Re: Looking Forward To
- From: "GoPack!!" <pack.attack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 01:08:30 GMT
"DarkOne" <DarkOne@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> This newsgroup has been quiet the last few days. Let's try and stir it
I'll try to help, but stirring this place up is like trying to stir up a
graveyard. It's an impossible task.
> What albums are you looking forward to for 2005
The Nevermore and Opeth were highly awaited by me. The Nevermore disc is
awesome. There's a lot to it and it gets better for me the more I play it.
It's a big time grower, and it's got staying power too.
I've only been able to spin the Opeth two or three times, so I can't say for
sure. It sounds promising, but you kind of have to be in the mood for it.
Opeth isn't really the most seamless listen from start to finish.
> Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys - The Legacy
> Vision Divine - The Perfect Machine
> Allen/Lande Project
> Symphony X - New one (I think it is due this year).
I could care less about Helloween these days.
Vision Divine is something I'll look forward too. I actually wasn't aware
that they would have one out this year. Their last one was in my top 5 last
Allen/Lande is a dissapointment for me. It just doesn't stand out to me as
being anything special, and I've like multiple other projects that these
guys have done moreso than this.
Symphony X is always a big hit with me. Russell Allen is at his very best
with them. Romeo is a very kickass guitarist as well, and he's always a
highlight for me.
> I admit the Helloween album makes me wary, since it is a rename of a
> classic album (two albums in this case). Unlike QR, though, Helloween
> hasn't gone that far from that classic sound.
These guys are done, and have been done for a long time. It's been long
overdue for them to hang em up. Just my opinion.
> I never rank Vision Divine that highly when thinking of my favorite
> bands, but their last album, Stream of Consciousnesses, ranks up there
> with Labyrinth's Return to Heaven Denied (gee, I wonder why). I'm
> looking forward to the next one.
> Still waiting to hear the following:
> Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic Calling
> Dream Theater - Octavarium
> Russell Allen - Atomic Soul
The Pagans Mind is pretty good, but it's not up to the level of Celestial
Entrance. It's a little less catchy, and just isn't all that overly
interesting. Good disc, but it was a slight dissapointment for me. Still,
I'd take these guys over 98 percent of the Power Prog bands out there.
Dream Theater - I never gave it much of a chance. I was hoping they would
stay heavy like ToT , and they seemingly went the other way and got pretty
light. Some day I may give it a real shot, but that day isn't really close
Russell Allen -- some like it, some hate it. It's a classic rock/hard rock
disc and not really all that metal. It didn't much appeal to me, but I went
into it with a bad attitude about the whole thing.
> At this point, I'll probably wait for ProgPower to buy these (and many
> many more, I'm sure).
> Steve in Philly
This has been a strange year for me in metal. I've found myself liking more
death/heavier stuff, and tiring of the countless sound alike prog and power
bands. Still, some prog and power bands are getting thru to me, but my top
10 has a lot of harsher stuff in it.
My #1 is now Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
#2 Scar Symmetry - Symmetric In Design -- Soilwork/Swano kind of thing.
This is the best melodic death disc I've ever heard. It's incredibly catchy
and pretty accessible for those that are open minded to a little growling
mixed with highly catchy, almost commercial sounding clean vox.
#3 Kreator - Enemy Of God -- I liked it right from the start and it's stayed
high all year.
#4 November's Doom - Pale Haunt Departure - Kind of Opeth like. Mixes death
and clean vox. Also reminds me a bit of Katatonia
That's my top 4 for sure right now. After that it gets hard to judge.
Other discs I've really liked are....
Pantommind - Shade Of Fate
Circus Maximus - The 1st Chaper
Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny Of Souls
Kamelot - The Black Halo
Lalu - Oniric Metal
Lee Z - Shadowlands
Communic - Conspiracy in Mind
there's more, but I can't think of them right now.
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