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5.0 classic
'N Sync No Strings Attached
Alexisonfire Watch Out!
Counterparts You're Not You Anymore
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Misery Signals Controller
Mobb Deep The Infamous
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
Uneven Structure Februus
Vangelis Blade Runner Soundtrack
Waking the Cadaver Beyond Cops, Beyond God
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?

4.5 superb
2Pac All Eyez on Me
All Shall Perish The Price of Existence
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
One of the greatest post metal albums ever written and recorded. Period.
August Burns Red Constellations
Aversions Crown Xenocide
Flying the flag for deathcore. Probably my favourite release in the genre since All Shall Perish's
"The Price of Existence". Notwithstanding some occasionally dumb lyrics the standard of
composition and vocals is second to none.

Blessed by a Broken Heart Pedal to the Metal
Casey Love Is Not Enough
Raw, emotive and evidence that authentic melodic hardcore still exists.
Counterparts Tragedy Will Find Us
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
Def Leppard Hysteria
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Devil Sold His Soul Darkness Prevails
Devil Sold His Soul A Fragile Hope
Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray
A stunning piece of post metal. The recruitment of Paul Green for vocals is looking an inspired appointment. His emotive vocal delivery is a perfect fit for the atmospheric guitars of Devil Sold His Soul. A sign of big things to come. Devastator is the all encompassing track which ends with a soaring, heartfelt crescendo.
Freddie Gibbs You Only Live 2wice
Funeral for a Friend Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation
Jhene Aiko Sail Out
Landscapes Life Gone Wrong
Misery Signals Of Malice and the Magnum Heart
Nas Illmatic
Northlane Singularity
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Secret And Whisper Great White Whale
Still Remains Of Love and Lunacy
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Color Morale My Devil In Your Eyes
More on the sugary side for metalcore but nonetheless very enjoyable.
The Devil Wears Prada Zombie
The Devil Wears Prada come back with a fresh concept idea which implemented and integrated perfectly into the music of Zombie. The darker guitar tones when combined with Hranica's hugely improved low pitch bellows provide the bases of a sound that wouldn't be out of place on a Dawn of the Dead soundtrack or the like. Some may point to the altogether less frequent but still present clean vocals of Jeremy DePoyster as detracting from the aims to create a feeling of complete desolation however their inclusion provides a nice reprieve from the guttural screams of Hranica.rThe sound of EP falls somewhere between Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord and the most recent With Roots Above and Branches Below.
This or the Apocalypse Dead Years
Having had a full listen, the guitar work is simply outstanding. Technical, clean and bordering beautiful at moments. The lead work is some of the best I have heard in the genre. Vocal performance is also hugely improved aside from the odd misplaced clean vocal. In all honesty though, this is totally driven by the technical majesty of This Or The Apocalypse's rguitarists.rAlbum must be heard for any fans of metalcore.

4.0 excellent
'N Sync Celebrity
2Pac Me Against the World
7 Angels 7 Plagues Jhazmyne's Lullaby
A Sight for Sewn Eyes Nonsense
Abigail Williams Legend
Above and Beyond Tri State
After the Burial Rareform (Re-release)
A huge improvement on the initial release, the new vocalist is far better than his predecessor. The kick drum no
longer sounds like a tin can and doesn't have that annoying click from the first release of Rareform. The production
is generally 100% sharper, a problem with the first record was the poor production and overall helps make this into
the album I wanted to hear. I would recommend.
After the Burial In Dreams
Dropped some of their mental song structures opting for super melodic leads. Phenomenal.
ALAZKA Values & Virtues
Alexisonfire Alexisonfire
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Architects Hollow Crown
A pretty decent attempt, though they have traded their unpredictable songwriting for straight up verse, breakdown, quiet bridge build up to clean singing section metalcore songwriting. It works well and they still maintain their technical music aspect but it is completely formulaic songwriting. Follow the Water is a tune though.
Architects Ruin
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Beloved Failure On
Blessed by a Broken Heart Feel The Power
this is gonna rawk
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Mindblowing realisation of their potential. The keyboards take a far more prominent role for The Discovery than previously. Still present are the super, intricate melodic leads however they are backed by far better fitting rhythms and song structures. The definitive 'Sumeriancore' album.
Boysetsfire Tomorrow Come Today
Boysetsfire The Misery Index: Notes From The Plague
Breakdown of Sanity Perception
Bring Me The Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
potential realised
Bryan Adams So Far So Good
Bury Tomorrow The Union Of Crowns
Clocking in at almost an hour long, The Union Of Crowns is a bit of an ordeal to make it through. However,
there are some moments of inspiration in spite of some criminally bad lead vocals, amid a barrage of
breakdowns. Bury Tomorrow have really stepped it up instrumentally, with melodic death metal lines that
could be cut from As I Lay Dying's The Powerless Rise. Bury Tomorrow manage to offer up an atmosphere
different to their peers, avoiding many of the pitfalls bands such as Miss May I and The Eyes Of A Traitor (later
work) have fallen into - being unable to forge a sound of their own. So much of an improvement they have
undergone, the sound is barely recognisable from the band's debut album Portraits. One thing that has
remained constant is the stellar performance of clean vocalist Jason Cameron. There can't be many better
clean vocalists in modern metalcore and his versatility in moving between high and low, soft and loud is
remarkable. Ignoring the unnecessarily lengthy run time of the album, they have found a nice balance here
between heavy and melodic and this album is a must check out for fans of melodic metalcore.

Recommended Tracks:
Message To A King
Bury Tomorrow On Waxed Wings
Childish Gambino "Awaken, My Love!"
Circle of Contempt Entwine the Threads
I'm absolutely loving this. Super technical yet avoids falling into complete wankery. Beautifully melodic yet packing a dense crunch with the rhythms.
Counterparts Prophets
Counterparts The Difference Between Hell and Home
Cry of the Afflicted The Unveiling
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin
Def Leppard Pyromania
Def Leppard Vault: Greatest Hits 1980 - 1995
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones White Pony
Devil Sold His Soul Blessed & Cursed
Dire Straits Sultans of Swing: The Very Best Of
Dire Straits Money for Nothing
Dire Straits Brothers in Arms
Disclosure Settle
Dr. Dre 2001
Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It
ERRA Impulse
ERRA Augment
Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown
Every Time I Die New Junk Aesthetic
Exit Ten This World They'll Drown
Fallujah Dreamless
Fightstar Grand Unification
Fightstar One Day Son This Will All Be Yours
Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night
Fleetwood Mac Rumours
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac
Funeral for a Friend Four Ways to Scream Your Name
Hail the Sun Wake
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
Haste the Day When Everything Falls
As far as personal favourites go, this is up there. As far as Jimmy Ryan and Brennan Chaulk go, I've never heard a better pair doing dual vocals.
Haste the Day Coward
He Is Legend I Am Hollywood
In Fear and Faith Your World On Fire
Incubus Morning View
Invent Animate Stillworld
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Johnny Truant In the Library of Horrific Events
Journey Greatest Hits
Justin Bieber Purpose
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
Justin Timberlake Justified
Kelela Hallucinogen
Kelela Take Me Apart
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Lead Hands Lead Hands
Lostprophets Start Something
Mac Miller GO:OD AM
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Make Them Suffer Old Souls
Make Them Suffer Worlds Apart
Misery Signals Absent Light
Mobb Deep Hell on Earth
Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood
Northlane Discoveries
Novelists Novelists Demo
Of Machines As If Everything Was Held In Place
Of Virtue Heartsounds
Of Virtue Salvation
Paramore Riot!
Pendulum Hold Your Colour
Pink Floyd The Division Bell
Richard Marx Repeat Offender
Saosin Translating the Name
Savage Garden Savage Garden
Seal Seal
Seal Seal II
Seasons In Wreckage Perspectives
Secret And Whisper Teenage Fantasy
Shadow of Intent Reclaimer
Silent Planet The Night God Slept
Silent Planet Everything Was Sound
Skycamefalling 10.21
Solace (CAN) Call & Response
This is going to blow my socks off.
Substructure Monolith
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Tears for Fears Tears Roll Down (Greatest Hits '82-'92)
TesseracT Concealing Fate
TesseracT Altered State
The Afterimage Lumière
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal
A long overdue return to form for The Black Dahlia Murder. Ryan Knight's ethereal melodic lines nicely balance out the whirlwind of aggression that pads out the rhythm section. And of course Strnad's vocals are very much the benchmark for all to reach.
The Bled Pass the Flask
The Bled Found in the Flood
The Cars Heartbeat City
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Contortionist Language
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Eyes Of A Traitor A Clear Perception
The Ghost Inside Returners
Excellent album. Have taken their melody to a new level. The musicianship has improved tenfold. A few of the
breakdowns are a bit one paced and stale but besides this there isn't much wrong with this. Can't beat the pure
aggression of this band. Hopefully I'll find a better copy soon.
The Gorgeous Great Lakes
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Lonely Island Incredibad
The Weeknd Trilogy
Thrice Major/Minor
TLC CrazySexyCool
Underoath Define the Great Line
Unearth The Oncoming Storm
Van Halen The Best of Both Worlds
Van Halen 5150
Will Haven Carpe Diem
Within the Ruins Halfway Human

3.5 great
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
A Lot Like Birds Conversation Piece
A Night in Texas The God Delusion
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
The Price Of Existence > This Is Where It Ends > Awaken The Dreamers. Hermida rules.
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
AngelMaker Dissentient
Architects Nightmares
Aristeia Era Of The Omnipotent
Arsonists Get All the Girls Listen to the Color
As Blood Runs Black Allegiance
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Leveler
Probably on par with Thrill Seeker, August Burns Red serve up an album in which the second half far rsurpasses the first half. Having taken a slightly more experimental route with Leveler you find more noodley rleads from JB Brubaker and a number of interesting guitar parts. Jake's vocals are great and Greiner excels ras always behind the kit. Surprisingly, junz are more prominent than in Constellations and overall I feel they rkinda ran a little short on ideas. Mixing is also a bit blah. Recommended tracks - from Pangea through to rLeveler. Best song - 40 Nights
August Burns Red Phantom Anthem
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Aviana Polarize
Ben Howard Every Kingdom
Bleed from Within Empire
Surprisingly technical in some areas. Some of melodies remind me of All Shall Perish's "The Price of
Existence". Though littered with a few too many breakdowns and an overemphasis on palm muted rhythms this is a
punishing but truly enjoyable display of progression from their previous efforts.
Bleed from Within Uprising
Riff work so good it could be Unearth's "the Oncoming Storm". Bleed From Within's axe wielders have certainly stepped it up for Uprising as they rip roar their way through 13 tracks of melodic metalcore heaven. Having succeeded in outdoing each of their predecessing albums, Bleed From Within make an unprecedented leap from rising stars to superstars of metalcore. 'Devotion' and 'Our Divide' provide particular mind blowing highlights.
Born of Osiris The New Reign
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Bullet For My Valentine Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Bury Tomorrow Portraits
Bury Tomorrow does little to stand out from the British metalcore era that is currently in at the moment. They do however possess a clean vocalist with an undoubtedly rich amount of talent and his serene vocal lines rescue this from being another card in the pack. Musically not very challenging they do however use their main asset to great effect.
Circa Survive Juturna
Circle of Contempt Artifacts in Motion
Crunchy but technical, Circle of Contempt mix their rather formulaic Meshuggah influenced deathcore with some beautiful melodeath leads which light up this album. Overly layered vocals don't take the gloss off a well produced addition to the list of scandanavian death metal successes.
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Dance Gavin Dance Mothership
Destroy The Runner I, Lucifer
Destroy The Runner Saints
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Eighteen Visions XVIII
Elitist Caves
Elitist Earth
Don't understand the hate for this, sure the instrumentals were completely pointless but I think this actually pretty good after listening to it a few times. Fracture is great.
Elitist Reshape Reason
Eminem The Eminem Show
Empires Fade The Edge Of Existence
I can't help but feel this would have been a late noughties metalcore staple. With a sound that
more than lends itself to the likes of Misery Signals (a nice guest vocal by Karl Schubach aids in
this) and For the Fallen Dreams, it is unlikely Empires Fade are going find themselves catapulted
to superstardom pedalling this style of ethereal but ultimately derivative metalcore, simply
because the audience for this is not what it once was.

The assortment of elegant lead sections and a nice chunky rhythm will provide anyone with a
partiality to metalcore plenty of enjoyment. The lead guitar lines prove to be the major highlight
throughout the near 40 minute run time.

The lyrical content proves to be hit and miss. Having taken shots at religion, Empires Fade come
across as small minds thinking big in songs such as 'Worthless' and 'Eyes Wide Shit', providing
neither the insight nor the articulation to adequately tackle the issue. They seem more
comfortable covering more traditional lyrical themes such as betrayal and loss.

Vocally, the Edge of Existence is extremely polished. This again works to both it's advantage and
it's disadvantage. On one hand, the lead vocals are deep, aggressive and feature highly in the
mix, this provides them with added presence. The clean vocals however bother me at points as they
seem overly doctored and unnatural.

Overall, the Edge of Existence is not without flaws but is a refreshing revival for melodic

Recommended: Worlds Apart, Hidden Truths, the Edge of Existence
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Fear Before Fear Before
Fear Factory Archetype
Fifth Harmony 7/27
Fightstar Be Human
Finch What It Is to Burn
Fit for a King Descendants (Reissue)
For the Fallen Dreams Relentless
Freddie Gibbs Shadow of a Doubt
Funeral for a Friend Hours
Funeral for a Friend Seven Ways To Scream Your Name
Funeral for a Friend Between Order And Model EP
God Forbid IV: Constitution of Treason
Grimes Art Angels
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
Hester Prynne The Goswell Divorce
Huey Lewis and the News Fore!
Iggy Azalea The New Classic
In Hearts Wake Earthwalker
InMe White Butterfly
Intervals The Space Between
Despite the fact it is lacking in vocals, the musicianship is strong enough to carry this. For fans of ambidjent.
Jamie's Elsewhere Rebel - Revive
Jamie's Elsewhere They Said a Storm Was Coming
Infectiously catchy chorus' and great production make JLS the next upcoming Boys II Men pretenders. Great album.
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Joe Satriani Flying In A Blue Dream
Justin Bieber My World 2.0
Kelela Cut 4 Me
Lacuna Coil Comalies
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Lorna Shore Flesh Coffin
Lostprophets The Fake Sound Of Progress
Luniz Operation Stackola
Mayday Parade Anywhere But Here
Mayday Parade A Lesson In Romantics
Memphis May Fire Challenger
Memphis May Fire's detractors will find nothing here to throw them off the warpath. Pretty standard fare for
the former Southern Post Hardcore outfit. Their sound has become much more befitting of their label, Rise
Records as time has passed. Heavy use of synthesiser, choppy palm muted sections and sugary clean vocals
dominate throughout. Despite the album fading badly in the second half there are a number of catchy tunes
that you just cant help but bob your head along too. "Vices" and "Prove Me Right" carrying some of the most
infectious hooks you are to hear from 2012. In a sea of bands doing this exact thing, Memphis May Fire are
one of the better examples of it being done well.
Misery Signals Mirrors
Motley Crue Red, White, & Crue
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
Neaera Armamentarium
Novelists Noir
Oceana Birth.Eater
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
Oh, Sleeper Son Of The Morning
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Oh, Sleeper The Titan
P. Diddy Forever
Papa Roach Infest
Paramore All We Know Is Falling
Parkway Drive Horizons
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Protest the Hero Kezia
Protest the Hero Fortress
Roxette Don't Bore Us, Get To The Chorus!
Safemode Colorblind
Saosin Saosin
Sean Hall Terrestrial
Shokran Sixth Sense
Silverstein Discovering the Waterfront
Skid Row Skid Row
Sleeping With Sirens With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear
Story of the Year In The Wake Of Determination
Survivor Eye of the Tiger
Take That Everything Changes
Texas in July Bloodwork
The Agony Scene The Darkest Red
The Algorithm Polymorphic Code
The Amity Affliction Youngbloods
The Amity Affliction Chasing Ghosts
The Arusha Accord The Echo Verses
The Cars Greatest Hits
The Crimson Armada Guardians
The Ghost Inside Fury and the Fallen Ones
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
The Healing Elevate
The Korea Saturnus
The Lightning Seeds Jollification
The Outfield Play Deep
The Plot In You Happiness In Self Destruction
The Royal Dreamcatchers
The Word Alive Life Cycles
The musical equivalent of McDonalds. You know what goes in is a bit rubbish but what comes out just tastes
so good. The Word Alive dumbs themself down for sophomore effort "Life Cycles" instead concentrating on
ticking boxes by adding a heavier emphasis on the syrupy keys they are famed for and raining down the
palm mutes and hammer ons. The breakneck intensity of "The Hounds Of Anubis" and the like seems to be in
the past but somehow I don't feel disappointed. Clean vocalist Tyler Smith betters his last
performance tenfold and his vocal melodies are much better fitted to the style The Word Alive adopt here.
Thankfully they also tone down on the stacked screamed vocals of the two guitarists. Sure, the Arizonans sell
themselves a bit short and they are far more capable than their showing here but in the end, from a purely
shallow perspective, "Life Cycles" just works.
Thirty Seconds To Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thirty Seconds To Mars This Is War
This or the Apocalypse Haunt What's Left
Thrice The Artist in the Ambulance
Through the Eyes of the Dead Bloodlust
Through the Eyes of the Dead The Scars of Ages
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War
Trivium Ascendancy
Two Door Cinema Club Tourist History
Underoath They're Only Chasing Safety
Unearth The March
Unearth Darkness in the Light
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Veil of Maya Matriarch
Volumes No Sleep
Wage War Deadweight
Will Haven El Diablo
Woe, Is Me Number[s]
A mixed bag, some nice flowy riffs and interesting arpeggios scattered around. Particularly the better tracks such as 'Delinquent' and 'Hell of High Water'. Interesting uses of samples and some excellent work from ex Of Machines drummer Austin Thornton.rHowever for every excellent riff there are 5 monotonous, cookie cutter breakdowns to go with it. The annoying over-reliance on the use of breakdowns makes listening to the entire album at once a near impossible task. Track by track however there is some joy to be had.
You Me At Six Hold Me Down
Your Memorial Redirect
Really great atmospherics. Redirect has taken me completely by surprise. Fans of Misery Signals might find some enjoyment in this. Trial & Triumph is a quite stupendous track.

3.0 good
A Day To Remember Homesick
A fun listen but completely generic just as they always have been. All the beatdowns sound the same, most of the chorus' do.
A Day To Remember For Those Who Have Heart
A Day To Remember Common Courtesy
A Hero a Fake Let Oceans Lie
Adestria Chapters
Aegaeon Being
After the Burial Rareform
After the Burial This Life Is All We Have
After the Burial Wolves Within
a disappointing return. Leads and solos take on a more prominent role in 'Wolves Within' but are glued rtogether with a multitude of self plagiarised polyrhythms. Having spent a couple of years writing 'Wolves Within', all After the Burial have succeeded in is coming up with an album that massages the ego of it's predecessor. In trying to move back towards their more extreme 'Rareform' sound they have decided to completely scrap most of the good that came out of 'In Dreams'. 'Disconnect' and 'Nine Summers' are both stellar tracks, two of After the Burial's best ever tracks infact but they are immersed within a catalogue of disjointed, incomplete ideas. I can't help but feel I've heard this all before but done consistently better.
ALAZKA Phoenix
Alexisonfire Crisis
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
APOSTATE Against All Odds
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Arsonists Get All the Girls Portals
As I Lay Dying Awakened
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Weak experimentation with eighties style anthemic chorus' and more sparsely spread cookie cutter dance beats hint that the band at least wants to try and distance themselves from the mincer reputation they got themselves from debut album "Stand Up and Scream".
Atreyu The Curse
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Beneath The Sky In Loving Memory
about as predictable as Palaceofwisdom's As I Lay Dying review rating. Everything that has gotten Beneath the Sky
such a bad reputation is here, there is however some shallow enjoyment to be had from what are superb lead vocals
as always and a surprisingly excellent title track.
Betraying the Martyrs Breathe In Life
Born of Osiris The Eternal Reign
Glossier and a bit watered down in areas. Some of the remade songs sound better (The New Reign,
Art, Empires Erased) but many sound much less
memorable than before (Open Arms of Damnation, Rosecrance, Brace Legs).
Breakdown of Sanity Coexistence
This sounds like Breakdown of Sanity
Breakdowns At Tiffany's Constants
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Burden of a Day OneOneThousand
I thought this was going to be better than what it actually was. The songs put on their myspace were top notch but unfortunately were the only real highlights of the album. Too samey. Also the singer is different to the recording of the title track on their myspace.
Bury Tomorrow Runes
Caliban Say Hello to Tragedy
Something I am surprised about saying but Caliban has made a record which finally shows off something of substance, the generic metalcore and clean vocals are still present but this is a monumental improvement from their last two releases. 24 Years is a stellar track and along with this and the Degeneration Of Humanity displays manic aggression paired with relatively impressive instrumentation. A fun listen, not a brilliant one. A guilty pleasure somewhat.
Carcer City Infinite / Unknown
Circa Survive On Letting Go
Climates What Means The Most
Conducting from the Grave When Legends Become Dust
This is a barrage of technical deathcore, unrelenting but abit too long and repetitive from me. It avoids being generic and predictable for the most part utilising Gothenburg riffing to its maximum potential playing some unbelievable melodies whilst pumelling the listener by what is a pretty tight performance from the drummer.
Whilst I am not a massive fan of tech metal i find this intriguing to listen to but find myself annoyed at some passages which are littered and lacking structure.
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Def Leppard High 'n' Dry
Disclosure Caracal
Eighteen Visions Vanity
Emanuel Soundtrack to a Headrush
Emery ...In Shallow Seas We Sail
Empires Fade Reflection
Entities Aether
ERRA Moments of Clarity
ERRA Drift
JT Cavey was undoubtedly a great addition to Erra but to then underuse him to the extent they do in "Drift" is criminal. Musically more melodic than ever and there are some nice moments but Jesse's cleans have become increasingly grating with every release. I expected much more.
Every Bridge Burned Aun Aprendo
Feed Her to the Sharks The Beauty of Falling
Fightstar They Liked You Better When You Were Dead
Fit for a King Descendants
Fit for a King Creation | Destruction
The epitome of refined genericore. Strong vocals and some impressive lead guitar bits haul Creation|Destruction above the mediocrity the formulaic songwriting warrants. Fit For a King end up being greater than the sum of their parts here.
Fit for a King Deathgrip
For the Fallen Dreams Heavy Hearts
A band seemingly in terminal decline was taken a shot of the defibrillator and has jerked back into life. The return of Chad Ruhlig has seemingly taken the band back to their slightly rosier days of Changes and Relentless.
Four Year Strong Rise Or Die Trying
From First to Last Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
From First to Last Throne to the Wolves
Greeley Estates Go West Young Man, Let The Evil Go East
Haste the Day Dreamer
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
He Is Legend It Hates You
I Killed The Prom Queen Music for the Recently Deceased
I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved
I, the Breather Truth and Purpose
In Fear and Faith In Fear and Faith
In Hearts Wake Divination
Jhene Aiko Souled Out
Jonny Craig A Dream Is A Question You Don't Know How To Answer
Kid Ink My Own Lane
Kingdom of Giants Ground Culture
Kingdom of Giants All The Hell You've Got To Spare
Lower Definition The Infinite Et Cetera
Madina Lake From Them, Through Us, To You
Many Things Untold Atlantic
Motley Crue Girls, Girls, Girls
New Kids on the Block Hangin' Tough
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint
Novelists Souvenirs
Oceana The Tide
Oceano Revelation
Our Last Night We Will All Evolve
Palisades I'm Not Dying Today
Saosin Along the Shadow
SECRETS Fragile Figures
Shadow of Intent Primordial
Shokran Supreme Truth
Slaves Routine Breathing
Slaves Through Art We Are All Equals
Still Remains The Serpent
Structures Life Through a Window
Texas in July Salt Of The Earth
Obvious spin off of Messengers. Shamelessly plagiarised but fun to listen to as an alternative. The man behind the kit is an absolute machine.
The Air I Breathe Great Faith In Fools
This album would be in line for a far more favourable rating if it didn't have half as many breakdowns as it does. Some really tight musicianship throughout.
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Bled Silent Treatment
The Color Morale We All Have Demons
The Color Morale Know Hope
The Devil Wears Prada Plagues
The Devil Wears Prada Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Devil Wears Prada Space
The Eyes Of A Traitor The Disease
A relative return to form after the disappointing "Breathless". They haven't headed back in the direction of "a
Clear Perception" unfortunately but seem to have carved out a dark, atmospheric sound with the addition of
background synthesisers. They ramp up the technicality of the musicianship again compared to last time but
the EP has been mixed in such a way that it comes across quite muddy.
The Ghost Inside Dear Youth
The Hunt For Ida Wave To Have and To Hold, To Choke Until Cold
The Northern Solstice
The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness
The Weeknd Starboy
The Wise Man's Fear Castle In The Clouds
Thessa The Other Side MMXV
Through the Eyes of the Dead Skepsis
A grower of an album. 10 punishing tracks which are packed full of aggression and violence. Blast beating, blunt downtuned guitars and a real sense of hopelessness is evoked throughout the course of the album. New vocals are adequate and it is nice to hear a bit of range when compared to the last vocalist. Almost a straight up mix of Bloodlust and Malice.
Underoath The Changing of Times
Underoath Lost in the Sound of Separation
Volumes Different Animals
Whitesnake Best of Whitesnake
Yellowcard Ocean Avenue

2.5 average
Annotations Of An Autopsy II: The Reign of Darkness
Architects Daybreaker
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Austrian Death Machine Total Brutal
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Before Their Eyes Redemption
In some ways an improvement on Untouchable, in others a greater failure. Before Their Eyes have retreated back to their original post hardcore sound of "The Dawn Of My Death", and in doing so it brings mixed results. Songs such as "Lies" and "Revenge" hinted at a possible return to form, bettering anything on their last effort but for the most part Redemption is a mundane, lifeless performance lacking in any sort of skill and flair. Given the band's problems in the past couple of years this failure surely hammers the final nail in Before Their Eyes' coffin.
Beneath The Sky What Demons Do To Saints
Blessthefall His Last Walk
Blessthefall Witness
Born of Osiris A Higher Place
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Conducting from the Grave Revenants
Conducting from the Grave Trails of the Forsaken
Corpus Christi The Darker Shades Of White
Darkest Hour The Eternal Return
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Dayshell Dayshell
Def Leppard Adrenalize
Deftones Gore
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Emarosa Relativity
Eternal Lord Blessed Be This Nightmare
Exit Ten Remember The Day
For the Fallen Dreams Changes
For the Fallen Dreams Back Burner
A disappointing return for a band with undoubted talent. Having established a relatively unique sound in rtheir previous outings For The Fallen Dreams have lost two members, one of which was the principle rsongwriter. This is altogether obvious in Back Burner. While there is no obvious step down in the technicality rof musicianship the songs don't seem to flow as nicely as before, often seeming a little disjointed. While rlead vocalist Dylan Richter's screams have improved tenfold the prevalence of clean vocals has increased rtenfold. The clean vocals leave much to be desired. Fist Fight is the only real outstanding track on Back rBurner.
From First to Last Heroine
Gideon Costs
Greeley Estates No Rain, No Rainbow
Hawthorne Heights The Silence in Black and White
House Vs. Hurricane Forfeiture
Somewhere between average and above average. They experiment with electronics like a lot of bands but succeed where many fail. Instrumentation is generic besides a few passages where they broaden their horizons using Misery Signals esque flowing melodic riffs.
House Vs. Hurricane Perspectives
I Am Abomination Let The Future Tell The Truth
I See Stars Treehouse
I, the Breather These Are My Sins
In Fear and Faith Imperial
In Hearts Wake Skydancer
Iwrestledabearonce Iwrestledabearonce
Memphis May Fire Between the Lies
Memphis May Fire The Hollow
Miss May I Apologies Are for the Weak
Motley Crue Theatre of Pain
My Ticket Home The Opportunity To Be
Northlane and In Hearts Wake Equinox
Oceans Ate Alaska Hikari
Of Mice and Men The Flood
Parkway Drive Atlas
Better than Deep Blue but still nothing to write home about... Blue and the Grey is stellar though.
Parkway Drive Ire
Sea of Treachery At Dagger's Dawn
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Both the super high pitch whiney vocals and heart-broken style teenager lyrics are grating at the best of
times. 'Lets Cheers To This' is poor in most departments and is not catchy enough to make up for these
fundamental drawbacks. "Fire" is a good single but is demonstrative of the new direction the band has
taken. Safe to say they decided to concentrate on garnering the affections of teenage girls.
Stick To Your Guns The Hope Division
Take The Crown Relaps React
The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
The Color Morale Desolate Divine
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Eyes Of A Traitor Breathless
The Strokes Is This It
The Word Alive Deceiver
Underoath Disambiguation
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
Veil of Maya [id]
War from a Harlots Mouth Transmetropolitan
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Young Guns Bones

2.0 poor
A Day To Remember What Separates Me from You
Adept Sleepless
Adestria Gilded Hearts
Alexisonfire Old Crows / Young Cardinals
I never thought I'd find myself saying an Alexisonfire album is sub par. But this is in every way.
Architects The Here and Now
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
As Blood Runs Black Instinct
this is taking more heat than is deserved. Catchy riffage with tonnes of stacked vocals.r3 weeks later - Became boring really fast.
Asking Alexandria The Black
Azriel A Will Of Fire
Before Their Eyes Untouchable
A mixed bag really, they seem to be split on influences and it doesn't work. The poppier songs work okay overall but the generic metalcore nonsense is pathetic. The breakdown at the end of
'Hell or High Water' earns this an extra .5.
Beneath The Sky The Day the Music Died
Betraying the Martyrs Phantom
Betraying the Martyrs The Resilient
Blessthefall Awakening
a few genuinely good riffs are outweighed by annoying cleans and this whole thing being pretty rubbish and generic.
Blessthefall To Those Left Behind
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Brand New Deja Entendu
Breakdown of Sanity Mirrors
Bury Tomorrow Earthbound
Chelsea Grin Chelsea Grin
Chelsea Grin Evolve
Don't know why I bothered getting hold of this. Anyway, a huge improvement on their previous material which rwas completely unlistenable. Jason Richardson has added some spritely elements to the guitar work in Evolve. rHe picks off from where he left off in the Discovery. Unfortunately for him though, his fellow bandmates are rlittle more than competent musicians and are hell bent on producing records so generic and watered down rthey won't find their way out of 15 year old scenesters' CD collections. Also, the vocalist should be put down.
Confession The Long Way Home
Confide Recover
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Despised Icon Day of Mourning
Dr. Acula Slander
terrible vocals but much improved musicianship. Their first release that I found any entertainment out of, what very little entertainment it was.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous In Vogue
Emarosa Emarosa
Emmure Goodbye to the Gallows
Feed Her to the Sharks Fortitude
If there is any credit that can be derived from Fortitude it will be that the musicians are at least still proficient on their instruments with occasionally interesting guitar sections. Unfortunately however, Feed Her to the Sharks seem stuck in a time warp playing metalcore circa 2006. Melodic death metal style leads, multiple breakdowns per song, lyrical themes based around failed relationships and admittedly good lead vocals and subpar clean vocals. Opener "The World is Yours" proves to be the solitary high point of the out of date sounding Fortitude.
Hacktivist Hacktivist
Hand of Mercy Resolve
In Hearts Wake Ark
It Prevails Capture & Embrace
Iwrestledabearonce It's All Happening
LGND Valediction
LGND The Pale Horse
Lostprophets Liberation Transmission
Miss May I Monument
Miss May I are as infuriating as ever in sophomore "Monument". The guitarists have seemingly advanced in their rabilities to play but they are still incapable of filling songs with anything but crap breakdowns, annoying clean rsections and cookie cutter melo death riffs.
Miss May I At Heart
The overall consensus is that At Heart is an improvement instrumentally, the riffs are quite a bit better than their previous efforts but the clean vocals totally kill it. Horrible.
Motionless in White Creatures
My Ticket Home To Create a Cure
MyChildren MyBride Unbreakable
Obey the Brave Young Blood
Oceana Clean Head
Oceano Depths
Oceans Ate Alaska Lost Isles
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men
Palisades Outcasts
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Skip the Foreplay Nightlife
Sky Eats Airplane Sky Eats Airplane
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
TesseracT Polaris
Texas in July One Reality
the only good thing about this band before was that their drummer was phenomenal. They must have told him to calm down. Thus making this one of the most tedious and boring listens I have had in a long time.
The Acacia Strain Wormwood
I've never been so bored in my life. Downgrading to one guitarist was a big mistake.
The Amity Affliction This Could Be Heartbreak
The Color Morale Hold On Pain Ends
The Crimson Armada Conviction
What a horrible waste of talent. Traded out being a decent by the numbers melo-deathcore band for a rdreadful by the numbers metalcore band. As was aptly put above, the mixture of Attack Attack! esque keys rand Emmure esque yells make for a dog's dinner of an album overall. Having said that "You've Changed" rand "Worthy" are probably worth checking out.
The Word Alive REAL.
Through the Eyes of the Dead Malice
Viatrophy Chronicles
Douchebags, generic deathcore - they kind of work in tandem these days. Not really much to come back for.
Winds of Plague The Great Stone War
You Me At Six Sinners Never Sleep
A very disappointing return after their last record. An abundance of weak, slow songs and goofy guest parts ruin any chance of this being decent.

1.5 very poor
A Hero a Fake The Future Again
As Blood Runs Black Ground Zero
Dire. A scattergunned mish mash of riffs and breakdowns. Allegiance seems an awful long time ago and As Blood Runs Black should have given up on the back of that.
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Beartooth Disgusting
Bring Me The Horizon This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For
Carnifex Hell Chose Me
Charli XCX Sucker
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Confide All Is Calm
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
Dead by April Dead by April
Band is hilariously bad, but there is definitely entertainment value here.
Elitist Elitist
Elitist are a mere shadow of their former line ups. This self titled effort is derivative in almost every way and the signature melodic leads of old are barely present in any capacity. "Idle Hands" is the sole island of excellence in a sea of mediocrity.
Emmure The Respect Issue
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
For Today Breaker
Greeley Estates The Death of Greeley Estates
Ion Dissonance Breathing Is Irrelevant
Lostprophets The Betrayed
MyChildren MyBride Lost Boy
Paramore Paramore
An abomination. Bring back the Farro brothers. Paramore is an album that follows no pattern and serves no purpose. Hayley Williams and her evergrowing ego has become the only creative influence of the band and this is undoubtedly the worst thing that could have ever happened to Paramore.
Rose Funeral The Resting Sonata
Sea of Treachery Welcome To Wonderland
A number of line up changes have certainly not helped the dynamic of Sea Of Treachery as a band. Welcome rto Wonderland alongside its truly dreadful artwork, is an album that sounds as if it was recorded in rsomeone's garage using a dictaphone. A laughable obsession with playing breakdowns prevents this from rever becoming a legitimate release. In among the sparsely spread decent riffs are a multitude of horrible, rsingle note breakdowns. Generic, even by Sea Of Treachery's standards.
SECRETS Everything That Got Us Here
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
Suicide Silence The Cleansing
The Bunny The Bear The Bunny The Bear
Veil of Maya False Idol
Winds of Plague Decimate the Weak
Winds of Plague Against the World
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]
Marginally better than Issues. Marginally worse than listening to a pneumatic drill.

1.0 awful
A Skylit Drive Wires...and the Concept of Breathing
Abandon All Ships Geeving
Annotations Of An Autopsy Before the Throne of Infection
Annotations Of An Autopsy Welcome To Sludge City
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Asking Alexandria Under the Influence
Beady Eye Different Gear, Still Speeding
Liam Gallagher is a repugnant, obnoxious twunt who has ridden on his brother's greater talents for much of
his extinguished career. So he starts to believe in his own hype and tosses away any prospect of keeping any
element of credibility. I don't normally allow vendettas to affect my judgement of a band's music. Here hath
we an exception.
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Blessed by a Broken Heart All is Fair in Love and War
One of the worst albums I ever heard. Before the multiple line up changes Blessed were made up of barely competent musicians, evidenced by this horrible effort. Very little in the way of guitar melodies, poor vocals, poor songs which for the most part are completely unlistenable. It makes me thankful they underwent such a drastic change following this.
brokeNCYDE Guilty Pleasure
dont need to listen to this.
Chelsea Grin My Damnation
why is the average rating not much lower? Here you go.
Drop Dead, Gorgeous Worse Than A Fairy Tale
EAT ME RAW All My Friends
Emmure Felony
Etienne Sin The Art of Stealing Hearts
Falling in Reverse Fashionably Late
For the Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth
Funeral for a Friend Tales Don't Tell Themselves
I Set My Friends On Fire Astral Rejection
worst thing I've heard in 2011 thus far. Avoid at all costs.
Issues Black Diamonds
Kesha Animal
Make Me Famous It's Now or Never
Metro Station Metro Station
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
One Direction Up All Night
Soft Powers Bad Pop
Couldn't be further away from Anderson's exploits with Of Machines in both its direction and its quality, his emotionally charged cleans are a thing of the past. Completely unlistenable.
Suicide Silence The Black Crown
i will be rating this a 1 and not listening to any of it. k cheers.
The Bunny The Bear If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say...
The Great Commission And Every Knee Shall Bow
Various Artists (Punk) Punk Goes Classic Rock
Various Artists (Punk) Punk Goes Pop 5
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler
xAFBx My Life, Your End

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