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|My 5/5 Ratings - No Racism|
12 albums. 7 metal albums. I'm diverse.
This was not an instant classic for me. In fact, this was my least favorite Agalloch release for a very long
time. About a year after I first heard it, however, it clicked. The mix of black metal, folk, and post-rock
displayed flawlessly in this album's 65-minute run time. I can pull a Crysis and say that this is the
soundtrack to being lost in dismal, yet beautiful autumn forest.
A Night At the Opera
Epic, grandiose, cheesey...this is the perfect power metal album if you ask me. Maybe it's a bit over the
top, but it's executed damn well. Plus each member of the band gives near-flawless performances.
Took me over two years, but i've decided that this is my favorite album by Dream Theater. As much as I
love Rudess' wankery, I've really been preferring Moore-era DT much more than Rudess-era DT.
the big drawn-out instrumental passages are still present, there is a greater emphasis on songwriting
the albums he was present on, especially on Awake. This is also their darkest, moodiest, and arguably
emotional record. It's almost oppopsite of what DT haters accuse the band of...almost.
Images and Words
Metropolis and Learning to Live are good enough for this to warrant a 5/5.
I'm constantly on the fence with this album. The middle of the album is easily weaker than the first few
and last few tracks, but in the end the fantastic bookends are enough for this to warrant a 5/5. The
band work together to craft a chilling, epic masterpiece which feels as sorrowful as it is triumphant.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About
Worship and Tribute may theoretically be the "better album" but the raw emotion contained within this
is unmatched. This album has helped me through some tough times and will most likely always have a
special place in my heart. The end of the title track chills me every time...Palumbo manages to sound so
pained and hopeless in the most beautiful way imaginable.
|7||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
I got this about a week ago. Unlike F# A# ?, this had a very immediate effect on me. It may not be as
"terrifying" as F# A# ? is, but it's a much easier listen, and it's more impressive on a musical scale. Gave
this two back-to-back listens today, and I lost count of how many times I was given goose-bumps.
part in BBF3 where the title character starts raving insanely backed by the swelling and intensifying
orchestrations is perfect.
Choirs of the Eye
Toby Driver is one of my all-time favorite musicians. I'm not huge fans of the other two Kayo Dot
but Choirs of the Eye is certainly one of the most challenging listens i've come across. Though it took a
while for me to fully appreciate it, this is one of the most brilliantly composed albums of all time. I
to find words that do this album justice.
|9||maudlin of the Well|
Another brilliant Toby Driver project, spanning a very wide amount of genres. On paper, death metal
with flourishes of jazz, ambient, progressive stylings, and music which would not be out of place in
horror films seems like a trainwreck. However, unlike my previous sentence, Bath makes these multiple
genres work together flawlessly. The highly ethereal atmospheres make this best listened to when it's
given full attention, with headphones and no distractions. Geography is likely my favorite song of all
The capacity of human intelligence seems to limit the capabilities to expand upon any possible
creative aptitudes. Indeed, if one cannot even notice the facets that the ingenuities around him are
comprised of, how can he be expected to fashion a beast of his own? This inveterate sense of constraint
a great blow to the veracity of mankind?s abilities. It restrains us and holds our minds to the ground
averting any possibility of rising above ourselves to something greater; something not fathomed by the
conventional mind. This concept of seeking to go beyond one?s self, known as ?transcendence?, is
essentially a gateway to unlocking pieces of ourselves that can lead to some of the most elaborate and
significant creations of our world. For many, this quest to transcend and form creations that were once
considered unthinkable and overwhelming consumes life. Certainly it is rare to find such people, but
they are found, creative barriers are destroyed.
I lurves me Opeth
Took me over a year to fully grasp this album, but when I did it became my favorite Thrice album. I
feel like writing any more so i'm just gonna say that The Earth Will Shake and For Miles are the two best
|1 of these is a 5/5 for me too...|
|10 would be the only 5 off this list for me. But most of these are 4 - 4.5's for me too.|
|slow riot is my fave godspeed, and the only coinciding 5. so props there. :D|
|Very nice. I like 6 better then Worship and Tribute too, it's the closest thing to Deftones imo.|
|How good is Lift Your Skinny Fists compared to Slow Riot and F# A# ∞?|
|Skinny Fists is massive, in length and musical content. It will take longer to settle in, but when it does, you'll love it.|
|Skinny Fists is musically stronger than F#A# but to my knowledge there's no concept. The first six minutes of that album are my favorite part/section of any Godspeed album, but there's no climax as good as the one on the second track of F#A# (forgot the name). Plus I don't remember any of the sound clips approaching the impact of the one on Dead Flag Blues.|
|Still Life and BWP are 5s for me too. Images and Words is a 4.5 I say. Solid list.|
|lol at 10 desciption|
|choirs of the eye, yes yes yes|
|Brilliant list, i would agree with most, have not heard the thrice, but the glassjaw owns!!! good taste dude|
|10 is the only 5 we have in common. Most of these are still quite awesome though 9 hasn't clicked with me yet and I need 2 and 7 badly.|
|I consider 5,6,9, and 12 to be dear old friends I like to reminisce with.|
|2 was at one point a 5 for me. |
"this is the perfect power metal album if you ask me. Maybe it's a bit over the top"
and lol@this. It's power metal, it's supposed to be over the top.
|Poet I think he means the fact ANATO is borderline unlistenable the first few listens. I first heard it years ago and thought it was the worst thing I'd ever heard. Obviously now I know better :).|
Nice list as always Bodom. Another lol at 10's deion
|dream theater and blind guardian is so gay|
|lol I know what he meant Ollie, I was just joking with it. |
" ANATO is borderline unlistenable the first few listens"
Not for me. I feel instantly in love with it the first time.
|ANATO is pretty over-the-top even for a power metal album. The first time I heard "Precious Jerusalem" I was turned off, but I ended up getting the album a few months later and loved it right away after that.|