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5.0 classic
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Claude-Michel Schönberg Les Misérables (musical)
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Hans Zimmer The Lion King
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell

4.5 superb
A Wilhelm Scream Career Suicide
AC/DC Back in Black
Agalloch The Mantle
Anilah Warrior
Bumped my rating because this is beautiful.
Ash Borer Ash Borer
This is....really good.
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Dethklok The Doomstar Requiem
Not enough Toki
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Edge of Sanity When All Is Said
Equilibrium Sagas
Fell Voices Fell Voices
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
It's Godspeed! It's epic. It's a 4.5. Surprise.
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Leech If We Get There One Day...
Nails Unsilent Death
NOFX The Decline
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Petrychor Dryad
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
A major step up from their previous record, Tekeli-Li is everything one could want from an ratmospheric black metal record. The record sounds full with a palpable atmosphere, and the rsongwriting is concise and never tedious. My favorite black metal record of the year as of rthis writing. Definitely going to see this on a lot of end-of-year lists (and if not, it'll rbe a shame).
Weakling Dead as Dreams
Windir 1184
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters

4.0 excellent
40 Watt Sun The Inside Room
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
A Winged Victory for the Sullen Atomos
Abigail Williams Becoming
AC/DC Highway to Hell
AC/DC The Razors Edge
AC/DC High Voltage (International)
AC/DC T.N.T.
AC/DC Live
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Melancholic Agalloch plus Wolves in the Throne Room black metal is win.
Alda :Tahoma:
Cascadian wittr worship of folk singing forests metal m/
Alpha Male Tea Party Droids
It's like they took the groovy riffs from Pelican and the mathy post-rock from Cloudkicker and smashed them together. This riffs hard, has plenty of atmosphere, and is all-around fun. Get it.
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Aoria The Constant
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Ardour Loom Demo
It's like Fauna's Avifauna if you trade out the folky bits for post-rock. Really good
atmospheric/post-bm from the US. Really obscure demo, you can find a rough rip on youtube.

3.7/5
Ash Borer 2009 Demo
Ash Borer Tour Rehearsal Demo
Ash Borer and Fell Voices Split
Ayr Nothing Left to Give
Ayr Eternal Sustain
Ayr Circling
Bad Religion Suffer
Bad Religion No Control
Baroness Blue Record
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Black Monolith Passenger
Deafheaven's former touring guitarist humbly ponders what it would be like if Deafheaven played punk.
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath The Dio Years
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Bloodbath The Wacken Carnage
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue With The Stars
Bosse-de-Nage All Fours
A contender.
Brontide Artery
Fun! Groovy! Disco? No! Post-rocking!
Carcass Heartwork
Christicide Upheaval of the Soul
Tired of that "experimental," pseudo-intellectual bologna that passes for "black metal"
these days? Christicide is the answer to your problem. No positivity, no hazy, uplifting
guitars--only straight, unyielding black metal.

Dynamic songwriting complimented by a slew of interesting riffs make this "orthodox" album
definitely worth the time of every black metal fan.
Cloudkicker Beacons
Cloudkicker The Map Is Not the Territory
Cloudkicker Portmanteau
Cloudkicker ]]][[[
Cloudkicker The Discovery
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Subsume
Ben Sharp doing what he does best. Did you expect anything less?
Cloudkicker Live with Intronaut
Aside from a few problems here and there, this is a fantastic live record. Three guitarists ftw.
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge can borrow my fancy suits because this suits my fancy. None for you, Nancy Drew.
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
Dawn Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)
Dead Can Dance Anastasis
Deafheaven 2010 Demo
Band is pretty great.
Deafheaven Libertine Dissolves / Daedalus
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Deathspell Omega Kenose
Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires Circvmspice
Deathspell Omega Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum
Decapitated The Negation
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Dimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dio Holy Diver
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Echtra Sky Burial
No longer simply devoted to the ritual of repetition, Echtra experiments this time around by
creating a more organic and enveloping atmosphere through instrumental layering and
drastically improved songwriting. Where the band's previous works used repetition to create
an atmosphere of spiritual transcendence, they never really went anywhere, whereas
Sky Burial not only pulls the listener in to its spiritual world, but takes them on a
journey through it. This music moves and grows, changes.

Easily the best material released under this moniker. For fans of folk, drone, and ambient
music.
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Ensiferum Victory Songs
Ensiferum Iron
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
False Untitled EP
How is this "overlong"???? Girl you cray cray
Fauna Avifauna
Easily the best record of their career, Avifauna takes the best parts of the band's signature lengthy black metal/folk style and crafts it into three 17+ minute epics. Where "Rain" saw the band slowly evolve over the course of an hour, "Avifauna" sees the band experiment with more structured songwriting, giving each of the main tracks enough repetition to immerse the listener in the band's signature hypnotic atmosphere, with enough variance to always keep things interesting.
Fell Voices Untitled
Forteresse / Chasse-Galerie / Monarque / Csejthe Légendes
Foxing The Albatross
Fyrnask Eldir Nótt
Kid tested tested; Noctus approved!

Only track I don't really dig is Saltrian. This is fantastic, dense atmospheric black metal.
Gates Bloom and Breathe
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Graves (NZ) Fides Ad Nauseam
All hail Nails' successors.
Hammock Departure Songs
Hammock Oblivion Hymns
Tie me down, put anchors on my feet so I don't float away like a cloud in this dream.
Hammock Chasing After Shadows...Living with the Ghosts
Hope Drone Hope Drone
Deafheaven without all the rather flamboyant parts. If you want something a bit grittier
than Sunbather then Hope Drone's s/t is your album.
Horseback Piedmont Apocrypha
Hypocrisy Virus
Hypocrisy A Taste of Extreme Divinity
Ictus Imperivm
Ignite Our Darkest Days
Impaled Northern Moonforest Impaled Northern Moonforest
Into Eternity Buried in Oblivion
Isis Panopticon
Jeff Bridges Sleeping Tapes
I will never get a bad night's sleep from now on.
Kalmah They Will Return
Kalmah The Black Waltz
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
You know when you're listening to the radio and you go out of range from a particular channel, and
a second channel begins randomly taking over the first? 'Program Music I' does that with modern
classical and post-rock, randomly glitching between the two, as well as generally combining them
at points. Both lengthy tracks reach their high points when their string instruments combine
with up-beat drumming to create a very uplifting, 'dancey' vibe.
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Krallice Years Past Matter
Lagwagon Hoss
Leech [US] Ten Black Hymns
Les Discrets Live at Roadburn
Fursy's voice is fantastic live and so is the rest of the band on this album. Les Discrets will be changing their style on upcoming albums, so this 'last hurrah' as a rock/metal outfit is a great one.
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Lethian Dreams Red Silence Lodge
Atmospheric female-fronted doom. Here, the female voice functions as another instrument, another layer to the wall of melancholy. At parts it sounds like Alcest, only better than Alcest.
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
Lowercase Noises This Is For Our Sins
Wonderful ambient music. There's even a wonderfully used banjo.
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Maybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah I
Metallica Master of Puppets
. w00t.
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Mr. Beast
Slide Guitar is Mogwai
Monarque Lys Noir
Blastbeats and keyboards in a very well-done good way.
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel Covenant
Mr. Bungle California
Nadja Queller
Yeah it's all good and stuff melody drones riff wow such atmospheric
Nails Abandon All Life
This album just punched me in the face, and I'm OK with that.
Nebelung Vigil
Nhor Within the Darkness Between the Starlight
Nightingale Nightfall Overture
Nine Covens On The Dawning Of Light
NOFX So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
Of Solitude and Solemn Starlight's Guide
Old-fashioned doomy post-rock. Or is it post-rocky doom? It has slow guitars and lots of
great moody melodies--you get the idea.
Off With Their Heads Home
Olafur Arnalds Living Room Songs
Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth The Candlelight Years
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth Lamentations
Paramnesia Ce que dit la bouche d'ombre
This is basically old Ash Borer with better production values. If you liked that kind of
black metal, then this band is one to remember in the coming days.
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Very good.
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
Paysage d'Hiver Nacht
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pompeii Loom
Pretty indie with some shoegazy post-rockiness that is so pretty and chill rrggggh 4/5
Radagast An Earthly Sacrament
Excellent Cascadian-brand black metal/folk. Think similar to Fauna's "Rain," but in only twenty-three minutes.
Red Sparowes At The Soundless Dawn
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Rotten Sound Exit
Rotten Sound Cycles
Rotting Christ Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
Samael Passage
Saor Aura
Saor Roots
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Silencer (SWE) Death - Pierce Me
Skyfire Mind Revolution
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Slowdive Souvlaki
Soul Cycle Soul Cycle II
Soul Cycle Soul Cycle
Steel Panther All You Can Eat
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Swans To Be Kind
I'm just a little boy!rHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
System of a Down Toxicity
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Testament The Formation of Damnation
Testament The Gathering
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Great Old Ones Al Azif
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Oh Hellos Through The Deep, Dark Valley
The Oh Hellos The Oh Hellos
The Secret Solve Et Coagula
The Secret Agnus Dei
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Threnos By Blood and By Earth
One of the fathers of the American Cascadian black metal scene. And, even though their time
together was short, they will remain to be known as both one of the finer and more
influential black metal acts from the last decade.
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Toh Kay The Hand That Thieves
Tonight Alive What Are You So Scared Of?
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Trist (GER) Hin-Fort
Twilight Monument To Time End
Typhoon (USA-OR) White Lighter
Unru Split with Paramnesia
Ash Borer/Fell Voices II: Elekrieg Boogaloo
Vektor Outer Isolation
Verwustung Soft Hands, Pale Moon
One great 20-minute slab of atmospheric black metal, drenched in ambience.
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows
Warning Watching from a Distance
Wedrujacy Wiatr Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
The Polish WittR.
William Ryan Fritch Revisionist
Windir Arntor
Windir Soknardalr
Windir Likferd
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Woods of Desolation Toward the Depths
Woods of Desolation Sorh
World's End Girlfriend Story Telling Again and Again
Given the options to either gouge out my eyeballs with my thumbs or listen to this record again, I'd undoubtedly choose the latter every time. Interpret that as you will.
Wrekmeister Harmonies Then It All Came Down
Ambient/drone/classical/doom metal/noise. It's dreaming, pretty, spooky, scary, noisy, fluffy, ethereal, and something to get lost in. It's like a shifting dream, and you have no idea where it's going to go next.
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?
Honestly a really enjoyable, albeit short, listen. Never imagined Spongebob quotes would fit so nicely in hardcore music.
xSPONGEXCOREx Don't Mess With TexXxas
Look at all the peasants there are here. Oh, how adorable they are.

3.5 great
...and Oceans The Symmetry of I - The Circle of O
...Of Sinking Ships ...Of Sinking Ships
A Pregnant Light My Game Doesn't Have A Name
A lot of diversity, a lot of cool riffs and melodies. This guy knows how to slam post-punk, rock, and blast beats together to create something really cool. Not nearly as raw or echoey as his older stuff, but great nonetheless. Really surprised by the quality of this album.
A Wilhelm Scream Ruiner
A Wilhelm Scream Partycrasher
'Wilhelm's back.
A Wilhelm Scream Mute Print
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties We Don't Have Each Other
AC/DC Flick of the Switch
AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute You
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Adabroc Eilean An Fhraoich
An Autumn for Crippled Children, Deafheaven, and Adabroc. 2013 is the year of pretty black metal cover art.
Adabroc Iolaire
Adabroc: now with flutes! Seems like someone wanted to tap into the Saor fanbase, and it
worked. Melodic/atmospheric black metal with fast sections and slower melodic stuff. A lot
of good ideas here.
Addaura Addaura
Addaura Burning for the Ancient
So much better than Turn of the Eternal Wheel.
Addaura ...And The Lamps Expire
Adrenalized Tales From The Last Generation
A thrashier 'Wilhelm Scream often flows back into basic melodic punk territory.
Aeon Spoke Aeon Spoke
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Ahamkara The Embers Of The Stars
Excellent atmospheric/ambient black metal.

Wow such dark
Many riff
ambient
wow
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre Monde
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alghazanth Wreath of Thevetat
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Altar of Plagues Mammal
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
Altar of Plagues Tides
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
A lot less black metal, a lot more atmosphere and experimentation. Essentially, this is what real "post-black metal" should sound like. This sounds virtually rnothing like White Tomb and I'm strangely OK with that.
Alterbeast Immortal
Fast, brutal, and FUN tech death.
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Anathema Weather Systems
Anoice Into the Shadows
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Arizmenda Within the Vacuum of Infinity...
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Autumn Leaves As Night Conquers Day
Baroness Yellow and Green
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
Battle Beast Unholy Savior
Cheesy female-fronted 80's worship hair/power metal that somehow does it all right. I'm not ashamed.
Beastmilk Climax
Behemoth The Satanist
I can't help but compare this to Rotting Christ.
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Black Sabbath 13
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Blurry Lights A Romantic Dream
Bongripper Satan Worshipping Doom
Boris Pink
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Bosse-de-Nage III
Braveyoung Will The Dust Praise You
Braveyoung No Peace In This Mind
It's basically just fifteen minutes of ambient drone, but I like Braveyoung so eh m/

--And as a prelude to their full-length, I think this works nicely as an anticipation-builder.
Braveyoung We Are Lonely Animals
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Caged Grave Gutless
It's like Nails but with fewer/shorter songs. m/
Cara Neir Stagnant Perceptions
Atmospheric/black/grind/punk yeah.
Carcass Swansong
Caspian Hymn For The Greatest Generation
Cassie (FIN) Old Light
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
Cloudkicker Fade
Cloudkicker Little Histories
Conan Blood Eagle
Converge Jane Doe
Converge Axe to Fall
Cormorant Metazoa
Cosmic Church Ylistys
Country Doctor Country Doctor
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Damascus Heights
Dark Circles MMXIV
Dark hardcore, dark hardcore m/ m/ m/ m/
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Deathspell Omega Drought
Deathspell Go Punk, Vol 1
Dephosphorus Ravenous Solemnity
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Agonie
tl;dr this rules.
Destiny Potato Lun
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
The manliest singalong metal these ears have ever heard. Watch your back, Manowar.
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Yep.
Dissection Reinkaos
Dissection The Somberlain
Do Make Say Think Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead
Weird experimental super jazzy post-rockin somethingorother. Groovy.
Dog Fashion Disco Sweet Nothings
Dressed In Streams The Search for Blood
The noisiness of this black metal gives it a really "full" sound and great atmosphere. MooschriS and his superior bm knowledge strike again.
Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity
Earth and Pillars Earth I
Trist - Hin-Fort -esque atmospheric black metal. Blasting vaccum of space. But with like, trees and stuff.
Eluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
Eluveitie Slania
Emancipator Dusk to Dawn
Emerald Weapon Part II: Earth Encrypted
A nice improvement from the first EP. The sound here is noticeably tighter and the band seem to have a better idea where they want to go with their sound.
Emma Ruth Rundle Some Heavy Ocean
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Entropia (PL) Vesper
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Erebus Enthroned Temple Under Hell
This makes up for the new Sargeist being butts. Definitely makes up for it. No frills
black metal with tons of blast beats. Hail Satan.
Ethereal Shroud They Became the Falling Ash
Certified ZARU-FRESH: 75%

Despite the faster, blast-driven sections suffering a tad from an insufficient recording setup,
Ethereal Shroud's sophomore effort really shines during its slower, more melodic (and even "epic")
sections--which make up the majority of its third (and 25 minute) closing track. Given the
songwriter's previous successes with his even more melodic project(s), this effective show of
melodic songwriting really shouldn't have been as much of a surprise as it was. Shame on
me.
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Fallujah Nomadic
False Untitled
Recorded live, I think the production suffers from a lack of clarity between the instruments--
there are a lot of great keys and leads that simply get buried in the mix that could've been
brought out and fully exploited with a normal recording setup.

That being said, this is still a pretty good 60-minute slab of keyboard-prominent atmospheric
black metal. When they're not blasting with furious riffs and great backing keys, they're jamming
through a groovy mid-paced riff or trudging through doomy buildups.

If you're going to listen to a female-fronted black metal band this year, make it False.
Fauna Rain
Fell Voices Regnum Saturni
You guys just aren't listening to it loudly enough. Crank it up and get smothered by that choking abyss.
Fen Epoch
First Aid Kit Stay Gold
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Forteresse Crepuscule d'Octobre
Freedom Call Beyond
Let's play a Metal song. Let's shout for a Heavy sound. Oh, with euphoria. Take off for a
crazy flight! And we'll dance... Bang your head or die!
Fyrnask Bluostar
Galaktik Cancer Squad The Gathering
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Gorgoroth Pentagram
Interesting black metal riffs, and some of the only real osbm I enjoy production-wise for some reason. The vocals aren't my thing, but the songwriting makes up for them.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
GridLink Longhena
Grouper Ruins
Gwynbleidd Nostalgia
Hannes Grossmann The Radial Covenant
Bandcamp is wonderful for finding music.rFun tech death. It's a bit experimental, which makes it even better. I also agree with Wolfers about the Obscura comparisons. This is much more focused songwriting, while still remaining inventive and catchy.
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Heartsounds Drifter
Not as good as their first record, but still really enjoyable, yet simple, pop-punk/metal.
Heartsounds Until We Surrender
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Holy Seclusion MMXIV
Buzzing crunchy foot-tappin' short-but-sweet hardcore.
iamamiwhoami Blue
Ethereal voices an stuff man. Sings. Wow. Happy dance lady gaga eat your heart out girl friend. m/
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Ihsahn After
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
In This Moment The Dream
In This Moment Beautiful Tragedy
Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time
Jannick Schou Against a Backdrop of Blue Hills...
Jannick Schou Fasjil
Jesu Silver
Kalmah 12 Gauge
Kokomo Kokomo
Krallice Diotima
Kvelertak Kvelertak
La Mar La Mar
Lake Of Blood The Burial Grounds Sessions
Lake of Blood pull themselves together and release an aggressive EP that hints at greater
things to come.
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
They're basically At The Gates smashed together with Pantera but still m/
Lantlos Agape
Lantlos .neon
Lantlos Melting Sun
But this one doesn't have These Nights Were Ourrrrrrrs how can it possibly be better than .neon???!!?
Lazer Kitty SPIES
Dancey funtime yes beatz wow, happy much!
Leech [US] Against Leviathan!
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Less Than Jake See The Light
Lethe When Dreams Become Nightmares
Trip hop with Eluveitie's clean vocalist. Wow.
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Leucosis Leucosis
Leucosis Pulling Down the Sky
Atmospheric, aggressive, epic, brooding, doomy, with a drop of folk. For fans of the Cascadian brand, Weakling, and the like.
Light This City Stormchaser
Lights & Motion Save Your Heart
Mare Cognitum Phobos Monolith
Maybeshewill Fair Youth
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Meshuggah obZen
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Miasme perpetual.terminal
Milhaven Milhaven
Milhaven Automata
Miroist CURVE
Mogwai Les Revenants OST
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mogwai Rave Tapes
Mogwai Rock Action
Mushroomhead XIII
My Beloved Force Feeding Love
Pretty noises!
My Useless Life Negative Memories
More of that "DSBM" that isn't awful. Very good stuff.
Nachtmystium Instinct: Decay
Nadja Tangled
A thirteen-minute heavy metal Nadja EP. Thick textures, cool riffs. Nadja with blast beats.
Nameless Coyote Devoured by the Swirling Night
Nargaroth Jahreszeiten
Nasheim Solens Vemod
Natural Snow Buildings The Night Country
Shimmering chimes and droning guitars with some lo-fi folk along the way. It's really minimalistic and pretty.
Nebelung Palingenesis
Think: Fauna or Agalloch, but with only the acoustic parts.
Negative Plane Stained Glass Revelations
Nemesis Sopor Glas
It's like WitTR but with additional basic melodic riffing. Or something like that.
Nero di Marte Derivae
Take Ulcerate and move them two steps further toward atmospheric sludge, and away from their death metal axis. That is basically what you get here. Lotta post-metal, lotta atmosphere.
Nhor Whisperers to this Archaic Growth
nic and Old Soul Split
Nic get their stuff together and release a great 20-minute side of aggressive post-
blackgaze. Old Soul prove their competence with a more screamo-influenced blackgaze sound.
Both bands are similar to Deafheaven, and both sides are great. Excellent split. rNow we
need some full-lengths from both bands.
Nightshade Wielding The Scythe
NOFX The War on Errorism
Nontinuum The Stars You Gathered, The Stars I Destroyed
Not On Tour All This Time
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
Nux Vomica Nux Vomica
Obsequiae Suspended In The Brume Of Eos
Of Solitude and Solemn Of Solitude and Solemn
Old Man Gloom The Ape of God I
This grooves pretty hard.
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Still Life
Oranssi Pazuzu Valonielu
Pale Chalice Negate the Infinite and Miraculous
Pretty straightforward bm. Nothing fancy, just treble and riffzzzz.
Panopticon Social Disservices
Panopticon Collapse
Panopticon Panopticon
Panopticon Roads to the North
Panopticon/Vestiges Split
Paramnesia Paramnesia
Two twenty-minute slabs of cold, punishing atmospheric black metal. For fans of Ash Borer,
and all similar ripoffs. Definitely a band to keep an eye on in the future.
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Paramore Riot!
Pelican Forever Becoming
Pennywise All or Nothing
Petrychor Effigies and Epitaphs
Pianos Become the Teeth Keep You
Plini Sweet Nothings
Poloniumcubes One
Pretty piano music!
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics
Quadrupede Quadrupede
Racing Glaciers Racing Glaciers - EP
Racing Glaciers Ahead Of You Forever
Happy Music for Happy People!
Rahu The Quest for the Vajra of Shadows
Red Sparowes Aphorism
Russian Circles Memorial
Russian Circles Empros
Sadhaka Terma
Do you like all that Cascadian jazz? Ya? Then here you go bud.
Samael Reign Of Light
Samael Solar Soul
Seizures The Sanity Universal
Sepultura Roots
Sharon Van Etten Are We There
Shining (SWE) IV - The Eerie Cold
Shores of Ladon Eindringling
Pretty straightforward atmospheric black metal. Fast, long-winded riffs scrunched into 7-minute mini-epics. It's like Ash Borer on a diet.
Silent Whale Becomes a Dream Canopy
Toast rock classical wall of the ambient. Like and Share if you love toast!
Skogen (SE) I Doden
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Snowday As We Travel
Soilwork The Living Infinite
This is getting ridiculous. Even the cheesy parts are well-executed.
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Sophie Madeleine Love Life Ukulele
Sorrows Threads
Ambient. Pounding. Bleeding ears. Fifteen minutes. Interesting.
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Strung Out Transmission.Alpha.Delta
SubRosa More Constant Than The Gods
Suffocation Human Waste
Sulphur Aeon Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
Sun Worship Surpass Eclipse
Sun Worship Elder Giants
Sun Worship get their act together and release a fantastic debut LP. They've tightened up
their sound this time around and now sound similar to an early Ash Borer or other (albeit
dirtier) Cascadian band. Three fairly straightforward and mostly fast black metal tracks
are followed by one dark ambient outro and together make this debut a very memorable
release.

If you like fast, slightly dirty black metal with slow chord progressions and a whole lot of
riff
repetition, then Sun Worship's debut Elder Giants is definitely something to look into. But
hey, you should be checking it out anyway.
Sunset In The 12th House Mozaic
Sunwolf Beholden To Nothing And No One
Such doom
many ambient
femal sings
wow
Susanne Sundfor Ten Love Songs
Svart Crown Profane
This has that crunchy Portal-style guitar sound, and the playing style is similar as well. So if you like Portal you might like this.
Thantifaxath Thantifaxath
Thaw Earth Ground
The Body/Braveyoung Nothing Passes
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Sword Warp Riders
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Horses in the Sky
Thespian An Open Canvas
I hear this guy kicks puppies.
Thy Serpent Death
Atmospheric, melodic, black.
Thyrane Travesty of Heavenly Essence
One of the first black metal bands I ever liked. Symphonic black metal with lotsa fun riffz.
Todd Terje It's Album Time
Tonight Alive The Other Side
Tortoise TNT
Totale Vernichtung Ritualmordlegenden
A lot of d-beats, a lot of black metal. It's black metal but fun? Idk man, just go with me on this one.
Tribulation The Children of the Night
Turisas The Varangian Way
Turnover Peripheral Vision
Tycho Awake
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Uneven Structure Februus
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Unleashed Where No Life Dwells
Grandpas guitars m/
Vallendusk Black Clouds Gathering
If you like Der Weg Einer Freiheit, you should like this a lot.
Vattnet Viskar Settler
Vattnet Viskar sadly abandon the post-rock and ambient they experimented with on their debut and
put their focus solely on songwriting--to pretty great results. Where their first album had
absolutely HORRIBLE pacing and structuring and some fairly questionable production decisions,
'Settler' suffers from none of those. The mix is fairly trebly and not the greatest, but I'm
willing to ignore that given that these songs are, surprisingly, not jumbled messes of riffs but
actual songs that are actually enjoyable. Well done, boys.
Verwustung Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life
Vestiges The Descent Of Man
Vindensang Alpha
Violet Cold Desperate Dreams
Take the lead melodies most blasty bm bands use and replace those with 80's dance synth melodies. The result is semi-dancey black metal that's fairly enjoyable-if-not-fairly-bizarre. I wish he would've used more dancey beats instead of seeming to stick to the blasts + synths formula, but even with that one idea being used to make up an entire record, 'Desperate Dreams' is still fairly enjoyable.
Volcanic Queen Faith In Desire
Vukari En To Pan
Vukari Matriarch
We Stood Like Kings Berlin 1927
Weary Eyes WWGBBYW
When Woods Make Graves This Light That Decays
This time, he slows things down and tries a more ambient-laden approach to his aggressive
atmospheric black metal template. At this point I think it's probably the best thing he's
done; the songwriting seems to be more complex and the songs are more diverse. The ambient
sections reek of WitTR worship, that's OK.
The second track on this album is easily the best piece he's written. So if you want an
introduction to this band, try spinning "Elements of the Frozen Sky."
When Woods Make Graves The Aroma Of Dead Witches
This is his best album. If you're going to listen to any of his albums listen to this one because this is his best album. Everything is fresh and you can actually tell all the riffs apart.
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II
Tide goes in, tide goes out. Tide goes in,tde goes out.
Tide gois in,tde goes out __ tide gois in,tde joes ouf
tid gois in,tde joes ouf __ tid gois in,tde josouf
tid gois in,tde josouf __ td gois intde josouf
tdgois intd- josouf __ tdgoi intd-josou
tdgoi/intd-josou __ tdgo/ind-josudo/
idjoso//joo//
oo
Winterfylleth The Divination Of Antiquity
Within Temptation The Unforgiving
Woe Quietly, Undramatically
Woman Is The Earth This Place That Contains My Spirit
Atmospheric USBM. Driving guitars, synthesizers, and blast beats drenched in reverb.
Woman Is The Earth Of Dirt
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Amazing.
Woods of Desolation As the Stars
Woodsman Woodsman
Worsen Blood
Wretched (USA-NC) Beyond The Gate
Yellow Eyes Hammer of Night
Not better than Deafheaven but still very good "melodic poseur bm."
Yellow Eyes The Desert Mourns
This was a surprise release. Woah.

3.0 good
0 Null & Void
pretty good melodic/dsbm. If you can tolerate the long run-time (34 minutes), this one-track album can be a pretty enjoyable listen.
1099 Young Pines
1349 Hellfire
Abigail Williams Legend
Aborted The Necrotic Manifesto
Abyssal Denouement
Abyssal Novit Enim Dominus Qui Sunt Eius
AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip
AC/DC Blow Up Your Video
AC/DC Fly on the Wall
AC/DC Who Made Who
ACxDC The Second Coming
Alcest Shelter
The drums ROCK! The bass ROCKS! And the guitar - ohhh, the guitar ROCKS! Check it out! CHECK IT OUT!
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation
Amaranthe Amaranthe
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
An Autumn For Crippled Children Hearts Of Light/Blossoms
An Autumn For Crippled Children Lost
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Anchors Bad Juju
Ancient Svartalvheim
And So I Watch You From Afar Heirs
Aosoth III - Violence & Variation
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Astronoid Stargazer
Aurvandil Thrones
Avril Lavigne Let Go
Axeman Arrive
decent punkened black metal of punkened death. Of metal. Last track is kinda meh but the first track rules.
Axis of Light By the Hands of the Consuming Fire
Raw, harsh, melodic and a tad punky.
Bad Religion Christmas Songs
Barghest Barghest
Barghest create grim black metal that is sharp to the touch yet unabashedly melodic.
Basarabian Hills Groping In A Misty Spread
Battle Dagorath Cursed Storm of Ages
Decent Paysage D'Hiver ripoff black metal. The band doesn't quite get the atmosphere they were obviously trying to copy, but they're a decent band in and of themselves regardless. What they really need is a more "live" guitar sound and a much more appropriate drum sound (it's clearly computerized). Fix that computerized guitar tone, get a real drummer (or just bury the drums and everything else in static and reverb) and this band could really be something. As-is, though, 'Dagorath just don't quite achieve the intense atmosphere required for this type of music.
Battlecross Pursuit of Honor
Bayside Cult
Beartooth Disgusting
Black Monolith Demo EP
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits 1970-1978
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber II
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber I
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was...Liber III
Bosse-de-Nage II
Brendon Small Galaktikon
Buckethead Monument Valley
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Carbonscape Artistry of Exhaustion III
Lovely ambient/drone from Petrychor's one and only Tad Piecka.
Caspian Waking Season
Celephais Tir n'a n'Og
Celephais Becoming the Deceased
Cepheide De Silence Et De Suie (demo)
Cascadian-inspired French black metal. The sound is really raw (obviously recorded live) and cavernous, and seems to sort of combine the instrumentation of Ash Borer and the raw recording sound of Fell Voices or even Xothist. rIn that regard this actually seems to be a fairly varied release, blending the styles and "feels" of the three aforementioned bands quite well, not necessarily making a style of their own, but owning the style in which they play.
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Cloudkicker Loop
Coffinworm IV.I.VIII
Crowbar Sever The Wicked Hand
Cultes Des Ghoules Spectres over Transylvania
Cultes Des Ghoules Henbane
The atmosphere is good, but I was never that much into Mayhem and Darkthrone, so take this rating with a grain of salt.
Cultes Des Ghoules The Rise of Lucifer
Dark Funeral Angelus Exuro pro Eternus
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Darkspace Minus One
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Decrepit Birth Polarity
Demonaz March of the Norse
This surprisingly good. Demonaz's voice reminds a bit of Peter Tagtgren's clean voice.
Hmmm. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, Demonaz. This is no kvlt blak mehtul--hell, it's
hardly black to begin with--but that doesn't mean it isn't a highly enjoyable listen. Which
it totally is. Get it.
Demonical Death Infernal
This is really, really good old school Swedish death metal.
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Unstille
Despised Icon Day of Mourning
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Most of this album has already leaked. Get on that, sheeple.
Deuil Acceptance/Rebuild
DevilDriver Devildriver
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Dio Dream Evil
Dispirit Rehearsal At Oboroten
First track is long and brooding, second is much more concise and aggressive. Definitely excited for debut LP, expected sometime around 2019.
Dispirit 111112
Disturbed Indestructible
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Believe
Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
DragonForce The Power Within
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dragonlord Black Wings Of Destiny
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Not as good as Addaura.
Dudal Dudal
Ea A Etilla
Echtra Paragate
Eluveitie Everything Remains As It Never Was
Embers Shadows
Emerald Weapon Emerald Weapon EP
Encircling Sea A Forgotten Land
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved Vertebrae
Equilibrium Rekreatur
Ethereal Shroud Absolution|Emptiness
Evanescence The Open Door
Evanescence Fallen
Fall Out Boy PAX AM Days
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fire In The Cave Fire In the Cave
Fractal Gates Altered State Of Consciousness
Fvnerals The Light
Female sings, drone, atmosphere, wow. A lack of real climaxes robs this of its potential, but it's still an enjoyable listen and something you can definitely get sucked into.
Galaktik Cancer Squad Celestia
Gaunt Demo
Germ Wish
Get Rad Say Fuck No To Rules, Man
Get Rad I Can Always Live
Punk is as punk does, fast, hard, and with little care for your eardrums.
Get Rad Choose Your Own Adventure
Ghost Bath Moonlover
Gnaw Their Tongues Eschatological Scatology
God Is an Astronaut The End of the Beginning
Goolagoon Patrickviolence Demo
Crust/grind/crossover Sponge metal of death. m/
Gottesmorder Gottesmorder
Hate Eternal Phoenix Amongst The Ashes
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
HIM Dark Light
Hiss Tracts Shortwave Nights
Horseback The Invisible Mountain
Hungry For Hands I Was Hungry For Hands
I Between Two Worlds
Ifing Against This Weald
Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen
Immortal All Shall Fall
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Chic Not Like This
Jeff Rosenstock We Cool?
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Jonathan Coulton Thing A Week Three
Jonathan Coulton Thing a Week Four
Kalendae Kalendae
Kalmah Seventh Swamphony
Kamelot Silverthorn
Doesn't suck!
KMFDM Kunst
Kolga Demo
Kuxan Suum Kinich Ahau
Kuxan Suum Kuxan Suum
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Lake Of Blood Omnipotens Tyrannus
Some great ideas here, but the album over-all just seems to run a bit too long, and also suffers from a few weaker tracks. If you removed maybe two of the weaker songs and cut down the record by half an hour, this record would've been much better.
Lamb of God Wrath
Laster Wijsgeer & Narreman
Laster De Verste Verte Is Hier
Letheria III Mockery
Pretty decent death/black metal with enough thrash riffs and d-beats to make it a fairly fun listen.
Leucosis III
Liam MMIX
Light Bearer Silver Tongue
Locrian Return To Annihilation
Locrian Infinite Dissolution
It could've been another Rooted Teeth and Injury had it had a bit more meat to it. It's an album that wants to do black metal, ambient, and electronic, but sort of skims on some and doesn't really climax anywhere, or how much power to any of its pieces. It works as a decent ambient record, but it could've been so much more, which is disappointing given the potential here.
Ludicra The Tenant
Lunatic Soul Walking on a Flashlight Beam
Malthusian MMXIII
Manon Meurt Manon Meurt
Mare Cognitum The Sea Which Has Become Known
Mare Cognitum An Extraconscious Lucidity
Mastodon Leviathan
Mayhem Deathcrush
Mayhem Chimera
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Megadeth Endgame
Megadeth United Abominations
Melt-Banana Fetch
Merkaba Bones of the Sacred Forest
Post-black metal with lots and lots and lots of reverb. It makes it sound booming and quite pretty, actually. Unique in that sense, although it's truthfully not much different than the other post-rock-meets-blast-beats experiments.
Merkaba Continuum
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Death Magnetic
Mitochondrion Parasignosis
Mongol Horde Mongol Horde
Moonknight Senmorta
Dirty, thrashy black metal. Straightforward and to-the-point. Hail.
Morphinist Nebulae
Morphinist The Wormhole Session
Morphinist The Arcane Session
Municipal Waste Hazardous Mutation
Mutilation Rites Harbinger
Nachtmystium Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine
Nader Sadek In the Flesh
Naglfar Pariah
Naglfar Harvest
nic Demo
Nightingale Retribution
Nightrage Wearing a Martyrs Crown
Nightrage return with a fitting addition to the melodic death metal legacy. Harsh vox, screaming guitarz, lots of drumz and the occasional acoustic good melodeath does make, and Nightrage a good melodeath band does...are..is..verb.
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful
NOFX Never Trust a Hippy
NOFX Coaster
NOFX Self Entitled
Novembers Doom Into Night's Requiem Infernal
O' God the White Whale Never Knows Best
Obolus Lament
Ever wondered what those atmospheric black metal bands would sound like if their songs were sliced down into concise, no-frills pieces of no more than seven minutes, max? This is what that sounds like.
Obolus Demo
Obscura Omnivium
Old Graves Like Straining Boughs
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Morningrise
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Panopticon Kentucky
Panopticon On the Subject of Mortality
Panopticon/Wheels Within Wheels II
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
Periphery Periphery
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Ronnie Dio was here.
Pseudogod Deathwomb Catechesis
Qualia Vignettes
Short, pretty, post-rock movements.
Red Fang Red Fang
Red Fang Murder the Mountains
Rotten Sound Species At War
Rotten Sound Cursed
Ruin Lust Ruin Lust
This rules guys come check out the swirling darkness m/
Ruin Lust Demo 2011
RVIVR The Beauty Between
Saaad Deep/Float
Samael Lux Mundi
Samael Above
Sarah Longfield Par Avion
Sarah Longfield Kikiria
Dancey Sarah is dancey. Bah duh bah autotune bum bum bloop.
Satanic Surfers Hero of Our Time
Scar Symmetry The Unseen Empire
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Sepultura Kairos
Shape of Despair Monotony Fields
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
Skagos Ast
Skagos Anarchic
First track is a 4.2/5rSecond track is a 2.5/5rNext time they should make sure that each piece has the same recording sound before releasing it. Track 1 has perfect production and sounds wonderfully professional, whereas track 2 sounds extremely sloppy and is nowhere near as well-recorded as the previous track.
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slayer God Hates Us All
Sodom In War and Pieces
Solefald World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud
Sonic Syndicate Sonic Syndicate
Inoffensive "modern" melodeath that had me surprised by how much it didn't make me want to drop-kick a puppy 3/5.
Sophie Madeleine Silent Cynic
Sorrows Lethe
Sorrows Sorrows EP
Strapping Young Lad City
Sun Worship Sun Worship (demo)
Sunnata Climbing the Colossus
Sutekh Hexen Become
A two-track EP of blackened noise. This is black metal buried under layers of buzz and distortion. After drowning out most of the coherence of the instruments, what we're left with is 28 minutes of angry, droning noise. If you listen closely enough you can hear some riffs beneath the almost constant wailing vocals, and if you listen even more intently you can almost hear what are probably actual drums. rThe first track, "Five Faces of Deacay" appears to be a rather fast black metal piece, whereas "The Voice : The Void" seems to take a slower, more "atmospheric" route. rIf you like your black metal angry, noisy and barely coherent, then this is for you!
Sutekh Hexen Luciform
Sutekh Hexen Behind the Throne
Second track had less black metal than I'd have hoped, but the first track was entertaining.
Sutekh Hexen Larvae
Take some minimalistic black metal, some dark ambient, some fuzz, and some noise, and smash
them together. The resulting mass of misanthropic noise is this album. Or this band,
rather.
Svffer Lies We Live
Thrash livez
Teitanblood Purging Tongues
Terra Deep Inamorata
Testament Low
Testament Demonic
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
Thaw Thaw
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Lay Llamas Ostro
Thulcandra Fallen Angel's Dominion
Obvious Dissection worship/plagiarism that just doesn't stand up to the former black metal masters. Worth a listen if you enjoy a hit of nostalgia every now and again, but not very spectacular on its own.
toe For Long Tomorrow
I mean post-rock drums melodies yeah but does it blend? Not with me, it dun't.
Toluca Memoria
Toluca Act I
Tombs Savage Gold
Totem Skin Still Waters Run Deep
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Triste L'Hiver Faire un geste
It's black metal with weird 80's new wave(?) popiness. It's weird... but not at all as surprising as I would've expected. It's not an amazing album, but it does a lot right and surely shows a band going in the right direction. Tighten up the screws, add some more variation to the black metal riffing, and this could be very interesting in the future. I mean, more than it is now.
Trivium In Waves
Trna Pattern Of Infinity
Take all the long, drawn-out hypnotic black metal sections from WitTR and Cascadian bm and make a 40-minute instrumental album out of them. That's basically what's going on here. The lack of vocals definitely makes the longer/repeated sections a little more difficult to sit through, but if you're looking for some long-winded atmospheric bm, then you should definitely look into Trna's debut. It's not like WitTR are going to put out a bm record any time soon, anyway, so you might as well.
Truckfighters Universe
Twilight III: Beneath Trident's Tomb
It's out there. Go get it.
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Unru Demo MMXIII
UnSun The End Of Life
Vales Clarity
Vattnet Viskar Demo
Venomspitter Venomspitter
Verwustung When Light Broke the Stars, Humanity Rejected Us
Vilkacis The Fever of War
The drummer from Fell Voices does a solo raw bm project. It's pretty good.
Volcanic Queen Lumyth
Watain Lawless Darkness
When Woods Make Graves This Patch Of Dirt Where Nothing Grows
I like how "ghostly" and thin everything sounds on this record. The drum machine sound is still awful but the overall sound and songwriting is pretty decent.
When Woods Make Graves This Forest That Will Eclipse The Sky
Three tracks that weren't included on This Patch Of Dirt Where Nothing Grows were
rewritten/rerecorded and slapped together for this LP. This guy doesn't seem to disappoint,
even if all of his songs have that "guitar plugged directly into computer" sound and the
drums are obviously programmed. WWMG continue to try combining the driving riffs of WitTR
with some of the fuzzy atmosphere of Paysage D'Hiver. Consistently good material.
Whirr Pipe Dreams
Whirr June
Whirr Distressor
William Fitzsimmons Lions
Windhand Soma
Wintersun Time I
A Song of Winter +4/5rLand of Snow and Sorrow 3.3/5rTime 3/5r
Witch In Her Tomb Maleficus Maleficarum
This is stupidly short, but exceedingly good. Really raw and abrasive, yet also unabashedly melodic at points. Very good thing yes.
Wodensthrone Curse
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
I don't know, man. I don't know.
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Wolvhammer The Obsidian Plains
Woman Is The Earth Depths
Wormrot Dirge
Xasthur Subliminal Genocide
XO Heart
Begins on a rather awkward foot sounding more like MBV than anyone (at this point) would really like, but after a few tracks the band seem to find their footing and rip off on their legendary forefathers a little bit less. It's no Loveless by any means, but it's still pretty enjoyable shoegaze.
Xothist Simulacrum
Yellow Eyes Silence Threads the Evening's Cloth
Yellowcard Southern Air
Young and in the Way I Am Not What I Am
Young and in the Way When Life Comes to Death

2.5 average
A Diadem of Dead Stars The Mist Bearer
WitTR worship with some chanting vocals to make it a little bit different than your standard cookie-cutter Cascadian band. Decent beginning point for a band that obviously wants to take their beginning style and add new influences to make a style their own. If they expand upon and diversify their style through future release, they could be a band to watch out for. They need to heavily grow their style, though.
Abigail Williams In the Absence of Light
Absinthe Syncope Lucid Dreaming On 4g's of Dilaudid
AC/DC Ballbreaker
Annorkoth The Last Days
KEYBOARD BLACK METAL!
Ash Borer Bloodlands
At the Gates At War with Reality
It feels bored. It feels tired. Like they had some good songs, but then got lazy and forewent any studio magic to make their guitars sound forceful.
Barghest The Virtuous Purge
Burzum Belus
Cannibal Corpse Hammer Smashed Face
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Cradle of Filth Bitter Suites to Succubi
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
Decapitated Blood Mantra
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli
There's just nothing that moves me about this record, at all. It's all just personality-less, sterile symphonic black metal. Utterly devoid of any emotion at all. Ugh.
Dragonlord Rapture
Drudkh Handful of Stars
Echtra A War for Wonder
Echtra Burn It All Away
Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A
Fauna The Hunt
Fireworks Oh, Common Life
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Immolation Majesty and Decay
In Flames Colony
In Flames Whoracle
In Flames Come Clarity
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Lake Of Blood As Time and Tide Erodes Stone
Liturgy The Ark Work
Liturgy Aesthethica
There are a handful of good tracks where the songwriting really comes together to create some--honestly--really interesting black metal, but the rest of the time the total pretension and focus on being artsy makes the rest of the songs pretty pointless or unlistenable. If they woulda just figured out what exactly they wanted to do here they could've just done *that* and made a decent record. But, instead, they went all over the place to put as much artsy crap (pointless chanty vocals, etc) as they could into the record to seemingly just force it to cover as much ground as possible for like no reason.
Marduk Iron Dawn
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Metallica St. Anger
Nargaroth Spectral Visions of Mental Warfare
An hour-long LP of which half the music is either made up of needless ambient or
instrumental fillers. With only twenty seven minutes of actual heavy metal spread across
three tracks we can only wonder as to why this LP runs almost an hour in total. The black
metal, while sparse, is slow, melodic and reminiscent of Burzum--while not the most
interesting musically the tracks are still a rather enjoyable listen. In the end this album
lives by its melody-driven black metal sections but stalls and dies by the utter uselessness
of many of the included ambient tracks. If anything, "Spectral Visions of Mental Warfare"
is worth listening to for the three tracks that contain actual instrumentation, with maybe
one or two of the ambient tracks being interesting enough to not put you to sleep or turn
you off from the record completely. God knows why this ended up being more than forty
minutes in length, though.
Old Man's Child Slaves Of The World
Paramore Paramore
Petrychor Makrokosmos
Pig Destroyer Book Burner
Production is too flat and passionless. It doesn't sound heavy or abrasive, unlike their older stuff.
Portal Vexovoid
Satyricon Now, Diabolical
Satyricon The Age Of Nero
Sepultura A-Lex
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Power metal is usually cheesy but this album gave me milk farts.
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
Vattnet Viskar Vattnet Viskar
Verwustung Tunnel Ghosts
Verwustung I First Saw You On That Snowy Night And
Waldgefluster Meine Fesseln
Does nothing for me.
When Woods Make Graves Whispers From The Black Lake
This one was pretty OK but I wish he would space out his releases a little more in order to make sure that every album is actually unique and to make sure that his songwriting is all there. The sound on this album is pretty good (I like the more "organic" sounding guitars; he should probably stick with that in the future), the vocals are still kinda meh, and the drum machine sound is still iffy. It has a few decent riffs, though, and in general is pretty inoffensive. The mixing does make it kinda hard to differentiate one section or set of riffs from the next, though, which is ultimately the downfall of most of his releases--no sections really stand out. It's just tremolo tremolo tremolo, garbled screams and bad drum mixing.
When Woods Make Graves Mellifluous Throes
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Woe Withdrawal

2.0 poor
AC/DC Black Ice
Anaal Nathrakh Passion
Arch Enemy War Eternal
Not as bad as their last album, but definitely still not very interesting. Amott still refuses to
change up his songwriting style at all, and Alissa's voice also only keeps the status quo and
doesn't add much to the band that wasn't already there.

Her clean vocals make an appearance on, I believe, one track and are a nice addition to the
background there, but don't make a significant enough impact to really be noteworthy by
themselves. There's also a bit more keyboard work here than before, but even that can't make up
for the lack of original songwriting, interesting riffs, choruses, and vocal melodies.

While not as bad as their last album, at a mere 39 minutes this still feels like an absolute chore
to sit through. This is about as bland-and-cookie-cutter-without-being-outwardly-offensive as you
can get.

Do yourself a favor and just listen to the new Insomnium instead.
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
There are splatterings of greatness throughout, but the utter inconsistency in delivery makes the record feel like nothing more than a band's half-assed attempt at regaining their former glory.
Arch Enemy The Root of All Evil
Overproduced nonsense. The rerecordings try to sound as heavy and br00tal as possible, falling flat on their faces more times than not because of it. If they'd gone for a simpler "live" sound instead, this would've been a passable release.
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Burzum From the Depths of Darkness
Instead of continuing to destroy his legacy with sub-par releases, Vargy settles by covering
his own classics. This doesn't so much destroy his classics as it does give us a feel for
what any other modern BM band would've sounded like had they chosen to cover the tracks
themselves. In that sense this hardly sounds like Burzum at all; gone are the trademark
buzzing guitars and obnoxiously raw screams, replaced now by perfect production values and
middle-aged growls or whispered "folky" singing. What made this band interesting to most
people will probably not be found here. "From the Depths of Darkness" is not overly raw nor
nearly as hypnotizing as some claimed Burzum's past classics like "Hvis lyset tar oss" to
be; the change in production values takes away most of the rawness rand personality that
garnered this band such acclaim to begin with. What we're left with are quite simply some
modern takes on older materials, neither good nor bad. Old fans will dismiss this release
as quickly as they see it, and new fans will just as quickly pass on the now uninteresting
riffs, tame vocals and perfect production in favor of something more harsh by comparison.
Chimaira The Infection
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
Less guitars, moar orchestra, tons more lame.
Foxy Shazam Gonzo
Gorgoroth Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt
Iced Earth The Crucible of Man
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Metallica Metallica
Metallica decide to play radio rock.
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
I think they could've used an extra year or two to work out the kinks on this one.
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nile Ithyphallic
It's Egyptian penis joke-themed technical death metal. It's about as disjointed and painful as you'd expect from a band not used to attempting humor.
Vattnet Viskar Sky Swallower
There might not be as much "space" here as there was on White Tomb, but even so, there's
still not that much here. Songs awkwardly transition into clean sections, transition
through riffs too quickly, and simply don't run long enough to properly build the type of
"epic" atmosphere the band was clearly going for. Songs act as if attempting to emulate
Wolves in the Throne Room, then completely shift gears without ever attaining what they
seemed to be setting out for in the first place. These songs aren't bad, but the whole
record just leaves you feeling teased by its conclusion.
When Woods Make Graves Consuming Darkness

1.5 very poor
Attila About That Life
lol so funny! It's like if Deuce wanted to be Limp Bizkit. Wow such amaze many riff verse line wow!
brokeNCYDE BC 13 EP
I was listening to this and then I got a nosebleed. What does that tell you.
Cradle of Filth Midnight in the Labyrinth
Emmure Speaker of the Dead
Emmure Slave to the Game
Insane Clown Posse The Mighty Death Pop!
All of my hate. Take it all.
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Trivium Vengeance Falls
David Draiman is a bad producer and he should feel bad because of the abysmal job he did on this album. I was never much a fan of Trivium's metalcore/Metallica wannabe style, but the were always a tolerable band until this record. This is sloppy, awkward and barely listenable all thanks to the mixing/production values and not the band themselves.

1.0 awful
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
At least The Insane Clown Posse's music has minor comedic value. This has absolutely no redeeming qualities.
Blood on the Dance Floor OMFG Sneak Peak
Blood on the Dance Floor Bad Blood
God can't save us now. God can't save us now.
Blood on the Dance Floor Bitchcraft
GUYS I BET IF WE DRENCH OUR MUSIC IN ENOUGH SIKKK POP BEATZZ PEOPLE WILL FORGET HOW HORRIBLE WE SOUND LOLOLOL
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
Brokencyde single-handedly disprove the existence of a benevolent god. The existence of Satan is still up for debate.
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
The brains of children are not completely mature, and therefore the opinions of children should not be considered wholly valid. What I'm saying is that, even if the kids do "like it," their opinions are probably stupid anyway.
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
They did it again.
brokeNCYDE The Broken
If it ain't broken don't fix it. And apparently if it is Broken these guys still won't fix it. They are the epitome of lazy, I guess.
Deuce Nine Lives
"I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you." Gengis Khan.
Deuce Call Me Big Deuce
Envy Atheist's Cornea
Protest Sputnik! Occupy review! Post freedom for comment! We will not silenced go into the night! We will stand are Independence Day!
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
Disjointed, awkward, and painful. Thine ears, they bleed.
Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
They make me sad. Music shouldn't make you sad in this way.
Lil B 100% Gutta
Lil B God's Father
Lil B Where Did the Sun Go?: Rare Golden Mixtape Pt.3
Lil B 05 Fuck Em
Praise Jehovah, the one true god.
Lil B Basedworld Paradise
Lil B I'm Gay (I'm Happy)
Lil Wayne Rebirth
Myrimin Bolota Ohta
This album is like Impaled Northern Moonforest meets Paysage D'Hiver, except even worse. The r"drumming"--if you can even call it that--sounds like someone slapping their hands on their rthighs, while the guitars have about the crudest, sloppiest sound possible. It also sounds as if rthe artist(s) had only a basic understanding of how to play a guitar (which is quite likely) in rgeneral, and only a *slight* understanding of how to play tremolo riffs, or whatever they're even rsupposed to be in the first place. rFor those that care, this is everything that's wrong with black metal--what happens when the whole r"uber raw kvlt!" idea is taken too far by people with too little musical ability. I suppose the rartist(s) could improve in time as their musical ability and recording knowledge improve, but as rof this album's creation all parties involved have a lot of work to do before acquiring the rability to put out anything remotely enjoyable.
Ov HELL The Underworld Regime
Further proof that 'Shag has lost his touch since the days of Enthrone Darkness Triumph when he actually put emotion into his work.
The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business
One of my friends reminded me today that this group is real, and not simply a figment of my own tormented mind. And I was having such a nice day, too.
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
What was the point of using an acronym in the first place if they were just going to put the full title in parentheses anyway?
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