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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2004

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by no country for old wainds, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. Omni

    Omni The Great Annihilator

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    I'm glad you're at least on the same page about that garbage album.
     
  2. CASSETTEISGOD

    CASSETTEISGOD Vacant Explorer on an Unraveling Course

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    To me it sounds about as good as a hundred other fuzzy black metal recordings by more unknown bands, I don't get what makes it stand out from that sea of recordings to anybody.
     
  3. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    I like how the guys in the band go out of their way to tell us that they are "asexual"
     
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    That would explain why the band sounds so limp-wristed and empty.
     
  5. no country for old wainds

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    it does not, however, explain why their name describes a vagina
     
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    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    1) Pagan Altar - The Lords of Hypocrisy
    2) Paul Chain - Unreleased Vol. 2
    3) Isen Torr - Mighty & Superior
    4) Nocternity - A Fallen Unicorn
    5) Inquisition - Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer
    6) Axis of Advance - Obey
    7) The Chasm - The Spell of Retribution
    8) Witchcraft - Witchcraft
    9) The Gates of Slumber - The Awakening
    10) Krieg - The Black House


    HMs:
    Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
    The Hidden Hand - Mother Teacher Destroyer
    Urfaust - Geist ist Teufel
    Church of Misery - The Second Coming
    Minotauri - Minotauri

    Just to remind myself, we don't do albums that had their first official release if it's different from their original release?
     
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  7. Dazed and Brutal

    Dazed and Brutal Yall About to Witness

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    I sincerely love how glib they were in their approach overall, but you really hit the nail on the head about the actual music. It's like the perfect record for scuzzy escapism in the more dissociative passages. I do understand all the flack they get, but I think a lot of people overstate just how bloated the "AtmoShit" genre was at the time. From my memory, the genre was just beginning to really branch out into the various subsects we see today and they really set themselves apart musically.

    Gimmicks are lame, but people who levy these gimmicks against their fans as if they were meant to be taken seriously off the jump are even lamer tbh.
     
    #67 Dazed and Brutal, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:01 PM
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  8. Dazed and Brutal

    Dazed and Brutal Yall About to Witness

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    Forgot about this ironclad slab of heavy metal! High-time I break it out again :kickass:
     
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    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    I kinda rediscovered it because I was having a hard time finding top full-length albums to choose and saw that and that awesome Nocternity EP and had to include them.
     
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    It just doesn't sound that special to me, especially not when compared to a lot of other much less known stuff in the same fuzzy meandering strumming style.
     
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    I really can't think of anything comparable, other than bands that rip them off. If you could share some comps, I'd be all ears.
     
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    Onder Defending my planet!

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    Axis of Advance!! Good one.
     
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    responses like this to any album always blow me away, especially when vocals (lyrics?) aren't really part of the equation
     
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    How are the vocals not part of the equation?
     
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    lyrics are important to that but i'm 15 minutes deep into this album and they aren't even a factor let alone noticeable enough
     
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    Talos of Atmora Lord of Aetherius

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    The list I have isn't set in stone so I'm thinking about whether this album and a few others are worth reconsidering for the top ten. It's certainly a great album though.
     
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    The Butt In-crowd thin-crowd.

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    wasnt it written in like 15 minutes or some shit

    I'm probably the biggest fan of this TYPE of black metal on the board, and even I think this album is vapid at best. I was into it like... a week, years ago, then it faded fast.
     
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    Yeah, I honestly think people's affective filters go up as a result of the frills and as a result, they don't hear the album for what it is. One of the reasons I hold this view is the number of non-metal fans who have stopped to ask me about this record when I'm playing it. People who normally just think, "oh another metal band" stop to ask about Velvet Cacoon. There's something fundamentally captivating about it.

    The vocals are noticeable, which is what I mentioned. You must not be paying close attention if you don't notice the vocals. As for the lyrics I don't believe I said anything about them. They're basically dissociative nonsense.

    Probably not, since the album is over 50 minutes long, but why does it matter anyway? I wish more people were able to evaluate music in-itself and not dwell on the frills. I get that the band brought this on themselves, but some degree of objectivity would be nice.
     
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    Thinking about Blood Farmers?
     
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    Decided to just re-post my list which I've totally reworked after listening to some more albums etc.

    1. Pagan Altar - The Lords of Hypocrisy
    2. Drawn and Quartered - Return of the Black Death
    3. Mirror of Deception - Foregone
    4. Orphaned Land - Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven
    5. Wotan - Carmina Barbarica
    6. Lord Gore - Resickened
    7. Rhapsody - Symphony of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret
    8. Squash Bowels - No Mercy
    9. The Ring - Tales From Midgard
    10. Ironsword - Return of the Warrior

    HM:

    Scythe - The Process of Rotting
    Maniac Killer - Amusing Anecdotes for the Depraved
    Domine - Emperor of the Black Runes
    Suicidal Winds - Wrath of God
    The Gates of Slumber - The Awakening
     
    #80 CASSETTEISGOD, Feb 15, 2018 at 4:56 AM
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