Ryan Kroner

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Last Active 12-17-14 11:14 pm
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5.0 classic
Buried Inside Chronoclast
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet and Mogwai The Fountain
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Defeater Lost Ground
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Gris A lame Enflammee, lame Constellee
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: Complete Trilogy
Impaled Northern Moonforest Impaled Northern Moonforest
Isis Panopticon
Jakob Solace
Jakob Cale:Drew
Jakob are the best active non-Godspeed post-rock band in existence and anyone who denies this is the antichrist.
Jeff Buckley Grace
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Meshuggah I
Modern Life Is War Witness
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Nick Drake Pink Moon
O'Brother Garden Window
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Saor Aura
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Tenhi Maaaet
Thrice Vheissu
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire
Weakling Dead as Dreams
riffs for days and days and days
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.5 superb
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
68 In Humor and Sadness
Agalloch The Mantle
Alice in Chains Dirt
All the Empires of the World Return
better than the debut, and Blessings was an excellent album. the vocals are a very nice addition. it's too bad that i found out about this so late: it might have had a pretty high spot on my 2011 list.
Alpinist/Masakari Split
it's not even funny how awesome this split is
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
I wasn't big on this at first, but holy shit is this album growing on me hard. rEDIT: I know that I'm a bit of a 4.5 whore, but god damn this rules. On each of their previous albums, there were one or two tracks that blew me right the fuck away, while the rest of the album ranged from good to boring (they could have been easy 4.5s or 5s if they had, respectively, both achieved the level of greatness of As a Womb and Neptune is Dead throughout their entire runtimes). However, with TGaI, AoP have managed to create the first album of theirs that manages to wow me throughout its entire duration. Tracks 5 and 6 in particular are mind-blowingly good.
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Amenra Mass V
So a poor quality rip surfaced (160 kbps), and naturally, as I have no self control, I caved and listened to it. Surprise: it's the best album they've put out so far and probably the best post-metal release of the year. Yes, better than the most recent output of a certain little band on whose label Amenra were signed to in the past year. For the record, I did not expect that to happen, but hey. Also, this can only get better once A: a better quality leak surfaces, and B: once I buy the vinyl and hear the album's 5th track. And yes, this is all hyperbolic first impression bullcrap that you have every right to ignore and/or make fun of.

Also, @Nikkolae, thiz isn't the wrong art. It's the vinyl art, and the CD art is different. Also, fuck it. 5'd.
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Ampere / Daitro Split
Archives Decline
Ash Borer Ash Borer
Ashes and Iron Silens
Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Blindead Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bossk .1
Botch We Are the Romans
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Burial Kindred
Cal Chuchesta Cocoa
this made me go from a light 4 to a strong 7
Cave In White Silence
Celeste Animale(s)
Cloudkicker Beacons
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cult of Luna The Beyond
Cult of Luna Salvation
Cult of Luna Fire Was Born
Cult of Luna Vertikal
This is their best album after SatH. Also, the userbase at RYM can kindly fuck themselves: I mean, they're worse than us with their troll 1s.
Damascus When Last We Met
Dangers Anger
Darkspace Dark Space III
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deafheaven/Bosse-de-Nage Split
I shouldn't love this as much as I do, but I do. Both sides are spectacular. Deafheaven put out one of the best covers I've ever heard and Bosse-de-Nage have a ridiculously talented drummer.
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
DorDeDuh Dar De Duh
It really is incredible that this album didn't get more attention around here, as it's easily the best black metal album of 2012.
Downfall of Gaia Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
Downfall of Gaia Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay
I'm definitely fanboying a bit here, but this is just as awesome as their debut, if a lot less crusty and a lot more blackened.
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
dredg El Cielo
Earth Earth 2
Eden Circus Marula
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Finsterforst Rastlos
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Frank Turner Love, Ire & Song
Funeral Diner The Underdark
Gates Bloom and Breathe
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Ghost Brigade IV - One with the Storm
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A#(Infinity) [Vinyl]
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Yes, this does feel a bit incomplete, but the two songs are absolutely incredible. also, let's not forget that they are writing (and have been playing) completely new material - the two songs on here aren't "new" in the strictest sense of the word. This leads me to believe that they felt that these songs couldn't fit on an album with whatever they're creating now, but they wanted to get them out as studio recordings so they put this absolutely stellar release out. I believe that we can expect a "full length" 5th album within a year or two. Get psyched, bitches, but in the meantime, you can enjoy an absolutely brilliant record that stands strong with everything else this band has written.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
we got a bunch of fucking whiners here
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Hans Zimmer Crimson Tide
Hans Zimmer Gladiator (Soundtrack)
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Horus Attis
https://soundcloud.com/andy-patterson-3/horus-attis --- Full album coming in 2015.
Immolation Close to a World Below
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Irrwisch Irrwisch
this is pretty awesome.
Isis Oceanic
Isis Wavering Radiant
Isis Live 6 (11/16/2007)
Jakob Dominion
Jakob Sines
this is going to be the best album ever
Jesu Silver
Jon Foreman Fall and Winter
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Kehlvin The Orchard of Forking Paths
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kerouac Cold and Distant, Not Loving
La Quiete La Fine Non E La Fine
Leech If We Get There One Day...
Best post-rock of 2012? It's entirely possible.
Living Sacrifice Death Machine
Death Machine is one of their best songs and gets me going like no fucking other
Locktender Rodin
Maybeshewill To The Skies From A Hillside
This rating is more to recognize how beautiful a track the title track is more than it is for anything else.
Mesa Verde The Old Road
I don't know exactly where green tables play into this but I can say that this album is really, really good.
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Alive
Metallica Master of Puppets
Misery Signals Controller
Mitochondrion Parasignosis
Mortification Scrolls of the Megilloth
Mouth of the Architect The Ties That Blind
Moving Mountains Pneuma
Musk Ox Woodfall
My Epic Yet
Negura Bunget OM
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Night Verses Lift Your Existence
Not to Reason Why The Book of Hours
this is absolutely beautiful.
Old Man Gloom Seminar III: Zozobra
Old Man Gloom The Ape of God II
"The hijinks and shenanigans that took place during the release of this record hopefully provided their audience with a tiny glimpse into the misery I experience when working with these idiots." - Kurt Ballou on producing The Ape of God
Omega Massif Karpatia
Look at your Pelican album. Now look at Omega Massif's Karpatia. Now back to your Pelican... Now back to Karpatia. Sadly, that recent Pelican album isn't Karpatia, but if they got an interesting drummer and amped up the desolation they could *sound* like Omega Massif. Look down. Back up again. Where are you? You're in a MOSH, jamming to the music that Pelican could sound like. What's in your hand? Back to me. I have it. It's a hollow slab of volcanic rock, emanating music that's brimming with riffs and dark atmosphere. Look again. The rock is now Karpatia! Anything's possible when your instrumental post-metal crushes as hard as Karpatia and isn't lame like recent Pelican. I'm in a MOSH.
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Overmars Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo
Owen At Home With Owen
so much melancholy
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Pet Slimmers of The Year Fragments Of Uniforms
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots
Red Innocence and Instinct
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
Rorcal Vilagvege
Basically, this is the polar opposite of Heliogabulus in terms of speed, conciseness, and aggression. It's also the most obscenely dark, crushing, and apocalyptic album of 2013 so far, and it's the most bleak thing I've heard in years. I mean, seriously: I don't know what the band were going through when they wrote this but I'm assuming it was some hella nasty shit.
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Russian Circles Memorial
Rwake Voices of Omens
Saor Roots
Scale the Summit The Collective
Sed Non Satiata Sed Non Satiata
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Spook the Horses Brighter
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
State Faults Resonate/Desperate
Steve Von Till If I Should Fall to the Field
SubRosa More Constant Than The Gods
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens Seven Swans
Suis La Lune Heir
I've been on a mad European screamo binge recently and this EP tops most, if not all, of the stuff I've listened to.
Sun Kil Moon Benji
Swans To Be Kind
The Angelic Process Weighing Souls With Sand
The Black Heart Rebellion Har Nevo
This fucking rules and everyone should jam this. Now.
The Body/Braveyoung Nothing Passes
Even if you don't like either band on their own, you will love this. I promise that it rules hard and that you need to get it. Now. Do it. Get it now.
The Classic Crime Phoenix
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The National Boxer
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Secret Solve Et Coagula
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Thou Summit
The work ethic of Thou never ceases to amaze me: in a mere 4 years as a band, they've put out 21 splits, EPs, and albums, not a single of which is bad. Their 3rd full-length is no exception: the most experimental and unique record of Thou's extensive discography, Summit is the summit (yee) of the band's work thus far. Here's to many more years of constantly pumping out consistently awesome sludge.
Thou Heathen
you guys do know that this leaked, right?

EDIT: anyone who rates this less than a 3.5 is a filthy heathen [i just thought of this and i'm really
proud of myself]

EDIT II: the "We are the stone that starts the avalanche[...]" bit is the best moment in a metal song I've
heard since I don't know
Thou / The Body You, Whom I Have Always Hated
Thou/Salome Our Enemy Civilization
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Live At The House Of Blues
Thrice Beggars
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice Anthology
Time To Burn Is.Land
Trenches The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole
Twilight Monument To Time End
U2 The Joshua Tree
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulcerate Vermis
4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.0
Underoath Disambiguation
Vali Forlatt
Vali Skogslandskap
Various Artists Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings
Fucking hell, this is the best various artists compilation I have ever heard. Absolutely beautiful.
Vektor Outer Isolation
Wardruna Runaljod - Yggdrasil
Warning Watching from a Distance
Warning Bridges
Weekend Nachos Worthless
Windir Likferd
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Year of No Light Ausserwelt
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis

4.0 excellent
*shels Sea of the Dying Dhow
40 Watt Sun The Inside Room
A Bunny's Caravan Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures
A Lot Like Birds No Place
A Thousand Times Repent Virtue Has Few Friends
Absu Abzu
Abyssal Denouement
Across Waters More Light Is Never Ending
Adai Felo De Se
This is better than you.
Admiral Angry Buster
Adramelech Spring of Recovery
Adrift Black Heart Bleeds Black
And you thought post-metal with balls ended with Times of Grace...
Adrift for Days Come Midnight...
A well-executed mix of build-heavy atmosludge and stoner rock/metal makes for a compelling, if slightly bloated, listen. The vocals and atmospheres on this are excellent. Highly recommended.
Advent Naked and Cold
Aeternam Moongod
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Well, I have no fucking clue what album you guys have been listening to.
Ahamkara The Embers Of The Stars
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alcest Shelter
Alda :Tahoma:
Alexi Murdoch Time Without Consequence
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
All the Empires of the World Blessings
All the Empires of the World Old Gods, Old Worlds, Old Wounds
There's much more ambient noodling on here than there was on Return (which is arguably the better album), but Old Gods is still an absolutely wonderful surprise for what has been a fairly dull February. Strangely enough, out of the album's 7 tracks, only 2 of them ("The Lion" and "St. Peter," the former of which has some pretty damned awesome Jesu-esque singing and the latter of which once again brings into play the tortured shrieks of Return) are full-on post-metaltastic songs of the type displayed on Return and Blessings. The others are post-rocky tracks and ambient interludes that are a lot less boring than you might think.
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
Altar of Plagues Mammal
Altar of Plagues/Year of no Light Split
Alter Bridge AB III
Alter Bridge Fortress
I think you mean MYLES ahead of ABIII
Amber Amber
Amenra Mass IIII
Amenra Mass III
It is absolutely hilarious to listen to the robot voice on my iPod's voiceover thingy say, "The Pain. It Is Shapeless. We Are Your Shapeless Pain - AmEEnruh"
Amenra Mass III-II + IIII
Amenra/Hive Destruction Split
Both of Amenra's tracks appear, respectively, on Mass IIII and Mass III and needless to say, they're pretty awesome. Hive Destruction absolutely crushes. I need to get more from these guys.
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
does this m/
Ampere Like Shadows
Ampere/Funeral Diner Split
Ampere's side is good. Funeral Diner's side is one of the best screamo tracks I've ever heard.
An Autumn For Crippled Children Only The Ocean Knows
It isn't even funny how much better in every single way imaginable this is than their previous efforts.
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
An Isle Ate Her Phrenia
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Distant Satellites
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Vital
And So I Watch You From Afar Gangs
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Annorkoth The Last Days
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
Arms of Ra Arms of Ra
Arrows In Her Leaving.
ARTS Vault of Heaven
Ash Borer 2009 Demo
Ash Borer Tour Rehearsal Demo
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Ash Borer Bloodlands
The improved songwriting and atmosphere of Cold of Ages without the slightly annoying production. This could stack up to be the best thing Ash Borer have put out to date.
Ash Borer and Fell Voices Split
Astronoid Stargazer
At the Gates At War with Reality
Atheist Jupiter
Athletics Who You Are Is Not Enough
Atticus Ross The Book Of Eli OST
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore
Aural Method When I Drifted I Heard a Faint Melody
Avatar Hail the Apocalypse
Axis of Light By the Hands of the Consuming Fire
Ayr Nothing Left to Give
B.M. Sharp Music is Tight
Banner Pilot Heart Beats Pacific
Barrow Being Without
Barrow Though I'm Alone
Battlefields Agassiz
Baulta Deeply Sorry to Interrupt Your Megalomania
some excellent instrumental post-metal from Finland. Also, the artwork rules. get it now. http://baulta.bandcamp.com/
Baulta That's My House You're Living In
Beau Navire Lumens
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Behemoth The Satanist
Beirut The Rip Tide
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
be sure to also get the bonus tracks: one of them, "Under the Same Sun", is probably the best on the album.
Betrayal At Bespin Diary of a Dead Man Walking
Betrayal At Bespin Rains
Totally different from the debut, but still totally awesome. Lots of sax here.
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Beyond Creation The Aura
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Yeah, the vocals aren't the greatest (they're not bad by any means, but they aren't great either), and the bassist/the production of the bass can get a tiny bit annoying at points, but these guys still remain one of the only tech death bands that I feel can actually write a coherent song. There's a huge amount of talent between all the members, and the riffs are spectacular.
Bien A Toi Diriger, Séduire, Convaincre
I'm not even sure what to call this, but it absolutely slays.
Birds in Row You, Me, and the Violence
Black Clouds Everything Is Not Going To Be OK
Black Sheep Wall I Am God Songs
Black Ships Omens
Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber I
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Bosse-de-Nage III
Bossk .2
Bossk .3
Bossk/Rinoa Split
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Brand New Daisy
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
Caleb McAlpine Science Fiction
Caleb McAlpine All Things New
Callisto Noir
Callisto Secret Youth
Calvaiire Rigorisme
Carbonized For the Security
The more you listen to this, the more awesome it becomes.
Carbonscape Artistry of Exhaustion II
Caspian Waking Season
Caspian Hymn For The Greatest Generation
Castevet Mounds of Ash
Cerebrate Soul's Abyss
m/ filthy dm m/
Cerna Restoring Life
Just some absolutely gorgeous instrumental black metal with some post-metal flourishes. Get it.
Chelsea Wolfe Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Chevelle La Gargola
Children of God We Set Fire to the Sky
Chotto Ghetto Walk is Godlike
Chrome Waves Chrome Waves
It may be kind of generic, but what can I say: I'm a sucker for post-rocky, emotional black metal.
Chronos The Grips of Winter
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Clint Mansell and Kronos Quartet Noah
Cloaca Lassitude
Cloudkicker The Map Is Not the Territory
Cloudkicker ]]][[[
Cloudkicker A New Heavenly Body
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker Fade
bm sharp is my favorite person ever
Cloudkicker Subsume
Cold Body Radiation The Great White Emptiness
Comity The Journey is Over Now
Corrupted Garten Der Unbewusstheit
Crimson Moonlight Veil of Remembrance
Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante
Crippled Black Phoenix No Sadness Or Farewell
Crosses EP
Crosses Crosses
Cryptic Forest Dawn of the Eclipse
Csejthe Reminiscence
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here
Cult Of Fire Ascetic Meditation Of Death
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Cult of Luna Vertikal II
Combine Vertikal (including The Flow Reversed) and Vertikal II into the single album they were meant to act as, bookended with the acoustic version of Passing Through, and you have yourself Cult of Luna's best album since SatH.
Cult of Occult Cult of Occult
Damascus Of Whom I Always Think
Daniel Rossen Silent Hour/Golden Mile
Darkestrah Epos
Daughter The Wild Youth
Dead Poetic Vices
Deadwood Picturing a Sense of Loss
Deafheaven 2010 Demo
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Deathspell Omega Drought
Defeater Travels
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Everyone who has rated this already needs to die. rEDIT: Well, holy shit.
Demilich Nespithe
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter The Triptych
Departures When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted
Departures Teenage Haze
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Unstille
Desolate Shrine Tenebrous Towers
Desolate Shrine The Sanctum of Human Darkness
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray
Direwolves Me From Myself, To Banish
Direwolves Aegri Somnia
Dirge Hyperion
Discharge Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Disembodied If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead
Disfear Live the Storm
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
Dopamine Dying Away In The Deep Fall
Drapsnatt Skelepht
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Drowning Horse Drowning Horse
Drudkh Estrangement
Drudkh Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Dustin Kensrue Please Come Home
Dustin Kensrue The Water and The Blood
If you (understandably) can't deal with overtly Christian lyrics, you probably will not enjoy this. If you grew up with CCM-ish music, however - even if you despise the never ending pit of stagnancy, sterility, and inoffensiveness that is the worship music scene - you are in for what is the best worship album since the David Crowder Band's "A Collision," and this may even be better than that.
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Earth Extra-Capsular Extraction
Earth A Bureaucratic Desire For ExtraCapsular Extraction
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
Earthmass Lunar Dawn (Keep, Relic, and Ritual)
Earthmass Earthmass
Earthrise Eras Lost
East of the Wall Split
Eddie Vedder Into The Wild [Music For The Motion Picture]
Ef Delusions of Grandeur
Ef Ceremonies
this is absolutely fantastic
Enabler All Hail the Void
Enmerkar Starlit Passage
Entropia (PL) Vesper
It isn't often that anyone gets the atmospheric black metal/post-metal/post-rock/shoegaze combo right but on the rare occasion that it does hapen it is truly beautiful to behold. Imagine a spacier Altar of Plagues with the occasional dropped-B sludge groove. It works: trust me.
Envy A Dead Sinking Story
Envy Insomniac Doze
Erik Mongrain Fates
Eryn Non Dae. Hydra Lernaia
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance
Evening Hymns Spectral Dusk
Event Horizon 2011 Demo
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Everything In Slow Motion Red
Everything In Slow Motion Phoenix
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Falkenbach Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty
Falkenbach Asa
Fall of Efrafa Inle
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Falls of Rauros / Panopticon Split
Fauna Avifauna
Fell Voices 2010 Tour CD-R
Fell Voices Untitled
Fell Voices 08 Demo
Fen Carrion Skies
god damn, have they ever improved

EDIT: the deluxe edition has 38 minutes of extra music
Fields of Locust Subtopia
Fine Before You Came Sfortuna
Fire In The Cave Fire In the Cave
Fire Walk With Us Carriers
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Fleshworld Like we're all equal again
Flourishing The Sum of All Fossils
Forest As a Song in the Harvest of Grief
Forest Like a Blaze Above the Ashes
Forge of Clouds Forge of Clouds
Fort Atlantic Fort Atlantic
This album is LEGEN - wait for it... DARY! Let Your Heart Hold Fast is an incredible track.
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse
if I had .1-increment privileges this would be a 4.2
From Indian Lakes Able Bodies
From Indian Lakes Absent Sounds
From Oceans To Autumn The Flood/The Fall
From Oceans To Autumn Oath Of Eternals
this album is so god damn pretty
Frontier Demo
Full of Hell Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
Fyrnask Eldir Nótt
Gates You Are All You Have Left to Fear
General Lee Raiders of the Evil Eye
It might be short, but it's a massive improvement over the promising yet so-so "Roads." One of the better recent post-metal releases.
Generation of Vipers Howl and Filth
Generation of Vipers Coffin Wisdom
TSiB-era Neurosis meets Amenra, except they're both way angrier than normal
Geology North
Germ Loss
this is super weird. it's also super good. that is all.
Ghost Brigade Isolation Songs
Giant Squid Minoans
Glassjaw Coloring Book
God Harvest Demo 2011
God Is An Astronaut A Moment of Stillness
God Is An Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
God Is An Astronaut God Is an Astronaut
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Grails Burning Off Impurities
Grieved Samaritans
I wish this were longer.

That's what she said.
Grouper Ruins
Grown Below The Other Sight
Gungor Beautiful Things
Hammock Departure Songs
Hans Zimmer Black Hawk Down
Hans Zimmer The Last Samurai
Hans Zimmer The Simpsons Movie: The Music
Hans Zimmer Inception
Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight Rises
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Heaven Shall Burn Veto
Hell (USA) I
Hell (USA) Hell II
songs are way longer than last time around and there's some cascadian bm shit in here. it rules hard
Hell (USA) III
As usual, Hell do not disappoint. With each release, they also seem to be straying more toward an atmospheric black metal sound and less of the sludge style from I.
Heller Mason The Mess I've Made
feel-food acoustic folk. nothing original, but it's late and i'm tired and i'm writing a stupid essay about 'the role of context when considering war as a subjectively immoral entity' and this album makes me marginally more cheerful so i give not a single fuck about who this rips off as long as it's done well
Hexis Abalam
Hierophant (IT) Peste
this is the nastiest, filthiest shit I've heard all year. god damn son
Hop Along Get Disowned
House of Low Culture Edward's Lament
House Of Usher On The Very Verge
Howard Shore The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
"On par with LotR, just like the movie."rson you say all you want about the scores but you need help if you think the movie is even close to the original trilogy
Huldra Signals From the Void
Huldra Monuments, Monoliths
It certainly drags a bit and could do with better production and a tempo change now and again, but Huldra remain one of my favorite underground post-metal acts and this album only continues their streak of ripping off Isis and making it sound damn good. 3.5/4
Huldra/Dustbloom Split
Hungry For Hands I Was Hungry For Hands
Hurt Vol. II
Ictus Imperivm
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Impetuous Ritual Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence
In It None of That Matters
In Trenches Sol Obscura
holy fucking fuck, it's like Trenches meets Amia Venera Landscape meets Alpinistrfuck this rules
Incubus Make Yourself
Infest No Man's Slave
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Inter Arma Sky Burial
Intronaut Prehistoricisms
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Irepress Sol Eye Sea I
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle
Iron & Wine The Shepherd's Dog
Irreversible Surface
A lot of people seemed to love 'Ashes,' but I had a few big gripes with it: namely, the songwriting seemed inconsistent, the blending of the myriad genre influences was really choppy at points, and the production was rough. 'Surface' fixes all three problems.
Iselia Life From Dead Limbs
Isis The Red Sea
Isis Mosquito Control
Isis SGNL>05
Iskra Iskra
Islands (AUS) Islands
Ignimbrite is always in the mood for some good, old-fashioned, 10 minute plus post-metal epics. It's also a free Bandcamp deal, so everyone should totally hit this up. rhttp://islandsaus.bandcamp.com/album/islands
Jakob Subsets of Sets
Jakob Jakob
James Blackshaw Love is the Plan, the Plan is Death
this dude has some mad skills. also, did anyone else notice how you can constantly hear him breathing (heavily) when you listen to this? i didn't notice it until someone pointed it out to me. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Jarhead Beautiful Delusion
JJ72 JJ72
awesome vocals
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Jodis Black Curtain
Aaron Turner is the man.
Jon Foreman Spring and Summer
Joseph Arthur Redemption's Son
Joseph Arthur Our Shadows Will Remain
Joseph Arthur Junkyard Hearts, Vol. II
Junius Reports From The Threshold of Death
Junius Days of the Fallen Sun
The Time of Perfect Virtue is pretty much the best thing ever.
Just Die! A Momentary Lapse In Positive Thinking
Kanye West Yeezus
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kausal In Dead Cities
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Kehlvin The Mountain Daylight Time
Kehlvin Holy Cancer
These guys are brilliant: I can't wait for the new album.
Kerouac/The Long Haul Split
Kids. Kids
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
Knut Challenger
Kokomo If Wolves
Kowloon Walled City Container Ships
Krieg The Isolationist
Krypts Open the Crypt
Kvelertak Meir
Kwoon When The Flowers Were Singing...
Kylesa Spiral Shadow
Lantlos .neon
Lantlos Agape
Lantlos Melting Sun
Latitudes Individuation
Some of the best post-metal riffs I've heard since Supercontinent's "Vaalbara." This is a big step up from Agonist: highly recommended.
Latterman No Matter Where We Go...!
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Leech [US] Ten Black Hymns
Leucosis Leucosis
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
Life in Your Way Kingdom Of God
Life in Your Way Kingdom Of Man
Life in Your Way Kingdoms
Light Bearer Beyond the Infinite: The Assembly of God
Lights Out Asia Hy-Brasil
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Living Sacrifice Conceived In Fire
Living Sacrifice In Memoriam
Living Sacrifice The Infinite Order
Lo-Ruhamah The Glory of God
Locktender Kafka
Locrian and Mamiffer Bless Them That Curse You
Ok, so this is pretty awesome
Loma Prieta I.V.
Lord Mantis Death Mask
Low Threat Profile Product #2
Lunar Aurora Andacht
Lustmord The Word as Power
Mahumodo Waves
Manchester Orchestra I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Mare Mare
Mare Cognitum The Sea Which Has Become Known
Mare Cognitum An Extraconscious Lucidity
Mare Cognitum Phobos Monolith
Marissa Nadler July
Masakari The Prophet Feeds
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Maybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Maybeshewill Fair Youth
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth Endgame
Memoria Death Calls the Islands
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Koloss
To quote some guy on last.fm... "This album sounds like Godzilla taking an explosive shit all over Periphery."
Metallica Ride the Lightning
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Misery Signals Absent Light
A Glimmer of Hope would have been their best song if they'd extended it.
MNMNTS The Good Life
Modern Life Is War Fever Hunting
Mogwai Young Team
Mongol Horde Mongol Horde
Mono Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined
Mono You Are There
Monuments The Amanuensis
Morbid December Moon
Morbus Chron Sweven
Morning Teleportation Expanding Anyway
this rules hard, you should get it
Mors Principium Est ...And Death Said Live
Mors Principium Est Dawn Of The 5th Era
Mortal Treason Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
Mount Eerie Ocean Roar
Mouth of the Architect Quietly
Mouth of the Architect The Violence Beneath
Moving Mountains Foreword
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
My Epic Broken Voice
My Epic Behold
Nails Unsilent Death
Nails Abandon All Life
holy god in heaven, this rips
Nameless Coyote Devoured by the Swirling Night
Natural Snow Buildings The Dance of the Moon and the Sun
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
I came into this expecting to be disappointed because of my usual lack of affinity for most things prog, yet here I am eating my words cooked medium rare with a heavy shitcream sauce and a side of shit nuggets.
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Nero di Marte Derivae
Nesseria Nesseria
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Neurosis Locust Star
Neurosis Sovereign
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
nic/Old Soul Split
Nirvana In Utero
Noisear Subvert the Dominant Paradigm
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Norma Jean Meridional
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
Nosound Afterthoughts
Nuclear Summer Nuclear Summer
weird post-hardcore/post-rock/screamo/happy music hybrid. they call themselves "sunshine metal." I don't care what you call this, but trust me when I say that this is more than worth a listen. it's free, as well. rhttp://nclrsmmr.bandcamp.com/
Nux Vomica Nux Vomica
A must-listen for anyone who's a fan of the Buried Inside/Downfall of Gaia/Children of God school of crusty, blackened, atmospheric sludge stuff.
O'Brother Disillusion
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
This behemoth is, without a doubt, *the* hardcore album of 2013.
Obscure Sphinx Void Mother
Obsidian Kingdom Mantiis
Of Monsters and Men My Head is an Animal
Of Solitude and Solemn Of Solitude and Solemn
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
Oh, Sleeper The Titan
the last two tracks are really fucking awesome
Old Gray An Autobiography
holy fucking shit this is like the best thing ever
Old Man Gloom Christmas
Old Man Gloom The Ape of God I
Om Advaitic Songs
Omega Massif Geisterstadt
Opeth Blackwater Park
Ophis Withered Shades
Over The Ocean Paper House
Over The Ocean Be Given to the Soil
Overmars Born Again
P.O.D. Satellite
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden
Panopticon Collapse
Panopticon Social Disservices
Panopticon Roads to the North
so can this guy fucking drum or what
Paper Route Are We All Forgotten
Pariso/Kerouac Split
Patrons Of The Rotting Gate The Rose Coil
Paysage d'Hiver Nacht
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
First impressions: this is kind of like a bridge between Paysage d'HIver's previous black metal demos and the crunchier, spacier work of Wintherr's other project, Darkspace. Offenbarung is one of the best songs of the man's career, and represents the first time I've ever had my foot tapping during a Paysage song. Ewig leuchten die Sterne is a slower, more atmospheric number, while Macht des Schicksals really, really sounds like Darkspace (good thing) and Schlüssel is closer to Paysage's earlier work, although it spend its second half on wind sounds. Overall, this is a god damned excellent demo/album/whatever and is, in my book, second only to Winterkaelte and the s/t. Time may see it raise above those. BY THE WAY I NOW HAVE RED LETTERS NEXT TO MY USERNAME AS SUCH I AM NOW A MAN OF AUTHORITY HERE ON SPUTNIK LISTEN TO MY OPINION YOU GOD DAMNED FOOLS no i am only slightly drunk like a 5.5/10 or some shit idk bro fukc i need to write a new review soon god damn it
Paysage d'Hiver/Lunar Aurora Split
The two Paysage tracks are good (if typical and slightly unexceptional, but still good) fare for the project, with cold, wintery atmospheres and some of the best vocals in modern black metal. The Lunar Aurora track, on the other hand, is easily one of the best black metal tracks I have had the pleasure of hearing in an extremely long time. It's difficult to describe exactly why this 20-minute behemoth is so awesome, so just give it a listen and find out for yourself.
Pelican Australasia
Pelican March Into the Sea
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pelican Pelican
Pensees Nocturnes Ceci est de la musique
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Leaps and bounds better than the debut, mostly because Spencer now sounds only 50% annoying, as opposed to 200% like last time. I'm keeping this at a 3.5 for now, but it could be bumped.
Petrychor Dryad
Petrychor Effigies and Epitaphs
pg.lost Yes I Am EP
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Planks Funeral Mouth
If you dug Downfall of Gaia's latest, then this album is what you absolutely must listen to next. A fairly similar, very well-concocted blend of crust punk, black metal, and post-metal, albeit with a bit more of an emphasis on the crust side of their sound. Highly recommended.
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Primordial Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
Protest the Hero Volition
Puig Destroyer Puig Destroyer EP
Radical Face Ghost
Radical Face The Bastards: Volume Two
Radiohead Kid A
Raein Nati da Altri Padri
Red Of Beauty and Rage
Reka I
Rinoa An Age Among Them
Rise and Fall Faith
Rishloo Eidolon
Rishloo Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth
Rituals Rituals
bleak, atmospheric, slightly blackened post-metal that immediately brings to mind contemporaries like Year of no Light, Cult of Luna, and Amenra. it ain't unique, but I'll be damned if these guys aren't incredibly fucking good at making awesome post-metal.
Rorcal Heliogabalus
Rorcal/Kehlvin Ascension
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Rosetta Flies to Flame
Way better than their last one. Pegasus is an incredible track.
Rosetta/Balboa Project Mercury
Rosetta/Junius Split
Russian Circles Enter
Russian Circles Geneva
Russian Circles Empros
Rwake Rest
Scale the Summit The Migration
Sed Non Satiata Le Ciel De Notre Enfance
Sed Non Satiata Mappo
Selenites Animaltar
Septicflesh Communion
Septicflesh Titan
Seven Sisters of Sleep Seven Sisters of Sleep
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sigur Ros Sæglópur
Sigur Ros Hvarf/Heim
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
Sigur Ros Kveikur
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
Silent Planet The Night God Slept
Sinat Hinam Sinat Hinam
Skillet Collide
Sleeping Peonies Ghosts, and Other Things
Sleepingdog With Our Heads in the Clouds...
Sleepmakeswaves sleepmakeswaves (US)
there's more bass here, especially on "i will write peace." it makes an already awesome sound even better.
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Sleepwalker 2010 Tour CD-R
Slice the Cake Other Slices
So Hideous To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers
Solstafir Svartir Sandar
Solstafir Otta
Some Mistakes Glamorous Thoughts
Sore Eyelids Sore Eyelids
State Faults Desolate Peaks
Statuette Losing Roots
Steve Von Till A Grave Is a Grim Horse
Steve Von Till/Scott Kelly/Wino Songs of Townes Van Zandt
Strike to Survive Sore Losers
Strike to Survive Yesterday's News
Sufjan Stevens Michigan
Sufjan Stevens Songs For Christmas
Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold
Suis La Lune Riala
SUMAC The Deal
Sun of Nothing The Guilt Of Feeling Alive
Sun of the Blind Skullreader
Sunlight Ascending All the Memories, All at Once
Sunn O))) Black One
Supercontinent Vaalbara
Swallow the Sun Hope
Swans The Seer
Switchfoot Nothing is Sound
Switchfoot Hello Hurricane
Switchfoot Eastern Hymns For Western Shores
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster Exegesis
in a year during which heavyweights like Neurosis and Cult of Luna are due to drop records, it's nice to be reminded that some of the genre's most enjoyable stuff can come straight out of left field.
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving Deaden The Fields
Taproot Blue-Sky Research
Taste the Void Sun's Heat
yet another band that's basically Amenra-style dark post-metal with a Converge fetish. however, I honestly could not care less about how many bands like this exist because they all tend to make awesome music, and Taste the Void are no exception. Also, "Between Walls" has the best breakdown of 2012.
Taylor Swift 1989
Tempest (Can) Solace
ok, so this is legit as fuck. best 9.8 minutes I've spent in a very long time.
Tenhi Kauan
Terra Tenebrosa The Tunnels
TesseracT Concealing Fate
TesseracT One
The Antlers Hospice
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Vol. 2
The Ascent of Everest How Lonely Sits the City
The Bear Romantic Firewood
The Blue Letter Love Is Not Control
The Body All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To...
The Body I Shall Die Here
The Carrier No Love Can Save Me
The Chariot Long Live
The Chariot One Wing
I really, really hope that this is as good as everyone's saying it is.

EDIT: It's not quite the masterpiece some people are saying it is, and I'm not sure whether I like it more than Long Live or not, but it's still a ridiculously solid album.
The Classic Crime The Silver Cord
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Contortionist Language
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter White
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Evpatoria Report Golevka
The Fall Of Boss Koala Reference Points
The Ghost Inside Returners
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Haxan Cloak Excavation
The Head And The Heart The Head And The Heart
The March Crawl Space
The Middle East The Recordings of the Middle East
The Mire Volume: II
The Mire/Chronos Split
The Modern Post Grace Alone
I very much enjoyed this. It's up there with The Glorious Unseen as far as quality worship goes.
The National High Violet
The Odious That Night a Forest Grew
The Pirate Ship Quintet Rope for No-Hopers
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Republic of Wolves Varuna
The Secret Agnus Dei
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
The Waters Deep Here Sunden
Them Thieves The Cabin
Third Day Time
This Gift Is A Curse I, Gvilt Bearer
This Will Destroy You This Will Destroy You
This Will Destroy You Another Language
Thou Peasant
Thou The Retaliation of the Immutable Force of Nature
Thou Tyrant
Thou Through the Empires of Eternal Void
In a massive world of incoherent excuses for cover albums, Thou bring the riffs in this standout Black Sabbath cover EP. Seriously, this thing riffs so hard.
Thou To Carry A Stone
2 songs, 11 minutes, and so much dirty Louisiana sludge riffage. Words cannot express my love for this band.
Thou / The Body Released From Love
Thou/Cower War Is the Force That Gives Us Meaning: A Two Part
Cower's side is a pretty cool blend of progressive and sludgy hardcore, while Thou puts out some of the best songs of their career. Awesome split.
Thou/Haarp Reincarnation Prayer
Thou/Hell Resurrection Bay
this is undeniably the most fucking m/ split of 2012 so far. also, the packaging itself is as well-executed and pretty as the music is m/
Thou/Human Intruder A Faire Quarrell
Short but sweet, the two bands contribute a single track each of crushing, monolithic, slightly blackened sludge. This is an insanely badass split.
Thou/Kowloon Walled City July
it's been at *least* 5 whole months since Thou put something out, and their first after what is basically an extended hiatus by their standards does not disappoint. sweet Low and Soundgarden covers from both bands.
Thou/Leech We Pass Like Night, From Land to Land
Thou/Mohoram Atta The Degradation of Human Life
Thou/Moloch Tears that Soak a Callous Heart
Moloch's side is above average, but Thou. fucking Thou, man.
Three Steps To The Ocean Scents
Threnos By Blood and By Earth
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice If We Could Only See Us Now
Thrice Red Sky
Thrice The MySpace Transmissions
Throats Throats
Tigers on Trains Grandfather
Toluca Act I
An absolutely stellar atmospheric black metal/screamo/post-metal hybrid. It's a pity that it's only 25 minutes long, but the title suggests that these guys will put out more stuff sometime in the future so everything is ok, I guess. But seriously, this album is pretty short, it's a free download on their Bandcamp, and it's one of the most surprisingly awesome things to come out of the genre this year. You have no excuse not to get this. rhttp://toluca.bandcamp.com/album/act-i
Tomydeepestego Nero
Torture Chain Across Great Landscapes to a Legacy of Blood
Torture Chain Time is but a Doorway to the Incinerator
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth Split
Toundra III
Ok, so this fucking rules.
Transmission0 Memory of a Dream
Trap Them Seizures In Barren Praise
Tremonti All I Was
TRUSTcompany Dreaming In Black and White
U2 Achtung Baby
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
Ufomammut Opus Primum
Ulcerate Of Fracture and Failure
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Unfold Cosmogon
Until Your Heart Stops Errors
Vallendusk Vallendusk
Verse Aggression
VESSL Goddess
Vildhjarta Masstaden
Vordr II
VYGR Hypersleep
VYGR/At Our Heels/Griever Split
VYGR puts out some pretty good sludge/post-metal, while At Our Heels and Griever contribute some pretty fucking awesome hardcore tracks.
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows
We Lost the Sea The Quietest Place on Earth
whoa, this rules. potential 4.5
We Were Promised Jetpacks Unravelling
Wedrujacy Wiatr Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
Weekend Nachos Torture
When Icarus Falls Aegean
how in the hell did I miss this?
Wildernessking The Writing of Gods in the Sand
William Bonney Good Vibes
William Bonney/Droughts Split
William Fitzsimmons Until When We Are Ghosts
Windmills By the Ocean Windmills By the Ocean II
Winterfylleth The Threnody of Triumph
With Our Arms to the Sun A Far Away Wonder
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Woods of Desolation As the Stars
Wreck and Reference Black Cassette
Wreck and Reference No Youth
Year of No Light Tocsin
I was pretty lukewarm on this at first tbh, but it really gets better with time. I just came back to it for the first time in months, and it's really blowing me away. I fucking love the atmosphere that the dual-drummer setup lends the music.
Year of no Light/thisquietarmy Split
Yellowcard Southern Air
Yellowcard Lift a Sail
YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson Small Changes We Hardly Notice
Zodiak Sermons
Zozobra Harmonic Tremors
Zozobra Bird of Prey
Zozobra Savage Masters

3.5 great
...And The Earth Swarmed With Them The Fading Voice of the Old Era Speaks to Us, But
12 Stones Anthem For The Underdog
7 Horns 7 Eyes Throes Of Absolution
A City Sorrow Built Motions
This is a big improvement over Songs.
A Forest of Stars A Shadowplay for Yesterdays
A Hill To Die Upon Infinite Titanic Immortal
A Place of Owls Inviere
A Swarm of the Sun The Rifts
Abigail Williams Becoming
this rules hard, wtf just happened to this band. yeah, it's WitTR worship, but given that this is probably better than CL and that WitTR have hinted at abandoning black metal for good, i think we can make an allowance.
Abraham The Serpent, the Prophet & the Whore
Addaura Burning for the Ancient
It's a genuinely good album slightly let down by the fact that its production lacks a lot of punch (idk exactly how to describe it: "punch" was the closest I could come up with): badsically, the whole thing could be a bit more aggressive. But it's still a step up from the s/t, and I can see this being bumped to a 4 in time.
Admiral Angry Albania
NOTE: This is a legit album, but it never got officially released for various reasons. As such, it has neither artwork nor song titles (there are 21 tracks).
After the Burial Rareform (Re-release)
After the Burial In Dreams
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Alaskan Adversity; Woe
Alaskan Despair, Erosion, Loss
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Aldo Raine Welthass
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
All the Empires of the World ...Will Be Laid To Waste
All the Empires of the World Last Rites
All the Empires of the World CVRSVS
All the Empires of the World Black Hand Meditation
I've never really appreciated how great of a guitarist the guy in this band is, but if I could one day play
the acoustic half as well as he does on this EP I'll be ecstatic.
All the Empires of the World Sunscraper
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation
Altar of Plagues Tides
Amenra Afterlife
Amenra/Hessian Split
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Long Goodbye
Anathema Weather Systems
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Ancients Star Showers On The Euphrates
And So I Watch You From Afar All Hail Bright Futures
This one is a bit less structured than the other two: it just sounds like a bunch of dudes jamming in a room and having a fucking awesome time with it.
Appollonia Crimson Shades
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arctique Circles Golden Gloom
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
Astronoid November
Atoma Skylight
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Leveler
Austere To Lay Like Old Ashes
Autumn's Kingdom Autumn's Kingdom
Becoming The Archetype The Physics Of Fire
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy
Becoming The Archetype Celestial Completion
Benea Reach Possession
Benjamin Francis Leftwich Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Black Breath Sentenced To Life
Black Math Horseman Wyllt
Black Sea Somethings Cannot Be Mirrored
Black Sea It's All About Our Silence
Black Shape Of Nexus Negative Black
Black Sheep Wall It Begins Again
After the wholly unspectacular No Matter Where it Ends, BSW show us that they have still fucking got it with this wonderful, skull-crushing EP.
Black Tongue Falsifier
Blacklisted Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God
Blut Aus Nord 777 - The Desanctification
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber II
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bon Iver Blood Bank
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Buried at Sea Ghost
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Callisto True Nature Unfolds
Callisto Ordeal Of The Century
Capacities The Unexamined Life
Capacities There Is No Neutral
Cathedraal/Rings of Rhea/Schematics for Cathedraal/Rings of Rhea/Schematics for Gravity
Celephais Tir n'a n'Og
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chronos Appalachia
Cloudkicker The Discovery
Cloudkicker Portmanteau
Cloudkicker Loop
Cloudkicker Little Histories
Clouds (Int) Doliu
Coastlines Life in Shifts
Cobalt Gin
Cogs and Sprockets The Black Friday EP
Coldworld Melancholie
Conan Horseback Battle Hammer
Consciousness Removal Project The Last Season
Converge Jane Doe
Corrupted Se hace por los suenos asesinos
Counterparts Prophets
Crippled Black Phoenix (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
Crosses EP II
Crowbar Sever The Wicked Hand
Crown The One
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna
Czar Vertical Mass Grave
Damascus Heights
dangerkids collapse
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
David Crowder Band A Collision Or (3 + 4 = 7)
Dead End Alaska/Ostrov Family and Friends Vol. II
Dead Poetic New Medicines
Decyfer Down End of Grey
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
Demon Hunter Extremist
Departures Escaping
Detritivore Pakt
Devil Sold His Soul Empire of Light
The album art is some of the best of the year, and the music ain't half bad either. No, it doesn't have ranything as brilliant as Drowning/Sinking or An Ocean of Lights, but it's ridiculously consistent.
DevilDriver Beast
Dirge Elysian Magnetic Field
Dirty Three Toward The Low Sun
This is my first experience with Dirty Three and it's giving me a bit of a GY!BE + post-Hex era Earth vibe. Good stuff.
Do Make Say Think Other Truths
Drain the Sky Haunted By Rivers
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Drom Hectop
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Dustin Kensrue This Good Night Is Still Everywhere
Earth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method
Earth Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars Live
Earth Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II
East of the Wall Redaction Artifacts
Echoes (UK) With an Eye on the Shoreline and a Hand to the Sea
Ef Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
Embers Shadows
Empyrium Weiland
Encircling Sea A Forgotten Land
Enemies Embark Embrace
Enemy Noise No Control, No Parade
ERRA Moments of Clarity
Explosions in the Sky The Rescue
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Falls of Rauros Believe in No Coming Shore
Fallujah Nomadic
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
"It's really a shame this passes for prog in this day and age."

DAE le wrong generation??!?
Fauna Rain
Fauna The Hunt
Fell Voices Fell Voices
Fellsilent The Hidden Words
Fen Epoch
Fences Fences
Finster Existenz
First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar
Flyleaf Much Like Falling
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Foxes and Iselia Split
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within, Version 3.33
Frostseele Praekosmium
Fugazi Red Medicine
Full of Hell Rudiments of Mutilation
Funeral Diner / Raein Split
Gallowbraid Ashen Eidolon
Ganon As Above, So Below
Ghost Ship Golden Girls
God Is An Astronaut Far from Refuge
God Is An Astronaut Origins
God's Own Prototype Fall apart, every time you feel like...
Golgatha Strength of the World
yeah fr33. also i can honestly tell you that, having heard a preliminary demo of their next EP, these dudes are going places
Golgatha Somnium Attacca
Grace Cathedral Park In The Evenings Of Regret
Very, very pretty and relaxing, but it drags a lot. You've really got to be in the right mood to get all the way through this, but when the mood hits there's nothing better.
Grails Doomsdayer's Holiday
Grails The Burden of Hope
Grey Waters Below The Ever Setting Sun
Gris Il Etait une Foret...
Grizzly Bear Shields
Grouper The Man Who Died in His Boat
Grown Below The Long Now
It starts out slow and it could use some tempo variation, but this is a great post-metal album with its share of "fuck yeah" moments. They just need to make more songs like "End of all Time" and fewer like "Trojan Horses".
Hands Give Me Rest
Hans Zimmer Sherlock Holmes
Hans Zimmer Man of Steel
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
Hedvika The Evidence of Absence
Hessian Hessian
Dark and gritty hardcore that's crustier than sonic's mom. Recommended.
Hexis/As We Draw/Euglena Split
Hierophant (IT) Great Mother: Holy Monster
Hive Destruction Secretvm Veritas
Hope Drone Hope Drone
Horde Hellig Usvart
Hypomanie A City In Mono
Hypomanie Calm Down, You Weren't Set On Fire
listen to the new Liam album. it's like this except way better.

EDIT: This gets better the more you listen to it.
I Create Complete Medley
I, Valiance The Reject of Humanity
Idol and the Whip Heavy Sleeper
If These Trees Could Talk Above the Earth, Below the Sky
Il Velo Di Maya Horizons and Gravity
Immolation Providence
Impending Doom Death Will Reign
this is straight up nasty
In Mourning Monolith
Indwelling And My Eye Shall Weep
Infester To the Depths... In Degradation
Insomnium Across the Dark
Intervals A Voice Within
Irepress Shaolin Knights (Single)
Irreversible Ashes
Isis Celestial
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Isis Temporal
Yeah, it might be a comp, but there's actually some really great stuff here, namely "Grey Divide," the Holy Tears remix, and the 20 Minutes/40 years acoustic version.
Isis and Aereogramme In The Fishtank 14
Isis/Melvins Isis/Melvins Split
Janus Nox Aeris
Jay-Z The Black Album
Jesu Christmas
Jesu Ascension
Jesuit Discography
Joseph Arthur Come To Where I'm From
Joseph Arthur Junkyard Hearts, Vol. IV
Judges Demo
Junius The Martyrdom of a Catastrophist
Kasper Rosa First Breath. First Blood.
Kauan Aava Tuulen Maa
Kekal 1000 Thoughts of Violence
Kerretta Pirohia
Khoma The Second Wave
Koloss End of the Chayot
Kongh Sole Creation
Krypts Krypts
This is some really prime material that would be that much better if it were expanded into a full album.
Kutless Kutless
Kvelertak Kvelertak
La Mar La Mar
Lands Emperor
Latitudes Agonist
Latterman Turn Up The Punk, We'll Be Singing
Lead Hands Lead Hands
Lento Icon
Life in Your Way Kingdom Of Darkness
Light Bearer Lapsus
Lights Out Asia Eyes Like Brontide
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory EP
Linkin Park Living Things
Lo-Pro Disintegration Effect
Lo-Ruhamah Lo-Ruhamah
Lorelei Lore of Lies
Loss Despond
Loss of Self Demo
Love American Love American
Low Roar 0
Lowercase Noises Carry Us All Away
Ludicra The Tenant
Lunaire With the Same Smile as Those Days
Lunar Aurora Hoagascht
Lurker Of Chalice Lurker Of Chalice
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis VS.
Make a Change...Kill Yourself Fri
Mammon Demiurge
ManBearPig Ruined Emo
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Manners Apparitions
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Mean Knowing
Mental Architects Celebrations
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah The True Human Design
Meshuggah Selfcaged
Meshuggah Rare Trax
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Mgla With Hearts Toward None
Midnight Odyssey Funerals from the Astral Sphere
Miroist The Pledge
Misery Signals Mirrors
Moanaa Descent
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mogwai Earth Division
Mono Hymn to the Immortal Wind
Monogrim Realm
Monvment I
Mortal Treason A Call To The Martyrs
Mournful Congregation The Monad of Creation
Mouth of the Architect Dawning
Moving Mountains Waves
Mumford and Sons Babel
Musth Padjelanta
The album art may blow chunks, but rest assured that the music does not.
Nader Sadek In the Flesh
Nahrayan The Beginning of the End/The End of the Beginning
Darker, heavy-hitting post-metal with a slightly faster feel than similar bands. The general song structures are best compared to Cult of Luna and the overall atmosphere to Amenra, but for a genre so infamous for having so many of its bands merely ripping off each other and the work of better groups, Nahrayan do some abnormally strong work to separate themselves from the crowd. The blackened, Zao-esque vocals are an especially nice touch to a surprisingly awesome little Bandcamp discovery that could easily end up being one of 2012's better post-metal records. rFor a good summary of the album's sound, check opener "Demons Without Face." - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jFRWPoEpmA
Napalm Death Utilitarian
Neil Halstead Palindrome Hunches
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Neurosis The Word as Law
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
nic Demo
The worst name for a post black/blackgaze band since "..."
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nirvana Nevermind
Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath
Norma Jean The Anti Mother
Nous Etions Limbes
O'Brother The Death of Day
Oak Pantheon From a Whisper
Yet another case of shitty cover art on a great atmospheric black metal album. Go figure.
Obscure Sphinx Anaesthetic Inhalation Ritual
Ocoai The Electric Hand
October Falls A Collapse of Faith
Oh, Sleeper Son Of The Morning
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Old Man Gloom NO
solid as hell. too many ambient bits though
Old Man Markley Guts N' Teeth
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
Opeth Deliverance
Orrery Nine Odes to Oblivion
Oskoreien Oskoreien
Ostrov Noumenal
Overmars/Icos Split
Owl John Owl John
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown
P.O.D. Testify
P.O.D. Greatest Hits: The Atlantic Years
Panopticon On the Subject of Mortality
Panopticon/Lake of Blood Split
Panopticon/Vestiges Split
Panopticon/Wheels Within Wheels Panopticon/Wheels Within Wheels
Panopticon/Wheels Within Wheels II
Paramaecium Within the Ancient Forest
Patrick Watson Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Paysage d'Hiver/Vinterriket Split
Pelican Ephemeral
Pelican Ataraxia/Taraxis
Pelican Forever Becoming
well ain't this a pleasant god damned surprise
Periphery Periphery (Instrumental)
pg.lost In Never Out
Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride
Pillar The Reckoning
Pillar Confessions
Plebeian Grandstand How Hate is Hard to Define
Portal Swarth
Portal Vexovoid
Pray For Teeth From The Dry Edge Of The Shore
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Process of Guilt Faemin
A more-or-less death/doom band try their hand at making an atmosludge album, and for the most part it works. Sure, it does indeed get repetitive (in a bad way) throughout the middle of the album, and there's nothing especially original, but it has a pretty good atmosphere and the title track is bomb as hell.
Project 86 Picket Fence Cartel
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Pulling Teeth Funerary
Radical Face The Bastards: Volume One
Radiohead The Bends
Rahu The Quest for the Vajra of Shadows
Re1ikt Rivers Broke Through the Ice
Progressive metal with vague black and sludge metal flourishes. I normally hate the vocals on this kind of thing, but these are surprisingly good, and the riffs are killer as well.
Recreant Recreant
Red End of Silence
Red Sparowes Every Red Heart Shines Toward The Red...
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber Regarde les Hommes Tomber
Reka II
Reka III
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Rhone Inter Sidera
Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights
Right Away, Great Captain! The Eventually Home
Rings of Rhea 2011
Rise and Fall Our Circle Is Vicious
Rishloo Feathergun
Russian Circles Station
Sannhet Known Flood
Schematics For Gravity Schematics For Gravity
Scott Kelly The Wake
Scott Kelly and the Road Home The Forgiven Ghost In Me
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Serious Beak Huxwhukw
Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
Shining (NOR) Blackjazz
Show Me A Dinosaur Dust
Shroud of Distress Be Happy
Shyy/... The Path Toward Forgetfulness
Shyy's side is okay if a bit forgettable, but ... rule pretty hard on here, contributing a winning combination of depressive bm, shoegaze, and awesome cleans.
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sigur Ros Brennisteinn
Sinatra/I Kill Giants Split
Since By Man We Sing The Body Electric
Sinistro Sinistro
Skillet Comatose
Sky Burial Where Four Rivers Flow
Slayer Reign in Blood
Sleep Maps We Die For Truth
Sleepingdog Polar Life
Sleepwalker Sleepwalker
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
So Far As I Know Far From the Earth Beneath Your Feet
Soilwork Beyond the Infinite
Solace (CAN) Call & Response
SPERO City of Tears
Split Cranium Split Cranium
it's not the most original thing in the world, but this is still a satisfyingly intense collection of mildly old-school hardcore. also, it's nice to hear Aaron Turner at work again. Retrace the Circle is awesome.
Stan Rogers From Fresh Water
State Faults Head in the Clouds
Steady Hands The Earth Will Eat Today
Stereomud Perfect Self
Strategic Silence And I Can Finally Hear The Voices
Stronghold Cult of Remorse
Sudatsuga Blue Moon Saiyeed
Sun Devoured Earth A Static Life
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
Swallow the Ocean Swallow the Ocean
Swallow the Sun New Moon
Switchfoot The Beautiful Letdown
Switchfoot Oh! Gravity.
Switchfoot Oh!
Switchfoot The Best Yet: Deluxe Edition
Switchfoot Fading West
Sympathy Anagogic Tyranny
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
Teitanblood Death
Tempel On the Steps of the Temple
this is definitely one of the sexier instruMetal albums I've heard in a while
Tempest (Can) Passages
Terra Tenebrosa The Purging
TesseracT One (Instrumental)
The Appleseed Cast Low Level Owl, Volume I
The Appleseed Cast Illumination Ritual
The Ascendicate To Die As Kings
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance
The Body Master, We Perish
The Carrier Blind To What Is Right
The Catalyst Voyager
The Circle Ends Here Where Time Leaves The Rest
The Classic Crime Albatross
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Effort Iconoclasm
The Elijah I Loved I Hated I Destroyed I Created
The End Of Six Thousand Years Perpetuum
Gothenburg meets metalcore meets post-metal. The only really weak point here for me is that I'm not always a huge fan of the vocals (only at certain registers, though: they're usually good).
The End of the Ocean In Excelsis
The Fray How to Save a Life
The Gaslight Anthem Handwritten
The Ghost Inside Dear Youth
The Glorious Unseen Tonight the Stars Speak
this is like worship/CCM/jesus is my friend music except that it doesn't suck. to be quite honest, it's actually pretty good.
The Great Old Ones Al Azif
It's a sludge-tinged atmospheric black metal album about the Lovecraftian mythos. How in Cthulhu's name can this be bad?
The Little Explorer Siderali
The Matador (AU) Descent Into the Maelstrom
The Mire Volume: I
The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Nova Echo Voyager
The Ocean Precambrian
The Ocean Doesn't Want Me As the Dust Settles
The Power & The Glory Call Me Armageddon
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
The Showdown A Chorus of Obliteration
The Unwinding Hours Afterlives
The Word Alive Deceiver
Third Day Revelation
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain
Thou Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For
Thou Malfeasance/Retribution
gotta groove hard gotta have sludge riffs
Thou To The Chaos Wizard Youth
if I smoked I would take fatty bong rips to Witch Cunt every day
Thou The Archer and the Owle
It just goes to display the awesomeness that is Thou in that even when they release a "filler" record (2 songs were on Summit, 3 are covers, and only 1 is new), it is completely awesome.
Thou The Sacrifice
Thou/Black September Thrive & Decay [Split]
Thou put out one of the best tracks of their career, and Black September contribute a painfully average USBM song. Yay for imbalanced splits.
Thou/The City is the Tower Dwell in the Darkness of Thought...
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Thousand Foot Krutch Welcome to the Masquerade
Tides Resurface
Timer Yet Here We Stand
Times of Grace The Hymn of a Broken Man
Toluca Memoria
Tool Lateralus
Torche Harmonicraft
Tortured Wasteland
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World
Trap Them Darker Handcraft
Trash Talk Plagues
TRUSTcompany The Lonely Position of Neutral
Ufomammut Opus Alter
Uneven Structure Februus
Vaiya Mudh
Vallendusk Black Clouds Gathering
Valtari Hunter's Pride
Vattnet Viskar Vattnet Viskar
Veil (USA-MN) Sombre
Veins Veins
Vestiges The Descent Of Man
Volcano Choir Repave
Volumes The Concept of Dreaming
Watchmaker Kill. Fucking. Everyone.
we.own.the.sky Glass/Nails
Pretty generic heavy post-rock, but the production is excellent and we.own.the.sky can actually create some really beautiful music. A halfway point between sleepmakeswaves and If These Trees Could Talk, with a sprinkling of Jakob-ish melodies.
What The Blood Revealed 2009 EP
Wheels Within Wheels The Shift
When Bitter Spring Sleeps/Panopticon Split
With Daggers Widower
Wodensthrone Curse
Woe Quietly, Undramatically
Woe Withdrawal
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
Wound Upon Wound Wound Upon Wound
An unholy mix of atmospheric black metal, death metal, doom metal, and post-metal. And riffs. So many riffs.
Wyrd Huldrafolk
Yellow Eyes Hammer of Night
god damn this rules hard and more people need to get it etc
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here

3.0 good
((Navtilvs)) Polaris*
6 Degrees II
68 Midnight
A City Sorrow Built Songs
Acres Acres
Addaura Addaura
Advent Remove the Earth
Aethyrvorous Demo
After the Burial Rareform
Alda Alda
Aldrlag Demo
Amenra/Hitch Split
Amenra are as excellent as ever, but Hitch are painfully boring.
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns
An Autumn For Crippled Children Lost
An Autumn For Crippled Children Hearts Of Light/Blossoms
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Antestor The Forsaken
Antestor Omen
Very solid melodic/progressive/idk black metal from a band with a very long and very interesting history. Also, I really, really want that artwork on vinyl.
Anthrax Worship Music
Arsonists Get All the Girls Listen to the Color
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
As I Lay Dying Awakened
At All Times The Writhing Sea
Atrium Carceri Phrenitis
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Lost Messengers: The Outtakes
August Burns Red Home
Austrian Death Machine A Very Brutal Christmas
Awake In Sleep Awake In Sleep
Balance and Composure I Just Want To Be Pure
Battlefields Thresholds Of Imbalance
Battlefields Entourage of the Archaic
Beauty of Sirin Taina Tsvetka
Behemoth Xiadz
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning EP
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning
Better Days Songs About Drinking
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace Nadir
Black Sheep Wall No Matter Where It Ends
Black Table Sentinel
Blindead Absence
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Brett Dennen So Much More
Burzum Belus
Callisto Providence
Can't Fake Nature High Tide/Low Tide
Caspian Tertia
Cathedraal Voix Blanches
Chuter Coma
Cogs and Sprockets Arms for the Poor
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
This is an irritating release for me: I absolutely adore a couple tracks on here, but there are an equal number of songs that bug the shit out of me.
Cold Body Radiation Deer Twillight
Consciousness Removal Project Tacit
Corelia Nostalgia
Counterparts The Difference Between Hell and Home
As someone who gets annoyed every time a bunch of snobby assholes label something as overrated just because a bunch of users are really digging it, holy *shit*, are you people ever overrating this.
Cripta Oculta ...Do Passado
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna (EP)
Cyclopian Cyclopian
Damascus Salutations, Distant Satellite!
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Decyfer Down Crash
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Demon Hunter Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter True Defiance
This is way better than The World Is a Thorn, but they still have yet to rediscover their Triptych mojo.
Desolate Oasis When Dreams Become Reality
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dweller On The Threshold Dweller On The Threshold
Earth from Above Numbered With The Transgressors
Echotide as our floodlights gave way to dawn
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Encircling Sea I
Ever Forthright Ever Forthright
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fireflight The Healing of Harms
Fit for an Autopsy Hell on Earth
Flyleaf Flyleaf
For Today Breaker
Former Thieves The Language That We Speak
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within
Gaunt Demo
General Lee Roads
Ghostlimb Infrastructure
Glass Cloud The Royal Thousand
God Is An Astronaut The End of the Beginning
God Is An Astronaut Age of the Fifth Sun
God Mode Demo
Godspeed You! Black Emperor aMAZEzine!
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
Grails Deep Politics
their earlier stuff is better
Hans Zimmer Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (Soundtrack)
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges
Haste the Day Dreamer
Here Lies a Warning Frontiers
Heretoir Heretoir
Horseback Half Blood
Icarus the Owl Love Always, Leviathan
Ignivomous Death Transmutation
Immortal Souls Wintereich
Impending Doom The Serpent Servant
Impending Doom There Will Be Violence
Inventions Inventions
Isis Sawblade
Jesu Infinity
Joseph Arthur Junkyard Hearts, Vol. I
Joseph Arthur Junkyard Hearts, Vol. III
Jurassic Penguin Home
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
Keep It Like A Secret Not With A Bang But A Whimper
Killing The Dream Lucky Me
Krallice Dimensional Bleedthrough
Kurouma 3
Kutless Hearts of the Innocent
Kutless Sea of Faces
L'elan Vital The Wink and the Gun
La Dispute Untitled
Lands Subtitles
Liam Journey... Two Years and a Fragment
Liam Two Years and a Fragment
Light Bearer Silver Tongue
I fully expect to enjoy this, but I highly, highly doubt that it will deserve a 4.9 average.

EDIT: Holy shit, is this ever bloated.
Lights Out Asia In The Days Of Jupiter
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Long Distance Calling Long Distance Calling
Love American Disquiet
Lustre Of Strength and Solace
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis The Heist
Mar De Grises Streams Inwards
Mastodon The Hunter
Matt Elliott The Broken Man
Matt Evans Senseless
Maybeshewill Not For Want Of Trying
Meanders Promo 2012
An above-passable post-metal quickie. It's not really anything new but for a few intriguing jazz-y solos and quiet sections, but judging by the fact that this is merely a 3-track promo these guys could easily make something awesome in the near future.
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Melankoli Wind
Merkaba Bones of the Sacred Forest
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Meshuggah Psykisk Testbild
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Death Magnetic
Mirror of Dead Faces Lamentation
Misery Chastain Awaiting the End
Moanaa Moanaa
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Mondrian Oak Aeon
This is better than most of the other instrumental post-metal startups you're gonna find out there, but it does suffer from a serious case of only-one-goddamn-tempo-itis. Weak 3.5/strong 3.
Moradin Ancient Stone and Mystic Woods
Nate Hall A Great River
Nembrionic Psycho One Hundred
Neurosis Pain of Mind
Night Hag Confidence Man
O'Brother Basement Window
Opeth Heritage
P.O.D. Payable on Death
P.O.D. The Warriors EP Vol. 2
P.O.D. Murdered Love
Panopticon Kentucky
Passenger (SWE) Passenger
Pelican What We All Come To Need
Pelican Pink Mammoth
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Icarus
Peste Noire L'Ordure a l'etat Pur
Peter Gabriel Scratch My Back
pg.lost Key
Pianos Become the Teeth Keep You
Pillar Fireproof
Pillar Where Do We Go from Here
Pomegranate Tiger Entities
There are some great ideas at work here, but this album is both far too long and far too samey - always a bad combination - to warrant anything above a 3 in my book.
Project 86 Rival Factions
Project 86 The Kane Mutiny
Ragana Unbecoming
Rational Animals Bock Rock Parade
Red Until We Have Faces
Red Sparowes Aphorism
Red Sparowes The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein...
Reka Renaissance
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Relient K Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer
Riley Armstrong Alive and Acoustic
Rodha Raw
Rorcal Monochrome
Rosetta/Restorations Rosetta/Restorations Split
Ruined Families Four Wall Freedom
Sam Roberts Band We Were Born In A Flame
Sanctus Real The Face of Love
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Settle The Sky Now That We're Waiting EP
Side of Despondency The Main as Well that is not Very
Skagos Ast
Skagos/Panopticon Split
Sleeping Peonies s l o w l y d i s a p p e a r i n g
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Iowa
State Radio Let It Go
Sufjan Stevens The Age of Adz
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
I don't get it
Sun Devoured Earth Sounds of Desolation
Really weird, experimental post-rock with sparse depressive black metal influences. It's sometimes really awesome, but there are a few really uneventful tracks that weigh it down. Nevertheless, this is still worth a listen if you're into this kind of thing.
Sundowning Seizures of the World
Above average post-metal that's not executed well enough to have its uninventiveness (which isn't a major issue in this kind of thing as long as the music is really good) overlooked.
Sunpocrisy Samaroid Dioramas
Svart Crown Witnessing The Fall
Swallow the Sun Emerald Forest and the Blackbird
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Switchfoot Learning To Breathe
Switchfoot New Way to Be Human
Switchfoot Vice Verses
Symmetry (UK) This Is Not The End, It Is The Beginning, You...
Taproot Our Long Road Home
Tephra A Modicum Of Truth
Tesa IV
The Bob Hill Band The Golden Gate
The Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...
The Chariot The Fiancee
The Classic Crime Vagabonds
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Decemberists The King Is Dead
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Empire Shall Fall Awaken
The Fray The Fray
The Frequency We Are the Same Machine
The Ocean Anthropocentric
The Other Side of the Sky Rorschach
The Phantom Carriage New Thing
The Showdown Blood in the Gears
The Stalactites Dark Matters
The Sun Came Up Upon the Left And the Dreams so Rich in Color
The Sword Warp Riders
This White Mountain A Night Of Terror Overcome
This Will Destroy You Tunnel Blanket
Thou Demo
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Thrice Identity Crisis
Tombs Path of Totality
Tool 10,000 Days
Twilight Twilight
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
Ulcerate The Coming of Genocide (Reissue)
Uneven Structure 8
Uvikra Uvikra
Vaiya Wintermoon
Vales Clarity
Vanguard Bring Hope
Vattnet Viskar Sky Swallower
Vaura Selenelion
Verdunkeln Weder Licht noch Schatten
Verse Bitter Clarity, Uncommon Grace
Verwustung Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life
Virgin Black Requiem - Fortissimo
Vreid V
Wardruna Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
We Made God It's Getting Colder
What The Blood Revealed 2007 EP
White Ward Illusions
Within the Ruins Invade
Wyrd Heathen
X Under The Big Black Sun
Zao Awake?

2.5 average
12 Stones Potter's Field
12 Stones The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
7 Horns 7 Eyes 7 Horns 7 Eyes
A Storm Of Light As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us...
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Arbor The Plutonian Shore
This album irritates me. One moment it's a barrage of stellar riffs, screeching vocals, and progressive flourishes, and the next moment they're breaking out these godawful cleans and trying way too hard to be progressive and the whole thing just goes to shit.
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
As I Lay Dying A Long March: The First Recordings
Ashes Forever Love, Leave, Forget, Repeat.
Askival Eternity
At The Soundawn Shifting
August Burns Red Looks Fragile After All
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Battle Of Mice A Day Of Nights
Becoming The Archetype I Am
Being As an Ocean Dear G-d
Boris New Album
Burzum Fallen
Caina Temporary Antennae
Common Yet Forbidden The Struggle
Creed My Own Prison
Creed Full Circle
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy
DDM Lucidity
Defeater Dear Father
Deftones Back to School (Mini Maggit)
Demon Hunter 45 Days
Demon Hunter The World Is a Thorn
Deterior Primitive Circuitry
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Evergreen Refuge Weminuchia
Falloch Where Distant Spirits Remain
Flyleaf Remember to Live
For Today Portraits
Grayceon All We Destroy
Heaven Shall Burn Invictus (Iconoclast III)
I Built The Cross Banish the Disconnect
On one hand, it's kind of uncool that IBtC, on their Facebook page, told all their fans to
rate this EP on Sputnik. As we all know, this strategy was used by Deuce, and while I don't
think the dudes in this band come even remotely close to that guy's level of douchebag, it's
still not a cool strategy. On the other hand, even though I hold the same opinion of the
debut that I did when I wrote my review, these guys *do* have a ton of talent, so I'll
happily give this a chance. r*btw, guys: a 0.0 is NOT a real rating.

Well, I listened to it and my hats off to IBtC: it's nowhere near the level of terribleness
that was present on the debut, namely because of better production. Also, they can still
play the hell out of their instruments. However, song structures are still more or less
nonexistent, and this EP also receives very few points for originality. There are other
bands who do grindy death metal/deathcore much better. And finally, it was still uncool to
whore out the EP's Sputnik page on your Facebook.
Iron Throne Demo 2012
Irreversible Light
Jesu Why Are We Not Perfect?
Kekal Audible Minority
Kutless Strong Tower
Kutless It Is Well
Landing Landing
Lento Anxiety Despair Languish
There are a few standout tracks - namely "My Utmost For His Highest" and "Questions and Answers" - but for the most part, this is pretty average instrumental post-metal. Low 3.
Leviathan True Traitor, True Whore
Liam My Journey to the Sky
Manii Kollaps
Meshuggah Nothing
Nachtvorst Silence
Nihill Verdonkermaan
P.O.D. The Warriors EP
P.O.D. When Angels and Serpents Dance
Palms Palms
this is straight up sexy rEDIT: and really disappointing
Papa Roach Infest
Pelican City of Echoes
Pillar For the Love of the Game
Red Release the Panic
I've heard worse things in my days, but considering that Innocence & Instinct is one of my favorite alt rock albums of all time this is kind of depressing. That's not to say it's all bad: Red are still some of the best in the business at mid-tempo rockers with super catchy choruses (see "Glass House"), but the difference here is that the heavy tracks are utter shit. We know that Red can make awesome heavy songs (Feed the Machine, Out from Under, etc), but this is just sad. Also, there are not enough strings here. Howard Benson is a fucking bastard.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Rosetta The Anaesthete
god damn it I am not cool with this.
Rush Clockwork Angels
Sacrificium Escaping the Stupor
Sanctus Real Say it Loud
Signals From the Void Demos
Slayer World Painted Blood
Sleep Maps Fiction Makes the Future
Starfield The Saving One
Strategic Silence Contemplations
Switchfoot Legend of Chin
Sybreed Antares
Tenant (CAN) Planeris
Tephra Tempel
Textures Dualism
The Chariot Wars and Rumors of Wars
The Chariot Music Of A Grateful Heart
The Crimson Armada Guardians
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Famine The Raven and The Reaping
The Red Chord Clients
The Showdown Back Breaker
This Fires Embrace Warrior Poets
Thousand Foot Krutch Set It Off
Tourniquet Where Moth and Rust Destroy
Underneath The Gun The Awakening
Vanguard Erek and Ivor
Veil of Maya [id]
We All Have Day Jobs The Parasite Aesthetic
What The Blood Revealed Harbour of Devils
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Winds Of Plague Decimate The Weak
Winterhorde Underwatermoon
With Blood Comes Cleansing Horror
Zoroaster Matador

2.0 poor
Aletheian Dying Vine
An Autumn For Crippled Children Everything
As I Lay Dying Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
August Burns Red August Burns Red
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Burzum Hlidskjalf
Creed Human Clay
Creed Weathered
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater Wither
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Flyleaf Memento Mori
Impending Doom Nailed. Dead. Risen
Incubus If Not Now, When?
Khanate Clean Hands Go Foul
Kutless To Know That You're Alive
Lil B Tears 4 God
ambient swag 100 trillion
Liturgy Aesthethica
Metallica Reload
Metallica Load
Mutiara Damansara Pearls
Old Silver Key Tales of Wanderings
Protolith Light
Skillet Alien Youth
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
Textures Silhouettes
The Destro Harmony of Discord
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Ocean Heliocentric
The Showdown Temptation Come My Way
This Fires Embrace Redemption
U2 No Line on the Horizon
Underneath The Gun Forfeit Misfortunes
Underoath Cries of the Past
Upon a Burning Body Red. White. Green.
White Guilt White Guilt
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement
William Fitzsimmons Gold In The Shadow
Wold Working Together For Our Privacy

1.5 very poor
Aaron Lewis The Road
Black Veil Brides Rebels
Brain Drill Quantum Catastrophe
dredg Chuckles & Mr. Squeezy
Forest In the Flame of Glory
I Built The Cross Bridging the Gap Between Heart and Mind
Justin Bieber My World
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Lmfao Party Rock
Metallica St. Anger
MyChildren MyBride Unbreakable
a half point for the Halo song
Papa Roach Metamorphosis
Scott Stapp The Great Divide
Shadows of Paragon Shadows of Paragon
Skillet Awake
Sonseed First Fruit
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder
Torsofuck As Semen Blends with Rot
Underoath Act of Depression
Waking the Cadaver Beyond Cops, Beyond God
Watain Lawless Darkness
Weezer Raditude
Wold Screech Owl

1.0 awful
Apator Masturbate in Praise of Black Satan
Arnold Schwarzenegger Total Body Workout
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
Burzum Daudi Baldrs
Coprophagia Shitty Life
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Deuce The Two Thousand Eight EP
Deuce Call Me Big Deuce
Deuce Nine Lives
DoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in Flesh
Etienne Sin The Art of Stealing Hearts
Exoskeleton Plutonian Herd
Grumblecunt I Piss Shit
Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe
Korn The Path of Totality
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Lmfao Sorry For Party Rocking
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
MyChildren MyBride Lost Boy
One Direction Up All Night
One Direction Take Me Home
Pitbull Rebelution
Svedhous Despair Poetry
The Killer and the Star The Killer and the Star
Torsofuck Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy
Train California 37
Twisted Sister A Twisted Christmas
Waking the Cadaver Demo
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
When Bitter Spring Sleeps When Bitter Spring Sleeps

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