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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
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 Etre et La Nausee
Burzum Hvis lyset tar oss
Death Human
Emperor In The Nightside Eclipse
Eye of Solitude Dear Insanity
Eye of Solitude Canto III
Helm (AU) Vol 3… Panthalassa
Karnivool Asymmetry
Locktender Kafka
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Morbus Chron Sweven
Obscura Akróasis
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth Still Life
Saor Aura
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.
Talisman Stone LoveCraftopolis
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 -
Ulcerate Shrines of Paralysis
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...
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Amon Amarth Jomsviking
Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
Anaal Nathrakh Desideratum
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Appalachian Winter I Become The Frozen Land
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
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Ashbringer Yūgen
Autopsy Severed Survival
Autopsy Mental Funeral
Avantasia The Mystery Of Time
Bathory Bathory
Be'lakor Stone's Reach
Behemoth Demigod
Black Crown Initiate Selves We Cannot Forgive
Blood Red Throne Blood Red Throne
Blues Pills Blues Pills
Bong Stoner Rock
Botanist IV: Mandragora
Botanist VI: Flora
Carcass Surgical Steel
Crosses Crosses
Cult of Luna Vertikal
Cynic Focus
Dead Congregation Promulgation of the Fall
Defeated Sanity Disposal Of The Dead // Dharmata
Deicide Deicide
DevilDriver Pray for Villains
Doom:VS Earthless
Doomsword The Eternal Battle
Dragged Into Sunlight WidowMaker
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.
Encoffination III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs
rThis is dethin' doomin' sex wrapped in skull bones. Sing Thou Wretched Choirs,
Equilibrium Erdentempel
Esoteric Paragon Of Dissonance
Esoteric The Maniacal Vale
Evoken Antithesis of Light
Evoken Atra Mors
Evoken Embrace the Emptiness
Execration (NOR) Morbid Dimensions
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
Finsterforst Mach Dich Frei
Funebrarum The Sleep of Morbid Dreams
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
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
Hela Broken Cross
Hexis Abalam
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.
Howls of Ebb Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
Ill Nino Epidemia
Impetuous Ritual Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence
Impure Wilhelmina Black Honey
Incantation Vanquish in Vengeance
Kagrenak Black Vertical Shadows
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Kauan Pirut
Kauan Sorni Nai
Kayo Dot Hubardo
Krieg Transient
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Lord Mantis Death Mask
Mamaleek He Never Spoke a Mumblin Word
Manes Be All End All
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.
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Meshuggah Koloss
Monolithe Monolithe III
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.
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.
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Of Solitude and Solemn Starlight's Guide
Of Solitude and Solemn Of Solitude and Solemn
Opeth Watershed
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
Primordial Redemption at the Puritan's Hand
Pyrrhon The Mother of Virtues
Riverside Love, Fear and the Time Machine
Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
Rodrigo y Gabriela Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rorcal Vilagvege
Rorcal Creon
Rush Signals
Sacriphyx The Western Front
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 Seven Bells
Septa Destroyer
Sepultura Roots
Sepultura Chaos A.D.
Serious Beak Huxwhukw
Serious Beak Ankaa
Shape of Despair Angels of Distress
Slayer Reign in Blood
Slayer Seasons in the Abyss
Slipknot Iowa
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 Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Fall of Every Season Amends
The Flower Kings Desolation Rose
Thou Tyrant
Thou Peasant
Thou Heathen
Ulcerate Vermis
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Unhappy Despair
Unhappy Dear God, Thanks for the Suicide Option
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony III: Monolith
We All Die (Laughing) Thoughtscanning
Wedrujacy Wiatr Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
Whelm A Gaze Blank and Pitiless as The Sun
Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage / Malevolent Grain

3.5 great
36 Crazyfists Time and Trauma
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
Ade Spartacus
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Alcest Les Voyages de l'Âme
Alestorm Back Through Time
Altar of Plagues Mammal
Amenra Mass V
Amon Amarth Deceiver of the Gods
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Anaal Nathrakh In the Constellation of the Black Widow
Anaal Nathrakh Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Her
Anaal Nathrakh Eschaton
Anaal Nathrakh Domine Non Es Dignus
Antediluvian Through the Cervix of Hawaah
Arkan Sofia
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
Ash Borer Ash Borer
Ashbringer Vacant
Ataraxie Slow Transcending Agony
Atrum Tempestas Neant
Auroch Taman Shud
Autopsy Acts of the Unspeakable
Aversions Crown Tyrant
Be'lakor Vessels
Behemoth The Satanist
Bell Witch Longing
Benighted Asylum Cave
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.
Blood Red Throne Souls of Damnation
Blood Red Throne Come Death
Bloodbath Grand Morbid Funeral
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
Bong Idle Days On The Yann
Bosse-de-Nage III
Coffinworm When All Became None
Coldworld Melancholie
Coldworld Autumn
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.
Cult of Luna Eternal Kingdom
Darkthrone Sempiternal Past - The Darkthrone Demos
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
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
Despised Icon Beast
DevilDriver Winter Kills
DevilDriver The Last Kind Words
DevilDriver Trust No One
Disma Towards the Megalith
Doom:VS Dead Words Speak
Dragged Into Sunlight Hatred For Mankind
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
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.
Ethereal Shroud Absolution|Emptiness
Exodus Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Eye of Solitude Awoken by Crows
Eye of Solitude The Deceit
Eye of Solitude Sui Caedere
Falls of Rauros Into the Archaic (Demo)
Fallujah Dreamless
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.
Ghost Iris Anecdotes Of Science & Soul
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Gojira Magma
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.
Gris À l’Âme Enflammée, l’Äme Constellée…
Horseback A Plague Of Knowing
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion
Immolation Majesty and Decay
Impetuous Ritual Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
Incantation Dirges of Elysium
Insain Enlightening the Unknown
Inter Arma Paradise Gallows
Intervals A Voice Within
Job for a Cowboy Sun Eater
Kagrenak Part Two
Short exposures to the monolithic world of funeral doom metal, only this is the second chapter.
Kampfar Djevelmakt
Kataklysm In the Arms of Devastation
Katatonia Dead End Kings
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
King Apathy The Elk
Kongh Sole Creation
Lantlos Melting Sun
Lethe When Dreams Become Nightmares
Lidande I II III
Lunar Aurora Hoagascht
Lvcifyre Svn Eater
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.
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Leviathan
Mayhem Esoteric Warfare
Mesarthim Isolate
Meshuggah Nothing
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
Miserable Failure Hope
Monolithe Monolithe I
Monolithe Epsilon Aurigae
Monolithe Monolithe IV
Monolithe Monolithe II
Mouth of the Architect The Ties That Blind
Nonpoint The Return
Nonpoint To the Pain
Nunslaughter Angelic Dread
October Falls The Plague of a Coming Age
Opeth Heritage
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Damnation
Opeth Lamentations
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Opeth Sorceress
Origin Omnipresent
Panopticon Roads to the North
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
Parkway Drive Horizons
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Portal Seepia
Portal Outre
Power Trip Manifest Decimation
Primordial To the Nameless Dead
Primordial The Gathering Wilderness
Raxa Starchildren
Red Fang Whales and Leeches
Revocation Great Is Our Sin
Rosetta The Anaesthete
Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
Secrets of the Moon Carved in Stigmata Wounds
Secrets of the Moon Privilegivm
Separatist Closure
Septa The Lover
Septicflesh Titan
Sepultura Kairos
Sepultura Arise
Shape of Despair Illusion's Play
Sigur Ros Kveikur
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.
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
Spook the Horses Rainmaker
Still Remains Of Love and Lunacy
Sun Devoured Earth A Static Life
Sunn O))) Black One
Sunn O))) LA Reh 012
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
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.
TesseracT Altered State
Textures Phenotype
Thaw Thaw
Thou Summit
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Trivium Shogun
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.
Uneven Structure Februus
Unhappy Dark Crows
Unhappy Songs Before My Suicide
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?
Vader Welcome to the Morbid Reich
Vektor Terminal Redux
Vinterbris Solace
Vuyvr Incinerated Gods
Whitechapel Mark of the Blade
Witch Mountain Mobile of Angels
Within Temptation Hydra
Wo Fat The Conjuring
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestial Lineage
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
Aborym Dirty
Adrift for Days The Lunar Maria
Agalloch The Serpent and the Sphere
Alcest Souvenirs d'un autre monde
Alcest Shelter
Alestorm Sunset on the Golden Age
Alkaloid The Malkuth Grimoire
All That Remains ...For We Are Many
Altar of Plagues White Tomb
An Autumn For Crippled Children Only The Ocean Knows
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Long Goodbye
Anaal Nathrakh Total Fucking Necro
Anathema Distant Satellites
Arcturus La Masquerade Infernale
As I Lay Dying Awakened
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Ash Borer Bloodlands
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone
Behemoth Evangelion
Behemoth The Apostasy
Black Sabbath 13
Blut Aus Nord 777 - Sect(s)
Blut Aus Nord 777 - The Desanctification
Burzum Sol austan, Mani vestan
Cannabis Corpse From Wisdom to Baked
Capharnaum Fractured
Carnifex Die Without Hope
Cathedral The Last Spire
Cavalera Conspiracy Pandemonium
Cavalera Conspiracy Blunt Force Trauma
Coffins Mortuary in Darkness
Complete Freedom Alpha
Conan Blood Eagle
Cough Ritual Abuse
Cough Sigillum Luciferi
Crowbar Sever The Wicked Hand
Cult of Luna Somewhere Along the Highway
De Magia Veterum The Divine Antithesis
Death Angel The Dream Calls for Blood
Deicide To Hell With God
Deicide In the Minds of Evil
Devil Time to Repent
DevilDriver DevilDriver
DevilDriver Beast
DevilDriver The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
Dodecahedron Dodecahedron
Downfall of Gaia Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes
Dragged Into Sunlight / Gnaw Their Tongues N.V.
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Drudkh / Winterfylleth Thousands of Moons Ago / The Gates
Dying Sun Transcendence
Eluveitie Everything Remains As It Never Was
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
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Fell Voices Regnum Saturni
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist (Deluxe Edition)
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Fleshgod Apocalypse Agony
Fleshgod Apocalypse Oracles
Forlorn Path Man's Last Portrait
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.
Gorguts Colored Sands
Grand Magus Grand Magus
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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
Indian From All Purity
Insomnium Ephemeral
Inter Arma Sky Burial
Jesu Everyday I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy
Kagrenak Part One
Kataklysm Prevail
Kataklysm Serenity in Fire
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Kauan Aava Tuulen Maa
Killswitch Engage Incarnate
Lacuna Coil Shallow Life
Lacuna Coil Karmacode
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
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.
Mastodon The Hunter
Mastodon Oblivion EP
Mechina Xenon
Mephistopheles Sounds Of The End
Meshuggah obZen
Monster Magnet Dopes to Infinity
Moonsorrow Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa
Mourning Beloveth Formless
Muscle and Marrow Love
Nonpoint The Poison Red
Oathbreaker Eros|Anteros
Obituary Inked in Blood
Obscura Omnivium
Opeth The Roundhouse Tapes
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Outwailed Observant
Parkway Drive Atlas
Parkway Drive Killing with a Smile
Parkway Drive Don't Close Your Eyes
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Primitive Graven Image Traversing the Awesome Night
Rage The Devil Strikes Again
Richard Cheese The Sunny Side of the Moon
Rodrigo y Gabriela 11:11
Rush Caress of Steel
Samothrace Reverence to Stone
Scar Symmetry The Unseen Empire
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Secrets of the Moon The Exhibitions
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....
Shape of Despair Shades Of...
Sirenia Perils of the Deep Blue
Skagos Anarchic
Skindred Union Black
Slayer World Painted Blood
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Slough Feg Digital Resistance
Soilwork Beyond the Infinite
Soulfly Savages
Soulfly Enslaved
Soulfly Dark Ages
Soulfly Omen
Suffocation Pinnacle of Bedlam
Suffocation Suffocation
Sun Devoured Earth Sounds of Desolation
Svart Det Personliga Helvetets Spiral
TesseracT One
TesseracT Polaris
The Body Master, We Perish
The Contortionist Intrinsic
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.
Thy Light No Morrow Shall Dawn
Trivium In Waves
Tyr Valkyrja
Until Death Overtakes Me Symphony II: Absence Of Life
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 Symphony I: Deep Dark Red
Until Death Overtakes Me Interludium I: Funeral Path
Usnea Usnea
Vale of Pnath II
Vindensang Alpha
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.
We Lost the Sea Crimea
Windhand Soma
Wolves in the Throne Room Black Cascade
Wolves in the Throne Room Malevolent Grain
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 Black Sails at Midnight
Alestorm Captain Morgan's Revenge
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Apocynthion Sidereus Nuncius
Arkan Hilal
As I Lay Dying Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
At the Gates At War with Reality
Ataraxie Anhedonie
August Burns Red Leveler
Autopsy The Headless Ritual
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Benighted Carnivore Sublime
Black Crown Initiate The Wreckage of Stars
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 III
Blut Aus Nord What Once Was... Liber II
Blut Aus Nord Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Burial Rival Dealer
Bury Tomorrow Runes
Burzum The Ways of Yore
Cannabis Corpse Blunted at Birth
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.
Conquering Dystopia Conquering Dystopia
Converge Jane Doe
Craven Idol Ethereal Altars
Culted Oblique to All Paths
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Angel Killing Season
DevilDriver Head on to Heartache
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
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Frosttide Awakening
Hacride Back To Where You've Never Been
High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
Ill Nino Confession
Ill Nino Dead New World
Ill Nino Enigma
Ill Nino Till Death, La Familia
Imperium Dekadenz Dis Manibvs
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Infant Annihilator The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch
Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprosy of Pollution
Inter Arma The Cavern
Job for a Cowboy Ruination
Junius Days of the Fallen Sun
Kampfar Mare
Kataklysm Heaven's Venom
Katatonia Dethroned & Uncrowned
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Korn continue to make music where listeners' collectively "sigh".
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo
Lacuna Coil Delirium
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Lycus Tempest
Machinemade God Masked
Ministry From Beer to Eternity
Misery Signals Absent Light
Morbid Angel Heretic
Mouth of the Architect Dawning
Mouth of the Architect Time and Withering
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
My Dying Bride The Manuscript
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nonpoint Miracle
Nonpoint Nonpoint
Obliteration Black Death Horizon
Obscura Retribution
Opeth Burden
Opeth Pale Communion
Choppy diluted Peth with extra "Oh". Sputnik's average rating is confusion galore.
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
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Quest of Aidance Misanthropic Propaganda
Rodrigo y Gabriela Area 52
Rodrigo y Gabriela re-Foc
Satyricon Satyricon
Scar Symmetry The Singularity - Phase I: Neohumanity
Secrets of the Moon Stronghold of the Inviolables
Self Defense Family Try Me
Sepultura Against
Shattered Hope Waters Of Lethe
Sielunvihollinen Tuhontuoja
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.
Suffocation Blood Oath
Suicide Silence You Can't Stop Me
Sunn O))) and Ulver Terrestrials
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Contortionist Language
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
The Gardnerz It All Fades
Thousand Foot Krutch Exhale
Torche Restarter
TotalSelfHatred TotalSelfHatred
Trivium Trivium
Trivium The Crusade
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.
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Woods of Desolation Torn Beyond Reason
Zealotry The Charnel Expanse

2.0 poor
All That Remains Overcome
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
As I Lay Dying Decas
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
August Burns Red Messengers
Autopsy Macabre Eternal
Autopsy Shitfun
Beartooth Aggressive
Behemoth Grom
Beyond Creation Earthborn Evolution
Beyond Creation The Aura
Blut Aus Nord Debemur MoRTi
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
Burzum Umskiptar
Cannabis Corpse The Weeding
Cloak of Altering Plague Beasts
Cold Body Radiation A Clear Path
Cynic Kindly Bent to Free Us
Lifeless, formless heading in one single direction
Deicide Till Death Do Us Part
Drowning Pool Sinner
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Five Finger Death Punch Pre-Emptive Strike
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
Five Finger Death Punch The Way Of The Fist
Funeral for a Friend Conduit
Ghoulgotha The Deathmass Cloak
Havok Unnatural Selection
Iconoclast HalluciNation
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls
Machinemade God The Infinity Complex
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
Orphaned Land All Is One
Pathology Lords of Rephaim
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery Clear
Ringworm Hammer of the Witch
Rodrigo y Gabriela 9 Dead Alive
Sargeist Feeding the Crawling Shadows
Scar Symmetry Dark Matter Dimensions
Sepultura A-Lex
Six Feet Under Crypt of the Devil
Soulfly Primitive
Suicidal Angels Divide And Conquer
Tempel On the Steps of the Temple
Trap Them Blissfucker
Trivium Vengeance Falls
Wednesday 13 The Dixie Dead
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Xerath III

1.5 very poor
Anaal Nathrakh Passion
Beartooth Disgusting
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.
Brutality Will Prevail Suspension of Consciousness
Divine Heresy Bringer of Plagues
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
I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved
Inborn Suffering Regression To Nothingness
Make Them Suffer Neverbloom
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes
Nonpoint Vengeance
Periphery Icarus
Sepultura Nation
Suicide Silence No Time to Bleed
TesseracT Perspective
The Defiled Daggers
The Unguided Fragile Immortality
Turisas 2013

1.0 awful
All That Remains The Order of Things
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics IV: The Number Of The Priest

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