Average Rating: 3.35
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Objectivity Score: 85% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name4.5 superbAs I Lay Dying The Powerless RiseAugust Burns Red Rescue and RestoreCounterparts The Difference Between Hell and HomeGave it a day to grow on me, fucking hell this is great, their best release, easily.Counterparts ProphetsDarkest Hour Deliver UsDeafheaven SunbatherInsomnium One for SorrowLetlive. Fake HistoryLetlive. Fake History (Re-Release)Matchbox Twenty Mad SeasonOh, Sleeper Children Of FireThis is really... really good. Metalcore release of the year in my opinion.Protest the Hero FortressProtest the Hero VolitionNot as good as Fortress, but I honestly don't ever expect them to top that. Definitely my
second favorite Protest album, song structures are far more interesting than on Scurrilous
and (almost) all of the guest vocals are great. The end of Underbite is unfortunate to say
the least, but oh well. Album has some truly awesome moments, Rody kills it and Adler
actually has some pretty sweet sections, the fact that he clicked with their sound as well
as he did is impressive.Scale the Summit The CollectiveSoilwork The Living InfiniteThis or the Apocalypse Haunt What's LeftThis or the Apocalypse Dead YearsThe guitar leads are stunning, they range from totally badass to amazingly beautiful, the guitar work adds so much emotion to the music... it's just fantastic.
The vocals are the most polarizing part of this album, if you like this genre you'll probably love every other aspect, but I know the vocals rub some people the wrong way. I've always enjoyed Ricky and his unique vocals, he adds more range to his harsh vocals here and I personally enjoy all of it, his lyrics are great, and his voice carries a lot of urgency.
The ONLY flaws I could find on the whole album were the clean sections. Some of these vocals don't fit well with the band's sound at all, but they're short and easy to get passed.
I love this album. Fear not, fans of TOTA, this album destroys. Melodic Metalcore doesn't really get better than this.Widek Outside the Universe4.0 excellentAll Shall Perish The Price of ExistenceAll That Remains The Fall of IdealsAudrey Fall MitauAugust Burns Red MessengersAugust Burns Red ConstellationsBeheading Of A King Quasar: Preserving LegacyBreakdown Of Sanity PerceptionI have such a soft spot for this band. Generic as fuck but equally fun. This album is a
pretty big step up from Mirrors, the songwriting is much better, more interesting guitar
leads, and their energetic brand of chugging is still holding up well enough.
Oddly enough my gripe is with the vocals. I know for a fact that this guy is one of the more
talented screamers in the genre, and yet his performance here is very limited in range. I've
heard him hit awesome highs and crushing lows but he seems pretty content with his mid range
here. They sound great, but the highs are nearly untouched, and the lows could definitely be
used more as well. Some sections very obviously suffer simply because a higher or lower
range would have made a much larger impact.
All in all it's a very fun album.Bury Tomorrow The Union Of CrownsDarkest Hour Undoing RuinDarkest Hour The Human RomanceDarkest Hour The Eternal ReturnDestiny Potato LunDreamshade The Gift of LifeErra ImpulseFirst Signs Of Frost AtlanticIn Fear and Faith In Fear and Faith Killswitch Engage Alive or Just BreathingLife in Your Way KingdomsThis album really deserves some attention. This is really good stuff, all the members are very talented. The drummer has great chops, the guitarists put out above average melodies, the vocalists are both damn good. Totally underrated band.Misery Signals ControllerMisery Signals Absent LightNorthlane DiscoveriesNorthlane SingularityIt leaked, not 320 KBPS so I'm tempted to wait to hear it, but it's out there.rEdit: Gone through three times now. I like it more than Discoveries. They stumble a little rbut here and there but overall it's a fantastic album. Tons of atmosphere, and a great rperformance from every member of the band.Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In PlaceOmnium Gatherum BeyondPeriphery PeripheryProtest the Hero KeziaRise Against The Sufferer and the WitnessShreddy Krueger The GrievingThe Black Dahlia Murder EverblackThe Overseer We Search, We DigOne hell of a first release. These guys are going places.The Seer PrologueThe Sorrow Origin of the StormThe Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The OmegaTo Speak Of Wolves Find Your Worth, Come HomeUnderoath Lost in the Sound of SeparationUnderoath DisambiguationUnderoath Define the Great LineUniversum Mortuus MachinaWolves at the Gate CaptorsWolves at the Gate VxVOutstanding vocal performances and solid instrumentals to accompany them make for another great album from these guys. It's a shame they ONLY write songs about god, some more diverse lyrics would be nice, but still, this kicks ass.Wovenwar Wovenwar3.5 greatA Call To Sincerity FoundationsTalented group. The music is very enjoyable for the most part, nice and melodic, some pretty beautiful material here. The vocals are... eh. They sound strong at first but there's not enough variation and they get stale long before the album ends. It's a shame the vocalist they picked up recently is even worse.After The Burial Wolves WithinDisconnect is probably the best song they've written, the rest of the album is is pretty hit or miss.All Shall Perish Awaken the DreamersAll Shall Perish This Is Where It EndsGotta love leaks. This is better than AtD, no contest at all. Is it better than TPoE? Most of you probably won't think so, but it's a damn good album and any metalhead should give it a few spins.
Edit: They are currently selling this at Mayhem Fest, so a lot of people own the album, so any reviews that were taken down should be put back up since the album has TECHNICALLY been released.
2nd edit: Not allowing reviews for this album? Wtf Sputnik D:August Burns Red Thrill SeekerAugust Burns Red LevelerAugust Burns Red Sleddin' HillBetween the Buried and Me AlaskaBetween the Buried and Me Colors_LiveBorn of Osiris The DiscoveryBring Me the Horizon SempiternalChiodos IlluminaudioCounterparts The Current Will Carry UsOh lordy I guess guess I upset someone. Okay I'll just say I don't think it's as good as everyone is making it out to be and that Prophets is better imho.Darkest Hour Hidden Hands of a Sadist NationDeadlock ManifestoDeadlock WolvesDemon Hunter Storm the Gates of HellDisarmonia Mundi The Isolation GameElitist Reshape ReasonEminem RecoveryForevermore SojournerThis is a very talented young group. They may not have broken away from the pack or really distinguished themselves yet, but on Sojourner they prove that they have the potential to do so.In Fear and Faith Your World On FireKillswitch Engage Disarm the DescentLamb of God ResolutionPeriphery Periphery II: This Time It's PersonalThe Contortionist ExoplanetThe Devil Wears Prada 8:18Gonna suck.
Edit: Turns out it's much better than the singles would lead one to believe. It's not really
anything special but it's pretty good for this band, some of their best work. Mike's vocals
are both at their worst and best here, depending on the song, and Jeremy has never sounded
better. It's far from perfect but it ends up being pretty fun.The Sorrow The SorrowThe Sorrow Blessings From a Blackened SkyThe Sorrow Misery EscapeIt's fun, all of their albums are, but it could be better. Their first two albums remain the best and it doesn't sound like they have any interest in heading back in that direction.This or the Apocalypse Monuments3.0 goodA Hero a Fake Let Oceans LieAfter The Burial In DreamsAll That Remains For We Are ManyAs I Lay Dying AwakenedBetween the Buried and Me ColorsBreakdown Of Sanity MirrorsBring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen ItDarkest Hour Darkest HourWell... Some of it is fantastic, and some of it is underwhelming to say the least. It's going to take me a lot of listens to really decide how I feel about this album, but one this is clear: This is a VERY different Darkest Hour than the one we've all come to know.Dead And Divine AntimacyGuitar work gets old really really fast but the vocals are good, the cleans are great. Very strong choruses.Deadlock Bizarro WorldDemon Hunter True DefianceDemon Hunter The TriptychDream On, Dreamer LovelessErra AugmentIt's Impulse part 2. In a way this is very disappointing, they don't experiment with their sound or add a single new thing to it. That being said, once you come to terms with that and just listen to this for what it is, it's great stuff. Jesse sounds amazing on this album and there's some really beautiful guitar work, these guys are talented so more of the same will do the trick... For now.rEdit: I lied, it's getting boring really fast.Farewell To Arms PerceptionsJust stumbled on to this band on Facebook. Very talented bunch of guys, and for a debut album this is fantastic. Shame that they've gone essentially unnoticed thus far.Feed Her to the Sharks The Beauty of FallingI, the Breather These Are My SinsI, the Breather Truth and PurposeA step up from the previous album. The vocals are a little more varied but could still use a little work in my opinion. The guitar work is enjoyable just like on the previous album, they have a bit of a djent sound this time. It's a good album, still just a little too generic to really fall in love with, but these guys are talented and if they keep improving I'm sure they'll put out a really outstanding record in the future.
Oh and "Lunar" is fantastic. It's heavy, beautiful, and eerie all at the same time.Killswitch Engage As Daylight DiesKillswitch Engage The End of HeartacheLetlive. The Blackest BeautifulOh, Sleeper The TitanNot nearly as good as CoF. There's something missing, I don't even really know what it is,
but none of the songs had the impact that songs on CoF had. The best song on the album is
Shane's nearly solo song, Heavy Hands. Shane is fucking awesome but his ballad shouldn't be
the album highlight.
If you're expecting songs on par with Endseekers or Hush Yael you will be let down.Papa Roach The ConnectionProtest the Hero ScurrilousScale the Summit The MigrationI can't really get into it. It's fun for a spin or two but it lacks the emotional impact
that The Collective had, which is what elevated it from something good to something really
special. Technically this is great but it failed to hit me in the feels.The Black Dahlia Murder RitualThe Devil Wears Prada Dead ThroneThe Francesco Artusato Project Chaos And The PrimordialThe Haarp Machine DisclosureWell this is a letdown. Technically impressive and all but we've heard this before, plenty of times. The Overseer Rest and Let GoVery mixed feeling about this album. I really enjoyed this band's debut. This isn't nearly as heavy, and the heavy bits are a let down. I like atmosphere and it works well here at times, but I found a couple tracks downright boring. Clean vocals are very easy on the ears, and thankfully take the spotlight. If the vocalist was still screaming and growling like he did on the debut I would want more, but he sounds like a copy of Mike Hranica here, which is not good at allllllll.The Word Alive RealNot bad, they still haven't lived up to their potential but this is way better than Life
Cycles and there's some pretty cool tracks here. There's also some pretty shitty ones.Within the Ruins Invade2.5 averageAll That Remains OvercomeBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future SequenceBetween the Buried and Me The Great MisdirectDemon Hunter The World Is a ThornHope For The Dying AletheiaThe problem with this band is that they essentially noodle on their instruments for the
entire lengths of their albums. This is quite well written in some spots and the guitar work
is awesome, but by the time the end comes you're just sick of it. It loses any impact it
initially had and becomes tiresome.
Also the vocals don't fit the music and the cleans are shit.Parkway Drive AtlasBorrrrring. Fuck off sound off length requirement. TesseracT OneThe Amity Affliction Chasing GhostsThe Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take MeThe Faceless AutotheismYeah it's super fast and technical and they added prog elements but... Who gives a shit? Don't get me wrong there are some cool things at work here but honestly this music manages to be both overwhelming and boring at the same time for the most part. I wouldn't bother listening to this more than once. The Word Alive Life CyclesI finally got around to listening to this. It's really boring, a huge step down in every way from their last release. They got lazy... reeeally lazy.2.0 poorBorn of Osiris Tomorrow We Die AliveSo much poor execution on this album. It's like they said "hey let's take everything that we made work on The Discovery and turn it to shit."Deadlock The ArsonistPretty much sucks. The new harsh vocalist is terrible the instrumentals are bland as can fucking be... the only reason this isn't completely unbearable is because Sabine sounds pretty great.In Fear and Faith ImperialKillswitch Engage Killswitch Engage IIPeriphery ClearNothing special or stand out here. Way too many lame vocal effects, despite all the songs
being written by different people a lot of them still sound far too familiar, and the ones
that sound different than what the band usually puts out just aren't very good.
Disappointing release.Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1This album opens with it's two strongest tracks, both of which are pretty enjoyable and catchy. And then Corey and the boys stumble, and then they fall, annnnd they don't stop falling until the album comes to a close.
This is boring. I mean really fucking boring. I like the occasional hard rock album if it's done right, but this is so completely emotionless and lackluster and cheesy that I could barely finish it.
Is it possible for a band to try too hard and not give a shit at the same time? Because that's what this sounds like.The Contortionist IntrinsicI don't get it. Seems really awkward and dull to me...1.5 very poorFeed Her to the Sharks Savage SeasThis is really bad. They showed potential on their first release but this is just sad. The lyrics are some of the worst I've ever come across. The guy growls like a beast while crying like a little bitch, his writing is very limited. The music is generic as can be, there's nothing fun about it.1.0 awfulA Hero a Fake The Future AgainAll That Remains A War You Cannot WinIf the rest of the songs on this album are as bad as the 2 already released then the album
deserves a 1 for pure wasted talent if nothing else. To go from TFoI to this crap is just
Edit: It's as bad as we all knew it would be.Asking Alexandria From Death to DestinyAttack Attack! (US) This Means WarBring Me the Horizon Count Your BlessingsChelsea Grin EvolveDevin Townsend Project DeconstructionLimp Bizkit Gold CobraThe Crimson Armada Conviction
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