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5.0 classic
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
This album will always remain among my favorites of all time. This album is the epitome of metalcore - all aspects of performance are executed with nothing less than perfection. Avoiding the popular trend to scream and churn out heavy, uninspired riffs, A7X puts life into all their songs and will assault you with some of the best riffs you have ever heard. The combination of riffs in "Second Heartbeat," from the intro to the solo, simply cannot be competed with. Shadow's vocals, which are often a topic of debate, are a hit or miss. I believe they fit the bill perfectly, as Shadows explores the soft side of his voice as much as his brutal scream. The main aspect of this album that makes it a classic is that it's truly memorable. The music is one of a kind, and the musiciansnip in every song on this disc is unexpectedly brilliant. A7X set the metalcore bar with Waking the Fallen, and in my opinion it has yet to be beaten.
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden Live After Death (DVD)
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Opeth Blackwater Park
Ozzy Osbourne Tribute
Protest the Hero Kezia
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Steely Dan Aja
I'm a fair classic rock fan, but mostly Im the kind of guy that has metal blasting on his ipod all day. But when I heard this, I was really blown away at the musical brilliance behind this album. It would be very hard for me to explain myself, this is like a mix of Dream Theater composition and Pink Floyd style with some jazz horns. It's not just another album, it was a showstopper for me. This band has more talent than almost any other band Ive ever heard. Aja is a stand-out track for me, it has to be my favorite classic rock song of all time. Give this a try or atleast download a song
Stevie Ray Vaughan Live at the El Mocambo (Live Video)
Yngwie Malmsteen Rising Force

4.5 superb
AFI The Art of Drowning
AFI Sing the Sorrow
AFI All Hallow's E.P.
This is easily my favorite EP of all time. The musicianship is great and in some sense I find it is AFI's writing at best. This is a perfect balance between AFI's old fast-paced punk roots and their current gothic, progressive style. A definite must have for punk fans. Stand-out track for me was Totalimmortal, though all 4 songs are incredibly addicting.
Amorphis Queen of Time
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Behemoth Demigod
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Boston Boston
Bruce Dickinson The Chemical Wedding
Bruce Dickinson Tyranny of Souls
This album was a total shock for me. The cover art didnt appeal to me one bit, but the only reason I ended up buying this is because of my undying love for Iron Maiden, hoping this would sound similar. Bruce explored the genre of American hard rock/metal, and this outcome is just plain old rockin' awesome! No one can deny the small Maiden influence on the guitar work, but theres plenty of originality here. I recommend this for anyone who likes the rock genre. Standout track for me is Devil on a Hog (vocals, riffs, solo, all orgasmic!)
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Clutch Blast Tyrant
Cradle of Filth Midian
Dan Fogelberg Nether Lands
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Score
Electric Light Orchestra Greatest Hits
Fair to Midland Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Death on the Road
Iron Maiden Rock in Rio (DVD)
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
When it comes to great old bands making great new music, no one does it better than Iron Maiden. A Matter of Life and Death proves that the legendary British metal band are still all about making the best music on the planet. Every song contains the standard fresh, galloping riffs, juicy bass lines, and soaring vocals that the band has always been known for - however Maiden show that they progress as songwriters by writing 10 progressively-epic songs that make most rock today seem laughable. This album also reflects their ability to play live - their supporting tour for this album included playing the album in full. It was impressive how so much energy packed into this recorded album can be amplified even greater when played live. The record itself is fantastic - but when played live... stunning. Either way, this only proves that Maiden hasn't left their long legacy in the dust just yet, theyre still here to stay. This is more than great music, this is a continuation of the greatest legacy in metal history.
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow
Kalmah Swamplord
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Absolutely excellent album. This album avoids the pitfalls of many other thrash albums, which include unbearable vocals, recycled uninspired riffs, and unattractive shred-fests. Obvious Black Sabbath influences help Megadeth do their share in making Metal the giant of all music, and this album helps roll Megadeth to what is now the most consistent band in Thrash. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? is borderline perfect, with very little that should displease the listener.
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica S&M
Nirvana Nevermind
Opeth Still Life
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Queensryche Queensryche EP
Queensryche Greatest Hits
Shadow Of Intent Reclaimer
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Stevie Ray Vaughan Greatest Hits
Weezer Pinkerton

4.0 excellent
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
Avantasia The Mystery Of Time
Avantasia Moonglow
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Purple
Between the Buried and Me Colors_Live
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Highly polished and extremely ambitious, but with a little more reserve than their previous releases, The Great Misdirect is Between The Buried And Me's most progressive album to date.

Any BTBAM fans listening to this album will be happy to find that they have strongly retained their style - they are as aggressive and ambitious as ever. However, their death metal antics are more concentrated on The Great Misdirect than their previous albums. Between The Buried And Me have changed their song formula from their black and white genre shifts to a more fluid style. BTBAM were never known for their song coherence, and this album won't change their identity. However, BTBAM have started to ditch their rigid shifts in sound in exchange for more fluent, cohesive advances in sound and style. This makes The Great Misdirect BTBAM's most progressive album to date.

Death metal purists, fear not. Our favorite North Carolina axemen shred to death on this album. The drumming is arguably better than it's ever been, and Tommy's vocals retain the same balance of aggression and melody we've known him for. While this is more progressive than earlier releases, BTBAM do not sacrifice quility for accessibility.

For the fans who may have not been able to stomach BTBAM's earlier style, they may find themselves reborn into the band with The Great Misdirect. For all others, everything you know and love about BTBAM is retained and applied with a more stylistic and progressive tone.

And Swim to the Moon, it's just... yes.
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Borknagar Winter Thrice
Borknagar True North
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Clutch From Beale Street to Oblivion
Clutch Earth Rocker
Cradle of Filth Thornography
Crash Test Dummies God Shuffled His Feet
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dimmu Borgir Death Cult Armageddon
Dimmu Borgir StormblÄst
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Black Clouds and Silver Linings
Dream Theater Distance Over Time
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Fear Before The Always Open Mouth
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Guns N' Roses Live Era '87-'93
In Flames Used & Abused...In Live We Trust
In Flames Come Clarity
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Edward the Great
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
ISIS Oceanic
ISIS Wavering Radiant
Kalmah Swampsong
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth Greatest Hits: Back to the Start
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
Metallica S&M2
Muse Absolution
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
O.A.R. In Between Now And Then
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Watershed
Ozzy Osbourne Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne Ozzmosis
Paul Gilbert Get Out of My Yard
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Volition
Queensryche Queensryche
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela
Shadow Of Intent Melancholy
Shadows Fall The War Within
Skid Row (US) Skid Row
Soen Lotus
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Soilwork The Ride Majestic
Sonata Arctica Silence
Sonata Arctica Unia
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Beatles 1
The Faceless Akeldama
The Rolling Stones Black and Blue
The Rolling Stones Forty Licks
Trans-Siberian Orchestra The Christmas Attic
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence
Weezer Weezer
Weird Al Yankovic Running With Scissors
Wings Band on the Run
Wintersun Wintersun
Wintersun Time I
Yngwie Malmsteen Odyssey
Yngwie Malmsteen Trilogy
Yngwie Malmsteen Inspiration

3.5 great
AC/DC Powerage
AFI Behind the Times
AFI Crash Love
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Amaranthe The Nexus
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Avantasia Ghostlights
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold Warmness on the Soul
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage
Basshunter LOL
Black Label Society Mafia
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
Children of Bodom Trashed, Lost & Strungout
Clutch Book of Bad Decisions
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Cynic Traced in Air
Delain Apocalypse & Chill
Dethklok The Dethalbum
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Eric Clapton Slowhand
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
HIM Dark Light
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
In Flames Lunar Strain
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth United Abominations
Metallica Death Magnetic
Nightwish Once
Nightwish Dark Passion Play
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV
O.A.R. The Wanderer
O.A.R. Stories of a Stranger
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Pale Communion
Ozzy Osbourne Prince of Darkness (Box Set)
Ozzy Osbourne No More Tears
Ozzy Osbourne Bark at the Moon
Phantogram Eyelid Movies
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
Queensryche American Soldier
Old men living in the shadows of their former selves? This album should have been the one to cast Queensryche into utter irrelevance. Instead, they wrote their most mature and arguably most emotional album to date. It's an album for the patient, progressive lovers of music out there, and takes a good straight listen from top to bottom to appreciate the melodies, moods, and styles that describe the love, sorrow, and emotional strength it takes to be a soldier in war. The musicianship is excellent, being far from overdone yet enough to prove these guys still have sparks of genius somewhere in those noggins. It's progressive, paced and meaningful. If you thought Empire and Promised Land were anything near enjoyable, I'd recommend a buy for this.
Shadows Fall Retribution
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Hell Awaits
Soilwork Verkligheten
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Soundtrack (Film) Dumb and Dumber
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The Beatles Revolver
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures
U2 U218 Singles
Unearth III: In the Eyes of Fire
Weird Al Yankovic Poodle Hat
Wovenwar Wovenwar

3.0 good
AFI Answer That and Stay Fashionable
AFI Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes
AFI Very Proud of Ya
AFI I Heard a Voice CD
This is a good release from a band who are at their peak of their popularity after more than a decade of trying to break into the mainstream. The band's performance, fronted by Davey's excellent vocals, is pretty good to say the least. The tracklist caters to a new generation of fans, with most of the tracks appearing off of their latest two albums, Sing The Sorrow and Decemberunderground. Although the performance was well above average, that's about all this disc's got for it. Makes for a damn good listen for fans of their recent works, others won't find this all too interesting. As a big fan, this is my current CD rotation, so if you're like me I'd recommend a buy.
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Dream Theater The Astonishing
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Imperanon Stained
In Flames Reroute to Remain
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lupe Fiasco The Cool
Mastodon The Hunter
Metallica Load
Metallica Metallica
Muse The Resistance
Nightwish HUMAN. :II: NATURE.
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nirvana In Utero
Protest the Hero Pacific Myth
Sonata Arctica The Days of Grays
Symphony X The Odyssey
The Audition Champion
The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang
Toto Toto IV
Trivium The Crusade
I only have a few important words to say about this album.
If no one has ever heard previous Trivium, or any Metallica, the average rating would be higher. Much higher. If Metallica released this same album, it would have a pretty high rating. Unorginality has become too much of a factor. I still find this pleasing to my ears, and I don't see why I shouldn't judge the music by the music I hear.
Wintersun The Forest Seasons
X Japan Blue Blood
Now, I try to be professional in writing my criticisms for albums, but I really can't help it here. I want to kill myself everytime this faggot opens his mouth. The guitars, pianos, and cheesy power metal drumming are all excellent, no questions about the talent of the members and how great their riffs are. Yoshi or whatever the fuck his name is sounds like a baby screaming in a blender. The instrumentation, specifically the excellent guitarists, greatly make up for that though.

2.5 average
AFI Decemberunderground
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Burzum Hlidskjalf
Iluvatar Iluvatar
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
James LaBrie Elements Of Persuasion
John Lennon Lennon Legend
Megadeth Risk
Metallica St. Anger
Metallica Reload
Metallica Some Kind of Monster

2.0 poor
The Audition Self-Titled Album

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