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brutal_descent
11-28-2011, 06:45 AM
Alright, so seeing as how December is right around the corner, I'm going to start my first-ever end of the year thread! :boxer: Starting December 1st I'll be counting down from my #30 album of the year to my favorite album of the year (on the 31st of course) along with some little fun lists that I'll post tomorrow and after tomorrow. Unfortunately, I won't be writing much, especially for the albums - I'm too lazy to write reviews or whatnot. But for those who do end up keeping an eye on this thread, feel free to pitch in with whatever comments you do have!

Note: Lists concerning shows will not include the shows I'll be attending in December; those being Dark Tranquillity, Paul McCartney, and two Kylesa gigs.

So, to cut the red ribbon on this motherfucker, here's your first mini-list:

Five Most Extreme/Insane Gigs Of The Year

1. Fucked Up (Canada) August 23rd
2. Napalm Death (United Kingdom) September 28th
3. GWAR (USA) June 26th
4. The Black Dahlia Murder (USA) May 16th
5. Exhumed (USA) August 4th

Honorary Mention: Meshuggah (Sweden) April 3rd

:fist:

brutal_descent
11-28-2011, 06:52 AM
Fuck it, here's another one.

Five Coolest Musicians I Met This Year

1. Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)
2. Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me)
3. Cory Smoot (GWAR) R.I.P.
4. Andreas Kisser (Sepultura)
5. Scott Wilkinson (British Sea Power)
Honorary Mention: Mark "Barney" Greenway (Napalm Death)

larvtard
11-28-2011, 06:56 AM
Five Most Extreme/Insane Gigs Of The Year

1. Fucked Up (Canada) August 23rd
2. Napalm Death (United Kingdom) September 28th
3. GWAR (USA) June 26th
4. The Black Dahlia Murder (USA) May 16th
5. Exhumed (USA) August 4th

Honorary Mention: Meshuggah (Sweden) April 3rd

:fist:

For a second I thought you were listing the countries where you saw the bands :lol:

Epidemic Reign
11-28-2011, 06:57 AM
:party:

IrritatedTrout
11-28-2011, 06:58 AM
I did too.

brutal_descent
11-28-2011, 06:59 AM
Five Most Disappointing Live Bands Of The Year

1. Altar of Plagues (Ireland) October 15th
2. Protest the Hero (USA) June 24th
3. Darkest Hour (USA) July 29th
4. Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy) July 29th
5. Triptykon (Switzerland) June 25th

Sepultura69
11-28-2011, 07:04 AM
holy shit, your real name is "Lincoln"? ahahah that's fuckin awesome man.

:fist:

Five Most Disappointing Live Bands Of The Year
5. Triptykon (Switzerland) June 25th

OH wtf? Really? I heard from a lot of people that they put on a pretty HEAVY show. Tom G. suck on the mic stand that night or something? :confused:

moobys37
11-28-2011, 07:16 AM
What made Altar of Plagues disappointing?

brutal_descent
11-28-2011, 07:23 AM
OH wtf? Really? I heard from a lot of people that they put on a pretty HEAVY show. Tom G. suck on the mic stand that night or something? :confused:

Eh, I didn't really like it. On record they're mind-blowing but seeing them live just gave me a headache, and not the awesome kind (like the one YOB live gives).

What made Altar of Plagues disappointing?

The atmosphere wasn't appropriate for their show, the sound was pretty bad, and IMHO Earth: as a Womb didn't translate well live.

300%_Density
11-28-2011, 07:28 AM
I am disappoint on Triptykon. They might have been best show of 2010 for me. Might have been a bad night or something. I will be following this thread however.

ravenheart
11-28-2011, 07:49 AM
Five Coolest Musicians I Stalked After The Show This Year

Mhm. Mhm.

street_burial
11-28-2011, 08:09 AM
Five Most Disappointing Live Bands Of The Year


3. Darkest Hour (USA) July 29th


:( why were they disappointing? They always put on a great show when i see them. Most of the time stealing the show for me.

brutal_descent
11-28-2011, 08:11 AM
:( why were they disappointing? They always put on a great show when i see them. Most of the time stealing the show for me.

It's disappointing now, but then it was just pure shit. I had never heard them before, and my god, was I completely in awe of how much they sucked to my ears. Maybe now that I listen to them I'd enjoy it, but then I couldn't stand it. If I remember correctly, I left to get a hot dog :lol:

Natrlhi
11-28-2011, 08:22 AM
For a second I thought you were listing the countries where you saw the bands :lol:

I did too.Me too, because that's the only thing that really makes sense. Telling us what country the headlining band is from is rather irrelevant (unless of course you're trying to distinguish between bands called "Shining" or the like), but telling us where the show took place is actually relevant information.

Got dammit, Fonzy.

illuminatus917
11-28-2011, 08:24 AM
Triptykon bad live? That's unexpected.

Natrlhi
11-28-2011, 08:24 AM
Fuck it, here's another one.

Five Coolest Musicians I Stalked After The Show This Year

Mhm. Mhm.L:lol:L

Natrlhi
11-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Triptykon bad live? That's unexpected.I'll be honest - they didn't exactly blow me away, either. They certainly didn't suck, but I was a little underwhelmed. The nostalgia was more palpable than the actual level of awesomeness in terms of sight and sound.

moobys37
11-28-2011, 12:51 PM
I'll be honest - they didn't exactly blow me away, either. They certainly didn't suck, but I was a little underwhelmed. The nostalgia was more palpable than the actual level of awesomeness in terms of sight and sound.

Granted, you saw them at the Grog Shop. They shouldn't be playing there. Seeing them at church was mind-blowing.

Natrlhi
11-28-2011, 12:55 PM
Granted, you saw them at the Grog Shop. They shouldn't be playing there. Seeing them at church was mind-blowing.I don't doubt you there, but the Grog was actually the best place in town for me to see them, because the sound is actually not bad and you can get right up on top of the stage there. It was definitely awesome being ten feet away from Tom G. Warrior for about an hour while he did his thing...no arguments there. :fist:

But yeah, seeing them in church would be tits. :D

slapguitarer
11-28-2011, 05:14 PM
Five Most Disappointing Live Bands Of The Year


2. Protest the Hero (USA) June 24th


Firstly, they're Canadian.

Secondly, fuck you.

mastodon421
11-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Darkest Hour is great live, so is Fleshgod so fuck you:finger:

Sepultura69
11-28-2011, 05:26 PM
Five Coolest Musicians I Met This Year
4. Andreas Kisser


I hate you

brutal_descent
11-29-2011, 09:05 PM
Bump!

Tomorrow I start the albums :fist:

EDIT: Freddie from Iced Earth would probably be #2 on that "coolest musicians" list, I probably talked with him alone for about 20-30 minutes last night. Awesome dude.

brutal_descent
12-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Here we go.

#30
In Solitude - The World, The Flesh, The Devil
Metal Blade Records

http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2011/05/In-Solitude-The-World-The-Flesh-The-Devil.jpg

01. The World. The Flesh. The Devil
02. We Were Never Here
03. Serpents Are Rising
04. Poisoned, Blessed And Burned
05. Demons
06. To Her Darkness
07. Dance Of The Adversary
08. On Burning Paths

You could say, if you really wanted, that In Solitude falls into the occult rock revival group of bands, along with Ghost and The Devil's Blood, but I'd disagree. Sweden's In Solitude have a bit more heaviness to them, resulting in a great mix of clean vocals, a thick guitar sound, and production that's just right, bringing out a great band whose punch is harder than BOC's, but with just enough occult lyrics to make this a fun singalong for classic rock fans and Satanists alike.

Serpents Are Rising (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzRyOSz2fjE)

masterguy49
12-01-2011, 09:49 AM
I have too much shit to listen to that I haven't yet for this year

illuminatus917
12-01-2011, 11:51 AM
fun singalong for classic rock fans and Satanists alike.

Too bad more people don't enjoy a good satanist singalong.

hb420
12-01-2011, 12:02 PM
Too bad more people don't enjoy a good satanist singalong.

Very good point makes me want to Black Mass, which has a very awesome catchy satanic chorus.

brutal_descent
12-02-2011, 12:02 AM
#29
Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
Prosthetic Records

http://altm.su/uploads/posts/2011-09/1316716789_folder.jpg

01. This Horrifying Force (the Desire To Kill)
02. Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
03. Of Ash And Torment
04. Choke Beyond Betrayal
05. Erased And Forgotten
06. The Infernal Resurrection
07. Rejoice In Misery
08. Cleaver Of Souls
09. Shredding Sacred Flesh
10. Sink Beneath Insanity
11. My Skin Of Deceit

Skeletonwitch, in my opinion, are one of the most overrated modern metal bands to come out of the States in recent times. Along with Warbringer, Revocation, and to a lesser extent Vektor, they're heralded as one of the new and improved thrash metal bands to break onto the scene. But enough of that. While about a third of Beyond the Permafrost kicked ass, Skeletonwitch have somewhat straightened up on this record. The album is more or less great (even though the vocals irk me a bit) and even though the two opening tracks (most popular ones) are a bit lackluster, the album through and through is consistent. From "Of Ash and Torment" on, the album shines, peaking with "The Infernal Resurrection", a great, fast, thrashing track, my favorite from the record.

The Infernal Resurrection (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCjZ5eFFVSY)

hb420
12-02-2011, 12:34 AM
#29
Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
Prosthetic Records

http://altm.su/uploads/posts/2011-09/1316716789_folder.jpg

01. This Horrifying Force (the Desire To Kill)
02. Reduced To The Failure Of Prayer
03. Of Ash And Torment
04. Choke Beyond Betrayal
05. Erased And Forgotten
06. The Infernal Resurrection
07. Rejoice In Misery
08. Cleaver Of Souls
09. Shredding Sacred Flesh
10. Sink Beneath Insanity
11. My Skin Of Deceit

Skeletonwitch, in my opinion, are one of the most overrated modern metal bands to come out of the States in recent times. Along with Warbringer, Revocation, and to a lesser extent Vektor, they're heralded as one of the new and improved thrash metal bands to break onto the scene. But enough of that. While about a third of Beyond the Permafrost kicked ass, Skeletonwitch have somewhat straightened up on this record. The album is more or less great (even though the vocals irk me a bit) and even though the two opening tracks (most popular ones) are a bit lackluster, the album through and through is consistent. From "Of Ash and Torment" on, the album shines, peaking with "The Infernal Resurrection", a great, fast, thrashing track, my favorite from the record.

The Infernal Resurrection (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCjZ5eFFVSY)

It's all about Cleaver of Souls man!, that melodic part near the end. :drool:

larvtard
12-02-2011, 06:39 AM
>he thinks Revocation and Vektor are overrated
>15 years old

brutal_descent
12-02-2011, 11:30 AM
>he thinks Revocation and Vektor are overrated
>15 years old

What? I said that Skeletonwitch were overrated, dumbass. I love Vektor and Revocation :tp: There's a period in between "one of the most overrated bands" and "along with Vektor, Revocation, Warbringer".

Seventhzealot
12-02-2011, 04:00 PM
(even though the vocals irk me a bit)

I feel that way about quite a few of the "new wave" of thrash bands apart from Vektor and maybe Revocation.

brutal_descent
12-03-2011, 01:51 PM
#28
Anthrax - Worship Music
Megaforce Records

http://united-metal.ru/uploads/posts/2011-07/1310584752_anthraxworship.jpg

01. Worship
02. Earth On Hell
03. The Devil You Know
04. Fight 'Em Til You Can't
05. I'm Alive
06. Hymn 1
07. In The End
08. The Giant
09. Hymn 2
10. Judas Priest
11. Crawl
12. The Constant
13. Revolution Screams

So uh, it's Anthrax. With a new album. With Belladonna singing again. Which is pretty good, until you realize it isn't a thrash metal album - which, believe it or not, makes this album shine the more. Diehard thrashers who believed that there'd be another Among the Living someday will obviously bash this album, for a standard heavy metal release, it's pretty damn good. With the only exceptions The Devil You Know and Fight 'Em 'Till You Can't, this album is a return to form for Anthrax, after a few shitty albums with Dan Nelson (inb4 I piss off some Nelson fans); both Ian and Belladonna get their spotlight moments here, especially on Earth On Hell, my favorite from the album.

Earth On Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2fyQHtiIQ4)

El Gordo
12-03-2011, 02:06 PM
With the only exceptions The Devil You Know and Fight 'Em 'Till You Can't, this album is a return to form for Anthrax, after a few shitty albums with Dan Nelson (inb4 I piss off some Nelson fans); both Ian and Belladonna get their spotlight moments here, especially on Earth On Hell, my favorite from the album.

Earth On Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2fyQHtiIQ4)[/CENTER]

Where are these albums with Dan Nelson on vocals?

brutal_descent
12-03-2011, 02:19 PM
Where are these albums with Dan Nelson on vocals?

Oi, my bad, I meant John Bush.

brutal_descent
12-04-2011, 07:50 AM
#27
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events
Roadrunner Records

http://www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/dream-theater.jpg

01. On the Back of Angels
02. Build Me Up Break Me Down
03. Lost Not Forgotten
04. This is the Life
05. Bridges in the Sky
06. Outcry
07. Far from Heaven
08. Breaking All Illusions
09. Beneath the Surface

With Mike Portnoy gone, lots of butthurt fanboys complained that DT wouldn't be the same. While that may be true (I did feel much more prog rock in this record than prog metal) this album is no less DT than before. Mike Mangini is an appropriate replacement for Portnoy, and LaBrie's songwriting is great here. The only complaints I have are as mentioned earlier the amount of clean parts - it became monotonous at a certain point, maybe explaining why the only track that stands out to me (and how it stands out!) is Build Me Up, Break Me Down, one of my favorite DT songs to date now.

Build Me Up Break Me Down (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPjG_OKlgic)

treghet
12-04-2011, 08:09 AM
and LaBrie's songwriting is great here.

???

brutal_descent
12-04-2011, 08:21 AM
???

Please tell me LaBrie writes the songs, or else that'll be the second fuck-up I've made in this thread. :bouville:

treghet
12-04-2011, 08:24 AM
LaBrie probably has a say, but Petrucci and Rudess pretty much have complete control of the band. Petrucci actually wrote all of the drums for Magini (while letting him make a few changes) and most of the lyrics for the album.

SomewhereInTime72
12-04-2011, 05:49 PM
DT over Anthrax.

I mad.

brutal_descent
12-07-2011, 12:12 PM
Missed two posts, and it's 1 AM here so I'm going to just post the next three and move on.

#27
Machine Head - Unto the Locust
Roadrunner Records

http://moole.ru/uploads/posts/2011-10/1320093732_machine-head-unto-the-locust.jpg

01. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
02. Be Still and Know
03. Locust
04. This Is the End
05. Darkness Within
06. Pearls before the Swine
07. Who We Are

I Am Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U0Xo9ohdFk)

#26
Animals as Leaders - Weightless
Sumerian Records

http://www.drugmetal.ru/uploads/images/1/8/0/9/394/7cb22a7cb0.jpg

01. An Infinite Regression
02. Odessa
03. Somnarium
04. Earth Departure
05. Isolated Incidents
06. Do Not Go Gently
07. New Eden
08. Cylindrical Sea
09. Espera
10. To Lead you To an Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

Somnarium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s885tzuhiV4)

#25
Red Fang - Murder the Mountains
Relapse Records

http://www.drugmetal.ru/uploads/images/b/4/6/5/5/d9ac04b5ee.jpg

01. Malverde
02. Wires
03. Hank Is Dead
04. Dirt Wizard
05. Throw Up
06. Painted Parade
07. Number Thirteen
08. Into the Eye
09. The Undertow
10. Human Herd

Hank is Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmLfKDQZ4P0)

Seventhzealot
12-07-2011, 12:22 PM
Where are the blurbs? :flame: ;)

brutal_descent
12-08-2011, 09:52 AM
#24
Deicide - To Hell With God
Century Media Records

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1c/Deicidetohell.jpg

1. "To Hell With God" 4:21
2. "Save Your" (Asheim, Benton, Owen) 3:32
3. "Witness of Death" 3:05
4. "Conviction" (Benton, Owen) 3:15
5. "Empowered by Blasphemy" 3:16
6. "Angels of Hell" (Asheim, Benton, Owen) 3:12
7. "Hang in Agony Until You're Dead" 3:59
8. "Servant of the Enemy" 3:17
9. "Into the Darkness You Go" (Benton, Owen) 3:32
10. "How Can You Call Yourself a God"

Save Your (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzx5cCloN3g)

larvtard
12-08-2011, 10:17 AM
Where are the blurbs? :flame: ;)

Agreed. Stop being lazy you Soviet motherfucker

treghet
12-08-2011, 02:19 PM
Agreed. Stop being lazy you Soviet motherfucker

Yeah, if you're going to do a list at least put some effort into it.

brutal_descent
12-11-2011, 02:45 AM
So basically, I'm just going to skip ahead to #20 because it's from that point on that the albums included get great. To kill some of the suspense for you all, I'm going to put it out there that Amon Amarth, DTP (both Ghost and Deconstruction), and Scale The Summit failed to make it. Also, no more track listings. Takes too long to format them correctly ;)

#20
The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual
Metal Blade Records

http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/dahliaritual1.jpg

As Ben said in his review, whether you're a trve metal fan or some scenefag, this has got to appeal to you. If the opening four tracks don't make you want to go kick a baby from adrenaline, check your pulse. I've been a long-time BDM fan, and thought Deflorate was a bit weak, but Ritual does deserve all the hype it gets. I've always been one to claim that Black Dahlia Murder are melodeath, and this has to confirm it. With more amazing guitarwork from Ryan Knight (ex-Arsis guitarist) and unrelenting vocals from Trevor Strnad, this should be in any death metal fan's end-of-year list.

A Shrine To Madness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg5k-Suqs6w)

hb420
12-11-2011, 02:53 AM
#25
Red Fang - Murder the Mountains
Relapse Records

http://www.drugmetal.ru/uploads/images/b/4/6/5/5/d9ac04b5ee.jpg

01. Malverde
02. Wires
03. Hank Is Dead
04. Dirt Wizard
05. Throw Up
06. Painted Parade
07. Number Thirteen
08. Into the Eye
09. The Undertow
10. Human Herd

Hank is Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmLfKDQZ4P0)[/CENTER]

Awesome album :fist:

brutal_descent
12-12-2011, 07:50 AM
#19
Weedeater - Jason... The Dragon
Southern Lord Records

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_atKrCdoiKZ4/TTdMpk2NE7I/AAAAAAAAF4s/6Zr14U_9-4U/s1600/jason-the-dragon.jpg

An album I haven't seen on anyone's lists yet here, Weedeater's new album is my favorite sludge album of the year. Featuring members of Buzzov-en, the band's third release outdoes the rest, with fucking awesome songs like Hammerhandle (my favorite), Turkey Warlock, and Mancoon, this is (unless Electric Wizard released an album this year without me knowing about it) what you'll be lighting up to while listening to. With riffs reminiscent of Acid King or Bongripper, this is definitely one of the best releases of early 2011. Kudos to Manks to recommending this to me back in April!

Hammerhandle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwcDUi0v1vU)

jhdeity
12-12-2011, 08:29 AM
Missed two posts, and it's 1 AM here so I'm going to just post the next three and move on.

#27
Machine Head - Unto the Locust
Roadrunner Records

http://moole.ru/uploads/posts/2011-10/1320093732_machine-head-unto-the-locust.jpg

01. I Am Hell (Sonata in C#)
02. Be Still and Know
03. Locust
04. This Is the End
05. Darkness Within
06. Pearls before the Swine
07. Who We Are

I Am Hell (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U0Xo9ohdFk)

#26
Animals as Leaders - Weightless
Sumerian Records

http://www.drugmetal.ru/uploads/images/1/8/0/9/394/7cb22a7cb0.jpg

01. An Infinite Regression
02. Odessa
03. Somnarium
04. Earth Departure
05. Isolated Incidents
06. Do Not Go Gently
07. New Eden
08. Cylindrical Sea
09. Espera
10. To Lead you To an Overwhelming Question
11. Weightless
12. David

Somnarium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s885tzuhiV4)

#25
Red Fang - Murder the Mountains
Relapse Records

http://www.drugmetal.ru/uploads/images/b/4/6/5/5/d9ac04b5ee.jpg

01. Malverde
02. Wires
03. Hank Is Dead
04. Dirt Wizard
05. Throw Up
06. Painted Parade
07. Number Thirteen
08. Into the Eye
09. The Undertow
10. Human Herd

Hank is Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmLfKDQZ4P0)

All 3 Top 15 for me and deserving of write-ups. Cool list so far...

BloodoftheKings
12-12-2011, 11:04 AM
An album I haven't seen on anyone's lists yet here,

Why haven't you looked at my list. :hmm:

illuminatus917
12-12-2011, 01:33 PM
brutal descent

Have you looked at anyone's list but yours.

:flame:

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7191/screenshot20111212at532.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/screenshot20111212at532.png/)

brutal_descent
12-20-2011, 06:44 PM
Eh, here are a few more. Not really enjoying this as much as I should. :bouville:


18. Opeth – Heritage – The Devil’s Orchard – Roadrunner Records

As a diehard Opeth fan, I looked forward to Opeth going clean, into a Rush-like direction, and upon listening to the album, I was only disappointed by a little. My expectations were too high seeing as how they’re my favorite band. The only faults of the record lie in the feel of the album; songs passed without me noticing, especially during the middle of the album. Akerfeldt’s voice stands out here, as well as the guitar work; the guitar riff to The Devil’s Orchard must be one of my favorite riffs of the year, and I Feel the Dark should be a staple in their acoustic/clean sets. Slither is also one of my favorite tracks, with full-on prog all the way through. Should Opeth continue down this road? Perhaps. If Akerfeldt feels his talent now lies away from death metal, all the glory to him, but I hope this is just a slight deviation, and that the future of Opeth won’t resemble this record.

17. Liturgy – Aesthetica – High Gold - Whatever label they're on

Liturgy is a hipster black metal band – like the ‘genre’ of viking metal, it says nothing about their sound, simply their ‘scene’ or whatnot. Touring with bands like electronic artist Diplo and indie pop act Sleigh Bells doesn’t do much for them, but if you look past the name calling, Liturgy’s new album Aesthetica is captivating. An avant-garde take on Wolves in the Throne Room’s less mystical material, these Brooklyn-based guys do what they do well. By abandoning the black metal stereotypical image of corpse-paint, the decision acts as a paradigm shift – songs such as High Gold, Generation, and Sun of Light become audial assaults, armed to the teeth, a straight-up dose of noise.

16. Mastodon – The Hunter – Spectrelight – Roadrunner Records

Another one of my favorite bands, this is a new direction for Mastodon – going away from the idea of concept albums (represented by their previous releases), The Hunter can easily be appreciated as a compilation of the different sides of Mastodon. From classic Mastodon heavy-hitters such as Spectrelight and Black Tongue, and stoner metal, High on Fire-inspired anthems like Curl of the Burl and Blasteroid, The Hunter showcases the flexibility Mastodon is capable of. With a beautiful finale in the form of the title track, Mastodon end their latest release with a line that’s sure to stick in the mind for days to come, “Pursue happiness with diligence”. While The Hunter does contain one or two lackluster tracks (Stargasm comes to mind), this is a solid release from one of the best, most innovative metal bands out today.

15. Burzum – Fallen – Jeg faller - Whatever label he's on

Varg Vikernes’ one-man black metal band Burzum has, over the years, become infamous in the black metal scene; with his extremist views and having killed Mayhem’s frontman Euronymous in the mid-90’s, Burzum is a love-it or hate-it band. Since his release from prison, he’s released two albums – last year’s Belus and his newest album, Fallen. Both superb albums and strong examples of his unrelenting musicianship despite the many years in prison, both albums would be better as a double-album.

BloodoftheKings
12-20-2011, 06:48 PM
15. Burzum – Fallen – Jeg faller - Whatever label he's on

Varg Vikernes’ one-man black metal band Burzum has, over the years, become infamous in the black metal scene; with his extremist views and having killed Mayhem’s guitarist Euronymous in the mid-90’s, Burzum is a love-it or hate-it band. Since his release from prison, he’s released two albums – last year’s Belus and his newest album, Fallen. Both superb albums and strong examples of his unrelenting musicianship despite the many years in prison, both albums would be better as a double-album.

Fixed.

EDIT: Nevermind you were right. All the documentaries didn't say anything about him being the singer.

MPF
12-20-2011, 06:48 PM
Good choices in the Top 20 so far.

brutal_descent
12-20-2011, 06:50 PM
Fixed.

Honestly couldn't care less right now. Only album of theirs I own is De Mysteriis Dom Sathans.

slapguitarer
12-20-2011, 07:36 PM
Of all the tracks off The Hunter to pick as lackluster you choose Stargasm?

*facepalm*

brutal_descent
12-23-2011, 04:22 PM
14. Protest the Hero - Scurrilous

Protest the Hero's first two albums, Kezia and Fortress, were metalcore albums with prog influences. Disagree with me if you wish to, but what matters is that their new album, Scurrilous, is a brilliant crossover of the two genres. With the great compromise of Michael Romeo-like guitar work and signature PTH vocals, Scurrilous may be their best album yet. Tracks like "C'est la Vie" and one of my favorite songs of the year, "Sex Tapes" bring out the best of Protest the Hero.

brutal_descent
12-23-2011, 04:48 PM
13. Revocation - Chaos of Forms

First of all, let me say this: DAVID IS A FUCKING GOD AT GUITAR. He's probably one of my favorite guitarists from the newest metal bands to come out in the past decade, and Revocation is an amazing outlet for his talents. Anyhow, Chaos of Forms is somewhat better than Existence Is Futile - while a bit more accessible than EIF, that's not necessarily a bad thing - with addictive songs (dat chorus) like Cradle Robber and Harlot, it's hard to believe they're only where they are. 2012 will hold a bright future for them, and the rest of the "newcomers" such as Skeletonwitch and Vektor, and I look forward to the new release.