Yazz_Flute
Thomas Michael Morris
User

Reviews 36
Approval 86%

Soundoffs 102
News Articles 13
Band Edits + Tags 22
Album Edits 45

Album Ratings 2236
Objectivity 71%

Last Active 12-19-12 11:05 pm
Joined 02-03-07

Forum Posts 27
Review Comments 18,770

 Lists
04.02.14 Best Sonata Arctica Tracks02.03.14 Gza - Liquid Swords Ranked
01.03.14 Yazz_40 2013 11.22.13 Top 20 Protest The Zero Songs
05.02.13 Top 20 Streetlight Manifesto Songs01.15.13 Afterman Ranked
01.03.13 Yazz_40 201211.29.12 Top 33 Deftones Songs
10.09.12 Top 20 Enslaved Songs09.19.12 The Faceless - Best Songs N Shit
09.14.12 Epicloud Ranked07.20.12 The Glow Pt. 2 Ranked Pt. 2
07.09.12 System Of A Down - Top 3006.25.12 2012 Slacking
06.23.12 Last.fm Narcissism06.14.12 Gaza - I Don't Care Where I Go When I D
06.03.12 Faith No More - Top 2005.28.12 Animal Collective - Feels Ranked
More »

3 More Months To Go - Top 20 Of 2008

Like I've been doing, these are my top 20 albums as of October 1st. It is in order for the most part, but it gets really hairy from 8-11, and then 12-15, and 16 to about 23 so this will be fluctuating a lot in these last 3 months. I've heard just about 50 albums from this year so far, and there's still much more I need to look into (including some non metal stuff).
1Equilibrium
Sagas


So yeah, all the greatness of viking and wanking rolled into one flawless, if not a bit long album. Still has not grown off me 20 listens later.
2Demians
Building an Empire


I seem to be the only one who really loves this album here, but although I will admit it drags in a few spots (notably in Sand) the emotion conveyed is incredibly powerful. Every nuance of the music meshes together flawlessly, and the climax section in the middle of "Sand" is possibly my favorite musical moment of 2008.
3Mirrorthrone
Gangrene


Haven't listened to this in a few months actually...should get back to that, but I remember every song well. I often read the lyrics while listening to this album as well, it makes the experience all the better when you can hear the fantastic "stories" Vladimir weaves together.
4Burst
Lazarus Bird


My opinion of this could change, but i've given lis 6 listens in less than 2 weeks and so far it's only gotten better each time. I discover something new with every listen, and can never decide on a favorite track.
5Scar Symmetry
Holographic Universe


Shame Alvestam left, one of my favorite vocalists in metal...and this album features him at his greatest. The title track and the second Ghost Prototype track are among my favorite songs of 08.
6Protest the Hero
Fortress


I listened to this recently after putting it off for a bit (I rediculously overplayed it at first...about 25 listens it the first month) and realized I still really, really love this. I do prefer Kezia, however.
7In Mourning
Shrouded Divine


Has grown off me a bit, but this is prog/melo death done correctly.
8Iskald
Revelations of Reckoning Day


I started a review for this, but can't guarentee when i'll have it out. That aside this is a fantastic melodic black metal album. Brings old Enslaved to mind, only crisper, and faster...and better.
9The Mars Volta
The Bedlam in Goliath


Gets a bit long in some spots but overall a fantastic album, especially the "title" track.
10Amon Amarth
Twilight of the Thunder God


Vikings. Are. Motherfucking. Epic.
11Cynic
Traced in Air


This has been fluctuating from around 8-11ish. I really love the whole sound of this album, but it's way too short imo, and often ends right when I start really getting into it. The Space For this is my favorite, and that solo in The Unknown Guest gets me every time.
12Textures
Silhouettes


Also has been going up and down my placings a lot. Sometimes I think it's a bit oring, other times I'm immersed all the way through. Old Days Born Anew, The Sun's Architect, an To Erase A Lifetime are fantastic proggy trhasy death shit that keep my headbanging, while the clean vocals in Awake give me chills.
13Arghoslent
Hornets of the Pogrom


Again like the previous two albums, this has been going up and down my placings, a lot, especially of late. I've been enjoying this more recently, so it could get a little higher. Every track (except Dog and Broom and maybe In Coffles They Were Led) are worthy of being my favorite track...too hard to choose, but for now I think it may be Swill of the Knaves...
14Arsis
We Are the Nightmare


Don't like this as much as I used too but the sheer technical aspects of the music still blow me away, even if it feels a bit overdone (especially in the percussion section) at times. Shattering the Spell is still one of my favorite tracks from this year.
15Gates of Winter
Lux Aeterna


Has grown off me immensely as of late, but I can still respect that it's epic as fuck. Winter Flight rules.
16Avantasia
The Scarecrow


I really dislike the ballads, but the rest of the album is so cheesy its amazing. All of the non ballad tracks put me in a cheery mood no matter what. My favoirte track right now is Another Angel Down.
17Have a Nice Life
Deathconsciousness


Album really is too long, but when this album has it, it has it really, really good.
18Opeth
Watershed
19Meshuggah
ObZen
20Enslaved
Vertebrae
Show/Add Comments (11)

FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy