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Judas Priest Hero, Hero2.5
Suhnopfer Nos Sombres Chapelles4.0
Darkenhold Castellum4.5
Gabriel Graves The Hermit4.0
I'm not sure what I was expecting out of this, but it wasn't what I got. I'm hearing
everything from Pink Floyd and Queen to Bon Jovi and REM. You have a great voice for the
low-key singing and the understated drumming is spot-on. I'm really enjoying this.
Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja3.5
Eternal Closure Ad Primum3.5
The ingredients are familiar, but EC have quality chops and assemble some very solid songs, particularly the closer, "Enthalpy". The low-end is a little overwhelming, so the guitars get drowned a little, but overall it's a tight EP. There were some ballsy riffs that reminded me of For the Revolution-era Kalmah, which is always a good thing. A full album of this would be excellent.
Unleashing My Demons Tran​(ce​)​scen(e​)dance1.0
they get half a point for the sometimes-competent drummingredit: just kidding, never mind
Gamma Ray The Karaoke Album2.5
The Ocean Fluxion (Remaster)5.0
Warren of Ohms The Wolf and The Fox4.5
Bathory Octagon1.0
Taurus (USA-OR) No/Thing3.5
Foreigner 44.0
Cloudkicker Live with Intronaut4.0
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen4.0
Giant Squid Minoans4.0
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel4.5
The Visit Offering4.0
Enabler La Fin Absolue Du Monde3.5
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time4.5
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier3.0
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son4.5
Iron Maiden The X Factor2.5
Iron Maiden Virtual XI2.0
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death3.0
Iron Maiden Killers3.5
Iron Maiden Powerslave4.5
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind4.0
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast4.0
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum4.0
Gorguts Colored Sands4.5
Taylor Swift Speak Now3.0
The Great Kat Beethoven On Speed3.0
The Great Kat Worship Me or Die!2.5
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers Live4.0
Great performance by Purple, questionable production. Still a must-see (or must-hear, as it were) for fans.
At the Gates At War with Reality3.5
A lot more mid-paced stuff here like on With Fear. Pleasantly surprised by this, definitely not Slaughter 2.0
Revocation Deathless4.5
Rings of Saturn Lugal Ki En3.0
This has some crazy shit going on and it's a lot of fun, but listening all the way through is exhausting.
Inter Arma The Cavern4.0
Meshuggah Chaosphere4.0
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse3.0
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree4.0
Meshuggah obZen3.5
Meshuggah Koloss3.5
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)4.5
John Cage 4'335.0
Sun Worship Elder Giants3.5
Musk Ox Woodfall4.0
Near Death Condition Evolving Towards Extinction4.5
Great DM a la Immolation. Riffs rule, decent diversity. The drums aren't programmed. but they appear to have been cleaned up in the studio.
Unisonic Light of Dawn3.5
Eamon I Don't Want You Back1.0
Deep Purple Universal Masters Collection1.5
Just stop. We don't need anymore of these compilations.
Immolation Here in After4.5
The Afterglow Cadence The Fight4.0
The Fight is a fine collection of pop rock songs based around classic singer-songwriter
arrangements. Standout song "Pressure" flirts with jazz harmonies and builds steadily
over shuffling percussion and careful vocal harmonies. "Life's Not So Bad" has some great
acoustic guitar work, with a chorus that threatens to lead into Green Day's smash hit
"Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)." Towards the end of the album, "Just Say the Word"
overcomes some shaky moments via a strong crunchy REM-esque guitar riff, while
"Jackknife" and closer "Pictures" ride clever chord progressions that hint at Brian
Donarski and Ian Steur's comfort with the theory behind what makes them beautiful.
Donarski's bass work is a high point on all tracks, and the whole band seems to be
thoroughly enjoying themselves. You probably will too.
Revocation Revocation4.0
Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz Kings of Crunk1.5
The Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out4.5
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps5.0
At the Gates The Flames Of The End5.0
Pyramaze Melancholy Beast4.0
Trvth Inner Thoughts3.5
Every instrument here seems to have a mind of its own, but somehow they all end up on the
same path by the end. There are little timing issues scattered about, and that bass is
sometimes overpowering, but the foundation is all there for a great and eclectic
collection of songs. Trvth is well in-tune with the notion that on the best albums, no
two songs sound the same, and runs with it. Highlights include "Fire Inside," with its
slow-burning build, "Aura," and "V," the album's very worthwhile payoff.
U2 Songs of Innocence3.0
Trvth Black Horse Plague4.0
Sorxe Surrounded by Shadows3.5
Ulver Nattens Madrigal5.0
Emperor Live Inferno4.5
EPISTASIS Light Through Dead Glass4.0
Myrkur Myrkur3.5
White Empress Rise of the Empress4.0
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain4.0
The Great Old Ones Tekeli-Li5.0
The way black metal should be done, with awesome songwriting and creepy fucking atmosphere.
Hello Kitty Suicide Club ^_^1.0
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls3.5
DragonForce The Power Within3.0
I already miss ZP and his potty mouth. Dragonforce continues to lose the plot even further.
The smart money says this is gonna suck.
Isis Celestial4.0
Isis In the Absence of Truth4.0
Paysage d'Hiver Steineiche4.0
Weird Al Yankovic Mandatory Fun4.0
Carcass Surgical Steel4.0
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite3.0
Robin Thicke Paula1.0
Rorcal Myrra, Mordvynn, Marayaa4.0
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails4.0
Rorcal The Way We Are, The Way We Were, The Way...3.5
Rorcal Világvége - Live in Geneva4.5
Rorcal Monochrome3.0
Rorcal/Kehlvin Ascension4.5
The three-part structure of this does wonders to make a 28-minute song stay interesting. From a hardcore/sludge beginning to its beautiful middle section and doomy outro, this is really a fascinating EP and well worth checking out for fans of sludge and post-metal.
Mastodon The Workhorse Chronicles [DVD]4.5
Saor Aura4.5
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard4.5
Britney Spears Britney2.5
Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!1.0
Scene Kidz Fuq-N-Es-Kay1.0
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog...2.5
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun4.0
Sweet Jesus, Brent threw pieces of Hearts Alive, Bladecatcher, All the Heavy Lifting, and rElephant Man into Ember City's solo. That was crazy cool.
Bonedust When you die and your bones are rotting...3.5
Good Riddance My Republic3.0
Coprophagia Shitty Life1.0
Opeth Watershed3.0
3 Inches of Blood Advance and Vanquish4.0
Edguy Kingdom of Madness3.0
Edguy Burning Down the Opera4.5
Edguy Mandrake4.0
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss4.5
Slayer Reign in Blood4.5
Slayer God Hates Us All3.0
Fleshworld Like we're all equal again4.0
Paramnesia Paramnesia4.0
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come4.5
Obsequiae Suspended In The Brume Of Eos4.0
Alexandre Desplat Godzilla3.5
Swans To Be Kind3.5
Garden of Shadows Oracle Moon4.0
Avenged Sevenfold Welcome to the Family2.0
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere3.5
Lord Mantis Death Mask4.5
Anette Olzon Shine3.5
Fall of Efrafa Inle5.0
Helloween Walls of Jericho4.5
Gamma Ray Land of the Free5.0
Thou Tyrant3.5
Thou Peasant4.0
Thou Heathen4.5
Cough Ritual Abuse2.5
Nickelback The Best of Nickelback Volume 11.0
Creed Full Circle1.5
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King2.0
Gris Il Etait une Foret...4.0
Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 1785.0
Gamma Ray Empire of the Undead3.5
Gazpacho Demon4.5
Shade Empire Omega Arcane4.5
Moonlit Sailor We Come from Exploding Stars3.5
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion4.0
Barrowlands Thane3.5
BABYMETAL BABYMETAL - Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!3.0
BABYMETAL Megitsune4.0
BABYMETAL Live Legend I, D, Z Apocalypse4.5
While I can't speak for the others, the first concert here ("I") is astoundingly good.
Suzuka is clearly the leader and has a stupendous voice and all three show great energy and
crowd-play, while the backing band kicks ass all show. Considering the spectrum of how good
or bad this whole Babymetal thing could have been, this is about perfect. Set aside
pretension and just have fun with this.
Avantasia The Metal Opera Pt. II4.5
if you haven't heard The Seven Angels, do yourself a favor and change that.
BABYMETAL Babymetal5.0
This should have been a disaster but Su-metal totally sells it. SEE YOU IN THE MOSH PIT
Isis SGNL>053.5
Isis Temporal3.5
Isis Mosquito Control3.5
Isis/Melvins Isis/Melvins Split3.0
Helms Alee Sleepwalking Sailors4.0
Windir Likferd4.5
Helloween The Time of the Oath3.0
Alaskan Despair, Erosion, Loss4.5
Alaskan Adversity; Woe4.0
Katy Perry Katy Hudson2.0
t.A.T.u. Waste Management4.0
Nothing Guilty of Everything4.0
The Wounded Kings Consolamentum4.0
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us3.0
Soreption Engineering The Void4.0
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods3.5
Gamma Ray Skeletons & Majesties Live3.5
While some of the rare cuts are welcome additions (see "Dethrone Tyranny" and "Wings of Destiny"), there isn't much to get excited about compared to the last live album. Also, Kiske looks like a douche with his black beanie.
Kalmah The Black Waltz3.5
Nightwish Made In Hong Kong2.0
Nightwish Dark Passion Play3.0
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials3.5
Robin Thicke Blurred Lines1.5
Snoop Lion Reincarnated2.0
The Red Paintings Walls 4.5
The Visit Between Worlds4.5
Worms in Women and Cattle Sick Road4.0
Tarja Turunen Colours in the Dark3.0
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed4.0
Wormed Exodromos4.0
Godflesh Streetcleaner4.5
Agrimonia Rites of Separation4.0
Indian From All Purity3.5
Exhumed Necrocracy4.0
Terra Tenebrosa The Purging4.0
Agnes Vein Soulship4.0
Deafheaven Sunbather4.0
Fall of Efrafa Elil4.0
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle4.5
Ahab The Giant4.5
Best replay value of any doom album this side of The Dreadful Hours.
Fall of Efrafa Owsla4.5
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor4.5
Cicada the Burrower Despoina4.0
The Guilt Of... Isolation Room3.5
Shades of Godflesh throughout this creepy hardcore album.
Rorcal Heliogabalus5.0
Rorcal Vilagvege4.5
Cerna Restoring Life4.0
Mastodon Live at Brixton4.0
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow3.5
Gris A lame Enflammee, lame Constellee4.5
Rainbow Deutschland Tournee 19765.0
dat bass in Stargazerrbest live recording of Rainbow, which means it's one of the best live recording period. the chemistry between Dio and Blackmore here is incendiary. awesome show.
Sting Ten Summoner's Tales4.0
Sting Sacred Love2.5
Sting Mercury Falling3.5
Sting Brand New Day4.0
The Ocean Aeolian3.5
The Ocean Collective Oblivion4.5
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli3.5
Gamma Ray Alive '954.5
Cinderella Night Songs4.0
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver4.5
Gamma Ray Master of Confusion3.0
Katy Perry Prism3.5
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkaelte5.0
Moonsorrow V: Havitetty4.5
Agalloch Faustian Echoes4.0
Agalloch Pale Folklore4.0
Demilich Nespithe4.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor John Peel Sessions4.5
Pelican Australasia4.5
Black Sabbath Seventh Star3.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A#(Infinity) [Vinyl]4.5
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F#A# (Infinity)5.0
Savatage The Wake Of Magellan4.0
Secrets of the Sky To Sail Black Waters4.5
Nelly Furtado Folklore3.5
Ulcerate Vermis4.5
Moonsorrow Verisakeet5.0
Sannhet Known Flood4.0
The Ocean Fogdiver4.0
Ulcerate Of Fracture and Failure3.5
Death Live in L.A.: Death & Raw4.0
Venom Black Metal4.0
Echoes of Eon Immensity4.0
Scarred Gaia - Medea4.5
Sigur Ros Kveikur4.0
Ghost B.C. Infestissumam4.0
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper1.5
Bullet for My Valentine Fever2.5
Kylesa Ultraviolet3.0
Howl Bloodlines3.5
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet2.5
The Ocean Pelagial4.5
An emphatic return to form for The Ocean, who ditch the philosophical posturing and return rto what they're best at - creating massive soundscapes in a great conceptual framework.
Judas Priest Epitaph4.0
Better set list than Rising in the East but Halford doesn't quite have it anymore. Still, Faulker is a great addition and makes this a very worthwhile listen/watch.
Mendel Subliminal Colors4.0
Leprous Coal4.0
Kalmah Seventh Swamphony4.0
brokeNCYDE The Best of BrokeNCYDE1.0
Opeth Burden2.0
B.o.B The Adventures Of Bobby Ray2.0
B.o.B Strange Clouds1.5
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality3.0
The Ocean Islands/Tides3.0
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes1.0
Deep Purple Now What?!3.5
Despite Airey and Morse's best efforts, Now What?! gets dragged down by Gillan's laughable lyrics and nasally singing.
KEN mode Entrench4.0
Queensryche Frequency Unknown1.5
Icona Pop Icona Pop2.0
Brain Drill Quantum Catastrophe2.0
Helloween Master of the Rings4.0
Helloween Straight Out of Hell3.0
Alex Newton Revelation3.5
download for free at http://alexnewton.bandcamp.com/album/revelation
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant4.5
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here2.0
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road1.0
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus2.0
Vengaboys The Platinum Album1.5
Intronaut Prehistoricisms5.0
Alex Newton Ground Zero3.0
Alex Newton Love and Legends (Demo)3.0
Revocation Empire of the Obscene3.5
At the Gates Purgatory Unleashed: Live At Wacken5.0
Classic set list, great performance, enormous crowd, flawless production. ATG were in vintage form at Wacken in front of an ocean of fans and this captures it perfectly. Wanna go to an incredible show without leaving your home? Get this and play it twice for good measure.
Gojira Possessed3.0
Gojira Terra Incognita3.5
Katy Perry MTV Unplugged3.5
Intronaut Habitual Levitations4.0
Cormorant Dwellings4.0
Light Bearer Silver Tongue4.0
"almost nothing happens throughout the whole album, it's just one predictable build to ranother predictable build"rThat's like analyzing the sentence structure of Moby-Dick and concluding that it's just a rbunch of descriptions that build to more descriptions with way too many commas in between. rLight Bearer are a medium for a story and ideology, and without that framework it is indeed rjust a bunch of build ups and riffs like any other post-metal album. An opinion is just rthat, but I think this album demands a more holistic view than most.
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young American Dream2.0
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Live It Up1.5
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young 4 Way Street5.0
Kalmah For The Revolution3.5
Kalmah Swampsong4.0
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I4.5
Godspeed You! Black Emperor aMAZEzine!2.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!4.5
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada4.5
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.3.5
National Sunday Law La Storia Di Cannibali4.0
Opeth The Devil's Orchard - Live at Rock Hard Festival3.0
National Sunday Law Festival of the Horned God4.0
Metallica Metallica3.5
Metallica Master of Puppets4.0
Metallica Death Magnetic2.5
Metallica St. Anger1.5
Halestorm The Strange Case Of...4.0
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain3.0
Opeth Heritage3.0
Baroness Yellow and Green3.5
Kalmah 12 Gauge4.0
Kalmah They Will Return5.0
Kalmah Swamplord4.5
Deathspell Omega Drought4.0
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns2.0
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight2.5
Linkin Park Meteora3.0
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory3.0
Old Man Gloom Seminar III: Zozobra3.0
Swans The Seer3.0
Mastodon Slick Leg2.5
Mastodon Lifesblood3.0
Gamma Ray Alright! 20 Years Of Universe2.5
Gamma Ray Lust for Live2.5
Gamma Ray Heaven Can Wait2.0
Light Bearer Live in Sedel4.0
Revocation Teratogenesis4.5
The Great Old Ones Al Azif4.0
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison3.5
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz1.5
T-Pain Revolver1.0
Nicki Minaj Beam Me Up Scotty1.5
Gojira The Link3.5
Mastodon Oblivion3.0
Mindset Evolution Prelude3.5
Concise, energetic debut that makes a strong impression both lyrically and musically. A combination of fresh songwriting, in-your-face hardcore philosophy and fan-oriented approach sets ME apart from the crowd.
Battlecross Pursuit of Honor4.0
Cult of Luna Salvation4.0
Weakling Dead as Dreams5.0
Dragonland Under the Grey Banner4.5
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars4.0
Gojira The Flesh Alive5.0
Seems a bit redundant to release this a month after the live DVD that's part of L'enfant rSauvage...but it's going to be amazing, especially in Blu-Ray. couldn't pick a better band rto see/hear in super high quality.
Emphatic Damage3.5
Metallica Ride the Lightning4.5
Slayer South of Heaven4.0
Usher Confessions3.5
t.A.T.u. Happy Smiles3.5
t.A.T.u. Dangerous and Moving3.5
t.A.T.u. 200 km/H In The Wrong Lane4.0
Matisyahu Live At Stubb's4.0
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication4.0
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage4.0
Like when Mastodon pulled back the throttle on Crack the Skye, Gojira spend a lot of time impressing with mid-paced creative forays, but not really thrilling you. If that comparison proves accurate, however, it will be a big time grower.
Viking Skull Born in Hell3.5
Venom Welcome to Hell4.5
Gamma Ray Skeletons & Majesties2.0
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas...4.0
Beautifully orchestrated, and the opening song is about as emotive as music gets, though it does drag around end of the first disc. Godspeed have a formula that works, despite the fact that it is sounding more and more like a formula.
Svart Crown Ages Of Decay3.5
Svart Crown Witnessing The Fall4.0
Drumming is beast, riffs are usually great. Vox aren't special but do the trick. Sets a great mood. Working on a review for this.
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare2.5
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen3.5
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold2.5
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil3.0
Light Bearer Beyond the Infinite: The Assembly of God4.0
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us4.0
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire1.5
Feist/Mastodon Feistodon3.5
Attila Fallacy1.0
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday2.0
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded1.0
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing3.5
Like Moths to Flames When We Don't Exist2.0
Volumes Via3.0
For Today Immortal2.5
Attila Rage2.5
Attila Outlawed2.0
Attila Soundtrack To A Party1.5
Bereft Leichenhaus3.5
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis4.0
Cinderella Long Cold Winter4.0
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood3.5
Isis Live 32.5
Isis Live 42.0
Isis Live 23.0
Isis Live 6 (11/16/2007)5.0
So Did We, In Fiction, and Holy Tears are even better here than the studio cuts. Having Maria Christopher on Weight also makes a huge difference. This and Live V are must-owns for fans of Isis and post-metal.
Gojira From Mars to Sirius4.5
Job for a Cowboy Ruination2.5
Born of Osiris The Discovery4.0
3 Inches of Blood Fire Up The Blades3.5
The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang3.0
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed5.0
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit4.5
Crazy Frog Crazy Frog Presents Crazy Hits1.0
Sigur Ros Heima (DVD)5.0
Sleep Dopesmoker4.5
stellastarr* Harmonies for the Haunted4.0
DragonForce Valley of the Damned3.5
Nickelback Here and Now1.5
Lamb of God Killadelphia4.0
Wolves in the Throne Room Live at Roadburn 20084.5
John Coltrane A Love Supreme5.0
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade4.0
Britney Spears In The Zone3.0
Paris Hilton Paris1.0
Dragonland Astronomy4.0
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss4.0
Burzum Daudi Baldrs2.0
Dragonland Starfall4.5
3 Inches of Blood Here Waits Thy Doom2.5
Fierce defender kicks SO much ass, but there are some pretty dull moments throughout this.
Cobra Starship Hot Mess1.0
Cobra Starship Night Shades1.0
Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination1.0
Pussycat Dolls PCD1.0
Judas Priest '98 Live Meltdown3.0
Deep Purple This Time Around: Live in Tokyo3.0
Deep Purple Powerhouse2.0
Creed Weathered2.5
Creed Human Clay2.5
Primal Fear New Religion3.0
Helloween Metal Jukebox2.5
Helloween Better Than Raw3.0
Edguy King of Fools EP3.0
Edguy Theater of Salvation4.0
Edguy Tinnitus Sanctus2.5
Edguy Rocket Ride3.0
Circle of Animals Destroy the Light3.0
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions2.5
Arch Enemy Rise of the Tyrant3.5
The All-American Rejects Move Along3.0
Black Sabbath Born Again3.0
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell4.5
Magma Köhntarkösz4.5
Magma Udu Wudu3.5
Magma Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh5.0
The scope of this album is mind-boggling. Magma invented their own genre to tell Christian
Vander's apocalyptic story, including their own language based around the music. Blasquiz's
voice is ridiculous in range and tone, and the rhythm section (Jannick Top and Vander)
creates the funkiest, most thunderous foundation I've ever heard. If you have any interest
in experimental music, jazz, progressive rock, or outer space, get this right now.
Magma Live/Hhaï (Köhntark)5.0
Judas Priest Unleashed in the East4.5
Fleetwood Mac Tusk4.0
Fleetwood Mac Rumours4.5
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos1.0
Ulcerate Everything Is Fire5.0
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions3.5
Gamma Ray Hell Yeah!!! The Awesome Foursome5.0
A great representation of Gamma Ray's exciting live show, though the DVD is worth getting
over the CD version. The musicianship is top-notch as always, and Kai Hansen does a great
job of playing to the crowd. It has all the power of Skeletons in the Closet, and you won't
go wrong picking this up whether you're a fan already or not.
Flickerstick Welcoming Home the Astronauts3.5
Cloudkicker Let Yourself Be Huge3.5
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II4.0
Sylosis Edge of the Earth3.5
Immolation Majesty and Decay4.0
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy4.0
Cynic Re-Traced3.5
Cynic Traced in Air4.5
DragonForce Twilight Dementia3.5
The production leaves a lot to be desired and ZP spends way too much time swearing for no
apparent reason, but the guitarists and Mackintosh sure bring it. If nothing else, it shows
that Dragonforce aren't nearly the punch-line that people have made them out to be.
Electric Wizard Dopethrone4.5
Seal System3.0
Seal Human Being3.5
Seal Seal IV3.5
Seal Seal II4.0
Seal Seal4.5
Giant Squid Cenotes4.5
In the grand scheme of things, 4.5 is more appropriate. But with regards to my taste, I absolutely love this, so it gets a 5.
Death The Sound of Perseverance4.0
Metro Station Metro Station1.5
Captain Beyond Captain Beyond4.5
Dethklok The Dethalbum3.5
Dethklok Dethalbum II4.0
Mastodon The Hunter3.5
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage4.0
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters5.0
Primal Fear Black Sun3.5
Primal Fear 16.6: (Before the Devil Knows You're Dead)3.0
HammerFall Threshold3.5
HammerFall Glory to the Brave3.0
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis3.5
Converge Deathwish Live Series 02: Minneapolis3.0
Revocation Chaos of Forms4.0
Abysmal Dawn Leveling the Plane of Existence2.5
A Faylene Sky Define Alive2.5
Malefice Entities3.0
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin2.5
Whitechapel This Is Exile2.5
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption3.0
Hulk Hogan and The Wrestling Boot Band Hulk Rules1.0
Revocation Existence Is Futile4.5
Gojira The Way of All Flesh4.0
In The Woods... Omnio4.5
Immolation Close to a World Below5.0
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain4.0
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse4.0
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk5.0
Halestorm ReAnimate: The CoVeRs3.5
Behemoth Demigod4.0
Grumblecunt I Piss Shit1.0
Light Bearer Lapsus4.5
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations4.0
The Ocean Heliocentric4.0
The last two songs make up for the lack of creative punch on the rest of the album in a massive way. Firmament has some great moments too. Worth checking out if you're into progressive metal.
Cloudkicker Beacons4.5
Mastodon Call of the Mastodon3.5
Bathory Blood Fire Death5.0
Atheist Jupiter4.0
Judas Priest Priest...Live!4.0
Nightwish End Of An Era5.0
In Flames The Jester Race4.0
Cave In Jupiter3.5
At the Gates With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness3.5
Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomuco Satyriasis And Nymphomania1.5
At the Gates Terminal Spirit Disease4.0
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul5.0
Gamma Ray Skeletons in the Closet4.5
Iced Earth Burnt Offerings4.5
The Ocean Precambrian4.5
Morbid Angel Covenant4.0
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus1.5
Hurricane Chris Unleashed1.0
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River3.5
Creedence Clearwater Revival Mardi Gras2.0
Septicflesh Communion4.0
White Lies To Lose My Life3.5
Judas Priest Rising in the East4.5
Meshuggah Nothing3.5
Meshuggah I4.5
Trenches The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole3.5
Billy Joel Storm Front3.0
Billy Joel The Bridge3.5
Billy Joel River Of Dreams4.0
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache4.0
Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory5.0
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age4.5
Jessie J Who You Are1.5
Cave In White Silence4.0
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies4.0
Nightwish Once4.5
Within Temptation Enter3.5
Within Temptation Mother Earth3.0
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All4.5
Paula Cole This Fire4.0
A Storm Of Light As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us...3.5
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World5.0
My Dying Bride The Angel and the Dark River3.5
My Dying Bride The Dreadful Hours4.5
Deep Purple When We Rock, We Rock & When We Roll, We Roll1.5
Deep Purple Made in Japan5.0
Agalloch The Mantle5.0
Death Symbolic4.5
Converge Jane Doe4.5
Converge Axe to Fall3.5
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini4.0
Spermswamp Extreme Cream1.0
Defeater Travels4.0
Opeth In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall5.0
Live albums (and DVD's) just don't get any better than this. Frontman Akerfeldt is spot-on and the rest of the band do their thing perfectly in performing their classic album Blackwater Park, and on one of the world's greatest stages. A must-have for any fan who can tolerate seriously good music.
Opeth Blackwater Park4.5
Opeth Damnation4.0
Opeth Ghost Reveries4.5
Halestorm Live in Philly 20104.5
Halestorm's real appeal, as solid as their debut album was, is in their energetic live show.
Drummer Arejay, in particuar, is fun to watch and excellent througout the show. This is a
band to bank on.
Intronaut Valley of Smoke4.5
Bathory Hammerheart3.5
Septicflesh The Great Mass4.5
Judas Priest The Best Of1.5
Judas Priest Live in London3.0
Rainbow Long Live Rock & Roll4.5
Rainbow Difficult to Cure2.5
Rainbow Straight Between the Eyes3.5
Rainbow Bent Out of Shape2.0
Rainbow Rising5.0
Rainbow Down To Earth3.0
Rainbow Jealous Lover1.5
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn2.5
Cynic Focus5.0
That is some gay, gay metal, man...some gay, gay metal.
Giant Squid Monster in the Creek4.0
Working on a review for this now. Should be done soon. Not typical Giant Squid but still a cool album, the first two tracks are terrific.
Graviton Massless4.0
Writing a review for this now. In a time where almost nothing is "unique", Sacha and company have created an extremely well-crafted piece of music that is both alien and accessible, a combination that is sure to open many new fans to the world of progressive metal.
Saosin Saosin3.0
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.2.5
Intronaut Void4.0
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler4.5
Howl Full of Hell3.5
William Control Hate Culture1.5
Baroness Red Album3.5
Baroness Blue Record4.0
The Ocean Anthropocentric4.0
This is the sound The Ocean was trying for when they shook things up after Precambrian - much wider dynamic range, bigger climaxes, more poignant spacial areas, and for the first time, this band really grooves during sections. A big step forward.
Deathspell Omega Paracletus4.5
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum5.0
Kylesa Spiral Shadow4.0
Kylesa Static Tensions4.5
Mother of Mercy III4.0
GET MAD AND GET EVEN YOU SUCKERS

MoM is pissed off so you don't have to be. What.
Mother of Mercy IV: Symptoms of Existence4.0
Halestorm Halestorm3.5
As far as debut albums go, this is really quite good. There aren't many major flaws...maybe some generic moments, but I consider those neutral rather than negative. Song like "Innocence" and "Familiar Taste of Poison", while nothing groundbreaking, are excellently performed and Lzzy's vocals are powerful and always in tune. This is a great place to work from for the band going forward. Exciting to think what they're capable of in the future.
Iron Savior Megatropolis2.5
Iced Earth Framing Armageddon3.0
Mastodon Live at the Aragon3.5
Thank goodness they mixed the vocals way down. Mastodon plays everything like -- or better than -- the album, sometimes a bit faster...basically it rocks. The unorthodox song choices from Blood Mountain (Circle of Cysquatch) and Leviathan (Aqua Dementia) at first seem odd, but in concert sound terrific. They also get big points for deciding before the show that everything that happened on stage would be on the record: no overdubs, no re-takes. This is their show, warts and all...and it is awesome.
Mastodon 9 Song Demo3.0
Mastodon Revenge Gets Ugly3.0
This is what happens when a band writes something for free and then has to re-do it, again for free, because the first one was too heavy. The band sounds accordingly bored, but the Alternate Takes have a bit of typical Mastodon muscle.
Mastodon Remission4.0
Mastodon Blood Mountain4.5
Mastodon Leviathan5.0
Mastodon Crack the Skye4.5
The intricacy of this album took me a while to wrap my head around, but if you buy into the ideas behind the album, you'll be rewarded with a masterpiece of songwriting that marries the brutal power of Mastodon's earlier efforts with a touch of imagination and beauty.
Isis The Red Sea3.5
Isis Sawblade2.0
Isis Oceanic: Remixes and Reinterpretations3.0
Isis Live 12.5
Isis Clearing the Eye (DVD)4.5
Isis Live 54.5
It's Oceanic with more oomph. Isis speed things up a bit and there aren't any female vox, so it's a bit different. Of course, that just means you have to hear it because it's brilliant in a slightly different way than the original. Oh, and that damn WHACK WHACK snare drum is fixed...yeah I'm looking at you, Matt Bayles.
Isis Wavering Radiant4.5
Isis Panopticon5.0
Isis Oceanic5.0
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm4.0
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage3.0
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown2.5
I really wanted to like this album. I bought and listened to the whole thing, tedious as it may have been. We all know DragonForce plays variations on the same very fast, very technical song over and over and over...which worked for a while because it was also a very good song. But four albums into their career, it's beginning to sound stale. These guys have the chops to create good music, as is apparent in bits and pieces here. It's time to put that ability to better use.
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy World Tour4.0
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I4.5
Helloween Pink Bubbles Go Ape2.0
Helloween Chameleon2.0
Helloween The Dark Ride3.5
Helloween Rabbit Don't Come Easy2.5
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy3.5
Helloween Gambling With The Devil4.0
Helloween 7 Sinners3.5
Helloween Unarmed1.5
For all the talk about how tongue-in-cheek Helloween has always been, it should still be their top priority to give their fans quality power metal albums. Rehashing old material is okay if it's an improvement, but it sounds a lot like Helloween are making fun of themselves and it's not particularly funny this time.
One would think that "Chameleon" should have taught this band to stick to what they do best...and to leave this type of experiment to the bands that aren't able to forge great music the way Helloween always has.
Sting The Soul Cages4.5
The Dresden Dolls Yes, Virginia...4.0
3OH!3 Streets of Gold1.5
3OH!3 Want2.0
Kesha Animal2.0
Beyonce I Am... Sasha Fierce2.0
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!1.0
brokeNCYDE Will Never Die1.0
Nickelback All the Right Reasons2.5
Nickelback Dark Horse1.5
Nickelback The Long Road2.0
Nickelback Silver Side Up2.0
Torsofuck Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy1.0
Exoskeleton Plutonian Herd1.0
DoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in Flesh1.0
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster2.5
Katy Perry One of the Boys3.0
Katy Perry Teenage Dream3.5
Gamma Ray Heading for Tomorrow3.5
Gamma Ray Sigh No More3.5
Gamma Ray Insanity and Genius3.0
Gamma Ray Somewhere Out in Space5.0
Gamma Ray Power Plant4.5
Gamma Ray No World Order4.5
Gamma Ray Majestic4.5
Gamma Ray To the Metal!2.5
It's not a showpiece, but To the Metal has enough good material to make it worth picking up.
Gamma Ray Land of the Free II3.5
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple3.5
Deep Purple In Rock4.5
Deep Purple Fireball4.5
Deep Purple Machine Head5.0
Deep Purple Who Do We Think We Are3.0
Deep Purple Burn4.0
Deep Purple Stormbringer3.0
Deep Purple Come Taste the Band3.0
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers4.0
Deep Purple The House of Blue Light3.5
Deep Purple Slaves and Masters3.0
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On...2.5
Deep Purple Purpendicular3.5
Deep Purple Abandon2.5
Deep Purple Bananas3.5
Deep Purple Rapture of the Deep3.5
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla2.5
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny5.0
Judas Priest Sin After Sin3.5
Judas Priest Stained Class4.5
Judas Priest Killing Machine3.0
Judas Priest British Steel3.5
Judas Priest Point of Entry3.0
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance4.0
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith4.5
Judas Priest Turbo3.0
Judas Priest Ram It Down3.5
Judas Priest Painkiller5.0
Judas Priest Jugulator3.0
Judas Priest Demolition2.0
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution4.0
Judas Priest Nostradamus3.0
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues4.0
Within Temptation The Unforgiving4.0
Giant Squid Metridium Fields4.0
Giant Squid The Ichthyologist5.0
This is exactly what we were all hoping for after Metridium Fields. Giant Squid has refined their songwriting and lyrical approach to create a seamless and epic piece of music -- integrating new instruments and new band members perfectly.rTracks like "Dean Man Slough" and "Blue Linckia" roll on over churning riffs and an atmosphere tailor-made for the lyrical concepts of swampy revenge and ocean turmoil. "Throwing a Donner Party at Sea" (a reworking of a song from Monster in the Creek) is a brilliantly executed rocker whose title is a maritime take on the Donner Party story.rThe Ichthyologist is a solid concept piece that shows a band living up to its terrific creative potential... and I can't wait to hear what they come up with next.
Carcass Heartwork4.0
Wormrot Dirge4.5
National Sunday Law The Fifth Ape3.5
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