Average Rating: 3.96
Rating Variance: 0.43
Objectivity Score: 58% (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 BeaconsDisillusion Back To Times Of SplendorIkuinen Kaamos ClosureLunatic Soul Lunatic SoulMastodon LeviathanMastodon Crack the SkyeMechina EmpyreanOpeth Still LifeOpeth Blackwater ParkOpeth DamnationStrapping Young Lad AlienStrapping Young Lad CityThe Devin Townsend Project AddictedThe Devin Townsend Project EpicloudThe Ocean HeliocentricVNV Nation Of Faith, Power, and Glory4.5 superb3 The End is Begun3 RevisionsAdagio Sanctus IgnusASG Amplification Of Self GratificationASG Win Us OverASG Blood DriveBenighted IdentisickBetween The Buried And Me AlaskaBetween The Buried And Me The Great MisdirectBetween The Buried And Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesBuckethead A Real Diamond In The RoughBuckethead Shadows Between The SkyCloudkicker The DiscoveryCloudkicker FadeCoheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine BladeCoheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of MadnessCynic Traced in AirDevin Townsend Ziltoid the OmniscientDiablo Swing Orchestra The Butcher's BallroomDraconian Turning Season WithinEluveitie Everything Remains As It Never WasGwynbleidd NostalgiaHardingrock GrimenIndricothere IndricothereInfected Mushroom Vicious DeliciousJohn Petrucci Suspended AnimationKatatonia The Great Cold DistanceKatatonia My TwinKatatonia Night Is the New DayLeprous Tall Poppy SyndromeMachinae Supremacy Redeemer (Underground Edition)Mastodon Blood MountainNahemah The Second PhilosophyOpeth MorningriseOpeth DeliveranceOpeth My Arms, Your HearseOpeth Ghost ReveriesOpeth 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 KveldssangerUlver Shadows of the SunVirgin Black Requiem - Mezzo ForteVolbeat Beyond Hell/Above HeavenVolbeat Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady LadiesWintersun Time I4.0 excellent5ive HesperusAlcest Ecailles 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 IconBorknagar UniversalCallisto ProvidenceCloudkicker The Map Is Not The TerritoryCloudkicker ]]][[[Cloudkicker PortmanteauCoheed and Cambria No World for TomorrowConjure One Conjure OneDark Lunacy The DiaristDevin Townsend InfinityDiablo Swing Orchestra Sing-Along Songs for the Damned & DeliriousDisillusion GloriaDivinity Destroyed Eden In AshesDraconian The Burning HaloDropkick Murphys The Meanest of TimesEluveitie SpiritEluveitie SlaniaEmpyrean 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. II-Exist Humanity Vol. III-Exist Humanity Vol. IIII-Exist Humanity Vol. IVIhsahn angLIhsahn AfterIkuinen 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 11 DreamsMercenary The Hours That RemainMercenary Architect of LiesMnemic 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 OrchidOpeth WatershedOrbs Asleep Next to SciencePersefone Shin-KenRiverside Second Life SyndromeRiverside Rapid Eye MovementSigh Scenes from HellStrapping Young Lad The New BlackTearwave Different Shade of BeautyTearwave TearwaveTenhi VareTenhi Airut: AamujenThe Devin Townsend Project KiThe 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 Sombre RomanticVirgin Black Requiem - FortissimoVNV Nation JudgementVolbeat The Strength/The Sound/The SongsVolbeat Rock The Rebel/Metal The DevilVolbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood3.5 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 Viva EmptinessKatatonia Live ConsternationLive The Distance To HereLumsk Asmund FraegdegjevarLumsk Det Vilde KorLumsk TrollLuna Mortis The AbsenceMaserati 37:29:24Maserati The Language Of CitiesMechanical 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 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 + 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 Quicksilver CloudsThroes of Dawn The Great Fleet of EchoesTrans-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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