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5.0 classic
Dan Swano Moontower
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
While Deconstruction is a record you listen to get a great kick out off, Ghost is something you can really dive into and get lost in its atmospheres, the scenery that it envisions and warmth it radiates. It's all just really sincere and natural. A beautiful way of closure to this successful project.
Edge of Sanity Crimson II
Equilibrium Sagas
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kamelot Epica
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Swallow the Sun The Morning Never Came

4.5 superb
Anathema Weather Systems
Ayreon The Human Equation
Blackfield Blackfield II
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Daft Punk Discovery
Demians Building An Empire
Devin Townsend Terria
Disperse Journey Through The Hidden Gardens
Draconian Arcane Rain Fell
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Equilibrium Turis Fratyr
Fairyland Score To A New Beginning
Fast and bombastic power metal with the emphasis on keyboards. This is the first album of Fairyland where guest performers are used with the keyboard player being the sole remaining member.
This is, in my opinion a step in the right direction. It gets better with every new album. Just listen to the catchy ''Assault On The Shores'' to get a taste of the album.
The contribution of Serenity's vocalist is a welcomed addition. One of the few critiques you can give it is the lack of originality. It tends to sound a bit like what you can expect from Blind Guardian / Rhapsody, but this is less noticeable than in the previous record, so this can be somewhat overlooked
In the end it doesn't always have to be very original, especially not within the power metal realm. As long as the music is well executed, I am happy, and that's exactly what this album makes you.
It's about as great as fantasy metal can get, for me at least.
In Mourning Shrouded Divine
Kamelot Karma
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Leprous Bilateral
Metallica S&M
mind.in.a.box Crossroads
Moon Safari Blomljud
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Satellite A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset
Seventh Wonder Mercy Falls
Seventh Wonder The Great Escape
Sonata Arctica Silence
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Sonata Arctica Unia
Sonata Arctica The Days of Grays
Sonata Arctica For the Sake of Revenge
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Strapping Young Lad City
Subsignal La Muerta
Sylvan Posthumous Silence
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Dear Hunter Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
Vanden Plas The Seraphic Clockwork
Wintersun Wintersun

4.0 excellent
Alcest Kodama
Anathema Falling Deeper
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anathema Distant Satellites
Anubis Gate Anubis Gate
Easily their best effort so far. rNothing too special for the progressive/power metal genre, but nevertheless an album that contains very solid songwriting with excellent vocal delivery which makes it a very fun record to listen to.
Anubis Gate Horizons
Arjen Anthony Lucassen Lost in the New Real
Ayreon Into the Electric Castle
Barren Earth Curse of the Red River
A great Progressive Death Metal album with Folk and Doom overtones. From a band with members from Amorphis, Moonsorrow and Swallow the Sun you can certainly expect something enjoyable. And those expectations have been more than widely fulfilled. Great riffs, melancholic vocals, soothing keyboard melodies and folky interludes are present throughout the entire album, accompanied by a splendid production from the one and only Dan Swano, which guarantees for a crystal clear sound .
Everyone who's stoked on Opeth, Amorphis and Swallow The Sun will love this. But really, with music from this magnitude, anyone who likes metal should give this a good listen.
Big Big Train English Electric
Blackfield Blackfield
Blackfield Blackfield V
Blinded Colony Bedtime Prayers
Brett Garsed Dark Matter
Cain's Offering Gather the Faithful
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Children of Bodom Hexed
Chimp Spanner At the Dream's Edge
Collage Moonshine
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
Daylight Dies Lost To The Living
Demians Mute
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
The amount of stuff happening on this album is overwhelming. Truly a massive symphonic metal opera that incorporates everything the man has ever done and easily a contender for AOTY 2011.
Dream Theater Black Clouds and Silver Linings
In my opinion their best album since 6DOIT. Although the choruses of AROP and Wither are a bit underwhelming. ANTR, TSF and TCOT are all great Dream theater songs, and TBOT has an awesome solo at the end. Way better than Systematic Chaos indeed.
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
E.S. Posthumus Cartographer
Ensiferum Iron
Ensiferum From Afar
Equilibrium Rekreatur
Equilibrium Erdentempel
Eternal Tears of Sorrow Before the Bleeding Sun
Fair to Midland Arrows and Anchors
Frost* Milliontown
Guilt Machine On This Perfect Day
Haken Visions
In Mourning Monolith
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Insomnium Across the Dark
James LaBrie Static Impulse
Kalisia Cybion
Kalmah 12 Gauge
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Kamelot Haven
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Kauan Sorni Nai
Kiuas The Spirit of Ukko
Kiuas The New Dark Age
Leprous Coal
Leprous The Congregation
Lights Out Asia In The Days Of Jupiter
Lights Out Asia Hy-Brasil
Lone Galaxy Garden
Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams
Lunatic Soul Lunatic Soul
Mew Visuals
mind.in.a.box Dreamweb
mind.in.a.box R.E.T.R.O
mind.in.a.box Revelations
Miseration The Mirroring Shadow
Moon Safari Lover's End
Moon Safari Himlabacken Volume 1
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Nightwish Imaginaerum
Omnium Gatherum The Burning Cold
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Damnation
Pendragon Pure
Pendragon Passion
Pendulum Immersion
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Riverside Second Life Syndrome
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Rush Power Windows
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Seventh Wonder Waiting in the Wings
Solution .45 For Aeons Past
Sonata Arctica Pariah's Child
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Susumu Hirasawa Kyuusai no Gihou
Swallow the Sun New Moon
Swallow the Sun Hope
Sybreed The Pulse of Awakening
The Birthday Massacre Walking With Strangers
The Birthday Massacre Pins and Needles
The Birthday Massacre Violet
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Few Against Many Sot
Threshold March of Progress
Threshold Subsurface
THYX The Way Home
Tuomas Holopainen Music Inspired by the Life and Times of Scrooge
Vienna Teng Aims
Warmen Accept The Fact
X-Panda Flight of Fancy

3.5 great
Agent Fresco Destrier
Anubis Gate Andromeda Unchained
Anubis Gate The Detached
Ayreon The Theory of Everything
Blackfield Welcome To My DNA
Blue Sky Black Death Glaciers
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Daylight Dies Dismantling Devotion
Derek Sherinian Oceana
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
I can?t believe some people are still expecting Devin to ever record a new SYL album. Let the guy be happy.
Disarmonia Mundi Mind Tricks
Disarmonia Mundi The Isolation Game
Disperse Foreword
Draconian Where Lovers Mourn
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Images and Words
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Equilibrium Armageddon
Eternal Tears of Sorrow Children of the Dark Waters
Finntroll Nifelvind
Haken Aquarius
In Mourning Afterglow
Kamelot Silverthorn
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Leprous Tall Poppy Syndrome
Lord Huron Strange Trails
Mew +-
mind.in.a.box Lost Alone
Nightingale White Darkness
Nightrage A New Disease Is Born
Nightrage Wearing a Martyrs Crown
Novembre The Blue
Opeth Blackwater Park
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Proem Socially Inept
Rush Clockwork Angels
Skyfire Esoteric
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Stones Grow Her Name
Sonata Arctica The Ninth Hour
Steven Wilson Grace for Drowning
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Swallow the Sun Plague Of Butterflies
Symphony X Iconoclast
The Birthday Massacre Superstition
The Birthday Massacre Hide and Seek
The Breathing Process Odyssey (un)Dead
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Middle East I Want That You Are Always Happy
Torchbearer Death Meditations
Wintersun Time I

3.0 good
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Avantasia The Wicked Symphony
Ayreon 01011001
Barren Earth The Devil's Resolve
Before The Dawn Rise of the Phoenix
Blackfield Blackfield IV
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
D Creation Silent Echoes
Dark Moor Autumnal
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Devin Townsend Project Transcendence
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
In Mourning The Weight of Oceans
Insomnium Winter's Gate
Instant Suppression Domain.Nation
James LaBrie Elements Of Persuasion
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy
Katatonia The Longest Year
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Omnium Gatherum New World Shadows
Opeth Heritage
Satellite Nostalgia
Scar Symmetry Dark Matter Dimensions
Soilwork The Ride Majestic
Steven Wilson Insurgentes
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Sybreed God Is an Automaton
The Birthday Massacre Under Your Spell
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Whispered Thousand Swords

2.5 average
Anneke van Giersbergen Everything Is Changing
run of the mill pop rock with mediocre songwriting
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
Avantasia Angel of Babylon
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Disturbed Indestructible
Disturbed Asylum
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Ensiferum Unsung Heroes
Ghost Brigade Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
Machinae Supremacy A View from the End of the World
Norther N
Scar Symmetry The Unseen Empire
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Tarja Turunen What Lies Beneath
Universum Mortuus Machina

2.0 poor
Arch Enemy Khaos Legions
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
Mnemic Sons of the System
Norther Circle Regenerated
Periphery Periphery

1.5 very poor
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Dead by April Dead by April

1.0 awful
Sonic Syndicate We Rule the Night
Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com
Soulja Boy iSouljaBoyTellEm
Soulja Boy Dat Piff

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