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|My Top 20 This Year|
Everyone else is doing it, so why not?
The Frail Tide
Yeah, that's right, an unsigned band has made the best album of the year. Almost incomparable in terms of atmosphere, amazing riffs, great vocals, every track is a joy to listen to.
This never ceases to blow me away, the choir is epic, the vocals are amazing, the actual song writing is fantastic, almost perfect.
Another fantastic album, only missing out on the top spot because of it being so demanding, this is still great music though.
DT have never made a bad album, they've never even made a good album, all of them are amazing and this is no different.
A fantastically maniacal record, so fun to listen to and I've never heard anything quite like it before.
|6||Oceans of Sadness|
Wonderfully different from anything else I've heard, you have to listen to this even if just out of curiosity.
Took everything from Eclipse and improved on it tenfold, great production, better vocals, better riffs, just a great album.
Release early in the year I still haven't grown tired of this gem, melodic black metal with excellent classical elements without being overly symphonic, good stuff.
|9|| ||The Project Hate|
In Hora Mortis Nostrę
Envoking imagery like I've never quite felt before, this album has stayed in my head thanks to the transitioning from brutality to beauty so brilliantly.
|10||Fear My Thoughts|
A versatile, catchy, furious and consistent album that really started to get me into melodic death metal.
A mixed album that despite the lackluster vocals, manages to impress me due to the brilliant instrumentation and strong strictures.
A really good album for chilling out to, progressive rock done well.
My first cd by them, and I love it. Catchy folk metal meets powerful death metal and makes a truly stunning ride from start to finish.
|14||Between the Buried and Me|
Although it is grossly overrated, this album is still very, very good, mixing a lot of progressive influences with powerful metalcore.
Rise of the Tyrant
I loved it at first, in fact, I had it as album of the year for a short while. But now, I have grown distant of it, were it not for how much I loved it at first it wouldn't be here.
Flies and Lies
Although a bit of a let down considering their previous album was jaw-dropping, this is still a great experience.
Simple melodic black metal done well, might not be the most unique album ever, but it certainly is a good one.
Another great black metal release, this one just as good as 'Harvest', thoroughly enjoyable.
|20||Swallow the Sun|
It took it's sweet time but this finally fought it's way into my top 20 at the last second, might be at the bottom of the list but still a great album.
|3 and 5 are awesome, but everything else is kind of :/|
|Your opinion, my opinion, I agree that 3 and 5 are awesome though.|
|Quite a fe people dislike Raintime who I forgot to add. A great album it is, along with 2,4,5,10,17,18,19, and 20. Shit, I forgot to listen to 1, especially 6, and 8. I want 6 and 8.|
|I feel inclined to ask though, have you even heard 1 or 2?|
|that last comment was at iarescientists! :D|
|4, 14's descriptions are spot on|
15 gets a 3.5 from.
|Pretty good, there's a decent amount here I would include in mine.|
|Props for 5 and 8|