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Favorite Concept Albums/ Story Albums
The Uncreator
Dec 13 2007, 02:35 AM
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So what are your guys favorite Concept albums and/or albums that follow a story

Mine would be....

King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul....Please
King Diamond - Abigail
King Diamond - Abigail II: Revenge
King Diamond - Conspiracy
King Diamond - Them
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime II
Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands
Rhapsody - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands II: The Dark Secret
Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon
Blind Guardian - Nightfall In Middle-Earth
Gamma Ray - New World Order
Evergrey - The Inner Circle
Steve Vai - Real Illusions: Reflections

Can you tell i like King Diamond rolleyes.gif

I've got more, but i'm not gonna put all of them, lets see yours wink.gif

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Smikey2006
Dec 13 2007, 04:01 AM
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I can tell u like king diamond.. in a related topic No Presents for Christmas was a song my band covered for a Christmas show biggrin.gif.
My favorite concept album.. is ZILTOID THE OMNICIENT.. by devin townsend smile.gif

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The Wall biggrin.gif.
Haven't really listened to many other concept albums.

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My top 5 in no particular order


Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
WASP - The Crimson Idol
Savatage - 'Streets' a Rock Opera
Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
King Diamond - Abigail

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Davide
Dec 13 2007, 07:42 AM
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my TOP are:

Pink Floyd THE WALL

and of course

Scenes from a memory from Dream Theater

but many else too

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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Dec 13 2007, 04:01 AM) *
My favorite concept album.. is ZILTOID THE OMNICIENT.. by devin townsend smile.gif


Oh, great album !!!! DEvin is a master biggrin.gif


Dream THeater --> Metropolis part 2 smile.gif

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Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth - Still Life
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Isis - Oceanic (At least I think it's a concept album..)

And lots of others, but these are my favourites.

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Opeth - My Arms Your Hearse
Opeth - Still Life (prob. my favourite Opeth album, just brilliant)
Opeth - Ghost Reveries

Does Opeth's Blackwater Park have some kind of a story? I've always thought that it doesn't have any kind of storyline that binds all the songs together, please correct me if Im wrong smile.gif

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QUOTE (Toni Suominen @ Dec 13 2007, 03:40 PM) *
Does Opeth's Blackwater Park have some kind of a story? I've always thought that it doesn't have any kind of storyline that binds all the songs together, please correct me if Im wrong smile.gif


Yeah your right Toni, in fact as far as I'm aware the only Opeth album that is a 'concept album' in the strictest sense of the term is My Arms Your Hearse. Which is an amazing album, so I'll go for that as my fav.

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QUOTE (David.C.Bond @ Dec 13 2007, 07:11 PM) *
Yeah your right Toni, in fact as far as I'm aware the only Opeth album that is a 'concept album' in the strictest sense of the term is My Arms Your Hearse. Which is an amazing album, so I'll go for that as my fav.


Yeah, and I think Still Life is also a concept album in the strictest sense of the term, 'cause all of the songs follow the one storyline throughout the whole album. Ghost Reveries is almost a complete concept album, except for the last track, "Isolation Years" smile.gif

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Blackwater Park is not a storyline album, but all the songs are about the same theme, and it's very well summarised at the end, so that's why I call it a concept album. But yeah, the only two strict storyline albums are MAYH and SL.

I also have to add two albums that I completely forgot about when I wrote my list:

Ulver - Bergtatt
Ulver - Nattens Madrigal

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Isis - Panopticon

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