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Last Active 12-31-69 7:00 pm
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Average Rating: 3.62
Rating Variance: 1.43
Objectivity Score: 72%
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5.0 classic
Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First
Cult of Luna Salvation
My Dying Bride Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Strapping Young Lad City
This is one of my favourite albums of all time, without a doubt the finest industrial metal album of all time, and certainly one of my favourites. This has been on constant rotation in my CD player since I first got into metal about 4 years ago..

4.5 superb
Anthrax Among the Living
One of my favourite thrash albums. ATL is chock full of awesome thrash riffage, catchy songwriting and songs that are both quite heavy and accessible at the same time. There isn't really a weak song on the album either, probably the best thing I've heard from these guys so far.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Comeback Kid Wake The Dead
Darkane Layers of Lies
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Ghoul Splatterthrash
Ah, what a fun album! A band that doesn't take theselves seriously and actually does the whole mixing grind with thrash well. Good fun to listen to in the car or when you're having beers with mates.
Isis Oceanic
While it isn't as ambient and sonically interesting as Panopticon, I really enjoy this one. The soundscapes that this band is able to create is just breathtaking!
Meshuggah I
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Well written review! This is my second favourite Metallica album, pretty obvious what the first one is going to be. The opening riff after the intro to 'Fight Fire With Fire' sounds face-rippingly fast and thrashing even today! I love ths album.
Opeth Still Life
One of my favourite metal albums, and definitely the best CD Opeth has released so far. Cmplex and brutal, yet gentle and melodic at the same time.... blending folk and metal, genius! The start of ''The Moor'' always gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
Opeth Deliverance
Absolutely amazing record.... the musicianship is topnotch, the songwriting is stellar and Akerfeldt's vocal performance is nothing short of astounding. My second favourite album behind Still Life
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
One of my favourite albums of the 90's, along with Demanufacture and Still Life. This is their defining moment really, it was the perfect blend of aggression that they used in later albums and the melody of Cowboys From Hell. Not a bad song on there
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Excellent CD, this is the album that got me listening to progressive music and pulled me out of the shithole of nu-metal and bad radio rock that I was listening to. It's a bit heavier than their other albums but at the same time has a very calm feel to it.
Sepultura Arise
Strapping Young Lad Alien
This album takes parts from SYL and City and blends into one hell of a psycotic industrial metal stomper! Strapping Young Lad are awesome.
The Butterfly Effect Begins Here

4.0 excellent
Bad Religion No Substance
A lot of people believe this is their worst album, but I personally reckon No Substance is up there with Against The Grain and The Empire Strikes First in terms of quality.
Black Flag Damaged
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
This album almost seems like Salvation pt. 2. There's a lot of idea carried over from that album to SATH. It's still quite original but I don't like the way the vocals have been nearly fully drowned out by the instruments this time around. Nevertheless a good album by a band that wipes the floor with most of these Neurosis-y type bands.
Deep Purple Machine Head
Jesu Silver
Judas Priest Painkiller
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
This album is testament to the fact that you don't need vocals to make an album work, even though there are some effects laden vx in there. A beautiful, mellow album by a talented band.
Naglfar Pariah
It's highly polished, over-the-top and probably turn away every black metal fan on Earth, but it's one of my fave black metal releases. I'd even go to say it's as good as Grand Declaration of War and 1349's stuff.
Nasum Shift
I'm no grind expert, But I have to say this beats every other grindcore album I've ever heard. And yes i have listened to Napalm Death, the rest of Nasum's discog, Frightmare, Phobia, and s tons of others.
Opeth Orchid
Being a hugely obsessive and ignorant Opeth fan, I'd have easily given every song on this album much higher scores. This is my least favourite release by Opeth, but it is still to this day ahead of most death metal bands in terms of experimentation and forward-thinking songrwiriting. It's very basic compared to other albums but still has the same captivating effect as their other albums.
Rammstein Herzeleid
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Not as good as Arise, but it's still classic thrash and better than anything that Slayer and a lot of their thrash contemporaries were able to produce at the time.
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
The Mars Volta Amputechture
a very detailed review and a bit complicated, but I agree with what is being said. My only annoyance with what is otherwise a perfect album is how the band seem to use certain sections of their songs as jam sessions, that's basically what it sounds like anyway. Frusciante's playing seem s a bit OTT at times as well. Bah what the hell it's a great album.....

3.5 great
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
I would have given this album a 4 or even a 5 on the strength of the first disc, The Great Debate is probably my favourite DT track and Misunderstood is an amazingly good ballad. The second disc just seems like a pile of boring pretentious crap to me..
Electric Wizard We Live
Not the hugest fan of EW, but this is my fave album closely followed by Dopethrone. I like the fact that the music is a lot more focused and straightforward, yes still sludgy and doomy. Vocals are a bit annoying though.
Kreator Extreme Aggression
Pennywise Full Circle
Phobia Cruel
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Probably my least favourite SYL album, but it still has very memorable moments and quirky parts that I love about the band.

3.0 good
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
Sepultura Morbid Visions
I like the very raw sound of the songs on this album, it sounds a lot more primitive than any other Sepultura release. Max's vocals are a bit annoying at times on this one, especially when he keeps doing growls after every second or third riff.

2.5 average
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Sepultura Roorback
This is a step up from Nation, but Chaos AD, Arise and Beneath The Remains it ain't. It has some interesting moments, but I just feel it's too mainstream and commercial to be considered in the same league as .... well... Sepultura.
Slipknot Iowa

2.0 poor
Raunchy Death Pop Romance
Okay, so the only other release I've got from these guys is Confucsion Bay, which isn't actually as bad , commercially ass-kissing and accessible as it may be. But this on the other hand, is just a cheap cash-in for the scene kids who want a bit of pinch harmonics, downtuned riffs and screaming/singing, call-response brainless songs a la BFMV and Atreyu.

1.5 very poor
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite

1.0 awful
Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Korn Issues
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
Megadeth Risk
Metallica St. Anger
System of a Down Hypnotize
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