Matt's Favorites of 2005

I wasn’t as ambitious as Mike, so here are my
Overall Top Albums of 2005 (in no particular order)

Behemoth — Demigod
Soilwork — Stabbing The Drama
Strapping Young Lad — Alien
James Labrie — Element Of Persuasion
Porcupine Tree — Deadwing
System Of A Down — Mesmerize
Clutch — Robot Hive/Exodus
Devildriver — The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand
Dream Theater — Octovarium
Dew Scented — Issue Vi
Chimaira — Chimaira
Arch Enemy — Doomsday Machine
Between The Buried And Me — Alaska
God Forbid — Iv: Cot
Old Man’s Child — Vermin
Children Of Bodom — Are You Dead Yet
Nile — Annihilation Of The Wicked
Opeth — Ghost Reveries

Mike's 2005 Year In Review

Here are Mike’s (The Book’s) top lists of 2005….

Overall Top 10 (in no particular order)
Arch Enemy — Doomsday Machine
Soilwork — Stabbing The Drama
Dew Scented — Issue VI
Sentenced — Funeral Album
Byzantine — …And They Shall Take Up Serpents
System of a Down — Mezmerize/Hypnotize
Watch Them Die — Bastard Son
Dream Theater — Octavarium
Soulfly — Dark Ages
Exodus — Shovel Headed Kill Machine

Death and Black Metal List (in no particular order)
Summon — Fallen
Behemoth — Demigod
Dark Tranquillity — Character
Children of Bodom — Are We Dead Yet?
Opeth — Ghost Reveries
Old Man’s Child — Vermin
Cryptopsy — Once Was Not
Nile — Annihilation of the Wicked
Obituary — Frozen In Time
Bloodbath — Nightmares Made Flesh

Best Metalcore (in no particular order)
Between The Buried And Me — Alaska
Still Remains — Love And Lunacy
Agony Scene — Darkest Red
Madball — Legacy
Throwdown — Vendetta

Best Prog/Power Metal (in no particular order)
Kamelot — Black Halo
Nevermore — This Godless Endeavor
Brainstorm — Liquid Monster
Judas Priest — Angel of Retribution
Helloween — Keeper of the Seven Keys III

Best Live Performances
Strapping Young Lad
Iron Maiden
Arch Enemy
Dream Theater
Children of Bodom
Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Worst Live Performances
Fear Before The March Of Flames (Sounds of the Underground)
It Dies Today (opened for Fear Factory)
Robert Fripp (opened for Porcupine Tree)

Honorable Mentions
Apocalyptica — Reflections
Porcupine Tree — Deadwing
Chimaira — Chimaira
God Forbid — IV: Constitution of Treason
Avenged Sevenfold — City of Evil
Candlemass — Candlemass

Monday night

Well folks, it’s that time. Monday night is here, and there are no charts to compile, no nothing, just great fun at the Mosh Pit. This time of the year is fun because Mike and I pretty must just play the classics that we want to hear. The rest of the year, we like to bring you the best in what’s new, as new releases come out. Now, since there isn’t anything new coming out, and no charts have to be compiled for the trade magazines, we just have fun!

Anyway, welcome to the new site, I’m aware of some dumb layout problems where the menu on the right will disappear to the bottom of the page. (This happens more in Internet Explorer than it does in Firefox/Mozilla. Therefore, I recommend using Firefox!) Due to the holidays, I won’t be able to work on this a whole lot. Besides, I’ll probably change the site to some all evil black background eventually anyways.

If you want to send in a request or comment or anything, via email, send it to: matt (at) moshpitradio (dot) com. You can also get a hold of Mike at mike (at) moshpitradio (dot) com.