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Full name:
Nicholas Boesel 
United States 
Favourite metal genre(s):

I do reviews of the albums I own. I'm a huge fan of Industrial, Sludge, Groove, Oriental, and Fusion genres of Metal to see which combinations work to produce a unique, enjoyable sound, and which should be avoided like a Hippo relieving itself.

This being said, I'm not big on genres with little to no experimentation and variety such as Deathcore, Raw Black Metal, and Brutal Death Metal. Redundancy is a huge musical letdown for me, so if you have an album with a bunch of songs that sound the same, expect me to take issue with that.

Seen Live:
-Clutch*, Groundscore*, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster*
-GWAR, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, A Band of Orcs
-FM99 Lunatic Luau '14: SiNN, Sea of Souls*, Saliva*, Adelita's Way*, Kyng, Trivium, Pop Evil*, Devour the Day*, Volbeat, Killswitch Engage, Five Finger Death Punch*, Avenged Sevenfold*
-Darkest Hour, Unearth, Carnifex, Origin, I The Breather*, Black Crown Initiate
-Death (DTA), Obituary, Massacre, Rivers of Nihil
-The Contortionist*,Revocation,Fallujah,Toothgrinder*,Oberris*

*not on Encyclopaedia Metallum
(Many of these I like, Some of these I don't, just because I've seen a band live, don't automatically assume I like them, for example I love Clutch, but i detest Five Finger Death Punch)

Ratings Scale

100-Brilliant, Definitive, Legendary Albums. Flawless or Near-Flawless with a truly impressive sound.

90's-Personal Favorites, Great Albums. Very little or nothing wrong with it and a whole lot right with it.

80's-Good Albums, Definite Keepers, Great sound with few flaws.

70's-OK leaning towards good, Not a lot wrong with it, but a little right with it. Or, a lot of good but with moderate flaws.

60's-OK, nothing really right or wrong with it, Or, strong mixed feelings, listenable.

50's-Neutral or Mixed, unimpressive.

40's-Bad, severe flaws with some positives

30's-Crappy, very strong negatives with few minor redeeming factors

20's and Below-Damnable, Severely or completely negative to the point of being painful or unlistenable