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Surprises + Disappointments Of 2008 So Far

Self explanatory, list is divided in half.
1Coldplay
Viva La Vida


I knew it'd probably be better than X & Y, but didn't think it would be so good and trump everything they've done so far.
2Metallica
Death Magnetic


I didn't even expect much from this, but they made an album fairly comparable to early efforts (including quality).
3Children of Bodom
Blooddrunk


Not good, but not really that bad either. If nothing else, it made me think I'll love their early albums.
4Anberlin
New Surrender


Only a surprise because I thought the producer and unusually brief time between their last album would make it underwhelming. Quite the opposite.
5All That Remains
Overcome


Former Trivium producer Jason Suecof makes Phil's vocals weak and emotionless while helping them make a bunch of b-side material.
6Amon Amarth
Twilight of the Thunder God


Boring and completely forgettable. Despite all the hype and being a fairly big fan of melodeath, I'll stick to Dark Tranquillity instead.
7 Heaven Shall Burn
Iconoclast (Part 1:The Final Resistance)


"Endzeit" had me expecting a much better album, but besides that and "Black Tears" the album wasn't very interesting.
8Inhale Exhale
I Swear...


For some reason I thought they'd make a significantly better album.
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