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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jan 2021 at 11:52am
I have a late addition too. I need to add the band yet, but this is absolutely brilliant!


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Hail Spirit Noir are going to take some beating.
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Got a full 30 albums now. Still some to hear again if I can find the time and probably yet more I've missed. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bosh66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2021 at 6:41am
I’m not sure I have 30. I’ll have heard more than 30 but not sure I’ve procured that many from last year. Won’t be far off I’m guessing.
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I only own 10 out of my 30. 2 of them digital. 

I bought a ton of music last year but it was mostly older stuff that Dodax had cheap. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BitterJalapeno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2021 at 7:05am
I'm still in the early 20s but I'm hoping I can squeeze a couple more in. I'll be more on the ball for the 2021 list. Some big names dropping albums this year hopefully.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vim Fuego Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2021 at 1:15pm
Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

I only own 10 out of my 30. 2 of them digital. 

I bought a ton of music last year but it was mostly older stuff that Dodax had cheap. 

I own precisely 1. That's the Macabre album.
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^ I buy far too much, I own all of them in mine.
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Money is an issue with me, and I tend to buy more films than music currently.

I'm trying to limit my purchasing either way to what I can pay off in Amazon gift cards, which I have a ways to earn online now (I've completely paid off my first two 2021 CD pre-orders through these). But sometimes there's too good a steal on ebay and I end up digging into the bank account. Hopefully I won't be paying any 'real' money for any new albums all year though. 
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So how many of you will be withholding votes from Demons & Wizards because of Jon Schaffer? 
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Never got around to buying it so thankfully I don’t have that dilemma, Alex. You?
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I'll be voting for it. 
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I hope that no one who would have voted for Demons & Wizards doesn't decide not to because of Jon's actions outside of music. Unlike Iced Earth, D&W are 50/50 Schaffer/Kürsch and Hansi doesn't deserve to be tainted by association. 
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That's my thinking too, though I would also still vote for Iced Earth if it was a good album.

Luckily they didn't release one last year. 

I'm working my list out right now and currently Demons & Wizards is only just outside of my top 10.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2021 at 6:02am
^Good music is good music regardless of who made it, but there are of course some band´s with an image or lyrics that you just can´t stomach (Nazi, gore, or preachy Christian/satanic content for some people). But that´s still about the art and not about who the person is IRL.

I for example still enjoy some of Phil Spector´s productions, although he was arguably not the most sympathetic person IRL (and not to mention a convicted murderer).
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Anyone else have the following thoughts while doing this?

'Okay, I'm done.'

'Wait...I forget <album>'

Repeat. 

LOL

Just nearly forgot to put in Sepultura, personally. Might be because I still can't believe they made something as strong as Quadra after all this time. It's made me appreciate their last couple more as well. 
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Less over what I've heard and more what I haven't even checked out. 

Just relistened to Sepultura and I've greatly impressed. It will upset something on my list. 
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And that's me done, I think.

Still got a few days if I remember anything else.

A few unlucky ones that I have rated at 3.5 or higher that didn't make my top 30:

Uada - Djinn
Glacier - The Passing of Time
Wake - Devouring Ruin
Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic
Burning Witches - Dance With the Devil
Nightwish - Human. :II: Nature.
Haken - Virus
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psydye Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2021 at 6:34am
I'm probably not going to have that many as I haven't listened to a lot of 2020 releases yet(though I could be wrong...my memory is awful). Lovebites will certainly be on there though. Also, I NEED to check out that Sodom album! Didn't even realize they had a new one out!Shocked
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Originally posted by Alex Alex wrote:

Uada - Djinn


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