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Created by: icehockeyhair00 | 23.02.2011



1. Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns
Completely weird and fucked at first but soon reveals itself as an apocalyptic masterpiece. (9/10)
2. Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini
Full of quite spectacular and epic riffs, brilliant despite its aggressiveness and violence. (9/10)
3. Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Very atmospheric at times, with the quieter moments intercepting loud, epic and brash black metal. (8/10)
4. Alcest - Écailles De Lune
Heavier than the first, not quite as consistent, but still amazing at times, and more varied. (8/10)
5. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
Almost like a march into an epic final battle. I guess it isn't their best, but it's impressive. (8/10)
6. Negură Bunget - Vîrstele Pămîntului
Fascinating: great riffs and very atmospheric, but just a little cold and unmelodic at times. (8/10)
7. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way of ORwarriOR
The mix of metal and Arabic/Jewish folk sounds good, but as a whole possibly a little inconsistent. (7/10)
8. Haken - Aquarius
This is a fascinating listen, and is at times very impressive: as a debut it sets them up very nicely. (7/10)
9. Barren Earth - Curse Of The Red River
A bit like Amorphis - but a bit more death and a bit more progressive…and not as good… (7/10)
10. Les Discrets - Septembre Et Ses Dernières Pensées
Not as good as their contemporaries Alcest (in the songs department), but still 'très bien'. (7/10)
11. James LaBrie - Static Impulse
A solid solo effort, but it's rather one pace, despite the odd 'death' moment and 'Coming Home'. (7/10)
12. Mar De Grises - Streams Inwards
(7/10)
13. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Pretty run-of-the-mill, it's decent enough though, just sound like a band they have done better. (6/10)
14. Atheist - Jupiter
Fascinating, some great riffs here and there, this is just not for me, although it's quite good at times. (6/10)
15. Lantlôs - .neon
The heavy side of Alcest: great riffs/instrumentation, but cold and lifeless on the whole. (6/10)
16. Have A Nice Life - Time Of Land
TBA



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