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2012 WIP

WIP !!!!

Quite opposite to 2011, which featured both freakingly awesome releases (Terra Tenebrosa, Lazuli, Thy Catafalque...) and crap that redefined crap (Lulu or Illud Divinum Isanus), 2012 was quite consistent. Sadly, consistently average. OK, consistently quite correct, but groundbreaking releases were few and far between...

1. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
2. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
3. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
4. Klone - The Dreamer's Hideaway
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

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Created by Darkside Momo on 02.01.2013



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Darkside Ziltoid's 2007 Picks

Now that was an excellent year, gems dropping from all corners, and I'm certain I still have a lot to discover! The amount of great stuff was indeed staggering.

Off with the ramblings, on with the albums:
- the first 7 albums are those I consider to be this year's ultimate best, but they're in alpha order as I couldn't make a preference order out of them

1. Alchemist - Tripsis
2. Dødheimsgard - Supervillain Outcast
3. Machine Head - The Blackening
4. Mekong Delta - Lurking Fear
5. Neurosis - Given To The Rising

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Created by Darkside Momo on 17.01.2012



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2008: The Amphibian Halo (as In 'my Blurry View Of 2008')

Updated version of the list previously published here. You'll notice that the comments are a bit different for sure, as is the order:
1 to 3: best of the year (in preference order)
4 to 25: other great stuff (alphabetical order)

And then there were some average (sometimes bad, sometimes good) albums that didn't make it in this list, but they featured some of the most awesome songs of the year. Like Voices Of The Fallen by Battlelore, Dylath-Leen's Frozen Reflect On A Broken Mirror, and particularly Iced Earth's Come What May...

1. Textures - Silhouettes
2. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
3. Burst - Lazarus Bird
4. ADX - Division Blindée
5. Cynic - Traced In Air

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Created by Darkside Momo on 16.01.2012



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Usual Crap - Momo's 2009 List

Only a "20 best" list for this quite good year - or well, 'quite good year' for prog at least.

The first four are arranged in preference order, then th sixteen order are in alphabetical order.

Beware: this is a consolidated - but not definitive - version, it might see some changes in the newt few months.

1. Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition
2. Kalisia - Cybion
3. Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
4. Sólstafir - Köld
5. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs

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Created by Darkside Momo on 05.01.2012



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Until Yet A Few More Deaths Do Us Part, here's my 2011 list...

Quite a polarizing year, this one. On one hand, some releases redefined crap itself. On the other hand, we've got quite a few great and awesome albums. All in all, it was a bit disappointing for me, but I won't complain much indeed (unless I compare it with 2007 of course)...

1 to 5: Cream of the crop, by preference order.

1. Lazuli - (4603 Battements)
2. Thy Catafalque - Rengeteg
3. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
4. Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
5. Unexpect - Fables Of The Sleepless Empire

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Created by Darkside Momo on 13.05.2011



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Momo's Weird Picks Of 2010

2010 has come and gone...
It was a pretty uneven year in metal, with average albums coming from great bands, and good, beautiful surprises popping up from unexpected corners.
2010 was also quite a special year for me - music-wise at least. Thanks to Ivor (yeah, you), a few weird reviews, and other factors, my tastes somehow exploded. Not that it was a surprise, this was already an event in the making. But still. Plus, a year that sees the release of two life-changing albums (whether personally or because they change how you see music) is always a good thing...

1. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
2. Shining (NOR) - Blackjazz
3. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
4. Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
5. Agrypnie - 16[485]

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Created by Darkside Momo on 16.01.2011