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Best Metal Albums of 2010

Discussion in 'RC' started by Dick Sirloin, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Dick Sirloin

    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    ...so, you know, I don't fall COMPLETELY out of the loop.


    I'm back in NC for a month, and the trend continues from last year: HOT WEATHER MAKES ME LISTEN TO METAL. Especially black metal. For some reason.


    Older stuff I've been revisiting lately:

    ABIGOR - Channeling The Quintessence Of Satan
    SETHERIAL - Nord
    MELVINS - Gluey Porch Treatments
    MORGION - Cloaked By Ages, Crowned By Earth (still a fucking masterpiece)
    ARSIS - A Celebration Of Guilt
    ASTROFAES - Heritage (still kinda a poor man's Drudkh)
    BLAZING ETERNITY - A World To Drown In (pretty middling stuff actually, but decent)
    BRUCE DICKINSON - Tattooed Millionaire (TM > Fear > No Prayer)



    Also, a non-metal 2010 album I think some here will appreciate is THE NATIONAL - High Violet. Completely soul-crushing and beautiful, in a very modern rock kinda way. There's just something unearthly about these dudes that I can't really put my finger on. Love it.
     
  2. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    Watain - Lawless Darkness

    What a beast of an album.
    The true spiritual successor to Dissection.
     
  3. einride

    einride your best friend

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    THIS of all things is what you're listening to in hot weather
     
  4. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    so far Burzum is unchallenged at spot #1 for me.

    Lately I've been enjoying the debut release by Odem Arcarum, some high-profile black metal with avant-garde touches, like a less devil-in-a-box version of Solefald.
     
  5. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts i'm sciencing as fast as i can

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    Briton Rites - For Mircalla
    Ufomammut - Eve
    Ares Kingdom - Incendiary


    That's all I can think of off the top of my head for 2010.
     
  6. rms

    rms Active Member

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    The 2 Against Nature discs are awesome, 3rd one coming out soon
     
  7. Ars Magna

    Ars Magna Ars Magna Recordings

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    Checking them out now; a couple songs in and I dig it. I could see this being very addictive.
     
  8. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    negura - virstele so far has #1

    the les discrets is really good. alcest needs more spins, but sounds a lot more mature. ereb altor is disappointing. burzum is ok. against nature is always good. fear factory is ok.

    i dont know what it is about negura that i like so much. i rarely listen to black metal, but this band just does it for me.
     
  9. Dick Sirloin

    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    I am a strange motherfucker.

    The National do one thing and they do it well. I love how they evoke all the best mopey feeling without all the usual woe-is-me-isms. "Terrible Love", "Afraid Of Everyone" and "England" are some of my favorite songs of the year.



    I'm listening to BLIND GUARDIAN - Tales From The Twilight World right now. And... enjoying it? WTF
     
  10. Dick Sirloin

    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    The enjoyment didn't last long.
     
  11. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    Just heard last night:

    A Forest of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves of Spring

    Sounds good but first impression is that its quite similar to their debut.
     
  12. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    The National...I can't get into that band AT ALL. meh


    The new Broken SOcial Scene is the album of the year for me, so far.
     
  13. Dick Sirloin

    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    Yeah, all my friends hate em as well. Go figure.

    Had the new BSS on CD-R but misplaced it somewhere. How does it compare to "You Forgot It In People"?

    Gorillaz and LCD have my favorites of the year so far. Really enjoy Dum Dum Girls as well. I've listened to the new Kayo Dot, like, once. Super-excited about new stuff from Arcade Fire and Panda Bear.
     
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    what have you done to Sirloin? are you now an asian teenage chick?
     
  15. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    Yeah, I need to listen to the new Kayo Dot more. It's getting great reviews over at P-A. I gotta be in the mood for it though since it's so bleak and requires a lot of commitment.

    I've heard a lot of good stuff about the LCD Soundsystem album. I have never heard them before so I dont even know what to expect.

    People always tout YFIIP as BSS' masterpiece. It's one of my favorite albums of the decade but I think there is a few duds in there along with some absolutely stunning songs. As for Forgiveness Rock Record, I think they have made their masterpiece with this one. It's badass throught the entire album, with probably the exception of the short, last filler track, and is infectious as all hell. As to be somewhat expected, the album is completely stylistically varied. My favorites are Romance To The Grave, Art House Director, and Chase Scene.
     
  16. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Finally gave this a proper listen to yesterday. I'm amazed that a disc can be thing long, yet captivating. Really good stuff.
     
  17. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    Yeah, I was wondering when someone else would listen to it and comment.
    Waters of Ain is possibly the best song written in the last 10 years. (14 minute epic, melodic and atmospheric)

    They really wear their Bathory and Dissection worship on their sleeves and do the masters justice.
     
  18. Ars Magna

    Ars Magna Ars Magna Recordings

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    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Mael Mordha's latest. I thought they were huge around these parts.
     
  19. Hell Mike

    Hell Mike fuck melodic black metal

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    I haven't heard it yet, less Mayhem/DMDS than earlier this time around or what?
     
  20. Tranquillian

    Tranquillian Svartmetallist

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    That one is also very very good.
     

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