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5.0 classic
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Relationship of Command is more or less energy on a compact disc. Cedric's wailing vocal delivery is complemented perfectly by Jim's shouts. And the instrumentation? Each member has a chance to showcase his ability somewhere on this masterpiece. This along with Thrice's Illusion of Safety (but mainly this) got me hooked on the post-hardcore genre. Amazing.
Bad Religion Against the Grain
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Depression is a very powerful thing. As Trent Reznor's masterpiece shows us, it can drive a person to suicide. The Downward Spiral is a concept album that tells the tale of a man who goes through all the stages of depression, from rejection of friends and family, drug use, prostitution, suicide, and the look back on it all from the grave. The music is obviously dark, as it deals with some powerful emotions. The songs vary from the chaotic (Mr. Self Destruct, March of the Pigs, Big Man with a Gun) to the calm (Piggy, A Warm Place) to the soft (Hurt). However, all of them deal with the emotional deterioration of the main character. This album, with its dark, depressing vibe may ruin your mood, but it is definitely a high quality piece of music. I recommend it to any fans of industrial or hard rock.
System of a Down System of a Down
Tool ├ćnima
Weezer Pinkerton

4.5 superb
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Bad Religion Suffer
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Mindless Self Indulgence Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy
Wow. This is pretty much 30 tracks of musical insanity. Everything is all over the place. The beats, Little Jimmy Urine's singing, the random one-liners that will either have you cracking up or confused and/or disgusted. Strangely enough, the tracklist of all things is neatly in alphabetical order. Go figure. This is definitely not a conventional album by any means. But it's an enjoyable album to listen to when you want something not particularly serious. It's also fun to blast in public places.
Mudvayne L.D. 50
NOFX Pump Up the Valuum
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
The politically-charged band Rage Against the Machine was a unique blend of metal and rap. This shines through on their self-titled debut album. Nearly everyone can find something to like about this record, whether it's the angry raps and shouts of Zack De La Rocha, the effects-drenched riffs from Tom Morello, or the funky basslines of Tim Commerford. Even Tool and A Perfect Circle fans can find something to enjoy, as Maynard James Keenan makes a guest appearance on the bridge of "Know Your Enemy". RATM's combination of rap and metal influenced many with this innovative style, and this is where it all started.
Sublime 40 Oz. to Freedom
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits
The Vandals Peace Thru Vandalism
Thrice The Illusion of Safety

4.0 excellent
AFI Black Sails in the Sunset
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Bad Religion The Empire Strikes First
Bad Religion Back to the Known
blink-182 Blink-182
Bullet for My Valentine The Poison
Green Day Nimrod
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson Red
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Nirvana In Utero
NOFX 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough
NOFX So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes
Rancid Rancid (2000)
Rancid 2000 was Rancid's attempt at hardcore punk, and they pulled it off. Tim Armstrong's raspy voice feels right at home with the edgy guitars and flying bass. Lars Fredricksen's shouts also fits the music. Everything just seems to fit into place, which can't easily be said about a band fronted by Armstrong. In my opinion, this was Rancid at their best.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Stone Sour Stone Sour
Sublime Sublime
System of a Down Steal This Album!
Steal This Album is often just considered System of a Down's leftovers. Well, it is. But this isn't your typical "these songs suck too much to go on a real album but you can give us $15 to hear them" b-sides record. This has more of a feel of an experimental album than anything. SOAD messes around with various instruments that often displays their Armenian heritage. Hell, I didn't even know this was a b-sides until someone told me. These songs don't suck, as you would think when you hear the words "b-sides". They just wouldn't fit in too well with the hard-hitting, more conventional Toxicity. In my opinion, STA gets a bad rap that it doesn't deserve, and is a must-own for any and all SOAD fans.
System of a Down Toxicity
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
Tool Lateralus
Tool Undertow
Weezer Weezer

3.5 great
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
Bad Religion How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Bullet for My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine EP
CKY Volume 1
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Deftones White Pony
Fugazi 13 Songs
Green Day Dookie
Korn Korn
Misfits Collection II
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Vandals Hitler Bad, Vandals Good
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance

3.0 good
Anti-Flag The Terror State
Avenged Sevenfold Warmness on the Soul
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up The Girl
HORSE the band R. Borlax
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
NOFX The War on Errorism
Slayer Reign in Blood
Sparta Porcelain
System of a Down Mezmerize
The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

2.5 average
Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction
Disturbed The Sickness
Green Day Insomniac
Mindless Self Indulgence You'll Rebel To Anything
MSI didn't really revamp their style for the follow-up to FGWSSS, however the songs don't seem to have the impact they used to. You'll Rebel To Anything is much more polished than older works. Also, it's not as randomly insane, which was one of my favorite things about MSI. YRTA isn't bad by any stretch, but it just didn't have the magic Frankenstein Girls... did.
NOFX Wolves in Wolves' Clothing
Rancid ...And Out Come the Wolves
Slipknot Slipknot
The Vandals Look What I Almost Stepped In
Transplants Transplants

2.0 poor
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
When I first got City Of Evil, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I had Waking The Fallen and loved it, but I heard CoE didn't have screaming. However, I still bought the album. It was a lot more experimental then WtF, which was not a good thing. Matt Shadows developed a rather whiny singing voice that just annoyed me. Synsyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance used more guitar harmonies, but they used them so much that their effectiveness wore off quickly. Johnny Christ took a more prominent role (i.e. I could tell there was bass), but it wasn't really enough to save the album IMO. The Rev's drumming is still as good as it ever, and was a highlight of the album. Overall, CoE was quite a letdown for old A7X fans. I'm not really digging the direction of the band.
Bad Religion Into the Unknown
Linkin Park Meteora
Slipknot Iowa
Weezer The Green Album
After the experimental but critically-bashed Pinkerton, Weezer took a break. They then decided to re-create the Blue Album. Hell, they even gave it the same name. They tried to revert to the poppier song writing they implied on the Blue Album, and, well, they succeeded. The problem was that they forgot to really put anything into the songs. They're catchy, but they really don't have any substance to them.

1.5 very poor
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Puddle of Mudd Come Clean
Staind 14 Shades of Grey

1.0 awful
Atreyu The Curse
Dear God... where do I even begin? Well, Atreyu is a pop metalcore band. They have one of the most obnoxious vocalists I've hear in my years. He sounds like he's about to hack up a kidney most of the time. He also has the ability to complete negate anything the other vocalist could hope to contribute to the flat, uninteresting instrumentals. The only positive I see in this is that it got my friends into heavier music. Overall a bad musical experience.
New Found Glory Catalyst
NOFX S&M Airlines
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