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Derigin's profile

Metal God 
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Favourite metal genre(s):
Black, Viking, Doom, Sludge 

Resident of Ottawa. Born and raised in British Columbia. Former resident of Calgary.

I am an administrator on Metal Archives. I am one of the policy experts for the site. If you need clarification on anything about the site, feel free to contact me. I can be reached by email, forum PM, or on our site's Discord server.

If you are an artist wanting updates made to your page on the site, please feel free to contact me. I thoroughly enjoy chatting with and meeting with folks in the metal scene.

My favorite genres of metal are black, viking/pagan, death, doom and sludge. My least favorite are speed, power, and anything -core. I really like albums which have a cohesive narrative/story. Good riffs reign supreme!

I try to keep the pagan/viking metal bands on MA up-to-date and accurate. It's my goal to eventually review all pagan/viking albums on MA... though that will never happen!

Review Rating System:
All my reviews are rated on a 5% increment scale.

100% - truly exceptional (ex. Bathory's "Twilight of the Gods")
90% - great/talented (ex. Kampfar's "Fra Underverdenen")
80% - good/solid (ex. Obscure Sphinx's "Epitaph")
70% - decent (ex. Helheim's "Jormundgand")
60% - tolerable/disappointing (ex. Ymir's Blood's "Voluspa" EP)
50% - meh (ex. Ab Noctem's "Ab Noctem")
40% - bad (ex. Space Viking's "Glorious Victory")
30% - cringey (ex. Atlas Page's "Behind the Front Page")
20% - truly awful (ex. Burzum's "DauĂ°i Baldrs")
10% - scraping the barrel (ex. Taarma's "In Death I Submerge")
0% - no redeeming value -- nothing yet, maybe something by Sloth or Luc Mertz