Saturday, March 16, 2013

2009's Best "Epic" Songs

These are my favorite songs of over nine minutes in length from 2009 studio releases.

1. "Incubus" - THE BOX
2. "Laboratories of the Invisible World (Rollerskating the Cosmic Palmistric Postborder)" - MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
3. "Sovrano dell-illusione" (Parts 1 & 2) - MAD CRAYON
4. "Vapour Trail" - SYLVAN
5. "Summer Fall" - AISLES
6. "Serenity in a Nutshell" - CIRRUS BAY
7. "Excerpt from 6,000,000,000,000 Miles Before the First, or, the Revisitation of the Blue Ghost" - MAUDLIN OF THE WELL
8. "The Maiden" - AISLES
9. "Ryker Skies" - IQ"
10. "The Underfall Yard" - BIG BIG TRAIN
11. "Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré II" - MAGMA
12. "Sorterargatan 3" - GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA
13. "Bond of Mutual Distrust" - ANUBIS
14. "Fading" - ARCANE
15. "Deliverance" - THE BLACK NOODLE PROJECT
16. "Change" - KARNIVOOL
17. "Vinden" - PORCELAIN MOON
18. "Deadman" -  KARNIVOOL
19. "Tick Tock" (Parts 1-3) -  GAZPACHO
20. "Re schiavo" (Parts 1 & 2) - MAD CRAYON
21. "Dopo il vento" - DELIRIUM
22. "Can't Feel the Earth" (Parts I-III) - IZZ
23. "Pure as Snow (Trails of the Winter Storm)" - MONO
24. "Abigails Questions (in An Infinite Universe)" - BEARDFISH
25. "Jack the Ripper" - PRESENT



Honorable Mentions:
"Perpetual Twilight" - iNFiNiEN
"Kahden Kuun Sirpit"--VIIMA
"A Last Drop" - PRESENT
"La Roche (Meeting Point)" - MIRIODOR
"Coup de grâce" - BEARDFISH
"The Collapse" - ANUBIS
"Västerbron 05:30" - GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA
"Vertiges" - PRESENT
"Asylum: Acolyte Zero" - ARCANE
"Thoughts Are Swimming in My Head" (Parts 1 & 2) - SHAMALL
"Until You Comply/entropy" - BEARDFISH

*Bold print denotes songs that have risen into my pantheon of All-time favorite "epics."

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