Average Rating: 3.06
Rating Variance: 1.26
Objectivity Score: 94% (Very Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAlice In Chains DirtDeath The Sound of PerseveranceEminem The Marshall Mathers LPEnslaved Axioma Ethica OdiniThe first black metal record I truly loved. Brutal black metall mixed with 70s prog rock done beautifullyGiant Squid The IchthyologistHands Give Me RestI was not expected to blown away by this as much as I was. This record is truly amazing. How the sputnik community has not heard this is truly beyond me. This sounds very similar to The Amia Venera Landscape vocal wise and Trenches sound wise. Everyone likes both of those band's albums. Why not this one?!?!Isis OceanicThis is imo much better than Panoptican. Not saying that Panoptican isn't a classic in its own right, its just that Oceanic is better. Oceanic mixes the perfect balance between ambient and heavy. Every song on here is excellent with Carry, From Sinking, and Hym being the standout tracks. The vocals leave a little bit to be desired but the musicianship more than makes up for it. This is definitely Isis at their best. Jimmy Eat World Bleed AmericanKiller Mike R.A.P. MusicAll I can say is wow! If Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was a fresh of breath air to hip-hop then has to be a genre-changing album. This album is like pays homage to old school hip-hop with it's gritty stories and intellectual lyrics. As a black man, this album spoke to me like no other rap album has in years. That alone makes this worthy of a 5Mastodon Crack the SkyeMastodon LeviathanMegadeth Rust in PeaceMetallica Ride the LightningMetallica Master of PuppetsMouth of the Architect The Violence BeneathEasily some of the best post-metal songs ever put together. Too bad they didn't do a whole album of similar songs.Neurosis A Sun That Never SetsPink Floyd Wish You Were HereQueens of the Stone Age Songs for the DeafRosetta The Galilean SatellitesThis was probably the first post-metal album that I have ever listened to and loved form the first listen. While listening to this I actually felt like I was traveling through space with the astronaut and could feel his descent into madness once he got to Europa and realized he was alone. I would write more but my words will not give this album the justice it deserves. An awesome record. One of the best post-metal albums I have ever heard. The Ocean FluxionBetter than Precambrian in my opinion. Might need to listen to Precambrian more to make sure but as of right now, Fluxion is better hands down. Fluxion is more progressive than Precambrian without sacrificing any of the heaviness. The Human Stain, Isla Del Sol, and The Greatest Bane are some of the heaviest, proggy songs the Ocean has ever made. Nazca and Fluxion are also great instrumentals, especially considering the Ocean hasn't made any good instrumentals since. All in all, I think this is the Ocean's best album.Tool AenimaWe Lost The Sea The Quietest Place on EarthThe best post metal album of 2012. This album is epic in every
sense of the word. A modern day post metal classic in the
vein as panopticon4.5 superbAbraham The Serpent, the Prophet & the WhoreIf your into ISIS, Neurosis, The Ocean and Cult Of Luna then get ready to add Abraham to your must have Sludge/Post-Metal bands. The guys have really excelled themselves here. They have written a blistering album that should set them amongst the leaders of the new breed of Sludge/Post-Metal artists. This record is not an easy listen by any means but for those who choose to give this record a try, they will surely be rewarded. AC/DC Live At DoningtonAlice In Chains MTV UnpluggedAlice In Chains Jar of FliesAlter Bridge FortressThought this album was overrated initially. Then I listened to it. All I can think now is Fortress is probably the Metallic/Hard Rock AOTYAmenra Mass VBest post-metal album released this year and a contender for album of the year IMO. As epic as this record is, I can't help but feel disappointment considering that Amenra is on Neurot records and this album is WAY BETTER than Honor Found in Decay.Amia Venera Landscape The Long ProcessionOne of the most brutal, heaviest metal albums I have ever heard. Marasm is a beast of a track and a great instrumental. This album would be a five it wasn't for Ascending and Glances Part I. However, those misses don't really do too much to take away from this incredible album. Can't wait to hear more music from them in the future. Bison B.C. Dark AgesWow.... Can't believe how awesome this album is!! I happened to read about them and decided to download the album for the heck of it and boy was I blown away! Was a little unnerved by the fact that the name is a blatant ripoff of Mastodon but decided to listen anyway. Yes, this band is the bastard child of a Mastodon, Baroness, High on Fire orgy, but they take all the best elements from those bands to make excellent Metal. There isn't anything original here but they happen to do sludge/stoner metal better than most (Black Tusk, Howl). Stressed Elephant, Melody, This is for You, and Two-Day Booze are the standout tracks. If you like the bands that influenced Bison B.C., you'll love this. Blindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVIThis would be a five if the music wasn't so damn creepy! Album is good and all but this is not something you would want to listen to alone in the dark... That being said, the music is very atmospheric and heavy with both parts being balanced out nicely. Cloudkicker SubsumeMaybe I'm rating this a little too high because I've only listened to one cloudkicker LP/EP since Beacons but damn this is good!! Thank you Mr. Sharp for providing me something to listen to in the last few months of 2013Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: DescensionCult of Luna Fire Was BornCult of Luna SalvationDidn't really expect this album to be as good as it is. Heavier than Isis but not as experimental as Neurosis. Would be the perfect Metal album if it wasn't for Crossing Over. Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the HighwayThis album is still growing on me. While I have been listening to this album for a few months now I still feel like their is still more to this album I am missing. Right now I think it is a 4.2 but I see that changing to a 4.5 as I continue to listen to it. While I don't think this album is better than Salvation due to "Thirtyfour" and "Dim" lacking enough vocals, "And With Her Came The Birds" more than makes up for those two tracks by being one of the creepiest and haunting songs I have ever heard. Overall a great listen that you won't get tired of listening to. Cult of Luna The BeyondWow! Talk about being pummeled into submission! This is one of the heaviest post-metal albums I have ever heard. The album is so heavy that you kind of have to mentally prepare yourself before you listen to it. And you can't listen to it on everyday because of how dark the lyrics are. Standouts include Receiver, Genesis, & Leash. The only thing that keeps this album from being a 5 are the vocals which sound like are sometimes drowned out by the instruments and the album being so long. However, if you can get past the vocals being unaduible at times and the music being unrelentingly heavy, this is post-metal at its best. Not for the weak at heart, this is a metal man's album. Deftones Koi No YokanI used to love the Deftones but thanks to the user's and staff's excessive dick sucking of the Deftones, I really started to hate this band. Because of that I almost missed out on one of the best albums of 2012. While I don't salivate over this album like most sputnikers, I now understand why they do. Enslaved IsaEnslaved VertebraeEverything In Slow Motion RedE.I.S.M has the same vocalist as Hands and sounds exactly like Hands given that the songs are very atmospheric, prod along, and then become extremely heavy. Lyrics deal with faith and Christianity so if that's not your thing stay far away. Damn good EP for only two songs. Giant Squid CenotesGreat EP. Glad Giant Squid decided to make this record heavy. Hopefully they can continue to evolve this heavier sound on their next full length album. You can really hear the Black Sabbath and Neurosis influences on this one, even more so than on Metridium Fields. My only complaint with this is I wish it was longer. With that being said every track on this record is really good. Any fan of Giant Squid will love this. Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!This is the first GYBE album I have listened to and now I understand what all the hype is about. This is epic in every sense of the word. Gojira From Mars To SiriusI've heard a lot of negative things about this record. I've heard that it's long, it can be boring, and the music is repetitive. After listening to this record and giving it time to sink in, I can understand why someone would think this would be boring. But, at the same time I would only think that only an impatient listener would consider this boring. This concept album, is too interesting once you understand the story to ever be called boring. The record can be long but only if you are not used to listening to bludgeoning metal or if you aren't interested in the lyrics. Can the music be repetitive? Only if you are half listening to the music. The drumming may be a little bit repetitive at times but not one song on this album sounds the same as the next. This album is a great album but you have to give it time to sink in. It's probably not going to come to you immediately and will require multiple listens. However, once it does finally sink in, this is one of those albums that will reward your ears for doing so. High on Fire De Vermis MysteriisI prematurely rated this a 4.5 after only listening to it once. After a few more listens, this is still worth a 4.5. This blows most of their other stuff out of the water. Not saying that their older music is bad, this is just so much better. Just about every song on here is good in comparison to Death is This Communion and Snakes for the Divine which had a few good songs and a lot of filler. I definitely recommend this for those who were disappointed by the lack of heaviness in Mastodon's The Hunter since this is very similar to an old Mastodon record. Standouts: Madness of an Architect, Romulus and Remus, and Bloody Knuckles. Hurt Vol. IIIn Mourning The Weight of OceansBefore I begin I'll say that Celestial Tear for some reason just sticks in your head after the first listen. I'm not really a fan of death metal but this is excellent. In Mourning finds a perfect balance in mixing melodic riffs, clean vocals, progressive metal, and death growls. Every song on this album is excellent, even as you converge later in the album the songs don't get stale or boring. I would rate this a 5 but I've read many reviews on line that state that In Mourning sounds like Opeth. I've never listened to Opeth and until I do I won't know if they are a knockoff off of the metal legends or they are a band creating excellent music. Either way, I feel fine in rating this a 4.5.In Vain AEnigmaWho would have known that a metal band could throw in a saxophone into their music and it would work. Definitely a contender for AOTY. Any fan of Opeth, Enslaved, or progressive bm/dm should listen to this. Irreversible AshesGreat post/progressive metal. This EP is nearly perfect (except for the weird guitar sounds). Looking forward to hearing new music from these guys in the future. Can't believe these guys are unknown in the metal community. Isis PanopticonKanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyBest rap album I have heard in a long time! This album would be a five if it wasn't for all the guest appearances. They aren't bad, they just take attention off of Kanye. The lyrics, the beats, the actual instruments in the background all help this album breathe new life into the sorry, stale genre that is rap today. Kanye might be an asshole but I could care less as long as he keeps making music like this. Last Chance to Reason Level 2Took a long time for me to get this album but once I did I realized how good it is. Can't wait for their next album. Letlive. Fake HistoryRefused to listen to this album for so long because of the vocals. Didn't realize I've slept on one of the best post-hardcore albums I've ever heard. Metallica ...And Justice for AllMichael Jackson ThrillerMouth of the Architect DawningA lot better than I expected, and my expectations were highNas STILLmaticNeurosis The Eye of Every StormNeurosis Through Silver in BloodNeurosis Live at Roadburn 2007Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New YorkNirvana MTV Unplugged in New York (DVD)Norma Jean WrongdoersEven though I have listened to this a few times over, I'm still shocked that Norma Jean is able to maintain such ferocity and fury for the entire length of this album. Just when you think it's about to let up, it doesn't. Possible metalcore/hardcore AOTYPink Floyd AnimalsProtest The Hero KeziaThis album seems like a breath of fresh air compared to other bands that do hardcore/metal/metalcore/whatever horribly wrong (BTBAM, Converge). The lyrics are inspiring and the lead singer actually has good clean and screaming vocals. The rest of the musicianship is top notch as well. This is one of the few albums I can listen to from the first song to the last song without skipping one song. This is not my first attempt at listening to hardcore/metal/metalcore/whatever but this is the first time I've listened to it and actually loved it. Bravo PTH, Bravo! Rosetta Wake/LiftSmashing Pumpkins Rotten ApplesSoundgarden SuperunknownTacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster ExegesisThe Ocean AnthropocentricI know a lot of people disagree but I thought this album was pretty damn good. Every song on the album is enjoyable which is not something that can be said about most albums that come out today. Though the lyrics of this album really piss me off, its hard to let the lyrics keep me from listening to this. "Willie Zum Utergang" is one of the best instrumentals I've heard in a long time, even though it sounds like it was written by Isis. Only complaint with this album is the lack of overall heaviness. It is heavy in spurts but after listening to "Anthropocentric" pummel you into submission with its heaviness, the rest of the heavy moments in the album are no where near as heavy.The Ocean PrecambrianOne of the few post metal albums that says fuck the usual wankery and just kicks ass.The heavy parts of disc 1 are heavy enough to destroy a small city, while the more progressive parts of disc 2 are simply prog metal at it's best. The Strokes Is This ItTool 10,000 DaysTrenches The Tide Will Swallow Us WholeVolbeat Beyond Hell/Above HeavenDecided to listen to this based upon BigHans review... Boy was I blown away. Every song on this album is good! The vocals are great, the drumming is great, and the riffing is great. Can't really think of anything bad to say about this album, all though the death metal vocals are comical on Evelyn, it doesn't really bring the song down. Album of the year? Maybe......Wu-Tang Clan The WThis is one of the last rap albums that I listened to in high school before I became a metalhead. Though I wasn't a fan of Wu-Tang before this album, I became a fan after listening to it repeatedly. Some of the songs are excellent like Hollow Bones, Click Click, Chamber Music, and the emotionally powerful I Can't go to Sleep. All of the songs aren't good and some even resemble filler but this is still a good album nonetheless. 4.0 excellent10 Years The Autumn EffectAbraham An Eye on the UniverseRemember where you were when you listened to this. Behold, the next post-metal giants are here. Alice In Chains Black Gives Way to BlueAltar Of Plagues Teethed Glory And InjuryAmy Winehouse Back to BlackAnathema JudgementAnathema Alternative 4August Burns Red LevelerAugust Burns Red Rescue and RestoreAvenged Sevenfold Waking the FallenAvenged Sevenfold City of EvilThe album that turned me from a casual metal fan into a METAL fan. Not as good as some of the stuff I listen to today but still have to give credit to the album that made my musical taste what it is today. Baroness Blue RecordSolid metal album. If every other song was not an instrumental then this could have been a great record. Still, not bad. Baroness Yellow and GreenBlack Label Society MafiaBlink-182 Blink-182Chevelle Vena SeraChevelle Sci-Fi CrimesChevelle Wonder What's NextChevelle Hats Off to the BullCloudkicker BeaconsCoheed and Cambria The Afterman: AscensionColdplay A Rush of Blood to the HeadCult of Luna VertikalWhile not as good as Salvation or SATH or even on the same level as Amenra's Mass V, it's still a damn good post-metal album and a lot better than Honor Found in Decay.Deafheaven SunbatherDinosaur Jr. FarmEast of the Wall The ApologistEnslaved RIITIIREnslaved RuunEntropia (PL) VesperFire In The Cave Fire In the CaveGood heavy shit. Along the same lines of Early Mastodon, Baroness, and Isis. Foo Fighters Wasting LightOne by One, and In Your Honor had there moments but were extremely boring and bland at other parts. Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace was a step in the right direction. This is the album most Foo Fighter fans knew they were capable of producing and had been longing for this for years. I have listened to all of the album and I can say this is the only Foo Fighters album I can listen to from start to finish without skipping a track. All I can really say is this a real good listen. There are some bad parts but so little that it doesn't take away from the good. Hopefully, they continue to make music this good in the future. Freeway Philadelphia FreewayGhost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines UsGojira The Way of All FleshGojira L'Enfant SauvageGoo Goo Dolls GutterflowerGorillaz Demon DaysHurt Goodbye To The MachineHurt Volume 1In Mourning MonolithInter Arma Sky BurialNice mix of sludge, black, post and doom metal with a nice psychedelic undertone. Album takes you on a dark journey that is not easily forgotten. Intronaut PrehistoricismsWhat an incredible metal album. There are a few misfires here and there but for the most part it rocks. Not completely original but creative enough to keep the listeners attention throughout the album. The Literal Black Cloud, Prehistoricisms, Any Port and The Reptilian Brain are stand outs, but that is not saying the other songs are not good. The Reptilian brain is soooo psychedlically good that listening to it makes you feel like your on acid. Intronaut Valley of SmokeThis album can be summed up into one sentence: Intronaut's version of Crack the Skye. Jerry Cantrell Degredation Trip Volumes 1 & 2Jimmy Eat World InventedKhoma The Second Wave The lack of harsh vocals pushes the crushing soundscapes to the forefront of the music making the band sounds like Cult of Luna "light". Nothing bad about that all. Nothing at all....Last Chance to Reason Level 3I think Omaha must have had a bad bag of crack when he reviewed this. So what if LCTR decided to "mature" and change their sound a little, decided to go with almost all clean vocals, and decided to mix the guitars high in the production. This is still a good record and most people who listen to this will not even think of the album's flaws because the album's strengths far outweigh them. Light Bearer LapsusMastodon RemissionMastodon Blood MountainMastodon Live at the AragonMastodon puts on one hell of a show at the Aragon. Their muscianship is top notch and the trippy visuals help to add to the already trippy subject material of Crack the Skye. Mastodon even superbly plays some of their old material with the best being the material from Remission. Troy Sander's vocals are the standout during the performance. His vocal range has improved a lot and he still proves he can growl and belt harsh vocals with the best of them. Bill Kelliher's vocals on the Remission songs and Bran Dailor's vocals on the Crack the Skye songs are also highlights. The only low points on this DVD are Brent Hind's vocals which are atrocious in comparison to everyone else' and the fact that Mastodon barely displays any emotion when playing. Overall though, this is an excellent Live DVD. No where near as good as such classics as Nirvana's or Alice in Chain's MTV unplugged but still very good. Any fan of Mastodon should own (download) this. Megadeth EndgameMegadeth United AbominationsMetallica Death MagneticMetallica Kill 'Em AllMichael Jackson Off the WallMisery Signals Absent LightAlbum could be a 5 if they just extended the length of some of the songs. Mouth of the Architect The Ties That BlindMouth of the Architect QuietlyNe Obliviscaris Portal of IThis could easily be a 5 if the songs weren't so fucking
long! The words "over-blown" and "pretentious" come
to mind when I think about the wankery and self
masturbating of the instruments on almost every song.
Despite the albums few negatives, the band does a
great job of making blackened, progessive death metal
worth listening to. The constant changing from clean,
to black, to death metal vocals is done beautifully.
Shorten the songs next time guys and you will have a
perfect album. Neurosis Times of GraceNeurosis Given to the RisingOh, Sleeper Children of FireOutKast StankoniaPallbearer Sorrow And ExtinctionParkway Drive AtlasThis is easily the best metalcore record I have heard so far this yearProtest The Hero FortressThought I was going to hate this album after I read a lot of people stating this album sucked. I can see how some people would think this album sucks. I didn't like it the first couple of times listening to it but after listening to it for a couple of months it finally clicked and I think it is great. Though not as good as Kezia, it is still a damn good album. The first four songs are easy listens, the rest of the album takes a while to grow on you. Protest The Hero VolitionBetter than Fortress but not Kezia. Reminds me why I liked PTH in the first place.Queens of the Stone Age ...Like ClockworkRed Hot Chili Peppers Stadium ArcadiumRed Hot Chili Peppers Greatest HitsRosetta A Determinism of MoralitySenses Fail RenacerI must be living in a bizarro world because in the real world Senses Fail would never become more heavier than Neurosis, Mastodon, and Intronaut....Shrinebuilder ShrinebuilderSilversun Pickups CarnavasSoundgarden A-SidesSoundgarden BadmotorfingerSoundgarden King AnimalStaind 14 Shades Of GreyStone Temple Pilots Thank YouSully Erna AvalonSunpocrisy Samaroid DioramasLabeling this band progressive death metal does not does this band justice. While they exhibit traits of both, this band is on another planet compared to most progressive death bands. Anyway, this is probably the best progressive metal record of 2012. Testament The Formation of DamnationThe Acacia Strain WormwoodThe Contortionist IntrinsicThe Contortionist ExoplanetListening to this helped me understand why everybody hates Intrinsic (Besides the obvious ripping off of Cynic).The Ocean AeolianThis is easily one of the heaviest, most crushing, most brutal post-metal albums ever. Kind of hard to really describe the sound without sounding too fanboyish, but after listening to this album, anyone can see why brutal and crushing are tossed around. This is right up there with Neurosis Through Silver in Blood, Cult of Luna The Beyond, and Isis Oceanic as far as post metal heaviness goes. This album may not have the diversity or complexity of PreCambrian but it makes up for it with its sheer aggression and its unrelenting heaviness. Other post metal bands have explored there heavy sides but few have come up with anything nearly as heavy as this record. Not every song on here is really good but the quality of The City in the Sea, Austerity, Killing the Flies, Queen of the Food-Chain, and Inertia more than make up for the shortfalls. This is definitely not for the faint of heart. Only those looking to be knocked on there ass by brutal music should listen. The Psyke Project GuillotineTalk about sludge metal that will punish you with pure brutality. This album is HEAVY AS BALLS and doesn't letup at all. This is for fans of Cult of Luna, early Mastodon, and Black Sheep WallThrice VheissuThrice The Artist in the AmbulanceTimes of Grace The Hymn of a Broken ManDon't know why the staff reviewer gave this such a bad rating. A classic album this is not, especially with all of the autotune and with this sounding like a Killswitch clone record at times. However, the lyrics, vocals, and energy put forth into this album more than make up for it. This record really does sound the like the hymn of a broken man. Like someone who has experienced a lot in life and is trying to pass on good advice to others going through the same thing. If I wasn't mistaken, I would think this is Christian metal. Regardless, any fan of Killswitch or those looking for inspiration will definitely enjoy this. Tombs Winter HoursAfter listening to the Path of Totality and being utterly disappointed I didn't expect much from this album. Boy was I wrong! This album is a lot better than Path of Totality IMO. Where most of the songs on POT sound the same, the songs have a nice variety on Winter Hours. The best thing about this album is not that Tombs does a good job of sounding like a Neurosis/Isis hybrid band. The best thing is the thick wall of sound they create. You would swear that there are 5 to 6 members in this band, but three guys, just three guys make this crushing sound. The only negatives about this album are its length (a whopping 37 minutes) and the number of interludes/instrumentals. The instrumentals are not bad in themselves, its just that after being pummeled by tracks like Merrimack and Seven Stars The Angel of Death you want more. After loving this album, I think I'll give POT another listen and see if anything clicks. Twilight Monument To Time EndAlbum is great but could have been even better if Aaron Turner would have did some of the vocalsUlcerate VermisSo fucking brutal. This is definitely the anthem of the apocalypse.Underoath DisambiguationReally didn't like this album the first time couple of times I listened to it. After the video for Paper Lung came out I decided to listen to the album again. After 4 or 5 more listens the album finally clicked. Some of the songs on here are really amazing like Who Will Guard the Guardians, In Completion, and Driftwood. However, the repetitive nature of the lyrics keep the album from being even better. But... This album has made me an Underoath fan. Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation3.5 great30 Seconds to Mars A Beautiful LieA Perfect Circle Mer de NomsA Perfect Circle Thirteenth StepAlice In Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs HereAtreyu The Congregation Of The DamnedAudioslave AudioslaveAugust Burns Red ConstellationsAvenged Sevenfold NightmareAt first I was disappointed that this album was not a return to their roots. I thought this was going to be an all metal album. However, I'm happy that it is not. This is an album where you can tell that the band is grieving The Rev. Some of the songs are so emotional they almost brings tears to your eyes. It took me a couple of listens to really get into this album but it is really good. Recs include: Victim, Save Me, Fictions, Tonight the World Dies.Baroness Red AlbumBeyonce 4Black Sheep Wall It Begins AgainBlindead AbsenceThis is not as good as Affliction but it's still a damn good album nonetheless. The first half of the album is excellent but the last three songs bring down the consistency of the album. Wish this had some of the aggressiveness that made Affliction great. Box Car Racer Box Car RacerBreaking Benjamin PhobiaBreaking Benjamin We Are Not AloneChamillionaire The Sound of RevengeCircle Takes The Square Decompositions: Volume Number OneCloudkicker ]]][[[Just listened to this full album today and all I can say is Fucking Amazing. For only having three tracks I was blown away. You would never guess that only one person is making all this noise. Not saying it is a bad thing, its the opposite. All of the instruments are woven together perfectly. I can't think of anyone to compare this too because its so original. Fans of Pelican and Explosions in the Sky will probably like this. Cloudkicker FadeCoheed and Cambria Year of the Black RainbowCold A Different Kind of PainNot to many people feel this record but this is a very emotional album. One of the most underrated albums to ever come out during the Nu-Metal days. Coldplay X & YD12 Devil's NightDemon Hunter True DefianceDr. Dre 2001Enslaved Below the LightsFilter The Trouble With AngelsCould have been better if it not for "life stinks, woe is me" vibe of the last three songs. Still a step in the right direction after the so-so Anthems for the Damned.Ghost Machine HypersensitiveGiant Squid Metridium FieldsGoo Goo Dolls Let Love InHigh on Fire Snakes For The DivineHigh on Fire Blessed Black WingsHull Beyond the Lightless SkyInterpol Turn on the Bright LightsIntronaut NullIntronaut Habitual LevitationsDisappointing to say the least. This could have been so much better.Isis The Red SeaI'm marveled that this was Isis in their infancy. When most bands start off they don't sound the same 5-10 years down the road. With Isis, you can easily see glimpses of what they would come to be. There is really not too much ambiance here but when it does show up, it reminds you of Oceanic or Panopticon. The heavyness that is normally associated with Isis is here as well, even more so. The only thing that drags this album down is the atrocious vocals. Despite the vocals being bad this is definitely worth listening too. This was once described as being heavy and crushing enough to destroy a small city. Well crushing and destroying is definitely what this is. Jay-Z The Black AlbumKanye West GraduationKillswitch Engage Disarm the DescentJust about every song on this album is good. This is easily the best KSE since TEOH. Didn't expect them to come back with an album this good after that last horrible album they released but somehow, they did.Korn UntitledLostprophets Start SomethingMastodon The Workhorse Chronicles [DVD]The best thing about this DVD are the interviews. The interviews tell the story of how Mastodon was created and provides a glimpse on how they went from nothing to who they are today. The different performances range from good to bad. Most of the early performances with their original lead singer are awful but it at least helps you see how their sounds has progressed. Standout performances include excellent live versions of Hearts Alive and Megalodon. Would rate this a little higher if the vocals sounded better on most songs but its still a good DVD. More like a 3.8 than 3.5 but not a 4.0.Mastodon The HunterInitially gave this a 4.5 rating because of Mastodon taking a new direction in their music. However after giving this album time to digest, seeing them play the songs from the Hunter live with their older stuff, and realizing that I have listened to this album the least of all Mastodon albums, I must change my rating. The Hunter, while good in it's own right, does not stack up to their older music. All of Mastodon's other albums took me at least a month to digest everything that was going in the music. The Hunter only took me a few listens to get everything. Yes making the album more simplistic is a new approach for Mastodon, but it brings down the quality of the music, making it less memorable. Save for The Hunter, Thickening, and The Sparrow, there is really nothing else special in the rest of the songs. Yes, the proggyness is still there, but there is a lot missing. Hopefully they remember how to make real metal on their next album (Look at High on Fire's latest offering) and don't continue to follow in Metallica's footsteps. One "Black Album" is forgiveable but another one is not. Megadeth The System Has FailedMetallica Garage Inc.Michael Jackson BadMisery Signals ControllerExpected more from the album based upon the reviews. Album is above average metalcore but there is nothing really special that puts it heads and shoulders above the rest of the genre. If anything, the harsh vocals are stagnant and no range at all is expressed in them. The clean vocals are the only ones that actually show any emotion. However, those are really the only complaints about the album. Album is a good mix of progressive metalcore that is actually done right. Mogwai Mr. BeastNas God's SonNeurosis Souls at ZeroNeurosis Honor Found in DecayNirvana NevermindOh, Sleeper Son of the MorningOld Man Gloom NOAn above average record that is too all over the place and incohesive for it to be truly great. OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowPelican Forever BecomingPeriphery PeripheryPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalQueens of the Stone Age Lullabies to ParalyzeRosetta The AnaestheteThis is by no means a bad album. It's just not as memorable as what they've done in the past. RZA Digital BulletSeether DisclaimerSeether One Cold NightSilverstein Short SongsStaind StaindStone Temple Pilots PurpleStone Temple Pilots CoreThe Atlas Moth An Ache for the DistanceThe Ocean HeliocentricLet me first say that my opinion might be a little bit biased because the first The Ocean album I listened to was Anthroprocentric, which is awesome in its own right. With that being said, I have yet to hear the angry, pissed off The Ocean that can be heard on the first few albums. I'm working my way back through their discography so after listening to Anthroprocentric this did not sound as bad as everybody said it is. Granted, this is even way different from Anthroprocentric and some of the songs just fucking suck, the album is still highly enjoyable. It might take at least 4-5 listens before it grows on you, but it is worth it. Ptolemy Was Wrong and Epiphany suck donkey dick and some of the lyrics on Swallowed by the Earth are laughable but the rest of the album is good to go. Maybe my opinion will change once I listen to the great Precambrian and the brutal Aeolian, but only time will tell. Until then, this album is pretty damn good. The Offspring SplinterThe Strokes Room on FireThis or the Apocalypse Dead YearsUlcerate The Destroyers of AllVelvet Revolver ContrabandVildhjarta OmnislashVYGR HypersleepXanthochroid Blessed He With BoilsZao The Funeral of God3.0 good+44 When Your Heart Stops Beating2Pac Still I RiseAdema Kill the HeadlightsOne of the most underrated Nu-Metal albums of the era. Amia Venera Landscape Amia Venera LandscapeAnother Black Day Another Black DayAs I Lay Dying AwakenedAudioslave Out of ExileAudioslave Live in CubaAvenged Sevenfold Avenged SevenfoldVery different from their previous albums but definitely not as bad as everyone says it is. Would have rated it a 3.5 if not for Dear God. Black Sheep Wall I Am God SongsBreaking Benjamin Dear AgonyChamillionaire Ultimate VictoryChevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)Coldplay Viva La VidaCounterparts The Difference Between Hell and HomeDeath HumanDeath SymbolicDefault One Thing RemainsDefault ElocationDeftones Diamond EyesMeh. The album is good at best. Has some great songs on here like Beauty School but some of the riffs are too repetitive and some of the songs sound like old Deftones songs (Risk sounds like a Passenger clone). All in all a good Deftones album but definitely not worth the praise it has been receiving. Disturbed IndestructibleDMX The Great DepressionEarshot The Silver LiningEminem RecoveryAll right album. Now where good as his past albums but at least he is back to making good music. Eminem EncoreFeist/Mastodon FeistodonFilter Anthems for the DamnedFilter The Sun Comes Out TonightFoo Fighters The Colour and the ShapeFoo Fighters In Your HonorFoo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceFreeway Free At LastGrayceon All We DestroyGreen Day American IdiotInterpol Our Love to AdmireIntronaut VoidAlbum is okay. The album is really heavy but the songs lack direction. Faultlines and Nostalgic Echo are really the only songs that stand out but the album isn't that bad. Intronaut The ChallengerDon't really care for all of the live songs but the first three songs kick major ass, especially Whittler of Fortune and Deep Architecture. Would be rated higher if more than half of the songs hadn't already been released on Null and Void. Isis In the Absence of TruthThis record is good but its missing something. What it is missing is that "umph" that made Panoptican so awesome. This record is just plain boring at times. Where Panoptican rewarded you for your patience, this album does not. And its not that big of a step from Panoptican. Most of the tracks scream, "been there, done that." I definitely see why there was only more Isis album after this one. Seems like they ran out of ways to advance their sound. With that being said, some tracks do kick some serious ass. Not in Rivers, but in Drops, Over Root and Thorn, and Holy Tears are great songs but three great songs and 6 mediocre to all right songs don't make a very good album. Jay-Z Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. CarterJimmy Eat World FuturesKanye West Late RegistrationKillswitch Engage As Daylight DiesKorn Take a Look in the MirrorLudacris Back For The First TimeLudacris Chicken 'N' BeerMetallica Beyond MagneticThis is good at best. Sad that in today's metal landscape where bands like Rosetta, Intronaut, and Vektor continue to push the boundaries of metal this is the best that Metallica can come up. Time to hang it up guys. You had a good run.Mouth of the Architect Time and WitheringNas Street's DiscipleNas I Am...The AutobiographyNeurosis Enemy of the SunNonpoint MiracleNot as good as To The Pain but a HELL OF A LOT BETTER than Vengeance. I don't know what they were thinking when they made that...... Anyway, Miracle is a step in the right direction. Next album by them should be excellent. Oh, Sleeper The TitanP.O.D. SatelliteP.O.D. TestifyP.O.D. Payable on DeathPapa Roach Getting Away With MurderPapa Roach The Paramour SessionsPaul Wall The People's ChampPaul Wall and Chamillionaire Get Your Mind CorrectRed Fang Murder the MountainsSeether Karma and EffectSeether Disclaimer IIShadows Fall RetributionShai Hulud Reach Beyond the SunShe Wants Revenge She Wants RevengeShe Wants Revenge This is ForeverSlipknot All Hope Is GoneSnoop Dogg No Limit Top DoggStaind The Illusion of ProgressStone Sour Come What(ever) MayStory of the Year Page AvenueSubmersed Immortal VersesTesseracT Altered StateJust saw these guys play live on Sunday and they put on a pretty damn good show. Was expecting this album to be good because of how good they sound live. Boy was I wrong. Good band live but man is this album boring in comparison.The Chariot Long LiveReally want to rank this higher than a 3 but outside of The City, The King, and David de la Hoz, nothing really stands out. This is good hardcore but I've heard betterThe Human Abstract Digital VeilThe Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and GraceThe Strokes First Impressions of EarthTheory Of A Deadman GasolineUnderoath Define the Great Line2.5 average10 Years DivisionArmy of Anyone Army of AnyoneAtreyu Lead Sails Paper AnchorAudioslave RevelationsAvenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh TrumpetAvenged Sevenfold Welcome to the FamilyBetween The Buried And Me AlaskaBullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireCold SuperfictionI really didn't want to rate this album so low but it's just plain boring. I though BigHans was being a douche when he rated the album low and I listened to this after I read his review just to prove him wrong. I just knew that there was no way that the band I loved in High school could make an average album, but they did. Almost every son on here is BORING. Wicked World starts the album off on a good note but no other song has any of the emotion that Wicked World has. I was hoping this album would have the same energy and emotion that A Different Kind of Pain had but this is such a disappointment. I still love Cold and I will listen to this album more to see if it grows on me but as of right now I don't see that album. Hopefully Cold can survive this album and make a much better album in the future. Cult of Luna Eternal KingdomHate to give this album such a low rating but this is a disappointment in comparison to their last three albums. Most of the heaviness from their last albums is gone and replaced by interlude after boring interlude. There are some excellent songs on here, Owlwood, Ghostrail, and Mire Deep but this is not up to par with what they are capable of doing. Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & CursedMaybe I'm used to listening to heavier metal, I don't know but I didn't think there was anything special about this album. Vocals are unimpressive and the clean singer comes off as sounding a little too whiney and emo for music that is supposed to be metal. I mean, seriously, where is the balls! Most of the songs on this album sound the same and follow the same song structure. Some songs are too long which doesn't help when you are bored after the first two minutes. If you want to listen to a new, good prog band, listen to Trenches who have a post-rock/metal vibe thing going on but sound SOOO much better. This album is not really that bad nothing about it really stands out. Don't listen to this, listen to Trenches instead. Disturbed AsylumDisturbed Ten Thousand FistsGhost Brigade Isolation SongsGiant Squid Monster in the CreekI love Giant Squid but damn this is one boring album. Glad they decided to leave alt rock alone and join the sludge/doom/progressive metal team.Haken The MountainSomehow my comments got removed. But again I repeat THIS IS NOT FUCKING METAL. No way in shape or form. I have no clue how this got labeled as such. Helioscope NoirTried to like this a album a lot but the horrible clean/hardcore vocals and the band sounding like Cult of Luna lite just kills it for me. The album is not bad by any means, it's just painfully average. The next time around they should try to do something to separate themselves from every other post metal band. Howl Full of HellMight need to listen to this a little bit more to alllow it to grow on me but as of right now this is just an average album. In Mourning Shrouded DivineIncubus A Crow Left of the Murder...Jay-Z The BlueprintKanye West 808s & HeartbreakKillswitch Engage Killswitch Engage IIKorn Korn III: Remember Who You AreKorn See You on the Other SideLady Gaga The Fame MonsterLudacris Theater of the MindLudacris Release TherapyMastodon OblivionMechina EmpyreanExpected way more from this record based on the average ratings. Not impressed at all. Megadeth Th1rt3enMetallica St. AngerSigh... I know everybody thinks this is a really bad album. While I won't disagree, the album did have some listenable songs like Some King of Monster, Invisible Kid, Unamed Feeling, and St. Anger. However, the other songs are so bad they overshadow the songs that are okay. Lars drumming brings this album down a lot too. His drum kit sounds like dish pans and it takes away too much from the overall quality of the sound. Metallica LoadMetallica MetallicaNas NastradamusNas Life Is GoodNas is fully capable of making rap music better than this. For most artists this would be an above average record, for Nas this is disappointing. Neurosis and Jarboe Neurosis and JarboeI hate to give a Neurosis album such a low rating but its the least enjoyable album in their discography.Nickelback All the Right ReasonsNickelback Silver Side UpOddland The Treachery of SensesI don't know if I am missing something or what but I thought this was boring a shit. There just really isn't enough going for the record to keep the zzzs from coming on. I can usually dig melodic/progressive metal but this record really doesn't have any thing that makes it stand out. No balls whatsoeverOpeth OrchidP.O.D. When Angels and Serpents DanceP.O.D. Murdered LoveI guess P.O.D must have not heard that nu-metal died along time ago...Papa Roach MetamorphosisPaul Wall Get Money Stay TrueRise Against Appeal to ReasonSeether Finding Beauty in Negative SpacesSnoop Dogg Tha Last MealStone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1Testament Dark Roots of EarthMaybe this will grow on me in time but as for now this is extremely overrated.Textures DualismVery Boring album. Seriously disappointed by this. Had high hopes for this album and this surely did not meet them. Three Days Grace Three Days GraceThree Days Grace One-XThree Days Grace Life Starts NowTurbonegro Sexual HarassmentVelvet Revolver LibertadVildhjarta MasstadenVery disappointing after hearing Omnislash. This could have been a lot better. Warren G I Want It All2.0 poorA Perfect Circle eMOTIVeAlanis Morissette Jagged Little PillThe album responsible for turning so many young women off of men and turning them into angry lesbiansAll That Remains A War You Cannot WinAttack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the KingThis album makes it hard as an A7X fan to defend. Second half of this album saves this from being a complete disaster but this is still probably their worst album. AxeWound VulturesBeady Eye BEBetween The Buried And Me Between the Buried and MeBlack Sheep Wall No Matter Where It EndsCan't believe that this is as bad as it is. Every song sounds exactly the same. Seems like they exhausted all of their creative efforts on I Am God Songs. Oh well, maybe their next album will be better. Black Veil Brides Sex & HollywoodbrokeNCYDE The BrokenBullet For My Valentine FeverConverge Jane DoeI have tried over and over to listen to this album but I cannot get over the horrible vocals of Jacob Bannon. It just brings down the quality of the music way too much IMO. Maybe this album will grow on me in the future, but until then, I don't think its a good album and don't understand why so many sputnik users like this garbage. Converge Y2K EPConverge Unloved and Weeded OutDarkthrone Circle the WagonsDevil Sold His Soul Empire Of LightThe vocals, especially the cleans, have always been hard to listen to but at least they were mixed in with superb musicianship which made them at least bearable. Why they decided to do a whole album with the cleans being the focal point is beyond me. This is horrible from a band capable of so much more. Evanescence FallenJay-Z The Dynasty: Roc La FamiliaKings of Leon Only By The NightKorn The Path of TotalityKowloon Walled City Container ShipsEvery song sounds exactly the same from the last song. Really wish I could have found a torrent for this instead of paying for it.Lady Gaga The FameLady Gaga ArtpopLinkin Park Living ThingsLudacris The Red Light DistrictMastodon Revenge Gets UglyWas hyped up for this. All the hype disappeared after I listened to it. Easily the worst thing Mastodon has ever done. Metallica ReloadNickelback Dark HorseNonpoint VengeanceOpeth HeritageOpeth BurdenQueens of the Stone Age Era VulgarisSeether Holding Onto Strings Better Left to FrayShadows Fall Fire From the SkyThis is a good example of metalcore done wrong. This album is very bland, very boring, and below average metalcore. Retribution was a step in the right direction but I don't know what happened with this. Shadows Fall need to look at their metalcore brethren like Oh, Sleeper, Underoath, and August Burns Red and realize they need to step their game up about 5 notches. Shinedown AmaryllisSmashing Pumpkins ZeitgeistStone Sour Audio SecrecyStorm Corrosion Storm CorrosionTesseracT OneTextures SilhouettesTried to like this album. Really did but it was just so boring. Every song sounds the same which is truly disappointing considering the range of the lead singer. Most of the songs on here need to be shortened by at least a minute and a half to make them listenable. I'm still a Textures fan and am definitely looking forward to the new album but Silhouettes sucks. The Ocean PelagialHORRIBLE VOCALS+uninspired musicianship+loss of heaviness+godawful lyrics = The worst The Ocean album of their career. Even Heliocentric was better than this steaming pileTheory Of A Deadman The Truth Is...Tombs Path of TotalityImitating Neurosis and to a lesser extent Isis does not automatically mean you will sound good. Making every song sound the same doesn't help either. Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli1.5 very poor10 Years Feeding the WolvesA Hero A Fake The Future AgainAttack Attack! (US) Someday Came SuddenlyAvicii TrueBlack Veil Brides RebelsBlack Veil Brides Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild OnesBuckcherry Black ButterflyBuckcherry All Night LongBullet For My Valentine Temper TemperChris Cornell ScreamConverge When Forever Comes CrashingConverge No HeroesConverge Deeper The WoundConverge Deathwish Live Series 02: MinneapolisDesign the Skyline NevaehEscape the Fate UngratefulFall Out Boy Take This To Your GraveFalling In Reverse Fashionably LateFinger Eleven Them vs. You vs. MeFive Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side...Gavin Rossdale WanderlustHalestorm HalestormHIM Love MetalHinder Extreme BehaviorJa Rule Venni Vetti Veccibought this album off of the hype of his first single and was pissed off that I actually spent money on this piece of shit. Even Jay-Z and DMX couldn't save this CD from being awful. Job for a Cowboy GenesisJustin Bieber BelieveJustin Bieber My World 2.0Lady Gaga Born This WayLinkin Park Minutes To MidnightLou Reed and Metallica LuluSad, Sad, sad. I'm a huge Metallica fan and even though I thought even the universally hated Load, Re-Load, and St. Anger had their moments, this has none. I could go on a long diatribe about how horrible this album is but everybody knows how horrible this album is by now. Sigh... Was hoping Metallica was taking a step in the right direction after Death Magnetic but they have shown all of their fans that they could give a shit if their music is good enough for their fans. Lou Reed's vocals are so bad I'm not even going to mention them. Hopefully Metallica and Lou Reed disappear if they plan on making more terrible music like this. Nickelback Here and NowNickelback The Best of Nickelback Volume 1Queensryche Frequency UnknownSlayer Christ IllusionSlayer God Hates Us AllSnoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) The MasterpieceSonic Syndicate Love and Other DisastersSuicide Silence The Black CrownWaking The Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a NecromanglerWaking The Cadaver Demo1.0 awfulAaron Carter Aaron CarterAaron Lewis The RoadAttack Attack! (US) If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?Black Veil Brides We Stitch These WoundsBlack Veil Brides Set The World On FirebrokeNCYDE I'm Not A Fan, But The Kids Like It!Celtic Frost Cold LakeConverge Axe to FallJust horrible. Don't understand why most of the sputnik community is all over this band's collective dicks. The vocals are an abomination to all singers who have ever song. This is earrape at its best. Converge All We Love We Leave BehindConverge You Fail MeConverge Petitioning the Empty SkyConverge Halo in a HaystackConverge The Poacher DiariesConverge Caring and KillingConverge GravelCrazy Frog Everybody Dance NowCrazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy HitsDarkthrone Dark Thrones and Black FlagsDoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in FleshDrifting Icon Submerged in the AndromedaEscape the Fate Escape the FateHIM Screamworks: Love In Theory And PracticeHinder All American NightmareHinder Take It to the LimitHinder Welcome to the FreakshowNo one should expect anything except awful music from this shitty band. Jay-Z The Blueprint 3Justin Bieber Under The MistletoeJustin Bieber My WorldKevin Federline Playing with FireLil B God's FatherMaybe I'm too old but I just don't fucking get itLil B 100% GuttaLimp Bizkit Gold CobraDon't give a fuck what the others say about this album. It is Limp Bizkit and without listening is a default 2.5. Rating lowers once you listen to it. I guess all the people on this site trying to 5 this as a joke and the other people rating this high because they actually like this shit forget that Limp Bizkit is now and has always been a shit band. A long hiatus from music doesn't mask the flaws from this horrible album. Fuck this band. Linkin Park A Thousand SunsManowar Gods of WarMorbid Angel Illud Divinum InsanusSaliva Blood Stained Love StoryI remember picking this album up when it came out in 06 or 07 whenever their single Ladies and Gentlemen came out. This album is easily the worst album I have ever bought. The single tricked me into thinking that this was a hard rock album but this isn't hard rock. This is pussy rock posing as hard rock. This album tosses horrible, horrible ballad, after ballad, after ballad at you. Sounds like someone broke the leads singers heart and he never got over it. I was so bored by song number 6 I quit listening and never finished it. Saliva In It to Win ItSay Anything Anarchy, My DearSlayer Diabolus in MusicaSonic Syndicate We Rule the NightThe Strypes SnapshotTorsofuck Erotic Diarrhea FantasyWaking The Cadaver Beyond Cops, Beyond GodWaking The Cadaver Real-Life DeathWill suck. Very hard. Probably contender for worst AOTYwill.i.am #Willpower
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