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Average Rating: 3.77
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Objectivity Score: 71%
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5.0 classic
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atheist Unquestionable Presence
Atheist Piece of Time
Carcass Heartwork
Coheed and Cambria Neverender
Cryptopsy None So Vile
Cynic Focus
Death The Sound of Perseverance
Death Symbolic
Death Human
Death Individual Thought Patterns
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Glassjaw Worship and Tribute
Gorguts Obscura
Gorguts The Erosion of Sanity
Haken Aquarius
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Jeff Beck Blow by Blow
Judas Priest Painkiller
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Megadeth Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Metallica Kill 'Em All
Morbid Saint Spectrum of Death
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack
Obituary Cause of Death
Opeth Blackwater Park
The culmination of all their music to that point, Blackwater Park is the epitome of atmospheric Death Metal that relishes in its successful combination of style and substance. Congrats, Mikael and co.; you've done a damn fine job.
Opeth Still Life
Protest the Hero Kezia
SikTh Death of a Dead Day
Slayer Reign in Blood
Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood
The Fall of Troy Ghostship
The Ocean Precambrian
X Japan Art of Life
Yasunori Mitsuda Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack

4.5 superb
Agalloch The Mantle
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Anthrax Among the Living
At the Gates Slaughter of the Soul
Between the Buried and Me The Silent Circus
Blotted Science The Animation of Entomology
So yeah new Blotted Science, why the fuck aren't more people excited about this?
Blotted Science The Machinations of Dementia
Cannibal Corpse Tomb of the Mutilated
While at the time of its conception, Tomb Of The Mutilated was considered by Death Metal fans as a quintissential release, Chris Barne's "one-trick pony" vocal range and a few weak tracks prevent this overall excellent album from being a true classic among the likes of those such as Morbid Angel's Altar Of Madness and Death's Scream Bloody Gore.
Children of Bodom Something Wild
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Corelia Nostalgia
Cynic Traced in Air
Cynic The Portal Tapes
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Death Leprosy
Deep Purple Burn
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Exivious Liminal
Exivious Exivious
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gorguts Colored Sands
Haken Visions
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST
Ling Tosite Sigure Inspiration Is DEAD
Mastodon Leviathan
Megadeth Endgame
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah I
Metallica ...And Justice for All
Metallica Master of Puppets
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Morbid Angel Altars of Madness
Morbid Angel Blessed Are the Sick
Napalm Death Scum
Napalm Death From Enslavement to Obliteration
How the hell does this NOT have a review? Ridiculous.
Necrophagist Onset of Putrefaction
Nevermore This Godless Endeavor
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack
Nobuo Uematsu Lost Odyssey OST
Nujabes Metaphorical Music
Portal (Cynic) Portal
Protest the Hero Fortress
Rush Hemispheres
Rush 2112
Rush Permanent Waves
Scale the Summit The Collective
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Symphony X The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Testament The New Order
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Fall of Troy The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy Doppelganger
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice Major/Minor
Van Halen Van Halen
Yes Close to the Edge

4.0 excellent
Agalloch Pale Folklore
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Animals As Leaders Weightless
At the Drive-In Acrobatic Tenement
At the Drive-In In/Casino/Out
Atheist Jupiter
Atheist Elements
Behemoth Demigod
Between the Buried and Me Alaska
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Between the Buried and Me The Great Misdirect
Cannibal Corpse Evisceration Plague
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Carcass Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
Cephalic Carnage Misled by Certainty
Children of Bodom Follow the Reaper
Children of Bodom Hatebreeder
Children of Bodom Tokyo Warhearts
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Converge Jane Doe
Cryptopsy Blasphemy Made Flesh
Cynic Carbon-Based Anatomy
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Death Scream Bloody Gore
Death Spiritual Healing
Deftones White Pony
Dethklok Dethalbum II
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater Score
Eric Johnson Ah Via Musicom
Ever Forthright Ever Forthright
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects Sol Niger Within V3.33
Glassjaw Our Color Green (The Singles)
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Jeff Beck Emotion & Commotion
Jeff Beck Wired
Joe Satriani Is There Love In Space?
John Petrucci Suspended Animation
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Kow Otani Shadow of the Colossus: Roar of the Earth
Latterman No Matter Where We Go...!
Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2
Machine Head Burn My Eyes
Mastodon Remission
Megadeth United Abominations
Meshuggah obZen
Meshuggah Koloss
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Necrophagist Epitaph
Nevermore Dead Heart In A Dead World
Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Protest the Hero Scurrilous
This album showcases a different Protest than we've grown accustomed to, instead of embracing full on growth in their songwriting a la Kezia to Fortress, the band takes a step to the side and allows Rody Walker a bit more freedom in what appears to be their most comfortable album yet, jam packed with all the original (if overbearing) technical wank you could ask for. Top Tracks: C'est La Vie Hair-Trigger Sex Tapes
Shaimus The Sad Thing is, We Like it Here
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Steve Vai Passion and Warfare
Symphony X Iconoclast
TesseracT One
Testament The Formation of Damnation
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Fall of Troy Phantom on the Horizon
The Human Abstract Digital Veil
The Mars Volta Frances the Mute
The Ocean Pelagial
The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me
Vildhjarta Masstaden
X Japan Vanishing Vision

3.5 great
Anthrax Worship Music
Art By Numbers Reticence: The Musical
August Burns Red Constellations
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Behemoth Evangelion
Cannibal Corpse Butchered at Birth
Carcass Reek of Putrefaction
Children of Bodom Hate Crew Deathroll
Converge Axe to Fall
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Dethklok The Dethalbum
Dream Theater When Dream and Day Unite
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater Train of Thought
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
In a certainly "Dramatic Turn of Events", without Mike Portnoy at the helm shoving metal
influences into the music; Dream Theater revert to a safe haven of pure Progressive Rock.

Falling back on what they do best with their recently regained ability to cut back on a bit
of excess technique, the unit feels more comfortable playing as a group as ever, without the
collective crash and burn mentality that plagued albums like Systematic Chaos when things
got out of hand.

Unfortunately, the music isn't always groundbreaking throughout and doesn't give newcomer
Mike Mangini thorough creative control to show everything he's got, but as a band in
transition out of a sea of turbulent times; I'm pretty excited to see what will be in store
when they all go at it with Mike included.

Highlights: Outcry, Breaking All Illusions, Bridges in the Sky
Evile Enter the Grave
Fleshwrought Dementia/Dyslexia
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Guns N' Roses Chinese Democracy
Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Dance of Death
Jeff Loomis Zero Order Phase
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Joe Satriani Professor Satchafunkilus and the Musterion of Rock
Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance
Just Like Vinyl Just Like Vinyl
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Through the Ashes of Empires
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Megadeth Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good!
Megadeth Countdown to Extinction
Meshuggah Nothing
Metallica Metallica
Obituary Slowly We Rot
Obituary The End Complete
Pantera Cowboys From Hell
Rush Moving Pictures
Shadow of the Colossus Shadow of the Colossus
I'll admit it, I first clicked on the review on sputnik's front page because I thought it was a review for the video game soundtrack of the same name. I wasn't expecting a tightly knit package of deathcore with a tasteful presence of melodic passages littered throughout the album. Even if it's not enough to single-handedly change the face of deathcore, these guys do a helluva job trying.
Slayer Show No Mercy
Slayer Haunting the Chapel
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Testament The Ritual
Testament Souls of Black
The Fall of Troy Manipulator
The Human Abstract Nocturne
The Replacements Let It Be
Times of Grace The Hymn of a Broken Man
Trivium Shogun
While this album is definitely a step in the right direction, Heafy's vocal abilities are still sub-par and the musicianship has an unsettling feeling of "been there done that" even with the standout moments factored into the equation.
Veil of Maya Eclipse

3.0 good
Abnormality 2007 Demo
Aliases Safer Than Reality
Born of Osiris The Discovery
Cannibal Corpse Eaten Back to Life
Cannibal Corpse Vile
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Will probably be viewed by a lot of Sputnik users as the album that tries to pick up the pieces of the disaster that was Blooddrunk. Alexi and co. thankfully do not overplay the atrocious stadium rock found in their poorly chosen single "Was It Worth It?" and even deliver some fucking kickass pieces with "Not My Funeral" and "Shovel Knockout" . Unfortunately "Relentless Reckless Forever" doesn't keep up with CoB's previous title tracks and ends up the weakest one so far.
Circle Takes the Square As the Roots Undo
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Despised Icon Day of Mourning
DragonForce Valley of the Damned
Dream Theater Falling into Infinity
Evile Five Serpent's Teeth
Oh hey guys look it's Metallica.
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Job for a Cowboy Genesis
Job for a Cowboy Gloom
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Jones and co. make the disappointing decision of staying on auto-pilot for As Daylight Dies which is truly disheartening, given the outstanding quality of their previous works.
Megadeth Risk
Megadeth So Far, So Good... So What!
Meshuggah Contradictions Collapse
Metallica Death Magnetic
Orianthi Believe
Periphery Icarus
Silversun Pickups Carnavas
Slayer Christ Illusion
The Black Dahlia Murder Deflorate
The Last Felony Too Many Humans
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium In Waves
Not really sure what to think so far. There's nothing particularly wrong with it but god damn is there a lack of punch that would propel it from being anything really good. Also, it's long as hell.
Veil of Maya [id]

2.5 average
All That Remains Overcome
Arsis We Are the Nightmare
August Burns Red Messengers
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Disturbed Indestructible
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
Job for a Cowboy Doom
Judas Priest Angel of Retribution
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Metallica Reload
Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
Rush Caress of Steel
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Testament Signs of Chaos
The Fall of Troy In the Unlikely Event
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption

2.0 poor
Black Tide Light From Above
Disturbed The Sickness
Dream Theater Systematic Chaos
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Hawthorne Heights Skeletons
Iron Maiden The X Factor
Iron Maiden Virtual XI
Slayer Diabolus in Musica
Testament Demonic
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Whitechapel This Is Exile

1.5 very poor
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Metallica St. Anger
Trivium The Crusade

1.0 awful
Atreyu Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
DoomThrone Skeleton Veiled in Flesh
Judas Priest Jugulator
Kevin Federline Playing with Fire
Owl City Ocean Eyes
Waking the Cadaver Perverse Recollections of a Necromangler

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