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Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAtheist Unquestionable PresenceUnique, beautiful, progressive, breathtaking, and unquestionably perfect. Atheist's sophomore album Unquestionable Presence is metal gold. The songs never drag and are always finding ways to keep a listener's most dedicated attention. Fans of death metal, progressive metal, thrash metal, jazz, and just music in general should check this out if they want a nice treat. If you're a metal-skeptic, this might just be the best album to change your perspective on the whole unclean vocal / crazy guitar thing.Coldplay Viva La VidaHoly shit Death The Sound of PerseveranceHammock Chasing After Shadows...Living with the GhostsOn Chasing After Shadows..., Hammock combine the best elements of their previous releases to create yet another classic. It is as uplifting as Kenotic and includes all the essential post-rock material that can be found on Raising Your Voice.... They even find themselves adding unique material not heard on (or barely heard on) previous records. A good example of this might be the orchestral sound on tracks such as "In the Nothing of a Night" and "Little Fly / Mouchette." In addition, Marc Byrd's vocals are the best they have ever been. All things considered, this album is a true post-rock classic.Hammock The Sleep-Over Series (Volume 1)Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IVMisery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum HeartNegura Bunget OMSteve Roach Dreamtime ReturnStrapping Young Lad AlienWhen Devin Townsend started writing / releasing music as Strapping Young Lad, part of his initial goal was to create musical insanity. While City was crazy and definitely unique, something still wasn't right. The band split up for a bit and later reformed to release a much more death metal oriented self-titled album. Still, this wasn't exactly what Devin and the gang needed.
In 2004, things obviously started falling into place the way they were meant to. It was 2005 that saw the release of SYL's crushing album Alien. The lyrics are quirky and humorous all while remaining necessary to the music, the guitar work is far more progressive and extreme, and the drumming and vocals are the best they have ever been. It is this album that allowed Devin to accomplish his initial goal of achieving musical insanity.Talk Talk Laughing StockThursday War All the Time4.5 superbAnberlin CitiesArcade Fire FuneralBaroness Blue RecordLove this album so much. It is much less sludgy and much more psychedelic in a good way. While there isn't really a single track as engaging as "Isak" or "Wanderlust", only engaging moments, the album as a whole is a beautiful piece of art. So much improvement from all the musicians.Bjork VespertineBrand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside MeThe Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me is an album filled with emotion and topped of with more beautiful emotion. When it isn't, it's an album filled with emotion and topped off with lots of fun. The music here is purely essential for any fan of alternative indie / post hardcore. Now please, be quiet, and listen to the stories Brand New have for you...Burial UntrueBurial KindredChris Isaak Forever BlueCircle Takes The Square As the Roots UndoConverge Jane DoeConverge Axe to FallCryptopsy None So VileDark Tranquillity The GalleryDave Matthews Band Under The Table And DreamingDeath HumanDeath Cab for Cutie TransatlanticismDevin Townsend TerriaIf you are big on the 60-80s era of prog rock (Pink Floyd, King Crimson) and 90s prog metal (Tool, Dream Theater), then there is a big chance you'll be a sucker for Terria. Terria is an all around amazing progressive album, minus a few small flaws, one of which is that certain guitar solos are too quiet to fully appreciate. The other flaw is Devin's lyrics, sometimes being a little too silly to actually take seriously. Devin was never known solely for his lyric writing skills, but this release is probably his worst offence. Otherwise, a practically perfect album that started the new millennium with a rather significant bang.Dismember Like an Everflowing StreamEvergrey Recreation DayThis is definitely Evergrey's most powerful album. Englund plays and sings like the master he is, pouring every ounce of his soul into the music. From the technical riffs of "The Great Deceiver" to the stomping flow of "Unforgivable," listeners may have a hard time picking their jaw back up after giving this a spin.Genesis Selling England by the PoundHammock KenoticHammock Departure SongsI was beginning to forget what Heaven sounded likeJimmy Eat World FuturesJimmy Eat World Bleed AmericanKarnivool ThemataDear Lord, I think I am in love. Karnivool, one of the many progressive bands that Australia has been dumping out lately, have really crafted something else here. Themata is all one could ask for in a alternative prog album. The vocals are amazing and all the instruments fall into place perfectly. It's already astonishing Karnivool was able to pull it off so excellently, but on their debut? Inconceivable. Well, until now of course.Led Zeppelin Houses of the HolyLed Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IIILost In The Trees A Church That Fits Our NeedsM83 Hurry Up, We're DreamingMastodon LeviathanMeshuggah Nothing [Re-release]Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded WestOpeth Still LifePaul Simon GracelandPearl Jam TenPeter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Melt)Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long AfterPorcupine Tree Stupid DreamR.E.M. ReckoningR.E.M. Automatic For the PeopleRadiohead OK ComputerRadiohead The BendsRefused The Shape of Punk to ComeRogue Wave Out Of The Shadow"Everything was perfect until you came along."Snowmine Laminate Pet AnimalSteve Roach Structures from SilenceSystem of a Down ToxicityTalk Talk Spirit of EdenTalk Talk is slowly becoming my favorite band. Spirit Of Eden is an album that lands just short of perfection while also finds itself flying far ahead of the game. Tears For Fears Songs From The Big ChairThursday No DevolucionNo Devolucion is a perfect way to say goodbye. Stay true.Tool AenimaTranscending Bizarre? The Four ScissorsUnderoath Cries of the PastUnderoath Define the Great Line4.0 excellent7 Angels 7 Plagues Jhazmyne's LullabyArmor For Sleep What To Do When You Are DeadThis album is amazing. It brings back some memories of the high school days we all had when we would listen to nothing but emotional hardcore songs. What's amazing about this album is that I have not even heard it before this past week and it has the ability to take me back to such a time. If you are looking for some good alt rock / post-hardcore, this should not let you down.As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between UsAt the Gates Slaughter of the SoulAtheist Piece of TimeAtomic Skunk Binary ScenesBaroness Red Album"If you're a male living in Georgia, there's a 90% chance that you're in a sludge metal band." - some guy on YouTube
This album rules. Enough said.Bjork HomogenicBjork PostBjork DebutBullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, FireCephalic Carnage Misled by CertaintyColdplay ParachutesCrystalic PersistenceDeath Individual Thought PatternsDeath Cab for Cutie PlansDemon Hunter The TriptychDevin Townsend Ocean Machine: BiomechEnvy AbyssalEnvy A Dead Sinking StoryEphel Duath The Painter's PaletteEvergrey Glorious CollisionVocals are just as amazing as, if not better than, those on Torn. Rikard is making a comeback from the previous two releases. The only real issue is the missing sound that gave them a unique form of progressive metal they had on their earlier releases, especially Recreation Day. Evergrey In Search Of TruthEvergrey Solitude Dominance TragedyExplosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead PlaceFinch Say Hello to SunshineFleet Foxes Helplessness BluesFoo Fighters The Colour and the ShapeFuneral for a Friend HoursHours is definitely the essential Funeral For A Friend album. It contains some of the band's top singles and is a great transition album between the post-hardcore / emo sound they once bore and the alternative rock sound they've begun to explore on their third release.Funeral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell ThemselvesFuneral For A Friend were not lost at sea here. They were simply just exploring the vast ocean of opportunities they had yet to discover. Overall, quite an enjoyable listen.Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home ArmageddonGay For Johnny Depp What Doesn't Kill You, Eventually Kills YouGojira The Way of All FleshGojira From Mars To SiriusGojira are one of the few death metal bands as of late that I can say are unique and doing something new and creative. From Mars To Sirius is certainly the band's best release to date and will please metalheads of all sorts in one way or another.Hammock Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an EchoHammock Maybe They Will Sing for Us TomorrowHammock Chasing After Shadows... (Outtakes)Hammock Stranded Under Endless SkyHammock Longest YearIn Flames Lunar StrainIncubus Morning ViewJack Anthony DisasterJack Wall Myst IV: Revelation SoundtrackLed Zeppelin Led ZeppelinM83 Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost GhostsMassive Attack ProtectionMastodon Crack the SkyeMastodon The HunterMeshuggah obZenMeshuggah Destroy Erase ImproveMeshuggah NothingMeshuggah ChaosphereMisery Signals ControllerNecromanther Between Mankind and ExtinctionNecrophagist Onset of PutrefactionNightrage Descent Into ChaosOf Monsters and Men My Head is an AnimalOm Mani ApologyOpeth Blackwater ParkOpeth Ghost ReveriesOpeth HeritageWhen Opeth wrote Heritage, they risked losing (or at least disappointing) a large portion of their fanbase. After the release, many of Opeth's fans started losing faith. The ones that remained loyal and interested in the new sound were left with a very nice treat.Opeth My Arms, Your HearsePeter Gabriel UpPeter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Car)OMG PETER GABRIEL I AM SO SORRY I EVER GAVE YOU A 2 PLEASE FORGIVE ME NOOOOOOOOOPeter Gabriel SoPierre Esteve Atlantis 2: Beyond Atlantis SoundtrackPorcupine Tree In AbsentiaPortal SeepiaJust wish the production quality would be a bit more advanced. If it were, the guitar riffs would be much easier to appreciate, and it would be much closer to being the classic it has the potential of being.Radiohead Kid ARiver City Extension Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your AngerRogue Wave Descended Like VulturesRush Clockwork AngelsSchool For The Dead A Telephone Built for TwoSecret And Whisper Teenage FantasyShearwater RookSoilwork The Chainheart MachineStrapping Young Lad CityDefinitely an amazing album. Even though I do not consider it their best album, it is definitely the definitive SYL album. There is a wide variety of music here; there is music for the thrash lovers, the industrial lovers, the melodic lovers, and the flat out insanity lovers.rRecommended tracks: "All Hail the New Flesh", "Detox", "Home Nucleonics"Suicide Silence No Time to BleedSybreed Slave DesignSystem of a Down MezmerizeThe Devin Townsend Band Accelerated EvolutionThe Devin Townsend Band SynchestraThe Devin Townsend Project AddictedThe Hotel Year It Never Goes OutThe Psyke Project ApneaThrice The Artist In The AmbulanceThursday A City By the Light DividedTool LateralusTool 10,000 DaysTranscending Bizarre? The Serpent's ManifoldsTurboweekend Ghost Of A ChanceUnderoath DisambiguationUntil June Sound of DefeatDamn. This needs to be longer. Until June Young and FoolishVerse AggressionWeathertunes Palm Beach3.5 greatA Perfect Circle Mer de NomsA Perfect Circle's debut album, Mer De Noms, is beyond enjoyable, and at the points where it is good, it's really fucking good. However, album is balanced between shining moments and weaker moments concerning it's songs. Also, Maynard forces his vocals too much several times here. Listen to this a few times, and most likely you will see what I'm getting at. A Skylit Drive She Watched The SkyAnal Cunt I Like It When You DieAnathema Weather SystemsAs I Lay Dying The Powerless RiseAsphyxia Sense Of DecayI'm not a fan of techno, but this is stuff I can dig. After a while, it may feel as though it loses energy, but otherwise it is a great album. My favorites: Obliterate My Fate, End of it All, Santa Tecnologia, Sense of DecayAttack! Attack! (UK) The Latest FashionAugust Burns Red ConstellationsAutopilot Off Make A SoundBjork BiophiliaBjork MedúllaBorn of Osiris A Higher PlaceBrand New Deja EntenduBring Me The Horizon There Is A Hell, Believe Me I've Seen ItThe kind of "holy shit" you weren't expectingBurning Skies Murder By Means Of ExistenceByla BylaFor many people, this will be exactly what they were looking for: experimental, relaxing, masterful. Byla's self titled may tend to drag a little bit at points, but for the most part manages to catch itself before causing any serious damage. Chris Isaak Mr. LuckyColdplay A Rush of Blood to the HeadCopeland You Are My SunshineDark Tranquillity SkydancerDeath SymbolicWhile Symbolic contains some of the band's most non-energetic riffs and weakest musical composure out of the band's final four albums (the four albums that made Death well known to a wide audience), it is definitely one of their most unique and influential releases. Also, Chuck's vocals are at a true high here.Destroy The Runner I, LuciferDevin Townsend PhysicistSeriously, a great album. Just wish the quality was a bit better and there were more lyrics. Otherwise, hella unique.Envy Insomniac DozeEnvy / Jesu Envy/Jesu Split EpFuneral for a Friend Memory and HumanityNo longer part of a major label, Funeral For A Friend is free to have as much fun with their music as they please. Maybe they could have done a somewhat better job of doing so on Memory And Humanity; regardless, this album is still very enjoyable.Genesis TrespassDamn, I love me some folk! I really just wish that this album was much more powerful.Gojira The LinkGojira L'Enfant SauvageOf course, Gojira will never write a bad album. Hell, I even bet that their poop is solid. I just expected this to be a little bit more out there.Hammock North West East SouthHammock The Sleepover Series Vol. 1 (Remastered)PLEASE BE AWARE that the remastered version actually lacks a track (originally track two, between "Moon Through the Branches" and "Dropping Off") that contributed to the album's feel/flow greatly. The remastered version of The Sleepover Series Vol. 1 is still amazing, but you should really check out the original.Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were LonelyWith If Only You Were Lonely, Hawthorne Heights acheive their goal in music the best that they probably will ever be able to. Even though it's far off from perfection, it's still a great album. Definitely good for those dark teen years we all have.In Mourning Shrouded DivineA great debut by a band that is just getting started. On Shrouded Divine, In Mourning express numerous influences from other bands that are all well placed. Even though there is room for improvement, In Mourning prove that they have the potential to improve in the future.
Recommended listens: "Amnesia," "The Black Lodge," "Past October Skies (The Black Lodge Revisited)"Iselia Life From Dead LimbsJack Wall Myst III: Exile SoundtrackJimmy Eat World Chase This LightJob for a Cowboy RuinationRuination crushes anything that Job For A Cowboy has previously released. The album is far from being the perfect death metal record (obviously), but it's still nice to know that the band is now making some decent contributions to the genre, regardless of how minor they are.Karnivool Sound AwakeLed Zeppelin Physical GraffitiLinkin Park MeteoraMatchbook Romance VoicesMeshuggah KolossWhile not totally living up to the hype or previous releases, Koloss is a true Meshuggah album, and a true Meshuggah album is always a great album.Misery Signals MirrorsOf Machines As If Everything Was Held In PlaceOpeth WatershedOpeth DamnationParkway Drive Deep BluePeriphery Periphery (Instrumental)Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Security)Pink Floyd Wish You Were HerePink Floyd The Dark Side of the MoonPortal SwarthAwesome band makes awesome album with awesome music. What more is there to say?Puscifer Conditions of My ParoleRadiohead In RainbowsRelease the Sunbird Imaginary SummerRootwater VisionismSaosin In Search Of Solid GroundIn Search of Solid Ground shows that Saosin are just continuing to be what people thought of them as since the release of their self-titled debut back in '06: a band that makes weird music in comparison to the rest of their contemporaries in the post-hardcore business. In fact, the group seems to be subltly edging away from the wild post-hardcore elements distinctly present on their prior releases and settling down with a more progressive / alternative rock-esque sound (ex. "Changing", "The Alarming Sound of a Still Small Voice"). In the end, the final product is really good. Though "In Search of Solid Ground" lacks some of the powerful moments both Translating the Name and Saosin have, the album is quite possibly Saosin's most consistent release to date. Nothing wrong with that.Saosin SaosinIt's hard to write new and original music while trying to please your fan base at the same time, especially when your band has a new member, especially when the new member is the lead vocalist. Thankfully, Saosin aren't exactly like every other band. Sure, the band's self-titled debut did tend to upset a handful of listeners; however, that particular handful of people probably had their ears set on a purely emo / post-hardcore album instead of a rather fun collection of alt-rock influenced Saosin songs.School For The Dead The New YouSchool For The Dead The Chain CDEach and every song here is awesome. If only it were longer than an EP.Soilwork The Panic BroadcastSonic Syndicate Eden FireSteve Roach Arc of PassionSteve Roach Back to LifeStrapping Young Lad Strapping Young LadStutterfly Broken In PiecesSybreed AntaresThe Devin Townsend Project GhostThe Naked and Famous Passive Me, Aggressive YouThe Psyke Project Dead StormThe Used The UsedThe Used ArtworkThe Used rebuild from their failure that was Lies For The Liars and return with Artwork, an album that can (and should) easily restore one's faith in the band.The Used VulnerableDon't let the "electronic rock" tag fool you. In fact, it was barely noticeable, and when it is it seems necessary and fitting. Vulnerable just proves that The Used still know how to have fun and not release the same thing over and over again.Thebleedingalarm Beauty in DestructionThree Days Grace One-XThrice Major/MinorThrice BeggarsThursday Common ExistenceThursday Full CollapseTim Larkin Uru: Ages Beyond Myst SoundtrackTool UndertowTool OpiateTRUSTcompany Dreaming In Black and WhiteTurboweekend Night ShiftTurboweekend Fault LinesUnderoath Lost in the Sound of SeparationUntil June Until JuneWar of Ages Arise and ConquerYellowcard Southern Air3.0 goodAll That Remains The Fall of IdealsIt's good, and that's really all you can ask for from a melodic metalcore band. However, I have to hand it to them, they really know how to make something destined to be wildy generic mildly interesting.All That Remains OvercomeAnal Cunt Picnic of LoveAnberlin New SurrenderAnberlin Blueprints For The Black MarketAutopilot Off Looking UpBeliever TranshumanBeneath the Massacre DystopiaBlessthefall AwakeningIs it just me, or is the band starting to sound as if they are trying to sound like As I Lay Dying? Regardless, this album is pretty good. Definitely better than their previous album.Blessthefall His Last WalkThis was definitely a rather unique album for it's time with all the other Christian post-hardcore / metalcore albums being released. The music on Blessthefall's debut His Last Walk is pretty catchy and, to some extent, fairly original. And while Craig Mabbitt, lead singer of the band at the time, has one of the most annoying voices imaginable, it's quite obvious to conclude based on the albums to follow that he was one of the band's driving forces.Bon Iver Bon IverThis album starts of amazing, but ends up losing itself along the way. Still a great listen.Bullet For My Valentine The PoisonBurning Skies DesolationCryptopsy Once Was NotDimmu Borgir AbrahadabraEvergrey TornEvergrey The Inner CircleEvergrey The Dark DiscoveryFleet Foxes Fleet FoxesFoo Fighters Foo FightersFuneral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in ConversationThis album can definitely bring back some crazy memories. The music itself, however, isn't the band's best. Gojira Terra IncognitaHammock Asleep in the DownlightsIt's amazing how low quality Hammock is still quality music.In Flames Reroute to RemainIn Flames The Jester RaceIncubus If Not Now, When?This isn't Incubus, but it's something. Jack Anthony Spirits and the Scattered ScreenJack Anthony Cue the CloudsJob for a Cowboy DemonocracyKing Crimson In the Court of the Crimson KingIt only takes two songs to make an album worth the listen, especially when there are only five songs on the album and both the songs are over six minutes long. "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "In the Court of the Crimson King" are outstanding songs, but everything in between is barely memorable.Led Zeppelin In Through The Out DoorLike Rats Like RatsFor now, this gets a 3. I do feel like it will grow on me though...Linkin Park A Thousand SunsLinkin Park Hybrid TheoryM83 Saturdays=YouthNecrophagist EpitaphNightrage Wearing a Martyrs CrownNightrage InsidiousNightrage Sweet VengeanceNirvana In UteroOwl City Of JuneOwl City Shooting StarParkway Drive Killing With A SmilePeter Gabriel UsPoor Moon IllusionPortal OutreI don't know what to think of this... It's a good album, and great to listen to if you need something really dark, but it has nothing on their other two albums.R.E.M. Collapse Into NowRadiohead Hail to the ThiefRishloo Terras FamesRobyn Miller Riven SoundtrackRobyn Miller's soundtrack for the second game in the Myst franchise is much different than the one he created for the first. While all the songs on the previous album were all very different from one another, the tracks on Riven's soundtrack follow a much more consistent formula which, at times, comes across as repetitive. Keep in mind, these songs were meant to serve as background sounds that created a dark atmosphere for the game. When pulled away from the game, these tracks might seem as though they are lacking something only the visual components of the game could fill. Still, these songs can serve as great background noise while working, or merely good music if in the mood for a batch of easy-going dark ambient tracks. If you want some relaxing tracks, try out "The Red Cave", "Survey Island Theme", or "Gateroom". Some of the more interesting tracks include "Moiety Caves", "Catherine's Prelude", "Fissure", and the untitled bonus track.Rogue Wave Asleep at Heaven's GateThis does not include nearly as many unique qualities included on Out Of The Shadow or isn't nearly as fun as Descended Like Vultures. However, Asleep At Heaven's Gate is still a good album and is worth a listen from indie fans.Rootwater Limbic SystemSecret And Whisper Great White WhaleIt's strange that the lead singer of a fairly straightforward post-hardcore band and four members of an alt metal / emo band came together and formed this. Secret & Whisper are not emo and they are not metal, but they are way more than post-hardcore. Funny how the lead singer brings more of his past band's instrumental elements to the table than the instrumentalists do. It all works out, though. Secret & Whisper strike up a pretty nice debut. Nowhere near perfect or classic, but still nice.
A huge low point on the album has to be the fact that Charles sounds as though he was just punched in the stomach and all he really wants to do is go to sleep. The instruments sound pretty nice all around with a few weak spots here and there. Again, funny how the majority of the band had to adjust their style to accommodate for Charles' voice, when he really ends up being what holds the band back. Luckily, his vocals, along with most of the band's other aspects, improve greatly on the next album.Soilwork Natural Born ChaosSonic Syndicate Only InhumanStrapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy ThingSybreed The Pulse of AwakeningTaking Back Sunday New AgainThe Almost Monster, MonsterThe Devin Townsend Project KiThe Faceless Planetary DualityThe Used In Love and DeathThree Days Grace Three Days GraceThursday WaitingTranscending Bizarre? The Misanthrope's FableUnderoath The Changing of Times2.5 averageAnal Cunt It Just Gets WorseAnberlin Never Take Friendship PersonalAsphyxia AsphyxiaA decent melodic tech-death release, but decent is all it is. Some of the melodies are things you have heard before and the technical parts are pieces that lack excitement. The vocals are the major high of this album (that guy can growl!). If you need a suggested track, go for "Silvertongue" or the melodic "The Hooded Figure". At the Gates The Red in the Sky Is OursAtomic Skunk AlchemyAttack! Attack! (UK) Attack Attack!August Burns Red MessengersBaroness Yellow and GreenBlessthefall WitnessWith the loss of singer Craig Mabbitt and the inclusion of Beau Bokan, Blessthefall seem to have also lost a certain sound that separated them from all the other post-hardcore / metalcore bands at the time. Still, has some awesome moments and has a sort of more powerful sound than it's preceder, His Last Walk.Blinded Colony Bedtime PrayersBorn of Osiris The DiscoveryBring Me The Horizon Suicide SeasonBullet For My Valentine FeverIt's still Bullet For My Valentine, that's for sure. Somehow, they just aren't delivering the goods the way they did on their previous album. You can tell right away when the album opens up with "Your Betrayal" that something's wrong.Burning Skies Greed.Filth.Abuse.CorruptionColdplay X & YDark Tranquillity We Are The VoidDead by April Dead by AprilDeftones AdrenalineI get boredddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddDemon Hunter Demon HunterDemon Hunter's debut self-titled album is surprisingly weak compared to their later albums. The most this album does for the band is establishes somewhat of a trademark sound for the band, though that isn't necessarily the best thing.Demon Hunter The World Is A ThornThis band must honestly have some sort of formula written down that they use each time they shit out an album. The World Is A Thorn has a few good hits on it, such as album opener "Descending Upon Us," "LifeWar," and the crushing title track. Otherwise, The World Is A Thorn is yet again just another Demon Hunter album. Devin Townsend InfinityDream Theater When Dream and Day UniteEmmure Goodbye to the GallowsEmmure Slave to the Gamewow it's got arcade games in the background instead of a boombox, it must be cool nowEvergrey Monday Morning ApocalypseGay For Johnny Depp The Politics Of CrueltyGenesis From Genesis to RevelationIn Flames Soundtrack to Your EscapeIn Flames Sounds of a Playground FadingJack Anthony The Untitled EPJob for a Cowboy DoomJob for a Cowboy GenesisJustin Bieber My World 2.0Linkin Park ReanimationLinkin Park Living ThingsLinkin Park's latest release offers singles that are painfully average to the point where they are just below average. Some of the albums moments, however, are pretty decent. Matchbook Romance Stories and AlibisMeshuggah Catch ThirtythreeMiss May I At HeartMnemic Sons Of The SystemNeutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the SeaNickelback Here and Now"Here and Now" is a good way to apologize for their previous effort, but is still just additional evidence that Nickelback only have the potential of being nothing more than a decent rock band. Nickelback Silver Side UpNightrage A New Disease Is BornOpeth DeliveranceParkway Drive HorizonsPeter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Scratch)Release the Sunbird Come Back To UsRobyn Miller Myst SoundtrackGreat, mystical tracks overwhelmed by poor production quality and that are too short to fully enjoyRogue Wave PermalightThe album has some sweet spots, but for the most part the album is just okay. Rogue wave managed to stick out a little bit more than they did on their last album, but not by much.Secondhand Serenade A Twist In My StoryThis is the sound of improvement. Frontman John Vesely moves on to create A Twist In My Story, an album that shows that Secondhand Serenade has a fair amount of potential. While this album is nowhere near perfect or unique, I bet that Vesely looks back at this album and realizes he's better off without the broken love songs performed with whiney vocals and simple guitar strokes.Shreddy Krueger CursesDirectly following the release of their 2008 debut Great White Whale, Secret and Whisper was faced with the issue of sounding too similar to contemporaries such as Saosin. The release of their 2010 effort Teenage Fantasy saw them heading in a slightly more original and experimental direction. After the band's break up, Shreddy Krueger formed from the ashes, bearing the same burden that Secret and Whisper started off with. Shreddy Krueger ends up sounding far too similar to bands such as Of Machines and does little to add to the somewhat forgotten trend of post-hardcore their ancestors have sketched for them. Also, the songs tend to drag a bit, which is unfortunate for a batch of only six songs. If only the music stood out as much as their name...Sonic Syndicate Love and Other DisastersStrapping Young Lad The New BlackSuicide Silence The CleansingThe Almost Southern WeatherThe Devin Townsend Project DeconstructionThe Psyke Project SamaraThe Psyke Project DaikiniThree Days Grace Life Starts NowWar of Ages War of AgesWar of Ages EternalWar of Ages Pride of the Wicked2.0 poorAlesana Where Myth Fades to LegendAll That Remains Behind Silence And SolitudeAnal Cunt Fuckin' ABorn of Osiris The New ReignBring Me The Horizon Count Your BlessingsChildren of Bodom BlooddrunkThough not necessarily as much as At The Gates or In Flames or other bands that hold such legendary statuses, this band has done its part in contributing to both melodic death metal and power metal by both releasing amazing music and being somewhat of an influence to the newer bands.
HAS. Those days are pretty much over now. Children of Bodom quickly grows less and less powerful and interesting as their career progresses. Blooddrunk is yet another example of this. While this isn't the worst album in the genre, it certainly isn't the best, and it is fairly unlikely that the band will ever offer any solid and exciting material again.Coldplay Mylo XylotoCryptopsy The Unspoken KingDead by April IncomparableDeath Cab for Cutie Codes and KeysEverybody knows that Death Cab For Cutie always has the capacity to release another indie record. And that's exactly what they've done here: they've released another indie record. Even though this isn't a terrible indie record, we all know that Death Cab is capable of so much more than this. So what happened here?rAlso, this sounds as though it'd sound better if it had been written and performed by a different band, if that makes any sense.Design the Skyline NevaehDevin Townsend Ziltoid the OmniscientEmmure Speaker of the DeadIt's interesting, so to speak. It's not unique at all, but it's interesting. This might be good for those times you feel angry enough to throw really heavy and expensive objects at the wall, but nothing else really. Expect redundant chuggery. Envinity Sweet Painful RealityIt's melodic and mystical which is nice, yet there is not much else to this album. Two serious cons are the production quality and the lead singer's voice.Hawthorne Heights The Silence In Black And WhiteHawthorne Heights SkeletonsIn Flames A Sense of PurposeReasonable listens: "The Mirror's Truth" and "Drenched in Fear"Jimmy Eat World InventedKillswitch Engage Killswitch Engage IILed Zeppelin CodaMiss May I Apologies Are for the WeakMy Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of...Nickelback The Long RoadNirvana BleachOpeth Opeth (Box Set)Owl City Ocean Eyes"Cave In" is a really good song, "Tip of the Iceberg" is a nice listen, and I would love to see "Umbrella Beach" appear on a Dance Dance Revolution game (yes, I play those games, and I am quite boss at them... pretty lame of me, but it's a good work out!), but everything else on Ocean Eyes really isn't worth it. The lyrics are largely beyond silly, one of the worst offenders being the lead single "Fireflies." What's worse is that the album includes three less captivating versions of songs Adam Young had previously released. What's even worse is that two of Young's catchiest songs ("Strawberry Avalanche" and "Hot Air Balloon") were released as digital singles before the album came out and weren't even included on the album! That just pisses me off.Periphery PeripheryThe melodies on the album are the highlight here. Otherwise, everything this band attempts to do is done better by Meshuggah.Puscifer "V" Is For VaginaR.E.M. Around The SunSecondhand Serenade Hear Me NowSlayer Reign in BloodFor a minute, let's put beside us the fact that this is supposedly one of the greatest thrash metal albums ever released. Regardless of it's influence, I find this record to be quite unimpressive. They know how to play, and that's a plus. But they still managed to bore me even though this is less than a half hour long. I'll give them props for their ability to make an album that is less than half an hour long seem like it is 40+ minutes...Steve Roach Dynamic StillnessStutterfly And We Are Bled Of ColorSuicide Silence The Black CrownTalk Talk The Party's OverThe Beatles Yellow SubmarineThe Faceless AkeldamaThe Used Lies for the LiarsTim Larkin Myst V: End of Ages SoundtrackTrivium ShogunTrivium is one of those bands you have to love and hate at the same time. While they can easily play some riffs and do some serious shredding, Trivium also proves that being talented doesn't mean that you are original. If you want something heavy and don't care about vocals, I would consider suggesting this. Otherwise, avoid it. In fact, if you ask me, avoid this band.Underoath Act of DepressionUnderoath They're Only Chasing SafetyVanisher The History Of SaintsVanisher UnboundWar of Ages Fire From the TombZonaria Infamy And The Breed1.5 very poorAll That Remains For We Are ManyAnal Cunt Wearing Out Our WelcomeAttack Attack! Someday Came SuddenlyBeneath the Massacre Mechanics of DysfunctionBlended Puppies Blended Puppies EPThis EP is down there with all the other grindcore / brutal death bands that try to sound comically brutal. At least this one managed to be slightly humorous due to awful production and even worse music.Blinded Colony The Blinded EPBlinded Colony (now The Blinded) are now producing a sound everyone else in the melodeath/metalcore genre is making, just lacking the generic catchiness of the average band in said genre. The vocals are weak and there is little excitement in the instruments. The chorus of "Pretend" and the intro to the final track "Out of Line" are all the only decent points on the album, and decent is all they are. Overall, EP2010 is a poor release by a band that did not have enough potential to sound as special as their peers to begin with.Chelsea Grin My DamnationDestroy The Runner SaintsDimmu Borgir In Sorte DiaboliEmmure The Respect IssueEnvinity Empyreal ProgenyEnvinity's sophomore release does little to improve their sound. They continue to find themselves attempting to recreate the sounds other bands have specialized in to do something amazing, yet nothing clicks. With their next release they provide some material that indicates improvement and potential, but at this point in time they only manage to release boring music that can easily start to annoy the listener.Hawthorne Heights Fragile FutureIt's far too hard to begin to contemplate what the band is trying to accomplish here. R.I.P. CaseyLinkin Park Minutes To MidnightMiss May I MonumentMorbid Angel Illud Divinum InsanusNickelback All the Right ReasonsNirvana NevermindOwl City Maybe I'm DreamingPestilence DoctrineThis might be weird like Spheres, but this sucks hard.Secondhand Serenade AwakeJohn Vesely really knows how to whine like a bitch. Secondhand Serenade's Awake might have been better had it not been a solo project. At least it's safe to say that for the most part Vesely has nowhere to move but up.Sonic Syndicate We Rule the NightThe Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake ItYou almost have to try to sound this generic and shitty. Trivium The CrusadeWhen I was listening to "Ignition," my first thought was "is this seriously their most hated album?"rBy track three I realized why.Waking The Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a NecromanglerWar of Ages Return To LifeBy this point, I feel like the only talent the band has is in finding ways to tell the difference between their own songs when they perform live.Watchout! Theres Ghosts Ghost Town1.0 awfulAttack Attack! This Means WarThey've lost the one element of their music that made them slightly enjoyable: the humor.Emmure FelonyGenesis Calling All StationsKevin Federline Playing with FireKidz Bop Kidz Kidz Bop, Volume 9Lou Reed and Metallica LuluRegardless of the fact that this is mainly a Lou Read album and not a Metallica album, it's still really really bad. Maroon 5 OverexposedNickelback Dark HorseTorsofuck Erotic Diarrhea FantasyI would much rather take a violent shit than listen to somebody else take one.
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