Average Rating: 3.14
Rating Variance: 1.11
Objectivity Score: 93% (Very Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAC/DC High VoltageAC/DC Live at DoningtonGreen Day DookieMC5 Kick Out the JamsMetallica Ride the LightningNew York Dolls Too Much Too SoonNirvana NevermindQuite simply, one of the most classic albums of all time. Nearly all, if not all, of the songs are classics, and members of the relevant generation(s) can still pull off their riffs and lyrics by heart upon the mere mention of their names. If you fancy yourself a music lover and you don't have this, then, my friend, stop fancying. Mandatory for all men, women, children and monkeys.Sepultura Chaos A.D.The Cult Electric4.5 superbAbandoned Forcefed (Demo)AC/DC Highway To HellAlice Cooper Hey StoopidAnthrax Spreading the DiseaseChumbawamba WYSIWYGDeath LeprosyEnforcer Death By FireHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IIImpellitteri Answer To The MasterJudas Priest British SteelKISS DestroyerKISS Dressed to KillMC5 Back In The USAMetallica Master of PuppetsNirvana IncesticideOzzy Osbourne Down to EarthPoison Greatest Hits: 1986-1996Poison Live, Raw & UncutRamones Rocket to RussiaRamones Leave HomeScorpions Love At First StingSepultura Beneath the RemainsThe Doors The DoorsThe Monks Black Monk TimeThe Who Live at LeedsTinariwen AmassakoulWarlock Triumph and Agony4.0 excellent2nd Suicide An Epitaph For The ProudAce Frehley Loaded DeckAlice Cooper TrashAlice Cooper The Last TemptationAll That Remains The Fall of IdealsAustrian Death Machine Total BrutalBilly Talent Dead SilenceBlink-182 Take Off Your Pants and JacketBon Jovi Bon JoviDamn Yankees Damn YankeesDuff McKagan Believe In MeEnforcer DiamondsEyes Adrift Eyes AdriftEZ Livin' After The FireFirehouse FirehouseGod Forbid Gone ForeverGreen Day InsomniacGreen Day 21st Century BreakdownHalford ResurrectionJudas Priest Living After MidnightJulliet JullietKISS KISSKISS RevengeKISS The Very Best of KissKISS Alive IIKISS Kiss Symphony: Alive IVKISS UnmaskedKorn Life Is PeachyManowar Fighting the WorldMegadeth Countdown to ExtinctionMegadeth The World Needs a HeroMotley Crue New TattooMurderdolls Beyond The Valley of the MurderdollsMxPx Before Everything & AfterMy Chemical Romance The Black ParadeNostradameus The Prophet of EvilOperation Ivy EnergyPantera Vulgar Display of PowerPantera The Great Southern TrendkillPaul Stanley Paul StanleyPennywise From The AshesPeter Criss Peter CrissPhantom X Storm RidersPixies Doolittle 20th Anniversary Live SamplerPoison The Best Of Poison: 20 Years Of RockPoison Open Up and Say... Ahh!Rammstein MutterRamones End of the CenturyRamones Animal BoyShonen Knife Osaka RamonesSlipknot All Hope Is GoneSlipknot Antennas to HellSystem of a Down HypnotizeTabula Rasa (USA - PA) PeopleThe All-American Rejects The All-American RejectsThe Darkness Permission to LandThe Darkness Hot CakesThe Last Vegas Whatever Gets You OffThe Offspring AmericanaThe Toy Dolls Cheerio And Toodlepip: The Complete SinglesThree Days Grace One-XTinariwen The Radio Tisdas Sessions3.5 great2nd Suicide Epitaph For The Proud 2008First of all, no; this isn't the same "An Epitaph For The Proud" which revealed a hungry young band called 2nd Suicide to the world back in 2006. Or rather, it is half of it. Coming about as the result of a contest win, "Epitaph 2008" features re-recordings of arguably the group's two best songs (although one does miss "Oblivion") and cleverly strays from material from the uninspired "Last of Kin". The benefit of a better production really helps "Epitaph For The Proud"'s qualities shine through, bringing out the song's rock'n'roll attitude in full. Conversely, however, "Garden of Stone" loses a little of its original personality with the re-recording, sounding a tad more generic than the original take., However, and despite the lack of any original material, this is still a recommended download for fans of the group and of melodeath in general. The fact that it's free only makes it that much better. Download it free at the group's website at http://www.2ndsuicide.com/#musicAC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapAC/DC BallbreakerAC/DC Black IceAce Frehley Frehley's CometAirbourne Runnin' WildAlice Cooper ConstrictorAnd Then There Were None Who Speaks For Planet Earth?Boss Hog WhiteoutBowling for Soup Goes To The MoviesCorpus Christi The Darker Shades Of WhiteDestruction All Hell Breaks LooseEnforcer Into The NightEurope The Final CountdownFu Manchu California CrossingGreen Day WarningGreen Day American IdiotGreen Day KerplunkGreen Day ¡UNO!Grim Force Circulation to ConclusionHanson Middle of NowhereHeaven and Hell The Devil You KnowHelloween Pink Bubbles Go ApeIdlewild Hope Is ImportantIron Maiden Virtual XIJay-Z and Linkin Park Collision CourseJin The Rest Is HistoryKISS Love GunKISS Rock and Roll OverKISS Psycho CircusKISS Smashes, Thrashes And HitsKISS AsylumKISS Creatures of the NightKISS Sonic BoomKISS KISS UnpluggedKISS The Millennium Collection - Volume 2Lauren Harris Calm Before the StormLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLinkin Park MeteoraMetallica Kill 'Em AllMetallica Death MagneticNick Carter Now Or NeverParadise Lost Paradise LostPoison Look What The Cat Dragged InPretty Boy Floyd Leather Boyz With Electric ToyzRamones Mondo BizarroRings of Saturn Embryonic AnomalyScarlet Grey Fancy BloodSevered Fifth Denied By ReignSimple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just BallsSlayer Reign in BloodStiff Little Fingers Nobody's HeroThe Toy Dolls The Album After the Last OneTigertailz WazbonesVarious Artists (Punk) Germs Of Perfection: A Tribute To Bad ReligionVarious Artists (Rock) KISS My Ass: Classic KISS RegroovedWerefox I Am Memory3.0 goodAC/DC Back In BlackTypical case of an overrated album. The four famously classic tracks are undoubtedly very good, but there isn't much to listen to beyond them. The remaining tracks veer between passable and uninspired, and may not pass muster with a more demanding rock'n'roll fan. If you're looking to get into AC/DC, forget this one and get "Highway To Hell" instead; THAT'S the real classic.AC/DC Let There Be RockAC/DC Fly On The WallAC/DC PowerageAce Frehley AnomalyAce Frehley Trouble Walkin'Ace Frehley 12 PicksAirbourne Ready To RockAirbourne No Guts. No Glory. (Special Edition)Bad Religion 30 Years LiveBeyond Pink Beyond PinkBilly Talent Watoosh!Bret Michaels Country DemosChelsea ChelseaChosen ResolutionCorpus Christi A Feast for CrowsDanger Danger Danger DangerDesign the Skyline NevaehFrank Stallone Frank StalloneFrehley's Comet Live +1Ginger Ten (Two)Green Day 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy HoursHawkwind In the BeginningIntruder Psycho SavantJoey Ramone Don't Worry About MeKISS Alive!KISS Hotter Than HellKISS Alive IIIKISS Double PlatinumKISS You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!!Peter Criss Cat #1Poison Flesh & BloodPoison Swallow This LivePoison Power To The PeoplePoison HollyweirdPoison Seven Days LiveRevenge [France] UnbankableRevenge [France] Fest Of RevengeRikki Rockett Glitter 4 Your SoulThree Days Grace Three Days GraceTinariwen Imidiwan; CompanionsTRUSTcompany The Lonely Position of Neutral2.5 average12 Stones 12 Stones2nd Suicide Last Of KinAce Frehley Ace FrehleyAce Frehley Greatest Hits LiveAqua AquariumBret Michaels Freedom Of SoundFirenote FirenoteFrehley's Comet Second SightingGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to HeavenJonas Brothers It's About TimeKISS Hot in the ShadeKISS MonsterLimp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...Mastodon DemoNirvana In UteroNo One No OneEven back in the nu-metal heyday, No One were always ?just another? band of the genre. They weren't even third tier, and that shows on this album. What we have here is basically the work of a (competent) fourth-tier nu-metal band. The sound is derivative, albeit at times engaging, the anger is processed, and even the titles are fairly typical.
To do this band justice, their album starts off pretty strong. Down on Me, Chemical and It's Real are all strong nu-metal tracks, and I actually get a kick out of listening to them. But the problem here is the same that affects most hip-hop albums - there are just too many tracks, which contributes greatly to a reduction of the listener's interest. Plus, the closer we get to the end, the less interesting the tracks become, and none of them are ever a patch on the first five.
Another interesting factor in the band's sound is that every other song sounds the same. All the odd-number songs sound like Slipknot/Downthesun and all the even-numbered ones sound like System of A Down/Korn/Dope.
All in all, then, this is the definition of an average album. Not bad by any stretch of the imagination, just derivative and a tad boring. If you're curious, try downloading Down on Me, Chemical and My Release, and just consign the rest of the album to eternal oblivion.Pantera Far Beyond DrivenPapa Roach InfestPaul Stanley Live to WinPoison Crack A Smile...And More!Poison Best of Ballads & BluesPoison Poison'd!Ramones Road to RuinRust Shoot Them HigherScandal The WarriorSleep Parade Mr. IdentifySlipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)Three Days Grace Transit of VenusToxic Taste ToxificationVarious Artists Dracula 2000 OST2.0 poorAccept AcceptAlerion FledglingBlack Sheep (80s) Trouble In The StreetsBret Michaels Songs Of LifeBullfrog Bheer Bullfrog BheerDonots Better days not includedFull Devil Jacket Full Devil JacketJudas Priest TurboKISS DynastyKISS KillersKISS The Box SetKISS Jigoku-RetsudenLillian García Quiero VivirMC5 High TimeParis Hilton ParisPoison Native TongueRamones Subterranean JungleSound City Players Sound City: Real To ReelSoundtrack (Film) Alvin and The ChipmunksThe Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell And BackThree Days Grace Life Starts NowTinariwen Aman Iman: The Water Of LifeWicked Lester The Complete Wicked Lester Sessions1.5 very poorBig Ball Hotter than HellBret Michaels A Letter From Death RowBret Michaels Rock My WorldFM Static Critically AshamedGene Simmons Gene SimmonsGreen Day NimrodGreen Day iDOS!LOL @ how many 1 ratings this already has. Doomed from the start. Fuck you Sputnik - these guys made Dookie and American Idiot, they deserve not to be pre-judged. But no - they're not post-rock or indie, so they suck, right? God, sometimes I hate this website.KISS Crazy NightsKISS Lick It UpLips LipsMortiis Perfectly DefectPeter Criss Let Me Rock YouSamantha 7 Samantha 7Severed Fifth Nightmares By DesignTigertailz Thrill Pistol1.0 awfulBret Michaels Custom BuiltDee Dee Ramone Hop AroundGene Simmons AssholeKISS AnimalizeKISS Music from "The Elder"KISS Carnival of Souls: The Final SessionsLinkin Park ReanimationMetaL BrotherS Thunders - DemoMetallica St. AngerMilli Vanilli All Or NothingPantera Metal MagicIf you never thought you'd see a song called "Ride My Rocket" on a Pantera album, boy, do we have an album for you!
"Metal Magic" sees the Texas quartet, then led by terrible singer Terry Glaze, embark in a piss-poor brand of hard'n'heavy with shameless glam overtones. There's even an attemptive ballad with keyboards! The songs veer between the unremarkable and the god-awful, often directly ripping off KISS, an admitted influence for the Darrell brothers. Heck, "Ride My Rocket" itself rips its title off an Ace Frehley song and its music off "Detroit Rock City"! The sad part is, it doesn't get much better from there, causing this album to be almost completely worthless. The only nearly acceptable song is the title track, whose riff hints at what would come years later.
Unfortunately, there would still be two more albums of this tripe before Pantera came to their senses, switched Glaze for Phil Anselmo, and set about redefining thrash metal. Avoid.Peter Criss Out Of ControlPeter Criss One For AllSid Vicious Sid SingsSteven Seagal Songs From the Crystal CaveTantric TantricTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out Of Their ShellsVanilla Ice To the ExtremeVillage People We Want You: Very Best Of The Village PeopleWhitefoxx WhitefoxxYour Own Destroyer Demo0.5 Westlife World Of Our Own
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