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2015 Album Of The Year

Discussion in 'Laser's Edge' started by Neoman, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. TCProgger

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    That's the way, represent! :cool:

    I love to see things like that. That's a great way to spread the word about an an awesome band.
     
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    Man, Darkology was such a disappointment to me. I loved their first album but didn't listen to the new one more than a few times. Kelly Carpenter is one of my favorite vocalists but I just really wasn't digging his style on Fated to Burn, and the lyrics were just terrible.

    You bet! It was a great find for me as well, they deserve to be signed for sure.
     
  3. lasercd

    lasercd Man Behind The Curtain

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    2015 was pretty good.

    My top 3 albums (in no order):

    Kamasi Washington - The Epic
    Arcane - Known/ Learned
    Nat Birchall - Invocations
     
  4. TCProgger

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    Quite a lot of excellent releases last year on the metal side, but I haven't heard anything prog rock yet that has stood out ( although there are some solid efforts). If Phideaux had finally put out Infernal then I'm sure that would have been instant #1.
     
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    District 97's "In Vaults" was great. Looking forward to finally seeing them live this year.
    Native Construct's "Quiet World" & Gazpacho's "Molok" were also standouts.
     
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    lasercd Man Behind The Curtain

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    I really liked Native Construct's album. It totally took me by surprise - particularly for a debut. I saw them live at ProgPower and I thought they were not very good. In fact I walked out about half way through. All the keyboards were canned - coming off a laptop. The vocalist struggled. It just wasn't happening. Perhaps with some more touring it will come together for them.
     
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    My No.1 of the year is La Coscienza di Zeno - La Notte Anche di Giorno
    One of the best RPI albums I have heard in a long time.
     
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    Well I'm going to throw my hands up in defeat and declare it here, now. I didn't feel there was a single best album of 2015, so I will call ties in Metal and Rock.

    Best Metal:
    Tie between Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror and Symphony X - Underworld.

    Best Rock:
    3-way between Beardfish - +4626-Comfortzone, Riverside - Love, Fear and the Time Machine, and Subsignal - The Beacons of Somewhere Sometime.

    Other standouts include:
    Caligula's Horse - Bloom
    Dead Letter Circus - Aesthesis
    Transience - Temple (already declared my Best Debut)
    Kingcrow - Eidos
    Clutch - Psychic Warfare (not prog but killer Hard Rock that must be mentioned)
    Soilwork - The Ride Majestic
    Queensryche - Condition Human (I was unsure if I would dig the post-Tate version of the band, but this one sold it to me good.)
     
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  9. JPM73

    JPM73 Progger \m/

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    Hey! So many...

    BEST PROGALBUMS 2015!

    Vanden Plas: The chronicles of immortals - Netherworld ll
    Subsignal: Beacons of somewhere sometime
    Caligula's horse: Bloom
    Mystery: Delusion rain
    Steven Wilson: Love. Cannot. Erase.
    Riverside: Love, fear and the timemachine
    Arcane: Known/Learned
    Symphony X: Underworld
    Sylvan: Home
    Kingcrow: Eidos
    Kamelot: Haven
    Nightwish: Endless forms most beautiful
    ...
    YOUR FAVOURITES, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
     
  10. Terry L

    Terry L New Metal Member

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    Even though my tastes steer towards the heavier side of prog, I absolutely love YUKA & CHRONOSHIP - 3rd Planetary Chronicles
     
  11. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I forget which albums I listened to that are from 2015, but Riverside's Time Machine comes to mind, and I love it :)
     

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