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Average Rating: 3.67
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Objectivity Score: 73%
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5.0 classic
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
just amazingrhighlights: strange deja vu, fatal tradegy, beyond this life, home, dance of eternity
Dream Theater Images and Words
Kamelot The Black Halo
Best power metal album ever made, nuff said. Ok maybe not, Memento Mori is the best power metal song too
Metallica Master of Puppets
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Suspyre When Time Fades
one of the most consistently complex yet listenable progressive metal albums ive ever heard. i think if this band keeps it up they could be the next dream theater.

4.5 superb
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Closure in Moscow First Temple
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Diablo Swing Orchestra The Butcher's Ballroom
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Incubus Light Grenades
Incubus Monuments and Melodies
Jesse Cook Vertigo
Lamb of God Sacrament
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Muse Absolution
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World
Orphaned Land The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
its seems like alot of the comments and ratings were based off the review and the people hadnt listened to the album yet. im not going argue with the specific reasons the reviewer said its bad, but in general i really didnt notice that much of a difference in quality between this and mabool. the truth is, while the album is very inconsistent, its filled with great songs and id defiantly recommend if you enjoyed mabool.rHighlights: From broken vessels, codeword: uprising, disciples of the sacred oath
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1
Phil Keaggy Lights of Madrid
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Protest the Hero Fortress
Pure Reason Revolution The Dark Third
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Rhapsody of Fire The Frozen Tears of Angels
I feel so nerdy listening to this but the music is great, if extremely cheesy. Reign of terror is one of the more incredible songs ive heard and obviously stands out, but there are plenty of other good songs as well. The guitar playing is quite similar to malsteem and the neoclassical solos are defiantly my favorite parts of the album
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Santana Caravanserai
Seventh Wonder Mercy Falls
Very consistent and solid, great songs, the only thing it needs is more creativity. While all the songs sound great, they do sound the same in the end and one has to wonder how the band is going to move forward without sounding monotonous
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
im not a huge fan of the hard rock/post grunge genre, but if im in the mood for that this is the album i listen to. The regular songs are energetic and the ballads are powerful. pretty much all you can ask for in a genre that usually breeds mediocrity.
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Symphony X Iconoclast
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Lost Christmas Eve

4.0 excellent
Adagio Dominate
Amaranthe Amaranthe
Ayreon The Human Equation
Beyond Twilight For the Love of Art and the Making
pros: counterplay between lead vocals and backing choirs, good orchestral arrangements,
epic, very entertaining
cons: cheezy, guitarwork is fine but i'd expect more from a progressive metal band, dividing
the cd into 43 really short songs is extremely annoying
Overall a very enjoyable listen for any fan of neoclassical prog
Circus Maximus Isolate
It has great songs but some parts are cheesy and the vocals annoy me
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
i had to raise the rating after finally getting into the in in the presence of enemies songs, they really make the album
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Frank Zappa Civilization, Phaze III
Hurt Goodbye To The Machine
i actually thought wars was the best song, well was good too but wars was more powerful and has a great guitar part
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
A lot of people have criticized this album for failing to live up to the standards of epica
and the black halo. while this certianly doesnt reach the epic porportions of those albums
it has good songs and at least shows kamelot is willing to change its sound rather than try
to recreate the black halo simply cause it was the best
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Metallica Death Magnetic
Minus the Bear Omni
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Myrath Desert Call
Phil Keaggy Frio Suite
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rx Bandits Mandala
Santana Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics
Slayer Reign in Blood
Symphony X Paradise Lost
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic
Vanden Plas The Seraphic Clockwork
Yngwie Malmsteen Marching Out

3.5 great
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Dark Angel Time Does Not Heal
Day of Fire Cut & Move
Echoes Nature|Existence
Falconer Among Beggars And Thieves
Fates Warning Disconnected
Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade of Gray
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...
I really like the new sound and the album has alot of great parts, i just felt a bit put off by an equal amount of parts that just didnt work the way they were supposed to and eneded up cringe-worthy or songs that were just boring
Jay-Z and Linkin Park Collision Course
King Crimson The Power to Believe
Louis Armstrong The Hot Fives & Sevens, Vol III
Nevermore The Obsidian Conspiracy
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Steve Vai Passion and Warfare
Suspyre A Great Divide
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
The Killers Hot Fuss
Three Days Grace One-X
To-Mera Delusions
The album does follow a formula, it is still pretty complex though, dropping it to a 1.5 just for that seems really harsh
Tomorrow's Eve Mirror of Creation 2 - Genesis II
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Beethoven's Last Night
Yes Magnification

3.0 good
Ayreon 01011001
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Finger Eleven Them vs. You vs. Me
Hoobastank The Reason
Incubus Make Yourself
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Myrath Hope
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Pillar Where Do We Go from Here
ok its not that bad. i agree with the "i would have recommended this six yeas ago" and the unoriginality but theres still songs i enjoy every once in a while. And i dont think all the songs are the same
Suspyre The Silvery Image
The Human Abstract Digital Veil

2.5 average
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Delain April Rain
Disturbed The Sickness
Its got good catchy riffs but overall very mediocre, a good album to show how most mainstream metal just isnt that great
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Being a huge fan of dream theater, i feel like criticism directed at alot of their albums is too harsh as they have almost always released great albums in my opinion. this album was the exception however, as while its not necessarily bad, it was just so boring and unimpressive that theres just no reason to keep listening to it when you can listen to any of their other albums
Firewind Days of Defiance
Kings of Leon Only By The Night
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Seether Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces
Spheric Universe Experience Unreal
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Threshold Dead Reckoning

2.0 poor
Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Nickelback Dark Horse
Silverchair Young Modern
maybe im not hearing what every one else is, while this album seems like it would be good for some reason it just sounded terrible to me. i could go into details, but simply put i just didnt enjoy this album at all.
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
The White Stripes Elephant
when i was younger i was brainwashed into liking this album but not anymore. while i understand that the rawness and simplicity of the whitestripes is what is supposed to give it an edge, i just feel like music should have a bit more, well, music put into it to be considered good. Most these songs are seriously just one or two very simple riffs played over and over
Winds Of Plague The Great Stone War
Winds Of Plague Against the World

1.5 very poor
Gorgoroth Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt
Green Day American Idiot
Metallica Reload

1.0 awful
Drifting Icon Submerged in the Andromeda
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