31. Dez. 2010, 21:20

It seems that a lot of bands I'm interested in wanted to celebrate the beginning of the new decade. Compared to 2009 an flood of new promising albums has been released in 2010. I didn't even manage to listen to all of them beacause older albums sometimes/mostly have priority.

Blind Guardian - .At the Edge of Time
A nice blend of their Speed Metal roots and the more progressive elements of the last two albums. The soundtrack of my summer. At the Edge of Times secures Blind Guardian the status of my favourite band for the next five years.

Enforcer - Diamonds
This is older than old-school! This is Metal from the days before Venom took the stage. Not as fast as "Into the Night", but still punked-up Speed Metal with some glam influences - the best retro act out there!

World End's Girlfriend -Seven Idiots
The divine comedy revers: A descend from fast hyperactive game boy electronica, sounding like the score of some over-the-top japanese jump'n'run game, to disturbing soundscapes. Simply not rateable.

Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Surprisingly much metal in here, not always for the better. Still a very romantic album, love Fursy's voice.

Alcest - Écailles de Lune
Screams and Black Metal drumming create the best Alcest song to date: Percées de Lumière The bifid title track is nice to but the rest of the album is just boring. A little bit disappointed.

Angels & Airwaves - Love
Solid work with three outstanding songs. Can't wait for the movie!

Muse - The Resistance 8/10

Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Not as good as the debut thpugh I have listened to few times yet to rate it properly.

Madsen - Labyrinth
Great dissapointement after the first listening. Still haven't managed to study it properly.

Albums released in 2010 I'm interested in but haven't managed to check them out:

Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Dinner auf Uranos - 50 Sommer/50 Winter
Mono - Holy Ground: Live
Darkthrone - Circle the Wagon
A Silver Mt. Zion - Kollaps Tradixionales
Iron Maiden - The final frontier
Mogwai -Special Moves/ Burning
Maserati - Pyramid of the Sun
Envy - Recitation
Urfaust - Der freiwillige Bettler
Adversus - Der Zeit abhanden

Some more I guess ...

Greatest concert: Twisted Sister @ Bang Your Head!!!

Still hate myself for missing three(!) Enforcer shows. :(

Sadest music news: The death of Ronnie James Dio. R.I.P.
Greatest music news: Jon Cyriis rejojned Agent Steel!
+ Godspeed reunion

General developpement of my personal music taste:
More Rock, a little less Metal (not a twist in taste though). Black Metal vanished alomost completly from my playlist. Diving deeper into Post-Rock, Noise-Rock, Shoegaze, Progressive, Drone, Stoner.

Most important discoveries: Yndi Halda, Savage Grace

Song of the year: Yndi Halda - We flood empty lakes

Top 10 of the year:
1. Blind Guardian
2. Enforcer
3. Savage Grace
4. Mono
5. Ride
6. World's End Girlfriend
7. Klimt 1918
8. A Place to Bury Strangers
9. Angels & Airwaves
10. Les Discrets

What 2011 might bring:
New Agent Steel album with Cyriis as singer!
Angels & Airwaves movie + new album!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: new album?
New albums of my former favourites Nightwish(?)/Samsas Traum/Dornenreich - the respect says to test them out

Hopefully more concerts...


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