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Slayer - Divine Intervention
X Japan - Art of Life
Fates Warning - Parallels
Fates Warning - Perfect Symmetry
Slayer - South of Heaven
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Novembre - Wish I Could Dream it Again
Dismember - Indecent and Obscene
Death - Individual Thought Patterns
Anacrusis - Screams and Whispers
Sodom - Tapping the Vein
Neurosis - Souls at Zero
Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence
X Japan - Jealousy
Sepultura - Arise
Entombed - Clandestine
Dismember - Like an Ever Flowing Stream
Death - Human
Coroner - Mental Vortex
Anacrusis - Manic Impressions
Slayer - Decade of Aggression: Live
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Queensrÿche - Empire
Kreator - Coma of Souls
Incubus - Beyond the Unknown
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Death - Spiritual Healing
Anacrusis - Reason
Sodom - Agent Orange
Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
Coroner - No More Color
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
Kreator - Terrible Certainty
Queensrÿche - Rage for Order
Metal Church - The Dark
Kreator - Pleasure to Kill
Trouble - The Skull
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Slayer - Live Undead
Slayer - Haunting the Chapel
Symphony X - Symphony X
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preview  Tiamat preview  Wildhoney (1994) 60/100    Jun 4, 2022
Wildhoney An album that leaves me with very mixed feelings. Halfway innovative masterpiece, halfway boring directionless filler. Wildhoney is considered to be Tiamat’s best release, as well as the one where they found their signature Gothic sound. It’s aesthetically unique and many steps ahead of the game, leaving a lasting impression on the Gothic Metal world. But can it back up that legacy?

Calling Wildhoney “Gothic Metal” is only correct because it’s the closest thing to a unifying sound found here. Less than half the runtime is Metal – the rest is a mix of Ambient, Darkwave, Rock, and Psychedelia. And therein lies the verdict. You see, the Metal here is great – particularly the doomier stuff, like Visionare. This track mixes some crushing Death Doom melancholia with the prettier ... See More
preview  Slayer preview  Divine Intervention (1994) 100/100    Jun 4, 2022
Divine Intervention Divine Intervention has remained not only my favorite slayer album, but my favorite album of all time since I heard it in my freshman year of high school, 2010. Not that it immediately became my favorite album upon first listen – no, this is a slow grower, but a very easy album to come back to. And come back to it I did, many times; I’m sure this is in my top 10 most listened albums of all time, and a certain contender for the #1 spot.

But, why Divine Intervention?

Why the album AFTER Slayer stopped being the greatest Thrash band in the world? After the lineup change and the death of metal in the 90’s? The album with troubled production and almost no live representation?

Quite frankly, because I don’t give a damn about any of that stuff.

I speak with utmost sincerity wh ... See More
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preview  Running Wild preview  Black Hand Inn (1994) 80/100    Jun 4, 2022
Black Hand Inn Naysayers might have been claiming Metal was dead by 1994, but Running Wild were running strong and delivering cut after cut of rough, nautical Power Metal. Black Hand Inn was just another notch in their belts in consistently quality releases. This one is much faster than the previous Pile of Skulls, reclaiming more of their original Speed Metal influence and keeping with their developed brand of Heavy/Power Metal.

The songs are what you’d expect, a nice middle ground between aggressive German Heavy Metal and melodic Euro Power Metal. Most songs are speedy and soaring, but they’ve got room for slower fist pumpers as well. I prefer when they go full speed ahead, but that’s not to say the slower songs aren’t quality Heavy Metal.

The album is probably their longest yet, ending ... See More
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preview  Novembre preview  Wish I Could Dream it Again (1994) 95/100    Jun 4, 2022
Wish I Could Dream it Again A volte-face to anyone who thinks Doom Metal can’t be energetic and exciting, and a great lesson in what makes true Doom a completely different beast from Trad Doom. Wish I Could Dream It Again is one of the earliest true Doom albums, having zero Sabbathian influence, none of the 80’s Doom groove, and a total focus on somber, melancholic atmospheres. And unlike most prior Doom bands, it doesn’t rely on being consistently slow to achieve this. Lethargic, doomy sections still run through the compositions, but a lot of this material is lively, especially the rhythm section. Simple melodies and morose chords permeate the songwriting, but that drumming ensures a complex and ever-changing foundation to the music.

Novembre also have very melancholic lyrical themes, sticking to the intros ... See More
preview  Machine Head preview  Burn My Eyes (1994) 80/100    Jun 4, 2022
Burn My Eyes Burn My Eyes is a great example of Groove Metal done right. The riffs here are awesome, still with a Thrash edge and not too one-note. The rhythm section is full of energy and while there are plenty of midtempo sections, they’re usually filled with interesting drumming, or change up the patterns quickly enough that it doesn’t get too repetitive. Of course, the best parts are when they dial the energy all the way up and those Thrash influences shine through.

There’s a fair bit of other influence touched upon here as well, including Metalcore, Alt Metal, and even some Nu Metal. I don’t think any of that was intentional, but Machine Head managed to create a debut that sounded entirely unique at the time. Probably the best part is that it still holds up today without issue, having a ... See More
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Contradictions Collapse preview  Meshuggah preview  Contradictions Collapse (1991) 70/100    Aug 25, 2022
It's alright, rhythmic Tech Thrash Groove metal. Not many good riffs but the drumming is great.
Sahara preview  Orphaned Land preview  Sahara (1994) 70/100    Aug 18, 2022
They tone down the Death Doom of their first release and move towards Progressive Folk Death Metal. The interlude track here is quite bad but the rest is good stuff.
The Beloved's Cry preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo] 75/100    Aug 18, 2022
Interesting Death Doom with a Progressive, Folky edge to it. Definitely enough to stand out as a demo.
Psychedelicatessen preview  Threshold preview  Psychedelicatessen (1994) 75/100    Aug 15, 2022
Another solid release, some nice Thrash influence, but the riffs are a bit too repetitive and one-note.
Wounded Land preview  Threshold preview  Wounded Land (1993) 80/100    Aug 6, 2022
Competent and solid, quite great for a debut, though it's lacking that special something to separate it from any other acts in the genre.
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Disharmonization preview  Carbonized preview  Disharmonization (1993) 45/100    Aug 6, 2022
Quirky Avant-Garde Tech Death, but they don't really pull it off at all.
Hymns to the Stone preview  Acrimony preview  Hymns to the Stone (1994) 45/100    Aug 3, 2022
Boring and generic Stoner Metal. No Doom here at all.
For the Security preview  Carbonized preview  For the Security (1991) 60/100    Aug 3, 2022
Interesting piece of Deathgrid with simple but awesome cover art. The music is, let's say, just decent.
The Seventh Sign preview  Yngwie Malmsteen preview  The Seventh Sign (1994) 70/100    Jun 4, 2022
Another standard Yngwie album, mixing neoclassical guitar shredding with AOR accessibility. Mostly succeeds in that, but there's not too much memorable material here.
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Cycles preview  Wicked Maraya preview  Cycles (1994) 75/100    Jun 4, 2022
Mislabeled as Power Metal when actually this is some odd hybrid of primarily Heavy Metal and a ton of other influences spanning Power, Progressive, and Alternative Metal.
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The Beloved's Cry Orphaned Land - The Storm Still Rages Inside... 80/100    Aug 19, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo]
The Beloved's Cry My Requiem 75/100    Aug 19, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo]
The Beloved's Cry The Beloved's Cry 75/100    Aug 19, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo]
The Beloved's Cry Pits of Despair 80/100    Aug 19, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo]
The Beloved's Cry Above You All 80/100    Aug 19, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo]
The Beloved's Cry Seasons Unite 75/100    Aug 19, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  The Beloved's Cry (1993)  [Demo]
Sahara Orphaned Land, The Storm Still Rages Inside 75/100    Aug 18, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  Sahara (1994)
Sahara My Requiem 80/100    Aug 18, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  Sahara (1994)
Sahara The Beloved's Cry 75/100    Aug 18, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  Sahara (1994)
Sahara Seasons Unite 80/100    Aug 18, 2022
preview  Orphaned Land preview  Sahara (1994)
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