Ben Kuettel

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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch mature their songwriting into a focused and musically sprawling sophomore effort. Folk, black metal, doom, post-rock, and progressive metal combine to form one of the most unique and incredible metal albums of the past twenty years. Emotionally devastating, astoundingly diverse, and will not release the listener's attention until after that final strike of the skull deer at the end of "A Desolation Song." A must-own for all metal fans.
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch streamline some of their influences and tweak their sound for a heavier and doomier effort overall. "Limbs" and "Falling Snow" are among the band's greatest achievements, along with "Fire Above, Ice Below" and "Not Unlike The Waves." The second half of Ashes... presents a more minimalist, atmospheric side with the "Our Fortress Is Burning" trilogy and "Scars of the Shattered Sky (Our Fortress Has Burned to the Ground)." Overall, this is an epic, grandiose album full of some of the band's finest moments and an incredible ending record to cap off their first three classics.
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New's best release is also their most emotionally exhausting, full of dark melodies and lyrics, and a newfound sense of songwriting maturity and emotional resonance. "Jesus," "You Won't Know," and "Limousine" have some of their best vocals, as well as devastating lyrics. "Archers Bows Have Broken" is an enjoyable throwback to an earlier sound, while "Millstone" is a more relaxed and jammable traditional rock song. Even the instrumentals are great. This album has no wasted moments and possesses a beautiful, devastating quality, resulting in one of the best and most important rock albums of the decade.
Death Symbolic
Dream Theater Images and Words
One of the greatest achievements in progressive metal, Images & Words succeeds due to no shortage of energy and technical wizardry by the instrumentalists. Metropolis: Part 2 may be Dream Theater's conceptual and thematic peak, but this is the group's songwriting and lyrics at their best. Solos, LaBrie's vocal performance, and inspiration are found throughout, culminating in possibly being their only album with no weak moments. A must-own for all fans of progressive rock and metal music.
Foals Total Life Forever
Total Life Forever excels in providing a rich, stunning, aquatic atmosphere throughout. Everything from the guitar effects, keyboards, underwater vocals, and percussion comes together in service of adventurous and naturalistic textures. "Black Gold" and "Spanish Sahara" is the centerpiece, a gorgeous display of brooding instrumentals and tormented lyrics describing some sort of tragedy. The way the emotion behind Yannis Philippakis's vocals intertwine with the musical backdrop is awe-inspiring. A few poppier songs are thrown in; "Miami" and "This Orient" have watery guitar leads and a quick, fluid way about them that feels just right among the more heady, dense material. "2 Trees" is a whirlwind of electronics and guitars that showcase a gorgeous harmony that shimmers to a delicate close. Album closer "What Remains" is even better. The vocals and drums stand out considerably, as a beautiful guitar melody weaves a web of delicate aquatic beauty in the background. Overall, this is a rich, beautiful record that displays just the right amount of accessibility to accompany an incredible, ambitious, and original sound. This album has it all, and shines bright in it's endlessly creative, understated, melancholic beauty and truth.
Isis Panopticon
Panopticon largely succeeds due to an increased influence of post-metal and ambience. The opening trio of songs in particular are among their very best.
Isis Oceanic
Diversity, riffs, and amazing build-ups and musical breaks make this a truly awe-inspiring post-metal album.
Isis In the Absence of Truth
Almost all of the songs are amazing in their own way and there's great instrumentation all around. I personally love the emphasis on experimental and post-rock this possesses. A fantastic progression from their previous two masterpieces.
Megadeth Rust in Peace
An undisputed thrash classic, featuring shredding solos and some of the most technical and creative songwriting and guitar riffing of the genre. A must own classic for metal fans and the crowning achievement of thrash metal.
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
One of the best experimental rock albums to come out of the decade, The Moon & Antarctica is a brilliant and masterful record from the understated indie group. From the impressively clever lyrics contemplating the meaning of life and the significance of space and time, to the diverse and haunting instrumentation. Beauty and sorrow collide in one of the first classics of the millennium.
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Depressive, bleak, and brilliant, Blackwater Park is truly Opeth's magnum opus. The Leper Affinity features one of their best and most incredible outros to date, recalling the ending of April Ethereal from My Arms, Your Hearse. Bleak has some of their greatest soloing and choruses, and Dirge For November some of the best and most beautiful guitar and vocal work from Mikael Akerfeldt. The title track is a monolith, and contains some of their most furious and pummeling guitar riffing and dissonant leads, but not without first featuring a four-minute clean and acoustic guitar passage, in true Opeth form. A classic album in every sense of the word and a must own for any metal fan.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
"This is WOMB, The Womb. And if you, my pets, learn to listen. I'll let you crawl back in."
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
An impeccable, diverse collection of mostly melodic rocks songs brimming with creativity and originality. Not enough can be said about the best album of the 1990's that hasn't already been said, other than that is certainly deserves that title thanks to its emotional resonance and diversity, also exhibited by its relevance and breakthrough at the time of its release.
Talk Talk Laughing Stock
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Abbey Road
The National Alligator
Tool Lateralus
Tool become even more cerebral and melodic on Lateralus, but their trademark intensity isn't lost. Songs like "Reflection," "Schism," and "Parabol" emphasize Tool's more psychedelic and meditative sides. "The Grudge" and "Ticks and Leeches" are much heavier and feature some of Danny Carey's best drumming. Keenan's vocals are a major highlight, as are his lyrics. Adam Jones keeps dolling out their typical guitar riffs, experimenting with effects and beautiful melodies. The bass is an obvious highlight, and is treated as a lead instrument. Interlude tracks are kept to a minimum, making this the only Tool album with almost no wasted moments. Lateralus ultimately features a new sense of songwriting maturity to Tool's artsy brand of progressive music in the 21st century.
Tool Aenima
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Perhaps the most wide-reachingly influential album to come out of the Norwegian black metal scene, Bergtatt wastes no time in what it sets out to do. Not particularly evil or satanic at all, it instead revels in mystery and atmosphere. The first and fourth songs don't even feature any growling or screaming, and there is a notable presence of folk instrumentation as well. Garm's vocals are oddly tranquil, adding to the aura of the supernatural and mythological alongside the equally impressive and diverse instrumentation. The opener and closer are album highlights, and this is a true classic and essential to anyone who values Scandinavian metal music.

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Agalloch Pale Folklore
A raw, uncompromising debut that showcases what Agalloch are capable of. Black metal, folk, progressive metal, post-rock, and doom combine to produce an incredibly diverse and original album that only Agalloch could achieve. The opener "She Painted Fire Across The Skyline" is a formidable epic that requires patience to fully digest in its brilliance. "The Misshapen Steed" is a quiet, mystical atmospheric track that bridges the nearly 20-minute opener with the closing four songs, which includes one of their best "As Embers Dress The Sky."
Alcest Ecailles De Lune
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Judgement
Arcade Fire Funeral
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Riffs, riffs, and more riffs. BFD is ripe with shredding solos, folk interludes, and an astounding sense of energy and momentum reserved for classics like it, In The Nightside Eclipse, and Blaze in a Northern Sky. A Fine Day To Die is one of the most prolific and influential extreme metal songs ever put to record, and the thrashy vibes and truly epic lyrical themes of mythology and warfare make for a bloody fun listen.
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Brand New Daisy
It's always entertaining to hear original Brand New fans' reactions to Daisy. Most of it is hatred, but a fair few have warmed up to the quartet's latest release, this time exhibiting a surprising amount of dissonance and heaviness. Daisy is Brand New fully matured and unrelentingly apocalyptic. With fast, pounding drums, heavy guitar riffing, and plenty of Jesse Lacey screaming about being dragged to hell and burning forests, Daisy is a definite ass-kicker. However, it does have its reflective moments. Closer "Noro" serves as one of the band's finest songs, reveling in it's misanthropic reflections while the drums repeat their industrial stomping and gentle, hypnotizing guitar harmonies strum behind it all. Almost matching The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me in its brilliance, Daisy is an altogether different beast, one of rage, vulnerability, and catharsis. A beautiful and devastating end to another era of Brand New.
Brand New Deja Entendu
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Camel Mirage
Converge Jane Doe
Cradle of Filth Dusk and Her Embrace
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Cynic Focus
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
One of the most evil albums ever recorded, A Blaze... is a truly devastating and monolithic take on black metal. It however contains just the right amount of death metal to give each song its true weight, the crushing outro of In the Shadow of the Horns being a prime example.
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Human
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dissection The Somberlain
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Foals What Went Down
A step-up from Holy Fire, with more passion, moodiness, and intensity than ever explored by Foals. The lead singles prove to be album highlights, along with "Lonely Hunter" and "Albatross." What Went Down doesn't feature a whole slew of surprises, but succeeds as a fantastic and dynamic release in its own right.
Gazpacho Night
Gazpacho Missa Atropos
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Gorguts Obscura
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Intronaut Valley of Smoke
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Isis Wavering Radiant
A surreal and mind-bending listen, Wavering Radiant is a noticeably darker and heavier effort from the progressively lighter previous efforts. While I personally enjoy the lighter side of Isis quite a bit, the harsher vocals and heavier guitars make for not so much as an aggressive listen, but simply more attention-grabbing and visceral than before. If anything, extended passages of guitar effects and atmospheres with hypnotic rhythms alongside a progressive metal flair dominate the adventurous compositions within. No other album I've ever heard sounds like this; Wavering Radiant is a truly original and stunning achievement with awe-inspiring post-metal climaxes and beautifully ethereal soundscapes with crushing heaviness at just the right times. The last few minutes of "20 Minutes/40 Years" is a perfect example of this. Overall, a nocturnal, dreamlike experience that must be thoroughly paid attention to and engrossed in to get the full experience from. This is the rewarding, cerebral, and intriguing record that caps of one of the greatest discographies in all of modern metal music. 4.7/5
Jeremy Soule The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Soundtrack
Jeremy Soule Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack
Jeremy Soule Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Soundtrack
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Red
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Love Forever Changes
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon Leviathan
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well Bath
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Minus the Bear Planet of Ice
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
Modest Mouse Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
My Bloody Valentine You Made Me Realise
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Tender Prey
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Let Love In
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Novembre Materia
Oceansize Effloresce
Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence
Opeth Ghost Reveries
They balance out death metal and progressive rock very well despite some songs that drag toward the end. Everything's so seamless and has this modern edge that sounds beautiful, especially in parts of Atonement and Hours of Wealth.
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Paradise Lost Icon
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Wall
Porcupine Tree Signify
One of their most atmospheric and consistent releases, this says a fond farewell to their psychedelic days and welcomes a more diverse sound into the Porcupine Tree sound. We also get a glimpse of the heavy metal sound of future albums with the title track. Waiting Phases and Dark Matter are highlights.
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Of course this has inspiration from WYWH by Pink Floyd, but there are enough electronic textures and modern sounding guitar riffs to make its own identity. The title track is one of the most adventurous songs Wilson's ever written.
Queen A Night at the Opera
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Radiohead In Rainbows
Radiohead The King of Limbs
It's very impressive on the part of RH that they can provoke such natural and supernatural sounds and atmospheres with mostly electronic musical arrangements.
Radiohead The King of Limbs: From the Basement
Rainbow Rising
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Permanent Waves
Slint Spiderland
Slowdive Souvlaki
Slowdive Pygmalion
Stella Luna Stargazer
Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came
Swallow the Sun Hope
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talking Heads Remain in Light
Testament The New Order
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles The Beatles
The Cure Disintegration
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The National Boxer
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The National take a left turn from the themes and evolution of their last few albums, making this their most understated release yet. Trouble... succeeds due to a much more subdued and depressed tone than on High Violet, as further listens reveal more and more the brilliance found within.
The National High Violet
The Pineapple Thief Little Man
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
Thrice Vheissu
Tool 10,000 Days
Trespassers William Different Stars
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Perdition City
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Yes Close to the Edge
Yes Fragile

4.0 excellent
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
A Perfect Circle A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo
AC/DC Highway to Hell
Aerosmith Get Your Wings
Agalloch The White
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch welcome a new drummer and a new label into their lives as their 4th LP reeks of increased tempos and blasts, while continuing their trademark blend of doom, folk, post-rock, and progressive rock. Their sound becomes more streamlined and aggressive, and will be remembered as a highly spectacular achievement in a tremendously impressive discography.
Agalloch Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch and Nest Split
Agony (CAN) Apocalyptic Dawning
Alcest Shelter
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
Alice in Chains Sap
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alt-J An Awesome Wave
American Football American Football
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Weather Systems
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Anubis Hitchhiking to Byzantium
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arcade Fire Her
Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Arcade Fire Neon Bible
Arctic Monkeys Humbug
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What...
Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
Arcturus Aspera Hiems Symfonia
Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
Arcturus Sideshow Symphonies
Arcturus Arcturian
Takes things a little more seriously and showcases a new sense of focus for the group. Eccentric, interesting, and unpredictable, with fantastic instrumental work and atmosphere.
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autumn's Grey Solace Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest
Dreamy and ethereal, this is an album to get lost in.
Bathory Bathory
Beck Mellow Gold
Beck Sea Change
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth The Satanist
Bela Fleck and The Flecktones Live at the Quick
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology
Blur 13
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus
Brand New Fight Off Your Demons (The Demos)
Budgie Never Turn Your Back on a Friend
Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love
Camel Camel
Candlemass Ancient Dreams
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Catapilla Changes
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
CHON Demo 2008
CHON Newborn Sun
Comus First Utterance
Confessor Condemned
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine
Cradle of Filth Midian
Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh
Cradle of Filth Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches
This is their most fun and seamless release in quite a while. The line-up changes yield their most focused songwriting in years, especially given the centerpiece of twin guitar riffs, harmonies, and soloing throughout.
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cynic Traced in Air
Cynic The Portal Tapes
Damien Rice O
Dark Fortress Eidolon
Dark Tranquillity Damage Done
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven Sunbather
An expansion of the style presented in their debut Roads to Judah, Sunbather defies genre boundaries. The hour blurs by in multi-faceted textures that blend shoegazing, black metal, and post-rock into an incredible whirlwind of sonic brutality and beauty. Crashing drums and tremolo picked guitars alternate with dreamy guitar ambience, beautiful melodies abundant throughout. As the album cover and title suggest, a great album to jam in the summer.
Deafheaven New Bermuda
As the surreal album cover would suggest, New Bermuda is a much darker and more melancholic record than smash hit Sunbather from only two years ago. Soaring dream pop melodies and their most furious black metal yet clash in one of the most diverse records of the year, a passionate, furious, unpredictable journey through all sides of the band's sound thus far. This is not Sunbather Part 2, but a different beast altogether, and serves as a fantastic progression for the young group thus far.
Death Leprosy
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album
Deep Purple Machine Head
Destiny Potato Lun
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dio Holy Diver
Dir En Grey GAUZE
Doom:VS Earthless
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
dredg El Cielo
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Enigma MCMXC a.D.
Enslaved RIITIIR
Enslaved In Times
An incredible and diverse listen from start to finish, as usual the opener and closer are among the very best. It's difficult to believe, but even thirteen albums in they pushed their experimentation even further.
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Ruun
Ethereal Shroud They Became the Falling Ash
Foals Antidotes
Fun, upbeat indie rock with bouncy rhythms and catchy melodies. Most tracks feature math rock rhythms, and the album as a whole feels very jittery and alive. Not perfect, but an excellent debut album showcasing a sound that would eventually blossom into a much more mature, beautiful entity in following releases.
Foals Holy Fire
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within, Version 3.33
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within
Gazpacho Demon
Gazpacho Tick Tock
Gazpacho March of Ghosts
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Gorillaz Demon Days
Grouper A I A
Grouper Ruins
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Guthrie Govan Erotic Cakes
Harmonium Si on avait besoin dune cinquieme saison
Harmonium L'Heptade
Howls of Ebb The Marrow Veil
Mesmerizingly ominous and relentlessly dissonant, Howls of Ebb are proving to be one of the strongest voices in the death metal genre in recent years. Their epic, textured soundscapes are truly chilling and display a haunting atmosphere. The muddy production and groove-inspired riffs contribute to the desolate sound, making for one fantastically twisted half hour of decay, death chants, and all matters of guitar riffs and deathly ambience.
Ildjarn Hardangervidda
Ildjarn Hardangervidda part 2
Incubus Make Yourself
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Interpol Antics
Intronaut Habitual Levitations
Intronaut Void
Intronaut Prehistoricisms
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
The heavy metal legends release their longest and most ambitious work to date, chock full of extended jamming, cheesy voiceovers, acoustic guitar passages, and balls-out metal all the way. This easily goes down as one of their very best since Seventh Son....
Izah Sistere
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
That bass is so delicious, this band really stepped up their game.
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
John 5 The Devil Knows My Name
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest have never before and will never again record anything faster, heavier, and insane than what they have achieved on Painkiller. Despite some cheesy moments and a sadly lacking second half, Painkiller succeeds largely due to the strength of the guitarwork and Rob Halford's earth shattering vocal performance. The title track is also one of the greatest metal songs ever recorded.
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music I
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
This is a very interesting listen, I definitely hear it's influences and understand what it subsequently influenced, there definitely could be less filler but overall very enjoyable heavy rock riffs and great songwriting aplenty. 50 Million Year Trip and Freedom Run are best on here
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Lacuna Coil Lacuna Coil
Lantlos .neon
Lantlos Melting Sun
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Leviathan Scar Sighted
One of the most discordant and uncomfortable black metal albums I've heard, reminds me of Thantifaxath
Lush Mad Love
Lush Scar
M83 Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Mansions Dig Up the Dead
Mark Snow The Truth and the Light: Music From the X-Files
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Remission
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Killing Is My Business...
Megadeth Endgame
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Mew Frengers
Michael Jackson Thriller
Minus the Bear Menos El Oso
Minus the Bear Highly Refined Pirates
Minus the Bear They Make Beer Commercials Like This
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Eclectic and focused, We Were Dead... sees Modest Mouse decide to distance their musical styles even more. It almost plays out in alternating from stomping dance-pop rock songs like Dashboard and Invisible to mind-bending weirdness of March Into The Sea and Parting of the Sensory. Some might say it's hit-and-miss, and there are a few duds, but overall this is a very above average effort. It also contains one of the best songs the group ever recorded, Spitting Venom. Beginning very strangely, it exercises the group's dynamic ranges until giving way to a truly beautiful, atmospheric lullaby with horns and clean guitar over Isaac Brock's crooning before convalescing into a swirling blend of sounds, and fading into silence. I really can't say enough about this song, being their best, along with The Stars Are Projectors.
Modest Mouse No One's First, and You're Next
Modest Mouse Night on the Sun
Modest Mouse Interstate 8
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
This rock of ours is just some big mistake, and we will never know just where we'll go, or where we have come from.
Modest Mouse Building Nothing Out of Something
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbus Chron Sweven
Masterfully mixing psychedelia with extreme metal, Morbus Chron craft a truly original and stunning tribute to odsm while taking death metal to refreshingly effective new directions.
Motorhead Motörhead
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Musk Ox Woodfall
Woodfall is an unrelentingly interesting and adventurous foray into folk, classical, chamber, and progressive music. Only featuring a violin, cello, and classical guitar, Woodfall revels in beautiful harmonies, expressive melodies, and rich musical textures that recall all things celestial and naturalistic. Serenading The Constellations in particular features one of the most cathartic and jaw-droppingly astounding musical crescendos heard in any closing track all year. A massively impressive and unrelentingly beautiful exercise in genrebending, and with only string instruments, Woodfall is a modern neofolk classic.
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine m b v
My Morning Jacket Z
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
NeraNature Foresting Wounds
Nero di Marte Derivae
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds The Good Son
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
Novembre The Blue
Oceansize Frames
Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In Place
Old Man's Child Slaves Of The World
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Heritage
A major grower, Heritage takes the group into a new direction while still maintaining their sense of musical adventure and dynamic instrumentation.
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Deliverance
Orbs Asleep Next to Science
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Pain of Salvation The Perfect Element, Part 1
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
Paradise Lost Gothic
Paradise Lost In Requiem
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Pelican The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon...
Pentagram Day of Reckoning
pg.lost It's Not Me, It's You!
Pink Floyd Meddle
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Porcupine Tree Anesthetize
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Portal (Cynic) Demo 1995
Queen Sheer Heart Attack
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead In Rainbows Disk 2
Radiohead Airbag/How Am I Driving?
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Out of Myself
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Saor Aura
Shpongle Tales of the Inexpressible
Shpongle Are You Shpongled?
Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
Sinmara Aphotic Womb
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer's last two albums combine to form Seasons..., a consistent, enjoyable listen containing the band's greatest song in the form of the title track. Lyrical content and songwriting skill are improved, making for one of their most concise and satisfying albums to digest and appreciate; their final masterpiece.
Slayer South of Heaven
Slower tempos and an increased use of foreboding atmospheres makes for a tantalizingly suspenseful listen, and produces some of Slayer's greatest works, namely the opening and closing tracks.
Slayer Reign in Blood
A heavy metal classic, song lengths are shortened and the speed is increased for a blistering 30 minutes of pure, adrenaline-fueled thrash. The highlights here include opener "Angel of Death," "Jesus Saves," and the infamous "Raining Blood." The album cover accurately portrays the vileness and evil contained within Reign in Blood, and stands as a strong contender for Slayer's finest achievement.
Slayer Hell Awaits
The sophomore release is a major evolution from Show No Mercy. Song lengths are extended, as the songwriting leans closer to progressive metal and death metal. This is still classic thrash however, with one of their best opening tracks and a much more evil and sinister tone overall.
Slayer Show No Mercy
A massively enjoyable debut, Slayer's first record is among their best. Melodic guitar passages and proto-death metal guitar riffing are featured throughout. There is also a notable NWOBHM influence, adding a very interesting flavor to Slayer's sound.
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Slint Slint
Slowdive Just for a Day
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Social Distortion Social Distortion
Soen Tellurian
Soundgarden Superunknown
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
An adventurous and modern release that combines a wide array of influences to create an atmospheric and massively enjoyable LP.
Stevie Wonder Innervisions
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Stiu Nu Stiu Ultra Silvam
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Submotion Orchestra Finest Hour
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Swallow the Sun Ghost Of Loss
Swallow the Sun Plague Of Butterflies
Swans To Be Kind
Swans The Seer
T2 It'll All Work Out in Boomland
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Tame Impala Lonerism
Tame Impala Currents
Smooth electronic textures, poppier, tasty basslines, and falsetto vocals galore. Addicting and infectious, this is a whole new Tame Impala.
TesseracT One
TesseracT Concealing Fate
Testament Practice What You Preach
Testament The Legacy
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
Thantifaxath Thantifaxath
A tantalizing preview for what to expect in their masterpiece of an LP, Sacred White Noise
The Agonist Prisoners
The Beatles Let It Be
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Help!
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li
The Great Old Ones Al Azif
The Jezabels Prisoner
The Jezabels The Brink
The National Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
The National The Virginia EP
The National Cherry Tree
The National Think You Can Wait / Exile Vilify
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
The Pineapple Thief Someone Here Is Missing
This is one of the best examples of blending of modern progressive rock and alternative rock I've ever come across while still having an original sound to it. Just listened to this and haven't heard anything else by them, will def check out their other stuff
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The Strokes Is This It
The Sword Warp Riders
The Sword Gods of the Earth
The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream
The tormented album cover does a brilliant job illustrating the almost catatonic and euphoric state of mind explored throughout. Psychedelic and cathartic, Lost in the Dream certainly lives up to its name.
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Tool Salival
Tool Undertow
Trigger the Bloodshed Degenerate
Underrated and modern, this is brutal, technical death metal at its most extreme. The middle songs are highlights, along with album closer Until Kingdom Come. The instrumental performances are insanely fast and massively impressive, particularly the drumming.
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
U2 War
U2 The Unforgettable Fire
U2 The Joshua Tree
U2 Achtung Baby
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Ulver Lyckantropen Themes
Vali Forlatt
Vali Skogslandskap
Van Halen Van Halen
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Pinkerton
White Zombie Astro Creep: 2000 -- Songs of Love, Destruction, a
Wild Nothing Gemini
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Yes Classic Yes
Yes The Yes Album
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Three Sixty
Abigail Williams In the Absence of Light
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Abigail Williams Agharta
Abigail Williams Legend
AC/DC Back in Black
AC/DC For Those About to Rock We Salute You
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC Let There Be Rock
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
After the Burial Forging a Future Self
After the Burial In Dreams
After the Burial Rareform
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
Algos The Death Of Seasons
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Anathema Distant Satellites
Anathema Falling Deeper
Anathema Hindsight
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Arctic Monkeys Suck It and See
Arcturus Constellation
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
At The Throne of Judgment The Arcanum Order
Audioslave Audioslave
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
The melodic sections are a welcome break from August Burns Red's trademark sound. Overall, this is just as good as R&R, with some longer tracks and a welcome guest appearance from A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon.
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Beck Morning Phase
Behemoth Evangelion
Behemoth Satanica
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Black Sabbath 13
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Black Wing ...Is Doomed
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Nightmares Made Flesh succeeds due to possessing experienced bandmembers from Katatonia and Opeth. Instead of playing their usual atmospheric, gothic metal and rock, they play a gleefully wicked tribute to OSDM.
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
Blur The Magic Whip
Blur Blur
Blur Think Tank
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Candlemass King of the Grey Islands
Candlemass Candlemass
Cannibal Corpse Gore Obsessed
Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Cheatahs Cheatahs
Cheatahs Sunne
CHON Woohoo!
Circle of Contempt Entwine the Threads
Covenant Northern Light
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Cradle of Filth The Manticore and Other Horrors
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day
Cradle of Filth Bitter Suites to Succubi
Crypt Sermon Out of the Garden
Dark Fortress Seance
Dark Fortress Ylem
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darzamat Solfernus' Path
Death Cab for Cutie We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
Death Cab for Cutie Plans
Death Cab for Cutie Something About Airplanes
Deep Purple Fireball
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
DevilDriver Beast
Dimmu Borgir Death Cult Armageddon
Dissection Reinkaos
Dr. Dre Compton
Dr. Dre 2001
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dungen Skit I Allt
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Enslaved Vikingligr Veldi
Enslaved Monumension
Enslaved Blodhemn
Enslaved Mardraum - Beyond the Within
Enslaved Isa
Enslaved Vertebrae
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Forgotten Tomb Negative Megalomania
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
This is just as good as Opus, if not better. More riffs can certainly be found here than on the solid Infestissumam, and with just as much diversity. A few weak moments here and there, but overall a solid progression and very enjoyable listen, as always from these guys.
Ghost Brigade Guided By Fire
Ghost Brigade Isolation Songs
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
A solid outing from GY!BE, this release sees the group flex their muscles in drone music even more than 'Allelujah. At times repetitive, other times brilliant as always, Asunder is an interesting and understated release that requires time and attention to fully digest.
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Grimes Visions
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Harmonium Harmonium
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Himsa Summon In Thunder
Insomnium Across the Dark
Insomnium One for Sorrow
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Isis The Red Sea
Isis Celestial
Jamie xx In Colour
John 5 Songs For Sanity
John 5 Vertigo
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Korn Issues
Korn Korn
Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline
Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Lamb of God's best album since Sacrament, with more diversity and a couple surprisingly effective guest vocalists. "Embers" and "Overlord" are particular highlights, especially for shaking up their formula. The second half is slightly inferior to the first, but overall this is business as usual for the band.
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lantlos Lantlos
Lantlos Agape
Lost Ubikyst in Apeiron Abstruse Imbeciles Nailed on Slavery
Love, Robot Rebuild | Rebirth
LSD and the Search for God LSD and the Search for God
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me
Marty Friedman Inferno
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Mendel Subliminal Colors
Mendel Oblivion
Meshuggah Selfcaged
Meshuggah Psykisk Testbild
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Metallica Metallica
Metallica S&M
This is probably their best live album, the orchestra gives each song a very different and interesting sound to some of their most classic songs.
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
MGMT Time to Pretend
Modest Mouse Sad Sappy Sucker
Monuments Gnosis
Morbus Chron A Saunter Through The Shroud
Morbus Chron Sleepers in the Rift
Motorhead Inferno
Mushroomhead XIII
My Morning Jacket The Waterfall
My Morning Jacket At Dawn
N.W.A. Niggaz4Life
Napalm Death Time Waits for No Slave
Napalm Death Utilitarian
NeraNature Disorders
Nero di Marte Nero di Marte
Nest (FIN) Trail of the Unwary
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Nocturama
Nile Black Seeds of Vengeance
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nirvana Bleach
Oado Life Era
Oceansize Self Preserved While The Bodies Float Up
Oceansize Everyone Into Position
Old Man's Child Vermin
Old Man's Child Revelation 666
Orbs These People Are Animals
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne No Rest for the Wicked
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Pantera Reinventing the Steel
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
Paradise Lost Shades of God
Paradise Lost Paradise Lost
Paramore The Summer Tic
Paramore Singles Club
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Passion Pit Manners
Passion Pit Gossamer
Periphery Clear
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds
Pity Sex Dark World
Pity Sex Feast of Love
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Porcupine Tree Futile
Porcupine Tree Nil Recurring
Porcupine Tree Staircase Infinities
Porcupine Tree Moonloop
Porcupine Tree Lazarus
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Reflux The Illusion Of Democracy
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Riverside Rapid Eye Movement
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Sepultura Arise
SIG:AR:TYR The Stranger
SKATERS Manhattan
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slayer Live Undead
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
Soen Cognitive
Soundtrack (Television) Songs in the Key of X
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Swallow the Sun New Moon
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
An impressive comeback album for Swans, featuring a surprising abundance of spiritual themes. Running at under 45 minutes, it functions as one of their more immediate and satisfying releases.
Tangerine Dream Rubycon
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
Tenacious D Tenacious D
TesseracT Altered State
An interesting follow-up to One, the harsh vocals and extreme metal elements have been fully dropped in favor of a more streamlined, groove oriented sound. Rhythmic punches galore, soaring ethereal vocals, and plenty of polyrhythmic goodness for fans of the genre. The "Of Mind" and "Of Energy" songs are the best on here, and showcase the best of the new TesseracT sound.
Testament The Formation of Damnation
Testament Souls of Black
The 69 Eyes Back In Blood
The Agonist Lullabies For the Dormant Mind
The Aristocrats The Aristocrats
The Aristocrats Culture Clash
The B-52s Cosmic Thing
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Keys El Camino
The Contortionist Language
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Belong
The Pineapple Thief All the Wars
The Pineapple Thief Magnolia
The Pineapple Thief Variations on a Dream
The Pineapple Thief 137
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Sword Age of Winters
The War on Drugs Slave Ambient
Thom Yorke Twist/Stuck Together
Thulcandra Ascension Lost
Their most complex and furious release yet, a great evolution.
Thulcandra Fallen Angel's Dominion
Their influences are obviously rooted in early 90's European black metal, but is that really such a bad thing?
Thulcandra Under a Frozen Sun
More varied and interesting than the debut and slightly better. Impressive melodic black metal with lots of variety and technical riffs and solos
Tool Opiate
Tool 72826
U2 Boy
U2 All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
U2 October
U2 Songs of Innocence
U2 Rattle and Hum
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Ulver Silence Teaches You How to Sing EP
Ulver Silencing the Singing
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Ulver Blood Inside
Ulver Svidd Neger
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Underoath The Changing of Times
Underoath Define the Great Line
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
Vildhjarta Masstaden
Wavves King of the Beach
Wavves Afraid of Heights
Wavves V
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
White Zombie La Sexorcisto-Devil Music Vol. 1
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
X Japan Art of Life
yodaka yodaka

3.0 good
Act of Defiance Birth and the Burial
Adele 21
Agalloch Tomorrow Will Never Come
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
A departure from Marrow of the Spirit, Serpent displays some improved songwriting and a return to the doom metal sound of Ashes. The interludes by Musk Ox are among the album highlights, and the drumming is integrated much better into their music than on Marrow. There is unfortunately no clean singing, and not much vocals overall. Vales Beyond Dimension is an album highlight.
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre Monde
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Alestorm Back Through Time
Alestorm Leviathan
Alice Cooper School's Out
Alice Cooper Along Came a Spider
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge
Alt-J This Is All Yours
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Arctic Monkeys AM
Arma Gathas Dead To This World
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Leveler
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Black Sabbath Tyr
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Black Sabbath Cross Purposes
Blessthefall Witness
Blessthefall Awakening
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet for My Valentine Hand of Blood
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Carnifex Until I Feel Nothing
Carnifex Hell Chose Me
Carnifex Die Without Hope
Chelsea Grin Evolve
Christopher Lee Charlemagne: The Omens of Death
Circle of Contempt Artifacts in Motion
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Cradle of Filth From the Cradle to Enslave
Cradle of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Darkthrone Hate Them
Darzamat In the Flames of Black Art
Darzamat Transkarpatia
Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
Death Cab for Cutie Narrow Stairs
Death Cab for Cutie Codes and Keys
Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man
Despised Icon Day of Mourning
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Disturbed Indestructible
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Drowning Pool Sinner
Enslaved Thorn
ERRA Impulse
Escape the Fate There's No Sympathy for the Dead
Evanescence Evanescence
Evanescence Fallen
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Exodus The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A
Exodus Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Falloch Where Distant Spirits Remain
Falloch This Island, Our Funeral
Fit for an Autopsy The Process of Human Extermination
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Ghost (SWE) If You Have Ghost
Ghoulgotha The Deathmass Cloak
I'm digging how loose and weird this sounds. The riffing is odd and pretty unique sounding; most of the leads are enjoyable and keep things from getting too monotonous.
Green Day Dookie
Guns N' Roses G N' R Lies
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
John 5 Requiem
Judas Priest Ram It Down
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Judas Priest Killing Machine
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Kayo Dot Coyote
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
Korn Life Is Peachy
Korn Follow the Leader
Korn Untouchables
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Lamb of God Wrath
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Lamb of God Resolution
Lights The Listening
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
Megadeth Th1rt3en
While the singing and lyrical content are at a major low, the guitarwork sounds surprisingly creative and inspired. The drumwork is decent, but overall this is less thrashy and aggressive than their last two.
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Meshuggah The True Human Design
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Garage Inc.
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
MGMT Congratulations
MGMT We (Don't) Care
Millicent Waffles Under Dark Blue Blanket
Minus the Bear Lost Loves
Modest Mouse The Fruit That Ate Itself
Motionless in White Creatures
Motorhead The World Is Yours
Murderdolls Women and Children Last
Murderdolls Beyond The Valley of the Murderdolls
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Morning Jacket Evil Urges
My Morning Jacket Circuital
My Morning Jacket The Tennessee Fire
My Tears, Your Weapon When We Fall Asleep (Demo EP)
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
Nile Ithyphallic
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Nociceptor Among Insects
Opeth Pale Communion
Diverse, emotional, and at times heavy, this is Heritage taken in a new and interesting direction, but manages to sound completely different. Very proggy and wonderful, despite some misses.
Ozzy Osbourne The Ultimate Sin
Ozzy Osbourne Ozzmosis
Pantera Power Metal
Paradise Lost Symbol Of Life
Paradise Lost Host
Paradise Lost One Second
Paramore Riot!
Paramore The Only Exception
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Passion Pit Kindred
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Periphery Icarus
Pink Floyd The Endless River
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Pink Floyd More
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd The Final Cut
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Powerman 5000 True Force [EP]
Powerman 5000 Transform
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Rob Zombie The Sinister Urge
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Six Feet Under Maximum Violence
Six Feet Under Unborn
Six Feet Under Haunted
Slayer Divine Intervention
Slayer Undisputed Attitude
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Some very strong moments can't disguise the fact that almost none of these songs completely work on their own, which is a shame given the inclusion of some great instrumental sections and many interesting ideas. They also really need to write better lyrics.
Snoop Dogg Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
Soundgarden King Animal
Static-X Machine
Structures Divided By
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
Swans The Burning World
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System Divide The Conscious Sedation
Taylor Swift Speak Now
Taylor Swift 1989
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
TesseracT Polaris
Enjoyable, but very little in the way of growth or progression found here. Came for the grooves, and got them aplenty.
Testament The Ritual
Testament Low
The Agonist Once Only Imagined
The Agonist Eye of Providence
The Beatles Yellow Submarine
The Boys Next Door Door, Door
The Contortionist Intrinsic
This is frustrating, because the ambient sections and clean guitar passages are great, but pretty much all the metal elements are basically thrown together with it. This makes for one uncohesive listen, despite some very high moments throughout. The opening two tracks are phenomenal, Geocentric Confusion and Cordial as well. This album is at its best during its progressive rock and ambient moments. This is hopefully a stepping stone to a focused, satisfying effort that plays to this band's strengths. 3.2/5
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Killers Sam's Town
The National The National
The Pineapple Thief Abducting the Unicorn
The Sword Apocryphon
The Sword High Country
Thom Yorke The Eraser
Through the Eyes of the Dead Malice
Through the Eyes of the Dead Skepsis
U2 Zooropa
U2 No Line on the Horizon
U2 Pop
Upon a Burning Body The World Is Ours
Veil of Maya [id]
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Volumes Via
Weezer The Green Album
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Within the Ruins Creature
Within the Ruins Invade

2.5 average
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe
AC/DC Black Ice
AC/DC Rock or Bust
Adele 19
Aerosmith Honkin' on Bobo
Aerosmith Just Push Play
Agalloch The Grey
All That Remains Overcome
All That Remains For We Are Many
All That Remains This Darkened Heart
As I Lay Dying Awakened
As I Lay Dying Decas
Atoms for Peace Amok
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Avenged Sevenfold further alienate their fanbase by releasing an inoffensive, but shamelessly unoriginal rip-off of classic heavy metal bands like Sabbath, Maiden, and Metallica. Granted they've always done that to some degree, but they've gone all the way on here. Hail... stands as being largely void of substance or inspiration, so much that it boggles the mind. Arin Ilejay's talent with the sticks is squandered for a disappointingly bland and monotonous drumming performance throughout. On the other hand, there's nothing really to hate about the music itself, other than the stagnation and unoriginality. The singing is the least annoying of any of their albums, and the guitarwork is certainly competent and at times interesting. Heretic and Coming Home are the most worthwhile tracks.
Avril Lavigne Let Go
Avril Lavigne Under My Skin
Bass Drum of Death Rip This
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Black Tongue The Unconquerable Dark
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides
Blessthefall His Last Walk
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
Wetting myself in anticipation to hear Oli Sykes go full-on Chester Bennington here. Reviews for this will probably talk about the how the band has "matured" just because they decided to nix the riffs and dynamics for synth ambience and pop hooks instead. Personally though AOTY 2/5
Bruce Springsteen Working on a Dream
Bullet for My Valentine Fever
Cannibal Corpse Worm Infested
Carnifex The Diseased and Poisoned
Chelsea Grin My Damnation
Chelsea Grin Ashes to Ashes
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Christopher Lee Charlemagne: By the Sword and the Cross
Clouds Collide Until the Wind Stops Blowing
Coldplay Parachutes
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay X & Y
Cradle of Filth Evermore Darkly
Creed Human Clay
Darkthrone Goatlord
Darzamat Semidevilish
Darzamat Oniriad
Device Device
DevilDriver Devildriver
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Asylum
Disturbed Immortalized
Disturbed doing their thing, same as always. As usual with this band, the songs early on in the tracklist are the best. Album gets pretty painful around the middle section, but features a surprisingly listenable cover by a very unexpected band and song as well. 2.7/5
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Wither
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater Greatest Hit
Drowning Pool Desensitized
Drowning Pool Full Circle
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
Evanescence The Open Door
Green Day American Idiot
Green Day Nimrod
I Declare War I Declare War
I Declare War Malevolence
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Katy Perry One of the Boys
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Korn See You on the Other Side
Korn Untitled
Lacuna Coil Shallow Life
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Liturgy Renihilation
Liturgy Aesthethica
Machine Head The Burning Red
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low
Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth Hidden Treasures
Metallica Load
Metallica Some Kind of Monster
Miss May I Monument
Miss May I At Heart
Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood
Muse The Resistance
Muse The 2nd Law
My Tears, Your Weapon On the Edge of Reason
Oceano Ascendants
Opeth Burden
Ozzy Osbourne Down to Earth
Ozzy Osbourne Scream
Paradise Lost Lost Paradise
Not exactly what you might expect from the gothic metal pioneers, Lost Paradise is far from a bad release by Paradise Lost. It features some decent metal riffing and a great vocal performance, but overall is lackluster in the songwriting department.
Paradise Lost Believe In Nothing
Paramore Paramore
Parkway Drive Atlas
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Parkway Drive Horizons
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Ramones Ramones
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe 2
Rob Zombie Educated Horses
Seether Disclaimer II
Shadows Fall Retribution
Six Feet Under Undead
Six Feet Under Crypt of the Devil
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Skrillex My Name Is Skrillex
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slayer God Hates Us All
Slayer Repentless
Reliable, fast, and an improved guitar tone makes Repentless a reassuring statement that Slayer are still thrashing and rocking like always. Gary Hold adds some Exodus sounding guitar solos, and Paul Bostaph returns to the Slayer family and fits in nicely with the overall sound.
Slipknot Slipknot
Snoop Dogg Bush
Snoop Dogg Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$
Snoop Lion Reincarnated
Static-X Start a War
Static-X Cannibal
Static-X Shadow Zone
Static-X Cult Of Static
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence
Taylor Swift Red
Taylor Swift Fearless
The Acacia Strain Continent
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal
The Black Keys Turn Blue
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
Thom Yorke Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
Times of Grace The Hymn of a Broken Man
Trivium The Crusade
Trivium In Waves
Trivium Ascendancy
Viatrophy Viatrophy
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement

2.0 poor
A Day to Remember Homesick
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart
Adrenaline Mob Omerta
All That Remains Behind Silence and Solitude
All That Remains The Order of Things
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Attila Outlawed
Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing
Avril Lavigne Goodbye Lullaby
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
Black Sabbath Born Again
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
Bon Jovi Have a Nice Day
Bon Jovi Bounce
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Britney Spears In the Zone
Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again
Bullet for My Valentine Venom
Louder and thrashier than Temper Temper, but more or less same **** different day
Cannibal Corpse Hammer Smashed Face
Carnifex Dead in My Arms
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin
Creed My Own Prison
critical era species
Daughtry Break the Spell
Dr. Acula The Social Event of the Century
Dr. Acula Slander
DragonForce The Power Within
Drop Dead, Gorgeous Worse Than A Fairy Tale
Drop Dead, Gorgeous Hot N' Heavy
Ed Sheeran x
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Guns N' Roses "The Spaghetti Incident?"
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Katy Perry Teenage Dream
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Korn The Path of Totality
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Living Things
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Machine Head Supercharger
Matchbox Twenty North
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth Super Collider
Metallica Reload
Metallica St. Anger
Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
Oceano Depths
Ozzy Osbourne Black Rain
Ozzy Osbourne Under Cover
Parkway Drive Ire
Pink Floyd Ummagumma
Six Feet Under Death Rituals
Six Feet Under Bringer Of Blood
Skrillex Bangarang
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me
Some decent solos and a few cool moments can't save this overblown, repetitive-ass album from the depths of mediocrity. From the constant chugging and breakdowns to the out of place blast beats to the painful lyrics, this is true commercial diarrhea for a scene that really needs to die already. 1.8/5
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
The Acacia Strain Coma Witch
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Killers Day & Age
Wednesday 13 The Dixie Dead
Whitechapel Recorrupted

1.5 very poor
3OH!3 3OH!3
Aiden Conviction
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Annotations Of An Autopsy Before the Throne of Infection
As Blood Runs Black Ground Zero
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Asking Alexandria The Irony of Your Perfection
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Attila About That Life
Backstreet Boys This Is Us
Backstreet Boys Never Gone
Black Sabbath Forbidden
Black Tongue Born Hanged
Blood on the Dance Floor Bad Blood
Bon Jovi Lost Highway
Bon Jovi The Circle
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Cradle of Filth Midnight in the Labyrinth
An embarrassing exercise in self-indulgence, this was just a bad idea all around. The cheesy vocals are enough to warrant a don't bother overall.
Creed Full Circle
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
DragonForce Maximum Overload
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Drop Dead, Gorgeous In Vogue
Emmure Speaker of the Dead
Emmure Slave to the Game
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours
Escape the Fate Ungrateful
Falling in Reverse Just Like You
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future
Hinder Extreme Behavior
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy
I Set My Friends On Fire You Can't Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
Issues Issues
Iwrestledabearonce Ruining It for Everybody
Judas Priest Jugulator
Justin Bieber My World
Justin Bieber Believe
King 810 Memoirs of a Murderer
King 810 Midwest Monsters 2
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Marilyn Manson Smells Like Children
Miley Cyrus Bangerz
Miss May I Rise of the Lion
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Mudvayne The New Game
Mumford and Sons Babel
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
One Direction Up All Night
One Direction Midnight Memories
Owl City Maybe I'm Dreaming
R. Kelly Untitled
Reflections The Fantasy Effect
Six Feet Under Commandment
Six Feet Under 13
Skrillex More Monsters and Sprites
Skrillex Leaving
Skrillex Recess
Spice Girls Forever
The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk
The Fray Helios
White Zombie Make Them Die Slowly
Winds Of Plague Decimate The Weak
Winds Of Plague Against the World

1.0 awful
'N Sync Home For Christmas
Aiden Nightmare Anatomy
Attila Guilty Pleasure
Balloon Journey Balloon Journey
Balloon Journey Balloon Journey 2
Blood on the Dance Floor All the Rage
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
Britney Spears Femme Fatale
Britney Spears Blackout
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
brokeNCYDE The Broken
Buckcherry Fifteen
Buckcherry Fuck
Design the Skyline Galactical Celebration
DoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in Flesh
Dr. Acula Nation
Emmure Eternal Enemies
Emmure Felony
Escape the Fate Escape the Fate
Exoskeleton Plutonian Herd
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
fun. Some Nights
Girl Talk Secret Diary
Hello Kitty Suicide Club ^_^
Hellyeah Stampede
I Set My Friends On Fire Astral Rejection
Insane Clown Posse Bang! Pow! Boom!
Jonas Brothers It's About Time
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Justin Bieber Under the Mistletoe
Kesha Animal
Kid Rock Kid Rock
King 810 Proem
Lady Gaga The Fame
Linkin Park Recharged
Liturgy The Ark Work
Recycled melodies, awful vocals, and the absence of anything memorable or enjoyable make this a serious worst album of the year contender.
Lmfao Party Rock
Maroon 5 V
Meghan Trainor Title
Miley Cyrus Breakout
New Kids on the Block The Block
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Okilly Dokilly Okilly Demos
One Direction Take Me Home
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Paris Hilton Paris
Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination
R. Kelly Trapped in the Closet (Chapters 1-12)
Sachiko M Bar Sachiko
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics 2
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics 3
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com
Spice Girls Spice
The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)
The Explorers Club Grand Hotel
The Shaggs Philosophy of the World
Waking the Cadaver Real-Life Death

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