2011 Stuff I Spun A Lot (last update: February 2012)


In order roughly, by the number of spins. A lot = A LOT. So when I give ten more spins to the rest of the albums I've listened to, and forgot to rate most probably, this will grow larger. Or not. I'm making this for me anyway.

Created by: Milena | 16.01.2012



1. Subsignal - Touchstones
Progressive rock/metal. First it seemed like it was just another fine release, but after a couple of spins I fell so much in love with it, it now rivals my all-time favorite albums. The joys of love. Guess that's because of the very essence of Sieges Even/Subsignal in its fibres.
2. Symphony X - Iconoclast
Progressive metal. Ya, I thought this would be boring and the new Dream Theater would be decent, so you can go ahead and shoot me. SyX just slays on this one, no questions asked.
3. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times
Amorphis metal. They've done it again.
4. Pain Of Salvation - Road Salt Two
Genuine bluesy/retro prog. Genuine pain. Much more honest than the first Road Salt, although I enjoy that one too.
5. Iced Earth - Dystopia
Heavy/power metal. Nothing like a nice singer transition. Not that I had much against Barlow, but when Stu Block joined the band, my interest piqued. I've enjoyed Dystopia greatly.
6. Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
Power metal with substance. Kids, this is how it's done.
7. Wolverine - Communication Lost
Emotional progressive metal. Maybe a tad less enjoyable than their previous album but kick-ass nonetheless.
8. Van Canto - Break The Silence
Catchy power metal. Ya, I might be alone in this. I don't care.
9. Insomnium - One For Sorrow
Melodic death metal. Insomnium's "same old" is pretty much awesome in my book.
10. X-Panda - Flight Of Fancy
Almost instrumental prog/fusion. This is FUN.
11. Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
Melodic death metal. Pretty epic, and I usually hate "epic".
12. The Man-Eating Tree - Harvest
Gothic metal. Emotive vocals and crafty musicians behind them make this a very worthy release.
13. Poisonblack - Drive
Some try-hard Suomi metal saved by an awful lot of bluesy tendencies, which I liked a lot more than their last year's failure.
14. Shadowside - Inner Monster Out
Badass power metal. And one of the best vocalists to emerge last year.
15. Ravenscry - One Way Out
Top tier gothic metal, this lacks just a bit more substance and experience.
16. Sacred Ally - Reality Hammer
Proggy thrash. Mean riffs over mean riffs over mean riffs.
17. Before The Dawn - Deathstar Rising
Melodic death metal. Meant as a soundtrack for winter. Not as strong as a usual Finnish winter but it can pass in my Serbian climate. Tuomas, you get a nice grade from me at last.
18. Voyager - The Meaning Of I
Quirky proggy goodness. If you're into Voyager, you know what to expect; if not, boy, you're in for a surprise.
19. Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
This is essentially a Led Zep album. Now, I don't wet my panties over Led Zep. But I do love this.
20. Autumn - Cold Comfort
Bleak, bleak and cold; I'll spin it again this year in November.
21. Fluxious - Why So Serious?
This is that jazz with heavy distortion everyone and their mother fell in love with this year.
22. Ava Inferi - Onyx
This lovely doomy/gothic metal act from Portugal is bound to leave you speechless.
23. Derek Sherinian - Oceana
Instrumental prog. I've spent a lot of hot steamy nights under the blanket with this, and I look forward to exploring Derek's previous albums more.
24. Lantlôs - Agape
I've listened to quite a bit of some darker stuff I haven't heard before this year, but this post/shoegaze black act has gotten the most listens. Quite a lovely little album that could last longer.



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30.01.2012 - 19:09
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
So you mean( ofcourse from your list)!!! Havok's Time is Up do not qualify in your stuff/ it's too bad to even give a spin once?!!
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30.01.2012 - 19:12
Milena
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Written by Cynic Metalhead on 30.01.2012 at 19:09

So you mean( ofcourse from your list)!!! Havok's Time is Up do not qualify in your stuff/ it's too bad to even give a spin once?!!

Done it a couple of times. Something about it escapes me so I'll probably revisit it at some point.
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30.01.2012 - 19:26
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Written by Milena on 30.01.2012 at 19:12

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 30.01.2012 at 19:09

So you mean( ofcourse from your list)!!! Havok's Time is Up do not qualify in your stuff/ it's too bad to even give a spin once?!!

Something about it escapes me


What creeps you babe??
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30.01.2012 - 21:30
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 30.01.2012 at 19:26

What creeps you babe??

Well, halfway through my third I remembered I'm not really into thrash anyway and this is the living proof?
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04.03.2012 - 17:07
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Grayceon not good enough for this proggerpillar? I think its the only album which might cross my current playlist with yours.
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04.03.2012 - 17:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Wanted to change the tpoic title cause now it still has an incorrect word in it (spinned), but apparently can't do it.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.03.2012 - 17:31
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:28

Wanted to change the tpoic title cause now it still has an incorrect word in it (spinned), but apparently can't do it.

Well just damn, this will be a stain in my resume
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04.03.2012 - 17:32
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by 3rdWorld on 04.03.2012 at 17:07

Grayceon not good enough for this proggerpillar? I think its the only album which might cross my current playlist with yours.

Not saying it wasn't good, but I didn't play it enough.
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04.03.2012 - 17:46
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 04.03.2012 at 17:31

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:28

Wanted to change the tpoic title cause now it still has an incorrect word in it (spinned), but apparently can't do it.

Well just damn, this will be a stain in my resume


Precisely
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04.03.2012 - 17:47
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:46

Precisely

Oh well, not like the English in all my posts is on a high level anyway, might as well have this
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04.03.2012 - 17:54
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 04.03.2012 at 17:47

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:46

Precisely

Oh well, not like the English in all my posts is on a high level anyway, might as well have this


Verb inflexion mistakes are considered amongst the worst mistakes to be made
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.03.2012 - 17:56
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:54

Verb inflexion mistakes are considered amongst the worst mistakes to be made

Did anyone ever tell you you're not too good at comforting others?
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04.03.2012 - 17:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 04.03.2012 at 17:56


Did anyone ever tell you you're not too good at comforting others?


Why would I want to comfort you? I am here to confront, not to comfort
Comforting people when it comes to such mistakes only breeds incapable and weak people
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.03.2012 - 18:09
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:59

Why would I want to comfort you? I am here to confront, not to comfort
Comforting people when it comes to such mistakes only breeds incapable and weak people

I was trying to joke. Geez, first I turn out to be the "fix your grammer morans" girl, and now I'm the anti-joke chicken... quite loving this self-discovery thing
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04.03.2012 - 18:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 04.03.2012 at 18:09

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 17:59

Why would I want to comfort you? I am here to confront, not to comfort
Comforting people when it comes to such mistakes only breeds incapable and weak people

I was trying to joke. Geez, first I turn out to be the "fix your grammer morans" girl, and now I'm the anti-joke chicken... quite loving this self-discovery thing


what is a moran?
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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04.03.2012 - 18:14
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 04.03.2012 at 18:11

what is a moran?

It's a moron

What's with all this spam, aren't you supposed to be staff? shoo, shoo, before Craig shoots us
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