Figured it was an interesting idea for a thread. What albums/artists will be looked upon as timeless and which ones will sound painfully dated and only be listened to for guilty pleasure and played on 2032's version of VH1 classic until their corpse is dug up for an unnecessary revival. Don't just make this a "list your favorite artists" kind of thing, go for the ones you don't like in the "gracefully" catergory (ones that aren't to your tastes but you can acknowledge they put out a well thought out product) and ones you do like in the "these will age poorly" category as well. Keep it to artists/records that rose to prominence in the last ten years only. Avoid ones that play in a blatantly "retro" style (i.e. rethrash).
-Gojira (don't know about the new one so much, talking mainly about The Link - Way of All Flesh)
-Decapitated (Nihilty & The Negation)
-Nevermore (Stretching the timeframe I mentioned a little, but I am mainly talking solely about Dead Heart and the albums following)
-Periphery (Yeah, I went there! )
-Protest the Hero
-Enslaved's album "Axioma Ethica Odini" (haven't listened to enough of their other output to mention the other stuff, but Axioma is one of my favorite albums of all time)
-Tech Death: The horrible spastic/disjointed stuff a million different bands play. Sweep tapping! Rings of Saturn and stuff like that.
-Killswitch Engage: Rose of Sharyn already sounds more dated than even the cheesiest glam metal and that was only like 5 years ago.
-Anything that sounds like this (there is too much out there to list). [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSeiG6qMhaI]Of Mice And Men - Second and Sebring (video) - YouTube[/VIDEO]
-Anything overly Slammy and Gurgly and Gory. [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4xu4qnVo8g&feature=related]Abominable Putridity - Letting Them Fall... (New! HD) - YouTube[/VIDEO]
I feel like Meshuggah will continue to age gracefully, and Structures will not.