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Average Rating: 3.39
Rating Variance: 0.89
Objectivity Score: 85%
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5.0 classic
Slugdge The Cosmic Cornucopia

4.5 superb
Celeste Infidele(s)
Departe Failure, Subside
Departe absolutely nails a unique gritty, atmospheric, and melancholic sound.
Erra Impulse
Some of the songs on here I couldn't care less about, but Render The Void is so far above any other song I've heard in the past 9 months that I've had to actively remove it from playlists so that I only hear it when I can fully appreciate it.
Hollow Front Still Life
Don't Fall Asleep, Backbone, Nothing Lasts Forever, and Still Life are really just as good as it gets. The others are pretty forgettable but don't take away from the overall quality of the album.
Inferi (USA) Revenant
Kardashev The Almanac
The Almanac is a beautifully cohesive EP that manages to never lose your full attention. It's relaxing, powerful, and at some points chill-inducing.
Thornhill Butterfly
Expertly crafted songs. There really isn't a bad song on this EP.
Thousand Below The Love You Let Too Close
Insanely catchy and surprisingly aggressive. There are a handful of songs on here that I keep coming back to.

4.0 excellent
Arkive Sonder
They really seem to have found their sound. The vocals are much less abrasive and overall
there's a noticeable balance. Luminous is a masterpiece.
Celeste Animale(s)
Currents The Place I Feel Safest
It's obvious that there is a specific sound they are going for here but they run a little too far with it and so the album feels like it blurs together sometimes. That said, there are too many killer tracks to ignore.
Heart of a Coward Deliverance
Several of the tracks are interchangeable but Skeletal I and II are instant classics.
Pridelands Any Colour You Desire
The EP isn't really exemplary as a whole but Machina in itself merits a 4.
Rivers of Nihil Monarchy
Sithu Aye Set Course for Andromeda
Set Course for Andromeda is a prime example of how cohesive an instrumental album can be. It tells a very clear story but some sections (not entire songs) fall flat and listening becomes more of a chore at that point; however, there are some real gems in here, especially Set Course for Andromeda!!! It has so many different and interesting themes and tempos that are masterfully strewn together, and I keep coming back for more.
Slice the Cake Odyssey to the West

3.5 great
Celeste Nihiliste(s)
Celeste Morte(s) Nee(s)
Celeste Misanthrope(s)
Eastern High Garden of Heathens
Not a fan of the vocals but some of this is too catchy to miss.
Eternal Void Catharsis
Some tracks are a bit bland and the clean sections seem uninspired but it's worth a listen.
Monument of a memory Ex-Mortis
If it weren't for Cold Eyes and House of Glass, this would be a 4.
Strangers To Wolves Lost Boys
Let's just not talk about Here's to the Best...
The Healing Hollow Earth
The choruses do well to create a memorable identity for most of the songs, and complement
the heavy hitting sections. Unfortunately, some elements that were chosen completely kill
the vibe of a couple tracks.

3.0 good
Aepoch Aepochalypse
Arkive Untitled EP
Dude's voice is impressive but gets old quick. Nonetheless, I commend them for being able
to create songs this memorable on an EP this short. Even though it isn't perfect, Golden
Vines quickly became something that I keep coming back to.
Glasslands Pariah
They have an interesting sound that sometimes they absolutely kill but it's wildly inconsistent from one song to the next.
Gorod Aethra
Off Road Minivan Spiral Gaze
If this were a review of the song Spiral Gaze instead of the whole EP, it'd be a 4.5.
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Without the initial novelty Spencer's vocal range, Periphery II misses more often than it hits. I think good examples of what they did well in this album were Facepalm Mute, Scarlet, and Mile Zero. The others, I have become tired of skipping over.
Stories (AUS) The Youth to Become

2.5 average
After the Burial Dig Deep
Defecto Nemesis
Harmed From Day One
Silent Screams Hope for Now
There's no defining sound and some songs are downright cringe-inducing. Going through the entire thing, I think Guiding Light and Hope for Now are the best signs that there is hope for this band in the future.
Tanuki The Fire. The Fear. The Fall

2.0 poor
AVIIRA Relentless
2.5-2.0 after second thought. The fact that some people could possibly like this doesn't invalidate the many things they did wrong.
Curses Chapter I: Introspect
Dead Crown Come Hell

1.0 awful
Brojob Talk Shit Get Kissed
Thirty Seconds to Mars America
So many songs on here sound like literally anything you'd hear on a christian radio station... how did they manage to fuck up their sound so much
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