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Gameofmetal's 2015 so far (to be continued)

Well everyone's doing quarter 1 and quarter 2 lists, and I wanted to join in on the party. I didn't do quarter 1 though so you lucky bastards get everything I listened to since the beginning of this year. ARE YOUR BODIES READY. List is worst to best obv
1Fronzilla
Party People's Anthem


Holy shit this is so bad. Attila's latest album is shit and it still seems godly in comparison.
2All That Remains
The Order of Things


Better than their last album but that's not saying much. Still a pile of crap mostly.
3Fall Out Boy
American Beauty / American Psycho


Like two catchy songs, the rest are annoying and bad.
4Liturgy
The Ark Work


The flattest rating chart ever. I guess I just don't get it, because there are people giving it crazy good ratings. Most of it is just abrasive and boring, with some enjoyable moments and flashes of awesome.
5Palisades
Mind Games


More boring than their debut. A slightly less annoying version of Issues.
6Title Fight
Hyperview


The singles were very good and interesting, but as a whole the album just bores.
7Feed Her to the Sharks
Fortitude


A run of the mill old school metalcore album with the modern scene's over reliance on breakdowns.
8Broadway
Contexture: Gods, Men & The Infinite Cosmos


Just didn't really do anything for me.
9Sworn In
The Lovers / The Devil


Went more nu metal, added singing, and became less guilty pleasure fun heavy angry shit.
10From First to Last
Dead Trees


Really predictable post hardcore, with Spencer Sotelo's over the top annoying presence. The last song is horrendous, even if the rest of the album isn't really bad, just average.
11Tyler, the Creator
Cherry Bomb


Another all over the place, inconsistent, inconstant album. I'm usually a fair fan of his, but this one just lacked a few too many gems.
12Charlie Puth
Some Type Of Love


That song he did with Wiz Khalifa has been stuck in my head for ages, but his own stuff is just unimpressive.
13Six Feet Under
Crypt of the Devil


Boring, generic death metal with a vocalist that just needs to quit.
14Extinction Level Event
The Catalyst


The whole no guitar, only bass djent idea was funny on the first track or two, but goddamn does it wear thin by the end. It's even more remarkable how such a short EP can bore so quickly.
15My Tears, Your Weapon
Boredom Compilation v.1


Just kinda doesn't do anything, but I respect Snide's moxie. His other releases are better.
16Ghoulgotha
The Deathmass Cloak


Some really awkward transitions, songwriting, and guitar leads sprinkled in, but all in all it's a decent death/doom record.
17Howling Giant
Howling Giant


Don't remember this too well. I believe it was a stoner rock EP that minorly impressed me. Don't know a thing about stoner shit, but it was aight.
18The Last Ten Seconds of Life
Soulless Hymns


A lot more nu metal in the mix did not a great followup make. Their last record and EP were much heavier and better, but this has its moments.
19Periphery
Juggernaut: Alpha


The poppier of the two and the less impressive by far.
20Tear Out The Heart
Dead, Everywhere


Generic but enjoyable metalcore. Just too much material though and the album drags by the end, unlike their last, which was a damn good time for how unoriginal it was.
21Aksumite
Komplexxx


Blackened hardcore. Too little material to really make an impact, but good nonetheless.
22Ensiferum
One Man Army


Waffling between a 3 and a 2.5, semi decent semi boring folk metal.
23Traitors
The Hate Campaign


Does Black Tongue better than Black Tongue, and with at least a little more speed.
24Oceans Ate Alaska
Lost Isles


Bad clean singing, all over the place songwriting, but talent's there and it's not unenjoyable.
25Falling in Reverse
Just Like You


A fuckton better than their last album, which was awful. Still only decent.
26 Funeral Oppression
The Prisoner


Solid, if unimpressive depressive black metal.
27Andrew W. Gold
Fool's Gold


Contrib project. Don't know shit about electronic music, but I thought it was pretty good.
28Sleeping With Sirens
Madness


Not as bad as their last. Passable poppy post hardcore.
29Oceano
Ascendants


A much needed comeback after their last piece of shit. Still the same old deathcore but with a bit more atmosphere and punch.
30Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'


I don't really fuck with drone shit, so the first three tracks mostly bored me. Last one was pretty good though.
31All Time Low
Future Hearts


A bit poppy for my taste but good pop punk.
32Every Time I Die
Salem


Vicious and sweet despite the short length. Solid overall.
33Drudkh
A Furrow Cut Short


Just boring by the standards of a great atmospheric black metal band. Little of memorable quality and there's not any real atmosphere.
34Abiotic
Casuistry


Dropped the core, and went full tech death. Overcompressed and produced terribly, but not horrible overall. Music just lacks anything standout. The technicality and attempt to be progressive just isn't as much fun as the off the wall deathcore they used to peddle.
35The Raven Autarchy
The Obscene Deliverance


Tech deathcore, not bad, not great. Just good.
36In Hearts Wake
Skydancer


Vocal performance all around kinda sucks, but there are some good musical moments in there. Especially when they cool it on the metalcore chug a lugs.
37My Tears, Your Weapon
When We Fall Asleep (Demo EP)


Decent Snide electro tracks.
38Set It Off
Duality: Stories Unplugged


Acoustic takes on a few tracks from their last album. Duality was not the direction I wanted them to take but it's not bad by any means.
39My Tears, Your Weapon
On the Edge of Reason


The metalcore bits are tacked on and unexplored, but overall the EP isn't too bad. Hell the heavier bits speak more to industrial chordal riffs than metalcore.
40Hundredth
Free


A digression. The clean singing is gone, the songwriting is slides to close to average, and there are few memorable sections.
41Ingested
The Architect of Extinction


Brutal as hell slam/deathcore with a fairly varied vocalist, something not seen often in slam.
42Sylosis
Dormant Heart


Great modernized thrash, but goes a bit too long.
43Grimoire
L'Aorasie des Spectres Rêveurs


Solid atmospheric black metal. Found this through the recent black metal tourney we did, lotta great gems in there.
44Periphery
Juggernaut: Omega


The better of the two. Heavier, proggier, less poppy, and best of all.....less Spencer Sotelo singing.
45Hellions
Indian Summer


Metalcore with a lot more hardcore and plenty of melody. A fun time all around.
46 Eisflammen
In The Element....


(Fucking title's in russian) Tight depressive black metal from......you guessed it, Russia
47Global Chernobyl
Endtime


Pissbro's project, brings the metalz
48Wati Heru and Kashaka
Dystopia FM


Hep Kat told me to bump, bumped, thought it was tight, enjoyed
49Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly


I just don't get it. Jammed a few times since it came out, just never made the same impression it apparently did on everyone else. King Kunta and a number of bangers, but too much material and just didn't get to the next level for me.
50Earl Sweatshirt
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt


Really depressing, monotoned rap but I dug it for whatever reason.
51We Are Harlot
We Are Harlot


Semi modern rock, semi throwback 80s hair metal. Danny Worsnop (of Asking Alexandria fame) does have a really fitting voice and it's hookier than it has any right to be. Not mindblowing at all but not too bad.
52As It Is
Never Happy, Ever After


The happiest, sunniest, most hook laden pop punk album to come out lately. Nothing out of the ordinary but a great summertime jam.
53Sensory Deprivation
Bits and Pieces


BMdrummers music, good shit
54Monolord
Vænir


Stoner, psychedelic doom from the doom tournament going on now.
55Eigenlicht
Sacral Regicide


i actually don't remember this at all but apparently it's some black metal/doom metal hybrid and I liked it.
56Veil of Maya
Matriarch


A few duds, but the Veil sound is still there and the vocalist is really good. The clean singing is a nice addition.
57Haste the Day
Coward


A great comeback. Bit inconsistent however and the sheer number of different vocalists used makes it disjointed.
58Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Get Lost, Find Yourself


Fewer breakdowns, more pop punk. Pardon My French was better, but this is just a bit below it.
59Pyrrhon
Growth Without End


Less Gorguts worship discordant death metal, more mathy shit but still really good.
60Lorna Shore
Psalms


Brutal as fuck deathcore worth any fan's time.
61The Ongoing Concept
Handmade


Not as good as Saloon but a great album. A couple of tracks were duds but a lot of standouts too. Concept is ace.
62Iwrestledabearonce
Hail Mary


Their best yet. A few too many songs, but the first half is ace. The vocalist has really come into her own.
63Man Overboard
Heavy Love


Their best album for sure. Still nowhere near the best band in pop punk but this is a definite good time.
64Taravana
A Visible Chill


User Pedrosomerandomnumbers (AKA Alex Newton) project. Awesome prog metal WITHOUT GUITARS WAT
65Addaura
...And The Lamps Expire


Sick atmospheric black metal EP
66I, Valiance
The Reject of Humanity


Some of the sickest, nastiest, heaviest deathcore ever
67Iwan Rheon
Dinard


Amazing improvement on the actor turned singer's folk/acoustic EPs. Adding a full band, electric guitars, piano etc. was a great choice and the album is so full of passion. One of my favorites of the year. Only issue is with some inconsistent production issues that almost ruins one of the best tracks and some awkward vocals on another. Btw this guy plays fucking Ramsay Bolton on Game of Thrones. Let that sink in.
68Misthyrming
Söngvar elds og óreiðu


Icy ass modern black metal
69Stick To Your Guns
Disobedient


Another hit for the metalcore/hardcore outfit. A lot more clean singing, but all the attitude is still there and the album hits hard.
70A Night in Texas
The God Delusion


Some of the sickest, nastiest, heaviest deathcore ever [2]
71Utstott
Hjorungavagr


Epic/atmospheric black metal that scratched the hell out of my Summoning/Caladan Brood itch.
72Ethereal Shroud
They Became the Falling Ash


Sick depressive atmospheric black metal/funeral doom from DarkNoctus. One of the best bm records of the year.
73Devathorn
Vritra


Hellish greek black metal with some odd Behemoth (The Satanist in particular) vibes.
74Enslaved
In Times


Another great record from the progressive black metal band. Not as good as Axioma but still a goddamn excellent album in its own right.
75Ghost Bath
Moonlover


Deafheaven 2.0 frankly. If the whole album were like Golden Number, I would've rated much higher, but I still loved what I heard anyway.
76Galar
De Gjenlevende


Old school Ulver styled folk black metal. Kicks serious ass.
77Serenity In Murder
The Highest Of Dystopia


Tight modern melodic death metal.
78Downfall of Nur
Umbras de Barbagia


More atmospheric black metal (is it a trend with me yet?)
79While She Sleeps
Brainwashed


One of the better metalcore releases this year. Less piano than their debut, more gang chants and hardcore riffs. Kicks so much fucking ass. Not exactly original but I've yet to hear a metalcore band these days that sounds quite like them.
80Lost Salt Blood Purges
The Voids We All Long For


Snoxs (OvDeath) album. really cool stuff, very eclectic in style. Not many of the genres explored are ones I frequent but I'm interested now.
81Sulphur Aeon
Gateway to the Antisphere


Sick Lovecraftian death metal
82Cultes Des Ghoules
The Rise of Lucifer


Amazing little release from one of my more recent favorites in modern black metal. Short and sweet as satanic pie.
83The Early November
Imbue


Didn't care for In Currents so it took me a bit to try this, but it turned out really well. Honestly surprised how much I liked this. Everything is just generally on point with Imbue.
84The Story So Far
The Story So Far


Well it's more of the same but as far as this band's concerned I'm ok with that. So many sick hooks, the lyrics and instruments are still on point, though even I have to admit it's a bit too samey to warrant a higher rating.
85Make Them Suffer
Old Souls


Inconsistent thanks to a few weak tracks, but both the usual symphonic deathcore songs they already did and the newer melodic/metalcoreish tracks work extremely well. One of the most passionate deathcore releases, and passionate isn't a word I usually use to describe deathcore. Twinklecore but good twinkelcore
86Four Year Strong
Four Year Strong


A strong return to form after the slight downgrade in their last LP. So much fucking energy, though the production is a bit loud for my liking. Enemy of the World is better but not by much.
87mewithoutYou
Pale Horses


Another hit, band hasn't disappointed me yet. Really need to pay more attention to the storytelling, but musically everything strikes home.
88Vanum
Realm of Sacrifice


Post/atmospheric black metal. Not much to say, really awesome shit.
89August Burns Red
Found in Far Away Places


A more mid tempo affair and the progressive/post rock/soft elements have been built on more. I think I'll take their last album over it, but it's still killer. The guest spot from Jeremy Mckinnon is killer.
90Thy Art Is Murder
Holy War


More death metal and doomy shit than Hate. A big, brutal behemoth of deathcore. atm I can't decide which album I prefer but it's close. (Btw user nocturnalize I shall review soon and life will be complete)
91The Slow Death
Ark


Massive, beautiful funeral doom/death record. Third favorite of the year so far, second fave in metal. Just a huge and incredible record that I'd recommend to any metalhead.
92Leviathan
Scar Sighted


Favorite in metal thus far. Twisted, dark, brutal, beautiful at times. Many things could be said, but basically it's incredible.
93Akhlys
The Dreaming I


Another amazing atmospheric black metal album from this year. Super melodic and awesome yea
94Being As an Ocean
Being As An Ocean


I fanboy over this band hard so it's not surprising that it's my favorite of the year so far. Read my review if you want my more in depth opinon. plz sput gods protect me from the withering shitstorm of insults ill probs get for this.
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