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I only have five 2017 albums so far (ordered the Helion Prime but for some reason it hasn't shipped to me...haven't gotten charged until it does).

I have the Pain Of Salvation, Witherfall, MindMaze, Pyramaze, and Seven Kingdoms. I like all of them, but the MindMaze is my favorite so far. Killer album, MindMaze certainly topped their 2014's Back From The Edge.
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Finally at 30 albums reviewed as of today though three of them are currently sitting in draft so I can stagger posting them over the next few days. Had a really productive reviewing day today with five written. 

Here's my 30 reviewed albums. * = review waiting to be posted.

  1. MindMaze - Resolve
  2. Ayreon - The Source
  3. Locust Leaves - A Subtler Kind of Light
  4. Fen - Winter
  5. Ungfell - Tôtbringære
  6. Vandroya - Beyond the Human Mind
  7. The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom*
  8. Pure Wrath - Ascetic Eventide
  9. Artificial Brain - Infrared Horison
  10. Lorn - Arrayed Claws
  11. Mesarthim - Presence (EP)
  12. Xandria - Theater of Dimensions
  13. Todesstoß - Ebne Graun
  14. Saille - Gnosis
  15. Tina Guo - Game On!
  16. Unleash the Archers - Apex*
  17. Seven Kingdoms - Decenniun
  18. Bathsheba - Servus
  19. Grave Digger - Healed by Metal
  20. Worthless Life - Conscious in Coma
  21. Deus Otiosis - Opposer*
  22. Fell Ruin - To the Concrete Drifts
  23. Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
  24. Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail I
  25. Pyramaze - Contingent
  26. Moongates Guardian - Let Horse Be Bridled, Horn Be Sounded! 
  27. Arcane Existence - The Dark Curse
  28. Ande - Het Gebeente
  29. Autumn Grave = Existence is No More (EP)
  30. Svangur Kvöl - Wreck of the World
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I have listened to very few 2017 albums, compared to new albums the previous years. Just don´t have as much time to review new releases these days. Thankfully I have a shitload of backlog reviews, so I won´t dry out any time soon. At least not when it comes to old releases.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 666sharon666 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 May 2017 at 11:41am
I've been sort of keeping track of all the releases for this year that I've heard in a private RYM list, but I'm pretty bad at keeping it up to date. I'll try to get it sorted by the time of the next album of the year vote.
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My list so far (in no particular order):
 
1. Kreator - Gods of Violence
2. Code Orange - Forever
3. Sepultura - Machine Messiah
4. Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
5. Obituary - Obituary
6. Lock Up - Demonization
7. Memoriam - For The Fallen
8. Theory in Practice - Crescendo Dezign
9. Sinister - Syncretism
10. Iron Reagan - Crossover Ministry
11. John Garcia - The Coyote Who Spoke in Tongues
12. Immolation - Atonement
13. Sanctuary - Inception
14. Body Count - Bloodlust
15. Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy


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This is mine grouped by star ratings, some of them are only a first impression though:

5*

Ayreon - The Source
Fen - Winter
Locust Leaves - A Subtler Kind of Light (I might put this down to 4.5 because even though I love it, it sounds like half an album to me)
MindMaze - Resolve
Pure Wrath - Ascetic Eventide
Ungfell - Tôtbringære
Vandroya - Beyond the Human Mind

4.5*

Atlas Pain - What the Oak Left
Baltimor - Eepos
Bathsheba - Servus
Cnoc An Tursa - The Forty-Five
Grave Digger - Healed by Metal
Mesarthim - Presence
Saille - Gnosis
Satan's Hallow - Satan's Hallow
Seven Kingdoms - Decennium
The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom
Windswept - The Great Cold Steppe
Wormwood - Ghostlands: Wounds form a Bleeding Earth
Xandria - Theater of Dimensions

4*

Au Champ Des Morts - Dans La Joie
Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
Dool - Here Now, There Then
Doom's Day - The Whore
Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
Hazy Sea - Electric Abyss
Lancer - Mastery
Lorn - Arrayed Claws
Multishiva - Time Messer
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs - Feed the Rats
Sweet Lich - Never Satisifed
Todesstoß - Ebne Graun
Wiegedood - Do Doden Hebben Het Goed II
Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
Worthless Life - Conscious in Coma

3.5*

Crystal Viper - Queen of the Witches
Dumal - The Lesser God
Hey Satan - Hey Satan
Ritual Haze - Machine Sun
Scáth na Déithe - Pledge Nothing But Flesh

3*

Pyramaze - Contingent (I found this really generic and boring compared to their last album, it's this year's biggest disappointment for me so far)

2*

As Lions - Selfish Age
Ghost Bath - Starmourner

Edited by 666sharon666 - 24 May 2017 at 4:01am
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I passed 40 reviews for 2017 albums recently, but my total heard is over 100. I need to catch up on actually writing about a few more of them. 

Top album is currently oltreLuna by Progenie Terrestre Pura.
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Man, I feel so left out...I haven't heard of any of these, w/ say maybe a few exceptions(and even then haven't actually listened to them).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Unitron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 7:58pm
^What are you in the mood for? I can give you some recommendations for new albums to listen to. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jul 2017 at 8:12pm
Well right now I'm finishing up a death metal binge, however as soon as that's done I'm certainly gonna be checking out some of these.
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^Obituary's new album is great, as is Xibalba's new EP. Those are my favorite death metal albums of the year so far.
Oh, so it's bring my own? Bring my own what? FUN?! - Ludichrist
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Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

^Obituary's new album is great, as is Xibalba's new EP. Those are my favorite death metal albums of the year so far.

Will definitely check those out then!Smile
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Off the top of my head I think the only 2017 releases I've heard have been Overkill and Body Count. (I like them both just fine, for whatever that's worth.) 
I will have to look closer at the other bands/albums mentioned in this thread to see what else is out there that might be up my alley... 


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^The new Overkill album slays, it's my AOTY as of right now (Though Power Trip's Nightmare Logic comes close).
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How is the new Wintersun?

None of my local or mall record stores had the cd today, so I had to order it online, should be here next week sometime.
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Metal/hard rock albums I've bought this year so far, though I've heard a lot more...

GODS OF VIOLENCE - KREATOR
ATONEMENT - IMMOLATION
SERVUS - BATHSHEBA
HERE NOW, THERE THEN - DOOL
EMBERS OF A DYING WORLD - MORS PRINCIPIUM EST
THE GRINDING WHEEL- OVERKILL
HEARTLESS- PALLBEARER
SACRAMENTS TO THE SONS OF THE ABYSS - RITUALIZATION
OBITUARY - OBITUARY
OBSIDIAN ARC - PILLORIAN
EMPEROR OF SAND - MASTODON
ABREACTION - SVART CROWN
WICK - ROYAL THUNDER
WINTER - FEN
REVOLUTION ON REPEAT - TROUBLED HORSE
FOR THE FALLEN - MEMORIAM
II: MORPHOSIS - LANTERN
DEMONIZATION - LOCK UP
SHADOW ARCHETYPE - EVOCATION
WITH PRIMEVAL FORCE - VAMPIRE
SACRED - OBSESSED
THE SOURCE - AYREON
THE DOOMSDAY KINGDOM - DOOMSDAY KINGDOM
ADVENIANS - HIDEOUS DIVINITY
GODLESS PHROPHETS & THE MIGRANT FLORA - DARKEST HOUR
THE REPROBATE - FIRESPAWN
OF THE DARK LIGHT - SUFFOCATION
HURRICANES AND HALOS -AVATARIUM
BEFORE THE GATES OF GOMORRAH - APOSTATE VIATICUM
DYSANGELIUM - ENSNARED
APEX - UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
FEAR THOSE WHO FEAR HIM - VALLENFYRE
INCORRUBTIBLE - ICED EARTH
SIX - DREAM EVIL
ANTICULT - DECAPITATED
VENGEFUL ASCENSION - GOATWHORE
BLOOD OFFERINGS - NECROT

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I'm at 50 reviews for 2017 albums now. I've heard quite a lot more but not reviewed them yet though. I've mostly focused on the releases I really like this year (with a few exceptions) so there are a lot more high scores than low ones.

1. Progenie Terrestre Pura - oltreLuna (Atmospheric Black Metal), 5.0. (Review)
2. MindMaze - Resolve (Progressive Power Metal), 5.0. (Review)
3. Ayreon - The Source (Progressive Metal), 5.0. (Review)
4. Esoctrilihum - Mystic Echo From a Funeral Dimension (Atmospheric Black Metal), 5.0. (Review)
5. Locust Leaves - A Subtler Kind of Light (Progressive Metal), 5.0. (Review)
6. Madrost - The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh (Technical Thrash Metal), 5.0. (Review)
7. Fen - Winter (Atmospheric Black Metal), 5.0. (Review)
8. Iced Earth - Incorruptible (US Power/Heavy Metal), 4.5. (Review)
9. Tchornobog - Tchornobog (Black/Death Metal), 4.5. (Review)
10. Ungfell - Tôtbringære (Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
11. Saturndust - RLC (Doom Metal), 4.5. (Review)
12. Vandroya - Beyond the Human Mind (Progressive Power Metal), 4.5. (Review)
13. The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom (Traditional Doom Metal), 4.5. (Review)
14. Pure Wrath - Ascetic Eventide (Atmospheric Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
15. White Ward - Futility Report (Jazzy Blackgaze), 4.5. (Review)
16. Kalmankantaja - Demonwoods (Atmospheric Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
17. Divine Element - Thaurachs of Borsu (Melodic Death Metal), 4.5. (Review)
18. Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon (Brutal Technical Death Metal), 4.5. (Review)
19. Lorn - Arrayed Claws (Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
20. Severoth - Forestpaths (Atmospheric Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
21. Mesarthim - Presence (Atmospheric Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
22. Xandria - Theater of Dimensions (Symphonic Metal), 4.5. (Review)
23. Todesstoß - Ebne Graun (Depressive Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
24. Saille - Gnosis (Melodic Black Metal), 4.5. (Review)
25. Tina Guo - Game On! (Metal influenced Classical), 4.5. (Review)
26. Unleash the Archers - Apex (Power Metal), 4.0. (Review)
27. Avatarium - Hurricanes and Halos (Heavy Psych), 4.0. (Review)
28. Seven Kingdoms - Decennium (Power Metal), 4.0. (Review)
29. Brume - Rooster (Doom Metal), 4.0. (Review)
30. Bathsheba - Servus (Doom Metal), 4.0. (Review)
31. Grave Digger - Healed by Metal (Power/Heavy Metal), 4.0. (Review)
32. Worthless Life - Conscious in Coma (Depressive Black Metal), 4.0. (Review)
33. Colotyphus - Spiritual Journey of a Forlorn Soul (Atmospheric Black Metal), 4.0. (Review)
34. Nephilim's Howl - Through the Marrow of Human Suffering (Pagan Black Metal), 4.0. (Review)
35. Deus Otiosus - Opposer (Death Metal), 4.0. (Review)
36. Spaceslug - Time Travel Dilemma (Stoner Metal), 4.0. (Review)
37. Fell Ruin - To the Concrete Drifts (Black/Doom Metal), 4.0. (Review)
38. Wolfchant - Bloodwinter (Power Metal), 4.0. (Review)
39. Atlas Pain - What the Oak Left (Folkish Symphonic Metal), 3.5. (Review)
40. Les Chants du Hasard - Les Chants du Hasard (Blackened Classical), 3.5. (Review)
41. Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail I (Heavy Metal), 3.5. (Review)
42. Pyramaze - Contingent (Progressive Metal), 3.5. (Review)
43. Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed II (Atmospheric Black Metal), 3.5. (Review)
44. Alestorm - No Grave But the Sea (Folk Metal), 3.5. (Review)
45. Moongates Guardian - Let Horse Be Bridled, Horn Be Sounded! (Atmospheric Black Metal), 3.5. (Review)
46. Fogalord - Masters of War (Power Metal), 3.0. (Review)
47. Arcane Existence - The Dark Curse (Melodic Black Metal), 3.0. (Review)
48. Ande - Het Gebeente (Atmospheric Black Metal), 3.0. (Review)
49. Autumn Grave - Existence Is No More (Black Metal), 1.5. (Review)
50. Svangur Kvöl - Wreck of the World (Black Metal), 1.0. (Review)
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I am really enjoying the new Accept disc... I think it may be their best since Blood Of The Nations
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Immolation - Atonement (pretty good but too hooky for Immolation)
Fen - Winter (listened a little bit, not ready to form an opinion)
Dying Fetus - Wrong One to Fuck With (good shit, kicks ass)
Cormorant - Diaspora (again, not ready to form an opinion but I love what these guys did in the past)
Cloak of Altering - ​I Reached For The ​​Light That Drowned In Your Mouth (great)

That's it when it comes to metal, I listen to a lot of non-metal stuff lately, hence the laughable list.

EDIT: Ah, I forgot about Elder - Reflections of a Floating World! Awesome stoner doom with a prog edge to it, recommended. 

EDIT2: Ah, and Pallbearer - Heartless. Pretty good, not crazy about it.

EDIT3: Ah, and of course the new Mastodon - Waste of Time. Yeah, a waste of time.

EDIT4: Fuck me if I didn't listen to the new Havok album - Conformicide. Preatty kick ass thrash metal album, but when it comes to the new wave thrash, Vektor still rules.


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I've bought a crap ton of albums this year, but not alot of 2017 releases. I guess I need to get cracking on that.

So far I have:

Aeternam - Ruins Of Empires
Anthriel - Transcendence
Avatarium - Hurricanes And Halos
Iced Earth - Incorruptible
Kobra And The Lotus - Prevail I
MindMaze - Resolve
Mors Principium Est - Embers Of A Dying World
Nocturnal Rites - Phoenix
Pain Of Salvation - In The Passing Light Of Day
Persefone - Aathma
Pyramaze - Contingent
Scardust - Sands Of Time
Serenity - Lionheart
Seven Kingdoms - Decennium
Seven Spires - Solveig
Soen - Lykaia
Threshold - Legends Of The Shires
Unleash The Archers - Apex
Wilson, Steven - To The Bone
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
Witherfall - Nocturnes And Requiems
Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions




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