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Philip Whitehead
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1349 Massive Cauldron Of Chaos4.0
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
Adrenaline Rush Adrenaline Rush3.0
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues3.5
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit3.5
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere3.5
Agalloch The Mantle4.0
Agalloch Pale Folklore4.0
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain4.0
Alaya Thrones3.5
Alcest Ecailles De Lune4.5
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame4.5
Alcest Shelter4.5
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge3.0
Alestorm Leviathan3.0
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight3.0
Alestorm Back Through Time3.5
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age4.0
Alien Ant Farm ANThology3.5
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite3.5
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation3.5
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
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
Animus Sadist Ignorance​,​ Their Greatest Weapon3.5
AnovA Omnis3.5
Anti-Mortem New Southern3.5
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony3.0
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide3.5
Apocalyptica Inquisition Symphony4.5
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 The Here and Now3.5
Architects Daybreaker3.5
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together3.5
Architects Hollow Crown4.0
Archspire The Lucid Collective3.5
Arcology The Fall4.0
Arkan Sofia3.5
Arkona Yav3.5
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/
August Burns Red Leveler3.0
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare3.0
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5
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.
Baby Godzilla Knockout Machine3.5
BABYMETAL Babymetal5.0
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
Bear Abstractions3.0
Bear Doradus3.5
Bear Noumenon4.0
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
Being As an Ocean How We Both Wondrously Perish3.0
Belphegor Conjuring The Dead3.0
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom2.5
Bill Bailey In Metal4.5
Short but oh so sweet. Scarborough Fair and Oblivion (aka I Bleed On Your Panini) particular highlights.
Black Breath Sentenced To Life4.0
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall3.5
Black Light Burns Lotus Island3.5
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody4.0
Black Sabbath 134.0
Black Tide Post Mortem2.0
Blacklistt Blacklistt3.0
Bleed from Within Uprising4.0
Bleeding Oath Bleeding Oath4.5
Blood Eagle Kill Your Tyrants3.0
Blur Leisure2.5
Blur Think Tank3.5
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish3.5
Blur The Great Escape3.5
Blur Parklife4.0
Blur Blur4.0
Blur 134.0
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 Body Count3.0
Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days3.5
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.
Boris Noise3.5
Borknagar Urd3.5
Boy Kill Boy Civilian3.0
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For2.5
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings2.5
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season3.5
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 There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It4.5
Buckethead Monsters & Robots3.5
Buckethead Electric Sea3.5
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 Lammendam3.5
Carach Angren Death Came Through A Phantom Ship3.5
Carach Angren Where The Corpses Sink Forever3.5
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious4.0
Carcass Choice Cuts4.0
Carcass Heartwork4.5
Carcass Surgical Steel4.5
Cardiacs The Seaside3.5
Cardiacs Songs for Ships and Irons4.0
Cardiacs Guns4.0
Cardiacs A Little Man and a House...4.5
Cardiacs On Land and in the Sea4.5
Cardiacs Heaven Born and Ever Bright4.5
Cardiacs Sing to God 5.0
Carnifex Die Without Hope3.0
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool4.5
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma3.5
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted4.0
Celeste Animale(s)4.5
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
Chthonic Where the Ancestors' Souls Gathered2.5
Chthonic Satan's Horns EP3.0
Chthonic 9th Empyrean3.5
Chthonic Relentless Recurrence3.5
Chthonic Mirror Of Retribution4.0
Chthonic Takasago Army4.0
Chthonic Seediq Bale4.5
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.
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pardon My French2.0
City of Dawn City of Dawn3.0
Cloudkicker Fade4.0
Cloudkicker Subsume4.0
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge4.5
Clutch Earth Rocker3.5
Coat of Arms Sun & Satellites3.5
Coffinworm IV.I.VIII4.0
Cognizance Inquisition3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension3.5
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness4.0
Cold World How The Gods Chill3.5
Colossal Figures Clockwork Dilation3.5
Combichrist We Love You4.0
Come the Dawn Light of the World3.0
Counting Days The War Of The Wolf3.5
Crazy Town The Gift of Game1.5
Crosses Crosses3.5
Crossfaith The Dream, The Space3.0
Crossfaith Zion3.5
Crossfaith Apocalyze3.5
Crystal Lake Cubes2.5
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here4.0
Cult of Luna Vertikal4.0
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us3.0
Death Leprosy4.0
Dethklok The Dethalbum4.0
Dethklok Dethalbum II4.0
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 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.
Devin Townsend Terria4.5
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech5.0
Devin Townsend Project Ki3.5
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud4.0
Devin Townsend Project Addicted4.5
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction4.5
Devin Townsend Project Ghost5.0
Devouring Star Demo 20133.5
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.
Eths Soma4.0
Eths III4.0
Final Exit UMEÅ3.5
Forever In Grey Mephobia3.0
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.
Hacktivist Hacktivist4.5
Incite All Out War3.5
Bog standard groove, well executed. That's hard to find nowadays.
Keistas Withering3.5
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed4.0
KMFDM Kunst3.0
Korn See You on the Other Side3.0
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror3.5
Korn Life Is Peachy3.5
Korn Untouchables3.5
Korn Follow the Leader4.0
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 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 Korn4.5
Korn Issues4.5
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$3.0
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra3.0
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...3.5
Limp Bizkit Significant Other3.5
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 Chemicals4.0
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.
Machine Head Supercharger3.5
Machine Head The More Things Change...3.5
Machine Head The Burning Red4.0
Machine Head Unto the Locust4.0
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires4.5
Machine Head Burn My Eyes4.5
Machine Head The Blackening4.5
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.
Max Raptor Mother's Ruin4.0
Nirvana Bleach3.5
Nirvana In Utero4.0
Nirvana Nevermind4.0
Nirvana Nirvana4.0
Oado Life Era4.5
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.
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics3.5
Quinta Travessa Hora da Verdade3.5
Rammstein Sehnsucht3.5
Rammstein Herzeleid3.5
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da3.5
Rammstein Mutter4.0
Rammstein Reise, Reise4.0
Rammstein Rosenrot4.0
Refused This Just Might Be... the Truth3.5
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come5.0
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent5.0
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 Morbid Visions3.0
Sepultura Roorback3.0
Sepultura Bestial Devastation3.0
Sepultura Schizophrenia3.5
Sepultura Kairos3.5
Sepultura Arise4.0
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart4.0
Sepultura Roots4.5
Sepultura Beneath the Remains5.0
Sepultura Chaos A.D.5.0
Silvia Siffredi Kurrie!3.5
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights3.5
Skindred Union Black3.5
Skindred Roots Rock Riot4.0
Skindred Kill the Power4.0
Skindred Babylon4.5
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone3.0
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])
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)4.0
Slipknot Slipknot4.5
Slipknot Iowa4.5
Soulfly 33.0
Soulfly Conquer3.0
Soulfly Omen3.5
Soulfly Prophecy4.0
Soulfly Primitive4.0
Soulfly Enslaved4.0
Soulfly Savages4.0
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 Dark Ages4.5
Soulfly Soulfly4.5
Steak Number Eight When the Candle Dies Out3.5
Steak Number Eight All Is Chaos4.0
Steak Number Eight The Hutch4.5
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing3.5
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad4.0
Strapping Young Lad The New Black4.0
Strapping Young Lad Alien4.5
Strapping Young Lad City5.0
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 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 Algorithm Polymorphic Code4.0
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 Black Dahlia Murder Everblack3.5
The Color Morale Hold On Pain Ends2.5
The Contortionist Language4.0
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 Defiled Grave Times4.0
The Defiled 18884.0
Flawless industrial laced metalcore. Shame they couldn't quite match it on Grave Times.
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.
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​)dance1.0
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 Poodle Hat3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Off the Deep End3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood3.5
While She Sleeps The North Stands For Nothing3.5
While She Sleeps This Is The Six4.0
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