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Best albums 1992 - 2008
1992 - Leon Russell - Anything Can Happen
Soundtrack from Civilization - Call to Power. I miss that game so bad. Listening to this now reminds me when I was young. Not that much of a musical masterpiece, but really enjoyable.
Notable tracks: No Man's Land, Angel Ways, Life Of The Party
1993 - Therion - Symphony Masses Ho Drakon Ho Megas
I do and don't blame Therion for leaving us without more death metal albuns. How come they stopped doing awesome and experimental death metal to do awesome and experimental symphonic metal? Can't decide what's better, really.
Notable tracks: Everything. From Baal Reginon to Ho Drakon Ho Megas.
1994 - Ours - Sour
Well, this one is complicated. Ours is that kind of band you start listening to, get bored a few weeks later, then for some reason, start again and find they were much better than before. That happened with Ours. Actually with this and the following album, Distorted Lullabies. Both relics within alternative rock - not a genre I normally like. But this is an exception.
Notable tracks: Dracula's Bride, Lotti Di, All They Know.
1995 - Theatre of Tragedy - Theatre of Tragedy
Inovative, avant-garde, original and creative death/doom we got here.
From ToT's self-titled debut almost all gothic metal came from.
This is a relic. Stuning piano melodies and doomy guitars made this pure majestic.
Notalbe tracks: Cheerful Dirge, Sweet Art Thou, Dying - I Only Feel Apathy
1996 - Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I
Why couldn't Dark Tranquillity make more albuns like this? The Mind's I stands in a much higher level that the overrated The Gallery. It sounds complete. One of those albuns you can start from the first track and go to the last enjoying every moment.
Seens DT was way more inspired during the recording of this and Projector than other albuns. But, well, thats personal taste, I guess.
Notable tracks: Zodijackyl Light, Scythe, Rage and Roses, Insanity's Crescendo
1997 - Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
Put here mostly due to lack of options, but doesn't lose the 'good album' quallity. Awesome stuff came from here and makes me miss Arcturus so bad. At least they never made anything bad before spliting up, which is nice, I supose.
Notable tracks: Alone , Ad Astra , The Chaos Path
1998 - Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth at it's first peak. If wasn't for Lopez drumming, it could be better. I just find that guy doesn't really fit Death Metal. But overrall an awesome album with really interesting passages.
Notable tracks: When, Karma, Demon of the Fall
1999 - Opeth - Still Life
Now that's the Opeth album everyone should love. Blackwater Park was a step down, apart from Bleak - one of Opeth's best songs - Still Life has everything a solid album needs.
Notable tracks: Godhead's Lament, Moonlapse Vertigo, White Cluster
2000 - Haggard - Awaking the Centuries
Started listening to this because the band had like 20 members at the time. 20 well used members. Haggard, especially on Awaking The Centuries, sounds like a musical book or something, not common music. Even if it's not the best use of the 'metal' part, the 'symphonic' one works for both, like modern/post classical music while still sounding archaic, I don't know. Well, everyone in the world should listen to this before dying, fact.
Notable tracks: Heavenly damnation (awesome intro/choirs), The Final Victory, Awaking the Centuries
2001 - Apocalyptica - Cult
Oh, the best from Apocalyptica. I wish they could make more songs like Kaamos and Path. The minimal percussion on Cult sounds like something from Age of Empires 1, kinda original, I guess.
Apocalyptica definetly sounds way better without drums.
Notable tracks: Path, Pray!, Kaamos
2002 - Unholy Matrimony - Love & Death
So what would you expect from something tagged as brutal black metal huh? Not 2 keyboard-only tracks, not clean vocals, several piano passages and melodic riffs. And all that executed magnificently makes this a masterpiece. Sounds kinda experimental at times, highly emotional at others and reliying heavily on technical work at most time. But that was expected for something from Vladimir.
Notable tracks: Le Philtre (wonderfull piano), Following The Black Star Of Thoughts (catchy as hell), Memory Must Remain (epic)
2003 - Cat Power - You Are Free
Hard choice. But Chan Marshall's minimalistic songrwithing won. Damn, I love her. So simple, so quiet, sad, authentic...I would marry Chan at any time if she wanted so.
Just a lovely little piece of music.
Notable tracks: He War, Speak for Me, Names
2004 - Dir en grey - VULGAR
Weird. Creative. Unclassificable. Versatile. Masterpiece.
Dir en Grey is what I usually would never listen on my own either.
Recommended by a friend, this album had everything I wasn't expecting. Solid riffs, crazy vocal lines, noticeable bass and competent drumming. Overall everything fits greatly. Dir en Grey sounds like a real band, not frontman + other people.
Notable tracks: THE III D EMPIRE (great riffs), Shokubeni (catchy), OBSCURE (dark, atmospheric)
2005 - Tristania - Ashes
Seriously the best album I've ever heard. Ashes has everything I always wanted together in an album and more. Everything is perfectly balanced, nothing to complain about. Vibeke's voice couldnt be better, Kjetil's growls got a sarcastic tone which makes them memorable. Osten should've sang more, but that's supplied in Bird. Guitars here are versatile, never leaves you wanting more. The drums have a ridiculous amount of personality, eventual tribal beats are a trademark. Bass has it's moments while keyboards are a little absent, which is great to value their solos.
Overall I wouldn't change anything, Ashes is the peak of music. Ever.
Best songs: Libre (perfect. I don't use this word a lot but Libre deserves it), The Wretched (sounds like a ritual), Bird (interesting lyrics)
2006 - Dominia - Divine Revolution
MY GOD WTF IS THIS. Yeah, that was my first comment about this album. How can those russians put together the two factors I most love in music, death metal and violins? And do that almost achieving perfection? How?
No idea why this hasn't been made before. It's not like those gothic/symphonic metal bands where 'metal' is basically forgotten. It's fucking death metal with violins! Varied vocals, catchy riffs, drums that know when to make the sound heavy, awesome pianos and the fucking violins! I must admit I still get impressed by listening to this every time. There are a few boring moments (i.e.: Beautiful Inocence, The Punishment) but the epic moments (everything else) turns this into a masterpiece.
Dominia is a proof that looking for good music in the most hidden places worth every second lost.
Notable tracks: Mountains Of God's Depression (epic), Burial of Reasons (awesome verse, awesome chorus, awesome everything) and The Prophecy (yay)
2007 - The Birthday Massacre - Walking With Strangers
Oh Birthday Massacre. Good and new Birthday Massacre. So much history has been made while listening to this album. Can't tell technically what makes me love this synth rock record, perhaps Chibi's voice. Anyway, it's great. TBM was never so good, even if I expected totally different music from what I've heard here.
Notable tracks: Goodnight (best vocal lines ever), Looking Glass, Science
2008 - Mirrorthrone - Gangrene
First one from Mirrorthrone I've got my hands into and second best from all I've heard.
The first really notable aspect from this album is obviously that Vladimir does everything by himself, which fits the album lyrically with all the nihilism stuff - very well written lyrics, both in french and english - must add.
Musically, Gangrene stands on top of all black metal with it's atmospheric passages constrasting with variety of riffs, programmed drums that doesn't sound too pretentious nor inhuman like previous Vladimir's works.
The vocals go from calm clean sections to black metal shrieks to deep death metal growls - all powerful, tragic, dramatic, beautiful and expressing ridiculous amounts of emotion, from hatred to pain.
Every time I listen to this, I feel like I was in a distant land in ruins, overrun by humanity.
Notable tracks: So Frail (catchy, emotion-filled), No One By My Side (best clean vocal performance), Une Existence dont plus Personne ne Jouit (hands down, this is fantastic)
блин даже незнаю... банально даже за 2008 год немогу что либо выделить.. оч много групп было с офигеными релизами...
а в 92-м году допустим я попсу слушал.. и как я могу что либо выделить.. всё же бред получится
Vital Remains (Brutal Death)\1992 - Let us Pray
Rotting Christ (Black - Death)\1993 - Thy Mighty Contract
Gorgoroth (Black)\1994 - Pentagram
Death (Death)\1995 - Symbolic
Burzum (Black - Ambient)\1996 - Filosofem и Behemot (Black - Techno Death)\1996 - Grom
Из них просто невозможно выбрать=)Равноценные релизы=)
Carpathian Forest (Black)\1997 - Bloodlust And Perversion
Cradle Of Filth (Vampiric Sympho Black - Extreme Gothic)\1998 - Cruelty And The Beast
Marduk (Panzer Black)\1999 - Panzer Division Marduk
Dark Tranquillity (Swedish Death)\2000 - Haven
Enslaved (Black - Viking)\2001 - Monumension
Satyricon (Black)\2002 - Volcano
Enslaved (Black - Viking)\2003 - Below the Lights
Nattefrost (Black)\2004 - Blood & Vomit
Graveworm (Sympho Black)\2005 - (n)utopia
Carpathian Forest (Black)\2006 - Fuck You All
С 2007 тоже проблемы...Поэтому выделю тоже два релиза.Ну немогу я из них выбрать=)
Marduk (Panzer Black)\2007 - Rom 5:12 и Rotting Christ (Black - Death)\2007 - Theogonia
Satyricon (Black)\2008 - The Age Of Nero
Ну вот как-то так=)То,что перекос у каждого в сторону любимого стиля-эт нормально=)
Ну и извиняюсь за то,что в 1996 и 2007 не смог выбрать один альбом=)Ну нереально это для меня=)
Последний раз редактировалось FeuerWing; 28.02.2009 в 16:01.
Tiamat\1992 - Clouds Cynic\1993 - Focus Tiamat\1994 - Wildhoney Moonspell\1995 - Wolfheart Helloween\1996 - The Time Of The Oath Pain Of Salvation\1997 - Entropia Candlemass\1998 - Dactylis Glomerata Children Of Bodom\1999 - Hatebreeder Summoning\2000 - Stronghold Slayer\2001 - God Hates Us All Nightwish\2002 - Century Child Iron Maiden\2003 - Dance Of Death Amon Amarth\2004 - Fate Of Norns Darkseed\2005 - Ultimate Darkness Dark Lunacy\2006 - The Diarist Dark Tranquillity\2007 - Fiction Opeth\2008 - Watershed
хотя есть года гед я не могу выделить одну группу их там может 2-3 быть с отличными релизами