Here are the worst disappointments of the year, some were more hype than substance, others were limp excuses for rock and then there are those who just kept their legacy of bad song writing going another year.
10- Alice in Chains -The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Lyrically the album is beyond terrible, while Black Gives Way to Blue was way better than it had any right to be this album is more what you would expect from an Alice in Chains without Layne Staley.
9-Huntress – Starbound Beast
The sophomore slump hit hard. This album sounds like Krokus half the time. The only good thing about this album is now they will need her tits more prominently featured in their videos.
8-Burzum - Sôl austan, Mâni vestan
This works for the soundtrack to the documentary he made about faeries in the caves, but to have the Burzum name on it is a bit of a let down, as it’s a snooze fest.
The hype to this album was more than it could live up to. The drone of it’s pretense drowned the songs.
6-the Black Dahlia Murders- Everblack
The album art is about the coolest thing this one has going. I liked sort of thing when it came out of Tampa 20 years ago.
5-Bad Religion- True North
You might not be able to teach old punks new tricks, but a punk album should not feel this boring.
4- Dark Tranquility- Construct
This Swedish band started off playing thrash influenced death metal, that became to preoccupied with water down Iron Maiden harmony parts and now makes some pretty limp mall metal.
3- Chimaira- Crown of Phantoms
If you think the Insane Clown Posse is some next level sh*!t then you will think this is the most brutal thing you have heard. Pass the glue.
2- Ghost B.C - Infestissumam
People keep claiming they are awesome live, but this new album is wimpy and sappy, until the power ballads lack power. Like a more guitar driven Air Supply, but with a singer who only possesses a one octave range. The first one at least rock like Blue Oyster Cult.
1- Queens of the Stoneage -Like Clockwork
It’s not surprise this is getting so many nods at Grammy time as this is about as rocking as Justin Timberlake. In all fairness to Justin, this much more like what the demos to Thom Yorke’s next solo album sound like when he gets drunk and forgets the tape is running.