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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAC/DC Highway to HellThe final album for Bon Scott, who tragically passed away a few months after the album's release. Tied with Back In Black for their best record, it is surely impossible to resist the rock n roll boogie of this album. Everyone likes some AC/DC, even if they don't want to admit it. Many would call this their greatest album of all time. I wouldn't be too slow in agreeing with that.AC/DC Back In BlackRecorded and released only months after the tragic passing of vocalist Bon Scott, AC/DC unleashed the second of their two magna opera with new vocalist Brian Johnson. What resulted was something nobody thought possible- a classic album even after the death of a vital member. Sure, Brian might not be as truly awesome as Scott but his signature screech fits the bluesy rock n roll boogie to a T. Absolutely essential classic hard rock.Aerosmith Toys In The AtticThe make it or break it album for Boston rockers Aerosmith, and as I'm sure we all know, they made it. And the album itself is no less classic because of its intense popularity containing a wide variety of meaty rocking cuts made to just rock the fuck out to, simple as.Aerosmith RocksThe crowning achievement by the Bad Boys of Boston, marginally surpassing the amazing Toys in the Attic and raising the bar for all cock rock (nice try, Bon Jovi)Alice Cooper Welcome to my NightmareVincent Furnier's first solo outing, albeit still under the name of his old band Alice Cooper, and also his best. Sure, albums such as Trash and more recently Along Came A Spider are rock solid and well worth listening to, nothing he has done after this has come close to it in eeriness or just plain general kickassness. A cracking storyline and nothing but awesome tracks, Welcome To My Nightmare is a purely classic record through and through.Alice Cooper Billion Dollar BabiesAlice in Chains DirtAlice In Chains' second album expands on Facelift and is indeed much more experimental following their acoustic dalliance Sap. Heavier and sometimes even mellower than their debut, Dirt showcases an even bleaker side to AIC, evidently inspired by their ongoing drug addictions. Featuring the all-time classic track Would?, Dirt is also packed with other memorable tracks like Rooster, Junkhead, Dam That River, Them Bones and much more. Probably their finest effort.Alice in Chains MTV UnpluggedAlice In Chains captured live and acoustic. The band has always shined in their live shows and their acoustic EPs Sap and Jar of Flies are just as enjoyable as their hard hitting full lengths, and this awe-inspiring record takes their live greatness and their acoustic prowess and mixes it all together to make a fine record indeed. One of the best Unplugged albums, Layne Staley's deteriorating condition (most evident on the DVD) makes this, one of their final performances together before Staley's drug-induced demise, a somewhat tragic and sombre listen.Anthrax Among The LivingAnthrax's classic third album, in brief, rules face. Being the most underappreciated of the 'Big Four', Anthrax always had a certain quirkiness that was nowhere to be found in the archives of Metallica, Megadeth or Slayer. Among The Living is a true classic of thrash metal that will live forever in the hearts of true metalheads.Black Sabbath ParanoidThe debut may have laid the foundations, but the Sabs' sophomore effort a few short months later is what really created what we know today as heavy metal. Sure, many have taken metal in more extreme directions, but nobody would ever take simple riffs and make them so powerful and montrous like Tony Iommi could. Basically every band that plays metal is ripping off Black Sabbath in some way. Geezer Butler is undoubtedly one of the most talented bassists to ever live. Bill Wards rhythm-keeping and fills are among the finest to grace the world of rock. Ozzy Osbourne may not be the greatest singer of all time but his vocals suited Paranoid to a T. Every song here has been covered multiple times and every knows at least the title track or 'Iron Man'. The album's legacy alone makes it a classic, but the fact that the music herein is so kickass and has stood the test of time even after over 40 years, its classic status is more than justified on that front as well.Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody SabbathBlack Sabbath Heaven and HellBob Dylan Blonde On BlondeBob Dylan Highway 61 RevisitedCandlemass Epicus Doomicus MetallicusCarcass HeartworkCream Disraeli GearsCynic FocusDavid Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...David Bowie Hunky DoryDavid Bowie LowDavid Bowie Station to StationDavid Bowie HeroesDeath Individual Thought PatternsDeath SymbolicDeath HumanDio Holy DiverGenesis Selling England by the PoundGenesis The Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayGuns N' Roses Appetite for DestructionHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part IIIron Maiden PowerslaveIron Maiden The Number of the BeastIron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh SonJudas Priest PainkillerJudas Priest Screaming for VengeanceJudas Priest Sad Wings of DestinyKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingKing Crimson RedKraftwerk The Man-MachineKyuss Welcome to Sky ValleyKyuss Blues for the Red SunLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IILed Zeppelin Physical GraffitiLou Reed TransformerLynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-NerdMegadeth Rust in PeaceMetallica Master of PuppetsOne of the greatest albums ever made, and I'm not saying that lightly. MoP is as close to perfect an album as I have ever heard, with just the right blend of melody, heaviness and raw production. My only real complaint? Bass needs to be louder, and I hope that they go back and rectify this someday. For now, the album is still classic even after almost a quarter of a century. It raised the bar for both Metallica themselves and all metal bands thereafter. To some it may seem dated but in 1986 this was one of the heaviest and unique-sounding albums, from the chilling acoustic intro of Battery, the melodic instrumental interlude of the awesome title track, the sheer heaviness of The Thing That Should Not Be and the amazing bass work on Orion. Truth be told, if you don't like this album, you're not a real metal fan, you only think you are.Michael Jackson BadNirvana BleachNirvana In UteroNirvana MTV Unplugged in New YorkNirvana NevermindPantera Vulgar Display Of PowerPearl Jam TenPink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd AnimalsPink Floyd Wish You Were HerePink Floyd The WallPrince Purple RainPrince 1999Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the DeafRadiohead OK ComputerRage Against the Machine Rage Against the MachineRainbow RisingRed Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex MagikRory Gallagher Irish Tour '74Rory Gallagher Photo-FinishRory Gallagher Top PriorityRory Gallagher Calling CardSepultura Chaos A.D.Slayer Seasons in the AbyssSlayer Reign in BloodSlayer South of HeavenSoundgarden SuperunknownStevie Ray Vaughan Texas FloodThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric LadylandThe Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold As LoveThe Smashing Pumpkins Siamese DreamThe Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground White Light/White HeatThe Velvet Underground The Velvet UndergroundTool AenimaVan Halen Van HalenVan Halen 19844.5 superbAC/DC Let There Be RockAC/DC AC/DC LiveAC/DC BacktracksA pure tsunami of a wet dream for any AC/DC nut, the special edition features a fully working amp, a massive book and a 180 gram vinyl as well as all the CDs of rarities and what not. Only thing keeping this from being a classic is the price!Accept Balls To The WallAccept somewhat drop their speedy aggression for a more anthemic sound but are no less fantastic for it. An all-time classic milestone for European metal as well as heavy metal in general, Balls to the Wall is one of those records that no true rocker should be withoutAlice Cooper Love It To DeathAlice in Chains Jar of FliesAlice in Chains Nothing SafeAlice in Chains Black Gives Way to BlueAgainst all odds Alice In Chains' fourth album rivals the mighty Dirt as their finest studio effort. Sure, the loud production leaves a little to be desired but the music and lyrics are top notch, containing some of their best work and perhaps is the only AiC album on which I like every song. Layne is dead and gone, Jerry and William share vocal duties and almost perfectly recreate the classic harmonising that was so characteristic of their previous work. One of the best albums of 2009, an absolutely essential release.Alice in Chains Music BankAnthrax Spreading The DiseaseBlack Sabbath Master of RealityBlack Sabbath Black SabbathBob Dylan Bringing It All Back HomeBob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob DylanBob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'Candlemass NightfallCream Wheels of FireCynic Traced in AirDavid Bowie The Man Who Sold The WorldDeath The Sound of PerseveranceDio The Last in LineExodus Fabulous DisasterGenesis FoxtrotGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Heaven and Hell The Devil You KnowIron Maiden Somewhere in TimeIron Maiden Iron MaidenIron Maiden Piece of MindJane's Addiction Nothing's ShockingJudas Priest Stained ClassKing Crimson DisciplineKing Crimson Larks' Tongues in AspicKraftwerk Trans-Europe ExpressLed Zeppelin Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin MothershipLynyrd Skynyrd Second HelpingLynyrd Skynyrd Street SurvivorsMegadeth Countdown to ExtinctionMegadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?1986 is well-regarded as being an amazing year for metal. In that year alone, the world was given new bona fide classics from metal giants such as Slayer (Reign In Blood), Iron Maiden (Somewhere In Time), Kreator (Pleasure To Kill), Candlemass (Epicus Doomicus Metallicus) and Metallica (Master of Puppets). MegaDave also stepped up to the plate with a thrash opus in the form of Peace Sells. Long considered a classic of thrash metal, with fans including Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Dave and co. churn out amazing riffs on their sophomore release in a much more cohesive and professional fashion than on their debut a year earlier. There isn't a single song on here that is below average in quality, with each member demonstrating immense talent and precision with their instruments. However, Mustaine was never regarded as the greatest singer in the world, and while more tolerable than on the KIMB, the vox may still take some getting used to. A definite must for all fans of metal. Also, try and get your hands on the non-2004 remaster, as the new reissue is overly-compressed and clips to hell.Metallica Kill 'Em AllMetallica Ride the LightningA thrash opus by all accounts, superstars-to-be Metallica were on a roll. Following on from their impressive debut, thrashers Metallica added a lot more melodic and progrssive elements that would be perfected on their monster third album. That is not to say that this album pales in comparison, with some awesome tracks such as opener Fight Fire With Fire, the brilliant ballad Fade To Black and the crushing Creeping Death. However, the album has two very obvious flaws- Trapped Under Ice and Escape. These two filler tracks bring the album well below the Master of Puppets standards. Still, a very powerful and important album, it comes recommended for any and all metal fans.Metallica ...And Justice for AllMetallica Live Shit: Binge And PurgeMichael Jackson ThrillerMuse Origin of SymmetryNirvana Live At ReadingPantera Cowboys from HellPantera Far Beyond DrivenPearl Jam Vs.Pearl Jam rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003)Pearl Jam Live at the Gorge 05/06Pearl Jam Ten (2009 Remix & Remaster)Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Twenty SoundtrackPrince Sign O' The TimesQueens of the Stone Age Rated RQueens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone AgeRadiohead The BendsRadiohead In RainbowsRage Against the Machine The Battle of Los AngelesRainbow Long Live Rock & RollRed Hot Chili Peppers CalifornicationRed Hot Chili Peppers Mother's MilkRory Gallagher TattooRory Gallagher BlueprintRory Gallagher Live In EuropeScorpions LovedriveScorpions In TranceSepultura AriseSepultura Beneath the RemainsSlayer Hell AwaitsSoundgarden BadmotorfingerSoundgarden TelephantasmStevie Ray Vaughan Couldn't Stand the WeatherStevie Ray Vaughan In StepStone Temple Pilots CoreTestament The New OrderTestament The LegacyThe Mars Volta De-Loused in the ComatoriumThe National BoxerThe White Stripes ElephantTool Undertow4.0 excellentAC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapAC/DC '74 JailbreakAC/DC PowerageAC/DC High VoltageAC/DC If You Want Blood You've Got ItAC/DC Live From The Atlantic StudiosAC/DC Live At River PlateAccept Restless And WildAerosmith Get Your WingsAlice Cooper KillerAlice Cooper School's OutAlice Cooper Alice Cooper Goes to HellAlice Cooper TrashAlice Cooper Hey StoopidAlice Cooper From the InsideAlice Cooper Brutal PlanetAlice Cooper The Last TemptationThere's no doubt about it- 40 years on and the man still knows how to rock the pants off anyone and anything on this planet. A fully revitalised Vincent Furnier ditches the trendiness of 80's pop metal and mixes in some garage and modern hard rock to give an underrated but no less classic album from the 90s. Is it as good as Welcome To My Nightmare? No, but then again, not much else is either. An infectiously consistent record, the most so in a while, Last Temptation is an essential Alice Cooper record that you will spin again and again.Alice Cooper Theatre Of Death: Live At Hammersmith 2009Alice in Chains FaceliftAlice in Chains The Essential Alice in ChainsAlice in Chains We Die YoungAnthrax Persistence Of TimeAnthrax Worship MusicAt the Drive-In Relationship of CommandBlack Sabbath Volume 4Black Sabbath SabotageBlack Sabbath Mob RulesBlack Sabbath Live EvilBlack Sabbath DehumanizerBlack Sabbath ReunionBob Dylan Nashville SkylineBob Dylan John Wesley HardingBruce Springsteen Wrecking BallCandlemass Tales Of CreationCandlemass Ancient DreamsCandlemass King of the Grey IslandsCandlemass Death Magic DoomCannibal Corpse TortureCarcass Necroticism: Descanting the InsalubriousCarcass SwansongCream Fresh CreamCynic Carbon-Based AnatomyDavid Bowie Space OddityDavid Bowie HeathenDeath Angel Act IIIDeath Angel The Ultra-ViolenceDeath Angel Relentless RetributionDio Holy Diver - LiveDio Dream EvilDio MagicaDio At Donington UK: Live 1983 & 1987Exodus Bonded by BloodExodus Tempo of the DamnedExodus Pleasures of the FleshExodus Exhibit B: The Human ConditionFoo Fighters Wasting LightSeventeen years together and six albums, one live effort and a best of compilation, each of which selling in the millions, is quite a string of feats for a group of rock and roll kids. Not much has changed across the years in the Foo's discography, and Wasting Light, save for the lack of acoustic tracks that permeated most of their later efforts, hardly deviates from their tried and tested Foo Formula. And that is precisely the reason why this album rules. Repetitive radio rock this is not, but rather, a raw, raunchy rifftastic rocking monster of a record. Bands like Nickelback should take note- THIS is how you rock the mainstream. In what is sure to be a much-lauded return to roots, Wasting Light is also going to be looked back upon fondly as one of the standout releases of 2011, particularly in the world of rock. Is it groundbreaking or very innovative? No. Would you ever listen to a Foo Fighters record seeking that? Hell no. Just fecking turn it up loud, because the Foos are back Fighting harder than ever.fun. Aim and Ignitefun. Some NightsGenesis Nursery CrymeGenesis A Trick of the TailGodspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...Guns N' Roses G N' R LiesGuns N' Roses Greatest HitsHeaven and Hell Live From Radio City Music HallHeaven and Hell Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven and Hell - Live at WackenHelloween The Dark RideHelloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The LegacyHelloween 7 SinnersHugh Laurie Let Them TalkInterpol Turn on the Bright LightsIron Maiden KillersIron Maiden A Matter of Life and DeathIron Maiden The Final FrontierJack White BlunderbussJane's Addiction Ritual De Lo HabitualJane's Addiction The Great Escape ArtistJerry Cantrell Degredation Trip Volumes 1 & 2Judas Priest British SteelJudas Priest Defenders of the FaithJudas Priest Sin After SinJudas Priest Killing MachineKing Crimson LizardKing Crimson In the Wake of PoseidonKing Crimson Starless and Bible BlackKings of Leon Youth and Young ManhoodKraftwerk Computer WorldKraftwerk AutobahnKraftwerk Radio-ActivityKyuss ...And The Circus Leaves TownLamb of God Ashes of the WakeLamb of God As the Palaces BurnLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin PresenceLed Zeppelin In Through The Out DoorLed Zeppelin How the West Was WonLed Zeppelin The Song Remains The SameLed Zeppelin BBC SessionsLou Reed BerlinLou Reed Lou ReedLynyrd Skynyrd Gimme Back My BulletsLynyrd Skynyrd Nuthin' FancyMegadeth YouthanasiaMegadeth United AbominationsMegadeth EndgameSo here's the deal- after their 90's dabbling in radio rock, Megadeth felt an itch to start thrashing again like during the good ol days. Except they scratched slowly, easing back into a genre that's long since been out of the mainstream eye. The albums that succeeded the abysmal Risk of 1999 have brought Megadeth slowly back into their position as Thrash Lords. 2007's United Abominations had the most promise and sounded more like Megadeth than anything else since Countdown to Extinction. Now is the time for Dave and co. to reach and reclaim their place amongst the metal Gods.
Juggernauts and once bitter rivals to Megadeth, Metallica, made their thrashing comeback last year, and with the other two members of the former 'Big Four', Slayer and Anthrax, to release new albums later this year or early next year, we could be seeing a resurgence of the golden days of 80's Thrash.
Is it the Rust In Peace Part II that deluded 'fans' claim is coming? No. The only things better about this album than their 80's efforts is production and Dave's vocals, which have been steadily improving as of late (better late than never, what?). With a little filler the album is far from perfect but is still a modern metal masterpiece and a top contender for 2009's Metal Album of the Year. 4/5Megadeth Rust In Peace LiveMetallica MetallicaMetallica S&MMetallica Death MagneticMetallica Metallica : Français Pour Une NuitMetallica Orgullo, Pasión y GloriaMichael Jackson Off the WallMother Love Bone Stardog ChampionMuse AbsolutionNirvana NirvanaPearl Jam VitalogyPearl Jam Lost DogsPearl Jam Live On Two LegsPearl Jam BackspacerPearl Jam come roaring back with a more simplified approach, bringing with them a much more focused album that many fans have probably been craving for. Its a far cry from the likes of Ten and doesn't quite live up to their debut but id a worthy get anyways. 4/5Pearl Jam Live On Ten LegsPossessed Seven ChurchesPrince Dirty MindPrince Around The World In A DayPrince ParadePrince O(+>Prince The Black AlbumPrince ControversyQueens of the Stone Age Lullabies to ParalyzeQueens of the Stone Age Era VulgarisRadiohead Kid ARadiohead The King of LimbsRage Against the Machine Evil EmpireRainbow Ritchie Blackmore's RainbowRainbow On StageRed Hot Chili Peppers By the WayRed Hot Chili Peppers Greatest HitsRory Gallagher Fresh EvidenceRory Gallagher DeuceRory Gallagher Rory GallagherRory Gallagher Against The GrainRory Gallagher JinxRory Gallagher DefenderRory Gallagher Wheels Within WheelsRory Gallagher Notes From San FranciscoScorpions Animal MagnetismScorpions Taken By ForceScorpions Virgin KillerScorpions Fly To The RainbowSigur Ros Ágætis ByrjunSigur Ros ( )Sigur Ros Takk...Slash's Snakepit It's Five O'Clock SomewhereSlayer Show No MercySlayer World Painted BloodSlipknot (sic)nesses [DVD]Soundgarden Down on the UpsideSoundgarden Louder Than LoveSoundgarden King AnimalStevie Ray Vaughan Soul to SoulStone Temple Pilots PurpleTemple of the Dog Temple of the DogTestament Practice What You PreachTestament The GatheringTestament The Formation Of DamnationThe Answer RiseThe Dead Weather HorehoundThe Dead Weather Sea of CowardsThe Killers Hot FussThe National AlligatorThe National High VioletThe Raconteurs Consolers of the LonelyThe Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessThe Smashing Pumpkins GishThe Smashing Pumpkins OceaniaThe Strokes Is This ItThe White Stripes White Blood CellsThe White Stripes Get Behind Me SatanThe White Stripes De StijlThe White Stripes Icky ThumpThem Crooked Vultures Them Crooked VulturesTool LateralusTool 10,000 DaysVan Halen Van Halen IIVan Halen Fair WarningVan Halen Diver DownVan Halen Women and Children FirstVan Halen A Different Kind of TruthVelvet Revolver ContrabandVelvet Revolver Libertad3.5 great30 Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds to Mars30STM's debut sees them take the listener on a bizarre, pretentious and unfocused journey through the pseudo-philosophical ramblings of their actor-cum-have-a-go- frontman. Spacey alternative metal is the name of the game here, with several references to popular sci-fi and Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' scattered throughout. The heavy alternative vibe is what carries these shaky ideas more than the band's average skills as musicians and Jared Leto's forced vocal range, but it remains an interesting listen but hardly one that warrants a lot of time when so many bands do it better. That is to say that the band certainly like to wear their influences on their sleeves more so than taking the tried and tested ideas of alternative and heavy rock and making them their own. Somebody certainly should have told Jared Leto that chucking Metallica, Tool and Radiohead in a melting pot together doesn't produce as refined a work as he would like to believe.AC/DC The Razor's EdgeAC/DC Flick Of The SwitchAC/DC For Those About To Rock...AC/DC Who Made WhoAC/DC Black IceAC/DC VoltsAccept Metal HeartAccept BreakerAccept Objection OverruledAccept Death RowAccept PredatorAccept Blood Of The NationsAccept StalingradAerosmith Honkin' on BoboAerosmith Just Push PlayAerosmith Get a GripAerosmith PumpAerosmith Night In The RutsAerosmith AerosmithAerosmith Draw the LineAerosmith Permanent VacationAerosmith Nine LivesAlice Cooper Dirty DiamondsAlice Cooper DragontownAlice Cooper Lace and WhiskeyAlice Cooper ConstrictorAlice Cooper Raise Your Fist and YellAlice Cooper Along Came a SpiderAlice Cooper Flush The FashionAlice Cooper Muscle Of LoveAlice Cooper The Eyes Of Alice CooperAlice in Chains Alice in ChainsAlice in Chains SapAlice in Chains Greatest HitsAlice in Chains LiveAlter Bridge One Day RemainsAlter Bridge BlackbirdAlter Bridge AB IIIAnthrax State Of EuphoriaAnthrax Sound Of White NoiseAnthrax We've Come For You AllAnthrax Attack Of The Killer B'sAnthrax The Greater Of Two EvilsAt the Drive-In Acrobatic TenementAt the Drive-In In/Casino/OutAudioslave AudioslaveAudioslave Out of ExileAudioslave RevelationsBlack Sabbath Born AgainBlack Sabbath The Eternal IdolBlack Sabbath Past LivesBlack Stone Cherry Black Stone CherryBlack Stone Cherry Folklore and SuperstitionBlack Stone Cherry Between the Devil and the Deep Blue SeaBob Dylan Another Side Of Bob DylanBob Dylan Bob DylanBotch We Are the RomansCandlemass CandlemassCarcass Wake Up And Smell The CarcassColdplay A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay ParachutesConverge Jane DoeCorrosion of Conformity Corrosion of ConformityCream GoodbyeCynic Re-TracedDavid Bowie Diamond DogsDavid Bowie Let's DanceDavid Bowie RealityDeath Scream Bloody GoreDeath Spiritual HealingDeath LeprosyDeath Angel Frolic Through the ParkDeath Angel The Art of DyingDio Master of the MoonDio Killing The DragonDio Sacred HeartDio IntermissionDisturbed Ten Thousand FistsDisturbed IndestructibleDisturbed AsylumDisturbed The Lost ChildrenExodus Shovel Headed Kill MachineExodus The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit AGenesis TrespassGenesis Wind & WutheringGenesis DukeGenesis Invisible TouchGodspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion IIGuns N' Roses Use Your Illusion IGuns N' Roses Live Era '87-'93Guns N' Roses Chinese DemocracyHelloween Walls of JerichoHelloween Better Than RawHelloween The Time of the OathHelloween Master of the RingsHelloween Metal JukeboxHelloween Gambling With the DevilHelloween HelloweenHelloween Unarmed – Best of 25th AnniversaryInterpol AnticsInterpol Our Love to AdmireIron Maiden Fear of the DarkIron Maiden No Prayer for the DyingJane's Addiction Jane's AddictionJerry Cantrell Boggy DepotJudas Priest Angel of RetributionJudas Priest Ram It DownJudas Priest Point of EntryJudas Priest NostradamusKing Crimson IslandsKings of Leon Aha Shake HeartbreakKings of Leon Because Of The TimesKorn KornKorn IssuesKorn Follow The LeaderKorn Korn III: Remember Who You AreKraftwerk Electric CafeKraftwerk Tour De France SoundtracksKyuss WretchLamb of God SacramentLamb of God WrathLamb of God ResolutionLed Zeppelin CodaLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryLinkin Park Road To RevolutionLynyrd Skynyrd God & GunsMegadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!The first step in Dave Mustaine's quest to become bigger and better than his old band Metallica. 'Killing Is My Business...' heralded the birth of another metal juggernaut. The entire album is a flurry of technical riffage and drug references. Some would go so far as to say this is better than Metallica's debut, 'Kill Em All'. Hrm, not by my reckoning, though I will admit that this is an essential listen for all metal fans. No real fillers except for the laughably terrible cover of These Boots. However, there are some great flaws. The production is just wickedly bad. Sure, production comes second where pure balls-to-the-wall thrash is concerned, just look at the early Venom releases, but the intense amount of reverb alone makes this record come off as quite amateurish. Now the remaster clears this up a great deal in fairness. Also there's Mustaine's vocals. Usually it's love em or hate em when it come to Dave's singing but on this record it's just really bad. But again in fairness who listens to metal for the singing when the vast majority of vocalists are tone deaf anyway. In all, KIMB is a great album but not exactly a thrash classic. But for those who love thrash, Megadeth or just plain balls-to-the-wall rock and roll, this is a worthwhile listen indeed.Megadeth The System Has FailedMegadeth Cryptic WritingsMegadeth So Far, So Good... So What!Somewhat unfortunately, for this album at least, MegaDave and Co. were letting their indulgences affect the quality of their music. While SFSGSW is by no means a bad album, and in fact still a great slab of metal, the hunger and rage of PSBWB just doesn't come across as well here. While it opens with an amazing instrumental, and indeed includes one of MegaDave's greatest songs ever (In My Darkest Hour), it feels a bit more dull than what came before, and certainly what was to come after...Megadeth Th1rt3enMetallica Garage, IncMetallica Cunning StuntsMetallica Six Feet Down UnderMetallica Six Feet Down Under: Part IIMetallica Beyond MagneticMichael Jackson DangerousMichael Jackson HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book IMuse ShowbizMuse Black Holes and RevelationsNirvana IncesticideNirvana From the Muddy Banks of the WishkahNirvana Sliver: The Best of The BoxOne Day As A Lion One Day As A LionPantera The Great Southern TrendkillPearl Jam BinauralPearl Jam YieldPearl Jam No CodePearl Jam Pearl JamPink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of DawnPossessed Beyond the GatesPrince 3121Prince BatmanPrince The Gold ExperiencePrince LovesexyPrince Diamonds & PearlsRadiohead AmnesiacRadiohead Pablo HoneyRadiohead Hail to the ThiefRage Against the Machine RenegadesRed Hot Chili Peppers One Hot MinuteRed Hot Chili Peppers Freaky StyleyRed Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party PlanRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRed Hot Chili Peppers I'm with YouSepultura RootsSepultura SchizophreniaSerj Tankian Elect the DeadSerj Tankian Imperfect HarmoniesSigur Ros med sud i eyrum vio spilum endalaustSlash SlashSlash's Snakepit Ain't Life GrandSlayer Divine InterventionSlayer Christ IllusionSlipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)Slipknot All Hope Is GoneSlipknot Slipknot (10th Anniversary Edition)Slipknot Iowa (10th Anniversary Edition)Soundgarden Ultramega OKStone Sour Stone SourStone Sour Come What(ever) MayStone Temple Pilots No.4Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican...Stone Temple Pilots Stone Temple PilotsTestament Souls of BlackTestament The RitualTestament LowThe Answer Everyday DemonsThe Answer RevivalThe National Sad Songs for Dirty LoversThe Raconteurs Broken Boy SoldiersThe Strokes Room on FireThe White Stripes The White StripesThin Lizzy Thin LizzyTool OpiateTrivium ShogunVan Halen 51503.0 goodAC/DC BallbreakerAC/DC Stiff Upper LipAC/DC Blow Up Your VideoAC/DC Fly On The WallAccept Russian RouletteAerosmith Rock in a Hard PlaceAerosmith Done With MirrorsAlice Cooper Easy ActionAlice Cooper DaDaAlice Cooper Special ForcesAlice Cooper Welcome 2 My NightmareAnthrax Fistful Of MetalAnthrax Stomp 442Anthrax Volume 8: The Threat Is RealBlack Sabbath Technical EcstasyBlack Sabbath Live at LastBlack Sabbath Seventh StarBlack Sabbath Headless CrossBotch American NervosoBurn the Priest Burn the PriestCandlemass From the 13th SunCandlemass Chapter VICandlemass Dactylis GlomerataColdplay X & YColdplay Viva La VidaColdplay Prospekt's MarchConverge You Fail MeConverge When Forever Comes CrashingConverge Axe to FallHardcore punkers Converge release yet another album of brutal incomprehensible noise that either appeals to you or does not. Why anyone thinks this band is actually metal is beyond me, metalcore maybe but not metal. But here we go again with Jacob's emotionally charged screams that do not seem to be saying anything but reading the lyrics shows that each of his AAARGHS and WUUURRRGHS vaguely resembles the word on paper. Not to mention the insane punk riffing and brutal rhythms. This isn't my bag but for what its worth Axe To Fall is a good enough record that will appeal to Converge fans but those who want more coherent rocking need to look elsewhere.Damageplan New Found PowerDavid Bowie David BowieDeath Angel Killing SeasonDio Lock up the WolvesDio Strange HighwaysDio Angry MachinesDisturbed The SicknessDisturbed BelieveEd Sheeran +Exodus Impact Is ImminentExodus Force Of HabitFall Out Boy Take This To Your GraveFall Out Boy Believers Never Die: Greatest HitsGenesis ...And Then There Were Three...Genesis AbacabGenesis GenesisGuns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"Helloween Pink Bubbles Go ApeHelloween Rabbits Don't Come EasyInterpol InterpolIron Maiden The X FactorIron Maiden Virtual XIJane's Addiction StraysJudas Priest JugulatorJudas Priest TurboJudas Priest Rocka RollaKings of Leon Come Around SundownKorn Take A Look in the MirrorKorn Life Is PeachyKorn UntouchablesKorn See You on the Other SideKorn The Path of TotalityKraftwerk KraftwerkKraftwerk Kraftwerk 2Kraftwerk Ralf und FlorianLamb of God New American GospelLil Wayne Tha Carter IILil Wayne Tha CarterLinkin Park MeteoraLinkin Park Live In TexasLinkin Park Living ThingsLou Reed and Metallica LuluChanged my mind. This album has somewhat clicked with me. I gave it a score above 3. Deal with it, SputnikLynyrd Skynyrd Last Of A Dyin' BreedMegadeth The World Needs a HeroMetallica St. AngerMetallica ReLoadMetallica Some Kind Of MonsterMetallica LoadMetallica The Unnamed FeelingMichael Jackson Blood On The Dancefloor: HIStory In The MixMichael Jackson Got to Be ThereMichael Jackson BenMichael Jackson Music & MeMichael Jackson Forever MichaelMuse The ResistanceEasily the worst Muse album to date. I can't see this growing on me any more than it has, and I'd even go so far as to say that a 3 is being VERY generous. Yes it has the Exogenesis suite and though pretentious it gets the job done and is certainly worth great praise, but on pretty much everything else they have gone from interesting to bland as hell.Pantera Reinventing the SteelANGRY!
In summation, what we have here is a very angry album indeedPearl Jam Riot ActPrince PrincePrince Graffiti BridgePrince ComePrince Chaos And DisorderPrince MusicologyPrince Planet EarthPrince LOtUSFLOW3RPrince MPLSoUNDPrince 20TenRadiohead TKOL RMX 1234567Rainbow Down To EarthRed Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili PeppersScorpions Lonesome CrowSepultura Morbid VisionsSepultura Dante XXISepultura KairosSigur Ros VonSlash Apocalyptic LoveSlayer God Hates Us AllSlayer Diabolus in MusicaSlipknot SlipknotSlipknot IowaSlipknot 9.0: LiveSoundgarden Screaming Life/FoppStone Sour Audio SecrecyStone Temple Pilots Shangri-La-Dee-DaTestament DemonicThe Killers Sam's TownThe Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe National The NationalThe Strokes First Impressions of EarthThe Strokes AnglesTrivium AscendancyTrivium The CrusadeTrivium In WavesVan Halen For Unlawful Carnal KnowledgeVan Halen OU8122.5 average30 Seconds to Mars This Is War30STM shake off their godawful emo tendencies and take a step forward at last, not that that would have been too difficult a task but rather than establishing themselves as a credible musical act worthy of being taken seriously, they jump on another bandwagon, this time that of sterile, wannabe- U2, radio-ready arena rock. Somewhat paradoxically, however, it works very well for them. The music is more layered, ideas more interesting, songs hook-laden and initially epic in scope to the casual music listener. Upon closer examination, however, glaring flaws are revealed. Leto is trying so hard to channel Bono that his vocals sound even more forced and unnatural. Too many songs rely on the assembled choir of (allegedly, over 2000) fans and if one mentally removes them, average intrumentation is all that lies beneath. The songwriting itself is all too derivative, much like the debut, only this time the lads want to be U2, newer Kings of Leon and Rush all at once, again betraying a supreme lack of focus on the band's part. Rather than establishing a separate identity for themselves, they hover dangerously above the homogenous hordes of radio rock artists who are best suited for background music at IKEA only rather than for intensive individual listening. Though not a bad album by any means, once the hype dies down, This Is War is left in the dust as yet another trendy, of-the-moment record which will not stand the test of time, just like their other two albums, which is a shame given their potential.Accept I'm A RebelAccept AcceptAlice Cooper Pretties For YouAlice Cooper Zipper Catches SkinAtreyu The CurseBlack Sabbath Never Say Die!Black Sabbath TyrBlack Sabbath Cross PurposesBrandon Flowers FlamingoBullet For My Valentine FeverCarcass Symphonies of SicknessColdplay Mylo XylotoConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyConverge No HeroesFall Out Boy From Under The Cork TreeFall Out Boy Folie a DeuxFall Out Boy ****: Live In PhoenixGenesis From Genesis to RevelationHelloween ChameleonJudas Priest DemolitionKings of Leon Only By The NightKorn UntitledLil Wayne Tha Carter IIILinkin Park ReanimationLinkin Park Minutes To MidnightMichael Jackson InvincibleMy Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought...Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat OutPanic! At the Disco Vices & VirtuesPrince For YouPrince EmancipationPrince Rave Un2 The Joy FantasticRainbow Stranger in Us AllRainbow Bent Out of ShapeRainbow Straight Between the EyesRainbow Difficult to CureSepultura RoorbackSepultura AgainstThe Killers Day & AgeThe Mars Volta AmputechtureVan Halen Van Halen IIIVan Halen Balance2.0 poorAccept Eat the HeatAtreyu Suicide Notes And Butterfly KissesBlack Sabbath ForbiddenBullet For My Valentine The PoisonBullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireCarcass Reek of PutrefactionFall Out Boy Fall Out Boy's Evening Out With Your GirlfriendFall Out Boy Infinity On HighLil Wayne Tha Carter IVLinkin Park A Thousand SunsMegadeth RiskMichael Jackson MichaelMy Chemical Romance Three Cheers For Sweet RevengePanic! At the Disco Pretty. Odd.Sepultura NationSepultura A-LexThe Killers Battle BornThe Mars Volta The Bedlam in GoliathThe Mars Volta OctahedronThe sheer epitome of pretentious drivel
Only Cotopaxi saves this from being a complete 1
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz moving onThe Smashing Pumpkins ZeitgeistTrivium Ember to Inferno1.5 very poor30 Seconds to Mars A Beautiful LieRather than taking a step forward from their shaky but moderately interesting debut, the Leto brothers and guests take a massive step back abd hop onto the zeitgeist bandwagon, committing a cardinal sin in the process- selling out to scene/ pseudo emo rock. Though opening in a somewhat promising fashion, A Beautiful Lie descends into a vomit-inducing frenzy that strips the band of any artistic crediblility they may have once held. There isn't really much more that can be said about this one. Sure, it made them mega-popular and lots and lots of money, but shit with icing and sprinkles on it is still shit.Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human BeingMy Chemical Romance The Black Parade1.0 awfulAiden Nightmare AnatomyAiden Our Gangs Dark OathAiden ConvictionAiden KnivesAiden DisguisesAiden Some Kind of HateAtreyu VisionsAtreyu A Deathgrip On YesterdayAtreyu Best Of AtreyuAtreyu Lead Sails Paper AnchorAtreyu The Congregation Of The DamnedLil Wayne RebirthMy Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of...One Direction Up All NightOne Direction Take Me HomeRizzle Kicks Stereo TypicalWilliam Control Hate CultureWilliam Control Noir
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