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Author:  Minotaur [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:13 am ]
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OlympicSharpshooter wrote:
You guys remember when requiem99 joined the site? He submitted over 300 reviews in a matter of days. Bleak is just a drop in the bucket by comparison.


The only problem is that a great deal of them were just too overly shitty.

Author:  Thamuz [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:34 am ]
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Falco's new one for Disaffected's 'Vast' is excellent. More than anything it inspires the thought of discovering an excellent band that was passed by in the madness of time. Another out of print CD that'll be a bitch to track down, too. (Thanks!)

Author:  PerpetualDawn [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:18 am ]
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Falco: If you could upload Disaffected on Metal Hall that would be grand!

Author:  Thamuz [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:22 am ]
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PerpetualDawn wrote:
Falco: If you could upload Disaffected on Metal Hall that would be grand!

Seconded!

Author:  Thamuz [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:36 am ]
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Sacraphobic's new Dark Tribe review is superb, really catches the substance of that bizarre album.

Author:  PerpetualDawn [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:39 am ]
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I'm not that happy with it to be honest, but thanks. ;)

Author:  Falconsbane [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:43 am ]
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PerpetualDawn wrote:
Falco: If you could upload Disaffected on Metal Hall that would be grand!


So it is written. So it has been done.

Author:  Thamuz [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:51 am ]
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Cheers mate. Do you want anything in return?

Author:  Falconsbane [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:13 am ]
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Nah. It's my gift to the forum.

Author:  droneriot [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:07 pm ]
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Thamuz wrote:
Sacraphobic's new Dark Tribe review is superb, really catches the substance of that bizarre album.

I'm in the process of writing a realistic review.

Author:  failsafeman [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:43 pm ]
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Falconsbane wrote:
Nah. It's my gift to the forum.


Thanks a bunch man. The album kicks ass.

Author:  Falconsbane [ Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:57 pm ]
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failsafeman wrote:
Falconsbane wrote:
Nah. It's my gift to the forum.


Thanks a bunch man. The album kicks ass.


I'm considering putting up several OOP albums I've reviewed up for download.

Author:  PerpetualDawn [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:36 am ]
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I definitely like the sound of this one, more would be welcome. Cheers again.

Author:  Cynical [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:49 pm ]
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droneriot wrote:
Thamuz wrote:
Sacraphobic's new Dark Tribe review is superb, really catches the substance of that bizarre album.

I'm in the process of writing a realistic review.

It's about time someone put that piece of shit in its place.

It's bog standard black metal... but guyz, it's got an xtreem production and vox!!!111eleven IT MUST BE MASTERPIECE!!!111

Author:  PerpetualDawn [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:51 pm ]
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Shut up faggot, you listen to Watain. :lol:

Author:  Cynical [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:58 pm ]
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Listening to a band with decent melodic construction is better than listening to a band who thinks that two-note dissonant riffs are somehow innovative?

Author:  Thamuz [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:19 pm ]
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And being vague is also considered as being esoteric and intelligent?

Author:  Cynical [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:28 pm ]
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What is vague about what I just said?

Author:  Thamuz [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:31 pm ]
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I should not have to point out that saying a band has 'decent melodic construction' is akin to saying 'whao awseome riffs man!!111'

Author:  Cynical [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:39 pm ]
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I shouldn't have to point out that "decent melodic construction" would mean phrases of reasonable length, complexity, and distinction, which avoid both overly-obvious, trite figures and tech-death-style "throwing loads of meaningless, random notes around".

Author:  Thamuz [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:44 pm ]
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You sound like you are trying to construct a sentence. To be frank, I find the
"over-analysis" of technique to be quite redundant. What Dark Tribe achieve is certainly not best expressed through academic rambling. I do not mind being vague myself, Sacraphobic nailed it better than I could.

Author:  Cynical [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:51 pm ]
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You're the one who requested "academic rambling".

Author:  Nightgaunt [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:56 pm ]
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Take it somewhere else, whelps.

Author:  Thamuz [ Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:00 pm ]
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Cynical wrote:
You're the one who requested "academic rambling".

Uh, no. I enquired about their melody, you responded with textbook rambling.

Author:  Nightgaunt [ Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:49 am ]
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Thank you, Cynical.

Author:  Napero [ Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:39 am ]
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TID is writing nice, if longish and quite serious reviews. They are atmospheric, and very descriptive in an evanescent and oblitescent way, and certainly have some fine moments.

He just submitted a couple of reviews for Drudkh, one for Meshuggah and one for SYL today. Check 'em out.

Author:  droneriot [ Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:55 pm ]
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While it technically isn't that unusual I find the new Gutterscream review quite a wonderful read.

Author:  Noktorn [ Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:49 pm ]
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droneriot wrote:
While it technically isn't that unusual I find the new Gutterscream review quite a wonderful read.


Gutterscream reviews always make me feel hopelessly awkward and clumsy in comparison. Which is to say that they're fantastic.

EDIT: As an adjunt, your review of the Symphonies Of Sickness demo is very nice. Kind of reminds me of my not-quite melodramatic descriptions, except, you know, well phrased.

Author:  droneriot [ Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:17 pm ]
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Noktorn wrote:
EDIT: As an adjunt, your review of the Symphonies Of Sickness demo is very nice. Kind of reminds me of my not-quite melodramatic descriptions, except, you know, well phrased.

Thanks, though I don't think it's deserved. It was just one of these short, spontanous reviews that I write sometimes just for the fun of reviewing.

Author:  Noktorn [ Sat Aug 19, 2006 9:43 pm ]
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droneriot wrote:
Noktorn wrote:
EDIT: As an adjunt, your review of the Symphonies Of Sickness demo is very nice. Kind of reminds me of my not-quite melodramatic descriptions, except, you know, well phrased.

Thanks, though I don't think it's deserved. It was just one of these short, spontanous reviews that I write sometimes just for the fun of reviewing.


I like those of yours. The little pure fragments that you do are very nice, such as your review of the Audiopain/Mysticum split 7"; then again, perhaps I'm also infatuated with giant reviews for tiny pieces.

Author:  Napero [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:06 am ]
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This is becoming redundant, just like recommending Gutterscream reviews, but droneriot bashes Finntroll's Jaktens Tid with both nice comparisons and semi-fact based arguments. I had to award full points for it.

I don't agree completely, and I'd rate the album somewhere in the low 70's, but I do find the very same things annoying as he does. Then again, I'm only barely above drunken farting contests...

BTW, even if I like Finntroll as drinking music, they have not sparked any emotion whatsoever on the few occasions I've seen them live. They are technically almost too good, but somehow unambitious, and just play the songs in a way that could just as well be playback. I smell... a product?

Author:  DeathForBlitzkrieg [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:29 am ]
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The comparsion with Ska-P was awesome, but I still disagree. I wouldn't give it such a high rating as the other 5 reviews (maybe also somewhere in the low 70's), but Finntroll is great for an occasional listen. "but "Jaktens Tid" takes this overly superficial idea of fun to extremes beyond the most absurd fringes of tolerability." What? I don't think that the music is "funny" by usual standards, when I listen to the beggining of "Den Hornkrönte Konungen" feelings of happiness come up, but fun? No, not at all.

Author:  Sean16 [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:54 am ]
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The problem with Finntroll IMHO is actually the listener never really knows what these guys want their music to be like. Nonetheless I seriously don't think this album is a "joke" - it's too well executed, and there is far too much songwriting research. And no, "fun" it's not.

Actually, to be aware of Finntroll's real skills just listen to Korpiklaani: exactly the same music, minus the inspiration.

But as I wrote one of my most positive reviews ever for Jaktens Tid... I may be a tad biased. And coming to what Napero says, I've never seen them live. It happens quite often that some bands whose albums I appreciate sound somewhat disappointing live (and vice versa) so it might well be the case with Finntroll, don't know.

Author:  DeathForBlitzkrieg [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 11:07 am ]
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Sean16 wrote:
Actually, to be aware of Finntroll's real skills just listen to Korpiklaani: exactly the same music, minus the inspiration.


What? There's a huge difference between Finntroll and Korpiklaani! Finntroll only use a keyboard to create the sound of folk instruments and Korpiklaani only use folk instruments, but no keys! Additionally, Finntroll without folk influences would be some kind of melodic black metal and Korpiklaani without their folk instruments wouldn't be BM at all, rather raw heavy metal or something!

Author:  Sean16 [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 3:33 pm ]
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You're right about this folk instruments thing (are you sure Korpiklaani NEVER use keyboards though?), but I was more referring to the general vibe and rhythmic line - both bands are based on polka / humppa beats, and both could be to a certain extent be considered as "drinking music", even if Finntroll is much more than that.

However even if I fully agree with you on the fact that Korpiklaani without the folk instruments would be to a certain extent close to traditional heavy metal, I always disagree with anyone saying Finntroll is folk-ish melodic black metal... I don't see many BM elements in Finntroll, apart from the vocals maybe? They're not really high-pitched, especially with Wilska on singing...

I seriously don't know what would be Finntroll without the folk influences... Nothing worth being noticed, I guess, even if Finntroll are rather good IMHO.

Author:  droneriot [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:24 pm ]
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Quote:
You stupid german pig cocksucker

why dont you and your nazi folks just go sodomize yourselves with a
retractable baton

the world would be a better place without you pigs...

My first hatemail. This is such a special moment, I'm near crying... :)

Author:  OlympicSharpshooter [ Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:46 pm ]
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If you want, I could link some black people to your posts so they can get ticked about your claiming to be a KKK member. *shrug*

Author:  Hungersorg [ Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:37 am ]
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Who wrote that, droneriot?

Author:  p3rkele [ Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:54 pm ]
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Okay, it seems that at least a few of ultraboris´s Judas Priest reviews (And maybe others) have been removed from the site... If anyone of you knew they actually still existed somewhere on web, I would have interest to read them

Thanks

Best wishes,

Ultraboris-fan

Author:  DeathForBlitzkrieg [ Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:43 pm ]
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p3rkele wrote:
Okay, it seems that at least a few of ultraboris´s Judas Priest reviews (And maybe others) have been removed from the site... If anyone of you knew they actually still existed somewhere on web, I would have interest to read them

Thanks

Best wishes,

Ultraboris-fan


:lol: Well, there's a slight chance that the M-A has created restore points for deleted data or something, but I highly doubt it. Another possibility would be to simply email Boris, chances are that he saved all his reviews.

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