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recent purchasage

10 albums i've bought recently, and what i think of them...
1Sylosis
Casting Shadows


Heard about these guys through myspace, and liked the song on their profile, so when i saw the EP on sale, i thought "fuck it, why not?!" its nothing groundbreaking, just really good, solid, semi-melodic metal with some amazing guitarwork and great solos which dont dissappear into wanking territory.
2AFI
The Art Of Drowning


I got re-introduced to these guys a coupla weeks ago, having only really listened to the odd song of theirs now and again in the last few years. Heard this whole album at a friend's place, and immediately went out to buy it, effectively halving my drinking money for the week (yeah, im a scummy, penniless student), but hell, it was worth it, not one single song strays below "amazing"!!!
3Billy Talent
Billy Talent


So i had five pounds burning a whole in my pocket, and this was on offer for a fiver... Again, an impulse purchase, considering the only song i could remember hearing off it was "River Below", but i was pleasantly suprised. the vocals take some getting used to, but theres some really catchy stuff on here, and its a little bit different from your average modern pop-punk record.
4Opeth
Damnation


Been looking for the double-album Opeth set for ages now, and managed to find it a while back, so i jumped at the chance to get it. I dunno, this one's really hard to get into, maybe its the lack of heavy parts (i expected there might be one or two, but no...), i dont know, but it just doesnt seem to go anywhere, and is really quite depressing. However, i daresay with a few more listens, it'll reveal a few secrets, as Opeth albums tend to do. I don't dislike this album at all, but its not quite sunk in yet...
5Opeth
Deliverance


Now this is more like it!!! Heavy as fuck it's very self, the decreased amount of clean parts threw me off for a while, but this album gets better with every listen! Especially the title track, with those awesome drum parts!
6American Hi-Fi
American Hi-Fi


Yeah, that's right, remember these guys? Big in 2001? yeah, well i heard "flavour of the weak" at a rock club (which for some reason plays almost exclusively emo and pop punk, but hey, its a night out!) and immediately thought, i really like this song actually, and got all nostalgic for the days when i was first getting into rock music. bought the album for about 6quid, and again, was presently suprised. nothing new or groundbreaking, but consistently catchy and memorable, like all good pop-rock should be!
7Mr. Bungle
Mr Bungle


Being a massive fan of Faith No More, and having quite liked the Peeping Tom album, i've recently started to view Mike Patton as the genius most people insist he is, so it was only a matter of time i expanded on the mp3 of "my ass is on fire" that someone had sent me, and bought a bungle album. it's basically one hour long headfuck-at-the-circus, but at the same time really catchy, spooky, hilarious, and downright scary in equal measures. great album, and a listening experience in itself!
8Heavens
Patent Pending


Similarly to my reasons for buying the bungle album, i'm a massive Alkaline Trio fan, and i'd quite liked the songs that had been released in advance from this, so buying it was a no-brainer. To be fair, i'd normally baulk at the thought of listening to anything that "sounds like interpol" (i hate that band), but maybe it's matt's voice, maybe its the twisted lyrics, or maybe its just a guilty pleasure, i dont know, but i think this is a great album, that'll stay in my cd player for some time.
9The Draft
In A Million Pieces


I fucking LOVED Hot Water Music, so i was distraught when i found out that were breaking up, so much so that i completely missed the fact that three of them were forming a new band. when the news eventually did reach me, i immediately went on their myspace and had a listen, and despite being quite suprised at how much more melodic than HWM this is, i was impressed, a feeling which continued throughout my listening to the album. No its not HWM, but its still feck'n immense!
10Testament
The Legacy


Trawling through the random files people had sent me over the years, i found an unlabelled thrash song which i immediately liked, and googling the lyrics, found that it was "burnt offerings" by testament. several months later, i found this album on the shelves of my local cd shop, and bought it right away. suffice to say, i honestly think this is the greatest thrash metal album of the 80s (and i've heard most of them)!!!
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