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2008 Albums

Discussion in 'Katatonia' started by Phoenix5, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Kitiini

    Kitiini Member

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    I haven't bought that much new albums this year but mostly the ones I have bought have been more or less dissapointing, for example Watershed. I think the Swallow the Suns new Ep is great but still not good enough for listening it again and again. Moonsorrow's Tulimyrsky is definately really good, probably the best this year. Can't think anything else right now
     
  2. OminousInane

    OminousInane Like Glass...

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    I'm referring to schmuks in the music they make, not their personalities. CATB is a pretty good record but DAHE is the best they ever did. They're horrid now imo.
     
  3. Katatonic89

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    New list, top 10 releases this year:

    1. Steven Wilson - Insurgentes (9/10)
    2. Opeth - Watershed (9/10)
    3. Cynic - Traced In Air (8/10)
    4. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery + Unblessing The Purity (8/10)
    5. Cult Of Luna - Eternal Kingdom (8/10)
    6. Ikuinen Kaamos - Closure EP (fucking Descent Productions...) (7.5/10)
    7. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip (7/10)
    8. Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes DVD (7/10)
    9. Daylight Dies - Lost To The Living (6.5/10)
    10. Moonspell - Night Eternal (6/10)
     
  4. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    What about them?
     
  5. Katatonic89

    Katatonic89 Member

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    I had been looking forward to that release.
     
  6. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    Oh, I didn't realize that. They don't seem to have problems with other releases, the Gorath album was released without much delay it seemed.. But yeah, must be really annoying for a band..
     
  7. the-great-cold-distance

    the-great-cold-distance Throbbing Member

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    Yeah, same with an Aussie band I know called Be'lakor, they just left Descent as well. Such a shame, that Ikuinen Kaamos was going to be album of the year hands down!
     
  8. L0bster

    L0bster OneTwo!

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    There was a very positive post, in which 'My Apocalypse' "Wouldnt have been out of place on Kill 'em All" as well as some other song being thumbed up. That's just one song tho, so I'm not here to prove anything, I do believe u didnt like the full experience that is Death Magnetic, who would.
     
  9. L0bster

    L0bster OneTwo!

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    Hmmm...
    Warrel Dane, Enslaved, Pendulum, Opeth, Satyricon, Gojira, Steven Wilson, Meshuggah - did not yet check out Nick Cave or Portishead.

    Best one to me would be Vertabrae, eventho I'm still sorta diggin into it.
     
  10. MadTinus

    MadTinus Language enthusiast

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    Just said I was surprised, not whether that was positive or negative ;) I was surprised about the intensity and 'metalness' of the song.

    I might have said something about "The Day that Never Comes" or "All Nightmare Long", they have some nice parts, but nothing that keeps me coming back to them, far from it.
     
  11. stefan86

    stefan86 invariably off-topic

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    "The Day That Never Comes" was decent except the vocals, but still not better than the best songs on Load to me. Nevermore must make a new album soon for my untr00 metal needs!
     
  12. griev0r

    griev0r Here is Nowhere

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    Wow I just checked out God is an Astronaut and am blown away. I love post rock but somehow I've heard of them but never took the time to listen to them Thanks for reminding me to, its great shit! I really need some new music I've been listening to the same shit for a long time now. Maybe some of you can check out my last fm and tell me some recommendations?
     
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    Glad you like God Is An Astronaut. If you like post-rock, you might want to check out the American Dollar. They released their third album, A Memory Stream, this year. Also recommended are their first two albums: The American Dollar and The Technicolour Sleep (my personal favorite). Also, check out Hammock's Raising Your Voice... Trying To Stop An Echo -- it's truly a phenomenal album.
     
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    I thought their last album was horrid, but the new one is probably just as good as DAHE and CATB..with the exception of 2 songs which I'm still not sure about yet. The album is also inspired by CATB btw..only that I feel it sounds more like DAHE if anything. So, you should check it out before you hate it too much. Sweetest Maleficia is a good song to start with.
     
  15. Hypnos

    Hypnos steck ihn nei!

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    i highly recommend Kafabindünya from Turkey and Rosetta from USA, especially their last year's 'Wake/Lift' album
     
  16. Soundjunkie

    Soundjunkie baller

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    well the year is just about done so i guess my final list of 08.

    1. The Grates - Teeth Lost, Hearts Won.
    2. Mehuggah - obZen
    3. Protest The Hero - Fortress
    4. The Haunted - Versus
    5. Cynic - Traced in Air
    6. M83 - Saturdays=Youth
    7. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
    8. Russian Circles - Station
    9. Opeth - Watershed
    10. Agalloch - The White (EP)

    really hard to list those in a top 10 but i guess that works.
    Love the shit out of that Grates record. its puts a smile on your face.
    The meshuggah, Protest and Haunted records are all interchangeable i guess. they are all extremely solid releases from great bands.
    I only heard this new cynic record recently and was just blown away. the only negative is its so short.
    M83s album still holds up well and is just full of 80s energy.
    Ghosts was the better NIN release this year. it just covers so much ground with its 36 instrumentals.
    great steps forward for Russian circles and opeth.
    The white EP is such an amazing folk infused creation. powerful atmosphere.

    there was some other good releases but i felt they were just missing something. such as.

    Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
    Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
    Boris - Smile
    Gojira - The Way of All Flesh
    Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
    Textures - Silhouettes
    etc.

    i think that's about it. on to 09.
     
  17. Clayman77

    Clayman77 Katatoned

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    Anathema - Hindsight
    Cult of Luna - Eternal Kingdom
    Daylight Dies - Lost to Living
    Forest of Shadows - Six Waves of Woe
    In Flames - Sense of Purpose
    Metallica - Death Magnetic
    Moonspell - Night Eternal
    Opeth - Watershed
    Swallow the Sun - Plague of Butterflies
    Unearth - The March
     
  18. InsaneKat

    InsaneKat Last Chance To Evacuate..

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    Black Stone Cherry - Folklore and Superstition
    Cog - Sharing Space
    Gavin Rossdale - Wanderlust
    The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
    No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts
    Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
    Opeth - Watershed
    Pineapple Thief - Tightly Unwound
    Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
     
  19. Fredy_Brown

    Fredy_Brown The Line Begins To blur.

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    Happy new year!
    It's over and here's my best of 2008 music list. I took this task very seriously, yet I am sure I'll discover many great 2008 releases in upcoming months and years. Hope you'll like my suggestions. Feedback is welcome.
    I wish you all the best. Take care.
    Sincerely Fredy Brown
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    Personal top 100 in alphabetical order:

    A-fei - Nymphéas (2008)
    Ah Cama-Sotz - Declaration of Innocence (2008)
    Aidan Baker & Tim Hecker - Fantasma Parastasie (2008)
    Akira Kosemura - Tiny Musical (2008)
    Alexander Turnquist - Faint at the Loudest Hour (2008)
    Alva Noto - Unitxt (2008)
    Anders Ilar - Sworn (2008)
    Balmorhea - River Arms (2008)
    Basquiat Strings - Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford (2008)
    Benga - Diary Of An Afro Warrior (2008)
    Bersarin Quartett - Bersarin Quartett (2008)
    Blackfilm - Blackfilm (2008)
    Bracken - Eno About The Need (2008)
    Brael And Tokyo Bloodworm - Living Languages (2008)
    Burning Star Core - Challenger (2008)
    Celer - Discourses Of The Withered (2008)
    Chris Abrahams and Mike Cooper - Oceanic Feeling Like (2008)
    Christian Fennesz - Black Sea (2008)
    Clark - Turning Dragon (2008)
    Elliot Brood - Mountain Meadows (2008)
    Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull (2008)
    Equus - Eutheria (2008)
    Empusae - The Hatred of Trees (2008)
    Entia Non - Fold (2008)
    Ensemble Economique - At The Foot Of Nameless Roads (2008)
    Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale (2008)
    Evan Marc & Steve Hillage - Dreamtime Submersible (2008)
    Ez3kiel - Battlefield (2008)
    Fabio Orsi & Valerio Cosi - We Could For Hours (2008)
    Fjordne - The Last 3 Days Of Time (2008)
    Flying Lotus - Los Engeles (2008)
    Food For Animals - Belly (2008)
    Geist - Apocalyptica (2008)
    Geomatic - Blue Beam (2008)
    Goldmund - The Malady of Elegance (2008)
    Goro Watari - Hinode Tracks (2008)
    Grails - Take Refuge in Clean Living (2008)
    Hammock - Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (2008)
    Hauschka - Ferndorf (2008)
    Helios - Caesura (2008)
    Havoc Unit - H.IV+ [Hoarse Industrial Viremia] (2008)
    Hecq - Night Falls (2008)
    Horse Feathers - House With No Name (2008)
    Irezumi - Endurance (2008)
    Jacaszek - Treny (2008)
    James Blackshaw - Litany of Echoes (2008)
    Janek Schaefer - Alone at Last (2008)
    Jasper TX - This Quiet Season/Black Sleep (2008)
    Jerome Chassagnard - (F)Light (2008)
    Joe Grimm - Brain Cloud (2008)
    Jóhann Jóhannsson - Fordlândia (2008)
    Juxta Phona & offthesky - !Escape Kit! (2008)
    Kangding Ray - Automne Fold (2008)
    Kasai Allstars - Congotronics 3 : In the 7th moon, the chief turned into a swimming fish... (2008)
    Lil Wayne - Carter III (2008)
    Machinefabriek - Dauw (2008)
    Machinefabriek - Tapes Of The Day (2008)
    Machinefabriek - Vloed
    Machinefabriek & Freiband - Oahu (2008)
    Marihiko Hara - Reflexion, Und Dann, Metamorphose (2008)
    Merzbow - Dolphin Sonar (2008)
    Merzbow & Richard Pinhas - Keio Line (2008)
    Metaform - Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants (2008)
    Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness (2008)
    Natural Snow Buildings - The Dance Of The Moon And The Sun (2008)
    Natural Snow Buildings - Slayer of the King of Hell (2008)
    Peter Broderick - Float (2008)
    Philip Jeck - Sand (2008)
    Pocahaunted - Island Diamonds (2008)
    Prolyphic & Reanimator - The Ugly Truth (2008)
    Prurient - The Black Post Society(2008)
    Rovo - Nuou (2008)
    Ryoji Ikeda - Test Pattern (2008)
    RZA - Digi Snacks (2008)
    Sadistik - The Balancing Act (2008)
    Shed - Shedding The Past (2008)
    Sleepingdog - Polar Life (2008)
    Stephan Mathieu - Radioland (2008)
    Steve Reich - Daniel Variations (2008)
    Steve Roach - Arc Of Passion (2008)
    Steve Von Till - A Grave is A Grim Horse (2008)
    Strand - Madrid 2 Los Angeles (2008)
    Small Town Boredom - Autumn Might Have Hope (2008)
    Spyweirdos / Floros Floridis / John Mourjopoulos - Epistrophy At Utopia (2008)
    Strom Noir - Ylomejja (2008)
    Sumner Mckane - What A Great Place To Be (2008)
    Richard Skelton - Marking Time (2008)
    Taiga Remains - Descend Form Ivory Cliffs (2008)
    Taylor Deupree & Kenneth Kirschner - May (2008)
    Terje Isungset - Ice Concerts (2008)
    The Abbasi Brothers - Something Like Nostalgia (2008)
    The Black Dog - Radio Scarecrow (2008)
    The Fun Years - Baby, It's Cold Inside (2008)
    The Sight Below - Glider (2008)
    Totakeke - ELekatota - The Other Side Of The Tracks (2008)
    Tzolk'in - Haab (2008)
    Ulaan Khol - I (2008)
    UpcDownCLeftCRightCABC+Start - Embers (2008)
    Windy & Carl - Songs For The Broken Hearted (2008)
    Xela - In Bocca al Lupo (Into the Mouth of the Wolf) (2008)

    Awards:
    Honorable mentions:
    Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
    (Not exatly my cup of tea, but this is quite original material.)

    The Caretaker - Persistent Repetition of Phrases
    Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion
    Summons Of Shining Ruins - Summons Of Shining Ruins
    Kenneth Kirschner - Filaments and Voids
    (these four joints are great, they just don't seem to click with me)

    Band of the year: Natural Snow Buildings

    Artis of the year: Machinefabriek

    Guilty pleasure: Britney Spears - Circus
    Go Britney! Go!
     
  20. Blackfield

    Blackfield IWillDieSoon

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    ^^

    ok. copy paste from a magazine :puke:
     

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