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ravenheart
12-12-2013, 03:57 AM
1. Deafheaven - Sunbather
2. Kvelertak - Meir
3. Windhand - Soma
4. In Solitude - Sister
5. Gorguts - Colored Sands
6. Blood Ceremony - The Eldritch Dark
7. Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is The Killer
8. Earthless - From The Ages
9. Inter Arma - Sky Burial
10. Clutch - Earth Rocker
11. SubRosa - More Constant Than The Gods
12. Kylesa - Ultraviolet
13. Church of Misery - My Kingdom Scum
14. Cathedral - The Last Spire
15. Voivod - Target Earth
16. Steven Wilson - The Raven Refused To Sing
17. Melt-Banana - Fetch
18. Stomach Earth - Stomach Earth
19. Mastodon - Live At Brixton
20. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance

ravenheart
12-12-2013, 03:57 AM
Seems like a very trendy list to me.

Does that sum up Rolling Stone as a whole? (we don't really have it here)

JRA
12-12-2013, 05:05 AM
Clutch is there, Watain is not. Then again, neither is Aftershock.

mastodon421
12-12-2013, 05:10 AM
Better than expected. Except for Deafhaven at number 1, I wouldn't say this list is really trendy.

adamclark52
12-12-2013, 08:29 AM
A lot better than I'd have expected.

kalfitegrdan
12-12-2013, 08:41 AM
19. Mastodon - Live At Brixton

Seriously, why?

BloodoftheKings
12-12-2013, 09:04 AM
It really seems like they're trend hopping giving Sunbather #1. I looked in the issue of RS where they reviewed Sunbather and they didn't even give it a very high rating.

And since when is Melt Banana metal?

slapguitarer
12-12-2013, 09:36 AM
Yeah it's complete trend hoping. They gave Sunbather a 3/5. It's fuckig dumb. Because if a 3/5 is the best metal album of the year, what does that tell their readers about the other metal records?

dcmetal108
12-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Seriously, why?

That was what I was wondering.


Good to see TDEP there though, but then again that album is on EVERY list ive saw.

MPF
12-12-2013, 10:46 AM
Not a bad list at all.

slapguitarer
12-12-2013, 11:41 AM
Seriously, why?

Rolling Stone has strong boner for Mastodon

John The Drummer
12-12-2013, 01:24 PM
Rolling Stone has strong boner for Mastodon
Most people do...... :eyes:

I'm surprised at no Carcass on here!

elturtleboy
12-12-2013, 02:58 PM
#1 <3

PVH5150
12-12-2013, 03:25 PM
Someone mark the calendar.

Rolling Stone publishes something that doesn't completely suck asshole.

ravenheart
12-12-2013, 04:23 PM
Better than expected. Except for Deafhaven at number 1, I wouldn't say this list is really trendy.

Joke, yes?

mankvill
12-12-2013, 04:48 PM
It's trendy in the way that almost all of these are safe picks for a mainstream publication like Rolling Stone.

ravenheart
12-12-2013, 04:51 PM
It's trendy in the way that almost all of these are safe picks for a mainstream publication like Rolling Stone.

Maybe in Americaland.

powerslave_85
12-12-2013, 05:47 PM
Ugh, so trendy, right? I'm sick of seeing posers at the mall with their Windhand t-shirts.

InFlamesOfBirchmen
12-12-2013, 05:48 PM
Seriously, why?

It's a good album, in my opinion. The mastering is above average for a live record, and they even fixed some of Brent's vocal issues. The setlist is pretty solid, and it's an overall great representation of Mastodon live. It's leaps and bounds better than Live at the Argon, that's for sure.

ravenheart
12-12-2013, 05:57 PM
Ugh, so trendy, right? I'm sick of seeing posers at the mall with their Windhand t-shirts.

I know, right? That's exactly what I meant.

mankvill
12-12-2013, 07:42 PM
Ugh, so trendy, right? I'm sick of seeing posers at the mall with their Windhand t-shirts.

It's doom/sludge/stoner. It is the metal sound of the '10s. For metal, it is trendy. Not saying it's bad, but it's what's hot right now.

powerslave_85
12-12-2013, 08:01 PM
And? Who gives a fuck if that's "what's hot right now?" If your first thought upon seeing a best-of list is "UGHHH, too many people like this thing!" instead of whether or not YOU like the albums on it, your head is lodged firmly in your own ass.

illuminatus917
12-12-2013, 08:10 PM
Rolling Stone has strong boner for Mastodon

Rolling Stone has a strong boner for vacuous album reviews, incessantly biased and one-dimensional/predictable journalism, hypocrisy, and bandwagon jumping.

slapguitarer
12-12-2013, 08:16 PM
That too

jhdeity
12-12-2013, 08:43 PM
It's better than I think anyone would expect but if you thought #1 wouldn't have the word "shoegaze" in the review you obviously don't know Rolling Stone.

This list was obviously compiled by a hipster scouring metal websites...

The live Testament is 20 times better than the live Mastodon but only people who actually listen to metal would know that...

mankvill
12-12-2013, 10:03 PM
And? Who gives a fuck if that's "what's hot right now?" If your first thought upon seeing a best-of list is "UGHHH, too many people like this thing!" instead of whether or not YOU like the albums on it, your head is lodged firmly in your own ass.


It's doom/sludge/stoner. It is the metal sound of the '10s. For metal, it is trendy. Not saying it's bad, but it's what's hot right now.

no one is saying it's a bad thing you cunt, but it's the truth.

kalfitegrdan
12-13-2013, 12:41 AM
It's a good album, in my opinion. The mastering is above average for a live record, and they even fixed some of Brent's vocal issues. The setlist is pretty solid, and it's an overall great representation of Mastodon live. It's leaps and bounds better than Live at the Argon, that's for sure.

Yeah, I don't doubt that it's better. I was at that Aragon show and Mastodon were boring as shit. ;)

But saying a live album is among the twenty best albums released in a year is just weird. It's probably just because I'm not particularly a fan of live albums.

AnthG
12-13-2013, 04:49 AM
Seems like a very trendy list to me.

Does that sum up Rolling Stone as a whole? (we don't really have it here)

Usually yes, but most of these albums are listed on other best-of lists by more "respected" metal publications and websites.


It's trendy in the way that almost all of these are safe picks for a mainstream publication like Rolling Stone.

Yes, because the readers of Rolling Stone are all so familiar with Gorguts and Kvelertak

mankvill
12-13-2013, 10:14 AM
Usually yes, but most of these albums are listed on other best-of lists by more "respected" metal publications and websites.




Yes, because the readers of Rolling Stone are all so familiar with Gorguts and Kvelertak

You're out of you gosh darn gourd if you don't think casual metal fans who read rolling stone don't know who Kvelertak isn

AnthG
12-14-2013, 12:36 PM
But not Gorguts?

BloodoftheKings
12-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Yes, because the readers of Rolling Stone are all so familiar with Gorguts and Kvelertak

Kvelertak are signed to Roadrunner. Gorguts just landed on non-metal fan's radars this year when indie publications praised Colored Sands.