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Old 12-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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35.El-P-Cancer 4 Cure
I slept on this album for a while, but thanks to Ryan (BloodoftheKings) and NecroRob's recommendation I checked it out. This is some great underground hip-hop. El-P has got a crisp flow and his lyrics have a nice edge to them. El-P also does most of the production himself and his synth/bass heavy style is amazing. An added bonus is the nice guest spots from the likes of Killer Mike and Danny Brown, who both kill their respective verses. Great record and this won't be the last record that El-P contributed to that appears on my list.

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1.Tougher Colder Killer (ft. Killer Mike and Despot)
2.Oh Hail No (ft.Mr Muthafuckin' eXquire and Danny Brown)
3.The Full Retard
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Just went back to Cancer 4 Cure the other day. Great stuff.
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34.Parkway Drive-Atlas
Australian metalcore act Parkway Drive is one of the more consistent acts in the genre. You know pretty much exactly what your getting with them, but their music doesn't really get old. That being said, the quality of Atlas still surprised me. The breakdowns are used far more sparingly and effectively than they were on their previous record Deep Blue and there is an enhanced focus on melody and even some experimentation. I mean when did you expect to hear strings, piano, and female clean vocals to be featured on a Parkway Drive record? The cool thing is that amidst trying new things, Parkway Drive never forgets who they are. Winston McCall is still delivering intense, hardcore-inspired vocals, Luke Kilpatrick is still writing killer melodic riffs, and the breakdowns still hit hard. This is Parkway Drive's best since Horizons and is able to achieve just the right balance between experimenting with new elements and keeping the elements that made them enjoyable in the first place.

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1.The River
2.Wild Eyes
3.Dream Run
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Parkway Drive ahead of Cattle Decap?
You went full retard son.
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Parkway Drive ahead of Cattle Decap?
You went full retard son.
Thanks Like I said in Cattle Decap write-up, This album would've been a lot higher it wasn't for Travis Ryan's "clean vocals". They grated on me big time and it took away from the high quality of the music and Ryan's amazing screaming vocals to a pretty decent extent. Moving on with the countdown....

33.Gaza-No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Gaza pulls no punches as usual on No Absolutes in Human Suffering. Their sludgey yet spastic and relentlessly heavy brand of hardcore is just as punishing and satisfying as ever. It's a little bit repetitive at times, but that's more than made up with the energy and intensity that Gaza has in droves. Not quite as good as He is Never Coming Back, but another savage and worthy effort from the finest export in the history of Utah.

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1.The Vipers
2.Mostly Hair and Bones Now
3.Skull Trophy
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:55 AM
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32.Testament-Dark Roots of Earth
A bit more melodic than usual for Testament, but it's still great old-school thrash. It's got all the Testament staples: Nice riffs, amazing solos, thunderous drums, and Chuck Billy's soaring, gritty vocals. It's definitely a tad bit overrated and It didn't pack quite as much as punch as their comeback Formation of Damnation, but Dark Roots of Earth is still a damn fine record that will more than please thrash fans.

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1.Man Kills Mankind
2.Rise Up
3.Dark Roots of Earth
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31.Goatwhore-Blood for the Master
Goatwhore deliver another blast of thrash, death, and black metal that is a lot of extreme metal fun. Sammy Duet offers up a lot of distorted riffs and Ben Falgoust demonic bark is still as evil as ever. Goatwhore doesn't change up too much from album to album, but they are consistent band that knows what their audience wants and they deliver on the record.

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1.Embodiment of This Bitter Chaos
2.In Deathless Tradition
3.An End to Nothing
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30.Hour of Penance-Sedition
My main thought while listening to Sedition was why I haven't to Hour of Penance sooner? This is some really badass brutal/technical death metal. They combine the two sides brilliantly and effortlessly and it makes for extreme metal bliss. They remind me a lot of Behemoth and Fleshgod Apocalypse (which makes complete sense considering how many members of Fleshgod were once in Hour of Penance). "Ascension" is one of the best songs I've heard all year. The groove-esque riff in the middle is guaranteed to start crazy pits in the live setting. Sedition is great stuff and I will be delving more into Hour of Penance's discography soon.

Standout Tracks
1.Ascension
2.The Cannibal Gods
3.Decimate the Ancestry of the Only God
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29.Gojira-L'Enfant Sauvage
This album really should be higher, but Gojira has been leaving a bad taste in my mouth after my whole debacle of failing to see them when I had tickets to in August (Not going to bitch about it any further and I'm fully aware it sounds stupid, but it's the truth.) While not quite up to par with their previous two masterpieces From Mars to Sirius and The Way of All Flesh, L'Enfant Sauvage is another quality album from Gojira. It's still plenty heavy and atmospheric with plenty of headbang-worthy riffs. Hopefully I get to see Gojira in 2013 so I can fully enjoy their music again.

Standout Tracks
1.The Gift of Guilt
2.Liquid Fire
3.Mouth of Kala
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28.Job For a Cowboy-Demonocracy
I'm sure this pick will be very popular here With Demonocracy,Job For a Cowboy continues their trend of blowing the doors off their previous release. The songwriting has never been better and with the additions of guitarist Tony Sannicandro and bassist Nick Schendzielos, the band has never sounded tighter. Any doubt that this band is still deathcore have been completely shattered with this LP. This is straight-up technical death metal and it kicks a whole lot of ass. If there was any record that was going to sway elitists opinion on Job For a Cowboy, It would be this. Great record and I'm really excited to see what they come out with next.

Standout Tracks
1.The Manipulation Stream
2.Tongueless and Bound
3.Nourishment Through Bloodshed
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