Greatest Albums 2006

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Greatest Albums 2006

Post by Mormegil » Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:25 pm

There are two forum-related award-topics, but none started one that every forum is required to have? :P So:

1. Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death (Greatest Maiden since 80's \m/)
2. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Before The Bleeding Sun
3. Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth
4. Tarot - Crows Fly Black
5. Edguy - Rocket Ride
6. Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
7. Queensrÿhe - Operation Mindcrime II (Great album despite it's name)
8. Angra - Aurora Consurgens
9. Lordi - The Arockalypse (Seriously, it's a good album and has Udo Dirkschneider of Accept as a guest-vocalist :P )
10. Luca Turilli's Dreamquest - Lost Horizons
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11. Rhapsody Of Fire - Triumph Or Agony (I know I called this their worst but after more listening it's quite decent actually)

EDIT: Added Tarot - Crows Fly Black

Bad:
Luca Turilli - Infinite Wonders Of Creation (U2 goes power metal. Didn't work for me)

And just because I love listing stuff:
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Songs:
1. Eternal Tears Of Sorrow - Angelheart, Ravenheart
2. Queensrÿche (feat. Ronnie James Dio) - The Chase
3. Angra - Ego Painted Grey
4. Blind Guardian - Otherland
5. Iron Maiden - Brighter Than A Thousand Suns
6. Queensrÿche - I'm American
7. Blind Guardian - Fly
8. Strapping Young Lad - Wrongside
9. Edguy - Rocket Ride
10. Angra - So Near So Far

DVDs:
1. Kamelot - One Cold Winter's Night
2. Dream Theater - Score
3. Ensiferum - 10th Anniversary Live
4. Dio - Holy Diver Live
5. Nightwish - End Of An Era
6. Sonata Arctica - For The Sake Of Revenge

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Post by cliff » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:07 pm

1- Manigance : L'Ombre Et la Lumière
2- Wizards : The Kingdom
3- Vanilla Ninja : Love Is War (not metal)
4- Iron Maiden : A Matter Of Life And Death.
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Post by MetalAngel » Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:57 pm

1.AMOLAD (Iron Maiden)
2.Aurora Consurgens (Angra)
3.L'Ombre & La Lumière (Manigance)
4.Desert Of Tears (Ruffians)
5.Boomerang (Lucie Vondrackova - not metal)
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Post by miditek » Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:02 pm

cliff wrote: 2- Wizards : The Kingdom
Wow, do you happen to know who these guys are, and where are they from?

My friends from the symphonic prog band Glass Hammer had a prog/metal band called "Wyzards" for many years.

They released an awesome CD in 1997 called "The Final Catastrophe", which really rocked. (My avatar is their album cover, btw)

They had to change the spelling from "Wizards" to "Wyzards" due to another band having the same spelling. That mystery has been solved!

I'll have to tell Steve, David, and Fred that they have a fraternal "twin" of sorts. :)
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Post by cliff » Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:23 pm

miditek wrote: Wow, do you happen to know who these guys are, and where are they from?
They are from Brazil. They are a clone of Angra (André Matos period) and Shaaman.
I happened to know them because the album was really cheap on ebay so I give it a try.

Sorry to know about your friends band. I am not so sure that it's that Wizards band which is the reason why your friend had to change their band name, because this brazilian is a really small band (except maybe in Brazil, I dunno ?).
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Post by miditek » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:30 pm

cliff wrote:
miditek wrote: Wow, do you happen to know who these guys are, and where are they from?
cliff wrote:They are from Brazil. They are a clone of Angra (André Matos period) and Shaaman.I happened to know them because the album was really cheap on ebay so I give it a try.
I'll have to check them out, at the very least for the curiosity factor. :)
cliff wrote:Sorry to know about your friends band. I am not so sure that it's that Wizards band which is the reason why your friend had to change their band name, because this brazilian is a really small band (except maybe in Brazil, I dunno ?).


No problem at all, especially since the Glass Hammer thing takes up most of their time now. On a positive note, the spelling change in the name makes it much easier to filter search results on Google for "Wyzards" as opposed to "Wizards" :lol:
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Post by Maniac » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:12 am

Finally, an interesting topic in this forum
So by now..

Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse
Pyramaze - Legend Of The Bone Carver
Inner Wish - Inner Strength
Sacred Steel - Hammer Of Destruction
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Wig Wam - Wig Wamania
Vanden Plas - Christ. 0
Metal Church - A Light In The Dark
Crystal Tears - Choirs Of Immortal
Andromeda - Chimera
3 - Wake Pig

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Post by NeonVomit » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:31 am

Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death (but I'm a total fanboy anyway)
Blind Guardian - A Twist In The Myth
Black Bile - Cloacal Meditation (I severely doubt anyone here has heard of them, but they rule)


Other than that... not many albums of 2006 really caught my imagination. Maybe I've been too busy immersed in Winter's Verge to explore new material, I've mostly been going through bands' older stuff...
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Post by stratoplayer » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:06 am

CDs
Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death
Edguy - Rockte Ride

Songs
Brighter than a Thousand Suns
Superheroes (from the Edguy CD, I liked it more than Rocket Ride)

DVDs
Score
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Re: Greatest Albums 2006

Post by exe knight » Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:20 am

SonataArctica: The collection

There is nothing else to say.

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Post by Shurik » Fri Dec 08, 2006 3:14 pm

Strapping Young Lad - The New Black

Wrong Side is one of the best metal songs ever ...
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Post by stratohawk » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:40 pm

greatest album 2006?

Semtex - Arise:Breathe:Nothing?
followed by Deftones' "Saturday Night Wrist" (which I didn't like in the first place, but happen to love it now! ;-))

Songs? Hmm... Very changeable... Hole in the Earth or Kimdracula by Deftones, Livin' Lifeless (Sepcys), The Hunt or others from Semtex.

Those were THE masterpieces for me this year.

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Post by Carcass » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:34 pm

I think I haven't bought a single CD that was released this year. The newest one I think is Porcupine Tree's Deadwing, which is pretty cool.

But, I've made one great discovery that is worth missing some new albums, namely a band called The Clash! Not the kind of monotonous punk crap you might think, they are incredibly versatile, mixing punk, good ol' rock, ska and rocksteady.

NP: The Clash - Charlie Don't Surf

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Post by Carcass » Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:38 pm

Shurik wrote:Strapping Young Lad - The New Black

Wrong Side is one of the best metal songs ever ...
City is a cool album! Their first album suck, don't know so much about their other albums.

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Post by Stealth » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:32 am

Wuthering Heights - The Shadow Cabinet

This band is amazing.

EDIT: Falconer - Northwind
Another great album, especially because I really like Mathias Blad. He represents a hope for the baritones. :D
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Post by stratowerner » Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:49 pm

heavenly Virus'' one of the best albums i have heard in years,a must for every metal fan who loves high vocals

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Post by Stratofanius » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:25 pm

Hmm... In fact I think that I've bought only few albums and singles which are released this year (though this year I have bought more albums than ever) :P I'm a bigger fan of older music! :)

However, my albums of year 2006 titles goes to:

Subaudition - The Scope
Beautiful music! I love this.

Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
Though it's not so perfect album it's still the best Iron Maiden album since "Fear of the Dark". Lots of good songs.

Impaled Nazarene - Pro Patria Finlandia
Nice and mindless Impaled album :)

Dvds
Bruce Dickinson - Anthology
Excellent dvd from the master! 8)

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Post by iron_thunder » Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:56 pm

Stealth wrote:
Falconer - Northwind
Another great album, especially because I really like Mathias Blad. He represents a hope for the baritones. :D
no kidding. it's awesome to hear him back in the band... and yeah northwind was pretty good!
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Post by Leo » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:54 pm

I didn't get so many new allbums this year, but there was som good DVD's:
1. Dream Theater-Score
2. Kamelot-One cold winter's night
3. Apocalyptica-Life Burns tour
4. Sonata Arctica-For the Sake of revenge
5. Nightwish-End of an Era

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Post by Heiserich » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:26 pm

Virgin Steele - Visions of Eden!!!

I simply didn't get it out of my CD-player for at least two months. Guess my neighbours know every single songs on this album now :lol:
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Post by NeonVomit » Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:54 pm

Drudkh - Blood In Our Wells.

Holy freakin' christ. Phenomenal achievement from this Ukranian black-folk metal band. Truly astounding.

Blind Guardian made a good effort, too.
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Post by exe knight » Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:20 am

And now the year's over.

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Post by Stratofanius » Mon Jan 01, 2007 3:32 pm

exe knight wrote:SonataArctica: The collection

There is nothing else to say.
'Best of' album as the record of the year?? :roll:

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Post by dirge » Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:51 pm

I haven't got many 'new out' cd's this year but these are my favourite 3 that have come out this year.

1 * Falconer - Northwind
2 * Ensiferum - Dragonheads
3 * Blind Gaurdian - A Twist In The Myth

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