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Instrumental Metal Ranked
1Exivious
Exivious


Dynamic, unpredictable, and completely unmatched on a technical level.
2Scale the Summit
The Collective


The most emotional work from StS.
3Cloudkicker
Beacons


Dark, moody, and moving. CK's opus.
4Cloudkicker
The Discovery


Harrowing and adventurous.
5And So I Watch You From Afar
And So I Watch You From Afar


Playful yet powerful.
6Save Us From the Archon
Some Things We Carry, Always


Crams some of their most intense moments into a matter of minutes.
7Scale the Summit
Carving Desert Canyons


A refinement of sound.
8Animals as Leaders
Animals as Leaders


Solid debut with some solid songwriting and virtuoso instrumentation.
9Exivious
Liminal


Stripped down.
10Animals as Leaders
The Joy of Motion


Stylistic expansion.
11Cloudkicker
The Map Is Not the Territory
12 Save Us From the Archon
How Terrible the Undergrowths Jaws That Tangle
13Cloudkicker
Subsume


Some of the atmosphere from his earlier work creeps its way back into these tracks.
14Save Us From the Archon
Thereafter
15And So I Watch You From Afar
Gangs
16Scale the Summit
The Migration


Less memorable than their other works but still worthwhile.
17Plini
Sweet Nothings
18Cloudkicker
Fade
19And So I Watch You From Afar
All Hail Bright Futures
20Cloudkicker
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21Cloudkicker
Portmanteau
22Plini
Other Things
23Chon
Newborn Sun
24Animals as Leaders
Weightless


Too much effort spent on adding FX, not enough on writing great songs.
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