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5.0 classic
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Autechre Tri Repetae
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Biosphere Substrata
Bjork Homogenic
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Botch We Are the Romans
Burial Untrue
Burzum Filosofem
Burzum Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
Cap'n Jazz Shmap'n Shmazz
Cocteau Twins Treasure
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones White Pony
Demilich Nespithe
Dizzee Rascal Boy In Da Corner
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Erykah Badu Mama's Gun
Failure Fantastic Planet
Faith No More Angel Dust
Far Water & Solutions
Gas Pop
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Kanye West Late Registration
Kate Bush The Dreaming
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
Madvillain Madvillainy
Marilyn Manson Holy Wood
maudlin of the Well Leaving Your Body Map
maudlin of the Well Bath
Monolake Cinemascope
Mr. Bungle California
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Opeth Still Life
OutKast Aquemini
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Paysage d'Hiver Paysage d'Hiver
Poison the Well You Come Before You
Primus Frizzle Fry
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead Kid A
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers One Hot Minute
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Sade Promise
Skycamefalling 10.21
Sparklehorse Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
Swans White Light From the Mouth of Infinity
System of a Down System of a Down
The Cure Disintegration
The Microphones The Glow Pt. 2
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Smashing Pumpkins Adore
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream
Tim Hecker Radio Amor
Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
Tool Lateralus
Tool Ænima
Ved Buens Ende Written In Waters
Vision of Disorder Imprint
Xasthur Telepathic With The Deceased
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
Aesop Rock None Shall Pass
Aesop Rock Labor Days
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Algiers The Underside of Power
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin Drukqs
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Autechre Incunabula
Autechre LP5
Bethlehem Dictius Te Necare
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Big Bud Infinity + Infinity
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta II - Dialogue With The Stars
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Bohren und der Club of Gore Sunset Mission
Boldy James and Sterling Toles Manger On Mcnichols
Boris Boris At Last -Feedbacker-
Botch American Nervoso
Bowery Electric Beat
Brian Eno and David Byrne My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Burial Kindred
Camden Reel Time Canvas
Cat Power What Would the Community Think
Cat Power Moon Pix
Cephalotripsy Uterovaginal Insertion of Extirpated Anomalies
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Chino XL Here to Save You All
Christoph De Babalon If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It
City of Caterpillar City of Caterpillar
clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
Coalesce Functioning on Impatience
Cocteau Twins Victorialand
Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas
Cocteau Twins Blue Bell Knoll
Coldplay Parachutes
Common Resurrection
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus
Converge Jane Doe
Cypress Hill Black Sunday
Dalek From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots
Dalek Absence
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
David Bowie Blackstar
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Defeated Sanity Psalms of the Moribund
Deftones Adrenaline
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Dido No Angel
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Disembodied Heretic
Disembodied If God Only Knew The Rest Were Dead
Disgorge She Lay Gutted
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
DJ Sprinkles Midtown 120 Blues
Dr. Dooom First Come, First Served
Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime
Drudkh Autumn Aurora
Dying Fetus Destroy the Opposition
Earth Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Eighteen Visions Until The Ink Runs Out
Eighteen Visions The Best Of Eighteen Visions
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Envy All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead
Erykah Badu Baduizm
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Pt. One: 4th World War
Esoteric The Pernicious Enigma
Faith No More King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime
Faith No More The Real Thing
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Fiona Apple Tidal
Gas Königsforst
Gas Zauberberg
Gaza I Don't Care Where I Go When I Die
Global Communication 76:14
Godflesh Streetcleaner
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Goodie Mob Soul Food
Gorguts Obscura
Gospel The Moon Is a Dead World
Gris Il Était Une Forêt...
Grotus Slow Motion Apocalypse
GZA Liquid Swords
Helmet Betty
Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
Horrendous Idol
Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut
Hum Downward Is Heavenward
Ice Cube Death Certificate
Incubus (USA-CA) S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
ISIS Panopticon
Jamiroquai The Return of the Space Cowboy
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Jay-Z 4:44
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Jay-Z The Black Album
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Jute Gyte Oviri
Kanye West The College Dropout
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Kidcrash Jokes
Kool Keith Sex Style
Koopsta Knicca Da Devil's Playground
Korn Korn
Krallice Years Past Matter
Krallice Dimensional Bleedthrough
Krallice Krallice
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
Leviathan The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide
Leviathan Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill Y'all
Liturgy H.A.Q.Q.
Living Sacrifice Reborn
Lowercase The Going Away Present
Lurker Of Chalice Lurker Of Chalice
Marilyn Manson Portrait of an American Family
Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals
Maserati The Language Of Cities
Massive Attack Mezzanine
maudlin of the Well My Fruit Psychobells... A Seed Combustible
Melt-Banana Cell-Scape
Merzbow 1930
Meshuggah Re-Nothing
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Chaosphere
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
Miles Davis In a Silent Way
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane Bags & Trane
Mineral EndSerenading
Ministry Psalm 69
Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly
Moby Play
Morpheus Descends Ritual of Infinity
Mos Def Black on Both Sides
Mount Kimbie Sketch On Glass
Murmuure Murmuure
If Coil made a Black Metal record, it would have probably sounded like this.
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Bloody Valentine Loveless
Nails Abandon All Life
Nas Illmatic
Neoandertals Neanderthals Were Master Butchers
Neurosis A Sun That Never Sets
Neurosis Times of Grace
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nirvana In Utero
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Oneohtrix Point Never Replica
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Watershed
Orchid Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow!
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
OutKast Stankonia
OutKast Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
OutKast ATLiens
Paysage d'Hiver Winterkälte
Pépé Bradock Synthèse
Peste Noire La Sanie des Siècles
Pig Destroyer Prowler in the Yard
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pixies Doolittle
Pixies Surfer Rosa
PJ Harvey Rid of Me
PJ Harvey Is This Desire?
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Portishead Dummy
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Prurient Frozen Niagara Falls
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Quasimoto The Unseen
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Quicksand Slip
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Rammstein Mutter
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Redman Whut? Thee Album
Redman Dare Iz A Darkside
Redman Muddy Waters
Rorschach Protestant
Sade Diamond Life
Sade Love Deluxe
Scarface The Diary
Selda Selda
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Shellac At Action Park
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
Siouxsie and the Banshees Juju
Slipknot Iowa
Slowdive Souvlaki
Snapcase Progression Through Unlearning
Snot Get Some
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus
Sparklehorse It's a Wonderful Life
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Stars of the Lid And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
Stereolab Dots and Loops
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Strapping Young Lad City
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sunn O))) Dømkirke
Sunn O))) Black One
Sunn O))) and Boris Altar
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary
Sunny Day Real Estate How It Feels To Be Something On
Swans To Be Kind
Swans The Seer
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
Sweet Trip Velocity : Design : Comfort
Tangerine Dream Phaedra
The Blood Brothers Crimes
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
As much as I love Calculating Infinity, I think The Dillinger Escape Plan needed a record like Miss Machine to have the longevity in the underground metal scene that they have today. While still maintaining a huge part of their very agressive and angular blend of Mathrock and Hardcore punk, the band build further upon their previous ideas with more jazzy, loungy and electronic detours, along with some clean, soaring choruses for a lot of surprising dynamics which really prevented them shoving themselves into a musical corner. While the Mike Patton-isms are worn somewhat on the sleeve here (but also on later records), the way the band incorporates them is way more tasteful than how a lot of bands in the Alternative Metal scene of the late 90's and the early 2000's did.
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Fall of Troy Ghostship Demos
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Field From Here We Go Sublime
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms
The Future Sound of London Dead Cities
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
The Notwist Shrink
The Notwist Neon Golden
The Notwist 12
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
The Roots Things Fall Apart
The Sawtooth Grin Cuddlemonster
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Strokes Is This It
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind
Three 6 Mafia Mystic Stylez
Three 6 Mafia Underground Vol. 1: 1991-1994
Tim Hecker Ravedeath, 1972
Tim Hecker Virgins
Tim Hecker Haunt Me, Haunt Me Do It Again
Tool Undertow
Turmoil The Process Of
Type O Negative October Rust
Ulver Perdition City
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Unwound Repetition
White Zombie Astro Creep: 2000
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wormrot Abuse
Xasthur Subliminal Genocide

4.0 excellent
(hed) p.e. (hed) p.e.
7 Angels 7 Plagues Jhazmyne's Lullaby
808 State Ninety
8Ball and MJG On Top Of The World
A Tribe Called Quest We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
A.A.L. (Against All Logic) 2012-2017
Abominable Putridity The Anomalies of Artificial Origin
Abominable Putridity In the End of Human Existence
Aborted Goremageddon: The Saw and the Carnage...
Aborted RetroGore
Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics
Acme ...To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist
Adramelech Psychostasia
AES Dana Season 5
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Aesop Rock Spirit World Field Guide
Afterbirth Four Dimensional Flesh
On Four Dimensional Flesh, Afterbirth create an interesting mix of death metal in the brutal or slam kind of vein, and other styles of rock music, namely progressive metal with psychedelic rock and post-rock tendencies, and the result is trippy to say the least. None of this to me feels as something thats gimmicky or style-over-substance, as this record is full of these guttural, twisted death metal passages that show that this band doesn't just want to make something that's overloaded in technical wankery, but actually have an ear for making eccentric metal music. This record has a nice organic sound and prominent bass too, steering away from the more sterile and overproduced type of production that has always been a huge turnoff on a lot of modern progressive metal releases for me personally. This type of death metal definitely warrants a certain kind of acquired taste, but anyone who has the appreciation and the patience should definitely be listening to this. I wish the band indulged a bit more in some of those genuinely beautiful atmospheric passages they tend to work into the tracklist at times, but other than that this is easily one of my favourite metal records of 2020.
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch The Mantle
Often heralded as Agalloch's greatest musical achievement among many people, fans and critics alike, with which I unfortunately don't exactly share the same passion. The Mantle has a great recording and a pretty ambitious length with tracks that are generally very neo-folk focused with flashes of their metal influence popping up here and there providing a bit of contrast. Despite a lot of beautiful passages making their way on this record, I find that a bit too often the songs get a bit tedious and lose my interest after a while. I think the music would've benefitted from a more prominent black metal influence for some extra dynamics, because one long winded, similarly greyish folky song after the other just gets me a bit of ear fatigue after a while. Above that, I generally find the vocals to be a bit on the flat side, and some of the more melodramatic whispered spoken word bits don't do a lot for me either, which was also a problem for me on their debut as well. Still, a fairly enjoyable record, but to my ears just pretty inconsistent in terms of execution.
Air Moon Safari
Alcest Le Secret (2011 Version)
Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
All Out War For Those Who Were Crucified
American Football American Football
American Head Charge The War Of Art
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Anaal Nathrakh The Codex Necro
Andrea Ritorno
Even though I'm aware of the Ilian Tape label through Skee Mask's work, this debut album of Italian producer Andrea (who has also been releasing a string of EP's on the label since 2012) nearly flew under my radar, and I'm glad it didn't. Sonically this record follows a pretty similar blueprint of ambient techno that Skee Mask does, but there is a heavier lean towards atmospheric drum and bass and breakbeat, with some dubby influences here and there as well. If you're familiar enough with 90's IDM releases like those on Warp Records or just ambient techno and atmospheric drum and bass in general, this album won't blow you away necessarily as it is by no means unique in the way Andrea executes these tracks. However, not unique does not mean that they aren't tasteful or don't come from a passionate place, as it's very clear to me Andrea is quite the student of the styles of electronic music that he incorporates in his work. If you're obsessed with the kind of music from the era this record draws so heavily from or just in general want to hear an electronic record that has a very relaxing, melancholic atmosphere with lots of detailed, driving and danceable rhythms, than this is definitely worth checking out. My complaints generally towards this release is that I think some tracks tend to meander a little bit longer then they need to be, and some do pale in comparison to others in terms of being as colorfully produced or memorable. Still, a solid record with very little in the way of an actual dud in its tracklisting.
Animosity Animal
Anna von Hausswolff Dead Magic
Anubi Kai pilnaties akis uzmerks Mirtis
Aphex Twin Windowlicker
Aphex Twin ...I Care Because You Do
Aphex Twin Richard D. James Album
Appalling Spawn Freedom, Hope And Fury
Arizmenda Within the Vacuum of Infinity...
Arizmenda Stillbirth in the Temple of Venus
Arkangel Dead Man Walking
Arkangel Prayers Upon Deaf Ears
Arkangel Hope You Die By Overdose
Art Blakey Moanin'
Artificial Brain Labyrinth Constellation
Assuck Misery Index
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Autechre Chiastic Slide
Autechre Exai
Autechre Confield
Autopsy Mental Funeral
AZ Doe or Die
B12 Time Tourist
B12 Electro-soma
Bad Company UK Inside The Machine
Barkmarket Gimmick
Batushka Litourgiya
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Beatrik Requiem of December
Bell Witch Longing
Ben Frost Steel Wound
Ben Frost Theory of Machines
Bethlehem S.U.I.Z.I.D
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me Colors II
Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Biosphere Cirque
Biosphere Microgravity
Biosphere Dropsonde
Bjork Vespertine
Bjork Debut
Bjork Post
Black Eyes Black Eyes
Black Midi Schlagenheim
Black Moon Enta Da Stage
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Star Black Star
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Blanck Mass World Eater
Blood Incantation Starspawn
Blood Incantation Hidden History of the Human Race
Bloodbath Unblessing the Purity
Blunt Force Trauma (JPN) Vengeance for Nothing
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers Of The Icy Ages
Blut Aus Nord The Work Which Transforms God
Blut Aus Nord Disharmonium - Undreamable Abysses
Boards of Canada In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Bohren und der Club of Gore Dolores
Bohren und der Club of Gore Black Earth
Bonobo Animal Magic
Bonobo Dial 'M' For Monkey
Booba Temps Mort
Boris Flood
Boris Pink
Boris Heavy Rocks
Boris Amplifier Worship
Botanist VI: Flora
Botch An Anthology of Dead Ends
Bound and Gagged Fornicate the Gutted
Bowery Electric Lushlife
Brand New Daisy
Breach It's Me God
Brian Eno Ambient 4: On Land
Brian Eno Ambient 1: Music For Airports
Brutus (BE) Nest
BT This Binary Universe
Buckethead Electric Tears
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On
Burial Truant/Rough Sleeper
Burial Street Halo
Burial Burial
Burnt By the Sun Soundtrack to the Personal Revolution
Burzum Burzum
Burzum Det Som Engang Var
Busta Rhymes The Coming
Can Tago Mago
Candiria 300 Percent Density
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Cannibal Corpse Kill
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse Bloodthirst
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
Cap'n Jazz Analphabetapolothology
Capone-N-Noreaga The War Report
Car Bomb Centralia
Car Bomb Meta
Car Bomb w^w^^w^w
Carbon Based Lifeforms World Of Sleepers
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness
Carnifex Dead in My Arms
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma
Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor
Cave In Until Your Heart Stops
Charles Bronson Youth Attack!
Chelsea Wolfe Apokalypsis
Chelsea Wolfe Pain Is Beauty
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
clipping. There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Clipse We Got It 4 Cheap Volume 2
Clipse Lord Willin'
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Coalesce Give Them Rope, She Said
Coalesce 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening
Cocteau Twins Four-Calendar Cafe
Cocteau Twins Head Over Heels
Coil The New Backwards
Coil The Ape Of Naples
Coldplay Brothers & Sisters
Coldplay The Blue Room
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Coldworld Melancholie²
Common Be
Common Like Water for Chocolate
Converge The Dusk in Us
Converge When Forever Comes Crashing
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge You Fail Me
Converge Axe to Fall
Courtney Barnett The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas
Craniotomy Supply of Flesh Came Just in Time
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cult of Luna The Beyond
Cult of Luna A Dawn to Fear
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange
Curl Up and Die Unfortunately We're Not Robots
Cursive Domestica
Curve Doppelganger
Cynic Focus
Cypress Hill IV
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill III: Temples of Boom
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill
D'Angelo Black Messiah
D'Angelo Voodoo
Daft Punk Homework
Dalek Negro Necro Nekros
Dalek Abandoned Language
DangerDoom The Mouse And The Mask
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
Danny Brown XXX
Danny Brown The Hybrid
Dark Fortress Tales from Eternal Dusk
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Daughters Daughters
Day Of Suffering The Eternal Jihad
Dazzling Killmen Face of Collapse
De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys Plastic Surgery Disasters
Dead Kennedys In God We Trust, Inc.
Deadguy Fixation on a Coworker
Deafheaven Sunbather
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Human
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Symbolic
Death Grips Exmilitary
Death Grips Bottomless Pit
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Death Grips The Money Store
Deathspell Omega Drought
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Deathspell Omega The Furnaces of Palingenesia
Decapitated Nihility
Decapitated The Negation
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
December The Lament Configuration
Deeds of Flesh Path of the Weakening
Deep Puddle Dynamics The Taste of Rain...Why Kneel?
Defeated Sanity Chapters of Repugnance
Defeated Sanity Passages Into Deformity
Defeated Sanity The Sanguinary Impetus
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Ohms
Dehumanized Prophecies Foretold
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien No Need For Alarm
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Delusional Parasitosis Ingurgitating Intestinal Rot
Demigod Slumber of Sullen Eyes
Demilich The Four Instructive Tales... of Decomposition
Demilich The Echo
Depeche Mode Violator
Deprecated Deriding His Creation
Despised Icon The Healing Process
Devourment Obscene Majesty
Devourment Molesting the Decapitated
Devourment 1.3.8.
Digested Flesh The Answer to Infection
Dinosaur Jr. Farm
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been
Dinosaur Jr. Bug
Diphenylchloroarsine Post Apocalyptic Human Annihilation
Disconformity Depravation of Stigma
diSEMBOWELMENT Transcendence into the Peripheral
Disgorge Consume the Forsaken
Disgorge (Mex) Necrholocaust
Disgorge (Mex) Forensick
Disma Towards the Megalith
Dissecting Table Life
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Dizzee Rascal Maths and English
DJ Magic No Hats No Hoods Edition 1
DJ Muggs Vs GZA Grandmasters
DJ Spooky Songs Of A Dead Dreamer
DJ Sprinkles Queerifications & Ruins
DJ Sprinkles Where Dancefloors Stand Still
DMX It's Dark and Hell Is Hot
Do Make Say Think Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord is Dead
Dodheimsgard 666 International
Dog Fashion Disco Anarchists of Good Taste
Don Ellis Soaring
Double Hill Wanna Get EP
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind
Drexciya Neptune's Lair
Dripping Bring the Suffering
Dropdead 2nd LP
Drudkh Forgotten Legends
Drudkh Blood In Our Wells
Drudkh Estrangement
Dub War Wrong Side of Beautiful
Dub War Pain
Duck Duck Goose Noise, Noise and More Noise
Duster Stratosphere
Dying Fetus Killing on Adrenaline
Dying Fetus Wrong One To Fuck With
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
Dying Fetus Stop at Nothing
Dystopia Human = Garbage
Earl Sweatshirt Some Rap Songs
Earth Crisis Destroy the Machines
Earth Crisis Gomorrah's Season Ends
Earth Crisis Firestorm
Ed Rush and Optical Wormhole
Edenic Past Red Amarcord
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Eels Beautiful Freak
Eighteen Visions Yesterday Is Time Killed
Eighteen Visions XVIII
El-P Fantastic Damage
Electric Wizard Come My Fanatics...
Elliott Smith Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Embodyment Embrace the Eternal
Eminem The Slim Shady EP
Eminem Infinite
Emperor Emperor
Enmity Vomit Forth Intestinal Excrement
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Vikingligr Veldi
Entombed Clandestine
Entombed Left Hand Path
Envy The Fallen Crimson
Envy A Dead Sinking Story
Epicardiectomy Putreseminal Morphodysplastic Virulency
Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full
Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh
Eternal Suffering Drowning In Tragedy
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Every Time I Die Ex Lives
Everything But the Girl Walking Wounded
Extermination Dismemberment Serial Urbicide
Extince Binnenlandse Funk
Failure Magnified
Fall Silent Superstructure
Fantomas The Director's Cut
Far Tin Cans with Strings to You
Fear Factory Obsolete
Fennesz Venice
Fiona Apple When the Pawn...
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The LSO Promises
Flying Lotus Cosmogramma
Flying Lotus Los Angeles
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Pinata
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Bandana
From the Dying Sky Truth’s Last Horizon
Fugazi Repeater
Fugazi In on the Kill Taker
Fugazi Red Medicine
Full of Hell and Merzbow Full of Hell and Merzbow
Gang Starr Hard to Earn
Gang Starr Moment of Truth
Gangsta Boo Both Worlds *69
Garbage Disposal Union Carbide
Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele
Ghostface Killah Ironman
Giles Corey Giles Corey
Glass Casket We Are Gathered Here Today...
Glassjaw Material Control
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Glassjaw El Mark
Godflesh Songs of Love and Hate
Godflesh Selfless
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
Goemagot Eradication of Insignificant Beings
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gojira Terra Incognita
Gorevent Abnormal Exaggeration
Gorgoroth Under the Sign of Hell
Gorguts Colored Sands
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gouge Away Burnt Sugar
Green Day Insomniac
Grief Come to Grief
Grimes Art Angels
Gris À L'Âme Enflammée, L'Âme Constellée...
Guru Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1
Guttural Secrete Reek Of Pubescent Despoilment
Guttural Secrete Nourishing the Spoil
H.U.V.A. Network Distances
H.U.V.A. Network Ephemeris
Harold Budd and Brian Eno Ambient 2 - The Plateaux of Mirror
Harold Budd and Brian Eno The Pearl
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Have a Nice Life The Unnatural World
Have Heart Songs to Scream at the Sun
Hella Hold Your Horse Is
Hieroglyphics 3rd Eye Vision
High on Fire Blessed Black Wings
His Hero Is Gone Monuments to Thieves
Hooverphonic A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Hopesfall The Frailty of Words
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Human Remains Using Sickness as a Hero
I:Cube Picnic Attack
I:Cube Adore
Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Ice Cube The Predator
Ice-T O.G. Original Gangster
Immolation Failures for Gods
Immortal Pure Holocaust
Immortal Battles in the North
Imperial Triumphant Alphaville
Imperial Triumphant Vile Luxury
In Flames The Jester Race
In Flames Whoracle
Incantation Onward to Golgotha
Incubus (USA-CA) Morning View
Incubus (USA-CA) Make Yourself
Indian From All Purity
Infernal Revulsion Devastate Under Hallucination
Infest No Man's Slave
Infest Slave
Infester To the Depths... In Degradation
Inquisition Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical...
Insect Warfare World Extermination
Internal Bleeding Voracious Contempt
Internal Bleeding The Extinction of Benevolence
Internal Bleeding Invocation of Evil
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
Intestine Baalism An Anatomy of the Beast
Ion Dissonance Breathing Is Irrelevant
ISIS Oceanic
J Dilla Donuts
Jaga Jazzist A Livingroom Hush
James Morrison Undiscovered
Jamiroquai Emergency on Planet Earth
Jamiroquai Travelling Without Moving
Jan Jelinek Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records
Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope
Jean-Michel Jarre Zoolook
Jenovavirus Demo 1
Jeromes Dream Seeing Means More Than Safety
Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East
Jessie Ware What's Your Pleasure?
This record is kinda like Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia, but more taylor made to fit my personal tastes. Both records obviously draw from similar places sonically, but where Dua Lipa favours to lean towards contemporary and commercial pop aesthetics, Jessie goes deeper down the road of dancier instrumentals and soulful vocals, for a sound that feels less modern and more nostalgic and intoxicating. Where that album ended up losing me, What's Your Pleasure? keeps winning me over even further with its funky and seductive grooves, lavish production and sensual melodies. And don't get it twisted, this is not just another record that cheaply indulges into some retro pastiche purely for the gimmick of it or to seem more sophisticated then it really is, this is very tastefully written, performed, produced, just put together in general. Except for a few tracks that maybe pale a little bit in comparison for me to others like Adore You and Save A Kiss (and even these are not all that bad), this is a really consistently enjoyable record and pretty much the pop highlight of 2020 for me without a doubt.
Jesus Piece Only Self
JME Famous?
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
John Abercrombie Timeless
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
JPEGMAFIA LP! (offline)
Judas Iscariot To Embrace the Corpses Bleeding
Julia Holter Loud City Song
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Jute Gyte Vast Chains
Jute Gyte Young Eagle
Jute Gyte Birefringence
Jute Gyte Ressentiment
Jute Gyte Perdurance
Jute Gyte Ship of Theseus
Jute Gyte Discontinuities
Jute Gyte Verstiegenheit
Jute Gyte Senescence
Jute Gyte Impermanence
Jute Gyte Isolation
Jute Gyte Mitrealität
Kamasi Washington The Epic
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kapitan Korsakov Well Hunger
Kastrated Surge of Festering Spasticity
Kataklysm The Mystical Gate of Reincarnation
Kate Bush Never for Ever
Kate Bush Hounds of Love
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Kayo Dot Blue Lambency Downward
Kayo Dot Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue can be seen as a sort of more heavy sounding nephew record to Choirs Of The Eye, in that it still plays a lot with those prog metal aesthetics that Toby explored so brilliantly on his maudlin of the Well project, but approaches it from a different, more downtrodden and patient angle. This record opens up with very slow and brooding black and death metal inspired passages that feature some of Toby Driver's most manic vocal performances yet which later in the tracklist is balanced out with very melancholic, jazzy and more atmospheric, post rock-y passages as well. Dowsing sounds at times bitter and unhinged like on Gemini Become The Tripod, other times very pondering and exhausted like on the very post-metal sounding On Limpid Form, and sometimes equally pondering but also beautifully sad like on Immortelle And Paper Caravelle. This album does require a bit of a more attentive ear as there is almost nothing immediate or instantly gratifying about it like some Kayo Dot records actually are, for me personally at least. The last two tracks can meander maybe a little too long with its 18 and 14 minute runtime, but even considering that it is a definite highlight in their discograpy and one that you should check out if you're only interested in checking a few albums from Kayo Dot's lengthy catalogue.
Kayo Dot Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Kids See Ghosts Kids See Ghosts
Kind of Like Spitting Nothing Makes Sense Without It
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard I'm In Your Mind Fuzz
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Polygondwanaland
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity
Kingpin Skinny Pimp King Of Da Playaz Ball
Kiss It Goodbye She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not
Kiss It Goodbye Choke
KMD Bl_ck B_st_rds
Koen Holtkamp Field Rituals
Kool Keith Black Elvis/Lost in Space
Korn Issues
Korn Follow the Leader
Krallice Diotima
Krallice Hyperion
Krallice Mass Cathexis
After releasing a string of great, progressive and technically proficient black metal records in the late 2000's and early 2010's, the polarizing New York quartet have been steadily venturing away from their established sound for something that is less tension building and more nimble and riff-oriented, to mixed but overall interesting results. Their first transition certainly was a bit of a surprising change, with 2015's pretty enjoyable Ygg Huur seeing the band going for a very Gorguts-y tech death sound, especially reminiscent of their comeback record Colored Sands for which Colin Marston also played bass and did production for. 2017's Go Be Forgotten saw them embracing a more purist ambient infused black metal aesthetic, as if they were almost jokingly trying to turn their hipster-metal-hating naysayers around, which to me was a cool idea but messy and inconsistent in its execution despite having its moments. With Mass Cathexis however, I feel like the band pulled off its best balance of the angular sound introduced on Ygg Huur and the more spacious direction of their most beloved output, with again incorporating synths and more overall atmosphere in their technical death metal sound. Combining their usual virtuosity again with passages that don't feel as densely packed and also genuinely beautiful at times has resulted in what I feel like is a dynamic 40-minute record where Krallice sound like they're actually back in their element. I may still not prefer it over their first four albums, but this is still their best release since Years Past Matter in my opinion.
Krallice Go Be Forgotten
Krallice Crystalline Exhaustion
Krallice Psychagogue
Kreator Pleasure to Kill
Kronos Colossal Titan Strife
KRS-One Return Of The Boom Bap
Ksiezyc Ksiezyc
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Kylie Minogue Impossible Princess
La Dispute Wildlife
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
Laurent Garnier Unreasonable Behaviour
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
Leftfield Leftism
Letters In Binary Pretty and Perpendicular
Leviathan Verräter
Leviathan Tentacles of Whorror
Leviathan Scar Sighted
Leviathan The Blind Wound
Leviathan Howl Mockery At The Cross
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
Lil Ugly Mane Mista Thug Isolation
Lil Wayne Dedication 2
Lil Wayne Tha Carter
Little Brother The Minstrel Show
Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Liturgy As The Blood Of God Bursts The Veins Of Time
Liturgy Aesthethica
Living Sacrifice The Hammering Process
Living Sacrifice Conceived In Fire
Local H Pack Up the Cats
Loma Prieta I.V.
Low I Could Live in Hope
Luke Vibert Big Soup
Lustmord The Place Where The Black Stars Hang
M.I.A. Arular
Madlib Shades of Blue
Madonna Ray of Light
Madonna Erotica
Magrudergrind Magrudergrind
Malignancy Intrauterine Cannibalism
Malignancy Motivated By Hunger
Mamaleek Come and See
Manes Under Ein Blodraud Maane
Manes Vilosophe
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Marsen Jules Les Fleurs
Maserati Inventions for the New Season
Massacre From Beyond
Mastery Valis
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mattafix Signs Of A Struggle
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
Mayhem Ordo ad Chao
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
MC Solaar Prose Combat
mclusky The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire
mclusky McLusky Do Dallas
Meg Myers Sorry
Melvins Stoner Witch
Melvins Houdini
Melvins Stag
Melvins Bullhead
Merzbow Ikebukuro Dada
Merzbow Merzbird
Merzbow Door Open at 8 am
Merzbow Magnesia Nova
Merzbow Venereology
Merzbow Hybrid Noisebloom
Merzbow Amlux
Merzbow Noisembryo
Merzbow Pulse Demon
Meshell Ndegeocello Peace Beyond Passion
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Koloss
Meshuggah obZen
Metallica Metallica
Method Man Tical
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday
MF DOOM Born Like This
Mgla Exercises in Futility
Miles Davis On the Corner
Milo Who Told You To Think?​?​!​!​?​!​?​!​?​!
Milo So The Flies Don't Come
Mineral The Power of Failing
Ministry The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Ministry Filth Pig
Ministry The Land of Rape and Honey
Minor Threat Minor Threat
Minor Threat Out of Step
Mitochondrion Archaeaeon
Mobb Deep The Infamous
Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Mogwai Come On Die Young
Mogwai Young Team
Moloko Statues
Mono Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined
Monolake Momentum
Morning Again Martyr
Morrissey Vauxhall and I
Morrissey Viva Hate
Morrissey You Are the Quarry
Morser Two Hours To Doom
Motorbass Pansoul
Mount Eerie Clear Moon
Mount Eerie Wind's Poem
Mount Eerie Dawn
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
Mr. Bungle Disco Volante
Mudvayne L.D. 50
My Bloody Valentine m b v
N.E.R.D. In Search Of
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us
Nails Unsilent Death
Napalm Death Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Napalm Death Time Waits for No Slave
Napalm Death Enemy of the Music Business
Napalm Death Smear Campaign
Nara Leao Dez Anos Depois
Nastrond Toteslaut
Nasum Helvete
Natalia Lafourcade Musas Vol. 2
Negura Bunget OM
Neurosis Enemy of the Sun
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis White Lunar
Nick Drake Bryter Layter
Nightmares On Wax Carboot Soul
Nile In Their Darkened Shrines
Nile Annihilation of the Wicked
Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch
Nine Inch Nails Year Zero
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Nirvana Nevermind
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York
Nirvana Bleach
Nostromo (CHE) Ecce Lex
Nujabes Modal Soul
O.G.C. Da Storm
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
Of Feather and Bone Sulfuric Disintegration
Maybe the heaviest band I've heard so far in this newer wave of very cavernous, guttural and pummeling death metal bands that are getting traction in the underground right now. And with so many death metal records shooting for this really clean, robotic sound where everything sounds very edited and digital, this is an absolute blessing for someone like me who really can't stand this type of production and prefers a majority of his music within this genre very ugly and bloodcaked. The production and playing on this record feels very organic but also visceral and hits you like a steamroller with crushingly dense riffs which are engulfed in a thick, smokey atmosphere. The band also goes full throttle, with track after track of monstrously sized ragers that do not let up for a single tangible moment, with the closest to a breather being the really slow, ten tonner of a breakdown in the middle of Noctemnania, or the small bit of ambience at the end of Sulfuric Sodomy. Now, I will say that this torture chamber-like approach threads on being almost to a fault, as listening to this record from front to back can get slightly tiresome and make listening to the music seem like trying to run a marathon with most of these songs being around 5 minutes in length. Luckily, this gets a little dampened by the fact that the record overall is just around half an hour long and doesn't overstay its welcome. Other than that, this is pretty much a solid metal record to my ears and one that I enjoy thoroughly every time I revisit it.
of Montreal Cherry Peel
of Montreal The Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
On Broken Wings Some Of Us May Never See The World
Onyx Bacdafucup
Onyx All We Got Iz Us
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Oranssi Pazuzu Muukalainen Puhuu
Oranssi Pazuzu Kosmonument
Oranssi Pazuzu Mestarin Kynsi
Orbital Orbital 2
Orbital In Sides
Orchid Chaos is Me
Orchidectomy A Prelate's Attrition
Oxmo Puccino Opera Puccino
Pan.Thy.Monium Khaooohs
Pan.Thy.Monium Khaooohs And Kon-Fus-Ion
Pan.Thy.Monium Dawn of Dreams
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
On Autumn Eternal, Austin starts incorporating the folk elements that we came to know most prominently on Kentucky and Roads To The North in a much more suddle way, delivering a record that on the surface seems to go for a heavier, more straightforward black metal sound. This is however not a jab at the actual compositions, as this record at times goes from roaringly aggressive but still melodious to stunningly melancholic and almost cinematic without falling in the usual stereotypical sound pallets that a lot of his american collegues (still) seemed to fall into so easily. The music on this record not only retains its earth-like quality but stays multi-faceted and dynamic throughout, giving it a lot of replay value. Apart from the stunning 4-minute opener, this record is pretty excempt from folky interludes and breaks, but the very winding song structures and progressions that these songs go through are always engaging and interestingly rich, and other things like for example the beautiful synthesizers and bells towards the end of Into The North Woods as well as the sporadic but effective field recordings and post rock influences help to enhance Panopticon's usual emotionally laden roots-y aesthetic even further. As made clear with the title, Autumn Eternal is Austin's ode to autumn's early october atmosphere, and its definitely up there with some of Drudkh's best work in terms of conveying that. Autumn Eternal stands as one of the best not only under the Panopticon name but of metal albums in the 2010's for me as well.
Panopticon Social Disservices
Arguably the bleakest and most DSBM-style album in the Panopticon catalogue, Social Disservices as the album title as well as the names of the songs themselves so obviously imply serves as Austin's critique on the foster system and other social services (by his definition from the more corrupt, christian strain), which I understand he himself worked in for six years. While to me most of Panopticon's records have a very kind of soaring, beautiful nature-esque theme, this record is definitely a bit of a detour with its very cocophonous, depressing and hopeless atmosphere enhanced by the production as well as its incorporation of violins, dramatic, sad lead guitars and beautiful, haunting background vocals. Its definitely not the best produced album from Panopticon and Austin did eventually end up remastering this entire record for his Revisions Of The Past project, citing lack of experience with equipment and as a producer to be a detriment to the sound of the final project. While I'm not going to argue about how well or not the record ended up in its original version with the man who birthed it himself, I personally don't mind it too much as I still find Social Disservices to be a very evocative and moody black metal record with a lot emotional potency which to me is enough to make up for whatever shortcomings it might have on a technical level, and I honestly find the raw, more lo-fi production to work pretty well. I know this record isn't very popular among fans, but its one of my personal favourite Panopticon LP's, and surely one that is a solid addition to the Austin Lunn canon.
Panopticon Roads to the North
Roads To The North sees Austin refining this newfound artistic evolution he found himself in with Kentucky and releases a record that treats the listeners to a way more refined take on his bluegrass meets black metal formula. While Kentucky had some really cocophonous production where to me all the different influences really clashed more often than they worked, this album has all its instrumentation in the right place and features a pretty seamless blend of afformentioned bluegrass and post rock influenced black metal, but also sees the newer incorporation of melodic death metal as well. The folk music, along with some of the progressive rock and post rock passages that makes its way on here is performed to an absolute T and serves as a really beautiful, sweet and melodic counterpart to the heavier black metal instrumentation. This album is arguably the highest watermark for Panopticon, as it perfectly serves itself as a mission statement of what his music is about, and as a result is pretty much the album to check out for anyone who just wants to casually dip their toes in Austin's discography. Roads To The North is a really well performed and dynamically written album with lots of things to like for metal fans of different strains, and its not a surprise to me that its the most popular release to come out of this project so far.
Panopticon Collapse
Paramore After Laughter
Paramore This Is Why
Parasitic Ejaculation Echoes of Depravity
Parasitic Ejaculation Rationing the Sacred Human Remains
Parasitic Ejaculation Isolation
Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Paul Wall The Peoples Champ
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted
Paysage d'Hiver Kristall und Isa
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
Peste Noire L'Ordure a l'etat Pur
Peste Noire Ballade cuntre lo Anemi francor
Petrol Girls Baby
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Pharoah Sanders Karma
Pharoahe Monch Internal Affairs
Pig Destroyer Phantom Limb
Pinback Summer in Abaddon
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd The Wall
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Pixies Bossanova
PJ Harvey White Chalk
PJ Harvey Dry
PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love
Placebo Sleeping with Ghosts
Polvo Today's Active Lifestyles
Porcupine Tree Signify
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways
Portal Outre
Portal's music for me is the sonic equivalency of being slowly sucked into a tar pit underneath a storming sky. It's like an old book of satanic incantations decaying in an attic of an abandoned cabin in the middle of the woods with a beam of single hot orange sunlight peeking through the front window, highlighting all the dust particles flying in its path. It's gloomy, it's occultish, its hard to decipher or even stomach for most.
Portal Swarth
Portal ION
Portishead Portishead
Power Trip Manifest Decimation
Power Trip Nightmare Logic
Powerman 5000 The Blood Splat Rating System
Primus Green Naugahyde
Primus Pork Soda
Prophet Posse Body Parts
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet
Pustulated Pathognomonic Purulency
Putridity Ignominious Atonement
Pyrexia Sermon of Mockery
Quasimoto The Further Adventures of Lord Quas
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Quelle Chris, Chris Keys Innocent Country 2
R.A.P. Ferreira purple moonlight pages
Wisconsin nerd emcee Rory Ferreira has been quite the prolific artist in the very wordy, alternative indierap scene of the 2010's along with other notable peers such as Open Mike Eagle, Ka and Quelle Chris, most prominently under his Milo moniker, and his newest alias R.A.P. Ferreira stands out for putting Rory's heady and poetic verses and (usually) very relaxed delivery over an instrumental pallette of dynamic and jazzy instrumentals. California producer trio The Jefferson Park Boys pretty consistently keep these tracks sonically engaging and interesting, with organic drums, lush vibrophones, mellow keys, strings and righteous horn lines among other things. There is a sort of inviting intimacy throughout the entire record that I find pretty endearing, as well as a tangeable melancholic atmosphere thanks to the beautiful and nocturnal quality of the instrumentals that set the tone for these performances quite well. Despite this record not having much in terms of hooks (with some exceptions), I do think the way a lot of these instrumentals groove along with the little memorable parts worked within them like certain keyboard melodies, horn lines and vocal samples make them quite memorable and replayable, even if the esoteric lyricism of these tracks can be hard to chew on. In fact, I'd say that Rory has a knack for delivering these lyrics in a non-flashy but charismatic way which makes them appear easier to digest than they may be once you go to read further into them.
Racebannon In the Grips of the Light
Radiohead The King of Limbs: From the Basement
Radiohead Amnesiac
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead Hail to the Thief
Radiohead The Bends
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear
Rammstein Herzeleid
Rammstein Reise, Reise
Ras Kass Soul on Ice
RBX The RBX Files
Reagenz Reagenz
Red Hot Chili Peppers Mother's Milk
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Refused Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
Regurgitation Tales of Necrophilia
Reprisal Where Heavy Gloom Dominate
Repugnant Epitome of Darkness
Rest in Gore Culinary Buffet of Hacked Innards
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
Robert Rich & B. Lustmord Stalker
Robinson The Great City
Rodan Rusty
Roisin Murphy Overpowered
Rotten Sound Exit
Rottrevore Iniquitous
Ruin Plague Transmissions (Vol.1)
Ruin Plague Transmissions (Vol.2)
Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 2
Run the Jewels RTJ4
Sade Lovers Rock
Sade Stronger Than Pride
Samael Ceremony Of Opposites
Sanction (NY) The Infringement Of God's Plan
Sanguisugabogg Tortured Whole
Sausage Riddles Are Abound Tonight
Scattered Remnants Destined to Fail
Scientist (JAM) Scientist Meets the Space Invaders
Scorn Evanescence
Sect of Execration Baptized Through Blasphemy
Sepultura Roots
Shabazz Palaces Black Up
Shellac 1000 Hurts
Shift (NY) Spacesuit
Shinichi Atobe Ship-Scope
Shining (SWE) III - Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie
Shining (SWE) IX: Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, ends.
Shining (SWE) IV - The Eerie Cold
Sigh In Somniphobia
Sigh Hail Horror Hail
Sigh Shiki
Sintury Disgorging the Dead
Skalpel Skalpel
Skee Mask Compro
Skee Mask Pool
Skinless Progression Towards Evil
Skinless Foreshadowing our Demise
Skycamefalling To Forever Embrace The Sun
Slayer Reign in Blood
Sleater-Kinney The Woods
Sleep Dopesmoker
Sleep Sleep's Holy Mountain
Sleepsculptor Entry: Dispersal
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Slipknot Slipknot
slowthai Nothing Great About Britain
Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin'
Snapcase End Transmission
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Solar Fields Leaving Home
Sole Bottle Of Humans
Solstafir Köld
Solstafir Masterpiece of Bitterness
Sombres Forets La Mort du Soleil
Sombres Forets Royaume De Glace
Sombres Forets Quintessence
Sortsind Sår
Soulfly Dark Ages
Soundgarden Superunknown
Sparklehorse Good Morning Spider
Spinvis Spinvis
Squarepusher Feed Me Weird Things
Squarepusher Ultravisitor
Stake The Hutch
Stake All Is Chaos
Static-X Wisconsin Death Trip
Static-X Project Regeneration Vol. 1
As someone who used to listen to his fair share of nu-metal in his earlier high school days and who still sees Static-X's debut as a record worth remembering from that era, I was truly surprised in terms of how well this album captured their earlier, rawer sound and overall aesthetic. This first installment of Project Regeneration sounds like it came straight out of 2001, so much so that listening to it keeps me only a couple inches away from throwing on a Follow The Leader tee and booting up my Xbox for an afternoon of Halo CE. Sure, it's by no means perfect and certain elements can come off as a bit gaudy and dated as well as some tracks paling in comparison to others, but a majority of this record is a nice solid dose of stomping industrial alt-metal ragers with the late Wayne Static's throaty expressive vocals gracing the forefront in their prime state. A fantastic way to remember one of the most memorable frontmen in the whole late 90's and early 2000's alternative metal scene.
Static-X Machine
Stereo MCs Connected
Sticky Fingaz Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Strife In This Defiance
Strongarm The Advent of a Miracle
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
Sun Ra Space is the Place
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
Sunn O))) White2
Sunn O))) Metta, Benevolence BBC 6Music...
Supreme NTM Supreme NTM
Swain Howl
Swans Filth
Swans The Great Annihilator
Sweet Trip A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals
Sweet Trip You Will Never Know Why
Sweet Trip Halica: Bliss Out v.11
System of a Down Toxicity
Systral Black Smoker
TAD Inhaler
Taeko Onuki Mignonne
Taeko Onuki Sunshower
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden
Talking Heads Remain in Light
Techno Animal The Brotherhood of the Bomb
Tentacle Centipede Keichitsu
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost Inanimately Soundless
Tetsu Inoue World Receiver
The Black Eyed Peas Behind the Front
The Black Heart Procession 2
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn
The Blood Brothers March On Electric Children
The Blood Brothers Young Machetes
The Body and Full Of Hell One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache
The Books Thought For Food
The Cardigans Gran Turismo
The Cardigans First Band on the Moon
The Chariot Everything Is Alive, Everything Is...
The Chariot The Fiancee
The Cinematic Orchestra Every Day
The Coup Steal This Album
The Cure Faith
The Cure Pornography
The Cure Seventeen Seconds
The Cure Bloodflowers
The Cure Wish
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
The End (CAN) Transfer Trachea Reverberations from Point: False Omniscient
The Field Looping State of Mind
The Great Redneck Hope Behold The Fuck Thunder
The Jesus Lizard Goat
The Knife Deep Cuts
The Mars Volta Amputechture
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Orb Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land
The Psycho Realm The Psycho Realm
The Red Chord Clients
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Roots undun
The Roots Game Theory
The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
The Roots Rising Down
The Roots How I Got Over
The Sawtooth Grin Good.
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina/The Machines of God
The Smashing Pumpkins Gish
The Streets Original Pirate Material
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Sundays Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
The White Stripes De Stijl
The White Stripes White Blood Cells
The White Stripes Elephant
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward
Thievery Corporation The Richest Man in Babylon
Thievery Corporation The Mirror Conspiracy
Thorns Thorns
Three 6 Mafia Smoked Out, Loced Out
Three 6 Mafia Chapter 2: World Domination
Thursday Full Collapse
Tim Buckley Starsailor
Tim Hecker An Imaginary Country
Tim Hecker Mirages
Toby Driver In the L..L..Library Loft
Todd Edwards Prima Edizione
Tommy Wright III Runnin'n Gunnin
Tommy Wright III Ashes 2 Ashes, Dust 2 Dust
Tommy Wright III Feel Me Before They Kill Me
Tool Opiate
Tori Amos Boys for Pele
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Tortoise TNT
Training for Utopia Plastic Soul Impalement
Traumaside Force Fed
Trentemoller The Last Resort
Tricky Maxinquaye
Turnstile Glow On
Tyler, the Creator Flower Boy
Tyler, the Creator IGOR
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
Uboa The Origin Of My Depression
UGK Ridin' Dirty
Ulcerate The Destroyers of All
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver Blood Inside
Unbroken Life. Love. Regret.
Union Of Uranus To This Bearer Of Truth
Unruh Setting Fire to Sinking Ships
Unsane Scattered, Smothered & Covered
Unsane Visqueen
Unwound Challenge For a Civilized Society
Ved Buens Ende Those who Caress the Pale Errorzone
Vektor Terminal Redux
Venom Prison Samsara
Venom Prison Primeval
A very solid collection of re-recordings of the early Defy The Tyrant and The Primal Chaos EP's, which are frankly such an improvement I would have virtually no reason at this point to ever revisit the originals anymore. Larissa Stupar's vocals are of course still pretty monstrous, but they also go in a pretty well-executed, maniacal and sour clean vocal style at certain points throughout the two new songs at the end, which at times are very reminiscent of the vocals Travis Ryan started doing on the later Cattle Decapitation releases. Honestly, Primeval sounds like a real proper full length album rather than just a compilation, thanks to the heavier production and sonic idenitity which makes all of it come together very consistently. These tracks may not be reinventing any wheels or anything, but they're still very ferocious and just plain fun. If you heard 2019's Samsara and already hungered for more, then really look no further than this record right here, because this is some of the best stuff they've done up until this far.
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain
Vision of Disorder Vision of Disorder
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil
Weakling Dead as Dreams
Weather Report Sweetnighter
Ween The Mollusk
Weezer Weezer
Weezer Pinkerton
Weezer The White Album
Wiley Godfather
Will Haven El Diablo
Will Haven Carpe Diem
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Wormed Planisphaerium
Wormed Exodromos
Wormrot Dirge
Wormrot Voices
Wormrot Hiss
Wrench (US) Queen Anne's Revenge
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Xasthur To Violate the Oblivious
Xasthur The Funeral of Being
Xasthur A Gate Through Bloodstained Mirrors
Xasthur/Leviathan Xasthur/Leviathan
Xazraug Unsympathetic Empyrean
Yes Close to the Edge
Youngsta Dubstep Allstars Vol.2
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zeal and Ardor Stranger Fruit

3.5 great
't Hof Van Commerce Rocky 7
't Hof Van Commerce En In Izzegem…
't Hof Van Commerce Ezoa En Niet Anders
...and Oceans A.M.G.O.D.
200 Stab Wounds Piles of Festering Decomposition
200 Stab Wounds Slave to the Scalpel
50 Caliber Internal Bleeding
7 H. Target 0.00 Apocalypse
7 H. Target Psy Slam Damage
7 H. Target Fast-Slow Demolition
7 H. Target Japan Body Hammer
808 State Don Solaris
A Life Once Lost Hunter
A.A.L. (Against All Logic) 2017-2019
Less soulful and deep-house influenced than the debut, leaning more towards a minimalistic, colder and more industrial aesthetic instead. The first two tracks might give the impression that 2017-2019 is a continuation of the warmer, more welcoming sounds we've come to know from the Against All Logic project with their catchy and accessible vocal samples, but later tracks like With An Addict and Alarm make abundantly clear that Nicolas Jaar is in a different artistic headspace this time around. 2017-2019's sound palette is emphasized with metallic samples, minimal grooves and a dronier ambience, not too unlike the sounds you might hear on an Autechre record, only less mechanical and more accessible and dancefloor oriented. Despite my comparison to the previous record, the music on 2017-2019 still holds a certain identity that feels like a logical sonic progression from the debut, thanks in part to some of the more lighter and more uplifting elements that get introduced later in the tracklist on the song Penny and the fragmented vocal samples on You (Forever). I don't like this record quite as much as the debut, but I still think this is another great addition to the Against All Logic canon.
Abigor Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)
Aborted The Necrotic Manifesto
Aborted The Archaic Abattoir
Aborted Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
Aborted Engineering the Dead
Aborted Global Flatline
Aborted TerrorVision
Aborted Fetus Goresoaked Clinical Accidents
Ad Nauseam Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
Aesop Rock Float
Aesop Rock Bazooka Tooth
Aesop Rock x Blockhead Garbology
Afterbirth Psychopathic Embryotomy
Agalloch The White
Agalloch Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Akhlys The Dreaming I
Alcest Le Secret
Alcest Kodama
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
Alcest Spiritual Instinct
Algiers Algiers
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor
Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys
Alienation Mental Ball Spouter
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
Amenra Mass VI
Amenra Mass III
Amenra De Doorn
Amenra Mass V
Amenra Mass IIII
American Head Charge The Feeding
Amesoeurs Ruines Humaines
Amy Winehouse Frank
An Albatross Blessphemy (Of The Peace-Beast Feastgive
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Her
Anaal Nathrakh When Fire Rains Down From the Sky...
Anderson .Paak Malibu
Anderson .Paak Oxnard
Andy Stott Luxury Problems
Andy Stott Faith in Strangers
Animosity Shut It Down
Animosity Empires
Anna von Hausswolff All Thoughts Fly
2 years after Dead Magic, which is widely considered to be Anna's most creatively successful record, she makes the bold and daring artistic choice to not recreate or build upon the sound that shaped her newfound audience but rather strip things back completely for a very serene and atmospheric neo-classical ambient record. No vocals or any additional instrumentation, just her creating these songs entirely from the ground up with the single most prominent asset of her entire career, the pipe organ, which has Anna playing these rising and cascading sonic landscapes that are very beautiful and cinematic and less tense and dramatic than some of her earlier records have been at times. For an album with a sound of this scope it is kind of on the shorter side of things, and I also find that the first two tracks, while still very pretty, end a little abruptly and lack the progression and buildup of the tracks following them, which to me is really where the record becomes its most vivid and entrancing. As a result I think this album doesn't quite reach the potential for me that it could have, but it's still a very captivating effort that apart from a slow start blossoms and ends quite stunningly.
Anomalistic Human Decimation
Antigama Discomfort
Aphex Twin Syro
Apoptosis Gutrectomy Eugenics Of Terrestrial Existence
Arsonists Get All the Girls Hits From the Bow
Arsonists Get All the Girls The Game Of Life
Artificial Brain Artificial Brain
Artificial Brain Infrared Horizon
As the Sun Sets 7744
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.
Ashlar (BEL) Enthroned In A So Called Heaven
At the Drive-In Vaya
At the Gates Gardens of Grief
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Atari Teenage Riot 60 Second Wipeout
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly
Atmosphere You Can't Imagine How Much Fun...
Aurora (NOR) A Different Kind of Human - Step 2
Aurora (NOR) The Gods We Can Touch
Autechre Amber
Autechre Envane
Autechre Garbage
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Autopsy Morbidity Triumphant
Baalsebub The Sickness of the Holy Inquisition
Backxwash God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of I
Bad Brains Bad Brains
Bad Brains I Against I
Baphomet (NY) The Dead Shall Inherit
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Bathory Hammerheart
Batushka Panihida
Beastie Boys Check Your Head
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Beatrik Journey Trough the End of Life
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Behemoth Evangelion
Behemoth The Satanist
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behemoth Thelema.6
Behemoth Satanica
Beherit Drawing Down the Moon
Behold... The Arctopus Skullgrid
Behold... The Arctopus Nano-Nucleonic Cyborg Summoning
Bell Witch Four Phantoms
Belphegor Lucifer Incestus
Belphegor Pestapokalypse VI
Bender Jehovah's Hitlist
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me Automata I
Between the Buried and Me Automata II
Beyonce Renaissance
Big Black Atomizer
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
I like many others had a lot of initial annoyance towards Billie due to all the extensive PR promotion that I had to run into since last year, and even though I got over it, I can't blame anyone who still hasn't at this point. Listening and returning to this record though, I found myself being impressed to an extent that I would never have seen myself be with an artist of Billie's caliber. From the beat switch on Bad Guy, the beautiful vocal lines all over Xanny, the trebly bass riffing on All The Good Girls Go To Hell, the sweet and sticky hook of Wish You Were Gay, the sad, warbled pre-chorus on ilomilo and the mournful balladry of Listen Before I Go, Billie and her brother Finneas serve the listener with some lowkey but still well groomed production and songwriting. I do find Billie's tendency to use her almost whisper-quiet vocal delivery as a crutch to be somewhat grating, and even though she definitely makes attempts throughout to make her vocals a bit more dynamic, I wish she would do it way more often. The lyrics can run a little edgy, but I don't find them anywhere close to the melodramatic, tear stained diary-level poetry that I was expecting to get, and actually think there are moments where they're kinda clever and witty. I unfortunately, despite the commendable consistency of the music, find some parts to be less memorable and maybe a bit bland, like the choruses of You should See Me In A Crown and Bury A Friend which got old for me way too quickly. Overall, I do walk away liking this album, and I see Billie as an artist who has taken a pretty big step into coming more into her own.
Black Breath Sentenced To Life
Black Breath Razor To Oblivion
Black Country, New Road For the first time
Black Midi Cavalcade
Black Star No Fear of Time
Bloodbath Nightmares Made Flesh
Bloodbath Breeding Death
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Bloodbath The Fathomless Mastery
Bloodlet Entheogen
Blur Blur
Blur Parklife
Blur The Magic Whip
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
Blut Aus Nord 777 - The Desanctification
Blut Aus Nord Ultima Thulee
Boa (UK) The Race of a Thousand Camels
Boards of Canada Tomorrow's Harvest
Bodies In The Gears Of The Apparatus/Despised Icon Split
Bodybox Through The Bongfire
Bohren und der Club of Gore Geisterfaust
Bongripper Satan Worshipping Doom
Boris Absolutego
Boris Akuma no Uta
Bosse-de-Nage All Fours
Botanist III: Doom in Bloom / Allies
Botanist IV: Mandragora
Botanist Hammer of Botany
Botanist Collective: The Shape of He to Come
Botanist Ecosystem
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Britney Spears Blackout
Brockhampton SATURATION
Brodequin Methods of Execution
Broken Hope Loathing
Broken Note Exit the Void
Brutal Truth Need to Control
Brutus (BE) Burst
Burial South London Boroughs
Burial Ghost Hardware
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest
Burning The Masses Mind Control
Burnt By the Sun The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good
Burzum Fallen
Burzum Belus
Burzum Aske
Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes...
Busta Rhymes Extinction Level Event
Busta Rhymes Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God
ByoNoiseGenerator Turbulent Biogenesis
ByoNoiseGenerator Neuromechanica
Cadaver ...In Pains
Cage (USA-NY) Hell's Winter
Calvaiire Forceps
Cam'ron Purple Haze
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career
Candiria Process of Self-Development
Candiria Surrealistic Madness
Candiria Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Cannabis Corpse Tube of the Resinated
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Cannibal Corpse Gallery of Suicide
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
Cannibal Corpse Violence Unimagined
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Cannibalistic Infancy Dominant Inhumanity
Canvas (UK) Canvas
Captain Murphy Duality
Car Seat Headrest Teens of Denial
Car Seat Headrest Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)
Carbon Based Lifeforms Hydroponic Garden
Carcass Heartwork
Carnal Disfigurement Inhuman Devoured Content From Cranial Cavity
Carnifex Love Lies in Ashes
Cattle Decapitation Humanure
Cave In Jupiter
Cee Lo Green Cee-Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections
Cenotaph Reincarnation in Gorextasy
Cenotaph Precognition to Eradicate
Cephalotripsy Promo 2011
Cephalotripsy Demo 2006
Cephalotripsy Promo 2007
Cerebral Bore Maniacal Miscreation
Cerebral Hemorrhage (NY) Exempting Reality
Cerebral Incubation Gonorrhea Nodule Mastication
Cerebral Incubation Bifurcation Of Promordial Slamateurs
Cerebral Incubation Asphyxiating on Excrement
Cerebral Rot Excretion Of Mortality
Chamber (US) Ripping/Pulling/Tearing
Charles Manson Lie
Chelsea Wolfe Hiss Spun
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Circa Survive Juturna
Clawfinger Use Your Brain
clipping. CLPPNG
Clouded (BE) Inheritance
Coalesce 002: A Safe Place
Coalesce OX
Cock and Ball Torture Sadochismo
Cocteau Twins Milk and Kisses
Cocteau Twins Garlands
Code Orange Forever
Coldplay X&Y
Coldworld Autumn
Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains The Big Eyeball In The Sky
Converge No Heroes
Converge Bloodmoon: I
Coprobaptized Cunthunter Failure Prosthesis
Coroner Grin
Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
Courtney Barnett sometimes i sit and think, and sometimes i just sit
Cragataska Utanç
Cranial Incisored Rebuild: The Unfinished Interpretation of Irration
Cranial Osteotomy Victim of Wicked Sickness
Crawlspace Dont Get Mad... Get Even!
Cryptopsy Ungentle Exhumation
Cryptopsy Whisper Supremacy
Cult of Luna Cult of Luna
Currensy Pilot Talk
Currensy Pilot Talk II
Cursed II
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Daft Punk Discovery
Dalek Gutter Tactics
Danny Brown uknowhatimsayin¿
Danzig Danzig
Dark Fortress Ylem
Dark Funeral In The Sign...
Darkside Psychic
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darkthrone Hate Them
Darkthrone Old Star
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
Dawn of Orion For the Lust of Prophecies Undone
Dawn of Orion On Broken Wings
Dead in the Dirt The Blind Hole
Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Death Leprosy
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Grips Year of the Snitch
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Death Grips Steroids (Crouching Tiger Hidden Gabber Megamix)
Declaime Andsoitisaid
Defeated Sanity Prelude to the Tragedy
Deformity Misanthrope
Deformity Murder Within Sin
Deftones B-Sides and Rarities
Dehumanized Terminal Punishment (Demo)
Deicide Deicide
Delusional Parasitosis / Ecchymosis / Dissevered / Bleeding Scaphism 4-Way Split
Denzel Curry TA13OO
Denzel Curry Zuu
Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion
Depraved Murder Manifestation
Depressive Silence Depressive Silence II
Descendents Milo Goes to College
Despised Icon Day Of Mourning
Despised Icon The Ills Of Modern Man
Despised Icon Consumed By Your Poison
Destroyer Kaputt
Devour The Unborn Meconium Pestilent Abomination
Devour The Unborn Liturgy of Irreverent Oblation
Devourment Conceived in Sewage
Dido Life For Rent
Die Antwoord $O$
Dim Mak The Emergence of Reptilian Altars
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dinosaur Jr. I Bet on Sky
Dinosaur Jr. Green Mind
Diphenylchloroarsine Subterranean Existential Warfare
Disembodied The Confession
Disembodied Diablerie
Disgorge Cognitive Lust of Mutilation
Disgorge Cranial Impalement
Disgorge Parallels of Infinite Torture
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Dizzee Rascal Showtime
DJ Bailey Intelligent Drum Bass
DJ Boring Winona
DJ Krush Strictly Turntablized
DJ Screw 3 'N The Mornin' (Part Two)
DMX Flesh Of My Flesh, Blood Of My Blood
Double Hill Double Hill & Jerome C - I Need Love
Dr. Dre Compton
Dr. Dre 2001
Drowningman Busy Signal At The Suicide Hotline
Drowningman Rock And Roll Killing Machine
Drums Are For Parades Master
Duck Duck Goose Off Yourself
Dying Fetus War of Attrition
Dying Fetus Descend Into Depravity
Dying Fetus Grotesque Impalement
Dying Fetus Bathe in Entrails (Demo)
Dyskinesia Micturating Deposits...
Dystopia The Aftermath...
Eagles Of Death Metal Peace Love Death Metal
Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
Earl Sweatshirt Sick!
Earth Hex: Or Printing In the Infernal Method
Earth Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions
Earth/Sunn O))) Angel Coma
Ecchymosis Ritualistic Intercourse Within Abject Surrealism
Ecchymosis Aberrant Amusement in Cadaveric Vomitplay
Effluence Psychocephalic Spawning
Eighteen Visions Inferno
Ever since reuniting Eighteen Visions have been starting to throw it back to the heavier metalcore roots of their early days in the late 90's and early 2000's, when they were dropping very respected albums with Yesterday Is Time Killed and Until The Ink Runs Out, which contrast quite heavily with the hardrock and alternative metal stylings of their "fashioncore" days. In 2020, they have turned in with a vengeance once again with a pretty enjoyable EP of metalcore ragers. The final track The Perils Of Sin ties this EP up pretty nicely by incorporating these doomy, brooding acoustic passages and angsty, softly sung vocals in the verses which totally remind me of something late 90's When Forever Comes Crashing-era Converge would do.
Eighteen Visions Lifeless
Eighteen Visions No Time For Love
Eighteen Visions 1996
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Electric Wizard Electric Wizard
Electric Wizard Witchcult Today
Electric Wizard Black Masses
Electric Wizard Supercoven
Eminem The Eminem Show
Emit The Dark Bleeding
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Emperor Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Employed To Serve Greyer than You Remember
Employed To Serve The Warmth Of A Dying Sun
Enduser Comparing Paths
Enmity Emotionless Addiction to Butchery
Enthroned Towards the Skullthrone of Satan
Entombed Wolverine Blues
Epicardiectomy Grotesque Monument of Paraperversive Transfixion
Epicardiectomy Relics From Malodorous Pile
Erykah Badu Worldwide Underground
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Every Time I Die The Big Dirty
Every Time I Die Radical
Every Time I Die Gutter Phenomenon
Every Time I Die Low Teens
Example We Didn't Invent The Remix
Example What We Made
Example (US) Impulses
Extince Toch?
Eyehategod Eyehategod
Facedown Beyond All Horizons
Failure In The Future Your Body Will Be The Furthest Thing From Your Mind
Failure Wild Type Droid
Faith No More Sol Invictus
Faithless Sunday 8PM
Fall Silent Nineteenhundredninetyseven
Fall Silent Drunken Violence
Falls of Rauros Vigilance Perennial
Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Fear Before Odd How People Shake
Fear Factory Soul of a New Machine
Feist The Reminder
Fever Ray Fever Ray
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Fiona Apple Extraordinary Machine
Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters
Fluisteraars Bloem
Fluisteraars third album Bloem is a very spring-themed and beautiful black metal record laced with anthemic and melodically rich chord progressions, as well as a meriad of extra instrumentation like trumpets, trombone, tambourine, strings, piano among other things creating a very beautiful sound pallette. Being someone from belgium I did have to get used to hearing wretched vocals screaming dutch lyrics with that unmistakably recognizable dutch accent, but apart from that I was pretty much enamored with this thing right from the start. It might not be the most experimental or unique black metal around the block by any means, but what it sets out to do it does pretty well in my opinion.
Fluisteraars Gegrepen Door de Geest der Zielsontluiking
Flying Lotus 1983
Foals Antidotes
Foo Fighters Foo Fighters
Found Hanging Spilled Forth Despoiled Remnants
Frank T Frank Attack
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
From Autumn to Ashes Too Bad You're Beautiful
Frontierer Unloved
Frontierer Orange Mathematics
Frontierer Oxidized
Fu Manchu Daredevil
Fuel Sunburn
Full of Hell Rudiments of Mutilation
Full of Hell Trumpeting Ecstasy
Full of Hell Music From The Dial
Full of Hell Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home
Full of Hell Weeping Choir
Full of Hell Garden of Burning Apparitions
Funeral Goat Mass Ov Perversion
Future of the Left How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Gangsta Pat Deadly Verses
Gas Narkopop
Gas Rausch
Gas Der Lange Marsch
Gatecreeper Sonoran Depravation
Gatecreeper Deserted
Gaza He Is Never Coming Back
Gaza East
Geggy Tah Sacred Cow
Gehenna (USA) The War Of The Sons Of Light And The Sun
Genghis Tron Dead Mountain Mouth
Genghis Tron Board Up the House
George Clanton Slide
Ghetto 2000 & Life
Ghetto Freedom Of Speech
Ghoul Transmission Zero
Glossectomy Impediments from Dysplasia
Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
Goatwhore Blood For The Master
Gojira The Link
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gorillaz Gorillaz
Graal Sigullum Naturae
Graveland Following the Voice of Blood
Green Day Dookie
Grief Depression
Grimes Miss Anthropocene
Grimes long awaited album, coming in hot after what is easily the most hectic and controversial period of her career, has simultaneously pleased and dissapointed me. On one hand I think there are a handful of standout cuts which to me are some of her best to date like Forever, My Name Is Dark (whose unapologetically edgy lyrics admittedly are a bit hard to take serious in places), 4AM and New Gods, but the tracklist sadly is not excempt from noticeably weaker cuts as well like You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around and Violence. Stylistically Miss Anthropocene has the tendency to go all over the place, more so than any other Grimes album, jumping from gothed out, soaring alt metal and breakbeats to folk or ambient infused pop and synthesizer balladry, making for a record that is as ambitious as it is inconsistent. Conceptually I can't help but feel like the whole "global warming/end of the world" theme has been greatly oversold by Grimes on her social media, as apart from making some allusions to it like on New Gods this album just kinda reads more like a sadder, more personal record, largely inspired by the events of the preceding years in her career and personal life. I frankly don't think this record was worth all the drama that it created in that regard. Still, I'll say that with Miss Anthropocene Grimes has delivered a pop record that is pretty enjoyable overall, as none of the songs here to me read as truly awful, and at 10 tracks it doesn't overstay its welcome too long either.
Gris Neurasthénie
Gulch Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
Gutfed The Reign Of Pure Madness And Contagious Perversio
Guttural Disease Periodical Torment
Guttural Slug Megalodon
Haemophagia From Sickness to Cult
Hanuman Demo 2021
Harvest Transitions
Harvest Living With A God Complex
Hatebreed Perseverance
Hatebreed Rise of Brutality
Havohej Dethrone the Son of God
Havohej The Black Mist
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
Heaven Shall Burn Deaf to Our Prayers
Hellhammer Satanic Rites
Hellvetron Death Scroll of Seven Hells...
Helmet Meantime
Helmet Strap It On
Heltah Skeltah Magnum Force
Hiatus Kaiyote Mood Valiant
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
High on Fire Luminiferous
HIM Razorblade Romance
His Hero Is Gone Fifteen Counts of Arson
Holly Herndon Platform
Hooverphonic Blue Wonder Power Milk
HORSE the band The Mechanical Hand
HORSE the band R. Borlax
Hot Water Music Caution
Hum Inlet
I am the person that added this album to the database, imagine how I feel
Hysterorrhexis Maggots Infest The Limb
IAM L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent
Ichiko Aoba 0
Iglooghost Neo Wax Bloom
Igorrr Savage Sinusoid
Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
Impaled Nazarene Ugra-Karma
In Flames Colony
In Flames Lunar Strain
Incubus (USA-CA) Fungus Amongus
Infected Malignity The Malignity Born from Despair
Infest (FR) Moshroom
Injury Reserve By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Insect Warfare At War With Grindcore
Integrity To Die For
Integrity Those Who Fear Tomorrow
Integrity Howling, For the Nightmare Shall Consume
Internal Bleeding Driven to Conquer
Internal Bleeding Perpetual Degradation
Internal Bleeding Corrupting Influence
Interpol Antics
Iwrestledabearonce Hail Mary
James Blake James Blake
James Ferraro Terminus
Jane (GER) A Doorway to Elsewhere
Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson Janet.
Japanese Breakfast Jubilee
Jawbox Novelty
Jay-Z Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life
Jay-Z American Gangster
Jerome S/T Demo
Jesus Piece Jesus Piece
Jimmy Chamberlin Complex Life Begins Again
Jimmy Eat World Static Prevails
Joaquin Sabina Yo, Mi, Me, Contigo
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Job for a Cowboy Demo 2004
Joey Badass 1999
John Coltrane Blue Train
John Frum A Stirring In The Noos
Jon Hopkins Immunity
Jonwayne Rap Album Two
Jotgrimm Gramessteig
Judas Iscariot Distant In Solitary Night
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Jute Gyte Ghost Sickness
Jute Gyte The Rib
Jute Gyte Laocoön
Juvenile 400 Degreez
Kahn Dread/Late Night Blues
Kairon IRSE! Ujubasajuba
Kaliber 44 W 63 Minuty Dookoła Świata
Kanye West Graduation
Kanye West 808s and Heartbreak
Kataklysm Sorcery
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Kayo Dot Coyote
Kayo Dot Gamma Knife
Kazumoto Endo While You Were Out
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Kendrick Lamar untitled unmastered.
Kero Kero Bonito Time 'n' Place
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Kid Koala Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Killing Joke Killing Joke (2003)
King Geedorah Take Me to Your Leader
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Gumboot Soup
Knocked Loose A Tear in the Fabric of Life
Korn The Nothing
Korn Neidermeyers Mind
Korn Untouchables
Korn Life Is Peachy
Kosheen Resist
Krallice Ygg Huur
Krallice Prelapsarian
Krallice Demonic Wealth
Krallice Orphan of Sickness
Krisiun The Great Execution
Kvelertak Meir
Kylie Minogue Fever
La Dispute Rooms of the House
La Dispute Vancouver
La The Darkman Heist Of The Century
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Wrath
Lard The Last Temptation of Reid
Lethargy (USA-NY) It's Hard to Write with a Little Hand
Leviathan A Silhouette in Splinters
Liars They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
Liars Drum's Not Dead
Lil Wayne Tha Carter II
Lil Wayne Da Drought 3
Lil Wayne No Ceilings
Limp Bizkit Significant Other
Linkin Park Meteora
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Little Simz GREY Area
Liturgy Renihilation
Liturgy The Ark Work
Liturgy Origin of the Alimonies
Liturgy (DM) Dawn of Ash
Locrian Infinite Dissolution
Lord Mantis Pervertor
Loscil Submers
Lotto Elite Feline
Ludacris Word Of Mouf
Ludacris Back For The First Time
Ludacris Chicken-n-Beer
Ludicra Fex Urbis Lex Orbis
Lugubrum De Vette Cuecken
Lugubrum De Totem
Lugubrum De Ware Hond
Lunar Aurora Elixir of Sorrow
Lunatic Mauvais oeil
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Luti-Kriss Throwing Myself
Lykathea Aflame Elvenefris
M.I.A. Kala
Machine Girl WLFGRL
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Machine Head The More Things Change...
Magnacite Safety In The Workplace
Magrudergrind Rehashed
Manu Chao Proxima Estacion: Esperanza
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
Massive Attack Protection
Massive Attack Blue Lines
Massive Attack 100th Window
Masta Ace A Long Hot Summer
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Leviathan
Mattafix Rhythm & Hymns
Matthew Dear Black City
Mayhem Deathcrush
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Mayhem Chimera
Mayhem Daemon
MC Solaar Qui seme le vent recolte le tempo
Megan Thee Stallion Fever
Melt-Banana Fetch
Melt-Banana Charlie
Merauder Master Killer
Merzbow Merzbeat
Merzbow Aqua Necromancer
Merzbow Tauromachine
Merzbow Vibractance
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Method Man and Redman Blackout!
Mgla With Hearts Toward None
Mgla Age of Excuse
Mgla Groza
Mgla Further Down the Nest
Mgla Mdlosci
Mgla Presence
MGMT Congratulations
Michael Jackson Thriller
Mike Patton Mondo Cane
Milanese Extend
Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy
Mindless Self Indulgence Tight
Ministry Twitch
Misericordiam Unanimity and the Cessation of Hostility
Missy Elliott Under Construction
Missy Elliott Miss E… So Addictive
Moby Animal Rights
Moloko I Am Not A Doctor
Monolake Archaeopteryx
Morbid Angel Gateways to Annihilation
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morcheeba Big Calm
Morning Again As Tradition Dies Slowly
Morphine Good
Morrissey Your Arsenal
Mortification Scrolls of the Megilloth
Mount Eerie Now Only
Mount Eerie Lost Wisdom
MouthBreather (USA-MA) Pig
mum Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK
Murder Construct Results
Murmur (CHI) Murmur
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse Absolution
My Dying Bride Turn Loose the Swans
Myocardial Infarction Cannibalistic Gore of Grotesque
N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds
N.O.D. Niggaz of Destruction
Nachtmystium Instinct: Decay
Naked City Naked City
Napalm Death Harmony Corruption
Napalm Death Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration
Nas Magic
Natalia Lafourcade Un Canto por México‚ Vol․ 2
Natalia Lafourcade Un Canto por México‚ Vol․ 1
Natalia Lafourcade Natalia Lafourcade
Necrocide Vomit Forth Blood
Necroexophilia Frantic Visions of A Xenogod
Nelly Furtado Whoa, Nelly!
Neoandertals Ebu Gogo Gutting The Child
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Nicolas Jaar Space Is Only Noise
Nicolas Jaar Sirens
Nile Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
Nile Black Seeds of Vengeance
Nine Nine Livez
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
Nine Inch Nails The Slip
Nine Inch Nails Still
Nirvana Incesticide
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom
Nora Loser's Intuition
Norma Jean O' God, the Aftermath
Norma Jean The Anti Mother
Nostromo (CHE) Eyesore
Nothingface An Audio Guide to Everyday Atrocity
Nothingface Violence
Oathbreaker Rheia
Oathbreaker Maelstrom
Oblivionized Abhorrent Evolution
Old Nick A New Generation Of Vampiric Conspiracies
Oliver Hart The Many Faces Of Oliver Hart
Om God Is Good
Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal
Onyx Shut 'Em Down
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Orchid
Opgezwolle Vloeistof
Oranssi Pazuzu Valonielu
Orchid Orchid
Ornette Coleman The Shape of Jazz to Come
OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Pale Creation Twilight Haunt
Palms Palms
Panjabi MC Beware
Panopticon .​.​.​And Again into the Light
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Paul Desmond Take Ten
Pavement Watery, Domestic
Paysage d'Hiver Einsamkeit
Paysage d'Hiver Steineiche
Paysage d'Hiver Schattengang
Paysage d'Hiver Im Wald
Peeping Tom Peeping Tom
Peste Noire Lorraine Rehearsal
Peste Noire La Chaise-Dyable
Peste Noire Peste Noire
Peste Noire Folkfuck Folie
Pharmacist Medical Renditions of Grinding Decomposition
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Pig Destroyer 38 Counts of Battery
Pig Destroyer Book Burner
Pig Destroyer Natasha
Pig Destroyer Explosions in Ward 6
Pig Destroyer Painter of Dead Girls
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Pissgrave Suicide Euphoria
Pissgrave Pissgrave (Demo)
Pissgrave Posthumous Humiliation
Pitchshifter Industrial
PJ Harvey Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Plan B Who Needs Actions When You've Got Words
Playing Enemy Cesarean
Plug Drum n Bass for Papa
Poison the Well Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Poison the Well Tear From the Red
Poison the Well Versions
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot
Polyphia New Levels New Devils
Poppy EAT (NXT Soundtrack)
Poppy Seed Grinder Oppressed Reality
Poppy Seed Grinder Humanophobia
Portal Vexovoid
Portal Seepia
Portal Avow
Powerman 5000 True Force
Primal Scream Screamadelica
Primus Antipop
Primus Tales from the Punchbowl
Primus The Brown Album
Project Pat Ghetty Green
Prong Cleansing
Prurient Bermuda Drain
Pulkas Greed
Punch Punch
Pupil Slicer Mirrors
Pustulated 2002 Demo
Pyrexia Liturgy of Impurity
Quasimoto Astronaut EP
Quasimoto Yessir Whatever
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age Queens of the Stone Age
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Quicksand Manic Compression
R.A.P. Ferreira The Light Emitting Diamond Cutter Scriptures
Raketkanon RKTKN#2
Raketkanon RKTKN#1
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Redman Doc's Da Name 2000
Regicide Extreme Intent Fatal Effect
Repudilation Purging Of Impurity
Revenge (CAN) Behold.Total.Rejection
Richard Dawson and Circle Henki
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things
Rina Sawayama RINA
Rina Sawayama Sawayama
Initially when this dropped I felt underwhelmed by a notably large portion of the tracklist, but when returning to it at the end of the year it was like my ears suddenly had warmed up more to the melodies, to quite a significant degree even I would say. Even though sonically these tracks aren't all completely my cup of tea from front to back, a lot of these choruses are actually pretty sweet and irresistible, and at times even really save some tracks from falling flat. I find the track Snakeskin a bit of an odd choice to end the record off with especially with the very anthemic ballad-heavy Chosen Family coming before it, and also thought the alternative metal influence could have been fleshed out further and spread out into other tracks on the record, but other than that, this is a pretty fine and fun pop record from one of the genres biggest trailblazers going at the moment.
Ringworm Justice Replaced By Revenge
Rob Zombie Hellbilly Deluxe
Rolo Tomassi Cosmology
Rolo Tomassi Grievances
Rorschach Remain Sedate
Rotten Sound Cursed
Rotting Christ Non Serviam
Rotting Christ Thy Mighty Contract
Royksopp Melody A.M.
Ryuichi Sakamoto Async
Sabbat (JPN) The Dwelling
Sade Soldier Of Love
Sanction (NY) Broken In Refraction
Sanguisugabogg Pornographic Seizures
Sanguisugabogg Homicidal Ecstasy
Seal Seal II
Sean Paul The Trinity
See You Next Tuesday Intervals
SeeYouSpaceCowboy Songs for the Firing Squad
The vocals can get a little hit or miss for me when they're not growling or shrieking, but I can't deny this does make me nostalgic for all the similarly spastic and grindy metalcore from the early to mid-2000's.
Sentence War
Sepultura Schizophrenia
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Sepultura Arise
Setsubun Bean Unit Setsubun Bean Unit
Shakira Fijacion Oral Vol. 1
Shellac Terraform
Shellac Excellent Italian Greyhound
Shellac Dude Incredible
Shelter Mantra
Shinda Saibo No Katamari Ostriched Existence
Shinda Saibo No Katamari Saibogu
Shiner Lula Divinia
Shinichi Atobe Butterfly Effect
Shining (NOR) Blackjazz
Shining (SWE) VI - Klagopsalmer
Shining (SWE) II - Livets Andhallplats
Shlohmo Vacation
Shlohmo Bad Vibes
Short Bus Pile Up Repulsive Display of Human Upholstery
Sigh Scorn Defeat
Sigh Scenes from Hell
Sigh Scenario IV: Dread Dreams
Sigh Heir to Despair
Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic
Six Brew Bantha Six Brew Bantha
Skee Mask Shred
Skepta Konnichiwa
Skinless Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead
Skream Skream!
Slayer Hell Awaits
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out
Slint Spiderland
Snapcase Designs for Automotion
Sodom Agent Orange
Sodom In War and Pieces
Soils Of Fate Crime Syndicate
Sons Of Abraham Termites In His Smile
Soupcans Altered States
Spawn of Possession Church of Deviance
Spawn of Possession Cabinet
Spellling The Turning Wheel
Spiritbox Singles Collection
Spoon Girls Can Tell
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy
Stampin' Ground Carved From Empty Words
State Craft To Celebrate the Forlorn Seasons
Static-X Start A War
Static-X Cannibal
Steve Roach Quiet Music 2
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life
Stone Temple Pilots Core
Stormtroopers of Death Speak English or Die
Strife One Truth
Suffocation Pinnacle of Bedlam
Sugar Ray Lemonade And Brownies
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence (EP)
Sunn O))) White1
Sunn O))) ØØ Void
Sunn O))) Flight of the Behemoth
Sunn O))) Oracle
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
T.I. Urban Legend
Team Sleep Team Sleep
Teebee Through The Eyes Of A Scorpion
Tempa T All-Star Pars
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost Slowly Peeling Flesh From Inside Of A Folded Hand
Terrorizer World Downfall
The Acacia Strain It Comes in Waves
The Architex Incision
The Black Dahlia Murder Nightbringers
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Eyed Peas Bridging the Gap
The Black Heart Rebellion Har Nevo
The Black Keys Rubber Factory
The Blood Brothers This Adultery Is Ripe
The Body I’ve Seen All I Need To See
The Chariot Wars and Rumors of Wars
The Chariot One Wing
The Chariot Long Live
The Cranberries No Need to Argue
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Fall of Troy Mukiltearth
The Game The Documentary
The Get Up Kids Something to Write Home About
The Great Redneck Hope 'Splosion
The Jesus Lizard Down
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
The Mars Volta Tremulant
The Microphones Microphones in 2020
17 years after putting The Microphones name to rest in exchange for continuing as Mount Eerie (and a mostly similar sound honestly), Phil Elverum brings this seminal and career-defining project back to put out a pretty ambitious, 44-minute autobiographical song detailing its entire origin story and career trajectory. Wether its early Microphones releases going into excruciating detail about recording and equipment, dabbling into a bit of black metal on 2009's Wind's Poem, going ambient-folk on 2012's Clear Moon and even dronier on 2015's Sauna, you can always expect Phil to accompany his esoteric and nature-themed songwriting with ambitious undertakings, and as thus this album doesn't seem that out of the ordinary. However, it does need to be noted that this album is in no way an ideal release for newcomers to Phil's work, as Microphones In 2020's ethos is so significantly embedded in his past work, that an appreciation or knowledge of those releases is needed to at least some extent to really get something out of it. If I had to describe the sound of this LP more bluntly, it's like Phil taking a great 5-minute Microphones or Mount Eerie song and stretching it out to almost 9 times its size, with lots of droning repetition and patient movement shifts throughout. I do think those same two alternating guitar chords during the first 8 minutes provide a bit of a slow and kind of patience-testing start, but as someone who has enjoyed his music myself and even holds some of it quite close to his heart, I found the journaling of these lyrical details interesting to bite into.
The Offspring Smash
The Red Chord Prey for Eyes
The Roots Phrenology
The Roots Illadelph Halflife
The Ruins of Beverast The Thule Grimoires
The Saddest Landscape Lift Your Burdens High For This is Where We Cross
The Secret Solve Et Coagula
The Smashing Pumpkins Pisces Iscariot
The Smashing Pumpkins The Aeroplane Flies High
The Sound That Ends Creation Music Designed To Give You Ideas...
The Streets A Grand Don't Come For Free
The Strokes The New Abnormal
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII: The Alpha - The Omega
The Underachievers Indigoism
The Voidz Tyranny
The Voidz Virtue
The White Stripes The White Stripes
Therapy? Babyteeth
Thievery Corporation Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Thundercat The Golden Age Of Apocalypse
Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death
Thy Art Is Murder Dear Desolation
Tim Hecker Anoyo
Timeghoul 1992-1994 Discography
Tomahawk Tomahawk
Tomahawk Mit Gas
Tomb Mold Manor of Infinite Forms
Tomb Mold Planetary Clairvoyance
Tool 10,000 Days
Tool 72826
Touche Amore Stage Four
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Tracriomy Cephalopodic Transmutual Contamination
Traumatomy Transcendental Evisceration of Necrogenetic Beasts
Travis The Man Who
Tribulation The Children of the Night
Turmoil From Bleeding Hands
Twista Resurrection
Tyler, the Creator Bastard
Tyler, the Creator Call Me If You Get Lost
U2 War
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Ulver Kveldssanger
Ulver A Quick Fix of Melancholy
Underoath Define the Great Line
Underworld Beaucoup Fish
Unsane Unsane
Unsane Total Destruction
Unsane Occupational Hazard
Upheaval Downfall of the Ascendancy of Man
Urged Elimination of the Symbolic
Urosepsis Malicious Malpractice
Urthshroud Eternal Forecast of Sorrow
Us3 Hand On The Torch
Vader Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST Self-Destruct Terrors Realm This World Is Going to Ruin You
Vektor Black Future
Venom Prison Animus
Venom Prison Defy The Tyrant
Venom Prison The Primal Chaos
Venom Prison Erebos
Victory Over The Sun A Tessitura of Transfiguration
Multi-instrumentalist Vivian Tylinska's solo project Victory Over The Sun does Kayo Dot a lot better than Kayo Dot does Kayo Dot these days, with it's emotionally charged and windingly beautiful combination of jazzy, experimental and dissonant, black metal infused brand of progressive rock music. Described by her as the result of hard studio labor and intense soul searching as an artist and trans woman, which to me only adds to the beauty of this record. Only real complaint I have is that it's criminally short for this type of music at around 30 minutes in length and kind of seems to end a little prematurely as a result.
Victory Over The Sun Nowherer
Virulence A Conflict Scenario
Visceral Disgorge Ingesting Putridity
Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed
Vision of Disorder For the Bleeders
Vomit Remnants Indefensible Vehemence
Watain Lawless Darkness
Ween Pure Guava
Weezer OK Human
White Zombie La Sexorcisto-Devil Music Vol. 1
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Wiegedood There's Always Blood at the End of the Road
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben Het Goed III
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
Wiley Treddin' on Thin Ice
Wiley Playtime Is Over
Will Haven WHVN
Wire Pink Flag
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
Women Public Strain
Wormrot Noise
Wristmeetrazor ...But the Sky Is Empty
X-Men Jeunes, Coupables et Libres
Xasthur Nocturnal Poisoning
Xibalba Hasta La Muerte
Xzibit 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz
Yellow Swans Going Places
YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend
Zao The Well-Intentioned Virus
Zao The Crimson Corridor
Zomby Where Were U In '92?

3.0 good
420 Reality
5 Elementz The Album That Time Forgot
50 Cent The Massacre
A Guy Called Gerald Black Secret Technology
Abominable Putridity Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation
After years of anticipation, delay and an unfortunate lineup change, the russian slam heavyweights finally come through with the follow-up to their widely beloved (relatively speaking) 2012 album The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin. Gone are the distinct and rhythmic vocal patterns from Matti Way which really made that particular release so special to a lot of people, but sole original member Alexander Kubiashvili of this now two-piece project has done his best to provide a worthwile replacement to try and make up for it, with Angel Ochoa of Cephalotripsy and Disgorge fame taking over vocal duties. A lineup change no less a vocal change isn't anything new for AP, but where Anomalies gave up that grimier, more mudcaked production aesthetic of the debut it made up for me with Matti's unique approach to applying groove to complement the music. As respectable as a vocalist Angel is within his own right with his very well-executed form of that low, guttural burping vocal style commonly associated with slam, he doesn't really provide that same balance for me that Matti did back when AP switched to a more digital and cleanly produced sound. Still, despite the fact that those heavily edited, sample-replaced drums definitely give me a bit of ear fatigue, I do still come away from this album enjoying it on a casual level, as I don't think it goes so deep into overproduced territory that it is devoid of any visceral qualities. And compared to a lot of the more deathcore-leaning sounds you'll come across a lot of newer popular slam releases, I certainly prefer this a lot more.
Aborted Strychnine.213
Aborted The Purity of Perversion
Aesop Rock Music For Earthworms
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Agonal Breathing Pure Agony
Agoraphobic Nosebleed Honky Reduction
Alcest Tristesse Hivernale (Demo)
Alcest Les Voyages De L'Âme
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
Amenra Mass I: Prayer I - VI
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Antigama Warning
Aphex Twin Come to Daddy
Architects Nightmares
Architects Ruin
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Armand Hammer and The Alchemist Haram
Artery Eruption Driving My Fist Through Her Chest
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
At the Gates Terminal Spirit Disease
At the Gates The Red in the Sky Is Ours
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
Autopsy Severed Survival
Azealia Banks 1991
Baalsebub Famine
Bathory Bathory
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill
Behemoth Grom
Behemoth Pandemonic Incantations
Behemoth Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
Beneath the Massacre Evidence Of Inequity
Beneath the Massacre Marée Noire
Bethlehem Dark Metal
Beyond Creation The Aura
Biig Piig Big Fan Of The Sesh, Vol.1
Biig Piig A World Without Snooze, Vol. 2
Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever
Biohazard Urban Discipline
Biohazard State of the World Address
Black Moon Total Eclipse
Blanck Mass In Ferneaux
Bloc Party Silent Alarm
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Blut Aus Nord The Mystical Beast of Rebellion
Blut Aus Nord MoRT
Blut Aus Nord Odinist: The Destruction of Reason by Illumination
Bodies in the Gears of the Apparatus Simian Hybrid Prototype
Bongzilla Stash
Boris Heavy Rocks (2011)
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Science Fiction
Bread and Circuits Bread and Circuits
Bring Me the Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me the Horizon Amo
Broken Hope Omen of Disease
Bull Of Heaven 028: Even to the Edge of Doom
Burial Rival Dealer
Burial Distant Lights
Burzum Hlidskjalf
Busta Rhymes Anarchy
Cage (USA-NY) Kill the Architect
Canibus 2000 B.C. (Before Can-I-Bus)
Cannibal Corpse The Wretched Spawn
Cannibal Corpse Red Before Black
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Cannibal Corpse Gore Obsessed
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Car Bomb Mordial
Carnifex The Diseased and Poisoned
Cattle Decapitation To Serve Man
Cattle Decapitation Death Atlas
Cerebral Incubation Fermented Cranial Inebriating Fluids
Charli XCX Charli
Chelsea Wolfe Birth of Violence
Chuck Person Chuck Person's Eccojams Vol. 1
clairo Sling
Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind
clipping. Midcity
clipping. Splendor and Misery
Code Orange Underneath
In the process of induling further into their brand of experimentalism, Code Orange have also thrown away a noticeable amount of the fun factor of their last release in favour of some really questionable structuring and mixing choices. For one, the production on this record is so blaring and brickwalled that it feels like my ears going numb, which is made worse by the fact that there's a lot of very abrupt changes in volume throughout many of these tracks that only makes the sound of them even more grating whenever these pop up. There's also many, almost seemingly random bits of digital silence and glitches spread throughout the tracklist as well, which don't really add any flavour or don't sync up all that well rhythmically either with the riffs, and it just ends up taking me out of the music pretty much everytime. These things where my least favourite part about the last record, and sadly the band have further convinced themselves that aesthetically and artistically this is what represents them the best. It's a shame, because I think underneath all this self-indulgent mess and horrid production there's a fun, made-for-the-pit metalcore record somewhere. Apart from that, I do enjoy some of the more angsty, soaring choruses by half-frontwoman Reba Meyers that make it onto some of these tracks like Sulfur Surrounding and Underneath, because I generally like her vocal timbre and melodically I think these tracks are pretty captivating.
Code Orange Love Is Love // Return To Dust
Cold 13 Ways to Bleed On Stage
Conan Blood Eagle
Congress Blackened Persistance
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Crosses Crosses
Cryalot Icarus
Culture (Florida) Heteronome
CunninLynguists Oneirology
CunninLynguists Will Rap For Food
Cynic Ascension Codes
Danny Brown Old
Dark Fortress Profane Genocidal Creations
Dark Funeral Diabolis Interium
Dark Funeral The Secrets of the Black Arts
Dark Sermon In Tongues
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
Daughters Hell Songs
Daughters Canada Songs
De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig De Machine
Deafheaven Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Death Grips Government Plates
Decaying Purity Mass Extinction Of The Providential Ones
Turkish brutal death metal with some tech influences. At the end of the day it does come off a bit meat and potatoes and forgettable for this style, but it's still a pretty decently enjoyable record, just not one that I'm going to remember down the line.
Deeds of Flesh Crown of Souls
Deftones Gore
Deftones (Like) Linus
Deicide In the Minds of Evil
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Unlocked
One of the best rappers and one of the best producers in the game right now squashed their little beef and came together for an EP of hardcore hiphop bangers. As an overall project it feels a bit rushed and could have definitely been fleshed out further, especially because they went through the trouble of making a little movie to go along with it, but the fun and chemistry is undeniably there. I guess for me the scantness of this project makes it not have that much replay value at the end of the day, which is a shame considering the lineup of this thing.
Despised Icon Beast
Despised Icon Purgatory
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Dinosaur Jr. Dinosaur
Disembodied Existence in Suicide
Disfiguring the Goddess Deprive
Disfiguring the Goddess Black Earth Child
Dizzee Rascal E3 AF
Dizzee Rascal Raskit
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dripping Disintegration of Thought Patterns
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia
This record to me is kind of like the sonic equivalent to being at a party that sort of has a nice atmosphere and some enjoyable music here and there, but still feeling kinda alienated and socially drained to the point of almost wanting to return home like an hour later. Aesthetically Future Nostalgia tippytoes constantly between sleak, catchy and funky disco-infused dance pop that reminds me a bit of some of the stuff that was on the radio in the 2000's (stuff like Kylie Minogue, Sophie-Ellis Bextor or some of Jamiroquai's poppier cuts) but modernized a little for the 2020 landscape, and very contemporary club-friendly pop music that you can catch pretty much anywhere today. I can see the appeal but personally those moments don't really speak to me and actually kind of disconnect me from really being able to get into some of the genuinely good stuff this record so obviously has to offer, because they make some of these songs sound spotty and bland at times instead of solid from front to back. The track Boys Will Be Boys is also kind of a weird baroque-pop-ish detour that lyrically comes off as a bit of a basic feminist anthem that really lacks nuance and rather just opts for the big buzzwords instead. I can totally get behind the concept of the song, but the track really is the hardest to stomach for me sonically, especially because instrumentally it doesn't fit the record with its plucked strings and dramatic, building instrumentation, even as a closer. Still, I think it's a decent pop record and I can totally get why people might be more into it then I am.
Duffy Rockferry
Dying Fetus Purification Through Violence
Earl Sweatshirt EARL
Earl Sweatshirt Doris
Earth The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
Effluence/Blowtorch Split
Eighteen Visions Vanity
Electric Wizard Time to Die
Embryectomy Gluttonous Mastication Of Embryonic Remnants
Kinda fun and decent slam but the band relies a bit too heavy on these very slow-paced breakdowns which to me makes them lose their novelty a bit too fast and the songs boring and generic at times. Still, the production is pretty decent and it does scratch a little bit of an itch when I'm in the mood for this kind of music.
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Employed To Serve Eternal Forward Motion
Enabler La Fin Absolue Du Monde
Entry Detriment
Envy From Here To Eternity
Envy Insomniac Doze
Epicardiectomy Abhorrent Stench of Posthumous Gastrorectal Desecr
Every Time I Die Last Night in Town
Every Time I Die Hot Damn!
Every Time I Die The Burial Plot Bidding War
Excoriation Excoriation
Eximperitus... Sahrartu
Extermination Dismemberment Butcher Basement
Fear Before Art Damage
Fear Factory Aggression Continuum
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia
Funeral Tragedies
Ghost Bath Moonlover
Godspeed You! Black Emperor All Lights Fucked On the Hairy Amp Drooling
Gojira Magma
Gojira Fortitude
Gorevent Worship Paganism
Gorillaz Plastic Beach
Guano Apes Proud Like A God
Guttural Engorgement The Slow Decay of Infested Flesh
Hatebreed Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire
Have Heart The Things We Carry
Hayley Williams Petals for Armor
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams -despite past claims about never wanting to do so- delivers a moody, personal solo effort that toes the lines between art rock, art pop and new wave with her distinct soprano vocal taking a bit of a less upbeat tone this time around. Petals For Armor overall has a sometimes danceable, sometimes more subduedly poppy sound with some more prominent bass popping up here and there as well, alternating between melodic and rhythmic basslines giving a few of these tracks a bit of an extra pulse. The choruses range mostly from decent to pretty good overall and Hayley's pengame on a lot of these songs makes them worth diving further into, as this record features a lot of personal themes detailing her struggles of working through her depression and rocky past relationship with ex-husband Chad Gilbert. Although none of the songs here to me are truly bad, a majority of them I find to not go anywhere musically that I find interesting enough despite being enjoyable and pleasant sounding on the surface, and as a result this record kind of leaves me half-fulfilled every time I finish it. I'll say that for being 55 minutes in length it doesn't quite feel as long-winded as I would expect, but there just aren't enough highlights packed in here for it to truly feel like a solid record. I think if some of these tracks where a bit more daring and expressive and didn't wear their influences on their sleeves this would've definitely been a more standout pop record for me, but as is, this is still not a bad effort to start your solo trajectory with.
Heaven Shall Burn Antigone
Heaven Shall Burn Veto
High Tone Ekphrön
HIM Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666
Hot Water Music Fuel for the Hate Game
Igorrr Hallelujah
Igorrr Spirituality and Distortion
Gautier Serre's Igorrr project is pretty infamous because of its pretty unique and eccentric blend of different styles of metal, electronica and classical music and the intentionally gaudy way in which all of it comes together. This same unapologetic gaudyness however has often turned me off a little from Gautier's music, despite how much I respect the surgical-level eye for detail and musical talent that is needed to produce tracks like these. Gautier tends to structure his songs in a way that can come off pretty gimmicky and more style-over-substance, with genre combinations and ideas that clash sonically in a really ugly way. I do think ever since 2017's Savage Sinusoid Gautier has refined his style and made me walk away from his music relatively pleased, and this record sort of fits that description too. On one hand, we have a song like Musette Maximum which is a melting pot of upbeat accordion melodies, double bass drumming (which overall on this album sound a bit too punchy and relentlessly mechanical for my taste) and funky slap bass which I really don't enjoy, but other tracks like for example Very Noise and Camel Dancefloor are actually quite visceral. Tracks like Lost In Introspection and Overweight Poesy have some pretty captivating and sometimes beautiful arrangements, vocals and melodies worked among their breakbeat passages, which segway pretty tastefully into each other as well. Still, my gripes about Igorrr are still here to stay at the moment, and as such I can only say I found this to be a decent release at best.
Infant Annihilator The Battle of Yaldabaoth
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
J. Cole The Warm Up
Jack White Boarding House Reach
Japanese Breakfast Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Japanese Breakfast Psychopomp
Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
JoeyStarr Egomaniac
JPEGMAFIA All My Heroes Are Cornballs
Jute Gyte Old Ways
Kanye West ye
Karnivool Sound Awake
Katalepsy Musick Brings Injuries
Kayo Dot Coffins on Io
Kemba GNK
Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers
Kero Kero Bonito Bonito Generation
Kero Kero Bonito TOTEP
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Sketches of Brunswick East (w/ Mild High Club)
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Murder Of The Universe
Korn The Serenity of Suffering
Korn Untitled
Korn Requiem
Krallice Loüm
Krallice Wolf
Kreator Phantom Antichrist
Kylie Minogue Body Language
Kylie Minogue X
La Dispute Panorama
La Femme Psycho Tropical Berlin
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God Resolution
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Lamb of God Lamb of God
To say I've never been a fan of this band would be a total lie, because at one point during my mid high-school years they used to be one of my favourites, and I pretty much enjoyed everything from 1999's Burn The Priest up until 2012's Resolution. At a certain point however, I grew out of a notable portion of my music rotation, and Lamb Of God where one of those bands as well. Because of this, I skipped over 2015's VII: Sturm Und Drang, as I was way past my point of caring and the clean vocals frontman Randy Blythe was starting to incorporate in the teaser track only steered me away even further from wanting to listen to it. With the follow up to that album, morbid curiosity and nostalgia got the best of me and I wanted to know what the boys were up to, and the answer is doing what they've always done. It's certainly not on the level of some of their better records like As The Palaces Burn or Ashes Of The Wake, but not awful either. It's just sort of average, with the expected groovy, thrashy, metalcore inspired riffage, Randy's always recognizable mid-range growl and the occasional dramatic bits of spoken word and melodic lead guitar solo thrown in on certain tracks as well. I particularly don't care for certain passages on some of these tracks, like the ones where a guest appearance is made, or where Randy does his croak-y and overacted spoken word bits or another attempt at singing. This record is decently dynamic and catchy enough to not be entirely boring, but also very unsurprising and just feels like the band playing it pretty safe two decades into their career.
Last Days of Humanity Horrific Compositions of Decomposition
Laura Marling Song For Our Daughter
A rustic, acoustic and intimate singer-songwriter record that explores Laura's many stories and their emotional highs and lows, which at times come off as very bittersweet and other times very overcome and collected, even a little tongue-in-cheek about the scenarios they dive into. Sonically this isn't the most unique or memorable singer-songwriter record I've ever heard, but Laura's vocal tone and lyricism keep it afloat from being a total run-of-the-mill release for the genre with a few outstanding cuts here and there as well, with Held Down and For You being my favorites here for their amazing vocal melodies. What does end up kneecapping this record a little further for me however is the overall lack of just that, as a majority of the songs don't really stick the landing in terms of a memorable hook or chord progression, even after multiple listens.
Lethal Bizzle Against All Oddz
Leviathan True Traitor, True Whore
Liars They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
Lifelover Konkurs
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne Tha Carter V
Lily Allen Alright, Still
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Limp Bizkit The Unquestionable Truth - Part I
Lingua Ignota Caligula
Living Sacrifice Ghost Thief
Loathe (UK) I Let It In And It Took Everything
Loathe's sophomore record has some pretty good production and a fair amount of enjoyable passages throughout, but when the band incorporates these cleaner sections I just feel like they try way too hard emulate their very obvious Deftones influence to the point where it feels really derivate, like the singer is trying his absolute hardest to sound like Chino Moreno. This on-the-sleeves kind of approach can sometimes work out (Agressive Evolution, Screaming, Is It Really You?), but also really fall flat (A Sad Cartoon), above the fact that I think the band hasn't really perfected this Car Bomb meets Deftones dynamic either, as the transitions on this album from time to time can still clash a bit sonically. Still, I'd be interested to see where the band takes this formula in the future, because while it did need to grow on me a bit at first, I do think this is a decent LP from a band that is going through the growing pains of crafting their sound. Some of these soaring alt metal choruses are actually genuinely stunning, and the band seems pretty open to experiment with their dynamics as well, as there are a few beautiful ambient sections scattered throughout the tracklist that to me nicely enhance the atmosphere of this record. The track Heavy Is The Head That Falls With The Weight Of A Thousand Thoughts opens with a pretty cool, dense black metal passage which actually does not feel out of place at all, and generally when the band breaks into these really heavy sections with those groaning djent-style guitars and throat-shredding vocals they actually pull it off quite tastefully.
Logic Vinyl Days
Lorde Melodrama
Ludacris The Red Light District
Ludacris Incognegro
Ludacris Release Therapy
Malodorous Amarathine Redolence
Marilyn Manson Heaven Upside Down
Marilyn Manson We Are Chaos
2020 sees legendary shock-rocker Marilyn Manson releasing what is arguably the least shock-rock (and most alternative rock) album of his entire career along with 2007's Eat Me, Drink Me. Sure, there a few songs whose choruses go for that barn-burner kind of feel, but a notable majority of this record is quite ballad-heavy, which for Manson surely is nothing new at this point, but rarely have we seen so many of them on a single project. Even though people who aren't even really willing to properly familiarize themselves with some of his best records like Mechanical Animals and Holy Wood keep claiming that his entire artistry merely just boils down to playing a cultural boogeyman over cooky industrial rock tracks for mallgoth teens, Marilyn has had quite a knack for delivering very emotionally potent songs, some of which are also ballads. And with his blues-rocky, post-Born Villain material not at all being as bad as it became throughout the 2000's and containing some enjoyable ballads as well, this could mean a solid record for Manson perhaps. The first single however, already spoiled to me right off the bat that this was probably not going to be the case. There are a small handful of tracks like Paint You With My Love that go over well enough for me, but I think a lot of them just feel a little mushy and forgettable, albeit still fairly listenable. Manson also still has the tendency to lyrically not be consistently on point, as tracks such as Broken Needle with lyrics like "I am a needle/dig in your grooves/scratch you up/then I'll put you away" just come off as painfully melodramatic imagery.
Maruta Forward Into Regression
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Matthew Dear Backstroke
Maximize Bestiality Extraterrestrial Skolexomorphic Infestation
Mayhem Grand Declaration of War
Merzbow Senmaida
Merzbow Music for Bondage Performance
Merzbow Merzbuta
Merzbow/Shora Switching Rhetorics
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah Immutable
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Method Man 4:21... The Day After
Ministry Moral Hygiene
Ministry Dark Side of the Spoon
Moby Wait for Me
Moby 18
Moby Moby
Monolake Ghosts
Moor Mother Black Encyclopedia of the Air
Morbid Angel Covenant
Morbid Angel Kingdoms Disdained
Mount Eerie Sauna
Mount Eerie No Flashlight
Mount Eerie Black Wooden Ceiling Opening
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Muse Dead Star/In Your World
Muse Showbiz
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Myocardial Infarction Revitalization of the Perniciousness
Myslovitz Sun Machine
Naglfar Teras
Nameless Coyote Devoured by the Swirling Night
Napalm Death Diatribes
Napalm Death Scum
Nas Hip Hop Is Dead
Nas It Was Written
Nas King's Disease II
Nas and Damian Marley Distant Relatives
Necrophagist Epitaph
Nelly Furtado Loose
New End Original Thriller
Nonpoint Statement
Norma Jean Redeemer
Nortt Gudsforladt
Nothingface Pacifier
Nothingface Skeletons
Obie Trice Cheers
Ol' Dirty Bastard Nigga Please
Om Advaitic Songs
Orchidectomy Demo 2005
Our Lady Peace Spiritual Machines
OutKast Idlewild
Pantera Cowboys from Hell
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Parkway Drive Horizons
Paysage d'Hiver Nacht
Paysage d'Hiver Kerker
Paysage d'Hiver Die Festung
Phlebotomized Immense, Intense, Suspense
PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project
Poppy I Disagree
I was skeptical at first to indulge myself in listening to this record as I felt like what I had heard from Poppy already in terms of her pop and metal crossovers including the single Concrete from this record felt usually a bit on the gimmicky side, like the whole appeal of it merely just came down to creating a quirky schtick by combining cutesy, sometimes childish pop music with roaring metal guitars and drums. On paper, I can totally get down with a concept like that if the songwriting is actually compelling and memorable, but that seemed lost in her music to me. Concrete had redeemable elements, but as a whole the track is a total mess with it's downtuned metalcore breakdowns, fastly strummed bits of thrash metal guitar leads and pop vocals and melodies that come straight out of a saturday morning kids commercial, which jump awkwardly from section to section without any interesting progression. However, I was sort of pleasantly surprised to hear that Poppy further into the record does not at all rely on this obvious crutch to make her music look enticing, and actually wrote some pretty enjoyable songs which range from an eclectic mix of dreamy ballads and industrially tinged rock tracks which seem to take some queues from Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails. I'm not always into all the parts and bits of progression within these songs and it all comes together a bit inconsistent, but apart from that I was pleasantly surprised and definitely think Poppy has proven herself to be a part of the brave new world of pop artists of today as well.
Portal Hagbulbia
Possessed Seven Churches
Powerman 5000 Tonight the Stars Revolt
Professor Green The Green Lectures Vol 1
Protomartyr Ultimate Success Today
Puff Daddy No Way Out
Queens of the Stone Age Era Vulgaris
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rage Against the Machine Renegades
Rammstein Rosenrot
Raw Breed Lune Tunz
Red Hot Chili Peppers Freaky Styley
Redman Malpractice
Redman Red Gone Wild: Thee Album
Reveille Bleed the Sky
Rise Against The Sufferer and the Witness
Rival Consoles Persona
Robert Henke Indigo_Transform
Rolo Tomassi Where Myth Becomes Memory
Rotten Sound Species At War
Samael Passage
ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron
Sean Paul Stage One
Sean Paul Dutty Rock
See You Next Tuesday Parasite
SeeYouSpaceCowboy The Correlation Between Entrance And Exit Wounds
SeeYouSpaceCowboy The Romance of Affliction
Septicflesh Communion
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Sepultura Machine Messiah
Shakira Oral Fixation Vol. 2
Shining (SWE) Submit to Selfdestruction
Shining (SWE) Redefining Darkness
Shining (SWE) I - Within Deep Dark Chambers
Sigh Hangman's Hymn
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild
Silencer (SWE) Death - Pierce Me
Sixpence None the Richer Sixpence None the Richer
Skeletonwitch Beyond the Permafrost
Skeletonwitch Breathing the Fire
Slayer God Hates Us All
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind
slowthai TYRON
Snoop Dogg No Limit Top Dogg
Snow 12 Inches of Snow
Sodom Epitome of Torture
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Read My Lips
Spooks SIOSOS Volume One
Staind Dysfunction
Staind Tormented
Stake Kosmokoma
Stake When the Candle Dies Out
Static-X Shadow Zone
Stella Donnelly Thrush Metal
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Sugar Ray Floored
Suicide Silence Demo 2004 (Family Guy Demo)
Sunn O))) Kannon
Sunn O))) Pyroclasts
Sunn O))) Life Metal
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Taproot Gift
Texas The Hush
The Acacia Strain Coma Witch
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
The Acacia Strain Slow Decay
This band actually ended up really kind of surprising me with their 2019 record It Comes In Waves, which to me felt like a darker, doomier and more sinister take on their heavy, chugging, very breakdown-oriented brand of metalcore. It just seemed like they were really increasingly honing in on those slow, brooding and atmospheric elements of their sound that they so prominently started introducing on 2014's Coma Witch, to craft a record that was more emotionally effective as a result. I was convinced they would continue further down this path, but unfortunately it seems like the band just kind of regressed a little for this new release to get back into their comfort zone and release something more average instead. If you are really into this band, I see no reason as to why you wouldn't eat this up, but me having not been that into their music since mid-high school, I just need more than what they are serving up here. Still, the elements that I actually do appreciate about this band are very intact here as well, like their heavy, clean-but-not-too-plastic production style (especially on the drums, which in a world plagued by drumtriggers I very much appreciate), the melancholic and atmospheric guitar leads that give a bit more emotional weight to their songs as well as some of the catchier and hookier riffs they work into their tracks, stuff that will definitely make the pit go wild.
The Acacia Strain Gravebloom
The Axis of Perdition The Ichneumon Method
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Black Dahlia Murder Verminous
The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk
The Black Eyed Peas Monkey Business
The Black Eyed Peas Masters Of The Sun Vol. 1
The Body I Shall Die Here
The Carters Everything Is Love
The Cure Wild Mood Swings
The Devil Wears Prada ZII
The Doppelgangaz HARK
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Faceless Akeldama
The Fall of Troy OK
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
The Game Doctor's Advocate
The KLF Chill Out
The Mars Volta Octahedron
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The Modern Age Slavery Damned to Blindness
The National Boxer
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
The Partisan Turbine Surgical Assault
The Roots The Tipping Point
The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania
The Smashing Pumpkins Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music
The Sound That Ends Creation Memes, Dreams, And Flying Machines
The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
The Strokes First Impressions of Earth
The Weeknd Echoes of Silence
Therapy? Troublegum
Thirteen Bled Promises Heliopause Fleets
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
Tiamat Wildhoney
Tim Hecker Konoyo
Tool Fear Inoculum
Torche Meanderthal
Torche Harmonicraft
Training for Utopia Throwing A Wrench In The American Music
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Ulver Themes From William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Umbra Ater
Underoath The Changing of Times
UNKLE Psyence Fiction
Urfaust Geist Ist Teufel
Vektor Outer Isolation
War from a Harlots Mouth Transmetropolitan
Weezer Everything Will Be Alright in the End
Weezer Maladroit
Weezer The Green Album
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben Het Goed
Wiley Anti-Systemic
Willow Smith Lately I Feel Everything
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Wolves in the Throne Room Thrice Woven
Wolves in the Throne Room Primordial Arcana
Wristmeetrazor Replica of a Strange Love
Wristmeetrazor I Talk to God​.​.​.
Wu-Tang Clan Iron Flag
Xasthur Defective Epitaph
Xibalba Madre Mia Gracias Por Los Dias
Xythlia Immortality Through Quantum Suicide
Zao (Self-Titled)
Zeal and Ardor Devil is Fine
Zeal and Ardor Wake of a Nation

2.5 average
(hed) p.e. Broke
(hed) p.e. Blackout
(hed) p.e. Back 2 Base X
.50Cal Facial Fracture Primitive Encephalectomy
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin'
A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
A Place to Bury Strangers Worship
Abated Mass of Flesh Moth and Rust In the Temple of Putridity
Abnegation Verses Of The Bleeding
Aborted ManiaCult
Acrania (UK) Totalitarian Dystopia
Acrania (UK) The Beginning of the End
Alcest Shelter
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge
Annotations Of An Autopsy II: The Reign of Darkness
Anthropolatri Возрадуйся, земля!
Arelseum III
Arsenik Quelques Gouttes Suffisent...
August Burns Red Looks Fragile After All
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
August Burns Red Leveler
August Burns Red Messengers
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Beneath the Massacre Mechanics of Dysfunction
Beneath the Massacre Dystopia
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Between the Buried and Me The Anatomy Of
Black Tongue Falsifier
Blink-182 blink-182
Blodsrit Helveteshymner
Bounty Killer Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery
Burial Chemz/Dolphinz
Burzum Umskiptar
Canibus Can-I-Bus
Carnifex Until I Feel Nothing
Cattle Decapitation Homovore
Cattle Decapitation Human Jerky
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin
Chimaira Pass Out of Existence
Cholera The Answer to Infection
Clawfinger Clawfinger
Coal Chamber Coal Chamber
Code Orange I Am King
Congress The Other Cheek
Converge Halo in a Haystack
Courtney Barnett Things Take Time, Take Time
D12 Devil's Night
Deafheaven Infinite Granite
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Defeated Sanity Disposal Of The Dead // Dharmata
Deftones Back to School (Mini Maggit)
Demilich Regurgitation of Blood
DevilDriver Winter Kills
DevilDriver DevilDriver
Die Antwoord Ten$ion
Disentomb Misery
Disfiguring the Goddess Sooth
At first I was kind of enamored with the pretty interesting blend of ambient, edm and slam death metal this EP took, but after multiple listens the novelty of it slowly started to wear thinner and thinner and it became more apparent how relatively standard these songs where. While I definitely give kudos to Disfiguring The Goddess for being a project that is not afraid to get a little off-kilter and weird sometimes, the really claustrophobic and overly punchy production style that consistently turned me off on past records is ever so present here as well, which to me always results into some slightly grating ear fatigue. It's certainly not the worst type of production I've ever heard on a death metal record but it's not that much more preferable I have to say. Still, there's a certain brooding and dark quality about the music on here that I do like.
Dizzee Rascal Tongue N' Cheek
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Octavarium
Eighteen Visions Obsession
Elysia Lion of Judas
Elysia Masochist
Eminem Kamikaze
Eminem Music to Be Murdered By
Eminem's career certainly has been quite the rollercoaster, going from being hiphop's darling with The Marshall Mathers LP to being it's favorite punching bag with 2017's Revival. One could feel kind of bad for the man, especially as someone who actually at one point used to be a hardcore fan of him during his earliest teen years and kind of looked at him as a bit of a father figure not having one myself anymore. Unfortunately, the relentlessly bitter, old-man-yells-at-cloud kind of narrative that I felt like his music was really starting to get overshadowed by (on top of the general lack of good taste of a lot of his post-The Eminem Show material) was very hard to want to defend. It just felt like Eminem was too stuck in his ways and too stubborn to grow as an artist and as a person, picking fights with a majority of the newer generation of hiphop instead of adapting and being willing to be open towards the new sonic ideas that drives today's youth. Luckily, in 2020, it seems like Eminem has cooled his temper and regained a little bit of focus again, and it has resulted in a record that is certainly a lot better than Revival. Better beat selection, less dated songwriting choices and focus on venting frustrations about public opinions on his musical output considered, it seems like this record is opening the door for a new possible redemption arc for Eminem. On the flipside, a lot of my gripes like bad hooks, questionable lines, uninteresting pop features, grating staccato flows and a bloated tracklist are here to a very notable degree as well.
Enmity Disembowel the Meek
Envy Recitation
Faith No More Album of the Year
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Field Mob 613: Ashy to Classy
Fieldy Bassically
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Force Fed Broken Glass Demo 2007
Frank Ocean channel ORANGE
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Ghost (SWE) Prequelle
Glassjaw Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Gloomy Grim Life?
Gorillaz The Fall
Grimes Visions
Grimes Geidi Primes
Grimes and d'Eon Darkbloom
Gulaggh Vorkuta
Gwen Stefani Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
Hayley Williams FLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Heaven Shall Burn Whatever It May Take
Heaven Shall Burn Asunder
Hiroshima Will Burn To The Weight Of All Things
Immortal Technique Revolutionary Volume 1
Impending Doom Nailed. Dead. Risen.
In Flames Come Clarity
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko
Insolence Revolution
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
Iwrestledabearonce Late for Nothing
J. Cole Born Sinner
James Morrison Songs For You, Truths For Me
Jay-Z Kingdom Come
Jay-Z In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Jay-Z The Blueprint 3
JJ DOOM Key To The Kuffs
Just Jack Overtones
Jute Gyte Respice Finem
Kanye West Yeezus
Kanye West The Life of Pablo
Kanye West Donda
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
Kayo Dot Blasphemy
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Knocked Loose A Different Shade of Blue
Korn Take a Look in the Mirror
Kvelertak Nattesferd
Kvelertak Splid
When this band became a fresh new face in the Norwegian metal scene with their first two albums, they were writing really catchy blends of black metal, hardcore punk and 70's hardrock like a well-oiled machine. Despite the fact that they incorporated black metal into their sound that was really melodic and hook-driven, they didn't become the subject of ridicule like their peers in Deafheaven and Liturgy who had purists foaming at the mouth. Maybe their norwegian roots had something to do with it, but these guys were far from looking like a grim and tortured metal band and could've fit snugly working as baristas in some downtown hipster vegan donut shop. The hardrock aspect didn't overshadow their ferocity but made the pummeling qualities of their sound juxtapose very nicely with something that felt light, fun and not too edgy. Unfortunately, Kvelertak started to lean more towards this hardrock sound on 2016's Nattesferd, which was apparent in the vocals as well as the music, which to me pretty much ruined the balance they had managed to create with their earlier stuff, as this resulted in something that was starting to feel a bit too cheesy and forgettable for me. This record, despite having its catchy moments and more ambitious spots with longer songs and parts that go in very black metal centric passages, is pretty much a continuation of that. The really overcompressed, claustrofobic and static-y production which makes it seem like I'm having to listen to the band through a layer of white noise, isn't helping either.
Last Chance to Reason Lvl. 1
letlive. Fake History
Lights Little Machines
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Logic No Pressure
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
M.I.A. Maya
Machine Head The Blackening
Mad Season Above
Marilyn Manson The Golden Age of Grotesque
Maroon 5 Songs About Jane
Mastodon The Hunter
Matthew Dear Leave Luck To Heaven
Megan Thee Stallion Good News
Megan Thee Stallion is one of my favorite up and coming rappers going in the industry right now thanks to her enjoyable and relatively low-bs Fever mixtape she put out in 2019, which to me was a solid display of her raw talents as an MC with her unapologetic attitude and hard hitting delivery over southern-fried, Houston-style beats. Such a promising statement could only have me excited for whatever Megan was about to do next, but unfortunately, Good News has fallen into the trap that a lot of commercially released hiphop records do, and that is sounding like a bloated, focus-grouped collection of tracks instead of a solid body of work. Her charisma and talent is definitely on display here at certain points (Shots Fired, Circles, What's New, Savage Remix), but a lot of the times I feel like she's really punching under her weight with weak hooks and beats that don't play to her strengths and makes her music end up sounding generic and middle of the road. A track like Don't Rock Me To Sleep really shows the vast difference in pen game talent Megan has between writing raunchy raps and pop-oriented verses and choruses, and Intercourse is just another throwaway, atmospheric reggaeton track that everybody has to have at least one of it seems. Still crossing my fingers for her to come through somewhere in the future, but her major debut here is not the big splash that I was hoping it would have been.
Misery Signals Controller
Moderat II
Mr. Bungle The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny
Muse The Resistance
Nas STILLmatic
Nile Ithyphallic
Norah Jones Come Away with Me
Nortt Ligfaerd
Opeth Heritage
Orgy Candyass
Our Lady Peace Happiness...
Panopticon Panopticon
Paramore Riot!
Paramore Paramore
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Parkway Drive Atlas
Peste Noire Le Retour Des Pastoureaux
Phoebe Bridgers Punisher
This record got an incredible amount of hype from many music publications and people in general, but unfortunately it seems like I'm really not along for the ride on this one despite me persistently trying to do so. My problem with this album is not that any of the songs are particularly bad, it's just that to me the tracklist feels very homogenized and blends together in a way that makes a lot of it go in one ear and go out the other for me. It feels more like somber and moody window-dressing for the most part rather than actual, compelling songs that I feel like returning to. I do think there are key moments that do peak my ears, like the horn lines on Kyoto or the really beautiful, anthemic horns and group vocals at the end of I Know The End which makes for a pretty great closer. Savior Complex and ICU melodically stick out a little more to me than other tracks as well, but for the most part I can't help but feel like the performances are just a bit too samey for me to really get into it, even though I can respect the witty lyricism and charisma that fuels a lot of these tracks.
Pianos Become the Teeth Keep You
Pig Destroyer Mass & Volume
The title track surely has a bleak atmosphere, but songwriting-wise it is just a really boring 19-minute doom metal song and below the skill level of a band that has records like Prowler In The Yard and Terrifyer under their belt. The second track Red Tar too is a pretty middle of the road sludge metal cut, and definitely not substantial enough to save this EP from falling short. I'm actually flabbergasted that a band like Pig Destroyer can manage to make these genres sound so empty and uninteresting.
PinkPantheress To Hell With It
Prayer for Cleansing Rain In Endless Fall
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
R.A. The Rugged Man Legends Never Die
Radiohead Pablo Honey
Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Rammstein Untitled
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Refused This is the New Deal
Reveille Laced
Rings of Saturn Lugal Ki En
Rise Against Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Sean Paul Imperial Blaze
Shining (SWE) VII: Fodd Forlorare
Sigh Graveward
Sigh Infidel Art
Sigh Gallows Gallery
Signal The Firing Squad Earth Harvest
Skindred Babylon
Snapcase Lookinglasself
Snoop Dogg R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) - The Masterpiece
Soulfly Savages
Soulfly Soulfly
Soulfly Primitive
Spineshank The Height of Callousness
Spiritbox Eternal Blue
Sticky Fingaz Decade....But Wait It Gets Worse
Striborg Spiritual Catharsis
Suffokate Oakland
Suffokate No Mercy, No Forgiveness
Suicide Silence Death Awaits Demo 2003
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Acacia Strain 3750
The Acacia Strain The Dead Walk
The Acacia Strain Continent
The Acacia Strain ...And Life Is Very Long
The Acacia Strain Above/Below
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Ghost Inside Returners
The Smashing Pumpkins Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1
The Smashing Pumpkins Cyr
The Strokes Comedown Machine
The Strokes Angles
Thy Art Is Murder The Adversary
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War
Thy Art Is Murder Human Target
Thy Art Is Murder This Hole Is Not Deep Enough for the Twelve of You
Tim Hecker Love Streams
Trash Talk No Peace
Trash Talk's fifth studio record and last major release since disappearing pretty much completely is a pretty homogenized hardcore punk record with a lot of ferocious performances but muffled production and generic songwriting. Tracks like The Hole, Leech and S.O.S. are fairly decent tracks, but apart from that this is pretty much in one ear out the other, and the alchemist-produced hiphop interludes seem to be there more for Trash Talk to show off their musical connections rather than to reinforce the music on this record in any significant way. In a live setting these guys will pretty much completely annihilate any stage you will put them on, but their studio recordings don't do them justice whatsoever.
Ultraspank Progress
Veil of Maya [id] Old Data in a New Machine, Vol. 1
An okay-ish acoustic reindition and a bunch of re-recordings, drum and bass remixes and demos. It's interesting and there's some cool stuff here and there (like the Terror's Realm re-recordings) but generally I feel like the band could have approached this concept of repurposing older material in a more interesting way, like Venom Prison did with their Primeval record for example, which is actually what I thought it would have been more like when I first heard about this release. It's a shame because these guys are easily one of my favourite bands in today's metalcore scene, and I feel like this was really a missed opportunity for them to have put out another great project.
Viktor Vaughn (VV:2) Venomous Villain
Violet Cold Empire of Love
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
Waking the Cadaver Beyond Cops, Beyond God
Waking the Cadaver Real-Life Death
Waking the Cadaver Authority Through Intimidation
Winter Into Darkness
Xasthur Portal Of Sorrow
Xibalba Tierra y Libertad
Yelawolf Trunk Muzik
Your Demise Ignorance Never Dies

2.0 poor
(hed) p.e. Only In Amerika
1000 Plane Raid Before The Fallout
After the Burial Rareform
Alterbeast Immortal
AngelMaker Decay
Arch Enemy War Eternal
Archspire The Lucid Collective
As Blood Runs Black Allegiance
As You Drown Rat King
Ashnikko Demidevil
At the Gates With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
Attila Fallacy
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Aversions Crown Servitude
Beneath the Massacre Incongruous
Biohazard Reborn In Defiance
Blanck Mass Animated Violence Mild
Bleed from Within Uprising
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Boris the Blade The Human Hive
Bound By Exile Defilement
Bring Me the Horizon Sempiternal
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Carcass Torn Arteries
Carnifex Hell Chose Me
Cerebral Ballzy Cerebral Ballzy
clairo Diary 001
clairo Immunity
Coal Chamber Dark Days
Coal Chamber Chamber Music
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto
Coldplay Ghost Stories
Conducting from the Grave Conducting from the Grave
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast
Crazy Town The Gift Of Game
Die Antwoord Donker Mag
Drake Take Care
Dry Kill Logic The Darker Side Of Nonsense
Dry Kill Logic Elemental Evil
Ease Of Disgust Black Flame
Eat a Helicopter Evolution of Violence
Eighteen Visions Eighteen Visions
Eminem Recovery
Eminem Relapse
Emmure Goodbye To The Gallows
Employed To Serve Conquering
Enmity Illuminations of Vile Engorgement
Evanescence Fallen
Fear Factory Mechanize
Feminazgul No Dawn for Men
Fuck You and Die Elements Of Instability
Genocide of Prescription Genesis
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Grimes Halfaxa
Headwound The Pony Merchant of Misery
Heaven Shall Burn Invictus (Iconoclast III)
Heavy Heavy Low Low Courtside Seats…
Hester Prynne The Goswell Divorce
Hopsin Pound Syndrome
Hopsin Gazing At The Moonlight
Hopsin Raw
I, Valiance The Reject of Humanity
Ichor (DE) The Siege
Immortal Technique The Martyr
Impending Doom Death Will Reign
Infant Annihilator The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch
Insane Clown Posse Riddle Box
Insane Clown Posse The Wraith: Shangri-La
Jay-Z Vol. 3: Life and Times of S. Carter
Jay-Z The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse
Jay-Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail
Kero Kero Bonito Intro Bonito
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon III: The Chosen
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
King Conquer Decomposing Normality
Kittie Spit
Lights Skin and Earth
Lights Siberia
Limp Bizkit Still Sucks
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory EP
Loathe (UK) The Things They Believe
Machine Head The Burning Red
Marilyn Manson Eat Me, Drink Me
Maroon When Worlds Collide
Martyr Defiled No Hope No Morality
Martyr Defiled Collusion
Massacre Of Mothman 凋零沉落
Milow Milow
Moby Everything is Wrong
Molotov Solution Insurrection
Muse Simulation Theory
Nas I Am...
Oceano Depths
Oceano Contagion
Opeth Pale Communion
Opeth Sorceress
Opeth In Cauda Venenum
P.O.D. Fundamental Elements of Southtown
Panopticon Kentucky
Austin Lunn's commercial breakthrough under the Panopticon name sees a significantly more prominent incorporation of the american folk elements that were used more sparingly in the past. Although definitely one of the most ambitious records in its catalogue, I've frankly always found that its execution left a lot to be desired, as often whenever this record takes a detour into its more folky aesthetics it tends to make the music fall pretty flat. Examples of this are the really offputting flutes on the tracks Bodies Under The Falls and Killing Giants As They Sleep or the jarring bluegrass covers of old labor standards on Come All Ye Coleminers and Which Side Are You On?. There's some pretty cool moments on here as well, like the first half of Black Soot And Red Blood which is backed by some beautiful and righteous background vocals, but even that track turns tedious with the overuse of documentary samples that aren't incorporated very creatively and just get drowned out by the black metal instrumentation anyway. I also don't really care too much for the sudden hypermelodic heavy metal style guitar solos that pop up here and there as well, which to me made the music sometimes feel even more awkwardly structured. The title track, which is a melancholic sounding instrumental bluegrass piece, is maybe the only moment on the record where I think this folk influence comes through in a great way, even though by then its way too late and too little. A record I admire and I wish I liked more, but every time I revisit it I am treated with a pretty underwhelming listening experience.
Panopticon The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
Up until the release of this record, it was Roads To The North that stood as Panopticon's longest full length to date clocking in at 1 hour and 12 minutes, but with The Scars Of Man Austin takes the Panopticon project in double album territory effectively making this a 2-hour long epic, very distinctively divided into two sounds. One disc focusing on Panopticon's atmospheric black metal sound, the other one being a very americana/folk focused second half, which is of course not much new for fans, but never up until that point had the two been separated as much as they are on here. I won't lie, for me making a two-disc album that stays engaging from beginning to end is an art in and of itself, and Austin doesn't really succeed at it for me here. The black metal side sounds pretty fine, but its especially the second half that drags this album down a lot for me, with how long and repetitive a lot of those tracks feel as well as how underwhelming I find the sung vocals to be. Both discs have a lot of elements that I think on their own are pretty engaging, but they aren't exactly greater than the sum of their parts and aren't justified being dragged out as long as they are here, for me at least. I know I'm definitely in the minority here with how well this record has been received, but its genuinely how I feel and considering how much of a fan I am of Panopticon it makes it all the more frustrating. I think overall this record isn't the worst thing I've ever heard by any means, but I don't think I'll be revisiting it too much into the future, as it is my least favorite Panopticon album.
Papa Roach Infest
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Professor Green Alive Till I'm Dead
Protest the Hero Kezia
Redman Redman Presents...Reggie
Rose Funeral Gates of Punishment
Sadistik Altars
Salt The Wound Carnal Repercussions
Science Of Sleep Exhaust
Signal The Firing Squad Abnegate
Skindred Roots Rock Riot
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Staind Break The Cycle
Stalaggh Projekt Misanthropia
Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me
Suicide Silence Become The Hunter
Pretty lukewarm deathcore and a very obvious attempt at an apology record to compensate for the disaster that was their fragile career in 2017. The sound, production as well as the songwriting of this thing is pretty generic, not the worst I've heard by any means, but typical enough for my ears to just slightly tune out. This record is pretty much a good reminder of why I became so tired of this genre in my late teen years for the most part, even though there are a handful of releases that I can still look back upon fairly fondly. I don't think this band will ever be as much dumb fun as they were with their first two albums in the 2000's when Mitch fronted them, when they were pretty much at the top of the myspace deathcore foodchain.
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Know Your Exits
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life INVIVO[EXVIVO]
The Red Shore Unconsecrated
The Smashing Pumpkins Zeitgeist
The Smashing Pumpkins Monuments to an Elegy
Through the Eyes of the Dead Skepsis
Trivium Ascendancy
Twenty One Pilots Blurryface
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
Tyler, the Creator Cherry Bomb
Underneath The Gun The Awakening
Various Artists (Hip Hop) Eminem Presents: The Re-Up
Walls of Jericho All Hail The Dead
We Are The End Skies Most Wanted Goodbyes
White Town Women In Technology
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Winds of Plague Decimate the Weak
Winds of Plague The Great Stone War
With Blood Comes Cleansing Golgotha
With Blood Comes Cleansing Horror
Within the Ruins Phenomena
Your Pain Is Endearing Upon A Throne Of Hate

1.5 very poor
A Night in Texas Invigoration
A Night in Texas The God Delusion
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
And Hell Followed With Proprioception
AngelMaker Dissentient
Annotations Of An Autopsy Welcome To Sludge City
Annotations Of An Autopsy Before the Throne of Infection
Attila Rage
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Begging For Incest Orgasmic Selfmutilation
Black Tongue Born Hanged
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Breakdown of Sanity Mirrors
Bring Me the Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bring Me the Horizon Suicide Season
Burzum Sol austan, Mani vestan
Burzum Thulêan Mysteries
I didn't have lots of high hopes for this going into it as it seemed clear that Varg was pretty persistent in focusing on his bland, boring, repetitive, folk-y sounding brand of dungeon synth, and this 1 and a half hour swansong project is pretty much that. Some of the tracks do actually have a bit of an interesting texture and as a whole this record is sorta fine as grey-ish rainy background music, but a lot of this is very underwhelming and the muffled spoken word tracks are as laughable as they've ever been in the past. The progression and soundplay of a lot of these tracks too is very predictable, especially if you've been familiar with any of the other ambient records he's put out in the 2010's such as Sol Austan, Mani Vestan or The Ways Of Yore. To think this is the same guy that put out Hvis Lyset Tar Oss and Filosofem is actually kind of baffling to me sometimes.
Carnifex Die Without Hope
Catalepsy Iniquity
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Conjonctive Until The Whole World Dies
Disturbed The Sickness
Dropdead Dropdead 2020
Nowhere near as blistering and pummeling as their 90's output unfortunately. The vocals consistently have this very repetitive, almost James Hetfield sounding thrash-metal timbre and cadence to them, which starts to become grating to me after just a few songs in. And as much as I admire Kurt Ballou and think most would benefit pretty well from having him behind the boards, his production doesn't really make this band sound as powerful as they potentially could. The very notable added clearness to their music combined with the new vocal style just makes them sound like an entirely new band, and not on the level of one that would put out a record like 2nd LP. Even though the performances are pretty high energy, the songs are merely just decent at best, which is sad considering this band was really vital to my life when I first started getting into grindcore and powerviolence back in my earlier high school days.
Drowning Pool Sinner
Eminem Encore
Eminem Music to Be Murdered By: Side B
Emmure Slave To The Game
Emmure Speaker Of The Dead
Emmure The Complete Guide To Needlework
Emmure Look At Yourself
Godsmack Godsmack
Hester Prynne Black Heart Market
Hopsin Funk Volume Mixtape: Haywire
Insane Clown Posse Carnival of Carnage
Kanye West Jesus Is King
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Korn See You on the Other Side
Lifelover Erotik
Lights The Listening
Lights Lights
Limp Bizkit Results May Vary
Linkin Park Xero
Liturgy Immortal Life
Lorelei Lore of Lies
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Marilyn Manson Smells Like Children
Marilyn Manson The High End of Low
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Molotov Solution The Harbinger
Muse The 2nd Law
Muse Drones
Muse Will of the People
Nas Nastradamus
Obey the Brave Salvation
Oceano Ascendants
Resist the Thought Sovereignty
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Rings of Saturn Embryonic Anomaly
Rings of Saturn Embryonic Anomaly Remake
Shitkid Duo Limbo​/​"Mellan himmel å helvete"
I like the heavier recording on this LP which I think is an improvement to how mild the guitars sounded on their previous record, but apart from the decent opener I just found a lot of the songwriting and vocals on here to be really lukewarm and forgettable, sometimes even bordering on annoying. It just sounds like very watered-down Riot Grrrl stuff to me, in the same universe as groups like L7 or Sleater-Kinney but not nearly as well written or performed. This is a problem I consistently have every time I go into a ShitKid record, and this third LP is not an exception in the slightest unfortunately. What makes this record even more of a tedious listen is that the band finds the need to take what little english material they had and rerecord it again in swedish, which, if you're not already really into the first half, will definitely test your patience. I'm sort of sitting around waiting for ShitKid to come through with a record that really grabs me or at least entertains me enough, but I think their on-stage antics still overshadow their songwriting by a mile.
Shitkid Fish
Silence The Messenger Achilles
Snot Strait Up
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
Tech N9ne K.O.D.
The Crimson Armada Guardians
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Justice
The Last Ten Seconds Of Life Soulless Hymns
The Strokes Future Present Past
Will Smith Born To Reign
Within the Ruins Creature
Within the Ruins Invade
Within the Ruins Elite
Xasthur All Reflections Drained

1.0 awful
And Hell Followed With Domain
As Blood Runs Black Instinct
Attila About That Life
Attila Guilty Pleasure
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Before The Devil Knows You Are Dead Dollars Seem To Be So Expensive
Behold... The Arctopus Hapeleptic Overtrove
Regardless of me having a lot of respect for Colin Marston as a prolific musician and producer, Behold... The Arctopus has overall been one of his most self-indulgent projects and Hapeleptic Overtrove ups the ante even more in that aspect, which is a shame because it's also one of his most abrasively experimental ones and I have generally enjoyed some of their early stuff as well. I won't deny that quite a lot of musicianship is required to be able to pull of performing music like this, but sonically these songs seldom feel that interesting or engaging. The very staccato, start-stop pacing of these tracks and seemingly improvised and random sounding drumbreaks and guitarlines that structurally don't really go anywhere just makes the music sound like a post-ironic jam session rather than a thrilling record by a group of extremely talented musicians. If these songs weren't as bare and more cohesively structured I could see myself enjoying this just like I've enjoyed plenty of other weird metal projects, but as is, these tracks just strike me as very style over substance.
Beneath the Massacre Fearmonger
The brand of very cleanly produced, overly quantized, ultra-technical death metal that Beneath The Massacre is known for hasn't been my cup of tea for years at this point, but I had still hoped that maybe after an 8-year gap between this and their last release the band would find a way to change things up and maybe go for a different songwriting style as I always assumed that this aesthetic had gone a bit out of fashion within the extreme metal community at this point. Turns out I might have been wrong, as this record is pretty much just another serving of the same, soulless and sterile albeit well-performed stuff from their previous records, which if you're a hardcore fan of this band is probably great and maybe seems worth dissecting further, but even after multiple listens I kept finding myself having no real visceral or emotional reaction to what I was hearing at all to the point where it was becoming a challenge to not have my brain completely tune out towards the end. It has a very agressive and pummeling quality to it which is always nice, but that's pretty much the extent of anything positive about this album for me, and whatever changes the band may have actually made here according to some fans (if there are any) may have just really gone over my head.
Bullet for My Valentine Temper Temper
Burzum The Ways of Yore
Burzum Daudi Baldrs
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Chelsea Grin My Damnation
Chelsea Grin Ashes to Ashes
Demolisher World of Hatred
Die Antwoord Mount Ninji and Da Nice Time Kid
Eamon I Don't Want You Back
Eat a Helicopter The Pessimist
Eminem Relapse: Refill
Eminem Revival
Emmure The Respect Issue
Emmure Felony
Emmure Eternal Enemies
Emmure Hindsight
I don't like to be that umpteenth person to tell you about how the new Emmure is bad just like everything else they've ever done, but I truly feel that the band might have actually hit a new low, even if only slightly. The opening two tracks (F)Inally (U)Nderstanding (N)Othing and Trash Folder had me thinking this record could be a really-dumb-but-kinda-fun record for Emmure that is possibly one of their better releases, but halfway through I realized this is actually very clearly one of their corniest and most half-assed albums, maybe even just their worst in general. Vocally sole original member Frankie Palmeri does his usual Palmeri-isms but branches out further into what I can only consider his best Fred Durst and Jonathan Davis impressions, which really work more against this record than make it more interesting and varied. Nu-Metal has always been a very clear influence in Emmure's music, but here that influence is harder to listen to then it's ever been. Pretty much all these tracks sound like half-finished songs that are mostly 2 minutes and change in length, and these are riddled with underwhelming song structures and voice clips that only prove further how painfully underwritten this material is.
Face Your Maker Bloodtides
Here Comes the Kraken Hate, Greed & Death
I Built The Cross Bridging the Gap Between Heart and Mind
Korn The Path of Totality
Korn Korn III: Remember Who You Are
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Linkin Park Living Things
Linkin Park One More Light
Lorna Shore ...And I Return to Nothingness
Metallica St. Anger
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Oceano Incisions
Peste Noire Peste Noire - Split - Peste Noire
Six Feet Under True Carnage
Six Feet Under Nightmares of the Decomposed
Chris and his buddies continuing to explore how close death metal can possibly border on actual parody and somehow still getting Metal Blade Records to put it out
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's
The Browning Burn This World
The Browning Hypernova
The Great Commission And Every Knee Shall Bow
The Last Felony Too Many Humans
Vanilla Ice Hard to Swallow
Winds of Plague Against the World
Winds of Plague Resistance
Wormed Floating Cadaver In The Monochrome
Xasthur Victims of the Times

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