Goat

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Living in a houseshare in the ground in the magickal kingdom of Albion
Musical interests:
  • Favourite genres: I pride myself on liking them all, but I especially love anything that's out of the ordinary. I try to review music that I find interesting as a Metalhead and think that the readers will enjoy too, even if this sometimes crosses the Rock/Metal barrier, even into Jazz territory. If it's something you haven't heard of, so much the better! If I *have* to choose favourite genres, these are they: old-school Death, any Black that makes an effort to be different, and Prog of all shapes and sizes. Extreme Metal is my forte, but I'll always make an effort to try the others, especially Classic Rock. And Rush. Always Rush.
  • A few favourite bands: Rush, Megadeth, Voivod, Enslaved, The Gathering, Darkthrone, Opeth, Napalm Death, Clutch, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Edguy and many more!
  • All time favourite album: Rush - 2112. Although Hemispheres isn't far behind... or the rest of them.
I'm human too:
  • Cool day job: Administrative random office deskjockey at a law firm. Not very cool at all.
  • Hobbies: Music, art, films, politics, life in general. Trying to get my girlfriend into metal!
    Shouts out to the usual. And heck, to the rest.
REVIEWS
PLAYLISTS

Ayreon - The Source
Music Theories Recordings
Progressive Metal
85 / 100
Nordjevel - Krigsmakt (EP)
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
no quote
Krallice - Prelapsarian
Gilead Media
Technical Post-Black
80 / 100
Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus - Split
Self-released
Black Metal
no quote
Doctor Livingstone - Triumphus Haeretici
Osmose Productions
Experimental Black Metal, Punk
70 / 100
The Great Old Ones - EOD: A Tale of Dark Legacy
Season Of Mist
Post-Black, Doom
80 / 100
Immolation - Atonement
Nuclear Blast
Death Metal
85 / 100
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Peaceville Records
Black Metal, Heavy Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Emptiness - Not for Music
Season Of Mist
Experimental Gothic Metal, Ambient
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
Pain of Salvation - In the Passing Light of Day
E1 Music
Progressive Rock/Metal
88 / 100 Album of the month
The Ruins of Beverast - Takitum Tootem! (EP)
Van Records
Experimental Black Metal, Ambient
no quote
Live Report - Black Sabbath – The End Tour - 22nd January 2017 – Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
Gone Is Gone - Echolocation
Rise Records
Alt Rock/Metal
60 / 100
Sepultura - Machine Messiah
Nuclear Blast
Groove/Thrash
70 / 100 Major event
Mesarthim - Type III (EP)
Self-released
Atmospheric Black Metal
no quote
Insomnium - Winter's Gate
Century Media
Melodic Death Metal
85 / 100
Lord Mantis - NTW (EP)
New Density
Sludge, Black Metal
no quote
Mithras - On Strange Loops
Willowtip
Progressive Death Metal
85 / 100
Cobalt - Slow Forever
Profound Lore Records
Sludge
70 / 100
Arkona (POL) - Lunaris
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
70 / 100
Khemmis - Hunted
20BuckSpin
Doom
80 / 100
Vader - The Empire
Nuclear Blast
Death Metal
85 / 100
Metallica - Hardwired... To Self-Destruct
Blackened Recordings
Heavy Metal, Thrash
80 / 100 Major event
Brain Tentacles - Brain Tentacles
Relapse Records
Jazz Rock, Avant-Garde
70 / 100
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
Nuclear Blast
Technical Groove Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Wretch - Wretch
Bad Omen Records
Doom
65 / 100
Defeated Sanity - Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata
Willowtip
Brutal/Progressive Death Metal
no quote
Opeth - Sorceress
Nuclear Blast
Progressive Rock/Metal
65 / 100 Major event
Hannes Grossmann - The Crypts of Sleep
Self-released
Progressive Death Metal
80 / 100
In the Woods... - Pure
Debemur Morti Productions
Progressive Dark Metal
85 / 100
Drudkh / Grift - Betrayed by the Sun / Hägringar (split)
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
no quote
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust (EP)
Season Of Mist
Death Metal
no quote
Anaal Nathrakh - Total Fucking Necro
FETO Records
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Soilwork - Death Resonance
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
no quote
Black Fucking Cancer - Black Fucking Cancer
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
Inquisition - Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Almanac - Tsar
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic Power Metal
80 / 100
Deftones - Gore
Reprise Records
Experimental Alt Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Baptism - V: The Devil's Fire
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
80 / 100
Fleshgod Apocalypse - King
Nuclear Blast
Orchestral Death Metal
80 / 100
Candlemass - Death Thy Lover (EP)
Napalm Records
Doom
no quote
Artillery - Penalty by Perception
Metal Blade
Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Drudkh / Hades Almighty - One Who Talks With the Fog / Pyre Era, Black! (split)
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
no quote
Ihsahn - Arktis.
Candlelight Records
Progressive Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Inverloch - Distance | Collapsed
Relapse Records
Doomdeath
85 / 100
Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Arc (EP)
Relapse Records
Sludge
no quote
Grand Magus - Sword Songs
Nuclear Blast
Heavy Metal
65 / 100
Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
Svart Records
Psychedelic Black Metal / Prog Rock
90 / 100
Vredehammer - Violator
Indie Recordings
Black/Death Metal
70 / 100
Anthrax - For All Kings
Megaforce Records
Heavy Metal, Thrash
83 / 100 Major event
Urgehal - Aeons in Sodom
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Avantasia - Ghostlights
Nuclear Blast
Power Metal, Symphonic Rock
85 / 100 Major event
Krallice - Hyperion (EP)
Self-released
Technical Post-Black
no quote
Megadeth - Dystopia
Tradecraft
Heavy / Thrash Metal
78 / 100 Major event
Ur Draugr - With Hunger Undying
ATMF
Progressive Black/Death
82 / 100
Motorhead - Rock 'N' Roll
GWR
Rock 'N' Roll
80 / 100 Archive review
Panopticon - Autumn Eternal
Bindrune Recordings
Atmospheric Black Metal
90 / 100
Cryptopsy - The Book of Suffering – Tome 1 (EP)
Self-released
Technical Death Metal
no quote
Armored Saint - Win Hands Down
Metal Blade
Heavy Metal
85 / 100
Manii - Skuggeheimen (EP)
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
no quote
Antigama - The Insolent
Selfmadegod
Grind
80 / 100
Slayer - Repentless
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
Parlophone
Heavy Metal
73 / 100 Major event
Soilwork - The Ride Majestic
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
74 / 100 Major event
Motorhead - Bad Magic
UDR Music
Rock N Roll
78 / 100 Major event
Locrian - Infinite Dissolution
Relapse Records
Post-Rock, Blackened Drone
80 / 100
The Antichrist Imperium - The Antichrist Imperium
Apocalyptic Witchcraft Recordings
Progressive Black/Death
80 / 100
Acrania - Fearless
Self-released
Experimental Death Metal
70 / 100
Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction
Metal Blade
Technical Death/Grind
82 / 100 Major event
Barús - Barús (EP)
Self-released
Progressive Death Metal
no quote
Fear Factory - Genexus
Nuclear Blast
Industrial Metal
60 / 100 Major event
Krallice - Ygg Huur
Self-released
Technical Black/Death
80 / 100
Soulfly - Archangel
Nuclear Blast
Groove Metal
60 / 100 Major event
Sigh - Graveward
Candlelight Records
Avant-Garde Metal
70 / 100
Lamb of God - VII: Sturm und Drang
Nuclear Blast
Groove Metal
75 / 100 Major event
Undergang - Døden Læger Alle Sår
Dark Descent Records
Death Metal
70 / 100
Cradle Of Filth - Hammer of the Witches
Nuclear Blast
Blackened Symphonic Metal
85 / 100 Major event
High on Fire - Luminiferous
E1 Music
Stoner Metal
74 / 100 Major event
Possession - 1585-1646 (EP)
Iron Bonehead Productions
Black/Death Metal
no quote
Heathen Beast - The Carnage of Godhra (EP)
Self-released
Blackened Folk Metal
no quote
Feign - Into the Void
Into the Night Records
Black Metal
no quote
Akhlys - The Dreaming I
Debemur Morti Productions
Atmospheric Black Metal
80 / 100
Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Ipecac Recordings
Experimental Alt Metal
82 / 100 Major event
Faith No More - Album of the Year
Slash Records
Alt Metal
72 / 100 Archive review
Bell Witch - Four Phantoms
Profound Lore Records
Funeral Doom
85 / 100
Byzantine - To Release is to Resolve
Independent
Post-Thrash, Progressive Groove
85 / 100
Shining - IX – Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends
Season Of Mist
Progressive Black Metal
80 / 100
Decline of the I - Rebellion
Agonia Records
Experimental Black Metal
80 / 100
Drudkh - A Furrow Cut Short
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Arcturus - Arcturian
Prophecy
Atmospheric Progressive Metal
87 / 100 Major event
Subterranean Masquerade - The Great Bazaar
Taklit Music
Progressive Metal
85 / 100
Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Profound Lore Records
Depressive Black Metal
92 / 100 Album of the month
Outre - Ghost Chants
Third Eye Temple
Progressive Black Metal
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
Sulphur Aeon - Gateway to the Antisphere
Imperium Productions
Death Metal
85 / 100
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic Power Metal
75 / 100 Major event
Melechesh - Enki
Nuclear Blast
Blackened Thrash, Middle-Eastern Metal
88 / 100
Acherontas - Ma-IoN (Formulas of Reptilian Unification)
World Terror Committee
Black Metal
80 / 100
Funerary Bell - Graveyard Séance (EP)
Saturnal Records
Black Metal, Doom
no quote
Pyramids - A Northern Meadow
Profound Lore Records
Experimental Post-Rock
77 / 100
Porta Nigra - Kaiserschnitt
Debemur Morti Productions
Experimental Blackened Metal
83 / 100
Helrunar - Niederkunfft
Lupus Lounge
Black Metal
80 / 100
Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Forever Plagued
Progressive Black Metal
70 / 100
The Monolith Deathcult - Bloodcvlts (EP)
Season Of Mist
Experimental Death Metal
no quote
Dødheimsgard - A Umbra Omega
Peaceville Records
Avant-Garde Black Metal
90 / 100 Major event
Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct
Nuclear Blast
Hard Rock
78 / 100
A Forest Of Stars - Beware the Sword You Cannot See
Lupus Lounge
Progressive Black Metal
90 / 100
36 Crazyfists - Time and Trauma
Spinefarm Records
Metalcore
65 / 100
Torche - Restarter
Relapse Records
Sludge Metal
80 / 100
Enslaved - In Times
Nuclear Blast
Progressive Black/Viking Metal
93 / 100 Album of the month
Code - mut
Agonia Records
Progressive Rock
60 / 100
Ascension - The Dead of the World
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
80 / 100
Angra - Secret Garden
Earmusic
Progressive Power Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Solefald - World Metal – Kosmopolis Sud
Indie Recordings
Avant-Garde Metal
85 / 100
Desolate Shrine - The Heart of the Underworld
Dark Descent Records
Atmospheric Black/Death
75 / 100
Lord Dying - Poisoned Altars
Relapse Records
Sludge Metal
65 / 100
Venom - From the Very Depths
Spinefarm Records
Heavy/Thrash Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Marduk - Frontschwein
Century Media
Black Metal
88 / 100 Major event
Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat
Century Media
Grindcore
83 / 100 Major event
Ur Draugr - The Wretched Ascetic
Self-released
Progressive Blackened Death Metal
no quote Surprise of the month
Dødsfall - Kaosmakt
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
75 / 100
Sylosis - Dormant Heart
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death/Thrash
77 / 100
Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror
Nuclear Blast
Power Metal
90 / 100 Major event
Sivyi Yar - From the Dead Villages' Darkness
Avantgarde Music
Atmospheric Black Metal
85 / 100
Bewitcher - Midnight Hunters
Heretic Fire Records
Blackened Speed Metal
no quote
Archgoat - The Apocalyptic Triumphator
Debemur Morti Productions
Blackened Death Metal
75 / 100
Khold - Til Endes
Peaceville Records
Stoner Black Metal
75 / 100
Einherjer - Av Oss, For Oss
Indie Recordings
Viking Metal
65 / 100
Amoral - Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows
Imperial Cassette
Progressive Metal
60 / 100
Taake - Stridens Hus
Dark Essence Records
Black Metal
80 / 100
Young and in the Way - When Life Comes to Death
Deathwish Inc.
Crust Punk, Black Metal
70 / 100
Live Report - Morbid Angel – Covenant 20th Anniversary Tour – 8th December 2014 – Sound Control, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
Atriarch - An Unending Pathway
Relapse
Doom, Sludge
80 / 100
Ghost Brigade - IV - One With the Storm
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metal, Atmospheric Doom
85 / 100
Withering Light / Barghest - Split
Self-released
Black Metal, Sludge
no quote
Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral
Peaceville Records
Death Metal
88 / 100
Carcass - Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel (EP)
Nuclear Blast
Death Metal
no quote
Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Relapse
Death Metal
75 / 100
Voices - London
Candlelight Records
Progressive Black/Death
85 / 100
Darkspace - Darkspace III I
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal, Industrial
85 / 100
Aeurtum - The Depths of Which These Roots Do Bind
Insidious Voices
Melodic Death, Doom Metal
80 / 100
Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
Season Of Mist
Technical Death Metal
80 / 100
Mysticum - Planet Satan
Peaceville Records
Industrial Black Metal
50 / 100
At The Gates - At War With Reality
Century Media
Melodic Death Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I: Neohumanity)
Nuclear Blast
Progressive Metal, Melodeath
80 / 100
Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
Metal Blade
Black Metal
60 / 100
Xerath - III
Candlelight Records
Symphonic Groove Metal
80 / 100
1349 - Massive Cauldron of Chaos
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
65 / 100
The Haunted - Exit Wounds
Century Media
Modern Thrash Metal
73 / 100
Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain
Metal Blade
Death Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Horned Almighty - World of Tombs
Scarlet Records
Black Metal
83 / 100
Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
84 / 100
Blood Of Kingu - Dark Star on the Right Horn of the Crescent Moon
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
75 / 100
Decapitated - Blood Mantra
Nuclear Blast
Death/Groove Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Abigor - Leytmotif Luzifer
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
80 / 100
Wolvhammer / Krieg - Split
Broken Limbs Recordings
Black Metal
no quote
Rotting Christ - A Dead Poem
Sleaszy Rider Records
Gothic Metal
90 / 100
Opeth - Pale Communion
Roadrunner Records
Progressive Rock/Metal
95 / 100 Album of the year
Diskord - Oscillations (EP)
Hellthrasher Productions
Death Metal
no quote
Panopticon - Roads to the North
Bindrune Recordings
Folk/Black Metal
84 / 100
Bölzer - Soma
Invictus Productions
Blackened Death Metal
no quote
Kriegsmaschine - Enemy of Man
No Solace
Black Metal
84 / 100
Belphegor - Conjuring the Dead
Nuclear Blast
Blackened Death Metal
77 / 100
Nachtmystium - The World We Left Behind
Century Media
Black Metal
50 / 100 Major event
Device (Can) - Device
Self-released
Classic Heavy Metal
75 / 100 Surprise of the month
My Dying Bride - The Angel and the Dark River
Peaceville Records
Doom Metal
CLASSIC
Misery Index - The Killing Gods
Season Of Mist
Death/Grind
80 / 100
Castevet - Obsian
Profound Lore Records
Progressive Black Metal
73 / 100
Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
Self-released
Progressive Death Metal
85 / 100
Rage Nucléaire - Black Storm of Violence
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
65 / 100
Dio - Sacred Heart
Warner Bros. Records
Heavy Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
Les Acteurs de L'Ombre
Post-Black, Doom
80 / 100
Den Saakaldte - Kapittel II: Faen I Helvete
Agonia Records
Black Metal
77 / 100
Paramnesia - Paramnesia
Les Acteurs de L'Ombre
Black Metal
75 / 100
Cradle Of Filth - Total Fucking Darkness
Mordgrimm
Raw Black/Death Metal
no quote
Cannabis Corpse - From Wisdom to Baked
Season Of Mist
Death Metal
80 / 100
Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. - Triunity (split)
Debemur Morti Productions
Industrial Black Metal
no quote
Godflesh - Decline & Fall EP
Avalanche
Industrial Metal
no quote
Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
Profound Lore Records
Progressive Black/Folk
80 / 100
Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Fu Manchu - Gigantoid
At the Dojo Records
Stoner Rock
80 / 100
Noneuclid - Metatheosis
Blood Music
Progressive Thrash Metal, Avant-Garde
65 / 100
Black Label Society - Catacombs of the Black Vatican
E1 Music
Heavy Metal
75 / 100 Major event
Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
Century Media
Progressive Doom/Death
80 / 100 Major event
Impaled Nazarene - Vigorous and Liberating Death
Osmose Productions
Black Metal, Grind
70 / 100
Teitanblood - Death
Norma Evangelium Diaboli
Raw Black/Death Metal
88 / 100
.Editorial - Picking Winners?
Metal Reviews
Hark - Crystalline
Season Of Mist
Progressive Sludge, Stoner
77 / 100
Heresiarch - Waelwulf (EP)
Iron Bonehead Productions
Blackened Death Metal
no quote
Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
Profound Lore Records
Death Metal
85 / 100 Surprise of the month
Suffering - Chaosatanas
Mort Productions
Black Metal
no quote
Sunn O))) & Ulver - Terrestrials
Southern Lord
Ambient, Experimental Drone
78 / 100 Major event
Skaldic Curse - Devourer
Self-released
Progressive Black Metal
83 / 100
Paramnesia / Unru - Split
Les Acteurs de L'Ombre
Black Metal, Post-Black
no quote
Mayhem - Wolf's Lair Abyss
Misanthropy
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Murmur - Murmur
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde Black Metal
75 / 100
Altar of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains the Silence
Memento Mori
Doom-Death, Stoner Metal
78 / 100 Surprise of the month
Yellow Eyes - The Desert Mourns
Sibir Records
Black Metal
no quote
Grand Magus - Triumph and Power
Nuclear Blast
Heavy Metal
75 / 100
Sepultura - The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Drudkh - Eastern Frontier in Flames
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
no quote
Vardan - The Woods is my Coffin
Moribund Records
Black Metal
65 / 100
Drudkh / Winterfylleth - Thousands of Years Ago / The Gates (split)
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
no quote
Falkenbach - Asa
Prophecy
Viking/Folk Metal
80 / 100
Hexis - Abalam
Halo of Flies
Black Metal, Hardcore
75 / 100
Manes - Teeth, Toes and Other Trinkets
Debemur Morti Productions
Experimental Rock, Electronica
no quote
Manes - Vilosophe
Code666 Records
Experimental Rock, Electronica
85 / 100 Archive review
Cult Of Fire - मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान
Iron Bonehead Productions
Atmospheric Black Metal
90 / 100
Cronian - Erathems
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metal
82 / 100
Otargos - Apex Terror
Listenable Records
Black Metal
78 / 100
Hell - Curse and Chapter
Nuclear Blast
Heavy Metal
80 / 100
Glittertind - Djevelsvart
Indie Recordings
Folk Rock/Metal
80 / 100
Code - Augur Nox
Agonia Records
Blackened Progressive Metal
84 / 100
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Deathwish Inc.
Blackened Post-Metal
80 / 100
Obliteration - Black Death Horizon
Indie Recordings
Death Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Mouth of the Architect - Dawning
Translation Loss Records
Atmospheric Sludge, Post-Metal
80 / 100
Imperial Triumphant - Goliath (EP)
Vatican Records
Black/Death Metal
no quote
Ævangelist - Omen Ex Simulacra
Debemur Morti Productions
Atmospheric Industrial Black Metal
85 / 100
Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide
FDA Rekotz
Death Metal
83 / 100
Gehenna - Unravel
Indie Recordings
Black Metal
50 / 100
Beaten to Death - Dødsfest!
Mas-Kina Recordings
Grindcore
87 / 100 Surprise of the month
Ephel Duath - Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness
Agonia Records
Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde
55 / 100
Botanist / Palace of Worms - The Hanging Gardens of Hell / Ode to Joy (split)
Flenser
Experimental Black Metal
no quote
Live Report - Alice in Chains, Ghost, Walking Papers – 11th November 2013 – Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
Ministry - From Beer to Eternity
13th Planet
Industrial Metal
60 / 100 Major event
The Ruins of Beverast - Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer
Van Records
Black Metal, Funeral Doom
75 / 100
Death Angel - The Dream Calls for Blood
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Motorhead - Aftershock
UDR/Motorhead Music
Rock 'n' Roll
80 / 100 Major event
Pelican - Forever Becoming
Southern Lord
Instrumental Post-Metal
70 / 100
Soulfly - Savages
Nuclear Blast
Thrash/Groove
65 / 100 Major event
Pestilence - Obsideo
Candlelight Records
Technical Death Metal
83 / 100 Major event
Psalm Zero - Force My Hand
Last Things Records
Industrial/Experimental/Folk
no quote
Jesu - Every Day I Get Closer to the Light From Which I Came
Avalanche
Ambient Shoegaze, Drone
75 / 100
Ihsahn - Das Seelenbrechen
Candlelight Records
Avant-Garde, Progressive Metal
76 / 100
Monolithe - Monolithe IV
Debemur Morti Productions
Doom
90 / 100 Album of the month
Code - Nouveau Gloaming
Spikefarm Records
Progressive Black Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Vista Chino - Peace
Napalm Records
Stoner Rock
80 / 100
Extol - Extol
Indie Recordings
Progressive Metal
85 / 100
Ulcerate - Vermis
Relapse Records
Technical Death Metal
70 / 100
Ulver - Messe I.X - VI.X
Jester Records
Ambient, Neoclassical
75 / 100
Masada - Hideous Rot EP
Deathgasm Records
Death Metal
no quote
Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom
Demonhood Productions
Ambient Black Metal
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
Carcass - Surgical Steel
Nuclear Blast
Death Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Satyricon - Satyricon
Roadrunner Records
Blackened Metal
60 / 100 Major event
Watain - The Wild Hunt
Century Media
Black Metal
73 / 100 Major event
Obelyskkh - Hymn to Pan
Exile on Mainstream Records
Doom
84 / 100
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
Vertigo
Hard Rock
CLASSIC
Evile - Skull
Earache Records
Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Aylwin / Stellar Descent - Farallon
Self-released
Atmospheric Black Metal
no quote
Byzantine - Byzantine
Self-released
Post-Thrash/Groove
84 / 100
Panzerchrist - 7th Offensive
Listenable Records
Death Metal
78 / 100
My Dying Bride - The Manuscript EP
Peaceville Records
Doom
no quote
Eschatos - Hierophanies
Self-released
Progressive Black Metal
78 / 100
Autopsy - The Headless Ritual
Peaceville Records
Death Metal
82 / 100
Manii - Kollaps
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
77 / 100
Ramesses - Misanthropic Alchemy (re-release)
Ritual Productions
Doom
85 / 100
Visions of Tondal - Visions of Tondal EP
Self-released
Avant-Garde Progressive Metal
no quote
The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is the Killer
Sumerian Records
Experimental Post-Hardcore/Metal
86 / 100 Major event
Slidhr - Deluge
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
80 / 100
Havok - Unnatural Selection
Candlelight Records
Thrash Metal
82 / 100
Arckanum - Fenris Kindir
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
65 / 100
Hatchet - Dawn of the End
The End Records
Thrash Metal
73 / 100
Leprous - Coal
InsideOut Music
Progressive Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Monarque - Lys Noir
Sepulchral Productions
Black Metal
80 / 100
Behexen - Rituale Satanum (reissue)
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
75 / 100
Master Musicians of Bukkake - Far West
Important
Psychedelic Rock, Experimental Folk
82 / 100
Progenie Terrestre Pura - U.M.A.
Avantgarde Music
Atmospheric Black Metal, Ambient
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
Peaceville Records
Heavy/Speed Metal
75 / 100 Major event
Palms - Palms
Ipecac Recordings
Post-Metal, Ambient Sludge
80 / 100
Alkira - Red Devil EP
Self-released
Thrash Metal
no quote
The Monolith Deathcult - Tetragrammaton
Season Of Mist
Experimental Death Metal
83 / 100
Kylesa - Ultraviolet
Season Of Mist
Psychedelic Sludge Rock
74 / 100
Black Sabbath - 13
Vertigo
Doom, Classic Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Mgla - With Hearts Towards None
Northern Heritage
Black Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
Asofy - Percezione
Avantgarde Music
Blackened Post-Rock
75 / 100
Megadeth - Super Collider
Tradecraft
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
59 / 100 Major event
Kingcrow - In Crescendo
Sensory Records
Progressive Rock/Metal
77 / 100
Cerebrum - Cosmic Enigma
Amputated Vein Records
Technical Death Metal
84 / 100
Destruction - Spiritual Genocide
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
79 / 100
Burzum - Sol austan, Mani vestan
Byelobog Productions
Ambient
40 / 100
Aborym - Dirty
Agonia Records
Industrial Metal, Post-Black
80 / 100
Agrimonia - Rites of Separation
Southern Lord
Post-Sludge, Melodic Death
84 / 100
Temple of Void - Demo MMXIII
Self-released
Doom/Death
no quote
Paria - Surrealist Satanist
World Terror Committee
Black Metal
78 / 100
Blood Red Throne - Blood Red Throne
Sevared Records
Death Metal
71 / 100
Denouncement Pyre - Almighty Arcanum
Hells Headbangers
Blackened Death Metal
81 / 100
Live Report - Suffocation, Cephalic Carnage, Havok, Fallujah – 15th May 2013 – NQ Live, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
The Amenta - Flesh is Heir
Listenable Records
Industrial Death Metal
83 / 100
Melvins - Everybody Loves Sausages
Ipecac Recordings
Experimental Rock, Covers
no quote
Anthrax - Anthems (EP)
Nuclear Blast
Heavy Metal
no quote
Altar of Plagues - Teethed Glory and Injury
Candlelight Records
Progressive Black Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Anciients - Heart of Oak
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metal
63 / 100
The Meads Of Asphodel - Sonderkommando
Candlelight
Progressive Crust Punk
70 / 100
Clutch - Earth Rocker
Weathermaker Music
Stoner/Hard Rock
81 / 100 Major event
Warbeast - Destroy
Season Of Mist
Thrash Metal
84 / 100
Von - Dark Gods: Seven Billion Slaves
Von Records
Black Metal, Funeral Doom
76 / 100 Major event
Imperium Dekadenz - Meadows of Nostalgia
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
87 / 100
Skineater - Dermal Harvest
Pulverised Records
Death Metal
74 / 100
Wardruna - Yggdrasil
Indie Recordings
Neofolk
83 / 100 Surprise of the month
Winterfylleth - The Threnody of Triumph
Candlelight Records
Black Metal
72 / 100
Wormed - Exodromos
Willowtip
Brutal Death Metal
82 / 100
Serenity - War of Ages
Napalm Records
Symphonic Power Metal
85 / 100
Cult of Luna - Vertikal
Indie Recordings
Ambient Sludge
84 / 100
Disperse - Living Mirrors
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metal
70 / 100
Urfaust - Der freiwillige Bettler
Van Records
Atmospheric Black Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Horna - Askel Lahempana Saatanaa
World Terror Committee
Black Metal
75 / 100
Voices - From the Human Forest Create a Fugue of Imaginary Rain
Candlelight Records
Progressive Black Metal
78 / 100
Judas Priest - Killing Machine / Hell Bent for Leather
Columbia
Heavy Metal
CLASSIC
Complete Failure - The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault
Season Of Mist
Grindcore
73 / 100
Soilwork - The Living Infinite
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
75 / 100 Major event
Clurichaun - House of Cards
Self-released
Groove/Alt Metal
65 / 100
Cave In - Antenna
RCA Records
Progressive/Alt Rock
75 / 100 Archive review
Ruins - Place of No Pity
Listenable Records
Black Metal
85 / 100
Vreid - Welcome Farewell
Indie Recordings
Black Metal
85 / 100
Defeated Sanity - Passages Into Deformity
Willowtip
Brutal Death Metal
85 / 100
Abigor - Opus IV
Napalm Records
Black Metal
75 / 100 Archive review
Suffocation - Pinnacle Of Bedlam
Nuclear Blast
Brutal Death Metal
81 / 100 Major event
Nidingr - Greatest Of Deceivers
Indie Recordings
Progressive Black Metal
84 / 100
Voivod - Target Earth
Century Media
Progressive Thrash Metal
90 / 100 Major event
Belenos - L'Ancien Temps
Northern Silence Productions
Black Metal
no quote
Infernal Poetry - Paraphiliac
BakerTeam Records
Technical Thrash/Groove
77 / 100
Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay
Neurot Recordings
Progressive Sludge
90 / 100
Forgotten Tomb - ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil
Agonia Records
Depressive Blackened Metal
80 / 100
Cult Of Fire - Triumvirát
Demonhood Productions
Atmospheric Black Metal
84 / 100
To-Mera - Exile
Illusionary Records
Progressive Metal
78 / 100
Nunslaughter / Abigail - Fucking Satan (split)
Hells Headbangers
Death, Thrash Metal
no quote
Nettlecarrier - Nettlecarrier
Indie Recordings
Black Metal
77 / 100
Amenra - Mass V
Neurot Recordings
Sludge Metal, Ambient
77 / 100
The Howling Wind - Of Babalon
Profound Lore Records
Black Metal
78 / 100
Rage Nucléaire - Unrelenting Fucking Hatred
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
60 / 100
Old Corpse Road - 'Tis Witching Hour... As Spectres We Haunt This Kingdom
Godreah Records
Black, Folk Metal
79 / 100
Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
Kolony Records
Melodic Death Metal
85 / 100
Weapon - Embers And Revelations
Relapse Records
Blackened Death Metal
72 / 100
Vomitchapel - The House Of The Lord Despoiled
Osmose Productions
Raw Black/Death Metal
70 / 100
The Amenta - Chokehold (EP)
Listenable Records
Industrial Metal
no quote
Koldbrann - Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott (single)
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
no quote
A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterday
Prophecy
Progressive Black Metal
88 / 100
She Said Destroy - Bleeding Fiction (EP)
Mas-Kina Recordings
Progressive Death Metal
no quote
My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures
Peaceville Records
Doom
84 / 100 Major event
Shining - Redefining Darkness
Spinefarm Records
Progressive Black Metal
70 / 100
Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
Century Media
Black Metal
84 / 100
Manes - Under Ein Blodraud Maane
Hammerheart Records
Black Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
Listenable Records
Technical Death Metal
85 / 100
Samothrace - Reverence To Stone
20BuckSpin
Melodic Sludge, Doom
78 / 100
Khonsu - Anomalia
Season Of Mist
Melodic Industrial/Black Metal
68 / 100
The Gathering - Disclosure
Psychonaut Records
Atmospheric Rock
90 / 100 Album of the month
Hung - Hung
The End Records
Melodic Death, Progressive Metal
85 / 100 Surprise of the month
Bleeding Through - The Great Fire
Rise Records
Metalcore
70 / 100
Tulus - Olm og Bitter
Tabu Recordings
Black Metal
72 / 100
Gory Blister - Earth-Sick
BakerTeam Records
Technical Death Metal
81 / 100
Carpathian Forest - Morbid Fascination Of Death
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion
Roadrunner Records
Progressive Rock, Ambient
65 / 100 Major event
Exsequor - For The Fallen
Self-released
Black Metal
no quote
Asphyx - Deathhammer
Century Media
Doom-infused Death Metal
84 / 100
Ministry - Relapse
13th Planet
Industrial Metal
70 / 100 Major event
High on Fire - The Art Of Self Defence (reissue)
Southern Lord
Stoner Metal
85 / 100
Seth - Les Blessures de L'Ame
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
75 / 100
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Ghostmaker
Candlelight Records
Thrash Metal
84 / 100
Candlemass - Psalms For The Dead
Napalm Records
Traditional Doom
90 / 100 Major event
In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
Spinefarm Records
Melodic Death Metal
87 / 100
Fear Factory - The Industrialist
Candlelight Records
Industrial Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
Osmose Productions
Depressive Black Metal, Ambient
90 / 100 Album of the month
Secrets of the Moon - Seven Bells
Lupus Lounge
Progressive Black Metal
85 / 100
Blacklodge - MachinatioN
Season Of Mist
Industrial Black Metal
85 / 100
Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
Season Of Mist
Traditional Doom Metal
60 / 100
Philm - Harmonic
Ipecac Recordings
Experimental Rock
71 / 100
Melvins - Freak Puke
Ipecac Recordings
Experimental Rock, Sludge
74 / 100
Faith No More - King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime
Slash Records
Experimental Alt Metal
85 / 100 Archive review
Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
Metal Blade
Technical Death/Grind
91 / 100 Album of the month
Torche - Harmonicraft
Volcom
Stoner Rock, Pop, Sludge
80 / 100
High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
E1 Music
Stoner Metal
87 / 100
Astrofaes - Dying Emotion Domain
Negative Existence
Black Metal
75 / 100
Nothnegal - Decadence
Season Of Mist
Melodic Death Metal
72 / 100
Burzum - Umskiptar
Byelobog Productions
Black Metal, Ambient
68 / 100 Major event
Meshuggah - Koloss
Nuclear Blast
Technical Groove Metal
87 / 100 Major event
Soulfly - Enslaved
Roadrunner Records
Thrash/Groove
88 / 100 Major event
Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
Nuclear Blast
Technical Death/Thrash
85 / 100
My Dying Bride - The Barghest O'Whitby
Peaceville Records
Doom Metal
no quote
Abigail Williams - Becoming
Candlelight Records
Atmospheric Black Metal
84 / 100
Aura Noir - Out To Die
Indie Recordings
Black/Thrash Metal
81 / 100
Lamb of God - Resolution
Epic Records
Groove Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Corrosion Of Conformity - Corrosion Of Conformity
Candlelight Records
Stoner Rock, Heavy Metal
73 / 100
Black Breath - Sentenced To Life
Southern Lord
Death/Crust Crossover
82 / 100
The Wretched End - Inroads
Nocturnal Art Productions
Death/Thrash
81 / 100
Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned
Candlelight Records
Stoner Rock, Heavy Metal
80 / 100
Pilgrim - Misery Wizard
Poison Tongue
True Doom
65 / 100
Sigh - In Somniphobia
Candlelight Records
Avant-Garde Metal
93 / 100 Album of the month
Drudkh - Eternal Turn Of The Wheel
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
75 / 100 Major event
Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication
Osmose Productions
Raw Black Metal
75 / 100
Coldworker - The Doomsayer's Call
Listenable Records
Death Metal, Grindcore
80 / 100
Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters - Bikers Welcome, Ladies Drink Free
13th Planet
Rebel Country, Industrial Rock
78 / 100
Steven Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Kscope
Progressive Rock
90 / 100 Album of the month
Evanescence - Evanescence
Wind-up Entertainment
Alt/Pop Metal
71 / 100
Motorhead - Another Perfect Day
Sanctuary
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
86 / 100 Archive review
Machine Head - Unto The Locust
Roadrunner Records
Modern Thrash, Heavy Metal
81 / 100 Major event
.Editorial - Too Extreme?
Metal Reviews
Bruce Dickinson - Balls To Picasso
EMI
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
79 / 100 Archive review
Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I
Osmose Productions
Melodic Death Metal
77 / 100 Archive review
Dark Suns - Orange
Prophecy
Progressive Rock
87 / 100
Touchstone - The City Sleeps
Steamhammer
Progressive Rock
86 / 100
Testament - The Ritual
Atlantic
Thrash Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
Blood Red Throne - Brutalitarian Regime
Sevared Records
Death Metal
70 / 100
ICS Vortex - Storm Seeker
Century Media
Progressive Metal
79 / 100
Haemoth - In Nomine Odium
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
81 / 100
Infestus - E x I s T
Debemur Morti Productions
Atmospheric Black Metal
85 / 100
Detrimentum - Inhuman Disgrace
Deepsend Records
Death Metal
86 / 100
Chimaira - The Age Of Hell
E1 Music
Groove Metal
64 / 100
Sunn O))) - 00 Void (reissue)
Southern Lord
Drone
75 / 100
Mithras - Time Never Lasts (EP)
Self-released
Death Metal
no quote
Absu - Abzu
Candlelight Records
Blackened Thrash Metal
85 / 100
Serpentcult - Raised By Wolves
Listenable Records
Doom, Sludge
60 / 100
Therion - Of Darkness....
Deaf Records
Death Metal
79 / 100 Archive review
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt Two
InsideOut Music
Classic/Progressive Rock
84 / 100
Black Cobra - Invernal
Southern Lord
Sludge Metal
78 / 100
Root - Heritage Of Satan
Agonia Records
Heavy/Thrash Metal
73 / 100
Burzum - From The Depths Of Darkness
Byelobog Productions
Black Metal
no quote
Craft - Void
Carnal Records
Black Metal
80 / 100
Megadeth - Th1rt3en
Roadrunner Records
Thrash/Heavy Metal
83 / 100 Major event
Blut Aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
Debemur Morti Productions
Industrial Post-Black
73 / 100
Live Report - Opeth & Pain Of Salvation – 11th November 2011 – Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
Farsot - Insects
Lupus Lounge
Progressive Black Metal
80 / 100
Iced Earth - Dystopia
Century Media
Heavy Metal
83 / 100 Major event
Acid Mothers Temple - The Ripper At The Heavens Gates of Dark
Riot Season
Psychedelic Rock
80 / 100
Painkiller - Guts Of A Virgin / Buried Secrets
Earache Records
Avant-Garde Jazz, Grindcore
82 / 100 Archive review
Nile - Worship the Animal - 1994: The Lost Recordings
Goombah Music
Thrash/Death Metal
no quote
Mike Patton - The Solitude Of Prime Numbers
Ipecac Recordings
Instrumental, Film Score
50 / 100
The Wounded Kings - In The Chapel Of The Black Hand
I Hate Records
Atmospheric Doom Metal
84 / 100
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Atlantic
Classic Rock
CLASSIC
Alamaailman Vasarat - Huuro Kolkko
Nordic Notes
Instrumental Folk/Prog/Jazz
86 / 100 Archive review
Phantomsmasher - Phantomsmasher
Ipecac Recordings
Avant-Garde, Cybergrind
85 / 100 Archive review
Rising - To Solemn Ash
Exile on Mainstream Records
Sludge Rock
75 / 100
Generation Kill - Red White And Blood
Season Of Mist
Thrash, Groove Metal
55 / 100
Discharge - Disensitise
Candlelight Records
Crust Punk, Thrash
78 / 100
Morkobot - MoRbO
Supernaturalcat
Experimental Sludge Rock
73 / 100
Arkona - Slovo
Napalm Records
Folk Metal
85 / 100
Brutal Truth - End Time
Relapse Records
Experimental Grindcore
83 / 100 Major event
Cipher System - Communicate The Storms
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death
65 / 100
Discharge - War Is Hell
Candlelight Records
Hardcore Punk
no quote
East of the Wall - The Apologist
Translation Loss Records
Progressive Post-Hardcore
85 / 100
The Rotted - Ad Nauseam
Candlelight Records
Death Metal
79 / 100
Anthrax - Worship Music
Megaforce Records
Thrash, Heavy Metal
86 / 100 Major event
Anthrax - Volume 8 - The Threat Is Real
Ignition
Groove Metal
55 / 100 Archive review
Abigor - Nachthymnen (From The Twilight Kingdom)
Napalm Records
Black Metal
91 / 100 Archive review
Arckanum - Helvitismyrkr
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
79 / 100
Cannabis Corpse - Beneath Grow Lights Thou Shalt Rise
Tankcrimes
Death Metal
84 / 100
Old Silver Key - Tales Of Wanderings
Season Of Mist
Post-Black, Shoegaze
77 / 100
Textures - Dualism
Nuclear Blast
Progressive Post-Sludge Metal
84 / 100
Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
Active Records
True, Epic Doom
CLASSIC
Leviathan - The Tenth Sub Level Of Suicide
Moribund Cult
Depressive Black Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Vader - Welcome To The Morbid Reich
Nuclear Blast
Death Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Djerv - Djerv
Indie Recordings
Alt/Groove Metal
77 / 100
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Columbia
Heavy Metal
CLASSIC
Total Fucking Destruction - Hater
Kaotoxin
Grindcore
79 / 100
Porcupine Tree - Up The Downstair
Delerium
Progressive/Psychedelic Rock
85 / 100 Archive review
Ayreon - Into The Electric Castle: A Space Opera
Transmission Records
Progressive Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Porcupine Tree - On The Sunday Of Life
Delerium
Psychedelic Rock
79 / 100 Archive review
Jesu - Ascension
Caldo Verde Records
Ambient Shoegaze, Drone
80 / 100
Djevel - Dodssanger
Aftermath Music
Black Metal
77 / 100
Candiria - 300 Percent Density
Century Media
Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde
85 / 100 Archive review
Emperor - Emperor/Wrath Of The Tyrant
Candlelight Records
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Mayan - Quarterpast
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic Progressive Metal
75 / 100
Rage - Trapped!
Noise Records
Speed/Power Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Lock Up - Necropolis Transparent
Nuclear Blast
Grindcore
86 / 100
Aphrodite's Child - 666
Vertigo
Progressive Rock
87 / 100 Archive review
Neun Welten - Vergessene Pfade
Auerbach Tonträger
Neofolk
87 / 100 Archive review
Agathocles - This Is Not A Threat, It’s A Promise
Selfmadegod
Grindcore
80 / 100
Angelcorpse - Exterminate
Osmose Productions
Black/Death Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
End Of Level Boss - Eklectric
Exile on Mainstream Records
Progressive Stoner Rock
86 / 100
Ramesses - Possessed By The Rise Of Magik
Ritual Productions
Doom
82 / 100
Live Report - Iron Maiden & Airbourne – 28th July 2011 – MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
Voivod - Warriors Of Ice
Indica
Thrash Metal
no quote
Annotations Of An Autopsy - Dark Days
Siege Of Amida
Deathcore
no quote
Moon - Caduceus Chalice
Moribund Cult
Depressive Black Metal
74 / 100
Earth - A Bureaucratic Desire For Extra Capsular Extraction
Southern Lord
Drone
no quote
Venom - Black Metal
Neat Records
Thrash/Speed Metal
CLASSIC
Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever
Nuclear Blast
Technical Death Metal, Deathcore
79 / 100 Major event
The Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
HevyDevy Records
Progressive Metal
86 / 100 Major event
Motorhead - 1916
Epic Records
Heavy Metal, Rock N'Roll
90 / 100 Archive review
Satyricon/Enslaved - The Forest Is My Throne/Yggdrasil
Moonfog Productions
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
The Axis of Perdition - Tenements (Of The Anointed Flesh)
Code666 Records
Atmospheric Post-Black
81 / 100
Mutiilation - Remains Of A Ruined, Dead, Cursed Soul
Drakkar
Black Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Mgla - Groza
Northern Heritage
Black Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Corpus Christii - Luciferian Frequencies
Candlelight Records
Black Metal
75 / 100
Nargaroth - Spectral Visions Of Mental Warfare
No Colours Records
Ambient, Black Metal
71 / 100
Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit
Profound Lore Records
Black/Folk Metal
88 / 100
Red Fang - Murder The Mountains
Relapse
Stoner Rock
81 / 100
Limp Bizkit - Gold Cobra
Interscope
Nu-Metal
10 / 100 Crap of the month
Beardfish - Mammoth
InsideOut Music
Progressive Rock
85 / 100
Shining - VII: Född Förlorare
Spinefarm Records
Progressive Black Metal
85 / 100
Bloodbound - Unholy Cross
AFM Records
Power Metal
82 / 100
Sepultura - Kairos
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
80 / 100 Major event
TRC - Bright Lights
Siege Of Amida
Hardcore
75 / 100
Godflesh - Pure
Earache Records
Industrial Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
A Forest Of Stars - Opportunistic Thieves Of Spring
Transcendental Creations
Psychedelic Black Metal
87 / 100
Arch Enemy - Stigmata
Century Media
Melodic Death Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Sol Invictus - The Cruellest Month
Prophecy
Neofolk
80 / 100
The Howling Wind - Into The Cryosphere
Profound Lore Records
Black Metal, Sludge
80 / 100 Archive review
Origin - Entity
Nuclear Blast
Technical Death Metal
85 / 100
Voivod - Negatron
Mausoleum Records
Industrial/Thrash Metal
72 / 100 Archive review
Hammerfall - Infected
Nuclear Blast
Power/Heavy Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Deceased - Luck Of The Corpse
Relapse Records
Death Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Ulver - Wars Of The Roses
Kscope
Art Rock, Electronica
90 / 100 Album of the month
The Gates Of Slumber - The Wretch
Rise Above
Traditional Doom
80 / 100
Rush - Beyond The Lighted Stage
Universal
Documentary
no quote
Live Report - Rush – 19th May 2011 – MEN Arena, Manchester, UK
Live Gig
Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
Nuclear Blast
Classic Rock
85 / 100
Desultory - Counting Our Scars
Pulverised Records
Melodic Death Metal
88 / 100
Adamantivm - Atajo A La Locura
Self-released
Thrash Metal
73 / 100
Sonne Adam - Transformation
Century Media
Death Metal
81 / 100
Pestilence - Doctrine
Mascot Records
Technical Death Metal
86 / 100 Major event
Hell - Human Remains
Nuclear Blast
Heavy Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Arkan - Salam
Season Of Mist
Arabian Progressive Metal
85 / 100
Pain of Salvation - Road Salt One
InsideOut Music
Classic/Progressive Rock
82 / 100
Wolverine - Communication Lost
Candlelight Records
Progressive Metal
65 / 100
Morbid Angel - Entangled In Chaos
Earache Records
Death Metal
no quote Archive review
Armored Saint - La Raza
Metal Blade
Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
77 / 100
King Crimson - Islands
Island Records
Progressive Rock, Jazz
65 / 100 Archive review
Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
79 / 100
Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
Roadrunner Records
Symphonic Rock/Metal
81 / 100 Major event
The Haunted - Unseen
Century Media
Progressive/Groove Metal
83 / 100 Major event
Benighted - Asylum Cave
Season Of Mist
Brutal Death Metal
85 / 100
Septicflesh - The Great Mass
Season Of Mist
Epic Symphonic/Gothic Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Owen Hart - Earth Control
Vitriol
Death/Grind
80 / 100
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Earache Records
Death Metal
95 / 100 Archive review
Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma
Roadrunner Records
Thrash/Groove Metal
87 / 100 Major event
Dio - The Last In Line
Mercury Records
Heavy Metal
CLASSIC
Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
CMC Records
Heavy Metal
92 / 100 Archive review
Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand
E1 Music
Sludge Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
Profound Lore Records
Atmospheric Death Metal
87 / 100
The Haxan Cloak - The Haxan Cloak
Aurora Borealis
Ambient, Neofolk
80 / 100
Sepultura - Roots
Roadrunner Records
Tribal Metal
74 / 100 Archive review
Dotma - Sleep Paralyses
Scarlet Records
Symphonic Power Metal
60 / 100
Rotten Sound - Cursed
Relapse
Grindcore
84 / 100
Destruction - Day Of Reckoning
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
83 / 100
Withered - Dualitas
Prosthetic Records
Atmospheric Black/Sludge
80 / 100
Korpiklaani - Ukon Wacka
Nuclear Blast
Folk Metal
77 / 100
Death Angel - Relentless Retribution
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
75 / 100
Neuraxis - Asylon
Prosthetic Records
Technical Death Metal
81 / 100
Serenity - Death & Legacy
Napalm Records
Power Metal
83 / 100
Allfader - Black Blood Flux
Osmose Productions
Melodic Death/Black Metal
80 / 100
Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
EMI
Progressive Rock
75 / 100 Archive review
Extreme Noise Terror - A Holocaust In Your Head
Head Eruption Records
Grindcore, Crust Punk
88 / 100 Archive review
Grey Skies Fallen - Along Came Life
Xanthros Music
Progressive/Doom Metal
no quote
Falkenbach - Tiurida
Napalm Records
Viking/Folk Metal
66 / 100
Belphegor - Blood Magick Necromance
Nuclear Blast
Blackened Death Metal
80 / 100
Cryptopsy - None So Live
Century Media
Brutal Death Metal
no quote Archive review
Sirenia - The Enigma of Life
Nuclear Blast
Gothic Metal
60 / 100
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone
Moonfog Productions
Black Metal
CLASSIC
Burzum - Fallen
Byelobog Productions
Black Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Dornenreich - Flammentriebe
Prophecy
Progressive Black Metal
87 / 100
Svart Crown - Witnessing The Fall
Listenable Records
Black/Death Metal
80 / 100
Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond
Virgin
Power Metal
CLASSIC
Aeklypsis - Mirror Of Darkness
Self-released
Melodic Death Metal
no quote
Architects - The Here And Now
Century Media
Metalcore
73 / 100
Tristwood - Dystopia Et Disturbia
Self-released
Industrial Black/Death Metal
78 / 100
Voivod - The Outer Limits
MCA Records
Progressive Metal
91 / 100 Archive review
Emerald Sun - Regeneration
Pitch Black Records
Power Metal
75 / 100
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Columbia
Heavy Metal
CLASSIC
Ava Inferi - Onyx
Season Of Mist
Gothic Doom Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Motorhead - The Wörld Is Yours
UDR/Motorhead Music
Rock 'n' Roll
82 / 100 Major event
Arckanum - Sviga Læ
Regain Records
Black Metal
77 / 100
Rhapsody of Fire - The Cold Embrace Of Fear
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic Power Metal
no quote
My Dying Bride - 34.788%... Complete
Peaceville Records
Experimental Doom Metal
72 / 100 Archive review
Nattefrost - Terrorist – Nekronaut Part I
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
65 / 100 Archive review
Intronaut - Valley Of Smoke
Century Media
Progressive Sludge
84 / 100
Ares Kingdom - Incendiary
Nuclear War Now! Productions
Thrash/Death Metal
86 / 100
Jex Thoth - Witness
I Hate Records
Classic Rock, Doom
no quote
Proghma-C - Bar-Do Travel
Mystic Production
Progressive Metal
68 / 100 Archive review
Decrepitaph - Beyond The Cursed Tombs
Razorback Records
Death Metal
86 / 100
The Acacia Strain - Wormwood
Prosthetic Records
Deathcore
35 / 100
Solefald - Norrøn Livskunst
Indie Recordings
Avant-Garde, Progressive Metal
91 / 100 Album of the month
Transcending Bizarre? - The Misanthrope's Fable
Dissonart Productions
Symphonic Black/Death
83 / 100
Disiplin - Radikale Randgruppe
ATMF
Industrial Black Metal, Noise
30 / 100
Valborg - Crown Of Sorrow
Zeitgeister
Progressive Death Metal
84 / 100
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Straight Records
Avant-Garde, Blues Rock
90 / 100 Archive review
Terrorizer - World Downfall
Earache Records
Grindcore
CLASSIC
High on Fire - Surrounded By Thieves
Relapse Records
Stoner Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Forbidden - Omega Wave
Nuclear Blast
Thrash Metal
85 / 100
Cave In - Jupiter
Hydra Head
Atmospheric Alt-Rock
88 / 100 Archive review
The Meads Of Asphodel - The Murder Of Jesus The Jew
Candlelight
Experimental Black Metal
92 / 100 Album of the month
Hail Of Bullets - On Divine Winds
Metal Blade
Death Metal
84 / 100
Hate - Erebos
Listenable Records
Death Metal
87 / 100
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Season Of Mist
Psychedelic Sludge Rock
89 / 100
Albatross - Dinner Is You
Demonstealer Records
Thrash/Power Metal
no quote
Kyuss - ...And The Circus Leaves Town
Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.
Stoner Rock
86 / 100 Archive review
Rage - Reflections Of A Shadow
Noise Records
Speed/Heavy Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Our Ashes Built Mountains
Deepsend Records
Grindcore
82 / 100
Unearthly Trance - V
Relapse Records
Sludge Metal
77 / 100
Ancient Bards - The Alliance Of The Kings
Limb Music Products
Symphonic Power Metal
82 / 100 Surprise of the month
Krieg - The Isolationist
Candlelight
Black Metal
91 / 100 Album of the month
US Christmas - Run Thick In The Night
Neurot Recordings
Psychedelic Rock
80 / 100
Thou - Summit
Gilead Media
Sludge, Drone
86 / 100
Caïna - Caïna
Bubonic Productions
Post-Rock, Progressive Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Morbid Carnage - Night Assassins
Pulverised Records
Thrash Metal
77 / 100
Aborym - Psychogrotesque
Season Of Mist
Industrial / Post-Black Metal
87 / 100
Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
Young God Records
Experimental/Atmospheric Rock
85 / 100
Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
Spinefarm Records
Experimental Post-Punk
90 / 100 Major event
ReVamp - ReVamp
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic/Gothic Metal
78 / 100
Black Witchery - Inferno Of Sacred Destruction
Osmose Productions
Raw Black Metal
68 / 100
Devoid - A God's Lie
Demonstealer Records
Death/Thrash Metal
82 / 100
October Tide - A Thin Shell
Candlelight
Melodic Doom/Death
74 / 100
Horned Almighty - Necro Spirituals
Candlelight
Black N'Roll
83 / 100
Mouth of the Architect - The Violence Beneath
Translation Loss Records
Atmospheric Sludge
no quote
Various Artists - Whom The Moon A Nightsong Sings
Prophecy
Neofolk
no quote
Beehoover - Concrete Catalyst
Exile on Mainstream Records
Progressive Stoner Rock
80 / 100
Tristania - Rubicon
Napalm Records
Gothic Metal
81 / 100
Near - The Opening Of The Primordial Whirl
De Tenebrarum Principio
Black Metal
79 / 100
Denouncement Pyre - World Cremation
Hells Headbangers
Black/Death Metal
80 / 100
The Secret - Solve Et Coagula
Southern Lord
Grindcore, Sludge Metal
84 / 100 Surprise of the month
Therion - Sitra Ahra
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic Metal
75 / 100
Alexis - Birds Of Prey
Pitch Black Records
Power Metal
65 / 100
Defeated Sanity - Chapters Of Repugnance
Willowtip
Brutal Death Metal
82 / 100
Impaled Nazarene - Latex Cult
Osmose Productions
Black Metal, Punk
83 / 100 Archive review
Tank - War Machine
Metal Mind Records
Heavy Metal
79 / 100
Mongo Ninja - No Cunt For Old Men
Indie Recordings
Punk/Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Crass - The Feeding Of The Five Thousand
Crass Records
Anarcho-Punk
90 / 100
Profanatica - Disgusting Blasphemies Against God
Hells Headbangers
Black Metal
80 / 100
Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship
Maddening Media
Symphonic Black Metal
86 / 100 Surprise of the month
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
Indie Recordings
Progressive Viking Metal
92 / 100 Album of the month
Anacrusis - Suffering Hour
Axis Records
Thrash Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Domination Through Impurity - Masochist
Epitomite Productions
Technical Death Metal
80 / 100
Wino - Adrift
Exile on Mainstream Records
Acoustic Rock
79 / 100
Cephalic Carnage - Misled By Certainty
Relapse Records
Technical Death/Grind
74 / 100
Tristania - Widow's Weeds
Napalm Records
Gothic Doom Metal
92 / 100 Archive review
Mandrake - Innocence Weakness
Greyfall
Doomy Gothic Metal
69 / 100
Hearse - Single Ticket To Paradise
Vic Records
Melodic Death 'N'Roll
83 / 100 Archive review
Drunken Bastards - Horns Of The Wasted
Hells Headbangers
Thrash Metal
65 / 100
Rosetta - A Determinism Of Morality
Translation Loss Records
Atmospheric Sludge Metal
75 / 100
Boris & Ian Astbury - BXI
Southern Lord
Hard Rock
no quote
The Gathering - How To Measure A Planet?
Century Media
Atmospheric/Progressive Rock
CLASSIC
Obituary - The End Complete
Roadrunner Records
Death Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Solstice - Solstice
Century Media
Death/Thrash Metal
85 / 100 Archive review
36 Crazyfists - Collisions And Castaways
Ferret Records
Metalcore
79 / 100
Hooded Menace - Never Cross The Dead
Profound Lore Records
Doom/Death
84 / 100
Maniac Butcher - Masakr
Negative Existence
Black Metal
84 / 100
Celtic Frost - Cold Lake
Noise Records
Glam Metal
10 / 100 Archive review
Voivod - Angel Rat
MCA Records
Progressive Rock/Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Nuclear - Jehovirus
Self-released
Thrash Metal
65 / 100
After Forever - After Forever
Nuclear Blast
Gothic/Symphonic Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Thorngoth - Leere
Folter Records
Black Metal
78 / 100
Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
EMI
Heavy Metal
83 / 100 Major event
Grinderman - Grinderman
Mute Records
Alt/Garage Rock
82 / 100 Archive review
Drudkh - Handful Of Stars
Season Of Mist
Atmospheric Black Metal
87 / 100 Major event
Canopy - Menhir
Self-released
Progressive Melodic Death
90 / 100
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Atlantic
Classic Rock
CLASSIC
Drunkard - Like Sin Explode
Surgical Diathesis Records
Thrash Metal
75 / 100
Sotajumala - Kuolemanpalvelus
Cobra Records
Death Metal
85 / 100
Hieronymus Bosch - Equivoke
Paimon/CD Maximum
Progressive Death Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Thralldom - A Shaman Steering the Vessel of Vastness
Profound Lore Records
Experimental Ambient, Black Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
Yaotl Mictlan - Dentro del Manto Gris de Chaac
Candlelight
Black Metal
84 / 100
Behemoth - ...From The Pagan Vastlands
Pagan Records
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Pin-Up Went Down - 342
Ascendance Records
Avant-Garde
81 / 100
Goatsnake - Flower Of Disease
Southern Lord
Stoner Doom
80 / 100
Maniac Butcher - Barbarians
Pussy God Records
Black Metal
78 / 100 Archive review
Abigail - Forever Street Metal Bitch
Drakkar
Raw Thrash Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Trigger The Bloodshed - Degenerate
Metal Blade
Death Metal
83 / 100
Ildjarn - Forest Poetry
Norse League Productions
Black Metal, Noise
40 / 100 Archive review
Mike Patton - Mondo Cane
Ipecac Recordings
Italian Pop
70 / 100
City Of Fire - City Of Fire
Candlelight Records
Alt. Rock/Metal
62 / 100
Soilwork - The Panic Broadcast
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death/Thrash Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Lugubrum - Heilige Dwazen
Blood Fire Death
Black Metal, Jazz, Madness
90 / 100 Archive review
Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
Obscene Productions
Progressive Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore
91 / 100 Archive review
.Editorial - MySpace & Me
Metal Reviews
Landmine Marathon - Sovereign Descent
Prosthetic Records
Death Metal
65 / 100
Look What I Did - Atlas Drugged
Modernist Movement
Experimental Hardcore/Rock
80 / 100
Lightning Swords Of Death - The Extra Dimensional Wound
MetalBlade Records
Black Metal
82 / 100
Blind Guardian - Follow The Blind
No Remorse
Speed/Power Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Mafia
Willowtip
Technical Death Metal
no quote
Samael - Passage
Century Media
Blackened Industrial Metal
85 / 100 Archive review
Anubis Gate - Andromeda Unchained
Locomotive Music
Progressive Power Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Hypocrisy - The Final Chapter
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Graveland - Cold Winter Blades
No Colours Records
Pagan Metal
no quote
Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons
EastWest America
Progressive Metal
no quote Archive review
Clutch - Robot Hive / Exodus
DRT Entertainment
Hard/Stoner Rock
94 / 100 Archive review
Harvestman/Minsk/US Christmas - Hawkwind Triad
Neurot Recordings
Space Rock
no quote
Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
Kscope
Atmospheric Rock
91 / 100 Album of the month
Lyzanxia - Locust
XIII bis
Melodeath, Modern Thrash
65 / 100
Severe Torture - Slaughtered
Season Of Mist
Death Metal
65 / 100
Aeon - Path Of Fire
MetalBlade Records
Death Metal
82 / 100
Uriah Heep - Salisbury
Vertigo
Hard/Prog Rock
85 / 100 Archive review
Darkthrone - The Cult Is Alive
Peaceville Records
Punkish Black Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Son Of Aurelius - The Farthest Reaches
Good Fight Music
Technical Death Metal
74 / 100
1349 - Demonoir
Indie Recordings
Black Metal
88 / 100
Dead Earth Politics - The Weight Of Poseidon
Genuine Records
Thrash/Groove Metal
72 / 100
Crowbar - Broken Glass
Candlelight Records
Sludge Metal
85 / 100 Archive review
Six Shooter - Maniac Ballet EP
Self-released
Heavy Metal
no quote
Bride Of The Monster - A Slaughter Of Biblical Proportions
Self-released
Death Metal
76 / 100
Anthrax - Persistence Of Time
Island Records
Thrash Metal
91 / 100 Archive review
Klone - Black Days
Season Of Mist
Progressive Alt/Groove Metal
84 / 100
Limbonic Art - Phantasmagoria
Candlelight Records
Symphonic Black Metal
77 / 100
Master - The Human Machine
Pulverised Records
Death Metal
84 / 100
I Am Abomination - To Our Forefathers
Good Fight Music
Progressive Post-Hardcore
65 / 100
The Pineapple Thief - Someone Here Is Missing
Kscope
Progressive Alt. Rock
85 / 100 Surprise of the month
Soulitude - Wonderfool World
Self-released
Power Metal
72 / 100
Watain - Lawless Darkness
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
93 / 100 Album of the month
Sepultura - Arise
Roadrunner Records
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Die On Monday - Black Cat
XIII bis
Hard Rock
70 / 100
Soulfly - Omen
Roadrunner Records
Modern Thrash Metal
79 / 100 Major event
Uneven - God's Anger
Self-released
Folk Metal
no quote
Enslaved - Eld
Osmose Productions
Black/Viking Metal
CLASSIC
King Crimson - Lizard
Island Records
Progressive/Jazz Rock, Avant-Garde
90 / 100 Archive review
Realmbuilder - Summon The Stone Throwers
I Hate Records
Heavy/Doom Metal
55 / 100
Darkthrone - Plaguewielder
Moonfog Productions
Black Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Leng Tch'e - Hypomanic
Season Of Mist
Grindcore
85 / 100
Anata - The Conductor's Departure
Earache Records
Technical Death Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Cave In - Until Your Heart Stops
Hydra Head
Technical Metalcore
86 / 100 Archive review
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Reprise Records
Experimental Alt. Metal
86 / 100
Loits - Must Album
Nailboard Records
Black N'Roll
86 / 100 Archive review
Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
Prosthetic Records
Instrumental Progressive Metal
85 / 100
Scarab - Blinding The Masses
Osmose Productions
Brutal Death Metal
77 / 100
Pestilence - Malleus Maleficarum
Roadrunner Records
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Asphyx - Last One On Earth
Century Media
Death Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer
Sargent House
Post-Rock
80 / 100
Blood Of Kingu - Sun In The House Of The Scorpion
Candlelight Records
Black Metal
85 / 100
Porcupine Tree - The Incident
Roadrunner Records
Progressive Rock
79 / 100
Voivod - Nothingface
Noise Records
Progressive Metal
CLASSIC
Rotten Sound - Napalm EP
Relapse Records
Grindcore
no quote
Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder
Ipecac Recordings
Experimental Hard Rock, Sludge
83 / 100
Bleeding Through - Bleeding Through
Rise Records
Metalcore
79 / 100
The Meads Of Asphodel - Old Corpse Road - English Black Punk Metal/The Bones Of This Land Are Not Speechless split
Godreah Records
Black Metal
no quote
Cephalic Carnage - Lucid Interval
Relapse Records
Technical Death/Grind
88 / 100 Archive review
NoMeansNo - Wrong
Alternative Tentacles
Progressive Hardcore Punk
90 / 100 Archive review
Belphegor - Pestapokalypse VI
Nuclear Blast
Blackened Death Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
United Artists Records
Space Rock
CLASSIC
Kiuas - Lustdriven
Spinefarm Records
Power Metal
75 / 100
Headcharger - The End Starts Here
XIII bis
Hard Rock, Hardcore
72 / 100
Odem Arcarum - Outrageous Reverie Above The Erosion Of Barren Earth
Osmose Productions
Progressive Black Metal
88 / 100 Surprise of the month
Svarti Loghin - Drifting Through The Void
ATMF
Black Metal-tinged Post-Rock
78 / 100
Ramesses - Take The Curse
Ritual Productions
Doom
85 / 100
Watain - Casus Luciferi
Drakkar
Black Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Insect Warfare - World Extermination
Earache Records
Grindcore
89 / 100
Divinity - The Singularity
Candlelight Records
Melodic Death Metal
85 / 100
Myrath - Desert Call
XIII bis
Progressive Metal
87 / 100
Solefald - Neonism
Avantgarde Music
Avant-Garde Progressive Metal
93 / 100 Archive review
Abigor - Orkblut - The Retaliation
Napalm Records
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
Listenable Records
Progressive Death/Groove Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Moonlyght - Progressive Darkness
Escapi Music
Progressive Melodic Death Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
An Autumn For Crippled Children - Lost
ATMF
Depressive Doom/Black Metal
78 / 100
Cathedral - The Guessing Game
Nuclear Blast
Progressive Doom Metal
90 / 100 Major event
Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
Earache Records
Ambient Sludge, Post-Rock
90 / 100 Archive review
The Vision Bleak - Set Sail To Mystery
Prophecy
Atmospheric Gothic Metal
82 / 100
Rage - Secrets In A Weird World
Noise Records
Speed/Heavy Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
I, Voidhanger Records
Ambient Black Metal
74 / 100
Uriah Heep - Very 'Eavy... Very 'Umble
Vertigo
Hard/Progressive Rock
CLASSIC
Meshuggah - Alive CD/DVD
Nuclear Blast
Meshuggah Metal
no quote Major event
Radiohead - OK Computer
Capitol Records Inc.
Alt. Rock
93 / 100 Archive review
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
Season Of Mist
Experimental Post-Hardcore/Metal
91 / 100 Album of the month
Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void
Century Media
Melodic Death Metal
86 / 100 Major event
Burzum - Belus
Byelobog Productions
Black Metal
81 / 100 Major event
Sturmgeist - Meister Mephisto
Season Of Mist
Experimental/Industrial Black Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Ov Hell - The Underworld Regime
Indie Recordings
Black Metal
49 / 100
Nyseius - Militiae
ATMF
Black Metal
80 / 100
In Mourning - Monolith
Pulverised Records
Melodic Death Metal
85 / 100
Carpathian Forest - Strange Old Brew
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Daath Shadow - Crowns For Kings
Osmose Productions
Melodic Death/Black Metal
81 / 100
Burzum - Filosofem
Misanthropy
Black Metal, Ambient
CLASSIC
Samael - Ceremony Of Opposites
Century Media
Melodic Black Metal
95 / 100 Archive review
Umbah - Trilobeth
I, Voidhanger Records
Industrial Metal, Avant-Garde
82 / 100 Surprise of the month
Deftones - Deftones
Maverick Records
Experimental Alt. Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
Alcest - Écailles De Lune
Prophecy
Atmospheric Post-Black/Shoegaze
88 / 100
High on Fire - Snakes For The Divine
E1 Music
Stoner Metal
87 / 100 Major event
Anthrax - State Of Euphoria
Island Records
Thrash Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Wolok - Caput Mortuum
Those Opposed Records
Industrial Black Metal
83 / 100
Tenebrae in Perpetuum - Onori Rituali Funebrari
ATMF
Black Metal
76 / 100
Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
Century Media
Progressive Middle-Eastern Folk Metal
91 / 100 Album of the month
Havoc Unit - h.IV+
Vendlus
Industrial Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Master's Hammer - Mantras
Self-released
Experimental Blackened Metal
81 / 100
Pig Destroyer - Prowler In The Yard
Relapse Records
Grindcore
93 / 100 Archive review
Ministry - Psalm 69
Warner Bros. Records
Industrial Metal
CLASSIC
Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
Edel
Hard Rock
74 / 100
Swans - Filth
Labour Records
Industrial, Noise Rock
80 / 100 Archive review
Negura Bunget - Maiestrit
Lupus Lounge
Black Metal
86 / 100
Myrath - Hope
Brennus Music
Progressive Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
October File - Our Souls To You
Candlelight
Hardcore-infused Industrial Metal
83 / 100
Aborted - Coronary Reconstruction EP
Century Media
Brutal Death Metal
no quote
Fear Factory - Mechanize
AFM Records
Industrial Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Pink Floyd - Soundtrack From The Film More
EMI
Progressive Rock, Soundtrack
60 / 100 Archive review
In Vain - Mantra
Indie Recordings
Progressive Melancholic Death Metal
87 / 100 Surprise of the month
Blacklodge - T/ME [3rd Level Initiation = Chamber Of Downfall]
End All Life Productions
Industrial Black Metal
82 / 100
Abigor - Time Is The Sulphur In The Veins Of The Saint
End All Life Productions
Industrial Post-Black Metal
89 / 100
Shining (Nor) - Blackjazz
Indie Recordings
Avant-Garde Progressive/Jazz Metal
95 / 100 Album of the month
Voivod - Killing Technology
Noise Records
Technical Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Fear Factory - Remanufacture
Roadrunner Records
Industrial, EBM
no quote Archive review
Shadow Circus - Whispers And Screams
Self-released
Progressive Rock
89 / 100
Annotations Of An Autopsy - II: The Reign Of Darkness
Nuclear Blast
Brutal Death Metal, Deathcore
80 / 100
Requiem For Oblivion - Demo
Self-released
Progressive Metal
no quote
Hellish Crossfire - Bloodrust Scythe
I Hate Records
Thrash Metal
82 / 100
Khaoz - Twist The Knife A Little Deeper
Rusty Cage Records
Death Metal
no quote
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Universal Music Group
Hard/Retro Rock
72 / 100
Rage - Perfect Man
Noise Records
Speed/Power Metal
CLASSIC
Nominon - Omen EP
Deathgasm Records
Death Metal
no quote
The Sarcophagus - Towards The Eternal Chaos
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
83 / 100
Imperium Dekadenz - Procella Vadens
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
86 / 100 Surprise of the month
Divine Heresy - Bringer Of Plagues
Roadrunner Records
Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal
70 / 100
Fear Factory - Soul Of A New Machine
Roadrunner Records
Industrial Death Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
Dali Records
Stoner Rock
94 / 100 Archive review
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Slash Records
Experimental Alt. Metal
CLASSIC
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Relapse Records
Experimental Hardcore
90 / 100 Archive review
Weapon - Drakonian Paradigm
Ajna Offensive
Blackened Death Metal
83 / 100
Minsk - With Echoes In The Movement Of Stone
Relapse Records
Atmospheric Doom, Post-Sludge
88 / 100
Ihsahn - After
Candlelight
Progressive Metal
89 / 100
Deicide - Serpents Of The Light
Roadrunner Records
Death Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
Infinitum Obscure - Sub Atris Caelis
Deathgasm Records
Death Metal
74 / 100
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets
EMI
Psychedelic/Space Rock
95 / 100 Archive review
Wolf Eyes - Always Wrong
Hospital Productions
Noise, Industrial
70 / 100
King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon
Island Records
Progressive Rock
85 / 100 Archive review
Abigor - Verwüstung / Invoke the Dark Age
Napalm Records
Black Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
The Gates Of Slumber - Hymns Of Blood And Thunder
Rise Above
Heavy Metal, True Doom
86 / 100
Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness
Earache Records
Grindcore, Goregrind
CLASSIC
Thanatos - Justified Genocide
Deity Down Records
Death/Thrash Metal
83 / 100
Left Lane Cruiser - All You Can Eat
Alive Records
Blues Rock
79 / 100
Angélida - Decanimae
Self-released
Gothic Metal
73 / 100 Archive review
Vektor - Black Future
Heavy Artillery Records
Progressive Thrash Metal
87 / 100 Surprise of the month
Sickening Horror - The Dead End Experiment
SFC Records
Technical Death Metal
84 / 100
Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
Capitol Records Inc.
Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
78 / 100 Archive review
Samael - Blood Ritual
Century Media
Black Metal, Doom
83 / 100 Archive review
Acrimony - Tumuli Shroomaroom
Peaceville Records
Doom, Stoner Rock
80 / 100 Archive review
Buckethead & Friends - Enter The Chicken
Serjical Strike
Experimental Rock/Metal
77 / 100 Archive review
Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures
RCA Records
Hard/Stoner Rock
67 / 100
Living Colour - The Chair In The Doorway
Megaforce Records
Funk Rock/Metal
74 / 100
Oblique Rain - October Dawn
Major Label Industries
Atmospheric Progressive Metal
85 / 100 Surprise of the month
Anubis Gate - The Detached
Locomotive Music
Progressive Power Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Mr Bungle - Mr Bungle
Warner Bros. Records
Avant-Garde
93 / 100 Archive review
In Memorium - Lost To Antiquity
Moribund Cult
Black Metal
65 / 100
Anthrax - Among The Living
Island Records
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Antaeus - Cut Your Flesh And Worship Satan
Baphomet Records
Black Metal
76 / 100 Archive review
Voivod - Rrröööaaarrr
Noise Records
Thrash Metal
82 / 100 Archive review
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Interscope
Progressive Funk Metal
77 / 100 Archive review
Infernal Poetry - Beholding The Unpure
Fuel Records
Technical Groove/Death Metal
79 / 100 Archive review
Touchstone - Wintercoast
Self-released
Progressive Metal
84 / 100
Shining (Nor) - Grindstone
Rune Grammofon
Progressive/Jazz Rock, Avant-Garde
89 / 100 Archive review
.Editorial - Black Metal ist no longer Krieg
Metal Reviews
Devilfork - Devilknife
Self-released
Experimental Heavy Metal
72 / 100
Rage - Execution Guaranteed
Noise Records
Melodic Speed Metal
85 / 100 Archive review
Kiuas - The Spirit Of Ukko
Spinefarm Records
Power Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There Is No Law
Vinyl Solution
Grindcore, Death Metal
77 / 100 Archive review
Samael - Worship Him
Osmose Productions
Black Metal, Doom
74 / 100 Archive review
The CNK - Ultraviolence Über Alles - Übercharged Edition
Season Of Mist
Industrial Metal
65 / 100
Hiems - Worship Or Die
Moribund Cult
Black Metal
78 / 100
Instant Suppression - Domain.Nation
Self-released
Modern Progressive Melodeath
82 / 100 Surprise of the month
Khanate - Clean Hands Go Foul
Hydra Head
Ambient Drone
75 / 100
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
Earache Records
Death Metal
CLASSIC
Abstrakt Algebra - Abstrakt Algebra
Megarock
Progressive Doom Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Amnion - Cryptic Wanderings
Oniric Records
Black Metal
82 / 100 Archive review
Killing Touch - One Of A Kind
Scarlet Records
Progressive Power Metal
77 / 100
Subaudition - Light On The Path
Auerbach Tonträger
Atmospheric Rock
75 / 100
Pestilence - Spheres
Roadrunner Records
Technical/Progressive Death Metal
CLASSIC
The Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
InsideOut Music
Industrial/Prog/Pop Metal
91 / 100 Album of the month
Horde Of Hel - Blodskam
Moribund Cult
Industrial Black Metal
63 / 100
Skyclad - Vintage Whine
Massacre Records
Folk Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Sabbat - Dreamweaver (Reflections Of Our Yesterdays)
Noise Records
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Ruins - Front The Final Foes
Debemur Morti Productions
Black Metal
77 / 100
Guilt Machine - On This Perfect Day
Mascot Records
Progressive Rock
90 / 100
Sanctus Nex - Aurelia
ATMF
Black Metal
72 / 100
Neun Welten - Destrunken
Auerbach Tonträger
Neofolk
85 / 100
Rimfrost - Veraldar Nagli
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
81 / 100
Slayer - World Painted Blood
American Recordings
Thrash Metal
76 / 100 Major event
Cerebrum - Spectrum Extravagance
Lacerated Enemy Records
Technical Death Metal
83 / 100
Reverence - Inactive Theocracy
Osmose Productions
Industrial/Post-Black Metal
89 / 100
Puscifer - C Is For (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) EP
Puscifer Entertainment
Atmospheric Industrial Rock
no quote
Armed For Apocalypse - Defeat
Siege Of Amida
Deathcore, Sludge Metal
65 / 100
Troll - Drep De Kristne
Damnation Records
Symphonic Black Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Kyuss - Wretch
Dali Records
Hard/Stoner Rock
78 / 100 Archive review
Anthrax - Sound Of White Noise
Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.
Thrash Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
BLK JKS - After Robots
Secretly Canadian
Jazz/Prog Rock, World Music
86 / 100 Surprise of the month
Desultory - Bitterness
Metal Blade
Melodic Death Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Skitliv - Scandinavisk Misantropi
Season Of Mist
Doom, Black Metal
85 / 100
Motorhead - Orgasmatron
GWR
Motörhead Metal
CLASSIC
Killing Joke - Hosannas From The Basement Of Hell
Cooking Vinyl
Experimental Post-Punk/Industrial Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Rammstein - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Universal Music Group
Industrial Rock/Metal
90 / 100 Major event
Livsnekad - Den Sociala Vanförheten
Avantgarde Music
Depressive Black Metal, Doom
61 / 100
Voivod - War And Pain
Metal Blade
Thrash Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Anthropia - The Chain Reaction
Adarca Records
Progressive Power Metal
80 / 100
Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker
Synthetic Symphony
Post-Industrial, IDM
79 / 100 Archive review
Muse - The Resistance
Warner Bros. Records
Symphonic/Art Rock
71 / 100
Red Harvest - Sick Transit Gloria Mundi
Nocturnal Art Productions
Industrial Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Karl Sanders - Saurian Exorcisms
The End Records
World Music, Ambient
86 / 100
Hate Fusion - Blinded By Hate
Self-released
Melodic Death Metal
no quote
Semen Datura - Einsamkeit
ATMF
Progressive Black Metal
85 / 100 Surprise of the month
Alice In Chains - Facelift
Columbia
Heavy Metal/Grunge
73 / 100 Archive review
Viatrophy - Viatrophy
Siege Of Amida
Deathcore
78 / 100
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
Nuclear Blast
Industrial Death/Thrash, Progressive Metal
CLASSIC
Forgery - Harbouring Hate
Candlelight
Modern Thrash/Groove Metal
55 / 100
Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
Nuclear Blast
"Ithyphallic" Death Metal
89 / 100 Major event
Anthrax - Fistful Of Metal
Megaforce Records
Speed Metal
74 / 100 Archive review
Slayer - Divine Intervention
American Recordings
Thrash Metal
88 / 100 Archive review
Pearl Jam - Backspacer
Universal Music Group
Hard Rock
82 / 100
Greymachine - Disconnected
Hydra Head
Industrial, Sludge, Noise
81 / 100
Marduk - Wormwood
Regain Records
Black Metal
84 / 100 Major event
Darzamat - Solfernus’ Path
Massacre Records
Gothic Metal
75 / 100
Slayer - Undisputed Attitude
American Recordings
Hardcore Punk
no quote Archive review
Insula Albionum - Revolt Of The Iceni
Self-released
Melodic Death Metal
no quote
Anthrax - Stomp 442
Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.
Groove Metal
64 / 100 Archive review
Despised Icon - Day Of Mourning
Century Media
Technical Deathcore
83 / 100
Hate Forest - Purity
Supernal Music
Black Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Illdisposed - For Those Who Walk Behind Us
Massacre Records
Groove/Death Metal
60 / 100
Bigelf - Cheating The Gallows
Powerage Records
Classic/Progressive Rock
83 / 100
Skyclad - The Answer Machine
Massacre Records
Folk Rock
76 / 100 Archive review
Scar Symmetry - Dark Matter Dimensions
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
85 / 100
Morphia - One Last Embrace (DVD/CD)
Dark Balance
Doom Metal
no quote
Solefald - The Linear Scaffold
Avantgarde Music
Avant-Garde, Post-Black Metal
CLASSIC
Megadeth - Endgame
Roadrunner Records
Thrash Metal
91 / 100 Major event
Body Count - Murder 4 Hire
Escapi Music
Rap Metal
60 / 100 Archive review
Echoes Of Eternity - As Shadows Burn
Nuclear Blast
Heavy/Power Metal
69 / 100
Coalesce - OX
Relapse Records
Progressive Hardcore/Metalcore
86 / 100
A Storm Of Light - Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Neurot Recordings
Atmospheric Sludge Metal
73 / 100
Black Stone Cherry - Folklore And Superstition
Roadrunner Records
Southern Hard Rock
76 / 100
Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans
Sub Pop Records
Stoner/Noise Rock
84 / 100 Surprise of the month
Hypnosis - The Synthetic Light Of Hope
Dark Balance
Industrial Death Metal
71 / 100
Emperor - Live Inferno
Candlelight
Black Metal
no quote
Graveland - Spears Of Heaven
No Colours Records
Pagan Metal
67 / 100
Gaia Epicus - Damnation
Epicus Records
Power Metal
65 / 100
Kauan - Tietäjän Laulu
BadMoodMan
Melodic Doom, Neofolk
82 / 100
Marduk - Panzer Division Marduk
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Root - The Temple In The Underworld
I Hate Records
Experimental Blackened Thrash/Heavy Metal
87 / 100
Chthonic - Mirror Of Retribution
Spinefarm Records
Melodic Black Metal
84 / 100
No Made Sense - The Epillanic Choragi
Basick Records
Progressive Metal, Post-Sludge
91 / 100 Album of the month
Skyclad - Oui Avant-Garde A Chance
Massacre Records
Folk Rock
58 / 100 Archive review
The Meads Of Asphodel - Damascus Steel
Supernal Music
Experimental Black Metal, Psychedelic Heavy Metal
94 / 100 Archive review
The Boy Will Drown - Fetish
Earache Records
Technical Deathcore
78 / 100
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
EMI
Psychedelic Rock, Early Prog
90 / 100 Archive review
Savage Messiah - Insurrection Rising
Candlelight
Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Muse - Absolution
A&E Records
Epic Hard Rock, Neoprog
88 / 100 Archive review
Memory Driven - Relative Obscurity
I Hate Records
Doom Metal
74 / 100
One Master - The Quiet Eye Of Eternity
Self-released
Black Metal
72 / 100
Grimfist - Ten Steps To Hell
Candlelight
Blackened Death/Thrash Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Rage - Reign Of Fear
Noise Records
Speed Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Edguy - Fucking With F*** Live
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Power Metal
no quote
Portal - Outre'
Profound Lore Records
Experimental Death Metal, Dark Ambient
87 / 100 Archive review
Secrets of the Moon - Priviligivm
Lupus Lounge
Progressive Black Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Root - Zjevení
I Hate Records
Experimental Black/Thrash Metal
86 / 100
Old Funeral - The Older Ones
Hammerheart Records
Death Metal, Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Slagmaur - Svin
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
71 / 100
Skyclad - Irrational Anthems
Massacre Records
Folk Rock/Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Canopy - Will And Perception
Disconcert Music
Death Metal
no quote
Big Business - Mind The Drift
Hydra Head
Experimental Doom/Stoner
85 / 100
Darkthrone - Total Death
Moonfog Productions
Black Metal
60 / 100 Archive review
Al-Namrood - Astfhl Al Tha’r
Shaytan Productions
Arabian Black Metal
74 / 100
Shining - VI - Klagopsalmer
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
88 / 100
Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs
Season Of Mist
Atmospheric/Progressive Metal
84 / 100
Abigor - Fractal Possession
End All Life Productions
Post-Black/Industrial Metal, Avant-Garde
84 / 100 Archive review
Torture Killer - Sewers
Dynamic Arts Records
Groovy Death Metal
57 / 100
God Dethroned - Passiondale (Passchendaele)
Metal Blade
Melodic Death Metal
82 / 100
Denial - Catacombs Of The Grotesque
Asphyxiate Recordings
Death Metal
88 / 100 Surprise of the month
Vital Remains - Let Us Pray
Deaf Records
Death Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Deicide - Deicide
Roadrunner Records
Death Metal
CLASSIC
Slayer - Diabolus In Musica
American Recordings
Thrashy Groove Metal
64 / 100 Archive review
Incoming Cerebral Overdrive - Controverso
Supernaturalcat
Technical/Progressive Post-Hardcore
82 / 100
Carpathian Forest - Black Shining Leather
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Kalki Avatara - Mantra For The End Of Times
Shaytan Productions
Experimental Symphonic Metal
no quote
Skyclad - The Silent Whales Of Lunar Sea
Noise Records
Folk Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Trigger The Bloodshed - The Great Depression
Metal Blade
Death Metal
63 / 100
Darkthrone - Soulside Journey
Peaceville Records
Death Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Clutch - Strange Cousins From The West
Weathermaker Music
Bluesy Hard Rock
77 / 100 Major event
Dhul-Qarnayn - Jilwah
Shaytan Productions
Ambient, Ritualistic
no quote
Arctic Plateau - On A Sad Sunny Day
Prophecy
Melancholic/Post-Rock
70 / 100
Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction
Earache Records
Grindcore, Goregrind
75 / 100 Archive review
Be'lakor - Stone's Reach
Self-released
Melodic Death Metal
89 / 100
Church Of Misery - Houses Of The Unholy
Rise Above
Doom, Stoner Metal
84 / 100
Uneven - Vrzino Kolo
Self-released
Progressive Folk Metal
no quote
Asphyx - Death... The Brutal Way
Ibex Moon Records
Doom-infused Death Metal
80 / 100
Clutch - Blast Tyrant
DRT Entertainment
Stoner/Hard Rock
87 / 100 Archive review
Old Man's Child - Slaves Of The World
Century Media
Melodic Black/Death Metal
84 / 100
Darkthrone - Panzerfaust
Moonfog Productions
Black Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Fenriz’ Red Planet/Nattefrost - Engangsgrill
Indie Recordings
Traditional Doom Metal/Black Metal
no quote
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult - Hora Nocturna
Self-released
Black Metal
73 / 100 Archive review
Dødheimsgard - Supervillain Outcast
Moonfog Productions
Post-Black, Industrial Metal
82 / 100 Archive review
Brujeria - Matando Güeros
Roadrunner Records
Death Metal, Grindcore
78 / 100 Archive review
Korn - Korn
Immortal
Nu-Metal, Alt. Metal
28 / 100 Archive review
Vomitory - Carnage Euphoria
Metal Blade
Death Metal
81 / 100
Gigan - The Order Of The False Eye
Napalm Records
Technical Death/Grind
88 / 100
We Insist! - The Babel Inside Was Terrible
Exile on Mainstream Records
Progressive Rock, Jazz
86 / 100
OSI - Blood
InsideOut Music
Progressive Rock/Metal
62 / 100
Skyclad - Jonah's Ark
Noise Records
Folk Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
iwrestledabearonce - It's All Happening
Century Media
Experimental Deathcore, Avant-Garde
58 / 100
Behold! The Monolith - Behold! The Monolith
Self-released
Progressive Sludge Metal
80 / 100
Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind
Candlelight
Grindcore
74 / 100
Iron Maiden - Flight 666 DVD
EMI
Heavy Metal/Documentary
no quote
Asphyx - The Rack
Century Media
Death Metal
74 / 100 Archive review
Code - Resplendent Grotesque
Tabu Recordings
Progressive Metal, Post-Black
84 / 100
Believer - Gabriel
Metal Blade
Progressive Tech-Thrash
86 / 100
Autumnblaze - Perdition Diaries
Prophecy
Melodic Doom Rock
62 / 100
Skyclad - A Burnt Offering For The Bone Idol
Noise Records
Folk/Thrash Metal
76 / 100 Archive review
Witchbreed - Heretic Rapture
Ascendance Records
Dark Metal
73 / 100
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
Earache Records
Progressive Death Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Matador Records
Alt/Progressive/Post-Rock
89 / 100
Enslaved - Frost
Osmose Productions
Black/Viking Metal
CLASSIC
Lazarus A.D. - The Onslaught
Metal Blade
Thrash Metal
78 / 100 Surprise of the month
Believer - Dimensions
Roadrunner Records
Avant-Garde, Technical Thrash Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Skyclad - The Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth
Noise Records
Folk-tinged Speed/Thrash Metal
64 / 100 Archive review
Gorod - Process Of A New Decline
Listenable Records
Uber-Technical Death Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Drudkh - Microcosmos
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
85 / 100 Major event
Suffocation - Blood Oath
Nuclear Blast
Brutal Death Metal
84 / 100 Major event
The Amenta - n0n
Listenable Records
Industrial Metal
78 / 100
Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade
Earache Records
Death Metal
CLASSIC
Outcast - Self-Injected Reality
Thundering Records
Technical Death/Thrash
84 / 100
Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
Kscope
Progressive Rock
87 / 100
Capillary Action - So Embarrassing
Discorporate Records
Experimental Rock, Avant-Garde
81 / 100
Helrunar - Grátr
Lupus Lounge
Black Metal
79 / 100
Anaal Nathrakh - In The Constellation Of The Black Widow
Candlelight
Black Metal, Grindcore
83 / 100
Amberian Dawn - The Clouds Of Northland Thunder
Ascendance Records
Power Metal
75 / 100
Gnostic - Engineering The Rule
Season Of Mist
Technical Thrash/Death Metal
79 / 100
Einsturzende Neubauten - Halber Mensch
Some Bizarre Records
Industrial, Experimental
86 / 100 Archive review
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
Virgin
Progressive Rock
CLASSIC
Of The I - Balance Instars
Self-released
Progressive Rock
79 / 100
Saros - Acrid Plains
Profound Lore Records
Blackened Progressive Metal
83 / 100 Surprise of the month
Sunn O))) - Monoliths And Dimensions
Southern Lord
Experimental Drone Metal, Ambient
95 / 100 Album of the month
Primus - Frizzle Fry
Caroline Records
Progressive Funk Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
The Agonist - Lullabies For The Dormant Mind
Century Media
Melodic Death Metal/Deathcore
78 / 100
Helel - A Sigil Burnt Deep Into The Flesh
Debemur Morti Productions
Industrial Blackened Metal
no quote
Velvetseal - Lend Me Your Wings
Dark Balance
Symphonic Metal
48 / 100
Fractal Gates - Altered State Of Consciousness
Rusty Cage Records
Melodic Death Metal
78 / 100
Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
Noise Records
Thrash Metal, Doom
CLASSIC
Believer - Sanity Obscure
Roadrunner Records
Technical Thrash Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Ava Inferi - Blood Of Bacchus
Season Of Mist
Gothic Doom Metal
86 / 100
Carpathian Forest - Through Chasm, Caves And Titan Woods
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares
Century Media
Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Minotaur - God May Show You Mercy... We Will Not
I Hate Records
Thrash Metal
60 / 100
Susperia - Attitude
Candlelight
Modern Thrash Metal
83 / 100
Gory Blister - Graveyard Of Angels
Mascot Records
Technical Death Metal
86 / 100
Believer - Extraction From Mortality
R.E.X. Records
Thrash Metal
72 / 100 Archive review
Dødheimsgard - 666 International
Moonfog Productions
Industrial Black Metal, Avant-Garde
CLASSIC
Dødheimsgard - Satanic Art
Moonfog Productions
Experimental Black Metal
no quote Archive review
Geist - Galeere
Lupus Lounge
Black Metal
78 / 100
Nebelhexe - Dead Waters
Amber Autumn
Gothic, Alternative
80 / 100
Diktat - II
Self-released
Brutal/Technical Death Metal
no quote
Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution
Relapse Records
Grindcore
87 / 100 Major event
Ministry - Filth Pig
Warner Bros. Records
Industrial Metal
80 / 100 Archive review
Pearl Jam - Live On Two Legs
Epic Records
Hard Rock
no quote
Calle Debauche - Calle Debauche
Egg Helmet Records
Instrumental Progressive Rock, Jazz/Ska Fusion
73 / 100
Cain's Dinasty - Legacy Of Blood
Self-released
Power Metal
76 / 100
Mumakil - Behold The Failure
Relapse Records
Brutal Death Metal, Grindcore
80 / 100
Xerath - I
Candlelight
Symphonic Groove Metal
73 / 100
Black Sabbath - Vol 4
Warner Bros. Records
Classic Rock, Heavy Metal
CLASSIC
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Slash Records
Experimental Funk Metal, Avant-Garde
CLASSIC
1349 - Revelations Of The Black Flame
Candlelight Records
Experimental Dark Ambient/Black Metal
62 / 100
Longing For Dawn - Between Elation And Despair
Grau
Ambient Funeral Doom
84 / 100
Napalm Death - Diatribes
Earache Records
Experimental Death/Groove Metal
58 / 100 Archive review
Blood Red Fog/Funerary Bell - Split
Obscure Abhorrence
Depressive Black Metal
no quote
Aghast - Afterlife Crisis
Self-released
Death Metal
no quote
Chimaira - The Infection
Nuclear Blast
Groovy Post-Thrash, Deathcore
61 / 100
Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale
Music For Nations
Avant-Garde, Post-Black
CLASSIC
Appalling Spawn - Freedom, Hope And Fury
Inferno Records
Melodic Death/Grind
87 / 100 Archive review
Outlaw Order - Dragging Down The Enforcer
Season Of Mist
Sludge Metal
63 / 100
Lacuna Coil - Shallow Life
Century Media
Pop Metal
75 / 100 Major event
War From A Harlot's Mouth - In Shoals
Lifeforce Records
Deathcore
78 / 100 Surprise of the month
Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet
Season Of Mist
Gothic Rock
75 / 100
Isis - Oceanic
Ipecac Recordings
Progressive Sludge Metal
92 / 100 Archive review
The Gathering - The West Pole
Psychonaut Records
Atmospheric Rock
70 / 100
Mistaken Element - Mind Over Matter
Holy Records
Groovy Melodic Death/Thrash
67 / 100
Forsaken - After The Fall
I Hate Records
True Doom
79 / 100
Trist - Willenskraft
Cold Dimensions
Ambient Black Metal
70 / 100
Velvet Revolver - Libertad
RCA Records
Hard Rock
79 / 100 Archive review
Dødheimsgard - Monumental Possession
Century Media
Thrashy Black Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
Pearl Jam - Yield
Epic Records
Hard Rock
75 / 100 Archive review
Urna - Iter Ad Lucem
ATMF
Funeral Doom, Black Ambient
86 / 100
Ruins - Cauldron
Debemur Morti Productions
Progressive Black Metal
87 / 100
Medusa - En Raga Sül
Monotonstudio Records
Sludge Punk/Metal
72 / 100
Sabbat - History Of A Time To Come
Noise Records
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Horned Almighty - Contaminating The Divine
Obscure Abhorrence
Rocking Black Metal
75 / 100
Akercocke - Choronzon
Earache Records
Progressive Black/Death Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Ulcerate - Everything Is Fire
Candlelight
Atmospheric Death Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Napalm Death - Utopia Banished
Earache Records
Grindcore/Death Metal
73 / 100 Archive review
Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium
Southern Lord
Classic/Hard Rock, Doom
84 / 100
Absentia Lunae - Historia Nobis Assentietvr
ATMF
Progressive Black Metal
80 / 100
Static-X - Cult Of Static
Reprise Records
Industrial Rock
35 / 100
Orcustus - Orcustus
Southern Lord
Black Metal
77 / 100
Pestilence - Resurrection Macabre
Mascot Records
Death Metal
70 / 100 Major event
Hellvetic Frost - Misanthropic Devotion
Art Of Propaganda
Black Metal
62 / 100 Archive review
Whourkr - Concrete
Self-released
Industrial/Avant-Garde
52 / 100
Pearl Jam - Vs
Epic Records
Hard/Alternative Rock
90 / 100 Archive review
Cobalt - Gin
Profound Lore Records
Progressive Black Metal
95 / 100 Album of the year
Visions Of The Night - Nocturnal Militia
Self-released
Black/Death Metal
78 / 100 Archive review
Primordial - Spirit The Earth Aflame
Hammerheart Records
Pagan Black/Doom Metal
93 / 100 Archive review
Izegrim - Point Of No Return (EP)
Rusty Cage Records
Death/Thrash Metal
no quote
Zarboth - Zarboth
Discorporate/Head Records
Prog/Jazz Rock
74 / 100
The Meads Of Asphodel - The Mill Hill Sessions
Godreah Records
Experimental Blackened Metal
no quote Archive review
Amaseffer - Slaves For Life
InsideOut Music
Middle Eastern-influenced Progressive Metal
82 / 100
Aethenor - Faking Gold And Murder
VHF Records
Ambient Drone, Avant-Garde
78 / 100
Dødheimsgard - Kronet Til Konge
Century Media
Black Metal
76 / 100 Archive review
Battle Dagorath - Eternal Throne
Cold Dimensions
Black Metal, Dark Ambient
70 / 100
The Meads Of Asphodel - Exhuming The Grave Of Yeshua
Supernal Music
Experimental Blackened Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Mortuus Infradaemoni - Imis Avernis
Cold Dimensions
Black Metal
50 / 100
Autumn - Altitude
Metal Blade
Gothic/Atmospheric Rock, Progressive Metal
89 / 100 Surprise of the month
Oceans Of Sadness - The Arrogance Of Ignorance
Scarlet Records
Progressive Metal
84 / 100
Samael - Above
Nuclear Blast
Blackened Industrial Metal
78 / 100
Lugubrum - De Ware Hond
Old Grey Hair
Avant-Garde Black Metal, Jazz
90 / 100 Archive review
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.
Hard/Classic Rock
CLASSIC
Oceans Of Sadness - Mirror Palace
Scarlet Records
Progressive Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
HDK - System Overload
Season Of Mist
Melodic Death/Thrash, Gothic Metal
67 / 100
Behold! The Monolith - Behold! The Monolith (EP)
Self released
Sludge, Doom Metal
no quote
Leech - The Stolen View
Viva Hate Records
Instrumental Post-Rock
83 / 100
Misery Index - Traitors
Relapse Records
Deathcore
52 / 100
End Of Level Boss - Inside The Difference Engine
Exile on Mainstream Records
Progressive Stoner Rock
86 / 100 Archive review
Den Saakaldte - All Hail Pessimism
Avantgarde Music
Black Metal
84 / 100
Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles
Candlelight
Brutal Death Metal
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
A Forest Of Stars - The Corpse Of Rebirth
Transcendental Creations
Psychedelic Black Metal
89 / 100
Napalm Death - Fear, Emptiness, Despair
Earache Records
Experimental Death Metal, Grindcore
86 / 100 Archive review
Isis - Celestial
Hydra Head
Progressive Sludge Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Tribazik - All Blood Is Red
Eastworld Recordings
Experimental/Industrial Rock
60 / 100
Cobalt - Landfill Breastmilk Beast (EP)
Profound Lore Records
Progressive Black Metal, Dark Ambient
no quote
Lantlôs - Lantlôs
ATMF
Black Metal
78 / 100
Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory
Nuclear Blast
Power/Heavy Metal
80 / 100 Major event
Afgrund - Vid Helvetets Grindar
Candlelight
Death Metal, Grindcore
76 / 100
Al-Namrood - Atba’a Al-Namrood
Shaytan Productions
Arabian Black Metal
no quote
The Meads Of Asphodel - The Excommunication Of Christ
Supernal Music
Experimental Blackened Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
Pearl Jam - No Code
Epic Records
Hard/Alternative Rock
89 / 100 Archive review
Various Artists - Swedish Death Metal
Index Verlag
Death Metal
no quote
Speirling - The Piper
Unholy Design
Black Metal
75 / 100
Contra Ignem Fatuum - Detritus
Supernal Music
Atmospheric Black Metal
no quote Archive review
She Said Destroy - This City Speaks In Tongues
Tabu Recordings
Technical/Progressive Death Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Tardy Brothers - Bloodline
Candlelight
Death Metal
77 / 100
Napalm Death - From Enslavement To Obliteration
Earache Records
Grindcore
CLASSIC
The Axis of Perdition - Urfe
Code666 Records
Dark Ambient, Industrial, Spoken Word
40 / 100
Sieges Even - Paramount
InsideOut Music
Progressive Rock/Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
IXXI - Elect Darkness
Candlelight
Black Metal
84 / 100
Stinking Lizaveta - Sacrifice And Bliss
Monotreme Records
Instrumental Rock
70 / 100
Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
Metal Blade
Death Metal
78 / 100 Major event
Entombed - Left Hand Path
Earache Records
Death Metal
CLASSIC
Ephel Duath - Through My Dog's Eyes
Earache Records
Progressive Metal
75 / 100
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Living For Death, Destroying The Rest
Relapse Records
Thrash Metal
83 / 100 Surprise of the month
Sirenia - The 13th Floor
Nuclear Blast
Gothic Metal
84 / 100
The Antikaroshi - Crushed Neocons
Exile on Mainstream Records
Post Rock/Hardcore
75 / 100
Napalm Death - Time Waits For No Slave
Century Media
Grindcore
89 / 100 Major event
Sepultura - A-Lex
SPV
Experimental Thrash Metal/Hardcore
73 / 100 Major event
Exmortem - Funeral Phantoms
Mighty Music
Death Metal
72 / 100
The Faceless - Planetary Duality
Lifeforce Records
Technical Death Metal
75 / 100
Ephel Duath - The Painter's Palette
Elitist Records
Jazz/Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde
93 / 100 Archive review
Cattle Decapitation - The Harvest Floor
Metal Blade
Technical Death/Grind
85 / 100
Martyr (Hol) - Fear Of The Universe
Rusty Cage Records
Classic Heavy/Power Metal
88 & 65 / 100
Sirenia - Nine Destinies And A Downfall
Nuclear Blast
Gothic Metal
78 / 100 Archive review
Cathedral - Caravan Beyond Redemption
Earache Records
Doom, Heavy Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
The Blackout Argument - Remedies
Lifeforce Records
Metalcore
20 / 100 Crap of the month
The Axis of Perdition - Deleted Scenes From The Transition Hospital
Code666 Records
Black Metal, Dark Ambient
92 / 100 Archive review
Vulcano - Tales From The Black Book
I Hate Records
Thrash Metal
77 / 100
Rush - Test For Echo
Atlantic
Hard Rock
86 / 100 Archive review
Mena Brinno - Wicked Polly
Dark Balance
Power/Folk Metal
81 / 100
Deeds Of Flesh - Of What's To Come
Unique Leader Records
Brutal Death Metal
69 / 100
Cantata Sangui - On Rituals And Correspondence In Constructed Realities
Season Of Mist
Experimental Gothic Metal
65 / 100
Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks
Sanctuary
Alt. Metal, Hard Rock
80 / 100 Archive review
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Mute Records
Hard Rock, Post-Punk
90 / 100
The Axis of Perdition - The Ichneumon Method (And Less Welcome Techniques)
Rage Of Achilles
Industrial Black Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Phobia - 22 Random Acts Of Violence
Willowtip
Grindcore, Hardcore Punk
80 / 100
Extreme Noise Terror - Law Of Retaliation
Osmose Productions
Grindcore, Hardcore Punk
59 / 100
Rush - Counterparts
Atlantic
Hard Rock
86 / 100 Archive review
Arkona - Ot Serdtsa K Nebu
Napalm Records
Folk Metal
89 / 100
The Firstborn - The Noble Search
Major Label Industries
Progressive Metal
71 / 100
Cannabis Corpse - Tube Of The Resinated
Forcefield Records
Death Metal
80 / 100
Volbeat - Guitar Gangsters And Cadillac Blood
Mascot Records
Thrash N’Roll
84 / 100
Root - Hell Symphony
I Hate Records
Thrash Metal
83 / 100
Rush - Roll The Bones
Atlantic
Pop-Rock, Hard Rock
87 / 100 Archive review
Cronian - Enterprise
Indie Recordings
Progressive Metal
85 / 100
1980 - 1980
Self-released
Instrumental Progressive Metal, Jazz Fusion
71 / 100 Archive review
Possessed - Seven Churches
Combat
Death Metal
CLASSIC
Arkona - Vozrozhdenie
Sound Age Productions
Epic Folk Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
Hybrid - The 8th Plague
Eyesofsound Records
Technical Death/Sludge
74 / 100
Rush - A Show Of Hands
Mercury Records
80s Rock
no quote Archive review
Rush - Presto
Atlantic
Pop-Rock, Hard Rock
76 / 100 Archive review
Farflung - A Wound In Eternity
Meteor City
Progressive/Space Rock
83 / 100
Enablers - Tundra
Exile on Mainstream Records
Experimental Rock
79 / 100
Root - The Book
I Hate Records
Epic Heavy Metal
89 / 100
Transcending Bizarre? - The Serpent’s Manifolds
Dissonart Productions
Orchestral Black/Death Metal
84 / 100
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Metal Blade
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Gonin-Ish - Naishikyo-Sekai
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde
91 / 100 Album of the month
Desecration - Forensix
Metal Age Productions
Death Metal
70 / 100
Rush - Hold Your Fire
Mercury Records
80s Rock, Pop-Rock
62 / 100 Archive review
Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth
Metal Blade
Sludge Metal
72 / 100
IXXI - Assorted Armament
Sigilla Malae
Black Metal
80 / 100
In Lingua Mortua - Bellowing Sea – Racked By Tempest
Termo Records
Progressive/Symphonic Black Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Pilgrim Fathers - Short Circular Walks In The Hope Valley
Undergroove
Progressive/Space Rock
83 / 100 Surprise of the month
Rush - Power Windows
Mercury Records
80s Rock
74 / 100 Archive review
Chiraw - Dark Frequencies
Rusty Cage Records
Modern Metal/Melodeath
58 / 100
Jarboe - Mahakali
Season Of Mist
Experimental Doom/Drone
85 / 100
Resurrection - Embalmed Existence
Nuclear Blast
Death Metal
79 / 100 Archive review
Exit Wounds - Exit Wounds
No Escape Records
Grindcore
62 / 100
Iskald - Revelations Of Reckoning Day
Indie Recordings
Melodic Black Metal
81 / 100
High Tide - Sea Shanties
Repertoire Records
Classic/Progressive Rock
90 / 100 Archive review
.Editorial - Dancing about Architecture... A Plague on Words?
Metal Reviews
Don Caballero - Punkgasm
Relapse Records
Progressive/Math Rock
34 / 100
Rush - Snakes & Arrows Live (DVD)
Anthem/EMI
Rush!
no quote Major event
Bleeding Through - Declaration
Trustkill Records
Metalcore
76 / 100
Dimmu Borgir - The Invaluable Darkness DVD
Nuclear Blast
Symphonic Black Metal
no quote
Pearl Jam - Ten
Epic Records
Hard Rock, Grunge
CLASSIC Archive review
Destruction - D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N
AFM Records
Thrash Metal
86 / 100 Major event
Bonded By Blood - Feed The Beast
Earache Records
Thrash Metal
68 / 100
Caïna - Temporary Antennae
Profound Lore Records
Post-Rock, Progressive Black Metal
88 / 100
Rush - Grace Under Pressure
Mercury Records
Hard Rock
89 / 100 Archive review
Torche - Meanderthal
Hydra Head
Punkish Sludge Rock/Metal
60 / 100
Dark Tranquillity - Projector
Century Media
Melodic Death Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Rush - Signals
Mercury Records
Progressive 80s Rock
72 / 100 Archive review
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt II: Scenes From A Memory
Elektra Entertainment Group Inc.
Progressive Metal
CLASSIC
Dreamshade - To The Edge Of Reality EP
Self-released
Melodic Death Metal
no quote
Blastmasters - Twisted Metal
Deathgasm Records
Death Metal
65 / 100
Ethernal - Grim Ethernity
Unholy Design
Black Metal
80 / 100
Janvs - Vega
ATMF
Progressive/Post-Black Metal
89 / 100
The Fantômas Melvins Big Band - Live From London 2006 DVD
Ipecac Recordings
Avant-Garde
no quote
Agenda Of Swine - Waves Of Human Suffering
Relapse Records
Grindcore
83 / 100 Surprise of the month
Operatika - The Calling
Scarlet Records
Power Metal
70 / 100
Cradle Of Filth - Godspeed On The Devil's Thunder
Roadrunner Records
Blackened Gothic Metal
81 / 100 Major event
Evocation - Dead Calm Chaos
Cyclone Empire
Death Metal
73 / 100
Pessimist - Evolution Unto Evil
Deathgasm Records
Death Metal
no quote
My Dying Bride - Turn Loose The Swans
Peaceville Records
Doom Metal
CLASSIC
Khold - Hundre Ar Gammal
Tabu Recordings
Stoner Black Metal
85 / 100
Dream Theater - When Dream And Day Unite
Mechanic
Progressive Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Satyricon - The Age Of Nero
Roadrunner Records
Black Metal
84 / 100 Major event
The Gates Of Slumber - Conqueror
I Hate Records
True Doom
84 / 100
Dagoba - Face The Colossus
Season Of Mist
Industrial Groove Metal
46 / 100
Orplid - Greifenherz
Auerbach Tonträger
NeoFolk, Ambient
78 / 100
Unearthly Trance - Electrocution
Relapse Records
Sludge Metal
83 / 100
Venetian Snares - Detrimentalist
Planet Mu
Extreme Electronica
82 / 100
Apocalyptic Visions - Leave None Living
Self released
Death Metal
80 / 100 Surprise of the month
Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza
Nuclear Blast
Black Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Elysian Blaze - Levitating The Carnal
Osmose Productions
Depressive Black Metal
82 / 100
Neuraxis - The Thin Line Between
Prosthetic Records
Technical Death Metal
82 / 100
Akercocke - The Goat Of Mendes
Peaceville Records
Progressive Black/Death Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Cynic - Traced In Air
Season Of Mist
Technical, Jazz-infused Progressive Metal
89 / 100 Major event
Benediction - Killing Music
Nuclear Blast
Old-School Death Metal
79 / 100
Rush - Moving Pictures
Mercury Records
Progressive Hard Rock
CLASSIC
Negura Bunget - Om
Code666 Records
Epic, Folk-infused, Progressive Black Metal
97 / 100 Archive review
Elysian Blaze - Beneath Silent Faces
Osmose Productions
Depressive Black Metal
no quote
The Day Everything Became Nothing - Brutal
No Escape Records
Brutal Death Metal, Goregrind
75 / 100
Psycroptic - Ob(Servant)
Nuclear Blast
Technical Death Metal
87 / 100
Prey For Nothing - Violence Divine
Rusty Cage Records
Melodic Death Metal
74 / 100
Ministry - Cover Up
13th Planet
Industrial Metal vs. Classic Rock
no quote
Aura Noir - Hades Rise
Peaceville Records
Black/Thrash Metal
83 / 100
The Haunted - Versus
Century Media
Modern Thrash Metal
76 / 100 Major event
Enslaved - Vertebrae
Indie Recordings
Progressive Viking Metal
96 / 100 Album of the year
Rush - Permanent Waves
Mercury Records
Progressive Rock
CLASSIC
Darkthrone - Frostland Tapes
Peaceville Records
Raw Death Metal
no quote
Disturbed - Indestructible
Reprise Records
Hard Rock, Modern Metal
84 / 100
Lutomysl - De Profundis
Supernal Music
Black Metal
81 / 100
Abominant - Warblast
Deathgasm Records
Blackened Death Metal
76 / 100
Burst - Lazarus Bird
Relapse Records
Progressive Sludge/Metalcore
90 / 100 Album of the month
Hexen - State Of Insurgency
OSM Records
Thrash Metal
79 / 100
Down I Go - Tyrant
Undergroove
Experimental Hardcore, Avant-Garde
81 / 100
Aborted - Strychnine.213
Century Media
Brutal Death Metal
67 / 100
Moss - Sub Templum
Rise Above
Funeral Doom, Drone
80 / 100
Moonsorrow - Tulimyrsky
Spinefarm Records
Epic Black/Folk Metal
no quote
The Berzerker - The Reawakening
Berzerker Industries
Industrial Death/Grind
84 / 100
Jesusmartyr - The Black Waters
Rusty Cage Records
Modern Thrash Metal
41 / 100
Exsequor - Deeds
Self released
Black Metal
no quote
US Christmas - Eat The Low Dogs
Neurot Recordings
Space Rock, Atmospheric Post-Metal
70 / 100
Metallica - The Videos 1989-2004 DVD
Vertigo
Metallica!
no quote Archive review
Metallica - Some Kind Of Monster DVD
Paramount
Metallica!
no quote Archive review
Metallica - Cunning Stunts DVD
Vertigo
Metallica!
no quote Archive review
Metallica - Load
Vertigo
Hard/Blues Rock, Heavy Metal
79 / 100 Archive review
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Warner Bros. Records
Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal
73 / 100 Major event
Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
Earache Records
Thrash Metal
80 / 100
Evisorax - Enclave
Anticulture
Brutal Death Metal, Grindcore
no quote
Transit - Decent Man On A Desperate Moon
Karmakosmetix
Rock
60 / 100
Devin Townsend - Infinity
Sony Records
Epic Progressive Metal, Avant-Garde
93 / 100 Archive review
Brown Jenkins - Angel Eyes
Moribund Cult
Black Metal
81 / 100
Ephel Duath - RePhormula
Elitist Records
Blackened Avant-Garde Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Infernophonic - Spark It Up
Godlyke
Funky Hard Rock
76 / 100
Rush - All The World's A Stage
Mercury Records
Classic/Progressive Rock
no quote Archive review
Scott Kelly - The Wake
Neurot Recordings
Acoustic Rock, Neofolk
79 / 100
Hatchet - Awaiting Evil
Metal Blade
Thrash Metal
70 / 100
Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
Roadrunner Records
Commercialised Thrashcore, Modern Rock
56 / 100 Major event
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Mute Records
Atmospheric Alt. Rock, Post-Punk
82 / 100 Archive review
Angst Skvadron - Flukt
Agonia Records
Experimental Black Metal
83 / 100 Surprise of the month
Rush - Caress Of Steel
Mercury Records
Classic/Progressive Rock
60 / 100 Archive review
The Rotted - Get Dead Or Die Trying
Metal Blade
Grindcore, Death Metal
82 / 100
Stille OpprØr - S.o2
Karmakosmetix
Progressive Rock
88 / 100
Krisiun - Southern Storm
Century Media
Brutal Death Metal
63 / 100
Grey Daturas - Return To Disruption
Neurot Recordings
Drone, Sludge, Ambient
68 / 100
Akercocke - Rape Of The Bastard Nazarene
Goat Of Mendes
Experimental Black/Death Metal
58 / 100 Archive review
Secrets of the Moon - Antithesis
Lupus Lounge
Progessive Black Metal
83 / 100 Archive review
Psykup - We Love You All
Season Of Mist
Progressive Metalcore, Avant-Garde
59 / 100
Insidious - Digital Disdain
Union Black Records
Industrial Death Metal
no quote
Moonspell - Night Eternal
Steamhammer/SPV
Epic Blackened Gothic Metal
89 / 100 Major event
Soul's Mirror - Soul's Mirror
Self-released
Power Metal
no quote
Brainchoke - Introspective
Grindethic Records
Grindcore
80 / 100
Bulbul - Bulbul 6
Exile on Mainstream Records
Progressive Rock
74 / 100
Rush - Fly By Night
Mercury Records
Classic Rock
83 / 100 Archive review
A Storm Of Light - And We Wept The Black Ocean Within
Neurot Recordings
Atmospheric/Progressive Sludge Metal
89 / 100 Surprise of the month
Soulfly - Conquer
Roadrunner Records
Modern Thrash Metal with ethnic elements
90 /100 Major event
Arkan - Hilal
Season Of Mist
Arabian Progressive/Melodic Death Metal
88 / 100 Surprise of the month
Amberian Dawn - Rivers Of Tuoni
Ascendance Records
Power Metal
60 / 100
Klimt 1918 - Just In Case We’ll Never Meet Again
Prophecy
Atmospheric/Indie/Post-Rock
84 / 100
Trinacria - Travel Now Journey Infinitely
Indie Recordings
Progressive Black Metal / Industrial Post-Metal
80 / 100
The Provenance - Red Flags
Peaceville Records
Gothic Rock, Progressive Metal
87 / 100 Archive review
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
Charisma Records
Progressive Rock
CLASSIC
Hellhammer - Demon Entrails
Century Media
Primitive Blackened Thrash Metal
no quote
Rush - Rush
Mercury Records
Classic Rock
87 / 100 Archive review
Dead Shape Figure - The Grand Karoshi
Season Of Mist
Modern Thrash, Melodic Death Metal
78 / 100
Rotting Christ - Theogonia
Season Of Mist
Epic Blackened Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Wormed - Planisphaerium
Macabre Mementos
Brutal Death Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
Season Of Mist
Psychedelic Funeral Doom
93 / 100 Album of the month
Capitollium - Bloodfall Of Flesh
Sworn Records
Symphonic Black Metal
74 / 100
Guapo - Elixirs
Neurot Recordings
Progressive Rock, Jazz
88 / 100
Todesbonden - Sleep Now, Quiet Forest
Prophecy
Folk Rock, Doom Metal
77 / 100
Hail Of Bullets - ...Of Frost And War
Metal Blade
Death Metal
85 / 100
Melvins - Nude With Boots
Ipecac Recordings
Experimental Hard Rock, Sludge Metal
87 / 100
Static-X - Cannibal
Reprise Records
Industrial Metal
60 / 100
Textures - Silhouettes
Listenable Records
Progressive Deathrash Metal
64 / 100
HomSelvareg - HomSelvareg
ATMF
Black Metal
75 / 100
Divinity - Allegory
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
78 / 100
Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
Burning Heart
Progressive Hardcore, Experimental Rock
CLASSIC
Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse & None
Nuclear Blast
Technical Thrash Metal
89 / 100 Archive review
Austhral - Tocado A Vento
Face The Abyss Records
Folky Black Metal
68 / 100
SubRosa - Strega
I Hate Records
Psychedelic Doom, Experimental Rock
87 / 100 Surprise of the month
Steve Von Till - A Grave Is A Grim Horse
Neurot Recordings
Acoustic Rock, Neofolk
85 / 100
Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
Self released
Industrial Rock
77 / 100
Alarum - Eventuality
Earache Records
Progressive/Jazz Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Naer Mataron - Praetorians
Season Of Mist
Black Metal
75 / 100
Terrordrome - Vehement Covulsion
Grindethic Records
Brutal Death Metal
82 / 100
Red Harvest - A Greater Darkness
Season Of Mist
Industrial Metal
86 / 100
Melencolia Estatica - Letum
ATMF
Black Metal
79 / 100
ColdWorld - Melancholie²
Cold Dimensions
Ambient Black Metal
88 / 100
Alice In Chains - Dirt
Columbia
Heavy Metal, Grunge
87 / 100 Archive review
36 Crazyfists - The Tide And Its Takers
Ferret Records
Metalcore
45 / 100
Gloomy Grim - Under The Spell Of The Unlight
Anticulture
Symphonic Black Metal
68 / 100
Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
Nuclear Blast
Melodic Death Metal
86 / 100
Kiuas - The New Dark Age
Spinefarm Records
Power Metal
87 / 100
Detrimentum - Embracing This Deformity
Grindethic Records
Brutal Death Metal
90 / 100 Album of the month
Origin - Antithesis
Relapse Records
Brutal Death Perfection
94 / 100 Album of the year
Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth
I Hate Records
Psychedelic Doom, Classic Rock
85 / 100
Atrox - Binocular
Season Of Mist
Avant-Garde, Progressive Metal
75 / 100
Ihsahn - angL
Candlelight
Progressive Metal
78 / 100
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales/Emperor’s Return
Noise Records
Thrash Metal
CLASSIC
Cobalt - Eater Of Birds
Profound Lore Records
Progressive Black Metal
90 / 100
Opeth - Still Life
Peaceville Records
Progressive Metal
97 / 100 Archive review
Spearhead - Decrowning The Irenarch
Invictus Productions
Death Metal
87 / 100
Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer
Distort
Hardcore Punk
74 / 100
Ansur - Warring Factions
Candlelight
Progressive Metal
82 / 100
Cobalt - War Metal
From Beyond Productions
Black Metal
77 / 100 Archive review
Skitliv - Amfetamin
Cold Spring
Blackened Doom, Dark Ambient
no quote
Cathedral - The Carnival Bizarre
Earache Records
Doom Metal
90 / 100 Archive review
Nailed - Hatred, Failure & The Extinction of Mankind
Anticulture
Brutal Death Metal
76 / 100
Simbiose - Evolution?
Major Label Industries
Grindcore
62 / 100
Septicflesh - Communion
Season Of Mist
Epic Blackened Gothic Metal
88 / 100 Album of the month
Cryptopsy - The Unspoken King
Century Media
Deathcore
19 / 100 Crap of the month
Boris - Absolutego
Southern Lord
Drone Doom
95 / 100 Archive review
Ascension Of The Watchers - Numinosum
13th Planet
Ambient, Electronica
74 / 100
Soilent Green - Inevitable Collapse In The Presence Of Conviction
Metal Blade
Southern-Fried Grind
82 / 100
Dornenreich - In Luft Geritzt
Prophecy
Neofolk
80 / 100
Diabolic - Chaos In Hell/Possessed By Death
Deathgasm Records
Death Metal
no quote
HelangǺr - [kwIn’tes sens]
Self-released
Progressive Metal
59 / 100
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! (remaster)
Loud Records
‘Deth Metal
81 / 100 Archive review
Clutch - From Beale Street To Oblivion
DRT Entertainment
Bluesy Hard Rock
85 / 100
Obtest - Gyvybës Medis
Osmose Productions
Pagan Metal
88 / 100 Album of the month
Defeated Sanity - Psalms Of The Moribund
Grindethic Records
Brutal Death Metal
80 / 100
Beehoover - Heavy Zooo
Exile on Mainstream Records
Progressive Hard Rock, Doom Metal
79 / 100
Chthonic - Seediq Bale
Down Port
Symphonic Black Metal
84 / 100 Archive review
Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
RCA Records
Stadium Rock
84 / 100
Cephalic Carnage - Xenosapien
Relapse Records
Technical Death/Grind
86 / 100
Thy Bleeding Skies - Chapters Of Downfall
Dark Balance
Melodeath
70 / 100
Lugubrum - Albino De Congo
Old Grey Hair
Avant-Garde Black Metal, Jazz
85 / 100
Before The Rain - ...One Day Less
Major Label Industries
Melodic Funeral Doom
75 / 100
Drudkh - Estrangement
Supernal Music
Black Metal
79 / 100
Abgott - Artefact Of Madness
Helvete & Hate Records
Technical Black Metal
86 / 100 Archive review
Mord - Necrosodomic Abyss
Osmose Productions
Black Metal
65 / 100
Pin-Up Went Down - 2 Unlimited
Ascendance Records
Avant-Garde Pop/Metal
81 / 100 Surprise of the month