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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicConverge Jane DoeI've tried so hard lately to resist putting this as a 5 star rating, but I can't resist any longer. I don't wanna be one of those cliche Sputnik jerks who obsesses about BTBAM, Opeth and Converge, but this album simply kicks ass. Its like a fucking freight train. Most albums have a time or place when you find suitable to listen, however this wants to be listened to any time, any place anywhere. While driving, walking, cooking, cleaning, working playing video games, drinking beer, getting out of bed in the morning... any situation I find myself in, I'm craving to just dive into the midst of this album where it really starts to take off and just get my ass kicked. Kicked by the razor sharp chunks of sound slammed out by the guitars, and the high pitched, attack-heavy snaredrum and the sub-heavy thump of every single bassdrum note. When Sputnik first introduced me to this album, I didn't know what all the fuss was about. In fact, I despised this when I first heard it. I though it was awful... And then after a few listens it dawned on me that this was an instant classic. After even more listens again, it got even better. And now i love it. Jane Doe is just awesome. It really is.Fellsilent The Hidden WordsThis album grooves like a motherfucker!!! If you like nasty JUNS and DJENTS on guitars, and polymetric (Meshuggah style) grooves, you must hear this. There's a little bit of filler on here, but tracks 1, 3, 9,10, and 11 are incredible, and have breakdowns that rock so hard, your head will cave in and implode. Drums are grimy sounding, but tastefully restrained with small subtle (but colorful) fills. The bass has a nice tone, and holds a tight groove with the drums, more noticeably when the guitars pull back to play clean interludes. The vocals are very harsh and may turn a few people off, but they grow on you. The similar sounding high pitch shrieks from the two vocalists are nothing special, but the harmonized choruses work quite well. This album is far from perfect, but is still a fun album to listen to, and up amongst the highest play counts in my iTunes library. There is a definite Meshuggah influence, but unlike other Djent bands, Fellsilent just keep it simple, and raw as hell. Clever riff phrasing is used but in a way that makes it seem complex, but simple enough to bang your head to. To put it simply... You know the outro riff on New Millenium Cyanide Christ?? ... Well, this whole album is full of badass riffs like that.Gospel The Moon Is a Dead WorldI can thank Sputnik for allowing me to discover this album. First things first - The Moon Is a Dead World (as a whole) has the most monstrous drumming I have ever heard in my entire life (and I'm a drummer (who's into lots of crazy drummer's albums)). Every song on here is at least 4/5. This album is so unique and alone in it's feel and atmosphere. Proggy as hell but still has that raw hardcore vibe. Each song is a unique, fuzzy, dynamic, hyper-creative work of art. There are no negatives I can think of when describing this album, other than perhaps being quite inaccessible at first, largely due to the distant vocals and hazy, ethereal sounding guitars, but that will soon grow on you more than you will expect.Limp Bizkit Significant OtherYes, I know, Limp Bizkit are hardly a classic band, but this album alone is incredible. A perfect representation of the band in their prime in the late nineties, when this music was the coolest thing around. A very nostalgic listen for me. I am a bit biased because I grew up listening to it from a young age, thinking it was the most badass thing around. I guess I was right. If you disagree, I say go back and listen to this from start to finish. Although very obnoxious (largely due to Fred Durst) it is a very fun listen with great riffs and hooks. But for me, the big attraction to this album comes from the monstrously tight, funky grooves from the bass and drums that are almost unparalleled, especially in this genre.Metallica ...And Justice for AllI don't care what you people say, this album is totally badass.The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityDillinger's best album by far. Every track is pure gold. The grimy guitars, math-y drums, groovy bass, terrifying vocals and sparse, atmospheric lyrics are aplenty. A super technical, brutally dissonant album that somehow feels balanced, honest and without an ounce of pretentiousness.The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild HuntI can thank Sputnik for introducing this one to me. After one listen I instantly loved this. Each song is flooded with tasty hooks, beautiful and powerful guitar chords topped with a unique and harshly intense singing style. The songs are all very sparse and raw in the instrumentation and production. The real magic here is within the melodies, chords and songwriting in general, despite the limit palette of tone colours and textures. Everything just reeks with honesty, passion and musical detail. The album features quite intricate guitar work with dynamic and wildly diverse vocals. An American folk music influence is quite evident as he strums and sings with his influences on his sleeve, however, the music still feels fresh, timeless and original. For anyone who enjoys to sing along to music, and can appreciate creative lyrics, this album is a must have. For any real music fan.4.5 superbAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandBlack Sabbath Black SabbathConverge All We Love We Leave BehindDavid Wise Donkey Kong Country 2 SoundtrackDeftones Diamond EyesIt's hard to believe that out of their 20 odd year career, Deftones can still put out an album that continues raise the bar. To be perfectly honest, out of all of the Deftones' amazing albums I think this is my favorite. It is just so accessible. You can't deny its charm in all areas.Herbie Hancock Head HuntersOne of my very favorite jazz fusion albums. Great for someone new to the genre.Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 2Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.S.C.I.E.N.C.E is the perfect example of what a kid wants to hear in the 90s: a fresh, heavy, funk-filled, catchy, melodic, silly, psychdelic album full of awesome basslines, heavy riffs and guitar effects, funky drums, silky smooth vocal harmonies, saxophone solos, intensely fast rapping, DJ scratches and everything else that was cool in the 90's (Ahh that was a long sentence). This is a perfect summary of Incubus when they were in their 90's funk metal prime before they went all soft on us. Easily their most creative effort and a brilliant mix of genres to create an album that you'll absolutely adore a for a year or so until one day you sadly grow out of it - but you will still love and appreciate the memories of this awesome over the top experience that was S.C.I.E.N.C.E.John Frusciante Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-ShirtA very very messy album... But John sings his fucking heart out! Regardless of the likely-hood of heroin being a major influence, I still find this album captures such a powerful moment in time, especially in one of such an amazing musician like John Frusciante. There are a few moments on here that are so beautiful that it's almost hard to believe. The track 'Mascara' is a good place to start if you've never heard this before. Everyone should hear this.Karnivool ThemataKarnivool is like a more accessible, melodic hybrid version of Tool and Meshuggah... and everything great you can think of from any other band. Simply everything about this album is flawless. Beautiful memorable melodies, crazy odd rhythms, tasteful drum grooves and fills, wicked standout basslines, nice use of detuned heavy and soft guitars with nice chords and harmonies as well as nice effects and ambient noise. Not too heavy, not too soft. Not too linear, not too progressive. This music is sooo easy to like. Your mum and dad would like this and your death metal buddies would like it. This album is just beautiful from start to finish. One of my very favourite albums of all time. This band knows how to make their music unique and stand out but without over-doing it. I could go on all day about this, but this really is a must buy album. If their next album is half as good as this I will still love it.Karnivool Sound AwakeThere is not one bad song in this album. Every song is catchy, memorable, melodic and has lots of Meshuggah-ish rhythms. An amazing album that is nearly as good as the previous, Themata. I'll admit though, it does take a few listens to really get into it and appreciate it.Kvelertak KvelertakThis is fucking amazing. So catchy, and undeniably rock and roll with a perfect blend of a range of genres. Black metal, Classic rock, hardcore. 3 Unlikely genres to be mixed, but it works amazingly. Every song is unique, repetition is minimal, and song structures are never cliche. There are so many elements thrown in, but are all used sparsely and sparingly, which I love. For example: Blast beats, gang vocals, guitar solos, dissonance, odd time signatures, panned guitar licks, anthemic choruses and interesting chords and harmonies. This album just has so much colour and character, and is just so incredibly accessible for any rock, punk or metal fan. Who would've thought that an album with harsh black metal styled vocals could be catchy and fun. This is modern rock and roll at its best. An instant classic.Linkin Park Hybrid TheoryMats/Morgan Band On Air With GuestsWhat can I say? I adore this album. Thanks to YouTube for showing me the Sol Niger Within Medley. That video blew me away instantly, and was my first introduction to Morgan Agren and this band. An amazingly well rounded album, especially for a live one. It feels like an LP because the recordings are all done in a controlled studio environment on separate occasions with a number of talented and obscure guest musicians, as well as the songs all lead into each other nicely. Every core member of this band are absolutely amazing musicians and play a style of technical/shred/avant-garde/progressive/hyper video game/electronic/jazz fusion. The songs are tightly composed with intricate grooves and crazy time signatures and atonality, but there is plenty of space for jamming, allowing the grooves and improvised jazz feel to come through. I recommend this to anyone interested in the genre. Search Mats/Morgan Band on YouTube and you will find most of the tracks on this album.Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)This is the grooviest metal album of all time. I just can't emphasise enough, how much this album has grown on me. It get better with every listen. This is perhaps Meshuggah's most minimalist album to date. The rhythms are so primal, and melodies are almost non existent. The re-release loses some of the warmth and life that the original had, and the programmed drums don't sound as nice, but the guitar tone is much better giving the much needed clarity that the original lacked. The opening track, Stengah, is probably the manliest riff I've ever heard, and Rational Gaze is probably the grooviest metal song I've ever heard. This is just an amazing album.Meshuggah AliveAmazingly, Meshuggah's music sounds best live. Therefore this live compliation album is absoloutely amazing and my favourite album of theirs. Featuring many of their classic songs, plus the added agression and brutality of a live setting, this will keep every fan happy. The mix of the songs are actually a fair bit better than on many of the albums that they are from. Such a refreshing listen for anyone familiar with their other material.Metallica Ride the LightningMichael Jackson Off the WallHoly shit! The first 5 or so tracks are friggen pop masterpieces. By far my favourite album from Michael. Thriller is great too, but is too up and down for me. This is a much easier listen.Opeth Still LifeOpeth Blackwater ParkThis is probably the most beautiful album you will ever hear in your life. It will make you cry.Primus Frizzle FryPrimus Sailing the Seas of CheeseQueens of the Stone Age Songs for the DeafThis is without a doubt, my favourite alternative rock album of all time. Every track is accessible, solid and catchy. With manly riffs, hectic drumming and diverse vocals wrapped up in a nice sleek concept album, this can be enjoyed anytime any place by anyone. Top stuff.Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineSlayer Reign in BloodReign in Blood is a solid slab of relentless 80's thrash. This is the pinnacle of their career captured in an audio format. The timing of this album couldn't have been better, firmly cementing thrash as a serious genre of music that is here to stay. Every song is played at absolute maximum speed and aggression (actually I'm pretty sure there's not one song under 200bpm). A tad repetitive, but the album is so short and sweet that by the time you've noticed, its all over. A great album for the impatient listeners that just want a barrage of straight-to-the-point, heavy music. The production is fantastic, especially when compared to their previous work. Also the vocals are awesome, the riffs are pure thrash, the solos are atonal, wailing, chaotic beasts of things, and finally drums... Thank you Dave Lombardo, for pretty much single-handedly raising the bar outrageously high in terms of metal drumming in the 80's. Unprecedented speed, power, endurance and insane amounts of double bass are plentiful on this album. By far, the best Slayer album, and an absolute must-have piece of metal history.Soundtrack Metroid Prime & Fusion: Original SoundtracksThe music on this soundtrack is absolutely incredible. Perhaps a little inconsistent and quite depressing at times, but there are a good handful of tracks that are just 100% fucking amazing. It's music like this that makes you wonder why you even bother writing your own songs when there are composers out there that can create dense musical atmospheres like this. The soundtrack is not the best listen from start to finish, but is best appreciated alongside the game, it adds an amazing sense of exploration, isolation and otherworldly adventure. Anyone who has played the game will agree. A beautiful and profound listen - a must have for any Nintendo or Metroid fan.System of a Down ToxicityA great album. Hasn't aged a day since first enjoying it in primary school. I love the whole vibe SOAD had on this album. They were all at the top of their game, esp Serj's vocals, they are amazing.The Beatles The BeatlesThe Blues Brothers Music From The SoundtrackJust like the movie itself, this soundtrack is nothing short of amazing. There is so much dynamic, colour and energy from each and every song here. A prefect representation of the upbeat rhythm and blues style in the sweet time of 1980. Donald Duck Dunn offers some of the tastiest bass lines you will ever hear, and the wide range of guest musicians are world-class. This album is ridiculously accessible, while also displaying extremely soulful and impressive musicianship from all members. Highlights are 'She Caught the Katy', 'The Old Landmark', 'Think' and 'Theme From Rawhide'. The soundtrack should be a fun listen for anyone regardless of musical taste.The Fall of Troy GhostshipThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza III: Series Of Unfortunate EventsMind bogglingly heavy. Some of the the chunkiest and grooviest 8 eight string guitar playing you will ever hear. The guitarist, Josh Travis, is like Tosin Abasi gone wrong. He is a monster guitar player and everyone should check him out. Although a tad repretitive, The "DUN DUN DUN [insert-high-pitched-dissonant-shredding-here]" riff template NEVER gets old! The grooves are just so fun, badass and at times even humorous just because of how incredibly over-the-top they are. Every track has moments of sheer monstrous riffage, but the highlights are Yippie-kay-yay Mother!@#$%^, I am Sammy Jankis, Passenger 57 and 12-21-12. Although a weak opening track, it is solid album all the way to the end. After multiple listens, this is so close to 5 that it is ridiculous. I know this is not perfect or life changing in any way, but it just makes even bands like Meshuggah and Converge seem tame in comparison.Thee Silver Mount Zion Horses in the SkyI'm fairly new to post rock, but this album so god-damn awesome. In my opinion, tracks 1 and 6 are quite poor, but tracks 2,3,4 and 5 are all amazing singalong anthems almost. The vocals are often criticized because they are very out of key to say the least, but I find them so emotive, beautiful and unlike anything else. For me, the vocals are the icing on this sparse, atmospheric, but amazingly catchy cake.Tool Lateralus4.0 excellentA Life Once Lost A Great ArtistAFI Black Sails in the SunsetAn Endless Sporadic AmeliorateWhile lacking finesse, these are some of the most colorful progressive songs you will hear. There is just so much flavor from a huge variety of influences. The EP has 4 quality instrumental tracks that are complex, catchy, funky, heavy, beautiful, upbeat and every other positive adjective you can think of. The songs could perhaps be a little more refined, but there is so much raw composing talent in this EP. 'Anything' is definitely one of the greatest songs I have ever heard. I could put that song on repeat for 24 hours and not get bored.Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders"Whoa, what am I listening to?!" will be your first words when hearing this. An amazing instrumental album. This is the work of unlikely metal guitar master Tosin Abasi - A humble black guy wearing 1950's style clothes playing an 8 string guitar who shreds more than everyone in G3 combined, and in fast forward... But somehow this jazzy, djenty atmospheric album delivers on many levels. One downside is that after the initial wow factor starts to wear off, you realize that his amazing technique is just replicated in most of the songs on the album resulting in 'you hear one song and you've heard them all'. Also, the drums, while impressive and technical, are all played by drum machine and they really deduct points from the overall sound with the over-precise, over-produced cheapness that they add. The lack of vocals is warmly welcomed with a continuous barrage of amazing guitar melodies, wide open jazz chords and 8 string syncopated chugging. This is a guitarists guitar album. If you have 10 years of spare time, I suggest learning this album on guitar.Battles MirroredBeastie Boys The Sounds of ScienceBeastie Boys Licensed to IllBlack Sabbath ParanoidBlack Sabbath Sabbath Bloody SabbathBlink-182 Dude RanchBotch We Are the RomansCamel MirageCandlemass NightfallCar Bomb w^w^^w^wConverge No HeroesAlthough hugely overshadowed by the collosal Jane Doe, No Heroes is an epic in its own right. Probably Converge's most dynamic, wide open and all round diverse album, with a plethora of interesting and creative musical ideas in a ultra brutal hardcore/grind/metal context. Where Jane Doe is like a speeding freight train, No Heroes is more like an earthquake or tsunami. Sorry to be all metaphorical and lame, but what I'm basically saying is listen to this album. The highlights for me are the softer parts and the drums being really high in the mix (with guitars being surprisingly low), because this is some of the most interesting and emphasised drummming on any Converge album I've heard.Converge Axe to FallCryptopsy None So VileThere aren't any adjectives available that can suitably describe this album. Sorry to get all metaphorical, but it's almost like the audio equivalent of being speed raped by a rusty metal tyrannosaurus rex inside a sauna.Daughters Hell SongsDead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting VegetablesDead Kennedys Give Me Convenience or Give Me DeathDeath From Above 1979 You're a Woman, I'm a MachineThe bass and drums/vocals duo, Death From Above 1979 offers a highly appealing, raw, fun and amazingly accessible album. Spastic and energetic distorted bass lines that create an enormous wave of fuzz and dark colours. There is a real upbeat, dance/disco vibe about this album, but with harsh and noisy punk rock instrumentation. It remains relentlessly heavy throughout, however even your girlfriend or mother could enjoy and bop along to it.Deep Purple BurnDeftones Around the FurDiscordance Axis The Inalienable DreamlessDon Davis The MatrixDream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a MemoryDream Theater AwakeFatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, BabyGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Gojira The Way of All FleshGojira L'Enfant SauvageHans Zimmer The Lion King (Soundtrack)I'm suprised this epic soundtrack hasn't been reviewed yet. I might have to if I can be bothered. One of the best Disney movies and an equally good soundtrack. I huge range of moods and atmospheres are explored on this album, with catchy and fun children's songs to intensely dramatic scoring, to traditional african musicHavok Time Is UpThis album really is awesome... Suprisingly awesome. So colourful and fun to listen to. So many tasty riffs! Much better than their previous album imoHella Hold Your Horse IsFucking hell, this album is absolutely insane. Some of the most intense drumming you will ever hear. Hold Your Horse Is is a relentless album from start to finish. The best math rock album I've heard in my opinion. To put it simply, this album is has no ups and downs, light and shade or slow and fast - It's just an overwhelming, non-stop shred-fest of crazy drums chops and hyper guitar licks.Howard Shore The Fellowship of the RingImmortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1Incubus Fungus AmongusIncubus Enjoy IncubusIron Maiden PowerslaveKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKarnivool AsymmetryKorn Life Is PeachyVery repetitive song formulas and grooves, but this was when the band were in their prime. Everyone is at the top of their game here, and not to mention the drumming is so fucking amazing. David can groove like a motherfucker. A handful of great tracks on here too - Chi, Lost, Porno Creep, Good God, ADIDAS etc.Lamb of God Ashes of the WakeLed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinMastodon RemissionMastodon LeviathanMastodon LifesbloodMastodon Call of the MastodonMastodon Blood MountainMastodon Crack the SkyeMeshuggah Destroy Erase ImproveDestory Erase Improve is one of Meshuggah's finest and most accessible works. This album, since its 1995 release, truly raised the bar for metal in terms of super heavy, super technical, super polyrhythmic music. It (along with the 'None' EP) almost singlehandedly invented 'djent'. The complex grooves explored in this album create some of the most exciting, high tempo syncopated music you will ever hear, yet with a dynamic and proggy balance throughout.Meshuggah NothingMeshuggah IMeshuggah ChaosphereAs Jens Kidman says, this album is like a punch in the face. This is Meshuggah in their most typically Meshuggah-ish sounding album. The album as a whole is just insanely relentless from start to finish, in terms of speed, heaviness and rhythmic complexity. Chaosphere is extremely inaccessible for anyone that is unfamiliar with the band's well known intricate polymetric riff phrasing style. Much like other Meshuggah albums, rhythm is 100% the focus on this album. Every song is quite up tempo with Haake's signature 'snare-on-beat-three' drumming. With sparse, minimalist lead melodies; heavy, distorted bass; machine-like precise bass drum patterns; frantic barked vocals; grinding noisy hyper-speed polymetric 7 string guitar chugging. All of the songs sound much the same at first, but after a few (and i mean a few) listens, the album starts to grow on you. This album probably took the longest for me to get into of all of the Meshuggah albums. But it has eventually become one of my absolute favourites. This album is definitely best when listened to as a whole, rather than individual songs. Highly recommended.Meshuggah NoneMichael Jackson ThrillerMiles Davis Kind of BlueNapalm Death ScumNecrophagist Onset of PutrefactionOff Minor The Heat Death of the UniverseOpeth DeliveranceOpeth DamnationOpeth WatershedOpeth HeritagePantera Vulgar Display of PowerIf this album had Cowboys from Hell, Domination and Cemetary Gates as the last 3 tracks - this would easily be a 5/5. One of the most manly metal albums you will ever hear. The riffs, the solos, and groovy and tight drumming are all just spot on. This is probably THE 90's metal album. The first 6 tracks are gold (and AMAZINGLY varied in style and groove). Unfortunately the following 5 tracks have their moments, but are mediocre at best. The album really dies in the ass towards the end. Also, I should mention that the Bridge riff in 'This Love' is one of my favourite riffs of all time. Fucking awesome.Parliament Mothership ConnectionPorcupine Tree In AbsentiaPorcupine Tree Fear of a Blank PlanetPrimus Suck on ThisRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRed Hot Chili Peppers Mother's MilkRed Hot Chili Peppers Freaky StyleyRed Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikRegina Spektor Begin To HopeRush Moving PicturesRussian Circles StationSikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out SikTh Death of a Dead DaySoundtrack South Park (Original Soundtrack)System of a Down System of a DownTextures Drawing CirclesTextures SilhouettesThe Beatles Abbey RoadThe Bronx The Bronx (II)The Contortionist ExoplanetDeathcore in space. That is basically what you can expect from The Contortionist's debut LP. A refreshing album full of colour and tasteful restraint in a genre known for being over the top to the point where its just silly. The epic, prog/spacey vibe is great and provides a dynamic and varied listen each and every time. Vocals are nice, and have a distinct tone and this has some of the best use of guitar cluster chords that I've ever heard. Excellent album overall. Crushing chords, intense growls and djenty grooves, but despite this, melody and atmosphere is never left behind.The Darkness Permission to LandThe Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. LeadingThe End ElementaryThe Fall of Troy The Fall of TroyThe Presidents of the USA The Presidents of the USAThe Prodigy The Fat of the LandThe Sawtooth Grin CuddlemonsterIf you like Calculating Infinity, and like the Converge vocalist - you'll love this. It's as though the band were listening to Calculating Infinity on repeat before writing this. And that's a good thing I believe. They are very similar albums in terms of the chaotic nature, the grimy production, free jazz styled sections, and super complex song structures. With 7 songs - it's short, but any more songs would cause it to become tiresome, so it's definitely worth a listen. Especially if you're into relentless, extremely high pitch distorted vocals, humorous song titles and crazy musicianship. Fans of tech metalcore, mathcore, grindcore, spazzy types music, I recommend this.The White Stripes ElephantTool AenimaVeil of Maya [id]3.5 greatAC/DC Highway to HellAC/DC '74 JailbreakAdam Sandler What The Hell Happened To Me!Adam Sandler They\'re All Gonna Laugh At YouAdmiral Angry BusterAFI All Hallow'sAlien Ant Farm ANThologyFantastic bass playing! Has a catchy upbeat pop rock/nu metal vibe to it. A great nostalgic album.Animals As Leaders WeightlessAnthrax Among the LivingBaroness Red AlbumBeastie Boys Hello NastyBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBlack Sabbath Master of RealityBlack Sabbath Vol. 4Brian Eno Apollo: Atmospheres & SoundtracksCar Bomb CentraliaChildren of Bodom HatebreederCock and Ball Torture SadochismoComeback Kid Wake The DeadThe first half of this album is great, and Talk is Cheap is one of my all time favourite songs. But sadly the second half of the album just declines in quality and gets really boring. But still, a solid hardcore album. Great for someone new to the genre, this was one of the first hardcore albums i got into, after seeing the band live at a festival and not knowing who they are. But this really is a fun listen.Cynic FocusDanzig DanzigDaughters Canada SongsDeath HumanDeep Purple Machine HeadDefeater TravelsDeftones White PonyDeftones AdrenalineDeftones DeftonesDream Theater Train of ThoughtDream Theater Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceDream Theater A Change of SeasonsEvildead Annihilation of CivilizationQuality thrash. Everything you want in an old school thrash band. Chromatic riffs, hyper speed solos, over the top drums, rapid songs and cartoonish album covers with bleak/toxic/undead themesFunkadelic FunkadelicGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...Graf Orlock Destination Time Yesterday...NNYEEHHHHHH!... NYEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!... YOU SON OF A BITCH!!! DUN DUN DUN! junjunjunjunjunjun DUN DUN DUN! - Tactical Destruction (great song)Graf Orlock Destination Time TomorrowGraf Orlock Destination Time: TodayGreen Day DookieHatebreed PerseveranceImmortal Sons of Northern DarknessImogen Heap Speak For YourselfIn Disgust Reality ChokeA fantastic grind album. Heavy as fuck, and the vocals are awesome. I also love the warm fuzz that this album has.Incubus Morning ViewIon Dissonance Breathing Is IrrelevantIron Maiden The Number of the BeastIron Maiden Piece of MindIsis PanopticonIsobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan Ballad Of The Broken SeasJaco Pastorius Jaco PastoriusKoenjihyakkei Angherr ShisspaKorn KornKorn Follow the LeaderLast Days of Humanity Putrefaction in ProgressHahaha, this is NOT for the faint hearted. This is the most brutal shit I have ever heard in my life. Absolutley relentless death/gore/grind. This is gruesome torture in audio form. I dont think I could perceive one audible note on guitar or bass if i tried. A constant barrage of fuzz with a blasting st anger style snare. 95% of this album is pure 11/10 brutality, played at max volume and max speed, with brief glimpses of fills and the occasional rest here and there. This is possibly the most over-the-top and inhuman display of music ever created. With hilarious song titles, horrific album art, and mutant uber-tyrannosaurus vocals, I doubt any other being(s) in the entire universe will ever equal this band in terms of musical insanity.Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IILimp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension ExperimentLiquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2Lost Horizon A Flame To The Ground BeneathLye By Mistake Arrangements for Fulminating VectiveMachine Head The BlackeningMats/Morgan Band Thanks for Flying with UsMatt Uelmen Diablo IIYeah, what RedSky said. It's an insanely addictive game, and a very nostalgic listen if you've slaved away 100's of hours of your life playing it. Harem, tristram and lut gohlein are my favs.maudlin of the Well BathMegadeth Rust in PeaceMeshuggah obZenMeshuggah KolossMetallica Master of PuppetsMetallica Kill 'Em AllMichael Jackson BadMisfits Walk Among UsMolotov Solution InsurrectionMudvayne L.D. 50Oktober Skyline That's How Tripods WorkPainted in Exile RevitalizedPelican PelicanPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalPig Destroyer Phantom LimbPink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonRage Against the Machine Evil EmpireRed Hot Chili Peppers CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party PlanRobert Johnson The Complete RecordingsRussian Circles EnterRussian Circles GenevaScale the Summit Carving Desert CanyonsSlayer South of HeavenSoundtrack Wayne's WorldDefinitely one of my most quoted movies ever. The soundtrack is awesome too.Spiral Architect A Sceptic's UniverseSystem of a Down HypnotizeT.R.A.M. Lingua FrancaTame Impala Tame ImpalaTenacious D Tenacious DTextures PolarsThe Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Contortionist IntrinsicThe End Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False OmniscientThe Fall of Troy DoppelgangerThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as LoveThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Offspring AmericanaThe Prodigy Music for the Jilted GenerationThe Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving NowThe White Stripes Get Behind Me SatanThem Crooked Vultures Them Crooked VulturesThird Eye Blind Third Eye BlindTool 10,000 DaysVeil of Maya The Common Man's CollapseVeil of Maya EclipseVektor Black FutureYes Close to the Edge3.0 goodAFI The Art of DrowningAndrew W.K. I Get WetBeastie Boys Paul's BoutiqueBloodhound Gang Hooray For BoobiesChildish Gambino CuldesacChildish Gambino PoindexterCloudkicker The DiscoveryConverge You Fail MeConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyCynic Traced in AirDeep Purple In RockFear Factory DemanufactureGiraffes? Giraffes! More Skin With Milk-MouthGreen Day WarningGreen Day NimrodHavok BurnIncubus Make YourselfJohn Frusciante To Record Only Water for Ten DaysLamb of God New American GospelLye By Mistake Fea JurMastodon The HunterMetallica MetallicaMonuments We Are the FoundationPantera Cowboys from HellPelican AustralasiaPelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...Pelican What We All Come To NeedPlanets PlanetsPrimus The Brown AlbumPrimus Pork SodaQuarashi JinxQueens of the Stone Age Rated RRadiohead OK ComputerRed Hot Chili Peppers By the WayRXYZYXR Geometrical MetalSavage Garden Savage GardenSnot Get SomeSoulfly ProphecySystem of a Down Steal This Album!Tenacious D The Pick of DestinyTesseracT Concealing FateThe Dillinger Escape Plan Miss MachineThe Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running BoardThe White Stripes Icky ThumpThee Silver Mount Zion Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly...Tyrant of Death ParasiteWu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)2.5 averageAC/DC Back in BlackAt the Drive-In In/Casino/OutAustrian Death Machine Total BrutalBaroness Blue RecordBetween the Buried and Me ColorsBloc Party Silent AlarmBoysetsfire Tomorrow Come TodayBurst OrigoChimp Spanner At the Dream's EdgeDream Theater OctavariumGojira From Mars to SiriusGreen Day American IdiotInfectious Grooves The Plague That Makes Your Booty MoveInsect Warfare World ExterminationIon Dissonance CursedKillswitch Engage The End of HeartacheLinkin Park MeteoraMeshuggah The True Human DesignMeshuggah SelfcagedMonuments GnosisMuse AbsolutionMuse Origin of SymmetryMuse Black Holes and RevelationsMuse The ResistanceNaked City Torture GardenNirvana In UteroOasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory?Oceansize FramesOpeth OrchidOpeth Ghost ReveriesPantera Far Beyond DrivenPantera Reinventing the SteelPeriphery Periphery (Instrumental)Propellerheads DecksandrumsandrockandrollPyramids PyramidsRadiohead Pablo HoneyRage Against the Machine RenegadesShadows Fall The Art of BalanceSlayer Hell AwaitsStructures All of the AboveThis EP has moments of greatness and moments of terrible-ness.Tenacious D Rize of the FenixTextures DualismThe Beatles Let It BeThe Bronx The Bronx (III)The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead SceneThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Tallest Man on Earth Shallow GraveThe Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The OmegaTool UndertowVolumes The Concept of DreamingVolumes ViaWeezer HurleyI like this album purely for the album cover and nothing else.2.0 poorAll Shall Perish The Price of ExistenceArnold Schwarzenegger Total Body WorkoutAugust Burns Red ConstellationsBeastie Boys To the 5 BoroughsBehold... The Arctopus SkullgridAmazingly complex, crazy rhythms, insane time signatures, lots of dissonance, noise, chromatic nonsense, lots of everything i love really... but every time you hear some cool little potential hook you will briefly get excited, but soon realise that you will never hear it again in the song. Any hooks or glimpse of accessibility is very short lived in this 'not for the faint of heart' album. Incredible compositions, but musically, it just sounds like random noise from a band of talentless 12 year olds trying to play impressive stuff most of the time, unless you've listened to each track about 7 million times and are able to remember every crazy little intricacy. I love and hate this album at the same time... its weird. its definitely worth a listen though, however, the cold reverb-y production of the album puts me off ALOT. In my opinion the drums sound awful. How could the engineer have been content with such a terrible drum sound?Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and JacketBlink-182 Enema of the StateBloc Party A Weekend in the CityBraids Native SpeakerCircle of Contempt Artifacts in MotionCircle Takes the Square As the Roots UndoDangers AngerDaughters DaughtersDeftones B-Sides and RaritiesDeftones Saturday Night WristDisturbed The SicknessEagles Of Death Metal Peace Love Death MetalEagles Of Death Metal Death By SexyExhorder The LawSome nice thrashy riffs and grooves, but the overtone-heavy guitar tone just kills it for me. At first I thought it was brutal and interesting. But it just gets annoying after a while. You can barely hear the fundemental notes most of the time under the mass of high pitched fuzz. Its almost like some just turned all the lows and mids right down in the final mix as a joke.Hanson Middle of NowhereHave Heart Songs to Scream at the SunThis is extremely mediocre to me. I don't get what all the fuss is about! My favourite thing about this is the album cover.In Flames The Jester RaceIncubus A Crow Left of the Murder...Limp Bizkit Gold CobraMeshuggah Catch ThirtythreeThis album bores me to death, honestly. In Death - In Death is great, and I could listen to that all day, but the monotonous tempo and sparse variation throughout the entire album just creates an incredibly tedious listening experience. Meshuggah are one of my all time favourite bands, but I am yet to appreciate this album.Meshuggah Contradictions CollapseMeshuggah Rare TraxMetallica St. AngerPantera The Great Southern TrendkillPokemon 2BA MastaThis music is largely awful and cringeworthy, but captures an awesome moment in time, when pokemon ruled the world. The theme song is one of the most epic songs ever written and I doubt I will ever change my mind on that.Primus Tales from the PunchbowlPrimus AntipopProtest the Hero FortressQueens of the Stone Age Lullabies to ParalyzeQueens of the Stone Age Era VulgarisRed Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili PeppersRed Hot Chili Peppers I'm with YouSystem of a Down MezmerizeTesseracT OneThe Arusha Accord The Echo VersesThe Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape PlanThe Dillinger Escape Plan Ire WorksThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe End Within DividiaThe Mars Volta OctahedronThe Sawtooth Grin PervavorWhitechapel This Is Exile1.5 very poorBirds Of Tokyo UniversesBirds Of Tokyo Birds Of TokyoColdplay X & YColdplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His FriendsElitist CavesFear Factory ArchetypeFear Factory TransgressionIn Flames Come ClarityIncubus Light GrenadesInfectious Grooves Groove Family CycoIron Maiden Dance of DeathLimp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...Limp Bizkit New Old SongsLinkin Park Minutes to MidnightMetallica ReloadMetallica LoadMetallica Death MagneticParkway Drive Killing with a SmileRed Hot Chili Peppers One Hot MinuteSavage Garden AffirmationSlipknot All Hope Is GoneSoulfly Dark AgesStick To Your Guns For What It's Worth (Reissue)The Faceless Planetary DualityThe Offspring Conspiracy of OneThe Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth MachineThis is just mega generic to my ears. I liked what I've heard of their 2002 album, so I got this cos the album art is cool, and I've seen positive feedback on this... But to me, this just sucks. This is the kind of deathcore that everyone avoids for good reason. Boring songwriting, near no dynamics, monotonous vocals, flat and lifeless production. Nothing redeems itself for me on this album.Voivod Nothingface1.0 awfulBloc Party IntimacyExoskeleton Plutonian HerdHiroshima Will Burn To The Weight Of All ThingsMacho Man Randy Savage Be A ManThis is just AWFUL. I have never cringed so much from listening to music. Stick to wrestling PLEASE.Owl City Ocean EyesParkway Drive HorizonsPeriphery PeripheryGenerally, I love 'djent'. Generally I'm all for 'djent'... But I find this album to be an abomination of the popular metal sub genre. Here is a list of things I strongly dislike about the album. The vocals, the mastering, the guitar tone, the album length, the song lengths, the song structures, the song titles, the album art, the "trying to be as technical and 'djenty' as possible" approach to songwriting and finally the overprecise over-compressed, quantized/computerized sound to everything (particularly the drums). There are some great moments with killer riffs, grooves, and great musical ideas, but as a whole I am so very disappointed by this album. I bought it on iTunes the day it came out, after being interested by the Bulb/Periphery recordings up on Youtube, but it just didn't live up to my expectations. I have listened to this many times and tried to give it a chance, but as much as I want it to be... it's just not my cup of tea.Wold Screech OwlThis is the most horrific thing I have ever heard. Sure I could sit there and analyze the complex overtones and unique approach to noise and music in general, but seriously, why bother? At the end of the day you would get just as much pleasure out of watching white noise on your TV for 35 minutes. This album is probably the least accessible piece of music you will ever hear in your life.
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