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Top 200 Metal Releases Of All Time

I have finally caved in and made a top 200 list. The main focus here is metal, so no Rush, no King Crimson, Deep Purple, or GY!BE are in the list, but I do still love those bands and others that could have qualified.
The list mostly contains albums, but some EPs, demos, splits, and compilations are also featured every now and then. I also tried to avoid including demos or EPs that were too short but there’s still a few of them.

1.Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2.Windir - Arntor
3.Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
4.Sigh - Hangman's Hymn: Musikalische Exequien
5.Edge Of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by doez on 21.02.2024

Albums I Look Up To In 2019, ALPHABETICAL

Time has moved on and so has my taste. There is music I didn't listen to back then but also albums I still love even though I don't listen to them as much anymore.

1.Agalloch - The Mantle
2.Aquilus - Cloak Of Autumn Shroud
3.Aquilus - Griseus
4.Babymetal - Metal Resistance
5.Babymetal - Metal Galaxy

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Created by Andrew_Deer on 04.07.2019

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I Like Big Hits And I Can Not Lie (Part II: 21st Century)

Stuff that got me hooked in the course of the years, from my very first blurred memories as a toddler to the present day.
Lots of catchy tunes, some cheese, very few flowers.
Songs that had a big impact on me and influenced my taste in music.
Stuff to let it all hang out, songs for campfire sing-alongs and soundtracks to slit your wrists to.
Love at first sight listen.

This is part II of II, covering the years since 2001.

Despite of the list's personal character, suggestions are very welcome.
After all I'm old and I may just have forgotten lots of stuff that did make my day.

Great albums that didn't make it on the list as they can only be enjoyed in their entirety, rather than by picking individual songs:

Thirdmoon - Sworn Enemy: Heaven (Death, 2004)
Defleshed - Reclaim The Beat (Death/Thrash, 2005)
Tyranny - Tides Of Awakening (Funeral Doom, 2005)
Mourning Beloveth - A Murderous Circus (Doom/Death, 2005)
Rotting Christ - Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy (Black, 2013)

1.Alastis - Unity
2.Diablerie - Seraphyde
3.Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
4.Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise
5.Hollenthon - With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell

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Created by Starvynth on 19.05.2019

20 Essential Albums Of 2017

1.Soen - Lykaia
2.The Faceless - In Becoming A Ghost
3.Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
4.Persefone - Aathma
5.Leprous - Malina

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Created by Sultan Shahrokh on 28.10.2018

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METAL TOP 125 - 2017 (my Favorites)

1.Septicflesh - Codex Omega
2.Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing
3.Paradise Lost - Medusa
4.Samael - Hegemony
5.Egonaut - The Omega

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Created by Alexbridger on 11.02.2018

50 Albums I Enjoyed In 2017

My personal Top 50 of a fantastic Year. As you can see the major part of this list is kind of proggy, concluded with some heavier stuff and a few Rock Albums. There may be some more creative or boundary breaking releases left out, but these are the works that exited and convoyed me throughout 2017.
Please enjoy, suggestions are appreciated.

1.Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand
2.The Night Flight Orchestra - Amber Galactic
3.Soen - Lykaia
4.Voyager - Ghost Mile
5.Dodecahedron - Kwintessens

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Created by Jambi0905 on 28.12.2017

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Karlabos' 2017 Top 100

If you were ever following my 2017 list in the beginning of the year and are wondering what happened to that one: well, basically MS deleted it itself. More like half of it. When I was in the mark of 120 albums or so and were updating the stuff, that bug which sometimes happens where some of the albums get cut from the preview happened... And I didn't see it. And I clicked on the submit button... So in the end only the first 50 albums of my original list were now showing and THE REST GOT ALL FUCKING DELETED, so yeah... I got pissed. And deleted the whole thing.

2.AdyS - Pretending
3.Ame To Kanmuri - Nou
4.Ayame - Lumiere Ambree
5.Bathsheba - Servus

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Created by Karlabos on 11.12.2017

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A Way To Remember All The Great Stuff From 2017

Will eventually turn this into an end of year list. Includes both Metal and non Metal stuff.
In no particular order.

1.Process Of Guilt - Black Earth
2.Rosetta - Utopioid
3.Akercocke - Renaissance In Extremis
4.Tchornobog - Tchornobog
5.Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

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Created by InnerSelf on 30.09.2017

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2017-mz's Favorites

The best albums of 2017. Each section is almost in order now. I have tried to group the albums aesthetically, with the first group being the most diverse , focusing on the free-floating drone/ ambient, noise and psychedelic stuff that. The reason is that I get strong ASMR from those things. And yes, ASMR is real.

2.10 000 Russos - Distress Distress
3.777Babalon - Eschatological Beast Of The Revelation
4.Ehnahre - The Marrow
5.Twinesuns - The Empire Never Ended

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Created by mz on 30.06.2017

The Best Metal Albums Of 2017

1.Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
2.Analepsy - Atrocities From Beyond
3.Kreator - Gods Of Violence
4.Ulver - The Assassination Of Julius Caesar
5.Mors Principium Est - Embers Of A Dying World

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Created by Jozy on 03.05.2017

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The Best Metal Albums of 2017

Last updated on 30.12.2017

1.Paradise Lost - Medusa
2.Kind Man - Kindness Ends
3.Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
4.Septicflesh - Codex Omega
5.Immolation - Atonement

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Created by un/heart/ed on 20.04.2017

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2017: Yes For Music

The best album covers of 2017:

Bell Witch ‎- Mirror Reaper
~ Mariusz Lewandowski ~

Tchornobog - Tchornobog
~ Adam Burke ~

Amenra - Mass VI
~ Stephan Vanfleteren ~

Blut Aus Nord - Deus Salutis Meæ
~ Anna Levytska ~

Progenie Terrestre Pura - OltreLuna
~ Abalakin ~

1.Tchornobog - Tchornobog
2.Below The Sun - Alien World
3.Emptiness - Not For Music
4.Amenra - Mass VI
5.Process Of Guilt - Black Earth

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Created by Paz on 16.04.2017

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2017 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Top list time! Here we go!

1.La Torture Des Ténèbres - IV - Memoirs Of A Machine Girl
2.Ragana - You Take Nothing
3.Lingua Ignota - All Bitches Die
4.Turia - Dede Kondre
5.Vintersorg - Till Fjälls Del II

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Created by Draugen on 20.03.2017

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2017, Part 1: It's February Already?!?

Getting started on this later than usual

1.Persefone - Aathma
2.Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite
3.Au-Dessus - End Of Chapter
4.Heretoir - The Circle
5.Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand

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Created by musclassia on 21.02.2017

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Albums Of 2017
My blog if you want to read some reviews.

1.Septicflesh - Codex Omega
2.Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite
3.Sun Of The Sleepless - To The Elements
4.Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep
5.Origin - Unparalleled Universe

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Created by deswesher on 03.02.2017