Average Rating: 3.34
Rating Variance: 0.47
Objectivity Score: 80% (Well Balanced)
Sort by: Rating | Release Date | Rating Date | Name2015 Enter Shikari The Mindsweep3.0Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor4.02014 Aversions Crown Tyrant3.5Villains Freudian Slip3.5Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater4.0Ne Obliviscaris Citadel4.5In a global sense, "Citadel" is an improvement over "Portal of I" in songwriting, technicality,
and accessibility, although it lacks a central epic like "Forget Not" or "And Plague Flowers the
Kaleidoscope." Still, I'll take consistent excellence over occasional brilliance.
Seriously, even the cover art is better.Unearth Watchers of Rule4.0The Acacia Strain Coma Witch3.5xSPONGEXCOREx Don't Mess With TexXxas4.0Grievance Mulatto Noir3.5The Contortionist Language3.5Grievance Graveyard Whits3.5xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?3.0Punch They Don’t Have To Believe4.0He Is Legend Heavy Fruit3.0Cold World How The Gods Chill3.0Fallujah The Flesh Prevails4.0Islander Violence and Destruction3.5Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown4.5Monuments The Amanuensis4.0Linkin Park The Hunting Party3.0Wretched (USA-NC) Cannibal4.0Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon3.5Young and in the Way When Life Comes to Death3.5Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall3.0Whitechapel Our Endless War2.0Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun2.5The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li4.0Emmure Eternal Enemies1.0Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here4.0Plebeian Grandstand Lowgazers4.0Hundredth Resist3.5Eavesdropper The American Classic3.5Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together3.5The last four songs are unreal. If the rest of the album was up to the quality of "Colony Collapse," "Castle in the Air," "Youth is Wasted on the Young," and "The Distant Blue," this would easily best Hollow Crown. "Gravedigger" and "Naysayer" are pretty decent in their own right, and with them, this could have made for an incredible EP. Unfortunately, the rest of the album ranges from "listenable" to "good," barring the hackneyed "Broken Cross," bringing down the quality of the record significantly. Even so, this is the best Architects have been since their watershed album, and is fully deserving of the accolades it receives.Carnifex Die Without Hope4.0I guess my true score is a 3.7, a hair above the 3.6 I would have given "Until I Feel Nothing." Carnifex is never going to lose their deathcore aspect, but it's great fun watching them max out the death metal elements of their sound, with a touch of black metal, to compensate.Intervals A Voice Within4.0Issues Issues2.0Soreption Engineering The Void3.5Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation4.0Behemoth The Satanist4.5Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World4.0Alcest Shelter4.0Innsmouth Consumed By Elder Sign4.0Self Defense Family Try Me3.5Morgue Orgy The Last Man On Earth3.5Widow Intrusive Thoughts3.0This is by metalcore band Widow from Houston, Texas, not to be confused with the North Carolina power metal band. Only a couple of songs have been released thus far, but the band has promised to release it in the near future.2013 Lorna Shore Maleficium3.0The Acacia Strain Above/Below3.5Obliteration Black Death Horizon4.5Only a couple listens deep, but wow, this is fantastically brutal. Rating definitely subject to change.The Last Ten Seconds of Life INVIVO[EXVIVO]3.0So Hideous Last Poem/First Light4.0Fall Out Boy PAX AM Days3.0Rivers Of Nihil The Conscious Seed of Light4.0Korn The Paradigm Shift3.5Conducting from the Grave Conducting from the Grave4.0Vildhjarta Thousands of Evils4.0Sharper, harder, more varied, and better-paced than Masstaden (no "Benblast" + "Ostpeppar" to kill the flow of the album), this is a delicious little EP by the only "djent"-tag band you should be paying any attention to. Their next full-length is going to level cities.Touche Amore Is Survived By3.0Drake Nothing Was the Same4.0dangerkids collapse2.5Ulcerate Vermis4.0Stray From the Path Anonymous4.0Carcass Surgical Steel3.0The Weeknd Kiss Land4.0Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound4.0Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks3.0Gorguts Colored Sands4.0My Ticket Home Strangers Only4.5Huge surprise. The band is clearly having fun in a way they didn't, or couldn't, with previous efforts. That enthusiasm, coupled with their youthful, punky energy, makes for a fun and cohesive record. Extremely well done.Shadow of the Colossus END GAME4.0Villains 10 Code3.5Nasty, reference-quality downtempo. If the subgenre ever takes off, and all signs currently point to "yes," this will be one of its classics.Sworn In The Death Card2.5One of the most frustrating records I've ever come across. I dig their take on Slipknot-influenced metalcore (earning it a spot in the budding "nu-metalcore" scene) because when it works, it works. "Hypocrisy" is a good tone-setter, and "Snake Eyes" is a hell of a track.rBut for every nu-metal trait Sworn In successfully incorporates, they stumble over a dozen others and never recover. The "crazy" lyrics and enunciation on "Mindless" are cringe-worthy. The occasional Corey Taylor-ish rap-screaming is interesting, but crops up in the most inappropriate spots. The vocalist's "tough guy" lows sound forced and airy; you can imagine him puckering his lips, straining for Vincent Bennett's anger and coming up woefully short. Garbage lyrics. Breakdowns.rStill, "The Death Card" has a lot of potential: check the borderline chaotic section partway through the aforementioned "Snake Eyes" and the atmosphere and cohesion attempted on the album's handful of interludes. The last track, "Return (Heartless)," almost achieves a sense of doom, if not for the awful lyrics. I'll keep an eye on Sworn In, but they're going to have to either take a scalpel to their sound or fire their vocalist.Twitching Tongues In Love There Is No Law3.0Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros3.5Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X4.0Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth2.5A major step down both in production and composition, "Labyrinth" lacked the energy and verve that seemed so effortless on "Agony." Future listens will hopefully reveal something I may have missed, but it's an underwhelming listen for the moment.Dead in the Dirt The Blind Hole3.5Norma Jean Wrongdoers4.0Arsonists Get All the Girls Listen to the Color3.0Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms4.0Beyond impressed. Mark Hunter's average vocals and atrocious lyrics held back previous albums, marring their finest hour on the self-titled and its equally competent follow-up, but he's stepped it up in a big way. Replacing the entire band with members of Daath, who dropped a great and rather overlooked album in "The Hinderers" a few years back, really mitigates the issue(s) of Hunter's performance. "Crown of Phantoms" is essentially Hunter fronting Daath, and the results are pretty spectacular: "The Machine" is among Chimaira's best openers, and the title track features some of the strongest synergy the band has ever seen. The rest of the album is packed with riffs and grooves for days. "Crown of Phantoms" is one of the most pleasant surprises of 2013 from a band I didn't think had it in them.Beartooth Sick3.5Black Crown Initiate Song of the Crippled Bull4.0Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful4.0Autopsy The Headless Ritual4.0PARTYNEXTDOOR PARTYNEXTDOOR3.0Run the Jewels Run the Jewels4.0Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods2.5Night Verses Lift Your Existence4.0August Burns Red Rescue and Restore4.5Kanye West Yeezus4.0The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack3.5Deafheaven Sunbather4.0Full of Hell Rudiments of Mutilation2.5Lantern Below3.5Dark Tranquillity Construct3.0TesseracT Altered State4.0The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer4.0Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy4.0Black Tongue Falsifier3.0Means End The Didact3.0Chance the Rapper Acid Rap3.5Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll2.5Device Device1.0Thy Art Is Murder Hate3.5Fallujah Nomadic4.0Nails Abandon All Life4.0Dark Sermon In Tongues3.5Hundredth Revolt3.5In Vain Aenigma4.0Soilwork The Living Infinite4.5Darkthrone The Underground Resistance3.5Portal Vexovoid3.0I'll admit I was a little bored on the first couple of listens, but the murk is starting to clear. There's a lot here to like. Future listens will definitely boost this rating.Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun4.5Gift Giver Daddy Issues3.5Rings of Saturn Dingir3.0Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension3.5Polyenso One Big Particular Loop4.0Fen Dustwalker3.5Currents Victimized3.0The Plot In You Could You Watch Your Children Burn2.0Rescuer With Time Comes the Comfort3.52012 Kowloon Walled City Container Ships4.0Issues Black Diamonds3.0Deftones Koi No Yokan4.0The Weeknd Trilogy4.0War from a Harlots Mouth Voyeur4.0Early Graves Red Horse3.0The Haarp Machine Disclosure3.5August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill3.0Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension3.0The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal3.5Converge All We Love We Leave Behind4.5Gallows Gallows4.0Monuments Gnosis3.0The Chariot One Wing3.5Katatonia Dead End Kings4.5Twitching Tongues Preacher Man3.0The Faceless Autotheism2.0Such Gold Misadventures2.5Admittedly, this isn't my genre of choice, but multiple listens haven't made this any more enjoyable. Most of these songs would pop in a live setting, but it's difficult to listen to without the band's exuberant stage presence.Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering4.510 Years Minus the Machine3.0Barrier Dark Days3.0Zac Brown Band Uncaged3.5Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal2.5Linkin Park Living Things3.0Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage4.0Deathspell Omega Drought4.0Whitechapel Whitechapel3.0Dying Fetus Reign Supreme4.0Enabler All Hail the Void4.0Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I4.0Shaped By Fate I Fear The World Has Changed4.0Architects Daybreaker2.5Fear Factory The Industrialist3.0Kreator Phantom Antichrist4.0Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity4.0The Great Old Ones Al Azif4.0Death Grips The Money Store3.5Skyharbor Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos3.0I wasn't big on Dan Tompkins-era Tesseract, and I'm not big on him in Skyharbor, either. His tone and range do nothing for me, and as mentioned in the review, he almost never shuts up, bringing down some quality instrumentals. Despite him, the rest of the band is so cohesive that I can't give this any less than a 3. Future listens might reveal whatever I'm missing, but for now, this isn't quite the djent/prog masterpiece the hype makes it out to be.In Mourning The Weight of Oceans4.0Emmure Slave to the Game1.0Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy2.5Stick To Your Guns Diamond3.0Black Breath Sentenced To Life4.0Meshuggah Koloss4.0Wretched (USA-NC) Son of Perdition4.0The Last Ten Seconds of Life Warpath2.5Acoda Acoda3.5Those Who Lie Beneath Antichrist4.0Every Time I Die Ex Lives4.0Hang The Bastard Hang The Bastard3.5Narrows Painted3.0The Saddest Landscape After The Lights2.5Beneath the Massacre Incongruous3.5Abigail Williams Becoming4.0Dodecahedron Dodecahedron3.5Attack Attack! (US) This Means War2.0Everything Went Black Cycles of Light3.5DropxLife Furthur3.0Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame3.0Love Sex Machine Love Sex Machine4.5This shit will flatten your nearest mountain range.Aborted Global Flatline3.0Villains Extortion3.02011 The Weeknd Echoes of Silence4.0Common The Dreamer/The Believer3.0Ever Forthright Ever Forthright3.5Korn The Path of Totality1.5Vildhjarta Masstaden5.0Huge debut. These guys pull off all sorts of contradictions (expansive/claustrophobic, brutal/emotive, dark/uplifting) with the finesse of a much older and more experienced band. It's a sound you can lose yourself in.Fallujah The Harvest Wombs4.0Drake Take Care4.0Disturbed The Lost Children2.0Tech N9ne Welcome to Strangeland2.5Leviathan True Traitor, True Whore3.0Uneven Structure Februus3.5Twitching Tongues Sleep Therapy3.5Carnifex Until I Feel Nothing3.5La Dispute Wildlife2.5Young and in the Way V. Eternal Depression3.0Dead in the Dirt Fear3.5Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire4.0Mastodon The Hunter3.0Machine Head Unto the Locust3.0The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne2.5Pollution People Future Trash4.0Corelia Nostalgia4.0Means End Lim (f)3.0Full of Hell Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home3.5Stray From the Path Rising Sun3.5Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV2.5Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us2.5The Weeknd Thursday4.5Chimaira The Age Of Hell2.5Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony4.0Dead And Divine Antimacy3.5All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends3.5Cold Superfiction2.5Disma Towards the Megalith3.0Decapitated Carnival Is Forever3.0Baring Teeth Atrophy4.0Beheading of a King Quasar: Preserving Legacy4.0Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra2.5Job for a Cowboy Gloom2.5Brutality Will Prevail Sleep Paralysis4.0The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual3.0Fit for an Autopsy The Process of Human Extermination3.5Ed Gein Bad Luck3.5Oathbreaker Mælstrøm4.0Of Mice and Men The Flood2.5The Kindred Lore3.0The Air I Breathe Great Faith In Fools3.5I've been experimenting with this album in Audacity. Removing 90% of the breakdowns brings this up nearly a full star, since most follow nearly identical patterns and seriously hamper the band's momentum. Seriously, The Air I Breathe could have been something else entirely if they didn't shoot their grooves in the foot multiple times per song with what sounds like the same breakdown played at varying speed. As it is, it's still a solid listen that manages to surpass most of Rise's roster, and a somewhat less solid recommendation.Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's4.0Ampere Like Shadows4.5Arsonists Get All the Girls Motherland4.0Deathspell Omega Diabolus Absconditus3.0Memphis May Fire The Hollow2.5Deafheaven Roads to Judah4.0Skindred Union Black4.0Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)3.5Last Chance to Reason Level 22.5The Plot In You First Born2.5Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless1.0Twitching Tongues Insane & Inhumane2.5Of Legends Stranded3.0Sick drummer and a sound so tight and calculated, it's a little disappointing. This album could have stood for a more experimentation along the lines of the very interesting "We Wish Death," which while overlong, is the undisputed highlight of the record for its meandering back-end.Young and in the Way I Am Not What I Am3.5Panic! At the Disco Vices & Virtues3.0Protest the Hero Scurrilous3.5TesseracT One3.5The Weeknd House of Balloons4.0Trap Them Darker Handcraft3.5KEN mode Venerable4.0Manners Apparitions2.5My Heart To Joy Reasons to Be3.0The Human Abstract Digital Veil3.0Darkest Hour The Human Romance3.0Emmure Speaker of the Dead2.0Glassjaw Coloring Book5.0Ulcerate The Destroyers of All4.0Architects The Here and Now1.5Lead Hands Lead Hands4.0Brotherhood Of The Lake Desperation Is The English Way: Vol. 13.0Maths Ascent4.0Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)4.02010 Finch (US) Epilogue3.0The Damned Things Ironiclast3.0Hang The Bastard Hellfire Reign3.5Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession4.0The Chariot Long Live4.0Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy3.5Dead in the Dirt Vold4.0My Ticket Home The Opportunity To Be2.5Underoath Disambiguation3.0War from a Harlots Mouth MMX4.0Deathspell Omega Paracletus5.0A Bullet For Pretty Boy Revision: Revise3.5First Fragment The Afterthought Ecstasy4.0Withered Dualitas2.5Intronaut Valley of Smoke3.0Motionless in White Creatures3.0Arbus A Recess in the Wall4.0Mushroomhead Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children2.5Abigail Williams In the Absence of Light3.5Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being2.0The Saddest Landscape You Will Not Survive3.0Cloudkicker Beacons4.0Beneath the Massacre Marée Noire4.0Linkin Park A Thousand Suns3.0Brutality Will Prevail Root of All Evil3.5Rorcal Heliogabalus4.5Redefines "massive" and "soul-crushing" in a way that rivals the best of Neurosis.Within the Ruins Invade2.5Ion Dissonance Cursed3.0The Devil Wears Prada Zombie3.5Iron Maiden The Final Frontier4.5Fleshwrought Dementia/Dyslexia2.5Wretched (USA-NC) Beyond The Gate3.0Dax Riggs Say Goodnight To The World4.0Downfall of Gaia Epos4.0The Acacia Strain Wormwood3.5Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are2.5Young and in the Way Cloven Hoof3.0Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King3.5Early Graves Goner3.5The Amity Affliction Youngbloods2.5Eminem Recovery3.5Young and in the Way Amen3.5Drake Thank Me Later2.5Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!2.0Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption2.5Trap Them Filth Rations3.0Celeste Morte(s) Nee(s)3.0Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia3.5The Black Keys Brothers4.0As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise3.0Polyenso Clean Head3.0Beneath The Sky In Loving Memory3.5Deftones Diamond Eyes3.5Plebeian Grandstand How Hate is Hard to Define4.0Twilight Monument To Time End4.0B.o.B The Adventures Of Bobby Ray2.565daysofstatic We Were Exploding Anyway3.5Sevendust Cold Day Memory2.0Periphery Periphery3.0Duck Duck Goose Off Yourself3.5Periphery Periphery (Instrumental)4.0Letlive. Fake History3.0Son of Aurelius The Farthest Reaches4.0The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis3.5Rinoa An Age Among Them4.0Black Breath Heavy Breathing3.5Immolation Majesty and Decay4.0Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men2.5Daughters Daughters4.0Kalmah 12 Gauge3.0Fuck Your Shadow From Behind Freigeist4.0Carnifex Hell Chose Me2.5In Mourning Monolith3.0Nails Unsilent Death4.0Fear Factory Mechanize3.5Lil Wayne Rebirth1.0Throats Throats4.0Ihsahn After3.5Full of Hell The Inevitable Fear of Existence3.5Monuments We Are the Foundation3.5Hang The Bastard Raw Sorcery3.52009 Mudvayne Mudvayne2.0Gaza He Is Never Coming Back2.5Hypocrisy A Taste of Extreme Divinity4.0Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest4.0Katatonia Night Is the New Day4.0Black Breath Razor To Oblivion4.0Tech N9ne K.O.D.3.5Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect4.0Lye By Mistake Fea Jur3.5Those Who Lie Beneath An Awakening4.0Sonically dark and brutal without being especially corny or br00tal, it's the awfully-written lyrics that weigh this down, as well as some breakdown fatigue on initial listens. Otherwise, this is a strong debut that leans a little more heavily on the "death" end of deathcore than similar bands: see the skull-crushing "Building and Breaking Bridges" and the wailing lead on "Through His Eyes," then check "Still Breathing" for one of the finest closers in the subgenre.Converge Axe to Fall3.5Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony2.5Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us3.5Immortal All Shall Fall2.5Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind4.5Despised Icon Day of Mourning2.5Maths Descent4.0Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream1.5The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate3.0Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity3.5Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic4.0No Consequence In The Shadow of Gods3.0Emmure Felony1.0Behemoth Evangelion3.5Dead And Divine The Machines We Are3.5Permillisecond 2009 EP4.0The Word Alive Empire4.0I saw these guys at a small venue with A Faylene Sky and a couple other bands supporting Eyes Set to Kill when this was their only release, and they absolutely brought the house down. Tons of energy, wonderful crowd interaction; it's just too bad this would ultimately be their finest hour.August Burns Red Constellations3.0He Is Legend It Hates You4.0Born of Osiris A Higher Place2.0Poison the Well The Tropic Rot3.0Job for a Cowboy Ruination3.5Vildhjarta Omnislash4.0Suffocation Blood Oath2.5Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse2.5Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride3.0Darkest Hour The Eternal Return3.0A Textbook Tragedy Rain City State of Mind - EP4.0Destroyer 666 Defiance3.5Nails Obscene Humanity3.0dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion4.0Young and in the Way NewBorn2.5Graves of Valor Salarian Gate3.5Marilyn Manson The High End of Low2.5Hester Prynne The Goswell Divorce3.0Sights and Sounds Monolith3.5Polyenso Birth.Eater4.5Eminem Relapse2.5Narrows New Distances3.0The Chariot Wars and Rumors of Wars2.0The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below3.0Gallows Grey Britain4.0War from a Harlots Mouth In Shoals3.5Celeste Misanthrope(s)3.0Chimaira The Infection4.0Isis Wavering Radiant4.5My Heart To Joy Seasons In Verse3.0Ulcerate Everything Is Fire4.5(sic)monic Somnambulist3.5Mastodon Crack the Skye3.0Into the Moat The Campaign3.5Cobalt Gin4.0Wretched (USA-NC) The Exodus of Autonomy3.5Buried Inside Spoils Of Failure4.5Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles3.0Ash Borer 2009 Demo4.0Within the Ruins Creature3.0Thursday Common Existence3.5Conducting from the Grave When Legends Become Dust4.0A Day to Remember Homesick2.5Architects Hollow Crown4.0Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor3.0The Jonbenet Substances2.5Maths Split with Throats3.5Bird Eater Utah4.0"It takes Days to Boil the Bones" wouldn't sound out of place on No Absolutes in Human Suffering, and that makes Utah awesome.2008 Intestine Baalism Ultimate Instinct4.0Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux3.0Deathspell Omega Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum4.0Deathspell Omega Mass Grave Aesthetics4.0Oathbreaker Oathbreaker3.5Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak2.5Distance Repercussions4.0Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly2.5Dance Club Massacre Circle of Death2.5The Faceless Planetary Duality3.0Pig Destroyer Natasha3.0La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...3.0Trap Them Seizures In Barren Praise3.5Satyricon The Age Of Nero3.5Early Graves We the Guillotine3.5Dark Tower reference in the tracklisting = instant high rating. It's also a fantastic record to boot.Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns2.5Haste the Day Dreamer2.5Gojira The Way of All Flesh3.0Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery3.5Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God3.0Kowloon Walled City Turk Street3.0Misery Index Traitors3.5All That Remains Overcome2.0Intronaut Prehistoricisms3.5Touche Amore Touche Amore3.5All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers2.0Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation3.5Slipknot All Hope Is Gone2.5The Human Abstract Midheaven1.5Exotic Animal Petting Zoo I Have Made My Bed in Darkness4.0Overcast Reborn to Kill Again4.0My Heart To Joy Virgin Sails3.0Withered Folie Circulaire4.0Finch (US) Finch3.0The Kindred Ms. Mary Mallon3.0Whitechapel This Is Exile2.5Tech N9ne Killer2.5Fellsilent The Hidden Words4.0Aborted Strychnine.2132.0Duck Duck Goose Noise, Noise and More Noise3.5Bleed the Sky Murder The Dance3.0Lil Wayne Tha Carter III3.5Ihsahn angL3.036 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers3.5Emmure The Respect Issue1.010 Years Division2.5Nine Inch Nails The Slip3.0Pianos Become the Teeth Saltwater2.5Panopticon Panopticon4.0With Dead Hands Rising Expect Hell3.0Spitfire Cult Fiction3.5Kalmah For The Revolution2.5Jacobi Wichita Bonez Malone3.5Embrace The End Ley Lines3.0Celeste Nihiliste(s)3.5Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow3.5Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life4.5Cursed III: Architects of Troubled Sleep4.0Meshuggah obZen4.0Polyenso The Tide2.5Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV3.0Eyes Set To Kill Reach3.0Drake So Far Gone2.5Benea Reach Alleviat3.0Dead Congregation Graves of the Archangels3.0Protest the Hero Fortress2.5In Mourning Shrouded Divine4.0Attack Attack! (US) If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?1.0Crydebris The Severing4.0Harlots Corellia4.02007 Lupe Fiasco The Cool3.5The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works3.5Burial Untrue4.0Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold2.5Trap Them Seance Prime3.5Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow3.0Skindred Roots Rock Riot3.0"Rude Boy for Life" is my favorite Skindred song, but this album is really nothing special otherwise.The Holly Springs Disaster Motion Sickness Love3.5Harlots Betrayer4.0Born of Osiris The New Reign3.0Animosity Animal4.0The Agony Scene Get Damned3.5Down Down III: Over the Under3.5War from a Harlots Mouth Transmetropolitan2.5The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal4.0Benighted Icon4.0Every Time I Die The Big Dirty2.5Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor3.0The Devil Wears Prada Plagues2.5As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us3.5Dax Riggs We Sing of Only Blood or Love3.5As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep3.5Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement1.5Korn Untitled2.5Common Finding Forever2.5Evans Blue The Pursuit...3.0Nile Ithyphallic2.5Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum3.5Darkest Hour Deliver Us4.0Behemoth The Apostasy3.0Destroyer Destroyer Littered With Arrows3.5Architects Ruin3.0August Burns Red Messengers2.5Dweedle weedle jun jun jun posi lyrics rinse shuffle repeatDevil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope4.0Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb4.0My Heart To Joy Heavenly Bodies4.0Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me2.0"If I Was Your Vampire" is a hell of a song, but the rest of the album falls decidedly short. Ion Dissonance Minus the Herd3.0Akercocke Antichrist3.5Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long2.5Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man4.0Not nearly as scattershot as their debut, nor as occasionally monochromatic as "The Healing Process," there wasn't really much chance the follow-up would be any better, either (and it isn't). "The Ills of Modern Man" is the jewel in Despised Icon's crown and by far their most crushing, cohesive, inventive, and engaging record, not to mention some of the best music to rep the "deathcore" tag. Highly recommended.Job for a Cowboy Genesis2.5Hopesfall Magnetic North3.5Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight2.5Immolation Shadows in the Light3.0Chasing Victory Fiends3.5Vanna Curses3.5Dark Tranquillity Fiction3.5Nine Inch Nails Year Zero3.5Poison the Well Versions3.0The Chariot The Fiancee3.0Trap Them Sleepwell Deconstructor3.0Machine Head The Blackening4.5Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges2.5Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows2.5Sevendust Alpha3.0Chimaira Resurrection4.0Bone Awl Meaningless Leaning Mess3.0The Handshake Murders Usurper2.5Anberlin Cities4.0Aborted Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture2.5Fall Out Boy Infinity on High3.5Distance My Demons4.0A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart2.5Beneath The Sky What Demons Do To Saints2.5Abigail Williams Legend3.5Asking Alexandria The Irony of Your Perfection1.0Car Bomb Centralia2.0It's a huge, atonal mess to someone who doesn't play an instrument. Whatever they're doing might have some technical musical significance, the sole reason I haven't 1'd this, but Meshuggah sounds a hell of a lot better pushing the boundaries of metal. Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth3.5Romans All Those Wrists3.5Lil Wayne Da Drought 33.5Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death3.5Harlots The Human War Machine3.5A Black Rose Burial An Awakening of Revenants EP4.0.Crrust Pain Is A Mere Sensation5.02006 Senate The Great Northern Scenekill4.0Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies2.5Tech N9ne Everready (The Religion)3.0Ill Nino The Undercover Sessions EP3.0Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)4.0Isis In the Absence of Truth4.5Deftones Saturday Night Wrist3.5Belphegor Pestapokalypse VI4.0My Chemical Romance The Black Parade2.5Cradle of Filth Thornography2.5Trivium The Crusade3.0He Is Legend Suck Out The Poison2.5Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side3.5Gaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die4.0Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves3.0Suffocation Suffocation2.5Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor3.0Mushroomhead Savior Sorrow3.5Benea Reach Monument Bineothan4.0Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death4.0The Human Abstract Nocturne2.5The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord2.5Threat Signal Under Reprisal3.5Gorod Leading Vision4.0Insomnium Above the Weeping World4.0Breaking Benjamin Phobia3.0Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain3.5The Jonbenet Ugly/Heartless3.5Daughters Hell Songs4.0All Shall Perish The Price of Existence4.5Strapping Young Lad The New Black3.0Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma3.0All That Remains The Fall of Ideals4.0From A Second Story Window Delenda4.036 Crazyfists Rest Inside the Flames3.5Anterrabae And Our Heart Beat In Our Fingertips, Without Reas2.5Underoath Define the Great Line3.5Harlots This Is the Second Death4.0Three Days Grace One-X2.5Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here3.0Twin Method The Volume Of Self3.0The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk3.5Nights Like These The Faithless4.0As Blood Runs Black Allegiance3.0AFI Decemberunderground3.5Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth3.5SikTh Death of a Dead Day4.5Sika Redem Entheogen5.0As I Lay Dying A Long March: The First Recordings3.0Misery Index Discordia3.0Burial Burial3.0Thursday A City By the Light Divided2.5Tool 10,000 Days4.0Architects Nightmares4.0Intronaut Void4.0Satyricon Now, Diabolical3.0Head Control System Murder Nature3.5And The Hero Fails Empire Smiles4.0Improves with each listen. Nothing groundbreaking, but tightly and consistently written, with shades of Fear Before circa "Odd How People Shake" a welcome addition to their tough-as-nails take on metalcore. It's a shame the've long since disbanded.Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday2.5Hurt Volume One4.0Yakuza Samsara3.5Katatonia The Great Cold Distance4.0Intronaut Null4.0Spitfire Self-Help3.0Kalmah The Black Waltz3.5Evans Blue The Melody...3.5Frost Like Ashes Tophet3.0Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis3.0Deadboy & the Elephantmen We Are Night Sky4.0In Flames Come Clarity3.5Scarlet This Was Always Meant To Fall Apart3.5Darkest Hour Archives2.5War from a Harlots Mouth Falling Upstairs2.5The Faceless Akeldama4.0Celeste Pessimiste(s)4.02005 Korn See You on the Other Side3.5Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits3.5System of a Down Hypnotize3.0August Burns Red Thrill Seeker3.5Job for a Cowboy Doom3.5Severe Torture Fall Of The Despised3.0Ed Gein Judas Goats & Dieseleaters3.5Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Maylene and the Sons of Disaster3.0Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust3.5Leviathan Howl Mockery At The Cross3.5Cryptopsy Once Was Not2.5Thrice Vheissu4.0Sevendust Next2.5Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken...3.51349 Hellfire3.0Deathspell Omega Kenose3.0Ill Nino One Nation Underground3.0Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out4.0Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself4.0Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists2.5Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness4.0Withered Memento Mori4.0Premonitions of War Glorified Dirt/The True Face of Panic4.0Hypocrisy Virus4.0Embrace The End Counting Hallways to the Left4.0Trapt Someone in Control3.0Between the Buried and Me Alaska3.0Ion Dissonance Solace3.5Cold A Different Kind of Pain2.5Opeth Ghost Reveries3.5Protest the Hero Kezia4.0Fear Factory Transgression3.0Animosity Empires3.0Curl Up and Die The One of Above All, The End of All3.5Every Time I Die Gutter Phenomenon4.0The Bled Found in the Flood4.010 Years The Autumn Effect3.5Five.Bolt.Main Venting2.5Staind Chapter V2.5Chimaira Chimaira3.5The Jonbenet The Plot Thickens3.5The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma3.0Through the Eyes of the Dead The Annihilation of Expectation3.5Cerberus Cage Of Existence3.5Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin3.5A Life Once Lost Hunter3.5dredg Catch Without Arms3.0As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest3.0As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security3.0Finch (US) Say Hello to Sunshine3.5Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil4.0Thine Eyes Bleed In the Wake of Separation3.0Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree4.0Common Be3.0The Agony Scene The Darkest Red4.0System of a Down Mezmerize3.0A Day to Remember And Their Name Was Treason2.5Nine Inch Nails With Teeth3.0Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree3.0Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5Bleed the Sky Paradigm In Entropy3.0Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today4.5Aborted The Archaic Abattoir3.0Mudvayne Lost and Found3.5Despised Icon The Healing Process3.5Nile Annihilation of the Wicked3.5Strapping Young Lad Alien3.5Trivium Ascendancy3.5Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath3.0Dead Meadow Feathers3.5Genghis Tron Cloak of Love3.0Buried Inside Chronoclast3.0The Devil Wears Prada Patterns of a Horizon1.0Into the Moat The Design3.0Abigail Williams Gallow Hill3.0The Sawtooth Grin Pervavor4.0Karnivool Themata4.02004 He Is Legend I Am Hollywood4.5The Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...4.0Eminem Encore2.0A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe2.0Hopesfall A Types3.0Arch Enemy Dead Eyes See No Future3.5Invocation of Nehek Invocation of Nehek3.5Crionics Armageddon's Evolution3.0Behemoth Demigod4.0Isis Panopticon4.0Breather Resist Charmer3.5Pig Destroyer Terrifyer4.0Mare Mare4.5Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine3.5Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh4.0Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)3.0Shadows Fall The War Within3.5Converge You Fail Me4.0With Dead Hands Rising The Horror Grows Near3.0Amon Amarth Fate of Norns2.5Drudkh Autumn Aurora4.0Mastodon Leviathan4.0Mercenary 11 Dreams4.0Leviathan Tentacles of Whorror4.0Skindred Babylon3.0The Flaming Tsunamis Zombies vs Robots!3.0Glass Casket We Are Gathered Here Today...4.0Meshuggah I4.5Atreyu The Curse3.0Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone3.0Chronic Future Lines in My Face4.0Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety3.0My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge3.5He Is Legend 910253.0Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)3.0Fall Out Boy My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side...3.0Disarmonia Mundi Fragments Of D-Generation3.0Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God3.5Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache3.51349 Beyond the Apocalypse4.0Suffocation Souls to Deny2.5Fear Factory Archetype3.0Satyricon Volcano3.0In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape2.0Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days2.5All That Remains This Darkened Heart4.0Anterrabae Shakedown Tonight4.036 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance3.0Haste the Day Burning Bridges2.5Hypocrisy The Arrival2.5Deathspell Omega Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice4.0Error Error3.5Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...4.0The Bronx The Bronx3.0Premonitions of War Left in Kowloon4.0Great record full of grindy, zero-fat metalcore. "Black Den" and "One Constant Volume"
showcase some surprising but welcome bluesiness in their riffs and groove before the album
stops dead for "Cables Hum Overhead." Vaguely industrial and highly repetitive, it would
benefit from swapping places with "Dim Light District," which would maintain the build-up of
"Black Den" and enhance the pay-off in "Citizen," one of the record's most balls-out tracks.
Despite that one issue, "Left in Kowloon" is vicious, no-frills shit, worth the 26 minutes
it takes to play it through. August Burns Red Looks Fragile After All1.5The Saddest Landscape Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross2.5Decapitated The Negation3.0Pig Destroyer Painter of Dead Girls3.0The Acacia Strain 37503.0Xasthur Telepathic With The Deceased3.0Reflux The Illusion Of Democracy3.5From A Second Story Window Not One Word Has Been Omitted3.5Harlots The Woman You Saw Is The Great City3.5Scarlet Cult Classic4.0The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine4.0Gaza East4.0Comity The Deus Ex-Machina As A Forgotten Genius (Andy Wa4.0These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You3.5The Sawtooth Grin Cuddlemonster4.02003 Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires3.0Cave In Antenna3.5Korn Take a Look in the Mirror2.5P.O.D. Payable on Death3.0Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus3.5Xasthur The Funeral of Being3.5Sevendust Seasons2.5Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 34.0Ill Nino Confession2.5Leviathan The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide4.0Bleeding Through This Is Love, This Is Murderous3.5A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step4.0Thursday War All the Time4.0Limp Bizkit Results May Vary1.5Prayer for Cleansing Rain In Endless Fall3.0Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion3.0Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5Edge of Sanity Crimson II4.5Misery Index Retaliate4.0Coal Chamber Giving The Devil His Due2.5Unfortunately, Coal Chamber's discography isn't nearly as varied as Fear Factory's, making "Giving the Devil His Due" a much less interesting compilation of odds and ends than something like "Hatefiles." "Headstones and the Walking Dead" is intriguing mainly for its backstory than any actual musical quality, and along with the "Babbit" demo and the live version of "Big Truck" (which makes this otherwise average song really pop), is probably the only worthwhile thing here. All of the alternate mixes are disposable, hardly differing from the originals beyond a voice effect here or a less-muddled riff there, and the demos are...well, demos. The bonus tracks that make up the middle of the tracklist were left off of their respective albums for a reason. Overall, not worth whatever price tag came with the CD at the time of its release, and not worth the nearly 70 minutes it takes to slog through it.Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance3.5Aborted Goremageddon3.5Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque3.0Fear Factory Hatefiles3.0Trivium Ember to Inferno2.5Into the Moat Means By Which The End Is Justified3.0Daughters Canada Songs2.5Kalmah Swampsong3.0Three Days Grace Three Days Grace2.0Deadwater Drowning Deadwater Drowning EP3.0As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse2.5The Saddest Landscape The Sound Of The Spectacle2.5Poison the Well You Come Before You3.5Every Time I Die Hot Damn!4.5The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium5.0Finger Eleven Finger Eleven3.5Animosity Shut It Down3.5Alien Ant Farm TruANT3.0The Agony Scene The Agony Scene3.5Deftones Deftones3.5Revis Places For Breathing4.0Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason2.5"Stigmurder," "Eyes of a Criminal," and "Implements of Destruction" are great songs, the latter verging on excellent, but they're not enough to really elevate Chimaira's sophomore effort beyond slightly above-average metalcore. It's a vast improvement upon the mediocre "Pass Out of Existence," at least.Cold Year Of The Spider4.0Nothingface Skeletons3.51349 Liberation3.5Vital Remains Dechristianize4.5All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge2.5Katatonia Viva Emptiness4.5Linkin Park Meteora3.0Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day3.5AFI Sing the Sorrow5.0Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad3.0Amon Amarth Versus the World3.0Spineshank Self Destructive Pattern3.0Motograter Motograter3.0Breather Resist Only in the Morning3.0Curl Up and Die But The Past Ain't Through With Us3.0Scarlet Something To Lust About3.0The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed3.5Ed Gein It's A Shame That A Family Can Be Torn Apart By...3.5Mushroomhead XIII3.5Akercocke Choronzon3.5Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages3.5The Bled Pass the Flask4.0Enslaved Below the Lights4.0Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came4.0Beecher Breaking the Fourth Wall4.0Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence3.5Ion Dissonance Breathing Is Irrelevant3.52002 System of a Down Steal This Album!3.0Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends4.0Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come3.5Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage3.0Trapt Trapt3.0Leviathan Verräter4.0Demon Hunter Demon Hunter2.5Chevelle Wonder What's Next3.5Tech N9ne Absolute Power3.5Shadows Fall The Art of Balance3.0Disturbed Believe3.5Hate Eternal King of All Kings3.5Xasthur Nocturnal Poisoning3.5Dragpipe Music for the Last Day of Your Life3.0The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene3.5Glassjaw Worship and Tribute4.5Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child3.5Meshuggah Nothing3.5In Flames Reroute to Remain2.0Linkin Park Reanimation3.0My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...3.0Hopesfall No Wings To Speak Of3.5Suicide Note You're Not Looking So Good4.0Maroon 5 Songs About Jane4.0Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses3.0Mastodon Remission4.0Superjoint Ritual Use Once and Destroy3.0Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing4.0Eminem The Eminem Show3.0Eighteen Visions Vanity1.0Coal Chamber Dark Days3.0Kalmah They Will Return3.0The Apex Theory Topsy-Turvy3.0Down Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow3.5Finch (US) What It Is to Burn2.5Underoath The Changing of Times3.0Decapitated Nihility3.5Breaking Benjamin Saturate2.0Poison the Well Tear From the Red2.0Virgin Black Sombre Romantic3.5Thrice The Illusion of Safety4.0Despised Icon Consumed by Your Poison2.0The Acacia Strain ...And Life Is Very Long2.0Fear Factory Concrete3.0With Dead Hands Rising Behind Inquisition3.0As the Sun Sets 89493.0Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness3.5Five Pointe O Untitled4.0Isis Oceanic4.0Nile In Their Darkened Shrines4.0Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade4.0Curl Up and Die Unfortunately We're Not Robots4.0Destroyer 666 Cold Steel...for an Iron Age4.0Ghosts Of The Canal Five Episodes From The Subconscious4.0Agalloch The Mantle4.5Korn Untouchables2.5As the Sun Sets 77443.52001 Limp Bizkit New Old Songs1.0Every Time I Die Last Night in Town3.5Sevendust Animosity4.0Finch (US) Falling Into Place3.0Incubus Morning View3.0P.O.D. Satellite2.5System of a Down Toxicity4.0Converge Jane Doe4.5Tech N9ne Anghellic1.5Slipknot Iowa3.0American Head Charge The War Of Art3.5Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence2.0Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet2.5Drowningman Drowningman Still Loves You4.0Mudvayne The Beginning of All Things to End2.5"Cultivate" is a wonderful song, the solo on "Coal" is pretty good, and the massive "L.D. 40," which splices together the interludes on Mudvayne's full-length debut and nu-metal landmark "L.D. 50" is interesting, but the rest of the material on this repackaged demo is painfully embryonic. I don't have the heart to call it a cash-grab, although that may be exactly the case, so I'll call it a gift to Mudvayne completionists. If such a thing exists. Spineshank The Height of Callousness2.5Spitfire The Slideshow Whiplash EP3.0Static-X Machine2.5Stabbing Westward Stabbing Westward2.5Tool Lateralus5.0Saetia A Retrospective3.5Arch Enemy Wages of Sin3.0Akercocke The Goat of Mendes3.5Staind Break the Cycle2.5Dimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia4.0Alien Ant Farm ANThology3.0Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate3.5Opeth Blackwater Park4.5Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion3.0Godhead 2000 Years of Human Error2.5Fear Factory Digimortal2.5Amon Amarth The Crusher2.5Grand Belial's Key Judeobeast Assassination3.0Crowbar Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form3.0Mushroomhead XX3.5The End Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient4.0Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard4.0Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down4.02000 Curl Up and Die The Only Good Bug Is A Dead Bug3.5Marilyn Manson Holy Wood3.5Kalmah Swamplord4.0Amen We Have Come for Your Parents4.0Cradle of Filth Midian3.5Linkin Park Hybrid Theory3.0Nothingface Violence3.5Cold 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage4.5AFI The Art of Drowning3.5Nile Black Seeds of Vengeance2.5Mudvayne L.D. 504.5Eighteen Visions Until the Ink Runs Out4.0Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...3.5In Flames Clayman3.5Dying Fetus Destroy the Opposition3.0Deftones White Pony3.0A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms4.0Decapitated Winds of Creation4.0Rage Against the Machine Renegades3.0Thrice Identity Crisis2.0Shadows Fall Of One Blood3.5Pantera Reinventing the Steel2.5Drowningman How They Light Cigarettes in Prison3.5Disturbed The Sickness2.5The Deadlights The Deadlights4.0Godsmack Awake2.5Agents of Oblivion Agents of Oblivion4.0"Cosmic Dancer" is one of the most unsettled, unsettling songs I've ever come across.Dead Meadow Dead Meadow3.5Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...2.0Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg2.5Every Time I Die The Burial Plot Bidding War2.5Destroyer 666 Phoenix Rising4.0Immolation Close to a World Below4.0Drowningman Rock And Roll Killing Machine4.0This is so fucking tight and so criminally overlooked. RIP DrowningmanEminem The Marshall Mathers LP4.5Lykathea Aflame Elvenefris4.5Weakling Dead as Dreams4.51999 Botch We Are the Romans3.0Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening3.5Korn Issues4.0Amon Amarth The Avenger3.0Opeth Still Life4.0As the Sun Sets Each Individual Voice Is Dead in the Silence4.5The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity4.0Nine Inch Nails The Fragile4.0Amen Amen4.0Sevendust Home3.0Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis3.5Katatonia Tonight's Decision3.0Incubus Make Yourself3.0Slipknot Slipknot3.0Limp Bizkit Significant Other3.0In Flames Colony3.5Arch Enemy Burning Bridges3.5AFI Black Sails in the Sunset3.0Spitfire The Dead Next Door2.0Staind Dysfunction3.0Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn Ravenous (Soundtrack)4.0Marduk Panzer Division Marduk3.0AFI All Hallow's4.0Akercocke Rape of The Bastard Nazerene3.5Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip2.5Linkin Park Hybrid Theory EP3.0Coal Chamber Chamber Music3.0Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions3.0Satyricon Rebel Extravaganza3.0Kiss It Goodbye Choke3.0Immortal At the Heart of Winter3.5Orchid Chaos is Me3.5Drowningman Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline3.5Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles4.0Immolation Failures for Gods4.0Unruh Setting Fire to Sinking Ships4.5Poison the Well The Opposite of December5.0P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown2.51998 Meshuggah Chaosphere4.0Spineshank Strictly Diesel2.0Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy3.0Nothingface An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity3.5Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals3.5Godsmack Godsmack2.5Korn Follow the Leader3.0Typical of any Korn album, "Follow the Leader" is noticeably lopsided, with its first half loaded with the good stuff. That dichotomy is more apparent here than perhaps anywhere else in Korn's now extensive discography, because the streak of songs from "It's On!" through "Children of the Korn" is some of the band's very best material, rivaling even the self-titled's genre-spawning first half. Unfortunately, Jon's contribution of an annoying melody on "B.B.K" is symptomatic of the album's main issue: Jon. He ruins, or at least severely undercuts, a lot of quality riffing on tracks like "B.B.K" and the punky "Reclaim My Place" with his pre-vocal-lesson whine and some atrocious lyricism, "Pretty" and the better-not-discussed "All in the Family" being the worst offenders. His trademark scatting is also electronically tampered with on a couple of cuts toward the end, needlessly bloating track lengths or derailing atmosphere. Despite its issues (the superior album, by the way), "Follow the Leader" can be great fun every once in a while, and redeems itself with the creepy-amusing "Cameltosis" and "My Gift to You," the last of Korn's truly great Epic Album Closers. I recommend this for the first five songs and anyone who can stomach "Wait! I've got some shit to say!" as a prechorus, and the power to ignore the existence of Jon's "rap" battle with Fred Durst.Fear Factory Obsolete3.5Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline2.5Far Water & Solutions3.0System of a Down System of a Down3.5Imogen Heap I Megaphone2.0dredg Leitmotif4.0Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest4.0Shadows Fall Somber Eyes to the Sky2.0Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast4.0Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka2.5Arch Enemy Stigmata4.0Stabbing Westward Darkest Days3.0Botch American Nervoso4.0Training for Utopia Plastic Soul Impalement4.0Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall3.0Poison the Well Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder2.5Katatonia Discouraged Ones2.5Pig Destroyer Explosions in Ward 62.5Cold Cold3.0Kilgore A Search for Reason3.0Coalesce Functioning on Impatience3.5Saetia Saetia3.5Gorguts Obscura4.51997 In Flames Whoracle3.0Deftones Around the Fur4.0Hecate Enthroned The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh4.0Old Man's Child The Pagan Prosperity3.0Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.3.5Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$3.0Snot Get Some4.0Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant3.5Sevendust Sevendust2.5Old Man's Child Born of the Flickering3.0Coal Chamber Coal Chamber2.5Strapping Young Lad City3.5Nothingface Pacifier2.0His Hero Is Gone Monuments to Thieves3.5The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan2.5Mudvayne Kill I Oughta2.5Dark Tranquillity The Mind's I3.0Eighteen Visions Lifeless3.0Grand Belial's Key Mocking the Philanthropist3.5Kiss It Goodbye She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not4.01996 Deadguy Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet3.5Cradle of Filth Dusk and Her Embrace4.5Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics4.0Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.1.5Korn Life Is Peachy3.0Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar4.0Tool Aenima5.0Type O Negative October Rust3.0Adramelech Psychostasia4.0P.O.D. Brown1.0Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill3.5Incubus Enjoy Incubus3.5Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire3.0Edge of Sanity Crimson4.5In Flames The Jester Race3.0Cryptopsy None So Vile4.5Stabbing Westward Wither Blister Burn & Peel2.5Dimmu Borgir Stormblast3.0Immolation Here in After3.0Kiss It Goodbye Demo Tape 19963.0Arch Enemy Black Earth4.0Cradle of Filth Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei4.0Satyricon Nemesis Divina4.0Acme To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist4.51995 Dark Tranquillity The Gallery4.0Deadguy Fixation on a Coworker4.0Incubus Fungus Amongus3.0Deftones Adrenaline2.5Down NOLA3.0Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve3.0Hecate Enthroned Upon Promeathean Shores3.0Paradise Lost Draconian Times2.0Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler4.0Fear Factory Demanufacture3.0Suffocation Pierced from Within3.5Carpathian Forest Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods4.0Mutiilation Vampires of Black Imperial Blood4.51994 Pearl Jam Vitalogy3.0Marduk Opus Nocturne4.0Meshuggah None3.5Korn Korn4.0Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow3.0Corrosion of Conformity Deliverance3.0Machine Head Burn My Eyes3.5Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse4.0Pantera Far Beyond Driven4.0Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral3.5Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh3.0Stabbing Westward Ungod2.0Dimmu Borgir For All Tid2.5In Flames Lunar Strain2.5Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh4.0Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops4.0Satyricon The Shadowthrone4.51993 Marduk Those of the Unlight4.0Burzum Det Som Engang Var4.0Death Individual Thought Patterns3.5Depravity Silence of the Centuries4.5Tool Undertow3.5Quicksand Slip3.5Demilich Nespithe4.5Type O Negative Bloody Kisses3.0Rippikoulu Musta Seremonia3.0Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity3.5Satyricon Dark Medieval Times4.51992 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine3.5Fear Factory Soul of a New Machine3.0Tool Opiate3.0Pantera Vulgar Display of Power3.0Convulse World Without God4.0Demigod Slumber of Sullen Eyes4.51991 Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten3.5Death Human4.5Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse2.5Pearl Jam Ten3.5Grave Into the Grave3.5Gorguts Considered Dead3.0Immolation Dawn of Possession2.5Tool 728263.0Unleashed Where No Life Dwells3.0Funebre Children of the Scorn3.0Ripping Corpse Dreaming With the Dead3.51990 Megadeth Rust in Peace4.51989 Pestilence Consuming Impulse4.0Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine3.5Evildead Annihilation of Civilization4.01988 Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son3.01987 Death Scream Bloody Gore3.0Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark4.01986 Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time4.0Kreator Pleasure to Kill4.01985 Bathory The Return......3.01984 Iron Maiden Powerslave4.0Bathory Bathory4.01982 Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast3.0Unknown The Blinding Light The Ascension Attempt4.0
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