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The Best Metal Albums* From A To # (D)

This list is meant to be an extensive, but by no means exhaustive, collection of the greatest (modern) metal albums and eps. Running the gamut from avant-garde to trve norweigan black metal. *As someone who is young in age, my tastes tend to revolve around the period of the 80s to the present.* Although certain metal albums from before will certainly be featured, the period of the 60s-70s will be under-represented. I refer you to this excellent list to gain a better appreciation for some of the best metal from that period:

1. D.C. Cooper - D.C. Cooper
2. Dali's Dilemma - Manifesto For Futurism
3. Damim - The Difference Engine
4. Dämmerfarben - Im Abendrot
5. Damned Spirits' Dance - Weird Constellations

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Created by Uxküll on 28.10.2020

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Top Releases Of 2016, Now With Eggs Benedict!

Here are my favourite releases (8+ ratings) from 2016! This year, my preferences are ranked in order of how I'd rate them. I didn't manage to listen to an exceptional amount of new music this year, so please feel free to recommend and share some releases I may not have gotten to.

Impression about 2016: A terrible year for prog and alternative metal, if I had to be honest, mostly because my expectations were sky-high for releases from Headspace, Haken, Third Ion and Dissona. On the other hand, Vektor revitalized the stagnant genre of thrash with an incredible release. It was a decent year for post-metal or post-influenced things (Départe, Moanaa, Bossk, Blindead), but it was tough to top some of the gems from 2015 (mainly, Sunpocrisy's Eyegasm, Hallelujah! album). Finally, the combination of krautrock with metal in 2016 tantalized me frequently earlier in the year (exemplified by the music of ZÖN and Vaults of Zin).

1. Départe - Failure, Subside
2. 40 Watt Sun - Wider than the Sky
3. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
4. Aluk Todolo - Voix
5. Vektor - Terminal Redux

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Created by Diverge on 27.12.2016

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2016 Albums

Some interesting albums to check, i'll be updating it while to while.
(p14 Thanatos)

1. Voidless Form - Postcards From Limbo
2. Lascar - Absence
3. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
4. Lycus - Chasms
5. The Lumberjack Feedback - Blackened Visions

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Created by Music4TheSpirit on 09.07.2016

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2016: Keeping Up With The Joneses (Jan-Jun)

For me more than you, as the sheer amount of music in the world has turned me into a goldfish as far as remembering what I've listened to and what I thought of it. However, if you find something cool from here, more power you my friend!

1. Cult Of Luna - Mariner [Collaboration]
2. Fallujah - Dreamless
3. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
4. Death Grips - The Bottomless Pit
5. Iamthemorning - Lighthouse

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Created by musclassia on 05.02.2016

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SEXY stuff from 2016. Lots of prog.


5 - Perfect
4,5 - Excellent
4 - Great
3,5 - Very good
3 - Good
2,5 - OK, but nothing special

1. Haken - Affinity
2. Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight
3. Be'lakor - Vessels
4. Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
5. Devin Townsend - Transcendence

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Created by robpal on 02.02.2016

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Delicious Albums of the 2016

1. Myrath - Legacy
2. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
3. Mute The Saint - Mute the Saint
4. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
5. First Fragment - Dasein

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Created by mahavishnu on 22.01.2016

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2016 /-/-/ The Year of the Pandora's Box

1. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
2. Fates Warning - Theories of Flight
3. Obscura - Akróasis
4. Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
5. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma

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Created by Hazelnut Nero on 17.01.2016

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2016 Perpetual New Seeds for Korah

----Updated every weeks----

I'm looking for all genres without exceptions, with currently little preferencies for Progressive, Death and Black metal! Listenning to every albums 2 or 3 times at less before including it in my list.
I specify my favourite songs in order of preferency

❤ = Amazing song!

1. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2. Be'lakor - Vessels
3. Thank You Scientist - Stranger Heads Prevail
4. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
5. Hypno5e - Shores Of The Abstract Line

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Created by Korah on 13.01.2016

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Alphabetical Overview 2016

mostly prog metal, some black n prog rock, n related genres updated 26.2.16

1. 23-Infinity - XXIII-8
2. Abbath - Abbath
3. Abounding - Residual (ep)
4. Abysee - I Am The Wolf
5. Abyssic - A Winter's Tale

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Created by zarahuztra on 05.01.2016

Best Of 2016

All albums of 2016 I've listened to, ordered from the best to the worst.

1. The Foreshadowing - Seven Heads, Ten Horns
2. Heavenwood - The Tarot Of The Bohemians
3. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
4. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
5. Novembre - URSA

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Created by Dark Forever on 04.01.2016

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Expanded MS 2016 Top 20

One of source of entertainment in the couple of months since I've joined MS has been watching albums careen up and down the 2015 top 20. I thought it might be interesting to compile a list of every album that shows up on the 2016 top 20 list at any point during the year (modulo how often I'm actually able to observe the list) along with some statistics. Ranking on this list is ordered by peak rank, then last date at that rank, then end of year rank.

1. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
2. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
3. Aenaon - Hypnosophy
4. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole Of The Law

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Created by M0rkeleb on 03.01.2016

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Kai's Most Anticipated Releases Of 2016

**DISCLAIMER: This list is based on my own opinion and musical taste, and should not be taken otherwise.
In compliance to 2015's list, I've decided to orginize this year's list a bit differantly, as well as taking off 2016 releases from 2015's list.

Self-explainatory list that's used mostly for personal reminders of upcoming releases.

1. Neal Morse - The Similitude Of A Dream
2. Oddland - Origin
3. Iamthemorning - Lighthouse
4. Riverside - Eye Of The Soundscape
5. Ihsahn - Arktis.

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Created by Kais on 30.11.2015

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2016 Anticipated Records

★★★★★ - Masterpiece!
★★★★½ - Excellent!
★★★★☆ - Great!
★★★½☆ - Very Good!
★★★☆☆ - Enjoyable!
★★½☆☆ - OK, Nothing Special...
★★☆☆☆ - Mediocre/Poor
★½☆☆☆ - Don't Touch
★☆☆☆☆ - I Want My Money Back

1. Cloudscape - Voice Of Reason
2. Adam Wakeman & Damian Wilson - Weir Keeper's Tale
3. Fifth To Infinity - Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire
4. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
5. Bloodiest - Bloodiest

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Created by robpal on 03.08.2015

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Beginner's Guide To Building A Prog Collection (Standards, And A Few Unorthodox Choices)

Limited to only those albums featured on Metal Storm.

1. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
2. Rush - Moving Pictures
3. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
4. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
5. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime

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Created by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010