User Page: PowerWyrm

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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 months ago
AdagioListen - Life 2017
9.8
Neo Classical Prog Metal
Back to the style of the first two albums. 2017's masterpiece.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 2 years ago
AlcestListen - Kodama 2016
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Post Black Metal
One step forward... and now two steps back. After delivering some very atmospheric post rock on the last album, the band went back to the mix of post black metal/shoegaze of Ecailles de Lune. Still a very strong album, but not my favorite.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 3 years ago
Saviour Machine - Legend Part III:II 2011
9.7
Middle-Eastern Orchestral Prog Metal
Too bad this (sort of demo) album was never released properly. From what I see from this rough mix, it was indeed their best album.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 4 years ago
OpethListen - Pale Communion 2014
8.9
Prog Rock
My least favorite album since Deliverance. Seems that the growls are gone, but the songs have become more cheesy. Had to wait for the final track to find the Opeth I really like.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 4 years ago
My Dying Bride - The Vaulted Shadows 2014, Compilation
9.1
Prog-Related Doom Metal
A compilation of the two EPs "The Barghest O'Whitby" and "The Manuscript". Classic depressive doom(death).
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Comment by PowerWyrm 4 years ago
AgallochListen - The Serpent & The Sphere 2014
9.0
Prog Post Metal
A mix of the heavier stuff (Marrow) and the old stuff (Mantle, White), with a lot of acoustic/instrumental interludes. A good surprise.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 5 years ago
Manowar - Kings of Metal MMXIV 2014
6.5
Non-Prog True Metal
A re-recording of the 1988 classic. Unfortunately, light years away from the original...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 5 years ago
AgallochListen - Pale Folklore 1999
9.2
Prog Post Extreme Metal
I've completely overlooked this album when I discovered the band, probably because I started with Dead Winter Days and hated the harsh vocals. But the rest of this album is marvelous, and I'm glad I fixed the mistake...
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Review by PowerWyrm 5 years ago <Permalink>
Peste NoireListen - L'Ordure à l'état Pur 2011
8.5
Medieval Prog-Related Punk/Metal
Medieval black metal band Peste Noire delivers here a very
controversial album. The dark lyrics based on medieval poems
have been replaced here by political pamphlets around very
modern subjects: ecology, social fracture, civil war... The
music, quite far from their black metal roots, is an eclectic
mix of punk/rock, ska, french folk, eurodance and avant-garde
metal. Vocals alternate between male and female, clean, spoken,
growls, carnivalesque... It's a mess, but a good mess. Most
funny album I've listened in ages.
Review by PowerWyrm 5 years ago <Permalink>
AnnihilatorListen - Feast 2013
7.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Nice gory cover art... so did Annihilator move to death metal? Not really... In fact, it's probably their most balanced album since All For You.

Okay there are still a lot of fast paced thrash metal songs, but that's the trademark of Annihilator since the first day. However, this time, the band added more melodic songs ("No Surrender", "One Falls, Two Rise"), a ballad ("Perfect Angel Eyes"), even the guitar interludes are back. In the end, an enjoyable album.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 5 years ago
UlverListen - Messe I.X-VI.X 2013
9.5
Minimalistic Prog Post Rock
The sadest music I've listened in ages...

Mimimalistic electronica backed up with a classical orchestra. Almost a requiem.
Comment by PowerWyrm 5 years ago
Orphaned LandListen - All Is One 2013
9.8
Middle-Eastern Prog Metal
This is their most melodic album to date. Shorter songs, less metallic, with the middle-eastern parts put in front. One of the best albums of the year...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 5 years ago
Black Sabbath - 13 2013
9.7
Non-Prog Doom Metal/Rock
Monstruously produced and doomy as ever! However, this clearly sounds like a swansong...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
AmorphisListen - Circle 2013
9.6
Prog-Related Extreme Metal
A step back from the previous albums. Less folkish, more metal-oriented. But still very enjoyable...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
MonoListen - For My Parents 2012
9.9
Instrumental Prog Post Rock
For all the parents in the world: we love you. And what better way to say it than with this gorgeous melancholic album.
Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
Kong - Merchants Of Air 2012
8.2
Instrumental Experimental Prog Metal
Good rocking instrumental progressive metal. A bit repetitive for me... but still a solid album.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures 2012
8.9
Prog-Related Doom Metal
In the vein of their last albums. Not bad, but after Evinta or even The Barghest O'Whitby, the songs lack originality...
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Review by PowerWyrm 6 years ago <Permalink>
Cradle of FilthListen - Midnight In The Labyrinth 2012, Compilation
9.3
Orchestral Non-Prog Rock
If like me you're someone that loves Cradle of Filth's music but hates the unbearable vocals they use... then this album is for you. A collection of re-recorded songs from their first albums in orchestral versions with only female vocals and male narration. No blastbeats. And no shrieks!

I just regret a few things: no "Bathory Aria" (maybe it was too long or already orchestrated enough in the original version), a pointless second disc (instrumental versions of tracks from the first disc that were already 80% instrumental), and only one new song (Goetia - clearly the worst of everything on the disc).

For sure, after listening to this record and checking the original versions, unless you're a hardcore black metal fan, you will find them quite horrible.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
The GatheringListen - Disclosure 2012
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Only one word: gorgeous.
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Comment by PowerWyrm 6 years ago
KreatorListen - Phantom Antichrist 2012
8.5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
This is the second breakthrough in Kreator's career after "Coma of Souls". This album shows more maturity, with the thrashy songs perfectly blended with more melodic parts. A must have.
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Favorite LPs of 2018
Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead
 #1
9.0
Nordic Orchestral Non-Prog Extreme Metal
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next
 #2
8.9
Instrumental Non-Prog Metal
Orphaned LandListen - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs
 #3
8.7
Middle-Eastern Prog Extreme Metal
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Joe Satriani - What Happens Next 2018
 11 hours ago
8.9
Instrumental Non-Prog Metal
Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead 2018
 21 days ago
9.0
Nordic Orchestral Non-Prog Extreme Metal
Orphaned LandListen - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs 2018
 2 months ago
8.7
Middle-Eastern Prog Extreme Metal
Pillorian - Obsidian Arc 2017
 4 months ago
9.1
Prog Post Extreme Metal
AnnihilatorListen - For the Demented 2017
 6 months ago
7.2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Alice CooperListen - Paranormal 2017
 6 months ago
7.0
Non-Prog Hard Rock
Paradise Lost - Medusa 2017
 6 months ago
8.2
Non-Prog Doom Metal
AdagioListen - Life 2017
 6 months ago
9.8
Neo Classical Prog Metal
AyreonListen - The Source 2017
 9 months ago
8.9
Prog Metal
UlverListen - The Assassination of Julius Caesar 2017
 9 months ago
9.6
Prog Post Electronic/Rock
AnathemaListen - The Optimist 2017
 9 months ago
9.2
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock/Metal
KreatorListen - Gods of Violence 2017
 12 months ago
8.4
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Depeche ModeListen - Spirit 2017
 12 months ago
7.7
Non-Prog Rock/Pop
MetallicaListen - Hardwired… to Self‐Destruct 2016
 2 years ago
8.6
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
MonoListen - Requiem For Hell 2016
 2 years ago
9.6
Prog Post Rock
TestamentListen - Brotherhood of the Snake 2016
 2 years ago
7.1
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
OpethListen - Sorceress 2016
 2 years ago
8.6
Prog Rock/Metal
AlcestListen - Kodama 2016
 2 years ago
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Post Black Metal
Tarja - The Shadow Self 2016
 2 years ago
9.1
Orchestral Non-Prog Metal
Dark SunsListen - Everchild 2016
 2 years ago
9.4
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal
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