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2 Apr 2014, 11:53 by Coffinwood_Millhttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/Coffinwood_Mill/skull2_zpse351f805.jpg
The years have come and gone, and yet for some odd reason I still receive requests for my 'Best Of' journal entries in Heavy Metal, as well as several other genres. Why I still receive these requests I have no idea, but I've relented on being an e-seclusionist curmudgeon and eternally lazy long enough to post my Best in Heavy Metal of 2012 list. I hope whatever poor soul or bored last.fm troll that reads this dated meandering of metal finds something that they haven't otherwise heard or thought to listen to since '12. Unlike the previous journal entry, many if not most of the reviews here are sourced from other writers, webzines, and various publications as noted at the bottom of the review. Also, I encourage any suggestions for albums released in 2012 that I've omitted as it's painfully obvious from my list that I can't possibly listen to everything out there.
18 Nov 2010, 16:15 by dark_legionsInspired by the Omega Switch list:
Level 1 - These are albums that any fans of good music should have.
Level 2 - These are albums that any metal fan should have.
Level 3 - While these are not essential recordings, they are worthy additions for a black metal fan.
Level 4 - Albums that have some interesting aspects to borrow, re-use or re-do.
Level 5 - Everything else. The "who really cares" file, except for purists.
Bathory - The Return, Blood Fire Death, Hammerheart
Hellhammer - Apocalyptic Raids
Immortal - Diabolical Full Moon Mysticism, Pure Holocaust
Burzum - Burzum, Det Som Engang Var, Hvis lyset tar oss
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger
Mayhem- De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Beherit - Drawing Down the Moon
Graveland - The Celtic Winter, Following the Voice of Blood
Gorgoroth - Pentagram, Antichrist
Ancient - Svartalvheim
Emperor- In the Nightside Eclipse (1994)
Enslaved- Vikingligr Veldi (1993)
Emperor / Enslaved- Emperor / Hordanes Land (1993)
18 Nov 2010, 02:57 by thisisahiijack1. This is a journal containing bands and albums I have recordings from on my computer. Though I try to support local music as best as I can by attending shows and buying albums, not all of this music I am in direct physical possession of through purchase.
2. Not all of the bands below are directly from the KC/Lawrence area. Other cities and towns I keep in this collection are Topeka, KS, Columbia, MO, Wichita, KS, Warrensburg, MO, Manhattan, KS, and a few other, more rural areas of the region. Essentially, it contains everything east of and including Wichita in Kansas, and everything west of and including Columbia in Missouri.
3. In addition to the previous point, you will notice that not all of the bands here are current residents of the region. Many bands (Mates of State, White Rabbits, etc.) unfortunately decided to move away to a larger metro area. Others (The Appleseed Cast, Namelessnumberheadman), were started in different regions and then relocated here at some point, usually early in their career. …
30 Aug 2010, 22:50 by MourningfallLast.FM Milestones1st track: (21 Nov 2009)
Children of Bodom - Triple Corpse Hammerblow
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/4208529.jpg1000th track: (25 Nov 2009)
Damageplan - Fuck You
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/6060152.jpg2000th track: (29 Nov 2009)
Dimmu Borgir - Heavenly Perverse
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/7565.jpg3000th track: (01 Dec 2009)
Gorguts - Metempsukhosis (Demo 1990)
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/9701.jpg4000th track: (03 Dec 2009)
Amputated - Love 'Em And Cleave 'Em
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/27575739.jpg5000th track: (05 Dec 2009)
Goat Semen - Crucified fucked and forsaken
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/24988593.gif6000th track: (07 Dec 2009)
Black Witchery - Unholy Vengeance Of War
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/450661.jpg7000th track: (10 Dec 2009)
Excoriate - Voice of Damnation
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/24959259.jpg8000th track: (12 Dec 2009)
Necrophobic - Revelation 666
16 May 2010, 13:39 by baltech22Fifth in a series of two.
See parts ONE, TWO, THREE and FOUR
41. R.U. Dead? - Promotape 
Okay, I know the band name is ridiculous, but just trust me on this one. This was a full-length demo and never saw a proper release, but it's one of the most astounding slabs of death metal I've ever heard. The band was formed by Uli Hildenbrand after the dissolution of Poison and continued largely along the same track, with a more refined sound that seamlessly merged Teutonic thrash with Autopsy-style doomy death, while also blazing a trail with sprawling compositions and classy guitar interplay. In a lot of ways, this band laid the blueprint for bands like The Chasm and Dissection. A true classic lost to time.
42. Internal Decay - A Forgotten Dream 
8 Jan 2010, 04:39 by Conservationisthttp://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID10472/images/dark_legions_archive.jpg
Kontinual, editor of the Dark Legions Archive
"In underground metal, there is a youthful coalescence of seemingly disparate ideas, a syncretism. These are rooted in themes of heroism, warfare, death, the beyond, history, endtimes -- indulgent glimpses into worlds beyond the individual and the dreary present, and far from merely temporal or personal concerns. The approach is boundless and powerful, and the music matches."
Interview with Kontinual, editor of the Dark Legions Archive
Bands reviewed in the Dark Legions Archive:
* Abyss, The
* Ancient Rites
* At the Gates
* Averse Sefira
30 Dec 2009, 06:08 by Death_OfSeasonsSo I can't find my old CD Collection journal amongst my journals, so I'll post it again:
Sadly it does contain a lot of crap from when I first started listening to music. Also, if I own multiple albums by an artist they are ordered by the year of release.
If any of the bands belong to these genres:
Then odds are I dislike/hate that band and I don't listen to them anymore.
Abaddon Incarnate - Nadir
Abigail Williams - Legend
Abigail Williams - In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Abominable Putridity - In the End of Human Existence
Aborted - The Purity Of Perversion
Aborted - Goremaggedon: The Saw And The Carnage Done
Aborted - The Archaic Abbatoir
Aborted - Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Aborted - Strychnine.213
Aborted - Coronary Reconstruction
Absu - Barathrum: V.I.T.R.I.O.L.
Absu - Absu
The Acacia Strain - The Dead Walk
The Academy Is... - Santi
23 Jun 2009, 10:26 by opethdude