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Napero
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:03 pm 
 

Bloodstone is being very good once again:

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=103706#7600

Maybe it's just a compatibility issue, but I think his reviews turn very easily from simple letters on the screen into thoughts, ideas and understanding of the overall atmosphere of the albums he reviews. In other words, his works are simultaneously easy to read and very vivid.
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Bloodstone
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:15 pm 
 

Thanks. I did put a lot of work into making that one easy to read, so it's nice that you commented on that. :) Actually, writing down all the musical description, points to make etc doesn't take very long for me at all, because I usually know exactly what to write beforehand and how I'm going to argue for my cause - it's making it look good and easily digestible for other people that takes a lot of time for me, and this review I got particularly anal about.

EDIT: by the way, this is my first review entirely devoid of mentions of individual songs. I made one minor reference to a Pagan's Mind song, but not to describe an individual track on there or anything.
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Gutterscream
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:34 pm 
 

I find myself enjoying heep1's reviews lately.
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Gorefucked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:10 am 
 

Wow, that one from Bloodstone sure is good. Extremely in depth and a great source of information.

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=103706#7600

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Xeogred
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:03 pm 
 

Your reviews are very good Bloodstone, I look forward to them (since we tend to have very similar tastes). :)

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Gutterscream
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:37 am 
 

Noktorn's latest -
http://www.metal-archives.com/review.ph ... 6565#29088
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Napero
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:37 am 
 

Gutterscream wrote:

Beat me to it.
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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:38 am 
 

Glad you liked it. I can't stand disingenuous music.

EDIT: Although I did take more than a pinch of Nightgaunt's style on this one. :P
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PhantomOTO
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:48 am 
 

I didn't really like that review. The point made some sense, but the expression was poor, disorganized, and generally fell flat. Another bad attempt at the "essay-review," somewhat in the vein of an even less competent InstinctKill. A noble attempt, I suppose, but I probably would have rejected it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:21 pm 
 

Gutterscream wrote:


I clicked on the link and I got reviews for "The Sword" and didn't see any review by Noktorn. Unless Phantom deleted it or something.

[Edit: I saw that it got nuked. Nevermind.]
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Napero
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:30 pm 
 

Differences of opinion. Not a big deal. The chip in every mod's neck is supposed to eliminate these, but at times of high solar wind or near an equinox they sometimes malfunction. The v2.0 should fix it.

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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:26 pm 
 

I resubmitted it with three additional paragraphs of musical description.
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DeathForBlitzkrieg
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:13 am 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=7725#40379

I like that review for an album that really was in need of one. Unfortunately, he capitalises genres, something I start to dislike, too.
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Napero
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:14 pm 
 

The_Grand_Destructor seems like the new kid in town. If his profile is honest about his age, he is remarkably good.

http://www.metal-archives.com/userrevie ... Destructor
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:56 pm 
 

My review for "Supervillain Outcast" has been called "the best Dødheimsgard review on Metal Archives" by none other than Vicotnik himself. :D
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:19 pm 
 

droneriot wrote:
In conclusion, this album sucks.

:lol:

You are a true wordsmith. I second this reccomendation.

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blockman
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:08 pm 
 

I enjoyed the Rainfall review by droneriot quite a bit, pretty much had it spot on and it was well written.

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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:12 pm 
 

blockman wrote:
I enjoyed the Rainfall review by droneriot quite a bit, pretty much had it spot on and it was well written.


I have to agree that it's pretty awesome. I love the 'rabbit raping a typewriter' analogy in particular. XD
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witchslayer
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:49 pm 
 

blockman wrote:
I enjoyed the Rainfall review by droneriot quite a bit, pretty much had it spot on and it was well written.


I didn't. I learned almost nothing about the music. It was another essay with lots of attempted witty passages, which would probably work in a creative writing class, but here I wanna learn about the actual album at hand. Instead of clear descriptions of the music, we are "treated" to theory on why kids in high school shouldn't make music, we spend a while exploring the many faces of the word "droning", and last but not least plenty of insults beefed up in an attempt to sound intelligent. It's one of those "clever" reviews without any real substance.

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droneriot
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:51 pm 
 

The problem is that there is nothing to learn about the music. You can't thoroughly review something that's not there.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:03 am 
 

80% (and that's a generous number) of your review could have been omitted and it would be equally informative of what we are to expect here. Just about the only thing you describe are the drums. Nothing about pace, signature, or riffs. Ok you got the 3-power chord progressions, but what do those riffs sound like? "dillettantic"? And what of the vocals? All I have picked up on the vocals is that they sound worse than the kids who used to make fun of you in high school by mimicking black metal vocals. I don't give a shit what anyone says, it is beyond obvious that this review capitalized on the opportunity of scorning a novice project while offering the author a chance to impress misguided readers with 1337 "manipulation of language."

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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:17 am 
 

This is one of the more surreal things I've seen on MA in my time here.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:26 am 
 

Things often tend towards a sort of spotty equillibrium. Cosseting meets with castigation, for example.
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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:29 am 
 

Nightgaunt wrote:
Things often tend towards a sort of spotty equillibrium. Cosseting meets with castigation, for example.


It's more in the nature of who's doing each: a sort-of-friend attacking another sort-of-friend for a negative review of my music. It's like some sort of ice cream social, only with better vocabulary and fewer sprinkles.
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Abominatrix
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:18 am 
 

droneriot wrote:
My review for "Supervillain Outcast" has been called "the best Dødheimsgard review on Metal Archives" by none other than Vicotnik himself. :D


yeah. Isn't Vikotnik out of the band now? Figures he wouldn't be involved in this shit. And, taht is a good and fitting review for such a terrible album, though I only heard the pre-vocal demo (it was more than enough).

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:59 pm 
 

AleksZ wrote a very good review of Megadeth's United Abominations. Go check it out if you haven't.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 8:03 pm 
 

stickyshooZ wrote:
AleksZ wrote a very good review of Megadeth's United Abominations. Go check it out if you haven't.

He did, although I disagree with it. Very well written.

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stickyshooZ wrote:
AleksZ wrote a very good review of Megadeth's United Abominations. Go check it out if you haven't.

I second that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 4:49 am 
 

droneriot wrote:
stickyshooZ wrote:
AleksZ wrote a very good review of Megadeth's United Abominations. Go check it out if you haven't.

I second that.


I third that.

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Muloc7253
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:54 pm 
 

God is real, and His name is Cheeses_Priced. Four new reviews up, the Dragonforce one especially kicks so much ass! It's about time someone cut through the bullshit and shouted out the obvious brilliance of Inhuman Rampage!
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Noktorn
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 6:11 pm 
 

Muloc7253 wrote:
God is real, and His name is Cheeses_Priced. Four new reviews up, the Dragonforce one especially kicks so much ass! It's about time someone cut through the bullshit and shouted out the obvious brilliance of Inhuman Rampage!


That Dragonforce review is ballsy as fuck and I like it a lot.
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Noktorn wrote:
Muloc7253 wrote:
God is real, and His name is Cheeses_Priced. Four new reviews up, the Dragonforce one especially kicks so much ass! It's about time someone cut through the bullshit and shouted out the obvious brilliance of Inhuman Rampage!


That Dragonforce review is ballsy as fuck and I like it a lot.

Yeah, it made me see the album in another light.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 7:59 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Noktorn wrote:
Muloc7253 wrote:
God is real, and His name is Cheeses_Priced. Four new reviews up, the Dragonforce one especially kicks so much ass! It's about time someone cut through the bullshit and shouted out the obvious brilliance of Inhuman Rampage!


That Dragonforce review is ballsy as fuck and I like it a lot.

Yeah, it made me see the album in another light.


I usually dig his reviews a lot, but don't see why everyone's so enamoured with this one. I can't decide whether he's just pulling our legs or not. Then again, maybe I just can't be objective because I really despise this band!

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2007 10:25 am 
 

Abominatrix wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
Noktorn wrote:
Muloc7253 wrote:
God is real, and His name is Cheeses_Priced. Four new reviews up, the Dragonforce one especially kicks so much ass! It's about time someone cut through the bullshit and shouted out the obvious brilliance of Inhuman Rampage!


That Dragonforce review is ballsy as fuck and I like it a lot.

Yeah, it made me see the album in another light.


I usually dig his reviews a lot, but don't see why everyone's so enamoured with this one. I can't decide whether he's just pulling our legs or not. Then again, maybe I just can't be objective because I really despise this band!


That's what I thought at first, seeing as I thought he hated that kind of music. Well whether it was serious or not, I still love the album for pretty much all the reasons he listed.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 4:35 pm 
 

Thought I'd give some praise to caspian. The guy has a knack for writing concise, informative reviews on a remarkably consistent basis. His new one for Woburn House is a case in point.

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.ph ... 0300#23414
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OlympicSharpshooter wrote:
Thought I'd give some praise to caspian. The guy has a knack for writing concise, informative reviews on a remarkably consistent basis. His new one for Woburn House is a case in point.

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.ph ... 0300#23414


Hey, thanks heaps! I didn't really think that one was all that good.. But anyway, I do appreciate that, especcially considering how high quality your reviews are.

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OlympicSharpshooter
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:43 pm 
 

That review wasn't exemplary by your standards, but it reminded me that you were overdue for a nod.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 8:16 pm 
 

Abominatrix wrote:
droneriot wrote:
My review for "Supervillain Outcast" has been called "the best Dødheimsgard review on Metal Archives" by none other than Vicotnik himself. :D


yeah. Isn't Vikotnik out of the band now? Figures he wouldn't be involved in this shit. And, taht is a good and fitting review for such a terrible album, though I only heard the pre-vocal demo (it was more than enough).


:lol:

That review was probably the first thing Droney ever wrote that I agreed with.

I reviewed it, myself, for Diabolical Conquest... you won't be seeing it here, though, because Kunal insists on exclusivity nowadays.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 12:51 am 
 

I just finished reading AleksZ's review for United Abominations. Right on the money.

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OlympicSharpshooter
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2007 4:44 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=120711

I enjoyed this one. Reminds me of the classic pre-cleaning reviews for Apocalypse (US).
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