|Albums Which Surprised Me|
Sometimes you really don't expect some CD's to be as good as they turn out.
All I heard about this album is how Dissection changed so much, how their sound sucked now and how much of a mediocre album this was. Wrong. This is an amazing Melodic Death album, with sweet riffs and solos galore. I love this album.
I bought this album as an afterthought, I didn't go to the CD store intending to buy this, but it turns out that "The Gallery" is my favorite Dark Tranquillity album of all time. A classic Melodic Death album.
I bought all the Agalloch albums in reverse order of when they were released. "Ashes Against The Grain" and "The Mantle" were really good, but a little bit too dragging and boring for my liking. "Pale Folklore" shows Agalloch's ability to execute a flawless combination of Black Metal and Folk Metal, creating one of the most atmospheric albums I've ever heard.
Carriers Of Dust
Ummmm.... who had ever heard of Mirrorthrone before this album was released? I know I didn't, and the epic metal onslaught showcased on this album goes untouched in terms of its pure genius by anything I've heard from other Metal bands.
|5||Swallow The Sun|
The Morning Never Came
Doom Metal is a strange genre indeed. I had never been exposed to this type of metal before I heard Swallow The Sun's brilliant debut "The Morning Never Came". Crushing riffs and vocals strung out over very long tracks make a suffocating environment which I absolutely love.