Robert Davis

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5.0 classic
Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken...
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Camel Mirage
Camel Moonmadness
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Carcass Heartwork
Converge Jane Doe
Cynic Focus
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Human
Deep Purple Machine Head
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dun (FRA1) Eros
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Gentle Giant Acquiring the Taste
Gentle Giant In a Glass House
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Clash London Calling
The Doors The Doors

4.5 superb
Accept Balls to the Wall
Accept Restless and Wild
Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics
Aeon Zen Ephemera
This is definitely one of the finer prog metal releases of recent times, and certainly of this year so far too. Each song more or less sounds different to the other, and the way in which instrumental performance is co-ordinated in songs like "The Entity", "Life?" and "Rebuild the Ruins" reminds me (in a good way) of Myrath's debut album.
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Akercocke Choronzon
Akercocke Antichrist
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Alice Cooper Killer
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Amon Amarth Versus the World
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anathema Weather Systems
Angel Witch Angel Witch
Anglagard Hybris
Angra Angels Cry
Angra Temple of Shadows
Angra Holy Land
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Anthrax Among the Living
Anvil Metal on Metal
Arkona (RUS) Goi, Rode, Goi!
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atheist Elements
Atheist Piece of Time
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Atheist Jupiter
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Avatarium Avatarium
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory Hammerheart
Bauhaus The Sky's Gone Out
Behemoth Demigod
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Black Anvil Hail Death
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Blackfield Blackfield
Blondie Parallel Lines
Blood Ceremony Living With The Ancients
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Blue Oyster Cult Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny And Mutation
Blue Oyster Cult Secret Treaties
Bolt Thrower Those Once Loyal
Bolt Thrower ...For Victory
Borknagar Borknagar
Burzum Det som engang var
Burzum Burzum
Burzum Aske
Candlemass Nightfall
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Carcass Surgical Steel
Cathedral The Last Spire
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
Celtic Frost Monotheist
Cephalic Carnage Lucid Interval
Cirith Ungol King of the Dead
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Coroner Grin
Coroner Mental Vortex
Coroner No More Color
Coroner Punishment for Decadence
Cradle of Filth Midian
Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Cream Fresh Cream
Crowbar Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cult Of Fire Ascetic Meditation Of Death
One thing that made made fall instantly in love with this album is its very spiritual energy flowing throughout. You can feel the amount of effort being put into the production of the album and it's simply almost too good to be true. The mixture of evocative, sometimes atmospheric black metal and beautifully integrated eastern influences feels like the perfect musical combination. To be honest, the band's harsher side reminds me of both Borknagar and Burzum, whilst the eastern influences give the band freedom to roam in their own musical world. One of 2013's best extreme metal albums? For me, definitely.
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cynic Traced in Air
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Danzig Danzig
Danzig Danzig II: Lucifuge
Danzig Danzig III: How The Gods Kill
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Dead Kennedys Bedtime for Democracy
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Symbolic
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Decapitated Nihility
Deep Purple In Rock
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deicide Deicide
Deicide The Stench of Redemption
Destruction Release from Agony
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions
Dio Holy Diver
Discharge Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Dodheimsgard A Umbra Omega
Draconian The Burning Halo
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Awake
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Dying Fetus Destroy the Opposition
Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Earthless From The Ages
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Electric Light Orchestra Time
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
Eluveitie Spirit
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Tarkus
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Ensiferum Victory Songs
Enslaved Isa
Enslaved Ruun
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved RIITIIR
currently writing a review for this album. I'm literally drunk with excitement.
Entombed Left Hand Path
Epica The Divine Conspiracy
Epica The Phantom Agony
Epica Design Your Universe
Exivious Liminal
Falkenbach Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
Falkenbach ...Magni Blandinn Ok Megintiri...
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fields of the Nephilim Mourning Sun
Fields of the Nephilim Elizium
Such a hauntingly beautiful album, and it actually stays with you hours after you've stopped listening to the album itself. It's that memorable. Not just that, but McCoy's voice on here is incredible. Melodic overtones and gothic atmosphere make this one of the albums of the 90's for me.
Fish Raingods With Zippos
Its always refreshing for me to hear a Fish album, especially as he is one of my favourite solo musicians. This album has in particular so much variety its almost impossible to note every little thing that makes his music stand out so. The last six songs (contributing to a 25 minute opus called 'Plague of Ghosts') are maybe drawn out a little too long, but not enough to take away from the core values of this promising album by Fish. I sometimes wonder whether marillion or Fish is actually better.
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Flotsam and Jetsam No Place for Disgrace
Focus Focus 3
Focus Focus II
Focus Hamburger Concerto
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Gamma Ray Somewhere Out in Space
Gamma Ray Land of the Free
Genesis Foxtrot
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Gentle Giant Octopus
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gong You
Gorguts Obscura
Green Carnation Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Hawkwind Hall of the Mountain Grill
Hawkwind Warrior on the Edge of Time
Hawkwind Doremi Fasol Latido
Hawkwind Levitation
Imperium Dekadenz Dis Manibvs
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Lychgate An Antidote for the Glass Pill
This album is thoroughly brilliant from start to finish. The swathes of Gothic keyboards, progressive song structures, menacing vocal delivery, beautiful guitar work, it's all tightly packed into this 50-minute package-the sound of which is right up my alley. Sure, that may sound fanboyish, but I genuinely love this album having heard it three times already. It simply gets better and better. Highlights of this album could be any song really, but for me personally it's "Letter XIX" and "An Acousmatic Guardian" (Had to look up the definition of "Acousmatic") that really effectively convey this band's best musical talents to the listener.
Mare Cognitum Phobos Monolith
Moondog Moondog
My Dying Bride Turn Loose the Swans
My Dying Bride The Barghest o’ Whitby
Napalm Death Time Waits for No Slave
Negura Bunget Virstele Pamintului
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Nightwish Wishmaster
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Obituary Slowly We Rot
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Watershed
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
Pink Floyd The Wall
Portishead Dummy
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Renaissance Scheherazade and Other Stories
Repulsion Horrified
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
Saxon Wheels of Steel
Shape of Despair Monotony Fields
Sinistro Semente
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Genuinely thought that this was a novel when I saw the title, but later found out that it was a new album by Steven wilson. I've no idea what my expectations for this are, because every album he's ever been involved in is interesting in some way. I think he was talking about doing a new PT album too, so this year he's being a busy, busy bee. Like every year.
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Cranberries No Need to Argue
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
The Cult Electric
The Cult Sonic Temple
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Doors Strange Days
The Enid In The Region of the Summer Stars
The Enid Six Pieces
The Gathering How to Measure a Planet?
The Gathering Mandylion
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Great Old Ones EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy
The Groundhogs Hogwash
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
The Ruins Of Beverast Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospels of Heinrich...
This is about the most blackened piece of music I've heard all year. It sometimes reminds me of early Candlemass and other times of very early MDB, but with a unique and original twist thanks to those well-orchestrated parts throughout. 'Malefica', 'A failed exorcism' and 'Ordeal' alone made me want to check these guys out more. The closer is a little underwhelming for me, but even then there's a sense of grandiosity and epic overtones.
Therion Vovin
Thy Catafalque Meta
Well now, here's an album that practically blows every other record of 2016 out of the water. Well at least it does for me. Utterly fantastic from start to finish. Full of creativity, versatility and finesse without ever confusing or frustrating its listener. I could pick any song from here and hail it as a highlight, but I think the third track (I know, too lazy to write the song titles out) and that monstrously progressive 20-minute behemoth both take the cake. I doubt I'll hear another album with the same replay value or timeless quality as this in all honesty, but that's just my opinion.
Turisas The Varangian Way
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Van Halen Van Halen
Venenum Trance of Death
In the words of Varg Vikernes when he decided to cover Bathory's "War"...r'This is, huh, wow'.rNo but seriously, this is fantastic work. One of, if not the best extreme metal record of the year so far.
W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P.
While Heaven Wept Suspended at Aphelion
How this album has such a low rating is beyond me. It's a beautiful progressive metal album which is certainly one of the best of the year.
Wintersun Wintersun
Xerath III

4.0 excellent
1349 Massive Cauldron of Chaos
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day to Remember What Separates Me from You
Abhorrent Decimation Miasmic Mutation
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Aborted Goremageddon
Aborted Engineering the Dead
Aborted Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Aborted Retrogore
Absu Barathrum V.I.T.R.I.O.L.
Absu The Sun of Tiphareth
Absu Absu
Absu Abzu
AC/DC Highway To Hell
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC Let There Be Rock
AC/DC High Voltage
Accept Metal Heart
Another great 80's album from Accept. They really do have a metal heart...
Accept Blood of the Nations
Accept Stalingrad
Acheron Kult des Hasses
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
Aerosmith Rocks
Aerosmith Aerosmith
Aerosmith Get Your Wings
Aerosmith Draw the Line
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agathodaimon Chapter III
Air Moon Safari
Akercocke The Goat of Mendes
Akhlys The Dreaming I
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
Alice Cooper Love It To Death
Alice Cooper Dragontown
Alice Cooper Welcome to my Nightmare
Alice Cooper Hey Stoopid
Alice in Chains Facelift
All About Eve All About Eve
Allan Holdsworth The Sixteen Men of Tain
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite
Almyrkvi Pupil of the Searing Maelstrom
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
Alter Bridge Fortress
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns
Amon Amarth The Crusher
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth The Avenger
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Duul II Yeti
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Beautiful album, very atmospheric, and epic in all the right places. It's certainly lifted my spirits that's for sure, although that's probably not what the band intended when making this album. Definitely one of the better albums I've listened to from this genre for a long, long while.
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Long Goodbye
Anaal Nathrakh The Codex Necro
Anaal Nathrakh Eschaton
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Her
Anaal Nathrakh Domine Non Es Dignus
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Judgement
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema The Crestfallen
And So I Watch You From Afar All Hail Bright Futures
Angelus Apatrida Hidden Evolution
Very solid, very consistent thrash metal album which will surely turn out to be one of 2015's stronger metal releases. No particular highlights here for me stand out because there's isn't one which is filler material. I do, however, think the album has a very fitting closer, even if a little long. Musicianship is solid, and vocals are nicely versatile, though they do at times remind me of Rob Jukes in his Exodus period.
Angra Rebirth
Angra Aurora Consurgens
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Annihilator King of the Kill
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Anthrax Persistence of Time
Anthrax Sound of White Noise
Anthrax Worship Music
Anvil Forged in Fire
Anvil Hard 'n' Heavy
Arch Enemy Stigmata
Arch Enemy Doomsday Machine
Arch Enemy Black Earth
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Architects Hollow Crown
Architects Daybreaker
Archive Controlling Crowds
Area Arbeit Macht Frei
Arkona (RUS) Ot Serdtsa K Nebu
Arkona (RUS) Vo Slavu Velikim!
Arkona (RUS) Vozrozhdeniye
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation
Artillery Terror Squad
Artillery By Inheritance
Artillery When Death Comes
Artillery My Blood
Artillery Penalty by Perception
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
At the Gates Terminal Spirit Disease
At the Gates Gardens of Grief
Autopsy The Tomb Within
Autopsy All Tomorrow's Funerals
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Just heard 'Arch cadaver'...sounds pretty solid as always.
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Bacamarte Depois Do Fim
Baroness Second
Baroness First
Baroness Red Album
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness First & Second
Baroness Yellow and Green
BARST The Western Lands
Bathory Bathory
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Bathory Twilight of the Gods
Bathory Blood on Ice
Bathory Nordland I
Batushka Litourgiya
Bauhaus Burning from the Inside
Bauhaus In the Flat Field
Bauhaus Mask
Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Be'lakor Vessels
Behemoth Satanica
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behemoth Evangelion
Behexen The Poisonous Path
This is definitely among the better black metal albums I've heard so far in 2016. Excellent sound, and some outstanding guitar work. It's not that versatile, but it sure does deliver the goods like few others.
Belphegor Pestapokalypse VI
Belphegor Lucifer Incestus
Belphegor Blood Magick Necromance
Beneath (IS) The Barren Throne
A very consistent, powerful death metal album. Some of the riffs may sound the same towards the end, but the technical solo work and solid instrumental performance makes for an excellent all-round impression. my personal highlights are "Chalice" and "Mass Extinction Codex".
Benediction Transcend the Rubicon
Benediction Killing Music
Benediction The Grand Leveller
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Beyond Creation The Aura
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Billy Cobham Spectrum
Billy Idol Billy Idol
Billy Idol Rebel Yell
Biohazard State of the World Address
Biohazard Mata Leao
Bjork Post
Bjork Vespertine
Black Crown Initiate The Wreckage of Stars
Black Label Society The Blessed Hellride
Black Label Society Mafia
Black Label Society 1919 Eternal
Black Label Society Sonic Brew
Black Label Society Order Of The Black
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Heaven And Hell
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath 13
Black Spiders Sons of the North
Black Stone Cherry Black Stone Cherry
Black Stone Cherry Folklore and Superstition
Black Trip Goin' Under
Blackberry Smoke The Whippoorwill
Blackfield Blackfield II
Blackfield Blackfield V
Blackmore's Night Fires at Midnight
Blackmore's Night Ghost of a Rose
Bleeding Through Portrait of the Goddess
Bleeding Through The Truth
Bleeding Through Declaration
Bleeding Through Dust to Ashes
blink-182 Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Blondie Eat to the Beat
Blondie Plastic Letters
Blondie Blondie
Blood Ceremony Blood Ceremony
Blood Red Throne Affiliated With the Suffering
Blood Red Throne Altered Genesis
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Bloodshot Dawn Demons
Bloody Hammers Spiritual Relics
Very solid album, and particularly raises all the good points of a genre at risk of sounding outdated. The keyboards make songs such as 'At the well of the Nazareth' and 'The source' all the more exciting and evil-sounding to listen to, whereas the bass-heavy 'The transit begins' and 'Shiver' obviously favour heavy guitar sounds a la Pentagram (in the 80s), making for a rather unique sound.
Blue Oyster Cult Agents Of Fortune
Blue Oyster Cult Fire of Unknown Origin
Blue Oyster Cult Spectres
Blue Oyster Cult Cultosaurus Erectus
Blue Oyster Cult Imaginos
Blues Pills Blues Pills
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
Bob Catley The Tower
Bob Catley When Empires Burn
Bolt Thrower Realm of Chaos
Bolt Thrower War Master
Bolt Thrower The IVth Crusade
Bolt Thrower Honour - Valour - Pride
Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun
Boris Amplifier Worship
Borknagar Empiricism
Borknagar The Olden Domain
Borknagar Epic
Borknagar Quintessence
Borknagar The Archaic Course
Boston Boston
Boston Don't Look Back
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
A very different sound compared to what we've heard from BMTH in the not too distant past. In particular the production seems a lot more atmospheric and Sykes' vocals seem to have more of a range than usual. There are a lot of songs on here that I could say are the band's best: 'The house of wolves', 'Empire (let them sing)','Shadow Moses' and 'Crooked young', the latter of which making for a very nice sound using symphonic sounds and consequently giving off a classical feel. If this is the direction the band are heading in, I have no doubt that I will become a bigger fan than ever before.
Broken Hope Omen of Disease
Excellent album. Some very brutal and sometimes technical death metal here, though you have to try hard to find variation in some aspects of the band's sound. The vocals and drum rhythms are more or less the same all the way through, but the guitar and bass work is extremely well-executed, specifically on 'Ghastly', the title track and 'The docking dead'. I didn't realize this band were around for as long as they have been either.
Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding
Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls
Bruce Dickinson Accident of Birth
Burzum Filosofem
Burzum Belus
Burzum Fallen
California Breed California Breed
Camel Camel
Camel Rajaz
Camel The Snow Goose
Camel Rain Dances
Camel Breathless
Camel Nude
Camel Harbour of Tears
Camel A Nod and a Wink
Candlemass Candlemass
Candlemass Tales of Creation
Candlemass Ancient Dreams
Candlemass King of the Grey Islands
Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Carach Angren This Is No Fairytale
Caravan For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness
Carcass Swansong
Carcass Tools of the Trade
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Cathedral The Ethereal Mirror
Cathedral The Carnival Bizarre
Cathedral Forest of Equilibrium
Cathedral The Guessing Game
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
Celeste Animale(s)
Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
Cephalic Carnage Exploiting Dysfunction
Cephalic Carnage Misled by Certainty
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Chimaira Chimaira
Chimaira The Age Of Hell
Chthonic Seediq Bale
Chthonic 9th Empyrean
Chthonic Relentless Recurrence
Cinderella Night Songs
Cinderella Long Cold Winter
Cirith Ungol One Foot in Hell
Cirith Ungol Paradise Lost
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Clutch Robot Hive/Exodus
Clutch The Elephant Riders
Clutch Clutch
Clutch Earth Rocker
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains The Big Eyeball In The Sky
Confessor Condemned
Converge You Fail Me
Converge No Heroes
Coroner R.I.P.
Corrosion of Conformity Wiseblood
Corrosion of Conformity Deliverance
Corrosion of Conformity America's Volume Dealer
Corrosion of Conformity Blind
Costin Chioreanu The Quest For A Morning Star
Cradle of Filth Dusk and Her Embrace
Cradle of Filth Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei
Cream Disraeli Gears
Cream Wheels of Fire
Crimson Shadows Kings Among Men
Crom Dubh Heimweh
Crosses Crosses
Crowbar Crowbar
Crowbar Life's Blood For The Downtrodden
Crowbar Broken Glass
Crowbar Equilibrium
Crowbar Time Heals Nothing
Crowbar Sever The Wicked Hand
Cruachan Morrigans Call
Cruachan Blood on the Black Robe
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg
Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy
Crystal Fairy Crystal Fairy
Csejthe Reminiscence
Cult of Luna The Beyond
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cult of Luna Vertikal II
Cynic The Portal Tapes
D.R.I. Crossover
D.R.I. 4 of a Kind
D.R.I. Dirty Rotten LP
D.R.I. Dealing with It!
Daevid Allen Good Morning!
Danzig 6:66 Satans Child
Danzig Deth Red Sabaoth
Dark Fortress Venereal Dawn
Dark Funeral Diabolis Interium
Dark Funeral Dark Funeral
Darkest Hour Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist
Dead Kennedys In God We Trust, Inc.
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Leprosy
Death Angel Act III
Death Angel Frolic Through the Park
Death Angel The Art of Dying
Death Angel The Dream Calls for Blood
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Death Grips The Powers That B
Death Karma The History of Death & Burial Rituals Part I
Deathspell Omega The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Deathstars Termination Bliss
Deathstars Synthetic Generation
Deathstars Night Electric Night
Decapitated The Negation
Deceased Supernatural Addiction
Deceased Fearless Undead Machines
Deceased As the Weird Travel On
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band
Deep Purple Burn
Deep Purple Deep Purple
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple
Deep Purple Bananas
Deep Purple Now What?!
Def Leppard Pyromania
Def Leppard Hysteria
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Gore
Deicide Once Upon the Cross
Deicide Legion
Deicide To Hell With God
Delain Moonbathers
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Stellar
Excellent album, though it took me a while to get into it. I think it's because of the first two songs, which I thought at first were a little too long for their own good, but then the rest of the album automatically impressed me and kept me hooked. With the exception of the brilliant final song, I prefer the two shorter tracks ("Einkehr" and "Verbund") to the lengthier material, but as a whole this is simply a well-written, well-performed black metal release.
Desecrator Subconscious Release
Destiny Potato Lun
Destroyer 666 Wildfire
Destruction The Antichrist
Destruction Inventor of Evil
Destruction Eternal Devastation
Destruction Infernal Overkill
Destruction Sentence of Death
Destruction All Hell Breaks Loose
Dethklok Dethalbum II
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Physicist
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
This album to me is twenty minutes too long,and it could have done without 'Praise the lowered' and 'The Mighty Masturbator',but this makes for a pretty solid album actually...rFar from devin's best though.
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Diamond Head Borrowed Time
Die So Fluid The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime
Die So Fluid Spawn Of Dysfunction
Dimmu Borgir For All Tid
Dio The Last in Line
Dioramic Supra
Dismember The God That Never Was
Dismember Indecent & Obscene
Dismember Dismember
Dissection The Somberlain
Dodecahedron Kwintessens
DorDeDuh Dar De Duh
Down Down III: Over the Under
Draconian Where Lovers Mourn
Draconian Arcane Rain Fell
Draconian Turning Season Within
Drawn A New World?
Dread Sovereign All Hell's Martyrs
Dream Evil Dragon Slayer
Dream Evil The Book of Heavy Metal
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dying Fetus Stop at Nothing
Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline
Dying Fetus War of Attrition
Earthside A Dream In Static
Electric Light Orchestra Face the Music
Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue
Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record
Electric Light Orchestra The Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra On the Third Day
Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado
Electric Wizard We Live
Electric Wizard Witchcult Today
Electric Wizard Electric Wizard
Electric Wizard Black Masses
Eluveitie Slania
Eluveitie Everything Remains As It Never Was
Eluveitie Helvetios
Elvenking Wyrd
Elvenking The Pagan Manifesto
The album Elvenking should have made after "The Winter Wake" in my opinion. It features everything that made the band's first three albums so unique whilst still retaining a melodic yet epic atmosphere, helped to become more relevant by intricate folk musicianship. My personal highlights are the amazing "King of the Elves" and "Twilight of Magic", though near enough every song on here is just as good in their own particular way.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Trilogy
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Emperor Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
Employed to Serve Greyer than You Remember
Endalok Ur Draumheimi Viourstyggor
Ensiferum Iron
Ensiferum From Afar
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved Vikingligr Veldi
Enslaved Mardraum - Beyond the Within
Enslaved Monumension
Enslaved In Times
Enthroned Prophecies of Pagan Fire
Enthroned XES Haereticum
I was initially introduced to Enthroned's music via "Carnage in Worlds beyond", so it's fairly unsurprising that this album is musically similar. That's not a bad thing at all however, given how aggressive and powerful the musicianship is. Not only that, but the more complex likes of "Vortex of Confusion" and "Seven Plagues, Seven Wraths" really impressed me. The vocals for me are still weak in comparison but nonetheless suitable for this musical style.
Entombed Clandestine
Entombed Wolverine Blues
Epica Requiem for the Indifferent
Evile Enter the Grave
Execration (NOR) Morbid Dimensions
Exhorder Slaughter in the Vatican
Exodus Bonded by Blood
Exodus Fabulous Disaster
Exodus Tempo of the Damned
Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Extreme Extreme II: Pornograffitti
Extreme III Sides to Every Story
From start to finish, this is an undoubtedly ambitious concept album which, if not immediately successful, was for Extreme a career-defining piece of work. Split into three parts, the album explores and covers a lot of musical ground. The first part has the most in common with Extreme's earlier material (but is still very reliable given the band's hard-working musical ethic), the mid-section is experimental and proves Bettencourt is more than just a talented guitarist, and the last three songs verge on progressive rock territory. It's a big album to take in, and will require more than one listen to enhance the whole experience, but is certainly a rewarding listen by the end.
Exumer Rising from the Sea
Eyehategod Dopesick
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More Angel Dust
Faith No More The Real Thing
Faith No More Album of the Year
Falkenbach ...En Their Medh Riki Fara...
Falkenbach Tiurida
Falls of Rauros Vigilance Perennial
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Fange Pourrissoir
Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian
Fear Factory Obsolete
Fear Factory Soul of a New Machine
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Fen Winter
Fields of the Nephilim Zoon
Finntroll Nattfodd
Finntroll Jaktens Tid
Finntroll Nifelvind
Firewind Between Heaven And Hell
Fish Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors
Fish Internal Exile
Fish 13th Star
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Foo Fighters In Your Honor
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Forbidden Forbidden Evil
Forbidden Twisted into Form
Forteresse Thèmes pour la Rébellion
Frank Zappa Waka/Jawaka
Frank Zappa The Grand Wazoo
Frank Zappa Joe’s Garage
Free Fire and Water
Free Tons of Sobs
Fuath I
Funeral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon
Gamma Ray Majestic
Gamma Ray Power Plant
Garbage Garbage
Garbage Version 2.0
Garbage Not Your Kind of People
Gary Moore Still Got The Blues
Gary Moore Victims Of The Future
Gary Moore Dirty Fingers
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Genesis A Trick of the Tail
Gentle Giant Gentle Giant
Gentle Giant Three Friends
Gentle Giant The Power and the Glory
Gentle Giant Free Hand
George Kollias Invictus
George Thorogood and the Destroyers George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Glorior Belli Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls
Nice album. I particularly like the harshness of the vocals and the musicianship here often accompanies those vocals in the right sort of way. The mixture of blackened riffs and a southern rock tone throughout makes for an interesting sound, though at times this can wear a little thin if played on a repetitive basis. That said, the album is generally very consistent and in my opinion never quite lets up.
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godflesh Pure
Godflesh Decline & Fall
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Golden Earring Moontan
Golden Earring Eight Miles High
Golden Earring Contraband
Gong Flying Teapot
Gong Angel's Egg
Gong Gazeuse! (Expresso)
Gong Expresso II
Gong Shamal
Gong Acid Motherhood
Gong I See You
Gong Rejoice! I’m Dead!
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Grails Chalice Hymnal
Grand Funk Railroad We're An American Band
Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk
Grand Funk Railroad On Time
Grand Funk Railroad Closer To Home
Grand Funk Railroad Survival
Grand Funk Railroad E Pluribus Funk
Grand Funk Railroad Phoenix
Grave Digger The Grave Digger
Grave Digger Excalibur
Grave Miasma Endless Pilgrimage
Green Day American Idiot
Grim Reaper Fear No Evil
Grima Tales of the Enchanted Woods
Grimoire À La Lumière des Cendres
Grinding Fortune Itch Relief
Gryphon Red Queen To Gryphon Three
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
GWAR Ragnarok
Hail Spirit Noir Oi Magoi
Haken Aquarius
Haken Affinity
Halford Resurrection
Halford Crucible
Hanoi Rocks Bangkok Shocks,Saigon Shakes,Hanoi Rocks
Hate Forest Sorrow
Hate Forest Purity
Hate Forest Battlefields
Hate Forest The Most Ancient Ones
Hawk Eyes Everything Is Fine
Hawkwind In Search of Space
Hawkwind Quark, Strangeness and Charm
Heart Dreamboat Annie
Hell Poemer Arcane Mysteries of Dead Ancestors
HellHammer Satanic Rites
Hellish Outcast Stay of Execution
Helloween Walls of Jericho
High on Fire Luminiferous
Huntress Spell Eater
iamthemorning Lighthouse
Iced Earth Dystopia
Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen
Ihsahn Arktis.
Illustrations In Vain
Illyria Illyria
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
In Flames Whoracle
Incantation Dirges of Elysium
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Inferno Gnosis Kardias (Of Transcension and Involution)
Inquisition Obscure Verses for the Multiverse
Inquisition Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The
IQ The Wake
Jakub Zytecki Wishful Lotus Proof
James LaBrie Impermanent Resonance
Jeff Loomis Zero Order Phase
Kaipa In the Wake of Evolution
Kairon IRSE! Ujubasajuba
Karybdis Samsara
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Killing Joke MMXII
Klone Here Comes The Sun
Kosmokrator First Step Towards Supremacy
Kreator Violent Revolution
Krisiun Black Force Domain
Pretty awesome album. The solos here are definitely the album's highlight.
Lacuna Coil Unleashed Memories
Lamb of God Wrath
Latitudes Old Sunlight
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Leprous Bilateral
Les Claypool's Duo de Twang Four Foot Shack
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Locanda Delle Fate Forse le Lucciole non si Amano piu
Lotus Thief Gramarye
Lunatic Soul Impressions
Macabre Omen Gods Of War - At War
Excellent album. These guys have done a stunning job both musically and conceptually here. Sure, it obviously draws many influences from the likes of Bathory (who doesn't in this sub-genre?), but the way in which atmospheric black metal is fused together with melancholic mood and flourishes of Pagan music simply collaborates for what is an hour of grandiose music. Any song here could be seen as a highlight, but my personal favourites would have to be "From Son to Father" and the epic two-part closer "Alexandros".
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Madder Mortem Red In Tooth And Claw
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mekong Delta Dances of Death (and other Walking Shadows)
Melechesh Enki
Messa Belfry
Metal Church The Dark
Mike Oldfield Ommadawn
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Misery Index The Killing Gods
Mithras On Strange Loops
Monarch (FRA) Sabbracadaver
Monolithe Monolithe IV
Monster Magnet Last Patrol
Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
Moonspell Extinct
Mourning Beloveth Rust & Bone
Muse Absolution
My Dying Bride The Thrash of Naked Limbs
My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures
My Dying Bride Feel the Misery
Nails Abandon All Life
Napalm Death Utilitarian
Nasum Human 2.0
Native Construct Quiet World
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Necrophagia Season of the Dead
Necrophagia WhiteWorm Cathedral
Negator Gates to the Pantheon
Nervosa Agony
Nicole Saboune Miman
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
Novembre Ursa
Nullingroots Shrouds of Celeste
Nullingroots Take Care
Obituary Cause of Death
Obituary World Demise
Obituary The End Complete
Obliterations Poison Everything
Obscura Akróasis
Occultation Silence in the Ancestral House
This album has a rich, prominent tone rooted deep in gothic music which continually reminds me of Candlemass' 80s era. For that reason I quite like it, and the way in which this tone is carried out consistently from start to finish makes songs like the brilliant 'The Place Behind the Sky' and slow but dramatic closing title track. The band's name may be pretty obvious as to what one would expect (Is "Occultation" even an actual word?), but they more than make up for this with the musicianship.r
Orange Goblin Thieving from the House of God
Orange Goblin Back from the Abyss
Oranssi Pazuzu Muukalainen Puhuu
Overkill The Electric Age
Overkill White Devil Armory
Pallas XXV
Pallbearer Heartless
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Parkway Drive Horizons
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Pentagram (CL) The Malefice
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Persefone Aathma
Pestilence Obsideo
Poison Headache Poison Headache
Portishead Portishead
Prong Rude Awakening
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Volition
Publicist UK Forgive Yourself
Pure Reason Revolution The Dark Third
Purson The Circle and the Blue Door
Qrixkuor Three Devils Dance
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Ratos de Porao Século Sinistro
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
Renaissance A Song for All Seasons
Revocation Revocation
Revocation Deathless
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Rolo Tomassi Grievances
Rotting Christ Kata Ton Demona Eaftou
Royal Thunder Crooked Doors
Rudimentary Peni Death Church
Sabaton Carolus Rex (Swedish Version)
Sahg Delusions of Grandeur
Sahg Memento Mori
Sanzu Heavy Over The Home
Saor Guardians
Satan Atom by Atom
Satyricon Volcano
Savatage Sirens
Scorpions Savage Amusement
Selvans / Downfall Of Nur Selvans / Downfall of Nur
Septicflesh Titan
Setherial Nord
Shattered Skies The World We Used to Know
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
SikTh Opacities
Sithu Aye Invent the Universe
Skuggsja Skuggsja: A Piece for Mind & Mirror
Skyclad The Wayward Sons of Mother Earth
Slabdragger Rise Of The Dawncrusher
Slayer Show No Mercy
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Smothered The Inevitable End
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Solitude Aeturnus Into the Depths of Sorrow
Soulfly Enslaved
Strange, I thought somebody reviewed this a few months ago?
Soulfly Savages
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Steve Hackett The Night Siren
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
Stolas Allomaternal
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Stratovarius Nemesis
Stray From the Path Anonymous
Striker City of Gold
Suffocation Pinnacle of Bedlam
Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies 13
Sunset In The 12th House Mozaic
System of a Down Toxicity
Talanas Reason & Abstract
Talanas The Waspkeeper
Teethgrinder Misanthropy
TesseracT Altered State
Textures Phenotype
The Agonist Lullabies for the Dormant Mind
The Agonist Prisoners
The Algorithm Brute Force
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker
The Black Crowes Amorica
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Clash The Clash
The Cult Love
The Cult Dreamtime
The Cult Choice of Weapon
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Distillers Sing, Sing Death House
The Doors Morrison Hotel
The Enid Aerie Faerie Nonsense
The Exploited Beat the Bastards
The Gathering if_then_else
The Gathering Home
The Gathering Nighttime Birds
The Gathering Souvenirs
The Gathering Always
The Gathering Black Light District
The Gathering Disclosure
The Groundhogs Split
The Groundhogs Who Will Save the World? The Mighty Groundhogs
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Mothers of Invention Over-Nite Sensation
The Order of Apollyon The Sword And The Dagger
The Sword Age of Winters
The Wildhearts The Wildhearts
The Wounded Kings Consolamentum
Therapy? Troublegum
This Gift Is A Curse All Hail The Swinelord
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
Tool Undertow
Touche Amore Stage Four
Trap Them Blissfucker
Tribulation The Children of the Night
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Triumvir Foul Triumvir Foul
Troll Drep de Kristne
Turbowolf Two Hands
Twisted Sister Under the Blade
Twisted Sister You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll
Type O Negative World Coming Down
Ufomammut Idolum
Ufomammut Ecate
Ulver Perdition City
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman
Utstott Hjorungavagr
Vader Tibi et Igni
Van der Graaf Generator World Record
Vektor Terminal Redux
Vinterland Welcome My Last Chapter
Voivod Target Earth
Vola Inmazes
Volbeat Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Voyager V
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows
Wardruna Runaljod – Ragnarok
Waylander Reawakening of Pride Once Lost
White Widows Pact White Widows Pact
Windhand Soma
A nice slice of sludgy, hypnotic doom. 'Evergreen' is beautiful and 'Woodbine' is powerfully heavy. I really like how the vocals sound so mesmerizing at times too, as on the album opener 'Orchard'.
Wo Fat The Conjuring
Wolf Devil Seed
I expected nothing less than a heavy, solid album full of fist-pumping riffs from Wolf. Nothing new, but "Devil Seed" proves they're as strong and belligerent as ever. 'Shark Attack', 'Surgeons of Lobotomy' and 'Frozen' are my personal highlights.
Wolvserpent Aporia: Kala: Ananta
Woods of Ypres Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light
Yes The Yes Album
Ygg Ygg
Zombi Shape Shift
Zuriaake Afterimage of Autumn
ZZ Top Tres Hombres
ZZ Top ZZ Top's First Album

3.5 great
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
A Day to Remember Bad Vibrations
Abigail Williams In the Absence of Light
Abigail Williams The Accuser
Abiotic Casuistry
Abominator Evil Proclaimed
Abominor Opus: Decay
Aborted The Archaic Abattoir
Aborted Strychnine.213
Aborted Global Flatline
Absu The Third Storm of Cythraul
Absu Tara
Accept Breaker
Accept Objection Overruled
Accuser The Forlorn Divide
Acid King Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere
Acres In Sickness and Health
ACxDC Antichrist Demoncore
Addaura ...And The Lamps Expire
Aeon Aeons Black
Aerosmith Done With Mirrors
AFI Burials
After the Burial Wolves Within
After the Burial Dig Deep
Agathodaimon Higher Art of Rebellion
Agathodaimon Phoenix
Agathodaimon Blacken the Angel
Ageless Oblivion Penthos
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Arc
Akercocke Rape of The Bastard Nazerene
Akritas Akritas
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
Alaric End of Mirrors
Albez Duz Wings of Tzinacan
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Alcest Shelter
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
Alice Cooper School's Out
Alice Cooper Dirty Diamonds
Alice Cooper Trash
Alice Cooper Pretties For You
Alice Cooper DaDa
Alice Cooper Brutal Planet
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary
Alkaline Trio Crimson
Alkaline Trio This Addiction
Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire
All Them Witches Dying Surfer Meets His Maker
All Tomorrows Sol Agnates
Allegaeon Proponent For Sentience
Allochiria Throes
Amaranthe Massive Addictive
Amorphis Under the Red Cloud
Anaal Nathrakh Passion
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Anaal Nathrakh The Whole of the Law
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema Pentecost III
Angel Witch As Above, So Below
Angra Fireworks
Angra Aqua
Animals As Leaders The Madness of Many
Annihilator Annihilator
Anomalie Visions
Anthrax State of Euphoria
Anthrax We've Come for You All
Anvil Juggernaut Of Justice
Aphrodite's Child 666
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant
Architects Ruin
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Decent enough by tech death metal standards but I feel like some of these riffs and solos are forced in rather than flowing with the rest of the instrumentation in a natural way. It's mostly impressive musicianship that's on display here, with vocals a little too hesitant but still relevant for the most part. The first half of the album seems better written than the latter half.
Argus (USA-PA) Beyond The Martyrs
Arkhon Infaustus Orthodoxyn
Arkona (RUS) Lepta
Arkona (RUS) Slovo
Armored Saint Win Hands Down
Artillery Fear of Tomorrow
Ascension The Dead of the World
Aseethe Hopes of Failure
Asomvel Knuckle Duster
Astral Path An Oath to the Void
At the Gates The Red in the Sky Is Ours
Atari Teenage Riot Reset
Atlantean Kodex The White Goddess (A Grammar Of Poetic Myth)
Very interesting album, which is naturally controlled by epic, ambitious atmospheres and a rhythm section which very rarely becomes dull and bland. The vocals however really don't seem to match the quality of the instrumentation, and thus it sounds a little mixed at times. As on 'Sol Invictus' and 'Twelve stars and an azure down', the guitar work is beautiful and the drum/bass work flows very well indeed, but shoddy vocals which prove considerably weaker unfortunately lower the quality a bit. This is however more than made up for with the brilliance of songs such as 'Hersiarch' and excellent closer 'White goddess unveiled', both of which written from the heart and soul.
Au Champ Des Morts Dans La Joie
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Author and Punisher Melk En Honing
Autopsy Acts of the Unspeakable
Autopsy Shitfun
Autopsy Macabre Eternal
Avatar Hail the Apocalypse
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Awe Providentia
Axegressor Last
Bad Religion The Process of Belief
Baptism V: The Devil's Fire
Baptists Bloodmines
Barishi Blood from the Lion's Mouth
Baroness Purple
Bastard Feast Osculum Infame
Bastard Sapling Instinct Is Forever
Bathory Nordland II
Battleaxe Burn This Town
Bauhaus Go Away White
Bear Noumenon
Beartooth Disgusting
Beastwars The Death of All Things
Behemoth Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
Behemoth Pandemonic Incantations
Behemoth Thelema.6
Behemoth The Satanist
Belphegor Goatreich-Fleshcult
Belphegor Bondage Goat Zombie
Belphegor Walpurgis Rites - Hexenwahn
Benediction Subconscious Terror
Benighted Carnivore Sublime
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Big Business Command Your Weather
Billy Idol Whiplash Smile
Bio-Cancer Tormenting The Innocent
Biohazard Kill or be Killed
Biohazard Biohazard
Biohazard Means to an End
Birth Control Operation
Bjork Medulla
Bl'ast! Blood!
Black Anvil As Was
Black Breath Slaves Beyond Death
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive
Black Label Society Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Black Sabbath Tyr
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Black Sabbath Cross Purposes
Black Shape Of Nexus Carrier
Black Stone Cherry Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Black Table Obelisk
Blackfield Welcome To My DNA
Blackmore's Night Shadow of the Moon
Blackmore's Night Under a Violet Moon
Blackmore's Night The Village Lantern
Bleeding Through This Is Love, This Is Murderous
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
blink-182 Enema of the State
Blood Feast The Future State Of Wicked
Blood Incantation Starspawn
Bloodthorn In the Shadow of Your Black Wings
Bloodthorn Onwards Into Battle
Body Count Manslaughter
Bolt Thrower In Battle There Is No Law!
Bolzer Soma
Bolzer Hero
BoneHawk Albino Rhino
Borknagar Urd
Bosse-de-Nage All Fours
Breach Venom
Bright Curse Before the Shore
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Bruce Dickinson Tattooed Millionaire
Brutai Born
Burzum Hlioskjalf
Caligula's Horse Bloom
Camel of Doom Terrestrial
Campo Di Marte Campo Di Marte
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked
Cannibal Corpse Gore Obsessed
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Capsize The Angst In My Veins
Decent melodic hardcore album with virtually the right amount of heaviness and emotional passages. Highlights for me would be "Pale" and "Tension".
Capsize A Reintroduction: The Essence Of All Tha
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica
Carole King Tapestry
Caronte Codex Babalon
Castle Welcome to the Graveyard
Cathedral Endtyme
Cathedral The VIIth Coming
Chimaira Resurrection
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms
Chthe'ilist Le Dernier Crépuscule
Chthonic Mirror Of Retribution
Chthonic Takasago Army
Church of Misery And Then There Were None
Cinderella Still Climbing
Cirith Ungol Frost and Fire
clipping. CLPPNG
Cloak of Altering Manifestation
Close Your Eyes Line in the Sand
Cloudkicker Subsume
Clutch Pure Rock Fury
Clutch Transnational Speedway League
Clutch Strange Cousins From The West
Cobalt Slow Forever
Cocteau Twins Garlands
Code Augur Nox
Pretty good album indeed. I think sometimes the band sound a little too similar to Talanas or Enslaved for my liking, but for the most part they are doing the job just right. Clean vocals are very effective against a constant barrage of progressive black metal structures and sometimes epic atmospheres, though the cleans can be surpassed by the intensity of the growls.
Code Orange I Am King
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coldworld Autumn
Coliseum Anxiety's Kiss
Reminds me quite a lot of 80s era Kiilling Joke (and maybe the latter era of that same band too), but in a good way and which never seems to get the point where this band are basically a copycat. There's a lot of neat little touches here and there in every song-but what particularly stood out to me was the very prominent bass work, and its solid collaboration with the sometimes gritty, sometimes melodious guitar style. To me what drags the album down a bit is how the vocals seem a little "off" at times, especially in the album opener and "Dark Life of Seduction", and "Comedown" just irritates me every time I listen to it. But this is mostly made up for by the eccentricity of songs like "Course Correction" and "Sharp Fangs, Pale Flesh".
Colosso Obnoxious
Comeback Kid Die Knowing
Conan Blood Eagle
Condemned His Divine Shadow
Corrections House Know How To Carry A Whip
Corrosion of Conformity In the Arms of God
Corrosion of Conformity Animosity
Corrosion of Conformity Corrosion of Conformity
Corrosion of Conformity IX
Cough Still They Pray
Counterparts Tragedy Will Find Us
Counting Days Liberated Sounds
Countless Skies New Dawn
Coven Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day
Cradle of Filth Bitter Suites to Succubi
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Cradle of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
Creeper Eternity, In Your Arms
Cretin Stranger
Criminal Fear Itself
Cripple Bastards Nero In Metastasi
Crobot Something Supernatural
Crowbar Odd Fellows Rest
Crowbar Obedience Thru Suffering
Cruachan Folklore
Cruachan The Middle Kingdom
Cruachan Pagan
Cruachan Tuatha Na Gael
Cruciamentum Charnel Passages
Crucified Barbara In The Red
Cult of Endtime In Charnel Lights
D.R.I. Thrash Zone
Daevid Allen Bananamoon
Daevid Allen Now is the happiest time of your life
Dagoba Tales of the Black Dawn
This album gets better as it progresses-and I mean that quite literally. I mean, the first half of the album for me is simply average stuff, going through the motions as far as the band's musical capability is concerned, but then songs like "Born Twice" and "The Loss" rip through the stereo, and you're suddenly wondering where all this fight and vigour was with songs as lame as "The Sunset Curse" went. Nonetheless, that's pretty much it. If I'm being completely honest, it's the stale vocal delivery which really annoyed me and was the main reason why I couldn't quite get into the beginning of the album, but it's made up for by the excellence of "Sorcery" and "O, Inverted World". So in that respect, a fairly disjointed, inconsistent album, but one which by the end seems to be a pleasant surprise.
Danzig 7:77 - I Luciferi
Danzig Circle of Snakes
Dark Buddha Rising Inversum
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
Darkestrah Turan
Darkher Realms
Darkthrone Sardonic Wrath
Darkthrone The Cult Is Alive
Darkthrone Total Death
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Darkthrone Ravishing Grimness
Darkthrone Hate Them
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
Dead Register Fiber
Deadly Circus Fire The Hydra’s Tailor
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Engine Mud
Death Fetishist Clandestine Sacrament
I like the weird, sort-of psychedelic musicianship and rough production here, they really make the songs as gritty as they are fluent. That said, I find the songwriting mostly repetitive here and wholly dependent on one singular main riff, which aren't that spectacular to begin with. Nonetheless, this album has some excellent moments, such as the notable melodic "Netherrealm" and that slightly disturbing opener "The Gifted Medium".
Death Grips The Money Store
Deathcult Beasts Of Faith
Deathrite Revelation Of Chaos
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Decapitated Blood Mantra
Deceased Luck of the Corpse
Deceptionist Initializing Irreversible Process
Deep Purple Fireball
Deep Purple Stormbringer
Deep Purple Purpendicular
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry
Def Leppard Adrenalize
Def Leppard On Through the Night
Defeater Abandoned
Deicide Scars of the Crucifix
Deicide Serpents of the Light
Deicide Till Death Do Us Part
Deitus Acta Non Verba
Deivos Endemic Divine
Demon Lung A Dracula
Demonic Resurrection Dashavatar
Demonical Darkness Unbound
Desolate Shrine The Heart of the Netherworld
Destrage A Means To No End
Destruction Mad Butcher
Destruction Day of Reckoning
Destruction Spiritual Genocide
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Dew-Scented Intermination
Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Pinata
Die So Fluid Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending
Dimmu Borgir Death Cult Armageddon
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli
Dio Master of the Moon
Dio Killing the Dragon
Dio Sacred Heart
Dio Dream Evil
Dio Magica
Dirge Hyperion
Dismember Massive Killing Capacity
Disperse Foreword
Dissection Reinkaos
Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
Dominanz Noxious
Down Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
Down Down IV - Part I
Down Down IV - Part II
Down I Go You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You
Downfall of Gaia Atrophy
Downfall of Nur Umbras de Barbagia
Draconian A Rose For The Apocalypse
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce The Power Within
Dragonlord Black Wings Of Destiny
Dream Evil United
Dream Evil Evilized
Dream Evil In The Night
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Drudkh A Furrow Cut Short
Dying Fetus Purification Through Violence
Dynfari Vegferð Tímans
A very pleasant album to listen to, especially for those who love atmospheric black metal/post-rock/ambient, but the one thing which stopped from liking it any more was the fact that most of the songs never really exploded like I expected them to. That said, the highlights of the album itself are definitely in the three-part title track at the end, combining wispy atmosphere and slight psychadelic flourishes into a half-hour opus. That's essentially as ambitious as Dynfari get here.
Dysrhythmia The Veil Of Control
Eagles Hotel California
Eagles On the Border
Eagles Eagles
Earth Primitive and Deadly
Earth and Pillars Earth I
Einherjer Av Oss, For Oss
Elastica Elastica
Eldamar / Dreams of Nature Split
Elder (USA-MA) Lore
Elderwind The Magic of Nature
Electric Citizen Sateen
Electric Citizen Higher Time
Elvenking The Winter Wake
Elvenking Era
Empress AD Still Life Moving Fast
Emptiness Not For Music
Empty Yard Experiment (E.Y.E.) Kallisti
Enabler La Fin Absolue Du Monde
English Dogs Where Legend Began
Ensiferum One Man Army
Enslaved Blodhemn
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Enthroned Towards the Skullthrone of Satan
Enthroned Obsidium
Enthroned Sovereigns
Entrails (SWE) Obliteration
Enuff Z'Nuff Enuff Z'Nuff
Envy Atheist's Cornea
Equilibrium Erdentempel
Eths Ankaa
Evanescence Fallen
Evanescence Evanescence
Evangelist (USA) Omen Ex Simulacra
This album really surprised me, though I didn't quite know what to expect before pressing play. For me the real problem here is how clouded everything sounds, but once you listen to the album a few times I guess you can get used to it. Musically it's pretty full on as far as the extreme metal part of the musicianship is concerned, and the background noises such as screeching violins, tinkling keyboards or orgasmic (?) female moans and wails add extra effect. I only wish the production could be a bit clearer to truly emphasize these little sounds.
Every Time I Die Low Teens
Evile Infected Nations
Exhorder The Law
Exodus Impact Is Imminent
Exodus Pleasures of the Flesh
Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A
Extreme Noise Terror Extreme Noise Terror
Exumer Possessed by Fire
Exumer Fire and Damnation
Eyehategod In the Name of Suffering
Failure The Heart Is a Monster
Falkenbach Heralding - The Fireblade
Fall of Efrafa Owsla
Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade of Gray
Fear Factory Archetype
Fear Factory Digimortal
Fear Factory Transgression
Fear Factory Genexus
Feared Vinter
Fen Carrion Skies
Fides Inversa Rite of Inverse Incarnation
Fields of the Nephilim The Nephilim
Fields of the Nephilim Dawnrazor
Filter Crazy Eyes
Finntroll Ur Jordens Djup
Finntroll Midnattens Widunder
Finntroll Visor Om Slutet
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Firewind Burning Earth
Firewind The Premonition
Firewind Immortals
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope Absolute Hell
Flames of Hell Fire and Steel
Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night
Fleetwood Mac Say You Will
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On
Fleetwood Mac Bare Trees
Fleetwood Mac Mystery to Me
Fleetwood Mac Kiln House
Fleetwood Mac Future Games
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Flotsam and Jetsam Flotsam and Jetsam
Focus X
Foo Fighters One by One
For Giants (US-CA) You Are The Universe
Forevermore Integral
Forgotten Tomb Hurt Yourself and the Ones You Love
Frank Zappa Zoot Allures
Frank Zappa Chunga\'s Revenge
Frank Zappa You Are What You Is
Free Heartbreaker
Freedom Call Eternity
Frowning Extinct
Fuck the Facts Desire Will Rot
Fudge Tunnel Hate Songs In E Minor
Well, it's nice to discover another band from my city (Nottingham). Listening to this debut album by Fudge Tunnel, I can see a lot of similarities to Clucth's early days and Acid Bath, but this certainly brings the grit and the riff power. I believe the album really picks up during the second half, as the first few songs didn't grab my attention as much. I like the more metallic, extreme side of songs like "Soap and Water" and "Tweezers" and that cover of Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love" is pretty ace. Only thing that dragged the overall quality down a bit for me was how the vocals sometimes seem a little too restrained (not as prominent as the instrumentation if I'm honest), but it's generally a really good sludgy piece of music.
Fudge Tunnel Creep Diets
Just as good as the band's debut, but I think this album has a few more hook-laden songs, namely on opener "Grey" and "Grit" amongst others. The band made an official video for "Grey", and it seems to match the gritty nature of the song quite well.
Full of Hell and Merzbow Full of Hell and Merzbow
Funeral for a Friend Memory and Humanity
Fuzz Fuzz
Fyrnask Fórn
Gadget The Great Destroyer
Galdr Galdr
Galley Beggar Silence and Tears
Gama Bomb Tales From the Grave in Space
To me this is the band's best album by far, and that's probably because I think it's more concise than Gama Bomb's other albums. Just short enough to be enjoyed, and it doesn't overstay its welcome. Nothing out of the ordinary for this style of thrash either, but then that's exactly what Gama Bomb intended. Maybe.
Gamma Ray No World Order
Gamma Ray Insanity and Genius
Gamma Ray Empire of the Undead
Gary Moore After the War
Gary Moore After Hours
Gary Moore Run for Cover
Gary Moore Wild Frontier
Gary Moore Corridors Of Power
Gary Moore Back On The Streets
Gary Moore Close As You Get
Gary Moore Bad For You Baby
Gary Moore Power of the Blues
Gary Moore Blues For Greeny
Gary Moore G-Force
Gehennah Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die
Genesis Trespass
Genesis Wind & Wuthering
Genesis ...And Then There Were Three...
Gentle Giant Interview
George Thorogood and the Destroyers The Hard Stuff
Germ Escape
Gevurah Hallelujah!
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Ghost Brigade IV - One with the Storm
Ghost Iris Anecdotes Of Science & Soul
Ghostlimb Difficult Loves
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Broken Lines
Girlschool Demolition
Girlschool Hit And Run
All in all on par with the band's debut, though I prefer the vocal delivery of this album and the instrumental performance of Demolition. Nonetheless, there's still some really decent hard rock/metal riffage going on here, specifically in songs like the title track and "The Hunter".
Girlschool Screaming Blue Murder
By far the stand-out highlights of this album are the title track and "Hellrazor", but the album in general does seem to be a little more 'diverse'. Not so much that the band are taking a deliberate turn in the opposite musical direction, but it's somewhat easier to identify the NWOBHM-influenced songs from the punkier, rockier tunes like "Take it from Me" and "It Turns Your Head Around". I actually like the vocals here for the most part, though the nasally delivery on "Hellrazor" is pretty annoying. All in all, another solid 80s output from Girlschool.
Gloryhammer Tales from the Kingdom of Fife
Gloson Grimen
Gnaw Their Tongues Abyss of Longing Throats
Goatess Purgatory Under New Management
Goatsnake Black Age Blues
Goatwhore Carving Out The Eyes Of God
Goatwhore Blood For The Master
Goatwhore Constricting Rage of the Merciless
Godflesh Hymns
Godflesh Selfless
Godflesh Us and Them
Godflesh A World Lit Only by Fire
Gojira The Link
Gojira Terra Incognita
Gojira Magma
Golden Earring Seven Tears
Golden Earring Switch
Golden Earring To the Hit
Golden Earring Prisoner of the Night
Gong Camembert Electrique
Gong Zero to Infinity
Gong 2032
Gong Downwind
Good Tiger A Head Full Of Moonlight
Gorgoroth Pentagram
Gorgoroth Destroyer
Gorgoroth Under the Sign of Hell
Gorgoroth Antichrist
Another great Gorgoroth album which is at least on par with the band's debut, but the only thing that bothers me is the really short runtime-the album almost feels like it's about to end when in fact it's just started. "Sorg" is nice enough to end things with, but it didn't really strike me as the sort of "album closer", more like just another song to add to the rest here. So yeah, I guess you could say it's anti-climactic, but then "Gorgoroth" and "Possessed (By Satan)" seem to make up for it.
Grabak Agash Daeva
Grand Funk Railroad Good Singin', Good Playin'
Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Lives
Grave As Rapture Comes
Grave Into the Grave
Grave You'll Never See...
Grave Burial Ground
Grave Endless Procession Of Souls
Grave Desecrator Dust To Lust
Grave Digger Tunes of War
Grave Digger Heavy Metal Breakdown
Grave Digger Rheingold
Grave Digger Ballads of a Hangman
Grave Ritual Morbid Throne
Graveworm As The Angels Reach The Beauty
Graveworm Scourge of Malice
Graveworm Fragments of Death
Great White Psycho City
Great White Great White
Great White Let It Rock
Grim Reaper See You In Hell
Grim Reaper Rock You To Hell
Gruesome Savage Land
Guruh Gipsy Guruh Gipsy
Gutter Instinct Age Of The Frantics
GWAR Beyond Hell
GWAR America Must Be Destroyed
GWAR Scumdogs of the Universe
GWAR Violence Has Arrived
GWAR War Party
GWAR Lust in Space
GWAR Battle Maximus
Haast's Eagled II: For Mankind
Hades Almighty Pyre Era, Black!
Hail Spirit Noir Mayhem In Blue
Halestorm Halestorm
Halestorm The Strange Case Of...
HammerFall Crimson Thunder
Hammers Of Misfortune Dead Revolution
Hammock Departure Songs
Hanoi Rocks Oriental Beat
Hanoi Rocks Back to Mystery City
Hanoi Rocks Two Steps From The Move
Haste the Day Coward
Hate Eternal Infernus
Havok Burn
A great, solid thrash debut done with real conviction and prowess. Reminds me at times of early Death Angel, in a good way of course. Best songs for me would be "Identity Theft" and "Category of the Dead".
Havok Time Is Up
Another very strong thrash record. Production is more audible than on the band's debut but the formula is much the same, maybe a couple of songs demonstrate more complex musicianship but the rest is no-frills thrash pretty much. Highlights: "No Amnesty" and "D.O.A.".
Hawkwind Hawkwind
Hawkwind The Chronicle of the Black Sword
Hawkwind 25 Years On
Hawkwind Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music
Not their best, but i still enjoy most of the songs here. Lighter than what they did before though if im honest.
Hawkwind Onward
Heart Little Queen
Heart Bebe Le Strange
Heart Jupiter's Darling
Heaven's Cry Outcast
Hecate Enthroned Dark Requiems And The Unsilent Massacre
Hellions Indian Summer
Helloween The Time of the Oath
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
Hemelbestormer Aether
Herder Fergean
Hesitation Wounds (LA) Awake For Everything
Hidden Orchestra Archipelago
High Priest Of Saturn Son of Earth and Sky
Himinbjorg Wyrd
Hobbs' Angel of Death Heaven Bled
Holy Grail Times of Pride and Peril
Horisont About Time
Horn Turm am Hang
Horna Hengen tulet
A simplistic, raw black metal record which somehow never fails to be consistent in its delivery. The first two songs are notably the weakest, but from that point onwards the album seems to take a more maturer songwriting ethic into consideration, even improving on the vocals and general musicianship which is certainly rife in songs like "Puhdas" and "Sodan Roihu" amongst others. Whilst it does sometimes prove a little uninspired, the album should please fans of black metal if nobody else.
HORNSS No Blood, No Sympathy
Hoth Oathbreaker
Hour of Penance Regicide
I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved
If These Trees Could Talk The Bones of a Dying World
Implore Depopulation
In The Woods... Pure
Inter Arma The Cavern
Intervals A Voice Within
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Inverloch Distance | Collapsed
Ion Dissonance Cast the First Stone
Iron Reagan The Tyranny Of Will
Iron Reagan Crossover Ministry
Iskald Nedom Og Nord
Iskra Ruins
Jakob Sines
Jan Dukes de Grey Mice and Rats in the Loft
Jeremy Irons and the Ratgang Malibus Spirit Knife
Jesu Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
Jethro Tull This Was
Jinjer King of Everything
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Johansson and Speckmann Mask of the Treacherous
Jon Anderson Olias Of Sunhillow
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Junius Eternal Rituals For The Accretion of Light
Kaevum Natur
Kampfar Djevelmakt
Kataklysm Of Ghosts and Gods
Katalepsy Gravenous Hour
Katatonia Tonight's Music
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Kayleth Space Muffin
Keep of Kalessin Epistemology
Kekal Beyond The Glimpse of Dreams
Killing Joke Whats THIS For...!
Killing Joke Pylon
Killswitch Engage Incarnate
Kind Rocket Science
King Crimson THRAK
King of Asgard Karg
King Parrot Dead Set
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Krieg Transient
Krisiun Forged in Fury
Kroh Altars
Krokodil (UK) Nachash
Kuolemanlaakso Tulijoutsen
Kvelertak Nattesferd
Kylesa Exhausting Fire
Lacertilia We’re Already Inside Your Mind
Lantern II: Morphosis
Laster Ons Vrije Fatum
Leprous The Congregation
Lies Abuse
Lightning Bolt Fantasy Empire
Lindemann Skills In Pills
Liv Kristine Vervain
Lock Up Demonization
Locrian Infinite Dissolution
Lord Dying Poisoned Altars
Lunar Mantra Genesis
Lustre Blossom
Lycus Chasms
Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds
Major Kong Doom Machine
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard Y Proffwyd Dwyll
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Nightingales & Bombers
Marduk Frontschwein
Great album for Marduk, though I think it would have been more beneficial to include fewer songs or shorter lengths. Highlights for me would be "Afrika" and "Doomsday Elite".
Mariachi El Bronx III
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
Marmozets The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets
Marriages Salome
Martyrdod Elddop
Maruta Remain Dystopian
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Dystopia
Meshiaak Alliance of Thieves
Mew And the Glass Handed Kites
Mgla Exercises in Futility
Midnight No Mercy for Mayhem
Minsk The Crash and the Draw
Mistur In Memoriam
Mondo Drag The Occultation Of Light
Monolithe Epsilon Aurigae
Monolithe Zeta Reticuli
Moonspell Alpha Noir/Omega White
Mord'A'Stigmata Hope
Morgoth Ungod
Mors Principium Est Embers of a Dying World
Honestly, I thought the first two proper songs from this album were really bland, uninspired stuff. The cheesy symphonics didn't do much but annoy me even more, and the musicianship was too predictable to be called adventurous. Then somehow the band have a complete turnaround in terms of creativity and deliver one of the album's stand-out highlights, "Death is the Beginning". I think from this point on is where the band really show their strengths. At times I'm reminded of Karybdis in terms of musical technique and style, but this certainly turns out to be a very decent melodeath record. Pity that it starts in a boring way.
Morta Skuld Wounds Deeper Than Time
Mortichnia Heir to Scoria and Ash
Mortiis The Great Deceiver
Motorhead The World Is Yours
Murderdolls Women and Children Last
Muse Showbiz
Mutilation Rites Harbinger
Mutoid Man Bleeder
Myrath Legacy
Nachtmystium The World We Left Behind
NAMI The Eternal Light of the Unconscious Mind
Napoleon Newborn Mind
Neal Morse The Grand Experiment
Necromancing the Stone Jewel of the Vile
Necronautical The Endurance at Night
Nekrogoblikon Power
Nektar A Tab in the Ocean
Nero di Marte Derivae
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Nibiru (ITA) Padmalotus
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Night Verses Into the Vanishing Light
Nightfell The Living Ever Mourn
No Omega Shame
Noctem Haeresis
Novembers Doom Hamartia
Nunslaughter Angelic Dread
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
Oathbreaker Rheia
Obsidian Kingdom Mantiis
Obtest Auka Seniems Dievams
Ocean Grove The Rhapsody Tapes
Oceano Incisions
OHHMS The Fool
Ol Drake Old Rake
Old Man Gloom The Ape of God II
Old Wounds The Suffering Spirit
Ondt Blod Finnmark
Onirism The Well of Stars
Onslaught VI
Oozing Wound Whatever Forever
Opeth Pale Communion
Opeth Sorceress
Opium Warlords Taste My Sword of Understanding
Orange Goblin Time Travelling Blues
Oranssi Pazuzu Värähtelijä
Origin Omnipresent
Orne The Tree Of Life
Ortega Sacred States
Orthodox Axis
Ozric Tentacles The Yumyum Tree
Pain of Salvation In the Passing Light of Day
Parkway Drive Atlas
Pearl Jam Yield
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt
Pilgrim II: Void Worship
Pillorian Obsidian Arc
Pinkish Black Bottom of the Morning
Pitbulls in the Nursery Equanimity
Planet Of Zeus Loyal to the Pack
Planning for Burial Below the House
Poison Idea Confuse & Conquer
Polar Shadowed by Vultures
Polyphia Renaissance
Pomegranate Tiger Boundless
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Portishead Third
Possession (BE) Exorkizein
Prevalent Resistance Eternal Return
Primitive Weapons The Future of Death
Psycroptic Psycroptic
Purson Rocking Horse
R.I.P. In The Wind
Radio Moscow Magical Dirt
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Raised Fist From the North
A very solid album with some outstanding ambitious tracks and some which are by comparison much less effective. That said my main problem with the album is how the vocals half the time feel too forceful as opposed to just seeming natural...but then I guess I should have expected that walking into a hardcore album. Nonetheless, the highlights are practically obvious for me-"In Circles" and "Depression" particularly impressed me.
Ramming Speed No Epitaphs
Ranger Speed & Violence
Raven ExtermiNation
Ravencult Morbid Blood
Ravencult Force Of Profanation
Ravens Creed Ravens Krieg
Reflections Exi(s)t
A lot of promise on show here, especially in regards to the way in which melody and brutal technical musicianship is intertwined. "Lost Pages" has a wonderful ambient section and the solos throughout "Stories through the storms" and "My Cancer" are well executed. I think the main problem here is the band's lack of focus sometimes as structures becomes too clogged up with unnecessary additional dynamics or electronic interludes.
Return from the Grave Gates of Nowhere
Rings of Saturn Lugal Ki En
Ringworm Hammer of the Witch
Ripper (CL) Raising the Corpse
Rise of Caligula Parading From Heaven's Descent
Rishloo Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Ritual Chamber Obscurations (To Feast On The Seraphim)
Roger Waters Amused to Death
Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys
Rorcal Creon
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Rosetta Flies to Flame
Rotten Sound Abuse to Suffer
Rotting Out The Wrong Way
Rude Soul Recall
Russian Circles Memorial
Russian Circles Guidance
Sabbat (JPN) The Dwelling
Samoans Rescue
Sarabante Poisonous Legacy
Sarcofago I.N.R.I.
Savage Messiah The Fateful Dark
Saviours Palace of Vision
Saxon Battering Ram
Scale the Summit V
Scar the Martyr Revolver
Schammasch Triangle
Schizoid Lloyd The Last Note In God's Magnum Opus
Scour Scour
Scythian Hubris in Excelsis
Seeker Loss
Serpent Venom Of Things Seen & Unseen
Serpentine Dominion Serpentine Dominion
Seven Sisters of Sleep Ezekiel's Hags
Shaarimoth Temple of the Adversarial Fire
I really like the maniacal tone running throughout this album, but pretty much every song ends up being a little inconsistent, too much for me to rate it any higher. Songs like "The Hungry Omega", "Lord of Putrefaction" and "Ascension of the Blood Dragon" are great for a couple of minutes and then they seem to plod on towards the end. Then songs like "Fires of Molok" and "Faceless Queen of Bloodstained Dreams" are the flipside of this-they start out a little uninteresting, then finish on a high because of the former's beautiful outro or the latter's menacing mid-paced battery. The band do get it perfect on "Beast of Lawlessness", which for me is the stand-out highlight of the record.
Shining (SWE) 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar i vaket tillstånd
Shining (SWE) IX: Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, ends.
Show Me A Dinosaur Show Me A Dinosaur
Sibiir Sibiir
Sick Feeling Suburban Myth
Sigh Graveward
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sinister Syncretism
Sister Stand Up, Forward, March!
Skalmold Med Vaettum
This is a very powerful record as far as instrumentation is concerned, but the half-hearted vocals slightly ruin the experience for me. Nonetheless, most songs here feature a very sound transition between aggressive, more solid metal sounds to quieter albeit just as intense passages. Highlights for me would be "Ao Vori" and "Meo Drekum".
Skaur Skaur
Skeletonwitch The Apothic Gloom
Skindred Babylon
Skindred Roots Rock Riot
Skindred Union Black
Skinless Only The Ruthless Remain
Skull Fist Chasing the Dream
Band has obviously been listening to a lot of 80s metal for inspiration, and there's a lot of proof in each of this album's nine songs. Nothing wrong with that though because instrumentation is very solid and catchy all the way through. The vocalist for me brings the quality down a notch or two, but I think you can get past that by considering how well done the solos are in songs such as the title track and "Sign of the warrior".
Skyharbor Guiding Lights
SlavEATgod Skyline Fission
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slice the Cake Odyssey to the West
So Hideous Laurestine
Soen Tellurian
SOHN Tremors
Solefald World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Speedtrap Straight Shooter
Spirit Adrift Chained To Oblivion
Spiritus Mortis The Year Is One
Static-X Shadow Zone
Static-X Machine
Static-X Start a War
Static-X Cannibal
Statues Together We're Alone
Steeleye Span Rocket Cottage
Steely Dan Katy Lied
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Why are people even rating this album yet? To my knowledge there hasn't been a leak for this album...besides, i've pre-ordered it. It deserves that at least.
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Stratovarius Eternal
Stream Of Passion A War of Our Own
SubRosa For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
Suicidal Tendencies The Art of Rebellion
Suicidal Tendencies World Gone Mad
Sulphur Aeon Gateway to the Antisphere
Sunlight's Bane The Blackest Volume: Like All The Earth Was Buried
Svalbard One Day All This Will End
Svartidaudi Flesh Cathedral
Swallow the Sun Songs From The North I, II & III
Sylosis Dormant Heart
Taake Stridens hus
Tad Morose Revenant
Pretty good album, even if every song pretty much follows the same formula. It's essentially an album full of punchy powerful songs and soaring vocals, just like consistent power metal should be. Not sure why it's labelled here as "progressive" power metal (I myself can't see where the progressive part comes in), but it'd definitely consistent as a power metal album. A few weak tracks on here such as 'Follow', 'Ares' and 'Absence of light' disappointed me a little, but that's probably only because they're overshadowed by stronger songs such as excellent opener 'beneath a veil of crying souls' and 'Within a dream'.
Tad Morose St. Demonius
Take Over And Destroy Take Over and Destroy
Tardigrada Emotionale Ödnis
Tarot To Live Forever
Tau Cross Tau Cross
Teloch Thus Darkness Spake
Tempel The Moon Lit Our Path
Temple Of Baal Mysterium
Terzij de Horde Self
TesseracT One
The Agonist Once Only Imagined
The Antlers Hospice
The Atomic Bitchwax Gravitron
The Banner Greying
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal
The Body No One Deserves Happiness
The Casualties Chaos Sound
The Contortionist Language
The Cranberries Roses
The Cult Beyond Good and Evil
The Darkness Last of Our Kind
The Deathtrip Deep Drone Master
Decent, traditional black metal with so-so vocals. The musicianship however is spot on for this sound, and the twisted nature of "Dynamic Underworld" and "A Foot in each Hell" works very well.
The Defiled Daggers
The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Distillers Coral Fang
The Distillers The Distillers
The Divine Comedy Liberation
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Drip The Haunting Fear of Inevitability
The Enid Touch Me
The Erkonauts I Did Something Bad
The Exploited Troops of Tomorrow
The Exploited Fuck the System
The Exploited Punks Not Dead
The Exploited The Massacre
The Fall of Troy OK
The Flight Of Sleipnir Skadi
The Great Cold The Great Cold
The Haunted One Kill Wonder
The Haunted Exit Wounds
The Infernal Sea The Great Mortality
The Lion's Daughter Existence Is Horror
The Mothers of Invention Weasels Ripped My Flesh
The Obsessed Lunar Womb
The Ocean Pelagial
The Ominous Circle Appalling Ascension
The Skull For Those Which Are Asleep
The Socks The Socks
The Vintage Caravan Voyage
The Wildhearts The Wildhearts Must Be Destroyed
Threnos By Blood and By Earth
Threshold For The Journey
Throane Derrière​-​Nous, La Lumière
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War
Thy Darkened Shade Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet
Thy Grief The Frozen Tomb Of Mankind
Thy Light No Morrow Shall Dawn
To The Wind The Brighter View
Today Is the Day Animal Mother
Tombstoned II
Torch Runner Committed To The Ground
Torche Restarter
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Toundra IV
Very lush atmosphere, a lot of things going on here-often at the same time. I would prefer it if there were vocals on some of the tracks-particularly the first two and "Belenos"-but I guess that's just asking too much from a band who obviously focus on delivering some of the most interesting post-metal influenced they can conjure. It's just that there were moments throughout the album where I felt a good usage of vocal delivery could elevate the effectiveness of the instrumentation, so that a greater first impression would ensue. Nonetheless, there's some excellent songwriting here, and by far my favourite song of the whole album is "Viesca".
Toxic Holocaust Chemistry of Consciousness
"Simply Thrashtastic! Vol.1".rBut yeah, seriously, this is nice, solid, blackened thrash, and nothing else.
Traffic Sound Traffic Sound
Transatlantic The Whirlwind
Trees of Eternity Hour Of The Nightingale
Tremonti Cauterize
Truckfighters Universe
Tsjuder Antiliv
Turbid North Eyes Alive
Tyranny Aeons in Tectonic Interment
UFO Walk on Water
UFO The Visitor
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
Ultar Kadath
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Ume Monuments
Un The Tomb of All Things
Unearthly Trance Stalking The Ghost
Upon a Burning Body The World is My Enemy Now
Ur Draugr With Hunger Undying
Urfaust Empty Space Meditation
Usurpress The Regal Tribe
Vainaja Verenvalaja
Vallendusk Vallendusk
Vallendusk Black Clouds Gathering
Vampire Vampire
Van Halen Women and Children First
Vanna Void
Vastum Hole Below
Vattnet Viskar Settler
VI De Praestigiis Angelorum
Vihan Messu Liittona Pimeyteesi
Villainy Villainy II: Dim
Vintersorg Till Fjälls
Vipassi Śūnyatā
Virus (NO) Memento Collider
Vision of Disorder Razed To The Ground
Voices (UK) From The Human Forest Create A Fugue Of Imaginary
Vortice Host
Vorvan Once Love Was Lost
War of Ages Supreme Chaos
Wayfarer Children of the Iron Age
Waylander The Light, The Dark and the Endless Knot
We Hunt Buffalo Living Ghosts
We Lost the Sea Departure Songs
Wearing Scars A Thousand Words
Wedrujacy Wiatr Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
Weedeater Sixteen Tons
Whispered Metsutan - Songs of the Void
White Empress Rise of the Empress
White Willow Future Hopes
Whores. Gold
Wild Throne Harvest of Darkness
Winds of Genocide Usurping the Throne of Disease
Winter Into Darkness
Winterfylleth The Threnody of Triumph
Winterfylleth The Dark Hereafter
Witchery In His Infernal Majesty's Service
Withered Grief Relic
Within the Ruins Elite
Wo Fat Midnight Cometh
Woe Hope Attrition
Wolfheart Winterborn
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Wolvhammer Clawing Into Black Sun
Wormed Krighsu
Wovenhand Star Treatment
Wovenwar Wovenwar
Xandria Theater of Dimensions
XII Boar Beyond the Valley of The Triclops
Yes Time and a Word
Zhrine Unortheta

3.0 good
(hed) p.e. Forever!
A Storm Of Light Nations to Flames
Abbath Abbath
Abhomine Larvae Offal Swine
Abigail Williams Becoming
Accept I'm a Rebel
Acherontas Ma-IoN 'Formulas Of Reptilian Unification'
Addaura Burning for the Ancient
Aerosmith Get a Grip
Aerosmith Night in the Ruts
Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
Alice Cooper Lace and Whiskey
Alice Cooper Constrictor
Alice Cooper From the Inside
Alice Cooper Easy Action
Alice Cooper Along Came a Spider
Alice Cooper Special Forces
Alice Cooper The Last Temptation
All Hail The Yeti Screams From A Black Wilderness
Aluk Todolo Voix
Ancient Back To The Land Of The Dead
And So I Watch You From Afar Heirs
Anette Olzon Shine
Annihilator Set the World on Fire
Annihilator Metal
Annihilator Suicide Society
Annisokay The Lucid Dream[er]
Annisokay Devil May Care
Annotations Of An Autopsy II: The Reign of Darkness
Anomalie Refugium
Antagonist A.D. Haunt Me As I Roam
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
Anthrax Stomp 442
Any Given Day Everlasting
Arch Enemy War Eternal
Archgoat The Apocalyptic Triumphator
Architects Nightmares
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Artillery B.A.C.K.
Asira Efference
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
At the Gates With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
Atena Shades Of Black Won't Bring Her Back
Aves Feathers
Avoid The Light Spleen
Azarath In Extremis
Bane Don't Wait Up
Beastmaker Lusus Naturae
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Being As An Ocean Being As An Ocean
Bell Witch Four Phantoms
Belphegor Necrodaemon Terrorsathan
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom
Beyond The Black Lost in Forever
Bhayanak maut Man
Biohazard Urban Discipline
Biohazard New World Disorder
Biohazard Uncivilization
Black Label Society Shot to Hell
Black Mare Field of the Host
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Black Star Riders The Killer Instinct
Black Stone Cherry Kentucky
Black Tongue The Unconquerable Dark
Blessthefall To Those Left Behind
blink-182 Dude Ranch
blink-182 Neighborhoods
Blondie Autoamerican
Blood Youth Beyond Repair
Bonehunter Evil Triumphs Again
Borknagar Winter Thrice
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bruce Dickinson Balls to Picasso
Bruce Dickinson Skunkworks
Brutus (NOR) Wandering Blind
Brymir Slayer of Gods
Buckethead Captain Eo's Voyage
Bulldozer The day of wrath
Bungler The Nature Of Being New
Buried in Verona Vultures Above, Lions Below
Callisto Secret Youth
Camel Stationary Traveller
Camel Dust and Dreams
Cancer Bats Dead Set on Living
Cannibal Corpse Gallery of Suicide
Carcass Reek of Putrefaction
Cephalic Carnage Anomalies
Cephalic Carnage Xenosapien
Cephalic Carnage Conforming To Abnormality
Cerebral Fix Disaster Of Reality
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Christian Mistress To Your Death
Circles Infinitas
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Cold Night For Alligators Course of Events
Comedy of Errors Fanfare & Fantasy
Conveyer When Given Time To Grow
Corrosion of Conformity Eye For An Eye
Corrupt Moral Altar Mechanical Tides
Count to Altek A Seraphia Entwined
Cradle of Filth The Manticore and Other Horrors
Just had a look at the album's wikipedia page, and it seems that the album is only 50 minutes long. So its not going to be as dreadfully long as Cradle's last two albums. It might still suck though...
Crisix From Blue to Black
Crossfaith Xeno
Crowbar The Serpent Only Lies
Culted Oblique to All Paths
Ideas here are interesting but the main problem is that most of the songs are drawn out for too long. The first half of both 'Brooding Hex' and 'Illuminati' are brilliantly executed but at some point the instrumentation becomes rather stale, and though this does indeed suit the doom sub-genre rather well, there could have been a stronger emphasis on power and surprise than simple repetition. That said, 'March of the wolves' and 'Transmittal' are monolithic in atmosphere.
Culture Killer Throes of Mankind
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Dangers The Bend in the Break
Daniel Lioneye Vol. III
Danzig Danzig 4
Dark Tranquillity Atoma
Dawn of Azazel The Tides of Damocles
Honestly found this album a very mixed bag. Some songs I can't stand ("Vassalplasty", "The Odious Tides"), some I really enjoyed ("Irresistible Foe", "Controlled Burn") and others were just really strange to listen to "namely "Progeny of Pain" and "The Eagles Grasp"). I think the main flaw here is inconsistency, because some songs are really so much better than others, to the point where the actually stand out as being such. Nonetheless, it's decent for what it is but not much more. Some nice musical ideas thrown around, but by the end it leaves a little bit of underwhelming feeling, more so for those who expected this to be an excellent album.
Dayshell Nexus
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Dead Lord Heads Held High
Death Angel Killing Season
Deathhammer Evil Power
Deathstars The Perfect Cult
Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters
Deep Purple Abandon
Deez Nuts Word Is Bond
Degial Savage Mutiny
Deicide In the Minds of Evil
Deiphago Into the Eye of Satan
Denner/Shermann Masters of Evil
Desaster The Oath of an Iron Ritual
Destruction Metal Discharge
Destruction Cracked Brain
Destruction D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.
Deville Make It Belong To Us
Devilment The Great And Secret Show
Devin Townsend The Hummer
Diamond Plate Pulse
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast
Dio Lock up the Wolves
Discharge Shootin Up the World
Dopethrone Hochelaga
Decent head-nodding sludge/doom, no more, no less.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dragonlord Rapture
Dread Sovereign For Doom The Bell Tolls
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Dust Bolt Mass Confusion
East of the Wall Redaction Artifacts
Good, but this album is essentially a mixed bag. Some songs are instrumentally brilliant, whereas others simply get lost in themselves far too quickly and as a result have no sense of direction. The vocals are okay, sometimes even brilliant, but too often seem to take away from the focus on the musicianship. It also suffers from the fact that the vocals appear a little too low in the mix, so what you're really hearing is an unbalanced sound. That said, the songwriting here is very consistent and near enough every song manages to regain its excellent musical quality because of that. My personal favourite song would be the instrumental 'A negligible senescence', though only because it focuses on instrumentation.
Ecstatic Vision Sonic Praise
edIT Crying Over Pros For No Reason
Electric Wizard Let Us Prey
Eluveitie Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
Elvenking The Scythe
Emptiness Nothing but the Whole
Endstille Kapitulation 2013
Decent, solid black metal for me but just way too repetitive to be enjoyed.
Enslaved Eld
Entrapment Through Realms Unseen
Epica Consign to Oblivion
couple of weak songs,but other than that this album is epic!
Europe War of Kings
Evanescence The Open Door
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Even though Evile's core faults are still evident in this album (too close to the overall thrash movement) there is some classic material here, as on the acoustic 'In Memoriam'. A brilliant album for 2011.
Evile Skull
Evocation The Shadow Archetype
Exodus Force of Habit
Extreme Waiting for the Punchline
Eyes Set To Kill Masks
Decent enough by Metalcore standards, but the vocals here really distract me from the (sometimes) brilliant heaviness on tracks such as 'Killing in your name' and 'Surface'. At least it's an improvement over the last few rubbish Metalcore albums I've had the pain of listening to.
Faith No More Introduce Yourself
Faith No More We Care a Lot
Falling in Reverse Just Like You
Fathoms Lives Lived
Fire From The Gods Narrative
Firewind Few Against Many
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Fleetwood Mac Mirage
Fleetwood Mac Heroes Are Hard to Find
Fleetwood Mac Penguin
Flyleaf Between the Stars
Focus Mother Focus
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Frank Zappa The Man from Utopia
Frank Zappa Studio Tan
Frank Zappa Sleep Dirt
Frank Zappa Francesco Zappa
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 Viva Las Vegas
Free Free
Free Free at Last
Freedom Call Land of the Crimson Dawn
Fudge Tunnel The Complicated Futility of Ignorance
Fulgora Stratagem
Funeral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell Themselves
Gallhammer Ill Innocence
Gallhammer Gloomy Lights
Gama Bomb Citizen Brain
Gama Bomb Survival of the Fastest
Gama Bomb The Terror Tapes
The vocalist had surgery before this album's production, so I guess the sub-par vocal delivery shouldn't be much of a shock. As it is though, the album is average albeit sometimes very decent thrash, a few songs for excellent listening.
Gama Bomb Untouchable Glory
Garbage Bleed Like Me
Garbage Beautiful Garbage
Gary Moore Back to the Blues
Gary Moore Grinding Stone
Gary Moore Scars
Geddy Lee My Favourite Headache
Gehennah Metal Police
Genesis Duke
Genesis Genesis
Gentle Giant The Missing Piece
Gentle Giant Civilian
Get Your Gun The Worrying Kind
GGU:LL Dwaling
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghost Bath Moonlover
Ghoulgotha The Deathmass Cloak
Gift Giver Shitlife
Gnaw Their Tongues Hymns For the Broken, Swollen and Silent
Goatwhore A Haunting Curse
Godflesh Songs of Love and Hate
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Golden Earring Miracle Mirror
Golden Earring On the Double
Golden Earring Grab It for a Second
Golden Earring Cut
Golden Earring Love Sweat
Golden Earring Tits 'n Ass
Gong Continental Circus
Gong Shapeshifter
Gorod A Maze of Recycled Creeds
Gozu Revival
Grand Funk Railroad Born To Die
Grave Dominion VIII
Grave Hating Life
Grave Fiendish Regression
Grave Out of Respect for the Dead
Grave Digger The Clans Will Rise Again
Grave Digger War Games
Grave Digger Return Of The Reaper
Graves at Sea The Curse That Is
Graveworm When Daylights Gone
Graveworm Collateral Defect
Graveworm Ascending Hate
Great White ...Twice Shy
Great White Hooked
Great White Back to the Rhythm
Greenleaf Rise Above The Meadow
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Gus G. Brand New Revolution
GWAR This Toilet Earth
GWAR Bloody Pit of Horror
Halford Halford IV - Made Of Metal
HammerFall Glory to the Brave
Harakiri for the Sky III: Trauma
Hark Machinations
Havok Unnatural Selection
Probably the closest to average Havok will get. A lot of this is decent but unremarkable, especially when you compare to the previous two releases.
Havok Conformicide
Hawkwind Blood of the Earth
Hawkwind PXR5
Hawkwind Alien 4
Hawkwind The Xenon Codex
Hawkwind Electric Tepee
Hawkwind Choose Your Masques
Hawkwind Space Bandits
Hawkwind Take Me to Your Leader
Hawkwind The Machine Stops
Head of the Demon Sathanas Trismegistos
Heart Magazine
Heart Dog & Butterfly
Heart Private Audition
Heart Passionworks
Heartist Feeding Fiction
Helheim rauniaR
Hellions Opera Oblivia
Hellyeah Unden!able
Hexis Abalam
Hexis Tando Ashanti
Hierophant (IT) Mass Grave
Hirax Immortal Legacy
The instrumentation here is very good, but the vocals drag the quality down a bit. They're not absolutely terrible, but for this style of metal the vocalist should adopt a different vocal delivery.
HORNSS Telepath
Horseback Dead Ringers
Hundredth Free
Hypno5e Shores of the Abstract Line
Impending Doom Death Will Reign
In Flames Siren Charms
In Hearts Wake Earthwalker
In Hearts Wake Skydancer
In the Silence A Fair Dream Gone Mad
In This Moment Black Widow
Ingested The Architect of Extinction
Invincible Force Satan Rebellion Metal
Irkallian Oracle Apollyon
Iwrestledabearonce Late for Nothing
Jungle Rot Order Shall Prevail
Kayser Read Your Enemy
King 810 Memoirs of a Murderer
Not quite as bad as people are making out, but that doesn't change the fact that this album-and band-are over-hyped. Half of the songs are little better than a sub-par Emmure/Slipknot crossover style yet the other half are somewhat experimental and, dare I say it, unique. The dark-tinged "Take it" and "Devil don't Cry" largely eclipse the monotony of songs like "Best Nite of my Life", and closer "State of Nature" succeeds in ending the album on a relative high. A mixed album which will undoubtedly divide fanbases in the near future, but which is also sort of career-defining.
Kollwitz Dissonance
Korn The Serenity of Suffering
Kyy Beyond Flesh - Beyond Matter - Beyond Death
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo
Landmine Marathon Wounded
Like A Storm Awaken the Fire
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Lithium Dawn Tearing Back the Veil I: Ascension
Lord Vigo Blackborne Souls
Lost Society Terror Hungry
Lucifer (DE) Lucifer I
Lucifer's Child The Wiccan
Macabre Omen The Ancient Returns
Magnum Vigilante
Magoa Topsy Turvydom
Make Me A Donut Bright Side
Manegarm Manegarm
Manes Be All End All
Megosh Apostasy
Melvins Basses Loaded
Memphis May Fire This Light I Hold
Mercyful Fate Time
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Miss May I Deathless
Monster Truck Sittin' Heavy
Monte Pittman Inverted Grasp of Balance
Morphinist Giants
Mostly Autumn Music Inspired by The Lord of the Rings
Motorhead Bad Magic
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse The Resistance
Mutiny Within Origins
Napoli Centrale Napoli Centrale
Nashville Pussy Up the Dosage
Nexilva Eschatologies
Nidingr The High Heat Licks Against Heaven
No Consequence Vimana
Northlane Node
Northlane Mesmer
Novelists Souvenirs
O'Brother Endless Light
Obituary Inked in Blood
Obituary Obituary
Obsidian Kingdom A Year With No Summer
Obtest Tukstantmetis
Oceano Ascendants
Operation: Mindcrime The Key
Orkan Livlaus
Our Hollow, Our Home Hartsick
Parkway Drive Ire
Planes Mistaken for Stars Prey
Power Trip Nightmare Logic
Powerman 5000 Builders of the Future
Powerwolf Blessed & Possessed
Predatory Light Predatory Light
Prevalent Resistance Dynamics of Creation
Prevalent Resistance To Live Again and Dominate
Psychostick IV: Revenge of the Vengeance
Queensryche Condition Human
Radiohead In Rainbows
Ragnarok Psychopathology
Reaping Asmodeia Impuritize
Red Fang Only Ghosts
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Red Spektor Red Spektor
Refused Freedom
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber Exile
Reptilian Death The Dawn Of Consummation And Emergence
Decent album here with solid instrumentation, but there is very little variety and a lack of truly memorable moments. The band used to be parodic, yet on this album seem to attempt a more serious take on Technical/Brutal death metal.
Revenge (CAN) Behold.Total.Rejection
Ringworm Snake Church
Rotting Christ Rituals
Sargeist Feeding the Crawling Shadows
Sarke Bogefod
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
Secrets of the Moon Sun
Didn't really get much out of this in the end. Opener "No more Colours" and "Dirty Black" are really well-written, but the rest of the album in my opinion seems to fall flat. That's not including the fact that the vocals for the most part irritate me somewhat. The album's whole run-time is over 50 minutes, but it could easily have been more concise had the mid-section of the album (namely "Man Behind the Sun" through to "I took the Sky Away") been shortened a little.
Seeker Unloved
Selim Lemouchi And His Enemies Earth Air Spirit Water Fire
Interesting in parts, but this album just has a 50/50 balance of good psychedelic music and boring ambient sections which frankly left me hovering over the skip button. Maybe with the band's next album they can come up with something truly unique, but the debut album is simply above average at best.
Serpentine Path Emanations
Sharp Weapons Sharp Weapons
Silent Planet Everything Was Sound
Siriun Siriun
Skindred Kill the Power
Skyforger Senprūsija
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Sodom Epitome of Torture
Sodom Decision Day
Soen Lykaia
Solbrud Jaertegn
Sons of Balaur Tenebris Deos
SSS Limp.Gasp. Collapse
Starkill Shadow Sleep
Stone Temple Pilots High Rise
Stories (AUS) The Youth to Become
Storm The Sky Sin Will Find You
Structures Life Through a Window
SUMAC What One Becomes
Sumerlands Sumerlands
Summoning Lugburz
Sunn O))) Kannon
Superjoint Caught Up in the Gears of Application
Sweat Lodge Talismana
Sworn In The Lovers / The Devil
Sylvaine Wistful
T.O.M.B. Fury Nocturnus
Tardive Dyskinesia Harmonic Confusion
Terra Tenebrosa The Reverses
TesseracT Polaris
The Agonist Eye of Providence
The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Clash Combat Rock
The Clash Sandinista!
The Cranberries To the Faithful Departed
The Cranberries Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
The Devil Wears Prada Space
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Exploited Death Before Dishonour
The Gathering The West Pole
The Haunted rEVOLVEr
The Haunted The Haunted Made Me Do It
The Haunted The Dead Eye
I think a lot of focus on trying to attempt an overall "different" sound made this album feel like a mixed bag in the end. I mean, it's certainly promising most of the time and is as adventurous as The Haunted's previous two records, but it simply grows weary after the first few tracks have unfolded their fury. Not saying this is boring material, but it does require a few listens if you're looking to get something out of it. The only two songs which really stand out-and do so because they're excellently well-written-are "The Drowning" and "The Reflection" in my opinion. Everything else seems solid but largely unmoving.
The Haunted Versus
Perhaps more aggressive and straightforward than its predecessor, but Versus is still The Haunted going through their own motions. Solid and sometimes great as the music is here, it shares the same flaws with much of the band's discography in that the experience gets tiresome too quickly, resulting in a mixed bag of an effort once again. Songs do stand out-notably "Pieces" and "Trenches"-but they don't make up for an otherwise fairly average effort.
The Iron Son Enemy
The Last Ten Seconds of Life The Violent Sound
The Moth Gatherer The Comfortable Low
The Obsessed Sacred
The Poisoned Glass 10 Swords
The Safety Fire Mouth of Swords
The Sorcerer A Graveyard of fallen dreams
Throwdown Intolerance
Torch Runner Endless Nothing
Torrid Husk Caesious
Trap Them Crown Feral
Trial (SWE) Motherless
Trivium Vengeance Falls
Truckfighters V
True Widow Avvolgere
UFO UFO 2: Flying
Unreqvited Disquiet
Upon a Burning Body Straight From The Barrio
Usnea Random Cosmic Violence
Valient Thorr Old Salt
Veil of Maya Matriarch
Venom Prison Animus
Venomous Maximus Firewalker
Void Of Vision Children of Chrome
Voivod War and Pain
Vredehammer Violator
W.A.S.P. Golgotha
Wakrat Wakrat
Walking Dead On Broadway Aeshma
Warfather The Grey Eminence
We Are Harlot We Are Harlot
Wednesday 13 Transylvania 90210
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben het Goed II
Windhand Grief's Infernal Flower
Witch Mountain Mobile of Angels
Witchskull The Vast Electric Dark
Within the Ruins Halfway Human
Wolfchant Bloodwinter
Worm Ouroboros What Graceless Dawn
ZOM Flesh Assimilation

2.5 average
(hed) p.e. Evolution
Aborym Shifting.Negative
Accept Russian Roulette
Aerosmith Just Push Play
Aerosmith Nine Lives
Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist and Yell
Alice Cooper Zipper Catches Skin
Alice Cooper Flush The Fashion
Alice Cooper Muscle Of Love
Alice Cooper The Eyes Of Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper Welcome 2 My Nightmare
Annihilator Remains
Anthrax Volume 8: The Threat Is Real
Anvil Pound For Pound
Anvil Absolutely No Alternative
Anvil Worth The Weight
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
Architects The Here and Now
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Bathory Destroyer of Worlds
Behemoth Grom
Benediction Organised Chaos
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
Blackmore's Night Autumn Sky
Blackmore's Night Dancer And The Moon
Blondie The Hunter
Blue Oyster Cult The Revolution By Night
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
Burzum Umskiptar
Burzum Sol austan, Mani vestan
Burzum The Ways of Yore
Butcher Babies Goliath
Candlemass From the 13th Sun
Candlemass Dactylis Glomerata
Cane Hill Smile
Carcer City Infinite / Unknown
Chelsea Grin Self Inflicted
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Circle of Dust Machines Of Our Disgrace
Code Orange Forever
Converge Halo in a Haystack
Cover Your Tracks Fever Dream
Cradle of Filth From the Cradle to Enslave
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cryptopsy Once Was Not
Darkthrone F.O.A.D.
Darkthrone Dark Thrones and Black Flags
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light
Def Leppard Slang
Deicide Insineratehymn
Diamond Head Death and Progress
Diavolos You Lived Now Die
Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
Dio Strange Highways
Discharge Discharge
Disturbed Asylum
Dope Blood Money, Pt. 1
Draconian Sovran
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Ektomorf Aggressor
Average stuff basically. This album starts off promising enough, but gets old really quickly in my opinion. The standout highlight is "Evil By Nature" for me, every other song pretty much relies on the same monotonous chuggy groove.
Electric Light Orchestra Balance of Power
Ensiferum Unsung Heroes
'In my Sword I trust' is one of the worst Ensiferum songs I've ever heard, so time will tell if this album justifies the hype it seems to be getting.
Entombed Same Difference
Exumer The Raging Tides
Feed Her to the Sharks Fortitude
Fit for an Autopsy The Great Collapse
Fleetwood Mac Behind the Mask
Fleetwood Mac Time
Forbidden Green
Frank Zappa Thing-Fish
Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy (Capitol Version)
From Sorrow To Serenity Remnant of Humanity
Funeral for a Friend Conduit
Funeral for a Friend Chapter and Verse
Gallhammer The End
A good album,but not quite as impressive as 'ill innocence' THis album shows that even without a guitar, gallhammer can still make some brilliant material,as on the final track, with its inclusion of squealing saxophone. Great sound. A guitar might have helped to better the album's general effect though...
Gary Moore Dark Days in Paradise
Genesis From Genesis to Revelation
Genesis Abacab
Genesis Invisible Touch
Girlschool Play Dirty
This is basically Girlschool at their most average, and what the band played on those first few great albums wasn't particularly special either (just really solid and well performed), so Play Dirty as a whole simply seems like a bit of a rehash of all the band's flaws. The 80s glam influence is undeniable (particular in regards to the production), but there are some good moments here, notably 'Breaking All the Rules' and the heavier riff moments of 'Burning in the Heat'. Aside from that, this represents the band going through the motions.
Girlschool Take A Bite
The last of the 80s albums from Girlschool, which in all honesty is no better than the previous three records. Just as average, with a couple of decent, solid tunes ("Girls on Top", "Tear It Up") and the same annoying production.
Girlschool Nightmare at Maple Cross
A modest improvement over Running Wild, but like Play Dirty, still a very average album. The production is generally the one bad thing which drags this album's overall impression down for me, but there are some solid songs here-namely "Danger Sign" and "Back for More".
Godsmack 1000hp
Golden Earring Just Earrings
Golden Earring Winter-Harvest
Golden Earring No Promises...No Debts
Golden Earring N.E.W.S.
Gong Magick Brother
Gorgoroth Quantos Possunt ad Satanitatem Trahunt
Grave Digger Clash of the Gods
Grave Pleasures Dreamcrash
Graveworm (N)utopia
Great White Once Bitten....
GWAR Carnival of Chaos
GWAR We Kill Everything
Hacktivist Outside The Box
Hawkwind It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous
Hawkwind Distant Horizons
Heart Desire Walks On
Heart Heart
Heart Bad Animals
Ill Nino Till Death, La Familia
It's average for the most part, certainly, but there are some nice moments to be found here. The solos in "Not alive in my Nightmare" and "Are we so Innocent" are pretty decent, and some songs are obviously better than others. I was expecting more of a prominent latin influence in this album (though I haven't heard any of the band's more recent work), and the monotonous metalcore style is just here to stay, it seems.
Incite Oppression
Iwrestledabearonce Hail Mary
KEN mode Success
Khold Til Endes
King 810 La Petite Mort or a Conversation With God
King Diamond Voodoo
Knocked Loose Laugh Tracks
Lamentations of the Ashen EKIMMV
Landscapes Modern Earth
Limb Limb
Lordi Monstereophonic (Theaterror vs. Demonarchy)
Megadeth Super Collider
Myrkur M
Nachtlieder Nachtlieder
Nadja Sv
Necronomicon (CAN) Advent of the Human God
Nekrogoblikon Heavy Meta
Some songs I just can't stand ("Atlantis", "Let's Get Fucked"), others I thought were really solid stuff (We've had Enough", "Bring Us More"). Basically, it's a slightly above average effort from Nekrogoblikon. I guess this won't change anyone's opinion of the band though-their gimmick seems to be growing bigger and bigger as the days roll by.
New Years Day Malevolence
Nocturnal Breed Napalm Nights
Nonpoint The Return
Northlane Singularity
Pissgrave Suicide Euphoria
Satyricon Satyricon
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Seremonia Pahuuden Net
Sirenia Perils of the Deep Blue
Six Feet Under Crypt of the Devil
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights
Skunk Anansie Black Traffic
Spektr The Art To Disappear
Svvamp Svvamp
The Browning Hypernova
The Bunny The Bear A Liar Wrote This
The Cranberries Bury the Hatchet
The Doors Other Voices
The Gathering Almost a Dance
The Haunted The Haunted
The Ongoing Concept Handmade
Trivium Silence in the Snow
Undead False Prophecies
Wear Your Wounds WYW
Weedeater Goliathan
Wovenwar Honor Is Dead
Wows Aion
Yuth Forever Freudian Slip

2.0 poor
Accept Accept
Accept Predator
Aerosmith Rock in a Hard Place
Annotations Of An Autopsy Before the Throne of Infection
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Black Sabbath Forbidden
Butcher Babies Take It Like a Man
Camel The Single Factor
De La Tierra De La Tierra
Debauchery Fuck Humanity
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On...
Dio Angry Machines
Disturbed The Sickness
Fields of the Nephilim Fallen
From Ashes To New Day One
Genesis We Can't Dance
Gentle Giant Giant for a Day
Girlschool Running Wild
It started with Play Dirty, the lack of any originality and vigour which made those first three albums so solid, but this seemed to have a full impact on Running Wild. The band at this point sounded really tired, bored with their own musical direction, and that's exactly why songs like "Do You Love Me?" (A Kiss cover but a really poor one nonetheless) and "I Want You Back", proving both lyrically and musically that the band were at a creative low. There are one or two decent tracks here-the title track and "Nowhere to Run" namely-but even they turn out to be average in the grand scheme of things. Certainly Girlschool's worst effort.
Golden Earring Keeper of the Flame
Gorgoroth Instinctus Bestialis
Halestorm Into the Wild Life
Hawkwind Church of Hawkwind
Hawkwind White Zone
Hollywood Undead Day of the Dead
Issues Issues
The Clash Cut the Crap

1.5 very poor
Accept Eat the Heat
Accept Death Row
Annotations Of An Autopsy Dark Days
Biohazard Reborn In Defiance
Black Sabbath Born Again
Brainticket Celestial Ocean
Burzum Daudi Baldrs
Defiled Towards Inevitable Ruin
Deicide In Torment in Hell
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast (Re-Recording)
Genesis Calling All Stations
Shinedown Threat to Survival

1.0 awful
Annotations Of An Autopsy Welcome To Sludge City
If this band was toilet paper, I'd wipe my arse for eternity with it.
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu

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