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droneriot
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:18 am 
 

That's the problem, so far they have only been reviewed by fans of the album, giving them very high rating, even though it is commonly known that these albums don't have anywhere near the popularity of the first two. A bit more balance would be nice to see.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:24 pm 
 

droneriot wrote:
That's the problem, so far they have only been reviewed by fans of the album, giving them very high rating, even though it is commonly known that these albums don't have anywhere near the popularity of the first two. A bit more balance would be nice to see.


I might be able to help out a little with this, I've been meaning to hit MF's discography and although I really liked "In the Shadows", most of the other later albums I was somewhat lukewarm on, particularly the ones after Michael Denner left.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:00 pm 
 

That's entirely my problem as well. Their 80s output is some of my favorite music ever written, but it's so downhill afterwards, it's painful to listen to. None of it is flat out horrible, but it's so inconsequential. That is completely unacceptable from the same band that wrote "The Oath".
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Spiralfilm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:36 am 
 

Some newer reviews for Septicfleshs older material in particular Mystic places of dawn and Esoptron would be nice to read.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:46 am 
 

Spiralfilm wrote:
Some newer reviews for Septicfleshs older material in particular Mystic places of dawn and Esoptron would be nice to read.

If I wasn't doing a long, boring, complex paper right now for school, then I'd probably write stuff for A Fallen Temple and before.
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Cynical_Misanthropy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:37 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Cynical_Misanthropy wrote:
Empyreal, you should review Fool's Game's only album. I'm curious to hear your opinion on it.


I could do that. I have had that album on my harddrive for years.

Yeah, I've had it on my hard-drive for a couple of years as well. I recently got a copy for pretty cheap and was surprised that you didn't have a review for it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:32 pm 
 

Quicksand Dream - Aelin - A Story About Destiny
this album needs a review, looks great. It's epic trad à la Manilla Road
would be nice to read what would Empyreal thinks about them
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Numerator_41
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:39 pm 
 

Sort of interested to see a review on this one: http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=287915

I would myself but I think I'm a bit overly biased towards it. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:09 pm 
 

Empyreal, what's your take on Cloudscape? I knew of Planet Alliance since 2006 but Cloudscape I only recently checked out. Only 1 review on their page and you and hells_unicorn are the first guys I thought of when it came to reviewing them. Even 1 album, I'd like to see what your thoughts on the band/album are.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:12 pm 
 

How come nobody ever requested this many things from me when I actively reviewed? I've never heard Cloudscape, but I've been thinking of trying em. I guess I will sometime soon.

As for that other band, Quicksand Dream, I'd like to try em but am not really buying CDs at the moment, and can't find a download. I'll buy the album when I can and give it a try.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:16 pm 
 

Sorry, I didn't know you were inactive at the moment. I don't exactly follow other reviewer's review patterns. Funny enough, I stopped reviewing after the last contest, too. They sound more power metal than progressive to me. I could see you enjoying it. Anyway, I'm not in a hurry or anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:20 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
How come nobody ever requested this many things from me when I actively reviewed? I've never heard Cloudscape, but I've been thinking of trying em. I guess I will sometime soon.

As for that other band, Quicksand Dream, I'd like to try em but am not really buying CDs at the moment, and can't find a download. I'll buy the album when I can and give it a try.


i can't find a download link too :(
if i find, i will shoot you a pm you if you like.
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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:20 pm 
 

Nah, I still review stuff, it's just that I don't do it as much. I never actually declared myself inactive but just sort of...stopped reviewing as often. Got busy with life I suppose. I try to do reviews whenever I get enough inspiration for one. I think people requesting me to do them actually gets me more motivated, but I just found it silly that so many people have requested reviews now than when I was pumping two or three out a week. That's all.

Metantoine: Sure sounds good. They seem like a really rare band.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:32 pm 
 

Empyreal, i've just found a streaming of Quicksand Dream.
http://stereokiller.com/QuicksandDream
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MGSX666
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:45 am 
 

Can we get some more reviews for Darkside by Necrophobic? There are only two reviews which is small considering how well known the band is.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:38 pm 
 

MGSX666 wrote:
Can we get some more reviews for Darkside by Necrophobic? There are only two reviews which is small considering how well known the band is.

Since I did one for the debut I also have the urge to do one for Darkside. I'm busy with school at the moment though with a couple projects, so I'm busy, though.
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TheMirroringShadow
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:46 pm 
 

Could someone consider reviewing this release by Geneva band "Fragment"?

The genre is "Industrial post-thrash metal", the music sounds a lot like Meshuggah did circa Chaosphere, although the vocals are a lot more vicious than Kidman was circa 1998.

Link: http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=54467

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MutantClannfear
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:59 pm 
 

TheMirroringShadow wrote:
Could someone consider reviewing this release by Geneva band "Fragment"?

The genre is "Industrial post-thrash metal", the music sounds a lot like Meshuggah did circa Chaosphere, although the vocals are a lot more vicious than Kidman was circa 1998.

Link: http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=54467


I'd be more than happy to review it, but a download link would be appreciated.

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TheMirroringShadow
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:05 pm 
 

Here you go man, the album is available for free on one of the band members personal website.

Link: http://fragment.pbrocca.com/fragment3.html

You can download the tracks one-by-one on that page.

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googens
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:20 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=7398
I would like to see more reviews for Holy Dragons, a heavy metal band from somewhere I can't find on a map. They have quite an extensive discography which I would like to see reviews for each album. Any reviewer is welcome to review them, provided you can find any of their material. (No Ozzy please, I don't like his reviews)
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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:16 pm 
 

I'd like to see reviews of any kind of any releases of the following bands: Tjolgtjar, Blood Cult, Thor (Can), Damien Storm, Jaldaboath, Old Forest, Orcrypt. Thanks! Warning: if any of the reviews are negative I shall officially complain to the opinion police! :)

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TheMysticWombat
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:29 am 
 

Can someone review Necrovation's "Breed Deadness Blood?"

My review failed, although I don't know why. :grumble:

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DarkBarrage99
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:56 pm 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=10929

i think Yob could use more album reviews

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MGSX666
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:26 am 
 

Can we also get some more reviews of Formulas To The Fatal Flesh by Morbid Angel and A Haunting Curse by Goatwhore?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:30 pm 
 

No negative reviews for Ghost? Are you sure?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:43 pm 
 

ANationalAcrobat wrote:
No negative reviews for Ghost? Are you sure?

You're up at the plate then, buddy!
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I_Shot_Olof_Palme
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:55 am 
 

You'd think there'd be some more reviews of The Sword's latest (Warp Riders) by now. I'd contribute one myself but I'm still fairly new to this and doubt that I would do the album any justice.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:00 pm 
 

I_Shot_Olof_Palme wrote:
You'd think there'd be some more reviews of The Sword's latest (Warp Riders) by now. I'd contribute one myself but I'm still fairly new to this and doubt that I would do the album any justice.


You shot Olof Palme! We won't accede to any requests you make.

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He had it coming, bro.

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burnroasted
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:52 pm 
 

Can someone review sunchariots harvest?

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iAmDisturbed
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:29 am 
 

Someone please review Abysmal Grief's full lengths.
Especially MISFORTUNE
http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=255152

I've only heard the cover they did of Death SS' "Black Mummy" and since then they've eluded me.
Can they be that obscure, really?

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MutantClannfear
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:11 am 
 

I'm requesting that Noktorn write a review for Viraemia's EP; I've always been curious what he thinks of them.

Noktorn, you can download it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?otmywbybjzm

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sabretung
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:39 pm 
 

Hi guys,

We at Sabretung have just released our first full length album 'Conquest' and are keen to learn what you think and what we can do better for next time.

All the tracks are available to stream in their entirety at:

www.sabretung.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/sabretung
www.myspace.com/sabretung

Our metal archives page is

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=75811 (waiting on some updates to come through)

Cheers \m/

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:45 am 
 

Why are there only 3 reviews for Sleep's Holy Mountain?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:57 am 
 

Hellrisen wrote:
Why are there only 3 reviews for Sleep's Holy Mountain?


That's a problem that I hope to rectify at some point soon given I just got second hand copies of most of their discography. I need to hit a few more doom albums soon so hopefully it will get done before the end of March.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:00 am 
 

hells_unicorn wrote:
Hellrisen wrote:
Why are there only 3 reviews for Sleep's Holy Mountain?


That's a problem that I hope to rectify at some point soon given I just got second hand copies of most of their discography. I need to hit a few more doom albums soon so hopefully it will get done before the end of March.


Good. I mean for an album thats considered a landmark release 3 reviews seems a bit...underwhelming.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:11 pm 
 

Xyphos - What Comes Before

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blacklothus
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:14 am 
 

hey guys... recently my band released our first work. An EP called Obsidian Redemption. We're from Brazil and play Death metal.

I'm searching for some people that could make some concise review and post it

Our songs are available at the following address:

www.myspace.com/enginesovtorture

I just ask to email us before do it with the subject "Metal Archives review" saying from which site belongs and name at all. And sure... after the review send us the link!!

contact: enginesoftortureband@gmail.com

Everyone feel totally free too listen to our songs, add us, comment about, and message us on myspace.

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steady666
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:52 am 
 

A Million Dead Birds Laughing - Force Fed Enlightenment

Eccentric experimental technical death metal band from Melbourne with a slowly growing (dedicated) fan base. I think Force Fed Enlightenment is definitely a contender for album of the year :D

http://welkinrecords.bigcartel.com/prod ... tenment-cd
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:44 am 
 

I'd love to read a review of Cannibal Corpse's Gore Obsessed by autothrall. He seems to speak highly of that period of Cannibal (Gallery-Gore), but hasn't reviewed Gore Obsessed. I feel like that is one of their more underrated albums, so it would be interesting to see what he thinks.
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