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Overrated / Underrated

Albums that I thought were shafted, albums that got more than their rdue, albums that I'm rrrrrrhappy to see got what they deserved.
1 Need More Love: Underrated
2The Ocean
Heliocentric


I get it. People are pissed that they changed style. Whatever. "Firmament" and "The Origin..." are fantastic.
3Isis
In the Absence of Truth


Deserves to be mentioned alongside Oceanic and Panopticon.
4Deep Purple
Fireball


The traded heaviness for progressiveness. It was hella cool. Nearly as good as Machine Head.
5Killswitch Engage
As Daylight Dies


It's metalcore, I know. But it has some great variation and the songs pack some serious punch.
6Howl
Full of Hell


It gets a little monotonous but Full of Hell could be the prelude to something Mastodon-esque.
7Opeth
Ghost Reveries


Their best IMO. "Underrated" only in the sense that it's so far behind Blackwater and Still Life.
8Wolves in the Throne Room
Celestial Lineage


The extended folk/chanted parts in the middle turn a lot of people off. Have a heart. It's pretty. There's plenty of blistering black metal here to go around.
9Edguy
Theater of Salvation


Gamma Ray and Blind Guardian rightly get all the best reviews, but for a while Edguy stood right with them.
10Mastodon
Leviathan


Yeah I know, it's already pretty high. But I wouldn't mind seeing this rated among the very best.
11Judas Priest
Jugulator


Like Heliocentric, they changed the singer and the sound and people freaked. It's got some great songs though.
12 I Don't Get It: Overrated
13Melvins
Houdini


Spread Eagle Beagle wasted several minutes of my life which I won't get back.
14Kylesa
Spiral Shadow


They simplified the songs, particularly the drumming. It just sounds so tame compared to Static Tensions.
15Bathory
Hammerheart


Most of this album is out-of-tune wailing over power chords and slow drums and it gets old real fast. The opener is a classic though.
16Judas Priest
Screaming for Vengeance


The first few tracks are awesome. Then Halford loses his tuning fork and the middle is nearly unlistenable at times. It's a great album, but I wouldn't call it classic.
17Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 2


"Eagle Fly Free" and "I Want Out" are classic, but Keeper 2 isn't as consistent as the first. The title track also meanders way too long.
18Sylosis
Edge of the Earth


Now I'm the one complaining about the new singer. That, and the whole dynamic range of this album seems stifled compared to its predecessor.
19Agalloch
Ashes Against the Grain


The opening quartet is great, particuarly 2 and 4, but the ending to the album is almost not worth listening to in comparison. Especially that last static thing, wtf mate?
20 Sunn 0)))
Monoliths and Dimensions


*croak*...*screech*...*croak* BWWWOOWWWW... Big Church is kinda cool but the other songs are incredibly monotonous.
21Justin Bieber
My World


I had to. Too bad you can't rate things a zero.
22 They Got it Right
23Rainbow
Rising


This is the best hard rock album ever. Not Zep. Not Sabbath. This one. Especially the last two tracks.
24W.A.S.P.
The Headless Children


Yeah, WASP got pretty corny later on. But for just a while, Blackie hit the nail on the head with great driving heavy metal.
25My Dying Bride
The Dreadful Hours


I feel almost masochistic listening to this, but it hurts so good.
26Nightwish
End of an Era


Tarja went out with style. "Once" is the focus, as is should be. The drum cam guy forgot his Ritalin.
27Dragonforce
Sonic Firestorm


If only the next two weren't carbon-copies of it, this would look better.
28Sylosis
Conclusion of an Age


The songwriting is massive, the guitarwork is fantastic, and the singer kicked ass. Oh well.
29 Magma
Mekanik Destructiw Kommandoh


The greatest experimental music you've never heard.
30Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space


So much more consistently awesome than LotF, this is the best power metal album. Period.
31Ulcerate
The Destroyers of All


An improvement over Everything is Fire, the post-metal influenced help make Destroyers even more crushing, depressing and awesome.
32Septic Flesh
The Great Mass


The best use of an orchestra in any recent death metal album. Experimental songs towards the end get big points.
33Meshuggah
I


The perfect length to enjoy the scope of their talent, "I" sees Meshuggah base everything of Haake's jamming and it turns out awesomely.
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