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mankvill 12-02-2008 12:06 AM

2008: A Year In Review
[SIZE="5"]Top Ten 2008 Albums[/SIZE]
[SIZE="4"]note: these are only for albums i've [B][I][U]purchased[/U][/I][/B][/SIZE]


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


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


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


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


[I]Till Death Do Us Part[/I]
"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


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


[I]Demon Entrails (Compilation)[/I]
"Absolutely essential to anyone who considers themselves a fan of extreme metal"
Standout Tracks: Euronymous, Crucifixion, Messiah


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


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


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

mankvill 12-02-2008 12:13 AM

[B][SIZE="5"]Top Albums I Purchased This Year (Any Year)[/SIZE][/B]

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

[B][SIZE="5"]Top DVD's I Purchased (Any Year)[/SIZE][/B]

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

[B][SIZE="5"]Top 5 New Bands To Me (Any Year)[/SIZE][/B]

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

mankvill 12-02-2008 12:26 AM

[B][SIZE="5"]Top 15 Performances Attended[/SIZE][/B]

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)

[B][SIZE="5"]Top 10 Concerts[/SIZE][/B]

Obituary w/ Unleashed
October 1
Kansas City, MO

February 11
Manhattan, KS

Ben Folds
April 5
Kansas City, MO

Ben Folds
October 22
Kansas City, MO

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

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

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

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

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

Alice Cooper
September 12
Hutchinson, KS

Honorable Mention:

Iced Earth
November 12
Kansas City, MO

[SIZE="5"][B]Worst Performances[/B][/SIZE]

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

mankvill 12-02-2008 12:34 AM

[B][SIZE="5"]Top 5 Newsmakers[/SIZE][/B]

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: [URL="http://www.last.fm/user/mankvill/events/2008"]concerts[/URL]

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

Another year down. :blaze:

DethMaiden 12-02-2008 03:11 AM

Early, bro! Nice though. Surprised to see Metallica so high on your list.

mankvill 12-02-2008 09:39 AM

[QUOTE=DethMaiden;197493]Early, bro! Nice though. Surprised to see Metallica so high on your list.[/QUOTE]

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

Maiden33 12-02-2008 09:41 AM

[QUOTE=mankvill;197506]Never listened to Metallica before about August, and I think it's a very good modern metal album. :)[/QUOTE]

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

mankvill 12-02-2008 11:17 AM

[QUOTE=Maiden33;197508]You never had listened to Metallica until August of this year?[/QUOTE]

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 11:28 AM

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 12:29 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?

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