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Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
One of the most influential albums for metal in the early 2000's. Basically a release that has been aped by practically every bland metalcore band that followed...all of them falling short of the original. Alive or Just Breathing strikes the perfect middle ground between amazing catchy song writing and undeniably hardcore infused instrumentation. Best songs: Just Barely Breathing, Life to the Lifeless, and Fixation on the Darkness
4.0
03.30.15
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
3.5
03.09.15
Dead in the Manger Cessation
The first masterwork of 2015, Dead in the Manger orchestrate quite a beautiful command over dynamics on Cessation. Beautifully Somber and savagely brutal are mixed seamlessly from one moment to the next creating an album the flows like a single journey through a land of loss and depression. Bands like Dead in the Manger, who successfully blur the lines between genres like black metal, grind, and even some post rock influence are the future of metal: New, Exciting, and always Engaging m/! Best songs, III, V, and VI
4.5
03.04.15
All That Remains The Order of Things
This is an embarrassingly bland album and just a terrible work of music in general. If not for the heavier parts of closer "Criticism and Self-realization" and an occasional so so guitar solo this would be an instant 1. Even that almost wasn't enough to deter me from rating this shit heap the 1 star when I heard the mega bitchfest that is "Tru-Kvlt-Metal".
1.5
02.24.15
Miss May I Rise of the Lion
1.5
02.18.15
Sylosis Dormant Heart
On Dormant Heart, Sylosis create an album that expertly combines the brutality of underground more extreme metal with the accessibility of some mainstream elements. This makes Dormant Heart a fun and immediately rewarding listen. They balance these influences well enough to make Dormant Heart and engaging listen all the way through. Definitely a good album to properly bridge the gap for metal fans who haven't quite made the transition to more brutal sounds. Best songs: Leach, Harm, and To Build a Tomb
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

shoutbox » all posts 
  • 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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