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Best Live Bands Of 2010

I had one for 2009 and it's July 2011, so it was about time I made one for 2010.

The cream of the crop of the 212 performances I've witnessed in 2010, by 195 bands at 16 concerts and 9 festivals.

Pic is from #4 btw. Read more about it here.

1. Ulver
2. Blind Guardian
3. Grave Digger
4. The Young Gods
5. Enforcer

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Created by Promonex on 17.07.2011

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Best Live Bands Of 2009

Having seen 171 performances by 152 bands at 23 concerts and 10 festivals in 2009 I thought it might be a nice idea to keep a tally about the best live bands of the year. So here it is, my very own run-off of the 30 best performances in 2009.

Btw, the guy on the left is the fiddler of #9.

1. Enslaved
2. Epica
3. Moonspell
4. Einherjer
5. Amon Amarth

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Created by Promonex on 11.03.2010

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Promo's Picks Of The Passing Decade

Actually I wanted to write a blog as several of my colleagues, but now that we have this nifty new feature there's no reason to bother with formatting all the pics and stuff

So this was it. The decade which saw me turning into a metalhead. Actually I've been listening to metal since 17 years now, but not on a regular basis. This changed (to the better) when I joined this site in the good old days of MSR. Agalloch, Anathema and Tristania got me used to growls, Immortal and Agathodaimon to extreme metal as a whole and soon enough I was hooked to the vast plethora of styles which are to be found in heavy metal. The following list presents my personal top 50 of this decade. The order isn't really set in stone, neither is my musical taste, but at least the top 10 are somewhat fixed. Especially the 2009 releases, of which none made it into my top 25, might not stand the test of time. And please don't message me because you disagree with some of the genres, they are neither there to be discussed nor to educate, but to give an impression what the bands sound like. If you have about the same (broad) taste as I have, but aren't familiar with some of these releases, try to get your hands on them. You won't regret it

1. Negură Bunget - OM
2. Agalloch - The Mantle
3. Redemption - The Origins of Ruin
4. Dark Tranquillity - Character
5. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro

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Created by Promonex on 01.03.2010