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Rock Sound – Top 75 Albums Of 2010

Posted in Albums Of The Year, Rocksound, Top Albums by newmusicexcess on December 27, 2010

Bring Me the Horizon ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let's Keep It A Secret’

So, here it is, the Rock Sound, Top 75 Albums Of 2010. Enjoy!

  1. Bring Me the Horizon ‘There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret’ (Visible Noise)
  2. Deftones ‘Diamond Eyes’ (Warners)
  3. The Dillinger Escape Plan ‘Option Paralysis’ (Party Smasher / Season of Mist)
  4. Against Me! ‘White Crosses’ (Warners)
  5. My Chemical Romance ‘Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys’ (Warners)
  6. Comeback Kid ‘Symptoms + Cures’ (Victory)
  7. The Gaslight Anthem ‘American Slang’ (SideOneDummy)
  8. Devil Sold His Soul ‘Blessed & Cursed’ (Century Media)
  9. The Xcerts ‘Scatterbrain’ (Xtra Mile)
  10. Kylesa ‘Spiral Shadow’ (Season Of Mist)
  11. Far ‘At Night We Live’ (Xtra Mile)
  12. You Me At Six ‘Hold Me Down’ (Virgin)
  13. Young Guns ‘All Our Kings Are Dead’ (PIAS)
  14. A Day to Remember ‘What Separates Me From You’ (Victory)
  15. Pianos Become the Teeth ‘Old Pride’ (Topshelf)
  16. Kvelertak ‘Kvelertak’ (Indie Recordings)
  17. The Unwinding Hours ‘The Unwinding Hours’ (Chemikal Underground)
  18. High on Fire ‘Snakes For The Divine’ (E1)
  19. Off With Their Heads ‘In Desolation’ (Epitaph)
  20. Oceansize ‘Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up’ (Superball)
  21. The National ‘High Violet’ (4AD)
  22. Torche ‘Songs For Singles’ (Hydra Head)
  23. The Chariot ‘Long Live’ (Good Fight)
  24. Norma Jean ‘Meridional’ (Razor & Tie)
  25. Kids In Glass Houses ‘Dirt’ (Roadrunner)
  26. Rolo Tomassi ‘Cosmology’ (Hassle)
  27. Stone Sour ‘Audio Secrecy’ (Roadrunner)
  28. Bullet for My Valentine ‘Fever’ (Sony)
  29. Cancer Bats ‘Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones’ (Hassle)
  30. Rinoa ‘An Age Among Them’ (Eyesofsound)
  31. Four Year Strong ‘Enemy Of The World’ (Universal / Decaydance)
  32. Touché Amoré ‘…To The Beat Of A Dead Horse’ (6131)
  33. Lostprophets ‘The Betrayed’ (Visible Noise)
  34. Circa Survive ‘Blue Sky Noise’ (Atlantic)
  35. Weezer ‘Hurley’ (Epitaph)
  36. Crime in Stereo ‘I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone’ (Bridge Nine)
  37. Foals ‘Total Life Forever’ (Transgressive)
  38. 65daysofstatic ‘We Were Exploding Anyway’ (Hassle)
  39. Jimmy Eat World ‘Invented’ (Interscope)
  40. The Swellers ‘Ups And Downsizing’ (Fueled By Ramen)
  41. LaFaro ‘LaFaro’ (Smalltown America)
  42. Parkway Drive ‘Deep Blue’ (Epitaph)
  43. Lower Than Atlantis ‘Far Q’ (A Wolf At Your Door)
  44. Coheed and Cambria ‘Year Of The Black Rainbow’ (Roadrunner)
  45. Pulled Apart By Horses ‘Pulled Apart By Horses’ (Transgressive)
  46. Crippled Black Phoenix ‘I, Vigilante’ (Invada)
  47. Open Hand ‘Honey’ (Anodyne)
  48. Trash Talk ‘Eyes & Nines’ (Hassle)
  49. Dinosaur Pile-Up ‘Growing Pains’ (Friends Vs Records)
  50. Daughters ‘Daughters’ (Hydra Head)
  51. Smoke Or Fire ‘The Speakeasy’ (Fat Wreck Chords)
  52. Envy ‘Recitation’ (Rock Action)
  53. Les Savy Fav ‘Root For Ruin’ (wichita)
  54. 36 Crazyfists ‘Collisions And Castaways’ (Roadrunner)
  55. The Damned Things ‘Ironiclast’ (Mercury)
  56. The Ocean ‘Heliocentric’ (Metal Blade)
  57. Pendulum ‘Immersion’ (Warners)
  58. Chickenhawk ‘Modern Bodies’ (Brew)
  59. Astrohenge ‘Astrohenge’ (Eyesofsound)
  60. Your Demise ‘The Kids We Used To Be’ (Visible Noise)
  61. Blood Command ‘Ghostclocks’ (Fysisk Format)
  62. Chiodos ‘Illuminaudio’ (Equal Vision)
  63. Sleigh Bells ‘Treats’ (Mom + Pop)
  64. Alkaline Trio ‘This Addiction’ (Heart & Skull / Hassle)
  65. Twilight ‘Monument To Time End’ (Southern Lord)
  66. The Flatliners ‘Cavalcade’ (Fat Wreck Chords)
  67. Grown Ups ‘More Songs’ (Big Scary Monsters)
  68. Melissa Auf der Maur ‘Out Of Our Minds’ (Roadrunner)
  69. The Ascent Of Everest ‘From This Vantage’ (Shelsmusic)
  70. The Wonder Years ‘The Upsides’ (Hopeless / No Sleep)
  71. Coliseum ‘House With A Curse’ (Temporary Residence)
  72. Bison B.C. ‘Dark Ages’ (Metal Blade)
  73. Minus The Bear ‘Omni’ (Dangerbird)
  74. Black Breath ‘Heavy Breathing’ (Southern Lord)
  75. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza ‘Danza III: The Series Of Unfortunate Events’ (Metal Blade)

Rocksound – July 2010 – All The Nines

Posted in Albums Of The Month, List, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on July 13, 2010

Blue Sky Noise

As another issue (137) of Rocksound lands in the mailbox,  it’s time to see which of the new albums reviewed in this issue get a score of 9 or above:

Four very different albums by four very different bands. My favourite? Well that’s got to be Blessed & Cured by Devil Sold His Soul. Well, they are from the South East of England, my old stomping ground. Check ‘em out.

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Albums Of The Month – June 2010

Posted in Albums Of The Month, List, Revolver, Rocksound, Terrorizer by newmusicexcess on June 3, 2010

Lawless Darkness

I was looking through my June issues for the music magazines that I subscribe to, at the moment (Revolver / Rock Sound / Terrorizer), and thought it would be fun to post a list of the albums from their June reviews that either got the top spot* or scored 9+. Here is the resulting list (where possible I have hyperlinked to the album on Spotify).

  • Revolver
    • Watain – Lawless Darkness*
    • Abscess – Dawn Of Inhumanity
    • Bestial Mockery – Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw
    • Laethora – The Light In Which We All Burn
    • Nachtmystium – Addicts: Black Meddle Part II
  • Rock Sound
    • The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang*
    • Blacklist Royals – Semper Liberi
    • Against Me! – White Crosses
    • Four Year Strong – Enemy Of The World
    • Off With Their Heads – In Desolation
    • Kingdom Of Sorrow – Behind The Blackest Tears
    • Lavotchkin – Widow Country
    • Melvins – The Bride Screamed Murder
    • This Is Hell – Weight Of The World
  • Terrorizer
    • Watain – Lawless Darkness*
    • Mike Patton – Mondo Cane
    • Ondskapt – Arisen From The Ashes
    • Twilight – Monument To Time End

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Rock Sound April 2010 – Album Of The Month

Posted in Best Of The Month, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on April 20, 2010

Bullet - Fever

I am just flicking through my copy of Rock Sound that just arrived from the UK. Their album of the month is:

  • Bullet For My Valentine – Fever [8]

While looking through the reviews, I always like to locate the new albums that get a 9, they are:

  • Cancer Bats – Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
  • Cathedral – The Guessing Game
  • Coheed And Cambria – Year Of The Black Rainbow
  • Moneed – The World I Want To Leave Behind
  • Red Sparowes – The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer
  • Sick Of It All – Based On A True Story
  • The Ocean – Heliocentric
  • The Endless Blockade / Bastard Noise – The Red List
  • The Great St. Louis – In Your Own Time
  • The Swellers – Ups And Downsizing

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Rocksound Top 75 Albums 0f 2009 – 15 to 1

Posted in Chart, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on December 8, 2009

The final 15 from the chart

15. Muse – The Resistance [New Prog, Alternative Rock, Symphonic Rock]
14. Brand New – Daisy [Alternative Rock, Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Noise Rock]
13. Porcupine Tree – The Incident [Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal, Psychedelic Rock]
12. Alice In Chains – Black Gives Way To Blue [Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Heavy Metal]
11. Thrice – Beggars [Experimental Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore]
10. Mariachi El Bronx – El Bronx [Mariachi]
09. Future Of The Left – Travels With Myself And Another [Alternative Rock]
08. Kylesa – Static Tensions [Sludge Metal]
07. The Ghost Of A Thousand – New Hopes, New Demonstrations [Hardcore Punk, Garage Punk, Post-Hardcore]
06. And So I Watch You From Afar – And So I Watch You From Afar [ Post Rock, Instrumental]
05. Baroness – Blue Record [Sludge Metal, Progressive Metal]
04. Paramore – Brand New Eyes [Alternative Rock, Pop Punk, Emo]
03. Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions [Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore, Experimental Rock, Power Pop]
02. Converge – Axe To Fall [Metalcore, Hardcore Punk, Progressive Metal]
01. Mastadon – Crack The Skye [Progressive Metal, Doom Metal]

I think I will finish of with a track from the #1 album. Check out Oblivion from Mastadon’s Crack the Skye.

Rocksound Top 75 Albums 0f 2009 – 30 to 16

Posted in Chart, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on December 7, 2009

Another 15 from the chart

30. Madina Lake – Attics To Eden [Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore]
29. Every Time I Die – New Junk Aesthetic [Metalcore, Southern Rock, Hardcore Punk]
28. Placebo – Battle For The Sun [Alternative Rock]
27. Black Math Horseman – Wyllt [Progressive Metal, Experimental, Doom Metal]
26. Megadeth – Endgame [Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal]
25. Karnivool – Sound Awake [Progressive Rock, Alternative Rock, Progressive Metal]
24. 30 Seconds To Mars – This Is War [Hard Rock, Progressive Rock]
23. Billy Talent – Billy Talent III [Punk Rock, Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore]
22. Pelican – What We All Come To Need [Post-Metal]
21. Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder [Doom Metal, Stoner Metal]
20. Isis – Wavering Radiant [Post-Metal]
19. Pissed Jeans – King Of Jeans [Noise Rock, Hardcore Punk]
18. Twin Atlantic – Vivarium [Alternative Rock]
17. Lamb Of God – Wrath [Groove Metal, Metalcore]
16. Steel Panther – Feel The Steel [Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Heavy Metal, Comedy Rock]

Methinks this is an opportunity to have a bit of live Lamb Of God with Set To fail taken from Wrath.

Rocksound Top 75 Albums 0f 2009 – 45 to 31

Posted in Chart, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on December 6, 2009

More from the Rocksound rundown…

45. Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions [Drone Metal]
44. The Blackout – The Best In Town [Post-Hardcore]
43. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport [Electronic, Post-Rock]
42. Suicide Silence – No Time To Bleed [Deathcore]
41. Sights & Sounds – Monolith [Progressive Rock, Post-Hardcore]
40. Blakfish – Champions
39. The Plight – Winds Of Osiris [Hardcore Punk]
38. Enter Shikari – Common Dreads [Post-Hardcore, Electronica]
37. Frank Turner – Poetry Of The Deed [Folk Rock]
36. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead – The Century Of Self [Art Rock]
35. Alexisonfire – Old Crows / Young Cardinals [Post-Hardcore, Melodic Hardcore]
34. Slayer – World Painted Blood [Thrash Metal]
33. Rammstein – Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da [Neue Deutsche Härte, Industrial Metal]
32. Gallows – Grey Britain [Hardcore Punk]
31. Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown [Punk Rock, Pop Punk, Alternative Rock]

This time it’s some Frank Turner with The Road from Poetry Of The Deed

Rocksound Top 75 Albums 0f 2009 – 60 to 46

Posted in Chart, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on December 4, 2009

Carrying on the Rocksound rundown…

60. Sky Larkin – The Golden Spike [Indie Rock]
59. Therapy? – Crooked Timber [Alternative Metal]
58. Caspian – Tertia [Post Rock, Experimental]
57. Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade [Ambient Black Metal]
56. Behemoth – Evangelion [Blackened Death Metal]
55. Katatonia – Night Is The New Day [Alternative Metal, Doom Metal]
54. The Wildhearts – Chutzpah! [Rock]
53. Killswitch Engage – Killswitch Engage [Metalcore]
52. Strike Anywhere – Iron Front [Melodic Hardcore, Post-Hardcore, Hardcore Punk]
51. Flood Of Red – Leaving Everything Behind
50. Fightstar – Be Human [Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore, Experimental Rock]
49. Propagandhi – Supporting Caste [Punk Rock, Heavy Metal]
48. Cursive – Mama. I’m Swollen [Emo, Indie Rock]
47. Wintersleep – Welcome To The Night Sky [Indie Rock]
46. Dananananaykroyd – Hey Everyone [Indie Rock]

So, let’s check out Day & The Shade from Night Is The New Day by Katatonia

Rocksound Top 75 Albums 0f 2009 – 75 to 61

Posted in Chart, Rocksound by newmusicexcess on December 2, 2009

Just picked up the Xmas issue of Rocksound in which they have the Top 75 Albums of 2009. So, here is the countdown starting from 75 to 61.

75. Bats – Red In Tooth and Claw [ Post-Punk, Hardcore, Metal]
74. Cauldron – Chained To The Nite [Metal]
73. Skeletonwitch – Breathing The Fire [Thrash Metal, Black Metal]
72. Burnt By The Sun – Heart Of Darkness [Metalcore]
71. Zombi – Spirit Animal [Space Rock]
70. Narrows – New Distances [Mathcore, Sludge Metal, Experimental Metal]
69. Coalesce – OX [Metalcore, Hardcore Punk, Mathcore]
68. Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster – III [Southern Rock/Metalcore]
67. Tubelord – Our First American Friends [Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Math Rock]
66. Architects – Hollow Crown [Metalcore, Mathcore, Progressive Metal]
65. Broadway Calls – Good Views, Bad News [Punk Rock, Pop Punk]
64. Pearl Jam – Backspacer [Alternative Rock, Grunge]
63. Fake Problems – It’s Great To Be Alive [Punk Rock, Folk Punk]
62. Mono – Hymn To The Immortal Wind [Instrumental Rock]
61. People In Planes – Beyond The Horizon [Alternative rock, Indie Rock]

Lets have a bit of Tubelord with Propeller