1. Jan. 2013, 11:18 von mugginz
24. Sep. 2009, 4:54 von canadianghettoGinger – Market Harbour20.8
Thrice - The Alchemy Index: Volume IV - Earth20.3
Protest the Hero – Fortress 19.7
The Wildhearts – Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before Vol. 116.9
Metallica – Death Magnetic 15.2
Opeth – Watershed 15
Secret Chiefs 3 - Xaphan 14.9
Ayreon - 0101100114.5
King's X – XV14.4
Thrice- The Alchemy Index: Volume III - Air14.2
John Zorn - The Dreamers14
Steven Wilson – Insurgentes10.9
The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath10
The Mustard Seeds – III10
Neal Morse – Lifeline10
Mike Patton - A Perfect Place9.6
Orange Tulip Conspiracy– Orange Tulip Conspiracy9
Guns N' Roses – Chinese Democracy8.6
Earth – The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull8.4
Weezer- Red Album8.4
Ty Tabor – Balance8.2
John Zorn - The Rain Horse7
God of Shamisen – Dragon String Attack6.9
Marillion – Happiness Is The Road6.7
Paul Gilbert – Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar 6.1
Sigur Rós – Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust5.7
Kayo Dot- Blue Lambency Downward5.4
4. Mär. 2009, 11:53 von adogg
Orange Tulip Conspiracy - "Orange Tulip Conspiracy"
Øresund Space Collective - "Inside Your Head"
White Hills - "A Little Bliss Forever"
Zdzisław Piernik/Piotr Zabrodzki - "Namanga"
Heavy Hands - "Smoke Signals"
Endless Boogie - "Focus Level"
18. Feb. 2009, 19:45 von satafHere are twenty albums I enjoyed from 2008. There were tons of good albums this year, but not very many that I would call brilliant - 2007 had more of those. This made the ordering very difficult, so it is still very approximate (in some cases arbitrary).
I'm certain I'm forgetting some important releases, and also I just like to hear other people's opinions, so you should all comment with your favorites!
1. Menace Ruine - In Vulva Infernum AND ALSO Cult of Ruins AND ALSO The Die is Cast
* unique drone and ambient black metal. 3 albums in one year; how prolific!
2. Panopticon - Panopticon
* awesome anarchist black metal
3. Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle pt. 1
* very good sludgy metal. Not much black though.
4. Toxic Holocaust - An Overdose of Death
* crossover-style oldschool thrash
5. Boris - Smile
* it's Boris.
6. Slug's Revenge - Revenge is Never a Four Letter Word
* anarchist folk music played at a punk tempo
27. Dez. 2008, 2:57 von slow__riotbla bla bla
15 have a nice life - deathconsciousness
14 dead meadow - old growth
13 beach house - devotion
12 johnny berlin - find what you love and let it kill you
11 benga - diary of an african warrior
10 destroyer - trouble in dreams
09 orange tulip conspiracy - s/t
08 why? - alopecia
07 jeniferever - nangijala ep
06 emiliana torrini - me and armini
05 sun kil moon - april
04 the american dollar - a memory stream
03 the new year - the new year
02 kiss the anus of a black cat - the nebulous dreams ep
01 wolf parade - at mount zoomer
honorary mentions: audrey, earth, damien jurado, the streets, marnie stern, the seven mile journey, tv on the radio, burning star core, a silver mt. zion, boris, gang gang dance, foot ox, madlib, moya, noah23, tesa, 5ive, grouper, dungen, dino felipe, islaja, the samuel jackson five…
24. Dez. 2008, 17:41 von metal-rich1. Cynic - Traced in Air (Adam's Murmur)
2. Mouth of the Architect - Quietly (Hate And Heartache)
3. Opeth - Watershed (The Lotus Eater)
4. Ihsahn - angL (Malediction)
5. Ayreon - 01011001 (Earth)/01011001 (Y) (The Fifth Extinction)
6. Trivium - Shogun (Shogun)
7. Meshuggah - ObZen (Dancers to a Discordant System)
8. Zero Hour - Dark Deceiver (The Temple Within)
9. Communic - Payment Of Existence (On Ancient Ground)
10. Testament - The Formation Of Damnation (More Than Meets The Eye)
If Orange Tulip Conspiracy were metal, then their self-titled debut would have easily made it into my top 10.
To-Mera - Delusions
Pyramaze - Immortal
Draconian - Turning Season Within
Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
Warpath - Damnation
JT Bruce - Universica
Warrel Dane - Praises To The War Machine
14. Dez. 2008, 17:25 von Dustspell
25. Aug. 2008, 19:33 von TheKnitLAWednesday, September 10th
Toy District, The Maension, Aedose, Blackout 101
7:30 PM, $10
Toy District were formed in September of 2007 by Mario Becerra and Esteban Reynega. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, they have found much of the inspiration for their music from this amazing city. They write, rehearse and record their music in their studio overlooking the Los Angeles River in the heart of the city's Toy District. The band has added drummer Sonny Michaels from New Jersey and bassist John Northup who is also from L.A. to complete this musical odyssey.
Thursday, September 11th
Shamans & Smyths, Soul Legends, Language Artz, Reservoir Dingoz, Joe Moses & AOB
7:30 PM, $10
Shamans and Smyths are a four-piece hip hop group out of Long Beach, California. Consisting of an M.C., D.J., bassist and a drummer, the group also incorporates a variety of musical samples via the Akai MPC, as well as various percussion instruments. …
2. Mai. 2008, 2:23 von bashiechan2004
Fantômas (w/ Melt-Banana, end.) - 4th April @ Black Cat, Washington DC, USA
Melvins (w/ Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant, Vaz) - 19th September @ Black Cat, Washington DC, USA
Fantômas (w/ The Locust, Trevor Dunn's Trio-Convulsant) - 10th April @ 9:30 club, Washington DC, USA
Melt-Banana (w/ An Albatross) - 14th April @ Black Cat, Washington DC, USA
Eels (with strings!) - 28th June @ 9:30 club, Washington DC, USA
The Streets (w/ The Mitchell Brothers, Professor Green, The Beats DJs) - 18th February @ the Astoria, London
Fantômas Melvins Big Band (w/ Ephel Duath) - 1st May @ Kentish Town Forum, London
John Zorn's Moonchild (w/ London Sinfonietta) - 18th June @ Barbican, London
Massive Attack (w/ Metric, N*E*R*D, Gnarls Barkley, The Flaming Lips) - 23rd June @ Wireless Festival, Hyde Park, London
Nicky Wire's Secret Society (w/ Man who eats peaches) - 1st July @ Stay Beautiful, Purple Turtle, London
James Dean Bradfield (w/ Joana And The Wolf) - 11th July @ ULU, London