22 Aug 2011, 21:25 by Neue_regel_As Frank Zappa said: "most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read." Extremely true, if you ask me. However, I'll try my best in this little journal role. Of course, there are thousands upon thousands of music genres. Nevertheless, only a few can boast and entail a sheer bombastic splendour without simultaneously losing any edge of intellectual honesty and rigor. Definitely, progressive metal is one of those. From wiki: " Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which blends the powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with the complex compositional structures, odd time signatures, diverse philosophical lyrics and intricate instrumental playing of progressive rock. Many progressive metal bands are also influenced by jazz fusion and classical music. Like progressive rock songs, progressive metal songs are typically much longer".
17 Jun 2011, 13:48 by Mark_H
2 Feb 2011, 18:23 by adg211288My Metal/Rock forum Heavy Metal Haven, recently finished voting on the top albums of 2010. The following list if a collective opinion from 15 people. My personal Top 20 may be viewed HERE.
1. Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
2. Accept - Blood of the Nations
3. Haken - Aquarius
4. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
5. Star One - Victims Of The Modern Age
6. Winterhorde - Underwatermoon
7. Wuthering Heights - Salt
16 Dec 2010, 14:46 by lodborg1. Blind Guardian - At the Edge of Time
2. Star One - Victims Of The Modern Age
3. Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned
4. Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
5. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
6. Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void
7. Immolation - Majesty and Decay
8. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
9. Wuthering Heights - Salt
10. Overkill - Ironbound
11. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
12. Kalmah - 12 Gauge
13. Soilwork - The Panic Broadcast
14. Sodom - In War and Pieces
15. Darkthrone - Circle The Wagons
16. Hour of Penance - Paradogma
17. Solution .45 - For Aeons Past
18. Inquisition - Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm
19. Helloween - 7 Sinners
20. Flesh Consumed - Ecliptic Dimensions of Suffering
21. Melechesh - The Epigenesis
22. Accept - Blood Of The Nations
23. Sargeist - Let the Devil In
24. Bonded By Blood - Exiled to Earth
25. Sabaton - Coat Of Arms
26. Rage - Strings To A Web
31 Dec 2009, 07:48 by illninoese#
10 Years - Killing All That Holds You
10 Years - The Autumn Effect
10 Years - Division
2X - Lucha Eterna
3 - The End Is Begun
3 Inches of Blood - Advance and Vanquish
311 - From Chaos
311 - Evolver
311 - Uplifter
36 Crazyfists - In The Skin
36 Crazyfists - Bitterness the Star
36 Crazyfists - A Snow Capped Romance
36 Crazyfists - Rest Inside The Flames
36 Crazyfists - The Oculus EP
36 Crazyfists - The Tide and Its Takers
40 Below Summer - Invitation to the Dance
40 Below Summer - The Mourning After
40 Below Summer - The Last Dance
A Dozen Furies - A Concept from Fire
Aborted - Engineering the Dead
Aborted - Goremageddon: The Saw and the Carnage Done
Aborted - The Haematobic EP
Aborted - The Archaic Abattoir
Aborted - Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Aborted - Strychnine.213
Aborted - Coronary Reconstruction
The Absence - From Your Grave
The Absence - Riders of the Plague
Abstract Giants - Abstract Giants
Agalloch - Pale Folklore
Agalloch - The Mantle
15 Nov 2006, 14:50 by SocialEnemyThis is mainly for personal use, but you can look at it anyway. This is a list of the releases this year and what I have listened to thus far. They're also rated accordingly, but ratings are subject to change on more listens. I will not elaborate on why what gets rated what, so don't ask (unless you're Ric or BV).
* = Disappointing, I expected more. (Mickey Mouse album of the year contender).
** = Listenable.
*** = Good.
**** = Great (Metal as fuck).
***** = Unbelievable (Album of the year contender).
^ = Upward potential.
+ = Positive change.
- = Negative change.
Ablaze in Hatred - Deceptive Awareness *** ^
Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain ***
Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea **** 1/2 -
Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side ** 1/2 +
Amorphis - Eclipse *** 1/2 -
Anarion - Unbroken
Andromeda - Chimera ** 1/2 ^
Angra – Aurora Consurgens ** ^
Anthropia - Part 1, The Ereyn Chronicles
Apocalyptica – Amplified
Arsis - United In Regret **** ^
Axamenta - Ever-Arch-I-Tech-Ture *****