Lucas' Most-Loved Twenty ('cause he can't count to hundred)

Written by: Lucas
Published: 16.12.2009
Why? It's the in-thing to do right now. Can't stay behind, right? But I'm only doing twenty, because a hundred would take me too long.

Rules & Guidelines
- No band twice.
- Only metal.
- Don't worry too much about the order they're in.
- Some of my highest rated albums are left out, even if they qualify. Why? Well, most likely they're a bit too new for me to add them to such a list.

Oh, and I'm allowed to break my own rules. I've done so at least three times in this list.

Here goes:

01. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
02. Shining - IV - The Eerie Cold
03. The Angelic Process - Weighing Souls With Sand
04. Hjarnidaudi - Pain:Noise:March
05. Corrupted - El Mundo Frio

~

06. Shining - V - Halmstad
07. Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
08. The Ruins Of Beverast - Unlock The Shrine
09. Reverorum Ib Malacht - What Do You Think Of The Old God, We Call Him Judas?
10. Warning - Watching From A Distance
11. Darkspace - III
12. Agents Of Oblivion - Agents Of Oblivion
13. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea
14. Diapsiquir - Virus STN
15. Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
16. Teitanblood - Seven Chalices
17. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
18. Weakling - Dead As Dreams
19. Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
20. Oranssi Pazuzu - Muukalainen Puhuu


Overlooked bands (I expect this list to be long, haha):
Lurker Of Chalice - Lurker Of Chalice


Feel free to trash, bash or rehash. Other lists (inferior ones, doh!) here:
Bas
BitterCOld
Darkside Momo
dismaleuphony
Doc Godin
Jupitreas
Marcel


 



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Mr. Doctor - 16.12.2009 at 19:32  
I always knew you were too much of a retard to count to 100

I agree with pretty much everything [I have to check 2-3 bands though] It surprises me that Weakling is there since I think that Lurker Of Chalice is superior [both albums use to be compared] But yeah... Without comparing it, Dead As Dreams is still a very very good album.
Lucas - 16.12.2009 at 19:35  
Nice, one post and already a band I forgot.
Darkside Momo - 16.12.2009 at 19:38  
Written by Lucas on 16.12.2009 at 19:35

Nice, one post and already a band I forgot.

Bah, I'm sure you'll be able to go to 100 this way
Lucas - 16.12.2009 at 19:41  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.12.2009 at 19:32

I agree with pretty much everything [I have to check 2-3 bands though]


Which ones? If Reverorum Ib Malacht is one of them, check it out. It's only a demo, but some of the most haunting Black metal EVER.

@Momo hahah yeah, maybe, we'll see.
BitterCOld - 16.12.2009 at 20:21  
No band twice? lol. check yer top six again. there might be space for Lurker yet...

good chunk of your 20 made my 100. or would have if i took eps (DSO... kenose is my first/fave, but omitted on mine)
Mr. Doctor - 16.12.2009 at 20:22  
Hahaha how funny that I maked a hole in your list just by pointing out one band, it wasn't my intention btw

Written by Lucas on 16.12.2009 at 19:41

Which ones? If Reverorum Ib Malacht is one of them, check it out. It's only a demo, but some of the most haunting Black metal EVER.


Yeah, one of them is Reverorum Ib Malacht I will check them out because the description that I got from MA says that this swedes seem to be awesome.
The other ones were Lykathea Aflame and Teitanblood... Although I knew Teitanblood but I just forgot their name so now I know how they sound like and agree with them being in the list.

Written by BitterCOld on 16.12.2009 at 20:21

No band twice? lol. check yer top six again.


He said that he was able to break his own rules But I agree... You can take out Halmstad which is a wonderful album but Lurker Of Chalice is totally worth it.
Lucas - 16.12.2009 at 20:31  
Written by BitterCOld on 16.12.2009 at 20:21

No band twice? lol. check yer top six again. there might be space for Lurker yet...


Yep. Also included Agents Of Oblivion and Earth.
Stigmatized - 16.12.2009 at 23:00  
Love seeing WSWS so high, since it's probably #1 for me. Surprisingly haven't heard several of these so I need to get on that.
Mr. Doctor - 16.12.2009 at 23:41  
Hahahhaha gotta love the "overlooked list"
Doc Godin - 17.12.2009 at 00:52  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.12.2009 at 19:32

I always knew you were too much of a retard to count to 100

I couldn't have thought of a better opening post. Mr.Doctor, you fucking rule.
Warman - 17.12.2009 at 01:16  
Great list and I could guess about 40 % of the albums before I saw it.
Mr. Doctor - 17.12.2009 at 17:46  
Hey!
I want to know why you didn't thought about this bands:

* Funeral Mist
* A Forest Of Stars
* Ondskapt
* Behemoth
* Lifelover
* Pensées Nocturnes
* Skepticism
* Shape Of Despair

Of course those don't need to be in the 20 best cds of the decade... But they easily deserve some praise in the list of top 100! Overlooked list!!!
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.12.2009 at 18:11  
Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.12.2009 at 17:46

Hey!
I want to know why you didn't thought about this bands:

* Funeral Mist
* A Forest Of Stars
* Ondskapt
* Behemoth
* Lifelover
* Pensées Nocturnes
* Skepticism
* Shape Of Despair

Of course those don't need to be in the 20 best cds of the decade... But they easily deserve some praise in the list of top 100! Overlooked list!!!


Lifelover and Pensées Nocturnes sure as hell don't.
Mr. Doctor - 17.12.2009 at 18:49  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.12.2009 at 18:11

Lifelover and Pensées Nocturnes sure as hell don't.


I quite understand your opinion about Pensées Nocturnes. I remember your opinion in the review... Even though I disagree with your opinion I understand that it's not the very best.

And well... You hate Lifelover, so I'm not gonna take your opinion very seriously
Lucas - 17.12.2009 at 20:47  
Written by Doc Godin on 17.12.2009 at 00:52

Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.12.2009 at 19:32

I always knew you were too much of a retard to count to 100

I couldn't have thought of a better opening post. Mr.Doctor, you fucking rule.


I laughed pretty hard too when I first saw it.

Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.12.2009 at 17:46

Hey!
I want to know why you didn't thought about this bands:

* Funeral Mist
* A Forest Of Stars
* Ondskapt
* Behemoth
* Lifelover
* Pensées Nocturnes
* Skepticism
* Shape Of Despair

Of course those don't need to be in the 20 best cds of the decade... But they easily deserve some praise in the list of top 100! Overlooked list!!!


Funeral Mist is good, but not good enough to belong on a best-of list imo. A Forest Of Stars is amazing but I really need to be 'in the mood' for their stuff and I rarely am. Ondskapt = Funeral Mist reason. Behemoth's best album is Sventevith imo, although I hold Thelema.6 very close. It's not 'best of' imo though, simply very personal.

Lifelover... I don't know, it's all good, but for some reason I don't really want to see them on this list. Pensées Nocturnes is good but not good enough. Skepticism's best album is Stormcrowfleet. Could've nominated Alloy but it feels wrong because of Stormcrowfleet.

That's basically it.
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.12.2009 at 20:56  
Written by Lucas on 17.12.2009 at 20:47

Skepticism's best album is Stormcrowfleet. Could've nominated Alloy but it feels wrong because of Stormcrowfleet.


You could also have nominated Farmakon which imo is better than Alloy and comes very close to Stormcrowfleet (still their best though)
Lucas - 17.12.2009 at 21:01  
Yeah I know but I don't really listen to it enough to nominate it for such a list.
Mr. Doctor - 17.12.2009 at 21:12  
Written by Doc Godin on 17.12.2009 at 00:52

I couldn't have thought of a better opening post. Mr.Doctor, you fucking rule.


Written by Lucas on 17.12.2009 at 20:47

I laughed pretty hard too when I first saw it.


Funny because it's true, uh? Thanks for the compliment, always glad to make other's blogs a bit more amusing.
___

I understand your reasons... I think I just wrote that list because deep inside I also want to make a list of the best cds of the decade but I feel way too intimated for doing that and a review* is already a big deal for me so a top-list, no thank you

*I already have some lines in my head for the Eyehategod review...
Doc Godin - 19.12.2009 at 05:34  
Wow...on second glance I realize I've only heard 3 of those, I suck.

(Not including Oranssi Pazuzu, which I heard for the first time a few days ago.)
Darkside Momo - 19.12.2009 at 20:36  
Written by Doc Godin on 19.12.2009 at 05:34

Wow...on second glance I realize I've only heard 3 of those, I suck.

Thank you for saying it yourself


But fact is, I'm not really better than you
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.12.2009 at 21:24  
Only three? My god, you guys ARE mainstream.

At least I heard 18 of the 20 But he does overrate quite a few though: the Shining one... IV The Eerie Cold is just way better. But that isn't as bad as mentioning The Ruins Of Beverast and Oranssi Pazuzu in the top 20 of the decade.
Darkside Momo - 19.12.2009 at 21:41  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.12.2009 at 21:24

Only three? My god, you guys ARE mainstream.

Yeah, mainstream is my motto!
Written by Lucas on 16.12.2009 at 19:27

[b]01. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
11. Darkspace - III
13. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

are the ones I listened.I still plan to chech Oransi Pazuzu though. But, seeing how much I love balck metal, and how I was bored to tears by the previous Earth release, I didn't feel any imperious need to check these ones.
Maybe I should, and probably I will... for some.
Marcel Hubregtse - 19.12.2009 at 21:43  
Written by Darkside Momo on 19.12.2009 at 21:41

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.12.2009 at 21:24

Only three? My god, you guys ARE mainstream.

Yeah, mainstream is my motto!
Written by Lucas on 16.12.2009 at 19:27

[b]01. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
11. Darkspace - III
13. Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

are the ones I listened.I still plan to chech Oransi Pazuzu though. But, seeing how much I love balck metal, and how I was bored to tears by the previous Earth release, I didn't feel any imperious need to check these ones.
Maybe I should, and probably I will... for some.


You found Earth's HEX album boring? You must have gone mad, my, mad professor
Darkside Momo - 20.12.2009 at 02:04  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.12.2009 at 21:43

You found Earth's HEX album boring? You must have gone mad, my, mad professor

Maybe... then again nothing happens in this album... Probably because I can't understand drone anyway!
Doc Godin - 20.12.2009 at 02:27  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.12.2009 at 21:24

Only three? My god, you guys ARE mainstream.

I'm North American...that's my excuse. Besides, I know a lot of underground Canadian stuff pretty well, European is a bit harder to get into seeing as most of our CD stores here suck ass, and I don't have money to go to online distros at the moment.

EDIT: I also do have a few underground releases in my list...
GT - 29.12.2009 at 18:14  
Written by Darkside Momo on 19.12.2009 at 21:41

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.12.2009 at 21:24

Only three? My god, you guys ARE mainstream.

Yeah, mainstream is my motto!

If that's mainstream I must be Britney Spears since I haven't heard a single one
spirit_inblack - 01.01.2010 at 09:16  
Written by Lucas on 17.12.2009 at 20:47

Written by Doc Godin on 17.12.2009 at 00:52

Written by Mr. Doctor on 16.12.2009 at 19:32

I always knew you were too much of a retard to count to 100

I couldn't have thought of a better opening post. Mr.Doctor, you fucking rule.


I laughed pretty hard too when I first saw it.

Written by Mr. Doctor on 17.12.2009 at 17:46

Hey!
I want to know why you didn't thought about this bands:

* Funeral Mist
* A Forest Of Stars
* Ondskapt
* Behemoth
* Lifelover
* Pensées Nocturnes
* Skepticism
* Shape Of Despair

Of course those don't need to be in the 20 best cds of the decade... But they easily deserve some praise in the list of top 100! Overlooked list!!!


Funeral Mist is good, but not good enough to belong on a best-of list imo. A Forest Of Stars is amazing but I really need to be 'in the mood' for their stuff and I rarely am. Ondskapt = Funeral Mist reason. Behemoth's best album is Sventevith imo, although I hold Thelema.6 very close. It's not 'best of' imo though, simply very personal.

Lifelover... I don't know, it's all good, but for some reason I don't really want to see them on this list. Pensées Nocturnes is good but not good enough. Skepticism's best album is Stormcrowfleet. Could've nominated Alloy but it feels wrong because of Stormcrowfleet.

That's basically it.


Yeah. I understand about Lifelover. They're good, they're music just seems to "get old" after a while so-to-speak. I can go a week where I listen to their albums a lot and then I won't for many months.

Good list btw, as I've heard most and quite agree.
Ilham - 28.01.2010 at 16:54  
Written by Warman on 17.12.2009 at 01:16

Great list and I could guess about 40 % of the albums before I saw it.


40%? Come on. Lucas is not that unpredictable!
I could even guess the order

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