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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:25 pm 
 

Yes, I aim to maintain a high standard. During the last months of 2013, I also went back and re-wrote almost all of my standing reviews at the time just to make sure the quality was uniform before I embarked on a huge reviewing spree that saw me scribed in less than a month's time.

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:31 pm 
 

Diamhea wrote:
Yes, I aim to maintain a high standard. During the last months of 2013, I also went back and re-wrote almost all of my standing reviews at the time just to make sure the quality was uniform before I embarked on a huge reviewing spree that saw me scribed in less than a month's time.


Fair enough, nice to keep uniformity. Personally, I like to look at my own evolution as a writer, hence my April and June reviews (before I began regular reviewing, they are substantially different to my current work) shall remain as they are. That said, I went back and adjusted several scores to fit my current scale, since I feel that this doesn't really affect the review.

Also, scribed? Like, your work goes past the moderation stage automatically? Cool!
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:39 pm 
 

Yeah I fixed the scores as well, on an "x/20" scale, as I believe it isn't possible to accurately (and objectively) score albums on a 100 point scale.

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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:48 pm 
 

I use the full 100 points to differentiate albums in the same 5% bracket, but the basic framework is a 20 point scale.

Or at least, that is the idea. There isn't really a mid-zone in my scale as an album either works or it doesn't, hence my scale goes from 0-40 and 70-100 (generally, most of the time, and not even on purpose.) It is rare for me to judge something as completely competent but unengaging, and I hate having to review that kind of music.
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:22 pm 
 

I'm really proud of the way I've consistently scored over the years. 50% is a straight equal amount of good and bad, and anything above 85% better be DAMN good. Scoring reviews using that silly US school method of "Anything under mid-60s is basically a failure" is ridiculous, because it truncates the amount of flexibility you have when scoring.

I've never given out 100% either, although there are a few 95s. I want those higher scores to really mean something when coming from me.

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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:41 am 
 

Alright, so I'm gonna finish listening to Within Temptation, Incantation and some recs made by Roffle and raspberrysoda and then I'll dive into "Diamhea's forbidden records". As long as there is some black metal once in a while I can see no reason why I wouldn't survive and even find it (overall) enjoyable.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:47 am 
 

Lich Coldheart wrote:
Alright, so I'm gonna finish listening to Within Temptation, Incantation and some recs made by Roffle and raspberrysoda and then I'll dive into "Diamhea's forbidden records". As long as there is some black metal once in a while I can see no reason why I wouldn't survive and even find it (overall) enjoyable.


Apparently I got lucky, and got a solid if unremarkable album. Good luck :P

Diamhea wrote:
I'm really proud of the way I've consistently scored over the years. 50% is a straight equal amount of good and bad, and anything above 85% better be DAMN good. Scoring reviews using that silly US school method of "Anything under mid-60s is basically a failure" is ridiculous, because it truncates the amount of flexibility you have when scoring.

I've never given out 100% either, although there are a few 95s. I want those higher scores to really mean something when coming from me.


Case in point, you get something with no grey area like my own scale. Be proud of it man, not many have a logical scale like that. I do wonder what you would call perfect. Given my experience with Delain, it would probably be the most awesome thing ever.
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:50 am 
 

Lich Coldheart wrote:
Alright, so I'm gonna finish listening to Within Temptation, Incantation and some recs made by Roffle and raspberrysoda and then I'll dive into "Diamhea's forbidden records". As long as there is some black metal once in a while I can see no reason why I wouldn't survive and even find it (overall) enjoyable.


There's more black metal than doom. I can promise that much.
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:54 am 
 

Napalm_Satan wrote:
Apparently I got lucky, and got a solid if unremarkable album. Good luck

Thanks but... you see, I'm gonna start with "No Way Back" by Norther and finish with "From Glory Towards Void" by Lutece (if he doesn't write any review in the following few months) so the luck would be useless. :-P
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There's more black metal than doom. I can promise that much.

Ohh, that sounds great. I love black and like doom (which seems, from the quoted post, to be quite present amongst your reviews) so it might be just great.
Glad I'm done with the "... what band am I going to listen to now, I wonder?" dilemma for following months. :hyper:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:04 am 
 

Aww, the whole point is that you blindly pick it by scrolling up the review list and pointing at the screen. That is the fun of it! Hence why I was 'thrown into the pitch black'.
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:08 am 
 

Napalm_Satan wrote:
Aww, the whole point is that you blindly pick it by scrolling up the review list and pointing at the screen. That is the fun of it! Hence why I was 'thrown into the pitch black'.

Yeah, I know, but... one day I'll pick a record I've picked before. And then I'll have to choose again and I might pick a record I've picked before. And then I'll have to choose again and I might pick a record I've picked before. And then I'll have to choose again and I might pick a record I've picked before.
I don't think the method is useful when you plan to listen to the whole thing, you know?

PS: Glad you liked into 'pitch black' :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:23 am 
 

Dude... he's reviewed over 600 albums, several of them shit. You're really going to listen to ALL of them? Fucking hell, more power to you. I can't even get through one sitting of Mother Earth. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:26 am 
 

You guys should just review Black Tribe. Sheesh.
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:22 am 
 

Napalm_Satan wrote:
Dude... he's reviewed over 600 albums, several of them shit. You're really going to listen to ALL of them? Fucking hell, more power to you. I can't even get through one sitting of Mother Earth. :lol:

Yeah, I know they're many. But not too many. I'm pretty sure I'll make it. :lol: :headbang:
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:48 am 
 

Lich Coldheart wrote:
Ohh, that sounds great. I love black and like doom (which seems, from the quoted post, to be quite present amongst your reviews) so it might be just great.

I'm pretty sure diamhea has no doom reviews as he doesn't listen to the genre at all lol, if you want to discover a random doom band, check out mine instead!
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Lich Coldheart
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:18 pm 
 

Metantoine wrote:
I'm pretty sure diamhea has no doom reviews as he doesn't listen to the genre at all lol, if you want to discover a random doom band, check out mine instead!

:lol: I didn't notice the irony in Diamhea's sentence.
However, my playlist has just reached a number of almost 850 records (619 + 220 = 839, to be more precise). And I'll listen an album from Diamhea's list then an album from yours, Metantoine, and it'll be great. :hyper:
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:49 pm 
 

gasmask_colostomy quietly making a name for himself nowadays. Reliable quality of content ~600 reviews in.
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:40 am 
 

Diamhea wrote:
gasmask_colostomy quietly making a name for himself nowadays. Reliable quality of content ~600 reviews in.


I'm very surprised at seeing this now, after I've just started to write some super-critical reviews. I guess you hate Sepultura too?

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:32 pm 
 

gasmask_colostomy wrote:
I'm very surprised at seeing this now, after I've just started to write some super-critical reviews. I guess you hate Sepultura too?


Nope, but remember: Somebody is always paying attention.
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:00 am 
 

Diamhea wrote:
Nope, but remember: Somebody is always paying attention.


Now I feel like you're watching all my internet activities. This could be interesting.

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