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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 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

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

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 1999

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

1999 was surprisingly a really solid year for metal at least outside the mainstream, this year saw the release of the album that made me fell in love with progressive metal, the release of more classic black metal albums, more great Gothic and Symphonic albums and even some fun death and Trash metal. In my opinion if you actually look outside the mainstream of the time, the 1990's were a pretty great decade for metal all things considered.

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Estatic Fear - A Sombre Dance
3. Opeth - Still Life
4. Immortal - At The Heart Of Winter
5. Agalloch - Pale Folklore

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Created by Handala on 24.08.2022

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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

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Velmoth: My Greatest Albums Of All Time

...Diving Into The Void...

1. Dream Theater - Train Of Thought
2. Tool - Undertow
3. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
5. Slayer - Reign In Blood

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Created by Human Waste on 07.06.2022

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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

The Timeless Ver2

1.All time & genre (including Non-Metal on MS)
2.Only studio albums & EPs
3.The genre is primary one.
4.Only ESPECIALLY favorite (a bit more stringently than ver1 and rating 10 is not enough)
5.The order: A to Z (initial of band's name), next release date
6.Black Wisdom, an album of Russian band Grey Heaven Fall, is deleted. When the situation gets better, I will repost.
Last modified on 3 March 2022

1. Akhlys - The Dreaming I
2. Altar Of Plagues - Mammal
3. Angra - Temple Of Shadows
4. Anthrax - Among The Living
5. Arkha Sva - Gloria Satanae

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Created by Lastempire on 13.02.2022

1999 (An Exploration)

Best to worst of albums I've listened to from 1999. Will keep updating as I listen to more albums.

1. Static-X - Wisconsin Death Trip
2. Testament - The Gathering
3. Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
4. Amorphis - Tuonela
5. Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder

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Created by Artorix Carlsson on 28.01.2022

All Time Favourite Albums

1. Dream Theater - Images and Words
2. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
3. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
4. Kamelot - Karma
5. Sonata Arctica - Silence

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Created by AdamL on 04.01.2022

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400+ Favorite Songs

Last updated on 29 May 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: 29 May 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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August 2021 Jams

I just want to note that these are my favorites to listen to right now, and not necessarily the albums I would rate "best" or "most classic". Pure preference

1. Entombed - Left Hand Path
2. Antestor - The Forsaken
3. Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
4. Amenra - De Doorn
5. Wintersun - Wintersun

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Created by Qualeen on 25.08.2021