Average Rating: 3.61
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Objectivity Score: 74% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAgalloch The MantleBetween The Buried And Me The Silent CircusBetween The Buried And Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceDefeater Lost GroundDream Theater Images and WordsImmolation Close to a World BelowJulia Holter Loud City SongKing Crimson RedLaura Stevenson Sit ResistLaura Stevenson WheelMew FrengersmewithoutYou Brother, SisterOpeth Blackwater ParkOpeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert HallPink Floyd Wish You Were HereSuis La Lune HeirThe Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. LeadingThe Decemberists The Crane WifeThe Decemberists The Hazards Of LoveThe Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityThe National BoxerTim Hecker Ravedeath, 19724.5 superbAbyssal DenouementAdramelech PsychostasiaAgalloch Pale FolkloreAidan Baker ScalpelAidan Baker Green & ColdThis is such an underrated gem of an album. Stunning.Al Di Meola Elegant GypsyAlcest Ecailles De LuneAtheist Unquestionable PresenceBetween The Buried And Me AlaskaBetween The Buried And Me Colors_LiveThis is better than the actual album itself, no joke.Between The Buried And Me The Great MisdirectBon Iver Bon Iver, Bon IverBoris FloodBoris Boris At Last - FeedbackerBrand New Deja EntenduBrand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeBrutality Screams of AnguishBurzum Hvis Lyset Tar OssBurzum Burzum/AskeCamel MirageChildren of Bodom Follow the Reaperso i finally decided to buy my first bodom album after listening to some songs before, i had loved bodom before but never bothered buying any of there albums, boy did i miss out, theres few albums id consider an instant classic, but this is one of them.Children of Bodom HatebreederChvrches The Bones of What You BelieveCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoI KNOW ITS ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE, I WANNA DO IT AGAIN! I WANNA DO IT AGAIN!Clubroot III - MMXIICoalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just ListeningConverge You Fail MeCorrupted Garten Der UnbewusstheitCounterparts ProphetsCryptopsy None So VileCunninLynguists OneirologyDark Tranquillity CharacterDark Tranquillity FictionDark Tranquillity The GalleryDarkspace Dark Space IIIDarkthrone A Blaze in the Northern SkyDeath SymbolicDeath Cab for Cutie TransatlanticismDecapitated Winds of CreationDefeater Empty Days and Sleepless NightsDevin Townsend Ocean Machine: BiomechDissection Storm of the Light's BaneDissection The SomberlainDream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a MemoryDream Theater A Change of SeasonsDream Theater AwakeDrudkh MicrocosmosDystopia Human = GarbageEarth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal MethodEdge of Sanity Crimson IIBrutal, Melodic, Epic, hugely atmospheric and criminally overshadowed by its older crimson. Crimson 2 is my favourite song of all time and my 2nd fave album ever. This is a must buy for anyone with an interest in prog/death metal.Edge of Sanity CrimsonElliott Smith XOEmbers ShadowsEntombed ClandestineEsoteric Paragon Of DissonanceExplosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead PlaceTheres only a few albums in my life time which i would call close to close to musical perfection. Between the Buried and Me's Colors did that, Blackwater Park did that and Wish You Were here did that. Now its safe to say Explosions in the Skys epic the earth is not a dead place does it, maybe even more than any of these albums. This album is simply stunning and Beautiful, everything an album should be from these Post Rockers.Garden of Shadows Oracle Moonquite possibly my favourite melodeath ever. The atmosphere is chilling, the melodies are breath taking and the vocals are brutal as. Its a wonder that these guys only produced two albums. Absolutely essential album for anyone who loves metalGenesis Selling England by the PoundGenesis The Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...Godspeed You! Black Emperor may be the greatest post rock group of all time, producing album after album of epic, intriguing and unique post rock and this album is no exception. I like to refer to Godspeed as 'the classical musicians of post-rock' as they produce epic after epic of some of the most sprawling and sometimes unpredictable music ive ever heard. Having said that, the one minor complaint i have is sometimes they take it a little too far and are a little too pretentious where an idea is dragged on a bit too far or they come up with something completely outlandish which makes me think how in the hell do they come up with this stuff or what their thinking was behind it. Oddly enough however, thats part of the appeal with GSY!BE which makes them one of if not the most interesting groups ive ever heard. Whilst they may not be perfect, with albums such as this and what i consider to be the best EP ever made Slow Riot being some of the best post rock albums you can listen to. Theres no doubt that Godspeed have cemented themselves as one of the best and most influential post rock groups ever formed, and my personal favourite.Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero KanadaQuite simply put: This is the probably the best half hour EP that you will ever listen to.Gorguts ObscuraGorguts From Wisdom to HateGorguts Colored SandsMay end up as my favourite Gorguts to date. These guys can do no wrong.Gorod Leading VisionGospel The Moon Is a Dead WorldGris Il Etait une Foret...GZA Liquid SwordsImmolation Here in AfterImmolation Unholy CultIn Flames The Jester RaceIn Flames WhoracleIn Mourning Shrouded DivineIncantation Onward to GolgothaIncantation Diabolical ConquestInfest No Man's SlaveInsect Warfare At War With GrindcoreInsomnium Above the Weeping WorldFew bands covey such emotion that u get wrapped in the music, this is one of them albums, this album isnt just music, but it takes u on a journey filled with intense emotion, one of the best melodeath albums in the 21st century, if not the bestIron Maiden Somewhere in TimeIron Maiden The Number of the BeastJeremy Soule The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim SoundtrackJethro Tull AqualungJethro Tull Thick as a BrickJulia Holter EkstasisKashiwa Daisuke Program Music IKendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingLaura Stevenson Holy Ghost!Laura Stevenson The RunnerLoma Prieta I.V.Low I Could Live in HopeMargot and the Nuclear So and So's The Dust of RetreatMargot and the Nuclear So and So's The Daytrotter Sessions EPmaudlin of the Well BathWords can't describe how incredible this album is. Listening to Maudlin of the Well is a unique experience and one where you have to appreciate the vast depth and talent that has been poured on to one disk. Absolutely everybody must hear this album. Max Richter The Blue NotebooksMeshuggah Catch ThirtythreeMetallica Ride the LightningmewithoutYou Catch For Us The FoxesMinus the Bear Into the MirrorMisery Signals ControllerControversy alert: forget Converge, forget botch, forget poison the well, forget any other metalcore act, THIS is how metalcore should be, powerful, epic and brutal. Karls vocals are beastly that knock most metalcore vocalists out of the sky, predictable breakdowns are replaced with meaty guitar hooks and melodies and quirky interludes, the breakdowns are actually powerful and dont end souding forced, weak or mediocre. In short if theres one metalcore band u must get into, this is it.Modern Life Is War WitnessMore Than Life Love Let Me GoNe Obliviscaris Portal of INecrophobic The Nocturnal Silenceriffs riffs riffs riffs riffs riffs riffs riffs riffs riffsNeurosis The Eye of Every StormNeurosis Through Silver in BloodNick Drake Pink MoonOceansize EffloresceOceansize FramesOff Minor The Heat Death of the UniverseOpeth Still LifeOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth Ghost ReveriesOrbs Asleep Next to Scienceratings are too low wtf is wrong with you sputnik.Panopticon PanopticonPaysage d'Hiver Paysage d'HiverPaysage d'Hiver Kristall und IsaPestilence Consuming ImpulsePink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd AnimalsPink Floyd Meddleechoes is worth the purchase price of this album alone.Porcupine Tree In AbsentiaRadiohead OK ComputerRaekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt IIRage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineNo band had much of an original sound as RATM in the 90's, my first experience was playing Tony Hawks 2 and hearing 'Killing in the name of' and 'Guerilla Radio' and i was stunned by their originality and style at the time. Almost 10 years later im sit here with a very different taste of music, being a metalhead and prog rock lover and a hater of pretty much anything rap, and yet RATM are still one of the most original sounding bands ive heard, and one of the best. Considering i cant stand rap, Zack de la Rocha continues to impress me, his politically charged rapping isnt just catchy, its one of the reasons which make RATM very unique, the other reason is quite obvious, Tom Morello. His Funky soloing and riffing has the reminiscence of metal, hard rock, punk and funk all in one, his solo's are particularly eye striking.
Overall in the era of rap-rock groups such as linkin park, ICP and Limp Bizkit only one really stands tall, one is the original, one is the best. I give you Rage against the machine, by far one of the best bands of the 90's.Rosetta The Galilean SatellitesRosetta Wake/LiftRush HemispheresRush Clockwork AngelsSacramentum Far Away from the SunSatyricon Dark Medieval TimesThis is quite simply put, one of the most essential black metal albums out there. The medieval backdrop with haunting atmosphere and lusicious acoustics married with the harsh intense tremolo riff picking, machine like drums and the slightly over the top at times but brutal black metal shrieks is like a match made in heaven... or hell. Either way as a black metal enthusiast you either love this album or go cry.Scar Symmetry Holographic UniverseSepultura Beneath the RemainsSigh Imaginary SonicscapeSigur Ros ( )Slayer Seasons in the AbyssStars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the LidStars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The DeclineSteven Wilson Grace for DrowningSubmotion Orchestra Finest HourSuis La Lune Quiet, Pull the Strings!Suis La Lune RialaBasically this is awesome like every other Suis La Lune releaseSupertramp Crime of the CenturySwallow The Sun The Morning Never CameSwans Children of GodSwans My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The SkySwarms Old Raves EndSymphony X The Divine Wings of TragedyThe Antlers HospiceThe Dear Hunter Act III: Life and DeathThe Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)herp derp its too long herp derp. Seriously if thats the only reason you can rate this low then you need to get your head out of your ass.The Dear Hunter GreenThis is a incredibly beautiful and heartfelt EP. Possibly my favourite EP ive heard from the collection.The Dear Hunter YellowThe Dear Hunter VioletThe Decemberists PicaresqueThe Devin Townsend Project AddictedThe Devin Townsend Project EpicloudSave Our Now is like the greatest thing ever. Album rules so hard.The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss MachineThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe National AlligatorThe National High VioletThe National Trouble Will Find MeThe Ocean FluxionThe Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth MachineThrice The Artist in the AmbulanceTim Hecker Harmony in UltravioletTim Hecker VirginsUlcerate Everything Is FireUlcerate VermisUlver BergtattVerse AggressionVindensang Terminus: Rebirth in Eight Parts...Weekend Nachos UnforgivableWindir 1184Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 StarsWolves in the Throne Room Two HuntersWoods of Desolation Toward the DepthsYes RelayerYes Close to the EdgeYndi Halda Enjoy Eternal BlissSo here it is: My favourite post rock album ever and what i consider to be the greatest post rock album ever produced. But what makes this album better than the likes of mono, godspeed, sigur ros and explosions in the sky? Quite simply put: this album doesnt drag, EVER.rFull of lusicious melodys, high crescendos, haunting violins and some of the best build ups ive ever heard in post rock, not one single instrument or melody which is out of place or doesnt feel right. Every single second of this album is worth while. Add that and then you have the single greatest moment ive ever heard in post rock around the 10 min mark of 'we flood empty lakes', a climax which never fails to make my spine tingle, my heart pound and make my legs feel weak in pure extascy, emotion and joy and then you have an album which may not be a pioneer or the most original post rock album out there but an album which is the cream of the crop in post rock.4.0 excellentAddaura Burning for the AncientAdversarial All Idols Fall Before the HammerAgalloch Of Stone, Wind, And PillorAgalloch Ashes Against The GrainAgalloch The WhiteAlcest Les Voyages De L AmeSo what do ya know....Alcest made an album which sounds like Alcest.Amia Venera Landscape The Long ProcessionComing in Late in 2010, Amia Venera Landscape's debut The Long Procession is definitely something special. Its very easy to compare this albums sound to other bands and genres in parts and certainly is not short of influences,however this album to me is simply genreless. Whilst this album is a bit too long (albeit, the ambient passages) and is lacking a little in cohesion, Amia Venera Landscape have a unique sound which is not too commonly replicated in a debut. With The Long Procession being a lot to take in, i wouldnt be surprised if this grew on me more with several more listens. Top 10 of 2010.Amon Amarth With Oden On Our SideAmon Amarth always prove that you dont have to be nessecarily technical and complex to make great music, this album is Brutal, melodic, extremely catchy and makes u sing along for days! a must have for melodic death metal fans like me.Amon Amarth Twilight Of The Thunder GodAmon Amarth continue doing what they do best, nothing really to add, theres nothing really nothing new except the fantastic music we have come to expect. Live for the Kill and Embrace of the Endless oceans are fantastic songs and some of their best work. Superb Album.Amorphis Silent WatersAn Autumn For Crippled Children LostAnaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black WidowThis album is Brutal. Brutal with a capital B. This literally rapes me and takes my soul with it. This album would make converge and deathcore 'Br00tal' kids cry at night in their sleep. In Short: this is easily one of the most epic albums of this year.Anberlin CitiesAnnihilator Never, NeverlandAphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92Arcade Fire FuneralArch Enemy Wages Of SinArcturus The Sham MirrorsArghoslent Hornets of the PogromArizmenda Within the Vacuum of Infinity...Arsis A Celebration of GuiltAt The Gates Slaughter of the SoulAt The Gates Terminal Spirit DiseaseAtaraxie Slow Transcending AgonyAugust Burns Red ConstellationsAutopsy Mental FuneralBathory Blood Fire DeathBathory HammerheartBe'lakor The Frail TideBeach House BloomLazuli, New Year and On the Sea are all gorgeous. Definitely one of the best albums this year so far.Beardfish MammothBehemoth DemigodBetween The Buried And Me ColorsI see Ire found a creative use of his time.rYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersBetween The Buried And Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBiosphere SubstrataBlack Sabbath ParanoidBlaspherian Infernal Warriors Of DeathBolt Thrower Those Once LoyalBon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoBoris Heavy RocksBurial Street HaloBurial KindredBurst Lazarus BirdBurzum Det Som Engang VarCamel MoonmadnessCamel The Snow GooseCaravan In the Land of Grey and PinkCarcass HeartworkCarnage Dark RecollectionsChildren of Bodom Hate Crew DeathrollCircle Takes The Square Rites of InitiationCloudkicker BeaconsCloudkicker Let Yourself Be HugeCoalesce Functioning on ImpatienceCoheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of MadnessColdplay Viva La VidaColdworld MelancholieConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyConverge Jane DoeConverge Axe to FallThis Surprisingly is living up to the hype unlike the highly overrated jane doe, this album seriously owns and i may even consider bumping my rating.Corelia NostalgiaFinally a Djent album that is actually really good for once.Corrupted El Mundo FrioCorrupted Se hace por los suenos asesinosCradle of Filth Cruelty and the BeastCruciamentum Engulfed In DesolationCult of Luna SalvationCult of Luna Somewhere Along the HighwayDan Swano MoontowerDark Tranquillity Damage DoneDark Tranquillity The Mind's IDarkthrone Transilvanian HungerDarkthrone Under a Funeral MoonDeafheaven Roads To JudahDeath The Sound of PerseveranceDeath LeprosyDeath HumanDeath Cab for Cutie PlansDefeated Sanity Chapters of RepugnanceDefeater TravelsDemigod Slumber of Sullen EyesDemilich NespitheDepartures When Losing Everything Is Everything You WantedDepravity Silence of the CenturiesDesolate Shrine Tenebrous TowersDimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric MisanthropiaDimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness TriumphantSymphonic black metal at its best, very melodic and dark, Dimmu's best offering for sure, In Death's Embrace and Spellbound are fantastic songs, highly recommend this album.Diocletian War of All Against AllDisma Towards the MegalithDismember Like an Everflowing StreamDraconian Turning Season WithinDream Theater Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceDream Theater Black Clouds & Silver LiningsDrudkh Forgotten LegendsEarth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's SkullEarth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I Edge of Sanity Purgatory AfterglowElliott Smith Either/OrElliott Smith Figure 8Eminem The Marshall Mathers LPEmperor In the Nightside EclipseEmperor Anthems to the Welkin at DuskEnsiferum EnsiferumEnslaved FrostEntombed Left Hand PathEnvy A Dead Sinking StoryEquilibrium Turis FratyrEvery Time I Die New Junk AestheticExotic Animal Petting Zoo Tree of TonguesExplosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyonewith a darker atmosphere with underlining melodies and gorgeous piano and upbeat riffs, all of a sudden, I miss Everyone is another breathtaking beautiful album only ruined slightly by the over the top upbeat parts of welcome,ghosts. The last two songs are perfect closers showing Explosions in the sky's capability of making stunning post rock.Fell Voices Fell VoicesFell Voices UntitledFire In The Cave Fire In the CaveFrightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fightfun. Aim and IgniteGeist GaleereGenesis FoxtrotGenesis Nursery CrymeGentle Giant In a Glass HouseGigan Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic LandscapesGlass Casket Desperate Man's DiaryGorguts Considered DeadGorguts The Erosion of SanityHacksaw to the Throat WastelandsHatred Surge DeconstructHeart In Hand Only MemoriesHigh on Fire Snakes For The DivineHooded Menace Fulfill the CurseHorseback The Invisible MountainHypocrisy VirusIctus ImperivmIgnivomous Death TransmutationImmolation Majesty and Decayearly contender for death metal album of the year.Immolation Providenceleaked already? holy fuck i need to listen when i get back.In Flames ClaymanIncantation Mortal Throne of NazareneIncantation The Infernal StormInfester To the Depths... In DegradationInsect Warfare World Exterminationthis effectively crushes your entire brain in 22 minutes.Insect Warfare Evolved Into ObliterationInsomnium In the Halls of AwaitingInsomnium Across the DarkTheres no secret about it, Insomnium are quite possibly my favourite band. 'Across the Dark' shows Insomnium expanding their sound and whilst its comfortably familiar, it sounds fresh and new. The epic leads, serene atmosphere, beautifully executed acoustics and crushing vocals are still present, Insomnium also have taken a more lead way to emotionally driven piano pieces and a very well placed violin piece at the beginning of the closer 'Weighted down with sorrow'. The clean vocals being the most talked about aspect of the album is surpringsly well executed and well placed with the tremendously upbeat chorus of 'Where the last wave broke' being a highlight of a once again extremely atmospheric, epic, serene and emotional album. 'The Lay of Autumn' is possibly the most progressive song Insomnium have done with the inclusion of clean vocals and interchanging between acoustics and hard driven riffs. Finally 'Against the stream' is possibly the best song to date of this year with some amazing riff work and the most melodic and fast paced since their debut. The second half of the song may rightly be compared to Last Statement and is one of the most beautiful outros to a song ive heard in ages. This album is not flawless by any means but will end up being one of the highlights of 2009.Iron Maiden PowerslaveIron Maiden Piece of MindIsis Wavering RadiantJames Blake OvergrownJeremy Soule Guild Wars SoundtrackJoe Satriani Surfing With The AlienKayo Dot Choirs of the EyeKing Crimson DisciplineKing Crimson Larks' Tongues in AspicKing Crimson LizardKing Crimson Starless and Bible BlackKrypts Open the CryptLis Er Stille The CollibroBreaking the Mould of Traditional and Modern Post Rock. Lis Er Stille have created one of the most unique sounding albums i have heard in a long time. One of the unsung heroes of 2010. Loss DespondLow Things We Lost in the FireMahavishnu Orchestra Birds of FireMahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting FlameManchester Orchestra Simple MathManners ApparitionsMargot and the Nuclear So and So's Animal!Margot and the Nuclear So and So's Not Animal.Mastodon LeviathanMastodon are fast becoming one of my Favourite bands and this is another reason why, fantastic album overall.Mastodon Crack the SkyeBefore this record i didnt listen to any other Mastodon records, but from the impression i get from the reviews and other people, this is a band ever evolving and continuing to evolve, this is fantastic album overall minus the beginning of Czar which bored me, but the rest of the song made up for it. This could end up being one of the stronger releases this year. I better go check out Mastodons other stuff!maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body MapMegadeth Rust in PeaceMesa Verde The Old RoadMeshuggah NothingMeshuggah obZenMetallica Master of PuppetsMetallica Kill 'Em AllMetallica ...And Justice for AllMetallica MetallicaThis may be the most debated album of all time. Whilst many fans did not like the change of style metallica had adopted, this is a very worthy addition to the metallica collection. This album matches Kill em all at best.Mew No More StoriesmewithoutYou Ten Storiesloved this on first listen. Probably will grow like every other mwY release.Minus the Bear Menos El OsoMinus the Bear Planet of IceMisery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum HeartModern Life Is War My Love. My Way.Morbid Angel Altars of MadnessMournful Congregation The Book of KingsMr. Bungle Mr BungleMuse AbsolutionNails Abandon All LifeNausea ExtinctionAmy Miret is awesomeness.rYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 characters.Necrophagist EpitaphNecrophagist Onset of PutrefactionSimply the best tech death out there in my opinion, the riffs and solos are simply mind blowing whilst the vocals never lose their brutality, a fantastic albumNeurosis Souls at ZeroNeurosis Times of GraceNeurosis Given to the RisingNokturnal Mortum Goat HornsNokturnal Mortum The Voice of SteelOceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float UpOff Minor InnominateOff Minor Some BloodOpeth MorningriseOpeth DeliveranceOpeth DamnationOpeth WatershedPain Of Salvation Remedy LanePain Of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1Pallbearer Sorrow And ExtinctionPanopticon CollapsePanopticon Social DisservicesPaysage d'Hiver SteineichePaysage d'Hiver WinterkaeltePeste Noire La Sanie des siecles - Panegyrique de laPorcupine Tree Fear of a Blank PlanetPortal VexovoidPunch PunchPurtenance Member of Immortal DamnationRadiohead Kid ARise Against The Sufferer and the WitnessRush Moving PicturesRush 2112Rush A Farewell to KingsSatyricon Nemesis DivinaScale The Summit The CollectiveThis certaintly aint no Master of Puppets Enderski.Sinister Cross the StyxSinister HateSkepticism AlloySlayer Reign in BloodSlayer South of HeavenSlipknot 9.0: LiveSlowdive SouvlakiSpock's Beard The LightStench of Decay Where Death and Decay ReignSuffocation Pierced from WithinSuffocation Effigy of the ForgottenSuis La Lune Suis La Lune/Osceola Split 7"Suis La Lune keep getting better and better at melding their progressively more aggressive screamo with their typically beautiful post rock melodies. Best screamo band around right now and super stoked for their new album this year.Supertramp Even In the Quietest MomentsSwallow The Sun HopeSwans The Great AnnihilatorThe Dear Hunter BlackThe Dear Hunter IndigoThe Dear Hunter OrangeThe Dear Hunter WhiteThe Decemberists Her Majesty the DecemberistsMost underrated Decemberists album.
Your soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersThe Decemberists Castaways and CutoutsThe Decemberists The King Is Deadwith 2010 about to end, 2011 has already kicked off so to speak with a bang. The Decemberists have once again changed their direction and sound with a more folk driven album with nods to country and celtic music. It seems as though they have gone back to their fun driven tunes of Picaresque/Castaways but with a twist, showing that the Decemberists have not gone back to the past rather they are a band that have far from ran out of ideas yet. Their 4th fantastic album in a row.The Devin Townsend Project KiThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerThe Faceless AkeldamaThe Fall of Troy The Fall of TroyThe Fall of Troy DoppelgangerThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Ocean PrecambrianThe Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving DoorsThe Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Huntexcellent album throughout, if a lil hyperboled. Great songwriting throughout. The only criticism i have is that his voice can get a bit overpowering at times, but when restraint is used, its gorgeous.Thrice The Illusion of SafetyThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & IIThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IVTim Hecker Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It AgainTim Hecker An Imaginary CountryTim Hecker Radio AmorTim Hecker Dropped PianosTorture Chain Time is but a Doorway to the IncineratorTrioscapes Separate RealitiesTrophy Scars Hospital MusicUlcerate The Destroyers of AllUndergang Indhentet af DødenUnexpect Fables of the Sleepless EmpireVales ClarityVinterland Welcome My Last ChapterVinterriket LichtschleierWalknut Graveforests And Their ShadowsWarning Watching from a DistanceWeekend Nachos TortureWeekend Nachos WorthlessWindir ArntorWindir LikferdWintersun WintersunWolves in the Throne Room Black Cascadegoing back to a more traditional sounding style, WITTR continue to show why they are one of the best black metal bands of this generation. Fantastic Album.Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial LineageWoods of Desolation Sorh [Ep]Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond ReasonWormrot AbuseWormrot DirgeWorship Last CD Before DoomsdayWorship DooomYes The Yes AlbumZomby Dedication3.5 great65daysofstatic One Time for All TimeAbhorrence AbhorrenceAdversarial Prophetic Plain of Abyssal RevelationAfter the Burial Rareform (Re-release)Agalloch Marrow Of The SpiritAgalloch Faustian EchoesAlcest Souvenirs d'un autre MondeAll That Remains The Fall of IdealsAltar Of Plagues White TombAmon Amarth Surtur RisingAmon Amarth being Amon Amarth, and thats all you could ever ask for.Amon Amarth Deceiver of the GodsAnata The Conductor's DepartureAnimals as Leaders Animals as LeadersAntediluvian Through the Cervix of HawaahArch Enemy Doomsday MachineAsh Borer 2009 DemoAsh Borer Ash BorerAstra The Black ChordAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandAtheist Piece of TimeAtoma SkylightAugury Fragmentary EvidenceAugury certainly have the potential to make beautiful music. Jupiter to ignite and oversee the rebirth are 2 of the best songs ive heard all year. However unfortunately whilst being great the rest of the album doesnt live up to the brilliance of those 2 songs. Despite this, Augury maybe a band to look out for in the future.August Burns Red LevelerAvenged Sevenfold City of EvilAxis of Light By the Hands of the Consuming FireAzarath Blasphemers' MaledictionsBaring Teeth AtrophyBe'lakor Stone's ReachBehemoth The ApostasyBehemoth EvangelionBetween The Buried And Me Between the Buried and MeBlack Breath Sentenced To LifeBlack Swan Black Swan (In 8 Movements)Black Swan The Quiet Divide Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-EarthBlut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the StarsBolt Thrower The IVth CrusadeBorn Of Osiris The Discoverywhere the hell did this come from? so much better than THA and PTH's new albums. Surprise of the year.Botch We Are the RomansBurst OrigoBurzum FilosofemCancer Death Shall RiseChildren of Bodom Something WildChildren of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?Chvrches RecoverCity of Caterpillar City of CaterpillarCloudkicker ]]][[[Coalesce OXConducting From the Grave When Legends Become DustConverge All We Love We Leave BehindConvulse World Without GodCounterparts The Current Will Carry UsCradle of Filth Dusk... and Her Embracewait? A cradle of filth album that actually sounds solid? dusk in her embrace is a great album, full of atmosphere, chaos and brutality but i still cant get over dani's vocals sometimes, but alot better than their other albums for sure.Cynic FocusDangers Messy, Isn't It?Defeated Sanity Passages Into DeformityDepartures Green Turns To Red, Then Turns To GoldDimmu Borgir In Sorte Diabolimore of the same from Dimmu, alot better than Death Cult Armageddon which i just couldnt get into, however this album is not much different in variation from their previous albums to consider it any higher than a 3.5Disillusion Back To Times Of SplendorDodecahedron DodecahedronDraconian Where Lovers MournDraconian Arcane Rain FellDream Theater Train of ThoughtDream Theater OctavariumIts such a shame this album is not like the last 2 songs. Octavarium has a very weird mixture of songs. The Root of all Evil and the Answer Lies Within are very Average tracks at best, Thankfully These Walls picks the album up and is a very good track. This leads on to by far the worst track on the album I walk beside you which sounds like a horrible tribute to Muse, downright awful. Panic Attack then picks up from where These Walls was good and produces a great track to the album. But its the last 2 songs which bumps up the rating. Sacrificed Sons is one the most emotionally driven DT songs ever done about Terrorism and War, its an exceptional song which gives the album some lease of life.
The climax song Octavarium is an absolutely amazing closing track and possibly the best DT song ive heard. Its not short of influences like Pink Floyd and Rush however its defo still DT. The solo by Petrucci at the end is immense, filled with so much emotion and passion and proves Petrucci is not all about speed and technical ability, he still remains one of my favourite guitarists out there. Its just a shame the rest of the album doesnt live up to the final 2 tracks.Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of EventsAlbum isnt really a dramatic turn of events so to speak. What it is is an album that proves DT can go on without Portnoy. A very solid addition to DT's already very long album list. Let's see where they go from here.Drowningman Rock And Roll Killing MachineDrudkh Blood In Our WellsDrudkh Autumn AuroraEarth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light IIElliott Smith Elliott SmithEmerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgerydespite having 2 songs which for a lack of a better word, suck. I can't deny the complexity and uniqueness of this album's arrangements and complex structures. Emerson's piano arrangements and skill is nothing short of amazing. Whilst this album is not totally consistent, the karn evil tracks more than make up for the couple of short bad tracks. Thoroughly entertaining album.Emerson, Lake and Palmer TarkusEncoffination O Hell, Shine In Thy Whited SepulchresFalls of Rauros The Light That Dwells In Rotten WoodFightstar Grand UnificationFleshgod Apocalypse OraclesFunebrarum The Sleep of Morbid DreamsFunebrarum/Undergang ????????????Funeral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in ConversationFuneral for a Friend HoursFuneral Whore Step Into DamnationGarden of Shadows Heart of the Coronawho ever put this album up needs to put the album pic up. Genesis A Trick of the TailGlassjaw Worship and TributeGod Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is BrightGorod Process of a New DeclineGrand Belial's Key Judeobeast AssassinationGreen Carnation Light of Day, Day of DarknessGwynbleidd NostalgiaHave Heart The Things We CarryHorrendous The ChillsHORSE the band Desperate LivingHypocrisy A Taste Of Extreme DivinityIgnivomous ContragenesisIkuinen Kaamos ClosureImmolation Failures for GodsImmolation Dawn of PossessionIn Flames ColonyIn Flames Come ClarityIn Mourning MonolithIn Mourning The Weight of OceansIn Vain MantraInsomnium Since the Day It All Came DownInsomnium are the best melodic death metal band of the 21st century is bar none. This and Above the weeping world are two of the best melodic albums of this century so far, if not the best. Get them albums now.Intronaut PrehistoricismsIntronaut Valley of SmokeInverloch Dusk|SubsideIron Lung Sexless //No SexIron Maiden Dance of DeathIsis PanopticonIsis In the Absence of TruthJack Johnson In Between DreamsJoanna Newsom Have One on MeJohn Talabot FinJohnny Truant In the Library of Horrific EventsKarnivool Sound AwakeKatatonia Night Is the New DayKhoma A Final StormKrypts Unending DegradationLamb of God SacramentLaura Marling I Speak Because I CanLess Than Jake AnthemLess Than Jake Hello RockviewLight Bearer LapsusLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLostprophets The Fake Sound Of ProgressMalevolent Creation RetributionMasterplan AeronauticsMastodon Blood MountainMegadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?Megadeth EndgameMeshuggah KolossmewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's allMiasmal MiasmalMinus the Bear Highly Refined PiratesMinus the Bear OmniMisery Signals MirrorsMitochondrion ParasignosisMorbid Angel Blessed Are the SickMutiny Within Mutiny WithinN.W.A. Straight Outta ComptonNoah and the Whale The First Days of SpringOh, Sleeper Children of FireOpeth OrchidPanopticon On the Subject of MortalityPaysage d'Hiver NachtPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalDespite the horrendous album name, Periphery have produced a maturer and much more focused sophomore album which whilst has not gotten away too much from their core sound has produced much more memorable storywriting and moments throughout. Whilst it is not an entirely consistent listen what it is is a hell of a lot of fun.Pg. 99 Document #8Pharoahe Monch DesirePig Destroyer Phantom LimbPJ Harvey Let England ShakePorcupine Tree Lightbulb SunPorcupine Tree The IncidentPortal SwarthPrimordial The Gathering WildernessProtest The Hero KeziaProtest The Hero FortressRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesThere are simply too many sub par songs (for RATM standards, still great by any means) for this to be considered alongside RATM self-titled as one of the greatest albums of the 90's. However songs like 'Testify', 'Guerilla Radio', 'Calm like a Bomb', 'Mic Check' and 'Maria' are Classics and make this a worthy addition to the RATM discography.Revocation Empire of the ObsceneRippikoulu Musta SeremoniaRosetta A Determinism of MoralityRush Permanent WavesScale The Summit Carving Desert CanyonsShining (SWE) VI - KlagopsalmerSIG:AR:TYR Beyond The North WindsSigh Scenes from HellSigur Ros Takk...Silverstein Discovering the WaterfrontSkepticism FarmakonSkyharbor Blinding White Noise: Illusion & ChaosThis is a Djent album done right which there isn't too many of them. Very solid album here.Slayer Hell AwaitsSomething Corporate NorthState Faults Desolate PeaksStench of Decay Visions Beyond DeathStone Sour Come What(ever) MaySubstructure MonolithSuffocation SuffocationSufjan Stevens IllinoisSun of the Blind SkullreaderSunn O))) Black OneSunn O))) Monoliths and DimensionsSylosis Conclusion of an AgeThe Chasm Farseeing the Paranormal AbysmThe Contortionist ExoplanetThe Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River NorthThe Dear Hunter BlueThe Dear Hunter MigrantThe Devin Townsend Project DeconstructionMost of this album rules and has some of the best songs of this year so far. Too bad the title track is fucking awful otherwise i would rate this even higher.The Devin Townsend Project GhostThe Faceless Planetary DualityThe Mars Volta NoctourniquetThe Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation AnthropomorphicThe National Cherry TreeThe Ocean AnthropocentricThe Ocean PelagialThe Red Chord Prey for EyesThe Saddest Landscape After The LightsThrice VheissuThrice BeggarsTrivium AscendancyTrivium ShogunTrophy Scars Never Born, Never DeadUndergang Til Doden Os SkillerUntil Your Heart Stops ErrorsVerse Bitter Clarity, Uncommon GraceWatch Me Fall WornWeakling Dead as DreamsWeekend Nachos Punish and DestroyWeekend Nachos Black EarthWrath and Rapture Wrath and RaptureThese guys have potential to be something special.Yes FragileZomby Where Were U In '92?3.0 goodAbhorrence Vulgar NecrolatryAmon Amarth Versus the WorldAmorphis SkyforgerAmplifier The OctopusAnberlin New SurrenderArchitects RuinAtheist ElementsAtreyu A Deathgrip On YesterdayAutopsy Macabre EternalBattle Dagorath Ancient WraithBehemoth SatanicaBlaspherian Allegiance to the Will of DamnationBleeding Through Bleeding ThroughBroken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock RecordBurzum BelusThe Burzum of 2010 was always going to be a different from the Burzum of 1994 which produced the now legendary Hvis Lyset Tar Oss. The traditional black metal tremolo-picking riffs are still there and the production is still in the vain Vikernes' earlier work. However Belus is an album which shows the signs of a Burzum that has evolved and moved on with the times. The album as a whole is very much riff based and has distinct lack of ambience from the previous releases, whilst that takes out the fact that sometimes in the past Vikernes went a bit overboard with it, it does take out a unique factor which made Burzum so prominent. The Longer songs on this album tend to drag on too long especially the 11 min 'Glemselens Elv'. Vikernes doesn't seem to have the ability like he did on Hvis Lyset Tar Oss to produce a song over 10 mins with only 3 or 4 riffs used at a time to really work. Despite this however there are positives to take out this album, the amount of melody is very surprising and un-burzum like but comes across as a breath of fresh air and something new and inspiring to the Burzum sound. The focus and engagement of riffs has certaintly allowed Vikernes to come up with some new riffs, a couple i never thought he would be capable of producing and implementing in an album to make it work. The harsh vocals do seem to lose some of that unique edge, but are solid nonetheless. Overall Vikernes has nothing to be ashamed of, he said he was gonna produce a black metal album and a Burzum album of 2010 and he certaintly did. A solid and a bit surprising album, but still one in the shadows of his previous work.Camel CamelCoheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine BladeThis album proves that coheed in their pop-punk/post hardcore direction does not work. It is way too light and proves claudio's vocals to be annoying on this album as well as underdeveloped. Overrated, however this does show a sign of things to come for the development of Coheed's sound.Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black RainbowCynic Traced in AirDark Tranquillity We Are The VoidDeafheaven SunbatherDeerhunter Halcyon DigestDestroyer KaputtDissection ReinkaosDrudkh Eternal Turn of the WheelEisley The ValleyEminem RecoveryEvery Time I Die Ex LivesEvoken Antithesis of LightExplosions in the Sky How Strange, InnocenceFallujah The Harvest WombsFang Island Fang IslandFlourishing The Sum of All FossilsFlyleaf FlyleafForest Like a Blaze Above the AshesGnostic Engineering the RuleGorod A Perfect AbsolutionGrouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a HillImmolation Kingdom of ConspiracyImmortal Sons of Northern DarknessIncantation Primordial DominationIncantation Vanquish in VengeanceInsect Warfare Endless Execution Thru Violent Restit...James Blake James BlakeJob for a Cowboy Ruinationwell its an improvement on the borefest that was genesis and the downright horrible Doom. This doesnt take away from the fact that is just an average Tech-Death Album. Good but not great.Killswitch Engage Alive or Just BreathingKing Crimson In the Wake of PoseidonKrypts KryptsLaura Radio Swan is DownLindsey Stirling Lindsey StirlingLinkin Park MeteoraMachine Head The BlackeningMala Mala In CubaMastodon The HunterMayhem De Mysteriis Dom SathanasMetallica Death MagneticMirrorthrone Carriers of DustNapalm Death ScumNeurosis A Sun That Never SetsNile Annihilation of the Wickedtheir technality and sheer brutality is amazing, unfortnately about half the album is god damn boring, although the first 2 songs kick ass, and PLEASE FGS DONT DO LONG SONGS BECAUSE THEY ARE BORING ME TO DEATH.Obscura CosmogenesisOrphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)Periphery PeripheryPeriphery according to some can be compared as a 'more melodic meshuggah' and to some extent i agree. Yet despite the heavy Meshuggah influence and chugging, Periphery expand beyond that, way beyond that with futuristic electronic beats and atmosphere, capitivating intertwined melodies and some of the best clean sections you will hear all year. It is true that Periphery wear some of their influences on their sleeve but they do not go into the realms of a carbon copy, using their influences in a sophiscated way, creating an album which has the feeling of familiarity but also the notion of innovation and uniqueness. Periphery, hopefully have a long and bright future ahead of them.Peste Noire L'Ordure a l'etat PurPorcupine Tree SignifyPorcupine Tree DeadwingPorcupine Tree Up the DownstairPorcupine Tree The Sky Moves SidewaysPulling Teeth FuneraryRise Against EndgameScar Symmetry Dark Matter DimensionsThe departure of Christian Alvestam brought about questions about Scar Symmetry's future. 2009 sees that they do have the potential to be better without Christian, however a year after Holographic Universe, Dark Matter Dimensions feels like a rushed affair. Some songwriting elements especially with the clean verses are in need of serious repair and ruins some aspects of most of the songs. However some solid growls, clean choruses and solos in the most part save this album from being a complete disaster. 'The Iconcolast' particular shows that Scar Symmetry have the potential to take their sound to the next level. One must feel if they took more time working on their songwriting, focused the solos more on the emotions of the song like their past albums instead of the technical wankfest in this album and worked on the clean singing verses that this could have been a serious success, there are some truly outstanding and memorable moments in this album if one has the patience to listen in full . However what we are left with is a band looking to fufil the potential they have created themselves after the departure of their original vocalist. Maybe the next album is where they pull everything together.Sigur Ros BrennisteinnSkillet ComatoseSlayer World Painted BloodSlipknot SlipknotSlipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)Something Corporate Leaving Through The WindowSteven Wilson InsurgentesStorm Corrosion Storm CorrosionStructures All of the AboveSuffocation Blood OathTalk Talk Laughing StockThe Absence Riders of the PlagueThe Chariot One WingThe Dear Hunter RedThe Decemberists The TainThe Dillinger Escape Plan Ire WorksThe Gaslight Anthem The 59 SoundThe Mars Volta OctahedronThis or the Apocalypse Dead YearsThomas Giles PulseThree Days Grace One-XTouche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And MeTriumvirat Illusions On A Double DimpleWaxahatchee Cerulean Salt2.5 averageAfter the Burial In DreamsIts a shame to see a band with much potential fall by the way side and that is the case with After the Burial. Gone are the inventive leads, solos and progressive leanings once written in rareform. Instead ATB have embraced the meshuggah tendecies which were tasteful in rareform which have become the forefront of In Dreams. Unfortunately whilst their songwriting has definitely become more consistent,they fail to build on their new direction and become lost in a sea of mediocre and boring meshuggah-esque chugging, polyrythms and juns.
ATB could of made this work,whilst the vocals are still as kick ass as ever, they fail to deliver any long lasting memorable moments like presented in rareform: in short, theres nothing that stands out as anything but average and the uniqueness they once had in rareform is almost non-existent. And don't get me started on the breakdowns...not only are they generic as hell, they are bad...bad placement, bad execution, bad everything, they make no impact and are laughable, it would be better to take then out altogether.Anathema JudgementAngels and Airwaves I-EmpireAnnotations Of An Autopsy II: The Reign of DarknessAugust Burns Red MessengersAvenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh TrumpetBaroness Blue RecordBlut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)Breaking Benjamin Dear Agonybreaking benjamin rehash the same old shit they always ever did... evidence that mainstream rock is more watered down than ever.Bullet For My Valentine The PoisonBullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireCeremony Violence ViolenceChildren of Bodom Relentless Reckless ForeverCormorant MetazoaCradle of Filth Bitter Suites to SuccubiCult of Luna VertikalDecapitated Carnival Is ForeverDefeater Letters HomeDethklok Dethalbum IIDevil Sold His Soul A Fragile HopeDimmu Borgir Death Cult ArmageddonDismember The God That Never WasDivine Heresy Bringer of PlaguesDream Theater Systematic ChaosDream Theater Dream TheaterEnslaved VertebraeGreen Day American IdiotGrimes VisionsHigh on Fire De Vermis MysteriisIn Flames Reroute to RemainIn Flames Soundtrack to Your EscapeIselia Life From Dead LimbsJob for a Cowboy DemonocracyMetallica LoadMnemic Sons Of The SystemMono Hymn To The Immortal WindMouth of the Architect DawningNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaNightwish Dark Passion PlayNile IthyphallicNine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralOpeth HeritagePorcupine Tree Stupid DreamProtest The Hero Scurrilousfor the most part, a huge pile of meh. And now ill fill this space up so i have more than 50 characters.Rosetta The AnaestheteSigh Hangman's HymnSigur Ros ValtariSlint SpiderlandSlint without a doubt are pioneers and are important in their own right for helping spawn the genre that is post rock. However whilst i respect that, i do not get what is so special about this album. Whilst this album does share notable characteristics with modern post rock, whatever promising moments there are in this album are washed away by a sea of mediocrity, overdrawn and boring repetitiveness not to mention a horribly annoying voice. The fact that this helped spawn some of the best post rock bands around is the only reason why this album holds any resemblence in my opinion. A foothold in post rock this is, a great album this is not.Spawn of Possession IncursoKings of Technical Death Metal? LOL. Someone doesn't know Gorguts.Suffocation Pinnacle of BedlamThe Amity Affliction Chasing GhostsThe Antlers Burst ApartThe Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Belowthis is not a terrible album by any means, its painfully average, which at times is worse, particularly seeing as the clean vocals are pretty pleasant, unfortunately TDWP fall into the trap of mediocre breakdowns and the same song structure over and over which brings nothing new to the genre. They could of exploited the synth and keyboards to add more atmosphere but it adds nothing to the music. Dissappointing in some ways but not in others seeing the reputation they have at the moment.The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throneill admit the new TWDP has a few nice ideas and the shouting vocals are a nice variation and change but other than that its still another average TWDP album. Hilariously bad screams, overproduced cleans and oversaturated and mostly badly played generic breakdowns.The Faceless AutotheismThe Human Abstract Digital VeilThis is such a boring album.The Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Prodigy Invaders Must DieThree Days Grace Three Days GraceThreshold HypotheticalTool LateralusTrap Them Darker HandcraftTrivium Ember to InfernoVolumes The Concept Of DreamingWodensthrone Loss2.0 poorArkaea Years in the DarknessAs I Lay Dying The Powerless RiseAtreyu The CurseAvenged Sevenfold Waking the FallenBeheading Of A King Quasar: Preserving LegacyBrand New DaisyIm all for bands that change their style and experiment. However this album is a perfect example of a band changing their style for the worse. One of the biggest dissappointments of the year.Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In PeopleBury Tomorrow The Union Of CrownsCannibal Corpse Tomb of the MutilatedI only gave a 2 based on the instruments, if it was the vocals alone this would be a 1.rI only gave a 2 based on the instruments, if it was the vocals alone this would be a 1.rI only gave a 2 based on the instruments, if it was the vocals alone this would be a 1.rI only gave a 2 based on the instruments, if it was the vocals alone this would be a 1.rI only gave a 2 based on the instruments, if it was the vocals alone this would be a 1.Children of Bodom BlooddrunkExtremely dissappointing album, because AYDY wasnt as bad as people were saying in my opinion i thought this album would still be a decent listen, i was wrong, this is boring, uninspired and downright terrible at times, theres a few moments from a couple of songs which have a glimpse of what bodom are about, tie my rope and banned from heaven are decent songs, but nowhere near the level of even AYDY. A very dissappointing album, its clear bodom are now far away from the glory days of hatebreeder and follow the reaper. At least for now.Circa Survive Blue Sky NoiseCradle of Filth NymphetamineCradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's ThunderDemon Hunter The World Is A ThornDragonForce Inhuman RampageDragonForce The Power WithinFive Finger Death Punch Way Of The FistFuneral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell ThemselvesGojira The Way of All FleshHeart In Hand Almost ThereIn Flames A Sense of PurposeIt Dies Today SirensIt Dies Today LividityIf you like music thats been done 100000000000000000 before then this the album for you. Otherwise its best to avoid.Job for a Cowboy GenesisLinkin Park Minutes To MidnightMetallica ReloadModest Mouse The Moon & AntarcticaMonuments GnosisMy Chemical Romance Three Cheers For Sweet RevengeMy Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought...My Chemical Romance The Black ParadeObituary Slowly We RotOf Virtue HeartsoundsOrphaned Land The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriORPanopticon KentuckyPink Floyd The WallSet Fire to Flames Telegraphs in Negative/Mouths Trapped inSlipknot All Hope Is GoneSylosis MonolithThe Contortionist IntrinsicA lot of great ideas sloppily put together that lack any sort of coherency. The rContortionist tried to really expand their progressive sound whilst maintaining their rdeathcore heaviness but seem really out of their element here. Disappointing album.The Destro Harmony of DiscordThe Devil Wears Prada PlaguesThe Devil Wears Prada ZombieThe Ocean Heliocentricnew singer, new sound, just as bad if not worse than Precambrian. This is progression?The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The OmegaTimes of Grace The Hymn of a Broken ManJesse might be a better vocalist than Howard, but that doesnt save this album from being hugely forgettable.Trivium In Waves1.5 very poorArchitects The Here and NowIm all for change in a band's sound even if it becomes more streamlined and mainstream. A great example of this is DEP's latest which actually turns out to be a success and imo their best and most complete work. This change of sound however from Architects absolutely fails not only to improve the sound of the band in general but fails to succeed in what it wants to achieve. In essence, this album sounds like Architects trying to be a post-hardcore band, rather than a band actually becoming one.
This new direction definitely does not suit this band one bit and although their old technical metal style was not particularly breath-taking, they would definitely be better off reinventing that sound rather than trying to take on a completely new sound which does not work for them. A very bad album from a band who showed some great potential on Nightmares.As I Lay Dying Frail Words CollapseAtreyu Lead Sails Paper AnchorAtreyu The Congregation Of The DamnedBury Your Dead It's Nothing PersonalCradle of Filth ThornographyDeath Grips The Money StoreDragonForce Ultra BeatdownInhuman Rampage part 2: even more wankery and crappy song writing than ever before! all for $10.99 at your local store!Fall Out Boy From Under The Cork TreeGreen Day 21st Century BreakdownBoring, Generic, Uninsipired, unlistenable, barely a very poor album. American Idiot was good in parts but Green day have taken it to another level with this album. A American Idiot B-Side at best.Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage IILimp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish...MyChildren MyBride UnbreakableMyChildren MyBride: do you attempt to do anything remotely original?Porcupine Tree MetanoiaSuicide Silence The CleansingSuicide Silence No Time to BleedTesseracT Altered StateTrivium The CrusadeBefore this album i was a big Trivium fan, and at first i didnt think this album was that bad, but this album is seriously bland, repititive and at times tedious. The solos seem to be technical at the sake of being technical, theres no emotion shown in the solos like shown in ascendancy, one of the that albums strong points, whats worse is the vocals, forget whether they are metallica cloned, the vocals are downright horrible, no variation, nothing, the harshness of these vocals are laughable. There are positives, tread the floods, becoming the dragon and to the rats are decent songs with some good moments, but for every tread the floods theres too many anthems.Trivium Vengeance FallsUsher Confessions1.0 awfulAvenged Sevenfold Avenged SevenfoldAfter the well acclaimed City of Evil, this album pretty much kills the progress of sound A7X made with city of evil, this is a lackluster album at best with some absolutely terrible songs, as well as country done bad, A piece of Heaven is the worst song i have heard in a while, get city of evil and avoid this at all costs.brokeNCYDE BC 13 EPCradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made FleshCryptopsy The Unspoken KingDesign the Skyline NevaehEmmure FelonyHawthorne Heights The Silence In Black And WhiteI Killed The Prom Queen When Goodbye Means ForeverJob for a Cowboy DoomMetallica St. AngerBy a mile the worst metallica album ever and possibly one of the worst albums seen in Metal music, it's a travesty that metallica went from world beaters to Garbage like this.Susan Boyle I Dreamed a DreamThe most tiring album ever. I have to put up with this album all the time because of my mum...its a chore and a nightmare to get through everytime.The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful DiscordWaking The Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromanglerone of the most awful bands ive ever heard and do nothing for a genre which is seen as generic and damn right awful by many. The only good thing i can say is that they give me the lols. They are that bad.
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