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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandWhat an album! Kept me hooked all the way through with it's infectious punk-y riffs, vocals and energy. Not a boring moment on it, simply one of the best post-hardcore albums I've heard, probably the best!
Top 3 Tracks: "One armed Scissor", "Invalid Litter Dept.", "Mannequin Republic"Black Sabbath ParanoidBlack Sabbath Black SabbathA truly fantastic album that was light years ahead of it's time. One of the first heavy metal albums of all time that paved the way for all that is to come. With dark, somber lyrics, droning guitar and bass and of course Ozzy's iconic performance, this album is indeed a classic, that stands up as well today as it ever did.Bruce Springsteen Born to RunBrilliant pop-rock album from the 70s. Very energetic and very uplifting to listen to with some all time classic songs (who hasn't heard "Born to Run"??). Springsteen is also a beast live.
Top 3 Tracks: "Thunder Road", "Born to Run", "Jungleland"Camel MirageDeath The Sound of PerseveranceDeath SymbolicA supurb death metal album and one of the best I've heard. Technical and progressive, but not letting up on the brutality. Some supurb drumming - notably the end of 1000 Eyes and enthrilling gutiar lines.
Top 3: "Symbolic", "1,000 Eyes", "Perennial Quest"Deep Purple Machine HeadTop 3 Tracks: Highway Star, Maybe I'm a Leo, Smoke on the WaterDeep Purple In RockDream Theater Images and WordsThe one thing I love about this album the most (despite the fresh ideas, great lyrics, perfect production and super musicianship) is the pure ENERGY each band member seems to have. Everything sounds like it's had 100% effort put into it and the band sound like they're really enjoying performing - more so than on any of their other albums. There are no over the top solos and Labrie is at his best. Also Myung is also supurb here - especially his ORGASMIC bass solo on Metropolis! Highly recommended!
Top 3 Tracks: "Pull Me Under", "Take the Time", "Metropolis: Part 1"Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a MemoryAn absolute masterpiece in my mind. As my favourite album of all time, it never gets boring, each track is near perfect! The music is superb - technical and progressive yet not too "wanky" (as would happen with some later releases), brilliant songwriting and storytelling (the way the entire album flows is genius) and great lyrics and a strong vocal performance by LaBrie. Simply put, the entire band shines on this album. A classic mordern prog album!
Top 3 Tracks: "Fatal Tragedy", "Home", "Finally Free". Dream Theater AwakeA darker, heavier follow up to "Images", "Awake" is another fan favourite album and one of DT's best. Contains a excellent vocal performance by LaBrie and great playing all round from the band along with some of the band's best lyrics - jam packed with metaphors and deep meaning! More progressive and unconventional than the previous albums, this one was very hard for me to get into, but it's extremerly rewarding if you give it a chance. Kevin Moore also leaves us with the haunting "Space Dye Vest". Beautiful.rTop 3 Tracks: Caught in a Web, Voices, Scarred Edge of Sanity Crimson IIEdge of Sanity CrimsonFrank Zappa Hot RatsGenesis FoxtrotGenesis Selling England by the PoundGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...A simply amazing album. Has a real "WOW" factor to it. Every track is stunning, beautiful and thought-provoking, especially the incredible 'Sleep', which would go in a top 10 list of the best songs ever. Reccomended for pure relaxion purposes with its calm and soothing qualities.
Recommended to all who want a truly original and deep listen. Be prepared for long songs though! (The shortest is 19 mins!)
Top 3 Tracks: "Storm", "Sleep", "Antennas to Heaven"Haken The MountainStreaming this now, and it is completely tremendous. Dream Theater are my favourite band, but this album could/will likely be my album of the year, despite their new upcoming release. Any rating below 4.5 for this would seem just... wrong.Iron Maiden PowerslaveTop 3 Tracks: Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight, Rime of the Ancient MarinerIron Maiden The Number of the BeastOne of the greatest metal albums ever! Highly reccommended, it's great fun to listen to from start to finish - one of the most entertaining metal albums from a superb band that doesn't take themselves too seriously. Also, Bruce Dickenson is arguably one of the greatest, if not the greatest vocalist ever!
Top 3 Tracks: "The Number of the Beast", "Run to the Hills", "Hallowed be Thy Name"Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh SonTop 3 Tracks: Can I Play with Madness?, The Evil That Men Do, Seventh Son of a Seventh SonIsis PanopticonEasily Isis' best album, this album is simply epic in every sense of the word. A real best of an album that feels gradiouse whether it be the harsh sludgy vocals, the beautiful quiet passages or the thundering guitar. Every song is perfect and completely captivating, and despite not being fast paced and having long songs, it never get' boring for a second! rTop 3 Tracks: Backlit, In Fiction, Syndic CallsJethro Tull Thick as a BrickJudas Priest PainkillerAh yes. A true metal classic. JP's best album, it's one of those album's that's just so energetic it can't be classed as anything else but 'fun'. Great fun, to be precise with an energy that never lets up. Halford is godly on this! Great driving music, by the way.rTop 3 Tracks: Painkiller, All Guns Blazing, Metal MeltdownKamelot The Black HaloKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingOne of the founding albums for progressive rock, this is a stunning and timeless album. Every song is powerful, memorable and emotional, especially the emotional "I talk to the Wind" and "Epitaph". It's not all gloomy though, there's some more groovy upbeat tracks such as "21st Century Schizoid Man" and the title track. All in all a great album for chilling to with mates after a long drinking night!
100% recommended. One of the greatest albums ever made.
Top 3 Tracks: 21st Centuary Schizoid Man, Epitaph, The Court of the Crimson KingMegadeth Rust in PeaceFast, heavy, progressive, energetic. All these words describe RIP perfectly. A landmark thrash album, although with a more progressive edge than it's peers. It contains a superb guitar performance from Mustaine and Friedman with some kick-ass solos and energetic vocal display. Very catchy and highly recommended. Also more technical than the other thrash at the time.rTop 3 Tracks: Holy Wars, Hanger 18, Tornado of SoulsMegadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?Top 3 Tracks: Wake Up Dead, Peace Sells, Good Morning/Black FridayMetallica Master of PuppetsA juggernaut of an album that screams classic! Very inspirational, it floors you with it's chuggy, heavy riffs, political lyrics and powerful vocal performance from vocalist Hetfield. Also contains the swan song of former bassist, the legend Cliff Burton, with the pummeling "Orion", not to mention one of the most famous opening riffs in metal history ever with "Master of Puppets". Essential to any metal fan, itcould be the best thrash album ever made.rTop 3 Tracks: Master of Puppets, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), OrionMetallica Ride the LightningTop 3 Tracks: From Whom the Bell Tolls, Fade to Black, The Call of KtuluMetallica ...And Justice for AllTop 3 Tracks: ...And Justice For All, One, To Live Is To DieOpeth Still LifeTop 3 Tracks: "The Moor", "Godhead's Lament", "Moonlapse Vertigo"Opeth Blackwater ParkComplete fire and ice. Brutality and beauty combined so perfectly at a level never achieved before. Supurb production, Mikael's vocals are amazing and powerful in both the gutteral screams to the beautifully constrasted melodic clean vocals and the guitars, drumming and bass all do an outstanding job. Supurb album, some classic death metal tracks found here.
Top 3 Tracks: "The Leper Affinity", "The Funeral Portrait", "Bleak" Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of OzzPink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonA supurb album, utterly perfect. Not only one of the best progressive rock albums of all time, but one of the best albums of any genre! Simple and beautiful stuff. If you haven't heard this or own this already get it. Now!
Highly Recommended. 5/ 5
Top 3 Tracks: "Time", "Us and Them", "Brain Damage"Pink Floyd AnimalsPink Floyd Wish You Were HereAnother classic from PF. Some would say better than Dark Side, although I prefer DS. Saying that, still an incredible album - worth buying for "Shine on..." alone.
Top 3 Tracks: "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" (both parts), "Welcome to the Machine", "Wish You Were Here"Queensryche Operation: MindcrimeA pure classic and one of the best Progressive Metal albums of all time. Brilliant story along with technical and memorable songs. Geoff Tate shines.rTop 3 Tracks: "Revolution Calling", "Spreading the Disease", "Eyes of a Stranger"Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime (Deluxe Edition)Radiohead Kid ARadiohead OK ComputerAlthough not as powerful and mind blowing as Kid A, OK Computer is no doubt an amazing album. The perfect stepping stone between The Bends and Kid A, the album provides some truly stunning moments and never gets boring. Thom Yorke once again delivers a stunning vocal performance that drives the album and there are gentle and entrancing guitar and keybaord tunes throughout, cementing the album as a classic and an essential radiohead release.Robin Trower Bridge of SighsRush 2112Rush Permanent WavesRush HemispheresSepultura Beneath the RemainsTop 3 Tracks: "Beneath the Remains", "Inner Self", "Mass Hypnosis"Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjunSigur Ros ( )Pure beauty condensed into music. What a superb album, it really takes you on a journey with the subtle yet rousing sounds presented on the album! It's a brilliant album to reflect the aspects of life and really evokes a lot of emotions. Great to listen to on a long car journey at night for best effect.rHighly recommended.rSlayer Reign in BloodClassic thrash metal. Brutal, fast stuff with so much agression, energy and power in all the songs. One of the heaviest thrash albums ever, no doubt! Great gym music as well.rTop 3 Tracks: "Angel of Death", "Postmortem", "Raining Blood"Sodom M-16Heavy aggressive adrenaline pumping stuff! The combination of brutal thrash with lyrics about the vietnam war just works SO WELL. Violent and angry, it's guaranteed to pump the adrenaline up of any metal-head. Perfect for a tough wieght lifting session at the gym The best post-2000 thrash album.rTop 3 Tracks: "Napalm in the Morning", "M-16", "Lead Injection"Steven Wilson Grace for DrowningSymphony X V: The New Mythology SuiteA highly enjoyable conecpt album by Symphony X. The guitar/keyboard interplay is fantastic and the songwriting and lyrics are also amazing. It's a nice blend of progressive and power metal and the album is simply one of the best in the genre with standout tracks such as the melodic "Evolution" and the progressive middle eastern trends of "Egypt".rTop 3 Tracks: "Evolution", "Egypt", "Rediscovery Pt 2"The Beatles Abbey RoadA true classic. Very memorable, original (for the time), melodic, but yet very simple as well. Tracks that stand out for me include the jazzy "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and "She Came In Through the Bathroom Window", the latter containing an extremerly catchy lead guitar line that you'll be humming for days! The album should really be listened to as a whole though, I think. Superb. The band is firing on all cylinders here!
Simply one of the best albums I've ever heard. I can't for the life of me choose between this and Sgt. Pepper, though!
Top 3 Tracks: "I Want You...", "She Came in Through..." and "Because".The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You ExperiencedThe Who TommyThe Who QuadropheniaThe Who Who's NextVektor Black FutureYes RelayerYes Close to the Edge4.5 superbAC/DC Highway to HellAC/DC Back in BlackAC/DC Let There Be RockAkira Yamaoka Silent Hill 2Akira Yamaoka Silent Hill 3Alice in Chains DirtAmon Amarth With Oden on Our SideAmon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder GodAmon Amarth Deceiver of the GodsAnathema A Natural DisasterAnathema JudgementAnathema We're Here Because We're HereAnimals As Leaders Animals As LeadersAnimals As Leaders The Joy of MotionAnthrax Spreading the DiseaseAnthrax Among the LivingArch / Matheos Sympathetic ResonanceAstral Projection Trust in TranceAyreon The Human EquationBaroness Red AlbumBeardfish Sleeping in Traffic: Part TwoBeardfish MammothBeastie Boys Paul's BoutiqueBehemoth DemigodBehemoth EvangelionBehemoth The SatanistBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBetween the Buried and Me ColorsBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceEasily album of the year so far for me. Possibly their best album aswell, time will tell. Also their most progressive (if that appeals to you).r"Parliament", "Ghosts", "Telos", "Melting City" "Extremophile Elite" are some of the best songs they've ever written.Black Sabbath Master of RealityBlack Sabbath Vol. 4Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody SabbathBlack Sabbath Heaven and HellBlind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-EarthBlind Guardian Imaginations from the Other SideBruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of TownBruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street ShuffleBuckethead Population OverrideHaving heard a few Buckethead tracks before and not thinking much of them, this completely took me by surprise. An excellent jazzy album with hints of progressive elements and some King Crimson-y type sounds. Pretty much an essential listen for guitar fans. Do not judge him by his look, this effort is surprisingly mature.Buckethead Electric TearsBuckethead Electric SeaBudgie In for the Kill!Camel MoonmadnessCamel RajazCamel The Snow GooseUltimatley a classic prog album that fans of the 70's progressive scene will lap up with it's smooth, progressive sounds. Little heard of, but still very engrossing and entertaining throughout.Camel A Nod and a WinkCaravan In the Land of Grey and PinkCaravan Waterloo LilyCaravan For Girls Who Grow Plump in the NightChildren of Bodom HatebreederCircus Maximus The 1st ChapterCoheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of MadnessControl Denied The Fragile Art of ExistenceCreedence Clearwater Revival Bayou CountryCynic FocusCynic Traced in AirDark Angel Time Does Not HealDark Tranquillity CharacterDark Tranquillity FictionDark Tranquillity The GalleryDavid Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...David Bowie Aladdin SaneDeath Individual Thought PatternsDeath HumanDeath Angel The Ultra-ViolenceDecapitated Winds of CreationDeep Purple FireballDeep Purple BurnDemolition Hammer Epidemic of ViolenceDevilDriver The Last Kind WordsDevin Townsend TerriaDevin Townsend Ocean Machine: BiomechDio Holy DiverDio The Last in LineDream Theater Train of ThoughtHeavy stuff here folks - for Dream Theater at least. A memorable album for being Dream Theater's heaviest, still an excellent album, but I can't help but feel the band lost something when they switched heavier. Unfortionatly, this is also where Rudess and Petrucci started to get out of hand at times, but overall this is a great album that's full of adrenaline and is sure to get your head banging! Stream of Consciousness is their best instumental aswell, showing off the bands capabilities stylishly without going overbaord.rTop 3 Tracks: Endless Sacrifice, Stream of Consciousness, In The Name of GodDream Theater Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceThe follow up to DT's masterpiece, this was always going to be a hard album to make yet the band pull it off again. A heavier sound present on the album, the band present a masterpiece of a title track (alone worth the price) that's captivating, powerful and grand in scope, although not easy to digest at first. As if this wasn't enough, you get the best part of the AA suite, "Glass Prison" and the suburbly written and underrated "The Great Debate". Highly recommended to fans, though can be a lot to stomach at times due to it's grandness.rTop 3 Tracks: The Glass Prison, About to Crash, Solitary ShellDream Theater A Change of SeasonsThe title track may well be the band's best ever song - it's easily the best Portnoy has written. Stunningly written and composed it's a DT essential with one of Putrucci's best solos aswell. Though that is the only DT song on the album, the cover songs are all excewllent aswell, especially "The Big Medley" - a mix songs of Floyd, Queen, Genesis and more!rTop 3 Tracks: A Change of Seasons, The Big Medley, Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding.Dream Theater Live at BudokanDream Theater ScoreDream Theater A Dramatic Turn of EventsAbsolutely brilliant album from DT. After all the turbulence in the band with Portnoy leaving, they strike back better than ever. The album encompasses their best elements. It's very melodic (LaBrie is phenomenal, could be the performance of his career!), yet extremely progressive, much more so than Black Clouds. rRudess also shines here, some of his best work can be found, especially the frankly stunning opening of "Lost Not Forgotten". Petrucci does a great job producing and his guitar work is fantastic as usual, taking the album in a lighter (thank god) direction than the last few. rOne thing that also struck me, was the lyrical quality. I have not heard lyrics so strong and meaningful since Awake, people who hated SC's & BCSL's lyrics should enjoy the more old school feel here.rFinally, Myung. HE'S BACK BITCHES! This album finally brings him back into the limelight and he does an incredible job with far more complex bass than DT has had in about a decade.rThe only slight negative is that the album can get very wanky in some parts, but it does work for the song.rA final note, give it a few listens, it's not as immediate as the last few records, but it's so worth it! :DDream Theater Live at Luna ParkWatching this now, pretty solid performance and great set list. Rudess' keyboard solo in
particular rules as does the guitar solo and it's much more professionally filmed than Chaos
in Motion. Behind the scenes material is nice giving an informal look at the band and the
effort that went into the DVD. Recommended for fans.Eddie and the Hot Rods Do Anything You Wanna DoEdge of Sanity Purgatory AfterglowElliott Smith Either/OrEmerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad SurgeryEmerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & PalmerEmerson, Lake and Palmer TarkusEminem The Marshall Mathers LPEric Johnson Venus IsleExodus Bonded by BloodExodus Fabulous DisasterExodus Tempo of the DamnedExodus Shovel Headed Kill MachineExplorers Club Age of ImpactFates Warning No ExitFates Warning Awaken the GuardianFates Warning Perfect SymmetryFates Warning A Pleasant Shade of GrayFlotsam and Jetsam No Place for DisgraceFocus Focus 3Focus Focus IIFocus Hamburger ConcertoFreak Kitchen Spanking HourGenesis The Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayGenesis Nursery CrymeGenesis A Trick of the TailGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!Gojira From Mars to SiriusGuthrie Govan Erotic CakesHaken VisionsHatfield And The North The Rotter's ClubHawkwind Hall of the Mountain GrillHawkwind Warrior on the Edge of TimeHeathen Breaking the SilenceHeathen Victims of DeceptionHell (UK) Human RemainsHelloween Walls of JerichoHelloween The Dark RideHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IIHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The LegacyIced Earth Burnt OfferingsIced Earth Night of the StormriderIced Earth Something Wicked This Way ComesInfected Mushroom IM The SupervisorInsomnium Since the Day It All Came DownInsomnium Above the Weeping WorldIOEarth IOEarthThis could easily be a 5, simply one of the best progressive albums I've heard in a long, long time. The style seems like a blend of progressive rock and post rock at times and boy does it deliver! This album has everythingnyou would want from a progressive album - chilled and mystifying songs that take you on a journey, unique compositions, a veried selection of songs and brilliant musianship that is interesting throughout. And no 'wanking' whatsoever in sight. These guys could be huge with some more publicity and a few more albums.
Highly reccommended to prog or post rock fans.
Iron Maiden Iron MaidenTop 3 Tracks: Phantom of The Opera, Charlotte the Harlot Iron MaidenIron Maiden Piece of MindIron Maiden Rock in Rio (DVD)Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in TimeIron Maiden Flight 666: The Original SoundtrackIron Maiden Flight 666 (DVD)Isis OceanicITP The People Are...Jan Akkerman 10,000 Clowns on a Rainy DayJan Akkerman ProfileA truly phenomenal guitar album, this guy is a master at playing subtle and effective melodic blues. From the progressive “Fresh Air” to the melodic, almost folk-like remainder of the album, this is a must-buy for fans of blues and guitar. Absolutely brilliant guitarist with great control, it’s a shame he hasn’t gotten recognition on Sputnik yet.rDownload: ‘Fresh Air’, ‘Andante Sostenuto’, ‘Maybe Just a Dream’ rJan Akkerman Jan AkkermanJan Akkerman TabernakelJeff Beck Blow by BlowJeff Beck WiredJeff Beck Emotion & Commotion3.9?? Are you kidding me, this was a stunning album, I was blown away! Sure, it wasn't the usual upbeat and jazzy Beck, but damn, it was so emotional and moving. A beautiful album with some brilliant subtle guitar playing that's almost reminiscent of post rock at times. The only thing that puts it down for me are the vocals, but that's just a very minor glitch in Jeff Beck's most powerful album in many years.
Top 3 Tracks: "Serene", "Nessun Dorma", "Elegy For Dunkirk"Jethro Tull AqualungJethro Tull Stand UpJethro Tull A Passion PlayJethro Tull Minstrel in the GalleryJethro Tull Songs from the WoodJoe Satriani Surfing With The AlienJoe Satriani Strange Beautiful MusicJoe Satriani The ExtremistJoe Satriani Crystal PlanetJohn Petrucci Suspended AnimationJohn Petrucci An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan RudessJordan Rudess ResonanceJudas Priest Screaming for VengeanceJudas Priest Sad Wings of DestinyKamelot EpicaKamelot KarmaKarnivool Sound AwakeKatatonia Viva EmptinessKatatonia Brave Murder DayKatatonia Night Is the New DayKing Crimson RedKing Crimson LizardKreator Coma of SoulsKreator Pleasure to KillKreator Extreme AggressionKreator Phantom AntichristLed Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 1: Early DaysLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IILed Zeppelin Physical GraffitiLed Zeppelin Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin MothershipLevin Minnemann Rudess Levin Minnemann RudessLiquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2Machine Head Burn My EyesMachine Head The BlackeningMan Rhinos, Winos & LunaticsMan Be Good To Yourself at Least Once a DayAn excellent album and reportedly their best, this is an album (and band, infact) that needs more love around here!! Give them a go if you're into jammy, upbeat music with great jazzy and proggy guitars sprinkled throughoutMarco Sfogli There's HopeMarillion Script for a Jester's TearMarillion Misplaced ChildhoodMarillion Clutching at StrawsMarillion BraveA brilliant emotional and moody Marillion album, and the best with vocalist Steve HogarthMastodon LeviathanMastodon Crack the Skyemaudlin of the Well BathMegadeth EndgameMeshuggah Destroy Erase ImproveMeshuggah IMeshuggah obZenMeshuggah NoneMeshuggah SelfcagedMichael Angelo Batio No BoundariesMike Oldfield Tubular BellsMike Oldfield OmmadawnMotorhead Ace of SpadesMotorhead OverkillMotorhead Iron FistMuse AbsolutionNe Obliviscaris Portal of INeurosis Souls at ZeroOceansize FramesOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth Ghost ReveriesOtt SkylonOverkill The Years of DecayOverkill HorrorscopeOverkill Under the InfluenceOverkill IronboundOzzy Osbourne Diary of a MadmanPain of Salvation Remedy LanePain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1Pantera Cowboys from HellPantera Vulgar Display of PowerPantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of PanteraPaul Gilbert VibratoAn album that will surely divide the fans, "Vibrato" is a step in a new direction for Gilbert. Here's an album that (largely) drops the virtuoso shred for a new jazz fusion / progressive style. There's also vocals on most of the songs, and while they're not the best ever, they don't take themselves too seriously and can be a fun listen at times. IMO, this is a big step up for Gilbert. The music is jazzy, funky and just a fun listen. Listen with an open mind and give it a few spins before you judge, a brilliant record that has the balls to try something new and challenge the listener. Recommended.Pendragon The JewelPendragon The WorldPendragon Not of This WorldPink Floyd MeddlePink Floyd The WallAnother brilliant Pink Floyd release, ending their string of classics released throughout the 70s. Giving a more mainstream approach to thier music, PF drelease a record that's probably thier most well known. Highlight would be the tremedous and beautiful "Comfortably Numb" (everyone knows that solo!). Though I did miss the long epics on this release and the proggier sound.rTop 3 Tracks: "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)", "Comfortably Numb", "Hey You"Porcupine Tree In AbsentiaTop 3 Tracks: Blackest Eyes, Wedding Nails, Heartattack in a LaybyPorcupine Tree Stupid DreamPorcupine Tree DeadwingPorcupine Tree Fear of a Blank PlanetProtest the Hero FortressProtest the Hero VolitionPsychotic Waltz Into the EverflowPsychotic Waltz BleedingQueen A Night at the OperaQueen Queen IIQueen Sheer Heart AttackQueensryche Queensryche EPRadiohead The BendsRadiohead In RainbowsRainbow RisingRainbow Long Live Rock & RollRedemption The Fullness of TimeRedemption Snowfall on Judgment DayRiverside Second Life SyndromeRiverside Anno Domini High DefinitionRobert Pieculewicz Blue MetalOne of the best 'hidden gem' albums I've heard! I'm seriously surprised only me and 1 other person has voted on this, because this guy is a class guitarist playing with a similar style to that of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai or John Petrucci. Fans of either of those 3 guitarists should really give this a chance because they would not be dissappointed. This is an all instrumental guitar album and has a variety of brilliant tracks, most notably the jazzy "Blue" and "Crusader" and the upbeat, melodic "Castel".
Very highly reccommended to 'guitar virtuoso' fans. Shame it's so difficult to find, though.
Top 3 Tracks: "Castel", "Blue", "Dancing with a Saber"Rush Moving PicturesRush A Farewell to KingsSantana Santana IIISantana AbraxasSantana SantanaSantana MoonflowerSavatage Streets: A Rock OperaSavatage Gutter BalletSaxon Wheels of SteelSaxon Denim and LeatherSaxon Strong Arm of the LawSepultura AriseSepultura SchizophreniaSeventh Wonder Mercy FallsSeventh Wonder The Great EscapeSex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks...Shadow Gallery Digital GhostsShpongle Tales of the InexpressibleClose to being a 5, this is a brilliant psy-trance/electronica album, and probably the best I've ever heard. It's extremerly creative and orignal, making it a plasure to listen to from start to finish, despite its 70 min runtime. Relaxing and provocative, from the spanish influenced guitars of "Dorset Perception" to the exotic movements of "Around the World....", it's simply mesmerising!
Top 3 Tracks: "Dorset Perception", "My Head Feels Like A Frisbee", "Around the World in a Tea Daze"Shpongle Ineffable Mysteries from ShponglelandSigur Ros Takk...Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaustSlayer Seasons in the AbyssSlayer Hell AwaitsSlayer Haunting the ChapelSlayer South of HeavenSodom Persecution ManiaSodom Agent OrangeSodom Code RedSoilwork The Living InfiniteSonata Arctica SilenceSonata Arctica Winterheart's GuildSteve Vai Passion and WarfareSteve Vai The 7th SongSteve Vai's most melodic and powerful songs all in one package, plus some newbees. Supurb compilation album that contains the best song off most of his albums and a good place to start for newcomers that are put off by Vai's wierd sounds and want some emotional guitar music played with heart. If you enjoy this, then I highly reccomend checking out his albums. Missing "Lotus Feet" though, his best no. 7 song IMO.
Top 3 Tracks: "For the Love of God", "Tender Surrender", "Windows to the Soul"Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to SingStevie Ray Vaughan The Sky Is CryingSymphony X The Divine Wings of TragedySuper progressive metal album from one of the genre's leading bands. Heavy guitars are complimented by sweeping keybaords and a very strong vocal performance. Bass is audible as well, and plays a good part. As the name suggests, very symphonic and progressive yet catchy with tons of reply value, whether it be the fun "Sea of Lies" or the melodic "Candlelight Fantasia". Class album.
Top 3 Tracks: "Of Sins and Shadows", "Sea of Lies", "The Divine Wings of Tragedy" System of a Down System of a DownSystem of a Down ToxicityTestament Practice What You PreachTestament The New OrderTestament The LegacyTestament The Formation of DamnationThe Beatles RevolverThe Beatles Rubber SoulThe Beatles Magical Mystery TourThe Dear Hunter Act III: Life and DeathThe Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)The Dear Hunter BlackThe Dear Hunter IndigoThe Dear Hunter RedThe Dear Hunter VioletThe Dear Hunter WhiteThe Devin Townsend Band Accelerated EvolutionThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe Human Abstract Digital VeilThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as LoveThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe Ocean PelagialThe Prodigy The Fat of the LandThe Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.The Strokes Is This ItThe Tangent A Place in the QueueThe Tangent The Music That Died AloneThin Lizzy JailbreakThrice The Artist in the AmbulanceTony Macalpine Edge of InsanityTony Macalpine Maximum SecurityTool LateralusTool AenimaToxik Think ThisTransatlantic Bridge Across ForeverTransatlantic The WhirlwindWhat a truly great overlooked album. Stunning composition and yet catchy and fun at the same time. Love the old school lyrics and there are some very melodic passages.
Listen to it on a long car journey as a whole - it will not dissappoint! Also, get the 2 disc version for the cover songs & bonus tracks!
Top 3 Tracks: 'The Whirlwind', 'Is It Really Happening?', 'Dancing with Eternal Glory'Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless EmpireVan der Graaf Generator Pawn HeartsVan der Graaf Generator GodbluffVan der Graaf Generator H to He, Who Am the Only OneVan der Graaf Generator Still LifeVan Halen Van HalenVanden Plas Christ 0Why are there 2 versions of this album? The other one should be taken down (this one has more ratings). Otherwise, pretty cool album.Vektor Outer IsolationVinnie Moore Mind's EyeVinnie Moore Defying GravityVoivod NothingfaceVoivod Dimension HatrossVoivod Killing TechnologyYes The Yes AlbumYes Fragile4.0 excellentA Perfect Circle Mer de NomsAC/DC The Razor's EdgeAC/DC PowerageAC/DC High Voltage (International)AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute YouAlice Cooper Hey StoopidAlice Cooper The Last TemptationAlice in Chains FaceliftAlice in Chains Black Gives Way to BlueAlice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereAll That Remains This Darkened HeartAll That Remains The Fall of IdealsAlter Bridge One Day RemainsAlter Bridge BlackbirdAlter Bridge AB IIIAlter Bridge FortressAmon Amarth Versus the WorldAmon Amarth Surtur RisingAnathema A Fine Day to ExitAnathema Alternative 4Anathema The Silent EnigmaAndromeda Extension of the WishAndromeda II=IAnimals As Leaders WeightlessAnthrax Persistence of TimeAnthrax Fistful of MetalArch Enemy Doomsday MachineArch Enemy Anthems of RebellionArch Enemy Wages of SinArch Enemy Burning BridgesArch Enemy Rise of the TyrantAvenged Sevenfold Waking the FallenI don't care what sputnik thinks, this is a GREAT metalcore album. It's like STST but better in every way The screams are far better, the melodic parts are more powerful and hard hitting and the songwriting is the best of the band's career. In fact, this is probably the metalcore album I listen to the most. It's a shame they dropped the style after this album though, because they had something good going on.
Top 3 Tracks: "Chapter Four", "Eternal Rest", "I Won't See You Tonight Pt. 1"Ayreon The Final ExperimentAyreon Into the Electric CastleAyreon 01011001Beardfish Destined SolitaireBehemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)Behemoth EzkatonBehemoth Antichristian PhenomenonBehemoth ConjurationBehemoth Slaves Shall ServeBetween the Buried and Me The Silent CircusBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBigelf Cheat The GallowsBigelf HexBigelf Closer to DoomBlack Sabbath SabotageBlack Sabbath Mob RulesBlack Sabbath DehumanizerBlack Sabbath 13Blind Guardian Somewhere Far BeyondBlind Guardian A Night at the OperaBlind Guardian At the Edge of TimeBon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoBon Iver Bon Iver, Bon IverBruce Dickinson The Chemical WeddingBruce Dickinson Tyranny of SoulsBruce Dickinson Accident of BirthBruce Springsteen The RisingBruce Springsteen Tunnel Of LoveBruce Springsteen NebraskaBruce Springsteen Wrecking BallBuckethead ColmaBudgie SquawkCalled To Arms Peril and the PatientCamel CamelCamel Harbour of TearsCaravan CaravanCaravan If I Could Do It All Over Again...Caravan Caravan and the New SymphoniaCaravan Blind Dog at St. DunstansCaravan Cunning StuntsCaravan The Battle of HastingsCaravan The Unauthorized Breakfast ItemChildren of Bodom Follow The ReaperChildren of Bodom Hate Crew DeathrollChildren of Bodom Something WildChildren of Bodom Halo of BloodChimaira The Impossibility Of ReasonChimaira ChimairaChimaira ResurrectionCircus Maximus IsolateCircus Maximus NineCoheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3Coheed and Cambria No World for TomorrowCryptex Good Morning, How Did You Live?Dark Angel Darkness DescendsDark Angel Leave ScarsDark Tranquillity Damage DoneDark Tranquillity ProjectorDark Tranquillity ConstructDavid Gilmour On An IslandDeath LeprosyDeath Angel Act IIIDeath Angel The Art of DyingDeath Angel Relentless RetributionDecapitated Organic HallucinosisDecapitated NihilityDecapitated The NegationDecapitated Carnival Is ForeverDeep Purple Perfect StrangersDeep Purple The Very Best Of Deep PurpleDeep Purple Deep PurpleDef Leppard PyromaniaDestruction Spiritual GenocideDevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's HandDevilDriver BeastAnother solid effort from DevilDriver, improving upon Pray For Villains with a faster and more aggressive approach and more complex songs.DevilDriver Winter KillsDevin Townsend InfinityDio Master of the MoonDio Killing The DragonDio Sacred HeartDio Dream EvilDown NOLADream Theater Chaos in MotionDream Theater Black Clouds & Silver LiningsA really good album and a true return to form for Dream Theater. Sure, there are long songs are crazy solos but this time they are more restrained and more importantly more MEMORABLE. LaBrie gives one of his strongest performances of his career and the lyrics are meaningful again!! (Woop!) Portnoy is fast and crazy as per usual giving strong, thundering drum beats to the songs. Petrucci also plays one of the best solos of DT on Best Of Times. rHighly reccomended to DT fans!rTop 3 Tracks: A Nightmare to Remember, The Best of Times, The Count of TuscanyDream Theater Falling Into Infinity DemosAn improvement over the original album, worth getting for die hard DT fans only. The original version of Burning My Soul is 100% better, but most songs just have slight changes that make them less commercial and more... well DT! Don't expect a radical difference though.Dream Theater Images and Words: Live in TokyoDream Theater Dream TheaterReally good stuff. The songs are shorter and more structured with hardly and wankery - everything there is to aid the song. Musically it's heavy, yet proggy but not over the top and there's some classic DT sounds that hark back to I&W.rMangini gives an admirable performance as does Myung (it's so good to be able to hear the bass again) and the orchestral section on Illumination Theory is just outstanding. Highly recommended to fans.rCheck out: "Enigma Machine", "Illumination Theory"Dream Theater Happy HolidaysGo to Dream Theater's facebook, there's a link to a torrent for the free download of this. Flac files.rBasically, a free fan release covering the songs that didn't make it onto Luna Park. Not as solid as Luna so far, but hey, it's free!Eden's Curse TrinityEdge of Sanity Until Eternity EndsEdge of Sanity The Spectral SorrowsEluveitie SlaniaEmerson, Lake and Palmer TrilogyEminem The Slim Shady LPEnochian Theory Lifeâ€¦ And All It EntailsEric Johnson Ah Via MusicomEric Johnson BloomEric Johnson Seven WorldsEvile Enter the GraveEvile Five Serpent's TeethExodus Pleasures of the FleshExodus Exhibit B: The Human ConditionExplorers Club Raising the MammothFates Warning The Spectre WithinFates Warning ParallelsFates Warning DisconnectedFates Warning Darkness in a Different LightGreat album, a big step up from the rather boring "FWX", but not quite as epic as the recent "Arch / Matheos" album. "And Yet It Moves" is already one of my favourite Fates songs.Fear Factory DemanufactureFear Factory ObsoleteFlying Colors Flying ColorsFocus Focus Plays FocusFocus Ship of MemoriesFocus Focus 8Focus Focus 9 / New SkinFreak Kitchen MoveGenesis TrespassGodspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.Gojira The LinkGojira The Way of All FleshGuns N' Roses Appetite for DestructionHaken AquariusHallucinogen TwistedHawkwind In Search Of SpaceHawkwind Doremi Fasol LatidoHawkwind Blood of the EarthHawkwind LevitationHawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing MusicHawkwind Take Me to Your LeaderHeathen The Evolution of ChaosHelloween Better Than RawHelloween The Time of the OathHelloween Gambling With The DevilHelloween Straight Out of HellIce Cube AmeriKKKa's Most WantedIced Earth The Dark SagaIced Earth Horror ShowIced Earth DystopiaInfected Mushroom Classical MushroomInfected Mushroom Vicious DeliciousInfected Mushroom The GatheringInfected Mushroom B.P. EmpireInsomnium In the Halls of AwaitingInsomnium Across the DarkInsomnium Shadows of the Dying SunIron Maiden Dance of DeathIron Maiden Somewhere in TimeIron Maiden KillersTop 3 Tracks: Wrathchild, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Genghis KhanIron Maiden Brave New WorldIron Maiden Edward the GreatIsis Wavering RadiantJames LaBrie Elements Of PersuasionJames LaBrie Static ImpulseJan Akkerman Pleasure PointJan Akkerman The Noise of ArtJan Akkerman Minor DetailsJeff Beck Who Else!Jeff Wayne The War of the WorldsJethro Tull Heavy HorsesJethro Tull StormwatchJethro Tull Roots to BranchesJoe Satriani Super ColossalJoe Satriani Time MachineJoe Satriani Black Swans and Wormhole WizardsDamn fine album, seriously close to a 4.5 for me. I appreciate the more bluesy feel and emotion in the songs, and it's a nice change from Satriani's usual shredding (not to say that I don't love that too). Wicked album, check it out if you're a fanJordan Rudess Secrets of the MuseJordan Rudess Christmas SkyJordan Rudess Rhythm of TimeJordan Rudess ExplorationsJudas Priest Stained ClassJudas Priest Defenders of the FaithJudas Priest Sin After SinJudas Priest Killing MachineKamelot The Fourth LegacyKamelot SilverthornKarnivool ThemataKarnivool AsymmetryKatatonia The Great Cold DistanceKatatonia Tonight's DecisionKatatonia Discouraged OnesKatatonia Last Fair Deal Gone DownKiller Be Killed Killer Be KilledKillswitch Engage Alive or Just BreathingKing Crimson Larks' Tongues in AspicKing Crimson In the Wake of PoseidonKreator Enemy of GodKreator Violent RevolutionKreator Terrible CertaintyKreator Hordes of ChaosLamb of God Ashes of the WakeLamb of God As the Palaces BurnLamb of God SacramentLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter DaysLiquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension ExperimentLiquid Trio Experiment When The Keyboard Breaks: Live In ChicagoMachine Head Unto the LocustGood album, no where near as good as The Blackening though. The lyrics really irritated me in parts. Worth checking out if you like Machine head, but it's nothing new.Man ManMan Do you like it here now, are you settling in?Marillion FugaziMastodon RemissionMastodon Blood MountainMastodon The HunterMastodon Once More â€˜Round the Sunmaudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustiblemaudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Mapmaudlin of the Well Part the SecondMeat Loaf Bat Out of HellMegadeth Countdown to ExtinctionMegadeth Killing Is My Business...Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!Megadeth WarchestMeshuggah Catch ThirtythreeMeshuggah ChaosphereMeshuggah KolossMetallica Kill 'Em AllMetallica MetallicaMetallica The Videos: 1989 - 2004Michael Angelo Batio Planet GeminiMichael Angelo Batio Lucid Intervals and Moments of ClarityMortad The Myth of PurityMotorhead 1916Motorhead InfernoMotorhead BastardsMotorhead BomberMotorhead Another Perfect DayMotorhead OrgasmatronMotorhead Rock 'N' RollMotorhead MotÃ¶rheadMotorhead MotorizerMotorhead The World Is YoursMotorhead AftershockMullMuzzler MullMuzzler 2Muse Origin of SymmetryMuse Black Holes and RevelationsNeurosis The Eye of Every StormNeurosis Through Silver in BloodNeurosis A Sun That Never SetsNeurosis Times of GraceNeurosis Given to the RisingNevermore This Godless EndeavorNightmare World No RegretsNightwish WishmasterOceansize EffloresceOceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float UpOpeth OrchidOpeth MorningriseOpeth DeliveranceOpeth WatershedOpeth Pale CommunionOverkill Taking OverOverkill Feel the FireOverkill The Electric AgeOverkill White Devil ArmoryOzric Tentacles ErplandOzric Tentacles The Hidden StepPain of Salvation One Hour by the Concrete LakePain of Salvation EntropiaPain of Salvation Road Salt TwoParkway Drive AtlasPaul Gilbert Silence Followed By A Deafening RoarPaul Gilbert Fuzz UniversePendragon PurePendragon The Window of LifePendragon KowTowPendragon The Masquerade OverturePendragon PassionPendulum Hold Your ColourPendulum ImmersionPeriphery PeripheryPink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of DawnPink Floyd A Saucerful of SecretsPlanet X UniverseA great album by all means. Some good fun to be had here on the all instrumental tracks. The band includes the old keyboardest from Dream Theater, Derek Sherinian. Fans of the old DT should enjoy this, although it does get a tad "wanky" in parts and there isn't too much variety in the tracks.
Sweet album, some nice progressive drumming, bass and keyboard present. Would have gotten a 4 had there been more variety.
Top 3 Tracks: "Clonus", "Inside Black" and "2116".Porcupine Tree SignifyPorcupine Tree Voyage 34: The Complete TripPorcupine Tree Up the DownstairPorcupine Tree The Sky Moves SidewaysPrimal Scream ScreamadelicaProtest the Hero KeziaProtest the Hero ScurrilousPsychostick We Couldn't Think of a TitlePsychotic Waltz A Social GracePsychotic Waltz MosquitoQueen A Day at the RacesQueen QueenQueen InnuendoQueensryche Rage for OrderQueensryche EmpireAnother great album from Queensryche. Although it does lean to more mainstream songs and is a big step down from 'Mindcrime', the songs are catchy and engaging enough to save the album.Queensryche Promised LandQueensryche QueensrycheRadiohead AmnesiacRadiohead Hail to the ThiefRage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineRainbow Ritchie Blackmore's RainbowRammstein MutterRammstein Liebe Ist FÃ¼r Alle DaRedemption The Origins of RuinRedemption RedemptionRedemption This Mortal CoilRiverside Out of MyselfRiverside Rapid Eye MovementRiverside Shrine Of New Generation SlavesRush Fly by NightRush SignalsRush RushRush CounterpartsRush Snakes & ArrowsRush Clockwork AngelsSantana CaravanseraiSavatage The Hall of the Mountain KingSavatage Dead Winter DeadSavatage Edge Of ThornsSavatage The Dungeons Are CallingSaxon CrusaderSaxon SaxonSaxon Power and the GlorySepultura Chaos A.D.Serj Tankian OrcaSeventh Wonder Waiting in the WingsShadow Gallery Room VShadow Gallery LegacyShadow Gallery TyrannyShadow Gallery Carved In StoneShadows Fall The Art of BalanceShadows Fall Of One BloodShadows Fall The War WithinShpongle Are You Shpongled?Shpongle Museum of ConsciousnessSlayer Show No MercySodom Tapping the VeinSodom SodomSodom Expurse of SodomySodom In War and PiecesSoilwork The Chainheart MachineSoilwork A Predator's PortraitSoilwork Natural Born ChaosSonata Arctica EclipticaSonata Arctica Reckoning NightSoulfly Dark AgesSoulfly ConquerSoulfly EnslavedTheir heaviest and most technical album since Dark Ages, and very fast. Really enjoyed this, has a bit of old school Sepultura in there, and Soulfly have added a more death metal element, keeping the music fresh. A big step up from the mediocre "Omen", although I find the a lot of the songs have a weak ending, which lets them down slightly.Steve Vai Alien Love SecretsSteve Vai The Ultra ZoneSteve Vai The Story of LightSteven Wilson InsurgentesStone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2Switchfoot Hello HurricaneSylosis Conclusion of an AgeSylosis Edge of the EarthSylosis MonolithSymphony X The OdysseySymphony X Twilight in OlympusA great Symphony X album, albeit a bit underrated. Full of the usual stuff you'd expect from Symphony X, this has the great musicianship, the cheesy lyrics and the fantastic vocal performance. Sure, it's basically "Divine Wings... Part 2", but that's not necesserily a bad thing. "Smoke and Mirrors" is classic SYM X, as is "Church of the Machine". Unfortionatly, "Orion.." is really too cheesy for my liking and the rest of the album is only just above average.rTop 3 Tracks: "Smoke and Mirrors", "Church of the Machine", "Through the Looking Glass"Symphony X Paradise LostWith this album Symphony X take a new step into much more heavier territory. Unfortionatly, I think they lost something in the process, for some reason the album seems to drag a bit and I miss the keyboards as they don't play as big of a role here. Also, the harsher vocals don't seem to have the same power as when he used to let his cleans 'soar' on previous albums. In fact my highlights would be the keyboard driven title track and the soft "The Sacrifice" that hark back to the Symphony X of old.rTop 3 Tracks: "Paradise Lost", "The Sacrifice" "Revelation"Symphony X IconoclastA step up from Paradise Lost, Symphony X strike back with another brilliant prog/power metal release. With songs less forced but just as heavy and catchy, Iconoclast is a strong album with a good vocal delivery and solid instrumentation. Fans of Paradise Lost with enjoy this, as well as fans of their older material. "When All Is Lost" harks back to the album "V", and is a definate highlight.System of a Down MezmerizeSyzygy The Allegory of LightSyzygy Realms of EternityTenacious D Rize of the FenixTesseracT OneTesseracT Altered StateTestament The GatheringTestament Dark Roots of EarthThe Beatles Let It BeThe Beatles The BeatlesThe Beatles Beatles for SaleThe Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River NorthThe Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. LeadingThe Dear Hunter The Color SpectrumThe Dear Hunter GreenThe Dear Hunter OrangeThe Dear Hunter YellowThe Dear Hunter BlueThe Devin Townsend Band SynchestraThe Dillinger Escape Plan Miss MachineThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerThe Infinity Project Mystical ExperiencesThe Jeff Beck Group TruthWait, what the hell? The albums wered off the Jeff Beck page (therby losing all their ratings) and added to a new page The Jeff Beck Group? Kinda sucks that years of ratings are lost just for the change, but oh well...The Jeff Beck Group Beck-OlaThe Jelly Jam The Jelly Jam 2The Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Mars Volta NoctourniquetMaybe their best since "De-loused"... Anyways, I am really enjoying this. Hated it at first, but it's a real grower. Personally I'd advise everyone to listen thorugh 2-3 times before rating though.The Prodigy Music for the Jilted GenerationThe Prodigy Invaders Must DieThe Rolling Stones Beggars BanquetThe Tangent The World That We Drive ThroughThe Who The Who Sell OutThe Who Who Are YouThe Winery Dogs The Winery DogsThin Lizzy NightlifeThreshold HypotheticalThreshold Critical MassThreshold Wounded LandThreshold Extinct InstinctThreshold CloneThreshold March of ProgressThrice The Illusion of SafetyThrice VheissuThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & IIThrice Major/MinorTool UndertowTransatlantic Stolt Morse Portnoy TrewavasTransatlantic KaleidoscopeTrivium AscendancyTrivium ShogunTrue Symphonic Rockestra Concerto in True MinorUnexpect In a Flesh AquariumVan der Graaf Generator The Least We Can Do Is Wave to...Van der Graaf Generator World RecordVan Halen 1984Van Halen Van Halen IIVan Halen Fair WarningVan Halen Women and Children FirstVinnie Moore The MazeVinnie Moore MeltdownVinnie Moore Time OdysseyVinnie Moore To The CoreVoivod The Outer LimitsVoivod Target EarthVolbeat Rock The Rebel/Metal The DevilVolbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac BloodVolbeat Beyond Hell/Above HeavenWinter Rose Winter RoseWitherscape The InheritanceYes Tales from Topographic OceansYngwie Malmsteen Rising Force3.5 greatA Perfect Circle Thirteenth StepAC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapAC/DC Stiff Upper LipAC/DC Flick of the SwitchAlice Cooper TrashAlice in Chains Alice in ChainsAll That Remains Behind Silence And SolitudeAmon Amarth Fate of NornsAmon Amarth The CrusherAmon Amarth The AvengerAmon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden HallAnathema EternityAndromeda Manifest TyrannyAnthrax State of EuphoriaAnthrax Sound of White NoiseAnthrax Worship MusicArch Enemy StigmataArch Enemy Black EarthArch Enemy War EternalAvenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh TrumpetDespite what some people may think about the band, A7X's first 2 albums ARE good albums. This is a heavy album with a melodic edge that's much more daring and edgier thab recent releases. Sure, the screaming on this is not good, but it still manages to pack a punch and it's better than the whiny City of Evil and way better than the generic s/t.Ayreon Actual FantasyBeastie Boys To the 5 BoroughsBehemoth GromBehemoth SatanicaBehemoth The ApostasyBehemoth ....From the Pagan VastelandsBehemoth DemonicaBehemoth Thelema.6Behemoth Bewitching The PomeraniaBetween the Buried and Me Between the Buried and MeA brutally good album no doubt, but BTBAM do not show their full potential on here and the musicianship doesn't seem as "tight" as on later releases such as "Alaska" or "Colors". Still a great debut, though.
Top 3 Tracks: "More of Myself to Kill", "Arsonist", "Naked by the Computer" Bigelf Money MachineBigelf Into The MaelstromBlack Sabbath The Eternal IdolBlind Guardian Tales from the Twilight WorldBlind Guardian Follow the BlindBlind Guardian Battalions of FearBlind Guardian A Twist in the MythBruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom JoadBruce Springsteen The RiverBruce Springsteen Devils & DustBruce Springsteen MagicBruce Springsteen High HopesBullet for My Valentine Bullet for My ValentineBullet for My Valentine The Poison: Live At Brixton AcademyBullet for My Valentine Hand of BloodCamel Rain DancesCamel Dust and DreamsCaravan Cool WaterCaravan Paradise FilterChildren of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?Chimaira The Age Of HellCoheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine BladeCoheed and Cambria Year of the Black RainbowCynic Carbon-Based AnatomyCynic Kindly Bent to Free UsDark Angel We Have ArrivedDark Tranquillity HavenDark Tranquillity The Mind's IDark Tranquillity We Are the VoidDark Tranquillity SkydancerDeath Scream Bloody GoreDeath Spiritual HealingDeath Angel Frolic Through the ParkDeath Angel Killing SeasonDeath Angel The Dream Calls For BloodDeep Purple Rapture of the DeepDeep Purple Who Do We Think We AreDeep Purple StormbringerDeep Purple PurpendicularDeep Purple The Book of TaliesynDeep Purple Shades of Deep PurpleDeep Purple BananasDeep Purple Now What?!Well, this was kinda disappointing. There's a lot of potential here, but the songwriting and flow just isn't up to scratch. It's not bad by any means, but average by Purple standards. Gillian's vocals seem weak and whilst there are some cool moments, it generally seems uninspired.DevilDriver DevildriverDevilDriver Pray for VillainsDevin Townsend Ziltoid the OmniscientDio Lock up the WolvesDio MagicaDisturbed Ten Thousand FistsDream Theater Falling into InfinityProbably DTs weakest album along with WDADU. Very poor songwriting on a few songs, most notably the straight out pop-rock "You Not Me". The entire album is a greatly simplified down version of DTs sound, without any of the quirkiness of their usual work. Although not a great album as a whole, Myung's bass is impressive and also Petrucci has some nice jazzy-sounding tones on a few songs. Saying that, though, LaBrie's voice sounds poor here and Portnoy does nothing too special.rFor fans only.rTop 3 Tracks: Hell's Kitchen, Lines in the Sand, Just Let Me Breathe Dream Theater OctavariumSimilar to FII, for the most part, Octavarium seems simply too commercial for a band like DT. There is though 2 very solid tracks in the powerful 'Sacrificed Sons' and the epic 'Octavarium'. Unfortionatly, though, these great tracks seem to be shrouded by mediocrity such as the U2 sounding 'I Walk Beside You' and the Muse-y 'Never Enough' and the depressing 'The Answer Lies Within'.
Saying that, it is better than FII and the muddle of Systematic Choas and it's not a bad gateway album to get into the band.
Recommended for newcomers to DT, otherwise look elsewhere.
Top 3 Tracks: The Root of All Evil, Sacrificed Sons, OctavariumDream Theater WitherDream Theater When Dream and Day ReuniteDropkick Murphys Do or DieDropkick Murphys The Warrior's CodeEden's Curse Eden's CurseEdge of Sanity InfernalEdge of Sanity UnorthodoxEminem The Eminem ShowEminem Curtain Call: The HitsEminem Recovery"The last 2 albums didn't count. Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushing them out. I've come to make it up to you now, no more fuckin around. I've got something to prove to fans 'cos I feel like I let 'em down." - Actual words of Eminem from the song "Talkin 2 Myself". Yes, that's right, he acknowledges that he made 2 shit albums and apologises for them! When I heard this, my respect for Em shot right back up. This is a really good comeback album. Gone are the dodgy accents, gone are the dumb lyrics and gone are the commercial sounds. This album is a real throw back to his first 2 albums with the songs having a raw, controversail and emotional edge to them and it really took me by surprise. And this is coming from someone who usually doesn't listen to rap.
Only downside is the choruses get a bit annoying after a while.
Eminem has recovered.
Top 3 Tracks: "Cold Wind Blows", "Talkin 2 Myself", "Untitled"(hidden track)Enochian Theory Evolution: Creatio Ex NihilioEric Johnson TonesEric Johnson SouvenirEvile Infected NationsEvile SkullExodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit AFates Warning Night on BrockenFates Warning Inside OutFates Warning FWXFive Finger Death Punch War Is the AnswerFocus Mother FocusFoo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to LoseFrameshift Unweaving the RainbowFrameshift An Absence of EmpathyFreak Kitchen Dead Soul MenFreak Kitchen Freak KitchenFuneral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in ConversationFuneral for a Friend Welcome Home ArmageddonGenesis Wind & WutheringGenesis Spot the PigeonGojira Terra IncognitaHatebreed Rise of BrutalityHawkwind HawkwindHawkwind The Chronicle of the Black SwordHawkwind Quark, Strangeness and CharmHawkwind Sonic AttackHelloween Master of the RingsHelloween 7 SinnersHuntress Starbound BeastIce Cube The PredatorIced Earth Iced EarthIced Earth The Glorious BurdenInfected Mushroom Converting VegetariansInfected Mushroom Legend Of The Black ShawarmaInsomnium One for SorrowIron Maiden A Matter of Life and DeathIron Maiden The Final FrontierStill not sure about this album. It's definetly a great album and the band give a powerful performance but I can't help but miss the shorter, faster, more energetic 4 min songs off the classic albums. Don't get me wrong, these songs are great, brilliant at times, but they lack what older songs had and Bruce's voice isn't what it used to be. Still a good album, although drags at times due to the lack of energy and length.Isis CelestialJames LaBrie Impermanent ResonanceThis has some good-great songs and is overall solid and LaBrie gives a great melodic performance, but it just lacks balls... Some of the lyrics are way to sugary for me and it unfortunately goes for a more mainstream sound overall. It's worth a shot though (especially if you liked Static Impulse).Jan Akkerman C. U.Jeff Beck You Had It ComingJeff Beck JeffJethro Tull This WasJethro Tull BenefitJethro Tull War ChildJethro Tull Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die!Jethro Tull Crest of a KnaveJethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas AlbumJimmy Eat World Bleed AmericanJimmy Eat World FuturesJoe Satriani Is There Love In Space?Joe Satriani Flying In A Blue DreamJoe Satriani Not of This EarthJoe Satriani Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of RockJoe Satriani Unstoppable MomentumAnother solid Satch album, as expected. Some new sounds explored, which is cool, although those wanting the classic shred sound may be dissapointed even though it's more classic sounding than the last album, for good or bad. It's better on repeated listens, give it a chanceJohnny Cash American III: Solitary ManJudas Priest British SteelJudas Priest Angel of RetributionJudas Priest Ram It DownKamelot Ghost OperaKatatonia Dance of December SoulsKillswitch Engage The End of HeartacheKillswitch Engage Killswitch EngageKillswitch Engage As Daylight DiesKillswitch Engage Disarm the DescentKing Crimson DisciplineKing Crimson The Power to BelieveKing Crimson IslandsKing Crimson Starless and Bible BlackKing Crimson THRAKKraftwerk AutobahnKraftwerk Trans-Europe ExpressKreator Endless PainLamb of God WrathLamb of God ResolutionLed Zeppelin PresenceLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLinkin Park The Hunting PartyMachine Head Through the Ashes of EmpiresMachine Head The More Things Change...Man UndruggedMarillion Seasons EndMarillion MarblesThis album = Radiohead rip off. Still, they pull it off pretty damn well, though it's not the same as their more proggy, upbeat workMarillion Somewhere ElseMarillion Afraid of SunlightMarillion This Strange EngineMegadeth YouthanasiaMegadeth The System Has FailedMegadeth United AbominationsMegadeth Th1rt3enMeshuggah NothingMeshuggah Contradictions CollapseMeshuggah The True Human DesignMetallica Death MagneticMetallica Beyond MagneticMichael Angelo Batio TraditionMotorhead Snake Bite LoveMotorhead March Or DieMotorhead Kiss of DeathMotorhead We Are MotorheadMotorhead Overnight SensationMunicipal Waste Massive AggressiveMuse ShowbizNeurosis Enemy of the SunNirvana NevermindOpeth DamnationOpeth HeritageOverkill Killbox 13Overkill NecroshineOverkill W.F.OOverkill The Killing KindOverkill From the Underground and BelowOverkill ImmortalisPain of Salvation BePain of Salvation Road Salt OnePantera Far Beyond DrivenPantera The Great Southern TrendkillPantera Reinventing the SteelPendragon BelievePink Floyd The Division BellPink Floyd Atom Heart MotherPorcupine Tree Lightbulb SunQueen Made in HeavenQueen News of the WorldQueen JazzQueen A Kind of MagicQueensryche The WarningQueensryche Greatest HitsRacer X Street LethalRacer X Technical DifficultiesRadiohead Pablo HoneyRadiohead The King of LimbsRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRainbow Down To EarthRammstein SehnsuchtRammstein HerzeleidRammstein Reise, ReiseRammstein RosenrotRush Caress of SteelRush Roll the BonesSantana WelcomeSavatage The Wake Of MagellanSavatage Handful of RainSavatage Poets and MadmenSavatage SirensSerj Tankian Elect the DeadSerj Tankian HarakiriSeventh Wonder BecomeShadow Gallery Shadow GalleryShadows Fall Fallout From The WarShadows Fall RetributionShadows Fall Fire From the SkySlayer Divine InterventionSlayer Christ IllusionSlipknot SlipknotSlipknot IowaSlipknot Vol.3: (The Subliminal Verses) [Reissue]Slipknot Disasterpieces [DVD]Sodom Epitome of TortureNot too bad, pretty solid, but lacks the punch, riffs and variety of "War". It's certainly better than the 2's and 2.5's a large portion are giving it. A middle ground Sodom albumSoilwork Steelbath SuicideSoilwork Stabbing the DramaSoilwork Figure Number FiveSonata Arctica UniaSonata Arctica The Days of GraysSonata Arctica Pariah's ChildSoulfly ProphecySoulfly OmenSoulfly SavagesSpock's Beard SnowSpock's Beard The Kindness Of StrangersSteve Vai Real Illusions: ReflectionsSteve Vai Fire GardenStone Sour Stone SourStone Sour Come What(ever) MayStone Sour Audio SecrecyStrapping Young Lad Strapping Young LadSwitchfoot Legend of ChinSwitchfoot The Beautiful LetdownSwitchfoot Nothing is SoundSwitchfoot Oh! Gravity.Switchfoot Vice VersesSymphony X The Damnation GameSystem of a Down Steal This Album!System of a Down HypnotizeTestament Souls of BlackTestament LowThe Defiled Grave TimesThe Defiled DaggersThe Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityThe Dillinger Escape Plan Ire WorksThe Haunted The Dead EyeThe Jeff Beck Group Rough and ReadyThe Jelly Jam The Jelly JamThe Mars Volta AmputechtureThe Mars Volta OctahedronThe Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the MoneyThe Prodigy ExperienceThe Who The Who by NumbersThe Who My GenerationThin Lizzy Thunder and LightningThreshold SubsurfaceThreshold Dead ReckoningThrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IVThrice BeggarsTool 10,000 DaysVan der Graaf Generator The Aerosol Grey MachineVan der Graaf Generator PresentVan der Graaf Generator TrisectorVan Halen A Different Kind of TruthVanden Plas The God ThingVinnie Moore Out of NowhereVoivod Angel RatVolbeat The Strength/The Sound/The SongsVolbeat Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady LadiesWarpath DamnationWhitesnake WhitesnakeYes Going for the OneYes YesYes Time and a WordYes DramaYes MagnificationYes Fly from HereYngwie Malmsteen Attack!!Yngwie Malmsteen OdysseyYngwie Malmsteen TrilogyYngwie Malmsteen Fire & IceYngwie Malmsteen Marching OutYngwie Malmsteen Perpetual FlameYngwie Malmsteen Alchemy3.0 goodAC/DC BallbreakerAdrenaline Mob Adrenaline MobNot half as bad as people are saying. It's not amazing, but it was a fun listen, reminding me in parts of Motorhead.Adrenaline Mob OmertaAirbourne Runnin' WildAirbourne No Guts. No Glory.Airbourne Black Dog BarkingAll That Remains For We Are ManyAndromeda ChimeraAndromeda The Immunity ZoneAnthrax We've Come for You AllArch Enemy Khaos LegionsAtreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly KissesAtreyu The CurseAvenged Sevenfold City of EvilThis is not a bad album by any means, but it just lacks the punch the first two did. The musicianship itself is probably the best on this album. Although the drums are a bit bland and the guitar is a bit whiny at times and the bass is inaudible, it's still a very entertaining listen. My biggest problem with this release is the vocals. M Shadows is not a great signer, and his clean vocals really drag this down. It's a shame he stopped screaming, as I was one of the few who thought he did well on WTF. Also, the guitar seems way too clean. Oh well, not bad, just could have been so much better after the brilliant WTF.Avenged Sevenfold NightmareA nice little return to form from A7X. It's not perfect by any means ("Danger Line" is cheesy and "Welcome to the Family" is a tad generic), but it's a heck of a step up from the s/t. The songs are more melodic and focused, which helps greatly and there are some nice little progressive leanings in places (the beginning of "Save Me" definetely has been influenced by Portnoy). Unfortionatly, the lyrics still arent great and the first half of the album is a little weak, but the awesome second half makes up for this. 3-3.5.
Top 3 Tracks: "God Hates Us", "Fiction", "Save Me"Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the KingBehemoth Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)Behemoth Pandemonic IncantationsBehemoth And the Forests Dream EternallyBehemoth The Return of the Northern MoonBilly Talent Billy TalentBilly Talent Billy Talent IIBilly Talent Dead SilenceBlack Sabbath Technical EcstasyBlack Sabbath Headless CrossBlack Sabbath TyrBlack Sabbath Cross PurposesBruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsBruce Springsteen Lucky TownBruce Springsteen Working On A DreamBuckethead The Cuckoo Clocks of HellBuckethead Giant RobotBuckethead The Elephant Man's Alarm ClockBuckethead Crime Slunk SceneBullet for My Valentine The PoisonBurn the Priest Burn the PriestCamel Stationary TravellerCamel I Can See Your House from HereCamel BreathlessCamel NudeCaravan Better by FarCaravan The AlbumChildren of Bodom BlooddrunkChimaira The InfectionDeep Purple Come Taste the BandDeep Purple AbandonDevin Townsend PhysicistDisturbed The SicknessDisturbed IndestructibleDisturbed AsylumDown Down II: A Bustle In Your HedgerowDream Theater Systematic ChaosOverall, an fairly average effort by Dream Theater. Still not a bad album, but it is bogged down by awful and cheesy lyrics that are ALL fantasy. (Besides the dull "Repentance", although it is a highlight). On top of this, this is DT at their most "wanky" with long, pointless solos and instrumentals in songs. Also, LaBrie's vocal performance seemed poor - especially on the heavier tracks. On the plus side, there are some interesting parts such as the solo in Repentance and Myung performance is good, but overall it doesn't save the album.rTop 3 Tracks: In the Prescence of Enemies Part 1, Repentance, In the Presence of Enemies Part 2Dream Theater Greatest HitDream Theater Master of PuppetsThe music on this live cover album is almost note perfect. Petrucci emulates both Hammett and Hetfield with incredible precision it's hard to believe it's different people playing. Myung also provides good bass - more audible than Burton on the original, and Rudess I assume helps enhance the guitars, and it sounds seamless. Portnoy is also great playing Lars' drum beats.
It's a shame then, that the vocals of LaBrie simply do not fit this album. They sound SO forced and it really lets the album down greatly.
Still entertaining, though. Reccomended for diehard DT (or Metallica) fans only.Edge of Sanity CrypticEdge of Sanity Nothing But Death RemainsEluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane DominionEmerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 1Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2Exodus Impact Is ImminentExodus Force of HabitFive Finger Death Punch The Way of the FistFive Finger Death Punch American CapitalistFive Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side...Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven... Vol. 2Florence and the Machine LungsFocus Focus con ProbyFocus FocusFrank Zappa Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning WitchFreak Kitchen AppetizerFuneral for a Friend HoursFuneral for a Friend Memory and HumanityGenesis From Genesis to RevelationGenesis ...And Then There Were Three...Genesis DukeGenesis GenesisGenesis Invisible TouchHatebreed SupremacyHawkwind PXR5Hawkwind 25 Years OnHawkwind Alien 4Hawkwind Space BanditsHelloween Pink Bubbles Go ApeHelloween Rabbit Don't Come EasyHuntress Spell EaterIce Cube Laugh Now, Cry LaterIced Earth Framing ArmageddonIced Earth The Crucible of ManIced Earth Plagues of BabylonIn Flames Come ClarityInfected Mushroom Army Of MushroomsJan Akkerman Oil in the FamilyFor an album that originated from a bet that Akkerman couldn't write, record and produce an entire album within a day, it's not half bad, although the poppy synths throughout can get somewhat annoying.Jeff Beck Jeff Beck's Guitar ShopJeff Beck There and BackJeff Beck Crazy LegsJethro Tull The Broadsword and the BeastJethro Tull Catfish RisingJethro Tull J-Tull Dot ComJimmy Eat World ClarityJimmy Eat World Chase This LightJoe Satriani Joe SatrianiJudas Priest Point of EntryJudas Priest Rocka RollaJudas Priest Redeemer of SoulsKamelot Siege PerilousKamelot DominionKamelot EternityKamelot Poetry for the PoisonedKing Crimson Three of a Perfect PairKing Crimson The ConstruKction of LightKing Diamond Give Me Your Soul...PleaseKorn KornKorn Follow the LeaderLamb of God New American GospelLed Zeppelin CodaLed Zeppelin In Through the Out DoorLinkin Park MeteoraLiquid Trio Experiment Spontaneous CombustionLostprophets Start SomethingLostprophets The Fake Sound Of ProgressMarillion EssenceMarillion The Hard ShoulderThere's nothing terribly wrong with the "Happiness is the Road" albums, they just lack any kind of "flair" and instead end up being rather dull...Mastodon Call of the MastodonMastodon Revenge Gets UglyMegadeth Cryptic WritingsMeshuggah Psykisk TestbildMeshuggah Rare TraxMotorhead SacrificeMotorhead HammeredMullMuzzler Keep It to YourselfMuse The ResistanceMuse The 2nd LawNeurosis The Word as LawOverkill Relix IVOverkill I Hear BlackOverkill BloodlettingPain of Salvation ScarsickPapa Roach InfestPendulum In SilicoPink Floyd The Final CutPorcupine Tree The IncidentQueen The MiracleQueen The GameQueen The WorksQueensryche American SoldierRacer X Second HeatRacer X SuperheroesRage Against the Machine RenegadesRainbow Difficult to CureRush Vapor TrailsRush Hold Your FireRush Grace Under PressureRush Power WindowsRush PrestoRush Test for EchoSavatage Power of the NightSaxon Innocence is No ExcuseSepultura RootsSepultura KairosListening to this right now and is actually quite an improvement over the last few albums. Still not great, but heading for a 3 - 3.5 from me right now. Will vote later.rSepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the HeartSerj Tankian Imperfect HarmoniesShadows Fall Threads of LifeSlayer Diabolus in MusicaSlayer World Painted BloodSlipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)Slipknot All Hope Is GoneSodom Better Off DeadSodom Masquerade in BloodSodom Obsessed by CrueltySodom In the Sign of EvilSodom 'Til Death Do Us UniteSoilwork Sworn to a Great DivideSoilwork The Panic BroadcastSonata Arctica Stones Grow Her NameSoulfly SoulflySteve Vai Flex-AbleStill Remains Of Love and LunacySub Focus Sub FocusSwitchfoot Learning To BreatheSymphony X Symphony XTestament DemonicTestament The RitualThe Beatles Yellow SubmarineThe Prodigy Always Outnumbered, Never OutgunnedThe Who A Quick OneThe Who Face DancesThe Who Endless WireThreshold PsychedelicatessenThreshold For The JourneyFirst impression, solid album, but nothing new from Threshold and a little bit more straightforward than their last album.rNot bad, but next time Threshold should probably change things up a bit. Won't rate until a few listens later.rCheck Threshold's Facebook for a full stream of the album via prog magThrice Identity CrisisTrivium Ember to InfernoTrivium In WavesTrivium Vengeance FallsVan der Graaf Generator The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure DomeVan der Graaf Generator A Grounding in NumbersVan Halen For Unlawful Carnal KnowledgeVan Halen 5150Van Halen Diver DownVarious Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OSTVoivod KatorzVoivod VoivodVoivod RrroooaaarrrVoivod War and PainVoivod InfiniYngwie Malmsteen Unleash The FuryYngwie Malmsteen EclipseYngwie Malmsteen The Seventh SignYngwie Malmsteen Magnum OpusYngwie Malmsteen Facing the Animal2.5 average36 Crazyfists Collisions and CastawaysAC/DC Blow Up Your VideoAC/DC Black IceAll That Remains OvercomeAnathema SerenadesAnthrax Stomp 442Atreyu A Death-Grip on YesterdayAtreyu The Congregation of the DamnedAvenged Sevenfold Diamonds in the RoughBlack Sabbath Never Say Die!Black Sabbath Born AgainBlack Sabbath Seventh StarBlack Sabbath ForbiddenBruce Springsteen Human TouchBuckethead BucketheadlandBullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireBullet for My Valentine Road to NowhereCamel The Single FactorCaravan Back to FrontChickenfoot ChickenfootChildren of Bodom Relentless Reckless ForeverChimaira Pass Out Of ExistenceDeep Purple The Battle Rages On...Deep Purple Slaves and MastersDeep Purple The House of Blue LightDio Angry MachinesDisturbed BelieveDream Theater When Dream and Day UniteDream Theater The Majesty DemosEmerson, Lake and Palmer Love BeachEmerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 2Eminem RelapseFrom Grace Frayed End NetworkFuneral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell ThemselvesGenesis AbacabGenesis We Can't DanceHawkwind The Xenon CodexHawkwind Electric TepeeHawkwind It Is the Business of the Future to Be DangerousHawkwind Distant HorizonsHawkwind In Your AreaHelloween ChameleonIce Cube Kill at WillIce Cube Death CertificateIce Cube War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)Iron Maiden Fear of the DarkIron Maiden No Prayer for the DyingIron Maiden Virtual XIJethro Tull AJethro Tull Rock IslandJoe Satriani Engines of CreationJordan Rudess ListenJudas Priest JugulatorJudas Priest DemolitionJudas Priest NostradamusKillswitch Engage Killswitch Engage IIKing Crimson BeatKorn Life Is PeachyKorn UntitledKreator Cause for ConflictLinkin Park Living ThingsLostprophets Liberation TransmissionLostprophets The BetrayedMachine Head The Burning RedMegadeth The World Needs a HeroMegadeth RiskMegadeth Super ColliderI really, really wanted to like this a lot, and musically it's not that bad, but tbh it's just so generic and boring and the lyrics are absolutely dreadful. rMegadeth struck back hard a few years back with 'Endgame' to critical acclaim, but 'Th1rte3n' was average and this is just poor. Hopefully they will learn from this and make a faster,more aggressive album in the 'Endgame' vein next time. Metallica ReloadMetallica LoadNeurosis Pain of MindPapa Roach LovehatetragedyPapa Roach Getting Away with MurderPapa Roach The Paramour SessionsPapa Roach The ConnectionPink Floyd UmmagummaPink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of ReasonPorcupine Tree On the Sunday of LifeQueen Hot SpaceQueen Flash GordonQueensryche Hear in the Now FrontierQueensryche Operation: Mindcrime IISepultura Dante XXISepultura RoorbackSepultura AgainstSepultura A-LexSigur Ros VonSlayer God Hates Us AllSodom Get What You DeserveAlbum itself is a low 3, but the production is so thin and bad, I have to drop it to 2.5. Too many tracks that sound too similar aswell.Soulfly PrimitiveSteve Vai Sex & ReligionThe Who It's HardTrivium The CrusadeUnexpect UtopiaVan Halen BalanceVan Halen OU812Voivod NegatronVoivod PhobosYes 90125Yes UnionYes TalkYes Open Your EyesYes The LadderYes TormatoYngwie Malmsteen War to End All Wars2.0 poor50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'All That Remains A War You Cannot WinAnthrax Volume 8: The Threat Is RealAvenged Sevenfold Avenged SevenfoldOk.... first off, it's not quite as bad as most people say... but it's still bad. With this record, it seems A7X tried to be more experimental but got lost in too many styles, meaning the album doesn't flow well. Secondly, the vocals are HORRIBLE on this, as are the lyrics (what happened to the awesomeness of WTF??) and make the album sound really lame and juvenile. And the overall sound is just SO generic and predictible it sounds like Nickleback in some parts!! Poor effort.
Top 3 Tracks: "Critical Acclaim", "Afterlife", "Gunslinger"Buckethead Island of Lost MindsBuckethead Bucketheadland 2Bullet for My Valentine FeverBullet for My Valentine Temper TemperEmerson, Lake and Palmer Black MoonEmerson, Lake and Palmer In the Hot SeatEminem EncoreGenesis Calling All StationsHawkwind Church of HawkwindHawkwind SpacebrockIce Cube War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)Iron Maiden The X FactorJeff Beck FlashJeff Beck Frankie's HouseJudas Priest TurboKreator RenewalKreator OutcastKreator EndoramaLinkin Park Minutes to MidnightLinkin Park A Thousand SunsMachine Head SuperchargerMetallica Some Kind of MonsterMy Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet RevengeMy Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...My Chemical Romance The Black ParadePantera 1990-2000: A Decade of DominationPapa Roach Old Friends from Young YearsPapa Roach MetamorphosisQueensryche Q2KQueensryche TribeQueensryche Frequency UnknownSepultura NationSoulfly 3Still Remains The SerpentVan Halen Van Halen IIIW.A.S.P. Kill, Fuck, DieYes Big Generator1.5 very poorAtreyu Lead Sails Paper AnchorG-Unit Beg For MercyJethro Tull Under WrapsLady Gaga The FameLady Gaga The Fame MonsterMetallica St. AngerQueensryche Dedicated to ChaosA dull and uninspired album from Queensryche with awful lyrics and soulless music. Such a shame as American Solider was a decent album, and a defininite step in the right direction, but I guess that was just a fluke now. Give it up, Queensryche.Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad1.0 awful50 Cent The MassacreBeyonce I Am... Sasha FierceCrazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy HitsLady Gaga The Cherrytree SessionsLimp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
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