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5.0 classic
Blink-182 Enema of the State
Defeater Lost Ground
Dr. Dre 2001
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Nirvana Nevermind
Queen Greatest Hits II
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way
System of a Down Toxicity
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death
Underoath Anthology: 1999-2013
While She Sleeps Brainwashed
I just can't not 5 it.

Your Evolution, Brainwashed, Our Legacy, Four Walls, Torment, Trophies of Violence, Method in Madness, Modern Minds... holy shit.

There's nothing as devastating as Dead Behind the Eyes, but they've upped their game once again. This shit crushes.

4.5 superb
Amenra Mass V
Captivating as fuck. The album closer is devastatingly epic.
Architects Lost Forever // Lost Together
So dope. 1st half of the album is very good; the 2nd half is unreal.

Top tracks: The Distant Blue, Youth Is Wasted on the Young, Colony Collapse, Castles in
the Air, Dead Man Talking, Gravedigger
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
The lyrics on this and all of ABR's discography paint a pretty awesomely enlightened perspective of Christianity. Philosophically very sweet. Musically, even better. Martyrs brings the fire, and countless others kick ass as well. The interludes are also sensational, but honestly I would've preferred slightly shorter ones, especially on the later tracks. Broken Promises and Vanguard are two awesome tracks that would've been even sicker with a bit less instrumental, and a bit more vocals. But that's my opinion. Overall, outstanding effort from one of the best bands in the game.
Avenged Sevenfold Waking the Fallen
Beartooth Disgusting
This album fucking kicks ass. Caleb's performance is unbelievable and every song basically has a catchy awesome chorus. Its too bad the instrumentals aren't on par with Caleb but the album is dope nonetheless. Not a bad track on here.
Birds in Row You, Me, and the Violence
Birds in Row Personal War
Caliban Ghost Empire
Gonna be a contender for metalcore album of the year. Wolves and Rats and Good Man are unreal good.
Chevelle La Gárgola
This album is an absolute monster. A warm welcome to a heavier, better Chevelle.
Comeback Kid Symptoms + Cures
Comeback Kid Die Knowing
Hits so fucking hard at times. Die Knowing, Lower the Line, Somewhere in this Miserable crush.
Darke Complex Widow
This is probably the single most inventive EP I've ever heard. There's nothing like these guys around. Its unexpected and ridiculously well-executed. Needs to be heard.
Defeater Travels
Defeater Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
Defeater Abandoned
Shocked to see the response of this, though maybe I shouldn't be. Was seriously disappointed by the singles, and overall was opposed to the continuation of the concept. But after listening to the album, the singles fit perfectly into place although they are still among the worst tracks on the album. To me, this is an emotional masterpiece. Love the religious concept. Awesomely relatable on a fundamental human level, documenting internal struggle at its most basic and extreme. Swept me up from start to finish. I have one complaint, which I've seen echoed here already many times which is that the lyrics get repeated 10 too many times on just about every song. If it weren't for this, this'd be an easy 5 for me. As it is, I'll be blasting many of these for years to come, with Divination and Vice and Regret being my favorites, but Borrowed and Blue, Atonement, and Remorse not far behind. As far as the story itself, slightly disheartening the way it ends just from the perspective of relating to the singer. Seems like he's one step away from finding the solace he wants but as evidence by the fact that "Glory Be" is the most positive the ending manages, not quite there yet. Seems like a song titled "Self-Reflection" is all that's missing in that regard. Amen to this album though.
E.S. Posthumus Unearthed
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Wow, is what I have to say about this album. Epica seriously brings the 'Epic' this time around. On top of the great single Unchain Utopia, the entire second half of the albums stands out as well as track 2, The Second Stone. I think Omen takes the cake as my top track though - just seriously fucking epic. One of the best, if not the best, symphonic metal albums I've heard.
Evanescence Fallen
Gunther Pleasureman
Hans Zimmer Crimson Tide
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
This album gets better every time I listen to it. Each track is solid at worst, phenomenal at best. Sensational riff work and some of the best vocals in metalcore. Its truly a shame this band broke up at its peak.
Heartist Feeding Fiction
Album of the Year for me so far. Every song sounds like a dope single. So catchy, so fun. First Wovenwar, now this. Two decently heavy bands sticking primarily to clean vocals. Awesome. Seriously check this out. If you're looking for heavier tracks, try Set Me Free, Demons, Legacy, and Manipulate. If you're looking for softer, poppier tracks, check out Ready to Change and Skeletons. And that's not even counting other phenomenal tracks like Pressure Point.
I the Mighty Connector
Pretty ridiculously refreshing. Its extremely rare that I'm drawn to an album like this, but this really kills. Combines pop elements pretty flawlessly with progression and sporadic aggression. Album is super consistent as well. Too tough for me to really pick my top tracks, but Psychomachia and The Frame I are definitely two of them
Immediate Music Trailerhead
Josh Groban Closer
If you don't like this album, you don't like music.
Linkin Park Meteora
Manners Pale Blue Light
The lyrics are fucking insane and together with the music, this album is unreal captivating. Boiling Point, Rent, The Sun Won't Rise, Living Will... holy shit.
Nightwish Once
No Sin Evades His Gaze Age of Sedation
Nothing More Nothing More
One of the best albums I've heard in a long time. Friendly Fire, Jenny, and God Went North are so fucking good.
Of Virtue Salvation
Oh, Sleeper The Titan
Oh, Sleeper does not fail to impress. Phenomenal ep. Has everything you could ask for. complexity. simplicity.
it goes soft. it goes hard. Naofumi Mitsuhashi is a banger of an opener - catchy and aggressive - doesn't fuk
around with cleans. The pitch travels along similar lines, but its worse. Death from Above has one of Oh,
Sleeper's catchiest choruses. Heavy Hands is just fuking dope. The Rise finishes hard and strong. Heavy Hands
is one of my contenders for songs of the year thus far (though its maybe too early to tell just how much I like
Our Last Night Oak Island
My favorite release of the year so far. Our Last Night finally fulfills their potential as a hardcore band that sticks primarily to clean vocals - guitar is melodic and aggressive, lyrics are meaningful and hopeful, vocals are catchy and memorable. For individual tracks, check out Dark Storms, Reality Without You, Sunrise, Oak Island, but whole EP is excellent.
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Not a bad track on here until the last few, first six tracks are all bigtime winners, and then it closes hard with Return To the Sun. Definitely very sick.
Phinehas The Bridge Between
Thissssss is the most satisfying EP I've ever heard. Actually.
Phinehas Till the End
Contender for metalcore album of the year. My favorites are Forever West and Till the End, but this album is gold from start to finish, though the three interludes are pointless as fuck. Dead Choir and Tetelestai, the two singles, are by far the least interesting tracks. Seven shakes it up and serves as an excellent building track, starting quieter and building to a more climactic finish.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
Rise Against The Sufferer & the Witness
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected?
Taking Back Sunday Louder Now
The Ghost Inside Dear Youth
Dudes hit the heart - better than anyone. Album crushes, it makes you want to fist pump, it makes you want to lift, it makes you want to cry sweetly, and it makes you want to strive for better. Love this band and what they stand for.rOut of Control is the poppiest track. Phoenix Flame is the soft track. Wide-Eyed is a bit different with the guest spot from Butler of Letlive, though its not my style. Mercy is the crusher. The Other Halfnote is an emotional crusher. rStandouts: Avalanche, With the Wolves, Mercy, Phoenix Flame, The Other Half.rMy album of the year, but I guess that's no surprise coming from me, so check it out yourself.
The Used Artwork
This album is fucking sick. Kinda makes you wonder what the hell happened in such a short time cause after this they got soft as fuck.
Thera For Someone, Somewhere
Pick this shit up unless you like eating monkey feces. But still do anyway.rAncient Mariner bitches.
To The Wind Block Out The Sun and Sleep
Album fucking crushes - Vacant Home and Hands of the Clock are especially sick.
Tool Lateralus
Two Steps From Hell Legend
While She Sleeps This Is the Six
Straight sensational. One of the most mature albums I've ever heard. These boys are savages.
Wolves at the Gate VxV
This album is the fucking shit. So dope. Mother fuckers straight-up know how to jam for jesus. Worst tracks
are East and West and Relief which are still good. All the others are so good though. I haven't heard Wake Up
though I think due to download.

But now I have, and it rules too.

Been listening on repeat - its just so fucking good - Rest is my song of the year so far.

4.0 excellent
36 Crazyfists A Snow Capped Romance
A Day To Remember Common Courtesy
I've never really gotten into anything this band has done; this album is extremely well-done though. Blends pop-punk and metalcore extremely well. "Sometimes you're the head, sometimes you're the nail" "dead and buried" "best of me" "violence" "life @ 11" "End of Me" are all incredible.
A Feast For Kings Hell On Earth
This is EP really pushes Metalcore pretty good. The band blends different elements remarkably in a very progressive style. Brittle Spirit is probably the highlight but React/Regret is exceptional as well.
Affiance The Campaign
Pretty dank. Some sick guitar riffs. Bohemian, You Will Be Replaced, Kings of Deceit, The Campaign.
Affiance Blackout
Blackout and Midnight rock. Vocalist kills. Album crushes.
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
All That Remains ...For We Are Many
Altars Something More
In integrating more clean and gang vocals, as well as improving upon their overall sound, Altars have expanded upon the potential they showed in their debut.
Amon Amarth With Oden on Our Side
Antagonist A.D. Haunt Me As I Roam
Apologies, I Have None Black Everything
Arcite The Escape Key
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
As I Lay Dying Awakened
The hate for this album is very surprising; although, I'm sure the cleans threw some people off. That being rsaid, this album runs train. Catchy and aggressive with some dope ass riffs. Instrumentation and vocals are rboth sick. Competes with AOBU for their best album. rI'm upping this to a five. Just blasted it straight through again. If this shit don't pump you up before game rtime than you're a pussy. Just kidding. Kinda.
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Atreyu Long Live
The harsh vocals are hard to endure because the vocalist clearly blows at this point, but aside from that, this is simply a phenomenal rock metal record. Moments Before Dawn, Do you know who you are?, and a bitter broken memory are pretty decent.
August Burns Red Leveler
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
Mind-blowing album. Awesome experimentation complemented by some sweet breakdowns and riffs. If just one or a few songs had some cleans that somehow fit, for me, it would be a 4.5. Missing the vocal variety that would've provided, but luckily the vocals are badass anyway. Echoes is dope.
Bane Don't Wait Up
I've never been much good at saying goodbye - goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye - Epic. rTop tracks: Final Backwards Glance, Wrong Planet, Calling Hours
Beartooth Sick
Pretty sick, raw ep. Shomo kills it. Only problem is a little too much chugging. Would like some killer riffs.
Birds in Row Cottbus
Blinded Colony Bedtime Prayers
Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket
Blink-182 Dogs Eating Dogs
It could use more Mark and a bit more of their old punk feel, but its still great.
Brand New Deja Entendu
Breakdown of Sanity Perception
Breakdown of Sanity know how to do it big on the guitar front, no doubt. This album demonstrates that. They even can create interesting atmosphere as well, and enough instrumental variation to provide kickass, exciting music. Unfortunately, they need that kind of variation in the vocal department. Its not that the vocalist is bad; he's not. Its just that the low OOOOOOOOO growl can get boring if used to the extent that it is. Though the band does utilize clean vocals EXTREMELY occasionally, which is very refreshing, they're not nearly as prominent as they should be, and the monotony of the harsh vocals, which stay in mid-range for the majority of the album except for the lows for a bunch of breakdowns, is what brings the rating down to a 4. Yes, still a 4. Cause they do it that big.
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Stunning atmosphere and emotion and phenomenally consistent. The inclusion of keyboards, strings, and half-scream/yelled vocals bring this to a whole new level. With the exception of Anti-vist, great lyrical content as well. Tracks 3-7 are the highlights, with tracks 10-11 bringing the album to a close extremely well.
Bullet For My Valentine The Poison
Buried in Verona Faceless
Album came out of nowhere to drop me on my ass. It kills.

Check out Catatonic, Antidote, and Blind Eyes.
Candlelight Red Reclamation
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
City in the Sea Below the Noise
With some additional atmosphere and varied structure, this album would be one of the best metalcore releases of the year.
Comeback Kid Wake the Dead
Comeback Kid Broadcasting
Conditions Full of War
Haven't heard their old stuff, but for what this is, its very good. Not really into this kind of pop rock material, but its actually very well done. The harder songs, aka skeleton and walking separate ways (which are not really hard at all) are extremely good.
dangerkids collapse
Excellent debut. That being said, I'm hopeful this band has more to offer. With some varied structure and some improved guitar, this band could make Hybrid Theory 2 but this album wasn't it. Good guitar doesn't really show up until the last song and its a brief appearance. And just a heads up, with two short instrumental tracks, there's only ten real songs, and only four new songs if you've heard the tracks previously released. Highlights are Countdown, Light Escapes, We're All In Danger, Paper Thin, and Cut Me Out.
Dark Tranquillity Construct
Epic album. I wish the vocalist could sing a little bit more/better, but the instrumentals are dope and I appreciate the occasional cleans for variety purposes.
Degradead A World Destroyer
Demon Hunter True Defiance
Deserters Try to Feel
Clocking in at just under twenty minutes, Deserters' new EP packs in enough emotion to fill a full album. Want, The Feeling, and The Pawn prove that this band should be receiving a lot more recognition in the future.
Devil Sold His Soul Belong/Betray
Disturbed The Sickness
Drowning Pool Resilience
An extremely consistent effort. The metal gets pretty much dropped in favor of a full hard rock sound.
Eminem The Eminem Show
Everything in Slow Motion Phoenix
Gets boring at times, but has a strong finish and even stronger beginning. Definitely one of the best albums of the year so far. Highlights are Get Out, Speak, Poison, The Fool, and Proxima.
Fades Away Perceptions
Fit for a King Creation | Destruction
I would love this band if they didn't chug so damn much. rThey still chug, but damn this a pretty damn sweet album. Cleans are absurdly improved from their last album, and there's actually some pretty good riffs sprinkled in. Screams are still sick.
Fit for an Autopsy Hellbound
Fit for an Autopsy Absolute Hope Absolute Hell
Swing The Axe is epic. Album's pretty vicious overall. Thought I'd never like it, but this is exceptional deathcore. Wish this bro wouldn't be so averse to positive thinking, but I'm glad he wrote this.
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
shit leaked mother fuckers. check it out. probably gonna be bombrListened fully through twice. Its bomb. If they altered their verse chorus verse chorus solo chorus formula rmore often, it might be a 4.5. Each time they do, its very refreshing. Top tracks are Watch You Bleed, Wrong rSide of Heaven, Anywhere but Here, M.I.N.E, and Dot Your Eyes. Way better than the subpar American rCapitalist and is easily the best material they've done. Very excited for vol. 2.
Forgotten Tears Words to End
Gideon Calloused
Hardcore as fuck. The cleans could be better at times, but that's to be expected from a band like this and they occasionally hit the spot. Catchy as hell. Savage is a standout straight hardcore track with purely harsh vocals. The Pulse is a soothing instrumental that serves as a nice calm within the storm. Calloused, World of Hurt, and The Limit kick ass and some nice cleans mix em up.
Hand of Mercy Resolve
Hans Zimmer Gladiator
Haste the Day Coward
Haste The Day have taken a massive progressive step away from metalcore, which means for me, its not as good as Wolf King, but that would've been ridiculous. Its just too sludgy for my taste. But when they do go straight metalcore (Accept), its fucking dope. And when they don't, its still dope. The riffs are real hard - not as adrenaline-pumping as AOFTWK for me, but they're hard.

Love the vocals. The variance between Jimmy, Stephen, and Brennan's voices is just pretty awesome. Though I definitely would've preferred if Stephen did a bit more clean vocal work in the choruses, though he does a fair amount I guess.

Shadow, Accept, and Secret are hard standouts for me.
Heart of a Coward Deliverance
Could use a lot more variation in the song structure, but great release anyway. Mouth of Madness is especially good.
Hellions Indian Summer
Album's real as fuck. Ghoul kicks fucking ass. But it doesn't stop there.
Hope For The Dying Dissimulation
Hope For The Dying Aletheia
Definitely has some holy shit moments. Last 4 tracks own.
Hundredth Free
This album definitely suffers from its overall sound being a bit soft. Unravel, Isolation, Beggar, and Daze all sound remarkably similar and seem to be the sound they wanted to refine this time, but it doesn't work all that well for me. And all those songs are among the worst the album has. But standouts, especially Burdens, end up making this one of my favorite hardcore releases of the year anyway.
Hypocrisy Virus
Hypocrisy The Arrival
I See Stars New Demons
Miles above anything else they've released. Despite an extremely dull mid-section, tracks 2-5 and 9-12 are rfar beyond their prior material. The final track, "Who am I?" is especially enthralling and is the best track rthey've ever produced. Highlights are Who Am I, Murder Mitten, When I Say Jump You Say How High, and rFollow Your Leader. Album is brought down by Judith Rules and We're not in Kansas Anymore though.
Icon For Hire Icon for Hire
Basically hated this album on first listen... extremely poppy and girlish at times. But its super catchy and innovative, and after a few listens, it became awesome. Its refreshing when bands try new things; this is an excellent example of that.
Ill Nino Revolution/Revolucion
Ill Nino Epidemia
After a fairly poor effort in Dead New World, Ill Nino bounces back. Ill Nino is the hardest they've been in years rin Epidemia, as can be noticed by the title track. Plus, their choruses have never been catchier and their rinstrumentation has never been better, aside from the rare guitar sections as could be seen in I Am Loco that rare missing from this. Still, this album really is superb. Tracks like Eva, Time Won't Save You, and Forgive Me rFather... among others show Ill Nino at the top of their game.
In Fear and Faith Symphonies
In Fear and Faith In Fear and Faith
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames Colony
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
In Hearts Wake Earthwalker
Divine is not the only standout track... Gaia may only be a minute long, but it is an outstanding introduction to the title track, which carries the momentum forward and is arguably just as good as Divine. Sacred is another moderately strong track with a beautiful chorus, but the next two tracks really solidify the album as superb for me. Gravity and Healer are two of the best, and most refreshing, post-hardcore songs I've heard in a longtime. Gravity's verses are solid and it has a captivating clean vocal chorus, meanwhile, Healer has simply beautiful instrumentals with a riveting harsh vocal chorus and is, to me, the best song on the album. The band even busts out some intense gang vocals and a hardcore almost raplike section as well. Rebirth soothes the waters so to speak and is another great instrumental track. With Afterglow, the album picks up right where it left off. It has a cool opening riff and another outstanding harsh vocal chorus, preceded by small sections of cleans in the verses. Truenorth also has a pretty nifty background riff, and though it isn't one of album's top songs, it still stands on its own as another solid track. The album closes (non-instrumentally) with Wildflower, which is an almost purely clean vocal track and a great one. It builds to a climax when the harsh vocals power through to its close. The track is beautiful and powerful. The instrumental Mother finishes the album well, even if the spoken words somewhat distract from the beauty of the track itself in the midsection.
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Internal Conflict The Rising Tide
Comeback Kid goes metalcore Comeback Kid goes metalcore Comeback Kid comes back some more - with songs that are two minutes too long
Kamelot Silverthorn
Wow, album shows a truly astonishing melodic sensibility. Tommy kicks ass too.
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city
Killing the Messenger What Matters Most
Honestly, some of the best metalcore I've heard in a long time. Heard these guys when they first released Three Hundreth. Since then, they've added solid cleans and improved a lot. This EP crushes.

Best track is Rising Tide. Other highlights are What Matters Most and Find My Way.
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
It may not be awesome or even close to as heavy as it was cracked out to be, but All For Nothing is my favorite
track they've done in a long time and Keys to the Kingdom and Line in the Sand are other great tracks.

Edit: Album is a for sure grower. Line in the Sand is fucking dope as all fuck.
Lionheart Welcome To The West Coast
Love and Death Between Here And Lost
One of the best nu-metal albums in a long time. In a genre that rarely hits the mark, this album does. The only weakness is that Welch electronically alters his voice a little too frequently, but it is not a huge issue. For Today frontman Montgomery provides some badass screams on "I W8 4 U" as well. Other standouts are the chorus of the Abandoning, Meltdown, Fading Away, and Bruises. But most importantly, its an impressively consistent effort, almost to the point of it being a weakness. One or two more tracks like Bruises, which sounds very different from the rest of the album would make this even better, in addition to less preachy lyrics.
Machine Head The Blackening
Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds
There's no doubt there's a couple misses on this album - mostly when they're trying to experiment - most notably Damage Inside, and there's a couple others that fall flat. But there's no beaster vocalist than Flynn, and the guitar and bass are sweet in many spots. Sail Into the Black, In Comes the Flood, Game Over, and Take Me Through the Fire are awesome tracks.
Machinemade God Masked
Make Them Suffer Old Souls
Manners Apparitions/Escapism
Mercenary Through Our Darkest Days
Miss May I Deathless
This is the best album Miss May I has released in my opinion. Certainly miles better than the last two. Its of course not taking many steps out of the box, but its far more varied than their recent efforts. Neff's cleans have gone from unbearable to actually decent enough for the hooks to succeed extraordinarily well on some songs, despite the fact that I doubt he can pull it off live. But with AILD gone, this is definitely an album to check out for anyone into fun and simple aggressive metalcore. Honestly at this point, it may not be saying much, but I think this album is the best of its kind.

The Artificial is the best track with Deathless and Bastards Left Behind being next.
More Than A Thousand Vol. 4 Make Friends and Enemies
Motionless in White Creatures
Motionless in White Reincarnate
MIW has clearly matured on this effort. Miles above Infamous, and better than Creatures in my opinion as well.rEverybody Sells Cocaine, Break the Cycle, Generation Lost, and Carry the Torch are great songs.
Mutiny Within Mutiny Within
Mutiny Within Synchronicity
Very sick. I really hope that these guys stick with it.
My Heart to Fear Lost Between Brilliance and Insanity
Perhaps an excellent might be generous, but its extremely good for how under the radar these guys are. The cleans are catchy and well-placed, some very good guitar riffs, and some especially impressive piano and synth-worth intermixed. Where the ep falters is on production, drumming, and consistent guitar work - far too much chugging, but in a somehow soft fashion at times. Some very impressive sections on the ep, but a lot of mediocre stuff too. But I look forward to their future.
My Heart to Fear Algorithm
Pretty great album. Suffers in my opinion slightly from the tuning of the guitar which produces a very similar sound in too much of the album, but thats really my biggest complaint. Very refreshing brand of metalcore, but surprised they don't use cleans, which were very good, more often to their advantage. There were definitely more on the ep than on the album which was surprising.
No Bragging Rights The Concrete Flower
Without a doubt, in my top 5 albums of the year. The singles do not do this album justice. Just listen to the first two tracks, and you'll know. Strength Through Struggle and The Concrete Struggle come out da gate with a fucking vengeance. The lyrics are pure inspiration. Other dope tracks include Downhearted and Right Minded, which brings the rage. Do yourself a favor, and make yourself a better, stronger person, and go check out this album.
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Parkway Drive Atlas
Would still love to see Parkway change it up and throw in some cleans every once and a while, but they pretty much hit on everything else. Some sick riffs on here. Great stuff.
Phinehas thegodmachine
Just heard this today; this album is incredible. I have no idea how this has gone so under the radar. Great
songwriting, great riffs, great cleans. Look forward to more from them in the future. I Am The Lion, Wishing
Well, A Pattern in Pain, and Crowns are phenomenal.
Phinehas The Last Word Is Yours to Speak
Phinehas kicks ass. Always. Do yourself a favor and get this album.
Powerwolf Blood of the Saints
Raised Fist Sound of the Republic
Raised Fist Veil Of Ignorance
Rise to Fall Defying The Gods
Rise to Fall Restore The Balance
Rise To Remain City of Vultures
This album has really grown on me; I realize its really damn good. Dickinson is truly an incredible vocalist; however, even though his lows are good, I'd like to see him use more mid-range screams instead. The lows take away from some of the emotion in my opinion. And his cleans are awesome. Hope next album is even better.
Ruiner Hell is Empty
Senses Fail Renacer
Silverstein I Am Alive In Everything I Touch
Skillet Comatose
Soilwork The Living Infinite
A mostly exceptional metal offering that slightly suffers from a lengthy, repetitive runtime; yet, standout tracks like the two title tracks, Spectrum of Eternity, and Long Live the Misanthrope prevent boredom from ever ensuing.
Sonic Syndicate Only Inhuman
Stick To Your Guns The Hope Division
Stick To Your Guns Diamond
Stick To Your Guns Disobedient
My favorite band for a reason. Missing the heavy feel of the Bond, Such Pain, and Life in a box, but it brings so much more to the table.
Still Remains Ceasing to Breathe
Great metalcore release. Heavy and melodic with a bunch of catchy choruses. Favors the style of Of Love and Lunacy far more than the The Serpent. Standout tracks include Bare Your Teeth, Beacon, Cain, and Hopeless.
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Really great album. Unfortunately, two of the album's best tracks were released prior to the album release which always brings down the excitement when actually listening to the full album cause its no surprise when these two great songs come on. That being said, Absolute Zero and Gone Sovereign are by no means the only great songs; A Rumor of Skin, Tired, and Ru486 are among other great songs; however, this album doesn't have quite as good standouts as I would hope for. These songs are great, but especially the ballads, just don't reach heights like Bother or Slipknot's Snuff. So the album is excellent, its just not outstanding. Hopefully Part 2 has some real standouts on it.
Sylosis Dormant Heart
System of a Down System of a Down
Taking Back Sunday Tell All Your Friends
Tech N9ne Everready (The Religion)
Tech N9ne Misery Loves Kompany
Tech N9ne Something Else
TesseracT Altered State
Texas in July Bloodwork
The Amity Affliction Youngbloods
The Devil Wears Prada 8:18
By far their best work to date. Phenomenal atmosphere and way rawer than their previous efforts. Clean vocals are vastly improved as showcased in standout track Care More. Other highlights are Gloom, Rumors, War, and Sailor's Prayer.
The Devil Wears Prada Space
The Ghost Inside Get What You Give
The Persevering Promise An Illusion In Shambles
If you're looking for catchy melodic metalcore with an intermix of screams and non-whiny clean vocals, of
which the cleans take the majority, and heavy dope riffs, look no further. This caught me out of nowhere.
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Don't You Fake It
The Sorrow Misery Escape
I am extremely surprised by this album; their other albums have been decent, but this is well beyond what rthose albums are. It fucking crushes...
The Unguided InvaZion
What Sonic Syndicate should be. Karin Axelson should jump ship.
The Word Alive REAL.
The singles were just not good - terrible choices. This album is miles better than Life Cycles. The guitar is so so much better, and Telle goes all out a bunch of times in a good way. Some not so great songs for sure, starting with the singles Broken Circuit and Never Forget, along with Lighthouse and Glass Castle which are by far the worst tracks. That gets more than made up for though with some really high quality tracks. Great synth work, great guitar, great vocals. rTop Tracks: The Fortune Teller, 94th St, Your Mirage, Terminal, The Runaway, Collapsing
Thirty Seconds To Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thousand Foot Krutch Welcome to the Masquerade (Fan Edition)
Tool 10,000 Days
Totem Skin Weltschmerz
Trivium Vengeance Falls
1. Album sounds a lot like Disturbed. 2. Its bosser than Disturbed, which makes it pretty dope in my opinion. rrFinally a decently heavy band deciding to do clean vocals, but keep their previous instrumentals. Fuck ATR's ralbum, but this time it works for me. rAlbum is simple, but has sick riffage and catchy choruses. Rarely rabandons a melody. rMost sputnikers won't like it. But this album kicks ass. rGotta bump Nate's comment though I disagree, haha.
Upon a Burning Body The World is My Enemy Now
Album will get mad hate probably, but its heavy as fuck as far as I'm concerned. After hearing the album, its almost like the band intentionally pulled the stupid stunt to breed additional hatred for them so their lyrics were more applicable. Probably not true, but whatever. I personally love the singles Red Razor Wrists and Scars. Judgement fucking kills too. Fountain of Wishes, The New Breed, and Middle Finger to the World are pretty dope too. Blood, Sweat, and Tears is decent too, though the cleans don't fit the sound too much. But not even close to the atrocity that is Telle's feature on I've Earned My Time. Cleans sound so off with the music its ridiculous. But overall, I fucking dig it.
Watch This Burn My Way Back
Incredible debut. Looking for big things from these guys in the future.
We Came As Romans Tracing Back Roots
Within Temptation Hydra
Miles ahead of their previous release. While there's a few slip ups along the way (Xzibit's misplaced feature on And We Run), Hydra is one of the band's strongest, if not the strongest, WT release.
Wolves at the Gate Captors
Wovenwar Wovenwar
This album is what I've been waiting for since I got into metal - basically very good metalcore instrumentals with all clean vocal singing. This album delivers basically everything I've waited so long for - the problem is that its missing a little bit of intensity. It needs the occasional scream, which Blay could easily provide. Josh could easily add some additional zest to the band's sound if his vox were utilized more frequently, and were intermixed with Blay's - instead, only one of them is being used at a time (Josh is basically only used for the chorus of Prophets and the entire song Matter of Time). Where Josh is used provides some of the strongest moments of the album. My only other complaint is that there isn't a lot of atmosphere, or builds. rHighlights: Matter of Time, Prophets, Profane, Father/Son, Identity, Death to Rights
Zack Hemsey The Way

3.5 great
Adestria Chapters
Adestria Gilded Hearts
Consistently good; but unfortunately, inconsistently excellent. Propheteering is an exceptional track and opener boasting a catchy chorus and great guitar work. In Debt to Death is a straight badass track with an outstanding chorus and Shared Scars closes out the album well. The first half of the album is rounded out by some pretty good songs including the two singles, but tracks 6-9 are quite bland, and bring the album down from what it should be. The band surprisingly doesn't utilize clean vocals this time around as much as expected, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as they're not always good (Dangerous Waters), but overall, the band could've used a bit more stepping outside their comfort zone. Still, a great album.
All That Remains Overcome
Amaranthe The Nexus
Between a 3 and a 3.5. Round up for hotness. A bit disappointed though; not as many standouts as I was hoping for. Still good though. Mechanical Illusion, the Nexus, and Future on Hold were the highlights for me.
Amarna Reign Atonement
Amarna Reign Storms
I think there's more potential here than is displayed, but that doesn't mean this isn't a great album.
Annisokay The Lucid Dream[er]
Anullaby Anullaby EP
Arch Enemy War Eternal
Architects Daybreaker
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Assassins War of Aggression
instrumentation is decent and there's actually some great choruses if you can get past the poor production (imo) on the clean vocals. New Reality, Another Chapter, A Hidden Demon, and the Blind Leading the Blind are very good. Most of the other tracks are just okay, but many have great moments.
August Burns Red Messengers
Avenged Sevenfold Hail to the King
Avenged Sevenfold shows some creativity in trying to recapture the feel of old school metal and sometimes manages to succeed. Although the attempt sometimes comes off cheesy, the album is largely enjoyable. Despite the fact that its simplicity causes it to be underwhelming at times, Hail to the King has enough strong tracks to make it more than a worthwhile listen.
Bayside Killing Time
Bayside Cult
Bayside does bayside. Some pretty awesome, catchy riffage and solid vocals and lyricism. Highlight is Stuttering.
Behemoth The Satanist
Wish it wasn't satanic, but as for the music itself, it definitely slays. O Father O Satan O Sun is easily the best track. Epic.
Being As An Ocean Dear G-d
Believer Transhuman
Betraying the Martyrs Breathe In Life
Birds in Row Rise of the Pheonix
Bleed from Within Uprising
@deadguy Those lyrics are fine in my opinion. Definitely get the blood pumping

Definitely has some very good tracks, and the whole album is executed very well; however, there isn't enough variety in the material to make it as good as it could be. Lots of good riffs, etc, and Colony, Our Divide, and Devotion are all standouts. I liked listening to the previews of all the tracks better than the album though because of the lack of variety. The two instrumentals are pretty refreshing though as well.
Blessthefall Hollow Bodies
Breakdown of Sanity Mirrors
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Have never listened to a BB record straight through before... definitely hilarious. So repetitive. Probably won't be listening to anything on this many more times, but I really couldn't have expected any better. And Close to Heaven even sounds different.

Well played Benjamin Burnley, well played.
Bring Me The Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Huge step in the right direction. Hopefully Sempiternal kicks ass.
Bullet For My Valentine Fever
Bullet For My Valentine Venom
Bury The Fallen We Are The Wolves
Bury Tomorrow The Union Of Crowns
Bury Tomorrow Runes
Caladan Brood Echoes Of Battle
haha. Haven't heard this band, but band is named after a character from a series I'm reading and he's a
fuckin beast so I probably gotta check this out.

Yeah, its pretty boss.
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Children of Bodom Are You Dead Yet?
Close To Home Momentum
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Very good album. Unfortunately, after an extremely strong first five tracks, the 2nd half really loses pace.
Gravity;s Union is absurdly good.
D.R.U.G.S. D.R.U.G.S.
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Darkest Hour The Human Romance
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
Dead by April Dead by April
Its a lot to ask haha, but if they added heavy guitar riffs (not just heavy synth), got rid of auto tune (I'm pretty
sure they can sing live), and had their clean vocalist sing slightly more masculine (their screamer can do good
cleans too), they'd be fukn' sick. Screamer is a beast and the synths and vocals are extremely catchy.
Defeater Letters Home
Demon Hunter The Triptych
Demon Hunter Extremist
Disarmonia Mundi Fragments Of D-Generation
Disarmonia Mundi Mind Tricks
Disarmonia Mundi The Isolation Game
Disturbed Indestructible
Dr. Dre Compton
Dropkick Murphys The Meanest of Times
Earth Caller Degenerate
While there's certainly room for improvement, this is a great hardcore release. Simple and to the point. Lyrics
are incredibly colloquial at times but it works for me. Anyone looking for some rap influenced hardcore should
find this right up their ally. The inspirational vibe doesn't hurt either.

And don't be hindered by the underwhelming first few tracks. They're the worst ones. Album picks up with The
Faceless King, and Degenerate and Exile, Exist which are the last two full tracks are the best the album has to
Earth Crisis Salvation of Innocents
Everyone Dies In Utah Polarities (+//-)
Really good cleans, some good techno, and some good riffs too, but still maintains a hard sound. Really good album although nothing's sensational.
Expire Pendulum Swings
Expire Pretty Low
Album is pretty similar to Pendulum Swings. Very catchy crunchy dope ass riffage but still incredibly 'in the box.' Band would serve itself really well to do a little experimentation next time around.
Eyes Set To Kill Masks
Falling in Reverse Just Like You
Hate him all you want, Ronnie's an honest motherfucker and he's got game. Way better than all his past shit. And with a mother who abandoned him, and a brother recently killed, give him credit where credit is due. He keeps moving forward.
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Five Finger Death Punch The Way Of The Fist
Five Finger Death Punch War Is The Answer
Flyleaf Flyleaf
Flyleaf New Horizons
Forevermore Sojourner
Pretty fuckin' good for a young band. And mostly, the best part of it is that it seems like these guys have
more to offer. These guys have potential, for sure. A little variety and improved cleans (pretty good singer,
but there just weren't any really good choruses) would help though.
Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
Haste the Day Pressure the Hinges
Hatebreed The Divinity of Purpose
pretty much as good as this type of album can get. If you like the style, you'll like it; if you don't, you won't. Honor Never Dies is pretty sweet.
HerEcho Standing Tall
Despite unpolished (not very good) vocals, HerEcho seem to possess a knack for writing catchy and aggressive metalcore. Look forward to hearing what they can come up with for future endeavors.
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs
I want to hate this, but I can't. For those of you who gave this a low rating, don't lie to yourselves. This album is catchy as fuck and has some hysterical/sick parts every now and then. That being said, everything else they've released has been pretty shitty.
Hollywood Undead Notes From the Underground
Regardless of whether you like this style or not, one has to respect HU's ability to produce catchy songs with rsolid electronic instrumentation. They also remarkably blend rap and rock, which is usually a recipe for rdisaster (a.k.a American Tragedy), and this album is without a doubt their most mature effort yet, shitty rlyricism in a few party songs (pigskin, up in smoke) aside. And one has to admire hysterically simplistic lyrics rsuch as "supercalifragi--suck my dick," which is undeniably funny unless you take yourself way too seriously. rThey are without a doubt at their strongest producing rock songs - From the Ground, We Are, Lion, and rOutside are actually extremely good songs. If you wanna compare to Swan Songs, the only thing their debut rhas over this album is the party songs were undoubtedly catchier, but this album is far more mature. Highly rrecommended album, and it is hard to believe you wouldn't like this album at least a little bit unless you go rinto it intent on hating it. Outside is a phenomenal track.
Hope For The Dying Hope For The Dying
How the West Was Won Wild and Waste
Check out Transmissions - one of the best songs of 2014 so far.
Hypocrisy A Taste of Extreme Divinity
I Killed The Prom Queen Beloved
Ice Nine Kills Safe Is Just A Shadow
Icon For Hire Scripted
Ariel is hot as hell and songs like Theater are catchy as fuck. A harder, better version of Paramore imo; I wish she'd scream a little bit though.
Ill Nino One Nation Underground
In Flames Clayman
In Flames Come Clarity
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Insomnium Across the Dark
Insomnium One for Sorrow
It's Alive Human Resources
Jamie's Elsewhere Rebel - Revive
A surprisingly great album - In Depth Perception is a hell of a song. There's some catchy choruses as well (Sleepless Nights, Rebel Revive, Sick Fiction) and some cool background strings and opera type stuff every now and again. The screams are occasionally surprisingly powerful as well.
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Can't get into the jazz feel, but respect everywhere. Feel bad giving this only a 3.5, but the sound just isn't much for me aside from a few tracks. But I'm so happy this came out of the rap game.
Kingdom of Giants Ground Culture
Korn The Paradigm Shift
Definitely their best effort in a while. Still not excellent, but its got some good tracks. Prey For Me and It's All Wrong are the top tracks. The latter has easily the best guitar on the album. Fails to top Love and Death though.
Lionheart Undisputed
Living Sacrifice The Infinite Order
Machine Head Unto the Locust
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis VS.
Manners Apparitions
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor
Memphis May Fire The Hollow
Misery Signals Absent Light
Moanaa Descent
More Than Life What's Left of Me
Motionless in White Infamous
Muse Origin of Symmetry
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nine Lashes From Water to War
A pop-infused hard rock album filled with electronics and generic lyrics, but somehow it still works incredibly effectively. While many songs will disappoint old fans, thanks to a few highlights (Lights We Burn, You Are The Light) and immensely catchy melodies, the album manages to be memorable. Unfortunately, the album is heavily dragged down by the likes of soft, emotionless tracks like Break the World and Surrender.
Nonpoint Nonpoint
Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men The Flood
Of Virtue Heartsounds
Oh, Sleeper Son Of The Morning
Onward To Olympas Indicator
Ophelia's Great Day Destined
Even as part of a subgenre of metalcore that I'm not particularly a fan of, its easy to recognize that OGD are a bit ahead of their peers.
Our Last Night Age Of Ignorance
I'm really pleasantly surprised at how well Our Last Night pulled off the transition to mostly clean vocals. Some really catchy material in here, and, some pretty good riffs here and there too. With that being said, there are too few hard songs on here -- Fate, Send Me To Hell -- and even those aren't hard enough. Throw in a few more hardcore elements and this would've been a phenomenal album. As it is, its still an incredibly enjoyable listen.
Palisades Outcasts
About as good as a generic post-hardcore album with electronics can get
Parkway Drive Ire
Won't be less than a 3.5. Just listened to Fractures and Bottom Feeder. Fractures is a great track and Bottom Feeder is hilariously sophmoric but also pretty tight and will definitely play before wrestling matches.rYeah, definitely a solid 3.5. Dedicated crushes. Love Writing on the Walls as the pop song for kids that it is. Vicious and A Deathless Song are great as well.
Purity Ring Shrines
Raised Fist Dedication
Raised Fist From the North
Red End of Silence
Relistening to this album - it's great. Makes me see how far they've fallen kind've, but maybe the new album will be better than the previews suggest.
Red Innocence and Instinct
Red Until We Have Faces
Red Of Beauty and Rage
Really good album. Definitely a comeback. Feel like I've outgrown them a bit though. Really repetitive at times - like there's almost always a heavy bridge with some occasionally misplaced screaming. Also, vocals are off-melody too often. Still, definitely some interesting songs. Of These Chains is the best slow song they've ever done, in my opinion. The Darkest Part is a great single. Take Me Over is a great poppy track. Gravity Lies and Falling Sky are pretty good, and The Ever is the best track on the album.

The string use is pretty dank all over this.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Reformers Abolish
Unapologetic and heavy with good clean vocals - pretty great and refreshing debut though it could use a bit more variety
Righteous Vendetta Lawless
Although the album may be labeled generic, Righteous Vendetta varies from other metalcore bands in favoring clean vocals far over harsh vocals. The album undoubtedly has boring tracks; yet, it ultimately is a promising debut LP with strong tracks like Defiance, This Pain, and Losing Control.
Ruiner Prepare To Be Let Down
Ruiner I Heard These Dudes Are Assholes
Sea of Trees Envision
This album is definitely worth checking out. Great vocals and just a refreshing approach to metal overall. Bare is my favorite track, but 3,000, Envision, Workaholic, and Coward are also definitely great tracks as well. Better to listen to the whole thing though - I was very surprised at how good this was.
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
Staind Break The Cycle
Staind Staind
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
The Conflagration, House of Gold and Bones, Red City, and Peckinpah are the highlights. Regardless of what you thought before about Stone Sour, check this out.
Storm The Sky Vigilance
Suffer Well Sorrows
Not sure about the concepts or lyrics, but the clean vocals are sick. The guitar is solid too; its a shame that
Century Media sort of screwed them over cause this album probably would've done pretty well.
Sybreed Slave Design
Sybreed Antares
System of a Down Mezmerize
System of a Down Hypnotize
Taking Back Sunday Where You Want To Be
Tear Out The Heart Violence
One of the most surprising albums of the year thus far. Thought it was going to be pretty shitty; it was actually very good. The style has certainly been done before, but rarely this well. Choruses are extremely well done.
Texas in July Texas in July
Personally, in the past I've found their material to be fairly poor. This, however, is a solid album. It is somewhat repetitive, but in my opinion that's mostly the result of no clean vocals, which I'm sure some people are a fan of. If they added occasional cleans, it would definitely bring some variety to the album, but still, solid album.
The Amity Affliction Let the Ocean Take Me
Lost & Fading, Death's Head, and Give it All fucking own. I've been shitting on this band for having crappy harsh vocal verses, but this album totally shut me up.
The Antlers Hospice
The Browning Hypernova
Well, fuck me. Wasn't expecting it, but this album crushes. Synth-work is impeccable.
The Devil Wears Prada Dead Throne
The Foreshadowing Oionos
The Foreshadowing Second World
The Overseer We Search, We Dig
The Overseer Rest and Let Go
Lots of atmosphere. Band takes a step back from their more post-hardcore/ metalcore tendencies and focuses a lot more on ambience. It works out well. Depraved, Give Light to My Eyes, Fragile Wings, and Scarlet Wool are great tracks.
The Plot In You First Born
The Veer Divide The Blackened Sky
Theocracy As the World Bleeds
Thirty Seconds To Mars This Is War
This or the Apocalypse Dead Years
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Three Days Grace Transit of Venus
Not a great band but this is actually pretty good. No standouts like "Animal I Have Become" but its a pretty solid album. Has a more old school rock feel to it, except add electronic elements if that makes sense. Respect their evolution though. Much much better than Life Starts Now
To Speak Of Wolves Find Your Worth, Come Home
Tool Ænima
Vanna Void
Volbeat Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil
Within Temptation The Silent Force
Write This Down Lost Weekend
Despite a few poor tracks and although its occasionally boring, thanks to a few standouts and good songwriting and vocals, this is a great album.
You Me At Six Sinners Never Sleep

3.0 good
10 Years The Autumn Effect
10 Years Division
10 Years Feeding the Wolves
A Hero a Fake Let Oceans Lie
Aliens Ate My Setlist Illusions
Very generic, but pretty interesting anyway. Maybe worth checking out if you're not sickened by electronic
All That Remains This Darkened Heart
Alter Bridge Fortress
Angels and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper
Anti-Mortem New Southern
As I Lay Dying Frail Words Collapse
Asking Alexandria Reckless and Relentless
Lyrics suck, but the album's actually pretty good and well-rounded. Most of the tracks are pretty decent, but no stand-outs. There's a few catchy hooks but not as many as their first album (which had even worse lyrics than this one).
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare
AxeWound Vultures
Its good. Not that similar to BFMV, more like Cancer Bats. Album is a little repetitive, but Cold is good, and Collide is pretty sick.
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Bullet For My Valentine Scream, Aim, Fire
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper
Disappointing, but my expectations were very high despite the miserable singles. rThe singles were two of the worst songs on the album, but there's not many great tracks. There are very few soaring choruses, and the guitars don't live up to Your Betrayal, 4 Words, Your Fist..., etc. on any song. rTears Don't Fall (Part 2) is definitely good, and works a little bit of nostalgia, but it mostly just reminds you of when Bullet was great (a.k.a hand of blood, TDF)rDefinitely some tracks that I will jam to quite a bit like Truth Hurts, Livin Life, Dead to the World, TDF 2, but the rest of the tracks are not very intense or emotional, and suffer from terrible lyricism, the biggest culprits being Leech and Dirty Little Secret.rThis site is kind of a joke for rating it a 1.6, but its not great. rWay more hard rock than metalcore.
Bury Tomorrow Portraits
Capture Reign of Terror
Vast improvement, in my opinion. kind've a fan of Beating the blade and firestarter.
Chelsea Grin Ashes to Ashes
Chevelle Vena Sera
Code Orange Love Is Love // Return To Dust
Comeback Kid Turn It Around
Crossfade Crossfade
Darkest Hour The Eternal Return
Degradead The Monster Within
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
dEMOTIONAL State: In Denial
Device Device
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
Dropkick Murphys The Warrior's Code
Dropkick Murphys Going Out In Style
Emery We Do What We Want
Enter Shikari Take to the Skies
Evans Blue Evans Blue
Fear Factory Obsolete
Feed Her to the Sharks Fortitude
Gideon Costs
Gideon Milestone
Haste the Day Dreamer
Her Name In Blood Her Name In Blood
Album's filled with some pretty kickass riffage. Brought down a bit by some really crappy songs and a need to be Br00tal at times but it has its moments to be sure. If I Melt Away is a great song.
Hollywood Undead Day of the Dead
Let's start out by saying Hollywood Undead is a joke. Let's also say that some of the songs on this album are absolute pop garbage. But now let's also appreciate that War Child will get all the ladies wet, and I'd far rather listen to it than any other dance song. And then let's just admire the good humor of a line like "I get more pussy than a bowl of friskies." Low quality? Yes. Surprisingly enjoyable? Yes. And its very catchy. What makes this album work a bit better for me is the seeming understanding of the band that they're a joke. The poserness is way down.

Tracks to hear: Day of the Dead, War Child, Dark Places, Take Me Home, Does Everybody Have to Die?, Party by Myself, Guzzle Guzzle, Let Go
Hypocrisy End of Disclosure
Ill Nino Till Death, La Familia
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
In Flames Siren Charms
Its not melodeath, or heavy In Flames, but it is still In Flames. The biggest problem with the album is the often uninteresting verses, which have been taken over by the mainstream sound, but the songs are still very well-written and polished. With Eyes Wide Open is a standout for me. Also, I'm feeling like this album is gonna grow bigtime on me given that I hated the singles at first, but I kinda dig them now. Except Rusted Nail's verses blow dick. But if you can get over the fact that the band your listening to released Colony back in the day, then its still a good album.
In This Moment Blood
Would be a phenomenal album if every song wasn't sex-oriented in an annoying, dislikable, slutty fashion.
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
King 810 Midwest Monsters 2
Legacy Depths
Light the Torch The Beauty of Destruction
Limp Bizkit Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Love and Death Chemicals
Machinemade God The Infinity Complex
Manners Escapism
Memphis May Fire Challenger
Miss May I Apologies Are for the Weak
Miss May I Monument
My Epic Behold
Nightmares Suspiria
Album has some very interesting tracks - Carnival of Souls and Enter the Void are particularly captivating. Too bad even those aren't good the whole time. Just cool moments.
Obey the Brave Salvation
Of Mice and Men Restoring Force
Previews honestly sound dope. Very much anticipating this.
Oh, Sleeper When I Am God
Omnium Gatherum Beyond
Otep Ascension
Our Last Night We Will All Evolve
Periphery Clear
Project 86 Wait for the Siren
Ready Set Fall! Memento
Rise Against Appeal to Reason
Scar the Martyr Scar the Martyr
Album's good, but lacking anything really memorable.
SECRETS Fragile Figures
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar
Skillet Awake
Sleeping With Sirens Let's Cheers to This
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Sum 41 Chuck
Sybreed The Pulse of Awakening
Taking Back Sunday Happiness Is
The Amity Affliction Chasing Ghosts
Great album. Pretty surprised they're not very popular. Pretty much like hardcore blink-182 with better lyrics. rrThe bonus track Too Legit To Quit, cover of Born To Die, is best song on the album. So if you haven't heard rthat song, check it out.rEdit: Apparently Too Legit To Quit is now called Born To Die btw.
The Plot In You Could You Watch Your Children Burn
Definitely better than most metalcore albums. There are certainly some poor songs on here, but there are also some good songs, and Troll is great. Lyrical content is somewhat repetitive, there's a very limited amount of catchy hooks, and too much chugging, but its still a good album. Right between a 3 and a 3.5
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Am I the Enemy
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Et Tu, Brute?
The Sorrow Blessings From a Blackened Sky
The Sorrow The Sorrow
The Used Vulnerable
The Word Alive Life Cycles
Thirty Seconds To Mars 30 Seconds to Mars
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Threat Signal Threat Signal
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace One-X
Vanna The Few and the Far Between
Blends chaos and melody pretty well - short on great tracks though.
Volbeat Beyond Hell/Above Heaven
You Me At Six Cavalier Youth
Your Memorial Redirect

2.5 average
10 Years Minus the Machine
A Bullet for Pretty Boy Symbiosis
Really average album. The song Red Medic is really pretty good though. A few others are alright too.
A Day To Remember What Separates Me from You
Angels and Airwaves I-Empire
Angels and Airwaves Love
Angels and Airwaves Love - Part II
Apologies, I Have None London
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Avenged Sevenfold Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
Avenged Sevenfold City of Evil
Being As An Ocean How We Both Wondrously Perish
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Really not that bad; there's some okay songs such as wretched and divine, but extremely bland and the transmission tracks are real cheesy and just kinda shitty.
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Bring Me The Horizon Suicide Season
Chevelle Point #1
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Children of Bodom Halo of Blood
Crown the Empire The Fallout
Defiler Nematocera
Degradead Til Death Do Us Part
Degradead Out of Body Experience
Disturbed Believe
Escape the Fate Escape the Fate
Evans Blue The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume
Evans Blue The Pursuit Begins When This Portrayal of Life Ends
Evans Blue Graveyard of Empires
Fear Factory Archetype
Fear Factory Mechanize
For All Those Sleeping Incomplete Me
Crosses, Red, and My Funeral are really good tracks. The same cannot be said for the rest of the album.
For Today Immortal
From First to Last Dead Trees
Actually sounds really good at times, but its pretty hard to get around how annoying it is - mostly due to exaggerated emotional vocals and ridiculously immature lyrics and then just how high Spencer's voice is.
Haste the Day Burning Bridges
Haste the Day When Everything Falls
Honour Crest Spilled Ink
Kinda sounds like a worse version of City in the Sea. Has some cool moments, but mostly average. In Irons is a
pretty cool intro track, and Undertow is a very good track.
Hopes Die Last Trust No one
I the Mighty Satori
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
Legacy With Peace In Mind
Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV
Linkin Park Living Things
Its pretty good, but that doesn't mean I'm happy with it. Just like everyone else, I'd like to hear some songs that actually have some passion behind them, a little angst. Some good instrumentation, not poppy techno shit. Its impressive that LP can make this sound decent, but it just isn't nearly as good as their former style. And screaming doesn't make a song hard if the instrumentation is still sissy - meaning Lies, greed..., victimized, lost in... Faint was hard, and it had some electro. How bout some of that shit?
Marilyn Manson Born Villain
Mayday Parade Mayday Parade
Memphis May Fire Unconditional
album is honestly surprisingly diverse after the singles. given how forgettable MMF is, not sure if this will stay good, but i enjoyed 1st listen.
Our Last Night The Ghosts Among Us
Parabelle Reassembling the Icons
Parabelle Your Starry Eyes Will Never Make Us Even
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Raised Fist Ignoring The Guidelines
Rise Against The Black Market
Decent album and one of those that I feel like I might like a few years down the road, but my angsty self of today has this to say: "Pussy"
Slipknot Slipknot
Slipknot Iowa
Solution .45 For Aeons Past
Sonic Syndicate Sonic Syndicate
Staind 14 Shades of Grey
Staind Chapter V
Staind The Illusion of Progress
Sybreed God Is an Automaton
Taking Back Sunday Taking Back Sunday
The Amity Affliction Severed Ties
Stairway to hell owns. Other than that, pretty meh. Production is off.
The Browning Burn This World
The Devil Wears Prada With Roots Above and Branches Below
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Primrose Path A History In 9 Parts
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Thousand Foot Krutch Welcome to the Masquerade
To Speak Of Wolves Myself < Letting Go
Touche Amore Is Survived By
Trapt Reborn
Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine
Vampires Everywhere Kiss The Sun Goodbye
Volbeat Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood
We Came As Romans To Plant a Seed
Within Temptation The Unforgiving
Its a fine album. Its just a lot less memorable than their previous work.

2.0 poor
A Day To Remember And Their Name Was Treason
A Day To Remember Homesick
Aiden Disguises
As I Lay Dying Beneath the Encasing of Ashes
Asking Alexandria Under the Influence
I don't know who thought it was a good idea to do covers of classics in the exact same way they were originally. Even Danny tries to imitate the singers completely; only, he can't do it very well. His voice seems to be going as well. Don't know why, but maybe drinking, smoking, drugs, etc. But it is. AA's own song Run Free isn't half bad, but the rest is just worse versions of great songs.
Attack Attack! (US) This Means War
Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Cannot get into this band at all. May be due to my lack of playing an instrument, but sounds like this band is just trying to impress me with their musicianship, but it just sounds like shit. And worse, it seems like they could actually make music that sounded good if they weren't so hellbent on trying to show their musical talents off.
Blink-182 Neighborhoods
Capture Til Death
Much better than everyone suggests. Still not great, but shows some potential if the band grows up and loses the auto tune and atrocious lyricism
Chelsea Grin Desolation of Eden
Chelsea Grin My Damnation
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
Crossfade Falling Away
Crossfade We All Bleed
Dead by April Incomparable
Demon Hunter The World Is a Thorn
Deuce Nine Lives
Hysterical ratings distribution. This album is very catchy, but the lyrics are absolutely atrocious and Deuce can't rap. Only good song is America. All the others have good parts that are ruined by other parts. And Star needs to not be on any songs next time, cause he also is an automatic song ruiner.
Disturbed Asylum
Eminem Recovery
Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour
Escape the Fate Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
Escape the Fate This War Is Ours
Escape the Fate Ungrateful
Evanescence The Open Door
Evanescence Evanescence
Fallen was sick; this is not. Its not totally horrible, its just one of the least memorable albums in a while for me. And one of the most disappointing.
Falling in Reverse The Drug in Me Is You
Fear Factory Transgression
Five Finger Death Punch American Capitalist
Flyleaf Memento Mori
For the Fallen Dreams Back Burner
For Today Fight the Silence
Hands Like Houses Ground Dweller
I See Stars Digital Renegade
Ill Nino Dead New World
Miss May I At Heart
This has gotta be the most frustrating album I've heard in a while. The band is pretty much doing everything I want: staying melodic while busting out a bunch of sick hard riffs; however, the cleans, although I love cleans in metal, are atrocious. Need a new clean singer so bad, so bad. Neff should keep his job as bassist and they should just get a clean vocalist.
Muse Drones
Nightwish Imaginaerum
Very underwhelming; this band was spectacular with Tarja. They are no longer without her.
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Purity Ring Another Eternity
Raised Fist Fuel
Red Release the Panic
Damage is one of my favorite tracks they've done hands down. Howard Benson is a fucker for sure, and there definitely not enough strings, but they're still present at times. Glass House, As You Go, and If We Only are other decent tracks. As a whole, definitely disappointing.
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You
Rise Against Endgame
SECRETS The Ascent
Sleeping With Sirens Feel
Sonic Syndicate Love and Other Disasters
Sum 41 Screaming Bloody Murder
Taking Back Sunday New Again
The Sorrow Origin of the Storm
The Used Lies for the Liars
Thousand Foot Krutch Set It Off
Veil of Maya Eclipse
Volbeat Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies
Whitechapel Our Endless War
Woe, Is Me Number[s]
Young Guns Ones and Zeros

1.5 very poor
Abandon All Ships Geeving
Abandon All Ships Malocchio
All That Remains A War You Cannot Win
Tried so hard to like this album, but couldn't. It also has just gotten worse over time. TFOI was incredible, Overcome was good, FWAM was incredible too, and now this is just so far below those. Its extremely disappointing. I'm totally for clean vocals too, just the guitar sucks comparatively, and the vocals are not catchy, not aggressive, and just weaker. Damn... Its fine, just not for ATR
Asking Alexandria Life Gone Wild
Asking Alexandria Stepped Up and Scratched
Attack Attack! (US) Attack Attack!
Betraying the Martyrs The Hurt, the Divine, the Light
Born of Osiris Tomorrow We Die Alive
Breathe Carolina Savages
Album blows but I kinda like Sellouts. Couple catchy tunes, but mostly pure trash.
Bring Me The Horizon Count Your Blessings
Bring Me The Horizon That's the Spirit
Capture Capture the Crown
Tracks 2 and 4 are atrocious. Songs 1 and 3 have some catchy clean vocals and some real shitty parts.
Overall: shitty. not as bad as this site makes them seem though. they're just hysterically generic.
Children of Bodom Blooddrunk
Children of Bodom Relentless Reckless Forever
Eminem Encore
Eminem Relapse
Eminem Relapse: Refill
Emmure Speaker of the Dead
Fear Factory Digimortal
Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
Flyleaf Between the Stars
For the Fallen Dreams Wasted Youth
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy
I See Stars 3D
I See Stars The End of the World Party
Issues Black Diamonds
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Miss May I Rise of the Lion
this band needs new vocals more than any band ever. Oh my, they are so bad. The worst part is the choruses
are catchy, but they're sung like absolute shit. Weird that the best songs on the album are all bonus tracks
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Myka Relocate Lies to Light the Way
Papa Roach The Connection
So weak. Softer than I expected, which was pretty soft. Lots of electronics on this album too. I guess if that's
your style, you might like it, but its not mine.

A few decent songs; won't let up, where did the angels go, silence is the enemy are catchy as hell. Problem is
that the rest are big time shiiit and whole album is poppy as shit. Last resort dominates these tracks.
Sick Puppies Connect
Skillet Rise
Sonic Syndicate Burn This City
Soulfly Savages
The Acacia Strain Death Is the Only Mortal
The Antlers Familiars
This might be beautifully put together, but the fact is that it doesn't come close to capturing the emotional power of a song like The Kettering at any point. It is unbearably bland and homogenous in my opinion. Can't believe I even managed to listen to the whole thing. This is honestly one of the most underwhelming albums I've ever heard in my life. Musicianship aside, this fucking sucks.
The Used Imaginary Enemy
How far this band has fallen since Artwork, which in my opinion is one of the most underrated grower albums ever. This album just really really blows. Very soft and uninspired and overly polished in a bad way. Only track really worth checking out is the Revolution.
Thirty Seconds To Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
Despite liking some of this band's material, this album sucks. A lot. Missing all angst of former albums in favor of poppy electronic bullshit, and conquistador has shitty production.
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now
Three Days Grace Human
Super weak and uninspired. Very catchy, but the lyrics are laughable and the amount of repetition is embarrassing.
Vampires Everywhere Hellbound And Heartless
We Came As Romans Understanding What We've Grown to Be
Whitechapel A New Era of Corruption
Whitechapel Whitechapel
Woe, Is Me Genesi[s]

1.0 awful
A Hero a Fake The Future Again
Abandon All Ships Infamous
All That Remains The Order of Things
Album sounds like the soundtrack to power rangers.

Its not that I was expecting The Fall of Ideals. Its that this album is literally a joke. A bigger joke than the pop albums of today. There's so many parts of this that are laughable. If this was genuine, I'd like it. It sounds great sometimes. But its just a joke. When he says "desperate times require desperate measures now" in fiat empire for example, clearly just bent the lyrics to fit the melodic structure of the song. It doesn't even fit. And I thought that song sounded great overall. But the whole album is just such a fake piece of garbage. This was Phil stimulating his ego and nothing more. That's why it sucks.

A reason for me to fight and fiat empire are like the catchiest thing ever to me. The problem was not the music (well, it was, but...), the problem was its apparent lack of sincerity. Not the face to face lying kind, but the kind like a teenager struggling to hide from themselves in a disorderly attachment to a false sense of pride.
Blood on the Dance Floor It's Hard to Be a Diamond...
Blood on the Dance Floor Let's Start a Riot
Blood on the Dance Floor EPIC
Blood on the Dance Floor All the Rage
Blood on the Dance Floor Evolution
Emmure The Respect Issue
Emmure Felony
Emmure Slave to the Game
Emmure Eternal Enemies
Foster the People Torches
I probably shouldn't even be rating this but I need to because pumped up kicks always gets played, and it make me so unhappy. I hate that song.
Hollywood Undead Desperate Measures
Issues Issues
Korn The Path of Totality
Lil Wayne Rebirth
Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra
Lou Reed and Metallica Lulu
Gotta be the worst and most disappointing album ever made by anybody half-decent. And Metallica is great. This just blows hard though.
Muse The 2nd Law
Watching a tortoise walk for forty minutes is better than this. This is wretched. Muse, are you serious? You used to have some decent songs.
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
Otep Hydra
Album should be called "The Talking Like A Fucked Up Teenage Girl Album." Literally more than half this album is talking. It sucks. Hard. And I like a few songs by her too.
Six Feet Under Graveyard Classics
Almost the worst thing ever - just behind famine, war, poverty, and intolerance
Sonic Syndicate We Rule the Night
The Acacia Strain Above/Below
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Lonely Road
Thousand Foot Krutch Oxygen: Inhale
Yeah, that's right. A straight fucking one for this piece of shit. Probably the simplest, most uninspired album I've heard of the year, and definitely the pussiest. All shitty pop ballads basically with the exception of a few straight forward below average rock songs. Hard to describe how much this blows - couldn't even really sit through the whole thing. Had to skip a few parts of some songs. It really sucks that bad.

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