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The Gathering - Always...
Score: 10/10
I might be a bit prejudiced on this cd, because it's actually the first (metal) cd I ever bought, but I think it's also the best one I ever heard. The Gathering play a brilliant kind of doom / death metal on this album, it's almost hard to believe that it's their debut album. There are a lot of dreamy instrumental passages, and a lot of keyboards and female vocals are used. The male vocals are 'clear' and grunt, and both sound great. I think each of the songs are a masterpiece in itself and anyone who likes Doom or death metal at least should have heard this cd once.
 
Paradise Lost - Shades of God
Score: 10/10
The problem with cds following brilliant cds is that they're usually not as brilliant. "Shades of God" also isn't as good as "Gothic", but it's still great. Paradise Lost changed the sound to a more death/trash metal, yet it's still very melodic. The only negative thing, and the biggest difference with "Gothic" I think is that the songs sound a little more alike. Yet still a great cd.
 
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Score: 10/10
I don't really know what makes this cd so good. It's still the typical Faith no More style, the heavy / funk metal with Mike Patton's typical vocals. I guess it's because every song is different and very recognizable. That's probably also why lots of them also have video clips. Apart from the great songwriting, the keyboards and the cool lyrics makes this the best uuuhh... non-black/death/doom metal album I have.
 
Anathema - The Crestfallen E.P.
Score: 10/10
This is the first cd of this british doom band, and it's a great debut, I think. Everything about this cd is depressive (implied a bit by the title) - Darren's singing, the music, all is perfectly depressive for someone like me. Only setback is that sometimes it tend to get a bit monotonous, but never too much I think
 
My Dying Bride - As the Flower Withers
Score: 10/10
This is doom metal the way I like it: Long slow songs with good melodies, low grunts and violins. Even the lyrics are great, making this a very brilliant debut album for british doom band My Dying Bride. The only bad thing about this album is that sometimes it's so extremely slow it gets a slight bit boring. But there are enough fast parts to make up for them.
 
Fear Factory - Soul of a New Machine
Score: 10/10
I believe the music Fear Factory plays is called Industrial Metal, which on this cd is actually death metal with lots of samples and complicated technical drums. It's very nice to hear a different kind of metal for a change I think. This cd is packed full of songs of which I find most really good, and some not so good, but overall this is a great album, and with a quite unique music style I think.
 
Messiah - Rotten Perish
Score: 10/10
This album of Messiah is a lot more standard death metal than "Extreme Cold Weather", but that doesn't make it any less good. The production is great, the songs extreme brutal, and the voice a cool death grunt. So again Messiah delivers a brilliant death metal album, and again they don't get the credit they deserve.
 
Darkthrone
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Score: 10/10
 
Sepultura
Arise
Score: 10/10
 
Pyogenesis
Pyogenesis
Score: 10/10
 
Bolt Thrower
The IVth Crusade
Score: 10/10
 
Celestial Season
Promises (demo)
Score: 10/10
 
Burzum
Det Som Engang Var
Score: 10/10
 
Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power
Score: 10/10
 
Suicidal Tendencies
The Art of Rebellion
Score: 10/10
 
Traumatic Voyage - Traumatic...
Score: 10/10
Traumatic Voyage's music is a bit hard to describe. Something like a weird mix of black, death and doom with a very bad production and vague grunts/singing. It also needs some getting used to, but once you do it's very good and original. I don't actually know anyone else who likes this band, but I hardly know people who have ever heard of them. And that's a bit of a shame, because they really deserve more attention...
 
Tiamat
Clouds
Score: 9.5/10
 
Kreator
Renewal
Score: 9.5/10
 
Immortal
Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Score: 9.5/10
 
Paradise Lost - As I Die
Score: 9.5/10
As I Die is a nice mini-cd. The title song of course is great, "Rape of Virtue" is about the same style, "Death walks behind you" I think is a cover, it's a little slower song, but still good. And "Eternal" of course is from the great "Gothic" album. It's a good live recording. A good minicd recommended for all Paradise Lost fans.
 
21Gorefest
False
Score: 9.5/10
 
Chorus Of Ruin
Swan Dive (demo)
Score: 9/10
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23Master's Hammer
Jilemnice Occultist
Score: 9/10
 
Alice In Chains
Dirt
Score: 9/10
24
 
25Nocturnus
Thresholds
Score: 8.5/10
 
Root
The Temple in the Underworld
Score: 8.5/10
26
 
27Bolt Thrower
Spearhead
Score: 8/10
 
Carcass
Tools of the Trade
Score: 8/10
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29Ministry
Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
Score: 8/10
 
Morgoth
Cursed

Score: 8/10
30
 
31Perpetual Demise
Massacre To Be (demo)
Score: 8/10
 
Salem
Creating Our Sins
Score: 8/10
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33Qntal
I
Score: 7.5/10
 
Type O Negative
The Origin of the Feces

Score: 7.5/10
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35Incubator
Mc Gillroy the Housefly
Score: 7.5/10
 
My Dying Bride - The Thrash of Naked Limbs
Score: 7/10
MDB's second minicd is mostly in the style of As The Flower Withers, except for the song 'Le cerf malade' which is an instrumental keyboard trac that doesn't really have any melody or something, just atmospheric sounds. Still this cd so cool that any self-respecting MDB fan should have it, if you can find it...
36
 
37Epitaph
Seeming Salvation
Score: 7/10
 
Death
Fate - The Best of Death
Score: 7/10
38
 
39Inquisitor
Blasphemous Accusations (demo)
Score: 7/10
 
Necromantia / Varathron
Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins
Score: 7/10
40
 
41Danzig
Danzig III: How the Gods Kill
Score: 6.5/10
 
Pan.Thy.Monium
Dawn Of Dreams
Score: 6.5/10
42
 
43Excision
Silhouettes (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
 
Beyond Belief
Stranded (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
44
 
45Dark Tranquillity
A Moonclad Reflection
Score: 6.5/10
 
Cerebral Fix
Death Erotica
Score: 6.5/10
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47Sadness - Eodipus (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
Since Sadness is one of my alltime favourite bands I was very glad when I got the opportunity to buy this demotape from someone in Singapore. It has only two songs but is still one of the highlights of my collection. Red Script is the rougher version of the song on "Ames de Marbre", and this demoversion of it was already put on the "Evangelion" cd. Eodipus is a bit of a weird song, very fragmented, but not bad at all.
 
Deicide
Legion
Score: 6.5/10
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49Snap
The Madman's Return
Score: 6.5/10
 
Arcane Sun
Bruised Opinion (as Fifth Dominion) (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
50
 
51Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus
Score: 6.5/10
I only heard this cd after I had gotten the great "Tales from a Thousand Lakes", so I think maybe if I heard them the other way around, this cd wouldn't have disappointed me so much. "The Karelian Isthmus" is an okay death metal album with some good songs, but overall not good enough to keep me interested. I know a lot of people really like this cd, but I guess it's just not really my favourite kind of metal. Still, it's okay.
 
Decoryah
Cosmos Silence (demo)
Score: 6/10
52
 
53Burzum
Burzum
Score: 6/10
 
Hypocrisy
Penetralia

Score: 6/10
54
 
55Christ Agony
Epitaph of Christ (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Anathema - They Die
Score: 6/10
Actually pretty cool to hear how Anathema sounded in their early days. The two songs are the same as on the Crestfallen E.P., only more rough versions. The vocals are more death metal like, the piano intro from Crestfallen is missing, and They Die has yet another ending. So guess there are three different endings to that song... huhuhuhu... This is something for the fans...
56
 
57Castle
In Purple Visions (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Impaler
Charnel Deity
Score: 6/10
58
 
59Samael
Blood Ritual
Score: 5.5/10
 
Katatonia
Jhva Elohim Meth... The Revival
Score: 5.5/10
60
 
61Adetar
Death Deified (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
 
Ugly Kid Joe
Cats in the Cradle
Score: 5.5/10
62
 
63Decoryah
Whispers from Depth (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
 
Nine Inch Nails
Broken
Score: 5/10
64
 
65The Prodigy
The Prodigy Experience
Score: 5/10
 
Entombed
Clandestine
Score: 5/10
66
 
67Thorns
Trondertun (demo)
Score: 5/10
 
Lucifers Hammer
The Burning Church (demo)
Score: 5/10
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69Opera IX - Demo '92
Score: 5/10
Now this is a nice and obscure demotape. Opera IX has an even vaguer sound here as on their debut cd. The songs are a bit more standard, not as long, but the typical Opera IX sound is already there. The highpitched blackmetal guitars (with a very weird), Cadaveria's great vocals and the additional keyboards and acoustics make it a perfect soundtracks for all your occult rituals. Very much recommended (if you can get it)!


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