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Tuomas Jokela
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Album Ratings 35
Objectivity 79%

Last Active 02-27-14 5:25 am
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Average Rating: 3.51
Rating Variance: 0.79
Objectivity Score: 79%
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5.0 classic
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
My "the album," both beautiful and crushingly heavy. This, for me, is what post-metal is all about.
Rosetta The Galilean Satellites
Both discs at the same time: IT'S MASSIVE! Both in sound and atmosphere. I also like the
story the album tells and it sort of helps me get into the music. The closing moments of Au
Pays Natal/Sol are absolutely marvelous.

4.5 superb
Agalloch The Mantle
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Isis Panopticon
While Aaron Turner's growling vocals are without a doubt the best I have ever heard, the clean vocals are rather unpolished, which sometimes suits the music perfectly, and sometimes doesn't. Other than that, this is a damn nearly perfect album that does both heavy and soothing aspects brilliantly, has a fantastic atmosphere, and is truly more than just the sum of its parts.
Neurosis Given to the Rising
I wasn't a huge fan of this one before, but one morning I took a long walk in the woods before/during the dawn while listening to this. That really put me in the right mood and I got massive vibes from the album.
Rosetta Wake/Lift
Great lyrics delivered powerfully, beautiful guitar & bass melodies, each instrument sits perfectly in the mix, Temet Nosce is one the most calming tracks I've ever heard, the atmosphere... I like this. A LOT.

4.0 excellent
Alkaline Trio From Here To Infirmary
City of Ships Minor World
Cult of Luna Salvation
Descendents Milo Goes to College
This album won't take a lot of your time and it's sure to make you grin!
Hanging Garden At Every Door
A pleasant listening experience overall, but missing something I can't quite put my finger on. Also, clean vocals occasionally lack emotion.
Khoma Tsunami
Less Than Jake Hello Rockview
The Ocean Pelagial
As soon as I heard about the concept of this album, I wanted to hear it. I love the idea of the album getting progressively darker and more claustrophobic as it progresses, as if the listener is slowly sinking to the very bottom of the deepest part of all the oceans on earth. With this in mind I couldn't help but feel slightly disappointed as there are a few songs (signals of anxiety & let them believe) that break up this "sinking feeling," at least for me. Don't get me wrong, they're good songs, they just break the flow. Even so, this is still a very good album with a fantastic concept.
Tool Lateralus
I usually don't like things that are highly technical, but this works. I don't find this absolutely amazing, though. Can't really say what it's missing for me, but it's something... This is technically brilliant, but doesn't quite evoke enough feelings in me to score it higher. But I still like it a lot.
Year of No Light Nord

3.5 great
Cult of Luna Vertikal
I: The Weapon, In Awe Of and Passing Through are among their best songs without a doubt. There really isn't a poor track on the record, but that said, much of the stuff just doesn't grab you the same way as the previous records did. Still, the album is well paced and an enjoyable listen.
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Pelican Forever Becoming
Red Sparowes At The Soundless Dawn
Solstafir Svartir Sandar
There are great moments, and then there are moments when the album sort of drags on. I'm fairly sure I will change this rating and give it a higher score later on, once I manage to fully concentrate on it throughout the whole album (it's really long you know...) But even now, I find this very enjoyable.

3.0 good
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Feeder Echo Park
There insanely catchy stuff, mellow stuff and boring stuff. These stuffs can all be found in this album. Luckily the boring stuff is in the minority. Feels like a well balanced album. The Japanese/Korean version adds a few tracks that all feel pretty good to me, especially Just a day, the song that got me into Feeder in the first place.
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Pelican What We All Come To Need
Enjoyable, but slightly repetitive. Feels like it doesn't really go anywhere. Still, it does have it's moments.
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Solid and catchy, but it just doesn't blow my brains out. I think it might grow on me though, so I might change my rating after a few more listens.
Rosetta Flies to Flame

2.5 average
Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People
Opeth Pale Communion
Palms Palms
Dreamy and soothing when it wants to be, but when it tries to be heavy and powerful, it just falls flat. Not bad, but not great either.

2.0 poor
Mogwai Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

1.5 very poor
Less Than Jake In With The Out Crowd
Muse The 2nd Law
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