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All full albums I heard at least 2-3 times from best to worst + special awards

Created by: cbn42 | 27.03.2014

1. Sabaton - Heroes
+straight and catchy, yet not cheesy -some stupid "cut off" song endings -too short //fav. songs: Night Witches, To Hell And Back, Hearts Of Iron
2. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
+great atmosphere and songwriting -"muddy" vocal mixing //fav. songs: Revelation, Ephemeral, Shadows Of The Dying Sun
3. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
+inspiring, powerful, well composed +maybe the best debut 2014 -instrumentals are the best songs //fav. songs: I Am The Abyss, Eternal Forest
4. Dio - Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life
[Various Artists] +(almost) all killer, no filler -bad song order -kinda incoherent //fav. songs: The Last In Line, Straight Through The Heart, This Is Your Life
5. Eluveitie - Origins
+constant song quality +coherent theme -sometimes overkill of instruments //fav. songs: King, Celtos, The Silver Sister
6. Equilibrium - Erdentempel
+varied and epic songwriting +a lot of different folk sounds -atmosphere less mystic, more "happy" -"muddy" vocal mixing //fav. songs: Apokalypse, Waldschrein, Aufbruch
7. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
+more oldschool sound -weak opener -Volbeat influence //fav. songs: Among The Living Dead, Parasite
8. Pentakill - Smite and Ignite
+big effort for a fictional video game band (LoL) +great choice of singers (Jørn Lande/ZP Theart ) -instrumentals don't fit to the rest //fav. songs: Deathfire Grasp, Thornmail
9. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
+constant song quality +orchestration and choirs -too long //fav. songs: The Essence Of Silence, Reverence - Living In The Heart, Omen - The Ghoulish Malady
10. Grailknights - Calling The Choir
+some cool riffs/melodies/ideas -weak opener, some filler -bad song order //fav. songs: Absence Of Gravity, Victorious
11. Devil You Know - The Beauty of Destruction
+solid debut/riffing/drumming -Howard Jones below his ability //fav. songs: Seven Years Alone, I Am The Nothing, As Bright As The Darkness
12. Sinbreed - Shadows
+very good guitar and drum work -vocals and lyrics are Power Metal cliche //fav. songs: Bleed, Leaving The Road
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14. //not yet rated: Apo-Reiter
15. ---Best Debut---
16. ---Best Unexpected Album---
17. ---Best Cover Song---
18. ---Best Music Video---
19. ---Biggest Letdown---

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