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jhdeity
12-14-2010, 10:56 AM
I've made some comments on cd's I thought were going to be overrated this year so I thought since I heard over 200 cd's this year why not list the most underrated? Most of these aren't on any lists I've seen or maybe a few in Shining and Periphery's case but these probably won't make any overall Top 10 lists so I thought they deserved their own recognition. Props to hb420 for being the only person who has even mentioned the new Sodom release which might be their best in a decade.

10) Mutiny Within - Mutiny Within - My favorite Power Metal cd of 2010. These guys are great live and the singer can belt with the best of them. Why they aren't bigger and listened to by the PM population on here if baffling to me.

9) Heaven Shall Burn - Invictus - Once again I come in at the end of a trilogy and have to backtrack. Their Therapy? cover as a bonus track just adds to the strength of this cd.

8) Howl - Full of Hell - Loved this cd the 1st time I heard it. I thought once it sunk in it might crack my Top 10. Not quite, but Top 20 definitely.

7) Misery Index - Heirs to Thievery - I've seen these guys as openers and never really got into them. This cd changed that. Another Top 20 pick from a band that came out of nowhere for me.

6) Shining - Blackjazz - Pure genius that belongs in the overall Top 10 on here but won't get it. Could be #1 most underrated but enough people have heard it and given it it's proper due so it falls in at #6 on this list for me. A mortal lock for my Top 10 of 2010.

5) Hellish Crossfire - Bloodrust Scythe - A friend burned me this cd knowing I would love it and he was right. It's 1988 thrash metal done to perfection.

4) Lair of the Minotaur - Evil Power - I have no idea why this cd isn't on a bunch of lists on here and in other publications. I hear so many influences in here including Carnivore, Venom, Sodom and so many others. Definitely in my Top 15.

3) Periphery - Periphery - Local boys blowing up! I was hounded to go to a local show to see these guys and man was I happy I did. I had never even heard of them and they had my jaw on the floor most of the night. How many bands cover Meshuggah? Only 1 that I know. Periphery! These guys will be HUGE one day. Another lock for my Top 10. If you want a real treat search for their 2004-2008 demos. They cover Glints Collide, Elastic, New Millenium Cyanide Christ & Mouth Licking along with some other gems. 99 demos including the craziest Suicidal influenced xmas song ever penned.

2) Bison BC - Dark Ages - I loved this cd, forgot about it and have recently picked it back up. WOW! I'm guessing Snakes for the Divine will be in our overall Top 10 but I have a hard time ranking that cd over this one. I might have to listen to both a few more times but if you like HOF, Kylesa, Howl and bands like that definitely check out Bison BC. Currently in my #10 spot

1) Sodom - In War and Pieces - I might not even know about this cd if Sodom wasn't scheduled to play 20 min from my house only to cancel. I haven't heard any reviews of it or anyone even hype it at all. Let me tell you, the thrash is back! Hellfire is one of the best songs released in 2010. The cd also comes with a 25th anniversary concert that includes some live gems including Christ Passion, Sodomy and Lust & One Step Over the Line that make this cd package the most underrated of 2010 to me.

powerslave_85
12-14-2010, 10:58 AM
Everything on my list except HOF and Maiden ;)

Natrlhi
12-14-2010, 11:34 AM
8) Howl - Full of Hell - Loved this cd the 1st time I heard it. I thought once it sunk in it might crack my Top 10. Not quite, but Top 20 definitely.Agreed.

6) Shining - Blackjazz - Pure genius that belongs in the overall Top 10 on here but won't get it. Could be #1 most underrated but enough people have heard it and given it it's proper due so it falls in at #6 on this list for me. A mortal lock for my Top 10 of 2010.I like it a lot as well, although I'm thinking you might be more in love with it than I am.

4) Lair of the Minotaur - Evil Power - I have no idea why this cd isn't on a bunch of lists on here and in other publications. I hear so many influences in here including Carnivore, Venom, Sodom and so many others. Definitely in my Top 15.Totally agree. This is going to rank very high in my list, and fuck it if one of my votes gets "wasted" on it...it's one of the best albums of 2010 hands fucking down. If you don't like this album then you don't really like metal. It's that simple.

2) Bison BC - Dark Ages - I loved this cd, forgot about it and have recently picked it back up. WOW! I'm guessing Snakes for the Divine will be in our overall Top 10 but I have a hard time ranking that cd over this one. I might have to listen to both a few more times but if you like HOF, Kylesa, Howl and bands like that definitely check out Bison BC. Currently in my #10 spotLove it. Snakes for the Divine is way better, though, brah. The title track from Snakes alone is pure fucking gold. Add to that Frost Hammer, Bastard Samurai :blaze:, FFP and Fire Spitter and you've got yourself a top ten album, brother!

1) Sodom - In War and Pieces - I might not even know about this cd if Sodom wasn't scheduled to play 20 min from my house only to cancel. I haven't heard any reviews of it or anyone even hype it at all. Let me tell you, the thrash is back! Hellfire is one of the best songs released in 2010. The cd also comes with a 25th anniversary concert that includes some live gems including Christ Passion, Sodomy and Lust & One Step Over the Line that make this cd package the most underrated of 2010 to me.I haven't finished listening toi this yet, but what I've heard I liked. I think it's mainly the timing of this album that's fucking it over in terms of year-end lists...that'd be unfortunate if it gets swept aside just because of that.

MPF
12-14-2010, 11:35 AM
The only thing I'd disagree about on this list is calling Mutiny Within Power Metal. Progressive Metal yes, Power Metal...not so much.

BloodoftheKings
12-14-2010, 11:53 AM
I'd put Acrassicauda's ep on this list, and MW is like a mix of power, prog, and metalcore.

larvtard
12-14-2010, 12:07 PM
7) Misery Index - Heirs to Thievery - I've seen these guys as openers and never really got into them. This cd changed that. Another Top 20 pick from a band that came out of nowhere for me.

2) Bison BC - Dark Ages - I loved this cd, forgot about it and have recently picked it back up. WOW! I'm guessing Snakes for the Divine will be in our overall Top 10 but I have a hard time ranking that cd over this one. I might have to listen to both a few more times but if you like HOF, Kylesa, Howl and bands like that definitely check out Bison BC. Currently in my #10 spot



Misery Index will totally make my list, not quite sure about Bison, but they may just because I haven't really liked anything else this year that much.

TonyD
12-14-2010, 12:11 PM
CDS ARE OVER RATED

jhdeity
12-14-2010, 12:27 PM
CDS ARE OVER RATED

so are beards. hahaha that cracked me up for some reason.

You might be right Nat about Snakes. The 1st half of that cd is godly, It's the 2nd half that hasn't sunken in yet. Bison start to finish grabbed me hardcore. It's going to be a 15 round fight for me going back and forth I think. I still have Snakes a few spots higher but Bison as a whole might prevail. We'll see.

Yeah I was surprised how much I liked Misery Index. I immediately checked out the compilation they released this year Pulling Out the Nails and I'm a huge fan now. I forgot they were local guys and their connection to Dying Fetus which just makes them that much cooler. I was just judging the cd on it's own merit and I'm glad I did.

And I guess MW isn't technically Power Metal but they're as close as I get really. I'd consider Periphery Prog and those 2 bands are nothing alike.. to me at least.

ravenheart
12-14-2010, 01:26 PM
So how're we classifying underrated this time? Stuff that's been rated badly but is actually really good? Stuff that's so unknown it hasn't been rated at all? Or stuff that's not been rated as great in enough places? ;)

BloodoftheKings
12-14-2010, 01:28 PM
So how're we classifying underrated this time? Stuff that's been rated badly but is actually really good? Stuff that's so unknown it hasn't been rated at all? Or stuff that's not been rated as great in enough places? ;)

Both of these

street_burial
12-14-2010, 01:39 PM
soilwork- the panic broadcast
war of ages- eternal

if we are talking about ep's too then Cynic- Re-Traced

overkiller
12-14-2010, 08:06 PM
The new Sodom album sucks. Sorry.

jhdeity
12-14-2010, 09:32 PM
The new Sodom album sucks. Sorry.

Why?

jhdeity
12-15-2010, 10:15 AM
So how're we classifying underrated this time? Stuff that's been rated badly but is actually really good? Stuff that's so unknown it hasn't been rated at all? Or stuff that's not been rated as great in enough places? ;)

Yeah basically. I'm sure you've seen more lists than I have. I've only seen a few websites, publications and everything on the main thread on here.

When a band like Agalloch is on so many lists and a cd like Lair of the Minotaur is on so few it makes me scratch my head. I'm not bashing Agalloch, just using them as an example. I would rate The Mantle, Pale Folklore & Ashes Against the Grain over Marrow of the Spirit but I've listened to all of those more times start to finish also. I prefer some cleaner vocals and more heavier music. Simplified music and black metal vocals seem fake and corny to me.

On the other hand some of the cd's I listed either grabbed me immediately like Howl & Lair of the Minotaur or really grew on me like Periphery & Heaven Shall Burn.

I don't think my Top 10 will be finalized until the last moment and it could change a few weeks after that. I just wanted to point out some great cd's that seem to not be getting their proper due since I've called out some other cd's as being overrated.

JLRedWing13
12-15-2010, 03:01 PM
Mutiny Within is definitely not underrated. Quite the opposite, actually.

idrinkwine732
12-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Mutiny Within is definitely not underrated. Quite the opposite, actually.

BAM correct.

ShatteredFlame
12-15-2010, 05:02 PM
Same with Misery Index

As a grind fan I don't see why they are so regarded by metal sites. The drumming is good but other than that they generally have a "heard it before" feel. I actually didn't get to check out much grind this year but 010 by Jesus Crost was my favorite, need to check out some stuff I missed before the year ends.

xStructualDefect
12-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Mutiny Within is definitely not underrated. Quite the opposite, actually.

how are they overrated? that's like saying Blackguard is overrated. i see both bands get bashed a lot more than i hear people saying they like them. mostly because they both pop up on a lot of tours.

idrinkwine732
12-15-2010, 05:51 PM
how are they overrated? that's like saying Blackguard is overrated. i see both bands get bashed a lot more than i hear people saying they like them. mostly because they both pop up on a lot of tours.

To me, it seems like for every one guy that hates them, there are four or five that love them to death. That goes for Blackguard too.

I'm in the former camp.

DethMaiden
12-15-2010, 05:54 PM
I can't wait to see Blackguard, Powerglove, and Soilwork before SymX and Nevermore.

Might arrive fashionably extremely fucking late.

idrinkwine732
12-15-2010, 06:49 PM
I can't wait to see Blackguard, Powerglove, and Soilwork before SymX and Nevermore.

Might arrive fashionably extremely fucking late.

Y'know, usually I'd agree with you 100% here, but I say you go and see Powerglove. I can't stand this childhood nostalgia shit they thrive off of, but they were a ton of fun on Sunday.

larvtard
12-15-2010, 06:55 PM
Same with Misery Index

As a grind fan I don't see why they are so regarded by metal sites. The drumming is good but other than that they generally have a "heard it before" feel. I actually didn't get to check out much grind this year but 010 by Jesus Crost was my favorite, need to check out some stuff I missed before the year ends.

There actually hasn't been that much good grind this year. I would urge you to check out the latest release from Nails, though. It's chaotic grind/hardcore with Swedish Death riffs. The whole album is 14 minutes. I just listened to it today, it's great. Maybe not as good as everyone says it is, but still enjoyable nonetheless.

jhdeity
12-15-2010, 08:07 PM
Mutiny Within is definitely not underrated. Quite the opposite, actually.

I don't think I've seen Mutiny Within on 1 Top of 2010 list this year so I have no clue why you would say that. Maybe they're hyped on some prog/power boards but I don't go on those. I know I didn't see anyone on this site list them very high if at all.

They blew me away live and made many new fans who were there to see Death Angel or Soilwork. They hung out with the crowd taking pictures, doing shots and were selling their cd's for $5 at the show. That pretty much epitomizes what a cool opening act and up and coming band is. No ego trips or asshole attitudes. Just cool guys glad to be playing out and meeting people. If you heard differently, you probably heard wrong.

DethMaiden
12-15-2010, 08:19 PM
I am sure they're not hyped on prog and power boards.

EDIT: Seriously, I just listened again to see if I'm missing something, and nope, it's metalcore.

Maiden33
12-15-2010, 08:23 PM
I am sure they're not hyped on prog and power boards.

Correct. Probably because Metal-Archives classifies them as Progressive Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore.

jhdeity
12-15-2010, 08:27 PM
Correct. Probably because Metal-Archives classifies them as Progressive Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore.

Nice. I've now heard them described as 4 diffferent genres so I looked it up on wikipedia just to see and apparently you're all right.

As long as we can all agree they're underrated... hahaha

ShatteredFlame
12-16-2010, 12:28 PM
I have on friend who is mainly into prog/tech stuff who likes them, his reason for liking them is "its generic metal done right". I just couldn't stand the vocals and the music is nothing special.

Akumu
12-16-2010, 12:34 PM
10) Mutiny Within - Mutiny Within - My favorite Power Metal cd of 2010. These guys are great live and the singer can belt with the best of them. Why they aren't bigger and listened to by the PM population on here if baffling to me.

I saw them open for Sonata and was bored stiff the entire time - but they were also horribly mismatched on that tour, and I fully believe you when you say they picked up more fans during their runs with Soilwork and Death Angel. They're just not my thing.

6) Shining - Blackjazz - Pure genius that belongs in the overall Top 10 on here but won't get it. Could be #1 most underrated but enough people have heard it and given it it's proper due so it falls in at #6 on this list for me. A mortal lock for my Top 10 of 2010.

I like this, but idk, I just don't see it having much staying power! Some of the songs on that are catchy as hell, though. FISH-EYE FISH-EYE

jhdeity
12-16-2010, 01:57 PM
Yeah I included MW mainly due to all the love Power & Prog are getting on lists this year. As talented as a band like Avantasia is I own both of their 2010 releases and they bore me after 15 min. I'd love to see them live but I never listen to their cd's. Not that I listen to MW often either but I enjoyed meeting them and saw at least 20 people buy their cd at the show that night. MW isn't great but with so many bands like them receiving accolades out the ass I still think they're underrated. Kinda like Myrath who is on the next list of 11-20. I haven't seen Myrath on 1 list this year and if I was a P/P guy I'd really dig them I think.

I totally agree on Fisheye. What a great, catchy song. I realize others are an acquired taste. Helter Skelter truly is Helter fucking sonically Skelter!

Akumu
12-17-2010, 09:39 AM
Myrath was pretty high on my list at the beginning of the year, but it's since been displaced - this has just been such a ridiculously good year for power/prog that discs that'd be top 5 any other year are being tossed under the bus. I think the one thing preventing me from putting it higher is that there are times when the Symphony X-worship is laid on a little too thick, particularly on "Madness".

I loved The Scarecrow, but the new Avantasia discs haven't done much for me apart from a few truly awesome songs... as much as I respect Tobias' "fuck you, I do what I want" attitude, I really don't see why he stretched it out over two discs, because there is just TOO MUCH FILLER. However, they were GREAT live - they played over 2.5 hours and hit pretty much every classic and/or epic song. It's a shame the States will probably never get them.

jhdeity
12-17-2010, 10:47 AM
Myrath was pretty high on my list at the beginning of the year, but it's since been displaced - this has just been such a ridiculously good year for power/prog that discs that'd be top 5 any other year are being tossed under the bus. I think the one thing preventing me from putting it higher is that there are times when the Symphony X-worship is laid on a little too thick, particularly on "Madness".

I loved The Scarecrow, but the new Avantasia discs haven't done much for me apart from a few truly awesome songs... as much as I respect Tobias' "fuck you, I do what I want" attitude, I really don't see why he stretched it out over two discs, because there is just TOO MUCH FILLER. However, they were GREAT live - they played over 2.5 hours and hit pretty much every classic and/or epic song. It's a shame the States will probably never get them.

Well said on both accounts. When I 1st heard Myrath I thought it might make my Top 10 but it didn't stand the test of time. You;re right though Symphony X are one of my favorite p/p bands so that's probably why I liked it so much initially.

And I never thought about it but if you took the best songs from the 2 Avantasia cd's and made 1 cd it would be a lock for my Top 10. You would think after releasing 2 cd's and an upcoming dvd they would follow that up with a massive tour though. Maybe someday...

Maiden33
12-17-2010, 10:57 AM
I loved The Scarecrow, but the new Avantasia discs haven't done much for me apart from a few truly awesome songs... as much as I respect Tobias' "fuck you, I do what I want" attitude, I really don't see why he stretched it out over two discs, because there is just TOO MUCH FILLER. However, they were GREAT live - they played over 2.5 hours and hit pretty much every classic and/or epic song. It's a shame the States will probably never get them.

1) I agree that there is filler, but no more than maybe 2-3 songs per disc. Certainly NOT enough to restrict it to one disc, being that all the longer songs are awesome. The only songs I think they could've done totally without are Crestfallen, Black Wings, Symphony of Life, Blowing Out the Flame, and maybe Down in the Dark.

2) Fuck you for seeing Avantasia. :flame: :tongue:

Akumu
12-18-2010, 10:28 AM
And I never thought about it but if you took the best songs from the 2 Avantasia cd's and made 1 cd it would be a lock for my Top 10. You would think after releasing 2 cd's and an upcoming dvd they would follow that up with a massive tour though. Maybe someday...

Yeah, they said they were able to do this tour because it was the only time that so many of their musicians were able to get time off. Part of the reason they can't come over is because of visa costs - Glenn of PPUSA fame contacted Tobias for kicks, and he said the costs of bringing them over for a one-off would just be ridiculous. :/

1) I agree that there is filler, but no more than maybe 2-3 songs per disc. Certainly NOT enough to restrict it to one disc, being that all the longer songs are awesome. The only songs I think they could've done totally without are Crestfallen, Black Wings, Symphony of Life, Blowing Out the Flame, and maybe Down in the Dark.

2) Fuck you for seeing Avantasia. :flame: :tongue:

1. I gotta disagree - I'm really only able to listen to half the songs from each disc, since I think there's just way too many songs that sound similar or unnecessary. Actually, the ones you listed as being the filler tracks are the ones I thought stood out the most upon my first listens (though Blowing Out the Flame is noooot good at all), but I think we have very different perspectives on power/prog to begin with. ;)

2. :D I was going to take pics and post them in the Stockholm setlist thread, but my camera decided to die the moment I turned it on. D'oh!

Sanitarium78
12-19-2010, 12:00 PM
1) I agree that there is filler, but no more than maybe 2-3 songs per disc. Certainly NOT enough to restrict it to one disc, being that all the longer songs are awesome. The only songs I think they could've done totally without are Crestfallen, Black Wings, Symphony of Life, Blowing Out the Flame, and maybe Down in the Dark.

2) Fuck you for seeing Avantasia. :flame: :tongue:

I just recently started listening to Avantasia and I think both albums they came out with this year are excellent. I don't hear much if any filler on either album but like I said, i'm new to them so maybe I need to listen to them a few more times to pick out the 'fillers'.

beyondtheblack
12-20-2010, 11:15 AM
Shining - Blackjazz - Pure genius that belongs in the overall Top 10 on here but won't get it. Could be #1 most underrated but enough people have heard it and given it it's proper due so it falls in at #6 on this list for me. A mortal lock for my Top 10 of 2010.


Thank you for verbalizing this for me!!!

I place this record even before Triptykon's debut, which I cherish more than anyone might ever realize.:)

jhdeity
12-25-2010, 08:28 AM
Thank you for verbalizing this for me!!!

I place this record even before Triptykon's debut, which I cherish more than anyone might ever realize.:)

Yeah both are locks for my Top 10 but Triptykon had my favorite EP of 2010 also so I might have them rated a few spots higher for that. I listen to Shatter more than any EP in years

jhdeity
12-26-2010, 09:10 PM
So I've seen 20 or so more lists and after listening back through 30 or so cd's I have my 11-20 Most Underrated of 2010. None of these will make my Top 10 but several would be in my Top 20 possibly. Only 2 or 3 have I seen on more than 2 lists with #20 probably being on the most but it's still underrated.

20) Accept - Blood of the Nations - I'm not a big twitter guy but Wolf Hoffman is one of the most accessible people on facebook and actually responds to messages from fans. He said this cd was going to be one of their best and he was right. The new songs translated well live and while other "old school" bands like Forbidden & Heathen are receiving more accolades, this cd is right on par with those. I prefer the style of the other 2 bands personally but people need to hear this cd.

19) The Acacia Strain - Wormwood - I'm sure half of the people who read this already hate these guys. I've heard some of their earlier work and it did nothing for me. This cd actually has it's moments. I give bands credit who evolve and write about interesting topics like Jim Jones and Richard Ramirez. I'd actually like to see some of these songs live and might have to give some of their earlier stuff another listen. Not as bad as you might think...

18) White Wizzard - Over The Top - Obviously not my preferred style of music but I like these guys. If 2010 is going to be remembered by so many people as such a great year for Power/Prog, these guys should at least be on some Top 20 lists.

17) Aeon - Path of Fire - Sometimes you hear a cd and say to yourself I'd love to see that band live. This cd did that for me. I've heard some of their older stuff and obviously they're not doing anything ground breaking here but I really like some of these songs.

16) Myrath - Desert Call - I'm really surprised these guys aren't receiving more accolades especially from people on this site. Once again not my style but very accessible and in some cases as good as some of the songs from bands worshipped by the P/P guys in my not-so-humble opinion.

15) Man's Gin - Smiling Dogs - I get in my friends car and he's playing Hate Money Love Woman. It's kind of folky and repetative. I'm like what the fuck is this shit and he tells me it's the guy from Cobalt. Ironically the song gets stuck in my head after a minute and I ask him to burn me a copy. He described it as Cobalt's version of Jar of Flies and I can't disagree. While it's not for everyone in a year where ambient/folky/atmospheric music is all over people's lists, this cd deserves it's proper due. Man's Gin > Alcest IMO.

14) Mnemic - Sons of the System - I really like these guys even though they've been called Math Metal. It's certainly better than anything Mudvayne has done in years so if it's Math Metal then I must like "real" Math Metal. To me it's just good music and definitely better than some of the other cd's I've been seeing on sites Top 25 lists.

13) Martriden - Encounter The Monolith - 4 straight M's I know but it just worked out that way. This cd is another one the major sites seem to have totally ignored. Why are so many similar bands being praised and these guys barely talked about? Are they not brootal enough? I'm just asking. I'd personally rate this cd over 17-18 of that recent Metal Review Top 25.

12) Texas Hippie Coalition - Pride of Texas - Pantera-ish, BLS-ish, Down-ish, and worlds better than Hell Yeah. I wrote this cd off after a few listens then after a recent listen really got into it again. With so many fans of those other bands on here I'm surprised these guys aren't getting more praise.

11) Cloudkicker - Beacons - I remember the 1st time I heard a song called Tip Your Van Driver. Some dude sent me a friend request on myspace and normally I'd just delete it but I was intrigued for some reason. Holy shit I was blown away. I'm assuming the drums are still programmed but I don't fucking care. This cd is great. It probably should have made my Top 10 underrated but since they're still unsigned I didn't think too many people have even heard of them. If you can get your hands on this cd you should especially if you're a fan of Dillinger type music. Here's a taste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wt6pUrBL0

DethMaiden
12-26-2010, 09:13 PM
15) Man's Gin - Smiling Dogs - I get in my friends car and he's playing Hate Money Love Woman. It's kind of folky and repetative. I'm like what the fuck is this shit and he tells me it's the guy from Cobalt. Ironically the song gets stuck in my head after a minute and I ask him to burn me a copy. He described it as Cobalt's version of Jar of Flies and I can't disagree. While it's not for everyone in a year where ambient/folky/atmospheric music is all over people's lists, this cd deserves it's proper due. Man's Gin > Alcest IMO.


I'm in love with both albums even if I prefer Alcest's by a decent amount, but I have no idea how it occurred to you to compare them. They sound nothing alike and have basically polar opposite atmospheres.

Maiden33
12-26-2010, 09:21 PM
20) Accept - Blood of the Nations - I'm not a big twitter guy but Wolf Hoffman is one of the most accessible people on facebook and actually responds to messages from fans. He said this cd was going to be one of their best and he was right. The new songs translated well live and while other "old school" bands like Forbidden & Heathen are receiving more accolades, this cd is right on par with those. I prefer the style of the other 2 bands personally but people need to hear this cd.

My personal #22

18) White Wizzard - Over The Top - Obviously not my preferred style of music but I like these guys. If 2010 is going to be remembered by so many people as such a great year for Power/Prog, these guys should at least be on some Top 20 lists.

My personal #16

16) Myrath - Desert Call - I'm really surprised these guys aren't receiving more accolades especially from people on this site. Once again not my style but very accessible and in some cases as good as some of the songs from bands worshipped by the P/P guys in my not-so-humble opinion.

My personal #14

All of those rankings are great in my eyes. I really love all 3 of these albums.

ShatteredFlame
12-26-2010, 09:55 PM
20) Accept - Blood of the Nations - I'm not a big twitter guy but Wolf Hoffman is one of the most accessible people on facebook and actually responds to messages from fans. He said this cd was going to be one of their best and he was right. The new songs translated well live and while other "old school" bands like Forbidden & Heathen are receiving more accolades, this cd is right on par with those. I prefer the style of the other 2 bands personally but people need to hear this cd.

18) White Wizzard - Over The Top - Obviously not my preferred style of music but I like these guys. If 2010 is going to be remembered by so many people as such a great year for Power/Prog, these guys should at least be on some Top 20 lists.

These 2 I would consider underrated or overlooked. I think a lot of people on here, especially Maiden fans would love White Wizzard especially.

Now look at this (http://www.last.fm/user/KMFCM/journal/2010/12/24/44cq55_another_shitty_year._._._._.another_40_awes ome_records._._.give_or_take) list and grab something worth while, best 2010 list I've seen so far.

jhdeity
12-27-2010, 02:25 AM
I'm in love with both albums even if I prefer Alcest's by a decent amount, but I have no idea how it occurred to you to compare them. They sound nothing alike and have basically polar opposite atmospheres.

I asked my friend what cd's he thought were underrated this year and he said Man's Gin, Red Sparowes & Alcest. I started laughing and informed him that there is little chance Alcest hits any "underrated" lists this year. I know it's been hyped beyond belief since April to me personally but he didn't get into it until September so that made a little more sense. Actually all 3 of those would make my Top 30 but probably in that order. I just really like Man's Gin more than I expected.

Ironically he had never heard of Cobalt and I turned him onto them last year only to have the favor returned with Man's Gin. If it wasn't for him I doubt I would have even heard the cd or known it was conencted to Cobalt in any way. I wonder how many people who loved Cobalt even know about Man's Gin. Do you agree with the Jar of Flies analogy?

DethMaiden
12-27-2010, 06:15 AM
I asked my friend what cd's he thought were underrated this year and he said Man's Gin, Red Sparowes & Alcest. I started laughing and informed him that there is little chance Alcest hits any "underrated" lists this year. I know it's been hyped beyond belief since April to me personally but he didn't get into it until September so that made a little more sense. Actually all 3 of those would make my Top 30 but probably in that order. I just really like Man's Gin more than I expected.

Ironically he had never heard of Cobalt and I turned him onto them last year only to have the favor returned with Man's Gin. If it wasn't for him I doubt I would have even heard the cd or known it was conencted to Cobalt in any way. I wonder how many people who loved Cobalt even know about Man's Gin. Do you agree with the Jar of Flies analogy?

Yeah, I honestly hadn't thought of that before but that's a perfect description. It has the same oppressive feel as the heavy Cobalt stuff but through an acoustic lens, which is basically exactly what AIC did on Jar of Flies. Good call dude.

jhdeity
12-31-2010, 03:44 PM
You can add Black Breath - Heavy Breathing to this list. I own their EP Razor to Oblivion from a few years ago and liked it but never heard anything about them doing anything else. One of the gems I stumbled upon looking at other lists was Black Breath's 2010 cd Heavy Breathing. Man I like these guys. This cd picks up right where the EP left off. There is some filler in the 2nd half of the cd but this is still a very entertaining cd that has somehow flown under the radar.

Natrlhi
12-31-2010, 11:08 PM
17) Aeon - Path of FireGood fucking call. I didn't notice this one on the list before. Stay tuned to my year-end thread to see where it ends up (along with several others you've mentioned thus far...). :D

I would even go so far as to say that "Path of Fire" was this year's "Those Whom the Gods Detest". (Yes, it's that fucking good,)

jhdeity
01-02-2011, 05:11 PM
Good fucking call. I didn't notice this one on the list before. Stay tuned to my year-end thread to see where it ends up (along with several others you've mentioned thus far...). :D

I would even go so far as to say that "Path of Fire" was this year's "Those Whom the Gods Detest". (Yes, it's that fucking good,)

Nice. I'm starting to think it's more underrated than I 1st thought. I haven't seen it anywhere except our lists I think.

smearCampaign
01-09-2011, 06:39 PM
I'd like to throw The Epigenesis by Melechesh onto this list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpSz-NNnKkM :rocker:

jhdeity
01-09-2011, 07:09 PM
I'd like to throw The Epigenesis by Melechesh onto this list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpSz-NNnKkM :rocker:

I can buy that. I remember listening to Melechesh and Orphaned Land around the same time and even though Orphaned Land was receiving all the accolades I like Melechesh better personally.

larvtard
01-09-2011, 10:11 PM
I'd like to throw The Epigenesis by Melechesh onto this list:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpSz-NNnKkM :rocker:

Melechesh is indeed amazing. Glad to know other people here appreciate them.
Personally I liked Emissaries better, but The Epigenesis was still great. It got my #6 position this year.