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  • Top 9 best metal albums of 2012

    22 Dic 2012, 20:08

    Ah yes another year has passed. And that can only mean one thing: A best metal albums list! So without hassle lets start the list!

    The contenders this year are:

    The Faceless-Autotheism
    Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
    Spawn of possession - incurso
    Al-Namrood - Kitab al awthan
    Dan Dankmayer-Pure
    Vesperian Sorrow-Stormwinds of ages
    Enslaved-Riitiir
    Obscurcis Romancia-Theatre of deception
    Sigh-In Somniphobia
    Soul Cycle-Soul Cycle II
    Wintersun-Time I
    Between the buried and me-The parallax II:Future Sequence
    Carach Angren-Where the corpses sink forever
    Ex Deo-Caligvla
    Hail Spirit Noir-Pneuma
    Ihsahn-Eremita
    Krallice-Years past matter
    Vintersorg-Orkan
    Kreator-Phantom Antichrist
    Be'lakor-Of breath and bone
    Juno Bloodlust-The lord of obsession
    Anaal Nathrakh-Vanitas
    Veiled in scarlet-idealism
    Mors Principium est-... and death said live
    Grand Alchemist-Disgusting Hedonsim
    Luca Turilli's Rhapsody-Ascending to Infinity
    Stagnant Water-self titles



    And the winners are:

    9 Carach Angren-Where the corpses sink forever
    8 Kreator -Phantom Antichrist
    7 Soul Cycle-Soul Cycle II
    6 Anaal Nathrakh-vanitas
    5 Vesperian Sorrow-Stormwinds of ages
    4 Dan Dankmayer-Pure
    3 Al-Namrood- Kitab al awthan
    2 The Faceless -Autotheism
    1 Spawn of possession-Incurso
  • Symphonic black/death worth your time.

    11 Abr 2012, 11:38

    Symphonic black metal and his neighbor symphonic death metal seem quitte overloaded with bands that wanna be like dimmu borgir,cradle of filth or emperor.

    I do consider emperor mostly melodic black metal but people seem to always include them in the lists of great symphonic black metal bands.
    Let's get started with the list!

    Mirrorthrone
    Kadenzza
    Transcending Bizarre?
    Tartaros
    Limbonic Art
    Devilish Impressions
    Winterburst
    Diiabolical Masquerade
    Dekadent
    Dominia
    Haggard
    Hollenthon
    Sear Bliss
    Sigh
    Pensees Nocturnes
    Gromth
    Ebonylake
    Saille
    Tartaros
    Master's Hammer
    Summoning
    ChrhoniC
    Obsidian Gate
    Septicflesh
    Smohalla
    Thy Catafalque
    Obscurcis Romancia
    Winterhorde
    Carach Angren
    Al-Namrood
    The CNK
    Fleshgod Apocalypse
    Eternal Tears of Sorrow
    Golden Dawn
    In Lingua Mortua
    Kalisia
    Le Grand Guignol
    Mayan
    Skyfire
    Vesperian Sorrow
    Obtained Enslavement
    Oblomov
    Apotheosis
    Dark Lunacy
    Followbane

    I admit that many of these bands are borderline symphonic and may fall under the melodic,avant garde,atmospheric or progressive black/death metal tag but they are worth your time.
  • top 9 best metal albums of 2011 IMO

    29 Dic 2011, 17:59

    2011 was solid year for metal(we forget the crap that got released this year).

    Important criteria for this list:
    -it needs to be released in 2011
    -it needs to be metal no debatable stuff such as grindcore
    -I have listened to it more than 3x
    - It has plenty of lasting power

    On to the list!

    9: Ulcerate-The Destroyers of All
    8: Vader-Welcome to the morbid Reich
    7:Dragonland-under the grey banner
    6:Thy Catafalque Rengeteg
    5: Omnium Gatherum-New world shadows
    4:Septicflesh-The great mass
    3:Beyond Creation-The Aura
    2:Obscura-Omnivium
    1:ChthoniC-takasago army

    Notable mentions:
    Gigan,:Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes
    Smohalla-Resilience
    Opeth-Heritage
    Amorphis-The beginning of times
    Fen-Epoch
    Dekadent-Venera: Trial & Tribulation


    RELEASE A NEW ALBUM PLEASE!!!!!!!

    -Wintersun
    -Vesperian Sorrow
    -Kadenzza
    -Mirrorthrone
    -Golden Dawn
    -Zuriaake

    Still gotta check:
    -the new esoteric album

    Joke album of the year that checked:
    Morbid Angel- illud divinum insanus

    Avoid like ebola:
    Metallica and some dude -Lulu
    anything on the top 40 charts
    The ''core'' crap ALL of it


    Most boring genre of this year:

    -Dubstep


    Most awesome genre of the year:

    -Avant Garde black metal
  • Bands+their albums that you have to check part 1

    8 Dic 2011, 12:28

    I've been listening to metal for almost 3 years now and I thought that it would great if I wrote them down for people who are on the same quest like me: finding great bands that stand on their own.

    Bands who stand on their own have something called an identity which I like to refer as a certain kind of atmosphere.
    I do not care about a good beat or a catchy rhytmn or catchy chorus neither do I care about trends. Trends die off while the good music that stands on their own lives on.

    Let's get started!

    I go in order of my last fm charts of the 8th of december 2011.

    -Thy Catafalque-

    This band fits no label, the vague label: post-avant garde black metal leaves you in the dark. Their first album Sublunary Tragedies is interesting to listen to but the production is extremely raw. I do like it because it sounds rather mysterious.
    Their 2nd album Microcosmos has a better production it is alright.
    Their 3rd,4th and 5th albums: Tűnő Idő Tárlat, Róka Hasa Rádió ,Rengeteg
    Well this is where we hit FUCKING AWESOME level. Tűnő Idő Tárlat reminds me off an epic orchestra . Róka Hasa Rádió is lovely to relax to and Rengetag is a lovely ride through the epic corners of your mind. My ratings:

    Sublunary Tragedies: 801/999,9
    Microcosmos:800/999,9
    Tűnő Idő Tárlat:965,9/999,9
    Róka Hasa Rádió:945,5/999,9
    Rengeteg:958,8/999,9

    -CoB-


    AVOID ALL ALBUMS AFTER FOLLOW THE REAPER
    yeah,they pretty much entered the not worth my time territory after their 3rd album: follow the reaper

    CoB,what to say what hasn't been said already? Their debut is nice but it's really short,hatebreeder is a fucking masterpiece and follow the reaper is a little bit less a fucking masterpiece than hatebreeder but still a fucking masterpiece. Putting CoB under a label is a pain though. While they certainly aren't such a FUCK ALL GENRES band like Thy Catafalque it still is hard to label them. I'll tag them as melodic death ''something''

    Something Wild: 835/999,9
    Hatebreeder:999,0/999,9
    Follow the reaper: 977,4/999,9

    -Amorphis -


    Amorphis is pretty much the metal version of having a slow as hell but really pleasent orgasm. They just sound that good. I pretty much enter a really heavy trance when I listen to: Elegy,Tales from the thousand lakes,Eclipse and Skyforger. Their other albums are solid too but I stick to these 4 albums. Just tag them as melodic death/doom metal and later progressive metal with some death growls and folk influences.

    tales from the thousand lakes:999,9/999,9
    Elegy:989,7/999,9
    Eclipse:980/999,9
    Skyforger: 999,98/999.9

    -Intestine Baalism-

    This lovely melodic death metal band from Japan needs more attention. BRUTALITY and MELODY,what's not to like?
    They got only 3 albums: Banquet In The Darkness, Anatomy Of The Beast and Ultimate Instinct. I rate them all 999,5/999,9 because they all slay.Melodeath lovers put on some intestine baalism already!

    SLAYEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR (SLAYER)

    Slayer, thrash metal at it's core. i only listen to their 80's and one 90's albums because their newer albums fail to gain my interest.

    Alright the ratings:

    Show no mercy: 934/999,9
    South of heaven and Seasons in the abyss: 956,8/99.9
    Reign in blood:940,7/999,9
    Hell awaits: 888,8/999,9
    haunting the chapel EP: 777,7


    -Chthonic-

    Ah this band,they are from Taiwan and they play a very intersting hybrid of melodic black/symphonic black metal/melodic death metal and Taiwanese folk music. The most notable of them is the sound of the erhu in some of their songs. I like it a lot. My most listened album of them is Takasago Army. I simply love how majestic it sounds some people complain that they went more death metal but I think that a bit of the energy and aggression of death metal suits their music really well. It sounds mighty. I haven't listened to their albums prior to Takasago Army in a while but they are all worth checking all. I would say: start with seedic bale AND takasago army to decide which style you like most. Rating: Takasago Army: 988,5/999,9 Albums prior to Takasago Army: between 775-956/999,9
  • touhou metal bands

    17 Sep 2011, 22:02

    Touhou is a bullet hell aka somesort of ultra hard Shoot 'em up. It is mostly known for it's music and characters.

    I've checked many of these bands that play arranges of touhou songs and decided to make a list of the best that these bands offer divided into levels

    *note these this is my opinion feel free to disagree and feel free to recommend albums to me.


    Simply the best


    Demetori 曼衍珠汝華 ~ Nada Upasana Pundarika
    Kokuyasou-Einherjar [Dies irae ~Acta est Fabula~]
    Unlucky Morpheus-Hypothetical Box ACT 2
    Unlucky Morpheus -Rebirth
    UI 70-Riddles covered in flowers


    great
    Warinside-Fast Forward To End Of East
    Crowl'sclaw-Blacker than the Blackest Black
    Crowl'sclaw-Brutal Games For Reminding Of Death
    Crowl'sclaw-Crossfire Barrage
    Crowls'sclawl-Frozen Frog
    Crowls'sclawl-Over the rainbow
    UI-70- 朧夢紅月 ~ Vaguely Dreams of Scarlet Fullmoon
    Kissing the mirror-thousand knives

    good
    Thousand leaves-God Forsaken
    Thousand leaves-Dead Night Blind
    Kissing the mirror-dreaming river
    Kissing the Mirror-Vermilion Hades
    Kokuyasou-Apocalpyse
    Kokuyasou-Shinku no Kenzoku wa Enkansuru Rasen wo Tanzuru
    Ryu5150-Shiki Gakuten
    Ryu5150-Symphonic Touhou III
    Ryu5150-シンフォニック東方Ⅳ

    Still need to check: the other UI-70 albums,South of Heaven,Iron Attack, a ton of other albums from other bands. To be updated!

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