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mankvill
12-02-2008, 01:06 AM
Top Ten 2008 Albums
note: these are only for albums i've purchased

1.
http://stereogum.com/img/thumbnails/posts/ben_folds-way_to_normal-album_art.jpg

Ben Folds
Way To Normal
"His best musical offering since leaving Ben Folds Five"
Standout Tracks: Bitch Went Nuts, Brainwascht, Kylie From Connecticut


2.
http://music.unrealitytv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/death-magnetic.jpg

Metallica
Death Magnetic
"The best thing for Metallica: Their best album since Cliff died"
Standout Tracks: The End Of The Line, All Nightmare Long, The Judas Kiss


3.
http://www.metalblade.de/thumb.php?image=images/releases/...offrostandwar.jpg&width=385&height=385&mode=fit

Hail Of Bullets
...Of Frost And War
"Solid Old-School Death Metal from a supergroup of some of the genre's finest"
Standout Tracks: Ordered Eastward, Red Wolves Of Stalin, Nachthexen


4.
http://www.spvmarketinginc.com/NinaMarketing/Unleashed.jpg

Unleashed
Hammer Battalion
"Merciless offering of pagan death metal that stays true to its roots"
Standout Tracks: Hammer Battallion, Carved In Stone, The Greatest Of All Lies


5.
http://www.waytooloud.com/wp-content/themes/waytooloud/images/albums/Deicide%20-%20Till%20Death%20do%20us%20Part%203.jpg

Deicide
Till Death Do Us Part
"It really is Deicide's most brutal album - EVER!"
Standout Tracks: Hate Of All Hatreds, Not As Long As We Both Shall Live, Angel Of Agony


6.
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Arsis
We Are The Nightmare
"Equal parts of all their previous releases, this album shreds"
Standout Tracks: Shattering The Spell, Falling Winds Of Hopeless Greed, My Oath To Madness


7.
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Hellhammer
Demon Entrails (Compilation)
"Absolutely essential to anyone who considers themselves a fan of extreme metal"
Standout Tracks: Euronymous, Crucifixion, Messiah


8.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61A8TcdQIFL.jpg

Toxic Holocaust
An Overdose Of Death
"Bringing back the punk to thrash, a very enjoyable album"
Standout Tracks: Nuke The Cross, Future Shock, Feedback, Blood and Distortion


9.
http://www.merchco-online.com/includes/img.php?m=430&p=images/&i=hateeternal.jpg

Hate Eternal
Fury And Flames
"Shoddy production can't keep you from banging your head to this disc"
Standout Tracks: Whom Gods May Destroy, Bringer Of Storms, Fury Within


10.
http://www.kinkfm.com/images/image/programma/kinkaardschok/Judas_Priest-Nostradamus.jpg

Judas Priest
Nostradamus
"Classic Priest hidden within their most progressive offering yet"
Standout Tracks: Pestilence and Plague, Conquest, Nostradamus

mankvill
12-02-2008, 01:13 AM
Top Albums I Purchased This Year (Any Year)

1. Ben Folds - Way To Normal
2. Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost
3. Judas Priest - Metal Works '73 - '93
4. Morbid Angel - Altars Of Madness
5. Suicidal Tendencies - Prime Cuts
6. Impaled - Death After Life
7. Origin - Echoes Of Decimation
8. Metallica - Death Magnetic
9. Sodom - Sodom
10. Obituary - Cause Of Death

Honorable Mention: Death - Leprosy

Top DVD's I Purchased (Any Year)

1. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
2. Dark Funeral - Attera Orbis Terrarum - Part 1
3. Metallica - Live Shit: Binge & Purge
4. Slayer - The Unholy Alliance

Dishonorable Mention: Necrophagist - Summer Slaughter 2007

Top 5 New Bands To Me (Any Year)

1. Skeletonwitch
2. Judas Priest
3. Suicidal Tendencies
4. Impaled
5. Obituary

mankvill
12-02-2008, 01:26 AM
Top 15 Performances Attended

1. Skeletonwitch (1st time)
2. Ben Folds (1st time)
3. Ben Folds (2nd time)
4. Obituary
5. Judas Priest
6. Skeletonwitch (2nd time)
7. Suicidal Tendencies
8. Unleashed
9. The Flaming Lips
10. Boris
11. Origin
12. Misery Index
13. Napalm Death
14. Iced Earth
15. Illogicist

Honorable Mentions: High On Fire, mc chris, Hate Eternal (both times), Troglodyte (2nd time)

Top 10 Concerts

1.
Obituary w/ Unleashed
October 1
Kansas City, MO

2.
Skeletonwitch
February 11
Manhattan, KS

3.
Ben Folds
April 5
Kansas City, MO

4.
Ben Folds
October 22
Kansas City, MO

5.
Origin w/ Misery Index, Abysmal Dawn
August 9
Lawrence, KS

6.
Suicidal Tendencies w/ Terror, Whole Wheat Bread
November 29
Kansas City, MO

7.
Blackest Of The Black 2008 w/ Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Skeletonwitch
October 31
Kansas City, MO

8.
Wakarusa 2008 w/ The Flaming Lips, Blackalicious, many many more
June 6th
Lawrence, KS

9.
Boris w/ Torche, Lair Of The Minotaur
July 23
Lawrence, KS

10.
Alice Cooper
September 12
Hutchinson, KS

Honorable Mention:

Iced Earth
November 12
Kansas City, MO

Worst Performances

1. Cobra Starship
2. 36 Crazyfists
3. Carnifex
4. Drowning Pool
5. Annotations Of An Autopsy

mankvill
12-02-2008, 01:34 AM
Top 5 Newsmakers

1. Metallica releasing Death Magnetic
2. Cryptopsy turning to Deathcore
3. Iron Maiden's Somewhere Back In Time Tour
4. Judas Priest/Heaven And Hell Metal Masters Tour
5. Chinese Democracy

okay, i'm done. Read it, don't, whatever. :)

Here's all the concerts I went to: concerts (http://www.last.fm/user/mankvill/events/2008)

Here's all the CD's I bought this year: 2008 CD's (http://www.last.fm/user/mankvill/journal/2008/01/04/4qiw_cd%27s_i%27ve_purchased_in_2008)

Another year down. :blaze:

DethMaiden
12-02-2008, 04:11 AM
Early, bro! Nice though. Surprised to see Metallica so high on your list.

mankvill
12-02-2008, 10:39 AM
Early, bro! Nice though. Surprised to see Metallica so high on your list.

Never listened to Metallica before about August, and I think it's a very good modern metal album. :)

Maiden33
12-02-2008, 10:41 AM
Never listened to Metallica before about August, and I think it's a very good modern metal album. :)

You never had listened to Metallica until August of this year?

mankvill
12-02-2008, 12:17 PM
You never had listened to Metallica until August of this year?

Pretty much! Like, I knew Enter Sandman and stuff.

When I started listening to metal, I went in backwards. My first bands were black metal/grindcore. Only after a couple years of that stuff, did I listen to normal stuff. Never listened to Priest until this year, about March maybe.

DethMaiden
12-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Well for the year-end list (voting goes up January 1st like always, folks), you'll need to kill Demon Entrails and find a new 10th. Only new material permitted. :D

Div
12-02-2008, 01:29 PM
you realize that you dont actually have to purchase the album for it to qualify being put on the year end album thread, right?

JRA
12-02-2008, 01:52 PM
Top Albums I Purchased This Year (Any Year)


3. Judas Priest - Metal Works '73 - '93




Top DVD's I Purchased (Any Year)

1. Iron Maiden - Live After Death




So I take it then that Metal Works is your first Priest purchase? Good choice. That's where I started as well.

Haha, I forgot about the Live After Death DVD.

mankvill
12-02-2008, 03:24 PM
you realize that you dont actually have to purchase the album for it to qualify being put on the year end album thread, right?

I know but it's how I do it. :tongue:

Maiden33
12-02-2008, 07:15 PM
Well for the year-end list (voting goes up January 1st like always, folks), you'll need to kill Demon Entrails and find a new 10th. Only new material permitted. :D

Are you gonna be resident nazi on that procedure again?

Maiden33
12-02-2008, 07:20 PM
Haha, I forgot about the Live After Death DVD.

So had I. I think it's because I had seen the whole thing quite some time ago, so it didn't strike me as "new" when it came out, despite me buying it on the day of release.

mankvill
12-02-2008, 07:33 PM
Well for the year-end list (voting goes up January 1st like always, folks), you'll need to kill Demon Entrails and find a new 10th. Only new material permitted. :Dhmm. um i guess you can switch that out with motorizer.

DethMaiden
12-02-2008, 07:57 PM
Are you gonna be resident nazi on that procedure again?

The true Nazism is rule by consensus. :666:

And yes I am.

TonyD
12-03-2008, 02:31 AM
Metallica
Death Magnetic
"The best thing for Metallica: Their best album since Cliff died"


Justice...

mankvill
12-03-2008, 05:53 AM
Justice...

Statement still stands. :eek:

TonyD
12-03-2008, 06:24 AM
I think we all need a little bit of what you're smoking.

mankvill
12-03-2008, 09:05 AM
I think we all need a little bit of what you're smoking.

;)

I'm so getting ripped by "Open-Headed Metalheads" from MetalSucks.net by having Ben Folds and Metallica on my list.

maidenpriest
12-07-2008, 08:31 PM
Top Ten Albums:

Disturbed- Indestructible
Metallica- Death Magnetic
Shinedown- The Sound of Madness
Iced Earth- The Crucible of Man
Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
Children of Bodom- Blooddrunk
Dragonforce- Ultra Beatdown
Opeth- Watershed
In Flames- A Sense of Purpose
Testament - Formation of Damnation

Best Concerts of 2008:

1) Iron Maiden
2) Rush
3) Iced Earth
4) Shinedown
5) Symphony X
6) Metallica (reason its so low is cause i couldnt hear crap and they played Frantic...)
7) In Flames

ChildrenofSodom
12-07-2008, 08:48 PM
Heres my temporary list. It will change. Not really in order.

Immortal Technique - The 3rd World
Nas - Untitled
Warrel Dane - Praises to the War Machine
The Game - LAX
Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Ihsahn - angL
Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thundergod
Dir en Grey - Uroborus
Black Tide - Light from Above
Opeth - Watershed

SomewhereInTime72
12-07-2008, 09:15 PM
Dir en Grey - Uroborus

What the hell? I thought I was the only one that listened to these guys...

...It's gonna be in my top 10 too.

ChildrenofSodom
12-08-2008, 04:10 AM
What the hell? I thought I was the only one that listened to these guys...

...It's gonna be in my top 10 too.

I knew you did. I saw the video for Dozing Green, and decided to pick it up. Not bad.

ChildrenofSodom
12-08-2008, 04:16 AM
;)

I'm so getting ripped by "Open-Headed Metalheads" from MetalSucks.net by having Ben Folds and Metallica on my list.

Back during my metalcore phase, before you got here, I was run off of the Metal-archives forum for listening to Shadows Fall.

Metalheads are lame.

ChildrenofSodom
12-08-2008, 06:40 AM
Children of Bodom- Blooddrunk


Did you really like that? I just relistened to it, and I can't find one redeeming quality. I'm a sucker for keyboards, but that didnt even save this for me. I liked the cover of Ghost Riders in the Sky, but that was a bonus track.

Bloodcurse
12-08-2008, 03:02 PM
BLOODCURSE'S TOP 10 OF '08:

10. Behemoth - Eskaton (EP)
09. Unleashed - Hammer Battalion
08. Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie
07. Motörhead - Motörizer
06. Destruction - D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
05. Judas Priest - Nostradamus
04. Moonspell - Night Eternal
03. Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death...
02. Dawn of Correction - Dead Hand Control
01. Testament - The Formation of Damnation

DethMaiden
12-08-2008, 03:30 PM
I guess I might go through and start doing my Excel document since a bunch of people apparently have finished lists. I'll still start a thread January 1st, but this is a great start we're off to already. For the record, here's my final top 10 (though my top 50 will be counted down with blurbs. This kind of kills the suspense, but whatever):

1. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
2. Made Out of Babies- The Ruiner
3. Genghis Tron- Board Up the House
4. Opeth- Watershed
5. Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
6. Protest the Hero- Fortress
7. This Will Destroy You- This Will Destroy You
8. Cynic- Traced in Air
9. Lemuria- Get Better
10. Bigelf- Cheat the Gallows

overkiller
12-08-2008, 06:58 PM
I guess I might go through and start doing my Excel document since a bunch of people apparently have finished lists. I'll still start a thread January 1st, but this is a great start we're off to already. For the record, here's my final top 10 (though my top 50 will be counted down with blurbs. This kind of kills the suspense, but whatever):

1. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
2. Made Out of Babies- The Ruiner
3. Genghis Tron- Board Up the House
4. Opeth- Watershed
5. Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
6. Protest the Hero- Fortress
7. This Will Destroy You- This Will Destroy You
8. Cynic- Traced in Air
9. Lemuria- Get Better
10. Bigelf- Cheat the Gallows

Glad to see Traced in Air made it on there, even past 10! :D It's crept its way up to #2 for me.

Also, I just listened to Fleet Foxes, and I wish I had heard it sooner. I really liked it, and it seems like an album I'll want to give a lot of time to.

SomewhereInTime72
12-08-2008, 07:08 PM
I'm just not ready to make my own top 10 yet...:(

mankvill
12-08-2008, 07:19 PM
Dunno what's up with you people and Genhis Tron...


ALSO: I made a mistake

In the top performances, I meant to put "Illogicist" where i have "Phobia"

whoops!

Maiden33
12-08-2008, 07:24 PM
I guess I might go through and start doing my Excel document since a bunch of people apparently have finished lists. I'll still start a thread January 1st, but this is a great start we're off to already. For the record, here's my final top 10 (though my top 50 will be counted down with blurbs. This kind of kills the suspense, but whatever):

1. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
2. Made Out of Babies- The Ruiner
3. Genghis Tron- Board Up the House
4. Opeth- Watershed
5. Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
6. Protest the Hero- Fortress
7. This Will Destroy You- This Will Destroy You
8. Cynic- Traced in Air
9. Lemuria- Get Better
10. Bigelf- Cheat the Gallows

You fail more and more in my eyes with each passing year.

DethMaiden
12-09-2008, 04:20 AM
You fail more and more in my eyes with each passing year.

I think Cynic are going to move much higher by January 1, if that helps...

Which I know it doesn't ;).

powerslave_85
12-11-2008, 08:14 PM
Nas - Untitled
Good record. I haven't listened to it enough for it to make my top 10, but it's solid.

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 09:50 PM
[QUOTE=mankvill;197491]Worst Performances
2. 36 Crazyfists

:eek::eyes::finger2:

mankvill
01-21-2009, 09:55 PM
[QUOTE=mankvill;197491]Worst Performances
2. 36 Crazyfists

:eek::eyes::finger2:

terrible shitty breakdown-laden metalcore. :(

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 09:57 PM
[QUOTE=b_halperin;201361]

terrible shitty breakdown-laden metalcore. :(

if i could slap you over the computer trust me i would

mankvill
01-21-2009, 10:06 PM
[QUOTE=mankvill;201362]

if i could slap you over the computer trust me i would

I would give them the benefit of the doubt, but I just went and listened to them on Youtube and it was nu-metal.

So...pick your poison, I guess.

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 10:09 PM
I would give them the benefit of the doubt, but I just went and listened to them on Youtube and it was nu-metal.

So...pick your poison, I guess.

if 36 crazyfists is poison im already dead

mankvill
01-21-2009, 10:19 PM
if 36 crazyfists is poison im already dead

:lol: nice

;)

It didn't help the fact that they, a nu-metal/metalcore (to me) band, were opening for Napalm Death. Maybe that factored into it.

Same reason I really didn't like Unearth: they were opening for Slayer!

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 10:21 PM
people often judge nu-metal too quickly

Sinfulsot
01-21-2009, 10:21 PM
if 36 crazyfists is poison im already dead
:lol: nice

;)

It didn't help the fact that they, a nu-metal/metalcore (to me) band, were opening for Napalm Death. Maybe that factored into it.

Same reason I really didn't like Unearth: they were opening for Slayer!

so, if 36CF were opening for say ...Trivium? would that make it better? or worse? how about In Flames?

mankvill
01-21-2009, 10:31 PM
so, if 36CF were opening for say ...Trivium? would that make it better? or worse? how about In Flames?

I dunno, it's just that I really don't like metalcore and the fact that I had to sit through them (or Unearth) to get to a band that I really liked, I'm going to be biased.

I'm sure that if they were opening for another metalcore band that they would've sounded better to me. Same with Unearth. I probably would have liked them a lot more had they been opening for, say, The Black Dahlia Murder and not Slayer.

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 10:38 PM
i can see how cobra starship placed #1 on your list of worst concerts because there's a lot of people i despise that loved seeing them..

mankvill
01-21-2009, 10:42 PM
i can see how cobra starship placed #1 on your list of worst concerts because there's a lot of people i despise that loved seeing them..

Dude
Duuuuuude

it's bad.

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 10:43 PM
Dude
Duuuuuude

it's bad.

i bet hahahaha u see them at warped tour?

mankvill
01-21-2009, 10:56 PM
i bet hahahaha u see them at warped tour?

Yeah. I was waiting at a smaller stage for another band (another I'm ashamed to admit to have seen) and they were on one of the main stages so I saw them. Terrible, terrible shit.

b_halperin
01-21-2009, 10:58 PM
Yeah. I was waiting at a smaller stage for another band (another I'm ashamed to admit to have seen) and they were on one of the main stages so I saw them. Terrible, terrible shit.

ahaaha that sux dude have u seen the lineup for warped 2009? its pretty tight.

btw nite i g2g

mastodon421
07-22-2009, 06:48 AM
I know this is wayyy late [I didnt join the site till a few months back but here is my list of 2008's best albums


1.Slipknot-All Hope Is Gone
2.Gojira-The Way Of All Flesh
3.Unearth-The March
4.Jedi Mind Tricks-A History Of Violence
5.Nas-Untitled
6.Atmosphere-If Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That Shit Gold
7.Testament-The Formation Of Damnation
8.Amon Amrath-Twilight Of The Thunder God
9.Meshuggah- Obzen
10.All That Remains-Overcome
11.Unleashed-Hammer Battalion
12.The Acacia Strain-Continent
13.The Sword-Gods Of The Earth
14.Landmine Marathon-Rusted Eyes Awake
15.Kingdom Of Sorrow-Kingdom Of Sorrow
16.The Faceless-Planetary Duality
17.Whitechapel-This Is Exile
18.Children Of Bodom-Bloodrunk
19.Winds Of Plague-Decimate The Weak
20.Metallica-Death Magnetic

b_halperin
07-22-2009, 04:07 PM
2.Gojira-The Way Of All Flesh


what an amazing album that was. number 1 for me for sure in 2008

mastodon421
07-23-2009, 06:17 AM
It was great it blew my mind. Gojira is one of the best bands going right now and they are overlooked by a lot of people.

Natrlhi
07-23-2009, 08:29 AM
2.Gojira-The Way Of All Flesh
3.Unearth-The March
8.Amon Amrath-Twilight Of The Thunder God
9.Meshuggah- Obzen
11.Unleashed-Hammer Battalion
13.The Sword-Gods Of The Earth
14.Landmine Marathon-Rusted Eyes Awake
20.Metallica-Death Magnetic

Me likey. Especially obZen. :party::rocker::party:

mastodon421
07-23-2009, 09:44 AM
thanks man. Obzen is a killer album:rocker::D

mayhem 66
10-08-2009, 07:38 PM
1.Metallica Death Magnetic
2.Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
3.Children of bodom Blooddrunk
3.Gorjia The Way of All Flesh
4.Dethalbum Dethklok
5.Motorhead Motorizer
6.Soufly Conquer
7.Iron Madien Somewhere Back in Time
8.Calalera Conspiracy Inflikted
9.Meshauggah obZen
10.Trivium Shogun

ratcat90
10-11-2009, 05:39 PM
1. Metallica- Death Magnetic
2. Slipknot- All Hope is Gone
3. Children of Bodom- Blooddrunk
4. All That Remains- Overcome
5. Trivium- Shogun
6. Disturbed-Indestructible
7. The Sword-Gods Of The Earth
8. Calavera Conspiracy- Inflikted
9.Dethklok-Dethalbum
10.Gojira- The Way of All Flesh