Ryan Willis

Reviews 26
Approval 93%

Soundoffs 96
News Articles 1
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Album Ratings 39
Objectivity 51%

Last Active 08-05-14 5:12 pm
Joined 01-05-13

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Average Rating: 4.08
Rating Variance: 0.22
Objectivity Score: 51%
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5.0 classic
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Assemblage 23 Meta
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

4.5 superb
Adam Freeland Coastal Breaks II
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Assemblage 23 Defiance
In a nutshell, this album fails to escape the most basic type of flaw; there's not a single thing bad with this album. Compared to the man's other works, his voice on this one doesn't sound like a robot, which is truly captivating. He must have been sent to vocal training or something, because I was pleasantly surprised when I heard his voice. With him sounding soulful, energized, passionate, and touching, this is by far his best effort. Not to mention, the songs delivered here are easy-on-the-ear, warm, catchy, reflecting, and in my honest opinion, career-defining. Songs like 'Fallen Down', 'Horizon', 'Drive', and 'Cocoon' represent this in a positive way, without a doubt. You won't ever hear me handing compliments out like this, because this is an album I will cherish for a lifetime.
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
HIM Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666
VNV Nation Empires

4.0 excellent
Alice in Chains Facelift
Assemblage 23 Failure
Failure ultimately manages to successfully scope into Assemblage 23's catalogue
with more a "positive" and "upbeat" style of sound. How the listener approaches the album
will be the deciding factor, in all reality, because the songs themselves are entirely
different from the rest of his albums; they are considerably more spontaneous and
rambunctious. But that somewhat disjointed assumption doesn't necessarily entitle the album
is this way; it could be completely different from listener to listener. Fact is, though,
this is a very great album with a great deal of playback and skillfully moves between weak
spots and avoids them. This is a very mysterious and wonderful album loaded with some
stellar tracks, naming ones such as 'I Am The Rain', 'Disappoint', and 'Silence'. Highly
recommended album for just about anyone or any lone star looking into getting into his music
(Defiance is close to this as well).
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
HIM Love Metal
HIM Razorblade Romance
HIM Dark Light
HIM Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
HIM Venus Doom
Mudvayne L.D. 50
There's something odd about this album, it's well, good nu-metal; who know it could actually be good for once? That's what LD50 contains, nu-metal with a bent towards the progressive style. This album never fails to tone down, as it's musically and lyrically intense through most of it. Chad's vocals were at his apex during this time, and this album shows it without a doubt, as his grunty, growly voice seemingly reaches no-holds-barred. Songs like the noisy 'Dig', and the emotionally devestating 'Death Blooms' and even the musical juggernaut 'Know Forever' are by far Mudvayne's most stellar. This is without a doubt one of the greatest albums to ever surface the earth.
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
An expansive psychedelic rock tinged/hard rock album that is 100% Queens of the Stone Age; rapid guitar riffs, slightly droning/lazy yet completely understood vocals, enjoyable choruses, and tons of hilarious lyrics. Such a rocking album.
Tiesto In Search of Sunrise 5: Los Angeles
Tiesto In Search of Sunrise 4: Latin America
Tiesto In Search of Sunrise 6: Ibiza
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes

3.5 great
Alien Ant Farm ANThology
I definitely enjoyed this album, but not all of it entirely clicked. Many songs did, though, and the ones that did are a blast to listen to (like the cover of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal).
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Bloodhound Gang Hooray For Boobies
Bloodhound Gang One Fierce Beer Coaster
Bloodhound Gang Hefty Fine
Hoobastank The Reason
Hoobastank Hoobastank
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Velvet Revolver Contraband
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds

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