MetalMusicArchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home >Metal Music Lounges >Top 10s and lists
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - 2017 in metal so far
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

2017 in metal so far

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 234
Author
Message
adg211288 View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Black Metal, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 20532
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2017 at 1:56am
Definitely looking like 2017 belongs to doom metal based on the current 2017 chart on RYM. I need to give that Ruins of Beverast album some more listens. Spectral Voice review is lined up next. 

Back to Top
Vim Fuego View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Death, T/S/G, Grind, VA Teams

Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Location: Canterbury, NZ
Status: Offline
Points: 4766
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Oct 2017 at 2:56am
The Ruins of Beverast is a real grower. When I reviewed it I was initially going to give it a 3 and ended up with a 5.
Back to Top
adg211288 View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Black Metal, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 20532
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Oct 2017 at 6:51am
I've done a little bit of re-ordering within rating tiers and I may adjust a few scores to realign with my rating system before the year's end, but I present my 70 album review list (four reviews still waiting to be posted publicly - will put one up this evening or tomorrow morning). 

Back to Top
Sisslith View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Power & Neo, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 03 Sep 2016
Location: Spain
Status: Offline
Points: 1154
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sisslith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Oct 2017 at 9:50am
Very nice list! I need to listen to some of those albums before the year ends.
Only the dead have seen the end of war.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
Back to Top
TheHeavyMetalCat View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Black and Death Metal Teams

Joined: 20 Nov 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 1761
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheHeavyMetalCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Nov 2017 at 12:00pm
I'm pretty bad at rating the new stuff I've heard, but I'm spent a bit of time today going through and cataloguing everything in prearation for the best of year vote.

In no order except for star rating groupings and I can't be sure that I haven't left something off.

Current top album:

Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors of Unbeing

5.0

Lovebites - Awakening from Abyss
Wode - Servants of the Countercosmos
Paradise Lost - Medusa
Progenie Terrestre Pura - oltreLuna
Ayreon - The Source
White Ward - Futility Report
Pure Wrath - Ascetic Eventide

4.5

TodesstoƟ - Ebne Graun
Wolves in the Thron Room - Thrice Woven
Tchornobog - Tchornobog
Iced Earth - Incorruptible
Fen - Winter
Locust Leaves - A Subtler Kind of Light
Hour of Penance - Cast The First Stone
Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
Unleash the Archers - Apex
Rage - Seasons of the Black
Ruby the Hatchet - Plantary Space Child
Esoctrilihum -  Mystic Echo From A Funeral Dimension
Havukruunu - Kelle Surut Soi
Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
Hideous Divinity - Adveniens
Devil Electric - Devil Electric
The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom
Anubis Gate - Covered in Black
Threshold - Legends of the Shires
MindMaze - Resolve

4.0

Enslaved - E
Belphegor - Totenritual
Cnoc An Tursa - The Forty Five
Black Anvil - As Was
Carach Angren - Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten
Kalmankantaja - Demonwoods
Sun of the Sleepless - To the Elements
Fellwarden - Fellwarden
Severoth - Forestpaths
Au-Dessus - End of Chapter
Wiegedood -  De doden hebben het goed II
The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy
Highland - Loyal to the Nightsky
Asagraum - Potestas Magicum Diaboli
Diaspora - Cormorant
Bezmir - Void
Fell Ruin - To the Concrete Drifts
Wormwood - Ghostlands: Wounds From a Bleeding Earth
Horn - Turm Am Hang
Lorn - Arrayed Claws
Saille - Gnosis
Archspire - Relentless Mutation
Dark Matter Secret - Perfect World Creation
Ulsect - Ulsect
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Myrkur - Mareridt
The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
Bathsheba - Servus
Argus - From Fields of Fire
Orden Ogan - Gunmen
Vandroya - Beyond the Human Mind
DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity
Seven Kingdoms - Decennium
Anthriel - Transcendence
Galactic Empire - Galactic Empire
Hair of the Dog - This World Turns
Black Country Communion - BCCIV
Avatarium - Hurricanes and Halos
Madrost - The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh
Droid - Terrestrial Mutations
Overkill - The Grinding Wheel

3.5

Blut Aus Nord - Deus Salutis MeƦ
Arch Enemy - Will to Power
Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Kalmankantaja - Routamaa
Vature - Misery's to Regret
Time Lurker - Time Lurker
Veldes - The Bitterness Prophecy
Death Fortress - Triumph of the Undying
Nephilim's Howl - Through the Marrow of Human Suffering
Black Cilice - Banished from Time
Laster - Ons vrije fatum
Anakim - Monuments to Departed Worlds
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons
Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon
Ex Deo -  The Immortal Wars
Sunless - Urraca
Exocrine - Ascension
Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence
Accept - The Rise of Chaos
Adrenaline Mob - We Are the People
Kobra and the Lotus - Prevail I
Crystal Viper - Queen of the Witches
Grave Digger - Healed by Metal
Pyramaze - Contingent
Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
Royal Blood - How Did We Get So Dark?
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic

3.0

Satyricon - Deep Calleth upon Deep
Eskapism - Tales of Elder Forest
Au Champs Des Morts - Dans la joie
Weregoat - Pestilential Rites Of Infernal Fornification
Royal Thunder - Wick
Annihilator - For the Demented
Wreche - Wreche
Jute Gyte - Oviri

2.5

Ex Eye - Ex Eye

2.0

Vattnet - Vattnet

1.5

Lonely Star - My Personal Heaven

1.0

Ghost Bath - Starmourner

0.5

If I Could Kill Myself - Ballad of the Broken
Back to Top
adg211288 View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Black Metal, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 20532
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2017 at 1:12pm
Nice list Ashley, there's a few there I still want to check out. 

That Lovebites album may be about to dethrone oltreLune on my 2017 list. Been writing a review on and off for a day or two now, piecing bits together, listening to it over and over. I thought it was going to settle on a 4.5, but then I cracked up the volume for my current listen which has sealed the deal on a 5.0. 
Back to Top
TheHeavyMetalCat View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Black and Death Metal Teams

Joined: 20 Nov 2015
Status: Offline
Points: 1761
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheHeavyMetalCat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2017 at 2:36pm
It's a really good one. Surprised me completely considering the Japanese all female scene has a bit of a reputation for being influenced by j-pop.
Back to Top
adg211288 View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Black Metal, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 20532
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2017 at 2:45pm
^ Which they kind of look like they're going to be playing from the promo pictures (I even googled all girl j-pop groups to make sure I wouldn't out of line pointing this out in my upcoming review and lo and behold their picture came up). In a way though that gives the album all the more impact when you realise that they're pretty far removed from everything else that's come before them in that growing scene. 
Back to Top
DippoMagoo View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Power & Neo, Goth & Symph, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 31 Aug 2014
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 2824
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DippoMagoo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2017 at 3:10pm
I finally reached 100 albums on my RYM list, which is probably going to be my goal for future lists at this point, since I'm listening to music a lot less than I was in the past few years. Here's an updated list of my metal/rock albums rated for this year, now with a revised rating system:

5.0:
Ayreon - The Source
Serenity - Lionheart
Ensiferum - Two Paths
Lovebites - Awakening from Abyss
Brothers of Metal - Prophecy of Ragnarok
Mindmaze - Resolve

4.5:
Wind Rose - Stonehymn
Bloodbound - War of Dragons
Xandria - Theater of Dimensions
Palantir - Lost Between Dimensions
Progenie Terrestre Pura -oltreLuna
Carach Angren - Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten
Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire
Anthriel - Transcendence
Mindmaze - Beyond the Human Mind
Beast in Black - Berserker
Atlas Pain - What the Oak Left 
Keldian - Darkness and Light
Alestorm - No Grave but the Sea
Persefone - Aathma
Rage - Seasons of the Black
Cryonic Temple - Into the Glorious Battle

4.0:
Dragonforce - Reaching Into Infinity
Victorius - Heart of the Phoenix
Metalite - Heroes in Time
Madrost - The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh
Bare Infinity - The Butterfly Raiser
Galderia - Return of the Cosmic Men
Majesty - Rebels
Altair - Descending: A Devilish Comedy
Power Quest - Sixth Dimension
Dragonfly - Genesis
Ignea - The Sign of Faith
Noumena - Myrrys
Iced Earth - Incorruptible
Kingfisher Sky - To Turn the Tables
Angel Nation - Aeon
Exit Eden - Rhapsodies in Black
Harlott - Extinction
Fen - Winter
Kaledon - Carnagus - Emperor of the Darkness
Crimfall - Amain
Dragony - Lords of the Hunt
Hell in the Club - See You on the Dark Side
Firewind - Immortals
Stamina - System of Power
Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
Mechina - As Embers Turn to Dust
Unleash the Archers - Apex
Battle Beast - Bringer of Pain
Solaris - Reunion
Crimson Sun - The Spirit of Unchainable
Kreator - Gods of Violence

3.5:
Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
Eagleheart - Reverse
Orden Ogan - Gunmen
Anubis Gate - Covered in Black
Signum Regis - Decennium Primium
Adagio - Life
Mutiny Within - Origins
Secret Sphere - The Nature of Time
Aldaria - Land of Light
Grave Digger - Healed by Metal
Saille - Gnosis
Cellador - Off the Grid
Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence
Seven Kingdoms - Decennium
Ancestral - Master of Fate
Witherfall - Nocturnes and Requiems
Stormhammer - Welcome to the End
Wolfchant - Bloodwinter
Pyramaze - Contingent
Wolfpakk - Wolves Reign
Avatarium - Hurricanes and Halos
Blaze Bayley - Endure and Survive (Infinite Entanglement Part II)
The Murder of My Sweet - Echoes of the Aftermath
Edenbridge - The Great Momentum
Soen - Lykaia
Blood Stain Child - Tri Odyssey

3.0:
Amberian Dawn - Darkness of Eternity
Masterplan - Pumpkings
Fogalord - Masters of War
Lancer - Mastery
Nocturnal Rise - Phoenix
Stone Sour - Hydrograde
Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom
John Frum - A Stirring in the Noos
Crystal Viper - Queen of the Witches

2.5: 
Insatia - Phoenix Aflame
Next to None - Phases
Annihilator - For the Demented
Mastercastle - Wine of Heaven
SikTh - The Future in Whose Eyes?
Astral Doors - Black Eyed Children

1.5:
Arthemis - Blood Fury Domination

1.0: 
Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day

Back to Top
adg211288 View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Black Metal, Prog/AG Teams

Joined: 05 Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 20532
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adg211288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Nov 2017 at 3:19pm
I'm on 154 total heard with 73 reviewed. Had 80 reviewed for last year, but a handful of those have come after the event, so I'm expecting this to be my best year in a while if I can keep the pace up, since 2015 was the year of the burnout. It's probably past the time I add unreviewed 2016 releases into my main list to be honest: I have a few unranked that I've actually got the CD of even. 
Back to Top
rushfan4 View Drop Down
MMA Special Collaborator
MMA Special Collaborator
Avatar
Errors and Omissions Team

Joined: 25 Mar 2010
Location: Michigan
Status: Offline
Points: 7484
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rushfan4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Nov 2017 at 12:51pm
Here is a preliminary list of nonprog albums from my records at ProgFreak.  Not all metal and doesn't include the prog metal albums, but when I tried delineating by "metal" it listed all of my albums from 2017.



  I don't know why the formula won't sort out only the metal albums.  ???  I would like to have included prog metal albums too.


Edited by rushfan4 - 22 Nov 2017 at 1:05pm
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 234
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.16
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.214 seconds.