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Metalunderground.com's Best of 2008 Awards Announced

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2008 was a great year for metal releases. What's more, it was a great year for real metal. Never before have I seen a "best of" poll with so few mentions of trendy and mainstream metal bands. Despite a slew of hugely anticipated releases by bands such as Metallica, Guns N Roses, AC/DC, Testament, and more, it was the many other intriguing metal releases that made 2008 special.

That said, let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2008 such a good year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2008. As in previous years, I've polled the entire staff here at Metalunderground.com about their favorite albums and performances of the year.

Here are the Metalunderground.com staff picks for the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2008, Best Metal DVD of 2008, Best Metal Newcomer of 2008, Best Live Act of 2008, and Most Anticipated Release for 2009.

Best Metal Album of 2008

Technical and progressive metal dominated this category this year, and quite frankly overshadowed most of the releases in 2008. Bands like Opeth, Ihsahn, Nachtmystium, and Cynic had highly touted releases in 2008. But the band who came out on top was...

Opeth's "Watershed"

Not even the reunited Cynic would top Opeth this year, but they certainly came close. For the first time ever, we had a tie in points in deciding on the best metal album of the year. Our tie-breaker criteria is number of nominations, which Opeth had over Cynic's "Traced In Air." As expected, also receiving multiple nominations and significant votes were Ihsahn for "AngL" and Nachtmystium's "Assassins: Black Meddle Part I." Other releases receiving multiple nods for best metal album of 2008 included Amon Amarth's "Twilight of the Thunder God," Testament's "The Formation of Damnation," Metallica's "Death Magnetic" and Trivium's "Shogun." Most anticipated last year, Meshuggah's "obZen" received only one nomination for "Best Metal Album" this year.

Best Metal DVD of 2008

The category of "Best Metal DVD" is traditionally a difficult one to vote on, given that most of us listen to far more music than we watch DVDs. But this year we had an easy consensus and landslide victory winner, getting more nominations than any other band in any category this year, of...

Lamb of God's "Walk With Me In Hell"

Opeth's "The Roundhouse Tapes" got a respectably high number of votes as well, while the only other DVD releases with multiple nods were Arch Enemy's "Tyrants of the Rising Sun" and Cannibal Corpse's "Centuries Of Torment."

Despite releasing "Killadephia" not too long ago, Lamb of God got it right with "Walk With Me In Hell" with just the right amount of live footage, behind the scenes footage, and up close and personal insight and schenanigans to make an entertaining DVD release.

Best Metal Newcomer of 2008

Bands eligible for "Best Metal Newcomer of 2008" included bands who have released their first full length album or released their first album on a somewhat major metal label, or even have no formal release at all. With hundreds of new metal bands popping up each year with limited exposure, this category is also usually difficult to gain any sort of consensus. However, just like the Best Metal DVD category, we had a surprisingly clear winning this year with:

Bison b.c.

Having a fairly unique sound and drawing comparisons to Mastodon, Bison b.c. definitely stands out from the crowd. The real surprise is that so many people have heard of them to earn them the designation of "Best Metal Newcomer of 2008."

The only other bands who got multiple nods were Tim Lambesis' (As I Lay Dying) Arnold-worship metalcore band Austrian Death Machine and retro-metalers Black Tide, who both have a considerable amount of notoeiety compared to Bison b.c. That's not to say that there were not plenty of quality underground bands making a name for themselves in 2008. There certainly were. But their limited exposure makes it difficult to get enough votes to make our list. Still, we're happy to spread the word of the underground, so I'll list all of the nominations for this category at the end of this article.

Best Live Act of 2008

"Best Live Act" is typically a fairly competitive category since it is not restricted to releases from this year, only performances. Typically bands make this list the year after a big release, as they do widespread touring. But an early release and heavy touring cycle can easily buck the trend as we've seen this year's winner do. The winner of "Best Live Act" for 2008 is:

Opeth

While I've heard mixed reports of Opeth's live show, their music certainly pleases and they must be doing something right to beat out bands like Judas Priest, Testament, and In Flames, who also got multiple nominations for this designation.

Most Anticipated Release of 2009

Now that the hype of 2008's big releases is finally over, we can see that the lineup of releases for 2009 looks very promising. The most anticipated releases that got the most votes should really come as no surprise, as the watering mouths can be seen in any of their respective comment threads since late last year. But the band whose next release seemed most anticipated by our staff was:

Lamb of God for "Wrath"

In what might be a surprise to some, Megadeth came in a solid second place. While Metallica has gotten votes for being highly anticipated, it has not been to this degree that we're seening here. Hot on Megadeth's heels in votes was Mastodon's "Crack The Skye," with Slayer, Obscura ("Cosmogenesis"), Cannibal Corpse ("Evisceration Plague"), Between the Buried and Me, and Sepultura ("A-Lex") all garnering multiple nominations for "most anticipated."

In Conclusion...

As "overrated" as many seem to think Lamb of God is, the band comes home with decisive victories in our staff picks nearly every year it seems, also having won Best Metal Album in our innaugural awards in 2004 for "Ashes of the Wake" and again in 2006 for "Sacrament," and also Best Live act in 2007. This year they come home with two. But seeing how the most anticipated albums don't usually make the best albums, we'll see if they can repeat their success next year.

Each year we talk about popular trends dying out, such as nu-metal and metalcore. In between those major trends, some micro-trends may be seen within the core metal community as well. For some time, melodic elements were making their way back into metal. Now it seems that adding progressive elements to metal is the new micro-trend. The growing popularity of progressive death and black metal bands as well as the number of newer metal bands from all sub-genres appearing with progressive and technical elements is a sure sign of the growing trend. Fortunately, this isn't a "trendy" trend and you probably won't see teens jumping en masse from emo and metalcore to Opeth and Obscura anytime soon. At least this new direction leads to new and interesting sounds rather than repetition of the same style ad-nauseum.

2009 looks to fuel this trend with highly anticipated releases from Mastodon, Obscura, and Between the Buried and Me among many others on the way.

Finally, here is the entire list of nominations for the "Best Metal Newcomer" category in 2008, provided simply because these nominations should make good leads for you, our readers, to discover some new bands:

Brain Drill
Confession
Cyaegha
Dead Mens Dreams
Divinity
Exit Strategy
Ferox Canorus
Five Finger Death Punch
Gamma Bomb
Ghost Town
Grief Of War
Haeresiarchs of Dis
Hatchet
Indricothere
Jeff Loomis
Krallice
Mortiferous Scorn
Mortum
Operatika
Order Of Ennead
Ossein
Parkway Drive
Periphery
Quest For Blood
Salt The Wound
Samsara
Scars on Broadway
Silent Civilian
Sun Tzu
Warbringer
Winds of Plague

No doubt there are others worth checking out, but these were our staff picks, limited to five bands per person.

Having Lamb of God and Opeth wind up winning four out of the five designations may make this year's picks seem a little boring overall. But the momentum of both of these bands is undeniably enormous, and both have stayed true to themselves and earned the endearment of many metal fans around the world. With all of the blockbuster releases hardly getting a mention, I expect many of you will have differing opinions than ours, however. Feel free to share them in the comments.

Here's to an even better 2009! \m/

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1. metal2death writes:

completely agree with what u wrote about opeth. i listen to watershed everyday, no lie

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Shoe Police writes:

Opeth is very deserving of their awards. I was glad to see that nobody noticed that Slipknot had a new album this year.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bbristowe writes:

f***in rights Jeff Loomis.

Awesome post DB. Right on.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cynic writes:

I agree, great post deathbringer. Great to see a band like Nachtmystium get mentioned too.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^how is Nachtmystium by the way? i have no clue how they might sound, but for some reason keep hearing mention of them in relation to 90% of the bands I listen to, so I'm understandably a bit curious...

as to the article, fantastic post DB, I'm just happy Bison won an award over Austrian Death machine, the only band more generic than As i lay dying.

The most interesting thing this year for me, (that you mentioned in the article, thank you), was how much progressive elements have slipped into traditional metal genres, which makes me giggle for joy. The Faceless is currently one of my favorite bands ever now. too bad their cd just came out at the beginning of THIS year. :/ they deserve considerable notice for the next time this award nomination thingamabob comes around again.

Now playing: Machine Head- Slanderous

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. DeathInEye writes:

I'm how Gojira missed a nod, personally.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DeathInEye writes:

curious*

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Cynic writes:

Originally really low fi American black metal, now they're like psychedelic metal taking big inspiration from Pink Floyd. The name of their new album is a play on "Meddle" (the PF album) and "Black Metal". I thought it was great. Agreed about Austrian Death Machine, despite having an awesome name.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. btbamfav20 writes:

"Shoe Police writes:

Opeth is very deserving of their awards. I was glad to see that nobody noticed that Slipknot had a new album this year."

haha yes, i noticed this too :D

Now listening to: Watching It All Disappear - Communic

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. btbamfav20 writes:

Brain Drill is a million times better than Bison though, i think they shoulda gotten the award...

Now listening to: I Come In Peace - Buckethead

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 8:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. deathbringer writes:

Thanks guys. Yeah, Gojira has had some buzz but didn't exactly make waves with their release last year. I'm pretty sure they got a vote, but not more than one to get a mention here.

There are always some interesting omissions each year. Surely when we all sit down to make our picks in a short time, memory may fail us at times. Or sometimes what seems to be a great release at the time is actually viewed as only good in light of so many other great ones and doesn't make anyone's list. I can tell you for some of those categories I end up listing out about 8-10 bands and narrowing it down from there.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Gunface138 writes:

I love this site. Thanks for an awesome post DB, I couldn't agree more on these picks (although I somehow never got into Opeth. Maybe I'll get the new record).

FAN: Nachtmystium is great. It's like how Cynic explained, I have Instinct: Decay and Assassins, and I love them both although I'm not a big black metal guy.

I keep hearing about Obscura lately, I think i'll check them out...

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jenny writes:

Gunface138: You better check Obscura out lol. They're awesome.

It's strange but I can't seem to get into Opeth the way everyone else does...

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. JAMES_44 writes:

nice post for DB.but this award just subjective.think we must given a part to gave nomination.

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

Where. Is. Arsis? This is an awesome poll and this site is beyond uber-awesome, btw. :)

# Jan 24, 2009 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RememberMetal? writes:

Bananaterracottapie1
Arsis are absolutely perfect as far as I'm concerned...They've never made a bad record and they keep getting better.

BrainDrill, Krallice, Hatchet, Winds of Plague and Warbringer 100% earned...Need to check out about half of the bands on the list still.

Now Playing: Catacombs - "Echoes Through the Catacombs"

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BoltThrower writes:

I guess I'll have to try Opeth again. I think I gave them a listen once but it fell on deaf ears. Lamb Of God's acclaim surprises me. I bought and then later sold 2 of their albums. I just didn't get it. Maybe I'm too old.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 12:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. stuff writes:

arsis is awesome but they have to look for a new guitarist cuz he left to play with the black dahlia and to me is also a great f***ing band

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 1:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. X writes:

Watershed is Opeth's worst album imo. I would have liked to see some other, more deserving bands on this list like Cynic and Amon Amarth.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 1:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

BoltThrower
Opeth are and have been my favorite metal band for the last 10 years...They're not for everyone though...Depending on which records you have or havent heard--I would suggest Still Life or Blackwater Park. Classics.

Don't buy into the "too old" thing man just try keep an open mind some of the best music takes the most patience.

Now Playing: My Dying Bride - "My Wine in Silence"

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 1:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. BoltThrower writes:

Definitely, man. I love nothing more than to find a new band that I really like. When I do, I wind up listening non-stop. High On Fire is that band for me right now. Also Exodus with their latest few albums. I didn't much care for them in the '80s as they came across as a tongue-in-cheek funtime band, but these last few albums have been total blistering hatred.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 1:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. RememberMetal? writes:

BoltThrower
Yeah man, with regards to Exodus, talk about a turnaround. High on Fire are epic man, you won't find truer metal. They rekindled my interest in metal just when I started drifting to off toward off the radar alternative and alt-hardcore about 6-7 years ago.

Now Playing: Behold...The Arctopus - "Scepters"

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 2:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Netromancer writes:

DB, you hit the nail on the head. Multiple times in one post.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. :3 writes:

SO MANY YEARS TO CLEAN THE PLATES
DISHWASHING LIQUID WITHIN ITS WAKE

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 4:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Gunface138 writes:

Bolt Thrower: I love High on Fire. Matt Pike is a god.

Jenny: Yea I checked out their myspace, they're right up my alley. I love technical/prog stuff and they were definitely groovy. I agree about Opeth, one of my friends tried to get me into them and i just... didnt get it. Same thing with Tool, just about everyone i know loves them but i dont.

Speaking of Opeth though, Michael Akerfeldt(sp?) has a side project called Bloodbath that f***ing kills. They play old-school death metal ala Death, Obituary and Morbid Angel, and I like them a lot too.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 10:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. HE HE HE HE HE writes:

YALL AGREE NEW ACDC ALBUM SUCKS.....JUST AN EXCUSE TO GO OUT ON THE ROAD AND PERFORM THE SAME SONGS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN.....

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. \Metal/ writes:

Just like he said, Lame Of God is definitely overrated. Next time, strive for some originality. Knock of f the copy-cattin', LOG!!!

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. l0l writes:

Doesent Opeth just stand there at their shows? Slipknot shoulda got best live act

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Aryan Metal writes:

Most anticipated release of 2009 : Lamb of god!!! Wrath!
what the f*** is wrong with you guys!
f***ing Slayer

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. deathbringer writes:

Um, actually I was saying how some people think they are overrated. When I first heard Lamb of God's first album (back in the day, off a recomendation on USENET), I had never heard anything like it. Their second was very original too. Although I hear other influences such as Pantera in the newer stuff, I still consider their sound combined with Randy's vocal style highly original.

And yeah, I'm psyched about the new Slayer too.

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31. Diamond Oz writes:

Don't blame me lol, I voted for Testament as Best Live Act and Sepultura for Most Anticipated album. It all comes from the staffs combined suggestions though and I misread the voting system and only put one suggestion in instead of five. Frankly I couldn't have picked five in some categories since I can't really think of a single new band I really liked from last year but I quite like Gama Bomb so I suggested them. I can't remember what some of my other votes were though.

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32. DeathInEye writes:

I hope Septic Flesh begins to get some more recognition with this micro-trend of progressive elements. I truly enjoy their sound. Can't say I know much more about them.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Netromancer writes:

Having seen Opeth, I have to say their live shows are amazing. I go to watch a band play music, not a dance recital. The music is amazing, Mikael Ackerfeldt is a great frontman with alot of energy and humor. If you've never seen them live I highly suggest going to one of their shows.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Diamond Oz writes:

I'm not an Opeth fan but I was really looking forward to seeing them at Graspop last year because I'd heard they were a phenomenal live act but they cancelled. I wouldn't have minded too much but that was on the sunday when there weren't alot of bands I wanted to see lol. I got so bored that day I watched Avenged Sevenfold.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 4:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Kalis_wrath writes:

No mention of Judas Priest "Nostradamus"?

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 6:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. MetalMeatHammer writes:

Opeth sux c***les. L.O.G. will own '09 with Slayer close behind.

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37. Cynic writes:

"...and Sepultura for Most Anticipated album." - you would Oz, you new Sep loving fiend :P

In a way it's quite funny how well Cynic have done with there comeback - I mean, in the 90s they were nothing even in death metal. When they toured with Cannibal Corpse it was pretty much a failure, people didn't get it. Now they're truly getting the recognition they deserve.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. RememberMetal? writes:

Cynic
At least in the states, this is a generation raised with Tool on the radio...At some point I remember being driven mad in my hopes for radio to produce something else even remotely that good--and within monthes of each other, I found acts like Opeth and Cynic...almost a decade ago...which is hard to believe...My story has to be pretty common.

Now Playing: Catacombs - "In the Depths of R'lyeh"

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. XWigglesX writes:

I can't remember who I voted for. I know which bands in that list are mine but that's it. And no doubt I voted for Isolation by Carps for best album
Who voted for Parkway?

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. mfh writes:

I really dont think 2008 was that good a year for metal honestly... For so many anticipated releases from 'good' bands, I was quite disappointed. 2007 was a much better year for metal.

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. xFiruath writes:

^ Wasn't me.

I didn't really hear that many newcomer bands in 2008. I think Mortiferous Scorn and Haeresiarchs of Dis were the only ones I reviewed that just released their first albums that year.

I haven't really listened to Lamb of God enough to weigh in on whether they are overrated or not. I heard Ashes of the Wake when it came out once or twice but didn't get hooked. Lots of people seem to love them, so I may have to dig a bit deeper.

Oh, and to DeathInEye, I think I voted for the Septicflesh album "Communion" as either third or fourth best album of '08, just behind the new Tiamat, Opeth, and Ihsahn. Killer album. I hope those guys keep pumping 'em out regularly (and stop opening for Cradle of Filth, which is a much weaker band musically).

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 9:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Kalis_wrath writes:

Why didn't any of you vote for Judas Priest??

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. XWigglesX writes:

Not keen. Don't know about everyone else though.

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44. SNAKE!!! writes:

DEATH METAL MY FAVORITE MUSIC GENRE, ALONG WITH BLACK/DEATH METAL HYBRIDS, AND SOME BLACK METAL, AND SOME BLACK/THRASH HYBRIDS NEXT COMES THRASH, THEN COMES GRINDCORE, HARDCORE,PUNK METAL/ROCK, SOME DOOM METAL, SUCKS NONE VOTED FOR ACHERON, AURA NOIR, EVILDEAD, (I THINK THEY HAD A ALBUM THIS YEAR), NAPALM DEATH, OR CANDLEMASS, PLUS THAT LISTEN TO KALIS WRATH JUDAS PRIEST SHOULD HAVE SOME VOTES, MAN THEY CAN PUT ON A GOOD SHOW, YOU SHOULD PICKUP ELECTRIC EYE, THE DVD, YOU'LL BE SATISFIED

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45. OOPS_$H!T writes:

i meant not to capitalized forgive me

# Jan 25, 2009 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Gunface138 writes:

I didn't really like the new Priest. I got bored very quickly. I loved Angel of Retribution, and they put on an amazing show (saw them at Tinley Park on Metal Masters, they killed) but Nostradamus was just too meh for me.

xFiruath: Definitely check out Lamb of God's New American Gospel and As the Palaces Burn. Those are the first two albums (not counting Burn the Priest) and they're arguably what helped set off this modern metal movement. I'm kind of a LoG nerd :P

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47. bbristowe writes:

I don't really like priest in General. So that leaves my opinion out, but I can say Opeth did take a big jump this year, musically and as well as being more "known". It's good to see hard working acts finally pay off, especially while staying true to their sound.

Just for Fun Let hear some of everybody's anticipated releases this year.

1. Nevermore
2. LoG.....maybe
3. Behemoth
4. Arch Enemy

# Jan 26, 2009 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. bbristowe writes:

Crap

5. Aghora

I also wanted to mention I noticed (in general..yeah I said it) that a lot of people who play guitar etc. are more capable of listening to Opeth. Maybe that's just me though.

NP: Annihilator - Stonewall

# Jan 26, 2009 @ 1:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. Necropolis writes:

bb, What did you think of Loomis' solo album? I heard bits and pieces, wasn't sure if it was worth getting.

Personally, I am most anticipating the Insomnium album. Followed closely by Devildriver.

NP: Machinemade God "With You"

# Jan 26, 2009 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. Jenny writes:

This is the first list of staff picks I have seen, so this is just a suggestion: It would be cool if you guys can vote on the best music video of the year sometime.

NP: "No Excuses" -Alice In Chains

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51. Relicsun writes:

Thought Jeff's solo stuff was killer. No buckethead but great none the less!!!

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52. Blindgreed1 writes:

bBristowe: LOG and Slayer \m/\m/

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53. BrunoHockalugie writes:

Bristowe: Watershed is to me my least favorite Opeth album. Alot of long time fans weren't overly impressed with Ghost Reveries, an album which I loved, but I kind of feel the same way about Watershed. Also, it is going to be weird seeing Opeth without the Martins.

For 2009 releases: MASTODON! MASTODON! MASTODON!

PLUS:
1) Morbid Angel

2) Behemoth

3) HEAVEN AND HELL

4) Lamb of God

5) Tenacious D (fingers crossed)

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54. DeathInEye writes:

1. Lamb of God 2. Behemoth 3. This Ending 4. BTBAM 5. Dream Theatre/Dimmu Borgir/DevilDriver I forget who all is writing.

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55. Diamond Oz writes:

Since I didn't vote properly for the real thing I may aswell do it here lol.

1. Sepultura - A-Lex (which came out today but I'm skint.)
2. Slayer - ???
3. Onslaught (they're recording it soon so I assume it'll be out this year)
4. Anthrax - Worship Music
5. Ventflow - Terrorsiah

# Jan 26, 2009 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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56. Blindgreed1 writes:

Bruno: Yes! Mastodon!!!

Oz: Any update on the Slayer co-headlining tour?

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57. Diamond Oz writes:

No sir. I'll be up for a long time so unless they announce it at like three in the morning, States time, I doubt I'll miss it. I'm willing to bet they might not announce it tonight anyway and announce it tomorrow morning.

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58. Blindgreed1 writes:

Oz: Thank you for your dilligence Oz. Hopefully it will be up by tomorrow.

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59. Txmetalhead writes:

If ya'll don't mind, I will weigh in my opinion. To Kalis - great taste in metal, love Judas Priest, with a passion, it is good to see more fans of this great band. I recently heard Intronaut, and was highly impressed with it. I play it frequently. Very progressive, and cool a$$ base lines. I think they should have gotten some votes for best metal newcomer, although, Intro has been around since 2007, I believe. Draconian had a good album too. Yes -I follow Lamb of God very closely, and have almost all of their albums(w/exception to Burn the Priest), however, their newest two albums - cannot top New American Gospel, or As the Palaces Burn. I was so psyched to find my ATPB album still in good condition in my cd case...such a great album.

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60. DeathInEye writes:

^I've been a Draconian fan for a while now. I don't know that it stacks up to some of 2008's releases, but I'm happy to see they have more than one fan! haha

xFiruath: your review is how I found SepticFlesh. Great pick, and great review. You nailed their sound.

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61. bbristowe writes:

"Also, it is going to be weird seeing Opeth without the Martins."

But I also agree with most of your post. Although I particularly love the solo from burden. Album could have had more tracks too.

Necro: If you like and of Jeff's solo's out of the later Nevermore discs then its a must, especially if you play guitar/like his playing style

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62. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Slayer- You really want to argue with a Slayer album? lol
Behemoth- Personal fave band right now. Listen to zos Kia Kultus and Demigod daily
Devildriver- I dont know why. butI REALLY want a new devildriver album right now.
Anthrax- (see Devildriver lol)
Lamb of God (I cant think of any other good bands coming out with albums this year. :P)

Honestly, as big a LoG fan as i am, I think they are highly overrated. I'm marginal in my anticipation for this new album. I like what Ive heard from it, but it's just decent. For me, the band doesnt make great albums, just a bunch of great songs. (i.e. Sacrament had Walk with me in hell, Again we Rise, Foot to the throat, Requiem) so that's what i'm expecting to hear out of this one.

The problem with people listening to the band for the first time at this point in the bands career, is with all the hype, they expect something amazing, like dimmu Borgir or Opeth amazing, when it's just really good like Machine head or Devildriver. Go into this band like that, and you might find music you enjoy. :p

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63. MetalMartyr.com writes:

Shamefully I just got in to Opeth last year after Watershed. I only got in to a lot of European metal in the past year or so. Since getting in top Watershed I have bought every album and I love everyone of them. I did a lot of blog-work yesterday and turned the iPod to opeth and hit "Play all"...and it was wonderful.

I've been a Slipknot fan since their Roadrunner debut...but this years release was absolute garbage for me with the exceptions of a couple of songs. '08 was a great year for my own metal discoveries and it can only get better with '09.

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64. Cynic writes:

I can't remember my exact top anticipated... it had Morbid Angel and Mastodon on it though. No LoG but I guess I'm not suprised.

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65. bbristowe writes:

Meh. I have really only listened to LoG for their somewhat complicated groovy style riffs. But the 2 new tracks I heard really didn't catch my ear like 11th hour or As the Palaces Burn.

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66. Gunface138 writes:

Alright here's my list of anticipated releases:
Lamb of God - These guys are the band that got me into extreme metal, I'm a big fan.
Slayer - No doubt.
The Black Dahlia Murder - I think they're working on a new one...
Psyopus - These guys are absurd.
Necrophagist - I'm pretty sure they said their new one was going to be 2009, complete with 7-string guitars... sooo metal...

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67. Necropolis writes:

Gunface, did TBDM find a replacement for John K?

F_A_N, you're right that LoG does make really good songs in their albums.

bbristowe, I am a total fan of Loomis' work, particularly in Godless. The Chorus work in Born is just ridiculous. His use of disonance is fantastic. In my opinion, he uses dynamics and disonance, more and better than anyone.

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68. stuff writes:

yes tbdm did find a guitarist it is the guitarist from arsis he joined them in december

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69. androphobic writes:

lamb of god is one of those bands that have highly skilled musicians. there is always a weak link in a band, but in lamb of god i cant really find one. the vocalist is a bit monotonous on his rythm, but his screams are definately unique and exremely effecient. and i was quite impressed how they had trivium on the list. trivium or always getting ragged on for reasons no one really wants to explain. ascendency was excellent. then it went downhill from there. i have one question though. who the f*** decided to put them on a tour with slipknot?!?! stupidest sh** ever...
iced earth gives my ears an orgasm haha

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70. bbristowe writes:

"bbristowe, I am a total fan of Loomis' work, particularly in Godless. The Chorus work in Born is just ridiculous. His use of disonance is fantastic. In my opinion, he uses dynamics and disonance, more and better than anyone."

Then you will listen to the solo album until it melts. The bridge in "Devils Theory" is breath taking.

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71. Rubyred writes:

The only thing I have on OPETH is them on the 25th Roadrunner Records Anniversary Deluxe Cd/DVD set which was excellent. I like all the songs can't recall the title they performed but it was beautiful & heavy all in one. Really liked the record set of this & the "Dagger" song was amazing. Heard some of the snippets for "Watershed" by Opeth it sounds pretty horrifying/gray & sad & dooming. I take it their a Doom Metal band: that's pretty scary. cheers.

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72. Fuck_A_Name writes:

To quote a friend of mine:

Obvious Troll is obvious.

Get the f*** off my internets HEHEHEHE

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73. deathbringer writes:

Yeah, I was debating the ban after the second obvious troll post here. But for now, I've just deleted them.

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74. Gunface138 writes:

Necropolis: Yea, the new guy is Ryan Knight who was also on Arsis's last album. There's a video of him playing with TBDM on metalinjection.net . He was real good with Arsis so I have high hopes for the new BDM record.

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75. XWigglesX writes:

I missed the troll. Man. f*** 40 degree days.

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76. wilco writes:

hail to opeth
its not my fav band but i have been lisening to them its good for them
came back from a short vacation did not check matal underground for a couple of days
i ma suprised on this one were is branded
he did not comment on this one
or its because metallica is not on this post?
hail to you branded
hornsup

# Jan 31, 2009 @ 8:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. XWigglesX writes:

Maybe he finally found work. Haven't seen him around for ages.

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78. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^or...he's been outta work for so long they shut off his internet and electricity. That would suck.

Although, it has been interesting getting through an entire Metallica thread without an argument between branded and cynic lol

On topic, (gasp!) I need to get around to checking out Brain Drill. I hear too many good things about them from people who have given me some of my favorite bands. For refernce, (IF anyone is even still reading this thread) what type of metal are they? Or at least, what do they sound like?

Now Playing: Converge- serial killer

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79. XWigglesX writes:

Simple answer. f***ing awesome.

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80. charest writes:

great job! and what else ... oh yes, f***ing Slayer!!

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81. steve dodds writes:

Opeth best live performance?.......saw them in 05......sounded ok but they didnt have the greatest stage presence......how bout dimmu borgir for best performance.....jesus christ...
Log dvd was ok....but cannibal corpse gave everything in theres, thats a must dvd every metalhead should have in there collection......08 was kinda weak...especially for tours....with the exception of dimmu borgir, and soulfly/ caavalera conspiracy...09 though already out to a great start, theres gonna be lots of shows to go to

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82. ODIE0220 writes:

the new god forbid is very good !! you will enjoy for sure...new slayer. is well, new slayer, as with lamb of god, nothing to blow you away but it still rocks. time will tell....remember all the idiots that said death magnetic was the best album ever....i cant remember who put it out....who was that...???? hahahaha

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83. Davidian writes:

I agree with almost all of this award list.

Opeth simply took over 2008 with "Watershed". It deserves the award for best album, and Opeth definitely deserves best live act. They put on a HELL of a show, and everytime I've seen them (which would be 3 times), they amaze me.

LOG's Walk With Me In Hell was an amazing DVD, definitely the best fo 2008. Cannibal Corpse's DVD was pretty good, its what made me actually want to go see a show of theirs, and be anticipiated for the new album.

I've never heard of Bison b.c, but because of this, I will definitely check them out.

And Most Anticipated Album, LOG's Wrath, need I say more? LOG has put out a series of amazing albums, and I hope its only going to continue.

I am looking forward to 09, it seems we got a pretty good year ahead in metal.

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84. androphobic writes:

braindrill are extremely good musicians FAN but i dont like them personally. they are very technical, very very fast and a little all over the place. but if you take interest to technical death metal pushed to the fastest velocity imaginable, braindrill is one of those bands you NEED to check out

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Oh sh!t, I forgot about God Forbid. Put them in my 5 slot if anyone cares.

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86. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^yeah,a s soon as wiggles said they were good, I went and checked em out. Wiggles likes really fast, really angry music, so I kinda knew what I was gonna get, and I got just what i wanted.

Technical, fast, and all over the place. Sounds like descriptions of DEP, Converge or Pig Destroyer, three of my favorite bands, so yeah, lol, you could say theyre getting a myspace friend request from yours truly. Good stuff in the vein of metal that i shoot for.

The problem is, despite the fact that I KNOW I like the band, for the aforementioned reasons, I'm not in the mood for that type of music lately. I just recently ran out of a prog metal phase ala gojira/meshuggah, followed by straight-up heavy death metal like Behemoth and Deicide, and somehow just found myself in a symphonic death/black metal phase with band like Dimmu and Mors Principium. i barely found time to listen to the new Lamb of God album that leaked. (which is, btw awesome, WAYYYY better than i was thinking it would be*see my earlier post #62)

thanks for the breakdown of the band androphobic, now I know WHY i instantly liked the songs i heard lol

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87. metal2death writes:

the new lamb of god isnt suprising in any way shape or form. it isnt innovative like ashes and doesnt change emotions as much as palaces. its pretty much some boring guitar tracks while chris carries the cd with his drums and randy destroying the vocals(in a good way). randy really proved himself as a front man with this cd because he shows his range of highs and lows and also had death growls.
had i not already heard wrath my list would be as follows:
1.Lamb of god-wrath
2. behemoth-ezkaton?
3.slayer- its f***ing slayer guys...
4. black dahlia murder-its time for some new wreckage
5. im hoping iced earth actally writes some bad a$$ sh**. unlike their new release were they just recycled their old elements

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88. metal2death writes:

f*** thats what i wanted to do
REVISED* haha
1. lamb of god
2. devildriver
3. behemoth
4. tbdm
5.slayer(newer releases arnt as appealing as older stuff)

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89. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^I initially had the same opinion of the gutar work. I still have a complaint of how Chorus-heavy the album is. however, after nearly 6 listens since downloading it, I have come to a near 180.

More solo's than any Lamb of god record to date. they make excellent use of the dual guitarist in several songs, notably Dead Seeds. Several points throughout the record, I find new things that shock me in their intricacies. Grace and Contractor do this to me immediatly. Not a single song overstays it's welcome. The minute a particular riff begins to get boring, they insert something new to it, or drastically change the sound and pace of the song.

the drumming, fromwhat Ive listed to specifically for the drum tracks, have yet to impress me. they're good, but hardly as interesting as previous efforts. then again, the point o fthis album was not to be intricate, it was to be fast and trashy sounding, hence the frequency of 3 and a half minute songs.

I will agree that the vocals are the highlight of hte album. he brings back the vocals from Ashes and ATPB, while adding both Phil anselmo-esque singing and the new higher-pitched growl found on the Gojira track he contributed to. The use of overlaid vocals on certain tracks was intersting too, but made me wonder how that could be done live credibly. They also brought with them the best part o sacrament: the lyrics. Nice to see them continuing ot leave the war alone after two whole albums devoted to it, while still bringing to the table somehting that impresses when you finally understand what he's saying.

Overall, I think with any complaints, it has to be taken with a grain of salt, that the point was not really to show off anybody's skills, but to make a bunch of good songs to thrash around to. Under that guideline, i think they succeeded, and even then, still showed off. Just listen to Reclamation.

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90. bbristowe writes:

Agree 100% with every word in F.A.N.'s post. I'm listening to it right now. f***ing unbelievable. I was a bit iffy after hearing the 2 songs released online. But after listening to other bits from the album I can admit LoG has won my heart again. Truly amazing effort and definitely worth the $25 on release day.

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91. Fuck A Name writes:

^just like Redneck was a horrible representative of the rest of the album Sacrament, So too were the two singles. In your words, Sety to fail, and Contractor sound like pantera worship, which sets you up wrong since they are the first 3 songs, but all the other songs go completely off that track. the rest of the album sound like a fusion of the rawness and sincerity of ATPB, the heaviness of AOTW, and the lyrical intelligence and gutar douchebagery of Sacrament. In a word: FVCKTASTIC.

Still not their best album, but damn good nonetheless.

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92. XWigglesX writes:

Hey FAN have you seen that clip of DEP and that amp they light on fire.

# Feb 4, 2009 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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93. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wiggles!!!! Where the hell have you been man?

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94. XWigglesX writes:

Work work work man. I stil have 3 cds to review I've been that busy.
How are you anyway?

# Feb 4, 2009 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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95. Blindgreed1 writes:

I am okay man. When you get time, hit me up on gayspace. I always appriciate a few words from my brother from down under. Are you still slinging booze to a bunch of underage boneheads?

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96. bbristowe writes:

The intro from "Grace" is nuts. Sounds like they took a big lesson in melody from Arch Enemy or Nevermore. In fact is reminds me a lot of "tomorrow turned into yesterday"

NP: LoG - Broken Hands

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97. XWigglesX writes:

Pre-ordered it after listening to the leaked version, keen.
Yeah Blind you never replied to my picture I left you. Implying that if I ever see your band I'll be bringing the pile up!

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98. metal2death writes:

f*** a name described it thoroughly. i think he should be reviewer on this site haha but in all seriousness grace is by far the best song on the cd. im still gonna buy this album.

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99. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^lol why thank you. I actually reread my post and considered asking DB to review this album, among other's I've been listsning to frequently. then I remembered I'm lazy as f*** lol

If he doesnt already have somebody on this album, I'll give it a go I guess. :P

I would buy this album just for the chance to get that Randy barbeque or Mark Morton guitar lesson.

Wiggles: No i havent seen much by DEP live in a while. when I first got into them I watched them religiously, all the time wishing and salivating to be a part of that insanity lol. Now I just wait fo rhte day when they will inevitably find a way down to Florida and I can uppercut the lead guitarist and then return to the crowd and no repercussions because with all his flaling about, sh** happens, right? lol

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100. XWigglesX writes:

Lol he'll probably think he hit himself with his guitar. Man I can't wait to see them! Soundwave and a sideshow too! Ftw!

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101. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wiggles: Count on it man. Odds are pretty slim i'll get that far on one of our tours because it takes either a major label or a big time promoter to get a band down there, but i'm sure you already knew that. I did actually reply to that picture you sent, I asked if it was your bar.

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102. XWigglesX writes:

Haha ah nah. It is a Most Precious Blood show. Looks sweet as.
Lol I know, but a man can dream haha

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103. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wiggles: Believe me, i'd love to see that country some day. maybe molest a few crocs with my buddy. Get the whole feel of the place you know?

# Feb 6, 2009 @ 2:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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104. XWigglesX writes:

Oh for sure. I'll take you under my wing. You could be my appretice. I'll be your tour guide if you ever come. Or anyone I like. Just as long as you come to Victoria first.

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105. Blackmetalgoddess writes:

Lamb of God are good and I agree wholeheartedly that Opeth should be ONE of the albums of the year but there were other great albums too so to just pick one is a bit skewed. Behemoth are great live but the last cd was only an ep and shouldn't really count. Eh, now that I think about it, there shouldn't be any "Best Of", ha, it's all opinions by fans; doesn't represent all of us.

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