• Albums Of The Year 2006

    29 Nov 2006, 22:43 de amodelofcontrol

    Right then. It's time for my yearly round-up of the best albums of the past 12 months. Just outside the top five, firstly, are these:

    Front Line Assembly
    Artificial Soldier

    They've been promising another classic album for a few years now, and every time has been a frustrating let-down - until now. An intense, relentless album that at points hits some of the highest heights of their career.

    My Dying Bride
    A Line of Deathless Kings

    Something of a triumphant return for one of the most unique metal bands - MDB's peerless romantic doom metal is as glorious as ever. How
    many other bands could make make a song about drowning (Deeper Down) sound so alluring?


    An unexpected throwback to mid-nineties US industrial, but married with much more up-to-date hardware. Entirely unexpected, and really rather rewarding.


    A contender for one of the oddest releases of the year, never mind the best, but then…