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5.0 classic
A Day to Remember Homesick [Re-Issue]
This rating is for the package, not for the actual album (which is a 4/5 for me.) Even though I don't feel great about giving Victory Records money, this release contains the original CD with two extra tracks, a DVD with live tracks, music videos and a documentary and a nice booklet to tie it all together. It's very good value if you feel like buying any music nowadays, but if you want to support the band, consider just buying the special edition of their newest album "Bad Vibrations".
Amenra Mass V
AMENRA surpass their influences/peers to truly come into their own on Mass V. For its four track, 42 minute length, they don't waste a moment, using every single second to create an omnious, brooding atmosphere towards its crushing crescendos. I was originally had gripes with the (somewhat grating at first) vocals, but after listening through this a couple of times, they've truly grown on me.

I would write a review for this, but honestly, I see no point. If you have an interest in atmospheric metal/rock, this is a must-listen. Don't waste your time reading a lengthy review, go listen to it now!
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Burial Untrue
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cult of Luna Salvation
Dangers Anger
Danny Brown XXX
Emmure Felony
Kanye West Yeezus
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
Modern Life Is War Witness
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead In Rainbows
Thrice Vheissu

4.5 superb
American Football American Football
Aoria The Constant
Listened to it once; it's a lot like Katatonia, but with superior songwriting. The potential they've alluded to on their EPs has been delivered on, and it is wonderful. Shame this will be overshadowed. Definitely going to be one of the most overlooked releases in 2012.
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Blacklisted Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Bloodbath The Wacken Carnage
Botch We Are the Romans
Brand New Daisy
Brand New Deja Entendu
Burial Burial
Callisto Noir
An incredibly excellent album - the vocals are however a tad too harsh and don't really fit with the more serene, melancholic music. The song Backwoods is also mere filler.
Caninus Now The Animals Have A Voice
This is obviously a joke - I mean why would they have a track called "Studio Guy Gets Pissed" if they weren't a joke. I'm rating this 4.5 just to bump the rating up higher. R.I.P. Basil the dog
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation
CityCop Seasons
CityCop The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
Converge Jane Doe
Converge You Fail Me
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?
Daughters Hell Songs
Defeater Lost Ground
Defeater Travels
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Gaza He Is Never Coming Back
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
IDYLLS Amps For God/Plague Hell
IDYLLS Farewell All Joy
Isis Wavering Radiant
Joyce Manor Joyce Manor
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kanye West Late Registration
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Mouth of the Architect Quietly
Mr. Bungle California
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Still Life
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth The Candlelight Years
Rage Against the Machine Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium (DVD)
Reel Big Fish Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Russian Circles Empros
Russian Circles Geneva
Safe Hands Montenegro
Saosin Translating the Name
Set Your Goals Mutiny!
Shoji Meguro Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne Soundtrack
Suffocate For Fuck Sake Blazing Fires and Helicopters...
System of a Down Toxicity
The Acacia Strain Continent
Decent songs but what the fuck is up with the production? It sounds piss weak and honestly nearly ruins the album.
The Angelic Process We All Die Laughing
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand
The Chariot One Wing
The Cure Disintegration
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter White
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Wonder Years Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thursday Full Collapse
Thursday War All the Time
Thursday Common Existence
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver Perdition City
United Nations United Nations

4.0 excellent
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart [Re-Issue]
Agalloch The Mantle
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Altered States of America
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope
Akercocke Antichrist
Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken...
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today
Aoria I Know You Came Here to Erase Me
This band needs to make a full album sometime, and they definitely need to be more well-known than they are.
Aoria If I Slow Down Everything Will Disappear
Arcade Fire Funeral
Architects Nightmares
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest
Battle Of Mice A Day Of Nights
Battles Gloss Drop
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
Bones DEADBOY
Due to its short length and huge variety, "DEADBOY" manages to be the best Bones release. Solid songs across the board that take advantage of the excellent atmosphere. Lyrically it's nothing special, but if you're drawn in by the aforementioned atmosphere they can be ignored somewhat.
Borknagar The Olden Domain
Botch American Nervoso
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Callisto True Nature Unfolds
Has some good ideas, but overall the band seems like they are in a rush. They have yet to learn how to build atmosphere effectively through repetition and transitions. However, they get it more or less right on their next album, Noir.
Callisto Ordeal Of The Century
Very different from their later material - this is more of a straight-forward early 2000s metalcore release than the post-metal sound that they would later lean on. Whereas the harsh vocals in the next two albums don't fit so well, on this album on they blend together great with the aggressive instrumentals. The final track is probably the only track that features any post-metal elements, but it's still a lot heavier than any of their later material. Worth a check out if you're a fan of the band and want to see where they came from, or if you're a fan of bands such as Converge, Botch and early Cave In.
Chimaira Coming Alive
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge No Heroes
Cult of Luna The Beyond
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna
Not the sound Cult of Luna features today, but still excellent in its own way.
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
A sublime first half let down by an inconsistent second. If this album ended at the title track, it would be a full, hard 5.
Daughters Daughters
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Drowning Pool Sinner
One of the finest nu metal albums ever recorded (well, probably as good as nu metal can get anyway). They took an incredible nosedive after this release into hard rock mediocrity after this release that they have never recovered from. The songs are still incredibly memorable to this day, even if Bodies is laughable.
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue
Falls of Rauros Into the Archaic (Demo)
Four Year Strong Rise Or Die Trying
Gaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Glass Cloud The Royal Thousand
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Hand of Mercy The Fallout
If These Trees Could Talk If These Trees Could Talk
Ill Nino Epidemia
I'm pleasantly surprised by this release; I didn't like Dead New World as much as everybody else seemed to, but this one is a true step up from that. It retains certain similarities except it's actually heavy, yet feels organic in comparison to that. And no awful unnecessary covers of Smashing Pumpkins this time, which is always a plus.
Intronaut Void
Isis Panopticon
Jeromes Dream Completed
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia Live Consternation
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kendrick Lamar Overly Dedicated
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Mansun Attack of the Grey Lantern
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Massive Attack Protection
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Muse Absolution
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nails Unsilent Death
Nails Abandon All Life
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
NOFX Coaster
Northlane Node
Northlane (mostly) break from their metalcore trappings and stereotypes to deliver a fulfilling release. Hopefully they will continue to tear away, as the experimentation and melodic elements on this album are its biggest accomplishments, making Northlane likely one of the most adventurous bands in the scene at the moment. While they're losing their "heaviness", it isn't necessarily for pop accessibility a la modern BMTH, they seem interested in crafting some interesting music. Soma, Obelisk, Leech and Animate come through as the best songs on the album, while Impulse falls short with generic lyrics about how we're all too connected to the digital world at the moment. Very insightful, grandpa.
Novembre Classica
Old Gray Everything I Let Go & The Things I Refuse To
Old Gray An Autobiography
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Morningrise
Parkway Drive Horizons
Pendulum Immersion
Pendulum In Silico
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Reel Big Fish Turn the Radio Off
Reel Big Fish Why Do They Rock So Hard?
Scarred by Beauty We Swim
Secret Band Secret Band EP
Septicflesh Communion
Shoji Meguro Persona 3 Original Soundtrack
Sigur Ros Takk...
Slayer Reign in Blood
Snowing Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit
System of a Down System of a Down
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
The Acacia Strain 3750
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Red Chord Clients
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Weezer Pinkerton
Wormed Exodromos

3.5 great
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
ASAP Ferg Trap Lord
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Borknagar The Archaic Course
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Chimaira Resurrection
Chimaira The Infection
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Blends together too much that it's an incredibly overwhelming listen. You really have to listen to this one in sessions. I appreciate their newer sludgey heavy sound, but there isn't quite as much variety as there was on Roots.
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Around the Fur
Disillusion Back to Times of Splendor
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows
Emmure Slave to the Game
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Fear Factory Demanufacture
First Signs Of Frost Atlantic
Flatbush Zombies BetterOffDEAD
God Is an Astronaut A Moment of Stillness
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion
Ill Nino One Nation Underground
Their second greatest album, behind "Revolution Revolucion", and their heaviest until "Epidemia". A good mix of the heavy side of nu metal and metalcore with pop rock sensibility leads to success here, as opposed as a lot of the dreadful tracks on "Confession". "This is War", "My Resurrection" and "Violent Saint" exemplify their heavier side, whereas "What You Deserve" and "All I Ask For" embody the pop rock side.
In Flames Clayman
Infant Annihilator The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch
Joyce Manor Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
While their debut embodies youthful energy, this release (with the exception of their fast-paced cover of "Video Killed the Radio Star") is an expression of feeling so tired, so tired that they couldn't be bothered to record an album beyond 13 minutes long. If you compare it to their self-titled (as most people naturally will do), it falls short but on its own it's a very emotional interesting indie rock release, even if it doesn't feel quite as fleshed out as it should. The first four tracks flow incredibly well together but the tracks after don't quite mesh together the same. It's hard to dislike an album with a song as relatable as "I'm Always Tired".
Korn Issues
Korn Deuce DVD
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Mansun Six
Massive Attack vs. Burial Four Walls/Paradise Circus
Mastodon Remission
maudlin of the Well Bath
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
My Dying Bride An Ode to Woe
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
North What You Were
Novembre Novembrine Waltz
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Apostle in Triumph
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Radiohead The Bends
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Reel Big Fish Cheer Up!
Robinson The Great City
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Shoji Meguro Persona 4 Original Soundtrack
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Spineshank The Height of Callousness
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
The Acacia Strain Coma Witch
Superior songwriting to the last full-length, but the production isn't as heavy as it should be. It sounds incredibly muddy, which is a shame as the excellent production of their previous album was its biggest strengths. Despite being 33% longer than "Death Is the Only Mortal", it actually feels a lot shorter. Highlights are mainly around the first half of the album, but the second half is no slouch either, with the 27-minute experimental final track working surprisingly well for them. Their sound is starting to lose its potency however, so here's hoping they'll come back with some killer stuff on their next one.
The Acacia Strain Above/Below
The Amity Affliction Chasing Ghosts
The Aquabats The Fury of the Aquabats!
The Aquabats . . . Vs. the Floating Eye of Death!
The Aquabats Charge!!
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement

3.0 good
A Day to Remember Old Record
A Day to Remember Bad Vibrations
Adema Adema
Akercocke The Goat of Mendes
ASAP Rocky LONG.LIVE.A$AP
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Chief Keef Finally Rich
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Cloudkicker Beacons
Very overrated. You'd think that instrumental music would be a little less repetitive and try to keep your attention through its constantly changing nature. Beacons doesn't do this exactly, it always seems like sections drag on for far too long.
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna (EP)
Danny Brown Old
Fear Factory Archetype
God Is an Astronaut The End of the Beginning
Godsmack Godsmack
It sounds pretty good at first but gets old fast. However - Moon Baby, Whatever and Voodoo still kick immense amounts of arse.
Godsmack Awake
Hand of Mercy Thrash The Party
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Milking the Goatmachine Back From The Goats
this is like the most brutal goat-related death metal I have ever heard, it makes me horny for goats
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Muse Showbiz
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Of Mice and Men Restoring Force
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Rammstein Rosenrot
Reel Big Fish Everything Sucks
Reel Big Fish Monkeys for Nothin' and The Chimps...
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Spineshank Strictly Diesel
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Static-X Machine
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Aquabats The Return of the Aquabats
The Underachievers Indigoism
Torsofuck Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy
Torsofuck are an example of how not to use samples. I'm fairly certain that over half the album is just the samples. Shame, because I like the music within - it's just a pain to skip through the fucking samples to get to the actual songs.

2.5 average
A Day to Remember And Their Name Was Treason
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
Too much filler to surpass their previous excellent three releases, with few standouts. Best tracks are the first 4 tracks, "Violence" and "The Document..." Too many similar acoustic tracks and "Life Lessons..." feels so obligatory so they can have a heavy track like "2nd Sucks" but... I guess the 2nd (example) sucks.
A Day to Remember Halos for Heros, Dirt for the Dead
Akercocke Choronzon
A bloated album, with pointless pompous interludes that are impossible to take seriously. However, "Praise the Name of Satan" is simply Akercocke's best song, blending their earlier extremity with their later progressive sound. "Leviathan", "Valley of the Crucified" and "Son of the Morning" are also very interesting tracks. The rest are either interludes or incredibly mediocre "heavy" tracks - four of the tracks here sound like they have the same intro for crying out loud!
Borknagar Epic
Disturbed Indestructible
Dope Felons And Revolutionaries
Emmure Speaker of the Dead
Filter Short Bus
Hand of Mercy Last Lights
BREAKDOWNS BREAKDOWNS BREAKDOWNS. There are some decent songs on it, however.
Ill Nino Confession
Ill Nino Enigma
Ill Nino The Undercover Sessions EP
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Korn Korn
Korn Untouchables
Korn See You on the Other Side
Linkin Park Underground 6
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Perspectives Blind
The lyrics really bring this whole thing down, since they're really unignorable... the repetition of the word "blind" just annoys me to no end.
Reel Big Fish We're Not Happy 'Till You're Not Happy
Snot Get Some
Spineshank Self Destructive Pattern
Static-X Shadow Zone
Static-X Start a War
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Songs such as Unanswered, Hands of a Killer, No Pity For A Coward and Bludgeoned to Death are pretty fun, but the rest of the album doesn't vary enough from this template to remain interesting.
That's Outrageous! Teenage Scream
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal
Waking the Cadaver Demo
EVERYTHING SOUNDS SO MUCH MORE BRUTAL ON THIS RELEASE, perverse recollections of a necromangler fucked up the sound

2.0 poor
Adema Unstable
ASAP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
Despised Icon Beast
This would have been mediocre in the mid 2000s and doesn't fare any better nowadays. "The Aftermath", "One Last Martini" (a re-recording of a song written 10 years ago) and the title track are highlights, but most of the songs here show their death metal-injected style of deathcore to sound terribly one note. "Bad Vibes" is absolutely awful - it makes me wonder if the people who accused them of being tough guy stereotypes after "MVP" came out were right.
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed The Sickness
Dope Life
Fear Factory Obsolete
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
Fractal Gates Altered State Of Consciousness
Godsmack Faceless
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
Undead, Sell Your Soul, Young and Black Dahila are great catchy songs (despite their childish lyrics)... however, the rest of the album is just incredibly awful hip-hop.
IDYLLS Indian Circle
in comparison to how amazing Farewell All Joy was, this is just an awful change in style. Props for experimenting, but it doesn't work in this case.
Korn Untitled
Muse The Resistance
Opeth Burden
Powerman 5000 Tonight the Stars Revolt
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot Slipknot
Static-X Cannibal
The Ocean Anthropocentric

1.5 very poor
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber
Disturbed Asylum
Drowning Pool Desensitized
Ill Nino Dead New World
Murderdolls Women and Children Last

1.0 awful
Attila About That Life
Their previous stuff was tolerable for what it was but this album just falls into self-parody. Absolutely awful stuff.
Godsmack IV
Honestly doesn't live up to Awake and their S/T, and completely forgettable.
Kerser The Nebulizer
Typical generic Aussie hip-hop that doesn't have anything special going for it.
Reel Big Fish Greatest Hit... And More
Fuck this album and fuck Jive, what a total cashgrab.
Static-X Cult Of Static
It's sad that this is the album they ended the band on. Very few redeeming qualities on this release. The lyrics are abysmal and clunky, which matches the restrictively mechanical instrumentals. We're talking mechanical in terms of a rusted, dangerous factory machine, not a well-oiled sleek machine like Meshuggah. The vocals are the most monotonous I've ever heard as well. The only decent songs on here that rise above this dreadful sludge were the ones co-written with Tony Campos (Lunatic, Z28 and Stringwray) as the rest were written solely by Wayne Static. I bought this album on release and I have no idea why I haven't just thrown it out, it's that worthless.
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
Waking the Cadaver are (probably unintentionally) hilarious. Unfortunately, on a full-length album, the joke becomes stale.
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