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pappoelriff
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:16 am 
 

First of all, sorry but i couldnt find anywere the "exact" difference.
My concern here is about Bonnehammer record "Black Crust Invasion" its listed as an EP but the band and everywere else talk about it as a Full LP .
11 tracks and 30 min aprox, i believe it should be changed to LP in the site: https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Bonehammer/Black_Crust_Invasion/796689

Im not native english speaker, sorry for muy bad english

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Derigin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:48 am 
 

Agreed and done. So long as it's not totally unreasonable - like listing a short single as a full-length - we'll typically go with what the band labels it as.
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SF01
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:44 am 
 

I could tell what the historical definitions of EP and LP are, but this database does not honour them and use the modernised meaning of those terms.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:11 am 
 

Yes, we recognize that things aren't stuck in the past and meanings change.
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SF01
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:13 pm 
 

And yet in the past there were separate terms describing all those meanings now collectively encompassed in "LP" and "EP", some people say the language evolves and yet when one term in common speech gets the meanings of other terms, which in turn disappear the "evolution" is in fact devolution which in terms causes confusion. But I am here to contribute to the database in whatever guidelines are accepted.
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Required Fields
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:07 am 
 

Darkness Descends by Dark Angel is just over 34 minutes and has seven songs, and it is considered a full length.
Eternal Nightmare by Vio-lence is just over 35 minutes and has seven songs, and it is considered a full length.
Slaughtering the Vile by Unbidden is just over 37 minutes and has seven songs, yet that album is considered an EP.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:18 pm 
 

I hate having to repeat myself:
Derigin wrote:
So long as it's not totally unreasonable - like listing a short single as a full-length - we'll typically go with what the band labels it as.

You guys are getting hung up about semantics, when we've already stated that it's only part of the factors we consider for release type. Unless it's something egregious, we're not going to fight a band over the way it wants to market its album as either an EP or a full-length. Length does factor into the decisions, but it's not the be-all-end-all.

In any case, I feel the original question of the thread was answered at this point, and continuing the back and forth does no good.
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