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Current top 10 for 2014

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Fire breath, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Fire breath

    Fire breath Member

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    Well with half the year passed what's your fave ten albums so far?

    I like way way more than this but let me try for a top 10 cause no one gives a shit about a big list.

    10. Seven - 7 - A brilliant AOR comeback from these 90s unknowns. Some glorious tunes and amazing production will please any AOR junkie.

    09. Iron Savior - Rise Of The Hero - Piet and co in top notch form. Some awesome tunes and as usual the sharp production skills of Piet.

    08. Within Temptation - Hydra - I have heard a lot of people hating on this but apart from the rap tune which is ok apart from the rap bit, I find this to be a brilliant release with some of their best songs in terms of catchiness.

    07. Night Mistress - Into The Madness - Unknown Polish band deliver a superb melodic heavy metal album with top notch vocals. A big surprise entry indeed.

    06. Primal Fear - Delivering the Black - Power metal stalwarts with another great effort. Got bashed by the usual crowd who say they are repeating themselves. Whatever.

    05. Sabaton - Heroes - A default entry by the Sabawarmachine. It's probably even more melodic than the last release.

    04. Crosswind - Vicious Dominion - Wow a big surprise entry by unheralded Greeks. I can't really find any fault with this album and still it comes in only 4th. Maybe just a couple of more big songs needed.

    03. Kobra And The Lotus - High Priestess - Another huge surprise for me. Her vocals are superb, absolutely superb and faultless IMO. The band is faultless and the melodies are fantastic. At least 3 or 4 of the tunes rival anything I've heard this year.

    02. Dynazty - Renatus - Jesus they put some steel in this band. Glam is gone and blisteringly powerful melodic heavy metal is in. The songs are super gloriously memorable too and blessed with super clear vocals. I hope they don't go back to glam again after this!

    01. Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele - And finally and probably surprisingly the latest Stormwarrior is my fave album of the year so far. The reason it sneaks the number one slot is because EVERY single song is amazing. There is no hint of a filler not even close. Other albums had amazing songs but not every single one, unlike the new Stormwarrior which I find to be awesome from the first note till the last. I can't see how it will get beat but you never know if something amazing will come along...is Lost Horizon coming back before the year is out??? (yeah right!)
     
  2. Justin G

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    Let's see - Voyager, H.E.A.T, Brother Firetribe, Primal Fear, Free Spirit, and Insomnium off the top of my head.
     
  3. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    1. Judas Priest: Redeemer of Souls Deluxe

    Everything else listings wise can wait until after my Japanese copy of the new Accept with blu ray arrives.
     
  4. SF Metal Man

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    My top 6 are easy:

    1. Voyager - V
    2. Primal Fear - Delivering the Black
    3. Need - Orvam
    4. Sabaton - Heros
    5. Brainstorm - Firesoul
    6. Edguy - Space Police

    7-10 will require more thought than I want to do at the moment.
     
  5. DADRocks

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    Hmm...thinking quickly:

    1. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
    2. Need - Orvam
    3. Moonkings - s/t
    4. H.e.a.t. - Tearing Down the Walls
    5. Delain - The Human Contradiction
    6. Appearance of Nothing - A New Beginning
    7. Vanden Plas - Chronicles of the Immortals
    8. Anathema - Distant Satellites
    9. Voyager - V
    10. Edguy - Space Police
     
  6. broegaard

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    Mine:
    1. Dynasty - Renatus
    2. Dynasty - Renatus
    3. Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
    4. Voyager - V
    5. Delain - The Human Contradiction
    6. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
    7. Sabaton-Heroes
    8. Falconer - Black Moon Rising
    9 - Crematory - Antiserum
    10. Within Temptation - Hydra
     
  7. Formerly known as Chris F5

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    Anathema-Distant Satellites





    Everything else
     
  8. panzermastery

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    Falconer,Gamma Ray,Judas Priest,Crowbar,Down,Corrosion of Confirmity,primal fear, new releases by these
     
  9. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    Current Top 10 in alphabetical order only:


    Anathema- Distant Satellites
    Behemoth- The Satanist
    Dynazty- Retanus
    Epica- The Quantum Enigma
    Evergrey- Hymns for the Broken
    Flaming Row- Mirage: A Portrait of Figures
    IQ- The Road of Bones
    Need- Orvam
    Sabaton- Heroes
    Voyager- V
     
  10. The Fiddler

    The Fiddler Just Do It.

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    Now you know that's not fair!
     
  11. Random Axe

    Random Axe Common Sense Man!

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    My solid top five, but Need is by far the best for me this year.



    Need - Orvam

    Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism

    Cyrenic - Metaphor

    Amoral - Fallen leaves

    Dynazty - Renatus


    The rest of these are kinda cool with major potential with further spins

    Psycrence - A Frail Deception
    IQ - Road of Bones
    Anubis Gate - Horizons
    Seventh Key - I Will Survive

    Looking forward to Evergrey, Distorted Harmony, Shattered Skies
     
  12. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    alphabetical order:

    Delain
    Epica
    Need
    Overkill
    Scythia
    Silent Force
    Sinbreed
    21 Octayne
    Vanden Plas
    Voyager

    I'm sure Evergrey and new While Heaven Wept will be in the mix as well
     
  13. actordude

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    My Top 10.......so far!!!

    Edguy - Space Police
    H.E.A.T. - Tearing Down the Walls
    Sunstrike - Rock Your World
    Brother Firetribe - Diamond in the Firepit
    Winger - Better Days Comin'
    Michael Sweet - I'm Not Your Suicide
    Gotthard - Bang!
    Pretty Maids - Louder Than Ever
    Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead
    Within Temptation - Hydra
     
  14. zedowns

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    First two are well ahead of the others, the rest aren't in any real order.

    Anathema - Distant Satellites
    Need - Orvam
    Closure in Moscow - Pink Lemonade
    Anubis Gate - Horizons
    Voyager - V
    Falconer - Black Moon Rising
    IQ - The Road of Bones
    Dynazty - Renatus
    Anubis - Hitchhiking to Byzantium
    Mechanical Organic - This Global Hive Pt. II
     
  15. Oblivion Ocean

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    It has been a great year, honestly I have about 4-5 that could be in my top spot, so I won't order them for now.

    Any of these could be my # 1
    Amoral - Fallen leaves & Dead Sparrows
    Epica - TQE
    Dynazty - Renatus
    Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto
    Need - Orvam

    The Rest
    Sonata - Pariah's Child
    Voyager - V
    Warpaint - Warpaint
    Arch Enemy - War Eternal
    Sabaton - Heroes
     
  16. lane_miller

    lane_miller Space Ghost

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    I certainly need to do more listening, but here is my list as of today:

    1. Flaming Row: Mirage-A Portrayal of Figures
    2. Appearance of Nothing: A New Beginning
    3. Vanden Plas: Chronicles of the Immortals
    4. Psycrence: A Frail Deception
    5. Far From Reality: Reminiscence
    6. Need: Orvam
    7. Never Awake: Underground
    8. Cyrenic: Metaphor
    9. Anti-Mortem: New Southern
    10. Kayser: Read Your Enemy
     
  17. Stand Undefeated

    Stand Undefeated Constant Lurker

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    Mid-year rankings (Top 10):
    Equilibrium - Erdentempel
    Anubis Gate - Horizons
    Epica - The Quantum Enigma
    Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto
    Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
    Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
    Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
    Distorted Harmony - Chain Reaction
    Cullooden - Silent Scream
    Insomnium - Shadows of The Dying Sun

    Honorable Mentions:
    Adamantra - Act II - Silent Narratives
    Flaming Row - Mirage - A Portrayal of Figures
     
  18. Qrusher14242

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    My top Albums this year:

    Falconer - Black Moon Rising
    Freedom Call - Beyond
    Voyager - V
    Primal Fear - Delivering the Black
    Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
    Grave Digger- Return of the Reaper
    Body Count - Manslaughter
    Iron Savior - Rise of the Hero

    Nothing else has really jumped out at me...but still have a lot to listen to. I had no idea Brother Firetribe had a new one! Need to get it :)
     
  19. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    My Top 15, in alphabetical order, as I currently lack the brain space required to boil this down to 10:

    Acheron - Kult Des Hasses
    Anubis Gate - Horizons
    Behemoth - The Satanist
    Brainstorm - Firesoul
    Crosses - Crosses
    Grand Magus - Triumph and Power
    Iced Earth - Plagues of Babylon
    Junius - Days of the Fallen Sun
    Kamchatka - The Search Goes On
    Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
    Nasheim - Solens Vemod
    Overkill - White Devil Armory
    Primal Fear - Delivering the Black
    Vader - Tibi et Igni
    Voyager - V
     
  20. YtseJammer

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    Anathema - Distant Satellites
    Appearance of Nothing - A New Beginning
    Cullooden - Silent Scream
    Dawn Of Destiny - F.E.A.R
    Dynazty - Retatus (Album of the year so far, hands down)
    Elevenking - The Pagan Manifesto
    Epica - The Quantum Enigma
    Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
    Psycrence - A Frail Deception
    Voyager - V

    The next five:
    Astral DNA - Supergod
    Armory - Empyrean Realmst
    Flaming Row - Mirage - A Betrayal of Figures
    Freedom Call - Beyond
    Thoughts Factory - Lost

    Huge disappointments:
    Mayan - Antagonise
    One Machine - The Distortion of Lies and the Overdriven Truth
    Pinkroom - Unloved Toy
     

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