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Natrlhi 01-01-2011 10:09 AM

Natrlhi's 2010 Year-End Best-of List Orgy
 
So...since my top ten has been posted in the official voting thread, and my top twenty (plus honourable mentions) has been posted at Jukebox:Metal, it only makes sense to get this party started. I'll start off with the top twenty in list form, and then I'll go back and eventually post the entire list with mini-reviews for each from the bottom up like most folks normally do. My top three have reviews attached to them already on Jukebox:Metal, so I'll post those here now, too.

Later on, I'll be posting other lists such as Best Live Events, Best Individual Performances and some new shit this year that I've been contemplating. Also, I think I'm going to break out the non-metal albums this year from the rest of my list, because it is getting more and more difficult for me to rank albums like Chemical Brothers against Unleashed and Man's Gin against Hail of Bullets. It's just too apples-and-oranges for me, and somehow it doesn't make sense - but trust and believe that the awesome albums I've listened to in the non-metal genres will get their moments in the spotlight somewhere in this thread. :fist:

So here's the top twenty:


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[B][SIZE="4"]1. High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine (Century Media)[/SIZE][/B]

[URL="http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=351436&postcount=55"]Click here to jump to the end of this thread for a full review of this album.[/URL]

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[B][SIZE="4"]2. Ludicra - The Tenant (Profound Lore)[/SIZE][/B]

[URL="http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=351436&postcount=55"]Click here to jump to the end of this thread for a full review of this album.[/URL]


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[B][SIZE="4"]3. The Ocean - Heliocentric (Metal Blade)[/SIZE][/B]

[URL="http://www.metalsetlists.com/showpost.php?p=351436&postcount=55"]Click here to jump to the end of this thread for a full review of this album.[/URL]

[B]4. IntrOnaut – Valley of Smoke (Century Media)
5. Lair of the Minotaur – Evil Power (Southern Lord)
6. Red Sparowes – The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer (Conspiracy Records)
7. Julie Christmas – The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse Records)
8. Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones (Century Media)
9. Kvelertak – Kvelertak (Indie Recordings)
10. Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
11. Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. II (Candlelight Records) [URL="http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2010/nachtmystium-addicts-black-meddle-pt.ii/"]Review[/URL]
12. Howl – Full of Hell (Relapse Records)
13. Landmine Marathon – Sovereign Descent (Prosthetic Records)
14. Unleashed – As Yggdrasil Trembles (Nuclear Blast) [URL="http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2010/unleashed-as-yggdrasil-trembles/"]Review[/URL]
15. No Hawaii – Snake My Charms (self-published) [URL="http://www.jukeboxmetal.com/2010/no-hawaii-snake-my-charms/"]Review[/URL]
16. Karma to Burn – Appalachian Incantation (Napalm Records)
17. God Is an Astronaut – Age of the Fifth Sun (Revive Records)
18. Aeon – Path of Fire (Metal Blade)
19. Deathspell Omega – Paracletus (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
20. Atheist – Jupiter (Season of Mist)[/B]

Honourable Mentions: Watain, Cloudkicker, Shining, Lightning Swords of Death, Gifts From Enola

(Artwork, reviews and all that other good stuff for the above will be forthcoming soon.)

idrinkwine732 01-01-2011 05:12 PM

Surprised by the placement of quite a few of these, actually. High on Fire at 1, no Cloudkicker, GIAA at 17. You always know how to throw us a curveball, Nat.

ravenheart 01-04-2011 09:03 AM

Needs more variety ;)

Natrlhi 01-04-2011 08:08 PM

[QUOTE=ravenheart;327519]Needs more variety ;)[/QUOTE]

You're absolutely right. I've only represented post-metal (The Ocean, No Hawaii, Gifts from Enola), stoner metal (High on Fire, Karma to Burn), black metal (Ludicra, Nachtmystium, Triptykon, Deathspell Omega, Watain, Lightning Swords of Death), post-rock (Red Sparowes, God Is an Astronaut), death metal (Lair of the Minotaur, Aeon), grindcore (Landmine Marathon), Viking metal (Unleashed), technical / progressive (Atheist, IntrOnaut, Shining, Cloudkicker), sludge (Kylesa, Howl, Kvelertak) and whatever the fuck you'd classify Julie Christmas as (how about :eek:-metal?)...that's obviously a pretty narrow list. :lol:

...and it's not even complete yet. :D

Natrlhi 01-04-2011 08:15 PM

[QUOTE=idrinkwine732;326995]Surprised by the placement of quite a few of these, actually. High on Fire at 1, no Cloudkicker, GIAA at 17. You always know how to throw us a curveball, Nat.[/QUOTE]I was as surprised as anyone to see High on Fire at #1 - seriously. If you read my reviews of that and Ludicra, though - you,ll understand better. Snakes for the Divine is just such an ass-kicker and so consistent...I played it so fucking much this past year there's just no way I couldn't put it at #1 without being a total fucking hypocrite, as strongly as I feel about Ludicra (which is the exact same thing that happened in 2008 with Burst and Meshuggah).

...and Cloudkicker was a late entry for me. Given more time, it would have been higher for sure. GIAA may not have placed in my top ten, but it's in my top twenty...and my list is gonna have around fifty albums in it, so that's not a low ranking whatsoever. Have patience, my friend. More will be revealed, as they say... ;)

ravenheart 01-05-2011 01:28 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;327737]You're absolutely right. I've only represented post-metal (The Ocean, No Hawaii, Gifts from Enola), stoner metal (High on Fire, Karma to Burn), black metal (Ludicra, Nachtmystium, Triptykon, Deathspell Omega, Watain, Lightning Swords of Death), post-rock (Red Sparowes, God Is an Astronaut), death metal (Lair of the Minotaur, Aeon), grindcore (Landmine Marathon), Viking metal (Unleashed), technical / progressive (Atheist, IntrOnaut, Shining, Cloudkicker), sludge (Kylesa, Howl, Kvelertak) and whatever the fuck you'd classify Julie Christmas as (how about :eek:-metal?)...that's obviously a pretty narrow list. :lol:

...and it's not even complete yet. :D[/QUOTE]

Aren't those all the same? ;)

Natrlhi 01-05-2011 06:35 AM

[QUOTE=ravenheart;327781]Aren't those all the same? ;)[/QUOTE]

If by "the same", you mean "not this":

[QUOTE=es156;327772]01. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
02. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
03. Heathen - The Evolution Of Chaos
04. Sahg - III
05. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
06. Death Angel - Relentless Retribution
07. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
08. Gamma Ray - To The Metal!
09. Darkwater - Where Stories End
10. Grand Magus - Hammer Of The North


Honorable Mention:
11. Votum - Metafiction
12. Overkill - Ironbound
13. Vanden Plas - Seraphic Clockwork
14. Circle II Circle - Consequence Of Power
15. Helloween - 7 Sinners[/QUOTE]

...then, yes. ;)

ravenheart 01-05-2011 07:03 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;327803]yes. ;)[/QUOTE]

Thought so ;)

es156 01-05-2011 04:26 PM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;327803]If by "the same", you mean "not this":



...then, yes. ;)[/QUOTE]

What, exactly, are you trying to say?

:allan:

ADD 01-06-2011 02:50 PM

Kvelertak is whack ;)


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