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Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Death Metal 1046 3.38
2 Thrash Metal 567 3.48
3 Progressive Metal 313 3.70
4 Technical Death Metal 193 3.69
5 Heavy Metal 175 3.53
6 Black Metal 150 3.33
7 Melodic Death Metal 110 3.77
8 Technical Thrash Metal 95 3.63
9 Hard Rock 90 3.47
10 Brutal Death Metal 77 3.59
11 Non-Metal 71 3.37
12 Crossover Thrash 66 3.40
13 Stoner Metal 64 3.62
14 Sludge Metal 63 3.58
15 Death-Doom Metal 62 3.44
16 Grindcore 60 3.25
17 US Power Metal 58 3.69
18 Doom Metal 54 3.62
19 Alternative Metal 52 3.44
20 Power Metal 49 3.65
21 Groove Metal 45 3.61
22 Metal Related 45 3.67
23 Gothic Metal 44 3.50
24 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 33 3.74
25 Death 'n' Roll 31 3.19
26 Industrial Metal 31 3.68
27 Atmospheric Black Metal 30 3.38
28 Avant-garde Metal 29 3.62
29 Metalcore 29 3.53
30 Hardcore Punk 24 3.69
31 Speed Metal 23 3.15
32 Melodic Black Metal 20 3.48
33 Traditional Doom Metal 20 3.77
34 Deathgrind 20 3.52
35 Symphonic Black Metal 19 3.37
36 Goregrind 14 2.79
37 Proto-Metal 12 3.75
38 Stoner Rock 10 3.90
39 Crust Punk 9 3.44
40 Deathcore 8 3.50
41 Heavy Alternative Rock 8 3.63
42 Glam Metal 7 3.21
43 Depressive Black Metal 7 3.43
44 Symphonic Metal 6 3.50
45 NWoBHM 5 3.60
46 Cybergrind 5 3.80
47 Mathcore 5 3.40
48 Drone Metal 4 3.50
49 Funeral Doom Metal 4 3.75
50 Folk Metal 3 3.33
51 Heavy Psych 3 3.50
52 Neoclassical metal 3 3.33
53 Melodic Metalcore 3 2.67
54 Rap Metal 3 3.50
55 Nu Metal 2 3.00
56 Funk Metal 2 3.25
57 Trance Metal 1 3.00

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CHIMAIRA Chimaira

EP · 1999 · Metalcore
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"Chimaira" is the eponymously titled first EP recording by US, Ohio based hardcore/groove metal act Chimaira. The EP was independently released in October 1999. It features the two tracks from the band´s September 1999 demo release (the band´s second demo) plus the track "Refuse To See", which is a track which was originally written by Mark Hunter and Jim LaMarca for their previous band Skipline.

Stylistically Chimaira play a hybrid groove metal, NU metal, and hardcore style, which is based on heavy chugging riffs and grooves and ultra aggressive screaming hardcore vocals. The NU metal element only extends to a few parts on the "Divination" track, which vaguely resembles something Korn could have put out. Other than that this is just really aggressive hardcore/groove metal.

The demo features a professional studio production and upon conclusion it´s a good quality first EP release from Chimaira. A 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

CHIMAIRA Demo II

Demo · 1999 · Metalcore
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"Demo II" is the second demo recording by US, Ohio based hardcore/groove metal act Chimaira. The demo was independently released in September 1999. The two tracks from the demo would be re-released along with the "Refuse To See" track (which does not appear on the original version of this demo) on the October 1999 eponymously titled EP.

Stylistically Chimaira play a hybrid groove metal, NU metal, and hardcore style, which is based on heavy chugging riffs and grooves and ultra aggressive screaming hardcore vocals. The NU metal element only extends to a few parts on the "Divination" track, which vaguely resembles something Korn could have put out. Other than that this is just really aggressive hardcore/groove metal.

The demo features a professional studio production and it´s no wonder that the band opted to re-release the material from the demo as their first EP. A 3 star (60%) rating is warranted.

CENTINEX Under the Blackened Sky

Demo · 1993 · Death Metal
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"Under the Blackened Sky" is the third demo recording by Swedish death metal act Centinex. The demo was independently released in March 1993 and bridges the gap between the band´s debut full-length studio album "Subconscious Lobotomy" (October 1992, Underground Records) and the July 1994 "Transcend the Dark Chaos" EP. Centinex were initially unable to secure a multi-album deal and therefore they had to start over, recording a new demo after the release of "Subconscious Lobotomy".

Stylistically Centinex had more or less already shed most of their early demo hardcore/grincore influences on "Subconscious Lobotomy" and "Under the Blackened Sky" is also a 100% pure death metal release. At this point they had arguably found the core style they would continue to play for the next many releases. It´s pretty standard quality Swedish death metal and while the demo is both relatively well produced, the material well written, and the musicianship decent, Centinex don´t produced anything here, that you haven´t heard before...both better and more memorable.

When that is said "Under the Blackened Sky" is still a decent quality demo recording and fans of old school Swedish death metal could appreciate it. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

CENTINEX End of Life

Demo · 1991 · Death Metal
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"End of Life" is the second demo recording by Swedish death metal act Centinex. The demo was independently released in July 1991 only four months after the release of the band´s first demo "Stupid Humanity" from March 1991. Three of the four tracks on the 12:04 minutes long demo would be re-recorded and included on Centinex debut full-length studio album "Subconscious Lobotomy" (October 1992, Underground Records).

While Centinex are still strongly influenced by hardcore/grindcore, the material on "End of Life" can now be labelled death metal, which wasn´t the case with the material on "Stupid Humanity". Centinex have increased the length of their tracks which now sound more fully developed than the short bursts of hardcore/grindcore of the first demo. That doesn´t mean that "End of Life" is a perfect death metal demo by any means. In fact it´s a bit sub par to the best contemporary demos, both in terms of songwriting, sound production, and musicianship.

So upon conclusion "End of Life" didn´t exactly put Centinex on the map and the fact that they signed with Underground Records (a very small label only responsible for releasing two albums and a single in their entire lifespan) for the release of their debut album further strengthens my position that Centinex weren´t a particularly prolific act in the early 90s. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

CENTINEX Stupid Humanity

Demo · 1991 · Death Metal
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"Stupid Humanity" is the first demo recording by Swedish death metal act Centinex. The demo was independently released in March 1991. Centinex formed in 1990 and their initial run lasted until 2006 and they released quite a few albums and minor releases in that period.

This first demo shows a band playing a hardcore/grindcore influenced extreme metal style, which can´t really be labelled death metal, although the vocals are certainly extreme. This is much closer to a band like Cryptic Slaughter and early Hellhammer than it is to Entombed and their ilk. The demo features 10 tracks and a total playing time of 14:10 minutes and that of course means that all tracks are relatively short and some don´t sound fully developed.

The sound production is decent for a 1991 demo and suits the raw and simple material well. Upon conclusion "Stupid Humanity" isn´t the most interesting or innovative extreme metal release from the early 90s Swedish scene, and considering that it was released in 1991 it actually sounds a bit dated, but it´s enjoyable enough while it plays. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

Latest Forum Topic Posts

  • Posted 3 days ago in Metal Up Your Ass and all that Jazz Room V2
    I went to a gig last night and watched these two bands play:http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/chronicle/?ac=chroniclehttp://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/dysgnostic/?ac=dysgIt´s not often enough I go see Danish underground death metal acts play and this show cost only 100 Danish Kroner (around $14/15).I liked Chronicle which was melodic death metal influenced by The Black Dahlia Murder (at least that´s how I heard it), but Dysgnostic was a bit too much for me with their almost clone Ulcerate dissonant technical death metal style. They were arguably a skilled band but that type of music soon becomes chaos on my ears in at live environment.Still an overall good quality show, in a very small venue, giving both the guitarist and the bassist of Chronicle the opportunity to go out among the audience and play. The guitarist even went to the bar at the back of the room and played from there for a few seconds. Nice little touch. UMUR2024-02-17 01:47:54
  • Posted 12 days ago in Now -- what are you listening to? V3
    [QUOTE=Psydye][QUOTE=UMUR] http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/dismember/like-an-everflowing-stream[/QUOTE] Such an awesome album! Nothing they did afterwards compares(at least from what I listened to).[/QUOTE] It`s the only Dismember album I listen to frequently, so I completely agree. This one is definitely awesome though. UMUR2024-02-08 09:38:42
  • Posted 13 days ago in Now -- what are you listening to? V3
    http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/album/wishbone-ash/wishbone-ash

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martindavey87 wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Hey Jonas! How are ya man? Every where I post reviews, either here, Progarchives or RYM, whenever I go to post one I see you've posted one on that album too. It's cool comparing them! Was actually gonna message ya on here just to ask what your name is lol. Hope you're well and rock on! \m/ \m/
more than 2 years ago
Thanks! I will be slowly importing reviews that I have done for my website over here, but that will take awhile. For now, I will just be posting new reviews that I am publishing on my website. Cheers! \m/
mjayeh wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Thanx again for the shout out !!!! \m/

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