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Helpful votes received on reviews: 73% (11 of 15)
Location: Calgary, AB


Top Reviewer Ranking: 35,849 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 15
Shadows of the Dying Sun ~ Insomnium
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection, June 17 2014
Insomnium is my favorite band right now so the expectations are sky-high when they release a new CD. It took a few listens to set in but after a half-dozen spins I think this one will be another 10/10. Simply spectacular, and has enough variety with the addition of Vanhala on guitar (yet the songs credited to Vanhala still sound like 100% Insomnium).
Double Diamond ~ Firebird
Double Diamond ~ Firebird
Great classic hard rock feel. An enjoyable listen. Bill Steer can do no wrong. It is worth checking out for sure.
End of Disclosure ~ Hypocrisy
End of Disclosure ~ Hypocrisy
I have always been a huge Hypocrisy fan ever since the self-titled release in 1999 which is one of my favorite albums of all time. I liked the last couple of albums even though they were not quite as good as the classic late-90s / early 00s releases, so when End of Disclosure was released I expected the album to be an eight or a nine out of ten. However, after a few listens, this one is going to end up being a 10/10 and will probably rank as my favorite album of 2013. It has everything that I love: the heaviness, the melody, the Tagtgren riffs and vocals, and the always-perfect Abyss production. I love Hypocrisy!