• EP/Singles of 2011

    20 dec 2011, 23:02 av illninoese

  • My entire CD collection, so far....

    31 dec 2009, 07:48 av illninoese

    10 Years - Killing All That Holds You
    10 Years - The Autumn Effect
    10 Years - Division
    2X - Lucha Eterna
    3 - The End Is Begun
    3 Inches of Blood - Advance and Vanquish
    311 - From Chaos
    311 - Evolver
    311 - Uplifter
    36 Crazyfists - In The Skin
    36 Crazyfists - Bitterness the Star
    36 Crazyfists - A Snow Capped Romance
    36 Crazyfists - Rest Inside The Flames
    36 Crazyfists - The Oculus EP
    36 Crazyfists - The Tide and Its Takers
    40 Below Summer - Invitation to the Dance
    40 Below Summer - The Mourning After
    40 Below Summer - The Last Dance

    A Dozen Furies - A Concept from Fire
    Aborted - Engineering the Dead
    Aborted - Goremageddon: The Saw and the Carnage Done
    Aborted - The Haematobic EP
    Aborted - The Archaic Abattoir
    Aborted - Slaughter & Apparatus: A Methodical Overture
    Aborted - Strychnine.213
    Aborted - Coronary Reconstruction
    The Absence - From Your Grave
    The Absence - Riders of the Plague
    Abstract Giants - Abstract Giants
    Agalloch - Pale Folklore
    Agalloch - The Mantle
    Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
    Agalloch - The White EP
    Agalloch - The Demonstration Archive: 1996-1998
    Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
    The Agonist - Lullabies For The Dormant Mind
    Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde
    Alcest - Écailles de Lune
    All Shall Perish - Hate.Malice.Revenge
    All Shall Perish - The Price of Existence
    All That Remains - Behind Silence And Solitude
    All That Remains - This Darkened Heart
    All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
    All That Remains - Overcome
    All That Remains - For We Are Many
    American Head Charge - The War of Art
    American Head Charge - The Feeding
    American Head Charge - Can't Stop the Machine
    Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
    Amon Amarth - Once Sent From the Golden Hall
    Amon Amarth - The Avenger
    Amon Amarth - The Crusher
    Amon Amarth - Fate of Norns
    Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
    Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thunder God
    Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
    Amoral - Decrowning
    Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
    Amorphis - Elegy
    Amorphis - My Kantele
    Amorphis - Tuonela
    Amorphis - Am Universum
    Amorphis - Chapters
    Amorphis - Eclipse
    Amorphis - Silent Waters
    Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
    Anaal Nathrakh - When Fire Rains Down from the Sky, Mankind Will Reap as It Has Sown
    Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus
    Anaal Nathrakh - Eschaton
    Anaal Nathrakh - Hell Is Empty, and All the Devils Are Here
    Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow
    Anathema - The Silent Enigma
    Anathema - Eternity
    Anathema - Alternative 4
    Anathema - A Fine Day to Exit
    Anathema - A Natural Disaster
    Ankla - Steep Trails
    Anthrax - State Of Euphoria
    Anthrax - Sound of White Noise
    Apocalyptica - Plays Metallica by Four Cellos
    Apocalyptica - Cult
    Apocalyptica - Worlds Collide
    Arch Enemy - Stigmata
    Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges
    Arch Enemy - Anthems of Rebellion
    Arch Enemy - Wages of Sin
    Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
    Arch Enemy - Rise of the Tyrant
    Arkaea - Years In The Darkness
    Louis Armstrong - All-Time Greatest Hits
    Arsis - A Celebration Of Guilt
    Arsis - United In Regret
    Arsis - We Are The Nightmare
    As I Lay Dying - Frail Words Collapse
    As I Lay Dying - Shadows Are Security
    As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us
    As I Lay Dying - The Powerless Rise
    Ascension of the Watchers - Numinosum
    At the Drive-In - Acrobatic Tenement
    At the Drive-In - El Gran Orgo
    At the Gates - Gardens Of Grief
    At the Gates - The Red In The Sky Is Ours
    At the Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
    At the Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease
    At the Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
    Atheist - Piece of Time
    Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
    Audioslave - Audioslave
    Audioslave - Out Of Exile

    Count Basie - Jazz Collection
    Baroness - First/Second
    Baroness - Red Album
    Baroness - Blue Record
    Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
    Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
    Beastie Boys - The Mix-Up
    Behemoth - Satanica
    Behemoth - Thelma.6
    Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus (Here And Beyond)
    Behemoth - Demigod
    Behemoth - Slaves Shall Serve
    Behemoth - The Apostasy
    Behemoth - Evangelion
    Belphegor - Pestapokalypse VI
    Beneath the Massacre - Evidence Of Inequity
    Beneath the Massacre - Mechanics of Dysfunction
    Beneath the Massacre - Dystopia
    Beneath the Massacre - Maree Noire
    The Berzerker - Dissimulate
    The Berzerker - World Of Lies
    The Berzerker - Animosity
    The Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma
    The Black Dahlia Murder - Nocturnal
    The Black Dahlia Murder - Deflorate
    The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual
    Blackguard - Profugus Mortis
    Rubén Blades - Mundo
    Rubén Blades - Rubén Blades y Son del Solar...Live!
    Bleed The Sky - Paradigm in Entropy
    Bleed The Sky - Murder The Dance
    Bleeding Through - Portrait of the Goddess
    Bleeding Through - The Truth
    Bleeding Through - Declaration
    Bleeding Through - Bleeding Through
    Blind Guardian - A Twist in the Myth
    Blood Has Been ShedI Dwell On Thoughts Of You
    Blood Has Been ShedNovella of Uriel
    Blood Has Been ShedSpirals
    Bloodbath - Breeding Death
    Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
    Bloodbath - Nightmares Made Flesh
    Bloodbath - The Wacken Carnage
    Bloodbath - The Fathomless Mastery
    Bloodsimple - A Cruel World
    Bobaflex - Primitive Epic
    Bobaflex - Apologize for Nothing
    Bonded By Blood - Exiled to Earth
    Book of Black EarthThe Feast
    Brain DrillApocalyptic Feasting
    Brand New SinBrand New Sin
    Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
    Burn the Priest - Burn the Priest
    Bury Your Dead - You Had Me at Hello
    Bury Your Dead - Bury Your Dead

    Cabezas de Cera - ...un Segundo
    Caliban - Vent
    Caliban - Shadow Hearts
    Calle 13 - Residente o Visitante
    Michel Camilo - Why Not?
    Candiria - The Process of Self-Development
    Candiria - The C.O.M.A. Imprint
    Cannibal CorpseBloodthrist
    Cannibal CorpseEvisceration Plague
    Carcass - Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious
    Carcass - Heartwork
    Carcass - Wake Up And Smell The...Carcass
    Carnal Forge - The More You Suffer
    Catalepsy - Godless
    Catastrophic - The Cleansing
    Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
    Celtic Frost - Monotheist
    Cephalic Carnage - Conforming To Abnormality
    Cephalic Carnage - Exploiting Dysfunction
    Cephalic Carnage - Lucid Interval
    Cephalic Carnage - Halls of Amenti
    Cephalic Carnage - Anomalies
    Cephalic Carnage - Xenosapien
    Chevelle - Vena Sera
    Children of Bodom - Something Wild
    Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
    Children of Bodom - Follow the Reaper
    Children of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll
    Children of Bodom - Trashed, Lost & Strungout
    Children of Bodom - Are You Dead Yet?
    Children of Bodom - Chaos Ridden Years: Stockholm Knockout Live
    Children of Bodom - Blooddrunk
    Children of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever
    Chimaira - This Present Darkness
    Chimaira - Pass Out of Existence
    Chimaira - The Impossibility of Reason
    Chimaira - Chimaira
    Chimaira - Resurrection
    Chimaira - The Infection
    Clutch - The Elephant Riders
    Clutch - From Beale Street to Oblivion
    Cobalt - Eater of Birds
    Cobalt - Landfill Breastmilk Beast
    Cobalt - Gin
    Willie Colon - El Juicio
    Willie Colon - Hecho en Puerto Rico
    John Coltrane - Giant Steps
    John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
    Communic - Conspiracy in Mind
    Crematorium The Process of Endtime
    The Crown - The Burning
    The Crown - Deathrace King
    The Crown - Crowned In Terror
    The Crown - Possessed 13
    The Crown - Crowned Unholy
    Cryptopsy - None So Vile
    Cryptopsy - Whisper Supremacy
    Cryptopsy - …And Then You’ll Beg
    Cryptopsy - Once Was Not
    The Crystal Method - Tweekend
    Cynic - Focus
    Cynic - Traced In Air
    Cynic - Retraced

    Daath - The Hinderers
    Daft Punk - Homework
    Daft Punk - Discovery
    Daft Punk - Alive 2007
    Dagoba - Face The Colossus
    Damageplan - New Found Power
    Dark New Day - Twelve Year Silence
    Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer/Of Chaos and Eternal Night
    Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
    Dark Tranquillity - Haven
    Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
    Dark Tranquillity - Character
    Dark Tranquillity - Focus Shift
    Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
    Dark Tranquillity - We Are The Void
    Darkane - Rusted Angel
    Darkane - Expanding Senses
    Darkane - Layers of Lies
    Darkane - Demonic Art
    Darkest Hour - The Prophecy Fulfilled
    Darkest Hour - The Mark of the Judas
    Darkest Hour - So Sedated, So Secure
    Darkest Hour - Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation
    Darkest Hour - Undoing Ruin
    Darkest Hour - Deliver Us
    Darkest Hour - The Eternal Return
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Daylight DiesNo Reply
    Daylight DiesLive from the Relapse Contamination Festival
    DeadLock - Earth.Revolt
    DeadLock - Wolves
    Deadsoul Tribe - The Dead Word
    Death - Scream Bloody Gore
    Death - Leprosy
    Death Angel - The Ultra-Violence
    Death Angel - Act III
    Death Angel - Killing Season
    Death By Stereo - If Looks Could Kill, I'd Watch You Die
    Death By Stereo - Day of the Death
    Decapitated - Winds Of Creation
    Decapitated - Nihility
    Decapitated - The Negation
    Derek Sherinian - Black Utopia
    Despised Icon - The Ills Of Modern Man
    Destroy Destroy Destroy - Devour The Power
    Destroyed By AngerDestroyed By Anger
    DevilDriver - DevilDriver
    DevilDriver - The Fury of Our Maker's Hand
    DevilDriver - The Last Kind Words
    DevilDriver - Pray For Villains
    Dew-Scented - Impact
    Dew-Scented - Issue VI
    Dew-Scented - Incinerate
    Diabolical Masquerade - Ravendusk in My Heart
    Diabolical Masquerade - Nightwork
    Diecast - Undo The Wicked
    Diecast - Day of Reckoning
    Diecast - Tearing Down Your Blue Skies
    Diecast - Internal Revolution
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
    Dimension Zero - Silent Night Fever
    Dimension Zero - He Who Shall Not Bleed
    Dimmu Borgir - For All Tid
    Dimmu Borgir - Stormblåst
    Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions
    Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
    Dimmu Borgir - Alive In Torment
    Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
    Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli
    Dismember - Death Metal
    Divine Heresy - Bleed The Fifth
    Divine Heresy - Bringer Of Plagues
    Dope - Felons and Revolutionaries
    Dope - Life
    Dope - Group Therapy
    Dope - American Apathy
    DragonForce - The Valley of the Damned
    DragonForce - Sonic Firestorm
    DragonForce - Inhuman Rampage
    DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown
    Dry Kill Logic - The Dead and Dreaming
    Dub War - Pain
    Dying Fetus - Purification Through Violence
    Dying Fetus - Killing On Adrenaline
    Dying Fetus - Destroy the Opposition
    Dying Fetus - Stop At Nothing
    Dying Fetus - War of Attrition
    Dying Fetus - Descend Into Depravity

    E.Town Concrete - Time2Shine
    E.Town Concrete - The Second Coming
    E.Town Concrete - Made for War
    Edge of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows
    Edge of Sanity - Cryptic
    Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - The Great Paris Concert
    Ektomorf - Destroy
    Ektomorf - Instinct
    Ektomorf - What Doesn’t Kill Me
    Enforsaken - The Forever Endeavor
    Enforsaken - Sinner's Intuition
    Enslaved - Blodhemn
    Enslaved - Below The Lights
    Enslaved - Isa
    Enslaved - Ruun
    Entombed - Hollowman
    Entombed - DCLXVI: To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth
    Entombed - Morning Star
    Every Time I Die - Burial Plot Bidding War
    Every Time I Die - Gutter Phenomenon
    Every Time I Die - The Big Dirty
    Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic
    Exodus - Bonded By Blood
    Exodus - The Atrocity Exhibition...Exhibit A
    Exodus - Let There Be Blood
    Extol - Mechanize
    Extol - The Blueprint Dives
    Eyes Of Fire - Disintegrate
    Eyes Of Fire - Ashes to Embers
    Eyes Of Fire - Prisons

    Falling Closer - Face to Face With a New Day
    Fates Warning - No Exit
    Fear Factory - Soul of a New Machine
    Fear Factory - Fear Is the Mindkiller
    Fear Factory - Demanufacture
    Fear Factory - Demanufacture
    Fear Factory - Archetype
    Fear Factory - Transgression
    Fear Factory - Mechanize
    Fear My Thoughts - The Great Collapse
    Fear My Thoughts - Hell Sweet Hell
    Fear My Thoughts - Vulcanus
    Cheo Feliciano - The Best
    Finntroll - Jatkens Tid
    Finntroll - Nattfödd
    Firewind - Between Heaven and Hell
    Firewind - Forged By Fire
    Firewind - Allegiance
    Firewind - The Premonition
    Flaw - Endangered Species
    Forbidden - Forbidden Evil
    Full Blown Chaos - Prophet Of Hostility

    The Gipsy Kings - The Best of the Gipsy Kings
    Gizmachi - The Imbuing
    Glass Hammer - Journey of the Dunadan
    Glass Hammer - Lex Rex
    Glass Hammer - Perelandra
    Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret
    Goatwhore - The Eclipse Of Ages Into Black
    Goatwhore - Funeral Dirge For The Rotting Sun
    Goatwhore - A Haunting Curse
    Goatwhore - Carving Out The Eyes Of God
    God Forbid - Reject the Sickness
    God Forbid - Out of Misery
    God Forbid - Determination
    God Forbid - Gone Forever
    God Forbid - IV: Constitution Of Treason
    God Forbid - Earthsblood
    Godsmack - Godsmack
    Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
    Gojira - The Way Of All Flesh
    Gordian Knot - Emergent
    Gorguts - Obscura

    Hate Eternal - Conquering The Throne
    Hate Eternal - King Of All Kings
    Hate Eternal - Fury and Flames
    Hatebreed - Perseverance
    Hatebreed - Rise of Brutality
    Hatebreed - Supremacy
    Hatesphere - Ballet of the Brute
    Hatesphere - The Sickness Within
    The Haunted - The Haunted
    The Haunted - The Haunted Made Me Do It
    The Haunted - One Kill Wonder
    The Haunted - rEVOLVEr
    The Haunted - The Dead Eye
    Hector y Tito - La Historia Live
    Hello Demons…Meet SkeletonsChills
    HelloweenKeeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 1
    Jimi Hendrix - Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix
    High on Fire - The Art Of Self Defense
    High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine
    Himsa - Death Is Infinite
    Himsa - Hail Horror
    Hirax - The New Age Of Terror
    The Human Abstract - Nocturne
    The Human Abstract - Midheaven
    Hurtlocker - Fear in a Handful of Dust
    Hypocrisy - The Fourth Dimension
    Hypocrisy - Maximum Abduction
    Hypocrisy - Into The Abyss
    Hypocrisy - The Arrival
    Hypocrisy - Virus
    Hypocrisy - A Taste Of Extreme Divinity

    If Hope Dies - The Siege Equipment For Spiritual Decline
    If Hope Dies - The Ground Is Rushing Up to Meet Us
    If Hope Dies - Life in Ruin
    Illdisposed - There's Something Rotten... In the State of Denmark
    Ill Niño - Ill Niño EP
    Ill Niño - Revolution Revolución
    Ill Niño - Revolution Revolución
    Ill Niño - Confession
    Ill Niño - One Nation Underground
    Ill Niño - The Undercover Sessions
    Ill Niño - Enigma
    Imogen Heap - Speak for Yourself
    In Flames - Lunar Strain
    In Flames - The Jester Race
    In Flames - Whoracle
    In Flames - Colony
    In Flames - Clayman
    In Flames - Reroute to Remain
    In Flames - Soundtrack to Your Escape
    In Flames - Come Clarity
    Incubus - Fungus Amongus
    Indukti - S.U.S.A.R.
    Insomnium - Across The Dark
    Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion
    Into Eternity - Dead Or Dreaming
    Into Eternity - The Scattering of Ashes
    Into Eternity - The Incurable Tragedy
    Invitro - When I Was A Planet
    Ion Dissonance - Breathing Is Irrelevant
    Isis - Mosquito Control EP
    Isis - Panopticon
    Isis - In The Absence Of Truth
    It Dies Today - Forever Scorned
    It Dies Today - The Caitiff Choir
    It Dies Today - Sirens

    JesuWhy Are We Not Perfect?
    Job for a Cowboy - Doom

    KalmahThey Will Return
    KalmahFor The Revolution
    Karnivool - Themata
    Kataklysm - Serenity in Fire
    Kataklysm - Prevail
    Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
    Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    Katatonia - Viva Emptiness
    Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
    Katatonia - Night Is The New Day
    Keep of Kalessin - Through Times Of War
    Keep of Kalessin - Armada
    Keep of Kalessin - Kolossus
    Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage
    Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
    Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache
    Killswitch Engage - As Daylight Dies
    Killswitch Engage - Killswitch Engage
    Korn - Korn
    Korn - Life Is Peachy
    Korn - Follow the Leader
    Korn - Issues
    Korn - All Mixed Up
    Korn - Untouchables
    Korn - Take a Look in the Mirror
    Kreator - Endless Pain
    Kreator - Renewal
    Krisiun - Black Force Domain
    Krisiun - Apocalyptic Revelation
    Krisiun - Conquerors Of Armageddon
    Krisiun - Ageless Venomous
    Krisiun - Works of Carnage
    Krisiun - Assassination
    Krisiun - Southern Storm

    Lair of the Minotaur - Carnage
    Lair of the Minotaur - The Ultimate Destroyer
    Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master
    Lair of the Minotaur - Evil Power
    Lamb of God - New American Gospel
    Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn
    Lamb of God - Ashes of the Wake
    Lamb of God - Sacrament
    Lamb of God - Wrath
    Led Zeppelin - Remasters
    Leng Tch’e - ManMadePredator
    Leng Tch’e - The Process Of Elimination
    Light This City - Facing The Thousand
    Par Lindh and Bjorn Johansson - Bilbo
    Par Lindh Project - Mundus Incompertus
    Par Lindh Project - Rondo
    Linkin Park - Meteora
    Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
    Lionize - Space Pope and the Glass Machine

    Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
    Machine Head - The More Things Change
    Machine Head - The Burning Red
    Machine Head - Supercharger
    Machine Head - Hellalive
    Machine Head - Through the Ashes of Empires
    Machine Head - The Blackening
    Machinemade God - The Infinity Complex
    Malefice - Dawn Of Reprisal
    Malevolent Creation - Conquering South America
    Maná - MTV Unplugged
    Manntis - Sleep in Your Grave
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus
    Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
    The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
    The Mars Volta - Amputechture
    The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
    The Mars Volta - Octahedron
    Mastodon - Lifesblood
    Mastodon - Remission
    Mastodon - Leviathan
    Mastodon - Blood Mountain
    Mastodon - Crack The Skye
    Megadeth - Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?
    Megadeth - So Far, So Good...So What!
    Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
    Megadeth - Endgame
    Merauder - Master Killer
    Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
    Meshuggah - The True Human Design
    Meshuggah - Chaosphere
    Meshuggah - Nothing
    Meshuggah - Catch Thirty-Three
    Meshuggah - ObZen
    Misery Index - Overthrow
    Mnemic - Mechanical Spin Phenomena
    Mnemic - The Audio Injected Soul
    Mnemic - Passenger
    Mnemic - Sons Of The System
    Moonspell - Wolfheart
    Morbid Angel - Domination
    Morbid Angel - Heretic
    Mors Principium Est - Liberation = Termination
    Mudvayne - The End of All Things to Come
    Mudvayne - Lost and Found
    Mumakil - Behold The Failure

    Nachtmystium - Instinct: Decay
    Nachtmystium - Worldfall
    Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1
    Nailbomb - Point Blank
    Nailbomb - Proud To Commit Commercial Suicide
    Neaera - The Rising Tide Of Oblivion
    Neaera - Let The Tempest Come
    NeBeLNeST - NoVa eXPReSS
    Neurosis & Jarboe - Neurosis & Jarboe
    Nevermore - Nevermore
    Nevermore - In Memory EP
    Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
    Nightrage - Sweet Vengeance
    Nightrage - Wearing A Martyr's Crown
    Nile - Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka
    Nile - Black Seeds of Vengeance
    Nile - In Their Darkened Shrines
    Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked
    Nile - Ithyphallic
    Nile - Those Whom The Gods Detest
    Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    Nine Inch Nails - The Day The World Went Away
    Nine Inch Nails - Things Fall Apart
    Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
    Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
    Nirvana - Nirvana
    No One - No One
    Nonpoint - Statement
    Nonpoint - Development
    Nonpoint - Recoil
    Nonpoint - To the Pain
    Nonpoint - Live & Kicking
    Nonpoint - Vengeance
    Norther - Mirror of Madness
    Norther - N
    Novembers Doom - The Pale Haunt Departure

    Obituary - The End Complete
    The Ocean - Aeolian
    One Day as a Lion - One Day As A Lion EP
    One Man Army and the Undead Quartet - 21st Century Killing Machine
    One-Way Mirror - One-Way Mirror
    Opeth - Orchid
    Opeth - Morningrise
    Opeth - Morningrise
    Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
    Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
    Opeth - Still Life
    Opeth - Still Life
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    Opeth - Deliverance
    Opeth - Damnation
    Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    Opeth - The Roundhouse Tapes
    Opeth - Watershed
    Opiate For The Masses - The Spore
    Origin - Origin
    Origin - Informis Infinitas Inhumanitas
    Origin - Antithesis
    Orphaned Land - Mabool
    Ov Hell - The Underworld Regime
    Overcast - Begging For Indifference
    Overkill - From The Underground And Below
    Overkill - Relix IV
    Overkill - Immortalis
    Overkill - Ironbound

    Pain of Salvation - Entropia
    Eddie Palmieri - Sueño
    Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
    Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
    Paradise Lost - In Requiem
    Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us – Death Unites Us
    Pelican - Pelican EP
    Pelican - The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
    Periphery - Periphery
    Periphery - Icarus EP
    Poison the Well - Versions
    Porcupine Tree - On the Sunday of Life
    Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair
    Porcupine Tree - Signify
    Porcupine Tree - Staircase Infinities
    Porcupine Tree - We Lost the Skyline
    Porcupine Tree - The Incident
    Possessed - Seven Churches
    Psycroptic - The Scepter of the Ancients
    Puddle of Mudd - Life on Display
    Tito Puente - 50 Years of Swing: 50 Great Years & Tracks
    Tito Puente & La Lupe - Homenaje a Rafael Hernandez
    Puya - Fundamental

    Quo Vadis - Forever

    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
    Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
    Rage Against the Machine - Renegades
    Raunchy - Velvet Noise
    Raunchy - Confusion Bay
    Raunchy - Wasteland Discotheque
    Redemption - The Fullness Of Time
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits
    Joshua Redman - Mood Swing
    Red Sparowes - The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies the Answer
    Red Tape - High Revoltage
    Red Tape - Radioactivist
    Return to ForeverHymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
    Return to ForeverRomantic Warrior
    Revelation Theory - Truth Is Currency
    Rev Theory - Light It Up
    Riverside - Out of Myself
    Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
    Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
    Marc Rizzo - Colossal Myopia
    Marc Rizzo - The Ultimate Devotion
    Roadrunner United - Roadrunner United: The All Star Sessions
    Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez - Se Dice Bisonte, No Bùfalo

    Sanctuary - Into The Mirror Black
    David Sánchez - Obsesión
    Karl Sanders - Saurian Meditation
    Santana - Santana
    Santana - Abraxas
    Santana - Santana III
    Santana - Santana III
    Santana - Supernatural
    Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
    Satyricon - Nemesis Divina
    Satyricon - Volcano
    Scar Symmetry - Symmetric in Design
    Scar Symmetry - Dark Matter Dimensions
    Scarve - The Undercurrent
    Science For Girls - Science For Girls
    Secrets of the Moon - Antithesis
    Section A - Parallel Lives
    SentencedThe Cold White Light
    Sepultura - Schizophrenia
    Sepultura - Arise
    Sepultura - Refuse/Resist
    Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
    Sepultura - Roots
    Sepultura - Against
    Sepultura - Nation
    Sevendust - Sevendust
    Sevendust - Home
    Sevendust - Animosity
    Sevendust - Seasons
    Sevendust - Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live
    Sevendust - Next
    Sevendust - Best Of (Chapter One 1997-2004)
    Sevendust - Alpha
    Sevendust - Retrospective, Vol. 2
    Sevendust - Chapter VII: Hope and Sorrow
    Sevendust - Cold Day Memory
    Shadows Fall - Somber Eyes to the Sky
    Shadows Fall - Of One Blood
    Shadows Fall - The Art of Balance
    Shadows Fall - The War Within
    Shadows Fall - Fallout from the War
    Shadows Fall - Threads of Life
    Shadows Fall - Retribution
    Silent Civilian - Rebirth of the Temple
    Simplekill - Shear Confidence
    Sinergy - Between The Heavens
    Frank Sinatra - Duets
    Frank Sinatra - Duets 2
    Skeletonwitch - Beyond the Permafrost
    Skindred - Babylon
    Skindred - Roots Rock Riot
    Skinlab - Bound, Gagged and Blindfolded
    Skinless - Progression Towards Evil
    Slayer - Show No Mercy
    Slayer - Hell Awaits
    Slayer - Reign in Blood
    Slipknot - Slipknot
    Slipknot - Iowa
    Slipknot - Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
    Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
    Soil - Soil
    Soilwork - The Chainheart Machine
    Soilwork - Figure Number Five
    Soilwork - Sworn To A Great Divide
    Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
    Sonata Arctica - Reckoning Night
    Soulfly - Soulfly
    Soulfly - Primitive
    Soulfly - 3
    Soulfly - Prophecy
    Soulfly - Dark Ages
    Soulfly - Conquer
    Spineshank - Strictly Diesel
    Spineshank - The Height of Callousness
    Spineshank - Self-Destructive Pattern
    Spiritual Beggars - On Fire
    Staind - Break the Cycle
    Static-X - Shadow Zone
    Static-X - Start a War
    Static-X - Cannibal
    Stone Sour - Stone Sour
    Stone Sour - Come What(ever) May
    Strapping Young Lad - City
    Strapping Young Lad - Alien
    Strapping Young Lad - The New Black
    Suffocation - Pierced From Within
    Suffocation - Souls To Deny
    Suffocation - Suffocation
    Summer Dying - One Last Taste of Temptation
    Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
    Sunn O))) - The Grimmrobe Demos
    Sunn O))) - Flight Of The Behemoth
    The Supervillains - Jahmerica
    The Supervillains - Massive
    Swallow the Sun - Plague Of Butterflies
    Sworn Enemy - Maniacal
    Sybreed - Slave Design
    Sybreed - Antares
    Sylosis - Conclusion Of An Age
    Symphony X - V: The New Mythology Suite
    Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    System of a Down - System of a Down
    System of a Down - Toxicity
    System of a Down - Mezmerize
    System of a Down - Hypnotize
    Syx - A Cold Breath of What It Takes

    Testament - The Legacy
    Testament - The New Order
    Testament - Practice What You Preach
    Testament - Souls Of Black
    Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
    Textures - Silhouettes
    Threat Signal - Under Reprisal
    Threat Signal - Vigilance
    Throwdown - Vendetta
    Tiamat - Deeper Kind of Slumber
    Tombs - Winter Hours
    Tool - Undertow
    Mel Tormé & Rob McConnell - Velvet & Brass
    Devin Townsend - Infinity
    Devin Townsend - Ziltoid the Omniscient
    The Devin Townsend Band - Accelerated Evolution
    Devin Townsend Project - Addicted
    Toxic HolocaustAn Overdose Of Death
    Trivium - Ember to Inferno
    Trivium - Ascendancy
    Trivium - The Crusade
    Twelve Tribes - Instruments
    Twelve Tribes - As Feathers To Flowers And Petals To Wings
    Twelve Tribes - The Rebirth of Tragedy
    Twelve Tribes - Midwest Pandemic
    Twisted Method - Escape from Cape Coma

    Unearth - Above the Fall of Man
    Unearth - The Oncoming Storm
    Unearth - III: In The Eyes Of Fire
    Unearth - The March
    Unleashed - Sworn Allegiance
    Unloco - Becoming I

    Vader - Impressions In Blood
    Vehemence - God Was Created
    Vehemence - Helping the World to See
    Vision of DisorderVision Of Disorder
    Vital Remains - Icons of Evil
    Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil

    Walls of Jericho - A Day & A Thousand Years
    Warbringer - War Without End
    Will Haven - El Diablo
    Winds - The Imaginary Direction Of Time
    Winds of Plague - Decimate the Weak
    Witchery - Symphony for the Devil
    Witchery - Don't Fear the Reaper
    Wolverine - Still

    Nothing yet...

    Lui Pui-yuen - China: Music of the Pipa
    YOB - The Illusion Of Motion
    YOB - The Unreal Never Lived

    Zao - Awake?
    Zero System - Meridian
    Zimmers Hole - When You Were Shouting at the Devill... We Were in League with Satan

    Various Artists
    Kings of Swing
    MTV2 Headbangers Ball
    MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Vol.2
    MVP, Vol. 2: The Grand Slam
    Putumayo Presents: Africa

    Cinema Paradiso
    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
    Kingdom Of Heaven
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Where The Wild Things Are
  • Very Metal...Very Nice Presents The Fear Is Excruciating, but Therein Lies the…

    13 maj 2010, 00:47 av illninoese

    So I’ve fallen off the wagon with keeping up with the releases of 2010 in the metal/rock world. School has been kicking my ass, and when it’s not, I’m blowing steam off by basically getting shithoused every weekend, leaving me with no energy at all on my days off. But the semester is coming to an end and summer is rolling around the corner, so all my hard work is now paying off. I am officially past the halfway mark in my sophomore year and I’m killing it in my classes. You might be wondering why the hell I am blabbing on about this but there is a point to it. So here’s the point: Since I’ve kicked so much ass in the beginning, I can take it easy since I have a decent grade cushion. So that ultimately leads to MORE ALBUM REVIEWS!!!!! YAY!!!!! But, I do intend to get back on the ball with this, along with my movie reviews (conveniently found at So I plan on doing a double header today. This first review will be on the new album from the post-rock group Red Sparowes. The second review will (probably) be on one of the most anticipated album for me in 2010, Mnemic’s Sons Of The System.
    P.S. – I am actually now done with my spring semester. I finished it off with 5 A’s and 1 B. But yeah, as you can see I started writing this like 2 months ago and I had to put it off due to school. But now I am back on track. And my promise still stands, Mnemic’s review will be up before Saturday!
    Let's Get Started!

    The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer
    Red Sparowes
    Sargent House
    Produced by Red Sparowes/Toshi Kasai

    Id (Pre-Album): The style of music played by the Red Sparowes is not for everyone. If I would have just stumbled across them one evening, by the means of or Blabbermouth or ThePRP my initial thought would have been something along the lines of “Hmmm…interesting….very interesting.” That’s all that would have crossed my mind. I probably would have downloaded the album with the mind set to listen to it later, but instead I would have ended up completely forgetting about it. But fear not, for I am not that prejudice with my musical and I have an ace up my sleeve. Rewind back to the year 2005. It was a weekend during the summer before my freshman year of high school. I was on my way to Best Buy with my parents (no license at the time) with about $22 dollars in my pocket. I walked in the store and as I was jumping around through the CD aisles trying to figure out what to buy I came to the conclusion that I had 2 choices: the first was to buy 2 CD’s at about 9.99 each or splurge and just get a regularly priced CD at $13.99 and have some money left over. Much to my surprise (and probably to you as well reader) I went with the more thrifty choice of the singular CD. The CD that I purchased was Pelican’s The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw. My parents still wanted to look around Best Buy, so I grabbed the car keys and went back to the car to listen to my new recent purchase. I had read a review online the previous week about Pelican’s sophomore release and it was written with such praise that I was convinced that I would like it. So, like any TRUE metal head, I took my time opening the CD and looked through the booklet. I was surprised to find NO lyrics whatsoever. “An instrumental band hm? That review failed to cite this but Opeth has pretty long gaps in which it’s just music...”. That was my logical reasoning. So I put the CD in and after the first track, I was sold and I knew exactly what the music was meant to achieve; I knew what post-rock/hardcore music was. Now, you must be wondering what the hell the point of that snipet of my life was. Let me tell you. Without that Pelican CD, I would have never gotten into post-rock music. I soon started getting into Isis, Cult Of Luna, INTRONAUT, Neurosis, Sun O))) (to an extent) , Lair of the Minotaur, Jesu, etc. That CD completely changed my spectrum of metal/rock music taste. So through Isis and all of these other bands, I discovered Red Sparowes. I felt they were a bit more melodic in tone when compared to other post-rock/hardcore/metal bands and of course, the pedal steel guitar made them even more unique. So when I saw this CD had leaked, I knew what they were capable of and I was intrigued as to what direction they were going. A note to all, I admit that I had no clue that a new Red Sparowes album was coming out. I am ashamed but I place a little bit of the blame on the record label for lack of promotion or news surrounding the album release.
    Ego (Album):
    Truths Arise – The ever important album opener. Progressively builds up in intensity but will it lead up to the next track nicely……

    In Illusions Of Order – …And this track made a complete u-turn from how the album started up. Very catchy bass and guitar riff. The showcase of the all the members in the middle along with the buildup top this song off perfectly.

    A Hail Of Bombs – The beginning is very soothing and calming. Nice guitar leads in the middle of the track. Overall an extremely beautiful song.

    Giving Birth To Imagined Saviors – The opening made me feel like I floating alone out in the crystal clear waters of the ocean somewhere…just floating in serenity. There is a definitely a Pelican-esque tinge to the song, with the drums having a more jazzy-like feel to them.

    A Swarm – It sounded like an experimental 70’s band jam song, maybe due to that pedal steel guitar. The most original track in terms of guitar work so far. The final bridge before the intro portion is brought back into the song is awesome.

    In Every Mind – Short & Sweet. The momentum builds quite nicely.

    A Mutiny – One of the best tracks so far. The song writing and composition reminded me of something Opeth might conjure up

    As Each End Looms and Subsides – A very creepy vibe to the song. It’s very hard to explain but turned out to be one of the best tracks on the album.

    Superego (Post Album):
    I’m going to flat out say this, contender for album of the year. But be warned, Red Sparowes play a style of music that is probably not intended for the n00b listener of either the rock or metal genre. You have to immerse yourself into this soundscape and really grasp the music that comes flowing out of each track. Comparisons to Pelican, and more often Isis, will probably be seen many times amongst the many reviews of this album and Red Sparowes does play music in the same vein as those bands. The difference is in their musical composition and how they all handle their instruments. If you listen to a band long enough you can start to distinguish things that make them, well, them…and this album is the perfect representation of just who the Red Sparowes are. They are all about the music. As I said before, all the songs are absent of vocals and lyrics, which is probably the reason why most of their song titles are ridiculously long. That wasn’t something I noticed so much on this album, but if you been a fan of them for a while you know that they have some pretty obnoxious song titles. I say obnoxious, but that is coming from a close minded point of view. I believe the song titles are so long in order to make up for the fact that they have no lyrics. We are meant to envision what they were thinking of during the song by being given only the title. They did shorten down the titles a little bit on this album, but as I said, the titles reflect the music. Lastly, the production quality was very good and all of the instruments were able to be heard without drowning each other out. The bass guitar, which usually suffers the most in production, is completely audible amongst the cacophony of sounds that come from each track; and at some points in the album it is the bass guitar that provides us with some of the more beautiful and memorable moments on this album. All in all, another solid release from a band that keeps surprising me. They were a few sections of the album that kind of lost me, and I felt that the intro track was something they just decided to slip in there since it would have been a bad choice to put the second track as the opener. But besides those few mistakes, as I said before, album of the year contender.

    Final Prognosis:

    Stand-Out Tracks – In Illusions Of Order, A Mutiny, As Each Ends Looms and Subsides

    Not Stand Out Tracks – Truths Arise

    \m/ \m/ \m/\m/\n
    4 ½ Horns out of 5

    Red Sparowes
    - Bryant Clifford Myer - Guitars
    - Andy Arahood – Guitars/Bass
    - Greg Burns – Bass/Pedal Steel Guitar
    - Dave Clifford - Drums
    - Emma Ruth Rundle - Guitars

    Within the next 3 days On Very Metal...Very Nice Let’s try this again….The undoubted pioneers of Future Metal, Mnemic, are back with their 4th studio album Sons of the System. Mnemic is one of my favorite bands ever and I have been looking forward to this album MORE than Fear Factory's. Will it live up to my huge expectations? Will they do everything they have promised to do? And yes I know, I put this at the end of my Fear Factory review, but give me a break. It’ll be here by Friday or Saturday!
    Find out by Friday or Saturday on Very Metal...Very Nice!

  • Very Metal...Very Nice Presents We Are The Void by Dark Tranquillity - - Jan.26th…

    27 jan 2010, 03:56 av illninoese

    Now I know there was at least one comment left on my first review. So there is at least one person who I know will be reading this. My goals-to-get-accomplished with this thing I’ve started just got shorter since I have one supporter.
    So you must then, faithful reader, be wondering what in the blue hell is going on? Dark Tranquillity instead of Mnemic?!?!?! Damn it all man, this doesn’t make sense!! But I urge you to understand my reasoning. I have listened to the new Mnemic multiple times and I WAS going to review it on Thursday, but my CD pre-order DID come on, and 1 DAY EARLY!!!!! So I have the CD in my possession, so review #3 will be on Mnemic. It’s not that I don’t feel Mnemic is worthy of the #2 review slot, it’s just that there are few days when I can hear brand spankin’ new melodic goodness from the veterans of the genre and the world of metal. That and I have been anticipating DT’s new outing for a long time now. Longer than Mnemic’s if that is possible in my own world. But at least now I have the ability to now listen to Mnemic in CD quality, so review #3 will have that add to the audio barrage of ingeniousness that will be plowing through my ears and make me shit my pants in awe.

    Let's Get Started!

    We are the Void
    Dark Tranquillity
    Century Media Records
    Produced by Dark Tranquillity

    Id (Pre-Album): I remember the day I bought my first Dark Tranquillity CD. It was way back in the Christmas of 2005. I was in FYE and to my sheer amazement, there was a sale! And it wasn’t just some bullshit sale, it was buy 3 CD’s for $20. For those of you who can understand where I,an avid metal CD collector, is coming from this deal was too good to pass up. Especially in FYE, who overprices everything by like $6-$8 dollars. Also, if you understood where I was coming from, that means you still purchase CD’s and I tip my hat off to you. So, even though this album is “not out yet”, I will most definitely be out to pick this up the day it comes out. So it was 3 CD’s for $20 bucks ($14.99 and under); I picked out Strapping Young Lad’s Alien, Opeth’s Damnation, and Dark Tranquillity’s Character. I walked up the counter, the cashier scanned the CD’s and they all came out to regular price ($37.something was the total). I said I wasn’t going to buy them so I put them back. I didn’t have $40 bucks to spend on CD’s. Not when I could have got them for $20. I decided to scheme something. I looked around and realized that the sale was over and they had forgotten to take the one in the metal section out. I grabbed it with the CD’s I wanted, showed it to them and they sold them to me for $20 bucks. I don’t want to think about how my musical world would have been different if I wouldn’t have purchased those CD’s; especially Character. I listened to that album nonstop for about 1 month, and luck would have it that Dark Tranquillity would be opening for Opeth in March on the US Tour. In the 2 and a ½ month span that was between then and the DT/Opeth show, I learned all of Dark Tranquillity’s song that was on their setlist. I had never been more excited to see a band I had just started to like. They slayed the show (even though it was only a 25 minute set) and when they came back for Fiction, I missed out because the show in FL was 18+. You know the tour, because you probably went. The Haunted And Dark Tranquillity co-headlining with Into Eternity and Scar Symmetry in support. Fuck, shows just don’t get that good anymore. Anyways, my point is, within 3 months, Dark Tranquillity had completely changed my view in the metal world with their sound. They are now one of my all time favorite bands. I have all of their CD’s except for The Gallery and the 2 EP’s. The first time I heard The New Build, I knew I was in for something special, and oh how special it was. I, being a new-age DT fan, hold Character as the pinnacle of their illustrious career. Fiction almost lived up to it but fell short, in my honest opinion. Some of the tracks just seemed weak in the wake of one of the greatest metal albums of all time. I do believe that DT is very under rated (outside of Sweden and some parts of Europe) but I feel like if this album can build upon what Character and Fiction have created, this will be their calling card to the world. It took them 20 some odd years but they will finally earn the worldwide audience they deserve. And I hope they can do it because I have the utmost faith in them. One of the pioneers of my, arguable, favorite genre of metal, melodic death metal. There’s no way they can disappoint me because they haven’t so far, not with a single release. I am ready to enter a state of Dark Tranquillity! (Pun Intended.)

    Ego (Album):
    Shadows In Our Blood – Very creepy yet catchy piano and samples intro going along with the bass and drums. I wasn’t feeling the bridge to the verse to much, but that epic ass riff made up for it with that classic DT beat along with the vocals. The solos were very nice with the keys in the back. The song sounds like a perfect blend between the style of writing the have recently been doing and what was on the first 3 CD’s.

    Dream Oblivion – A very keyboard driven song, but that doesn’t stop it from making me nod my head with a dumbass grin on my face as I write this. Another awesome riff used towards the pre-chorus build up.

    The Fatalist – Keys and synth have yet another profound part in the song, and it once again works perfect. I like the diversity of the vocals in the chorus. And they show us just how melody is done in the middle of the song. So far, soooooooooooo damn good

    In My Absence – Nice little drum fill in the beginning that I liked a lot with the ride. Classic DT is the only way to describe this. And the solo was extremely good.

    The Grandest Accusation – Very catchy synth/key opening. The beginning made me think of Terminus(Where Death Is Most Alive). The clean vocals were a surprise and very well placed. Mikael uses this unseen hidden weapon few times and to his advantage. It made the entire song memorable. The end of the song also stepped it up.

    At The Point Of Ignition – The song was losing me up until the keys exited after the first 40 seconds or so. Now as the same chorus/perverse plays through, I liked the keys in the chorus. It’s very weird how one can change their mind after one listen. There’s a nice little band display in the middle of the song that displays the musical aspect of DT without the keys and vocals.

    Her Silent Language – The clean vocals are brought back in this song. But they alternate with Mikael’s regular vocals and quite nicely I must say. The clean vocals are not overused and the song shows some great musicianship.
    Arkhangelsk – The keys fit in perfect with the song title to me for some reason. The choiresque keys/synths and epic guitars do exactly what they are supposed to do. In my opinion, DT just showed up a lot of so called symphonic bands in just one song.

    I Am The Void – For those of you who will be craving a song like Out Of Nothing, this song gives you just that. I feel like this song was intentionally put here as I sign of how the rest of the album is going to be, keys will take a seat back and lets the strings department create some atmosphere.

    Surface The Infinite – And as this song kicks off, it seems that I was right. We get a very catchy melody right off the bat and BLAST BEATS!!!!!! An epic strain of key notes fit perfectly into the chorus after the coordinated chaos that is ensuing between choruses.

    Iridium – Ah, as I expected. As with the end of a lot of DT albums, the nice slow beginning and key intro that marks the epic journey through the last track. As it is, the guitar melody is pretty creepy. And for some reason, as the double bass kicks in, I felt like I was listening to Bloodbath or Katatonia. And the keys are back to a creepy almost mystical sound. This music perfectly reflects the title of the song. Nice melodic music skills in the middle.

    Superego (Post Album): I know the year just started but I can say this with 100% certainty, this album will be on many critics 2010 end of the year top albums lists, including mine. In the metal world it is extremely rare to find bands who put out records consistently, keep them at the caliber of the previous releases, and manage to evolve their sound even more. It is even rarer, in the aspect of musical evolution, when you know that you will always have that “group” of fans who immediately and with a fury of keystrokes chant “sellout”. Few of these bands exist, and one of them is Dark Tranquillity. Besides the occasional complaint of the use of keyboards and synths having a bigger role in DT nowadays, everyone I have come into contact that listens to DT just says they keep getting better with every record. There are no old school fans calling for a throwback to what once was. Old and new fans, like me, stand united in our views of DT. And this album just strengthens that bond even more.
    Before I start ranting and raving about the new album, I will say the most important thing that I will say in this review. We Are The Void out performs Fiction in a lot of aspects (and I’m not saying that Fiction is a bad album, it’s great) but falls about 2 inches short of conquering Character. Since that’s out of the way, I can start ranting. I will say that through my initial listen, I was a bit worried in the first 30 seconds of every song except for I Am The Void and Surface The Infinite. This album is extremely laden with keys and synth intros and I, for one, don’t really consider DT to be a synth/keys driven band. Hell, even a synth/keys heavy band. But we are talking about one of the most talented group of individuals to every grace the world of metal. Every single song ended up working and had me hooked after a minute into it. Even the synth parts that I thought were out of place (like At The Point Of Ignition), I ended up liking after they were played again in the 2nd verse. DT took a HUGE leap of faith in incorporating the keys/synths as much as they did in this album, and it paid off. But of course it was going to pay off. They have slowly been adding more and more electronic layers to their music since Damage Done, and this was just the next step for them. This album has everything needed in a DT album, along with a few surprises. I found Arkhangelsk to be influenced a little by black metal with the epic symphonic notes and the lyrical content. Also the vocals added a tinge of black metal, DT style. But with this one song, I feel they have topped some of Dimmu Borgir’s and other black metal acts more recent songs. That’s a big suck it to the black metal community and hopefully they get the hint to step up there. I also always look forward to the last track on DT albums because I know it’s going to be something memorable and a perfect way to end the album. Iridium blew my expectations away and I feel that this is the best album closer that they have ever come up with. Lastly, even though long time bassist Micahel Nicklasson left about 2 years ago, the replacement DT found in Daniel Antonsson is more than a worth replacement. Seeing as how he plays in Dimension Zero, he can nail the DT style perfectly and he even adds a little more diversity into the mix. All in all, an amazing Dark Tranquillity release that SHOULD NOT BE MISSED BY ANYONE WHO CALLS THEMSELVES A FAN OF METAL. Dark Tranquillity have dropped another mesmerizing release in We Are The Void, but we expected nothing short of that. Thank you for making me love listening to metal even more now DT and see you at your headlining show in Jacksonville on the 8th of February!

    Final Prognosis:

    Stand-Out Tracks – In My Absence, I Am The Void, Iridium

    Not Stand Out Tracks – Her Silent Language

    \m/ \m/ \m/\m/\n
    4 ½ Horns out of 5

    Dark Tranquillity Is
    - Mikael Stanne - Vocals
    - Niklas Sundin - Guitars
    - Martin Henriksson - Guitars
    - Daniel Antonsson – Bass
    - Martin Brändström – Keyboards/Electronics
    - Anders Jivarp – Drums

    Next Week On Very Metal...Very Nice Let’s try this again….The undoubted pioneers of Future Metal, Mnemic, are back with their 4th studio album Sons of the System. Mnemic is one of my favorite bands ever and I have been looking forward to this album MORE than Fear Factory's. Will it live up to my huge expectations? Will they do everything they have promised to do? Will I blindbuy the CM Distro CD pre-order or wait until I actually listen to them album?

    Find out next week on Very Metal...Very Nice!

  • Very Metal...Very Nice Presents Mechanize by Fear Factory - - Jan.22nd 2010 - - #1

    22 jan 2010, 07:41 av illninoese

    I have decided to start reviewing CD's as well as doing my annual end of the year list. Hopefully, doing this might actually get people to comment on that list this year. Nevertheless, I am keeping the review simple and concise for this year, and I will add more things to the review as the years go on if I turn out to enjoy this. As always, I am open to any suggestions, comments, trolling, or anything you guys have to say*. You obviously read some part of this if you do contact me in anyway so thank you for your support. I hope to be doing weekly reviews so look forward to my consistency.

    * - It is pretty early on in the year now, and not many releases are out so if you would like a recommendation reviewed, now would be a good time to contact me. Once the bigger releases start coming out this year, I'm going to try and make them priority unless I hear of something about a CD word of mouth through my sources. But yeah, until probably April, there's not much to review. Also, try to recommend stuff when you know a big release isn't coming up.

    Let's Get Started!

    Fear Factory
    Candlelight Records
    Produced by Rhys Fulber/Fear Factory

    Id (Pre-Album): Fear Factory. To me, that name screams what was one of the pinnacles of the world of metal in the 90’s. When I started listening to them in 2004, only after being a year in the audio world of metal, I didn’t know what I was in for. Putting Demanufacture into my CD Player (yes, kiddies, oh yes…Compact Discs) for the first time was something I way underestimated. I was hooked to Fear Factory for life. Even nowadays, I’d rather listen to Soul Of A New Machine, Demanufacture, or Archetype (yes, I said it) instead of anything that has come out in the past 10 years. They are a staple band for me in my own unique diverse world of metal taste. And I am hoping that with this album, I can forgive them for what I got when I bought Transgression by purchasing it at my nearest Best Buy location since they are the only place nationwide that has cheap prices and a big selection. It’s sad to say but yes, There’s nothing wrong with Best Buy but just admitting I buy my CD’s at Best Buy now seems kind of un-metal. But back to Transgression, which just ended up being a huge mish-mash of premature Ascension Of The Watchers and Arkaea. ALMOST every band has those couple of CD’s in there catalog that are forgettable, and for Fear Factory, this is one of them. By the way, I should state that I never have gotten around to purchasing Obsolete or Digimortal. I will eventually but that time has not arrived yet. So keep in my mind that my opinion is missing the musical oscillations of Obsolete, Digimortal not so much from what I’ve heard. I do have my doubts though seeing as how Dino is back (after a long absence and 2 Divine Heresy albums) and the drumming prowess of Gene Hoglan added to the system. This could be a good or bad change depending on these 2 musicians. I hope Dino is capable of writing Fear Factory riffs and not Divine Heresy riffs. Keep it true to the Fear Factory sound. As for good ol’ Gene, I am worried partial that his drumming style might offset the FF sound if Dino does nail his part. Raymond’s drumming was an integral part of what made and still makes FF what it is. I really don’t think I have been this worried about line-up changes affecting an album since Opeth’s Watershed. But I pray to God/Satan/Buddha/Muhammad/ ETC… that this album will capture what Fear Factory is capable of doing, and if it doesn’t live up to that, at least to what was done on Archetype. I am now entering the soul of a new machine, a new Fear Factory. (Pun Intended.)

    Ego (Album):

    Mechanize – The opening riff let’s us know there back. The intro sample along with the rest of the song pick up the slack perfectly. The chorus is heavy and extremely catchy. Classic Fear Factory.

    Industrial Discipline – A thrashy song dripping Fear Factory in all aspects. This combines with a chorus that is made into something more than it should be with Burton’s help. The nice little melodic outro ends the song perfectly.

    Fear Campaign – Awesome intro sample which sets up the lyrics perfectly. The verse riff fits perfectly along with the chorus. But the rest of the song sounds a little like what Divine Heresy would come up. Also, the build up to the chorus is superb but the guitar solo that followed seemed out of place. The drums also flip-flopped around on my like-o-meter.

    Powershifter – Jesus! I know it’s the first single and everything but damn. Once again, classic Fear Factory. This song would fit perfectly into the older albums.

    Christploitation – The keyboards, provided by Rhys Fulber, definitely add to the song. This time the drifting into melodic territory for Dino pays off. Perfectly blend of everyone involved that shows us what Fear Factory can do.

    Oxidizer - An excellent tune that I hope doesn’t get under looked for the chorus vocals. Quite possibly, the best song on the album.

    Controlled Demolition – The first half of the song is not that strong, but the second half makes up for it. It also could have done without the effects on the vocals of the second to last line of the song. It seemed extremely out of place.

    Designing The Enemy – A Fear Factory song with an aura of Meshuggah in the riff writing. But it works for what they were going for in terms of the song. Burton uses some gnarly vocals towards the end of the song, which adds to it. Good track.

    Metallic Division - A simple minded, yet heavy and catchy track. At 1:30, it is the shortest song on the album, and does exactly what it is intended to do with what is given.

    Final Exit – The perfect way to end this album. A mix of beautiful melody and heaviness. Fear Factory show us that they are capable of pulling off a progressive-esque track. The only way to describe this is the next logical step in the footsteps of the Human Shields/Ascension duo off of Archetype.

    Superego (Post Album): They are back. What else can I say? This album has lived up to my expectations and surpassed them by quite a lot, not like a HOLY FUCK amount, but a HELL YEAH amount. Dino nailed it. I don’t say completely nailed it because of Controlled Demolition and Fear Campaign, but he nailed it. Those were the only 2 tracks that seemed like the experimentation he was trying to do drifted into Divine Heresy. Alas, these were also the 2 weakest tracks on the album in my opinion, and that was my complaint about them. Gene Hoglan completely nailed it on the other hand. Fear Campaign also seemed to be his only weak point and props to him for filling the shoes of one of the most underrated drummers in metal in Raymond. Powershifter and Mechanize show that he not only kept Raymond’s style but was able to add his own unique flavor to the mix. Byron never disappoints me and I can’t really say much about him. He did his part and this album would not have sounded the same without him. He meshes together so well with Gene (obviously, SYL?) and Dino. Burton also does what he does best, as heard on Oxidizer and Final Exit. He tried some new things, like Designing The Enemy for example, and still made it work. And lastly, the almighty Rhys Fulber. Where was he during Transgression? Oh right, he wasn’t there at all. He has been with Fear Factory since the beginning and his production sound along with the electronics/samples/keyboards he adds is the icing on top of the cake. Actually bad metaphor. Anyways, without Rhys, Fear Factory would not have it’s signature sound. All in all, this album was BALLER. It exceded my expectations and gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling that 2010 is going to be a great year in metal. On a side note, I don't know if anyone has noticed this yet, but Fear Factory are the fattest band in metal now, FYI.

    Final Prognosis:

    Stand-Out Tracks – Oxidizer, Mechanize, Final Exit

    Not Stand Out Tracks – Controlled Demolition, Fear Campaign

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    4 Horns out of 5

    Fear Factory Is
    - Burton C. Bell - Vocals
    - Gene Hoglan - Drums
    - Byron Stroud - Bass
    - Dino Cazares - Guitars

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