Topic: The Official "Album of the Year" Thread

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  Posted on August 14, 2014 at 8:06 PM
Zadion, The Twisted Child of Death

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Surely there are others here with a deep enough interest in music to actively keep track of new releases in the scene of their genre of preference, right?

Share and discuss your favorite albums from the year. It should preferably be kept to the current year, though it'd be cool to see others' "album of the year" for previous years as well.

Here's my tentative top 5:

1. Voyager - V
(Progressive Metal/Synth Pop)
-- "Seasons of Age"
2. Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
(Technical Death Metal/Atmospheric Death Metal)
-- "Starlit Path"
3. Saor - Aura
(Atmospheric Black Metal/Celtic Metal)
-- "Children of the Mist"
4. Darkest Era - Severance
(Heavy Metal/Folk Metal)
-- "Sorrow's Boundless Realm"
5. Cynic - Kindly Bent to Free Us
(Progressive Rock)
-- "Holy Fallout"

Metal is my scene, obviously.

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  Posted on August 15, 2014 at 4:06 AM
DeathShadow, Prisoner

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  Posted on August 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM
Ein, The Crystal Fire of the Red Dawn

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1. Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants
(Blues Rock/Post-Hardcore)
2. The Hotelier - Home, Like NoPlace Is There
--"An Introduction to the Album"
3. Have a Nice Life - The Unnatural World
--"Defenestration Song"
4. The Menzingers - Rented World
(Punk Rock)
--"In Remission"
5. Fireworks - Oh, Common Life
--"The Hotbed of Life"

2013 was a much better year so far.
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Albums I've been digging recently:
Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants
The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt
Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again