• BESTIAL BLACK METAL / WAR METAL BAND LIST (UPDATED OCTOBER 1, 2014)

    Lug 27 2014, 6:14 di Necrologue

  • My favorite (mostly metal) albums of 2010 - Final list!

    Dic 30 2010, 23:55 di hurricane_mario

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it. Though, I'm just realizing that my taste has shifted away from metal even more this year...

    This is my final list, containing almost every album I have listened to which came out in 2010. I will not be updating this entry any more unless someone enlightens me to something super-fantastic that came out this year that I missed. I can’t believe 2010 is over already, it seems like yesterday it was new years eve, and now it is tomorrow again. I will likely not do a list like this again next year, its too much work. But it's been fun and a good way to keep track of the excessive amounts of music I like. Perhaps next year just a top 20 and other great ones.

    A playlist including one song off each of the top 20 albums and 7 other songs, is up on my blog as of 1/9/11. …
  • My Favorite albums of 2010. Updated 12/3

    Set 1 2010, 19:10 di hurricane_mario

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it.

    Keep in mind, I am rating these albums as a whole, not judging it based on the quality of particular songs. For example, if there are no songs that stand out as good, but the album is a concept album that reveals to me the meaning of life through music, it would probably be #1. Production is a BIG part of my review process as well, it's 2010 so I want my albums to sound futuristic, refined and shiny!

    Top 10 in order, rest of categories are alphabetical.

    " ...dissapointment" Where albums I really wanted did not meet or exceed expectations.

    bold is a must-listen!!

    And please comment, either to debate my reviews or to recommend me albums I don't know about!

  • My favorite albums of 2010 - Updated regularly with my thoughts/reviews!

    Feb 9 2010, 23:16 di hurricane_mario

    New version without reviews. This is the one I will continue to update. - http://www.last.fm/user/hurricane_mario/journal/2010/09/01/3vx1pl_my_favorite_albums_of_2010._updated_91

    I am fairly open-minded (as you should be), so expect any genre in here, though metal is definitely my favorite. However, I usually won't bother to review non-metal releases unless it's one of the extremes - really good, or really bad and I feel like trashing it.

    Keep in mind, I am rating these albums as a whole, not judging it based on the quality of particular songs. For example, if there are no songs that stand out as good, but the album is a concept album that reveals to me the meaning of life through music, it would probably be #1. Production is a BIG part of my review process as well, it's 2010 so I want my albums to sound futuristic, refined and shiny!

    And please comment, either to debate my reviews or to recommend me albums I don't know about!

    * = These albums are on my blogspot... click the link in my profile if you want to hear them.
  • 2010 releases [last update: 4 September]

    Gen 24 2010, 20:45 di Frosthark

    Ratings range from 1 to 10. They are completely subjective and only measure how much I like given release, not how "good" it is. They may change over time.
    Latest updates in bold.

    1349 – Demonoir 5

    A Forest of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves of Spring 8
    Abigor - Time Is the Sulphur in the Veins of the Saint 4
    Abscess - Dawn of Inhumanity 5
    ABUSER - Threats Of Fate 6
    Abusiveness – Trioditis 7
    Acid Drinkers - Fishdick Zwei - The Dick Is Rising Again 7
    Aderlating - Dying of the Light 6
    Agrezzior – Domination 8
    Akala – Doublethink 9
    Alcest - Écailles De Lune 8,5
    Algor Mortis - Die Freiheit Des Denkenden Geistes 7,5
    Altar of Plagues – Tides 6
    Angst Skvadron - Sweet Poison 8
    Annihilator – Annihilator 5
    Antares Predator - Twilight of the Apocalypse 8
    Apostle Of Solitude - Last Sunrise 7
    Arsis - Starve for the Devil 4
    Ash Pool - For Which He Plies The Lash 6
    Autechre – Oversteps 5,5

    Bastard Priest - Under the Hammer of Destruction 8,5
  • A Running Tally, Phaze III - 2010

    Dic 7 2009, 14:37 di Bromadrosis

    Didn't do one of these for 2009 on last.fm... That was a mistake. Time to get back to work.
    Principle is the same. All new releases I hear will receive a score out of 100. Updates will happen periodically. Scores may evolve slightly over time, though there won't be any big jumps.

    Scoring table:

    [100] = If it comes to a choice between buying a pill that'll cure your child's cancer or this, buy this.
    [90-99] = Essential. Create an unholy army of flying zombie monkeys to help you obtain this!
    [80-89] = Excellent shizzle, recommended to all. Unless, of course, you're a poothead with vile taste in music stuff.
    [70-79] = Still pretty good, if somewhat unremarkable. Mostly only for fans of the band/genre.
    [60-69] = Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. Approach with caution and keep your finger hovering over the button that releases the hounds.
    [50-59] = Mediocre. Only for the true collector with more money than good taste.
    [40-49] = Horse manure by any other name... But hey, at least you got a spare jewel case now.