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Albums that have amazed me so far this year. It's more of a personal list so i don't get that messy with all those bands and releases. It goes mostly from Progressive, Symphonic, Power to Death stuff, some folk and Gothic also.

Created by: Ap46 | 02.04.2013

1. Dreadnought - Lifewoven
Progressive Folk Metal 10/10. Masterpiece.
2. Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn
Atmospheric Black metal 9.5/10 Instant Classic. Although it belongs to the BM genre, folk elements outlive everything else.
3. Shade Empire - Omega Arcane
Symphonic Black Metal 9/10 Well, i should change the introduction, this album is a amazing.
4. Leprous - Coal
Progressive Metal 9/10. Increible and outstanding prog, with huge vocals and dark Atmosphere.
5. Tarja - Colours in the Dark
Symphonic Metal 9/10
6. ReVamp - Wild Card
Progressive Symphonic Metal 9/10
7. Sirenia - Perils of the Deep Blue
Symphonic Gothic Metal 9/10. I really loved the album, it helped i wasn't expecting a new At Sixes and Sevens. Good riffs, arrangements and even though it gets pretty formulaic, songs like Stille Kom Dodem makes this effort a must-listen.
8. Reign of The Architect - Rise
Symphonic Progressive Metal 8.5/10 One of my favourites so far! It's so versatile!
9. Clutch - Earth Rocker
Stoner Metal 8.5/10 Incredible! Stoner Metal and Hard rock merged in this astonishing release.
10. Lost In the Riots - Stranger in the Alps
Instrumental Post-Metal 8.5/10 Instrumental post-metal with some stoner and incredible musicianship
11. Amorphis - Circle
Heavy Metal 8.5/10 I just loved the new album. Quite Catchy and Heavy.
12. Persefone - Spiritual Migration
Progressive Metal 8.5/10 Progressive metal as good as it gets.
13. Intronaut - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones)
Post-Metal 8.5/10 With touches of sludge here and there it's a just awesome.
14. Omnium Gatherum - Beyond
Melodic Death Metal 8/10 Very good Melodeath album overall.
15. Amberian Dawn - Re-Evolution
Symphonic Power Metal 8/10 Best of Amberian Dawn with new vocalist. Refreshing Change indeed.
16. Lovijatar - Hämärän Kulkija
Folk Metal 8/10 Finnish folk. Do i need to say something else?
17. Helloween - Straight Out of Hell
Power Metal. 8/10. Impressive effort from the pumpkins
18. Serenity - War of Ages
Symphonic Metal 7.5/10 Pretty Varied, and those Symphonic arrangements don't drown the guitars at all.
19. Fractal Gates - Beyond The Self
Melodic Death Metal 7.5/10 Good Melodeath with Dan Swano in a few tracks.
20. Avantasia - The Mystery of Time
Symphonic Metal 7.5/10 With those amazing guest, high quality is assured.
21. Dream Theater - Dream Theater
Progressive Metal 7/10 Few tracks are killers but half of it is just a big meh.
22. Tristania - Darkest White
Gothic Metal 7/10. Pretty straight foward with some melancholy in it, though some track are fillers.
23. Delain - Interlude
Symphonic Metal 7/10. Good new tracks with nice live. A bit poppy.
24. Dark Tranquillity - Construct
Melodic Death metal 7/10. Pretty standard Melodeath with some good tracks.
25. Visions Of Atlantis - Ethera
Symphonic Metal 7/10 A refreshing approach to Symphonic Metal. Catchy and easy on the ears.

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