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Your best 2010-albums and high hopes for 2011

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

  1. Akumu

    Akumu Look at the tree.

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    1. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    2. Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned
    3. Pain of Salvation - Road Salt One
    4. Ihsahn - After
    5. Orphaned Land - The Never-Ending Way of ORwarriOR
    6. Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
    7. Star One - Victims of the Modern Age
    8. Ancient Bards - The Alliance of the Kings
    9. Haken - Aquarius
    10. Dark Moor - Ancestral Romance

    Most 2011 releases I'm looking forward to have been mentioned already (Symphony X/Circus Maximus/Redemption/Pain of Salvation/etc), so I'll add Amorphis, Turisas, Sons of Seasons, Falconer, and Moonsorrow. :D
     
  2. dr_petter

    dr_petter Bass Invader

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    Well, Time for me to add my list as well. Since these albums are the top of what I bought in 2010, they are in a random order:

    Ancient Bards - The Alliance of the Kings
    Juvaliant - Inhuman nature
    Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of The ORwarriOR
    Pathfinder - Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Star One - Victims of the Modern Age

    It's nice to see that my top albums are all mentioned earlier in this thread!

    Looking forward to the new Symphony X, Sonata Arctica and Dream Theater albums, as well of the new album of my own band: Ex Libris.
     
  3. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    Dr petter, great to see that you like the Pathfinder album as well.
    I'm glad you took the time to listen to that one and appreciate it as much as I do!

    By the way, let me add that I'm looking forward to the new ReinXeed (Peter!), Lost in Thought and Redemption as well.
     
  4. dr_petter

    dr_petter Bass Invader

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    YES! the new ReinXeed! I'm still busy consuming their latest two albums, from which I like "Higher" the most!

    And btw, I already discovered Pathfinder via www.Metalreviews.com, a great site with good reviewers.
     
  5. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    'Higher' is indeed a pretty good album - I wish the production would be A LOT better though!! That is really something they should work on.
    'Majestic' took me a while to get into, but it has definitely grown on me.
     
  6. JAGColaço

    JAGColaço A Change Of Seasons

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    Hi!

    2010:

    Seventh Wonder - TGE
    Anathema - WAHBWAH
    Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
    Spock's Beard - X
    Periphery - Periphery
    Lunatic Soul - LSII
    James Labrie - Static Impulse

    2011:

    Dream Theater
    Mike Portnoy (projects)
    Neal Morse
    Opeth
    Between the Buried and Me

    etc.
     
  7. Shadowsoul

    Shadowsoul Lost in SeventhWonderland

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    Haha, i didn't expect to see B.o.B on here :p
    I'm taking note of the more popular prog metal albums mentioned here and shall check them out soon :D
     
  8. EddyRX10

    EddyRX10 rtard

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    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Bring Me The Horizon - There is a Hell Believe Me I've Seen It, There is a Heaven lets keep it a Secret

    EDIT: Hopefor 2011. Wintersun - Time
     
  9. MAXX68

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    Great Job KazaR!!! I love this kind of post, not only to make a summary of past year (I agree, lack of masterpieces, indeed...there was only a SHOT in the dark!). That's give also a great opportunity to check out some unknown or/and undiscovered band (as Jennifer said.. ;-) so Dank'u wel Kazar!!

    1. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape

    ...longly far ...
    Treat - Coup De Grace
    Alter Bridge - AB III
    Slash - Slash
    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (I expected it was worse than that)

    Great new discovers :
    CIRRHA NIVA- For moments never done
    STATUS MINOR - Dialog [thanks to Finland Smart Promotion Manager :) they opened for a SW date in that so-easy-finnish-town-to-name!!]
    (actually dated 2009 but discovered in 2010)


    In 2011 I cannot wait for:
    See Crimson Glory live
    Symphony X - TBA
    Circus Maximus - TBA
    going in tour with my horsemen buddies to Kamelot+Tommy Karevik shows (Oslo with CM is already booked!!)
    a new tour with CM and SW up and down of Italian Land

    and last but not least, I wish we're not gonna to loose so many beloved rock n roll stars as in sad 2010 :-(
    ---

    wishing you a great rock n rollin 2011 to you all
    old and new (so many indeed!!!) forum and SW fans !!!!!!
     
  10. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    "Graag gedaan, Maxx ;)."

    Fantastic that you're going to Oslo!! Would love to go there myself. Booking a flight from Eindhoven to Oslo isn't possible at the moment, but I read they/Ryanair will be flying to Oslo Rygge again from the beginning of april.
    Oh, and a SW/CM tour on Italian soil...:Smokin:
     
  11. MAXX68

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    Kazar let's party again!!!
     
  12. dr_petter

    dr_petter Bass Invader

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    Warn me when and where the party starts!

    Maxx, you're right, too many good musicians have gone to the eternal stage in 2010!
     
  13. fillipeano

    fillipeano These days..

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    Hahaha I had to dig through the other genres to find albums that I completely loved since there were so few prog albums I was impressed with
     
  14. hauntu4ever

    hauntu4ever New Metal Member

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    Favorites of 2010:
    1. Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape. Can't listen to this, then stop and find something else lol.
    2. Anthriel - The Pathway
    3. Darkwater - Where Stories End
    Below that.......
    Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
    Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra

    Looking forward to in 2011:
    Wintersun - Time (Was expecting 2013 at the earliest...)
    Symphony X - Iconoclast
    Dream Theater - TBA
    Sonata Arctica - TBA
    Children of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever
     
  15. Kazar

    Kazar SW-moderator

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    :wave: at hauntu4ever.

    Welcome!
     
  16. Xandra

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    My favorites of 2010:

    01. Kamelot – Poetry For The Poisoned
    02. Slash - Slash
    03. Pain Of Salvation – Road Salt One
    04. Treat – Coup De Grace
    05. Star One – Victims Of The Modern Age
    06. Seventh Wonder – The Great Escape
    07. Scorpions – Sting In The Tail
    08. Wig Wam - Non Stop Rock 'N Roll
    09. The Murder Of My Sweet - Divanity
    10. Pretty Maids - Pandemonium

    I just copied the list I did in December. That is the reason why SW is so deep down. I just fell in love with them around that time and had listened to TGE only twice before deciding to put them in my top 10. Now they would have climbed up to the second spot for sure.

    Looking forward to in 2011:

    The new albums of
    Sons Of Seasons
    Stream Of Passion
    Delain
    Serenity
    Evergrey
    Dream Theater
    Rush
    Sonata Arctica
    and many more

    A great concert/festival year, especially
    Transiberian Orchestra (first row center!! :devil:)
    the Kamelot tour
    Rock The Nation Festival (Journey, Foreigner, Night Ranger, Kansas)
    Night Of the Prog Festival (Dream Theater, Riverside, Anathema and many more)
    And hopefully ProgPower Europe in September :hotjump:
     
  17. Islandstone

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    2010:

    Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time. Solid, and probably their most variated release. Love the orchestral epics Sacred Worlds and Wheel of Time.
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape. I actually havent got this album(yet) as I havent found it in stores. I have heard it on Spotify though, and my impression is that TGE is a good album. The title track is great, probably my fav along with King of Whitewater and.

    I would say these two are the ones who stand out. Not too impressed about Kamelot's or Maiden's, perhaps they need some more listening though.


    Anticipated releases this year:

    Symphony X - Iconoclast. Despite the lack of updates from the band itself, they say it will be named Iconoclast. Appearently pretty intense and heavy, with one 10min+ ballad in between. Hope it's better than Paradise Lost.
    Turn up the keys and reduce the compression please!

    Circus Maximus - TBA. I love the theme, feelings and melodies of Isolate, which I prefer to their first album. Hoping for another cracker, and a CM performance in Norway after this! And I mean a whole show, not just warming up for Kamelot in May.

    Pagan's Mind - TBA A band I relatively recently got into. Can be a bit too "spacy" at times, but a good band nonetheless. Will reveal one of their new songs March 2th.

    Opeth - TBA All their albums since Blackwater have been solid, and I look forward to their follow-up to the great "Watershed". Acoustic, haunting arpeggios, and the mystery they manage me to feel is my favourite element of this band.
     

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