Metal

Artist: 
Between The Buried and Me
Label: 
Victory

This is a mixture of grind and some hardcore with a bit of melody thrown in for good measure. This has some horrific clean vocals but aside from that is intense, off-beat grind. Cool riffs and stop-start beats that will throw you off.

Sounds Like: 
The Red Chord
Sounds Like: 
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Name: 
Matthew Johnson
Date Reviewed: 
09/10/2010
Artist: 
The Black Dahlia Murder
Label: 
Metal Blade

If you don't know The Black Dahlia Murder, well, that's not the craziest thing to say. These guys have a generally intense song, but the singer kind of sounds like the singer from In Flames at times, but not as good. They also have that "I'm singing from my throat and it's raspy and low" thing going a lot, which is fine, but they just swap between the two styles so interchangably it's odd. As far as their technical skills, TBDM are solid. The guitars are fast paced, intense, and totally brutal (to quote Austrian Death Machine).

Sounds Like: 
Job For A Cowboy
Sounds Like: 
Whitechapel
Sounds Like: 
Suicide Silence
Name: 
Scott Angus
Date Reviewed: 
10/12/2009
Artist: 
Dying Fetus
Label: 
Relapse

So, the new Dying Fetus album is finally here. And that means... what exactly? I mean, DF is one of the most controversial death metal acts in the history of the genre, based purely on frontman John Gallagher's hip-hop influences (and rampant elitism abound among metal music's fans). I myself have never had any problemms with the rap chunks that Johnny boy throws in the fray. In fact, I think this album has a particular problem in the metal department. It's a tad too melodic for what Dying Fetus fans have come to expect.

Sounds Like: 
Suffocation
Sounds Like: 
Decapitated
Sounds Like: 
Cannibal Corpse
Name: 
Kris 'Nemesis' Yancey
Date Reviewed: 
03/18/2007
Artist: 
Dying Fetus
Label: 
Relapse

COOKIE MONSTER VOCALS! These guys are fuckin' sick death metal with amazing musicianship & a singer who sounds like the fuckin' Cookie Monster! This is one of the best death metal bands around, so get evil and play the fuck out of this! ME WANT COOKIE DEATH METAL!

Sounds Like: 
Suffocation
Sounds Like: 
Decapitated
Sounds Like: 
Cannibal Corpse
Name: 
Alex Shub
Date Reviewed: 
10/22/2000
Artist: 
Apocalyptica
Label: 
Jive

So this is Apocalyptica's 7th album and it doesn't dissapoint.  The album has some good variety, though there are some times when I feel they need a full time singer.  I like the variety that the guest singers offer, my favorite being Gavin Rossdale at this point, but I do like Joe Duplantier of Gojira quite a bit as well.  The CD has the heavier instrumetal/guest singer songs and then it has some very slow and beautiful instrumentals featuring orchestral instrumentation (not full of course) that sounds amazing.  Overall the CD definitely has a theme to its sound and it

Sounds Like: 
Apocalyptica (if you don't know who that is...facepalm)
Name: 
Scott Angus
Date Reviewed: 
09/08/2010
Artist: 
Opeth
Label: 
Roadrunner

Opeth are not a band that lets their fans down, especially when it comes to playing live. This live 3 disc set showcases some of the band's best work (Disc 1 consists entirely of the band's brilliant album Blackwater Park). The band pulls off each of their songs flawlessly. Keyboardist Per Wiberg, who joined the band on 2005's Ghost Reveries, manages to fit his talents into the band's older material without sounding intrusive or forced at all (especially on the song "Harvest"). If you are a fan of Opeth (or good music in general), this collection is an absolute must.

Sounds Like: 
Katatonia
Sounds Like: 
Porcupine Tree
Sounds Like: 
Cynic
Sounds Like: 
Bloodbath
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2010
Artist: 
Judas Priest
Label: 
Columbia/Legacy

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this landmark album's release, Judas Priest have released this special edition of British Steel- and what a sweet package it is. Disc 1 contains the original album, remastered. Disc 2 features the band playing the album live from start to finish, with a few other songs thrown in for good measure. Needless to say, this album is essential for all Priest fans, and is a good starting point for new fans.

Sounds Like: 
Iron Maiden
Sounds Like: 
KISS
Sounds Like: 
Scorpions
Name: 
Alex Lopez
Date Reviewed: 
09/07/2010
Artist: 
Cattle Decapitation
Label: 
Metal Blade

Yeaaah... it's Cattle Decap. Tech/death metal kinda stuff. Lyrics are pretty damn funny and about eating people. Nothing out of the ordinary. The style and recording quality are a matter of personal preference, personally I hate the sound quality. Play this if you like Cattle Decap or feel the need for some decent death metal

Sounds Like: 
Gorerotted
Sounds Like: 
Suffocation
Sounds Like: 
Cephalic Carnage
Name: 
Ian Davies
Date Reviewed: 
09/08/2004
Artist: 
Cattle Decapitation
Label: 
Metal Blade

The vegans from San Diego are at it again. Deep guttural vocals & lyrics about medical procedures. My favorite grindcore band. They make me want to turn vegan! (well, not quite...)

Sounds Like: 
Cephalic Carnage
Sounds Like: 
Skinless
Sounds Like: 
Dying Fetus
Name: 
Ted Griffin
Date Reviewed: 
09/05/2006
Artist: 
Cattle Decapitation
Label: 
Metal Blade

Cattle Decapitation is a progressive, vegan, death, grindcore band which advocates the expulsion of the human race from the earth, and advocating animal rights. This album starts off right where Humanure left off and continues to push the limits of extreme metal adding a clear sense of melody and tecfhnicality that has been absent from previous albums while maintaining the sick fucking Decap. sound... Play if you want to hear what a cow excreting human remains sounds like. 7/10

Sounds Like: 
Psycroptic
Sounds Like: 
Obscura
Sounds Like: 
Suffocation
Name: 
Zeke Silva
Date Reviewed: 
02/01/2009
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