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TheNeedle
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:08 am 
 

Lykathea Aflame - Elvenefris
http://www.metal-archives.com/review.php?id=7208

This is the highest rated album i have found. It also happens to have been my favorite death metal album for the past 4 years.

does anything have a higher rating?

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triggerhappy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:21 am 
 

Evoken's Antithesis of Light has a 97% (10). Not exactly higher, but it's still pretty damn good for an album to have a 97 with 10 reviewers.

Also, Ahab's TCotWS has a 93% (13).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:36 am 
 

Another equally highly-rated album is W.A.S.P.'s The Crimson Idol, but it has less reviews (only 9).

With 12 reviews and a score of 96, Judas Priest's Sad Wings of Destiny also comes close.

But no OP, I can't think of any score that tops what you linked to.

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gabber
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:39 am 
 

triggerhappy wrote:
Evoken's Antithesis of Light has a 97% (10). Not exactly higher, but it's still pretty damn good for an album to have a 97 with 10 reviewers.


that actually had 100% until the last review.. the first nine gave it 100%, then the last one gave it 70%
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Milos
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:55 am 
 

Slayer - Hell Awaits (average rating for 15 reviews is 92%).

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Lippyass Major
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:58 am 
 

I don't think anything under a 95 is worth mentioning for this thread.

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GaryMofoak
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:13 am 
 

FierceBlackandWicked wrote:
I don't think anything under a 95 is worth mentioning for this thread.


In that case, Blood Fire Death deserves an honourable mention
http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=758
94% from 19 reviews


Also, Arsis' A Celebration of Guilt
http://www.metal-archives.com/release.php?id=38061
95% from 17 reviews

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:35 am 
 

Terrorizer's World Downfall has 9 reviews and a 99% average

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:40 am 
 

GaryMofoak wrote:
FierceBlackandWicked wrote:
I don't think anything under a 95 is worth mentioning for this thread.


In that case, Blood Fire Death deserves an honourable mention
94% from 19 reviews


What?
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harbringer
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:50 am 
 

Looks like I'm the only person in the universe that doesn't like that album. I dunno if there's even been an album that had such a pos review from so many people, all the "masterpiece" albums always have at least one person saying the contrary.

Except gorguts, but their albums don't have nearly that many reviews.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:05 am 
 

harbringer wrote:
...all the "masterpiece" albums always have at least one person saying the contrary...


Yeah, you can bet if Elvenefris got a Nuclear Blast release tomorrow, there'd be a 10% review on MA by Monday.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:05 am 
 

Used to be a time when Evoken's Anithesis had a 100% average. I'm glad to see that's gone down a smidge.

Don't worry too much Harbringer, I was never a huge fan of it either. Its certainly not a bad album, but I can't appreciate it like everyone else.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:12 am 
 

triggerhappy wrote:
Also, Ahab's TCotWS has a 93% (13).


That is just completely baffling to me; how? Makes no sense.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:56 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
triggerhappy wrote:
Also, Ahab's TCotWS has a 93% (13).


That is just completely baffling to me; how? Makes no sense.
I try not to review things that are total garbage. I'm usually suckered into it. Ahab won't catch me off-guard!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:11 pm 
 

A lot of big-name funeral doom could probably be in there. I echo the sentiment that Ahab deserves nowhere near that sort of score, nor does Evoken.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:13 pm 
 

Reverend Bizarre's debut has 7 reviews and a 99% overall score. Pissy did have a very negative review for it, I believe... but that's gone. I can't remember what I'd score it at, myself, probably somewhere in the middle. First two tracks are great, at least.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:38 pm 
 

sabbathfan4993 wrote:
Terrorizer's World Downfall has 9 reviews and a 99% average

Hot damn. Never noticed this one before.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:47 pm 
 

ANationalAcrobat wrote:
Reverend Bizarre's debut has 7 reviews and a 99% overall score. Pissy did have a very negative review for it, I believe... but that's gone.
'Twas a zero and I deleted it because I don't think it expressed my hatred well enough. I've got a rewrite in the works.

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slayerhatesusall
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:16 pm 
 

Nokturnal mortums lunar poetry has 5 reviews and 100% average, every reviewer gave it a 100%.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:50 pm 
 

slayerhatesusall wrote:
Nokturnal mortums lunar poetry has 5 reviews and 100% average, every reviewer gave it a 100%.

It really doesn't deserve that, but Goat Horns is definitely around there.

Primordial's To The Nameless Dead: 14 reviews puts it at 95%.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:34 pm 
 

There's also King Diamond's Abigail, 13 reviews at 97%, nearly identical to Elvenefris.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:47 pm 
 

Interestingly (or maybe not) none of the reviews for Lykathea Aflame comes from a regular reviewer. It's as if the userbase from the band's message board ran amok on the Archives, or something to that effect.
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RapeTheDead
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:55 pm 
 

EntilZha wrote:
Interestingly (or maybe not) none of the reviews for Lykathea Aflame comes from a regular reviewer. It's as if the userbase from the band's message board ran amok on the Archives, or something to that effect.


that doesn't mean the reviews suck or anything, a good number of those reviews are quite good.

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lord_ghengis
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:18 pm 
 

EntilZha wrote:
Interestingly (or maybe not) none of the reviews for Lykathea Aflame comes from a regular reviewer. It's as if the userbase from the band's message board ran amok on the Archives, or something to that effect.


Happens surprsingly often, I think when Ahab and Primordial were at their highest they had very few reviews from the regulars. I think it also happens on literally every single Agalloch release. As the poster above me said, it doesn't mean that they're bad reviews, but it's an interesting point.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:42 pm 
 

There are a couple more with very high scores, although most of them don't have nearly the same number of reviews. Examples:

Negură Bunget - Om, 6 reviews at 99%.
Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along the Highway, 6 reviews at 98%.
Death - Human, 16 reviews at 96%.
Demilich - Nespithe, 9 reviews at 97%.
Soundgarden - Superunknown, 8 reviews at 97%.
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood, 6 reviews at 97%.

I hope I didn't steal anybody's thunder.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:10 am 
 

DrummingEdge133 wrote:
Death - Human, 16 reviews at 96%.

W T F ???
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:40 am 
 

EntilZha wrote:
DrummingEdge133 wrote:
Death - Human, 16 reviews at 96%.

W T F ???


Yeah, wouldn't at least ONE person have a very contrary opinion?

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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:01 am 
 

DrummingEdge133 wrote:
Soundgarden - Superunknown, 8 reviews at 97%.
I hope I didn't steal anybody's thunder.

I always put that Superunknown album with Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue - [8 reviews, average 96%]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:57 am 
 

SharpAndSlender wrote:
EntilZha wrote:
DrummingEdge133 wrote:
Death - Human, 16 reviews at 96%.

W T F ???


Yeah, wouldn't at least ONE person have a very contrary opinion?


Don't complain, just be glad. Although I too am surprised that isn't at least ONE dumb person in there.

Frankly, I'm shocked that Elvenfris doesn't have any negative reviews, considering I see people badmouthing it all the time.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:54 am 
 

DrummingEdge133 wrote:
Negură Bunget - Om, 6 reviews at 99%.

Forefather - Steadfast also has 6 reviews at 99%.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:39 pm 
 

I found another just now:

Kyuss - Kyuss, 8 reviews at 98%.

This to me is the most shocking yet. To me this album is good, but no where near 98%, I probably wouldn't give it even a 90%.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:03 pm 
 

Yeah, that is strange. It's a decent album and all but doesn't even touch Blues for the Red Sun.
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Kyuss is fucking gay.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:53 pm 
 

"Blood Fire Death" is probably the winner, overall. 19 reviews and a 94% average? Even after that (pussy) 55%! And for a fucking good reason too! And "World Downfall" is impressive, too. If I remember right, eight of those reviews are either 99%'s or 100%'s.

Also, "The Spectre Within" has a 98% average with 6 reviews. Not many reviews, but hell yeah!

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Master of Reality - [11 reviews, average 94%]
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - [11 reviews, average 94%]
Sabotage - [11 reviews, average 95%]


Mmmm.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:36 pm 
 

I'll do negatives for the crappy albums Black Sabbath did before Dio when I find the time. Been meaning to do so for years, but I can rarely bring myself to listening to that trash. Shameful waste of semi-decent Iommi-riffs they are.
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Are you actually serious? :o Then I'll counter you with making the Black Sabbath streak of reviews I've been considering for a while, all the six first albums are 95%+ in my book.
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That's okay if you're into mediocre blues rock with terrible vocals.
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I'm impressed by Arsis' The Celebration of Guilt having a 95% on 17 reviews.
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