|Top Of '08|
Thought I should get in on the act and do an '08 list. Enjoy
Was sceptical of this when i first heard it, but now one of my favourites. The use of acoustic guitars, samples ect really improved their sound.
|2||The Butterfly Effect|
Final Conversation of Kings
This was always going to be right up there, my favourite band, close to their best release. Has a few of the best songs theyve written on it (Worlds on Fire, The Way).
Things Can Always Change
Another awesome local release, for a debut album these guys really know what they're doing. Not to mention amazing live.
|4||Cult of Luna|
Picked this up blind in England when i was over there playing cricket and it blew me away, nuff said. Highest non aussie release.
The Old Road
Whoever wrote the review for this, thankyou for introducing me into something i never thought i would like.
|6||Birds of Tokyo|
Bought this with the intention of filling my need for new Karnivool (both bands have the same singer), came out loving the album.
Ezekiel Ox (vocalist) is my hero, this album is a great hard rock/funk album. Plus the lyrics rule.
The album that got me into Opeth, some really great bluesy bits.
|9||Protest The Hero|
Haven't heard Keiza so i can't compare the two but as an introduction to the band they made a pretty good impression.
The Alchemy Index: Volumes III and IV - Air and Earth
Two words: Broken Lungs
Ex-pat Aussies. The vocals really drew me into this.
New Manic Art
Aussie Alt Rock meets pop that turned out good for a change.
Only released a couple of weeks ago, i can see these guys being up there with The Butterfly Effect, Mammal, Cog and Karnivool in a couple of years.
In Today Already Walks Tomorrow
First instrumental album i ever bought, instant love.
Really enjoyed the rawness of this album, although it was a little short.