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2014
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral4.0
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/
Aversions Crown Tyrant3.0
Emigrate Silent So Long3.5
Cavalera Conspiracy Pandemonium4.0
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])
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry3.5
As We Draw Mirages3.0
Come the Dawn Light of the World3.0
1349 Massive Cauldron Of Chaos4.0
Capsize The Angst In My Veins4.0
Oado Life Era4.5
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain4.0
The Contortionist Language4.0
The Color Morale Hold On Pain Ends2.5
Adrenaline Rush Adrenaline Rush3.0
Belphegor Conjuring The Dead3.0
Crystal Lake Cubes2.5
Cold World How The Gods Chill3.5
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age4.0
Anchorless Bodies Everything Might Fall Apart3.0
Keistas Withering3.5
Counting Days The War Of The Wolf3.5
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom2.5
Colossal Figures Clockwork Dilation3.5
Allegaeon Elements of the Infinite3.5
Alraune The Process Of Self​-​Immolation3.5
AnovA Omnis3.5
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked3.0
Cerebral Ballzy Jaded & Faded2.0
Boris Noise3.5
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.
Silvia Siffredi Kurrie!3.5
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amongst Thieves Revise. Reform.4.0
Quinta Travessa Hora da Verdade3.5
Arkan Sofia3.5
Forever In Grey Mephobia3.0
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool4.5
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere3.5
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed4.0
Being As an Ocean How We Both Wondrously Perish3.0
Anti-Mortem New Southern3.5
City of Dawn City of Dawn3.0
Archspire The Lucid Collective3.5
Arkona Yav3.5
Celtefog Deliverance3.0
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here4.0
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.
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion3.5
Combichrist We Love You4.0
Ars Moriendi La singuliere noirceur d'un astre3.5
Coffinworm IV.I.VIII4.0
Alaya Thrones3.5
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.
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together3.5
Carnifex Die Without Hope3.0
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.
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us3.0
Crosses Crosses3.5
Behemoth The Satanist4.0
Skindred Kill the Power4.0
Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues3.5
Alcest Shelter4.5

2013
Blood Eagle Kill Your Tyrants3.0
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.
Devouring Star Demo 20133.5
Arcology The Fall4.0
Celeste Animale(s)4.5
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love4.0
A Lot Like Birds No Place4.0
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.
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart4.0
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".
A Day to Remember Common Courtesy3.5
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.
Bear Noumenon4.0
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.
Max Raptor Mother's Ruin4.0
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.
Cloudkicker Subsume4.0
Blacklistt Blacklistt3.0
Carcass Surgical Steel4.5
Baby Godzilla Knockout Machine3.5
Crossfaith Apocalyze3.5
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.
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms3.5
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).
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.
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 Black Dahlia Murder Everblack3.5
Black Sabbath 134.0
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled4.0
Backdawn Through Extermination3.0
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Pardon My French2.0
Steak Number Eight The Hutch4.5
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.
Bleed from Within Uprising4.0
Clutch Earth Rocker3.5
KMFDM Kunst3.0
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle4.5
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.
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension3.5
Cognizance Inquisition3.5
Cult of Luna Vertikal4.0
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.
Black Light Burns Lotus Island3.5
Animus Sadist Ignorance​,​ Their Greatest Weapon3.5

2012
Incite All Out War3.5
Bog standard groove, well executed. That's hard to find nowadays.
The Algorithm Polymorphic Code4.0
Blutmond The Revolution Is Dead!3.5
Hacktivist Hacktivist4.5
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.
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.
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension3.5
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.
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud4.0
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).
Black Light Burns The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall3.5
While She Sleeps This Is the Six4.0
Cloudkicker Fade4.0
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.
Crossfaith Zion3.5
The Agonist Prisoners3.5
Architects Daybreaker3.5
Carach Angren Where the Corpses Sink Forever3.5
Cancer Bats Dead Set On Living3.5
Love and Death Chemicals4.0
The Best Pessimist Love Is...4.0
Black Breath Sentenced To Life4.0
Borknagar Urd3.5
Soulfly Enslaved4.0
Eths III4.0
Bleeding Oath Bleeding Oath4.5
Buckethead Electric Sea3.5
Coat of Arms Sun & Satellites3.5
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame4.5

2011
Barrow Being Without4.5
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.
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge4.5
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.
Bill Bailey In Metal4.5
Short but oh so sweet. Scarborough Fair and Oblivion (aka I Bleed On Your Panini) particular highlights.
Bear Doradus3.5
Machine Head Unto the Locust4.0
The Atlas Moth An Ache for the Distance3.0
Black Tide Post Mortem2.0
Chimaira The Age Of Hell4.0
Chthonic Takasago Army4.0
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra3.0
Sepultura Kairos3.5
August Burns Red Leveler3.0
Devin Townsend Project Ghost5.0
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction4.5
Alestorm Back Through Time3.5
Skindred Union Black3.5
Crossfaith The Dream, The Space3.0
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma3.5
Steak Number Eight All Is Chaos4.0
The Defiled Grave Times4.0
Architects The Here and Now3.5

2010
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit3.5
A Day to Remember What Separates Me From You3.5
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It4.5
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony3.0
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare3.0
Bear Abstractions3.0
Soulfly Omen3.5
Bullet for My Valentine Fever2.5
Alcest Ecailles De Lune4.5
Carach Angren Death Came Through a Phantom Ship3.5
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden2.0
While She Sleeps The North Stands for Nothing3.5

2009
Devin Townsend Project Addicted4.5
The Defiled 18884.0
Flawless industrial laced metalcore. Shame they couldn't quite match it on Grave Times.
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da3.5
Dethklok Dethalbum II4.0
Skindred Shark Bites And Dog Fights3.5
The Best Pessimist I Just Want To Be Your Everything4.5
Behemoth Evangelion3.5
Chthonic Mirror Of Retribution4.0
Blur Midlife: A Beginner's Guide To Blur4.0
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight3.0
Devin Townsend Project Ki3.5
Alestorm Leviathan3.0
Architects Hollow Crown4.0
Amesoeurs Amesoeurs4.0

2008
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season3.5
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone3.0
Soulfly Conquer3.0
Steak Number Eight When the Candle Dies Out3.5
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted4.0
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge3.0
Bullet for My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire3.5
Carach Angren Lammendam3.5

2007
Skindred Roots Rock Riot4.0
Apocalyptica Worlds Collide3.5
Dethklok The Dethalbum4.0
The Automatic Not Accepted Anywhere2.5
Black Light Burns Cruel Melody4.0
Machine Head The Blackening4.5

2006
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings2.5
Chthonic Seediq Bale4.5
Weird Al Yankovic Straight Outta Lynwood3.5
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain4.0
Strapping Young Lad The New Black4.0
Boy Kill Boy Civilian3.0

2005
Korn See You on the Other Side3.0
Rammstein Rosenrot4.0
Soulfly Dark Ages4.5
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison4.5
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness4.0
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5
Strapping Young Lad Alien4.5

2004
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.
Rammstein Reise, Reise4.0
Bring Me the Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For2.5
Eths Soma4.0
Skindred Babylon4.5
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)4.0
Soulfly Prophecy4.0
Carcass Choice Cuts4.0

2003
Busted A Present For Everyone3.0
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires4.5
Chthonic Satan's Horns EP3.0
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror3.5
Andrew W.K. The Wolf3.5
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5
Chimaira The Impossibility Of Reason4.5
Blur Think Tank3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat3.5
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad4.0
Sepultura Roorback3.0

2002
Nirvana Nirvana4.0
Busted Busted3.0
Soulfly 33.0
A Hi-Fi Serious3.0
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade3.5
Chthonic Relentless Recurrence3.5
Agalloch The Mantle4.0
Korn Untouchables3.5

2001
Andrew W.K. I Get Wet4.0
Machine Head Supercharger3.5
Slipknot Iowa4.5
Devin Townsend Terria4.5
Rammstein Mutter4.0
Alien Ant Farm ANThology3.5
The (International) Noise Conspiracy A New Morning, Changing Weather3.5

2000
Soulfly Primitive4.0
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...3.5
Chthonic 9th Empyrean3.5

1999
Korn Issues4.5
Crazy Town The Gift of Game1.5
American Football American Football4.0
Machine Head The Burning Red4.0
Slipknot Slipknot4.5
Limp Bizkit Significant Other3.5
Buckethead Monsters & Robots3.5
Blur 134.0
Chthonic Where the Ancestors' Souls Gathered2.5
Agalloch Pale Folklore4.0
Cardiacs Guns4.0
1998
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come5.0
Korn Follow the Leader4.0
Soulfly Soulfly4.5
Rammstein Sehnsucht3.5
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.
Apocalyptica Inquisition Symphony4.5

1997
Final Exit UMEÅ3.5
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech5.0
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$3.0
Machine Head The More Things Change...3.5
Body Count Violent Demise: The Last Days3.5
Blur Blur4.0
Strapping Young Lad City5.0

1996
Korn Life Is Peachy3.5
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent5.0
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics3.5
Weird Al Yankovic Bad Hair Day3.5
Sepultura Roots4.5
Abhinanda Abhinanda3.5
Cardiacs Sing to God 5.0

1995
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing3.5
Rammstein Herzeleid3.5
Blur The Great Escape3.5

1994
Korn Korn4.5
Refused This Just Might Be... the Truth3.5
Machine Head Burn My Eyes4.5
Blur Parklife4.0
Abhinanda Senseless3.5

1993
Nirvana In Utero4.0
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish3.5
Carcass Heartwork4.5
Sepultura Chaos A.D.5.0

1992
Weird Al Yankovic Off the Deep End3.5
Body Count Body Count3.0
Cardiacs Heaven Born and Ever Bright4.5

1991
Nirvana Nevermind4.0
Sepultura Arise4.0
Blur Leisure2.5
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious4.0
Cardiacs Songs for Ships and Irons4.0

1989
Nirvana Bleach3.5
Sepultura Beneath the Remains5.0
Cardiacs On Land and in the Sea4.5

1988
Death Leprosy4.0
Cardiacs A Little Man and a House...4.5

1987
Sepultura Schizophrenia3.5

1986
Sepultura Morbid Visions3.0

1985
Sepultura Bestial Devastation3.0

1984
Cardiacs The Seaside3.5
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