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Best Of 2021

Limited only to the albums I rate higher than 7.
Suggestions are extremely welcomed.

1. Theologian - Nonextant
2. She Spread Sorrow - Hunters
3. Choir - songs for a tarnished world
4. Five The Hierophant - Through Aureate Void
5. Fragment King - Retreat

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Created by mz on 31.12.2021

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Best Of 2010-2020 By Mz

The best of 2010-2019. At the end it tuned out to be less diverse than what I thought it would be in terms of musical genres, with mostly black and death metal record filling the spots.
Recommendations more than welcomed.

1. Sutcliffe Jugend - Blue Rabbit
2. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
3. Ulcerate - The Destroyers Of All
4. Schammasch - Contradiction
5. Aluk Todolo - Occult Rock

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Created by mz on 31.12.2019

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Mz's Favorite Records Of Drone And Related Genres

Still not finished, as I need to rearrange, check the links and also go through the genres again. I might have forgotten many good records. In addition, my knowledge of early industrial movement is very limited, so the list is lacking on that front. Many albums on the list might also not be considered drone in a traditional sense of the word, but they need the same sort of aesthetic appreciation I guess, so I included them. The most important criteria is that the albums should rely extensively on texturing, buildup, and musical landscapes rather that being riff based.

1. ***Drone Doom Metal***
2. Boris - Amplifier Worship
3. Earth - Earth 2: Special Low Frequency version
4. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
5. Floating Glasses - Fabric of Disquiet (Drone Metal -

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Created by mz on 19.10.2017

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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.

1. /// Noise, Drone, Ambient, Psychedelic Stuff\\\
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

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2016: The Bests

I did not spend much time searching for/listening to music in 2016, so recommendations are more than welcomed. Some of the stuff towards the end of the list are likely to be deleted.

1. Schammasch - Triangle
2. Aluk Todolo - Voix
3. Skáphe - Skáphe²
4. Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
5. Départe - Failure, Subside

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Created by mz on 19.06.2016

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MZ's Favorite Death Metal Albums

My favarite death metal records. I avoided making this list for long because
a) I've suggested many of these albums on the lists of the others
b) many of them appear on my other lists
c) my knowledge on OSDM is extremely shallow
In the other words, this is a shit list and I admit it. Any help for improvement in the form of suggestions is appreciated.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Pod Vládou Biče (Under The Reign Of The Whip)
2. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
3. Adversarial - Death, Endless Nothing And The Black Knife Of Nihilism
4. Altars - Paramnesia
5. Antediluvian - λόγος

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Created by mz on 04.03.2015

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2014- MZ's Favorite Albums

2014 was great year, especially for black metal. Here are my most favorite records of the year. Open to suggestions, as always.
Edit: I might have a little of change in the order of albums at the end.

1. Qualeaceans - Capture Of Ziz
2. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
3. Schammasch - Contradiction
4. Execration - Morbid Dimensions
5. Darkspace - Dark Space III I

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Created by mz on 20.10.2014

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The Best Of Dissonant Metal

Metal art of dissonance as I love it.
- on album per band, unless the band has very different albums.
-I'm not picky for albums released before 2000.
-I'm not picky for genres that are to some degrees unusual for the dissonance, like sludge metal.

This list is open to suggestions.

1. Abyssal - Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
2. Alkerdeel - Morinde
3. Altars - Paramnesia
4. Amnis Nihili - Christological Escalation
5. Antediluvian - λόγος

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Created by mz on 07.11.2013

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Mz's Favorite Black Metal Albums

My favorite BM records. Recommendation are more than welcomed.

1. 777Babalon - Eschatological Beast of the Revelation
2. Advent Sorrow - As All Light Leaves Her
3. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
4. Agruss - Morok
5. Aion - Verses Of Perdition

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Created by mz on 04.09.2013

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mz's Most Favorite Progressive Metal Albums

Progressive metal is one of my most favorite musical genres. The most interesting thing about this genre is the musical flexibility and the fact that progressive metal can come into different forms and this makes progressive metal one of the most divers genres of metal. For me, progressive metal is not just about stupid technicality and soulless show off. For this reason, my definition of progressive metal might be a little different from others. Progressive rock and metal were meant to put aside musical boundaries but nowadays it seems that being complex, technical, "intelligent", ambitious and pretentious is an inherent quality of prog metal genres. Screw this bullshits. Here are my most favorite prog metal albums. They might sometime be technical and complex but they all have their own soul in my opinion.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
4. Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
5. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao

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Created by mz on 21.07.2013

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mz's Favs

These are the albums which I like the most. Since I have not listened to a lot of albums( let's say, max 400 for me), it would be pretentious to make a list of my 100 favorite albums, so I keep this list short.

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
3. Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice
4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
5. Blut Aus Nord - The Work Which Transforms God

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Created by mz on 09.05.2013