top 10 all-time favorite albums?


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Jul 24, 2001
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Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked here before, but what's your top ten of all time favorite metal albums? Also, if you can put them in order, which ones would it be? Mine changes every year but here it goes:
1.Opeth: Morningrise
2.Moonspell: Wolfheart
3.Amorphis: Tales from the 1000 lakes
4.Opeth: Still life
5.My Dying Bride: The angel and the dark river
6.Tiamat: Wildhoney
7.Opeth: Orchid
8.Metallica: Ride the lightning
9.My Dying Bride: Turn loose the swans
10.At the Gates: Slaughter of the soul
Oh guy... *sigh* this is non-metal-specific:

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth - Morningrise
Opeth - Still Life
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine : Biomech
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Frank Zappa - We're Only in it for the Money
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Who - Quadrophenia

Maybe not in that exact order, but something like that.
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
Dream Theater - Awake
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - self titled
Led Zeppelin IV
Meat Puppets II
Thelonious Monk - Straight, No Chaser
Derek Sherinian - Planet X
Steve Vai - Fire Garden
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather
Yes - Close to the Edge

I'm sure you've noticed that Opeth is not among them, this is due to the fact that I've only been listening to Opeth for about three months, which is not nearly enough time to digest them to the point of saying where they rank among my favorite albums. I also didn't rank these, other than the fact that they're in alphabetical order, because I just ran through my CD case and picked them.
Well, I can´t say that because there to many good albums but here´s my top ten at this moment:

° Evoken - "Quietus"
° My Dying Bride - "Turn Loose The Swans"
° Bethlehem - "S.U.I.Z.I.D."
° Shape of Despair - "Shades of..."
° Tiamat - "Wildhoney" and Opeth - "Blackwater Park"
° Katatonia - "Brave Murder Day"
° Katatonia - "LFDGD"
° Samael - "Ceremony of Opposites"
° Skepticism - "Lead and Aether"
° Deinonychus - "Deinonychus"

° and many more
Not necessarily in any order:

-Opeth: Morningrise
-Opeth: Still Life
-Dark Tranquillity: The Gallery
-Dark Tranquillity: Skydancer
-Edge of Sanity: Crimson
-In Flames: Whoracle
-Sentenced: Amok
-Theatre of Tragedy: Velvet Darkness They Fear
-Therion: Theli
-The Black League: Ichor
-The Gathering: Mandylion
-The Sins of Thy Beloved: Lake of Sorrow

Whoops, that's twelve already.

-Villain (np: The 69 Eyes - Blessed Be - "Wages of Sin")
At the moment it is................

1.Yngwie Malmsteen:Rising Force
2.Jason Becker:perpetual Burn
4.Opeth:Still Life
7.In Flames:Whoracle
8.Mike Oldfield:Discovery
9.Guitar Trio(Meola,Lucia,McLaughlin):passion,Grace&Fire
10.Mr Bungle:Disco Volante

whoha....this is it!!! :eek:
It's hard to put anyone up alongside Opeth, so I'll name 5 that come after Opeth.

Theatre of Tragedy - Theatre of Tragedy
The Sins of Thy Beloved - Perpetual Desolation
Therion - Vovin
Paradise Lost - Icon
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Somebody mentioned Tiamat 's Wildhoney !!

alongside Opeth?
In the Woods... - Omnio
Tenhi - Kauan
My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the Sun
Anathema - Eternity
Anathema - Judgement
Anathema - The Silent Enigma
Tiamat - Wildhoney
Empyrium - Songs of Moors & Misty Fields
Saturnus - Paradise belongs to You

that's already ten, but there should be everything by the Gathering and Katatonia and Ulver .....
1.Opeth - MAYH/Still Life/Morningrise
2. Opeth - BWP/Orchid
3. NIN - The Downward Spiral
4. TOOL - Undertow/Lateralus/Aenima/Opiate/Salival I guess
5. Strung Out - Twisted by Design
6. Portishead - Live Roseland NYC
7. Tom Waits - Mule & Variations/Bone Machine
8. NIN - The Fragile
9. A Perfect Cirlcle - Mer De Noms
10. Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Cthulhu Strikes Back/Great Old Ones

Not a huge selection, I know.. hmm.
Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb sun
Porcupine Tree - Signify
Opeth - Morningrise
Opeth - Still Life
Gardenian - Sindustries
Camel - Moonmadness
Summoning - Dol Guldur
Radiohead - OK Computer
Wishbone Ash - Argus
King Crimson - Red
Opeth - Morningrise
Opeth - Still Life
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Arch Enemy - Black Earth
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Anthrax - Spreading the Disease
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
Tool - Aenima

I'm sure Arch Enemy's 'Wages of Sin' will be on there soon once I finally buy a copy of it. Damn Century Media!
1)opeth: morningrise
2)in flames: whoracle
3)amorphis: tales from thousand lakes
4)empyrium: where at night the wood grouse plays
5)anathema: the silent enigma
6)haggard: awaking the centuries
7)opeth: orchid
8)in flames: jester race
9)cradle of filth: dusk and her embrence
10)radiohead: ok computer
As of now, in no order...

Tool - Aenima
Tool - Undertow
Meshuggah - Chaosphere
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
Isis - Celestial
Opeth - Morningrise
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Nothingface - Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity
Diecast - Day of Reckoning
Strapping Young Lad - City
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore´s Rainbow(I think it´s called that :) )
Rainbow - Rising
Camel - Snow Goose
Camel - Camel
Camel - Mirage
Iron Maiden - Killers
Magnum - Kingdom of madness
Edge Of Sanity - Crimson
Judas Priest - Sin After Sin
Scorpions - Fly to the rainbow
in no order, and excluding Opeth:
Dark Tranquility - The Gallery
Anathema - The Silent Enigma
MDB - Turn Loose The Swans
Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
Nevemore - Dreaming Neon Black
Dissection - The Somberlain
Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
Emperor - Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Death - Human
Death - Symbolic
Opeth-Orchid, Morningrise, MAYH, Still Life, Blackwater Park
Vintersorg-Cosmic Genesis
Dream Theater-Awake
Otyg-Sagovindars Boning
Iron Maiden-7th Son....
Well, other than every Metallica album, which tops every list, here are my current top ten, in no real order.

1) Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
2) Opeth - Still Life
3) Black Sabbath - We Sold Our Soul
4) Sepultura - Chaos AD
5) Tristania - Beyond The Veil
6) Soilwork - A Predator's Portrait
7) Anathema - Alternative 4
8) In Flames - Clayman
9) Savatage - The Wake of Magellan
10) Children of Bodom - Follow the Reaper
As of now (and the only one im sure of its order is Still Life):

1.Still Life - Opeth
2.Master Of Puppets - Metallica
3.Reign In Blood - Slayer
4.Dusk And Her Embrace - Cradle Of Filth
5.Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk - Emperor
6.Storm Of The Light's Bane - Dissection
7.A Vision Of Misery - Sadus
8.Orchid - Opeth
9.My Arms, Your Hearse - Opeth
10.Nemesis Divina - Satyricon

But right now im listening to A Blaze In The Northern Sky by Darkthrone and i must say its quite good.
Also, Sodom might be in that list soon.
I just go with one record per group, or else there would be 8 Maiden records on my list.

1. Iron Maiden - Powerslave
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Dissection - Storm Of The Light´s Bane
4. Dream Theater - Awake
5. King Diamond - Abigail
6. Slayer - Reign In Blood
7. Mercyful Fate - Melissa
8. Black Sabbath - Vol 4
9. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
10. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
1. Opeth - My arms , Your Hearse
2. Opeth - Still Life
3. Edge of Sanity - Crimson
4. Opeth - Morningrise
5. In Flames - The Jester Race
6. Iced Earth - Something wicked this way comes
7. In Flames - Clayman
8. Wars of Winter - Wars of Winter
9. Immortal - At the heart of Winter (which I traded for Morningrise)
10. Emperor - 9 Equilibriums ( Can''t really remember the name)