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|The Best Albums Of 2008 You Haven't Heard Yet|
You must listen to these before you finalize your lists.
My favorite doom record of the year and definitely in my top 5 for 2008. I must say that this is the most well put-together progressive doom metal album I have ever heard. Clear Esoteric influence can be heard throughout the album along with elements of black metal. As if the quality of the instrumentation wasn't enough, the vocal performance is nothing short of godliness. Don't deny yourself the pleasure of listening to this crushing album.
The frontman of progressive rock behemoth Porcupine Tree shows off his solo talent once again with this amazing mindtrip of an album. A can't miss album that should be on everyone's lists.
From the frontman of another progressive metal giant, this time Riverside, comes Maruisz Duda's first solo effort. Combining elements of progressive rock, beautiful ambient samples, and world music, Duda creates some of the most diverse sonicscapes I've heard in some time. Another album that must be heard.
I formally challenge anyone and everyone to find a better progressive/technical death metal album released this year. Somehow, the superbly talented band that is Hieronymus Bosch has managed to fly under the radar for their entire career. It's about fucking time they get some well deserved attention.
This Bleak Descent
I have listened to this 70 minute album nine times within the past three days. This is my second most favorite doom album of the year. I can definitely see rasputin listening to this one.
Autoscopia/Murder in Phazes
Some of the most amazingly depressing, doom-tinged post metal I can remember. Very moody, crisp, and well-produced. For fans of Rosetta, Neurosis, and Minsk.
Amazing dark ambient music inspired by astronomy. This album will bring you across the universe and back. This has surpassed Darkspace III as my favorite ambient album of the year which is truly, for lack of a better word, an astronomical feat.
Route Code Selector
My favorite melodic death metal album of the year aside from Twilight of the Thundergod. Think a better, more talented and more melodic version of Soilwork.
At the Borders of Arcadia
What a superbly crafted album. With a combination of sludge and hardcore, Celestine has managed to create one of the most unique post metal albums of the year. A must listen for all post metal fans.
Journey Through Lands Unknown
Awesome progressive funeral doom metal reminiscent of Esoteric and Skepticism. This is something rasputin would probably recommend.
The best post rock I've heard this year. Certainly better than the new Mogwai and God Is An Astronaut. Reminds me a lot of Copia.
Harvest Of Seasons
Canadian folk/black metal with bits of dark ambient scattered throughout the album. Epic.
Extremely trippy, post rock - influenced progressive / doom metal. Hints of Tool, Neurosis, Anathema, GYBE!, Mogwai, Katatonia, and Opeth can be easily heard in this wonderfully dynamic album.
Blackened melodic death/thrash metal that draws some close comparisons with The Absence but with a little more emphasis on the technical aspects. Good stuff, very headbangable.
|15||The Out Circuit|
Pierce The Empire With A Sound
Why Sputnik isn't going crazy over this is beyond me. What a solid experimental rock gem from Nathan Burke with appearances by Kensrue and Teppei. Everyone that considers themselves fans of Thrice owe it to themselves to check this out.
|I didnt know 11 had a new album. I loved Eingya. Thanks|
|I poured my heart and soul into assembling this list and adding everything to the db. This is the best of everything unknown I have heard in the past two months or so. This list has been in the works for quite some time. So, I strongly urge you all to check these out. And everything here is no lower than a 4 for me so it's all quality.|
|15 is awesome|
|yay another Zoo list. wtf, I didn't know Hieronymus Bosch had a new album, will definitely acquire that.|
kinda interested in 6, 8, 9, 10
what else should i get?
|@ redsky: Check out 15 too.|
@ Dblitz: Solid choices. I would also suggest giving 1 and 5 a shot as well. And the new HB is fucking insane.
|Fantastic list Zoo, I'll checking out some of these. I keep on hearing things about the new Pantheist album but I just never bothered to download it, I will do now though.|
|Just got 2, 4, 11, 13, 14, 15 and will check them out ASAP.|
|hahaha, a death metal band called Hieronymus Bosch, lmao|
|i'll be listening to these over the next few days. thanks for taking the time to make this list.|
|whos the girl in your pic|
|2 is amazing.|
|Feels good man. I'll myspace most of these.|
|Ha ha, I got mixed up with Lunarsea and Lahmia. Twin melo death bands from Italy. I accidentally put Lunarsea's picture for Lahmia. Both carry the same stupid pose but I'm pretty confident that Lahmia slays Lunarsea.|
|I am so sad that I can't find 3 anywhere :(|
List made me want to blow my brains out.All of these sound so tempting
..and here I was thinking that I'd lay off downloads for a while...
|missing Banner Pilot - Resignation Day|
|wow Helios is the only thing ive heard from this list. its not the best post-rock though since pg.lost, Lights Out Asia, and sgt. came out with albums this year. Helios' previous albums are better too. ill def look into these other bands when my laptop stops being a bitch|
|wait nevermind, ive also heard 6. that album is awesome too. |
|Wow I need to check some of these out, namely 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, and perhaps 14.|
|the out circuit album is soo good.|
|It's true, I haven't heard any of these. But I will!|
|@ Rasputin: thanks dude. 1, 5, and 10 are definitely in your scope of interest.|
@ forever: It was my pleasure.
@ Satana: Salma Hayek.
@ Balls: I don't know man. But you should still give them a listen. And I can't find Lahmia anywhere to compare the two.
@ Payne: I had to order the album right from the site.
@ Cesar21: Well, yes, it is. But I'm not overly interested in punk. Thanks anyway though. You should look into 15 though.
|got 4 and it was decent, didn't really grab my attention apart from a couple of tracks in the middle.|
want 11, 12, 14, and 6
|zoo 4 prez! lol, now I have to check these albums out...how am I ever going to study for my finals with this|
|Didn't know HB had a new one, thank goodness for this list. I'm gonna listen to it in a few.|
|I didn't know Hieronymus Bosch were even still around|
|Nightly Gale is a good choice bro. They are my fav doom metal band. Their demos and 2 previous albums are perfect too|