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TheUglySoldier
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Joined: Mon May 12, 2008 3:44 am
Posts: 1664
Location: Australia
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:23 pm 
 

I'm just starting out, and would love to review more. My preferences are:

Doom (Sludge, Trad, Stoner, Funeral, anything), Speed/Traditional, Groove.

I'll review anything really, but this is what I'm most interested in. Additionally, if a band happens to be from Australia I'll review them no matter what - I'm attempting to get a blog going of reviews relating to the Aussie metal scene.
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SharpAndSlender
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Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:49 am
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Location: Bradenton, Florida
PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:47 pm 
 

Napero wrote:
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Done. I did a year, just to have a nicely recognizable "365" people can see...


Is the total reviews count for each user slightly out of date? I'm asking primarily because every list shows Noktorn behind me when he should be ahead of me by about 50 reviews.

I think it counts splits only once, unlike the MA stats page. Noktorn has a shitload of reviews on those.


The stats page still shows splits as multiple releases? Damn, that's annoying in trying to get an accurate count. I detest reviewing splits to begin with- even less impetus now if they're fucking up my numbers.
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MutantClannfear
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Joined: Thu May 27, 2010 12:12 am
Posts: 2102
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:42 pm 
 

Okay, now that I'm a little more established as a reviewer let's try this again.

I like reviewing:
*Death metal, particularly brutal death metal and tech-death
*Metalcore/Deathcore
*Drone/doom
*Stuff that stands out in some way as "odd" (Whourkr, for example)
*Not a genre, but I'm twice as inclined to review something if it's a virgin

Stuff I'm indifferent to reviewing:
*Black metal
*Grindcore
*Groove metal
*Any kind of doom metal that isn't drone

Stuff I review very rarely/will never review:
*Thrash metal
*Power metal, and at that anything with melodic vocals
*Classic death metal
*Progressive stuff, <b>ESPECIALLY</b> progressive death metal
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oneyoudontknow
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Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 6:25 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:18 pm 
 

Keep posting ... I think this is quite a useful idea.
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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:12 pm 
 

SharpAndSlender wrote:
The stats page still shows splits as multiple releases? Damn, that's annoying in trying to get an accurate count. I detest reviewing splits to begin with- even less impetus now if they're fucking up my numbers.


I know being #1 really gets your goat. Kills all that underdog cred.
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dystopia4
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Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:47 pm
Posts: 3488
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:16 pm 
 

So far I've mostly reviewed black metal and a bit of doom and post-metal. I'm thinking of reviewing some other genres soon like death metal, thrash and whatever interesting stuff I can find.

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GraveWish
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Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:49 am
Posts: 950
Location: France
PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:24 pm 
 

I usually don't have much time to write English reviews for metal-archives but I will review French and Middle Eastern bands, all genres except bedroom projects, no MP3s or CD-Rs.

For the rest of the world I am currently interested in reviewing the following genres (in English):
- Sludge metal (new-school and old-school) means: old-school sludge, sludge/doom, sludge/stoner, atmospheric sludge (post-rock/post-hardcore/experimental), progressive sludge (post-rock/post-hardcore/experimental).
- Half-thrash, post-thrash and groove metal.
- Middle Eastern/oriental folk metal (combined with any metal genre).
- Technical, experimental death metal and death/grind.

My favorite metal genres are 80's thrash and 90's death metal. I can write detailed reviews for those but in the other hand you can easily get a 0% so best avoid those genres.
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oneyoudontknow
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Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 6:25 pm
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:21 pm 
 

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BastardHead
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Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:53 pm
Posts: 5074
Location: Oswego, Illinois
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 12:10 am 
 

I suppose I could mention myself here. I haven't been all that reliable in the past but life has finally quit being mental so I've been reviewing more often.

MOST INSIGHTFUL
Death metal (old school, death/thrash, technical and/or brutal)
Thrash (traditional, crossover, brutal)
Power metal (early speed metal style especially, also symphony)

DOES OKAY WITH
Black/thrash (Hell's Headbangers and Nuclear War Now fodder)
Traditional (USPM, heavy metal/hard rock)
Ambient
Metalcore/deathcore

ISN'T SUPER KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT
Black metal (any style really, extremely raw bedroom stuff especially)
Doom metal (I prefer traditional but could probably wrote more about funeral)
Anything heavily progressive (From Dream Theater to Opeth, not my thing)
Folk metal (the Ensiferum style power blend I'm okay with though)
Slam death (basically anything Sevared records puts out)
Grind (old school, porno, gore, etc. I like it, but suck at reviewing it)

I'll listen to basically anything. But if you want your review to be most helpful, stick with the first two categories.
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Dave_o_rama
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Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:54 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:46 pm 
 

Post irrelevant, no longer interested in writing reviews.
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twan666
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 5:43 pm
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:58 am 
 

If you want to write reviews in a wide range of metal genres you can contact me. Also interviews can be done.

More info can be given when you are seriously interested.

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oneyoudontknow
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Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 6:25 pm
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:13 am 
 

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Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 6332
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:36 am 
 

Inconsistent reviewer, but sometimes highly motivated. Will review anything, but the following genres are my preferences:

- Death metal, especially mid-90s and newer
- Black metal, viking metal
- Death/doom, funeral doom, gothic doom
- Melodic death metal
- Neofolk, ambient, dark ambient
- Post-hardcore influenced metal, ie. "post-metal"
- NWOBHM and its ilk, the faster and more technical the better
- Bands that were once metal but are no longer so
- Unusually overrated albums that are indisputably shyte

Will review but not preferably:
- Power metal
- Speed metal
- Thrash metal, crossover, groove metal
- Crust ands its kind
- Proto death and black metal, death/thrash
- Trad heavy metal, trad doom
- Stoner metal
- Folk metal
- Slam death, deathgrind
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Panflute
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Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:11 am
Posts: 447
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:10 pm 
 

I don't pay particular attention to the kind of music I review, but most of it ends up being black metal, mostly from France, Greece or Germany.
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Metal_Detector
Reticular Modular Unit

Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:15 pm
Posts: 1877
Location: Forgotten In Space
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:30 pm 
 

I mostly review:

Power/Prog metal

But I will occasionally also review:

Thrash, black and death metal

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oneyoudontknow
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Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 6:25 pm
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Location: Germany
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:31 am 
 

Could use some additional replies.
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Wilytank
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Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:21 am
Posts: 3265
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:31 pm 
 

I don't normally like doing reviews on demand. But if it means not receiving shit I'm not remotely interested in:

Will review:
-black metal (particularly "Atmospheric" (it's a very ambiguous term) black metal; I'd prefer not putting up with your super raw Ildjarn clone though)

Will sometimes review:
-Drone doom metal
-Death metal (please no tech death)

Does not want to review (at least on demand):
-Progressive metal (unpredictable quality, but often very shitty music)
-Power metal (again, unpredictable, though easier to stomach than prog metal for the most part)
-"vanilla" doom metal (again, ambiguous; in particular I don't really want to be bogged down with nine 40 Watt Suns, Pallbearers, and the like; I'd prefer to keep it drone or funeral doom)
-Grindcore (no experience reviewing)
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Liquid_Braino
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Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:25 am
Posts: 223
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:20 pm 
 

If the main lead singer has a dick, I'm not going to review it.

For reviewing, mostly I deal with the typical gothic, symphonic & power genres with chick singers, but I'm not averse to reviewing thrash or more extreme stuff as long as the singer still sounds female like Cadaveria or that broad from Sacrilege (UK). If she's a Ross Dolan impersonator, then as much as I'll respect her gift, I probably won't write about it.

It's not about personal taste, only reviewing preferences.

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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 5716
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:38 am 
 

Will review:
Extreme metal (death, black, thrash, their various subgenres and spin offs like folk, viking, blackened death, deathrash, brutal death, etc.)
Traditional metal
Doom metal and its various subgenres and spin offs
Gothic and symphonic metal (the two more often than not seem to go hand in hand I've found)
Progressive metal
Female fronted bands
Proto-doom and retro metal like Ghost, The Devil's Blood, Heritage-era Opeth, etc.

There's really nothing I won't review since I listen to just about everything, but what I won't review as often include:
Power metal (not a big fan)
Metalcore (I like a few bands, but most bands sound the same and are really boring)
Deathcore (see above, only replace "really boring" with "suck terribly")
Glam metal (once again, a lot of it is very samey and I don't really think that many are on this site, to be honest)
Groove metal (I love Pantera to death, as I do Exhorder despite not really being groove and White Zombie, but that's really it when it comes to me and groove)
Grindcore (don't listen to at all)
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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:09 pm
Posts: 258
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:18 pm 
 

For me it's kinda weird, I don't have many reviews in general but I usually just write a review when I feel like I know what to say about it. It would usually be black metal, but it varies. Never really power metal or thrash though.
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HeySharpshooter
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Joined: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:12 am
Posts: 346
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:05 pm 
 

Will Review:
All Extreme Metal(including Grindcore)
All Extreme Punk
Indie Pop/Rock
Folk/Country

Will not review:
Heavy Metal
Power Metal
NWOBHM
Noise(I just don't feel comfortable reviewing it)
Ambient(ditto)

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maidenpriestmanic
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Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:33 pm
Posts: 371
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:56 am 
 

Haven't starting reviewing yet, but I plan to soon.

Preference and stuff I love
Power Metal (Mostly German and USPM)
Heavy Metal/NWOBH
Thrash Metal (Mostly US Thrash)
Speed Metal
Black Metal (First-wave/symphonic/Viking sub-genres)
Death Metal (Old-School/Melodic/Progressive)
Progressive Metal

Stuff that I like, but not too fimilar with.

Doom/Sludge/Stoner
Folk Metal
Crossover Thrash/Hardcore

Stuff that I completely dislike and will never review.

Groove Metal
Nu-Metal
Grindcore
Metal/Deathcore
Industrial Metal
Drone Metal
Brutal/Slam Death Metal
War/Brutal/Super Raw Black Metal

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dystopia4
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Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:47 pm
Posts: 3488
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:42 pm 
 

MutantClannfear wrote:
Okay, now that I'm a little more established as a reviewer let's try this again.

Think I'll do the same

Favourite
Doom, stoner, funeral, death/doom
Atmospheric black metal, war metal
Sludge, including Neurisis stuff
OSDM and weird death metal (Antediluvian, Flourishing ect)
Anything crust or hardcore (punk) flavoured
Anything really left field or psychedelic

Somewhat interested in reviewing
Death metal (including tech)
Brutal death/slam/deathcore
Typical black metal
Grindcore
Drone
USPM/Speed/Trad
Thrash's less silly varieties
Industrial

Not so much interested in
Euro/flower power metal
Anything gothic tinged that isn't death/doom or Type O Negative
Party Thrash
Groove
Happy folk metal stuff
Avant-garde
Metalcore
Super proggy stuff
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TheLiberation
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Joined: Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:56 pm
Posts: 570
Location: Poland
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:59 am 
 

I'm just getting restarted, but let's do this:

Very much interested:
Progressive/avant-garde of all sorts (even if it's not properly metal)
Doom of the more epic/dramatic kind (we're talking more in the Paradise Lost or My Dying Bride vein, not drone etc.)
Heavier/darker gothic stuff (along the lines of again Paradise Lost, Moonspell etc.)
Anything heavily atmospheric that's not full-on black metal or drone

Interested:
Thrash
Death/doom
Slower death metal
Classic heavy
Power metal
Avant-garde/experimental/progressive/symphonic/whatever black metal

Might give a shot:
Metalcore
Groove
Lighter/poppier gothic
Classic death metal
Folk

Totally not my cup of tea:
Black metal other than the above exceptions
Brutal death metal
Grindcore
Deathcore
Drone
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