This list is by no means definitive in terms of historical signifance or critical acclaim, it is meant only to give a flavour of the stuff I mainly listen to and/or as a recommendation to like-minded fans of heavy music. Metal and it`s subgenres comprises a good 95% of my collection, hence the inclusion of only a few non-metal entries.
Rankings are interchangeable, with the exception of the top 10 or so. All inclusions are subject to change. Accompanying reviews may follow.