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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #140 on: December 31, 2017, 02:37:32 PM »
A recent YouTube find has to feature in my list.

Daydream XI - The Circus of the Tattered and Torn.

Prog metal. DTesque. Concept album. Lots of widdly widdly. Very good singer.

I liked that one and it'll feature in the podcast but for me there was something not quite there in the songwriting (vs the technical skill) on many of the tracks -only one track where everything came together for me.  But they have huge potential .

That’s where most prog metal falls down for me but enjoyed this one more than the usual. Wasn’t too samey either I thought.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #141 on: December 31, 2017, 03:15:49 PM »
1. Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence
2. Stone Sour - Hydrograd
3. DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity
4. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
5. Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #142 on: January 01, 2018, 01:04:27 PM »
Here's my top 10 :

Steven Wilson - To the Bone
Lunatic Soul - Fractured
Threshold - Legends of the Shires
Anathema - The Optimist
Bjorn Riis - Forever Comes to an End
Big Big Train - Grimspound
Caligula's Horse - In Contact
The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
Enslaved - E
Pain Of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #143 on: January 03, 2018, 01:58:35 AM »
Well this is my list atm:

1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Caligula's Horse - In Contact
3. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
4. Archspire - Relentless Mutation
5. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
6. Pain of Salvation - In The Passing Light of Day
7. Arcadea - Arcadea
8. 3Teeth - <shutdown.exe>
9. Pvris - All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
10a. Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold
10b. Big Wreck - Grace Street

Honorable Mentions:
Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
Decapitated - Anticult
Queens of The Stone Age - Villains
Havok - Conformicide
Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Miguel - War & Leisure
Incubus - 8
David Maxim Micic - Who Bit The Moon

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #144 on: January 03, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »

5. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic


This album is  :metal :metal
It reminds me of Show No Mercy/Hell Awaits era Slayer.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #145 on: January 07, 2018, 04:59:54 PM »
Mastodon- Emperor of Sand
Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
Witherfall - Noctures and Requiems
The Nightflight Orchestra - Amber Galactic
Ayreon - The Source


Making one revsion to my list:

Mastodon- Emperor of Sand
Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
Witherfall - Noctures and Requiems
The Nightflight Orchestra - Amber Galactic
Leprous - Malina

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #146 on: January 08, 2018, 03:13:42 PM »
I'm trying to compile my ranking of all the albums I've given a good listen to this year (probably like 30+ I guess) but I'm pretty sure my top 5 is set:

1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Leprous - Malina
3. Artificial Language - The Observer
4. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
5. The Hirsch Effekt - Eskapist

Saying that though, The Dear Hunter are releasing their new EP in a few days so that is almost definitely going to be in my top 5. I can't see it not! It's gonna have to be quite special to knock Emperor of Sand off my top spot but who knows.

So my updated list has only changed slightly:

1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Leprous - Malina
3. Artificial Language - The Observer
4. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
5. The Dear Hunter - All is as All Should Be (EP)

I've only got like two albums to rank out of all the albums I listened to this year. I'll try and get that sorted at some point.

Updating again because the new Pain of Salvation album has grown on me hugely and I now realise I love pretty much every single song.

1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Leprous - Malina
3. Pain of Salvation - Passing Light of Day
4. Artificial Language - The Observer
5. Steven Wilson - To the Bone

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #147 on: January 08, 2018, 03:42:28 PM »
I hope The Hirsch Effekt grows on you too

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #148 on: January 09, 2018, 07:57:44 AM »
I hope The Hirsch Effekt grows on you too

It's dropped down a few spots and I don't see it likely climbing again. I've listened to it a lot. It is great, just not as good as the 6 albums above it.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #149 on: January 10, 2018, 09:38:22 AM »
did i really just scroll through 4+ pages of lists sans one Pyramid Theorem sighting?! Surely my eyes deceive me!

For anyone curious what it would sound like if Dream Theater influenced Rush rather than the other way around, maybe give Element of Surprise a spin...Plenty good enough to be this fougaissie's album of the year.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #150 on: January 10, 2018, 06:00:28 PM »
Here's my final ranking, it was a pretty good year after all:






1. Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
2. Leprous - Malina
3. Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
4. Artificial Language - The Observer
5. Steven Wilson - To the Bone
6. The Dear Hunter - All is as All Should Be
7. The Hirsch Effekt - Eskapist
8. Odd Logic - Effigy
9. Trivium - The Sin and the Sentence
10. Caligula's Horse - In Contact



11. Soen – Lykaia
12. The Flatliners - Inviting Light
13. Persefone - Aathma
14. Adimiron - Et Liber Eris
15. Mastodon - Cold Dark Place
16. Enslaved – E
17. Set and Setting - Reflectionless
18. The Great Discord - The Rabbit Hole
19. Eidola - To Speak, To Listen
20. Stone Sour - Hydrograd



21. Anathema - The Optimist
22. James McAllister etc - Planetarium
23. Vangough - Warpaint
24. Arcane Roots - Melancholia Hymns
25. The King Blues - The Gospel Truth
26. Distant Worlds – IV
27. Ne Obliviscaris - Urn
28. Solstafir - Berdreyminn
29. Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid
30. Elder - Reflections From a Floating World
31. Pallbearer – Heartless
32. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe and Axen: Act II
33. Xanthochroid - Of Erthe and Axen: Act I
34. Kepler Ten - Delta V
35. Sons of Apollo - Psychotic Symphony
36. The Ongoing Concept - Places
37. Disperse – Foreword
38. Converge – The Dusk In Us All
39. Sikth - The Future in Whose Eyes?
40. Bent Knee - Land Animal
41. Brand New - Science Fiction
42. Progenie Terrestre Pura - OltreLuna
43. Mogwai - Every Country's Sun
44. And So I Watch You From Afar - The Endless Shimmering
45. The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
46. Junius - Eternal Rituals
47. Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
48. The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost
49. Rise Against - Wolves
50. David Maxim Micic - Who Bit the Moon
51. Adrift for Days - A Sleepless Grey
52. Cyhra - Letters to Myself
53. The Earth and I - The Candleman
54. VUUR - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities
55. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs
56. Arcadea – Arcadea
57. Crippled Black Phoenix – Horrific Honorifics
58. Me and That Man - Songs of Love and Death
59. Nova Collective - The Further Side
60. Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
61. Paradise Lost - Medusa
62. Circa Survive - The Amulet
63. Ayreon - The Source
64. Rancid - Trouble Maker
65. Power Trip - Nightmare Logic


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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #151 on: January 11, 2018, 12:59:17 PM »
Tomi, give me a couple of days and I'll have my definitive top ready.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #152 on: January 11, 2018, 02:48:47 PM »
Whoops almost forgot to post mine. Anyway here's my top 22:

1. Mastodon - The Emperor of Sand
2. Sleep Party People - Lingering
3. Steven Wilson - To The Bone
4. Lorde - Melodrama
5. Manchester Orchestra - A Black  Mile To The Surface
6. The Dear Hunter - All is as All Should Be
7. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
8. Nothing More - The Stories We Tell Ourselves
9. Pain of Salvation - In The Passing Light of Day
10. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.

11. Ulver - The Assasination of Julius Caesar
12. Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid
13. Leprous - Malina
14. James McAllister etc - Planetarium
15. ASIWYFA - The Endless Shimmering
16. Mew - Visuals
17. Converge - The Dusk in Us
18. Slowdive - Slowdive
19. Ayreon - The Source
20. Solstafir - Bedreymin
21. Eidola - To Speak, To Listen
22. Bent Knee - Land Animal

Damn 2017 was a pretty amazing year for music, I'm only really dissapointed by the bottom two albums, the rest all ranges from decent to amazing.
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #153 on: January 11, 2018, 03:46:02 PM »
DAMN. 2017 was a pretty amazing year for music

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #154 on: January 11, 2018, 04:06:22 PM »
Low hanging fruit dude, I half expected someone to make that joke after typing the sentence.
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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #155 on: January 11, 2018, 10:52:47 PM »
There are a bunch of albums I haven't listened to, or haven't listened to enough, but here's the list:

Need - Hegaiamas
Leprous - Malina
Threshold - Legends of the Shires
Voyager - Ghost Mile
Daydream XI - The Circus of the Tattered and Torn

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #156 on: January 12, 2018, 07:58:46 AM »
These are basically all the 2017 albums I've listened to so far, in order of preference:
  • Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar
  • Brand New - Science Fiction
  • Susanne Sundfor - Music for People in Trouble
  • Lunatic Soul - Fractured
  • Mike Oldfield - Return to Ommadawn
  • Nine Inch Nails - Add Violence
  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell Live
  • Steven Wilson - To the Bone
  • Algiers - The Underside of Power
  • St. Vincent - Masseduction
  • Converge - The Dusk in Us
  • Chip Tanaka - Django
  • Kristofer Maddigan - Cuphead
  • David Bowie - No Plan
  • Daniel Cavanagh - Monochrome
  • Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
  • Converge - I Can Tell You About Pain
  • Linda Perhacs - I'm a Harmony
  • Anathema - The Optimist
  • DSO - Pacifisticuffs
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor - "Luciferian Towers"
  • Ulver - Sic transit gloria mundi EP
  • Blackfield - Blackfield V
  • Saltillo - Ascension
  • Alt-J - Relaxer
  • Boris - Dear
  • Tim Bowness - Lost in the Ghost Light
  • Sufjan Stevens & co. - Planetarium
  • Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  • At the Drive-In - in•ter a•li•a
  • David Maxim Micic - Who Bit the Moon
  • Shpongle - Codex VI
  • Bent Knee - Land Animal
  • Slowdive - s/t
I only have Sufjan Stevens' The Greatest Gift pending.

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« Reply #157 on: January 12, 2018, 08:03:06 AM »
Ugh I think Susanne's latest was not good at all.
I guess that's it, I will recheck scores these days and then post results.
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« Reply #158 on: January 12, 2018, 08:13:02 AM »
It finished clicking with me yesterday tbh, and I'm so glad it did  :heart . Looking forward to results.

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« Reply #159 on: January 12, 2018, 08:14:46 AM »
Ugh I think Susanne's latest was not good at all.

Haven't given it that many listens but it seems to veer in a different direction. I think she's still experimenting with her sound which is a good thing, though I think I like her previous material better. Still liked it.

It finished clicking with me yesterday tbh, and I'm so glad it did  :heart . Looking forward to results.

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #160 on: January 14, 2018, 04:10:49 AM »
Got a new contender two days ago... not sure where it will end up but it's damn good.

An israeli eclectic prog-metal group with wonderful female vocals and middle eastern influences. Fantastic stuff.... give it a listen

https://open.spotify.com/album/0xfWw674c6eOZ2pvHxnBM4?si=YKrusPuPQq6oj3rxjUP0hA

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Re: Top 5 2017 Albums
« Reply #162 on: February 18, 2018, 12:18:40 PM »
posted this is a few weeks ago:

number 44 through number 6:
http://allmediareviews.blogspot.com/2017/11/2016-2017-albums-of-year.html

5. 22 - You Are Creating: Limb 1
4. Bent Knee - Land Animal
3. Everything Everything - A Fever Dream
2. Small Leaks Sink Ships - Golden Calf
1. Mutemath - Play Dead



Dirt Poor Robins - The Raven Locks Act 3

This album might be my #1 now having now heard it many times. I already love it that much.