The X Factor: individual album judgement by yours truly

frus

Barbed Wire Hen
Sign of the Cross 10
Lord of the Flies 6
Man on the Edge 5
Fortunes of War 5
Look For the Truth 6
The Aftermath 8
Judgement of Heaven 5
Blood on the World's Hands 8
The Edge of Darkness 7
2 A.M. 6
The Unbeliever 9

The X Factor 6,82
#10
 

Mosh

And I should contemplate this change
Staff member
SOTC - 10
Lord of the Flies - 7
Man on the Edge - 10
Fortunes of War - 8
Look for the Truth - 8
The Aftermath - 8
Judgement of Heaven - 6
Blood On the World's Hands - 10
Edge of Darkness - 6
2 A.M. - 8
The Unbeliever - 8

8.1
 

Naty

Educated Fool
Sign of The Cross - 10
Lord of the Flies - 8
Man on the Edge - 9
Fortunes of War - 8
Look for the Truth - 6
The Aftermath - 8
Judgement of Heaven - 6
Blood on the World's Hands - 7
Edge of Darkness - 9
2 A.M. - 7
The Unbeliever - 7

7,72
 

BeThyJames

Trooper
Sign of the Cross 8
Edge of Darkness 7
Look for the Truth 7
Aftermath 6
Fortunes of War 6
Lord of the Flies 6
2AM 6
Blood on the World's Hands 5
Judgement of Heaven 5
Man on the Edge 5
Unbeliever 4

The X Factor 5.9
 

terrell39

Ancient Mariner
Took this photo at Ripley's Odditorium in San Antonio in the Torture section of the tour. Reminded me of a certain X Factor photo:

 

Eddieson

Nomad
The X Factor (#11)

Sign Of The Cross: 10
Lord Of The Flies: 7
Man On The Edge: 7
Fortunes Of War: 6
Look For The Truth: 6
The Aftermath: 6
Judgement Of Heaven: 3
Blood On The World’s Hands: 8
Edge Of Darkness: 9
2 AM: 5
The Unbeliever: 6

Album Average: 6,64
 
Sign of the Cross 9
Lord of the Flies 7
Man on the Edge 8
Fortunes of War 8
Look for the Truth 7
The Aftermath 7
Judgement of Heaven 8
Blood on the World’s Hands 8
Edge of Darkness 8
2 A.M. 8
The Unbeliever 8

Album Average: 7.82

Album rankings per person
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CycleMotion

Invader
Sign of the Cross 8
Lord of the Flies 9
Man on the Edge 6
Fortunes of War 5
Look For the Truth 6
The Aftermath 8
Judgement of Heaven 7
Blood on the World's Hands 6
The Edge of Darkness 6
2 A.M. 6
The Unbeliever 6

The X Factor 6,6
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Time for uber-accurate Diesel to do a rate.

1. Lord of the Flies - 10/10
2. Sign of the Cross - 10/10
3. The Aftermath - 9.4/10
4. Judgement of Heaven - 9.3/10
5. Fortunes of War - 8.9/10
6. The Unbeliever - 8.5/10
7. 2 A.M. - 8.5/10
8. Look For The Truth - 8.3/10
9. Man On The Edge - 8/10
10. Blood On The World's Hands - 7.9/10
11. The Edge of Darkness - 7.5/10

TOTAL: 8.754...
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Sign of the Cross" - 10,0
  2. "Lord of the Flies" - 8,0
  3. "Man On the Edge" - 8,0
  4. "Fortunes of War" - 9,0
  5. "Look For the Truth" - 8,0
  6. "The Aftermath" - 8,0
  7. "Judgement of Heaven" - 7,0
  8. "Blood On the World's Hands" - 8,0
  9. "The Edge of Darkness" - 9,0
  10. "2 AM" - 6,0
  11. "The Unbeliever" - 8,0
The X Factor: 8,1
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Time for uber-accurate Diesel to do a rate.

1. Lord of the Flies - 10/10
2. Sign of the Cross - 10/10
3. The Aftermath - 9.4/10
4. Judgement of Heaven - 9.3/10
5. Fortunes of War - 8.9/10
6. The Unbeliever - 8.5/10
7. 2 A.M. - 8.5/10
8. Look For The Truth - 8.3/10
9. Man On The Edge - 8/10
10. Blood On The World's Hands - 7.9/10
11. The Edge of Darkness - 7.5/10

TOTAL: 8.754...
I just relistened to it and I need an update.

1. Sign of the Cross - 10/10
2. Lord of the Flies - 10/10
3. Man on the Edge - 8.5/10
4. Fortunes of War - 10/10
5. Look for the Truth - 10/10
6. The Aftermath - 10/10
7. Judgement of Heaven - 10/10
8. Blood on the World's Hands - 10/10
9. The Edge of Darkness - 9.5/10
10. 2 AM - 10/10
11. The Unbeliever - 10/10

Total: 9.8/10

This is a stellar album.
 

Number 6

Ancient Mariner
  1. "Sign of the Cross" - 10
  2. "Lord of the Flies" - 9
  3. "Man On the Edge" - 8
  4. "Fortunes of War" - 8
  5. "Blood On the World's Hands" - 8
  6. "The Edge of Darkness" - 7
  7. "Look For the Truth" - 7
  8. "The Aftermath" - 7
  9. "The Unbeliever" - 7
  10. "Judgement of Heaven" - 7
  11. "2 AM" - 6
The X Factor: 7,6
 

NPFTD

Invader
Sign of the Cross - 9
Lord of the Flies - 8
Man on the Edge - 9
Fortunes of War - 8
Look for the Truth - 6
The Aftermath - 8
Judgment of Heaven - 10
Blood on the World’s Hands - 9
Edge of Darkness - 9
2 A.M. - 6
The Unbeliever 8
 

Jer

Cannibal Of Rust
Just went through this myself on the individual track threads.

Sign Of The Cross - 7/10 >
Lord Of The Flies - 6/10 >
Man On The Edge - 6/10 >
Fortunes Of War - 4/10 >
Look For The Truth - 3/10 >
The Aftermath - 5/10 >
Judgement Of Heaven - 4/10 >
Blood On The World's Hands - 8/10 >
The Edge Of Darkness - 6/10 >
2 A.M. - 7/10 >
The Unbeliever - 4/10 >

Average: 5.5/10

There are a few bright spots, but mediocre songwriting and weak vocal performances drag everything down, completely tanking almost half the songs on the album.

This one's at its best when Blaze holds it together, which he manages to do on "Blood On The World's Hands" and mostly manages to do on "Sign Of The Cross" and "2 A.M."

(Album rankings by person post >)
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I just gave this album another relisten. Still love it. Will explain why tomorrow if I’m in the mood.
 
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