View Full Version : Streets's year-end list of awesomeness

12-17-2011, 07:37 PM
I can already tell you that some of you are going to disagree with my lists.

Top 10 Best Live performances.
Top 10 Worst Live Performances.
5 Biggest Disappointments of the year.
Best EP's.
Top 15 Albums of the year.

I'll start later.

12-17-2011, 08:24 PM
Starting out with Best EP's

4. My Dying Bride- The Barghest O’Whitby


12-17-2011, 08:27 PM
3. Cynic- Carbon-Based Anatomy


12-17-2011, 08:35 PM
2. Dirge Within- Absolution

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12-17-2011, 08:36 PM
1. Giant Squid- Cenotes


12-17-2011, 08:46 PM
1. Giant Squid- Cenotes


12-17-2011, 10:11 PM
I'm going to go ahead and add Best Split of the year which goes to

Circle of Ouroborus/Drowning the Light - Moonflares


12-18-2011, 10:29 AM
5 Biggest Disappointments.

5. Blink-182- Neighborhoods


With the amount of hype that this album had around here, I figured it was going to be good because it's Blink-182. I was wrong. The only bad album they've released since 1993's "Buddha". The ONLY redeeming factor of this album is the vocals. Let's hope the next one is better.

12-18-2011, 10:46 AM
4. Chevelle- Hats Off To The Bull


When I heard the first single off of this album "Face To The Floor" I instantly recognized that this would be one of the heaviest Chevelle albums to date. Unfortunately that is the only good song on this album. Chevelle has tried to go in a heavier direction that worked but while they were focused on it being heavy they weren't as focused on the musicianship and that's where this album has failed me. It's a shame i had high hopes for this one too.

12-18-2011, 04:06 PM
3. We Came As Romans- Understanding What We've Grown To Be


To be honest this was my most anticipated album for this year and it was a huge step-down from "To Plant A Seed". This album as a whole was very sub-par. Hopefully the next album from these post-hardcore giants will be as good as the first album.

12-18-2011, 04:08 PM
2. Morbid Angel- Illud Divinum Insanus


Pretty much the same reason that it was a disappointment as everyone else's reason

12-18-2011, 04:16 PM
And the #1 disappointing album for me this year was



With Trivium being my #1 favorite band I was a hardcore fanboy when this album was announced. Then the single "In Waves" was released... my expectations significantly lowered. Then "Built To Fall" was released and my expectations for a good album were gone. There are a couple mediocre songs on here but nothing to redeem this and make it album of the year as i had originally planned it to be.

12-19-2011, 11:50 AM
Top 10 worst Live performances this year.

10. Godsmack


All i've heard for years was how they put on one of the best shows. So i said fuck it at Mayhem Fest and stuck around to watch them. God dammit they were bad. The sound was bad (was not the venue), Sully sounded like a whiny bitch. They basically just stood there. There are only 2 good things about them. 1. The drum battle. 2. The fact that Shannon Larkin is from my hometown.

12-19-2011, 11:58 AM
9. Disturbed


When i saw them at Uproar in '10 i was blown away. not this time. Everything about this performance sucked. It was the same stage show, same songs for the most part, and the same tired screaming. You would have thought for their last U.S. tour before the Hiatus would have been re-vamped, old cuts would have been pulled out. But that was not the case. After that performance i hope they don't come back around.

12-19-2011, 01:34 PM
8. Oceano


the only good thing about this band is the guitarist is cool as hell. Their fans are pricks. they sound like shit. Their vocalist is a retard.

12-19-2011, 01:38 PM
7. Destroy. Rebuild. Until. God. Shows (D.R.U.G.S.)


Craig Owens of Chiodos new band. Typical scene kid band. But so...so...so much worse. One of the worst bands i've ever seen live.

12-19-2011, 02:11 PM
You skipped 8 you silly billy

12-19-2011, 02:15 PM
You skipped 8 you silly billy

fixed it. thanks ;)

12-19-2011, 02:52 PM
6. Borgore


If you know nothing about this guy. Basically he does remixes of scene bands songs along with some original dubstep. Fucking horrid.

12-19-2011, 03:19 PM
5. Asking Alexandria


Dammit i hate this fucking band. The only reason why these guys aren't the #1 worst band i saw this year is because Hollywood Undead went on after them which lessened the suck because Hollywood Undead is awesome live IMO.

12-19-2011, 03:38 PM
4. Straight Line Stitch


They ruined the Machine Head meet & greet at Mayhem Fest with her fucking voice. Most annoying front-woman in metal.

12-19-2011, 03:45 PM
3. Whitechapel


the umpteenth time i've seen them and they've gotten progressively worse with each performance. It seems as though they don't even give a fuck that they have millions upon millions of fans. "This Is Exile" was one of the first metal albums i bought and i loved the heaviness and lyrical content. Fuck you whitechapel.

12-19-2011, 03:56 PM
2. The Great Commission

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TATTOO'S AND PIERCING WILL NOT CAUSE YOU TO GET INTO HELL! those were the first words they uttered when they came onto the stage which commenced a full on breakdown. Throughout the whole set they kept talking about the bible and christianity bullshit. The absolute only thing that this band has done right is a cover of Katy Perry's "Firework" that wasnt bad. After their set was over their vocalist went on an evangelical speech for about 5 minutes.

*the picture was taken by me.

12-19-2011, 03:58 PM
The #1 worst live performance i saw this year was

A Bullet For Pretty Boy

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i left 1/4 of the way through the first song.

12-19-2011, 04:43 PM
so basically you don't like deathcore, scene-metalcore, or tough guy hard rock

welcome to the forum, man

12-19-2011, 04:52 PM
so basically you don't like deathcore, scene-metalcore, or tough guy hard rock

welcome to the forum, man

not quite. i like a good bit of deathcore and some scene-metalcore. and yes about the last one.

12-19-2011, 05:05 PM
Ill go ahead and do my few Honorable Mentions album-wise

The Air I Breath- Great Faith In Fools
The Black Dahlia Murder- Ritual
Drake- Headlines
Belphegor- Blood Magick Necromance
Anthrax- Worship Music

12-19-2011, 05:18 PM
Is it bad that your worst live bands are some of my favorite ones lol.

12-19-2011, 05:21 PM
Is it bad that your worst live bands are some of my favorite ones lol.


12-19-2011, 05:27 PM
Now the Top 10 BEST Live performances this year.

10. Casino Madrid


Hate all you want. These guys put on a fantastic show. I love the sound they have. It's like a robot fucked Attack Attack! and had an awesome baby.

12-19-2011, 09:21 PM
Ill go ahead and do my few Honorable Mentions album-wise

Drake- Headlines

You got to be shitting me? One of the worst albums of the year. Some songs were tolerable, but so much filler and had some of the worst/most annoying songs of the year.

12-19-2011, 09:36 PM
You got to be shitting me? One of the worst albums of the year. Some songs were tolerable, but so much filler and had some of the worst/most annoying songs of the year.

The main reason is because of his lyrical work. Plus everything just rolls off the tongue. he has great flow.

12-20-2011, 11:20 AM
9. Trivium


I've already said that I'm a fanboy for trivium. Mayhem fest or the new album was no exception to me going ape shit and singing along with every song.

12-20-2011, 06:40 PM
8. All Shall Perish

Guys have great sound live and they really know how to get a crowd going.

7. The Black Dahlia Murder

Screaming the words to "I Will Return" was an other-worldly experience for me.

6. As Blood Runs Black


death-core done right. These guys have amazing energy live and i wouldn't hesitate to see them on a headliner.

12-20-2011, 07:09 PM
5. Testament


Henchmen Ride and More Than Meets The Eye are my 2 favorite Testament songs and to hear them live back to back was pure unadulterated amazing. And to be staring in Alex Skolnick in the eyes while he's killing a solo was just epic.

4. The Air I Breathe


God damn do these guys put on a great show. When you're at, as has been said here, perfect dick sucking level to a really good band such as this and screaming words into the mic it's a great experience and i truly look forward to seeing them again in the near future.

3. Darkest Hour


Every time I see Darkest Hour they steal the show. To take the show away from the Headliner is a great thing. This band is one that got me into metalcore and they have never failed to impress me with anything to do. I'm very excited to see them again in February with Machine Head.

2. Machine Head


Never in a festival setting has a band blown me away like Machine Head did this year at Mayhem Fest. Bodies upon bodies climbing over each other to try and get closer packed in like sardines and getting crushed by the rail and the people behind you while screaming the lyrics to "Halo" is truly an experience i will never forget as one of the best shows bands i've ever seen live. I hope their performance is just as good if not better in February.

12-20-2011, 07:42 PM
And the band who i thought put on the best performance this year is..


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FUCKING SHIT I LOVE THIS BAND! When the acoustic outro to "Claws In So Deep" started playing over the P.A. I knew I was going to get a great show from them. And i got way more than expected. One of, if not, the best bands I've ever seen live. From the vocals to the guitar work to the drumming, everything about these thrashers are amazing. Screaming every word to every song. Banging my head like crazy. It was just a truly amazing experience. I'm saddened that they had such a short set for being the openers of the show. Almost every time one of the members came over to the part of the stage i was in front of they would point me out and shit. When their set was over Mark Osegueda looked right at me grabbed the setlist shot the horns at me and handed me the setlist. To say that I look forward to their next Headlining tour is a complete understatement.

12-20-2011, 10:05 PM
Im not doing reviews of albums until the top 5

15. Subrosa- No Help For The Mighty Ones


12-20-2011, 10:07 PM
[SIZE="4"]Im not doing reviews of albums until the top 5


12-20-2011, 10:09 PM

i dont really like doing reviews of albums. Mainly because i don't go in-depth on that shit like most people.

12-20-2011, 10:36 PM
14. Anaal Nathrakh- Passion


12-20-2011, 10:43 PM
13. La Dispute- Wildlife


12-20-2011, 11:30 PM
12. Casino Madrid- Robots


12-21-2011, 08:45 AM
11. Machine Head- Unto The Locust


12-21-2011, 10:35 AM
Top 10 time :D

10. Wolves In The Throne Room- Celestial Lineage


12-21-2011, 11:51 AM
9. Vektor- Outer Isolation


12-21-2011, 12:34 PM
8. Cormorant- Dwellings


12-21-2011, 12:50 PM
Wait a cotton-pickin' second. So when somebody has this album in the bottom of their Top 5, you tell them it needs to be higher, but you have this at number 8? :confused:

12-21-2011, 12:50 PM
Wait a cotton-pickin' second. So when somebody has this album in the bottom of their Top 5, you tell them it needs to be higher, but you have this at number 8? :confused:

I was fucking with Brandon for a reason. :tongue:

12-21-2011, 05:34 PM
7. Red- Until We Have Faces


12-21-2011, 08:44 PM
6. All Shall Perish- This Is Where It Ends


12-21-2011, 11:05 PM
fuck it I'm only going to review my number 1 album.

5. Skeletonwitch- Forever Abomination (also known as Infernal Damnation to Manks )


12-21-2011, 11:11 PM
Cool so far, Man. Looking forward to the rest.

Great to see All Shall Perish get some love.

12-21-2011, 11:21 PM
i think many will be surprised by my number 1 except for the people on facebook ;)

12-22-2011, 09:06 AM
4. Oh, Sleeper- Children Of Fire


12-22-2011, 11:19 AM
3. Darkest Hour- The Human Romance


12-22-2011, 11:36 AM
2. Iced Earth- Dystopia


12-22-2011, 12:35 PM
Fuck it I'll post it now.

1. Touché Amoré- Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me


Here it is. I was surprised people on here were fans of them let alone someone else's #1. 20 minutes of non-stop in your face greatness. I got into this band a couple months ago. And they have quickly taken a spot as one of my favorite bands. Everything about this album from the musicianship to the lyricism is amazing. Someone asked me earlier this week to suggest some new bands for them to listen to and Touché Amoré was the first band i told them about. This is a great band and i hope to see them live and hear more from them soon. Every track is phenomenal. There's really nothing else i can say that Manks hasn't already.

12-22-2011, 02:02 PM
yeah so that's it. Thoughts? comments? trolls?

12-27-2011, 06:24 PM
no reviews = little ensentive to care, to check out anything new, or to even have much to comment on, just my thoughts, don't mean to criticise.

12-28-2011, 01:42 AM
yeah so that's it. Thoughts? comments? trolls?

Yeah to get a lot of responses, you usually have to type some strongly opinionated reviews. Whether they're good or bad, they usually ellicit some strong reactions.

I still read your list. Some stuff I liked, some stuff I didn't like.