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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
If you are wanting a continuation of Ashes Against the Grain, this is not that. Instead, Agalloch expands upon that sound as they incorporate elements from post-metal, doom, and ambient music. I cannot help but invoke the notion of wabi-sabi in relation to how I feel about this album: the album is highly flawed with plenty of mistakes in musical performance. The instrumentation (especially the drums) can be sloppy, the flow is a bit flimsy at times, and the production sounds extremely muddy and raw in comparison to the crisper styles of The Mantle and Ashes Against the Grain, but for me, they help the songs and their atmospheres as opposed to hindering them. This is not the best representation of Agalloch's music, but it is my favorite album that they have done and I cannot stop listening to it.
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Alcest Kodama
Ecailles de Lune is one of my favorite albums of all time with one of the most mesmerizing atmospheres that I
have ever experienced, but overlooking nostalgia, it is an imperfect album in respect to structure and cohesion.
Kodama retains and expands upon the atmosphere that was captured on Ecailles de Lune, it incorporates
Japanese melodies, themes, and imagery on every track (with the album art being the most apparent
exemplification of imagery), and the album is immaculately crafted with a sense of focus that Alcest had yet to
achieve hitherto. Every song on this album is perfect in my view, the instrumentation and vocal performances are
stellar, and this is the album that I have been wanting Alcest to make since I discovered them.
Bathory Blood Fire Death
This is the musical equivalent of mounting a horse, riding through hundreds of miles in icy
and desolate boreal forests, going at least three years without a bath, consuming a diet of
nothing but reindeer and mead, all to just rape and pillage in the name of odin just because
it's a fun way to spend your early twenties. This album is dirty and raw, which is also
coincidentally just how your mum used to serve you pork and potatoes when you still lived at
home. If you have listened to this, you probably have too much iron in your blood and run
the risk of developing metal veins (if you do not already have them). If you have not heard
this yet, just do it for Valhalla's sake.
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Camel Moonmadness
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
David Bowie Station to Station
dredg El Cielo
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Gorguts Colored Sands
Isis Panopticon
Lantlos .neon
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mew Frengers
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Nokturnal Mortum The Voice of Steel
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Peter Gabriel Melt
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead In Rainbows
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths The Smiths
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
Thy Catafalque Rengeteg
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
Ulver Perdition City
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler

4.5 superb
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The White
Alcest Shelter
Baroness Red Album
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory Hammerheart
Camel Mirage
Camel The Snow Goose
Darkspace Dark Space III
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Hunky Dory
David Bowie Low
David Bowie "Heroes"
David Bowie Scary Monsters
David Bowie Blackstar
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Emperor Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved Isa
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Isis Oceanic
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Mastodon Leviathan
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Mew No More Stories
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
This is the best album I've ever albumed this century.r
Negura Bunget OM
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Lamentations
Opeth Watershed
Opeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
This DVD is one of the best concert DVDs out there. The DVD captures Opeth's live show perfectly. The music is spot on as well as the vocals and atmosphere. The softer songs (Harvest, Hope Leaves) also have different arrangements which fit very well. This DVD also features a fairly lengthy tour documentary and an interview which are both very nice features. If you are an Opeth fan this must be in your collection.
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Peter Gabriel So
Peter Gabriel Security
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Primordial Spirit the Earth Aflame
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Sigur Ros Takk...
Thy Catafalque Meta
Ulcerate Vermis
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Shadows of the Sun

4.0 excellent
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Purple
Camel Camel
Darkspace Dark Space I
Darkspace Dark Space II
Darkspace Dark Space III I
David Bowie Lodger
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved RIITIIR
Genesis Duke
Gorguts Obscura
Isis Celestial
Isis Wavering Radiant
Lantlos Agape
Lantlos Melting Sun
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Paysage d'Hiver Kristall und Isa
Peter Gabriel Car
Primordial Storm Before Calm
Primordial Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead OK Computer
Rosetta Quintessential Ephemera
Rosetta have yet to disappoint, and Quintessential Ephemera might end up being my favorite Rosetta record underneath A Determinism of Morality. The contrasts in dynamics, the atmosphere, and the level of intensity in the instrumentation and vocals make this an explosive release that must not be overlooked.
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Ulver ATGCLVLSSCAP
Windir Likferd

3.5 great
Baroness Yellow and Green
Enslaved Ruun
Enslaved In Times
In Times is yet another excellent Enslaved album, and One Thousand Years of Rain is one of the grandest and most epic tracks in the entire Enslaved discography thus far.
Gorguts Considered Dead
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Primordial A Journey's End
Radiohead The Bends
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Windir Arntor

3.0 good
Mastodon The Hunter
Mew +-
Opeth Heritage
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Windir 1184

2.5 average
Opeth Pale Communion
Meh, it's fine man. We'll prog till our nips fall off.
Opeth Sorceress
Ulver Wars of the Roses
This is the weakest Ulver album to date, and it is inconsistent at times; nonetheless, it is ran enjoyable release and worth a listen for Ulver fans. This definitely isn't the place to start rif you are a newcomer to the band.
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
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