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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2006

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by CiG, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Serjeant Grumbles

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    I wasn't planning on it, but now I just might.
     
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    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    1) Celtic Frost - Monotheist
    2) Bal-Sagoth - The Chthonic Chronicles :headbang::kickass:
    3) Cannibal Corpse - Kill
    4) Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
    5)Krisiun - Assassination
    6)Blind Guardian -A Twist in the Myth
    7) Vader - Impressions in Blood
    8) Sodom - Sodom
    9) Witchery - Don't Fear the Reaper
    10) God Dethroned - The Toxic Touch
     
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  3. CiG

    CiG Astral Projektor

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    Not so much these days. It isn't bad but it's not something I have any interest in listening to. If I had to listen to Katharsis I'd pick Kruzifixxion.
     
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  5. CiG

    CiG Astral Projektor

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    Too raw on the ears?
     
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    Yeah, and I'm not big on the chaotic style anymore either.
     
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  7. CiG

    CiG Astral Projektor

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    1. Old - Down with the Nails

    Raw evil Hellhammer/Celtic Frost worship with a much more thrashy edge than all the other Hellhammer/Celtic Frost worship bands out there (specifically Warhammer and Apokalyptic Raids), which for me makes them more interesting and vicious. This came out on Fenriz's (and Culto's I think) old Peaceville sub-label Tyrant Syndicate which I think is how I knew about it back in '06. This came out the same year as The Cult Is Alive but for my money it utterly eclipsed it.

    2. Repugnant - Epitome of Darkness
    The filth of early Swedeath wrapped around an evil core inspired by bands like Morbid and Tormentor. To think Tobias actually wanted to make Repugnant into a big major label death metal band like Amon Amarth and tour the world... they were bound to fail and fall apart. Way too fucking disgusting for the masses, and this record is pure fukking morbidity with riffs that crush, not exactly what I'd call "money metal" in the early-to-mid 00's.

    3. Endwarfment - The Paralympik Sessions
    Mongo grindcore as fuck. Norwegian retardation in grinding form, it's raw, vicious, entertaining, weird and fucking heavy. Plus you have some reggae and sampled interviews with disabled people thrown in for good measure. Pure wheelchair music, and one of my longtime go-to albums in pretty much any context.

    4. Gut - The Cumback 2006
    A total blasphemy on the metal scene! By mixing cybergrind, groovy goregrind, porno samples, dance music and rap, there was enough shit here on this album to piss everybody off. Back when it first came out and I ordered it from Necroharmonic with a cheque in the mail I was only familiar with Gut's fairly straight up porno goregrind style. I remember getting really drunk at the time and it blew my mind. Just made sense to me from day one, and now I can't fucking wait for the new album to drop and see what they have in store for my ears.

    5. Suffocation - Suffocation
    Cold, brutal, catchy, pummeling, riffage that turns buildings into rubble, drumming that pounds that rubble into dust - basically all the things that Suffocation do so well. This album has a huge nostalgia factor for me, because Suffo were one of the first death metal bands I got into and got really obsessed with, after I found their first 3 albums at a second-hand metal shop run by this sleazy old guy with a ponytail. He had tons and tons of random shit all for no more than $10 each, mostly older pressings and Aussie pressings from Modern Invasion Music, I even found a copy of Necrophagia's debut where someone had highlighted passages of text in the lyric booklet lol. Anyways returning to this album is like a comfort zone for me.

    6. Bestial Mockery - Gospel of the Insane
    In 2007 when Slaying the Life dropped and Bestial Mockery were doing interviews in Metal Maniacs mag (and others iirc) I became totally obsessed with them, and made it my mission to track down their back catalogue. As usual with things here in W.A. I had no luck finding more obscure albums, but I did manage to track down Gospel of the Insane somehow and even though Slaying the Life is still my favourite, Gospel of the Insane brought a somewhat tighter controlled chaos to the fore, with some of the best black/thrash/war metal riffing of the mid-00's, and a punk edge that I enjoy.

    7. Coffins - The Other Side of Blasphemy
    I didn't get into Coffins until 2008 when they dropped Buried Death, still my favourite of their shit to this day (one of the heaviest metal albums ever), but like most people you dig into the back catalogue of a band after discovering them and this album is my favourite of the first two albums. Absolutely gore-soaked death/doom with a great sense of pacing, using faster sections to demented effect. High hopes for their upcoming new album, after a slew of relatively disappointing releases.

    8. Katharsis - VVorldVVithoutEnd
    Raw, rusty as fuck production that makes everything sound so metallic and slicing. I didn't really get into Katharsis until maybe the early 2010's, and even then I didn't dive deep or anything like that. This one was a relisten-revelation for me and I don't remember Katharsis being so thrashy (or war metalish, whatever). Very punchy and catchy that almost sounds like it should come from Australia, like Sadistik Exekution meets D666 or something. Listened to it so many times over the last few days and I can see it rising higher in the ranks as time goes by, has the insta-fave quality.

    9. Force of Darkness - Force of Darkness
    The vocalist used to kinda remind me of Killjoy's 80's vocal style, I hear it less these days but it's still kinda there. Anyways the drums are fucking on point for me, the riffs are evil, the intensity is at 666% and it's basically everything I want in a thrashy black metal album. Way more recent discovery for me, even though I have known the band for ages, I never dug into their catalogue much for whatever reason. These games pay off.

    10. Blood Freak - Live Fast, Die Young... and Leave a Flesh-Eating Corpse!
    Razorback Records were on top of the world between like 2002 and 2009. So many classick releases, and I was completely sucked into that whole thing back in the day. I had just about every worthy CD the label put out, and the best ones were always (besides the Impetigo reissues) the Blood Freak and Ghoul CDs. Unfortunately this album was the one I spun the least back then, but I can see it rising through the ranks of the list with more relistens. Me and my old housemate nicknamed an old fort at a local park that homeless people would sleep in and smackheads would shoot up in "Carnage Castle" after a song from this album, especially because it smelled like piss and was littered with discarded syringes and shattered vials, it was hazardous as fuck. There was also dog shit everywhere from people walking their dogs at the park. "Gobble Up Your Guts Part 2: Revenge of the Turkey Monster" is my jam though.

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    Drawn and Quartered - Hail Infernal Darkness
    Ibex Throne - Total Inversion
    Ares Kingdom - Return to Dust
    Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
    Celtic Frost - Monotheist
    The Bretwaldas of Heathen Doom - Battle Staffs in the Mushroom Woods
    Zemial - In Monumentum
    Bludwulf - Cryptic Revelations
    Bewitched - Spiritual Warfare
    Archgoat - Whore of Bethlehem
     
  8. TechnicalBarbarity

    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    that Force of Darkness album slays, another one i forgot about.

    Return to Dust is probably the best Ares Kingdom album too imo
     
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    Yeah I think that's my favourite Ares Kingdom release too. :kickass:

    Haven't heard Incendiary yet.
     
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    VVorld VVithout End is amazing and the best they’ve done imo. Vile, savage and unrelenting but it doesn’t get boring. Fourth Reich is pretty good too.
     
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  11. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Incendiary is still my favorite AK album. Nothing they've done is bad though.
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    ... pretty tame and boring band overall tbh
     
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    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Better than whatever soulless tech death fotm you like
     
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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    Go suck on a tailpipe.
     
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    CiG Astral Projektor

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    TechnicalBarbarity -TheNightsBane-

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    that was actually in reference to one of his classic posts. I'm not trying to get into another argument with that moonlighting tranny.
     
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    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    The production on their latest album is totally fucked. Not sure why they decided to make it sound like they were a black metal band recording in a basement on a partially broken $15 tape deck with no battery cover and mismatched batteries their little brother wrote his name on with a marker but whatever. There’s some cool parts to it but it’s definitely the worst of the full lengths. Maybe they’ll remaster it at some point but there’s people online saying it’s their best album so what the fuck do I know, I guess.
     
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    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    Mort talking about soulless music when he likes No Doubt. Ok.
     
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    1. Coffins - The Other Side of Blasphemy
    2. Bongripper - The Great Barrier Reefer
    3. Monarch - Speak of the Sea
    4. Northwinds - Chimeres
    5. Pagan Altar - Mythical & Magical
    6. Isis - In the Absence of Truth
    7. Vader - Impressions in Blood
    8. Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
    9. Looking Glass - Looking Glass
    10. Satyricon - Now, Diabolical

    HM:
    Witch - Witch
    Black Boned Angel - Bliss and Void Inseparable
    DIC - Kindergarten Crackwhore
     
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