• TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2007 / Every album worth listening to from 2007

    14 Mar 2008, 18:11 by hurricane_mario

    Better late than never, right? There were a #($*load of great albums last year, so it was tough to pick 10, hence the insanely long list. If you want to know more about any of them, comment and I'll answer. Or just myspace them.

    Top 10:

    10) Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full

    9) Rush - Snakes & Arrows

    8) Down - Down III: Over the Under

    7) At Vance – VII

    6) Helloween - Gambling With The Devil

    5) Sonata Arctica - Unia

    4) King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul... Please

    3) Elvenking - The Scythe

    2) Scorpions - Humanity: Hour I

    1) Primal Fear - New Religion

    Honorable Mentions:

    Aquaria - Shambala

    Arch Enemy - Rise Of The Tyrant (Melodic Poweth Metal?)

    Astral Doors - New Revalation

    Beatallica - Sgt Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (The Beatles + Metallica)

    Black Sabbath - The Dio Years (New songs!)

    The Codex - The Codex (Mark Boals of Yngwie Malmsteen!)

    Derdian - New Era, Pt. 2: War of the Gods
  • 2007, Going out in STYLE(s): Power Metal

    7 Jan 2008, 18:58 by magnumforce2006

    Just two entries here, I don't listen to a whole lot of power metal or prog/power metal, or whatever you'd like to term these bands as, but here are two albums I thoroughly enjoyed.

    2. Glory Opera - Equilibrium
    Why? This album contains pretty much everything that's great (or that makes some hate) power metal. Ridiculously over-the-top guitar leads and solos, soaring operatic vocals, lyrics about fantasy and triumph. It's just a very fun ride, and all from this obscure band from Brazil. And I do mean obscure, because I couldn't even find their website, haha. This album also gets this year's "oddest track placement award," because the band decided to stick their 25 minute epic right in the middle of the album. Seriously, it comes out of nowhere.

    1. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    Why? A prog/power epic album that doesn't skimp on the "epic. …
  • O peso que dá o "equilíbrio"

    12 Feb 2007, 18:46 by LoyCamelic

    Como todo metal melódico que se preza envolve histórias de guerras e sonhos por trás de suas letras, o som feito pelo Glory Opera não foge à regra. Porém, tem um certo toque de exclusividade: aquele gostinho de “comida feita em casa”, mas digna de restaurante chique. Isto porque o novo CD da banda, “Equilibrium”, soa mais profissional, coeso e uniforme em comparação ao de estréia, mas não deixa de reverenciar a cultura regional por meio de lendas e contos amazônicos inseridas em uma musicalidade bem construída. entrosamento.
    Apelidados de os donos do “heavy metal made in Zona Franca”, o reconhecimento nacional atingido desde “Rising Moangá” (álbum anterior) deu ao grupo o respaldo necessário para inovar. Por ter sido gravado de forma independente, “Equilibrium” resultou em arranjos mais homogêneos, o que denuncia o bem entrosado trabalho de equipe dos músicos. A introdução “Tucandeira”, que inaugura o disco, remete a um ritual indígena. …
  • Band ticker

    21 Aug 2005, 15:48 by Sheppy

    Upcoming albums

    Stratovarius (05.09.2005)
    1. Maniac Dance
    2. Fight!!!
    3. Just Carry On
    4. Back to Madness
    5. Gypsy in Me
    6. Götterdämmerung (Zenith of Power)
    7. The Land of Ice and Snow
    8. Leave the Tribe
    9. United

    The Score: An Epic Journey (08.09.2005, SACD)
    score to the road movie "Joyride"
    1. Vengeance Is Mine
    2. Unholy Trinity
    3. The Valley
    4. Caught in a Web
    5. Insomnia
    6. Under the Aegis
    7. Trois Vierges
    8. Mystica
    9. Valley of Sins
    10. Empty Gaze
    11. The Alleged Paradigm
    12. Supermacy
    13. Beyond the Depth
    14. Epitome
    15. Inevitable Embrace
    16. Angel of Death
    17. The Ultimate Return
    18. Trois Vierges
    19. Solitary Ground
    20. Quietus

    Highest Hopes: The Best of Nightwish (28.09.2005)
    1. Wish I Had an Angel
    2. Stargazers
    3. The Kinslayer
    4. Ever Dream
    5. Elvenpath
    6. Bless the Child
    7. Nemo
    8. Sleeping Sun
    9. Dead to the World
    10. Over the Hills and Far Away
    11. Deep Silent Complete
    12. Sacrament of Wilderness