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5.0 classic
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Anberlin Cities
Carcass Heartwork
Dan Swano Moontower
Days Of The New Days of the New
Death Human
Death Symbolic
Symbolic is a cornerstone of the genre and every metalhead should know this album inside and out. As is true with everything Chuck Schuldiner was involved with, this album kicks ass and is truly timeless. RIP.
Demilich Nespithe
Dio Holy Diver
Evergrey In Search Of Truth
Evergrey A Night To Remember - Live 2004 (DVD)
Exhorder Slaughter in the Vatican
Heathen Victims of Deception
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kamelot One Cold Winter's Night
Marco Sfogli There's Hope
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Stevie Ray Vaughan Couldn't Stand the Weather
Tool Aenima
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
Vinnie Moore Mind's Eye

4.5 superb
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Anberlin Dancing Between the Fibers of Time
Andy Timmons That Was Then, This Is Now
Timmons is the epitome of a guitar player with sensational feel. On top of it, he possesses virtuosic abilities and from time to time will bust it out to wow the listener. "Cry For You," and "It's Getting Better" especially are jaw-dropping at times.
Angra Temple of Shadows
More character. More Skill. More maturity. More everything; the album is a superb piece of power metal that is far better than the average. Kiko Loureiro in particular is a fantastic guitarist and arguably the highlight of the record; his solos are technical but always have rhythm and groove to go with it.
Angra Angels Cry
Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Candlemass Nightfall
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Clay Walker Greatest Hits
Clint Black Greatest Hits
Easily my favorite Country artist ever. Clint Black has always been and always will be an epitome of what real country should be. An accomplished guitar player, songwriter, and performer. Song selection was kind of retarded as some #1 Singles we're left off, and non-singles put on; but all in all, solid compilation.
Cloudkicker Beacons
Crimson Glory Transcendence
An incredible work that is very reminiscent of prime Queensryche, except I'd consider saying this is possibly even better. NoTrap recommended me this album and damn was that boy ever right about it. '80s Power-Prog is so damn underrated and the album proves it. "Painted Skies" is a trve jam.
Cynic Focus
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Demilich The Four Instructive Tales... of Decomposition
Demilich The Echo (Demo)
Be prepared to have your balls bludgeoned to smithereens. It does not get any manlier than this; in some ways this even sounds more powerful than Nespithe.
Dokken Tooth and Nail
Down NOLA
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Score
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Evergrey Recreation Day
Evergrey The Inner Circle
Evergrey Solitude Dominance Tragedy
Phenomenal melodies, intense passionate vocals and engaging song structures.
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Gorguts Considered Dead
Greg Howe Introspection
Guthrie Govan Erotic Cakes
Heaven and Hell Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven and Hell - Live at Wacken
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Immolation Close to a World Below
Jason Becker Perpetual Burn
Joe Satriani The Extremist
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Kamelot Karma
Kamelot Epica
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
King Diamond Abigail
Leprous Bilateral
Malevolent Creation Retribution
Manilla Road Crystal Logic
Marty Friedman Dragon's Kiss
Matthew Good Band Beautiful Midnight
Mechina Empyrean
Mechina The Assembly of Tyrants
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Megadeth Youthanasia
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Morbid Angel Covenant
Morgana Lefay Maleficium
Nevermore The Politics of Ecstasy
Nightingale I
How Dan Swano can put out so much quality material is beyond me. I is not extreme in any sense of the word, and what makes it special is anyone may enjoy it. Great songwriting, musicianship, and is easy on the ears.
Nokturnal Mortum The Voice of Steel
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Still Life
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Paradise Lost Icon
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Rhett Akins A Thousand Memories
Scale the Summit The Collective
Sevendust Sevendust
Skid Row Slave to the Grind
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Steve Vai Passion and Warfare
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Strapping Young Lad City
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
Symphony X The Odyssey
Tad Morose Modus Vivendi
Tony Macalpine Maximum Security
If you enjoy 80's shred, get this album, soon. Enough said.
Tool Lateralus
Type O Negative October Rust
W.A.S.P. The Headless Children
W.A.S.P. The Crimson Idol
Watchtower Control and Resistance
Wintersun Wintersun
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force
Yngwie Malmsteen The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Abyssos Together We Summon the Dark
AC/DC AC/DC Live
Alice Cooper Hey Stoopid
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Amorphis Silent Waters
Anacrusis Manic Impressions
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin New Surrender
Anberlin Vital
The songs are great but the sound production is pure shit.
Ancient Wisdom Cometh Doom, Cometh Death
Andy James Andy James
Angel Vivaldi Universal Language
Angra Rebirth
First half of album is 5/5; second half is like 2.5/5.
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Atoma Skylight
Believer Dimensions
Beyond the Bridge The Old Man and The Spirit
Black Label Society 1919 Eternal
Black Label Society The Blessed Hellride
Black Label Society Mafia
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Boy Hits Car Boy Hits Car
Boy Hits Car The Passage
Brett Garsed Big Sky
Cacophony Speed Metal Symphony
Carcass Surgical Steel
Circle II Circle Burden Of Truth
Circus Maximus Isolate
Circus Maximus The 1st Chapter
Clint Black Killin' Time
Clint Black Ultimate Clint Black
Clint Black personifies what real country is. He's accomplished on the guitar & harmonica, sings, and even writes the majority of his songs. He's the polar opposite of the vomit-inducing nonsense taking place on Country radio today.
Clint Black Hits (3 Disc Set)
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Crosses Crosses
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cynic Traced in Air
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Dave Matthews Band Crash
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Leprosy
Death Live in L.A.: Death & Raw
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Deathstars Termination Bliss
Demons and Wizards Demons & Wizards
More enjoyable than the majority of both Blind Guardian and Iced Earth, respectively. Plenty of riffage and headbanging throughout the album; it's just as much good ol' fashioned, straight-forward Metal as it is Power Metal. Whatever you'd like to call it, it rules.
Devastation Idolatry
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Division By Zero Independent Harmony
Dokken Under Lock and Key
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind
Dream Theater Live at Budokan
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Edguy Rocket Ride
Edguy Fucking With F***
Edguy Hellfire Club
Epica Design Your Universe
Eric Clapton Unplugged
Evergrey The Dark Discovery
Evergrey A Decade And A Half
Firewind Forged by Fire
Firewind The Premonition
Firewind Days of Defiance
Flaw Through the Eyes
Garden of Shadows Oracle Moon
Garth Brooks Ropin' The Wind
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Hacride Lazarus
HIM Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
Hypocrisy A Taste of Extreme Divinity
Hypocrisy Hypocrisy
Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes
Iced Earth The Glorious Burden
In Flames Colony
Infernal Majesty None Shall Defy
James LaBrie Elements Of Persuasion
Jeff Loomis Zero Order Phase
John 5 The Devil Knows My Name
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
Journey Greatest Hits
Judas Priest The Essential Judas Priest
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Kamelot Silverthorn
It's clear Tommy is no Roy Khan, but he does a respectable job here.
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Letter X Born Into Darkness
Born Into Darkness is an excellent 80's-style mainstream "metal" record; skillful clean vocals, power chords, solos, and catchy choruses. Frankly, the band isn't overly impressive in any realm and their song writing is largely predictable, but it doesn't stop the album from being successful. Don't expect to have your mind blown; rather, expect to enjoy the record for it is- mainstream Rock 'n Roll that is easy on the ears and fun to listen to. Overall, a great record for its genre.
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2
Lost Horizon Awakening The World
Lynch Mob Wicked Sensation
Maneige Les Porches
Marcel Coenen Guitar Talk
The playing is undeniably 4.5/5, but the terribad-quality recording and the drum machine force me to only give a 4. This would rule damn hard if he re-recorded it professionally.
Marco Sfogli reMarcoble
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
Marillion Seasons End
Martyr Hopeless Hopes
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Endgame
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Mercenary 11 Dreams
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah Koloss
Meshuggah say bye bye to the faggy djent movement as they slay the clowns who like periphery and the other knockoff bands. Like holy damn this grooves as hard as Nothing but has beast songwriting like on DEI. Even fade knows this is good
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Alive
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Michael Romeo The Dark Chapter
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Misery Signals Controller
Mnemic Mechanical Spin Phenomena
Morbid Angel Abominations of Desolation
Morgana Lefay Grand Materia
Morta Skuld As Humanity Fades
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Mushroomhead XX
Mushroomhead Superbuick
Mutiny Within Mutiny Within
Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Nevermore Utopia (Demo)
Nightingale Nightfall Overture
Nightingale Invisible
Invisible has weaker songwriting than other Nightingale albums, but that's in no way saying it isn't good. It is. Super clean sound mixing is one of the most noticeable things for me. I recommend: "Still Alive," "The Wake," "To The End," and especially "Atlantis Rising" which is one of the catchiest songs I've heard in a great while.
Nightingale Alive Again
Nightingale White Darkness
Nightingale The Closing Chronicles
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nirvana Nevermind
Nuclear Assault Survive
Nuclear Assault Handle With Care
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Lamentations
Outworld Outworld
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne Live at Budokan
Ozzy Osbourne Live and Loud
Pagan's Mind Heavenly Ecstasy
Pagan's Mind Enigmatic: Calling
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera
Pantera Official Live: 101 Proof
Pantera Power Metal
Paradise Lost Draconian Times MMXI
Paradox Heresy
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Queensryche Empire
Racer X Street Lethal
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Mexico City (DVD)
Ranger Knights of Darkness
Repulsion Horrified
Robert Pieculewicz Blue Metal
Rorcal Heliogabalus
Rush The Spirit of Radio: Greatest Hits
Savatage Edge Of Thorns
Septicflesh Communion
Seventh Wonder The Great Escape
Seventh Wonder Mercy Falls
While it is a very solid album overall, sometimes too much complexity and not enough melody & substance.
Shadow Gallery Digital Ghosts
Would've been a 4.5 if the production wasn't so flimsy and weak.
Shattered Skies Reanimation
Shawn Lane Powers of Ten
Skid Row Skid Row
Soilwork A Predator's Portrait
Soilwork The Chainheart Machine
Soilwork The Living Infinite
A certain contender for unexpectedly-awesome-AOTY.
Soul Cycle Soul Cycle II
Steve Vai Alien Love Secrets
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Substructure Monolith
Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came
Sybreed Antares
Symphony X Twilight in Olympus
Testament The Formation of Damnation
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
Textures Silhouettes
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Rocket Summer Do You Feel
The Rocket Summer Life Will Write The Words
Theocracy As The World Bleeds
Theocracy Mirror Of Souls
Tiamat Wildhoney
Tool Undertow
Type O Negative World Coming Down
Uneven Structure Februus
Vektor Outer Isolation
Vildhjarta Masstaden
Wintersun Time I
Within Temptation Black Symphony
X Japan Jealousy
X Japan Art of Life
Y&T Contagious
Some of the best raunchy, clich?, "metal" you're going to find. This band should've been far more popular in their time than they actually were.
Yngwie Malmsteen Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad

3.5 great
After All Cult of Sin
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Almah Fragile Equality
Amorphis Skyforger
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Andromeda Extension of the Wish
Angel Vivaldi The Speed of Dark
Angra Hunters and Prey
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Ayreon The Human Equation
Badlands Badlands
Becoming The Archetype Celestial Completion
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Black Label Society Order Of The Black
Black Label Society Stronger Than Death
Boil aXiom
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brantley Gilbert Halfway To Heaven
Gilbert fuses classic tried-and-tested country with some occasional hard rock elements like distorted guitars and driving drum rhythms. Fun stuff.
Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A.
Bush Sixteen Stone
Caldera (FRA) Mist Through Your Consciousness
Candlebox Candlebox
Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
Celldweller Celldweller
Chevelle Hats Off to the Bull
Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason
Chimaira Resurrection
Chimaira Chimaira
Chimaira Coming Alive
Chimp Spanner Imperium Vorago
Chimp Spanner All Roads Lead Here
Circus Maximus Nine
CKY Volume 1
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge
Cloudkicker The Map Is Not The Territory
Coroner No More Color
Crevice Peering
Crossbreed Synthetic Division
Crossbreed KE 101
Cult of Luna Salvation
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Darkwater Calling the Earth to Witness
Darkwater Where Stories End
Days Of The New Days of the New II
DeathevokatioN The Chalice Of Ages
Demons and Wizards Touched by the Crimson King
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Dream Evil The Book of Heavy Metal
Dream Evil Evilized
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dreamscape Everlight
Dystopia Human = Garbage
Damn these dudes are pissed.
Edguy King of Fools EP
Edguy Space Police - Defenders of the Crown
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Embers Shadows
Enforcer Death By Fire
Evanescence Fallen
Evergrey Torn
Evergrey Monday Morning Apocalypse
Exivious Exivious
Faith No More Angel Dust
Fear Factory Archetype
Fellsilent The Hidden Words
Firewind Between Heaven And Hell
Flaw Endangered Species
Garth Brooks No Fences
Garth Brooks The Ultimate Hits
Ghost B.C. Opus Eponymous
Godsmack The Other Side
Godsmack Godsmack
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorod A Perfect Absolution
Gorod Leading Vision
Grand Magus Monument
Grand Magus Hammer of the North
Grim Reaper See You In Hell
Grim Reaper Rock You To Hell
HammerFall Crimson Thunder
HammerFall Steel Meets Steel - Ten Years of Glory
HammerFall Gates of Dalhalla
Hank Williams III Straight to Hell
Hannes Grossmann The Radial Covenant
Hatebreed Perseverance
Hatebreed Rise of Brutality
Havok Time Is Up
HIM Razorblade Romance
HIM This Is Only the Beginning
Hypocrisy Virus
Iced Earth Night of the Stormrider
Imminent Sonic Destruction Recurring Themes
In Flames Come Clarity
InMe Daydream Anonymous
Insision Revealed And Worshipped
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Jag Panzer Mechanized Warfare
James LaBrie Static Impulse
James LaBrie Impermanent Resonance
Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song
Jason Becker Perspective
Joey Tafolla Out Of The Sun
Tafolla does a great job putting together all the elements of 80's-style shredding; that however, is the album's shortcoming- it's clearly dated to its era and isn't interesting enough to be relevant today. This album sounds noticeably similar to Vinnie Moore's 1987 masterpiece Mind's Eye, except not as good. Never the less, the last 3 songs are especially enjoyable, and this is a quality album for its time.
Judicator King of Rome
Kalmah 12 Gauge
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Karnivool Themata
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Kiko Loureiro Universo Inverso
Klast Tropean Winds
Korn Korn
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lance King A Moment in Chiros
Letter 7 Follow the Light
20 years too late, but still incredibly enjoyable none the less. Letter 7 is a traditional metal/Power Metal band that explores Christian themes; the concept sounds silly but this band is quite talented and they've got some ultra catchy hooks.
Living Colour Vivid
A few excellent songs mixed in with mostly average ones. Many sections on the album sound more like jamming than meticulously thought-out pieces where they were trying to achieve something specific. Overall the album is good, but had the potential to be much greater.
Living Death Metal Revolution
Luca Turilli Dreamquest
M.A.R.S. Project: Driver
Machine Head The Blackening
Marty Friedman Music for Speeding
Martyr Warp Zone
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth That One Night: Live in Buenos Aires
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Metallica S&M
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metallica The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited
Misery Signals Mirrors
Mnemic The Audio Injected Soul
Morgana Lefay Aberrations of the Mind
Morgana Lefay have greatly improved since the early part of their career. Lefay have ditched the blatant Metallica-ripoff songs and developed a sound unique to themselves; all in all, they've found their stride and created a respectable album.
Morgana Lefay Sanctified
Morgana Lefay The Secret Doctrine
Motley Crue Greatest Hits (1998)
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Mushroomhead XIII
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Neal Morse Testimony 2
Nightrage Sweet Vengeance
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Nonpoint Statement
Novembers Doom The Novella Reservoir
Opeth Watershed
Ovid's Withering The Cloud Gatherer
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Ozzy Osbourne No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne The Essential Ozzy Osbourne
Pantera Reinventing the Steel
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Paradise Lost Gothic
Powerman 5000 Tonight the Stars Revolt
Pretty Maids Future World
Primus Pork Soda
Profane Omen Destroy!
Queensryche Greatest Hits
Queensryche Promised Land
Ra From One
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rebel Meets Rebel Rebel Meets Rebel
Roadrunner United The All-Star Sessions
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Ron Jarzombek Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement
Rusty Cooley Rusty Cooley
Savage Grace Master Of Disguise
Saxon Lionheart
Sempiternal Deathreign The Spooky Gloom
Sent By Ravens Mean What You Say
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Sevendust Animosity
Sevendust Home
Sevendust Time Travelers and Bonfires
Skid Row 40 Seasons
Slipknot Disasterpieces [DVD]
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Iowa
Soilwork The Sledgehammer Files: The Best of Soilwork
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Somnus Aeternus On the Shores of Oblivion
Solid Doom-Death metal from the Czech Rep
Soul Secret Closer to Daylight
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Staind Break the Cycle
Staind Live from Mohegan Sun
Star One Victims of the Modern Age
Stratovarius Infinite
Stryper No More Hell To Pay
Stryper To Hell With the Devil
Sunstorm House Of Dreams
Survivor Vital Signs
Symphony X Paradise Lost
Symphony X Iconoclast
System of a Down Toxicity
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster Exegesis
Tad Morose Matters Of The Dark
Tad Morose Revenant
Tarot Spell of Iron
Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild
Tesla Mechanical Resonance
Textures Dualism
Textures Drawing Circles
The 69 Eyes Devils
The Ocean Pelagial
The Rocket Summer Of Men and Angels
Tool 10,000 Days
Tracy Byrd Love Lessons
Transatlantic The Whirlwind
Travis Tritt Country Club
UFO The Visitor
Vinnie Moore is the focal point of this album and puts on a fantastic blues-inspired performance that does include some faster solos which Vinnie has become known for. Great classic rock riffs, overall solid songwriting, and no shortage of solos. "Stranger In Town" concludes the album, which is probably the strongest track on it.
UFO Seven Deadly
Univers Zero Heresie
Vanden Plas The Seraphic Clockwork
Vildhjarta Omnislash
Vildhjarta Thousands of Evils
Vinnie Moore Meltdown
Songwriting in itself is not impressive. Songs are not memorable and not well thought-out; but in the end, Vinnie Moore is Vinnie Moore and his playing alone makes the album quite good.
Vinnie Moore Out of Nowhere
Violator Chemical Assault
Volumes Via
W.A.S.P. Dominator
Within Temptation The Heart of Everything
Yngwie Malmsteen Fire & Ice
Yngwie Malmsteen Eclipse
Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration
Yngwie Malmsteen Trilogy
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest

3.0 good
Aaron Tippin The Call of the Wild
Abigail Williams Becoming
Acid Witch Witchtanic Hellucinations
Almah Almah
Amogh Symphony The Quantum Hack Code
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Lost Songs
Andy Timmons Resolution
Architects Hollow Crown
Astra The Black Chord
Believer Gabriel
Bend the Sky Origins
Black Label Society Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Brantley Gilbert Modern Day Prodigal Son
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Well I'll be damned, Bring Me the Horizon actually put out a respectable record. I assume pigs will be flying around tomorrow. Might've even 4'd had "Anti-Vist" not been here.
Chevelle La Gargola
Chimaira The Infection
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence
Christian Mistress Possession
CiLiCe Deranged Headtrip
Converge Jane Doe
Creed Human Clay
Creed My Own Prison
Creed Greatest Hits
Days Of The New Days of the New III
Death Strike Fuckin Death
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones Adrenaline
DevilDriver Devildriver
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Dio Metal Hits
DragonForce The Power Within
Dream Evil In The Night
Dream Evil Gold Medal in Metal
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Edguy Tinnitus Sanctus
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Evanescence Evanescence
Evanescence Origin
Evergrey Glorious Collision
Evergrey From the Discovery...to the Recreation
This was a bonus disc that came with Recreation Day; 4 solid tracks (just 4) + a Malmsteen cover? They're all good, but what's the point?
Exhorder The Law
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Firewind Mercenary Man
Firewind Few Against Many
Firewind Allegiance
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within, Version 3.33
George Bellas Mind Over Matter
George Strait Somewhere Down In Texas
George Strait Pure Country
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
Godsmack Awake
Godsmack Faceless
Godsmack IV
Grand Magus Triumph and Power
HammerFall Chapter V: Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
HammerFall One Crimson Night
Hatebreed Live Dominance
Hatebreed Supremacy
Inmoria A Farewell to Nothing - The Diary Part I
This is a straightforward modern Metal band that is fun to listen to and has a major propensity for getting your head bobbing; don't expect anything truly unique from them though because the riffs and everything else are basically rehashes of things we've already heard from other bands. The 1st half is much stronger than the 2nd half, but overall still a fun album.
John Frusciante Shadows Collide with People
Judas Priest Turbo
Kamelot Eternity
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Keith Merrow Awaken the Stone King
Kiko Loureiro Sounds of Innocence
Outside of a few tracks (Reflected, Ray Of Life, Twisted Horizons) this album is incredibly boring. Kiko has got the chops, obviously, but that alone can't keep it interesting.
Kingdom of Sorrow Kingdom of Sorrow
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Lamb of God Wrath
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...
Lonestar Lonely Grill
Mark Tremonti All I Was
Matt Mason Chasing Stardust
Enormous potential.
Mechina Xenon
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Mercenary Everblack
Metallica Load
Metallica Cunning Stunts
Montgomery Gentry Something to Be Proud Of: The Best of 1999-2005
Mushroomhead Savior Sorrow
Mushroomhead The Righteous & The Butterfly
Mutiny Within Synchronicity
Opeth Heritage
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Orgy Candyass
Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin
Pain of Salvation Remedy Lane
Papa Roach Infest
Paradise Lost One Second
Persefone Spiritual Migration
Pitch Black Forecast Absentee
Primus Antipop
Rhett Akins Somebody New
Rush Hold Your Fire
Sam Locke Crossing the Barrier
Locke has some great riffs and ideas, however, the album as a whole is a bit tedious to get through. I suspect within the context of a full band Locke could be quite successful, but the majority of this record doesn't have enough punch to keep it interesting. Locke reminds me a lot of Keith Merrow; both are solid Metal musicians and deserve respect for their material, but neither are great enough to be truly memorable as a one-man project.
Saviour Machine Saviour Machine (Demo)
Sawyer Brown Greatest Hits 1990-1995
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Septicflesh Titan
Sevendust Black Out the Sun
Shaman Immortal
Soilwork In Dreams We Fall into the Eternal Lake (Demo)
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Spineshank Self Destructive Pattern
Staind Chapter V
Staind Dysfunction
Static-X Machine
Steve Vai Sex & Religion
Steve Vai Real Illusions: Reflections
Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
Stone Sour Stone Sour
Story of the Year In The Wake Of Determination
Story of the Year The Black Swan
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Stryper The Covering
Swallow the Sun New Moon
Tad Morose Undead
TesseracT One
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Omega Experiment The Omega Experiment
The Rocket Summer Hello, Good Friend
The Underground ...An Education in Rebellion
Titan Force Titan Force
Tracy Byrd Keepers: Greatest Hits
Type O Negative Life Is Killing Me
Type O Negative Dead Again
Vinnie Moore The Maze
Vinnie Moore Time Odyssey
Album seems so uninspired when compared to Mind's Eye. Many of the solos are similar; in fact, I even remember Vinnie re-using the solo from "Shadows of Yesterday" somewhere in one of these songs and just tweaked the timing of it. A decent album that is not on par with what Vinnie is capable of.
Vinnie Moore To The Core
Vinnie Moore not producing up to his capabilities, again. Album is very forgettable and largely not very interesting. Needs to stop trying to be Andy Timmons and just shred.
Warrel Dane Praises to the War Machine
Yngwie Malmsteen Magnum Opus
Pretty ironic that Yngwie's album Magnum Opus is nowhere near his best. The vocals on this record leave a lot to be desired, and are sometimes just downright annoying. Ygnwie is good but also nowhere near his best; a decent album, nothing more. "Crossing The Line" is great though.
Yngwie Malmsteen Angels of Love

2.5 average
3 Doors Down Away From The Sun
3 Doors Down The Better Life
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
Aaron Lewis The Road
"Granddaddy's Gun" & "Anywhere But Here" are solid tracks. This isn't nearly as bad as most are making it out to be, but it certainly isn't good as a whole, either.
Adema Adema
After All Dawn of the Enforcer
Amy Lee Aftermath
Angra Aqua
Atreyu The Curse
Bloodjinn This Machine Runs on Empty
Brantley Gilbert Just As I Am
As far as mainstream country goes, it's pretty good. It certainly is a mixed bag though with some sweet jams ("Lights of My Hometown", "My Baby's Guns N' Roses") and awful radio garbage ("Small Town Throwdown").
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Chickenfoot III
Christian Muenzner Timewarp
Circle II Circle Watching In Silence
Creed Full Circle
Crossfade Crossfade
Damageplan New Found Power
Disciple (USA-TN) Southern Hospitality
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Believe
Dokken Erase The Slate
Predictability is acceptable so long as the melodies are catchy, the riffs crush, and the solos dazzle. Unfortunately there's not much of any of that on this record. All parties involved could've done far better.
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Drowning Pool Drowning Pool
Dublin Death Patrol Death Sentence
Earshot Two
Edguy Age of the Joker
Five Finger Death Punch War Is the Answer
Florida Georgia Line Anything Like Me
Fozzy All That Remains
Gatling Beforemath
Grand Magus Grand Magus
HammerFall No Sacrifice, No Victory
HammerFall Threshold
Hatebreed Hatebreed
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
HIM Tears On Tape
Hypno5e Acid Mist Tomorrow
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Jason Aldean My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean Wide Open
Jason Aldean Night Train
"Wheels Rollin" & "Staring at the Sun" are awesome, meanwhile "1994" is seriously one of the worst songs I have ever heard. Joe diffie, joe diffie, joe diffie....STFU
Jason Becker The Raspberry Jams
Jeff Scott Soto Damage Control
Kid Rock Devil Without A Cause
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$
Luca Turilli Prophet Of The Last Eclipse
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Metallica Orgullo, Pasion, Y Gloria
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Michael Lee Firkins Black Light Sonatas
Mnemic Sons Of The System
Morgana Lefay The Seventh Seal
If there's a single most Metallica-"inspired" band (or ripoff band for that matter), it would be Morgana Lefay on this album. While there are a few great songs, most of the album is lackluster and the Metallica influence is so overwhelming that it can nearly ruin the listening experience all together.
Neil Zaza 212
Nevermore The Obsidian Conspiracy
Nonpoint Vengeance
Orgy Vapor Transmission
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown
Paul Gilbert Space Ship One
Paul Wardingham Assimilate Regenerate
High in skill and precision; low on songwriting. The leads are absolutely brilliant, utilizing many different styles and techniques, however, the backing music is incredibly generic. Even his world-class playing can't mask that defect for an entire album. Paul easily convinces us he's an elite talent in shred, but ultimately this suffers from the same faults of Jeff Loomis' records- it's too repetitive and too boring beyond a few songs.
Quiet Riot The Randy Rhoads Years
Ravenface This Is Annihilation
Saliva Every Six Seconds
Savatage Handful of Rain
Signum A.D. The Unsilenced
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum Of Natural History
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
SOiL Scars
Soilwork Figure Number Five
Soulfly Savages
Soundtrack Freddy Vs. Jason
Spineshank The Height of Callousness
Staind Staind
Texas In July I Am
The Defiled Grave Times
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
Ventana American Survival Guide Vol. 1
Vext Impermanence
We Are The Fallen Tear The World Down
Winger In The Heart Of The Young

2.0 poor
12 Stones Beneath the Scars
3 Doors Down 3 Doors Down
3 Doors Down Seventeen Days
Aaron Lewis Town Line
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Becoming The Archetype I Am
Horrendously boring and lacking in creativity. This album is a 1.5/5 as a whole, but lucky for it, a few semi-cool sections bumped it to "average." There is literally nothing to get excited about here.
Better Than Ezra Friction, Baby
Big Dumb Face Duke Lion Fights the Terror!!
Bittencourt Project Brainworms I
Bon Jovi New Jersey
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Circle II Circle The Middle Of Nowhere
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater The Number Of The Beast
Drowning Pool Full Circle
Dry County Cowboy Up
Edge of Sanity Cryptic
Funny how weak a band can become when 1 person leaves. Granted, he's a god, but still.
Five Finger Death Punch The Way of the Fist
George Lynch Kill All Control
Glen Drover Metalusion
Godsmack The Oracle
Hacktivist Hacktivist
Truly gay concept
Hellyeah Hellyeah
Hellyeah Band of Brothers
Jeffrey Nothing The New Pyschodalia
This is like music for middle schoolers and not even good, at that. The songwriting is incredibly lacking; it's as if Nothing put barely any thought into the actually songwriting process. Not that Jeffrey Nothing has ever been known for being ultra talented or anything, but this is even below what he's capable of doing. How the 3 other people who've rated this before me gave it a decent score I have no idea.
Keel Lay Down The Law
Kid Rock Cocky
Letter 7 Salt of the Earth
Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines
Luke Bryan Spring Break... Here to Party
I understand the target audience here, but most of this album is just downright awful. Luke Bryan doesn't even try to hide the fact he's creating a piece of mainstream nonsense that is faux-country at best. "Buzzkill" and "In Love With the Girl" are the only decent tracks.
Machine Head Supercharger
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Some Kind of Monster
Michael Pinnella Enter The Twelfth Gate
I suspect you must be a keyboardist to enjoy this. Good but horrendously boring.
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nickelback The Long Road
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Ozzy Osbourne Down to Earth
Paradise Lost Host
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Primus Green Naugahyde
As a fairly big Primus fan, this album did literally nothing for me. Way too much jam rock doodling and not even enough My Name Is Mud/Tommy the Cat/Shake Hands With Beef.
Queensryche Tribe
Ra Black Sun
Sepultura Nation
Skid Row Revolutions Per Minute
Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide
Soilwork The Early Chapters
Staind The Illusion of Progress
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Sylosis Monolith
This band isn't even capable of writing a song with passion and feeling. Basically they suck huge black cock and then spit the load
Taproot Our Long Road Home
Taproot Welcome
The Haarp Machine Disclosure
Mix Textures and any random Sumerian band and this is basically what you get. 90% of this album is awful.
The Human Abstract Midheaven
The Rocket Summer Calendar Days
The Script #3
Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying
Trivium The Crusade
Van Canto Break the Silence

1.5 very poor
3 Doors Down Time of My Life
Adrenaline Mob Men Of Honor
The riffs and songwriting are bad. The lyrics are even worse.
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Black Label Society Shot to Hell
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Children of Bodom Skeletons In The Closet
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
Dream Theater Master of Puppets
Godsmack 1000hp
Hellyeah Stampede
Hellyeah Blood for Blood
Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy
Into Eternity The Incurable Tragedy
Jake E Lee A Fine Pink Mist
This is the guy who wrote classics like Bark At The Moon and Shot In The Dark? This album simply epitomizes lack of effort. Track titles like "bludfuk"? I mean come on. If it wasn't for the fact that all the other titles sound serious, I'd think Jake was trolling us.
Jason Aldean Relentless
1. find guy with OK voice
2. give him cowboy hat
3. sing some country-sounding lines
4. ????
5. profit
Joe Stump Speed Metal Messiah
Limp Bizkit New Old Songs
Luke Bryan Doin' My Thing
This dude is so faux it's not even funny. Everything on this album feels forced. George, Hank and Merle are pissed right now.
Megadeth Super Collider
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Reload
Mushroomhead Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback Here and Now
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Reb Beach Masquerade
Saliva Survival of the Sickest
Saliva Blood Stained Love Story
Slash Apocalyptic Love
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
The Browning Burn This World
Van Halen Van Halen III
Winds Of Plague Against the World

1.0 awful
'N Sync Home For Christmas
Farrah Abraham My Teenage Dream Ended
Geoff Tate Kings & Thieves
I was listening to Dark Side of the Moon and then I decided to check this out. Just dropped Dark Side down to 4.5 as I now know what a true Classic sounds like.
Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
Kid Rock History Of Rock
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Ozzy Osbourne Under Cover
A serious contender for worst cover album of all time. The instrumentals are uninspired & emotionless while Ozzy's voice is just downright painful.
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
Tommy Lee Never a Dull Moment
Waking the Cadaver Demo
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