Christopher Geriak

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Last Active 11-20-17 8:00 pm
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5.0 classic
Anberlin Devotion
Arcane Roots Blood & Chemistry
Arcane Roots Melancholia Hymns
Whoever says this has no emotion hasn't listened to this album. By far my favorite of the year.
August Burns Red Found in Far Away Places
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Caspian Dust and Disquiet
Converge Jane Doe
Damien Rice My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Darkest Hour Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora
Devin Townsend Project Addicted
Devin Townsend Project Transcendence
Earthside A Dream In Static
where the fuck did this come from?
Front Line Assembly Tactical Neural Implant
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada
In Flames Reroute to Remain
In Flames Colony
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Kamelot The Black Halo
Kamelot Epica
Kamelot Karma
Leprous Tall Poppy Syndrome
Leprous Bilateral
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park Meteora
Low Roar 0
Mycelia Dawn
This album, which features a deathcore/djent band, has a 13 minute song called "Drop The Baby", and it's one of the best metal songs of the year.
Norma Jean Polar Similar
O'Brother Garden Window
Paul Simon Graceland
Pearl Jam Ten
Pentakill II: Grasp of The Undying
Say what you will about a virtual band based on League of Legends and how cheesy/dumb it is, this is one of the best metal albums of the year.
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Rhapsody of Fire Power of the Dragonflame
Sigur Ros Takk...
Steven Price Gravity
Stevens / Dessner / Muhly / McAlister Planetarium
Swallow the Sun Songs From The North I, II & III
System of a Down Toxicity
The Dear Hunter Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional
Trophy Scars Holy Vacants
Ulver The Assassination of Julius Caesar
Vektor Terminal Redux

4.5 superb
10 Years The Autumn Effect
10 Years (How to Live) As Ghosts
Their best since The Autumn Effect. Wantland's return, Rasckulinecz's production, and what might be Jesse's best vocal performance to date, (how to live) As Ghosts not only marks a return to form for 10 Years, but a new chapter for the band that contains a very bright future.
All Human Teenagers, You Don't Have to Die
Alter Bridge Blackbird
Amorphis Under the Red Cloud
Anberlin Cities
Anberlin Vital
Animals As Leaders The Joy of Motion
Animals As Leaders The Madness of Many
August Burns Red Rescue & Restore
August Burns Red Phantom Anthem
Becoming The Archetype The Physics Of Fire
Bjork Homogenic
Bjork Vulnicura
Blind Guardian Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New Science Fiction
Sowing's Brand New blue balls have finally been cured
Breaking Benjamin Phobia
Caspian Waking Season
Coheed and Cambria From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness
Converge You Fail Me
Converge No Heroes
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Converge I Can Tell You About Pain
Converge The Dusk in Us
Dark Tranquillity Fiction
Darkest Hour Undoing Ruin
Darkest Hour Deliver Us
Deftones Diamond Eyes
Deftones Koi No Yokan
Demon Hunter The Triptych
Demon Hunter True Defiance
Demon Hunter Extremist
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Project Deconstruction
Devin Townsend Project Holding Patterns
Dragonland Astronomy
Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Epica The Quantum Enigma
Fallujah The Flesh Prevails
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Fen Winter
Flogging Molly Within a Mile of Home
Flogging Molly Drunken Lullabies
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress'
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Luciferian Towers
Gojira From Mars to Sirius
Hans Zimmer Interstellar
movie and soundtrack rule
Haywyre The Voyage
Haywyre Infinite
Haywyre Draw The Line
Heaven Shall Burn Antigone
Heaven Shall Burn Veto
Hey Rosetta! Plan Your Escape
Hey Rosetta! Seeds
In Flames The Jester Race
In Flames Whoracle
Insomnium Above the Weeping World
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Justin Hurwitz La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Kamelot One Cold Winter's Night
Kamelot Haven
Killswitch Engage Alive or Just Breathing
Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
Leprous Coal
Leprous The Congregation
Leprous Malina
Leprous (almost) completely abandon their heavier side for a more moody and ambient sound. It may be a bit disappointing for fans of their earlier work, but the album is still loaded with gorgeous moments, particularly in the second half.
Living Sacrifice Reborn
Living Sacrifice Ghost Thief
Lost Ubikyst in Apeiron Abstruse Imbeciles Nailed on Slavery
Manchester Orchestra A Black Mile to the Surface
Mercury Switch If You Love Me, You'd Take Me to the City
Meshuggah Chaosphere
Meshuggah The Violent Sleep of Reason
mewithoutYou Brother, Sister
mewithoutYou Pale Horses
definitely their best since Brother, Sister
Moonsorrow Verisakeet
Moonsorrow Kivenkantaja
Mycelia Obey
Ne Obliviscaris Urn
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Nigel Stanford Solar Echoes
Nine Inch Nails The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
Nine Inch Nails Broken
Nothing But Thieves Nothing But Thieves
Nothing But Thieves Broken Machine
dare I say, this band is better than anything that Muse as ever done.
O'Brother Disillusion
O'Brother Endless Light
Oh, Sleeper Children Of Fire
Olafur Arnalds ...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
Persefone Core
Persefone Shin-Ken
Porcupine Tree In Absentia
Porcupine Tree Deadwing
Queens of the Stone Age Lullabies to Paralyze
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Roots
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Branches
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Leaves
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool
Red Innocence and Instinct
Relient K Two Lefts Dont Make a Right But Three Do
Relient K Five Score and Seven Years Ago
Rhapsody of Fire Symphony of Enchanted Lands II
Rhapsody of Fire The Frozen Tears of Angels
Scar Symmetry Holographic Universe
Serenity in Murder The Eclipse
Sigur Ros Agætis byrjun
Sigur Ros ( )
Sigur Ros Valtari
Sigur Ros Kveikur
SikTh The Future in Whose Eyes?
Silent Planet Everything Was Sound
This blows their debut completely out of the water.
Skinny Puppy VIVIsectVI
Skinny Puppy Too Dark Park
Sleepmakeswaves Love of Cartography
Soilwork Natural Born Chaos
Soilwork The Living Infinite
Soilwork The Ride Majestic
Steven Wilson Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Steven Wilson To the Bone
Strapping Young Lad City
System of a Down System of a Down
System of a Down Hypnotize
Thank You Scientist Maps of Non-Existent Places
Thank You Scientist Stranger Heads Prevail
The Afters Never Going Back To Okay
The Dear Hunter Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum (Complete Collection)
The Dear Hunter Black
The Dear Hunter Violet
The Dear Hunter Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Dillinger Escape Plan Dissociation
The Mercury Tree Permutations
It's almost as if Animals as Leaders fused with Thank You Scientist and Porcupine Tree. It's technically brilliant, visceral, and weird as fuck. I love it.
The Mercury Tree Freeze In Phantom Form
This band really is the next "Porcupine Tree" in the best way possible, and this album proves it. 'Proteus' is arguably one of the best prog/psychedelic rock songs in recent memory.
The Mercury Tree Countenance
The National High Violet
The National Sleep Well Beast
The Wonder Years The Greatest Generation
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Always Foreign
Thousand Foot Krutch Welcome to the Masquerade
Threshold Legends of the Shires
Thrice Vheissu
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. II: Water
Toby Fox Undertale Soundtrack
Tool Ænima
Trivium Shogun
Vektor Black Future
Votum :KTONIK:
Wolves at the Gate VxV
Wolves in the Throne Room Two Hunters
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis
Zao The Well-Intentioned Virus

4.0 excellent
10 Years Division
10 Years Feeding the Wolves
A Perfect Circle Thirteenth Step
A Slow Descent Encased in Ice and Sealed in Snow
Agent Fresco Destrier
Alcest Kodama
Alexandre Desplat Godzilla
All That Remains The Fall of Ideals
Alter Bridge AB III
Alter Bridge Fortress
Totally worth your time. Just an overall great album.
Amon Amarth Twilight of the Thunder God
Amorphis Silent Waters
Amorphis Skyforger
Amorphis The Beginning of Times
Amorphis Circle
Anberlin New Surrender
Anberlin Dark Is the Way, Light Is a Place
Anberlin Lowborn
Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders
Arcane Known/Learned
Arcane Roots Heaven and Earth
Architects All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Argyle Park Misguided (Remastered)
As Cities Burn Come Now Sleep
As I Lay Dying An Ocean Between Us
As I Lay Dying The Powerless Rise
Ashes Remain Chirstmas
AtteroTerra Humanicide Directive
August Burns Red Messengers
August Burns Red Constellations
August Burns Red Sleddin' Hill
Avantasia Ghostlights
Ayreon The Source
Artuma is too hipster for this
Blind Guardian Imaginations from the Other Side
Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time
Blue Stahli Blue Stahli
Brand New Deja Entendu
Brand New Daisy
Breaking Benjamin We Are Not Alone
Breaking Benjamin Dark Before Dawn
Breaking Orbit The Time Traveller
Caligula's Horse In Contact
Celldweller Celldweller
Celldweller End of an Empire
Celldweller Wish Upon A Blackstar (Deluxe Edition)
Chevelle Vena Sera
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes
Chevelle La Gárgola
Chevelle The North Corridor
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
Circa Survive Descensus
Circa Survive The Amulet
Circle of Dust Circle of Dust (Remastered)
Circle of Dust Brainchild (Remastered)
Coheed and Cambria The Second Stage Turbine Blade
Coheed and Cambria No World for Tomorrow
Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension
Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Descension
Cold Year Of The Spider
Corelia Nostalgia
Crosses Crosses
Crossfade We All Bleed
Dark Tranquillity Atoma
Darkest Hour Darkest Hour
David Bowie Blackstar
Dead Letter Circus This Is The Warning
Deftones White Pony
Deftones Around the Fur
Deftones Deftones
Deftones Gore
Demon Hunter Summer of Darkness
Demon Hunter Storm the Gates of Hell
Devin Townsend Terria
Devin Townsend Infinity
Devin Townsend Ziltoid the Omniscient
Devin Townsend Project Ki
Devin Townsend Project Z2
Disarmonia Mundi Cold Inferno
Disciple (USA-TN) Southern Hospitality
Disperse Foreword
Disturbed Ten Thousand Fists
DragonForce Reaching into Infinity
Dragonland Under the Grey Banner
Dream Theater Images and Words
Dream Theater Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater A Change of Seasons
Dream Theater Octavarium
Dream Theater The Astonishing
dredg El Cielo
Egypt Central White Rabbit
Epica The Holographic Principle
Evanescence Fallen
Every Time I Die Low Teens
Face The King Once More Is All I Am
Fallujah Dreamless
Far Beyond A Frozen Flame of Ice
A great mixture of some of the best elements of melodic death metal and power metal put together into one album. It's almost as if Wintersun and Rhapsody of Fire had a child. Plus the song about Skyrim is fucking rad.
Fatal FE New Horizon
finally realizing their potential, this is their best release yet.
Fates Warning Theories of Flight
Fear Factory Obsolete
Fear Factory Mechanize
Fight the Fade Second Horizon
Awful band name aside, this is a surprisingly enjoyable record that's both memorable and consistent, and contains one hell of a vocal performance.
Fight the Fade Fight The Fade
Fight the Fade mature their sound to deliver an excellent sophomore effort, but more importantly, a surprisingly unique record for the Christian rock genre.
Fightstar One Day Son This Will All Be Yours
Fightstar Behind the Devil's Back
Flogging Molly Swagger
Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Concrete and Gold
Just realized the symbol on the cover are two F's
Front Line Assembly Artificial Soldier
Front Line Assembly Millennium
Front Line Assembly Hard Wired
Front Line Assembly Implode
Front Line Assembly Caustic Grip
Front Line Assembly Gashed Senses & Crossfire
Front Line Assembly Echogenetic
Galneryus One For All - All For One
Gates Bloom and Breathe
God Is an Astronaut All Is Violent, All Is Bright
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Gorillaz Demon Days
Haken The Mountain
Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King
Haywyre Encompassing EP
Heaven Shall Burn Whatever It May Take
Heaven Shall Burn vs. Caliban The Split Program II
Hey Rosetta! Into Your Lungs (And Around in Your Heart and on
Hey Rosetta! Second Sight
Hiatus Kaiyote Choose Your Weapon
Hurt Vol. II
I the Mighty Satori
In Flames Soundtrack to Your Escape
In Flames Clayman
In Flames Come Clarity
Insomnium Since the Day It All Came Down
Insomnium Shadows of the Dying Sun
Insomnium Winter's Gate
Intronaut The Direction of Last Things
Jimmy Eat World Integrity Blues
Jorn Life on Death Road
It's almost like a modern take on the pinnacle of rock and metal from the 80s
Kamelot Silverthorn
I may have only listened to one song, but I can tell, this'll be a great album. Tommy sounds so much like Roy, it's amazing.
Kamelot Silverthorn: Limited Edition
There's nothing really exciting about this box set, except for the bonus disk and the story book, so you'd have to be a die hard fan to die to get this and love it. But hey, the album is great, it is nice to get a couple of bonus tracks, and the story is a good read! If you love the album, I'd say try and get this if you get a chance, because remember it's limited edition.
Karnivool Themata
Karnivool Sound Awake
Killer Be Killed Killer Be Killed
Killswitch Engage The End of Heartache
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage
Killswitch Engage Disarm the Descent
Killswitch Engage Incarnate
Lamb of God Ashes of the Wake
Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Linkin Park The Hunting Party
Not exactly a "return to base form" as everyone would think.
Living Sacrifice The Hammering Process
Living Sacrifice Conceived In Fire
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything to Nothing
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mastodon Cold Dark Place
Meshuggah Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah Catch Thirtythree
Mew +-
Mew Visuals
mewithoutYou A to B: Life
mewithoutYou Catch For Us the Foxes
mewithoutYou Ten Stories
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Modest Mouse Strangers to Ourselves
Mudvayne L.D. 50
Muse Origin of Symmetry
Mutemath Vitals
Mutemath Play Dead
best played while under the influence of some good ole weed
My Chemical Romance The Black Parade
Nigel Stanford Automatica
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks
Nine Inch Nails Not the Actual Events
Nine Inch Nails Add Violence
Nine Lashes Escape
Norma Jean Wrongdoers
Nothing More Nothing More
O'Brother The Death of Day
Olafur Arnalds Eulogy for Evolution
Pain of Salvation In the Passing Light of Day
Paramore Riot!
Pathfinder Beyond the Space, Beyond the Time
Persefone Spiritual Migration
Persefone Aathma
Porcupine Tree Signify
Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream
Porcupine Tree The Incident
Protest the Hero Kezia
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Queens of the Stone Age Villains
Ra Critical Mass
Radical Face The Family Tree: The Bastards
Radiohead OK Computer
Ready Set Fall! Memento
Red End of Silence
Red Release the Panic
Relient K The Anatomy of Tongue In Cheek
Relient K Forget and Not Slow Down
Relient K Air For Free
Rhapsody of Fire Symphony of Enchanted Lands
Rhapsody of Fire Dawn of Victory
Rhapsody of Fire Legendary Tales
Rhapsody of Fire From Chaos to Eternity
Rhapsody of Fire Into The Legend
Roly Porter Third Law
Rosetta A Determinism of Morality
Rosetta Quintessential Ephemera
Saor Guardians
Saosin Along the Shadow
There are a couple songs that feel a little too much like Circa Survive but everything else is pretty solid
Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
Seventh Wonder The Great Escape
Shinedown The Sound of Madness
Sigur Ros Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
Silent Planet Lastsleep (1944-1946)
Sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Sleepmakeswaves Made Of Breath Only
So Hideous Laurestine
Soilwork Stabbing the Drama
Soilwork Death Resonance
Soundtrack (Film) The Hunger Games
Steven Wilson The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Steven Wilson 4 1/2
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 1
Stone Sour House of Gold and Bones - Part 2
Stone Sour Hydrograd
"Song #3" isn't song number 3
Sufjan Stevens Carrie and Lowell
Sugary Sweet Machines Controlled Breathing
Sugary Sweet Machines Deformity Disco
Swallow the Sun New Moon
Sybreed Slave Design
Sybreed Antares
Sylvaine Wistful
fucking gorgeous
Symphony X Paradise Lost
System of a Down Steal This Album!
TesseracT One
TesseracT Polaris
The Black Dahlia Murder Nocturnal
The Black Dahlia Murder Nightbringers
The Contortionist Exoplanet
The Dear Hunter Act I: The Lake South, the River North
The Dear Hunter Act III: Life and Death
The Dear Hunter The Color Spectrum
The Dear Hunter Indigo
The Dear Hunter Green
The Dear Hunter Red
The Dear Hunter Yellow
The Dear Hunter White
The Dear Hunter The Migrations Annex
The Devin Townsend Band Accelerated Evolution
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Fall of Troy OK
The National Boxer
The Wonder Years No Closer to Heaven
While there are very few hit songs, everything flows together so well and the lyrics are fatalistically depressing.
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Harmlessness
There Will Be Fireworks The Dark, Dark Bright
Thespian An Open Canvas
Thirty Seconds To Mars A Beautiful Lie
Thousand Foot Krutch Phenomenon
Three Days Grace One-X
Threshold Dead Reckoning
Thrice The Illusion of Safety
Thrice Major/Minor
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. I: Fire
Thrice To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Thursday No Devolucion
Too Close to Touch Nerve Endings
Tool Lateralus
Trivium Ascendancy
Trivium In Waves
Trivium The Sin and the Sentence
Ulver Messe I.X-VI.X
Ulver Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
Underoath Disambiguation
Uneven Structure Februus
Uneven Structure La Partition
Voices from the Fuselage Odyssey: The Destroyer of Worlds
Wintergatan Wintergatan
this is a really really fun album
Witherfall Nocturnes and Requiems
Wolves at the Gate Captors
Wolves at the Gate Types and Shadows
It took a long time, but this record has grown on me a lot since this came out. What I took as a cop out of mid-era Thrice sound, I realized that this is their most mature record. The vocal performances are what makes this, especially Steven's clean vocals. While I still like the other two records more, I can safely say that this is a great record.
Wolves in the Throne Room Thrice Woven
Wovenwar Wovenwar
X Japan Art of Life
Yellowcard Yellowcard
Yndi Halda Under Summer
Zao The Funeral of God
Zao Pyrrhic Victory
Zao are on a fucking roll

3.5 great
...From the Deep The Absurd Horror
10 Years Killing All That Holds You
10 Years Minus the Machine
10 Years From Birth to Burial
It's solid, but something's missing
A Slow Descent Dance With Me Upon His Secret Ocean
Agalloch The Mantle
Alcest Écailles de Lune
Alter Bridge The Last Hero
typical Alter Bridge, though it still manages to contain some great material
Anathema The Optimist
Anberlin Never Take Friendship Personal
Andrew W. Gold Fool's Gold
Angels and Airwaves Love
Angels and Airwaves Love - Part II
Angels and Airwaves The Dream Walker
Arcane Chronicles of the Waking Dream
pure and simple Dream Theater worship, but even then it's still pretty solid
As I Lay Dying Shadows Are Security
Asking Alexandria From Death to Destiny
Asking Alexandria The Black
August Burns Red Thrill Seeker
August Burns Red Lost Messengers: The Outtakes
August Burns Red Leveler
Beast In Black Berserker
It's exactly what you expect. It's dumb, lame and over the top, but it's still manages to be damn good fun without it ever feeling too cringey.
Becoming The Archetype Dichotomy
Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror
Blue Stahli The Devil: Chapter 01
Blue Stahli The Devil: Chapter 2
Born of Osiris Soul Sphere
Breaking Benjamin Saturate
Breaking Benjamin So Cold
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony
Breaking Benjamin Shallow Bay: The Best Of Breaking Benjamin
Breaking Orbit Transcension
Celldweller Wish Upon a Blackstar
Celldweller End of an Empire - Chapter 01: Time
Celldweller End of an Empire - Chapter 02: Love
Celldweller End of an Empire - Chapter 03: Dreams
Celldweller End of an Empire - Chapter 04: Death
Cherri Bomb This Is the End of Control
Chevelle Wonder What's Next
Chevelle Hats Off To The Bull
CHVRCHES The Bones of What You Believe
CHVRCHES Every Open Eye
Circle of Dust Machines Of Our Disgrace
Coheed and Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
Coheed and Cambria The Color Before The Sun
Cold A Different Kind of Pain
Crown the Empire The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain
Dance Gavin Dance Dance Gavin Dance
Dance Gavin Dance Mothership
Dark Tranquillity We Are the Void
Darkest Hour The Eternal Return
Darkest Hour The Human Romance
Dayseeker Dreaming is Sinking /// Waking is Rising
great melodies and excellent vocal performance, now they just need less breakdowns
Deadly Circus Fire The Hydra’s Tailor
a bit too much filler here but overall some genuinely great songs that show a lot of potential
Deftones Saturday Night Wrist
Demon Hunter Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter The World Is a Thorn
Demon Hunter Outlive
Easily their softest and most melodic album. It would work, if only Clark sounded like he gave a damn and they had gotten a different producer. Still though, I'm probably going to buy this just for the nostalgia.
Devin Townsend Physicist
Devin Townsend Project Epicloud
Dharmata Cycles
Better songwriting and less nu-metal riffs make for a more pleasurable experience, though the production does suffer a bit.
Disciple (USA-TN) Attack
Disturbed The Lost Children
DragonForce Sonic Firestorm
DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
DragonForce The Power Within
Dragonland Starfall
Dragonland The Battle of the Ivory Plains
Dragonland Holy War
Dream Theater Awake
Dream Theater Black Clouds & Silver Linings
Dream Theater A Dramatic Turn of Events
Dream Theater Dream Theater
Egypt Central Murder in the French Quarter: Rare & Unreleased
Epica The Solace System
ERRA Drift
Evanescence Origin (Demo)
Evanescence Evanescence
Evanescence Synthesis
Would've been much better if this was a 5-6 track EP, that being said some of these reworkings are gorgeous and the new songs are fantastic.
Ex Deo The Immortal Wars
another well-composed melodic death metal record that showcases some really awesome talent, despite its short length and somewhat unoriginal sound.
Face The King The Burning and The Falling Down
Face The King The Sound EP
Family Force 5 Business Up Front, Party In The Back
Fatal FE Transfornation
Fear Factory Archetype
Fear Factory The Industrialist
Fear Factory Genexus
Fight the Fade What We Know
Fight the Fade Second Horizon: Reimagined
Fightstar Be Human
FKA Twigs M3LL155X
Flogging Molly Float
Flogging Molly Speed of Darkness
Flogging Molly Life Is Good
Foxing Dealer
Front Line Assembly Epitaph
Front Line Assembly Civilization
Front Line Assembly Improvised Electronic Device
Gojira Magma
far from their best, but still a very enjoyable album
Gone Is Gone Echolocation
Certainly a lot more atmospheric and dense than their debut EP. It's actually a really cool listen, but damnit I just wish Troy Sanders sounded like he actually gives a damn.
Hands Like Houses Dissonants
Harry Styles Harry Styles
Haywyre Of Mellows And Revelations
Haywyre Two Fold - Part 1
Haywyre Two Fold - Part 2
Haywyre manages to branch out from his normal sound and it works on occasion, at the cost of his originality unfortunately.
Heaven Shall Burn Iconoclast (Part 1: The Final Resistance)
Heaven Shall Burn Wanderer
Hundred Suns The Prestaliis
Hurt Vol. 1
I the Mighty Connector
I the Mighty Where the Mind Wants to Go / Where You Let it Go
I-Exist Humanity Vol. I
Icarus the Owl Pilot Waves
Idlehands Dena Mora
For what it is, it's pretty solid, even if it isn't exactly original. The vocals are great and the music is executed well. An overall solid entry into this year's alt rock category.
Imperative Reaction Imperative Reaction
In Flames Trigger
In Flames Black-Ash Inheritance
In Flames Sounds of a Playground Fading
Incubus S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Iron Maiden The Book of Souls
Kamelot The Fourth Legacy
Kamelot Ghost Opera
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned
Kamelot Ghost Opera: The Second Coming
Kamijo Symphony of the Vampire
Katatonia The Fall of Hearts
Kill Paris Galaxies Between Us
Less Art Strangled Light
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory EP
Linkin Park Living Things
Living Sacrifice The Infinite Order
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Megadeth Dystopia
Mercury Switch Time to Shine
Metallica Hardwired... to Self-Destruct
mewithoutYou It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All A Dream! It's Alright!
Muse Absolution
Muse The 2nd Law
Muse Drones
Mutemath Odd Soul
Mutiny Within Origins
Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Nine Inch Nails With Teeth
Nine Lashes World We View
Northlane Node
Northlane Mesmer
It is what it is, atmospheric prog metalcore/djent with a few great moments and a few bad ones.
Nothing Guilty of Everything
Nothing Tired of Tomorrow
NYVES Pressure
Definitely better than the debut, though it still leaves a bit more to be desired.
P.O.D. Murdered Love
Paradise Lost Medusa
Paramore Brand New Eyes
Paramore After Laughter
Pentakill Smite and Ignite
Actually pretty impressive for a band based off of a video game such as League of Legends.
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery Juggernaut: Omega
Progenie Terrestre Pura oltreLuna
Really interesting sci-fi black metal/ambient record. If I do have one problem it's that some of the song structures and mixing are rather messy.
Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros
Ready Set Fall! Buried
Recode the Subliminal The Cost of Every Man
Far from innovative, but enjoyable and well-put together metal album
Red Until We Have Faces
Red Of Beauty and Rage
Relient K Mmhmm
Relient K Apathetic
Relient K The Bird and the Bee Sides
Rhapsody of Fire Triumph or Agony
Saosin Saosin
Saosin In Search Of Solid Ground
Save Us From The Archon Thereafter
Seether Disclaimer II
Seether Poison The Parish
Sevendust Cold Day Memory
Sevendust Black Out the Sun
Sevendust Kill the Flaw
Shadow of Intent Primordial
for an independently produced album the production on this is fantastic
Shadow of Intent Reclaimer
there needs to be an instrumental version of this
Shinedown Amaryllis
Silent Planet The Night God Slept
Skillet Collide
Skillet Comatose
Skillet Awake
Skinny Puppy Last Rights
Skrillex Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
Soilwork The Panic Broadcast
Soilwork Beyond the Infinite
Solution .45 Nightmares in the Waking State, Pt. 2
Sonic Syndicate Eden Fire
Sorry For Nothing Reverse Evolution
Spider Island Morals of a Dead Wave
Staind Staind
Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour Audio Secrecy
Sugary Sweet Machines Tours of the Bleak
Symphony X Iconoclast
Symphony X Underworld
System of a Down Mezmerize
TesseracT Altered State
The Afters I Wish We All Could Win
The Contortionist Language
The Dear Hunter Orange
The Dear Hunter Blue
The Dear Hunter Migrant
The Devil Wears Prada Transit Blues
The Hotelier Goodness
Never would've thought a bunch of old naked people would warrant a 4.3 average
The Unguided Hell Frost
The Unguided And The Battle Royale
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Whenever, If Ever
The World Is a Beautiful Place... Long Live Happy Birthday
Thespian Through Hardships To The Stars
Thirty Seconds To Mars 30 Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds To Mars This Is War
Thirty Seconds To Mars Love Lust Faith + Dreams
This Cold Life Fallacy
Thousand Foot Krutch The End Is Where We Begin
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now
Three Days Grace Transit of Venus
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vols. III & IV
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. IV: Earth
Times of Grace The Hymn of a Broken Man
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy
Too Close to Touch Haven't Been Myself
I actually like this more than their last album, which wasn't very memorable to me. It may not be as original, but it's sure a lot more interesting.
Tremonti Dust
Troy Baker Sitting In the Fire
Overall, there isn't really anything that's particularly groundbreaking, but there are some really great songs on here nonetheless.
Veil of Maya The Common Man's Collapse
Voicians A Matter of Time
Not much variety, but as it is, it's pretty decent.
We Lost the Sea Departure Songs
While She Sleeps Brainwashed
Wolves at the Gate Reprise
Wolves in the Throne Room Celestite
Zao Xenophobe/Fear Itself

3.0 good
10 Years Into the Half Moon
Adept Sleepless
nothing really new here, but the vocalist is pretty good.
Anberlin Blueprints for the Black Market
And So I Watch You From Afar Heirs
Arch Enemy Will to Power
Ashes Remain What I've Become
BABYMETAL Metal Resistance
Battle Beast Bringer of Pain
Believer Gabriel
Between the Buried and Me Coma Ecliptic
Black Veil Brides Wretched and Divine
Blessthefall Hollow Bodies
Blue Stahli The Devil
pretty much a more generic version of the s/t. it's got catchy parts but the lyrics are rather cringey at times
Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal
Celldweller Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head
Celldweller Blackstar: Original Score
Celldweller Offworld
it's not so much risk taking as it's more of a nice change of pace from a guy who's been waving his electronic cock at us for the past five years.
Chevelle This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Crossfade Falling Away
Dance Gavin Dance Happiness
Dance Gavin Dance Acceptance Speech
Deftones Adrenaline
Device Device
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Devour The Day Time & Pressure
Devour The Day Time & Pressure (Re-Release)
Dharmata Dharmata
It's like a mix between Sevendust and Disturbed. It's decent but hardly innovative.
Disciple (USA-TN) O God Save Us All
Disturbed The Sickness
Disturbed Believe
Disturbed Asylum
Disturbed Immortalized
if this disturbs you then walk away
DragonForce Maximum Overload
Enter Shikari The Mindsweep
Epica The Divine Conspiracy
Epica Design Your Universe
Epica Requiem for the Indifferent
Evanescence The Open Door
Failure Anthem First World Problems
Fatal FE Speed Of Light
Fatal FE Renaissance
Fear Factory Digimortal
Fightstar Grand Unification
Foo Fighters Saint Cecilia
Framing Hanley The Sum of Who We Are
Front Line Assembly FLAvour of the Weak
Gates Parallel Lives
God Is an Astronaut Helios/Erebus
Gone Is Gone Gone Is Gone
Good Tiger A Head Full Of Moonlight
can't really see what's so great about this
Gorillaz Humanz
Hands Like Houses Unimagine
Haste the Day Coward
It's too safe and there really isn't anything that memorable to make this album stand out. In general, it's just another metalcore album.
Hatebreed The Concrete Confessional
it's another Hatebreed album
Haywyre Dubsonic
Ill Nino Till Death, La Familia
Imagine Dragons Night Visions
In Flames Lunar Strain
In Flames A Sense of Purpose
Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls
Kamelot Poetry for the Poisoned:Live From Wacken
Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
Lacuna Coil Delirium
Light the Torch The Beauty of Destruction
Light the Torch They Bleed Red
A slight improvement compared to their last album, but it still doesn't make up for Howard's obnoxious cleans and dated production.
Linkin Park Reanimation
Low and Behold Uppers
Ryan Clark continues to experiment with other sounds and genres, once again producing passable results.
Miss May I Shadows Inside
Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Motorhead Bad Magic
Muse The Resistance
Neck Deep The Peace And The Panic
It's pretty much everything you would expect from a pop-punk outfit. Nothing offensive, but nothing really worth sinking your teeth into.
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
NYVES Anxiety
This lacks a creative edge from both the production and Ryan's vocals. I feel like there should be a lot more to this than what we're getting so far.
Oranges Taxonomy
it's like a less shittier version of Dance Gavin Dance, neat!
Paradise Lost The Plague Within
Paramore Paramore
Parkway Drive Ire
Periphery Periphery
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega
Periphery Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Red Gone
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway
"Could you guys actually WAIT for the album instead of already rating it?"

once the album leaks the ratings are legitimate stop complaining
Relient K Relient K
Relient K Truly Madly Deeply EP
Rhapsody of Fire The Cold Embrace of Fear
Rhapsody of Fire Dark Wings of Steel
Rise Against Wolves
Royal Blood Royal Blood
Royal Blood How Did We Get So Dark?
Scale the Summit V
Seether Karma And Effect
Seether Disclaimer
Sevendust Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
Short Term Eternity A Black Hole To Paradise
Silverstein Dead Reflection
Skillet Rise
Their new song sounds weird. It's got some good guitar parts but the vocals seem a little...awkward. It's probably just me.
Sleeping With Sirens Madness
Soilwork Figure Number Five
Soilwork Sworn to a Great Divide
Soundtrack (Film) The Transformers The Movie
One of the few reasons why this film is even notable in the first place. The soundtrack is way too dependant on other artists to help the film gain popularity, even if some of the songs are fun to listen to. It's a decent soundtrack all the same despite it belonging to a film that only appealed to a cult following.
Starset Transmissions
This is a really, really over-produced record. I like it.
Starset Vessels
Stone Sour Meanwhile In Burbank...
There really isn't much to talk about when it comes to this. You know the songs, guitar riffs, drumming, and the lyrics. It's all a matter of how well they perform them. Stone Sour does fine, but in the end it makes you want to listen to the original versions.
The Afters When The World Is Wonderful
The Icarus Complex Horizons of Endless Gray
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Three Days Grace Three Days Grace
Thrice The Alchemy Index Vol. III: Air
Throw The Fight Transmissions
TOOTHGRINDER Nocturnal Masquerade
Trivium The Crusade
Trivium Vengeance Falls
Trivium Silence in the Snow
I guess this is the year for incredibly bland album art
Veil of Maya [id]
We Came As Romans Cold Like War
Weezer The White Album

2.5 average
Adele 25
pretty generic, even for Adele's standards.
Alter Bridge One Day Remains
Amon Amarth Jomsviking
Anchor & Braille Songs for the Late Night Drive Home
Can't help but feel bored by this. It's a nice album, but nice doesn't really cut it.
Andy Black The Shadow Side
Given the constant mockery that Black Veil Brides gets, it's at least commendable for Andy Biersack to at least attempt something different in comparison to his other works. However, despite a few decent moments, The Shadow Side is ultimately an empty and forgettable affair that borrows the same elements from other and more popular pop artists out there, and is most likely not going to change your mind about Biersack in general.
Avenged Sevenfold The Stage
Metallica's releasing a new album this year, does this mean that this band can fuck off now?
Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides
Bring Me The Horizon There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It...
Bullet For My Valentine Venom
Capture Reign of Terror
Crossfade Crossfade
Crown the Empire The Fallout
Crown the Empire Retrograde
rather dull and predictable, by the fourth track it all just ends up sounding the same
Dance Gavin Dance Downtown Battle Mountain II
Dance Gavin Dance Instant Gratification
still don't see too much of the appeal with this band
Disciple (USA-TN) My Daddy Can Whip Your Daddy
DragonForce Ultra Beatdown
Emarosa 131
Epica Consign to Oblivion
From First to Last Dead Trees
sounds like a metalcore version of Periphery...oh wait
In Flames Siren Charms
Justin Bieber Purpose
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage II
Mechina Acheron
My Chemical Romance Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Nickelback Feed the Machine
P.O.D. The Awakening
A lot of the fun, aggression, and catchiness seems to have been sucked out in favor for a conceptual religious statement that doesn't even constitute as subtle. Seems like they're finally starting to hit the bottom.
Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha
Pierce the Veil Misadventures
Relient K Is for Karaoke EP
Relient K Is for Karaoke Pt. 2 EP
Relient K Collapsible Lung
Rhapsody of Fire Rain of a Thousand Flames
Rhapsody of Fire Legendary Years
I'm still not convinced if Giacomo is the right replacement for Fabio as the vocalist. While he certainly is a better singer and I'll give him credit that he's not trying to sound like Fabio, I don't think he fits in very well with the music.
Saint Asonia Saint Asonia
Seether Isolate And Medicate
Skrillex More Monsters and Sprites
Skrillex Bangarang
Solution .45 Nightmares In The Waking State Pt. 1
one of the most boring metal records of the year
Sorry For Nothing Psycho Monster Ressurection
The Afters Light Up The Sky
The Contortionist Clairvoyant
artsy-fartsy TesseracT worship, and it's about as boring as you would think.
Theory Of A Deadman Theory of a Deadman
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
Thrice Beggars
Trivium Ember to Inferno
Weezer Pacific Daydream
While She Sleeps You Are We
Wovenwar Honor Is Dead

2.0 poor
All That Remains Madness
"'Madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting something to change.'

Apparently, All That Remains didn't get the memo."

Snide, considering you do the same thing with your music, I don't think you got it either
Black Veil Brides Set the World on Fire
Blessthefall To Those Left Behind
Celldweller Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 02
Chevelle Point #1
Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
Dead Letter Circus Aesthesis
P.U. this reeks of generic all over the place
Decyfer Down Scarecrow
Devour The Day S.O.A.R.
Disturbed Indestructible
Falling in Reverse Coming Home
Fear Factory Transgression
Haken Affinity
diet Dream Theater

The synths are so glaringly awful, the production is incredibly bland and the vocal performance is so uninspired. Why do people like this again?
Imagine Dragons Smoke + Mirrors
Lastwatch Leave a Light On
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns
Nickelback Silver Side Up
Nickelback Here and Now
I don't really think it's as bad as Dark Horse, but it's still pretty bad. "This Means War" and "When We Stand Together" are the only songs I find tolerable.
Nine Lashes From Water to War
Nothing More The Stories We Tell Ourselves
The nu-metal influences in this practically ruin this.
Opeth Sorceress
Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
Shinedown Threat to Survival
Skinbound Between Blood And Angels
Suicide Silence Suicide Silence
Theory Of A Deadman Scars and Souvenirs
Their slower songs are much better than their faster songs. Their faster songs sound like a country band that is trying to turn rock.
Theory Of A Deadman Savages
It may not change your opinion on Theory of a Deadman, but admittedly enough it's a vast improvement over their last three albums.
Thousand Foot Krutch Exhale
We As Human We As Human

1.5 very poor
Black Veil Brides We Stitch These Wounds
Bring Me The Horizon That's the Spirit
Dance Gavin Dance Tree City Sessions
I'm probably going to offend people by saying this but this is terrible
Epica The Phantom Agony
Family Force 5 III
Family Force 5 ReAnimated
Family Force 5 Time Stands Still
What in the actual fuck happened to these guys?
In Flames Battles
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys
Nickelback The Long Road
Nickelback No Fixed Address
Red Release the Panic: Recalibrated
Unnecessary, acts more of an apology letter to their fanbase, and the strings are more of a distraction rather than part of their style. It just flat out sucks.
Sleeping With Sirens Gossip
Sonic Syndicate We Rule the Night
The Afters Life Is Beautiful
Three Days Grace Human
Veil of Maya Matriarch
another day, another shitty deathcore band
Veil of Maya False Idol
False Periphery

1.0 awful
All That Remains The Order of Things
Hinder All American Nightmare
Imagine Dragons ƎVOLVE
Linkin Park already released the worst album of the year, we didn't need another one
King 810 Proem
King 810 Memoirs of a Murderer
Linkin Park Recharged
Linkin Park One More Light
An album that is so inoffensive that it's actually offensive
Nickelback All the Right Reasons
Nickelback The State
Nickelback Curb
Nickelback Dark Horse
Nickelback The Best of Nickelback Volume 1
no...just no
Nine Lashes Ascend
Skillet Unleashed
desperately appealing to the lowest common denominator the same way Michael Bay appeals to penises and Stephanie Meyer appeals to vaginas
Theory Of A Deadman The Truth Is...
Thousand Foot Krutch Oxygen: Inhale
X Ambassadors VHS
I think I've found an album that's worse than Tru-Kvlt-Metal
xSPONGEXCOREx How Tough Are Yah?
xSPONGEXCOREx Don't Mess With TexXxas
Sweet, an objectivity booster!

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