Average Rating: 3.88
Rating Variance: 0.56
Objectivity Score: 63% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAgalloch Ashes Against The GrainAlice in Chains DirtAs Tall As Lions As Tall As LionsLess of a breakup album than the soundtrack to being in love, As Tall As Lions self-titled record perfectly captures the ups and downs of a relationship. From its heart racing conception, to the inevitable split up of two people; this album spans its entirety. Superb.At the Drive-In Relationship of CommandBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBohren & Der Club of Gore Sunset MissionBrand New Deja EntenduBurial UntrueCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoConverge Jane DoeI held off giving this a 5 for so long but I just don't think it deserves anything less. One of the most brutally honest and ferocious displays of raw human emotion.Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the HighwayDntel Life is Full of PossibilitiesElliott Smith Figure 8Every Time I Die New Junk AestheticFoals Total Life ForeverThis one is interesting. At first I thought very little of it. Then I pushed it up to 4 once I discovered its potential. After repeated listens, along with some personal memories of mine that are attached to it - I feel that I personally need to give this a 5.Gallows Grey BritainGodspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)Isis PanopticonJanuary I Heard Myself In YouIt's hard to describe why I Heard Myself In You is such a phenomenal album. It doesn't do anything out of the ordinary by any means, but it evokes such a wide array of emotions in me when I listen to it. A sense of fading nostalgia, soon followed by the regret of lost youth and anxiety of growing up, but with a brief hint of hope that the future will turn out just fine. Maybe not as you expected, but still great. Much like this album.Jeff Buckley GraceJeremy Soule Secret of Evermore SoundtrackThis kid was fucking 19 when he composed this beautiful game. Better than Secret Of Mana. Fuck you.Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKashiwa Daisuke Program Music ILetlive. Fake HistoryOne of the greatest Post-Hardcore albums ever released.Listener Wooden HeartI've had this album for a while, but it's only until very recently that it fully clicked with me. Give it some time and you'll be sweetly rewarded.Massive Attack MezzanineOpeth Still LifeOpeth Blackwater ParkRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRefused The Shape of Punk to ComeSay Anything ...Is a Real BoyThe Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)The Mars Volta Frances the MuteThe Mountain Goats The Sunset TreeWeezer PinkertonZao The Funeral of GodAs an Atheist, it may seem shocking to give an album that is pro-God a perfect 5, but this is an absolutely stellar album, as well as Zao's best work to date.4.5 superbAlice in Chains Black Gives Way to BlueArchitects RuinBaroness Yellow and GreenBetween the Buried and Me The Silent CircusBetween the Buried and Me ColorsBlindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVIOne of the darkest, most haunting albums I've listened to in a long while and also, quite simply, one of the
best.Bon Iver Bon IverBrand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeBreak Even The Bright SideCirca Survive Blue Sky NoiseCircle Takes The Square Decompositions: Volume Number OneHey Dev, is it cool if I change my end of year list?CityCop The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up HopeThis is simply, an amazing record. My only regret is not learning about them sooner.CityCop SeasonsA Fantastic EP, every song is a winner. Would legit be a 5 if it was a full length.Clams Casino RainforestOne of the best pieces of ambient work to come out in a long while. It's got a great atmosphere with a running theme and shying just under 20 minutes; it's the perfect length for when you just need to chill out for a moment.Converge You Fail MeConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyCounterparts The Current Will Carry UsCult of Luna SalvationCult of Luna Fire Was BornWithout a doubt, one of the best Live Sets I have ever witnessed.Cult of Luna VertikalLess than a week in to the year and I already have my AOTY.Dangers AngerDead Meadow Dead MeadowDefeater TravelsDefeater Empty Days and Sleepless NightsDeftones White PonyDeftones Saturday Night WristDeftones Diamond EyesI'm admittedly not the longest Deftones fan as I've only gotten into them recently, but this album is beyond incredible. You'll be hard pressed to find a bad song on here.Down I Go GodsElbow The Seldom Seen KidEleventh He Reaches London Hollow Be My NameEnter Shikari A Flash Flood of ColourAt first I was skeptical of this album, due to the lack of the once promised 'Destabilise' and 'Quelle Surprise', both of which are fantastic songs. But as it turns out, this record is innovative, meaningful and above all, a lot of fun. No filler and not one skippable track. Even my once hated 'Gandhi Mate, Gandhi' works well within the context of the album, and 'Warm Smiles Do Not Make You Welcome Here' might be my favourite ever Enter Shikari song.Every Time I Die Last Night in TownEvery Time I Die Ex LivesFaith No More Angel DustFear Before The Always Open MouthGojira From Mars To SiriusIsis OceanicIsis In the Absence of TruthJoy Division Unknown PleasuresKarnivool ThemataKarnivool Sound AwakeKvelertak KvelertakLa Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...La Dispute WildlifeLupe Fiasco Food & LiquorMacklemore and Ryan Lewis The HeistIs calling this 'album of the year' too ambitious?Manners ApparitionsMastodon Crack the SkyeMeshuggah Catch ThirtythreeMeshuggah obZenMisery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum HeartIt's arguably quite a dated release now and the production may not be the best but it's an album that really leaves the listener feeling satisfied upon its completion.Misery Signals ControllerNick Cave and The Bad Seeds No More Shall We PartOceansize EffloresceOceansize Everyone Into PositionOrbs Asleep Next to ScienceProtest the Hero KeziaSaul Williams Amethyst Rock StarSay Anything In Defense of the GenreShai Hulud Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...Perhaps one of the best debut albums to have ever be released. Hardcore punk has never sound so sincere, and 'Hearts Once Nourished...' is a perfect example of pushing boundaries within a genre.Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the SunWith the return of Chad Gilbert on vocals, and the consistently stellar guitar work of Matt Fox, Shai Hulud have arguably created their finest piece of music in the entirety of their eighteen year career.Sigh Hangman's HymnAn absolutely breathtaking album. Shit, this might even be a 5.SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out Single Mothers Wild PartyAn absolute gem of a Post-Hardcore/Screamo style EP.Soundtrack Scott Pilgrim vs. The WorldWasn't a fan of the film, but the soundtrack is amazing. A great collection of song's for a summer's day. Perfect roadtrip mix.Swans The SeerAs hauntingly beautiful as this is, at 2 hours long, it's very overwhelming.Sylosis Edge of the EarthTame Impala InnerspeakerTangled Thoughts of Leaving Tiny Fragments - EPSpastic, Epic, Nostalgic, Goddamn Incredible.
My new favourite band.The Black Dahlia Murder NocturnalThe Contortionist IntrinsicThe Devin Townsend Project KiA fantastic album to get lost in its dark, yet reassuring atmosphere. Superb.The Jezabels Dark StormThe Mountain Goats TallahasseeThe Mountain Goats All Eternals DeckEasily Darnielle's best album since The Sunset Tree.The Mountain Goats Transcendental YouthThe Ocean PrecambrianThe Red Shore UnconsecratedThe Saddest Landscape You Will Not SurviveThe Weeknd House of BalloonsThe perfect late-night chill out album. Its atmosphere is one of a kind.The xx xxOne of my best and most fondest memories is driving in my car on a night much like tonight; the sun was low, just peaking off the horizon and everywhere was quiet. I had this album playing and the two moulded together in my brain and never left. This record...this is something special.Tyler The Creator GoblinUlver BergtattWill Haven Voir DireYuck Yuck4.0 excellentAlcoa Bone & MarrowIf you felt the acoustic tracks on ED&SN felt out of place, then this album is for you. If you legitimately enjoyed Archambault's acoustic ventures on ED&SN, then this album is for you.Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereNot as immediately awesome as Black Gives Way To Blue was but still a fantastic record. While the first half of the album is stronger than the second, 'Phantom Limb' is easily the album's standout. Something akin to 'A Looking In View'.Amia Venera Landscape The Long ProcessionAnimals as Leaders Animals as LeadersA beautifully technical album that excels in both songwriting as well as creating atmosphere, all without ever descending into wankery.Architects NightmaresArchitects Hollow CrownAugust Burns Red ConstellationsBaroness Red AlbumBaroness Blue RecordBetween the Buried and Me Between the Buried and MeBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceIncredibly solid album. Pretty standard for BTBAM but still amazing. 'Silent Flight Parliament' for song of the year.Bon Iver For Emma, Forever AgoBorn of Osiris The DiscoveryA massive step up in terms of quality. Say goodbye to standard deathcore and say hello to beautifully crafted technical death metal that utilizes keyboard and synth to make a good album great.Brand New DaisyCaptain Murphy DualityDuality > good kid, m.a.a.d. city. I'll fucking fight you.Cerebral Ballzy Cerebral BallzyChildish Gambino CampRealistically, this album is probably worth a 3 but I always end up listening to it a lot more than I expect to.Chiodos IlluminaudioCirca Survive On Letting GoClams Casino Instrumental MixtapeConverge When Forever Comes CrashingConverge No HeroesConverge Axe to FallConverge All We Love We Leave BehindLegitimately awesome...like we expected anything less. The one, two punch of 'Sadness Comes Home' and 'Empty On The Inside' is phenomenal and 'Coral Blue' might just be one of their best tracks to date. Not to mention the title-track. Excellent album.Counterparts ProphetsCult of Luna Eternal KingdomDangers Messy, Isn't It?Dark Time Sunshine ANXDead Letter Circus This Is The WarningDeath Grips The Money StoreDefeater Lost GroundDeftones Around the FurDeftones Koi No YokanSeven albums in and Deftones show no signs of slowing down. Koi No Yokan is remarkably consistent. The only tracks that don't do anything for me are the album finishers of 'Goon Squad' and 'What Happened To You?', and they're not even bad, just underwhelming in comparison to the rest of the record.Delusion Twin A Damaged MachineElbow Build A Rocket Boys!Ellie Goulding LightsEnter Shikari Take to the SkiesEvery Time I Die Gutter PhenomenonEvery Time I Die Hot Damn!Every Time I Die The Big DirtyFear Before Odd How People ShakeFear Before Art DamageFoals AntidotesFoals Holy FireMore like Holy Fuck, amirite??????????????????????Foxy Shazam The Flamingo TriggerFoxy Shazam Foxy ShazamFrank Ocean Channel OrangeGojira The Way of All FleshGojira L'Enfant SauvageListening to this album may create The Heaviest Boner of the Universe.Gotye Like Drawing BloodGrimes VisionsIsis CelestialIsis Wavering RadiantKiD CuDi Man On The Moon: The End Of DayKiD CuDi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. RagerLana Del Rey Born to DieHonest to god don't know why I like this, but I do. I really do.MF DOOM Operation: DoomsdayMGMT Oracular SpectacularMGMT CongratulationsMisery Signals MirrorsMore Than Life Love Let Me GoNe Obliviscaris Portal of IThe fact that Ne Obliviscaris managed to make a 70 minute full-length album that never sounds too over indulgent is quite a feat. Especially for this type of music.Northlane DiscoveriesAn excellent debut release from a band with heaps of potential. If they continue improving on their strengths, they're bound to go far.Oceansize FramesOceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float UpPianos Become the Teeth Old PridePianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long AfterProtest the Hero FortressProtest the Hero ScurrilousRussian Circles StationRussian Circles GenevaRussian Circles EmprosSaul Williams Saul WilliamsSay Anything Say AnythingSecret And Whisper Great White WhaleSeptic Flesh CommunionSeptic Flesh The Great MassA beautifully dark and orchestral piece of work from Greek Death Metal kings. On par with Communion.Shai Hulud That Within Blood Ill-TemperedArguably the band's darkest release yet, 'That Within Blood...' is a remarkable follow up to their legendary debut.Single Mothers Single MothersAnother excellent release. The chorus of 'Hell (Is My Backup Plan)' is infectious.Soundtrack BastionAn excellent game and an amazing soundtrack. 'Slinger's Song' is badass and 'Setting Sail, Coming Home' makes me weep.Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes NumbStreetlight Manifesto The Hands That ThieveTame Impala LonerismTangled Thoughts of Leaving Deaden The FieldsThe Amity Affliction Severed TiesThe Amity Affliction YoungbloodsThe Amity Affliction Chasing GhostsThe Aquabats Hi-Five Soup!The Black Dahlia Murder UnhallowedThe Black Dahlia Murder RitualThe Broderick Free to Rot, Free of SinThe Chariot One WingOn first listen, this is easily a 4. 'First', 'Tongues' and 'Cheek' are all mindblowing.The Contortionist ExoplanetThe Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating InfinityThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerI wasn't terribly keen on the pre-release tracks so this was honestly such a surprise.The Faceless AkeldamaThe Faceless Planetary DualityThe Ghost Inside Fury And The Fallen OnesThe Ghost Inside ReturnersThe Ghost Inside Get What You GiveAnother excellent album to add to their discography. The one-two punch of Dark Horse/White Light is probably the best thing they've ever done.The Grates Gravity Won't Get You HighThe Human Abstract Digital VeilThe Jezabels The Man Is DeadThe Jezabels She's So HardThe Jezabels PrisonerThe Ocean HeliocentricOnly a first listen but I am very impressed. New vocals are different albeit very powerful. In my opinion, we have here a strong contender for best metal album of 2010.The Red Shore Salvaging What's LeftThe Tallest Man on Earth The Wild HuntThe Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving NowThe Weeknd ThursdayNot quite as consistent as House Of Balloons, but still an amazing record.The Weeknd Echoes of SilenceEchoes Of Silence is Tesfaye's darkest, most open offering yet.Titus Andronicus The MonitorTouche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead HorseTouche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And MeTyler The Creator BastardWalls of Jericho The American DreamWhile She Sleeps This Is The SixTruth be told, this is an impressive metalcore release. Every member performs exceptionally, and Lawrence Taylor's meaningful lyrics make this a stand out amongst others of the genre. A little more vocal variety would've made it more so, however.Wil Wagner LaikaThe soundtrack to accepting that you're a piece of shit and not giving a fuck.Youth Lagoon The Year of HibernationYouth Lagoon Wondrous Bughouse3.5 greatAll Shall Perish This is Where it EndsAnimals as Leaders WeightlessA much darker and heavier interpretation is still technically and musically proficient, even if it isn't as memorable as its lighter counterpart.Antagonist A.D. Old Bones Make New BloomsAugust Burns Red Thrill SeekerBalance and Composure SeparationNot a particularly original sounding album but hey, it gets the job done.Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBrand New Your Favorite WeaponBring Me The Horizon Sempiternal...Well, fuck. I don't think anyone was expecting that.Carpathian CarpathianCarpathian Nothing To LoseCarpathian IsolationChiodos All's Well That Ends WellChiodos Bone Palace BalletCirca Survive JuturnaCirca Survive Violent WavesCityCop / Les Doux Family Ties/Labors of LoveDeath Grips ExmilitaryDeftones AdrenalineDeftones DeftonesDntel Dumb LuckDrake Take CareDrake improves immensly. A much more consistent record than his first, but it's still not something I'd spin that often.Enter Shikari Common DreadsEternal Lord Blessed Be This NightmareFear Before Fear BeforeFoxy Shazam IntroducingFoxy Shazam The Church of Rock and RollFrank Ocean Nostalgia, UltraGojira The LinkGotye Making MirrorsHouse Vs. Hurricane PerspectivesIt's taken me a while to get into this, but I'm really happy I gave it my time. Despite, sounding cliche, it really is something different in the scene. The album takes more of an ambient approach over a heavy one which makes it something to easily get carried away by. Even to such the extent that it's something I could picture myself falling asleep to. Recommended, but it is a massive grower.Into the Ocean RuinsNot your average Synth + Metalcore band. Very interesting, check these guys out.Irrelevant I'll Be OKNot as consistent and memorable as one would hope, but still an enjoyable album overall. 'Flicker' is a killer track.Iwrestledabearonce IwrestledabearonceThere's enough going on in each track to keep you hooked but not too much to make it sound overstuffed. It does come off as really gimmicky though.KiD CuDi IndicudDamn Scott, you shoulda named this RidiCuDilous cause that's what this is!Kvelertak MeirLupe Fiasco The CoolNorthlane SingularityNot as good as Discoveries, but still a solid album. The one/two punch of Windbreaker and Worldeater is one the band's strongest moments on record and despite Masquerade having some uninspired lyrics, it's catchy as hell.Opeth HeritagePeople would assume that the negative reception comes from the viewpoint of hardcore Opeth fans, thinking Heritage is a betrayal of Opeth's classic sound. Damnation was different and is one of my most adored Opeth albums. The reason this is a bit of a disappointment is not because it's different, but because it's not a terribly engaging record overall. The best word to describe it would be "underwhelming" but that's not to say it's entirely bad - it has its redeeming tracks and memorable moments.Periphery PeripheryPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalTheir next album will round out the trilogy. 'Peripherthree' is coming soon.Russian Circles EnterSaul Williams The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiSBTRKT SBTRKTSecret And Whisper Teenage FantasySecrets In Scale Secrets In ScaleShai Hulud Misanthropy PureDefinitely their most diverse and technically proficient to date, albeit a little less memorable than their other work.Sigh In SomniphobiaAfter Scenes From Hell, I thought Sigh had lost the plot, descending into a endless void of wankery and cheap gimmicks. So, listening to this with zero expectations whatsoever, I was really quite surprised. Their flaws are still here, as prominent as ever, but they're on their upward climb back to the top. 'Amnesia' is hands down, one of my top tracks for this year.Soundtrack Reservoir Dogs: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackStreetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the BetweenTangled Thoughts of Leaving Failed by Man and MachineThe Black Dahlia Murder MiasmaThe Black Dahlia Murder DeflorateThe Damned Things IroniclastThe Dillinger Escape Plan Miss MachineThe Faceless AutotheismThe Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsThe Human Abstract NocturneThe Red Shore Lost VersesThe Red Shore The Avarice Of ManThe Tallest Man on Earth Shallow GraveTitus Andronicus The Airing of GrievancesTouche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth SplitIt's a shame the band limit themselves to just one song each on this split, as this is clearly some of their best work to date. Both songs are very impressive.Tyler The Creator WolfWitch Blood Wounderom3.0 goodArchitects DaybreakerIt's a solid record overall, but the band really fail to create any standout tracks, save for a few decent pre-release ones. Architects have lost the plot.August Burns Red MessengersAugust Burns Red LevelerBring Me The Horizon Count Your BlessingsNot the worst lyrics ever written, not the most repetitive instrumentation ever used and the one time where they weren't a complete copy of Architects.Bring Me The Horizon There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen ItA mildly enjoying album that could have been more so.Callahan CallahanA unique sound, albeit not the most interesting record. Some killer tracks on here among a bit of filler. 'Say Goodnight And Go' is a fucking wicked song.Converge Halo in a HaystackDeath Grips No Love Deep WebDream On, Dreamer HopeKind of like a more tolerable version of Attack Attack!Dream On, Dreamer HeartboundFlume FlumeGojira Terra IncognitaGotye BoardfaceIwrestledabearonce It's All HappeningIf you can accept that it's just a band playing fun, even schizophrenic metalcore, then you'll enjoy it for what it is. Krysta's vocals have improved as well.Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d cityThis is nowhere near as awesome as everyone's making it out to be.Oh, Sleeper Son of the MorningOh, Sleeper Children of FirePsycroptic The Inherited RepressionSay Anything BaseballSkrillex My Name Is SkrillexSkrillex Scary Monsters and Nice SpritesExcellent music to put on for a party or gathering.Suicide Silence The CleansingSuicide Silence The Black CrownThe Devil Wears Prada Dead ThroneFormulaic and uninvolved it may be, Dead Throne is still a harmless and enjoyable metalcore record.The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire WorksThe Grates Teeth Lost, Hearts WonThe xx CoexistStill have no idea why this isn't called Coexxist.Titus Andronicus Local BusinessIf The Monitor is a huge night out of fun, great music and memorable moments, then Local Business is like a hangover the morning after. Weak, sluggish and tired in comparison.We Came As Romans To Plant A SeedWe Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown To BeEssentially To Plant A Seed 2.0, albeit with a bit more filler. If you enjoyed their first album, you'll enjoy this.2.5 averageArchitects The Here and NowAttack Attack! This Means WarDespite their minor progression, Caleb's vocal technique is cringeworthy at points, the instrumentation is as bland as ever and the song structure is uninspired. 'The Wretched' is the standout track on the album but definitely a step in the right direction. More songs like that is the way to go.Boris The Blade Tides Of DamnationBring Me The Horizon Suicide Season"I guess we'd rather have a large fan-base of teenage girls than any real talent."Code Orange Kids Love Is Love // Return To DustA poor man's Converge. Props to them though, being young and all, but I just don't think this record is too engaging.Cynic Re-TracedWhat you get here is essentially dumbed down versions of half of the tracks from 'Traced In Air' which comes off as both lazy and baffling. It sounds fine, no complaints on that front, but the whole thing just screams redundancy considering they were practically perfect the first time around. Despite all this though, 'Wheels Within Wheels' is an incredible song and dare I say, one of the best tracks they've ever written.Drake Thank Me LaterNot an inherently bad album, it has some mildly enjoyable moments, but there's nothing here that will knock you flat and leave you genuinely impressed.Ellie Goulding HalcyonSee what you get when you start dating Skrillex?rYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 charactersHands Like Houses Ground DwellerWith the exception of 'Antarctica' this is terribly underwhelming.House Vs. Hurricane Crooked TeethA few good tracks but nothing truly spectacular. Perspectives was ten times better than this.In Hearts Wake DivinationIwrestledabearonce Ruining it for EverybodyIwrestledabearonce tighten their sound, proving that their gimmicky songwriting is the only thing making them worth listening to.Lupe Fiasco LasersIt's pretty decent, but it also doesn't really feel like it came from Lupe himself, which explains why it's so manufactured. Apart from a few exceptional tracks (Words I Never Said, State Run Radio, All Black Everything) it's all pretty generic hip hop. Not a bad cd by any means but a bit average sandwich.Skrillex More Monsters and SpritesThe lack of new material brings this down a bit, as good as some of the remixes are.Skrillex BangarangWith 'Bangarang' Skrillex absolutely refuses to evolve musically. Whether you'll like it is determined by if you enjoyed his previous releases. It's only a bit of fun though, right?The Grates Secret RitualsThe Killers Battle BornA few decent tracks but pretty underwhelming. Doesn't look like I'll be getting another Sam's Town anytime soon.The Wombats A Guide to Love, Loss and DesperationThomas Giles PulseI find this album to be pretty unmemorable, except for 'Sleep Shake' which honestly kinda just sounds like a BTBAM B-side. That doesn't make it bad though.Thy Art Is Murder The Adversary2.0 poorAttack Attack! Attack Attack!Entirely forgettable, generic and sometimes perplexing, AA!'s sophomore album is an improvement nonetheless.Bring Me The Horizon This Is What The Edge Of Your Seat Was Made ForGallows Death Is BirthOh, Sleeper When I Am GodSaul Williams Volcanic SunlightSuicide Silence No Time to BleedEven for a genre that doesn't do well on its own, this album is really boring.The Human Abstract MidheavenThough the instrumentation is fine, the vocals and lyrics come off as overly pretentious and while it might be regarded as something groundbreaking within the genre, I can't imagine myself listening to this through again.The Wombats This Modern Glitch1.5 very poorAsking Alexandria Stand Up and ScreamGeneric, in every sense of the word. This is basically your cookie-cutter Synth/Metalcore band with nothing going for them. I know that sounds harsh, but it's accurate; the record is actually much worse than I had expected it to be. The only tolerable track is 'Final Episode (Let's Change The Channel)' but that is drastically brought down by generic lyrics, generic instrumentation and a disjointed song structure, making it feel like 3 separate segments as opposed to a whole. Terrible.Attack Attack! Someday Came SuddenlyIt's a pretty bold move to mix metalcore and electronica elements with absolutely no attempt at subtlety, but the fact is it just fails to work at all. I think what's worse is on their own, these parts actually sound halfway decent, but when they come together, it invokes a horrible mess.Design the Skyline NevaehEverything wrong with deathcore now with hideous autotuned vocals and overwhelming synth. It's definitely not as bad as you may think, nor is it as bad as their demo.They've learnt that song structure is in fact essential, and you can see some shape starting to form. Lead single 'Break Free From Your Life' has the most basic song structure, resulting in their best, or most tolerable track from the album. There are a few other moments scattered throughout which shine in comparison (the intro of 'Witch of The Woods' as well as the instrumental of 'Reverie') but fall flat overall.Say Anything Anarchy, My DearIt's a depressing thought that Max's songwriting skills were far superior when he was miserable.1.0 awfulMillionaires Bling Bling Bling!I can, and actually HAVE made better tracks on Garageband at home.
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