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Ned Stark's picks for this year. Work In Progress.

Created by: qlacs | 30.09.2011

1. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
Holy sh!t! :D
2. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Agony
Well, if you'd ask what's the most unique yet killer album, this is the answer.
3. Vektor - Outer Isolation
Seriously kickass prog-tech thrash metal, like a late 80's culmination of Voivod and Kreator.
4. Illogicist - The Unconsciousness of Living
Oh, hard to place this. Standout album.
5. Blotted Science - The Animation of Entomology
A record no need to be commented.
6. Ana Kefr - The Burial Tree (II)
Closest album to intangible avantgarde death metal perfection.
7. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
Melodical perfectionism. Great for relaxing.
8. Unexpect - Fables Of The Sleepless Empire
Prepare to get excited while dancing to something that is not of this world.
9. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
Gloomy version of Omnium Gatherum, but sometimes lacks consistency.
10. Paddy And The Rats - Hymns For Bastards
Another round of the best irish drinking music!
11. Symphony X - Iconoclast
They became a bit too standard for this record, but still showing some greatness.
12. Leviathan [GER] - Beyond The Gates Of Imagination Pt. I
Bought the cd, quite excellent, I must say!
13. Obscura - Omnivium
Tech death from the better kind. You'll get 10 times what you pay for, though for me some songs just don't kick that much.
14. Iced Earth - Dystopia
They've got a new serie of balls!
15. Talanas - The Waspkeeper
Well, I have to say one of the biggest records of the year.
16. Gorod - Transcendence
The title track is monumental, but I don't want to say about the other 4 tracks...
17. Animals As Leaders - Weightless
Intermittent cutting effect is annoying me, but still great.
18. Beyond Creation - The Aura
Again, tech death from the better (canadian) kind.
19. Suidakra - Book Of Dowth
Never running empty of celtic ink.
20. Enthring - The Grim Tales of the Elder
A very promising band on the path of the old Ensiferum/Equilibrium.
21. Leprous - Bilateral
Various feelings towards Bilateral. Some songs are disappointing, and the vocals are a bit too sophisticated for me.
22. Xerath - II
Groove roots transplanted into next generation sound with symphonies. Sounds awesome, isn't it? ;)
23. Euphoreon - Euphoreon
Exciting stuff, but a bit too much and bland mix of symphonies.
24. Aenaon - Cendres Et Sang
Good album between the boundaries of the genre.
25. Tesseract - One
Overhyped, but still good. Has the potential to become big (although with the new vocalist ugh...)
26. Protest The Hero - Scurrilous
Some of the best musical ideas I've ever heard, but could use a bit of more inspiration and variation.
27. In Flames - Sounds of a Playground Fading
Best IF record in the last ten years. No kidding.
28. Sylosis - Edge of the Earth
It lacks a bit of variations in my opinion, and too long for my taste but a great melodeath album anyway.
29. Brymir - Breathe Fire To The Sun
A bit too much Ensiferum copying. Great stuff to listen to though, but won't become a classic this way.
30. Vildhjarta - Måsstaden
Sometimes turns into a great mass of indistinctive chaos. Also, I miss some great tunes that has been promised earlier...
31. Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge
Sounds like a bit castrated.
32. Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
Simple and straightforward.
33. Aliases - Safer Than Reality
Cool start, post-Sikth feelings but overall it's far from that.
34. The Flight Of Sleipnir - Essence of Nine
35. Redemption - This Mortal Coil
36. Tersivel - For One Pagan Brotherhood
37. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
Failed to get better, but at least delivered the same goods.
38. Alestorm - Back Through Time
Alestorm finally showed something! But still remained within their own boundaries.
39. Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
Although I've lost my faith in DT a long time ago, this album really lacks the definite and essencial creativity marks.
40. Megadeth - Th1rt3en
There are some really standout tracks (Never Dead, Sudden Death...), but overall it's weaker than Endgame.
41. Cloudkicker - Loop
Seriously? It's like he took some great background guitar tracks and put it out as an album.

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Carl Berg - 08.11.2011 at 20:23  
I thumb'd that up just for the image Also, good list
qlacs - 09.11.2011 at 16:41  
Written by Carl Berg on 08.11.2011 at 20:23

I thumb'd that up just for the image Also, good list

Thanks dude

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