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|Top 20 (metal) Albums Of 2008|
Download: "Labyrynthian", "Set in Motion", "Ebb and Flow"
Download: "Shadowkey", "No Breaking Point", "The Return"
Architect of Lies
Download: "Embrace the Nothing", "Isolation (The loneliness in December)"
Download: "Black Ocean", "Erasure", "Rising Sun"
Traced in Air
Download: "Integral Birth", "The Unknown Guest", "Adam's Murmur"
Twilight of the Thunder God
Download: "Free Will Sacrifice", "Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags", "Live for the Kill"
The Tide and its Takers
Download: "The All Night Lights", "We Gave it Hell", "The Back Harlow Road"
In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Download: "The World Beyond", "Floods"
Download: "Catharian Ruins", "Stellar Winds"
Download: "Inis Mona", "Calling the Rain"
|11||The Great Deceiver|
Life is Wasted on the Living
Download: "The Big Radiating Nothing", "A Life Transparent", "In the Wake of Progress"
|12||The Ocean Collective|
Download: "Neoarchaean", "Rhyacian", "Orosirian"
|13||Beneath the Massacre|
Download: "Condemned", "Reign of Terror", "The Wasteland"
Download: "Awakening", "New Waters", "Zenith"
Lost to the Living
Download: "Cathedral", "A Portrait in White"
The Bronx (III)
Download: "Knifeman", "Past Lives", "Young Bloods"
Download: "Lord of Hate", "Sonic Beatdown", "Dethroned"
Download: "Segertag", "Djupa Spar av Tvivel", "I Kamp Mellan Liv Och Dod"
Download: "Revelations", "Nostradamus", "Future of Mankind"
Download: "Venomspreader", "Misanthropy Pure", "Four Earths"
|Don't know why but the covers for 9, 11 and 13 are wrong. Anyone know how to change them?|
|If you go on edit list, and then come out of edit list it normally puts different artwork on from a different album with the same name.|
|thanks for that...13 is sorted. 9 and 11 don't show up but I'd rather the artwork not show up than be wrong.|
Comments on the list? It has a bit of everything I think. Only metal genres not covered are power metal and hardcore. Maybe doom too but Daylight dies is definitely quite bleak/doom-ish!!
|1, 5, 6, 9, 12 are all ive heard and likes|
|Some non-metal as well, perhaps?|
|I don't really listen to much apart from metal. I don't mind the odd song but don't actually go out and buy the albums. Plus, The Bronx isn't metal.|
|Abigal Williams? 36 Crazyfists? Killing Season by Death Angel? Nostradamus by Judas Priest?|
Please excuse me while I laugh and vomit at the same time.
|Holographic Universe owns both Architect of Lies and "...the Thunder God".|
|Never really liked 36 Crazyfists before but I gave their new one a chance and it's really good. What's wrong with Death Angel? And Nostradamus may have its flaws but it's got some good tracks. And I love Abigail Williams lol.|
I hated Scar Symmetry's last album (previous one to holographic universe) so I didn't get their new one.
|Agree with South. Alot of these are crappy, but a lot are good too. Eluveitie, Daylight Dies, Benea Reach, etc. The Ocean is from 2007.|
|I know it's from 2007 but in the UK it didn't actually come out until well into 2008 so I included it in my list :P|
It's like The Faceless new album. Can't wait for it but it comes out end of feb in the UK!
|Kind of like how the new Deadlock album came out in Europe last November but in the U.S.A it comes out on January 23rd I believe. Check out the new Enslaved album for a masterpiece.|
|Damn record labels...!!!|
Never been a great fan of Enslaved. When I heard some songs off Ruun I didn't really like them that much. I haven't listened to Vertebrae yet. I might get it though seeing as there aren't any interesting new albums out in jan (don't think so anyway).
|a lot of these are generic. Some of these are fantastic.|
you're missing quite a bit. Check Meshuggah's Obzen, Enslaveds Vertebrae, Arghoslents the hornets of the Pogrom, Opeth's Watershed, and Protest the Hero's Fortress.
|As much as I've tried I can't really get into Meshuggah or Opeth. |
Protest the Hero...I hear it got great reviews especially on this site. I'll probably give it a try.
Never heard of Arghoslents.
Oh...and I see you have In Mourning on your end of year list. I ordered it online yesterday. I missed it when it came out earlier this year. I hope it's as good as you say it is!!
|pretty cool list, especially 18 :)|
I'm so glad scar symmetry isn't on here
|1, 5, 6, and 8 rule. Haven't heard the rest. Wheres Enslaved at?|
|LOL OMNIUM GATHERUM|
|I was gonna say the same thing about Precambrian but you win |
Black Ocean is a pretty enjoyable album as well. Needs more Burst.