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Jacobi Wichita Bonez Malone3.5
Early Graves Red Horse3.0
Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity3.5
Dying Fetus Destroy the Opposition3.0
Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline2.5
Hate Eternal King of All Kings3.5
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever3.0
Decapitated Nihility3.5
Decapitated The Negation3.0
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis3.0
Self Defense Family Try Me3.5
Cold World How The Gods Chill3.0
Punch They Don’t Have To Believe4.0
1349 Hellfire3.0
Plebeian Grandstand Lowgazers4.0
Plebeian Grandstand How Hate is Hard to Define4.0
Bone Awl Meaningless Leaning Mess3.0
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World4.0
Young and in the Way V. Eternal Depression3.0
Young and in the Way I Am Not What I Am3.5
Young and in the Way Cloven Hoof3.0
Young and in the Way Amen3.5
Young and in the Way NewBorn2.5
Bleed the Sky Murder The Dance3.0
Bleed the Sky Paradigm In Entropy3.0
Intervals A Voice Within4.0
Full of Hell Rudiments of Mutilation2.5
Full of Hell Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home3.5
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind4.5
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros3.5
Oathbreaker Mælstrøm4.0
Oathbreaker Oathbreaker3.5
Young and in the Way When Life Comes to Death3.5
Full of Hell The Inevitable Fear of Existence3.5
Dead in the Dirt The Blind Hole3.5
Dead in the Dirt Fear3.5
Dead in the Dirt Vold4.0
Katatonia Discouraged Ones2.5
Thine Eyes Bleed In the Wake of Separation3.0
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?5.0
Skyharbor Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos3.0
I 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.
Coal Chamber Giving The Devil His Due2.5
Unfortunately, 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.
Yakuza Samsara3.5
Ion Dissonance Breathing Is Irrelevant3.5
Ion Dissonance Solace3.5
Ion Dissonance Minus the Herd3.0
Ion Dissonance Cursed3.0
Thursday Common Existence3.5
Thursday A City By the Light Divided2.5
Gangnam Park Psybrid Theory5.0
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne2.5
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below3.0
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues2.5
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord2.5
The Devil Wears Prada Patterns of a Horizon1.0
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie3.5
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War2.0
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!2.0
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream1.5
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless1.0
Asking Alexandria The Irony of Your Perfection1.0
Motionless in White Creatures3.0
Thrice Vheissu4.0
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance3.5
Thrice The Illusion of Safety4.0
Thrice Identity Crisis2.0
Sights and Sounds Monolith3.5
Stabbing Westward Stabbing Westward2.5
Stabbing Westward Darkest Days3.0
Stabbing Westward Wither Blister Burn & Peel2.5
Stabbing Westward Ungod2.0
Head Control System Murder Nature3.5
Mutiilation Vampires of Black Imperial Blood4.5
Rippikoulu Musta Seremonia3.0
Convulse World Without God4.0
Far Water & Solutions3.0
Quicksand Slip3.5
Acme To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist4.5
Unruh Setting Fire to Sinking Ships4.5
Arbus A Recess in the Wall4.0
Funebre Children of the Scorn3.0
Depravity Silence of the Centuries4.5
The Bronx The Bronx3.0
Rings of Saturn Dingir3.0
Whitechapel Our Endless War2.0
Whitechapel Whitechapel3.0
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption2.5
Whitechapel This Is Exile2.5
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement1.5
The Acacia Strain Above/Below3.5
Bleeding Through This Is Love, This Is Murderous3.5
Destroyer 666 Phoenix Rising4.0
Destroyer 666 Cold Steel...for an Iron Age4.0
Destroyer 666 Defiance3.5
Coal Chamber Dark Days3.0
Coal Chamber Chamber Music3.0
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber2.5
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo I Have Made My Bed in Darkness4.0
The Deadlights The Deadlights4.0
Five Pointe O Untitled4.0
The Kindred Lore3.0
The Kindred Ms. Mary Mallon3.0
The Human Abstract Digital Veil3.0
The Human Abstract Midheaven1.5
The Human Abstract Nocturne2.5
Corelia Nostalgia4.0
Ever Forthright Ever Forthright3.5
Incubus Fungus Amongus3.0
Of Legends Stranded3.0
Sick 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.
Chronic Future Lines in My Face4.0
Emmure Eternal Enemies1.0
Emmure Slave to the Game1.0
Emmure Speaker of the Dead2.0
Emmure Felony1.0
Emmure The Respect Issue1.0
Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows2.5
Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV2.5
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being2.0
Lil Wayne Rebirth1.0
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III3.5
Lil Wayne Da Drought 33.5
Trap Them Darker Handcraft3.5
Trap Them Filth Rations3.0
Trap Them Seizures In Barren Praise3.5
Trap Them Sleepwell Deconstructor3.0
Trap Them Seance Prime3.5
Static-X Machine2.5
Karnivool Themata4.0
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal2.5
Periphery Periphery3.0
Periphery Periphery (Instrumental)4.0
Protest the Hero Scurrilous3.5
Protest the Hero Fortress2.5
Protest the Hero Kezia4.0
Memphis May Fire The Hollow2.5
The Plot In You Could You Watch Your Children Burn2.0
The Plot In You First Born2.5
Dax Riggs Say Goodnight To The World3.5
Dax Riggs We Sing of Only Blood or Love3.5
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown4.5
System of a Down Hypnotize3.0
System of a Down Mezmerize3.0
System of a Down Steal This Album!3.0
System of a Down Toxicity4.0
System of a Down System of a Down3.5
Eminem Curtain Call: The Hits3.5
Eminem Relapse2.5
Eminem Encore2.0
Eminem The Eminem Show3.0
Eminem Recovery3.5
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP4.5
Dead Congregation Graves of the Archangels3.0
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall3.0
Behemoth The Satanist3.5
Behemoth The Apostasy3.0
Behemoth Evangelion3.5
Rescuer With Time Comes the Comfort3.5
Device Device1.0
Wretched Son of Perdition3.0
Monuments The Amanuensis4.0
Rivers Of Nihil The Conscious Seed of Light4.0
Islander Violence and Destruction3.5
Night Verses Lift Your Existence4.0
Weakling Dead as Dreams4.5
A Textbook Tragedy Rain City State of Mind - EP4.0
Stick To Your Guns Diamond3.0
Conducting from the Grave Conducting from the Grave4.0
Conducting from the Grave When Legends Become Dust4.0
Wretched Beyond The Gate3.5
Wretched The Exodus of Autonomy3.0
Eavesdropper The American Classic3.5
Grand Belial's Key Judeobeast Assassination3.0
Grand Belial's Key Mocking the Philanthropist3.5
Immortal All Shall Fall2.5
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness3.5
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I4.0
Widow Intrusive Thoughts3.0
This 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.
Villains Extortion3.0
Bird 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.
Immortal At the Heart of Winter3.5
Satyricon Now, Diabolical3.0
Satyricon Volcano3.0
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday2.5
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor3.0
Atreyu The Curse3.0
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses3.0
Burzum Det Som Engang Var4.0
Satyricon Rebel Extravaganza3.0
Satyricon Nemesis Divina4.0
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind4.5
Converge Axe to Fall3.5
Converge You Fail Me4.0
Converge Jane Doe4.5
Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening3.5
Coalesce Functioning on Impatience3.5
Training for Utopia Plastic Soul Impalement4.0
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here3.0
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis3.5
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest4.0
As I Lay Dying A Long March: The First Recordings3.0
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise3.0
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us3.5
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security3.0
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse2.5
August Burns Red Rescue and Restore4.5
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill3.0
August Burns Red Constellations3.0
August Burns Red Messengers2.5
Dweedle weedle jun jun jun posi lyrics rinse shuffle repeat
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker3.5
August Burns Red Looks Fragile After All1.5
Within the Ruins Invade2.5
Within the Ruins Creature3.0
Last Chance to Reason Level 22.5
Arsonists Get All the Girls Listen to the Color3.0
Arsonists Get All the Girls Motherland4.0
Xasthur Telepathic With The Deceased3.0
Xasthur Nocturnal Poisoning3.5
Superjoint Ritual Use Once and Destroy3.0
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon3.5
1349 Liberation3.5
Nails Unsilent Death4.0
Nails Obscene Humanity3.0
Agents of Oblivion Agents of Oblivion4.0
"Cosmic Dancer" is one of the most unsettled, unsettling songs I've ever come across.
Hundredth Resist3.5
Hundredth Revolt3.5
Xasthur The Funeral of Being3.5
Fallujah The Harvest Wombs4.0
Dead And Divine Antimacy3.5
Dead And Divine The Machines We Are3.5
Zac Brown Band Uncaged3.5
Every Time I Die Ex Lives4.0
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic4.0
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty2.5
Every Time I Die Gutter Phenomenon4.0
Every Time I Die Hot Damn!4.5
Every Time I Die Last Night in Town3.5
Every Time I Die The Burial Plot Bidding War2.5
Kowloon Walled City Container Ships4.0
Love Sex Machine Love Sex Machine4.5
This shit will flatten your nearest mountain range.
Stray From the Path Rising Sun3.5
Stray From the Path Anonymous4.0
Beneath The Sky In Loving Memory3.5
Beneath The Sky What Demons Do To Saints2.5
Chevelle This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)3.0
Chevelle Wonder What's Next3.5
Linkin Park The Hunting Party3.0
He Is Legend It Hates You4.0
He Is Legend Suck Out The Poison2.5
He Is Legend I Am Hollywood4.5
He Is Legend 910253.0
Death Grips The Money Store3.5
Evildead Annihilation of Civilization4.0
Vital Remains Dechristianize4.5
Korn The Paradigm Shift3.5
Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics4.0
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops4.0
Mudvayne Kill I Oughta2.5
Carpathian Forest Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods4.0
Lantern Below3.5
Shadows Fall The War Within3.5
Shadows Fall The Art of Balance3.0
Shadows Fall Of One Blood3.5
Shadows Fall Somber Eyes to the Sky2.0
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies2.5
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache3.5
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing4.0
All That Remains Overcome2.0
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals4.0
All That Remains This Darkened Heart4.0
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King3.5
Haste the Day Dreamer2.5
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges2.5
Haste the Day Burning Bridges2.5
Maths Ascent4.0
Maths Split with Throats3.5
Maths Descent4.0
Alien Ant Farm TruANT3.0
Anterrabae And Our Heart Beat In Our Fingertips, Without Reas2.5
Anterrabae Shakedown Tonight4.0
Satyricon The Age Of Nero3.5
The Saddest Landscape After The Lights2.5
The Saddest Landscape You Will Not Survive3.0
The Saddest Landscape Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross2.5
The Saddest Landscape The Sound Of The Spectacle2.5
Kalmah 12 Gauge3.0
Kalmah For The Revolution2.5
Kalmah The Black Waltz3.5
Kalmah Swampsong3.0
Kalmah They Will Return3.0
Kalmah Swamplord4.0
My Heart To Joy Seasons In Verse3.0
My Heart To Joy Reasons to Be3.0
My Heart To Joy Virgin Sails3.0
My Heart To Joy Heavenly Bodies4.0
The Amity Affliction Youngbloods2.5
SikTh Death of a Dead Day4.5
Overcast Reborn to Kill Again4.0
Car Bomb Centralia2.0
It'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.
KEN mode Venerable4.0
A Day to Remember Homesick2.5
A Day to Remember For Those Who Have Heart2.5
A Day to Remember And Their Name Was Treason2.5
dangerkids collapse2.5
Of Mice and Men The Flood2.5
Of Mice and Men Of Mice & Men2.5
Attack Attack! (US) If Guns Are Outlawed, Can We Use Swords?1.0
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly2.5
Beartooth Sick3.5
Thursday War All the Time4.0
Satyricon The Shadowthrone4.5
Satyricon Dark Medieval Times4.5
Prayer for Cleansing Rain In Endless Fall3.0
Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride3.0
Pianos Become the Teeth Saltwater2.5
No Consequence In The Shadow of Gods3.0
65daysofstatic We Were Exploding Anyway3.5
Manners Apparitions2.5
Katatonia Night Is the New Day4.0
Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days2.5
His Hero Is Gone Monuments to Thieves3.5
Finger Eleven Finger Eleven3.5
Finch (US) Epilogue3.0
Finch (US) Finch3.0
Finch (US) Falling Into Place3.0
Error Error3.5
Downfall of Gaia Epos4.0
Chasing Victory Fiends3.5
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect4.0
Between the Buried and Me Alaska3.0
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus3.5
Beneath the Massacre Marée Noire4.0
Deadwater Drowning Deadwater Drowning EP3.0
The Holly Springs Disaster Motion Sickness Love3.5
Gallows Gallows4.0
Gallows Grey Britain4.0
Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves3.0
Alien Ant Farm ANThology3.0
Trapt Someone in Control3.0
Trapt Trapt3.0
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony2.5
Breaking Benjamin Phobia3.0
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone3.0
Breaking Benjamin Saturate2.0
Staind Chapter V2.5
Staind Break the Cycle2.5
Staind Dysfunction3.0
10 Years Minus the Machine3.0
10 Years Division2.5
10 Years The Autumn Effect3.5
Fleshwrought Dementia/Dyslexia2.5
A Bullet For Pretty Boy Revision: Revise3.5
Five.Bolt.Main Venting2.5
Dance Club Massacre Circle of Death2.5
(sic)monic Somnambulist3.5
The Flaming Tsunamis Zombies vs Robots!3.0
Tech N9ne Welcome to Strangeland2.5
Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's4.0
Tech N9ne K.O.D.3.5
Tech N9ne Killer2.5
Tech N9ne Everready (The Religion)3.0
Tech N9ne Absolute Power3.5
Tech N9ne Anghellic1.5
Mercenary 11 Dreams4.0
Disarmonia Mundi Fragments Of D-Generation3.0
A Black Rose Burial An Awakening of Revenants EP4.0
Virgin Black Sombre Romantic3.5
Intestine Baalism Ultimate Instinct4.0
Imogen Heap Speak For Yourself4.0
Imogen Heap I Megaphone2.0
B.o.B The Adventures Of Bobby Ray2.5
The Apex Theory Topsy-Turvy3.0
Cerberus Cage Of Existence3.5
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession4.0
American Head Charge The War Of Art3.5
Senate The Great Northern Scenekill4.0
Permillisecond 2009 EP4.0
Hopesfall No Wings To Speak Of3.5
Hopesfall Magnetic North3.5
Hopesfall A Types3.0
Ghosts Of The Canal Five Episodes From The Subconscious4.0
Dragpipe Music for the Last Day of Your Life3.0
Megadeth Rust in Peace4.5
Snot Get Some4.0
Amen We Have Come for Your Parents4.0
Amen Amen4.0
Botch We Are the Romans3.0
Botch American Nervoso4.0
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends4.0
Cave In Antenna3.5
Dimmu Borgir Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia4.0
Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions3.0
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant3.5
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast3.0
Dimmu Borgir For All Tid2.5
Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence3.5
Old Man's Child The Pagan Prosperity3.0
Old Man's Child Born of the Flickering3.0
Hecate Enthroned The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh4.0
Hecate Enthroned Upon Promeathean Shores3.0
Cradle of Filth Thornography2.5
Cradle of Filth Nymphetamine3.5
Cradle of Filth Damnation and a Day3.5
Cradle of Filth Midian3.5
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast4.0
Cradle of Filth Dusk and Her Embrace4.5
Cradle of Filth The Principle of Evil Made Flesh3.0
Cradle of Filth Vempire or Dark Fairytales in Phallustei4.0
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long2.5
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane4.0
Cold A Different Kind of Pain2.5
Cold Year Of The Spider4.0
Evans Blue The Pursuit...3.0
Evans Blue The Melody...3.5
Poison the Well Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder2.5
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot3.0
Poison the Well Versions3.0
Poison the Well You Come Before You3.5
Poison the Well Tear From the Red2.0
Poison the Well The Opposite of December4.5
Revis Places For Breathing4.0
Cold Cold3.0
Michael Nyman and Damon Albarn Ravenous (Soundtrack)4.0
Cold Superfiction2.5
Cold 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage4.5
Drake Nothing Was the Same4.0
Drake Take Care4.0
Drake Thank Me Later2.5
Drake So Far Gone2.5
The Weeknd Kiss Land4.0
The Weeknd Trilogy4.0
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence4.0
The Weeknd Thursday4.0
The Weeknd House of Balloons4.0
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier4.5
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death4.0
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son3.0
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time4.0
Iron Maiden Powerslave4.0
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast3.0
Motograter Motograter3.0
Mushroomhead Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children2.5
Mushroomhead Savior Sorrow3.5
Mushroomhead XIII3.5
Mushroomhead XX3.5
Immolation Failures for Gods4.0
Immolation Here in After3.0
Immolation Dawn of Possession2.5
Baring Teeth Atrophy4.0
Decapitated Winds of Creation4.0
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium4.5
Immolation Close to a World Below4.0
Eyes Set To Kill Reach3.0
Hypocrisy A Taste of Extreme Divinity4.0
Hypocrisy Virus4.0
Hypocrisy The Arrival2.5
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion3.0
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin3.0
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges3.5
Arch Enemy Stigmata4.0
Arch Enemy Black Earth4.0
Arch Enemy Dead Eyes See No Future3.5
In Flames Come Clarity3.5
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape2.0
In Flames Reroute to Remain2.0
In Flames Clayman3.5
In Flames Colony3.5
In Flames Whoracle3.0
In Flames The Jester Race3.0
In Flames Lunar Strain2.5
Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us3.5
Paradise Lost Draconian Times2.0
Edge of Sanity Crimson II4.5
Edge of Sanity Crimson4.5
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow3.0
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods2.5
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God3.0
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side3.5
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns2.5
Amon Amarth Versus the World3.0
Amon Amarth The Crusher2.5
Amon Amarth The Avenger3.0
Unleashed Where No Life Dwells3.0
Grave Into the Grave3.5
Strapping Young Lad The New Black3.0
Strapping Young Lad Alien3.5
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad3.0
Strapping Young Lad City3.5
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity3.5
Gojira The Way of All Flesh3.0
Meshuggah Koloss4.0
Meshuggah obZen4.0
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree4.0
Meshuggah Nothing3.5
Meshuggah Chaosphere4.0
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve3.0
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse2.5
Meshuggah I4.5
Meshuggah None3.5
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)4.0
Linkin Park Living Things3.0
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns3.0
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight2.5
Linkin Park Meteora3.0
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory3.0
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory EP3.0
Linkin Park Reanimation3.0
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I3.5
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all$3.0
Limp Bizkit Significant Other3.0
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra2.5
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...2.0
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary1.5
Limp Bizkit New Old Songs1.0
Common The Dreamer/The Believer3.0
Common Finding Forever2.5
Common Be3.0
Lupe Fiasco The Cool3.5
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor3.0
Kanye West Yeezus4.0
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy3.5
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak2.5
So Hideous Last Poem/First Light4.0
Cult Leader Nothing for Us Here4.0
Three Days Grace One-X2.5
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace2.0
Comity The Deus Ex-Machina As A Forgotten Genius (Andy Wa4.0
Rorcal Heliogabalus4.5
Redefines "massive" and "soul-crushing" in a way that rivals the best of Neurosis.
Deathspell Omega Diabolus Absconditus3.0
Mudvayne 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.
The Black Keys Brothers4.0
Pantera Reinventing the Steel2.5
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill3.5
Pantera Far Beyond Driven4.0
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power3.0
Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor3.0
Incubus Enjoy Incubus3.5
Incubus A Crow Left of the Murder...4.0
Incubus Morning View3.0
Incubus Make Yourself3.0
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.3.5
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage3.0
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh4.0
Pearl Jam Vitalogy3.0
Pearl Jam Ten3.5
Rage Against the Machine Renegades3.0
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles4.0
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire3.0
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine3.5
Skindred Union Black4.0
Skindred Roots Rock Riot3.0
"Rude Boy for Life" is my favorite Skindred song, but this album is really nothing special otherwise.
Skindred Babylon3.0
Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth3.5
Fear Factory The Industrialist3.0
Fear Factory Mechanize3.5
Fear Factory Transgression3.0
Fear Factory Archetype3.0
Fear Factory Digimortal2.5
Fear Factory Obsolete3.5
Fear Factory Demanufacture3.0
Fear Factory Soul of a New Machine3.0
Fear Factory Hatefiles3.0
Fear Factory Concrete3.0
Godhead 2000 Years of Human Error2.5
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low2.5
Marilyn 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.
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque3.0
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood3.5
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals3.5
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar4.0
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks3.0
Nine Inch Nails The Slip3.0
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV3.0
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero3.5
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth3.0
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile4.0
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral3.5
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine3.5
A Perfect Circle eMOTIVe2.0
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step4.0
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms4.0
Tool 10,000 Days4.0
Tool Lateralus4.5
Tool Aenima4.5
Tool Undertow3.5
Tool Opiate3.0
Tool 728263.0
Mudvayne Mudvayne2.0
Mudvayne Lost and Found3.5
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come3.5
Mudvayne L.D. 504.5
Korn The Path of Totality1.5
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are2.5
Korn Untitled2.5
Korn See You on the Other Side3.5
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror2.5
Korn Untouchables2.5
Korn Issues4.0
Korn Follow the Leader3.0
Typical 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.
Korn Life Is Peachy3.0
Korn Korn4.0
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire4.0
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate3.5
Gorguts Obscura4.5
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us2.5
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound4.0
Fit for an Autopsy The Process of Human Extermination3.5
Ash Borer 2009 Demo4.0
Twilight Monument To Time End4.0
Leviathan True Traitor, True Whore3.0
Leviathan Tentacles of Whorror4.0
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life4.5
Leviathan The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide4.0
Leviathan Howl Mockery At The Cross3.5
Leviathan Verräter4.0
Drudkh Autumn Aurora4.0
Orchid Chaos is Me3.5
Saetia A Retrospective3.5
Saetia Saetia3.5
Touche Amore Is Survived By3.0
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse2.5
Touche Amore Touche Amore2.5
La Dispute Wildlife2.5
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River...3.0
The End Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient4.0
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted To Know...3.5
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute4.5
Glassjaw Coloring Book4.0
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)4.0
Finch (US) What It Is to Burn2.5
Finch (US) Say Hello to Sunshine3.5
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep3.5
As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest3.0
Lead Hands Lead Hands4.0
Such Gold Misadventures2.5
Admittedly, 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.
Issues Issues2.0
Issues Black Diamonds3.0
Norma Jean Wrongdoers4.0
Norma Jean O' God The Aftermath3.0
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child3.5
Gorguts Considered Dead3.0
The Blinding Light The Ascension Attempt4.0
Shaped By Fate I Fear The World Has Changed4.0
Romans All Those Wrists3.5
.Crrust Pain Is A Mere Sensation4.5
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope4.0
Rinoa An Age Among Them4.0
Crydebris The Severing4.0
And The Hero Fails Empire Smiles4.0
Improves 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.
Nights Like These The Faithless4.0
Reflux The Illusion Of Democracy3.5
Sika Redem Entheogen4.5
War From A Harlots Mouth Voyeur4.0
War From A Harlots Mouth MMX4.0
War From A Harlots Mouth In Shoals3.5
War From A Harlots Mouth Transmetropolitan2.5
War From A Harlots Mouth Falling Upstairs2.5
Throats Throats4.0
Destroyer Destroyer Littered With Arrows3.5
Crionics Armageddon's Evolution3.0
Opeth Still Life4.0
Opeth Blackwater Park4.5
Opeth Ghost Reveries3.5
Ihsahn After3.5
Ihsahn angL3.0
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse4.0
Graves of Valor Salarian Gate3.5
The Faceless Autotheism2.0
The Faceless Planetary Duality3.0
The Faceless Akeldama4.0
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy2.5
Job for a Cowboy Ruination3.5
Job for a Cowboy Genesis2.5
Job for a Cowboy Gloom2.5
Job for a Cowboy Doom3.5
Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust3.5
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages3.5
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Annihilation of Expectation3.5
Hester Prynne The Goswell Divorce3.0
Anberlin Cities4.0
Cobalt Gin4.0
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall3.0
Insomnium Above the Weeping World4.0
Scarlet This Was Always Meant To Fall Apart3.5
Scarlet Cult Classic4.0
Scarlet Something To Lust About3.0
Duck Duck Goose Off Yourself3.5
Duck Duck Goose Noise, Noise and More Noise3.5
Pollution People Future Trash4.0
Chance The Rapper Acid Rap3.5
Genghis Tron Cloak of Love3.0
Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth3.5
The Sawtooth Grin Pervavor4.0
The Sawtooth Grin Cuddlemonster4.0
Nails Abandon All Life4.0
Daughters Daughters4.0
Daughters Hell Songs4.0
Daughters Canada Songs2.5
As the Sun Sets 89493.0
As the Sun Sets 77443.5
As the Sun Sets Each Individual Voice is Dead in the Silence4.5
Distance Repercussions4.0
Distance My Demons4.0
Burial Untrue4.0
Burial Burial3.0
DropxLife Furthur3.0
Black Crown Initiate Song of the Crippled Bull4.0
Monuments Gnosis3.0
Monuments We Are the Foundation3.0
Uneven Structure Februus3.5
Cloudkicker Beacons4.0
Pig Destroyer Explosions in Ward 62.5
Pig Destroyer Painter of Dead Girls3.0
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer4.0
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard4.0
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb4.0
Pig Destroyer Natasha3.0
Glass Casket We Are Gathered Here Today...4.0
Beheading of a King Quasar: Preserving Legacy4.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual3.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack3.5
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate3.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal4.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma3.0
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed3.5
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends3.0
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers2.0
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence4.5
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge2.5
Beneath the Massacre Incongruous3.5
Black Tongue Falsifier3.0
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal3.5
The Acacia Strain Wormwood3.5
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk3.5
The Acacia Strain 37503.0
The Acacia Strain ... And Life Is Very Long2.0
From A Second Story Window Delenda4.0
From A Second Story Window Not One Word Has Been Omitted3.5
Embrace The End Ley Lines3.0
Embrace The End Counting Hallways to the Left4.0
Animosity Shut It Down3.5
Animosity Empires3.0
Animosity Animal4.0
Aborted Global Flatline3.0
Aborted Strychnine.2132.0
Aborted Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture2.5
Aborted The Archaic Abattoir3.0
Aborted Goremageddon3.5
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity4.0
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma3.0
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme4.0
Benighted Icon4.0
Early Graves Goner3.5
Early Graves We the Guillotine3.5
Dark Tower reference in the tracklisting = instant high rating. It's also a fantastic record to boot.
Akercocke Rape of The Bastard Nazerene3.5
Akercocke The Goat of Mendes3.5
Akercocke Choronzon3.5
Akercocke Antichrist3.5
Akercocke Words That Go Unspoken...3.5
Behemoth Demigod4.0
Belphegor Pestapokalypse VI4.0
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark4.0
Bathory The Return......3.0
Bathory Bathory4.0
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance3.5
Panopticon Panopticon4.0
Marduk Panzer Division Marduk3.0
Marduk Opus Nocturne4.0
Marduk Those of the Unlight4.0
1349 Beyond the Apocalypse4.0
Abigail Williams Becoming4.0
Abigail Williams In the Absence of Light3.5
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns2.5
Abigail Williams Legend3.5
Abigail Williams Gallow Hill3.0
The Damned Things Ironiclast3.0
dredg Catch Without Arms3.0
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion4.0
dredg Leitmotif4.0
Polyenso One Big Particular Loop4.0
Polyenso Birth.Eater4.5
Polyenso The Tide2.5
Polyenso Clean Head3.0
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold2.5
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil4.0
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet2.5
Panic! At the Disco Vices & Virtues3.0
Panic! At the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out4.0
Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll2.5
Fall Out Boy Folie a Deux3.0
Fall Out Boy Infinity on High3.5
Fall Out Boy From Under the Cork Tree3.0
Fall Out Boy PAX AM Days3.0
Fall Out Boy My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side...3.0
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade2.5
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge3.5
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets...3.0
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy4.0
Immolation Majesty and Decay4.0
Immolation Shadows in the Light3.0
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten3.5
Suffocation Pierced from Within3.5
Suffocation Souls to Deny2.5
Suffocation Suffocation2.5
Suffocation Blood Oath2.5
Cryptopsy Once Was Not2.5
Cryptopsy And Then You'll Beg2.5
Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy3.0
Cryptopsy None So Vile4.5
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh4.0
Gorguts Colored Sands4.0
Ulcerate Vermis4.0
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All4.0
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire4.5
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)3.5
Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God3.5
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron3.5
Deathspell Omega Paracletus4.5
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum3.5
Deathspell Omega Si Monumentum Requires Circumspice4.0
Deathspell Omega Drought4.0
Deathspell Omega Mass Grave Aesthetics4.0
Deathspell Omega Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum4.0
Deathspell Omega Kenose3.0
Lorna Shore Maleficium3.0
The Jonbenet Ugly/Heartless3.5
The Jonbenet The Plot Thickens3.5
The Jonbenet Substances2.5
Kreator Phantom Antichrist4.0
Kreator Pleasure to Kill4.0
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together3.5
The 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.
Architects Daybreaker2.5
Architects The Here and Now1.5
Architects Hollow Crown4.0
Architects Ruin3.0
Architects Nightmares4.0
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation4.0
Invocation of Nehek Invocation of Nehek3.5
Gorod Leading Vision4.0
Death Individual Thought Patterns3.5
Death Human4.5
Death Scream Bloody Gore3.0
Portal Vexovoid3.0
I'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.
Lykathea Aflame Elvenefris4.5
Ripping Corpse Dreaming With the Dead3.5
Adramelech Psychostasia4.0
Pestilence Consvming Impvlse4.0
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension3.5
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension3.0
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow3.0
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness4.0
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 34.0
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade4.0
Acoda Acoda3.5
Soreption Engineering The Void3.5
These Arms Are Snakes This Is Meant To Hurt You3.5
Ampere Like Shadows4.5
Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today4.5
The Bled Found in the Flood4.0
The Bled Pass the Flask4.0
The Great Old Ones Al Azif4.0
Severe Torture Fall Of The Despised3.0
Demigod Slumber of Sullen Eyes4.5
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery3.5
Innsmouth Consumed By Elder Sign4.0
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer4.0
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis3.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works3.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine4.0
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity4.0
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan2.5
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene3.5
The Chariot One Wing3.5
The Chariot Long Live4.0
The Chariot Wars and Rumors of Wars2.0
The Chariot The Fiancee3.0
The Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...4.0
Narrows Painted3.0
Narrows New Distances3.0
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans4.0
In Mourning Monolith3.0
In Mourning Shrouded Divine4.0
Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came4.0
36 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers3.5
36 Crazyfists Rest Inside the Flames3.5
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance3.0
Frost Like Ashes Tophet3.0
Disma Towards the Megalith3.0
Vanna Curses3.5
The Last Ten Seconds of Life INVIVO[EXVIVO]3.0
The Last Ten Seconds of Life Warpath2.5
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth2.5
A 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.
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony4.0
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles3.0
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia3.5
Despised Icon Day of Mourning2.5
Despised Icon The Ills of Modern Man4.0
Not 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.
Despised Icon The Healing Process3.5
Despised Icon Consumed by Your Poison2.0
Darkest Hour The Human Romance3.0
Darkest Hour The Eternal Return3.0
Darkest Hour Deliver Us4.0
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin3.5
Darkest Hour Archives2.5
Fen Dustwalker3.5
Everything Went Black Cycles of Light3.5
The Handshake Murders Usurper2.5
A Life Once Lost Hunter3.5
Enabler All Hail the Void4.0
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage4.0
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster Maylene and the Sons of Disaster3.0
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip2.5
Breather Resist Charmer3.5
Breather Resist Only in the Morning3.0
Disturbed The Lost Children2.0
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists2.5
Disturbed Believe3.5
Disturbed The Sickness2.5
Ed Gein Bad Luck3.5
Ed Gein Judas Goats & Dieseleaters3.5
Ed Gein It's A Shame That A Family Can Be Torn Apart By...3.5
Brotherhood Of The Lake Desperation Is The English Way: Vol. 13.0
With Dead Hands Rising Expect Hell3.0
With Dead Hands Rising The Horror Grows Near3.0
With Dead Hands Rising Behind Inquisition3.0
Gift Giver Daddy Issues3.5
Letlive. The Blackest Beautiful4.0
Letlive. Fake History3.0
Villains 10 Code3.5
Type O Negative October Rust3.0
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses3.0
Benea Reach Alleviat3.0
Benea Reach Monument Bineothan4.0
Autopsy The Headless Ritual4.0
Ill Nino The Undercover Sessions EP3.0
Ill Nino One Nation Underground3.0
Ill Nino Confession2.5
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion3.0
Spineshank Self Destructive Pattern3.0
Spineshank The Height of Callousness2.5
Spineshank Strictly Diesel2.0
P.O.D. Payable on Death3.0
P.O.D. Satellite2.5
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown2.5
P.O.D. Brown1.0
Underoath Disambiguation3.0
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation3.5
Underoath Define the Great Line3.5
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety3.0
Underoath The Changing of Times3.0
Kilgore A Search for Reason3.0
The Agony Scene Get Damned3.5
The Agony Scene The Darkest Red4.0
The Agony Scene The Agony Scene3.5
Morgue Orgy The Last Man On Earth3.5
TesseracT Altered State4.0
TesseracT One3.0
Fallujah Nomadic4.0
Twin Method The Volume Of Self3.0
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms4.0
Beyond 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.
Chimaira The Age Of Hell2.5
Chimaira The Infection4.0
Chimaira Resurrection4.0
Chimaira Chimaira3.5
Chimaira 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.
Chimaira Pass Out Of Existence2.0
Dead Meadow Feathers3.5
Dead Meadow Dead Meadow3.5
Premonitions of War Glorified Dirt/The True Face of Panic4.0
Premonitions of War Left in Kowloon4.0
Great 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.
Curl Up and Die The One of Above All, The End of All3.5
Curl Up and Die The Only Good Bug Is A Dead Bug3.5
Curl Up and Die Unfortunately We're Not Robots4.0
Curl Up and Die But The Past Ain't Through With Us3.0
Eighteen Visions Vanity1.0
Eighteen Visions Until the Ink Runs Out4.0
Eighteen Visions Lifeless3.0
The Air I Breathe Great Faith In Fools3.5
I'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.
Buried Inside Spoils Of Failure4.5
Buried Inside Chronoclast3.0
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering4.5
Gaza He Is Never Coming Back2.5
Gaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die4.0
Gaza East4.0
Godsmack Awake2.5
Godsmack Godsmack2.5
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone2.5
Slipknot Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)3.0
Slipknot Iowa3.0
Slipknot Slipknot3.0
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.1.5
Cursed III: Architects of Troubled Sleep4.0
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X4.0
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler4.0
Dark Tranquillity Construct3.0
Dark Tranquillity Fiction3.5
Dark Tranquillity The Mind's I3.0
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery4.0
Nothingface Skeletons3.5
Nothingface Violence3.5
Nothingface An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity3.5
Nothingface Pacifier2.0
Sevendust Cold Day Memory2.0
Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow3.5
Sevendust Alpha3.0
Sevendust Next2.5
Sevendust Seasons2.5
Sevendust Animosity4.0
Sevendust Home3.0
Sevendust Sevendust2.5
Those Who Lie Beneath An Awakening4.0
Sonically 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.
Those Who Lie Beneath Antichrist4.0
Demon Hunter Demon Hunter2.5
Withered Dualitas2.5
Withered Folie Circulaire4.0
Withered Memento Mori4.0
Katatonia Dead End Kings4.5
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance4.0
Katatonia Viva Emptiness4.5
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down4.0
Katatonia Tonight's Decision3.0
Lye By Mistake Fea Jur3.5
Isis Oceanic4.0
Isis Panopticon4.0
Isis In the Absence of Truth4.5
Isis Wavering Radiant4.5
Thy Art Is Murder Hate3.5
Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death3.5
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun4.5
Kiss It Goodbye She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not4.0
Kiss It Goodbye Choke3.0
Kiss It Goodbye Demo Tape 19963.0
Into the Moat The Campaign3.5
Into the Moat The Design3.0
Into the Moat Means By Which The End Is Justified3.0
The Haarp Machine Disclosure3.5
First Fragment The Afterthought Ecstasy4.0
Drowningman Drowningman Still Loves You4.0
Drowningman Rock And Roll Killing Machine4.0
This is so fucking tight and so criminally overlooked. RIP Drowningman
Drowningman How They Light Cigarettes in Prison3.5
Drowningman Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline3.5
Deadguy Fixation on a Coworker4.0
Deadguy Screamin' With the Deadguy Quintet3.5
Soilwork The Living Infinite4.5
Carcass Surgical Steel3.0
Misery Index Traitors3.5
Misery Index Discordia3.0
Misery Index Retaliate4.0
Harlots Betrayer4.0
Harlots This Is the Second Death4.0
Harlots The Woman You Saw Is The Great City3.5
Harlots Corellia4.0
Harlots The Human War Machine3.5
Spitfire Cult Fiction3.5
Spitfire Self-Help3.0
Spitfire The Slideshow Whiplash EP3.0
Spitfire The Dead Next Door2.0
Son of Aurelius The Farthest Reaches4.0
Celeste Morte(s) Nee(s)3.0
Celeste Misanthrope(s)3.0
Celeste Nihiliste(s)3.5
Celeste Pessimiste(s)4.0
Brutality Will Prevail Root of All Evil3.5
Brutality Will Prevail Sleep Paralysis4.0
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain3.5
Agalloch The Mantle4.5
Carnifex Die Without Hope4.0
I 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.
Carnifex Until I Feel Nothing3.5
Carnifex Hell Chose Me2.5
Currents Victimized3.0
Alcest Shelter4.0
Alcest Les Voyages De L Ame3.0
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest4.0
Nile Ithyphallic2.5
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked3.5
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines4.0
Nile Black Seeds of Vengeance2.5
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka2.5
Enslaved Below the Lights4.0
Deftones Koi No Yokan4.0
Deftones Diamond Eyes3.5
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist3.5
Deftones Deftones3.5
Deftones White Pony2.5
Deftones Around the Fur4.0
Deftones Adrenaline2.5
Intronaut Valley of Smoke3.0
Intronaut Prehistoricisms3.5
Intronaut Void4.0
Intronaut Null4.0
Deafheaven Sunbather4.0
Deafheaven Roads to Judah4.0
Mastodon Crack the Skye3.0
Mastodon The Hunter3.0
Mastodon Leviathan4.0
Mastodon Remission4.0
Black Breath Sentenced To Life4.0
Black Breath Heavy Breathing3.5
Black Breath Razor To Oblivion4.0
Crowbar Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form3.0
Corrosion of Conformity Deliverance3.0
My Ticket Home The Opportunity To Be2.5
My Ticket Home Strangers Only4.0
Huge surprise. It's "guess the nu-metal band" throughout, which is both its greatest strength and weakness, playing off the nostalgia of listening to whatever bands the songs recall - be it Slipknot, Deftones, Nothingface, Linkin Park, Sevendust, Limp Bizkit, Korn, etc. The band is clearly having fun reveling in (scratching on "Spit Not Chewed") and occasionally updating (the latter half of "You All Know Better Than Me") this old sound, and that enthusiasm coupled with their energy makes for a fun, cohesive record. Very well done.
Down Down III: Over The Under3.5
Down Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow3.5
Down NOLA3.0
Demilich Nespithe4.5
Obliteration Black Death Horizon4.5
Only a couple listens deep, but wow, this is fantastically brutal. Rating definitely subject to change.
Trivium The Crusade3.0
Trivium Ascendancy3.5
Trivium Ember to Inferno2.5
Hang The Bastard Hellfire Reign3.5
Hang The Bastard Hang The Bastard3.5
Hang The Bastard Raw Sorcery3.5
Sworn In The Death Card2.5
One 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.
Vildhjarta Masstaden4.5
Huge 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.
Vildhjarta Thousands of Evils4.0
Sharper, 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.
Vildhjarta Omnislash4.0
Barrier Dark Days3.0
Twitching Tongues In Love There Is No Law3.0
Twitching Tongues Sleep Therapy3.5
Twitching Tongues Preacher Man3.0
Twitching Tongues Insane & Inhumane2.5
Fellsilent The Hidden Words3.0
Means End The Didact2.0
Means End Lim (f)3.0
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