5 Best Metal Albums Of 2008
2008 was a great year for underground music, so picking the 5 best metal albums of 2008 is more difficult than one would think. For people who are into metal that is more off the beaten bath than the Megadeths and Metallicas of the world, there were dozens of fantastic metal albums to choose from. This is just one opinion.
- Killie - "Offering A Sacrifice That Presents And Indicates Mournful Resentment Of Today." Killie is a band that pushes progression and artistic creation to a whole new avant-garde level for metal. They play incredibly dramatic screamo that just reaches out and grabs you.
- Loma Prieta - "Last City." Loma Prieta doesn't waste time, most of their songs check in under two and a half minutes, but their guitar work and aggression are so fantastic that you won't even notice. These guys are as angsty as they come, and they also put on one of the best live shows around.
- The Faceless - "Planetary Duality." Some people complain about technical death metal. They think the massive technicality involved in the music is impressive but cold and hollow. Guitar solos for the sake of guitar solos. The Faceless are a band that breaks that generalization. They make passionate music that is so full of talent you could listen to any one part and be entertained. As a whole, though, it is exceptional.
- Amon Amarth - "Twilight of the Thunder God." The premier viking metal band in the world today, Amon Amarth puts out amazing metal album after amazing metal album. You might not really be a man if you don't get excited about metal bands singing about Odin, Thor and brutal viking warfare.
- Rolo Tomassi - "Hysterics." Rolo Tomassi is pretty huge in England, but is just getting a foothold in America. It makes sense that they would be enjoyed though, they are a progressive metal band with an absolutely gorgeous lady vocalist and more jazz than a Fresh Prince birthday party. They also happened to have the best album of 2008.