BEST OF 2008

Best of 2008 As always, some restrictions are placed on our lists. The top albums are for releases from 2008 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2008, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. For best new band,…

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Best of 2008 – EvilG

1. Testament – THE FORMATION OF DAMNATION I am still shocked at how awesome this thrashterpiece is. Often when my hopes are this high before an album release I end up being disappointed with the end result, but not this time. We did have a LONG wait for this album…

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Best of 2008 – Waspman

Top 20 1) Amon Amarth – Twilight of the Thundergod 2) Opeth – Watershed 3) Sabaton – The Art of War 4) Ironsword – Overlords of Chaos 5) Guns ‘N Roses – Chinese Democracy 6) Into Eternity – The Incurable Tragedy 7) Metallica – Death Magnetic 8) Motorhead – Motorizer…

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Best of 2008 – Rick

Top 20 2008 1. Warrel Dane ~ PRAISES TO THE WAR MACHINE Little did I know that Warrell Dane would create my number 1 release for 2008. Upon first listen I wasn’t overly impressed with PRAISES TO THE WAR MACHINE but it just seemed to grow on me. Danes impassioned…

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Best of 2008 – Brat

Top 20 1. Whitesnake – Good To Be Bad Whitesnake is back! Quality music with a great tour to support its release. Mr Coverdale still has it. 2. Sabaton – The Art Of War I’m still trying for figure out why I haven’t heard of this band before. Seeing them…

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Best of 2008 – Marko

TOP 20 albums for 2008 1. Airbourne: Runnin’ Wild 2. Motörhead: Motörizer 3. Testament: Formation OF Damnation 4. AC/DC: Black Ice 5. Mötley Crue: Saints Of Los Angeles 6. Iced Earth: The Crucible Of Man 7. Whitesnake: Good To Be Bad 8. Alice Cooper: Along Came A Spider 9. Buckcherry:…

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Best of 2008 – Luxi

Top 20 Albums: 01. Testament – The Formation of Damnation When I heard THE FORMATION OF DAMNATION for the very first time, I told to one friend of mine via a text message: "This is it – THE ALBUM OF THE YEAR!". Haven´t changed my opinion since that moment on ´til the…

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Best of 2008 – Lord of the Wasteland

Top 20 CDs 1. Testament ~ THE FORMATION OF DAMNATION Expectations were high after waiting nearly ten years for Testament to finally get around to putting out the follow-up to 1999’s THE GATHERING. The Bay Area thrash veterans certainly didn’t disappoint either, as THE FORMATION OF DAMNATION combines old-school thrash,…

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Best of 2008 – Hanntu

Top 20 1. Amon Amarth – TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GOD To me, Amon Amarth are one of those bands that can do no wrong. The weary accusation of their stagnant sound is trotted out time and again every time they release an album, but this time their fans are…

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Best of 2008 – Celtic Bob

Top 20 1. Motley Crue – Saints Of Los Angeles Finally we get an album of original material from The Crue. This release was long overdue and highly anticipated. This is the best thing they’ve done since FEELGOOD. Let’s hope it’s not that long a wait for the next one.…

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Best of 2008 – Arto

Top 20     1.      Cavalera Conspiracy  Inflikted (When the legendary Cavalera bros reunited after the ten year break, it could be expected something mindblowing and neckbreaking stuff from both Max and Igor. Obviously the long waited and needed Sepultura reunion won?t happen that soon, but however Cavalera Conspiracy?s Inflikted deserves…

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Best of 2008 – Anders

Top 20 Albums 1. Volbeat “Guitar Gangster And Cadillac Blood”  With their third album they prove that they are the strongest Danish act at the moment. Their Elvis-metal has had its big breakthrough this year both in Europe and in USA. 2. Cloudscape “Global Drama” It can’t get so much…

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