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Top ten list of 2017

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Wyvern, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Is that time of the year again, and many know the drill, but there have been (thankfully) many newbies coming lately.

    Write your top (10 minimum, no maximum) list of albums, concerts, videos, for 2017.
    No bashing, no hit and run comments, all lists are valid in the eyes of the poster.

    I post mine usually on Dec 31, but anyone who like put it before is welcome. This thread will be "sticky" until Feb 2018 and then will have its own rotation.
     
  2. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
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    Heavy Metal

    1. Kreator – “Gods Of Violence”

    2. The Obsessed – “Sacred”

    3. Avatarium – “Hurricanes And Halos”

    4. Taberah – “Sinner’s Lament”

    5. Vhäldemar –“Against All Kings”

    6. Night Demon – “Darkness Remains”

    7. Striker – “Striker”

    8. Skyclad – “Forward Into The Past”

    9. The Doomsday Kingdom – “The Doomsday Kingdom”

    10. Air Raid – “Across The Line”

    11. Astral Doors – “Black Eyed Children”

    12. Majesty – “Rebels”

    13. Serious Black – “Magic”

    14. Neuronspoiler – “Second Sight”

    15. The Cursed – “The Cursed”

    16. Emerald – “Angels Of Oblivion”

    17. Forsaken – “Pentateuch”

    18. Gross Reality – “Escaping Gravity”

    19. Crystal Viper – “Queen Of The Witches”

    20. Pagan Altar – “The Room Of Shadows”

    21. Alestorm – “No Grave But The Sea”

    22. Dream Evil – “Six”

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    Hard Rock

    1. Alice Cooper – “Paranormal”

    2. Black Star Riders – “Heavy Fire”

    3. Kadavar – “Rough Times”

    4. Jorn – “Life On Death Row”

    5. Tony MacAlpine – “Death Of Roses”

    6. Deep Purple – “InFinite”

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    Progressive Rock/Metal

    1. Maxophone – “La Fabbrica delle Nuvole”

    2. Arduini/Balich – “Dawn Of Ages”

    3. Sons Of Apollo – “Psychotic Symphony”

    4. Ayreon – “The Source”

    5. Scale The Summit – “In A World Of Fear”

    6. The Tangent – “The Slow Rust Of Forgotten Machinery (or where do we draw the line now?)”

    7. Mindmaze – “Resolve”

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    Stuff that didn’t made on time to be ranked before Dec 31

    1. Procession – “Doom Decimation”

    2. Killers – “Trajets-Dits”

    3. Argus – “From Fields Of Fire”

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    Concerts

    1. The Cursed
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  3. Slammed

    Slammed Active Member

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    It's the 31st here so I'll give it a go :)
    I'm not as creative with my categories and if they are wrong I don't care :)

    Heavy Metal
    1. Orden Ogan - Gunmen
    2. Tau Cross - Pillar of Fire
    3. RAM - Rod
    4. Tankard - One Foot in the Grave
    5. Lich King - The Omniclasm
    6. Power Quest - Sixth Dimension
    7. Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail I
    8. The Obsessed - Sacred
    9. Iced Earth - Incorruptible
    10. Electric Wizard - Wizard Bloody Wizard
    11. Ayreon - The Source
    12. Almanac - Kingslayer

    Heavier Metal (?)
    1. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
    2. Obituary - Obituary
    3. Kreator - Gods of Violence
    4. Warbringer - Woe to the Vanquished
    5. Frenzal Rhomb - Hi-Vis High Tea
    6. Evil Invaders - Feed Me Violence
    7. Night Demon - Darkness Remains
    8. Blazon Stone - Down In The Dark
    9. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
    10 . Terrifier - Weapons of Thrash Destruction
    11. Brendon Small's Galaktikon II - Become the Storm
    12. Omnislash - Slash ‘Em All

    Folk Metal
    1. Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire
    2. Alestorm - No Grave but the Sea
    3. Antti Martikainen - Northern Steel
    4. Korpiklaani - Live at Masters of Rock
    5. Skyclad - Forward Into the Past
    6. The Privateer - The Goldensteen Lay
    7. Atorc - Seven Tales Of Swords And Ale
    8. Trollfest - Helluva

    Hard Rock
    1. Black Water Rising - Electrified
    2. Deep Purple - Infinite
    3. Alice Cooper - Paranormal
    4. Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold
     
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  4. CASSETTEISGOD

    CASSETTEISGOD Active Member

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    For real. :lol:

    They're a fairly vanilla punk band, probably more realistically belong in your 'Hard Rock' section.
     
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    I didn't say what they were heavier than and I had no punk section so if Jason and the boys have a problem with it they know where to find me. :p
     
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    I don't really get the genre definitions @Wyvern used to section up his listings so I'll just create my own.

    Heavy/doom/progressive metal:

    1. Crimson Dawn - Chronicles of an Undead Hunter
    2. Droid - Terrestrial Mutations
    3. Pagan Altar - The Room of Shadows
    4. Hellwell - Behind the Demon's Eyes
    5. Blaze Bayley - Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement pt. II)
    6. Lunar Shadow - Far from Light
    7. Mausoleum Gate - Into a Dark Divinity
    8. R.U.S.T.X - TTPM
    9. Ice War - Ice War
    10. Forsaken - Pentateuch
    11. Nupraptor - The Heresiarch
    12. Orden Ogan - Gunmen
    13. Below - Upon a Pale Horse
    14. Ironflame - Lightning Strikes the Crown
    15. Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground
    16. Cardinals Folly - Deranged Pagan Sons
    17. Spirit Adrift - Curse of Conception
    18. Legionnaire - Dawn of Genesis
    19. Legendry - Dungeon Crawler
    20. After Eternity - The Leap of Pain

    Death metal/grindcore:

    1. Dead - A Dirty Mind is a Joy Forever
    2. Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon
    3. Blood Freak - Total Destruction of the Human Form
    4. Ingurgitating Oblivion - Vision Wallows in Symphonies of Light
    5. Anatomia - Cranial Obsession
    6. OctaThorn - For Those Dead
    7. Memoriam - For the Fallen
    8. Exhumed - Death Revenge
    9. Redemptor - Arthaneum
    10. War Possession - Doomed To Chaos
    11. Execration - Return to the Void
    12. Obituary - Obituary
    13. Contrarian - To Perceive is to Suffer
    14. Skelethal - Of the Depths...
    15. Beastiality - Worshippers of Unearthly Perversions
    16. Undergang - Misantropologi
    17. Khazaddum - Plagues Upon Arda
    18. Contaminated - Final Man
    19. Ensnared - Dysangelium
    20. Degial - Predator Reign

    Black metal + subgenres:

    1. Malokarpatan - Nordkarpatenland
    2. Heresiarch - Death Ordinance
    3. Krolok - Flying Above Ancient Ruins
    4. Fatherland - Fatherland
    5. Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication
    6. Front Beast - Third Scourge from Darkness
    7. Hades Archer - Temple of the Impure
    8. Devilpriest - Devil Inspired Chants
    9. Possession - Exorkizein
    10. Tchornobog - Tchornobog

    Thrash metal + subgenres:

    1. Bestial Invasion - Contra Omnes
    2. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
    3. Extravasion - Origins of Magma
    4. Expander - Endless Computer
    5. Condor - Unstoppable Power
    6. Hellripper - Coagulating Darkness
    7. Atomic Roar - Never Human Again
    8. Insane - Evil
    9. Vampire - With Primeval Force
    10. Demonomantic - Through the Path of His Majesty
     
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    Welcome to my world where "heavier metal(?)" is a thing where any band can fit anywhere I want it too. The only other genre that exists which I didn't list was "crap metal" which is everything I don't listen to.
     
  8. poundingmetal74

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    1. Tony Mills - Streets of Chance (Tony returns with a superb hard rock disc with several guest appearances!)
    2. Labyrinth - Architecture of a God (I'll be honest, wasn't a fan of these guys before, but this release is stunning. Like Dragonforce writing a classic Queensryche album)
    3. Kee of Hearts - St (Tommy Heart from Fair Warning and Kee Marcello from Europe release what is a perfect blend of those 2 bands)
    4. Firewind - Immortals (Gus G is back, great record, and produced by my beloved Dennis Ward!)
    5. Dream Evil - Six (Not their best, but some great tunes on here)
    6. Pink Cream 69 - Headstrong (Solid effort, nice return to form)
    7. Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony (Supergroup with Jeff Scott Soto, Bumblefoot, ex-Dream Theater members, etc)
    8. Place Vendome - Close to the Sun (It's not quite Unisonic but new Kiske singing hard rock / metal is always a treat)
    9. Steel Panther - Lower the Bar (Not too shabby but not their best)
    10. Lionville - A World of Fools (Basically a Work of Art album featuring the same singer. AWESOME!)
    11. House of Lords - Saints of the Lost Souls (These guys were amazing live. Kind of like Steel Panther without joke lyrics)
    12. Matenrou Opera - Pantheon (two part album, pretty good!)
    13. Jeff Scott Soto - Retribution (A total rocker from JSS)
    14. Eclipse - Momentum (should probably be higher but I'm not reorganizing my list, these guys always do solid work)
    15. Dreamstoria - Dreams Never End (Like Japanese Eden's Cruse. Guitarist plays a sky guitar too!)
    16. One Desire - St (I guess I would call this pop metal. I could show this to my non-metal friends and they would love this. Could be a massive hit. Very 80s with some great playing!)
    17. Jack Russell's Great White - He Saw it Coming (I interviewed him for this album and I quite like it).
    18. Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix (I only just heard it, would probably be higher)
    19. Versailles - Lineage EP (My god they were so good live!)
    20. Edguy - Best of (Only 5 new tracks but they're all solid)

    Interviews: Jack Russell (Great White), Stephen Pearcy (Ratt), Dug Pinnick (King's X), Uli Jon Roth (on his tour bus!), Robert Mason (Warrant), Pat Torpey (Mr Big), Mike Metijevic (Steelheart), Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey), Jeff Scotto Soto (TSO, Yngwie), Alex Mitchell (Circus of Power), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensryche)

    Concerts (yes, I went to a lot!): Uli Jon Roth (2x), Warrant, Hendrix Tribute (Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne), Mastodon, Hall and Oates/Tears For Fears, Whose Line is it Anyways, Yngwie, House of Lords, Skid Row (2x), Morbid Angel, Mr Big, Fates Warning, Dreadnaughts, MunizO (My beloved Japanese band, 3x), Megadeth (2x), King's X (2x), Night Ranger, Iron Maiden, Metallica, George Thorogood, Geoff Tate (2x), Neal Morse (maybe my favorite of the year!), Jelly Jam, Doug Stanhope, Robocop the Musical, Diamond Head, Warlock (Doro), Dark Tranquility, Scorpions, Dokken, Paul McCartney, Zakk Sabbath, Steel Panther (2x), Evil Dead the Musical, Book of Mormon The Musical, Firehouse, Versailles (Japan), Dream Theater, Cybertronic Spree, Queensryche, Thor, Gus G/Vinnie Moore, Winger, Tom Keifer
     
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    Here's my Top 10 CDs of 2017.

    I only saw four concerts this year:

    1. Beth Hart
    2. Doro
    3. Iron Maiden
    4. Flight of Fire
     
  10. Wyvern

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    By all means that's the idea. Just like Slammed and you did.

    @poundingmetal74: Go ahead rub it in my nose
     

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