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The best albums of 2008 thread

Discussion in 'RC' started by WhiteBeastofWotan, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    Yeah. I'm trying to listen to the whole thing now, to give the album as a whole a chance, but I'm struggling to not put something else on.
     
  2. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    Wtf? I think it's a grand album!

    Just spoke to Mr. Gold last night and reconciled any differences we may have had between us in the past :lol: I'm glad.
     
  3. circus_brimstone

    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

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    Most songs automatically clicked for me. There are a few on there that I could never, and still can't, get into. Overall, though, I think it's a really good album. Not sure where I'd rank it in the WoY discography....
     
  4. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    well,

    Against the Seasons >>>>>>>>> Deepest Roots >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pursuit of the Sun


    edit: quality varies inversely with length of title
     
  5. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    Not really when you realize that the full title for the demo is actually "Against the Seasons: Cold Winter Songs from the Dead Summer Heat"
     
  6. Demilich

    Demilich Remember

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    full titles are for jews
     
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    Draconian Aegir

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    Is the new Nortt out yet?
     
  8. Det Som Engang Var

    Det Som Engang Var Viking Bastard

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    Definitely a grower. I hated it at first. It doesn't really get good for me until track three. Just make sure you have the image of the album cover in your head when you listen to it.
     
  9. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    Listenin to the new meshuggah, so far i'm quite diggin it.
     
  10. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    WOODS OF YPRES - "Woods 3" is the #1 Top Seller at The End Records, two weeks in a row!!! Thanks to everyone who helped us achieve this!

    For those interested in helping us keep this momentum going who DON'T yet have a 'real' copy of W3, here's the direct link to order: http://www.theomegaorder.com/s.nl/it.A/id.18694/.f

    Thanks to anyone who supports what we're doing!

    DG - \w/
     
  11. swizzlenuts

    swizzlenuts i'm sciencing as fast as i can

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    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Honestly, I think this year is going to be huge. This Mars Volta album is fucking IMMENSE. Then we have the Orodruin 10", Manilla Road, Fall of The Idols, possibly WHW, and others I cant even remember right now...wtf.
     
  13. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    oh ya, Revelation. Seriously, WTF.
     
  14. jimbobhickville

    jimbobhickville Tyrant in Distress

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    So far, this is what I like (in alphabetical order):

    Ayreon - 01011001
    Not as good as The Human Equation, and it took a couple spins to sink in, but I like it now. It's not top 10 material, but it's a buy.

    Biomechanical - Cannibalised
    Once I got past the muddy production, I learned to love the insanity on display here. It's just as over-the-top and bombastic as their previous outings, which I liked. It won't win you over if you didn't like Empire of the Worlds, but if you did, here's another helping of pretty much the same.

    Enemy of the Sun - Shadows
    Better than the last 2 Grip Inc. discs, but not as good as the first 2. Worth buying, IMO. I'm sure others will disagree.

    The Mars Volta - The Bedlamn in Goliath
    Took a couple spins to sink in. I now love it. I doubt they'll ever top De-Loused, but this is better than Frances the Mute and probably a tie with Amputechture.

    Meshuggah - Obzen
    They mix their sound from Nothing with their sound from Chaosphere. It works for me. Better than Catch 33 and I, but not as good as Nothing.

    Sculptured - Embodiment
    Wow, totally not what I was expecting. The horns are gone. They're replaced with prog keyboards. And they finally got a decent drummer behind the kit. He might be a bit over the top for most Sculptured fans, but I like it. Once I got past the change in direction, it grew on me very quickly. This is my #1 for the year right now. Just great stuff. But, what's with the lyrics? Bodies without organs? WTF?

    To-Mera - Delusions
    Prog metal that doesn't forget to include the prog (i.e. complexity, which is what prog is supposed to mean). Julie's vocals are as great as always. They added some horns to the mix in a few places. I like it a lot.


    So, it's shaping up to be a pretty good year so far. I don't ever recall liking this many releases this early in the year.
     
  15. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    youre one of the first peeps to say anything very positive about Amputechture.
     
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    jimbobhickville Tyrant in Distress

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    It was in my top 10 in 2006. Fantastic disc.
     
  17. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    I heard the upcoming forefather. another solid release, pretty much what you'd expect from them.
     
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    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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    Meshuggah - obZen

    Only one so far I think. LOVE that album.
     
  19. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa Jerry's married?!

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    Okay - slated for the year so far, off the top of my head:

    Revelation (awesome)
    The Mars Volta (awesome)
    Apostle of Solitude
    Orodruin
    The Gates of Slumber
    Airged L'amh
    Valkyrie
    Heathendom
    Bigelf
    Dantesco
    Manilla Road
    Argus
    Fall of the Idols
    Zero Hour
    The Evpatoria Report

    ...and Im sure there is more that I am forgetting as well as the releases that come out of thin air.

    THE GREAT 2008 :headbang:
     
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    NAD What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse

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    I downloaded the new Meshuggah but have not listened because I'm waiting for the release date. Good to hear others like it so far, but I've never been disappointed by them.

    Kayo Dot and Silver Mt. Zion albums upcoming, very much looking forward to those. I already know the SMZ will rule face because I heard all the songs live at least a year ago, and holy living fuck, they were absolutely incredible. One Million Died to Make This Sound is fucking haunting.

    The new Mars Volta didn't do much for me, but I hated Amputechture.
     

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