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5.0 classic
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
What 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 Paranoid
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
A 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 Run
Brilliant 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 Mirage
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Symbolic
A 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 Head
Top 3 Tracks: Highway Star, Maybe I'm a Leo, Smoke on the Water
Deep Purple In Rock
Dream Theater Images and Words
The 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 Memory
An 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 Awake
A 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 II
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Godspeed 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 Mountain
Streaming 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 Powerslave
Top 3 Tracks: Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight, Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
One 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 Son
Top 3 Tracks: Can I Play with Madness?, The Evil That Men Do, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Isis Panopticon
Easily 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 Calls
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Judas Priest Painkiller
Ah 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 Meltdown
Kamelot The Black Halo
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
One 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 King
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Fast, 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 Souls
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Top 3 Tracks: Wake Up Dead, Peace Sells, Good Morning/Black Friday
Metallica Master of Puppets
A 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), Orion
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Top 3 Tracks: From Whom the Bell Tolls, Fade to Black, The Call of Ktulu
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Top 3 Tracks: ...And Justice For All, One, To Live Is To Die
Opeth Still Life
Top 3 Tracks: "The Moor", "Godhead's Lament", "Moonlapse Vertigo"
Opeth Blackwater Park
Complete 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 Ozz
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
A 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 Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Another 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: Mindcrime
A 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 A
Radiohead OK Computer
Although 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 Sighs
Rush 2112
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Hemispheres
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Top 3 Tracks: "Beneath the Remains", "Inner Self", "Mass Hypnosis"
Sigur Ros Agaetis byrjun
Sigur 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.r
Slayer Reign in Blood
Classic 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-16
Heavy 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 Drowning
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
A 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 Road
A 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 Band
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Who Tommy
The Who Quadrophenia
The Who Who's Next
Vektor Black Future
Yes Relayer
Yes Close to the Edge

4.5 superb
AC/DC Highway to Hell
AC/DC Back in Black
AC/DC Let There Be Rock
Akira Yamaoka Silent Hill 2
Akira Yamaoka Silent Hill 3
Alice in Chains Dirt
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Judgement
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Anthrax Among the Living
Arch / Matheos Sympathetic Resonance
Astral Projection Trust in Trance
Ayreon The Human Equation
Baroness Red Album
Beardfish Sleeping in Traffic, Pt 2
Beardfish Mammoth
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth Evangelion
Behemoth The Satanist
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Easily 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 Reality
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town
Bruce Springsteen Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
Bruce Springsteen The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle
Buckethead Population Override
Having 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 Tears
Buckethead Electric Sea
Budgie In for the Kill!
Camel Moonmadness
Camel Rajaz
Camel The Snow Goose
Ultimatley 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 Wink
Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
Caravan Waterloo Lily
Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Circus Maximus The 1st Chapter
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bayou Country
Cynic Focus
Cynic Traced in Air
Dark Angel Time Does Not Heal
Dark Tranquillity Character
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Human
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Deep Purple Fireball
Deep Purple Burn
Demolition Hammer Epidemic of Violence
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Dio Holy Diver
Dio The Last in Line
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Heavy 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 God
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
The 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 Shell
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
The 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 Budokan
Dream Theater Score
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Absolutely 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! :D
Dream Theater Live at Luna Park
Watching 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 Do
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Tarkus
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eric Johnson Venus Isle
Exodus Bonded by Blood
Exodus Fabulous Disaster
Exodus Tempo of the Damned
Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Explorers Club Age of Impact
Fates Warning No Exit
Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian
Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry
Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade of Gray
Flotsam and Jetsam No Place for Disgrace
Focus Focus 3
Focus Focus II
Focus Hamburger Concerto
Freak Kitchen Spanking Hour
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Guthrie Govan Erotic Cakes
Haken Visions
Hatfield And The North The Rotter's Club
Hawkwind Hall of the Mountain Grill
Hawkwind Warrior on the Edge of Time
Heathen Breaking the Silence
Heathen Victims of Deception
Hell (UK) Human Remains
Helloween Walls of Jericho
Helloween The Dark Ride
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings
Iced Earth Night of the Stormrider
Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes
Infected Mushroom IM The Supervisor
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
IOEarth IOEarth
This 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 Maiden
Top 3 Tracks: Phantom of The Opera, Charlotte the Harlot Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio (DVD)
Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time
Iron Maiden Flight 666: The Original Soundtrack
Iron Maiden Flight 666 (DVD)
Isis Oceanic
ITP The People Are...
Jan Akkerman 10,000 Clowns on a Rainy Day
Jan Akkerman Profile
A 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’ r
Jan Akkerman Jan Akkerman
Jan Akkerman Tabernakel
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow
Jeff Beck Wired
Jeff Beck Emotion & Commotion
3.9?? 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 Aqualung
Jethro Tull Stand Up
Jethro Tull A Passion Play
Jethro Tull Minstrel in the Gallery
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
Joe Satriani Strange Beautiful Music
Joe Satriani The Extremist
Joe Satriani Crystal Planet
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
John Petrucci An Evening With John Petrucci & Jordan Rudess
Jordan Rudess Resonance
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kamelot Epica
Kamelot Karma
Karnivool Sound Awake
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
King Crimson Red
King Crimson Lizard
Kreator Coma of Souls
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Kreator Extreme Aggression
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 1: Early Days
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Mothership
Levin Minnemann Rudess Levin Minnemann Rudess
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head The Blackening
Man Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics
Man Be Good To Yourself at Least Once a Day
An 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 throughout
Marco Sfogli There's Hope
Marillion Script for a Jester's Tear
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Clutching at Straws
Marillion Brave
A brilliant emotional and moody Marillion album, and the best with vocalist Steve Hogarth
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Bath
Megadeth Endgame
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Selfcaged
Michael Angelo Batio No Boundaries
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Mike Oldfield Ommadawn
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Motorhead Overkill
Motorhead Iron Fist
Muse Absolution
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Oceansize Frames
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Ott Skylon
Overkill The Years of Decay
Overkill Horrorscope
Overkill Under the Influence
Overkill Ironbound
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera
Paul Gilbert Vibrato
An 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 Jewel
Pendragon The World
Pendragon Not of This World
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Wall
Another 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 Absentia
Top 3 Tracks: Blackest Eyes, Wedding Nails, Heartattack in a Layby
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Volition
Psychotic Waltz Into the Everflow
Psychotic Waltz Bleeding
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queen Queen II
Queen Sheer Heart Attack
Queensryche Queensryche EP
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow Long Live Rock & Roll
Redemption The Fullness of Time
Redemption Snowfall on Judgment Day
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Robert Pieculewicz Blue Metal
One 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 Pictures
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Santana Santana III
Santana Abraxas
Santana Santana
Santana Moonflower
Savatage Streets: A Rock Opera
Savatage Gutter Ballet
Saxon Wheels of Steel
Saxon Denim and Leather
Saxon Strong Arm of the Law
Sepultura Arise
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Seventh Wonder Mercy Falls
Seventh Wonder The Great Escape
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
Shadow Gallery Digital Ghosts
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Close 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 Shpongleland
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaust
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Hell Awaits
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Slayer South of Heaven
Sodom Persecution Mania
Sodom Agent Orange
Sodom Code Red
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Sonata Arctica Silence
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Steve Vai Passion and Warfare
Steve Vai The 7th Song
Steve 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 Sing
Stevie Ray Vaughan The Sky Is Crying
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Super 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 Down
System of a Down Toxicity
Testament Practice What You Preach
Testament The New Order
Testament The Legacy
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter White
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Ocean Pelagial
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St.
The Strokes Is This It
The Tangent A Place in the Queue
The Tangent The Music That Died Alone
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Tony Macalpine Edge of Insanity
Tony Macalpine Maximum Security
Tool Lateralus
Tool Aenima
Toxik Think This
Transatlantic Bridge Across Forever
Transatlantic The Whirlwind
What 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 Empire
Van der Graaf Generator Pawn Hearts
Van der Graaf Generator Godbluff
Van der Graaf Generator H to He, Who Am the Only One
Van der Graaf Generator Still Life
Van Halen Van Halen
Vanden Plas Christ 0
Why 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 Isolation
Vinnie Moore Mind's Eye
Vinnie Moore Defying Gravity
Voivod Nothingface
Voivod Dimension Hatross
Voivod Killing Technology
Yes The Yes Album
Yes Fragile

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
AC/DC The Razor's Edge
AC/DC Powerage
AC/DC High Voltage (International)
AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute You
Alice Cooper Hey Stoopid
Alice Cooper The Last Temptation
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All That Remains This Darkened Heart
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Alter Bridge AB III
Alter Bridge Fortress
Amon Amarth Versus the World
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema The Silent Enigma
Andromeda Extension of the Wish
Andromeda II=I
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Anthrax Persistence of Time
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
I 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 Experiment
Ayreon Into the Electric Castle
Ayreon 01011001
Beardfish Destined Solitaire
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Behemoth Ezkaton
Behemoth Antichristian Phenomenon
Behemoth Conjuration
Behemoth Slaves Shall Serve
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Bigelf Cheat The Gallows
Bigelf Hex
Bigelf Closer to Doom
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Black Sabbath 13
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond
Blind Guardian A Night at the Opera
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding
Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls
Bruce Dickinson Accident of Birth
Bruce Springsteen The Rising
Bruce Springsteen Tunnel Of Love
Bruce Springsteen Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Buckethead Colma
Budgie Squawk
Called To Arms Peril and the Patient
Camel Camel
Camel Harbour of Tears
Caravan Caravan
Caravan If I Could Do It All Over Again...
Caravan Caravan and the New Symphonia
Caravan Blind Dog at St. Dunstans
Caravan Cunning Stunts
Caravan The Battle of Hastings
Caravan The Unauthorized Breakfast Item
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Chimaira Chimaira
Chimaira Resurrection
Circus Maximus Isolate
Circus Maximus Nine
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Cryptex Good Morning, How Did You Live?
Dark Angel Darkness Descends
Dark Angel Leave Scars
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
Dark Tranquillity Projector
Dark Tranquillity Construct
David Gilmour On An Island
Death Leprosy
Death Angel Act III
Death Angel The Art of Dying
Death Angel Relentless Retribution
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Decapitated Nihility
Decapitated The Negation
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple The Very Best Of Deep Purple
Deep Purple Deep Purple
Def Leppard Pyromania
Destruction Spiritual Genocide
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver Beast
Another solid effort from DevilDriver, improving upon Pray For Villains with a faster and more aggressive approach and more complex songs.
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Devin Townsend Infinity
Dio Master of the Moon
Dio Killing The Dragon
Dio Sacred Heart
Dio Dream Evil
Down NOLA
Dream Theater Chaos in Motion
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
A 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 Tuscany
Dream Theater Falling Into Infinity Demos
An 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 Tokyo
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Really 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 Holidays
Go 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 Trinity
Edge of Sanity Until Eternity Ends
Edge of Sanity The Spectral Sorrows
Eluveitie Slania
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Trilogy
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Enochian Theory Life… And All It Entails
Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom
Eric Johnson Bloom
Eric Johnson Seven Worlds
Evile Enter the Grave
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Exodus Pleasures of the Flesh
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Explorers Club Raising the Mammoth
Fates Warning The Spectre Within
Fates Warning Parallels
Fates Warning Disconnected
Fates Warning Darkness in a Different Light
Great 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 Demanufacture
Fear Factory Obsolete
Flying Colors Flying Colors
Focus Focus Plays Focus
Focus Ship of Memories
Focus Focus 8
Focus Focus 9 / New Skin
Freak Kitchen Move
Genesis Trespass
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Gojira The Link
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Haken Aquarius
Hallucinogen Twisted
Hawkwind In Search Of Space
Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido
Hawkwind Blood of the Earth
Hawkwind Levitation
Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
Hawkwind Take Me to Your Leader
Heathen The Evolution of Chaos
Helloween Better Than Raw
Helloween The Time of the Oath
Helloween Gambling With The Devil
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Iced Earth The Dark Saga
Iced Earth Horror Show
Iced Earth Dystopia
Infected Mushroom Classical Mushroom
Infected Mushroom Vicious Delicious
Infected Mushroom The Gathering
Infected Mushroom B.P. Empire
Insomnium In the Halls of Awaiting
Insomnium Across the Dark
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Killers
Top 3 Tracks: Wrathchild, Murders in the Rue Morgue, Genghis Khan
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Edward the Great
Isis Wavering Radiant
James LaBrie Elements Of Persuasion
James LaBrie Static Impulse
Jan Akkerman Pleasure Point
Jan Akkerman The Noise of Art
Jan Akkerman Minor Details
Jeff Beck Who Else!
Jeff Wayne The War of the Worlds
Jethro Tull Heavy Horses
Jethro Tull Stormwatch
Jethro Tull Roots to Branches
Joe Satriani Super Colossal
Joe Satriani Time Machine
Joe Satriani Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards
Damn 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 fan
Jordan Rudess Secrets of the Muse
Jordan Rudess Christmas Sky
Jordan Rudess Rhythm of Time
Judas Priest Stained Class
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Judas Priest Killing Machine
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy
Kamelot Silverthorn
Karnivool Themata
Karnivool Asymmetry
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Katatonia Discouraged Ones
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
Kreator Enemy of God
Kreator Violent Revolution
Kreator Terrible Certainty
Kreator Hordes of Chaos
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Sacrament
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter Days
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Trio Experiment When The Keyboard Breaks: Live In Chicago
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Good 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 Man
Man Do you like it here now, are you settling in?
Marillion Fugazi
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Warchest
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Metallica
Metallica The Videos: 1989 - 2004
Michael Angelo Batio Planet Gemini
Michael Angelo Batio Lucid Intervals and Moments of Clarity
Mortad The Myth of Purity
Motorhead 1916
Motorhead Inferno
Motorhead Bastards
Motorhead Bomber
Motorhead Another Perfect Day
Motorhead Orgasmatron
Motorhead Rock 'N' Roll
Motorhead Motörhead
Motorhead Motorizer
Motorhead The World Is Yours
Motorhead Aftershock
MullMuzzler MullMuzzler 2
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Nightmare World No Regrets
Nightwish Wishmaster
Oceansize Effloresce
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Pale Communion
Overkill Taking Over
Overkill Feel the Fire
Overkill The Electric Age
Overkill White Devil Armory
Ozric Tentacles Erpland
Ozric Tentacles The Hidden Step
Pain of Salvation One Hour by the Concrete Lake
Pain of Salvation Entropia
Pain of Salvation Road Salt Two
Parkway Drive Atlas
Paul Gilbert Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar
Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe
Pendragon Pure
Pendragon The Window of Life
Pendragon KowTow
Pendragon The Masquerade Overture
Pendragon Passion
Pendulum Hold Your Colour
Pendulum Immersion
Periphery Periphery
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Planet X Universe
A 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 Signify
Porcupine Tree Voyage 34: The Complete Trip
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Primal Scream Screamadelica
Protest the Hero Kezia
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Psychostick We Couldn't Think of a Title
Psychotic Waltz A Social Grace
Psychotic Waltz Mosquito
Queen A Day at the Races
Queen Queen
Queen Innuendo
Queensryche Rage for Order
Queensryche Empire
Another 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 Land
Queensryche Queensryche
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Liebe Ist FĂĽr Alle Da
Redemption The Origins of Ruin
Redemption Redemption
Redemption This Mortal Coil
Riverside Out of Myself
Riverside Rapid Eye Movement
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Signals
Rush Rush
Rush Counterparts
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Clockwork Angels
Santana Caravanserai
Savatage The Hall of the Mountain King
Savatage Dead Winter Dead
Savatage Edge Of Thorns
Savatage The Dungeons Are Calling
Saxon Crusader
Saxon Saxon
Saxon Power and the Glory
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Serj Tankian Orca
Seventh Wonder Waiting in the Wings
Shadow Gallery Room V
Shadow Gallery Legacy
Shadow Gallery Tyranny
Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone
Shadows Fall The Art of Balance
Shadows Fall Of One Blood
Shadows Fall The War Within
Shpongle Are You Shpongled?
Shpongle Museum of Consciousness
Slayer Show No Mercy
Sodom Tapping the Vein
Sodom Sodom
Sodom Expurse of Sodomy
Sodom In War and Pieces
Soilwork The Chainheart Machine
Soilwork A Predator's Portrait
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Soulfly Dark Ages
Soulfly Conquer
Soulfly Enslaved
Their 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 Secrets
Steve Vai The Ultra Zone
Steve Vai The Story of Light
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Sylosis Monolith
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X Twilight in Olympus
A 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 Lost
With 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 Iconoclast
A 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 Mezmerize
Syzygy The Allegory of Light
Syzygy Realms of Eternity
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
TesseracT One
TesseracT Altered State
Testament The Gathering
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Infinity Project Mystical Experiences
The Jeff Beck Group Truth
Wait, 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-Ola
The Jelly Jam The Jelly Jam 2
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
Maybe 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 Generation
The Prodigy Invaders Must Die
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
The Tangent The World That We Drive Through
The Who The Who Sell Out
The Who Who Are You
The Winery Dogs The Winery Dogs
Thin Lizzy Nightlife
Threshold Hypothetical
Threshold Critical Mass
Threshold Wounded Land
Threshold Extinct Instinct
Threshold Clone
Threshold March of Progress
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice Major/Minor
Tool Undertow
Transatlantic Stolt Morse Portnoy Trewavas
Transatlantic Kaleidoscope
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium Shogun
True Symphonic Rockestra Concerto in True Minor
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Van der Graaf Generator The Least We Can Do Is Wave to...
Van der Graaf Generator World Record
Van Halen 1984
Van Halen Van Halen II
Van Halen Fair Warning
Van Halen Women and Children First
Vinnie Moore The Maze
Vinnie Moore Meltdown
Vinnie Moore Time Odyssey
Vinnie Moore To The Core
Voivod The Outer Limits
Voivod Target Earth
Volbeat Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
Volbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
Winter Rose Winter Rose
Witherscape The Inheritance
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip
AC/DC Flick of the Switch
Alice Cooper Trash
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
All That Remains Behind Silence And Solitude
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns
Amon Amarth The Crusher
Amon Amarth The Avenger
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Anathema Eternity
Andromeda Manifest Tyranny
Anthrax State of Euphoria
Anthrax Sound of White Noise
Anthrax Worship Music
Arch Enemy Stigmata
Arch Enemy Black Earth
Arch Enemy War Eternal
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Despite 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 Fantasy
Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs
Behemoth Grom
Behemoth Satanica
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behemoth ....From the Pagan Vastelands
Behemoth Demonica
Behemoth Thelema.6
Behemoth Bewitching The Pomerania
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
A 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 Machine
Bigelf Into The Maelstrom
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Blind Guardian Tales from the Twilight World
Blind Guardian Follow the Blind
Blind Guardian Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen The Ghost of Tom Joad
Bruce Springsteen The River
Bruce Springsteen Devils & Dust
Bruce Springsteen Magic
Bruce Springsteen High Hopes
Bullet for My Valentine Bullet for My Valentine
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison: Live At Brixton Academy
Bullet for My Valentine Hand of Blood
Camel Rain Dances
Camel Dust and Dreams
Caravan Cool Water
Caravan Paradise Filter
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Chimaira The Age Of Hell
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Dark Angel We Have Arrived
Dark Tranquillity Haven
Dark Tranquillity The Mind's I
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
Dark Tranquillity Skydancer
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Angel Frolic Through the Park
Death Angel Killing Season
Death Angel The Dream Calls For Blood
Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep
Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are
Deep Purple Stormbringer
Deep Purple Purpendicular
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple
Deep Purple Bananas
Deep 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 Devildriver
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Dio Lock up the Wolves
Dio Magica
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Probably 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 Octavarium
Similar 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, Octavarium
Dream Theater Wither
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Reunite
Dropkick Murphys Do or Die
Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code
Eden's Curse Eden's Curse
Edge of Sanity Infernal
Edge of Sanity Unorthodox
Eminem The Eminem Show
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits
Eminem 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 Nihilio
Eric Johnson Tones
Eric Johnson Souvenir
Evile Infected Nations
Evile Skull
Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A
Fates Warning Night on Brocken
Fates Warning Inside Out
Fates Warning FWX
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
Focus Mother Focus
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Frameshift Unweaving the Rainbow
Frameshift An Absence of Empathy
Freak Kitchen Dead Soul Men
Freak Kitchen Freak Kitchen
Funeral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Genesis Spot the Pigeon
Gojira Terra Incognita
Hatebreed Rise of Brutality
Hawkwind Hawkwind
Hawkwind The Chronicle of the Black Sword
Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness and Charm
Hawkwind Sonic Attack
Helloween Master of the Rings
Helloween 7 Sinners
Huntress Starbound Beast
Ice Cube The Predator
Iced Earth Iced Earth
Iced Earth The Glorious Burden
Infected Mushroom Converting Vegetarians
Infected Mushroom Legend Of The Black Shawarma
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Still 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 Celestial
James LaBrie Impermanent Resonance
This 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 Coming
Jeff Beck Jeff
Jethro Tull This Was
Jethro Tull Benefit
Jethro Tull War Child
Jethro Tull Too Old To Rock 'n' Roll: Too Young To Die!
Jethro Tull Crest of a Knave
Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Jimmy Eat World Futures
Joe Satriani Is There Love In Space?
Joe Satriani Flying In A Blue Dream
Joe Satriani Not of This Earth
Joe Satriani Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
Joe Satriani Unstoppable Momentum
Another 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 chance
Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Katatonia Dance of December Souls
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
King Crimson Discipline
King Crimson The Power to Believe
King Crimson Islands
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black
King Crimson THRAK
Kraftwerk Autobahn
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
Kreator Endless Pain
Lamb of God Wrath
Lamb of God Resolution
Led Zeppelin Presence
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Man Undrugged
Marillion Seasons End
Marillion Marbles
This album = Radiohead rip off. Still, they pull it off pretty damn well, though it's not the same as their more proggy, upbeat work
Marillion Somewhere Else
Marillion Afraid of Sunlight
Marillion This Strange Engine
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah The True Human Design
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Michael Angelo Batio Tradition
Motorhead Snake Bite Love
Motorhead March Or Die
Motorhead Kiss of Death
Motorhead We Are Motorhead
Motorhead Overnight Sensation
Municipal Waste Massive Aggressive
Muse Showbiz
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Nirvana Nevermind
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Heritage
Overkill Killbox 13
Overkill Necroshine
Overkill W.F.O
Overkill The Killing Kind
Overkill From the Underground and Below
Overkill Immortalis
Pain of Salvation Be
Pain of Salvation Road Salt One
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Pantera Reinventing the Steel
Pendragon Believe
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Queen Made in Heaven
Queen News of the World
Queen Jazz
Queen A Kind of Magic
Queensryche The Warning
Queensryche Greatest Hits
Racer X Street Lethal
Racer X Technical Difficulties
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rainbow Down To Earth
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Rammstein Herzeleid
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Rosenrot
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Roll the Bones
Santana Welcome
Savatage The Wake Of Magellan
Savatage Handful of Rain
Savatage Poets and Madmen
Savatage Sirens
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Serj Tankian Harakiri
Shadow Gallery Shadow Gallery
Shadows Fall Fallout From The War
Shadows Fall Retribution
Shadows Fall Fire From the Sky
Slayer Divine Intervention
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot Vol.3: (The Subliminal Verses) [Reissue]
Slipknot Disasterpieces [DVD]
Sodom Epitome of Torture
Not 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 album
Soilwork Steelbath Suicide
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Soilwork Figure Number Five
Sonata Arctica Unia
Sonata Arctica The Days of Grays
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Soulfly Prophecy
Soulfly Omen
Soulfly Savages
Spock's Beard Snow
Spock's Beard The Kindness Of Strangers
Steve Vai Real Illusions: Reflections
Steve Vai Fire Garden
Stone Sour Stone Sour
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Switchfoot Legend of Chin
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Switchfoot Vice Verses
Symphony X The Damnation Game
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Hypnotize
Testament Souls of Black
Testament Low
The Defiled Grave Times
The Defiled Daggers
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Haunted The Dead Eye
The Jeff Beck Group Rough and Ready
The Jelly Jam The Jelly Jam
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money
The Prodigy Experience
The Who The Who by Numbers
The Who My Generation
Thin Lizzy Thunder and Lightning
Threshold Dead Reckoning
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Beggars
Tool 10,000 Days
Van der Graaf Generator The Aerosol Grey Machine
Van der Graaf Generator Present
Van der Graaf Generator Trisector
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
Vanden Plas The God Thing
Vinnie Moore Out of Nowhere
Voivod Angel Rat
Volbeat The Strength/The Sound/The Songs
Volbeat Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies
Warpath Damnation
Whitesnake Whitesnake
Yes Going for the One
Yes Yes
Yes Time and a Word
Yes Drama
Yes Magnification
Yes Fly from Here
Yngwie Malmsteen Attack!!
Yngwie Malmsteen Odyssey
Yngwie Malmsteen Trilogy
Yngwie Malmsteen Fire & Ice
Yngwie Malmsteen Marching Out
Yngwie Malmsteen Perpetual Flame
Yngwie Malmsteen Alchemy

3.0 good
AC/DC Ballbreaker
Adrenaline Mob Adrenaline Mob
Not 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 Omerta
Airbourne Runnin' Wild
Airbourne No Guts. No Glory.
Airbourne Black Dog Barking
All That Remains For We Are Many
Andromeda Chimera
Andromeda The Immunity Zone
Anthrax We've Come for You All
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Atreyu The Curse
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
This 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 Nightmare
A 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 King
Behemoth Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
Behemoth Pandemonic Incantations
Behemoth And the Forests Dream Eternally
Behemoth The Return of the Northern Moon
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Black Sabbath Tyr
Black Sabbath Cross Purposes
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Bruce Springsteen Lucky Town
Bruce Springsteen Working On A Dream
Buckethead The Cuckoo Clocks of Hell
Buckethead Giant Robot
Buckethead The Elephant Man's Alarm Clock
Buckethead Crime Slunk Scene
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest
Camel Stationary Traveller
Camel I Can See Your House from Here
Camel Breathless
Camel Nude
Caravan Better by Far
Caravan The Album
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Chimaira The Infection
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band
Deep Purple Abandon
Devin Townsend Physicist
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Indestructible
Disturbed Asylum
Down Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Overall, 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 2
Dream Theater Greatest Hit
Dream Theater Master of Puppets
The 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 Cryptic
Edge of Sanity Nothing But Death Remains
Eluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 1
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Exodus Impact Is Imminent
Exodus Force of Habit
Five Finger Death Punch The Way of the Fist
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side...
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven... Vol. 2
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Focus Focus con Proby
Focus Focus
Frank Zappa Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
Freak Kitchen Appetizer
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Funeral for a Friend Memory and Humanity
Genesis From Genesis to Revelation
Genesis ...And Then There Were Three...
Genesis Duke
Genesis Genesis
Genesis Invisible Touch
Hatebreed Supremacy
Hawkwind PXR5
Hawkwind 25 Years On
Hawkwind Alien 4
Hawkwind Space Bandits
Helloween Pink Bubbles Go Ape
Helloween Rabbit Don't Come Easy
Huntress Spell Eater
Ice Cube Laugh Now, Cry Later
Iced Earth Framing Armageddon
Iced Earth The Crucible of Man
Iced Earth Plagues of Babylon
In Flames Come Clarity
Infected Mushroom Army Of Mushrooms
Jan Akkerman Oil in the Family
For 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 Shop
Jeff Beck There and Back
Jeff Beck Crazy Legs
Jethro Tull The Broadsword and the Beast
Jethro Tull Catfish Rising
Jethro Tull J-Tull Dot Com
Jimmy Eat World Clarity
Jimmy Eat World Chase This Light
Joe Satriani Joe Satriani
Judas Priest Point of Entry
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls
Kamelot Siege Perilous
Kamelot Dominion
Kamelot Eternity
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
King Crimson The ConstruKction of Light
King Diamond Give Me Your Soul...Please
Korn Korn
Korn Follow the Leader
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Led Zeppelin Coda
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Linkin Park Meteora
Liquid Trio Experiment Spontaneous Combustion
Lostprophets Start Something
Lostprophets The Fake Sound Of Progress
Marillion Essence
Marillion The Hard Shoulder
There'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 Mastodon
Mastodon Revenge Gets Ugly
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Meshuggah Psykisk Testbild
Meshuggah Rare Trax
Motorhead Sacrifice
Motorhead Hammered
MullMuzzler Keep It to Yourself
Muse The Resistance
Muse The 2nd Law
Neurosis The Word as Law
Overkill Relix IV
Overkill I Hear Black
Overkill Bloodletting
Pain of Salvation Scarsick
Papa Roach Infest
Pendulum In Silico
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Queen The Miracle
Queen The Game
Queen The Works
Queensryche American Soldier
Racer X Second Heat
Racer X Superheroes
Rage Against the Machine Renegades
Rainbow Difficult to Cure
Rush Vapor Trails
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Rush Power Windows
Rush Presto
Rush Test for Echo
Savatage Power of the Night
Saxon Innocence is No Excuse
Sepultura Roots
Sepultura Kairos
Listening 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.r
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Serj Tankian Imperfect Harmonies
Shadows Fall Threads of Life
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Sodom Better Off Dead
Sodom Masquerade in Blood
Sodom Obsessed by Cruelty
Sodom In the Sign of Evil
Sodom 'Til Death Do Us Unite
Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Soulfly Soulfly
Steve Vai Flex-Able
Still Remains Of Love and Lunacy
Sub Focus Sub Focus
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Symphony X Symphony X
Testament Demonic
Testament The Ritual
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Prodigy Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The Who A Quick One
The Who Face Dances
The Who Endless Wire
Threshold Subsurface
Threshold Psychedelicatessen
Thrice Identity Crisis
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Trivium In Waves
Trivium Vengeance Falls
Van der Graaf Generator The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome
Van der Graaf Generator A Grounding in Numbers
Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Van Halen 5150
Van Halen Diver Down
Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST
Voivod Katorz
Voivod Voivod
Voivod Rrroooaaarrr
Voivod War and Pain
Voivod Infini
Yngwie Malmsteen Unleash The Fury
Yngwie Malmsteen Eclipse
Yngwie Malmsteen The Seventh Sign
Yngwie Malmsteen Magnum Opus
Yngwie Malmsteen Facing the Animal

2.5 average
36 Crazyfists Collisions and Castaways
AC/DC Blow Up Your Video
AC/DC Black Ice
All That Remains Overcome
Anathema Serenades
Anthrax Stomp 442
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Atreyu The Congregation of the Damned
Avenged Sevenfold Diamonds in the Rough
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath Born Again
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
Black Sabbath Forbidden
Bruce Springsteen Human Touch
Buckethead Bucketheadland
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet for My Valentine Road to Nowhere
Camel The Single Factor
Caravan Back to Front
Chickenfoot Chickenfoot
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On...
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light
Dio Angry Machines
Disturbed Believe
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater The Majesty Demos
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Love Beach
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Works Volume 2
Eminem Relapse
From Grace Frayed End Network
Funeral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell Themselves
Genesis Abacab
Genesis We Can't Dance
Hawkwind The Xenon Codex
Hawkwind Electric Tepee
Hawkwind It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous
Hawkwind Distant Horizons
Hawkwind In Your Area
Helloween Chameleon
Ice Cube Kill at Will
Ice Cube Death Certificate
Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 1 (The War Disc)
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Jethro Tull A
Jethro Tull Rock Island
Joe Satriani Engines of Creation
Jordan Rudess Listen
Judas Priest Jugulator
Judas Priest Demolition
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
King Crimson Beat
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Untitled
Kreator Cause for Conflict
Linkin Park Living Things
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Lostprophets The Betrayed
Machine Head The Burning Red
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth Super Collider
I 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 Reload
Metallica Load
Neurosis Pain of Mind
Papa Roach Lovehatetragedy
Papa Roach Getting Away with Murder
Papa Roach The Paramour Sessions
Papa Roach The Connection
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Queen Hot Space
Queen Flash Gordon
Queensryche Hear in the Now Frontier
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
Sepultura Dante XXI
Sepultura Roorback
Sepultura Against
Sepultura A-Lex
Sigur Ros Von
Slayer God Hates Us All
Sodom Get What You Deserve
Album 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 Primitive
Steve Vai Sex & Religion
The Who It's Hard
Trivium The Crusade
Unexpect Utopia
Van Halen Balance
Van Halen OU812
Voivod Negatron
Voivod Phobos
Yes 90125
Yes Union
Yes Talk
Yes Open Your Eyes
Yes The Ladder
Yes Tormato
Yngwie Malmsteen War to End All Wars

2.0 poor
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Anthrax Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Ok.... 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 Minds
Buckethead Bucketheadland 2
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Black Moon
Emerson, Lake and Palmer In the Hot Seat
Eminem Encore
Genesis Calling All Stations
Hawkwind Church of Hawkwind
Hawkwind Spacebrock
Ice Cube War & Peace Vol. 2 (The Peace Disc)
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Jeff Beck Flash
Jeff Beck Frankie's House
Judas Priest Turbo
Kreator Renewal
Kreator Outcast
Kreator Endorama
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Machine Head Supercharger
Metallica Some Kind of Monster
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Pantera 1990-2000: A Decade of Domination
Papa Roach Old Friends from Young Years
Papa Roach Metamorphosis
Queensryche Q2K
Queensryche Tribe
Queensryche Frequency Unknown
Sepultura Nation
Soulfly 3
Still Remains The Serpent
Van Halen Van Halen III
W.A.S.P. Kill, Fuck, Die
Yes Big Generator

1.5 very poor
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
G-Unit Beg For Mercy
Jethro Tull Under Wraps
Lady Gaga The Fame
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Metallica St. Anger
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
A 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 Bad

1.0 awful
50 Cent The Massacre
Beyonce I Am... Sasha Fierce
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits
Lady Gaga The Cherrytree Sessions
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
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