User Page: PowerWyrm

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Comment by PowerWyrm 9 months ago
Therion - Beloved Antichrist 2018
8.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Very ambitious project to make a 3-hour rock opera. Definitely too long...
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Comment by PowerWyrm 2 years ago
Adagio - 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 3 years ago
Alcest - 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 4 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 5 years ago
Opeth - 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 5 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 5 years ago
Agalloch - 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 6 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 6 years ago
Agalloch - 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 6 years ago <Permalink>
Peste Noire - 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 6 years ago <Permalink>
Annihilator - 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 6 years ago
Ulver - 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 6 years ago
Orphaned Land - 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 6 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 7 years ago
Amorphis - 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 7 years ago
Mono - 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago <Permalink>
Cradle of Filth - 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 7 years ago
The Gathering - Disclosure 2012
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Only one word: gorgeous.
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Virgin Black - Requiem - Pianissimo 2018
 #1
10.0
Orchestral Neo Classical Prog-Related Classical
Tiamat - The Scarred People 2012
 #2
10.0
Non-Prog Rock
Ion - Immaculada 2010
 #3
10.0
Minimalistic Prog Post Rock
Virgin Black - Requiem - Mezzo Forte 2007
 #4
10.0
Orchestral Prog Post Doom Metal/Classical
Therion - Sirius B 2005
 #6
10.0
Symphonic Prog Metal
Ion - Madre, Protégenos 2006
 #7
10.0
Minimalistic Prog Rock
Opeth - Damnation 2003
 #8
10.0
Atmospheric Prog Rock
Alcest - Souvenirs d'un autre monde 2007
 #9
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal
Antimatter - The Judas Table 2015
 #10
9.9
Atmospheric Prog-Related Rock
Riverside - Love, Fear and the Time Machine 2015
 #11
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Metal
Alcest - Shelter 2014
 #12
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Antimatter - Fear Of A Unique Identity 2012
 #13
9.9
Atmospheric Prog-Related Rock
Mono - For My Parents 2012
 #15
9.9
Instrumental Prog Post Rock
The Gathering - Disclosure 2012
 #16
9.9
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock
Opeth - Heritage 2011
 #17
9.9
Atmospheric Retro Prog Rock
Leaves' Eyes - Meredead 2011
 #18
9.9
Non-Prog Metal
Mono - Hymn to the Immortal Wind 2009
 #19
9.9
Instrumental Prog Post Rock
Ulver - Shadows of the Sun 2007
 #20
9.9
Minimalistic Prog Post Rock
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Riverside - Wasteland 2018
 2 months ago
9.5
Atmospheric Prog Metal
Novembre - Materia 2006
 3 months ago
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Metal
The Eternal - Waiting For The Endless Dawn 2018
 4 months ago
9.4
Prog-Related Doom Metal
Virgin Black - Requiem - Pianissimo 2018
 4 months ago
10.0
Orchestral Neo Classical Prog-Related Classical
Novembre - Ursa 2016
 5 months ago
9.3
Atmospheric Prog Post Extreme Metal
Dimmu Borgir - Eonian 2018
 6 months ago
8.2
Orchestral Prog-Related Black Metal
Amorphis - Queen of Time 2018
 6 months ago
8.3
Prog-Related Extreme Metal
Therion - Beloved Antichrist 2018
 9 months ago
8.4
Orchestral Prog-Related Metal
Ministry - AmeriKKKant 2018
 12 months ago
8.0
Non-Prog Industrial
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next 2018
 12 months ago
8.9
Instrumental Non-Prog Metal
Leaves' Eyes - Sign of the Dragonhead 2018
 2 years ago
9.0
Nordic Orchestral Non-Prog Extreme Metal
Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs 2018
 2 years ago
8.7
Middle-Eastern Prog Extreme Metal
Pillorian - Obsidian Arc 2017
 2 years ago
9.1
Prog Post Extreme Metal
Annihilator - For the Demented 2017
 2 years ago
7.2
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Alice Cooper - Paranormal 2017
 2 years ago
7.0
Non-Prog Hard Rock
Paradise Lost - Medusa 2017
 2 years ago
8.2
Non-Prog Doom Metal
Adagio - Life 2017
 2 years ago
9.8
Neo Classical Prog Metal
Ayreon - The Source 2017
 2 years ago
8.9
Prog Metal
Ulver - The Assassination of Julius Caesar 2017
 2 years ago
9.6
Prog Post Electronic/Rock
Anathema - The Optimist 2017
 2 years ago
9.2
Atmospheric Prog Post Rock/Metal
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