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5.0 classic
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.
Agalloch The Mantle
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.
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Amon Duul II Yeti
Arvo Part Tabula Rasa
August Burns Red Constellations
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
Can Tago Mago
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
David Bowie Station to Station
Deftones White Pony
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Dir En Grey Uroboros
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
dredg El Cielo
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Emperor In The Nightside Eclipse
Fates Warning Perfect Symmetry
Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian
Faust Faust IV
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gorguts Colored Sands
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Isis Panopticon
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Red
Lantlos .neon
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mew No More Stories
Mew Frengers
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neu! Neu! '75
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Nokturnal Mortum The Voice of Steel
Oceansize Frames
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Panopticon Panopticon
Peter Gabriel Melt
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd Animals
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead In Rainbows
Saor Aura
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
Strapping Young Lad City
The Smiths Louder Than Bombs
The Smiths The Smiths
The Smiths Meat Is Murder
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver Perdition City
X Japan Blue Blood
X Japan Art of Life
X Japan Vanishing Vision
Yes Close to the Edge

4.5 superb
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The White
Alcest Shelter
Baroness Red Album
Bathory Hammerheart
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Camel Mirage
Camel The Snow Goose
Can Ege Bamyasi
Can Future Days
Can Soon Over Babaluma
Dan Swano Moontower
Darkspace Dark Space III
David Bowie Blackstar
David Bowie Scary Monsters
David Bowie "Heroes"
David Bowie Low
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Hunky Dory
Death Grips Exmilitary
IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOES IT GOESrGUILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Infinity
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Awake
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Emperor Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Emperor Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved Isa
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade of Gray
Fates Warning No Exit
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Isis Oceanic
Isis In the Absence of Truth
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Crimson Starless and Bible Black
King Crimson Discipline
Marillion Clutching at Straws
Marillion Brave
Mastodon Leviathan
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Moonsorrow Voimasta Ja Kunniasta
Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
Moonsorrow Verisakeet
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika
My Bloody Valentine m b v
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
This is the best album I've ever albumed this century.r
Negura Bunget OM
Neu! Neu!
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Oceansize Effloresce
Opeth Lamentations
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.
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Watershed
Panopticon Roads to the North
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Peter Gabriel Security
Peter Gabriel So
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Pulse — The Film
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Primordial Spirit the Earth Aflame
Queensryche Queensryche
Queensryche Rage for Order
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Queensryche Promised Land
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Saor Roots
Saor Guardians
Sepultura Arise
Sigur Ros Takk...
SikTh The Future in Whose Eyes?
SikTh Opacities
Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Smiths Hatful of Hollow
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything
Thy Catafalque Rengeteg
Thy Catafalque Meta
Thy Catafalque Roka Hasa Radio
Thy Catafalque Tuno Ido Tarlat
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
Ulcerate Vermis
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Uneven Structure Februus
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
X Japan Jealousy
X Japan Dahlia
Yes The Yes Album
Yes Fragile
Yes Relayer
Yes Drama

4.0 excellent
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Baroness Purple
Baroness Blue Record
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Camel Camel
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Darkspace Dark Space II
Darkspace Dark Space I
David Bowie Lodger
Death Grips The Money Store
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Deftones Deftones
Dir En Grey The Marrow of a Bone
Dir En Grey Arche
Dir En Grey Dum Spiro Spero
Dir En Grey Kisou
Dir En Grey MACABRE
Dir En Grey GAUZE
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
dredg Leitmotif
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved RIITIIR
Fates Warning Theories of Flight
Fates Warning Darkness in a Different Light
Fates Warning Inside Out
Fates Warning Parallels
Fates Warning The Spectre Within
Genesis Duke
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
When 'Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress' is compared to the rest of the GY!BE discography, the ralbum might not be all that satisfying due to to its length and given the fact that 38% of the rrecord's 40 minute run-time is dedicated to ambient droning, but it is still an excellent album on rits own. The first track has an incredibly catchy melody and beat, the drone tracks are some of rthe nastiest atmospheric sections that the band has done to date, and the buildup to the final rtrack (the album's strongest moment) is executed extremely well. 'Asunder, Sweet And Other rDistress' is another impressive entry to the GY!BE catalog, but I hope that the band steps out of rtheir comfort zone if they write new material in the future. GY!BE have never been a band that has rtaken all that many risks with their sound and some might argue that they do not need to, but I rwould love to hear the band take some risks by trying a different approach with their signature rsound.
Gorguts Obscura
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Isis Wavering Radiant
Isis Celestial
King Crimson In the Wake of Poseidon
King Crimson Lizard
King Crimson Islands
King Crimson Beat
King Crimson Three of a Perfect Pair
Lantlos Agape
Lantlos Melting Sun
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment
Marillion Script for a Jester's Tear
Marillion Fugazi
Marillion Seasons End
Marillion Sounds That Can't Be Made
Marillion Fuck Everyone and Run (F E A R)
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Meshuggah Koloss
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Mew Visuals
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Oceansize Home & Minor
Oceansize Music for Nurses
Panopticon Collapse
Paysage d'Hiver Kristall und Isa
Peter Gabriel Car
Pink Floyd The Wall
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Primordial Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
Primordial Storm Before Calm
Queensryche Empire
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead Amnesiac
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
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Slowdive Slowdive
Strapping Young Lad Alien
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Let It Be
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Horses in the Sky
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra This Is Our Punk-Rock, Thee Rusted Satellites Gather and Sing
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward
Thy Catafalque Sgùrr
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver ATGCLVLSSCAP
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Windir Likferd
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans

3.5 great
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
August Burns Red Leveler
Imagine Thrill Seeker mixed with Constellations. This is it for the most part. Very safe album, but an enjoyable one nonetheless.
Baroness Yellow and Green
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones Gore
Amazing really. What else can a beefshoes say?
Dir En Grey Vulgar
Dir En Grey Withering to Death
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
dredg Catch Without Arms
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.
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Gorguts Considered Dead
Marillion Marbles
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Meshuggah obZen
Primordial A Journey's End
Queensryche The Warning
Radiohead The Bends
Ride Nowhere
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Sepultura Roots
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles The Beatles
The Contortionist Language
One of the best progressive albums in 2014, which isn't saying all that much at all.
Windir Arntor

3.0 good
Death Grips Bottomless Pit
Deftones Around the Fur
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2
Mastodon The Hunter
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Mew +-
Opeth Heritage
Panopticon Kentucky
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
The Contortionist Clairvoyant
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
The Red Chord Clients
Windir 1184
Yes Going for the One

2.5 average
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Physicist
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Opeth Pale Communion
Meh, it's fine man. We'll prog till our nips fall off.
Opeth Sorceress
Sepultura Machine Messiah
Sepultura Morbid Visions
Sepultura Against
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
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

2.0 poor
Death Grips Government Plates
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Deftones Adrenaline
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Dream Theater
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
Sepultura Nation
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Sepultura Roorback

1.5 very poor
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Sepultura A-Lex

1.0 awful
Death Grips Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)
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