Kerrang!'s Scores

  • Music
For 733 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 62% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 35% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 1.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 73
Highest review score: 100 Evanescence
Lowest review score: 20 What The...
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 733
733 music reviews
    • 75 Metascore
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    With its warm production and perfect pacing The Dissent Of Man is a fitting way to celebrate this band's 30th birthday, and their continued, even elevated, relevance. [18 Sep 2010, p.56]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    While bleakness is certainly prominent throughout, this album has many different shades and it is these contrasts that make it so vital. It's an album that bursts with ambition, and that Bring Me The Horizon pull it off so powerfully further confirms their greatness. [25 Sep 2010, p.50]
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    • 100 Metascore
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    Pinkerton still stands tall as a modern rock classic. [6 Nov 2010, p.51]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    Rock'n'roll used to be about greatness, about escape and heroes. Once, you could get lost in an album, entangled in its world. It's been a long time since that has been the case. Danger Days...will change that.[13 Nov 2010, p.50]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    The Hunter is an album in which to lose yourself. [24 Sep 2011, p.52]
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    • 63 Metascore
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    This album's consistent quality should easily re-establish Evanescence back on the rock map in 2011. [1 Oct 2011, p.52]
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    • 87 Metascore
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    The Wonder years have not only delivered a genuinely great pop-punk record but a genuinely great record, period. [8 Oct 2011, p.50]
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    • 91 Metascore
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    While Unto The Locust has much within it that will appeal to unreconstructed customers, parts of this work showcase a unit whose creative appetites are still restless and free.
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    • 96 Metascore
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    A genuinely life-changing record. [3 Dec 2011, p.50]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    Les Voyages De L'Ame will surely stand unchallenged as the most ineffably beautiful record of 2012. [21 Jan 2012, p.54]
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    • 93 Metascore
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    On the evidence of their third full-length, this Scranton four-piece posses not one, but two examples [of good lyricists]. [19 Feb 2012, p.50]
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    • 78 Metascore
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    Ex Lives should help them join the big boy's table. [3 Mar 2012, p.52]
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    • 68 Metascore
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    The time when even twitter goes quiet and the world belongs to the insomniacs, the troubled and the drunk, all of who will find solace in the Thurlows' urber-moody noisepop. [2 Jun 2012, p.53]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    It's an utterly loveable album which truly says more in those 13 minutes than some bands manage in entire careers. [19 May 2012, p.54]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    It's every bit the momentous record it needed to be. [28 Apr 2012, p.53]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    They deliver 18 tracks of timeless, gimmick-free and inventive rock. [14 Jul 2012, p.52]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    All We Love We Leave Behind will sit alongside the very best. [6 Oct 2012, p.53]
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    • 94 Metascore
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    This is a weird, unconventional and utterly thrilling classic. [29 Sep 2012, p.53]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Honor Found In Decay is another milestone in a catalogue which consists of nothing but milestones. [3 Nov 2012, p.53]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    They still deliver their challenging music with effortless ease. [[10 Nov 2012, p.54]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    This is a wonderful document of a great show. [24 Nov 2012, p.52]
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    • 85 Metascore
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    Put simply, Vertikal is truly breathtaking. [26 Jan 2013, p.55]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    Album number two towers over its predecessor.... There's beauty within these snapshots of frenzy where there was once just void. [16 Feb 2013, p.52]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    Welcome Oblivion confirms that the music world needs a band like How To Destroy Angels, too. [2 Mar 2013, p.50]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Sempiternal sounds like a record that wants the world--that's all of it, not just the bits where longhairs dwell--which is refreshing for a metal record in 2013. [30 Mar 2013, p.52]
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    • 80 Metascore
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    Nails have delivered one of the most savage and head-spinning albums of the year so far. [6 Apr 2013, p.53]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    It marks their perfection of the swooning pop stuff they've been churning out since 2006. [30 Mar 2013, p.54]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    It's an often staggering record, by a great band, defying odds, on a hell of a run of first-lass creative form. [4 May 2013, p.52]
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    • 72 Metascore
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    In its eight track, Ozzy, Tony, and bassist Geezer Butler have managed to once again capture that special essence which makes them so magical. And it's bloody fantastic. [1 Jun 2013, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    It helps the record sounds amazing. [6 Jul 2013, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    It was a given that Hesitation Marks would provide Nine Inch Nails with a future. But what's so impressive here is that it's given then a future every bit as promising as their illustrious past. [31 Aug 2013, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Fortress is Alter Bridge's most aggressive album to date. [21 Sep 2013, p.52]
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    • 73 Metascore
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    It's fast, It's slow, It's mature, without being boring; it rocks, even when it's doesn't. It's also one of the best albums of 2013, if not the best. [12 Oct 2013, p.50]
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    • 90 Metascore
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    The entire effort is catchy, feel-good and quite simply, pop-punk at its finest. [12 Oct 2013, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    With tracks such as Clarity and Without Prejudice helping make this the most accessible Protest The Hero release to date, every one of these 11 tracks have enough substance to fulfill all your musical wants and needs. [26 Oct 2013, p.54]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    This is a very reflective record that refuses to exist only on one level, and though it's a cliche to say it, the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. [1 Feb 2014, p.52]
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    • 82 Metascore
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    It's all deathly bleak, fantastically original, and the heaviest album of 2014. [12 Apr 2014, p.54]
    • 88 Metascore
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    Swans are a feast of musical riches, and To Be Kind is kind of essential. [10 May 2014, p.54]
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    • 84 Metascore
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    Phillip and Down are on a roll from which there's no signs of them slowing down any time soon. [10 May 2014, p.52]
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    • 92 Metascore
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    Every Time I Die have just released one of the most essential records of 2014. [5 Jul 2014, p.52]
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    • 76 Metascore
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    The Black Market is a magnificent wake-up call. [12 Jul 2014, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    At it's best, it's a thing of beauty. But if the duo's choruses set the gold standard, it's the riffs that are worth their weight in platinum. [23 Aug 2014, p.54]
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    • 70 Metascore
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    The Day's War is a record worthy of reclaiming all those devalued adjectives that have seem co-opted bu other, less-deserving recipients. [23 Aug 2014, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    The Physical world is a perfect storm of groovy punk. [13 Sep 2014, p.54]
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    • 83 Metascore
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    It's not nice, but Electric Wizard prove here that sometimes to achieve perfection, all you need is hate. [20 Sep 2014, p.53]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    It's just an album of bona fide, polished, often odd, perfect pop-rock. [27 Sep 2014, p.52]
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    • 75 Metascore
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    Hesitant Alien is a magnificently oddly-shaped album that glides and jerks between styles like a turbo-charged rubber ball. [20 Sep 2014, p.52]
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    • 86 Metascore
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    At its best, The Weird And Wonderful is as fine an articulation of the thrills, spills and general confusion of being young and different in the UK as you're likely to hear. [13 Sep 2014, p.52]
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    • 77 Metascore
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    Musically, this is the most extreme Slipknot have sounded since 2001's Iowa. [25 Oct 2014, p.52]
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    • 81 Metascore
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    Set It Off have created their own sub-genre in an oversubscribed pop-rock scene and absolutely nailed it. [11 Oct 2014, p.53]
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    • 100 Metascore
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    The 16 songs that comprise these two albums [Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy] remaining blinding and deafening examples of strident, courageous music. [18 Oct 2014, p.54]
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    • 98 Metascore
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    The 16 songs that comprise these two albums [Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy] remaining blinding and deafening examples of strident, courageous music. [18 Oct 2014, p.54]
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    • 88 Metascore
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    You've got a positively enchanting album, from what's easily the best new band of 2014. [1 Nov 2014, p.54]
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    • 95 Metascore
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    The bonus material could've included more B-sides and fewer half-formed demos, but that's a niggle: the 28 tracks here still sound fantastic. [25 Oct 2014, p.54]
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    • 96 Metascore
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    This is a modern metal classic. [8 Nov 2014, p.52]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    The Mindsweep is the most enjoyable album Enter Shikari have ever made. [3 Jan 2015, p.52]
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    • 89 Metascore
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    Only one [band] could still sound this savage 15 albums in. [17 Jan 2015, p.53]
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    • 67 Metascore
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    The Day Is My Enemy is the most exciting--and most angrily British--album of the year. [21 Mar 2015, p.52]
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    • 79 Metascore
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    This is not a time-weathered, diluted imitation of Faith No More. This, ladies and gents, is still "The Real Thing." [9 May 2015, p.52]
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