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5.0 classic
AJJ Knife Man
Alice in Chains Dirt
Allfather And All Will Be Desolation
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Bad Religion Against the Grain
Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
David Bowie Aladdin Sane
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Depeche Mode Black Celebration
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Faith No More The Real Thing
Faith No More Angel Dust
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Live After Death
Jeff Rosenstock WORRY.
Jeff Wayne The War of the Worlds
Judas Priest Painkiller
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Khemmis Desolation
Longmont Potion Castle III
I didn't order any centipedes. I don't know who you are or what you're talking about.
Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From the Road
Up there with Maiden's Live After Death. A live classic.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
Metallica Master of Puppets
Persefone Core
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Slayer Show No Mercy
Spanish Love Songs Schmaltz
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Symphony X The Odyssey
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Home Depot The Home Depot Beat
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Toh Kay The Hand That Thieves
Turnover Peripheral Vision
Unearth Watchers of Rule
Vektor Black Future
Weezer Weezer

4.5 superb
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties Routine Maintenance
AFI Sing the Sorrow
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
AJJ People Who Can Eat People are the Luckiest People
AJJ The Bible 2
Alkaline Trio Is This Thing Cursed?
All Time Low Don't Panic: It's Longer Now!
Straight up the best pop punk album of the 2010s. All killer, no filler.
Amorphis Under the Red Cloud
Anthrax Among the Living
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Armored Saint Raising Fear
Artificial Language The Observer
As Paradise Falls Save Yourself
Aspherium The Fall of Therenia
Aspid Extravasation
Avatarium The Girl With The Raven Mask
Bad Religion No Control
Bad Religion Generator
Bad Religion Suffer
Ball Park Music Every Night The Same Dream
Battlecross Rise to Power
Bearings (CAN) Nothing Here Is Permanent
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
absolutely fucking slaps dick into the next century
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Blind Guardian A Night at the Opera
blink-182 Enema Of The State
Blood Command Cult Drugs
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E 1999 Eternal
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brockhampton SATURATION II
Camel Moonmadness
Camel The Snow Goose
Can't Swim This Too Won't Pass
Captain, We're Sinking The Future Is Cancelled
Chapel of Disease ...And As We Have Seen The Storm
Chat Pile God's Country
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain
Cobra Skulls Agitations
Colosso Obnoxious
Coroner Mental Vortex
Crabhammer Peer Pressure at a High School Party
Cradle of Filth Midian
Cyborg Octopus Learning To Breathe
Dark Moor The Hall of the Olden Dreams
David Bowie Blackstar
Dead! The Golden Age of Not Even Trying
Death Angel The Evil Divide
I was just expecting a solid jam, but this is actually a stellar thrash album and probably DA's best release since their debut.
Denzel Curry Imperial
Denzel Curry Zuu
Destrage A Means to No End
Desultory Through Aching Aeons
One of the year's best death metal records. Equal parts thrashy and groovy, Through Aching Aeons bursts with a degree of energy and vitality rarely present in late-career releases. Low 4.5
Dio Holy Diver
Dire Peril The Extraterrestrial Compendium
This is the best power metal record I’ve heard in years...and, believe me, I’ve listened to
a lot of power metal records.
Direct Hit! Wasted Mind
Earth Rot Renascentia
Emarosa 131
END Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face
Eternity's End The Fire Within
Every Time I Die A Colossal Wreck // Desperate Pleasures
Desperate Pleasures might be my SOTY. A full length of this caliber is a hard 5
Every Time I Die Radical
Exodus Tempo of the Damned
Firelink Firelink
Blows last year’s stellar debut out of the water. Riffs hard as a mother and the live drumming is a
welcome, energizing presence. Firelink is THE band to watch in black metal.
Foxing Nearer My God
Frontierer Oxidized
Gatecreeper An Unexpected Reality
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Gloryhammer Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gonemage Sudden Deluge
Gotsu Totsu Kotsu Where Warriors Once Dreamed a Dream
GridLink Longhena
Hail the Sun Wake
Hail the Sun Culture Scars
Hail the Sun New Age Filth
Hail the Sun Divine Inner Tension
Haken Vector
Hath Of Rot And Ruin
Hazzerd Misleading Evil
this absolutely fucking destroys. god-tier thrash metal. how did this not get more attention??
He Is Legend I Am Hollywood
Heart Dreamboat Annie
Heyrocco Teenage Movie Soundtrack
Horrendous Idol
Houseguest High Strangeness
Hyperion (SWE) Seraphical Euphony
I the Mighty Satori
I the Mighty Connector
I the Mighty Karma Never Sleeps
I the Mighty Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 2
In Dread Response Heavenshore
Insomnium Winter's Gate
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Jade Bird Jade Bird
Jeff Rosenstock POST-
Jetty Bones Old Women
Outstanding indie pop EP. The hooks and melodies on this thing are immaculate. Easily one of the best projects of the year.
Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues
Joywave How Do You Feel Now?
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Khemmis Hunted
King Buffalo The Burden of Restlessness
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of...
King Goat Conduit
King Goat Debt Of Aeons
Klimt 1918 Dopoguerra
Kostnateni Úpal
Highly original black metal release.
La Dispute Panorama
Last Dinosaurs Wellness
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Leprous Malina
Leprous Pitfalls
Let's Eat Grandma I'm All Ears
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo and Youth
Lynyrd Skynyrd Second Helping
Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme Back My Bullets
Make Them Suffer Old Souls
Make Them Suffer Worlds Apart
With "Worlds Apart," Make Them Suffer prove once again that they can simply do no wrong.
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
Mastodon Leviathan
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megosh Apostasy
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Millencolin True Brew
Misery Signals Controller
Molly Tuttle Crooked Tree
Mother of Millions Artifacts
Movements Feel Something
Mutoid Man War Moans
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us
Necropanther Eyes of Blue Light
Night Verses Into the Vanishing Light
Oathbreaker Rheia
Obliteration Cenotaph Obscure
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Persefone Spiritual Migration
Perspective, A Lovely Hand to Hold What Not to Do
Pierce the Veil Selfish Machines
Power Trip Manifest Decimation
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
is it luck is it luck IS IT LUUUCCCCKK ba doo ba da doo bop
Propagandhi Supporting Caste
Psychotic Waltz Bleeding
Pyramaze Disciples of the Sun
Rainbow Rising
Rainbow Kitten Surprise How to: Friend, Love, Freefall
Razor Shotgun Justice
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Revocation Deathless
Rhapsody of Fire Tales from the Emerald Sword Saga
Rimfrost Rimfrost
As far as "Immortal worship" is concerned, Rimfrost's self-titled release is just about as good as
it gets. Fantastic riffs, great vocals, and an excellent production job result in this being a
legitimate contender for AOTY.
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rising (DK) Sword and Scythe
Run the Jewels RTJ4
Say Anything ...Is a Real Boy
Sepultura Arise
Shakey Graves Can't Wake Up
Shokran Exodus
If there's such thing as an "essential" deathcore album, it sounds a whole lot like this.
Silverstein This Is How the Wind Shifts
Skeletonwitch Serpents Unleashed
Skeletonwitch Devouring Radiant Light
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slipknot Slipknot
Slowdive Just for a Day
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles The Fabulous Miracles
Soccer Mommy Clean
This is extremely good. Please listen to it. It made me feel things.
Spellcaster Night Hides the World
Stand Atlantic Skinny Dipping
Sufferer Sufferer
Suffocation Pierced from Within
System of a Down Toxicity
Taylor Swift Fearless
Teenage Wrist Chrome Neon Jesus
The Birthday Massacre Walking With Strangers
The Black Dahlia Murder Nightbringers
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Garden Kiss My Super Bowl Ring
The Grand Astoria The Mighty Few
The King Is Blind We Are the Parasite, We Are the Cancer
The Lulls in Traffic Rabbit in the Snare
The Offering Home
A staggering achievement. This is everything metal should strive to be in the year 2019.
The Regrettes (USA-CA) Feel Your Feelings Fool!
The Sidekicks Happiness Hours
This absolutely slaps, ladies and gentlemen. Major Turnover vibes with an occasional punk edge. One of the best releases of the year.
The Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine
The xx xx
The Zolas Tic Toc Tic
They Might Be Giants Flood
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Tigers Jaw spin
Touche Amore Stage Four
Trials This Ruined World
Uada Devoid of Light
Unearth The March
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
Vaelmyst Secrypts of the Egochasm
Vektor Terminal Redux
Vendetta Brain Damage
Vexing Grand Reproach
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer The White Album
Weezer Maladroit
whenyoung Reasons To Dream
Wishbone Ash Argus
Witchery In His Infernal Majesty's Service
This is it. Forget Terminal Redux, this is the best thrash metal album of the year. Raw, concise, and absolutely relentless, Witchery's latest and best offering to date is the all-in-one beatdown that 2016 was sorely lacking. It doesn't overstay its welcome, it never drops in quality, and it sure as hell doesn't fuck around.
Yawning Man Macedonian Lines

4.0 excellent
21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin Without Warning
A Day To Remember Common Courtesy
A Will Away Here Again
Abbath Abbath
Aborted The Necrotic Manifesto
Aborted RetroGore
Adrenalized Tales From The Last Generation
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
AFI Crash Love
AFI Burials
AFI The Art of Drowning
AJJ Can't Maintain
AJJ Good Luck Everybody
every ajj album rules and this one is no exception
ALAZKA Phoenix
Algiers The Underside of Power
All Get Out Nobody Likes A Quitter
All Get Out No Bouquet
All Hell The Grave Alchemist
Juicy, riff-laden mix of thrash, punk, and melodic black metal. Blackened Castlevaniacore.
All Human Teenagers, You Don't Have to Die
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Alteras Grief
American Head Charge The War Of Art
Andres (USA-CA) Strange Memories on this Nervous Night
AngelMaker/A Night in Texas Unholy Alliance
Anonymuz There Is No Threat
Anthrax Worship Music
Arcadea Arcadea
Arcane Roots Blood and Chemistry
Arcane Roots Heaven and Earth
Archspire Relentless Mutation
As It Is Okay
Astronauts, etc. Mind Out Wandering
Aversions Crown Xenocide
If there's a better deathcore album in existence, I haven't heard it. Early AOTY contender.
Bad Luck Drug Phase
Bad Religion True North
Baroness Purple
Bea Miller Aurora
Benighted Obscene Repressed
Black Royal Firebride
Tasty slab of sludge with some mouth-watering riffs and a well-executed extreme metal edge. Cover art is
also cool as hell.
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Bleed from Within Uprising
Bleed from Within Era
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
Blind Guardian release another fantastic album by doing what they've always done. Every song ron the album is great in its own way, but highlights include The Throne and The Holy rGrail, the latter being one of my all-time favorite BG tracks. Will likely be one of the rtop 10 metal releases of the year. Highly recommended.
Blood Ceremony The Old Ways Remain
Blood Youth Beyond Repair
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Brand New Daisy
Brine Kill The Ill
Brockhampton Iridescence
Canadian Softball Awkward and Depressed
This is so fucking brilliant. Holy shit. I'm in love.
Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion
Carnifex Slow Death
Carnosus Visions of Infinihility
Charli XCX How I'm Feeling Now
Charly Bliss Guppy
Chevelle La Gárgola
Circa Survive The Amulet
Citizen As You Please
colourblind Move Like You
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches
Creeper Eternity, In Your Arms
Crobot Something Supernatural
Crossfaith Zion
Cult Leader Lightless Walk
Currents The Place I Feel Safest
Cursive Get Fixed
Cybernetic Witch Cult Spaceous Cretaceous
CZARFACE and MF DOOM Czarface Meets Metal Face
Dark Tranquillity Atoma
Death Angel The Dream Calls for Blood
Death From Above 1979 Outrage! Is Now
Death Grips The Money Store
Delinquent Habits Here Come The Horns
Denzel Curry TA13OO
Destroy Boys Make Room
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
DevilDriver Beast
Devilment Devilment II - The Mephisto Waltzes
Devilment The Great And Secret Show
Diviner Fallen Empires
Don Broco Priorities
Don Broco Technology
"Born to Lie," "The Assailant," "Do Nothing," and "Show Me Mercy" are 5/5 pop tracks. The rest of the record is very solid, though not exceptional.
Dyscarnate With All Their Might
Elder Brother Stay Inside
Eneferens The Bleakness Of Our Constant
Enterprise Earth Patient 0
Envy On The Coast Ritual
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Every Time I Die Low Teens
Exarsis The Human Project
Fates Warning Theories of Flight
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
Fero Lux No Rest
Fiddlehead Between the Richness
Fields Of Elysium In Ancient Contemplation
Firelink The Inveterate Fire
Fit for an Autopsy The Great Collapse
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Fleshgod Apocalypse Veleno
Flobots Fight with Tools
Flobots Noenemies
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Foster the People Sacred Hearts Club
Tight, fun little indie rock record. Clearly not a grand artistic statement of any sort, but it's damn good for what it is.
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Frosthelm Pyrrhic
Frozen Soul Crypt Of Ice
Full of Hell Trumpeting Ecstasy
Gerard Way Hesitant Alien
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghoul Dungeon Bastards
Glacial Tomb Glacial Tomb
Gloryful Cult of Sedna
Goatwhore Vengeful Ascension
Gold Fields Black Sun
Gomorrah (CAN) The Haruspex
Gotsu Totsu Kotsu Retributive Justice
I'm honestly not too sure how to describe this album other than the fact that it's fantastic;
"Japanese Samurai death thrash with slap bass" is just about the best I can think of. But
regardless of what you want to call it, this shit absolutely rips and deserves infinitely more
love than it gets.
Greyhaven Empty Black
Gunship Gunship
Hail the Sun Secret Wars
Haken The Mountain
Harvey Danger Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?
Hatebreed The Concrete Confessional
After 2 decades of existence, this is finally the album Hatebreed were always capable of but never
could quite deliver.
Hayley Kiyoko Expectations
Heartist Feeding Fiction
Helstar Vampiro
Hooded Menace The Tritonus Bell
Humanotone A Flourishing Fall in a Grain of Sand
I the Mighty Oil In Water
Icarus the Owl Pilot Waves
Ice Cube Everythang’s Corrupt
In Aphelion Moribund
Inherits the Void The Impending Fall Of The Stars
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit I WILL NEVER DOUBT YOU AGAIN holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit
Iron Reagan Crossover Ministry
Jamiroquai Rock Dust Light Star
Johnny Booth Connections
Johnny Booth Firsthand Accounts
Judas Priest Firepower
28 years later, a worthy follow-up to one of metal's premier records. Though
Firepower isn't a perfect album, it's a testament to the ageless, genre-defining
power of the grizzled metal gods.
Kanye West Yeezus
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Katahdin No Longer Room For Us
Kataklysm Of Ghosts and Gods
Khemmis Absolution
Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Infest the Rats' Nest
Kingdom of Giants Ground Culture
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Kvaen The Great Below
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Lancer Second Storm
Lancer Mastery
Last Dinosaurs Yumeno Garden
Leftover Crack Constructs of the State
Lich King The Omniclasm
Light This City Terminal Bloom
Little Simz Grey Area
Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Lorde Melodrama
Lotus Eater (UK) Social Hazard
Mandroid Echostar Coral Throne
This is absolutely killer; probably my favorite album of the year thus far. Fantastic
progressive post-hardcore, sort of like a heavier Hail the Sun or Coheed and Cambria.
Marina The Family Jewels
Martha Blisters in the Pit of My Heart
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Maul Seraphic Punishment
Meat Wave Delusion Moon
Medevil Conductor of Storms
The second best debut album of the year. Gritty, thrashy NWOBHM from British Columbia
superb songwriting and vocals--"The Angel of Rain" is probably the highlight, along with
riff machine "An Empty Glass." Highly recommended.
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Michael Romeo War of the Worlds / Pt. 1
Modern Space Flip for It
Monophonics Sound of Sinning
Monophonics It's Only Us
Morbikon Ov Mournful Twilight
Moron Police Boat on the Sea
Mors Principium Est Embers of a Dying World
Visceral, epic, engaging melodeath of the highest caliber. 2017 is already shaping up to be another fantastic year for metal. Don't miss this one.
Muncie Girls Fixed Ideals
Mutiny Within Mutiny Within
Mutiny Within Origins
Call it a comeback. Fiery, melodic, and a hell of a good time, "Origins" is the album rChris Clancy & company were always capable of releasing. If you like metalcore and/or rmelodeath, don't let this one slip through the cracks.
Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Narrow Head Satisfaction
Ne Obliviscaris Urn
Neck Deep Life's Not Out To Get You
Necrot Blood Offerings
Nightmares For A Week Civilian War
Northern Ghost Happy : Sad : Depressed : Suicidal
Nuclear Formula for Anarchy
O'Brother Endless Light
Obscura Omnivium
Octaves Exact Change
Ondt Blod Finnmark
Incredibly fun and relatively accessible hardcore. Came into this expecting black metal due to the band name and album cover, stayed for the kickass riffs and insane energy.
Ordinance (USA) The Ides Of March
Origami Angel Somewhere City
Orion Sun Hold Space For Me
Mellow, hypnotic, spacey r&b. A smooth and pleasant listen that’s sure to put you in a good mood.
Orville Peck Pony
OU One
The pacing is a little bit weird, but there's some truly outstanding material on here. Fascinating album from front to back.
Our Hollow, Our Home Hartsick
Outline In Color Struggle
Overkill White Devil Armory
Pale Grey Lore Eschatology
Palisades Palisades
I'm probably overrating this a little bit, but these guys deserve an enormous amount of credit for the improvement shown here in comparison to their previous material. I really love the drum sound, too; far more tribal and visceral than the genre standard.
Parius The Eldritch Realm
Parquet Courts Human Performance
This shit is so good, holy balls. Kinda got a Cake-esque quirkiness with more of a punky vibe. Killer stuff.
Parquet Courts Wide Awake
Persefone Aathma
Pet Symmetry Vision
Pierce the Veil Collide with the Sky
Pierce the Veil Misadventures
Playboi Carti Die Lit
Playboi Carti Whole Lotta Red
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Polaris (AUS) The Mortal Coil
Power Trip Nightmare Logic
Pripjat Sons Of Tschernobyl
Propagandhi Victory Lap
Protest the Hero Palimpsest
Psychotic Waltz A Social Grace
Punching Swans GAMESHOW
Pusha T It's Almost Dry
PVRIS White Noise
Queensryche Condition Human
For the first time in 21 years, Queensryche sound like Queensryche.
Queensryche The Verdict
Rachael Sage Myopia
Raised Fist From the North
Refused The Shape Of Punk To Come
Rest Among Ruins Fugue
Revocation Great Is Our Sin
Rise Against Revolutions per Minute
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3
El-P says "notice me senpai." This is objectively the greatest album ever recorded.
Saosin Along the Shadow
Say Anything Oliver Appropriate
Secret Band LP2
Secret Shame Dark Synthetics
Sepultura Quadra
Set to Stun SET TO STUN and The Desperado Undead
This is a complete clusterfuck in the best way possible. It's bizarre and largely
nonsensical, but almost impossibly entertaining nonetheless. Metalcore on bath salts.
Shadow of the Colossus End Game
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
Shannon And The Clams Year Of The Spider
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
Sick of It All Death to Tyrants
SikTh Opacities
Silverstein I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
Skeletonwitch The Apothic Gloom
Slaughterer The Conjuror of Realities
Slayer Christ Illusion
Slipknot Iowa
Soilwork The Ride Majestic
Spanish Love Songs Brave Faces Everyone
Doesn’t quite reach the heights of its predecessor, but still might be the best emo you hear this year.
Squid Bright Green Field
Stortregn Impermanence
Story of the Year Page Avenue
Sunburst Fragments of Creation
This is easily the best power metal album of 2016's first quarter. Awesome, awesome stuff.
Swervedriver Mezcal Head
Tech N9ne Special Effects
Temples Sun Structures
The Absence Coffinized
one of the year’s best metal records. stellar melodic guitar work and a juicy, listenable mix. great stuff
The Agony Scene Tormentor
The Anchoret It All Began With Loneliness
The Bamboos Night Time People
The Beatles The Beatles
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal
The Cars The Cars
The Fall of Troy OK#2
OK#2 is literally just OK with production that isn't really shitty. In other words, it's the best
thing The Fall of Troy have put out in a decade.
The Gaslight Anthem The '59 Sound
The Gaslight Anthem History Books
The Ghost Inside Dear Youth
The Glorious Sons Young Beauties and Fools
The Great Discord The Rabbit Hole
The Haunted Strength in Numbers
The Lurking Fear Out Of The Voiceless Grave
The Menzingers After the Party
The New Age Placebo
The Nietzsche The Parnassus
The Parlor Mob Cry Wolf
The Sere Always the Cold Moon EP
The Struts Everybody Wants
The Thoughtlife Monsters & Revelations
The xx I See You
The Zenith Passage Cosmic Dissonance
They Might Be Giants Lincoln
This Wild Life Petaluma
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice Beggars
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Thulcandra Ascension Lost
Thy Art Is Murder Dear Desolation
Tiny Meat Gang Bangers & Ass
To Speak Of Wolves Find Your Worth, Come Home
To The Grave Global Warning
As filthy and heavy as it gets. Deathcore should always be produced like this. Vocalist is an animal too.
Too Close to Touch Nerve Endings
Too Close to Touch Haven't Been Myself
Too Close to Touch I'm Hard to Love, But So Are You, Vol. 1
Definitely a poppier sound than TCTT's previous releases. However, when the songs are as solid as these, I really couldn't care less about the genre. Whether post-hardcore or not, this EP shows that the band still has an ear for hooks and melodies.
Toothgrinder Nocturnal Masquerade
Torche Admission
Total Downer Caretaker
Tove Lo Queen of the Clouds
Tove Lo Sunshine Kitty
One of the best pop records of the year. Easily her best since Queen of the Clouds.
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence
Trivium's best record to date. Boasting surprisingly tight and energetic riffs coupled with the
best vocal performance of Matt's career, this is a damn good slice of modern metal. Don't sleep on
this just based on the Trivium name. The new drummer's an absolute stud, too.
Trophy Eyes Chemical Miracle
Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy
Unearth Darkness in the Light
Vader The Empire
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
Veldes Flameless
Venom Prison Erebos
Vince Staples Big Fish Theory
Viscera (UK) Obsidian
Vulkan Technatura
Warbringer Woe to the Vanquished
Warbringer Weapons of Tomorrow
Weeping Sores False Confession
Weezer Pacific Daydream
Though something of a regression from last year's phenomenal "White Album," "Pacific Daydream" is another solid release from the pop rock legends. It's sure to satisfy long-time fans, at the very least.
Weezer OK Human
While She Sleeps Brainwashed
White Reaper The World's Best American Band
Hell of a good time. Groovy and concise,
White Reaper deliver riffs and energy in
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Wilderun Veil of Imagination
Wolf and Bear Everything Is Going Grey
Wormrot Voices
YG Still Brazy
Young the Giant Home Of The Strange
Zornheym The Zornheim Sleep Experiment

3.5 great
'68 Two Parts Viper
Abscession Rot of Ages
Aephanemer Prokopton
AFI AFI (The Blood Album)
AFI Decemberunderground
Amorphis Queen of Time
Angels and Airwaves The Dream Walker
Angelus Apatrida Hidden Evolution
Angerot The Profound Recreant
Animals As Leaders The Madness of Many
Anthrax For All Kings
Anti-Flag American Spring
Surprisingly relevant, catchy and ultimately enjoyable. Perhaps their best work to date;
certainly their best in the last decade or so. Some of the best mainstream punk you'll find
in 2015. Highly recommended.
Arcane Roots Melancholia Hymns
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
Ariana Grande Sweetener
As Paradise Falls Digital Ritual
Astronoid Air
Astronoid Astronoid
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Bad Omens Bad Omens
Bad Rabbits American Nightmare
Bayside Interrobang
Be'lakor Vessels
Best Coast California Nights
Black Fast Spectre of Ruin
Black Sites In Monochrome
Blessing A Curse Satisfaction for the Vengeful
Blind Guardian A Twist in the Myth
Blind Guardian The God Machine
Boston Manor Welcome to the Neighbourhood
Brent Walsh 7
Brian Fallon Painkillers
Byzantine To Release Is to Resolve
Carousel Kings Charm City
Charli XCX Charli
Chevelle The North Corridor
Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos
Chiodos Devil
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! Get Lost, Find Yourself
Code Orange Forever
Coheed and Cambria The Color Before The Sun
A surprisingly fun, cohesive, and ultimately enjoyable release from a band that desperately needed a change of scenery.
Courting Grand National
Cradle of Filth Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
It's a tad long-winded and inconsistent, but this is nonetheless a solid continuation of CoF's late-career resurgence.
Crobot Motherbrain
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Dance Gavin Dance Mothership
Dark Forest (UK) Oak, Ash & Thorn
Some really great stuff here. The guitar work is extremely reminiscent of Blind Guardian, which is the highest of compliments imo
Dark Moor Project X
Dayshell Dayshell
Dead Heat World At War
Death Spells Nothing Above, Nothing Below
Frank Iero continues the trend of ex-MCR members making the best argument against a reunion. I
wouldn't say this is better than everything the band released, but it's certainly more
interesting; I'll take that any day.
Deftones White Pony
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Unlocked
Depeche Mode Spirit
DevilDriver Winter Kills
Dimman Songs and Tales of Grievance
Some great stuff here. Transitions can feel a bit forced and sudden, but that?s not unexpected on a debut. Clean vocalist is clearly very talented and often complements the songs beautifully, though I think those moments would hit harder if employed a bit more sparingly. Heavier parts remind me at times of Dyscarnate.
Direct Hit! Brainless God
Dirty Heads Dirty Heads
Disperse Foreword
Don Broco Automatic
Dream State Primrose Path
Dvne Etemen Ænka
Echelon The Brimstone Aggrandizement
Emery Eve
Enterprise Earth Embodiment
A slight step down from Patient 0 in terms of energy, variety, and production, but the guitar work is some of the best I've ever heard from the genre. Vocals are fantastic as well. Definitely worth a listen, at the very least.
Eternity Forever Fantasy
Exhorder Mourn the Southern Skies
Eye of Purgatory The Lighthouse
Falseta Thought Process
Fastball Step Into Light
Father John Misty God's Favorite Customer
Despite containing some of Tillman's best tunes, God's Favorite Customer is extremely front-
loaded, barely limping across the finish line.
Feed Her to the Sharks Fortitude
Fight the Fight Fight the Fight
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
First Fragment Gloire Eternelle
See, this is the kind of tech death I can get behind. If you're gonna be masturbatory, go all the fuck out. Throw in swing
breakdowns and slap bass solos. Some flamenco sections, too. Sure. Fuck it
Fit for an Autopsy The Sea of Tragic Beasts
Flagman The Ladybug Dilemma
Fleshgod Apocalypse King
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Frank Iero and The Future Violents Stomachaches
Gatecreeper Sonoran Depravation
Gemini Syndrome Memento Mori
Ghost (SWE) Prequelle
Glass Beams Mirage
Great Collapse Neither Washington nor Moscow... Again
Haken Fauna
Hamburger Helper Watch the Stove
Hatebreed The Divinity of Purpose
Hatebreed Supremacy
Havok Time Is Up
Icarus the Owl Rearm Circuits
Ice Nine Kills The Predator Becomes the Prey
Ice Nine Kills Every Trick in the Book
Some technicality has been lost here in comparison to previous releases, but significantly improved vocals and an awesome concept lead to this being INK's best release to date.
Ice Nine Kills The Silver Scream
Very difficult record to rate. Like every INK release, this thing has some absolute, undeniable bangers (first three songs, Axe-Mas, IT is the End). However, the other half of the record is relatively pedestrian and unmemorable. I'm sure I'll be returning to the aforementioned songs pretty often, but I can't see myself listening to this from front to back with any sort of regularity.
Inculter Fatal Visions
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Jack White Lazaretto
JID The Never Story
JID DiCaprio 2
This is his best, most consistent project to date. And the scariest thing? I think he’s only going to get better.
JID The Forever Story
Johnny Booth Moments Elsewhere
Joyce Manor Million Dollars To Kill Me
Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers
Knocked Loose A Tear in the Fabric of Life
Kreator Gods of Violence
La Dispute Wildlife
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Larry and His Flask This Remedy
Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage
Lil Yachty Let's Start Here.
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Logic Under Pressure
Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds
Mass Deception Redemptions
McCafferty Yarn
Meat Wave The Incessant
Megan Thee Stallion Fever
Metallica Metallica
Millencolin Kingwood
Millencolin Home From Home
Millencolin SOS
Misery Signals Absent Light
Modern Baseball Holy Ghost
Modern Baseball Sports
Mr. Big Lean Into It
Mr. Plow Maintain Radio Silence
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Neck Deep The Peace And The Panic
Night Demon Darkness Remains
Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Nothington In the End
Once Human The Life I Remember
Pain of Salvation In the Passing Light of Day
Panic! at the Disco A Fever You Can't Sweat Out
Phase IV Phase IV
This is interesting. Best description I can muster is post punk with death metal vocals. Bass guitar-driven, sparse, and
contemplative. Drifts into a mid-tempo haze fairly quickly, but this isn't necessarily to the album's detriment. The closer is
Pigeon Pit Feather River Canyon Blues
Pressure Cracks Pressure Cracks
Protest the Hero Volition
PVRIS All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell
Though darker, more ambient, and more mature than its predecessor, PVRIS' sophomore
album is plagued by homogeny and a general lack of memorability throughout much of its
run time. Nonetheless, though it's not the truly special release that the band is
clearly capable of releasing, the record manages to steer clear of the dreaded
"sophomore slump." It's worth checking out, at the very least.

Recommended tracks: "Heaven," "Half," "No Mercy"
Queensryche Queensryche
Ravencult Force Of Profanation
Red Sun Rising Polyester Zeal
Refused Freedom
Rejuvenation Crystalline
Rest, Repose Rest, Repose
Rich Brian Amen
Rico Nasty Nightmare Vacation
Rings of Saturn Ultu Ulla
Rings of Saturn finally deliver the record rthey always had in them. Though by no rmeans devoid of the mindless technicality and rendless chugging that plagued the rband's earlier releases, Ulta Ulla channels rthese elements into a cohesive, fun, rand instantly replayable LP. In other words, rthis is the first RoS record that can rbe played in full without inducing a dull, rthrobbing pain in the listener's rfrontal lobe. Good shit.
Rings of Saturn Lugal Ki En
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Rise Against Endgame
Royal Coda To Only a Few at First
Saosin Saosin
Satan Cruel Magic
Seaway Vacation
Sebastian Bach Give 'Em Hell
Seether Poison The Parish
Septicflesh Codex Omega
Sepultura Machine Messiah
Shinedown Leave a Whisper
Sick of It All The Last Act of Defiance
Silverstein Dead Reflection
Though it doesn't live up to the absurdly high bar set by its singles, Dead Reflection
is another quality late-career release from the Canadian veterans. With that being said,
beginning the album with its 4 best and heaviest tracks was a highly questionable move.
Silverstein A Shipwreck in the Sand
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind
Slugdge Esoteric Malacology
Soilwork Verkligheten
Soreption Jord
Soulfly Ritual
Spanish Love Songs No Joy
St. Vincent St. Vincent
Steven Page Discipline: Heal Thyself, Pt. II
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Symphony X Underworld
Taravana Prevail
Temples Volcano
Terror The 25th Hour
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Charm The Fury The Sick, Dumb & Happy
The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
The Fall of Troy OK
The Garden Haha
The Haunted Exit Wounds
The Killers Hot Fuss
The Neighbourhood I Love You.
The Sword Used Future
The Unguided And The Battle Royale
The Wonder Years Sister Cities
Thornhill The Dark Pool
Thy Art Is Murder Human Target
To Speak Of Wolves Dead in the Shadow
Trivium Shogun
Turnover Good Nature
Twenty One Pilots Vessel
Twilight Force Tales of Ancient Prophecies
This would be at least a 4 if not for those goddamn interludes.
Unearth Extinction(s)
Extinctions certainly isn?t Unearth?s best album, but it?s nonetheless one of the best rmetalcore albums you?ll hear this year. Even on their weaker projects, Unearth still wipe rthe floor with most of their contemporaries. There are some undeniable bangers on this rthing.
Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride
Vein.fm Errorzone
Vesta Collide New Obsession
This is very quietly one of the best metalcore records of the year. Great vocals, riffs, hooks, and atmosphere. Don't let it slip through the cracks.
Vince Staples FM!
Though charismatic as ever, Vince says very little of note throughout this project's brief 22 minute runtime. However, in the immortal words of Sputnik user lg433, "these beats go stupid hard."
Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
Wage War Blueprints
Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer The Black Album
Whitechapel Mark of the Blade
Whitechapel have always been one of the better bands in the deathcore scene, but Mark of the Blade
is on a completely different level. Probably their best album to date and one of the best
deathcore releases in quite a long time.
Wifisfuneral Boy Who Cried Wolf
Wintersun Time I
Witherfall Nocturnes and Requiems
Young Lions Mr. Spaceman
Young the Giant Young the Giant
Young the Giant Mind Over Matter
Yung Gravy Sensational

3.0 good
A Day To Remember Bad Vibrations
A Lot Like Birds DIVISI
Alestorm No Grave But the Sea
Alkaloid Liquid Anatomy
All Out War Give Us Extinction
All Time Low Future Hearts
Anti-Flag American Fall
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Architects Holy Hell
Ashland Wildfire
Asking Alexandria The Black
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Bearings (CAN) Blue in the Dark
Beartooth Disgusting
Black Anvil As Was
Blindboss Our Tribe
Blood Red Throne Imperial Congregation
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Brockhampton SATURATION
Bullet for My Valentine Venom
Bury Tomorrow Earthbound
Now on their 4th full-length release, Bury Tomorrow yet again fail to deliver an album that lives
up to the hype. Earthbound is probably the band's best record to date, but it's still a largely
generic offering saved only by surprisingly interesting production and the occasional above-
average riff. 3/5
Capital Cities In A Tidal Wave of Mystery
Captain, We're Sinking The King of No Man
Cloudkicker Beacons
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Comeback Kid Outsider
Crisix From Blue to Black
Crossfaith Xeno
Dance Gavin Dance Artificial Selection
Dayseeker Dreaming Is Sinking /// Waking Is Rising
Dayseeker Origin
Decapitated Anticult
Demolition Train Unleash the Hordes
DevilDriver Trust No One
Doja Cat Planet Her
Dope No Regrets
Downtown Boys Full Communism
Draconian A Rose for the Apocalypse
Dream On Dreamer It Comes and Goes
Extinction Level Event The Catalyst
Failure Anthem First World Problems
Fetty Wap Fetty Wap
Fleshwater We're Not Here To Be Loved
Future I Never Liked You
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Haken Affinity
Halestorm The Strange Case Of...
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
Haunt (USA-CA) Burst into Flame
Havok Unnatural Selection
I See Stars Treehouse
Ice Nine Kills Safe Is Just a Shadow (Rerecorded)
Iced Earth Incorruptible
Invent Animate Heavener
Iron Maiden Senjutsu
Issues Headspace
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive
J. Cole The Off-Season
Jimmy Eat World Surviving
Kanye West Donda
Kero Kero Bonito Bonito Generation
Killswitch Engage Incarnate
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe
Kingdom of Giants All the Hell You've Got to Spare
Korn The Serenity of Suffering
Kyle Smyle
one of the songs samples hentai so I feel somewhat obligated to 5 this
Kyle Light Of Mine
Lacuna Coil Delirium
Lady Gaga Joanne
Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Lil Pump Harverd Dropout
Lil Uzi Vert Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World
Lil Wayne Tha Carter V
Logic Bobby Tarantino
Logic Bobby Tarantino II
Marianas Trench Astoria
Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down
Mayday Parade Black Lines
Meek Mill Championships
Meshiaak Alliance of Thieves
Pretty solid, but doesn't offer a whole lot more than by-the-books thrash. The production is
sterile, too.
Meshuggah Koloss
Metallica Load
Moon Tooth Chromaparagon
Morbid Angel Kingdoms Disdained
Mutiny Within Synchronicity
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Offset (ATL) Father Of 4
Offset's solo record has a handful of genuinely great tracks, but is marred by an excessive
run time and a lackluster second half.
Once Human Evolution
The curiously titled "Evolution" largely manifests itself as an excercise in stagnation. It's a record that finds itself
weighed down by mid-tempo mediocrity from the very first track and never fully recovers, with songs often
bleeding into one another without much distinction. There are some solid riffs and grooves scattered throughout
"Evolution," but it's overall a noticeable step down for Once Human.
One Step From the Edge Beneath the Surface
Opeth Sorceress
Panic! at the Disco Death of a Bachelor
holy balls stop rating albums before they're even leaked god damn
Paranorm Empyrean
Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt
Picturesque Back to Beautiful
Pink Guy Pink Season
Rec Me Intelligent Cancer Never thought I'd start to take an interest in cancer, but do
ya know? Kinda weird that I'm finally starting to explore cancer in a serious and
analytical matter. A couple of prerequisites to start. Im looking for records that
exemplify some sort of mind cancerous themes or autistic choices, be it through
production or the lyricism. Also I would prefer stuff that avoids the cancerous tropes
of the cancer. Other than that, its fair game. List is cancer I have considerably
Polaris (AUS) The Death of Me
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
Rhapsody of Fire Into The Legend
Rise Against The Black Market
Rising (DK) Oceans Into Their Graves
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Serenity in Murder The Eclipse
Shadow Of Intent Melancholy
Shadows illuminate
Sheck Wes Mudboy
Shinedown Attention Attention
Silent Planet When the End Began
Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic
Silver Talon Decadence and Decay
Slayer Repentless
Slayer is as Slayer does. While there's nothing groundbreaking here, it's nowhere near the disaster many expected. Repentless won't change anybody's mind about the band, but longtime Slayer fans such as myself will find a lot to like here. All in all, a solid release and a worthy addition to a legendary catalog.
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Sorority Noise You're Not As ____ As You Think
Soulfly Archangel
Spellcaster Under the Spell
Spider God Black Renditions
Most of these covers feel a bit one-dimensional and half-baked, but Stay is one of the most emotionally
evocative black metal tracks I've heard in years.
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
Stone Sour Hydrograd
Story of the Year Wolves
Stray from the Path Only Death Is Real
Fuck y'all, this is loads of fun. Certainly not some grand, articulate political statement, but it's clearly not trying to rbe. As far as pissed-off rap metal is concerned, you could do a hell of a lot worse than these guys.
Sylosis Cycle of Suffering
This thing gets off to a hell of a start and has some great moments scattered throughout, but devolves into a sort of
homogeny that wears out its welcome fairly quickly.
System of a Down Protect The Land/Genocidal Humanoidz
Taylor Swift Red
Temples Hot Motion
Testament Brotherhood of the Snake
The Animal In Me Words & Actions
The interplay between the male and female vocalists is great, and the male vocalist's screams are actually very solid and invoke a lot of energy. Not a terribly unique band by any stretch, but this is a well-above-average metalcore release. Definitely a lot of fun.
The Cab Symphony Soldier
The Charm The Fury A Shade of My Former Self
The Parlor Mob Dark Hour
Nowhere near the quality of Cry Wolf, but there’s nothing outright bad. Makes for decent background music and
has a few nice moments here and there.
The Raven Age The Raven Age
The Word Alive Dark Matter
The xx Coexist
The Zenith Passage Solipsist
Thrice Palms
Thrown into Exile Safe Inside
Tiny Moving Parts Swell
Toothgrinder Phantom Amour
Tove Lo Blue Lips
Tove Lo Lady Wood
Trivium Silence in the Snow
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Volbeat Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Wage War Deadweight
Weezer The Red Album
Weezer The Teal Album
The covers of Billie Jean and Sweet Dreams are extremely well done. Everything else is pretty bland and
uninteresting, albeit decent and inoffensive.
Wheel (FIN) Moving Backwards
While She Sleeps You Are We
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Wifisfuneral Ethernet
"Juveniles" is a certified banger, but the rest of this largely blends into a mid-tempo slog. There are some good ideas, and Wifi has a solid flow throughout, but there's not a whole lot here that's truly memorable. Certainly better than your dime-a-dozen trap project, but Wifi has shown himself to be capable of better.
Zao The Well-Intentioned Virus
Zealotry The Last Witness
Zulu A New Tomorrow

2.5 average
Acrassicauda Gilgamesh
Adele 25
Alien Ant Farm Always and Forever
All Get Out Kodak
American Head Charge Tango Umbrella
Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
As It Is The Great Depression
As Lions Selfish Age
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage
Beartooth Aggressive
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Bo Burnham Inside (The Songs)
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Cairo Knife Fight The Colossus
Cardi B Invasion of Privacy
Combichrist This Is Where Death Begins
Crystal Lake True North
Dead Cross Dead Cross
Deftones Gore
Despised Icon Beast
Eidola To Speak, to Listen
Elwood Stray Gone With the Flow
Eminem Kamikaze
There are some duds, of course, and I'm not a biggest fan of the derivative, minimalist production, but this is light years ahead of Revival. It's hard not to view it through the lens of that disaster (and therefore overrate it), but regardless of the standard by which it's viewed, Kamikaze is an enjoyable, respectable release.
Employed To Serve Conquering
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold
Gojira Fortitude
Good Tiger We Will All be Gone
Halestorm Into the Wild Life
Havok Conformicide
Havok V
Modern thrash at its most derivative and uninteresting. Lyrically, V is more tolerable than Conformicide, but that
album at least had some undeniable riffs. Also, the first song lifts the intro from Blackened so blatantly that it’s
almost comical.
Hopesfall Magnetic North
Hundredth Rare
J. Cole K.O.D.
Joywave Content
It's not unlistenable by any means, but Content is devoid of almost all the bouncy energy
that made Joywave's debut such a joy to listen to. A patient listener will find a few
worthwhile moments, but it's hard to recommend a project this tepid and directionless.
Justin Bieber Purpose
Kanye West ye
letlive. If I'm the Devil...
Light the Torch Revival
Despite a crisp and enjoyable (albeit predictable) performance from Howard Jones, Revival is marred by tired songwriting, bland production, and an overarching lack of purpose.
Lil Uzi Vert Luv Is Rage 2
Logic Young Sinatra IV
Extremely inconsistent project. There's a great record buried in here somewhere, but there
are simply too many tracks of vastly disparate quality.
Make Them Suffer How to Survive a Funeral
Megadeth Dystopia
Metallica Death Magnetic
Miseration Black Miracles And Dark Wonders
Some tasty stuff here and there, but the dreadful clean vocals make this difficult to recommend.
Motionless in White Reincarnate
Obliterate Impending Death
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Rise Against Wolves
Royal Thunder WICK
Saviour Let Me Leave
Saviour Shine and Fade
Shadow Of Intent Reclaimer
Sinsaenum Echoes of the Tortured
Ski Mask The Slump God Stokeley
Slaughter To Prevail Kostolom
Frustrating listen. Songs often connect with a big riff or two before devolving into generic breakdowns and some truly bizarre vocal passages. Difficult album to rate.r
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Spellcaster Spellcaster
Spiritbox Eternal Blue
Stone Sour Meanwhile In Burbank...
Svalbard The Weight of the Mask
Terror Live By The Code
The Chronicles of Israfel A Trillion Lights, Tome II
There's some really solid stuff here (a number of guitar leads and choruses, the Middle-
Eastern breakdown in "Goddamned"), but the product as a whole is brought down by
excessive length, awful mixing, and a few complete duds. The instrumentation is often
quite good and the vocals have their moments, but Tome 2 as a whole is far too
inconsistent to truly leave a lasting impression. Also, that's one of the worst album
covers of the year.
The Flatliners New Ruin
The Gospel Youth Always Lose
Always Lose isn't a bad record, but it's so silky smooth and inoffensive that it slips in one ear and out the other.
The Neighbourhood Wiped Out!
The Raven Age Darkness Will Rise
There's certainly nothing offensive about The Raven Age's debut LP, but then again, perhaps that would've been preferable to this 75-minute snooze fest.
The Zolas Ancient Mars
Threshold Legends of the Shires
Travis Scott Astroworld
Trivium Vengeance Falls
Vampire Weekend Contra
Vince Staples Vince Staples
Waterparks Double Dare
We Are Harlot We Are Harlot
Witch Fever Congregation

2.0 poor
Andy Black The Shadow Side
Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides
Crossfaith Ex_Machina
Crown the Empire The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways
Danny Worsnop The Long Road Home
Devin Townsend Empath
Drake Views
Dream Theater Distance Over Time
Halsey Badlands
Higher Power 27 Miles Underwater
A frustrating hodgepodge of truly stellar riffs and some of the least engaging Deftones worship you’ll ever hear. The
choruses on here are just dreadful. So disappointing.
I See Stars New Demons
Ibaraki Rashomon
Issues Issues
Kanye West Jesus Is King
Like Moths to Flames The Dying Things We Live For
Lupe Fiasco DROGAS Light
Meghan Trainor Title
Metallica Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
Nicki Minaj Queen
Most of this is boring and completely unnecessary but there are a few bangers so uhhhhh here’s a 2
Pearl Jam Gigaton
this sure is an album! it’s got guitars and drums and even vocals
Pierce the Veil The Jaws of Life
Rain City Drive Beautiful Death
Rhapsody of Fire Legendary Years
There's nothing inherently "wrong" with the actual music on this record, but there was
simply no reason to re-record these songs. The originals are flawless and hold up perfectly.
Hard to see this as anything more than a cynical cash grab.
Shinedown Threat to Survival
By switching up their style, Shinedown simultaneously impress and disappoint on their 5th studio ralbum. To put it simply, some ideas work and some just plain don't. Personally, I'm glad that they rchose not to release "Amaryllis Part 2," and I believe that this direction has promise, but there rare some obvious and glaring growing pains here. Still, it's a somewhat catchy and occasionally enjoyable album with rsome solid hooks and great individual tracks (Asking For It, Cut the Cord, It All Adds Up).
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Toxik Breaking Class
"Breaking Class" is a window into the soul of a band stripped bare of its passion and
Vanna Void
Varials Pain Again
I don't think I've ever heard a record as uneventful and derivative as this unending midtempo slog of boring metalcore riffs and monotonous vocals. There's absolutely no reason to listen to this, like, ever.
Weezer Van Weezer
Wintersun The Forest Seasons
Jari sounds like a pack a day smoker and the guitar tone is fucking garbage. 5/5 AOTY

1.5 very poor
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Corelia New Wilderness
Drake Honestly, Nevermind
Eminem Music to Be Murdered By: Side B
they says these bars are like COVID...u get em right off the bat
Fall Out Boy American Beauty/American Psycho
The most positive thing I can say about this album is that it's marginally more entertaining than drinking bleach.
Fall Out Boy M A N I A
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Halestorm ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP
Iggy Azalea The New Classic
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
Infant Annihilator The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
Katy Perry Prism
Maroon 5 V
Motionless in White Graveyard Shift
Northlane Alien
Of Mice and Men Cold World
Panic! at the Disco Pray for the Wicked
pulses. bouquet.
Dance Gavin Dance meets I Set My Friends on Fire. Dangerously close to a 1. Appalling stuff.
Sematary Rainbow Bridge 3
The Bunny The Bear A Liar Wrote This
I gave this many chances; more than I should have, probably. The musicianship is improved somewhat and the new female vocalist is by far the album's highlight, but the Bunny's (ugh) screamed vocals are still absolutely atrocious. A marginal improvement, sure, but still barely listenable.
The Devil Wears Prada The Act
The Great Discord Deam Morte
A tasteless hodgepodge of bland songwriting and misguided electronic elements. What happened to this band???
Three Knee Deep Three Knee Deep
the production has a nice crunch to it, but at the end of the day this is half an hour of recycled hardcore riffs that
would’ve sounded stale a decade ago. it wouldn’t really be worth complaining about if not for the god awful
vocals, which render an otherwise mediocre package nearly intolerable
Various Artists (Punk) Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade

1.0 awful
(hed) p.e. Stampede
What in the goddamn fuckin hell am I listening to? This is a war crime. Someone needs to get sent to The Hague.
Aborted Fetus Goresoaked Clinical Accidents
Why did I choose to listen to this? Even when compared to the generally low standards for the genre, this is an atrocity.
AJR The Click
Bring Me the Horizon That's the Spirit
ASnideReturns: Metallica - Master of Puppets: 3/5
Bring Me the Horizon Music to Listen to...
BryanStars Follow Your Dreams
Buckcherry Fuck
ChugChugWob Redemption
Danzig Danzig Sings Elvis
Desiigner L.O.D.
Emmure Speaker Of The Dead
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
Forest Of Harambe Under The Sign Of Harambe
Fronzilla Party People's Anthem
Thought Attila was bad? You ain't seen nothin' yet!
Hollywood Undead Day of the Dead
Iced Earth A Narrative Soundscape
This is dangerously, dangerously close to so bad it's good territory.
Inquisition Black Mass for a Mass Grave
nazi scum pedo scum nazi scum pedo scum nazi scum pedo scum nazi scum pedo scum nazi scum pedo scum nazi scum pedo scum nazi scum pedo scum
Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece
King 810 Proem
Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album)
ayyy let's keep that straight 1 average going boys
@hurricanslash This album contains "Strip No More." Every other song could be another iteration of fucking
Stairway to Heaven and it would still be a 1.
Meghan Trainor Thank You
Metallica St. Anger
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Nav Emergency Tsunami
She get to the nut like a sunflower seed / That pussy wet, thought that lil' ho done peed / Dumb head, I don't think she can
read / Got a headache, give this bitch some Aleve
Neurotic November Anunnaki
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics IV: The Number Of The Priest
Spodermen Spoder Senses
still better than the new fall out boy
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence
Sunterra Reborn
Thallahu Akbar DJihad EP
The Agonist Five
This is a fucking atrocity; easily one of the worst albums of the year. The band responsible for Prisoners is dead and gone. The vocals, especially the gutturals, are horrendous, the instrumentation is uninspired and amateurish, the bass is nonexistent, and the songwriting is bland and insipid.
The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning
The Bunny The Bear The Stomach for It
Tory Lanez Alone At Prom
This one is mystifying. Incredibly misguided 80s production that sounds like total ass. Vocals are shockingly bad. What are we doing here?
will.i.am #Willpower
this is lil uzi's world and thugger is just living in it

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