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5.0 classic
Burial Untrue
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
if you rated this lower than a 5 then you didnt watch it
Cynic Traced in Air
I'm going to be quite honest. I really tried to find a flaw with this album. I really did. My efforts were in vain, because simply put, there aren't any. Wonderful riffing, smooth fretless bass work, ethereal solos, calm vocals, etc. is all here. Made all the more impressive due to Cynic not being together for 14 years. This album is truly Traced in Air.
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Symbolic
Death Human
Fates Warning Awaken the Guardian
Kayo Dot Choirs of the Eye
The Manifold Curiosity is the GOAT. This is not debatable.
Lost Horizon A Flame To The Ground Beneath
Lykathea Aflame Elvenefris
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Nas Illmatic
Recommended Tracks:
- Genesis
- N.Y. State of Mind
- Life's a Bitch
- The World is Yours
- Halftime
- Memory Lane
- One Love
- One Time 4 Your Mind
- Represent
- It Ain't Hard to Tell
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack
Opeth Blackwater Park
Wow is all I can think of when I listen to this album. This is one album that is, simply put, undeniably impressive. Opeth certainly delivered a perfect metal album here, and it's perfection is undeniable, and i'm not even close to kidding either. Every single song is excellent; there isn't anything wrong with any of them. And to add to that, they all flow brilliantly together. The clean vocals are probably among the best voices i've heard in the world of music, the growling is fantastic, and the musicianship backs the vocals superbly. The lyrics are impressive too, seeing that most metal bands have pretty weak lyrics overall. Indeed, such an incredible album like this is very rare, so this is a must for anyone's album collection. Standout tracks include the well-composed Bleak, the wonderful, calm acoustic melodies of Harvest, and the brutal riffing in Blackwater Park. In fact, who cares about downloading those 3 songs, just buy the damn album because all the songs on here are just that great. Hell, I'd buy 3 more copies of this CD if I wasn't busy buying other album disographies.
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pokemon 2BA Masta
The Wildhearts Earth vs. The Wildhearts
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Yoko Shimomura Xenoblade OST

4.5 superb
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
This album really pushed black metal overboard, the darkness of the sound of the album is a prime example of this. For instance, Varg sounds like he just killed someone. Oh, wait...
Circle Takes the Square Rites of Initiation
Converge Axe to Fall
Dare I say it, this album just might be better than Jane Doe.
Crush 40 Crush 40
Cryptopsy None So Vile
If you are still alive you didn't listen to the album.
Cynic Focus
Daft Punk Discovery
Deftones White Pony
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Disillusion Back to Times of Splendor
So many cool riffs everywhere and all of them are catchy as fuck. It's rifftacular!!!
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
If there's an album I can be impressed with all the way through, Scenes From A Memory would be the one. Many songs on here prove to be among the best of Dream Theater's works, and those songs are very enjoyable with plenty of replay value. Another thing to point out is that it's a concept album, one done right for once. It's great that Dream Theater has had several great albums, but seriously, none of them can hold a candle to this masterpiece of an album. Standout tracks includes possibly the most complex metal song in existence, The Dance Of Eternity, Overture 1928, an outstanding instrumental song, and Beyond This Life, one of Dream Theater's better 10+ minute songs.
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Galneryus Beyond the End of Despair...
HORSE the band Desperate Living
In Flames Clayman
In Flames Whoracle
Iron Maiden Powerslave
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Mastodon Leviathan
maudlin of the Well Bath
Michael Jackson Thriller
Nobuo Uematsu FFVII: Advent Children OST
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Panopticon Panopticon
Panopticon Roads to the North
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot
Rush Permanent Waves
Sigur Ros ( )
Streetlight Manifesto Somewhere in the Between
Summoning Oath Bound
I have to point out the Land of the Dead is the greatest song ever created by mortal man. It's timeless, well composed yet simple, makes it's 13 minute length seem much shorter than is, and it contains more emotion than a feeble human mind could comprehend. Grown men will be in tears when they hear the song for the first time. You could listen to the song 5 hours straight and not get sick of it. Hell, I bet you could listen to it at least 500 hours. The other songs on this album are fantastic, too. Recommended for anyone interested in Atmospheric Black Metal.
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Toxicity
The Ocean Precambrian
X Japan Blue Blood
This album is probably the definition of the Japanese metal scene, no questions asked. This album is full of great speed metal, great power metal, and great ballads. It's so unfortunate that most music listeners will never ever hear this album, due to the rarity of this album. Orgasm and X are some great speed metal songs, and are great for head banging. Unfinished and Endless Rain sounds almost like typical 80s pop, but the piano and guitar solos really add to the song.s Unfortunately, there were some boring songs such as Celebration and Kurenai, which kinda drag the album down. The best songs on this album are the fast-flying double bass in Orgasm, the soft, melodic voicing in Endless Rain, and Rose Of Pain, a short epic which features a little bit of everything.

4.0 excellent
Aerosmith Toys in the Attic
Alice in Chains Dirt
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
An Endless Sporadic Ameliorate
Anthrax Among the Living
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atheist Elements
August Burns Red Constellations
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Apparently you can Swim to the Moon according to B.T.BAM. Anyone wanna try it with me?
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Blink-182 Dude Ranch
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Burzum Filosofem
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Circle Takes the Square Decompositions: Volume Number One
Converge Jane Doe
Dan Swano Moontower
Dark Tranquillity Character
Dark Tranquillity The Gallery
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Dream Theater Awake
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Edge of Sanity Purgatory Afterglow
Equilibrium Turis Fratyr
Equilibrium Sagas
Fates Warning No Exit
Fates Warning is a legendary band that pioneered progressive metal along with Queensrhyche and Dream Theater. This album is close to a classic, but it's a little weaker than Awaken The Guardian overall. The new vocalist, Ray Alder is a similar vocalist to John Arch. However, he lacks the power and energy John had put into his voice; Alder does seem to have more low-end range and versatility. The album is not produced as well as Awaken the Guardian either; the overall production is of lower quality, it's even softer volume-wise. Shades of Heavenly Death is also not as good as the other songs, but it is the heaviest. Recommended tracks are the epic Ivory Gate of Dreams, the fast-paced, catchy Anarchy Divine, and the slower In a Word.
Galneryus The Flag Of Punishment
Galneryus Reincarnation
Garden of Shadows Oracle Moon
Green Day Dookie
This was Green Day's breakthrough album, and I'm not suprised one bit. Dookie shows that Green Day once had a high point in their career, with much better drumming than their recent work, very catchy basslines, and let's not forget the mindless but unique powerchords Billie Joe rips out on his guitar. This album also marks a milestone in the pop-punk genre, making this album one of the greatest pop-punk albums ever made; the cultural and socials influence of the album is undeniable! This was my very first CD, and I'm proud that it is. Standout traks include Welcome To Paradise and it's unique bass solo in the middle of the song, the mindless, enjoyable Basketcase, and the fast-paced Burnout.
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
In Flames The Jester Race
In Mourning Shrouded Divine
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Judas Priest Painkiller
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Lost Horizon Awakening The World
maudlin of the Well Part the Second
"omg wtf its not metal enough it deserves a lower grade." boo fucking hoo.
Megadeth Endgame
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica S&M
Muse Absolution
Necrophagist Epitaph
Nirvana In Utero
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Watershed
Outworld Outworld
Outworld isn't just one of those average prog metal bands, like Dream Theater (their post Scenes From A Memory albums anyway). Their sound is very distinct; one of the heaviest power/prog bands in existence, even heavier than Symphony X's Paradise Lost. Most songs feature crushing riff fests, nice, smooth basslines, and constant double bass. And of course, the guitar work is top-notch. Rusty Cooley's solo album was a wank-fest, which worried me that this album would feature endless guitar solos, but I was pleasantly surprised that the guitar solos were used very conservatively throughout the album, and would generally feature very melodic approaches. Album highlights include the melodic-induced Riders, the slower, yet powerful Outworld, and the insane, ridiculous soloing in the Grey Tide.
Pantera Cowboys From Hell
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Pink Floyd Animals
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Prince Purple Rain
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush 2112
Sepultura Arise
Sepultura Beneath the Remains
Shadows Fall The Art of Balance
Strapping Young Lad City
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Streetlight Manifesto Keasbey Nights
Sublime Sublime
Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Summoning Stronghold
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
Ulver Shadows of the Sun
Don't try to examine this album like a textbook. Just pop it in, close your eyes, and simply let the music pass through your body...
Vinterland Welcome My Last Chapter
Voodoo Glow Skulls Firme
Vougan Mind Exceeding
Wintersun Wintersun
Zao The Funeral of God
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis

3.5 great
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Blink-182 blink-182
Buckethead Enter the Chicken
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Cynic Re-Traced
Cynic's a pretty cool guy. He likes to change things up sometimes and he doesn't afraid of anything.
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Leprosy
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Addicted is a nice mix of traditional Devy sound (Addicted!, Universe in a Ball!) and obscenely catchy poppy songs (Bend it Like Bender!, The Way Home!). The album's sound overall is comparable to Accelerated Evolution, except much more melodic in general and very synth heavy. The female vocals, done by Anneke van Giersbergen are amazing and are used very generously throughout, giving the songs their final polish. The best example of her voice is in Hyperdrive!, a remake of the one off Ziltoid; Giersbergen's voice gives the song significantly more life compared to the original. Addicted is, without a doubt, Devin's best material in years, and is proof that Devin still has his magic touch.
Dir En Grey Uroboros
Disillusion Gloria
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Emperor In The Nightside Eclipse
Galactic Cowboys Space In Your Face
Galneryus One For All - All For One
Green Day Warning
Green Day Insomniac
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
In Flames Colony
In Flames Lunar Strain
In Flames Come Clarity
In Flames Subterranean
Into Eternity Buried in Oblivion
John Arch A Twist Of Fate [EP]
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Meshuggah I
This is my first Mesuggah album, and I was pleased, but not blown out of my chair. One 20 minute song for an album seems disappointing, but it's worth it, seeing that it's an EP. The riffing takes a more aggressive, crunchy approach than usual Thrash metal bands, which normally go for speed to achieve heaviness. The song is composed wonderfully; however, some parts are boring and I usually fast-forward to a different section; this happens a lot in the last third of the song. However, most of the song is heavy, and surprisingly catchy. Unfortunately, the same metalcorish-thrash vocals are present (it sound like the Shadows Fall vocalist, but with a little more grunt). A great buy if you're into extreme thrash metal.
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Death Magnetic
Michael Jackson Bad
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Nirvana Bleach
Obscura Cosmogenesis
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd The Wall
Powerglove Metal Kombat for the Mortal Man
Primus Frizzle Fry
Protest the Hero Kezia
Radiohead OK Computer
Raintime Flies and Lies
Rush Hemispheres
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Hell Awaits
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Faceless Akeldama
The Wildhearts The Wildhearts
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Ulver Wars of the Roses
Wintersun Time I
Zao (Self-Titled)

3.0 good
Alestorm Terror on the High Seas
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
Amorphis Silent Waters
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Atheist Piece of Time
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Brand New Daisy
Carcass Heartwork
Dave Matthews Band Before These Crowded Streets
Devin Townsend Physicist
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
This album has clearly shown DragonForce has evolved from Valley of the Damned. The new drummer Dave Mackintosh shows much more proficency in blast beating than Didier has, bringing the "extreme" style of DragonForce to a new level. The band also recruits Adrian Lambert as a bassist, the best one they've ever had to date. The songs on the album are catchier than they were on Valley of the Damned, but there was also some songs that were, well, duds. Fields of Despair is just a plain bad song, and Prepare for War and Cry of the Brave aren't as catchy as the others. Otherwise, this album has had some great strong points. Soldiers of the Wasteland is pretty much an epic song, and is my favorite DragonForce song to date. This is the only song I felt Vadim was going almost all out on. Fury of the Storm has some crazy soloing going on, too. Once again, this is another DragonForce album worth buying.
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Dream Theater Images and Words
Fates Warning Parallels
Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Galactic Cowboys Galactic Cowboys
Galneryus Advance To The Fall
Green Day Nimrod
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Helloween Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Presence
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Linkin Park Meteora
Luca Turilli King of the Nordic Twilight
Metallica Metallica
Nirvana Nevermind
Oceans of Sadness The Arrogance Of Ignorance
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Deliverance
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Poison the Well Tear From the Red
Primus Pork Soda
Serj Tankian Elect the Dead
Slayer South of Heaven
Stratovarius Visions
Summoning Lugburz
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Mars Volta The Bedlam in Goliath
Thrice Vheissu
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium Shogun
Ulver Kveldssanger
Yellowcard Lights and Sounds

2.5 average
Blink-182 Cheshire Cat
DragonForce Valley Of The Damned (Demo)
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Green Day American Idiot
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Kamelot Epica
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Metallica ...And Justice for All
The first three Metallica albums are incrediblie albums. All of them have brought a new sound to the world of metal, and the songs for the most part are great. But then we have this ear-sore of an album "...And Justice For All". It's incredibly trebly; turning the bass all the way up and the treble all the down on my equalizer doesn't help at all. Not only that, but most of the songs on here are not worth listening to at all. The new bassist Jason Newstead is a disgrace to Metallica and their previous material, as he cannot come up with similar driving, creative basslines like Cliff did, though he is alright overall. Metallica did become more progressive with this release, but the attempt isn't very good. This is easily the worst album I ever bought, even though I like Metallica. This isn't even worth a buy unless you need every Metallica album ever made. Songs to download are One, To Live Is To Die and Dyers Eve. Nothing else!
Muse The Resistance
Stride Imagine
Summoning Minas Morgul
Symphony X Twilight in Olympus
System of a Down Steal This Album!

2.0 poor
Amorphis Skyforger
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Led Zeppelin Coda
Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door
Muse The 2nd Law
Protest the Hero Fortress
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Slayer World Painted Blood
Summoning Dol Guldur
Tool Lateralus
The first time I've heard about Tool, I was really excited. I was told that it was one of the best progressive metal bands out there. I go and buy this and what do I get? An album that's opened up by a boring song (The Grudge). Thinking that it was a dud song, I listened to the rest of the album, and boy was I shocked. Every song on here is simply put, a bore fest. Why the hell is Tool called a metal band? More like alternate rock. In my eyes, you're suppost to enjoy music to its fullest extent, but with an album so dragging, long, pretentious etc, that is impossible. However, I was impressed with the drumming a lot, so it wasn't a complete waste. The only song I can say I really enjoyed is Ticks And Leeches (besides the boring part), due to it's aggressive drumming throughout the song.
Trivium Ember to Inferno

1.5 very poor
Blink-182 Buddha
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
Metallica St. Anger
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Smile Empty Soul Consciousness
Stratovarius Destiny
Trivium The Crusade

1.0 awful
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
brokeNCYDE BC 13
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
A wonderful musical inspiration for children everywhere.
Grailknights Return to Castle Grailskull
Hellyeah Hellyeah
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
Millionaires Bling Bling Bling!
A wonderful musical inspiration for children everywhere.
Soulja Boy
Static Colours Sun Swells
Sunn O))) The Grimmrobe Demos

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