04:37 - Apothecary Ha, I was listening to that Written In Waters album the other night actually. Unbelievable that that album came out in 95, considering what else was being released for BM back then. Totally ahead of the game
Eluveitie - Spirit After so much searching for a good folk metal band, I finally find this. Amazing combination of gothenburg and folk metal.
Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse This one was an awful surprise for me of course. After so many great and memorable albums, MMA is released... for my disappointment.
Kalmah - The Black Waltz The album that pushed me away from Kalmah. I rather hear something melodic and enjoyable than these blackish vocals and awful rough guitar riffs.
Machine Head - The Blackening Probably the biggest surprise in years. After some mediocre albums, comes this thrash pearl. Couldn't imagine Machine Head playing 10 minute songs with (great) solos popping everywhere.
Metallica - Death Magnetic A surprise to all of us I guess. After the hard-rock era from 'Load' and the Thing from 'St. Anger', they come up with something between '... and Justice for all' and the Black album.
Within Temptation - The Silent Force After a 'Mother Earth' masterpiece this comes out four years later. Why wait four years for something that I could hear in any Evanescence album or from any other commercial gothic band. Such a shame.
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