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223 reviews/ratings
AGALLOCH - Ashes Against the Grain Folk Metal | review permalink
ALCHEMIST - Spiritech Progressive Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Black Sabbath Heavy Metal | review permalink
EDGE OF SANITY - Crimson Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
VOIVOD - Dimension Hatröss Technical Thrash Metal | review permalink
THE GATHERING - if_then_else Non-Metal | review permalink
INTRONAUT - Prehistoricisms Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin Hard Rock | review permalink
OPETH - Blackwater Park Progressive Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Mob Rules Heavy Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal | review permalink
SLAYER - Reign in Blood Thrash Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Axioma Ethica Odini Progressive Metal | review permalink
NEUROSIS - Through Silver In Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
TRIPTYKON - Eparistera Daimones Doom Metal | review permalink
KATATONIA - The Great Cold Distance Alternative Metal | review permalink
CORONER - Grin Groove Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Rust in Peace Thrash Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Sad Wings Of Destiny Heavy Metal | review permalink
PSYCHOTIC WALTZ - Into The Everflow Progressive Metal | review permalink
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock
OPETH - My Arms, Your Hearse Death Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality Heavy Metal | review permalink
INDUKTI - Idmen Progressive Metal | review permalink
THE GATHERING - Mandylion Gothic Metal | review permalink
IHSAHN - After Progressive Metal | review permalink
ANATHEMA - Alternative 4 Metal Related | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Heaven And Hell Heavy Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Thrash Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal | review permalink
EVERGREY - In Search of Truth Progressive Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Below the Lights Black Metal | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Look At Yourself Hard Rock | review permalink
THERION - Theli Symphonic Metal | review permalink
SHINING - V: Halmstad Depressive Black Metal | review permalink
SOLITUDE AETURNUS - Adagio Traditional Doom Metal | review permalink
NEVERMORE - Dead Heart in a Dead World Thrash Metal | review permalink
MARCHING MIND - Marching Mind Progressive Metal | review permalink
ALCHEMIST - Austral Alien Industrial Metal | review permalink
NIRVANA - Nevermind Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
SUBROSA - No Help For The Mighty Ones Doom Metal | review permalink
HELHEIM - Kaoskult Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
LEPROUS - Bilateral Progressive Metal | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - Powerslave NWoBHM
ALICE IN CHAINS - Dirt Alternative Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller Power Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple In Rock Hard Rock
ENSLAVED - In Times Progressive Metal
VIRGIN BLACK - Sombre Romantic Gothic Metal | review permalink
AGALLOCH - Pale Folklore Folk Metal | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Elegy Progressive Metal | review permalink
AMENRA - Mass III Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
ALCHEMIST - Organasm Progressive Metal | review permalink
CONCEPTION - The Last Sunset Progressive Metal | review permalink
EDGE OF SANITY - Purgatory Afterglow Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
VOIVOD - Killing Technology Technical Thrash Metal | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - Iron Maiden NWoBHM | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - Killers NWoBHM | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - Piece Of Mind NWoBHM | review permalink
THE BINARY CODE - Suspension of Disbelief Technical Death Metal | review permalink
CHIMP SPANNER - At the Dream's Edge Progressive Metal | review permalink
OPETH - Lamentations, Live At Shepherd's Bush Empire, 2003 Progressive Metal | review permalink
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal | review permalink
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - Colors Metalcore | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Sabotage Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Dehumanizer Heavy Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - So Far, So Good... So What! Thrash Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - Metallica Heavy Metal | review permalink
SCORPIONS - Fly To The Rainbow Hard Rock | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Mardraum: Beyond the Within Black Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Monumension Black Metal | review permalink
EVERGREY - Solitude Dominance Tragedy Progressive Metal | review permalink
THE GATHERING - Nighttime Birds Gothic Metal | review permalink
SHAOLIN DEATH SQUAD - Five Deadly Venoms Progressive Metal | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Salisbury Hard Rock | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble Hard Rock | review permalink
ULVER - Bergtatt: Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
THERION - Vovin Symphonic Metal | review permalink
SHINING - IV: The Eerie Cold Depressive Black Metal | review permalink
SHINING - III: Angst, Självdestruktivitetens Emissarie Depressive Black Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - The Formation Of Damnation Thrash Metal | review permalink
AMORPHIS - My Kantele Progressive Metal | review permalink
DAWNBRINGER - Nucleus Heavy Metal | review permalink
OBSCURA - Omnivium Technical Death Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Isa Black Metal | review permalink
CONSECRATION - .avi Progressive Metal | review permalink
SACRED REICH - The American Way Thrash Metal | review permalink
KATATONIA - Viva Emptiness Alternative Metal | review permalink
DISILLUSION - Back to Times of Splendor Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
BURST - Lazarus Bird Progressive Metal | review permalink
HALFORD - Resurrection Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Defenders Of The Faith Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Stained Class Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Sin After Sin Heavy Metal
RAINBOW - Rising Heavy Metal
AFTER FOREVER - Decipher Symphonic Metal | review permalink
AGALLOCH - The Mantle Folk Metal | review permalink
ANACRUSIS - Screams and Whispers Thrash Metal | review permalink
AYREON - Actual Fantasy Progressive Metal | review permalink
BLUE ÖYSTER CULT - Blue Öyster Cult Hard Rock | review permalink
EDGE OF SANITY - Unorthodox Death Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Vikingligr Veldi Black Metal | review permalink
VOIVOD - Nothingface Progressive Metal | review permalink
VIRGIN BLACK - Elegant... and Dying Gothic Metal | review permalink
AFTER FOREVER - Invisible Circles Symphonic Metal | review permalink
GODSEND - As the Shadows Fall Traditional Doom Metal | review permalink
KAMELOT - The Black Halo Power Metal | review permalink
ALCEST - Écailles de lune Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
STAR ONE - Space Metal Progressive Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Vol 4 Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal | review permalink
ANATHEMA - The Silent Enigma Death-Doom Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Headless Cross Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Tyr Heavy Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - Kill 'em All Thrash Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Eld Black Metal | review permalink
EVERGREY - The Dark Discovery Progressive Metal | review permalink
GREEN CARNATION - Light of Day, Day of Darkness Progressive Metal | review permalink
SCORPIONS - Virgin Killer Hard Rock | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Demons And Wizards Hard Rock | review permalink
ULVER - Kveldssanger Non-Metal | review permalink
THERION - Lepaca Kliffoth Death Metal | review permalink
THULCANDRA - Fallen Angel’s Dominion Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
OPETH - Deliverance Progressive Metal | review permalink
FEN - Epoch Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
ANIMALS AS LEADERS - Animals as Leaders Progressive Metal | review permalink
GRAVITON - Massless Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
GWYNBLEIDD - Nostalgia Death Metal | review permalink
OBSCURA - Cosmogenesis Technical Death Metal | review permalink
YAKUZA - Way Of The Dead Progressive Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Ruun Black Metal | review permalink
HELHEIM - The Journeys and the Experiences of Death Black Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Endgame Thrash Metal | review permalink
HAKEN - Visions Progressive Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Screaming For Vengeance Heavy Metal
ENSLAVED - RIITIIR Progressive Metal | review permalink
AGALLOCH - The White EP Non-Metal | review permalink
ANATHEMA - Pentecost III Death-Doom Metal | review permalink
EDGE OF SANITY - The Spectral Sorrows Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
EVERGREY - Monday Morning Apocalypse Progressive Metal | review permalink
BORKNAGAR - Quintessence Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - Live After Death NWoBHM | review permalink
GIANT SQUID - Metridium Fields Sludge Metal | review permalink
ISIS - Celestial Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - The Number Of The Beast NWoBHM | review permalink
ISIS - Oceanic Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
AGALLOCH - From Which Of This Oak Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
AGALLOCH - Marrow of the Spirit Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! Thrash Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - The Eternal Idol Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Cross Purposes Heavy Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Frost Black Metal | review permalink
ENSLAVED - Blodhemn Black Metal | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Return To Fantasy Hard Rock | review permalink
THERION - Deggial Symphonic Metal | review permalink
SHINING - VI: Klagopsalmer Black Metal | review permalink
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - Return to Zero Heavy Metal | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Magic & Mayhem: Tales From The Early Years Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
NEVERMORE - The Obsidian Conspiracy Thrash Metal | review permalink
THE SHADOW THEORY - Behind The Black Veil Progressive Metal | review permalink
PRESSURE POINTS - Remorses To Remember Progressive Metal | review permalink
YAKUZA - Transmutations Avant-garde Metal | review permalink
ENTOMBED - Same Difference Death 'n' Roll | review permalink
SACRED REICH - Ignorance Thrash Metal
YOB - Atma Doom Metal | review permalink
MYRATH - Tales Of The Sands Progressive Metal
DREAM THEATER - A Dramatic Turn of Events Progressive Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Youthanasia Heavy Metal | review permalink
SCORPIONS - Taken By Force Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Heavy Metal
ARTILLERY - By Inheritance Thrash Metal
AFTER FOREVER - Prison of Desire Symphonic Metal | review permalink
AGALLOCH - Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor Folk Metal | review permalink
AYREON - The Final Experiment Progressive Metal | review permalink
ANATHEMA - Serenades Death-Doom Metal | review permalink
GODSEND - A Wayfarer's Tears Doom Metal | review permalink
STAR ONE - Victims of the Modern Age Progressive Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Born Again Heavy Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - Death Magnetic Thrash Metal | review permalink
HAKEN - Aquarius Progressive Metal | review permalink
SCORPIONS - In Trance Hard Rock | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - The Magician's Birthday Hard Rock | review permalink
THERION - Secret of the Runes Symphonic Metal
THERION - Crowning of Atlantis Symphonic Metal
ENSLAVED - Vertebrae Progressive Metal | review permalink
KALISIA - Cybion Progressive Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Rocka Rolla Hard Rock
JUDAS PRIEST - Killing Machine Heavy Metal
RUSH - Clockwork Angels Hard Rock | review permalink
IRON MAIDEN - Somewhere In Time Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Fear Of The Dark Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Angel Of Retribution Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Never Say Die! Heavy Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - St. Anger Thrash Metal | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Sweet Freedom Hard Rock | review permalink
THERION - Sirius B Symphonic Metal | review permalink
THERION - Lemuria Symphonic Metal | review permalink
OBSCURA - Retribution Technical Death Metal | review permalink
SACRED REICH - Independent Groove Metal
SACRED REICH - Heal Groove Metal
KING DIAMOND - "Them" Heavy Metal
MEGADETH - TH1RT3EN Thrash Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Jugulator Groove Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Demolition Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Redeemer Of Souls Heavy Metal
HELLOWEEN - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
ANATHEMA - The Crestfallen EP Death-Doom Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Technical Ecstasy Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Forbidden Heavy Metal | review permalink
URIAH HEEP - Wonderworld Hard Rock
URIAH HEEP - High And Mighty Hard Rock
URIAH HEEP - Firefly Hard Rock
URIAH HEEP - Innocent Victim Hard Rock
URIAH HEEP - Fallen Angel Hard Rock
JUDAS PRIEST - Ram It Down Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Nostradamus Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Seventh Star Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Point Of Entry Heavy Metal
JUDAS PRIEST - Turbo Heavy Metal
SCORPIONS - Lovedrive Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - No Prayer For The Dying Heavy Metal

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Heavy Metal 44 2.99
2 Progressive Metal 41 3.74
3 Hard Rock 21 3.05
4 Thrash Metal 20 3.63
5 Black Metal 11 3.59
6 Symphonic Metal 10 3.00
7 NWoBHM 6 3.75
8 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 6 3.92
9 Atmospheric Black Metal 5 3.70
10 Melodic Death Metal 5 3.80
11 Technical Death Metal 4 3.38
12 Death Metal 4 3.75
13 Death-Doom Metal 4 2.63
14 Doom Metal 4 3.75
15 Folk Metal 4 3.75
16 Gothic Metal 4 4.00
17 Groove Metal 4 2.75
18 Depressive Black Metal 3 4.17
19 Alternative Metal 3 4.50
20 Melodic Black Metal 3 3.17
21 Non-Metal 3 3.83
22 Power Metal 3 3.33
23 Technical Thrash Metal 2 4.50
24 Traditional Doom Metal 2 4.00
25 Sludge Metal 1 3.00
26 Metal Related 1 4.50
27 Metalcore 1 4.00
28 Avant-garde Metal 1 3.00
29 Death 'n' Roll 1 3.00
30 Heavy Alternative Rock 1 4.50
31 Industrial Metal 1 4.50

Latest Albums Reviews

RUSH Clockwork Angels

Album · 2012 · Hard Rock
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After quite some time with this album my initial disappointment has lost its sharpest edges, which puts me in the mood for a friendly bit of criticism towards the band that used to be my entire world in my teenager years and that has stayed with me as a trusty companion for more then 25 years since.

'Caravan' and 'BU2B' open this long expected album and they are easily amongst the best the album has to offer. When these songs were released 3 years ago (already!) it made me hope that another strong album was ahead. Turns out they are by far the best the album has to offer. 'Caravan' is an instant classic, and also 'BU2B' is enjoyable but is symptomatic for the main weakness that troubles the album. It starts with a decent and catchy bluesy riff from Lifeson, of the kind we haven't heard much since the debut, but as soon as the vocals kick in the band wanders off in an onslaught of Rush-clichés, producing the type of songs and melodies that rubbed me the wrong way ever since 'Hold Your Fire' and especially on 'Presto' and Roll the Bones'.

'Clockwork Angels' has the advantage of a thick and heavy - if somewhat monotonous - sound that makes it more likeable then the late 80s albums, however, compared to their last 2 albums, the songs are simply too average for Rush standards, especially the middle section of the album, where a cheesy song like 'Halo Effect' and the way too long and repetitive 'Seven Cities' and 'Wreckers' are nothing better then 'Presto'-Rush stuff. Not my thing. On too many occasions, Geddy Lee is trying in vain to come up with a vocal melody that he hasn't sung countless times before, and the severely limited range of his voice doesn't help.

'Headlong Flight' continues the more pleasant rock vibe of the opening songs, but in the end it comes off as an unnecessary 'Bastille Day' remake. The odd 'BU2B2' and the mainstream radio rock of 'Wish Them Well' don't speak to me at all. 'The Garden' is better, for a ballad at least.

Conclusion, a decent melodic heavy blues-rock album that will please a lot of fans but it's one that stays far below the magical tunes they created up until 'Power Windows'. It's also a notch below the somewhat similar grunge-blues-rock of 'Counterparts' and 'Vapor Trails'. Adding that all up it features somewhere around position 15 out of 19 albums. Despite a couple of strong moments, that will be 2.5 stars overall.

ENSLAVED RIITIIR

Album · 2012 · Progressive Metal
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Enslaved's 'Riitiir' has been met with near unanimous praise on the web from the moment it was released. I must say I really envy the critics in question as Enslaved albums are always a big challenge for me to get into. And 'Riitiir' is certainly no exception, even after 10 years of fanboyism for this band, the full 67 minutes of the latest album have been a daunting task to digest. It took no less then 5 listens before it's intrinsic qualities edged their way into my appreciation.

While immediately recognizable as an Enslaved opus, 'Riitiir' is quite different from preceding 'Axioma Ethica Odini' from 2010. Tracks are much longer, clocking in between 8 and 11 minutes with only one track below 7 minutes. It makes the album less direct and immediate then 'AEO'. Less aggressive as well, as more space is reserved for clean melodic parts and instrumental development. In other words, it's another step up towards full-fledged progressive metal. Without the cheese luckily, as the snarls and the vicious black bite are still an essential feature of the sound, as are the groovy riffs and spacious arrangements.

Conclusion, fans of Opeth that have been somewhat confused by their recent direction and that would have wished them to continue the furious and atmospheric prog-metal of "Blackwater Park" and "My Arms Your Hearse" need to get this new masterpiece from Enslaved. In their own unique way Enslaved managed to produce an equally captivating mix of epic frosty metal and prog complexity. Second astounding album in a row for a band 20 years into their career. Not bad, not bad at all !

MEGADETH Youthanasia

Album · 1994 · Heavy Metal
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Third album in a row for Megadeth's longest lasting line-up. There are no significant stylistic changes compared to the previous album but they made it all sound a bit smoother and bigger. That combined with some slower-pace material makes this a regular Metal album rather than Thrash Metal.

Back in the day when this was released I was very much into deth-mode and quite loved it, but over the course of the years it gradually turned into a bit of a disappointment. The songs (production) simply miss the freshness, bite and stroke of genius that blessed this band on"RIP" and "CTE".

I'll take two songs to point out the symptoms of deth-decline. Take "Train of Consequences" first, it's a song that suffers from generic melodies and riffs, not to mention the way too poppy chorus. I could list the same complaints about 'Addicted to Chaos', but will add the lethargic mid-paced beat that makes this song entirely forgettable. It's all nothing too bad, but just kind of 'meh', certainly when looking at this from a 2012 perspective, after enduring countless Megadeth albums since with this sort of songwriting and execution.

On the other hand, there's still fun bits like "Reckoning Day", "The Killing Road", "Youthanesia" and "Victory", which are all at least as good as the stuff on "Hidden treasures".

For newcomers to Megadeth I wouldn't recommend this album unless you already devoured all preceding albums (and maybe 'Endgame') and are still hungry for more. For fans, it's a nice occasional listen but there's too much mediocre songs and lazy playing.

PSYCHOTIC WALTZ Into The Everflow

Album · 1992 · Progressive Metal
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In the beginning of the 90's I got into a serious 'metal state'. The reason was obvious. At that time it was the liveliest scene around. Prog had been gone for years, new wave was turning stale and the Happy Mondays were ruling the charts. In this climate also progressive rock morphed into its metalized shape: progressive metal. And next to pioneers like Dream Theater and Fates Warning there was also this less known but nevertheless marvellous band Psychotic Waltz.

Into The Everflow was the first Psychotic Waltz album I heard and it rocked my socks off. It's sure the most overwhelming prog-metal album ever for me. They play with considerable rhythmic and melodic virtuosity, yet balancing this against very subtle and intimate passages and very intense, expressive and original vocals. Imagine Ozzy could really sing and you're close.

The opener should be an immediate winner for all progheads. Gentle guitars and keys work against heavier sections. It changes into a huge David Bowie salute when the vocals kick in. The dead-heavy second track leaves no doubt that they are really a metal band. Be it one with an exceptional gift for original melodies, both in the eerie vocals as in the intricate guitar riffing that constantly progresses into new sequences. Inspiration for 5 albums on this one track.

Next on is Tiny Streams, a song with a huge Sabbath feel (even in the lyrics). It was the first song I heard from them and it immediately drew me into their weird psychotic sound.

The title track is probably everybody's favourite. It's an extended and brooding piece with beautiful picking on spacey guitar chords. About half of it consist of breathtaking harmonic guitar soloing. A typical feature of the PW sound but they never had it better then here.

Little People and Freakshow stick to the complex progressive metal style of Tiny Streams. In between sits a pleasantly lighter piece called Hanging On A String. A ballad that is as good as the sweet melancholic ballads that the Scorpions did in the 2nd half of the seventies.

Butterfly is the other long piece here. It goes through multiple changes, from an almost jazzy opening into something that sounds like Ozzy Osbourne doing some Jethro Tull Benefit chorus. Halfway in, on top of some great percussion jamming, an endless number of musical quotations are thrown into the mix. All too soon, the chorus is repeated and the 9 and a half minutes have passed already.

Despite their obvious influences Psychotic Waltz had an entirely unique sound. Maybe an acquired taste but if you dig it, you will probably find yourself entirely addicted. I'd say go in and discover them and who knows, you'll find yourself hooked forever. One of the best metal albums ever.

JUDAS PRIEST Stained Class

Album · 1978 · Heavy Metal
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"Stained Class" is the first Priest to abandon the heroic 70s cover paintings in favor for something more metallic and straightforward. A very fitting choice as also the music sheds the more progressive and mellow aspects of the preceding Priest albums. The result is their first - and one of their few - albums that I find entirely consistent, in sound as well as quality. It was sure their most aggressive album till then and a leap towards the NWOBHM that would soon take off.

An excellent work, and even if my personal preference goes to "Sad Wings" and "Sin After Sin", this is the album where Priest fully fleshed out their full metal potential. Alas, they would abandon this level of excellence to return with a more commercial approach on the next couple of albums.

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