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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Darkest tranquility.
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alice in Chains at their peak. Many people call it the ultimate grunge album and chances are they are right. You won't find a weak track here not a dull moment.
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Paranoid was a huge leap in quality compared to self titled but or me this is the ultimate Sabbath record. Heavy, dark and engaging. Every single one of those tracks, even the short instrumentals, contributes to a dense atmosphere which makes you feel like the world is gonna suddenly end, and when the last note of 'Into the Void' is over, it kinda does end. Absolute classic.
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
The feeling of islolation and loneliness is what you'll find on this excellent classic black metal record. While recording this album Darkthrone still were shaking off their death metal roots and perhaps that's what makes this record stand out. A bit more melodic death metal riffs covered in very black metal production and vocals make this a very easy listen and good inroduction to black metal in general.
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death's last album and one of their best ones. It's a bit of a departure from their previous sound which makes it for me their most interesting record. The only downside is we will never get another one.
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Musical equivalent of getting hit by a truck but it turns out that the truck was full of weed and instead of getting killed you get stoned and don't tell me that that's not how weed works if you had never been hit by a weed truck.
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
This is too addicting. Can't stop. Send help. And an exorcist.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Somebody ordered an apocalypse? r
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
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Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Judas Priest Stained Class
One of the best Priest records, I'll propably never decide whether I prefer this or 'Sad Wings of Destiny'. This one has much darker and melancholic tone and a bit of that prog rock edge combined with hints of what Priest would become in 80's. It's definitely their most diverse 70's record and I love the metallic-sounding guitar tone. Heavy melodic riffing contrasting with short bits of clean guitars which make tracks even darker -sounding and causing them to have bigger impact. All this combined with impressive Halford vocals create one of the finest heavy metal records ever recorded.
Kult (PL) Spokojnie
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Lady Pank Lady Pank
Mad Season Above
Marillion Misplaced Childhood
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Ghost Reveries
The pinaccle of Opeth's more 'modern' era that started with BP. So much great tracks on this one.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd Animals
A bit different than last two albums, propably because of Waters taking lead in the band, but without a doubt on of the greatest Floyd albums. Dogs is definitely one of their best tracks
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
An emotional pesimistic journey into the mind of a teenager as seen by Steven Wilson. The album is overwhelmed by feelings of sadness and lost meaning and it really can play with those emotions in the listener. My favourite PT album alongside with 'Signify'.
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
The Cure Disintegration
Uriah Heep Demons and Wizards

4.5 superb
Accept Balls to the Wall
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
AIC at their darkest. Tracks often tend to be longer and the atmosphere is even more depressing and overwhelming. It's almost like you can feel that they knew that the band is at its end. 'Guess it's over now...'
Bathory Hammerheart
After testing waters on 'Blood Fire Death' Bathory fully embraced their epic viking metal style and thank God(s) they did. The incredible medival atmosphere of this album is strenghtened by folk elements, slow monstrous riffs, choirs which sound like army of vikings getting ready for battle. Quorthron diversified already incredible compositions with occasional solos and shifting between clean and more harsh vocals yet they still have that hypnotic feel to them.
Batushka Litourgiya
Black Sabbath Paranoid
This is such a massive improvement over their previous effort that it is hard to believe that it was recorded in the same year. From riffing, writing, song structures and lyrics to vocals this record beats its predecessor in every way. Almost every track on the album feels unique and deserves the name of true classic. If not for a rather boring instrumental and the title track, which obviously were recorded just to fill space, this could be a perfect album. Still it's one of their best albums and one that defined the genere for years to come.
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
This may be the most diverse of classic Sabbath records. Full of experimentation while still having some sense direction, propably one of my favourites.
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Initially I had a hard time getting into this album. Propably because it's quite long and rhas a lot of spoken interludes. But I'm so glad I kept listening to this because when it rfinally clicked with me it was like nothing I've ever heard before. Compared to this, other rpower metal groups seem like they are some high school bands. Vocal on this record is rpropably one of the finest performances ever recorded for a power metal album. Tracks are rvery diverse and often shift tempos along with vocal style and guitar work, all this rcombinded makes you sit on the edge of your seat for the whole duration.
Blue Oyster Cult Fire of Unknown Origin
Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding
Following general direction of it's predecessor, 'Accident of Birth', 'The Chemical Wedding' was able to even perfect the formula. Results? Just one of the best 90's metal albums, not a big deal. Best tracks: 'King in Crimson', 'Book of Thel', 'The Chemical Wedding'
Budka Suflera Przechodniem byłem między wami
Burzum Filosofem
Vocals recorded with a headset microphone, guitar plugged to the shitties amp they could find, and 10 minutes songs containing two riffs each. And it's fucking great.
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
A great improvement on the sound developed on their first album. The album sounds much fuller and even more aggressive and brutal
Celtic Frost Monotheist
Great mix of thrash and black metal with a bit of gothic rock. Vocals are delivered in three different styles and every one of them is astounding. Riffing is heavy as it should be and chilling screams can really scare the shit out of you. Still among all this brutality there is a lot of space for slower tracks with mysterious feel to them. I'd risk saying that this is the best Celtic Frost album, and defintely the most diverse one.
Christian Death Only Theatre of Pain
Death Symbolic
Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock
Child in Time is possibly the best song ever written, couple of songs bring the score down a bit.
Deep Purple Machine Head
Deftones White Pony
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
One of the most significant prog metal albums. Widely known as the ultimate DT album it suprisingly lives up to expectations. Classic.
Dream Theater Images and Words
Elder (USA-MA) Dead Roots Stirring
Electric Wizard Witchcult Today
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou May Our Chambers Be Full
Can't believe i slept on this for so long. I've never been a big fan of Thou or sludge in general but with those vocals it just clicks for me
Faith No More Angel Dust
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Very similar to theit debut album, however it's definitely not a bad thing. So just get ready for some more apocalypse.
Hum Inlet
Hum Downward Is Heavenward
Iggy Pop The Idiot
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Jerry Cantrell Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Judas Priest Painkiller
Judas Priest Sin After Sin
King Diamond Abigail
Incredible King Diamond vocals, and graphic lyrics make you feel like you take part in every scene of this 18th century horror story. Amazing album and one of a kind.
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Mastodon Crack the Skye
maudlin of the Well Bath
I have no idea how this album works but somehow it does. Definitely one of the most odd things I've heard in a while. Charming and beautiful.
Mayhem Deathcrush
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Metallica Master of Puppets
Modest Mouse This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
This is a long listen for someone with nothing to think about. Still i love this but I would love this even more if some songs dragged a bit less.
Mother Love Bone Apple
Nirvana In Utero
Opeth Damnation
Beautiful and unspeakably sad at the same time. This album will chew you up and leave you thinking about every mistake you ever made in your life.
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Overkill The Years of Decay
One of the best thrash metal album outside of the big four.
Pagan Altar The Room of Shadows
This record is like a great fantasy novel, being able to paint vivid images in your mind. Riff progressions on each song here are great and catchy and folk elements fit perfectly. Most of the songs feel fun but somehow very melancholic and nostalgic at the same time. The vocal delivery is filled with a lot of emotion which helps greatly with immersing yourself in this excellent record.
Pallbearer Heartless
Filled with contrasting emotions. The band was able to channel tremendous pain and sorrow but also hints of hope and happines. Tracks go together really well, album tempo is just perfect and the epic closer 'A Plea for Understanding' is propably one of the most moving tracks i've heard. This may be the album of the year.
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pixies Doolittle
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Signify
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radiohead OK Computer
Rush Moving Pictures
Savatage Gutter Ballet
Savatage Hall of the Mountain King
Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju
Slayer South of Heaven
Slayer Show No Mercy
I really like the speed-metal style of this record, it's a bit different from other Slayer albums. Less aggressive and more melodic reminding of some faster NWOBHM tracks. It's also home to some of the best of their tracks like 'Black Magic' or 'Crionics' and i find myself coming back to this album most often of all Slayer records.
Sleep The Sciences
First new Sleep record in about 15 years sounds just like the old ones. Which basically means that it's awesome. This band just doesn't age and the album sounds like it could be a followup to Holy Mountain. Heavy slow riffs, paying tribute to legendary Sabbath, form into haunting melodies create that incredible offworld feeling that was so characteristic to their old stuff. Can't stop listening to this.
Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain
Slint Spiderland
Tenacious D Tenacious D
It's like this one favourtie movie that you always comeback to. Doesn't get old.
The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
The Chameleons Strange Times
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge
The Cure Pornography
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Doors The Doors
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced
The Sisters of Mercy First and Last and Always
Tiamat Wildhoney
Turbo Kawaleria Szatana
Impressive speed metal record from a band that has reached legendary status in Poland. This album is just a banger after banger, it's aggressive, melodic and full of energy that transfers to the listener. Instrumentation is great, some song structures are similar to ones of early Maiden, others are built around bass guitar grooves which gives them a lot of a punch and showcases vigorous vocals. Combined with a dose of creepy, gory lyrics it creates an outstanding metal masterpiece that is still cherished by another generation of metal fans.
UFO Phenomenon
Uriah Heep Look At Yourself

4.0 excellent
Accept Restless and Wild
Agalloch The White
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
One of the best comeback albums in rock history. Alice haven't lost the bit of their sound, this album could aswell be released in 90's. Of course it lacks Layne Staley unique vocals but DuVall does a great job, while not trying to copy Staley.
Alice in Chains Facelift
Anthrax Among the Living
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
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Bad Brains I Against I
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
A landmark album for black metal and a big step up from self titled record. Altough it sometimes repeats itself, it's still a classic within the genere. It posses the rawness, aggresivenes and evil lyrics that would be taken as a template for most of Norwegian BM bands of the 90's. Altough it's still a bit different kind of music, somewhat transistionary, not fully formed and it may seem uncomplete for people used to most recent BM releases but it's very much worth the time it takes to truly appreciate this record.
Bathory Blood Fire Death
The Bathory album on which black and viking metal fans can high five.
Bauhaus Mask
Bauhaus The Sky's Gone Out
Behemoth I Loved You at Your Darkest
Bjork Post
Blind Guardian Somewhere Far Beyond
First Blind Guardian album with their own sound. Power metal with a thrash edge works out amazingly, guitar work is extremely tight and those harmonies! Just wonderful. It's not as complex as some of their following records but it's incredibely focused album and one of the best in the genere.
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult Cultösaurus Erectus
I can't believe how overlooked this album is. Some of their best songs can be found here like Black Blade or Lips in The hills
Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls
Bruce Dickinson Accident of Birth
Dickinson's return to roots album is also his second best. It brilliantly mixes classic
metal aproach with more modern 90's influences. Awesome guitar tone and vocals, interesting
songwriting. You could'nt ask for more. Best tracks: 'The Magician', 'Taking the
Queen/Darkside of Aquaris'.
Budgie Budgie
Budka Suflera Cień wielkiej góry
Burzum Burzum
Good black metal album.Even though it lacks some characteristic Burzum elements, we get some hints of them, for example in the opening track. Vocals aren't bad and we get some really interesting thrashy riffs along with more black metal pieces. Oh and I almost forgot. THIS IS WAR HUH WOW
Burzum Det Som Engang Var
Candlemass Nightfall
Cathedral The Ethereal Mirror
Catherine Wheel Chrome
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
While considered to be the beggining of black metal this album is definitely deeply rooted in thrash. You can hear many similarities to Slayer's 'Show No Mercy', although Celtic Frost debut is a little bit superior. Especially when you consider vocals and riffing.
Christian Death Catastrophe Ballet
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Crowbar Odd Fellows Rest
Crowbar Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Human
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Deftones Ohms
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
A death metal classic which manages to add a pinch of melody to brutal death metal sound while not making it melodeath. Everythings is absolutely amazing on this record crushing riffs, excellent solos, and hellish screams combined with gory lyrics.
Echo and The Bunnymen Porcupine
Elder (USA-MA) Reflections of a Floating World
I didn't really like it at first but it has grown on me since. One of my favourite metal records of past few years, 'Blind' is the best moment of the album. Simply amazing
Elder (USA-MA) Lore
Exciter Heavy Metal Maniac
Failure Fantastic Planet
Failure In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fields of the Nephilim The Nephilim
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Ghost leaves his metal sound behind and focuses on more melodic retro approach. Heavy guitars are almost gone giving space to 70's keyboards and clean parts. Definitely an interesting change although it's hard to tell if it was for better or worse.
Gojira Magma
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II
Horrendous Idol
I thought it's gonna be another of those classic death metal worshiping albums but it turned out to be much more interesting. It definetely takes a lot from aforementioned genere but it changes and twists it in a very unique way. With a bit of prog death and even some black metal it creates a very unique album that just keeps you on the edge of the seat for entire runtime. Vocals on here are amazing mixing a classic approach (so kinda very screamy growl?) with occasional screams that instantly bring Burzum to my mind. We got occasional cleans but rthey don't break the flow of the record and actually really enchance the few song they are on. Musicanship is on an high level with simply incredible bass work, that resembles bands like Atheist, that adds so much that I can't imagine this record with different bassist. One of my favourites of this year so far.
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood
Joy Division Closer
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
King Woman Celestial Blues
Kyuss ...And the Circus Leaves Town
Circus is a often overlooked album but it shouldn't be. Some tracks are easily on the level of Sky Valley with that muddy, obscured desert sound, while the others keep an above average level. r
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Mastodon Hushed and Grim
Easily the best stuff they have released in years. Melancholic and captivating and even though it's a bit on a long side it doesn't drag maybe because it's just so damn good.
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth Youthanasia
Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Mgla Exercises in Futility
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
Nirvana Bleach
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth In Cauda Venenum
Best Opeth's prog-rock era album. Much more melodic and memorable than Sorceress, also heavier overall. All of the songs keep you engaged rather than put to sleep.
Opeth Morningrise
A very controversial album for Opeth fans. Personally I think that Morningrise is a large improvement to their debut but they didn't uncover their full potential here yet. There is a lot of truly brilliant music but the band hadn't been able to put it together very well. As a result we get a collection of some of the longest Opeth songs that often sound like they are stiched together from several not necessarily matching components. And half the time it works. But it's only half the time. The production is also very raw and it's propably the least heavy of all their (metal) records. However it creates a very tranquil, peaceful feeling that is unique to this album. Overall it's a interesting listen but they surpassed it by a large amount on MAYH.
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Paradise Lost Obsidian
Paradise Lost Icon
Pearl Jam Ten
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair
Big step up after their debut. This time Steven Wilson dwells into more psychodelic territory. Unfortunately album isn't perfectly consistent and between incredible tracks like 'Burning Sky' or the title track we get some mediocore ones. It's a shame because it could be the best PT effort, or at least on the same level as Signify.
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Psychotic Waltz Bleeding
Queen Queen
From soothing tones of 'The Night Comes Down' to the energetic rythms of 'Keep Yourself Alive' this great debut by one of the greatest bands in rock history is definitely an essential listen to any Queen or 70's rock fan. Occasional dips in quality in the form of repetetive boring 'Jesus' or very out of place sounding 'Modern Times Rock and Roll' can't spoil this excellent record.
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
One of the finest metal records of late '80s. Inspired by classic NWOBHM bands Queensryche takes melodic guitars, and theatrical vocals to next level and uses them to tell a great story while adding a bit of lighter rock influences. All of this creates incredible, immersive experience.
Radiohead The Bends
Radiohead Kid A
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Pure fucking anger. Or Rage if you like. r'Fuck you I'wont do what ya tell me!'
Red Scalp Lost Ghosts
Renaissance A Song for All Seasons
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Root Zjevení/The Revelation
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Saint Vitus Saint Vitus
Savatage Edge of Thorns
Savatage are such an underrated band. Edge of Thorns is the best example of this. Incredible songwriting, and one of the most impressive metal vocal performances I've ever heard. It grasps you and holds you all the way, from the powerfull title track to the melancholic Sleep. A true classic.
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Perhaps it's overrated but it has aged so well and goddamn if hearing 'Angel of Death' doesn't instantly make you headbang then I don't know what does.
Sodom Agent Orange
Sodom In the Sign of Evil
Solstafir Berdreyminn
Great piece of atmospheric post-metal even though i can't understand shit, the feel of the album makes up for it entirely. (seriously though some translations would be nice)
Sonic Youth EVOL
Sonic Youth Goo
Sonic Youth Sister
Soundgarden Superunknown
SubVision So Far So Noir
Really unique mix of pop and rock with very musing mood. All songs flow together overly smooth but they have enough variety to keep you involved. And those vocals.
Suicidal Tendencies How Will I Laugh Tomorrow If I Can't Even Smile Today?
Testament Brotherhood of the Snake
Testament The New Order
Big improvement over the debut. Great complex guitar work and powerful vocals. With this release Testament brought a lot of freshness and variety to the genre.
The Cult Love
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Doors Morrison Hotel
The Doors Strange Days
The Gits Frenching the Bully
The National Sleep Well Beast
The Sisters of Mercy Vision Thing
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smile A Light For Attracting Attention
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Tool Undertow
Tool Ænima
Turbo Ostatni Wojownik
Twilight Force Tales of Ancient Prophecies
Cheesy but great, don't have time to write anything more, orcs are attacking my village and I still got to enchant my sword.
Type O Negative World Coming Down
Uriah Heep Salisbury
Uriah Heep The Magician's Birthday
Vektor Terminal Redux
A great, incredibly ambitious effort by one of the most promising modern metal bands. On Terminal Redux Vektor was able to create an almost perfect album. Vektor's distinct otherworldy sounding mix of thrash and black metal is a perfect match for a Sci-Fi themed concept album. Their progressive melodic style, carried by aggressive high pitched guitars and vocals that sound like pulled out of the dark depths of space, fills this over 70 minutes-long metal opera with a feeling of mystery, dread and unrelenting force.
Warbringer Woe to the Vanquished
Seems a bit overrated. Has some really good moments but for me they don't live up to the rhype created around this album. Just another solid thrash record redit: oh shit i was so wrong
Winterfylleth The Hallowing of Heirdom
Folk album from a black metal band can definitely be something a bit risky but I'm so glad they did it. Melancholic, dark sound completed with chanting vocals and soft acoustic guitar makes this a worthwile listen and an excellent record to soothe a disturbed mind.
Witchfinder General Death Penalty
Woods of Ypres Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light

3.5 great
Accept Metal Heart
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alvvays Alvvays
Annihilator Alice in Hell
While most thrash metal debuts often sound very raw this record is more polished and definitely more 90's sounding. Still it's an excellent album that not only shows aggressiveness but also sense of melody.
Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Baroness Red Album
Bathory Blood on Ice
Bauhaus In the Flat Field
Behemoth ....From the Pagan Vastlands
This demo just blew my mind when I heard it, considering that previous Behemoth efforts weren't so great. It's dark it's cold it's full blown black metal and even more impressive is the fact that it was released back in 1993 by two 16 year olds who had to have a very limited contact with Norwegian scene and still were able to make such an acomplished release as this one. One of the most distinguishing aspects about this record are the melodic soloes and cheap synths that immidiately made me think of bands such as Burzum or Immortal.
Behemoth The Satanist
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
This is the sound of a band eager to take over the world but not being quite ready to do so. This would get 5 for cultural impact but if you actually only look at music this is actually not a very good record. Almost 15 of 40 minutes are filled with pretty bad covers, and though we get two absolutely excellent classic tracks (Black Sabbath and N.I.B) the rest of them are just ok and Ozzy's 'singing' certainly doesn't help.
Black Sabbath 13
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Blue Oyster Cult Tyranny and Mutation
Bruce Dickinson Skunkworks
Interesting prog rock experiment. It showcases different side of Bruce's voice. The album mainly consists of short tracks but it all flows together really well.rBest tracks: 'Back From The Edge', 'Inertia', 'Dreamstate', 'Octavia'.
Camel Mirage
Candlemass Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
Catherine Wheel Ferment
Cloud Nothings Attack on Memory
Crowbar Crowbar
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Simpler approach than on previous album makes this a bit less interesting listen, but still
a great icy cold black metal record.
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Wow this album is just riffs upon riffs upon riffs, I mean there is a fucking mountain of riffs here and its not like a small hill its a fucking Everest of riffs. One of the best post black metal era Darkthrone album, they seem to have so much fun on this one that I can't help but smile while listening. Amazing record.
Darkthrone Arctic Thunder
Darkthrone Old Star
Daughter Music From Before the Storm
Death Angel The Evil Divide
One of most kick ass thrash albums of last 20 or so years. Not too fast (or too slow), not overproduced, everything falls just in right place. Mark Osegueda's vocals are absolutely stunning full of energy and sound like if they were performed by a 20 year old. Songs are very varied, from simple thrashers to more complex ones with ocassional slower parts, riffing is just amazing and doesn't feel like the riffs repeat themselves. Finally, the drums are a cherry on the top, each hit feels like a pound to the head but at the same time not robotic or automatic. Fantastic record.
Deep Purple Perfect Strangers
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Dopelord Black Arts, Riff Worship & Weed Cult
Down Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow
Echo and The Bunnymen Heaven Up Here
Echo and The Bunnymen Ocean Rain
Elephant Tree Elephant Tree
Enforcer Diamonds
Faith No More Sol Invictus
One of the best reunion albums. Great mix of different styles, vocals still kick some serious ass
Ghost (SWE) Seven Inches Of Satanic Panic
I think I like it more than the last album, nice throwback to Infestissumam with all the 60's 70's influence.
Greenleaf Trails And Passes
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Havok Time Is Up
Havok is one of the few bands that prove that thrash metal is not dead yet. They were able to combine all of the best elements of classic thrash. We have some more aggresive tunes some punkish ones and a lot of great harmonized guitars. Vocals are raw and aggresive and the production perfectly balances all of the instruments, even the bass guitar which actually sometimes breaks through and gives songs another layer of sound.
Havukruunu Uinuos Syömein Sota
Helloween Helloween
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden Senjutsu
Jerry Cantrell Boggy Depot
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
KAT Oddech Wymarłych Światów
Khemmis Desolation
Doom metal bands are on fire recently and this is a great example of this trend.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard K.G.
Kings of Leon Come Around Sundown
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Happy black metal combined with punk, that's actually pretty refreshing
Magna Carta Cartel The Demon King
Malokarpatan Krupinské Ohne
Really good, especially if you like Hammerheart era Bathory stuff.
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mastodon Leviathan
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth Dystopia
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Endgame
Metallica Metallica
Mountain Witch Burning Village
A 70's rock styled album that actually doesn't feel like it's only ripping off classics. Much better than I expected it to be.
New Order Movement
3rd Joy Division album that never existed with hints of electronic sound
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Pale Communion
Overkill Taking Over
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Lightbulb Sun
Porcupine Tree combines prog and pop rock to create, maybe not their best effort but definetly one of their most interesting creations.rBest Tracks:rRussia On IcerFour Chords That Made A MillionrLast Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree shifts to more pop rock accessible sound. The album manages to capture magic previous albums yet still adds something new to the estabilished sound. Heavy emotional lyrics can appear as a very personal story about following the dream in a world ruled by cold logic. The album is very consistent so it's hard to point out any filler tracks. Definetely Porcupine Tree at it's best.
Power Trip Nightmare Logic
Very consistent cross thrash album. Heavy riffs, tight drums, powerful vocals . It's biggest flaw is that all tracks sound a bit similar. However his isn't this much of a problem cause of album lenght which is only about 30 minutes.
Psychotic Waltz The God-Shaped Void
Never heard of them before but this is awesome. Def gonna check out rest of the albums.
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
This can actually give you so much fun. One of the best QotSA albums
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Sabaton Carolus Rex
This is propably the only Sabaton album which doesn't bore me after few tracks. Would reccomend to all power metal fans that seek something a bit different.
Satan Cruel Magic
Satan Into the Future
Saxon Wheels of Steel
Scorpions Taken by Force
First half of the record rocks but it takes a massive dip in quality especially in last two tracks.
Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion
Screaming Trees Buzz Factory
Slayer Hell Awaits
Couple of good moments but it feels like its somewhat of a transition between two great records.
Sonic Youth Dirty
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Spiritus Mortis The Year Is One
Squid Bright Green Field
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Intersting collection of diverse prog-rock/pop songs. As always Steven Wilson provides great instrumentation, including many electronic parts. Steven's vocals sometimes lack conviction but guest performences are some of the brightest moments on the album. Some of the tracks fall flat, while others are truly great making this a very uneven record.
Suicidal Tendencies Lights...Camera...Revolution
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
Testament The Legacy
Good debut, but the best albums were yet to come. Very raw thrash metal sound. Best tracks:'Over The Wall', 'Do or Die', 'Alone in The Dark'
The Cult Sonic Temple
The Cure Faith
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
The Obsessed Lunar Womb
Thin Lizzy Bad Reputation
Tired Lion Breakfast for Pathetics
Really enjoyed this lately. Melodic punk with no bullshit approach that manages to stay engaging for the entire length of the album which is kinda rare
Tribulation Down Below
It feels a bit like an old cheesy horror film. I guess i really dig those.
Trouble Psalm 9
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses

3.0 good
Alestorm No Grave But the Sea
Enjoyable as always. Mix of power/folk metal with a bit of metalcore all in a pirate sauce. Alestorm haven't changed a bit, but do they have to?
Alice in Chains Sap
Allagash Allagash
Great speed metal with melodic side and a bit of that lo-fi punk feel. Couple of very catchy tunes and great use of spoken fragments that let you sense this alien abduction story that surrounds this whole record. I kinda wish vocals were a bit more audible but they are not bad either.
Amorphis Queen of Time
Good melodeath with powerful growls and excellent clean singing but without anything particularly interesting. Riffing is very tight although nothing groundbreaking and sometimes it seems like they are out of ideas. I feel like the album suffers form excessive lenght and utilizing the same ideas over and over.
Anathema The Optimist
Anathema Weather Systems
Argus (USA-PA) Boldly Stride The Doomed
Great mix of traditional and doom metal, sometimes it really can be suprising, for example
in 'Durendal' which even dwells a bit into powet metal teritory. Sadly it seems like
something is lacking and I can't really pinpoint what it is. Still it's a shame they don't
have a bigger audience because there is definitely a lot of potential here.
Avatarium Hurricanes And Halos
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King
Bathory Bathory
About 20 minutes of very raw music sounding like a more brutal version of Venom. Definitely a birth of a legendary band but on the time of this release Bathory had still much to improve (which they did on following records)
Behemoth The Return of the Northern Moon
Much better than their first demo. On this release Behemoth moved much closer toward second wave of black metal and it really adds a dense atmosphere to their music, but there are really only three songs and nothing that distinguishes this demo from countless other ones.
Between the Buried and Me Automata II
Much better than part I. The jazz influenced tracks really play out well. The opening song showcases their abilty to play their instruments while at the same time it sounds like a cohesive rather than a show-off. But since I don't dig the last one there are only two truly great songs left and that's not much of an album is it? I wish they'd just chosen the best tracks from both parts and combined them into an excellent record.
Blind Guardian Follow the Blind
Burzum Belus
I never expected to say that but this is actually... good. Pretty similar to Burzum old stuff, my only complaint is that clean vocals are really terrible and sound just out of place but aside from that it's just a solid record.
Dark Tranquillity Moment
If you enjoyed Atoma you are gonna enjoy this one too.
Darkthrone Eternal Hails
Dopelord Sign Of The Devil
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Electric Wizard Black Masses
Elephant Tree Habits
Fen Winter
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Ghost (SWE) Popestar
Ghost (SWE) If You Have Ghost
Ghost (SWE) Ceremony and Devotion
Ghost (SWE) Prequelle
For sure this is not what I expected, but damn it's good. Excellent blend of pop and rock with 80's feel is placing the overall sound of this record somwhere between Abba and Blue Oyster Cult. I like how they (or rather he) are not afraid of change, and each album has been able to bring something new.
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira has such a distinct style mixing many different metal sub-generes and I really wanted rto give this one a higher score but after getting to like 10th track you think to yourself r'Ok that was great but I wanna go now'. And there is still over 20 minutes of music (or 10 rminutes of silence considering the last track). This is a great record but they pushed to rhard and I feel like they lacked ideas to write 12 distinct tracks and therefore it gets a rlittle bit tiring at the end.
Gojira Fortitude
Greenleaf Echoes From a Mass
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
HammerFall Glory To The Brave
Power metal classic. Simple, uplifting, catchy and just enough cheesy to not let you take it to seriously
Hooded Menace Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
Very mixed feelings about this. I really enjoyed first two or three times I listened to this but now I don't feel any need to comeback to this album
Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Some very good early second wave, it's not as atmospheric as their later albums but still it's a great record. Acoustic guitar passagess remind me of early Opeth and vocals are absolutly blood chilling. A bit of shame that guitars are sometimes drowned in the mix, because lo-fi production can be done right but that's not the case here.
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Judas Priest British Steel
Priest continues their march into the main-stream direction but now with slightly better results. British Steel is very simillar to their previous album-Killing Machine. This time though, the band managed to channel more energy into the execution of songs, and thus making them far more enjoable despite of not that good writing. Of course the album is home to all time metal classics like 'Breaking The Law' or 'Living After Midnight', got thousands of people into the genere and should be a required listen for any heavy metal fan.
Judas Priest Firepower
Best album since Painkiller. Vocals and drums kick some serious ass, can't belive they are ralmost 70, riffs great as always. This is rsome great Judas Priest right here.
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard L. W.
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Kyuss Wretch
Good raw sounding desert rock, but nowhere near their following albums.
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
A record that is very hard to rate. For every masterpiece like atmospheric 'No Quarter' there is a sack of shit like 'The Crunge'. Overall good or mediocore songs outweight the bad ones but still the record is inconsistent in terms of both quality and musical direction. Robert Plant's sudden singing style change while certainly interesting in many cases just ruins good songs, 'Over the hills and far away' for example. This may be the most overrated piece of music Led Zeppelin has ever recorded.
Mastodon The Hunter
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth United Abominations
Metallica Garage Inc.
Nirvana Nevermind
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Sorceress
Opeth Heritage
Doesn't get close to Damnation, most songs blend together however there are few gems. Despite of the songs similarity, the album is very pleasant to listen to and I often find myself coming back to it.
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
I'm actually really surprised how highly regarded this album is. I mean it's not bad and while it has some interesting moments it's nowhere near their best. I feel like people jumped on this because it's been their first metal record in a while but if you compare it to their more recent albums it feels so bland.
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Ruby The Hatchet Valley of the Snake
A very atmospheric record, vocal perfectly match the music. Unfortunately not all of the tracks are as interesting as album stand outs, which makes this a little less enjoable than it could have been.
Sabaton Coat of Arms
Smoulder The Sword Woman
Amazing traditional melodic doom with great expressive female vocals and a bit of Candlemass feel to it. Can't wait for a LP
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Testament Practice What You Preach
This is a decent thrash record but lacks the dark atmosphere of previous albums. And what's up with the drum sound
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats Blood Lust
Solid stoner rock with great vocals, but sometimes feels a bit too repetetive.

2.5 average
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Alice in Chains Rainier Fog
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage
Between the Buried and Me Automata I
Millions and Blot are really great but rest of the tracks come off as boring and repetitive pretentious prog metal.
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
This album is such a mess. The band definitely wanted to change something but it feels like they didn't know what to change or simply weren't able to do it. The strongest moments on the album are actually the most typical Sabbath songs like 'Supernaut' or 'Snowblind'. The main problem here is that songs often overstay their welcome, seem uninspired and performed without any energy. Overall altough this record has some good moments it's easily the weakest of first 6 classic Sabbath albums.
Bruce Dickinson Balls to Picasso
Deep Purple Whoosh!
Exodus Tempo of the Damned
Altough first tracks promise a lot, you quickly realise that nothing changes on this album. Gets boring and tiring after couple songs.
Foo Fighters There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Ghost (SWE) Impera
what happened to this band
Green River Rehab Doll
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Havok Conformicide
My second favourite thrash album of the year. Every song is memorable and you can actually differentiate between them which is a rare thing in thrash these days.
Ihsahn Amr
I have very mixed feelings about this record and I think it's because the music is being influenced by so many generes that it slightly breaks the flow of the album. Still some of the tracks are very enjoyable and I'm not talking only about the metal ones. Definitely an interesting record but it feels like a bit of a mess.
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Jerry Cantrell Brighten
Jerry finally succumbs to his inner dad. .
Judas Priest Killing Machine
On Killing Machine Priest started to go into more main-stream hard rock direction and it didn't serve them all that well. Apart from few great tracks we get load of anthemic simplistic 80's rockers that aren't particularly enjoyable or memorable. Still the execution is pretty good and Halford changing his singing style to fit the music is an interesting change.
Lich King The Omniclasm
Finally a thrash album I can enjoy with friends and family.
Mastodon Remission
Metallica Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
Five or six greats tracks here, I just wish they would have made it 40 minutes long and ditched half of the songs but it's still a good follow up to Death Magnetic and nothing to be ashamed of.
Overkill The Grinding Wheel
Pantera Far Beyond Driven
Pantera Reinventing the Steel
Saxon Thunderbolt
Slash World On Fire
Couple of good tracks but it gets old really fast and drags for waaaay too long.
Slugdge Esoteric Malacology
Venom Black Metal
With Our Arms to the Sun Orenda
Good post/rock ablum it's a shame they can't seem to get more listeners. Vocals could be a bit improved and lyrics sometimes are just way too cheesy but overall a nice listen.

2.0 poor
Anaal Nathrakh A New Kind of Horror
Body Count Bloodlust
Bruce Dickinson Tattooed Millionaire
Celtic Frost Into the Pandemonium
What the hell was that. r
Church of the Cosmic Skull Science Fiction
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold
Just Foo Fighters doing Foo Fighters thing. I don't feel any need to come back to this album in near future.
Long Distance Calling Boundless
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Megadeth Risk
Metallica Reload
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Zeal and Ardor Devil is Fine
There's only one way to put this: Sounds good, doesn't work

1.5 very poor
Behemoth Endless Damnation
A bit hard to rate considering you can't really hear almost anything.
Metallica St. Anger
Slayer Repentless
Boring, uninspired attempt to relive the old times.
Tenacious D Post-Apocalypto
That's just an embarrassement. Even worse if you watch the animated 'show' that goes with it.

1.0 awful
Godsmack When Legends Rise
The single was awful the rest of the album lives up to it.
Megadeth Super Collider

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