In an effort to get this forum a-shakin' and to get some music to buy with my $300 from a four-day 40 hour warehouse stint (NEVER AGAIN! AGH! WHAT A HORRID HORRID SHITFUCKING JOB) I ask that you shout out some of your favorite releases of 2005. What's tickled your fancy? Dark Tranquillity's Character is pretty spiffy, though I haven't listened to it as much as some of these others. Dredg's Catch Without Arms has latched onto my skull and will not let go. Noumena's Absence is everything I ever wished for from Gothenburg. Equilibrium's Turis Fratyr has one truly amazingly catchy song (Der Sturm) and just for that you should hear it. Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet. This is Viking Metal. I love this. Yay. Masterplan - Aeronautics. Oh Jorn Lande...how I want you... November's Doom - The Pale Haunt Departure. Sexy American doom metal anyone? Green Carnation - The Quiet Offspring. A decidedly different turn than what I was expecting but it's still pretty hawt. Kamelot - The Black Halo. Wow. I never really expected Americans playing power metal to sound this good. Nettlethrone - Blueprint. Turks gone wild!!! It's just a demo, yet catchy. Freedom Call - The Circle of Life. Ah, the simple pleasures of German power metal. Shadow Gallery - Room V. I just discovered this a little while ago. Mike Baker's voice is INSANEEEEE. To Die For - IV. A guilty goth-rock/metal pleasure...what can I say.