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Shape of Despair Monotony Fields
Not much of a fan of doom metal to be honest, but these guys are just fucking excellent. At the same level as their previous two albums. Welcome back, SoD.
4.5
11.07.15
Opeth Pale Communion
In my mind, easily the best and most cohesive of Opeth's three non-metal albums. "Heritage" was extremely scattershot in its approach, lacked memorable riffs, and, worst of all, some of the songs were quite Frankensteinian in how they grafted together musical parts with little to do with one another. These problems have largely disappeared on "Pale Communion." A much more polished effort with some superb vocals from Mikael Akerfeldt. That being said, it doesn't reach the same lofty heights as Opeth's best work (i.e. their metal albums).
4.0
09.08.14
The Black League Ichor
4.0
10.31.13
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Meh, really don't understand why they chose to self-title this album. There's nothing new here. And the songs, with a couple of exceptions, are pretty boring. Myung's role does pleasantly expand here, but I find LaBrie's vocals to be less striking than usual. Never was a fan of the selection of Mangini as "new drummer," who for the second straight album doesn't seem to add anything new.
2.5
10.12.13
Hybrid (ES) Angst
Listened to it online. It's awful. For the life of me, I don't understand why some users feel strongly enough about the album to rate it "Superb," but then won't write about it to explain why it's such an incredible album. Especially when it's obviously not.
1.5
09.26.13
Andy Winter Incomprehensible
Incomprehensibly poor for such an outstanding musician.
1.5
03.16.13
Ihsahn Eremita
Personally, I found this album boring, not fresh at all, and inferior to Ihsahn's other three solo albums (to say nothing of his work in Emperor).
2.5
09.09.12

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