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Xlxlx
Argentinian Asado Supremacy

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:57 am 
 

Thanks a lot for the kind comments, people. I've been trying to go back to reviewing lately and I'm glad to see positive reactions.

Pretty sure I'm gonna tackle Sabïre's Gates Ajar next. Nice little firecracker of an EP.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:03 am 
 

Yeah Xl, good review - you managed to write about it at length without rambling on or throwing in a bunch of shit we don't care about. Keep it up.

Though personally I turned that Riot City album off after a few songs. I didn't hear anything there done better than old Riot or Priest could do.
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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:15 am 
 

Yooo, thanks, Emp! I always try to keep things nice and compact, so I'm glad to know that's working out :-D

And yeah, I totally getcha, but I dunno, I guess I have a soft spot for this sort of really passionate tributary band. Even if the music is formulaic, I can easily taste the love for the style and that does a lot for me. As I said, maybe the next record will hopefully blow me away.
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colin040
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:47 pm 
 

You weren't kidding about those vocals, man. :lol: I'm all for OTT vocals to a certain degree but that Riot City guy...yeah.

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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:42 pm 
 

Yeah man, I generally love that shit but this Savy guy isn't smart at all about it. He just sort of wails into the void and expects to not miss.
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GOOFAM
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:32 am 
 

Savy's no longer the vocalist, so we'll see if the new guy is any more tasteful when they release a new one.

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droneriot
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:45 am 
 

I haven't read the new Wilytank review but it's obviously the worst review on the entire site because it's like anti-vaxxers or flat earth society denying established scientific facts.
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Xlxlx
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:25 pm 
 

He doesn't trash the album or anything, though. It's more of an "approvingly lukewarm" thing.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:15 pm 
 

It's not a bad review or anything, but does anyone else find it fairly preposterous that oneyoudontknow pulled the whole footnote/bibiliography routine in his review of the latest Anticosm when it was only to cite Wikipedia for an extremely obvious Nietzsche quote?
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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:26 pm 
 

OYDK has been lobbying for extended formatting options like that for years. He very much treats metal reviews like term papers and it's definitely a weird quirk of his.
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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:04 pm 
 

https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/ ... odox/61869

Who allowed this to happen?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:54 pm 
 

Thexhumed wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Lykathea_Aflame/Elvenefris/7208/Unorthodox/61869

Who allowed this to happen?

It was allowed to happen due to the tacit mutual consensus of all MA members on the site rules.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:28 pm 
 

I've been waiting for someone to review the rough mix version of Storm of the Light's Bane for years now, and thankfully the review that happened for it is a pretty decent one, although I wish it went a little more in depth on the tonal differences between the pre-release and album versions. Either way, good job, robotiq!
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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:16 am 
 

gasmask_colostomy wrote:
Thexhumed wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Lykathea_Aflame/Elvenefris/7208/Unorthodox/61869

Who allowed this to happen?

It was allowed to happen due to the tacit mutual consensus of all MA members on the site rules.


It was sort of a rethorical question, more than anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:24 am 
 

Thexhumed wrote:
gasmask_colostomy wrote:
Thexhumed wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Lykathea_Aflame/Elvenefris/7208/Unorthodox/61869

Who allowed this to happen?

It was allowed to happen due to the tacit mutual consensus of all MA members on the site rules.


It was sort of a rethorical question, more than anything.

I’m vainly searching for MA’s OK symbol.

I guess it was a rhetorical answer too, if there is such a thing.

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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:51 am 
 

Props to The_Desolate_One for giving me some serious traditional doom whiplash between panning Reverend Bizarre and praising The Lamp of Thoth.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:53 am 
 

I shouldn't have done the review I did about Reverend Bizarre. They are what they are. I feel like I'd enjoy them again these days.
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:57 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I shouldn't have done the review I did about Reverend Bizarre.

AGREED!
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:16 am 
 

I knew you would be the first one to say something.
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Tanuki
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:19 pm 
 

Man, at first I was excited to see someone reviewing Savage Grace; my poor heart wasn't ready to read such a beatdown. But I gotta admit, the points were well-presented enough to make me reflect on the album less subjectively. I gotta agree some of the vocal lines weren't delivered that well, and the production is pretty damn bad. (Though I'd argue it could've been much much worse. Some 80's speed metal sounds like it was made on a Sega Genesis.)

Been digging Felix's reviews, either way. I especially liked the Violent Restitution write-up from a while back.

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Acrobat
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:34 pm 
 

I always thought their second album was better, anyway. But BOUND TO BE FREEEEEE! Felix would like it more if it were a Marduk clone from Germany. :P
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colin040
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:53 am 
 

Tanuki wrote:
(Though I'd argue it could've been much much worse. Some 80's speed metal sounds like it was made on a Sega Genesis.)


You weren't kidding, man. :lol:

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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:20 am 
 

The_Desolate_One has been on it lately. Glad to see some love for Pale Divine and Oceans of Slumber.
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SweetLeaf95
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:40 am 
 

Damn Felix, you put Helldorado THAT high but put Still Not Black Enough, The Last Command, and Babylon THAT low? Ouch.... that hurts.

Helldorado is easily the worst WASP album, in my opinion.
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Felix 1666
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:44 am 
 

I'm sorry for my bad taste.

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SweetLeaf95
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:45 am 
 

Lol it's fine, just an opinion that I didn't think I'd ever see, and one that I am extremely far from agreeing with. I will say the title track is kinda fun, and Damnation Angels is a fucking banger. But the rest of that? Eh....
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Felix 1666
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:53 am 
 

...don't take my first response seriously, haha. Guess different opinions belong to the things that makes music - or metal - interestering. And it's always good to get a reaction, so thank you very much for your comment.

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Acrobat
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:03 am 
 

Speaking of which, it would be nice to see a less-than-glowing review for The Crimson Idol.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:10 am 
 

Acrobat wrote:
Speaking of which, it would be nice to see a less-than-glowing review for The Crimson Idol.


I always thought it had some really glorious moments but also some just OK songs on the more rocky, short side of the music - still a very good album but I was never like enamored or anything.
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SweetLeaf95
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:45 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
still a very good album but I was never like enamored or anything.


Oh, I certainly am ;)
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:15 am 
 

I was always more partial to The Headless Children.
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SweetLeaf95
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:42 pm 
 

That's a fantastic one as well. Comes in third on my list.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:01 am 
 

The Headless Children is their best album, along with the debut.
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CHAIRTHROWER
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:38 pm 
 

Ha, funny how (national) acrobat yearns for a rather despondent write-up for Wasp's The Crimson Idol...I couldn't believe, whence randomly gleaned, how many 100/close to 100% scores were laid down to its scarlet effect - most notably, B-Head's as, my word, that was quite the "synthese" (i.e. thesis, in La langue de Moliere); no-how, I marked it down as a must-hear, alongside KD's Abigail (for shame, I've yet to really glean it) and Possessed's 7 Churches...dug buddy's write-up, as well recently, in the latter's (lambasting) regard.

...also, nice to see Gutterscream back in action, methinks!

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CHAIRTHROWER
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:28 pm 
 

Oi! Hopefully, Felix's latest for Crimson Idol assuages acrobat's despondency hankering - I know it did mine, although, to be fair, I've yet to hear it...(did I mention it's currently on my perusing short/long list?)

Nice "Witching Hour" Priest, write-up, Twist! Thanks for redeeming...

Oh, and gas, sweet take on Natur(e), as well...Particularly dig these lines, to wit:

"What’s more, the lengthy songs are fleshed out by frequent bouts of lead guitar, often playing classic melodies rather than just solos, forming intricate tunnels and passages between gloomy, craggy riffs, as though the songs were not structured but architecturally developed in the manner of a decrepit castle."

Nice hyperbole, as it verily compliments mine own (un-horn tooted) take on Par Feu Et Epee, quoi!
Also relished the metal monikers bit, as well as that Edgar Allen (po) faced jybe...Heck, what does "po-faced" mean anyways ? I could gaggle it, but I want to hear your descript, NDBlindaz' odd use of it once-upon-a-tyme, withstanding (and withrocking, mind)...

Can youtell I'm in a wee bit of a manic mood/mode this morn?!...

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SweetLeaf95
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:37 pm 
 

CHAIRTHROWER wrote:
Oi! Hopefully, Felix's latest for Crimson Idol


I looked at the score and debated if I wanted to read it.

I finished it, and thought "well, I disagree, but at least it makes sense. *eyeroll*"
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Felix 1666
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:54 pm 
 

@SweetLeaf95, I take this as a compliment - and please don't forget, we have the same opinion on this album, at least for 75%...

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CHAIRTHROWER
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:16 pm 
 

Man, you've just gotta love these playfully rueful qui-pro-quos!

I really need to hear this Amarinthine Icon (or "Totem", if you will), see what all the fuss and baleyhoo(s) is/are about...

Oh, Twist, I've an "incandescent"/"combustive" surprise in mind for you tomorrow. Stay tuned!

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Grave_Wyrm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:34 am 
 

Metantoine wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
I shouldn't have done the review I did about Reverend Bizarre.

AGREED!

Now go back in time and smack yourself.

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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:00 am 
 

CHAIRTHROWER wrote:
Also relished that Edgar Allen (po) faced jybe...Heck, what does "po-faced" mean anyways ? I could gaggle it, but I want to hear your descript, NDBlindaz' odd use of it once-upon-a-tyme, withstanding (and withrocking, mind)...

Can youtell I'm in a wee bit of a manic mood/mode this morn?!...

I've always used it to mean something like "moodily serious", which is pretty much how Poe seems to me as well.

Really man, we can tell.

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