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Tales from the Jugular

Favorites of 2006 (so far!)

By: Maximum Metal Staff
Published: Friday, October 20, 2006
Tales From The Jugular - Favorites of 2006 (so far!)

Favorites of 2006 (so far!)

EC
Best Album
1. In Flames - Come Clarity
2. Edguy - Rocket Ride
3. Motorjesus - Deathrider

Best Indy Band
Midnight Idols

Best Song
In Flames - "Take This Life"

Surprise Of The Year
Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay

Biggest Disappointment
No Megadeth Record For 2006


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ETIAM
Major Label Top:
1. Mercenary- The Hours That Remain

Top Surprise:
Torchbearer- Warnaments

Top Disappointments:
1. Into Eternity- The Scattering of Ashes
2. Deicide - The Stench of Redemption

Best Albums I Haven't Heard Yet:
1. Unexpect - In A Flesh Aquarium
2. Summoning - Oath Bound
3. Hammers of Misfortune - The Locust Years


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METALKNIGHT
Top Major CDs
1. Korpiklaani - Tales Along This Road
2. Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse
3. Novembre - Materia
4. Bullett - Heading For The Top
5. Atheist - Unquestionable Presence (re-issue)

Top DVDs.
1. Bruce Dickinson - Anthology
2. Nightwish - End Of An Era

Best Bands:
1. Candlemass
2. Korpiklaani
3. Forsaken

Worst News:
Messiah, Messiah, where are thou?

Albums I hope to listen to before Christmas:
1. A new release by Solstice (UK).
2. A new release by Solitude Aeternus
3. The next Symphony X album.


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Frank Hill
Top Major CDs
In Flames - Come Clarity
Edguy - Rocket Ride
Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
Communic - Waves Of Visual Decay
MojorJesus - The Deathrider
Strapping Young Lad - The New Black

Best EP:
Mother Misery - For the Crows   

Best Indys:
Down Factor - Murder The World
TK-421 - Disengaged
Overloaded - Hellsomething
Psionic - Psionic

Best Collection:
Judas Priest - The Essential Judas Priest


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VERITAS
Top Major CDs:
1. Elvenking - The Winter Wake
2. Edguy - Rocket Ride
3. Amorphis - Eclipse
4. Eluveitie - Spirit
5. Summoning - Oath Bound

Best Band: Elvenking
Best Song: Eluveitie - Uis Elveti
Best Video: Amorphis - House of Sleep
Best Live Performance - Emperor


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VINAYA
Top 5 Albums
1. Frank Hannon: Guitarz From Marz
2. Riot: Army of One
3. Michael Schenker Group: Tales of Rock 'n; Roll
4. Jorn: The Duke
5. Glyder: S/T

New Arrivals (best new artists/ releases)
1. Glyder: S/T
2. Mike Orlando: Sonic Stomp
3. Destynation: Rising Up




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