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|2010 Thus Far|
2010 has been an excellent year thus far, here's my opinion on some new releases. If I missed anything, feel free to rec it.
The ten best albums that came this year.
|2||The Tallest Man On Earth|
The Wild Hunt
The only thing from '10 that I can see myself 5'ing.
Majesty And Decay
One of the better Immolation records, seeing them live two weeks.
I had rather low expectations for this, as most of E's upbeat/happy stuff I don't like too much. Album is phenomenal, and certainly one of his best. Gonna see them three days before Immolation.
I couldn't have cared less about the band two months ago. After hearing a couple songs, I wrote them off as a boring Black Sabbath-imitation with a weak vocalist and stupid Dungeons & Dragons lyrics. And yet, Warp Riders is surprisingly awesome, in between a 4 and 4.5 for me.
Ecailles De Lune
Tied with Warp Riders. The absolutely mystical, ethereal atmosphere on this is fantastic. If anyone could rec me something in this vein, I'd appreciate it immensely.
Tied with Warp Riders and Ecailles. Incredible debut, one of the most promising atmospheric black metal bands to appear lately. Very interested to see what these guys will do next.
30 Years Live
My introduction to the band, a very solid live release.
Scenes From Hell
Very odd avant-garde black metal. One of the few times that I genuinely enjoy the orchestral arrangements in a black metal album.
The Final Frontier
I was worried about this after El Dorado was released, as the song was a bit disappointing. Thankfully, the rest of the album is on par with any post-reunion Maiden.
|12|| ||Most Disappointing|
And Worst of 2010
Whether it's because of high expectations or low quality, these albums really were underwhelming.
Contains some of the band's best songs, but so much of it is absolutely pointless. Far too long, and half of the songs are anything but interesting (Modern Man, I'm looking at you).
A solid album, worthy of a 3-3.5, but E can do much better than this. The opener is one of his best, though.
A perfect waste of time.
|16||As I Lay Dying|
The Powerless Rise
Maybe my expectations were too high. As it stands, this album really isn't anything special.
Now that Varg is out of jail, he has access to regular instruments, so one could hope that he'd make something as good as, say, Filosofem. He didn't.
Here's what I'm looking forward to. I'm expecting at least two of these to make my top ten when January comes.
I remember enjoying these guys a while ago, particularly Epitaph. This could be cool.
Not gonna ever come out.
The Tomb Within
|Shameless bump. This year is turning out to be really good. If you guys could rec me some 2010 black metal, I'd appreciate it, apparently, it's been a good year for the genre.|
|how is End Times the best and most disappointing at the same time?|
|good list, disagree about 13 though. It's my no. 3 for this year.|
|"One of the better Immolation records"|
|autopsy is going to be so good omg|
|Nice catch, DoubtGin, changed it to Tomorrow Morning.|
RippingCorpse, you didn't like it? It's probably one of my top 3 Immo albums.
Thanks chambered, I'll check it out.
|no i do like it its probs my 4th/5th favourite u just said it like they have some bad albums my bad|
|Glad to see 7 getting some attention. Also, I thought the Belus was pretty good and it has grown on me a lot since I first listened. But yeah, 2010 has been stellar for black metal so far and looks to be getting better. Check out Pensees Nocturnes - Grotesque for some really cool neo-classical inspired black metal|
|and yeah new Autopsy bhdsvfsdahbhkgvjsda,bgbaljseke|
|Ambitious vander. Tell me, what 'Eels' sound like?|
|Oh, that makes sense, Fade. |
Yeah, 7 is definitely awesome, listening to Pensees Nocturnes, pretty awesome so far.
Most of Eels' discog. is depressing indie with rather sparse arrangements, but Tomorrow Morning is a rather upbeat, optimistic album that relies heavily on electronic instruments. If you're interested, here's a review I wrote a while back: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/38649/Eels-Tomorrow-Morning/
|oh gracias vander, bud|
|Thanks, man. Saw that album on a couple lists, I think. I'll be sure to listen to it.|
|vander, we need to rush on Nag, he's got my review in his hand, and all he has to do is to correct/trim/enhance it. So what about a lockout, or leading him under pressure|
|Get Sleeping Peonies - Rose Curl, Sea Swirl for 6 (The album is under Sleep Peonies on here)|
|That's odd, Jethro. Nag's usually rather efficient, I've never seen him take very much time with review before.|
Thanks BigTuna, I'll get that.
|Nails - Unsilent Death|
|solid list, i feel you on 13.|