Mik’s Top 100 Favourite Albums of All Time #96-100

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A while ago, at the same time as Matt and Reggie, I posted my Top 100 All Time Favourite (Metal) Albums over at the forum The History of Metal on FB. It took a good amount of time and effort to put it together, but it was so much fun! My taste in metal is always changing, so the list will not always look the same. In fact, it’s already a bit different than it was when I first put it together and posted it on the forum seven months ago.

I tried to limit myself to three albums per band to make the list a little more diverse and interesting. I don’t really consider the ‘test of time’-factor when selecting what albums that will go on my list, instead I measure it by how strongly the album has affected me emotionally and how much/often it has helped me through both good and bad phases in my life. That’s why you can find quite a few newer releases among my favourites too. 

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#100 Vintersorg – Ödemarkens Son

I wanted to start off my list with a band from my own country, Sweden.
This album is Vintersorg’s best, being from the north I really like and can relate to the Nordic wilderness/medieval theme. When he went on to write songs in English, with a more experimental prog sound I kind of lost interest, because that raw, primitive feeling was gone. ‘Ödemarkens Son’ is a beautiful piece of folk/black metal made by a singer with a unique voice.

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#99 Nightmare – Burden of God

For me it’s been hard to find really good power metal bands, but here’s a French one, that stuck with me. I’m actually surprised they’re not more known and popular. They remind me of Iced Earth and Dio, a little proggy, lots of power, a little thrashy, nice riffs and an awesome singer. Catchiness and lots of variation makes for a brilliant power metal album.

#98 Apocalyptica – Worlds Collide

It’s no secret that I love strings in metal, long hair and guys from Finland… Here’s all in one. It’s cool that they invite so many other people from famous bands to sing or play instruments; on this album there are performances from Rammstein, Slayer, Lacuna Coil, Slipknot and Three Days Grace. Apocalyptica’s members are very talented and are best experienced live.

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#97 Dismal Euphony – Soria Moria Slott

Black metal and melodies, growls and female vocals, all in the best haunted Norwegian style. This band’s first albums are great, until they changed the line up and started playing another type of metal. This is one of the few albums where a crappy production actually make the songs sound better and more atmoshperic.

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#96 Theatre of Tragedy – Aegis

For the most beautiful singing voice in the world, the perfect flowing songs and the deep, subtle melodies. A dark album filled with sadness, beauty and power. To me these songs are unique, very theatrical and they complement each other so well it feels like they are all part of the same story.

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A friend told me that I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.

Posted on April 12, 2013, in Metal Lists, Mik's Top 100 Albums and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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