Average Rating: 3.51
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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAgalloch The MantleAndrew W.K. I Get WetThe man is an inspiration. Yes Andrew, I will party hard.Be'lakor Stone's ReachBlack Sabbath Heaven and HellDio Holy DiverDown NOLAEdge of Sanity CrimsonGunther PleasuremanIn Flames ColonyIn Flames Come ClarityIn Flames WhoracleKvelertak KvelertakMudvayne L.D. 50Nonpoint StatementP.O.D. Greatest Hits: The Atlantic YearsRosetta A Determinism of MoralityRosetta The Galilean SatellitesThe Shizit Soundtrack For The RevolutionThere Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark BrightToe Tag LegendaarneTricky Knowle West Boy4.8 classicDissection Storm of the Light's BaneKauan Pirut4.7 superbDagoba Post Mortem Nihil EstThese 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 superbEnvy On The Coast LowcountrySaor Roots4.5 superbAgalloch Ashes Against the GrainAltar of Plagues White TombAmenra Mass VAmorphis Silent WatersAnacrusis Screams and WhispersAnthrax Among the LivingArafel For Battles Once FoughtAudrey Fall MitauChildren of Bodom Hate Crew DeathrollChildren of Bodom HatebreederCrossbreed KE 101Cult of Luna Eternal KingdomCyanotic The Medication GenerationDagoba PoseidonDevilDriver The Last Kind WordsDevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's HandDissection The SomberlainDope No RegretsDown Down II: A Bustle in Your HedgerowEluveitie OriginsIt's fantastic, the best thing the band has ever done - and they were a damn good band already before.Gojira L'Enfant SauvageGorillaz Demon DaysHigh on Fire Blessed Black WingsIn Flames Reroute to RemainIn Flames Soundtrack to Your EscapeIn Mourning Shrouded DivineInsomnium Above the Weeping WorldInsomnium Shadows of the Dying SunIron Thrones The Wretched SunThere'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.Kylesa Spiral ShadowLight Bearer LapsusMechina EmpyreanNo-Big-Silence StarstealerNocturnal Breed Fields of RotNonpoint To the PainNonpoint RecoilNorther Dreams of Endless WarP.O.D. SatelliteP.O.D. Fundamental Elements of SouthtownPsyclon Nine We the FallenPsyclon Nine [Order of the Shadow: Act I]Red Hot Chili Peppers CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers By the WayRotting Christ TheogoniaRotting Christ Kata Ton Demona EaftouShade Empire Omega ArcaneSkindred Union BlackAlthough 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 EyesThe Shizit The ShizitToxic Holocaust Conjure and CommandVision of Disorder From Bliss To DevastationWolfheart WinterbornWoods of Desolation Torn Beyond ReasonYear of No Light Ausserwelt4.3 superbVali Skogslandskap4.2 excellentAtoma SkylightAvatar Hail the ApocalypseDoom:VS EarthlessLondon Grammar If You WaitMetsatoll KarjajuhtThe Amenta Flesh Is HeirThe Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li4.1 excellentBrother Dege Folk Songs of the American LonghairFlourishing The Sum of All FossilsFreakangel Let It All EndJust 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 MantraWhen 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 AenigmaSoundtrack (Film) Django UnchainedThe Amazing Snakeheads Amphetamine Ballads4.0 excellentAbhorrence AbhorrenceAgalloch The WhiteAlcest ShelterAlrakis Alpha EriAltar of Plagues/Year of no Light SplitThat 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 SkyforgerAnathema Weather SystemsAutumn Leaves As Night Conquers DayAvatar Black WaltzBarren Earth Curse of the Red RiverBe Forest EarthbeatBe'lakor The Frail TideBe'lakor Of Breath and BoneBehemoth The SatanistBison B.C. Dark AgesBlack Label Society Order Of The BlackBlack Label Society Sonic BrewBlack Label Society 1919 EternalBlue Stahli Antisleep Vol. 01Blue Stahli Blue StahliBook of Black Earth The Cold TestamentButcher Jones No Gods West EpCaladan Brood Echoes Of BattleCelldweller CelldwellerChevelle Sci-Fi CrimesChevelle Hats Off to the BullChevelle Wonder What's NextChildren of Bodom Follow The ReaperChildren of Bodom Something WildCiLiCe Deranged HeadtripCircle of Dust BrainchildCombichrist We Love YouCrossbreed Synthetic DivisionCrossbreed New Slave NationCsejthe ReminiscenceDagoba What Hell Is AboutDagoba Face the ColossusDanko Jones Below The BeltDanko Jones We Sweat BloodDanko Jones Rock and Roll Is Black and BlueDark Age AcediaDark Tranquillity FictionDawn of Solace The DarknessDecapitated Carnival Is ForeverDecapitated Winds of CreationDecapitated NihilityDeftones Diamond EyesDemon Hunter ExtremistDestrage Are You Kidding Me? No.Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & CursedDio The Last in LineDisturbed IndestructibleDown Down III: Over the UnderDrowning Pool SinnerEarthship Iron ChestEluveitie HelvetiosEluveitie SpiritEnshine OriginEnsiferum Victory SongsEnsiferum From AfarEnsiferum EnsiferumEnsiferum IronEvestus This Is DramacoreFear Factory DemanufactureFear Factory ArchetypeFear Factory MechanizeFear Factory ObsoleteFejd EifurFinntroll NattfoddFleshwrought Dementia/DyslexiaFoo Fighters Wasting LightFractal Gates Beyond The SelfFractured Beneath The AshesGhost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines UsGorod Process of a New DeclineGwynbleidd NostalgiaHacksaw to the Throat WastelandsHail Spirit Noir Oi MagoiHeaven and Hell The Devil You KnowHermano Into The Exam RoomHigh on Fire Death Is This CommunionHigh on Fire De Vermis MysteriisHimsa Summon In ThunderHypocrisy VirusImmolation Majesty and DecayImpious Death DominationImpious Holy Murder MasqueradeIn Every Breath DistrustIn Every Breath AwakeningIn Flames The Jester RaceIn Flames SubterraneanIn Flames ClaymanIn Mourning The Weight of OceansIncubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.Insomnium One for SorrowIt 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 DownIsole Born from ShadowsjakeL The Black SeaK3M 53cK5d11N [eMerGe-n-EvoLve]Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone DownKawir IsotheosKent TigerdrottningenKokomo KokomoKorn Greatest Hits Vol. 1Lamb of God ResolutionLatitudes AgonistLo-Pan SalvadorLo-Pan ColossusLoss DespondLunarsea Hundred Light YearsMalefice Dawn Of ReprisalManowar Kings of MetalMencea PyrophoricMetallica MetallicaMetsatoll ÄioMobb Deep Hell on EarthMonster Magnet Last PatrolMonster Magnet PowertripMonster Magnet Dopes to InfinityMudvayne MudvayneMudvayne The End of All Things to ComeNaildown DreamcrusherNickelback Silver Side UpNocturnal Breed Napalm NightsNonpoint DevelopmentNonpoint MiracleNorther Death UnlimitedNorther Mirror of MadnessNorther NNothingface ViolenceNoumena Death Walks With MeOak Pantheon From a WhisperOctober Falls A Collapse of FaithOctober Tide A Thin ShellOrange Goblin A Eulogy for the DamnedP.O.D. Murdered LovePain (SWE) Psalms of ExtinctionPain (SWE) Nothing Remains the SamePain (SWE) Dancing with the DeadPantera Cowboys from HellPapa Roach InfestProfane Omen Beaten Into SubmissionProfane Omen Destroy!Rabbit Junk Project NonagonRikets All American Death CultRise Against The Black MarketRoachpowder Viejo DiabloRob Zombie Venomous Rat Regeneration VendorRotting Christ AealoYes, 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 outstandingRotting Christ A Dead PoemRoyal Blood Royal BloodSakkuth From Wretched BloodSasquatch IIIScum of the Earth Blah, Blah, Blah, Love Songs for the New MilleniumSecrets of the Moon Seven BellsSentenced The Cold White LightIt 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 DreamsSkindred Roots Rock RiotSkindred BabylonSkindred Kill the PowerJust like 2011's Black, Kill The Power will probably end up being the most fun guitar-driven record of the year.Soulfly Dark AgesSpineshank Self Destructive PatternStereomud Perfect SelfSubscribe Sanity Has Left the BuildingSummoning Old Mornings DawnSwordmaster Moribund TransgoriaSybreed God Is an AutomatonSybreed AntaresSylosis The Supreme OppressorSylosis Conclusion of an AgeTech N9ne All 6's and 7'sThe 69 Eyes Blessed BeThe Darkness Permission to LandThe Darkness One Way Ticket To Hell And BackThe Faceless Planetary DualityThe Grotesquery Tales Of The Coffin BornThe Offspring AmericanaThe Offspring SmashThe Roots ...And Then You Shoot Your CousinThe Ruins Of Beverast Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospels of Heinrich...The Sword Warp RidersThirty Seconds to Mars This Is WarTombs Path of TotalityUnwritten Law ElvaUnwritten Law SwanUrt IXIVision of Disorder The Cursed Remain CursedZoroaster Matador3.9 excellentBrother Dege How to Kill a HorseDark Tranquillity ConstructIn Vain The Latter RainKvelertak MeirMechina ConquerorMiXE1 Starlit SkinSonora Ritual Worship the Sun3.8 excellentEvestus No GodGojira From Mars to SiriusHanging Garden At Every DoorHord The Book Of EliotKasabian 48:13Nevesis NevesisRosetta The AnaestheteSannhet Known FloodSev All These DreamsShadow of the Colossus END GAME3.7 greatDevilDriver Winter KillsMetsatoll UlgShadow of the Colossus Shadow of the ColossusSylvan Esso Sylvan EssoThe Killers Hot Fuss3.6 greatDevilDriver Pray for VillainsFinntroll Blodsvept3.5 great(sic)monic Somnambulist16Volt AMERICANPORNSONGSAblaze My Sorrow Anger Hate and FuryAbominable Putridity The Anomalies of Artificial OriginAbsu AbzuAcumen Nation Psycho the RapistAlestorm Back Through TimeAlice Cooper TrashAnanta In Media ResAnthrax Worship MusicArma Gathas Dead To This WorldAsphyx Death... The Brutal WayAustlune AustluneBackyard Babies Backyard BabiesBefore The Dawn Deathstar RisingBefore The Dawn Rise of the PhoenixBefore The Dawn Soundscape Of SilenceBefore The Dawn DeadlightBeliever GabrielBeliever TranshumanBilly Talent Dead SilenceBlack Label Society Stronger Than DeathBlack Stone Cherry Black Stone CherryBlack Sun Aeon RoutaBlack Sun Aeon Blacklight DeliveranceBlack Tusk Set The DialBlinded Colony Bedtime PrayersBloodsimple Red HarvestBomfunk Mc's Burnin' SneakersByzantine ByzantineCeremonial Perfection Alone in the EndChildren of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?Children of Bodom Halo of BloodCorruption Bourbon River BankDaath The ConcealersDaath DaathDanko Jones Sleep is the EnemyDanko Jones Never Too LoudDark Tranquillity HavenDeathstars Termination BlissDeep Purple Perfect StrangersDemiurg Slakthus GamlebyDemonical Death InfernalDescending Enter AnnihilationDevil Sold His Soul A Fragile HopeDevilDriver BeastDiablo EterniumDiablo IcarosDimension Zero He Who Shall Not BleedDisturbed BelieveDisturbed AsylumDivinity The SingularityDope Group TherapyDope LifeDope Felons And RevolutionariesDown Down IV - Part IIEarthship Exit EdenEktomorf What Doesn't Kill Me...Ektomorf RedemptionEluveitie Everything Remains As It Never WasEluveitie SlaniaEluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane DominionEminem The Eminem ShowEnthroned SovereignsEquilibrium WaldschreinEvery Time I Die Ex LivesFall Out Boy Infinity on HighFalls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten WoodFinntroll NifelvindFractal Gates Altered State Of ConsciousnessA 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 EclipseFrankenbok Blood OathFrom Oceans To Autumn Oath Of EternalsGoatwhore Carving Out The Eyes Of GodGoatwhore Blood For The MasterGoatwhore 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 FleshGozu Locust SeasonGreen Day American IdiotHardcore Superstar Hardcore SuperstarHateTimesNine ShadowsHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IHigh on Fire Snakes For The DivineHypocrisy End of DisclosureHypocrisy A Taste of Extreme DivinityHypocrisy The ArrivalIn Flames A Sense of PurposeIn Flames Sounds of a Playground FadingIn Mourning MonolithInnerfire Of Legends And AllegianceIron Thrones Visions of LightJerk When Pure is DefiledIf 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 DayKeep of Kalessin ReptilianKeep of Kalessin ArmadaKorn Follow the LeaderKorn UntouchablesLamb of God SacramentLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLinkin Park MeteoraLiving Sacrifice The Infinite OrderLo-Fi Scorpio NoirLordi Get HeavyLordi The Monster ShowMachine Head Through the Ashes of EmpiresMachine Head Unto the LocustMan Mountain To Call Each Thing by its Right NameManowar Warriors of the WorldManowar Battle HymnsMechina XenonXenon 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 MagneticMetsatoll IIvakiviVery 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.Monster Magnet Monolithic Baby!Morbider When Darkness ReturnsMourning Lenore Loosely Bounded InfinitiesMudvayne Lost and FoundMunicipal Waste Hazardous MutationNeuraxis AsylonNevesis 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 NonpointNoumena Anatomy of LifeNovembers Doom AphoticOctober Tide Tunnel of No LightOl' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty VersionOmnium Gatherum New World ShadowsOnslaught Sounds of ViolenceP.O.D. TestifyPaean LiviumPain Confessor FearragePandemonium (POL) MisanthropyPapa Roach Getting Away with MurderPharrell G I R LPlasticdeity Who Am I?Profane Omen Inherit The VoidProfane Omen DisconnectedProfane Omen ResetPsyclon Nine Crwn Thy FrnicatrRabbit Junk This Life Is Where You Get FuckedRaintime Tales from SadnessRaintime Flies and LiesRammstein Reise, ReiseRammstein MutterRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRed Hot Chili Peppers Mother's MilkRed Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikRikets Anything For The DevilRob Zombie The Sinister UrgeRotting Christ Sanctus DiavolosRotting Christ GenesisSabaton The Art of WarScum of the Earth Sleaze FreakScum 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 ItSentenced North From HereSentenced Shadows of the PastShadows Fall Threads of LifeShadows Fall RetributionShadows Fall The Art of BalanceShotgun Messiah Violent New BreedSkold AnomieSkyfire Fractal EPSoilwork The Panic BroadcastSoulfallen Grave New WorldSoulfly OmenSoundgarden King AnimalSpineshank The Height of CallousnessStatic-X Wisconsin Death TripSub Dub Micromachine Auferstanden!Sugababes Angels with Dirty FacesSum 41 ChuckSybreed The Pulse of AwakeningSymbol Of Obscurity n.N.i.M.m.The 69 Eyes DevilsThe 69 Eyes AngelsThe 69 Eyes Paris KillsThe 69 Eyes XThe Crystal Method Divided By NightThe Crystal Method Legion Of BoomThe Duskfall FrailtyThe Duskfall SourceThe Duskfall The Dying Wonders of the WorldThe 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 DeformityThe Killers Direct HitsThe Lonely Island IncredibadThe Offspring Greatest HitsThe Offspring Conspiracy of OneThroes of Dawn The Great Fleet of EchoesToe Tag Kõik on Formuleerimise KüsimusToxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...Tricky False IdolsTurmion Katilot HoitovirheTyrant of Death ParasiteUnanimated In The Light Of DarknessUnloco Becoming IUnwritten Law Here's to the MourningV 28 VioLutionVarious Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OSTVayden Children of our MistakesVentana American Survival Guide Vol. 1Vigilante The New Resistance: North American Special EditionVinterbris SolaceWoe Of Tyrants Kingdom of MightWoe Of Tyrants ThrenodyWolfchant Embraced By FireWumpscut FuckitZuul FX By The Cross3.4 greatAgalloch Marrow of the SpiritArbor The Plutonian ShoreHacride Back To Where You've Never BeenImmolation Kingdom of ConspiracyNeosis NeosisVenomin James Crowe Valley Blues3.3 greatArgus Beyond The MartyrsHermodr ThrudvangRigid 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.Tyrant Goatgaldrakona Horns In The Dark3.2 goodFive Finger Death Punch War Is the AnswerThe Pretty Reckless Going to Hell3.0 good16Volt WisdomAblaze My Sorrow If Emotions Still BurnAlestorm Captain Morgan's RevengeAltar of Plagues MammalAnathema Distant SatellitesAnathema We're Here Because We're HereAnew Revolution RiseArkaea Years in the DarknessAvenged Sevenfold City of EvilBaal ShuradoBefore The Dawn Gehenna EPThis 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 ThemBlack Label Society Shot to HellBomfunk Mc's In StereoBomfunk Mc's Reverse PsychologyCavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force TraumaIt'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 GargolaChildren of Bodom Holiday At Lake Bodom (15 Years Of Wasted Youth)Cyanotic Transhuman 2.0D Creation Silent EchoesDaath The HinderersDagoba DagobaDavidian Our Fear Is Their ForceDead By Sunrise Out of AshesDeath HumanDeathstars Night Electric NightDevilDriver Head On To HeartacheDevin Townsend Project AddictedDisturbed Ten Thousand FistsDisturbed The SicknessEcnephias NecrogodEminem EncoreEquilibrium RekreaturFall Out Boy Believers Never Die: Greatest HitsFear Factory TransgressionFear of Domination Call of SchizophreniaFive Finger Death Punch The Way of the FistFlyleaf FlyleafGardenian SoulburnerHail of Bullets On Divine WindsHavok Time Is UpIll Nino Revolution/RevolucionInsomnium EphemeralIsis OceanicKalmah 12 GaugeAll 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 KolossusKorn Take a Look in the MirrorKorn UntitledKorn Life Is PeachyKorn See You on the Other SideKuolemanlaakso TulijoutsenLazarus A.D. Black Rivers FlowLimp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...Limp Bizkit Significant OtherLimp Bizkit Gold CobraI 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 FallMegadeth Th1rt3enMetallica Garage Inc.Metsatoll HiiekodaMetsatoll Terast Mis Hangund Me Hinge 10218Musica Diablo Musica DiabloNaildown World DominationThe 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 IconoclastNickelback The StateNickelback The Long RoadNonpoint StruggleNonpoint Cut the CordP.O.D. Payable on DeathPandemonium (POL) HellspawnPantera Far Beyond DrivenPapa Roach LovehatetragedyPolygons RiftsPsycroptic The Inherited RepressionRiverside Anno Domini High DefinitionRootwater VisionismSamael AboveSatariel White Ink: Chapter OneScar the Martyr Scar the MartyrSepultura RootsShattersphere Eyes Of InflictionSkinlab The Scars Between UsSkyfire EsotericSleepstream They Flew in Censored SkiesA 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 SlipknotSOiL ScarsSonata Arctica The Days of GraysSoulfly ProphecySoulfly PrimitiveSteel Panther All You Can EatSybreed Slave DesignT3chn0ph0b1a Grave New WorldTaproot Plead the FifthThe Agonist Lullabies For the Dormant MindThe Duskfall Lifetime Supply of GuiltThe Killers Sam's TownThreat Signal VigilanceThyrien Hymns of the Mortals - Songs from the NorthTorchbearer Death MeditationsTurmion Katilot Pirun nyrkkiTurmion Katilot TechnodiktatorTwin Method The Volume Of SelfUnloco HealingVolbeat Beyond Hell/Above HeavenWar From A Harlots Mouth VoyeurWeakened Endless Eclipse2.9 goodAlice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereAvatar Thoughts of No TomorrowDagoba Release The Fury2.7 averageAmorphis The Beginning of TimesIskald Nedom Og Nord2.6 averageSkogen (SE) I DodenThe 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 averageAlestorm Black Sails at MidnightApartment 26 HallucinatingBullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireBullet for My Valentine The PoisonChevelle Vena SeraChildren of Bodom Relentless Reckless ForeverChildren of Bodom BlooddrunkClawfinger Life Will Kill YouDaisySlain A Message to BreatheDevilDriver DevildriverEndsight A Vicious CircleFall Out Boy From Under the Cork TreeFloor OblationIll Nino Dead New WorldKillswitch Engage Killswitch Engage IIKriver TorrentialIt's just your average traditional heavy metal EP. Not bad, just nondescript. "Loner's Way" is a pretty cool track, though.Liveevil Unique ConstellationLostprophets The Fake Sound Of ProgressMetallica ReloadNickelback All the Right ReasonsNonpoint VengeanceOmnium Gatherum BeyondP.O.D. When Angels and Serpents DancePapa Roach MetamorphosisPeriphery PeripheryPestilence Resurrection MacabreSeether Finding Beauty in Negative SpacesSkindred Shark Bites And Dog FightsSoulfly ConquerThe 69 Eyes Back In BloodThe Scenes BeigeIt sounds like an Alternative record. Any Alternative record.Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful LieThrowdown IntoleranceVayden VaydenViral Millennium VomitosisWitchbreed Heretic RaptureZemial Nykta2.4 averageDark Tranquillity We Are the VoidEgo Fall duguilangIt 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 GriefshireIt's not awful or anything, just really really really really really average female-fronted melodic metal. Absolutely nothing stands out.2.3 averageRob Zombie Hellbilly DeluxeRob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 22.2 poorMudvayne The New GameSOiL Picture Perfect2.0 poorAtrum Tempestas NeantAvenged Sevenfold Avenged SevenfoldBlack Stone Cherry Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaBlack Stone Cherry Folklore and SuperstitionCrossbreed .01Divine Heresy Bringer of PlaguesDrowning Pool Drowning PoolGlasvegas GlasvegasIll Nino EnigmaLeviathan (GER) The Aeons TornAt 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 MidnightNorther Circle RegeneratedPapa Roach ...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa RoachParquet Courts Sunbathing AnimalReptilian Death The Dawn Of Consummation And EmergenceRob Zombie Educated HorsesSatyricon Now, DiabolicalNow, 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-LexSev Back RiderSkalmold BaldurSlipknot All Hope Is GoneTexas Hippie Coalition PeacemakerThen Falls Caesar The Dawn- EPxDEATHSTARx We Are The ThreatZao Awake?1.5 very poorAdema AdemaAsh Nu-Clear SoundsBring Me the Horizon Count Your BlessingsCoal Chamber Coal ChamberDope American ApathyGood Charlotte Good Morning RevivalL.A. Guns Waking The DeadLimp Bizkit Results May VaryNu-Nation Wake UpP.O.D. Snuff the PunkReckless Love Animal AttractionSkinlab reVolting RoomSoulja Boy Souljaboytellem.comSoulja Boy iSouljaBoyTellEmSoulja 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
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 & AgeWolfmother Wolfmother1.0 awful3OH!3 WantColdplay X & YI'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 HitsJonas Brothers A Little Bit LongerPanic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.Tokio Hotel Screamnevermind, this is just awful, possibly like no other Wolfmother Dimensions
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