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Currently Listening... (February 2023 Edition)

These are albums that I'm currently enjoying. They may be classics that I'm revisiting or new gems I've recently discovered. (Ordered alphabetically)

- A star (⭐️) denotes a new discovery that I find exceptionally special!
- A flame (🔥) denotes an album that I've heard before, enjoyed, and am revisiting this month!

1. Ancient - Svartalvheim
2. Arizmenda - Spiders Lust In The Dungeon’s Dust
3. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
4. Carnosus - Visions Of Infinihility
5. Cattle Decapitation - Death Atlas

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 02.02.2023

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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

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A collection of totally family-friendly jams fitting the spooky season. One song per band!

1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
2. Slayer - South of Heaven
3. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
4. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
5. King Diamond - Abigail

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Created by Qualeen on 31.10.2022

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PART V - Starting On Metal? Doom Metal

Doom , pain, suffering, depressed…. Style born in the darkest riffs and songs of Black Sabbath and became gain adept’s very soon. Doom has a huge variety of sub genre’s. Here is the best bands to start listen this gloomy style

1. Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
2. Pentagram - Pentagram
3. Trouble - The Skull
4. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
5. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone

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Created by Blackcrowe on 26.10.2022

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Artwork: Doom Metal Albums

This is a list of doom metal albums based on their artwork (in reverse alphabetical order). It includes iconic cover art from classic albums as well as fascinating work from more recent releases.
There is a saying that "you should not judge a book by its cover", which is of course also true in the case of music albums. However, the artwork can complement the production and give a visual introduction to the musical theme and atmosphere. More than for any other kind of music, this may be true for metal.

1. Weeping Silence - Opus IV Oblivion
2. Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers
3. Shadecrown - Solitarian
4. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
5. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times

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Created by Plattner on 22.10.2022

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

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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 1996

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

1996 was a very soild year, even though in the mainstream metal/rock started to go down hell around this time (well for me at least), but still a lot of great releases especially in black metal and gothic metal, oh and also my favorite metal genera symphonic metal started to become it's own thing around this time.

1. Therion - Theli
2. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
3. Vinterland - Welcome My Last Chapter
4. Theatre Of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear
5. Edge Of Sanity - Crimson

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Created by Handala on 03.08.2022

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Favorite Metal Albums Of All Time

1 album per band per subgenre
work in progress, updating as I go through the song-by-song ratings on
I will typically update my black metal faves -
and my death metal faves -
prior to updating this one

1. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
2. King Diamond - Abigail
3. Voivod - Dimension Hatröss
4. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
5. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris

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Created by sgtrobo on 14.07.2022

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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

1996 (An Exploration)

An exploration of the best (and worst) albums of 1996, will keep updating as I find more albums to rank. I've often thought that 1996 was one of the worst years for metal but I keep finding great and overlooked albums. Many of them deserve another listen, there are definitely some gems hidden amongst the weirdness.

1. Stratovarius - Episode
2. Metallica - Load
3. Amorphis - Elegy
4. Bathory - Blood On Ice
5. Burzum - Filosofem

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Created by Artorix Carlsson on 23.11.2021

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400+ Favorite Songs

Last updated on 25 March 2023.

1. Dream Theater - Images and Words
2. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
3. Wintersun - Wintersun
4. Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane
5. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

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Created by Qualeen on 10.10.2021

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200+ Favorite Albums

Note: Tool intentionally ommitted because they don't consider themselves metal. Otherwise you'd see their first 4 albums in top 25.

Last updated: 26 March 2023

1. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
5. Lost Horizon - A Flame to the Ground Beneath

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Created by Qualeen on 30.09.2021

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Andy's top ranked 10 Minutes+ songs 🤘🤘

All my favourite songs that are 10 minutes+

1. Rush - 2112
2. Deep Purple - In Rock
3. The Doors - The Doors
4. Uriah Heep - Look At Yourself
5. Rush - Hemispheres

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Created by AndyMetalFreak on 23.08.2021

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300+ Greatest Metal Songs (max. 2 songs per album)

These are (in my opinion) the best metal songs of all time. I've limited myself to choosing a maximum of TWO SONGS PER ALBUM so that there can be some diversity in the bands that appear.
The genres are mainly heavy, thrash, and death metal - with some black and power metal too.
Format: Band - Album - SONG

1. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
2. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3. Judas Priest - Painkiller
4. Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith
5. Dio - Holy Diver

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Created by F3ynman2000 on 24.06.2021