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AGALLOCH - The Mantle Folk Metal
DEVIN TOWNSEND - Terria Progressive Metal
OPETH - Blackwater Park Progressive Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Traditional heavy metal
MAUDLIN OF THE WELL - Bath Avant-garde Metal
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal
KAYO DOT - Choirs Of The Eye Avant-garde Metal
MASTODON - Crack The Skye Sludge Metal
DEVIN TOWNSEND - Ocean Machine: Biomech Progressive Metal
ISIS - Panopticon Atmospheric Sludge Metal
RIVERSIDE - Second Life Syndrome Metal Related
ANATHEMA - Judgement Non-Metal
ALCEST - Écailles de lune Atmospheric Black Metal
ISIS - Wavering Radiant Atmospheric Sludge Metal
OPETH - My Arms, Your Hearse Death Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock
DRUDKH - Autumn Aurora Atmospheric Black Metal
NEUROSIS - Times Of Grace Atmospheric Sludge Metal
*SHELS - Sea of the Dying Dhow Atmospheric Sludge Metal
SHINING - Blackjazz Avant-garde Metal

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 34 3.63
2 Metal Related 21 3.71
3 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 17 3.94
4 Avant-garde Metal 15 3.93
5 Atmospheric Black Metal 15 3.77
6 Non-Metal 13 3.58
7 Alternative Metal 5 3.20
8 Death Metal 4 3.75
9 Folk Metal 3 4.17
10 Hard Rock 3 3.83
11 Industrial Metal 3 2.67
12 Traditional heavy metal 3 4.50
13 Drone Metal 2 4.00
14 Sludge Metal 2 4.50
15 Death-Doom Metal 2 3.75
16 Doom Metal 1 3.50
17 Hardcore and crust 1 4.00
18 Black Metal 1 3.50
19 Stoner Metal 1 4.00
20 Technical Death Metal 1 3.50

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    Obviously, you could look towards all kinds of post-metal, drone, etc. Disregard the Cult of Luna if you want instrumental only (even if it is largely instrumental),[TUBE]HS06PaB45PQ[/TUBE][TUBE]dJyhtyV3bC0[/TUBE]Russian Circles could work, also try some post-rock that isn't afraid to get a bit rough. For that, try Jakob, If These Trees Could Talk etc.[TUBE]vvrXBb8XVc8[/TUBE] Any Colour You Like2013-02-06 01:36:57
  • Posted more than 2 years ago in MMA Collaborator's Album of the Year 2011
    Welcome to the Metal Music Archives Collaborator's Album of the Year 2011!It is my pleasure to announce this year's list of the top 20 releases, as voted by the MMA collaborators. This year saw a close run for the first few places, with two tied placings. There's a healthy mix of established and younger artists, and like always, there should be a few surprises! We had a total of 190 albums ranked by our minions, with scores ranging from 1 to 183 (20 points for 1st, 1 point for 20th).So without further pause...1st Arch/Matheos – Sympathetic ResonanceThe minds of John Arch and Jim Matheos collide in this new collaboration featuring a fine ensemble cast of musicians, largely descended from existing progressive band, Fates Warning. The result of this alliance was Sympathetic Resonance, an album that stole the show in this year's Album of the Year configurations. Taking classic American progressive metal, Arch's signature soaring vocals and good old fashioned fret work, Arch/Matheos set the early standard in 2011, a standard of high quality and musical expertise, a standard which has seen them take this year's honours as album of the year."The musicianship is top notch across the board with rocking riffage and tasty guitar solos, rock solid bass, and tasty progressive drumming with lots of nice little details to enrich the overall experience. The main attraction, to me at least, is John Arch's soaring vocals. His voice is so unique and the vocal melodies so complex and busy." (Time Signature)2nd Equal: Leprous – BilateralWhen most young metal artists come out of Norway, everyone seems to expect another lo-fi black metal band that look like they are trying to scare your parents. Leprous is not that band. Although young and energetic, Leprous have already proven themselves as talented musicians through their 2009 album, Tall Poppy Syndrome. 2011's Bilateral takes a more experimental twist, at times swinging from the death metal tree, at times from an altogether more avant-garde one. Given the youthful energy of this young Norwegian outfit, hopefully Bilateral is just another step towards further artistic success."Leprous is a unique band that succeeds in marrying the attractions of classic prog metal with a fresh approach that is aggressive and modern, avoiding both the cliches and the cheese, and remaining entirely fascinating throughout the entire album." (bonnek)2nd Equal: Mastodon – The HunterEven without the sprawling concept album pretensions, The Hunter is no less of an adventure than we would expect from Mastodon. Powerful, energetic and yet still somehow cerebral, Mastodon continue to confound derision and silence detractors. Unabashed virtuosity and home-town brawn collide in The Hunter; sure, it may not be the same Mastodon of 2002, or even 2009, but it's all so damned infectious. It's pretty difficult to think of another contemporary artist who can make such a heavy album work like a straight-laced pop album, but still kick you in the face at every opportunity."The Hunter is also much hookier and accessible than anything Mastodon has previously done. For many progressive minded fans this may cause cringing, but fear not. Shorter, more to the point song writing is not a bad thing. Sometimes it's fine to just hang around town and not go on an epic journey." (The Angry Scotsman)4th Opeth – HeritageOne of the most eagerly anticipated releases of the year did not fail in creating enough discussion to keep the rumour-mill spinning at frantic pace. Will we ever hear Mikael Akerfeldt growl again? Have Opeth finally become stuck in a timewarp in 1972? Nonetheless, Heritage has its fair share of fans, and even with a tenuous link to 'modern metal', there's plenty of evidence in Opeth's tenth release to prove that there is still plenty of mileage left in old-school tube saturation, moog solos and lyrics about satanism. Ritchie Blackmore would be proud."Opeth may have abandoned a large portion of their fanbase with Heritage, but this just shows that these guys are always willing to experiment with new sounds and never succumb to treading on previously covered territory. Fans of retro progressive rock will find plenty to love here, and I think the more open-minded metalheads should be entertained as well. Opeth have really taken a risk with Heritage, and I'd say that they've succeeded for the most part." (J-Man)5th Symphony X – IconoclastSoaring progressive-power metal legends Symphony X have again produced another polished release in Iconoclast. Despite being firmly rooted in a style which has seen plently of mileage over recent years, Symphony X continue to surge ahead with sure-footed authority. In a year that also saw new Dream Theater, Anubis Gate and Haken releases, Iconoclast's success is sure to provide the band even more exposure within an increasingly crowded, but popular and successful area of contemporary music."If you like your progressive power metal as raw and heavy as possible yet with a rare melodic sensibility delivered by exceptionally well playing musicians and packed in a powerful and clear production, "Iconoclast" is the answer to your prayers." (UMUR)6th Equal: Fen – EpochWith the explosion of post-black metal in recent years, one could be forgiven to ignore all the badges and labels that tend to follow these artists around. British based Fen are no different. Call them atmospheric black metal, post-metal, shoegaze... call them what you want, because what Epoch highlights is that Fen are fast becoming recognised as visionary musicians in an often controversial realm of modern metal. Loud, sometimes extreme, sometimes pretty and always enthralling; there should be no doubt that Fen deserve to be recognised alongside the likes of Agalloch, Drudkh, Alcest and their ilk, not merely as a derivative."The music is emotional and bleak but you won't find any cheap or imitative solutions used to achieve the result. Everything stays in balance, just like in nature. Softness and harshness merge in one consistent and unique piece of art." (Bartosso)6th Equal: Haken – VisionsLondon based Haken have become somewhat of a semi-permanent fixture here at MMA. Haken have forged a name for themselves inside the progressive

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