This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

The official 2011 Top Ten lists.

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Wyvern, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,969
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Curridabat, Costa Rica
    At T-5 days to the end of this year, here comes the official lists from all of us.

    Categories are: top ten albums, top ten DVDs, top ten concerts, top ten downloads, top ten whatever else and remember ten it's a conservative number post as much (or less) as you want but only for 2011!

    Hawk shall we stick this one?
     
  2. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eindhoven; Rockcity!
    Sounds like a plan to me buddy. :)

    Note to everyone; go and find old regulars. As many as possible and ask them to contribute. Let's make this one huge! :)
     
  3. poundingmetal74

    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    3,482
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Canada, eh
    1. Theocracy - As the World Bleeds
    2. Steel Panther – Balls Out
    3. Megadeth – Thirteen
    4. Edguy – Age of the Joker
    5. Wolf – Legions of Bastards
    6. Eden’s Curse - Trinity
    7. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
    8. Anvil – Juggernaut of Justice
    9. Powerwolf - Blood of the Saints
    10. Queensryche – Dedicated to Chaos

    Top 10 concerts:
    Alice Cooper / Ace Frehley
    Anvil
    Ozzy / Slash
    Roger Daltry
    ...I think that was all I saw this year?

    Top 10 songs of 2011:
    Pagan's Mind - Intermission
    Megadeth - Public Enemy No. 1
    Theocracy - Altar to the Unknown God
    Edguy - Nobody's Hero
    Dream Theater - Breaking All Illusions
    Queensryche - Get Started
    Steel Panther - Tiger Woods
    Protokult - Night Feast
    Eden's Curse - No Holy Man
    TNT - Engine
    *Max Webster - In Context of the Moon (it's 34 years old, but I listened to it dozens of times this year)

    Top 10 anticipated releases for 2012:
    Kiss, Betrayer, TNT Live DVD, Skid Row, Circus Maximus, Dream Evil, Fozzy, Symphonity, Firewind
     
  4. carnut

    carnut \m/

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,855
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Helgium
    a few shifts, but top 10 remains the same;

    1 : Von Herzen Brothers - Stars Aligned
    2 : Black Country Communion - 2
    3 : Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
    4 : Yes - Fly from Here
    5 : Myrath - Tales of the Sand
    6 : Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers
    7 : Derek Sherinian - Oceana
    8 : Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic resonance
    9 : KRUX - III
    10 : Karmakanic - In A Perfect World

    Best live gigs;
    1 : Crimson Glory at KIT + TSO
    2 : Subsignal at PPE
    3 : Vicious Rumors
    4 : Wolf
    5 : Angel Witch
    6 : Anima Mundi
    7 : Vanderbuyst
    8 : Satan at Kit
    9 : Bliksem
    10 : Skull Fist


    Best joke ; Lulu
     
  5. poundingmetal74

    poundingmetal74 Demons Will Fly

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Messages:
    3,482
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Canada, eh
    I forgot this even came out! Their new singer sounds amazing and supposedly they've returned to form. I know I listened to a small sample and from what I remember it sounded pretty good. I've gotta give it a full listen soon.
     
  6. carnut

    carnut \m/

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    3,855
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Helgium
    I's an awesome old school album, and live they absolutely kick ass. Seen them 3 or 4 times this year :D
     
  7. Hans

    Hans New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Top 10 cd’s 2011 :
    1. Ancient Creation - Moonlight Monument
    2. Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
    3. Vektor – Outer Isolation
    4. Pastore - The Price for the Human Sins
    5. Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers
    6. Cage - Supremacy Of Steel
    7. Primus – Green Naugahyde
    8. Saracen – Marilyn
    9. Venom-Fallen Angels
    10. Astral Doors - Jerusalem

    (too late discovered for a top ten ranking but it should be mentioned here is the album from Asgard - The Seal Of Madness)

    Best DVD 2011:
    Rush – Time machine live in Cleveland

    Best concert(s) 2011:
    Rush – Ahoy in Rotterdam (NL)
    Satan & Crimson Glory – Keep It True in Lauda-Königshofen (Ger)
    Trans Siberian Orchestra – HMH in Amsterdam (NL)
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,969
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Curridabat, Costa Rica
    Couldn't got Astral Doors or Cage on time to include those in my list, plan to get them next year.

    Venom disappointed me, and it's so COOL to see some love for Saracen :worship::worship:
     
  9. wdiv

    wdiv Rattlehead

    Joined:
    May 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,403
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    US
    Copying over my post from the other thread...

    Top 10 at the moment:
    1. Blood Ceremony - Living With the Ancients
    2. Redemption - This Mortal Coil
    3. Arch / Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
    4. Pentagram - Last Rites
    5. Saxon - Call to Arms
    6. Primus - Green Naugahyde
    7. Doomsword - The Eternal Battle
    8. Dream Theater - Dramatic Turn of Events
    9. Anthrax - Worship Music
    10. Whitesnake - Forevermore

    There are a number of albums that I just haven't gotten around to yet: Megadeth, Riot, Astral Doors, Jag Panzer, etc, etc

    Top of the list of disappointing albums is the new Iced Earth album... what a stinker. Also pretty underwhelmed with Symphony X, Opeth, and Black Country Communion's albums.
     
  10. JonnyD

    JonnyD Chef Metal

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2002
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    The Metal Kitchen
    Gonna be honest here, I havnt bought much from 2011 and I will be lucky to get a top 5 lol, I spent most of the year catching up on albums and bands that I have been meaning to get for years :)but I will do what I can.

    1.Anthrax - Worship Music, This is my album of the year it even edged out Arch/Matheos for me
    2.Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance, well worth the wait and instant classic!!
    3.Pagans Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
    4.Megadeth - Thirteen
    5.Symphony X - Iconoclast

    Two albums that really disapointed me

    Iced Earth - Dystopia ... This album was a turd, the last thing I wanted to hear was Stu Bloc impersonating Matt Barlow and Tim Owens, all the ingredients were there but it definately fell short

    Morbid Angel - *&*%$$%#%$? whatever it was called, 2 or 3 good songs and the rest was pure garbage, I went in expecting Death Metal and got weak Rammstien blegh

    Saw two concerts this year
    Manowar
    Anthrax/Testament
    Both were fucking awsome!!

    and my favorite Old School album I got this year
    D.R.I. - Thrashzone, I have been loving the classic Crossover sound lately!!
     
  11. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eindhoven; Rockcity!
    Top 10 albums 2011

    01 – Arch / Matheos – Sympathetic Resonance
    02 – Subsignal – Touchstones
    03 – Seth.ECT - Godspeak
    04 – Myrath - Tales Of The Sand
    05 – Gorod - Transcendence EP
    06 – Wolverine - Communication Lost
    07 – Riot - Immortal Soul
    08 – Vallenfyre - A Fragile King
    09 – Vicious Rumors - Razorback Killers
    10 – Fallujah - The Harvest Wombs
    11 - Vreid - V
    12 - Cynthesis - DeEvolution
    13 - Illogicist - Misery of a Profaned Soul
    14 - Symphony X - Iconoclast
    15 - Absu - Abzu
    16 - Obscura - Omnivium
    17 - Okular - Probiotic
    18 - Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
    19 - Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
    20 - Iskald - The Sun I Carried Alone

    Best concerts

    In Mourning ProgPower EU Baarlo

    Gojira Fortarock festival Nijmegen

    Subsignal ProgPower EU Baarlo

    Rush 'Timemachine Tour' Ahoy Rotterdam

    Best DVD

    Rush – Time machine live in Cleveland
     
  12. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,969
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Curridabat, Costa Rica
    Metal albums

    1. Riot – “Immortal Soul”
    2. Wolf – “Legions Of Bastards”
    3. Saxon – “Call To Arms”
    4. Piel De Serpiente – “Inevitable”
    5. Vhäldemar – “Metal Of The World”
    6. Evile – “Five Serpent’s Teeth”
    7. Poisonblack – “Drive”
    8. Tyr – “The Lay Of Thrym”
    9. Benedictum – “Dominion”
    10. Meliah Rage – “Dead To The World”
    11. Sweet Savage – “Regeneration”
    12. Anthrax – “Worship Music”
    13. Charred Walls Of The Damned – “Cold Winds On Timeless Days”
    14. Pegazus – “In Metal We Trust”
    15. Scheepers – “Scheepers”
    16. Manigance – “Recidive”
    17. Falconer – “Armod”
    18. Alestorm – “Back Through Time”
    19. Roxxcalibur – “Lords Of The NWOBHM”
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Hard and Progressive (rock/metal) albums

    1. Saracen – “Marilyn”
    2. Presto Ballet – “Invisible Places”
    3. Beyond The Labyrinth – “Chapter III - Stories”
    4. Karmakanic – “In A Perfect World”
    5. Twinspirits – “Legacy”
    6. Derek Sherinian – “Oceana”
    7. Scale The Summit – “The Collective”
    8. Nazareth – “Big Dogz”
    9. LoNero – “J.F.L.”
    10. Dream Theater – “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”
    11. The Tangent – “Comm”
    12. Redemption – “This Mortal Coil”
    13. Tony MacAlpine – “Tony MacAlpine”
    14. Spirits Of The Dead – “The Great God Pan”
    15. Blackmore’s Night – “Autumn Sky”
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    EPs

    1. Pharaoh – “Ten Years”
     
  13. Platinum Maze

    Platinum Maze Random Star

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2003
    Messages:
    1,211
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Oakland, NJ
    01 - Symphony X - Iconoclast (one of my favs of the last 10 years, flawless IMO)
    02 - Iced Earth - Dystopia (sorry, I love this album)
    03 - George Lynch - Kill All Control
    04 - Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance (if you can believe it since I'm not an Arch fan)
    05 - Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
    06 - Redemption - This Mortal Coil
    07 - Tony MacAlpine - Tony MacAlpine
    08 - Anthrax - Worship Music
    09 - Opeth - Heritage
    10 - Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy

    Best shows were definitely UFO in May, and Loudness in June.
     
  14. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    7,965
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Cheeseland USA
    2011 CDs:

    10) Loudness - Eve To Dawn
    09) Iced Earth - Dystopia
    08) Riot - Immortal Soul
    07) Iron Savior - The Landing
    06) Voyager - The Meaning of I
    05) The Aristocrats - S/T
    04) Pagans Mind - Heavenly Ecstacy
    03) Symphony X - Iconoclast
    02) Haken - Visions
    01) Gno - Cannibal Tango

    I didn't see any "bad" shows this year, outside of the Prog Power Road Trip, I didn't see that many at all. So I'll list the concert highlights from 2011...

    Prog Power 2011 - EVERY single band brought it this past year. Really enjoyed Haken & Voyager....

    Morglbl - Orton Park Festival - Nice outdoor food/music fest, LOTS of people became Morglbl fans that night...giant crowd!

    Freak Kitchen - The Hangout Florence, SC - Haven't seen my Swedish brothers play together since Prog Power. Not the gretest venue in the world, but there was a small very vocal crowd, made everythying a-ok. The after party was as much fun as the show!

    The Aristocrats - Oct. 2011 Chicago - Been friends with Bryan Beller for a while now, and he had this little project with Guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan, and drummer from hell, Marco Minneman. They sounded so good at NAMM, that they decided to make a cd, and do a little tour. That tour stopped at my favorite club in all of Chicago, Martyr's, and it was an eargasm of killer fusion/rock/metal.

    Oh, and I saw the current touring version of Thin Lizzy. I know there are factions here who think TL died when Phil did, but I really have to say, this lineup is pretty damn awesome, and if your a fan of the music, you'll dig their show. I still wish Sykes was in the band....

    and speaking of Sykes, my most anticipated release for 2012 is probably the Portnoy/Sykes project they alluded to on That Metal Show. ALWAYS good to hear Sykes back in action, I hope it pans out for them.
     
  15. Assault_Attack

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    397
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    East Of Echo
    Symphony X - Iconoclast 2cd's
    Scheepers- s/t
    Jag Panzer - The Scourge Of The Light
    Lance King - A Moment in Chiros
    Riot - Immortal Soul
    Saxon – Call To Arms
    Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
    Black Country Communion - 2
    Annibus Gate - s/t
    Astral Doors - Jerusalem

    On The outside

    Chickenfoot - III
    Sebastian Bach - Kicking And Screaming
    The Quil - Full Circle
    Satan's Host - By The Hands Of The Devil w/Harry Conklin

    Live

    Jorn - Live In Black 2cd's + DVD
    Avantasia - The Flying Opera +DVD

    Special mention

    Creation's End - A New Beginning 10' w/Mike Dimeo

    This cd came out at the end of 2010 But I did not buy or even know about it until several months later. Might be Mike Dimeo's best vocals ever. I think this is a great prog/metal/rock cd. The title track is epic imho
     
  16. kuier

    kuier Glam Overlorde of Spandex

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    Messages:
    525
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Africa's Crotch
    New Releases

    Anthrax - Worship Music
    Black N Blue - Hell Yeah!
    Riot - Immortal Soul
    King Kobra - King Kobra
    Fastway - Eat Dog Eat
    Warrant - Rockaholic
    D-A-D - Dic.Nii.Lan.Daft.Erd.Ark
    Whitesnake - Forever More
    Night Ranger - Somewhere in Cali
    Sixx:A.M. - This iS Gonna Hurt

    Live

    Rammstein
     
  17. Burkhard

    Burkhard Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    861
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Germany
    Since I didn't buy many new albums and didn't attend many concerts, my lists are rather short. Nevertheless, here we go:

    Top 5 albums:
    1. Midnattsol - "The Metamorphosis Melody"
    2. Kate Bush - "50 Words For Snow"
    2. Nightwish - "Imaginaerum"
    2. Ava Inferi - "Onyx"
    5. Arch/Matheos - "Sympathetic Resonance"

    Top 5 concerts:
    1. Kari Bremnes (x2) @ Skåtøy Visefestival (Norway)
    2. Midnattsol @ Metal Female Voices Fest IX (Belgium)
    3. Zarbang Ensemble
    4. Doro @ Metal Female Voices Fest IX (Belgium)
    5. Operatika @ Metal Female Voices Fest IX (Belgium)

    Top 5 movies:
    1. Rien à déclarer
    2. The Infidel
    3. Midnight in Paris
    4. Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland
    5. Ein Sommersandtraum
     
  18. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,969
    Likes Received:
    103
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Curridabat, Costa Rica
    I hate you :p
     
  19. desert_demon

    desert_demon Wise in the ways of metal

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Mexico
    In no particular order

    1. Mastodon - The Hunter
    2. Mastodon - Live at the Aragon
    3. RUSH - Time Machine: Live in Cleveland
    4. Witch Mountain - South of Salem
    5. Uriah Heep - Into the Wild
    6. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
    7. Deep Purple - With Orchestra Live at Montreaux 2011
    8. Electric Wizard - Black Masses
     
  20. Burkhard

    Burkhard Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Messages:
    2,049
    Likes Received:
    861
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Germany
    Because I saw this?

     
    #20 Burkhard, Jan 5, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2015

Share This Page