Originally Posted by jhdeity
Obzen in 08
This was my pick last year as well, but this thread finally gives me an opportunity to say out loud that there are many days which have gone by since I finalized my 2008 list, that I consider that maybe I should have switched my #1 and #2 picks.
My #2 last year was Burst's phenomenal "Lazarus Bird" album, and if you haven't heard it, you should - especially for all fans of Mastodon (I think there are many similarities between these two bands, personally). It turns out that this may be Burst's swansong, as they have recently announced that they are breaking up (may not be permanent, as many of these are not, but still it is bad news). The silver lining is that they will finally be touring the U.S. in the fall, and I hope to see them in Detroit (second last show of the tour) before they are no more.
Anyway, cool thread DethMaiden. I've been looking to air that opinion out there for a while now - and you provided the opportunity.