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5.0 classic
7 Angels 7 Plagues Jhazmyne's Lullaby
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Converge Jane Doe
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) What It Takes to Move Forward
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Hopesfall The Satellite Years
Hopesfall No Wings To Speak Of
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Pianos Become the Teeth The Lack Long After
Poison the Well The Opposite of December
Pokemon 2BA Masta
Snowing Fuck Your Emotional Bullshit
Soundtrack (Film) Space Jam
Taken Between Two Unseens
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Put On Your Rosy Red Glasses
The Saddest Landscape You Will Not Survive
The perfect soundtrack to any emotional crisis ever.
Touche Amore/La Dispute Searching for a Pulse/The Worth of the World

4.5 superb
A Black Rose Burial An Awakening of Revenants EP
A Lot Like Birds Plan B
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Converge Axe to Fall
Counterparts The Current Will Carry Us
Counterparts Tragedy Will Find Us
Tragedy Will Find Us is a fantastic representation of the evolution of Counterparts sound.

Instrumentally specific parts are more fleshed out while the songs themselves are much more
concise, and don't meander (which I thought some of their earlier material was guilty of.) The
overall tone is much darker and more desperate than previous material so when the melodies are
more prevalent they create a perfect "silver lining in the clouds" feeling that generally
accompanies this type of sound. Collapse, Burn, and Tragedy and are all good showcases of this.

Breakdowns still remain a staple of Counterparts sound, and on TWFU they bring The. Fucking.
Mosh. Whether dropped out of nowhere like in the pit rousing opener "Stillborn", the steadily
built upon until it collapses under it's own overbearing weight in "Stranger", or "Choke's"
plain ridiculous yet fitting attempt to out do the much discussed breakdown in Compass. They
are always tastefully placed and never overdone, they appear only when needed and are always
accompanied by a sick mosh call that is always equal parts distressful and poignant.

I could be wrong but the heaviness seems to be a lot more influenced by early Metalcore than
previous albums. The use of short bursts of spoken word passages that instantly bring to mind
Of Malice era Misery Signals/7 Angels 7 Plagues/Taken etc. also suggest this.

I admit a love of gut wrenchingly honest lyricism and being able to identify with said lyrics
definitely helps in appreciating this album. When I first heard "I AM A STRANGER WHEN I STARE
DECEPTION " my jaw dropped, and my vision turned blurry; to hear thoughts that ruminate often,
but are never openly spoken about, addressed so vividly and desperately it... It really caused
me to reflect hard on such matters and to be thankful that there is someone who truly shares
and understands my fucked up thought process.

Equally impactful, but for an entirely different reason, the closing of following track
Tragedy; the stern affirmation of I AM NOT A MORTAL I AM A METAPHOR FOR MOVING FORWARD instills
the listener with a sense of camaraderie that can only be found in a shared nature of despair
as well as a renewed sense of purpose which is much needed after the absolutely draining

I love that Brendan has the courage to address the deepest of insecurities and the darkest of
thoughts as well in such a way that is incredibly relatable and personal, but never alienates
the listener.

In conclusion the instrumentation and lyricism blend together to create a beautifully cathartic
juxtaposition that is the perfect soundtrack for encountering and ultimately dealing with the
tragedies that affect our lives.

Strong Melodic Hardcore/Metalcore AOTY material.
Dead Man In Reno Dead Man In Reno
Defeater Lost Ground
Departures When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted
Envy A Dead Sinking Story
Envy All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead
Glass Casket We Are Gathered Here Today...
"I'll let the world know what a wonderful person it will never get to meet."
listen to A Grey A.M You'll Never Get to See, one of the best songs to ever come from this genre.
Glassjaw Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
Glassjaw Coloring Book
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
HORSE the band Desperate Living
letlive. Fake History
Loma Prieta Last City
Loma Prieta I.V.
Misery Signals Mirrors
Misery Signals Controller
I love this album, I wondered if they were ever going to surpass Of Malice, and with each listen i feel they may have or at least be on par with it.Everyone in the band stepped their game up.
Karl has definitely earned my grace especially with his singing performances in A Certain Death and Ebb and Flow,Branden never fails to amaze me with his intricate patterns and incredible fills like the ones in A Certain Death and Nothing.
Ryan and Stu wow just wow.I honestly wondered if they could top the ambient parts of Mirrors and Of Malice,yet still maintain the Metalcore sound and yes they have.I was simply blown away from the guitar work in Coma,Ebb and Flow, and Reset.
A real seller for this album was the lyrics from the thought provoking line of "Were just rehearsing who we think we are" from Coma to the to the powerful line of "Torch the fields and pray for rain" from Nothing, you won't find any whiny B.S about ex girlfriends here.What Jesse had in his lyrics were passion, and i absolutely loved this.However i'm also quite fond of Karls intrigueing and thought provoking lyrics of Control.
The production work of Devin Townsend helped to make Of Malice a classic Metalcore album and this is no different.This record combines the greatest aspects of Of Malice and Mirrors.4.5/5 Best of 08 by far!
Misery Signals Misery Signals
Mudvayne The End of All Things to Come
Norma Jean Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child
Nothing Guilty of Everything
Protest the Hero Kezia
Radiohead OK Computer
Reflux The Illusion Of Democracy
Shai Hulud That Within Blood Ill-Tempered
Shai Hulud Reach Beyond the Sun
Suis La Lune Riala
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Faceless Akeldama
The Knife Trade/Through the Eyes of the Dead The Annihilation of Expectation
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Mongrel
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Worse Than Alone
The Sawtooth Grin Cuddlemonster
Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages

4.0 excellent
A Lot Like Birds No Place
Alcest Écailles De Lune
Amia Venera Landscape Amia Venera Landscape
Atmosphere When Life Gives You Lemons...
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Constellations
Beau Navire Hours
Beau Navire Lumens
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Brand New Deja Entendu
Broadcast the Nightmare Twenty Twelve
Circle Takes the Square Circle Takes the Square
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Counterparts Prophets
Dead Kings Dead Kings
Dead Man In Reno Ideology
Deadwater Drowning Deadwater Drowning EP
Defeater Travels
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Dionaea Still
Emery The Weak's End
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Eyedea and Abilities First Born
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope Absolute Hell
From Graves of Valor Famine
Glassjaw El Mark
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Ill Nino One Nation Underground
Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains Love Songs For The Apocalypse
Johnny Truant In the Library of Horrific Events
La Dispute Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair
La Dispute Wildlife
Life in Your Way Waking Giants
Yet another, amazing Melodic Hardcore band, that bit the dust.Waking Giants, is one of the most passionate cds,that i've heard, in the Melodic Hardcore genre.
The track Salty Grave is worth the price of admission alone, as it perfrectly sums up the bands sound as a whole, and features, one of the most captivating, spoken word sections of the genre.
So if your looking, to get into this great (yet unfortunately deceased) band, I advise you download Salty Grave,We Don't Believe and perhaps Reach The End.
I miss this band....*sob*
Manners Pale Blue Light
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You
If you were around in the 90s and listened to the radio; you're a damn liar if you say you
didn't get the infectious choruses of Real World,3 A.M, or Push stuck in your head.
Misery Signals Absent Light
More Than Life Love Let Me Go
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Mudvayne Lost and Found
Mudvayne L(ive) D(osage) 50: Live in Peoria DVD
Old Gray An Autobiography
Periphery Periphery
On this album you will hear Heavy Metal, a musical genre from the future.Be dazzled by distortion, be bombarded by bass beats, and jitterbug to djent! I'm sure you will enjoy such finger popping tunes such Light,Insomnia, and my personal favorite, Ragtime Dandies!
Poison the Well You Come Before You
Poison the Well The Tropic Rot
Prayer for Cleansing Rain In Endless Fall
Protest the Hero Fortress
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Sailboats Demo
Skycamefalling 10.21
Snowing I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted
So Hideous To Clasp a Fallen Wish With Broken Fingers
Solace (CAN) Call & Response
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
Tech N9ne The Lost Scripts of K.O.D.
The Contortionist Apparition
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Demonstration Accidents With Intelligence
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Nuclear, Sad, Nuclear
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
The Saddest Landscape After The Lights
The Saddest Landscape/Pianos Become The Teeth Split
The Showdown A Chorus of Obliteration
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza III: Series of Unfortunate Events
This or the Apocalypse Monuments
This or the Apocalypse Haunt What's Left
This or the Apocalypse Dead Years
Touche Amore ...To the Beat of a Dead Horse
Touche Amore Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me
Trenches The Tide Will Swallow Us Whole
United Nations United Nations
Veil of Maya All Things Set Aside
White Arms of Athena Astrodrama

3.5 great
A Day To Remember And Their Name Was Treason
A Dozen Furies A Concept From Fire
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
Anterrabae Shakedown Tonight
Arsonists Get All the Girls The Game Of Life
Arsonists Get All the Girls Portals
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
Atreyu Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses
Beau Navire Life Moves
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Bury Your Dead Mosh n' Roll
Converge You Fail Me
D12 Devil's Night
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Dead Man In Reno Demo 2007
Defeater Letters Home
Dizzy Wright Smokeout Conversations
Embrace The End Counting Hallways to the Left
Eminem Recovery
Eternal Lord Blessed Be This Nightmare
Failure In Vanity The Contender
Flaw Through the Eyes
For the Fallen Dreams Changes
For the Fallen Dreams Heavy Hearts
For Want Of For Want Of
Gizmachi The Imbuing
Hopsin Raw
HORSE the band Pizza
Iselia Adaptations
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Knights Of The Abyss 2005 Demo
Knives Exchanging Hands Hiatus
Knives Exchanging Hands The War Of Speech, The Weapon Of Words
La Dispute Vancouver
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Last Chance to Reason Level 2
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Ligeia Your Ghost Is A Gift
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Look What I Did Atlas Drugged
Maylene and the Sons of Disaster II
Mortal Treason Sunrise Over A Sea Of Blood
Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle
My Bitter End The Renovation
Norma Jean Meridional
Parkway Drive Horizons
Pianos Become the Teeth Old Pride
Poison the Well Tear From the Red
Seneca Seneca
Still Remains Of Love and Lunacy
Still Remains Ceasing to Breathe
Structures All of the Above
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Steal This Album!
The Agony Scene The Darkest Red
The Arusha Accord Nightmares of the Ocean
The Boy Will Drown Fetish
The Contortionist Shapeshifter
The Empire Shall Fall Awaken
The Ghost Inside Fury and the Fallen Ones
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Number Twelve Looks Like You Here at the End of All Things
The Saddest Landscape/We Were Skeletons Split
The Sawtooth Grin Pervavor
The Taste Of Blood Predator
The Word Alive The Word Alive
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Formlessness
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
Whitechapel The Somatic Defilement
Within the Ruins Invade
Zero And Falling A Disease Of Meaning

3.0 good
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day To Remember Homesick
A Thousand Times Repent Virtue Has Few Friends
After the Burial Rareform (Re-release)
Alesana On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax
All Shall Perish Hate. Malice. Revenge
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
Arsonists Get All the Girls Hits From the Bow
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Atmosphere Leak At Will
Atreyu The Curse
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Leveler
B.o.B The Adventures of Bobby Ray
Beau Navire & Adobe Homes 7 Inch
Beneath The Sky What Demons Do To Saints
Bleed from Within Humanity
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bury Your Dead Beauty and the Breakdown
Chimaira Resurrection
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
DevilDriver DevilDriver
Diecast Internal Revolution
Dr. Acula The Social Event of the Century
Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows
Eyedea and Abilities By the Throat
For the Fallen Dreams Relentless
Ion Dissonance Cursed
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Mudvayne All Access to All Things
Oceana The Tide
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Remembering Never Women and Children Die First
Seneca Reflections
Shai Hulud Misanthropy Pure
Snowing Summer Tour Tape
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence (EP)
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
Through the Eyes of the Dead Malice
Touche Amore Touche Amore
Underoath Define the Great Line
Veil of Maya [id]
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Winds of Plague Decimate the Weak
Winter Solstice The Fall of Rome
Within the Ruins Creature

2.5 average
Alesana Where Myth Fades to Legend
Alesana The Emptiness
Annotations Of An Autopsy Before the Throne of Infection
While no where near as terrible as their debut, this cd is simply put boring.Its worth 2 maybe 3 spins tops.I'll admit i like the re-recorded Sludge City, simply because it seems like it would be alotta fun live and most of those annoying pig squeals are gone.Some of the lyrics on this cd, are at least worth a chuckle. I mean who wouldn't laugh at "MY KNIFE IS DEEP INSIDE YOUR FUCKING UTERUS!" and my personal favorite "I'll sew my cock inside your cunt so were eternally fucking" lol wut?
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Atreyu A Death-Grip on Yesterday
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Bleeding Through Bleeding Through
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Catherine Rumor Has It
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Drop Dead, Gorgeous In Vogue
Elysia Masochist
Emmure The Complete Guide to Needlework
Inhale Exhale The Lost, the Sick, the Sacred
Mushroomhead Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Still Remains The Serpent
Suicide Silence Demo 2004 (Family Guy Demo)
With Blood Comes Cleansing Horror

2.0 poor
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Emmure The Respect Issue
Emmure Speaker of the Dead
For the Fallen Dreams Back Burner
MyChildren MyBride Lost Boy
While I enjoyed a couple of songs from this bands debut,
there is not a single memorable moment on this cd.

It is the definition of mediocrity.

In fact the one thing I really liked about the first cd (the somewhat creative drumming) is
pretty much gone.The breakdowns are back and are as boring and formulaic as they come.

This band is doing nothing, but mimicking the more popular second generation Metalcore
Oceano Depths
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed

1.5 very poor
Emmure Felony

1.0 awful
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
I like to chew on gum.i like to color paint. i like to eat shredded wheatttttttttttttttttt shredded and shredded wheattttttttttttt.
That is the only good thing to come from this bands existence that hilarious interpretation video we all know and love.
Fuck this band,seriously.

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