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5.0 classic
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre Monde
Amesoeurs Ruines Humaines
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Burzum Burzum/Aske
Cydonia Cydonia
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
David Bowie Hunky Dory
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Die Verbannten Kinder Evas Dusk And Void Became Alive
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved Isa
Evoken Antithesis of Light
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Hypocrisy Hypocrisy
By far one of the best melodic death metal records ever released, Hypocrisy is a pure ballistic assault of punishing riffs, wicked guitar solos, beautiful keyboard melodies, perfectly executed vocals, a great variety of accessible tracks, and all around perfect musicianship at it’s best. With music and vocals that shine in influences of symphonic black metal, thrash, and brutal death metal, the album can easily be listened too by anyone who can stand harsh vocals and is highly recommended for fans of Soilwork, (old) Dimmu Borgir, (Clayman days) In Flames, Bloodbath, Opeth, and Dark Tranquility. Another thing to note about the band is their extremely controversial lyrics. Hypocrisy are definitely original in both their music and lyrical content, and have yet to release an album that hasn’t displeased me in the least.
In Flames Whoracle
In The Woods... Omnio
Isis Oceanic
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Kamelot Epica
Lurker Of Chalice Lurker Of Chalice
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black
Nokturnal Mortum Goat Horns
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Still Life
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
With this album, every single song streams with perfection as the riffs, bass lines, arabic chants, tribal drums, lyrics (regarding the story of Noah’s Ark), and vocals (both male and female) in both English and Islamic dominate the album. I also consider this the best concept album I have ever heard, along with the best death metal releases of 2004. Even the filler tracks are worth listening too on the album, along with each separate track as they go through the story of Noah and his ark, finally ending with powerful epic track The Storm Still Rages Inside, which is then followed by a calm closer ending one of the best musical experiences I have ever heard.
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Slint Spiderland
Solefald Neonism
Sonic Youth Sonic Youth
Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Tenhi Kauan
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Urfaust Verräterischer, Nichtswürdiger Geist

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle aMOTION
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Ahab Call Of The Wretched Sea
Ani DiFranco Dilate
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Basilisk A Joyless March Through The Cold-Lands
Bathory Hammerheart
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Botch We Are the Romans
Boysetsfire The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague
Burzum Det Som Engang Var
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Chumbawumba Tubthumper
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge Jane Doe
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Cradle of Filth Midian
Dark Tranquillity Exposures: In Retrospect And Denial
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
David Bowie Diamond Dogs
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Deathspell Omega Kenose
Demon Hunter The Triptych
diSEMBOWELMENT diSEMBOWELMENT
Dissection The Somberlain
dredg El Cielo
Elend Les Tenebres du Dehors
Eluveitie Ven
Eluveitie Spirit
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Emperor Scattered Ashes: Decade of Emperial Wrath
Evoken Quietus
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Garbage Garbage
Godflesh Selfless
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Grey Skies Fallen The Fate Of Angels
Grey Skies Fallen Tomorrow's In Doubt
Hypocrisy Virus
In Flames Clayman
Isis Panopticon
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Jesu Jesu
Katatonia Brave Yester Days
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Kidcrash Jokes
Korn Follow the Leader
Lacuna Coil In a Reverie
Lacuna Coil Halflife
Leviathan Tentacles of Whorror
Leviathan Howl Mockery At The Cross
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood
maudlin of the Well Bath
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
Mortifera Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera
Mushroomhead XIII
Nachtmystium Instinct: Decay
Nasum Human 2.0
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Nokturnal Mortum Lunar Poetry (Demo)
Old Man's Child Vermin
Peste Noire La Sanie des siecles - Panegyrique de la
Pitchshifter Industrial
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Queensryche Empire
Ruumisvaunut Kuollut
Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
Sigh Infidel Art
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
Sigur Ros ( )
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Solefald The Linear Scaffold
Solefald Pills Against The Ageless Ills
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Summoning Dol Guldur
System of a Down Toxicity
Tenhi Maaaet
The 3rd and the Mortal Tears Laid In Earth
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
Probably one of my favorite albums released in 2004, The Dillinger Escape Plan have created a near perfect masterpiece with their new album Miss Machine. Being the most pure definition of the popularly argued sub genre of grind and metalcore, mathcore, that I could find, the album proves that learning math in school can really be beneficial to a musician. With constant and ever changing riffs, time signatures, psychotic screeching, hardly decipherable lyrics, and pure chaos all around, this album is not for the typical listener. The only downside I could find in this album was the lack of variety amongst a lot of the heavy parts and the fact that it is rather short.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Distillers The Distillers
The Lust I Seek Serpent Scripts
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Mongrel
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Tool Lateralus
Urfaust Geist Ist Teufel
Weakling Dead as Dreams
Windir 1184
Wintersun Wintersun
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars

4.0 excellent
1000 Funerals Portrait Of A Dream
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Agalloch The Mantle
Alcest Le Secret
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
Ani DiFranco Evolve
At the Drive-In This Station Is Non-Operational
Atheist Piece of Time
Basilisk Blackened Royalty
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth, along with Nile, Bloodbath, and Hate Eternal, are my all time favorite brutal death metal bands. Having
started as a mediocre black metal band, Behemoth burst into the death metal scene, leaving a permanent mark on
the genre. Demigod is a perfect example of true brutal brutal brutal death. Every song is a nonstop onslaught
of vicious riffs with only some melodic breakdowns, and brutal, demonic roars from guitarist/ vocalist Nergal. The
only downsides to the album are the vocals in the fact that it is nearly impossible to understand anything Nergal
says even to the growl trained ear. Also, the enhanced CD music video for Conquer All came to me as a
disappointment because it is bluntly obvious that Nergal is lip sinking (which I hate when it’s done poorly). Aside
from those minor issues, Behemoth have an amazing album that is essential to any death metal collection.
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Botch American Nervoso
Boysetsfire The Day The Sun Went Out
Burzum Filosofem
Burzum Hlidskjalf
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
The irony in me owning and complementing a Children Of Bodom album lies in the fact that I used to stereotype them for bad music because of their admittingly cheesy lyrics and rather unoriginal reaper album covers. The guitar work it beyond amazing, the drumming/ blast beats fit perfectly with the music. The vocals took a bit to grow on to me, cause the idea of power metal with black metal style vocals at first sounded absurd, but actually fit quite well when you get the concept. This band truly is a symbol of near perfection for any fan of power metal, ‘good’ forms of metalcore, certain forms of black metal, and certain forms of melodic death metal.
Chimaira Chimaira
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Converge No Heroes
Converge You Fail Me
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Cynic Focus
Deathspell Omega Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Dreams Of Dying Stars Stardance
This album is beautiful. Packed with 20 minute epics of psychedelic, ambient melodies that can lull a person into a state meloncholy equillibrium... or it can bring upon an atmosphere of devastating pressure and depression. The songs have very drug out feelings that actually do not get old one bit. The only downside to any thing on this CD is the unnessecary static used in Drowning In The Sun. Not for fans with little attention or lack of appreciation for depressingly slow progression.
dredg Catch Without Arms
Emiliana Torrini Fisherman's Woman
Emperor Wrath of the Tyrant
Enslaved Below the Lights
Evanescence Anywhere But Home
Furze UTD
Godflesh Pure
Godsmack Faceless
Grey Skies Fallen Two Way Mirror
Hypocrisy Abducted
Hypocrisy The Final Chapter
Hypocrisy The Arrival
In Flames Reroute to Remain
If you ask me, all the abuse this album gets by In Flames fans is bull-crap. The album is superb in dark melody while still delivering some fast and brutal death metal riffs. Sure they made a dramatic change after Clayman, but that does not mean that they no longer make good music. If you ask me, this album is actually a lot better then some of their previous album due to it's great variety in music and song structure. There are some songs I can understand death-heads to really hate (such as Metaphor and Dawn Of A New Day), but those songs just show In Flames developing a brooder style of music in which makes them always increasingly an amazing band. ONE WORD PEOPLE, DIFFERENTUALITY.
In Flames Come Clarity
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Jack Off Jill Sexless Demons and Scars
Jesu Silver
Jesu Conqueror
Kamelot The Black Halo
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Kidcrash New Ruins
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Korn Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Korn Korn
Korn Deuce DVD
Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil
Lacuna Coil Unleashed Memories
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Leviathan The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide
Leviathan The Blind Wound
M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Mastodon Blood Mountain
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Mayhem Ordo Ad Chao
Mechina The Assembly of Tyrants
Mnemic Mechanical Spin Phenomena
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Mushroomhead XX
Nachtmystium Demise
Negura Bunget 'N Crugu Bradului
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Nokturnal Mortum Weltanschauung
Nokturnal Mortum To the Gates of Blasphemous Fire
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Morningrise
Paysage d'Hiver Kerker
Peste Noire Lorraine Rehearsal
Pixies Doolittle
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Rob Zombie Past, Present & Future
Samael Reign Of Light
Samael Era One & Lesson In Magic #1
Saosin Translating the Name
Scar Symmetry Symmetric in Design
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Six Feet Under 13
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Grand Opening and Closing
Slowdive Souvlaki
Soilwork A Predator's Portrait
Solefald In Harmonia Universali
Stolen Babies There Be Squabbles Ahead
A most unique album for the most unique of metal heads. These poppy, strange, and brilliant musicians managed to create an album of pure neurotic psychosis! Imagine Neonism era Solefald fronted by a fiesty female vocalist and playing occasional evil circus music. Stolen Babies is much like their fellow The End bands Unexpect and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, only 3x better at songwriting. Every song has powerful oddball instrument dynamics and carry unique, thick atmospheres that personally scared me at first. The frontwoman has a very powerful, scrachy scream but backs it up with an equally powerful, beautiful singing voice. This album will surely leave a mark on all who listen to it with an open mind (or not).
Strapping Young Lad City
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Summoning Oath Bound
Sunn O))) Black One
Swans Filth
System of a Down Hypnotize
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Absence From Your Grave
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Distillers Sing, Sing Death House
The Lust I Seek Ancient [EP]
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot
Tool Aenima
Torchbearer Warnaments
Twilight Twilight
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony II: Absence Of Life
This album is DARK. Set aside the fact that a lot of it is droneing death doom ambience, the album has a very dynamic and captivating feature to it, it's very moody and depressing as hell. The only downside is the song In The Mist, which is literally 16 minutes of white noise with some strange sampling. The true stand out on this album is This Dark Day, which opens us into Until Death Overtakes Me's dark world.
Vinterriket Winterschatten
Vinterriket Landschaftsmalerische Klangwelten synthe
Watain Sworn to The Dark
Xasthur / Leviathan Xasthur / Leviathan

3.5 great
Amorphis Far from the Sun
Ani DiFranco Reprieve
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Bif Naked Superbeautifulmonster
Boysetsfire Tomorrow Come Today
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Cradle of Filth Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Demon Hunter Demon Hunter
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
This is something that has left me very confused. How could an album like this be consider anything below maybe a 3.5? It has great guitar riffs, strong bass lines, great drumming and blast beats, and overall not so bad vocals. The atmosphere of the whole album has a very unique feel aswell. It is in my opinion that anyone who truly dislikes this album has not even heard it, or has and was just unable to accept the fact that this band can actually be worth a damn. Regarding my statement long past about this band being death metal was rather dumb and off, but not entirely true. Is it as good as real melodic death metal? Certainly not, but that doesn’t mean the band is bad in anyway.
Echo and The Bunnymen Songs to Learn and Sing
Emperor As the Shadows Rise
Evanescence The Open Door
Evanescence Fallen
Feist The Reminder
God Forbid IV: Constitution of Treason
Godsmack IV
Godsmack Awake
Havohej Dethrone the Son of God
Hypocrisy Into the Abyss
Hypocrisy Catch 22
Catch 22 is a departure from Hypocrisy’s normal death metal style and takes on an almost nu-metal outfit. But don’t let that make you sell this album short. Although the lyrics and song structure derive from the nu-metal genre, Hypocrisy still manage to keep their unique sound. The album was originally made for he soul purpose of releasing the band members inner anger. The album has some very catchy tunes, and is more in the lines of Soilwork’s form of melodic death metal then the dark, symphonic, and black metalish music style that Hypocrisy originally established a name for with their s/t classic 6th album.
I Shalt Become Wanderings
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
Black metal lost one of it’s greatest players when Immortal broke up not long after their 2003 release Sons Of
Northern Darkness
. Immortal, though not the most purest of black metal, deliver some punishing riffs and dark
verses in their near perfect masterpiece farewell album. With some outstanding guitar riffs, amazing drum work,
and above par vocals, the only downside to the album is the guitar tone, which gets rather repetitive after awhile. I
have yet to hear any more of Immortal, but after listening to this album, I am anxious to get another one.
In Flames Colony
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Isis Celestial
Isis Oceanic: Remixes and Reinterpretations
Jack Off Jill Clear Hearts Grey Flowers
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Kidneythieves Zerospace
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage: Remastered
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn Untouchables
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Mastodon Remission
Mnemic The Audio Injected Soul
Mushroomhead Savior Sorrow
Nachtmystium Reign of the Malicious
Neun Welten Valg EP
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Nevermore In Memory
Nevermore Enemies Of Reality
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Paysage d'Hiver Nacht
Pixies Bossanova
Porcupine Tree Warszawa
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Scarling. So Long, Scarecrow
Shadows Fall The War Within
Sigur Ros Takk...
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
The Distillers Coral Fang
The Haunted The Haunted
The Meads of Asphodel Exhuming the Grave of Yeshua
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
Tool 10,000 Days
Torchbearer Yersinia Pestis
Tristania Ashes
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony I: Deep Dark Red
Vader The Art Of War
Vader Black to the Blind

3.0 good
Atheist Elements
Bloodsimple A Cruel World
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence
CKY Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild
Coal Chamber Dark Days
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day
Demiricous One (Hellbound)
DevilDriver Devildriver
Dissection Reinkaos
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Endo Songs For The Restless
Godsmack The Other Side
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
Into Eternity The Scattering of Ashes
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Korn See You on the Other Side
Korn Issues
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Terror And Hubris
Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family
Mastodon Leviathan
I don't understand what the big hype about this band is. Sure, they are all great musicians and they make some good music, but they are not that amazing. Some of the songs on this album, such as the two singles, "Seabeast" and "Hearts Alive", but the rest to me sounds rather boring and not very dynamic at all. The guest appearence by Scott Kelly from Neurosis is a big thumbs up. Overall, I'd call this album a great addition to any metal collection, but not a major standout by any means.
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Orchid
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera
Peste Noire Folkfuck Folie
Queensryche Rage for Order
Scarling. Sweet Heart Dealer
Slipknot Slipknot
The Lust I Seek Where Shadows Grow Silent
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
Tool Undertow
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here

2.5 average
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Children of Bodom Trashed, Lost & Strungout
Coal Chamber Giving The Devil His Due
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
God Forbid Determination
Godsmack Godsmack
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Marilyn Manson Lest We Forget
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Metallica Metallica
Mudvayne Lost and Found
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nevermore Nevermore
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot 9.0: Live
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Sonic Youth Confusion Is Sex
System of a Down System of a Down
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Singles
The Spooky Kids Lunchboxes & Choklit Cows
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
Velvet Revolver Contraband

2.0 poor
Abigail Williams Legend
Arch Enemy Rare and Unreleased
Atreyu The Curse
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Immortal Battles in the North
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon
Mnemic Passenger
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Nevermore The Politics of Ecstasy
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics 2
The Haunted One Kill Wonder
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina / The Machines of God
Trivium Ember to Inferno

1.5 very poor
Aiden Rain In Hell
Aiden Nightmare Anatomy
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Fall Out Boy Take This to Your Grave
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Immortal Damned In Black
In Flames Trigger
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Korn Life Is Peachy
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary
Marilyn Manson Smells Like Children
Meshuggah I
Mudvayne The Beginning of All Things to End
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
Saosin Saosin
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
System of a Down Steal This Album!
The Dillinger Escape Plan Plagiarism
The Haunted rEVOLVEr
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
Trivium Ascendancy

1.0 awful
Atreyu The Best of Atreyu
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Hellyeah Hellyeah
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Limp Bizkit New Old Songs
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Trivium The Crusade
Xyxyxma As The Glass Shatters
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