Philip Whitehead

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Last Active 08-13-14 3:00 am
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5.0 classic
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
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.
Carcass Heartwork
Cardiacs Sing to God
Cardiacs A Little Man and a House...
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Gallows Grey Britain
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Issues
Machine Head The Blackening
Meshuggah obZen
Opeth Blackwater Park
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Rise To Remain City of Vultures
Love this album. Can't really think of any weak songs on it, the solos are fffffb, and the vocals have improved a lot from the EP.
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Sepultura Roots
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
Soulfly Dark Ages
Soulfly Enslaved
Strapping Young Lad City
Strapping Young Lad Alien
The Ghost of a Thousand This Is Where The Fight Begins
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?

4.5 superb
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alcest Shelter
Architects Daybreaker
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 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.
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
Carcass Surgical Steel
Cardiacs Heaven Born and Ever Bright
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted
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 Fade
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Subsume
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones White Pony
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.
DevilDriver Winter Kills
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Evile Infected Nations
Faith No More Album of the Year
Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves
Give up the Ghost Year One
Give up the Ghost We're Down Til We're Underground
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorillaz Demon Days
Hacktivist Hacktivist
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Korn Korn
Lamb of God Resolution
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Letlive. Fake History
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.
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Meshuggah Koloss
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Nailbomb Point Blank
Nirvana Live at Reading
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Watershed
Powerglove Saturday Morning Apocalypse
Powerglove Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man
Primus Green Naugahyde
Rise To Remain Bridges Will Burn
Samael Ceremony Of Opposites
Samael Passage
Scamp The Deadcalm
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Sepultura Arise
Skindred Babylon
Skindred Roots Rock Riot
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Soulfly Soulfly
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".
Steak Number Eight All Is Chaos
Steak Number Eight The Hutch
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down System of a Down
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
The Best Pessimist I Just Want To Be Your Everything
The Defiled 1888
Flawless industrial laced metalcore. Shame they couldn't quite match it on Grave Times.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
This Is Hell Black Mass
United Nations The Next Four Years
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.
Will Haven Voir Dire
Woods of Ypres Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light

4.0 excellent
A Lot Like Birds No Place
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Architects The Here and Now
Architects Hollow Crown
Arcology The Fall
Atlantis Atlantis
August Burns Red Leveler
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Bear Doradus
Bear Noumenon
Behemoth The Satanist
Black Breath Sentenced To Life
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody
Black Sabbath 13
Bleed from Within Uprising
Blur Parklife
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 There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Buckethead Electric Sea
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Cardiacs Guns
Cardiacs The Seaside
Cardiacs Songs for Ships and Irons
Cardiacs On Land and in the Sea
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
Chimaira The Age Of Hell
Chthonic Takasago Army
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Crossfaith The Dream, The Space
Crossfaith Zion
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here
De Memoria Tales
Nice slab of melodic hardcore in a strong debut album. Hope to see more from these guys in the future.
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Destiny Potato Lun
Destrage Are You Kidding Me? No.
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dethklok Dethalbum II
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.
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Devin Townsend Project Epiclouder
Erimha Reign Through Immortality
Eths III
Eths Soma
Evile Enter the Grave
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Great thrash album, the genre's not really my thing (just ask some of the many people I've baffled by saying I know only a handful of Metallica songs) but this is in my top 10 albums for the year for sure.
FACT Witness
Faith No More Angel Dust
Feed The Rhino The Burning Sons
Fightstar Grand Unification
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
From First to Last Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body...
Gallows Gallows
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Give up the Ghost Background Music
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.
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Gorillaz D-Sides
Heights Dead Ends
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 Greatest Hits Vol. 1
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.
La Dispute Wildlife
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade Purple Onion
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Love and Death Chemicals
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Machine Head The Burning Red
Machine Head Supercharger
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Make a Change...Kill Yourself II
Make a Change...Kill Yourself Fri
maNga maNga+
Massive Full Throttle
Mastodon The Hunter
Max Raptor Mother's Ruin
Maximum the Hormone Buiikikaesu
Maximum the Hormone Yoshu Fukushu
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Meshuggah I
Ministry Psalm 69
Ministry The Last Sucker
Misery Index The Killing Gods
Mongol Horde Mongol Horde
Mr. Bungle California
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
My Ticket Home Strangers Only
Napalm Death Utilitarian
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Nightwish Imaginaerum
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
One Minute Silence Buy Now...Saved Later
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery Periphery
Polar. Iron Lungs
Powerglove TV Game Metal
Primus Frizzle Fry
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Primus Antipop
Pure Love Anthems
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Made in Germany 1995 - 2011
Refused Refused Are Fucking Dead
Refused The EP Compilation
Roadrunner United The All-Star Sessions
Samael Lux Mundi
Samael Reign Of Light
Samael Exodus
Samael Rebellion
Saor Aura
Septicflesh Titan
Sepultura Kairos
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights
Skindred Union Black
Skindred Kill the Power
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Slipknot Iowa
Sockweb Bullies Are Mean
Yeah it's gimmicky as hell having a grindcore band fronted by a 7 year old girl, but the EP
is actually very musically sound. It's a fun listen and the vocals bouncing between father
and daughter work really well, accompanied by some ridiculous random samples.
Solstafir Svartir Sandar
Soulfly Omen
Soulfly Primitive
Soulfly Prophecy
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
StormLord Hesperia
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
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.
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
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).
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
The Agonist Prisoners
The Defiled Grave Times
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 Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
The Haarp Machine Disclosure
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.
Trivium In Waves
United Nations United Nations
United Nations Illegal UN
While She Sleeps This Is The Six
Woods of Ypres Woods IV: The Green Album
Wovenwar Wovenwar
Your Demise The Kids We Used To Be

3.5 great
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Alestorm Back Through Time
Animus Sadist Ignorance​,​ Their Greatest Weapon
Anthrax Worship Music
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
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.
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall
Blood Eagle Kill Your Tyrants
Blur Blur
Blur 13
Body Count Body Count
Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms
Chiodos Illuminaudio
Chthonic Mirror Of Retribution
Chthonic Relentless Recurrence
Chthonic 9th Empyrean
De La Tierra De La Tierra
DevilDriver Beast
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devouring Star Demo 2013
Dub War Pain
Dub War Wrong Side of Beautiful
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.
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fear and The Nervous System Fear and The Nervous System
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits
From First to Last Heroine
Gallows Death Is Birth
Heart Of A Coward Hope and Hindrance
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion
Ill Nino One Nation Underground
Incite All Out War
Bog standard groove, well executed. That's hard to find nowadays.
Jimmy Eat World Bleed American
Kasabian Kasabian
Keistas Withering
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Untouchables
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God Wrath
Lights Siberia
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Limp Bizkit Greatest Hitz
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
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.
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.
Max Raptor Portraits
Mayhem Grand Declaration of War
Metallica Metallica
Mogwai Les Revenants OST
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Nailbomb Proud To Commit Commercial Suicide
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
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.
One Minute Silence Available in All Colors
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Primus Tales from the Punchbowl
Primus Pork Soda
Primus The Brown Album
Quinta Travessa Hora da Verdade
Refused This Just Might Be... the Truth
Refused The Demo Compilation
Saint[the]Sinner Da Vinci's Demise
Decent first EP, got some interesting elements but nothing new.
Samael Eternal
Was a disappointment compared to their other works, but I have to say Infra Galaxia is one of the best Samael songs ever written.
Samael Above
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.
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 Morbid Visions
Sepultura Roorback
Silvia Siffredi Kurrie!
Slayer South of Heaven
Son of Aurelius Under a Western Sun
Soulfly Conquer
Static-X Start a War
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Sugar Ray Floored
Tenacious D Tenacious D
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 Pretty Reckless Going to Hell
The World is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Theophany Time's End: Majora's Mask Remixed
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Trash Talk 119
United Nations Nevermind the Bombings, Here's Your Six Figures
Vinterbris The Unrested

3.0 good
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.
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.
Big Bang Alive
Black Tide Post Mortem
Blur Think Tank
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Chthonic Where the Ancestors' Souls Gathered
Deez Nuts Stay True
DevilDriver Devildriver
Dimmu Borgir Godless Savage Garden
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.
Forever In Grey Mephobia
Gorillaz G-Sides
Hopes Die Last Trust No one
Kaiser Chiefs Employment
Kasabian West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Kyo 300 Lesions
Lights Little Machines
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I
Powerglove Total Pwnage
Powerman 5000 Builders of the Future
Primus June 2010 Rehearsal
Sepultura Bestial Devastation
Smosh Sexy Album
Smosh Smoshtastic
Rating as good because musically it's clear they've improved and their vocals have actually improved too. Metal Mom shows that Anthony has actually got a good scream on him, and the fact that this album's purely for fun and parody, I think it does its job fairly well, however some songs don't work so well without the videos.
Soulfly 3
Static-X Shadow Zone
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
The (International) Noise Conspiracy A New Morning, Changing Weather
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 Pretty Reckless Light Me Up

2.5 average
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
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).
Deez Nuts This One's For You
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Kaiser Chiefs Off With Their Heads
Kaiser Chiefs Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Muse The Resistance
Saint[the]Sinner The Curious Tale of Mistress Murder
Smosh If Music Were Real

2.0 poor
Crazy Town The Gift of Game

1.5 very poor
King 810 Memoirs of a Murderer
Average music, woeful vocals. Hard man posturing is just the icing on the cake.
Muse The 2nd Law

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