100+ Albums ....

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Black Lava - Soul Furnace (2022)

-Blackened Death Metal

My Ratings: 76.512
-Rank: 616 (out of 2401)
-Median: 76.0
-Range: 10.4

Best Track: Origins [82.0]

First time hearing Black Lava from the boys down under. Blackened Death with added Sludge defines the atmosphere. Liked 8 of the 9 tracks with 4 tracks making my playlist.
 

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Strigoi - Viscera (2022)

-Death Metal

My Ratings: 73.980
-Rank: 1220 (out of 2402)
-Median: 75.5
-Range: 7.6

Best Track: Bathed in a Black Sun [76.6]
 

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Venom Inc. - Ave (2017)

-Speed/Black/Heavy Metal

My Ratings: 77.783
-Rank: 436 (out of 2403)
-Median: 77.0
-Range: 12.6

Best Track: Ave Satanas [85.6]

Solid thrashy old school black album at times sounds a bit like Motorhead.
 
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Stoned Jesus - Seven Thunders Roar (2012)

-Doom Metal

My Ratings: 75.410
-Rank: 862 (out of 2404)
-Median: 76.0
-Range: 6.6

Best Track: Electric Mistress [79.0]
 

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Exhorder - Slaughter in the Vatican (1990)

-Thrash Metal

My Ratings: 70.655
-Rank: 1954 (out of 2405)
-Median: 70.7
-Range: 5.0

Best Track: Desecrater (73.0)

Only liked 3 of the 8 tracks.....
 

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An Abstract Illusion - Woe (2022)

-Progressive Black/Death Metal

My Ratings: 75.727
-Rank: 789 (out of 2406)
-Median: 76.0
-Range: 6.4

Best Track: The Behemoth that Lies Asleep [78.0]

This one reminded me a lot of Opeth and some Gojira. The first 4 tracks are solid... liked 6 of the 7 tracks.... this album is the #1 album of 2022 by MetalStorm voters.
 

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Disillusion - Ayam (2022)

Melodic Progressive Death Metal

My Ratings: 71.530
-Rank: 1801 (out of 2407)
-Median: 71.0
-Range: 5.6

Best Track: Abide the Storm (76.4)

#2 album for 2022 by MetalStorm voters. I see why people are really into it but it just was not for me. Liked 4 of the 8 tracks.
 

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Brymir - Voices in the Sky (2022)

-Extreme Folk/Pagan Metal

My Ratings: 73.019
-Rank: 1465 (out of 2408)
-Median: 72.6
-Range: 4.8

Best Track: Borderland [74.8]

#3 album for 2022 by MetalStorm voters. Did not know what to expect with this being not a familiar genre for me. Had some Melodic and Symphonic elements as well. Liked 9 of the 11 tracks but none made my playlist....
 

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Smoke - Groupthink (2022)

-Stoner Metal/Heavy Psych

My Ratings: 81.013
-Rank: 192 (out of 2409)
-Median: 81.0
-Range: 11.6

Best Track: Temple [87.2]

Great album. Slow riffs, hypnotic vocals this one took me for a nice ride. 6 of the 7 tracks make my playlist. Debut album, will be looking forward to future releases!!!!!
 

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Acid Witch - Rot Among Us (2022)

-Doom Metal

My Ratings: 76.680
-Rank: 592 (out of 2410)
-Median: 75.3
-Range: 10.0

Best Track: Rot Among Us [83.0]

Spooky tales told in raspy vocal with heavy doom riffs......
 

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Messa - Close (2022)

-Ambient Doom Metal

My Ratings: 71.246
-Rank: 1847 (out of 2411)
-median: 71.6
-Range: 8.4

Best Track: Pilgrim [76.0]
 

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The Howling Void - Into Darkness Ever More Profound (2023)

-Symphonic Funeral Doom Metal

My Ratings: 73.240
-Rank: 1417 (out of 2412)
-Median: 73.8
-Range: 4.0

Best Track: Impenetrable Gloom [74.6]

5th album I have heard from them and this one seemed a bit off to me. Did not affect me or give me the sense of dismal gloom... maybe I was not in the right frame for this one. While not a bad album this one does rank at the bottom compared to the other 4 I had heard.
 

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Obituary - Dying of Everything (2023)

-Death Metal

My Ratings: 74.220
-Rank: 1171 (out of 2413)
-Median: 75.3
-Range: 9.6

Best Track: Weaponize the Hate [77.6]

Liked this one much better than their last. Liked 7 of the 10 tracks with 3 making my playlist. Still like their early stuff better though.
 

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Motionless in White - Scoring the End of the World (2022)

-Industrial Metalcore

My Ratings: 68.853
-Rank: 2152 (out of 2414)
-Median: 68.0
-Range: 9.6

Best Track: Sign of Life [73.6]

Not a fan of Metalcore and this one definitely had a lot of that going on. Also some Nu Metal at times as well as industrial and overall I did not care for it. I did though like the first 3 tracks but nothing really after that. This is a band that has been mentioned to me by multiple people but it is just not my taste.
 

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Ahab - The Coral Tombs (2023)

-Nautik Funeral Doom Metal

My Ratings: 74.527
-Rank: 1093 (out of 2415)
-Median: 75.6
-Range: 7.4

Best Track: The Coral Tomb [77.4]

Liked 5 of the 7 tracks with one making my playlist. The vocals when clean got on my nerves a bit....
 

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Alkamaton - The Great Cerulean Sleep (2023)

-Progressive Stoner Rock

My Ratings: 77.490
-Rank: 468 (out of 2416)
-Median: 77.0
-Range: 6.0

Best Track: Fluvial Veil [81.0]

First time hearing this trio from Findland. Liked all 5 tracks with 4 of them heading to my playlist. Some hypnotic vibes with this one.....
 

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SpiritWorld - Deathwestern (2022)

Hardcore/Thrash Metal

My Ratings: 73.146
-Rank: 1439 (out of 2417)
-Median: 74.6
-Range: 10.6

Best Track: Purafied in Violence [77.6]

Loved the thrashy riffing but did not care for the metalcore vocal delivery. This album needed more variety as about half way through it all started sounding the same.....
 

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Lord Mountain - The Oath (2023)

-Doom Metal

My Ratings: 76.041
-Rank: 724 (out of 2418)
-Median: 76.6
-Range: 4.0

Best Track: The Oath [77.6]

Debut full length album. Liked all the tracks with 3 moving on to my playlist. This was your basic Doom with Heavy Metal elements. Good stuff.
 
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Boil - A New Decay (2010)

-Progressive/Alternative Rock

My Ratings: 77.460
-Rank: 473 (out of 2419)
-Median: 77.0
-Range: 5.6

Best Track: Sleepwalker [80.6]

First impression, Tool influenced. As I am starting to get more into Prog I stumbled across this one and immediately I was into it. Liked all the tracks with 6 getting on my playlist. I will definitely like it even more with multiple listens but what is need is a stronger vocal performance. I like it already but it could be great with a bit more intensity.
 

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Iron Void - IV (2023)

-Doom Metal

My Ratings: 79.312
-Rank: 295 (out of 2420)
-Median: 78.0
-Range: 11.0

Best Track: Grave Dance [86.6]

These guys want to sound like old school Doom and they do a great job at it. Will be checking out their other albums. Liked all the tracks with 5 making my playlist. This album will likely finish in my top albums for 2023.
 

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Boil - A New Decay (2010)

-Progressive/Alternative Rock

My Ratings: 77.460
-Rank: 473 (out of 2419)
-Median: 77.0
-Range: 5.6

Best Track: Sleepwalker [80.6]

First impression, Tool influenced. As I am starting to get more into Prog I stumbled across this one and immediately I was into it. Liked all the tracks with 6 getting on my playlist. I will definitely like it even more with multiple listens but what is need is a stronger vocal performance. I like it already but it could be great with a bit more intensity.
Have you listened to any Porcupine Tree or Steven Wilson solo stuff? IQ?
 

vamp2syd

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Have you listened to any Porcupine Tree or Steven Wilson solo stuff? IQ?
I've listened to two Porcupine Tree albums.... In Absentia which I did not care for and Closure which I liked. I use to not care for Prog that much but now getting more and more into it. I will probably look into more albums by this band....

I have not heard any of his solo stuff or IQ.
 

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Strider - Midnight Zen (2023)

-Heavy Rock

My Ratings: 74.450
-Rank: 1115 (out of 2421)
-Median: 75.6
-Range: 5.8

Best Track: Hive [76.6]

First time hearing this band. Be it Heavy Rock or Stoner not really that much difference. This one flows pretty good... liked 4 of the 5 tracks but none moved on to the playlist. Will listen to more of them in the future.
 

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Kansas - Song For America (1975)

-Progressive Rock

My Ratings: 71.470
-Rank: 1822 (out of 2422)
-Median: 72.0
-Range: 8.2

Best Track: Down the Road [75.2]

4th Kansas album I have heard. Only liked 4 of the 7 tracks and nothing was great.
 

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The Moody Blues - To Our Childrens Childrens Children (1969)

-Progressive Rock

My Ratings: 74.854
-Rank: 1022 (out of 2423)
-Median: 75.4
-Range: 14.0

Best Track: Gypsy [81.0]

Well, this album had two tacks on it that I did not like and that is the first time I have not liked anything from the Moody Blues. The other tracks though were pretty solid with 5 moving on to the playlist. Overall, I did not like this album as much as their previous 3 but still a solid album.
 

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Summoner's Circle - Chaos Vector (2021)

-Progressive Blackened Death Metal

My Ratings: 75.080
-Rank: 955 (out of 2424)
-Median: 76.0
-Range: 11.0

Best Track: The Heirophants [79.0]

Cthulu..... concept album with doom type lyrics. Once again this band bends genres bouncing from Death to Black with essence of Doom and enough measure changes for the prog to devour. Liked most of the tracks but this one does not measure up to their previous great album. Not sure why I did not listen to this one in 2021......
 

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Memoriam - Rise to Power (2023)

-Death Metal

My Ratings: 72.330
-Rank: 1636 (out of 2425)
-Median: 72.4
-Range: 5.2

Best Track: The Conflict is Within [75.2]

Looking forward to this one but ended up disappointed. Only liked 5 of the 8 tracks. Like their previous works much better.
 

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Malice Divine - Everlasting Ascendancy (2023)

-Melodic Black Metal

My Ratings: 70.605
-Rank: 1981 (out of 2426)
-Median: 70.8
-Range: 8.6

Best Track: Apparitions of Conquest [74.6]

One man band from Toronto. Melodic Black with some dance of Death... liked the first two tracks but then only 1 out of the last 6. Overall, did not care for this one....
 

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Spaceslug - Lemanis (2016)

-Stoner Metal

My Ratings: 73.060
-Rank: 1470 (out of 2427)
-Median: 75.3
-Range: 10.4

Best Track: Grand Orbiter [76.0]
 

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Soen - Lotus (2019)

-Progressive Rock

My Ratings: 73.490
-Rank: 1366 (out of 2428)
-Median: 75.0
-Range: 10.0

Best Track: Opponent [77.6]

This one started out strong but did not care for the last 3 tracks.
 
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