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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
The man is an inspiration. Yes Andrew, I will party hard.
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Dio Holy Diver
Down NOLA
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Gunther Pleasureman
In Flames Colony
In Flames Come Clarity
In Flames Whoracle
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Kylesa Spiral Shadow
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Nonpoint Statement
P.O.D. Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
The Shizit Soundtrack For The Revolution
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Toe Tag Legendaarne
Tricky Knowle West Boy

4.8 classic
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Kauan Pirut

4.7 superb
Dagoba Post Mortem Nihil Est
These guys have raised the bar once again and delivered yet another sweet album that tops the one that came before it. Groovy extreme metal at its finest.

4.6 superb
Envy On The Coast Lowcountry
Saor Roots

4.5 superb
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alcest Shelter
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
Amenra Mass V
Amorphis Silent Waters
Anacrusis Screams and Whispers
Anthrax Among the Living
Arafel For Battles Once Fought
Audrey Fall Mitau
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Crossbreed KE 101
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Cyanotic The Medication Generation
Dagoba Poseidon
Destrage Are You Kidding Me? No.
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Dissection The Somberlain
Dope No Regrets
Down Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
Eluveitie Origins
It's fantastic, the best thing the band has ever done - and they were a damn good band already before.
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorillaz Demon Days
High on Fire Blessed Black Wings
In Every Breath Distrust
In Every Breath Awakening
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
In Mourning Shrouded Divine
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Iron Thrones The Wretched Sun
There's just something more to Iron Thrones than to almost any other new progressive (melodic) death metal act. More precisely, I'm talking about true emotion, which is in abundance on this record. While Visions of Light was a solid debut album on a technical level, it sounded too much like many other bands in the genre. The Wretched Sun sees Iron Thrones finding their own sound, which is a superb mix of death metal, progressive metal and post-metal. This is quite possibly the EP of the year for me, because I haven't found such good musicianship coupled with such burning emotion in this genre in a long time. If these guys will firmly continue on the path they have set themselves upon with this release, they are most certainly going to places.
Light Bearer Lapsus
Mechina Empyrean
No-Big-Silence Starstealer
Nocturnal Breed Fields of Rot
Nonpoint To the Pain
Nonpoint Recoil
Norther Dreams of Endless War
P.O.D. Satellite
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown
Psyclon Nine We the Fallen
Psyclon Nine [Order of the Shadow: Act I]
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Rob Zombie Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor
Rotting Christ Theogonia
Rotting Christ Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
Shade Empire Omega Arcane
Skindred Union Black
Although I've enjoyed Skindred's music for a long, long time, I can safely say I didn't expect Union Black to sound this spectacular. They're not doing anything too different from their previous works on here besides the added drum & bass influences and occasional electronics, but damn have they improved in general songwriting or what? This album is a blast and is easily the funnest record I've heard all year. If you can't enjoy the hell out of this album, you don't know how to appreciate fun metal. Fuck yeah, now I shall go to a club, any kind of club, pump this record, and spread the good vibes.
The 69 Eyes Framed in Blood - The Very Blessed of the 69 Eyes
The Shizit The Shizit
Theatre Of Tragedy Velvet Darkness They Fear
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Tricky Maxinquaye
Vision of Disorder From Bliss To Devastation
Wolfheart Winterborn
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Year of No Light Ausserwelt

4.3 superb
Vali Skogslandskap

4.2 excellent
Atoma Skylight
Avatar Hail the Apocalypse
Doom:VS Earthless
London Grammar If You Wait
The Amenta Flesh Is Heir
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li

4.1 excellent
Brother Dege Folk Songs of the American Longhair
Flourishing The Sum of All Fossils
Freakangel Let It All End
Just the fact that I can, in a long while, rep a band from Estonia makes me all giddy. These guys, with their effective industrial-electro-EBM-rock sound, are going places.
In Vain Mantra
When I first heard The Latter Rain I was quite blown away. The epic nature of the album and the well-executed progressive mix of folk, melodeath and black metal was impressive to say the least. But the album sounded a bit disjointed and moments of brilliance were coupled with moments of awkwardness. With Mantra, In Vain drop the awkward parts, refine their sound, progress even further and create an album that is nothing short of superb. Besides "Wayakin" (which I myself do not mind, but its cheesy chorus and native rambling aren't too flattering either) and a terrible bonus song that is found on some version of Mantra, this album is an amazing metal record from start to finish. Well recommended to everyone looking for epic song structures, great riffs and superb vocal performance. It seems that In Vain's own statement is becoming true: 2010 might just be the year of In Vain.
In Vain Aenigma
Soundtrack (Film) Django Unchained
The Amazing Snakeheads Amphetamine Ballads

4.0 excellent
Abhorrence Abhorrence
Agalloch The White
Alrakis Alpha Eri
Altar of Plagues/Year of no Light Split
That Altar of Plagues song is cool and all, and I like how it gets a little crazy near the end, but by god that Year of No Light's track is just spectacular. Those guys just know how to pull off the whole droney post-metal thing. This is definitely one split worth checking out by fans of dark, atmospheric metal, that's for sure.
Amorphis Skyforger
Anathema Weather Systems
Autumn Leaves As Night Conquers Day
Avatar Black Waltz
Banks Goddess
Barren Earth Curse of the Red River
Be Forest Earthbeat
Be'lakor The Frail Tide
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
Behemoth The Satanist
Bison B.C. Dark Ages
Black Label Society Order Of The Black
Black Label Society Sonic Brew
Black Label Society 1919 Eternal
Black Label Society Mafia
Blue Stahli Antisleep Vol. 01
Blue Stahli Blue Stahli
Book of Black Earth The Cold Testament
Butcher Jones No Gods West Ep
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
Celldweller Celldweller
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper
Children of Bodom Something Wild
CiLiCe Deranged Headtrip
Circle of Dust Brainchild
Combichrist We Love You
Crossbreed Synthetic Division
Crossbreed New Slave Nation
Csejthe Reminiscence
Dagoba What Hell Is About
Dagoba Face the Colossus
Danko Jones Below The Belt
Danko Jones We Sweat Blood
Danko Jones Rock and Roll Is Black and Blue
Dark Age Acedia
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Dawn of Solace The Darkness
Death Grips The Money Store
Deathstars The Perfect Cult
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Decapitated Nihility
Decapitated Blood Mantra
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Dels Petals Have Fallen
Demon Hunter Extremist
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
Dio The Last in Line
Disturbed Indestructible
Down Down III: Over the Under
Drowning Pool Sinner
Earthship Iron Chest
Eluveitie Helvetios
Eluveitie Spirit
Enshine Origin
Ensiferum Victory Songs
Ensiferum From Afar
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Ensiferum Iron
Evestus This Is Dramacore
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Fear Factory Archetype
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fear Factory Obsolete
Fejd Eifur
Finntroll Nattfodd
Fleshwrought Dementia/Dyslexia
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Fractal Gates Beyond The Self
Fractured Beneath The Ashes
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
Gorod Process of a New Decline
Gwynbleidd Nostalgia
Hacksaw to the Throat Wastelands
Hail Spirit Noir Oi Magoi
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Hermano Into The Exam Room
High on Fire Death Is This Communion
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Himsa Summon In Thunder
Hypocrisy Virus
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Impious Death Domination
Impious Holy Murder Masquerade
In Flames The Jester Race
In Flames Subterranean
In Flames Clayman
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Insomnium One for Sorrow
It really seems to me that there's nothing new to be done in the genre of melodeath (besides mixing it with other genres for original results). Hence why I find it extremely positive that Insomnium's latest, while being quite honestly another Insomnium album in that it doesn't feature anything dynamically too fresh from the band's perspective, still delivers on all fronts. One For Sorrow's got plenty of lush melodies on it while also retaining the aggression aspect of death metal. It's also generally uptempo, but doesn't sacrifice the atmospherically melancholic facet that Insomnium is known for because of it. At present, One For Sorrow is (probably) the best melodeath album I've heard this year. If there's any better out there, don't be shy to recommend away.
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Isole Born from Shadows
jakeL The Black Sea
K3M 53cK5d11N [eMerGe-n-EvoLve]
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Kawir Isotheos
Kent Tigerdrottningen
Kokomo Kokomo
Korn Greatest Hits Vol. 1
Lamb of God Resolution
Latitudes Agonist
Lo-Pan Salvador
Loss Despond
Lunarsea Hundred Light Years
Malefice Dawn Of Reprisal
Manowar Kings of Metal
Mencea Pyrophoric
Metallica Metallica
Metsatoll Äio
Metsatoll Karjajuht
Mobb Deep Hell on Earth
Monster Magnet Last Patrol
Monster Magnet Powertrip
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity
Mudvayne Mudvayne
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Naildown Dreamcrusher
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nocturnal Breed Napalm Nights
Nonpoint Development
Nonpoint Miracle
Norther Death Unlimited
Norther Mirror of Madness
Norther N
Nothingface Violence
Noumena Death Walks With Me
Oak Pantheon From a Whisper
October Falls A Collapse of Faith
October Tide A Thin Shell
Orange Goblin A Eulogy for the Damned
P.O.D. Murdered Love
Pain (SWE) Psalms of Extinction
Pain (SWE) Nothing Remains the Same
Pain (SWE) Dancing with the Dead
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Papa Roach Infest
Profane Omen Beaten Into Submission
Profane Omen Destroy!
Rabbit Junk Project Nonagon
Rikets All American Death Cult
Rise Against The Black Market
Roachpowder Viejo Diablo
Rotting Christ Aealo
Yes, every song on here is rather similar to the one that came before it, but Aealo is not the kind of album where that counts as a negative. This is folky, high-octane Greek war/melodic black metal - in other words, this is music that makes you wish you had a gladius you could reach after to mercilessly decapitate the nearest fool who bothers you. And the music on offer here is definitely of high quality. Aealo is the type of record that gets your blood flowing and, in a live setting, makes you think you know Greek as you shout and scream along to these anthems of war in grand euphoria. It is an invigorating record that is also catchy as hell, and is a worthy successor to Theogonia, which was outstanding
Rotting Christ A Dead Poem
Rotting Christ Thy Mighty Contract
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Sakkuth From Wretched Blood
Sasquatch III
Scum of the Earth Blah, Blah, Blah, Love Songs for the New Millenium
Secrets of the Moon Seven Bells
Sentenced The Cold White Light
It really is hard to find many straightforward goth metal/rock albums better than this one. The record focuses more on the instrumental than on the atmospheric side of things, but the songwriting is great and the band fuse rockin' riffs with dark, melancholic lyrics expertly. Lyrically this is depressing stuff, but the guitar punch gives this a manly edge over its rivals. Well recommended for fans of both hard rock and goth metal (or just good music in general).
Sixstitch The Collapse Of American Dreams
Skindred Roots Rock Riot
Skindred Babylon
Skindred Kill the Power
Just like 2011's Black, Kill The Power will probably end up being the most fun guitar-driven record of the year.
Soulfly Dark Ages
Spineshank Self Destructive Pattern
Stereomud Perfect Self
Subscribe Sanity Has Left the Building
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
Swordmaster Moribund Transgoria
Sybreed God Is an Automaton
Sybreed Antares
Sylosis The Supreme Oppressor
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's
The 69 Eyes Blessed Be
The Darkness Permission to Land
The Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell And Back
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Grotesquery Tales Of The Coffin Born
The Offspring Americana
The Offspring Smash
The Roots ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
The Ruins Of Beverast Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospels of Heinrich...
The Sword Warp Riders
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Tombs Path of Totality
Unwritten Law Elva
Unwritten Law Swan
Urt IXI
Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed
Zoroaster Matador

3.9 excellent
Brother Dege How to Kill a Horse
Dark Tranquillity Construct
In Vain The Latter Rain
Kvelertak Meir
Mechina Conqueror
MiXE1 Starlit Skin
Sonora Ritual Worship the Sun

3.8 excellent
Evestus No God
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Hanging Garden At Every Door
Hord The Book Of Eliot
Kasabian 48:13
Nevesis Nevesis
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Sannhet Known Flood
Sev All These Dreams
Shadow of the Colossus END GAME

3.7 great
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Metsatoll Ulg
Shadow of the Colossus Shadow of the Colossus
Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso
The Killers Hot Fuss

3.6 great
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Finntroll Blodsvept

3.5 great
(sic)monic Somnambulist
16Volt AMERICANPORNSONGS
Ablaze My Sorrow Anger Hate and Fury
Abominable Putridity The Anomalies of Artificial Origin
Absu Abzu
Acumen Nation Psycho the Rapist
Alestorm Back Through Time
Alice Cooper Trash
Ananta In Media Res
Anthrax Worship Music
Arma Gathas Dead To This World
Asphyx Death... The Brutal Way
Austlune Austlune
Backyard Babies Backyard Babies
Before The Dawn Deathstar Rising
Before The Dawn Rise of the Phoenix
Before The Dawn Soundscape Of Silence
Before The Dawn Deadlight
Believer Gabriel
Believer Transhuman
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Black Label Society Stronger Than Death
Black Stone Cherry Black Stone Cherry
Black Sun Aeon Routa
Black Sun Aeon Blacklight Deliverance
Black Tusk Set The Dial
Blinded Colony Bedtime Prayers
Bloodsimple Red Harvest
Bomfunk Mc's Burnin' Sneakers
Byzantine Byzantine
Ceremonial Perfection Alone in the End
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Common Nobody's Smiling
Corruption Bourbon River Bank
Daath The Concealers
Daath Daath
Danko Jones Sleep is the Enemy
Danko Jones Never Too Loud
Dark Tranquillity Haven
Deathstars Termination Bliss
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Demiurg Slakthus Gamleby
Demonical Death Infernal
Descending Enter Annihilation
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
DevilDriver Beast
Diablo Eternium
Diablo Icaros
Dimension Zero He Who Shall Not Bleed
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Asylum
Divinity The Singularity
Dope Group Therapy
Dope Life
Dope Felons And Revolutionaries
Down Down IV - Part II
Earthship Exit Eden
Ektomorf What Doesn't Kill Me...
Ektomorf Redemption
Eluveitie Everything Remains As It Never Was
Eluveitie Slania
Eluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
Eminem The Eminem Show
Enthroned Sovereigns
Equilibrium Waldschrein
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Finntroll Nifelvind
Fractal Gates Altered State Of Consciousness
A more than decent debut from this progressive melodeath band from France. The atmosphere is nice n' deep, but some of the riffs could be a bit more memorable. Still the songs are well-built and have enough going for them, so they are able to stay rather interesting till the end. There is room to grow, but Altered State Of Consciousness is a great debut and a welcome prog death/melodeath album.
Best song by far: The Eclipse
Frankenbok Blood Oath
From Oceans To Autumn Oath Of Eternals
Goatwhore Carving Out The Eyes Of God
Goatwhore Blood For The Master
Goatwhore being Goatwhore on a new Goatwhore cd - who could've guessed? In any case, the album is a blast and it's tighter than its predecessor, Carving Out The Eyes Of God, too. If fun blackened death/thrash is your thing, Blood For The Master is just waiting to be acquired (by you, obviously).
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gozu Locust Season
Green Day American Idiot
Hardcore Superstar Hardcore Superstar
HateTimesNine Shadows
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
High on Fire Snakes For The Divine
Hypocrisy End of Disclosure
Hypocrisy A Taste of Extreme Divinity
Hypocrisy The Arrival
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
In Mourning Monolith
Innerfire Of Legends And Allegiance
Iron Thrones Visions of Light
Jerk When Pure is Defiled
If you have ever played Need For Speed Underground, you'll know that the game had a pretty awesome list of good-to-drive-to songs, with The Crystal Method, Rob Zombie, Overseer and BT all giving good contributions. Among others, Jerk's "Sucked In" from said game specifically stood out to me because it was a catchy as fuck, industrial tinged nu metal bomb. So, since I am a sucker for good nu metal (and good driving tunes), it is no surprise I took the time and looked up Jerk's debut, and only, album, When Pure is Defiled. When I had given it a listen, it turned out to be pretty much the way I expected it to be: simple downtuned guitars, Manson-, Ventana-, Pitchschifter-esque industrial overtones and, of course, a decent dose of angst thrown into the mix. The angst here is actually even comical at times, with golden lines such as "No one's gonna save my life when I'm drowning/ No one's gonna give a fuck when I die/ All my friends try to tell me I'm the greatest and all my friends try to tell me but my friends all lie!/", or the supreme "Piss on piss, kiss on kiss, it's a simple math". Jerk's Manson-like nu metal/industrial rock hybrid works very well as driving music and when you just want to kick back and have a few beers with your friends. It also has surprisngly solid replay value despite being as simple as it is catchy.
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Keep of Kalessin Reptilian
Keep of Kalessin Armada
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Untouchables
Kylesa Ultraviolet
Lamb of God Sacrament
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Liquido Zoomcraft
Living Sacrifice The Infinite Order
Lo-Fi Scorpio Noir
Lo-Pan Colossus
Lordi Get Heavy
Lordi The Monster Show
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Man Mountain To Call Each Thing by its Right Name
Manowar Warriors of the World
Manowar Battle Hymns
Mechina Xenon
Xenon is not as great as Empyrean, but it's a cool record regardless. Not many bands play symphonic metal like these guys do. Xenon doesn't manage to pull off the "journey" feel as well as Empyrean did, but production-wise it is a much improved record with guitars that actually have crunch to them and a sound that is bigger in scope. Unfortunately, the mix doesn't let the instruments and elements breathe and develop enough, and while the symphonic/industrial/death metal ball that is Xenon is wildly entertaining, it doesn't fulfill on the raw promise of Empyrean. Still, "Xenon", "Tartarus" and "Actaeon" are absolutely mesmeric tracks. Here's to hoping that Mechina's next album pushes the envelope even further without any setbacks.
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metsatoll IIvakivi
Very good album. Metsatoll has really progressed during the years. Their new album is a result of years of hard work and a good one it is. It has only 10 songs on it but all of those songs are at least listenable, most better than that. Its a very high-quality folk metal album and defineately worth looking into.
Metsatoll Hiiekoda
Monster Magnet Monolithic Baby!
Morbider When Darkness Returns
Mourning Lenore Loosely Bounded Infinities
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Municipal Waste Hazardous Mutation
Neuraxis Asylon
Nevesis Demo (2009)
This young little stoner rock band from Estonia really know their chops already. It's only a 3 song EP that's less than ten minutes long, but it's ten minutes of high quality dirty' rocking. Mostly known as a good live band down in Estonia, these guys, with the right amount of help and guidance from good record labels, definitely have the potential to create something amazing. If their upcoming works are anything like "700000 Years", I personally just can't wait.
Nonpoint Nonpoint
Noumena Anatomy of Life
Novembers Doom Aphotic
October Tide Tunnel of No Light
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows
Onslaught Sounds of Violence
P.O.D. Testify
Paean Livium
Pain Confessor Fearrage
Pandemonium (POL) Misanthropy
Papa Roach Getting Away with Murder
Pharrell Williams G I R L
Plasticdeity Who Am I?
Profane Omen Inherit The Void
Profane Omen Disconnected
Profane Omen Reset
Psyclon Nine Crwn Thy Frnicatr
Rabbit Junk This Life Is Where You Get Fucked
Raintime Tales from Sadness
Raintime Flies and Lies
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Mutter
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rikets Anything For The Devil
Rob Zombie The Sinister Urge
Rotting Christ Sanctus Diavolos
Rotting Christ Genesis
Sabaton The Art of War
Scum of the Earth Sleaze Freak
Scum Of The Earth`s second release is definitely not as good as their first one, but it still has it`s moments. The good songs on it are great, but here`s a little too much filler and it isn`t as original as their fist release. Regardless of that it`s still a good heavy/industrial album and worth a listen. Best songs are probably "Just Like Me", "Bombshell From Hell" and "I Am Monster"
Scum of the Earth The Devil Made Me Do It
Sentenced North From Here
Sentenced Shadows of the Past
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Shadows Fall Retribution
Shadows Fall The Art of Balance
Shotgun Messiah Violent New Breed
Skold Anomie
Skyfire Fractal EP
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Soulfallen Grave New World
Soulfly Omen
Soundgarden King Animal
Spineshank The Height of Callousness
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Sub Dub Micromachine Auferstanden!
Sugababes Angels with Dirty Faces
Sum 41 Chuck
Sybreed The Pulse of Awakening
Symbol Of Obscurity n.N.i.M.m.
The 69 Eyes Devils
The 69 Eyes Angels
The 69 Eyes Paris Kills
The 69 Eyes X
The Bug Angels and Devils
The Crystal Method Divided By Night
The Crystal Method Legion Of Boom
The Duskfall Frailty
The Duskfall Source
The Duskfall The Dying Wonders of the World
The Earth Bleeds Keepers of Values (Demo)
feels good benzum, feels good. This is one promising Ep. More people into metal need to check this out. Oh and the ones who are not - you still need to check this as it is made by our own Benzum for fucks sake. Who knows, this album might convert you.
The Earth Bleeds Beyond Your Final Hour (Demo)
the GazettE Beautiful Deformity
The Killers Direct Hits
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Offspring Greatest Hits
The Offspring Conspiracy of One
Theatre Of Tragedy Musique
Throes of Dawn The Great Fleet of Echoes
Toe Tag Kõik on Formuleerimise Küsimus
Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...
Tricky False Idols
Tricky Adrian Thaws
Tricky Angels With Dirty Faces
Turmion Katilot Hoitovirhe
Tyrant of Death Parasite
Unanimated In The Light Of Darkness
Unloco Becoming I
Unwritten Law Here's to the Mourning
V 28 VioLution
Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST
Vayden Children of our Mistakes
Ventana American Survival Guide Vol. 1
Vigilante The New Resistance: North American Special Edition
Vinterbris Solace
Woe Of Tyrants Kingdom of Might
Woe Of Tyrants Threnody
Wolfchant Embraced By Fire
Wumpscut Fuckit
Zuul FX By The Cross

3.4 great
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Arbor The Plutonian Shore
Hacride Back To Where You've Never Been
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
Neosis Neosis
Roni Size Take Kontrol
Venomin James Crowe Valley Blues

3.3 great
Argus Beyond The Martyrs
Hermodr Thrudvang
Rigid Horns Nyx (Demo)
Sounds like a short, metallized, blackened version of '90s RPG music. It's pretty cool, and the fuzzy production just adds to the nostalgic feeling it manages to create.
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Tyrant Goatgaldrakona Horns In The Dark

3.2 good
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
The Pretty Reckless Going to Hell

3.0 good
16Volt Wisdom
Ablaze My Sorrow If Emotions Still Burn
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Altar of Plagues Mammal
Anathema Distant Satellites
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anew Revolution Rise
Arkaea Years in the Darkness
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Baal Shurado
Before The Dawn Gehenna EP
This is where it began for these Finnish melodeath metallers. Gehenna EP is a solid goth metal album with unconventional, even punkish vocals from singer/guitarist Tuomas Saukkonen, and gripping, raw guitar lines accompanied by haunting synths. The band will never exhibit their goth side like in here on future releases, moving on to melodic death metal, although some of the influences still remain. Although only 6 tracks long, from which 1 is intro and 1 is an interlude, this EP is still worth looking into by anyone into gothic and/or melodic death metal. Maybe a bit short and small for purchasing matters, but worth a few listens anyway.
Best track: Not Divine as Them
Black Label Society Shot to Hell
Black Label Society Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Black Label Society Hangover Music Vol.6
Bomfunk Mc's In Stereo
Bomfunk Mc's Reverse Psychology
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
It's another straightforward, thrashy, groove based metal record with horrible lyrics...if you expected anything other from the Cavaleras at this point in their career, you obviously haven't paid attention to what Max has been doing during the last 20 years. If you hoped for anything different, you're just delusional. Shortly: on Blunt Force Trauma, Max Cavalera is again doing what he has been doing for a long while now, and although it's getting kinda silly how many similar records the combo of him and Marc Rizzo can and will just spit out, they somehow make 90% of them sound good. Oh and to Igor Cavalera: please be interesting behind the kit again, you know you can!
Chevelle La Gargola
Children of Bodom Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)
Cyanotic Transhuman 2.0
D Creation Silent Echoes
Daath The Hinderers
Dagoba Dagoba
Davidian Our Fear Is Their Force
Dead By Sunrise Out of Ashes
Death Human
Deathstars Night Electric Night
DevilDriver Head On To Heartache
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed The Sickness
Ecnephias Necrogod
Eminem Encore
Equilibrium Rekreatur
Fall Out Boy Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits
Fear Factory Transgression
Fear of Domination Call of Schizophrenia
Five Finger Death Punch The Way of the Fist
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Gardenian Soulburner
Hail of Bullets On Divine Winds
Havok Time Is Up
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion
Insomnium Ephemeral
Isis Oceanic
Kalmah 12 Gauge
All 12 Gauge really is, is an irkingly standard melodeath record, albeit executed very profoundly. The riffs are good n' catchy and the songs are just the right length, but an overall feel of repetitiveness brings the record down. Most songs melt together a bit too much, so after listening to the record, it's very hard to actually remeber a certain individual song. In the end, 12 Gauge is a good melodeath record but it's also unmemorable and repetitive. Only recommended for enthusiasts of the genre.
Keep of Kalessin Kolossus
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn Untitled
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn See You on the Other Side
Kuolemanlaakso Tulijoutsen
Lazarus A.D. Black Rivers Flow
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
I mean, you gotta give them credit for never changing. Besides, Gold Cobra has some catchy shit on it. Limp Bizkit of 2011 is still exactly like Limp Bizkit in their heyday, somewhere around the year 2000, but that's why nostalgia-loving people like me can appreciate them for what they are - a childishly salacious but, nevertheless, a fairly entertaining outfit.
Lords Of Decadence Bound To Fall
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metsatoll Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge 10218
Musica Diablo Musica Diablo
Naildown World Domination
The debut album of the new Finnish melodic death metal band Naildown. It has some very interesting twists and turns on it, lot of clean vocals, heavy riffs and quite aggressive drumming. it's not as good as their second album as on this album the band is still quite raw/inexperienced, but that's ok considering the final result which is definitely more than I would have hoped for.
Nazxul Iconoclast
Nickelback The State
Nickelback The Long Road
Nonpoint Struggle
Nonpoint Cut the Cord
P.O.D. Payable on Death
Pandemonium (POL) Hellspawn
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Papa Roach Lovehatetragedy
Polygons Rifts
Psycroptic The Inherited Repression
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Rootwater Visionism
Samael Above
Satariel White Ink: Chapter One
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
Sepultura Roots
Shattersphere Eyes Of Infliction
Skinlab The Scars Between Us
Skyfire Esoteric
Sleepstream They Flew in Censored Skies
A solid post-rock album with some moments that give hope it really takes off and transforms into something special. That never fully happens, unfortunately, but this is a decent listen regardless.
Slipknot Slipknot
SOiL Scars
Sonata Arctica The Days of Grays
Soulfly Prophecy
Soulfly Primitive
Steel Panther All You Can Eat
Sybreed Slave Design
T3chn0ph0b1a Grave New World
Taproot Plead the Fifth
The Agonist Lullabies For the Dormant Mind
The Duskfall Lifetime Supply of Guilt
The Killers Sam's Town
Theatre Of Tragedy Storm
Threat Signal Vigilance
Thyrien Hymns of the Mortals - Songs from the North
Torchbearer Death Meditations
Turmion Katilot Pirun nyrkki
Turmion Katilot Technodiktator
Twin Method The Volume Of Self
Unloco Healing
Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
War from a Harlots Mouth Voyeur
Weakened Endless Eclipse

2.9 good
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Avatar Thoughts of No Tomorrow
Dagoba Release The Fury

2.7 average
Amorphis The Beginning of Times
Iskald Nedom Og Nord

2.6 average
Skogen (SE) I Doden
The last two tracks (especially the 13-minute closer "Sleep") are both really cool, but they don't manage to salvage what is an otherwise plodding, by-the-books folk/black metal album.

2.5 average
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Apartment 26 Hallucinating
At the Gates At War with Reality
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Chevelle Vena Sera
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Clawfinger Life Will Kill You
DaisySlain A Message to Breathe
DevilDriver Devildriver
Endsight A Vicious Circle
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Floor Oblation
Ill Nino Dead New World
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Kriver Torrential
It's just your average traditional heavy metal EP. Not bad, just nondescript. "Loner's Way" is a pretty cool track, though.
Liveevil Unique Constellation
Lostprophets The Fake Sound Of Progress
Metallica Reload
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nonpoint Vengeance
Old Silver Key Tales of Wanderings
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
P.O.D. When Angels and Serpents Dance
Papa Roach Metamorphosis
Periphery Periphery
Pestilence Resurrection Macabre
Seether Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights
Soulfly Conquer
The 69 Eyes Back In Blood
The Scenes Beige
It sounds like an Alternative record. Any Alternative record.
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Throwdown Intolerance
U2 Songs of Innocence
Vayden Vayden
Viral Millennium Vomitosis
Witchbreed Heretic Rapture
Zemial Nykta

2.4 average
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
Ego Fall duguilang
It starts off like it's going to be a total blast but slowly and surely sinks into ethnic weirdness, weak songwriting and off-putting balladry. At least the first half of the album has some ridiculously catchy metalcore songs.
Elis Griefshire
It's not awful or anything, just really really really really really average female-fronted melodic metal. Absolutely nothing stands out.

2.3 average
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 2

2.2 poor
Mudvayne The New Game
SOiL Picture Perfect

2.0 poor
Atrum Tempestas Neant
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Black Stone Cherry Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Black Stone Cherry Folklore and Superstition
Crossbreed .01
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
Drowning Pool Drowning Pool
Glasvegas Glasvegas
Ill Nino Enigma
Leviathan (GER) The Aeons Torn
At times, there are some really pretty folky melodies to be heard here, but the production is most horribly flat, the vocals are cringe-worthy and the whole thing is way too cheesy. An ear for melody can't save an album if everything else is sub-par.
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Norther Circle Regenerated
Papa Roach ...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach
Parquet Courts Sunbathing Animal
Reptilian Death The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence
Rob Zombie Educated Horses
Satyricon Now, Diabolical
Now, Diabolical starts off awesome as both the title track and "K.I.N.G." are excellent black 'n' roll songs, but what follows is 5 straight-to-dvd versions of the first two tracks and a closer that does its best to end the album on a more "epic" note, but doesn't achieve its goal. It's not horrible by any means, but the first two tracks are the only ones I'd include in any playlist.
Sepultura A-Lex
Sev Back Rider
Skalmold Baldur
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Texas Hippie Coalition Peacemaker
Then Falls Caesar The Dawn- EP
xDEATHSTARx We Are The Threat
Zao Awake?

1.5 very poor
Adema Adema
Ash Nu-Clear Sounds
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber
Dope American Apathy
Good Charlotte Good Morning Revival
In Flames Siren Charms
L.A. Guns Waking The Dead
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary
Nu-Nation Wake Up
P.O.D. Snuff the Punk
Reckless Love Animal Attraction
Skinlab reVolting Room
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com
Soulja Boy iSouljaBoyTellEm
Soulja boy is a boy who is hated by the most and loved by the little niggaz who still don't completely understand what music should be like. He is credited for single-handedly killing the modern hip-hop scene and is hated by countless fellow rappers. Soulja's lyrics are horrid, for example, what the fuck means "Superman that ho (whore)"??? Or the amazing:

Watch me hit my bird walk
Watch me hit my bird walk
Watch me hit my bird walk
Watch me hit my bird walk
Watch me do it
Yuha

Soulja boy must be credited though. He is a real business man. He sees very clearly that the thing he is doing is making him lots and lots of cash. All the young kids love him, all the others hate him.

The reason why this album gets a 1.5 from me is because of the sheer hilarity and the amusement Soulja offers. His videos (watch "Turn My Swag On" RIGHT NOW!!) are so incredibly lame that they just force you to laugh at least a little. The lyrics are stupid yes, but Soulja's singing is even funnier. You can probably only decipher about 20% his lyrics while the others get lost in translation. Also, the beats are not too shabby, a good rapper could have easily turned them into some fairly awesome stuff, it's just a shame that Soulja couldn't.
The Killers Day & Age
Wolfmother Wolfmother

1.0 awful
3OH!3 Want
Coldplay X & Y
I'm usually very accepting towards pop music since it's not really my taste and not my music to criticise, but this album is just god awful. The blandness and ignorance that is found on this album is just unbearable. Also to add to that, the music is just terribly boring and almost all the songs sound the same, making this almost impossible for me to listen. The singer's voice is very bland and he seems to have rather small range. The instrumentation is repetitive and all in all this album is just awful and no I don't care that I have "metal" in my username and so shouldn't you because that still doesn't make this piece of crap any better.
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits
Jonas Brothers A Little Bit Longer
Panic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.
Tokio Hotel Scream
nevermind, this is just awful, possibly like no other
Wolfmother Dimensions
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