Release date: 2 March 2010

Rating:

8.1 | 21 votes

Owners:

36 have it
8 want it


01. Killswitch Engage - My Obsession
02. Trivium - Shattering The Skies Above
03. Dream Theater - Raw Dog
04. Taking Dawn - This Is Madness
05. Opeth - The Throat Of Winter
06. Mutiny Within - The End
07. The Turtlenecks - Even Gods Cry [bonus]
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INÆRIS - 03.03.2010 at 09:14  
Rating: 7 We know that the only two bands that really matter on this are Dream Theater and Opeth. Opeth are....beyond....anything I've ever heard. No matter what they sound absolutely original and fresh. The Throat of Winter is probably the weirdest song they've ever done. It is such an oddball track! It feels like Akerfeldt is playing around a lot with ideas, and it really shows. The song is a masterpiece in my books. The rest of this EP is pretty mediocre although the Dream Theater track is great. I give it a perfect 10 because of Opeth. They never disappoint.
Doc Godin - 03.03.2010 at 09:51  
  Wow, what a shitty soundtrack. Opeth is ok, but the rest is just a mixture of disgust and boredom.
Syk - 03.03.2010 at 11:09  
 
Written by INÆRIS on 03.03.2010 at 09:14
We know that the only two bands that really matter on this are Dream Theater and Opeth. Opeth are....beyond....anything I've ever heard. No matter what they sound absolutely original and fresh. The Throat of Winter is probably the weirdest song they've ever done. It is such an oddball track! It feels like Akerfeldt is playing around a lot with ideas, and it really shows. The song is a masterpiece in my books. The rest of this EP is pretty mediocre although the Dream Theater track is great. I give it a perfect 10 because of Opeth. They never disappoint.
Are you freaking serious? A 10, "perfect" is supposed to signify that improving on the album would be extremely difficult. Obviously this release could be much better if the 4 or 5 other songs were replaced with something else. Have you read the FAQ - Rules and policies recently?

When voting for an album, remember your vote must be fair and not influenced by what other voters have done before you. Please give realistic ratings and remember a 10 means the album is a masterpiece, an album that changed the way we listen to music nowadays.

I'm sure this absolutely changed the universe for your ears... people like you are what nullify the hard work put into the site by its staff
INÆRIS - 04.03.2010 at 06:52  
Rating: 7
Written by Syk on 03.03.2010 at 11:09

Written by INÆRIS on 03.03.2010 at 09:14
We know that the only two bands that really matter on this are Dream Theater and Opeth. Opeth are....beyond....anything I've ever heard. No matter what they sound absolutely original and fresh. The Throat of Winter is probably the weirdest song they've ever done. It is such an oddball track! It feels like Akerfeldt is playing around a lot with ideas, and it really shows. The song is a masterpiece in my books. The rest of this EP is pretty mediocre although the Dream Theater track is great. I give it a perfect 10 because of Opeth. They never disappoint.
Are you freaking serious? A 10, "perfect" is supposed to signify that improving on the album would be extremely difficult. Obviously this release could be much better if the 4 or 5 other songs were replaced with something else. Have you read the FAQ - Rules and policies recently?

When voting for an album, remember your vote must be fair and not influenced by what other voters have done before you. Please give realistic ratings and remember a 10 means the album is a masterpiece, an album that changed the way we listen to music nowadays.

I'm sure this absolutely changed the universe for your ears... people like you are what nullify the hard work put into the site by its staff


It did change the universe for my ears, thank you. This is a breakthrough song for Opeth and it should be recognized. I absolutely love it. If I think something is one of the best things I've heard in a long time, why can't I rate it accordingly? I wouldn't bash any album you think deserves a 10 because I disagree. This record deserves a 10 to me because the one song is powerful enough to override the rest. We all have our opinions and I want to get along with everyone, so I apologize for causing you to react negatively toward me. I just want to be entitled to my own opinion, and I truly respect yours.
Introspekrieg - 04.03.2010 at 08:18  
  Dream Theatershuggah... that's all I thought when I heard their track, enjoyed the second half of that one. New Opeth is always a treat, their track was interesting but seemed like it was missing... something. Was this a leftover track from Watershed?
Ellrohir - 04.03.2010 at 09:41  
  Syk, you already gave 32 ratings of 10...it is true, that in your case it is only 5% of votes, but would you tell me 5 albums out of 100 are "changing the way we listen to music nowadays"?

if you are so much insisting on rules...
Syk - 04.03.2010 at 11:21  
 
Written by Ellrohir on 04.03.2010 at 09:41
Syk, you already gave 32 ratings of 10...it is true, that in your case it is only 5% of votes, but would you tell me 5 albums out of 100 are "changing the way we listen to music nowadays"?

if you are so much insisting on rules...
About five albums out of 100 being "masterpiece"s, yes. I just think it's utterly ridiculous to say "ooh, I really like two out of six songs on this release, so it deserves a 10!" or to think that all works by a favourite artist have to get the maximum rating... Maybe it's just because I still listen to full albums in their entirety in the track order chosen by the artist... I guess I can live with Opeth888's style if those people are mostly using digital unnatural selection. Still... it's annoying as these consistent 10s all over the place, mathematically speaking, make less extreme ratings essentially worthless when the piece's average rating is calculated. It tends to keep the most popular, not the best, constantly in our sight and pushes everything else to perpetual obscurity. Lesser-known masters of their art get a raw deal
(as do all of us who can't find and experience them so easily)

This might be quite off-topic but I'll add that the similar bands feature here needlessly suffers from the same problem. We can only see seven at a time, the seven with the most votes, and for some reason people keep bumping up popular bands that are already on top e.g. 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 until we have the bands that everybody knows about filling the section with votes in the teens, 20s, 30s or higher, and the bands that are less popular but probably more similar, which people would actually want to find out about, are still buried at the bottom, uselessly out of sight, with 1-2 votes. (e.g. Stratovarius, Gamma Ray, Black Sabbath) If people thought more carefully about their numbers I'm sure everyone would have a much better metal time
Syk - 05.03.2010 at 17:54  
 
Written by Ellrohir on 04.03.2010 at 09:41
Actually I'd like to add that my most eccentric music teacher shared a good quote with me some years back. Along the lines of, out of all music, 5% at the top is good, 5% at the bottom is bad, and the other 90% is just average - and you should only listen to the outside 10%. I don't completely agree (surely one should listen to more good music than bad) but it's a concept that's not entirely without merit
Ellrohir - 05.03.2010 at 17:58  
  Lol...now your 5% of 10 ratings seems fair

i checked i gave 14% (5 out of 35) of "ultimate" ratings so far, but i guess it is because i am rating only albums i physically own and i am rather concentrating on buying albums i like, because the offer is almost unlimited nowadays, but my wallet is not
cj246 - 07.03.2010 at 01:16  
  The artists do not execute their full potential in their contribution to the album. It does not flow well and not all songs are appropriate to the video game. Here's my full review:

http://thegoldenbird.wordp...d-metal-review/
Ellrohir - 07.03.2010 at 01:29  
  You need to contribute full link here in order someone should read it...i wont be trying to decipher, what stands for "..." there
Vitriolic Hate - 07.03.2010 at 04:08  
  Shattering The Skies Above pwns
DIO Is God - 08.03.2010 at 03:37  
  The new Trivium song on here was sweet. idk why everybody dogs on them.
INÆRIS - 12.03.2010 at 06:49  
Rating: 7
Written by Introspekrieg on 04.03.2010 at 08:18

Dream Theatershuggah... that's all I thought when I heard their track, enjoyed the second half of that one. New Opeth is always a treat, their track was interesting but seemed like it was missing... something. Was this a leftover track from Watershed?


It's missing...drums! hehe. I think it's interesting that they don't use a drum set. I love this song so much though. It's a great combo of superb melody, musicianship, and weirdness. I'm really curious to see what Akerfeldt will come up with next.

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