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What are your favorite albums of the year

Discussion in 'Shroud of Bereavement' started by dan of bereavement, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. dan of bereavement

    dan of bereavement shroud of bereavement

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    Post the best 5 albums this year

    Mine are:

    Mael Mordha -Sealtacht Mael Mordha
    Virgin Black -Mezzo
    Winds - Prominence
    Novembers Doom - TNR
    Keen Of The Crow - Hyboria
     
  2. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    I can't narrow it down to 5, here's my 10, in no order (besides Gaeltacht Mael Mordha being #1).

    Mael Mordha - Gaeltacht Mael Mordha
    Alcest - Souvenirs...
    Hellveto - 966
    Kroda - Fimbulvinter
    Manegarm - Vargstenen
    Doomsword - My Name Will Live On
    Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
    Shroud of Bereavement - Alone Beside Her
    Drudkh - Estrangement
    Graveland - Will Stronger Than Death

    the upcoming Primordial will probably be somewhere in there.
     
  3. dan of bereavement

    dan of bereavement shroud of bereavement

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    I haven't heard the new Manegarm yet, I need that release. And yeah, that Mael Mordha rocks!!!!

    Thanks for the love too, that is amazing!
     
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    I haven't given it too much thought.
    Fortid's new album would definitely be on that list. So far, I'm really digging the new Mind's Eye, so that's a definite contender. The last Moonsorrow, Manes, and Dodheimsgard as well. I'm also digging the latest Mithras, Immolation, and Malevolent Creation albums, but I'm not sure if I would put them on a top 10 list.
    If The Final Sign Of Evil can count, I guess I'dd add that as well.
    I haven't heard the new Winds yet, unfortunately.
    I would also add the last Melechesh album, but that's technically 06.

    EDIT: It kills me that I cannot add the new King Diamond album to my list.
     
  5. dan of bereavement

    dan of bereavement shroud of bereavement

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    Ha ha ha, I hear ya about the new KD, I feel the same way bro!

    Bummer!!!!!

    I haven't listened to that in like 2 months, I'll have to dig it up and re assess that shit
     
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    I still listen to it all the time. I really enjoy the music, and everyone in the band does a fantastic job (even though the drums are kind of boring, Matt's skill is unquestionable). But too much of the album has a "heard it before" sort of feeling (even the title track, which is my favorite song on the album, has a riff from the last album's Christmas song, and of course, Never Ending Hill's cross between Painkiller and The Storm), and the story telling is really terrible.
    Normally, I wouldn't really mind that much. But considering that this album took 4 years in the making (granted, there were 3 large tours in this timeline), and that his previous album was a masterpiece, I expected more. Especially when so many of the problems in the storytelling could have been fixed with some proof reading, editing, and having an unbiassed party read through the lyrics.
    Honestly, I still have no idea what the album is actually about, other than some little girl wants King's soul for some heavenly court. I don't know why she wants it (other than her dead brother being involved, and they were killed by their dad, or something like that), whether or not she actually gets the soul, or even why she wants it from King's character so badly (unless it's just another case of being in the wrong place, at the wrong time).
     
  7. WhiteBeastofWotan

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    The new KD really did nothing for me.
     
  8. dan of bereavement

    dan of bereavement shroud of bereavement

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    It did little for me, and usually that is the highlight of my year when he has a new release. You nailed it Metal head87, The story is so vague, inconsistant and bland, that it takes away that magic vibe that most of his albums have.
     
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    circus_brimstone Forest: Sold Out

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    Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
    Moonsorrow - V: Havitetty
    The Pax Cecilia - Blessed Are the Bonds
    Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
    Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters


    That Virgin Black will be in my Top 25, for sure. It's funny that they said we'd get the rest of the trilogy in '07, but come October, we still haven't seen the other two and probably won't until next year. :loco:
     
  10. dan of bereavement

    dan of bereavement shroud of bereavement

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    Yeah these things take time, I think I'd rather them take their time rather than rush out the final product though, ya know?

    Moonsorrow are a great band BTW.
     
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    Officium Triste - Giving Yourself Away
    Mael Mordha - Gaeltacht Mael Mordha
    Longing for Dawn - latest one from Frederic Arbour/the band
    Virgin Black's latest (can't wait for the next two!)

    Oh, and of course the new Evoken due out this month!
     
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    Moonsorrow - V: Havitetty (fantastic album, not quite as good as Kivenkantaja though)
    Between the Buried and Me - Colors (scoff all you want, there's major talent in this band)
    Winds - Prominence and Demise (HOLY FREAKING GUITAR WORK!)
    Swallow the Sun - Hope
    Arch Enemy - Rise of the Tyrant (finally a great album from these guys)

    I'm sure there's more, but I forget what's come out this year... The new Immolation was great too... fuck, soo much good music
     
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    I got 4 albums..AMAZING BAND!!!...Colors is BRILLIANT!!!
     
  14. dan of bereavement

    dan of bereavement shroud of bereavement

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    Never heard them before. The new Mr. Vertigo is amazing, peeps should pick that up, if they like depressing folk inspired indy rock.

    One of my faves for sure.
     
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    I'm not sure BTBAM is your cup of tea..it has a lot of styles,jazz (which I happen to like a lot) and thrash among ohers..I think they call it experimental metal,I don't know..I have no idea about styles and stuff :lol: on the other hand..I have never heard of Mr. Vertigo,I'll see if I can find something to listen too. :)
     
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    I'm only going to give a partial list for now...

    Estuary - The Craft Of Contradiction
    Behemoth - The Apostasy
    Denial Fiend - They Rise
    DarkThrone - F.O.A.D.
    Echoes Of Eternity - The Forgotten Goddess

    A more complete list will be at the end of the year as I am still getting stuff, and my album of the year selection is a 4 way tie right now.

    I would put Alone Beside Her, but I've had an advance of that since 2005, and I put it on my 2005 year end list.
     
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    I can't do "best o' the year" lists anymore. When I went broke, it occurred to me that I owned 2000+ CDs . . . MAYBE 500 of which I really knew. So I now spend my time rediscovering older stuff.
     

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