Re: My favorite 2017 albums so far

Date:2017-08-05 04:32:55
In Reply To:Re: My favorite 2017 albums so far by BumZen

I'll comment on the ones I've heard.
The Ferrymen - st
Not bad, but very forgettable.
That good huh! I like it. Best effort I've heard from Ronnie Romero, but I will admit it could have even been better.
Mean Streak - Blind Faith
The archetype of boring trad. A good singer could help.
That's mean. He's ok enough. The songs have plenty of meat and catchiness in my book.
Harlott - Extinction
Yeah, this is a great album. If only Slayer could write songs like Harlott. The exclusion of this in the above list is an error on my part. But I can see it's because I simply forgot to add it to my list.
Well that's good. These guys out-thrash anyone IMO.
Unleash The Archers - Apex
Decent album. But for some reason UtA still needs to live up to their potential. Good musicians with good riffs here and there, and she is one of the few female singers in metal I think sounds great, and they have the style down. The songwriting is just not very memorable, and the album loses me halfway. Maybe I should give it another chance?!
You should. I also didn't really like their previous album but I find this one to be great, full of memorable riffs and tunes. Easily their best.
Battle Beast - Bringer of Pain
Battle Beast is horrible to my ears. But I've never been a fan of the women in metal trying to sound "butch".
Mean. :-)
Majesty - Rebels
Haven't heard it, but is it any different than what they normally do?
No it's not but since Manowar is dead someone has to cover that angle for us warriors of steel!
Lionville - A World of Fools
On my "check out further" list, after having listened to it earlier.
God I love this album. Not as much as Work of Art but I still love it. I'm just waiting for a Care of Night album.
DragonForce - Reaching into Infinity
Dragonforce has never been more than a fun curiosity for me. Will this win me over?
Some people say it's their best and most diverse album by Dragonforce standards that is. It still sounds like Dragonforce but there is a new found aggression that seems to suit them somehow.
Harem Scarem - United
First Harem Scarem I ever listened to. I'm not impressed by their old-man-rocking-with-air-guitar-out-of-tune-rock. In all honesty, this just isn't my thing ;-)
That's Ageist! Leave us oldies alone! :-)

Nickelback - Feed the Machine
Surprisingly not terrible. Still not worth any more of my time.
Yeah Nickelback won't be for every metalhead but this is a close to metal as they are ever gonna get. I just enjoy the songs. They are memorable.
Dying Fetus - Wrong One To Fuck With
Dying Fetus does everything right this time, too bad they just can't write more riffs. If they had cut their material down to 30-35 minutes, this would probably be a lot better.
I never really liked too much of DF apart from random great songs but this album has groove and technicality in abundance for me.
Need - Hegaiamas:A song for freedom
Will check out further after you and John talked about them! Sounds like it could be right up my alley. Thank you.
I never liked any Need before but this album is very captivating.
Mastodon - Emperor of Sand
The production was a turn off for me.
I just find the band has groove and riffs galore to enjoy.
Obituary - st
I like Obituary as any loyal death metal fan would, but I'm not impressed with the new album.
Wow. To me it's even almost the best Obituary album ever!
Distillator - Summoning The Malicious
Actually bought this after a quick listen. Yawn, but I like their homage to Kil 'em All Metallica. It's the boring songwriting that I don't like.
Again one of my fave modern rethrash bands. Absolutely chockablock full of riffage.

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