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Name (Nick) Metal Addiction  (ex-veo1026)
Average of Ratings 82.6  (86 albums)   [ Rating detail ]
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About Me :
▸ I am an active member of Metal Storm and Prog Archives since 2012, but I'm inclined to spend more time in Metal Kingdom these days. In addition, I am an enthusiastic fan of Akercocke, Carcass, Dan Swanö, Death, Dream Theater, and Opeth.

▸ I am an ardent and staunch prog-metal maniac. Even though I am leaning towards tech and extreme side of prog-metal at this point in time, I have been hugely influenced by eclectic, symphonic, and neo prog-rock musicians like Gentle Giants, Jethro Tull, Marillion, Rush, and Yes. But my musical taste is a bit more complicated to be described in a single phrase.

▸ For more details, my musical Xanadu is the music based on a labyrinthine progressive metal structure with a sophisticated mixture of unconventional avant-garde metal approach and leviathan doom / black metal atmosphere. My journey to the metal world is to find out the albums that can offer those features.

▸ Although I used the term 'labyrinthine' above, it does not mean that I always favour unnecessary musical intricacy. I believe that simplicity overpowers intricacy. At the same time, I do not like oversimplified musical structures either. It is a matter of greater or less degree of how a musician integrates plural, distinct and various musical elements into a harmonious or (musically) sensical form.

▸ I am a guy who wants to be an audiophile but does not have the auditory capacity to be the one. I also love to collect my favourite music in various formats such as vinyl, CD, and Hi-Res digital audio files.

Ratings (based on my standards complying with the Metal Kingdom's rating scale) :
★★★★★ (On the scale of = 100)
▸ Masterpiece in every sense.
★★★★☆ (On the scale of 95 to 99)
▸ Near perfection. Could be considered iconic or monumental in a certain genre.
★★★★ (On the scale of 90 to 94)
▸ Excellent. Deserved to be on the list of awesomeness.
★★★☆ (On the scale of 85 to 89)
▸ Great. Deserved to be added to your glorious collection.
★★★ (On the scale of 80 to 84)
▸ Very good. Pleased to see if added to your collection.
★★☆ (On the scale of 75 to 79)
▸ Good. Deserved to be given a listen and your attention.
★★ (On the scale of 70 to 74)
▸ Average. Give a listen if you are a fan.
★☆ (On the scale of 65 to 69)
▸ Disappointing. Could be yawn-inducing.
★ (On the scale of 60 to 64)
▸ Bad.
☆ (On the scale of 50 to 59)
▸ Very bad. May cause the degradation of your hearing ability.
(On the scale of 40 to 49)
▸ Abomination.
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
Death - Symbolic
Fleurety - Min tid skal komme
Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Shining - Blackjazz
Vektor - Black Future
Hands of Despair - Hereafter
Shining - V - Halmstad
Between the Buried and Me - Colors
Dan Swano - Moontower
Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
Klabautamann - Merkur
Tenhi - Kauan
Haggard - Eppur si muove
Neptunian Maximalism - Éons
Ved Buens Ende - Written in Waters
Akphaezya - Anthology II: Links from the Dead Trinity
Serdce - Timelessness
White Ward - False Light
Khonsu - The Xun Protectorate
Deathspell Omega - Kénôse
Disillusion - Back to Times of Splendor
Shaolin Death Squad - Intelligent Design
Igorrr - Hallelujah
!T.O.O.H.! - Order and Punishment
Wilderun - Veil of Imagination
Augury - Concealed
Timeghoul - Complete Discography
Drudkh - Autumn Aurora
Nocturnus - The Key
Rapture - Futile
Indukti - S.U.S.A.R.
Arcturus - Constellation
Persefone - Spiritual Migration
Duobetic Homunkulus - Ani Já Ani Ty Robit Něbudzeme, Šedněme Do Koča, Vozit Še Budzeme
Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology
Negura Bunget - OM
Children - Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World
Gorhoth - 1994-2000 A.B.
Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating By the Stars
Terra Tenebrosa - The Tunnels
Dew-Scented - Inwards
Dew-Scented - Inwards CD Photo by Metal AddictionHypocrisy - The Arrival CD Photo by Metal AddictionAkercocke - Renaissance in Extremis CD Photo by Metal AddictionBolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionAt the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionTenhi - Kauan Vinyl Photo by Metal Addiction
Leprous - Bilateral Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionIn The Woods - Omnio Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionSteven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionShining - V - Halmstad Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionBetween the Buried and Me - Colors Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionRapture - Futile Vinyl Photo by Metal Addiction
Children - Hard Times Hanging at the End of the World Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionKhonsu - The Xun Protectorate Vinyl Photo by Metal AddictionFleurety - Min tid skal komme Vinyl Photo by Metal Addiction
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previewThe Gabriel ConstructAvant-garde Rock, Experimental / Post MetalUnited States10Apr 2, 2023
previewSermonAlternative Metal, Progressive MetalUnited Kingdom20Mar 31, 2023
previewJordfästBlack MetalSweden20Mar 28, 2023
previewDesolate RealmDoom Metal, Heavy MetalFinland30Mar 28, 2023
previewLörProgressive Metal, Folk Metal, Power MetalUnited States52Mar 21, 2023
previewAlfa ObscuraBlack Metal, Avant-garde MetalNorway10Mar 20, 2023
previewAxeslasherThrash Metal, Death MetalUnited States61Mar 19, 2023
previewPoly-MathPost-Rock, Math-RockUnited Kingdom51Mar 18, 2023
previewGorhothDeath Metal, Black MetalChile81Mar 18, 2023
previewDelirium BoundBlack MetalNorway11Mar 18, 2023
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cover art Artist Album Release date Rating Votes Date
Interior CitypreviewpreviewInterior City2013-04-05-0Apr 2, 2023
Winter Sampler '03previewpreviewWinter Sampler '03  [Split]2003-0Apr 2, 2023
Rebirth: Inner SanctumpreviewpreviewRebirth: Inner Sanctum  [Single]2017-09-0Apr 2, 2023
The Secartha DemospreviewpreviewThe Secartha Demos  [Demo]2016-12-04-0Apr 1, 2023
MutumpreviewpreviewMutum2008-12-04-0Mar 31, 2023
DisclosurepreviewpreviewDisclosure  [EP]2004-0Mar 31, 2023
Birth of the MarvellouspreviewpreviewBirth of the Marvellous2019-03-22-0Mar 31, 2023
Of Golden VersepreviewpreviewOf Golden Verse2023-03-31-0Mar 31, 2023
Spewing Venom into the Eyes of DeitiespreviewpreviewSpewing Venom into the Eyes of Deities2021-11-05-0Mar 29, 2023
VIII: SelenotropepreviewpreviewVIII: Selenotrope2023-05-19-0Mar 28, 2023
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Album reviews written by Metal Addiction
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Frostrealm preview  Suotana preview  Frostrealm (2015) 75/100    Apr 2, 2023
Typical Scandinavian style melodic metal album. Easy to listen to and has a substantial amount of catchy melodies exuding to the end. No bombastic or eye-poping moments. This album just flows without any noticeable defects. Having said that, there are no great features to be applauded by those who have in-depth knowledge about the music in the same category. But, the melody crafting ability is quite noticeable, showing the potential to get better in the next release.
Teethed Glory and Injury preview  Altar of Plagues preview  Teethed Glory and Injury (2013) 90/100    Apr 2, 2023
The musical evolution in this album is colossal. By far this album is superior to their previous works which sound meaninglessly repetitive with a lack of idea about how to orchestrate noise and dark ambience into an organised musical form. The proficient use of post-metal style guitar tones and arrangements in this album is just amazing and perfectly suits the harrowing atmosphere of this album. It is a shame that this band split up after releasing this awesome work.
Eclipse of the Dual Moons preview  High Command preview  Eclipse of the Dual Moons (2022) 80/100    Apr 1, 2023
The movement of thrash metal revivalism has been a bit corny and obsolete nowadays. The successful revivalists like Bonded By Blood, Vektor, Lazarus A.D., Municipal Waste, etc in the 2000s made us reminiscent of the good old days of the legendary bands performing in the art of thrashing. But the rise of this revivalism has been daunted in the past few years. In that sense, this album must be joyful to those who have been thirsty for quality thrash metal music.
Merkur preview  Klabautamann preview  Merkur (2009) 90/100    Apr 1, 2023
A great atmospheric black metal album. Klabautamann is at the peak of their power in this album which surpasses their previous efforts in every aspect. Musically speaking, this album sounds more fluid, quirky and dynamic. The feature I love the most about this album is that this release sounds more creative and interesting as it goes towards the end. This is the main reason why I revisit this album quite often up until now even though it was released over a decade ago.
Katharsis preview  Keep of Kalessin preview  Katharsis (2023) 75/100    Mar 31, 2023
I do remember Keep of Kalessin went on the stage as a Eurovision contestant back in 2010. As far back as I remember, their performance reminded me of Dimmu Borgir to a certain extent. It is my first time giving them a listen since then. This new release has some bombastic moments but those are not remarkably good. This album would be quite entertaining for those who love powerful and speedy metal with symphonic elements.
Chapter III - Downfall preview  Ad Infinitum preview  Chapter III - Downfall (2023) 70/100    Mar 31, 2023
Mediocre, plain-tasting album with nothing special. No musical evolution since their debut. No good things to remark on... But nothing really bad to mention at the same time. It is just a normal release.
Total preview  Entropia preview  Total (2023) 80/100    Mar 31, 2023
It was one of the most anticipated releases of 2023 to me because Entropia surpassed their previous efforts each time they released a new album. I just finished listening to the entire album, and a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong. This album deserves to be considered a good record but it sounds more conventional and creativity is somewhat lacking compared to their previous effort.
The Art of Navigating By the Stars preview  Sieges Even preview  The Art of Navigating By the Stars (2005) 85/100    Mar 31, 2023
The tailored-made prog album constructed by the followers of Rush. I've never imagined that a german band could be able to create such a fanciful and beautiful melodic prog. The riffs and melodies on each track have been beautifully crafted. The fans who prefer faster, more brutal and more powerful prog may not appreciate this band's effort. But the fans who are fond of softer, more melodic and more inventive structures of prog will undoubtedly appreciate this album.
Kauan preview  Tenhi preview  Kauan (1999) 90/100    Mar 31, 2023
A great soothing neo-folk album applauded by many as one of the greatest debut albums. There are some musical similarities between this album and Ulver’s Kveldssanger released in 1996. I think this one is the evolved version of Kveldssanger because the depth of musical expression is deeper. A feeling of solitude is well presented and articulated in a very soothing way. This album is kind of healing music to me.
Tenhi - Kauan Vinyl Photo by Metal Addiction
Beautiful & Monstrous preview  Subsignal preview  Beautiful & Monstrous (2009) 80/100    Mar 31, 2023
A well-made prog-metal album. Musically speaking, this release is the continuation or somewhat extended form of Sieges Even's "The Art of Navigating by the Stars". Rush's influence prevails in this album, but not as much as The Art of Navigating by the Stars and no musical evolution from that album. Overall, it's easy-listening music with tons of beautiful catchy melodies.
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Interior CityCuring Somatization90/100    Apr 2, 2023
preview  The Gabriel Construct preview  Interior City (2013)
ConcealedThe Lair of Purity95/100    Mar 31, 2023
preview  Augury preview  Concealed (2004)
Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go UndoneShelter From the Sand100/100    Mar 25, 2023
preview  Akercocke preview  Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (2005)
ChoronzonLeviathan95/100    Mar 25, 2023
preview  Akercocke preview  Choronzon (2003)
AnomaliaIn Otherness95/100    Mar 24, 2023
preview  Khonsu preview  Anomalia (2012)
AnomaliaVa Shia (Into The Spectral Sphere)95/100    Mar 24, 2023
preview  Khonsu preview  Anomalia (2012)
HereafterThe Road95/100    Mar 24, 2023
preview  Hands of Despair preview  Hereafter (2011)
HereafterThe Departure95/100    Mar 24, 2023
preview  Hands of Despair preview  Hereafter (2011)
Edge of EternityRuin90/100    Mar 21, 2023
preview  Lör preview  Edge of Eternity (2020)  [EP]
Night VisionInsomniac Bug Hunt85/100    Mar 20, 2023
preview  Yurei preview  Night Vision (2012)
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cover art Band Lyrics Album Lyrics Date
Interior CityThe Gabriel Construct Lyrics (10)Interior City Lyrics (10)Apr 2, 2023
Eclipse of the Dual MoonsHigh Command Lyrics (16)Eclipse of the Dual Moons Lyrics (8)Apr 1, 2023
ProgressiveHaggard Lyrics (45)Progressive Lyrics (5)Mar 31, 2023
MutumIndukti Lyrics (21)Mutum Lyrics (3)Mar 31, 2023
DisclosureIndukti Lyrics (21)Disclosure Lyrics (3)Mar 31, 2023
IDMENIndukti Lyrics (21)IDMEN Lyrics (8)Mar 31, 2023
ParamountSieges Even Lyrics (66)Paramount Lyrics (10)Mar 31, 2023
UnevenSieges Even Lyrics (66)Uneven Lyrics (8)Mar 31, 2023
SophisticatedSieges Even Lyrics (66)Sophisticated Lyrics (11)Mar 31, 2023
A Sense of ChangeSieges Even Lyrics (66)A Sense of Change Lyrics (8)Mar 31, 2023
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Artists : 43,118
Reviews : 9,984
Albums : 154,892
Lyrics : 202,756