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I have had a few requests to do album reviews so I thought I would give a bit more information on how I like to review things:
- I'd prefer it to be on CD format, if you could provide me with links to purchase the release e.g. Bandcamp, BigCartel, Discogs or label distros that would be great.
- If not, a direct download link may suffice. Vinyl EP's and full lengths are also welcome, as they also make good unwrapping videos.
- My time to do reviews is limited because I have work shifts on varying days.
- I like to take time to consider things before writing a review, to make sure I cover as many aspects of the material as possible and make the review as relevant and informative as possible.
DISCLAIMER: I suck at going through reports and making changes to them unless it is something simple such as correcting typos or making small text information updates, so don't assign things to me unless it is really menial, as I am happy to do that.
Hello, I'm HellFire Dragon. I'm a black metal, death metal/brutal death metal, doom metal, metalcore, deathcore, thrash metal fan and hope to make contributions here...
My full collection here:
UNLIKE a lot of bigots on this site and outside of it I am open to new stuff and consider most types of metal proper metal. I don't care for stereotypes, tags and labels, I just care about brutal music be it old school death or deathcore slam.
My only real aim when modifying data is to ensure inaccuracies are corrected and addressed as best possible. I can't do everything and I don't intend to try.
My metal preferences change usually based on my mood but most often I will listen to 90's style death metal and slam.
Metal related words I tend to use, both to myself and in comment:
- Slamgrind - Grindcore and slam e.g Images of Violence
- Slamodjent - Djent and slam e.g Disfiguring the Goddess
- Doomcore - (does it even exist?)
Power metal is a touchy genre for me because more often than not I find the vocal styles to be a funny version of Bruce Dickinson and the music not that great. There are some exceptions, like Evertale, Starkill, Rhapsody of Fire and a couple of others but for the most part is is hard to find ones I actually like.
Nu metal is usually good metal. It's just a different style of heavy metal. The label just sucks that's all.
Bands on here that I like that should also be on it.
Born of Osiris
The Dali Thundering Concept
Fail to Decay
Metal is metal and most of the stuff they say isn't metal actually is. Just people with the wrong idea who don't know that much about all the genres.
Metalcore is metal, quit whining about it.
Deathcore is metal, quit bitching about it.
Djent is metal, quit muting your palms over your mouth about it.
Memorable dates/milestones on here:
Tuesday 18th November 2014 - reached rank of "Metalhead"/passed 100 points.
Wednesday 17th December 2014 - passed 200 points.
Thursday 15th January 2015 - passed 300 points.
Friday 23rd January 2015 - passed 400 points.
Wednesday 4th March 2015 - passed 600 points.
Tuesday 10th March 2015 - reached exactly 666 points.
Friday 13th March 2015 - passed 700 points.
Thursday 19th March 2015 - passed 800 points.
Thursday 26th March 2015 - passed 900 points.
Friday 17th April 2015 - reached 1000 points and Veteran rank, goal achieved!
Thursday 26th February 2015 - first band approved - The Overmind
Current user ranking: 784 (may definitely drop during periods of inactivity)
Friday 8th May 2015 - wanted list reaches 666 (LOL)
What new goals should I set myself....?
I am also a moderate fan of djent, but not so much bands like Meshuggah as I find their music boring, I like djent bands such as Periphery, Intervals and Monuments. I also like some old school hard rock such as AC/DC and that's pretty much it.
I never buy music downloads, I buy CD and vinyl only...though I prefer to listen to music on YouTube or Spotify before buying. New music suggestions are welcome, please recommend bands to me, I am open minded...otherwise I'll be here, browsing the never ending list of awesome metal bands.
I am currently writing reviews, but my time to do so is limited so don't expect any more than one a month or it may be even less. I have managed to improve my reviewing skills since I first joined, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.
I like to do reviews for albums that haven't previously received any reviews, so if my reviews appear to be random that is because of YouTube suggestions and just my general habit of wanting to be the first to submit a review for a band.
I also like to write Wikipedia pages for bands that I can find good sources on. Bands listed here that I've written Wikipedia pages for include:
Necrowretch, Amputated, Starkill, Bombus, Evocation, Grand Supreme Blood Court, Krypts, and maybe more soon. I've realised that maybe adding Wikipedia links for bands may be a bit pointless so I may cut down on doing it.
Currently I'm writing brutal death metal, deathcore, black metal, hardcore punk/metalcore, melodic death metal and old style death metal lyrics which I hope to turn into a full musical project, though I currently I am the only member and may need more musicians to help me in future. I've written at least 30 sets of lyrics but I won't publish them here as I don't want anyone stealing them. I go by a lot of aliases but if you want to see all of them then check my Google site.
If I find anyone plagiarizing my character names and using them to create accounts on here or any other site to cause trouble I will NOT be impressed and don't think I won't report you if you do that.
Most of my names should be pretty self explanatory seeing as most of them are dragon profiles/names. And yeah if you look hard enough on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus you MAY find my profiles although don't expect to find all of them as Facebook has this stupid policy of disabling people's accounts just because they don't want to use their real names.
My Facebook account for this profile is here (but don't expect it to last very long as accounts of mine get disabled sometimes):
UPDATE: Most of my profiles and aliases listed here will have the Facebook profiles deactivated for safekeeping. Accounts on Facebook that use my real name will soon be the only ones that can be searched for.
Names of my projects are:
- Our Last Hope/Deeds of Scorn - (deathcore)
- Past Malice/Indecision - (metalcore)
- Loiter Scum - (grindcore)
- Torn Flesh/Morbid Disfigurement - (brutal death metal)
- Perish in Darkness - (black metal)
- Draconian Anger/Draconic Fury/Dragon Fury/Dragonfire - (melodic death metal)
- Skeletal Decay - (death metal)
- Scorched Iron Fist/No Foundation - (thrash metal)
- Dissident - (hardcore punk)
Also look for my alternate account on here under the name Jacob Hellflames (this is not for sockpuppetry or breaking any rules I promise the admins that. It is PURELY for the purpose of submitting my metal musical projects once I have written and recorded my own material, and not much else.)
DomDomMCMG, Hells_Unicorn, Evil_Wicked_Twisted_Mind, BlackenedZeroth, Stormrider, BlackenedZeroth