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iTokoloshe's 25 Of 2007

The 25 metal albums that made the world go round in 2007. These are in no particular order.

Great use of guest artists on this album to complement Jeff Waters god-like guitar work
2Arch Enemy
Rise of the Tyrant

Melodic, brutal, powerful and Angela Gossow
3As I Lay Dying
An Ocean Between Us

More consistent that their previous albums, but does suffer from excessive use of auto-tune on the clean vocals
4Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold

A sound that is so unique that it can't be labelled. Well structured songs with no rules
Red Album

Intricate, colourful and powerful...but that's just the artwork. The music matches the artwork and add a fist to the nose
The Hinderers

Technical brutality
The Last Kind Words

More groove, more speed, more moshing
8Dimmu Borgir
In Sorte Diaboli

Music with layers of awesomeness. This is the most complete Dimmu album with contributions from all members which are
Down III: Over the Under

Phil Anselmo is still angry on another swamp metal classic. Only criticism is that the album could have benn 15 minutes shorter
10Every Time I Die
The Big Dirty

Faster than a cheetah, more brutal than a grizzly bear and as funny as a platypus
The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit A

Gary Holt and the guys thrash it up like only Exodus can. Rob Dukes is growing into a good frontman and his over the top
aggression works well
12 Feedback

Debut album from a little known South African band. Part Bush, part Breaking Benjamin and all round great stuff
Venus Doom

As the title implies, a doomier sound compared to their previous efforts. Their heaviest album yet, but the music plays second
fiddle to the magnificent vocal performance of Ville Valo
14In This Moment
Beautiful Tragedy

Raw and energetic. Don't be fooled by any preconceptions, this is a great metal album. Maria Brink's vocals are a highlight
15Machine Head
The Blackening

Robb Flynn and the team destroy on this album. If you are able to listen to Beautiful Mourning without breaking out into a
mosh, then there is something very wrong with you. One of the all time classic albums
Kill the Fox to Foil the Plan

I stumbled across this gem of an album by chance. Very raw but with brutal breakdowns and fantastic energy
17Nine Inch Nails
Year Zero

Great follow-up to With Teeth. Trent Reznor continues to evolve his sound and hits another high point on Year Zero
18 Obituary
Xecutioner's Return

A return indeed, great death metal from the Floridian legends
19Parkway Drive

Quickly building a reputation as one of the best users of the breakdown. They make it feel natural and huge. I can't help but
smile and rock out when i listen to them
Gain to Nothing

Like being punched in the face by Wolverine, claws and all. Unrelenting and thunderous
Road to Bloodshed

Great metal made really well. Vocals are diverse and powerful
22Still Remains
The Serpent

A bit mellower than Of Love and Lunacy, but where the aggression has softened the hooks have tightened

More riffs, more electronics, more groove, more anger, more Chimaira
24The Black Dahlia Murder

Doing what they do best, clubbing baby seals and having fun doing it
25The Dillinger Escape Plan
Ire Works

A more focussed and coherent effort from Greg Pusciato and his loony lads. Not that they needed more focus or coherence. It
is still a cluster**** of awesome music
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