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5.0 classic
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Depeche Mode Black Celebration
Locanda Delle Fate Forse le Lucciole non si Amano piu
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Queensryche Rage for Order
Queensryche Promised Land

btw get the Jap bonus tracks ASAP
Rush Moving Pictures
Toto Isolation

4.5 superb
Camel Mirage
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
Chicago Chicago Transit Authority
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Depeche Mode Music for the Masses
Fabrizio De Andre La Buona Novella
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood
Judas Priest Stained Class
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Opeth Morningrise
Queensryche The Warning
Rainbow Rising
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush Hemispheres
Rush Permanent Waves
Rush Signals
Rush Grace Under Pressure
Rush Exit...Stage Left
Schizo Main Frame Collapse
The Beatles Revolver
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Police Reggatta de Blanc
Toto Hydra
Toto 35th Anniversary Tour - Live In Poland
June 25th 2013: a lesson in live shows. A lot of classics but also some very interesting deep cuts. The way the band play (as in, "toy and have fun") with their own material is impressive and motivating for everyone who plays an instrument (or so I like to think). My favorite live album.
Triptykon Eparistera Daimones
Wishbone Ash Argus
Yes Close to the Edge
Yes Relayer

4.0 excellent
Accept Breaker
Accept Restless and Wild
Accept Balls to the Wall
Accept Metal Heart
Al Di Meola Casino
Alan Sorrenti Aria
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Long Goodbye
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Light of September
AAFCC return with a little beast of an album. Definitely their peak in both production and musicianship, the more I listen the more I find things to remember in each song. I have always loved their drummer and here is no exception, more varied than ever. It's an album with a lot of energy and very little wasted time, my major complaint is that I crave more of those blast beats found in the climax of Fragility. At the moment I'm captured by the exuberancy of The Golden Years when it kicks into gear and the piano-driven climaxes of The Silence Inside. Or the main theme of the t/t. Or the infectious drumming of Hiding in the Dark. Or-
Arthur Blythe Lenox Avenue Breakdown
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Axel Rudi Pell Oceans of Time
Bad Religion Suffer
Bauhaus In the Flat Field
Billy Talent Billy Talent II
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Black Sabbath Sabotage
Blind Guardian Battalions of Fear
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond
Borknagar Borknagar
Boston Boston
Camel Camel
Camel The Snow Goose
Camel Moonmadness
Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Celtic Frost Monotheist
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um
Chicago Chicago II
Cuong Vu Trio and Pat Metheny Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny
Death Human
Death Symbolic
Death Angel Frolic Through the Park
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Death Angel Act III
Depeche Mode Playing The Angel
Depeche Mode Violator
Depeche Mode Ultra
Depeche Mode 101
Dio Holy Diver
Dream Theater Images and Words
dredg El Cielo
dredg The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion
Fabrizio De Andre Tutti Morimmo A Stento
Frederic Chopin Preludes, Op. 28
Galneryus Angel of Salvation
Genesis Trespass
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Live After Death
Jethro Tull Heavy Horses
John Coltrane Blue Train
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane Giant Steps
John Scofield and Pat Metheny I Can See Your House from Here
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Katatonia at their most effectively depressive, the peak of the gloomy trio of DO-TD-LFDGD, and one of their strongest works in general. It's quite a creative album for old Katatonia. You have the atmospheric jazzy-ish-kinda intro of Don't Tell a Soul, the symphonic landscapes of The Future of Speech, the doom riffs in the last third of Passing Bird that sound diseased and filthy, or the lengthy Dispossession that varies through its progression. They were growing as musicians (every instrument does its fair share of goodness), and Jonas was really getting the hang on how to put his voice to an emotional (Teargas) or succesfully unemotional (Passing Bird) effect. It's a distant ancestor of the progressive tendencies of today's Katatonia.
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Klimt 1918 Dopoguerra
Klimt 1918 Sentimentale Jugend
Larry Carlton & Steve Lukather No Substitutions
Le Orme Felona E Sorona
Led Bib Umbrella Weather
Maxophone La Fabbrica delle Nuvole
Maxophone Maxophone
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Mizmor Yodh
Naked City Naked City
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
Opeth Still Life
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
iii would outrun thiss kite
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Blackwater Park
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Pat Metheny Bright Size Life
Pat Metheny Group Offramp
Pat Metheny Group Still Life (Talking)
Pat Metheny Group Pat Metheny Group
Phoenix (Romania) Cantafabule
Pink Floyd A Saucerful of Secrets
Queensryche Queensryche EP
Queensryche Empire
Queensryche Live in Tokyo
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Riot Rock City
Riot Fire Down Under
Riot The Privilege of Power
Riot Thundersteel
Rodriguez Cold Fact
Rush Power Windows
Rush Fly by Night
Rush 2112
Rush Presto
Rush Snakes & Arrows
Rush Clockwork Angels
Rush All the World's a Stage
Sadus Illusions
Sadus A Vision of Misery
Schizo Cicatriz Black
Sir Lord Baltimore Kingdom Come
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Hell Awaits
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden Superunknown
Steve Lukather Candyman
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles The Beatles
The Birthday Massacre Nothing And Nowhere
Tigran Hamasyan Mockroot
Toto Mindfields
Toto Falling In Between
Toto Livefields
Toto 25th Anniversary: Live in Amsterdam
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash
Yes Going for the One
Yes The Yes Album
Yes Fragile

3.5 great
883 La donna il sogno & il grande incubo
AC/DC '74 Jailbreak
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC Let There Be Rock
AC/DC Highway To Hell
Accept Blood of the Nations
Ahab Call of the Wretched Sea
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy
Al Di Meola Land of the Midnight Sun
An Autumn For Crippled Children Lost
An Autumn For Crippled Children Everything
An Autumn For Crippled Children Eternal
Annihilator Alice in Hell
Asia XXX
30 years into their career, Asia release their best rounded album yet. There's a lot of growth power, and it can count on great atmosphere backed by splendid artwork. One of the more unique AOR albums of recent years, sprinkled with light prog-like touches. Even the bonus tracks are good! Unfortunately this is one of those annoying albums where a bonus track has its place inside the standard tracklist. "Reno (Silver and Gold)" was pivotal for my growing appreciation for XXX, because it brought more variety to the platter and felt right at home with the album's flow.rMy highlights: "Tomorrow the World", "Al Gatto Nero", "Reno (Silver and Gold)", "Ghost of a Chance"
Autopsy Fiend for Blood
Autopsy Acts of the Unspeakable
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autopsy Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage
Axel Rudi Pell Magic
Axel Rudi Pell The Crest
Axel Rudi Pell Into the Storm
Bad Religion Recipe for Hate
Bad Religion The Process of Belief
Bad Religion How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Bad Religion No Control
Bad Religion Against the Grain
Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction
Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First
Bad Religion New Maps of Hell
Bad Religion True North
Bad Religion 30 Years Live
Billy Talent Billy Talent
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
Underrated, Billy Talent at their most mournful but also gritty. To me the hate this receives makes no sense at all. Perhaps less immediate than BT2, but whenever someone says that III lacks energy I wonder if they're listening to the right album.
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath Mob Rules
Black Sabbath Cross Purposes
Black Wing ...Is Doomed
Blind Guardian Tales from the Twilight World
Blue Effect Modry Efekt & Radim Hladik
Bob Berg Another Standard
Booker Ervin The Freedom Book
Borknagar The Olden Domain
Boston Don't Look Back
Botanist Collective: The Shape of He to Come
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Camel Breathless
CapaRezza Verita' supposte
CapaRezza Prisoner 709
Chicago Chicago III
Chicago Chicago V
Coffincraft In Eerie Slumber
Cressida Asylum
Dave Matthews Some Devil
Death Leprosy
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Angel The Dream Calls for Blood
Death Angel The Bay Calls For Blood
Deep Purple The Book of Taliesyn
Deep Purple Deep Purple
Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion
Depeche Mode A Broken Frame
My rating may not suggest it, but I love this album's nostalgic sound. It kinda reminds me of the melancholic OST from Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs for the GBA.
Depeche Mode Construction Time Again
Depeche Mode Some Great Reward
Diamanda Galas All the Way
Diamond Head Diamond Head
Dio The Last in Line
Dio Sacred Heart
Dio Dream Evil
Distruzione Distruzione
DragonForce Maximum Overload
dredg Leitmotif
dredg Catch Without Arms
Duke Ellington Blues In Orbit
Eglise Église
Endlesshade Wolf Will Swallow The Sun
Enforcer From Beyond
Falconer Northwind
Galneryus Resurrection
Genesis Nursery Cryme
Grendel (ITA) Beowulf
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Island (CH) Pictures
Jean-Michel Jarre Oxygene
Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
John Coltrane John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio
Judas Priest Rocka Rolla
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Juha Kujanpää Kivenpyörittäjä (Tales And Travels)
Julian Jay Savarin Waiters on the dance
Katatonia Dance of December Souls
Katatonia For Funerals to Come...
Katatonia Discouraged Ones
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Katatonia Saw You Drown
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Khemmis Hunted
Klimt 1918 Undressed Momento
Klimt 1918 Just in Case We'll Never Meet Again
Korn Korn
La Coscienza Di Zeno La Notte Anche di Giorno
Le Orme Felona e/and Sorona (2016)
Lyle Mays Lyle Mays
Mad Fellaz II
Mad Fellaz Mad Fellaz
Magnum Kingdom of Madness
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Melechesh Enki
Miles Davis Ascenseur pour l'echafaud
Mondocane Project One
Motorpsycho Here Be Monsters
Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Necromandus Necromandus
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Nile Black Seeds of Vengeance
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Novembers Doom Hamartia
Opeth Pale Communion
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Heritage
Osanna Palepolitana
Osanna Palepoli
Paladin Charge!
Pantera Power Metal
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Paradise Lost Medusa
Pat Metheny Watercolors
Pat Metheny 80/81
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Pat Metheny Group American Garage
Perturbator The Uncanny Valley
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Queensryche Operation: Livecrime
Queensryche Condition Human
Rage Reign of Fear
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Renaissance Renaissance
Riot Narita
Riot Immortal Soul
Riot V Unleash The Fire
Rodriguez Coming from Reality
Rush Hold Your Fire
Rush Counterparts
Rush Rush
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Roll the Bones
Rush Vapor Trails
Rush A Show of Hands
Sadus Swallowed in Black
Satanique Samba Trio Xenossamba
Savage Grace Master Of Disguise
Schizo Hallucination Cramps
Scorpions Lonesome Crow
Shady Bug tbh idk
Slayer South of Heaven
Slayer Show No Mercy
Snarky Puppy Sylva
Sonata Arctica Silence
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Sorcerer In the Shadow of the Inverted Cross
Soundgarden Ultramega OK
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Soundgarden King Animal
Spettri 2973 La Nemica Dei Ricordi
Steve Lukather Ever Changing Times
Steve Lukather Santamental
Steve Lukather All's Well That Ends Well
Steve Lukather Transition
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Stimming Alpe Lusia
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Birthday Massacre Violet
The Birthday Massacre Walking With Strangers
The Birthday Massacre Under Your Spell
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble
The Offspring Smash
The Offspring The Offspring
The Police Outlandos d'Amour
The Police Zenyatta Mondatta
Thelonious Monk Misterioso
Toto Toto XIV
The child born from The Seventh One and Mindfields, XIV is a pleasant listen for the old fan that wants a proof of Toto being still alive and quite kicking. I prefer the heavier road they took with Falling In Between, but this is still masterfully played -and it's nice to hear Williams again. Favorite tracks: "Running Out Of Time", "21st Century Blues", "Chinatown" and "Great Expectations", the proggier one. The classy bonus track "Bend" is also notable. The ballads bring this a bit down, but that's often part of the game with this band.
EDIT: It's a grower for sure, hard 3.5. Could have been more with another rocker in the middle.
Toto Toto
Toto Turn Back
Toto The Seventh One
Toto Kingdom of Desire
Toto Toto XX
Despite the compilation status, this is full of new tracks except for a few live recordings. Contains some really interesting material like "Mrs. Johnson" which mood changing throughout the song will surely leave speechless those who still consider the band as nothing more than a simple pop rock act.
Toto Absolutely Live
Toto Falling in Between Live
Toto Live At Montreux 1991
Turbowolf The Free Life
Seems they wanted to step up their game everywhere. Tight, unpredictable songs, improved vocal melodies, short and sweet runtime... and obviously infectious riffs from front to back. Quirky and full of curveballs. A madly catchy album with plenty of balls, at times instrumentally it sounds almost apocalyptic ("Last Three Clues"' chorus) and wasteland-esque. The t/t is particularly excellent and features all the things I opened this paragraph with (except it's the longest song), not to mention that it flows seamlessly into the surprisingly emotive "Concluder". I'm so glad that they finally delivered the great album I knew they had in them. Now, let's see what comes. Favorite songs: "No No No", "Very Bad", "Last Three Clues", "The Free Life", "Concluder", + everything else to a smaller degree really. Check this out.
Ultra-Violence Deflect the Flow
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Usurpress The Regal Tribe
Utopia Todd Rundgren's Utopia
Van Halen Fair Warning
Van Halen Van Halen
Vektor Terminal Redux
Vhol Vhol
Vhol Deeper than Sky
Visigoth The Revenant King
Watchtower Concepts of Math: Book One
White Ward Futility Report
Witherfall Nocturnes and Requiems
Yes Yes
Yes Tales from Topographic Oceans
Yes Drama

3.0 good
883 Hanno ucciso l'uomo ragno
883 Nord sud ovest est
AC/DC Back In Black
AC/DC High Voltage
AC/DC Powerage
AC/DC For Those About To Rock We Salute You
AC/DC Flick Of The Switch
AC/DC Ballbreaker
AC/DC Stiff Upper Lip
Accept Accept
Accept I'm a Rebel
Accept Russian Roulette
Accept Stalingrad
Accept Objection Overruled
Accept Predator
Accept fans should check this out, especially gems like "Run Through the Night". This album features bassist Peter Baltes taking lead vocals in three songs and surprise, they aren't ballads! Overall it's a rather heavy offering, accompanied by an adequately punchy production.
Accept Blind Rage
Ahab The Boats of the Glen Carrig
Aimee Mann Mental Illness
Al Di Meola Splendido Hotel
Al Di Meola Electric Rendezvous
An Autumn For Crippled Children Only The Ocean Knows
An Autumn For Crippled Children Hearts Of Light/Blossoms
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Love Everything You Destroy
An Autumn For Crippled Children Trust EP
An Autumn For Crippled Children Morfine EP
Anderson/Stolt Invention of Knowledge
Angles 9 Disappeared Behind the Sun
Anvil Anvil Is Anvil
Anvil Hard 'n' Heavy
Asia Silent Nation
More serious sounding (with a couple of exceptions), heavier, fairly "progressive" and with a punchy production. One of the few good Asia works. The average rating is just conditioned by the questionable review.
Asia Alpha
Asia Asia
Autolux Pussy's Dead
Autopsy Macabre Eternal
Autopsy Shitfun
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Autopsy Skull Grinder
Autopsy The Tomb Within
Autopsy Puncturing the Grotesque
Ava Luna Infinite House
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Avenged Sevenfold Diamonds in the Rough
Avenged Sevenfold Live At The Grammy Museum
Axel Rudi Pell Mystica
Axel Rudi Pell Kings and Queens
Axel Rudi Pell Nasty Reputation
Axel Rudi Pell Black Moon Pyramid
Axel Rudi Pell The Masquerade Ball
Axel Rudi Pell Circle of the Oath
Axel Rudi Pell Magic Moments - 25th Anniversary Special Show
Axel Rudi Pell Made in Germany
Axel Rudi Pell Knights Call
BABYMETAL Metal Resistance
Bad Religion Generator
Bad Religion The Gray Race
Bad Religion The Dissent of Man
Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent
Billy Talent Dead Silence
Billy Talent Afraid of Heights
Bjork Vulnicura
Black Label Society Sonic Brew
Black Sabbath 13
Black Sabbath Never Say Die!
Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol
Black Sabbath Dehumanizer
Black Tower The Secret Fire
Blind Guardian Follow the Blind
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
Borknagar Winter Thrice
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Breaking Benjamin Ember
Camel Rain Dances
CapaRezza CapaRezza?!
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Cherry Five Il Pozzo dei Giganti
Chicago Chicago VI
Clan of Xymox Days of Black
Cold Body Radiation The Orphean Lyre
Coroner Death Cult (demo)
Daft Punk Homework
Daft Punk Discovery
Deadlock The Arrival
Death Angel Killing Season
Death Angel Sonic German Beatdown – Live in Germany
Death Angel The Art of Dying
Death Angel The Evil Divide
Deep Purple Shades of Deep Purple
Demetori 愧人贖悪 ~Evil People as the True Object of Salvation~
Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe
Depeche Mode Delta Machine
Depeche Mode Exciter
Depeche Mode Spirit
Dio Master of the Moon
Dio Killing the Dragon
Dio Lock up the Wolves
Doctor Smoke The Witching Hour
Drab Majesty The Demonstration
DragonForce The Power Within
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Awake
dredg Orph
dredg Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy
Drowning the Light From the Abyss
Egoist Extra Terrestrial Biological Entities
Elf Elf
Emily Jane White They Moved in Shadow All Together
Enforcer Into The Night
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution
Europe War of Kings
Europe Wings of Tomorrow
Exumer The Raging Tides
Fates Warning Theories of Flight
Fear Factory Genexus
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas Feeling of Unity
Fire! She Sleeps, She Sleeps
Galneryus Phoenix Rising
Galneryus Under the Force of Courage
Game Over Crimes Against Reality
Gehennah Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die
Genesis From Genesis to Revelation
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Goblin Rebirth Goblin Rebirth
Grand Magus Grand Magus
Grand Magus Monument
Grand Magus Sword Songs
Greenrose Faire Feed the Flames
Greg Graffin Millport
Hamferd Támsins likam
Hexvessel No Holier Temple
Hexvessel Dawnbearer
Hexvessel Iron Marsh
High Spirits Motivator
Hiki Saturday Calm
Hyperion (ITA) Dangerous Days
Il Castello di Atlante Arx Atlantis
Infected Mushroom Friends on Mushrooms (Deluxe Edition)
Infected Mushroom Converting Vegetarians II
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
John Coltrane Dakar
John Coltrane Coltrane (Prestige, 1957)
John Coltrane The Last Trane
John Coltrane Lush Life
Kamasi Washington The Epic
Kansas The Prelude Implicit
Karcavejia L'essere e il credere
Karcavejia Formiche
Katatonia Jhva Elohim Meth... the Revival
Katatonia Sounds of Decay
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia Dethroned & Uncrowned
Killer Boogie Detroit
Klimt 1918 Comandante
A simple EP that contains the song "Comandante" off Sentimentale, plus the electronic remixes of "Once We Were" and "La notte" (originally on Sentimentale too). For what it is, it's a respectable release. I especially like the remix of "La notte", which now becomes shorter and very bouncy. Also it's like 3$ on Bandcamp.
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Here Korn sound more like seasoned musicians having fun in the studio (and the documentary is proof) without the limitations of trying to satisfy a particular fanbase. It's not the usual bleak Korn sound. The soaring chorus of Mass Hysteria is a perfect example, or the tender section in Punishment Time, or the "crazy shaman" chanting in Lullaby for a Sadist, the mechanical-sounding bridge of What We Do... there are memorable moments distributed in every song. How to say it, it sounds like Korn, yes, but an adult version of the band. One that isn't afraid to let some instrumental colour slip into the angst. Perhaps, one thing I can say is that in a sense there are too many brief interesting moments sprinkled throughout, in the sense that most of them -as welcomed as they are- should have been developed more. Like the thrashy harsh bit in Paranoid and Aroused for example; the harsh vocals in general feel rushed because they are always brief and scattered. Anyhow this is easily one of their most solid albums, and for me easily the best since Issues (Serenity included).
Lancer Second Storm
Good stuff for a jam but originality is doubtful. Just a random example: intro riff to "Steelbreaker" may put off some people because it sounds a lot like Maiden's "Be Quick Or Be Dead". Some choruses are too squared. My highlight would be the 10 minutes long prog epic "Aton", a really strong track.
Le Madri degli Orfani La Grande Abbuffata
Leo Ieiri 20
Leo Ieiri Leo
Leprous The Congregation
LiSA Launcher
Lorde Melodrama
Loreena McKennitt Lost Souls
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus
Ludovico Einaudi Le Onde
Lyle Mays Street Dreams
Magnum Magnum II
Magnum Chase the Dragon
Magnum Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies
It doesn't break any ground but it's built to be as enjoyable as possible, succeeding. Not complex but it isn't painfully straightforward either, and it works nicely as a full listen as it fulfilled greatly the task of accompanying my movements for quite some days. The title track, "Afraid of the Night" and "Quiet Rhapsody" are probably my favorites, especially the title track which chorus is just irresistible. On the other hand, "Your Dreams Won't Die" can be -predictably- a bit boring (lovely bridge though!). Still, Catley with his 68 years offers a strong vocal performance that saves the day.
Magnum Lost on the Road to Eternity
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Max Pezzali Astronave Max
Maze of Sothoth Soul Demise
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth United Abominations
Megadeth Endgame
Merciful Nuns A-U-M IX
Messa Belfry
Metal Church XI
Miles Davis Birth of the Cool
Mostly Autumn Sight of Day
Motorhead Motörhead
Mustasch The True Sound of the New West
Myrath Legacy
Native Construct Quiet World
Nightmare Ultimate Circus
Nile What Should Not Be Unearthed
Nile Ithyphallic
Nile Those Whom the Gods Detest
Nile At the Gate of Sethu
Numenorean Home
Once and Future Band Once & Future Band
Opeth Sorceress
Overkill The Grinding Wheel
Pantera Reinventing the Steel
Paradise Lost Believe In Nothing (Remixed/Remastered)
It does indeed achieve one thing: make the album sound more metal. However, the price paid is a sound that is also flatter and more plastic. Busy moments like the snare-heavy parts of "Sell It to the World" sound annoyingly flat and the songs sound at times muffled (just listen to the drums in "Divided"...). Still, the remix deserves credit for drawing me to this album, which turns out isn't bad at all, albeit stiff and formulaic. Ultimately I'd say there isn't a winner between this and the original, it depends on how gross you find modern productions to be. Props for the new artwork, though they could have at least kept the original font. Favorites: "I Am Nothing", "Mouth", "Illumination", "Control", "Never Again".
Pat Metheny New Chautauqua
Pat Metheny Rejoicing
Pendulum Immersion
Perfume Cosmic Explorer
Pink Floyd More
Plini Handmade Cities
Powerwolf Return in Bloodred
Powerwolf Lupus Dei
Powerwolf Preachers of the Night
Praying Mantis Legacy
Premiata Forneria Marconi Emotional Tattoos
Queensryche Queensryche
Queensryche Tribe
Queensryche Live Evolution
Queensryche The Art of Live
Rage The Devil Strikes Again
Rage Perfect Man
Rage Seasons of the Black
Ram Jam Ram Jam
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Ranger Knights of Darkness
Ranger Where Evil Dwells
Raubtier Pansargryning
Solid album, with an aggressive and epic feeling with an industrial flavour. "Panzarmarsch", "Raptor" and "Innan loven faller" are probably the best tracks, with "Raptor" being my personal favourite. It's also nice to hear a few guitar solos in some songs. Nothing really special, but they do sound good to hear. Take "Brander" as an example.
Ravensire The Cycle Never Ends
Reale Accademia di Musica Reale Accademia di Musica
Renaissance Illusion
Richard Bona and Mandekan Cubano Heritage
Riot Born in America
Riot The Brethren of the Long House
Riot Inishmore
Riot Through the Storm
Riot Army of One
Rush Test for Echo
Rush Feedback
Sadist Hyaena
Sadus Elements of Anger
Sadus Out for Blood
Satan's Hallow Satan's Hallow
Savatage Sirens
Savatage The Dungeons are Calling
Sawthis Fusion
Saxon Battering Ram
Schizo Sounds of Coming Darkness
Schizo Rotten Spiral
Septicflesh Codex Omega
Show Me A Dinosaur Show Me A Dinosaur
Sia 1000 Forms Of Fear
Sigh Graveward
Skinny Puppy Cleanse Fold and Manipulate
Skinny Puppy Remission
Skinny Puppy Bites
Skinny Puppy Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse
Slayer Divine Intervention
Snarky Puppy Culcha Vulcha
Sodom In the Sign of Evil
Sonata Arctica Unia
Sonata Arctica The Days of Grays
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Sonata Arctica The Ninth Hour
Don't be fooled by the two singles, which also open the album. This is the closer the band have been to their classic sound in, well, more than a decade. In fact, The Ninth Hour can be seen as the sequel to Reckoning Night, which it also recalls through "White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II". Also, a few tracks see double bass galloping really close to albums like Silence, see "Rise a Night" for reference. All in all I don't think this is a particularly impressive album (try to digest all of its 62 minutes and tell me), but surely a step in a direction that can appeal to every kind of fan.
Soundgarden Louder Than Love
Stark Naked Stark Naked
Steve Lukather Lukather
Steve Lukather Luke
Steve Porcaro Someday / Somehow
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
Stratovarius Eternal
Studio Killers Studio Killers
Styx The Mission
Sundara Karma Youth Is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect
Symphony X The Damnation Game
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down Steal This Album!
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Tal Wilkenfeld Transformation
Thank You Scientist Stranger Heads Prevail
The Beatles Beatles for Sale
The Birthday Massacre Pins and Needles
The Birthday Massacre Hide and Seek
The Birthday Massacre Superstition
The Black Queen Fever Daydream
The Necks Unfold
The Offspring Ignition
The Offspring Americana
The Offspring Splinter
The Police Ghost in the Machine
The Police Synchronicity
TheNightTimeProject Thenighttimeproject
Toto Toto IV
Toto Fahrenheit
Toto Tambu
Toto Through the Looking Glass
Turbowolf Turbowolf
Turbowolf Two Hands
Ultra-Violence Wildcrash
Ultra-Violence Privilege to Overcome
A bit too long for its own good, but not devoid of great moments. The most interesting cut is probably the closing "Ride Across the Storm" with its black metal-like intro.
Unreal City (Italy) Il paese del tramonto
Unruly Child Unruly Child
Van Halen Van Halen II
Van Halen Women and Children First
Van Halen Diver Down
Van Halen 1984
Van Halen 5150
Van Halen A Different Kind of Truth
Venomous Concept Poisoned Apple
Venomous Concept Retroactive Abortion
Venomous Concept Kick Me Silly - VC III
Virgil and Steve Howe Nexus
Visigoth Final Spell
Walknut Graveforests And Their Shadows
Weather Report Black Market
Weedeater Goliathan
Weeping Silence Opus IV Oblivion
Witchwood Handful of Stars
Yanagi Nagi Follow My Tracks
Yes Talk
Yes Tormato
Yes Time and a Word
Yes Fly from Here
Yes Keystudio

2.5 average
A Day to Remember And Their Name Was Treason
Abbath Abbath
AC/DC The Razors Edge
AC/DC Rock or Bust
AC/DC Black Ice
Adrenaline Mob Omerta
Adrenaline Mob Dearly Departed
An Autumn For Crippled Children portugal EP
Animals As Leaders The Madness of Many
Asia Astra
A few nice tracks ("Too Late"), but overall this is pretty boring.
Asia Arena
Asia Phoenix
Asia Omega
Asia Gravitas
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Axel Rudi Pell Between the Walls
Axel Rudi Pell Tales of the Crown
Axel Rudi Pell Wild Obsession
Axel Rudi Pell Eternal Prisoner
Axel Rudi Pell Shadow Zone
Axel Rudi Pell Game of Sins
Bad Religion No Substance
Bad Religion The New America
Black Sabbath Technical Ecstasy
Boston Walk On
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Celtic Frost Vanity/Nemesis
Chairlift Moth
Civil War Gods And Generals
Death Angel Relentless Retribution
Depeche Mode Speak & Spell
There are some nice synths and melodies, and you can see the darker side of DM in a few songs like "Tora! Tora! Tora!", but as a whole there are too many low points to make Speak & Spell a recommendable listen. DM fans should listen, anyway.
Destruction Under Attack
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Fire! The Hands
A lot of noise for nothing.
Hexvessel When We Are Death
Hiki I Will Remember These Days
Hiki Hiki
Hot Chip Why Make Sense?
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Kamelot Haven
Kanako Ito Reactor
Last Autumn's Dream Paintings
Level 10 Chapter One
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Mami Kawada Parablepsia
Maroon 5 It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Maroon 5 Hands All Over
Master An Epiphany Of Hate
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth Dystopia
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Muse Drones
Mustasch Testosterone
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us
Nirnaeth (ITA) The Extinction Generation
Operation: Mindcrime The Key
Operation: Mindcrime Resurrection
Ozric Tentacles Technicians of the Sacred
Pain of Salvation In the Passing Light of Day
Pantera Projects in the Jungle
Papa Roach Infest
Pendulum Hold Your Colour
Pendulum In Silico
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Powerwolf Blessed and Possessed
Powerwolf Blood of the Saints
Queensryche Hear in the Now Frontier
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
Queensryche Q2K
Rage Execution Guaranteed
Rage Prayer Of Steel (as Avenger)
Riot Restless Breed
Riot Nightbreaker
Riot Sons of Society
Rise Against Wolves
Sabaton The Last Stand
Sawthis Egod
Sawthis Youniverse
Sia This Is Acting
Sinbreed When Worlds Collide
Sinbreed Shadows
Sinbreed Master Creator
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Slayer World Painted Blood
Sodom Decision Day
Soilwork Steelbath Suicide
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition
Stratovarius Twilight Time
Stratovarius Fright Night
Symphony X Symphony X
Symphony X Underworld
The Beatles Please Please Me
The Beatles With the Beatles
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles Help!
The Cure Boys Don't Cry
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre
The Offspring Conspiracy of One
The Offspring Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace
The Offspring Days Go By
Van Halen OU812
Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
Van Halen Balance
Yes Big Generator
Yes 90125
Yes The Ladder

2.0 poor
A Day to Remember Bad Vibrations
AC/DC Fly On The Wall
AC/DC Blow Up Your Video
Accept Eat the Heat
Accept Death Row
Adrenaline Mob Men Of Honor
Asia Aura
Asia Aqua
Axel Rudi Pell Diamonds Unlocked
Bad Religion Into the Unknown
Black Sabbath Born Again
Black Sabbath Seventh Star
Black Sabbath Headless Cross
Black Sabbath Tyr
Boston Corporate America
Boston Third Stage
Corpus Christii PaleMoon
Crown the Empire The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways
Crown the Empire The Fallout
Deadlock I'll Wake You...When Spring Awakes
Dio Magica
Dio Angry Machines
Dio Strange Highways
Disturbed Immortalized
Division Speed Division Speed
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Geoff Tate Geoff Tate
Ghoulgotha The Deathmass Cloak
Heart Beautiful Broken
Helloween My God-Given Right
Hiki Brighter Days
Kenny G Kenny G
Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Megadeth Super Collider
Miike Snow iii
Ninja Sex Party Attitude City
Oceano Ascendants
One Ok Rock 35xxxv
Pantera I Am the Night
Pantera Metal Magic
Pastel Ghost Abyss
Pentakill Smite and Ignite
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Powerwolf Bible Of The Beast
Primal Fear Rulebreaker
Queensryche American Soldier
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
Queensryche Take Cover
Rhapsody of Fire Into The Legend
Scorpions Return to Forever
Slayer Undisputed Attitude
Slayer Christ Illusion
SOTO Inside The Vertigo
The Cure Three Imaginary Boys
Van Halen Van Halen III
Virgin Steele Nocturnes of Hellfire & Damnation
We Came As Romans We Came as Romans
Wo Fat Midnight Cometh
Yes Union
Yes Magnification
Yes Heaven and Earth
Yousei Teikoku Shadow Corps[e]

1.5 very poor
Asia Aria
Asia Rare
Black Sabbath Forbidden
Boston Life, Love & Hope
Cry Excess Ambition Is The Shit
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Five Finger Death Punch The Way Of The Fist
Ice Dragon A Beacon on the Barrow
Maroon 5 Overexposed
Maroon 5 V
Queensryche Frequency Unknown
Slayer God Hates Us All
Slayer Repentless
Sonic Syndicate Confessions
Stormwitch Season of the Witch
SunStare Under the Eye of Utu
Three Days Grace Human
Three Days Grace Outsider
Yes Open Your Eyes
Yngwie Malmsteen World On Fire

1.0 awful
Celtic Frost Cold Lake
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
Geoff Tate Kings & Thieves
Hello Kitty Suicide Club ^_^
I was afraid my 1 would have raised the avg to 1, so I had to check with a scientific calculator.
Queensryche Frequency Unknown (Deluxe Edition)

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