Brandon Bzduch

Reviews 16
Approval 79%

Soundoffs 202
News Articles 1
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Album Edits 150

Album Ratings 3104
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Last Active 01-10-21 5:23 pm
Joined 08-05-13

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03.03.21 CHEVELLE RANKED02.16.21 Japanese recs?
02.12.21 Dir En Grey Ranked02.10.21 Writing an Avant-Garde / Metal Concept
01.12.21 Albums With Strange Backstories or Conc01.06.21 My favorites of 2020
01.01.21 My Megadeth Ranking12.09.20 What’s Your #1 Favorite Film of All T
12.08.20 My Carach Angren Ranking11.26.20 My Top 20 SOAD tracks
11.12.20 Top 10 BEST nu-metal albums11.11.20 Top 10 Nu-Metal Albums
11.10.20 Definitive Nu-Metal List 2: The Reckoni11.05.20 The Definitive Nu-Metal List
10.12.20 Got the COVID. :/08.27.20 Dystopian Future (Original Soundtrack)
08.23.20 TOOL ranked07.04.20 Top 100 Favorite Albums
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Dir En Grey Ranked

My favorite band of all time, no cap
10Dir En Grey
The Insulated World

My least favorite, but not bad by any stretch. A solid 4 songs here belong in the band’s top 20 tracks. The rest sadly is either forgettable or just derivative.
9Dir En Grey

One of the outliers for me, the title track is immaculate, but this is one of the band’s weaker offerings for sure.
8Dir En Grey

A darker, more complex take on the band’s early sound. Not as great as Gauze but still very notable
7Dir En Grey
Withering to Death

This is one i have a hard time getting into, some tracks i just straight up dislike, but a majority of it is fantastic.
6Dir En Grey
The Marrow of a Bone

More of a standard metalcore album, but also has a great sense of atmosphere and a handful of the band’s best tracks.
5Dir En Grey
Dum Spiro Spero

While i’m not personally a fan of the deathcore inspired sound on this, the dark atmosphere and melodies are as fantastic as ever. Slightly more experimental in some areas compared to Uroboros, but also dumbed down in other areas.
4Dir En Grey

A catchy, engrossing Visual Kei masterpiece. It’s a lot lighter than everything after it, but it has a very disturbing underbelly, not unlike their other work.
3Dir En Grey

The best of their pre-Uroboros work. Dark and heavy as all hell, and boasts some of the band’s more memorable melodies.
2Dir En Grey
Uroboros (Remastered & Expanded)

The most obvious choice for #1, and my favorite album of all time. Absolutely cryptic and nightmarish to its core with some grandiose, powerful melodies sprinkled throughout. Kind of feels like descending into the most bizarre version of hell with no hope of escape. Vinushka is one of the greatest openers ever too.
1Dir En Grey

Arche may not be as notable as Uroboros for a lot of people, and while it’s not my favorite of theirs, it’s certainly their best album in every aspect. Incredibly unique and varied with some of the best performances i’ve ever seen on a metal LP.
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