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Best of 2008

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Alter, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Gold

    Gold 666

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    ah that sucks, impressions in blood was a good album so i figured anything new they wrote would still be good
     
  2. Alongside Death

    Alongside Death On The Descent To Hell

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    You should all die for not mentioning Krisiuns "Southern Storm". Origins "Antithesis" was also crushing.
     
  3. genocide roach

    genocide roach DOOOOOOOOOOM

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    that krisiun album fucking blew. its one of the worst cd's i reviewed this year. and im totally bored with origin
    ~gR~
     
  4. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    1. The Lamp of Thoth - Portents, Omens and Dooms
    2. Apostle of Solitude - Sincerest Misery
    3. Manilla Road - Voyager
    4. Fall of the Idols - The Séance
    5. Ereb Altor - By Honour
    6. Arghoslent - Hornets of the Pogrom
    7. Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    8. Arckanum - Antikosmos
    9. Jex Thoth - s/t
    10. Hibria - The Skull Collectors


    Some more that I think might make my list if I give them enough listens. I can see a few replacing the lower three at the very least, especially Hibria since I'm finding it more and more disappointing with every listen.)

    Revelation - Release
    Valkyrie - Man of Two Visions
    Heathendom - Nescience
    The Wandering Midget - The Serpent Coven
    Lord Vicar - The Demon Of Freedom
    The Wounded Kings - Embrace Of The Narrow House
    Ancestors - Neptune With Fire

    Wtf, this is such a good year for doom.
     
  5. Koude Haat

    Koude Haat Member

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    It's been an amazing year for doom.
     
  6. Ross

    Ross valfri baguette

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    two awesome albums. Origin's is in my top 3 of this year
     
  7. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Seriously, one of the best I've been able minded enough to witness!
     
  8. Koude Haat

    Koude Haat Member

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    My top 10 doom albums..

    1. Revelation - Release
    2. The Gates of Slumber - Conqueror
    3. Lord Vicar - Fear No Pain
    4. Apostle of Solitude - Sincerest Misery
    5. Valkyrie - Man of Two Visions
    6. Ereb Altor - By Honour
    7. The Lamp of Thoth - Portents, Omens & Doom
    8. Fall of the idols - Seance
    9. Ogre- Plague of the Planet
    10. Reino Ermitaño - Rituales Interiores

    I just need to get Unorthodox - Awaken in the mail. :(
     
  9. rms

    rms Active Member

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    Mort where'd you get ur copy of Lord Vicar? Download link if you got it? Only thing I heard from them was their EP and that was stellar..
     
  10. Master_Yoda77

    Master_Yoda77 Juggalo

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    I've been meaning to get into some of the doom metal releases of this year. I'll be checking these out tonight.
     
  11. Draconian

    Draconian Aegir

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    Dont forget Grand Magus - Iron Will aswell. Fantastic doom
     
  12. Carcassian

    Carcassian Utopian Blaster

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    I haven't got the Lamp of Thoth full lengther yet...Curse you all men!
     
  13. Black Orifice

    Black Orifice Vein-Marbled Tower

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    My top 10 list with the best Of 2008:

    1. Warbringer (US) - War Without End
    2. Meshuggah - ObZen
    3. Clitoridus Invaginatus - Putrid Pussy Warehouse
    4. Ihsahn - angL
    5. Cemetery Rapist - Children of the Porn
    6. Cynic (US) - Traced in Air
    7. Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
    8. Gortuary - Manic Thoughts of Perverse Mutilation
    9.
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    Comments: this year was a great year for slam, but not for much of anything else


    2 albums didn't get into the list but almost:

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    Best EP, DEMO or MCD of the year: is there even a question to this?
    1. BLOODBATH - UNBLESSING THE PURITY
    2. Jenovavirus - Demo

    Comments: need i even explain?


    Major disappointment of the year: children of bodom - blooddrunk
    belphegor - bondage goat zombie

    Comments: blooddrunk sounds like AYDY taking a shit
     
  14. Lifewithoutpain

    Lifewithoutpain Mobius Stripper

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    Well, a little late getting in on this but here goes:

    Cynic - Traced in Air
    Origin - Antithesis
    Crowpath - One With Filth
    Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
    Arsis - We are the Nightmare
    Beneath the Massacre - Dystopia
    Emeth - Telesis
    Hate Eternal - Fury & Flames
    Psycroptic - (Ob)Servant
    Meshuggah - ObZen

    Not a bad year overall...
     
  15. ArneZ

    ArneZ No rules in metal

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    This is my fav. metal albums of 2008, lots of great albums this year too as always. But this year its down to 60 releases. Not 150 like last year.

    1.Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
    2.In Mourning - Shrouded Divine

    and then its get abit wierd cause I will share my 3.place between 3 amazing albums in the melodeath genre. I just could not find out which of them were the better ones:

    3.Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
    3.Omnium Gatherum - The Redshift
    3.Shade Empire - Zero Nexus
    6.Cynic - Traced In Air
    7.Equilibrium - Sagas
    8.Draconian - Turning Season Within
    9.Hate - Morphosis
    10.Legion of the Damned - Cult of the Dead
    11.Gojira - The Way of All Flesh
    12.Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie
    13.Illdisposed - The Prestige
    14.One Man Army And The Undead Quartet - Grim Tales
    15.Moonsorrow - Tulimyrsky
    16.Zonaria - The Cancer Empire
    17.Kalisia - Cybion
    18.Opeth - Watershed
    19.Deadlock - Manifesto
    20.Trivium - Shogun


    21-60. (random order):
    Kalmah – For the Revolution
    Tracedawn - s\t
    Soulfly - Conquer
    Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
    Istapp - Koldens Union
    Norther - N
    Before The Dawn - Soundscape of Silence
    Martriden - The Unsettling Dark
    Dark Age - Minus Exitus
    Testament - Formation Of Damnation
    Mygrain - Signs of Existence
    Sinister - The Silent Howling
    Sonic Syndicate - Love and Other Disasters
    All That Remains - Overcome
    Into Eternity - The Incurable Tragedy
    In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
    Ihsahn - Angl
    5 Star Grave - Corpse Breed Syndrome
    Black Comedy - Instigator
    Machinae Supremacy - Overworld
    Behexen - My Soul for His Glory
    Abigail Williams - In The Shadow Of A Thousand Suns
    Children of Bodom - Blooddrunk
    Enslaved - Vertebrae
    DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown
    Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death...
    Destruction - D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N
    All Shall Perish - Awaken the Dreamers
    Ragestorm - Someone Hears?
    Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
    Bring Me the Horizon - Suicide Season
    Bloodbath - The Wacken Carnage
    Bloodbath - Unblessing the Purity
    Marionette - Spite
    Raunchy - Wasteland Discotheque
    Satyricon - Age of Nero
    Taake - s\t
    Warbringer - War Without End
    Stigma - When Midnight Strikes
    Mercenary - Architect Of Lies

    Albums I was disappointed in or didnt like at all:

    Metallica - Death Magnetic
    Meshuggah - obZen
    Ascension of the Watchers - Numinosum
    The Haunted - Versus
    Keep of Kalessin - Kolossus (I like some of it, but I was very disappointed overall)
    Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddles Part I
    Aura Noir - Hades Rise
    Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
    Darkthrone - Dark Thrones and Black Flags
    Cryptopsy - The Unspoken King
    Beneath the Massacre - Dystopia

    So thats all for this year, I know many of my disappointments is other peoples favorites. Maybe I just had to high expectations for some of them. But for me it was Bloodbath and In Mourning that really made two insane good albums. Rest of the list also released some good stuff, LOTS of great melodeath releases this year. Anyways, a good year. Hope next will be better!
     
  16. sevag00

    sevag00 Order to Chaos

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    The new Aura Noir was a disappointment.
     
  17. Rocking Metalaholic

    Rocking Metalaholic Rocking Metalaholic

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    My Top Favorite Metal cds of 2008:
    1. Warrel Dane: Praises to the War Machine
    2. Castrofate: Cataclysmic Insanity cd
    3. Zephaniah: Stories from the Book of Metal cd
    4. Gates of Winter: Lux Aeterna cd
    5. Pyramaze: Immortal cd
    6. Iced Earth: The Crucible of Man cd
    7. Signum Regis: S/T cd
    8. Emir Hot: Sevdah Metal cd
    9. Ephrat: No One's Words cd
    10. PowerWorld: S/T cd
    11. Saint Deamon: In Shadows Lost From The Brave cd
    12. Alestorm: Captain Morgan's Revenge cd
    13. Vindictiv: S/T cd
    14. Blood Ceremony: s/t cd
    15. Dreamtone & Iris Mavraki's Neverland: Reversing Time cd
    16. Ihsahn: angL cd
    17. KYPCK: Cherno cd
    18. ReinXeed: The Light cd
    19. Winter's Verge: Eternal Damnation cd
    20. Opeth: Watershed cd
     
  18. Repenting_Scar

    Repenting_Scar New Metal Member

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    I.In Flames - Sense of Purpose

    Other ones I like (not in a particular order)

    Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
    Arsis - We Are the Nightmare
    Sonic Syndicate - Love and Other Disasters
    Norther - N
    Poisonblack - A Dead Heavy Day
    Opeth - Watershed
    End of Green - The Sick's Sense
    Machinae Supremacy - Overworld
     
  19. Mort Divine

    Mort Divine Shrine Maiden of the In-Crowd

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    Get it, it is grand!
     
  20. Koude Haat

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    Best Albums of 2008 by Sub-Genres..

    Death Metal

    1. Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    2. Arghoslent - Hornets of The Pogrom
    3. Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood
    4. Karnarium - untitled
    5. Decrepitaph - Condemned Cathedral
    6. Hooded Menace - Fulfill The Curse
    7. Dismember - Dismember
    8. Hail of Bullets - …Of Frost And War
    9. Father Befouled - Obscurus Nex Cultus
    10. Evocation - Dead Calm Chaos



    Black Metal

    1. Faustcoven - Rising From Below The Earth
    2. Eldrig - Mysterion
    3. Morbosidad - Profana la Cruz del Nazareno
    4. Blasphemophagher - Nuclear Empire of Apocalypse
    5. Proclamation - Messiah of Darkness and Impurity
    6. Grave Desecrator - Sign of Doom
    7. Gontyna Kry - The Blood of Our Fathers
    8. Misery's Omen - Hope Dies
    9. October Falls - The Womb Of Primordial Nature
    10. Spite Extreme Wing - Vltra

    Doom Metal

    1. Revelation - Release
    2. The Gates of Slumber - Conqueror
    3. Lord Vicar - Fear No Pain
    4. Apostle of Solitude - Sincerest Misery
    5. Valkyrie - Man of Two Visions
    6. Ereb Altor - By Honour
    7. The Lamp of Thoth - Portents, Omens & Doom
    8. Fall of the idols - Seance
    9. Ogre- Plague of the Planet
    10. Reino Ermitaño - Rituales Interiores


    Now my Real top 10..


    1. Revelation - Release
    2. Faustcoven - Rising From Below The Earth
    3. Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    4. Arghoslent - Hornets of The Pogrom
    5. The Gates of Slumber - Conqueror
    6. Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood
    7. Apostle of Solitude - Sincerest Misery
    8. Karnarium - Untitled
    9. Valkyrie - Man of Two Visions
    10. Ereb Altor - By Honour
     

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