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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2005

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by no country for old wainds, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    1) Darkspace - Dark Space II
    2) Reverend Bizarre - II: Crush the Insects
    3) Slough Feg - Avatism
    4) Dead Congregation - Purifying Consecrated Grounds
    5) Manilla Road - Gates of Fire
    6) Against Nature - Panoply
    7) Primordial - The Gathering Wildnerness
    8) Candlemass - Candlemass
    9) Satanic Warmaster - Carelian Satanist Madness
    10) Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loya

    Hardest year to do yet, simply because it's probably the weakest one.
     
  2. Phylactery

    Phylactery Active Member

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    Yeah, weakest year for me as well! Struggling to come up with a top 10 because there's quite a few pretty good albums, but nothing I consider really amazing.
     
  3. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    I don't think it's weak at all.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Comparatively I guess but cranky old traditionalists don't listen to a lot of new music every year like you or I do, so I can imagine more recent years being tough.
     
  5. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    yodas a "cranky old traditionalist"? :lol:
     
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    It has the absolutely perfect Verisakeet & Ghost Reveries (the last truly great Opeth album IMO) What more do you need?
     
  7. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey ALLY TO GOOD, NIGHTMARE TO YOU

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    I'm having a lot of fun with this year.
     
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  8. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    He thinks he is.
     
  9. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    good albums
     
  10. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    I think we're just rabid when it comes to finding new stuff.
     
  11. no country for old wainds

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    listen to stutthof and shup
     
  12. Phylactery

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    I own Towards Thy Astral Path which you recommended and enjoy it, but that was released in 2002. Are you talking about the Devotion to Black Arts compilation album?

    I've been listening to Achernotas' second album, Theosis, which has the band members of Stutthof but isn't a direct continuation. It's pretty decent. Not sure if you'd like it, though.
     
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    actually i meant the second album but metal archives says 2004, rym says 2005 and discogs says 2006 so fuck knows lol. it's cool though.
     
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    Verisäkeet is a good album, so you're wrong, but I'll led that slide since you did grant your #1 spot to The Gathering Wilderness.
     
  15. Phylactery

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    I don't think I've ever heard a single Moonsorrow song so I can't comment there, but Ghost Reveries is pretty bad. I enjoy songs from all of their first 5 albums but nothing really on that album. "The Baying of the Hounds" is probably the best of a bad bunch. "Atonement" is embarrassingly bad.
     
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    You gotta get on Moonsorrow dude, they blend the best of black/folk/progressive IMO and have a huge range of emotion from dark to triumphant. Verisakeet or Havitetty are their best two.

    As far as Ghost reveries- it's not perfect but has some great tracks especially Baying and Beneath the Mire. Atonement is good too IMO. Biggest thing I can fault it with is largely frontloading the better tracks. Isolation Years is pretty meh and Grand Conjuration almost feels like they wrote it wanting to shove in one more heavy song. Not a bad song, but disjointed in a way.
     
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    First version was end of 2004 according to Bandcamp. In fact I just edited it on Discogs.
     
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    >complains about a weak year
    >puts a fucking Darkspace album on top
     
  19. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    >says he's not a faggot
    >lets dudes touch his fucking penis
     
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  20. CiG

    CiG Primordial Soup of Radioactive Sewage

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    In this context, Darkspace is a very appropriate band name.
     

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