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« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2008, 12:06:13 PM »

2008 Disappointments
Yngwie Malmsteen - Perpetual Flame
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Death Angel-Killling Season
scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch

Yup...all 3 left me disappointed...my expectations were too high, I suppose...
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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2008, 12:59:44 PM »

That's the cool thing about these lists, if we would all agree it would be quite boring...

For example, I also left the latest Metallica off my Top 20
While my initial reaction was quite positive; after the dust settled, I asked myself if Death Magnetic was a release from an unknown band, would I give it more than a few spins? and the honest truth was probably not...
Something's missing; it just feels like an unfinished album, especially the weak production, can't really see this standing the test of time.

Flame away if you'd like!
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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2008, 09:16:53 AM »

Will post mine soon, I keep swapping things in and out.
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2008, 03:14:26 PM »

Final list, top 20-

1.   Volbeat- Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
2.   Sabaton- The Art of War
3.   Holy Martyr- Hellenic Warrior Spirit
4.   Forefather- Steadfast
5.   Stormwarrior- Heading Northe
6.   Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
7.   Theocracy- Mirror Of Souls
8.   Equilibrium- Sagas
9.   Grand Magus- Iron Will
10.   Hail of Bullets- …Of Frost and War
11.   Metallica- Death Magnetic
12.   Jon Oliva’s Pain- Global Warning
13.   Pyramaze- Immortal
14.   Testament- The Formation of Damnation
15.   Pharaoh- Be Gone
16.   Manilla Road- Voyager
17.   Ironsword- Overlords of Chaos
18.   Alestorm- Captain Morgan’s Revenge
19.   Dragonforce- Ultra Beatdown
20.   Judas Priest- Nostradamus

Disappointments-
Edguy
Gn'R
Judas Priest

Surprises-
That I hadn't even heard of 6 of these bands a year ago
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2008, 03:22:07 PM »

2008 Disappointments
Yngwie Malmsteen - Perpetual Flame
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Death Angel-Killling Season
scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch scratch

Yup...all 3 left me disappointed...my expectations were too high, I suppose...
Sorry but the Death Angel was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2008, 07:00:04 PM »

Final list, top 20-

1.   Volbeat- Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
2.   Sabaton- The Art of War
3.   Holy Martyr- Hellenic Warrior Spirit
4.   Forefather- Steadfast
5.   Stormwarrior- Heading Northe
6.   Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
7.   Theocracy- Mirror Of Souls
8.   Equilibrium- Sagas
9.   Grand Magus- Iron Will
10.   Hail of Bullets- …Of Frost and War
11.   Metallica- Death Magnetic
12.   Jon Oliva’s Pain- Global Warning
13.   Pyramaze- Immortal
14.   Testament- The Formation of Damnation
15.   Pharaoh- Be Gone
16.   Manilla Road- Voyager
17.   Ironsword- Overlords of Chaos
18.   Alestorm- Captain Morgan’s Revenge
19.   Dragonforce- Ultra Beatdown
20.   Judas Priest- Nostradamus

Disappointments-
Edguy
Gn'R
Judas Priest

Surprises-
That I hadn't even heard of 6 of these bands a year ago

Surely IRONSWORD is better than the new MANILLA ROAD by a million miles.
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2008, 07:30:34 AM »

Final list, top 20-

1.   Volbeat- Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
2.   Sabaton- The Art of War
3.   Holy Martyr- Hellenic Warrior Spirit
4.   Forefather- Steadfast
5.   Stormwarrior- Heading Northe
6.   Amon Amarth- Twilight of the Thunder God
7.   Theocracy- Mirror Of Souls
8.   Equilibrium- Sagas
9.   Grand Magus- Iron Will
10.   Hail of Bullets- …Of Frost and War
11.   Metallica- Death Magnetic
12.   Jon Oliva’s Pain- Global Warning
13.   Pyramaze- Immortal
14.   Testament- The Formation of Damnation
15.   Pharaoh- Be Gone
16.   Ironsword- Overlords of Chaos
17.   Manilla Road- Voyager
18.   Alestorm- Captain Morgan’s Revenge
19.   Dragonforce- Ultra Beatdown
20.   Judas Priest- Nostradamus

Disappointments-
Edguy
Gn'R
Judas Priest

Surprises-
That I hadn't even heard of 6 of these bands a year ago

Surely IRONSWORD is better than the new MANILLA ROAD by a million miles.

Yeah, I should reverse those two.  Agreed.
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2008, 12:38:52 PM »

K-I thought you hated "Nostradamus", how did it make your list (by default, perhaps)  eek
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2008, 02:21:42 PM »

K-I thought you hated "Nostradamus", how did it make your list (by default, perhaps)  eek

When paired down to 10 songs, which I've done, I don't mind it too much.

Plus, I only bought 25 08 albums, so it's near the bottom as it is.  lol
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2008, 02:23:29 PM »

K-I thought you hated "Nostradamus", how did it make your list (by default, perhaps)  eek

When paired down to 10 songs, which I've done, I don't mind it too much.

Plus, I only bought 25 08 albums, so it's near the bottom as it is.  lol
yeah but that is cheating....You have to judge the album on it's merits as a whole.
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« Reply #25 on: December 31, 2008, 02:36:42 PM »

1. Cooper, Alice “Along Came A Spider”
2. Darkane “Demonic Art”
3. Septic Flesh “Communion”
4. Volbeat “Guitar Gansters and Cadillac Blood”
5. Lanfear “X To The Power Of Ten”
6. Rage “Carved In Stone”
7. Opeth “Watershed”
8. Paradox “Electrify”
9. Perzonal War “Bloodline”
10 Esoteric "The Maniacal Veil"
11. Jon Oliva’s Pain “Global Warning”
12. Soilent Green “Inevitable Collapse In The Presence of Conviction”
13. Metallica “Death Magnetic”
14. Manilla Road “Voyager”
15. Whitesnake “Good To Be Bad”
16. Zero Hour “Dark Deceiver”
17. Testament “The Formation of Damnation”
18. Def Leppard “Songs From The Sparkle Lounge”
19. Enslaved “Vertebrae”
20. Tesla “Forever More”

General comments:

Def Leppard tops Enslaved. No   It's both good and bad.  I seriously enjoyed the new Def Leppard, as dumb as that may be, and the new Enslaved is, as of now, my least favorite in the catalog.

The new Alice Cooper is now officially my favorite since Welcome to My Nightmare and I love and own all Alice's albums. eek2

I still have 5 2008 albums coming the mail that I'm guaranteed to love:

Secret Sphere "Sweet Blood Theory"
Hammers of Misfortune "Fields/Church of Broken Glass"
Cynic "Traced in Air"
Serenity "Fallen Sanctuary"
Theocracy "Mirror of Souls"

So, my list will change in the future.
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« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2008, 03:54:10 PM »

Wow, best Alice Cooper release since Welcome To My Nightmare you say, and your #1 pick of the year???
Sounds too good to be true, but you truly picked my curiosity on something I shamefully didn't even bother to consider... until NOW!

BTW, nice list Mak  Cool
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« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2008, 05:18:52 PM »

Wow, best Alice Cooper release since Welcome To My Nightmare you say, and your #1 pick of the year???
Sounds too good to be true, but you truly picked my curiosity on something I shamefully didn't even bother to consider... until NOW!

BTW, nice list Mak  Cool


Well, to put it in context, I've loved his last three albums, Eyes of Alice Cooper, Dirty Diamonds and of course, the new album.  I already thought Dirty Diamonds held that mark, being better than some gems in between Welcome and now.  So if you enjoyed what you heard of those previous two, I prefer the new album to those.  The albums it had to compete with to hold that title were Dirty Diamonds, The Last Temptation, From The Inside and Goes To Hell.  To a lesser extent, Zipper Catches Skin and Raise Your Fist and Yell.  Those are the big albums for me since the "golden" age of AC.

Also, Bleak posted saying he thought the new one sucked and was possible the worst Alice Cooper ever.  I think he's insane but clearly there are some differing opinions.  Of course, in this case, I'm right. Cool

Thanks for the compliment.  I never realize how wide my tastes can be till I put together my year end lists.  Then I just scratch my head and chuckle at how weird it looks.
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2008, 05:20:20 PM »

Mak,
Bleak is a HUGE Alice Cooper fanboy and he even said the new album was not good. 
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« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2008, 05:59:37 PM »

Mak,
Bleak is a HUGE Alice Cooper fanboy and he even said the new album was not good. 

I'm in the same boat.  I own and enjoy every Alice Cooper album.  I think he's crazy.  It's not even that different.  Besides, how does one refute the +80 enjoyable times I've listened to the album?
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