Carlski's Gig Blog: Also Featuring Arbitrary Strangeness!

I go to loads of gigs, reviews of which will appear here, with added bouts of other strangeness!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Top Ten Albums Of The Year 2006


10: IN FLAMES - COME CLARITY

In Flames are a melodic death metal band from Sweden, who were on the "Unholy Alliance Tour" This album rocks!







9: DEFTONES - SATURDAY NIGHT WRIST

One of only two bands on this list I haven't seen live, however that will change in April when they are on at the refec!







8: LACUNA COIL - KARMACODE

Ah, Cristina, yes, you are an Italian metal goddess, and that's why your new album, makes my Top Ten....







7: DRAGONFORCE - INHUMAN RAMPAGE

Their gig at the Refec might not have been that good, but this album sure is! Especially if you like guitar solos and lots, and lots of them! It doesn't hurt that they play at 2 million mph either!





6: MUSE - BLACK HOLES AND REVELATIONS

"Starlight" is the pop song of the year, no question! Pretty much all the other songs rock too!







5: SLAYER - CHRIST ILLUSION

Slayer are Slayer, you either like them or you don't, but this new album, the first with the "Proper" line-up since 1990, kicks Satan's ass!!! (I suppose that should be ARSE! I am not an American!)





4: IRON MAIDEN - A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

Best album from "Maiden" since the eighties! Maybe best since "Piece Of Mind" in 1983! Live show was amazing as well, a true 10/10 album!





3: LAMB OF GOD - SACRAMENT

Before LOG came on at the "Unholy Alliance Tour" a roadie tested the drumkit and the MEN nearly collapsed, it was that loud! When the Band came on they ripped everyone a new arsehole, and this album does the same, magnificent!




2: MASTODON - BLOOD MOUNTAIN

You have already read in depth about this album before, and I love "Bladecatcher" by the way, Mr Me? A Bee?!!







1: TOOL - 10,000 DAYS

This is an album I bought from t'Asda 'cause I liked the sleeve! not a really good reason I know, but it is truly an amazing piece of work, its challenging to get into, but the musical rewards are many. It gets 11/10 and Tool were also by a long margin the best gig i've been to this year! (even the Yellow Men couldn't ruin this!)

So thats 2006 all done and dusted, what's gonna be good next year? My money is on the new Rush album!!!

1 Comments:

At 12:25 am, Blogger Mr Nobody said...

Bollocks! Chas 'n' Dave will have a 12 month duration No.1 album in 2007, mark my words, daddy-o !

 

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