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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    1. U.D.O. Steelhammer
    2. Satan: Life Sentence
    3. Black Sabbath: 13 (2 cd)
    4. Queensryche: S/T
    5. Armory: Empyrean Realms
    6. Withem: The Point Of You
    7. Giutini Project: IV
    8. Spock's Beard: Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
    9. Saxon: Sacrifice
    10. Dream Theater: S/T
    11. Fates Warning: Darkness In a Different Light
    12. Stratovarius: Nemesis
    13. Angra: Angel's Cry 20th Anniversary Live
    14. Voivod: Target Earth
    15. Hell: The Age of Nefarious
    16. Anvil: Hope In Hell
    17. Atlantean Kodex: The White Goddess
    18. Shock: Once Denied
    19. Adrian Galysh: Tone Poet
    20. Heaven & Earth: Dig
     
  2. DADRocks

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    My favs:

    1. Kingcrow - In Crescendo
    2. Serenity - War of Ages
    3. Amorphis - The Circle
    4. Revamp - Wild Card
    5. Pink Cream 69 - Ceremonial
    6. Volbeat - Outlaw .........
    7. Voodoo Circle - More than One Way Home
    8. Amaranthe - The Nexus
    9. Dream Theater - S/T
    10. Ashes of Ares - S/T
    11. Haken - The Mountain
    12. Harem Scarem - Mood Swing II (remake but I love it)
    13. WET - Rise Up
    14. James LaBrie - Impermant Resonance
    15. Oliva - Raise the Curtain
    16. Magnus Karlsson's - Freefall
     
  3. labrekk

    labrekk Member

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    I really like the U.D.O. (his best in years) and the Saxon.
    Heaven ? Earth is pretty cool as well.
    The GP-IV is not bad, but far to be as good as GP-II.
    The Anvil has some tracks I enjoy.
    The Voivod is more or less ruined by bad vox IMO. Too bad cause the music is a fine return to form.
    The Hell, it doesn't really click, as was the case with the previous one.
    The QR and Withem are pretty good albums.
    The new Sabbath is really sloooooow, but the 4 bonus tracks, which are more up-tempo, really improve it. Still fine stuff.
    The Satan did close to nothing for me, save for a few tracks. I was never their biggest fan anyway. Give me Blitzkrieg over Satan any day.
     
  4. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    1. Epysode – Fantasmagoria
    2. Serenity – War of Ages
    3. Kingcrow –In Crescendo
    4. Voodoo Circle – More Than One Way Home
    5. Masterplan –Novum Initium
    6. DGM –Momentum
    7. Stratovarius – Nemesis
    8. Queensryche – S/T
    9. Dream Theater – S/T
    10. Magnus Karlsson’s Freefall
    11. Stryper – No More Hell To Pay
    12. Huntress – Starbound Beast
    13. James Labrie – Impermanent Resonance
    14. Amaranthe – The Nexus
    15. Ashes of Ares
    16. Pamela Moore – Resurrect Me
    17. Oliva –Raise the Curtain
    18. Karnya – Coverin’ Thoughts
    19. Avantasia – The Mystery of Time
    20. Fates Warning – Darkness in a Different Light
    21. Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess
    22. Revamp – Wild Card
    23. Hollow Haze – Countdown to Revenge
    24. Twilight of the Gods – Fire on the Mountain
    25. Haken – The Mountain
    26. Divided Multitude – Feed on Your Misery
    27. Lalu – Atomic Ark
    28. PelleK – Oceans of Opportunity
    29. Powerwolf – Preachers of the Night
    30. Gloryhammer – Tales from the Kingdom
    31. Mystic Prophecy – Killhammer
    32. Withem – The Point of You
    33. Until Rain – Anthem to Creation
    34. Aeon Zen - Enigma
    35. Ayreon – The Theory of Everything
    36. Royal Hunt –A Life to Die For
    37. Thought Chamber – Psykerion
    38. Artlantica – Across the Seven Seas
    39. Rhapsody of Fire – Dark Wings of Steel
    40. Tellus Requiem – Invictus The 11th Hour
     
  5. labrekk

    labrekk Member

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    I love the Magnus Karlsson and the Volbeat albums.
    I like the Ashes Of Ares and Voodoo Circle.
    Mood Swings II is good but not that much different of the original version.
    The PK 69 was just OK for me and a kind of disappointment overall.
    I'd need to play the Oliva disc more but it didn't click with me so far.
    W.E.T. was a bit too light for me.
    Dream Theater? Just played a couple times and forgot about it...
     
  6. dcowboys311

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    In Solitude - Sister
     
  7. labrekk

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    In no particular order:

    SAXON-sacrifice
    HELKER-somewhere in the circle
    TAINTED NATION-F.E.A.R.
    AUDREY HORNE-youngblood
    SHAKRA-powerplay
    PRETTY MAIDS-motherland
    CIRCLE II CIRCLE-seasons will fall
    MAGNUS KARLSSON-freefall
    SAFFIRE-from ashes to fire
    LAZY BONEZ-vol. 1
    VOLBEAT-outlaw gentlemen & shady ladies
    SPIRITUAL BEGGARS-earth blues
    CIVIL WAR-the killer angels
    AVANTASIA-the mystery of time
    ANGELS OF BABYLON-thundergod
    ALTER BRIDGE-fortress
    STRYPER-no more hell to pay
    MAD MAX-interceptor
    ELECTRONOMICON-unleashing the shadows
    MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK-bridge the gap
    MYSTIC PROPHECY-killhammer
    THE POODLES-tour de force
    EDEN'S CURSE-symphony of sin
    TROUBLE-the distortion field
     
  8. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    Is Bridge the Gap out here yet? Noticed a listing stating Jan 2014.
     
  9. labrekk

    labrekk Member

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    It's "out there" not sure if it's actually released officially.
     
  10. Prog_Please

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    I'm surprised I haven't seen any mention of the new TesseracT album. I still have some more discs I need to check out, but I'm pretty sure that will be my top album for the year.
     
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    1)Wolfheart – Winterborn
    2)Volbeat- Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
    3)Týr – Valkyrja
    4)Amon Amarth - Deceiver of The Gods
    5)Stratovarius- Age of Nemesis
    6)Helker - En Algún Lugar del Circulo/ Somewhere In The Circle
    &)Keldian – Outbound
    8)WarCry – Inmortal -
    9)Dark Avenger - Tales of Avalon - The Lament
    10)Violator - Scenarios Of Brutality

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  12. orcslayr23

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    ORCumentary - Orcs 1 Goblins 0 :D

    Srsly though:

    Soilwork - The Living Infinite
    Amorphis - Circle
    Jolly - Audio Guide 2
    Amaranthe - The Nexus
    Dagoba - Post Mortem Nihil Est
    Dark Tranquillity - Construct
    Paradise Lost - Tragic Illusion 25
    Skeletonwitch - Serpents Unleashed
     
  13. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    Glad to see someone else has this on their list. Really good album! :headbang:
     
  14. Justin G

    Justin G Member

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    Here's my top 20 for the year. I'm sure Milton will agree with my #1 :lol:

    1. Ghost: Infestissumam
    2. Volbeat: Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies
    3. Pretty Maids: Motherland
    4. Damnation Angels: Bringer of Light
    5. James Labrie: Impermanent Resonance
    6. Powerwolf: Preachers of the Night
    7. Leprous: Coal
    8. W.E.T.: Rise Up
    9. Witherscape: The Inheritance
    10. Mustasch: Sounds Like Hell, Looks Like Heaven
    11. Carcass: Surgical Steel
    12. Magnus Karlsson: Free Fall
    13. Atlantean Kodex: The White Goddess
    14. Voodoo Circle: More Than One Way Home
    15. Black Star Riders: All Hell Breaks Loose
    16. Witch Cross: Axe to Grind
    17. Place Vendome: Thunder in the Distance
    18. Amaranthe: The Nexus
    19. Gloryhammer: Tales From the Kingdom of Fife
    20. Satan: Life Sentence
     
  15. labrekk

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    I like the Mustasch, but this was a 2012 release as far as I know.
    I already commented on some of your lists in previous posts, but not on these:
    Witch Cross: it has some excellent tracks, but some lesser ones as well IMO. It's uneven but when it's good, it really is.
    Black Star Riders: I like it but not love it. Something's missing for me to find it great.
    Powerwolf: I need to play it more, as well as their previous ones.
    Ghost: I have a hard time to get into them...
     
  16. AngraRULES

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    You rank Ghost 7 positions above Leprous. You might as well have skipped Armored Saint. :lol:
     
  17. Justin G

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    Haha, that Leprous album - excellent as it is - took a LOT of spins to get into. If we were talking Bilateral I'd have a much different outlook.
     
  18. Justin G

    Justin G Member

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    Also, prog is doing less and less for me these days (though I could argue that Ghost album is about as progressive as it gets).
     
  19. Nidstang

    Nidstang The Melancholy Spirit

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    My top ten metal albums of the year.

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    and the runner ups.

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  20. nomisofsiman

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    I'm the same way. A lot of prog just seems too samey to me, though I wouldn't put Leprous in that category. I agree with that Ghost album being VERY progressive but like actually progressive instead of it just being a label.
     

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