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5.0 classic
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Dangers Messy, Isn't It?
Defeater Lost Ground
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Around the Fur
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Protest the Hero Fortress
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
System of a Down Toxicity
TesseracT Altered State
Ashe > Dan
Tool Aenima

4.5 superb
Animal Alpha You'll Pay For The Whole Seat But ...
Animal Alpha Pheromones
Archspire All Shall Align
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
As I Lay Dying Awakened
Original Score: 3.5

A disappointing but still valiant effort. The only issue with the record is the songwriting
has taken a small step backwards. The majority of Awakened can't replicate the
heights that the instrumentation and vocal hooks achieved on their two previous releases. I
Lay Dying have by no means crafted a bad record but in comparison to their best work,
Awakened falls short.

Edit: Album has since grown immensely on me.
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore
BATS The Sleep of Reason
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Black Breath Sentenced To Life
Bleed from Within Uprising
Blood Command Funeral Beach
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Dangers Anger
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Adrenaline
Doomriders Darkness Come Alive
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Gallows Grey Britain
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
In Flames Whoracle
Judas Priest Painkiller
Kvelertak Kvelertak
La Dispute Wildlife
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...
Lamb of God Wrath
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Nails Abandon All Life
RAWR!
Revocation Revocation
Revocation Existence Is Futile
Revocation Chaos of Forms
Revocation Teratogenesis
Strapping Young Lad City
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Sylosis Monolith
KILL you're stupid.
System of a Down Mezmerize
TesseracT One
The Chariot Long Live
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Ghost of a Thousand This Is Where The Fight Begins
The Haarp Machine Disclosure
This or the Apocalypse Haunt What's Left
Tool Undertow
Tool 10,000 Days
Voices From The Fuselage To Hope
Upon first exposure, listeners will be immediately reminded of One era TesseracT.
Later, it becomes evident that slight stylistic differences exist between the bands, but
measuring those deviations almost seems over-analytical. Like TesseracT, Voices from the
Fuselage are more focused on ambient passages and songwriting than the average polyrhythmic
band. Voices from the Fuselage have crafted four excellent songs that TesseracT fans will
feel right at home with.

4.0 excellent
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
36 Crazyfists Rest Inside the Flames
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
Adversary Singularity
Alexisonfire Crisis
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Alter Bridge Fortress
Amon Amarth Hymns to the Rising Sun
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Anthrax Among the Living
Architects Hollow Crown
Audioslave Out of Exile
Audioslave Audioslave
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Leveler
Benighted Icon
Benighted Identisick
Benighted Asylum Cave
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Black Breath Razor To Oblivion
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Bullet for My Valentine Hand of Blood
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
CiLiCe Deranged Headtrip
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Crosses EP
Crosses Crosses
Cynic Traced in Air
Dead And Divine Antimacy
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Defeater Travels
Defeater Letters Home
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Koi No Yokan - Roughly Translates to "Love at First Deftones"
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Enabler All Hail The Void
"All Hail The Void" has one of the best riffs I've heard in a while.
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Exit Ten Give Me Infinity
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Filter The Trouble With Angels
Filter The Sun Comes Out Tonight
Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves
Ghost B.C. Infestissumam
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Original Rating: 4

L`Enfant Sauvage unfortunately falls JUST short of its predecessors. While the songs here
are magnificent, Gojira`s mannerisms are starting to wear thin. Often you will hear the
familiar pick slide, pinch harmonics, and their distinct tapping style. This familiarity, at
times, can make certain riffs/structures seem formulaic in nature. On top of that, the riffs
and overall guitar work is less memorable than what they`ve conveyed in the past.

Mostly gone are the guttural vocals found on "From Mars to Sirius". Joe now favors a style
somewhere in between shouting and singing(comparable to choruses found on "The Way of All
Flesh"). Whilst Joe's vocals carry more impact than ever, I would have liked to see more of
the range he explored on the aforementioned album. The drum work is interesting as always.
As a result of the toned down guitar work, Mario's technical prowess moves even further into
the forefront. "Mouth of Kala" is proof that he has never sounded more massive behind the
kit.

Gojira have created an album that new fans will gush over. Older Gojira aficionados will
notice trademark consistencies that may hinder their experience slightly. The band have
sacrificed a small amount of their brutality and technicality with each release in purpose
of crafting more dynamic music. Despite your feelings on the bands direction, the material
found on L'Enfant Sauvage is no doubt some of the best of 2012!
Gojira The Link
Havok Time Is Up
Hawk Eyes Ideas
I Am Abomination Let The Future Tell The Truth
Indian Handcrafts Civil Disobedience For Losers
Intervals A Voice Within
Killing Joke Absolute Dissent
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Kreator Enemy of God
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
I second the EPICNESS of the leak!
Kylesa Spiral Shadow
La Dispute Rooms of the House
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lazarus A.D. The Onslaught
Letlive. Fake History
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Malefice Dawn Of Reprisal
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon The Hunter
Megadeth Endgame
Megadeth Youthanasia
Misery Signals Absent Light
Monster Magnet Powertrip
Monuments We Are the Foundation
Monuments The Amanuensis
Nails Unsilent Death
Norma Jean Meridional
Opeth Blackwater Park
Parkway Drive Horizons
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Protest the Hero Volition
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Skindred Union Black
Skindred Kill the Power
Slayer World Painted Blood
Sum 41 Chuck
Symphony X Iconoclast
System of a Down Hypnotize
TesseracT Perspective
Reference: One - 4.5

Elliot's voice takes center stage here due to the toned down nature of the instrumentation.
While Elliot proves he is an excellent vocalist, he falls short of Dan's ability. Elliot has
an awkward cadence about him when he lets his voice get out of control. This flaw is most
evident on the beginning of "Perfection" and ending of "Dream Brother". Elliot shines on
"Origin". His voice soars over the superb musicianship, adding a depth to the song I haven't
experienced before. As a whole, I find this interpretation of "Origin" surpasses the quality
of the version found on One. Unfortunately Elliot lacks the impact needed for more
chaotic sections/songs. Moments of "April" and the Majority of "Eden 2.0" exemplify this
issue. The replacement did a fantastic job with Dan's work, but we will see Elliot's
potential come to fruition with new material.
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Chariot One Wing
The Dear Hunter Black
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Offspring Greatest Hits
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Strokes Is This It
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Tool Lateralus
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Trivium Ascendancy
Unearth Darkness in the Light
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
Vektor Outer Isolation
Warbringer Worlds Torn Asunder
While She Sleeps The North Stands For Nothing
While She Sleeps This Is The Six
This abso-lute-ly RIPS! One of the most exciting upcoming bands in modern metal.

3.5 great
3 Inches of Blood Fire Up The Blades
3 Inches of Blood Advance and Vanquish
36 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers
Alaya Thrones
Alaya's sonic stamp lays somewhere between Djent and the Tech Metal scene. The vocal ability is the standout feature of the Album. The frontman's clean's are expressed passionately and retain a level of grit that many progressive singers lack. The instrumentation is no doubt played with precision and executed skillfully, but further refinement to their songwritting and structure would go long way to improving their craft.
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Alice in Chains Dirt
All Pigs Must Die God is War
All Pigs Must Die Nothing Violates This Nature
Anew Revolution Anew Revolution EP
Anew Revolution Rise
Annihilator King of the Kill
Anthrax Worship Music
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Atreyu The Congregation of the Damned
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Audioslave Revelations
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Balance and Composure Separation
Balance and Composure The Things We Think We're Missing
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Red Album
BATS Red In Tooth and Claw
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
Benighted Carnivore Sublime
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Black Breath Heavy Breathing
Brad Sucks Out of It
Brad Sucks I don't know what I'm doing
Brand New Daisy
Breakdown Of Sanity Mirrors
Breakdown Of Sanity Perception
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bury Tomorrow The Union Of Crowns
Cancer Bats Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones
Cancer Bats Hail Destroyer
Cancer Bats Birthing The Giant
Cancer Bats Dead Set On Living
Liam's vocals are uncharacteristically good on this release. He uses a ton of variation and
has created many fun, catchy, choruses. The guitarist writes some pretty awesome riffs, but
I'd like to see him inject more complexity into his playing. The drum work is passable, but
nothing overly interesting. It's a shame because the percussion is extremely well produced
and punchy. Although "Dead Set on Living" is a continuation the same record written their
entire career, the refinement and song writing on this release keep the experience from
becoming stale. No filler here; Best Cancer Bats album to date!

(High 3.5)- 4
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Chthonic Bu-Tik
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Original Score: 3

Although there are standout moments on the record, the latter half is plagued with average
instrumentation and somewhat forgettable songwriting. The dialogue intermissions, are
largely devoid of musicianship and seem tacked on.

Lyrically, the album is guilty of both pretentious tendencies and triumphant story telling.
A coherent and admittedly interesting story can be followed here, but the vocalist awkwardly
and tirelessly forces "love"(the album's theme) down the throat of the listener.

While Coheed and Cambria have crafted a decent collection of songs, I hesitate to
reciprocate the same appraisal for the entire album experience. This record is heavily
predicated on story telling. Musically, the weaker content should be left off. Conceptually,
that practice would gape the story experience.
Coldplay X & Y
Comeback Kid Symptoms + Cures
Comeback Kid Die Knowing
Converge Axe to Fall
Coroner Mental Vortex
Corrosion of Conformity Deliverance
Corrosion of Conformity Blind
Crosses EP II
Cynic Re-Traced
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Death Grips Exmilitary
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deftones Deftones
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Devil Sold His Soul Empire Of Light
Edit: I have revisited this album a year later and have come to conclusion that my original
soundoff should be complete redacted. I can't believe how wrong I was about this record.

___

ORIGINAL SOUNDOFF
Despite the lad's input, the outcome is uninteresting. Devil Sold His Soul's previous
outings displayed a masterful blend of ferocity and beauty. Empire of Light still
retains many of the band's trademarks, but is watered down to the point of no longer
adequately representing their aforementioned "yin and yang" like qualities. The root of this
misstep is the lack of balance. Meandering vocal melodies, tame atmospherics, and monotonous
guitar work, litter the majority of the album's duration. Although these cleaner passages
had proven to be an asset in the past, moderation was the foundation of that success.
Unfortunately Devil Sold His Soul have focused all of their attention on the poorest aspect
of their sound and consequently have alienated their uniquity.
DevilDriver Beast
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Dr. Acula Slander
Eagles Of Death Metal Death By Sexy
Eagles Of Death Metal Heart On
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Evile Infected Nations
Evile Enter the Grave
Evile Skull
Expire Pendulum Swings
Fair to Midland Inter.Funda.Stifle
Faith No More Angel Dust
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Feed The Rhino The Burning Sons
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Ghost B.C. Opus Eponymous
Gideon Costs
Halford Resurrection
Heart Of A Coward Hope and Hindrance
Helmet Monochrome
Helmet Size Matters
Holy Grail Crisis In Utopia
Holy Grail Ride the Void
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans
Karnivool Sound Awake
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
Krux III - He Who Sleeps Amongst the Stars
Kvelertak Meir
Kylesa Static Tensions
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God Resolution
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Malefice Awaken The Tides
The melodies and choruses are stronger this time around, but guitar work and growls are significantly less inspired.
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Mastodon Leviathan
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Mustasch Latest Version Of The Truth
Nails Obscene Humanity
Newsted Metal
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Still Life
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Protest the Hero Kezia
Pulled Apart By Horses Pulled Apart By Horses
Pulled Apart By Horses Tough Love
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Rise To Remain Bridges Will Burn
Shadows Fall Fire From the Sky
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Slash Slash
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Soundgarden King Animal
Steel Panther Feel the Steel
Sum 41 All Killer No Filler
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Black Keys Brothers
The Bravery The Sun and the Moon
The Bravery The Bravery
The Dear Hunter Red
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Strokes Angles
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
Thrice Vheissu
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Trapped Under Ice Big Kiss Goodnight
Trivium Shogun
Underoath Disambiguation
Vektor Black Future

3.0 good
A Life Once Lost Hunter
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alter Bridge AB III
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Architects Ruin
Architects Daybreaker
Not as similar to Hollow Crown as Architects would lead you to believe...
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
As I Lay Dying Decas
Atheist Jupiter
Avatar Black Waltz
Baptized In Blood Baptized In Blood
Beheading Of A King Quasar: Preserving Legacy
Black Sabbath 13
Bleeding Through The Truth
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Brutality Will Prevail Sleep Paralysis
Bury Tomorrow Runes
Caligula's Horse The Tide, The Thief & River's End
Circles Infinitas
Clutch Earth Rocker
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Corrosion of Conformity In the Arms of God
Crossfaith Zion
Dangers 5 O'Clock Shadows At The Edge Of The Western World
Death Angel Relentless Retribution
Death Grips The Money Store
Djerv Djerv
Doomriders Grand Blood
Dream Theater Octavarium
Eagles Of Death Metal Peace Love Death Metal
Erra Augment
Gallows Death Is Birth
Hatebreed Perseverance
Havok Point of No Return
Havok Unnatural Selection
Hope For The Dying Dissimulation
Karnivool Themata
Katatonia Dethroned & Uncrowned
Killing Joke MMXII
Korn The Path of Totality
Kreator Hordes of Chaos
Lazarus A.D. Black Rivers Flow
Lower Than Atlantis Far Q
Magrudergrind Magrudergrind
Mark Tremonti All I Was
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Metallica Metallica
Mose Giganticus Gift Horse
Newsted Heavy Metal Music
Of Mice and Men The Flood
Parkway Drive Atlas
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Ribozyme Presenting the Problem
Scale the Summit The Collective
Sights and Sounds Monolith
Skeletonwitch Forever Abomination
Skyharbor Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
Soen Cognitive
Stam1na Nocebo
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
Sum 41 Half Hour Of Power
System of a Down System of a Down
The Damned Things Ironiclast
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Interbeing Edge of the Obscure
The Safety Fire Grind The Ocean
The Safety Fire Mouth Of Swords
This Routine Is Hell Howl
TRC Bright Lights
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats Blood Lust
Unearth The March
Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed
Warbringer IV: Empires Collapse

2.5 average
36 Crazyfists Collisions and Castaways
Aerodyne Flex Transmissions
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
Architects The Here and Now
Artillery My Blood
Austrian Death Machine Total Brutal
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Baroness Yellow and Green
Battlecross Pursuit of Honor
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Black Spiders Sons of the North
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brutality Will Prevail Scatter the Ashes
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Dagoba Post Mortem Nihil Est
Death Angel The Dream Calls For Blood
Destrage The King is Fat'N'Old
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Erra Impulse
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Gallows Gallows
Gideon Milestone
Gideon conform to become even more generic =(. Unfortunately the infectious choruses found
on Costs were stripped out. The melodic leads have been dumbed down resulting in
the (often mindless)chugging as the only distinguishing factor between songs. An abundance
of breakdowns desensitizes what could have otherwise emphasized the impactful production
value of the instrumentation. Ultimately the band's lack of variety makes for a forgettable
listen.
Gojira Terra Incognita
Heathen The Evolution of Chaos
In Mourning Monolith
Karnivool Asymmetry
Megadeth Super Collider
Memphis May Fire Challenger
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Load
Monuments Gnosis
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Rise To Remain City of Vultures
Shining Blackjazz
Shining One One One
Shokran Supreme Truth
The Ghost of a Thousand New Hopes, New Demonstrations
The Strokes Comedown Machine
Toxic Holocaust Chemistry of Consciousness
Uneven Structure 8 (Re-release)
Upon a Burning Body Red. White. Green.
Warbringer Waking Into Nightmares
XTRMST XTRMST

2.0 poor
3 Inches of Blood Long Live Heavy Metal
The band have gone way downhill since they lost their harsh vocal counterpart. The balance
is gone. Although it's obvious the boys are making a conscious effort, the music has become
too ridiculous for its own good.
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
Austrian Death Machine Double Brutal
AxeWound Vultures
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Corelia Nostalgia
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Daath The Concealers
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
Gama Bomb Tales From the Grave in Space
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Palms Palms
Periphery Periphery
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Royal Origins
This or the Apocalypse Dead Years
Trivium In Waves
Vildhjarta Masstaden

1.5 very poor
A Life Once Lost Ecstatic Trance
Daath Daath
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Metallica Reload
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega
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