Revolver's Top 2007 Metal Albums

2007-12-31 by Wizard | 38 Comments
Revolver Magazine have posted their list of 2007's 20 best metal albums.

1. Baroness - Red Album
2. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
3. High on Fire - Death is the Communion
4. Down - Down III: Over the Under
5. Machine Head - The Blackening
6. Neurosis - Given to the Rising
7. Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
8. Atreyu - Lead Sails Paper Anchor
9. Jesu - Conqueror
10. Behemoth - The Apostasy
11. Coheed and Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
12. Watain - Sworn to the Dark
13. Big Business - Here Come the Waterworks
14. Deathspell Omega - Fas-Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
15. Hellyeah - Hellyeah
16. Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost
17. Chiodos - Bone Palace Ballet
18. Everytime I Die - The Big Dirty
19. Grinderman - Grinderman
20. The Red Chord - Prey for Eyes

Tagged: Various Artists (Metal)

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Wizard
December 31st 2007
20207 Comments


I think High on Fires new album was really underrated on a lot of lists (including my own hahaha). Revolver did the album justice! Nice to see Baroness at the top and Neurosis close behind (which should be on top of this list by the ways).

Mikesn
Emeritus
December 31st 2007
3708 Comments


lol the blackening

encmetalhead
December 31st 2007
744 Comments


2. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
- This is too high on the list for my liking

3. High on Fire - Death is the Communion
- Havn't heard but i've heard good things about them

4. Down - Down III: Over the Under
- Great Album

5. Machine Head - The Blackening
- havn't heard yet

7. Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
- should be ranked a little lower

8. Atreyu - Lead Sails Paper Anchor
- WHAT THE HELL?!?!?!?!??!!?!? This is top 50 only

10. Behemoth - The Apostasy
- pretty good

11. Coheed and Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
- Metal?

15. Hellyeah - Hellyeah
- overrated

17. Chiodos - Bone Palace Ballet
- Metal?

20. The Red Chord - Prey for Eyes
- Pretty Good and should be ranked higher (15th or so)

dtti
December 31st 2007
79 Comments


Mike, the Blackening is a really good album.

And its nice to see Everytime I Die ALOT lower than last year. Oooooh, hardcore and rock & roll, impressive.....but not really.

dtti
December 31st 2007
79 Comments


Hellyeah - Hellyeah- overrated


How can an album be overrated if the majority hate it so much and view it an uninventive?

And lastly, Revolver should be forever discounted as a source of any significance due to the fact that they decided to rate Atreyu's new album so highly.



Thor
December 31st 2007
10269 Comments


Pretty awful list. Ire Works is a 3/5 on a good day, I'm considering taking my rating down even...

Baroness is pretty good, definitely top 10 material, but where the hell is Colors!?!?!?

Bfhurricane
December 31st 2007
6224 Comments


They put on Hellyeah but didnt put on Between the Buried and Me, bull. And Id be hesitant to call Co&Ca metal, but thats a great album.

Thor
December 31st 2007
10269 Comments


They're probably getting more praise than they deserve, but The Red Album was still pretty stellar. BTBAM, Symphony X, and The Red Chord definitely own up on that album this year though.

Zoo
December 31st 2007
3759 Comments


Magazine lists blow.

Wizard
December 31st 2007
20207 Comments


Hahahahah so true Zoo, but they have a broad reader base that they have to cater to. It doesnt surprise me why alot of people, especially Sputnik users, hate magazine lists. Still, at least this list covers many different types of metal and I found it better than Metal Edge's shat list!

Understanding In a Crash
December 31st 2007
428 Comments


Chiodos... metal? List has been disregarded.

CoreySzn
December 31st 2007
37 Comments


1. Baroness - Red Album
-haven't heard it yet.

2. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
-good choice but a bit high and it's a stretch calling them metal.

3. High on Fire - Death is the Communion
-pretty good, but a little high.

4. Down - Down III: Over the Under
-Perfect.

5. Machine Head - The Blackening
-Overrated


7. Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead
-Not metal or good

8. Atreyu - Lead Sails Paper Anchor
-Waaaayyyy too high, and I'm pretty sure they jumped out the metal scene with this album.


10. Behemoth - The Apostasy
-Amazing album, Top 10 is good.

11. Coheed and Cambria - No World For Tomorrow
-Great album but not metal.


15. Hellyeah - Hellyeah
-No, just no.

16. Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost
-Good choice.

17. Chiodos - Bone Palace Ballet
-Not metal.

18. Everytime I Die - The Big Dirty
-Strecth calling them metal too but it's a damn good album.

20. The Red Chord - Prey for Eyes
-Meh.

What they left out:
Amorphis-Silent Waters
Between The Buried and Me-Colors
Porcupine Tree-Fear Of A Blank Planet
Pig Destroyer-Phantom Limb

masscows
December 31st 2007
2230 Comments


20 is good, 10 is ok, 14 is supposed to be good, but the rest are just ugh.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
December 31st 2007
2126 Comments


lol, Grinderman on a metal list.

LifeInABox
December 31st 2007
3709 Comments


I totally agree with 1, I would just put it a couple lower. 6 and 9 are worthy, I spose. Shit list otherwise.

barbu
January 1st 2008
26 Comments


wow worst list ever

blackened07
January 1st 2008
949 Comments


I liked Ire Works, but overall this is a bad list.

BallsToTheWall
January 1st 2008
49229 Comments


I made this list. Pretty bad. I only read Metal Hammer, BW BK, and Hammer. Fuck Edge and Revolver.

Digging: Two People - First Body

TheStarclassicTreatment
January 1st 2008
2910 Comments


18. Everytime I Die - The Big Dirty
-Strecth calling them metal too but it's a damn good album.

Not metal?????????
What they left out: Porcupine Tree-Fear Of A Blank Planet

Metal???????
This Message Edited On 01.01.08

ATLbraves
January 1st 2008
193 Comments


7, 11, 17*

(Crap, forgot to edit)This Message Edited On 01.01.08

Wizard
January 1st 2008
20207 Comments


I would have included Porcupine Tree on this list because of their incorporation of metal in their progressive rock.

sickjesus
January 1st 2008
163 Comments


grinderman pwn but what the hell are they doing on this list!? are they metal through sheer virtue of having fairly dirty-sounding guitars in their music?

Riziger
January 1st 2008
316 Comments


hell yeah!

blackened07
January 1st 2008
949 Comments


You can't get metal hammer here, all we have is Metal Maniacs, Metal Edge, Revolver, and some Core magazine called Outburn.

krazytom
January 1st 2008
131 Comments


i hate metal magazines

Digging: Queen - A Night at the Opera

Wizard
January 1st 2008
20207 Comments


Well said Spat Out Sexy Men!

Confessed2005
January 1st 2008
4523 Comments


Needs Colors and Phantom Limb.

TheIronWeasel
January 1st 2008
123 Comments


That is ACTUALLY the worst list ever.

Pebster49
January 1st 2008
3021 Comments


LOL, #15 makes this list invalid, wow, same with #8!

Crysis
Emeritus
January 1st 2008
17364 Comments


With the exception of Deathspell Omega and maybe Behemoth this list is the epitome of suckage.

hegster90
January 1st 2008
96 Comments


Serj's album is mediocre at best. I also believe Hellyeah is pretty overrated. Chiodos doesn't belong there at all. It's nice to see Atreyu actually getting some recognition for their new album, although I wouldn't rate it one of the top metal releases of 07. But it's nice to hear change nonetheless. The rest of the bands I haven't really had an interest to check out.

oh yea and...what's the big fucking deal with behemoth anyway??? It's loud, heavy, fast giberish. The exact makings of black metal, so what makes them so fucking special? are they the loudestfastestheaviestgibberishgarbling band out there or is it just because of their costumes?? What kind of name is Nergal anyway? isn't that the name of the demon kid from Billy and Mandy that everyone picks on because he's a nerdy, demon dufus? Wth man. Wth. Better luck with 2008 I hope.

Inperiour
January 2nd 2008
78 Comments


Come on, Down III wasn't that good, it was alright at the most. I was hoping for a big sludge of pissed off metal from New Orleans and all we got was "Hey, Katrina didn't steal our happiness!!! Go Team!"

And Hellyeah are pure Nu crap, the only reason they are selling albums is because of dumb kids seeing it and saying "Lark OMG!!!111 That's Dimebags brudda's band11111!!! It must be well goooooooddlolol!!!111"

Chaosweaver
January 2nd 2008
110 Comments


NO BTBAM?! my gosh...

racerX71
January 2nd 2008
73 Comments


Cool to see Behemoth on there.

Wizard
January 2nd 2008
20207 Comments


oh yea and...what's the big ****ing deal with behemoth anyway??? It's loud, heavy, fast giberish. The exact makings of black metal, so what makes them so ****ing special? are they the loudestfastestheaviestgibberishgarbling band out there or is it just because of their costumes?? What kind of name is Nergal anyway? isn't that the name of the demon kid from Billy and Mandy that everyone picks on because he's a nerdy, demon dufus? Wth man. Wth. Better luck with 2008 I hope.

Metal isn't for the faint of heart!

LostViking
January 3rd 2008
79 Comments


Baroness- a very good album, no way at the top. No mention of Primordial's TTND , Shining's V Halmstad, Nightingale's White Darkness, Amorphis Silent Waters, Wolves in the Throneroom Two Hunters? C'mon, these lists are always horrible. Coheed and Cambria isn't even metal, their prog/rock/emo. With a singer who sounds like a 12 yr old kid! Absolutely cringe-worthy.

Essence
January 6th 2008
6248 Comments


Nergal is actually a polish folklore god. Of what, I cannot remember, and I'm too lazy to check wikipedia.

newp
May 14th 2008
1 Comments


i actually just created an account only to voice my opinion on baroness. im always after new good music, them being at the top of the list and praised by so many of you, i thought id download some, check em out, and see what theyre all about. Im sorry i wasted my time and wonder how they found themselves at the top. At best, theyre boring, uneventfull and would do better to put me to sleep then move me like metal music should. Societys definition of metal has become rather pathetic.



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