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ZonedWithinRage
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« on: June 03, 2007, 05:29:26 am »

Chad Bowar from about.com, Heavy Metal section wrote and posted a really interested article online. Here is what he wrote:
As the weather is warming up, so is the metal.

May was a really strong month for new releases. Veterans such as Megadeth proved they still have what it takes, while extreme acts like Cephalic Carnage and Immolation prove they belong in the upper echelon of metal. Here are my choices for the best heavy metal albums released in May, 2007.

1) Megadeth - United Abominations (Roadrunner)
United Abominations is the best Megadeth album in at least a decade. The band's current lineup is a good one, with guitarist Glen Drover, bassist James LoMenzo and drummer Shawn Drover. This CD features some outstanding guitar work from Drover and Mustaine. There are some killer riffs, and it's nice to hear some classic style extended solos.

2) Cephalic Carnage - Xenosapien (Relapse)
Cephalic Carnage is a band whose bread and butter is grindcore and death metal, but they also branch out with some songs that are really unusual and experimental and venture into Mastodon territory. This is an album filled with crushing riffs, searing solos and music that can be relentlessly intense or surprisingly catchy. Xenosapien is a great mix of technicality, brutality, melody, and groove.

3) Marduk - Rom 5:12 (Regain)
Marduk's ability to play at breakneck speeds is well documented, and they display some of that on this album, but they also have several mid-tempo songs and even a slow song or two. Catchy riffs and crisp production showcase the songs that are dark and dense, extreme yet still very listenable. It has everything you want and expect from a Marduk CD, but there are some interesting and new elements that may surprise you.

4) Immolation - Shadows In The Light (Century Media)
Shadows In The Light is a devastating combination of originality and brutality. While not quite as experimental as their last release, the songs on this album have complicated and unusual arrangements. The guitar interplay, dissonant riffs and clever harmonies of Robert Vigna and Bill Taylor are outstanding, and even though the music is complex, they never lose sight of the groove.

5) Vintersorg - Solens R????tter (Napalm)
Folk elements are front and center, with a lot of acoustic guitars, flutes and strings. Solens R????tter also has elements of other genres of metal. There are some traditional metal guitar riffs and melodies along with more forbidding black metal touches. It's a nice combination of the warmness of folk metal and the coldness of black metal.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 05:35:41 am »

Vintersorg's release is damn good.

Though my top 5 would be different.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2007, 05:57:15 am »

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jimbob232 said: Vintersorg's release is damn good.

Though my top 5 would be different.

Same here
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2007, 08:44:46 am »

I would say

Manegarm
Redemption
Devin Townsend
Symphony X
With DT/Ensiferum at a tie for 5th.
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2007, 08:55:36 am »

Devin and Behemoth. There you go.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2007, 09:14:30 am »

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What about the new Kamelot?
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2007, 09:26:20 am »

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Driftwood said: Devin and Behemoth. There you go.

What about the new Kamelot?

I just woke up. Give me a while to start functioning correctly. ::animatedlaugh
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2007, 09:35:39 am »

Don't forget the new Linkin Park and The Used albums. -rolls eyes-

HARD METULZ!! ::animatedlaugh
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2007, 09:44:07 am »

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jimbob232 said: Vintersorg's release is damn good.

Though my top 5 would be different.


Same here
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2007, 09:44:23 am »

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HARD METULZ!! ::animatedlaugh
chizzah!
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2007, 09:46:02 am »

Dublin Death Patrol. DDP FOR LIFE MOTHER FUCKERS!
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2007, 10:48:54 am »

Im a sucker for Sevendust. Id say theyre metal. (you didnt specify type of metal)
so
 1sevendust~ Alpha
 
2 mushroomhead savior sorrow

3Cephalic Carnage - Xenosapien Review

4 Ozzy~ black Rain

5 toss-up between NIN~year zero and Static-X~ Cannibal


then you have new BLS, Blind Guardian,Iron  Maiden, lamb of god, Slayer, powerman 5000, saliva, and 36 crazyfists

Im sure there are plenty more, but theses are the ones Ive bought so far this year (with the exception of Ozzy, haven't gotten it yet.)
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2007, 11:49:29 am »

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Rolly_Polly said: Im a sucker for Sevendust. Id say theyre metal. (you didnt specify type of metal)
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 1sevendust~ Alpha
 
2 mushroomhead savior sorrow

3Cephalic Carnage - Xenosapien Review

4 Ozzy~ black Rain

5 toss-up between NIN~year zero and Static-X~ Cannibal


then you have new BLS, Blind Guardian,Iron  Maiden, lamb of god, Slayer, powerman 5000, saliva, and 36 crazyfists

Im sure there are plenty more, but theses are the ones Ive bought so far this year (with the exception of Ozzy, haven't gotten it yet.)

Sevendust aren't metal, nore are Mushroom head.

Also, neither Blind Guardian nor Iron Maiden have a new album out this year, so you fail
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