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FAITH NO MORE - Angel Dust Alternative Metal
DEFTONES - White Pony Alternative Metal
ARCTURUS - The Sham Mirrors Avant-garde Metal
METALLICA - Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
MEGADETH - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? Thrash Metal
DEATH - Symbolic Technical Death Metal
ATHEIST - Elements Technical Death Metal
CRYPTOPSY - None So Vile Technical Death Metal
KATATONIA - Last Fair Deal Gone Down Metal Related
EARTH - Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version Drone Metal
AGALLOCH - Marrow of the Spirit Atmospheric Black Metal
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD - City Industrial Metal
NINE INCH NAILS - The Downward Spiral Metal Related
NINE INCH NAILS - Broken Industrial Metal
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN - Irony Is a Dead Scene (with Mike Patton) Mathcore
CONVERGE - Jane Doe Mathcore
OPETH - Still Life Progressive Metal
OPETH - Blackwater Park Progressive Metal
OPETH - Ghost Reveries Progressive Metal
TOOL - Lateralus Progressive Metal

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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Non-Metal 74 3.68
2 Metal Related 56 3.92
3 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 36 3.85
4 Progressive Metal 36 3.81
5 Alternative Metal 32 3.56
6 Industrial Metal 29 3.90
7 Atmospheric Black Metal 28 4.05
8 Death Metal 21 3.83
9 Sludge Metal 19 3.79
10 Thrash Metal 17 4.00
11 Mathcore 16 4.16
12 Heavy Metal 15 3.57
13 Metalcore 14 3.71
14 Drone Metal 14 3.61
15 Avant-garde Metal 14 4.18
16 Technical Death Metal 13 4.23
17 Nu Metal 11 3.50
18 Hard Rock 11 2.68
19 Hardcore Punk 10 3.95
20 Heavy Alternative Rock 7 3.00
21 Gothic Metal 7 4.36
22 Melodic Death Metal 6 4.33
23 Black Metal 6 3.83
24 Doom Metal 4 3.50
25 Grindcore 4 4.00
26 Proto-Metal 4 4.50
27 Rap Metal 3 4.17
28 Funeral Doom Metal 3 4.83
29 Depressive Black Metal 3 4.17
30 Death-Doom Metal 3 3.67
31 Crossover Thrash 3 3.67
32 Crust Punk 3 2.83
33 Melodic Metalcore 2 2.75
34 Heavy Psych 2 3.25
35 Folk Metal 2 4.00
36 Symphonic Metal 2 3.00
37 Stoner Metal 1 4.50
38 Stoner Rock 1 4.00
39 NWoBHM 1 4.50
40 Technical Thrash Metal 1 4.00
41 Funk Metal 1 4.50
42 Electronicore 1 3.00
43 Cybergrind 1 4.00
44 Death 'n' Roll 1 4.00
45 Brutal Death Metal 1 4.50
46 Deathcore 1 4.00
47 Deathgrind 1 4.00

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ANATHEMA Hindsight

Album · 2008 · Non-Metal
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The existence of acoustic Hindsight in the Anathema portfolio seems to me rather a delay in the release of We're Here Because We're Here, because by the time this compilation of acoustic reimaginings of the Liverpool formation's hits came out, there have been no full-lengths for 5 years since A Natural Disaster, and fans longed to hear something new from their favorites.

The above confirms about half of the tracks from Hindsight. Did it make sense to remake, say, Inner Silence or Flying? I find this question quite rhetorical. The family union of the Cavanagh brothers and brother/sister Douglas resolved this issue in different ways. In the context of the tracks already mentioned, as well as Temporary Peace and the title one from A Natural Disaster, the rhythms and arrangements on the surface have not changed one iota. A strange decision was to frame One Last Goodbye in an acoustic shell, and as a result, the composition, which is deliberately pathetic, is necessary as a light air, lost this serve, becoming just pretentious and uninteresting ballad, which is trying to break out and light a bright flame all around, but it's not happening.

However, in terms of other songs Anathema really tried and gave some songs a new, beautiful, soft point of view. A striking example is the opening Fragile Dreams, a powerful hit from Alternative 4, which in the reimagined version became even more explosive and, of course, incredibly beautiful in its simple but ingenious tragedy. A grim hit from Eternity, Angelica, in the acoustic version became contemplative, getting rid of thick metal riffs. Are You There, it would seem, does not require any radical acoustic alteration, but Daniel managed to make a different from the original and a beautiful version of this ballad, and by the way, this version then fit on the collection of the best hits Internal Landscapes, released 10 years later.

The bottom line is simple: half-remarkable, half meaningless, Hindsight, however, is a worthy example of another facet of Anathema's talent in creating deep and soulful songs.

CULT OF LUNA Vertikal

Album · 2013 · Atmospheric Sludge Metal
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After the schizophrenic stream of consciousness demonstrated at Eternal Kingdom, Swedish post-metalists from Cult of Luna turn to the abstract elevation and move further away from sludge component, replacing it with abundant electronics inlays, which, by the way, open even more and even larger spaces, as if the listener put in place of the lyrical hero of Mute Departure. In general, post-metal is a genre in which you need to perfectly play intonations, and Cult of Luna always succeeds in doing it great, although, it would seem, the entire field of the genre was plowed almost 10 years ago, when the ball ruled by a well-known group with a forbidden name (in Russia at least).

Yet not burdened by talent, Cult of Luna somehow miraculously still shows the power of post-metal, and they can create truly mesmerizing things with its extraterrestrial beauty in such a chimerical genre, whether it's a psychedelic and powerful I: The Weapon, epic in every sense Vicarious Redemption or piercing Mute Departure. There is a place on the album for more classic CoL things, such as Synchronicity and In Awe Of, well, where without electronic interludes.

Vertikal shows that Swedish adherents are still great masters in creating monuments of their genre, monuments that grow different muscles and which function in a completely magical way. Whether it's the chemistry developed over a long time between the participants, or it's just a huge talent, multiplied by the expedibility of the material on the album (based, as you all know, on the masterpiece of German cinema of the 20s called "Metropolis"), verdict remains simple: a magnificent sample of the '10 post-metal and one of the best albums made by Cult of Luna.

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