28 Nov 2014, 15:37 de Gounouman_hl
14 Dic 2012, 14:56 de voodooturkeyThis year I'm going to start off by making reference to the last paragraph of last years entry. I ended the article with a quick mention of the albums I expected to be released in 2012 and how I also hoped for a few surprises to fight for the top spot in this years chart. Well, 2012 didn't see the release of any new Labyrinth, Nocturnal Rites or Adagio (AGAIN?!) but there were plenty of nice surprises to make up for that! (Enough to make up for the few really good albums of last year) Did any of them make my top 10 of 2012? Let's find out...
10. Dreamscape - Everlight
9. Kamelot - Silverthorn
8. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending Into Infinity
7. Dünedain - Magica
6. Threshold - March of Progress
5. Circus Maximus - Nine
4. Saratoga - Nemesis
3. Sonata Arctica - Stones Grow Her Name
2. Saurom - Vida
...And so my number one slot this year goes to the new Mägo de Oz album "Hechizos, Pocimas y Brujeria". …
23 Sep 2012, 15:22 de Melodeathmetol
14 Ene 2012, 19:10 de InfiniteDarkWaiting from 2012:
09.03.12 Epica- TBA
20.01 Blind Guardian - Memories Of A Time To Come
24.01 Lamb of God- Resolution
24.01 Lacuna Coil - Dark Adrenaline
27.01 Unisonic - Ignition
10.02 Eluveitie - Helvetios
22.02 Xandria - Neverworld's End
24.02 Freedom Call - Land Of The Crimson Dawn
27.02 Pythia - The Serpent's Curse
29.02 Diabulus In Musica - The Wanderer
29.02 Amberian Dawn - Circus Black
········ Gojira - TBA
········ Death Angel - Death Angel: A Thrashumentary
········ Threshold - March Of Progress
09.03 Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent
11.03 Adrenaline Mob - Omertá
········ Jeff Loomis - second solo album - TBA
········ Europe - TBA
········ Testament - The Dark Roots Of Earth
········ Mnemic - TBA
········ Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - TBA
Kamelot - 10th album - 2012
9 Ene 2012, 15:07 de 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. …
14 Dic 2011, 14:40 de voodooturkeyThis years top 10 list hasn't been very easy for me to write as there were three or four key releases in the last twelve months which all deserved the top place. Looking back at last years list makes me realise just how few great releases there has been in 2011 though, last year I struggled to choose only ten albums whereas this year I stuggled to even find ten I liked enough to mention!
Anyway, I DID manage to choose ten albums that I feel deserve a place on the list so here goes....
10. Stratovarius - Elysium
9. Alestorm - Back Through Time
8. Edguy - Age of the Joker
7. Avalanch - Malefic Time: Apocalypse
6. Power Quest - Blood Alliance
5. Haken - Visions
4. Symphony X - Iconoclast
3. Pain of Salvation - Road Salt 2
2. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
And for my number one album this year, I chose this album over the new Dream Theater as my top album of the year because it manages to do something which is rare in power metal these days -…
13 Jun 2011, 17:37 de EnigmaticEntity(taken from Rowan5215)
Rules: Put your playlist on shuffle and write down the first 25 songs you get.
1. Avantasia - Crestfallen
2. Amorphis - Sky Is Mine
3. Kamelot - Across The Highlands
4. Avantasia - Your Love Is Evil
5. Beyond Twilight - The Devil's Hall Of Fame
6. Blind Guardian - Wait For An Answer
7. Dream Theater - II. About To Crash
8. Devin Townsend - The Fluke
9. Conception - Among The Gods
10. Star One - Human See, Human Do
11. Allen-Lande - Never Again
12. Masterplan - The Dark Road
13. Allen-Lande - Ask You Anyway
14. Freedom Call - The Circle Of Life
15. Demons & Wizards - The Gunslinger
16. Epica - Solitary Ground
17. Blind Guardian - Lost In The Twilight Hall
18. Agalloch - A Desolation Song
19. Stream of Passion - Haunted
20. Adagio - Kissing The Crow
21. Orphaned Land - Barakah
22. Carach Angren - A Strange Presence Near The Woods
23. Nevermore - Cenotaph
24. Turisas - As Torches Rise
25. Pain of Salvation - Scarsick
10 Ene 2011, 20:47 de hurricane_marioRIP this journal. Here's the upcoming releases I actually care about:
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events
Devin Townsend - Ghost 2 (September)
Nightwish - Storytime (Single September, Album December)
Old Silver Key (Alcest) - Tales of Wanderings (Sept 16)
We Came As Romans - Understanding What We've Grown To Be (9/13/11)
Angels & Airwaves - LOVE PART 2 (11.11.11)
Lunar Aurora - ? (December, hopefully!)
1) Format is "Artist - Album (Genre) (Best songs, if I so choose)"
2) Note that these ratings are based on the album as a whole, not individual songs. This includes production quality, how cohesive all of the songs sound, etc. I definitely prefer concept albums, which progress through a story or similar type of thing.
3) You will note I have a fairly eclectic taste in music. The fact is, if I listened to the album in it's entirety, it's going in here. If I couldn't finish, it's 2.5 or below, or not in here. Also (obviously) if it's bad it's 2.5 or below.
1 Ene 2011, 19:44 de InfiniteDarkTop-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. …
27 Nov 2010, 17:44 de florianblaschkeMeant as an indication of my current taste (not that it has changed a real lot in the past few years, compare my profile on Pandora). These are all albums that I really, honestly enjoy without having to force myself or anything. I tried to limit the list to a single album per artist, but indicated cases where I found it really hard to decide.
Note that in most cases, I'm not familiar with the artist's entire back catalogue, so I'm probably missing out on a lot of great albums that I'd agree are better than the ones I'm listing here, so I'm far from claiming that those are the artist's best work overall in every case, but I'm confident that every album is a decent representation of the artist's work. Also note that I've left out a few albums that are still too new for me in my opinion to judge whether they belong into a list of all-time favourites. This is part of the reason why this list is slightly biased towards older albums, but not the only reason, as I do find myself preferring the early work of established acts in many cases. …