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Favorite Albums Of 2009

Discussion in 'Woods of Ypres' started by phantomfreak, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. phantomfreak

    phantomfreak WoY Supporter

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    Well it's that time of year again, what are your top 10 albums of 2009?

    Top 10
    10) Wolves In The Throne Room - Black Cascade
    9) Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
    8) Black Sun Aeon - Darkness Walks Beside Me
    7) Solstafir - Kold
    6) Amorphis - Skyforger
    5) Eluveitie - Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
    4) Leaves' Eyes - Njord
    3) The Gathering - The West Pole
    2) Woods Of Ypres - W4: The Green Album
    1) Dark The Suns - All Ends In Silence

    Honorable Mentions:
    Theatre Of Tragedy - Forever Is The World
    Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
    Agua De Annique - Pure Air
    Agua De Annique - In Your Room
    Kittie - In The Black
    Devin Townsend Project - Ki
    Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
     
  2. Iceolated

    Iceolated Rescue and Resurrection

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    Top 10:

    1. Kalisia - Cybion
    2. Woods of Ypres - W4: The GREEN Album.
    3. Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
    4. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
    5. Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
    6. Vader - Necropolis
    7. 30 Seconds to Mars - This Is War
    8. SEOTAIJI - 8th Atomos
    9. Samael - Above
    10. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
     
  3. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    I don't care to be #1...I just want us to beat out Devin Townsend wherever we can.
     
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    1. Shining - VI Klagopsalmer
    2. Woods Of Ypres - Woods IV
    3. Porcupine Tree - The Incident
    4. Altar Of Oblivion - Sinews Of Anguish
    5. Black Oath - Black Oath
    6. Ahab - The Divinity Of Oceans
    7. Bergraven - Till Makabert Väsen
    8. Lifelover - Dekadens
    9. Zombi - Spirit Animal
    10. Fen - The Malediction Fields
     
  5. zekeyou

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    Top 15:
    1. Woods of Ypres-- Woods IV: The Green Album
    2. While Heaven Wept-- Vast Oceans Lachrymose
    3. Amorphis-- Skyforger
    4. Asphyx-- Death...The Brutal Way
    5. Tyr-- By the Light of the Northern Star
    6. Katatonia-- Night is the New Day
    7. Vektor-- Black Future
    8. Immortal-- All Shall Fall
    9. Between the Buried and Me-- The Great Misdirect
    10. Mastodon-- Crack the Skye
    11. Candlemass-- Death Magic Doom
    12. Musk Ox-- s/t
    13. Claws-- Absorbed in the Nethervoid
    14. Necramyth-- Slaughter of the Seoul
    15. Argus-- s/t
     
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    Not ordered by preference, but alphabetical by band.


    3 - Revisions (2009)
    The Agonist-Lullabies for the Dormant Mind (2009)
    Amorphis - Skyforger (2009)
    Blackguard - Profugus Mortis (2009)
    Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot (2009)
    Cormorant - Metazoa (2009)
    Crimfall - As the Path Unfolds... (2009)
    Devin Townsend - Addicted (2009)
    Devin Townsend - Ki (2009)
    Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
    Eluveitie - Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion (2009)
    Ensiferum - From Afar (2009)
    The Gathering - The West Pole (2009)
    Kalisia - Cybion (2009)
    Katatonia - Night Is the New Day (2009)
    Luna Mortis - The Absence (2009)
    Mastodon - Crack the Skye (2009)
    Porcupine Tree - The Incident (2009)
    Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia (2009)
    Woods of Ypres - Woods IV: The Green Album (2009)
     
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    Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    Amesoeurs - s/t
    Soulsavers - Broken
    Katatonia - Night is The New Day
    Isis - Wavering Radiant
     
  9. Darth Grimby

    Darth Grimby Hell's Satans - \m/oncton

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    I had done a top 20 and here they be:
    1. Kreator - Hordes Of Chaos
    2. Megadeth - Endgame
    3. Hibria - The Skull Collectors
    4. Woods Of Ypres/Necramyth - W4: The Green Album/Slaughter of the Seoul
    5. Blood Tsunami - Grand Feast For Vultures
    6. Crescent Shield - The Stars Of Never Seen
    7. Cobalt - Gin
    8. 3 Inches Of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
    9. Gaia Epicus - Damnation
    10. Korpiklaani - Karkelo
    11. Cauldron - Chained To The Nite
    12. Priestess - Prior To The Fire
    13. Sacrifice - The Ones I Condemn
    14. Wolven Ancestry - Silence Of The Boreal
    15. Voivod - Infini
    16. Slayer - World Painted Blood
    17. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
    18. Alestorm - Black Sails At Midnight
    19. Wolf - Ravenous
    20. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
     
  10. Dauden

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    Something against the Devy? Hope not! I actually prefer Woods IV to both his albums from this year, though they're both brilliant pieces of art. Here's my top 10 (heavy) albums from this year:

    1. Woods of Ypres - IV
    2. Devin Townsend - Ki
    3. Devin Townsend - Addicted
    4. Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue
    5. Converge - Axe to Fall
    6. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    7. Architects - Hollow Crown
    8. Kreator - Hordes of Chaos
    9. Necramyth - Slaughter of the Seoul
    10. Gorod - Process of a New Decline

    Love love loved the new Matthew Good and Them Crooked Vultures, but they're not really that hard rock so I left them off the list since they're quite different. Tons of great stuff this year for sure. Honourable mention to new Minsk, Dream Theater, Vreid, Finsterforst, The Red Chord, Augury, Candlemass, Tyr and Wolves in the Throne Room. Those albums were bloody awesome too.
     
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    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    Woods of Ypres - W4: The Green Album
    Devin Townsend - Addicted
    Katatonia - Night is the New Day
    Ameseours - S/T
    Augury - Fragmentary Evidence
    Cauldron - Chained to the Nite
    Amorphis - Skyforger
    Ahab - The Divinity of Oceans
    Baroness - Blue Record
     
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    In no order:

    Woods 4
    Anaal Nathrakh- In the Constellation of the Black Widow
    Wolven Ancestry- Silence of the Boreal
    Asphyx- Death... The Brutal Way
    Drudkh- Microcosmos
     
  13. JeiSiN

    JeiSiN Jason Melnick

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    I want to first kind of introduce myself, I come here every now and then just never post. Been following Woods of Ypres since their debut EP and have been one of my favourite bands since.

    I compiled my list based on what I listened to most this year and noticed how my music tastes have evolved in the last few years; very little metal in my top ten! While I listen to mostly metal, few albums really stick out anymore. Also, I'm sure if I look into some other people's top tens that mine could potentially change, but these are the albums that I listened to the most and had an impact on my 2009:

    Favourite ALBUMS:
    1. Eleventh He Reached London - "Hollow Be Thy Name"
    2. Woods Of Ypres - "W4: The Green Album"
    3. Them Crooked Vultures - "Them Crooked Vultures"
    4. Dredg - "The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion"
    5. Horse The Band - "Desperate Living"
    6. Placebo - "Battle For The Sun"
    7. Gwar - "Lust In Space"
    8. Save - "Копилка грехов"
    9. Maybeshewill - "Sing the Word Hope in Four-Part Harmony"
    10.Marilyn Manson - "The High End of Low" [I know, its far from his best, but I'll always be a fan]

    Somewhat justifying my top ten:

    1-I really want to highly recommend Eleventh He Reaches London if you have never heard of them. "Hollow Be Thy Name" is a masterpiece that will leave you speechless. No words I say can do it justice. Here is their myspace, and you can check out the title track, which is song 1 on the album: http://www.myspace.com/eleventhhereacheslondon .
    2-Woods of Ypres easily gets the number 2 slot. Progression to a different sound can be a toss up, but it ended up being a unique and amazing album that will always have a special place on my shelf.
    3-I'm a huge Josh Homme fan, and seeing Them Crooked Vultures perform the unheard-album live in Toronto a month before the CD even came out made it a very cool musical experience that I'll never forget. Their sound is what rock should fuckin`be!!
    4-The Dredg album is something special, super trippy, and they used some absolutely wild effects to create sounds and melodies unlike anything I`ve heard; its a miraculous joint-trip I tell ya what.
    5-I've always loved Horse the Band and can't figure out why anyone would hate them. They don't use actual videogame music, and they are so unique, and I love the aggression mixed with such happy melodies and grooves.
    6-I have never been a big fan of Placebo and I still don't understand how I found myself listening to it non-stop, but shit is damn catchy as hell and was my album of choice last summer.
    7-Gwar's latest is my favourite album by them in years and the songs get stuck in my head whenever I think of the titles.
    8-Save is a Russian band that play metalcore, and as generic as that sounds, they have a female vocalist that is out of this world. She puts so much passion into the shrieks and growls, and it varies throughout the album. The slams and (dare I say) breakdowns are so good that anyone would get energized listening to a few songs. I`ve regarded most metalcore as being generic for the last few years, so take my word that this is something you should consider checking out!
    9-Maybeshewill is an electronic post-rock band with such intense melodies and amazing vocal passages from movies that really make you think.
    10-And the new Marilyn Manson... well, I was looking forward to it so much that I over-hyped myself and was dissappointed, but it grew on me and I learned to love most of it and enjoy the rest. He fucked up putting too many slow songs on there. He really needs to get out of the fucking gutter though; comparing his shows now to a few years ago makes you worry about the guy, but I had a shitload of fun 10 feet away moshing when he was in Toronto in September. And Blah blah blah. I hope you guys get a chance to check out some of these bands if you`ve never heard them.

    Top 3 EPs:
    Alcest/Les Discrets - "Split"
    Lifelover - "Dekadens"
    Heaven In Her Arms - "Duplex Coated Obstruction"

    (Honourable McMentions):
    [Metal]: Ameseours, Devin Townsend, Fen, Gorod, Gwynbleidd, Jesu, Klabautamann, Solstafir, Vreid
    [Other]: If These Trees Could Talk, Moonlit Sailor, Russian Circles, pg.lost, Matthew Good.

    ---JeiSiN:kickass::Smokin:
     
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    EHRL are wonderful. Hollow Be Thy Name is such a winning album!
     
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    Darth Grimby Hell's Satans - \m/oncton

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    I wasn't too crazy about the album but Metal Metal Land is definitely among my favourite songs of the year.

    Also, welcome to the board! :headbang:
     
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    Sfarog Trapped in hated logic

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    Honoured to be mentioned :)
     
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    10. Novembers Doom - Into Nights Requiem Infernal (www.myspace.com/novembersdoom)
    9. Augury - Fragmentary Evidence (www.myspace.com/augury)
    8. Dark Lay Still - Through Hell (http://www.myspace.com/darklaystillmetal)
    7. Dalit - s/t (www.myspace.com/dalitband)
    6. My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire (www.myspace.com/mdbride)
    **5. A Hill to Die Upon - Infinite Titanic Immortal (http://www.myspace.com/testcircassimilatemediatest)
    4. Immortal - All Shall Fall (http://www.myspace.com/immortalofficial)
    *3. Hammers of Misfortune - Fields/Church of Broken Glass (http://www.myspace.com/hammersofmisfortune)
    2. Katatonia - Night is the New Day (http://www.myspace.com/katatonia)
    1. Woods of Ypres - Woods IV: The Green Album (http://www.myspace.com/woodsofypres)


    * Its a double album and in my opinion "Fields" is much better, but "Church of Broken Glass" is pretty cool too.
    ** I don't know whats with the song currently on their myspace maybe it got hacked or something.

    Joel
     
  18. GRANDIUS

    GRANDIUS New Metal Member

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    osi - blood
    novembers doom - into night requiem infernal
    the gathering - the west pole
    asphyx - death the brutal way
    katatonia - night is the new day
    guilt machine - on this perfect day
    amorphis - skyforger
    arch enemy - the root of all evil
    candlemass - death magic doom
    theatre of tragedy - forever is the world
    transtlantic - the whirlwind
    shadowgallery - digital ghosts
    riverside - anno domini high definition
    woods of ypres - woods iv the green album
     

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