Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (92.5)


The indisputable entry that launched the heavy metal genre and thousands of bands to follow, Black Sabbath is a landmark release that should be labeled as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” When the rain drops and the bells chime leading to those first three simple notes that introduce “Black Sabbath,” the music world was rightfully…

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Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage (87.5)


L’Enfant Sauvage is the fifth studio album from acclaimed heavy metal band, Gojira. Translated into English as “The Wild Child,” this album was Gojira’s first on major label affiliated Roadrunner Records. Yet, while other bands have taken a notoriously commercial trajectory with major label support, the French quartet have utilized the advantages of a major label through…

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Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (100)


An iconic release by the pioneers of heavy metal and so much more, Led Zeppelin IV easily hits the mark in all rating categories.  Talk about a ground breaking recording that has it all.  The accolades and accomplishments are never-ending.  Led Zeppelin IV features eight stellar compositions that are an eternal gift to the world…

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Fear Factory – The Industrialist (67.5)


Fear Factory has always been recognized for their illustrious fusion of heavy metal and industrial rock. Having released an impressive discography of albums that have cemented them as pioneers of their unique musical hybrid, their latest release was highly anticipated. As revealed by vocalist Burton C. Bell, The Industrialist would be a concept album focusing…

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Baroness – Yellow and Green (87.5)


Baroness has now become one of those rare bands that can be categorized in numerous genres. Showing tremendous growth from their previous progressive, sludge metal efforts – Blue Album and their very impressive Red Album debut – Yellow and Green offers plenty of stoner, metal, alternative, psychedelic, progressive, post/ambient, and straight-up balls-out rock.  Interested?  You…

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