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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch are one of the greatest bands in the world, beyond the shadow of a doubt. And The Mantle is their piece de resistance, an album full of atmospheric beauty that captures the emptiness and isolation, but also the brief idylls that can accompany a winter landscape. This is truly breathtaking, and an album that I can listen to, time and again and be forever caught up in the perfect atmosphere they have managed to capture. There is not a second of music that they don't nail.
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Anathema Weather Systems
I didn't think they could top Judgement, but shit, this is fucking insane. Probably the most heart-rendingly beautiful album in the career of a band that has mastered thee art of making heart-rendingly beautiful albums.
Anberlin Cities
Baroness Yellow and Green
Bathory Hammerheart
Bell Witch Longing
Biffy Clyro Vertigo Of Bliss
Biffy Clyro Infinity Land
Bjork Post
Bjork Homogenic
Brand New Deja Entendu
Burzum Filosofem
Cobalt Gin
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Darkspace Dark Space III
Deathspell Omega Kenose
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend The Retinal Circus
Devin Townsend Project Ki
How this is generally held in the lower half of Devin's discography I will never know. I love this album just as much as Ocean Machine or Terria. Perhaps even more, and it's certainly my favorite from the project.rThe musicians work so smoothly together that every single song seems to take flight in whichever direction it decides to go, feeling both improvisational and loose, but never unfocused. The atmosphere in each track is incredible, whether it's the let loose, pull back anger of Disruptr or Heaven Send, the Devy does Elvis blues rock feel of Trainfire, the tight nightclub groove of Coast, or the beautiful calm escapades that seem to float above the air on album highlights Terminal, Lady Helen, and Ki. But this album is perfect from start to finish.
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Disillusion Back To Times Of Splendor
Dog Fashion Disco Adultery
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Esoteric The Maniacal Vale
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly...
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Frank Turner Tape Deck Heart
Grave You'll Never See...
This album is pretty much why I love the entire OSDM style. I mean, sure it's more simple than Left Hand Path or Like an Everflowing Stream (which are great in their own right), but something about this album sticks out to me. The riffs are just spot on, and Grave doesn't fuck with any extra bullshit beyond that. This is THE meat and potatoes death metal album.
Inquisition Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical...
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Lunar Aurora Andacht
maudlin of the Well Bath
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Moonsorrow Verisakeet
Musk Ox Woodfall
My Dying Bride The Angel and the Dark River
My Dying Bride A Map Of All Our Failures
This falls only just short of The Angel & the Dark River for me. I've always considered myself a pretty huge My Dying Bride fan, even of what's generally considered their lesser albums, but even with that said, this release left me fucking floored. Aaron Stainthorpe gives some of his most emotional vocal performances, all atop a wonderful dance of melancholy instrumentals. God damn, My Dying Bride still knows how to make a brilliant doom album, even after a couple decades.
Ninja Sex Party Strawberries and Cream
This shit is the bees' (bee's?) knees. This 5.0 isn't even a humor rating. Swear to God, this is a fucking classic in the humor band area. Funny, clever lyrics, and you'll have these songs stick in your head for years. Plus, they get in and out and leave an impact in their wake. They're the Napalm Death of Comedic Synth-pop.
Nocte Obducta Nektar: Teil 1 - Zwölf Monde, Eine Hand voll Träum
Opeth Still Life
I'm hesitant to say "Opeth's masterpiece" because they have somewhere around four or five masterpieces, but I will say it's Opeth's biggest masterpiece.
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane
Is this the best progressive metal album ever? Probably.
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
If an alien wanted to know what winter was, first I would show them Chicago in January, and then I'd play that mothafuckin' martian a little Paysage.
Poets of the Fall Carnival of Rust
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
I'm not saying it's a perfect album, but it's most certainly a perfect album.
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Rush 2112
Shining Blackjazz
Spock's Beard Snow
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Aoty 2013. I waited to December to confirm it. Not that I didn't already have a pretty good idea back in January.
Strapping Young Lad City
Hell, I'd let this album come over to my house and fuck my sister
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
I love this album almost as much as I love transient jet-lagged ecto mimed bison.
The National Boxer
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
Can there be a rating higher than a 5.0? Maybe the best album of the 21st century.
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
Thy Catafalque Roka Hasa Radio
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tom Waits Closing Time
Tom Waits Mule Variations
Tool Lateralus
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Woods of Ypres Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light
I enjoy every album Woods of Ypres has released. I consider myself a pretty big fan of the band, but this is their high point. Hearing this immediately after David Gold's death was incredibly disheartening, and hearing Alternate Ending for the first time brought tears to my eyes - in that moment, I don't think I've ever been more impacted by the death of someone that I didn't know personally. Perhaps giving this a 5 is slightly contingent on the heightened emotional impact because of the events surrounding the album, but even without that, this is truly an extraordinary record, that far outstrips the remainder of their already excellent discography. It's hugely tragic what occurred, but few albums could stand as a better legacy.

4.5 superb
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties We Don't Have Each Other
Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics
Aeon Spoke Aeon Spoke
Amebix Sonic Mass
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Amorphis Silent Waters
Amorphis Skyforger
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Her
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Judgement
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Andy McKee Art of Motion
Baroness Blue Record
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory Twilight of the Gods
Be'lakor The Frail Tide
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Behemoth The Satanist
Ben Folds Rockin' The Suburbs
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Biffy Clyro Blackened Sky
Biffy Clyro Opposites
Bjork Vespertine
Bjork Debut
Borknagar The Olden Domain
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Burzum Burzum
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle La Gargola
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Cire Wholesale Buyout
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Cynic Traced in Air
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Dead Sara Dead Sara
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Deeds of Flesh Of What's to Come
Destrage The King is Fat'N'Old
Destroyer 666 Unchain The Wolves
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Epiclouder
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Dissection The Somberlain
Dog Fashion Disco Sweet Nothings
It ain't Adultery, but how could anyone reasonably follow that? It's fucking great in its own right. And so great to see these guys haven't lost their touch.
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater has its fair share of detractors (perhaps more than its fair share), many of whom complain of rLaBrie's vocal work killing the music for them. I have always been a huge LaBrie fan, and I would like to use rScenes from a Memory as the album to support my case. LaBrie shows off impressive range and dynamics over rthe course of this winding, nearly inarguable epic. But it isn't just James who clicks on this album; every bit of rthe music works like a puzzle, perhaps at first seeming challenging, confusing. However, eventually the pieces rall fall into place to create an absolutely stunning portrait. Scenes from a Memory is a classic in every sense of rthe word.
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
dredg El Cielo
dredg Catch Without Arms
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Emery The Question
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Emery We Do What We Want
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Empyrium Songs of Moors and Misty Fields
Empyrium Where at Night the Wood Grouse Plays
Epica Design Your Universe
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Esoteric Subconscious Dissolution into the Contin
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance
Evoken Antithesis of Light
Evoken A Caress of the Void
Evoken Atra Mors
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faith No More The Real Thing
Farmakon A Warm Glimpse
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Frank Turner England Keep My Bones
Gatling Beforemath
Ghost Brigade Isolation Songs
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gorgoroth Pentagram
Gorgoroth Under the Sign of Hell
Gris Il Etait une Foret...
Heaven Shall Burn Antigone
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
Hexvessel No Holier Temple
In Flames Colony
In Flames Whoracle
Inquisition Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
Insomnium In the Halls of Awaiting
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Jack's Mannequin Everything in Transit
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains Love Songs For The Apocalypse
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
King Crimson Lizard
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Lord Mantis Death Mask
This album will wreck your bowels and molest your family animal.
Lunar Aurora Elixir of Sorrow
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Ministry Psalm 69
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Minus the Bear Infinity Overhead
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
Why thank you for being so considerate, Moonsorrow. I would love to have a titty!
Moonsorrow Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa
My Dying Bride Songs Of Darkness, Words Of Light
My Dying Bride For Lies I Sire
Nightingale Invisible
Nightingale Nightfall Overture
Nocte Obducta Sequenzen einer Wanderung
Omnium Gatherum The Redshift
Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
OOMPH! Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute
Opeth Blackwater Park
Orden Ogan To The End
Our Lady Peace Gravity
Our Lady Peace Happiness...
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1
Pain of Salvation Road Salt One
If you ask me, this is one of their best albums. Pretty radical change in sound, definitely, but they're no the worse off for it. The songs are sometimes wonderfully aggressive, others intensely emotional, always memorable. Great album, from start to finish.
Poets of the Fall Signs of Life
Poets of the Fall Twilight Theater
Poets of the Fall Temple of Thought
Porcupine Tree Signify
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Protest the Hero Kezia
Revocation Revocation
Rishloo Eidolon
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Signals
Rush Clockwork Angels
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Scale the Summit The Collective
Shining One One One
Shining (SWE) I - Within Deep Dark Chambers
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Shining (SWE) IV - The Eerie Cold
Sixpence None the Richer Sixpence None the Richer
Snow Patrol Final Straw
Spock's Beard The Light
Steel Panther All You Can Eat
Steven Wilson Cover Version
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Summoning Oath Bound
Swans Children of God
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Swans The Seer
Sylvan Posthumous Silence
Symphony X Paradise Lost
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Further Out
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
I broke my toe to this album while brushing my teeth. I guess I'm lucky I didn't impale the back of my head on the toothbrush.
the GazettE DIM
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The National Alligator
The National High Violet
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine
Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits Orphans
Tom Waits Small Change
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Tool Aenima
Ulver Perdition City
Vomitory Opus Mortis VIII
William Fitzsimmons Lions
Wintersun Wintersun
Woe Quietly, Undramatically
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Woods of Desolation As the Stars
Woods of Ypres Against the Seasons
Woods of Ypres Pursuit Of The Sun & Allure Of the Earth
Woods of Ypres Woods IV: The Green Album
Yes Fragile

4.0 excellent
Accept Blood of the Nations
On second thought, I can definitely see what the hype's about.
Accept Stalingrad
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Allegaeon Fragments Of Form And Function
Amaranthe The Nexus
This is fast food right here. I know the quality may be questionable, but god damn it, it tastes so I good and I
can't stop eating it. It's Amaranthe's fault I'm obese.
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amorphis The Beginning of Times
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema Eternity
Anathema The Silent Enigma
Basilisk A Joyless March Through The Cold-Lands
Bathory Bathory
Bathory The Return......
Bathory Blood on Ice
Bathory Destroyer of Worlds
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Biffy Clyro Puzzle
Bjork Medulla
Blood Revolt Indoctrine
Borknagar Empiricism
Borknagar Epic
Borknagar Urd
Bull of Heaven 056: Return of Ghost Sheriff
Gorgeous looped post-rock build-up that never hits the crescendo. It's a great song to fall asleep to.
Burzum Belus
It isn't Filosofem (probably my favorite Burzum, although Hvis Lyset tar oss could give it a run for its money), but Belus is really quite excellent, one of the best black metal albums since the turn of the century. And something interesting - I find I like the music even more when I stare at the album cover. The image suits the music absolutely perfectly and seems to even enhance its effect.
Burzum Fallen
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Carcass Heartwork
Wow, you can tell the band really put lots of time and heart work into this album.
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Chimp Spanner At the Dream's Edge
Chord Flora
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Converge Jane Doe
Converge Axe to Fall
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange
Cynic Focus
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
Darkestrah Epos
Darkestrah The Great Silk Road
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darkthrone Ravishing Grimness
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Deathspell Omega Inquisitors Of Satan
Deathspell Omega Mass Grave Aesthetics
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Devy does the 80s, and he does it better than the 80s did.
Dissection Reinkaos
Dog Fashion Disco Anarchists of Good Taste
DragonForce The Power Within
Fuck me sideways with a broken broom handle, this is actually good.
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater Awake
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Edge of Sanity Infernal
Edge of Sanity The Spectral Sorrows
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Entombed Left Hand Path
Epica The Divine Conspiracy
Esoteric Metamorphogenesis
Esoteric The Pernicious Enigma
FACT In the Blink of an Eye
Fair to Midland The Carbon Copy Silver Lining
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Grave Into the Grave
Grave Burial Ground
Grave Endless Procession Of Souls
Gris A lame Enflammee, lame Constellee
Wow, this seems even Grisier than their last album.
Hail Spirit Noir Pneuma
Heaven Shall Burn Invictus (Iconoclast III)
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
Immortal Pure Holocaust
In Flames The Jester Race
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Insomnium Across the Dark
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kampfar Mare
King Crimson Red
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lifelover Erotik
Lunar Aurora Zyklus
Lunar Aurora Mond
Lunar Aurora Ars Moriendi
Macklemore The Unplanned Mixtape
Marduk Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon The Hunter
Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
Meshuggah obZen
At first, I was going to give this a 3.5, but then I listened to the fabulous instrumentation. And Bleed.
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Mongol Horde Mongol Horde
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
My Dying Bride Turn Loose the Swans
Nocte Obducta Nektar - Teil 2: Seen, Flüsse, Tagebücher
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
Obscura Omnivium
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Heritage
Origin Antithesis
Our Lady Peace Spiritual Machines
Pain of Salvation Be
Pain of Salvation Scarsick
Pain of Salvation Road Salt Two
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
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Porcupine Tree The Incident
The main, 55 minute, 14 movement title track is worth a 5 rating, easily. Unfortunately, the album's quality takes a severe dive on the second disk, which, while still an occasionally decent listen, is some of the weakest Porcupine Tree material ever recorded. Still, it's definitely a smaller portion of the record than The Incident (the song), so it doesn't bring down the album rating all that drastically.
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Rishloo Feathergun
Riverside Out of Myself
Rush Hemispheres
Scale the Summit The Migration
Senses Fail Still Searching
Septicflesh Communion
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Shining Grindstone
Shining In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster
Shining (SWE) II - Livets Andhallplats
Shining (SWE) Redefining Darkness
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
Slayer Hell Awaits
Snow Patrol Eyes Open
Steel Panther Feel the Steel
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Swans The Great Annihilator
Testament The New Order
Testament The Legacy
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Pineapple Thief Tightly Unwound
The Prodigy Invaders Must Die
The Script Science & Faith
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
thorr's hammer Dommedagsnatt
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thursday Full Collapse
Tom Waits Blue Valentine
Tom Waits Bone Machine
Tom Waits Alice
Tom Waits Blood Money
Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner
Tom Waits The Black Rider
Tool Salival
I'll slide a mile six inches at a time on Maynard's dick.
Tool 10,000 Days
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Vertical Horizon Everything You Want
Vomitory Primal Massacre
Vomitory Carnage Euphoria
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Wood Spider In the Thick of It
Woods of Desolation Toward the Depths
Woods of Ypres Woods III: Deepest Roots and Darkest Blu
Xasthur The Funeral of Being
Zyklon Disintegrate

3.5 great
65daysofstatic The Destruction of Small Ideas
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
All That Remains Overcome
Allegaeon Formshifter
Amebix Arise!
Amon Amarth Versus the World
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Amorphis Am Universum
Amorphis Tuonela
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Vital
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Anthrax Persistence of Time
Arch Enemy Stigmata
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth Evangelion
Ben Folds Songs for Silverman
Ben Folds Way To Normal
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Biffy Clyro Only Revolutions
This album receives far too much flak from long-standing fans of Biffy Clyro, and while this (as well as their previous album, Puzzle) are great departures from what their earlier releases, taken in it's own right Only Revolutions is a fantastically well-made album on all fronts. All the instruments are handled with an almost cinematic flair, Simon Neil's vocal performance is marvelous throughout, and the songs themselves are a distinct cut above the average rock radio fare. My personal favorite track at the moment would be Whoreses, but they all so strong that I find that statement fluctuates by the day. This is album is without a doubt a departure from the Biffy Clyro of the best, but it manages to maintain the brilliance of those albums, and quite frankly, isn't that the most important way for a band to stay the same?
Brand New Daisy
Burzum Sol austan, Mani vestan
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Circa Survive Violent Waves
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Dark Funeral The Secrets of the Black Arts
Dark Tranquillity Character
Darkthrone Total Death
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deicide Once Upon the Cross
Deicide Legion
Demiurg Slakthus Gamleby
Destrage Are You Kidding Me? No.
Dog Fashion Disco Committed to a Bright Future
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Edge of Sanity Unorthodox
Edge of Sanity Nothing But Death Remains
Emery The Weak's End
Epica Consign to Oblivion
Epica The Phantom Agony
Epica Requiem for the Indifferent
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Genesis Foxtrot
Gojira Terra Incognita
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorgoroth Incipit Satan
Gorgoroth Antichrist
Heaven Shall Burn Deaf to Our Prayers
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
Immortal All Shall Fall
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
Incubus Make Yourself
Incubus Morning View
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest Painkiller
Katatonia Dead End Kings
King Diamond Abigail
King Diamond The Eye
Korn Korn
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Le Grand Guignol The Great Maddening
Manowar Battle Hymns
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Minus the Bear Omni
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Dying Bride A Line Of Deathless Kings
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Nightingale White Darkness
Nirvana In Utero
Heart Shaped Box single-handedly brought the score up.
Omnium Gatherum Stuck on Snakes Way
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Watershed
Origin Entity
Our Lady Peace Clumsy
Persefone Shin-Ken
Poets of the Fall Revolution Roulette
Protest the Hero Fortress
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Red Fang Murder the Mountains
Revocation Existence Is Futile
Revocation Chaos of Forms
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rise Against Endgame
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Rush Power Windows
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Shining Where the Ragged People Go
Shining (SWE) VII: Fodd Forlorare
Snow Patrol A Hundred Million Suns
Testament The Gathering
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Monolith Deathcult Tetragrammaton
The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
The Safety Fire Mouth Of Swords
The Script The Script
The White Stripes Elephant
The White Stripes Icky Thump
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm
Thorns Thorns
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice Major/Minor
Tom Waits Franks Wild Years
Tom Waits Real Gone
Tom Waits Foreign Affairs
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Urfaust Der freiwillige Bettler
Venom Black Metal
Vomitory Raped In Their Own Blood
Watain Lawless Darkness
Woods of Desolation Sorh
Yes Relayer

3.0 good
Abnormality Contaminating the Hive Mind
Accept Metal Heart
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
It isn't a very good album, but definitely better than its follow-ups, and I'll always have Nancy the Tavern Wench as a guilty pleasure to fall back on.
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite
Allegaeon. Stay tuned for the upcoming one track EP: Have a Mars Bar!
Amon Amarth The Avenger
Anaal Nathrakh Eschaton
Anaal Nathrakh Domine Non Es Dignus
Anberlin New Surrender
Andy McKee The Gates of Gnomeria
Anthrax Among the Living
Anthrax Worship Music
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Bathory Nordland II
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Botch We Are the Romans
Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
Cannibal Corpse is a decent band, but there have been many bands from the Florida death metal scene that are so much better than them. As it is, they're distinctly average.
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Converge You Fail Me
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Darkthrone Goatlord
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Grips The Money Store
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Around the Fur
Deicide Deicide
Deicide Till Death Do Us Part
Deicide In the Minds of Evil
OH MY GOD! THIS WAS A SHOCKER TO HEAR! It totally sounds like every single other album Deicide has ever made ever. And then there's that part where he growls all in the same key (hint: it's every part.) But I can still beat my head against a desk to it, so I guess it balances out.
Demiurg The Hate Chamber
Destroyer 666 Cold Steel...for an Iron Age
Dream Theater Octavarium
The first 7 songs are some of the worst Dream Theater's written, but the closing title track is just so
phenomenal, I find it bringing up for the score of the lackluster, if not inherently bad, album.
Edge of Sanity Cryptic
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Emperor Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
Esoteric Epistemological Despondency
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More Introduce Yourself
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High
Genesis Duke
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
Gojira The Link
Grand Magus Triumph and Power
HORSE the band Desperate Living
Hour of Penance The Vile Conception
Impaled Nazarene Suomi Finland Perkele
Impaled Nazarene Absence of War Does Not Mean Peace
Impaled Nazarene All That You Fear
Inquisition Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient
Judas Priest Jugulator
Kataklysm Serenity in Fire
Kayo Dot Coyote
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic
King Diamond ''Them''
Korn Follow the Leader
Kvelertak Meir
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Leviathan Tentacles of Whorror
Lifelover Pulver
Marduk Dark Endless
Mayhem Chimera
My Dying Bride Like Gods of the Sun
My Dying Bride The Light at the End of the World
Necrophagist Epitaph
Neuraxis Trilateral Progression
Nirvana Nevermind
Oranssi Pazuzu Valonielu
I just don't know...something about this particular band I've never been able to enjoy. I feel like I should, but I can respect the songwriting more than I can appreciate it.
Primitive Man Scorn
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Riverside Rapid Eye Movement
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Rush
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Presto
Senses Fail Let It Enfold You
Septicflesh Sumerian Daemons
Shining Sweet Shanghai Devil
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slint Tweez
Tweez is to Slint what On Avery Island is to Neutral Milk Hotel
Spock's Beard Day For Night
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Pineapple Thief All the Wars
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Tool Undertow
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver Svidd Neger
Venom Welcome to Hell
Vomitory Redemption
Warbringer Worlds Torn Asunder
Watain Sworn to The Dark
Watain The Wild Hunt
Wintersun Time I
Yes The Yes Album

2.5 average
65daysofstatic We Were Exploding Anyway
Accept Restless and Wild
All That Remains This Darkened Heart
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
The Joy of Motion, or Tosin Abasi writes another wank album without a trace of emotion and hopes soulless technical playing and an occasional groove will get him by, Pt. III
Bad Salad Uncivilized
Bathory Requiem
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning
Ben Folds Lonely Avenue
Black Sabbath 13
Borknagar Quintessence
Borknagar The Archaic Course
Brutal Truth Sounds of the Animal Kingdom
Burzum Det Som Engang Var
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Circa Survive Juturna
Circle of Dead Children Psalm Of The Grand Destroyer
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Dark Funeral Attero Totus Sanctus
Dark Funeral Diabolis Interium
Dark Funeral Angelus Exuro pro Eternus
Darkseed Poison Awaits
Deeds of Flesh Path of the Weakening
Deeds of Flesh Mark of the Legion
Deftones Adrenaline
Deicide The Stench of Redemption
Deicide To Hell With God
Demilich Nespithe
Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man
It's not offensively bad or anything, but god damn, everything sounds so generic that I may as well just eat Saltine crackers.
DorDeDuh Dar De Duh
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Systematic Chaos is one of the two stumbles in Dream Theater's rather illustrious career. (The other being When Dream and Day Unite, before they even acquired James LaBrie as a vocalist.) Certain songs are pretty well done, especially the Ministry of Lost Souls, but many other tracks grow exceedingly tedious after only a few listens.
Drifting Icon Submerged in the Andromeda
Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline
Dying Fetus War of Attrition
Ex Deo Romulus
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Folkearth By the Sword of my Father
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
God Forbid Gone Forever
God Forbid Earthsblood
God Is An Astronaut Origins
This album is basically the ramen noodles of post rock.
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godflesh Songs of Love and Hate
Gorgoroth Destroyer
Hour of Penance Paradogma
Iced Earth Dystopia
Iced Earth Plagues of Babylon
Immortal Battles in the North
Immortal Blizzard beasts
Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Impaled Nazarene Ugra-Karma
Impaled Nazarene Pro Patria Finlandia
Incubus Light Grenades
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
King Diamond Conspiracy
King Diamond The Graveyard
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Untitled
Lamb of God Resolution
Liturgy Aesthethica
I listen to this album, and an hour later have forgotten that it exists.
Marduk Panzer Division Marduk
Mayhem Grand Declaration of War
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Death Magnetic
My Chemical Romance Danger Days...
Neuraxis The Thin Line Between
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Oranssi Pazuzu Muukalainen Puhuu
Oranssi Pazuzu Kosmonument
Our Lady Peace Naveed
Periphery Periphery
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Senses Fail The Fire
Shadows Fall The Art of Balance
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Spawn of Possession Noctambulant
Spiral Architect A Sceptic's Universe
Steel Panther Balls Out
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Testament Souls of Black
The Agonist Lullabies For the Dormant Mind
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The National The National
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Nuclear, Sad, Nuclear
The Script #3
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
Thergothon Stream From The Heavens
Its contextual importance in the field of funeral doom far surpasses its actual quality. Thergothon gets credit purely because of when they released the album. Unlike Skepticism, where the music itself is incredibly well done, emotional funeral doom, this is more Until Death Overtakes Me plodding boilerplate funeral doom.
Thrice Beggars
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Beethoven's Last Night
Ulver Lyckantropen Themes
Vale of Pnath The Prodigal Empire
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Venom At War With Satan
Woe Of Tyrants Threnody
Yes Going for the One

2.0 poor
AC/DC The Razor's Edge
AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute You
Accept Balls to the Wall
Accept Russian Roulette
Adagio Dominate
Akercocke Antichrist
All That Remains For We Are Many
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony
Bathory Octagon
Behemoth Satanica
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
Borknagar Origin
Borknagar Universal
Botch American Nervoso
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy
Darkthrone The Cult Is Alive
Darkthrone Dark Thrones and Black Flags
Deicide Insineratehymn
Deicide Scars Of The Crucifix
Demons and Wizards Touched by the Crimson King
Despised Icon Day of Mourning
Destruction Spiritual Genocide
Devourment Conceived in Sewage
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Entombed Morning Star
Entombed Wolverine Blues
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Faith No More We Care a Lot
Genesis Invisible Touch
God Forbid IV: Constitution of Treason
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
HammerFall Crimson Thunder
Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
Immortal Damned In Black
Impaled Nazarene Rapture
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn Issues
Lana Del Rey Born to Die
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Manowar The Triumph of Steel
Manowar Kings of Metal
Manowar Battle Hymns MMXI
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Mayhem Ordo Ad Chao
Motorhead Rock 'N' Roll
Our Lady Peace Burn Burn
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Petition: Put the best fucking review ever back, because Charles Dickens wishes he could right as fucking eloquently
as "but I don't wear a hat so they can suck my dick" and the part about gurgling cum.
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Senses Fail Life Is Not A Waiting Room
Senses Fail Renacer
Snow Patrol Fallen Empires
Spawn of Possession Cabinet
Symphony X Iconoclast
The Agonist The Escape
The Dead Weather Horehound
The Ethereal From Funeral Skies
This is basically funeral doom if you cut out all the atmosphere. If you want to listen to thin droning guitars and deep gutturals without any substance to back it up whatsoever, than oh boy, have The Ethereal got an album for you!
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina - The Machines of God
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza II: The Electric Boogaloo
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza III: Series Of Unfortunate Events
Thrice Identity Crisis
Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
Universum Mortuus Machina
Urfaust Geist Ist Teufel
Urfaust Verräterischer, Nichtswürdiger Geist
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
Warbringer War Without End
Woodkid The Golden Age
Xasthur Telepathic With The Deceased
Xerath II
The instrumentation on this album is passable. The vocals are nothing to write home about, but they don't kill the music either. Generally, combining these two elements would provide a 2.5 average rating, maybe a low 3. But the songwriting on II is just so goddamn boring, I don't remember anything about the music just played mere seconds before. This stuff could be hospital anesthetic for brain surgery. Too heavy to lull you to sleep, but it puts you in quite the stupor.
Yes 90125
Yes Big Generator

1.5 very poor
After The Burial In Dreams
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Alestorm Back Through Time
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
As I Lay Dying Awakened
Dear Chris Brown, this is how it's done. Eat your heart out.
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me has been steadily growing on me throughout my time on this site, and by now, I can fully say that I adore Colors, The Great Misdirect, Alaska, and the Silent Circus. But this eponymous debut continues in its astounding ability to hold absolutely nothing of interest. One of the most disappointing releases by an otherwise excellent band out there today.
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones
Whelp, this was about as good as I had expected it to be.
Brain Drill Apocalyptic Feasting
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Conducting From The Grave Conducting from the Grave
Darkthrone Sardonic Wrath
Darkthrone F.O.A.D.
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Emery I'm Only A Man
Evile Enter the Grave
Evile Infected Nations
Foster the People Torches
These motherfuckers better hope that their pumped-up kicks can run faster than my bullet.
fun. Some Nights
Genesis Genesis
God Forbid Equilibrium
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
In Flames Come Clarity
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
King Diamond House of God
Korn See You on the Other Side
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Manowar Gods of War
Metallica Reload
Jesus, Metallica, wasn't blowing your load once enough?
Michael Franti and Spearhead All Rebel Rockers
Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will...
Mindless Self Indulgence How I Learned to Stop Giving A Shit and Love MSI
Nirvana Bleach
Our Lady Peace Healthy In Paranoid Times
Praxis Metatron
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Santana Supernatural
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slipknot Slipknot
Spawn of Possession Incurso
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
The Agonist Once Only Imagined
The Agonist Prisoners
The Color Morale Know Hope
The Crystal Method Divided By Night
The Haunted The Haunted
The Haunted The Haunted Made Me Do It
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
The Prodigy Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
The newest deathcore gods prove that they can play lotz of the chugs, and do the double bass, and sound almost exactly like every other deathcore band you've ever hard. Innovation!
Tuck From Hell Thrashing
Vampire Weekend Contra
Watchtower Control and Resistance
Wormed Planisphaerium
Xasthur Subliminal Genocide
Xasthur Defective Epitaph
Xerath Xerath I

1.0 awful
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day to Remember Homesick
Abandon All Ships Geeving
Abiotic Symbiosis
Accept Eat the Heat
Accept Breaker
After The Burial Rareform
After The Burial Wolves Within
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Jesus H. Christ, what the fuck happened? And I even enjoy Overcome.
Benny Benassi Hypnotica
Blondie Parallel Lines
Body Count Body Count
Body Count has absolutely no reason to exist. I won't go into the beyond annoying instrumentals, the absolutely terrible vocals, the excruciatingly boring and simplistic writing...rI won't go into it, because there's only one thing that needs to be taken away from this. It doesn't work, on any number of levels. It's layer upon layer of crimes against the music industry (what with the members and the subject matter, perhaps they were attempting some criminal activity). It all culminates in an Inception-like mindscrew made up of nightmares and ear-gouging.
Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days
Brain Drill Quantum Catastrophe
Take a bunch of instruments, and throw them in a blender. Now mash those suckers up into an un-discernible mush, while recording the sound that results. Go ahead, I'll wait. rRight, you're back. Congratulations, you have just created your own home-made Brain Drill album, without any 10 dollar purchase price! (Note: Homemade replication of any other questionable substances may result in police interference in your hidden laboratory.)
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
Cephalotripsy Uterovaginal Insertion of Extirpated Anomalies
This is it, right here. Probably the single worst album I have had the misfortune to encounter.
Devourment Molesting the Decapitated
Dying Fetus Stop at Nothing
Entombed Uprising
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Genesis Abacab
Hope For The Dying Dissimulation
Jake Bugg Shangri La
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Dear Fred Durst: I understand you've been doing you're thing for awhile now, and it's made you some poorly earned cash, but there comes a time in every band's life when they just need to Fuck off, and you're far past that point by now. Haven't you ruined enough lives?
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
M.I.A. Kala
Metallica St. Anger
I thought Sainthood was supposed to involve evidence of miracles. In that respect, I should be the one getting canonized here for making it through this pile of shit.
Metallica Load
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm with You
Rings of Saturn Embryonic Anomaly
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
Shadows Fall Retribution
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
The Browning Burn This World
The Browning Hypernova
Whitechapel Whitechapel
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