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Nominate Albums for forthcoming Best of 2010-2020 Tourney

Discussion in 'RC' started by Reign in Acai, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. Opeth17

    Opeth17 Bill Ward's Red Pants

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    OK fine. If there's an expansion I'll add them as the first choice. If not, I'll sub them in for #5.
     
  2. einride

    einride your best friend

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    i wanna second this btw

    it was a tough call between it and vemod but i ended up going with vemod but if i get 6 picks then this is it
     
  3. DarkGift

    DarkGift ov Doom

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    Might be a bit late to the party, but here's my 5 albums:

    1. VOLA - Applause of a Distant Crowd (2018)
    This one caught me by surprise, big time. Fantastic album from start to finish, not to mention the fact that nestling into my top ever albums when I'm getting old and jaded is a pretty big feat as well. Think Porcupine Tree with a modern twist.


    2. Immolation - Majesty and Decay (2010)
    This is just death metal done right. Fantastic riffs, actual well written lyrics and a band that somehow just continues to churn out quality albums after over 30 years. Top 3 in their discography for me!


    3. Anathema - Weather Systems (2012)
    If this isn't my most played album in 2012, I do not know what is. Great songwriting, emotional and tunes that get stuck in your head for days.


    4. Alcest - Écailles de Lune (2010)
    I remember hearing Alcest for the first time and not getting it at all. Then one day something just clicked, and it was this album that did it for me. Incredible atmosphere and melodies on this one!


    5. Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites (2019)
    Being a huge Nile fan, but simultaneously disappointed in their previous two releases, VNR feels like a rejuvenated band (probably in part due to lineup changes). While it's not their best release (pretty difficult considering I'd rate most of their other albums very high), it's definitely a strong album, and a return to form.



    If only Katatonia and Amorphis didn't release some of their best material to date in 2009!
     
  4. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    I like this guy.

    Weather Systems! Genx elevator music ftw
     
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  5. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Weather Systems is an awesome album. I would have mentioned it but was sticking to more metal shit.
     
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  6. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    I gave up on Anathema after Eternity I think. I'll be glad to listen to this album with open ears if it makes the competition. Also that Nile album seems pretty solid upon a quick inspection!
     
  7. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    I think everything up to Judgment is at least listenable, with Eternity being the weakest.

    To me, they didnt get interesting again until We're Here Because We're Here and Weather Systems.
     
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  8. einride

    einride your best friend

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    i really cannot deal with new anathema (for me that means post-"judgement")

    just a lil too high on the cheez scale and not enough bite. but i am willing to try again. weather systems seems to be one that people generally like.

    also: välkommen hit, fler svenskjävlar är alltid bra att ha
     
  9. Ellestin

    Ellestin one-click buy

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    Gillar du bröst?
     
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  10. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    もちろん!
     
  11. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Of Elephant and Man

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    Fuck NO, Eternity is a gdlk album bruh. shit's brought me to tears in a drunken stupor. I lack a lot of emotion for things that would make others crumble, then theres certain things that inexplicably just tug at my soul. I balled my eyes out last time I viewed Its A Wonderful Life for ex. Anathema has the same power of me. Maaaaaaary.
     
  12. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Of Elephant and Man

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    Updated List. We're at 50 (55 when Henrikmain Chimes in)

    Murkrat-Drudging the Mire
    Minenwerfer-Alpenpasse
    Black Magick SS -Spectral Ecstacy
    Macabre Omen -Gods of War - At War
    Ares Kingdom -By the Light of their Destruction
    Ihsahn - Arktis.
    Acid Witch - Evil Sound Screamers
    Agalloch - The Serpent and the Sphere
    Deathspell Omega - The Furnaces of Palingenesia
    Blut aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
    Blood Incantation - Starspawn
    Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
    Cultes des Ghoules - Henbane
    Spectral Lore - III
    Obsequiae - Aria of Vernal Tombs
    Mystras - Castles Conquered and Reclaimed
    Ildra - Edelland
    Borknagar - True North
    Hällas - excerpts from a future past
    Summoning- Old Mornings Dawn
    Tribulation- The Children of the Night
    Burzum-Belus
    Kayo Dot - Hubardo
    Thy Darkened Shade - Liber Lvcifer I
    Gris - À l'âme enflammée, l'âme constellée
    Vaura - Selenelion
    Between The Buried & Me - Parallax II: Future Sequence
    Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
    Leprous - Bilateral
    Zebulon Pike - Nostalgia For The Unreal
    Vemod-Venter på stormene
    Ultra Silvam - the spearwoundsalvation
    Inquisition-Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
    MGLA-With Hearts Towards None
    Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult - Mardom
    Funeral Mist - Hekatomb
    Ash Borer - The Irrepassable Gate
    Hesychast - Ageless
    Panegyrist - Hierurgy
    Slechtvalk - A Forlorn Throne
    Skald in Veum - Stridslysten
    Hortor - Dharma Esencia de Impureza
    Lake of Blood - Omnipotens Tyrannus
    VOLA - Applause of aDistant Crowd
    Immolation - Majesty and Decay
    Anathema - WeatherSystems
    Alcest - Écailles de Lune
    Nile - Vile NiloticRites
    Ludicra - TheTenant
    Dordeduh - Dar de duh
    Vektor-Outer Isolation
    Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
    Cultes des Ghoules - Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
    Wytch Hazel - II
    StarGazer - A Merging tothe Boundless
    Sabbat - Sabbatrinity
    Ruins of beverast - Exuvia
    Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
    Archgoat - The ApocalypticTriumphator
    Taake - Noregs Vaapen
    Pathology - The Time of GreatPurification
    Defeated Sanity - Passages Into Deformity
    Ofermod -Thaumiel

    Going to try and create a bracket where no user's nominees square off first two rds, and where no user squares off against another user's pick more than once to start. Seems like the fairest route. No fiddling of the books. Just 1st pick vs 1st pick yadda. We'll see how it plays...
     
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  13. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    Ive already given these a serious listen. Some I knew already. My opinions are all over the place.
     
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    DarkGift ov Doom

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    If you stopped listening after Eternity, you've missed the majority of their best stuff imo, like Alternative 4 and Judgement which are in my opinion Anathema at their peak! For sure check out the Nile album if you're into them, "The Imperishable Stars Are Sickened" is crazy good for example.

    WHBWH is almost equally good to WS I'd say. They're both similar, yet quite different at the same time! I'd say the former has more of a "metal mentality" to it still, without it being metal at all, while the latter took a step further away from the metal aspects, while still being great.

    Now, their latest albums are a bit bland to me though. Still some good stuff on there too!

    Haha, I like cheese! I agree that some of the newer Anathema stuff is bordering on too cheesy at times, but it's still a very good mix of pop and more progressive music.

    Tack! :kickass:

    Rumpa > bröst, men jag spottar inte i glaset.
     
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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Elder - Dead Roots Stirring
    Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
    Vektor - Outer Isolation/Terminal Redux (pick one)

    One of these can replace my 5th option. Pick any one of them. I'd pick something else but these are probably the most accessible and the ones that others on the forum would generally dig. My tastes have changed over the past decade, heavily veering off from other's on RC.

    Edit: Also, shouldn't this be 2010-2019?
     
  16. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Also, I'll get Brandon/Swizzle up in here to drop his 5. He'll be the one to namedrop Teitanblood, I'm sure.
     
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    Ellestin one-click buy

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    rather 2011-2020 if we're talking decades

    but I say we stick with the original plan, however unscientific
     
  18. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts i'm sciencing as fast as i can

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    Cultes des Ghoules - Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
    Wytch Hazel - II
    StarGazer - A Merging to the Boundless
    Sabbat - Sabbatrinity
    Ruins of beverast - Exuvia

    I spent so much of this decade not listening to much music that I don't really feel that strong about a lot of metal albums except these.
     
  19. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    I'm really surprised Ulcerate hasn't been mentioned.
     
  20. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts i'm sciencing as fast as i can

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    That's a good point. For me at least, they are a band that is A-tier, but not S-tier.
     

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