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|Very Best Of Rock/metal Of 07|
Heres what I think are the top 20 albums of this year.
|1||Between the Buried and Me|
We all knew that BTBAM could mix it up with prog rock, Metalcore and Death metal. This album does that plus adds 10 more genres of music, just to prove they are better than everyone else. Best Song: "Ants Of The Sky"
The Novella Reservoir
Probably my favorite Death/Doom album of all time, hits the perfect spot of heavy and soft songs. Best Song: "Drown the Inland Mere"
|3||The Black Dahlia Murder|
Amazingly impressive album that really grew on me after time. His vocals are incredable on this cd, and your normal awesome TBDM solos and riffs. Best Song: "Noctunal"
|4||The Red Chord|
Prey For Eyes
Another awesome album by the Death/Grind act, this time little more melodic. Best Song: "Send The Death Storm"
Fear Of A Blank Planet
The best Prog Rock band again delievers with another amazing album, this includeing a crazy 17 minute song. Best Song: "Way Out Of Here"
|6||As I Lay Dying|
An Ocean Between Us
The most impressive album of the year, As I lay Dying went from a decent band with a great drummer to a great album. Best Song: "The Sound of Truth"
Rise Of The Tyrant
Finally these guys get back to their glory days of Wages of Sin. The brutal vocals and the catchy riffs make one incredable cd. Best Song: "The Last Enemy"
Sea of the Dying Dhow
The best debut cd of the year, excellent sound of progressive Metalcore. best Song: "The Conference of the Birds"
The Alchemy Index: Vols. I and II...
After a below average attempt last cd, this album more than makes up for it. It was make shocker of 2007, didn't expect this kind of work from these guys. Best Song: "The Whaler"
Shadows Of The Sun
Awesome follow up to Blood Inside, a lot more mellow, and not as spooky. best Song: "All The Love"
|11||Fair To Midland|
Fables From a Mayfly
This is awesome Progressive Alternative Rock, the vocals are different, with some interesting lyrics, and creative song writeing. Best Song: "Tall Tales Taste Like Sour Grapes"
|12||Devil Sold His Soul|
A Fragile Hope
Never heard of this band till this album came out, and it got more and more addicting the more I listened to it. Best Song: "As The Storm Unfolds"
|13||Job For A Cowboy|
I know a lot of people will disagree but I found this to be the catchiest Death Metal ever, the grove riffs are just awesome. I also was impressed they didn't fall into the hardcore scene, they went against it. Best Song: "Embedded"
Dark Passion Play
The new vocals were a slight improvement, but what made this a great cd was the orchestra and the song writeing. Every song was so different, and very impressive. Best Song: "The Islander"
Nothing Less, Nothing More
This band is rather unknown, they mix clips from movies and play a death/grind style that is addicting. Best Song: "Skip The Break Up Get To The Make Up"
|16||Becoming The Archetype|
The Physics Of Fire
This band has been on the border with me on likeing them, but this cd put them over that fence. The guitars got a lot more melodic, which is always a plus. Best Song: Epoch of War (The Physics of Fire - Part III)
|17||The Pax Cecilia|
Blessed Are the Bonds
Another Debut album(I think) that was very impressive. I just randomly stumbled on them in these Reviews and was quite impressed. Best Song: "The Tomb Song"
Awesome Grindcore album, with a little more melodic feel to it, and thrash influcense. Definitly one of my favorite albums by this Grindcore Act. Best Song: "Alexandria"
|19||A Plea For Purging|
A Critique of Mind and Thought
A band probably no one knows, This Metalcore act has very impressive guitars in which I would never get enough of. Best Song: "Death Has Been Swallowed Up In Victory"
This album was not something I was totally looking into, but then someone recommended it to me and loved it. Best Song: "The Enemy"
|I just heard BTBAM for the first time a few days back. They're really good. Of course, 5, 10, and 11 are awesome... did I reccomend you 20? I was telling someone about it.|
|Probably, I can't remember it was a month or so back.|
|5, 6, 7, 9, 14 are great|
18 sucks :(
|You forgot The new High on fire, that album is the shiznit !|
|13 and 18 suck, but good list besides those. you should check out Lent0 and Latitudes|
|Amorphis,Moonsorrow,Wolves In The Throne Room,Sigh, Dark Tranquillity's Fiction pwns this list, and Blood Red Throne. Props on 9 and 11 and 16, guess 17 isn't coming in the mail. 1,2,3,4,,13,14,15 not so sure about.|
|Some good stuff.|
|ok I changed 18 to Pig Destroyers, just got it a week ago, and its sweet.|
|Nice list. AILD surprised me with their newest album. |