|As The Year Comes To A Close|
With December fast approaching, the year 2008 is almost over.
Off the top of my head, I
cannot think of any albums that I am looking forward to to be
released by the end of the
year. Thank you, sputnik, for introducing me to such much
music in my 20+ months on the
site. With your help, I have heard over 60 albums released in
2008. These are my top 20 for
the year. I think my top 6 have been decided, but 7-11 are
incredibly tight, and if I begin to
like 12 as much as I did at first throw that in to the top 10 as
Easily could have been guessed.
Building An Empire
Album never ceases to amaze me. Nearly as good as 1 imo, there's just a few parts that have been
stretched out a bit too long imo.
Imo, this is comparable with Crimson I and II...its that good.
So yeah Burst improved a lot this one, and Origo was already a fantastic album. The first 1:45 of
Nineteenhundred is genius.
|5|| ||Transcending Bizarre?|
The Serpent's Manifolds
Very unique album, can't get enough of it. The keys truly make this album as amazing as it is.
Perhaps a bit long, but this a great album to just sit back and listen to, specifically The Reptilian Brain.
The title track still remains as probably my favorite song all year.
So much better than I anticipated. I did not expect them to top Akeldama, but this pretty much blows it
out of the water. Album art is badass as well.
Blows Watershed out of the fucking water.
|10||Protest the Hero|
OUR GODDESS GAVE BIRTH TO YOUR GOD
Has worn off of me a bit. Should give this a few more listens, could be higher up in the list.
|12||Oceans of Sadness|
The Arrogance of Ignorance
I kinda overplayed this when I first got it, which is probably why it wore off me a bit, but its still really
|13||Have a Nice Life|
A bit long perhaps, but has some of the most beautiful music i've heard ever.
Revelations of Reckoning Day
Read my review, this album slays.
The Fathomless Mastery
Was not terribly fond of this at first, but it has grown on me with every listen since then.
Hornets of the Pogrom
This may go up a bit actually, I always go back and forth between liking this or Fathomless Mastery better.
Has some of the best songs I've heard all year (Awake and To Erase a Lifetime specifically) but there's
or two songs that don't amount to the rest of the album, which is why it isn't a little bit higher.
Also may go up a little bit. Probably the best Enslaved album.
The Old Road
I've listened to this a bunch of time recently, it's really good.
|20||Gates of Winter|