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Old 01-01-2010, 04:28 PM
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1. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
2. Megadeth - Endgame
3. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
4. Carrie Underwood - Play On
5. Kreator - Hordes of Chaos
6. Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave
7. Slayer - World Painted Blood
8. Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
9. Savage Circus - Of Doom and Death
10. Anaal Nathrakh - In The Constellation Of The Black Widow


Awful year, nearly all of those were disappointing and/or very average.
Yeah, frankly I thought this year sucked. Easily the weakest year of new releases I've experienced actively (which means from 2004-present).
Oh well, next year looks to be incredible for me. All of the following bands have albums confirmed for 2010:

Astral Doors - "Requiem of Time" - January, 2010
Avantasia - "The Wicked Symphony"/"Angel of Babylon" - TBA
Blaze Bayley - "Promise and Terror" - February, 2010
Blind Guardian
Circle II Circle
Circus Maximus
Dragonland
Excalion - "High Time" - January, 2010
Firewind
Gamma Ray - "To the Metal" - January, 2010
Iron Maiden
Jag Panzer - "Scourge of the light" - TBA
Jon Oliva's Pain - "Festival" - February, 2010
Kamelot - TBA - March, 2010
labyrinth - Return to Heaven Denied II - TBA
Masterplan - TBA - Early 2010
Nocturnal Rites
Pagan's Mind
Pyramaze
Riot
Rob Rock
Royal Hunt - "X" - Spring 2010
Seventh Wonder
Symphony X - TBA - Spring 2010
Vanden Plas
Vanishing Point
Wuthering Heights

Oh yeah, it's gonna be a GREAT year for me.
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1. Goreaphobia - Mortal Repulsion
2. Hypocrisy - A Taste of Extreme Divinity
3. Kult ov Azazel - Destroying the Sacred
4. Deströyer 666 - Defiance
5. Asphyx - Death... The Brutal Way
6. Absu - Absu
7. Behemoth - Evangelion
8. Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
9. Immortal - All Shall Fall
10. Goatwhore - Carving Out the Eyes of God
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Avantasia - "The Wicked Symphony"/"Angel of Babylon" - TBA
Blind Guardian
Gamma Ray - "To the Metal" - January, 2010
Iron Maiden
Jag Panzer - "Scourge of the light" - TBA
Jon Oliva's Pain - "Festival" - February, 2010
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Wait, Maiden? I thought they were going to tour this year, and that the album probably won't drop till next year.
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Wait, Maiden? I thought they were going to tour this year, and that the album probably won't drop till next year.
Tentative release period for the album is like end of summer or early fall, September most likely. Obviously very subject to change though. It is definitely supposed to be this year though.
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Awful year
You need to listen to more stuff.
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1. Tim Ripper Owens – Play My Game
2. The Black Crowes – Before The Frost…
3. Suicidal Angels – Sanctify The Darkness
4. Jupiter Society – Terraform
5. Gunfire 76 – Casualties & Tragedies
6. Nomad Son – First Light
7. Forsaken – After The Fall
8. Katatonia – Night Is The New Day
9. Paradise Lost – Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us
10. Candlemass – Death Magic Doom

I don't like doing a top 10. Picking 20 was hard. There's been a ridiculous amount of good stuff in 2009, from all of the sub-genres.
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Yeah, frankly I thought this year sucked. Easily the weakest year of new releases I've experienced actively (which means from 2004-present).
Oh well, next year looks to be incredible for me. All of the following bands have albums confirmed for 2010:

Astral Doors - "Requiem of Time" - January, 2010
Avantasia - "The Wicked Symphony"/"Angel of Babylon" - TBA
Blaze Bayley - "Promise and Terror" - February, 2010
Blind Guardian
Circle II Circle
Circus Maximus
Dragonland
Excalion - "High Time" - January, 2010
Firewind
Gamma Ray - "To the Metal" - January, 2010
Iron Maiden
Jag Panzer - "Scourge of the light" - TBA
Jon Oliva's Pain - "Festival" - February, 2010
Kamelot - TBA - March, 2010
labyrinth - Return to Heaven Denied II - TBA
Masterplan - TBA - Early 2010
Nocturnal Rites
Pagan's Mind
Pyramaze
Riot
Rob Rock
Royal Hunt - "X" - Spring 2010
Seventh Wonder
Symphony X - TBA - Spring 2010
Vanden Plas
Vanishing Point
Wuthering Heights

Oh yeah, it's gonna be a GREAT year for me.
You know only about 1/10 of those will be any good, right? And the Astral Doors one is NOT one of them! Man what a disappointment... Although, it shouldn't have been really. Song titles like 'Testament of Rock', 'Rainbow Warrior', 'Metal DJ' and 'Evil Spirits Fly' should have told me all I needed to know.
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You know only about 1/10 of those will be any good, right? And the Astral Doors one is NOT one of them! Man what a disappointment...
... I hope you're kidding. Seriously, I hope so. About the 1/10 thing, that is. As for the Astral Doors, can't say, but I never take your opinion as a great indicator, no offense. You tend to always disagree with the general opinion, and in many cases, my own.
I don't believe every forthcoming album I mentioned will be good/great, but I definitely think at least 10 of them will be VERY good unless the bands majorly fuck up. There are certain bands that have to TRY really hard to put out something I won't like, and frankly a lot of these bands (Seventh Wonder, Circus Maximus, Royal Hunt, Pyramaze, Vanishing Point) are coming off of what I'd consider their personal best records and some of the best records of the past half-decade. I have every reason to be excited. I don't believe in cynicism when it comes to new music from bands I like.
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Old 01-01-2010, 06:21 PM
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I don't disagree with the general opinion, I disregard it. That's different. I then form my own. If it's different, that's just the way it goes. I think at least 2/3 of those albums, at best, will be derivative, metal-by-numbers. Especially Firewind.

I share your high hopes for Avantasia, Masterplan, Pyramaze and Royal Hunt. Definitely not for Kamelot, JOP, CIIC or Rob Rock, who I think are coming off the back of their respective worst records to date and will have to pull something pretty special out of the bag to surprise me.

I'm excited about some of the stuff coming out in other sub-genres a lot more than prog and power, though. Actually... have we had a thread on this yet?

The new Astral Doors has worse lyrics than 'The Devil You Know', a horrible drum mix that's all snare, and terribly formulaic songs.

Seriously, it's a horrible album. And you know what a Patrick Johansson fan I am. His vocals are good as normal (although this time there are parts where the RJD comparisons are bordering on the ridiculous - something I've never really agreed with, despite everyone else saying he's a Dio copy), and the guitar solos are blinding, but that's all.

That said, I'm not saying you won't enjoy it. I mean, some of my favourite rock records from last year couldn't exactly be branded as lyrical masterpieces or be said to have reinvented the rock genre. They were just enjoyable records. Sometimes a good record, and an enjoyable record are different things.
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