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5.0 classic
Bathory Hammerheart
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
I used to think Colors was better, but this grew on me. A much more mature release overall.
Camel Mirage
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Grips The Money Store
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
This album is the epitome of all things Devin Townsend: it has humor, brutality, melody, and everything else associated with Devy. The guest performances are amazing, and Devy's songwriting is perfection. This is an easy contender for the best album of 2011 and the best album Devin Townsend has ever released.
Dissection Storm of the Light's Bane
Emperor In The Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved In Times
The first two tracks weed out the trv kvlt kids, and the final three showcase some of the furthest rexperimental boundaries Enslaved have ever pushed. This will likely be seen as even more divisive rthan Vertebrae, but the band have once again released a phenomenal record.
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved RIITIIR
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings: Complete Trilogy
Ihsahn After
Ihsahn's most diverse solo album, with all the metal elements present in previous albums (enhanced by the inclusion of 8-string guitars) along with longer, more progressive passages and a saxophone that works surprisingly well throughout, especially in the closing track "On the Shores."
Immortal At the Heart of Winter
Judas Priest Painkiller
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
Panopticon Roads to the North
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Pink Floyd Animals
Queen Sheer Heart Attack
Rush Hemispheres
Soundgarden Superunknown
Spawn of Possession Incurso
Taake Hordalands Doedskvad
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
Ulver Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Wintersun Wintersun

4.5 superb
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Alice in Chains Dirt
Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire
The greatest tech death album ever released? Potentially. Unlike rivals Obscura, the music here is
much greater than the sum talent of its musicians.
Allegaeon Formshifter
Allegaeon Fragments Of Form And Function
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Arcturus Arcturian
Ascariasis Ocean of Colour
Aspid Extravasation
Astral Blood Astral Blood
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Atheist Elements
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Ayreon The Human Equation
Bathory Twilight of the Gods
Battlecross War of Will
Not falling into a sophomore slump, Battlecross maintain their signature style of thrash/melodic death metal while adding enough variation and surprises to keep War of Will interesting.
Battlecross Pursuit of Honor
A refreshingly good debut album, Battlecross take the best of thrash and death metal and have created a fun, energizing, yet relentless album. This is a must-listen for any fan of extreme metal.
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behemoth The Satanist
As much black metal as it is death metal, The Satanist is Nergal's proof that nearly
dying only strengthened his resolve and ability to create truly brutal music.
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Beyond Creation The Aura
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Camel Camel
Camel Moonmadness
Carcass Surgical Steel
Carcass Heartwork
Casualties of Cool Casualties of Cool
Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet and Mogwai The Fountain
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Crow Black Sky Pantheion
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cynic Focus
Cynic Traced in Air
Danny Elfman The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dark Funeral Teach Children to Worship Satan
Dark Funeral Diabolis Interium
Darkspace Dark Space III I
Dark 4.20: Cosmic Blazing
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Death Human
The 2011 re-release has made this album a true masterpiece. All the instruments sound perfect, and the stellar bass performance given by Steve DiGiorgio is now audible.
Death Symbolic
Death Grips Exmilitary
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part II: Jenny Death
Deathspell Omega Fas - Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum
Deathspell Omega Drought
Decapitated Nihility
Decrepit Birth Diminishing Between Worlds
Decrepit Birth Polarity
Deep Purple Machine Head
Demolition Hammer Epidemic of Violence
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Project European Tour
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Contain Us
The first disc consists of great bonus tracks that are similar to one of each of the four DTP
albums, while the second disc is a bunch of demos from each album. There are also a few
silly tracks including what I perceived as Devy's attempt at hardcore punk and a hip-hop
track done by Devin and Deconstruction drummer Dirk Verbeuren.
Devin Townsend Project By A Thread: Live in London 2011
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Epicloud is just simply epic. HevyDevy returns with a masterpiece that could easily go down as the best album of 2012. Combining his signature metal elements with new musical theatrics, Devin Townsend has presented us with yet another mindblowing album.
Dissection The Somberlain
Dodheimsgard A Umbra Omega
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Dream Theater Images and Words
Emperor Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Emperor Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire...
Emperor Live Inferno
Ensiferum Ensiferum
Enslaved The Sleeping Gods
Enslaved Vertebrae
Enslaved Ruun
Enslaved Isa
Enslaved Hordanes Land
Enslaved Frost
Enslaved Vikingligr Veldi
Enslaved Below the Lights
Enslaved E
Enslaved: "how many levels of GOOD 70s prog worship are you on" Opeth: "idk like 3 or 4" Enslaved: "you are like little baby, watch this"
Fallujah The Harvest Wombs
Fallujah Nomadic
Finntroll Nifelvind
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
Fleurety Min Tid Skal Komme
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within V3.33
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gorguts Obscura
Gorguts Colored Sands
Haken Aquarius
Haken Visions
Hoth Oathbreaker
Ihsahn angL
Ihsahn's second solo offering declines in quality slightly from The Adversary, but is still
and exceptional album.
Ihsahn The Adversary
Eclectic mix of prog metal, black metal, classic metal, and symphonic metal, with some thrash and death metal influences as well. The heaviest of Ihsahn's first three albums.
Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness
Intervals In Time
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Judas Priest Defenders of the Faith
Kalisia Cybion
Kalmah Swamplord
Kalmah They Will Return
Kampfar Mellom Skogkledde Aaser
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
King Diamond Abigail
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Leprous The Congregation
Lost Ubikyst in Apeiron Abstruse Imbeciles Nailed on Slavery
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Megadeth Endgame
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Meshuggah Alive
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Nothing (Re-release)
Meshuggah I
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Koloss
Meshuggah attempted to create an organic album and they have succeeded. Koloss sounds like
it came from the heart of an ancient temple at the depths of a dark jungle. This album
proves that Meshuggah are an ancient alien species whose only purpose is to mindfuck the
human race.
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
Morbid Saint Spectrum of Death
Muse Absolution
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us
Ne Obliviscaris Citadel
Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I
Necrophagist Epitaph
Nokturnal Mortum Lunar Poetry
Nokturnal Mortum's second long-length demo proved that they were already ahead of the rest of the NSBM scene in terms of musical and songwriting abilities. Lunar Poetry is a symphonic black metal assault that features folk keyboard melodies, ambient elements, and guitar solos of a caliber not found in most black metal.
Nokturnal Mortum The Voice of Steel
Obliteration Nekropsalms
Obscura Omnivium
Panopticon Kentucky
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd The Wall
Protest the Hero Volition
Queen Queen II
Queen A Night at the Opera
Radiohead OK Computer
Rainbow Rising
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush A Farewell to Kings
Rush 2112
Rush Permanent Waves
Sabaton Carolus Rex
Although there is a lack of the WWII-based lyrics that Sabaton do best, this could easily qualify for Sabaton's strongest album musically.
Sabaton Carolus Rex (Swedish Version)
Saor Aura
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Shadow of Intent Primordial
Singularity (USA-AZ) Singularity
Singularity manage to fuse technical death metal with the vocals and atmospheric keyboards of black metal, in a way that has been attempted but never executed so well before.
Slayer Hell Awaits
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Sodom Agent Orange
Sodom M-16
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Spawn of Possession Cabinet
Spawn of Possession Noctambulant
Summoning Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
Summoning Stronghold
Symphony X Paradise Lost
Symphony X V: The New Mythology Suite
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Taake Noregs Vaapen
Taake Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik
Taake Nattestid Ser Porten Vid
Testament The Formation of Damnation
Testament Dark Roots of Earth
Testament return with an album surpassing even the superb The Formation of Damnation. Fast, rthrashy riffs mix with Chuck Billy's excellent mix of harsh and clean vocals to create a rnear-perfect thrash metal album. The return of Gene Hoglan on the drums makes the album even rbetter, his blast beats taking the band to the verge of being death metal. A definite rcontender for the best metal album of 2012.
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Black Dahlia Murder Everblack
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dillinger Escape Plan Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan Miss Machine
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Faceless Akeldama
The Faceless Planetary Duality
Tool Lateralus
Tool Ænima
Transcending Bizarre? The Serpent's Manifolds
Turisas The Varangian Way
Ulver Nattens Madrigal
Unexpect In a Flesh Aquarium
Unexpect Fables of the Sleepless Empire
Ved Buens Ende Written In Waters
Vektor Black Future
Vektor Outer Isolation
Vektor Terminal Redux
Vildhjarta Masstaden
While most bands in the djent genre are bad ripoffs of Meshuggah, Vildhjarta create
interesting atmospheres along with original and exciting riffs to make an impressive debut
album. Expect greater things from this band in the future.
Windir Arntor
Wintersun Time I
With this release Jari has exchanged most of the speed, ferocity, and heaviness the first ralbum had for epicness and atmosphere. It should be noted that since this is only the first rhalf of 'Time', there may be much more in store for us next year. With that being said, the ralbum is still great, "Sons of Winter and Stars" being the strongest track. While not what rmost fans were expecting and a slight disappointment, we should wait for 'Time II' before we rgive our full opinion of the album we've been waiting for.
Within the Ruins Phenomena
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
Abigail Williams In the Shadow of a Thousand Suns
Abominable Putridity The Anomalies of Artificial Origin
Acid Bath When the Kite String Pops
Aether Realm Odin Will Provide
Aether Realm One Chosen By The Gods
An impressive debut, Aether Realm prove that the genre of folk metal is still alive and well. Technical solos and great riffs are aplenty throughout this album, and there is sure to be much more to expect from this band in the years to come.
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agalloch The Mantle
Al Di Meola Elegant Gypsy
Alice in Chains MTV Unplugged
Alice in Chains Black Gives Way to Blue
All Shall Perish This Is Where It Ends
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth The Crusher
Amon Amarth Versus the World
Amon Amarth Fate of Norns
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Archspire The Lucid Collective
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
Arcturus Aspera Hiems Symfonia
Arcturus The Sham Mirrors
Arcturus Sideshow Symphonies
Artillery By Inheritance
Atheist Jupiter
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Atheist Piece of Time
Atoma Skylight
Audioslave Audioslave
August Burns Red Constellations
Autopsy Severed Survival
BardSpec Hydrogen
Baroness Blue Record
Baroness Red Album
Bathory Bathory
Bathory Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory Blood Fire Death
Bathory Blood on Ice
Battlecross Rise to Power
Behemoth Evangelion
Between the Buried and Me The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Black Crown Initiate The Wreckage of Stars
Black Crown Initiate Song of the Crippled Bull
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath 13
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology
Borknagar Borknagar
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Boston Boston
Brought By Pain The Dreamer's Will
Burzum Det som engang var
Camel The Snow Goose
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Carach Angren Lammendam
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness
Cattle Decapitation The Harvest Floor
Cattle Decapitation The Anthropocene Extinction
Not as dynamic or hard-hitting as Monolith, but still a great release. 'Pacific Grim' is one of their best tracks to date.
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Children of Bodom Tokyo Warhearts
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Chris Cornell Songbook
Christian Muenzner Timewarp
Control Denied The Fragile Art of Existence
Converge Jane Doe
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Eat your hearts out Periphery and other "progressive metal" bands. You wish you could create
music with songwriting half as good as this. EDIT: Looks like my inital soundoff was too
opinionated. My apologies djentfags. Needs another listen.
Dan Swano Moontower
Dark Angel Darkness Descends
Dark Funeral The Secrets of the Black Arts
Dark Funeral Vobiscum Satanas
Darkspace Dark Space III
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
If you shared my opinion of being unimpressed by this album upon hearing it the first time, this is definitely a grower. A very solid album, I expect to like it even more with repeated listens.
Dead in the Manger Cessation
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Deafheaven New Bermuda
Death Live in L.A.: Death & Raw
Death Spiritual Healing
Death Leprosy
Death Angel The Ultra-Violence
Death Grips No Love Deep Web
Death Grips The Powers That B - Part I: Niggas on the Moon
Deathspell Omega Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum
Deathspell Omega Mass Grave Aesthetics
Deathspell Omega Si Monvmentvm Reqvires Circvmspice
Deathspell Omega Kenose
Decapitated Winds of Creation
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Decrepit Birth ...And Time Begins
Demolition Hammer Tortured Existence
Destroyer 666 Cold Steel...for an Iron Age
Dethklok Dethalbum II
Dethklok The Doomstar Requiem
Devin Townsend Physicist
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Unplugged
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Devin Townsend Project Epiclouder
Devin Townsend Project Transcendence
Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations
Diskreet Engage the Mechanicality
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Edge of Sanity Crimson
Electric Wizard Dopethrone
Eluveitie Slania
Emperor Reverence
Emperor Emperor
Emperor IX Equilibrium
Ensiferum Victory Songs
Ensiferum Iron
Ensiferum From Afar
Enslaved Thorn
Enslaved Eld
Although it pales in comparison to most of the Enslaved albums that came before and after it, Eld is still an impressive work of black/viking metal that foreshadowed the full-on progressive route Enslaved would take in the future.
Enslaved Blodhemn
Enslaved Mardraum - Beyond the Within
Enslaved Monumension
Enslaved Yggdrasil
Despite having some of the worst production of early Norwegian black metal, this demo clearly shows that Enslaved were already ahead of their peers in terms of experimentation and songwriting ability. Considering that main composer Ivar Bjornson was only 15 at the time of recording makes this an even more impressive feat.
Enslaved The Sleeping Gods – Thorn
Enslaved Roadburn Live
Epica The Divine Conspiracy
Epica The Phantom Agony
Epica Design Your Universe
Epica Requiem for the Indifferent
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Ereb Altor By Honour
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Finntroll Ur Jordens Djup
Finntroll Trollhammaren
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Fleshgod Apocalypse Mafia
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within
Full of Hell and Merzbow Full of Hell and Merzbow
Garry Schyman Bioshock Score
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Ghost return with a fantastic album fitting for the rise of the Antichrist. The band has experimented more, adding choirs and a more liberal use of the keyboard. Standout tracks are Infestissumam/Per Aspera Ad Inferi, Secular Haze, Ghuleh/Zombie Queen, Year Zero, and Monstrance Clock.
Ghost (SWE) If You Have Ghost
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
While not as impressive as it's preceding album, L'Enfant Sauvage proves that the French metal titans are still at the top of their game. This is definitely a 2012 album worth listening to.
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Gorguts Considered Dead
Gorguts From Wisdom to Hate
Green Carnation Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Gustav Holst The Planets, Op. 32
Hannes Grossmann The Radial Covenant
Hawkwind Warrior on the Edge of Time
Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know
Herrschaft Tesla
Holy Grail Crisis In Utopia
I Between Two Worlds
Iced Earth The Blessed and the Damned
Iced Earth Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ihsahn Eremita
While this album isn't as great as Ihsahn's previous effort "After," he has still crafted a unique and diverse album with "Eremita." The overall style is extreme progressive metal, yet the black metal and jazz elements seen in his previous works are still present. If you enjoy Ihsahn's prior solo work then you should definitely give this a listen.
Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen
Ihsahn has returned with a an album that is heavily experimental, yet is also an interesting listen. Although the first few tracks on the album stand out far more than the closing tracks, the album is a whole is an impressive effort that stands out more than last year's Eremita.
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Immortal Blizzard Beasts
Immortal Pure Holocaust
Immortal Damned In Black
Immortal All Shall Fall
Immortal The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh
Intervals The Space Between
Intervals A Voice Within
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
Judas Priest Nostradamus
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Judas Priest Stained Class
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Kalmah Swampsong
Kampfar Norse
Kampfar Fra Underverdenen
Kampfar Mare
This release cements Kampfar's well-deserved place in black metal, with an album chock full of riffs that hearken back to the heyday of Norwegian black metal skillfully combined with crushingly heavy modern production.
Kampfar Djevelmakt
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
King of Asgard Fi'mbulvinter
King of Asgard North
Kvelertak Kvelertak
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Lamb of God Resolution
Lamb of God's first studio album in three years proves that they are still titans of modern metal. While the songs contained provide little deviation from anything heard on Ashes of the Wake onward, the riffs and songwriting are the closest in quality to their 2004 magnum opus. A perfect way to start off metal in 2012.
Lamb of God Wrath
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Les Discrets Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Magma Live
Master's Hammer Ritual
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Mastodon The Hunter
Mayhem Live in Leipzig
Mayhem Wolf's Lair Abyss
Mayhem Chimera
Mayhem Deathcrush
Mayhem Out from the Dark
Megadeth The System Has Failed
Megadeth Youthanasia
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Megadeth United Abominations
Mercyful Fate Don't Break the Oath
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Meshuggah None
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Misthyrming Söngvar elds og óreiðu
Morbid Angel Covenant
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Murder Construct Results
A great modern deathgrind record that proves that Travis Ryan is one of the best vocalists in the genre. A lot of the record is similar, but that is definitely not a bad thing. The experimental closer "Resultados" ends the album on a high note and puts this this album up with Cattle Decapitation's 'Monolith of Inhumanity' as one of the best deathgrind albums of the past few years.
Muse Black Holes & Revelations
Muse Showbiz
Nails Abandon All Life
Native Construct Quiet World
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Negura Bunget OM
Nokturnal Mortum Goat Horns
Nokturnal Mortum Twilightfall
Nokturnal Mortum Verity
Obituary Cause of Death
Obliteration Perpetual Decay
Obscura Cosmogenesis
Obscura Akróasis
Old Man's Child In Defiance of Existence
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Lamentations
Panopticon / Waldgefluster Panopticon & Waldgeflüster
Pathology The Time of Great Purification
Slam death metal (if it is even a real genre) done right. Groovy syncopated riffs typical of the genre yet there are technical riffs and solos throughout.
Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon
Possessed Seven Churches
Powerwolf Preachers of the Night
Primus Frizzle Fry
Primus Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Protest the Hero Fortress
Protest the Hero Kezia
Psychostick We Couldn't Think of a Title
Psychotic Waltz A Social Grace
Queen Queen
Queen A Day at the Races
Queen News of the World
Queen Jazz
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead The King of Limbs
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Repulsion Horrified
Return to Forever Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy
Return to Forever Romantic Warrior
Rush Fly by Night
Rush Clockwork Angels
Sabaton Heroes
Sabaton Coat of Arms
Sabaton The Art of War
Sacramentum Far Away from the Sun
Sadus Illusions
Sanzu Painless
very solid
Saor Roots
Satyricon Dark Medieval Times
Savatage Hall of the Mountain King
Scale the Summit The Collective
Septicflesh Communion
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Sigh Imaginary Sonicscape
Silencer (SWE) Death - Pierce Me
Skuggsja Skuggsja: A Piece for Mind & Mirror
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Show No Mercy
Slayer South of Heaven
Slipknot Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slugdge Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms
Sodom Persecution Mania
Sodom In War and Pieces
Sonata Arctica Ecliptica
Sonata Arctica Reckoning Night
Soundgarden Louder Than Love
Soundgarden Down on the Upside
Soundgarden Telephantasm
Soundgarden King Animal
Starkill Fires of Life
Steel Panther Feel the Steel
Strapping Young Lad City
Strapping Young Lad Alien
Sulphur Aeon Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
Sulphur Aeon Gateway to the Antisphere
Summoning Minas Morgul
Summoning Dol Guldur
Summoning Nightshade Forests
Summoning Oath Bound
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
Symphony X The Odyssey
Symphony X The Damnation Game
Symphony X Iconoclast
Taake Taake
Taake Stridens hus
Another impressive album from one of Norwegian black metal's most consistent bands. Hoest knows how to make good black metal, but it is the experimental aspects and unconventional song structures that set Taake above the rest.
Temple of the Dog Temple of the Dog
Terrorizer World Downfall
Testament The Gathering
Testament The New Order
Testament First Strike Still Deadly
Testament's old songs with fantastic production and superb vocals by Chuck Billy. Great release, although the last two songs would have sounded much better without Steve Souza at the helm.
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Revolver
The Black Dahlia Murder Miasma
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Black Dahlia Murder Abysmal
The Black Queen Fever Daydream
The Contortionist Apparition
The Contortionist Language
Ebb and flow.
The Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Dillinger Escape Plan Irony Is a Dead Scene
The Dillinger Escape Plan Under the Running Board
The Doors The Doors
The Faceless Autotheism
Straying even further into the realm of progressive metal, The Faceless have created an album that may displease fans expecting Planetary Duality: Part II, but is a definite grower.
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The Kovenant In Times Before The Light
Thy Art Is Murder Hate
Tool Undertow
Tool 10,000 Days
Transcending Bizarre? The Misanthrope's Fable
Trinacria Travel Now Journey Infinitely
Trvth Black Horse Plague
Tsjuder Desert Northern Hell
Turisas Stand Up and Fight
Tyr Valkyrja
Tyr Eric The Red
Tyr Ragnarok
Ulver Kveldssanger
Vattnet Settler
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
Vildhjarta Omnislash
Vildhjarta Thousands of Evils
Vinterland Welcome My Last Chapter
Vintersorg Till Fjälls
Vintersorg Hedniskhjartad
Vintersorg Naturbal
Voluspaa Åsa
In a genre with many generic bands, Voluspaa have crafted an impressive folk/black metal album with their debut. The violin, cello, piano, and folk vocals make for an entertaining listen when contrasted against the heavy guitars and harsh vocals.
Windir Soknardalr
Windir 1184
Windir Likferd
Within the Ruins Elite
Wolfheart Winterborn
X Japan Art of Life
Xanthochroid Blessed He With Boils

3.5 great
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Perfect Circle Mer de Noms
Abbath Abbath
Abiotic Casuistry
Abominable Putridity In the End of Human Existence
AC/DC Let There Be Rock
AC/DC High Voltage
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch From Which of This Oak
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
Alice in Chains Facelift
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains
Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
All Shall Perish Awaken the Dreamers
Amon Amarth Once Sent from the Golden Hall
Amon Amarth The Avenger
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
Animals As Leaders Weightless
Aspherium The Fall of Therenia
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Baroness Yellow and Green
Bathory The Return of the Darkness and Evil
Be'lakor The Frail Tide
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Behemoth Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Behemoth Grom
Black Tongue The Unconquerable Dark
Bloodbath Resurrection Through Carnage
Borknagar The Olden Domain
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Burzum Burzum
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Carach Angren Ethereal Veiled Existence
Carach Angren Death Came Through a Phantom Ship
Carach Angren Where the Corpses Sink Forever
Carcass Reek of Putrefaction
Carcass Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel
Cattle Decapitation Humanure
Cattle Decapitation Karma.Bloody.Karma
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Christian Muenzner Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Cryptopsy Cryptopsy
Cynic Re-Traced
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Daft Punk Random Access Memories
Dark Funeral Dark Funeral
Darkspace Dark Space I
Darkspace Minus One
Darkspace Dark Space II
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Deadmau5 For Lack of a Better Name
Death Live in Eindhoven
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Grips Government Plates
Death Grips Death Grips
Death Grips Fashion Week
Deathspell Omega Diabolus Absconditus
Deathspell Omega Infernal Battles
Deathspell Omega Inquisitors of Satan
Decapitated The Negation
Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
Demonaz March of the Norse
Dethklok Dethalbum III
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dio Holy Diver
Disillusion Back to Times of Splendor
Dissection Reinkaos
Although it is no Storm of the Light's Bane, the final Dissection record is a fun
melodeath album fitting for the end of the band's dark reign.
Djevel Saa Raa Og Kald
Einherjer Av Oss, For Oss
Eluveitie Spirit
Eluveitie Helvetios
Eluveitie Origins
Ensiferum Unsung Heroes
Ensiferum One Man Army
Enslaved Nema
Entombed Left Hand Path
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Fallujah Dreamless
Finntroll Jaktens Tid
Finntroll Nattfodd
Finntroll Blodsvept (EP Version)
While this EP doesn't do much except generate hype for the next album, it's still a fun listen. The two tracks off of Blodsvept sound fantastic and the live tracks are fun. The Pet Shop Boys cover is interesting and pretty humorous, while the demo of "Rivfader" from the first album is a good listen as well.
Finntroll Visor Om Slutet
Finntroll Blodsvept
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope Absolute Hell
Gojiracore is here, and it's pretty awesome
Galar De Gjenlevende
Ghost Bath Moonlover
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Gojira Terra Incognita
Gojira The Link
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
Heathen Victims of Deception
Hoth Infinite Darkness
Hour of Penance Sedition
Iced Earth Tribute to the Gods
ICS Vortex Storm Seeker
Immolation Close to a World Below
Immolation Providence
Immortal Battles in the North
Immortal Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Immortal Immortal
In Flames The Jester Race
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden Killers
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Judas Priest Hell Bent for Leather
Kampfar Kampfar
Combining harsh Norwegian black metal with acoustic guitars, Norse folk vocals, and symphonic
keyboards, Kampfar create a promising debut.
Kampfar Heimgang
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Kvelertak Meir
Lady Gaga The Fame Monster
Lady Gaga The Fame
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Magma Mekanïk Destruktiw Kommandoh
Martriden Martriden EP
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mayhem Ordo ad Chao
Mayhem Dawn of the Blackhearts
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Mekong Delta Visions Fugitives
Mesarthim Isolate
fun abm with pretty piano and nice synth/electronic textures
Meshuggah Psykisk Testbild
Meshuggah Selfcaged
Meshuggah The True Human Design
Metallica Garage Inc.
Muse The Resistance
Myrkur Myrkur
Nails Unsilent Death
Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black
Nexilva Eschatologies
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Obituary Slowly We Rot
Obscura Retribution
Opeth Burden
Opeth Watershed
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth Orchid
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Pathology Legacy of the Ancients
Pathology Awaken to the Suffering
Periphery Periphery (Instrumental)
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Pig Destroyer Terrifyer
Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet
Primus Green Naugahyde
Punky Bruster Cooked on Phonics
Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Return to Forever Return to Forever
Revocation Teratogenesis
Rings of Saturn Dingir
Rush Caress of Steel
Rush Rush
Russian Circles Enter
Sabaton Attero Dominatus
Sabaton Primo Victoria
Septicflesh Titan
Although a complete disappointment was to be expected based the pre-release tracks, Septicflesh only make a minor regression from The Great Mass.
Shining (NOR) Blackjazz
Shining (NOR) One One One
Shining (SWE) IV - The Eerie Cold
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Sodom Epitome of Torture
Sonata Arctica Silence
Sonata Arctica Winterheart's Guild
Soundgarden Ultramega OK
Soundgarden Screaming Life/Fopp
Soundgarden Screaming Life
Steel Panther Balls Out
Storm Corrosion Storm Corrosion
Strapping Young Lad The New Black
Strapping Young Lad Strapping Young Lad
Summoning Lugburz
Summoning Lost Tales
Symphony X Twilight in Olympus
Taylor Swift 1989
Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix
Tenacious D The Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D Tenacious D
TesseracT Concealing Fate
Testament The Legacy
Testament Practice What You Preach
The Algorithm Polymorphic Code
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Black Dahlia Murder Unhallowed
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Dillinger Escape Plan The Dillinger Escape Plan
The Doors Strange Days
The Human Abstract Moonlight Sonata
A great take on the classic Beethoven piece, the musicianship is top notch, yet the album suffers from terrible production in the heavy parts. It's a shame the band did not attempt to remedy this problem while making the single. Would be a 4-4.5 if the production was better. However, Movement 3 is still fantastic to listen to.
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland
The Kovenant Nexus Polaris
Thulcandra Under a Frozen Sun
Thulcandra Fallen Angel's Dominion
Thulcandra Ascension Lost
The songwriting is a bit more focused on this album, but there are no definitive differences between this and the previous two albums. Solid band nonetheless.
Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death
Thy Art Is Murder The Adversary
Thy Art Is Murder Holy War
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Cheek to Cheek
Toxic Holocaust Conjure and Command
Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death...
Toxic Holocaust Evil Never Dies
Toxic Holocaust Hell on Earth
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories
Transcending Bizarre? The Four Scissors
Turisas Battle Metal
Tyr How Far to Asgaard
While not a particularly innovative album in the folk metal genre, this is still an entertaining debut.
Utstott Hjorungavagr
Veil of Maya [id]
Wardruna Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Within the Ruins Invade
Xerath I
Combining unoriginal elements (Meshuggah-like vocals and grooves, Strapping Young Lad
elements, and orchestrations) to make something new, Xerath create an enjoyable album that
will be a fun occasional listen, but nothing too special.

3.0 good
AC/DC Highway To Hell
AC/DC Back In Black
AC/DC Powerage
Alfar Twilight of the Gods
About as interesting as Amon Amarth + "epic" keyboards can be. Nothing new here but is fun enough if that concept sounds interesting to you.
Amorphis Eclipse
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Anthrax Spreading the Disease
At the Gates At War with Reality
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Baroness First
Behemoth Thelema.6
Behemoth Satanica
Behemoth Pandemonic Incantations
Behemoth Sventevith (Storming Near the Baltic)
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Borknagar Winter Thrice
Burzum Burzum/Aske
Burzum Aske
Burzum Filosofem
Burzum Belus
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
Cattle Decapitation To Serve Man
Children of Bodom I Worship Chaos
Not terrible, just pretty boring... looks like Halo of Blood is to Bodom as Endgame is to Megadeth
Cobalt Gin
Coprocephalic Gluttonous Chunks
Dio The Last in Line
Direwolf Beyond the Lands of Human Existence
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Awake
Emperor As the Shadows Rise
Emperor Wrath of the Tyrant
Enfold Darkness Our Cursed Rapture
Ensiferum Dragonheads
Epica Consign to Oblivion
Evile Enter the Grave
Evile Infected Nations
Evile Skull
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
An impressive effort but not the metal masterpiece of the year it has been hyped to be, rcould potentially be a grower.rEDIT: It's not.
Finntroll Midnattens Widunder
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape
Giant Squid Metridium Fields
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion II
Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusion I
Harm's Way Rust
Hour of Penance The Vile Conception
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Judas Priest British Steel
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls
Kampfar Kvass
Karnivool Sound Awake
Karnivool Themata
King Diamond Fatal Portrait
Lady Gaga Artpop
Machine Head The Blackening
Magma Magma
Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
Mastodon Remission
Mayhem Life Eternal
Megadeth Cryptic Writings
Megadeth The World Needs a Hero
Megadeth Super Collider
While it's not the shitfest we were all expecting, Super Collider is nevertheless a boring and unimportant addition to Megadeth's discography. RIP Megadeth comeback 2004 - 2009.
Metallica Death Magnetic
Metallica Metallica
Metallica Beyond Magnetic
Morbid Angel Formulas Fatal to the Flesh
Morbid Angel Domination
Motley Crue Shout at the Devil
Motley Crue Dr. Feelgood
Myrkur M
Napalm Death Scum
Ne Obliviscaris Urn
Nevermore Enemies Of Reality
Opeth Morningrise
Pathology Incisions of Perverse Debauchery
Pathology Age of Onset
Pathology Lords of Rephaim
Periphery Clear
Primus Primus and The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble
Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
Rings of Saturn Embryonic Anomaly
Slayer World Painted Blood
Soundgarden Fopp
Strapping Young Lad Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Suffocation Pierced from Within
Swashbuckle Back To The Noose
TesseracT Altered State
Yawn. Nothing much happens with the album, but the saxophone fits really well.
Testament Souls of Black
The Dillinger Escape Plan Plagiarism
The Haarp Machine Disclosure
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Axis: Bold as Love
The Red Chord Fed Through the Teeth Machine
Ulcerate The Coming of Genocide (Reissue)
Veil of Maya Matriarch
Periphery: This Time It's Deathcore
Whitechapel This Is Exile
Within the Ruins Creature
Xerath II
While creating another enjoyable listen, Xerath have failed to provide much more than what was present on their debut album. Faster, blast-beat laden songs such as "Reform Part III" provide something new, yet the orchestrations and riffs are the same. The vocals are all that has really changed, with variations of Devin Townsend-esque screams and Joe Duplantier-style growls.

2.5 average
AC/DC Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Anthrax Fistful of Metal
Arch Enemy Anthems of Rebellion
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Clocking in at over an hour and ten minutes, this is a hard album to sit through. It should have been condensed to 45 or 50 minutes, which could have been done easily. The musicianship is great, but M. Shadows' vocals just suck horribly.
Baroness Second
Baroness First & Second
Burn the Priest Burn the Priest
Burzum Fallen
Carach Angren This Is No Fairytale
Deadmau5 The Veldt
Decapitated Blood Mantra
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli
DragonForce The Power Within
Gojira Magma
Much like the album cover suggests, Magma is a steaming pile of shit
Gorgoroth Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
Gorgoroth Antichrist
Gorgoroth Incipit Satan
Gorgoroth Instinctus Bestialis
Gorgoroth: The Search for their Neutered Testicles
Heathen Breaking the Silence
Immortal Immortal (Demo)
Howler monkey death metal. Terrible production and it doesn't sound anything like Immortal, but still pretty kvlt.
Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
Kamelot The Black Halo
Khallice The Journey
Mayhem Grand Declaration of War
Mayhem Pure Fucking Armageddon
Megadeth Risk
Metallica Load
Morbid Angel Gateways to Annihilation
Morbid Angel Heretic
Motley Crue Too Fast for Love
Muse The 2nd Law
Naked City Naked City
Nile Ithyphallic
Nirvana Nevermind
Pantera Cowboys From Hell
Pathology Surgically Hacked
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Slipknot Iowa
Steve Harris British Lion
Strandhugg Norn
This album proves that the djent bandwagon's influence can spread even as far north as the black metal-centric country of Norway. Strandhugg are able to add small flourishes that make Norn just barely interesting.
Suffocation Human Waste
Suffocation Breeding the Spawn
Symphony X Symphony X
The Contortionist Shapeshifter
Some really great musical elements slightly bogged down by bad deathcore (e.g. pig squealing and too many breakdowns.)
The Red Chord Fused Together in Revolving Doors
Whitechapel Recorrupted
Wintersun The Forest Seasons

2.0 poor
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Blood on the Dance Floor Anthem of the Outcast
Burzum Umskiptar
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
DevilDriver DevilDriver
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Gorgoroth Twilight of the Idols
Gorgoroth Pentagram
Gunther Pleasureman
Iron Maiden No Prayer for the Dying
Metallica Reload
Motorhead Ace of Spades
Nirvana In Utero
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power
Slipknot Slipknot
Stratovarius Twilight Time
Styx The Grand Illusion
The Human Abstract Midheaven
Venom Welcome to Hell

1.5 very poor
Abruptum Obscuritatem Advoco Amplectere Me
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Celtic Frost Morbid Tales
Celtic Frost Emperor's Return
Chris Cornell Scream
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Design the Skyline Nevaeh
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Twilight Dementia
Geoff Tate Kings & Thieves
Gorgoroth Destroyer
Gorgoroth Under the Sign of Hell
Liturgy The Ark Work
Lou Reed Metal Machine Music
Mastery Valis
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Motorhead Bomber
Motorhead Overkill
Orthrelm OV
Most avant-garde music, particularly avant-garde metal, has something interesting to offer. This does not. Recording technical guitar exercises with accompanying drum beats does nothing musically in any sense.
Queensryche Frequency Unknown
Venom Black Metal
Venom At War with Satan

1.0 awful
Abnormality 2007 Demo
Apator Masturbate in Praise of Black Satan
Attack Attack! (US) Someday Came Suddenly
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Blood on the Dance Floor All the Rage
brokeNCYDE I'm Not a Fan, but the Kids Like It!
David Hasselhoff Night Rocker
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Emmure Eternal Enemies
Grumblecunt I Piss Shit
King 810 Memoirs of a Murderer
so edge
Lordi The Arockalypse
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Metallica St. Anger
Nickelback Dark Horse
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Owl City All Things Bright And Beautiful
Queensryche Dedicated to Chaos
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics III
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics 2
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler

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