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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:54 pm 
 

i didnt expect or even feel like contributing but i've already send out my 2nd review to the queue.

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raspberrysoda
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:15 pm 
 

Dia became a total virgin defiler this challenge. Kudos

because of school-related stuff, school itself and the lack of a normal computer I think that this challenge may be my worst yet. But I got to review some albums I planned on reviewing this challenge, which is really great.
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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:16 pm 
 

I might get to this if I can but I don't think I'd be able to do the Secret Satan challenge.

Might be beating a dead horse but I know there were a couple people who had mentioned possibly being able to review Spirit Division's first album.
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Metantoine
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:54 am 
 

I'm digging Crossover's reviews, good job! He's reviewing interesting stuff too.

Tomcat did a decent job with Wormrot's Voices. Surprising that it was still a virgin though!

Keep 'em coming, guys.
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Derigin
The Mountain Man

Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:12 pm 
 

Daily Tally for December 13th 2016
Total Reviews: 73 / 162
Total Virgin Reviews: 68 / 153
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 93.2% / 94.4%

Participant List for December 13th 2016
Total Participants: 23 / 34
Today's Totals per Individual:
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CHAIRTHROWER = 1
Crossover = 8
Diamhea = 11
droneriot = 3
dystopia4 = 7
Empyreal = 1
felix headbanger = 1
gasmask_colostomy = 6
hells_unicorn = 4
HPLovethrash = 1
kluseba = 1
Metantoine = 1
PassiveMetalhead = 1
raspberrysoda = 2
stainedclass2112 = 1
Tanuki = 3
tastepolice = 2
televiper11 = 2
TheExodusAttack = 1
TheWaltzer = 2
tomcat_ha = 3
torchia = 1
UnholyCrusada = 5


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Derigin
NausikaDalazBlindaz
oneyoudontknow
Peyp
Piz
PorcupineOfDoom
Pratl1971
RapeTheDead
TheGuyvatzian
Wilytank
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:08 pm 
 

Daily Tally for December 14th 2016
Total Reviews: 77 / 239
Total Virgin Reviews: 69 / 222
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 89.6% / 92.9%

Participant List for December 14th 2016
Total Participants: 22 / 39
Today's Totals per Individual:
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AshesInYourMind = 1
caspian = 1
CHAIRTHROWER = 4
Crossover = 8
Derigin = 1
Diamhea = 13
dystopia4 = 6
Erosion Of Humanity = 2
Eternal Tom = 1
felix headbanger = 1
gasmask_colostomy = 4
hells_unicorn = 2
Jophelerx = 1
kluseba = 2
Napero = 1
PorcupineOfDoom = 1
RapeTheDead = 6
televiper11 = 4
TheExodusAttack = 4
TheWaltzer = 3
UnholyCrusada = 2
Wilytank = 1


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Empyreal
HPLovethrash
Metantoine
NausikaDalazBlindaz
oneyoudontknow
PassiveMetalhead
Peyp
Piz
Pratl1971
raspberrysoda
stainedclass2112
Tanuki
tastepolice
TheGuyvatzian
tomcat_ha
torchia
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TadakatsuH0nda
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:41 pm 
 

Whoops, I totally missed the start date of the challenge thinking it started a week later somehow, submitting a warm up non-virgin review during actual challenge week. I was hoping to write a review each day again. :durr:
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:50 pm 
 

If anyone's looking for a great virgin album to tackle, I'd recommend checking out Witchery (Sweden) - In His Infernal Majesty's Service. The band are awesome and the album's brand new, but sadly I can't get my hands on it at the moment, though I'd love to see what someone else thinks.

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Derigin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:32 pm 
 

Daily Tally for December 15th 2016
Total Reviews: 77 / 316
Total Virgin Reviews: 68 / 290
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 88.3% / 91.8%

Participant List for December 15th 2016
Total Participants: 25 / 48
Today's Totals per Individual:
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bayern = 3
Corpus47 = 1
Crossover = 12
Diamhea = 10
dystopia4 = 3
Empyreal = 2
Felix 1666 = 1
felix headbanger = 1
gasmask_colostomy = 4
grimdoom = 1
Grumpy Cat = 1
hells_unicorn = 5
Jophelerx = 1
kluseba = 2
Liquid_Braino = 1
Metantoine = 1
MorbidAtheist666 = 1
PorcupineOfDoom = 3
RapeTheDead = 3
StainedClass95 = 1
TadakatsuH0nda = 1
Tanuki = 3
televiper11 = 3
TheExodusAttack = 1
TheWaltzer = 3


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caspian
CHAIRTHROWER
Derigin
droneriot
Erosion Of Humanity
Eternal Tom
HPLovethrash
Napero
NausikaDalazBlindaz
oneyoudontknow
PassiveMetalhead
Peyp
Piz
Pratl1971
raspberrysoda
stainedclass2112
tastepolice
TheGuyvatzian
tomcat_ha
torchia
UnholyCrusada
Wilytank
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RapeTheDead
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:41 pm 
 

Man, I was hoping to at least crack the top 5 this time around, but there's at least half a dozen writers who're just going at an insane pace I can't even keep up with :( at least I've already eclipsed my own personal best, I suppose. How any of y'all can write like 10 reviews in a day while still keeping it substantial is beyond me, props for that.
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:06 pm 
 

Typically people will listen to albums for the challenge quite far in advance, so when the day comes they just tear through them. Also what they might do is write the bulk of several reviews and then finish them off on the next day - it's how TSIR got 17 reviews in one day last time.
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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:28 pm 
 

I initially came with a list of Big B and NWOTHM albums to tackle, and on the first day, I brought a sizable challenge, but I have all but pulled out now. The realization that I didn't want to spend my first week off since August writing more hit me like a freight train, but I am glad I was able to review a few things and contribute. I should have maybe one or two in store, as well as my secret satan, but not much more than that.
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PorcupineOfDoom
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Joined: Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:52 pm
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:21 pm 
 

stainedclass2112 wrote:
I initially came with a list of Big B and NWOTHM albums to tackle, and on the first day, I brought a sizable challenge, but I have all but pulled out now. The realization that I didn't want to spend my first week off since August writing more hit me like a freight train, but I am glad I was able to review a few things and contribute. I should have maybe one or two in store, as well as my secret satan, but not much more than that.


Well you wrote more on day one than some of us will across the whole week ;) Yesterday I was quite productive (by my standards) because I finished my last exam and had a couple of interesting things to listen to, but today I've been lazy as fuck. Plus most of the albums I've got left on my list are a bit bland, which makes it harder to get into it. Still, maybe I'll get one review done before bed.

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Deathdoom1992
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:50 am 
 

Shit, I missed this. Oh well, next time.

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:59 am 
 

I'm about done. I don't have the time or temperament to do shitloads of reviews, but if I can get a few done that I've wanted to say stuff about, then I feel I've done good enough. It's pretty exhausting to do too many though. Last year I wore myself out on metal because of this challenge and ended up getting into shitloads of great new non-metal stuff in the ensuing months.
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HeySharpshooter
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:45 pm 
 

Finally got one out.

I have been sick all week. I may only get 3 out this year...

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Derigin
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Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 6:25 am
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:33 pm 
 

Daily Tally for December 16th 2016
Total Reviews: 74 / 390
Total Virgin Reviews: 70 / 360
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 94.6% / 92.3%

Participant List for December 16th 2016
Total Participants: 20 / 51
Today's Totals per Individual:
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bayern = 2
Crossover = 12
Diamhea = 19
dystopia4 = 5
Empyreal = 1
gasmask_colostomy = 4
hells_unicorn = 7
Jophelerx = 1
kluseba = 4
Liquid_Braino = 1
MorbidAtheist666 = 1
NausikaDalazBlindaz = 1
nemesis08 = 1
Opus_Oculto = 1
PorcupineOfDoom = 1
RapeTheDead = 3
Tanuki = 2
televiper11 = 1
TheWaltzer = 2
TrachomaSlayer = 1


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AshesInYourMind
caspian
CHAIRTHROWER
Corpus47
Derigin
droneriot
Erosion Of Humanity
Eternal Tom
Felix 1666
felix headbanger
grimdoom
Grumpy Cat
HPLovethrash
Metantoine
Napero
oneyoudontknow
PassiveMetalhead
Peyp
Piz
Pratl1971
raspberrysoda
stainedclass2112
StainedClass95
TadakatsuH0nda
tastepolice
TheExodusAttack
TheGuyvatzian
tomcat_ha
torchia
UnholyCrusada
Wilytank
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:26 pm 
 

Empyreal wrote:
I'm about done. I don't have the time or temperament to do shitloads of reviews, but if I can get a few done that I've wanted to say stuff about, then I feel I've done good enough. It's pretty exhausting to do too many though. Last year I wore myself out on metal because of this challenge and ended up getting into shitloads of great new non-metal stuff in the ensuing months.

I found myself in a similar situation in that one review challenge I ended up writing 51 reviews (I know some people have done a hell of a lot more, but it was a lot for me). During the last few days when I got really into it I was writing around 12 reviews a day and it was pretty draining. Writing that many reviews in such a short time period, it made me realize how much I tended to write the same phrases and use the same descriptive words (something I'm picking up on this time to a lesser degree). Anyway it completely burned me out, not only on reviewing but also listening to metal. A break from a music genre was never more needed for me.
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:01 am 
 

dystopia4 wrote:
Writing that many reviews in such a short time period, it made me realize how much I tended to write the same phrases and use the same descriptive words (something I'm picking up on this time to a lesser degree). Anyway it completely burned me out, not only on reviewing but also listening to metal. A break from a music genre was never more needed for me.


What you say is a very true thing, I keep trying to think of new connectives and descriptions because it feels horrible to keep writing the same formulaic review again and again. However, especially when the material isn't that inspiring, that's practically the only way to get through it. I have to keep switching between different types of metal (ambient stuff has been especially useful) and maybe a break is coming.

Sadly, I have very busy work days on Saturday and Sunday, hence my disappointing total (of nothing) for today. But stick in there whoever is still going!

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PorcupineOfDoom
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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:20 am 
 

If I've counted correctly then Dia needs to write "only" 14 reviews today (of which he's already done two) to be the first ever to reach triple figures - that would be seriously impressive, and given the totals for some other days during the challenge it isn't entirely unreasonable to think he'll do it. I'm rooting for you, man!

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:18 am 
 

ended up being more busy than i expected and might not able able to pull off my secret satan :(

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Empyreal
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:28 am 
 

dystopia4 wrote:
Empyreal wrote:
I'm about done. I don't have the time or temperament to do shitloads of reviews, but if I can get a few done that I've wanted to say stuff about, then I feel I've done good enough. It's pretty exhausting to do too many though. Last year I wore myself out on metal because of this challenge and ended up getting into shitloads of great new non-metal stuff in the ensuing months.

I found myself in a similar situation in that one review challenge I ended up writing 51 reviews (I know some people have done a hell of a lot more, but it was a lot for me). During the last few days when I got really into it I was writing around 12 reviews a day and it was pretty draining. Writing that many reviews in such a short time period, it made me realize how much I tended to write the same phrases and use the same descriptive words (something I'm picking up on this time to a lesser degree). Anyway it completely burned me out, not only on reviewing but also listening to metal. A break from a music genre was never more needed for me.


Yeah, I never did anywhere close to 51 reviews myself. :lol: That's a crazy amount. But yeah, it was good to take a break from metal and I feel like you can appreciate truly great metal if you get to know how songwriting is done well in other genres. You start to see the patterns between them and the common things that make music in general great.
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:50 am 
 

I never understood people who only listen to metal (and then there's a lot of people who listen only to metal except for a handful of metal approved™ bands). There's so much cool shit to discover over so many genres. Like when I got a bit burnt out off of metal earlier this year, I got my dad to rec me some jazz from the 50s/60s and now I've discovered some great stuff I'll be listening to for years to come. Even if you just want to listen to distorted riffs and angry vocals, there's lots of cool punk stuff to explore.
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:10 am 
 

personally i care more about the quality of the bands somebody listens to than their open mindedness. If being open minded just leads to being able to appreciate both children of bodom AND coldplay then you can fuck right off.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:44 am 
 

Daily Tally for December 17th 2016
Total Reviews: 50 / 440
Total Virgin Reviews: 46 / 406
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 92.0% / 92.3%

Participant List for December 17th 2016
Total Participants: 17 / 52
Today's Totals per Individual:
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CHAIRTHROWER = 2
Crossover = 1
Derigin = 1
Diamhea = 15
dystopia4 = 7
Eternal Tom = 1
Felix 1666 = 1
felix headbanger = 1
hells_unicorn = 3
HeySharpshooter = 1
kluseba = 3
PassiveMetalhead = 1
RapeTheDead = 5
stainedclass2112 = 1
Tanuki = 1
TheExodusAttack = 1
TheGuyvatzian = 1


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AshesInYourMind
bayern
caspian
Corpus47
droneriot
Empyreal
Erosion Of Humanity
gasmask_colostomy
grimdoom
Grumpy Cat
HPLovethrash
Jophelerx
Liquid_Braino
Metantoine
MorbidAtheist666
Napero
NausikaDalazBlindaz
nemesis08
oneyoudontknow
Opus_Oculto
Peyp
Piz
PorcupineOfDoom
Pratl1971
raspberrysoda
StainedClass95
TadakatsuH0nda
tastepolice
televiper11
TheWaltzer
tomcat_ha
torchia
TrachomaSlayer
UnholyCrusada
Wilytank
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dystopia4
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:48 pm 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
personally i care more about the quality of the bands somebody listens to than their open mindedness. If being open minded just leads to being able to appreciate both children of bodom AND coldplay then you can fuck right off.

Well yeah, but I think this goes without saying. There's a lot of quality shit across the spectrum, and in my opinion, a good 85% of metal isn't worth listening to at all. Some people talk of it as an inherently superior and more intellectual genre, and I find that so cringeworthy. The band matters a lot more to me than the genre. There's going to be a lot of shit bands in every genre, it's just the way it is.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:45 pm 
 

Yeah I don't know anyone who's going 'I absolutely love it when people are so open minded enough to like every shitty band regardless of genre.' Obviously quality matters. I just thought it was interesting to virtually quit listening to most metal for the first half of this year and explore other genres, and see even more how quality songwriting ties things together no matter the genre.
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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:10 pm 
 

the weather dictates what i listen to mostly and winter = metal

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TrachomaSlayer
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:09 pm 
 

Well it's the last day and Ive only managed to submit one review so far, better start cracking I guess!

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flexodus
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:47 pm 
 

Was really pleased with my activity during this challenge, despite having work everyday and attend office xmas parties and social life stuff. It was my personal goal to participate everyday, but I guess my Dim Mak review was submitted too late and was accepted the morning after, so now there's that gap in my record. But hey it was a friday night, can't really blame anyone there.

Will hopefully fart out one or two more today, and keep submitting stuff beyond the challenge.
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:07 am 
 

Very excited to see that this is the best overall score since 2010 and that Diamhea has probably passed the highest individual total ever! Congrats everybody!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :hyper:

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hells_unicorn
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:41 am 
 

gasmask_colostomy wrote:
Very excited to see that this is the best overall score since 2010 and that Diamhea has probably passed the highest individual total ever! Congrats everybody!!! :-D :-D :-D :-D :hyper:


This is definitely going to be interesting. I have to say that I was particularly impressed by Crossover's contributions to this challenge, as well as Diamhea's, whom actually inspired me to review a couple albums that I hadn't listened to prior to this week and review based on his output. I may try to step up my game on a future challenge to see if I can crack triple digits, I got close one time back in 2009, though it was with a heavy reliance on reviewing singles, which is something that I've generally been avoiding doing much of since. It'll definitely be a new record since I think the previous one was 97 reviews, and was again, largely a product of mass-reviewing singles, which I don't think Diamhea did any based on what I read of his this challenge.
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:33 pm 
 

Daily Tally for December 18th 2016
Total Reviews: 85 / 525
Total Virgin Reviews: 80 / 486
Percentage (VIRGINS/TOTAL): 94.1% / 92.6%

Participant List for December 18th 2016
Total Participants: 26 / 59
Today's Totals per Individual:
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Acrobat = 1
ADReminder = 1
bayern = 1
Black Diamond = 1
caspian = 2
Crossover = 13
Derigin = 1
Diamhea = 14
Dragonflame1994 = 1
dystopia4 = 3
Erosion Of Humanity = 1
Eternal Tom = 2
Felix 1666 = 1
gasmask_colostomy = 6
hells_unicorn = 9
Insin = 1
kluseba = 11
MorbidAtheist666 = 1
Of_This_Night36 = 1
oneyoudontknow = 1
PorcupineOfDoom = 1
Ranur5555 = 1
RapeTheDead = 1
TadakatsuH0nda = 1
Tanuki = 3
TheExodusAttack = 1


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CHAIRTHROWER
Corpus47
droneriot
Empyreal
felix headbanger
grimdoom
Grumpy Cat
HeySharpshooter
HPLovethrash
Jophelerx
Liquid_Braino
Metantoine
Napero
NausikaDalazBlindaz
nemesis08
Opus_Oculto
PassiveMetalhead
Peyp
Piz
Pratl1971
raspberrysoda
stainedclass2112
StainedClass95
tastepolice
televiper11
TheGuyvatzian
TheWaltzer
tomcat_ha
torchia
TrachomaSlayer
UnholyCrusada
Wilytank
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:53 pm 
 

TOTAL VIRGINS: 486
On average, 93% of all reviews from the week were virgins!
This was our best winter OR summer challenge since June 2010.
We were only 3 reviews off from matching our best ever winter challenge!


Participant List GRAND TOTALS
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Diamhea = 100 (1st Place - A NEW CHALLENGE RECORD!)
Crossover = 58 (2nd Place)
dystopia4 = 34 (3rd Place)
gasmask_colostomy = 32
hells_unicorn = 32
kluseba = 25
RapeTheDead = 19
televiper11 = 17
Tanuki = 15
TheWaltzer = 13
UnholyCrusada = 12
stainedclass2112 = 10
TheExodusAttack = 9
CHAIRTHROWER = 7
PorcupineOfDoom = 7
bayern = 6
droneriot = 6
felix headbanger = 5
Metantoine = 5
raspberrysoda = 5
Derigin = 4
Empyreal = 4
Eternal Tom = 4
caspian = 3
Erosion Of Humanity = 3
Felix 1666 = 3
Jophelerx = 3
MorbidAtheist666 = 3
tomcat_ha = 3
AshesInYourMind = 2
Liquid_Braino = 2
NausikaDalazBlindaz = 2
oneyoudontknow = 2
PassiveMetalhead = 2
TadakatsuH0nda = 2
tastepolice = 2
TheGuyvatzian = 2
Wilytank = 2
Acrobat = 1
ADReminder = 1
Black Diamond = 1
Corpus47 = 1
Dragonflame1994 = 1
grimdoom = 1
Grumpy Cat = 1
HeySharpshooter = 1
HPLovethrash = 1
Insin = 1
Napero = 1
nemesis08 = 1
Of_This_Night36 = 1
Opus_Oculto = 1
Peyp = 1
Piz = 1
Pratl1971 = 1
Ranur5555 = 1
StainedClass95 = 1
torchia = 1
TrachomaSlayer = 1



Individuals who participated for all 7 days:
Crossover
Diamhea
dystopia4
hells_unicorn
kluseba

Individuals who participated for 6 days:
gasmask_colostomy
RapeTheDead
Tanuki
TheExodusAttack

Individuals who participated for 5 days:
felix headbanger
PorcupineOfDoom
televiper11
TheWaltzer

We had a total of 59 participants for this challenge; one more than last challenge, and 20 less than last year.

With 100 reviews, Diamhea set a new all-time individual challenge record, beating out OzzyApu who contributed 97 reviews in the June 2010 challenge. Congratulations, dude! You are the first person to ever reach triple digits in a single challenge.

Great job, everyone! The next challenge will be held in June 2017!
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:55 pm 
 

100 reviews in a week, damn, that's a lot! Congrats Diamhea and everyone who was less lazy than myself. :D

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Antioch
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Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 4:08 am
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:37 pm 
 

Diam(ac)h(in)ea!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:10 pm 
 

Jesus that's a ridiculous reviewing pace, that's like one review every hour and a half for the entire week. Very well done Diamhea.
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Magic Mike

Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:53 pm
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Location: Elgin, Illinois
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:50 pm 
 

Yeah, Dia jokes a lot about how he's not as respected as the flashier reviewers here but trust me when I say he really is, and his utterly insane dedication to the site coupled with this inhuman reviewing pace this last week really should cement his legacy here.
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Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:32 pm
Posts: 2486
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:16 pm 
 

TadakatsuH0nda wrote:
Jesus that's a ridiculous reviewing pace, that's like one review every hour and a half for the entire week. Very well done Diamhea.


It's insane yet doable, but only if you have the entire week free of distraction and you've done the necessary listening to each album prior to the challenge in order to give yourself a basic frame from which to write the review, and a concise template tends to help a bit. The toughest part is if you lose a day and your rhythm gets all screwed up. I remember getting into a really good stride during one of the earlier challenges where I got into the mid-50s, and I probably could have gotten into the 70s or 80s that time had I not had a whole bunch of shit suddenly fall in my lap in the middle of the week, thus costing me 2 days.

His reviews were all very well constructed and there was no deficit in either the description or the readability departments. Definitely the finest display of both quality and quantity the challenge has seen yet. It would be even cooler next time if we can break the challenge's all-time cumulative score at some point in the future.
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OzzyApu
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Location: Seattle
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:30 pm 
 

Bravo, Diamhea. Better than my half-assed splurging. As Hells said, you really need to have zero life if you want to keep that type of pace and hit high.
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