I've had these albums picked for some time now, just haven't gotten down to write anything about them. Memorable concert experiences for 2007: Hidria Spacefolk at Semifinal, Megadeth at Sauna Open Air, Melrose/Dave Edmunds/Uriah Heep in Kotka, The Stooges in Helsinki and Uriah Heep/Alice Cooper in Helsinki.
A Place to Bury Strangers - A Place To Bury Strangers
I can't think of many bands similar to APTBS, maybe My Bloody Valentine but that's still stretching a bit in my opinion. I'm sure the droney shoegaze scene is much larger than I think. Anyway, don't remember how I got introduced to this band but they made an immediate impression. Their self-titled debut album is incredibly strong from start to finish. Favorite songs: "To Fix the Gash In Your Head", "I Know I'll See You" and the absolute best - the epic "Ocean". Awesome and unique live band too.