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Average of Ratings 88.3  (692 albums)   [ Rating detail ]
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Saor - Origins
Déhà - Ave Maria II
Etat Limite - L'affrontement de l'intime
Wallfahrer - Den Menschen So Fern
Windir - 1184
Izthmi - Leaving This World, Leaving It All Behind
Drudkh - Лебединий шлях (The Swan Road)
Epica - Omega
Tool - Lateralus
Tool - Ænima
Blut aus Nord - Disharmonium - Undreamable Abysses
Drudkh - Відчуженість (Estrangement)
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Death - The Sound of Perseverance
Black Sabbath - Vol 4
Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Hermóðr - My Throne
Starer - The What It Is to Be
Andromida - Wrath of the Vanguard
Mourning by Morning - A Step Away from Light; a Step into Abyss
Njiqahdda - False Legends
Wayfarer - World's Blood
Owls Woods Graves - Secret Spies of the Horned Patrician
This White Mountain - The Final Sorrow
Déhà - Contrasts II
Midnight Odyssey - Biolume Part 1 - In Tartarean Chains
Spectral Wound - A Diabolic Thirst
The Ruins of Beverast - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
Silhouette - Les Retranchements
Cult of Luna - The Long Road North
Pure Wrath - Hymn to the Woeful Hearts
Born of Osiris - Soul Sphere
Mossgiver - The Song Among Branches
Arde - Ancestral Cult
Mesarthim - Vacuum Solution
Autumn Nostalgie - Ataraxia
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Wide Eyes - Oneironot
Sickle of Dust - Where the Sun Glare Danced
Borgne - Temps Morts
Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape
Violet Cold - Empire of Love
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preview Dodskold Black Metal Sweden 1 1 Jun 29, 2022
preview Pestilent Hex Symphonic Black Metal, Melodic Black Metal Finland 1 0 Jun 28, 2022
preview Rûr Atmospheric Black Metal, Epic Black Metal Norway 1 1 Jun 28, 2022
preview Au Clair de Lune Atmospheric Black Metal, Post-Black Metal Italy 1 1 Jun 27, 2022
preview Jord Atmospheric Black Metal, Post-Rock, Blackgaze Sweden 2 2 Jun 27, 2022
preview A Pale December Atmospheric Black Metal, Ambient Italy 1 1 Jun 26, 2022
preview Embra Atmospheric Black Metal, Death Metal United States 1 1 Jun 26, 2022
preview Edenian Gothic Metal, Doom Metal Ukraine 2 3 Jun 26, 2022
preview Dinbethes Progressive Black Metal, Atmospheric Black Metal Netherlands 1 1 Jun 22, 2022
preview Persephone's Legacy Atmospheric Black Metal, Symphonic Black Metal Mexico 2 1 Jun 18, 2022
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Ol' Hatchie Haint preview preview Ol' Hatchie Haint 2021-05-26 90 1 Jun 30, 2022
Sol preview preview Sol 2021-03-12 90 1 Jun 30, 2022
Ödesriket preview preview Ödesriket 2021-05-28 95 1 Jun 29, 2022
The Ashen Abhorrence preview preview The Ashen Abhorrence 2022-07-08 - 0 Jun 28, 2022
Rûr preview preview Rûr 2018-03-30 95 1 Jun 28, 2022
Diaphanous Deities preview preview Diaphanous Deities 2022-02-11 80 1 Jun 27, 2022
Måne preview preview Måne 2022-04-22 90 1 Jun 27, 2022
Death Panacea preview preview Death Panacea 2022-02-11 95 1 Jun 26, 2022
Abjection preview preview Abjection 2018-09-22 85 1 Jun 26, 2022
Satanopethicus preview preview Satanopethicus 2021-11-22 85 1 Jun 26, 2022
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preview  Morkera preview  Entangled Excavations (2022) 95/100    Jun 16, 2022
Entangled Excavations Did you ever just say, "I don't know why, but I really feel like listening again to that album I heard a few days ago," and then you start to realize how amazing it is?

That happened to me with this one, and then I started playing it 3 or 4 times a day.

I was so busy enjoying the music, I didn't notice I was listening to a mix of black metal & death metal. Anyway, it's all good, but with the 4th track Silent Gatherers, the album gets amazingly powerful. The singer's approach is very satisfying and most of the guitar melodies are extremely catchy. The drummer stays very busy. The drums are either very complicated, or in rapid kick drum paradise, or both at the same time. The tone of the album is mostly bleak and simultaneously spiteful and mocking. The result is delectable and hypnoti ... See More
preview  Imperial Circus Dead Decadence preview  殯――死へ耽る想いは戮辱すら喰らい、彼方の生を愛する為に命を讃える――。 (2022) 95/100    Jun 3, 2022
殯――死へ耽る想いは戮辱すら喰らい、彼方の生を愛する為に命を讃える――。 I feel a little guilty not giving this one a perfect 100/100 because it's so apparent that tons & tons of hard work goes into making this style of music. However, I enjoy it just a tiny bet less than my perfect 100s for this year, like Blut aus Nord, Starer, and Andromida. That'll be my justification.

Stylistically, this is heavy heavy heavy, and they make a point of weaving the symphonic element into the song as a whole, but then sometimes as a break from the metal, so there's no getting in a rut with this songwriting. There's that special something about singing in Japanese that gives this album that Japanese sound you might be familiar with. The singers are all amazing too; they use their native language expertly, and they're clearly well trained vocal pros. If you're having misgivin ... See More
preview  Starer preview  The What It Is to Be (2022) 100/100    May 14, 2022
The What It Is to Be The first note on this album you can hear that it won't be an imitation of everyone else in the genre. The note warbles into darkness and feels unsettling. This album goes on to capture many different atmospheres; foreboding, adventurous, sombre, and more. I find every track huge in its climax and sometimes spine tingling buildup.
The title sounds like a boring post rock album. The What It Is To Be is a little post, but the least boring album ever. It's atmospheric fundamentally, but gets into more symphonic territory for a few bars here and there. Super high level songwriting, produced well, and played precisely. Lo-fi and Hi-fi are used expertly for the best effect throughout. I've been listening to this regularly for months now, and it's definitely gonna rank high for 2022's top picks.
preview  Andromida preview  Wrath of the Vanguard (2022) 100/100    May 9, 2022
Wrath of the Vanguard Wow. With his Hellscape album, I thought just 30% or so of the songs were his best level of songwriting. Now with Wrath of the Vanguard, all of the songs are his top level. These songs rock so hard and have so much energy, and it's all played by a blind person.
It's djent and pretty progressive. The beats are often hip hop rhythms and it blends in electronica too, but definitely metal predominantly, and it's extremely groovy metal at that.
If you check out the YouTube video of this album, he starts with a few on-screen sentences telling the beginning of a science fiction story. Then each song with it's title and sound give a feel of a continuing story. Also, each track has it's own artwork which just adds to the feeling of plotline even more. The artist that creates these pictures is rea ... See More
preview  Njiqahdda preview  Into the Twilight (2013)  [EP] 75/100    Apr 30, 2022
Into the Twilight This is totally classic rock and psychedelic, with a little influence from black metal. Which could be good, but it forces the singer into some approaches that force him to lean on bravado, projecting, and fullness. He doesn't really excel in these areas, so the effect kinda drains the passion out. It's different for a singer like Ian from Jethro Tull who can't do Robert Plant kinds of things, so he leans on charisma and puts some theatrics into his voice, kind of like acting. The way I see it, the singing that shows up in the song is not only performance, but also songwriting and conception, not just a flaw like an athlete getting clumsy, so the singing really drags it down for me. Instrumentally, Into the Twilight is pretty nice with fantastic melodies. The mix of good points and bad poi ... See More
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Muse of the Damned preview  Veter Daemonaz preview  Muse of the Damned (2022) 90/100    Jul 1, 2022
Great album that shows the diverse spectrum of plain black metal.
Void preview  Bezmir preview  Void (2017) 95/100    Jul 1, 2022
You're guessing it's kinda like Darkspace because of the covert art, and you're right. You're also guessing it's done extremely well with the unique personal sound of this artist because you noticed this is a project by Severoth. You're right again. You're so great at guessing. I'm really proud of you.
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Ol' Hatchie Haint preview  Vile Haint preview  Ol' Hatchie Haint (2021) 90/100    Jun 30, 2022
The atmosphere seeps up from the decaying pieces of dead plants and mold and fills between your eyelids and your eyes with the sense of nasty murderous ghost stories told by people starting nobody knows when.
Sacrificial Baptism in Murky Waters preview  Vile Haint preview  Sacrificial Baptism in Murky Waters (2022) 95/100    Jun 30, 2022
When I listened to their extremely atmospheric, raw, and evil 1st album in 2021, I definitely did not think they needed to increase the evil feeling even 1 percent. Then, they released this album, which is astoundingly more evil still, and I love it even more. Be warned though, raw means lo-fi. In other words, intentional fuzz. If you're like me you'll love it like that.
Sol preview  Jord preview  Sol (2021) 90/100    Jun 30, 2022
I think when he recorded this album he really had good inspiration and he really could feel there was a way to make it work well. Inspired by his time in the wilderness, he made a great album to begin this project with. Out of the first 2 albums, they have just enough difference in character to make them distinct for the listener, and they're both just as good,
Deterioration of Minds preview  Soreption preview  Deterioration of Minds (2010) 75/100    Jun 30, 2022
I got my energized heavy feeling from listening to this. I also got the 'just visiting' feeling that I'll probably just try it this one time. Maybe Deterioration of Minds is more for people who are really focused on death metal.
狂おしく咲いた凄惨な骸は奏で、愛おしく裂いた少女は聖餐の詞を謳う preview  Imperial Circus Dead Decadence preview  狂おしく咲いた凄惨な骸は奏で、愛おしく裂いた少女は聖餐の詞を謳う (2011) 75/100    Jun 30, 2022
A big mix of very strong points and annoying weak points. Bad first, the album cover is cringeworthy and I think you can figure out why. The drums are recorded not so great. There's way too much narration and extra stuff after each song. Good stuff includes guitar solos, singing, and symphonic arrangement. I'm glad these guys like their own style, and they used their style much better on their 2022 album.
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Empiricism preview  Borknagar preview  Empiricism (2001) 90/100    Jun 29, 2022
Really great way to combine clean and harsh sounds on this album. Maybe this is where Caladan Brood got some of their inspiration. Anyway, very enjoyable album.
Ödesriket preview  Dodskold preview  Ödesriket (2021) 95/100    Jun 29, 2022
Their bandcamp says they've all been in black metal bands for many years, and from the 1st second to the last of this album it sounds exactly like that, like the true veterans using their experience to make the genre as powerful as they can. They identify their music simply as black metal, but some songs have some rich atmosphere, and others are super melodic. No need to squabble about sub-genres, it's all great music.
Spirit Crusher preview  Dödsrit preview  Spirit Crusher (2018) 90/100    Jun 29, 2022
Oh yeah. It's time to mosh on a wintry mountainside. Like the inverse function of Owls Woods Graves, and it's blood boiling. Punks & black metal freaks need to hang out and listen to this.
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Iommi Into the Night [featuring Billy Idol] 95/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Who's Fooling Who? [featuring Ozzy] 85/100    Jun 18, 2022
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Iommi Just Say No to Love [featuring Peter Steele] 90/100    Jun 18, 2022
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Iommi Flame On [featuring Ian Astbury] 100/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Black Oblivion [featuring Billy Corgan] 95/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Patterns [featuring Serj Tankian] 70/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Time is Mine [featuring Phil Anselmo] 70/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Goodbye Lament [featuring Dave Grohl] 95/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Meat [featuring Skin] 95/100    Jun 18, 2022
preview  Iommi preview  Iommi (2000)
Iommi Laughing Man (in the Devil Mask) [featuring Henry Rollins] 60/100    Jun 18, 2022
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