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Sylosis Dormant Heart
4.0
01.31.15
Slayer Reign in Blood
This is just a fucking classic. On Reign in Blood Slayer immediately achieve legendary status with an album that as a cohesive unit is basically unfuckwithable. Separate the songs don't possess quite the same punch but with a run time of 30 minutes there's no way you won't keep coming back again and again for the full album. Seriously, the road map for extreme speed driven music was laid down effortlessly on this album. Best tracks: Angel of Death, Criminally Insane, Raining Blood
4.5
01.07.15
The Human Abstract Midheaven
Easily one of the most pretentious things I've ever listened to. There are certain ways to combine metal and alt rock...this is definitely not it. Sounds like Dillinger had an autistic kid with Incubus and not the savant kind. The vocalist must've thought he was Mike Patton before going in to record this, Patton would eat this little shit for breakfast. ...Okay I'm done with the insults. But seriously the vocalist practically single handedly ruined this album.
2.0
12.31.14
Darkest Era Severance
This album came as quite a surprise to me, since I had always written these guys off as being a second rate stuck in the confines of typical folk and heavy metal tropes. Well, as of Severance I can say that these Ire landers are truly running wild within these parameters. The songs found on this release are epic yet not cheesy and pay enough tribute to the classic purveyors of this cult heavy metal sound while still being memorable. This album doesn?t stray at all from this formula though however said formula epic it may be. This limits the albums scope a little bit shackling it to this top #25 spot. Still this release is an epic emotiona
4.0
12.31.14
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Last year with the release of their EP ?Nomadic?, Fallujah seemed poised to take technical death metal and even death metal in general into a new daring direction with beautifully atmospheric and emotionally impactful music. I guess on Flesh Prevails they deliver on this initial promise, but not without a few bugs in the machine. The main thing that held this album back from being a master work would have to be the overly compact production which really goes against what Fallujah were going for with this album. Everything feels tethered to earth instead of free to roam the soundscape as it should. The album does drag on a couple of tracks
4.0
12.31.14
Revocation Deathless
I don?t know how these Bostonians do it. This is the third year in a row they?ve made it onto my year end list (Last year they reached the lofty seventh spot) and if Deathless is any indication, they?re not slowing down anytime soon. Deathless shows Revocation stream lining their sound in the death metal direction even more. This has made the song writing tighter and more cohesive. Sadly gone are the days of crazy experimentation (such as utilizing a banjo or a horn section), but they?ve made way for crushing songs that are still quite capable of jamming like a mother fucker, just check out Labyrinth of Eyes or United Helotry. Also a qui
4.0
12.31.14
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation
Labyrinth Constellations: Holy fucking shit?this album will melt your brain and then replace it with a high tech android super computer. This right here, is definitely my tech death album of the year and like the Fallujah album sees the boundaries of the genre being pushed to new extremes. Unlike the Fallujah release though, these extremes are a lot darker and messed up. Labyrinth Constellations zooms past like some kind of trip through space, and not the optimistic bright Star Trek kind of trip but one where you?re on an aged working class vessel with one of Ridley Scott?s Aliens and of course, no one can hear you scream. Admittedly this a
4.0
12.28.14

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  • JasonHellhound YOU SUCK!
    March 19 08:16 PM
  • loneNLwolf Hey there, fellow Facelift song.
    November 6 12:31 PM
  • slipnslide every song is classic!
    May 7 01:33 PM
  • DirtyDan Yeah there really isn't such thing as a bad Amon Amarth song. They are probably the most consistently awesome band out there.
    April 22 01:46 PM
  • NodScene23 You got solid taste man!
    May 10 01:43 AM

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