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Best albums of 2006!!!

Discussion in 'Dan Swanö' started by ArneZ, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. ArneZ

    ArneZ No rules in metal

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    2006 has been a great year for metal.
    So heres my favorite albums of 2006!

    My 50: Random:

    Kalmah - The Black Waltz
    Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks
    Norther - Till Death Unites Us
    Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
    Noumena - Anatomy Of Life
    Mygrain - Orbit Dance
    Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
    Bal-Sagoth - The Cthonic Chronicles
    Raunchy - Death Pop Romance
    Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage
    Slayer - Christ Illusion
    Keep of Kalessin - Armada
    Deathstars - Terminal Bliss
    In Flames - Come Clarity
    Amon Amarth - With Oden By Our Side
    Dark Lunacy - The Diarist
    Cradle Of Filth - Thornography
    Amorphis - Eclipse
    Shallow Water Grave - Suspension Of Disbelief - EP
    Unexpect - In a Flesh Aquarium
    One Man Army & The Undead Quartet - 21st Century Killing Machine
    Rage - Speak Of The Dead
    Trivium - Crusade
    Vanden Plas - Christ 0
    Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Before The Bleeding Sun
    From Exile - Crushing Reality
    Breed 77 - In My Blood
    Before the Dawn - The Ghost
    All Shall Perish - The Price of Existence
    Bleeding Through - The Truth
    Yyrkoon - Unhealthy Opera
    Time Requiem - Optical Illusion
    Kataklysm - In the Arms of Devastation
    Caliban - The Undying Darkness
    Tool - 10,000 Days
    Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
    36 Crazyfists - Rest Inside the Flames
    Dark Lunacy - The Diarist
    Ministry - Rio Grande Blood
    Celtic Frost - Monotheist
    Anata - The Conductor's Departure
    Burn in Silence - Angel Maker
    Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
    Lamb of God - Sacrament
    Mastodon - Blood Mountain
    American Heritage - Millenarian
    Antonamasia - Keeping Nothing - EP
    Exit Ten - This World They'll Drown - EP
    Bring Me the Horizon - Count Your Blessings
    I - Between Two Worlds
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    albums i didnt hear so much, but where good:

    Sahg - Sahg 1
    Vader - Impressions in Blood
    Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road
    Ihsahn - The Adversary
    SikTh - Death of A Dead Day
    Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May
    Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime II
    Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
    Lacuna Coil - Karmacode
    Enslaved - Ruun
    Napalm Death - Smear Campaign
    Zyklon - Disintegrate
    Anaal Nathrakh - Eschaton
    Sodom - Sodom
    Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive
    Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
    Everlost - Noise Factory
    Torchbearer - Warnaments
    Cannibal Corpse - Kill

    the worst:
    Boris / Sunn O))) - Altar
    Bitch Hunter - Home Sweet Home - EP

    No Iron Maiden or Motorhead, because i havnt heard them:lol:
    No Compilation albums either....
    so which albums were your favorites this year? :headbang:
     
  2. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    make that a top 20, and rank em

    and then it will be intelligible =)

    my top 5:

    In Flames - Come Clarity
    Amorphis - Eclipse
    Enslaved - Ruun
    Cronian - Terra
    Borknagar - Origin

    Come Clarity and Eclipse are especially good because they were by established bands who had sort of lost their way... and found an identity that rocks like they always could.
     
  3. ArneZ

    ArneZ No rules in metal

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    made a top.4 rank....sry but it was hard as hell....

    1.Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
    2.Kalmah - The Black Waltz
    3.Disarmonia Mundi - Mind Tricks
    4.All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
     
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    Spawn of Possesion - Noctambulant
    Yyrkoon - Unhealthy Opera
    Psycroptic - Symbols of Failure
    SYL - The New Black
    Devin Townsend Band - Synchestra
    Arsis - United in Regret
    Anata - The Conductor's Departure
    Slayer - Christ Illusion
    Iron Maiden - AMOLAD
    Mastodon - Blood Mountain
    Ihsahn - The Adversary
    Suffocation - S/t
    Motörhead - Kiss of Death
     
  5. oggock

    oggock New Metal Member

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    My top 5 metal albums this year:

    1. Solefald - Black for Death
    2. Ihsahn - The Adversary
    3. Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis
    4. I - Between Two Worlds
    5. Falconer - Northwind

    Overall, though, my favorite album this year isn't even metal. It's Tomasz Stanko's new album, Lontano, which is a dark, gorgeous, free jazz album. If you're even mildly interested in jazz, you should really check it out.
     
  6. Fuentealba

    Fuentealba Hyperblaster

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    my favorite would be:

    - Vader - Impressions in Blood
    - Scar Symmetry - Pitchblack progress
    - Ihsahn - The Adversary
    - Blut Aus Nord - MORT
    - Gorgoroth - Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
    - Drudkh - Blood In Our Wells
    - Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
    - Napalm Death - Smear Campaign
    - Keep of Kalessin - Armada
     
  7. cenzu

    cenzu Ain't that a bitch.

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    My top 5 would be:

    Scar Symmetry - Pitch-black progress
    Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
    Falconer - Northwind
    Rage - Speak Of The Dead
    Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny

    At least that's what comes to my mind right now.

    @ArneZ:
    I've gotta disagree with you on the "Boris / Sunn O)))" split.
    I rather enjoyed it...
    but I know, it's a question of taste!
     
  8. AnTz0r

    AnTz0r Crimson King

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    dont forget Novembre's Materia!

    Though not as good as Novembrine Waltz it should get a nice spot in there :)
     
  9. Cerebus

    Cerebus Symfoman

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    I don't think there's one album that I've been really interested in this year.. the new Saga is good, so is the new Celtic Frost but other than that.. meh.
     
  10. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion is the album of 2006 for me. It just gets better with every listen
     
  11. Weizenkeim

    Weizenkeim Lesbian Killer Frog

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    Katatonia's "Great Cold Distance" is really, really good.
     
  12. BloodSword

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    The threadstarter, How in the fuck do you find/have the time to listen to all that music, man? Cheers to you though!!!1) Negura Bunget-OM.(2 Blood in our Wells-Drudkh.(3. Agalloch-Ashes against the Grain.(4. Enslaved-RUNN.(5. Maaaet-Tenhi.(6.Synchestra-Devin Townsend.(7. Whips and Roses 1-Tommy Bolin. Honorable mention--"I" Between two Worlds and Materia-Novembre. I know there's a lot more out there, I just don't have the time to groove on all of it. Peace.
     
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    1. Enslaved - Ruun
    2. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
    3. Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption
    4. Sadus - Out For Blood
    5. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
     
  14. ColdDarkNord

    ColdDarkNord www.vicrecords.com

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    amon amarth's odin
     
  15. Alteredmindeath

    Alteredmindeath Pathfinder Chronicler

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    1.Ancient Rites-Rvbicon
    2.Bal Sagoth-Chthonic Chronicles
    3.Deicide-The Stench
    4.Ihsahn-The adversary
    5.Unexpect - In a Flesh Aquarium
    6.Slayer - Christ Illusion
    7.Keep of Kalessin - Armada
    8.Satyricon - Now, Diabolical
     
  16. Aaron A.

    Aaron A. \v/

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    Here's my top 5:

    Daylight Dies' "Dismantling Devotion"
    Novembre's "Materia"
    Kalmah's "The Black Waltz"
    Solefald's "Black For Death"
    Strapping Young Lad's "The New Black"

    Hah, three of the albums have the word "black" in their titles. Weird.
     
  17. nacho220

    nacho220 DJ / musician / promotion

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    Hello all!

    Here are my best 100 of 2006 thus far (every year I compile a 100 best of list). I don't complete the list till the end of the year, so some things are bound to change, be added, get moved around, etc...but currently as it stands at the beginning of December, here is what I have (metal, prog, prog related or not)

    100. Noumena - Anatomy Of Life
    99. The Mars Volta - Amputechture
    98. Hammers Of Misfortune - The Locust Years
    97. Envy - Insomniac Doze
    96. Sandstone - Looking For Myself
    95. God Is An Astronaut - A Moment Of Stillness
    94. Elf Power - Back To The Web
    93. Aberdein - Kaleidoscope
    92. The Open - Statues
    91. Tone - Solidarity
    90. Amorphis - Eclipse
    89. Sinamore - A New Day
    88. The Loved Ones - Keep Your Heart
    87. Samiam - Whatever's Got You Down
    86. Shadowman - Different Angels
    85. Aloha - Some Echoes
    84. David Gilmour - On An Island
    83. Canvas Solaris - Prenumbra Diffuse
    82. Erast - Cyberpunk
    81. Citay - Citay
    80. The Appleseed Cast - Peregrine
    79. Zaar - Zaar
    78. Spock's Beard - Spock's Beard
    77. Magenta - Home/New York Suite
    76. The Tangent - A Place In The Queue
    75. Pictorial Wand - A Sleeper's Awakening
    74. Believe - Hope To See Another Day
    73. Tenhi - Airuit:aamujen
    72. My Latest Novel - Wolves
    71. Thessera - Fooled Eyes
    70. Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
    69. Duncan Sheik - White Limousine
    68. Brother Firetribe - False Metal
    67. Copeland - Eat, Sleep, Repeat
    66. Wishbone Ash - Clan Destiny
    65. Cryptic Vision - In A World
    64. Pet Shop Boys - Fundamental
    63. Te - If That Is What Is Being Thought, Liberated Sound Talks the Depth of [Musical] World.
    62. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
    61. Lucero - Rebels, Rouges and Sworn Brothers
    60. K-the-I??? - Broken Love Letter
    59. Darwin's Radio - Eyes Of The World
    58. Pat Metheny & Brad Mehldau - Metheny Mehldau
    57. 12Twelve - L'Univers
    56. Kincaide - The Landscape Versus
    55. Helios - Eingya
    54. Hem - Funnel Cloud
    53. The Album Leaf - Into The Blue Again
    52. Street Talk - V
    51. Pinetop Seven - Beneath Confederate Lake
    50. The Willis - Bathtub. Lightbulb. Heartattack
    49. Angora Static - Angora Static
    48. Owen - At Home With Own
    47. GPS - Window To The Soul
    46. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
    45. Frost* - Milliontown
    44. Estradasphere - Palace Of Mirrors
    43. Beck - The Information
    42. Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
    41. Zombi - Surface To Air
    40. Room With A View - Collecting Shells At Lighthouse Hill
    39. Mountain Mirrors - Mountain Mirrors
    38. Day Without Dawn - Day Without Dawn
    37. Antlerand - Branches
    36. Gnars Barkley - St. Elsewhere
    35. Pillow - Flowing Seasons
    34. Falkenbach - Heralding The Fireblade
    33. Cabin - Govern The Good Life
    32. Amon Amarth - Wide Oden On Our Side
    31. Stencil Forest - The Abyss
    30. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
    29. Lye By Mistake - Arrangements For Fulminating Vective
    28. The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
    27. A Triggering Myth - The Remedy Of Abstraction
    26. Mindgames - Actors In A Play
    25. In Flames - Come Clarity
    24. MC Lars - The Graduate
    23. Sufjan Stevens - The Avalanche
    22. Converge - No Heroes
    21. Toto - Falling In Between
    20. Neil On Impression - The Perfect Tango
    19. Crime In Choir - Trumpery Metier
    18. Wyrd - The Ghost Album
    17. The Cardinal Sin - Hurry Up And Wait
    16. Loma Prieta - Our LP is your EP
    15. Masada - Masada Book Two : Malphas Book of Angels Vol 3
    14. Squarepusher - Hello Everything
    13. Damien Rice - 9
    12. La Maschera Di Cera - LuxAde
    11. Enslaved - Ruun
    10. Tenhi - Maaäet
    9. Moon Safari - A Doorway To Summer
    8. Mind's Eye - Walking On H20
    7. Jadis - Photoplay
    6. Margot & The Nuclear So & So's - Dust Of Retreat
    5. Green Carnation - Acoustic Verses
    4. Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage
    3. Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
    2. The Format - Dog Problems
    1. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife


    ...Thanks for reading. Again, this will probably change, get reordered, etc... as I am going through all of these records and determining where they stand once more before the year is out. :loco:

    Allen
     
  18. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    very interesting. good stuff allen!

    i love how i see Scar Symmetry on a lot of lists. GREAT band! i couldn't possibly come up with a top anything, but they'd definitely be on it with Agalloch and Novembre
     
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    King_Crimson Inside my cocoon

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    Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis
    Tool - 10000 days
    Moonchild - Songs without words
    The Mars Volta - Amputechture
    Novembre - Materia
    Mastodon - Blood mountain
     
  20. chrisdoig24k

    chrisdoig24k Boom King

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    Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
    Deicide - The Stench Of Redemption
    Tool - 10,000 Days
    Dragonforce - Inhuman Rampage
    Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devolution
    Vader - Impressions In Blood
    Falconer - Northwind
    Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

    in no real order...
     

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