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My Dying Bride - Turn Loose the Swans
Score: 10/10
Somehow the guys from My Dying Bride managed to make an even better cd than their "As the Flower Withers" with this one. The songs are still slow, long and melodic, but the biggest difference is that Aaron also uses a lot of clean vocals and that there's more keyboards and violins in the music. All this have made this cd one of the greatest doom metal releases ever I think.
 
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Score: 10/10
I don't know if I need to say anything about this cd, because everybody seems to know it. Anyways, if you don't know it already, you should. This album is so stuffed full of good songs there's something there to please anyone. The slower commercial successes like Christian Woman and Black No. 1, the faster songs like Kill all the White People and We Hate Everyone. Luckily for me I like all those songs. I'm glad Type O matured in their music since the last cd, but haven't lost their morbid sense of humour. I think it's a very good cd for everyone who likes metal, and to introduce people who don't to it.
 
Edge Of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows
Score: 10/10
Actually I don't really need to say a lot about this album. Anyone who's only a little bit into Death Metal is bound to know Dan Swanö and Edge of Sanity. And The Spectral Sorrows I think is one of their best albums. 13 songs of good death metal with cool riffs, grunts and everything. And it's so varied that it never gets a bit boring. They even step away from the death metal sometimes, like "Blood of my Enemies" which is a Manowar cover, and "Sacrifice" which sounds more like an '80s gothic song. Conclusion: This rules!
 
Sadness - Ames de Marbre
Score: 10/10
Well this sure isn't your average metalalbum. It's style is probably somewhere halfway between doom metal and gothic. And I don't mean 'gothic' like all the girlie metal bands but the darker kind. Singer Steff varies alot between clean singing, talking, whispering and growling, his lyrics sometimes english, sometimes french or german, but always dark. The guitars are also varied with distortion and clean / acoustic. With their minimalistic sound Sadness creates a dark atmosphere like no other and can't really be compared to any band I ever heard before.
 
Sepultura
Chaos A.D.
Score: 10/10
 
The Gathering - Almost a Dance
Score: 10/10
Of course this second cd from The Gathering can't be as good as their first one, but it's still quite good. Their style has changed a lot, especially the vocals, which aren't grunts anymore. Further the music is slower and more relaxed. Because of the vocals it sometimes sound a bit like Faith No More. So if you don't hate FNM this is quite a good doom metal cd.
 
Crematory - Transmigration
Score: 10/10
This german band is pretty cool. Ugly as hell (hehehe) but they play a cool kind of death / doom metal. Well, death metal with loads of keyboards. It is even a bit cheerful sometimes, maybe because the songs have got the tendency to stay in your head all day. Anyways, it's very cool, so the only they they have to do now is to Exclude the bandphotos...
 
Anathema - Serenades
Score: 10/10
The sound of this album is a bit less depressive and more melodic than on their debut The Crestfallen EP. Except that it sounds quite similar I think. The songs start out really brilliant, with even a remake of 'They Die'. (It's the same as the original, except that it has an orchestral end), but near the end the songs get to be a bit less interesting. The worst part is the 22 minute song 'Dreaming: The Romance' which is only some vague keyboard sounds without any structure at all. But overall, it's still a really cool full-length cd of Anathema.
 
Emperor / Enslaved
Split
Score: 10/10
 
Sigh
Scorn Defeat
Score: 10/10
 
Katatonia - Dance Of December Souls
Score: 10/10
When I heard this cd for the first time, I didn't thought it was that much special yet. But after listening to it some times, it really began to grow on me. It has a nice atmosphere, I think it sounds a bit older than it really is, the sound is a bit trash but very melodic black / death metal, really hard to put a label on actually. Ah well, just listen to it and judge for yourself...
 
Cathedral
The Ethereal Mirror
Score: 10/10
 
Morbid Angel - Covenant
Score: 10/10
Well, Morbid Angel, what can I say about them. Everybody should know them. Personally Covenant is my favourite Morbid Angel album. I don't like all the songs, but stuff like "Rapture", "God of Emptiness" and "Lions Den" is just brilliant death metal. Brutal combined with melodic, and a playing technique others can only dream about... Very obliged piece of work for any self-respecting death metal fan!
 
Celestial Season - Forever Scarlet Passion
Score: 10/10
Besides 'The Gathering' Holland has another great doom band: Celestial Season! Celestial plays a very depressive kind of doom metal. Vocals are varied grunts and clear voice, and they also use a violin, which makes it even more melancholic I think... The only problem is that near the end of the cd the songs start to sound a bit alike... but since they all sound good that's not even so bad.
 
Excision
The Drowning Tear (demo)
Score: 10/10
 
Sacred Sin
Darkside

Score: 9.5/10
 
Enslaved
Vikingligr Veldi
Score: 9.5/10
 
Beyond Belief
Towards The Diabolical Experiment
Score: 9.5/10
 
Paradise Lost - Icon
Score: 9/10
The first time I heard this album I thought it had to be the worst album ever made. Only after I heard "Icon" a couple of times I found there were a couple of songs on it that were actually pretty cool. But apart from those few songs I still think this Paradise Lost album is way worse than what they used to make. They've probably made a lot of new fans and lost allmost all their old ones...
 
Necromantia
Crossing the Fiery Path
Score: 9/10
 
21Traumatic Voyage
Traumatized...
Score: 9/10
 
Nirvana
Unplugged in New York
Score: 9/10
22
 
23Threnody
As the Heavens Fall
Score: 9/10
 
Darkthrone
Under a Funeral Moon
Score: 8.5/10
24
 
25Paramæcium
Exhumed of the Earth
Score: 8.5/10
 
Christ Agony
Unholyunion

Score: 8.5/10
26
 
27Antropomorphia
Necromantic Love Songs
Score: 8/10
 
Pestilence
Spheres
Score: 8/10
28
 
29Necromantia
Demo
Score: 8/10
 
Hypocrisy
Pleasure of Molestation
Score: 8/10
30
 
31In The Woods
Isle of Men (demo)

Score: 8/10
 
Metallica
Live Shit: Binge & Purge
Score: 8/10
32
 
33Faith No More
Another Body Murdered
Score: 8/10
 
Enchantment
A Tear For Young Eloquence (demo)
Score: 8/10
34
 
35Sentenced
North from Here
Score: 8/10
 
Fear Factory - Fear is the Mindkiller
Score: 7.5/10
This Minicd is actually not as bad as I thought. Okay, it is a house cd and it mostly contains crappy american house, but some parts are still pretty cool. Especially when Burton's voice is remixed too. And of course the last song is still the original cool version. So, this one is more for the die-hard FF fans and the people who still like house a bit...
36
 
37Mindfunk
Dropped
Score: 7.5/10
 
Cemetery Of Scream
Sameone (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
38
 
39Ministry
Box
Score: 7.5/10
 
Eucharist
A Velvet Creation
Score: 7.5/10
40
 
41Hypocrisy
Osculum Obscenum

Score: 7.5/10
 
Nightfall
Parade into Centuries
Score: 7.5/10
42
 
43Neolithic
The Personal Fragment Of Life (demo)
Score: 7.5/10
 
Machine Head
Burn My Eyes (demo)
Score: 7/10
44
 
45Internal Decay
A Forgotten Dream
Score: 7/10
 
Bathory
Jubileum Volume II
Score: 7/10
46
 
47Necromantia / Varathron
Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins
Score: 7/10
 
Helmet / House Of Pain
Just Another Victim (& House of Pain)
Score: 7/10
48
 
49Brainwashing
All Life Will End (demo)
Score: 7/10
 
Crypt of Kerberos
World of Myths
Score: 7/10
50
 
51Sacriversum
Dreams of Destiny (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
 
Isengard
Vandreren (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
52
 
53Orphaned Land
The Beloved's Cry (demo)
Score: 6.5/10
 
Resurrection
Embalmed Existence
Score: 6/10
54
 
55Perpetual Demise
When Fear Becomes... (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Whale
Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe
Score: 6/10
56
 
57Paradigma
As Autumn Dies (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Cromm Cruac
No Consolation (demo)
Score: 6/10
58
 
59Radiohead
Pablo Honey
Score: 6/10
 
Sadist
Above the Light
Score: 6/10
60
 
61Edge Of Sanity
The Spectral Sorrows - Preproduction (demo)
Score: 6/10
 
Acid Bath
Hymns of the Needle Freaks (demo)
Score: 6/10
62
 
63Novembre
The Return of the Ark (ep) (as Catacomb)
Score: 6/10
 
Darkside
Herbst (demo)
Score: 6/10
64
 
65Decoryah
Ebonies
Score: 5.5/10
 
Celestial Season
Flowerskin (ep)
Score: 5.5/10
66
 
67Beyond Dawn
Up Through the Linear Shades
Score: 5.5/10
 
Dissection
The Somberlain
Score: 5.5/10
68
 
69Primordial
Dark Romanticism (demo)

Score: 5.5/10
 
Morgion
Travesty
Score: 5.5/10
70
 
71Mock
Cold Winter (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
 
Love History
The Astral Silence of Blooming Virgin Beauty (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
72
 
73Babylon Sad
Kyrie
Score: 5.5/10
 
Twin Obscenity
Behind the Castle Walls (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
74
 
75On Thorns I Lay
Promo Tape (as Phlebotomy) (demo)
Score: 5.5/10
 
Bal Sagoth
Demo
Score: 5/10
76
 
77Twin Obscenity
Ruins (demo)
Score: 5/10
 
Behemoth
...From the Pagan Vastlands (demo)
Score: 5/10
78
 
79Antestor
Despair (demo)
Score: 5/10
 
Unexpected
Thoughts of Wisdom (demo)
Score: 5/10
80
 
81Moonspell - Anno Satanae (demo)
Score: 5/10
Sadly enough I don't have the original demotape from 1993, only the 1996 re-release. Ah well, the same music is on it, so I don't care. But anyways, the music is in the same style as "Under the Moonspell", only a bit lesser in production (as could be expected). But it's a great tape and since the songs on it never appeared on cd, a great 'collectors item' to have...
 
Helheim
Helheim (demo)
Score: 5/10
82
 
83Cradle Of Filth
Total Fucking Darkness (demo)
Score: 5/10
 
Profane
Sorrow (demo)
Score: 5/10
84
 
85Chorus Of Ruin
Ocean of Sins (ep)
Score: 5/10
 
Aeternus
Walk My Path (demo)
Score: 5/10
86
 
87Allegiance
Odin Äge Er Alle (demo)
Score: 5/10
 
Orphanage
Morph (demo)
Score: 5/10
88
 
89Life of Agony
River Runs Red
Score: 5/10
 
Sinoath
Still In The Grey Dying
Score: 5/10
90
 
91Sinistrous Diabolus
Opus One (demo)
Score: 5/10
 
Amorphis
Privilege of Evil
Score: 5/10
92
 
93Lacrimosa
Satura
Score: 5/10
 
On Thorns I Lay
Dawn of Grief (as Phlebotomy)
Score: 5/10
94
 
95Godsend
As the Shadows Fall
Score: 5/10


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