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Average Rating: 3.95
Rating Variance: 0.80
Objectivity Score: 64%
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5.0 classic
Anathema Serenades
Anathema The Crestfallen
Dimmu Borgir Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
Dismember Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Evoken Quietus
Evoken Antithesis of Light
Evoken Atra Mors
Forbidden Twisted into Form
In Flames The Jester Race
Katatonia Viva Emptiness
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
Katatonia Dance of December Souls
Katatonia Jhva Elohim Meth... the Revival
Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Megadeth Rust in Peace
My Dying Bride Turn Loose the Swans
My Dying Bride Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium
Opeth Orchid
Opeth Blackwater Park
Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse
Paradise Lost Gothic
Paradise Lost Lost Paradise

4.5 superb
Anathema Judgement
Anathema Alternative 4
Anathema The Silent Enigma
Dark Angel Darkness Descends
Dark Angel Leave Scars
Dismember Indecent & Obscene
Forbidden Forbidden Evil
Grey Skies Fallen Two Way Mirror
Isole Forevermore
Isole Silent Ruins
Katatonia For Funerals to Come...
Katatonia Night Is the New Day
Mayhem Wolf's Lair Abyss
Mayhem Chimera
Mayhem Deathcrush
Mayhem Ordo ad Chao
My Dying Bride As the Flower Withers
Opeth Damnation
Paradise Lost Draconian Times
Paradise Lost Symbol Of Life

4.0 excellent
Anathema A Natural Disaster
Anathema Weather Systems
Dark Angel Time Does Not Heal
Dimmu Borgir Stormblast
Dismember Death Metal
Dismember Hate Campaign
Dismember Where Ironcrosses Grow
Evoken Shades of Night Descending
Evoken Embrace the Emptiness
Forbidden Omega Wave
Grey Skies Fallen Tomorrow's In Doubt
In Flames Whoracle
In Flames Lunar Strain
Isole Throne of Void
Isole Bliss of Solitude
Isole Born from Shadows
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Katatonia Discouraged Ones
Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Katatonia Sounds of Decay
Mayhem Grand Declaration of War
My Dying Bride The Angel and the Dark River
My Dying Bride Like Gods of the Sun
Opeth Morningrise
Opeth Deliverance
Opeth Ghost Reveries
Paradise Lost Icon

3.5 great
Anathema A Fine Day to Exit
Anathema Pentecost III
Anathema We're Here Because We're Here
Ceremonium Into The Autumn Shade
Dark Angel Live Scars
Dimmu Borgir For All Tid
Dismember Massive Killing Capacity
Evoken A Caress of the Void
Grey Skies Fallen The Fate Of Angels
Katatonia Dead End Kings
My Dying Bride The Light at the End of the World
Opeth Still Life
Opeth Watershed
Paradise Lost In Requiem
Paradise Lost Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us

3.0 good
Divine Silence Promise You
I remember purchasing this album a while back from eBay, under the impression that Aaron from My Dying Bride was musically involved. Turns out, he was just the album cover artist (and what a great job he did). Anyway, it has been a while since I have listened to Promise You, and I decided to refresh my memory, as well as give this unknown band a little well deserved publicity. The first track is no doubt the weakest on the disc, starting off with a very happy, late 90's Paradise Lost sounding riff. The album only gets better from there, as it becomes a little darker. Stand out tracks are To Live or Die and Reflections. The closing track, A Day From You, returns to the major key joyful feel that began the disc, yet concludes with an incredible, emotional ending. As a whole, this is a solid album. The guitar work is very good, solid bass lines, and male vocals that range from haunting spoken word passages to brutal death metal growls. The only drawbacks on Promise You are the flat female vocals and the drumming, which is pretty good, but very repetitive and uneventful. The tempo on Promise You rarely changes, which makes it a little more like a gothic rather than a metal band. Fans of mid 90's Paradise Lost, Anathema, and Katatonia would surely like this, but I can't help but think it could have been better.
Megadeth The System Has Failed
My Dying Bride The Dreadful Hours
My Dying Bride Songs of Darkness, Words of Light
My Dying Bride A Line of Deathless Kings
My Dying Bride For Lies I Sire
Opeth Heritage
I realize this album has been out for a year or so, but I just recently picked it up. Due to all of it's mixed reviews, it was never at the top of my priority list. Opeth has always been a more daring metal band. Ever since their classic debut Orchid, they have separated themselves from what is typical in extreme metal. Heritage seems to take that mantra a little too far. Post Damnation era Opeth has been getting more and more progressive rock sounding, and Heritage is as prog rock as it gets. Opeth went as far as not having any death metal vocals on this album, which served as a great duality with their previous two releases. Heritage is not to be confused with the Damnation, which was meant to (in my opinion) be a mellow, dreamy album. I would never called Heritage a bad album though, as the musicianship contained within is top notch (as always with Opeth), and song structure very creative. I just found it a little too progressive rock sounding for my taste. If there is one thing Opeth can never be accused of though, it being a stale band. Face it, no one wants to hear Orchid or Blackwater Park over and over again, but sometimes a band can push the envelope a little too much. Fans of Mikael Akerfeldt's primary influences will surely devour this.
Paradise Lost Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost Shades of God
Paradise Lost Tragic Idol

2.5 average
My Dying Bride 34.788%... Complete
Novembers Doom Amid Its Hallowed Mirth
Novembers Doom Aphotic
Paradise Lost Host
Paradise Lost Believe In Nothing
Paradise Lost One Second
Texas Hippie Coalition Peacemaker

2.0 poor
Novembers Doom Of Sculptured Ivy And Stone Flowers

1.5 very poor
Slipknot Antennas to Hell

1.0 awful
Asking Alexandria Stand Up and Scream
Dying Fetus Reign Supreme

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