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Your most dissapointing follow-up albums

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by ratanda, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. ratanda

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    Albums you were really looking forward to being released because you loved the last/(current at the time) one so much. Then you heard it and were not pleased or were not impressed.


    Kreator - Renewal
    Anthrax - State of Euphoria
    Entombed - Clandestine
    My Dying Bride - 34.788% Complete (though I like it much more now)
    Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
    Metallica - Metallica
    Exodus - Force of Habit
    Testament - The Ritual
    Blind Guardian - Night at the Opera
    Gamma Ray - Powerplant
    Carcass - Swansong
    Overkill - I Hear Black
    Malevolent Creation - Stillborn
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
     
  2. Jasonic

    Jasonic Doom On!

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    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
    Edguy - Rocket Ride
     
  3. RagePSV

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    I love half the albums on your list....

    Belladonna - Spells of Fear
    Iced Earth - Something Wicked
    Helloween - Rabbit Don't Come Easy
    Running Wild - Masquerade
    Ayreon - 0101010
    Overkill - Necroshine
    Anthrax - Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
    Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera
    Brainstorm - Metus Mortis
    Cemetary - Phantasma
    Dark Tranquillity - Haven
    Deicide - Serpents Of The Light
    Desultory - Swallow The Snake
    Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence
    The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?
    Hammerfall - Renegade
    In Flames - Reroute To Remain
    Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
    Iron Savior - Battering Ram
    Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
    Mercyful Fate - Dead Again
    Metal Church - Masterpeace
    Metalica - Black Album
    Morbid Angel - Entangled In Chaos
    Napalm Death - Inside The Torn Apart
    Opeth - Still Life
    Paradise Lost - One Second
    Prong - Rude Awakening
    Queensryche - Empire
    Savatage - Poets And Madmen
    Shadow Gallery - Legacy
    Slayer - Divine Intervention
    Solitude Aeturnus - Adagio
    Stratovarius - Infinite
    Type O Negative - October Rust
    Virgin Steele - Visions Of Eden
     
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    Ha .. that's funny ... I liked Rocket Ride better than Hellfire Club.

    Here's a few that I was disappointed in after loving the predecessor were:

    Twilight Guardians - Ghost Reborn .... very mediocre compared to Sintrade

    Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera .... weak release after the stellar Nightfall In Middle Earth

    Queensryche - HITNF .... stripped down garbage after the excellent Promised Land

    Deadsoul Tribe - The Dead Word .... couldn't get into this one after absolutely loving A Murder Of Crows

    DGM - Misplaced .... hated this one after having Hidden Place as my #2 of 2003

    Edguy - Hellfire Club .... a shiteater compared to Mandrake

    Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse .... dreadful change for the worse after the solid The Inner Circle

    King Diamond - Abigail II: The Revenge .... expected much better from this one. It was a poor followup to House Of God, and was not even close to the excellent Abigail.

    Nevermore - Enemies Of Reality .... a big quality dropoff from the excellent Dead Heart In A Dead World ... production killed it, but the songs weren't as strong as usual.

    Pyramaze - Legend Of The Bone Carver .... I never took to this boring concept disc after loving the debut.

    Rage - Speak Of The Dead .... loved Unity, then Soundchaser ... was bored stiff by this disc.

    That's all that struck out to me after going thru my Itunes.

    Britt
     
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    Elvenking - WYRD. Because NO one sees that coming from me.
     
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    Wow, there are some incredible albums in these lists. It breaks my heart to see A Night at the Opera on everyone's lists. I get why so many people dislike it, but still, it makes me sad :(
     
  7. Mxgonzo

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    Same here. I thought it was a fantastic album. A little different for sure but still great release IMO.

    As for couple on my Dissapointing albums list.

    Judas Priest- Turbo
    Anthrax - Stomp 442
    Metallica- Metallica
    Mr. Big - (o.k. not a follow up but when I heard Gilbert and Sheehan were putting a band together I was expecting a shred fest. BOY was I ever dissapointed:lol:)
     
  8. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    :lol::lol:

    I think we get the idea. :) I agree with you 100% though!!
     
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    any 80s thrash band that made an album in the 90s :(
     
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    halcyonwayband@aol.com Guitars - Halcyon Way

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    The Gathering by Testament? Didn't that come out in 1999 or something?
     
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    Metallica - Metallica
    Judas Priest - Nostradamus
    Brainstorm - Downburst
    Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
    Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon
    Stratovarius - Stratovarius
    Sonata Arctica - Unia
     
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    musicsnob Cock of Knowledge

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    There is only one answer. Celtic Frost's "Cold Lake" as a follow-up to "Into the Pandemonium." It is impossible to state the precipitous drop this represented. Impossible. Never in the history of rock/metal has such a monstrosity been delivered unto unsuspecting fans.:OMG:
     
  13. rms

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    ya but Testament was never really that good anyways :p

    oh ya and Communic's 3rd album, terrible album
     
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    Eventhough I like the album, I have to say my biggest follow up disappointment was Masterplan's Aeronautics after the stellar debut. Those guys just hit a grand slam the first time around and were destined to not live up to it ever again.

    ~Brian~
     
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    Rough Cutt- Wants you
    Crimson Glory- Strange and Beautiful
    Whitesnake-Slip Of The Tongue
    King's X- Ear Candy
     
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    QFT.
     
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    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    These lists make the baby jesus cry... won't you think of the children?!
     
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    It's not a matter of dislike, just a bit of a let down compared to the previous album. I love most of the albums on my list.
     
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    Rage - Metus Mortis (or whatever it was). After Soundchaser and Unity I thought these guys could do no wrong, but then they proved they were human and could make a crap album just like anyone else. My cousin and I now refer to bad follow up albums as "Making a Rage." Ha ha. I will say that they have redeemed themselves with "Carved In Stone."

    Some others I was disappointed in:
    From The Inside - Visions (NOWHERE close to the debut)
    Twilightning - (the third one, can't remember the name)
    Rob Rock - Holy Hell (But Garden of Chaos RIPS!)
    Primal Fear - Seven Seals
     
  20. Claus / Intromental

    Claus / Intromental 20 years of uniting the powers of metal

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    Dude, "Into The Pandemonium" is one of the best albums EVER made. Following it up with anything would be a let-down. That said, I am in the minority for loving the hell out of "Cold Lake". When I studied for my examns at University, this was the album I listened to all the time. It's such a different album, and it's perfect to have in the background when studying, yet still rockin' out a bit :) There's something about "Downtown Hanoi", "Cherry Orchards", "Roses Without Thorns" and so on, that I just love. I've heard people describe this as a glam/hair metal album, and I can just not understand that description. This is thrash with an avantgarde approach, both lyrically, imagery-wise and the music itself.

    c.
     

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