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Best Albums of 2008 (so far)

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by _Serenity_Painted_Death_, May 12, 2008.

  1. cheechonaleash

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    My favourite album of 2008 so far is Black Mountain - In The Future.

    Other notables, include:

    Bloodbath - Unblessing The Purity
    Demiurg - The Hate Chamber
    Hate Eternal - Fury & Flames
    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
    Sordal - In Fort Knox With A Penny
    Warrel Dane - Praises To The War Machine
    Yoav - Charmed & Strange
    Zimmers Hole - While You Were Shouting At The Devil, We Were In League With Satan

    Need to spin more:

    Agalloch - The White EP
    Ayreon - 01011001
    Cult Of Luna - Eternal Kingdom
    Eluveitie - Slania
    Hollenthon - Opus Magnum
    Ihsahn - angL
    Meshuggah - obZen
    Moonsorrow - Tulimyrsky
    Moonspell - Night Eternal
    Trinacria - Travel Now Journey Infinitely

    Eagerly Anticipating:

    Opeth - Watershed
    Bloodbath - The Wacken Carnage
    Anathema - Paradigm Shift
    Evergrey - Torn
    Antimatter - Alternative Matter boxset
    the Demonaz project
    anything involving Dan Swanö
    Gojira
    Enslaved? Hopefully
    Katatonia? Hopefully... prolly not til '09
     
  2. Obtuse

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    obZen's my fave so far this year. Watershed will be pretty soon, though.
    Hopefully the new Metallica record can bring them back some dignity...!
     
  3. outerone

    outerone Alchemy of the Sorcerer

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    And my list...

    The album we are not supposed to talk about is number one
    Black Mountain - In the Future
    Portishead - Third (amazing!!!)
    Black Keys - Attack And Release
    Gnarls Barkeley - Odd Couple
    Bloodbath - Blessing...
    Racounteurs
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig

    And once the new Sigur Ros drops Im sure that will just blow me away
     
  4. in_my_time_of_disease

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    Later this year. They have been gradually recording for a while. Does any one know if Enslaved are releasing this year. Heaps of people keep talking about how awesome its gonna be, but I can't find any info.
     
  5. My Arms, Your Purse

    My Arms, Your Purse I Steal Things

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    Grutle said they were recording when I asked him a couple of weeks back
     
  6. in_my_time_of_disease

    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    ^Nice... Runn obliterates, nice to hear something concrete, cheers.
     
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    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    Enslaved manages to get better and better with each album.
     
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    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    Runn Ronnie Runn.
     
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    Frosties Blind @ heart

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    Forgot to mention Warrel Dane's Praises To The War Machine. I just got it, and so far he doesn't dissapoint!
     
  10. Emilinator

    Emilinator Epitome of Darkness

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    Blackwinds - Flesh Inferno (to be released May 19th)
    Brown Jenkins - Angel Eyes
    Dismember - S/T
     
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    flu boy Waffle Hut

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    I really enjoy every album but they seem to be getting less aggressive with each release. RUUN did not have enough aggressive parts. I hope the new alum is a mix of new ideas and also a return to their :loco:grim:loco: roots.
     
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    I wonder if they'll push the Isa/Ruun style further or head into new territory..

    I kind of hope it'll be something new.. But i'm not quite sure what.
     
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    My Arms, Your Purse I Steal Things

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    They're immune to failing anyways.
     
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    Arsis
    Meshugga
    Cavalera Conspiracy
     
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    Esoteric is definitely up there.
     
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    Right now,
    Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull (classic)
    Agalloch - The White EP
    Opeth - Watershed (at least what I've heard from it)

    Waiting for Moonsorrow's "EP" (not out in the US until next week)

    Need to check out Portishead, Cynic, Trinacria
     
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    Burnout Faith Puppeteer

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    My favorite so far is Remembering Universe by Humanoid. Runners up include:

    Agalloch - The White
    Arsis - We Are The Nightmare
    Bloodbath - Unblessing The Purity
    Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds
    Grails - Take Refuge In Clean Living
    The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
    This Will Destroy You - This Will Destroy You

    And I'm looking forward to new albums from Alarum, Augury, Cynic, Gnostic, Gorod, Gojira, Opeth, Quo Vadis, Wintersun and others. :headbang:
     
  18. in_my_time_of_disease

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    +1 the new Earth album is fantastic imo. Definietly check out Portishead's Third and the new Trinacria.
     
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    Mine is In Flames - A Sense of Purpose. But, that'll change when Watershed releases.
     
  20. in_my_time_of_disease

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    So far a top 7...
    1- Opeth- Watershed
    2- Esoteric- The Maniacal Veil
    3- Cult of Luna- Eternal Kingdom
    4- Portishead- Third
    5- Agalloch- The White EP
    6- Earth- The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
    7- This will destroy you- s/t
    Theres a few others, but atm thats my top. But the year is young and bands like massive attack, sigur ros, negura bunget, enslaved etc....still to come and I'm sure will mix that list around. It's nice to see Opeth with some tough competition within metal rather than raping the years metal releases like some years.
     

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