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5.0 classic
Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Claude-Michel Schönberg Les Misérables (musical)
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Disney Soundtracks 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.
Dethklok The Doomstar Requiem
Not enough Toki
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Ethereal Shroud Absolution|Emptiness
Fell Voices Fell Voices
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
NOFX The Decline
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Swans To Be Kind
I'm just a little boy!

Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Woods of Desolation Toward the Depths

4.0 excellent
40 Watt Sun The Inside Room
A Wilhelm Scream Ruiner
A Wilhelm Scream Partycrasher
'Wilhelm's back, baby.
A Winged Victory for the Sullen A Winged Victory for the Sullen
AC/DC Highway to Hell
AC/DC The Razor's Edge
AC/DC High Voltage
Adrenalized Tales From The Last Generation
A thrashier 'Wilhelm Scream often flows back into basic melodic punk territory.
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Melancholic Agalloch plus Wolves in the Throne Room black metal is win.
Alda :Tahoma:
Entirely legit. Great cascadian mehtuls right here, boy.
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
nothing like White Tomb and I'm strangely OK with that.
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Weather Systems
Aoria The Constant
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Ash Borer 2009 Demo
Ash Borer Tour Rehearsal Demo
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Ayr Circling
Ayr Nothing Left to Give
Ayr Eternal Sustain
Bad Religion Suffer
Bad Religion No Control
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Yellow and Green
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 Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Bloodbath The Wacken Carnage
Blurry Lights A Romantic Dream
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue with the Stars
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 The Discovery
Cloudkicker The Map Is Not The Territory
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Cloudkicker Portmanteau
Cloudkicker Beacons
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Subsume
Ben Sharp doing what he does best. Did you expect anything less?
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge can borrow my fancy suits because this suits my fancy. None for you, Nancy Drew.
Damascus Heights
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
Dawn Slaughtersun (Crown of the Triarchy)
Dead Can Dance Anastasis
Deafheaven 2010 Demo
Band is pretty great.
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven Libertine Dissolves / Daedalus
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Decapitated The Negation
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
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
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Ensiferum Victory Songs
Equilibrium Sagas
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
False Untitled
This is pretty good. Space reserved for the 3.5-4.0 I will most likely end up giving it once I've had enough time to decide on a proper rating.
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
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.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
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.
Have A Nice Life The Unnatural World
My only complaint was that it wasn't long enough.
Heartsounds Until We Surrender
Heartsounds Drifter
Not as good as their first record, but still really enjoyable, yet simple, pop-punk/metal.
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
Isis Panopticon
Kalmah The Black Waltz
Kalmah They Will Return
Kamelot The Black Halo
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Krallice Years Past Matter
Lagwagon Hoss
Leech [US] Ten Black Hymns
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Nothing [Re-release]
Metallica Master of Puppets
. w00t.
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Monarque Lys Noir
Blastbeats and keyboards in a very well-done good way.
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel Covenant
Mr. Bungle California
Nails Unsilent Death
Nails Abandon All Life
This album just punched me in the face, and I'm OK with that.
Nebelung Vigil
Nebelung Palingenesis
I'm a sucker for pretty acoustic music, what can I say.
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.
Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Lamentations
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth The Candlelight Years
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 Nacht
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Very good.
Petrychor Dryad
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Red Sparowes At The Soundless Dawn
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Rotten Sound Exit
Rotting Christ Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
Samael Passage
Saor Roots
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Skyfire Mind Revolution
Slowdive Souvlaki
Soul Cycle Soul Cycle
Soul Cycle Soul Cycle II
Steel Panther All You Can Eat
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

If you like fast, slightly dirty black metal with slow chord progressions and a whole lot of
repetition, then Sun Worship's debut Elder Giants is definitely something to look into. But
hey, you should be checking it out anyway.
Svffer Lies We Live
Riffs riffs riffs.
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
System of a Down Toxicity
Testament The Gathering
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Devin Townsend Project Addicted
The Devin Townsend Project Ghost
The Great Old Ones Al Azif
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
A major step up from their previous record, Tekeli-Li is everything one could want from an
atmospheric black metal record. The record sounds full with a palpable atmosphere, and the
songwriting is concise and never tedious. My favorite black metal record of the year as of
this writing. Definitely going to see this on a lot of end-of-year lists (and if not, it'll
be a shame).
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Oh Hellos The Oh Hello's
The Oh Hellos Through The Deep, Dark Valley
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
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
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.
Toh Kay The Hand That Thieves
Tonight Alive What Are You So Scared Of?
Twilight Monument To Time End
Typhoon (USA-OR) White Lighter
Unru Split with Paramnesia
Vektor Outer Isolation
Verwustung Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life
Verwustung Soft Hands, Pale Moon
One great 20-minute slab of atmospheric black metal, drenched in ambience.
Warning Watching from a Distance
We Stood Like Kings Berlin 1927
Weakling Dead as Dreams
Wedrujacy Wiatr Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
The Polish WittR.
Windir Arntor
Windir 1184
Windir Soknardalr
Windir Likferd
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Woods of Desolation Sorh [Ep]

3.5 great
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC Flick of the Switch
AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute You
Addaura Addaura
Addaura Burning for the Ancient
So much better than Turn of the Eternal Wheel.
Aeon Spoke Aeon Spoke
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre Monde
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alghazanth Wreath of Thevetat
Altar Of Plagues White Tomb
Altar Of Plagues Tides
Altar Of Plagues Mammal
Alterbeast Immortal
Fast, brutal, and FUN tech death.
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
Arizmenda Within the Vacuum of Infinity...
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
At The Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Aurvandil Thrones
Autumn Leaves As Night Conquers Day
Bat For Lashes Two Suns
Beastmilk Climax
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here And Beyond)
Behemoth The Satanist
I can't help but compare this to Rotting Christ.
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Black Sabbath 13
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Bongripper Satan Worshipping Doom
Bosse-de-Nage III
Braveyoung Will The Dust Praise You
Cara Neir Stagnant Perceptions
Atmospheric/black/grind/punk yeah.
Carcass Swansong
Caspian Hymn For The Greatest Generation
Chelsea Wolfe Ἀποκάλυψις
Cloudkicker Fade
Conan Blood Eagle
Converge Jane Doe
Converge Axe to Fall
Cormorant Metazoa
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deathspell Omega Drought
Deathspell Go Punk, Vol 1
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Agonie
tl;dr this rules.
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dissection Reinkaos
Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity
Eluveitie Slania
Eluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Entropia (PL) Vesper
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.
Fallujah Nomadic
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
Forteresse Crepuscule d'Octobre
Fyrnask Bluostar
Galaktik Cancer Squad The Gathering
Gorguts Colored Sands
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.
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Ihsahn After
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
Immortal All Shall Fall
In This Moment Beautiful Tragedy
In This Moment The Dream
Iron Maiden Somewhere Back In Time
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
Lantlos .neon
Lantlos Agape
Leech If We Get There One Day...
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 Pulling Down the Sky
Atmospheric, aggressive, epic, brooding, doomy, with a drop of folk. For fans of the Cascadian brand, Weakling, and the like.
Leucosis Leucosis
Light This City Stormchaser
Lights & Motion Save Your Heart
Meshuggah obZen
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Miasme perpetual.terminal
Milhaven Automata
Milhaven Milhaven
Mitochondrion Parasignosis
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mogwai Les Revenants OST
Mogwai Rave Tapes
Mushroomhead XIII
My Useless Life Negative Memories
More of that "DSBM" that isn't awful. Very good stuff.
Nachtmystium Instinct: Decay
Nameless Coyote Devoured by the Swirling Night
Negative Plane Stained Glass Revelations
Nhor Whisperers to this Archaic Growth
Nightshade Wielding The Scythe
NOFX The War on Errorism
NOFX Coaster
NOFX Self Entitled
Nontinuum The Stars You Gathered, The Stars I Destroyed
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
Of Solitude and Solemn Of Solitude and Solemn
Off With Their Heads Home
Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Watershed
Oranssi Pazuzu Valonielu
Panopticon Collapse
Paramnesia Paramnesia
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Pelican Forever Becoming
Pennywise All or Nothing
Petrychor Effigies and Epitaphs
Protest The Hero Scurrilous
Ronnie Dio was here.
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics
Quadrupede Quadrupede
Qualia Vignettes
Short, pretty, post-rock movements.
Rahu The Quest for the Vajra of Shadows
Red Sparowes Aphorism
Russian Circles Empros
Russian Circles Memorial
Sadhaka Terma
Do you like all that Cascadian jazz? Ya? Then here you go bud.
Samael Solar Soul
Samael Reign Of Light
Seizures The Sanity Universal
Sepultura Roots
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.
Skogen I Doden
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Christ Illusion
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Soilwork The Living Infinite
This is getting ridiculous. Even the cheesy parts are well-executed.
Sophie Madeleine Love Life Ukulele
Sorrows Threads
Ambient. Pounding. Bleeding ears. Fifteen minutes. Interesting.
SubRosa More Constant Than The Gods
Suffocation Human Waste
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.
The Body/Braveyoung Nothing Passes
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Tonight Alive The Other Side
Turisas The Varangian Way
Ulver Bergtatt
Uneven Structure Februus
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Vallendusk Black Clouds Gathering
If you like Der Weg Einer Freiheit, you should like this a lot.
Volcanic Queen Faith In Desire
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.
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."
Within Temptation The Unforgiving
Woe Quietly, Undramatically
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Woman is the Earth Of Dirt
Woman is the Earth This Place That Contains My Spirit
Atmospheric USBM. Driving guitars, synthesizers, and blast beats drenched in reverb.
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Woods of Desolation As The Stars
Woodsman Woodsman
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
1349 Hellfire
Abigail Williams Legend
AC/DC Ballbreaker
AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip
AC/DC Blow Up Your Video
AC/DC Fly on the Wall
Alcest Shelter
The drums ROCK! The bass ROCKS! And the guitar - ohhh, the guitar ROCKS! Check it out! CHECK IT OUT!
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
An Autumn For Crippled Children Lost
An Autumn For Crippled Children Hearts Of Light/Blossoms
Anchors Bad Juju
Aosoth III - Violence & Variation
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Arch Enemy The Root of all Evil
It's been released in Europe; it comes out in the U.S. on Oct 6, and it's been on youtube for at least a week now, and it's pretty good, too.
Angela's shrieks and screams are still punishing and just plain scary. If you want real aggression, look no further. I think this may be some of her more br00tal material
Arizmenda Without Circumference Nor Center
Astronoid Stargazer
Avril Lavigne Let Go
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.
Black Monolith Demo EP
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits 1970-1978
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber I
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber II
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was...Liber III
Bosse-de-Nage II
Brendon Small Galaktikon
Buckethead Monument Valley
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Carbonscape Artistry of Exhaustion III
Lovely ambient/drone from Petrychor's one and only Tad Piecka.
Caspian Waking Season
Celephais Becoming the Deceased
Celephais Tir n'a n'Og
Cloudkicker Loop
Cloudkicker Hello
It's like a weird robotic distortion over the sounds of organ music on a record player.
Coffinworm IV.I.VIII
Cosmic Church Ylistys
Crowbar Sever The Wicked Hand
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.
Dark Funeral Angelus Exuro pro Eternus
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
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.
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 The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver Devildriver
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
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.
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Indestructible
Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
DragonForce The Power Within
Dragonlord Black Wings Of Destiny
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Not as good as Addaura.
Ea A Etilla
Echtra Paragate
Eluveitie Everything Remains As It Never Was
Embers Shadows
Encircling Sea A Forgotten Land
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Equilibrium Rekreatur
Evanescence Fallen
Evanescence The Open Door
Fall Out Boy PAX AM Days
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fire In The Cave Fire In the Cave
Galaktik Cancer Squad Celestia
Gaunt Demo
Germ Wish
Get Rad Say Fuck No To Rules, Man
Get Rad Choose Your Own Adventure
Get Rad I Can Always Live
Punk is as punk does, fast, hard, and with little care for your eardrums.
Gnaw Their Tongues Eschatological Scatology
Gottesmorder Gottesmorder
Hate Eternal Phoenix Amongst The Ashes
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
HIM Dark Light
Horseback The Invisible Mountain
Hungry For Hands I Was Hungry For Hands
I Between Two Worlds
Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Chic Not Like This
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Kalendae Kalendae
Kalmah Seventh Swamphony
Kamelot Silverthorn
Doesn't suck!
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
Leucosis III
Light Bearer Silver Tongue
Locrian Return To Annihilation
Ludicra The Tenant
Malthusian MMXIII
Mastodon Leviathan
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Mayhem Chimera
Mayhem Deathcrush
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Endgame
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 St. Anger
Metallica Death Magnetic
Morphinist Nebulae
Morphinist The Arcane Session
Morphinist The Wormhole Session
Municipal Waste Hazardous Mutation
Nachtmystium Assassins: Black Meddle Pt.1
Nachtmystium Addicts: Black Meddle Pt. 2
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine
Naglfar Pariah
Naglfar Harvest
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
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
NOFX Never Trust a Hippy
Novembers Doom Into Night's Requiem Infernal
O' God the White Whale Never Knows Best
Obolus Demo
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.
Obscura Omnivium
Old Man's Child Slaves Of The World
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Panopticon Panopticon
Panopticon On the Subject of Mortality
Panopticon Social Disservices
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
Periphery Periphery
Pseudogod Deathwomb Catechesis
Red Fang Red Fang
Red Fang Murder the Mountains
Rotten Sound Species At War
Ruin Lust Demo 2011
Ruin Lust Ruin Lust
This rules guys come check out the swirling darkness m/
RVIVR The Beauty Between
Samael Above
Sarah Longfield Par Avion
Satanic Surfers Hero of Our Time
Scar Symmetry The Unseen Empire
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
Skagos Ast
Skagos Anarchic
I'll echo what leycec said; first half was perfect, second half was a bit sloppy and the production wasn't as clear. Still a good release, though.
Slayer God Hates Us All
Sodom In War and Pieces
Sophie Madeleine Silent Cynic
Sorrows Sorrows EP
Sorrows Lethe
Strapping Young Lad City
Sun Worship Sun Worship (demo)
Sun Worship Surpass Eclipse
Sunnata Climbing the Colossus
Sutekh Hexen Luciform
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,
Sutekh Hexen Behind the Throne
Second track had less black metal than I'd have hoped, but the first track was entertaining.
Teitanblood Purging Tongues
Terra Deep Inamorata
Testament Demonic
Testament Low
Thaw Thaw
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
The manliest singalong metal these ears have ever heard. Watch your back, Manowar.
Toluca Act I
Toluca Memoria
Totem Skin Still Waters Run Deep
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Trivium In Waves
Truckfighters Universe
Twilight III: Beneath Trident's Tomb
It's out there. Go get it.
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Vales Clarity
Vattnet Viskar Demo
Verwustung When Light Broke the Stars, Humanity Rejected Us
Verwustung I First Saw You On That Snowy Night And
Verwustung Tunnel Ghosts
Vestiges The Descent Of Man
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 Distressor
Whirr June
Whirr Pipe Dreams
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 Diadem of 12 Stars
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
I don't know, man. I don't know.
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.
Yellow Eyes Silence Threads the Evening's Cloth
Yellowcard Southern Air
Young And In The Way I Am Not What I Am

2.5 average
Annorkoth The Last Days
Ash Borer Bloodlands
Burzum Belus
Cannibal Corpse Hammer Smashed Face
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
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
Immolation Majesty and Decay
In Flames Colony
In Flames Whoracle
In Flames Come Clarity
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Lake Of Blood As Time and Tide Erodes Stone
Liturgy Aesthethica
Marduk Iron Dawn
Megadeth So Far, So Good...So What!
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Panopticon Kentucky
Pig Destroyer Book Burner
Production is too flat and passionless. It doesn't sound heavy or abrasive, unlike their older stuff.
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
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.
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 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.
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones
Chimaira The Infection
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
Less guitars, moar orchestra, tons more lame.
Dispirit 111112
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
Paramore Paramore
Portal Vexovoid
Hey this album leaked vacuum metalheads unite!!!!!! 5/5
Trivium Vengeance Falls
When Woods Make Graves Consuming Darkness

1.5 very poor
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
Sleeping Peonies s l o w l y d i s a p p e a r i n g
It's shoegaze/screamo with a lo-fi black metal recording style. The music goes nowhere and is instrumentally hard to follow due to the awful recording sound. If you really hate Envy but want something vaguely similar in order to appear superior to all your awful music-listening hipster friends, then 'Peonies is for you.

1.0 awful
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.
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?
Blood on the Dance Floor OMFG Sneak Peak
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 Bad Blood
God can't save us now. God can't save us now.
brokeNCYDE I'm Not A Fan, But The Kids Like It!
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
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.
Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
They make me sad. Music shouldn't make you sad in this way.
Lil B I'm Gay (I'm Happy)
Lil B God's Father
Lil B Where Did the Sun Go?: Rare Golden Mixtape Pt.3
Lil B 100% Gutta
Lil B 05 Fuck Em
Praise Jehovah, the one true god.
Lil B Basedworld Paradise
Lil Wayne Rebirth
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.

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