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Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Phanto, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    The year is running out and I figured I'd make a topic for once. So everybody list whatever stuff you think rocked or sucked this year and maybe we can make some sort of compiled list a bit later in december. EPs counts, singles don't. Points will go as follows:

    1- 12 points
    2- 10 points
    3- 9 points
    4- 8 points
    5- 7 points
    6- 6 points
    7- 5 points
    8- 4 points
    9- 3 points
    10- 2 points

    And then you're able to list as many other great bands as you'd like which will all get 1 point each. You're of course able to edit your post at any time up until it's all compiled into one big ultimate list of doom, near the end of december or something.

    If you think something sucked or was a big dissapointment, you're able to list those and they will all get -2 points each.


    Okokokok, I'll show how it's done.

    1. TURISAS - THE VARANGIAN WAY
    The very definition of epic fucken metal. Has everything and a little more.
    2. Therion - Gothic Kabbalah
    Beats Paradise Lost cuz it doesn't have a single weak track-
    3. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    -whereas Paradise Lost actually had a few. The songs that aren't, are among the best they've ever made though.
    4. Threshold - Dead Reckoning
    I hope they have as solid songwriting for the next one (with Damien Wilson) as they had with this one.
    5. Sieges Even - Paramount
    Never thought they'd be able to create the same unique sound as on The Art..., but they did and this time on better songs. Best effort yet.
    6. Nightingale - White Darkness
    Not as good as Invisible, but nearly.
    7. The Vision Bleak - The Wolves Go Hunt Their Prey
    A gay fucken "goth" metal band, but the songs are so god damn catchy I can't sit still.
    8. Moonspell - Anno Satanae
    This is actually a rerecording of some old demos and shit, but it's fantastic. This stuff is way better than anything else they've done.
    9. Porcupine Tree - Nil Recurring (EP)
    "The stuff that didn't make it onto the CD", yet is twice as good.
    10. Rush - Snakes and Arrows
    Except for their classics, I don't care much about their previous efforts. This one however, kicks ass.

    Good :oops:(the stuff that gets 1 point each):
    Ensiferum - Victory Songs
    Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli
    Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
    King Diamond - Give my your soul please

    Shit :ill:(aka crap aka poop, gets -2 points):
    Avantasia - Lost in Space
    This has to be the shittiest shitty crap album ever. I guess Avantasia is going the same way Edguy went (to gay hell that's where ahahrhfhdhfsdhrlolol).
    Gamma Ray - Land of the Free II
    Oh maaan what a big dissapointment. What a huge step down from Majesty.


    The list will get longer, and there are still some albums yet to be heard (Dark Empire for example), which may very well even jump into the top 10.
    And by the way, there's no need for flashy bold text and writing something about every album, I just did it because I don't know.
    If you don't remember if an album was released this year write it down anyway, you can edit it later after the bandwagon of nerds point it out.
     
  2. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    Best Of:
    1. Moonsorrow - Hävitetty
    2. Anberlin - Cities
    3. Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
    4. The Upwelling - The Upwelling
    5. State Radio - Year Of The Crow
    6. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
    7. Turisas - The Varangian Way
    8. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    9. Antimatter - Leaving Eden
    10. Rush - Snakes & Arrows

    Honorable mention:
    The Expendables - The Expendables
    Nightingale - White Darkness
    The Future Sound of London - From The Archives: Vol.1
    Threshold - Dead Reckoning
    Mostly Autumn - Heart Full of Sky
    Folkearth - Drakkars In The Mist
    Blackfield - Blackfield II
    Engel - Absolute Design
    Trail of Tears - Existentia
    Swallow The Sun - Hope
    Ulver - Shadows Of The Sun
    Voyager - Univers

    Dishonorable mention:
    Within Temptation - The Heart Of Everything
    Amorphis - Silent Waters


    VERY Dishonorable mention:
    Dream Theater - Systematic Chaos
    Liquid Trio Experiment - Spontaneous Combustion
    Sonata Arctica - Unia
    Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
    Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
    Kamelot - Ghost Opera
    Epica- The Divine Conspiracy
    At Vance- VII
     
  3. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Man, this is going to have to be edited as i remember more. I haven't even thought for myself yet, so just using what i see in front of me along with a few others:

    1) Swallow the Sun - Hope
    I'm a fanboi, what can i say? Great disc... not their best, but still great.
    2) Moonsorrow - Hävitetty
    Auditory Orgasm.
    3) Turisas - The Varangian Way
    4) Oakhelm - Betwixt and Between
    5) Abigor - Fractal Possession
    6) Sigh - The Hangman's Hymn
    7) Watain - Sworn to the Dark
    8) Pantheon I - The Wanderer and his Shadow
    9)
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    these aren't in order yet. Not totally sure what i feel about them all.

    WORST
    - Epica: The Divine Conspiracy
    - At Vance: VII
     
  4. noble savage

    noble savage Member

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    1) Planet X - Quantum
    2) Anekdoten - A Time Of Day
    3) Alex Argento - Ego
    4) The Flower Kings - Sum Of No Evil
    5) The Tangent - Going Off On One
    6) Riverside - REM
    7) SX - PL
    8) PT - Fear Of A Blank Planet
    9) Opeth - Roundhouse Tapes
    10) Blackfield - 2

    Worst:

    1-10) DT - Shitematic Chaos
     
  5. Taliwakker

    Taliwakker .....

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    Timbaland-Shock Value everything else is insignificant.
     
  6. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Holy shit, I am WAY too lazy to think of something like this.
     
  7. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    But you still made a post. Wow dude...
     
  8. rockyracoon

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    Not really in order:

    1. Serenity - Words Untold & Dreams Unlived
    2. After Forever - S/T
    3. Redemption - The Origins of Ruin
    4. Pagan's Mind - God's Equation
    5. Sun Caged - Artemisia
    6. Vision Divine - The 25th Hour
    7. Raintime - Flied and Lies
    8. SX - Paradise Lost
    9. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
    10. John Macaluso & Union Radio - The Radio Waves Goodbye


    Dissappointments:

    1. Allen/Lande - The Revenge
    2. PoS - Scarsick
     
  9. HackerX

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    I always get confused as to when things got released. so here goes. In no particular order (yet):
    1. Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde
    2. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    3. Moonsorrow - Hävitetty
    4. Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
    5. Drudkh - Estrangement
    6. Ulver - Shadows Of The Sun
    7. Winds - Prominence and Demise
    8. Swallow The Sun - Hope

    I've run out :| At least until I think up some more

    Still waiting on Virgin Black - Requiem – Fortissimo (2008 release now though) and Evoken - A Caress Of The Void.
     
  10. Sabin17

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    No love for Allen/Lande - The Revenge?
     
  11. OfSinsAndShred

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    I thought this thread was going to be a discussion on which forumers were the best in '07. We should do that one, too.
     
  12. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    It would be either Ken and Matt for the pic of Matt feeding Ken in the Brazilian Restauraunt, or Zach and Vicky.

    EDIT

    Actually, this thread title doesn't specify exactly what it is, so I guess this thread could be about anything. :lol:
     
  13. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Exactly what I thought too...
     
  14. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    Well, someone start the new thread :lol:
     
  15. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    E-penis thread?
     
  16. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    new thread started. now continuing on with best albums...
     
  17. invader67

    invader67 New Metal Member

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    Best:

    Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    Kamelot - Ghost Opera
    Rebellion - Miklagard: History of the Vikings part 2
    Blitzkrieg - Theatre of the Damned
    Visions of Atlantis - Trinity
    Wolfpack Unleashed - Anthems of Resistance
    Epica - Divine Conspiracy
    Icarus Witch - Songs for the Lost
    Grave Digger - Liberty or Death

    Honorable Mention:

    Sonata Arctica - Unia

    Disappointment:

    King Diamond - Give me Your Soul...Please
     
  18. SilentRealm

    SilentRealm Member

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    the very definition of epic fucken metal is ACTUALLY Moonsorrow - V: Havitetty :p

    I'm with Harris tho, too lazy to post something like this haha..
     
  19. schenkadere

    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    Yeah...the King Diamond release was a little goofy...great guitar album, but the material is weak.
     
  20. DoomsdayZach

    DoomsdayZach The Professor was right

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    I actually think that, after reading some interviews with King, the album is a great story. Or at least a great concept. Not nearly his strongest work, but a very decent album. Way better than Spiders Lullabye and Abigail II. Also, the title track is one of the best King Diamond songs i've heard in years.
     

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