fruteefly
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Last Active 11-07-11 11:03 pm
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Average Rating: 3.66
Rating Variance: 0.28
Objectivity Score: 66%
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5.0 classic
Baroness Red Album
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Damien Rice O

4.5 superb
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Cult of Luna Salvation
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Intronaut Prehistoricisms
Isis Oceanic
Mastodon Remission
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West

4.0 excellent
Alien Ant Farm ANThology
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Messengers
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning
Between the Buried and Me Colors_Live
Botch We Are the Romans
Burst Origo
Converge Jane Doe
Converge No Heroes
Cursed II
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Don Caballero What Burns Never Returns
Emery The Weak's End
Stunning musicmanship, superb lyrics and every song memorable
great indeed.
Giant Squid Metridium Fields
Isis Panopticon
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Kings of Convenience Riot on an Empty Street
Mastodon Leviathan
Matisyahu Live At Stubb's
Meshuggah obZen
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Mouth of the Architect Quietly
Muse Absolution
Mustard Plug Evildoers Beware!
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
The Aquabats The Fury of the Aquabats!
The End Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient
The End Elementary
Torche Meanderthal
I was walking through a celestial moonlight forest grove when i encountered a foe that claimed he loved stoner because it was low to mid tempo.
I socked him in the nuts and threw "Meanderthal" down at his body.
United Nations United Nations
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer Weezer
Zozobra Bird of Prey

3.5 great
Armor For Sleep What To Do When You Are Dead
Burst Prey on Life
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Century Black Ocean
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay X & Y
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Damien Rice 9
Darkest Hour Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin
Don Caballero American Don
Don Caballero Don Caballero II
Don Caballero Punkgasm
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty
In Flames Come Clarity
Interpol Antics
Interpol Our Love to Admire
Isis The Red Sea
Isis Celestial
Mad Caddies Duck and Cover
Mad Caddies Quality Soft Core
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Matisyahu Youth
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Misery Signals Mirrors
Misery Signals Controller
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Go to Sleep
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Sky Eats Airplane Everything Perfect on the Wrong Day
Sky Eats Airplane Sky Eats Airplane
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Famine The Raven and The Reaping
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips At War With The Mystics
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Let's Face It
The National Boxer
This or the Apocalypse Monuments
Monuments, a debut album and highly impressive blast into the scene it is. This or the Apocalypse, or TOTA, offering up thiers sacrifice to the altar of consumer critisizim, of are fresh out of the slaughterhouse, and an impressive rack up for sale.

With ever apparent metalcore influences, TOTA proffers a fresh spice into a fully baked scene of impressive leads, heavy, mindblazingly energetic breakdowns and innovative chops to boot. The scene break-in holds true in the bands ability. Stunning, and equally inspirational riff-dances on the high strings are repeated to powerful effect to the blasting beats of off the wall, high voltage drumming. I hate to list through the instruments performance for every review, but es-ecially here, this bass is tasty. Too often in Metalcore genre burst-into bands, the bass on album tracks is hopelessly lost in the fervor of the of albums energetic leads and vocals, but here this bass has immeasuable groove, carrying the album overtone in a non-droning and fresh direction. The album is almost rivetign as it approaches tracks such as "Memento Mori" which hold their own in giving such more depth and workability to the purpose of the album as a whole, and then just as tracks like those hold still the tumult, in all of it's glory it is reinstated by the following track. An Up-and-down in holy fervor, Monuments delivers.

BOTTOM LINE- Metalcore fans rejoice, a splendid new work has entered the midst. While not being the freshest face of the century, it's definately the freshest face of the week. Been interested in this direction musically? A great place to start, for both the audience to get into it, and a strong foothold for TOTA to make thier names known. I'm excited for what's in store.
Zozobra Harmonic Tremors

3.0 good
Alien Ant Farm TruANT
Between the Buried and Me The Anatomy Of
Botch American Nervoso
Coldplay Parachutes
DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask
Don Caballero World Class Listening Problem
Don Caballero For Respect
Genghis Tron Cloak of Love
Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
It Prevails The Inspiration
Kylesa Time Will Fuse Its Worth
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Kid A
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Ugly Casanova Sharpen Your Teeth

2.5 average
Radiohead Pablo Honey
The Fight Between Frames Birth of The Bull and The Labyrinth

2.0 poor
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky

1.5 very poor
3OH!3 Want
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