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5.0 classic
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Funeral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Harmlessness
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright

4.5 superb
Alesana Confessions
Brand New Daisy
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Deaf Havana Fools And Worthless Liars
Deaf Havana Old Souls
Deaf Havana All These Countless Nights
Flood of Red Throw
Simplistic but atmospheric melodies form the underlying core of this albums songs, while at the same time, several, well implemented breaks that shift between them and rougher hitting sections, keep things interesting and occasionally build up into thrilling climaxes. The vocals fit in perfectly, being able to deliver both placid and soaring tones for the corresponding parts. This ambient record is one to sit or lay down while listening and absorb its haunting sounds, also suitable for a longer night drive in your car or when sitting in a train. Definitely something special and recommendable.
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Hungry Ghosts Alone, Alone
Kids in Glass Houses In Gold Blood
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Secret And Whisper Great White Whale
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Hotelier Home, Like NoPlace Is There
At first listen this might seem unspectacular and far from innovative. In fact, from a solely instrumental standpoint, this is even true. While by no means bad and with a few interesting instances here and there, the melodies on their own wouldn't justify a rating like this. If you listen to a lot of bands from a similar genre, you could even argue how standard and repetitive it sounds. But after giving it one or two more spins and paying attention to the excellent lyrics while doing so, you notice how everything fits together in such a convincing manner, that one can't disregard the honesty, authenticity and emotion behind the music. The way it is being delivered to listeners makes this album worth your time and, while not musically outstanding from an 'objective' standpoint, sticks to ones mind as something truly special.
The Menzingers After the Party
The Receiving End of Sirens The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi
The Wonder Years No Closer to Heaven

4.0 excellent
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Vital
Astronauts Hollow Ponds
Beach Slang The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel
Black Peaks All That Divides
Blink-182 blink-182
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Science Fiction
Breather The Blue
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Circa Survive Descensus
Conditions Fluorescent Youth
Copeland Ixora
Rating refers to the twin version of the album, since the standard one is not available for streaming. But I believe the twin is better anyway.
Crown the Empire Retrograde
What a surprise! With their newest effort, Crown The Empire strikingly proves, that even risecore bands are able to step out of their comfortzone and deliver something enticingly fresh. The whole album shines with a cohesive, space-ambient style, while all tracks remain varied and keep their own identity. Instead of overloading everything with edm-sounds to blatantly shove us their intention of change into our faces, electronic effects are placed exactly where they belong and fit, never feeling inadequate. After such a successful venture beyond the sky, one can hardly imagine what should come next. But for now, let's just enjoy a little bit more of neat spacecore.
Cry of the Afflicted The Unveiling
Dayseeker Sleeptalk
Dream State Primrose Path
Drenge Undertow
Emarosa 131
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Enter Shikari The Spark
Enter Shikari Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible
Foxing The Albatross
Foxing Dealer
Framing Hanley The Sum of Who We Are
Funeral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell Themselves
Get Scared Built For Blame, Laced With Shame
Hawthorne Heights Zero
Hawthorne Heights Hurt
Probably the best thing they've ever done. Their EP triology is really great, so stop hating them because it's trendy on Sputnik. This is such a fun, passionate and honest record, it deserves credit.
Her Bright Skies Causing A Scene
This album shines with it's atmospheric tone throughout all of the songs, which is conveyed by the combined use of disortion and frequent tapping riffs. You can almost feel that these guys are from sweden since the whole record has some cold vibe to it, that, on some occasions, invites you to let your thoughts fly away and start dreaming while looking into the night when sitting in a bus or train. Although the formular with some tapping riff and the obligatory powerchord in the background repeats on almost every song, which is why this can't have a better rating, most of the tracks still feel distinct and deliver a couple of pretty epic moments, such as the ending of 'Hollywood Dreamin''. Also, the lyrics, while not cringeworthy, are fairly simple and sometimes feel like placeholder that exist so there's something to sing. But the aforementioned atmosphere and catchy songwriting with some stellar moments here and there still lift this up to be an excellent record. While this is their best release yet, the other LP's are definitely worth checking out as well.
I Divide Last One Standing
This deserves so much more attention. Although the lyrics may not be that deep and the song structure is by no means groundbreaking most of the time, one can't deny the addicting catchiness flowing through a majority of the songs accompanied by some nice guitar riffs, virtually forcing you to relisten to this instrumentally very solid and, more than anything, absolutely fun, fast-paced rock record.
Kids in Glass Houses Peace
Such a wonderful album, failed in gaining popularity due to poor marketing. It could've made them as big as they deserve to be. It's the perfection of simple but catchy sing-along pop-punk with a lot of goosebump-moments. While You Me At Six are being praised by fans for their quite lazy and uninspired release Cavalier Youth, Kids In Glass Houses are breaking up this fall. What a shame...
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Mallory Knox Pilot
Mallory Knox Signals
Mallory Knox Asymmetry
Following the debut album Signals, the five guys from Mallory Knox live up to expectations with their sophomore release Asymmetry. All songs, except for maybe one, stand out from one another thanks to some experimentation here and there, or at least deliver catchy and also interesting refrains - which still resemble the greatest strength of this band. Another noteworthy aspect is a well done production, which brings a kind of clean sound to the instrumentation and results in an surprisingly well working contrast with the somewhat rough voice of singer Mikey Chapman. While not thoroughly innovative, there's widely enough identity to it so that you couldn't really ask for more from a record of this nature.
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
Mayday Parade Black Lines
Mayday Parade Sunnyland
Old Gray Slow Burn
Our Last Night Oak Island
Our Last Night Younger Dreams
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
PVRIS White Noise
PVRIS Hallucinations
Saosin Saosin
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
Silverstein I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
Silverstein Dead Reflection
Silversun Pickups Better Nature
Sorority Noise Joy, Departed
The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
The glimpse of hope that metalcore needed so desperately.
Thirty Seconds to Mars A Beautiful Lie
Tiny Moving Parts Swell
Too Close to Touch Haven't Been Myself
We Are The Ocean Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow
You Me At Six Hold Me Down

3.5 great
A Day to Remember Bad Vibrations
A Lot Like Birds DIVISI
Alesana The Emptiness
American Football American Football
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
As It Is Never Happy, Ever After
Blessthefall Hollow Bodies
Blink-182 California
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
Car Seat Headrest Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
Chiodos Illuminaudio
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Circa Survive The Amulet
Combichrist No Redemption (Official DmC Soundtrack)
Conditions Full of War
Crown the Empire Sudden Sky
I hate that I like the band since not writing your own music usually triggers an instant „nope, next please“ from
me but since Barone is basically an inofficial member of the band and I really like the hooks I can kinda deal with
it, even though their statement about Escamilla made them absolutely dislikable as people.

The album isn’t as good as Retrograde, which had a more cohesive style and theme to it that gave the sounds
and production a reason. Cover and lyrics, more often than not, tend to be cringy and you can’t ignore how
overproduced everything sounds. But overall most of the hooks and riffs are great and fun to listen to. I like it,
even if I don’t like liking it.
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Deaf Havana Meet Me Halfway, At Least
Deaf Havana Rituals
Drenge Strange Creatures
Elvis Depressedly New Alhambra
Emarosa Versus
Emery You Were Never Alone
Emery Eve
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Everything in Slow Motion Phoenix
Fit for a King Dark Skies
flatsound hummingbird
Foals What Went Down
Foxing Nearer My God
Funeral for a Friend Memory and Humanity
Funeral for a Friend Welcome Home Armageddon
Get Scared Demons
Haley Heynderickx I Need to Start a Garden
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
Hawthorne Heights Hate
IDLES Joy as an Act of Resistance
Kids in Glass Houses Dirt
Mallory Knox Wired
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Neck Deep Life's Not Out To Get You
Nothing But Thieves Nothing But Thieves
Nothing But Thieves Broken Machine
Oceana Birth.Eater
Of Monsters and Men Beneath the Skin
Of Monsters and Men Fever Dream
Our Last Night Age Of Ignorance
Our Last Night Let Light Overcome
Passion Pit Kindred
PVRIS All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
Savage Hands The Truth in Your Eyes
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Sorority Noise You're Not As ____ As You Think
Sum 41 Chuck
The Dangerous Summer The Dangerous Summer
The Early November Imbue
The Ongoing Concept Saloon
The Ongoing Concept Handmade
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Tallest Man on Earth Dark Bird Is Home
The Wonder Years Sister Cities
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Always Foreign
Tigers Jaw spin
Turnover Peripheral Vision
Veridian Novella
We Are The Ocean Cutting Our Teeth
We Are The Ocean Ark
Yashin Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them
You Me At Six Take Off Your Colours
You Me At Six Sinners Never Sleep
Young Guns All Our Kings Are Dead

3.0 good
A Day to Remember Homesick
Alesana A Place Where the Sun is Silent
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Anberlin New Surrender
Anberlin Lowborn
As It Is Okay
As It Is The Great Depression
Atreyu Long Live
Barely Civil We Can Live Here Forever
Beach Slang A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
Blessthefall Awakening
Blessthefall Hard Feelings
Brand New Your Favorite Weapon
Bring Me the Horizon Post Human: Survival Horror
C Duncan Architect
Cage The Elephant Tell Me I'm Pretty
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Circa Survive Violent Waves
City and Colour Sometimes
Conditions Conditions EP
Conditions You Are Forgotten
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
Drenge Drenge
Emarosa Emarosa
Emarosa Peach Club
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Everything Everything Get to Heaven
Framing Hanley The Moment
Framing Hanley A Promise to Burn
Framing Hanley Envy
Funeral for a Friend Conduit
Get Scared Best Kind of Mess
Get Scared Everyone's Out To Get Me
Glassjaw Material Control
Hawthorne Heights If Only You Were Lonely
Hawthorne Heights Hope
HEALTH Death Magic
Her Bright Skies Rivals
High Highs Cascades
Hop Along Painted Shut
Kid Astray Home Before the Dark
Kids in Glass Houses Smart Casual
Kishi Bashi Omoiyari
Marietta As It Were
mewithoutYou [Untitled]
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
No Devotion Permanence
Our Last Night We Will All Evolve
Our Last Night Selective Hearing
Pianos Become the Teeth Wait For Love
Rammstein Untitled
Scary Kids Scaring Kids The City Sleeps In Flames
Seahaven Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only
Senses Fail If There Is Light, It Will Find You
Silverstein When Broken Is Easily Fixed
Silverstein Arrivals and Departures
Silverstein Rescue
Sleeping With Sirens Madness
Sum 41 Order In Decline
Sweet Apple Sing the Night in Sorrow
Teenage Wrist Dazed
Teenage Wrist Chrome Neon Jesus
The Early November Lilac
The Hotelier It Never Goes Out
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I the Enemy
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Et Tu, Brute?
The Republic of Wolves Shrine
There For Tomorrow There For Tomorrow
There For Tomorrow A Little Faster
There For Tomorrow The Verge
There For Tomorrow Nightscape
There Will Be Fireworks There Will Be Fireworks
Thirty Seconds to Mars 30 Seconds To Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars This Is War
Too Close to Touch Nerve Endings
We Are The Ocean Go Now And Live
Young Guns Bones

2.5 average
Alesana Where Myth Fades to Legend
Anberlin Blueprints for the Black Market
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Blessthefall His Last Walk
Blessthefall Witness
Bring Me the Horizon Amo
Chiodos Devil
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Get Lost, Find Yourself
City and Colour If I Should Go Before You
Combichrist One Fire
Confide All Is Calm
Copeland Blushing
Deaf Havana It's Called The Easy Life
Emery White Line Fever
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
Flood of Red Leaving Everything Behind
Funeral for a Friend Chapter and Verse
Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins
Hands Like Houses -Anon.
Hawthorne Heights Fragile Future
Hawthorne Heights Bad Frequencies
HEALTH Get Color
Her Bright Skies A Sacrament; Ill City
I See Stars Treehouse
Ice Nine Kills Every Trick in the Book
letlive. Fake History
Mallory Knox Mallory Knox
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
Modern Space Flip for It
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Neck Deep The Peace And The Panic
Our Last Night The Ghosts Among Us
Our Last Night Overcome the Darkness
Saosin Along the Shadow
Silverstein A Beautiful Place to Drown
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
Tame Impala Currents
The Decemberists I’ll Be Your Girl
The Hotelier Goodness
The Milk Carton Kids Monterey
The Ongoing Concept Places
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus 4
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
Tiny Moving Parts Breathe
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
You Me At Six Cavalier Youth
You Me At Six Night People

2.0 poor
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
Arcade Fire Everything Now
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Bay Faction Bay Faction
Blessthefall To Those Left Behind
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Captain, We're Sinking The King of No Man
Chiodos Bone Palace Ballet
Circa Survive Juturna
Delta Sleep Ghost City
Delta Sleep Younger Years
Drowse Light Mirror
Get Scared The Dead Days
Hands Like Houses Hands Like Houses
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
Her Bright Skies Prodical Son
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Neck Deep All Distortions Are Intentional
Runaway Brother New Pocket
Sum 41 13 Voices
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road
Thirty Seconds to Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Yashin We Created A Monster
You Me At Six VI

1.5 very poor
Beach Slang The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City
Chiodos All's Well That Ends Well
Emarosa Relativity
Like Moths to Flames The Dying Things We Live For
Sleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
There For Tomorrow Point Of Origin
Young Guns Ones and Zeros
Bland, overproduced, uninspired, ridiculous amount of generic "woah"-sections - most disappointing release of 2015.

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