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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 2004

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

2004 was a another good year, especially for my favorite genres Symphonic metal and power metal, even if it wasn't the strongest overall year for metal the 2000's started pretty slowly for metal, but 2004 was a fantastic year for other music genres

1. Haggard - Eppur Si Muove
2. Ayreon - The Human Equation
3. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
4. Nightwish - Once
5. Wintersun - Wintersun

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Created by Handala on 29.09.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 2003

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

2003 may not have been that spical, but for me I think it was possibly one of the best years for Power and Symphonic metal, also this was the year where I started to listen to metal regularly going back to classic albums and bands, starting my metal journey.

1. Masterplan - Masterplan
2. Epica - The Phantom Agony
3. Lost Horizon - A Flame To The Ground Beneath
4. Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
5. Swallow The Sun - The Morning Never Came

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Created by Handala on 22.09.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 2002

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

2002 was a really strong year especially for progressive metal, black metal came back rowing and power metal going through its golden age.

My favorite non metal albums of 2002

1. In absentia

1. Agalloch - The Mantle
2. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
3. Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
4. Taake - ...Bjoergvin...
5. Symphony X - The Odyssey

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Created by Handala on 15.09.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 2001

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

2001 was pretty great year... for metal that is, one of the best in my opinion, this year was especially great for Symphonic metal, power metal and Folk metal. Also 2001 saw the release of a couple of the most Iconic albums in progressive metal history.

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Ensiferum - Ensiferum
3. Rammstein - Mutter
4. System Of A Down - Toxicity
5. Moonsorrow - Voimasta Ja Kunniasta

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Created by Handala on 08.09.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 2000

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

2000 was a pretty solid year especially for progressive metal, Symphonic metal and power metal, also pretty good year for death metal. This also was the year I started to listen to metal music thanks to those iconic linkin park singles (RIP Chester Bennington).

1. Haggard - Awaking The Centuries
2. Koyaanisqatsy - From The Yearning To Burst The Perpetual Circle
3. Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
4. Pain Of Salvation - The Perfect Element, Part I
5. Iron Maiden - Brave New World

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Created by Handala on 01.09.2022



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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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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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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 1997

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

1997 was surprisingly a solid year for metal, a lot of great releases in black and power metal, and a very strong year for gothic metal this period was by far the golden age of gothic metal

1. Stratovarius - Visions
2. Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
3. Empyrium - Songs Of Moors And Misty Fields
4. Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
5. Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech

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Created by Handala on 10.08.2022



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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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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1995

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

1995 was amazing, great Black metal albums, Iconic power metal releases, Death second best album and one of the best years for gothic metal. I had to make some rough cuts, so as honorable mentions: Stormcrowfleet by Skepticism, De Profundis by Vader, Destroy Erase Improve by Meshuggah, Ночь Короче Дня by Aria and Orchid by Opeth, 95 was a great year for metal🤘🤘

1. Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side
2. Death - Symbolic
3. Gamma Ray - Land Of The Free
4. The Gathering - Mandylion
5. Paradise Lost - Draconian Times

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Created by Handala on 27.07.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1994

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

1994 was pretty great year for metal black metal was in full swing with all its drama, death metal still going strong and a really good year for doom metal.

My favorite non-metal albums from 94

1. Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
3. Dream Theater - Awake
4. Running Wild - Black Hand Inn
5. Amorphis - Tales From The Thousand Lakes

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Created by Handala on 19.07.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1993

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

1993 was a great year for metal second wave black metal stars to kick in, and a great year for both death and gothic metal. 93 also saw the release of one of the most iconic power metal albums and anthems

1. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
2. Death - Individual Thought Patterns
3. Angra - Angels Cry
4. My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
5. Depressive Age - Lying In Wait

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Created by Handala on 12.07.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive 1992

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

1992, was another great year the biggest surprise for me from this year was the amount of solid thrash metal releases that came out around this time when the classic sound of this genera was on its last leg, and again I respect pantera more than I enjoy there music.

1. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
2. Dream Theater - Images And Words
3. Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
4. Alice In Chains - Dirt
5. W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol

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Created by Handala on 05.07.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1991

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

1991 and the early 1990's ware the golden age of old school death metal, where progressive metal stars to kik more gear, the mayhem of the second wave/Norwegian black metal starts, And of course 1991 is the year where Grung killed Glam metal

1. Coroner - Mental Vortex
2. Fates Warning - Parallels
3. Death - Human
4. Bathory - Twilight Of The Gods
5. Armored Saint - Symbol Of Salvation

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Created by Handala on 27.06.2022



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Top Metal Albums Each Year I Have Been Alive, 1990

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

1990 is the year where my all time favorite metal album came out, I had to make some tough cuts for this list especially Danzig ii, Riot's The Privilege Of Power and Suicidal Tendencies's Lights... Camera... Revolution. Also I respect Pantera more than I like there music and the same for Entombed

1. Judas Priest - Painkiller
2. Bathory - Hammerheart
3. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
4. Obituary - Cause Of Death
5. Queensrÿche - Empire

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Created by Handala on 19.06.2022