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Music of 2012

Discussion in 'Bloodbath' started by MadTinus, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    I did a search and couldn't find a thread about this on this forum.

    So, what are your musical highlights of this year so far?

    Mine:
    1. Naglfar - Téras (amazing album, never expected it. So powerful, such great songs, amazing performances, just awesome)
    2. Testament - Dark Roots of Earth (an all-out great Metal album)
    3. Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol (seemed a bit of a routine job after first listens, but it turned out a grower, great album)
    4. Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix (Amazingly good and funny at the same time. The D is back, nuff said)
    5. Lana del Rey - Born to Die (great album filled with good pop songs with good singing and a nice 'vintage' (by lack of a better word) atmosphere)
    6. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist (never a huge Kreator fan, but this album's really enjoyable, good riffing, good melodies, nice variation and Mille still knows how to spit venom)
    7. Disquiet - Scars of Undying Grief (surprisingly good and enjoyable modern thrash album)
    8. Atoma - Skylight (nice moody stuff, not as good as Slumber though)
    9. Horrendous - The Chills (I hoped for a better album after the good demo, the drum sound is a bit weird)

    Not sure where to put it yet:
    Katatonia - Dead End Kings (I enjoy it, but I'm not overwhelmed, need to absorb it more)

    Still looking forward to:
    Daylight Dies - A Frail Becoming (new song sounds promising)
    My Dying Bride - A Map of All Our Failures (new song sounds pretty good, might like this album after the previous 2 being disappointing)

    Disappointments:
    In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans (trying to be too proggy, losing edge)
    Anathema - Weather Systems (following along the lines of WHBWH, which was also disappointing, it all just fails to move/impress me)
     
  2. xX M i A s M a

    xX M i A s M a In the vast yawning void.

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    My best of list is such a ball of clay, but here is the gist of it so far (no particular order except for the top slot):

    Top for the year thus far:
    Mgla - With Hearts Toward None
    Ahab - The Giant
    Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
    Drawn And Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace
    Ihsahn - Emerita
    Krallice - Years Past Matter
    Katatonia - Dead End Kings
    High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
    Pseudogod - Deathwomb Catechesis
    Dodecahedron - s/t

    EPs:
    Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
    Deathspell Omega - Drought
    Adversarial/Antediluvian split EP
    Inverloch - Dusk | Subside

    Not sure where to place: (All good, just not sure how good)
    Evoken - Atra Mors
    Merrimack - The Acausal Mass
    Infinitum - The Sixth Extinction
    Secrets Of The Moon - Seven Bells
    Dødsengel - Imperator
    The Faceless - Autotheism

    Very near to making the list, still might:
    Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
    Sear Bliss - Eternal Recurrence
    Torche - Harmonicraft
    Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
    Horrendous - The Chills
    Hour Of Penance - Sedition
    Abyssal - Denouement
    Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
    Marduk - Serpent Sermon

    Pleasantly surprised:
    Cryptopsy - s/t
    Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
    Aborted - Global Flatline
    High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

    Shocked and appalled:
    Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
    Circa Survive - Violent Waves
    The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

    Still looking forward to:
    Enslaved
    Incantation
    Anaal Nathrakh
    Blut Aus Nord
    Behexen
    Weapon
    Sylosis
    Wintersun
    Between The Buried And Me
     
  3. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    1. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
    2. Anathema - Weather Systems
    3. Infinitum - The Sixth Extinction
    4. The Foreshadowing - Second World
    5. Atoma - Skylight
    6. Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
    7. Puteraeon - Cult Cthulhu
    8. Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
    9. Borknagar - Urd
    10. Asphyx - Deathhammer

    Pretty good: Candlemass, Cannibal Corpse, Resurgency, Grave, Overkill, Alcest, Unleashed

    Disappointing: In Mourning, Psycroptic
     
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    faustian echoes agalloch was the biggest for me
     
  5. DarkGift

    DarkGift ov Doom

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    cba to make a list as of now, but i love weather systems (anathema) and was very disappointed by the agalloch ep to begin with
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    lazyassmaddafakka
     
  7. xX M i A s M a

    xX M i A s M a In the vast yawning void.

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    t(-.-t)
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    DarkGift ov Doom

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    bunch of boring black metal stuff. should've gone with something more ashes or the white stuff
     
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    xX M i A s M a In the vast yawning void.

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    Not surprised at all :tickled:
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    the white stuff <3
     
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    winters epilogue Senior Lurker

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    Shocked and appalled by Violent Waves? I only spinned it twice but I was enjoying it a good deal more than Blue Sky Noise...

    Anyway, I'm really behind on music this year (the lists so far have reminded me of that face), but here's my short contribution...

    Top albums so far [heavy metul]:
    Author & Punisher - Ursus Americanus
    Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
    Dodecahedron - s/t
    High On Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
    Ihsahn - Emerita
    Krallice - Years Past Matter
    Lord Mantis - Pervertor
    Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering
    Old Man Gloom - NO
    Sigh - In Somniphobia

    Top albums so far [not like black-rose-immortul]:
    Aesop Rock - Skelethon
    Eyvind Kang - The Narrow Garden
    mewithoutYou - Ten Stories
    Rush - Clockwork Angels
    Storm Corrosion - s/t
    Swans - The Seer
    John Zorn - The Gnostic Preludes
    John Zorn - Templars In Sacred Blood

    EPs:
    Anywhere - s/t
    Deathspell Omega - Drought
    Melvins - The Bulls & The Bees
    T.R.A.M. - Lingua Franca

    Looking forward to:
    Blut Aus Nord, Converge, Deftones, Devin Townsend Project, Enslaved, Neurosis, Pig Destroyer, P.O.S.
     
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    xX M i A s M a In the vast yawning void.

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    I only put one play into it, but it bored the piss out of me. I suppose I'll give it another go, just for the sake of due diligence.
     
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    PhlegethonVeins Autopsy Obsessed

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    I refuse to number things, or throw up brackets just yet, so i'm just going to throw in all that made a big impact on me and i'm feeling will make or be considered in my year end mentions.

    Ihsahn - Eremita
    Sigh - In Somniphobia (these two are battling for my top spot right now...thats about all I know for sure)
    Pallbearer - Sorrow & Extinction
    Mgla - With Hearts Towards None
    Katatonia - Dead End Kings
    Aborted - Global Flatline
    Drawn & Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace
    Dodecahedron - S/T
    Formloff - Spyhorelandet
    Marduk - Serpent Sermon
    Deathspell Omega - Drought
    Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
    Inverloch - Dusk | Subside
    Hour of Penance - Sedition
    Mares of Thrace - The Pilgrimage
    Ahab - The Giant
    Necrovation - s/t
    Desecresy - The Doom Skeptron
    Silencer - The Great Bear
    Something i'm forgetting in this off the top of my head list.


    Releases INC i'm sure will make a splash for me -

    Enslaved, Blut Aus Nord, Hooded Menace, Subterranean Masquerade
     
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    DarkGift ov Doom

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    isn't sigh that asian symphonic black metal band that sounds like cradle of filth on drugs?
     
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    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    cradle of filth on drugs <3
     
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    Tumn baptized in blood

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    Excited for the new Cryptopsy, promos all blow away the last pile of shit, glad they're being smart.
     
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    Ah, that makes sense, it's a slower record. I'll take slow over "I Felt Free" any day, though.

    Yeah, that's probably them that you're thinking of. They rule.

    I've only heard the two or three tracks they've released - definitely sounds like a musical return to form. I don't think I'll ever love Matt McGachy's vocals but I'm looking forward to giving the whole thing a spin.
     

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