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Making My Way Through The MS Top 200

The MS top 200 is supposed to represent the absolute peak of metal music, the timeless classics. I have been listening to metal for about 6 years now and would consider myself fairly knowledgeable about the genre. Yet, I have barely heard half of what the top 200 has to offer. I am now on a quest to listen to it all and give an honest opinion on what I thought of it.
This list will show every album of the top 200 and if I've listened to it whether it's an all-time favourite of mine (+++), I really like it (++), I like it (+), I don't think it's anthing special (*), I dislike it (-) or I really dislike it (--). The same symbols will be used to characterize what I think my opinion of the albums I haven't heard yet will be, based on my knowledge of the band and of the genre they play. (?) signifies that I have no idea of whether I'll enjoy it or not and (/) means that my opinion of the album is probably obsolete and I need to listen to it again.
The way the top 200 works makes it so that the albums at the bottom of the list are actually tied with other albums, but those other albums do not show up in the list. To make this list better, I decided that every album rated 8.74 (the lowest score included in the top 200) as of 23/04/2023 would be included in my list, making it a top 215.

1. Albums I am yet to hear:
2. -----------------------------
3. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
4. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol
5. Saturnus - Veronika Decides To Die

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Created by doez on 13.04.2023

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My Favorite Album Covers

Mind map:

Blue = win
Undead = win
Hell = win
Blue = win
Nature ft. Water = win
Color eyegasm = win
Grim reaper = win
Boys being boys = win
Badly done CGI = win
Blue = win
Blue = win
Orthodox stuff = win
Black and white = win, sometimes

Last updated on 29 March 2023.

1. Emperor - Reverence
2. Wintersun - Wintersun
3. The Ruins of Beverast - Rain Upon the Impure
4. Dissection - Live Legacy
5. Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

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Created by Qualeen on 29.03.2023

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Worst Albums Covers …

Maybe there is a million of records with ugly covers outside, but this is my choice
Great records bad covers and bad records bad covers, the art work it’s sometimes subjective…
Never judge a book by its cover

1. Metallica - 72 Seasons
2. Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
3. Riot - Narita
4. Cyclone Temple - My Friend Lonely
5. Exodus - Force Of Habit

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Created by Blackcrowe on 23.03.2023

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My Favorite Albums Of All Time.

Listen to metal for more than the half of my life, here is the list of my favorites albums of all time.

1. Alcest - Les Voyages De L'âme
2. Alcest - Kodama
3. Alcest - Spiritual Instinct
4. Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age
5. Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea

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Created by Charlotbk on 16.01.2023

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My Must Listen Albums

1. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4. Ahab - The Call of The Wretched Sea
5. Amon Amarth - Twilight of The Thunder God

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Created by P3YM4N on 12.12.2022

M0rkeleb's Overall Favorites - 8s

I feel like my overall favorites list is getting too long. I'm splitting it up by rating.

1. Thy Catafalque - Meta
2. Sepulcros - Vazio
3. Kassad - Faces Turn Away
4. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
5. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe And Axen: Act I

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Created by M0rkeleb on 04.12.2022

My Top 50 Albums Of 1990-1999

1. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
2. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
3. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by JHK on 10.10.2022

Albums That Influenced Me The Most

These are the albums that really impacted me emotionally and helped to shape me as a teen.

1. System Of A Down - Toxicity
2. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
3. Amon Amarth - Once Sent From The Golden Hall
4. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
5. Kalmah - They Will Return

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Created by Ryanm123 on 29.09.2022

Top 50

Subject to change from time to time.

1. Avenged Sevenfold - Waking The Fallen
2. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
3. Avenged Sevenfold - City Of Evil
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

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Created by MR11MAIDEN on 28.09.2022

Opeth Albums Ranked

here another top for a band that have a huge impact in my life.

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
4. Opeth - Deliverance
5. Opeth - Watershed

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Created by Charlotbk on 22.09.2022

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 1998

A little list series where I list my top 20 favorite metal albums every year starting from the year I was born in.

1998 was like AMAZING, by far the best year since I started this series, one of the best years in Symphonic and power metal, strong releases in black metal, and one of the most Iconic matel albums of all time.

1. Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
2. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
3. Therion - Vovin
4. Tristania - Widow's Weeds
5. Anathema - Alternative 4

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Created by Handala on 17.08.2022

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Park Metal

Music I listen to in an English-styled park in Warsaw, where nature grew in such a way that a controlled wilderness was achieved. Some songs match certain seasons better than others! This music goes well with the wonderful fantasy-themed imagination I've been gifted through my autism.

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
3. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. Summoning - Stronghold

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Created by Qualeen on 04.07.2022


Welcome to what I consider the "Metal Bible" or in other words, a list of records of various genres in the arrays of Metal and Hard Rock that I deem essential or at least very recommended to listeners of hard and heavy music. This may be a very overwhelming list but I essentially try to collect all albums in the History of Metal that strike me as worthwhile. May this be a guideline for people that seek for an entrance to a particular genre or certain bands. In no means I am saying, that this list is indisputable by any means. I consider these my personal picks for albums that should be listened to by die-hard metal fans at least once. Hopefully you can discover some new music or relate with my picks. If I missed something that you would include in such a list, please tell me in the form of a comment. Enjoy! \,,/

1. High Tide - Sea Shanties
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
4. Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come
5. Josefus - Dead Man

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Created by pandrstudios on 31.05.2022

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Most Interesting Interludes/Intros/Outros

(This list is a work in progress)

In this list I intend to compile all of my favorite interludes, intros, outros, short acoustic tracks, instrumentals, non-metal or otherwise atypical songs from the metal multiverse. Of course the definitions for each of the above are quite fluid, so you may personally disagree with my decision to consider one of these tracks as such.

Last updated on 21 April 2023.

1. Death - The Sound of Perseverance
2. Bathory - Blood Fire Death
3. Melechesh - Emissaries
4. Agalloch - The Mantle
5. Megadeth - Rust in Peace

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Created by Qualeen on 05.04.2022

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Metal Albums Ranked From WORSHIP To DISLIKE

Ratings go from:

WORSHIP ❤️❤️❤️: Absolute greatness, a mindblowing album.
LOVE ❤️❤️🖤: Amazing release with very few flaws.
LIKE ❤️🖤🖤: Enjoyable but far from perfect.
DISLIKE 💔: Not very good or maybe not fitting my tastes.

I've decided to stop rating albums with a numerical value as I tend to feel uncomfortable with that. This list has a minimalistic, subjective and visceral approach, based purely on sensations and personal tastes. Mainly for personal use and doesn't pretend to be a serious ranking, but emerges from the need to remember which bands and albums I enjoyed and the ones I disliked. I constantly revisit new releases so first impressions may change over time. It usually takes 8-10 spins for me to get completely sure of a rating.

1. Æther Realm - Tarot
2. Abhoria - Abhoria
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agrypnie - Metamorphosis
5. Allegaeon - Fragments Of Form And Function

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Created by Rinbel on 14.03.2022