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Veteran 
Points:
1026 
Email address:
moc/mia//90rednuemllup 
Full name:
Mike Novak 
Gender:
Male 
Age:
27 
Country:
United States 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Not black metal or metalcore 
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I guess since I'm writing more reviews recently, I should include a scale. This way you can get an idea of what I think of an album just by reading its grade! No more wasting time reading long-ass reviews, unless you actually want to, of course.

100: Perfect, like Opeth's "Blackwater Park"
95-99: One of the greatest metal albums ever written.
90-94: Essential
85-89: Very good album, usually has one big flaw or a couple minor ones that keep it from a 90+.
80-84: Not essential, but still worth paying full price for.
70-79: Certainly not perfect, but merits at least several listens.
50-69: Some major flaws, but still contains a few songs that are worth listening to.
20-49: Maybe one or two decent moments amidst otherwise boring or awful music.
1-19: Varying degrees of shit. At this point, the grade doesn't really matter, because no matter how you look at it, it's still shit.
0: This very special grade is reserved for a select few albums that either have no redeeming qualities whatsoever or are attempts by record labels to cash in on the fucking idiots that pollute the scene.

I also review for www.metal-temple.com. Some of my reviews there will show up here too. If you have any questions, comments, criticisms or suggestions for reviews, feel free to email me. If you're a band and want to put my review on your website or something, please email a request for permission (chances are that I will say yes).