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Did you call Tom G. Warrior's ex-lover a cunt?
I may as well have, I was hospital stricken again for the 5th time in 3 months.
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Old 11-24-2013, 06:25 AM
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I may as well have, I was hospital stricken again for the 5th time in 3 months.
You have your own "get well thread" you know. We've been keeping tabs on you.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:33 AM
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Soryy I'm not used to people actually knowing/caring what I have been up to outside these threads.


And now the start of one of those threads!!!!

Same rules as all the other years. In case you don't know them. This is my list of all albums I have listened to this year. they will be reviewed in iTunes randomized order. they will be ranked out of 10. Since I couldn't make up my mind this year, I made a Top 50 this year instead of my usual 20. It only seemed fair because there were so many albums that came out this year that I personally felt deserved real recognition. I won't have the final stats of those 50 until these other albums are done. No EP's or bands I personally associate are included so avoid unfair judgement. So let's get started shall we?

1.) Death Angel- The Dream Calls For Blood

Death Angel nearly hit it out of the Park on this one. A much better representation of the band compared to their last album Relentless Retribution. No filler, all pure heavy kick ass Thrash. In a band like Death Angel, that's all I will ever ask for.

8/10

2.) Vista Chino- Peace


Kyuss Lives! Well...kinda. This is the remnants of Kyuss and Kyuss Lives! and it sounds just like vintage Kyuss. It honestly does show how unneeded Josh Homme was in Kyuss, despite what a talent he is. Garcia and Co. nailed it. The only downside to this album is the lack of people who don't know about it and probably never will. Kick back, light up your favorite hash and enjoy folks!

8/10

3.) Fullforce- Next Level


Fullforce is a Power Metal/Hard Rock/80's Glam style band that definitely know their nitch. If Manowar and Kix formed a band that loved cheese and Whitesnake is the best way I can describe these guys. Definitely a great album if you are into that style. Nothing new by any stretch of the imagination, but just a fun album to enjoy in the background of any 80's coke party.

6/10

4.) Blindead- Absence


If Katatonia made Atmospheric Post Rock/Metal. Blindead takes some of the ebst elements of the dark sounds of Metal with the Atmosphere of Post Rock and made an outer spacey sound that is fit for the disenchanted. While not the best Post album of the year, it's honestly not that far away. A great unknown album that you just may fall in love with if you're a fan of the genre.

9/10

5.) Wormed- Exodromos


The first album of the list to have screams and growls (that is a first on my list, usually it's always top 3). This is arguably one of the best damn Death Metal albums of the year. It is techy as all hell, well crafted and articulated and masterminded in one of the best ways I have ever heard. The nearly Instrumental track, Xenoverse Discharge should prove this point if you hate the vocals that are associated with the genre. This will sadly get overlooked by a lot of people. Get on this if you need some damn good techy Death Metal, you won't be disappointed.

9.5/10

6.) Iwrestledabearonce- Late For Nothing


For once an Iwrestledabearonce album that has zero points of sucking. Yes it still somewhat features their quirkiness. this album goes back to their debut which is also pretty good as well, just without so much humor and more focused on writing songs that are not for scene kids and actually for music fans. Who'd a thought? It's techy, Proggy, Jazzy, Quirky and sometimes Atmospheric, and overall just a fun album to listen to. Don't take yourself so seriously and just give this one a shot once, if you still hate it, at least you tried.

7/10

7.) Immolation- Kingdom of Conspiracy


Another damn fine example of Death Metal done right. Immolation is just a band that slays every single time and Kingdom of Conspiracy is no different. Every song is pummeling and relentless. Brutal and catchy at the same time, only a band like Immolation can pull that off without it being overbearing. Bravo!

9/10

8.) Persephone- Spiritual Madness


Well orchestrated Progressive Death Metal in a way that Djent bands should sound. This is not djenty by any means so don't read that wrong. I just mean so many bands want to focus on the off time breakdown instead of the Prog, and that's what these guys do. Elements of Melodeath, Tech Metal, and pure epicness make this a killer Progressive Death Metal album to have. Don't overlook this one, it's done right!

9.5/10

9.) Toxic Holocaust- Chemistry of Consciousness


An album that just kicks ass. Unrelenting Crossover Thrash mixed with Death Metal vocals. There is nothing new from these guys either, just a fun album full of beer swigging Metal. Short, simple, fast paced songs that were meant for circle pits. Get your vest on and dig in!

7/10

10.) Cemetery Rapist- Plundering Into V*ginal Dust


One of the more messed up albums on the entire list. Cemetery Rapist is a one man Grindcore project that doesn't care at all what people think. He goes in, creates chaos, makes it offensive titles and attacks. That's what this album is in a nutshell. Not bad by any means, Contrived maybe, but not bad.

5/10
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1.) Death Angel- The Dream Calls For Blood

Death Angel nearly hit it out of the Park on this one. A much better representation of the band compared to their last album Relentless Retribution. No filler, all pure heavy kick ass Thrash. In a band like Death Angel, that's all I will ever ask for.

8/10
Good call, this album was wicked. Really surprising, and very enjoyable.

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3.) Fullforce- Next Level


Fullforce is a Power Metal/Hard Rock/80's Glam style band that definitely know their nitch. If Manowar and Kix formed a band that loved cheese and Whitesnake is the best way I can describe these guys. Definitely a great album if you are into that style. Nothing new by any stretch of the imagination, but just a fun album to enjoy in the background of any 80's coke party.

6/10
This one came out in 2012. I do like the album, but I'm not sure if it's because I'm blinded by my HammerFall fanboyism. This is one band that would serve better having only put out one album instead of two, because both albums have a few really killer songs, but are not consistently great. I'd probably give it a 7/10, but there's definitely a lot more potential.
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Hey Guys!

This year has been a hellacious ride for me so far. One thing that has helped me through it all is all the music I have received this year. by the end of this thread I will have reviewed 388 albums (What the fuck is wrong with me for doing so many???)



8.) Dreariness- My Mind Is Too Weak To Forget
The In this Moment of Atmospheric Black Metal, except instead of In This Moment, the music is indeed stellar. But is absolutely ruined by the female vocal screams. They sound like labor pains. nobody wants that.



11.) Kylesa- Ultraviolet
NO, it's not just because Laura Pleasants is a total bitch, but this album didn't do anything for me. Honestly the only album that held weight to me was Static Tensions, which is still a great album, but anything before or since just doesn't click....and Laura Pleasants is a total bitch.

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I am still going to check out that Kylesa album because it is Kylesa.

However, is it bad that Blackened Atmospheric Labor Pains piques my interest?
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388 albums? Wow. Dude, there's more to life than music. Just sayin'............
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:55 AM
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388 albums? Wow. Dude, there's more to life than music. Just sayin'............
When you are laid up like I am. I take advantage of the one thing that gets me through anything.

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I am still going to check out that Kylesa album because it is Kylesa.

However, is it bad that Blackened Atmospheric Labor Pains piques my interest?
New Kylesa is awesome, don't pay attention to his review. And Blackened Atmospheric Labor Pains sound pretty kvlt 2 me
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I gotta disagree with you on Vista Chino, Josh Homme would've brought that album into "great" territory. The first half was good, but the second half was pretty flat.
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Anyways back to it!

11.) Conquest- The War We Rage

The best Manowar album ever made. No other way to describe it.

9/10

12.) Howl- Bloodlines


Howl is one of those bands that can change their sound on every album, yet, distinctly sound like Howl. This time they have taken a bit more of an early day Mastodon sound in their Stoner/Sludge Metal sound. Melodic at the right times, heavy as hell in others and just overall a massive growing epic sound that crushes with every song. Such a killer album

9/10

13.) Acacia- Tills döden skiljer oss åt


Atmospheric Doom Metal done at it's finest. It goes from heavy as all hell to sheer epic symphonic brilliance to classic Doom to Clean moments of clarity to all out DOOOOOOOOOM....and that's just one song! The whole album is chalk full of this brilliance and I couldn't love it more. This album is probably number 51.) all together, but I had to put a stop somewhere in my rankings. Get this immediately if you want some of the best Atmospheric Doom Metal you've never heard before.

9.5/10

14.) Pestilence- Obsideo


Fusion Death Metal...not my naming of this, but rather the press release that came with the promo. Pestilence has always been one of those Tech Metal bands that the tr)) Metal fans know but they are always one of those bands that go "Oh yeah, Pestilence, they're cool. I guess." This is one of those albums unfortuneatly, and the sad part is, this may be their best work. It's a great album, but it will be surpassed by everything else this year, and honestly, that's ok. This doesn't really have anything new to it, It is just the standard Tech Death that the fans of the genre love.

6/10

15.) Phillip H. Anselmo & The Illegals- Walk Through Exits Only


Possibly Phil's most extreme album to date. This contains pretty much everything from Phil's career (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Down, etc) but with an overall Extreme approach to the music. The Groove Metal sounds nearly grindcoreish at times. The Down moments are still near Death Metal range. It's fantastic, but a bit one sided. But that's ok. Phil gets a pass as not every album needs to be as diverse as a prog album. This is brutal stuff for the average Walk era Pantera fan. Enjoy!

7/10

16.) Intronaut- Habitual Habitations


I love Intronaut to Death. Although most of my friends think they are quite boring. I will go on record saying that they will never beat Valley of Smoke. It is their prime masterpiece. but this is close to it. A bit more on the prog side than Valley Of Smoke, all while still being a bit more laid back as well. Intronaut play their style of Sludgy, Posty Progressive Metal to a T. This isn't Valley Of Smoke (which if you haven't heard, check out NOW!) but again, this is not far behind, great stuff.

8/10

17.) Bosnian Rainbows- S/T


Really Cedric, this is what you broke up the Mars Volta for? A couple of cool what the hell was that songs, but that's it. Otherwise ignore if you liked anything about TMV. Go for this if you want Indie/Alternative/Hipster music.

2/10

18.) Fight Or Flight- A Life By Design?


A band formed by the guitarist and drummer of Disturbed with the new currant singer of Evans Blue. This is your substandard Poppy Hard Rock album. Not bad, but not interesting at all. Papa Roach fans would gobble this up no problem. Granted the guitar solos are pretty cool since listening to Disturbed you'd never guess solos were possible. But again, this is nothing you haven't heard a billion times on Mainstream radio already so don't bother unless you need your fix.

3/10

19.) Jesu- Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came


This is my first time checking these guys out and I gotta admit I do like what I hear. This album, while being a very shoegazing Post Metal album. Contains ome Electronic and Dub moments as well. Tt's a very dreamy, laid back album for the most part, while it does get heavy in a rollercoaster way, it's done in a way that any sub-pop fan could appreciate. If you want to be Metal and chill out at the same time, this is your album.

8/10

20.) Cancer Bats- Dead Set On Living


This album is half Chaotic Hardcore and Heavy Metal ruckus. The other half is pure Sabbath Worship with a total of 5 Sabbath songs in their other form, Bat Sabbath. Again, nothing groundbreaking here. Just a fan Metal album to Mosh to and chug a beer to. Enjoy in all it's pleasantries.
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