Average Rating: 4.12
Rating Variance: 0.44
Objectivity Score: 52% (Somewhat Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAgalloch Ashes Against the GrainAlice in Chains Jar of FliesAlice in Chains FaceliftAlice in Chains DirtAt The Gates Slaughter of the SoulAtheist Piece of TimeBlack Sabbath Master of RealityCrimson Glory Transcendence Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern SkyDavid Bowie HeroesDeath The Sound of PerseveranceDeftones Around the FurDream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a MemoryA fantastic concept album and Dream Theater's masterpieceEdge of Sanity CrimsonFaith No More The Real ThingFrank Zappa Hot RatsGenesis Selling England by the PoundIsis OceanicJeff Buckley GraceKing Crimson RedKing Diamond AbigailKreator Extreme AggressionMad Season AboveMastodon Crack the SkyeMetallica Ride the LightningMr. Bungle Mr. BungleNeil Young Rust Never SleepsThe ultimate Neil Young album, showcasing his beautiful acoustic side for one half, only to then unleashing "Old Black" to massive enjoyment. Music rarely eclipses the brilliance Neil layed down on this tremendous release.Neurosis Through Silver in BloodOpeth Still LifeOverkill HorrorscopePearl Jam Vs.Pink Floyd MeddleA dimply breathtaking record. "Echoes" sends shivers up my spine like no other song..Pink Floyd Wish You Were HereI can barely explain how much this album means to me. One of my favourites of all time from arguably my favourite group.Porcupine Tree In AbsentiaQueens of the Stone Age ...Like ClockworkRage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineThis is perhaps my favourite album of all time. There's not a damn flaw on this record: absolutely mind-blowing, an prominent, powerful and exciting record that should belong in everyone's music collection.Rainbow RisingRush HemispheresSteely Dan AjaStrapping Young Lad CityTelevision Marquee MoonTestament The GatheringThe Clash London CallingThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric LadylandThin Lizzy Live and DangerousTool Lateralus4.5 superbAC/DC Back in BlackI initially had this rated a 3, but I realised I was being stupid. It really is a superb album, but it brings back a great deal of nostalgia.Agalloch The MantleNot as grand in my opinion as Ashes Against The Grain but still an outstanding effort.Alter Bridge BlackbirdAlter Bridge FortressAnathema JudgementAnthrax Among the LivingAtheist Unquestionable PresenceAudioslave AudioslaveBlack Flag DamagedBlack Sabbath 13Black Sabbath Heaven and HellBlack Sabbath SabotageBlack Sabbath Black SabbathBlack Sabbath ParanoidBlack Sabbath Mob RulesBlind Guardian Imaginations from the Other SideCamel MirageCarcass HeartworkCynic FocusDavid Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...Death SymbolicDeath LeprosyDeath HumanDeath Individual Thought PatternsDeftones White PonyDevin Townsend Ocean Machine: BiomechDevin Townsend TerriaDevin Townsend Project EpicloudDio Holy DiverDire Straits Dire StraitsDire Straits Love Over GoldDire Straits Brothers in ArmsDream Theater Images and WordsDream Theater A Change of SeasonsFrank Zappa Joe's GarageGenesis FoxtrotIron Maiden PowerslaveIron Maiden The Number of the BeastIron Maiden Piece of MindIron Maiden KillersIron Maiden Iron MaidenJudas Priest Sad Wings of DestinyJudas Priest PainkillerKatatonia The Great Cold DistanceKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingKing Crimson Larks' Tongues in AspicKing Crimson DisciplineKorn KornKreator Pleasure to KillKs Choice Paradise in MeKyuss Welcome to Sky ValleyLed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinLou Reed TransformerMahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting FlameMastodon LeviathanMastodon The HunterMegadeth Rust in PeaceMelvins StagMetallica Master of PuppetsMetallica MetallicaMiles Davis Kind of BlueMinutemen Double Nickels on the DimeMuse Origin of SymmetryNeil Young After the Gold RushNeil Young Everybody Knows This Is NowhereNick Drake Pink MoonNine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralNine Inch Nails Pretty Hate MachineNocturnus ThresholdsObituary Slowly We RotOpeth DamnationOpeth MorningriseEasily ranks as one of Opeth's greatest ever achievements. A must listen for any new fans.Overkill The Years of DecayPantera Cowboys from HellPearl Jam TenPink Floyd PulsePink Floyd AnimalsPorcupine Tree Fear of a Blank PlanetQueen A Night at the OperaQueen Queen IIQueens of the Stone Age Rated RQueens of the Stone Age Songs for the DeafRadiohead The BendsRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRainbow Long Live Rock & RollRed Hot Chili Peppers By the WayRush Moving PicturesRush 2112Sepultura Beneath the RemainsSoundgarden BadmotorfingerStevie Ray Vaughan Texas FloodStevie Wonder InnervisionsStevie Wonder Songs in the Key of LifeStone Temple Pilots PurpleStone Temple Pilots CoreTestament The New OrderThe Afghan Whigs GentlemenThe Butterfly Effect Begins HereThe Contortionist ExoplanetStill can't believe how much I really like this album. One of my favourites from the 2010's thus far.The Doors The DoorsThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You ExperiencedThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as LoveThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe Prodigy The Fat of the LandThe Smashing Pumpkins Siamese DreamThe Stooges Raw PowerThe Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground White Light/White HeatThe Who Who's NextTool AenimaX Japan Art of LifeYes Close to the Edge4.0 excellentA Perfect Circle Mer de NomsA Perfect Circle Thirteenth StepAC/DC AC/DC LiveAlan Parsons A Valid PathAlice Cooper TrashAlice in Chains Alice in ChainsAlice in Chains Black Gives Way to BlueAlice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereAnata The Conductor's DepartureAngra Temple of ShadowsAnnihilator Never, NeverlandAudioslave Out of ExileBlack Flag My WarBlack Sabbath Sabbath Bloody SabbathBlack Sabbath Vol. 4Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeCamel CamelCandlemass Epicus Doomicus MetallicusDavid Bowie Hunky DoryDeath Scream Bloody GoreDef Leppard Vault: Greatest Hits 1980 - 1995Deftones Diamond EyesDeftones DeftonesDevin Townsend Project AddictedDream Theater Train of ThoughtDream Theater Systematic ChaosDream Theater AwakeDream Theater Falling into InfinityVery underrated. Not a masterpiece, but man does this contain some truly brilliant tracks.Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceDream Theater Black Clouds & Silver LiningsDream Theater Dream TheaterFaith No More Angel DustFrank Zappa Zoot AlluresGenesis The Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayGojira From Mars to SiriusIron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh SonIsis In the Absence of TruthJudas Priest Stained ClassJudas Priest Screaming for VengeanceKatatonia Brave Murder DayKing Crimson LizardKing Crimson Starless and Bible BlackKorn UntouchablesKorn Follow the LeaderKreator Phantom AntichristKyuss Blues for the Red SunLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Houses of the HolyLou Reed BerlinLynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-NerdMastodon Blood MountainMastodon RemissionMegadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!Megadeth Countdown to ExtinctionMegadeth YouthanasiaMelvins HoudiniMetallica Kill 'Em AllMetallica ...And Justice for AllMetallica Garage Inc.Metallica Beyond MagneticMiles Davis Bitches BrewMr. Bungle CaliforniaMuse AbsolutionMuse The 2nd LawMuse Black Holes and RevelationsMuse The ResistanceMy Morning Jacket ZNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaNine Inch Nails Hesitation MarksNocturnus The KeyOpeth WatershedOpeth Ghost ReveriesOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOverkill Feel the FirePantera Vulgar Display of PowerPantera Official Live: 101 ProofPestilence Consuming ImpulsePorcupine Tree DeadwingQueen News of the WorldQueen Sheer Heart AttackQueens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone AgeQueens of the Stone Age Lullabies to ParalyzeQueensryche Operation: MindcrimeRadiohead Kid ARage Against the Machine Evil EmpireRainbow Ritchie Blackmore's RainbowRammstein SehnsuchtRammstein MutterRammstein Reise, ReiseRed Hot Chili Peppers Mother's MilkRed Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikRed Hot Chili Peppers CalifornicationRush Permanent WavesRush A Farewell to KingsRush RushRush Snakes & ArrowsRush Clockwork AngelsSepultura RootsSilverchair Freak ShowSilverchair Neon BallroomSlayer Hell AwaitsSlayer Decade of AggressionSoundgarden SuperunknownStrapping Young Lad The New BlackThe Mars Volta Scab DatesThe Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessThe Stooges Fun HouseThem Crooked Vultures Them Crooked VulturesTool 10,000 DaysTool UndertowTool OpiateActually a better release than what some might think. Very impressive debut E.P.rYes Fragile3.5 greatAC/DC Black IceAC/DC Highway to HellAnthrax Spreading the DiseaseAnthrax State of EuphoriaAnthrax Fistful of MetalBlack Sabbath Headless CrossDeath Spiritual HealingDiamond Head Lightning to the NationsDream Theater OctavariumHusker Du New Day RisingIron Maiden Somewhere in TimeJudas Priest British SteelLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVMegadeth Killing Is My Business...Metallica LoadMuse ShowbizOasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?Opeth Blackwater ParkA bit overrated, but still a great album. "Harvest" and the title track are incredible.Overkill The Electric AgePantera Far Beyond DrivenPantera The Great Southern TrendkillPink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd The WallPorcupine Tree The IncidentQueens of the Stone Age Era VulgarisRadiohead OK ComputerRadiohead AmnesiacRed Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party PlanRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRush SignalsSilverchair FrogstompSilverchair DioramaSlayer Seasons in the AbyssSoundgarden Louder Than Love3.0 goodAudioslave RevelationsGood, but weak in comparison to their first two records. Boasts some good tracks but overall it's rather bland.Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of EventsThe only two tracks that are really good are "On The Backs Of Angels" and "Outcry", the remainder being average. Gorguts ObscuraKing Crimson In the Wake of PoseidonKorn Take a Look in the MirrorLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIRanks for me as one of the dullest and most uninteresting Hard Rock albums of all time, yet most people will tell you it's a crown jewel, which I just find unfathomable. Metallica Death MagneticIf the production quality was better, this would be worthy of a 4. Musically, not a bad album however.Opeth HeritageWith Heritage, Opeth recorded a very audacious record featuring no death growls and barely any elements of a Progressive Death Metal group. This album combines classic 70's Prog with a touch of Jazz Fusion. Overall it doesn't take your breath away but perhaps in retrospect it will be looked upon more positively.Opeth DeliveranceMy least favourite of Opeth's discography. Overall it is actually quite decent in most areas but falls below par compared to other releases that the bad had output thus far in their careers. There's definitely more aggression and heaviness, but at times the record feels monotonous and some riffs drag on for a very long time, so there is a mixture of pros and cons.Opeth OrchidA good debut, despite it being rather monotonous and poor sounding. Worth checking out, but Opeth have offered us much better since.Pantera Reinventing the SteelPantera's last hurrah resulted in a sound that was heavier than ever, combing a mixture of elements and incorporating sounds from all the band's previous outings, which sounds absolutely fantastic, but in reality, it was like drinking coffee and tea at the same time. Well, maybe not that bad but it doesn't capture the skill and amazement of the first two Pantera albums. There is definitely some ferociousness that results in some memorable moments such as "Revolution Is My Name" and "Uplift" but it is let down by inconsistency. Lets put it this way: overall, it's actually good and listen after listen it gradually grows on you but this is my least favourite Pantera release and not the record I would play to introduce people to this Heavy Metal juggernaut.Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with YouIt sounds crisp, almost perfect in a way, but the overall approach isn't spectacular. I was expecting Josh Klinghoffer to show off his guitar playing and prove to everyone why he is a worthy replacement for John Frusciante but instead we were treated to Flea's bass that at times vastly overpowers the guitar. Other than that, Kiedis' vocals are great and the catchiness of the album cannot be ignored.Slayer South of Heaven2.5 averageDream Theater When Dream and Day UniteThere's actually some good material present here ("Ytse Jam" is a major highlight) but the remainder of the album is average, but for a first time effort it showcases a great deal of potential for the future.Immolation Close to a World BelowI Don't understand all the hype that surrounds this. Listened to it, thought it was very average, not terrible but very overrated.Korn See You on the Other SideThe beginning of Korn's journey into the mediocre, if not poor string of releases that do nothing to capture the magnificence of this one time juggernaut in Nu-Metal.Metallica ReloadLoad, surprisingly, brought us a bunch of memorable tracks, more good than bad. ReLoad is split down the middle: half the songs are good, half are not. Therefore, it receives the 2.5 rating. That's it.Slayer Reign in BloodSlayer World Painted Blood2.0 poorBlack Sabbath Born AgainLed Zeppelin Physical GraffitiI've never been a massive Zeppelin fan, I enjoy them but I'm not overly obsessed with them. It's obvious that they're a huge influence and a pivotal part of Rock music, but I don't get they hype that surrounds this double L.P. and that there are people that consider it their best work. Very few memorable songs and even those tracks that feature some redeeming features are not enough to redeem the entire ordeal being presented to us here.Lou Reed and Metallica LuluYes overall, this is a piece of shit. Musically monotonous and uninteresting, with dull vocals and lyrics and awful riffs and licks, and the fact it?s a two disc release that lasts for more than 90 minutes you will never get back, however it didn?t bother me as much as other fans. Some definitely took Lulu too close to heart not realising it?s not the tenth Metallica record, it?s just something on the side I guess, even if it?s not very, well, good.Metallica St. Anger"Well at least it was heavy." Yes, but Load and ReLoad in my opinion contain some memorable tracks, whereas this has none, perhaps that is more to do with the atrocity of the sound (the kitchen pot snare drum) and the nasty Guitar sound, with Hetfield's rubbish vocal delivery over the top. Had all that been of a higher standard, it would've be perceived as more of an accomplishment.Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot MinuteIt's always been difficult for bands to follow up a multi-platinum critically acclaimed release with another of the same, if not greater value and importance. The Chili Peppers on this occasion failed to release a solid album due to poor songwriting and an unbalanced sound. The biggest issue is the absence of guitarist John Frusciante, who departed the group and was replaced by Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, who is not a bad player but not only does his technique and ability not match up to that of Frusciante's but more importantly the sound generated from his playing doesn't match the funk bass of Flea or the vocal style of Anthony Kiedis, particularly on the track "Coffee Shop". As for the songwriting, it feels as though certain songs try a little to hard to write songs better than their previous album. "My Friends" especially falls flat, feeling as though the band attempted a song to eclipse "Under The Bridge" in terms of meaning and success. There are a couple of decent tracks present on this LP however, but they're not Chili classice and they don't make up for the album's overall disappointment.Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili PeppersSounds poor, musically and vocally not a fantastic start and the production is lacking desperately. Certain qualities that would make up the Chili Peppers in the future, most notably funk and groove are almost absent.1.5 very poorSilverchair Young ModernThese guys were favourites of mine when I was younger, but once I heard "Straight Lines" and the rest of the release, almost all my appreciation for them had vanished out the window. This was truly selling out and it reflected negatively on not just myself but many others who love or loved the albums Frogstomp and Neon Ballroom.Slayer Diabolus in Musica1.0 awfulBetween the Buried and Me ColorsJust plain awful and atrocious to listen to. How this band is being heralded as one of the greats of the last ten or so years is beyond me. Very poor in every way.
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