Philip Whitehead

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Last Active 02-04-16 3:35 am
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1349 Massive Cauldron of Chaos4.0
A Hi-Fi Serious3.0
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You3.5
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy3.5
A Lot Like Birds No Place4.0
Abhinanda Senseless3.5
Abhinanda Abhinanda3.5
Abhinanda Neverending Well Of Bliss3.5
Abhinanda The Rumble3.0
Abysmal Dawn Obsolescence3.5
Adrenaline Rush Adrenaline Rush3.0
Adrian von Ziegler Queen of Thorns3.5
Adrian von Ziegler Requiem3.0
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues3.5
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain4.0
Agalloch The Mantle4.0
Agalloch Pale Folklore4.0
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit3.5
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere3.5
Alaya Thrones3.5
Alcest Shelter4.5
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame4.5
Alcest Ecailles De Lune4.5
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age4.0
Alestorm Back Through Time3.5
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight3.0
Alestorm Leviathan3.0
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge3.0
Alien Ant Farm ANThology3.5
Alien Ant Farm Always and Forever3.0
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite3.5
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation3.5
Amaranthe Massive Addictive3.0
American Football American Football4.0
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs4.0
Amongst Thieves Revise. Reform.4.0
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love4.0
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Love Everything You Destroy4.0
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum3.5
Anchorless Bodies Everything Might Fall Apart3.0
Andrew W.K. The Wolf3.5
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet4.0
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion3.5
Animals As Leaders Weightless3.0
Animus Sadist Ignorance​,​ Their Greatest Weapon3.5
Ann My Guard Innocence Descent3.5
AnovA Omnis3.5
Anthrax Worship Music3.5
Anti-Mortem New Southern3.5
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony3.0
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide3.5
Apocalyptica Inquisition Symphony4.5
Arandu Arakuaa Wdê Nnãkrda3.5
Arch Enemy War Eternal3.0
It's not a bad album by any stretch and this is my first tie listening to Arch Enemy after following Alissa's move from The Agonist so there may be much better older albums but for what I know, it's not a bad album. It's not that great either though. There are many moments which seem a little stale/predictable for the melodeath genre and plenty of times in the songs where I think "this is the perfect time for Alissa to come in with some cleans" but nothing and the screams just don't feel right in those spots. Introducing cleans in Arch Enemy would be a risk, yes, but I reckon it could pay off and shake things up a bit.
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together3.5
Architects Daybreaker3.5
Architects The Here and Now3.5
Architects Hollow Crown4.0
Archspire The Lucid Collective3.5
Arcology The Fall4.0
Arkan Sofia3.5
Arkona Yav3.5
Armageddon (SWE) Captivity & Devourment3.5
Ars Moriendi La singuliere noirceur d'un astre3.5
As We Draw Mirages3.0
Ascending Dawn Coalesce4.5
Because you can't post here if there's no stream yet I reviewed this on another site: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/ascending-dawn-coalesce-2251/
Aspherium The Fall of Therenia4.0
At the Gates At War with Reality4.0
Atlas Losing Grip Currents4.0
August Burns Red Leveler3.0
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore3.0
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare3.0
Aversions Crown Tyrant3.0
AxeWound Vultures3.0
Not exactly metal as fuck and generally heavy enough to detract certain Bullet fans, so this isn't going to go down too well on either side. Those in the middle will enjoy this album though, and there are plenty of good tracks. Exorchrist does sound like a sub-par Bullet For My Valentine b-side though.
Axial Lead Of Infamous Credentials3.5
How can you not 5 this. The idol J-Pop somehow mixes with the various styles of metal present in this album from thrash to deathcore. Mixing J-Pop and metal has been done before, for evidence check your average moody seinen/shounen anime theme tunes, and of course, Maximum the Hormone. but never quite to this extent.
Backdawn Through Extermination3.0
Barrow Being Without4.5
Baulta Any Fool Can Regret Yesterday4.0
Bear Noumenon4.0
Bear Doradus3.5
Bear Abstractions3.0
Beartooth Disgusting3.0
It's far from original but it's well executed enough, very listenable and a massive step up from Caleb's previous band.
Behemoth Evangelion3.5
Behemoth The Satanist4.0
Behemoth Xiadz3.5
Being As An Ocean How We Both Wondrously Perish3.0
Belphegor Conjuring The Dead3.0
Benji Webbe I Haven't Been Nicking In Ages3.5
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom2.5
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution3.5
Bill Bailey In Metal4.5
Short but oh so sweet. Scarborough Fair and Oblivion (aka I Bleed On Your Panini) particular highlights.
Bionic Angel Masquerade4.0
Black Breath Sentenced To Life4.0
Black Light Burns Lotus Island3.5
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall3.5
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody4.0
Black Sabbath 134.0
Black Sabbath The End3.5
Black Tide Post Mortem2.0
Blacklistt Blacklistt3.0
Bleed from Within Uprising4.0
Bleed from Within Death Walk3.5
Bleeding Oath Bleeding Oath4.5
Blood Eagle Kill Your Tyrants3.0
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral4.0
Bloodshot Dawn Demons3.5
Blur Blur4.0
Blur Think Tank3.5
Blur 134.0
Blur The Great Escape3.5
Blur Parklife4.0
Blur Leisure2.5
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish3.5
Blur Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur4.0
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry3.5
Blutmond The Revolution Is Dead!3.5
Body Count Manslaughter4.0
It's a fun album, with serious moments but the highlights are when Ice T is anything but. Key point here is the fantastic cover of Suicidal Tendencies' "Institutionalized",d as "Institutionalized 2014". Ice T's ranting over pushy wives, unhelpful customer support and hipsters make this one of my favourite songs of the year, not necessarily for musical quality but for sheer hilarity.
Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days3.5
Body Count Body Count3.0
Boris Noise3.5
Borknagar Urd3.5
Boy Kill Boy Civilian3.0
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It4.5
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal4.0
Immediate reactions are that this is a contender for AOTY and I hope that people realise this and actually buy the album. This is easily capable of being THAT album that breaks the top of the charts in the UK, USA etc. - something we've needed since Slipknot made waves for the nu metal scene over 10 years ago.
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season3.5
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings2.5
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For2.5
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit2.5
While the songwriting is more consistent and tighter, it really lacks the urgency and feel of TIAH and Sempiternal, as well as lacking any true stand out songs. TIAH had songs like "It Never Ends" and "Crucify Me" and Sempiternal had such a strong ending with "Hospital For Souls" as well as other great tracks like "Sleepwalking". Throne is the best track on this album but place it on any other album and it would just be another track rather than the main highlight. This isn't to say it's a bad album but it's a definite step back in quality.
Buckethead Electric Sea3.5
Buckethead Monsters & Robots3.5
Bullet for My Valentine Venom3.5
Bullet top their last two efforts here. The songwriting is much stronger and the overall musicianship is back. The main problem Bullet have here, which is something that's plagued their releases for their whole career, has been the fact they slip so easily into a formula. So many of the tracks on this album will follow the same pattern of one big scream in the opening seconds starting the music, which is OK in small doses but once you notice the pattern, it can get quite jarring.
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper1.5
Oh god a 1 and a 5 before the album's out. OK I know it's gonna be terrible but don't rate
it just yet. Unless you're rating album art alone in which case don't rate, just tell us the
period jokes already. Seriously, not moaning. Just, if you've got any GOOD jokes about the
album artwork and name (there are good ones out there I've heard them) then out with them.
Bullet for My Valentine Fever2.5
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire3.5
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison4.5
Busted A Present For Everyone3.0
Busted Busted3.0
Butcher Babies Goliath2.5
Eh. I dig the music hard but the vocals drag everything down a bit too much for it to be really listenable on a regular basis. Maybe give them time and they could improve (after all this is just the debut album).
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle4.5
Cancer Bats Dead Set on Living3.5
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked3.0
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain4.0
Capsize The Angst In My Veins4.0
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled4.0
Carach Angren Where the Corpses Sink Forever3.5
Carach Angren Death Came Through a Phantom Ship3.5
Carach Angren Lammendam3.5
Carcass Surgical Steel4.5
Carcass Heartwork4.5
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious4.0
Carcass Choice Cuts4.0
Carcass Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel3.5
Cardiacs Guns4.0
Cardiacs Sing to God 5.0
Cardiacs Heaven Born and Ever Bright4.5
Cardiacs Songs for Ships and Irons4.0
Cardiacs On Land and in the Sea4.5
Cardiacs A Little Man and a House...4.5
Cardiacs The Seaside3.5
Carnage Carnival Carnage Carnival3.0
Carnifex Die Without Hope3.0
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool4.5
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma3.5
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted4.0
Cavalera Conspiracy Pandemonium4.0
Celeste Animale(s)4.5
Cellhavoc Only Filth Remains4.0
Celtefog Deliverance3.0
Cerebral Ballzy Jaded & Faded2.0
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden2.0
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms3.5
Chimaira The Age Of Hell4.0
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason4.5
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence3.5
Chimaira Chimaira4.0
Chimaira Resurrection4.0
Chimaira The Infection3.5
Chthonic Bu-Tik4.5
The black metal elements have become slightly more apparent than in Takasago Army but overall this album continues their progression away from the symphonic black metal scene and into their own oriental extreme style. Fans of the bm output may not enjoy this but others will love it.
Chthonic Takasago Army4.0
Chthonic Mirror Of Retribution4.0
Chthonic Seediq Bale4.5
Chthonic Relentless Recurrence3.5
Chthonic 9th Empyrean3.5
Chthonic Satan's Horns EP3.0
Chthonic Where the Ancestors' Souls Gathered2.5
ChugChugWob Redemption1.5
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pardon My French2.0
Circa Survive Descensus3.5
Circles Infinitas3.0
City of Dawn City of Dawn3.0
Climates Body Clocks3.5
Cloudkicker Subsume4.0
Cloudkicker Fade4.0
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge4.5
Cloudkicker Little Histories3.5
Clutch Earth Rocker3.5
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber3.5
Coal Chamber Chamber Music3.0
Coal Chamber Dark Days3.0
Coal Chamber Rivals3.0
Coat of Arms Sun & Satellites3.5
Coffinworm IV.I.VIII4.0
Cognizance Inquisition3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade3.5
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness4.0
Cold World How The Gods Chill3.5
Collapse Under the Empire Sacrifice & Isolation4.5
Colossal Figures Clockwork Dilation3.5
Combichrist We Love You4.0
Come the Dawn Light of the World3.0
Conviction Non Serviam3.0
Costin Chioreanu The Quest For A Morning Star4.5
Counting Days The War Of The Wolf3.5
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches4.0
I've generally avoided the Filth and only treated them as a running joke in The IT Crowd ("It sounds horrible, but it's actually quite beautiful") but I'm genuinely impressed by this album. Everything works together, the guitars are lethal and the symphonic elements accentuate the live instruments nicely. Dani Filth has a very "love it or hate it" vocal style but it wouldn't be Cradle of Filth without his trademark banshee wailing.
Crazy Town The Gift of Game1.5
Crazy Town Darkhorse2.0
1. Decorated 2. Hurt You So Bad 3. Battle Cry 4. Change 5. Drowning -- That should have been the
track list. Had they released Darkhorse as an EP like that, it would have been a 3.5/5 for me. The
problem was they couldn't do an album without excessive filler and macho posturing. Maybe if this
had been an EP, it would have bought them more time to release a credible album and sustain some
success instead of the implosion that happened as a result.
Crazy Town The Brimstone Sluggers2.0
It's very Hollywood Undead-esque. Although Epic did write a few HU songs in the past. There's a
couple of decent songs on it but they haven't learned from all the troubles they've been through
in their hiatus. Almost 10 years of trying to release an album, Shifty's drug problems and coma,
the deaths of DJ AM and Rust Epique, you'd think those would help them mature as lyricists but
no.rThe fact they're not trying to be a nu metal band anymore works in their favour, there's a lot
of mainstream rap like moments but it's still firmly in the alternative sphere of hip-hop and I'd
give it a 2/5. It's not TERRIBLE but it's not exactly good either. It's also better than their god
awful first album. I will say that the song "My Place" (originally released in 2010 in one of the
previous aborted album sessions) is the worst song on the album by some distance because of the
gratuitous autotune.

Full review: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/crazy-town-the-brimstone-sluggers-25480/
Crosses Crosses3.5
Crossfaith Zion3.5
Crossfaith Apocalyze3.5
Crossfaith The Dream, The Space3.0
Cruachan Blood for the Blood God3.0
Crystal Lake Cubes2.5
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here4.0
Cult of Luna Vertikal4.0
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us3.0
Dark Fortress Venereal Dawn3.5
Darkest Horizon The Grand Continuum3.0
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin4.0
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour3.5
Dawn Of Ashes Anathema3.5
Dawn of Eternity Guilty2.5
Dazzle Vision To the Next3.5
Dazzle Vision Shocking Loud Voice3.0
Dazzle Vision Final Attack3.0
De La Tierra De La Tierra3.5
De Memoria Tales4.0
Nice slab of melodic hardcore in a strong debut album. Hope to see more from these guys in the future.
De Profundis Frequencies3.5
Dead Harts Cult For The Haggard Youth4.0
Deadfall The First Harbinger2.5
Deadlock The Re-Arrival3.0
Deaf Havana Fools And Worthless Liars3.5
Deafheaven Roads to Judah4.0
Deafheaven Sunbather4.0
Death Leprosy4.0
Deathgaze Enigma3.5
Deathstars The Perfect Cult3.0
Decapitated Blood Mantra4.5
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever4.0
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis4.5
Decapitated The Negation4.0
Decapitated Nihility4.0
Decapitated Winds of Creation4.0
Deceptic The Artifact3.5
Deez Nuts Stay True2.0
Deez Nuts This One's For You2.5
Deftones Adrenaline3.5
Deftones Around the Fur4.5
Deftones White Pony4.5
Deftones Diamond Eyes4.0
Deftones Koi No Yokan4.0
Delain The Human Contradiction3.0
Delusions of Grandeur Reclamation3.5
Demon Hunter Extremist3.5
Demonic Resurrection The Demon King4.0
Design the Skyline Nevaeh2.0
Destiny Potato Lun4.0
Destrage Are You Kidding Me? No.4.0
Dethklok The Doomstar Requiem4.0
With the animation it's a 4.5. Musically still a 4 but a low 4. The music's still great and
gives us proper quality for the series' poppier moments, as well as properly showing off
Brendon Small's vocal capabilities, with him taking on almost every member of the band's
vocal duties as well as countless over characters. The contributions of Corpsegrinder Fisher
along with cameos from Jack Black, Mark Hamill and Malcom McDowell are also fantastic.
Recommended that you watch the movie first though otherwise the soundtrack won't make much
sense to you.
Dethklok Dethalbum III4.0
DIE FOR DETHKLOK. All the songs released so far have been top notch and I don't see it being any lower than a 4. But from what I've heard I'm giving a 4.5 and it's not likely to lower.
Dethklok Dethalbum II4.0
Dethklok The Dethalbum 4.0
Devil Sold His Soul Empire of Light3.5
Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray4.0
Devil You Know The Beauty of Destruction2.5
DevilDriver Devildriver3.5
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand4.5
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words4.0
DevilDriver Beast3.0
DevilDriver Winter Kills3.5
Devilment The Great And Secret Show3.0
Devin Townsend Terria4.5
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech5.0
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient4.0
Devin Townsend Project Ki3.5
Devin Townsend Project Addicted4.5
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction4.5
Devin Townsend Project Ghost5.0
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud4.0
Devin Townsend Project Z24.0
Devouring Star Demo 20133.5
Diablery Architect2.5
Diabulus in Musica Argia3.0
Dimmu Borgir Godless Savage Garden3.0
Dionysos La mecanique du coeur3.0
Dir En Grey Arche3.5
Disasterhate Mirroring The Abyss3.0
Dismemberment Embrace the Dark3.0
District Unknown [Anatomy of a 24 Hour Lifetime]3.5
Clean vocals are pretty flat and the guitar tone doesn't seem quite there, but credit to them for even managing to put this out given their location in Kabul, Afghanistan. Issues aside it's some fairly well constructed psychedelic/progressive metal.
Disturbed The Sickness3.5
Divine Chaos A New Dawn In The Age Of War3.5
Divine Sins Akuma4.0
Dope Life2.5
Down Down IV - Part I3.0
Down Down IV - Part II3.0
Down Royale Sway3.0
downset. One Blood3.0
downset. Do We Speak a Dead Language?3.0
downset. Downset3.0
DragonForce Maximum Overload3.0
Dramatic Morals Inner Sound2.0
Drowning Pool Sinner3.5
Drowning Pool Hellelujah2.0
Not many will be aware, but well known Facebook shitposters Drowning Pool are also musicians. Now comes their new album Hellelujah, no memes present but not much else of note either. The band seem content to trudge the same territory over and over, trying to replicate the sound of their breakout album "Sinner", but only die-hard fans are gonna really enjoy this.
Dub War Pain4.0
Dub War Wrong Side of Beautiful4.0
Ektomorf Aggressor3.5
Emigrate Silent So Long3.5
Empyr The Peaceful Riot4.0
Erimha Reign Through Immortality4.0
Eths III4.0
Eths Soma4.0
Eths Ex Umbra In Solem3.5
Eths are back with a new frontwoman - viral star Rachel Aspe. The new voice may take some getting used to but overall, for what it is, it's a good showcase of what the band will sound like in future. Considering it's 6/7 old songs I can't rate it much higher though.
Fear and The Nervous System Fear and The Nervous System3.5
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back5.0
Having heard the whole album (full review http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/fightstar-behind-the-
devils-back/), there is honestly nothing wrong with it. It takes influence from all the old albums
and their other projects: The poppier moments hark back to Charlie's natural ability to write
hooks in Busted, the heavier moments remind one of the darker moments of "One Day Son" and "Be
Human", the electronics take a lot from Gunship, and all that thrown in with pure prog moments and
it just creates the ultimate Fightstar album. Some people may be unhappy at the lack of a
"Damocles" moment, but with tracks like Titan taking that heaviness and throwing in a healthy dose
of melody, they're not really missed.
Final Exit UMEÅ3.5
Forever In Grey Mephobia3.0
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Rotten4.0
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes Blossom4.0
Frank's back. And he's ANGRY. Definitely taking cues from Orchestra of Wolves era Gallows while incorporating more half-singing from Carter and more old school punk with a modern hardcore twist.
From First to Last Dead Trees3.0
Goddess Gagged Resurfaces4.0
Delicate blend of post-hardcore and progressive metal pulled off very well by this up and coming Indian band. Expect big things from these guys.
Goodbye to Gravity Mantras of War4.0
Hacktivist Hacktivist4.5
Haji's Kitchen Twenty Twelve4.0
Heck Knockout Machine3.5
Her Blood In My Veins NOA4.0
Incite All Out War3.5
Bog standard groove, well executed. That's hard to find nowadays.
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls4.0
Keistas Withering3.5
Kerli Love Is Dead3.5
Kerli Utopia2.5
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed4.0
KMFDM Kunst3.0
Korn The Paradigm Shift4.0
Am I the only one who thinks TALITM was their last truly good nu metal album? Either way this is awesome. I actually think Lullaby for a Sadist is the best track which is funny as this one was written before Head rejoined.
Korn The Path of Totality4.0
The emerging style of "dub metal" is set to dominate rock and metal airwaves in the next few years, and is likely to be the next mainstream rock medium. Korn have set a high benchmark with The Path Of Totality, and while the genre is definitely capable of improving, this album is set to provide a new gateway and surely prove the doubters wrong. Top tracks: Narcissistic Cannibal, Sanctuary, Bleeding Out.
Korn See You on the Other Side3.0
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror3.5
Korn Untouchables3.5
Korn Issues4.5
Korn Follow the Leader4.0
Korn Life Is Peachy3.5
Korn Korn4.5
Kyo 300 Lesions3.0
Kyo take a darker and somewhat more rock-oriented direction in their then-final album, after the success of Le Chemin the previous year. Songs like Contact and Sad Day are way harder hitting than most bands of their ilk, with Sad Day feeling like something many post-hardcore bands wouldn't mind writing. However they'd go more indie with their 2014 comeback album.
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra3.0
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...3.5
Limp Bizkit Significant Other3.5
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$3.0
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5
Lindemann Skills In Pills3.0
Lody Kong No Rules3.0
The vocals might grate for a few people but the musicianship is there, they may not be the most complex riffs but the grooves are there as the next generation of Cavaleras show a more hardcore punk direction to their music.
Love and Death Between Here And Lost4.0
Can't wait for this. Fading Away has a massive late 90's Korn vibe. I miss nu metal. Just wish it wasn't so.... Christian.
Love and Death Chemicals4.0
Machine Head The More Things Change...3.5
Machine Head Burn My Eyes4.5
Machine Head The Burning Red4.0
Machine Head Supercharger3.5
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires4.5
Machine Head The Blackening4.5
Machine Head Unto the Locust4.0
Mass Mental? How to Write Love Songs3.5
Crazy stuff. That's all I can really say. Two bassists, various different styles and singers (apparently one of Lynn Strait's final recordings was made with these guys) yet they pull it off.
Massive Attack Mezzanine5.0
Max Raptor Mother's Ruin4.0
Maximum the Hormone Yoshu Fukushu4.5
Maximum the Hormone Buiikikaesu4.0
Maximum the Hormone Kusoban3.0
Maximum the Hormone Rokkinpo Goroshi3.0
Maximum the Hormone Mimi Kajiru3.0
Maximum the Hormone Mimi Kajiru Shinuchi4.0
Maximum the Hormone re-recorded their ultra-rare (now out of print) 2002 album Mimi Kajiru as a bonus for fans who purchased their live album Deka vs Deka, and the growth in musicianship is clear. Some songs have seen radical changes, such as the crazy breakbeat moments of the new look "Abara Bob", while both Johnny Tetsu Pipe tracks have been merged together for Johnny Tetsu Pipe III. The lack of 2 tracks is a shame but this is a great re-recording for new fans to experience more MTH music, and die-hard fans with all the old music to see how the band have grown in terms of musical ability (if not in maturity) in the past 14 years.
Melechesh Enki4.0
Naumachia Machine of Creation3.5
Nightrage The Puritan3.5
Nirvana In Utero4.0
Nirvana Nevermind4.0
Nirvana Bleach3.5
Nirvana Nirvana4.0
No Devotion Permanence4.0
The old projects do not need to be mentioned here and as such I refuse to refer to them by name. No Devotion stands on its own as one of the post-punk releases of the year. Pure quality throughout. I hope they get the recognition they deserve and are able to stand out on their own merit now.
No Sin Evades His Gaze Age of Sedation4.0
Oado Life Era4.5
Once Human The Life I Remember4.0
It doesn't present anything new but is brilliant for what it is. Enough in it to avoid becoming an Arch Enemy clone and the clean vocals are done in such a way as to avoid being too like The Agonist.rFull review: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/once-human-the-life-i-remember-25530/
One Fell Down Dead Man Walking3.5
Lots of groove and aggression, executed well, but has that sort of "heard it all before" feel to it.
Psycho Choke No Place In My Soul3.0
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics3.5
Quinta Travessa Hora da Verdade3.5
Rabbit Junk Rabbit Junk3.0
Rabbit Junk This Life Is Where You Get Fucked4.5
Rabbit Junk Project Nonagon4.0
Rabbit Junk Invasion4.5
Rabbit Junk REframe4.5
Rabbit Junk Pop That Pretty Thirty4.0
Rabbit Junk Beast4.5
Full review: http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/rabbit-junk-beast-25953/
Rabbit Junk Live 20144.0
Rammstein Reise, Reise4.0
Rammstein Mutter4.0
Rammstein Sehnsucht3.5
Rammstein Herzeleid3.5
Rammstein Rosenrot4.0
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da3.5
Realm Unseen The Origin2.0
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come5.0
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent5.0
Refused This Just Might Be... the Truth3.5
Refused Freedom4.0
Fantastic album, pretty eclectic and just the band doing what they wanted. The strong presence of funk and blues music may be a bit jarring on first listen but it's a fun and enjoyable listen. These songs will translate well live.
Saint Asonia Saint Asonia2.5
You know what you're getting into if you have any familiarity with the other members' main projects, but there's still some enjoyable moments. It's all very much alt metal/hard rock by numbers and one would hope that in future they'll try to do something JUST A LITTLE BIT different. But don't hold out much hope for that. If you like some plain old inoffensive rock then you'll enjoy this, but for those looking for something a little different, look elsewhere.
Samael Eternal4.0
I have to improve this rating, listening to this album while driving down an empty motorway in the middle of the night really lets you properly experience all the facets of the album that make it so great.
Samael Passage4.0
Samael Lux Mundi4.0
Samael Reign Of Light4.0
Samael Above3.5
Samael Solar Soul3.5
Samael Ceremony Of Opposites4.0
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr3.0
From what I've heard so far Scar the Martyr is a solid effort for Slipknot's long awaited 5th album.
Scar the Martyr Revolver3.5
Tis good. The two extra tracks show a bit more variety in their sound than Blood Host and Soul Disintegration had let on and it provides a nice preview of the album, even if the two better tracks won't actually be on the album.
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart4.0
Sepultura Kairos3.5
Sepultura Roorback3.0
Sepultura Roots4.5
Sepultura Chaos A.D.5.0
Sepultura Arise4.0
Sepultura Beneath the Remains5.0
Sepultura Schizophrenia3.5
Sepultura Bestial Devastation3.0
Sepultura Morbid Visions3.0
SikTh Opacities4.0
Silence Lies Fear Future​:​ The Return4.5
Silvia Siffredi Kurrie!3.5
Skindred Kill the Power4.0
Skindred Union Black3.5
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights3.5
Skindred Roots Rock Riot4.0
Skindred Babylon4.5
Slayer Reign in Blood5.0
Slayer South of Heaven4.0
Slayer Repentless3.0
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone3.0
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)4.0
Slipknot Iowa4.5
Slipknot Slipknot4.5
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter3.5
(fwiw I have the press stream of this, if you need evidence then I can provide it just don't
delete my damn ratings this time [LOOKING AT YOU DEVIANT])
Soulfly Savages3.5
The band has to forsake the speed and aggression that was found on Enslaved in order to bleed in young drummer Zyon Cavalera who's only really had a couple of years' experience behind the kit but he does a very respectable job on this album, where grooves are the name of the game and are very well executed, for example, in "Fallen" and "This Is Violence".
Soulfly Enslaved4.0
Soulfly Omen3.5
Soulfly Conquer3.0
Soulfly Dark Ages4.5
Soulfly Prophecy4.0
Soulfly 33.0
Max must've heard the stuff Ektomorf were doing and figured they'd try something like that, with Soulfly's full on nu metal assault that was "Primitive" being replaced by more thrash leanings. The nu metal aspects still remained and it wouldn't be until "Dark Ages" when things really went back to thrash, but it was a small sign of things to come.
Soulfly Primitive4.0
Soulfly Soulfly4.5
Soulfly Archangel4.0
http://www.rocksins.com/reviews/soulfly-archangel-album-review-25364/ for my views on it.

A word to the wise though, unless you're a completionist/fan of the Soulfly instrumentals (like I
am)/want the bonus DVD, avoid the Special Edition of the album. A You Suffer cover (introduced by
Max's kinda annoying grandson) and an alternate lyrics version of Deceiver are all that await you
aside from the traditional instrumental track.
Steak Number Eight The Hutch4.5
Steak Number Eight All Is Chaos4.0
Steak Number Eight When the Candle Dies Out3.5
Steak Number Eight Kosmokoma4.0
Stevie T Album of Epicness3.0
Straight Line Stitch Transparency3.0
It's alright. Listenable, cohesive and well produced but there's not much from it. Vocals are the strong point.
Strapping Young Lad The New Black4.0
Strapping Young Lad Alien4.5
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad4.0
Strapping Young Lad City5.0
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing3.5
Stray From the Path Anonymous3.5
Rage Against the Machine's long awaited 4th album. Nah but seriously although it's a rather obvious rip off in many ways, they still pull it off (unlike certain other bands *cough*A7X*cough*) and it's an enjoyable album.
Stray From the Path Subliminal Criminals4.0
Sweet Exile Sweet Exile3.5
Sylencer A Lethal Dose Of Truth4.0
Old school thrash. Lovely stuff. Guestlist is enough reason to give this album a spin, and while not exactly original it's musically tight and is a brilliant piece of thrash metal that Metallica would struggle to conjure up nowadays. Picks: Day By Day, Shock And Awe, Rise and Die, Get It Up (featuring the magnificent Gene Hoglan on drums and The Heathen of Zimmers Hole on vocals among others).
The (International) Noise Conspiracy A New Morning, Changing Weather3.5
The Agonist Prisoners3.5
The Algorithm Polymorphic Code4.0
The Algorithm Octopus43.5
Remi shows a more commercial oriented and relaxed take on his unique style here and, while it's a competent release, it lacks the aggression of the demos and Polymorphic Code that really made him stand out. While it's understandable that he wants to try new styles out with The Algorithm, one has to hope that this album is just Remi going through the motions and we'll see a return to the heavier side on album #3.
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance3.0
The Automatic Not Accepted Anywhere2.5
The Best Pessimist Love Is...4.0
The Best Pessimist I Just Want To Be Your Everything4.5
The Birthday Massacre Superstition4.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack3.5
The Black Dahlia Murder Grind 'Em All3.0
The Black Passage The Nothing Is Now3.0
The Color Morale Hold On Pain Ends2.5
The Contortionist Language4.0
The Defiled Daggers4.0
The Defiled have further developed their sound, and are all the better for it. They still wear their influences on their sleeves at times (like in the Marilyn Manson-esque "Porcelain") but they know how to write a song, with big choruses to match. I think it's now fairer to say they are more industrial than metalcore nowadays but that's just me.rOne potential weak spot for this album is in the drumming, though. Unlike in previous releases where Stitch and The AvD programmed all the drums, they've let new drummer Needles record all the drums himself and while he's a capable drummer (his time in STOMP is testament to his abilities) he might not be suited to this style of music. Oh yeah it fits fine but it's not as good as could be.
The Defiled Grave Times4.0
The Defiled 18884.0
Flawless industrial laced metalcore. Shame they couldn't quite match it on Grave Times.
The Defiled Grave Times Live3.5
Nice little release for those who donated money towards the new album "Daggers". Musically performed pretty well although it sounds like they recorded this after an extensive tour cos Stitch's vocals seem a bit tired.
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne3.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis3.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer4.0
The Distant North Sol Et Luna3.0
The Duskfall Where the Tree Stands Dead3.5
The Hell Brutopia4.0
The Hell Groovehammer3.5
The Hell You're Listening To THE HELL3.5
The Named The Named5.0
Absolutely phenomenal album. Nothing groundbreaking but just expertly executed. Reissue track "Discipline" hits HARD.
The Resistance Torture Tactics3.5
The Shizit Soundtrack For The Revolution5.0
Tradjectory Tradjectory4.0
Djenty. Slower passages work well within the album. Will do a proper review when I have the time and have given it plenty of time to fully sink in.
Unleashing My Demons Tran​(ce​)​scen(e​)dance0.5
I do not know if this is serious or not but all signs sadly point to it being so. It has to be heard purely for being so bad.
Vinterbris Solace4.5
A magnificent piece of melodic black metal from these youngsters. Being from Bergen you'd expect black metal to be in their blood and they've proved that here.
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Off the Deep End3.5
While She Sleeps This Is the Six4.0
While She Sleeps The North Stands for Nothing3.5
Witchour The Haunting4.5
First EP by the Argentines and it's rather great. Well produced, tight musicianship and great hooks in the chorus. The harsh vocals might not be for everyone but this EP is pretty damn good.
Wolves Under Sail Grave Before Slave4.0
Works of Flesh Plagued4.5

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