• Cradle Of Filth Discography Rankings

    19. Nov. 2012, 1:14

    Cradle of Filth are one of my favorite bands. They might not make my top 10 or 15 but they have been a go to band whenever I need them. With the new album recently released, I wanted to rank each album.

    1. The Principle of Evil Made Flesh(1994) - 5/10, never gave it much of a chance but for what I have heard it's one of my least favorites, not bad for a debut.

    2. Dusk...and Her Embrace(1996) - 8/10, A lot of people consider this their best and it's def great but I believe it to be somewhat overrated. They started to find their sound being darkest and most atmospheric.

    3. Cruelty and the Beast(1998) - 9/10, Top two or three for me depending on my mood. The production is unique and cold sounding and this is the album they really found the classic Cradle sound.

    4. Midian(2000) - 10/10, The first album I heard and purchased and instantly fell in love with every song. A fan favorite and I believe Lord Abortion to be my favorite Cradle song ever. Classic.

    5. Damnation and a Day(2003) - 9/10, Its always my second or third favorite along with Cruelty and the Beast, like I said it just depends on my mood I guess. Probably their most progressive and experimental at this point in their discography. Along with an intro/outro, after every three full songs an interlude follows, which could either hurt or help the album depending on the person. The actual songs themselves are some of Cradle's best.

    6. Nymphetamine(2004) - 6.5/10, Maybe coming out only a year after Damnation and following three of their best albums, Nymphetamine got mixed reviews from about every other person, I myself enjoy it. The reason is this album lacked the atmosphere and many dynamics fans expected from them, it's straight to the point aggressive almost punk sounding at times, but the song writing is still very catchy in my opinion. I defended this album for years and still do.

    7. Thornography(2006) - 4/10, People who didn't like Nymphetamine really had something to bitch about when Thornography came out, and I agree. Honestly if this was a debut album by any random band, it would prob be a ok. The only thing that resembles the band is Dani's vocals, musically it's a total change in style and just rubs me the wrong way.

    8. Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder(2008) - 6/10, I rank this album around the same as Nymphetamine, I think long time fans who didn't like the last two will find a lot to like here, the song writing is a return to what they do best. Not Amazing, but a solid return after Thornography.

    9. Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa(2010) - 7/10, If fans were happy with the style return of Godspeed then DDVA should make a lot of people smile. I'm not gonna lie I feel like they released so many albums up to this point and felt they needed a break. but this is a great album and shouldn't be overlooked.

    10. The Manticore and Other Horrors(2012) - 8.5/10, This was a big surprise and right now a top album of 2012 for me. I'd say it's the best album since Damnation and a Day and a total style shift back to Damnation/Midian, great mix of melody and aggression, also love Dani's vocals and lyrics.

    Top Five
    1. Midian
    3. Damnation/Cruelty
    4. Dusk
    5. Manticore

    Very Good
    6. Darkly
    7. Nymphetamine

    The rest
    8. Godspeed
    9. Principle
    10. Thorn.
  • NOFX - Self Entitled Review

    13. Sep. 2012, 20:33

    NOFX have been a band I've listened to for almost 20 years now. I'm 26 and was introduced to them by my sister and her punk rock friends back when I was about 9, "Punk In Drublic" I believe and I instantly was hooked. At 26 my music taste has gone in so many different directions over the years and NOFX have always been releasing quality after quality no matter how similar each album is or isn't.

    1. 72 Hookers - First time I heard it, I kept playing it, guitar intro/speeds up funny lyrics.8/10

    2. I Believe In Goddess - Old school hardcore/punk intro great lyrics. 7/10

    3. Ronnie & Mags - First single/released song from the album and not a forgettable one at all. Love the back and fourth vocals from Mike and Melvin and fun solo. 8/10

    4. She Didn't Lose Her Baby - Another really old school sounding intro and riffs, the first song we got to hear from the pre album e.p, the solo on the demo was better but really good. 9/10

    5. Secret Society - One of the few mid paced songs with a Bad Religion type of chorus that's simple but works. 7/10

    6. I Fatty - One of the best songs on the album, short but sweet with an amazing chorus, not sure if it's overall about Mike or just being an outcast in general. 9/10

    7. Cell Out - Instantly catches you off guard with the smooth metal guitar intro with some keyboards thrown in in between verse lines. This is probably about Mike's ex wife. very upbeat and catchy. 8/10

    8. Down With The Ship - The best song in my opinion on the album, pretty upbeat song with the best lyrics and an overall epic feeling. 10/10

    9. My Sycophant Others - Again keeping the overall sound of the album upbeat, fast and raw, one of my favorite sung songs. 8/10

    10. This Machine Is 4 - another solid song, not much to say except aggressive and catchy chorus. 7/10

    11. I've Got One Jealous Again Again - The second slower song on the album and most personal I'm guessing, being the sequel to "I've Got Two Jealous Agains" from "War On Errorism" about Mike's ex wife. Obviously they got a divorce and this is the break up one. I really love this song and the lyrics. 9/10

    12. Xmas Has Been X'ed - Great closer, it's very similar to past
    NOFX songs but it's got one of the best choruses on the album, his vocals during the chorus reminds me of Billie Joe from Green Day. - 8/10

    Overall it's just another solid album being more on the faster/aggressive side. If you always loved Nofx and most of their albums then you will like it and if you gave up years ago then you won't find anything new here. Overall a 8.1/10
  • Pennywise Album Reviews

    11. Mai. 2012, 1:15

    Pennywise albums ranked out of 10!

    Wildcard/Word From The Wise 3/10...Vocals are terrible

    ----Studio Albums----

    Pennywise - 10/10...Classic
    Unknown Road - 9/10...Awesome
    About Time - 9/10...Awesome
    Full Circle - 10/10...Classic

    Straight Ahead - 7/10...production bothers me and to many songs but good.
    Land Of The Free - 8/10...Not as good as the classic 4 but love the metal production.

    From The Ashes - 5/10...Couple good songs, the band sounds high and bored
    The Fuse - 5/10...Same here, a little bit better then FTA but still an awful overall style.

    Reason To Believe - 7/10...Def better then the last two, actually has energy.

    All Or Nothing - 9/10...New Singer and my favorite album since the classic 4 era.
  • Saves The Days Discography Ratings

    29. Apr. 2012, 9:18

    Saves the Day is a band with seven albums, all seven albums sounding completely different so I decided to review each one and score it out of ten.

    Can't Slow Down - 1998's debut isn't one of my favorite albums but it does have it's moments, compared a lot to the band Lifetime, although I'm not to familiar with Lifetime, I can't compare the two. For a debut it's very well done considering the age of the band at the time. 6/10

    Through Being Cool - 1999's sophomore release is arguably the band's best and considered a classic in the genre. I was 12/13 when I bought it and to this day at 26 I can still throw it in and enjoy every song from start to finish. The band got popular right after, influencing the future wave of pop punk of the early/mid '00s. Saves The Day did it first before all the hype around emo/pop punk on mtv2 and fuse and they did it better. 9/10

    Stay What You Are - In 2001 STD released their 3rd album, the hype around the band and album were at an all time high. This is my favorite STD album, The songs are less pop punk and more mellow traditional alternative rock anthems. I always thought Through Being Cool was my favorite but I just have a soft spot for the style change, different yet the same band. 10/10

    In Reverie - The album that threw me off and I'm sure a lot of people. Songs are super experimental and put you in a dream like state upon first listen, the style change is so drastic, the only resemblance to the first 3 albums is the name on the booklet. Chris sounds like he smoked a blunt straight to the head before recording every song...After almost ten years I began to appreciate it little by little liking it a lot these days. Closed Minded? whatever I like it now and love the whole sound. 7/10

    Sound The Alarm - At this point I was so far out of the genre completely, I lost touch with pop/punk and Saves The Day. I remember driving in Pennsylvania with my sister and brother-in-law, we stopped at a local record store and the bright orange album cover was asking me to pick it up and to my surprise STD had a new album out. My sister purchased it blindly and we listened to it. I hated this album then and am not to fond of it to this day. I understand now what Chris was going through but I hated the whole sound, vocals way to high not to mention the music being instantly not catchy...Nothing stayed with me. I have gone back recent years after enjoying later releases but only found a couple songs I like. 3/10

    Under The Boards - When UTB was coming out I had come full circle with music and just about been listening to every genre I've ever liked and rediscovering bands I have lost touch with...Metal and Hardcore was my main fix for about 6 years but I remember waiting for this release. Saves The Day always changed styles with every release, even if I didn't like the last I decided to download it. To my surprise, Under The Boards was likeable, not as much as I like TBC, SWYA and IR but I liked a bunch of the songs. Not their greatest but not bad. 5/10

    Daybreak - Of course Chris has had lineup changes with every album pretty much but this would be the first album in 3 years and with a complete new lineup. I remember seeing the release date but not getting overly excited, the last two albums weren't enough for me to fall back in love fully. Months after it's release I came across it on Amazon.com and read reviews, some great some just ok. I bought the album this past week and have been listening to in my car ever since. Love Daybreak so much I decided to listen to every STD album this week and compare to write these reviews. This is definitely the best album Chris has written since 2001's Stay What You Are and is my 3rd favorite now. The music is like a mix of the last two and In Reverie without the filler. It's heavy, melodic, moody, very dynamic and I like the vocals a lot, also the first album I've actually bought since Stay What You Are. 8/10

    Each Saves The Day album has it's own unique sound, it just takes a little sinking in to fully appreciate Chris as a song writer and his ability to not write the same album twice. Sound The Alarm just doesn't click with me. I'm glad I rediscovered the band I discovered so many years ago, liking them more then ever, especially with a new album as good as Daybreak.
  • 2012 Metal/Rock previews

    14. Jan. 2012, 14:24

    A list of some of the most anticipated Metal and Rock albums coming out in 2012

    Alice in Chains - Last one was an awesome return album, can't wait!
    Arsis - Last couple haven't been that great but I still will check it out.
    Arcturus - This is new to me, anyone know about it?
    Augury - Not the biggest fan, but people like them.
    Black Sabbath - This is huge, hopefully Everyone is healthy!
    Lamb of God - Resolution(Already leaked, only listened once) Not Terrible.
    Born of Osiris - TBA
    Control Denied - When Man And Machine Collide(hopefully)
    Mors Principium Est -TBA
    Cryptopsy - TBA (last album was disgusting)
    Cynic - Follow up to the last E.p should be good.
    Dark Funeral - TBA
    Demons and Wizards - TBA (Finally)

    Devin Townsend - Has 4 diff albums coming out, Haven't liked anything he has done since Synchestra though.
    Down - Down IV ( Don't like them at all but figured it's a big release)
    DragonForce - TBA
    Ensiferum - TBA! ( With every new album they keep getting better)
    Equilibrium -TBA
    Fragments Of Unbecoming - - The Art Of Coming Apart
    Helloween - TBA
    Into Eternity - TBA
    Incantation - TBA
    Kalmah - TBA
    Municipal Waste - The Fatal Feast
    Necrophagist - TBA
    Nile - TBA
    Pyramaze - TBA
    Quo Vadis - But Who Prays For Satan?
    Riverside - TBA
    Rush - Cloclwork Angels!
    Satyricon - TBA
    Shadows Fall - TBA (Kind of fell off for awhile, maybe they'll be good again.
    Slayer - Maybe?

    Soilwork - The Living Infinite(Saw nothing about this until I read it on Metal-Storm, don't know if it's a real title or not)

    Suffocation - TBA
    The Crown - Doomsday King

    The Dillinger Escape Plan - TBA
    Tool - TBA
    Watchtower - Mathematics
    Wintersun - Time
    Daylight Dies - TBA

    I probably missed a few here and there but this is a nice chunk of what is coming out!
  • Albums of 2011 and fails

    2. Nov. 2011, 4:32

    In no particular order.

    Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
    Decapitated - Carnival is Forever
    Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues
    Burzum - Fallen
    Threat Signal - Self Titled
    Iced Earth - Dystopia
    3 - The Ghost You Gave to Me
    Machine Head - Unto The Locust
    Taking Back Sunday - Taking Back Sunday
    Mayday Parade - when you see my friends
    Wu-Tang Clan - Legendary Weapons
    Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa

    Blink 182 - Neighborhoods
    In Flames - SOAPF
    Anthrax - Worship Music

    My disappointments -
    Opeth - Heritage
    Cynic - Carbon-Based Anatomy
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm with you
    Morbid Angel - Whatever the hell it's called, it fucking sucked.
    Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
    Edguy - The Joker
    Mastodon - The Hunter
    Symphony X - Iconoclast(Can't get past the first 4 songs)

    While I didn't list every album I heard this year, these either held my attention, loved or felt disappointed with. Opeth and Cynic are just wasn't what I was looking for in their albums and Amon Amarth is repeating themselves to much now, even though SR still has some good tunes.
  • Metal/Music of 2010

    25. Feb. 2010, 10:25

    Albums so far that I have listened to and plan on buying

    Borknagar - Universal
    Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR
    Burzum - Belus
    Coheed and Cambria - YOTBR

    Albums that are good

    Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void
    Charred Walls Of The Damned - Self Titled
    Fear Factory - Mechanize
    In Mourning - Monolith
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis

    Albums that didn't do anything for me(Disappointed)

    Rotting Christ - Aealo
    Kalmah - 12 Gauge
    Arsis - Starve for the Devil

    I think that pretty much somes up my opinion so far in 2010, and will be adding bands year long.

    Albums still planned for 2010

    Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
    Soilwork - The Panic Broadcast
    Enslaved -
    Avantasia - Double Album
    Cynic - New E.p
    Exodus - Exhibition B
    Blind Guardian -
    Wintersun - I put this every year just hoping
    Korn - Maybe it'll sound like the first album

  • Albums coming out in 09!

    15. Jan. 2009, 23:58

    Hey whats up last.fm metalheads! So 2008 is over and a new year is upon us..'08 was alright, my favorite overall album was probably Meshuggah's obZen, but overall '08 wasn't one of my favs.... '01 through '06 were alot better years then 07/08. But to move on I'll list every album I'm looking foward to hearing/buying.

    Kreator - Hordes of Chaos....ALREADY LEAKED its bleh! I like the other albums better..It sounds like every riff from the last 2 with more annoying lyrics and vocals.

    Wuthering Heights - Salt
    Skyfire - Esoteric...Never got into them but will give this a chance from the good that i've heard from them.

    Borknagar - New Album....CAN'T WAIT!
    Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
    God Forbid - Earthsblood
    HammerFall - No Sacrifice, No Victory....CHEESE!
    Suidakra - Crogacht
    Lamb of God - Wrath
    Disarmonia Mundi - The Isolation Game
    Morbid Angel - I!!!!!....We can all expect an album with the letter I
    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    Killswitch Engage - Whatever they come up with...last album was BAD but I like some songs by them.

    Pestilence - Resurrection Macabre
    Amorphis - I think they are? Be awesome like always : )
    Insomnium - Not Yet Named
    Eluveitie - Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
    Anthrax - Worship Music...new singer? Very Curious!
    Queensryche - American Soldier
    My Dying Bride - ??
    Riverside - Anno Domini High Definition (working title)
    Exodus - The Atrocity Exhibition... Exhibit B....First one was good but got boring, still looking foward.

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Night Castle
    Slayer - Who cares lol...naa I love slayer but they have been bad ever since Divine Intervention, GHUA was cool for a change. Christ Illusion was paint by numbers boring slayer.

    Wintersun - Time? C'MON jARI!
    Between the Buried and Me - Can't wait!
    Sonata Arctica - Not yet named...
    Hypocrisy - ???????????
    Necrophagist - Can't Wait!
    Kamelot - Maybe
    Iron Maiden - Maybe
    Atheist - Sweeeeeeeeet!
    Mnemic -
    Immortal - Abbath Promised us! I want Sons part II!
    Megadeth - Hopefully it'll be better then United crapfest

    These are all the albums im looking foward to...alot of shit coming out and also there's also the surprises from random bands that are always good...

    Hopefully Agalloch will release something as well

  • My top 30 chart/question thingamajig

    6. Jun. 2008, 22:32

    1. How did you get into 29?
    Symphony X - I was really into Dream Theater and needed some new prog metal and a friend told me to buy the Odyssey while in a record store.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    Agalloch - A Celebration of the death of man!

    3. How many albums by 13 do you own?
    6! First 4 arch enemy albums all rule and the other 2 I own kind of suck but I bought them cuz Im stupid lol

    4. What is your favorite song by 15?
    Opeth - Godhead's Lament

    5. What is your favorite song by 5?
    Iced Earth - Damien/Damian IDN how to spell it.

    6. Is there a song by 6 that makes you happy?
    Dark Tranquillity - Format C for Cortex

    7. What is your favorite song by 10?
    Soilwork - Bastard Chain

    8. What is a good memory you have involving 30? TESTAMENT - OH WOW! Definitely Seeing them headline a show 2 months ago, They had so much energy and played everything perfect.

    9. Is there a song by 19 that makes you happy? Protest the Hero - Bloodmeat always make me smile

    10. How many times have you seen 25 live?
    Ensiferum - once at PAGANFEST...fawking ROCKED

    11. What is the first song you ever heard by 23?
    Mercenary - 11 Dreams

    12. What is your favorite album by 11?
    Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal

    13. Who is a favorite member of 1?
    Anders Friden!

    14. Have you ever seen 14 live?
    Naaa...Would be fucking cool to see The Motherfucking Immortal Technique live

    15. What is a good memory involving 27?
    Threat Signal - Seeing them live opening up for Soilwork and Basically stole the show.

    16. What is your favorite song by 16?
    Sonata Arctica - This Aint Your Fairytale

    17. What is your favorite album by 18?
    Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers! probably

    18. What is your favorite song by 21?
    Insomnium - Change of Heart

    19. What is the first song you ever heard by 26? As I Lay Dying - I wanna say something from Frail Words Collapse

    20. What is your favorite album by 2?
    Darkest Hour - Undoing Ruin

    21. What is you favorite song by 3?
    The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

    22. What is your favorite song by 8?
    Dream Theater - Learning to Live

    23. How many times have you seen 17 live?
    Amorphis - Not once! But they are playing NYC in September : )

    24. What is the worst song by 12?
    Wow I love nofx but they have so many bad songs! I'd say the whole 2nd half of "so long and thanks for all the shoes"

    25. What was the first song you ever heard by 28?
    Nightwish - Wishmaster I'm pretty sure

    26. What is your favorite album by 7?
    Meshuggah - Chaosphere, but that's a really hard question..cuz they all rule

    27. What is your favorite song by 24?
    Between the Buried and Me - No Bodies

    28. Is there a song by 9 that makes you happy?
    Bad Religion - I want to Conquer the World

    29. What is your favorite album by 4?
    Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of SIlent Earth 3

    30. How many albums do you own by 20?
    Nas - ILLMATIC and that's it. I need more
  • Metal/Rock of 2008

    21. Apr. 2008, 19:20

    I deleted My last 2008 blog and started over again...I will give a score of each album I have heard this year and put them in diff catagorys....and then list albums to come...So far I have heard some amazing music this year, Here's how I rate them.

    Top Albums(Will Purchase/Already Have)
    Meshuggah - Obzen 9/10
    In Flames - ASOP 7/10
    Ihsahn - Angl 9/10
    Arsis - WATN 8.5/10
    Testament - TFOD 8/10
    Flogging Molly - Float 8/10

    Albums That were good(I enjoyed but won't buy)
    Kalmah - FTR
    Warrel Dane - Solo Project
    Eluveitie - Slania
    Mercenary - Archiect of Lies
    Bloodbath - UTP(E.p)
    Within Y - The Cult
    Protest the Hero - Fortress

    Albums That stink(Dissapointed)
    Children of Bodom - Bloodrunk

    So far I like 2008, Only some I feel I'll buy but there are lots to like...New In Flames being a odd choice and People will either love it or hate it. I honestly love it. New Children of Bodom was really a letdown.

    LOOKING FOWARD TO(Not released or leaked yet)
    Opeth - Watershed
    Iced Earth - SW Pt 2
    Hypocrisy - Catch 22 vol 2

    Cryptopsy - Unspoken King
    Kataklysm - Prevail
    Pyramaze - Immortal
    Daylight Dies - LTTL
    Scar Symmetry - HU
    Into Eternity - TIT
    Judas Priest - Nastradamous
    Raunchy - new album
    Soulfly - Conquer
    Wintersun - Time
    Metallica - New Album
    Evergrey - Torn