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Jimmy Neeson
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812 reviews/ratings
MASTODON - The Hunter Progressive Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Crack The Skye Sludge Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Blood Mountain Sludge Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Leviathan Sludge Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Live At The Aragon Sludge Metal | review permalink
AMON AMARTH - With Oden on Our Side Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
AMON AMARTH - Twilight of the Thunder God Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
AMON AMARTH - Wrath of the Norsemen Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
AMON AMARTH - Surtur Rising Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
ANNIHILATOR - Live at Masters of Rock Thrash Metal | review permalink
ANTHRAX - Worship Music Thrash Metal | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - The Here and Now Metalcore | review permalink
BRING ME THE HORIZON - Suicide Season Metalcore | review permalink
CARPATHIAN FOREST - We're Going to Hollywood for This Black Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - Chimaira Groove Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - The Infection Groove Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - The Dehumanizing Process Groove Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - Coming Alive Groove Metal | review permalink
CLUTCH - Live in Flint, Michigan Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - Blast Tyrant Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - Robot Hive / Exodus Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - Strange Cousins From the West Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - Clutch: Live at the 9:30 Stoner Rock | review permalink
DIO - Holy Diver Live Heavy Metal | review permalink
DIO - Holy Diver Heavy Metal | review permalink
DIO - The Last in Line Heavy Metal | review permalink
DEVILDRIVER - Pray for Villains Groove Metal | review permalink
DOWN - NOLA Stoner Metal | review permalink
DOWN - Down III: Over the Under Stoner Metal | review permalink
DOZER - Through The Eyes Of Heathens Stoner Rock | review permalink
FORBIDDEN - Forbidden Evil Thrash Metal | review permalink
SODOM - Agent Orange Thrash Metal | review permalink
ZYKLON - The Storm Manifesto Death Metal | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - Year of the Black Rainbow Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - Neverender: Children of the Fence Edition Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
KYUSS - Welcome To Sky Valley Stoner Metal | review permalink
MARILYN MANSON - The Last Tour on Earth Industrial Metal | review permalink
PANTERA - Official Live: 101 Proof Groove Metal | review permalink
KISS - Sonic Boom Hard Rock | review permalink
KISS - Rock The Nation Live! Hard Rock | review permalink
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - 2 Hard Rock | review permalink
PARKWAY DRIVE - Deep Blue Metalcore | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Harmony Corruption Death Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Fear, Emptiness, Despair Death Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Enemy of the Music Business Death Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - Retribution Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
SOULFLY - Prophecy Groove Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - Ascendancy Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
TRIVIUM - Shogun Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
TESTAMENT - Practice What You Preach Thrash Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - The Formation Of Damnation Thrash Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - Live in London Thrash Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Endgame Thrash Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - That One Night - Live in Buenos Aires Thrash Metal | review permalink
MUDVAYNE - L.D. 50 Nu Metal | review permalink
MUDVAYNE - The End of All Things to Come Nu Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Elegies Groove Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - The Blackening Groove Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Burn My Eyes Groove Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Unto the Locust Groove Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - Killadelphia Groove Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - Walk With Me In Hell Groove Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - Wrath Groove Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - Sacrament Groove Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Hordes of Chaos Thrash Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Enemy of God Thrash Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Coma of Souls Thrash Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Extreme Aggression Thrash Metal | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Alive or Just Breathing Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - The End of Heartache Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Unleashed In The East Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Painkiller Power Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Screaming For Vengeance Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - British Steel Heavy Metal | review permalink
HATEBREED - Hatebreed Metalcore | review permalink
EXODUS - Fabulous Disaster Thrash Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - Shovel Headed Kill Machine Thrash Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A Thrash Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - Exhibit B: The Human Condition Thrash Metal | review permalink
SLIPKNOT (IA) - (sic)nesses Nu Metal | review permalink
RUSH - Hemispheres Hard Rock | review permalink
SHRINEBUILDER - Shrinebuilder Stoner Metal | review permalink
PANTERA - Reinventing the Steel Groove Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Deliverance Stoner Metal | review permalink
THE GRAND ASTORIA - Omnipresence Doom Metal | review permalink
THE GRAND ASTORIA - Caesar Enters The Palace Of Doom Doom Metal | review permalink
BLACK TUSK - Set The Dial Sludge Metal | review permalink
QUEEN - Queen Rock Montreal & Live Aid Hard Rock | review permalink
IMMORTAL - Sons of Northern Darkness Black Metal
PEARL JAM - Backspacer Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
MUSHROOMHEAD - XIII Nu Metal
LAMB OF GOD - Resolution Groove Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Sin After Sin Heavy Metal | review permalink
LIMP BIZKIT - The Unquestionable Truth (Part 1) Nu Metal
QUEENSRŸCHE - Operation: Mindcrime Progressive Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Sad Wings Of Destiny Heavy Metal | review permalink
ACCEPT - Stalingrad Heavy Metal | review permalink
DOZER - Call It Conspiracy Stoner Metal | review permalink
CLUTCH - Pigtown Blues Non-Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Anno Domini High Definition Progressive Metal | review permalink
RUSH - Clockwork Angels Hard Rock | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - Daybreaker Metalcore | review permalink
DISTORTED HARMONY - Utopia Progressive Metal | review permalink
BARONESS - Yellow & Green Heavy Psych | review permalink
MUSHROOMHEAD - Beautiful Stories For Ugly Children Nu Metal | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - Mastermind Stoner Rock | review permalink
BRING ME THE HORIZON - Sempiternal Metalcore | review permalink
CLUTCH - Earth Rocker Stoner Rock | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - The Afterman: Descension Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Land of the Free Power Metal | review permalink
FAIR TO MIDLAND - Arrows & Anchors Alternative Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Shrine of New Generation Slaves Metal Related | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Somewhere Out in Space Power Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Rapid Eye Movement Metal Related | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Second Life Syndrome Metal Related | review permalink
ANATHEMA - Weather Systems Non-Metal | review permalink
MELECHESH - Sphynx Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
MELECHESH - The Epigenesis Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
PANTERA - Vulgar Display of Power Groove Metal
PROTEST THE HERO - Scurrilous Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
PROTEST THE HERO - Kezia Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Slipknot Nu Metal
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Iowa Nu Metal
TESSERACT - Altered State Progressive Metal
MONUMENTS - Gnosis Metalcore
KING CRIMSON - Red Proto-Metal
TOOL - Lateralus Progressive Metal
HELLOWEEN - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
ANNIHILATOR - Alice in Hell Thrash Metal
ANTHRAX - Among The Living Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - So Far, So Good... So What! Thrash Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - Fear Of A Blank Planet Metal Related
TOOL - 10,000 Days Progressive Metal
GUNS N' ROSES - Appetite For Destruction Hard Rock
BIOHAZARD - Means to an End Hardcore Punk
BIOHAZARD - No Holds Barred: Live in Europe Hardcore Punk
MARILYN MANSON - Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) Industrial Metal
MARILYN MANSON - Antichrist Superstar Industrial Metal
PROTEST THE HERO - Volition Metalcore | review permalink
ICED EARTH - Live in Ancient Kourion US Power Metal | review permalink
CANNIBAL CORPSE - The Wretched Spawn Death Metal
HELLOWEEN - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I Power Metal
OPETH - In Live Concert at the Royal Albert Hall Progressive Metal
ACCEPT - Blind Rage Heavy Metal | review permalink
SAXON - The Eagle Has Landed NWoBHM
NAPALM DEATH - Noise for Music's Sake Death Metal
LIFE OF AGONY - River Runs Red Hardcore Punk | review permalink
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Disasterpieces Nu Metal
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Slipknot - Disasterpieces Nu Metal
MACHINE HEAD - Bloodstone & Diamonds Groove Metal | review permalink
SABATON - Carolus Rex Power Metal | review permalink
RISHLOO - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth Progressive Metal | review permalink
RISHLOO - Feathergun Alternative Metal | review permalink
FEAR FACTORY - Archetype Industrial Metal | review permalink
BLIND GUARDIAN - Somewhere Far Beyond Power Metal | review permalink
BRING ME THE HORIZON - That's the Spirit Metalcore | review permalink
CLUTCH - Psychic Warfare Stoner Rock | review permalink
PRIMAL FEAR - Jaws of Death Power Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - The Sin And The Sentence Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
TESSERACT - Sonder Progressive Metal | review permalink
OPETH - Sorceress Metal Related
MASTODON - The Workhorse Chronicles: The Early Years 2000-2005 Sludge Metal | review permalink
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE - The War Of Art Nu Metal | review permalink
ANNIHILATOR - Annihilator Thrash Metal | review permalink
ANTHRAX - Alive 2: The DVD Thrash Metal | review permalink
BARONESS - Blue Record Sludge Metal | review permalink
CARPATHIAN FOREST - Defending the Throne of Evil Black Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - The Impossibility Of Reason Groove Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - Resurrection Groove Metal | review permalink
CLUTCH - Clutch Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - The Elephant Riders Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - Pure Rock Fury Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - From Beale Street to Oblivion Stoner Rock | review permalink
DIO - Sacred Heart Heavy Metal | review permalink
DIO - Dream Evil Heavy Metal | review permalink
DEATH ANGEL - Act III Thrash Metal | review permalink
DEVILDRIVER - DevilDriver Groove Metal | review permalink
DEVILDRIVER - The Fury of Our Maker's Hand Groove Metal | review permalink
DEVILDRIVER - The Last Kind Words Groove Metal | review permalink
DEVILDRIVER - Beast Groove Metal | review permalink
DOWN - Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow... Stoner Metal | review permalink
ENTOMBED - Inferno Death 'n' Roll | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - The Way of the Fist Groove Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - War Is the Answer Groove Metal | review permalink
FLAW - Through the Eyes Nu Metal | review permalink
SACRED REICH - The American Way Thrash Metal | review permalink
FORBIDDEN - Twisted Into Form Thrash Metal | review permalink
FORBIDDEN - Omega Wave Thrash Metal | review permalink
OVERKILL - Overkill: Wrecking Everything - Live Thrash Metal | review permalink
SERJ TANKIAN - Elect the Dead Symphony Alternative Metal | review permalink
SLAYER - World Painted Blood Thrash Metal | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - The Second Stage Turbine Blade Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
KYUSS - Blues For The Red Sun Stoner Metal | review permalink
KYUSS - ...And The Circus Leaves Town Stoner Metal | review permalink
HEATHEN - Victims of Deception Thrash Metal
ENTOMBED - Morning Star Death 'n' Roll | review permalink
PARKWAY DRIVE - Horizons Metalcore | review permalink
NEUROSIS - A Sun That Never Sets Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Utopia Banished Death Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - The Code Is Red... Long Live the Code Death Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Punishment in Capitals Death Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - Blizzard Of Ozz Heavy Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - Diary Of A Madman Heavy Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - No Rest For The Wicked Heavy Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - No More Tears Heavy Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - Ozzmosis Heavy Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - The Art of Balance Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - Threads of Life Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
SOULFLY - Dark Ages Groove Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - Conquer Groove Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - In Waves Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
TESTAMENT - The Legacy Thrash Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - The New Order Thrash Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - United Abominations Thrash Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Rude Awakening Thrash Metal | review permalink
MUDVAYNE - Mudvayne Alternative Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Hellalive Groove Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Through the Ashes of Empires Groove Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - The More Things Change... Groove Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - Ashes of the Wake Groove Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Violent Revolution Thrash Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - At the Pulse of Kapitulation: Live in East Berlin, 1990 (DVD/CD) Thrash Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Terrible Certainty Thrash Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Pleasure to Kill Thrash Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Angel Of Retribution Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Ram It Down Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Defenders Of The Faith Heavy Metal | review permalink
HATEBREED - Supremacy Metalcore | review permalink
HATEBREED - The Rise of Brutality Metalcore | review permalink
HATEBREED - Perseverance Metalcore | review permalink
EXODUS - Tempo of the Damned Thrash Metal | review permalink
HIGH ON FIRE - Death Is This Communion Stoner Metal | review permalink
BARONESS - Red Album Sludge Metal | review permalink
GAMA BOMB - Tales From the Grave in Space Thrash Metal | review permalink
KOWLOON WALLED CITY - Turk Street Sludge Metal | review permalink
KOWLOON WALLED CITY - Gambling on the Richter Scale Sludge Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! Thrash Metal | review permalink
CUDA - Hellfire Stoner Metal
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - American Capitalist Groove Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Wiseblood Stoner Metal | review permalink
SHEAVY - Celestial Hi-Fi Stoner Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - TH1RT3EN Thrash Metal | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - Monolithic Baby! Stoner Rock | review permalink
FU MANCHU - In Search Of... Stoner Rock | review permalink
VIO-LENCE - Eternal Nightmare Thrash Metal | review permalink
FU MANCHU - Go For It... Live! Stoner Rock | review permalink
ANVIL - Monument Of Metal Heavy Metal | review permalink
MUSHROOMHEAD - XX Nu Metal
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - Black Country Hard Rock | review permalink
DOZER - Beyond Colossal Stoner Rock | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - Spine of God Stoner Rock | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Utilitarian Death Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - Enslaved Groove Metal | review permalink
BLACKFOOT - Marauder Hard Rock | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - The Warning Heavy Metal | review permalink
NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Handle With Care Thrash Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - Fire from the Sky Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
BLACK MOTH - The Killing Jar Stoner Rock | review permalink
SAVAGE MESSIAH - Plague Of Conscience Thrash Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Empire Progressive Metal | review permalink
FEAR FACTORY - Demanufacture Industrial Metal
FEAR FACTORY - Obsolete Industrial Metal
QUEENSRŸCHE - Queensrÿche Heavy Metal | review permalink
NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Survive Thrash Metal | review permalink
PERIPHERY - Periphery II : This Time It's Personal Progressive Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - Dark Roots Of Earth Thrash Metal | review permalink
SAVATAGE - Hall Of The Mountain King Heavy Metal | review permalink
ACCEPT - Blood of the Nations Heavy Metal | review permalink
SAVATAGE - Gutter Ballet Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - Afterglow Hard Rock | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - The Afterman: Ascension Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Stronger Than Death Heavy Metal | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Disarm the Descent Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - No World Order Power Metal | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Heading for Tomorrow Power Metal | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - 4-Way Diablo Stoner Rock | review permalink
SAVATAGE - Handful Of Rain Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Order of the Black Heavy Metal | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Hate Crew Deathroll Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Queensrÿche Heavy Metal | review permalink
DEEP PURPLE - Now What?! Hard Rock | review permalink
PERIPHERY - Periphery Metalcore
ANNIHILATOR - Never, Neverland Thrash Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin IV Hard Rock
IRON MAIDEN - Powerslave NWoBHM
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
SLAYER - South of Heaven Thrash Metal
TOOL - Ænima Alternative Metal
PAIN OF SALVATION - The Perfect Element, Part 1 Progressive Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - Deadwing Metal Related
DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple In Rock Hard Rock
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Mezmerize Alternative Metal
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Shout At The Devil Glam Metal
BIOHAZARD - Urban Discipline Rap Metal
BIOHAZARD - Mata Leão Rap Metal
BIOHAZARD - Uncivilization Hardcore Punk
SAXON - Strong Arm of the Law NWoBHM
DIAMOND HEAD - Lightning to the Nations NWoBHM
MARILYN MANSON - Mechanical Animals Industrial Metal
TESTAMENT - Dark Roots of Thrash Thrash Metal | review permalink
PERIPHERY - Clear Progressive Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - The Time of the Oath Power Metal | review permalink
TESSERACT - One Progressive Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - ...And Justice for All Thrash Metal
RUSH - A Farewell to Kings Hard Rock
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Follow the Reaper Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Hatebreeder Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - 7 Sinners Power Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - Straight Out of Hell Power Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Visions Power Metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - The Glorious Burden US Power Metal | review permalink
W.A.S.P. - The Crimson Idol Heavy Metal
SAXON - Denim and Leather NWoBHM
PEARL JAM - Vs. Heavy Alternative Rock
PEARL JAM - Lost Dogs Heavy Alternative Rock
MANOWAR - Kings of Metal Heavy Metal | review permalink
MANOWAR - The Triumph of Steel US Power Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - The DVD Death Metal
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - IX Stoner Metal | review permalink
SLIPKNOT (IA) - .5: The Gray Chapter Alternative Metal | review permalink
GRIM REAPER - Fear No Evil NWoBHM | review permalink
SABATON - Coat Of Arms Power Metal | review permalink
RISHLOO - Eidolon Alternative Metal | review permalink
FREEDOM CALL - Stairway to Fairyland Power Metal | review permalink
FREEDOM CALL - Crystal Empire Power Metal | review permalink
ANGRA - Angels Cry Power Metal | review permalink
BLIND GUARDIAN - Nightfall in Middle-Earth Power Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Under Flaming Winter Skies - Live in Tampere Power Metal | review permalink
ANGRA - Angels Cry: 20th Anniversary Tour Power Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Thrash Metal
PARKWAY DRIVE - Ire Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman Heavy Metal | review permalink
FEAR FACTORY - Genexus Industrial Metal | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - Lost Forever // Lost Together Metalcore | review permalink
BARONESS - Purple Stoner Metal | review permalink
ROB ZOMBIE - Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor Industrial Metal | review permalink
SONATA ARCTICA - Ecliptica Power Metal | review permalink
EDGUY - Theater of Salvation Power Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - Blood In, Blood Out Thrash Metal | review permalink
PRONG - Carved Into Stone Groove Metal | review permalink
EDGUY - The Savage Poetry Power Metal | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us Metalcore | review permalink
SAXON - Thunderbolt Heavy Metal | review permalink
SEPULTURA - Sepultura - Live in Sao Paulo Groove Metal | review permalink
PARKWAY DRIVE - Reverence Metalcore | review permalink
VOLBEAT - Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies Heavy Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - The Verdict Heavy Metal | review permalink
THIN LIZZY - Thunder And Lightning Heavy Metal
THIN LIZZY - Live And Dangerous Hard Rock
SLIPKNOT (IA) - We Are Not Your Kind Alternative Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - United Alive Power Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Remission Sludge Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Jonah Hex: Revenge Gets Ugly EP Progressive Metal | review permalink
MASTODON - Call Of The Mastodon Sludge Metal | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - Hollow Crown Metalcore | review permalink
BLACK TUSK - Taste The Sin Sludge Metal | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - The Age of Hell Groove Metal | review permalink
CLUTCH - Slow Hole to China: Rare and Rereleased Stoner Rock | review permalink
CLUTCH - Live at the Googolplex Stoner Rock | review permalink
SACRED REICH - Still Ignorant: 1987-1997 Live Thrash Metal | review permalink
JASTA - Jasta Metalcore | review permalink
OVERKILL - Ironbound Thrash Metal | review permalink
RISE TO REMAIN - Bridges Will Burn EP Metalcore | review permalink
RISE TO REMAIN - City of Vultures Metalcore | review permalink
SLEEP - Sleep's Holy Mountain Stoner Metal | review permalink
SLEEP - Jerusalem Stoner Metal | review permalink
SLEEP - Dopesmoker Stoner Metal | review permalink
ZYKLON - Storm Detonation Live Death Metal | review permalink
KYUSS - Muchas Gracias: The Best Of Kyuss Stoner Metal | review permalink
ANTHRAX - Stomp 442 Groove Metal | review permalink
KISS - Symphony: The DVD Hard Rock | review permalink
PARKWAY DRIVE - Don't Close Your Eyes Metalcore | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Order of the Leech Death Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Smear Campaign Death Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Time Waits for No Slave Death Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - Down To Earth Heavy Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - The War Within Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
SOULFLY - The Song Remains Insane Groove Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - 3 Nu Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - The Crusade Thrash Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - Souls of Black Thrash Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - The World Needs a Hero Thrash Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - The System Has Failed Thrash Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - As the Palaces Burn Groove Metal | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - As Daylight Dies Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Rising In The East Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Nostradamus Heavy Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Turbo Heavy Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - Bonded by Blood Thrash Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - Pleasures of the Flesh Thrash Metal | review permalink
EXODUS - Impact Is Imminent Thrash Metal | review permalink
MARILYN MANSON - Guns, God And Government Live In L.A. Industrial Metal | review permalink
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE - The Feeding Nu Metal | review permalink
NEUROSIS - Sovereign Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
OVERKILL - Fuck You and Then Some Thrash Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Live Volume: The Movie Stoner Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Stained Class Heavy Metal | review permalink
FORBIDDEN - Distortion Thrash Metal | review permalink
PRIMEVIL - Smokin' Bats at Campton's Proto-Metal | review permalink
DEATH ANGEL - Frolic Through the Park Thrash Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - America's Volume Dealer Stoner Metal | review permalink
RED FANG - Murder the Mountains Stoner Rock | review permalink
SHEAVY - The Electric Sleep Stoner Metal | review permalink
SHEAVY - Synchronized Stoner Metal | review permalink
SHEAVY - Republic? Stoner Metal | review permalink
SIXTY WATT SHAMAN - Reason to Live Stoner Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - In the Arms of God Stoner Metal | review permalink
FIVE HORSE JOHNSON - The Last Men On Earth Stoner Rock | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - Superjudge Stoner Rock | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - Dopes to Infinity Stoner Rock | review permalink
MONSTER MAGNET - God Says No Stoner Rock | review permalink
FIVE HORSE JOHNSON - The Mystery Spot Non-Metal | review permalink
FIVE HORSE JOHNSON - The No. 6 Dance Non-Metal | review permalink
THE GRAND ASTORIA - The Grand Astoria Doom Metal | review permalink
CRADLE OF FILTH - Dusk and Her Embrace Symphonic Black Metal
CRADLE OF FILTH - Damnation and a Day Gothic Metal
CRADLE OF FILTH - V Empire or Dark Faerytales in Phallustein Symphonic Black Metal
CRADLE OF FILTH - Bitter Suites to Succubi Gothic Metal
FU MANCHU - California Crossing Stoner Rock | review permalink
SHEAVY - The Machine That Won the War Stoner Metal | review permalink
ROBOT LORDS OF TOKYO - Whiskey, Blood & Napalm Doom Metal | review permalink
VIO-LENCE - Oppressing the Masses Thrash Metal | review permalink
DOZER - In The Tail Of a Comet / Madre De Dios Stoner Rock | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Killing Machine Heavy Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Corrosion of Conformity Stoner Metal | review permalink
BIOHAZARD - Reborn In Defiance Hardcore Punk | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - Ruin Metalcore | review permalink
BLACKFOOT - Tomcattin' Hard Rock | review permalink
SIXTY WATT SHAMAN - Seed of Decades Stoner Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Mindcrime At The Moore Progressive Metal | review permalink
BLACKFOOT - Strikes Hard Rock | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Promised Land Progressive Metal | review permalink
MARILYN MANSON - Born Villain Industrial Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Operation: Mindcrime II Progressive Metal | review permalink
FEAR FACTORY - Digimortal Industrial Metal
EARTHRIDE - Vampire Circus Stoner Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Dehumanizer Heavy Metal | review permalink
THE GRAND ASTORIA - To Whom It May Concern Doom Metal | review permalink
DOWN - Down IV - Part I Stoner Metal | review permalink
SAVATAGE - Streets: A Rock Opera Heavy Metal | review permalink
PARKWAY DRIVE - Atlas Metalcore | review permalink
KISS - Monster Hard Rock | review permalink
JUROJIN - The Living Measure Of Time Alternative Metal | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Sonic Brew Heavy Metal | review permalink
HATEBREED - The Divinity of Purpose Metalcore | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Insanity and Genius Power Metal | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Sigh No More Power Metal | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - 1919 Eternal Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - The Blessed Hellride Heavy Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 Groove Metal | review permalink
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - Core Heavy Alternative Rock
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) Nu Metal
CIRCLES - The Compass Progressive Metal
KING CRIMSON - Larks' Tongues In Aspic Proto-Metal
DEEP PURPLE - Machine Head Hard Rock
DEATH - Symbolic Technical Death Metal
METALLICA - Ride the Lightning Thrash Metal
PANTERA - Cowboys From Hell Groove Metal
SLAYER - Seasons in the Abyss Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - Countdown to Extinction Thrash Metal
RAINBOW - Rising Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Heaven And Hell Heavy Metal
MOTÖRHEAD - Ace of Spades Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Piece Of Mind NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN - Somewhere In Time Heavy Metal
MOTÖRHEAD - Bomber Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Killers NWoBHM
BLACK SABBATH - Mob Rules Heavy Metal
DREAM THEATER - Images and Words Progressive Metal
PORCUPINE TREE - In Absentia Metal Related
PORCUPINE TREE - The Incident Metal Related
AC/DC - Back In Black Hard Rock
VAN HALEN - Van Halen Hard Rock
RUSH - Permanent Waves Hard Rock
KING CRIMSON - In The Court Of The Crimson King Proto-Metal
RUSH - 2112 Hard Rock
DEEP PURPLE - Fireball Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Presence Hard Rock
DEEP PURPLE - Burn Hard Rock
ALICE IN CHAINS - Dirt Alternative Metal
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - Toxicity Alternative Metal
FAITH NO MORE - Angel Dust Alternative Metal
SOUNDGARDEN - Badmotorfinger Alternative Metal
SKID ROW - Skid Row Glam Metal
SAXON - Wheels of Steel NWoBHM
RAMMSTEIN - Mutter Industrial Metal
W.A.S.P. - The Last Command Heavy Metal
RED FANG - Whales & Leeches Stoner Rock | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - Rabbit Don't Come Easy Power Metal | review permalink
TWISTED SISTER - You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll Heavy Metal
TWISTED SISTER - Stay Hungry Heavy Metal
TWISTED SISTER - Come Out And Play Heavy Metal
PROTEST THE HERO - Fortress Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - 13 Heavy Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - The Dark Ride Power Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - Better Than Raw Power Metal | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Something Wild Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Are You Dead Yet? Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Relentless Reckless Forever Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Land of the Free II Power Metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - Something Wicked This Way Comes US Power Metal | review permalink
OVERKILL - Taking Over Thrash Metal
SAVATAGE - Edge Of Thorns Heavy Metal | review permalink
PEARL JAM - Touring Band 2000 Heavy Alternative Rock
IMMORTAL - At the Heart of Winter Black Metal
OPETH - Watershed Progressive Metal
OPETH - Deliverance Progressive Metal
MANOWAR - Sign of the Hammer Heavy Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Leaders Not Followers Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Death by Manipulation Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Diatribes / Greed Killing / Bootlegged In Japan Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Inside the Torn Apart / Words from the Exit Wound / Breed to Breathe Death Metal
LIFE OF AGONY - Ugly Alternative Metal | review permalink
MUSHROOMHEAD - The Righteous & the Butterfly Nu Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - Walls of Jericho Speed Metal | review permalink
RAVEN - All for One NWoBHM | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy Power Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Destiny Power Metal | review permalink
MAGIC KINGDOM - Savage Requiem Power Metal
FREEDOM CALL - Eternity Power Metal | review permalink
FREEDOM CALL - The Circle of Life Power Metal | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - Power Plant Power Metal | review permalink
ANGRA - Holy Land Power Metal | review permalink
HAMMERFALL - Renegade Power Metal | review permalink
TESSERACT - Polaris Progressive Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - My God-Given Right Power Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - Got Your Six Groove Metal | review permalink
BLIND GUARDIAN - Imaginations From the Other Side Power Metal | review permalink
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - The Color Before the Sun Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
MANOWAR - The Lord Of Steel Heavy Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - Silence In The Snow Heavy Metal | review permalink
MEGADETH - Dystopia Thrash Metal | review permalink
BLIND GUARDIAN - Tales From the Twilight World Power Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Live Volume Stoner Metal
IRON SAVIOR - Iron Savior Power Metal | review permalink
ACCEPT - Restless and Wild Heavy Metal
ACCEPT - Metal Heart Heavy Metal
LIMP BIZKIT - Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water Nu Metal
ROB ZOMBIE - The Zombie Horror Picture Show Industrial Metal | review permalink
ACCEPT - Restless & Live Heavy Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - Blind Sludge Metal | review permalink
ANNIHILATOR - Set the World on Fire Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - BCCIV Hard Rock | review permalink
EDGUY - Vain Glory Opera Power Metal | review permalink
EDGUY - Hellfire Club Power Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Episode Power Metal | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Incarnate Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
IRON SAVIOR - Dark Assault Power Metal | review permalink
ACCEPT - The Rise of Chaos Heavy Metal | review permalink
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Day Of The Gusano Nu Metal | review permalink
THE WORKHORSE MOVEMENT - Sons of the Pioneers Alternative Metal | review permalink
RHAPSODY OF FIRE - Symphony Of Enchanted Lands Power Metal | review permalink
PRONG - No Absolutes Groove Metal | review permalink
DISTURBED - Live at Red Rocks Alternative Metal | review permalink
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY - No Cross No Crown Stoner Metal | review permalink
PRONG - Zero Days Groove Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Firepower Heavy Metal | review permalink
PERIPHERY - Periphery III: Select Difficulty Progressive Metal | review permalink
VOLBEAT - Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie Heavy Metal | review permalink
VOLBEAT - Beyond Hell/Above Heaven Heavy Metal | review permalink
ARCHITECTS - Holy Hell Metalcore | review permalink
THIN LIZZY - Jailbreak Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Johnny The Fox Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Bad Reputation Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Chinatown Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Renegade Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Life Hard Rock
COHEED AND CAMBRIA - Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Atonement Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
BRING ME THE HORIZON - Count Your Blessings Deathcore | review permalink
CHIMAIRA - Pass Out Of Existence Metalcore | review permalink
CLUTCH - Transnational Speedway League: Anthems, Anecdotes, and Undeniable Truths Stoner Metal | review permalink
CLUTCH - Jam Room Hard Rock | review permalink
THE DEFILED - Grave Times Metalcore | review permalink
FLAW - Home Grown Studio Sessions Non-Metal | review permalink
POWERMAN 5000 - Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere Non-Metal | review permalink
KYUSS - Wretch Stoner Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - Bark At The Moon Heavy Metal | review permalink
OZZY OSBOURNE - The Ultimate Sin Heavy Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - Fallout From the War Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
SOULFLY - Primitive Nu Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - Ember To Inferno Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
MUDVAYNE - Lost and Found Nu Metal | review permalink
MUDVAYNE - All Access to All Things Nu Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - New American Gospel Groove Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Live Kreation-Revisioned Glory Thrash Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - Fear Will Drag You Down Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
TESTAMENT - The Ritual Thrash Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS FALL - Madness In Manila: Shadows Fall Live In The Philippines 2009 Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - Live Over Europe Hard Rock | review permalink
CRADLE OF FILTH - Cruelty and the Beast Gothic Metal
CRADLE OF FILTH - Midian Gothic Metal
FLAW - Endangered Species Nu Metal | review permalink
MUSHROOMHEAD - Savior Sorrow Nu Metal
SHEAVY - Blue Sky Mind Stoner Metal | review permalink
DOZER - Madre de Dios Stoner Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Rocka Rolla Hard Rock | review permalink
BLACKFOOT - Flyin' High Hard Rock | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Rage For Order Heavy Metal | review permalink
ELF - Ronnie James Dio: The Elf Albums Hard Rock | review permalink
MARILYN MANSON - The High End of Low Industrial Metal | review permalink
POWERMAN 5000 - Destroy What You Enjoy Hard Rock | review permalink
BLACK SABBATH - Technical Ecstasy Heavy Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - Omen Groove Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Hear In The Now Frontier Hard Rock | review permalink
FEAR FACTORY - Transgression Industrial Metal
SERJ TANKIAN - Harakiri Alternative Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Tribe Hard Rock | review permalink
GAMMA RAY - To the Metal! Power Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Voices in My Head Metal Related | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - The European Invasion: Doom Troopin' Live Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Hangover Music, Volume VI Hard Rock | review permalink
RUSH - Moving Pictures Hard Rock
BLACK SABBATH - Paranoid Heavy Metal
SLAYER - Reign in Blood Thrash Metal
SEPULTURA - Chaos A.D. Groove Metal
METALLICA - Kill 'em All Thrash Metal
IRON MAIDEN - The Number Of The Beast NWoBHM
BLACK SABBATH - Master Of Reality Heavy Metal
MOTÖRHEAD - Overkill Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Brave New World Heavy Metal
RAINBOW - Long Live Rock 'n' Roll Heavy Metal
PEARL JAM - Ten Heavy Alternative Rock
SOUNDGARDEN - Superunknown Heavy Alternative Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin II Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Houses Of The Holy Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin III Hard Rock
QUEEN - Queen II Proto-Metal
AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) Hard Rock
QUEEN - A Night At The Opera Proto-Metal
RUSH - Snakes & Arrows Hard Rock
LED ZEPPELIN - Physical Graffiti Hard Rock
FAITH NO MORE - The Real Thing Funk Metal
FAITH NO MORE - King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime Alternative Metal
BIOHAZARD - State Of The World Address Rap Metal
SICK OF IT ALL - Scratch the Surface Hardcore Punk
SICK OF IT ALL - Yours Truly Alternative Metal
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Mafia Heavy Metal | review permalink
HELLOWEEN - Master of the Rings Power Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Infinite Power Metal | review permalink
DREAM THEATER - Metropolis, Part 2: Scenes From a Memory Progressive Metal
W.A.S.P. - The Headless Children Heavy Metal
ENTOMBED - Clandestine Death Metal
SKID ROW - Slave To The Grind Heavy Metal
PEARL JAM - Vitalogy Heavy Alternative Rock
PEARL JAM - No Code Heavy Alternative Rock
PEARL JAM - Yield Heavy Alternative Rock
PEARL JAM - Lightning Bolt Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Theatre Of Pain Glam Metal
PISSING RAZORS - Live In The Devil's Triangle Groove Metal | review permalink
OPETH - Blackwater Park Progressive Metal
OPETH - Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Shot to Hell Heavy Metal | review permalink
DOWN - Down IV - Part II Stoner Metal | review permalink
MANOWAR - Fighting the World Heavy Metal | review permalink
MANOWAR - Louder Than Hell US Power Metal | review permalink
TRIVIUM - Vengeance Falls Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Redeemer Of Souls Heavy Metal | review permalink
NAPALM DEATH - Words From the Exit Wound Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Inside the Torn Apart Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Greed Killing Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Breed to Breathe Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Mentally Murdered Grindcore
NAPALM DEATH - Punishment in Capitals Death Metal
RISHLOO - Terras Fames Alternative Metal | review permalink
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop Heavy Alternative Rock | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Elements Part 2 Power Metal | review permalink
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Girls, Girls, Girls Glam Metal
ICED EARTH - The Crucible of Man: Something Wicked, Part 2 US Power Metal | review permalink
MANOWAR - Hail to England Heavy Metal | review permalink
FREEDOM CALL - Dimensions Power Metal | review permalink
LAMB OF GOD - VII: Sturm und Drang Groove Metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - The Dark Saga US Power Metal | review permalink
METALLICA - Hardwired... to Self-Destruct Heavy Metal | review permalink
LIMP BIZKIT - Results May Vary Nu Metal
LIMP BIZKIT - Gold Cobra Nu Metal
LIMP BIZKIT - Significant Other Nu Metal
ROB ZOMBIE - Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Industrial Metal
ROB ZOMBIE - Educated Horses Industrial Metal
ROB ZOMBIE - The Sinister Urge Industrial Metal
PRIMAL FEAR - Nuclear Fire Power Metal
ATROPHY (AZ) - Socialized Hate Thrash Metal | review permalink
GIRLSCHOOL - Screaming Blue Murder NWoBHM | review permalink
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - No Place for Disgrace Thrash Metal | review permalink
DISTURBED - Asylum Alternative Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Catharsis Groove Metal | review permalink
PRONG - Beg to Differ Crossover Thrash | review permalink
CLUTCH - Book Of Bad Decision Stoner Rock | review permalink
THIN LIZZY - Black Rose: A Rock Legend Hard Rock
BARONESS - Gold & Grey Stoner Metal | review permalink
FLAW - Vol. IV Because Of The Brave Nu Metal | review permalink
OVERKILL - W.F.O. Thrash Metal | review permalink
MUDVAYNE - The New Game Nu Metal | review permalink
MACHINE HEAD - Supercharger Nu Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Endless Pain Thrash Metal | review permalink
NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Out of Order Thrash Metal | review permalink
THE UNION UNDERGROUND - An Education in Rebellion Nu Metal
BLACKFOOT - No Reservations Hard Rock | review permalink
MARILYN MANSON - Eat Me, Drink Me Industrial Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Q2K Hard Rock | review permalink
FEAR FACTORY - The Industrialist Industrial Metal | review permalink
SAVATAGE - Power Of The Night Heavy Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Memories In My Head Metal Related | review permalink
SLIPKNOT (IA) - All Hope Is Gone Alternative Metal
SEPULTURA - Arise Thrash Metal
SEPULTURA - Beneath the Remains Thrash Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Sabotage Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Vol 4 Heavy Metal
LED ZEPPELIN - Led Zeppelin Hard Rock
NIRVANA - Nevermind Heavy Alternative Rock
RAINBOW - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow Hard Rock
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - Rage Against the Machine Rap Metal
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - The Battle of Los Angeles Rap Metal
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - System of a Down Alternative Metal
FAITH NO MORE - Album Of The Year Alternative Metal
BIOHAZARD - New World Disorder Hardcore Punk
BIOHAZARD - Kill or Be Killed Hardcore Punk
ANGEL WITCH - Angel Witch NWoBHM
RAMMSTEIN - Reise, Reise Industrial Metal
WHITE ZOMBIE - La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Volume 1 Groove Metal
RAMMSTEIN - Sehnsucht Industrial Metal
NINE INCH NAILS - Pretty Hate Machine Non-Metal
TWISTED SISTER - Love Is For Suckers Glam Metal
HELLOWEEN - Helloween - High Live Power Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Elements Part 1 Power Metal | review permalink
CARCASS - Heartwork Melodic Death Metal
NEUROSIS - Times Of Grace Atmospheric Sludge Metal
SODOM - Persecution Mania Thrash Metal
PEARL JAM - Live At The Garden Heavy Alternative Rock
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal
OPETH - Damnation Non-Metal
SAXON - Power & the Glory NWoBHM
NAPALM DEATH - Diatribes Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - The World Keeps Turning EP Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Mass Appeal Madness Death Metal
HELLOWEEN - Pink Bubbles Go Ape Heavy Metal | review permalink
MANOWAR - Warriors of the World Heavy Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - II Power Metal | review permalink
HELSTAR - Nosferatu US Power Metal
ANTHRAX - For All Kings Thrash Metal | review permalink
KING DIAMOND - Abigail Heavy Metal
MORBID ANGEL - Covenant Death Metal
LIMP BIZKIT - Three Dollar Bill, Yall$ Nu Metal
SAMSON - Shock Tactics NWoBHM
BLIND GUARDIAN - Follow the Blind Speed Metal | review permalink
ANTHRAX - Live: The Island Years Thrash Metal | review permalink
STRATOVARIUS - Intermission Power Metal | review permalink
EDGUY - Mandrake Power Metal | review permalink
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Grimmest Hits Heavy Metal | review permalink
HAKEN - The Mountain Progressive Metal
VOLBEAT - Rewind, Replay Rebound Hard Rock | review permalink
NUCLEAR ASSAULT - Louder Harder Faster Thrash Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - Soulfly Nu Metal | review permalink
JUDAS PRIEST - Point Of Entry Heavy Metal | review permalink
CRADLE OF FILTH - Nymphetamine Gothic Metal
CRADLE OF FILTH - Live Bait for the Dead Gothic Metal
FEAR FACTORY - Mechanize Industrial Metal
BLACK SABBATH - Black Sabbath Heavy Metal
IRON MAIDEN - Iron Maiden NWoBHM
CAPTAIN BEYOND - Captain Beyond Heavy Psych
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Dr. Feelgood Glam Metal
ANATHEMA - Falling Deeper Non-Metal
PEARL JAM - Riot Act Heavy Alternative Rock
PEARL JAM - Pearl Jam Heavy Alternative Rock
MÖTLEY CRÜE - Too Fast For Love Glam Metal
OPETH - My Arms, Your Hearse Death Metal
SAXON - Crusader NWoBHM
MANOWAR - Into Glory Ride Heavy Metal | review permalink
VOIVOD - Dimension Hatröss Technical Thrash Metal
EDGUY - Tinnitus Sanctus Power Metal
VENOM - Welcome to Hell Speed Metal
VENOM - Black Metal Speed Metal
EMPEROR - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk Symphonic Black Metal
SAMSON - Head On NWoBHM
SEPULTURA - Roots Alternative Metal
MONSTER MAGNET - Mindfucker Stoner Rock | review permalink
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE - Killswitch Engage (2000) Melodic Metalcore
CRADLE OF FILTH - Thornography Gothic Metal
SLAYER - Hell Awaits Thrash Metal
MERCYFUL FATE - Don't Break the Oath Heavy Metal
OPETH - Orchid Death Metal
OPETH - Morningrise Death Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Leaders Not Followers, Part 2 Death Metal
NEUROSIS - Through Silver In Blood Atmospheric Sludge Metal
SEPULTURA - Kairos Groove Metal
SLIPKNOT (IA) - 9.0: Live Nu Metal
SLIPKNOT (IA) - Voliminal: Inside the Nine Nu Metal
BRING ME THE HORIZON - Live At Wembley Metalcore | review permalink
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE - Tango Umbrella Alternative Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - And Justice for None Groove Metal | review permalink
THIN LIZZY - Fighting Hard Rock
CRADLE OF FILTH - From the Cradle to Enslave E.P. Symphonic Black Metal
DEVIN TOWNSEND - Synchestra Progressive Metal
NAPALM DEATH - From Enslavement to Obliteration Grindcore
CRADLE OF FILTH - The Principle of Evil Made Flesh Melodic Black Metal
MUSHROOMHEAD - Mushroomhead Volume 1 Nu Metal
FEAR FACTORY - Soul of a New Machine Death Metal
DARKTHRONE - A Blaze in the Northern Sky Black Metal
THIN LIZZY - Nightlife Hard Rock
SEPULTURA - Schizophrenia Thrash Metal
NAPALM DEATH - Scum Grindcore
ALICE COOPER - School's Out Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Thin Lizzy Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Shades Of A Blue Orphanage Hard Rock
THIN LIZZY - Vagabonds Of The Western World Hard Rock

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Heavy Metal 102 4.00
2 Thrash Metal 89 4.22
3 Hard Rock 62 3.65
4 Power Metal 60 4.12
5 Groove Metal 55 4.36
6 Stoner Metal 39 4.19
7 Nu Metal 36 3.85
8 Death Metal 34 3.74
9 Stoner Rock 32 4.39
10 Progressive Metal 31 4.21
11 Metalcore 30 4.35
12 Alternative Metal 27 3.87
13 Heavy Alternative Rock 26 4.00
14 Melodic Metalcore 25 4.28
15 Industrial Metal 24 3.94
16 NWoBHM 18 3.72
17 Sludge Metal 14 4.54
18 Melodic Death Metal 11 4.41
19 Metal Related 10 4.40
20 Non-Metal 9 3.72
21 Hardcore Punk 8 4.13
22 US Power Metal 8 3.94
23 Glam Metal 7 3.36
24 Gothic Metal 7 3.14
25 Proto-Metal 6 4.00
26 Rap Metal 5 3.70
27 Black Metal 5 3.90
28 Doom Metal 5 4.40
29 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 4 3.38
30 Speed Metal 4 3.00
31 Symphonic Black Metal 4 3.00
32 Melodic Black Metal 3 3.67
33 Grindcore 3 1.83
34 Death 'n' Roll 2 4.50
35 Heavy Psych 2 3.75
36 Crossover Thrash 1 3.50
37 Funk Metal 1 3.50
38 Deathcore 1 3.50
39 Technical Death Metal 1 4.00
40 Technical Thrash Metal 1 2.50

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HELLOWEEN United Alive

Movie · 2019 · Power Metal
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Imagine a Judas Priest show with both Tim Ripper Owens and Rob Halford singing together. No wait… Imagine a Sepultura show with both Max Cavelera and Derick Green singing. No wait, that’s not even it. I’ve got it… Imagine an Iron Maiden show with Paul Dianno, Bruce Dickinson and Blaze Bailey all singing. Well, maybe, if Dickinson had left after four albums and Blaze had been there ever since. Ok, Now swap out the zombie mascot for some comedy pumpkins and you’re approaching the situation here. Helloween, one of Germany’s biggest and most important bands, one of the most iconic Power Metal bands in history, with one of the most impressive family trees (Gamma Ray, Masterplan, Freedom Call, Unisonic, Iron Savior etc) make one of the most anticipated decisions in the history of the genre.

Who is your favourite Helloween singer? Is it Kai Hansen, the heaviest singer and the original? Is it Michael Kiske, the most technically accomplished and the one from their most iconic record? Or is it Andi Deris, their best frontman and the singer on the most albums? – Turns out, now you don’t have to choose. United Alive, the live video from the Pumpkins United tour sees all three join the stage together, cracking out a career spanning mixture of material from the earliest thrashiest material to the modern gems, with all the iconic genre defining masterpieces from the peerless Keepers’ era sprinkled in too.

There are over 20 tracks here (some are intros and solos, and some are medleys/combinations, but still…) that’s a lot of Helloween. All three singers take it turns to sing. Sometimes not even a song each, but rather dividing it up section by section inside each song, or all at once. It is very welcome to hear them back on some of their own tracks like ‘Heavy Metal Is The Law’ after not hearing it on the other live videos, or ‘Dr. Stein’ after having heard only Deri’s take on it previously. Conversely it is very interesting to see Kai or Kiske sing on some of the big commercial ‘90s/’00s hits like ‘Perfect Gentleman’ or ‘If I Could Fly.’

There are often 7 members on stage at the one time (or 8 if you count the keyboardist, Eddy Wrapiprou). There’s Weikath and Grosskopft on guitar and bass as always. Sascha Gerstner and Daniel Löble on guitar and drums like the last several albums. And the three aforementioned singers (with Kai also playing guitar).

There’s a mix of footage, ranging from headline shows in Madrid, Spain to festival appearances at Wacken and in Brazil. Sort of like they did already on their previous ‘Legacy World Tour 2005/2006 DVD.

Normally I really prefer a concert DVD to come from one single show, rather than complied from a series of different dates in different places with different lighting, sound and camera work, but given that the band itself is now a compilation of past and present members and some of the songs included are medleys, I don’t know why but it just works here.

The band put on a great show. There’s a lot going on. There’s video screens, a big pumpkin stage set piece around the drum kit (which has 4 kickdrums for some reason, just to add to the over-the-top feel of it all), a light show, and a few cheesy moments like members coming out dressed in a top hat and cane, or raining pumpkin balloons.

Deris, ever the consummate front man is great at revving up the crowd, and then the different members get spotlights for certain tunes and join up on others, there’s prolonged solo segments, a tribute to late drummer Ingo Schichtenberg, its all very diverse and entertaining. They even do a stripped-down bare bones version of the ballad ‘Forever And One’ straight after a super heavy Walls Of Jericho/EP medley, which pretty much shows both polar opposites of the band’s varied discography.

There’s multiple different ways you can buy it. DVD, Blu Ray, combinations thereof. Versions with CDs. The version I got it two Blu Rays. One with the concert and one with a load of extra footage. There’s a few extra songs (Including the underrated ‘Kids Of The Century’ from the oft maligned Pink Bubbles Go Ape album). There’s a bunch of behind the scenes footage looking at various aspects of the tour and production. It comes in a nice shiny digi-book with some brief liner notes and a glossy photo booklet. You know, just as if it wasn’t value for money enough already with an almost three-hour concert of a Helloween fan’s wildest fantasy line-up.

As a concept you really have to hand it to them; its quite a clever move to reuinite with past members without losing current members as some fans never got over Kiske leaving the band or only ever even tried the Keepers albums. Some fans really love the Kai era and you never get to see Helloween play much material from it anymore (you only really get the chance if he chucks one in to a Gamma Ray show some time). Its a great idea to reel them back in and show them how great the Deris era can be too. Come for ‘Halloween’ and ‘Future World’ but stay for ‘Sole Survivor’ and ‘Power’ then learn to love the Deris era if you don’t already.

Thankfully though, its not just the concept that’s good. The whole package is good. The sound, footage, editing and bonus material. Most importantly though, the performance. It doesn’t come across as a novelty cash grab, it really feels like a jubilant celebration. As they say in the opening track ‘Halloween’ ”There’s magic in the air.” This may be cheesy to say (but hey, if you like Helloween, you better be used to cheesy) but it really is a heavy metal dream come true. Buy it!

OVERKILL W.F.O.

Album · 1994 · Thrash Metal
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W.F.O (Wide Fucking Open) is the seventh full-length studio album from the East Coast Thrash Metal legends, Overkill. It is an interesting bit of history for the band.

Their first five albums are all absolute classics of Thrash Metal, their sixth album was a diversion into Stoner/Groove Metal territory, but this seventh album is a quick return back to Thrash again, and yet, as it came out in 1994, it still has some Groove to it. It is their return to Thrash and yet it also isn’t pure Thrash all the way through.

The album is pretty damn good. There’s a good mix of fast and slow, modern and old school, familiar and variety. There are some real memorable songs, like ‘Fast Junkie’ ‘Supersonic Hate’ ‘Gasoline Dream’ and ‘Where It Hurts.’ Some of these ended up on the band’s later live albums. There’s also a weird bonus track where they jam out a few cover songs like Voodo Chile and Heaven & Hell.

Interesting fact; the third track uses the same ‘Here comes the pain’ sample that Slipknot use on their debut album.

The downside of the album however, is it has a really weird production job. It has a very loud clunky bass tone, muddy drums, muffled guitars and vocals too low in the mix. Some people can’t get past it. I don’t really notice it when listen to the album on its own, but if you add the songs to a playlist or hear them on shuffle amongst other albums, then it really does stand out as sounding quite unusual.

It isn’t an absolutely essential album like their first five albums are, but I would still recommend it to any warm blooded Thrash fan (or Fast Junkie), who is looking for more.

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Atonement

Album · 2019 · Melodic Metalcore
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2019’s Atonement is the 3rd album since Jesse Leach rejoined the iconic metalcore band, Killswitch Engage. I’ll skip to the end right away and say this album is no disappointment. There are a bunch of new songs fit for any future KSE live sets or compilations.

The sound, performance and production are all top notch. More or less similar in quality to the past two albums. Sonically; it is crystal clear and perfectly produced. As classy as you can get without tipping over into overproduced. The band pound away with the same ratio of aggression and contemplation, and nail it perfectly.

Unusually for Killswitch, there is a guest vocal performance from an outisder, from Testament’s Chuck Billy. They add him over one of the thrashier songs (‘The Crownless King’) and he really suits the music. Also; in contrast to the outsider guest spot, and in a nice mirror to Jesse Leach’s guest vocal performance on The End Of Heartache, during the time that Howard Jones was the singer, now that Jesse is the singer, Howard Jones pops up here for a guest vocal performance, on the track ‘The Singal Fire.’

I’m not just saying it due to the above fact, but the best song on the album is definitely ‘The Signal Fire.’ Next time I see Killswitch I really hope they play it live.

Other highlights include the opener ‘Unleashed’ and ‘I Can’t Be The Only One’ (which I imagine will become a single and a live favourite). I am also rather fond of ‘Know You Enemy’ which channels Dimebag at times in the riffs, and the album closer ‘Bite The Hand That Feeds’ which is arguably the fastest and heaviest one on this album. There’s plenty of new songs to get excited about, and very little if any in the way of filler.

Initially I was a bit sceptical about this album before getting it, as they said it was their most diverse album to date, and then the first song they released from it, ‘I Am Broken Too’ wasn’t exactly a big rager like ‘In Due Time’ or ‘Strength Of The Mind’ or ‘This Is Absolution’ …and I feared that they might be loosing their touch. Luckily the album is not all in that style anyway. And furthermore, do you know what? The more I listen to that song, the more I like it. It may be a bit mid paced and overly earnest, but dammit if that chorus doesn’t sound better and better each time I play it. As long as there are ragers there too, it doesn’t hurt to have a calmer moment to break things up.

Overall; this is a very strong album and a welcome addition to the Killswitch catalogue. If you don’t like Killswitch already, it won’t change your mind, for all the media talk of it being their most diverse album, it pretty much sounds like modern Killswitch and nothing else for the majority of its duration, but if you like modern Killswitch you shant be disappointed, as it is an expertly performed, produced and written modern Killwitch album, and that’ll do just fine.

FLAW Vol. IV Because Of The Brave

Album · 2019 · Nu Metal
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I really enjoyed the 2001 debut album Through The Eyes from Kentucky Nu Metal band Flaw, they were always one of the more underrated bands from that particular subgenre and the quality of their debut is up there with any of their more famous peers. I saw them live in 2002 and they were really good. Maybe the market was just saturated, at the time, maybe they didn’t get the right exposure, who knows? Maybe the manager didn’t land them the right tour…who knows? All I know is it sure as hell wasn’t for lack of brilliant songs that they aren’t as big as they should be. The follow up, Endangered Species was pretty good, but it came out when Nu Metal was falling off the map and hardly anyone heard it. I wanted it but didn’t ever find it in any music stores at the time, and this was before the internet was an obvious way to get albums. I’m sure you could, but I didn’t think of it yet.

Cut another 15 years forward to 2019, the band have gone through line-up changes (Wikipedia lists 19 ex-members, that’s up there with Cradle Of Filth and Annihilator for turnover), solo albums, a self-produced album and a reunion/comeback. The second album since their comeback, Vol. IV Because Of The Brave is now out, and it reminds me once again what a solid and dependable band Flaw are. It reminds me what an excellent vocalist Chris Volz is. It reminds me how entertaining Nu Metal can be when its done right.

It’s a decent album. 35 minutes, doesn’t overstay its welcome. Fair production job. Good solid songs. A typically excellent vocal performance from Chris Volz. There’s also a few surprises. ‘Wake Up’ for example sounds a bit more like Korn than Flaw. The album closer, ‘Lest We Forget’ is pretty interesting too. Its sort of mid paced alternative metal with spoken word kind of reminds me a tiny bit of what Queensryche were doing on American Soldier.

Highlights include the opening one-two punch of ‘Persistence’ and ‘Walk The Line’ as well as single ‘Conquer This Climb’ (which seems to be a bit more modern and almost slightly Djent flavoured for the first few seconds before it turns to the classic Flaw sound – but with a rather tasty guitar solo).

If you have any inclination to check out Flaw for the first time, then obviously, go for their by now classic debut first. This is good but its not as good as the first two albums. But if you are a fan you can relax knowing the band are still here, still putting out music, and aren’t disappointing. Overall; A welcome addition to the Flaw catalogue, if you are into that sort of thing (which I certainly am).

SLIPKNOT (IA) We Are Not Your Kind

Album · 2019 · Alternative Metal
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I’ve said it before, but I don’t think in my life I have listened to any album more than Slipknot’s 1999 debut. I got into the band my first year of high-school and for my generation they were the biggest and most important band in the world, the way Metallica and Maiden were for people starting school in the ‘80s, or Pantera were for people starting school in the ‘90s, or Zeppelin and Kiss were for people starting school in the ‘70s.

Slipknot were more than a band; they were so much more in my mind. I can’t count on two hands the number of pictures I drew of them, or discussions I had with school friends about them or magazines I bought just because they were in it. The first time I saw them live, on the Iowa cycle at Belfast Odyssey Arena, is one of the most memorable concerts I have ever been to. I don’t want to throw around terms like life-changing in my old and cynical age, but if I was to apply such an epithet to any band, Slipknot would be the one.

To some extent I like everything they have ever done. I am a bit of a lifer and so this review isn’t exactly going to be impartial or unbiased. But I am not 100% blind and unwilling to think critically either so I’d like to say you can trust what I say. I will admit All Hope Is Gone is not as good as the others. I’ll be happy to admit that there quite a few lyrics I dislike and sometimes Shawn’s video projects are a bit too arty and pretentious and that maybe a straighter take might do the band more favours. I’ll even admit that some songs I like have choruses I dislike even if the rest of the song is enjoyable. (‘Sulpher’ for example has a chorus I always seem to resent, as it represents the band going a bit too far away from what made me like them in the first place). I did get a bit sceptical when a few too many clean vocals started creeping in and what were amazing and refreshing moments of clean (‘Me Inside’) amongst the heaviness became the norm and it started to seem almost every song had to have a radio chorus.

A lot of people aren’t so keen on the band’s last two albums, All Hope Is Gone and .5 The Gray Chapter, so you can expect the reviews for this will all certainly feature some kind of ‘return to form’ or ‘best since’ line or two. Now; as I said, I like every album Slipknot have ever made (and probably every song too, its just some parts I am not keen on)… but I both can and can’t see why this ‘return to form’ thing is going to be so prevalent.

Now; I think The Gray Chapter is brilliant. I’ve been reading a lot of negative things about it online in the build up to We Are Not Your Kind’s release. I don’t agree with the narrative that it was a rushed or undercooked or too much like Corey’s other band Stone Sour. Tracks like ‘Custer,’ ‘Sarcastrophe’ and ‘The Negative One’ are rabid and savage, and even though I sort of resent them, I can’t deny the radio moments like ‘The Devil In I’ are damn catchy… However; In the same way I initially hated ‘Psychosocial’ when I first heard it for the big clean radio chorus that felt like a change in what the band was trying to be and what they represented, I can see how the cleaner moments on the Gray Chapter would put people off. I mean in isolation I like almost every one of them anyway, but I just wish on principal that on the last three albums there were a few more ‘Disasterpeice’ and ‘Metabolic’ style choruses and a few less ones like those of ‘Dead Memories’ and ‘Before I Forget.’ I reckon a lot of other older fans feel the same way.

We Are Not Your Kind seems to be blowing a lot of people’s skirts up for its heaviness and brutality. There is plenty of it on here. ‘Orphan,’ ‘Red Flag’ and ‘Nero Forte’ all connect like a haymaker to the face. Corey did say in interviews while it was being written that it reminded him of Iowa and on these songs you can sort of see why he might have thought that if they were the ones he was working on at the time.

But this album has plenty of clean moments too. Hell; the first real song (track 2) on every other Slipknot album is always one of the fastest, heaviest, most brutal ones on the record, and yet here, track two is the big single ‘Unsainted’ with its absolutely huge radio chorus and festival sing-along intro. So the public’s different reaction to ‘Gray Chapter and We Are Not Your Kind can’t just be about heavy vs. clean.

One thing that is clear is that the songs on this, their sixth official studio, album are just really good. It might be that simple. The first distorted verse to ‘Unsainted’ is fierce as honey badger and the drums throughout are really impressive and energetic. The way Jay flails sideways into the china cymbal at unexpected times reminds me of what made the band’s debut so damn exciting.

You know what else makes this album so good? (Now; I’m not saying it wasn’t there on the last two albums, but…) on this album the amount of time given over to the band’s extra members and how high they are in the mix seems to be higher on this record. Lots of Sid’s DJ scratches. Lots of additional percussion from the two extra percussionists. Lots of samples and sounds from the mysterious Craig. It feels like this album really goes out of its way to justify having all nine members and revels in what makes Slipknot unique… After the massive success of Vol. 3 and its radio singles and ballads, it felt like on the follow up, All Hope Is Gone that the band were trying to be more of a ‘normal’ band instead of celebrating their uniqueness. Here they seem to shine a spotlight on them more often.

What else is great is that the band aren’t afraid to do new things. ‘Birth Of The Cruel’ for example sees the band discover ‘90s Groove Metal, and lean into the sort of riffs and drum beats that would fit on Burn My Eyes or Chaos Ad at times, with bendy riffs, and stomping jarring rhythms. Obviously through a Slipknot filter, but still…

I think the best thing about the album though might well be the fact that Corey isn’t holding back with his vocals so much. On the first album he screamed his head off so much that we were told he wasn’t allowed to talk between shows so he could rest his voice. By the time Vol. 3 came around he had to find a way to scream without damaging his voicebox and came up with the new voices that he has been using on that and all subsequent albums. It feels at times though that on this album (and maybe ‘Custer’ off of the last album… because as I said, I don’t get the hate for that one) that Corey is back to shredding his throat to pieces like back in the glory days. Some of the vocals on ‘Red Flag’ and the start of ‘Orphan’ could be straight out of ‘People = Shit’ or ‘The Heretic Anthem’ and that is the sound I fell in love with all those years ago. That was a big part of the initial magic that hooked me in and made me such a lifer for this generation defining band. Corey howling himself hoarse is just one of the best noises in all of heavy music and its nice to hear it so much again.

The production is also good, it keeps the mix clear without losing the frenzied and chaotic feel too much on the heavier tracks. You can hear each beater on the kick drum, you can hear the bass under the vocals, but you can also tune out and just be swept away in the energy of the whole thing. It doesn’t feel like the edges have been sanded down too much.

One little minor niggle against the album is the exclusion of the track ‘All Out Life’ (which was separately released back around Halloween 2018, but it contains the title line ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ repeatedly chanted). Admittedly; There was one bit I didn’t like in it, where they slow down and there is the spoken word ‘‘I will not…’’ section that was a bit similar to the intro of ‘Pulse Of The Maggots.’ Otherwise however, that track was quite a rager. I really love how driving the first verse is and when he sings that ‘’the horizon is coming like a hellbent killing machine’’ you really feel this sense of urgency and momentum. I have just added the track in as number 15 on my iTunes and phone so I get to hear it every time I hear the album (which has been pretty much non-stop since release). If you want it on CD though, you’d have to buy the special Japanese bonus track edition. Bit of a shame though that everyone doesn’t just get it as standard, because it’s a great song that I’ve really grown to love and it fits into the album well.

I feel it’s a bit weird to leave it out, as the biggest complaint I have about The Gray Chapter is that it needs just one more heavy song to balance the album out. It’s a bit frustrating to see them make the same decision again. I mean don’t get me wrong; I like ‘A Liar’s Funeral’ and ‘Not Long For This World’ and their atmospheric build ups. (Slipknot have always been the master of that, with the likes of ‘Gently’ and ‘Skin Ticket’ in the good old days, and ‘If Rain Is What You Want’ recently). But what right-minded metal fan wouldn’t want the majority of a Slipknot album to be flailing double kicks and gnarly riffs?

Now I don’t want it to be exclusively speed and power. Slipknot’s diversity is as big a draw as their ferocity. The band have always had a creepy experimental side (often driven by Shawn) to balance out Joey and Mick’s love of Deicide and Morbid Angel. All the way back to ‘Tattered And Torn,’ ‘Frail Limb Nursery’ and ‘Scissors’ from the debut and evolving into things like ‘The Virus Of Life’ and ‘Danger Keep Away (Extended Version)’ they have been balancing out the aggressive songs with nightmarish moments. They have also been experimenting with clean and subtle moments on recent albums like ‘Killpop’ and ‘Goodbye.’ So you can sort of see the legacy and evolution there and so it isn’t a total bolt out of the blue, when this album takes the cleans and mixes them with the creepy to come up with a new sound. I have read a lot of reviews of this record saying this record is dominated by experimentation. You can sort of see why. The album is full of creepy nursery rhyme-meets-experimental electronic tracks. ‘Death Because Of Death,’ ‘What’s Next,’ ‘My Pain’ and ‘Spiders’ for example come across at the same time as being both something that the band has never done before but also as a continuation in their long line of broadening the scope of their albums by adding in something more esoteric.

This album is certainly diverse; you have the four aforementioned quiet creepy ones, you have the two above-mentioned atmospheric ones, a selection of ragers as discussed prior, the huge big radio single with the surprisingly heavy verses and great drumming to open the proceedings. There’s also ‘Critical Darling’ which toes the line between radio and rager with its chorus reminiscent of Alice In Chains’ track ‘God Smack,’ and then there’s the album closer ‘Soloway Firth,’ which is a sprawling, strangely structured and winding song that goes in many different directions and which requires a good few listens to even pin down and follow what’s going on. Its not prog, but its certainly not three-chord trick, verse-chorus-verse, rock either.

All in all it is a very interesting listen (even without adding in ‘All Out Life’ for heaviness sake). I don’t want to go and say ‘’The best album since…’’ because I am really fond of all their albums, but it is certainly really good. Really, really good in fact. As a bit of an over eager fan it certainly satisfies, but objectively it is a damn fine record with a good flow, a good balance of different directions, a good sound and fantastic vocal performance. It not only meets my high expectations but exceeds them.

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