Drew Tyler

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Album Ratings 333
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Last Active 04-05-15 1:00 pm
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5.0 classic
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch The Mantle
Aspid Extravasation
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Coroner Mental Vortex
Death Human
Demolition Hammer Epidemic of Violence
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Nas Illmatic
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Still Life
Overkill The Years of Decay
Testament The New Order

4.5 superb
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Anacrusis Manic Impressions
Anacrusis Screams and Whispers
Annihilator Never, Neverland
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Anthrax Among the Living
Anthrax Worship Music
Artillery By Inheritance
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Death Leprosy
Death Angel Act III
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Demolition Hammer Tortured Existence
Devastation Idolatry
Dio Holy Diver
Enslaved RIITIIR
Enslaved In Times
Exodus Fabulous Disaster
Forbidden Twisted into Form
Gamma Ray Land of the Free
Haken The Mountain
Heathen Victims of Deception
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Iced Earth Night of the Stormrider
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Megadeth Endgame
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Master of Puppets
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Overkill Taking Over
Pink Floyd The Wall
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Razor Evil Invaders
Riot Thundersteel
System of a Down System of a Down
Testament The Legacy

4.0 excellent
4Arm Submission for Liberty
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Amorphis Circle
Annihilator King of the Kill
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
Atrophy Violent by Nature
Audioslave Revelations
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits 1970-1978
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond
Blind Guardian A Night at the Opera
Blindead Absence
Coroner Grin
Dark Empire From Refuge to Ruin
With many different musical styles such as power metal, thrash, and progressive elements all present, this album offers a volatile mix of styles that will keep you interested and listening for hours. Truly a satisfying piece of work.
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Deftones Around the Fur
Earthcry Where the Road Leads
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved Ruun
Enslaved Isa
Exodus Bonded by Blood
Extol Extol
Forbidden Forbidden Evil
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Hell Curse and Chapter
Never heard of these guys until recently from another review site. Their rocky history aside, this album is quite possibly one of the finest examples of a classic heavy metal sound mixed with power metal. Imagine Savatage combined with the thrash/power metal sound of Iced Earth. The vocalist does a really fine job too. A must listen for metal heads of all sub-genres.
Ihsahn After
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Korn Korn
Korn Issues
Korn Untouchables
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Meg Myers Sorry
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth United Abominations
Metal Church Metal Church
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Nightmare (FRA) The Burden of God
Kind of your standard power metal act, but this band really knows how to make an album. A rtruly decent effort with some pretty good songs. Traditional power metal with slight rsymphonic elements to boot. Shame this is going unnoticed around here.
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nuclear Assault Handle With Care
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Morningrise
Orden Ogan To The End
Overkill Feel the Fire
Overkill Under the Influence
Overkill Horrorscope
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Primal Fear Unbreakable
Primus They Can't All Be Zingers
Rage 21
There is some really Strong material here, tracks like "Twenty One", "Forever Dead", "Serial Killer", and even the slow closer "Eternally" are all excellent tracks that really impressed me.
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Razor Executioner's Song
Sacred Reich Ignorance
Sacred Reich Surf Nicaragua
Sacred Reich Heal
Savatage The Hall of the Mountain King
Savatage Gutter Ballet
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Sodom Agent Orange
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden Superunknown
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Testament Practice What You Preach
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
This album surely stands as one of the finest thrash offerings of 2012. Its Certainly not reinventing the genre, instead it pleases old school standards while still appealing to a new and younger fan base.
Threshold March of Progress
Reminds me of power metal and yet sometimes more traditional styles, but remains starkly rdifferent than almost everything I have heard up to this point in 2012. Audible bass, good rguitar tone, and the vocalist is very talented. This is definitely going on my 2012 best of rlist.
Tool Aenima
Whiplash Power and Pain
White Skull Under This Flag
Surprisingly good album. Female fronted power metal in the vain of Primal Fear or even Rage. Highly recommended.
Windir Likferd
Witherscape The Inheritance

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Agalloch Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
Agalloch The White
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains Sap
Anacrusis Reason
Annihilator Set the World on Fire
Annihilator In Command (Live 1989-1990)
Blind Guardian Tales from the Twilight World
Carcass Surgical Steel
Dark Angel Time Does Not Heal
Dublin Death Patrol Death Sentence
Enforcer Death By Fire
Enslaved Monumension
Exumer Fire and Damnation
A solid effort that stands above most stand issue thrash from 2012. These thrash veterans
know how to craft an enjoyable album, even after all those dormant years.
Firewind Few Against Many
Another solid power metal album from Firewind. While it may not be their best work, it is one of the better albums to come out this year.
Forbidden Raw Evil: Live at the Dynamo
Gamma Ray Somewhere Out in Space
Hatriot Heroes of Origin
Havok Time Is Up
Hexen Being and Nothingness
Hexon brings forth a creative and unique album tinged with progressive traits that will keep ryou listening for hours, however the vocals aren't so unique. The vocals sound like so many rother bands; with repetitive yelling dominating the album. Still, this remains one of the rbest thrash efforts of 2012.
Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes
Jerry Cantrell Boggy Depot
Jerry Cantrell Degradation Trip
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn See You on the Other Side
Kreator Endless Pain
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Megadeth Hidden Treasures
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited
Morbid Saint Spectrum of Death
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nirvana Nevermind
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
One Day as a Lion One Day as a Lion
Orphaned Land All Is One
Overkill The Electric Age
Overkill found a sound they are happy with in "Ironbound" and are sticking to it here. The
band proves with this release that the old-school is still very much alive. However they
bring nothing new to the table, instead they stick to their guns and thrash hard as fuck.
Sure to be included in many people's 2012 best-of lists. 3.5/5
Overkill I Hear Black
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Paradox Tales of the Weird
Pomegranate Tiger Entities
Primal Fear 16.6: (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)
Razor Malicious Intent
Reverence When Darkness Calls
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Rob Zombie Past, Present & Future
Sacred Reich Alive at the Dynamo
This album is OK by it's self, but great with the DVD.
Sacred Reich The American Way
Saor Roots
Savatage The Wake Of Magellan
Slayer Show No Mercy
Stratovarius Nemesis
Suicidal Angels Bloodbath
Sylosis Edge of the Earth
Sylosis Monolith
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Testament Souls of Black
Tool Undertow
Vektor Outer Isolation
Vindicator United We Fall

3.0 good
3 Inches of Blood Long Live Heavy Metal
The vocals can be a bit rough due to the singer's high pitched delivery, but the rest of the rband is solid. There is certainly some memorable material to be found here given enough rlistens.
Alice in Chains Facelift
Anacrusis Suffering Hour
Angelus Apatrida The Call
A decent collection of revival-thrash songs. The band is heavy and boasts solid
instrumentation, but the album lacks innovation. A good effort but nothing extraordinary.
Anvil Juggernaut Of Justice
Atrophy Socialized Hate
Audioslave Audioslave
Audioslave Out of Exile
Blind Guardian Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian Follow the Blind
Cripper Antagonist
Damnations Day Invisible, The Dead
Death Angel The Dream Calls For Blood
Desaster The Arts of Destruction
Destruction Spiritual Genocide
Dew-Scented Icarus
Pretty heavy and aggressive sounding Thrash/Death metal. Album is decent, but lacks
variation, as the band's aggressive musical assault tends to become a bit boring a few songs
in. Typical death metal vocals, coupled with fast drumming and a wall of heavy guitar riffs.
If only they would have expanded their sound a bit, tried a couple new things... Still,
this album does thrash fairly hard. despite a lack of creativity.
Exodus Pleasures of the Flesh
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Fear Factory Mechanize
Forbidden Green
This album unfortunately gets a bad rep, and lets be honest; in comparison to their first
two album this is shit. A big change in style compared to the band's early work, but not
everything is bad here. The album starts off really well with some good tracks here like
"Green" and "Phat" but the second half of the album quickly loses steam and fails to grab my
attention. More consistent than Distortion but still a 3.00 at best.
Freedom Call Land of the Crimson Dawn
Galneryus Angel of Salvation
Godsmack Godsmack
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Havok Unnatural Selection
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
Helloween Straight Out of Hell
Illusion Suite Iron Cemetery
Kalter Ubuntu
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Korn MTV Unplugged: Korn
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Lich King Born of the Bomb
A fun crossover thrash album with a few good moments, but this is largely predictable and
and not very creative. There is way more innovative 2012 thrash to choose from. Still, this
album was tolerable and decent enough for a listen or two, and for that it gets a 3.00/5
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Madmaze Frames of Alienation
Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Metallica Garage Inc.
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Nirvana Bleach
Nirvana Incesticide
Nowen Essence of Fear
The vocals are rather typical of the genre, but the instrumentals are excellently done. Some
call this death/thrash metal, but in reality this is thrash metal with death metal vocals
thrown in for good measure. A pretty good effort but nothing extraordinary to be found here.
Nuclear Assault Survive
Onslaught VI
Pentagram (CL) The Malefice
Pharaoh Bury the Light
RedMist Destruction Nobility In Death
A decent thrash revival band, with obvious slayer influences. Nothing groundbreaking, and nothing abysmally terrible, just a good effort.
Satan Life Sentence
Satan Atom by Atom
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed
Slipknot Slipknot
Soundgarden Louder Than Love
Tankard A Girl Called Cerveza
Abysmally shitty album cover and subject matter aside, Tankard displays some fairly heavy
material and occasionally a catchy song or two. Their energy driven form of thrash is quite
enjoyable, but there is really nothing special here, just some decent thrash songs.
Teramaze Anhedonia
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace One-X
Tool 10,000 Days
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Vicious Rumors Electric Punishment
Watchtower Control and Resistance
Witchtrap Vengeance Is My Name
Another decent thrash revival album with obvious classic thrash influences. Nothing special, but still a decent listen.

2.5 average
After All Dawn of the Enforcer
The vocals are somewhat unique, as is their overall sound. However the band fails to write compelling material as this album gets old after only a listen or two.
Annihilator Refresh The Demon
Artillery Legions
Aura Noir Out to Die
Bonded by Blood The Aftermath
Bonded by Blood do little to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. This is
simply thrash by numbers done well. It has its merits and certainly sounds heavy, but this
is not very creative or innovative. A decent but otherwise average effort.
Destruction Infernal Overkill
Essence (DNK) Last Night of Solace
Evile Skull
Forbidden Distortion
There is hardly anything noteworthy or interesting here. While still talented, the band
failed to write compelling songs and seemed to have lost the technical edge that made them
great. More groove oriented and darker than their previous material, but still a boring
listen in comparison to Twisted into Form or Forbidden Evil.
Gamma Ray Heading for Tomorrow
Gamma Ray Sigh No More
Gamma Ray Insanity and Genius
Grave Digger Clash of the Gods
King Leoric Lingua Regis
Leprous The Congregation
Majesty (DE) Thunder Rider
Occasionally fun, high energy cornball power metal, and it's extremely cheesy. Good for
a listen or two, but really nothing worthwhile here. This album has nothing new to offer in
terms of substance and creativity.
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low
Metallica Load
Metallica Reload
Municipal Waste The Fatal Feast
Seems like the album is missing something, it falls just short of being a good release. Perhaps its because this album brings absolutely nothing new to the table. The band seems content with just copying older thrash bands, rather than actually being creative. And the vocals sound way to similar to John Connely of Nuclear Assault. However this album can roccasionally thrash hard, though it provides little in creativity. 2.5/5
Nekromantheon Rise, Vulcan Spectre
Raw sounding retro-thrash, but nothing you haven't heard before.
Perzonal War Captive Breeding
Some Decent production could have helped this album a little, but this German metal band has
a lot of room for improvement. The album begins to sound quite stale only a couple songs in
and never really grabs my attention.
Revocation Revocation
Sacred Reich Independent
Slipknot Iowa
Sodom Epitome of Torture
Soundgarden Down on the Upside

2.0 poor
Annihilator Remains
Izah Sistere
Korn Untitled
Korn The Path of Totality
Lonewolf Army Of The Damned
While there is really nothing musically offensive or dreadfully terrible here, Lonewolf's Army of the Damned is a prefect example of bad vocals not working in tandem with the guitars and drums. Poorly structured songs, and absolutely no catchy material. The album sounds like its all over the place, seemingly lacking any direction or musical stability. An average album at best, but why even bother listening to this crap? Way better 2012 power metal out there to choose from.
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Some Kind of Monster
Mortillery Origin of Extinction
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Oceans of Time Faces
Tame Impala Currents
While She Sleeps Brainwashed

1.5 very poor
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me
Savatage Fight for the Rock

1.0 awful
3OH!3 Want
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
brokeNCYDE The Broken
brokeNCYDE BC 13
Datsik Vitamin D
Dot Dot Curve I'm Still Here
Hollywood Undead Hollywood Undead
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife
Sachiko M Bar Sachiko
Skrillex My Name Is Skrillex
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
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