illuminatus917
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Last Active 06-16-14 8:37 pm
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Average Rating: 3.44
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Objectivity Score: 77%
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5.0 classic
Agalloch The Mantle
Tip the cup, feed the fire. And forget about useless fucking hope...
Agalloch Ashes Against the Grain
Desolate forests, fallen snow, dying bloodbirds, Agalloch's fortress has never burned brighter. This is their magnum opus to date and the best metal album of the new millennium.
Overmars Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo
Destroy all dreamers who dream of the same thing more than once... Alas! I have dreamed of this album a thousand times because it's one of the best in metal ever.
The Seven Mile Journey Notes for the Synthesis
As close to perfect post-rock as you'll get from any band not named Godspeed You! Black Emperor or A Silver Mt. Zion. Enter a mind trying to come to terms with its insanity.

4.5 superb
*shels Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
A journey across a land very different than our own, and a mind-altering experience that shows the heights post-rock/metal can soar to. Like the air conditioning inside your house that greets you after a day spent in hundred degree heat, Butterflies on Lucy's Way is musical therapy.
Acherontas Ma-IoN 'Formulas Of Reptilian Unification'
There is some seriously sinister shit going on here. Really, most black metal albums are relatively mild compared to this. Would strongly advise not playing this with grandma in the car. The vocals are strong, the production value is high, the percussion is everywhere (their drummer is very talented). This is a top notch dark arts album.
Ahab The Giant
For a genre that's usually a hard pill to swallow for even the most open-minded listeners, funeral doom doesn't produce music this well done very often.
Alcest Écailles De Lune
The crowning achievement of black metal and post-rock fusion, creating one of the most gorgeous and emotional albums I've ever heard. Few blastbeats, and absolutely no pounding "D" chords played over and over (retreat!, Whitechapel fans, retreat!). Thank you Neige and co. for this work of art.
Cormorant Metazoa
Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
Falls of Rauros The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood
One of the best and most criminally underrated black metal albums of this millennium.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Loss Despond
The last track, "Silent and Completely Overcome," features guest vocalist Brett Campbell (from Pallbearer), who provides the only clean vocals on the album, and man, they're fantastic. "I do not remember depression such as this" will echo in your mind long after it fades into The Irreparable Act.
Maybeshewill Sing The Word Hope In Four-Part Harmony
Pallbearer Sorrow And Extinction
In this harsh world of deception, I will stand up once more, and find within myself the strength to stumble again.
pg.lost Key
Solstafir Otta
SubRosa More Constant Than The Gods
Summer Fades Away We Meet the Last Time, Then Departure
Excellent post-rock with Eastern folksy influence.
We Lost the Sea Departure Songs
"The future doesn't belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave."

4.0 excellent
Agalloch Marrow of the Spirit
Baroness Yellow and Green
Bloodiest Descent
Borgne Royaume des Ombres
Borgne's best album to date. "All These Screams Through Me" is one of the best songs of 2012.
Burzum Fallen
Explosions in the Sky All of a Sudden, I Miss Everyone
Leeches of Lore Frenzy, Ecstacy
Les Discrets Ariettes Oubliees...
Matryoshka Zatracenie
Maybeshewill Not For Want Of Trying
Mournful Congregation The Book of Kings
Necros Christos Doom of the Occult
Nicole Atkins Neptune City
Om Advaitic Songs
Ordog Remorse
Overmars Born Again
Saor Aura
Saturnalia Temple Aion of Drakon
Skagos Ast
Skagos Anarchic
Sorne House of Stone
Starkweather and Overmars Starkweather/Overmars
SubRosa No Help for the Mighty Ones
Summer Fades Away Unkind Time, Beautiful Memory
Tides From Nebula Earthshine
Triptykon Melana Chasmata
Weakling Dead as Dreams
Wolves In The Throne Room Malevolent Grain
Yndi Halda Under Summer

3.5 great
Aptorian Demon Libertus
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Autopsy Macabre Eternal
Black Oath The Third Aeon
Cliff Dweller Ghosts of the Dust Bowl
Cormorant Dwellings
Crimson Mourn Bring Your Desires Here
Cross Vault Spectres of Revocable Loss
Deafheaven Roads to Judah
Dodsengel Imperator
Ea Ea
Enisum Arpitanian Lands
Epta Astera Semper Reformanda
In Bach's own time the ornate and bombastic baroque style offered a similar temptation.
Explosions in the Sky How Strange, Innocence
FareWell Poetry Hoping for the Invisible to Ignite
Furia Marzannie, Królowej Polski
Ides of Gemini Constantinople
Not as good as Black Math Horseman's Wyllt, but still pretty damn good.
If These Trees Could Talk Above the Earth, Below the Sky
Industries of the Blind Chapter 1: Had We Known Better
A full-length of 'I Just Wanted to Make You Something Beautiful' caliber material would be a 5-star record.
InThyFlesh Claustrophobia
One of the BM underground's better kept secrets.
Jakob Sines
KYPCK Ниже (Below)
Lunar Aurora Hoagascht
Maybeshewill Japanese Spy Transcript EP
Take an impromptu stroll through the rain in the middle of the night and save someone from being raped.
Mgla With Hearts Toward None
Moonlit Sailor Colors in Stereo
Profetus As All Seasons Die
Sentimen Beltza Zulo beltz eta sakon honetan
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Taake Noregs Vaapen
Thantifaxath Sacred White Noise
Tombs Path of Totality
Vastum Carnal Law
Wolves In The Throne Room Two Hunters
Wolves In The Throne Room Diadem Of 12 Stars
Wolves In The Throne Room Celestial Lineage
Wolves In The Throne Room Black Cascade

3.0 good
Akhlys The Dreaming I
Aramid Obsidian
Atriarch Ritual of Passing
Baroness Purple
Batushka Litourgiya
Black Moth The Killing Jar
Black Oath To Below and Beyond
Caspian Dust and Disquiet
Dark Funeral Where Shadows Forever Reign
Deathspell Omega Drought
Emptiness Nothing but the Whole
Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth...
Falls of Rauros Believe in No Coming Shore
Giant Squid Minoans
Howls of Ebb Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest
Julia Holter Have You In My Wilderness
Mastodon The Hunter
Maybeshewill I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
Negative Plane Stained Glass Revelations
Nortt Galgenfrist
Pallbearer Foundations of Burden
Panopticon Kentucky
Rahu Caput Draconis
Rahu The Quest for the Vajra of Shadows
Satan's Host By The Hands of The Devil
The Flight of Sleipnir Essence of Nine
Vanum Realm of Sacrifice
Wolves In The Throne Room Demo
Wolvhammer The Obsidian Plains

2.5 average
Aevangelist Enthrall to the Void of Bliss
Agalloch Faustian Echoes
Alcest Les Voyages De L'Âme
All the Empires of the World Old Gods, Old Worlds, Old Wounds
Atriarch Forever the End
Behexen The Poisonous Path
Explosions in the Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Explosions in the Sky The Wilderness
Fen Carrion Skies
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Krallice Diotima
Krallice Years Past Matter
Lluvia Eternidad Solemne
Lycus Chasms
Morbus Chron Sweven
Omega Massif Karpatia
Sigur Ros Valtari
Triumvir Foul Triumvir Foul
Wildernessking Mystical Future

2.0 poor
Burzum Umskiptar
Cross Vault The All​-Consuming
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
Mumford and Sons Babel
Tortoise The Catastrophist

1.5 very poor
Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus
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