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5.0 classic
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Big Pun Capital Punishment
Common Resurrection
Cormorant Dwellings
Death Symbolic
Disillusion Back to Times of Splendor
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Edge of Sanity Crimson
In Flames The Jester Race
Judas Priest Painkiller
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Nujabes Spiritual State
Nujabes Luv(sic) Hexalogy
Rush Moving Pictures
Souls of Mischief 93 'til Infinity
The title track is one of the best rap songs ever conceived. No hyperbole.
Spawn of Possession Incurso
Timeless Miracle Into the Enchanted Chamber
I cannot stress this enough: Timeless Miracle's 'Into the Enchanted Chamber' is one of the most incredible power metal albums ever conceived. As consistent as it is consistently beautiful, this is one to seek out.
Turquoise Jeep Keep The Jeep Ridin'
Turquoise Jeep are the voice of every generation at once
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire

4.5 superb
3 The End is Begun
65daysofstatic The Fall of Math
65daysofstatic We Were Exploding Anyway
A Loathing Requiem Psalms of Misanthropy
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
Accept Blood of the Nations
Accept Stalingrad
Aceyalone Book of Human Language
Aesop Rock Labor Days
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Aesop Rock Cat Food
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Alter Bridge Fortress
Amesoeurs Ruines Humaines
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Her
Andy James Andy James
Angel Vivaldi Universal Language
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Anthrax Among the Living
Anubis Gate Andromeda Unchained
Archspire All Shall Align
Fantastic album. Catchy and technical without sounding pretentious.
Arghoslent Incorrigible Bigotry
Arsis A Celebration of Guilt
Arsis A Diamond for Disease
Arsis Lepers Caress
And not a mention of tightropes anywhere. Ah yes, Arsis is right back on track.
Art By Numbers Reticence: The Musical
Artillery By Inheritance
Astra The Black Chord
Astronautalis This Is Our Science
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atheist Jupiter
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons...
AZ Doe or Die
Bad Rabbits Stick Up Kids
Bad Religion True North
Barren Earth Curse of the Red River
Battle Of Mice A Day Of Nights
Beastwars Blood Becomes Fire
Benighted Icon
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Beyond Creation The Aura
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Hard to say which is better, between this and The Aura. Both are equally excellent releases, so take this as you will.
Beyond the Bridge The Old Man and The Spirit
Billy Woods History Will Absolve Me
Biz Markie Goin' Off
Black Crown Initiate Song of the Crippled Bull
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology
Bop Alloy Substantial and Marcus D are Bop Alloy
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People
Cage Movies for the Blind
Cage Hell's Winter
Canibus Rip The Jacker
Carcass Heartwork
Carcass Surgical Steel
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity
While quite a bit of their back-discography is bogged down by bland, aimless aggression, Monolith of Inhumanity sees CD spreading out their influences, and trying out more unusual concepts (at least for them). The clean vocals are extremely well done, and the songs play out in interesting ways most of the time. A surprising release, to be sure, and a contender for best death metal release thus far this year.
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf Big Shots
Cobalt Slow Forever
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Common Be
Communic Waves Of Visual Decay
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge Jane Doe
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cormorant Earth Diver
Crosses Crosses
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas Mariner
CunninLynguists Will Rap For Food
CunninLynguists Southernunderground
CunninLynguists Oneirology
Cyne Water for Mars
Cynthesis ReEvolution
Dabrye Two/Three
Dalek From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots
Dan Swano Moontower
Danny Brown Old
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel
Dark Time Sunshine ANX
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Dawnbringer Nucleus
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Deceased As the Weird Travel On
Deicide The Stench of Redemption
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Denizen Kane Brother Min's Journey to the West
Destroyer 666 Cold Steel...for an Iron Age
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Well shit. This is fantastic. Wasn't following this too closely but I saw it dropped and gave it a listen. Was pleasantly surprised, though Devin Townsend always delivers pretty solid material, so I guess I shouldn't be.
Diamond District In The Ruff
Dilated Peoples Expansion Team
Dirge Elysian Magnetic Field
Dismember The God That Never Was
Dismember Indecent & Obscene
DJ Muggs Vs GZA Grandmasters
Dog Fashion Disco Adultery
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
El-P throws down some choice beats, and his wordplay and flow have never sounded better
here. Though some things work better than others, it's still a solid release, and a more
than worthy successor to ISWYD.
Eligh Grey Crow
Eligh & Amp Live Therapy at 3
Empyrean Sky The Snow White Rose of Paradise
Enslaved RIITIIR
First listen reminds me of masterpiece progressive band Rush! Marvelous! Masterful!
Enthrope Tomorrow's Dead Days
Euphoreon Euphoreon
Exhumed All Guts, No Glory
Exivious Liminal
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Fallujah The Harvest Wombs
Fallujah Nomadic




Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
A potentially game-changing album, marred by some of the most horrifically brickwalled production I have ever heard. Very tiring to listen to front to back.

My two cents? Get the vinyl version, or at least a vinyl rip. Much, much better sounding, and less plain LOUD.
Fallujah Dreamless
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Frightmare Bringing Back The Bloodshed
fun. Aim and Ignite
Gang Starr The Ownerz
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
What a phenomenal album. The sludgy sections gel really well with the Agalloch-style accoustic bits, and it's a really unique sound, all in all.
Gift of Gab 4th Dimensional Rocket Ships Going Up
God Dethroned Under the Sign of the Iron Cross
Definitely on par with Passiondale in terms of intensity and performance. A solid album all around
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorod Leading Vision
Gorod Transcendence
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
Gorod A Maze of Recycled Creeds
Might be my favorite Gorod album since Leading Vision. While perhaps not as immediate as A Perfect Absolution, this one is particularly weighty in the songwriting department. Also: it brings the fucking jazz.
Graveyard (SWE) Hisingen Blues
Grayceon All We Destroy
Gru Cosmogenesis
Haggard Eppur Si Muove
Hail of Bullets ...Of Frost and War
Hail Spirit Noir Pneuma
Hail the Sun Elephantitis
Haken The Mountain
Havok Time Is Up
Heathen Victims of Deception
Heavenwood Abyss Masterpiece
Hilltop Hoods The Calling
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
Horseback The Invisible Mountain
Illogic and Blockhead Capture the Sun
2013 continues on as the year of good music. 'Capture the Sun' marks a definite high point in both artists' careers, with top tier flows riding top tier beats, creating a consistency that I haven't seen in a hip-hop album in quite some time. While Illogic has had trouble in the past keeping his albums wholly involving, this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Both come together to create deep and rewarding tracks, and for any forward-thinking hip-hop fanatic, this release should be a real gem.
Immolation Providence
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 2
In Twilight's Embrace The Grim Muse
On a short list for best melodeath album of the year. Well produced, well structured, and absolutely fuckin' rockin'. Album melodeath's so hard it was produced in Gothenburg. And it has Tomas Lindberg on it!
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Intestine Baalism Banquet in the Darkness
Intestine Baalism Ultimate Instinct
Jack White Blunderbuss
Justice Cross
Kadenzza The Second Renaissance
Unlike the majority of symphonic black metal acts, Kadenzza has plenty of depth underneath
it's various keyboard tunes. Phenominal riffs, solos and unique vocals put this one over the
top, and show how SBM can still stay interesting and relevant in the 21st century.
Kalisia Cybion
Kalmah They Will Return
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kamelot Epica
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
Kiuas The Spirit of Ukko
Kreator Enemy of God
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Lantlos .neon
Large Professor The LP
Latyrx The Album
Leprous Bilateral
Leprous The Congregation
Little People Mickey Mouse Operation
Luca Turilli King of the Nordic Twilight
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
Lute West1996
Mar De Grises Streams Inwards
Marco Polo Port Authority
Masterplan Masterplan
Mastodon Leviathan
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Melt-Banana Fetch
Metallica Master of Puppets
MF Grimm American Hunger
Michita ONE
Moby Destroyed
Mors Principium Est The Unborn
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem
Nachtmystium Assassins: Black Meddle Pt.1
Nader Sadek In the Flesh
I'm going to pretend Morbid Angel never released that abortion of industrial metal as their newest and plug this straight in there. Great classic-sounding death metal with some really interesting arrangements.
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Nightingale I
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Non Phixion The Future Is Now
Non-Prophets Hope
Obscura Cosmogenesis
Obscura Omnivium
Oceans of Slumber Aetherial
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Ghost Reveries
OutKast Aquemini
OutKast ATLiens
P.O.S. Never Better
Panacea A Mind on a Ship Through Time
Parov Stelar Coco
Paul Wardingham Assimilate Regenerate
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pendulum Hold Your Colour
People Under the Stairs O.S.T.
Phonte Charity Starts at Home
Pitchshifter Industrial
Plan B Ill Manors
Planet X Quantum
Poison the Well You Come Before You
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop
Pomegranate Tiger Boundless
Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher
Prince Paul A Prince Among Thieves
Protest the Hero Fortress
Quakers Quakers
Quannum Projects Quannum Spectrum
Quo Vadis Defiant Imagination
Radiohead OK Computer
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Ras Kass Soul on Ice
Red Sparowes At The Soundless Dawn
Reflection Eternal Train of Thought
Rivers of Nihil Monarchy
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Rush Clockwork Angels
Russian Circles Empros
Sacramentum Far Away from the Sun
Sadistik The Balancing Act
Sadistik Flowers For My Father
Satan Court in the Act
Scale the Summit Carving Desert Canyons
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Scorpions Blackout
Secrets of the Sky To Sail Black Waters
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Shining (NOR) Blackjazz
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin'
Sole and the Skyrider Band Plastique
Solitude Aeturnus Into the Depths of Sorrow
Soul Cycle Soul Cycle II
Soul Khan Soul Like Khan
Steak Number Eight The Hutch
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
I ask myself how an album can justify six years of hype

And then I listen to this, and it feels like such a natural progression from the last, but
with more maturity and cohesion. Where the last left off, this one picks up, like they've
never been gone at all.

Man, I've missed Streetlight Manifesto.
Substantial To This Union A Sun Was Born
A very solid album. The beats are phenomenal (though that's no surprise considering the entire CD was produced by Nujabes), and Substantial is competent as always. Very difficult to find, but well worth the effort.
Symphony X The Odyssey
T.R.A.M. Lingua Franca
Teeth Of The Sea Master
One of the most interesting post-rock albums of the year, through way of some truly original sonic experimenting. If this doesn't prove to be TotS's entry point into the big leagues than nothing will.
Testament The Gathering
Testament The New Order
The Absence From Your Grave
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Chariot One Wing
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Contortionist Exoplanet (Redux)
This is how you do a remaster; differentiate the instruments more, clean up the mixes and add in elements that flow organically with the originally established material.

If you were looking for an entry point to the Contortionist's discography, or just want to give it a re-listen, this will most definitely deliver.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Doppelgangaz Lone Sharks
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fall of Troy Ghostship
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Monolith Deathcult Trivmvirate
The Project Hate MCMXCIX The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda
The Reign Of Kindo The Reign Of Kindo
The Reign Of Kindo Rhythm, Chord & Melody
The Roots Game Theory
Theophany Time's End: Majora's Mask Remixed
Thrawsunblat Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings
One of the most consistent folk/black metal releases in years, which isn't surprising considering the relation to Woods of Ypres. The material here is immediate, which is surprising given it's nature, but gives way to some impressive depths as well. If you've been looking for a solid folk release that holds more than a prance and a single glance, give this a shot.
toe For Long Tomorrow
Trioscapes Separate Realities
Trioscapes Digital Dream Sequence
Typhoon (USA-OR) White Lighter
typhoon you have enraptured the oceans of my soul~

seriously tho this rules
Uneven Structure Februus
Unhuman Unhuman
This is the band that tech death bands recommend to other tech death bands. Unhuman have a definitive edge over their competition with their mastery of melody and technicality, and how they properly balance the two. It is incredibly impressive how memorable this album is, especially given that this is a debut. Highly recommended shit.
Uyama Hiroto A Son of the Sun
Vader Litany
Vektor Black Future
Vektor Outer Isolation
Vhol Deeper than Sky
Vornagar The Bleeding Holocaust
Watchtower Control and Resistance
Wintersun Wintersun
Wolverine Communication Lost
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yellowcard Southern Air
YOB Atma

4.0 excellent
'68 In Humor and Sadness
1349 Hellfire
65daysofstatic One Time for All Time
7L & Esoteric 1212
A Forest of Stars Beware the Sword You Cannot See
A Loathing Requiem Acolytes Eternal
A Lot Like Birds No Place
A Storm Of Light As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us...
A Wilhelm Scream Partycrasher
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Abnormal Thought Patterns Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Aborted Global Flatline
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
AFI Burials
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Ageless Oblivion Penthos
Alcest Le Secret
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre Monde
Alcest Shelter
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Allegaeon Formshifter
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
Amon Amarth Versus the World
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
Amorphis The Beginning of Times
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
A return to form after the extremely lackluster 'Passion'. The melodies are phenomenal, the riffs are hard-hitting, and in general the production is excellent. It doesn't surpass some of their previous releases (Hell Is Empty, In the Constellation), but it's definitely in the same ballpark.
Anberlin Vital
Anciients Heart of Oak
Anderson .Paak Malibu
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Anthrax Worship Music
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcane Roots Blood & Chemistry
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Arcturus Arcturian
Arghoslent Hornets of the Pogrom
Arghoslent Galloping Through the Battle Ruins
Arkaik Metamorphignition
Armand Hammer Race Music
The true successor to Billy Woods's 'History Will Absolve Me' (with no offense to the excellent Elucid), Race Music is dense and eclectic, with the beats fully fleshing out the immense lyrical passages presented by the abstract duo. While 'Half Measures' was an interesting sonic experiment, it lacked cohesion, but showcased the two's massive potential in full collaboration. This, in its entirety, is it's fruition of form.
Arsis We Are the Nightmare
Arsis A Celebration of Guilt (Re-release)
This really didn't need a remaster, as the original had an absolutely perfect production job for the material. This just The material is still fantastic, but this doesn't need to exist at all.
Arsis Unwelcome
Artefact Magic Spellcraft
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation
Astronautalis Pomegranate
At the Gates At War with Reality
Atoma Skylight
Augury Concealed
Augury Fragmentary Evidence
August Burns Red Leveler
Avatarium Avatarium
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
bansheebeat Spiral Power
bansheebeat Lumine
Baroness Red Album
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Purple
Barren Earth The Devil's Resolve
Be'lakor The Frail Tide
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
Beardfish Mammoth
Beardfish The Void
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth The Satanist
Being Anthropocene
Belphegor Goatreich-Fleshcult
Beneath the Massacre Evidence Of Inequity [EP]
Benighted Identisick
Benighted Insane Cephalic Production
Benighted Asylum Cave
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Beyond (DE) Fatal Power of Death
Big K.R.I.T. ReturnOf4eva
Big K.R.I.T. Live From The Underground
Big K.R.I.T. King Remembered In Time
Billy Woods Dour Candy
Binary Star Light Years Apart
Black Crown Initiate The Wreckage of Stars
Black Fast Terms of Surrender
Schuldiner-esque vocals, tech thrash constructions, and Erik Rutan production. A solid thrash time.
Black Milk No Poison No Paradise
Black Monolith Passenger
Black Sabbath 13
Blackalicious Imani Vol. 1
Better than The Craft, but not in the same atmosphere as Blazing Arrow (though I'm not sure anyone had that expectation). A surprisingly consistent return to form for a rap group out of time and out of place, but all the better for it. Blackalicious have premiered a solid set of old-school hip-hop tracks, full of charisma and genuine funk.
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
Bliss N Eso Flying Colours
Blockhead Interludes After Midnight
Blood Stain Child Idolator
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Blu and Exile Below the Heavens
Blu and Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
Best thing Blu's done since 'Below the Heavens', no joke.
Blue Sky Black Death Late Night Cinema
Blue Sky Black Death Glaciers
Bonobo Black Sands
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Brocas Helm Defender of the Crown
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Cannibal Ox Blade of the Ronin
Captain Murphy Duality
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Catamenia Location:COLD
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Cecil Otter Rebel Yellow
Celldweller Celldweller
Celph Titled and Buckwild Nineteen Ninety Now
Cenospecies Indefinition
It's interesting to see where P.O.S. more or less started. This is definitely different from his more punk-oriented solo albums, but it's more or less of the same quality. Definitely worth a look for fans of his, as well as rap fans in general.
Charred Walls of the Damned Cold Winds On Timeless Days
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Chino XL Poison Pen
Christian Mistress Possession
Circle of Contempt Entwine the Threads
Clipping CLPPNG
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Common Finding Forever
Converge You Fail Me
Converge Axe to Fall
Cormorant Metazoa
Cradle Orchestra Transcended Elements
A wonderfully warm hip-hop/soul CD with plenty of twists and turns along the way. While not a revelation of any kind, it is incredibly solid, and every song is consistent in the album's vision. Definitely worth a look, in my opinion.
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange
CunninLynguists Dirty Acres
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Vol. 1
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Vol. 3
Excellent album. The concept works extremely well, and the tracks are way more consistent
than on any of the other Strange Journey albums. Check it out.
Cyne All My Angles Are Right
CZARFACE Every Hero Needs a Villain
Czarface fires back with an album much more consistent than their debut. The two emcees gel better in general, and the tones are more level across the boards. This finally feels like the project that it was meant to be: somewhere between MF DOOM's goofy cartoon approach and the super sobering underground battle rap circuit.
Dalek Asphalt For Eden
Haven't enjoyed anything from Dalek post-Abandoned Language. Good to see that this is a solid revival LP, with more than enough apocalyptic hip-hop tracks to get them back up and running.
Dan Dankmeyer Arcologies
I thought this was much better than his previous works. Much more diverse with more distinct songwriting, to boot.
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask
Danny Brown XXX
Danny Brown Bruiser Brigade
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Das Racist Sit Down, Man
David Dallas The Rose Tint
Dawnbringer Into the Lair of the Sun God
Dead Congregation Graves of the Archangels
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Deadnight Messenger of Death
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Grips The Money Store
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Deceased Fearless Undead Machines
Decrepit Birth Diminishing Between Worlds
Decrepit Birth Polarity
Deltron 3030 Event II
The 'Time' of hip-hop, except it doesn't suck shit
Demigodz KILLmatic
Denzel Curry Nostalgic 64
Destroyer 666 Phoenix Rising
Destroyer 666 Unchain The Wolves
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Disillusion Gloria
Diverse One A.M.
Diverse is a ridiculously talented emcee. His flow is absolutely incredible, while his lyrics are about on par, containing some deeper, thought provoking concepts. The beats that accompany his rhymes here are certainly on point, with J Dilla, RJD2 and Prefuse 73 creating some mesmerizing numbers worthy of their merits as producers. So overall, this is an album criminally underrated, given it's overall quality, and should not be slept on.
Dj Muggs Vs. Ill Bill Kill Devil Hills
DMX The Definition Of X: The Pick Of The Litter
Dog Fashion Disco Sweet Nothings
Doomtree No Kings
Dot Hacker How's Your Process? (Work)
Dreadnought (USA-CO) Lifewoven
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Elzhi The Preface
Encircling Sea A Forgotten Land
Enfold Darkness Our Cursed Rapture
Enshine Origin
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Equilibrium Erdentempel
Ever Forthright Ever Forthright
Evidence Cats & Dogs
Evile Enter the Grave
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Exivious Exivious
Failure The Heart Is a Monster
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...
Fairyland Score To A New Beginning
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Fat Jon The Ample Soul Physician Wave Motion
Fates Warning Darkness in a Different Light
This is the most exciting Fates Warning has been in a long ass time.
Five Deez Koolmotor
Flametal The Elder
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Fleshwrought Dementia/Dyslexia
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Four Fists Four Fists
This has an insurmountable amount of potential. P.O.S. plays an exhilarating counterpoint to Astronautalis's quiet and reasonable delivery, and it creates a very interesting dynamic in the music.
Freddie Gibbs Baby Face Killa
Funebrarum The Sleep of Morbid Dreams
Gallowbraid Ashen Eidolon
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Genelec & Memphis Reigns Scorpion Circles
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghost Bath Moonlover
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die
Ghostface Killah 12 Reasons To Die: The Brown Tape
While the original was a more complex and involving listen, this one is more in line with his older material, harkening back to classic Wu-beats. Definitely recommended for a different take on the material, as this is pretty much on par with that one.
Ghostface Killah and BADBADNOTGOOD Sour Soul
Gift of Gab The Next Logical Progression
Giraffes? Giraffes! Pink Magick
Gloryhammer Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards
It's hard to be objective when the material is THIS entertaining. Is it derivative? Absolutely. Is it cliched? Oh, for sure. With determination. That's the enjoyment factor of Space 1992, though: it revels in the genre's storied history, with just enough self-awareness to pull it off. If you can detach yourself from your inner cynic, there's a gem to be found here, for sure.
God Dethroned Passiondale
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Good Tiger A Head Full Of Moonlight
Gorod Neurotripsicks
Grave Miasma Odori Sepulcrorum
GridLink Amber Gray
Hail Mary Mallon Bestiary
Much more consistent than their debut. Aes & Rob bounce off each other better than almost any other rap duo out there, and the beats are just incredible across the board. Time will tell how this holds up, but right now it's sitting solid.
Hail Spirit Noir Oi Magoi
Haken Aquarius
Haken Visions
Hannes Grossmann The Radial Covenant
Hark Crystalline
Havoc Unit h.IV+ (Hoarse Industrial Viremia)
Hell (UK) Human Remains
Hell (UK) Curse and Chapter
Helms Alee Sleepwalking Sailors
High on Fire Death Is This Communion
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Hilltop Hoods Drinking From The Sun
Hollenthon With Vilest of Worms to Dwell
Hyperion (SWE) Seraphical Euphony
Hypocrisy Virus
I Self Devine The Sound Of Low Class Amerika
Ihsahn After
Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1
Immortal Technique The 3rd World
Immortal Technique The Martyr
In Flames Whoracle
In Mourning Shrouded Divine
Inanimate Existence A Never-Ending Cycle of Atonement
Inferi The Path of Apotheosis
Iniquitous Deeds Incessant Hallucinations
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Intestine Baalism An Anatomy of the Beast
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Intronaut Habitual Levitations
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Irepress Sol Eye Sea I
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
This has all of the energy that Final Frontier was lacking. Front to back, 'Book of Souls' is one of the more consistent releases Iron Maiden have released in quite some time, and that's no small feat considering the sheer quantity of work on display here. Plus: cowbell.
Irreversible Mechanism Infinite Fields
J-Live The Best Part
J. Cole Friday Night Lights
JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Joey Badass 1999
He's got a ways to go before his flow is perfected, but he's well on his way to being truly great. The beats are all phenomenal, and the future holds great things for this kid. Props
John Frusciante Letur-Lefr
Juggaknots Clear Blue Skies Re:Release
Junius Reports From The Threshold of Death
Kalmah Swamplord
Kalmah The Black Waltz
Kalmah Swampsong
Kalmah Seventh Swamphony
Kamelot Karma
Kamelot Haven
Kanye West The College Dropout
Katalepsy Autopsychosis
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
King Mez My Everlasting Zeal
Kno Death Is Silent
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Not your typical Kreator release. While some may call it a tad too melodic, or even softer than older albums, it definitely has some interesting ideas at work, that fit excellently within their already impressive repertoire. A fine release from one of the most consistent bands around.
Kronos Colossal Titan Strife
Kronos Arisen New Era
Kvelertak Meir
L'Orange The Mad Writer
Lantlos Melting Sun
Last Chance to Reason Level 2
Lazarus A.D. The Onslaught
Lazy Habits Lazy Habits
Leak Bros. Waterworld
Esoteric but interesting production accompanies one of the most abstract hip-hop albums of all
time (and fittingly so, considering the source material, PCP). Cage and Tame One have a very
fluid, nonchalant back-and-forth, with album highlights split evenly between the two of them.

Definitely a recommendation for Cage fans, as well as hip-hop aficionados looking to explore
something a little bit more out there.
Leprous Coal
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Lightfoot The Rudimentals
One of the more distinct instrumental hip-hop releases I've heard. Lightfoot's melding of funk, rap and just a sliver of electronica is mesmerizing, with it's atmospherics really shining through on particular tracks (Boom Bap Rat, for instance). He has the potential to carve out a niche unlike any other producer out there, so it's interesting to see how he explores this sound further.
Lil Ugly Mane Oblivion Access
Logic The Incredible True Story
Lost Soul Atlantis: The New Beginning
Lowkey Soundtrack to the Struggle
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Lychgate Lychgate
Machinae Supremacy A View From The End Of The World
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Macklemore The Language of My World
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis VS.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Mandroid Echostar Mandroid Echostar
Masta Ace MA DOOM: Son Of Yvonne
Although the beats are recycled from Doom's Special Herbs collection (which isn't necessarily a surprise) Masta Ace flows well over them, and in general the tracks are extremely consistent. Solid release.
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mechina Empyrean
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Megadeth Endgame
Mekong Delta Dances of Death (and other Walking Shadows)
Melechesh Emissaries
Men In Search of the Perfect Weapon Men In Search of the Perfect Weapon
Menace Impact Velocity
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Koloss
Messenger Illusory Blues
Mestis Basal Ganglia
Metaform Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
MF DOOM Special Herbs: The Box Set
Michita Dawning
Midnight No Mercy for Mayhem
Misery Signals Absent Light
Mithras Forever Advancing... Legions
Monotheist Genesis Of Perdition
Monuments Gnosis
Morbus Chron Sweven
Mors Principium Est ...And Death Said Live
Mortifera Vastiia Tenebrd Mortifera
Mr. Lif I Phantom
Mr. Lif Emergency Rations
Murder Construct Results
Murmur Murmur
Murs The Final Adventure
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Mutoid Man Bleeder
Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Nas Life Is Good
Natti Still Motion
Necrophagist Epitaph
Neuraxis Trilateral Progression
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nocturnal Breed Fields of Rot
Noisem Agony Defined
Noneuclid Metatheosis
Obscura Akróasis
Obsidian Kingdom Mantiis
Ocean Wisdom Chaos 93'
Oh No Ohnomite
Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows
Origin Omnipresent
Ouroboros Emanations
THIS is how you mix and assemble orchestral death metal. While Fleshgod are content with pushing everything as far as possible (especially on the mixing side) Ouroboros manage to A) evenly pace both the orchestrations and the guitars and B) find a production style that understands the qualities of both styles, while never brickwalling (or at least not as frequently).

Overall this was a pleasant rediscovery. Really enjoyed "Glorification of a Myth" and was pleased to see how this turned out. Not what I expected, but definitely good.
OutKast Stankonia
P.O.S. Audition
P.O.S. Ipecac Neat
P.O.S. We Don't Even Live Here
When I first listened to this, I was not especially thrilled. I suppose I was expecting r'Never Better' 2.0, or at least something extremely similar. The more I listened to it, rhowever, the more I began to realize how much more focused this effort was compared to it's rpredecessor, and it has since grown on me quite a bit. rSo while I won't say it's equally as good as that other album, 'We Don't Even Live Here' is ra more consistent album, with more focus than anything else in his discography. And that's rdefinitely worth something.
Pan-Thy-Monium Khaooohs & Kon-Fus-Ion
Of course Dan Swano was a part of this. Because this /rules/
Panacea 12 Step Program
Panacea continue their streak of consistency with another lively release. The beats are warm and endearing, the lyrics are well-spoken and at many times insightful, and the entire package comes together like few albums do. They're a group to be reckoned with, at this point, and their entire discography is worth a look into if you're a fan of rap.
Panzerchrist Battalion Beast
Pelican Australasia
Plini / Sithu Aye I
Polyenso Pure In The Plastic
Polyphia Inspire
Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
Priestess Hello Master
Pro Era PEEP: The APROcalypse
Professor Elemental The Indifference Engine
Protest the Hero Kezia
Protest the Hero Volition
Protest the Hero Pacific Myth
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us
Purity Ring Shrines
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Pyrithion The Burden Of Sorrow
Pretty excellent, although this does feel more like an Allegaeon EP than it does a full-on different band's. Production is good though, as are the riffs, so fans of said band should be pretty satisfied with this one. Lambesis manages to sound pretty damn good too, so hey, there's that.
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Queensryche Empire
Queensryche Queensryche
I think it's pretty clear by this point who should have the Queensryche moniker. While Tate was using his band as a front for his childish insults, the other members were putting work into an actual album, full of interesting compositions that moved forward while finally remembering what made their older works interesting. So at the end of the day, while this isn't the second coming of Christ, it is definitive evidence that the Todd La Torre fronted Queensryche is the true Queensryche, at least in my book.
Quo Vadis Day Into Night
Qwazaar Bat Meets Blaine
R.A. The Rugged Man Legends Never Die
Probably the most consistent release of R.A.'s career. The beats are relatively consistent, and the flows are absolutely the best he's ever laid to record. I'd wager this is probably one of the better hip-hop albums released this year, so don't sleep on this.
Raekwon Lost Jewlry
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
This may not be the most consistent release of the year, but it sure is the most fun. Red Fang have perfected their formula here, finding the right balance in everything that made them so successful in the first place.
Revocation Existence Is Futile
Revocation Revocation
Rhapsody of Fire From Chaos to Eternity
A well-crafted and solid album, full of solid tracks. Production is crisp and hits right where it should, the choruses hold up to the usual standard and the guitar weaves its way across the board in typical, yet awesome fashion. Definitely a fine album.
Rishloo Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Rivers of Nihil The Conscious Seed of Light
Rush 2112
Rush Vapor Trails Remixed
The mastering on this is excellent. Vapor Trails was in and of itself a solid release, but it was incapable of showing off most of it's eccentricities due to the most muddled, deliberately poor production work I've ever heard. This release changes that. If you had any grudges against this release prior, give this a listen.
Russian Circles Memorial
RZA The Man With The Iron Fists
Sabaton Primo Victoria
Sadistik Ultraviolet
Sadistik continues to improve in almost every area. The instrumentation is incredibly consistent all the way through, and each track flows especially well (besides the bizarre inclusion of Death Warrant). His delivery continues to evolve as well, and that's something to get excited about. He's always been a particularly stunning lyricist, but here his cadence is evolving; becoming far more organic. It's crazy to think that a year after his last incredible release we'd see one nearly as intense, but here's Ultraviolet, in all it's trippy glory. Check it out before the hype-train leaves the station.
Saprogenic The Wet Sound of Flesh on Concrete
Satan Life Sentence
Satan Atom by Atom
Scale the Summit The Collective
Scale the Summit The Migration
Scale the Summit V
Sculptured The Spear Of The Lily Is Aureoled
Secret Band Secret Band EP (Remastered)
Senses Fail Renacer
Septicflesh Communion
Septicflesh Titan
Shad Flying Colours
Shade Empire Omega Arcane
Shadow Shadow
Shadow of the Colossus End Game
Shape of Broad Minds Craft of the Lost Art
ShinSight Trio Shallow Nights Blurry Moon
Shrapnel (UK) The Virus Conspires
Sigh Gallows Gallery
Sigh In Somniphobia
Sigh Graveward
The mixdown can be suspect at times (though with Sigh, this seems to be a deliberate measure), but otherwise Graveward stands as one of the more accessible, and especially cohesive albums that the band has put forth since their inception. A solid listen from front to back, which demands replays.
SikTh Opacities
Skeletonwitch Beyond the Permafrost
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed
Really loving the experimental elements incorporated into their compositions. When the soothing saxophone came in towards the end of 'Unwept' and broke through the cacophony of riffs, I was in awe. It was like a single haunting dove fluttering below a black and massive storm. Chills. Everywhere. And when the pan flute opened up 'Born of the Light that Does Not Shine', I was off my chair and dancing like some creature out of a Tolkien novel. Delightful. Really pleased to see Skeletonwitch showing us their softer side.
Sleigh Bells Treats
Smut Peddlers Porn Again
SOHN Tremors
Son of Aurelius The Farthest Reaches
Son of Aurelius Under a Western Sun
Sonic Boom Six City of Thieves
Soundgarden King Animal
Spires (MAN-UK) Spiral of Ascension
Extremely underrated progressive death metal, hailing from the UK. They've got a pretty distinct style that culminates quite a few influences, but Mastodon and Opeth (as strange as that may sound) are the immediate ones. Highly recommended.
Star One Victims of the Modern Age
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
Sulphur Aeon Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
Lovecraftian influenced, old-school death metal. What's not to love? The vocal effects give this an absolutely massive sound, and the hints at melody here and there break up the tedium pretty effectively. Not perfect, but a rock solid debut, for sure. Also: dat album cover.
Sulphur Aeon Gateway to the Antisphere
Sunburst Fragments of Creation
Roy Khan-era Kamelot vocals with Symphony X style compositions. What more could you ask for?
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Sylosis Monolith
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
Symphony X Iconoclast
Talib Kweli Quality
Talib Kweli Gravitas
What happened in between this and Prisoner of Conscious? While the latter had pacing issues and consistency squabbles everywhere, this is solid. I haven't enjoyed much from Kweli since Quality, but this stops the trend.
Techno Animal The Brotherhood of the Bomb
TesseracT Altered State
Testament The Formation of Damnation
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
The Absence Riders of the Plague
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Contortionist Language
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Doppelgangaz Beats For Brothels, Vol. 2
The Doppelgangaz Beats For Brothels, Vol. 1
The Doppelgangaz HARK
The Dynospectrum Dynospectrum
The Faceless Akeldama
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Fall of Troy OK
The Glitch Mob Drink the Sea
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Grouch and Eligh Say G&E!
The Grouch x Eligh x CunninLynguists The Winterfire EP
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Left Gas Mask
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mire Vice Regalia
The Omega Experiment The Omega Experiment
The Perceptionists Black Dialogue
The Project Hate MCMXCIX Armageddon March Eternal
The Reign Of Kindo This Is What Happens
The Reign Of Kindo Play With Fire
The Roots Things Fall Apart
The Secret Agnus Dei
The White Stripes Elephant
Three Trapped Tigers Route One or Die
Thurisaz The Cimmerian Years
Timeghoul Complete Discography
Tonedeff Archetype
Tonedeff Demon
Rolling in right towards the end, Tonedeff's Demon is worth the forced, experimental electronica that plagued 'Glutton'. Though this one does share similarities with it, it uses the better portions of the genre to produce synth heavy, wavy instrumentals that only serve to highlight Tonedeff's incredible flow. This is an excellent release, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to finish their 2013 'Best Rap Album' list.
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Toxic Holocaust Chemistry of Consciousness
Toy-Box Fantastic
Tribulation The Horror
Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine
Tyr The Lay of Thrym
Ugly Heroes Ugly Heroes
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Until The Ribbon Breaks A Taste of Silver
Until The Ribbon Breaks A Lesson Unlearnt
Anyone who has followed U.T.R.B..'s EPs will know that they've yet to make an uninteresting track, and so it comes as no surprise to anyone that their first full length album follows suit (even if they do recycle some of that EP material here). The diversity found herein is its greatest strength, with straight up electronica tracks ebbing and flowing with more hip-hop styled, breathe easy tunes. Overall it's just well produced and well organized, so check it the fuck out.
Usipian Dead Corner of the Eye
Pretty distinct as far as death metal goes. Production is a little aggravating, but Usipian had an excellent concept of songwriting, and each song on here benefits from it.
Vader De Profundis
Vader Impressions In Blood
Vader Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Vader Tibi et Igni
Vale of Pnath The Prodigal Empire
Valkyrie (USA-VA) Shadows
Vehemence Forward Without Motion
A better successor to 'God Was Created' than their previous ever could have been. The songwriting is phenomenal throughout, though the patchy, rather muddy production can distract. Still though, 'Forward Without Motion' manages to answers the question of whether or not Vehemence can still create interesting and distinct death metal in the modern day with a resounding 'yes'.
Vestiges The Descent Of Man
Vince Staples Hell Can Wait
Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed
Voivod Target Earth
Warbringer War Without End
Water's Edge An Abstract Collapse
While She Sleeps This Is the Six
Wintersun Time I
Album's been delayed indefinitely while the children of Finland take their summer vacation skiing the slope of Jari's big nose
Witch Mountain South Of Salem
Witherscape The Inheritance
Good to hear Swano's inhuman roars again. While this doesn't represent his peak works (I'm not aware of his partner's works), it does find itself a niche in the progressive metal genre as something very distinct and conceptual in nature. So overall, it still is solid, and every now and again the compositions will surprise. Definitely worth a listen.
Woodkid The Golden Age
While the singles already presented are for sure the best tracks on the album, the rest are of a similar quality, and are definitely worth checking out. Woodkid's concept of pop here is new and interesting, with gorgeous string arrangements as well as interesting drum patterns that do more than just keep pattern on the underside. Definitely recommended.
Wormed Exodromos
Wugazi 13 Chambers
YC the Cynic GNK
Zero Hour The Towers of Avarice

3.5 great
65daysofstatic The Distant and Mechanised Glow of Eastern Euro...
Abigail Williams Becoming
Accept Blind Rage
Aesop Rock Daylight
Aesop Rock The Blob
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
Not in love with the muddy, minimalist instrumentals, but pretty pleased with Aes's general flow and (of course) lyricism. Nice to see an emcee known for his brickwall abstractions go for something a little more direct and much more personal.

Edit: Kirby's a slapper
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Allegaeon Fragments Of Form And Function
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs
Amon Amarth Jomsviking
Anaal Nathrakh Passion
Anamanaguchi Endless Fantasy
Armageddon (SWE) Captivity & Devourment
Arsis United in Regret
Astronautalis The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters
Aura Noir Black Thrash Attack
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Baroness Yellow and Green
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behemoth Evangelion
Being As An Ocean Dear G-d
Benighted Carnivore Sublime
One of the most consistent death metal bands around returns with another excellent and innovative slab of brutality in the shape of 'Carnivore Sublime'. Here, the band retains their signature off-kilter riffing style while pushing the envelope even further in any and all directions. Sure, the album can occasionally sound repetitive (there are riffs on here I'm sure I've heard on older albums), and the pig squeals can become grating due to their constant use, but overall this is an excellent album, defined by the band's unique compositions. Highly recommended.
Big K.R.I.T. 4Eva N A Day
Blood Stain Child Silence Of Northern Hell
Built to Fade To Dust
Kno adds his usual flair to the instrumentals, and the two singers here are pretty talented. This needs some serious growing time, but so far it's shaping up to be a pretty substantial release.
Cage Depart From Me
Cage Kill the Architect
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor
Cheatahs Cheatahs
Chelsea Wolfe Hypnos / Flame
Childish Gambino Because the Internet
Closure in Moscow Pink Lemonade
Clutch Earth Rocker
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus
Conan Monnos
Corpsessed Abysmal Thresholds
CunninLynguists Strange Journey Vol. 2
Cynic The Portal Tapes
Damn the Machine Damn the Machine
Chris Poland has jumped between quite a few projects since his Megadeth days. Damn the Machine, a progressive rock act, stands as his most accomplished, though, with consistently interesting guitar craft (though the other components shine, as well).

The instrumental mixing is solid for as low-key as this truly is, and the vocals - a make or break mixture in prog - are fairly interesting. I'd say check this out if you're looking for some decent prog.
Deacon The Villain Peace or Power
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Deceased Surreal Overdose
Denzel Curry Imperial
Destroyer 666 Wildfire
About par for the course for Destroyer 666. Solid, no-nonsense blackened thrash, with impressive
solo work and cavernous, pitch-perfect production. No complaints, really.

On a side note: get the deluxe edition. Deathblow is a beast of a track.
Elvenking Heathenreel
Empyrean Sky Extending The Tangent
Father Befouled Revulsion of Seraphic Grace
Why does the cover remind me of Defeated Sanity? Regardless this is decent
Food for Animals Belly
I think that the best songs off of Scavenger trump any of the best songs off of this, but Belly finds Food for Animals creating more consistent soundscapes, across the spectrum of this release. What they have is an interesting sound, and with a little more polish, they could have some serious fire power on their hands.
fun. Some Nights
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Gorod Process of a New Decline
Grits The Art of Translation
Hate Eternal Phoenix Amongst The Ashes
Hoth Oathbreaker
Ihsahn The Adversary
Ihsahn angL
Ihsahn Eremita
Insomnium Across the Dark
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Intronaut Prehistoricisms
J. Cole Truly Yours
Joey Badass B4.DA.$$
K-Rino Solitary Confinement
Kalmah 12 Gauge
Kamelot Silverthorn
Kno Kno vs. Hov: The White Albulum
Krisiun Southern Storm
L'Orange and Kool Keith Time? Astonishing!
Liberteer Better to Die on Your Feet...
Lil B I'm Gay (I'm Happy)
Lo-Fang Blue Film
Logic Under Pressure
Logic still sounds like the sum of his influences, but his ear for incredible beats makes this one to look out for. Also: dat album cover
Loss Despond
Mandroid Echostar Coral Throne
ME's worst release is still an entertaining, if largely disjointed listen. Coral Throne shines a massive light on some of their largest weaknesses as a band, which pertains to song structures and transitions. That said, the individual pieces are still of a particularly high quality, so this is still worth a listen, if perhaps a cautionary one.

Also the vocals are adequate. Calm the fuck down.
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Megadeth Dystopia
Melt-Banana Cell-Scape
Mors Principium Est Dawn Of The 5th Era
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Ne Obliviscaris Sarabande to Nihil
Novembers Doom Aphotic
Odious Mortem Cryptic Implosion
Onyx #WakeDaFucUp
Wasn't expecting much from this, honestly, but it kicked my ass regardless. Snowgoons know exactly how to elevate Onyx's overtly aggressive rap style, and in general the synergy is excellent. It's streaming at the moment, so give it a shot.
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Pale Communion
Origin Entity
Overkill The Electric Age
Overkill White Devil Armory
Panzerchrist Room Service
Panzerchrist Regiment Ragnarok
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
Process of Guilt Erosion
Prostitute Disfigurement Descendants of Depravity
Pusha T My Name Is My Name
R.A. The Rugged Man Die, Rugged Man, Die
Revocation Chaos of Forms
Sadistik x Kno Phantom Limbs
An eerily concise, and thematic E.P., strangely punctuated by a posse cut that, while, phenomenal by its own merits, just confuses the track flow. Still, Sadistik is on point, and Kno brings his usual high-standing instrumentals. He even brings a solid set of bars (bizarre, right?). Not essential listening, but excellent nonetheless.
Sage Francis Copper Gone
Sanzu Heavy Over The Home
Shadow Of Intent Primordial
Might be a little too masturbatory for some, but a pretty cool concept, nonetheless. Halo-themed
symphonic/technical death metal. Makes you wonder why somebody didn't already think of this.
Shadowrunners Cyberdine
Sigh Scenes from Hell
Sleigh Bells Reign of Terror
Swans The Seer
Talib Kweli & Z-Trip Attack the Block
This is an unbelievably substantial mixtape. Kweli sounds more on point here than he has in years, and that's something to get excited about. The beats are equally qualitative, always highlighting the spirited deliveries on display, while standing on their own as powerful instrumentals in their own rights. So overall, this more than sets the stage for Kweli's new album drop this year, which is sure to be pretty darn solid.
The Absence Enemy Unbound
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Faceless Autotheism
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Gigantics Die Already
The Horrors Skying
The Kennedy Veil Trinity of Falsehood
The Roots ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
It doesn't hit the highs of some of their previous works, but it is a daring and incredibly consistent piece of hip-hop, as self-aware and sociopolitical as it is unique, especially within their discography.
The Seer Prologue
Torae and Marco Polo Double Barrel
Torchbearer Death Meditations
Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...
Trvth Alpha
Until The Ribbon Breaks The Other Ones
Not quite the caliber of his first E.P., but still head and shoulders over his peers' works, 'The Other Ones' does not disappoint. The arrangements here are intricate and gorgeous, and are well produced, to boot, so be sure to snag the stream while it's still online.
Vakill Armor of God
Viraemia Viraemia
Warbringer Worlds Torn Asunder
Watsky Cardboard Castles
While there is still quite of bit of growth to be done here, George Watsky has the
potential, and that is what is put on display on 'Cardboard Castles'. His flow is definitely
fluid, and even when he stumbles, he still maintains an interesting lyrical setup to keep
things interesting. So overall, this is worth a listen, even if just to check out the
spectacular 'Tiny Glowing Screens, Pt. 2', which really defines him as a spoken word artist
turned hip-hop musician.
Within the Ruins Phenomena
Woodkid Iron
Woodkid Run Boy Run

3.0 good
Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
Ashes of Ares Ashes of Ares
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Black Breath Slaves Beyond Death
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip The Abstract & The Dragon
Cannibal Ox Gotham
I feel very similar to how I felt after the recent Binary Star EP. It's a reclamation, for sure, but it isn't quite up to the standard of their older material. Hopefully the full length will set aside doubts here, but until then, this'll do the trick.
Carach Angren This Is No Fairytale
Chance the Rapper Acid Rap
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Danny Brown OD
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deltron 3030 City Rising From The Ashes
The best track here is the title track, with the other two not quite keeping pace. 'The
Agony' is just a bad track, sounding stilted and particularly awkward in spots, and that's
what's especially unsettling about it; it's the most recent track, especially compared to
the other two. If this is what represents his present work, than I'm wary about Event II.
Dio This Is Your Life
Some of the covers are incredibly inspired (Metallica's medley, Anthrax's Neon Knights) while the others are either bland or just flat-out offensive. Nobody wanted Killswitch Engage's bastardized cover of Holy Diver, especially on a Dio fucking cover album.
Eminem Recovery
Entheos (USA) The Infinite Nothing
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Food for Animals Scavengers EP
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die II
Gorguts Obscura
In Dread Response Embers In The Spiritless Void
Kalmah For The Revolution
Karnivool Asymmetry
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Little People We Are But Hunks Of Wood
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt.1
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Meshuggah I
Metallica Death Magnetic
Monstrosity Rise to Power
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
This would be infinitely better with a more coherent mix/mastering job. The songs themselves are fairly solid, but more often than not they sound flimsy and poorly rendered, like the band recorded them inside of a tin can.
Orphaned Land All Is One
Pryapisme Hyperblast Super Collider
Rav Beneath The Toxic Jungle
Reek Necrogenesis
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Shadowrunners 808-Bit Revenge
Spiral Architect A Sceptic's Universe
Strange Game $TRANGE GAME$
The Northern Imperium
Album would be immensely more rewarding without the bland deathcore grunts plastered across the top of the tracks, as well as the mindless chugs that crop up from time to time. The band has serious potential, but small grating issues like these bring down the EP.
The Uncluded Hokey Fright
Tonedeff Hunter
Tyler, the Creator Bastard
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
Youth In Revolt Love Is A Liar's Game
I was disappointed to hear that this was not in fact Michael Cera themed post-hardcore, but it's not terrible, for sure. 'Love Is A Liar's Game' is a fairly predictable venture, but one filled with solid twists and turns.
Zeroh tape

2.5 average
Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman Lice
Unusually mediocre for something largely featuring Aes. The beats just sound cheap and Homeboy Sandman just does not have the ferocity to stack up to his counterpart.
Atmosphere Southsiders
Underwhelming on first listen. Slug just feels listeless on here.
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Big Grams Big Grams
Cerebral Bore Maniacal Miscreation
Cerebral Bore? More like Cerebral Bored lmao

Seriously this is bland
Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos
This album is so frustrating. They were so damn close to recapturing that early year energy with Halo of Blood, and then they randomly decided to detour through their more mediocre, slower tempo tracks with this one. Welp. Back to Kalmah.
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Ensiferum One Man Army
I think we can safely say that this band isn't shit without Jari. Victory Songs kept the band trudging along, but with these last two albums, Ensiferum have lost that air of distinction that kept them at the forefront of folk metal. One Man Army is perhaps better than Unsung Heroes, but that says very little between two extremely mediocre releases.
Goodie Mob Age Against The Machine
Age Against the Machine? More like Renegades Of Bunk...
Kool Keith Magnetic Pimp Force Field
Meshuggah Best of Meshuggah
Meshuggah needs a greatest hits album like Napalm Death needs a french horn section.
Omnium Gatherum Grey Heavens
OG have been going this way for a while, but they've finally started encroaching on BORING. This album has autopilot written all over it.
Smith Westerns Dye It Blonde
Steve Harris British Lion
Listened through the whole thing a couple of times on the official stream, and I cannot comprehend how ridiculously bland it all is. Not only that, but the singer is atrocious. Oh well, I guess it isn't Iron Maiden. I guess that's a good thing.
The Glitch Mob Love Death Immortality
Your disappointment was too short, it has to be at least 50 characters
Tonedeff Glutton
Woods of Ypres Pursuit Of The Sun & Allure Of the Earth
Wormed Planisphaerium

2.0 poor
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Arsis Starve for the Devil
Brain Drill Apocalyptic Feasting
Metallica Load
Sadistik Salo Sessions
This feels like Sadistik throwing all of his ideas against the wall and seeing what sticks. Turns out barely anything at all here. It feels chaotic, to be sure, but definitely not in a good way. Just check out 'Out the Dark' and call it a day.
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event

1.0 awful
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
Dot Dot Curve I'm Still Here
Emphatic Damage
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Ninja Sex Party Attitude City
Queensryche Frequency Unknown

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