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  • Best of 2011

    1. Feb. 2012, 19:26

    Best Album:
    1. ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
    2. Vintersorg- Jordpuls
    3. Tori Amos- Night of the Hunter
    4. Kampfar- Mare
    5. Deafheaven- Road to Judah
    6. Maria Mena- Viktoria
    7. Demonaz- March of the Norse
    8. Nightwish- Imaginaerium
    9. PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
    10. Björk- Biophilia


    Dissapointing/Bad:
    Within Temptation- The Unforgiving
    Autumn- Cold Comfort

    Best Artwork: Unexpect- Fables of the Sleepless Empire
    Worst Artwork: Within Temptation- The Unforgiven

    Best DVD:
    Theatre of Tragedy- Last Curtain Call

    Best Concert:
    Tori Amos (London, Royal Albert Hall)
    Alcest (London, Underworld)
    Immortal (Baltimore, Sonar)
    Dimmu Borgir (London, Islington Academy)

    Disapointing concert:
    Within Temptation (Brixton Academy)
    ...congratulations for failing across the board.
  • Top 50 Artist Questions

    27. Jul. 2011, 12:04

    1. How did you get into no.29?
    Siebenbürgen - I liked the cover of Darker Designs and Images so I bought it.

    2. What's the first song you ever heard by no.22?
    Darkthrone: Nastasja in Eternal Sleep I think, it was a long time ago

    3. Whats your favorite lyric by no.33?
    Epica - Run for a Fall
    "In a misty veil, misplaced
    Where castles in the air will be no longer seen
    As something out of reach
    In time the dream will be erased
    So many things will never be the way they seemed
    And pride will have it's fall at last"

    4. How did you get into no.49?
    Amorphis: saw them by chance at Wacken in 2007.

    5. How many albums by no.13 do you own?
    Immortal: 6 albums and 2 dvds

    6. What is your favorite song by no.50?
    Pain: Actually 'Play Dead' but because it's a cover I'll say 'Psalms of Extinction'

    7. Is there a song by no.39 that makes you sad?
    Anaal Nathrakh...doesn't really make me sad at all.

    8. What is your favorite song by no.15?
    Paradise Lost: No Celebration

    9. What is your favorite song by no.5?
    Borknagar: Colossus

    10. Is there a song by no.6 that makes you happy?
    Ihsahn: Frozen Lakes on Mars

    11. What is the worst song by no.40?
    HIM:...the entire last album?

    12. What is your favorite song by no.10?
    Star of Ash: Uh thats difficult....possibley 'Crossing over'

    13. What is a good memory you have involving no.30?
    Les Discrets: just listening to them for the first time :)

    14. What is your favorite song by no.38?
    Madder Mortem: My Name is Silence

    15. Is there a song by no.19 that makes you happy?
    Tiamat: Vote for Love

    16. Is there a song by no.25 that makes you sad?
    Peccatum: Not really, but if I had to chose maybe 'The Moribund People'

    17. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    The Gathering/[artist] - Even the Spirits are Afraid

    18. What's your favorite lyric by no.11?
    Anathema - Thin Air
    "And it feels like we're already flying
    But the air is too thin and we're dying
    The clouds all around take us higher
    The world far below is on fire
    I hold out my hand just to touch you
    And all that I know is I love you
    A vision a promise of heaven
    A reason for being forever"

    19. Who is a favorite member of no.1?
    Tori Amos:...not much of a choice there

    20. Is there a song by no.14 that makes you happy?
    Green Carnation: Myron and Cole

    21. What is a good memory involving no.27?
    Behemoth: Makes me think of Freshers Week in London

    22. What is your favorite song by no.16?
    Alcest: Percées de Lumière, I could listen to it all day long

    23. What is the first song you ever heard by no.47?
    Head Control System - It Hurts

    24. What is your favorite album by no.18?
    Nightwish - Ever Dream

    25. What is your favorite song by no.21?
    The 3rd and the Mortal - Why so lonely?

    26. What is the first song you ever heard by no.26?
    Gorgoroth - Drømmer om Død

    27. What is your favorite album by no.3?
    Theatre of Tragedy: Again a difficult decision, possibly 'And When he Falleth'

    28. What is your favorite song by no.2?
    Dimmu Borgir: Vredesbyrd, one of my all time favorite songs

    29. What was the first song you ever heard by no.32?
    Autumn: The Covern, they opened with it when I saw them support Within Temptation in 2005

    30. What is your favorite song by no.8?
    Katatonia: Saw you Drown

    31. How many times have you seen no.17 live?
    Marduk: sadly only once

    32. Is there a song by no.44 that makes you happy?
    Xandria: India

    33. How did you get into no.12?
    Vintersorg: Through my boyfriend

    34. What is the worst song by no.45?
    Liv Kristine: Boy at the Window...most of Skintight was disappointing

    35. What was the first song you ever heard by no.34?
    Sentenced: Killing Me, Killing You

    36. What was the first song you ever heard by no.48?
    Placebo: Every you and every me

    37. How many times have you seen no.42 live?
    Dissection: never :(

    38. What is your favorite song by no.36?
    Kari Rueslåtten: Som av Meg

    39. What was the first song you ever heard by no.28?
    Leaves' Eyes: Into the Light

    40. What is your favorite album by no.7?
    Samael: Rain...perfection :)

    41. Is there a song by no.31 that makes you happy?
    Satyricon: My Skin is Cold...which resulted in too many cold fingers and nose jokes.

    42. What is your favorite album by no.41?
    Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile

    43. What is your favorite song by no.24?
    Tristania: Can't decide it's either 'A Sequel of Decay' or 'Shadowman'

    44. What is a good memory you have involving no.46?
    Vreid: concert in London 2009

    45. What is your favorite song by no.35?
    Beseech: Drama

    46. Is there a song by no.9 that makes you happy?
    Emperor: Source of the Icon E, especially the really high pitched part

    47. What is your favorite album by no.4?
    Ulver: A tie between Perdition City and Shadows of the Sun, depends on my mood.

    48. Who is your favorite member of no.37?
    Flowing Tears: Never gave it any thought.

    49. What is the first song you ever heard by no.43?
    PJ Harvey: Big Exit

    50. What is your favorite song by no.20?
    Arcturus: uhhh, the Sham Mirrors...all of it, it's impossible to chose.
  • Top Albums 2010 etc.

    31. Dez. 2010, 21:05

    Top Albums 2010:

    1. Alcest - Écailles de Lune
    2. Ihsahn - After
    3. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
    4. Dimmu Borgir - Abrahadabra
    5. Star of Ash - Lakhesis
    6. Borknagar - Universal
    7. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
    8. 1349 - Demonoir
    9. Poisonblack - Of Rust And Bones
    10. Birthday Massacre - Pins And Needles

    Other good releases:
    Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini, Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones, Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR

    Best Cover Art:
    Alcest - Écailles de Lune & Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées

    Disappointment 2010:
    HIM - Screamworks Love In Theory And Practice (plain boring)
    Tristania - Rubicon (boring and bad, only good thing is Kjetil Nordhus)
    Oomph! - Trust or Dare (unnecessary, just sing in German)

    Worst Cover Art:
    Tarja - What Lies Beneath

    Best Concert:
    1. Ulver (Parktheateret, Oslo)
    2. Theatre of Tragedy (Folken, Stavanger0
    3. Ihsahn (Inferno 2011, Oslo)
    4. Dimmu Borgir (Forum, London)

    Worst Concert:
    Iron Maiden (Wacken)
    Tristania (Underworld, London)

    2011 - New albums I'm most looking forward to:
    Vreid
    Alcest
    Satyricon
    Vintersorg
    Ulver

    Biggest Wishes for 2011:
    That Tristania kick Mary out of the Band and get a singer who can actually sing!
    Arcturus show in Europe
    Green Carnation Reunion