Thumbs up: +8
Rating:
10 - Allmost impossible to get. The band need to create something astronomical good.
9 - Only the best albums of the year gets this.
8 - A really good album on all levels.
7 - A good album, but nothing special.
6 - An average album with some good songs.
5 - Not a good album, maybe 1 or 2 good songs.
4 and below - I rather not waste my time on it...

Created by: zarahuztra | 12.03.2014



1. -------9-------
2. Behemoth - The Satanist
polish blackened death
3. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
german prog power
4. Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
german technical death
5. Opeth - Pale Communion
swedish prog rock
6. Aenaon - Extance
greek prog black death
7. A Sense Of Gravity - Travail
american jazzrockmetal metalcore
8. Christian Muenzner - Beyond The Wall Of Sleep
german instrumental technical death
9. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
norwegian avant-garde rock
10. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
american jazzmetall djent
11. Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
american instrumental prog
12. Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly
german prog thrash
13. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
finnish melo death
14. Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
american atmospheric melodic death
15. Voyager - V
australian prog power
16. Distorted Harmony - Chain Reaction
israeli prog power
17. -------8-------
18. Gazpacho - Demon
norwegian atmospheric prog rock
19. The Contortionist - Language
prog metalcore
20. Rodrigo Y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive
mexican flamenco
21. Agalloch - The Serpent And The Sphere
american atmospheric black folk
22. Spectral Lore - III
8
23. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 02: Parallel Infinities, The Abscinded Universe
8
24. John McLaughlin - The Boston Record
english guitarist jazzrock
25. Periphery - Clear
american djent prog math
26. Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
australian prog power
27. Ian Anderson - Homo Eraticcus
english prog rock
28. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
american tech melo death
29. The Algorithm - OCTOPUS4
french djent electronica
30. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
american heavy power
31. Devin Townsend - Casualties Of Cool
canadian atmospheric country rock
32. Amoral - Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows
finnish prog power
33. Septicflesh - Titan
greek extreme symphonic
34. Vintersorg - Naturbål
swedish folk
35. Pryapisme - Blastbit Rococollider
french 8-bit
36. Stilva - Gemini Act 1 I norwegian sci fi prog power
37. Chelsea Grin - Ashes To Ashes
american prog deathcore
38. Millie & Andrea - Drop The Vowels
english jungle
39. D'AccorD - D'AccorD III
norwegian prog rock
40. Destiny Potato - Lun
serbian djent melo metalcore
41. IQ - The Road Of Bones
english prog rock
42. Marty Friedman - Inferno
american prog neo classic heavy
43. Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
american blackened thrash
44. Monuments - The Amanuensis
8
45. Sithu Aye - Pulse
8
46. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
8
47. Tusmørke - Riset Bak Speilet
8
48. Kaukasus - I
8
49. Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
8
50. Venetian Snares - My Love Is A Bulldozer
8
51. Psycrence - A Frail Deception
8
52. Assimilate - ep
8
53. Cormorant - Earth Diver
8
54. Stamina - Perseverance
8
55. Manes - Teeth, Toes And Other Trinkets [Compilation]
8
56. Anup Sastry - Lion
ep
57. Imaginator - Imaginator
ep
58. Words Of Farewell - The Black Wild Yonder
8
59. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
8
60. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
8
61. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
8
62. Khonsu - Traveller
8
63. Los Random - Pidanoma
8
64. Anubis Gate - Horizons
8
65. Motorpsycho - Behind The Sun
8
66. We All Die (Laughing) - Thoughtscanning
8
67. Brimstone - Mannsverk
8
68. The Antikythera Mechanism - Pathos
8
69. Shades of Black - Ocean
7
70. Glass Hammer - Ode To Echo
7
71. Appearance Of Nothing - A New Beginning
7
72. Lies Of Nazca - Aleph
7
73. Mayan - Antagonise
7
74. Cullooden - Silent Scream
7
75. Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us
7
76. Dan Johansen - Power Suite
7
77. Atmospheres - Atmospheres
7
78. The Blue Prison - Rosetta
7
79. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
7
80. Vital Science - Imaginations Of The Subject Of Infinity
7
81. Existem - Phoenix
7
82. Actress - Ghettoville
7
83. Pervy Perkin - Ink
7
84. Lee Bannon - Alternate/Endings
7
85. Whitechapel - Our Endless War
7
86. Epitimia - (Un)reality
7
87. Mechina - Xenon
7
88. Stream Of Passion - A War Of Our Own
7
89. Thoughts Factory - Lost
7
90. Al-Namrood - Heen Yadhar Al Ghasq
7
91. Casey Crescendo - Amour & Attrition
7
92. Saga - Sagacity
7
93. Serdce - Timelessness
7
94. Yes - Heaven & Earth
7
95. The Unguided - Fragile Immortality
7
96. Manes - Vntreve
ep
97. Seven Impale - City Of The Sun
7
98. Symbiose - Like All Shamans - 7
99. Stam1na - SLK
7
100. Shokran - Supreme Truth
7
101. Ring Of Fire - Battle Of Leningrad
7
102. Kanding Ray - Solens Arc
7
103. Trollfest - Kaptein Kaos
7
104. James LaBrie - I Will Not Break
ep
105. Strandhugg - Norn
7
106. Astra - Broken Balance
7
107. Alcest - Shelter
7
108. AnovA - Omnis
7
109. Miroist - Curve
7
110. Hardcore Anal Hydrogen - The Talas Of Satan
7
111. Astral Display - Breath
7
112. Maahlas - Nightmare Years
7
113. Sothoros - Overneath
7
114. Pet Slimmers Of The Year - Fragments Of Uniforms
7
115. Akbal - Of Darkness And Light
7
116. The Birds Of Satan - The Birds Of Satan
7
117. A Feast For Kings - Hell On Earth
7
118. Anathema - Distant Satellites
7
119. Buckethead - Pike 43
6
120. The Wisdoom - Hypothalamus
6
121. Sovereign - Sovereign 6
122. Pyrrhon - The Mother Of Virtues
6
123. Betraying The Martyrs - Phantom
6
124. Hour Of Penance - Regicide
6
125. Bigelf - Into The Maelstrom
6
126. Osian - Rhizome
6
127. Burzum - The Ways Of Yore
6
128. Phaze I - Uprising
6
129. Frequency Drift - Over
6
130. Intervals - A Voice Within
6
131. The Kennedy Veil - Trinity Of Falsehood
6
132. A Dying God - Anthems To Ascension [ep]
6
133. Nasheim - Solens Vemod
6
134. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
6
135. Arkona - Yav
5
136. Kel'Thuz - The Nihilist
5
137. Within Temptation - Hydra
5
138. Moron Police - Defenders of the Small Yard
3
139. Pellek - Power Rangers Megamix
2
140. .
141. not rated yet:
142. .
143. Abandon Hope - Settle The Score
144. Abstract - Lightheory
145. A.C.T. - Circus Pandemonium
146. Achenar - Sacret Duality
ep
147. Adamantra - Act II Silent Narratives
148. Adventure - Caught In The We
149. A Dying God - Anthems To Acension
ep
150. Aeneis - Hypothesis
ep
151. Aeons - Harbour The Existence
ep
152. Aeon Zen - Ephemera
153. Ageless Oblivion - Penthos
154. A Hill To Die Upon - Holy Despair
155. Aittala - Effigy
156. Akbal - Of Darkness And Light
157. Akeldama - Akeldama
158. Among The Thorns - The Rebirthing
159. Ancient Ascendant - Echoes And Cinder
160. Ancient Pariah - Pillars Of Hate
ep
161. Anthelion - Obsidian Plume
162. Anup Sastry - Titan
ep
163. Any Face - Perpetual Motion Of Deceit
164. Archspire - The Lucid Collective
165. A Red Nightmare - A Red Nightmare
166. Arjuna's Eye - The Invisible Landscape
167. Aronious - Truth In Perception
168. Arteries - Layers
169. Art Far Away - Verisimilitude & The Second Estate
170. Arthedain - The Light Of The Moon
171. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
172. A Secret River - Colours Of Solitude
173. Ashen Horde - Sanguinum Vindicta
174. Aspherium - The Fall Of Therenia
175. Asylum - Committed - ep
176. Atlantica - Memorias De Una Luz Entre Las Sombras
177. Atlas Concept - Atlas Concept
178. A Traitor's Pact - Reconstruction Of A Shattered Mind
ep
179. Balrog - Minas Morgul
180. Benevolent - The Covenant
181. Ben Frost - Aurora
182. Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
183. Beyond The Setting Sun - The Villain
184. Black Tounge - Born Hanged
185. Blank Forest - Kayros
186. Bleak Flesh - Transcendence
187. Bloodway - Sunstone Voyager And The Clandestine Horizon
ep
188. Boyfrndz - Breeder
189. Bohemian Groove - Event Horizon
190. Botanist - VI Flora
191. Brian Maillard - Reincarnation
192. Brood Of Hatred - Skinless Agony
193. Burning Dominion - In The Wake Of The Rising Sun
194. Bränd Jord - Ledan & eländet
195. Cacotopia - Inhuman Agitation
196. Cantabile Wind - Deliverance
197. Carrion Kind - The Collapse Of All To Come
198. Cleanup - Sun Life
199. Cold Body Radiation - A Clear Path
200. Collibus - The False Awakening
201. Colossal Figures - Clockwork Dilation
202. ControlState - The Delta Path
203. Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - Zim Zam Zim
204. Crimson Hill - Denied
205. Curse of Wotan - - It eats me​.​.​.​wants me (a shadow​)
206. Cybernetika - Solar Nexus
207. Darkaeon - Nihilism
208. Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn
209. Darkspace - III I
210. Darren Korb - Transistor Original Soundtrack
211. Dawn Of Destiny - F.E.A.R.
212. Deadalus - Remnant Of Oblivion
213. Deep In Hate - Chronicles Of Oblivion
214. Defying - Nexus Artificial
215. Deliberate Chaos - Future changes the past
216. Descend - Wither
217. Desolate Default - The House at R'lyeh
ep
218. Desolate Dreams - The Tree That Never Saw The Sun
219. Destroy Until Improvement - Loop State
220. Det Skandaløse Orkester - No Har De Laget Skandale Igjen!
221. Dialectic Soul - We Are Born From The Pain
222. Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Tief. Tiefer
223. Disforia - The Age Of Ether
224. Disigma - Disigma
ep
225. Diskord - Oscillations
ep
226. Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings
227. Dol Kruug - Eat Me
228. Don Airey - Keyed Up
229. Doom:VS - Earthless
230. Dramatic Morals - Inner Sound
ep
231. Droptide - Droptide
232. Dying Blynd - To Your Stations
ep
233. Dylan Furr - Legator
234. Dyspanic - Enuma Elish
235. Eeuwig Verdriet - The Way To Suicide
236. Eldritch - Tasting The Tears
237. Electric Citizen - Sateen
238. Ellorsith - 1959
239. Emphatica - Winterscape
240. Empty Yard Experiment - Kallisti
241. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
242. Enthroned - Sovereigns
243. Entropia Utopia - The Flourishing of Thesis and Antithesis
244. Eternal Valley - Screams Of Eternal Emptiness
245. Eternal Void - Catharsis
246. Etherna - Forgotten Beholder
247. Ethersens - Your Wandering Ghost
248. Eukaryst - Dreams In The Witch House
249. Exhausted Prayer - Ruined
250. Exist - Sunlight
251. Fisthammer - Infallible
252. Flaming Row - Mirage A Portrayal Of Figures
253. Flashback Of Anger - T.S.R.
254. Focus - Golden Oldies
255. Folge Dem Wind - To Summon Twilight
256. Forces United - Forces United
257. Forever Dawn - The Long Journey Home
258. Forevermore - Telos
259. Forgotten Deity - Winter
260. ForTiorI - Reflection
261. Fountainhead - Fear Is The Enemy
262. Fragments Of The Orient - Somewhere Outside The Present Human Sphere
263. Freak Kitchen - Cooking With Pagans
264. From The Embrace - The Sun Betrays Us To The Night
265. Gardenjia - Materia Oscura
266. Hadal Maw - Senium
267. Halfdream - Kaleidoscope
268. Halcyon Days - Elevate
269. Halcyon Way - Conquer
270. Hazardeur - Rational Gaze
271. Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Enfant Terrible
272. Hemina - Nebulae
273. Hibernal - Replacements
274. Hilastherion - Signs Of The End
275. History Of Fail - Equilibrium
276. Horizon Ablaze - Dødsverk
277. Hortus Animae - Secular Music
278. Humaniac - Abandon The Eternity
279. Hybrid Circle - A Matter Of Faith
280. Icosa - The Skies Are Ours
281. Inanimate Existance - A Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement
282. In My Shiver - Delicate Poison
283. Inferi - The Path Of Apotheosis
284. Infestum - Monuments Of Exalted
285. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
286. InnerHate - Anthropoexodus
287. Insense - DeEvolution
288. Ipsilon - Las Crónicas De Enki
289. Islander - Violence & Destruction
290. Iter Pactum - Diabolical Cruicifixtion
291. Janvs - Nigredo
292. John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess - An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
293. Kari Rueslåtten - Time To Tell
294. Kenziner - The Last Horizon
295. Kevin Suter - Pathways
296. Kinetik - Relativity Speaking
ep
297. King Bong - PINNG, Or the Underwater Adventures of a Young Cthulhu
298. Kraken - Requiem
299. Laibach - Spectre
300. Last Scattering - Eidolon
301. LazerWulf - The Beast Of Left And Right
302. Left Lane Cruiser - Slingshot
303. Leonov - Leonov
304. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
305. Like Thieves - The Wolves At Winter's Edge
306. Lorelei - Lore Of Lies
307. LoreWeaver - Italic
308. Lungorthin - The Shadows Of The Trees
309. Lux Occulta - Kołysanki
310. Lvcifyre - Svn Eater
311. Maat - As We Create The Hope From Above
312. Made Of Hate - Out Of Hate
313. Magistina Saga - Creaith Anthem
314. Make Me A Donut - Olson
315. Mammoth - Polymorphism
316. Manigance - Volte-Face
317. Masal - Viens Des Quatre Vents
318. Mater Thallium - Abandoned By The Sun
319. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
320. Melodius Deite - Episode II - Voyage Through The World Of Fantasy
321. Menace - Impact Velocity
322. Merkabah - Moloch
323. Miasm - Dark Roads
324. Misery Index - The Killing Gods
325. Mindplotter - Depths
326. Misophonia - Vinctus
ep
327. Moonlit Sailor - We Come From Exploding Stars
328. Morost - Solace In Solitude
329. Morowe - S
330. Mortanius - Ethereal Waltz
ep
331. Moto Armonico - Down To Timavo
332. Mysarium - Minimalist
333. Nachtmystium - The World We Left Behind
334. Nagaarum - Eventum Fatali
335. Nebula Orionsis - Summer
ep
336. Necrosy - Promo
337. Need - Orvam: A Song For Home
338. Neo Noir - Agosto
demo
339. Nexilva - Eschatologies
340. Nihternnes - Son Of Sun
341. No Sin Evades His Gaze - Age Of Sedation
342. Nostalgie Depression - November Moon
343. Noturnall - Noturnall
344. Novembers Doom - Bled White
345. Nyksta - Lieka Tik Sienos
346. Obedience To Dictator - The Greater Of Two Evils
347. Oceans Of Night - Midnight Rising
348. Ohrenbetäubende Stille - N°1
349. Old Souls/██████ - Split
350. Omnerod - Ivory Dune
351. Orbifold - Space of others
ep
352. Orcus - Planet Of Silence
353. Overkill - White Devil Armory
354. Overwind - Illustrator
355. Patrons of The Rotting Gate - Misc - I
356. Peculate - The Chain Industry
357. Perceptionist - Evolve
358. Perfect Beings - Perfect Beings
359. Philm - Fire from the Evening Sun
360. Pictura - The Equilibration of Minds Vol. I
361. Planet Epiphany - Alone In The Wasteland
362. Plebian Grandstand - Lowgazers
363. Polyphia - Muse
364. Presto Vivace - Periferia Vital
365. Prophets Of War - The Angel And The Hourglass
366. Protokult - No Beer In Heaven
367. Psychotropic - An Indelible Stain
368. Psygnosis - Human Be[ing]
369. Quintessence Of Versatility - Reveal The Truth
ep
370. Radio 9 - Learn To Walk Through Walls
ep
371. Radio Moscow - Magical Dirt
372. Raster Density - Ov Hands And Bestial Pleasure
373. Requiem For Oblivion - Dark Tales Of Forgotten Mindscapes
374. Ring Of Fire - Battle Of Leningrad
375. Ruinant - EP 2014
376. Salt Of Tusj - Redwings Nest
377. Saor - Aura
378. Scanning Antarctica - Bipolar Winter
379. Scorched By The Flaming Goat - Felony
ep
380. Semargl - Love
381. Separatist - Closure
382. Seventh Seal - The Ghosts Of What We Are
383. Shear - Katharsis
384. Shift - Music For Atheists
385. Short-Stay Mission - Life Signatures
386. Shotgun Cure - Swarm
ep
387. Siegewyrm - Harvest Begins
388. Signalfeide - Fornjot
demo
389. Signals From Saturn - Prodigals
ep
390. Silence The Aria - Act II The Contagion Threshold
391. Silence The Sky - Ancient
392. Sinners - Doom
393. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
394. Skyliner - Outsiders
395. Soap Revelations - Dreamachine
396. Sólstafir - Ótta
397. Son Of Aurelius - Under A Western Sun
398. Sparrows - Mark Of The Beast: Erradiction
399. Spectres - Ghosts Of Revolution
400. Steamforged - The Endless
401. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
402. Stoic Dissention - Autochtcon
403. Stork - Broken Pieces
404. Structural Disorder - The Edge Of Sanity
405. Subject Delta - Petrichor
406. Subscribe - This Moment Will Soon Be Gone
407. Suicide Silence - You Can't Stop Me
408. Super Massive Black Holes - Calculations Of The Ancients
409. Syndemic - For Those In Desperation
410. Tartavara - Last Morning
411. Tartavara - Спевы Памерлых Балот
412. Tellusian - Collision
413. Temnein - 404 B.C.
414. The Bellerophon Project - Mental Abscess
415. The Conjuration - Surreal
416. The Down Troddence - How Are You, We Are Fine, Thank You
417. The Grasshopper Lies Heavy - All Sadness, Grinning into Flow
418. The Healing - Transcendence
ep
419. The Helix Nebula - Meridian
420. The Morningside - Letters From The Empty Towns
421. The Oath - The Oath
422. The Pineapple Thief - Magnolia
423. The Seer - Prologue
424. The Tea Party - The Ocean at the End
425. Thirteen - A Shot in the Dark
426. Thorns Of Creation - Continuum
427. Thornyway - Absolution
428. Thy Disease - Costumes Of Technocracy
429. Timeshift - Timeshift
430. Timo Tolkki's Avalon - Angels Of The Apocalypse
431. Tombs - Savage Gold
432. Transcendency - The Odyssey
433. Transistor Original Soundtrack - Darren Korb
434. Treha Sektori - Severh Sehenh
435. Trioscapes - Digital Dream Sequence
436. Troldhaugen - Obzkure Anekdotez For Maniakal Massez
437. Tyrant Of Death - Ascendancy
438. Universal Mind - Timeless Dimension
ep
439. Unjustly Labeled - Grotesque
440. Upon A Burning Body - The World Is My Enemy Now
441. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
442. Vaginal Cadaver - The Art Of Masturbation
443. Valyria - Collatus
444. Varga - Return Of The Metal
445. Veni Domine - Light
446. Vexed Mechanism - Drag Your Nemesis
ep
447. Volumes - No Sleep
448. Watchmoore - Watchmoore
449. Whetstone - Unearthed Knowledge
ep
450. Whispers In Crimson - Suicide In B Minor
451. Wide Eyes - Samsara
452. Widek - Outside The Universe
453. Wilder Falotico - Skin Is Strong But Only So Thick
454. Within The Ruins - Phenomena
455. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
456. Wretched - Cannibal
457. Xerath - III
458. Xothist - Simulacrum
459. Zentraedi - Seven Medley Sins



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Erik M. - 09.08.2014 at 18:59  
Btw, I feel sorry for zarahuztra... we took over his list.
Ilham - 09.08.2014 at 19:01  
Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 18:58
And whether my posts make sense to you or not is irrelevant since I only was stating how I judge music, not how others do it. Except for the thing I said about reviewers needing more spins to judge music as well, because in all fairness I can't say a thing like that. Aside from that I still stand by everything I said.
Yeah no problem, can't imagine how crazy this last hour must have been for you haha. Hey, usually, when I go out of my way to include this ugly ":P" or any other emot it means it's humour, it was my way of saying that I could finally understand your point. I don't write off people's opinions as nonsense when they happen to go against my way.
Yeah, poor guy, that OP.
Erik M. - 09.08.2014 at 19:06  
Written by Ilham on 09.08.2014 at 19:01

Yeah no problem, can't imagine how crazy this last hour must have been for you haha. Hey, usually, when I go out of my way to include this ugly ":P" or any other emot it means it's humour, it was my way of saying that I could finally understand your point. I don't write off people's opinions as nonsense when they happen to go against my way.
Yeah, poor guy, that OP.


Yeah, every time I refreshed the page I had like 1-3 new notification during the last hour or so.

But okay, good to know this discussion has ended, more or less. (yeah, this emoticon kind of sucks, even though I somehow regularly use it...)
zarahuztra - 09.08.2014 at 22:54  
Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 18:59

Btw, I feel sorry for zarahuztra... we took over his list.

thats ok
Erik M. - 09.08.2014 at 23:37  
Written by zarahuztra on 09.08.2014 at 22:54

thats ok


Well, if anything, it's popular as fuck now.
Troy Killjoy - 12.08.2014 at 23:35  
-1 for the debate taking place in the comments.
deadone - 15.08.2014 at 09:25  
Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 18:15


I've seen lots of people state they "need" multiple spins to judge an album. For example, this album seems to have that effect on the majority. The term "grower" is used for that, as you know. And it's a term often used at that. Doesn't make it a fact of course, but my point is that people in general often refer to a certain album as a "grower".



I definitely need a few spins to judge an album on average. Seldom do I like anything on first listen. Though I can usually dislike something on a 1 listen but even then it could be a couple of listens.

For example new Morbus Chron took a few listens to figure out I didn't like it.

I'm still plugging away at new Mastodon too.

Written by Erik M. on 09.08.2014 at 16:58


The difference is that when I watch a movie, I pretty much give it my full attention. I always combine music with stuff like Facebook and MS (mainly) so I rarely give it my full attention. When it comes to movies I literally always judge them after one view (but my opinion can change after multiple views as well, for the record). The replay value of a movie is far less important as well. Most movies that I've watched I only saw once. In case of music replay value is far more important. If I buy an album, I expect it to spin it multiple times. When I buy a movie I might watch it twice in a few years, or maybe even three times, but more than that is very uncommon.



I agree with this too.

Watching a movie is an active task. Your primary focus is watching the movie. Others tasks like shoveling food into one's mouth is secondary and almost subconsious.


Like Eric I listen to music at work or at home and do other stuff whilst I'm listening to tunes. And there's other factors such as my mood, my health, whom I'm with (not easy listening to new tunes with a family), interuptions etc.

I also like to get to know the ins and outs of an album and know it's every nuance. That takes time and many repeated listens.


But I guess I'm still wrong as Joe, Alex Fenger, Marcel et al have already decreed the entire human race must make an opinion after a single listen.
Troy Killjoy - 15.08.2014 at 19:29  
Written by deadone on 15.08.2014 at 09:25
But I guess I'm still wrong as Joe, Alex Fenger, Marcel et al have already decreed the entire human race must make an opinion after a single listen.

This is just getting ridiculous. You play this victim card/me against the world (of MS) across different threads! It's beyond annoying and honestly pretty pathetic. Once again, people have stated their opinion - that it doesn't require more than one listen to grasp an album - and others have stated they believe it does. Nothing more, nothing less.

As others have pointed out, maybe you wouldn't have as hard a time grasping an album if you listened to music in the same way you watch a movie. Or maybe it comes down to you lacking the skill to comprehend things aurally. Not everyone learns by simply listening, and maybe more visual learners have trouble grasping new music immediately. Speculating/guessing, not assuming of course.
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.08.2014 at 19:43  
*facepalm* What an inferiority complex...
Ilham - 15.08.2014 at 19:56  
The discussion ended on a positive note. And during the whole time neither Erik, nor I, nor anyone else resorted to something like that. Why does it have to re-start with personal accusations? Is that really necessary? Instead of actually discussing the matter at hand, people will only reply to the gratuitous shots you take at them. I mean I can't understand the logic. And that comes from someone who supposedly "likes debate". You don't like what comes out of the debate, you like the debate, and by debate, I mean the convoluted way of discharging your anger, aggression and fear in the form of forum posts.
Erik M. - 16.08.2014 at 00:09  
Written by deadone on 15.08.2014 at 09:25

I definitely need a few spins to judge an album on average. Seldom do I like anything on first listen. Though I can usually dislike something on a 1 listen but even then it could be a couple of listens.

For example new Morbus Chron took a few listens to figure out I didn't like it.

I'm still plugging away at new Mastodon too.


Well, after 1 spin I can most of the time tell whether I like it enough to give it more spins. But yeah, sometimes I have the same experience, as in: not liking something after more listens, or vice versa.

Quote:

I agree with this too.

Watching a movie is an active task. Your primary focus is watching the movie. Others tasks like shoveling food into one's mouth is secondary and almost subconsious.


Like Eric I listen to music at work or at home and do other stuff whilst I'm listening to tunes. And there's other factors such as my mood, my health, whom I'm with (not easy listening to new tunes with a family), interuptions etc.

I also like to get to know the ins and outs of an album and know it's every nuance. That takes time and many repeated listens.


But I guess I'm still wrong as Joe, Alex Fenger, Marcel et al have already decreed the entire human race must make an opinion after a single listen.


Yeah, there's a big difference in how much I pay attention to movies and music. That doesn't mean I like music less, but it's simply nice to combine it with other stuff. Actually I'd assume most people do this, since not everyone has loads of free time so that they can spend hours a day just listening to music without doing anything else besides it (I sure as hell haven't). Fine by me if people do that, but not me. Also, multiple spins are a necessity for me when it comes judging the replay value. If I don't enjoy an album anymore after 5-10 spins, I would never consider it a masterpiece. All my 10's are albums that I've listened to many times (most of them 20+). I pretty much always listen to music alone (except when I'm in the train to work and back), because I can't enjoy it if I know someone else might not enjoy it as much as I do. So it's highly personal for me. In any case, it seems we totally agree on this then. Or rather: we judge music the same way.
deadone - 18.08.2014 at 04:22  
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 00:09


Well, after 1 spin I can most of the time tell whether I like it enough to give it more spins. But yeah, sometimes I have the same experience, as in: not liking something after more listens, or vice versa.


I usually can tell if I hate something in 1 spin.

Stuff like Mastodon or Morbus Chron requires effort as there's elements I like and elements I dislike. It's a matter of repeated listenings to see whether the likes or the dislikes prevail.


Quote:
Yeah, there's a big difference in how much I pay attention to movies and music. That doesn't mean I like music less, but it's simply nice to combine it with other stuff. Actually I'd assume most people do this, since not everyone has loads of free time so that they can spend hours a day just listening to music without doing anything else besides it (I sure as hell haven't). Fine by me if people do that, but not me. Also, multiple spins are a necessity for me when it comes judging the replay value. If I don't enjoy an album anymore after 5-10 spins, I would never consider it a masterpiece. All my 10's are albums that I've listened to many times (most of them 20+). I pretty much always listen to music alone (except when I'm in the train to work and back), because I can't enjoy it if I know someone else might not enjoy it as much as I do. So it's highly personal for me. In any case, it seems we totally agree on this then. Or rather: we judge music the same way.


Yup - totally agree.

I prefer to listen to music by myself but life doesn't allow that. Very often I'll buy a CD and then have to listen to it in 3-4 sessions due to time constraints and family life. Even listening to at work means I'm focused on work and there's always interruptions ala phone calls, meetings or people coming into my office.

It was easier when I was a teenager and I would just lie down on my bed and listen to music.

It's also influenced my musical tastes. I've grown to like shorter, catchier songs because lack of time and "life noise" means I don't have time to focus on long and complicated opuses. Basically I have to be able to come in and out and pick up a track straight away. I also like listening to the whole song and that's much easier with 3-5 minutes tunes than longer ones. E.g. overall the whole weekend all I managed to listen to was the first 4 tracks of Shadow Fall's Art of Balance and that was whilst playing with a 2 year old!
zarahuztra - 15.09.2014 at 23:37  
Updated 15/9
Erik M. - 18.09.2014 at 23:23  
450+ albums in less than one year?

That's like almost 10 times as much as what I've listened to so far this year.
Ilham - 18.09.2014 at 23:29  
Written by Erik M. on 18.09.2014 at 23:23

450+ albums in less than one year?

That's like almost 10 times as much as what I've listened to so far this year.

You said so yourself many times, you're working and have less time now. It just depends on your occupation and if your work allows you to have music on.
Edit: he stopped rating them after number 137. So maybe he just listened to those 137 albums.
Erik M. - 18.09.2014 at 23:34  
Written by Ilham on 18.09.2014 at 23:29

You said so yourself many times, you're working and have less time now. It just depends on your occupation and if your work allows you to have music on.


True, but even when I was studying/unemployed I didn't even come close to guys like the creator of this list.
Ilham - 18.09.2014 at 23:38  
Written by Erik M. on 18.09.2014 at 23:34

True, but even when I was studying/unemployed I didn't even come close to guys like the creator of this list.

Well according to my last.fm/notebook/album votes I'm not far from 350 since april/may when I got back into metal, and into hardcore. But that's exceptional because I am discovering a whole new genre I love, and I sometimes listen to ten albums in a day. But then I am unemployed/looking for a job, and when I'm working, it's from the comfort of my home.
zarahuztra - 19.09.2014 at 19:32  
U should see this list more as a semi-complete list of all prog related releases ive heard of this year. im thinking of adding genre descriptions to the bands, so it will be easier to read through. im also a music writer for the norwegian music magazine Hissig.no, so i figured i need some place to just dump all records i might write about.
currently im writing an article on all norwegian prog related metal n rock releases this year. u can find the first part at this adress: http://www.hissig.no/ny-norsk-prog/
im writing in norwegian, so if u dont translate, just check out the sound-links
zarahuztra - 01.10.2014 at 19:05  
Written by Ilham on 18.09.2014 at 23:38

Written by Erik M. on 18.09.2014 at 23:34

True, but even when I was studying/unemployed I didn't even come close to guys like the creator of this list.

Well according to my last.fm/notebook/album votes I'm not far from 350 since april/may when I got back into metal, and into hardcore. But that's exceptional because I am discovering a whole new genre I love, and I sometimes listen to ten albums in a day. But then I am unemployed/looking for a job, and when I'm working, it's from the comfort of my home.

=) been a couple of periods like that in my life..
Cynic Metalhead - 01.10.2014 at 20:16  
Written by zarahuztra on 01.10.2014 at 19:05

Written by Ilham on 18.09.2014 at 23:38

Written by Erik M. on 18.09.2014 at 23:34

True, but even when I was studying/unemployed I didn't even come close to guys like the creator of this list.

Well according to my last.fm/notebook/album votes I'm not far from 350 since april/may when I got back into metal, and into hardcore. But that's exceptional because I am discovering a whole new genre I love, and I sometimes listen to ten albums in a day. But then I am unemployed/looking for a job, and when I'm working, it's from the comfort of my home.

=) been a couple of periods like that in my life..


Guess what?

Unemployed person in India who's visa expiring in 2015 and ain't go no job.

No wait, only today I got the offer letter from some Agri Tech company and will start my venture after Dusherra(festival in India). Man, golden days will be missed. I'm back again on this fucking job but only one good thing which really comes out of it is I'll be able to listen to new records from office.
zarahuztra - 02.10.2014 at 22:45  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 01.10.2014 at 20:16

Written by zarahuztra on 01.10.2014 at 19:05

Written by Ilham on 18.09.2014 at 23:38

Written by Erik M. on 18.09.2014 at 23:34

True, but even when I was studying/unemployed I didn't even come close to guys like the creator of this list.

Well according to my last.fm/notebook/album votes I'm not far from 350 since april/may when I got back into metal, and into hardcore. But that's exceptional because I am discovering a whole new genre I love, and I sometimes listen to ten albums in a day. But then I am unemployed/looking for a job, and when I'm working, it's from the comfort of my home.

=) been a couple of periods like that in my life..


Guess what?

Unemployed person in India who's visa expiring in 2015 and ain't go no job.

No wait, only today I got the offer letter from some Agri Tech company and will start my venture after Dusherra(festival in India). Man, golden days will be missed. I'm back again on this fucking job but only one good thing which really comes out of it is I'll be able to listen to new records from office.

lol =)

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