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Old 07-02-2011, 09:17 PM
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Revisiting 2009

[I came up with a cool idea. Let's all find out top-ten lists we made back in '09, then let's see what our top-ten for 2009 would look like now, and compare.]

OLD

1. Mastodon- Crack The Skye
2. Slayer- World Painted Blood
3.Every Time I Die- New Junk Aesthetic
4. Lazarus A.D.- The Onslaught
5. Kylesa- Static Tensions
6. Daath- The Concealers
7. Brutal Truth- Evolution Through Revolution
8. Struck by Lightning- Serpents
9. Converge- Axe to Fall
10. Goatwhore- Carving Out The Eyes of God

NOW

1. Vektor – Black Future
Well I know I hadn’t heard this in 2009. For those who of you not in the know, Black Future is actually the greatest single album ever recorded in musical history. If you disagree, then come at me bro, by all means.

2. Goatwhore – Carving Out the Eyes of God
I LOVE Goatwhore. This album is just so damn good. The individual songs are fantastic, and extremely catchy to boot. The particular style is hard to pin down but I’d say it’s blackened death metal meets black n’ roll. My love for this has grown exponentially since 2009.

3. Necrophobic – Death to All
Hot damn! If you haven’t heard of these guys, check them out NOW. Swedish death metal crossed with blackened death metal. Yeah, it’s as good as it sounds. “Celebration of the Goat” and the title track are two of the best metal songs I have ever heard in my lifetime, but the rest of the album is almost just as good. I believe I did hear this is in 2009, but I must have not heard it enough to really make a good judgment because it didn’t even appear on my list.

4. Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic
Okay, I know I will get flak for this one, not because it isn’t metal, but because it is common knowledge, among here anyway, that these guys suck. Well, they don’t. This album is good as fuck, and I don’t believe my opinion on it has really changed since.

5. Mastodon – Crack the Skye
So this album was my #1 pick back in ’09. What happened? I listened to it just a little too many times. I burned out on it, my friends, plain and simple. I haven’t listened to this album many times since. But even though it is still painful for me to listen to, there’s no doubt in my mind that this is still a fantastic album. “The Czar” and the title track are enough for me.

6. Revocation – Existence is Futile
I had definitely heard this album in 2009, but I don’t think I had listened to it enough times to really start enjoying it. Well, now I have listened to enough times, and, as you can see, I do enjoy it a lot. Revocation are basically tech-death to the max but everything about them screams thrash. I don’t know how to explain this any better, you’ll have to listen to it for yourself. There are some very good tracks on here, and some weaker ones, too. But the overall sound of the album is revolutionary, and that’s why I’m putting it on here.

7. Between the Buried and Me – The Great Misdirect
Hahaha. I had heard this in 2009, but I didn’t think it was that good, to tell you the truth. I’ve changed my mind since then, as you can see. This album is the only thing by them I can listen to the whole way through. Each and every song is incredible in its own way. Sure, some are better than others, but that isn’t exactly relevant anyways.

8. Anaal Nathrakh – In The Constellation of the Black Widow
I had not heard this in 2009. Good thing: my adolescent metal mind probably wouldn’t have been able to handle it. Don’t ask me to describe Anaal Nathrakh to you guys, because I don’t know how to. They sound like nothing I’ve heard before, and that is no lie. Some of the tracks do bore but the ones that don’t are mind-blowingly amazing. That’s the best I can do.

9. Tribulation – The Horror
I just discovered this album this year. REALLY, really good Swedish death metal that almost sounds like Finnish death metal sometimes. I can’t exactly remember any of the songs but what I can remember is that this is some of the best death metal you’ll ever hear in your lifetime.

10. Wormrot – Abuse

First heard this last year, I think. Not the best or most original grind album, but for what it is, it’s simply awesome. If you like grindcore and you haven’t heard Wormrot then get on this immediately.

Last edited by larvtard; 07-03-2011 at 09:39 PM.
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