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5.0 classic
Altar of Plagues Teethed Glory and Injury
I may be pulling the trigger here a touch early, but this is your AOTY. It swirls, transcends, grabs, pulls, grows and takes a hold on the darkest parts of your emotions. It's a change from previous releases in more than a couple of ways. Track length suits a better all rounded sense and they have dropped the black metal intensity opting for a smoother post/experimental sound.
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Who could fault Darkthone for doing what they do? Certainly there is nothing surprising going on here, but that's okay we don't need surprises. Darkthrone write the music they want to write.
Eye of Solitude Cenotaph
Finsterforst Rastlos
Frigoris Wind
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Nails You Will Never Be One of Us

4.5 superb
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Anaal Nathrakh The Codex Necro
Arcane Known/Learned
Shits on your Periphery Juggernaunt slam-feat. The boys from Australia take the who double album theme to the next level.
Ataraxie L'être et la Nausée
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Clouds (INT) Doliu
Death Human
Earthside A Dream In Static
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse
Eye of Solitude Canto III
Eye of Solitude Dear Insanity
Helm (AU) Vol 3… Panthalassa
Karnivool Asymmetry
Kauan Kaiho
Locktender Kafka
Marsh Dweller Wanderer
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Mercyful Fate Melissa
Morbus Chron Sweven
Mournful Congregation The Incubus of Karma
Obscura Akróasis
Oceans of Slumber The Banished Heart
2018 needs to stop it with the great albums already.
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Blackwater Park
Orphaned Land Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll
Saor Aura
Shining (SWE) V - Halmstad
Sul ad Astral Oasis
Talisman Stone LoveCraftopolis
The Ocean Precambrian
The Ocean Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic
Trvth Black Horse Plague
An opus of a record, moving from free flowing prog, to the dankest of black metal growls. Yes, the run time is huge, but how could you not grace such a massive record without the time needed to allow for full expression? Trvth is a modern take at 70s inspired movements shaped with precision and crafted down to the "tee". The album is beauty rolled, twisted transcending the norm. rfree download - http://trvth.bandcamp.com/album/black-horse-plague
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
Usurpress Interregnum
We Lost the Sea The Quietest Place on Earth
We Lost the Sea Departure Songs

4.0 excellent
Abstracter Wound Empire
Adrift for Days Come Midnight...
AEONIAN SORROW Into The Eternity A Moment We Are
Dammit Joe, stop downrating great doom albums man : [
Aevangelist Omen Ex Simulacra
Agalloch The Mantle
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Agrimonia Awaken
Alkaloid Liquid Anatomy
A definite shift in sound from these tyrants of death. The progressive elements are pushing to the fore-front hard. Liquid Anatomy is as lucid and clear as it can be while staying true to their swirling brand of death metal. Production is top-notch and clear without robbing the record of atmosphere. The Cthulhu still runs strong for this HP Lovecraft loving band.
Amon Amarth Jomsviking
Amorphis Queen of Time
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Anciients Heart of Oak
Anthrax Worship Music
Appalachian Winter I Become The Frozen Land
Appalachian Winter Silence Before the Great Mountain Wind
Appalachian Winter Ghosts of the Mountains
Arcana Coelestia Le Mirage de L’idéal
Album is a tital wave, before gently bobbing waters. It's majestic and eerie. Top of the genre without having a fifty minute track.
Arkan Salam
Arkan Sofia
Arkona (RUS) Khram
Artificial Brain Infrared Horizon
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Ashbringer Yūgen
Ataraxy Where All Hope Fades
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Avantasia The Mystery Of Time
Bathory Bathory
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Behemoth Demigod
Behemoth I Loved You at Your Darkest
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive
Blood Red Throne Blood Red Throne
Blues Pills Blues Pills
Bog Wraith Omen
Bong Stoner Rock
Botanist IV: Mandragora
Botanist VI: Flora
Burzum Det som engang var
Cannibal Corpse Torture
Carcass Surgical Steel
Cân Bardd Nature Stays Silent
Chaos Echoes Mouvement
Death/Doom pulsating in a mechanical (dare I say) quasi-Portal style. The production only builds on the tensile riffing and spiraling instrumentation.
Clouds (INT) Dor
Code Error Code Error
Slays for days... or ten minutes depending on how you look at it.
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Coheed and Cambria The Unheavenly Creatures
Crosses Crosses
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cynic Focus
Darkthrone Arctic Thunder
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall
Deathspell Omega Paracletus
Deathspell Omega The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Defeated Sanity Disposal Of The Dead // Dharmata
Deicide Deicide
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Dir En Grey Arche
Doom:VS Earthless
Doomsword The Eternal Battle
Drudkh They Often See Dreams About The Spring
Dumbsaint Panorama, In Ten Pieces
Earth Primitive and Deadly
Eden Circus Marula
Eluveitie Helvetios
Eluveitie Origins
With more staying power than the previous releases it's clear that Eluveitie have a lot more to offer until their pool of talent runs dry. Origins picks up where Helvetios left off, bombastic rhthms and constant melodies interplay with the group's harsh growls. It's catchy, it's infectious - - a ride from start to finish. If there are any flaws to be found, it's in the band's ability to be completely comfortable with their sound.
Elysian Blaze Blood Geometry
Elysian Blaze's 2012 record resonates with some of the better acts of the genre. Rung out chords and a raw-'er' mix puch through well. Pick up for some Aust. doom along the lines of Noctis etc.
Encircling Sea Hearken
Encoffination III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs
rThis is dethin' doomin' sex wrapped in skull bones. Sing Thou Wretched Choirs,
Enslaved Axioma Ethica Odini
Enslaved RIITIIR
Entropia (PL) Vesper
Entropia (PL) Ufonaut
Entropia (PL) Vacuum
Entropia continues to do no wrong. This is one Vacuum I don?t mind getting stuck into.
Equilibrium Erdentempel
Erdve Vaitojimas
Esoteric The Maniacal Vale
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance
Evoken Antithesis of Light
Evoken Embrace the Emptiness
Evoken Atra Mors
Evoken Hypnagogia
Execration (NOR) Morbid Dimensions
Eye of Solitude Slaves To Solitude
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Falls of Rauros Vigilance Perennial
Finsterforst Mach Dich Frei
Forever Never Forever Never
Funebrarum The Sleep of Morbid Dreams
Ghost (SWE) Opus Eponymous
God Is an Astronaut Helios/Erebus
God Is an Astronaut Epitaph
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Gojira Magma
Gorod Aethra
I can get behind this.... or rather, I?ll let this get behind me.
Grand Magus The Hunt
Grave Miasma Odori Sepulcrorum
This is one of those records that will swing an ax into your groin, take heed, but don't forget to come back to it.
Grave Miasma Endless Pilgrimage
"so if you like to the point cavernous death it's perfectly dank."r
Hashshashin nihsahshsaH (adj​.​)
This is a new level of quality for this Sydney based group bringing so many elements together in the best possible way. https://hashshashin.bandcamp.com/album/nihsahshsah-adj
Hela Broken Cross
Hexis Abalam
Hooded Menace Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed
Hope Drone Hope Drone
Australia's Hope Drone marks an excellent entry into the world of hybrid post-black metal. It's gritty, clean transcending the typical "pretty" sounds peppered in the genre. It's not for light listening, these four tracks were made with intent, and intent is surely given.
Horizon Ablaze The Weight Of A Thousand Suns
Horrendous Idol
Howls of Ebb Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
Ihsahn Eremita
Ihsahn Arktis.
Ihsahn Amr
Ill Nino Epidemia
Impetuous Ritual Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence
Impure Wilhelmina Black Honey
Incantation Vanquish in Vengeance
Into Eternity Buried in Oblivion
Joan of Arc 1984
Judas Priest Firepower
Kagrenak Black Vertical Shadows
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kamelot Epica
Kamelot Silverthorn
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Kauan Pirut
Kauan Sorni Nai
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Khemmis Hunted
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Kosmogyr Eviternity
Krieg Transient
Krypts Unending Degradation
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God Hourglass: Anthology Collection
A box set of Lamb Of Gods more well known songs starting from their Burn The Priest days, It has better tracks from Sacrament, Wrath, etc. it also contains bonus tracks and never before heard recordings. A quality edition for Lamb Of God Fans.
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Locktender Rodin
Locktender Friedrich
Lord Mantis Death Mask
Lustmord [ O T H E R ]
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Mahr Antelux
Mamaleek He Never Spoke a Mumblin Word
Manes Be All End All
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
An excellent example of a band mixing many features into a quality and enjoyable listen. Featuring psychadelic, progressive and metal features, with technical guitar riffs and melodic leads its a reccomend for metal enthusiasts everywhere.
Meshuggah Koloss
Monolithe Monolithe III
Monolithe Monolithe Zero
Moonshade Sun Dethroned
Sun Dethroned manages to Amon Amarth hard. Infectiously catchy and misses most of the cheesiness that would otherwise plague an album like this.
Moonsorrow Jumalten aika
Mouth Of The Architect Quietly
Mouth Of The Architect Path of Eight
Path Of Eight continues to surprise on each track. This album is quickly becoming one of my favourites for the year.
Mutiny Within Mutiny Within
Mutiny Within Synchronicity
After a three year wait, this does not dissapoint. The album is a complete package, and comes together the strongest the band has produced so far.
Nails Abandon All Life
Got seventeen minutes? Of course you do. Abandon All Life is the sultry hard-hitting sonic onslaught of oppressive heaviness. Keep in mind that short was never meant to be ?sweet? on Nail?s sophomore ?full-length?. From top to bottom (no matter how short that may be) Abandon All Life ensures the utmost of intensity highlighting the gift of Todd Jones behind the microphone. A fury rarely seen and upheld over the course of ear-splitting riffs and semi-thundering drum patterns gives life to a release over before it can be fully processed. See ?In Exodus? for proof that ?heavy metal? is real and relatable in today?s music industry. There?s no remorse, no guilt, no waiting period or white flag signalling the retreat. Nails have come to place their boot on the neck of the hardcore genre, tying in some truly ferocious chops along the way.
Naive Altra
Nekrogoblikon Welcome to Bonkers
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Never See Tomorrow To The Depths
Noise Trail Immersion Symbology of Shelter
Oathbreaker Rheia
Of Solitude and Solemn Of Solitude and Solemn
Of Solitude and Solemn Starlight's Guide
On Thorns I Lay Aegean Sorrow
Opeth Watershed
Orphaned Land Unsung Prophets and Dead Messiahs
Pallbearer Heartless
Panopticon The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Paysage d'Hiver Das Tor
A perfect mood setter for days dry and windy. The mood is bleak but somehow the setting provides a stark beauty in a barren wasteland. It's times like this when you can fully understand why the bands of this genre spend so much time focusing on what others usually miss.
Portal Swarth
Portal Vexovoid
Portal ION
Primordial Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
Primordial Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Pyrrhon The Mother of Virtues
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rolo Tomassi Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It
Rorcal Vilagvege
Rorcal Creon
Rush Signals
Sacriphyx The Western Front
Sanctity Road to Bloodshed
Saor Roots
Saor Guardians
Falls just short of his last release but Andy Marshall sure has his finger on the very pulse of what Saor is. Guardians adds to a sure legacy being built from record to record. Falling just short of an hour's run time it's easy to get swept away in these compositions.
Schammasch Triangle
Secrets of the Moon Antithesis
A display of a black metal band that simply knows how to do the simple things well, one the best of the genre, even though not widely heard.
Secrets of the Moon Seven Bells
Septa Destroyer
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Sepultura Roots
Serious Beak Huxwhukw
Serious Beak Ankaa
Serocs The Phobos / Deimos Suite
Shape of Despair Angels of Distress
Shape of Despair Monotony Fields
Shining (SWE) IV - The Eerie Cold
Sigh Heir to Despair
Sinistro Sangue Cassia
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slipknot Iowa
Slow (BE) V - Oceans
Slow (BE) III - Gaïa
Slugdge Esoteric Malacology
They told me I could be anything, so I became Slug worship
Soilwork The Ride Majestic
Soilwork Verkligheten
Sojourner The Shadowed Road
I?m somewhere between listening to an atmospheric black metal album and sitting in a Tolkien novel. This is nice.
Soulfly Ritual
The most Soulfly album Soulfly has made in years...
Spawn of Possession Incurso
Spectral Lore III
Spectral Voice Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Still Remains Ceasing to Breathe
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
Suffocation Effigy of the Forgotten
Summoning Old Mornings Dawn
The Atlas Moth The Old Believer
The Atlas Moth Coma Noir
The Body I have fought against it, But I can’t any longer
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Fall of Every Season Amends
The Flower Kings Desolation Rose
The Ocean Aeolian
Thou Peasant
Thou Tyrant
Thou Heathen
Thou Magus
Thy Catafalque Geometria
Ulcerate Vermis
Uluru Acrophilia
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Un Sentiment
Unhappy Dear God, Thanks for the Suicide Option
Unhappy Despair
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony III: Monolith
Until Death Overtakes Me Flow Of Infinity
Usurpress Trenches of the Netherworld
Void Of Silence The Sky Over
The Sky Over is a beautiful album, albeit with a few minor hiccups.
VOLA Applause of a Distant Crowd
We All Die (Laughing) Thoughtscanning
Wedrujacy Wiatr Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
Whelm A Gaze Blank and Pitiless as The Sun
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben Het Goed
Winterfylleth The Hallowing of Heirdom
Witch Mountain Cauldron Of The Wild
Wolves In The Throne Room Diadem Of 12 Stars
Wolves In The Throne Room Celestial Lineage / Malevolent Grain
Yhdarl Ave Maria
Yhdarl Loss
YOB Our Raw Heart

3.5 great
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
36 Crazyfists Time and Trauma
Abstracter Cinereous Incarnate
Ade Spartacus
Adrift for Days A Sleepless Grey
Aevangelist Writhes in the Murk
Aevangelist Enthrall to the Void of Bliss
Aevangelist Matricide in the Temple of Omega
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Alcest Les Voyages De L'Âme
Alcest Kodama
Alestorm Back Through Time
Altar of Plagues Mammal
Amaranthe The Nexus
Amenra Mass V
Amia Venera Landscape The Long Procession
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Anaal Nathrakh Eschaton
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Her
Anaal Nathrakh Domine Non Es Dignus
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Anachronism Orogeny
Anciients Voice of the Void
Antediluvian Through the Cervix of Hawaah
Antlers (DE) Beneath.Below.Behold
Aparia Beyond The Walls Of Man
Archspire Relentless Mutation
Arcturus Arcturian
Arkan Kelem
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As We Draw Mirages
Ash Borer Ash Borer
Ashbringer Vacant
Ataraxie Slow Transcending Agony
Atreyu Long Live
Atrum Tempestas Neant
Auroch Taman Shud
Autopsy Acts of the Unspeakable
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Âqen Méditation Astrale
Barren Earth A Complex of Cages
God dammit 2018 you dirty little prog laced nut cruncher. Stop releasing these high caliber fuck;ing albums. It
would be better however if these records could hold onto the sheer potential they offer, instead of falling short
Basalte Vertige
Be'lakor Vessels
Behemoth The Satanist
Bell Witch Longing
Below Red Skies Days Passing By
Benighted Asylum Cave
Beyond Creation Algorythm
Black Label Society Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Black Label Society have lifted the expectations of their own music. It's not flashy in regards of toppling a genre but strong enough to bring back the band's former glory.
Bleed from Within Era
Bleeding Through Love Will Kill All
Blood Incantation Starspawn
Blood Red Throne Come Death
Blood Red Throne Souls of Damnation
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Blut Aus Nord Deus Salutis Meae
Bong Idle Days On The Yann
Bong We Are, We Were and We Will Have Been
Bongripper Terminal
Bosse-de-Nage III
Bosse-de-Nage All Fours
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Can Bardd Nature Stays Silent
Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Chaos Echoes Transient
Clouds (INT) Departe
Clouds (INT) Destin
Coast Coast
Coffinworm When All Became None
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coldworld Melancholie
Coldworld Autumn
Conjurer Mire
Converge The Dusk in Us
Cough Still They Pray
Cradle of Filth Hammer of the Witches
Cradle of Filth Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay
Crone (DE) Godspeed
Cruciamentum Charnel Passages
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Cult of Luna Vertikal II
Four tracks with one remix, it's not an expansive full-length release but its merits are deserved. Play it off the end of Vertikal (1) and the atmosphere matches the first. A display of self-ness, presented by a band that didn't want it any other way.
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
Darkthrone Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos
Dead Letter Circus The Catalyst Fire
Deos Fortitude.Pain.Suffering
Masterminded by the Eye Of Solitude vocalist Daniel DEOS highlights how one man can stretch away from his flagship project and stay well within his nuances.
Desolate Shrine The Heart Of The Netherworld
Desolate Shrine Deliverance From The Godless Void
Despised Icon Beast
Destroyer 666 Call of the Wild
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
DevilDriver Winter Kills
DevilDriver Trust No One
Dir En Grey Dum Spiro Spero
Disma Towards the Megalith
Doom:VS Dead Words Speak
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind
Dragged Into Sunlight WidowMaker
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Ea Ea
Eluveitie Spirit
Eluveitie Slania
Eluveitie The Early Years
Encoffination O Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres
Enshine Origin
Enslaved In Times
Enslaved E
Enthroned Sovereigns
A change up in members doesn't shake the foundations of Enthroned's music. At the same time, there's no 'real' disappointment as the new blood holds pace with the band's back catalog. 'Sovereigns' is another bombastic slab of black metal with a modern infusion. It's dynamic and shifts enough to maintain interest.
Eryn Non Dae. Abandon Of The Self
Ethereal Shroud Absolution|Emptiness
Exit Ten Remember The Day
Exit Ten Give Me Infinity
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Eye of Solitude Sui Caedere
Eye of Solitude Awoken by Crows
Eye of Solitude The Deceit
Falls of Rauros Believe in No Coming Shore
Fallujah Dreamless
Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt Dys/Closure
Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt Accord/Dance
Fear Factory Genexus
Fleshgod Apocalypse Labyrinth
The technicality's still here, the pace is maintained and the symphonic is as prominent as ever. It's not perfect, this combination will always clash heads but it seems that Fleshgod Apocalypse are finally putting the two together in a manageable and interesting form. The album does what it needs to and well, but the almost fifty-five minutes of symphonic cliches tied over a melodic tech-death instrumental effort does tire the listener. It's got room to grow, just not a lot.
For All Eternity Metanoia
Forbidden Seasons Promise
Forest of Grey Crypsis
Forever Never Speak Up!
Fyrnask Fórn
Ghastly (FIN) Death Velour
Ghost (SWE) Prequelle
Ghost Iris Anecdotes Of Science & Soul
Glacial Tomb Glacial Tomb
Glorior Belli Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gorguts Pleiades' Dust
Grand Magus Triumph and Power
Won't topple the likes of 'The Hunt' but has some chops to match any of the band's other records. Only this time around the band is more cohesive throughout.
Greber Cemetery Preston
Greyhaven Empty Black
Gris À L'Âme Enflammée, L'Âme Constellée...
Hands Of Despair Well of the Disquieted
Hashshashin nihsahshsaH
Hegemone We Disappear
Heilung LIFA
High on Fire Electric Messiah
Horrendous Anareta
Horseback A Plague Of Knowing
Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Impetuous Ritual Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
In Hearts Wake Divination
Incantation Dirges of Elysium
Inferi (USA) The Path of Apotheosis
Inquisition Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar...
Insain Enlightening the Unknown
Instrumental (adj.) Reductio ad Absurdum
Inter Arma Paradise Gallows
Intervals A Voice Within
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Jasta Jasta
Jeden Kmen Mlha
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour
Kagrenak Part Two
Short exposures to the monolithic world of funeral doom metal, only this is the second chapter.
Kampfar Djevelmakt
Kaoteon Damnatio Memoriae
I?m just sitting here trying to not give out 4?s like Oprah giving away cars.
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
King Goat Debt Of Aeons
Kongh Sole Creation
Krallice Go Be Forgotten
Krypts Remnants of Expansion
Kvelertak Meir
Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn
Lamb of God Sacrament
Lamb of God Wrath
Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Lantlos Melting Sun
Lethe (NO) When Dreams Become Nightmares
Lidande I II III
Long Distance Calling Boundless
Lunar Aurora Hoagascht
Lvcifyre Svn Eater
Lychgate The Contagion in Nine Steps
Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds
Say what you will about Machine Head's career, the up's and down's are on a steady bell curve in a general ascent. Sure, they'll never make another The Blackening again, but neither will they return to the early days. Bloodstone and Diamonds brings back accessible track times with only a mere couple extending on the seven minute mark. Flynn's vocals aren't any surprise, nor is the new inclusion on bass. Some stand-outs include: Sail Into The Black, In Comes The Flood and Imaginal Cells.
Make a Change...Kill Yourself Make a Change...Kill Yourself
Make a Change...Kill Yourself IV
Mastodon Remission
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Megadeth Endgame
Mesarthim Isolate
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Miserable Failure Hope
Monolithe Monolithe II
Monolithe Monolithe I
Monolithe Monolithe IV
Monolithe Epsilon Aurigae
Monuments Gnosis
Monuments Phronesis
Mouth Of The Architect The Ties That Blind
Mutiny Within Origins
Ninth Moon Black Amaranthine
NONE Life Has Gone On Long Enough
Nonpoint To the Pain
Nonpoint The Return
Northlane Node
Nunslaughter Angelic Dread
October Falls The Plague of a Coming Age
On The Air Sleep In Heads
On the softer tracks I can hear an almost Alcest aesthetic, varied with a more punched out sound
in the album's more bombastic tracks bordering on Lacuna Coil (honestly not a bad combination).
Not a bad listen at all. Over slightly too quick.
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Lamentations
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Sorceress
Origin Omnipresent
Outre Hollow Earth
Panopticon Roads to the North
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
Parasite Inc. Time Tears Down
Parkway Drive Horizons
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Portal Seepia
Portal Outre
Power Trip Manifest Decimation
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Primordial The Burning Season
Progenie Terrestre Pura starCross
Psycroptic The Inherited Repression
Raxa Starchildren
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
Revocation Revocation
Revocation Great Is Our Sin
Rise To Remain Bridges Will Burn
Rise To Remain City of Vultures
Riverside Anno Domini High Definition
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
Scars on Broadway Scars on Broadway
Secrets of the Moon Privilegivm
Secrets of the Moon Carved in Stigmata Wounds
Senses Fail If There Is Light, It Will Find You
Separatist Closure
Septa The Lover
Septicflesh Titan
Sepultura Arise
Sepultura Kairos
Serocs The Next
Sevendust Seasons
Sevendust Black Out the Sun
Shape of Despair Illusion's Play
Sigur Ros Kveikur
Skeletal Remains Devouring Mortality
Skeletonwitch Devouring Radiant Light
Skindred Kill the Power
It has the hooks to drive its guitar laden, bombastic approach. But the overall song writing steps back from the band's previous release. Make no mistake the quasi formulaic structures are great and the rest push through.
Sleep The Sciences
Slidhr Deluge
Slipknot Slipknot
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Twenty tracks of joy for a band that was slowly fading off the map. Soilwork have stretched out, when they really needed to.
Soulfly Soulfly
Soulfly Archangel
Spectral Wound Infernal Decadence
Spook the Horses Rainmaker
Still Remains Of Love and Lunacy
Summoning With Doom We Come
Sun Devoured Earth A Static Life
Sunn O))) Black One
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
Sunn O))) LA Reh 012
Sylosis Conclusion of an Age
Sylosis Dormant Heart
You wish your stool could be this solid. Leave your shit at the door, you can pick this up and walk away.
Taphos Come Ethereal Somberness
TesseracT Altered State
Textures Dualism
Textures Phenotype
Thaw Thaw
The Black Dahlia Murder Ritual
The Ocean Fluxion
The Ocean Anthropocentric
The Ocean Pelagial
The Ogre Dead In The Water
Thou Summit
Thou The House Primordial
Thou Inconsolable
Tomb Mold Manor of Infinite Forms
Tribulation Down Below
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Trivium Shogun
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence
U2 Songs of Innocence
So many with an unwillingness to understand. U2 have earned the name as a staple in music. Songs Of Innocence simply follows the formula of a band so very successful whether you understand the hype or not. Unfortunately the under 18 year old's of Sputnikmusic lack the capacity to rub brain cells together.
Ulthar Cosmovore
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Ulvesang The Hunt
Unearth The March
Unearth Darkness in the Light
Uneven Structure Februus
Unfathomable Ruination Finitude
Unhappy Dark Crows
Unhappy Songs Before My Suicide
Unreqvited Stars Wept to the Sea
Until Death Overtakes Me Prelude To Monolith
How minimal is this, how long can you sit still? And why the fuck don't people know about this band?
Until Death Overtakes Me Missing
Usurpress Ordained
Usurpress The Regal Tribe
Vader Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Vektor Terminal Redux
Vinterbris Solace
Vuyvr Incinerated Gods
Wearing Scars A Thousand Words
Whitechapel Mark of the Blade
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
Witch Mountain Mobile of Angels
Within Temptation Hydra
Wo Fat The Conjuring
Wolves In The Throne Room Celestial Lineage
Wolves In The Throne Room Thrice Woven
Wombripper From The Depths Of Flesh
Woods of Desolation Sorh
Woods of Desolation As the Stars
Wovenwar Wovenwar
Wreck and Reference Indifferent Rivers Romance End
Year of No Light Ausserwelt
Zhrine Unortheta

3.0 good
A Day To Remember Common Courtesy
A Perfect Circle Eat the Elephant
Fits the bill for being okay. If only it didn?t reek of pretentious, self worship.
Aborym Dirty
Abraham Look, Here Comes The Dark!
Adrift for Days The Lunar Maria
Aevangelist Heralds of Nightmare Descending
Aevangelist Veneration of Profane Antiquity
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Aksumite Vinegar Perimeter
Alcest Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde
Alcest Shelter
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
Alestorm No Grave But the Sea
Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire
All That Remains ...For We Are Many
Alluring Alluring
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
Altars Of Grief Iris
An Autumn For Crippled Children Only The Ocean Knows
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Long Goodbye
An Autumn For Crippled Children Eternal
Anaal Nathrakh Total Fucking Necro
Anaal Nathrakh The Whole of the Law
Anaal Nathrakh A New Kind of Horror
Anathema Distant Satellites
Angra Ømni
Anthrax For All Kings
Architects Holy Hell
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
As I Lay Dying Awakened
Aseitas Aseitas
ASG Survive Sunrise
Ash Borer Bloodlands
Ataraxy Revelations of the Ethereal
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Aversions Crown Xenocide
Avslut Deceptis
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
Behemoth The Apostasy
Behemoth Evangelion
Bell Witch Mirror Reaper
Bird Violence Seasonal Forests
Black Sabbath 13
Black Tide Light From Above
Blood Feast Chopped, Sliced And Diced
Blood Urn ...Of Gory Sorcery and Death
Bloodbath The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Blut Aus Nord 777 - The Desanctification
Bong Thought and Existence
Borealis The Offering
Bullet For My Valentine Venom
Burzum Sol austan, Mani vestan
Cabal (DK) Mark Of Rot
Points for trying something different but this reeks of too much genericore to define itself as a whole new animal.
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked
Cannibal Corpse The Bleeding
Cannibal Corpse Red Before Black
Capharnaum Fractured
Carnifex Die Without Hope
Cathedral The Last Spire
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
Cavalera Conspiracy Pandemonium
Cerebrum Iridium
Coffins Mortuary in Darkness
Cold Driven The Wicked Side of Me
Complete Freedom Alpha
Conan Blood Eagle
Cough Sigillum Luciferi
Cough Ritual Abuse
Cradle of Filth Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder
Crawl/Leviathan CRAWL/LVTHN
Crossfaith Wipeout
Crowbar Sever The Wicked Hand
Cruciamentum Paradise Envenomed
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering - Tome 1
Cryptopsy The Book of Suffering - Tome II
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas Mariner
Daughters You Won't Get What You Want
De Magia Veterum The Divine Antithesis
Death Angel The Dream Calls for Blood
Decapitated Carnival Is Forever
Decayos Apterous
Deicide To Hell With God
Deicide In the Minds of Evil
Deicide Overtures of Blasphemy
Devil Time to Repent
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
DevilDriver DevilDriver
DevilDriver Beast
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
Dopethrone Transcanadian Anger
Downfall of Gaia Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
Dragged Into Sunlight/Gnaw Their Tongues N.V.
Drawn and Quartered Feeding Hell's Furnace
A quality release, Osdm comes at a price of mediocrity and tgankfully Drawn and Quatered sail quite over the top. Pounding riff lines and constant drum parts come together but unfortunately this album prevents itself from being the ultimate death by sticking to a typical formula. Its not really a negative but its far from a positive.
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Drudkh/Winterfylleth Thousands of Moons Ago/The Gates
Dying Sun Transcendence
Elderwind The Colder The Night
Eluveitie Everything Remains As It Never Was
Eluveitie Evocation II: Pantheon
Encircling Sea A Forgotten Land
Encoffination Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh
Evoken A Caress of the Void
Exodus Blood In, Blood Out
Eye of Solitude The Ghost
Falls of Rauros Hail Wind and Hewn Oak
Falls of Rauros Into the Archaic (Demo)
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Fell Voices Regnum Saturni
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist (Deluxe Edition)
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold
Forever Never Aporia
Forever Never I Can't Believe It's Not Metal
They call me Mr Boombastic....rIf there was ever a need for a Shaggy goes metal cover this is basically it.
Forlorn Path Man's Last Portrait
Funeral Tears The Only Way Out
Fyrnask Eldir Nótt
Ghost (SWE) Infestissumam
Album leaks and Sput's userbase goes wild. Sure enough Ghost's second release is a steady beast but it just like the Archille's heel, it doesn't have the same impact as the debut. Tracks like Secular Haze, Year Zero (the album's singles) are standouts but the band did everything they needed to on the first release. Make no mistake, the album will Satan your socks off, but it will tickle your feet as it does so.
Ghost (SWE) Meliora
Ghost (SWE) Popestar
Ghost (SWE) Ceremony and Devotion
Ghost Atlas All Is In Sync, and There's Nothing Left to Sing
Glorior Belli The Apostates
Goblin Cock Bagged and Boarded
Gorguts Colored Sands
Grand Magus Grand Magus
Why we have no review for this? rYour soundoff was too short, it has to be at least 50 characters
Grift VILSNA ANDARS BONING
GWAR Battle Maximus
Hamferd Támsins likam
Harms Way (USA-IL) Posthuman
Hate Eternal Upon Desolate Sands
Hatebreed The Concrete Confessional
Horrendous The Chills
Horrendous Ecdysis
Horseback Half Blood
Ill Nino One Nation Underground
Immolation Kingdom of Conspiracy
Imprecation Satanae Tenebris Infinita
In Flames Siren Charms
In Vain Currents
Indian From All Purity
Insomnium Ephemeral
Inter Arma Sky Burial
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Jesu Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Kagrenak Part One
Kalmah Palo
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Kamelot Haven
Kamelot The Shadow Theory
It’s another soundoff for another Kamelot album. What do you want from me?
Kataklysm Serenity in Fire
Kataklysm Prevail
Kataklysm Meditations
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Kauan Aava Tuulen Maa
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
Killswitch Engage Incarnate
King Apathy The Elk
Krallice Wolf
L'Homme Absurde Sleepless
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
Lacuna Coil Shallow Life
Lamb of God New American Gospel
Lamb of God Resolution
Letters From The Colony Vignette
Light the Torch The Beauty of Destruction
Despite the ever-growing hype train from the ashes of former Killswitch Engage frontman, Howard Jones and the other various artists joining on this new moniker, The Beauty Of Destruction leaves something to be desired. Devil You Know releases 47 minutes of passable metalcore filled to the brim with the nuances that made Jones' stint with KsE so successful. The Beauty Of Destruction is formulaic, but delivers everything it was meant to. 'For The Dead And Broken' stands as a distinguishable highlight.
Lights and Motion Chronicle
Luna (UA) Ashes to Ashes
Mammoth Grinder Cosmic Crypt
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
This is actually pretty, sorta, good. I mean, take it for what it is but when the guy isn't being a biker nazi on TV he can make passable music.
Master The Witchhunt
Mastodon Oblivion EP
Mastodon The Hunter
Mechina Xenon
Megadeth Th1rt3en
Quality song writing just took a back seat. All the basic elements are there including an incredibly unessacary amount of guitar wankery. It's Megadeth at its simplist, and bland form. It works but is far from exciting. 'Endgame' showed something of the right direction, however this strays far from that path.
Mephistopheles Sounds Of The End
Merlin The Wizard
Meshuggah obZen
Messa Feast for Water
Mgla With Hearts Toward None
Mol JORD
Mono Nowhere Now Here
Monolithe Zeta Reticuli
Monolithe Nebula Septem
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity
Monuments The Amanuensis
Moonsorrow Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa
Mourning Beloveth Formless
Muscle and Marrow Love
NONE NONE
Nonpoint The Poison Red
Northlane Discoveries
Northlane Singularity
Northlane Mesmer
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
Obituary Inked in Blood
Obscura Omnivium
Ocean Of Grief Nightfall's Lament
Old Tower Drachenblut
One Step From the Edge Beneath the Surface
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth Deliverance & Damnation Remixed
Orange Goblin The Wolf Bites Back
Our Place of Worship is Silence With Inexorable Suffering
Outwailed Observant
Parkway Drive Don't Close Your Eyes
Parkway Drive Atlas
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Pestilence Hadeon
Pianos Become the Teeth Wait For Love
Primitive Graven Image Traversing the Awesome Night
Primitive Man Caustic
Primordial Exile Amongst the Ruins
Expectation may have cast the stone too far out of reach but Exile Amongst The Ruins ensures a solid listen from start to finish. Primordial remain relevant, prominent and consistent moving through typical Primordial song-writing and captivating intensity while keeping sheer accessibility for the band's listeners.
Psycroptic As The Kingdom Drowns
Rage The Devil Strikes Again
Revocation The Outer Ones
Richard Cheese The Sunny Side of the Moon
Ritual Necromancy Disinterred Horror
Riverside Wasteland
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Rolo Tomassi Grievances
Rotting Christ Rituals
Rush Caress of Steel
Samothrace Reverence to Stone
Saxon Thunderbolt
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Scar Symmetry The Unseen Empire
Scrambled Defuncts Hackled In Gore
Secrets of the Moon The Exhibitions
Secrets of the Moon Sun
Secrets of the Sky To Sail Black Waters
Septicflesh The Great Mass
Sepultura The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
I guess they can but there are those who need not wait for a stream to hear the album early....
Sevendust Cold Day Memory
Shape of Despair Shades Of...
Shining (SWE) 8 ½ - Feberdrömmar i vaket tillstånd
Shining (SWE) IX: Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, ends.
Shining (SWE) X - Varg Utan Flock
Silent Descent Duplicity
Sirenia Perils of the Deep Blue
Skagos Anarchic
Skindred Union Black
Skindred Volume
Slayer World Painted Blood
Sleep in Heads On the Air
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Slough Feg Digital Resistance
Soilwork Beyond the Infinite
Somali Yacht Club The Sea
Soulfly Dark Ages
Soulfly Omen
Soulfly Enslaved
Soulfly Savages
Spectral Lore/Jute Gyte Helian
Success Will Write Apocalypse Across... The Grand Partition & The Abrogation Of Idolatry
Suffocation Suffocation
Suffocation Pinnacle of Bedlam
SUMA The Order of Things
Sun Devoured Earth Sounds of Desolation
Svart Det Personliga Helvetets Spiral
TesseracT One
TesseracT Polaris
TesseracT Sonder
Thangorodrim Akallabêth
The Body Master, We Perish
The Contortionist Intrinsic
The Contortionist Clairvoyant
The Crown Cobra Speed Venom
The Dali Thundering Concept Savages
The Drowned God Moonbearer
The Faceless Planetary Duality
The Faceless Autotheism
The Fall of Every Season From Below
The Howling Void Nightfall
Passable at best, Nightfall continues The Howling Void's legacy. It's not impressive but it will do.
The Ocean Heliocentric
The Sword Used Future
Three Days Grace One-X
Thy Art Is Murder Infinite Death
Thy Light No Morrow Shall Dawn
Trautonist Ember
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium In Waves
Trivium Silence in the Snow
Trna Earthcult
Trvth Reveal
Tyr Valkyrja
Uada Cult of a Dying Sun
Unreqvited Mosaic I: l'amour et l'ardeur
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony I: Deep Dark Red
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony II: Absence Of Life
Until Death Overtakes Me Interludium I: Funeral Path
Until Death Overtakes Me Days Without Hope
This one man minimalistic funeral doom metaler culminates a bit of everything found in his past release creating a quality listen from front to back. The album has flaws in bringing it all together and for some reason that's why the other albums fair better in terms of quality.
Until Death Overtakes Me AnteMortem
Usnea Usnea
Vale of Pnath II
Vestals Metaphysical
Vindensang Alpha
Voidhanger Dark Days Of The Soul
Watain The Wild Hunt
Watain release something just better than acceptable. Who would've thought they would bring a little Metallica to their modern day black metal, no, I'm not talking a case of the Hetfield "Yeah's", rather the mellow ballad somehow highlights the album.
Watain Trident Wolf Eclipse
Wayfarer World's Blood
We Lost the Sea Crimea
Weedpecker III
Wiegedood De Doden Hebben Het Goed III
Wife What's Between
Windhand Soma
Witch Mountain Witch Mountain
Wolves In The Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Wolves In The Throne Room Black Cascade
Wolves In The Throne Room Celestite
No real build up on a stereotypical display of music. It might be new for them, but it's far
from fresh. Take it as you will.
Woods of Desolation Toward the Depths
Year of No Light Tocsin
YIDHRa Hexed
YOB Clearing The Path To Ascend

2.5 average
36 Crazyfists The Tide and Its Takers
AFI Decemberunderground
Agalloch The Grey
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
Alestorm Black Sails at Midnight
All That Remains Victim of the New Disease
The real question here is why the fuck haven?t All That Remains released these songs anytime in the last decade? Apart from ?Everything?s Wrong?, ?Fuck You? and ?Wasteland? are the most All That Remains-ish songs since The Fall Of Ideals. God-damn.
Amaranthe Helix
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Apocynthion Sidereus Nuncius
Apostle of Solitude From Gold to Ash
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Arkan Hilal
Arsis Visitant
As I Lay Dying Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
At The Gates At War with Reality
Ataraxie Anhedonie
Augury Illusive Golden Age
August Burns Red Leveler
Autokrator The Obedience to Authority
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Aviations The Light Years
Benighted Carnivore Sublime
Between the Buried and Me Automata I
Black Crown Initiate The Wreckage of Stars
Black Label Society Grimmest Hits
Black Moth Anatomical Venus
Black Tide Post Mortem
Black Tongue Nadir
Blaze Bayley The Redemption of William Black...
Blood Red Throne Union of Flesh and Machine
For a group with so much potential this is painfully ordinary. Sure, it's got some riffs but that doesn't redeem this album past average.
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber II
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was...Liber III
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Burial Rival Dealer
Burial in the Sky Creatio et Hominus
Bury Tomorrow Runes
Burzum The Ways of Yore
Caliban Elements
Still beats the shit out of the new Underoath album...
Candlemass House Of Doom
Cannabis Corpse Blunted at Birth
Casey Where I Go When I Am Sleeping
Cavalera Conspiracy Inflikted
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Chimaira Crown Of Phantoms
Time for Chimaira to hang up their gear. This is too streamlined, for a band that's always used hooks this is over the top almost to a commercially viable, pop/radio level. It doesn't help when the groove has less edge, less gusto, the aggression is gone for a band who really should have been able to do better than this.
Cold Body Radiation The Orphean Lyre
Conquering Dystopia Conquering Dystopia
Converge Jane Doe
Converge Beautiful Ruin
Corrosion of Conformity No Cross No Crown
Cradle of Filth The Manticore and Other Horrors
Craven Idol Ethereal Altars
Culted Oblique to All Paths
Cyclamen (JPN) Amida
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Angel Killing Season
DevilDriver Head on to Heartache
Devouring Humanity Eradication of Living Human Shit
Dimmu Borgir Eonian
Divine Heresy Bleed the Fifth
Doomsword Doomsword
Encoffination Elegant Funerals For The Unknown Dead
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Esoteric Subconscious Dissolution Into the...
Evergreen Terrace Dead Horses
Falloch This Island, Our Funeral
Festerday Iihtallan
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
Frosttide Awakening
Fu Manchu Clone of the Universe
Genocide Pact Order Of Torment
Ghost Bath Moonlover
God Dethroned Bloody Blasphemy
God Dethroned The Grand Grimoire
God Dethroned The World Ablaze
GWAR The Blood of Gods
Hacride Back To Where You've Never Been
Halestorm Vicious
Harakiri for the Sky Arson
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
HYVMINE Earthquake
Ill Nino Confession
Ill Nino Enigma
Ill Nino Dead New World
Ill Nino Till Death, La Familia
Imperium Dekadenz Dis Manibvs
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
In Hearts Wake Ark
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
Infant Annihilator The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch
Inferi (USA) Revenant
Inter Arma The Cavern
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Junius Days of the Fallen Sun
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Kampfar Mare
Kataklysm Heaven's Venom
Katatonia Dethroned & Uncrowned
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Korn continue to make music where listeners' collectively "sigh".
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo
Lacuna Coil Delirium
Legend of the Seagullmen Legend of the Seagullmen
Light the Torch They Bleed Red
Light the Torch Revival
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Linkin Park One More Light
Lunatic Soul Under The Fragmented Sky
Lycus Tempest
Machine Head The Black Procession
Machine Head Catharsis
Machinemade God Masked
Ministry From Beer to Eternity
Misery Signals Absent Light
Moongates Guardian Leave The Northern Mountains
Morbid Angel Heretic
Mouth Of The Architect Time and Withering
Mouth Of The Architect Dawning
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
My Dying Bride The Manuscript
Mythic Sunship Upheaval
Nachtmystium Silencing Machine
Nachtmystium The World We Left Behind
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nonpoint Miracle
Nonpoint Nonpoint
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
Obscura Retribution
Of Mice and Men Defy
Opeth Burden
Opeth Pale Communion
Choppy diluted Peth with extra "Oh". Sputnik's average rating is confusion galore.
Orgone The Joyless Parson
Palms Palms
Parkway Drive Deep Blue
Something that can be listened to but does not raise any musical bars. Steady release for parkway drive- but rather unexciting
Pathology Throne of Reign
Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals Walk Through Exits Only
Philip H. Anselmo and The Illegals Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue
Psycroptic Psycroptic
Pulse Aberration
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Quest of Aidance Misanthropic Propaganda
Rise of Avernus Eigengrau
Rivers of Nihil Where Owls Know My Name
Rodrigo y Gabriela re-Foc
Rodrigo y Gabriela Area 52
Rosetta Sower of Wind
Satyricon Satyricon
Scar Symmetry The Singularity - Phase I: Neohumanity
Secrets of the Moon Stronghold of the Inviolables
Self Defense Family Try Me
Sepultura Against
Sepultura Machine Messiah
Sevendust Kill the Flaw
Shattered Hope Waters Of Lethe
Siege of Power Warning Blast
Sielunvihollinen Tuhontuoja
Silent Planet When the End Began
Sithu Aye Pulse
Skagos Ast
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Finds it annoying that my original (and valid) soundoff wasd. It's hard to find thoughts that cohere on any level with Sputnik's elitism. .5 The Gray Chapter is not the album it was hyped up to be, after a six year break, but it's far from being a 'bad' release. Slipknot teeters on the same formula with new blood and the surprising "Killpop" actually highlights the new record.
Soulfly Conquer
Suffocation Blood Oath
Suffocation …Of the Dark Light
Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me
Sun of the Sleepless To The Elements
Sunn O))) Kannon
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
Tankard One Foot In The Grave
Taylor Swift Reputation
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Contortionist Language
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Faceless In Becoming a Ghost
The Gardnerz It All Fades
The Ominous Circle Appalling Ascension
Thousand Foot Krutch Exhale
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Tides of Man Every Nothing
Torche Restarter
TotalSelfHatred TotalSelfHatred
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Trivium Trivium
Trivium The Crusade
Underoath Erase Me
Until Death Overtakes Me Hell and Rain
Until Death Overtakes Me Well Of Dreams
Vassafor Malediction
Vext Impermanence
Is neither here nor there. A group that has so much potential if only they actually had the balls to write some decent music. This Ep is lazy.
Voices (UK) Frightened
Westfield Massacre Westfield Massacre
Wolves In The Throne Room Two Hunters
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Zealotry The Charnel Expanse

2.0 poor
All That Remains Overcome
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
As I Lay Dying Decas
Ashes of Ares Well of Souls
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Autokrator Hammer Of The Heretics
It might be the band?s intentions; but this is hard to sit through.
Autopsy Shitfun
Autopsy Macabre Eternal
Beartooth Aggressive
Behemoth Grom
Beyond Creation The Aura
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Black Tongue Born Hanged
Black Tongue The Unconquerable Dark
Black Veil Brides Vale
Blut Aus Nord Debemur MoRTi
Borealis Purgatory
Born of Osiris The Simulation
Born Of Osiris? most coherent albums to date. While it?s clear they yearn for the lofty technicality they can?t quite reach the more focused, chug a long a-tonal riffage allows them to be a better than what they?ve offered previously. Too bad it?s mediocre, samey and completely forgettable.
Breaking Benjamin Ember
Breaking Benjamin write the same song, over, and over again.
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
Bullet For My Valentine Gravity
Burn the Priest Legion: XX
Burzum Umskiptar
Cannabis Corpse The Weeding
Cannabis Corpse Left Hand Pass
Cloak of Altering Plague Beasts
Code Orange The Hurt Will Go On
Coheed and Cambria The Color Before The Sun
Cold Body Radiation A Clear Path
Cradle of Filth Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Lifeless, formless heading in one single direction
Cynic Uroboric Forms
Deathwhite For a Black Tomorrow
Deicide Till Death Do Us Part
Dream On Dreamer It Comes and Goes
Drowning Pool Sinner
Escape the Fate Hate Me
Evanescence Synthesis
Facing The Gallows Dead Mindset
"It doesn't matter what people think 'cause I'm living for me"rThis had so much potential to be a decent metalcore album, too bad it's filled with sub-par lyricism and terrible clean sung verses.
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Five Finger Death Punch The Way Of The Fist
Five Finger Death Punch Pre-Emptive Strike
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
Fucked Up Dose Your Dreams
Funeral for a Friend Conduit
Ghost Bath Starmourner
Ghoulgotha The Deathmass Cloak
God Dethroned The Toxic Touch
Good Tiger We Will All be Gone
Havok Unnatural Selection
Iconoclast HalluciNation
In Flames Battles
In Hearts Wake Ark Prevails
Into Eternity The Sirens
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Machine Head Supercharger
Machinemade God The Infinity Complex
Malevolent Creation The 13th Beast
Ministry AmeriKKKant
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Morbid Angel Kingdoms Disdained
Mycelia Apex
Mythless Patience Hell
Obscura Diluvium
Possibly ready to be the most underwhelming and overrated death metal release of 2018. This is such a bore fest.
Orphaned Land All Is One
Pathology Lords of Rephaim
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery Clear
Persefone In Lak'Ech
Ringworm Hammer of the Witch
Rodrigo y Gabriela 9 Dead Alive
Sargeist Feeding the Crawling Shadows
Scar Symmetry Dark Matter Dimensions
Sectioned (Metalcore) Annihilated
Sepultura A-Lex
Sevendust All I See Is War
More disappointment. Relics of a forgotten past.
Six Feet Under Crypt of the Devil
Skindred Big Tings
Soreption Monument of the End
And we find ourselves with yet more stale interpretations of technical death metal.
Soulfly Primitive
Suicidal Angels Divide And Conquer
Tempel On the Steps of the Temple
The Afterimage Eve
Three Days Grace Outsider
Trap Them Blissfucker
Trivium Vengeance Falls
We Sell The Dead Heaven Doesn't Want You...
Wednesday 13 The Dixie Dead
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Will Haven Muerte
Xerath III

1.5 very poor
Anaal Nathrakh Passion
Artificial Construct Lurker
Atreyu In Our Wake
Avenged Sevenfold Black Reign
Bad Wolves False Flags Volume One
Bad Wolves Disobey
Bad Wolves False Flags Volume Two
Another supposed "supergroup" happy to pick up piles of shit and massage it into their faces. How the fuck did the likes of Vext, ex-DevilDriver, ex-God Forbid etc manage to churn out mundane shit like this?
Beartooth Disgusting
Black Tide Chasing Shadows
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Just saw this compared to a 2.0 version of Metallica. Threw up a little bit. Now that's all good and fine if you're willing to throw the band into the same boat. But, as far as it goes LULU looks impressive when compared to this. Changing the recipe slightly does not change the fact that cheese and chalk should never be put on the same plate.
Bring Me The Horizon That's the Spirit
Brutality Will Prevail Suspension of Consciousness
Cryptopsy The Unspoken King
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
Drowning Pool Hellelujah
Empyrium The Turn of the Tides
Such a disappointment, would have loved a natural progression but it seems the tides never truly returned.
Gaped The Murderous Inception
Here Comes the Kraken Here Comes the Kraken
I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved
In Flames Down, Wicked and No Good
Inborn Suffering Regression To Nothingness
Jonathan Davis Black Labyrinth
Legion of the Damned Slaves Of The Shadow Realm
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Megadeth Super Collider
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes
Nonpoint Vengeance
Nonpoint X
Of Mice and Men Cold World
Parkway Drive Reverence
It seems Parkway has lost all their Drive... How does one see any Reverence?
Periphery Icarus
Scars on Broadway Dictator
Sepultura Nation
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
Tenacious D Post-Apocalypto
I actually came this close to putting a perfect score on this one... well, I guess this will have to do.
TesseracT Perspective
The Amity Affliction Misery
The Defiled Daggers
The Unguided Fragile Immortality
Therion Beloved Antichrist
Three Days Grace Human
Turisas 2013
Unearth Extinction(s)
Turns out, I must actually have a dick in my ear... rit couldn?t be the fact that this is one dimensional, bland and backwards as fuck...
Unmasked Behind the Mask

1.0 awful
All That Remains The Order of Things
All That Remains Madness
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Clown Core Toilet
Crossfaith Ex_Machina
Disturbed Evolution
Drowning Pool Desensitized
Drowning Pool Resilience
Five Finger Death Punch And Justice for None
Here Comes the Kraken Hate, Greed & Death
Korn The Path of Totality
Oblivion's Kiss The Swallow and the Blue Bird
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics IV: The Number Of The Priest
Westfield Massacre Salvation
How did these guys not see that kicking Vext out would be a bad bad not good idea? 2018 has somehow got that little bit more disappointing. Bland musicianship, rushed uninspired lyricism with a delivery to match.

0.5
Terror Universal Make Them Bleed
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