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07.13.08 Best Of The First Half.03.04.08 The Benefits Of Irresponsiblity.
02.08.08 Tonight, On Hardcopy!

Best Of The First Half.

Obviously, these are my favorite releases thus far. If anyone has heard anything that I may like, judging from my list, feel free to rec away. These are in no particular order.
1The Flashbulb
Soundtrack to a Vacant Life


3.5 - I love the variation on this album. Some very great stuff here.
2Grave Declaration
The Nightshift Worshiper


4 - One of the best one man bands I've ever heard. Thor Georg Buer is one hell of a talent. It's a shame this is only an EP. If you like fairly proggy, symphonic, black/death metal, you'll love this.
3 Halves
Haunt Me When I'm Drowsy


4 - Been really like this one lately. It's a dreary, yet beautiful, mixture of post-rock and indie. Sweet packaging as well.
4Exxasens
Polaris


4 - Also been really liking this one. It's post-rock/metal with a few audio samples scattered through out. One song does have someone singing in spanish, but other than that its just loud and beautiful instrumental joy.
5The Banner
Frailty


4 - This one grew on me fast, and just continued to gain my favor. I'm not a violent person in the slightest, but this album makes me want to fight. The lyrics are macabre, the music is vicious, and the production sounds huge. Love it.
6Arghoslent
Hornets of the Pogrom


4 - This is another one that grew fast and kept going. Despite the ignorant ideals, this CD is amazing. Riffs riffs riffs. Hornets has some of the most infectious riffs I have ever heard. Love these bastards.
7The Secret
Disintoxication


3.5 - This lost a little momentum for me, but I still vouch for it as being a really good record. Dark, chaotic, and menacing.
8In Mourning
Shrouded Divine


4 - This is actually losing some steam me as well. It's still an awesome disc, but more and more, I'm hating the clean vocals. They could have done without them, as far as I'm concered.
9The Mars Volta
The Bedlam In Goliath


4 - I'm loving the new drummer. I feel like he brought new life into this band. Their spacey stuff is great to, but this seems to be their "throw-down" record. The next one will, more than likely, be mellower. My prediction anyway. I just hope they keep their current drummer.
10Mayhew the Traitor
Deathwish


5 - *see sound-off*
11Blackfilm
Blackfilm


4 - Great electronic music with some trip-hop and classical elements. Also peppered with some odd samples and film dialogue. Very creepy at times and very dark, yet it has beats and bass lines spread through out to snap you back to reality. I'm really liking this at the moment.
12My Education
Bad Vibrations


3.5 - My rating will more than likely go up after some more listens. I really like this one.
13Meshuggah
Obzen


3.5 - A return to form for these guys.
14pg.lost
Its Not Me, Its You!


3.5 - This is another one I can see growing more on me with more listens. Good quite loud stuff.
15Followed By Ghosts
Dear Monsters, Be Patient


3.5 - More dark yet pretty instrumental post-rock. I need to listen to this more.
16Island
Orakel


3.5 - I kind of have mixed emotions about this one. I really like the music. A lot. But the vocals weren't quite up to par with the rest of the album.
17Opeth
Watershed


3.5 - Not as good as it could've been, but I still feel like it kicks the shit out of Ghost Reveries. The Lotus Eater fucking rules!!!
18Portishead
Third


3.5 - Really good, but again, it could've been better. "Machine Gun" is so goddamn annoying, I can't stand it.
19 September Malevolence
After This Darkness, There's a Next


3.5 - Need to listen to this more, but the couple of times that I did, I enjoyed it a lot. Post-rock with vocals. Or maybe its indie. I don't know. It's good.
20Son Lux
At War With Walls and Mazes


3.5 - Lost some steam as well, but I still really like it. "Wither" is most definitely my favorite. This can actually get really boring at times, but whatever.
21 Spitfire
Cult Fiction


3 - I like Spitfire. They ain't bad. This may be their best.
22Weezer
The Red Album


3 - Ehh. I enjoyed it a little.
23Genghis Tron
Board Up the House


4 - I like the direction they took. It worked as far as I'm concerned. There is definitely no one like them.
24Agalloch
The White EP


3.5 - Good relaxing stuff. I like.
25 Belye Flagi Zazhigayte Medlenno
Dazhe Esli Proletariat Voz'met Vlast' V Svoi Ruki, Vesna Vse Ravno Dostanetsja Nam, A Celi Vojny O


4 - This is a Russian post-rock/metal group. The physical album isn't out yet, but it is available for free download off their myspace. It's pretty at times and heavy as hell at others. This grew on me a lot. Translation- Band: Set The White Flags On Fire Slowly Album: Even If The Proletariat Takes The Power Into Its Own Hands, The Spring Will Be Left For Us, And The Aims Of War Will Remain The Aims Of War
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