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This Week In Metal: October 6th, 2005

Top 10 Albums (Thanks to CMJ)

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries --Last Week #1--Weeks On Chart 3
2. Hypocrisy - Virus--Last Week #3--Weeks On Chart 3
3. Between the Buried and Me - Alaska--Last Week #2--Weeks On Chart 3
4. Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon--Last Week #4--Weeks On Chart 3
5. God Forbid - Constitution of Reason--Last Week #11--Weeks On Chart 1
6. Fear Factory - Transgression--Last Week #6--Weeks On Chart 3
7. Soulfly - Dark Ages--Last Week n/a--Weeks On Chart 1
8. Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine--Last Week #5--Weeks On Chart 3
9. Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma--Last Week #8--Weeks On Chart 3
10. Chimaira - Chimaira--Last Week #7--Weeks On Chart 3

Finally some new blood! God Forbid breaks the stranglehold of great albums in the top by breaking through and in the 5th spot. This is the second week God Forbids album has been out, last week they missed by 1 in 11th. For the record first week album sales never look good because of the date the albums released and the date the poll is published only allow a half week of sales. How about god-damn Opeth. Three weeks in a row they keep the #1 spot on the charts, and now a new #2 challenges their prowlous with Hypocrisy. Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder and Chimairas albums have seen better days, all of them have been out for at least 2 months and are finally seeing their skid off of the charts. Soulflys new album is on the rise and next week we MIGHT see a peek at the new A Dozen Furies album, or KMFDMs latest effort Hau Rock.

And now for the top 10 singles in metal (thanks to MusicChoice):

1. Watch Them Die - "Bastard Son"--Last Week n/a
2. Hypocrisy - "Scrutinized"--Last Week n/a
3. Cannae - "Idemnity"-- Last Week n/a
4. Soulfly - "babylon"--Last Week n/a
5. Throwdown - "We Will Rise"-- Last Week #5, Weeks On Chart 2
6. Bullet For My Valentine "Hand of Blood" -- Last Week n/a
7. Arch Enemy - "Nemesis"--Last Week n/a
8. Every Time I Die - "Guitrred and Feathered" Last Week #8, Weeks on Chart *3*
9. As I Lay Dying - "Confined" Last Week n/a
10. Byzantine - "Taking Up Serpents" Last Week 6, Weeks On Chart 2

New Releases From AILD, and Soulfly are seeing immediate attention and I expect to see them in the top next week as well. How can I not talk about Every Time I Die - the only band with a single that has been on the chart all 3 weeks I've been writing the column. Its amazing to see the success their having with the album and single. Watch Them Die's new track Bastard Son is awesome and I heavily recommend checking it out. And there again is Hypocrisy in the #2 slot this time with the single, Scrutinized. Throwdown possibly doing best next to only ETID, as their single We Will Rise stays steady at #5.

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1. Negatyve_One writes:

Lets hear it for Opeth, and who has picked up the new God Forbird album ? They are slowly getting softer on me :(

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 6:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. key to nothing writes:

i dont have it but i've heard it a few times through,definitly no gone forever or determined

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Negatyve_One writes:

I dont think Gone Forever was that great either, but I was a huge fan in the Determined era.

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. key to nothing writes:

determined is still the best metalcore release in many peoples eyes,i found that unearth's oncoming storm slightly outdid it but not by much

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BrianSD writes:

I like the new God Forbid. Gone Forever is better though. Byzantine is really good too.

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. killingtime writes:

God Forbid, Chimaira, and Opeth \m/
Fear Factory shouldn't be on there, I don't think. They've hit the slopes ever since "Obsolete". Each album gets progressively friendlier. Uncool.

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. killingtime writes:

Oh, and Soulfly's new album. Kick-ass. Much better than their previous 2 efforts ("3" and "Prophecy"). I think it could compete w/ "Back To The Primitive", but it's heavier than that. A damn good outing. *thumbs*

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8. RememberMetal? writes:

6 years ago I never would have imagined Opeth being so well known but I suppose this kind of success was in the cards for such a perfect band.....
They certainly reached this point on thier own terms, which is f***ing inspiring considering the times as far as recording industry is concerned.

# Oct 6, 2005 @ 11:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Spiritus writes:

Cool! Hypocrisy "Virus" got #2. I'm definitely diggin their new one! Very good Melodic Death. Been a while since they had an album I could listen to all the way through and not skip a track.

"RememberMetal?" I thought the same thing.

# Oct 7, 2005 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. key to nothing writes:

i'm definitly there with ya on that one,nothin like good melodeath to brighten the day

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