Average Rating: 3.37
Rating Variance: 2.02
Objectivity Score: 72% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicDark Tranquillity Skydancer/Of Chaos And Eternal NightDark Tranquillity The GalleryDimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness TriumphantKeep of Kalessin KolossusOrdo Draconis Camera Obscura Pt. 1 The Star ChamberAvantgarde black that lacks musical masturbation. Everything is full of essence and inspiration. Masterpiece!Radiohead OK ComputerRhapsody of Fire Symphony of Enchanted LandsSepticflesh The Ophidian Wheelthe best extreme metal album in terms of composition everSepticflesh Mystic Places of DawnSepticflesh EsoptronSepticflesh A Fallen TempleSepticflesh The Great MassAfter Transcending Bizarre's brilliant avant-garde symphonic black metal, Greece strikes again with Septic Flesh that deliver absolutely brilliant epic/symphonic death. One word summarizes everything: unique!Sonata Arctica Winterheart's GuildSonata Arctica Reckoning Night4.5 superbA Forest of Stars Opportunistic Thieves of SpringBarren Earth Curse of the Red Riverbeautiful melodies, clever songwriting. An album for multiple listens.Carach Angren LammendamI m bored of bands that just wanna copy diimmu borgir, these guys here have really their own style and most of all they are very skilled composers.Carach Angren Death Came Through a Phantom ShipCradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's ThunderDimmu Borgir AbrahadabraMind is a a strange thing. It can make you see green colours as red, it is able to make you believe you are a dog and not a human. Some minds are saturated by jealousy (or by the need to say sth different) and really believe that abrahadabra is an awful album. It has so many new elements and so many brilliant melodies, that you cannot just bypass this album. Fen EpochMaybe the trippiest album ever in the history of black metalFen The Malediction FieldsExcellent atmosphere and melodies. A very emotional album, almost ideal for the genre.Ihsahn angLKalisia CybionKatatonia Night Is the New DayKlabautamann MerkurSepticflesh CommunionSigh Scenes from HellA black metal soundtrack for a japanese horror movie from the '70s. This is a real cult black metal album.Sonata Arctica The Days of GraysWhen other bands just sit in a chair and write rediculous riffs that everyone can compose, Sonata Arctica are making huge progress in their songwriting abilities and orchestration techniques. Some of the songs of this album are really huge and can stand up to great composers of our time. Theatrical, symphonic metal in its bestTodtgelichter AngstExcellent progressive black in the vein of Klabautamann, Agalloch, Enslaved , AlcestTranscending Bizarre? The Serpent's ManifoldsTranscending Bizarre? The Misanthrope's Fableeven better than their previous effort. This one is a bit more experimental but still greatVirgin Black Requiem - FortissimoVulture Industries The Malefactors Bloody RegisterA brilliant avantgarde extreme metal album. Bjornar's voice is unique and the music is clever and catchy. Songwriting here is outstanding.4.0 excellentAgalloch Marrow of the SpiritArtefact RuinsA nice mixture of Keep of Kalessin and Code. Mature compositions, very good BM vocals, technical performance.Blackfield Welcome To My DNAGhost (SWE) Opus EponymousIgorrr Nostrilthis is the definition of a 'what the fuck!' albumKerbenok O''Kerbenok is a Black Metal Band from Germany.Their songs represent the real spirit of nature.''. This is a quote from the band's Last.fm page and I reckon it depicts accurately the songs and the atmosphere of ''O''. Complex song-structures and weird songwriting enriched by female vocals, flute and vibraphone result in an abundance of moods and a unique sound. The sound of the clean or grungy guitars and the layers between the different guitar sounds are ideal.Leprous Tall Poppy SyndromeLudicra The TenantA very good black metal album with a post-metal and progressive touch. If you are into this genre, try Todtgelichter or Klabautamann.Muse The Resistanceok this is not typical Muse but it is brilliant. They had the guts to do sth different instead of being highly commercial. The blend between classical and rock is astonishing!!Omnium Gatherum New World ShadowsOranssi Pazuzu Muukalainen PuhuuShade Empire Zero NexusThe Gathering The West PoleThey were really good composers, they are back practicing their talent once again...beautiful songs, beautiful sounds, beautiful atmosphere. I don't care about AnnekeTranscending Bizarre? The Four ScissorsWinterhorde UnderwatermoonThis was a surprise! It can easily enter the great symphonic BM league where Carach Angren, Mirrorthrone, Septic Flesh and Transcending Bizarre belong to3.5 greatDer Weg Einer Freiheit Der Weg Einer FreiheitDream Theater Black Clouds & Silver LiningsNightfall Astron Black and the Thirty TyrantsVery good come back from the greek melodic deathsters. I would expect more perversion in their tracks, Efthimis was quite good at doing this in their first two albums.3.0 goodBlack Sun Aeon RoutaDornenreich FlammentriebeEnslaved VertebraeMar De Grises Streams InwardsSepticflesh Revolution DNASepticflesh Sumerian DaemonsSolefald Norron LivskunstThis is nice but that's it. Sth is seriously missing. For very good avantgarde black I would prefer the latest albums from Vulture industries or Transcending BizarreYakuza Of Seismic Consequence2.5 averageMitochondrion ParasignosisThe Ocean HeliocentricWoe Quietly, UndramaticallyWolves in the Throne Room Two HuntersWolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars2.0 poorKylesa Spiral Shadow1.5 very poorAlcest Écailles de LuneThe first tracks are ok, the rest are only fillersAmesoeurs Amesoeursthese kind of happy tunes are not for metal. Or at least they sound completely gay when combined with screaming vocals. Also here the songwriting is dead absentChildren of Bodom Relentless Reckless ForeverCradle of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus AversaThis album is very close to being awful. Cradle of Filth present nothing new and the compositions are worse than ever. If you remove the keyboards from this album, you'll get ''Thornography''. I believe ''Darkly..'' is the worst album from CoF so far...Deathspell Omega ParacletusI agree with Passname 100%. This album received tons of praising reviews since it was released a month ago or so. Personally I found it quite boring. There is no balance between descent songwriting and experimentation. The band seems to emphasize on playing different but completely forgets that music is not a race of innovation but a race of musical composition and songwriting. Here we have atonal riffs, then again more weird atonal riffs, then again atonal riffs and then maybe some descent riffs or descent bizarre melodies. For me, this is the perfect example of hype. Once some people praise an album, the others follow and the hype is created. No tune,riff or melody can stick to the listener's ear apart from minor exceptions (i.e. the last track )Divine Heresy Bringer of PlaguesElysion Silent Scream1.0 awfulAmon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder Godsweden has stopped producing new music the last 10 years. Amon amarth play the same easy-to-compose music that most of swedish bands play. In general, it is mainstream, commercial metal. It is awful compositions for 15 year-old listenersAmon Amarth Surtur RisingI have to update this sound off due to the gentle reactions by some people here. Initial post: not again! Instead of spending tons of money in promoting these mediocre guys, give the money to Japanese earthquake victims!
update: 1) Amon Amarth use extremely common chord progressions and their performance is average. Their sound is not original since bands like At The Gates have played exactly the same things 15 years ago. But their lyrics were not epic.
2) Amon Amarth used to play the same mediocre things lots of years ago but suddenly their label spent tons of money in order to promote these guys. ...And suddenly a miracle happened, everyone started listening to these guys. They are the perfect example of hype and brainwashing. Their ads were everywhere, in myspace, in terrorizer, in zero tolerance, everywhere, And all of a sudden, everyone liked them even though they played the exact same things in their old albums (when they were unknown).
Your taste is not based on your actual taste, it is based on the label's campaign. You can not judge, thus you like everything that they serve you
3) If this album was released by a band from Panama, everyone would say it is cheesy as hell and lacks originality.
I am ready for lots of F words nowAstarte DemonizedDarkspace Dark Space IIIDimension Zero He Who Shall Not Bleedi m bored of these 'at the gates' wannabies. A lot of pretentious lyrics, easy to compose riffs, same bullshit that i have heard millions of times from sweden. Swedish are not bored creating same albums the last 10 years (with minor exceptions)??.If their members didnt participate in some other famous bands, no label would sign them.Gris Il Etait une Foret...Inactive Messiah Be my drugLacuna Coil Shallow LifeLinkin Park XeroNachtmystium Assassins: Black Meddle Pt.1This album is very overrated. I have seen a big promotion behind Nachtmystium and some reviews saying that this is modern american black metal.I am a fan of all kinds of black metal but this album is so awful and poor in ideas that it makes you wonder why some labels and magazine promote it so much. Better have your ears as judges, than some others that say to you what is good and what is bad.Portal SwarthAwful is not enough for this shit.I can write this kind of music while i pissSwallow the Sun Plague Of Butterfliesi dont know a lot about composition but these tracks in this album are really easy to compose. They are just major, minor melodies that resemble elevator music. really overrated and terrible album...Trinacria Travel Now Journey InfinitelyVirus (NO) The Agent That Shapes The DesertI think only Rhapsody of Fire played the same things in 143 albums. Virus did it in 3 albums so far. Totally dissapointing
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