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Sounds like a very good idea with the MMA channel :-)
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I Vote Time Sig starts a MMA YOUtube Channel Big smile!!!
(I wouldnt have the time, at-least for the next few months).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sheavy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 2012 at 8:01pm
Ahah. I see I jumped the gun on claiming that there was accidently two 2nds and two 6ths. I can't read apparently.
 
 
Also cool idea.
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Originally posted by MAVIIIVAM MAVIIIVAM wrote:

                                                         Alright Metal Heads and Future Collaborators . . .


      :deathbang: The MMA Collaborators Album of the Year 2011 PLAYLIST :deathbang:


   A great way to hear what you missed or get pissed!  I guess it was the year for Sludgy, Proggy, Djenty and maybe
   . . . something completely different Metal.

                              Keep an open mind, an open ear and put the volume WIDE FUCKIN' OPEN!!! 

      Start makin' your list for this year if you think we missed out on YOUR type of Metal Wink  But we hope you enjoy.


                              (Note: Playlist is via-1 of 2 YOUtube Channel accounts I have. Maybe MMA can have a Channel???)
 
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The only one I've heard is The Hunter LOL

I've got some serious listening to to...


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Here was my List for 2011,

I'll post it at the other Best of 2011 too if ya'all dont mind Embarrassed . . .


Well, 2011 . . .

It came and went like an arpeggio down a guitar neck on a Solo!
It wasnt a particular good Year for me on one side, on the other the most Freelance Art gigs I ever got 
within a Year, yet they paid nothing Confused so I hope 2012 will be more prosperous and less stress.
And for others still dealing with last years disappointments (prayers are on-going my friends).

In-turn, I missed out on the extreme side of Metal, as my Internet Station leans to the Prog Metal side
of things, but soft! Let us partake into the realms of complexity, sublime and aggressive behavior
that is . . .

:deathbang:METAL!!!!!!!:guitarbang2:

Here we go . . . My TOP 20 Metal Albums of 2011:
(The Top 6 are on my CD player Weekly) . . .

1. Arch / Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
Everything I want, aggression, complexity, and basically Fates Warning with their original vocalist
extraordinaire John Arch brought through the gate of time to create a contemporary masterpiece.
Its amazing we are to be blessed with an actual FW album with Alder as well!

2. TesseracT - One
These guys are more than a Djent band, full of emotion, and atmospheric bliss all enveloped in
mathematical aggression.

3. Haken - Visions
These Britts are being compared to Dream Theater but I think Haken has more of a
"Proto-Prog/Metal" sound at times, but one minute they are totally Progressive Rock, then Prog
Metal then something else. Great Storytellers and unbelievable musicians, this album could
easily move up in ranks.

4. Opeth - Heritage
Well Opeth are in a space where the old fans are leaving and gaining new ones, pissing off
others but are doing what they want, and I have been a fan since the release of "Still Life".
But this album seems like a natural progression, who knows, the next may be an all out Death
Fest.  I think Akerfeldt and the boys have a firm grasp what Proto-Metal was and could be in our
modern times.  For A HUGE Rainbow/Deep Purple and Uriah Heep fan, I love it.

5. Sun Caged - the Lotus Effect
This one is all over the place, the opening Track is as if Prog met Thrash and Death Metal
sensibilities, as the rest fly from Prog rich ballads and gorgeous melodies of Tech-Prog Metal
prowess. A gorgeous album rich with soundscapes.

6. Subsignal - Touchstones
Well, we have the vocals from Sieges Even and its sound a bit enhanced, again, it can go from
pure Progressive Rock and in the same song, total Prog Metal aggressive passages, yet they are
not DT or Haken.  Full of esoteric lyrics and prose, gorgeous.

7. Alarum - Natural Causes
Man! Was I LATE finding out about this! This is an incredible album, to be treated to this Math Metal
group again is a blessing to the ears and the mind. From Fusion, Djent, Death infused in a Math Metal
structure are Math lessons I would totally show up on time for :).

8. Andromeda - Manifest Tyranny
Andromeda, like Sun Caged is soo consistent with quality, you wonder if they are human. But
Andromeda have always teetered on Math Metal territory, but manage to make things Technical yet
digestible with plenty of aggression.

9. Leprous - Bilateral
Yes, they can be "Opeth-like" yet add that Proto-Metal aspect again, a tinge of Gothic spices and even
some technical brilliance, atmospheres and total full-fucking aggression's.  The vocals seal the deal.

10. Voyager - The meaning of I
These guys came out of nowhere, some tight technical playing in this Prog Metal outfit, this is a band
to watch in the future, I really like the vocals as he plays within some interesting melodies.

11. Dynahead - YOUniverse
Starting off as a Brazilian Meshuggah-like Math Metal Band, the sophomore effort finds the same yet
exploring the space with some beautiful work within the brutality.  This one may move up the ranks as
well.

12. Eumeria - Rebel Mind
Another that will move up as I have been enjoying these new guys on the block, with their dose of Tech-
Prog Metal.  But they have a unique sound that has me listening again and again.

13. Vangough - Kingdom of Ruin
Vangough have been around a few years and gathering a following.  This time around you can hear the
obvious growth and maturity without losing their soul, and are destined to be a name in the Prog Metal
world.

14. Borealis - Fall from Grace
Seems these Prog Metallers have been around a few years too, but their big debut is one that has a
young fresh sound, but musicianship beyond their years.  Another to watch grow into greatness.

15. Myrath - Tales of the Sand
The Tunisian Marauders strike again!  This one is growing on me more and more and will be yet
another to rise in the ranks.  The indigenous instruments just add soo much to their music to make
them stand apart from the rest.

16. Continuo Renacer - The Great Escape
So many "Djent" Instrumental Bands have come these past few years, but these Spaniards were
doing this since 2004 with their Math Metal along with the likes of Gordian Knot, Canvas Solaris and
Spiral Architect - just without the vocals.  It was thought we'd have to wait a millennium- like a new
Spiral Architect album, but we got Confessor, Cynic, Atheist, Mekong Delta and now Continuo beating
them to the punch (With Watchtower and Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects II coming soon!). 
This is another great album sure to wow its listeners. A Math/Fusion album of EPIC proportions.

17. Symphony X - Iconoclast
I know many want them to go back to their more "Neo-Classical/Power Metal" days but I think these
guys just keep growing, and if more aggressive, so be it! But man, they still know how to create solid
"ballads" as Russel leads the way with his Godly vocals.  And that its a Concept album about the
Madness of Computers/Ai Machines . . . I'm there to sit and listen.

18. Redemption - This Mortal Coil
Redemption has been one to be a consistent force in Prog Metal, with beautifully constructed melodies
that can turn aggressive and beautiful to majestic and epic.  This Album is growing on me and those
are the ones who usually last the test of time.

19.  Dream Theater - A Dramatic turn of Events
It would be hard to NOT include DT in my list after being a huge fan since "When Day and Dream Unite"
(on LP!).  But I must say it, without Portnoy and his ASTOUNDING Fills and drum compositions, I just
feel part of DT's "Soul" is gone.  But the music is lush, huge and all DT. But let us see what Mangini can
write for the next album . . . I'm willing and ready.  But I cant help to hope Portnoy is asked back, but I
think we could only imagine what Minneman, Wildoer and Donatti couldve enhanced to re-invent them.

20. Obscura - Omniviume
I need to soak this one up more but again, they just dont disappoint.  Some great extreme Math/Death
Metal with VERY Progressive characteristics to the 10th power.  Some complexity with groove and left
turns to keep it cerebrally  interesting.


Honourable Mentions.
These can  easily take over some spots as I am still in need to purchase these and devour them
after a few weeks:

21. Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
22. Primus - Green Naugahyde
23. Cynic - Carbon Based Anatomy
26. Mekong Delta - Wanderer at the edge of Time
27. Diamond Plate - Generation Why?
28. Anubis Gate - self titled
29. Devin Townsends Projects
30. Riverside-Memories In My Head 
. . . sorry I missed out on the more Avant-Garde and other extremes Embarrassed.

If you are feeling adventurous, please go here as I created a link from my YOUtube account as a playable
Same order as my List above Big smile.


I hope all enjoy and have a Full-Fucking Aggressive New Year!  :guitarbang2:
. . . but with a lot of goodness thrown in Wink.

Also:
Here is my List and Playlist for my Top 20 Progressive Rock Albums of 2011 . . .

List:

Playlist:

. . . almost the same as above Smile.




Edited by MAVIIIVAM - 04 Feb 2012 at 5:29pm
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Just a heads up: honourable is written  honourabl.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MAVIIIVAM Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Feb 2012 at 5:28pm
Youre kidding right???

You made a post JUST for that . . .

Yet all this time (I've bit my tongue since you put it up) if you look at your own Banner 
"CATHOLIC CHURCH" it says:
"So Metal The Workship Inverted Crosses". (and, So Metal? Soo Metal . . . Wink).

By the way, as an American, I'm supposed to spell it as "Honorable" but I also spell color as "colour"
as the rest of the World Tongue.
I have no problem editing my stuff (which I do CONSTANTLY Tongue)  But yours will take longer :laugh:.






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The winner is now placed on the frontpage of MMA. Better late than neverSmile.
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Nice!

A Band that deserves recognition all these years Big smile.  And a Fates Warning album soon!

. . . damn it, I peed me Kilt! Embarrassed
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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

The winner is now placed on the frontpage of MMA. Better late than neverSmile.


Fashionably late!
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And was posted at the Arch / Matheos FB Page by me . . .

Then the guys themselves Big smile
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I simply don┤t understand how to read Facebook pages. They are completely confusing to me.
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I was really sad by knowing I wasn't able to vote, I've been in so many things this last year and a half that I barely now what I'm doing anymore LOL

Even Colin (Triceratopsoil) warned me about it Unhappy (thanks again btw)

I guess I wasn't metal enough on 2011, cause on those 20 names I've listened 3 of them, and disliked a lot of 2 Embarrassed

In my 2011 list I would vote for:

- Opeth (but as a Progger, that would be obvious LOL)
- Cangašo (http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/cangaco.aspx), their first EP was released last year and WoW, by the way, it can be free downloaded on their Myspace.
- Dr. Sin deserves a vote on my side as well, Animal is a very very good album.

And many of you will now say out loud 'WTF THIS GUY'S SAYING?!?!' but I would vote up for Lulu, for sure, I almost love it Smile

I'll try to be more present here guys, well, I'm still doing minor fixes here and there Handshake


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