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  • Prog Acts by Popularity: Prog Metal

    17 Jun 2011, 13:48 by Mark_H

  • 2010 in music

    1 Jan 2011, 19:44 by InfiniteDark

    Top-20

    Nevermore-The Obsidian Conspiracy[Progressive Thrash Metal]
    Наверное это один из самых мелодичных альбомов Nevermore, при этом он же - самый скоростной и самый "доходчивый". Да, судя по интервью, этот альбом мог быть ещё лучше, но он всё равно затягивает.Стало меньше упора на технику, поэтому в следующий раз хочу навороченный диск на 1:20 - не меньше=)
    10-/10 Абсолютный альбом года для меня.

    За ним идут (без места)

    Kamelot-Poetry for the Poisoned[Progressive Power Metal]
    Как и "Ghost Opera", это спорный альбом. Неровный (пару песен вообще хочется выкинуть), ещё более мрачный и, как мне показалось, "выстраданный". Я не поняла смысла разделения заглавной песни на четыре "огрызка" - единым треком она смотрелась бы удачнее. Также не очень понравилась работа Роя - местами голос дрожит, и вообще звучит очень устало. Надеюсь, отмена тура даст ему время прийти в себя :'( А вот Томас достоин памятника - настолько круто он ещё не играл. …
  • My favorite (mostly metal) albums of 2010 - Final list!

    30 Dec 2010, 23:55 by hurricane_mario

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it. Though, I'm just realizing that my taste has shifted away from metal even more this year...

    This is my final list, containing almost every album I have listened to which came out in 2010. I will not be updating this entry any more unless someone enlightens me to something super-fantastic that came out this year that I missed. I can’t believe 2010 is over already, it seems like yesterday it was new years eve, and now it is tomorrow again. I will likely not do a list like this again next year, its too much work. But it's been fun and a good way to keep track of the excessive amounts of music I like. Perhaps next year just a top 20 and other great ones.

    A playlist including one song off each of the top 20 albums and 7 other songs, is up on my blog as of 1/9/11. …
  • Twenty Best of 2010 in my opinion (version 3)

    22 Dec 2010, 21:58 by qlacs

    1. Quo Vadis - Obitus (single)
    2. Cloudkicker - Beacons
    3. Radiance - The Burning Sun
    4. Anthriel - The Pathway
    5. Son of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches EP (only that 5 songs)
    6. Within the Ruins - Invade
    7. Blind Guardian - At The Edge Of Time
    8. Leviathan - From The Desolate Inside EP
    9. Soul Cycle - Soul Cycle
    10. Dawnbringer - Nucleus
    11. Fuge - Demos
    12. Dead Letter Circus - This Is The Warning
    13. Coheed and Cambria - Year Of The Black Rainbow
    14. Atheist - Jupiter
    15. Kaipa - In The Wake Of Evolution
    16. Mekong Delta - Wanderer On The Edge Of Time
    17. Black Label Society - Order Of The Black
    18. Eventide - The Beast And The Machine
    19. The Flight of Sleipnir - Lore
    20. Crystalic - Persistence

    Radiance is pretty much a stuff you are supposed to be check out, believe me.
  • My Favorite albums of 2010. Updated 12/3

    1 Sep 2010, 19:10 by hurricane_mario

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it.

    Keep in mind, I am rating these albums as a whole, not judging it based on the quality of particular songs. For example, if there are no songs that stand out as good, but the album is a concept album that reveals to me the meaning of life through music, it would probably be #1. Production is a BIG part of my review process as well, it's 2010 so I want my albums to sound futuristic, refined and shiny!

    Top 10 in order, rest of categories are alphabetical.

    " ...dissapointment" Where albums I really wanted did not meet or exceed expectations.

    bold is a must-listen!!

    And please comment, either to debate my reviews or to recommend me albums I don't know about!

  • Seen live

    8 Sep 2009, 14:35 by MichelleMarsh

  • Seen Live

    3 Jul 2009, 08:46 by Raffel19