Dic 3 2014, 22:45 di byob_tankian
Mar 25 2014, 0:15 di RealKustinWhen it's more common to share your own opinions of last year's albums you've listened to around the new year time, I had to do this just when April is nearly approaching? Well, better late than never, I guess, so here's another annual list I've quickly put together.
Almah - Unfold
Genre: Power Metal, Progressive Metal
Standout tracks: Wings Of Revolution, Treasure Of The Gods, Farewell
Alter Bridge - Fortress
Genre: Alternative metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Standout tracks: Addicted To Pain, Lover, The Uninvited, Fortress
Amorphis - Circle
Genre: Progressive metal with death/folk influences
Standout tracks: Hopeless Days, Enchanted By The Moon
Anathema - Universal (live)
Genre: Atmospheric rock, progressive rock, new prog
Standout tracks: Untouchable (both parts), Universal, Flying
Anneke van Giersbergen - Drive
Genre: Alternative rock, hard rock
Feb 17 2013, 20:07 di TorettoAlbums marked as MDAY, are Most Disappointing Album of the Year.
Excelsis - vo Chrieger u Drache (folk/power metal)
In Vain - Ænigma (progressive death metal)
Shade Empire - Omega Arcane (symphonic death/black metal)
Witherscape - The Inheritance (progressive/melodic gothic/death metal)
Amorphis - Circle (gothic/doom metal)
Ayreon - The Theory of Everything (progressive metal)
Fractal Gates - Beyond the Self (melodic death metal)
Idensity - Chronicles (symphonic/melodic death metal)
Kalmah - Seventh Swamphony (extreme power/melodic death metal)
Kambrium - Dark Reveries (progressive/melodic death metal)
MiseriuM - Return to Grace (progressive metal)
Monolith - Voyager (melodic/progressive death metal)
Omnium Gatherum - Beyond (melodic death metal)
Reign of the Architect - Rise (progressive metal)
Gen 9 2012, 15:07 di bazinkoHe's a legend without a home.
Outworld. Beyond Twilight. Darkology. And now Epysode.
All basically one-offs. And each one amazing. Sure, each are very creative on their own, but Kelly adds that special ingredient: his pristine vocals.
He has a massive voice with quite a range, but what's special about him is his passion. From the maniacal wailing of Section X to the limit-breaking performance of Outworld.
And that's why he needs a home.
Jorn comes to mind. He has also experimented with multiple side projects throughout his career, but has always had his solo band to fall back on. Why doesn't Kelly have one? Heck, Kelly even reprised Jorn's role as vocalist of Beyond Twilight (and out-performed him if you ask me). He certainly meets the qualifications.
Maybe he doesn't even want one. Too much work, perhaps? Or maybe he's waiting to find the right musicians to collaborate with. He may even lack the songwriting capability. …
Gen 2 2012, 21:04 di RealKustinSo... with another year wrapped up and tons of new songs I've experienced, I could say that this was a real good round! For memory's and for fun's sake, I've listed down a good amount of progressive metal/rock albums and also things sticking outside (sic) that's been released this year. The anticipation value indicated in some albums depict how much expectations I've had for the albums before their release, as well as ratings ending in one of two types whether I might change my mind about later or confirmed.
Ratings do differ between persons, so they represent the way I relate with the albums, not how the albums perform objectively. You're free to check out any of them.
Have fun reading!
Adrenaline Mob - Adrenaline Mob EP
Genre: Heavy metal
Final rating: **
After Midnight Project - You Belong EP
Genre: Alternative rock
Final rating: **
Ages (Swe) - Debut EP ("Three song package")
Genre: symphonic black metal
Current rating: ***½
Anathema - Falling Deeper
Dic 24 2011, 13:04 di lodborg1. Septic Flesh - The Great Mass
2. Arch/Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
3. Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
4. Taake - Noregs Vaapen
5. Manigance - Récidive
6. Krux – III - He Who Sleeps Amongst The Stars
7. Symphony X - Iconoclast
8. Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Two
9. Vektor - Outer Isolation
10. Primordial - Redemption At The Puritan's Hand
11. Insomnium - One for Sorrow
12. Blut aus Nord - 777 Sect(s)
13. Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
14. Negative Plane - Stained Glass Revelations
15. Stratovarius - Elysium
16. Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
17. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
18. Vader - Welcome to the Morbid Reich
19. Sabbat - Sabbatrinity
20. Aosoth - III
21. Rhapsody of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity
22. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events
23. Azarath - Blasphemers' Maledictions
24. Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
25. Nader Sadek - In the Flesh
26. SuidAkrA - Book Of Dowth
27. Týr - The Lay of Thrym
28. DoomSword - The Eternal Battle
29. Аркона - Слово
Dic 21 2011, 1:33 di within_darkness1. Within Temptation – The Unforgiving is still one of the very few records which got me occupied from the beginning ‘till the very end of 2011 and left no space for competition whatsoever – if you’re into symphonic rock mixed with many other elements such as heavy, pop, even a bit of power, alternative, disco (?!) or you still enjoy your retro vibes spiced up with divine vocals and arrangements, go for it.
2. Rhapsody of Fire – From Chaos To Eternity was THE comeback I was waiting for and it even managed to surpass its titanic predecessor, not to mention to put an end to a beloved saga that's been a part of my life in a most exquisite way. The brilliantly delivered soundscapes go beyond any genres (and combine them all now and then, ffs), shattering the laws of music to pathetic bits and pieces. Glorious and definitely NOT recommended for narrow-minded listeners.
3. Insomnium – One for Sorrow might not be their best one but it surely is “out there somewhere” which tends to happen when a band releases one diamond after another. …
Ago 1 2011, 22:49 di RealKustinI haven't thought about writing a new list of personal, anticipated releases but when I noticed how so many bands and artists announced the release of their upcoming albums by autumn 2011, I only knew it was worth enough to make another list.
Upcoming releases 2011
Psychostick - Space Vampires VS Zombie Dinosaurs in 3D
Epysode - Obsessions
Genre: progressive metal
Anticipation: *** (Not sure what to expect from this concept album but the list of guests are impressive)
Leprous - Bilateral
Genre: Progressive metal, progressive rock
Jorn - Live In Black
Genre: heavy metal, hard rock
Globus - Break From This World
Genre: cinematic rock, orchestral
Edguy - Age of the Joker
Genre: power metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Adrenaline Mob - Adrenaline Mob EP
Genre: Progressive metal, heavy metal
Giu 12 2011, 14:53 di urolithiasis
Feb 16 2011, 20:51 di TorettoAlbums marked as MDAY, are Most Disappointing Album of the Year.
40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room (doom metal)
Amorphis - The Beginning of Times (melodic/gothic/doom/death metal)
Aquilus - Griseus (atmospheric folk/neoclassical black metal)
Arafel - For Battles Once Fought (folk/black metal)
Colosseum - Chapter 3 Parasomnia (funeral doom metal)
Draconian - A Rose for the Apocalypse (gothic/doom metal)
Imperial Vengeance - Black Heart Of Empire (symphonic black metal)
Jelonek - Revenge (instrumental/symphonic metal)
Kartikeya - Mahayuga (oriental death/black metal)
Loch Vostok - Dystopium (extreme progressive metal)
Moonsorrow - Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa (folk/black metal)
Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows (melodic/progressive death metal)
Quaoar - The river & the soul (progressive metal/rock)
Septic Flesh - The Great Mass (symphonic death metal)