|Two Year Anniversary Fuck Omg|
Today is my two year anniversary for being a member of
sputnikmusic.com. While the my
first year here mostly found me getting into more extreme
and...better metal, a good
amount of this second year was helping me branch out of
metal. I looked through my itunes
and picked out my 40 favorite new bands and favorite album
of theirs that I got into from
February 3rd 2008-February 3rd 3009. Granted about half of
these are still metal, but I
picked my favorites and metal still is my favorite genre.
From Your Grave
I got Riders of the Plague over the summer and thought it got a bit boring as it progressed. However, I
picked this up a few weeks ago cuz I was in the mood for some good melodic death metal and fell in
with it. Much easier, and imo better listen that Riders of the Plague, even though I believe that "The
Murder" is their best song. Since I got this i've began to appreciate and like Riders more too.
Hornets of the Pogrom
Downloaded this sometime over the summer cuz of the high praise it received on the site. With
listens, it became one of my favorite death metal albums of 2008.
|3||At the Drive-In|
Relationship of Command
One of the first post-hardcore bands I got into (barring Thrice). This quickly went into my top 50
all time and while it didn't totally open my eyes to this fantastic genre like Thrice did, they helped me
into some other bands on this list like Glassjaw and even The Mars Volta.
The Frail Tide
I remember finding this on northernwarriors and remembering Crimson giving this a very positive
Needless to say I checked it out and it became one of my favorite albums of all time. It has worn off a
since then but is still a brilliant album. Can't wait for their newest.
|5||Circle Takes the Square|
As the Roots Undo
When I first heard this album, it was the most strange and intriguing album I had ever heard compared
what I usually listened to. The vocals initially put me off but now it has become one of my favorites.
None So Vile
RUH RUH RUHHHHHHHH
First hip-hop album I actually bought. It has totally changed the way I thought about the genre.
Building an Empire
Probably my top album of 2008 tbh, I think i've grown to enjoy it more than Sagas by now. More people
should here this I'm like the only one obsessing over this album on sputnik.
Soooo good see my deion under my 5 star album list from a few weeks ago.
|11||Explosions in the Sky|
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Only just recently got into these guys. Beautiful album.
|12||Fair to Midland|
Fables From a Mayfly
Also got into these guys just this year. Love this.
|13||Faith No More|
Mike Patton is a fucking genius.
|14||Garden of Shadows|
Another Crimson review.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
|16||Have a Nice Life|
One of the most beautiful, depressing albums I've ever heard. Helped me get into shoegazey/post-rock
whatever this is shit.
The Satellite Years
Grows on me with every listen. Awesome band I need more of their albums.
One of my favorite death metal acts.
These guys are just so good. Was looking forward to Epilogue but Descent fucked that up. Need them
put another album out 10 songs from them isn't enough.
One of the first albums I got into during the past year. Still hasn't worn off of me despite the 30+ full
The Latter Rain
Looking forward to Mantra these guys kick ass.
Fascinating post-metal right here.
In the Library of Horrific Events
One of the best metalcore albums i've heard.
Choirs of the Eye
Awakening the World
Better than their other one. Awesome power metal.
|26||The Mars Volta|
De-loused in the Comatorium
I actually checked these guys out after ATDI. This and Frances the Mute are near-perfect albums, but I
prefer this slightly cuz it's easier to stomach.
|27||Maudlin of the Well|
Revolutionized pretty much my whole perception of music. Best band I got into this year. Also see 10.
Ironically this is my favorite Meshuggah album ad the one I find drags the least...idk but I love it.
|30||The Ocean Collective|
A lengthy listen but definitely worth it. I need more of their stuff.
|31||Pain of Salvation|
The Perfect Element Part One
I thought I got into these guys earlier, but apparently not. One of my favorite bands ever right now
with Opeth and Dream Theater.
It's Not Me, It's You!
Probably my favorite post-rock album atm.
The Shape of Punk to Come
Shame Alvestam left, he's one of my favorite death metal vocalists, and I love his cleans too.
Death of a Dead Day
Technical, spastic, inane metal. This is the shit.
Can't wait for Esoteric. These guys are better than Norther, Kalmah, even CoB and every other band
they've been compared to.
First band I got into in the past year. Album makes me ejaculate for joy.
Suspended Animation Dreams
Downloaded this promptly after seeing it on balls' list recently. It gets better with every listen. Everyone
should check this out, it's unlike anything else i've ever heard.
|40||A Wilhelm Scream|
Everything these guys do is gold. Have Mute Print coming in the mail.