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5.0 classic
A Lot Like Birds No Place
No Place is an amazing album, filled with songwriting that bends and weaves in
peculiar ways, but still presents itself as a coherent body of work. It is instrumentally
sound and the production is solid. The lyrics are also very poetic. No Place is a
must listen for anyone who wants to hear something that is a little more unique.
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Gatling Beforemath
Infectious Organisms Human Experience
Human Experience is an absolutely fantastic hip-hop album that is criminally underrated. It quite possibly one of my favourite listens of all time. The LP is chalk-full of intellectual and emotional lyricism accompanied by incredibly fitting and atmospheric instrumental backdrops performed by a live band. Neither the MCs nor the band steal the show and operate as a unit almost flawlessly. The line up is similar to that of the Roots, but the execution is much different. A must-have for any fan of music.
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
The Sound of Animals Fighting The Ocean and the Sun
I received The Ocean and The Sun for Christmas the year it came out. I thought this album was going to be make-or-break for the band. The songs didn?t really click with me at first as they came off as quite boring and just plodded along weird and unlistenable ideas. However, when I started to listen more to what was going on, It slowly became one of my favorite albums of all time. The Ocean And The Sun is a stupendous and intriguing album. It boasts many different vocal styles, a plethora of moods and emotions, an amazing instrumental delivery, and is quite a cut above the rest lyrically.

4.5 superb
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
Amarionette [US] Amarionette
Previously, on their 4-track EP, Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways, Amarionette showed us that they were a band capable of writing catchy post-hardcore tunes and that they had the potential to become something great, with a singer that did his best (albeit slightly overbearing) Claudio Sanchez impression throughout the release. On their 2013 self-titled album, you can tell Amarionette put a lot of work into this record, with the instrumentation being much more technical and calculated and still retaining their catchy factor. The vocalist finds his own voice, and works better as a unit with the band while still having his stand-out moments. Amarionette is a criminally underrated record that deserves to be heard and loved by more fans of Coheed & Cambria or Dance Gavin Dance.
American Football American Football
Antoine Dufour Existence
Arsis A Celebration of Guilt
Beloved Failure On
Buckethead The Dragons Of Eden
Buckethead The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
Buckethead Giant Robot
Burial Untrue
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Corelia Nostalgia
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
the MM LP is infamous for being one of the darkest mainstream hip hop albums lyrically in its generation. Eminem rarely missteps here, with the flow, production choices, lyrics, and humor being almost always top notch. The skits and constant profanity can wear on the listener near the end of album, but that doesn't stop it from being the hip-hop landmark that it has become.
fordirelifesake Dance.Pretend.Forget.Defend
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Hail the Sun Elephantitis
Elephantitis is a fantastic 5 song EP for post-hardcore. Every song boasts complex
instrumentals and well performed vocals by the drummer, who shines in both departments just
as much as the flashy guitar work does. Every song on here is amazing except for "Dead
Messages". While it is still an incredibly solid track, it just comes off as a tad
forgettable when placed with the other 4 gems. Overall, Elephantitis is an essential buy for
any post-hardcore fan.
Hail the Sun Wake
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Reasonable Doubt is the essential Jay-Z album. He is at his best lyrically. "Dead Presidents
II" and "Brooklyn's Finest" are two of the strongest tracks I've heard from the MC, and
possibly a couple of the strongest tracks in the big pool of 90s hip-hop. The consistent
series of quality cuts and the nostalgic old-school production make Reasonable Doubt deserve
this 4.5 rating.
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
This is easily Timberlake's best release so far. Sporting darker, more atmospheric cuts like "Tunnel Vision" and "Don't Hold the Wall", and tracks on the poppier side like "Suit and Tie" and "That Girl". This is probably one of the most epic "pop" albums I've ever had the pleasure of listening to.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Nas Illmatic
Illmatic is a classic hip-hop album that many (including myself) consider essential listening for any fan of the genre. Chalk-full of excellent story-telling and aggressive flow, there really isn't a bad or even mediocre song to be found on here. The laid-back production compliments what Nas was trying to accomplish almost perfectly. Long story short, Illmatic is a must-listen.
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Niechec Smierc w miekkim futerku
Periphery Periphery
I'm not sure who will agree with me here. But this is one of the sexiest metal albums I've heard in awhile. While it seems to be a mixture of other bands sounds, it is still a sound that hasn't been heard before (At least to my knowledge). Kudos to these guys.
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
On Supporting Caste, Propagandhi really push the boundries with punk music. There is lots of shredding and moments of technical prowess on this record. However, at the same time, it is still a lot of fun to listen to and some of the songs are pretty catchy.
Protest the Hero Volition
Hanson just because you didn't like something 5 years later doesn't make it the universal
opinion. I still like their older albums as much as I did when I first heard them.

Anyways, the new pth album is great minus a few dumb lyrical choices. It's a lot more catchy
and memorable, and chalk full of sweet top tier riffage. Adler's performance is top-notch
and supports the rest of this prog metal outfit near-flawlessly.
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Production-wise, this album basically suceeds in everything Yeezus was trying to accomplishes, and outshines it in nearly every department, including the lyrical side of it. With MCs Killer Mike and El-P providing a variety of top-notch lyrical content and stellar flow, Run The Jewels is one of my favourite 2013 hip-hop albums.
Rx Bandits Mandala
This is an amazing progressive rock record. There really isn't a bad track on here and each one has something different to bring to the table. This is my favorite RX record.
Saosin Translating the Name
Tera Melos Tera Melos
The Sound of Animals Fighting We Must Become the Change We Want to See
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
TTNG 13.0.0.0.0
A beautiful record that expands on the bombastic yet relaxed feel of Animals and also successfully experiments with various electronics. The interlude-esque tracks on this release are also top-notch. Definitely an improvement from the already awesome debut record. 13.0.0.0.0 is a must-get this year.
Twista Kamikaze
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire

4.0 excellent
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
Action Bronson Dr. Lecter
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
This album takes the intensity of Deathcore but keeps it interesting with the breakneck paces and melodic guitar playing. The songs are very well written but there are a few too many breakdowns in my opinion.
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
An Endless Sporadic Ameliorate
Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Arsis We Are the Nightmare
Arsis Unwelcome
Arsonists Get All the Girls Motherland
Art By Numbers Reticence: The Musical
August Burns Red Constellations
This isn't the most original piece of all time... But Constellations is probably one of my favorite metalcore records alongside Stages and Controller. They really improve their sound from Messengers. In my opinion, Messengers had way too many breakdowns. Constellations, however, is more creative and is their best record to date.
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore
This 2013 August Burns Red album sports improved production and the similar high energy
performances that are always expected with this particular metalcore outfit. It employs just
the right amount of experimentation that doesn't sound as forced as a few of the moments on
Leveler. The only downside with this album is that the songs still occasionally blur
together, which seems to be a recurring problem. Aside from that, this album is still worth
hearing immediately.
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
BADBADNOTGOOD BBNG2
Despite occasionally being repetitive, BBNG2 is a refreshing listen that includes covers of popular hip-hop songs and a selection of original compositions. The musicians display a lot of talent throughout it's runtime (see "DMZ"). The production is also very clear, with each piece of the trio having their noise heard equally. Recommended for fans of jazz, hip-hop, and math rock.
Baths Cerulean
Baths Obsidian
Baths is the pseudonym for Will Wiesenfield's electronic solo project. Rewinding to 2010, he
presented us with his debut piece known as Cerulean. Wiesenfield's debut displayed
itself as a carefree record that was as enthusiastic as it was ambitious. The glitchy and
stutter-laden feel of Cerulean, combined with its scattered falsetto vocals and
overall optimistic feel, was something unique-sounding to me, as someone who is relatively
new to this field of sonic exploration. This year, with his sophomore release,
Obsidian, his style has taken a drastic turn towards a darker side of electronic
music, I'd almost describe it as similar to Burial's 2007 record Untrue, except
noticeably more vocal driven. It's arguably even more vocal-driven than Cerulean,
which mostly works out for the better than for the worse. This is one of my favourite
records from 2013 so far.
Behemoth Evangelion
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Buckethead In Search Of The - Volume 1: 'I'
Buckethead Shadows Between The Sky
Buckethead Bucketheadland
Buckethead Colma
Buckethead Population Override
Buckethead Racks
Buckethead It's Alive
Buckethead began his "Pikes" album series in 2011 and has released a barrage of entries over
the past couple years. It's safe to say that It's Alive allows this enormous body of
work to start off on a strong note. While it contains a couple typical heavier tracks that
hardcore Buckethead fans would possibly deem as generic or by-the-numbers for his standard,
the album seems pretty inspired as a whole. The fun and energetic riffs, healthy doses of
experimentation, and numerous noteworthy moments make the overall experience a memorable
one.
Carta Immense Constantly Repeating
Constantly Repeating is an incredibly fresh-sounding post-hardcore release that contains incredibly well-done industrial and electronic segments. There are excellent vocals with tasteful instrumentation that seems to always fit the mood of the song. The production could be a little better, but everything else here is top-notch.
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
CHON Demo 2008
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Closure in Moscow Pink Lemonade
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Converge Axe to Fall
Counterparts Prophets
Cynic Traced in Air
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Danny Brown Old
Deafheaven Sunbather
This must be one of the most emotional and bombastic albums I've heard this year. Sunbather is quite the beast of an album with multiple 10+ minute tracks. There is quite a lot of variety here with equal doses black metal, post-rock, and shoegaze. With blasts galore and a good ear for melody, I'd recommend Sunbather to any metal fan looking for something a little fresh.
Demigodz KILLmatic
While we've heard of a lot of this kind of stuff before from these guys, Apathy- fronted hip-hop group Demigodz put out an album that doesn't really have a bad track, and all the MCs are on top of their game.
Destiny Potato Lun
Divinity The Singularity
Elitist Reshape Reason
Elitist have replaced their vocalist for a second time and dropped one of their guitarists,
thus becoming a 4-piece group. The music of Reshape | Reason falls somewhere in between the
metalcore sound of Caves and the djent influence on Earth. Fortunately, Elitist manages to
take the best of both avenues and compile it into an extremely hard-hitting slab of
metalcore.
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo Tree of Tongues
Frank Ocean Channel Orange
Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo
Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon
Gatling Hen In A Pumpkin
Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids
Giraffes? Giraffes! More Skin With Milk-Mouth
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
He Is Legend I Am Hollywood
I Am Hollywood is an earnest post-hardcore album that rocks really hard. It's apparent that the group is incredibly talented with tight instrumental work and a solid vocalist that pulls out catchy melodies and doesn't sound overly feminine or anything. Some of the tracks are better than others but it's overall an awesome listen.
I Am Abomination To Our Forefathers
I Am Abomination Let The Future Tell The Truth
I The Mighty Karma Never Sleeps
I The Mighty Satori
After the incredibly well-made EP Karma Never Sleeps, I the Mighty clearly put much effort
into their 2013 LP to make sure it delivered to our high expectations of them. Other than a
couple duds like "Four Letter Words", this smart 13-track album is incredibly catchy and
contains just the right amount of technicality. A definite contender for post-hardcore AOTY
Icarus the Owl Love Always, Leviathan
Icarus the Owl Icarus the Owl
In Flames Colony
Intervals A Voice Within
Isis Panopticon
Jacobi Wichita Bonez Malone
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Jay-Z's incredibly hyped up 2013 album more or less delivers what it promised, even though
it is sort of carried by everything except the MC himself. This is kind of funny considering
the amount of braggadocio in the lyrical content. Save for a handful of shoddy verses, Hov's
lyrics and flow are solid at best and mediocre at worst. However, the best parts of the
package lie in the production, and the excellent guest features from Beyonce, Timberlake,
Frank Ocean, and Nas.
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Joey Eppard Been To the Future
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Letlive. Fake History
LoveHateHero White Lies
Lower Definition The Greatest of All Lost Arts
Mac Miller Watching Movies With The Sound Off
Watching Movies With the Sound Off shows Mac Miller making huge strides in terms of the quality of his music. It is definitely a huge step up from Blue Slide Park. Tyler's production is top-notch and the verses are catchy and decently lyrical. A couple filler tracks stop this from being a classic, but it is still Mac Miller's best release to date.
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Misery Signals Controller
Miss Fortune A Spark To Believe
Monuments The Amanuensis
Nas Life Is Good
Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In Place
Painted in Exile Revitalized
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Kezia
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Rosesdead Stages
Secret Band Secret Band EP
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
Sights and Sounds Monolith
Strike Anywhere Change Is a Sound
Structures All of the Above
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Swans The Seer
T.R.A.M. Lingua Franca
Tech N9ne Something Else
Oh man, this album is straight fire. Tech is on the top of his game on nearly every song. All the songs seem like unique entities as well. There are some sweet guest spots from Kendrick Lamar, The Game, Snow Tha Product, Twisted Insane, and many others, and they all feel like they belong there too. With a couple questionable choices like including Wiz Khalifa and some strange skits. I can't really say anything else bad about this album.
Tera Melos Drugs to the Dear Youth
TesseracT Altered State
TesseracT's sophomore album is definitely much more atmospheric than their debut. Altered State is a release that took some time to grow on me and I found myself appreciating it more and more each time I listened to it. It can get a bit samey at certain points but there really isn't a bad song on here.
Thanatopsis Axiology
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Haarp Machine Disclosure
The technical prowess of this band must be commended. They've crafted this mind bending album that's chalk-full of interesting sections and musical ideas. The production on Disclosure is excellent also, with all aspects of it being clear in the mix. However, it feels a little slapped together sometimes. I'd still highly recommend Disclosure to any fan of technical metal.
The Receiving End of Sirens Between the Heart and the Synapse
The Sound of Animals Fighting Tiger and the Duke
The Speed of Sound in Seawater Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets
The Speed of Sound in Seawater First Contact
The Used In Love and Death
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Tonight Alive What Are You So Scared Of?
Tortoise Standards
TTNG Animals
Uneven Structure Februus
Vic Mensa INNANETAPE
Vinnie Paz God of the Serengeti
Viraemia Viraemia
War From A Harlots Mouth MMX
Wolves at the Gate Captors

3.5 great
3 The End is Begun
3 Inches of Blood Fire Up The Blades
A Loss For Words No Sanctuary
A Plea for Purging Depravity
A Textbook Tragedy Intimidator
Ab-Soul These Days...
Ab-Soul Control System
Action Bronson Saaab Stories
Action Bronson being Action Bronson. A major difference here is the production of Harry Fraud, providing a more relaxed backdrop most of the time compared to the music on Blue Chips or Dr. Lecter. Action is his usual carefree self, cracking sexual jokes and making food references. Most of this EP is quality and worth hearing. A few missteps, such as the cringe-worthy hook in "No Time" and a lame Wiz Khalifa feature hold this back from being up there with the amazing hip-hop releases this year. Definitely still worth any Bronson fan's time as this is incredibly solid.
Adebisi Shank This is the Album
Aerolyn Resilience
After the Burial In Dreams
After the Burial Wolves Within
After the Burial This Life Is All We Have
This is an incredibly pointless EP, just a re-recording of a few songs off their first album. Despite this not being worth your money, the music is well produced and impressive as always. This is a decent little piece of melodic metalcore that would fit well on a playlist with ATB's other work.
Akissforjersey New Bodies
New Bodies is a great and welcome return for akissforjersey. They manages to change and refine their sound (and become a little heavier) while keeping all the catchy elements of their music the fans love. The production is great and the vocals are the main selling point of this album. Some of the hooks sound similar to one another, and the album itself is nothing groundbreaking, but almost everything here will have your head bobbing.
Alaya Thrones
The vocals are here are incredibly catchy! The production can be a little unclear at times, but the instrumental performance is proficient enough to make up for that. Alaya's debut album is a nice amalgamation of genres that sounds refreshing for the most part, even though it's a blend of stuff that has been done before.
Alesana Decade
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Alive In Standby Dream Status
Dream Status is an incredibly catchy and solid album that seems to be striving to be something unique but just misses the mark by a couple inches. The soulful clean vocals are the selling point of this release, and there are some flashes of creative guitar playing as well. The rest of the album is pretty standard-fare post-hardcore, including keyboard/synth work that is limited but tasteful.
Amarionette [US] Dangerous Times and My Dangerous Ways
An Endless Sporadic An Endless Sporadic
This album may be outshined by their EP. But it is still an awesome 2009 release. There are a lot of great jams on this record.
Anberlin New Surrender
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Anthony Green Beautiful Things
Army Of The Pharaohs In Death Reborn
Arsis Starve for the Devil
As Blood Runs Black Allegiance
ASAP Rocky Long. Live. A$AP
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
B.o.B No Genre
Baptized In Blood Gutterbound
This is a really great hardcore album that has good guitar harmonies and a unique sound that also takes from classic metal along with hardcore. I plan on reviewing this soon.
Being As an Ocean Dear G-d
Big D and the Kids Table Strictly Rude
Blessthefall Awakening
Blessthefall Hollow Bodies
Another solid album from Blessthefall that is about on par with Awakening. The slight shift to a more metalcore sound is more of a sidestep than a step forward, and the song-writing can be a little samey at points, but the performances are still solid nonetheless. Interesting synth sections and guitar leads are effectively sprinkled throughout the album that place this band slightly above their countless contemporaries.
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bonobo Black Sands
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Buckethead A Real Diamond In The Rough
Buckethead In Search Of The - Volume 6: 'R'
Buckethead Enter the Chicken
Buckethead Somewhere Over the Slaughterhouse
Buckethead Kaleidoscalp
Buckethead Chicken Noodles
Buckethead Electric Tears
Buckethead Monsters & Robots
Buckethead Empty Space
Buckethead Pike 13
Pike 13 is another one of Buckethead's softer, more heartfelt outings. The album cover shows him unmasked with his father, who was apparently ill in the hospital around this time. The album shows that Buckethead is still able to create relaxing albums that can tug at your emotions. The minimalistic nature of this album really has the power to draw the listener in. The only issue with this piece is that it lacks many highlights other than Track 6, the longest piece on the record that features percussion. The rest of Pike 13, while still beautiful and performed with conviction, sort of lacks the emotional climaxes and crescendos found in classics like Colma and Electric Tears.
Buckethead Pearson's Square
Pearson's Square is one of the better entries in Buckethead's hit or miss Pikes series. The melancholy and beautiful melodies bring to mind other great Buckethead albums A Real Diamond in the Rough and Shadows Between the Sky. Unfortunately, some of the longer passages plod on, and the album itself isn't really anything new, especially for a dedicated Buckethead fan.
Childish Gambino Camp
Chiodos Illuminaudio
CHON Newborn Sun
An extremely colourful and catchy second release from the SoCal instrumental wizards. This is definitely a softer affair compared to the much heavier debut, but it still brings the heavy and the wank whilst still being pleasant to listen to. A couple interlude tracks and riffs feel a little empty andor half baked which hold this back from being truly amazing. Despite that, this is still definitely worth your time.
CHON Woohoo!
A nice little jazz-fusion EP from CHON. It's a little lighter than their previous EPs, which makes for a nice change of pace. The vocals in "Ecco" are a great touch. This release doesn't soar musically like it has the potential to, but it is still quite the engaging record that is worth your time.
Circa Survive Juturna
Circle of Contempt Entwine the Threads
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria The Last Supper: Live At Hammerstein Ballroom
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Conditions Fluorescent Youth
Dance Gavin Dance Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Dance Gavin Dance People You Knew/Perfect
This release seems to be a bit random as these two songs could have just as easily been
legitimate tracks on DBM II. People You Knew is pretty awesome, and it's nice to see Jon
Mess's lyricism have a bit more focus than usual. Perfect isn't awful by any means, but it
sounds like it would be a B-side off of a Jonny Craig solo album. I'd definitely recommend
picking up the Hot Topic edition of this (if it still exists) or simply downloading these
two tracks if you're a fan of DBM II.
Death From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Divinity Allegory
Drake Take Care
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Elitist Earth
Emarosa Relativity
Eminem Infinite
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Is MMLP2 the classic that hardcore fans have been begging for? Not quite. However, we have been graced with a slew of incredibly solid tracks that not a lot of people were expecting from the once washed-up emcee. It's unclear whether he'll even be releasing more material in the coming years. If MMLP2 is Em throwing in the towel, it would be a great note to end on.
ERRA Impulse
Evan Brewer Alone
Evan Brewer is an excellent bass player, and it really shows on this collection of compositions. There are definitely a ton of interesting ideas on the record! However, unless you are some sort of aficionado of the bass guitar, you probably won't be coming back to this that often after hearing it initially.
First Signs Of Frost Atlantic
Five Minute Ride The World Needs Convincing of All That It’s Missin
A decent slab of post-hardcore with Kurt Travis of A Lot Like Birds. The guitar interplay is catchy and technical and the music is written in a way to keep the listeners attention. However, the screams are a little amateurish and the production is a little sub par.
Foxy Shazam The Flamingo Trigger
Frank Zappa Apostrophe
From First to Last Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body...
From First to Last Aesthetic
Gatling Resonance Cascade [Demo]
Ghost Runner on Third Speak Your Dreams
Giraffes? Giraffes! Superbass!!!
Glass Cloud The Royal Thousand
Gorgone Gorgone
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
Heartist Nothing You Didn't Deserve
Here Comes the Kraken Here Comes the Kraken
Hopsin Raw
HORSE the band Desperate Living
HRVRD The Inevitable And I
I Am Abomination The Passion Of The Heist
I Am King Onehundred
Ill Scarlett All Day With It
In Fear and Faith Your World On Fire
In Flames Come Clarity
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
In Flames Whoracle
In Flames The Jester Race
In Oceans Earthwalker
J. Cole The Warm Up
J. Cole Born Sinner
J. Cole's Born Sinner is easily his best in my mind. With skilled production and lyrical prowess in songs like "Villuminati", "Rich Niggaz" and "Born Sinner", and an ear for pop hooks (see "Crooked Smile") there is definitely a lot to enjoy here. The sparing use of guest spots is nice too, seeing as lot of mainstream hip-hop releases seem to be flooded with them lately. The only issue is that nothing here really breaks the mold, and sometimes I feel like I'm just listening to some amalgamation of all the other big rappers in the game right now.
Jamies Elsewhere They Said a Storm Was Coming
Jay Rock Follow Me Home
Jay-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Jay-Z The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
John 5 The Devil Knows My Name
John 5 Songs For Sanity
Jonny Craig A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer
Jovian Carnivore
This EP shows a lot of promise, some interesting guitar interplay, catchy choruses, and solid clean vocals are the selling point here. It is only held back by being a bit sloppy at points and weak screams. I'll definitely be keeping my eyes on this young group, though.
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2
Part 2 of Timberlake's 20/20 experience is another great addition to his grandiose comeback to the music field. Catchy and epic cuts like "Amnesia" and "Cabaret" make the 2 of 2 worth coming back to for more. Unfortunately, a few duds and plodding, repetitive sections make this the lesser half of Justin's series. Ultimately, the fact that Timberlake can release this much quality material in such a short time is admirable, and I'm excited to hear what comes next.
Kanye West Yeezus
This is a really tough album to explain, Kanye basically turns away from MBDTF and goes in the opposite direction with (mostly) good results. Kanye's production skills really shine here and his rapping is decent at best and occasionally pretty laughable at worst, definitely worth the listen if you can get past all the braggadocio.
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lar Kaye EP
Leftover Crack Mediocre Generica
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Really impressive performances and catchy songwriting coupled with some of the worst production I have ever heard. I hope this album sees a re-release in the near future, it has the potential to be a classic if it wasn't marred by the terrible mix.
Life on Repeat Blacklisted
Blacklisted is a decidedly heavier affair for Life on Repeat. The riffs are fast-paced and the vocals are quite strong. The choruses here will always have you bobbing your head. While the music has taken a different direction and still maintained it's catchy-factor, Blacklisted can still feel a little bit static, with not much variety from song to song.
Lloyd King of Hearts
Lower Definition The Infinite Et Cetera
Marianas Trench Fix Me
Marianas Trench Ever After
Mastodon Leviathan
Mestis Basal Ganglia
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Misery Signals Absent Light
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Norma Jean Meridional
Okay!Okay! Dear California
Dear California is an extremely catchy post-hardcore EP that sports an incredibly soul influenced vocalist. The songs almost never let up the pace, and when they do, the softer parts are placed perfectly. The band is quite talented, and the production is quite raw but fits their style. The only issue I have is that the tracks can be a little repetitive sometimes with their verse-chorus format.
Old Man Gloom NO
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Parkway Drive Horizons
Paul Gilbert Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines
Polyphia Inspire
Here we have an incredibly fun progressive metal romp that would have benefited greatly with some vocals. It can get a little samey, and the production is a little strange, but the raw talent and ear for melody here almost completely makes up for any shortcomings on Inspire
Powerglove Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Radiohead In Rainbows
Red Handed Denial Eyes and Liquid Skies
Rings of Saturn Dingir
This new album is definitely a step-up in terms of songwriting. The music is still way too technical, over-the-top and fun as always. However, this stuff is almost TOO ridiculous for it's own good and can be a pain to listen to unless you're in the right mood and even like technical deathcore.
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Saosin Saosin
Scale the Summit The Migration
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
Shadow of the Colossus END GAME
Shadows Fall Retribution
Shai Hulud Misanthropy Pure
Sianvar Sianvar
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Sleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Squid the Whale Four More
Staged Assassination Sessions
Stolas Living Creatures
Strawberry Girls French Ghetto
This is a pretty out-of-left-field experimental/instrumental rock release that includes an ex member of Dance Gavin Dance. Some really interesting stuff going on here with solid guest features, but it just doesn't have the goods to keep my attention 100% of the time.
Strike Anywhere Iron Front
The newest record by Strike Anywhere is not one to miss. In my opinion, it is a sendback to Change Is A Sound era. The musicians talent isn't really anything to write home about. But the guys have great composition skills and managed to throw together a swell melodic punk record for the latter half of 2009.
Structures Divided By
Sublime with Rome Yours Truly
Sum 41 Half Hour Of Power
T.M. Stevens Shocka Zooloo
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's
Tech N9ne Therapy
The Air I Breathe Great Faith In Fools
The Ataris Blue Skies, Broken Hearts, Next Twelve Exits
The Battlecat Never Forget
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Black Dahlia Murder does another pretty good imitation of their other albums with their 2013 release. While this is the same tried and true style of music that we've heard from the band many times before, the music itself is still of a very high quality despite the similarities. If it ain't broke... don't fix it.
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Color Morale My Devil In Your Eyes
The Color Morale Know Hope
These guys always had the melodic edge over their labelmates on Rise Records. The clean vocals have always been top-notch and one of my favourite parts of this group. The band seems to be striving to push boundaries sometimes here and it really shows. Sadly there's a couple too many mediocre cuts to rate this much higher.
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better
this is sick. No one can do hip-hop better than the D.O.C.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Empire Shall Fall Awaken
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Game Jesus Piece
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The Isosceles Project Oblivion's Candle EP
The Kindred Ms. Mary Mallon
The Kindred Lore
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Messenger Let's Get Dangerous!
The Prize Fighter Inferno My Brother's Blood Machine
The Residents High Horses
The Rocket Summer Do You Feel
The Sound of Animals Fighting Lover, the Lord Has Left Us...
The Used The Used
The Weeknd Kiss Land
These Arms Are Snakes Tail Swallower and Dove
Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh
Trivium Shogun
Trivium Ascendancy
Twista Back to the Basics
Tyler the Creator Wolf
Uneven Structure 8 (Re-release)
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
The melodic parts of this album make it a cut above the rest of the heaps of metalcore in its time. The Common Man's Collapse has breakdowns aplenty and is by no means a perfect record. However, it's a perfect record for someone who wants to hear catchy, smart metalcore and not give a damn.
Veil of Maya [id]
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Volumes Via
Wale Ambition
Wale The Gifted
War From A Harlots Mouth In Shoals
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Within the Ruins Elite
This is a pretty fun technical metalcore (deathcore?) romp. The guitar playing is great and the drumming keeps the urgent exciting mood going most of the time. I'd perhaps recommend Elite to fans of Veil of Maya. However, the vocals can get a little monotone and the songs can get a bit samey if you listen to this all the way through.

3.0 good
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart [Re-Issue]
A Skylit Drive Adelphia
A Skylit Drive Rise
A Static Lullaby A Static Lullaby
Absu Abzu
Abzu brings the riffs for sure. There is plenty of fast paced instrumentation all over this album. The production holds this album back from sounding as heavy as it should with a real lack of bass, and the songs can be a bit samey with all of the double-kick runs. But Abzu is definitely packed to the brink with a lot of fun for any metal fan.
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
Alesana The Emptiness
Alexisonfire Crisis
All Time Low So Wrong, It's Right
Anal Cunt Picnic of Love
Anime Fire On the Wings of Hope
Anthony Green Avalon
Architects Hollow Crown
Arsonists Get All the Girls The Game Of Life
As Blood Runs Black Instinct
Assassinate The Following Massacre Of The North
August Alsina Downtown: Life Under the Gun
Alsina's EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun is insanely catchy! It's a shame a lot of it sounds the same, since he's an incredibly talented R&B vocalist. The features on here also drag the quality down a bit. Despite being derivative and unoriginal, this release is still really fun and I highly enjoyed listening to it.
AURAS Panacea
Austrian Death Machine Total Brutal
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Behemoth The Apostasy
Beneath the Massacre Dystopia
Betraying the Martyrs Breathe In Life
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits 1970-1978
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Black Sabbath 13
Blessthefall Witness
Blink-182 Blink-182
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Broadway Kingdoms
Buckethead Island of Lost Minds
Buckethead Acoustic Shards
Buckethead Albino Slug
Buckethead Day of the Robot
Buckethead It Smells Like Frogs
Buckethead 3 Foot Clearance
Carly Rae Jepsen Kiss
Champion Promises Kept
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well [Deluxe]
Chiodos Devil
This new offering from Chiodos is solid at best. While it is a little boring at times, it's packed with catchy choruses and Craig Owens shows a lot of improvement compared to the first two albums. Thomas Erak's playing leaves a little bit to be desired, but the sprinkled leads are enjoyable. Illuminaudio still retains the title of the best Chiodos album, but I feel as if there are still great things to come from this group.
Circles Infinitas
Infinitas is a beautiful, polished record crafted by talented musicians. Unfortunately, it's all fluff to me and all of the incredibly dry and compressed djent chugs run together after awhile, which makes all the songs sound a bit too similar to one another. The clean vocals are the strongest factor in this equation. Circles show a lot of potential here but just fall short of being memorable by a hair.
Clown Core Clown Core
Crown the Empire The Fallout
Cute Is What We Aim For Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch
Dayshell Dayshell
Death Cube K Disembodied
Death Cube K Tunnel
Dillon Francis Something, Something, Awesome
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Drake Nothing Was the Same
Elitist Between The Balance
I really wanted to love this EP. After hearing Reshape | Reason, and thoroughly enjoying it
since it was chock-full of awesome riffing and metal in general, Elitist's Between the
Balance comes off as a bit boring and maybe even tired. The mix muffles the drumming,
killing the music's power a little. There is also more of an emphasis on clean vocal
sections this time around, they sort of sound like slightly less boring Miss May I clean
vocal sections, and slightly less boring isn't really saying much to Elitist's credit. They
seem to have dumbed down and slowed down the frantic pace that they had on the Reshape |
Reason and Caves (and Earth to a lesser extent), ESPECIALLY during the aforementioned clean
sections. Finally, "Echo in the Room" is one of the most boring songs Elitist have released
thus far. However, with all that said, Between the Balance is still not at all bad in terms
of metalcore, and I find myself going back to "Vice Versa" every now and then, which is the
highlight of this EP. But fans of more *progressive* metal will be a bit disappointed by
the band's technical regression.
Emanuel Soundtrack to a Headrush
Emarosa Emarosa
Emeth Telesis
Eminem Recovery
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Farewell, Dreamer Adapt & Overcome
I'll start by saying that I've heard this music done hundreds of times before, and this EP can even be a bit predictable at times. However, Farewell, Dreamer have crafted a brief EP that is so fun and catchy that it can be an enjoyable ordeal for anyone who is willing to turn their brain off and listen. The clean vocals are typical but well-performed, and there are a couple impressive solos sprinkled in the mix (which I haven't seen much in this genre for awhile now).
For the Fallen Dreams Relentless
For the Fallen Dreams Changes
For the Fallen Dreams Heavy Hearts
For Today Portraits
From First to Last Heroine
From First to Last Throne to the Wolves
Funeral for a Friend Conduit
A solid album that showcases the heavier side of FFAF. The vocals are passionate and performed well, and I found myself nodding my head a lot to the music. Unfortunately, a lot of this album comes off as stripped-down b-sides of Welcome Home Armageddon. The music can be a bit bland at times and the songs seem to run together a bit sometimes. However, this is still worth a listen if you're a big fan of this band.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Hacktivist Hacktivist
Horizons It's All Worth Reaching For
I Set My Friends On Fire You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
I, the Breather Truth and Purpose
In Flames Lunar Strain
Intervals The Space Between
Isles & Glaciers The Hearts of Lonely People
Issues Black Diamonds
This EP is catchy as fuck but there is too many jun-eric jun-tastic parts. *insert cliche rant about metalcore that is in all the reviews here*
Issues Issues
Issues's self-titled release is insanely catchy, and the genre-blend is mildly refreshing, but all of the chuggy djent riffs will run together and it will be hard to remember what track you are on. However, this is definitely a step-up from the EP and I'm excited to see what these gentlemen come up with in the future.
Iwrestledabearonce Late for Nothing
Jay-Z American Gangster
This album is the definition of a mixed bag. There are some great tracks like "Ignorant Shit" and "I Know", with great flow, and really lame tracks like "American Dreamin'" and "Hello Brooklyn 2.0" (which could have done without the Lil Wayne feature). The production falters occasionally but is solid for the most part. While American Gangster isn't terrible by any means, it just sounds like Jay-Z on autopilot... Which just makes me want to listen to his better albums.
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Joe Satriani Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
Jonny Craig Find What You Love And Let It Kill You
I really wanted to love this. Jonny's voice sounds as good as it always does, which is a
plus. The fact of the matter is that the musical backdrop of Find What You Love And Let
It Kill You
is mostly sterile synth pads and boring rhythms for Jonny to do his
signature vocal runs and melismas over. It seems like he took more than a few pages from
Abel's book this time around. Nothing here is offensively bad per se, but you won't feel any
need to listen to this more than a couple times.
Just Like Vinyl Just Like Vinyl
Kansas Carry On
Kansas Somewhere to Elsewhere
Kansas The Best of Kansas
Lagwagon Live In A Dive
Lights The Listening
Lil B I'm Thraxx
I'm Thraxx is a half-decent mixtape from Lil B that has some solid flows on some tracks. There are some bad production choices here, and a handful of real duds. As a whole, it is enjoyable and good for a few laughs.
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II
Machine Gun Kelly Black Flag
MGK has never been a downright terrible rapper, and all of his releases have at least a few cuts that I find myself replaying a decent amount. Despite the fact that his rapping is almost always solid this time around, Black Flag doesn't really seem to get anything else right. From all the samey synth driven production to the weak guest spots (French Montana and Wiz), I hold Black Flag in the same regard as his releases in that it is only worth hearing to pick out a few highlight songs like "Breaking News" and "Skate Cans" .
Machine Gun Kelly Lace Up
Meek Mill Dreamchasers 3
Merzbow 1930
Miss May I Monument
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nam Le Nam Le
The songwriting on this record is good, and it is equal parts heavy and catchy. I feel myself coming back to it every now and then as well, which speaks to its replay value. Unfortunately the performance is a little too sloppy and the production is a little too rough to warrant a higher rating, but this band has the potential to be something great in the future.
Necro Death Rap
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Opeth Watershed
Paramore Riot!
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt
Pelican What We All Come To Need
Periphery Icarus
Periphery Clear
Puig Destroyer Puig Destroyer EP
As hiliarious as the premise of this EP is, I can't really get into the actual music enough to rate this much higher.
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
Pusha T's solo debut is solid, containing enough tracks of decent flow and interesting beats to warrant a few listens. However, this album can be a bit of a bore at times, and he can sound like he's just bastardizing other peoples' flow and production. "Nostalgia" is easily one of the record highlights here. Overall, this is an album I'd definitely recommend to Pusha T fans, but it didn't QUITE win me over.
Red Seas Fire Exposition
Red Seas Fire's new EP is basically an extension of what we heard before with their previous self-titled release. While nothing offensively bad happens here, you'll be hard pressed to remember anything interesting that occurred in the first two tracks, which seem like watered down versions of their previous material. "Of Motion" is the highlight of the EP, being a soft song with the clean vocals taking the main stage (it was nice to see the band trying something a little different for once). EP closer "A Life We Used to Know" is also a solid track that stands as the best heavier song here. Exposition is worth hearing if you're a big fan of this band and this scene, but I could think of a lot of more rewarding progressive metal releases to listen to instead.
Red Seas Fire Confrontation
Reflections Exi(s)t
Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't
Rick Ross Mastermind
Secrets Fragile Figures
Sepultura A-Lex
Soundtrack (Film) The Hangover
Still Remains Ceasing to Breathe
Substructure Monolith
Sum 41 Chuck
Texas in July Salt Of The Earth
The Ataris So Long, Astoria
The Ataris Welcome the Night
The Battlecat HOHW Demo [Vol. 1]
The Casualties We Are All We Have
The Intake of Glass Victims of Circumstance
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Residents Meet the Residents
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega
The Used The Ocean Of The Sky
There are a lot of interesting ideas to be found on this new EP, like the really strange noise and spoken word parts in the title track. The first two songs sound like they'd fit right at home on an earlier Used record as well. Unfortunately, Bert's voice just seems pretty shot with it sounding a little flat at times. They are showing potential to create something really great with their next album if they can develop these ideas a little more.
The Word Alive Deceiver
Trivium The Crusade
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
While She Sleeps The North Stands For Nothing
Woe, Is Me Number[s]
Wolves at the Gate Back to School
Back to School is a well-performed covers EP, containing songs from renowned Post-Hardcore bands like Thrice and Thursday. While Wolves at the Gate infuses their heavier tendencies into this release, it ends up not sounding much different from the originals. This makes the listener question Back to School's purpose, but it becomes clear that this was purely just for fun.

2.5 average
A Skylit Drive Wires...and the Concept of Breathing
AC/DC Black Ice
Arsis United in Regret
As Blood Runs Black Pre-Production Demos
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
Avenged Sevenfold Diamonds in the Rough
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Behemoth Grom
Behemoth Pandemonic Incantations
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Boys Night Out TrainWreck
Brain Drill Quantum Catastrophe
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Broadway Gentleman's Brawl
Buckethead From The Coop
Buckethead Funnel Weaver
Buckethead Pumpkin
It's really hard for me to peg an album like Pumpkin, is it just hard for me to
understand? Do I not "get" it? Or is this album just way too strange and a little boring for
almost anybody? Don't get me wrong, there is some great stuff here and Buckethead is able to
create creepy atmospheres on the record at times. This could definitely be a Death Cube K
album if there was less bafflingly weird banjo playing. But there is just too much
derivative filler that keeps me from genuinely enjoying it.
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
This isn't terrible but a lot of the songs really drag and Matt Tuck's voice gets kind of annoying at times. However, it contains some good guitar solos and "The Last Fight" is an enjoyable track. Other than that, nothing really special to be found here.
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Chickenfoot Chickenfoot
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Cinematic Sunrise A Coloring Story Book And A Long-Playing
Confide All Is Calm
Confide's fan-funded album All Is Calm is definitely a step up from their 2010 album
Recover (which was a pretty generic affair). The band tries a few different things, throw in
a couple well-placed electronic parts, but a lot of it just comes off as Sempiternal rip-
offs doused in Risecore. You'll be trying hard to remember anything you heard after all of
the breakdowns and BMTH posturing. Joel Piper has a few catchy clean spots on the album, but
his vocals are way too processed to properly appreciate his efforts. This isn't really
worth listening to unless you're a huge fan of this genre.
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance (Instrumental Demos)
While it's interesting to see the groundwork of Dance Gavin Dance's self titled album, the demo sounds pretty sloppy a lot of the time and just makes me want to listen to the finished record, which is much more polished. However, this is worth a listen for curiosity's sake if you are a big fan of the band like myself.
Dead by April Dead by April
Death From Above 1979 Romance Bloody Romance
Dr. Acula The Social Event Of The Century
Drake Thank Me Later
Dustin Kensrue Please Come Home
Emarosa This is Your Way Out
Emmure Speaker of the Dead
Enemy Noise No Control, No Parade
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
For the Fallen Dreams Back Burner
For Today Prevailer
A pretty harmless jesus-loving metalcore romp with a bunch of bass drops and scattered melodic riffs. Nothing really stuck in my head after listening to it but nothing overly offensive happens in its (probably for the best) short length.
From First to Last From First to Last
Ghostface Killah Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City
Hatebreed Supremacy
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
Hiigarrah Lucidity Vs. Obscurity
In Fear and Faith Imperial
Justin Bieber Believe
Kendrick Lamar C4
It's interesting to hear Kendrick's earlier mixtapes. While it shows tremendous potential, The production is pretty shoddy. Also, Kendrick sounds way more breathy than usual and still hasn't found his niche at this point, and experimented in a bunch of different styles with mixed results.
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions
Legend The Pale Horse
Like Moths to Flames When We Don't Exist
Like Moths to Flames An Eye For An Eye
Like their debut, An Eye For An Eye has some moments where you might find yourself bobbing your head, or listening to the occasional catchy clean chorus. However, this is almost an exact carbon copy of said first album and an extremely generic and usually boring affair that sounds like a second rate Memphis May Fire.
Lil Wayne The Dedication
Machine Gun Kelly Rage Pack
Make Me Famous It's Now or Never
Meek Mill Dreams and Nightmares
MellowHype Numbers
Monuments We Are the Foundation
Motionless in White Creatures
My Chemical Romance Danger Days...
MyChildren MyBride Unbreakable
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
Nirvana Sliver: The Best of the Box
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Powerglove Total Pwnage
Queen Greatest Hits Three
Scarlett O'Hara Lost In Existence
Secrets The Ascent
A pretty generic metalcore/post-hardcore rise album with some notable clean singing and catchy hooks, along with some pretty boring chug-a-lug exercises. The Ascent has its occasional bright moments, but fails to at all deviate from the typical genre characteristics all these bands seem to share.
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
When listening to Feel, all you'll 'feel' is copious amounts of 'meh' and disappointment due to expecting something equally good or better after their first two decent albums. There are a couple bad songs on here but most of it is just boring, which is one of the worst crimes a band like this can commit since it is clear that they are trying to move into poppier territories.
Sonic Syndicate Love and Other Disasters
Static-X Start a War
Static-X is:
Wayne Static - lead vocals, guitars
Koichi Fukuda - guitars, keyboards
Tony Campos - bass guitars, backing vocals
Nick Oshiro - drums
Static-X is a pretty unique-sounding American metal band. I ended up mooching this album off my friend for a flash movie i was making. Then i saw i forgot to ever give it back. So hey? why not write a review for it. Well I popped into the CD player, and these were the first things I noticed:
Wayne Static - He plays some prety heavy guitar riffs that fit well with the song, and i think he does some of the effects. His vocals though, they are really bad at many points, some of his screaming/shouting in songs like "Enemy" can be good depending on your tastes, but to me a lot of the vocals in this album are really bad, and are one of the low points of this album.
Keyboards/Effects - The Keyboards/Effects are some of the things Static-X make good use of frequently in their songs. They compliment the album extremely well and are one of the things that make Static-X more unique then many of the other dime-a-dozen new bands. They are one of the high points of the album.
Drums - While the drums are nothing special, they are pretty good at setting a really heavy scene for the songs, and they always seem like they are "Building Up" to a storm, but they never do. Nick probably isn't the very best, but he seems to have fun with the album.
Bass - The Bass is pretty meh, it's hard to hear much of, and the bassist doesn't do much that is really interesting, this is another low point of the album.
Ten After Two Truth Is...
The Battlecat HOHW Demo [Vol. 2]
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
The Plot In You First Born
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Trivium In Waves
Uneven Structure 8
Van Halen Best of Volume I
War From A Harlots Mouth Transmetropolitan
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Woe, Is Me American Dream
Although this is an improvement over the bore that was Genesi[s], you still won't remember much from this EP except for the fact that it is a little faster paced than last time (and a little catchier, too). We've heard all of this before though, and the two acoustic songs at the end sound almost identical to one another. Woe, Is Me ended on a very mediocre note with American Dream.
YG My Krazy Life
Any moments of brilliance here are marred by really poor and samey production and boring songwriting. Awesome guest features from Kendrick Lamar and Drake bring My Krazy Life's stock up somewhat, and the second half of the album is way better than the first.
Zedd Clarity

2.0 poor
Abandon All Ships Malocchio
There are a few scattered clean vocal hooks later on in the album that are decently catchy, and the synths aren't overly offensive. However, this album is plagued by really bland writing. I was barely able to tell the songs apart from one another except for the horrendous "Alive", a full-out EDM track that is easily the worst on the record and perhaps that I've heard all year.
Aiden Nightmare Anatomy
Anal Cunt I Like It When You Die
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
I don't really know why I was expecting better, most of these songs sound exactly the same. From Death to Destiny is a complete chore to get through. The occasional catchy moment here and there saves this from being complete garbage, but it doesn't make up for all of the boring breakdowns and the overall phoned-in performance from the entire outfit.
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Behemoth ....From the Pagan Vastelands
Behold... The Arctopus Horrorscension
Buckethead KFC Skin Piles
Buckethead Underground Chamber
Capture the Crown Capture the Crown
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Confide Recover
Crywank Narcissist on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Down With Webster Time To Win Vol. I
whoa is me I'm so whoa is me I'm so whoa is me I'm so whoais me I'm so whoa is me I'm so whoa is me I'm so whoa
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Emarosa Corsets Are Cages
Eminem Relapse
Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows
Emmure Slave to the Game
Emmure Eternal Enemies
Diagonal-ass niggas put out the latest volume of chugging patterns. Eternal Enemies brings back some of the nu-metal sound heard in 2009's Felony. In typical Emmure fashion, there are a handful of half-decent tracks that are worth hearing, but the album is generic and uninspired for the most part. This album falls somewhere in the middle of their catalogue in terms of quality.
For the Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth
French Montana Excuse My French
The first five songs on this are absolute garbage, and all of the memorable moments that were of some quality on this LP were due to guest appearances, of which there is also way too many. There are so many posse cuts on this album that it might as well be called a compilation album, since that is what it really is. Cuts like "Gifted" and "Fuck What Happens Tonight" are actually half-decent, but the rest of the album is just boring or plain awful.
Glass Cloud Perfect War Forever
This album is an absolute snoozefest, it's filled to the brim with breakdowns and syncopated 9 string chug bits. Perfect War Forever takes everything melodic and interesting from The Royal Thousand and swaps it for a buttload of binarycore. Also, the production is pretty bad here, with the guitars being way too muddy and unclear in the mix. There are a couple good moments scattered across the EP ("Lilac" is a highlight) and some head-bobbing parts that wouldn't be out of place on a Danza album, but overall you're probably not going to remember much after listening to this.
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Green Day iDOS!
I See Stars 3D
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Lmfao Party Rock
Longshot The Distant
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Necro The Sexorcist
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nitro O.F.R.
Oceano Contagion
Simple Plan Still Not Getting Any...
Slayer World Painted Blood
Snow White's Poison Bite Drama Trough Your Stereo
Straight Reads The Line The Author
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Sum 41 Underclass Hero
Texas in July One Reality
The Acacia Strain Above/Below
The Bunny The Bear If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say...
The Human Abstract Midheaven
The Killers Sam's Town
Trinidad Jame$ Don't Be S.A.F.E.
Waka Flocka Flame DuFlocka Rant Halftime Show
Any fun and catchy moments that this mixtape contains is marred constantly by repetitive production and inconsistent guestspots, I want to rate it higher due to the sheer enthusiasm and energy, but the quality of the music won't allow it.
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]

1.5 very poor
3 Is 3 Torg::h/h
Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Body Workout
Attack Attack! (US) If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Birdman Rich Gang: All Stars
On a positive note, there's a handful of quality verses/songs on here. Busta Rhymes, Mystikal, and Ace Hood all do a decent job on the release compared to the rest of the cast. Birdman himself isn't even that bad, even though he doesn't really do much. With incredibly samey beats, and overwhelmingly bad features in abundance from Lil Wayne, Future, French Montana, Gudda, and the laughable DJ Khaled interludes. Rich Gang: All Stars really doesn't deserve a much higher rating than what I'm giving it.
Breathe Carolina It's Classy Not Classic
brokeNCYDE The Broken
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
Buckethead In Search Of The - Volume 13: 'E'
Capture the Crown Til Death
Capture the Crown Live Life
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Dr. Acula S.L.O.B.
DragonForce Valley Of The Damned (Demo)
Emmure The Complete Guide to Needlework
Emmure The Respect Issue
Etienne Sin The Paradox Divide
This is ALMOST as laughable as his debut album except everything is marginally less shitty. Perhaps his 9th album will be a 3.
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
"I've been in rap since I've been shittin in Pampers" would probably be enough to justify
this rating. But I'll go into more detail, most of the rap here is garbage, some of the
songs seem to just wildly fly around random genres on the fly, probably at Ronnie's whim.
The cheesy ballad "Keep Holding On" (Which manages to include a breakdown), slapped together
country song "Drifter" and "Bad Girls Club" (I can't even explain this one, hear it for
yourself) are probably three of the worst songs I've heard all year. A few shining moments
like the guilty fun I had listening to the opener "Champion", the pure hilarity of the
record, and some of the lead work (most notably "Born to Lead") gives FIR's sophomore
release a couple points, but not enough to recommend this to anyone.
fresh beatZ The Life Of A Scholar
This is funny but it's terribly written and produced. Almost as if it was all improvised.
fresh beatZ The Misunderstood
Green Day ¡UNO!
Green Day Oh Love
Green Day iTRE!
Gucci Mane Hard to Kill
Hard to Kill is pretty laughable. All the beats sound exactly the same more or less. Gucci is also a very inconsistent rapper. The album cover and song titles stop anyone from taking this very seriously. Its catchy parts are really the only thing here worth a second glance.
Justin Bieber My World
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Ken Snyder By Request Only
Last Days of Humanity SPLIT
Lil Wayne The Drought Is Over Pt. 4
This is one of the stupidest things I have ever heard. When he isn't mumbling off key about derivative garbage that no one cares about. He is raping the autotune program and still managing to sound shitty.
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being II
Lil Wayne, while I don't think he's out to be taken as seriously as other mainstream hip hoppers in his league, has put out some truly insipid music as of late such as the "rock" album Rebirth or that dreadful mixtape Hottest Nigga Under the Sun. However, with decent albums like Carter 2 under his belt, I always seem to be going back to check in on him every once in awhile, listening to a recent mixtape or LP from his prolific discography. I Am Not A Human Being II shows Lil Wayne at his sloppiest, which is saying a lot. After hearing a 5+ minute ballad about his dick, the rest of the album is the typical trash "rap" probably done better on his thousand mixtapes. A definite contender for worst mainstream hip-hop record this year.
Simple Plan No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls
Skrillex Make It Bun Dem After Hours
Snow White's Poison Bite The Story Of Kristy Killings
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
The Bunny The Bear The Stomach for It
This band is creative in all the wrong ways. The songs are never generic, and can even be compelling occasionally, but they just didn't write anything on this album that I'd want to hear again. Couple that downright terrible production (incredibly muffled production) and you get the definition of a failed experiment.
The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon
Waking the Cadaver Beyond Cops, Beyond God
Waking the Cadaver Real-Life Death
Improving ever so slightly from their sophomore release, Beyond Cops. Beyond God. Waking the Cadaver deliver with another album chalk-full of awful pig squeals, breakdowns, and rehashed death metal riffs. The drumming has probably improved the most here since the last release, even though the snare drum sounds awful. This is probably the most listenable release they have ever put out, which really isn't saying much.
will.i.am #Willpower
For starters, I really don't know why I decided to review this album. Browsing the internet, I saw that this collection of compositions was being critically panned all over the place. After I acquired the album in a completely legal fashion without the use of The Pirate Bay, I began to listen to this album and realized I should have just trusted the reception I previously witnessed. After a pleasant and acceptable intro, #willpower mainly deteriorates into a lame collection of hit-single attempts and poor song composition that unfortunately overshadows any of the talent found on the record.
William Control Hate Culture
William Hung Inspiration

1.0 awful
An Arrow To The Knee Getting Over Thunderdome
Anal Cunt 5643 Song
Anal Holocaust Sex Obsessed
Blood on the Dance Floor It's Hard to Be a Diamond...
You dun goof'd by listening to this album. Consequences will never be the same.
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
Blood on the Dance Floor EPIC
brokeNCYDE BC 13 EP
brokeNCYDE The Best of BrokeNCYDE
Burn Victim Demo
Burn Victim Rat King Tape
Burzum Umskiptar
Carbonized Gnawing Mandible Harvested and Disposed
Chief Keef Finally Rich
Common Universal Mind Control
Death Cab for Cutie Directions: The Plans Video Album
An album of terrible covers with terrible vocals. This is probably one of the worst death cab albums yet. "Brothers On A Hotel Bed" is such a bad piece by them. ew.
Death Cab for Cutie You Can Play These Songs With Chords
DoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in Flesh
Emmure Felony
Etienne Sin The Art of Stealing Hearts
I can't even think of anything good to say about this. Awful production, incredibly shallow
songwriting muddled with breakdowns and cringe-worthy pop sections, ego-centric effeminate
vocal wankery (in the worst way possible), the album cover, and mostly basic
instrumentation. The only value this has is that it provided me with a couple cheap laughs
at how shit it is. Like seriously, just look at that album cover and you'll have a good
idea of what the album sounds like.
Exoskeleton Plutonian Herd
Listen if you want a laugh. Then put it aside for eternity. Random scream in Death Orgasm makes the album AOTY contender IMO.
fresh beatZ Premo BeatZ EP
Grumblecunt I Piss Shit
This is pretty amazing. From the complex soundscapes to the heartfelt lyrics. This release really changed me as a person.
Just kidding it sucks lol.
Happy Days A World of Pain
Hasan Land of the Unknown
JustinRPG Linear Pair of Angles
Kevin Federline Playing with Fire
King 810 Proem
This is easily one of the worst things I've heard all year so far. King 810's EP (released by Roadrunner) is watered down nu-metal with an incredibly awkward poetry slam tacked on to the end. The aforementioned last track is the only thing worth listening to on here if you're looking for a laugh.
Lil Wayne Rebirth
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
MetaL BrotherS Thunders - Demo
Pretty much a bunch of 12 year olds messing around. There are some cheap laughs to be had out of this ("thundars!") but I can't even muster up the resolve to even give this a 1.5 due to the cut-and-paste guitar solo in "Electric Chair". I suppose this'll be something they'll regret recording in the coming years, if they stick with the whole writing music thing...
MetaL BrotherS Demo Whiskey in the Jar
Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!
Millionaires Cash Only
Nickelback The Best of Nickelback Volume 1
This is probably the most pointless release I can think of. Interchangeable Nickelback tunes clumped together without any new material.
Prussian Blue Fragment Of The Future
Satanic Destroyer Corruption
Scene Kidz Fuq-N-Es-Kay
This doesn't really need an explanation, just look this sophisticated piece of music up on youtube, have a lol, and give it the same rating that I did.
Simple Plan A Small Package for You
Simple Plan Simple Plan
Skrewdriver Hail Victory
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com
Soulja Boy iSouljaBoyTellEm
Torsofuck Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy
bree bree grrrrr *porn sample* raaaaaaaaahhhhhhhrsuch thought provoking and arousing music!
Waking the Cadaver Demo
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
Xardas Chapter I
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