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Fave BM Albums

keeping track of my song-by-song ratings on RYM, putting the list here. Not nearly as knowledgeable about BM as with thrash and death metal, so any suggestions, throw them my way please. 1 album per band, as always, and I try to limit this to actual black metal releases, as opposed to releases by bands that were, at one time, black metal. Some bands (Imperial Triumphant, Necrophobic) really do incorporate a lot of both in each album, so I picked albums that had 'more' BM than DM

1. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
2. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
3. Thorns - Thorns
4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
5. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus

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Created by sgtrobo on 26.11.2021



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Best One-and-done Album/bands

Some of the best metal albums ever released have been by bands that only had one full length release.
Currently, list is a work-in-progress.

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Caladan Brood - Echoes Of Battle
3. Thorns - Thorns
4. Ved Buens Ende - Written In Waters
5. Demilich - Nespithe

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Created by sgtrobo on 25.08.2021



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2021 AotY Tracking

not a ranking yet, other than 1st place which will be tough to unseat
Not all the albums I've listened to, just the ones that seem worth multiple listens and rankings (i.e. if it's trash, I don't bother rating it or putting it here)

1. =============== AotY Contenders ===============
2. First Fragment - Gloire Éternelle
3. Fallensun - The Wake Of The Fall
4. Thy Catafalque - Vadak
5. Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse

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Created by sgtrobo on 05.08.2021



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AotY, 1970 Through Present

My personal hard rock/heavy metal album of the year that I own.
Truthfully, for several years, I just gave up trying to figure out what was in 2nd place (and sometimes, even in 1st).
Some years have so many options....

1. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
2. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath Vol. 4
4. Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
5. Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties

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Created by sgtrobo on 29.07.2021



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2020 Album of the Year

It's closing in on the end of 2021, so revisiting the year of the lockdown

1. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
2. Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus
3. Anaal Nathrakh - Endarkenment
4. Black Curse - Endless Wound
5. Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota

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Created by sgtrobo on 20.09.2020



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DM Album rankings

rateyourmusic is a pretty cool site, tracking stuff there and uploading here. still partly a 'stream-of-consciousness' thing.
also, 1 album per band, tops

1. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
2. Immolation - Close to a World Below
3. Cryptopsy - None So Vile
4. Nile - Annihilation Of The Wicked
5. Demilich - Nespithe

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Created by sgtrobo on 30.08.2020