100+ Albums ....

vamp2syd

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Sweet - Desolation Boulevard (UK-1974, US-1975)

There are two versions of this album which they only share two tracks so basically they are two different albums..... I will do UK version first followed by the US one.

My Ratings: 76.179
Rank: 527 (out of 1837)

Best Song: Fox on the Run (extended) [84.6]

Glam/Hard Rock
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My Ratings: 75.780
Rank: 590 (out of 1837)

Best Song: Ballroom Blitz [84.0]

Glam/Hard Rock

First time listening to this band other than some radio tracks..... Liked most of it. The UK version was more consistent while the US version had a lot more tracks I did not care for despite having one of my favorite songs by them on it.
 

vamp2syd

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185

Paradise Lost - Medusa (2017)

My Ratings: 75.380
Rank: 655 (out of 1838)

Best Song: The Longest Winter [78.0]

Death Doom Metal

More death less Gothic on this one.....
 

vamp2syd

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186

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Mushroomhead - A Wonderful Life (2020)

My Ratings: 71.376
Rank: 1344 (out of 1839)

Best Song: Madness Within [77.0]

Not a fan of them but they got a new singer so I gave it a shot. Liked most of it but did not enough for multiple listens....
 

vamp2syd

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187

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Paranoid Reverb - Billion Drops (2020)

My Ratings: 74.841
Rank: 760 (out of 1840)

Best Song: Angry Sun [77.0]

Stoner Rock
 

vamp2syd

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188

Carach Angren - Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten (2017)

My Ratings: 73.646
Rank: 978 (out of 1841)

Best Song: Pitch Black Box [77.2]

Symphonic Black Metal

3rd album I have heard from them and this one wasn't that bad with 2 songs on it I liked more than from any other album. They will be coming out with a new album next week which I will be checking out. See what stories they come up with this time!
 

vamp2syd

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189

Sepultura - Machine Messiah (2017)

My Ratings: 69.580
Rank: 1536 (out of 1842)

Best Song: Machine Messiah [75.0]

Nu Metal

Oh man, I just did not like this album at all and surprised that I actually rated it as high as I did. Only liked 3 of the 10 tracks and by far the worse Sepultura album I have heard.
 

vamp2syd

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190

The Faceless - In Becoming a Ghost (2017)

My Ratings: 67.934
Rank: 1658

Best Song: Cup of Mephistopheles [75.0]

Technical Death/Progressive Metal

Of all the metal genres out there my least favorite is Technical Death. I just do not like the guitars in this genre. I don't mind shredding but it is too much for me in this genre. That being said I decided to try it one more time. This band shredded but it wasn't constant as they definitely had a wide range of genre adding Industrial and Black Metal at times. I was able to find 2 songs on this album that I liked but I did not like this album overall.
 

vamp2syd

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191

38 Special - 38 Special (1977)

My Ratings: 68.713
Rank: 1609 (out of 1844)

Best Song: Around and Around [72.0]

Southern Rock

debut album that did not go over well with critics and frankly I did not like it either.....
 

vamp2syd

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192

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Bell Witch / Aerial Ruin - Stygian Bough Volume 1 (2020)

My Ratings: 72.170
Rank: 1228 (out of 1845)

Best Song: The Bastard Wind [76.0]

Funeral Doom Metal

Bell Witch teams up with Aerial Ruin to make this latest album. 5 tracks in which I liked 2 of them, 1 was just a prelude and the other 2 were OK but became boring as they did not develop into anything..... but that is Funeral Doom but this album had some acoustic guitars which was strange for this genre.
 

vamp2syd

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193

Pagan Altar - The Room of Shadows (2017)

My Ratings: 74.641
Rank: 795 (out of 1846)

Best Song: Rising of the Dead [83.0]

NWOBHM/Folk Doom

This one started out great with the opening two tracks but then it got a bit tedious on the next 4. Overall, the least favorite of their Discography but still a decent album.
 

vamp2syd

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194

Uriah Heep - Return to Fantasy (1975)

My Ratings: 69.446
Rank: 1552 (out of 1847)

Best Song: A Year or a Day [73.8]

Hard Rock

I have not liked a Uriah Heep album since 1972.
 

vamp2syd

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195

Slow - V-Oceans (2017)

My Ratings: 75.330
Rank: 666 (out of 1848)

Best Song: Ténèbres [77.2]

Atmospheric Funeral Doom Metal

First time hearing this band and for the genre it was pretty good. Comes in at #666 and they aren't even Satanic... what gives?
 

vamp2syd

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196

REO Speedwagon - Ridin' The Storm Out (1973)

My Ratings: 73.100
Rank: 1071 (out of 1849)

Best Song: Ridin' The Storm Out [83.0]

Rock

When it comes to REO I like Cronin much better than Murphy and Cronin singing Ridin' The Storm out live is 10 times better than Murphy but we have to wait until 1976 to get Cronin so I am stuck with Murphy on this album. I have not liked previous albums with Murphy as lead vocals but this one wasn't that bad as I liked more than half of the tracks.
 

vamp2syd

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197

Solitude Aeturnus - Downfall (1996)

My Ratings: 81.779
Rank: 146 (out of 1850)

Best Song: Phantoms [85.0]

Epic Doom Metal

Great album. I've heard all of them but 1 and so far this is my favorite which is strange as the fans rank this the worse of theirs..... That seems to happen a lot with me though.....
 

vamp2syd

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198

Wormwood - Ghostlands: Wounds From a Bleeding Earth (2017)

My Ratings: 67.965
Rank: 1663 (out of 1851)

Best Song: The Universe is Dying [75.6]

Melodic Black Metal

Just was not in the mood for this one. Black Metal can be tough on the ears.
 

vamp2syd

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199

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Carach Angren - Franckensteina Strataemontanus (2020)

My Ratings: 73.960
Rank: 917 (out of 1852)

Best Song: The Necromancer

Symphonic Black Metal
 

vamp2syd

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200

Sweet Smoke - Just a Poke (1970)

My Ratings: 70.541
Rank: 1461 (out of 1853)

Best Song: Baby Night [75.0]

Psychedelic Rock

Only two songs on this album though the 1st track has 3 different parts. The 2nd track has a drum solo in the middle of it. I found this album boring after the first part of the first track ended.
 

vamp2syd

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201

Septicflesh - Codex Omega (2017)

My Ratings: 69.700
Rank: 1535 (out of 1854)

Best Song: Trinity [74.0]

Atmospheric Symphonic Death Metal

This was Metal Storm's #1 Metal album for 2017. In a way I can see that but it was just not for me. Only liked half the tracks.
 

vamp2syd

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This one was by request.....

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202

Alkymist - Sanctuary (2020)

My Ratings: 77.030
Rank: 422 (out of 1855)

Best Song: Oethon [83.0]

Progressive Sludge Doom Metal

Alright. For the most part I loved this album. There was one track though I did not like but that is fair. Sludge is not something I would jump into but these guys make it sound really good.
 

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203

Convocation - Ashes Coalesce (2020)

My Ratings: 75.840
Rank: 584 (out of 1856)

Best Song: Martyrise [77.6]

Funeral Doom Metal

This is one sub-genre that is starting to grow with me. I don't think it will ever be great but I am liking more and more of it. Maybe I am getting one step closer to the edge.
 

vamp2syd

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204

Bob Seger & The Silverbullet Band - Against the Wind (1980)

My Ratings: 81.120
Rank: 166 (out of 1857)

Best Song: Fire Lake [86.0]

Heartland Rock

Another great album by Bob and the boys.....
 

Bull_Elk

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Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes (1976)
Not sure if you have listened to it or gave it a rating? The album features the 9 minute epic Poast Toastee. Three months after the album was released, Tommy Bolin died of a drug overdose. His death devastated many young guitar players at the time. Some of the songs have a different beat. In case you want to listen to Poast Toaste:

 
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vamp2syd

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Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes (1976)
Not sure if you have listened to it or gave it a rating? The album features the 9 minute epic Poast Toastee. Three months after the album was released, Tommy Bolin died of a drug overdose. His death devastated many young guitar players at the time. Some of the songs have a different beat. In case you want to listen to Poast Toaste:
Nope, I have not rated this album but I have it loaded up and ready to go sometime next week. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

vamp2syd

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205

Cavalera Conspiracy - Psychosis (2017)

My Ratings: 71.202
Rank: 1389 (out of 1858)

Best Song: Spectral War [75.2]

Groove/Death/Thrash Metal

First time listening to this band of the many of Max. To me, it sounded like a mix between Soul Fly and Sepultura..... I did not think any of it was great but some decent tracks while I did not like 3 of the 9.
 

vamp2syd

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207

Soul Grinder - Chronicles of Decay (2020)

My Ratings: 75.880
Rank: 580 (out of 1860)

Best Song: Flesh Defiler [77.6]

Death Metal

New band with debut album that sounds like old school Death Metal!!!!! Yes, looking forward to see what else they come up with over the years!
 

vamp2syd

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208

Obituary - Obituary (2017)

My Ratings: 70.255
Rank: 1486 (out of 1861)

Best Song: Kneel Before Me [73.6]

Death Metal

Obituary's 10th album. Frankly it sounded more Thrashy than Death... maybe a Death-N-Roll but overall I was disappointed in this one only liking half the tracks.
 

vamp2syd

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<My top 10 for the year 2017>

I am done with the year 2017 for now..... Did not find one great album of the bunch but anyhow this is my top 10 for that year.....

01 The Darkness at the End of Dawn - The Howling Void 78.570
02 Will To Power - Arch Enemy 78.320
03 Misleading Evil - Hazzerd 77.580
04 Nightmare Logic - Power Trip 77.180
05 Acid Mammoth - Acid Mammoth 76.960
06 Satan's Hallow - Satan's Hallow 76.134
07 Woe To The Vanquished - Warbringer 75.555
08 Trance of Death - Venenum 75.441
09 Lykaia - Soen 75.380
10 Medusa - Paradise Lost 75.380
 

vamp2syd

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Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes (1976)

My Ratings: 72.180
Rank: 1236 (out of 1862)

Best Song: Shake the Devil [76.0]

Hard/Jazz Rock

Took a couple of minutes to get into it and right away picked up on the Jazz feel. This my first listening from this artist and liked 6 of the 8 tracks. I feel this is something I could get more into with multiple listens..... Really liked the guitar style.
 

Bull_Elk

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Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes (1976)

My Ratings: 72.180
Rank: 1236 (out of 1862)

Best Song: Shake the Devil [76.0]

Hard/Jazz Rock

Took a couple of minutes to get into it and right away picked up on the Jazz feel. This my first listening from this artist and liked 6 of the 8 tracks. I feel this is something I could get more into with multiple listens..... Really liked the guitar style.
Thanks for taking time to do the rating.
 
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