Name of Artist
Genre (try to fit in these genres Rock, Metal, Rap, Hip Hop, Blues, Classical, Country, Foreign unless there is one i didnt list in that case tell what it is)
Favorite songs (list three max plz)
Review: discuss the album. what you like, what you don't
Artist: Three Days Grace
Album: One X
Favorite songs: Animal I Have Become, Riot, Gone Forever
Review: This is Three Days Grace's second album and i think it is an improvement. Don't get me wrong i loved teir 1st album but most of the guitar had a more acoustic sound. In this album its more of an electric sound which suites a band of genre better. For someone who is a fellow rock lover i think this album is great. With songs like Riot and Gone forever you'll listen to this album again and again.
Progressive rock with a bluesy/jazz feel(only way i could explain it )
Windowpane, Hope Leaves, Ending Credits
Opeths seventh album and, by far, the lightest. But thats not necessarily a bad thing. Opeth is known for their lengthy songs and excellent acoustic Interludes, both are extremely prominent, especially considering there isnt a single metal riff to be found, and the average song length is 5 and a half minutes long.
The album opens with the song that Mikeal Akerfeldt(the bands lead guitarist) will "get us chicks back stage " "Windowpane". Between the relaxing rythems, ambience, and an almost orgasmic guitar solo, this song is surely an Opeth classic. Its also the longest song on the album at 7:43
Then "In My Time Of Need" plays. Its a Very Rythemic song. Causes me to day dream everytime i listen to it".
"Death Whispered a Lullaby" is just a depressing, haunting song. Its also the most energetic, and the hardest to listen to.
"Closure" see "Death Whispered a Lullaby"
"Hope Leaves" is kinda upbeat in a sad way. The ambient keyboards towards the end adds a nice touch.
"To Tid the Disease" is a just a good song, uses the elements of everything found in the album.
"Ending Credits" is an excellent instumental, with a spanish accented rythem and a Santana esque solo, it makes it a prominent track on the record.
"Weakness" the albums final track, is a mostly ambient. its a good track, but is a bit weak for a final track.
overall, id give the album an 9, an excellent album.
Album: Onset Of Putrefaction[re-release]
Number of songs: 10
Genre: Technical death metal
Favorite songs: Intestinal Incubation, to Breathe In A Casket, Culinary Hyperversity
Necrophagist's first major label release, Onset of Putrefaction is a breath taking new look on techincal death metal. Unlike most tech death metal bands, who strive to make low production albums to stay "true", Necrophagist does the absolute opposite and makes one of the most well produced albums i've ever heard! The Rhythms are breath taking, the leads are crystal clear and precise, the bass is packing a punch, and the drums are as powerful as a whole clan of barbarians. I find it hard to believe that one man did it all himself.
The album opens with the breath taker, "Foul Body Autopsy". In this song Muhammad(the man behind it all) avidly uses his astounding sweeping picking. Everything just lines up brilliantly.
The next song, "To Breathe in a Casket", is dynamic and really catches the listener off guard. quickly switching from rhythmic use of the low strings to string skipping, then to a slightly catchy chorus, which shows chords can be used in tech death.
"Mutilate the Stillborn", opens which with sweep after sweep, showing Muhammads insane guitar ability. and he just keeps throwing the crazy licks at you one after the other.
Prepare for the madness that is "Intestinal Incubation". This song is absolutely PERFECT. the rhythm would be a lead for almost any other band out there. The Intro lick is absolutely amazing with tons of string skipping and pinch harmonics. Insane poly-rhythms rid the whole song. And the solo is absolutely insane, it has Muhammad playing at 1000 notes per second! All of it has dead on precision. And again, this song is perfect!
"Culinary Hyperversity" has alot of thrash influence. its a very fast paced song that progresses from one thing to the next. and since im running out of room, to keep it simple the song is ust awsome.
"Advanced Corpse Tumor" is probably the weak spot on the record. it doesnt pack as big of a punch because of it. the riffs arnt as good and just seemed recycled. BUT, it has the second best solo on the record so it makes up for it.
"Extreme Unction" has a good groove to it. Very dynamic, dont look both ways riffage. Solo is preatty good too.
"Fermented Offal Discharge" is a preatty good track. you have to listen closely, cause theres a bunch of things youll miss if you dont. and the solo is absolutly INSANE.
And youll just have to buy the album to hear the last to, seeing as how they are on the rerelease or on the original Necrophagist demo.
Overall, this album gets a 10 out of 10. thats right. Its a perfect album!
(oh, those who know me know what my first review, and hell ill do four in one ;-), will be)
Name of Artist:AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Album:Sounding The Seventh Trumpet
Number Of Tracks:12 (1 hidden track, making 13)
Favorite songs: To End The Rapture, Shattered By Broken Dreams, The Art Of Subconscious Illusion.
Review:This is the first album released by the band. It has a hidden track, witch is prob one of the best songs on the album, and the riffs and breakdowns are awesome.
I love the intro song "To End The Rapture" Which is a very short song, but still fits in a kickass solo and riff, with great singing and drumming,
There isnt much i do not like, sometimes the way he screams, or the way it was produced, sometimes just doesn't fit my fancy.
The Art Of Subconscious Illusion is a great song, with an awesome riff and vocals. It is about a girl who got raped and the person who raped her.
Shattered By Broken Dreams is the hidden track that is on the album, after the lat listed track "Streets", which is more of a hard rock song.
Name of Artist:AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Album:Waking The Fallen
Number Of Tracks:12
Favorite songs:Unholy Confessions, Chapter Four, Eternal Rest, Second Heartbeat, I Won't See You Tonight Part 1, And All Things Will End.
Review:There couldn't be a more perfect album. The songs are great, the best riffs, the best solos the best everything.
Unholy Confessions is one of the most popular songs they released, and for good reason, the main riff of the song is AMAZING, great song about cheating on your boyfriend and girlfriend.
Chapter Four is another great song, right after Unholy Confessions, it is a awesome song.
Eternal Rest has another Great riff, and awesome vocals.
Second Heartbeat is prob my second favorite song on this CD, it has one of the best solos, and awesome riff and vocals. The drums are amazing, the bass is great. everything rocks.
I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 slows it down a little. It is a sad song about the lead singers friend's suicide. This song is great not only in meaning, but in everything else. His vocals are powerful and the solo is amazing.
And All Things Will End is the final g on the album. It starts of slow, but soon you'll see it is definitely NOT a slow song but an intense heavy rock song. It does slow down midway through, but soon enough it will speed up again, double bass blaring and screaming vocals.
Name of Artist: AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Album:City Of Evil
Genre: Hard Rock/Rock
# Of Tracks:11
Favorite songs:Beast And The Harlot, Blinded In Chains, Bat Country, Seize The Day, The Wicked End, Betrayed, Strength Of The World, M.I.A
Review:This album breaks off from the other 2 by getting rid of screaming almost all together.
But, getting rid of the scream, they added a solo in almost every song. and the solos are the best around. Every song is great.
Beast And The Harlot is a superb song, featured on guitar Hero 2, and is the first track, awesome solo, and great drumming.
Blinded In Chains just goes all out. Prob one of the most awesome songs, and the most metal t gets on the album.
and the other songs pull no punches.
Bat Country is the most popular song on there album.
Seize the day is a slow, sad song. It is one of the great song, and solo.
Thw Wicked end, betrayed and strenght of the world are heavy, and powerful vocals. great solos and great songs.
M.I.A is the final track, and almost a 2 minute solo. Brilliant begginning middle AND END!
Name of Artist: AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Album: Avenged Sevenfold [Self-Titles]
Genre: Rock/Hard Rock
# Of Tracks:10
Favorite songs: Critical Acclaim, Almost Easy, Scream, Afterlife, Lost, AA Little Piece Of Heaven.
Review: This is prob one of the (if not the) greatest album made. The tracks are heavy, slowing it down here and there, and awesome duel guitars and drums.
Critical Acclaim starts it off with a nice intro feel at the beginning, then blasts the brutal rock n roll. Insane solos and awesome duel guitars.
Next track is Almost Easy, another awesome song, with a kickass solo and vocals, the drums are nothing short of amazing.
and the track after that is scream. Which is a awesome track with nice guitar and awesome solo.
And the next track is Afterlife, aother awesome hit by A7X.Another great solo and guitars.
Lost uses awesome voice distortion during the chorus and great Duel guitar at the beginning. And an awesome solo at the end.
A Little Piece Of Heaven is a awesome song that changes it up a lil bit. Its a creepy song, with awesome drum, and orchestra.
Artist name: Behemoth
Album: The Apostasy
Genre: Blackened Death metal
Number of tracks: 11
Favorite songs: At The Left Hand Ov God, Kriegsphilosophie, Slaying the Prophets Ov Isa, Inner Sanctum, Christ Grinding Avenue, and Promertherion .
Behemoths latest creation, which was released in '07, is a great example of the new school of death metal. Avid use of the harmonic and melodic minor scales give the album a great aura of sound.
The music speaks for itself, this has to be one of the best death metal albums in the past 10 years. Crushing rhythms and sick leads make this a must hear for any death metal fan.
It starts with an the intro "Rome 64 C.E." which is more of a warm up than it is an intro, seeing as how the albums actual songs are way more intense. It also gets you in the mood a bit, rather than just releasing your best stuff first and having nothing to fall back on.
The first real song "Slaying the Prophets of Isa" has an almost slideing rythem to it seems like its going left and right at times. A damn good track none the less.
The next track "Promertherion", is just a "destroy everything" track. Its just riff after riff of power and makes you beg for more!
"At the Left Hand Ov God" is by far the albums most epic song. with an awesome acoustic intro, progressive song structure, and one hell of an outro, this song is the best bang for your buck on the album.
And Just to cut this review short, Behemoth is redefining the death metal genre, how long til they snag the death metal crown from whoever it may be? who knows!
artist - prince
album - planet earth
genre(for this cd alone) - *, rock, r&b, pop
number of tracks - 10
favourite songs - guitar, somewhere here on earth, lion of judah
review - having spanned countless genres and countless albums, prince continues his return to the wider public having topped the charts again with his previous 2 albums and performed at the superbowl as well as many sell out tours...this is a decent enough cd which has a nice flow to the songs, but on the whole does hardly showcase the reasons why he is such an important artist. while songs such as guitar hark back to past examples of catchy tunes, much of the cd feels forgettable in comparison to previous works. at times there are glimpses littered around of his skills, such as his guitar solo on the title track and lion of judah, but it just doesnt compare to what he has offered before.
overall, a solid enough cd which is certainly worth a listen...but offers nothing spectacularly new to his catalogue.
overall rating - 5.5/10
Band - Rush
Album - Spirit of the Radio
Genre - Classic Rock, Sci-fi in a way.
Number of Tracks - 16
Favorite Songs - Freewill, Spirit of the Radio, Tom Sowyer and Limelight
This album will have you jumping for joy, air-guitaring till midnight, or taking a moment to take the song in. With so many classics put into one CD, it's like a high-school reunion with the best bands ever. With songs you'll remember forever, it's not that hard to memorize the huge amount of lyrics packed into a song, or the tons of notes. On the plus side, you can hear Neil Peart, Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee all playing Rush songs from 1970s. I recommend this to any classic rock fan.
Name of Artist Slipknot
Album All Hope Is Gone
Favorite songs All of em, but the remake of Vermilion is awesome
Review: All in all, the album reminds me of their older stuff, with the faster than lightning drums and the crunchy sickly sweet guitar riffs tuned so low it's guaranteed to cause cancer to any small children and pets. The last time i was this pumped about a metal album was when Pantera came out with Reinventing the Steel.
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