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I do reviews of the albums i own and am a huge fan of the Doom and Thrash Metal genres, My Favorite bands in a Top 5 list would be as follows
And YES, I like Groove Metal, don't get your panties in a knot over it though.
-Clutch*, Groundscore*,Maylene and the Sons of Disaster*
-GWAR, Whitechapel, Iron Reagan, A Band of Orcs
2. Corrosion Of Conformity
4. Machine Head
*not on Encyclopaedia Metallum
I also like Folk, Experimental, 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.
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