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Re: Top 10 (or however many you want to rank) albums of 2018 so far...
« Reply #70 on: May 27, 2018, 12:56:58 PM »
my takeaway from the listens i've given the rivers of nihil album so far is that the first half is a fair bit stronger than the second half but i still like the whole album in general, will get back to you in a few weeks when i've got enough listens in to review it though :V

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« Reply #71 on: May 27, 2018, 01:08:06 PM »
my takeaway from the listens i've given the rivers of nihil album so far is that the first half is a fair bit stronger than the second half but i still like the whole album in general, will get back to you in a few weeks when i've got enough listens in to review it though :V
I mean, for me, it's currently sitting at number 10 for the year, so it's not as bad as I made it sound in my last post (it's actually pretty good). I was just expecting more after hearing The Silent Life.

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« Reply #72 on: May 27, 2018, 05:43:20 PM »
Been kind of secretly updating my original post, but here's an updated version of my ranking for this year so far:

4.5/5
01. Gleb Kolyadin - Gleb Kolyadin
02. Submotion Orchestra - Kites
03. Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins
04. Tesseract - Sonder
05. CHVRCHES - Love is Dead
4/5
06. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
07. Charlie Puth - Voicenotes
08. Thirty Seconds to Mars - America
09. The Family Crest - The War Act I
10. Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino
11. The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,
12. Dimmu Borgir - Eonian
13. Arkona - Khram
3.5/5
14. The Earth and I - The Candleman and the Curtain
15. A Perfect Circle - Eat the Elephant
16. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
17. Spock's Beard - Noise Floor
18. Breaking Benjamin - Embers
19. Brandi Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You
3.0/5
20. The Glitch Mob - See Without Eyes
21. Fall Out Boy - Mania
2.5/5
22. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I
2.0/5
23. Ihsan - Amr

Charlie Puth has definitely been the sleeper pop hit of the year so far. How good his new album is really caught me off guard (because his earlier stuff is...not so good oops).

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« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2018, 03:55:56 PM »
You weren't wrong about Good Tiger luke, first listen is really solid, better than the debut. Also coming around to the new Family Crest
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« Reply #74 on: May 29, 2018, 04:53:19 PM »
You weren't wrong about Good Tiger luke, first listen is really solid, better than the debut. Also coming around to the new Family Crest

Yea, I like the new Good Tiger. It's likely to drop out of my top 10 but it's still good nonetheless. I tried the three other albums from your list, that I hadn't heard. I gotta say The Dali Thundering Concept was probably my fave with Hibakusha a close second. They will be getting more listens for sure  :corn

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« Reply #75 on: June 02, 2018, 11:43:23 PM »
A little update to my top 10. A new album has taken over the top spot. Some of the best Doom metal I've heard in a long time.

1. Messa - Feast for Water
2. Ostura - The Room
3. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart
4. Solar Fields - Ourdom
5. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
6. Аркона - Kram
7. Monolith - Nebula septem
8. Augury - Illusive Golden Age
9. In Vain - Currents
10. Trna - Earthcult

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« Reply #76 on: June 03, 2018, 02:17:20 PM »
They have a new album? I loves Belfry by Messa.
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« Reply #77 on: June 03, 2018, 02:18:05 PM »
They have a new album? I loves Belfry by Messa.
Indeed they do. Belfry was good, but Feast for Water is on a whole other level!

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« Reply #78 on: June 04, 2018, 01:14:21 AM »
yeah that messa album is on my list of stuff to check out, i gave it a listen or two and thought it was pretty solid but haven't bought it yet, will see

aside from ones i've probably previously mentioned, the new lumnos and monothiest records i'm both enjoying a lot, still need to spin the latter more tbh. and spin the new thy catafalque and monolithe, god, so much music i'm dying

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« Reply #79 on: June 11, 2018, 03:44:03 AM »
You weren't wrong about Good Tiger luke, first listen is really solid, better than the debut. Also coming around to the new Family Crest

Yea, I like the new Good Tiger. It's likely to drop out of my top 10 but it's still good nonetheless. I tried the three other albums from your list, that I hadn't heard. I gotta say The Dali Thundering Concept was probably my fave with Hibakusha a close second. They will be getting more listens for sure  :corn
Oops, Good Tiger kinda fell off my radar after that listen, will fix it today and see where it roughly stands on my top of the year list.

New Zeal & Ardor has reached the top 4 along with Rivers of Nihil, Rolo Tomassi and Greyhaven but I'm not sure which is the #1 right now. TesseracT and BTBAM are close (but I'm not ranking BTBAM until the full album is out). The Dali Thundering Concept is also really good indeed, it's climbing my rankings and probably right behind the ones I mentioned! Hibakusha is also really solid but doesn't have as much lasting value to me, I can see it dropping more at the end of the year.
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« Reply #80 on: June 12, 2018, 06:51:03 PM »
ok if you put a gun to my head and told me to rank stuff right now,

1. Monotheist - Scourge
2. Lumnos - Ancient Shadows of Saturn
3. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
4. Huntsmen - American Scrap
5. Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
6. Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
7. Usurpress - Interregnum
8. Between the Buried and Me - Automata I

nothing else I've got I like quite enough to consider, I think, but these are all p. good. Monotheist is actually bloody brilliant tbh but nobody here will like it

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« Reply #81 on: June 12, 2018, 10:17:46 PM »
1. Monotheist - Scourge
2. Lumnos - Ancient Shadows of Saturn
3. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
4. Huntsmen - American Scrap
All of these albums are on my 2018 list, waiting to be listened to.

I just added the new God is an Astronaut, Tomorrow's Eve, Toundra, and Sleep albums to my 2018 rankings list. Toundra even cracked my top 10....for now. The In Vain album also dropped off of my top 10 list.

1. Messa - Feast for Water (Bluesy Jazzy Doom Metal)
2. Ostura - The Room (Symphonic Progressive Metal)
3. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart (Progressive Metal)
4. Solar Fields - Ourdom (Ambient Downtempo)
5. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs (Progressive Death/Folk Metal)
6. Аркона - Kram (Pagan Black/Folk Metal)
7. Toundra - Vortex (Post Rock)
8. Monolith - Nebula septem (Atmospheric Doom/Sludge)
9. Augury - Illusive Golden Age (Technical Progressive Death Metal)
10. Trna - Earthcult (Instrumental Blackgaze)

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« Reply #82 on: June 12, 2018, 10:26:55 PM »
All right, a much more refined fave five albums at the almost halfway point of the year.

1a/1b. Myles Kennedy's Year of the Tiger and Tremonti's A Dying Machine
3. Breaking Benjamin's Ember
4. Owl City's Cinematic
5. Sevendust's All I See Is War

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« Reply #83 on: June 12, 2018, 10:35:55 PM »
messa and augury are ones i need to check out for sure, been spinning monolithe too and it's ok but there's only a few tracks i really like (A, F, G mostly)

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« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2018, 10:23:10 PM »
Alright, down to only 36 albums in my 2018 queue that still need to be ranked........

Also there has been another change in my top 10...

1. Messa - Feast for Water (Bluesy Jazzy Doom Metal)
2. Ostura - The Room (Symphonic Progressive Metal)
3. Oceans of Slumber - The Banished Heart (Progressive Metal)
4. Solar Fields - Ourdom (Ambient Downtempo)
5. Thy Catafalque - Geometria (Avant-Garde Metal)
6. Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs (Progressive Death/Folk Metal)
7. Аркона - Kram (Pagan Black/Folk Metal)
8. Toundra - Vortex (Post Rock)
9. Monolith - Nebula septem (Atmospheric Doom/Sludge)
10. Augury - Illusive Golden Age (Technical Progressive Death Metal)

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« Reply #85 on: June 13, 2018, 10:34:56 PM »
new ly gato is okay but i sort of feel the well has run dry, there's a few songs i like and the rest are just...... there