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Average Rating: 3.51
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5.0 classic
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Cynic Traced in Air
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Jeff Buckley Grace
Metallica Ride the Lightning
While many hold Metallica's Master of Puppets album to be the pinnacle of their career, I am of the firm opinion that Ride the Lighting deserves that distinguished honor. In fact, this album is one of the greatest in the thrash metal genre. This album contains many of Metallica's classics, including "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Fade to Black," "Creeping Death," and the magnificent instrumental "Call of Ktulu." All members are proficient at what they do - and yes, I mean Lars too. Even though he isn't the most technical drummer, he manages to keep things held together firmly. This album sucks you in from the very beginning with the first note of the acoustic intro to "Fight Fire With Fire," and doesn't let go until the album concludes.
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Mudvayne has managed to create something beautiful here. This CD showcases their songwriting abilities with in your face metal songs like Dig and Under My Skin to haunting melodies like Cradle and Nothing to Gein. Ryan Martinie really shines through with easily the best bass playing to grace the nu-metal scene and other genres. Though that doesn't mean the others don't shine through. Matt provides many interesting fills and beats, and Greg manages to make some quality riffs despite the bass-driven sound. Chad Gray's vocals shine through as well, showing off some versatility with his screaming and singing. His lyrics touch many different subjects as well besides the typical "Screw you!" focus of others in his genre. The point is, this is an album well worth looking at, despite the nu-metal tag its been given.
Opeth Damnation
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Seatbelts Cowboy Bebop OST

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
Architects Ruin
Arsis A Diamond for Disease
Astronautalis This Is Our Science
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution A Call To Arms
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Brand New Daisy
Burst Lazarus Bird
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Death Individual Thought Patterns
DJ Shadow The Private Press
Faith No More Angel Dust
Gorod Leading Vision
In Flames Clayman
In Flames Whoracle
Into Eternity Buried in Oblivion
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Killadelphia
Mastodon Leviathan
Memento Beginnings
It is hard to say all the good things this band does. Excellent musicianship all around, and they're fronted by a powerful vocalist. Their songs convey a lot of emotion, from the guitar solos to the haunting vocals, and to the strings and piano that are used sparingly throughout the album. Excellent songwriting as well, whether it's the heavier songs like "Nothing Sacred," the acoustic songs such as "Begginnings," or the hauntingly beautiful songs such as "Stare," Memento manages to keep things interesting. This is evident on the album's closer, the thirteen-minute epic, "Figure 8" which contains acoustic guitars, piano, guitar solos, and even a cello solo and they manage to fit all of that together so well you won't realize the song you're listening to is nearly thirteen minutes long
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica S&M
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Protest the Hero Kezia
Rx Bandits Mandala
Shadows Fall The Art of Balance
Sigur Ros ( )
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Sublime Sublime
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
The Who Who's Next
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice Live At The House Of Blues
Tool Aenima
Trophy Scars Bad Luck

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Architects Hollow Crown
Arsis A Celebration of Guilt
Astronautalis Pomegranate
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Brand New Deja Entendu
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Burst Origo
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Chimaira Chimaira
Clutch Robot Hive/Exodus
Clutch From Beale Street to Oblivion
Clutch Strange Cousins From The West
Cog The New Normal
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Cynic Focus
Death Human
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter The Triptych
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Fellsilent The Hidden Words
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Hurt Volume 1
In Flames Colony
In Flames Come Clarity
Into Eternity The Scattering of Ashes
Iron Maiden Edward the Great
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
Kamelot Epica
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Lamb of God Sacrament
Mammal The Majority
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon have truly done it. The follow-up to the acclaimed Leviathan is a truly wonderful album. The musicianship is great and the songwriting is superb. The album even has a slight progressive feel to it, which is clearly evident in the song "Siberian Divide." It may not be a perfect album, but there is something here every listener will enjoy. Suggested tracks: "The Wolf is Loose," "Sleeping Giant," "Capillarian Crest," and "This Mortal Soil."
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Meshuggah obZen
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Watershed
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Propagandhi Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
Protest the Hero Fortress
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Rise Against Revolutions Per Minute
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
RJD2 Deadringer
Rush Moving Pictures
Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
Sigur Ros Takk...
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Skyfire Timeless Departure
Skyfire Spectral
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Who Tommy
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Beggars
Tool Lateralus
Tool 10,000 Days
Tricky Maxinquaye
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire

3.5 great
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
36 Crazyfists Rest Inside the Flames
AC/DC Back in Black
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
All That Remains Overcome
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Becoming The Archetype The Physics Of Fire
Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Clutch Pure Rock Fury
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Indestructible
Dustin Kensrue Please Come Home
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Fear Factory Obsolete
Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gorillaz Demon Days
Hurt Vol. II
In Flames The Jester Race
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
Isis Oceanic
Isis Panopticon
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Wrath
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Mastodon Remission
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Metallica Metallica
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Ghost Reveries
P.O.D. Payable on Death
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Powerglove Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man
Propagandhi Potemkin City Limits
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Sarah Fimm White Birds
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
Scar Symmetry Symmetric In Design
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Shadows Fall Of One Blood
Shadows Fall The War Within
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Sonata Arctica For the Sake of Revenge
Strung Out Blackhawks Over Los Angeles
Tenacious D Tenacious D
The Absence Riders of the Plague
The Faceless Akeldama
The Gaslight Anthem Sink or Swim
The Offspring Smash
Threat Signal Under Reprisal
Tool Undertow
Trivium Ascendancy
Unearth The March
United Nations United Nations

3.0 good
36 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers
Alice in Chains Dirt
Anterior This Age of Silence
Arsis United in Regret
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Between the Buried and Me The Anatomy Of
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Bloodsimple A Cruel World
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Children of Bodom Trashed, Lost & Strungout
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Clutch The Elephant Riders
Clutch Transnational Speedway League
Cog Sharing Space
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Disciple (USA-TN) Scars Remain
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Head Automatica Decadence
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Machine Head The Blackening
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Metallica Garage Inc.
Norma Jean Redeemer
Powerglove Total Pwnage
Protest the Hero A Calculated Use of Sound
Quo Vadis Defiant Imagination
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Sanctity Road to Bloodshed
Savatage The Hall of the Mountain King
Sepultura Arise
Sepultura Roots
Skillet Collide
Skillet Comatose
Soundtrack Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film.
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
The Absence From Your Grave
The Agony Scene The Darkest Red
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Fratellis Costello Music
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Offspring Greatest Hits
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Tool Opiate
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse

2.5 average
Arsis We Are the Nightmare
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chimaira Resurrection
Converge Jane Doe
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Disturbed Believe
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Metallica Load
Mudvayne The Beginning of All Things to End
Mudvayne By the People, For the People
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
P.O.D. Satellite
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Skillet Alien Youth
System of a Down Mezmerize
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace One-X
Thrice Identity Crisis
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages
Trivium Shogun

2.0 poor
After The Burial Rareform
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Evans Blue The Melody...
Machine Head Hellalive
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Reload
Mudvayne The New Game
Nickelback The Long Road
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Scars on Broadway Scars on Broadway
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Human Abstract Midheaven
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Trivium The Crusade

1.5 very poor
Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence
Machine Head The Burning Red
Machine Head Supercharger
Metallica The Unnamed Feeling
Nickelback Silver Side Up

1.0 awful
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Metallica Some Kind of Monster
My Chemical Romance Life on the Murder Scene
Nickelback Dark Horse
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