Average Rating: 3.97
Rating Variance: 0.42
Objectivity Score: 57% (Somewhat Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAnathema We're Here Because We're HereBetween the Buried and Me ColorsBlotted Science The Machinations of DementiaCloudkicker BeaconsDevin Townsend Project AddictedDevin Townsend Project EpicloudDisillusion Back to Times of SplendorIkuinen Kaamos ClosureLunatic Soul Lunatic SoulMastodon Crack the SkyeMastodon LeviathanMechina EmpyreanOpeth DamnationOpeth Blackwater ParkOpeth Still LifeStrapping Young Lad AlienStrapping Young Lad CityThe Ocean HeliocentricVNV Nation Of Faith, Power and Glory4.5 superb3 The End is Begun3 RevisionsAdagio Sanctus IgnusASG Win Us OverASG Amplification Of Self GratificationASG Blood DriveBenighted IdentisickBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBuckethead Shadows Between The SkyBuckethead A Real Diamond In The RoughCloudkicker The DiscoveryCloudkicker FadeCoheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of MadnessCoheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine BladeCynic Traced in AirDevin Townsend Ziltoid the OmniscientDiablo Swing Orchestra The Butcher's BallroomDraconian Turning Season WithinEluveitie Everything Remains As It Never WasGhost Brigade IV - One with the StormGwynbleidd NostalgiaHaken AffinityHardingrock GrimenIndricothere IndricothereInfected Mushroom Vicious DeliciousJohn Petrucci Suspended AnimationKatatonia Night Is the New DayKatatonia The Great Cold DistanceKatatonia My TwinLeprous Tall Poppy SyndromeMachinae Supremacy Redeemer (Underground Edition)Mastodon Blood MountainMastodon Once More 'Round the SunNahemah The Second PhilosophyOpeth Ghost ReveriesOpeth DeliveranceOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth MorningriseOpeth HeritageOrphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)Periphery PeripherySieges Even The Art of Navigating by the StarsSolefald In Harmonia UniversaliThe Chronicles Of Israfel Starborn, Tome IThe Devin Townsend Band SynchestraThe Ocean PrecambrianTrans-Siberian Orchestra Beethoven's Last NightUlver Shadows of the SunUlver KveldssangerVirgin Black Requiem - Mezzo ForteVolbeat Beyond Hell/Above HeavenVolbeat Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady LadiesWintersun Time I4.0 excellent5ive HesperusAlcest Écailles de LuneEmotional, well composed, and generally pretty damn good. I'm impressed. DarkNoctus is right to a point. I get the feeling that the first half of the album is stronger than the last half, but that last half is still pretty damn good.
Rating Upped; the more I listen to it the more I'm impressed with this album.ASG Feeling Good is Good EnoughASG ASGAtoma SkylightBe'lakor Stone's ReachBenighted IconBlues Pills Blues PillsBorknagar UniversalBorknagar Winter ThriceCallisto ProvidenceCarbon Leaf Indian SummerCarbon Leaf Echo EchoCloudkicker ]]][[[Cloudkicker PortmanteauCloudkicker The Map Is Not the TerritoryCoheed and Cambria No World for TomorrowConjure One Conjure OneDark Lunacy The DiaristDevin Townsend InfinityDevin Townsend Project KiDiablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & DeliriousDisillusion GloriaDivinity Destroyed Eden In AshesDraconian The Burning HaloDropkick Murphys The Meanest of TimesEluveitie SlaniaEluveitie SpiritEmpyrean Sky The Snow White Rose of ParadiseFightstar One Day Son This Will All Be YoursFlogging Molly Drunken LullabiesGhost Brigade Isolation SongsGrayceon This Grand ShowGwynbleidd AmaranthineHeaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)I-Exist Humanity Vol. III-Exist Humanity Vol. II-Exist Humanity Vol. IIII-Exist Humanity Vol. IVIhsahn AfterIhsahn angLIkuinen Kaamos The ForlornIn Mourning Shrouded DivineIn Mourning MonolithInfected Mushroom Legend Of The Black ShawarmaKatatonia JulyLive Throwing CopperMachinae Supremacy Jets'n'Guns SoundtrackMachinae Supremacy OverworldMachinae Supremacy Rise of a Digital NationI put the full review up for those that requested it. A.J. asked for one and seeing how there was no staff work on the album I decided to put one together. Hope you all enjoy.Maserati Inventions for the New SeasonMastodon RemissionMercenary Architect of LiesMercenary The Hours That RemainMercenary 11 DreamsMnemic The Audio Injected SoulMumford and Sons BabelMy Dying Bride Songs of Darkness, Words of LightNahemah A New ConstellationO.A.R. The WandererObscura CosmogenesisOmnium Gatherum New World ShadowsOpeth WatershedOpeth OrchidOrbs Asleep Next to SciencePersefone Shin-KenRiverside Rapid Eye MovementRiverside Second Life SyndromeSigh Scenes from HellStrapping Young Lad The New BlackTearwave Different Shade of BeautyTearwave TearwaveTenhi Airut: AamujenTenhi VareThe Ocean PelagialTyr By the Light of the Northern StarUlver Blood InsideUnexpect _We, InvadersUp-C Down-C Left-C Right-C ABC + Start And The Battle Is WonVirgin Black Requiem - FortissimoVirgin Black Sombre RomanticVNV Nation JudgementVolbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac BloodVolbeat Rock The Rebel/Metal The DevilVolbeat The Strength/The Sound/The Songs3.5 greatAblaze In Hatred The Quietude PlainsAdagio Archangels in BlackConjure One Extraordinary WaysDevilDriver Pray for VillainsEluveitie VenFightstar Be HumanFlogging Molly FloatFlowing Tears Thy Kingdom GoneGhost Brigade Guided By FireHigh on Fire Snakes For The DivineKatatonia Live ConsternationKatatonia Viva EmptinessLive The Distance To HereLumsk Det Vilde KorLumsk Asmund FraegdegjevarLumsk TrollLuna Mortis The AbsenceMaserati The Language Of CitiesMaserati 37:29:24Mechanical Poet Woodland PrattlersMostly Autumn Glass ShadowsMy Dying Bride For Lies I SireNeaera Omnicide: Creation UnleashedO.A.R. In Between Now And ThenParadise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites UsPelican What We All Come to NeedRam-Zet NeutralizedSculptured EmbodimentShining (NOR) BlackjazzSieges Even ParamountSolefald Red For Fire: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 1Solefald Black For Death: An Icelandic Odyssey Part 2Subterranean Masquerade Suspended Animation DreamsThe Pineapple Thief Tightly UnwoundThe Reasoning Dark AngelTyr RagnarokTyr Eric The RedUnexpect In a Flesh AquariumVirgin Black Elegant and DyingVNV Nation Matter and FormWinds The Imaginary Direction of Time3.0 goodAblaze In Hatred Deceptive AwarenessDol Theeta The Universe ExpandsEluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane DominionEnslaved Axioma Ethica OdiniMercenary MetamorphosisI'm largely unimpressed with this vs. their other stuff. It seems to be a little heavier but it lacks the soul of Hours that Remain and 11 Dreams. It's not that the music is bad, it falls squarely into "I've heard this before" and that's dangerous territory. I can't say the vocalist changes are an improvement, but I don't think they are a major drawback either, still kind of on the fence about this albumOmega Lithium Dreams In FormalineOrphaned Land The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriORPressure Points Remorses to RememberUpon further listening I become less impressed. Perhaps a bit over-optimistic to begin with. This album is just another 'progressive' Death metal band and this album falls squarely into the "haven't I heard this before?" category. It's not a bad album, but it's not terribly innovative.Serdce The Alchemy Of HarmonyStone Gods Silver Spoons & Broken BonesThroes of Dawn The Great Fleet of EchoesThroes of Dawn Quicksilver CloudsTrans-Siberian Orchestra Night Castle2.5 averageDevious VisionDimmu Borgir AbrahadabraFlowing Tears RazorblissLive Songs From Black MountainO.A.R. All SidesRemembrance Fall, Obsidian NightA forgettable addition to the genre. It's not badly composed but failed to grab me. It's really a shame that this wasn't better.The Reasoning The Awakening2.0 poorStream Of Passion The Flame WithinWhirling Faceless PhenomenaWhirling is what you could call a blend of experimental, avant-garde, with a touch of post-black metal from Germany. there is not a lot of information about the band out, but I was intrigued so decided to give it a try.
I tend to like odd and experimental music. I didn't like this one. I wanted to like this album. While the instrumental work is innovative at points, the guitar tuning itself really starts to grate on you the more you listen to. To be fair to this album and those of you that are really into the avant-garde genre, this might be a good listen.
The first decent song I heard was the third track and after 3 minutes of it I found I didn't enjoy it anymore. After giving the album a double digit number of listens I found that my perception of the album had not improved, but then again it hadn't worsened either.
All-in-all, this is a mediocre addition to the avant-garde genre.1.5 very poorCradle of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa1.0 awfulMetallica St. Anger
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