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Moonspell - The Butterfly Effect
Score: 10/10
I didn't really know what to expect from this cd. I though the last one, Sin Pecado, sucked pretty hard. But then I saw then live and it was one of the best concerts I'd seen in years... But I didn't think The Butterfly Effect would be so good. It's still getting better every time I listen to it. It has a different style, a bit more in the direction of industrial, sometimes with a hint of Samael. But it works really well for them. The only bad thing is the last 'song' which is some minutes an instrumental song, then some minutes silence, and then irritating noise. But despite that it's one of the best albums of the year
 
In The Woods
Strange in Stereo
Score: 10/10
 
Summoning
Stronghold
Score: 10/10
 
My Dying Bride - The Light at the End of the World
Score: 10/10
Once again My Dying Bride managed to surprise me with their new album. With TLatEotW they took a big step back to the Turn Loose the Swans era. Aaron sings with grunts and the music has fast parts again. Yet the differences with Turn Loose... still is great. It probably has a lot to do with the shrunken line-up, because here I really miss the violin. Also the songs aren't varied enough to be as good as their old work. I think if they combined the melody and the variety of 34.788 0x1.dd120012fdf6cp-996nd the grunts and fast parts of The Light, that they would reach the heights of The Swans...
 
Runemagick
Enter the Realm of Death
Score: 10/10
 
Novembre
Classica

Score: 10/10
 
Cryptal Darkness
They Whispered You Had Risen
Score: 10/10
 
Sigh
Scenario IV: Dread Dreams
Score: 10/10
 
Agalloch
Pale Folklore
Score: 10/10
 
Deinonychus
Deinonychus
Score: 10/10
 
Ancient - Det Glemte Riket
Score: 10/10
You might have noticed this isn't really a new Ancient cd, just a collection of older 'hard-to-get' songs. It include the 'Trolltaar' minicd, the 'Det Glemte Riket' 7" ep, which both aren't very hard to get, and three 'unreleased' songs of which one is one Svartalvheim album, and one is a keyboard instumental. So there's not much new stuff on this cd, but still it's very nice to hear those old songs again.
 
Asgaroth
Absence Spells Beyond...
Score: 10/10
 
Emperor / Thorns
Thorns Vs. Emperor

Score: 10/10
 
Immortal
At the Heart of Winter
Score: 10/10
 
Morgion
Solinari
Score: 10/10
 
Godgory
Resurrection
Score: 10/10
 
Hypocrisy - Hypocrisy Destroys Wacken
Score: 10/10
Usually I don't like live albums that much, but on this one the sound quality is so great that it's more of a 'best of' album. Hypocrisy have played songs of all their albums, so I think there's something there for everyone. And for the freaks there even are 4 rare studio tracks on it. The last is from the Carved Up EP, the rest I don't know. But they're not the greatest Hypocrisy songs I've ever heard. Anyways, I don't think Hypocrisy will get any new fans with this album, but for their existing fans this is certainly an album you have to get.
 
Windir
Arntor
Score: 10/10
 
Lacrimas Profundere
Memorandum
Score: 10/10
 
Finntroll
Midnattens Widunder
Score: 9.5/10
 
21Dimmu Borgir
Spiritual Black Dimensions

Score: 9.5/10
 
Hypocrisy
Hypocrisy

Score: 9.5/10
22
 
23Himinbjorg
In the Raven's Shadow
Score: 9.5/10
 
Sacred Sin
Anguish... I Harvest
Score: 9.5/10
24
 
25Root
The Book
Score: 9.5/10
 
Nagelfar
Srontgorrth: Die Macht Erfaste Das Meine Wie Die Angst Das Blut Der Anderen
Score: 9.5/10
26
 
27Opeth - Still Life
Score: 9.5/10
I dont know exactly what it is that makes this Opeth album a little less interesting for me. After My Arms... they went a bit back to the morningrise style I think but it's just not as good as on that album. Some of the riffs just sound a bit irritating to me and some songs are a bit more boring I think. Not that it's a bad cd, I mean it's still typically Opeth and still good, but to me it all sounds just a bit more uninspired than their previous cds...
 
Anathema - Judgement
Score: 9.5/10
First of all, let me tell you that I don't think this is a bad cd. It's very nice to listen to, very relaxed. I think the new fans of Anathema will like it very much. And that the old fans will be disappointed. Their music style has continued the change from Alternative 4: The last remains of a grunt are gone, there is more acoustic guitar and the songs are even slower. It's just less metal and more rock. Still, a very nice cd but I'm on the lookout for a new favourite band...
28
 
29Nocte Obducta
Lethe - Gottverreckte Finsternis
Score: 9.5/10
 
Estatic Fear
A Sombre Dance
Score: 9.5/10
30
 
31Dolorian - When All the Laughter Has Gone
Score: 9.5/10
Vague. Very vague. That's about the best way to describe Dolorian's music. It is black metal, at least I think it is. But it's very slow, and very atmospheric. This dark lonely atmosphere is increased by the occasional use of acoustic guitars and synth. So I guess this cd isn't for everybody. If you like 666 drumbeats per minute, you'd better waste no time on this cd, but if you like dark atmospheric metal, you should listen to this one.
 
Satyricon
Rebel Extravaganza

Score: 9.5/10
32
 
33Ancient - The Halls of Eternity
Score: 9.5/10
This is already the sixth cd Ancient has made, and it shows. They play their typical own kind of melodic black metal very well. Lots of instrumental parts and added keyboards. The songs are very well structured and well played. But I do think this album is a little less than their earlier albums. All songs are good, but none of them really stand out. I'm think Ancient is playing a bit on routine here. Still very good, but just not that original anymore...
 
Zaratustra (BUL)
It Was a Night
Score: 9.5/10
34
 
35Obsidian Gate
The Nightspectral Voyage
Score: 9.5/10
 
Novembers Doom
Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers

Score: 9.5/10
36
 
37Crystal Darkness
Ascend Saturnine Nebulae
Score: 9.5/10
 
Unholy
Gracefallen
Score: 9.5/10
38
 
39Frozen Shadows
Dans les Bras des Immortels
Score: 9/10
 
Graveworm
As the Angels Reach the Beauty

Score: 9/10
40
 
41Lord Belial
Unholy Crusade
Score: 9/10
 
Artrosis
Pośród Kwiatów I Cieni (Among Flowers and Shadows)
Score: 9/10
42
 
43Bloodthorn - Onwards Into Battle
Score: 9/10
This album of Bloodthorn reminds me quite a bit of the previous album of Bloodthorn. It's still very cool but not very original. But the production is still great, the packaging still very cool, the stories told in the lyrics are still interesting. So it's not better than their previous work, but definitely not worse.
 
Mystic Circle
Infernal Satanic Verses
Score: 9/10
44
 
45Nebular Moon
...Of Dreams and Magic
Score: 9/10
 
Hollenthon
Domus Mundi
Score: 9/10
46
 
47Primordial
The Burning Season
Score: 9/10
 
Vintersorg
Ödemarkens Son
Score: 9/10
48
 
49Penumbra
Emanate
Score: 9/10
 
Galadriel
The Mirror Of Ages
Score: 9/10
50
 
51Cryptic Wintermoon
The Age Of Cataclysm
Score: 9/10
 
Throes Of Dawn
Dreams of the Black Earth
Score: 9/10
52
 
53Dr. Death
Somewhere in Nowhere
Score: 9/10
 
Thirdmoon
Aquis Submersus
Score: 9/10
54
 
55Sun Of Sadness
A Forest in My Dreams (demo)
Score: 9/10
 
Betray My Secrets
Betray My Secrets
Score: 9/10
56
 
57Silent Cry
Remembrance
Score: 9/10
 
Azmodan
Of Angels and Demons
Score: 9/10
58
 
59This Empty Flow
Three Empty Boys
Score: 9/10
 
Vesperian Sorrow
Beyond the Cursed Eclipse
Score: 9/10
60
 
61Tristania
Beyond the Veil
Score: 9/10
 
Notre Dame
Vol. 1: Le Théâtre du Vampire
Score: 9/10
62
 
63Cryogenic
Celephais
Score: 9/10
 
Covenant
Animatronic (as The Kovenant)
Score: 9/10
64
 
65Dismal Euphony
All Little Devils

Score: 9/10
 
Taake
Nattestid Ser Porten Vid
Score: 9/10
66
 
67...And Oceans - The Symmetry of I the Circle of O
Score: 8.5/10
If I didn't know And Oceans already, I certainly wouldn't have bought this cd I'm afraid. With a cheap cover, titles like "I wish I was pregnant", and a singer named K-2T4-S I would only wonder what kind of drugs they used, and not what kind of music they make. Luckily I do know And Oceans, and the music is the same great style as on their Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts album. It's not as original or diverse as that album, but still very good.
 
Faerghail
Horizon's Fall
Score: 8.5/10
68
 
69Tiamat
Skeleton Skeletron
Score: 8.5/10
 
October Tide
Grey Dawn

Score: 8.5/10
70
 
71Alghazanth
Thy Aeons Envenomed Sanity
Score: 8.5/10
 
Cele Kula
The Moonlight And The Misty Night
Score: 8.5/10
72
 
73Moonsorrow
Tämä Ikuinen Talvi (demo)

Score: 8.5/10
 
Dunkelgrafen
Baphomets Aeon
Score: 8.5/10
74
 
75Lacrimosa
Elodia
Score: 8.5/10
 
Aborym
Kali Yuga Bizarre
Score: 8.5/10
76
 
77Rakoth
Planeshift
Score: 8.5/10
 
Exhumation
Traumaticon
Score: 8.5/10
78
 
79Notre Dame
Nightmare Before Christmas
Score: 8.5/10
 
Tristania
Widow's Tour
Score: 8.5/10
80
 
81Enid
Nachtgedanken
Score: 8.5/10
 
Butterfly Temple
Veles
Score: 8/10
82
 
83Kampfar
Fra Underverdenen

Score: 8/10
 
Christ Agony
Elysium
Score: 8/10
84
 
85Norden
Glory in Flames
Score: 8/10
 
Curse
Dimension of Scattered Sound and Silence (demo)
Score: 8/10
86
 
87Thyrane
Symphonies of Infernality
Score: 8/10
 
Skoll
Through The Mist We Come Back
Score: 8/10
88
 
89Various
A Call to Irons - Tribute to Iron Maiden
Score: 8/10
 
Lacuna Coil
In a Reverie
Score: 8/10
90
 
91Emperor
IX Equilibrium

Score: 8/10
 
Ashen Light
Pesn Velesa
Score: 8/10
92
 
93Satarial
The Queen of the Elves' Land
Score: 8/10
 
Thy Serpent
Death
Score: 8/10
94
 
95Eria D'Or
Songs of Sorrow and Agony (demo)
Score: 8/10
 
Penetralia
Carpe Noctem
Score: 8/10
96
 
97Limbonic Art
Ad Noctum - Dynasty of Death

Score: 8/10
 
Malignant Eternal
Alarm
Score: 8/10
98
 
99Darkthrone
Ravishing Grimness
Score: 8/10
 
Tower
Mercury
Score: 8/10
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