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.

Your best 2010-albums and high hopes for 2011

Discussion in 'Seventh Wonder' started by Kazar, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    946
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    28
    I thought I'd make a thread where we can look back at 2010 and where we can share our high hopes/expectations for next year.

    My top albums for this year:
    1. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape

    2. Pathfinder - Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time
    3. Instanzia - Ghosts
    4. Vanden Plas - The Seraphic Clockwork
    5. Orden Ogan - Easton Hope


    For next year, I'm really looking forward to/have high hopes to see some great releases by:
    1. Dream Theater
    2. Circus Maximus
    3. Pagan's Mind
    4. Symphony X
    5. Serenity
    6. Dragonland


    It looks like 2011 is going to be a great 'progpower-year'!
    If you'd like an overview of what new releases are expected, click on the link below:
    http://www.metalstorm.net/events/new_releases.php?upcoming=1
     
  2. fire_angel

    fire_angel Timboooooo

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    963
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Canberra
    2010:

    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Treat - Coup De Grace
    Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
    Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
    Pendulum - Immersion


    2011:

    X Japan - TBA
    Hibria - Blind Ride
    Symphony X - TBA
    Anthem - TBA
    The Mars Volta - TBA


    I felt it was a really bad year for metal, and every release i was looking forward to (bar the abovementioned) were all very dissapointing. Here's hoping 2011 will be a lot stronger; all five of the bands i mentioned are in my top 10 of all time!
     
  3. Bamafan

    Bamafan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Heart of Dixie
    2010:
    1) Kingcrow- Phlegethon. This nips TGE by a nose just because it was unexpected: Emotive vocals, rich harmonies, impassioned guitars, lush keyboards and great songs, all from a band with which I was unfamiliar.
    1a) Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape. It's kind of unfair that this album didn't take the #1 spot outright just because I have come to expect great things from SW. TGE is perfection, plain and simple. I didn't think that MF could be topped; I was wrong.
    3) Haken - Aquarius. Although the vocals grate on my nerves a bit after prolonged listening, the musicianship is jaw dropping. They received bonus points for the Dixieland breakdown. If we're talking prog, "these go to eleven".
    4) Creation's End - A New Beginning. A very promising debut album, I found it to be in heavier rotation than I expected on my iPod.
    5) Vanden Plas - Seraphic Clockwork. Can these guys make a bad album? I don't think it approaches the brilliance of Christo, but it is damned tasty.

    2011:
    Redemption: I have loved their past 2 releases. Hopefully the next one continues the trend.
    Symphony X: I thought Paradise Lost was uneven and tried too hard for a thrash feel. Still, I am looking forward to the new one.
    Hourglass: I just discovered their 2009 release Oblivious to the Obvious. It is brilliant. This one is eagerly anticipated.
    Rush: Their most recent CDs have left me disappointed, but they were the first band I really got into. I will buy their music as long as they make it.
    Circus Maximus: I found Seventh Wonder because of iTunes genius suggestion based upon my CM purchases. As it turned out, I actually preferred SW. That said, they make some really great melodic prog.
     
  4. RuRoRul

    RuRoRul Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2010
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Alter Bridge - AB III
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    -
    -
    -
    Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
    Some other stuff

    No other albums I really thought were great enough to make a best of. James Labrie, Vanden Plas, Empty Tremor, Darkwater, Stone Sour, Allen and Lande were some of the others I liked though.

    For next year:
    Symphony X (must be at last?)
    Dream Theater

    Those are the only two I'm really anticipating. I'm not too up to date on who else will be bringing out new albums though - I remember reading of another Redemption album but not up to date with any news. I'd be looking forward to that though.
     
  5. JenniferLynn

    JenniferLynn AKA Irish

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Sterling VA
    I have a hard time with the whole 'only releases of the year' because sometimes I discover stuff way after it's released... So...

    My Favorite Releases/ Discoveries for 2010:
    Seventh Wonder - Waiting in the Wings thru The Great Escape; intro'd September 2010... In the dictionary look up preeminence and there, you will find Seventh Wonder (and they're nice guys ta boot)
    Vanden Plas - Seraphic Clockwork and their theater work; The Story of Daniel (I want the DVD)
    Pink - Greatest Hits - seriously, she can write and kick your ass :)
    Enrique Iglesias' Insominac - it's like a latin Marvin Gaye album...:devil:
    Gaelic Storm - Cabbage - One of the best bands I've ever seen live..

     
  6. sirclansman

    sirclansman Man in Black Parade

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Hankasalmi Rock City, Finland
    Top5-2010 (outside Finland):

    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
    Masterplan - Time to Be King
    Ratt - Infestation
    Accept - Blood of the Nations

    Everything good in metal what comes out in year 2011 will be warmly welcomed by my side, but I really looking forward to that new Serenity-album. Fallen Sanctuary (2008) was just too damn good.

    Btw, happy new years everyone!
     
  7. Shadowsoul

    Shadowsoul Lost in SeventhWonderland

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    York, UK
    I think it's been quite a poor year for me really, there have been many disappointments, I'm just going to say that TGE was by far the best album of the year, completely blowing away all expectations.

    In terms of next year,
    Wintersun - Time
    Children of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever (I like the older stuff alot, and hope that they can somewhat refind their roots)
    Blood Stain Child - TBA
    Sonata Arctica - TBA
    Tracedawn - TBA
    Megadave - TBA
    + Many more

    I didn't realise there were so many bands due to release albums next year. I plan too explore progpower some more next year aswell, now that SW are my favourite band :).
     
  8. luke1304

    luke1304 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Besides TGE, I really enjoyed the Haken album this year, although I discovered it just in December. Looking forward to the new Circus Maximus one and I'm not sure if I really will like the new DT album...
     
  9. Frankgate

    Frankgate Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    My expectations are Wolverine's new record and Circus Maximus'. Also Theocracy and Symphony X. Of course X Japan too!

    My TOP 5 for 2010 is:

    Seventh Wonder - TGE
    Treat - Coup De Grace
    Solefald - Norron Livskunt
    Orphaned Land - The Neverending Way Of ORwarriOR
    Nelson - Lightning Strikes Twice
     
  10. GLDF

    GLDF New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    The best 2010 albums for me are (In no particular order):

    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Forgotten Suns - Revelations (If we're counting EPs)
    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
    Kamelot - Poetry For The Poisoned
    Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt - Part I

    While the albums I'm really looking forward to next year are:

    Dream Theater - TBA
    Andromeda - TBA
    Opeth - TBA
    Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Part II
    Symphony X -TBA
    and possibly Tool - TBA

    Man... I want release dates...

    Most of all I'm looking forward to the release of our own album =D
     
  11. Aran

    Aran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Kristiansand, Norway
    It's been a year with many great releases and here's my top 10 for 2010.


    1. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    2. Myrath - Desert Call
    3. Darkwater - Where Stories End
    4. James LaBrie - Static Impulse
    5. Star One - Victims Of The Modern Age
    6. Vanden Plas - The Seraphic Clockwork
    7. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of The ORwarriOR
    8. Aeon Zen - The Face Of The Unknown
    9. Dreyelands - Rooms OF Revelation
    10. Triosphere - The Road Less Travelled
     
  12. Arnie777

    Arnie777 New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    allright, here's my list:D

    7Days: Into forever
    Seventh wonder: The great escape
    Pathfinder: Beyond the space, Beyond the time
    Ephemeral sun: Harvest aorta
    Vanden plas: The seraphic clockwork
    Myrath: Desert call
    Tesseract: Concealing fate
    Solisia: Ordinary fate
    Juvaliant: Inhuman nature

    Upcoming releases 2011 list:

    Dream theater
    Circus maximus
    Redemption
    Hourglass
    Theocracy
    Serenity
    Nightwish:devil:
     
  13. guitarrizer

    guitarrizer www.RockHard.pl

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Besides of TGE and defining just to progmetal...

    Anthriel "The Pathway" - very melodic and with excellent production. This Finnish band is really worth to be listened. I'm glad they're under Lion Music label, the same one as Seventh Wonder is.

    Myrath "Desert Call" - hailing from Tunisia, they sound very exotic however they play in similar vibe to Adagio

    Caravellus "The Knowledge Machine" - after a pretty crappy debut these Brazilians have finally recorded something wicked

    Aspera The Ripples" - young band from Norway, unfortunately they have to change their name due to legal issues

    Mindgames "MMX" - this release has truely classic progressive rock sound

    Royal Hunt "X" - as good as always, but closer to hard rock this time

    Division By Zero "Independent Harmony" - hailing from Poland ad proving to be one of the best bands at the moment. There are some growlings - just to be warned.

    Perihellium "The War Machines" - another Polish band, very talented guys. They mix progmetal with a little bit of Rammstein style



    Hopes for 2011? New Symphony X album.
     
  14. Prog-Agressive

    Prog-Agressive The Keyboard of OUTSIDERS

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Santiago, Chile
    Top Five 2010:

    Star One - Victims of the modern Age
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORWarriOR
    Nevermore - The Obsidain Conspircy
    Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned

    Top Five upcoming releases for 2011:

    Symphony X
    Circus Maximus
    Redemption
    Dream Theater
    Evergrey

    The Worst of 2010:

    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

    I wish to all members of SW the best feelings for this new year! and of course, for all of you too, members of this great fan forum!!!
    2 hours left to new year, here in Chile!!! cheers!!!
     
  15. fillipeano

    fillipeano These days..

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2009
    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    California
    2010 albums.. I didn't really find many "great" albums...I mostly discovered bands that I've never heard of before. But here are the albums from 2010 that I really enjoyed:

    Seventh Wonder, of course
    James LaBrie - Static Impulse
    B.o.B. - B.o.B. Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

    2011 albums:
    Dream Theater
    Symphony X
    Pagan's Mind
    Between the Buried and Me
     
  16. JesterIF

    JesterIF Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    2010:

    Angra - Aqua
    Anthriel - The Pathway
    Disperse - Journey Through the Hidden Gardens
    Haken - Aquarius
    Periphery - S/t
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape

    Not a huge year for me, I hope 2011 is better.

    2011:

    Symphony X - TBA
    Circus Maximus - TBA
    Wintersun - Time (if it comes out in 2011...)
    Sybreed - TBA
    Pagan's Mind - TBA

    I also hope Karnivool releases something in 2011
     
  17. rumohr

    rumohr Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Bergen
    Here is my list:

    Pain of Salvation - Road Salt
    Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Vulture Industries - The Malefactor`s Bloody Register
    Harry`s Gym - What Was Ours Can`t Be Yours
    Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra
    Spocks Beard - X
    Ihsahn - After
    Star One - Victims of the Modern Age
    Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned

    Releases im looking forward to:
    Circus Maximus
    Symphony X
    Opeth
    Pain of Salvation
    Pagans Mind
    DT might be interesting again..
     
  18. Frankgate

    Frankgate Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    wow, I love polish bands, prog and non-prog. I own DBZ last record and didn't know Perihellium..... sounds good. Love Animations, Disperse, Rootwater, Satellite, Votum, After..., Peter Pan.... of course Riverside (a little bitt overrated imho).
     
  19. guitarrizer

    guitarrizer www.RockHard.pl

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
  20. Frankgate

    Frankgate Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    587
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    not bad, shame for the lack of vocals... ;)
     

Share This Page