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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

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Worst Albums in the History of Music

Consider this an encyclopedia of music's worst entries.

1. Metallica - Lulu
2. Metallica - Lulu
3. Metallica - Lulu
4. Metallica - Lulu
5. Metallica - Lulu

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Created by Troy Killjoy on 03.11.2011

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The Metal Art Of Thrashing (Ordered By Years)

**WARNING: Mega-list ahead**

So you're seeking some good ol' (or new) Thrash Metal and you don't know where to look? Recommendations are running low and you're tired of wandering forums aimlessly, only to find one or two albums that you've probably already heard of?...If so, my friend, then stop searching and welcome to my little sanctuary. Nowadays, most would say that I'm a complete Thrash addict, always in need of his fix, and they would be right. In order to keep my addiction under control and share it with all of you Thrash Metal maniacs, I've created this monstrous list. You may use my precious creation as an ''Encyclopedia'' of sort, in which I stored what I consider to be the best Thrash releases of all time. From the acclaimed classics like *Exodus - Bonded By Blood* and *Kreator - Pleasure To Kill* to the more hidden jewels like *Believers - Extraction From Mortality* and *Anacrusis - Suffering Hour* or even more recent gems like *Exmortus - Necrophony* and *Vektor - Terminal Redux*, I've got it all. I know it might look exhausting & exhaustive but after many user's complaints I decided to add this guide so here are few tricks to browse this monster of a list efficiently.


- Browsing My List - A How To Guide -

1. First of all, albums are ordered by years of release so if you don't like modern thrash metal (Resurgence and/or Revivalists) just don't go past Absu's ''The Third Storm Of Cythraul'' album, it pretty much draws the line between old school and modern thrash in the list. And no I don't consider ''Resurgence Thrash Metal'' to be a legitimate style, it's just to make it easier for you guys, when browsing the list (It's pretty much Traditional Thrash Metal but past a certain time frame).

2. Also, I've added every single album's thrash style. So if you like Death, Crossover, Prog, Melodic, Tech, Power, Black, Grind and even Groove Thrash.. it's all there suit yourself.

3. Now that you know this, if you found a band that you like very much and can't stand searching for other albums of that band that I might have suggested because the list is too goddamn long and it fucks your brain up, don't panic. Hit Ctrl + F, and write the band's name in the created box (under the browser's search bar), then click NEXT, NEXT (...) to jump from one album to the other. Simple ain't it? You can do this with the style, country or even a chosen year.

4. Lastly, albums with a ''★'' after the genre's description represents albums that I.. Myself.. Moi consider as being classics of the genre or something you shouldn't miss, no I am not the all mighty reference guru in Thrash Metal, yes I do know a lot and yes it is possible for you to disagree with me on that matter. So please don't go writing stuff like "Whaa.. Dude.. No star on X or Y album?". Also 🇨🇦 = From Canada, My Country!!!

I do hope that this little guide did help you and if not, press Alt + F4, in order to gtfo. Have fun.


: Guib's Best Thrash Release of 2022 :
Foreseen - Untamed Forces

: Guib's 2022 Honorable Mention :
Toxik - Dis Morta

: Guib's Best Thrash Release of 2023 So Far :
Exmortus - Necrophony


P.S. Feel free to recommend me new thrash please.
I do accept PMS but you can suggest here aswell

Also check Daggon's List here -- A Quick Guide For Thrash Metal, Sex and Tacos!
And ChapuLviz's List here -- Top 35 German Thrash Albums
And Vasil de Shumen's List over there -- Best of US THRASH

Last Updated: September, 1st, 2023

1. Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
2. Metallica - Kill 'Em All
3. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
4. Slayer - Show No Mercy
5. Dr. Know - Plug-In Jesus

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Created by Guib on 24.05.2011

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Tasty Stuff Not Currently Featured On MS

My other lists:
Most Talented Vocalists In Metal
So I Heard You Like Opeth...

All hail Bandcamp. Most of the music you will find here is progressive, avant-garde, or experimental in nature. That being said, there's something here for everyone - just search for your favourite get it. A large portion of these artists will let you "name the price" for their album(s) - go ahead, you can't resist the temptation to test it out before inevitable purchase.

The bands' names in the description have been assigned links to their tunes. Feel free to add bands that require suggestion over here. There's lots more to come! If one of these bands hits that spot or if you thought it was pretty meh, let me know in the comments.

I'm slowly replacing the ambiguous concept of stars (★) by rating each band's respective album out of 10 with .25 increments in addition to assigning a heart (❤) to my personal favourites.

Sorted first in order of rating then alphabetically.

| 114 Kassandra | A Prison Called Earth | Absinthiana | Acolyte | Adrian van den Broëck | Aeolist | Aethere | Akb'al | AnovA | Apple Sauce | Arcturon | Arida | As Light Dies | Ashen | Atlas | Atrophy | Azgard | Bear Ghost | Ben Simon | Beyond Never | Black Peaks | Carving Colours | Cast Of Mind | Chiral | Circle Takes Square | Damien The Cat | Dead Alone | Dead Season | Deconstructing Sequence | Digression Assassins | Distress Of Ruin | Divine Insanity | Dust Sculptures | Dustynation | The Echelon Effect | Echopraxia | Emblazoned | Euglena | Exotic Animal Petting Zoo | E1EN | The Fathomless Deep | For The Imperium | Gravemind | Grim Funeral | Grorr | Hryre | I, Valiance | I Shall Move The Earth | Imperial Gates | Jakub Zytecki | Jun Mitsui | Juvenile Baroque Slaughterhouse | Karhu | Kmac2021 | Kung Foo Preacher | L'Inverno Della Civetta | Liquid Rain | Luke Kelly | Malicious Dream | Mammoth | Marching Mind | Marrow Of Earth | Matt Harnett | Melora | Menz | Messenger | Mistguide | Mobius | Monolith Zero | Muerte Por Mil Cortes | Mystic | Nebulous | Nexilva | No Consequence | No Home For Heroes | Olema | Olvido | Optic | Opus Of A Machine | Orgone | Orion | Others By No One | Ottone Pesante | Öz Ürügülü | Paths | Peculate | Pictura | Pitch Feather | Plastic Mind Frequencies | Praetorian | Primo Vespere | Progtronic | Protean Collective | Pterodactyl King | Rabea Massaad | Red Rebel Patriots | Resurrecting Id | Retarded Noise Squad | Rick Chappell | Sarvas | Science Of Demise | Scientic | Scorned Deity | The Shell Collector | Shrines - Facebook page | Sleepers Awake | Soldis | Spectral Mortuary | Spectral Tower | Spherian | Stoort Neer | Suns Of The Morning Star | Svet Kant | Syncatto | Syqem | Teramobil | Thaclthi | Toska | Toxic Grind Machine | True | The Ulex | Undertow | Unjustly Labeled | Unsacred Seed | Urschrei | Utopianisti | Venus | Von Hertzen Brothers | Walking Across Jupiter | Winterblind | Winter Gate | Wizard Business | Zelophilia | Zilf | Zombie Frogs

I'm hoping at least one of these bands will evoke this reaction from you:

...or something along the lines of this, this, this, this, and, finally, this.

Come back again to get your fill!

Bonus: ethereal cat.

Bands now featured on Metal Storm will have the original album that I picked at the bottom of the list, with those marked with a ❤ being my favourite,

1. Öz Ürügülü - Fashion And Welfare
2. Jun Mitsui - Evacuation
3. Syncatto - Coloratura (EP)
4. Bear Ghost - Blasterpiece
5. Monolith Zero - The Great Calm

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Created by LeKiwi on 14.12.2013

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The Encyclopaedia of Beautiful Metal Ballads

If you know other wonderful songs which are missing in this list, feel free to suggest them to me

1. Adagio - Underworld
2. Aerosmith - Aerosmith
3. After Forever - Prison Of Desire
4. After Forever - Decipher
5. After Forever - After Forever

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Created by ~Starchild~ on 28.12.2010

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Marcel's Pedantic Top 50 Of The Naughties

This is the top 50 of my favourite 100 albums of 2000-2009.

1. Warning - Watching From A Distance
2. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
3. Primordial - To The Nameless Dead
4. Process Of Guilt - Erosion
5. Negură Bunget - OM

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Created by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2010

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Just Boobies!

1. Abaddon Incarnate - The Last Supper
2. Abrasive - Awakening of Lust
3. Abrasive - The Birth...Born In Sodom
4. Abysmal Gates - Divine Deception
5. Acheron - Rebirth: Metamorphosing Into Godhood

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Created by Elektro-Hexer on 26.07.2010

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Underrated and Overlooked Albums

1. One album per band
2. Alphabetic order
3. Only albums with less than 30 votes + albums not available on MS

Links to albums which are not featured on MS:
Apocalypse (UK)
Armageddon (USA)
As Light Dies
Auditory Imagery
Babylon Sad
Black Hole
Black Symphony
Blood Cult
Calhoun Conquer
Carmilla Morte
Cave Of Swimmers
Counter-World Experience
Crystal Age
Cult Of Vampyrism
Dali's Dilemma
Dawn Of Dreams
Dead Temple
Deaf Eyes
Decision D
Doom (JPN)
Dust Sculptures
Dying Passion
Earth Burnt Black
Egypt (US)
End Amen
Energetic Krusher
Eternal Cry
Eternal Valley
Flames Of Hell
Heaven's Cry
Hypnotic Scenery
Iron Claw
Jakub Żytecki
Jester's March
Light Of Darkness
Lucifer's Friend
Malignant Eternal
Memory Driven
Mephistopheles (GER)
Nexus 6
Night Sun
Nox Mortis
Odyssey (RSA)
Opus Arise
Ordained Fate
Path Of Debris
Polluted Inheritance
Red Tide
Sad Whisperings
Soul Cages
Stomach Earth
Sweet Noise
Tangerine Circus
The Advent Equation
The Bedlam
The Beyond
The Fathomless Deep
The Re-Stoned
Thy Withering Orchard
Time Grid
Toad (CH)
Touch Of Cruel Hands
Under The Sun
Vanguard X Mortem
Violent Work Of Art
Wicked Innocence
Wicked Maraya
Zions Abyss

1. (EchO) - Devoid Of Illusions
2. 5ive - Hesperus
3. 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Throes Of Absolution
4. A Sorrowful Dream - Toward Nothingness
5. Aarni - Bathos

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Created by Hex_Omega on 22.08.2013

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The Best "(Melodic) Death Doom" Albums

Here's a list that contains only Death Doom and Melodic Death Doom Metal albums, so Gothic (check out my other list for that), Funeral or Sludge Doom etc. are NOT included here (but elements from those subgenres might be present in some of the albums on this list). The reason I made this list is because "death doom" is easily one of my all-time favourite subgenres of music in general. Also, there's not a single similar list on MS to be found (at least to my knowing), hence why I feel people who are into this subgenre can use this list to find out more great music. The list is ordened to my own preference and all these albums are worth at least an 8/10 (the alphabetically ranked albums on the bottom of the list will eventually be ranked among the others, but I haven't listened enough to those to do so). The styles (pure/melodic/atmospheric death doom metal) of the ranked albums are also added so it's easier for people to find what they're looking for. I only add 1 album per band for the sake of variety as well as for keeping the list comprehensible. Lastly, give me suggestions so I can check 'em out and add them to the list (only albums that are featured on MS).

1. Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
2. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
3. Saturnus - Paradise Belongs To You
4. Desire - Locus Horrendus - The Night Cries Of A Sullen Soul...
5. Disembowelment - Transcendence Into The Peripheral

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Created by Erik M. on 04.08.2013

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Dark, Harrowing, And Ravaging Albums To Ruin Your Day

These obviously won't ruin your day. Chances are if you are into these styles you'll love this selection. No stylistic borders, but I'm limiting myself to one album per band. These aren't necessarily my favorite albums by these bands, but they are the one's I think fit the best.

10ish years later, I find a lot of my descriptions on these really mediocre. Don't judge my shitty writing.

1. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
2. Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
3. Absolutus - Pugnare In Iis Quae Obtinere Non Possis
4. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
5. Aderlating - Spear Of Gold And Seraphim Bone Pt. 1

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Created by Alex F on 11.09.2013

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My Top 75 Albums Of All Time

My top 75 favourite albums of all time (initially it was a top 20 list, and after that top 50). Only 1 album per band. The list is in alphabetical order, so it doesn't represent explicitly which album is my absolute favourite (I don't have one). All albums on this list have earned at least a 9/10 rating. Albums with a star (★) have received a 10/10 rating from me. I've added genres and my favourite songs.

1. After Forever - Decipher
2. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
3. Alcest - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
4. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes
5. Anathema - The Silent Enigma

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Created by Erik M. on 22.10.2012

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A List Of Great Debut Albums

A lot of bands have great debut albums. Obviously this list is just a fraction of all the great debut albums out there, but it's a start. I'll keep expanding this list continuously, so all suggestions are welcome (granted they are featured on MS). All the albums here are ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. If a certain album belongs to the (in your opinion) wrong genre, then definitely let me know.

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Arcturus - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sadness - Ames De Marbre

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Created by Erik M. on 30.11.2012

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Space Metal!

***Currently working through suggestions and adding some spacey non-metal things when they cross my mind***
As a lover of all things sci-fi I find metal to be the most accommodating of genres when it comes to themes of space/aliens. This is a list of those albums which use this theme and/or evoke an overall 'spacey' atmosphere and which I find particularly intriguing and enjoyable. No order for now and a work in progress (recommendations most welcome) Last Updated: 9th April 2014

1. Atoma - Skylight
2. Ayreon - The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer
3. Dol Ammad - Star Tales
4. Star One - Space Metal
5. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling

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Created by R'Vannith on 25.06.2011

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The Best Shit On MS

My top 100 metal albums of all time (featured on MS).

- one album per band.
- in alphabetical order.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
3. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
4. Agruss - Morok
5. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

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Created by Paz on 21.12.2011

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The Best Of Unorthodox Black Metal

Within the past decade, black metal has seen bands from all over the world incorporating new sounds to the genre and changing its delivery like never before. As great as the classic bands are, BM bands today seem to be branching out in every possible direction. From the beautiful chaos of the French bands, to the developing psychedelic black metal style, and even the Avantgarde craziness of the Meads or work from Mories... all the experimentation is helping to create a bold new identity for the genre's sound. Black metal today could very well be the one area of metal where we see the most experimentation taking place, and I hope the albums in this list will illustrate this growing trend.

1. Necromantia - Crossing The Fiery Path
2. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
3. Woods Of Belial - Deimos XIII
4. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
5. Blut Aus Nord - MoRT

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Created by Auntie Sahar on 05.06.2012