Philip Whitehead

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5.0 classic
How can you not 5 this. The idol J-Pop somehow mixes with the various styles of metal present in this album from thrash to deathcore. Mixing J-Pop and metal has been done before, for evidence check your average moody seinen/shounen anime theme tunes, and of course, Maximum the Hormone. but never quite to this extent.
Cardiacs Sing to God
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
Having heard the whole album (full review http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/fightstar-behind-the-
devils-back/), there is honestly nothing wrong with it. It takes influence from all the old albums
and their other projects: The poppier moments hark back to Charlie's natural ability to write
hooks in Busted, the heavier moments remind one of the darker moments of "One Day Son" and "Be
Human", the electronics take a lot from Gunship, and all that thrown in with pure prog moments and
it just creates the ultimate Fightstar album. Some people may be unhappy at the lack of a
"Damocles" moment, but with tracks like Titan taking that heaviness and throwing in a healthy dose
of melody, they're not really missed.
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Slayer Reign in Blood
Strapping Young Lad City
The Named The Named
Absolutely phenomenal album. Nothing groundbreaking but just expertly executed. Reissue track "Discipline" hits HARD.
The Shizit Soundtrack For The Revolution

4.5 superb
Alcest Shelter
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Apocalyptica Inquisition Symphony
Ascending Dawn Coalesce
Because you can't post here if there's no stream yet I reviewed this on another site: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/ascending-dawn-coalesce-2251/
Barrow Being Without
Bill Bailey In Metal
Short but oh so sweet. Scarborough Fair and Oblivion (aka I Bleed On Your Panini) particular highlights.
Bleeding Oath Bleeding Oath
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
Carcass Surgical Steel
Carcass Heartwork
Cardiacs Heaven Born and Ever Bright
Cardiacs On Land and in the Sea
Cardiacs A Little Man and a House...
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Celeste Animale(s)
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Chthonic Bu-Tik
The black metal elements have become slightly more apparent than in Takasago Army but overall this album continues their progression away from the symphonic black metal scene and into their own oriental extreme style. Fans of the bm output may not enjoy this but others will love it.
Chthonic Seediq Bale
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Collapse Under the Empire Sacrifice & Isolation
Costin Chioreanu The Quest For A Morning Star
Decapitated Blood Mantra
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones White Pony
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Hacktivist Hacktivist
Korn Issues
Korn Korn
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Machine Head The Blackening
Maximum the Hormone Yoshu Fukushu
Oado Life Era
Rabbit Junk This Life Is Where You Get Fucked
Rabbit Junk Invasion
Rabbit Junk REframe
Rabbit Junk Beast
Full review: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/rabbit-junk-beast-25953/
Sepultura Roots
Silence Lies Fear Future​:​ The Return
Skindred Babylon
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot Slipknot
Soulfly Dark Ages
Soulfly Soulfly
Steak Number Eight The Hutch
Strapping Young Lad Alien
The Best Pessimist I Just Want To Be Your Everything
Vinterbris Solace
A magnificent piece of melodic black metal from these youngsters. Being from Bergen you'd expect black metal to be in their blood and they've proved that here.
Witchour The Haunting
First EP by the Argentines and it's rather great. Well produced, tight musicianship and great hooks in the chorus. The harsh vocals might not be for everyone but this EP is pretty damn good.
Works of Flesh Plagued

4.0 excellent
1349 Massive Cauldron of Chaos
A Lot Like Birds No Place
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
American Football American Football
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs
Amongst Thieves Revise. Reform.
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Love Everything You Destroy
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
Architects Hollow Crown
Arcology The Fall
Aspherium The Fall of Therenia
At the Gates At War with Reality
Atlas Losing Grip Currents
Baulta Any Fool Can Regret Yesterday
Bear Noumenon
Behemoth The Satanist
Bionic Angel Masquerade
Black Breath Sentenced To Life
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody
Black Sabbath 13
Bleed from Within Uprising
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Blur Blur
Blur 13
Blur Parklife
Blur Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur
Body Count Manslaughter
It's a fun album, with serious moments but the highlights are when Ice T is anything but. Key point here is the fantastic cover of Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized",d as "Institutionalized 2014". Ice T's ranting over pushy wives, unhelpful customer support and hipsters make this one of my favourite songs of the year, not necessarily for musical quality but for sheer hilarity.
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Immediate reactions are that this is a contender for AOTY and I hope that people realise this and actually buy the album. This is easily capable of being THAT album that breaks the top of the charts in the UK, USA etc. - something we've needed since Slipknot made waves for the nu metal scene over 10 years ago.
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Capsize The Angst In My Veins
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Carcass Choice Cuts
Cardiacs Guns
Cardiacs Songs for Ships and Irons
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted
Cavalera Conspiracy Pandemonium
Cellhavoc Only Filth Remains
Chimaira The Age Of Hell
Chimaira Chimaira
Chimaira Resurrection
Chthonic Takasago Army
Chthonic Mirror Of Retribution
Cloudkicker Subsume
Cloudkicker Fade
Coffinworm IV.I.VIII
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Combichrist We Love You
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches
I've generally avoided the Filth and only treated them as a running joke in The IT Crowd ("It sounds horrible, but it's actually quite beautiful") but I'm genuinely impressed by this album. Everything works together, the guitars are lethal and the symphonic elements accentuate the live instruments nicely. Dani Filth has a very "love it or hate it" vocal style but it wouldn't be Cradle of Filth without his trademark banshee wailing.
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin
De Memoria Tales
Nice slab of melodic hardcore in a strong debut album. Hope to see more from these guys in the future.
Dead Harts Cult For The Haggard Youth
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Leprosy
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Decapitated The Negation
Decapitated Nihility
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Demonic Resurrection The Demon King
Destiny Potato Lun
Destrage Are You Kidding Me? No.
Dethklok The Doomstar Requiem
With the animation it's a 4.5. Musically still a 4 but a low 4. The music's still great and
gives us proper quality for the series' poppier moments, as well as properly showing off
Brendon Small's vocal capabilities, with him taking on almost every member of the band's
vocal duties as well as countless over characters. The contributions of Corpsegrinder Fisher
along with cameos from Jack Black, Mark Hamill and Malcom McDowell are also fantastic.
Recommended that you watch the movie first though otherwise the soundtrack won't make much
sense to you.
Dethklok Dethalbum III
DIE FOR DETHKLOK. All the songs released so far have been top notch and I don't see it being any lower than a 4. But from what I've heard I'm giving a 4.5 and it's not likely to lower.
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Divine Sins Akuma
Dub War Pain
Dub War Wrong Side of Beautiful
Empyr The Peaceful Riot
Erimha Reign Through Immortality
Eths III
Eths Soma
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Rotten
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Blossom
Frank's back. And he's ANGRY. Definitely taking cues from Orchestra of Wolves era Gallows while incorporating more half-singing from Carter and more old school punk with a modern hardcore twist.
Goddess Gagged Resurfaces
Delicate blend of post-hardcore and progressive metal pulled off very well by this up and coming Indian band. Expect big things from these guys.
Goodbye to Gravity Mantras of War
Haji's Kitchen Twenty Twelve
Her Blood In My Veins NOA
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Am I the only one who thinks TALITM was their last truly good nu metal album? Either way this is awesome. I actually think Lullaby for a Sadist is the best track which is funny as this one was written before Head rejoined.
Korn The Path of Totality
The emerging style of "dub metal" is set to dominate rock and metal airwaves in the next few years, and is likely to be the next mainstream rock medium. Korn have set a high benchmark with The Path Of Totality, and while the genre is definitely capable of improving, this album is set to provide a new gateway and surely prove the doubters wrong. Top tracks: Narcissistic Cannibal, Sanctuary, Bleeding Out.
Korn Follow the Leader
Love and Death Between Here And Lost
Can't wait for this. Fading Away has a massive late 90's Korn vibe. I miss nu metal. Just wish it wasn't so.... Christian.
Love and Death Chemicals
Machine Head The Burning Red
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Max Raptor Mother's Ruin
Maximum the Hormone Buiikikaesu
Maximum the Hormone Mimi Kajiru Shinuchi
Maximum the Hormone re-recorded their ultra-rare (now out of print) 2002 album Mimi Kajiru as a bonus for fans who purchased their live album Deka vs Deka, and the growth in musicianship is clear. Some songs have seen radical changes, such as the crazy breakbeat moments of the new look "Abara Bob", while both Johnny Tetsu Pipe tracks have been merged together for Johnny Tetsu Pipe III. The lack of 2 tracks is a shame but this is a great re-recording for new fans to experience more MTH music, and die-hard fans with all the old music to see how the band have grown in terms of musical ability (if not in maturity) in the past 14 years.
Melechesh Enki
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
Nirvana Nirvana
No Devotion Permanence
The old projects do not need to be mentioned here and as such I refuse to refer to them by name. No Devotion stands on its own as one of the post-punk releases of the year. Pure quality throughout. I hope they get the recognition they deserve and are able to stand out on their own merit now.
No Sin Evades His Gaze Age of Sedation
Once Human The Life I Remember
It doesn't present anything new but is brilliant for what it is. Enough in it to avoid becoming an Arch Enemy clone and the clean vocals are done in such a way as to avoid being too like The Agonist.rFull review: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/once-human-the-life-i-remember-25530/
Rabbit Junk Project Nonagon
Rabbit Junk Pop That Pretty Thirty
Rabbit Junk Live 2014
Rabbit Junk Singles from the Lost Years 2011-2013
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Rosenrot
Refused Freedom
Fantastic album, pretty eclectic and just the band doing what they wanted. The strong presence of funk and blues music may be a bit jarring on first listen but it's a fun and enjoyable listen. These songs will translate well live.
Samael Eternal
I have to improve this rating, listening to this album while driving down an empty motorway in the middle of the night really lets you properly experience all the facets of the album that make it so great.
Samael Passage
Samael Lux Mundi
Samael Reign Of Light
Samael Ceremony Of Opposites
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Sepultura Arise
SikTh Opacities
Skindred Kill the Power
Skindred Roots Rock Riot
Slayer South of Heaven
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Soulfly Enslaved
Soulfly Prophecy
Soulfly Primitive
Soulfly Archangel
http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/soulfly-archangel-album-review-25364/ for my views on it.

A word to the wise though, unless you're a completionist/fan of the Soulfly instrumentals (like I
am)/want the bonus DVD, avoid the Special Edition of the album. A You Suffer cover (introduced by
Max's kinda annoying grandson) and an alternate lyrics version of Deceiver are all that await you
aside from the traditional instrumental track.
Steak Number Eight All Is Chaos
Steak Number Eight Kosmokoma
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Stray From the Path Subliminal Criminals
Sylencer A Lethal Dose Of Truth
Old school thrash. Lovely stuff. Guestlist is enough reason to give this album a spin, and while not exactly original it's musically tight and is a brilliant piece of thrash metal that Metallica would struggle to conjure up nowadays. Picks: Day By Day, Shock And Awe, Rise and Die, Get It Up (featuring the magnificent Gene Hoglan on drums and The Heathen of Zimmers Hole on vocals among others).
The Algorithm Polymorphic Code
The Best Pessimist Love Is...
The Birthday Massacre Superstition
The Contortionist Language
The Defiled Daggers
The Defiled have further developed their sound, and are all the better for it. They still wear their influences on their sleeves at times (like in the Marilyn Manson-esque "Porcelain") but they know how to write a song, with big choruses to match. I think it's now fairer to say they are more industrial than metalcore nowadays but that's just me.rOne potential weak spot for this album is in the drumming, though. Unlike in previous releases where Stitch and The AvD programmed all the drums, they've let new drummer Needles record all the drums himself and while he's a capable drummer (his time in STOMP is testament to his abilities) he might not be suited to this style of music. Oh yeah it fits fine but it's not as good as could be.
The Defiled Grave Times
The Defiled 1888
Flawless industrial laced metalcore. Shame they couldn't quite match it on Grave Times.
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Hell Brutopia
Tradjectory Tradjectory
Djenty. Slower passages work well within the album. Will do a proper review when I have the time and have given it plenty of time to fully sink in.
While She Sleeps This Is the Six
Wolves Under Sail Grave Before Slave

3.5 great
1349 Hellfire
1349 Beyond the Apocalypse
4Arm Survivalist
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy
A Forest of Stars Beware the Sword You Cannot See
A Life Divided Human
Abbath Abbath
Abhinanda Senseless
Abhinanda Abhinanda
Abhinanda Neverending Well Of Bliss
Abhorrent Decimation Miasmic Mutation
Abysmal Dawn Obsolescence
Adrian von Ziegler Queen of Thorns
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Alaya Thrones
Alestorm Back Through Time
Alien Ant Farm ANThology
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Andrew W.K. The Wolf
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Animus Sadist Ignorance​,​ Their Greatest Weapon
Ann My Guard Innocence Descent
AnovA Omnis
Anthrax Worship Music
Anti-Mortem New Southern
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide
Arandu Arakuaa Wdê Nnãkrda
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
Architects Daybreaker
Architects The Here and Now
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Arkan Sofia
Arkona Yav
Armageddon (SWE) Captivity & Devourment
Ars Moriendi La singuliere noirceur d'un astre
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Axial Lead Of Infamous Credentials
Bear Doradus
Behemoth Evangelion
Behemoth Xiadz
Benji Webbe I Haven't Been Nicking In Ages
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Black Light Burns Lotus Island
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall
Black Sabbath The End
Bleed from Within Death Walk
Bloodshot Dawn Demons
Blur Think Tank
Blur The Great Escape
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
Blutmond The Revolution Is Dead!
Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days
Boris Noise
Borknagar Urd
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Buckethead Electric Sea
Buckethead Monsters & Robots
Bullet for My Valentine Venom
Bullet top their last two efforts here. The songwriting is much stronger and the overall musicianship is back. The main problem Bullet have here, which is something that's plagued their releases for their whole career, has been the fact they slip so easily into a formula. So many of the tracks on this album will follow the same pattern of one big scream in the opening seconds starting the music, which is OK in small doses but once you notice the pattern, it can get quite jarring.
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Cancer Bats Dead Set on Living
Carach Angren Where the Corpses Sink Forever
Carach Angren Death Came Through a Phantom Ship
Carach Angren Lammendam
Carcass Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel
Cardiacs The Seaside
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence
Chimaira The Infection
Chthonic Relentless Recurrence
Chthonic 9th Empyrean
Circa Survive Descensus
Climates Body Clocks
Cloudkicker Little Histories
Clutch Earth Rocker
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber
Coat of Arms Sun & Satellites
Cognizance Inquisition
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Cold World How The Gods Chill
Colossal Figures Clockwork Dilation
Counting Days The War Of The Wolf
Crosses Crosses
Crossfaith Zion
Crossfaith Apocalyze
Dark Fortress Venereal Dawn
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
Dawn Of Ashes Anathema
Dazzle Vision To the Next
De La Tierra De La Tierra
De Profundis Frequencies
Deaf Havana Fools And Worthless Liars
Deathgaze Enigma
Deceptic The Artifact
Deftones Adrenaline
Delusions of Grandeur Reclamation
Demon Hunter Extremist
Devil Sold His Soul Empire of Light
DevilDriver Devildriver
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devouring Star Demo 2013
Dir En Grey Arche
District Unknown [Anatomy of a 24 Hour Lifetime]
Clean vocals are pretty flat and the guitar tone doesn't seem quite there, but credit to them for even managing to put this out given their location in Kabul, Afghanistan. Issues aside it's some fairly well constructed psychedelic/progressive metal.
Disturbed The Sickness
Divine Chaos A New Dawn In The Age Of War
Drowning Pool Sinner
Ektomorf Aggressor
Emigrate Silent So Long
Eths Ex Umbra In Solem
Eths are back with a new frontwoman - viral star Rachel Aspe. The new voice may take some getting used to but overall, for what it is, it's a good showcase of what the band will sound like in future. Considering it's 6/7 old songs I can't rate it much higher though.
Fear and The Nervous System Fear and The Nervous System
Final Exit UMEÅ
Heck Knockout Machine
Incite All Out War
Bog standard groove, well executed. That's hard to find nowadays.
Keistas Withering
Kerli Love Is Dead
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn Untouchables
Korn Life Is Peachy
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Machine Head Supercharger
Mass Mental? How to Write Love Songs
Crazy stuff. That's all I can really say. Two bassists, various different styles and singers (apparently one of Lynn Strait's final recordings was made with these guys) yet they pull it off.
Naumachia Machine of Creation
Nightrage The Puritan
Nirvana Bleach
One Fell Down Dead Man Walking
Lots of groove and aggression, executed well, but has that sort of "heard it all before" feel to it.
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics
Quinta Travessa Hora da Verdade
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Rammstein Herzeleid
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Refused This Just Might Be... the Truth
Samael Above
Samael Solar Soul
Scar the Martyr Revolver
Tis good. The two extra tracks show a bit more variety in their sound than Blood Host and Soul Disintegration had let on and it provides a nice preview of the album, even if the two better tracks won't actually be on the album.
Sepultura Kairos
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Silvia Siffredi Kurrie!
Skindred Union Black
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
(fwiw I have the press stream of this, if you need evidence then I can provide it just don't
delete my damn ratings this time [LOOKING AT YOU DEVIANT])
Soulfly Savages
The band has to forsake the speed and aggression that was found on Enslaved in order to bleed in young drummer Zyon Cavalera who's only really had a couple of years' experience behind the kit but he does a very respectable job on this album, where grooves are the name of the game and are very well executed, for example, in "Fallen" and "This Is Violence".
Soulfly Omen
Steak Number Eight When the Candle Dies Out
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Stray From the Path Anonymous
Rage Against the Machine's long awaited 4th album. Nah but seriously although it's a rather obvious rip off in many ways, they still pull it off (unlike certain other bands *cough*A7X*cough*) and it's an enjoyable album.
Sweet Exile Sweet Exile
The (International) Noise Conspiracy A New Morning, Changing Weather
The Agonist Prisoners
The Algorithm Octopus4
Remi shows a more commercial oriented and relaxed take on his unique style here and, while it's a competent release, it lacks the aggression of the demos and Polymorphic Code that really made him stand out. While it's understandable that he wants to try new styles out with The Algorithm, one has to hope that this album is just Remi going through the motions and we'll see a return to the heavier side on album #3.
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Defiled Grave Times Live
Nice little release for those who donated money towards the new album "Daggers". Musically performed pretty well although it sounds like they recorded this after an extensive tour cos Stitch's vocals seem a bit tired.
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Duskfall Where the Tree Stands Dead
The Hell Groovehammer
The Hell You're Listening To THE HELL
The Resistance Torture Tactics
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day
Weird Al Yankovic Off the Deep End
While She Sleeps The North Stands for Nothing

3.0 good
1349 Liberation
36 Crazyfists Time and Trauma
6:33 Deadly Scenes
A Hi-Fi Serious
A Tear Beyond Maze of Antipodes
Abhinanda The Rumble
Abhor Abhor
Adrenaline Rush Adrenaline Rush
Adrian von Ziegler Requiem
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Alestorm Leviathan
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Alien Ant Farm Always and Forever
Amaranthe Massive Addictive
Anchorless Bodies Everything Might Fall Apart
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony
Arch Enemy War Eternal
It's not a bad album by any stretch and this is my first tie listening to Arch Enemy after following Alissa's move from The Agonist so there may be much better older albums but for what I know, it's not a bad album. It's not that great either though. There are many moments which seem a little stale/predictable for the melodeath genre and plenty of times in the songs where I think "this is the perfect time for Alissa to come in with some cleans" but nothing and the screams just don't feel right in those spots. Introducing cleans in Arch Enemy would be a risk, yes, but I reckon it could pay off and shake things up a bit.
As We Draw Mirages
August Burns Red Leveler
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Aversions Crown Tyrant
AxeWound Vultures
Not exactly metal as fuck and generally heavy enough to detract certain Bullet fans, so this isn't going to go down too well on either side. Those in the middle will enjoy this album though, and there are plenty of good tracks. Exorchrist does sound like a sub-par Bullet For My Valentine b-side though.
Backdawn Through Extermination
Bear Abstractions
Beartooth Disgusting
It's far from original but it's well executed enough, very listenable and a massive step up from Caleb's previous band.
Being As An Ocean How We Both Wondrously Perish
Belphegor Conjuring The Dead
Blacklistt Blacklistt
Blood Eagle Kill Your Tyrants
Body Count Body Count
Boy Kill Boy Civilian
Busted A Present For Everyone
Busted Busted
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked
Carnage Carnival Carnage Carnival
Carnifex Die Without Hope
Celtefog Deliverance
Chthonic Satan's Horns EP
Circles Infinitas
City of Dawn City of Dawn
Coal Chamber Chamber Music
Coal Chamber Dark Days
Coal Chamber Rivals
Come the Dawn Light of the World
Conviction Non Serviam
Crossfaith The Dream, The Space
Cruachan Blood for the Blood God
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Darkest Horizon The Grand Continuum
Dazzle Vision Shocking Loud Voice
Dazzle Vision Final Attack
Deadlock The Re-Arrival
Deathstars The Perfect Cult
Delain The Human Contradiction
DevilDriver Beast
Devilment The Great And Secret Show
Diabulus in Musica Argia
Dimmu Borgir Godless Savage Garden
Dionysos La mecanique du coeur
Disasterhate Mirroring The Abyss
Dismemberment Embrace the Dark
Down Down IV - Part I
Down Down IV - Part II
Down Royale Sway
downset. One Blood
downset. Do We Speak a Dead Language?
downset. Downset
DragonForce Maximum Overload
Forever In Grey Mephobia
From First to Last Dead Trees
Korn See You on the Other Side
Kyo 300 Lesions
Kyo take a darker and somewhat more rock-oriented direction in their then-final album, after the success of Le Chemin the previous year. Songs like Contact and Sad Day are way harder hitting than most bands of their ilk, with Sad Day feeling like something many post-hardcore bands wouldn't mind writing. However they'd go more indie with their 2014 comeback album.
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all
Lindemann Skills In Pills
Lody Kong No Rules
The vocals might grate for a few people but the musicianship is there, they may not be the most complex riffs but the grooves are there as the next generation of Cavaleras show a more hardcore punk direction to their music.
Maximum the Hormone Kusoban
Maximum the Hormone Rokkinpo Goroshi
Maximum the Hormone Mimi Kajiru
Psycho Choke No Place In My Soul
Rabbit Junk Rabbit Junk
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
From what I've heard so far Scar the Martyr is a solid effort for Slipknot's long awaited 5th album.
Sepultura Roorback
Sepultura Bestial Devastation
Sepultura Morbid Visions
Slayer Repentless
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Soulfly Conquer
Soulfly 3
Max must've heard the stuff Ektomorf were doing and figured they'd try something like that, with Soulfly's full on nu metal assault that was "Primitive" being replaced by more thrash leanings. The nu metal aspects still remained and it wouldn't be until "Dark Ages" when things really went back to thrash, but it was a small sign of things to come.
Stevie T Album of Epicness
Straight Line Stitch Transparency
It's alright. Listenable, cohesive and well produced but there's not much from it. Vocals are the strong point.
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance
The Black Dahlia Murder Grind 'Em All
The Black Passage The Nothing Is Now
The Distant North Sol Et Luna

2.5 average
1349 Revelations of the Black Flame
40 Below Summer Transmission Infrared
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom
Blur Leisure
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
While the songwriting is more consistent and tighter, it really lacks the urgency and feel of TIAH and Sempiternal, as well as lacking any true stand out songs. TIAH had songs like "It Never Ends" and "Crucify Me" and Sempiternal had such a strong ending with "Hospital For Souls" as well as other great tracks like "Sleepwalking". Throne is the best track on this album but place it on any other album and it would just be another track rather than the main highlight. This isn't to say it's a bad album but it's a definite step back in quality.
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Butcher Babies Goliath
Eh. I dig the music hard but the vocals drag everything down a bit too much for it to be really listenable on a regular basis. Maybe give them time and they could improve (after all this is just the debut album).
Chthonic Where the Ancestors' Souls Gathered
Crystal Lake Cubes
Dawn of Eternity Guilty
Deadfall The First Harbinger
Deez Nuts This One's For You
Devil You Know The Beauty of Destruction
Diablery Architect
Dope Life
Kerli Utopia
Saint Asonia Saint Asonia
You know what you're getting into if you have any familiarity with the other members' main projects, but there's still some enjoyable moments. It's all very much alt metal/hard rock by numbers and one would hope that in future they'll try to do something JUST A LITTLE BIT different. But don't hold out much hope for that. If you like some plain old inoffensive rock then you'll enjoy this, but for those looking for something a little different, look elsewhere.
The Automatic Not Accepted Anywhere
The Color Morale Hold On Pain Ends

2.0 poor
Black Tide Post Mortem
Cerebral Ballzy Jaded & Faded
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pardon My French
Crazy Town Darkhorse
1. Decorated 2. Hurt You So Bad 3. Battle Cry 4. Change 5. Drowning -- That should have been the
track list. Had they released Darkhorse as an EP like that, it would have been a 3.5/5 for me. The
problem was they couldn't do an album without excessive filler and macho posturing. Maybe if this
had been an EP, it would have bought them more time to release a credible album and sustain some
success instead of the implosion that happened as a result.
Crazy Town The Brimstone Sluggers
It's very Hollywood Undead-esque. Although Epic did write a few HU songs in the past. There's a
couple of decent songs on it but they haven't learned from all the troubles they've been through
in their hiatus. Almost 10 years of trying to release an album, Shifty's drug problems and coma,
the deaths of DJ AM and Rust Epique, you'd think those would help them mature as lyricists but
no.rThe fact they're not trying to be a nu metal band anymore works in their favour, there's a lot
of mainstream rap like moments but it's still firmly in the alternative sphere of hip-hop and I'd
give it a 2/5. It's not TERRIBLE but it's not exactly good either. It's also better than their god
awful first album. I will say that the song "My Place" (originally released in 2010 in one of the
previous aborted album sessions) is the worst song on the album by some distance because of the
gratuitous autotune.

Full review: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/crazy-town-the-brimstone-sluggers-25480/
Deez Nuts Stay True
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Dramatic Morals Inner Sound
Drowning Pool Hellelujah
Not many will be aware, but well known Facebook shitposters Drowning Pool are also musicians. Now comes their new album Hellelujah, no memes present but not much else of note either. The band seem content to trudge the same territory over and over, trying to replicate the sound of their breakout album "Sinner", but only die-hard fans are gonna really enjoy this.
Realm Unseen The Origin

1.5 very poor
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Oh god a 1 and a 5 before the album's out. OK I know it's gonna be terrible but don't rate
it just yet. Unless you're rating album art alone in which case don't rate, just tell us the
period jokes already. Seriously, not moaning. Just, if you've got any GOOD jokes about the
album artwork and name (there are good ones out there I've heard them) then out with them.
ChugChugWob Redemption
Crazy Town The Gift of Game

Unleashing My Demons Tran​(ce​)​scen(e​)dance
I do not know if this is serious or not but all signs sadly point to it being so. It has to be heard purely for being so bad.

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