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|Metals Best Of 2007!|
Holy fuck was this list hard to make this year. There were so many great albums that I will give honorable mentions to the following bands before I countdown from 1-10 of my favourites from this year. Honorable mentions include: Dimmu Borgir, Machine Head, Marduk, Ministry, The Red Chord, and Sigh.
Given to the Rising
The most powerful album this year that simply destroyed any other metal release. The combination of old and new trait sounds from this legendary band are combined into one dark piece of metal. Salute!
This was one of the late albums I purchased this year and therefore almost got overlooked. Sprawling, epic songs that create images of Viking battles on land or at sea. Two songs that are 26 minutes each make this a very enthralling listen.
If you do not have this on your list for 2007, I feel sorry for you. Easily the best album to come out of the Gothenburg scene since their last album Character.
Fear of a Blank Planet
Technically, this isn't metal. This is the best metal influenced, progressive rock album to come out this year though. Combine great musicianship with a immense concept on social issues and this makes for a very fascinating listen
The Ritual Fires of Abandonment
One of the most overlooked releases this year, people will be very surprised upon first listen to these tribal, sludgy metal geniuses. Highly, highly recommended if you enjoyed Neurosis newest offering.
These guys appeared out of nowhere and have secured a place on my top 10 for this year. Psychedelic metal jams mixed with the thunderous roar of Mastodon; how can you go wrong?
A fun listen if you are into the whole Viking metal scene. Intricate melodies are mixed over galloping rhythm sections and topped off with lyrics as corny as the whole Viking metal scene itself. Still, what a fun listen!
|8||Between the Buried and Me|
First off, I hated BTBAM's previous albums that were a mess with stupid breakdowns and really irregular melodies that simply didn't work together. Nothing has really changed on this album except for the fact that they made all of these oddball influences come together into one cohesive album. These guys are on to something good now!
Riders of the Plague
Best thrash metal I've heard in a while. This album has all of the key thrash metal ingredients and does it with some originality.
The Last Kind Words
Most improved band and best straight up metal album of the year are reasons why this made my top 10. Huge leads and solos, great vocals and lyrics, and an amazing rhythm section only means good things for this band in the future.
|I disagree with 8 and 10 but that's it. Good list.|
|If #8 is the best thrash you've heard in awhile, then you really need Nocturnal Breed and ExMortus :|
|no darkest hour????!!!?!?|
|I agree with 4 and 9. I haven't heard the rest.|
|9 isn't really thrash, it's melo-death.|
Solid list though
|It's closer to melo-thrash, really. There's no ignoring the significant thrash influence.|
|I agree that 10 is most improved band, its an awesome album, Head On To Heartache is amazing|
|No Machine Head?|
The Blackening kicked ass
|I know it's (super) late hahaha, but yes to 3,4 and 8. I need to check out 1 and 2 soon.|
|Disagree with 8 and 10, wouldn't put 3 quite as high, but definetely a top 10.|
I'd say the three best were Sanctity, Arch Enemy, and Machine Head.
I did not hear everything from 2007 before I made this list so there is alot of stuff that I would change at this point in time. Besides, your picks are stuff I would have absolutely loved about 5 years ago, which indicates to me that your a noob. Have you even heard half of the stuff on this list?