Average Rating: 3.86
Rating Variance: 0.60
Objectivity Score: 64% (Fairly Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name5.0 classicAlice in Chains DirtNine Inch Nails The Downward SpiralQueens of the Stone Age Songs for the DeafSylosis MonolithWonderfully climactic melodeath/thrash that suggests a brooding atmosphere, making for a unique sound that at the same time is reminiscent of everything great about metal - could very well be AOTY4.5 superbBehemoth The SatanistBehemoth puts out their most diverse album to date. The album is very well-paced, and each track sounds distinct, yet all of them share the dark tone that is portrayed through sinister melodic riffs and lyrics laden with religious imagery. Apart from the musicanship, this album has some of the most fitting production that I have heard in a while. The bass cuts through the mix to the point where it is as audible as the guitars, which is quite refreshing in the modern age of shitty metal bass production. In addition, the drums sound bombastic, and the way that they are mixed complements Inferno's rapid, precise, and performance. AOTY so far, could bump up to a 5Bring Me the Horizon SempiternalWhat makes this album so great is that it builds upon the momentum of There Is A Hell. The large atmospheric and electronic vibe, as well as the addition of a fairly large amount of clean vocals (all done by Sykes himself for the first time) show the band finally finding their identity. Converge Axe to FallConverge All We Love We Leave BehindNot relevant to the album but their passion and energy that they displayed at the Altar Bar was mind blowing.Converge You Fail MeThe introduction to a slightly simpler but more diverse Converge and, in addition, one with a guitar tone as gritty as Entombed.Deftones Around the FurDeftones Koi No YokanHail Spirit Noir PneumaA unique brand of black metal, with plenty of midpaced gloomy prog grooves thrown in to the mixOpeth Ghost Reveries4.0 excellentArchitects Hollow CrownAugust Burns Red Rescue and RestoreBlack Breath Sentenced To LifeCode Orange Love Is Love // Return To DustDeftones Diamond EyesEvery Time I Die Ex LivesVery aggressive and to the point, but not without its fair share of varietyGhost B.C. Opus EponymousGojira L'Enfant SauvageKvelertak Kvelertak"What's better than death n' roll?" you might ask. Why, black n' roll, of course!Meshuggah KolossMiles Davis 'Round About MidnightQueens of the Stone Age ...Like ClockworkRevocation TeratogenesisRussian Circles EmprosThe Dillinger Escape Plan Option ParalysisA showcase of everything this band has to offer, with very well-written songsThe Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the KillerThe Faceless AutotheismTwelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine3.5 greatBetween the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep DialoguesMastodon The HunterOpeth HeritageTorche HarmonicraftWormrot Dirge3.0 goodAvenged Sevenfold Waking the FallenBleeding Through The Great FireHatebreed The Divinity of Purpose2.5 averageAll That Remains For We Are ManyAn overabundance of generic metalcore riffs and dull clean vocals burden this album. They are definitely very talented though, but I doubt they'll go back to their heavy ways, unfortunately.Imagine Dragons Night VisionsMuse The 2nd Law2.0 poorAll That Remains A War You Cannot WinThe unnecessarily autotuned clean vocals make the album sound dishonest. Overall, a really boring album. Songs like "Stand up" sound tired and uninspired, and is quite unfortunate, considering this band has clearly showcased before that they can make heavy and intense music.1.5 very poorGreen Day ¡UNO!
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