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Topic: 2013 in Metal
Posted By: adg211288
Subject: 2013 in Metal
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 3:10pm
This topic is obligatory is it not? And we had one for 2012 in 2012 before this date so it's overdue!

I believe I've been slower in 2013 than I was in 2012 for reviewing new releases, but I hit 20 today. Here is my equally obligatory Rate Your Music list of them:  http://rateyourmusic.com/list/adg211288/2013_album_rankings" rel="nofollow - http://rateyourmusic.com/list/adg211288/2013_album_rankings

What albums from 2013 have you enjoyed so far? What are you looking forward to. Discuss here.


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 3:19pm
Well...I haven´t really begun reviewing many of the 2013 promos I have lying around, so these are the only albums I´ve had time to review (not all reviews are posted yet):
 
1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
 
I´m not too crazy about the Helloween album, although it´s certainly decent, but the other releases have been quite a pleasure to review...


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Posted By: Daysbetween
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 3:39pm
I have enjoyed quite a few new releases already.

Enforcer - Death By Fire
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
Manilla Road - Mysterium
Rotting Christ -  Κατά τον δαίμονα του εαυτού
Voivod - Target Earth (worse cover art of the year)

Lots more to come including Ghost & Dream Theater.



Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 3:53pm
Here's my list over at RYM so far: http://rateyourmusic.com/list/J_Man/2013s_best_albums" rel="nofollow - http://rateyourmusic.com/list/J_Man/2013s_best_albums

I've heard a lot of other great releases that I haven't had the chance to review yet, but I'm hoping to get on those soon. The new Suffocation is something I've really been enjoying lately. Thumbs Up


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 4:22pm
All I've heard in full so far has been the new Tomahawk, Voivod, and Steven Wilson (which is not metal).  I've enjoyed them all though.

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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 5:20pm
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

 I´m not too crazy about the Helloween album, although it´s certainly decent, but the other releases have been quite a pleasure to review...

I thought it was solid but patchy. Some songs stood as some of the best from the Deris era for me but others as some of the worst. I gave it a 4 star range rating in the end but for me its a definite step down from their last couple of releases. 


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Posted By: VargTheViking
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 6:42pm
What I have listened to so far:
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
Katalepsy - Autopsychosis
Manilla Road - Mysterium
Voivod - Target Earth

I liked 7 Sinners quite a deal more than Straight Out of Hell. That being said, it definitely has it's moments. So far I'd have to say my favourite of 2012 is Voivod's. I find myself going back to it and enjoying it just as much as the listen before. The new Darkthrone and Manilla Road are kickass too. Katalepsy released a pretty awesome album. I'm waiting to get the new Rotting Christ in the mail before I listen to it.

I find this year is pretty slow for me so far, considering I've only listened to 5 albums. There's a couple I need to get around to checking out (Suffocation's newest in particular).


Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2013 at 8:06pm
holy grail ride the void

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2013 at 6:42am
Alright then I´ve just finished my review of the new free Meshuggah EP, so now my list looks like this:
 
1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
6. Meshuggah - Pitch Black


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Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2013 at 8:55am
I'm waiting for new The Ruins of Beverast and Nokturnal Mortum.

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2013 at 9:16am
I´m listening to this one right now, which I received as a promo from Prosthetic Records:
NERO DI MARTE - Nero di Marte cover
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...quite a great surprise...sounds like a mix between Gojira and Ulcerate...
 


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2013 at 9:27am
I always have the following 2013 releases I've heard but haven't reviewed yet:

Attacker - Giants of Canaan
Lightning Swords of Death - Baphometic Chaosivm

And a lot of promos I haven't even listened to yet. 

These are the albums I'm looking forward to though:

A Sound of Thunder - Time's Arrow 
Avantasia - The Mystery of Time 
Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction 
Gamma Ray - Master of Confusion (EP)
Project: Roenwolfe - Neverwhere Dreamscape



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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: 08 Mar 2013 at 12:47pm
These have been my very favorite this year:

Riverside - Shrine of New Generation Slaves
Portal - Vexovoid
Saille - Ritu



Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 09 Mar 2013 at 12:44pm
I really like the new Riverside, though it's probably the least metal of their albums.

The new Stratovarius is pretty decent, not great, but decent. I've liked all 3 albums that have Matias Kupiainen on guitar. I can't say the same about the Tolkki era...

edit: The new Circle II Circle is very good, I'd put it up there with their debut or Burden Of Truth (my personal fav)


I just got the new Steven Wilson in the mail, the plastic wrap is still on it as I type this....


Posted By: renkls
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 8:27am
I'm looking forward to the final Monolithe album in the series, which is in production at the moment, scheduled for release later this year (hopefully)


Posted By: neckbeck
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 9:13am
In Vain's so gooood


Posted By: stroberg27
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 11:40am
Its not really Metal more along the lines of Power Violence I would say but it is amazing I would say Abandon All Life by Nails is the best I've heard this year so far.
Soilworks new album is pretty good though Melodic Death Metal isn't really my thing, and Suffocation's new album is pretty good, their best album since their reformation in my opinion.


Posted By: stroberg27
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 11:43am
Also I found Portal's new album rather disappointing to be honest, I mean its good, just not up to the standards of their previous full lengths.


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2013 at 12:18pm
I´m pretty interested in the new Nails...the last one was a kick in the faceHeadbanger

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 10:08am
I saw the new Nails CD in a record store a week or two ago, but didn't pick it up. I've been meaning to check out Nails for a while now. Too much music, too little time! LOL


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Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 29 Mar 2013 at 10:57am
Originally posted by stroberg27 stroberg27 wrote:

Also I found Portal's new album rather disappointing to be honest, I mean its good, just not up to the standards of their previous full lengths.

I've only listened to it once, but yeah it doesn't leave the same impression as the other ones.


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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 30 Mar 2013 at 8:52am

Two albums I desperately waiting for the releases in Brazil:

Voivod - Target Earth (will be released here in the end of April)

Cathedral - The Last Spire (who knows...Disapprove)



Posted By: DefinitionOfHatred
Date Posted: 06 Apr 2013 at 10:00am
So far the only remarkable 2013 release I've heard was Abandon All Life by Nails. Some brutally ferocious negative hardcore it must be said. But now that I see it seems that I've lost a few...I didn't know the new Suffocation and SFU had come out yet. I also need to invest time in the new Byzantine.

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Posted By: vmoore
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 12:34am
  bought and listened to disarm the decent by killswitch engage today and holy fucking shit that album is so fucking good that once you listen to it you won't want it to end

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 4:11am
My new updated list is this:
 
1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
6. Meshuggah - Pitch Black
7. Nero di Marte - Nero di Marte
8. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
9. Call of the Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path
10. Fen - Dustwalker
11. Blockheads - This World is Dead
12. Splice - Mythological Deviance
13. Infernal Poetry - Paraphiliac
14. Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside
 
...I´d say out of those it´s the Inter Arma album that has left the most positive impression...but there are quite a few good albums among them.


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2013 at 4:44am
Here's my list of reviewed albums, followed by those I've heard but have yet to place:

  1. Vandroya - One
  2. Wolfchant - Embraced by Fire
  3. Fen - Dustwalker
  4. In Vain - Ænigma
  5. Mortillery - Origin of Extinction
  6. Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction
  7. Saille - Ritu
  8. Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment
  9. Fallujah - -Nomadic-
  10. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
  11. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
  12. Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour)
  13. Derdian - Limbo
  14. Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial
  15. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time
  16. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide
  17. MindMaze - Mask of Lies
  18. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
  19. Darkened Nocturn Sluaghtercult - Necrovision
  20. Gloryhammer - Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
  21. Lancer - Lancer
  22. Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning
  23. The Prophecy - Salvation
  24. Nightfall - Cassiopeia
  25. Vreid - Welcome Farewell
  26. Kingcrow - In Crescendo
  27. Sonic Reign - Monument in Black
  28. Corpus Mortale - FleshCraft
  29. Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms
  30. Æther Realm - One Chosen by the Gods
  31. Aeon Zen - Enigma
  32. My Soliloquy - The Interpreter
  33. Deceptor - Chains of Delusion
  34. Lecherous Nocturn - Behold Almighty Doctrine
  • Attacker - Giants of Canaan
  • Lightning Swords of Death - Bapthometic Chaosivm
  • Memory Garden - Doomain
  • Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars
  • Tony C. - The Existential Frame



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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2013 at 12:38am


I dig it


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2013 at 4:09am
...and finally got around to giving the new Voivod enough spins to write a review. Nice comeback to my ears...

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Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2013 at 5:32pm
Oh my gods, new Summoning!




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Posted By: VargTheViking
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2013 at 6:31pm
^ I'm looking forward to hearing the new Summoning. The trailer sounds pretty epic.

The new Rotting Christ is a pretty awesome album. That being said my expectations were very high and a small part of me feels underwhelmed. It's definitely still one of the best I have had a chance to hear so far this year. I got the new Krypts in the mail today and holy shit is it crushing. I knew I would like it, but I wasn't so sure if it would wow me. I'm pretty blown away by it.

I got a few other 2012 releases coming. I'll wait until they arrive until I touch up on those.


Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 11 Apr 2013 at 9:19pm
Well, to increase my excitement for new music, new song from The Ruins of Beverast



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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2013 at 7:20pm
both the new Amorphis & the new Sacred Mother Tongue get released on April 30th Smile

I just ordered both of 'em. The new Amorphis sounds like there's alot more death metal growls, from the youtube lyric videos I've listened to.

The new Sacred Mother Tongue............Andy James!!! Headbanger



Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2013 at 6:49am
I just got the new Serenity, gave it one listen.

It's a good album if you like Serenity / or Kamelot-like power metal, but I don't think it's as good as their albums 'Fallen Sanctuary' or 'Death & Legacy'.

Maybe 3.5 stars at best. But that's on 1 listen...




Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2013 at 10:15am
I´ve been listening to the new Soilwork recently and boy is that a great album. I´m actually a bit surprised that I like it so much, but it´s just so great I can´t help myselfLOL

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2013 at 7:21am
In no particular order, these are the 2013 albums that I´ve now listened to and reviewed:

1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
6. Meshuggah - Pitch Black
7. Nero di Marte - Nero di Marte
8. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
9. Call of the Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path
10. Fen - Dustwalker
11. Blockheads - This World is Dead
12. Splice - Mythological Deviance
13. Infernal Poetry - Paraphiliac
14. Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside
15. Voivod - Target Earth
16. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
17. Devourment - Conceived in Sewage
 
2013 is looking pretty good so far, but there are still long to go before the year is over. out of the above it´s the new Soilwork album that has impressed me the most. The Inter Arma album is great too and the new Voivod is quite the comeback to my ears...


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Posted By: adace
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 2:02am
Favorites so far, no particular order:

1. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
2. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
3. Fen - Dustwalker
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Paysage d'Hiver - Das Tor
6. Amorphis - Circle
7. Byzantine - Byzantine
8. Anciients - Heart of Oak
9. Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
10. Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent
11. Nails - Abandon All Life
12. Intronaut - Habitual Levitations
13. Amiensus - Restoration
14. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
15. Cult of Luna - Vertikal
16. Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle
17. Boris - Praparat




Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 2:12am
How is that Anciients album? I heard a sample and it sounded really great. Like a more progressive version of latter day Mastodon?

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Posted By: adace
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2013 at 3:03am
Yeah, it's pretty much Mastodon meets Opeth. Definitely check the whole thing. I saw them live too. They ruled.


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2013 at 1:50pm
I hit 40 albums reviewed today, here's my updated list.
  1. Vandroya - One
  2. Wolfchant - Embraced by Fire
  3. Fen - Dustwalker
  4. In Vain - Ænigma
  5. Mortillery - Origin of Extinction
  6. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars
  7. Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction
  8. Saille - Ritu
  9. Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment
  10. Fallujah - -Nomadic-
  11. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
  12. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
  13. Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour)
  14. Derdian - Limbo
  15. Todtgelichter - Apnoe
  16. Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial
  17. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time
  18. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide
  19. MindMaze - Mask of Lies
  20. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
  21. Darkened Nocturn Sluaghtercult - Necrovision
  22. Gloryhammer - Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
  23. Lancer - Lancer
  24. Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning
  25. The Prophecy - Salvation
  26. Nightfall - Cassiopeia
  27. Memory Garden - Doomain
  28. Vreid - Welcome Farewell
  29. Kingcrow - In Crescendo
  30. Sonic Reign - Monument in Black
  31. Freedoms Reign - Freedoms Reign
  32. Corpus Mortale - FleshCraft
  33. Attacker - Giants of Canaan
  34. Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms
  35. Æther Realm - One Chosen by the Gods
  36. Aeon Zen - Enigma
  37. Blood Tsunami - For Faen!
  38. My Soliloquy - The Interpreter
  39. Deceptor - Chains of Delusion
  40. Lecherous Nocturn - Behold Almighty Doctrine
Albums heard but still to review/place on list:
  • A Hero for the World - A Hero for the World
  • Beyond the Shore - Ghostwatcher
  • Death Dealer - War Master
  • Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (listening now for first time)
  • Lightning Swords of Death - Baphometic Chaosivm
  • Pyrithion - The Burden of Sorrow
  • Tony C. - The Existential Frame


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Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2013 at 8:01am
http://www.terrorizer.com/2013/04/25/satan-life-sentence-stream/" rel="nofollow - http://www.terrorizer.com/2013/04/25/satan-life-sentence-stream/

This is the new Satan, featuring the entire Court in the Act lineup (top 10 NWOBHM album imo).

...aaaand it's fucking awesome heavy metal. seriously. Check out Twenty Twenty Five or my fave Incantations and hear for yourself. Definitely making my top list this year.


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2013 at 12:35pm
Here's an update from me, this time with precise ratings.
  1. Vandroya - One (99%)
  2. Wolfchant - Embraced by Fire (98%)
  3. Fen - Dustwalker (98%)
  4. In Vain - Ænigma (97%)
  5. Mortillery - Origin of Extinction (96%)
  6. Huntress - Starbound Beast (95%)
  7. Trophallaxy - Resilience (95%)
  8. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars (94%)
  9. Judicator - Sleepy Plessow (94%)
  10. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (94%)
  11. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A. (94%)
  12. Death Dealer - War Master (93%)
  13. Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction (93%)
  14. Saille - Ritu (93%)
  15. A Sound of Thunder - Time's Arrow (92%)
  16. Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment (92%)
  17. Fallujah - -Nomadic- (90%)
  18. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness (90%)
  19. Hatchet - Dawn of the End (89%)
  20. Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour) (88%)
  21. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (88%)
  22. Derdian - Limbo (88%)
  23. Todtgelichter - Apnoe (87%)
  24. Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial (87%)
  25. Fejd - Nagelfar (86%)
  26. Serenity - War of Ages (86%)
  27. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time (85%)
  28. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide (85%)
  29. MindMaze - Mask of Lies (84%)
  30. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell (84%)
  31. Artlantica - Across the Seven Seas (84%)
  32. Lonewolf - The Fourth and Final Horseman (84%)
  33. Darkened Nocturn Sluaghtercult - Necrovision (83%)
  34. Gloryhammer - Tales from the Kingdom of Fife (83%)
  35. Lancer - Lancer (83%)
  36. Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning (83%)
  37. Christopher Lee - Charlemagne: The Omens of Death (82%)
  38. The Prophecy - Salvation (82%)
  39. Nightfall - Cassiopeia (82%)
  40. Memory Garden - Doomain (81%)
  41. Artaius - The Fifth Season (81%)
  42. Vreid - Welcome Farewell (81%)
  43. Kingcrow - In Crescendo (81%)
  44. Sonic Reign - Monument in Black (80%)
  45. Tony C. - The Existential Frame (80%)
  46. A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul to Waste (79%)
  47. Edge of Attack - Edge of Attack (79%)
  48. Freedoms Reign - Freedoms Reign (77%)
  49. Corpus Mortale - FleshCraft (75%)
  50. Attacker - Giants of Canaan (74%)
  51. Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms (73%)
  52. Æther Realm - One Chosen by the Gods (73%)
  53. Aeon Zen - Enigma (72%)
  54. Blood Tsunami - For Faen! (71%)
  55. Minotaurus - The Call (71%)
  56. My Soliloquy - The Interpreter (71%)
  57. Deceptor - Chains of Delusion (70%)
  58. A Hero for the World - A Hero for the World (67%)
  59. Lecherous Nocturn - Behold Almighty Doctrine (58%)
  60. Manii - Kollaps (53%)
  61. Beyond the Shore - Ghostwatcher (40%)
  62. Yayla - Nihaihayat (15%)


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2013 at 4:20pm
In no particular order:
 
1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
6. Meshuggah - Pitch Black
7. Nero di Marte - Nero di Marte
8. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
9. Call of the Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path
10. Fen - Dustwalker
11. Blockheads - This World is Dead
12. Splice - Mythological Deviance
13. Infernal Poetry - Paraphiliac
14. Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside
15. Voivod - Target Earth
16. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
17. Devourment - Conceived in Sewage
18. Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
19. Grimmthurs - Grimmthurs
20. Suicidal Tendencies - 13
21. Eyeconoclast - Drones of the Awakening
22. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars
23. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
24. Motorpsycho - Still Life With Eggplant
25. Chosen - Resolution
26. Black Mass - Of First and Last Things
27. Fallujah - Nomadic
28. Nails - Abandon all Life
29. Toxic Holocaust - From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction
30. Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
31. Immolation - Kingdom Of Conspiracy
32. Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate the Original Voice - Frequency Unknown
33. My Dying Bride - The Manuscript
34. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
35. Cathedral - The Last Spire


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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 1:59am
Man . . .

I am WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy behind Cry.

But . . .
I was sent a preview to this album via-my YOUtube account.


Could someone have actually made an "Original" (Prog)Metal album?
It could be said that this is a lot like the band "The Ocean", but there is something more atmospheric,
symphonic and surprisingly heavy/experimental-out of left field about this one that will ease you to
sleep, then ATTACK you awake!

A beautiful album Smile.



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Posted By: Kingcrimsonprog
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2013 at 1:27pm
I've only really checked out the new Clutch, Hatebreed, Coheed, Riverside, KSE and BMTH albums, all of which I liked... and I've got the new Megadeth and two Queensryche albums preordered. 

Otherwise, I don't really know much from this year.

I might check out Children Of Bodom, Amon Amarth, Deep Purple, Gama Bomb and Gamma Ray albums, I'm not sure yet.


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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2013 at 7:23am
I checked out that Anciients album Heart of Oak....wow, I'm really impressed by what I've listened to on youtube. 

I ordered it, should be here in a few days Smile


Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 05 Jun 2013 at 5:57pm
Well, the new Summoning is out and it is now the top album of the year for me right now.

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Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 19 Jun 2013 at 7:59pm
And here's my top for the year so far.   http://rateyourmusic.com/list/therealWilytank/2013__best_of" rel="nofollow - http://rateyourmusic.com/list/therealWilytank/2013__best_of

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Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2013 at 5:55pm
"Suicidal's back! Suicidal's back!

My name's Cyco Miko and I'm a maniac...

You know you missed me and I guess I missed you too
It's time for us to share that special magic that we do"

Suicidal Tendencies - 13. Holy shit, holy shit.

My heart and brain are all over the floor. Easily goes into the top ten, probably 5 (and we'll see) of the year. 

Masterclass level band, insane groove and coolness, addictive Cyco Miko lyrics and finally people to fill the void of Rocky George and Rob Trujillo. As for the drummer... "holy fucking shit".

Musically it goes everywhere in the Suicidal catalogue. Closer stylistically to Suicidal for Life but expanded to include their hardcore skate side, as well as the 90s alternative funk side. But mostly it's about slamming and grooving to those flowing words and performance of Cyco Miko. His heart on a platter on this one. 

Literally, the entire album hangs from his vibe, urging everyone who once called himself a Suicyco fan, to give it all. Maybe the cynical mind will call this safe and nostalgia betting. However, the band is so damn on fire that there are no objections from my part whatsoever. I surrendered upon second listen, with the lyrics in front of me. The entire time I was mentally in the pit, singing the lyrics and dancing around like a maniac. Air guitaring to that bridge on Smash It. Slapping da bass on "Life..." Trying to air drum accurately (impossible to get those insane fills, no). And I am already certain I will soon know by heart the lyrics and move around like an idiot trying to mimic Cyco Miko's coolness and uttery fail in the process. Welcome back Suicidal! Please stay!

Best 13 album out there. That's a fucking comeback right here. 

Note: I think those who will get it mostly are those who understand how awesome Suicyco Motherfucka is. If that doesn't mean anything to you, you really, really need to listen to the Art of Rebellion and Suicidal for Life. Such awesome albums!


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2013 at 2:43am
In no particular order:
 
1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
6. Meshuggah - Pitch Black
7. Nero di Marte - Nero di Marte
8. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
9. Call of the Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path
10. Fen - Dustwalker
11. Blockheads - This World is Dead
12. Splice - Mythological Deviance
13. Infernal Poetry - Paraphiliac
14. Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside
15. Voivod - Target Earth
16. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
17. Devourment - Conceived in Sewage
18. Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
19. Grimmthurs - Grimmthurs
20. Suicidal Tendencies - 13
21. Eyeconoclast - Drones of the Awakening
22. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars
23. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
24. Motorpsycho - Still Life With Eggplant
25. Chosen - Resolution
26. Black Mass - Of First and Last Things
27. Fallujah - Nomadic
28. Nails - Abandon all Life
29. Toxic Holocaust - From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction
30. Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
31. Immolation - Kingdom Of Conspiracy
32. Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate the Original Voice - Frequency Unknown
33. My Dying Bride - The Manuscript
34. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
35. Cathedral - The Last Spire
36. Scavenger Brats - Electric Death
37. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
38. Megadeth - Super Collider
39. Clutch - Earth Rocker
40. Black Sabbath - 13


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 22 Jun 2013 at 7:01am
62 albums reviewed, plus smaller lists for those albums heard but not yet reviewed and my current hyped album list. 
  1. Vandroya - One (99%)
  2. Wolfchant - Embraced by Fire (98%)
  3. Fen - Dustwalker (98%)
  4. In Vain - Ænigma (97%)
  5. Mortillery - Origin of Extinction (96%)
  6. Huntress - Starbound Beast (95%)
  7. Trophallaxy - Resilience (95%)
  8. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars (94%)
  9. Judicator - Sleepy Plessow (94%)
  10. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (94%)
  11. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A. (94%)
  12. Death Dealer - War Master (93%)
  13. Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction (93%)
  14. Saille - Ritu (93%)
  15. A Sound of Thunder - Time's Arrow (92%)
  16. Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment (92%)
  17. Fallujah - -Nomadic- (90%)
  18. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness (90%)
  19. Hatchet - Dawn of the End (89%)
  20. Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour) (88%)
  21. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (88%)
  22. Derdian - Limbo (88%)
  23. Todtgelichter - Apnoe (87%)
  24. Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial (87%)
  25. Fejd - Nagelfar (86%)
  26. Serenity - War of Ages (86%)
  27. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time (85%)
  28. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide (85%)
  29. MindMaze - Mask of Lies (84%)
  30. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell (84%)
  31. Artlantica - Across the Seven Seas (84%)
  32. Lonewolf - The Fourth and Final Horseman (84%)
  33. Darkened Nocturn Sluaghtercult - Necrovision (83%)
  34. Gloryhammer - Tales from the Kingdom of Fife (83%)
  35. Lancer - Lancer (83%)
  36. Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning (83%)
  37. Christopher Lee - Charlemagne: The Omens of Death (82%)
  38. The Prophecy - Salvation (82%)
  39. Nightfall - Cassiopeia (82%)
  40. Memory Garden - Doomain (81%)
  41. Artaius - The Fifth Season (81%)
  42. Vreid - Welcome Farewell (81%)
  43. Kingcrow - In Crescendo (81%)
  44. Sonic Reign - Monument in Black (80%)
  45. Tony C. - The Existential Frame (80%)
  46. A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul to Waste (79%)
  47. Edge of Attack - Edge of Attack (79%)
  48. Freedoms Reign - Freedoms Reign (77%)
  49. Corpus Mortale - FleshCraft (75%)
  50. Attacker - Giants of Canaan (74%)
  51. Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms (73%)
  52. Æther Realm - One Chosen by the Gods (73%)
  53. Aeon Zen - Enigma (72%)
  54. Blood Tsunami - For Faen! (71%)
  55. Minotaurus - The Call (71%)
  56. My Soliloquy - The Interpreter (71%)
  57. Deceptor - Chains of Delusion (70%)
  58. A Hero for the World - A Hero for the World (67%)
  59. Lecherous Nocturn - Behold Almighty Doctrine (58%)
  60. Manii - Kollaps (53%)
  61. Beyond the Shore - Ghostwatcher (40%)
  62. Yayla - Nihaihayat (15%)
Heard, still to place:
  • Amberian Dawn - Re-Evolution
  • Lightning Swords of Death - Baphometic Chaosivm
  • Månegarm - Legions of the North
  • Ov Hollowness - The World Ends
  • Pyrithion - The Burden of Sorrow 
  • Sandstone - Delta Viridian
  • Steamforged - Fractured Singularity
  • Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn 
Hyped albums (forthcoming, not yet owned, or owned but not listened to)
  • Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods
  • Anubis Gate - Horizons
  • Arven - Black Is the Colour 
  • Ayreon - The Theory of Everything 
  • Black Sabbath - 13 
  • Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark
  • Breed 77 - The Evil Inside
  • Dream Theater - Dream Theater
  • Fleshgod Apocalypse - Labyrinth 
  • Gamma Ray - Master of Confusion
  • Haken - The Mountain
  • Iced Earth - Plagues of Babylon
  • James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance
  • Stratovarius - Nemesis
  • Turisas - Turisas2013 (Worst. Name. Ever.)


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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 23 Jun 2013 at 11:45am
I guess I need to get crackin' on 2013.

My 2013 purchases so far this year are:

Airbourne - Black Dog Barking
Amaranthe - The Nexus
Amorphis - Circle
Anciients - Heart Of Oak
Avantasia - The Mystery Of Time
Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose
Circle II Circle - Seasons Will Fall
Delain - Interlude
Dream Theater - Dream Theater
Haken - The Mountain
Jorn - Traveller
Magnus Karlsson - Freefall
Megadeth - Super Collider
Mindmaze - Mask Of Lies
Orphaned Land - All Is One
Queensryche - Queensryche
ReVamp - Wild Card
Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Sacred Mother Tongue - Out Of The Darkness
Serenity - War Of Ages
Spock's Beard - Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep
Starkill - Fires Of Life
Stratovarius - Nemesis
Vandroya - One
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused To Sing


I've bought tons of 2012 releases though. Catching up on last year.


Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2013 at 7:13pm
I guess I should pick up Magnus Karlsson's solo album, it sounds pretty killer to me and in the vein of Allen-Lande:




Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2013 at 12:02pm
80 albums now, including a new #1.
  1. Dark Design - Preying for the Future (100%)
  2. Vandroya - One (99%)
  3. Wolfchant - Embraced by Fire (98%)
  4. Illusion Suite - The Iron Cemetery (98%)
  5. Fen - Dustwalker (98%)
  6. In Vain - Ænigma (97%)
  7. Mortillery - Origin of Extinction (96%)
  8. Huntress - Starbound Beast (95%)
  9. Trophallaxy - Resilience (95%)
  10. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars (94%)
  11. Judicator - Sleepy Plessow (94%)
  12. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe (94%)
  13. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A. (94%)
  14. Death Dealer - War Master (93%)
  15. Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction (93%)
  16. Saille - Ritu (93%)
  17. A Sound of Thunder - Time's Arrow (92%)
  18. Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment (92%)
  19. Circle of Silence - The Rise of Resistance (91%)
  20. Fallujah - -Nomadic- (90%)
  21. Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods (90%)
  22. Okular - Sexforce (90%)
  23. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness (90%)
  24. Powerwolf - Preachers of the Night (89%)
  25. Hatchet - Dawn of the End (89%)
  26. Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour) (88%)
  27. Sinister Realm - World of Evil (88%)
  28. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (88%)
  29. Derdian - Limbo (88%)
  30. Todtgelichter - Apnoe (87%)
  31. Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial (87%)
  32. Fejd - Nagelfar (86%)
  33. Serenity - War of Ages (86%)
  34. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time (85%)
  35. Krypts - Unending Degradation (85%)
  36. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide (85%)
  37. Wound - Inhale the Void (85%)
  38. MindMaze - Mask of Lies (84%)
  39. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell (84%)
  40. Artlantica - Across the Seven Seas (84%)
  41. Lonewolf - The Fourth and Final Horseman (84%)
  42. Darkened Nocturn Sluaghtercult - Necrovision (83%)
  43. Gloryhammer - Tales from the Kingdom of Fife (83%)
  44. Lancer - Lancer (83%)
  45. James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance (83%)
  46. Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning (83%)
  47. Christopher Lee - Charlemagne: The Omens of Death (82%)
  48. Sandstone - Delta Viridian (82%)
  49. The Prophecy - Salvation (82%)
  50. Nightfall - Cassiopeia (82%)
  51. Memory Garden - Doomain (81%)
  52. Artaius - The Fifth Season (81%)
  53. Vreid - Welcome Farewell (81%)
  54. Kingcrow - In Crescendo (81%)
  55. Mad Architect - Journey into Madness (80%)
  56. Sonic Reign - Monument in Black (80%)
  57. Tony C. - The Existential Frame (80%)
  58. A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul to Waste (79%)
  59. Edge of Attack - Edge of Attack (79%)
  60. Freedoms Reign - Freedoms Reign (77%)
  61. Corpus Mortale - FleshCraft (75%)
  62. Amberian Dawn - Re-Evolution (74%)
  63. Ov Hollowness - The World Ends (74%)
  64. Attacker - Giants of Canaan (74%)
  65. Heavatar - Opus I - All My Kingdoms (73%)
  66. Æther Realm - One Chosen by the Gods (73%)
  67. Aeon Zen - Enigma (72%)
  68. Blood Tsunami - For Faen! (71%)
  69. Minotaurus - The Call (71%)
  70. My Soliloquy - The Interpreter (71%)
  71. Sidious - Ascension to the Throne ov Self (70%)
  72. Deceptor - Chains of Delusion (70%)
  73. A Hero for the World - A Hero for the World (67%)
  74. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn (64%)
  75. Deadlock - The Arsonist (59%)
  76. Lecherous Nocturn - Behold Almighty Doctrine (58%)
  77. Manii - Kollaps (53%)
  78. Humiliation - Turbulence from the Deep (53%)
  79. Beyond the Shore - Ghostwatcher (40%)
  80. Yayla - Nihaihayat (15%)


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2013 at 2:09pm
I´ve updated my list with the latest albums I´ve reviewed (not necessarily posted yet). The albums are in no particular order:
 
1. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
2. Andy Winter - Incomprehensible
3. Hatchet - Dawn of the End
4. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
5. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness
6. Meshuggah - Pitch Black
7. Nero di Marte - Nero di Marte
8. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
9. Call of the Void - Dragged Down a Dead End Path
10. Fen - Dustwalker
11. Blockheads - This World is Dead
12. Splice - Mythological Deviance
13. Infernal Poetry - Paraphiliac
14. Long Distance Calling - The Flood Inside
15. Voivod - Target Earth
16. Soilwork - The Living Infinite
17. Devourment - Conceived in Sewage
18. Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
19. Grimmthurs - Grimmthurs
20. Suicidal Tendencies - 13
21. Eyeconoclast - Drones of the Awakening
22. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars
23. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
24. Motorpsycho - Still Life With Eggplant
25. Chosen - Resolution
26. Black Mass - Of First and Last Things
27. Fallujah - Nomadic
28. Nails - Abandon all Life
29. Toxic Holocaust - From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction
30. Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
31. Immolation - Kingdom Of Conspiracy
32. Queensrÿche Starring Geoff Tate the Original Voice - Frequency Unknown
33. My Dying Bride - The Manuscript
34. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
35. Cathedral - The Last Spire
36. Scavenger Brats - Electric Death
37. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
38. Megadeth - Super Collider
39. Clutch - Earth Rocker
40. Black Sabbath - 13
41. Blood Tsunami - For Faen!
42. A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul To Waste
43. Torture Division - The Worship
44. Vandroya - One
45. Terra Tenebrosa - The Purging
46. Autopsy - The Headless Ritual
47. Trouble - The Distortion Field
48. Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche
49. Coffins - The Fleshland
50. Revocation - Revocation
51. The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack
52. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinities - The Inner Universe
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Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2013 at 10:09pm

This will be my album of the year.  I'm sure of it.


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 7:05pm
I'm waiting for this



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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2013 at 4:16pm
What's everybody think of Hubardo?  So fucking good


Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2013 at 6:52pm
Have listened to first 18 minutes, sounds awesome so far. I'm sure the remaining 80 minutes are just as good.

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2013 at 1:55am
What is Hubardo?

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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2013 at 5:57am
New album from Kayo Dot http://kayodot.bandcamp.com/album/hubardo" rel="nofollow - http://kayodot.bandcamp.com/album/hubardo

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2013 at 11:26am
Oh, and a new Vaura album is set for release October 29


Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2013 at 5:00pm
My 2013 list of albums (no particular order):

Riverside – Shrine of New Generation Slaves (4)
Kvelertak – Meir (4+)
Fen – Dustwalker (3+)
Suffocation – Pinnacle Of Bedlam (?)
Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (?)
Kayo Dot – Hubardo (5)
Immolation – Kingdom Of Conspiracy (3+)
Ov Hollowness – The World Ends (3)

HUGE LIST I KNOW


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Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 11:19am
I love going thru Dtguitarfan's 'rate your music' page. His tastes are similar to mine, and I always discover good new music.

Going to pick up MindMaze's debut album after reading about them on his page, then youtube-ing a couple of their songs Smile


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 12:21pm
Originally posted by bartosso bartosso wrote:

My 2013 list of albums (no particular order):

Riverside – Shrine of New Generation Slaves (4)
Kvelertak – Meir (4+)
Fen – Dustwalker (3+)
Suffocation – Pinnacle Of Bedlam (?)
Intronaut – Habitual Levitations (?)
Kayo Dot – Hubardo (?)
Immolation – Kingdom Of Conspiracy (3+)
Ov Hollowness – The World Ends (3)
Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay (4)

HUGE LIST I KNOW


Neurosis is 2012.  In fact it was #11 on our collab list last year ;)


Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2013 at 2:21pm
^ shit


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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2013 at 7:36pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

What's everybody think of Hubardo?  So fucking good

I listened to the whole album for the first time while running in the forest and I'm telling you, I don't usually jog for 100 minutes. I just realized when it ended that it's already getting dark. That may be one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard in my life.

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2013 at 8:42pm
Let's just say, there is a reason a healthy chunk of long time Kayo Dot fans are calling it their favourite release yet.  I'm still not sold on it being better than Choirs, but it's probably solidly tied for 2nd with Coyote.  I will have to give it more time.

Marco ("Polo" over on progarchives) is of the opinion that Hubardo puts bands like Deathspell Omega to shame when it comes to extreme metal


Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2013 at 5:59am
Dunno who that Marco (or these "prog archives") is, but there are some other artists that put Deathspell Omegas to shame in that field, Kayo Dot being one of them. Anyway, Choirs is a great album, I love it, but Hubardo is the only magic lantern that lets me see beyond the horizon... [/awkward&lofty] yep, I recommend it.

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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 12 Sep 2013 at 7:11pm
List as of 05.10.2013:

1. Kayo Dot - Hubardo
Guys, seriously, even if you didn't like any previous album from Kayo Dot or motW, CHECK THIS OUT, it's very different! A gigantic concept album that bends the rules of space-time continuum (It feels like a 30 minutes of a breakneck ride through a surreal dream, while in fact it's a 99 minute long album).

2. Kvelertak - Meir
Eclectic, passionate and kicks ass.

3. Cult of Luna - Vertikal
Sludge/post-metal with great concept as the main inspiration both lyrics and music-wise.

4. Riverside - Shrine of New Generation Slaves
Great and accessible modern prog, as emotional as ever.

5. Fen - Dustwalker

Very good stuff, and going without keyboards was an admirable move.

Other albums:
Grayceon - Pearl & The End of Days
Ov Hollowness - The World Ends
Intronaut   Habitual Levitations
Immolation - Kingdom Of Conspiracy
Suffocation - Pinnacle Of Bedlam
Kylesa - Ultraviolet
Meshuggah - Pitch Black
Cloudkicker - Subsume

Waiting for:
Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu
Vaura - The Missing


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 16 Sep 2013 at 9:32pm
The new miRthkon album is amazing


Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2013 at 8:32pm
What you all should be listening to:



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Posted By: renkls
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 9:19pm
I've been listening to a few 2013 metal albums this year.
Wrekmeister Harmonies - You've Always Meant So Much To Me
Yodok - Yodok #2 (arguably drone doom done with Tubas)
Lesbian - Forestelevision
Sabazius - The Descent of Man (not that often though...)
Onde Sphérique - Curriculum Mortis

The best thing I've heard this year isn't even metal in the slightest though, it's Dennis Johnson's November, a five hour minimalist piano composition from 1962 in a similar vein to La Monte Young's The Well Tuned Piano. Wonderful stuff.


Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2013 at 11:49pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Let's just say, there is a reason a healthy chunk of long time Kayo Dot fans are calling it their favourite release yet.  I'm still not sold on it being better than Choirs, but it's probably solidly tied for 2nd with Coyote.  I will have to give it more time.

Marco ("Polo" over on progarchives) is of the opinion that Hubardo puts bands like Deathspell Omega to shame when it comes to extreme metal


MY name is Marco and I SAY lets KILL "that" Marco!!! HAHAHAHAHA HAAAAAAA!
(I dont have any idea who those bands are that are mentioned 'cept Kayo Dot, must investigate . . . THEN kill the psuedo marco).


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 4:15am
I haven´t been too enthalled by what I´ve heard so far in 2013, but the last couple of releases that I´ve listened to have changed my somewhat lurk warm feelings about 2013.
 
New Satyricon is a great album
New Carcass is a great album
New Gorguts is a masterpiece to my ears.
 
All three are almost sure to end up in my top 10 for 2013.
 
I hope the new Fates Warning will knock my socks off too.


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2013 at 10:39am
I've gotta check out that Gorguts album still


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 1:38pm
Today I hit the milestone number for 2013 reviews: 100 

Hopefully the following list is some help to those looking for a 2013 find (because I put a lot of work into it).
  1. Dark Design - Prey for the Future (100%), Progressive/Technical US Power-Thrash Metal
  2. Vandroya - One (99%), Progressive Power Metal
  3. Arven - Black is the Colour (99%), Melodic Heavy/Power Metal
  4. Wolfchant - Embraced by Fire (98%), Blackened Folksy Power Metal
  5. Illusion Suite - The Iron Cemetery (98%), Progressive Power Metal
  6. Fen - Dustwalker (98%), Atmospheric Black Metal
  7. In Vain - Ã†nigma (97%), Progressive Melodic Death Metal
  8. Mortillery - Origin of Extinction (96%), Thrash Metal
  9. Ashes of Ares - Ashes of Ares (96%), Heavy Metal
  10. Huntress - Starbound Beast (95%), Heavy Metal
  11. Trophallaxy - Resilience (95%), Progressive Power Metal
  12. Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark (95%), Heavy Psych
  13. Sedulity - The Valley of Dying Stars (94%), Progressive Thrash Metal
  14. Judicator - Sleepy Plessow (94%), Power Metal
  15. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 01: Parallel Infinites - The Inner Universe (94%), Progressive Death Metal
  16. Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A. (94%), Atmospheric Black Metal
  17. Haken - The Mountain (93%), Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock
  18. Death Dealer - War Master (93%), US Power Metal
  19. Factory of Dreams - Some Kind of Poetic Destruction (93%), Progressive Metal
  20. Within Temptation - Paradise (What About Us?) (93%), Symphonic Metal
  21. Saille - Ritu (93%), Melodic/Symphonic Black Metal
  22. A Sound of Thunder - Time's Arrow (92%), Heavy Metal
  23. Sleeping Romance - Enlighten (92%), Symphonic Metal (with strong elements of Power Metal)
  24. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Labyrinth (92%), Symphonic Technical Death Metal
  25. Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment (92%), US Power Metal
  26. Circle of Silence - The Rise of Resistance (91%), Power-Thrash Metal
  27. Fallujah - Nomadic (90%), Progressive/Technical Death Metal
  28. ReVamp - Wild Card (90%), Symphonic Progressive Metal
  29. Carpe Noctem - In Terra Profugus (90%), Black Metal
  30. Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods (90%), Melodic Death Metal
  31. Okular - Sexforce (90%), Progressive Death Metal
  32. Void of Sleep - Tales Between Reality and Madness (90%), Sludge Metal
  33. Powerwolf - Preachers of the Night (89%), Power Metal
  34. Until Rain - Anthem to Creation (89%), Progressive Metal
  35. Hatchet - Dawn of the End (89%), Thrash Metal
  36. Project: Roenwolfe - Neverwhere Dreamscale (88%), Thrash Metal
  37. Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour) (88%), Progressive Metal
  38. Sinister Realm - World of Evil (88%), Heavy Metal
  39. Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here (88%), Alternative Metal
  40. Derdian - Limbo (88%), Power Metal
  41. Todtgelichter - Apnoe (87%), Blackened Progressive Metal
  42. Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial (87%), Extreme Progressive Metal
  43. Fejd - Nagelfar - (86%), Nordic Folk Music (Metal Related)
  44. Cult of Luna - Vertikal (86%), Atmospheric Sludge Metal
  45. Serenity - War of Ages (86%), Symphonic Power Metal
  46. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time (85%), Heavy Metal
  47. Krypts - Unending Degradation (85%), Doomy Death Metal
  48. Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide (85%), Death Metal
  49. Wound - Inhale the Void (85%), Death Metal
  50. MindMaze - Mask of Lies (84%), Heavy Metal
  51. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell (84%), Power Metal
  52. Artlantica - Across the Seven Seas (84%), Power Metal
  53. Argus - Beyond the Martyrs (84%), Heavy Metal (with strong elements of Doom Metal)
  54. Dream Theater - Dream Theater (84%), Progressive Metal
  55. Lonewolf - The Fourth and Final Horseman (84%), Heavy Metal (with strong elements of Power Metal)
  56. Edenbridge - The Bonding (84%), Symphonic Metal
  57. Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult - Necrovision (83%), Black Metal
  58. Gloryhammer - Tales From the Kingdom of Fife (83%), Power Metal
  59. Lancer - Lancer (83%), Heavy Power Metal
  60. James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance (83%), Progressive Metal
  61. Divided Multitude - Feed on Your Misery (83%), Progressive Metal
  62. Sacred Steel - The Bloodshed Summoning (83%), Power Metal
  63. Christopher Lee - Charlemagne: The Omens of Death (82%), Heavy Power Metal
  64. Sandstone - Delta Viridian (82%), Progressive Metal
  65. The Prophecy - Salvation (82%), Progressive Doom Metal
  66. Nightfall - Cassiopeia (82%), Melodic Death Metal
  67. Nephren-Ka - The Fall of Omnius (81%), Technical Death Metal
  68. Memory Garden - Doomain (81%), Doom Metal
  69. Artaius - The Fifth Season (81%), Progressive Folk Metal
  70. Vreid - Welcome Farewell (81%), Melodic Black Metal
  71. Kingcrow - In Crescendo (81%), Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock
  72. Mad Architect - Journey to Madness (80%), Gothic Power Metal
  73. Sonic Reign - Monument in Black (80%), Black Metal
  74. Tony C. - The Existential Frame (80%), Instrumental Progressive Metal
  75. Cult of Luna - Vertikal II (80%), Atmospheric Sludge Metal
  76. A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul to Waste (79%), Alternative Metal
  77. Edge of Attack - Edge of Attack (79%), Heavy Power Metal
  78. Serocs - The Next... (78%), Brutal Technical Death Metal
  79. Damnations Day - Invisible, The Dead (77%), Power/Thrash Metal
  80. Freedoms Reign - Freedoms Reign (77%), Heavy Metal
  81. Corpus Mortale - FleshCraft (75%), Death Metal
  82. Amberian Dawn - Re-Evolution (74%), Symphonic Power Metal
  83. Ov Hollowness - The World Ends (74%), Atmospheric Black Metal
  84. Attacker - Giants of Canaan (74%), US Power Metal/Heavy Metal
  85. Heavatar - Opus I - All my Kingdoms (73%), Power Metal
  86. Æther Realm - One Chosen by the Gods (73%), Melodic Death Metal
  87. Aeon Zen - Enigma (72%), Progressive Metal
  88. Blood Tsunami - For Faen! (71%), Thrash Metal
  89. Signum Regis - Exodus (71%), Power Metal
  90. Minotaurus - The Call (71%), Folk Metal
  91. My Soliloquy - The Interpreter (71%), Progressive Metal
  92. Sidious - Ascension of the Throne Ov Self (70%), Symphonic Blackened Death Metal
  93. Deceptor - Chains of Delusion (70%), Thrash Metal
  94. A Hero for the World - A Hero for the World (67%), Power Metal
  95. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn (64%), Atmospheric Black Metal
  96. ReinXeed - A New World (63%), Symphonic Power Metal
  97. Deadlock - The Arsonist (59%), Metalcore
  98. Lecherous Nocturne - Behold Almighty Doctrine (58%), Technical Death Metal
  99. Manii - Kollaps (53%), Depressive Black Metal
  100. Humiliation - Turbulence from the Deep (53%), Death Metal
  101. Beyond the Shore - Ghostwatcher (40%), Metalcore
  102. Lucid Dreaming - The Chronicles Pt. I (32%), Heavy Power Metal
  103. Yayla - Nihaihayat (15%), Atmospheric Black Metal


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2013 at 8:23pm
jesus man, I've heard like 10 2013 albums


Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 10 Oct 2013 at 4:14am
wow, no one mentioned the new Fates Warning album - Darkness in the Different Light which is the album of the year for me, such a solid release. 


Posted By: adace
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 6:47am
In no particular order:

Alice in Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Summoning - Old Morning's Dawn
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Immolation - Kingdom of Conspiracy
Dream Theater - Dream Theater
James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance
Haken - The Mountain
Black Sabbath - 13
Saxon - Sacrifice
Satan - Life Sentence
Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory & Injury
Cult of Luna - Vertikal
Gorguts - Colored Sands
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Kalmah - Seventh Swamphony
Finntroll - Blodsvept
Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods
Dark Tranquillity - Construct
Amaranthe - The Nexus
Stratovarius - Nemesis
Nails - Abandon All Life
Caladan Brood - Echoes of Battle
Peste Noire - s/t
Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
Soilwork - The Living Infinite
Fen - Dustwalker
Paysage d'Hiver - Das Tor
Intronaut - Habitual Levitations
Amorphis - Circle
The Ocean - Pelagial
Tesseract - Altered State
Pelican - Forever Becoming
Russian Circles - Memorial
Shade Empire - Omega Arcane
Scale the Summit - The Migration
Leprous - Coal
Orphaned Land - All is One
Sirenia - Perils of the Deep Blue
Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark
Revocation - s/t
Havok - Unnatural Selection
Cloudkicker - Subsume
Alter Bridge - Fortress
In Solitude - Sister

Looking forward to:
Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen
Protest the Hero - Volition
Motorhead - Aftershock
Exivious - Liminal
Kataklysm - Waiting for the End to Come
Toxic Holocaust - Chemsitry of Consciousness
Falkenbach - Asa
Germ - Grief
Rhapsody of Fire - Dark Wings of Steel


Posted By: renkls
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2013 at 7:20am
Monolithe IV is streaming now, so I'm going to go immerse myself in that and let you know my thoughts.
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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: 17 Oct 2013 at 1:45am
I've been digging the debut Neige Eternelle album a lot lately, really makes me want to familiarize myself with more Canadian Black Metal.


Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2013 at 8:27pm
New Vaura album is out now, and on first listen it sounds great to me


Posted By: Jbird
Date Posted: 08 Dec 2013 at 12:33pm
I finally picked up the new Black Sabbath. It's pretty decent, Iommi's riffs are in fine form, and Ozzy's voice doesn't annoy me like it has on the past couple of Ozzy albums.

I have the DGM - Momentum album on the way too. Sounds very good in a Dream Theater/Symphony X kinda way from the couple of videos they have up on youtube.


Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 09 Dec 2013 at 10:31am
Well, my list includes Suicidal Tendencies, Carcass, Satan, Sodom, Gama Bomb, Leprous, Warbringer, Hell, Voivod, Alice in Chains, Fates Warning, Violator and Trallery. Also some other stuff that I should best not mention like Volbeat, Steven Wilson, Soilwork, Polkadot Cadaver, Avatarium, Protest the Hero and Mattias IA Eklundh's Freak Guitar.

edit: well, I wrote this first at a pure thrash metal forum. Now, it may make more sense! ;)

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Last place in the list (#20) is Trallery. I'd like to say a few words. They got there after one listen, amidst the frenzy of compiling my year-of-the-list inside the deadline. My first impressions were, "wow, this is a mess, style-wise, vocal-wise, all over the place..." But with some damn FINE passages. Like, best of the year stuff. So, I just stuck them at the end. Now, today, after many repeats, that album (Catalepsy, 2013) is among my favorite of the year. Normally it should appeal to any metalhead who loves both thrash and power (ballsy, German speed/power or King Diamond power...) and can handle his Coroner. Look out for three things:

1. The vocals. Many styles. Some jump at you when you least expect it. At some styles he sounds magnificently awesome. At others he sounds like he is struggling, borderline awkward. At all times he has this marvellous, 80s sensibility of going for it, no matter what - a thoroughly convincing metal attitude. Absolutely Spanish accent, blended with mimicking early german thrashers, the result is a delight to my ears. Scored a lot of points for me with each listen.

2. The riffs. Shit, listen to the whole album because there is a wealth of amazing passages throughout the adventurous songwriting. The latter is the point of contention for me. I think they have elements of over-indulgence, unecessary bridges perhaps or whatever. But I really appreciate the freedom of going where the song takes them, it usually works out REALLY well. This is their debut. They are a trio from Spain that started out as a Metallica tribute band. This is a fucking awesome first effort.

3. Odd moments: These include a song which is a power metal "ballad" with hard rock roots - and the obligatory metal bridge; a Coroner tech-thrash fest which worships Grin, switches to Mental Vortex and somewhere in there throws a (very convincing) swedothrash/death passage; the two small instrumentals. Riff-fests, like small overtures of a bag of themes, enough material for three songs; the final epic closer. That epic closer. Reminded me of my first days of falling in love with metal, some VERY exciting stuff happening there. Along with the awkward ones. 

Very much recommended.


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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: 24 Dec 2013 at 3:32pm
Obviously I haven't listened to that much metal from this year, but here's my 2013 metal list (in progress):

1. Kayo Dot - Hubardo (10/10)

2. Gorguts - Colored Sands (9/10)

3. Haken - The Mountain (7/10)

4. Ayreon - The Theory of Everything (7/10)

5. Riverside - Shrine of the New Generation of Slaves (7/10)

6. Black Sabbath - 13 (6/10)

7. Dream Theater - Dream Theater (6/10)

8. Deafheaven - Sunbather (5/10)

9. Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King (2/10)




Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2014 at 1:54pm
Given that I'm apparently the only person on this website who has listened to Vaura's album, and it's great,





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Posted By: bartosso
Date Posted: 03 Jan 2014 at 1:57pm
You are not, I gave it my first listen earlier today, and I'm listening again now. 

EDIT: It's indeed quite fine. More straightforward than the first one. And not as good.

EDIT2: There are boobs on the cover, tho, which is an improvement over the first one.

EDIT3: Let's say it's a tie.


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