I'm just always behind on music. And my tastes do change. In 1998 I probably hadn't heard of Nile and I remember not thinking they were that great in 1999 when my friend bought that album. It wasn't until 2007 that I finally "got" that album. The rest of the changes were just because I never heard those albums until way after they were released. Blut Aus Nord I never heard until early 2011. I can't say what I would've thought about them in 2003. I probably wouldn't have liked it. But maybe I would have. I still really like all those older album of the years but I just found something better, sometimes ten years later.
10/18 - King Diamond
10/24 - Pallbearer
11/01 - Suffocation
11/30 - Devin Townsend
12/06 - Distant Worlds: the Music of Final Fantasy