THE BEST OF 2007
Editor-in-Chief, R. Scott Bolton, tells you what he liked best about last year's music
by R. Scott Bolton
I'm not brave enough to issue a Top 20 list, as did my esteemed colleague, Mr. Christopher J. Kelter. But I've got a Top Ten for you. And, like Mr. Kelter, I've got no honorable mention list this year. Why? There were too many good releases that I enjoyed but just weren't quite there to get on the Top Ten list.
That being said, here's my Top Ten for 2007 and, despite the fact they're numbered, they're really not in any order ... except for #1. That record kicked my ass this year.
TOP 10 OF
10. The Scorpions - Humanity Hour
After all these years, the Scorps still bring it on. Another great album from this legendary band.
9. Kamelot - Ghost Opera
One of several returns-to-form last year, Kamelot's latest reminded us all what we loved about the band.
8. Machine Head – The Blackening
Perhaps last year's most impressive return to form: "The Blackening" kicked ass.
7. Symphony X – Paradise Lost
A lot of bands try but no one puts together symphonic and metal like Symphony X.
6. Rush – Snakes + Arrows
Not Rush's best album by far but any Rush is good Rush.
5. Cage – Hell Destroyer
Unapologetically metal. There's not enough of this.
4. The Fucking Wrath – Season of Evil
A local band with a killer, unique sound.
3. 3 Inches of Blood - Advance and Vanquish
This band makes thrash epic again.
2. Municipal Waste – The Art of Partying
This band makes thrash fun again.
1. Unsane – Visqueen
A crushing, smoking heap of metal noise. I've never heard anything like it and it stuck in my head throughout 2007.
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