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The year is half over: Album of the year candidates?

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Pitiless Wanderer, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    List your front runners for album of the year thus far.

    I've listened to more this year than previous years mainly due to some extra time I've had off since January. In my opinion as of now - halfway through 2011 - one album stands head and shoulders above the rest....

    New World Shadows by Omnium Gatherum. This is easily their best effort to date and one of the better albums to come along in the death metal scene in the past few years. It's a melodic death metal masterpiece.
     
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    Obscura - Omnivium

    I still need to hear a bunch of stuff but so far I'm going with that without question, that could change however.
     
  3. Avigrus

    Avigrus Member

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    Was going to say the new Desultory, but that was last year in November.
     
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    Novembers Doom is tops so far, although Obscura released a hell of an album as well.
     
  5. IntoPhagist

    IntoPhagist FloriiiiiiiooooooOOO!

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    Thurisaz - The Cimmerian Years
     
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    Sacrilegious Impalement - Exalted Spectres, the best bm-release this year (so far).

    Omnivium was also pretty damn good, although pretty overhyped.
     
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    The following albums have impressed so far:

    Amorphis - The Beginning of Time
    Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
    MyGrain - MyGrain (will probably end up as surprise of the year)

    There's still many potentially great albums to be released later on. September looks like an expensive month :p
     
  8. VelociBrad

    VelociBrad Spawn of Possession

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    Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
    Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult
    Hades Archer - For the Diabolical Ages
    Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
    Lantern - Subterranean Effulgence

    my favorites thus far.
     
  9. Pyro Stick

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    I was about to say that nothing had impressed me this year but then i remembered 40 Watt Sun. The Inside Room is definately one of the albums of the year.
     
  10. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    best chill out record thus far has to be Ghost by DT. Awesome record to relax to. Lots going on, too, if you listen with headphones.
     
  11. Der Morgenstern

    Der Morgenstern Trailer Park Bacchus

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    Orchid - Capricorn
    Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
    Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult
    Desolate Shrine - Tenebrous Towers
    Ravencult - Morbid Blood
    Wolvserpent - Blood Seed
    Seidr - For Winter Fire
    The Flight of Sleipnir - Essence of Nine

    My personal list.
     
  12. zerostatic

    zerostatic Damned in Flames

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    Top 3 of 2011

    Havok - Time is Up
    Obscura - Omnivium
    Blackguard - Firefight
     
  13. brooks55

    brooks55 Elixir of Sorrow

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    So far these are my favorites, I know I am forgetting some stuff. Any of the first three would be my album of the year candidate.

    Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
    Septicflesh - The Great Mass
    40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
    Aosoth - III
    Decaying - Devastate
    Portrait - Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae
    Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s)
    Sonne Adam - Transformation
    Vomitory - Opus Mortis VIII
     
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    SkeletonWitch Morphine Child

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    sevag00 Order to Chaos

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    mutantllama Awesome custom title

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    40 Watt Sun-The Inside Room
    Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
    Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult
     
  17. The Emptier

    The Emptier t3h b3aSt0rZ

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    Obscura-Omnivium
    Xerath-II
    Paul Wardingham-Assimilate Regenerate
    Septicflesh-The Great Mass
    Beyond Creation-The Aura

    There's a couple released so far that I have not listened to, or have only listened to once so it'll probably change. My assumptions are that the new Pensees Nocturnes album will run high on my list, and I'm anticipating many more albums this year. But so far the supreme ruler is easily Omnivium.
     
  18. Lateralus14

    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room is the clear winner for me. Very distant second might be Sabbat - Sabbatrinity.
     
  19. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    Blaspherian - Infernal Warriors of Death
     
  20. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    I haven't heard anything that really impressed me yet. Autopsy's Macrabre Eternal would be #1 in my book, but even that was a bit of a disappointment.
     

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