Yearlist 2004:

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Deinonychus
Insomnia

Score: 10/10
 
My Dying Bride - Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
Score: 10/10
After three years of waiting here's the new My Dying Bride cd again. I listened to The Dreadful Hours thousands of times already so I was really glad I could finally listen to something new again. The two things that really stand out on this album I think are the better use of keyboards (I guess they are finally using keys as a full instrument instead as a replacement-violin) and the improved clean vocals of Aaron. He still growls and screams a lot but the clean singing really impressed me here. On the downside, I just don't think there are enough 'masterpieces' on this album. The songs are good but the only one that really stands out is "A Doomed Lover". The songs "The Blue Lotus" and "And My Fury Stands Ready" are even quite boring I think. Maybe after I listen to it more I grow to like it more (as is usually the case with MDB cds) but right now I think the cd is good, but a bit below bride-standard. The artwork is a bit of a letdown too I think. I like the cover painting, but other than that there's not much to look at. I got the special edition of the cd which include a fridge-magnet and a poster, but both also just show the cover painting.
 
Forest Of Shadows
Departure
Score: 10/10
 
Various
The Lotus Eaters - Tribute to Dead Can Dance
Score: 10/10
 
My Shameful
...Of Dust
Score: 10/10
 
Nocte Obducta
Nektar - Teil 1: Zwölf Monde, eine Hand voll Träume
Score: 10/10
 
The Vision Bleak
The Deathship has a New Captain

Score: 10/10
 
Emancer
Invisible
Score: 10/10
 
Dark Fortress
Stab Wounds

Score: 10/10
 
Cadaveria
Far Away From Conformity

Score: 10/10
 
Nachtmahr / Sun Of The Sleepless
I
Score: 10/10
 
Anorexia Nervosa
Redemption Process
Score: 10/10
 
Bergthron
Faust für Faust

Score: 10/10
 
The Amenta
Occasus
Score: 9.5/10
 
Runemagick
On Funeral Wings
Score: 9.5/10
 
Opera IX
Anphisbena

Score: 9.5/10
 
Aeternitas
La Danse Macabre
Score: 9.5/10
 
Sear Bliss - Glory and Perdition
Score: 9.5/10
At first listen the latest release of Hungarian black metal band Sear Bliss sounds less like their previous release but more like the one before. The songs are shorter and faster again. Yet when listening more carefully, it becomes clear that 'Glory and Perdition' is a combination of all their previous albums. There is the atmosphere of Forsaken Symphony, the speed of Forsaken Symphony, the experimental parts of the Haunting and the trumpets of Phantoms. Even though I more enjoy the long doomy songs on their previous album, this has turned out to be a very good cd. But it's a shame that it lasts for less than fourty minutes...
 
Autumnia
In Loneliness Of Two Souls
Score: 9.5/10
 
Doom:VS
Empire of the Fallen (demo)
Score: 9.5/10
 
21Ancient Wisdom
Cometh Doom, Cometh Death
Score: 9.5/10
 
Via Mistica
Fallen Angels
Score: 9/10
22
 
23Foscor
Entrance to the Shadows' Village

Score: 9/10
 
Lord Belial
The Seal of Belial
Score: 9/10
24
 
25Insomnium
Since the Day It All Came Down
Score: 9/10
 
Grip Inc.
Incorporated
Score: 9/10
26
 
27Legion Of Darkness
Cantus
Score: 9/10
 
Fear Factory
Archetype

Score: 9/10
28
 
29Secrets Of The Moon
Carved in Stigmata Wounds

Score: 9/10
 
Ajattara
Tyhjyys

Score: 9/10
30
 
31Rotting Christ
Sanctus Diavolos
Score: 8.5/10
 
Stone Wings
Bird Of Stone Wings

Score: 8.5/10
32
 
33Graveland
Dawn Of Iron Blades
Score: 8.5/10
 
Paramæcium
Echoes From The Ground
Score: 8.5/10
34
 
35Riger
Gjallar

Score: 8.5/10
 
Oathean
Fading away into the Grave of Nothingness
Score: 8.5/10
36
 
37Cradle Of Filth
Nymphetamine

Score: 8.5/10
 
Sirenia
An Elixir for Existence
Score: 8.5/10
38
 
39Nehëmah
Requiem Tenebrae
Score: 8.5/10
 
Amon Amarth
Fate of Norns

Score: 8.5/10
40
 
41Forgotten Tomb
Love's Burial Ground

Score: 8.5/10
 
Love Lies Bleeding
Ellipse
Score: 8.5/10
42
 
43Morgion
Cloaked by Ages, Crowned in Earth
Score: 8.5/10
 
Therion
Lemuria
Score: 8.5/10
44
 
45Gojira
The Link Alive

Score: 8.5/10
 
Officium Triste
Reason
Score: 8.5/10
46
 
47Stormlord
The Gorgon Cult
Score: 8.5/10
 
Nasheim
Evighet / Undergång
Score: 8.5/10
48
 
49Hypocrisy
The Arrival

Score: 8.5/10
 
Enslaved
Isa
Score: 8/10
50
 
51Xasthur
To Violate The Oblivious
Score: 8/10
 
Interpol
Antics
Score: 8/10
52
 
53Dargaard
Rise and Fall
Score: 8/10
 
Orphaned Land
Mabool: The Story Of The Three Sons Of Seven
Score: 8/10
54
 
55Wyrd
Vargtimmen Pt. 2

Score: 8/10
 
Mar De Grises
The Tatterdemalion Express
Score: 8/10
56
 
57Sacriversum
Sigma Draconis
Score: 8/10
 
Finntroll
Nattfödd

Score: 8/10
58
 
59Yyrkoon
Occult Medicine
Score: 8/10
 
Lorn
The Path To The Black Infinity (demo)
Score: 8/10
60
 
61Saruman
Black Bleeding Heart
Score: 8/10
 
Kroda
Cry To Me, River
Score: 8/10
62
 
63Hecate Enthroned
Redimus
Score: 8/10
 
Folkvang
World of Wisdom
Score: 8/10
64
 
65Ludicra
Another Great Love Song
Score: 8/10
 
Void Of Silence
Human Antithesis
Score: 8/10
66
 
67Oktor
EP
Score: 8/10
 
Avec Tristesse
How Innocence Dies
Score: 8/10
68
 
69Aeba
Shemhamforash - Des Hasses Antlitz
Score: 8/10
 
Haggard
Eppur Si Muove
Score: 8/10
70
 
71Necare
Ruin
Score: 7.5/10
 
Darkwell
Metat[r]on
Score: 7.5/10
72
 
73Melissa Auf Der Maur
Auf der Maur
Score: 7.5/10
 
Dies Ater
Out of the Dark
Score: 7.5/10
74
 
75The Saints Of Eden
Overload
Score: 7.5/10
 
May Result
Svetogrdje
Score: 7.5/10
76
 
77After Forever
Invisible Circles
Score: 7.5/10
 
Wolves In The Throne Room
Wolves In The Throne Room (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
78
 
79Borknagar
Epic
Score: 7.5/10
 
Forefather
Ours is the Kingdom
Score: 7.5/10
80
 
81Farsot
042103Freitod (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
 
Notre Dame
Demi Monde Bizarros
Score: 7.5/10
82
 
83Elite
Kampen
Score: 7.5/10
 
Agmen
Dethroned
Score: 7.5/10
84
 
85Leviathan
Tentacles Of Whorror
Score: 7.5/10
 
Asrai
Touch in the Dark
Score: 7.5/10
86
 
87Shape Of Despair
Illusion's Play
Score: 7/10
 
NFD
No Love Lost
Score: 7/10
88
 
89Behexen / Horna
Split
Score: 7/10
 
Order Of The Ebon Hand
XV: The Devil
Score: 7/10
90
 
91Dimness Through Infinity
Nymph
Score: 7/10
 
Månegarm
Vargaresa - The Beginning
Score: 7/10
92
 
93Enter Chaos
Aura Sense
Score: 7/10
 
Sykdom
Intet Liv
Score: 7/10
94
 
95Loits
Vere Kutse Kohustab

Score: 7/10
 
Crionics
Armageddon's Evolution
Score: 7/10
96
 
97Armagedda
Ond Spiritism: Djæfvulens Skalder
Score: 7/10
 
Vanitas
Lichtgestalten
Score: 6.5/10
98
 
99Ancient
Night Visit

Score: 6.5/10
 
Bloodbath
Nightmares Made Flesh
Score: 6.5/10
100


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