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5.0 classic
Bad Brains Bad Brains
There is simply nothing wrong with this album: it is amazing! There is a great combination
of Hardcore Punk and Reggae on it, along with some metal elements on it, which works well in
my opinion. There was never a place where the album lost my attention. It is a complete
classic.
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Death Symbolic
Emigrate Emigrate
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Joy Division Closer
Klaus Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
When I went to see the first Pirates of the Caribbean, I loved the movie, but the soundtrack is what also really got me. An amazing soundtrack that incorporates so many different themes into the songs and they all fit together into an almost perfect soundtrack. It just has an great variety of sounds in it.
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
No words can describe the genius of the this album. Such a masterpiece.
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Michael Giacchino Medal of Honor: Frontline
This an amazing video game soundtrack. The medal of honor games were fun to play, but the soundtrack was another thing. In fact, the soundtrack to the medal of honor games, particularly in Frontline, could actually be better than the game itself. The soundtrack has a good mix of all emotions and sounds in it.
Michael Kamen Band Of Brothers OST
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Rammstein Herzeleid
Saattue Jaahyvasti
Everything seemed perfect, who knows, some might say the album sounds a little over produced but the sound just never got boring. Unless I am wrong, the vocals, although they are in the Finnish language, sound kind of like Machine Head, at least on the their Locust album. Overall, very unique and cool album.
Slayer Hell Awaits
Soundtrack A Clockwork Orange
As much as the movie might be a little on the weird side, the soundtrack is very unique. It has both the typical old classical music sound, but it also incorporates newer sounds using synthesizers, which all together makes a very unique, enjoyable soundtrack. There also is two songs with singing that are quite good, one of course being the classic, "Singin' in the Rain." Overall, close to perfect soundtrack!
The Doors The Doors
While The Doors seemed to be only known because of Jim Morrison, their debut album testifies to the fact that The Doors would not have been The Doors without each and EVERY band member. This album showcases the talent of Ray Manzarek on keyboards, Robby Krieger on guitar, Jim Morrison on vocals, and John Densmore on drums.
Wendy Carlos Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
Zao The Funeral of God
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis

4.5 superb
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
This is definitely one of the greatest albums of the 90s that I have head. Love it!
Acrassicauda Only the Dead See the End of the War EP
Alan Silvestri Forrest Gump
Animals as Leaders Animals as Leaders
Unlike other instrumental metal bands like Scale the Summit, Animals as Leaders is one that is easy to like and definitely creates instrumental music in a way where it is not extremely hard for a person to get use to the type of sound. This album is truly a nice work of instrumental metal and there is amazing musicianship on it, along with lots of variety between the songs.
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Botch We Are the Romans
"We are the Romans" is an amazing album! Botch basically maintains the raw and heavy sound of metalcore all the way through the album and even throws in some unexpected parts also, particularly at the very end of the album ("Man the Ramparts" and after particularly). This is easily one of the best metalcore albums ever created.
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
This is an amazing album. Love it! I love soundtracks and this is basically one. It is just so calm and beautiful. It is good music to relax to and just looking outside while listening to it is awesome.
Brutal Truth Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
This is close to a grindcore masterpiece. It has a consistent intensity that never becomes boring.
Burzum Det som engang var
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Devin Townsend is even more of a musical genius and mastermind because of this project. This is country music worth listening to that has meaning and uniqueness to it. Though it was slightly repetitious in some parts, it also never became boring because virtually each song always had the wow factor to it.
Cave In Until Your Heart Stops
Cave In has their own unique form of metalcore with this debut. Virtually everything about the album seemed different and added up to be amazing.
Celldweller Celldweller
This is one of best industrial albums I have heard. It is mostly industrial metal but also has techno, electronic, and even a tiny bit (arguably) of trip hop beats. I could also hear some NIN influence on this album. Simply amazing!
Chicago Chicago Transit Authority
Clint Mansell Black Swan
This is a beautiful, yet haunting classical soundtrack that is magnificent.
Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet Requiem for a Dream
This is one of the best soundtracks I have heard in my life. It has a great mix of everything on it from just plain orchestra to using synthesizers to even songs that are out of place but seem to relieve some emotional tension or tension in general because they are happy. This soundtrack also has amazing pace on the faster songs. The only criticism is that there may be a little to much rehashing of same songs, but they still worked pretty well.
Coldworld Melancholie
The type of winter portrayed on this album is the one that I would love to stay and live in forever. This is incredible black metal!
Crydebris The Severing
Highly overlooked metalcore band! This album is a great combination of metalcore and post-rock interwoven almost perfectly together.
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cyanotic Transhuman 2.0
This is an awesome industrial album with many other elements added in also.
Cynic Focus
This album is so ahead of its time, making it awesome!
Darren Smith and Terrance Zdunich Repo! The Genetic Opera OST
Best musical soundtrack ever!! Soundtrack/musical and industrial rock/metal, I think yes!
David Wise Donkey Kong Country 2 Soundtrack
This soundtrack has amazing synthesizer work that really is quite enjoyable and full of variety. The music conveys many emotions but also has a fun sound to it. The only criticism is that a lot of the songs end too abruptly, which can become annoying after a while. Overall, David Wise does a superb job on this soundtrack.
Deafheaven Sunbather
This album was incredible! Deafheaven has truly established a very original sound for themselves and has even threw in some unique elements on this album that makes it more exciting. A big thing with their debut and especially with this album that I have never heard before on any black metal album that I think works well is that they can make songs that almost have an uplifting tone or are happy in a way. Production was also spot on in the album, I especially loved the guitar riffs from it with how they were very melodic and just the post rock riffs they had going. Lyrically, this album is also different and unique. The only criticism is there was one part on the album where I felt like I had to question their motivation for doing a particle thing, but that is all for the negative side. This album is near perfect.
Deftones Around the Fur
This is definitely one of the best nu-metal albums I have heard. It is heavy, it has catchy riffs, and it has different but good vocals. Deftones has a unique and different sound for the genre on this album that kept my attention up.
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
I'm giving this album a good 4.3. It is magnificent, beautiful, and powerful (emphasis on this word haha). It is one of those albums that never became boring and it has a lot of variety. I can only be critical of one aspect on the album, which is that there are a couple of moments in songs where there is way to much going on in the "wall of sound" and it is slightly overbearing. I only have one last thing to say, anyone up for another metal musical??? :D
Diapsiquir A.N.T.I.
Epic black metal, rap, jazz, other french music, and what ever else this band feels
creating, is on this CD. Diapsiquir is a great example of what drugs can make you do that is
positive...well, sort of. Still, this is probably one of the weirdest albums you will hear
in your life.
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Honestly, this album needs no explanation, just listen to it and you will hear why. It is an extremely impressive...one song...album.
Eisenherz Fluch Der Zeit
This is amazing German metal. It could probably be classified under Neue Deutsche Harte but it is just so good. It is heavy, it is melodic, it is awesome! They use a violin a good amount in some songs and there is also a female singer in some songs also, who sounds amazing. There were only like two songs that were ok, the rest were amazing.
Fear Factory Demanufacture
This album definitely is ranked up there among one the best industrial metal (industrial death metal) albums that there is.
Gang of Four Entertainment!
Ghost B.C. Opus Eponymous
Hans Zimmer Black Hawk Down
Hans Zimmer The Pacific
Hanzel Und Gretyl Über Alles
This is some awesome industrial metal, it could probably be classified under the NDH genre actually. In terms of music, it is close to perfect with uniqueness and heaviness, but the lyrics can be stupid at times, still amazing though.
Hayaino Daisuki The Invincible Gate Mind of the Infernal Fire Hell
This is an epic album!! Thrash and grind combined at their best with many melodic elements
added in also. I applaud this band.
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Howard Shore The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore The Return of the King
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: Complete Trilogy
As a lot of people would say and myself, this is one of the best trilogy soundtracks out there.
Howard Shore The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
Ihsahn The Adversary
This is an amazing mix of uniqueness by Ihsahn. There are four and probably more genres of metal mixed on to this album, making it close to a musical masterpiece.
Immolation Close to a World Below
This is one of the heaviest Death Metal albums you will hear. It is just shear speed and brutal pounding riffs that will basically blow your ears away. This is also one of the best Death Metal albums you will hear.
Insane Clown Posse Riddle Box
Integrity Those Who Fear Tomorrow
James Newton Howard The Sixth Sense
While this soundtrack is composed with a traditional orchestra, James Newton Howard still makes the music amazing and unique that really fits the movie and is awesome to listen to by itself. He also does a nice job of adding a lot of horror elements in to give it intensity.
Jean Michel Jarre Oxygene
Jeff van Dyck Rome: Total War OST
This is a close to perfect soundtrack that really makes the listener feel they are in those
older times. It has both an old feel to it and Dyck also incorporates some modern elements
into it. Since this is a strategy game, it has a lot of battle music: some is faster
paced and some is slower paced. There is also slower paced music that almost has a sense of
travelling or restful feel to it. Now lets also not forget the songs that have the sound of
triumph, glory and celebration to them. Lastly, there are also two songs that have a female
vocalist singing and they sound amazing. Jeff van Dyck is definitely one of the more
unknown composers of video games, but he does a superb job on this soundtrack.
Jerry Goldsmith Alien
This soundtrack seems like it is ahead of its time. There are some weird sounds in it done by synthesizers, but it is mostly the what the orchestra does that makes this soundtrack so good. This soundtrack could definitely be considered a milestone in horror and suspense movie soundtracks.
Joel Goldsmith Call of Duty 3 OST
As much as people know the Call of Duty series now for it's famous online multiplayer and that the games now are only modern warfare or even futuristic warfare, plus Nazi zombies, the soundtracks of especially the old WWII games are incredible and greatly overlooked, let alone the games themselves. This soundtrack conveys all kinds of emotion from triumph to sadness to mystery and wonder. It is a near perfect soundtrack.
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kelly Bailey Half-Life
This is an incredible soundtrack with a mix of everything. It is mostly scary ambient,
there is also some just pure industrial that can be heavy at times on this, and there is
even a faster paced dance song. This is simply magnificent.
Kenji Yamamoto Super Metroid
Simplicity at its best. This soundtrack has an amazing space and sci-fi environment.
Killing Joke Killing Joke
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
This album would have been perfect if two thirds of the song "Moonchild" would have been cut out: the first one third of the song is perfect like the rest of the album. From the instrumentation to Greg Lake's vocals and lyrics, this album is a masterpiece.
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess OST
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head creates an amazing groove metal album for the their debut and it is near perfect. Pantera is definitely a major influence on this album with also a little Metallica influence on it. Occasionally the vocals could be a little too much like James Hetfield but not very many times; Machine Head still had a very original sound on this album.
Mayhem Out From The Dark
Megaherz Kopfschuss
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Mike Morasky Team Fortress 2 OST
The soundtrack is pretty short but it is classic spy music. Enough said. Plus, upon
hearing some of the themes of people, there is still a good mix of variety in terms of the
music. It is mostly spy music but there some different sounds to it also.
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
An amazing classical piece! Modest Mussorgsky rules!
Modest Mussorgsky A Night on Bald Mountain
Mussorgsky does it again with a fabulous classical piece.
Morbid Angel Covenant
Nader Sadek In the Flesh
As much as the concept and themes look weird at first behind this album, the music is incredible. It is close to a modern death metal masterpiece. To know why this album is so good, just look at the line-up of band members and guest appearances on the album.
Naked City Naked City
This is a beautiful sounding album. It is just a fun listen with all the styles
incorporated on it. It is simply awesome!
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
For NIN's most experimental album, it worked well and it never became boring in its sheer length either. Nice job Reznor!
Nino Rota The Godfather
This is an extremely simple soundtrack in terms of instrumentation, but it is so effective. This is just an amazing soundtrack.
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Parrhesia For Everything to Be Consummated...
Parrhesia creates an amazing album in the length that it is (about 7 minutes). Between the grind and more soft post-rock parts, they are woven together almost perfectly.
Pest Blasphemy Is My Throne
Good old school black metal that is modern. I heard a lot of Darkthrone influence on the sound of the album.
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
This album is so unique: I thought it was just going to be just Hardcore Punk, which it was and was quite good, but it also incorporated so much more that I would have never expected. Even the last song was not expected because it is completely opposite from how the rest of the album sounds. This is a complete classic.
Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings
Simple and repetitive but effective music. Robert Johnson rules the blues!
Slayer South of Heaven
Solar Fields Mirror's Edge Original Soundtrack
Another one of the best electronic soundtracks I have heard.
Soundtrack Resident Evil: Afterlife
Stahlmann Stahlmann
Strapping Young Lad City
Strapping Young Lad has the aggression, the heaviness, and the industrial vibe but not quite the rvariation. There were only two songs on the album that really brought something different from rthe rest to the table especially in changing his vocals up a little ("AAA" and "Room 429") but that is OK. In the end, upon second listen of this album, it has quickly changed into something magnificent.
Styx The Grand Illusion
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sufjan Stevens is awesome on this album. He makes such unique, beautiful, sad, happy, and whatever else on the album through his voice, voices, or just the instruments. All the lyrics are extremely meaningful also. It is magnificent!
Sybreed Antares
This is one of the best heavy industrial albums I have heard. While it is intense and
djenty, Sybreed, once again, does what they do best with this form of music: add melody and
lots of it along with other elements to keep their music entertaining and interesting.
The Chariot One Wing
The Contortionist Exoplanet
This album is definitely not just deathcore, there are a lot more elements on it also. What makes this album excellent is just because they are able to combine all these genres (technical death metal, progressive metal, little bit of djent, and some metalcore) really well where it never became old.
The Doors The Best of The Doors
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Streets Original Pirate Material
This is an amazing hip-hop album! Mike Skinner is an excellent rapper that can combine good humor that is not extremely over-the-top but be so introspective and genuine at the same time in his lyrics. Almost every beat was entertaining also.
Thorns Thorns
Thy Catafalque Tuno Ido Tarlat
This is such a weird and unique album, but it is still amazing.
Thy Catafalque Roka Hasa Radio
This band is just amazing and soo unique. It is like industrial black metal with other elements. Also, I love the female clean vocals on this album.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
This is a 3 hour beautiful, dark, and ambient masterpiece! An amazing experimental soundtrack!
Ulver Perdition City
This is one of the coolest experimental albums I have heard!! Great mix of everything on here.
Vangelis Blade Runner Soundtrack
Verwustung Beyond The Watercolor Sunset, We Feel New Life
Vreid Kraft
Yes 90125

4.0 excellent
...and Oceans A.M.G.O.D.
While this band has been more symphonic black metal in the past, they make some good industrial black metal also.
16 Horsepower Sackcloth 'n' Ashes
311 311
Love the energy, attitude, and creativity on this album. It is great combination of alternative rock, hip hop, metal, and reggae.
7 Angels 7 Plagues Jhazmyne's Lullaby
7 Angels 7 Plagues Until The Day Breathes...
As much as the vocals on this album seem a little overproduced, there is nothing wrong with them. It seems funny to start with criticism but that is everything for the potentially negative side. Now for the positive side, BOOM!! Awesome metalcore! Sophomore album is going to be even better.
7 Seconds The Crew
A.M.S.G. Anti-Cosmic Tyranny
This is a very impressive classic sounding black metal album with a modern edge on it.
Aaskereia Mit Raben Und Wolfen
This is really awesome folk black metal, enough said.
Abigor Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)
This is an underrated black metal album here coming from the second wave. Abigor has excellent black metal sound that has some female vocals and synthesizers in songs, but still maintains the rawness also.
Aborted Goremageddon
Abysmal Torment Epoch of Methodic Carnage
What an awesome brutal death metal album that has groove with intensity and consistent speed. The majority of the riffs are killer and the drumming is quite good. The production on the album fit the music well. It did seem kind of pointless to have two vocalists because there is basically no difference in the growls between the two. Funny thing is that even though this is brutal death metal, there is a distinct breakdown in one song. Overall, amazing brutal death band that more people need to check out.
Abyssal Denouement
Adjentist Reach For The Sky
This is an impressive djent release. This band stays true to the roots of the genre but
also adds other elements in to make themselves have a unique sound. Lastly, this album has
a consistent heaviness, but it is not so over-the-top that it is grinding on the ears, like
some djent albums can be.
After The Burial Rareform (Re-release)
While this album can be very breakdown heavy, the band still maintains a sound that does not get extremely old. All the breakdowns are fairly interesting and pretty heavy. Aside from that, the music as a whole seemed original and once again, was enjoyable, especially for a djent album.
Alexandre Desplat The King's Speech OST
Desplat does an excellent job making this a very eloquent soundtrack: it is a great blend of original classical music, along with two Beethoven songs at the end, and it just all comes together to fit the movie well.
American Head Charge The War Of Art
Amesoeurs Ruines Humaines
Amazing black metal with a post-punk vibe and is fueled with lots of emotion (especially the last song).
Angel Witch Angel Witch
Awesome NWOBHW album. Angel Witch Angel Witch Angel Witch Angel Witch to make this soundoff long enough.
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
This is a very interesting release on the experimental side of metal. It sounds like theatrical black metal that could be found in a play or of something like that.
ART 238 EMPIRE OF THE ATOM - A Scienterrific Tale
For being industrial deathgrind, this is very solid and enjoyable. The industrial vibe is not extremely strong, but it is enough to make for a fairly unique sound.
Assuck Misery Index
Assuck Anticapital
To put it in simple terms, this album is grindcore and death metal put together really well. Awesome release!
Assuck Blindspot
Astronoid November
This is amazing black metal/shoegaze! Everything was excellent, but the two big highlights are the nice clean vocals and screaming vocals.
Ataraxie Slow Transcending Agony
This album has a great combination of Death metal and Funeral Doom. Ataraxie blends the two genres together very nicely. Each song is actually very long but they kept my attention.
Atticus Ross The Book Of Eli OST
Bad Brains I Against I
Bad Religion Suffer
This a excellent punk album. Bad religion set out to do what they wanted to: combine Hardcore Punk with catchy lyrics and vocals. It is a very fun album to listen to. I will admit that it almost seemed a little to catchy all the way through for punk, but it still worked well for the most part.
Bauhaus In the Flat Field
These guys really know how to make a creative and experimental post-punk album! This album seems ahead of the time.
Benea Reach Monument Bineothan
Bernard Herrmann Taxi Driver: Original Soundtrack Recording
A really good jazz-oriented soundtrack. It kind of had a Godfather feel to it also.
Between the Buried and Me Colors
This is a great progressive metal album but individual songs can be to long at times. They had so many amazing ideas for the album that they fit into songs, but I wish the band would have split up the ideas into a few more songs.
Black Hole Generator Black Karma
For a more modern industrial black metal band, they know how to keep the music interesting. What an amazing and unique album.
Black Sabbath Greatest Hits 1970-1978
Blacklodge Machination
This French band really needs more attention in the black metal world, because they create
some amazing industrial black metal. The French know how to do it the best!
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta I:Fathers Of The Icy Age
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Brian Head Welch Save Me From Myself
Brian Tyler Far Cry 3 OST
Fairly powerful and unique soundtrack for an amazing video game. It has good mix of slower, fast-paced, and electronic elements on it. The best song is still the main theme both at the beginning and end.
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Burzum Filosofem
Burzum Burzum/Aske
Burzum Burzum
Bush Sixteen Stone
Awesome grunge here! It was very enjoyable. The last song on the album is definitely a little bit of twist in how it almost sounds more like punk than grunge.
C418 Volume Alpha
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma
This is a "Monolith" quality album, if not better. While the sound on this album could remind people of "Humanure," it is a more refined version that has greater brutality and musicianship. This is a hidden jewel of Cattle.
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity
For Cattle Decapitation's newest album, this is definitely their best. It maintains the heavy, aggressive, and fast sound that they are known for, but also has a little bit more of a melodic touch to it on some songs.
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Cephalic Carnage Exploiting Dysfunction
While Cephalic Carnage is extremely pot-crazed and that one message can seep into a lot of the lyrics, the album also shows they are one of the more original deathgrind (hydro grind) bands out there.
Charlie Clouser Saw
This is a really awesome industrial and ambient score. Even the songs of other various
artists fit well in the soundtrack.
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Circle Jerks Group Sex
Great punk. Fun and energetic album. Kept my attention.
Circle of Dead Children Human Harvest
What an awesome grindcore release. It is heavy and fast but does not lack variety.
CKY Volume 1
Clint Mansell Moon
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet & Mogwai The Fountain
Coalesce Functioning on Impatience
Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening
Code Resplendent Grotesque
An excellent progressive black metal release. It does not add anything to the genre but it is still very solid.
Code Augur Nox
A very enjoyable progressive black metal release. Instrumentally, it is interesting. Vocally, the singer has nice cleans and growls. The one criticism of this album is the production: it can make the music kind of bland at times and the vocals are in the background way too many times where they should be in the front of the music. Code has a lot of potential.
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria has a sound on this album that sounds appealing and is, but does not become old to listen to. Instrumentally, this album was amazing with a good amount of variation between the heavier and softer parts, also they have nice guitar work. Vocally, their singer was impressive with the levels he can sing at, especially on the higher notes (he actually mostly does higher notes).
Control Human Delete Terminal World Perspective
This is awesome industrial black metal with some ambient elements added in. It also has a nice space feel to it.
Converge Jane Doe
It is amazing instrumentally, there are some especially cool guitar riffs and it is heavy, but the screaming vocals could be often annoying sometimes on some songs. Still, Converge creates an excellent album.
Crooked Necks Ruins of Resurrection
What an excellent blacken post-punk release with hints of shoegaze elements added in as well.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young So Far
Crossbreed New Slave Nation
Cyanotic Transhuman
Dark Funeral In The Sign...
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
For an introduction album into Black Metal, it was pretty enjoyable and sick, it definitely had its high points and low points. Some high points would be that the riffs and drums were awesome on certain songs, especially the first two songs. A low point would be that, yes, Black Metal bands are known for their long songs, which I could tell on this album. Now this could be taken negatively or positively, but on the topic of the long songs on this album, Darkthrone could have probably split the songs into more songs with how many tempo changes and sound changes there are in some individual songs. Overall, excellent Black Metal Album.
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Darkthrone Frostland Tapes
Darkthrone A New Dimension
David Bowie Low
Wow! David Bowie makes some really really cool music and this album showcases his talent well. I can definitely see where the album has some pretty major influence on the post-punk genre also. Lastly, the experimentation makes the album very unique and interesting.
Dc Talk Intermission
Dead Congregation Purifying Consecrated Ground
Dead in the Dirt The Blind Hole
This is an excellent grindcore album, especially for the time it came out, which is this year. Dead in the Dirt makes an impressive effort.
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Human
Deathstars Termination Bliss
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Decapitated's debut album is excellent death metal. They have an original sound that does
not sound like a lot of generic death metal. Every element of the album was excellent. Now
some could think that it was weak for them to do a Slayer cover of "Mandatory Suicide" as
their final song but it was quite good, it did not subtract from the album in my opinion.
Decapitated Nihility
On this band's second album, they made another solid technical death metal release. Nice job!
Def Leppard Vault: Greatest Hits 1980 - 1995
Deftones White Pony
Demilich Nespithe
Depeche Mode Violator
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
What HevyDevy creates here is a machine of an album that is so powerful and chaotic that it can lose itself many times and go all over the place which are the only negatives. Other wise, this is still a very solid and fun album if you don't mind the schizophrenia.
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
One of the most relaxing albums I have heard in my entire life. I almost fell asleep but in a good way.
Die! Still
As a band in the Neue Deutsche Harte genre, there are definitely many influences of already existing bands in the genre that can be heard on this album, but [Die!] also manages to make a fairly unique sound for themselves. This album also has a nice heavy sound to it.
Dio Holy Diver
DIR EN GREY The Marrow of a Bone
DIR EN GREY DUM SPIRO SPERO
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Discordance Axis gives out great intensity on this album in the Grindcore genre. The album is quite short, but it is pure and raw speed with fierce high-pitched vocals that surprisingly never got annoying or old.
diSEMBOWELMENT Transcendence into the Peripheral
One of the best albums of death and doom mixed together out there. It has a very sinister and dissonant sound to it.
Disgorge (Mex) Chronic Corpora Infest
Disma Towards the Megalith
This is some awesome doom and death metal. Disma has a very slow, dirty, and crunchy sound all the way through to make this a heavy album.
Dissection The Somberlain
Dodheimsgard 666 International
Being an industrial black metal band, Dodheimsgard creates an extremely unique album here. This work has a sound that may make you say "WTF?" at first, then you may love it or hate it. I really did find this album enjoyable, but the one criticism that people may have with it is that it seems kind of random and all over the place at times (this really did not bother me a lot).
Dodheimsgard Satanic Art
This is an amazing EP that is good itself, but it would also lead into Dodheimsgard's masterpiece LP. The last song on this album is even the same piano tune that begins 666 International, so it is a perfect intro.
Dodkvlt I
Dang! I am surprised this black metal band is not more on the map in the music world. This
band plays black metal with experimental elements added it and the production of the album
is also quite good.
Dodkvlt II
Dornenreich Nicht um zu sterben
Really good melodic black metal with folk elements and is heavily guitar influenced (hints the strong melodies on songs). There is also a lot of good acoustic guitar and keyboard parts.
Down NOLA
Downthesun Downthesun
It is too bad these guys could not have made more albums because this is fresh in the nu-metal world.
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind
Drottnar Welterwerk
Echo and The Bunnymen Crocodiles
Awesome original post-punk album! Echo and the Bunny men bring "cool" into their music with this album.
Eisbrecher Eisbrecher
Eisbrecher Eiszeit
Eisbrecher Die Hölle Muss Warten
Eluveitie Ven
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
There is not much to say about this album other than it is simply Elvis Presley!
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Brain Salad Surgery
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Trilogy
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emperor Emperor
Emperor does an excellent job on this EP: it is raw black metal with a melodic side to it. If you like Satyricon and Darkthrone, you will really enjoy this EP.
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved really did a good job on this album making it progressive black metal. Both the growls and clean vocals sounded really good, which is a cool part about the album.
Entombed Left Hand Path
Entombed truly did create an original sound for themselves. This album is just pure classic
Swedish death metal. It also keeps attention very well.
Fear Factory Obsolete
Fear Factory has a very enjoyable industrial metal sound on this album: it is both heavy but also melodic which is a very enjoyable combination.
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation
Deathgrind + Japanese girls playing the instruments/doing the vocals = awesome!
Focus Focus II
Really nice prog rock album that deserves more attention. The songs "Hocus Pocus" along with the 23 minute "Eruption" are classics!
Front 242 06:21:03:11 Up Evil
Good industrial here, the whole album kept my attention for the most part. A couple of songs got repetitious but the album was still excellent musically.
Ghost B.C. Infestissumam
These guys just continue to impress with excellent releases.
Godflesh Streetcleaner
An excellent industrial metal album that creates an impressive atmosphere. The influence of this album as being one of the first of the genre can definitely be seen in virtually everything, but I especially loved the sludgy guitar riffs.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gorguts barrages the listener on this album with a heaviness that is what technical death
metal should be like but also throws in weird elements, particularly classical/soundtrack-
like, that add a uniqueness to the album. The classical/soundtrack-like parts, including a
whole song, were awesome!
Grave Sick Disgust Eternal
For Grave's first demo, they make an awesome classic death metal album that has their unique touch to it.
Green Day International Superhits
Green Day American Idiot
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Grendel (ITA) Beowulf
This is awesome black metal that has a lot of folk influence on it as well. Grendel is also
unique from other black metal bands because of their lyrical themes and background: A lot
black metal bands have used Lord of the Rings as a big influence in the music and lyrics,
but Grendel decided to use the story of Beowulf as a heavy influence on their music. Even
though this band is from Italy, I am surprised more people have not heard of or listened to
this excellent black metal band.
GridLink Amber Gray
This is an awesome Grind album that is more modern of course but still carries the intensity of Hayaino Daisuki and Discordance Axis.
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Hans Zimmer Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Hans Zimmer Thin Red Line
This is another one of Hans Zimmer's fairly unique soundtracks. For a war movie, it had a different sound from a lot of others.
Hans Zimmer Gladiator (Soundtrack)
Hans Zimmer Inception
Hans Zimmer The Dark Knight Rises
Hans Zimmer Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Hardingrock Grimen
What a very cool album of Norwegian folk tales and tunes that still have the old edge to them with beautiful fiddle playing but also have a modern edge to them, thanks to Ihsahn and his wife. There is even spoken word on here and for once, it did not become boring even with it being in another language.
Harry Gregson-Williams The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe
Harry Gregson-Williams Call of Duty 4: Mordern Warfare OST
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
There is so much to this album! There are a ton of ideas on this album and they fit well together. It is a good combination of post-rock, ambient, industrial, shoegaze (big part), and noise rock.
HELEL A Sigil Burnt Deep Into The Flesh
It is amazing of what music comes from relatively unknown bands: this one knows how to make heavy and insane industrial black metal.
Hetfield & Hetfield Tidal Wave Dreams
Hiss Tracts Shortwave Nights
A well done post-rock album that can create some scary landscapes or just good ambiance.
Hopesfall No Wings To Speak Of
Horde Hellig Usvart
This album is first of all amazing for one reason: it is Christian Black Metal. That is
right and the music is excellent also. If I purely were to listen to this album with out
looking at the lyrics, lyrical titles, or knowing absolutely nothing about the band (One
man), I would already say that it reminds me a lot of Darkthrone and that it has sound that
can definitely, no question at all, compete with all secular Black Metal. Horde is the
Christian version of Burzum, because a long with Burzum (Varg), Horde also rules as a one
man band. Along with the powerful message, there are some pretty cool guitar riffs on this
album. Overall, excellent album!
How to Destroy Angels How To Destroy Angels
This is like a new more modern version of NIN. It is quite good and the addition of female vocals (Trent Reznor's wife) is awesome.
Howard Shore The Two Towers
Ihsahn After
Impaled The Dead Shall Dead Remain
While the cover of this album might imply Impaled is just another stupid death metal or goregrind band that is a joke, their music says otherwise. They have some good talent in musicianship to back them up with an album that consists of good death metal with grind elements added in also. They have a sound kind of similar to Aborted.
In Extremo Weckt Die Toten!
In The Woods... Heart of the Ages
An interesting and unique debut by a black metal band.
In Vain The Latter Rain
Infestus E x | I s t
Insane Clown Posse Carnival of Carnage
Insect Warfare World Extermination
Awesome right-in-your face Grindcore here! It only lacks variety occasional times and the rest is consistently amazing.
Inside Out No Spiritual Surrender
For a hardcore band, these guys are pretty awesome for sadly one release. I love hearing Zack de la Rocha in this style of vocals, but I can see how this influenced his later style in RATM. He yells with passion and emotion.
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
This is some excellent modern post-punk. It was interesting and unique, plus Interpol adds a new edge to the post-punk sound.
Into the Moat Means By Which The End Is Justified
This is awesome technical metalcore. It is definitely sporadic and all over the place adding in many additional music elements, which makes it unique, along with its intensity.
Jack Wall Mass Effect OST
James Horner Braveheart
James Horner Enemy at the Gates
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Jeff van Dyck Medieval II: Total War OST
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Jeremy Soule Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack
A beautiful and epic soundtrack that goes well with the game and by itself also.
Jerry Goldsmith Von Ryan's Express / The Detective
Jesper Kyd Borderlands OST
Jesu Jesu
John 5 Songs For Sanity
Though I do not have a problem with Marilyn Manson, John 5 was truly held back in the band. With this being his second solo album, this work really showcases his talent as a guitarist both in skill level, and in his ability to create excellent songs from quite a few different genres. This album has an amazing amount of variety on it from industrial metal to rock to country to bluegrass and back to industrial metal.
John Murphy 28 Days Later Soundtrack
John Murphy Sunshine (Soundtrack)
Underworld and John Murphy make a really good soundtrack here.
John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark (Soundtrack)
John Williams Schindler's List
John Williams Saving Private Ryan
John Williams Lincoln
Johnny Cash 16 Biggest Hits: Johnny Cash
Joy Division Substance
This is an amazing compilation of virtually all the Joy Division songs that were not on full length albums except for like one ("She's Lost Control").
Joy Division Love Will Tear Us Apart
The always amazing everlasting single of this band.
KEN mode Entrench
Kevin Max Stereotype Be
Kevin Max does an excellent job on this album in making it interesting. He experiments with many sounds and even some different genres on it, plus he himself is interesting vocally. Production and musicianship were virtually spot on. Where this album had weaknesses was just on about three to four songs because of the lyrical themes or the lyrics in general. The rest of the songs made up pretty well for the weaker songs.
Kickback Les 150 Passions Meurtrieres
This is an awesome metalcore album! This french band knows how to make it the right way. You also gotta love the vocalist of this band, he has higher screams that are intense but nice also.
Killing Joke Pandemonium
Killing Joke Democracy
Kitezh Antitheist
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
This is amazing compilation of a lot of the best Zelda soundtrack songs but of course all of them are not included, which is where I was a little bummed.
Korn Korn
Kow Otani Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth
Kristallnacht Warspirit
This album is actually really good. Everything about it is black metal, but it is really the more melodic side of the genre, so if you are a fan of melodic black metal, you will probably like this album. The drum beats can definitely be repetitive on this album but everything else was just about good.
Kristallnacht Blooddrenched Memorial 1994 - 2002
Kvist For Kunsten Maa Vi Evig Vike
La Division Mentale L'extase des fous
A very solid industrial black metal release with some new elements for uniqueness.
Lamb of God Sacrament
Landing Feet First Landing Feet First
This is an amazing release that has many musical elements to it. Aside from the music, the lyrics are extremely meaningful and the vocalist sings/screams them in way that is full of incredible emotion (most notably on the song "Ham Sandwich").
Lard The Last Temptation of Reid
What a weird combination of musicians to make up this band, but it makes for a very interesting album that is awesome. The actual music is like industrial thrash metal and even industrial punk at times.
Led Zeppelin Early Days/Latter Days
Leonard Rosenman ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND OTHER RARE ROSENMAN
Even though I know Rosenman primarily for his music in the Combat! series, there is a lot of good soundtrack material here to give you a taste of him. Now going back to the Combat! material, the shame is that there is only 19 minutes of it on this CD, but it is supposedly the only recovered material of music he made for the 1960s series. This is a rarity for any future or new Leonard Rosenman fan.
Limbonic Art Moon In The Scorpio
This is really really good symphonic black metal. Enough said!
Living Sacrifice The Hammering Process
Living Sacrifice Reborn
Los Jaivas Alturas de Machu Picchu
Very enjoyable progressive rock album from a Chilean band that also brings their own cultural elements in it.
Lostprophets The Fake Sound Of Progress
Love and Death Between Here And Lost
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Machines of Loving Grace Concentration
Even though this band came out around the time when NIN was extremely popular, this band managed to differentiate their sound and make some good industrial rock with especially interesting lyrics in some songs.
Magazine Real Life
If this is not one of the first post-punk albums, that would be crazy. Also, this is one of the most unique and interesting albums of genre. Lastly, I especially love a lot of weird synthesizer work that is incorporated in the music.
Magrudergrind Magrudergrind
Manes Under Ein Blodraud Maane
With this album, Manes is definitely an overlooked band in the Norwegian black metal scene. The album is excellent raw and melodic black metal with a good industrial vibe to it also.
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Massive Attack Mezzanine
Mayhem Chimera
Mayhem Deathcrush
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Judging by the artwork and concept of the album, which I love, I was really looking for forward to this album and it did not disappoint upon finally hearing it. Mayhem has always had their own sound that no other black metal band can really come close to imitating and this album has definitely pushed that unique sound further. Every band member has shining moments on the album but they all still work together to produce an excellent album as a whole. One little note is that this is definitely a cleaner mayhem sound-wise.
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
Meathook Seed Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
This Meathook Seed album is awesome industrial rock/metal and it definitely brings something new to the genre as a whole. Interestingly enough, the vocals on this album remind me of Deftones and even Smashing Pumpkins at times.
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Megaherz Wer Bist Du
Melechesh The Epigenesis
Merciless The Awakening
Merciless brings a fierce and "Merciless" death metal album. The album is full of hate and rage. The best aspect of the album is the guitar riffs.
Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Metallica Load
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Cliff 'Em All
mewithoutYou Ten Stories
Michael Giacchino Call of Duty OST
Michael McCann Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Mike Morasky Portal 2: Songs to Test By OST
Mike Morasky continues to make excellent soundtracks for the video games of Valve. This one
is quite unique and has many elements to it. It is a very electronic, techno, and ambient
oriented soundtrack with some occasional pure orchestra elements to it. The only criticism
is with the ambient parts of the soundtrack, they sometimes go on for a little to long and
start to sound more like typical background music for the game, the rest of the soundtrack
is amazing to listen to in or out of the game by itself. Lastly, this soundtrack has the
classic song on it "Still Alive," which is probably one the best songs in the history of
video game soundtracks.
Ministry Rio Grande Blood
Minor Threat Complete Discography
Minor Threat Out of Step
Minor Threat In My Eyes
Minor Threat Minor Threat
Fast, fun, energetic, short, to the point, Hardcore Punk.
Mirrorthrone Carriers of Dust
Misery Index Heirs To Thievery
This album is very self-explanatory. It is just really solid death grind.
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
This is simple but effective metalcore that is powerful.
Misery Signals Controller
Misfits Bullet
Mississippi John Hurt Last Sessions
Mitochondrion Archaeaeon
Mnemic Mechanical Spin Phenomena
Mogwai Young Team
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Mortification Scrolls of the Megilloth
Motley Crue Greatest Hits (2009)
Mutiilation Vampires of Black Imperial Blood
Myrath Tales of the Sands
This album goes to show that no matter what place a person or band is from, the music produced can still be amazing. Really good progressive metal that brings the Arabian culture in also both instrumentally and vocally.
Nails Unsilent Death
Nails Abandon All Life
Nas Illmatic
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Definitely some fresh and new progressive blackened death metal. It holds such a powerful but beautiful sound to it that it ends up being a good finished product, just the powerful sound can almost be a little too much occasionally.
Necrophagist Epitaph
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Neo Inferno 262 Hacking The Holy Code
Neo Inferno 262 makes an interesting release with this being industrial black metal combined with some techno and electronic elements also. They use quite a few samples from various films, which could be annoying to people, but I think they all worked well in the music.
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurotech Blue Screen Planet
Neurotech blends electronica and metal extremely well. Totally agree with Crysler!
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
Nirvana In Utero
Nonpoint Recoil
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Numb Death on the Installment Plan
These guys make industrial music that is very interesting and not too over-the-top: the music has an appealing sound that is not too mechanical.
Obituary Slowly We Rot
This is an awesome death metal classic. Obituary makes a unique and original album that ralso combines influences of many other metal bands. While there is only one Chuck rSchuldiner, John Tardy has very similar vocals to him and the riffs/beats are influenced by rCeltic Frost and Slayer (Guitar solos mostly). Still, close to perfect.
Obsidian Kingdom Matter
For this bands first EP, they play very simplistic black metal that is pretty heavily guitar
focused and it turns out to be really good and original. Simplicity=progression=awesome.
Omfalos Cotton Candy Rendezvous
OOMPH! GlaubeLiebeTod
OOMPH! Sperm
For the album that is considered to be the first Neue Deutsche Harte album, this is excellent. Musically, this album is amazing: it has the heavy guitars with a lot of synthesizer work also. Lyrically, not quite as good, in fact a little bizarre. There is definitely a lot of influence in this album. OOMPH! is awesome!
OOMPH! Wahrheit Oder Pflicht
OOMPH! Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute
Opeth Still Life
Ovid's Withering Scryers Of The Ibis
Everything is very unique about this album. This band is the most impressive with how many genres they combine on the album. Enough Said.
Panopticon Panopticon
This is some seriously good black metal! Lyrically, it is also different from virtually all other black metal bands, which is in a good way. The most positive aspect of the album to mention is the production quality: it is close to perfect for this album and it is just extremely likable in general.
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte
As much as this album was really long, it was also excellent black metal. I had a hard time listening to it in the beginning because it was literally just the sound of blowing wind and the winter air for a long time, but now I realize that was an introduction into what was to come, which was amazing black metal, plus ambient. Like all black metal, the production quality was very bad and simple, but it never got old. All the melodic elements of this album could still be heard very well, despite everything else. I will put it this way, imagine yourself stuck in a cabin in a forest and you are there the whole season of Winter just staring out the window. At night, you hear death shrieks, growls of all sorts, and finally you cannot sleep. When the little light of the sun finally comes up, it is the silent and ambient morning of day. The season of Winter finally ends and the album ends also.
Peccatum Lost in Reverie
While the album is very awkward at times, and Ihsahn can sound a little like Marilyn Manson also (yeah, I know), Peccatum manages to make a very good release that combines black metal, industrial, and classical together well.
Peste Noire La Sanie des siecles - Panegyrique de la
This is very interesting black metal with an experimental edge. With how these guys sound, they should do well on a split with Diapsiquir.
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
For a band of this genre, they are really quite good on this album.
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard
There are a couple of things I love about this album along with other grind albums I have heard: the songs are short (for the most part), heavy, and to the point. This makes the songs that much more interesting and not repetitive. I also like the freaky intro and freaky finale of the album, good stuff.
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Planes Mistaken For Stars Fuck With Fire
This band combines the two genres of emo and hardcore really well on this album, which creates a unique sound for the band. Lyrically, they are short and to the point. Musically, they have nice guitar work and good drums but the vocals can be a little covered by the music at times. That is not too much of a negative.
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
For some reason, this album was a little hard to listen to at first then I started to like it more. Amazing metalcore in a short period of time!
Public Image Ltd First Issue
Everything about this album is weird but awesome post-punk! Also, if you are looking for a band that really emphasizes the bass, look no further (the bass riffs are so catchy and amazing on this album).
Putrid Pile Collection Of Butchery
This is some awesome brutal death metal with grind elements added in also. Another plus is that Putrid Pile consists of one man, and he definitely seems to know what he is doing on this album in creating good death metal.
Queen Greatest Hits
Quincunx Quincunx
Radiohead OK Computer
For the major rock band like Radiohead and this being their most praised album, they deserve the praise they get. Everything about the album did not seem overrated.
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Ram-Zet Intra
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rammstein Rosenrot
Rammstein Live aus Berlin
Rammstein Völkerball
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Rammstein Lichtspielhaus
Renounced Conditioned from Birth
Reverence The Asthenic Ascension
An industrial black metal album very much in the vain of Blut Aus Nord.
Rotersand War On Error
Rotting Christ Satanas Tedeum
Rudimentary Peni Farce
Samael Passage
The best way to describe this album is it is awesome blackened neue deutsche harte!
Satyricon Nemesis Divina
Satyricon Dark Medieval Times
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
This is awesome pop-punk! Honestly, I do not like a lot bands in this genre that much because they just seem to have an overly appealing sound to them (it becomes tiring after a while), but this album by Say Anything is different. Musically and vocally, it is still very good, but it definitely has that appealing sound that can become tedious. Now what makes this album different and keeps my attention are the lyrics, they are actually quite stupid and sometimes inappropriate at first look, but they ARE extremely creative and make you think what the deep down meaning is if you look at them more closely.
Sectioned (UK) Outlier
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Set Fire to Flames Sings Reign Rebuilder
Set Fire to Flames is very much in the vain of Godspeed but also adds on more to be original in the post-apocalypse style. In fact, their name fits what they have done perfectly: they make a bigger fire even though there are already flames. :P
Seth Les Blessures de lAme
Very impressive symphonic black metal album. Seth adds a lot of great melody to their sound and has some progressive elements on the album that are not expected but fit in well with the whole.
Shining (SWE) II - Livets Andhallplats
Awesome black metal that stays true to the roots but also is kept interesting at the same time.
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sigur Ros ( )
Excellent Post Rock. This album is very relaxing and calm, yet you can still hear the music building into a climaxes. Also, it is interesting how the singer just uses his voice to add to the music: He is not actually saying words, or at least ones that are not understandable.
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Sinai Vessel Labor Pains
The music is good but Lyrics! Lyrics! Lyrics! Some of the most interesting I have seen.
Sithu Aye Cassini
Excellent progressive metal album. This album consists of good controlled instrumental djent. There is some really nice guitar work here.
Skitliv Skandinavisk Misantropi
I am surprised more people do not know about this band, not because they are just related to MayheM but also because of the their unique sound. This is Maniac's band so that is how it is related to MayheM. It is an excellent album. The only criticism is yes, Maniac can become annoying sometimes whether it is he himself or the electric covering he uses over his voice occasionally.
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Show No Mercy
Slayer War at the Warfield
Slayer Divine Intervention
Slipknot Slipknot
Sodom In the Sign of Evil
This is an amazing blackened thrash metal release. For being released in 1984, this seems ahead of its time with many of its elements, especially the intensity and speed on this EP.
Sodom Ten Black Years
Soundtrack Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Soundtrack Napoleon Dynamite
Soundtrack The Hills have Eyes OST
While the inspired songs are good, Tomandandy compose some nice ambient horror music that
has very interesting parts.
Stabbing Westward Darkest Days
Stahlhammer Feind Hört Mit
Stahlhammer Opera Noir
For Stahlhammer's most recent release, this is quite impressive. Gary Wheeler is the vocalist on this album (Stahlhammer's first vocalist) and he is always enjoyable. As for any album by this band, you will hear some cover songs on it (they have done covers on all their albums in the past) that always seem to be really good (interesting to say at the least), the heavier industrial side (pure Neue Deutsche Harte), and even songs that almost have a happy mood to them that are industrial. Stahlhammer just brings a lot of variety to the table with this album.
Stahlmann Quecksilber
Stahlmann Adamant
For Stahlmann's latest album, this is a close second to their first. This is what NDH is
supposed to sound like but with originality.
Staple Staple
Starlings Valid
This is honestly an amazing alternative rock band from London with this debut. The vocalist is from New Zealand but sounds like the English version of Trent Reznor, which is an addictive voice to have.
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Static-X definitely does a great job of combining Industrial and Nu-metal together on this
album while keeping a good main industrial sound. This is a very enjoyable album.
Steven Price Gravity
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Styx Paradise Theater
Styx Pieces of Eight
Subhumans Rats
For quality punk music, this album had lots of variety, making it exciting and not sound like typical punk music.
Suffocation Human Waste
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
This is an essential album to the death metal genre and the sub-genre, brutal death metal. There are some big highlights worth mentioning. The unrelenting speed and heaviness of the drums are incredible on this album. The other big highlight of the album is Suffocation's vocalist, Frank Mullen, he has one of the strongest death metal growls I have ever heard.
Suis La Lune Heir
Interesting, Interesting, Interesting. It is hard to describe this but as really quite good.
Sun of Nothing The Guilt Of Feeling Alive
Sun of the Blind Skullreader
I am not sure what to say about the album. It is pretty awesome atmospheric black metal with some ambient and shoegaze elements. It definitely has a creative and unique sound.
Supreme Beings of Leisure Supreme Beings of Leisure
This is a nice trip hop release that stays true to the roots. Simple as that.
Sybreed Slave Design
While Sybreed can be compared to Meshuggah because both have heavy sounds with djent riffs, Sybreed adds so many more enjoyable industrial elements and actually has a lot of melody that is quite addictive to the album.
T.S.O.L. T. S. O. L.
This sounds a little underrated and looks like it on Sputnik but this EP is some good punk; the EP is really short but the fast energy and shear speed was kept the whole album.
Taake Hordalands Doedskvad
Tally Hall Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Ted Nugent Ted Nugent
Nugent is in the house with a classic album and the classic song "Stranglehold."
Television Marquee Moon
Tenhi Vare
Terminal Choice Übermacht
As Terminal Choice's most recent release, this is a very dance-oriented Neue Deutsche Harte
album. Almost all the songs are very catchy in both instrumentation and vocalization. The
lyrics are simple, may be a little stupid at times, but the fit well in the songs with
everything else. Overall, excellent album if you are in to the dance side of industrial
metal.
Testament The Very Best of Testament
The Axis of Perdition Deleted Scenes From Transition Hospital
The Axis of Perdition make some good ambient industrial black metal with a very scary edge on this album.
The Beast of the Apocalypse Henosis
What a brilliantly dark and sinister release by this band. It is basically black metal with
a fairly good amount of doom elements added in, along with some good melody. The album
keeps interest up and is fairly unique. While every part is perfect for black metal, the
vocals on this album can be described as a pushed-more-in-the-background version of the band
Dragged into Sunlight at times which is awesome.
The Chameleons Strange Times
The Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...
The Contortionist Apparition
The County Medical Examiners Olidous Operettas
Very interesting group that can bring the early sound of Carcass back to life. As in the review, this is Hospitalcore. lol
The Crucified Take up your Cross
In terms of the crossover thrash and hardcore world, this album is great musically and
vocally and that is all. It does not add anything new to the genre, but it keeps up good
speed and intensity. Where this demo triumphs over any other work of the genre is in the
lyrics: they are so passionate and among some of the best Christian lyrics I have seen (Mark
Salomon is an incredible writer!).
The Cure Disintegration
A good post-punk album with a gothic edge to it, not much more to say.
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
This was a very enjoyable album. Being Dillinger's debut, I can see why it earned them so much fame. The album has the good type of chaos in the music and it is so unpredictable, which is really cool (each song kept me wondering every time).
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
This album is an excellent mix of both chaotic and mellow metalcore along with other elements added in also. It is brilliant!
The Doors Strange Days
The Faceless Planetary Duality
This is really good technical death metal, it never became annoying to listen to. The album
is a little random in some parts but it still sounded amazing.
The Locust The Locust
The Locust makes some unique grindcore with this debut. The biggest difference in their album from other bands is the addition of a keyboard, which does wonders and affects the heavy and aggressive sound positively.
The Morningside The Wind, The Trees And The Shadows...
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Raincoats The Raincoats
What a post-punk band with such a lovable sound and it is full of females. Very cool album here!
The Secret Luce
Just a very impressive metalcore album here, enough said.
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
Upon listening to the band's debut, they seemed to have a boring sound to them but this album has made up for that and brought new elements to the post-punk genre. The album makes the genre more alternative and fun, especially in the lyrics. I also love the very country sounding song on this album.
The Tumbled Sea Songs By The Tumbled Sea
The Tumbled Sea melody/summer
The Twilight Sad Forget The Night Ahead
The World is a Beautiful Place... Formlessness
"The World is a Beautiful place and I am no longer afraid to die" shows themselves to have a very unique sound on this EP, combining Emo and Post Rock. They make the combination work really well together. It also has a very relaxed sound to it also, which is nice.
The World is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
This Will Destroy You Young Mountain
An interesting, relaxing, enjoyable, atmospheric, post-rock album.
Thomas Newman Shawshank Redemption
Thomas Newman Skyfall
Thou Tyrant
This is a good combination of black metal, sludge metal, and occasional post-rock. The album is really heavy but also manages to have a good amount of mellow parts.
Thou Shalt Suffer Into the Woods of Belial
While the masters can make the greatest black metal album of all time, they can also make very solid old school death metal at the same time. This is a great compilation of all the early releases of Thou Shalt Suffer.
Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death
Time To Burn Is.Land
This album is amazing! The band creates one of the best atmospheres I have heard. It is so bleak and disturbing yet beautifully made at the same time.
To Separate The Flesh From The Bones Utopia Sadistica
This is not an extremely innovative album in the world of grindcore but that is exactly what it does not have to be because it stays true to the roots and that is how it is an awesome album.
Tool Opiate
This is some awesome metal! Not much more to say.
Training for Utopia Plastic Soul Impalement
This is a great Metalcore album. What is amazing about it is just the raw and heavy production, but with surprisingly clear vocals with a powerful message. Kept my attention up, I was only a little bummed at the end when there was literally silence for a good amount of the last song for a long time, this did not take too much away from the rest of the amazing album but it was a little disappointing still.
Trampled By Turtles Palomino
Trampled By Turtles creates a very fun folk/bluegrass album with this one. It has a lot of variety on it from very fast and sort of loud to slow and mellow.
Trenches The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole
A very impressive post-metal release by a relatively new band.
Trent Reznor Quake OST
Trent Reznor creates a very good ambient soundtrack for the video game "Quake." Now whether people are fans of being scared when they are listening to something, that is another question, because this soundtrack could potentially be one of the scariest soundtracks you will hear in your life, at least in my opinion.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross The Social Network
Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
If there is one type of sound that Tom Gabriel Fischer has always been good at creating, it is the heavy sound, especially in his guitar riffs. Good Celtic Frost heavy type album.
Tycho The Science of Patterns
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
While this album relies on breakdowns sometimes too much in parts, it was still an enjoyable listen. The first half of the album is better than the second half but both still worked fairly well.
UNKLE Psyence Fiction
Vangelis Chariots Of Fire
Vangelis utilizes synthesizers and pianos very well to make this an interesting soundtrack and create the iconic theme of the movie.
Ved Buens Ende Written In Waters
This is very interesting progressive black metal. A big aspect that I can really appreciate about it is that there no focus on just one instrument (bass can even be heard well which is rare in black metal). The weakness of this album is the vocals are not extremely amazing, they are just OK (cleans and screaming).
Veles Night on the Bare Mountain
Venom Black Metal
Vestiges The Descent Of Man
While the whole album is mostly awesome, the ambient sections are the best.
Vinterland Welcome My Last Chapter
Excellent melodic black metal! There is actually nothing on this album that stands out, but as whole, it is good.
Vreid I Krig
Vulcano Bloody Vengeance
The Brazilians do it right when it comes to making some good extreme metal. This album to say the least is awesome thrash metal, but it has death and black metal elements also. Well done Vulcano!
Vulture Industries The Tower
This is so cool and unique. I love the sound that this band has to offer!!
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows
Nice, long, harsh, beautiful, and scary atmospheric black metal!
Weissglut Etwas kommt in deine Welt
This is just an amazing NDH album by a band that definitely brings something new to the table with their unique sound. This band is also on the heavier side of the genre.
Wendy Carlos The Shining OST
While Wendy Carlos is one of the many artists on this soundtrack, he creates very good horror themed music that is quite intense and scary. The whole soundtrack is really good but the horror parts are amazing.
Windir Soknardalr
Wire Pink Flag
Really awesome punk album that keeps the energy of genre but also has its own creative
elements.
Wovenhand Woven Hand
A unique brand of country that has gothic and folk elements also.
Wrong Memories of Sorrow
This is some awesome modern black metal. This band has a lot of potential.
X Japan Vanishing Vision
Xasthur The Funeral of Being
This is very good atmospheric black metal. The only problem is that some of the songs end way to early, like they were just cut off, particularly the songs with the names of "intro" and "outro." They sound like they would have turn into great songs, then they just end sadly. Still very good album though and by the way, this album is very melodic also.
Yes Relayer
Yes The Ladder
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zao (Self-Titled)
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here
Very heavy Zao album. Compared to the old stuff, this album is still very good. It can be a little repetitious here and there but for the most part it kept my attention.
Zeromancer Sinners International
Zyklon World ov Worms
This is some awesome industrial blackened death metal!
Zyklon Aeon
Zyklon Disintegrate
Zyklon has had consistently excellent releases before this one, but it tops the others with most variety.

3.5 great
...and Oceans The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts
While this album can be long and repetitive, it is still good symphonic black metal with a few industrial parts. They use the keyboard and piano really well in songs.
0N0 Path
An interesting industrial album that has metal, death metal, doom metal, and even some black
metal elements in it. It also has some ambient.
A Black Rose Burial An Awakening of Revenants EP
Man, this is definitely one of the more weird and random albums I have heard. It just
combines so many genres of music, which are deathcore, grind, ambient, and even a little
jazz. Now one criticism of the album is that the band uses sound clips sometimes at wrong
times and it can ruin the mood of the music or just feel too random. Really interesting
experimental album here!
A Hope For Home In Abstraction
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Aborted The Purity of Perversion
For Aborted's debut album, this is really good. There is not a crazy amount of variety on the album, but it is heavy and aggressive brutal death metal. If you like the deep guttural growl of Suffocation's vocalist, Frank Mullen, you probably like at least some of the vocals on this Aborted album because they sound similar. Other than may be the lack of variety, one problem that people may have with this album is that the band uses media samples before each song starts and the album ends in a media sample, I did not find it to be too much of problem (some of the samples were definitely interesting).
Aborym Generator
Absurd [GER] Blutgericht
Absurd brings out a very unique Black Metal sound, technically NSBM, that is definitely different from other Black Metal bands. They sort of have a little bit of of an In Extremo sound just it is Black Metal. Still, they maintain a very original and actually fun sound for themselves.
Acumen Nation Transmissions from Eville
Acumen Nation has a fairly good industrial metal sound for their debut album but it did lack some substance though there were still some amazing songs.
Adele 21
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alcest Le Secret
This is good melodic black metal that also has some mellow relaxing parts that are not black
metal. It was interesting in the beginning of the album to hear a woman singing in a black
metal part, her voice was a little weak because of the music overpowering it, but that is OK
for the most part, still cool though. One criticism of the album is that the transitions
between the mellow parts and and black metal parts seemed a little fast at times.
Alexandre Desplat The Tree of Life Original Soundtrack
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
This album is definitely experimental and atmospheric to the core, which makes it a very unique album that is fairly enjoyable. The negative of the album is that it is too heavy at times, leaving no room for needed melody, and it begins to take a toll on the listener's ear.
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns
Amon Amarth brings out a good effort on this album and comes out with a kind of generic sound that has excellent moments, but the rest of the songs are good (there is nothing wrong with them, they just sound a little generic). Amon Amarth definitely still makes some good viking metal (melodic death metal)!
An Isle Ate Her Phrenia
One of the most obnoxious albums ever that still rocks.
Anaal Nathrakh The Codex Necro
Very interesting black/grind release that has a consistent heaviness to it. This album lacks some variation, but it is still good.
Angry Samoans Back From Samoa
The songs end too early and quickly, I know this is punk, but these songs have a very sudden ending unlike other punk songs, plus they are still good songs. Some can have little variation but the majority of the songs on the album kept attention up. I also like a lot of the humor on this album.
Antidote (USA-NY) Thou Shalt Not Kill
While the genre of hardcore is already aggressive, Antidote seems more aggressive like they are between the genres of hardcore and thrash metal on this album. The album definitely has a constant sound with some variation but it still can become repetitive, that is not too much of a negative.
Ash Borer Ash Borer
This is good black metal album, yet it incorporates elements from other genres also, like post rock and some ambient. It is also pretty melodic in some parts. The only problem is that the screaming vocals seemed to be really faded out of the music; they are very light, that can be typical of black metal, but these vocals seemed to be harder to hear than usual, at least in some parts of the album. There are only three songs but the third song would be the best of the album, it is also the longest. The first two songs are good, but third is where the most variation is shown and is the best musically.
ASP Hast Du Mich Vermisst?
This is some pretty good Neue Deutsch Harte or other words, New German Hardness. If you are a fan of Depeche Mode or heard anything by them, this album could potentially remind you of them. It also has a sort of gothic sound or feel to it, which definitely adds some potential interest. Lyrically, this album holds some of the typical themes of bands in the New German Hardness genre. Overall, very good album.
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Barenaked Ladies disc one: All Their Greatest Hits
Bathory Blood Fire Death
This is great blackened thrash metal with more folk influence to it but it still felt like the band underachieved when it could have been a lot better.
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy
Behemoth And the Forests Dream Eternally
This album is actually a very good black metal album. This is an early Behemoth album so it is when they were doing strictly black metal, not blackened death metal.
Beherit Drawing Down the Moon
Musically, meaning instrumentally, this album is an amazing black metal album; it is the type of black metal that I love, which is the type with the Celtic Frost kind of sound. I heard a lot of Celtic Frost influence on this album. Where I had some problems was with the voice, it is computer-altered most of the time, which I typically do not like, but this time it was OK, but what really bothered me is that it overpowered the actual music a lot. This album is amazing musically and OK vocally.
Bergthron Verborgen In Den Tiefen Der Wälder...
Birds in Row You, Me, and the Violence
Black Flag Damaged
Black Flag Jealous Again
Black Heron Surgeon Simulator 2013 OST
This is quite an interesting soundtrack with humor and it fits the game well. While it holds unique elements, especially an old and corny feel to it in the music, it can become boring at times. Still, great soundtrack!
Black Tongue Falsifier
Falsifier barrages the listener with a heaviness and a anger that is not of most extreme
metal albums. Production aids the heavy sound by making it more sludgy, especially in the
guitar riffs and occasional melody can be heard more in the background that adds to the
heavy sound positively. While the constant chugging might become a little repetitious,
Black Tongue still makes a good effort.
Blackeye The Acts of Solitude
This is very relaxing instrumental post-rock that has some interesting sound bits that are used in the music also.
Blasphemy Fallen Angel of Doom
Blue October History for Sale
Blut Aus Nord MoRT
Burzum Daudi Baldrs
First of all, there is way too much hatred for this album. Just because Varg went
completely from black metal with some keyboard work to completely only playing keyboards on
this album does not mean people have to dislike it, in fact, the people who do not like this
album are probably "hardcore" black metal heads. This album can become a little repetitive
at times, but for the most part, it is good and relaxing music that has a good medieval
sound to it. It also conveys some different emotions.
Burzum Hlidskjalf
Burzum Aske
Burzum Fallen
Burzum Sol Austan, Mani Vestan
Even though Varg's earlier ambient/keyboard albums are really good also, this is his best one yet. Something tells me Varg will not return to creating black metal again but that is OK because if he continues to improve in creating these ambient minimalistic albums, then the next one should be predicted as awesome!
Butthole Surfers Brown Reason to Live
This is just a fun album to listen to. Butthole Surfers really established themselves with this first EP.
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness
This is not the greatest deathgrind but what matters is the massive influence on the genre that this album had. That is what Carcass did on this album.
Carnage The Day Man Lost
Carnage Infestation of Evil
Carnival in Coal French Cancan
This album is full of covers from other artists made into a creative, original new form and at times the covers are so weird where you will be like WTF??
Carpathian Forest Bloodlust And Perversion
This EP has kind of a early Darkthrone sound to it (Frostland Tapes), along with some Black
Sabbath doom influence on it also. It is fairly original sounding for Carpathian Forest's
first EP and it is basically black doom metal.
Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor
Cattle Decapitation gives a very good effort on this album. It definitely is death-grind that is crazy fast. The album does not have a lot of variation in it except for the last song and the first couple of songs, but each song seemed fairly enjoyable. Where this album goes into negatives is when some parts in individual songs become overly chaotic at times and as much as I love Travis Ryan as a vocalist, his vocals are a little overproduced on this album where they become hard to listen to occasionally. This LP definitely showed potential in Cattle Decapitation becoming better and that happened on their next album.
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
Circle Jerks Golden Shower of Hits
Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire Songs of Ill Hope and Desperation
There are parts of the album that can sound like any other grindcore band and then there are other parts where CTTTOAFF has their own unique sound, especially with the more doomy parts.
Closed Room White Bed Sheet
Closed Room Closed Room
This band brings a very interesting combination of music together on their first LP. Where
there are negatives is some of the transitions between different genres are a little messy
and some parts are kind of boring at times.
Controlled Fusion Incubation Time
If you are OK with extremely repetitive industrial techno, this is for you. In the end, there are some very interesting parts on this album.
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Crosby, Stills & Nash
Crossbreed Synthetic Division
Crosses Crosses
Really good atmospheric electronic album, but it can be boring at times.
Cryptopsy Ungentle Exhumation
Cultes Des Ghoules Häxan
Dark Funeral The Secrets of the Black Arts
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darkthrone Thulcandra
Darkthrone Land of Frost
Darkthrone's first demos are extremely underrated. As this one being their first, it is pretty good. They definitely experimented a lot on this one where there was some thrash, death, and black metal elements, but they mostly had an old doom metal sound on this demo (a sound a little like Black Sabbath). Also, what is incredible about this demo is that while they were experimenting with all these different genres, they still maintained an original sound.
De Infernali Symphonia De Infernali
If you want a weird combination of music and people involved, this could be for you. This is the only album that was released by this band but the band is the side project of Dissection's frontman, Jon N?dtveidt, along with his room-mate. The album is compiled of dark ambient and techno that includes orchestra, video game like soundtrack, and noise elements also. In terms of vocals, there are distorted speaking ones and some cleans also. Overall, very interesting album. Hopefully you were not thinking this but do not try and compare this to Dissection, it sounds nothing like them.
Deadstar Assembly Unsaved
While the some of this album is just good industrial rock/metal, there are still enough stand out tracks to make it great.
Deathstars Synthetic Generation
For Deathstars debut album, "Synthetic Generation" is not half bad, they mix industrial metal and metal well together, while adding some electronic and dance elements to the album as well. Even though they are not a German band, Deathstars could easily fit in the Neue Deutsche Harte genre of music. They still have a pretty original sound also. Occasionally the vocals on the album can be dull, but they are good for the most part. Still, very good release.
Demilich The Four Instructive Tales... of Decomposition
Demilich makes some awesome death metal with this first EP. Instrumentally, it is some of the best I heard in terms of especially the riffs but also the drumming. Where this EP goes slightly downhill is in the vocals, they're not bad, but they are the exact same the whole EP, which are the really low guttural sounding ones. Now in terms of recording, I know it was early for the band, but I feel they made the vocals also slightly too loud above the rest of the music in the mixing process. Demilich still rules!
Der Weg Einer Freiheit Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Diapsiquir Virus STN
Dimmu Borgir For All Tid
Dionaea Still
This album is quite good but the two genres just do not blend that well. Dionaea is definitely a very unique band and is full of excellent musicians, but Post-Rock and Grind do not fit together that well, or at least how they put the two together. The Post-Rock feel on the album felt very natural and was quit good, but when the Grind feel came in, it seemed out of place a lot. Still, very interesting band and album.
DIR EN GREY Uroboros
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed Asylum
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Dorthal eta​-​Earth
Good combination of djent and other progressive elements. One of the better djent releases I have heard.
Dying Fetus Purification Through Violence
Vocally and instrumentally, this is pretty good deathgrind, lyrically, it is very generic and over-the-top.
Dying of the Light Debut EP
Earth Crisis All Out War
Earth Crisis Firestorm
CHUG! CHUG! CHUG! core!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eisbrecher Sünde
Emperor Wrath of the Tyrant
For Emperor's first release, this is raw black metal that has the poorly recorded sound to it. Two songs also sound a little bit like some of Darkthrone's first demos. Overall, Emperor truly showed themselves as some of the pioneers of Norwegian Black Metal on this first release.
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) When The Sea Became A Giant
This is a very pleasant and relaxing EP that never got boring. It was a close 4. One thing that I really noticed on this album and about Emo in general that I really am beginning to appreciate is the Emotion shown both by the music and especially by the lyrics/vocals. This EP does a great job of conveying emotion.
Enthroned Carnage In World's Beyond
Enthroned does not offer anything new here, but they still make some good black metal on his album. There are a couple of standout tracks and the rest is good.
Erase the Grey 27 Days EP
Extol Undeceived
Feeling B Grun Und Blau
Filter The Trouble With Angels
Fimbulwinter Servants of Sorcery
This is good black metal that has a similar sound to like Darkthrone and a little bit to Celtic Frost.
Frost Like Ashes Tophet
Gallowbraid Ashen Eidolon
Gehenna First Spell
General Surgery Necrology
This is pretty good for a goregrind album; the earlier stuff is the best as shown on this album.
Ghost B.C. If You Have Ghost
Nice Compilation of covers here (some better than others). Also, great live version of the song "Secular Haze."
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gorgoroth Antichrist
Gorgoroth A Sorcery Written in Blood
Gorgoroth Promo '94
Gorgoroth sounds really good on this promo. They actually sound a lot better in raw demo form than on some of their actual LPs.
Grant Kirkhope Perfect Dark OST
This is a really good industrial soundtrack that has a very spy-like sound to it. Some of it can sound the same after a while but there are still many highlights and classics on this soundtrack in the songs themselves.
Grant Kirkhope Goldeneye 007: Original Soundtrack
Guns N' Roses Greatest Hits
Gustavo Santaolalla The Last of Us OST
Santaolalla really sets the mood for a post-apocalyptic video game with this soundtrack. It almost has a little bit of a hopeless feel to it but is also a very relaxing soundtrack. The soundtrack lacked some variety in songs, but it was still a very good release by Santaolalla.
Guttural Secrete Reek Of Pubescent Despoilment
With their debut album, Guttural Secrete show that they are better than a lot of newer
brutal death metal (BDM) bands. It is good BDM that could also be goregrind but the album
did lack some variety in the songs because they all kind of started to sound really similar.
Now there still were a few unique parts here and there but overall, it was just great BDM.
Hans Zimmer The Ring (Soundtrack)
While the majority of this soundtrack is pretty typical horror style music, the main theme
(first track) and the last three tracks branch out to make a more unique soundtrack. There
also was one to two tracks in the middle that did a little branching out but not that much.
Hans Zimmer The Last Samurai
Haunted Horses Watcher
I liked this album a lot and the sound on it is actually quite unique, it is just hard to get use to. It is just a weird combination of all sorts of genres.
Havohej Dethrone the Son of God
This is a really good raw black metal album. Instrumentally is where it is the best with good riffs and the drums are good also. Vocally is good also, the vocalist of Havohej does vocals that sound a lot like Nocturnal Culto of Darkthrone. The criticism starts with the songs, they all are good, but there are few standouts with more variation from the rest of the album. Also, the other criticism is in the lyrics and lyrical themes, they are the overly stereo typical lyrics of black metal (hate everthing about Christianity) where they just become corny in a way. If you have ever read the lyrics to some Sarcofago songs, the lyrics on this album are like those.
HellHammer Triumph Of Death
Hexis XI
One of the heavier releases of black metal and it is quite enjoyable.
How to Destroy Angels Welcome Oblivion
How To Destroy Angels's debut album seems even more experimental than their first EP but brings out some very interesting and unique industrial material. There is even a little bit of an indie sound in a few songs on the album.
Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut
Hypomanie A City In Mono
I Shalt Become Wanderings
This is nice suicidal black metal with good atmosphere. The album is definitely influenced by Burzum and it is very guitar oriented. One criticism is that the vocals can be buried too much with in the music at times where they seem pointless to have.
I'll Be An Empire Aquarius
This is a fairly good djent deathcore album. There is not a lot of extremely new, innovative material on here, but it was still really good in staying true to the genres.
Imperative Reaction As We Fall
This is a very good industrial album that has a lot of variation in terms of the instrumentation with unique elements. Where this album lacks (and Imperative Reaction as a whole also) is with the vocals, there is little to no variation in vocals where they can become old and boring after a while.
Imperative Reaction Redemption
Impetigo Ultimo Mondo Cannibale
This is definitely an interesting deathgrind release that holds some uniqueness, but it is
also lacking at times. Instrumentally, there is a lot of good and intense material on here.
Vocally, the album can go two ways: the vocals are different from a lot of other bands, but
they can also go a little too far where it is hard to take this band seriously. Lyrics are
another part where this band is just typical, plus all the sound clips used on this album
became annoying.
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
While this album can be overly brutal and rely on breakdowns too much at times, a sense of humor can still be heard and the majority of the music was quite enjoyable. Also, there is fairly good talent shown on this album.
Inquisition Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical...
For Inquisition's newest album, there is some great material on here. Everything was excellent and there were some very unique riffs but for the vocals, not so amazing (the vocalist literally sounds like Popeye from the old cartoon).
Inquisition Incense of Rest
This EP is raw, classic black metal! Inquisition has their own sound with some Celtic Frost, Darkthrone, and Sabbath mixed in. Also, if anyone wants to hear a surprise, the last song on this album was definitely unexpected.
Insane Clown Posse Ringmaster
Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
Jimmy Eat World Futures
The first half of this album is a lot better than the second half.
Johnny Cash American VI: Ain't No Grave
Joy Division An Ideal for Living
Joy Electric The Otherly Opus
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Kampfar Kampfar
This is actually a quite good first release that is black metal with melodic and folk elements in it also.
Kekal 1000 Thoughts of Violence
This is an interesting progressive black metal album that is filled with other elements
also.
Simple as that.
Kight Fight to Fly
Kight as a new band stays true to the roots of the pop punk genre but also has an experimental side on their debut that sets them apart. The more experimental parts are the first third and last third of the album where they add interesting electronic elements and other cool production tricks (the most experimental song being "Live Your Life" which was awesome). The middle third of the album is more just typical pop punk that does not add anything new to the genre but is still enjoyable for the most part. To be also noted, the female vocals on "Don't Go" were a great addition to the album and it would have been cool to hear them on more songs. Overall, very enjoyable album!
Killing Joke Killing Joke (2003)
Killing Joke Whats THIS For...!
Killing Joke Night Time
KMFDM What Do You Know, Deutschland?
KMFDM Opium
I find this to be a very interesting debut by this band. Yes, they basically have fun
recording whatever they want that is industrial. Fun release!
KMFDM Godlike
Koji Kondo Super Mario 64 OST
This is a very good soundtrack and just a classic one in terms of video games. There are lots of variety between the songs but some became kind of boring.
Koji Kondo Star Fox 64 OST
Korn Greatest Hits Vol. 1
KSK Sulphurous Domain
There is nothing extremely innovative on this album in the black metal world, but it is solid to the genre still.
Laibach Opus Dei
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Resolution
Led Zeppelin Best Of, Vol. 2: Latter Days
Lengsel Solace
The first three songs of the album seemed boring and a little generic, all the songs after those three were a lot better and had more variation. Lengsel definitely still has a good original sound on this album.
Leper End Progress
Letzte Instanz Ins Licht
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
Leviathan does a very good job on this album. There is lots of variety instrumentally, but vocally is where this album suffered: his vocals just became boring and annoying after a while, plus he was using an electric covering over them, which was tedious.
Living Sacrifice Inhabit
Locrian Return To Annihilation
This is a very interesting album. It is a combination of black metal, post-rock, drone, and noise rock. While the album was enjoyable and unique, where there are negatives is that certain songs went on for bit to long.
Loss of Self Demo
Loss of Self creates some very unique black metal here which is especially heard in the guitar riffs.
Loss of Self Twelve Minutes
Love Sex Machine Love Sex Machine
Let's have a filthy mud war and listen to some filthy, muddy music.
Ludicra Another Great Love Song
This is really quite an interesting album. Ludicra has a good black metal sound, but it seemed a little to bland at times. Now what made this album unique is all the little twists that the band threw into the music (the song "Why Conquer?" in particular). These little twists made them different in sound from a lot of other black metal bands.
M8L8TH By the Wing of Black
NS Russian black metal! This album is really good, but it does have some negatives. Instrumentally, this album is incredible! The songs have a great amount of variation in terms of instruments only. Where this album suffers is in the vocals, sure some people could say the vocals on this album make for some good hateful black metal, but they became so annoying after a while and any new listeners will hear why.
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Unto the Locust
The first half of the album is a lot better than the second half. The second half is good but the first half is what makes you say "This is awesome!"
Marduk Fuck Me Jesus
This is actually a very good Death/Black Metal album by Marduk that is, of course, if you do not mind the cover/name of their first demo. It maintains a brutal sound that is definitely more Death Metal oriented than Black with a hint of some Doom in it also.
Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Some of the first songs on the album were a little hard to get use to but the later songs of the album got a lot better.
Marriages Kitsune
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Mayhem Wolfs Lair Abyss
As the rebirth of Mayhem, this is great. They definitely did experiment with their sound some on this album, while still maintaining a little bit of the classic black metal sound. A lot of the newer more progressive side of Mayhem on this EP is literally an introduction into what would be expanded upon on the "Grand Declaration of War" album and "Chimera," just this EP is better.
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth United Abominations
Men An Tol Dead Trees
While the majority of this album is typical black metal, nothing special but still good,
where more variation comes in is in the first and last couple of songs. Plus, an added
bonus to this album is that there are some guitar solos also (3 at the most if I remember
correctly but probably two) that actually work well in the songs.
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Reload
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica The Videos: 1989 - 2004
Mineral EndSerenading
Ministry Greatest Fits
Misfits Earth A.D.
The album was a very good punk album. The middle of the album definitely was not as interesting as the beginning and end of the album. It occasionally had little variation but only for some of the middle songs. Still very good album that is fast and fun punk.
Mnemic The Audio Injected Soul
Pretty good album for the heavier side of industrial metal that has a good amount of melody
also.
Morbid December Moon
This is great death metal. Now if people are expecting this to sound like MayheM, they are wrong, it is nothing like MayheM. Also Dead on vocals is sounds good: his vocals are not quite as extreme or as harsh as when you hear him on vocals for MayheM, but he still does a good job. I will warn that the last song on the album gets a little weird vocally at the end but it is still good, just saying.
Morbid Year Of The Goat
Motionless in White Creatures
Wow! This album puts a really good twist on metalcore adding in industrial and goth elements. The many positives to this album are it has great intensity but with a lot of melody also, it has a reasonable amount of breakdowns (some are quite good) so it is not breakdown heaven, and the synthesizers/keyboards are played in a way that is not corny or too dance-like. The negatives are that it is overproduced and the lyrics/lyrical themes seemed limited at times.
Murder Construct Murder Construct
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
Mysticum In the Streams of Inferno
This is not a completely over-the-top industrial black metal album, such as Dodheimsgard, but it is fairly industrial influenced. Also for its time, it does well with keeping the true black metal spirit and sound.
Necrophobic The Nocturnal Silence
Nihilist Drowned
This was a close 4. As I have listened through the Nihilist Demos, this one showed the best improvement and I can definitely see how all this pretty good death metal would eventually turn into really good death metal by forming Entombed. There is definitely a progression to be seen and this demo being the best.
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Nile creates a solid death metal album for their first release, but with their own twist on the genre. They add this certain atmosphere to the album that makes it special and different from others.
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nirvana Nevermind
Nokturnal Mortum Goat Horns
Nonpoint Statement
While this album is limited in how it sounds because of the genre it is in, Nonpoint still does a fairly good job to add a little variety in certain parts. Vocally, the album can be obnoxious at times and musically, it holds a consistent heaviness with a few more mellow parts also.
Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath
First of all, Norma Jean did NOT cover or copy Botch on this album. Now Botch did influence this album greatly, along with a little Pantera influence also. Overall, Botch's "We are the Romans" album is a lot heavier and rawer than this album. Norma Jean added more melodic parts on this album and more breakdowns. Honestly, this is still a very good album, the songs don't have a lot of variety, which makes them a little repetitious, but there is still a lot of good material here.
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
O, Majestic Winter Defiling the Serpent's Temple
Of Solitude and Solemn Of Solitude and Solemn
Old Funeral Devoured Carcass
Musically speaking, this is good classic death metal, but what makes this band interesting is who it was composed of, including two members of Immortal and Varg Vikernes of Burzum.
Old Funeral Our Condolences (1988-1992)
This is a great compilation of the virtually all of Old Funeral's recordings. It mostly consists of good death metal, meaning above average, the best demo being "Devoured Carcass." There is also some live recordings which do not sound the best but they are what they are, plus who expects good recording quality for live recordings of this time? Now a cool add-on to this compilation is also the fact that towards the end of it, there are recordings that could actually be considered early black metal, which sound pretty good. Basically, the two highlights of the compilation are the "Devoured Carcass" demo and the few early black metal songs.
Omfalos Idiot Savants
Omfalos is a very interesting Brazilian extreme metal band with their debut. It is a combination of black metal, progressive metal, grind, metal, and a little industrial. While the majority of the album is really heavy, the last couple of songs of the second half are completely opposite and much lighter.
One Day As A Lion One Day As A Lion
A groovy EP here. It is like a less heavy version of Rage Against the Machine that is much more electronic. The band shows nice effort with this first release and potential for even better.
Oneirogen Kiasma
OOMPH! Plastik
OOMPH! Unrein
OOMPH! OOMPH!
OOMPH! Defekt
OOMPH! Ego
Opeth Morningrise
Other Masquerades Exaggerations of the Greater Good
Even though screamo is not a genre I listen to a lot, this band is very unique and the members have some really good musicianship to show in their music.
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Pantera Reinventing Hell: The Best of Pantera
This is a really good Pantera compilation, but it needed a few more songs from "The Great Southern Trendkill" most of all, there are also songs from other albums that should have been used. Still, good greatest hits CD.
Periphery Periphery
Perished Seid
Pinhead Gunpowder Shoot The Moon
It is good to here the old sounding punk of Billie Joe Armstrong again.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pitchshifter Industrial
This is a fairly overlooked album in the industrial metal world. Though it is not completely industrial metal, the industrial influence can still be heard, making it potentially one of the first albums in the genre. Pitchshifter is definitely up there in the pioneers with Ministry and Fear Factory with this album.
Plaggha XI
This is just fairly typical black metal that is great, nothing more.
Plini Other Things
The album has a nice atmosphere and shows some good talent on guitars
Profanatica Putrescence of... aka As Tears of Blood Stain the
This is like a mix of Black Metal and a little Death Metal, mostly black. The guitar riffs
grab some attention, but the guitar solos are not amazing. Every thing else is pretty good,
plus a bonus, this is an American Black Metal band and this EP came out in 1990, which is
pretty good, especially since all the good Black Metal was coming out of Norway at the time
and a couple of other countries, like Sweden.
Project 86 ...And the Rest Will Follow
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Regurgitate Effortless Regurgitation of Bright Red Blood
This is one of the better goregrind releases I have heard.
Repulsion Horrified
While this album influenced many bands and had a great impact for the time it was released in, there is still not much to it. There is little to no variation between songs. Despite the negatives, this album still accomplished the goal of having consistent speed and high intensity.
Revocation Teratogenesis
Revocation has a good death/thrash metal sound on this EP, but it seemed a little generic. Still, very good effort.
Romance of Young Tigers Marie
While this is great ambient, it is also the type that can send chills down your spine in certain parts. It could be the soundtrack to nothingness, fallout, or a zombie apocalypse.
Sarcofago The Laws of Scourge
Sarcofago improves greatly on this album compared to their debut album INRI. Everything on this album is better than their first, especially musical variety and not using all the gimmicks of their first album. There are occasionally times when the album sounds a lot like Sepultura, which is OK, but for the most part it had a good original sound that was mostly in the Death/Thrash Metal genre; there is little to virtually no Black Metal on the album.
Scale the Summit The Migration
First of all, Scale the Summit definitely has a very unique sound for being an instrumental metal band. At first when I was listening to this album, I was having a hard time really getting into the music because it is different but I started to become more use to the sound as the album went on. People definitely have to get use to the sound of this band to really like them, which is a little hard to do in my opinion.
Schandmaul Wahre Helden
Schwarzer Engel Apokalypse
For the genre of Neue Deutsche Harte, there is not too much new here to add other than may be this album has more of a power metal side at times. As Schwarzer Engel's debut album, there is very good material here, but they have a hard time breaking out of a constant sound throughout the album (there are few tracks on here that stand out from the rest).
Seppuku Paradigm Martyrs OST
Nice horror soundtrack. It is a little out of the ordinary compared to other horror soundtracks and the last song of the album is awesome.
Sepultura The Best Of
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
Signal The Firing Squad Earth Harvest
Consistently heavy deathcore that is fast virtually the whole album. Instrumentally, the band knows how to play with speed and be fairly technical. The vocalist is also quite good with some range and is very strong. The album can be a little too breakdown heavy at times but there are still some good ones (most impressive breakdown is on "Schematics of a Massacre").
Silber Hier Und Jetzt
Skillet Collide
Skillet Comatose
Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park
Cool industrial music that is unique, they use a lot of weird but cool sounds in the tracks. The only criticism is that songs could get boring after a while.
Slaughter Lord Taste of Blood
Slayer God Hates Us All
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot Antennas to Hell
Slivers of Silence Empty Sky
Soulfly Soulfly
Spawn of Possession Cabinet
Stahlhammer Killer Instinkt
Stahlhammer Eisenherz
Stampede to Timberline Tribulation
Storm Nordavind
This is a unique collaboration for all you Satyricon and Darkthrone fans out there. Most of the guitar riffs sound very much like Satyricon, but there is one riff that is the exact one from the song "Quintessence" off Darkthrone's Panzerfaust album. Also, there are no normal Black Metal vocals on this album: all the vocals on this album are clean singing and even include a female singing in some songs. This is a very good and unique album.
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Suicidal Tendencies Suicidal Tendencies
Sun of Nothing ...And Voices, Words, Faces, Complete the Dream
This is a very interesting blackened post-metal release that also has elements of crust on
it. While there is a fairly good amount of variation on this album, some parts sound
similar and the vocals can be slightly too much at times.
Sunn O))) Black One
For the sake of variety, I definitely thought the album was above average and I enjoyed parts of it. I will say that Dark Ambient is not completely my type of music, but it still did incorporate a tiny bit of black metal sounding elements into the songs, mostly the guitar. I will also say that if you are into creepy sounding music that actually makes you feel fear, this album will probably be for you. Overall good album.
Svart Crown Profane
Not bad for blackened death metal with other elements added in for uniqueness.
The Birthday Massacre Looking Glass
The Burial In The Taking Of Flesh
There are some excellent songs on this album but there are others that sound extremely similar and become tedious with constant speed and intensity that goes no where (only to become annoying after a while). Still, not a bad death metal release for 2013.
The Crucified Nailed
the GazettE Cockayne Soup
The Music The Music
The Smiths The Smiths
This is pretty good, but it is boring musically the majority of the album. It is definitely overrated.
The Stills Logic Will Break Your Heart
Everything on this album seemed just to be good where there were some standout songs that
were excellent and that is about all.
Thomas Newman Finding Nemo Soundtrack
Thou Shalt Suffer Somnium
Ihsahn should try composing soundtracks with an album like this. It is neoclassical music with some experimental parts. May be Ihsahn will compose soundtracks when he becomes too old to play amazing metal music.
Twelve Tribes The Rebirth of Tragedy
Underworld dubnobasswithmyheadman
This is really good for what it is, but it is extremely long and repetitious.
Upon a Burning Body The World Is Ours
Fast, heavy, and brutal. That is how to describe this album, plus it has some good breakdowns, but it does not rely on breakdowns, which is good. The drumming is very good and fast, the vocals are also very good, and the lyrics are definitely fun, but interesting also. The one thing that disappointed me is how they decided to end the album with a not quite as heavy song, in fact, the last song is actually the least heavy song on the album. I mean it seemed like an OK conclusion but still a little out of place. Overall, a very good Deathcore album, Upon a Burning Body knows how to do play it right. This album was so close to a 4.
V 28 SoulSaviour
V 28 NonAnthropogenic
Pretty good blackened death metal. Not too much more to say.
Wardruna Runaljod - Yggdrasil
Watain The Essence Of Black Purity
Whitechapel This Is Exile
This is actually a very good Deathcore album. It has a lot of heavy riffs, plus pretty good breakdowns, and the vocals are pretty good also, they can just a feel a little overproduced a little at times in the album. There are also a couple of songs on the album that end way too abruptly, but most of them were still good.
Wolf Parade At Mount Zoomer
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Wormrot Abuse
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Zao Parade of Chaos
Zao The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
Zyklon-B Blood Must Be Shed
A relentless barrage of raw black metal from a quite unknown band with major members.

3.0 good
Aborym Worshipping Damned Souls
Aeon Aeons Black
American Football American Football
Ash Borer 2009 Demo
Being the first release of Ash Borer, this is good but nothing great. It started out great and then became boring. It started to have no direction, which made it start to become bad. Also, the vocals are pointless on this album, along with other Ash Borer stuff: they are too faded out by the music where I would rather hear an instrumental version of the album. If the band is using the vocals more in an atmospheric sense, it still does not work that well.
Attention Say What You Mean What You Say.
For alternative rock, this felt fairly generic but there were some interesting parts. Enough said.
Aubrey Hodges Doom 64: Official Soundtrack
Aubrey Hodges makes a good classic video game soundtrack here, but there are still flaws to it. The positives (good moments) to this album are that there is definitely some scary, but unique dark ambient music that has a lot interesting samples used in it here. Also, the non-ambient stuff like the theme, finale, and menu music were classic to listen to. Where this album was lacking was the sheer length of the soundtrack, particularly in the ambient songs. Because the majority of the ambient songs were so long, they started to lack variation and became repetitious where it was tiring to listen to the whole track, I still did though. Old video games like Doom had long songs or songs that would repeat themselves and that is OK for the game, but listening to the long songs on their own are definitely harder to enjoy. Hodges still made a good effort here that was memorable.
Bathory The Return......
The first half of the album was fairly good blackened thrash metal, the second half was OK but nothing special.
Bella Morte Where Shadows Lie
It is filled with some interesting moments then the rest of the album is all the same sounding and is quite boring.
Black Flag Nervous Breakdown
For how short this album actually is, it is good for early punk. It is not the best punk ever but it is still good.
Blasphemy Blood Upon the Altar
Nothing special for Black Metal. It was kind of boring. Not much more to say.
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
The first half of the album had a lack of variety and was boring but the later songs on the album towards the end where a lot better and enjoyable to listen to.
Bloodbath Breeding Death
This is pretty generic for the genre of death metal.
Cage The Elephant Cage the Elephant
Cancer Death Shall Rise
Carcass Reek of Putrefaction
While this record is important to the grindcore (whatever name you want to call it) genre with its brutality and intensity, it still lacks variety at times, along with the not so good production.
Cattle Decapitation Homovore
Cattle Decapitation Humanure
This is actually a very controlled release by Cattle Decapitation, it definitely is not as fast or chaotic as a lot of their other albums. It still has typical elements of Cattle, the biggest ones being the over the top lyrics (some are better than others) and the signature vocals of Travis Ryan. The most notable criticism of this album is that vocals are still a little overproduced (there are other negatives, but they are not too big).
Cephalic Carnage Halls of Amenti
Christophe Beck The Pink Panther OST
What this soundtrack consists of is pretty typical spy music, occasionally really cool songs, and of course, the classic main theme (probably rehashed throughout the soundtrack more than it should have been). Overall, not bad.
Combichrist Everybody Hates You
Damageplan New Found Power
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
First of all before anything else, Fenriz and Nocturno Culto sounded like they had a lot of fun making this album (they did not have worry about being so uptight and "hardcore" as they were in their old days of black metal) and showing who influenced them greatly. Their effort in making true, classic metal was good, but nothing great. There was definitely some very good moments on this album, but the rest was OK. Sometimes I felt like I would rather just listen some the old classic metal bands themselves. Still, good effort by Darkthrone, I hope they can come out with more stuff like this that sounds more original than this album.
Deafest 2010 Rehearsal Tapes
This is just some nice and simple instrumental black metal that is pretty melodic. There were three songs and they all kind of started to sound the same after a while, but they were all still fairly good. One problem with this album is the drums, they can overpower the rest of the music sometimes.
Deftones Koi No Yokan
There are some unique and really good songs on this album but the rest became uninteresting and boring.
Disillusion Back To Times Of Splendor
There is a lot of potential on this album but the band could not break the wall of making this album awesome with that potential. It is an overrated album.
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Indestructible
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
This album starts on top of a hill and then goes down at a slight decline with very few little hills.
Epitome (POL) SupeROTic Performance
This is nothing special in the grind world and there are only a few highlights.
Ether Depraved, Repressed, Feelings
Exhumed Necrocracy
Frank Klepacki Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Soundtrack
Guns N' Roses G N' R Lies
Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard The Dark Knight
Hatebreed Satisfaction Is the Death of Desire
This is definitely the best music I have heard by Hatebreed. Now this album is good, half of it seemed kind of boring, the other half of it was really good and interesting.
Immortal Blizzard beasts
Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Impending Doom Nailed. Dead. Risen
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko
Insane Clown Posse The Amazing Jeckel Brothers
Insolentem IED (Improvised Explosive Demo)
John Powell The Bourne Ultimatum
While there are some cool elements on this soundtrack and the ending theme is unique, the rest of it is a little too upbeat and always action oriented, which left for little variation.
John Williams The Patriot (Soundtrack)
King Dude Burning Daylight
KMFDM Nihil
KMFDM Vogue
Mae The Everglow
While Mae writes some very meaningful and moving lyrics on the album, the music is not to that point. The vocals became monotonous to listen to and instrumentally, the album was interesting up to a point.
Marduk Panzer Division Marduk
Mayhem Grand Declaration of War
MDC Millions Of Dead Cops
Overall, this album is above average. It lacks variety in the songs, they all sound similar to each other except for some songs, which those certain songs were really good. It was kind of boring actually. MDC also has a good sense of humor in their lyrics and makes them extreme which is enjoyable.
Medieval Steel Medieval Steel
Metallica S&M
Metallica Live At Grimey's
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Mezzerschmitt Weltherrschaft
While this album definitely shows the potential of the band, it is also lacking in some areas. It had an interesting sound combining black metal, metal, and industrial. The problems are, despite all the interesting elements, it just had no direction a lot of the time and as much as people would think the samples the band used fit the album, they seemed out of place.
Misfits Horror Business
Mortal Treason Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood
Mortiis Født til å Herske
Mutilator Immortal Force
For all those pure thrash fans out there, this album is for you. It is definitely above average to some of the thrash metal bands coming out of the 80s but the songs still did seem to get repetitive after a while with the fast tempos and in the vocals. Some songs varied more than others in their sound but it was still a pretty constant thrash sound the whole album.
Napalm Death Scum
Newsted Metal
It has been a long time since Jason Newsted has been anywhere on the metal map since he left
Metallica. This EP was good but not great. It is what it is and he definitely shows some
of his old influences on this EP: they are mostly Black Sabbath, Motorhead, and yes,
Metallica. I definitely am interested to see what he comes out next with his new band. It
is definitely good to see him back on the map with this EP.
Nihilist Premature Autopsy
Nihilist Only Shreds Remain
Nine Covens On the Coming of Darkness
For black metal, there is nothing over-the-top special or different about this album compared to other bands of the genre, it was fairly typical. Now what made the album still enjoyable was the songwriting and the slight variation.
Ninnghizhidda Blasphemy
As much as my friend and I agreed that this album is generic sounding, it still sounded pretty interesting, at least in the beginning, then it kind of went no where. The album became boring after a while and just became an OK melodic black metal album.
Old Funeral Abduction of Limbs
Old Funeral The Fart That Should Not Be
Ploy for Extinction Prophets of Dissension
Possessed Seven Churches
Ramones Ramones
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Sacramentum Finis Malorum
Dissection's little brother who cannot live up to the older brother's legacy, at least on this EP.
Showbread No Sir, Nihilism Is Not Practical
The band definitely has unique sound on this album but the sound can also go a little overboard and be annoying at points. There were definitely still some standout tracks.
Sinai Beach Immersed
Skillet Invincible
Skillet Alien Youth
Skillet Awake
Slint Spiderland
This is good for what it is, but it did not hold enough substance to really be made into anything big. Definitely overrated.
Snapcase Progression Through Unlearning
Soilwork The Living Infinite
This album started out weak on the first disc with very few notable moments and then became stronger on the second disc. Overall, it still had kind of a generic sound with an OK amount songs where it broke out of the typical sound.
Soundtrack Resident Evil: Music From and Inspired by Movie
Some of the various artists are good and others are not amazing. What I wish could have been on this album is more original motion picture songs, created purely for the movie; Marilyn Manson does a very good job making what few original songs there are and the main title track is just awesome.
Stahlhammer Wiener Blut
Stone Temple Pilots Core
While this album is good, what keeps it alive are individual songs (4-5 songs that stood out).
Styx Edge of the Century
Tanzwut Tanzwut
While there is some good material on here, a lot of it became boring at times.
The Angelic Process Coma Waering
While this album was interesting in certain parts, it also lacked substance and felt a little too demo like.
The Axis of Perdition The Ichneumon Method
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
There were some interesting and good songs in the beginning and middle but the album still lacked variety in the majority of the later songs. The album just became repetitious to listen to as songs went on.
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
Vocally, this EP is only enjoyable with the low-pitched screams or with deep growl, the high-pitched screams are annoying. Instrumentally, this EP is pretty good.
The Ocean Aeolian
The Saddest Landscape Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross
This album was really good instrumentally, especially in the more mellow parts and also I could say in the screamo heavy parts. I liked the mellow parts a lot actually, they just seemed different from other emo bands I have heard. The heavy parts could be a little too chaotic at times, but they were still good for the most part. I actually wish this band would have done more softer stuff on this album. Now for the vocals, they were good up to a point with all the emotion in them, but then they started to become a little annoying after a while.
Thrawsunblat Vast Arboreal Sky
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
Thyrane Travesty of Heavenly Essence
The album has some really awesome songs that stand out and then the rest are nothing amazing.
Twisted Sister Stay Hungry
Ulver Bergtatt
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Void (NJ) Decoding the Messages of the Drones of Halogen Lig
Von Satanic Blood (demo)
This demo sounds like a combination of early Beherit and early Darkthrone (on their demos), but I can see how this is influential on the whole genre.
Woods of Belial Deimos XIII
Zeromancer Eurotrash

2.5 average
Absurd [GER] Thuringian Pagan Madness
ACxDC The Second Coming
This is OK, but the vocals on this album become really obnoxious after while. Instrumentally, it was still good (definitely fast and aggressive). The movie samples were also cool sometimes.
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Honky Reduction
Alien Syndrome 777 A.S. 777
For industrial black metal and everything that you can do with in the genre, this is just
average sounding. There were only 2 slightly shining moments on the album.
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Bathory Bathory
Honestly this is just ok thrash metal. I would love to say this album has influence on the early black metal scene but it just does not. So basically it is just another thrash metal album that is just ok, nothing special to add to the genre. Plus, the recording quality is just horrible where it can be annoying after a while to listen to it. Yes we all know poor recording quality is a trademark of black metal, but it does not become annoying when listening to it most of the time.
Beherit Necronomancy
Burzum Umskiptar
Cattle Decapitation To Serve Man
Cattle Decapitation Human Jerky
Days Of The New Days of the New
For Days of the New's debut album, it felt slightly generic to the genre, plus it became boring and tedious as the songs went on because there is not a great amount of variation on the album.
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
This album just felt sort of generic, it has that certain trying to be appealing sound to it with the typical lyrical themes of bands like Escape the Fate. The album also lacked variation, the later half of the album was a little better than the first half, but it still was not amazing.
Fear The Record
Gorgoroth Pentagram
Overall for a black metal album, this is not that amazing, there were only two songs that were interesting and kept my attention, which were "Rituals" and "(Under) The Pagan Megalith." The rest of the album was boring or ok. Also the vocals got annoying to listen to after a while.
Immortal Pure Holocaust
Compared to some of the Black Metal bands coming out of Norway around this time of the second wave, Immortal does not compare on this album. There is little variation on this album making it boring in a sense. It is just average Black Metal.
Immortal Immortal (Demo)
As the first demo of Immortal, this has horrible production and is Death Metal. Parts of it sounded pretty cool and interesting, but most of it was not very audible or at least a lot of the smaller details could be hard to hear because of the production once again.
In Flames The Jester Race
There was nothing that was that amazing on this album, it was mainly boring in a way.
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Kings of Leon Because Of The Times
Kings of Leon have a good amount of talent instrumentally, making a very nice relaxing and alternative sound in the music depending on the song. Vocally, they are not so good, Caleb Followill's style became of annoying because it just seemed too whiny and trying too hard to be catchy on a lot of their songs.
Last Days of Humanity Hymns Of Indigestible Suppuration
Last Days of Humanity is basically your typical goregrind band on this album.
Instrumentally, the music actually was good for the majority of the album. Everything else
is negative like the the generic song titles, generic lyrics (I assume and know, I don't
even have to look at them), generic samples used from films, and the vocals can be described
as oink! oink! oink! Piggy!
Marco Beltrami The Hurt Locker OST
Mastodon Leviathan
I did not find anything that amazing about this album, it just became boring after a while.
Mayday Parade Tales Told By Dead Friends
This is alternative rock so it is going to have an appealing sound which can be a little annoying, plus lyrical content seems boring and just about girls, at least from what it sounded like to me.
Mayhem Pure Fucking Armageddon
We all know that black metal is supposed to have horrible recording quality but this album
is just bad in terms of recording quality, which made all the songs have little variation.
Now this is of course was the first MayheM demo to come out, so what can people expect.
MayheM is still awesome.
Merciless Death Evil In The Night
This album sucks, but in an interesting way. It is typical thrash, but the voice is what will get you. It is so funny but sucks at the same time. That is what made the album fun, the voice, it is literally the worst thrash metal voice ever, but it is hilarious.
Mindless Self Indulgence Tight
Talk about a band that tries way too hard to be over-the-top especially lyrically. Musically, this album was interesting and enjoyable, but the vocals became old and the lyrics were pointless.
Misfits Walk Among Us
Misfits 3 Hits from Hell
Misfits Psycho in the Wax Museum
Miss May I Apologies Are for the Weak
Moonsorrow Metsä
This is very average black metal, nothing more. Now this band would, of course, become
awesome later in their career, but they had to start somewhere.
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
This album was good for what it was, it is definitely different and unique from a lot of music. Instrumentally, there were few interesting parts, but most of it became repetitious after a while. Vocally, it was just flat out boring and not so much enjoyable.
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
There are only a few good songs on here. The rest is just stuff I feel like I have heard before and is shallow.
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Well this is overrated. I only liked "The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. 2 & 3" and "Untitled" for the songs: the rest of the songs were not that good. Other than the two likable songs, I will give this band two positives which are that they have creative lyrics and lyrical themes. Everything else was awful, especially the vocals on this album: his voice is so whiny that it starts to rape the ears after a while.
Nothingface Violence
What people said would be different from other nu-metal albums turned out to still be average.
Origin Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas
I found this album to have a consistent heaviness that goes no where.
Prostitute Disfigurement Embalmed Madness
Putridity Degenerating Anthropophagical Euphoria
Pound! Pound! Pound! Smash! Bash! Slam! Disfigure! Destroy! Clobber! aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh! Wait?!? Oh...that's the end. If this album was water and you were drowning in the water, hopefully you can hold your breath for 24 minutes because the album leaves no room for air. It is literally a constant heaviness that lasts the whole album, which started to become slightly annoying after a while, plus there is little to no variation between songs. Now the drummer (BrutalDave) of this band is pretty insane and talented on this album, which is the only positive.
Sarcofago I.N.R.I.
I definitely see the influence in this album on the Black metal genre, but it is also way over the top to the point of being corny. A lot of the lyrics, as people will see, are purely for shock value and can get shocking to the point of being stupid and corny. Also on virtually every song, Sarcofago decided to add a synthesized demonic or monster voice occasionally behind the actual voice of their singer, which becomes a little annoying after a while. Now what is good about the album is just the pure speed of every song; there are plenty of blast beats. Sarcofago basically combines Thrash metal and an early Black metal sound on INRI and the combination definitely fits well together. Just to mention lastly, they also maintain that poorly recorded sound on the album.
Slivers of Silence The Cold Grey Swallows
For a latest release, this band has progressed but in a negative way. Yes, they make an interesting combination of music but this was a little too weird and boring a lot of the time.
Sore Throat Never Mind the Napalm Here's Sore Throat
The Beast of the Apocalypse The First Four Trumpets
There are only three standout songs on this album and rest lack variety. Still a pretty good effort by this band but their new releases are definitely better.
The Horn The Book of the Dead Volume Eight
This album had the potential to be better, especially because it is suppose to be Egyptian industrial black metal or oriental space metal with ambient elements, but it was not. There were few interesting moments and the rest of the time, the guy was just telling stories of (Egyptian) culture in a produced, scary (or at least try to be scary) voice which became so boring.
Vlad Tepes Celtic Poetry

2.0 poor
Abandon All Ships Abandon All Ships!
As Cities Burn Hell Or High Water
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Honestly, the music itself, meaning instrumentally, was not that bad. It definitely still had the mainstream sound which becomes old after a while. What made this album so awful is the vocals and the main lyrical theme on the whole album. With the vocals, the album just felt fake or like useless encouragement.
Blackmill Miracle
I had high hopes that this could have been a dubstep album that I was going to enjoy because I absolutely love two songs from it that I have heard in the past. Well, it turned out to be a big disappointment and those two songs are the only two I still love.
Blink-182 Dogs Eating Dogs
Brujeria Matando Güeros
Instrumentally, this album is not that bad and everything else sucks.
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
This is not the best Death Metal album you will find. Overall, the album had little variation and sounded very typical. Ironically, the only good songs were the first and last one.
Cattle Decapitation Ten Torments Of The Damned
Chelsea Grin Evolve
There was some interesting parts in the album but most of the album still sucked. Also it felt random and all over the place musically: it would go from heavy to an almost orchestra sound to melodic vocals back to heavy. It also seemed too dramatic at times. It just became annoying after a while.
Clint Mansell Doom
What a very forgetful soundtrack. The whole soundtrack is boring and below average, except
for the final song performed by NIN which is ironically not part of the original
soundtrack. The last song is the only reason why this soundtrack is a 2 rating because the
song was awesome. Overall, one of the worst soundtracks out there. Luckily, Clint Mansell
has tons of other amazing soundtracks because this amounts to nothing compared to his other
achievements.
Cold War Kids Mine is Yours
Overall, this album becomes boring after a while. Cold War Kids just has that type of sound where it seems they are trying to sound appealing and likable to people when it just becomes old.
Cradle of Filth Evermore Darkly
Cradle of Filth brings few interesting aspects to the table with this EP. Their sound can almost not be taken seriously, especially on this EP. Also beware a of techno song on this EP, it was horrible.
Dahmer Dahmerized
This is grind that lacks variety, especially in the vocals, plus they are fairly obnoxious and stupid. The guitar riffs are OK up to point then start to become repetitive.
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Emmure Slave to the Game
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Filter Title Of Record
Ikuinen Kaamos Closure
Jag Panzer Tyrants
This EP sounded so much like Iron Maiden. The vocalist sort of sounded like Bruce
Dickinson. It was just below average, nothing special to add.
Laxdaela -​*​-​*​-
Meshuggah I
This EP was OK, but it just became boring after a while. That is the problem with Meshuggah and their "heavy" sound: they become old and repetitious.
Meshuggah obZen
There seemed to be no direction to the album, plus the heavy sound of it got so repetitious.
Meshuggah Koloss
Each song seemed a little different from the other, but it seemed like they would play the same riff over and over again for that individual song. It had some interesting parts but overall, it was boring. Simple as that.
Mitochondrion Parasignosis
The album only has a few great moments, the rest of it is mud and dirt with little direction.
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Morbid Angel went extremely experimental on this album and the end result was that virtually
everyone hated it. Compared to their old stuff, there is no comparison, the old stuff
completely wins the competition. Now I will say that this album was not completely a
failure by Morbid Angel. Yes, a lot of the songs were crap, but there are also songs that I
enjoyed quite a bit: I will say the songs I enjoyed were definitely the least techno
sounding and more classic sounding. Overall, the album was not so good but Morbid Angel did
not completely loose it.
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Instrumentally, this is typical death metal, nothing special. Vocally is where this album is annoying: there are a lot of switchbacks between deep growls and high-pitched screams, which gets annoying. Both are OK or not so good. Finally, the album just became boring to listen to in some parts.

1.5 very poor
Absurd [GER] God's Death
Ampere Like Shadows
This music is supposed to be raw/heavy and I know that, but it just sounded like emotionless noise. There were very few parts on this album that were interesting, the rest of it was down in the gutters as boring and annoying to say at the least.
Asking Alexandria The Irony of Your Perfection
Asking Alexandria Life Gone Wild
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
This album is just not that good. There is way too much auto tuned vocals and also all the techno parts become annoying after a while. The actual lyrical themes become tedious because they seem to be about the same topic. Some lyrics are even a little misleading, like "Catfish Soup." Overall, bad album.
Attila Outlawed
This is one of those albums where it is OK instrumentally, not that good still, but it is complete crap lyrically. The lyrical themes seem to all be about partying and everything related to going to parties. For people that are into breakdowns, this album has a good amount of them. The album is still not that good.
Bathory Octagon
There is really not much to say about this album. Just do not listen to it, simple as that.
Burzum Belus
This is Varg's worst album to date, it just does not feel complete. Also, the repetition
within each song becomes tiring (he plays the same riff/beat over again and they are not
even that interesting), sure a lot of individual Burzum songs are long and repetitious, but
the ones on this album are too much to handle in listening to them.
Crash Test Dummies God Shuffled His Feet
This album is soo boring and everything about it is boring. Though Brad Roberts's voice is extremely distinct, it is boring along with the music.
Deathspell Omega Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice
For this release, Deathspell Omega attempts to be good progressive black metal and the end result is a bland album. It has a major lack in variation on all the instruments, vocals, and songs; every song sounds a lot like the one before. There are only a couple of moments in the album when they break out of the boring sound and make something unique, most notably on "Second Prayer."
Devourment Molesting the Decapitated
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Emmure Felony
P.FX 68 Fiction Alternative
Pantera Metal Magic
Skepticism Stormcrowfleet
Maybe I just do not get the whole funeral doom sound but this sucks. Musically, it is just boring and goes no where. As much as production could aid in the eerie and dark sound, it just makes it worse.
Swans Filth
There is way too much experimentation going on here. This album is awful and quite boring.
Systematic Pleasure to Burn
Torsofuck Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy
First of all, the constant samples ruin this album, plus they are not even that good. Instrumentally is the only somewhat good (still bad) part of the album, it is quite heavy if you want to put it that way, but still quite ugly. Now for the vocals, if you love the sound of an angry pig, you will love these vocals.
Zomboy Game Time
I thought this would be different from Skrillex and typical dubstep but it was not. It follows the exact same format of any dubstep and is only a little different.

1.0 awful
Apator Masturbate in Praise of Black Satan
This must be the most satanic album ever, considering Satan's name is repeated over and over again. Oh and also, THIS IS NOT EVEN MUSIC.
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Cradle of Filth cannot be taken seriously. This album is not that good in general, but the vocals are just awful and annoying.
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
While the band One Direction actually goes in a certain direction (One Direction), Hollywood Undead seems to have no direction at all on this album. This album goes from Nu-metal to comedic rap to pop singing. They sound like they are just trying to be "hardcore" in their music a lot of the time. Lyrical themes are pretty stupid, whether it is about hating on haters, booze, girls, partying, fighting, or just trying to be emotional, it all just seems very superfluous. Hollywood Undead is like ICP, Eminem, and Linkin Park combined into one band that adds their own little twist to the music.
Justin Bieber My World
LSD and the Search for God LSD and the Search for God
Do I need to be on drugs to like this or something? A sober failure is what this is.
Nickelback Hesher
Nickelback's new stuff sucks but this also is awful. The music is boring and vocals are annoying. Also to add to the vocals, Kroeger sounds way too much like Kurt Cobain of Nirvana on some songs, almost like Kroeger is a wannabe Cobain. The whole album was just bad. If anyone thinks there is hope in the old material by Nickelback, there is not, it just as bad as the new stuff, or worse.
White Zombie Soul-Crusher
Wow! This is crap! The album has no direction whatsoever. The instrumentation sucks with no interesting parts but sounding very uncoordinated the whole time, and Rob Zombie has topped my list as the most annoying and worst vocalist, at least for his horrid performance on this album.
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