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1 Progressive Metal 122 4.24
2 Heavy Metal 120 3.67
3 Power Metal 95 4.05
4 Death Metal 75 4.01
5 Thrash Metal 67 4.27
6 Gothic Metal 47 4.10
7 Hard Rock 40 3.81
8 Metal Related 37 4.50
9 Symphonic Metal 37 3.62
10 US Power Metal 34 3.94
11 Melodic Death Metal 34 4.06
12 Non-Metal 29 3.95
13 Black Metal 25 3.70
14 Melodic Black Metal 20 4.20
15 Symphonic Black Metal 17 3.94
16 Death-Doom Metal 15 3.80
17 NWoBHM 14 4.00
18 Doom Metal 13 3.88
19 Technical Death Metal 12 4.25
20 Alternative Metal 9 3.00
21 Groove Metal 9 3.72
22 Speed Metal 6 4.08
23 Death 'n' Roll 5 2.20
24 Heavy Psych 5 4.10
25 Folk Metal 5 3.90
26 Brutal Death Metal 5 3.90
27 Industrial Metal 4 3.13
28 Heavy Alternative Rock 4 4.00
29 Nu Metal 4 3.13
30 Neoclassical metal 4 4.38
31 Proto-Metal 3 4.33
32 Atmospheric Black Metal 3 4.33
33 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 3 4.33
34 Deathcore 3 4.17
35 Technical Thrash Metal 3 4.00
36 Viking Metal 2 3.50
37 Crossover Thrash 2 3.25
38 Hardcore Punk 2 3.25
39 Rap Metal 1 3.00
40 Grindcore 1 3.00
41 Funk Metal 1 5.00
42 Glam Metal 1 3.00
43 Depressive Black Metal 1 3.50
44 Avant-garde Metal 1 2.00
45 Traditional Doom Metal 1 3.00
46 Stoner Metal 1 3.00
47 Stoner Rock 1 4.00

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ANATHEMA Falling Deeper

Album · 2011 · Non-Metal
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Actually, Falling Deeper is not a studio album, it is a compilation of old songs newly rearranged in an orchestral and mostly acoustical way. Where Hindsight (2008) contains rearrangements of songs from their post-Eternity era (1996-now), Falling Deeper contains rearrangements of songs from their early days (1990-1995).

Three songs from the Crestfallen EP (1992) are featured, namely Crestfallen, They Die and Everwake. Sleep In Sanity and J'ai Fait Une Promesse are originally from Serenades (1993). The other songs are originally from the 1995-releases Pentecost III (Kingdom and We The Gods) and The Silent Enigma (Alone and Sunset Of Age).

When I initially started to write this review, I wanted to make song-by-song review, in which I wanted to make a comparison of each track with its original song. Although, it would give a wrong impression of the album. As a whole, the album is a beautiful and atmospheric piece, with acoustic arrangements and angelic female vocals. Some tracks, like Kingdom, are unrecognizable compared to its original. Is it better? Is it worse? Sometimes it is inevitable to make a comparison, but forget the past. This is the new sound of Anathema. Together with Hindsight and We're Here Because We're Here, Anathema are writing a new chapter in their career. A promising chapter and I can't wait to hear their next studio album.

Now back to reality. I just listened to this album and the last song, Sunset Of Age, reminds me how great The Silent Enigma actually was. I think I am going to listen to that album now.

AYREON The Final Experiment

Album · 1995 · Progressive Metal
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After leaving Vengeance, guitarist Arjen Lucassen started to write this masterpiece "Ayreon - The Final Experiment". A rock opera with 13 lead singers (a.o. Edward Reekers from Kayak, Barry Hay from the Golden Earring, Jan-Chris de Koeijer from Gorefest), several backing singers and 7 instrumentalists, produced in a low budget way. This album is the first rock opera since the sixties and seventies, when such as Tommy, The Wall or Jesus Christ Superstar were popular. And Arjen became a trendsetter, because after this release, many other rock- and metal-operas were made, such as Avantasia, Aina and Nikolo Kotzev's Nostradamus. Four stars.

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