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Rank:
Veteran 
Points:
1066 
Full name:
James  
Gender:
Male 
Age:
21  
Country:
United States 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Gothic/Symphonic Metal 
Comments:
 

Favorite Bands/Artists: Evanescence, Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil, Elis, Tori Amos, The Agonist (2007 - 2014), LEAH (CAN), In This Moment, Amaran, Anabanta, Kells, Stream of Passion, Tristania, We Are the Fallen, & Artrosis.

I'm much more subjective than anything else. Weather or not I enjoyed something matters more to me than if it's "new" or "different", or if the production is on point. Something that sounds good is going to get a higher rating than something that is the epitome of mature song writing if that objectively better peace isn't enjoyable to me. I tend to review things that I like (clearly), and as an American, I do use the grading scale that I am familiar with (let me put it into perspective):
100 - 98: A+ - Favorite Things
97 - 93: A - Mutha-fuckin' Yes
92 - 90: A- - I Love It
89 - 88: B+ - Really Enjoy It
87 - 83: B - Strong
82 - 80: B- - Solid
79 - 78: C+ - Getting There
77 - 73: C - It's Fine
72 - 70: C- - It's... Okay
69 - 68: D+ - Not Good, But...
67 - 63: D - Not Bad, But...
62 - 60: D- - Hmmmm....
59 - 0: F - Various Degrees of Fucking Awful (I don't think I'll ever give a score in this range, because despite what I think, I still respect artistic vision, and the fact that people want to create music) LOL nevermind, Check out my review for "Lux Noctis"

Basically, if I like an album, chances are that it starts at around 80% and can only go up from there.

Other Albums I Own:
10 Years - The Autumn Effect
10 Years - Feeding the Wolves
Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette - Flavors of Entanglement
Babymetal - Babymetal
Bjork - Debut
Björk - Post
Björk - Homogenic
Blackmoore's Night - Fire's at Midnight
Britney Spears - In the Zone
Britney Spears - Glory
The Cranberries - No Need to Argue
The Cranberries - To the Faithful Departed
Dazzle Vision - Camellia Japonica
Dazzle Vision - To the Next
Delerium - Chimera
The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
Emilie Autumn - Opheliac
Evanescence - Origin
Evanescence - Fallen
Evanescence - Bring Me to Life (Single)
Evanescence - Anywhere But Home
Evanescence - The Open Door
Evanescence - Evanescence (Deluxe)
Evanescence - Synthesis
Evanescence - Synthesis + Lost Whispers
Eyes Set to Kill - Broken Frames
Flyleaf - Flyleaf EP
Flyleaf - Flyleaf
Flyleaf - Much Like Falling
Flyleaf - Memento Mori
Flyleaf - Remember to Live
Flyleaf - New Horizons
Flyleaf - Between the Stars
Garbage - Garbage
Halestorm - Halestorm
Halestorm - The Strange Case of...
Halestorm - Into the Wild Life
HIM - Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666
HIM - Dark Light
HIM - Venus Doom
HIM - Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, Chapters 1 - 13
Icon For Hire - Scripted
Icon For Hire - Icon For Hire
Infected Rain - Asylum
Infected Rain - Embrace Eternity
In This Moment - Beautiful Tragedy
In This Moment - The Dream (Ultra Violet Edition)
In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland
In This Moment - Blood
In This Moment - Black Widow
In This Moment - Ritual
Jem - Finally Woken
Jinjer - Inhale, Don't Breathe
Karnivool - Sound Awake
Katell Keineg - Ô Seasons Ô Castles
Kells - Gaïa
Kells - Lueurs
Kells - Anachromie
Kittie - Spit
Kittie - Oracle
Kittie - Funeral for Yesterday
Kittie - I've Failed You
Kittie - Origins/Evolutions
Korn - Korn
Korn - Follow the Leader
Korn - Issues
Korn - See You On the Other Side
Lacey Sturm - Life Screams
Leah - Of Earth & Angels
Leah - Otherworld
Leah - Kings & Queens
Lindsey Stirling - Lindsey Stirling
Lindsey Stirling - Shatter Me
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park - Meteora
Lorde - Melodrama
The Material - Tomorrow EP
Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby
Motionless In White - Reincarnate
Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift
Nirvana - Bleach
Nirvana - In Utero
Noctura - Surrender the Sun
Nothing More - Nothing More
Otep - The Ascension
Otep - Atavist
Otep - Hydra
Oz - Versus
Oz - Rouge
Paramore - Riot!
Paramore - Brand New Eyes
Paramore - Paramore
Paula Cole - Harbinger
Paula Cole - This Fire
Paula Cole - Amen
Paula Cole - Ithaca
The Pierces - You and I
Plumb - Chaotic Resolve
The Pretty Reckless - Light Me Up
The Pretty Reckless - Going to Hell
The Rebel Spell - Beautiful Future
Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rise Against - The Black Market
Sarchasm - We Interrupt This Broadcast
Sarchasm - Please Do Not Eat Me
Sarchasm - Help! I Need an Adult
Skillet - Comatose
Skillet - Awake
Skillet - Rise
System of a Down - System of a Down
System of a Down - Toxicity
System of a Down - Mezmerize
System of a Down - Hypnotize
This Ascension - Sever
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos - Under the Pink
Tori Amos - Boys for Pele
Tori Amos - To Venus and Back
Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
Tori Amos - The Beekeeper
Tori Amos - American Doll Posse
Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted to Sin
Tori Amos - Night of Hunters
VersaEmerge - Fixed at Zero
We Are The Fallen - Tear the World Down

Other Albums I Want:
12 Stones - 12 Stones
12 Stones - Potter's Field
Amalia Rodrigues - Com que vos
Anna Murphy - Cellar Darling
Ana Moura - Leva-me aos fado
Blackmore's Night - Ghost of a Rose
Dazzle Vision - Origin of Dazzle
Dazzle Vision - Crystal Children
Dazzle Vision - Kirari
Dazzle Vision - Final Attack
The Dirty Youth - Red Light Fix
The Dirty Youth - Gold Dust
Emilie Autumn - Fight Like a Girl
Eths - Soma
Eths - Teratologie
Eths - III
Evans Blue - Graveyard of Empires
Falling Up - Crashings
Girugamesh - Monster
Halestorm - Vicious
Heather Dale - The Trial of Lancelot
Heather Dale - May Queen
Heather Dale - The Road to Santiago
Heather Dale - The Gabriel Hounds
Heather Dale - Fiarytale
HIM - Razorblade Romance
HIM - Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
HIM - Love Metal
Icon For Hire - You Can't Kill Us
Infected Rain - 86
Jinjer - Cloud Factory
Jinjer - King of Everything
Karnataka - The Storm
Karnivool - Themata
Karnivool - Asymmetry
Kittie - Until the End
Kittie - In the Black
Korn - Untouchables
Korn - Take a Look in the Mirror
LEAH - The Quest
Linkin Park - One More Light
Lorde - Pure Heroine
The Material - What We Are
The Material - Everything I Want to Say
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nostalghia - Chrysalis
Otep - Sevas Tra
Otep - House of Secrets
Otep - Smash the Control Machine
Oz - Crunk
Paramore - After Laughter
The Pierces - Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge
The Pierces - Creation
Plumb - Need You Now
Plumb - Exhale
The Pretty Reckless - Who You Selling For
Tori Amos - Unrepentant Geraldines
Tori Amos - Native Invader
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Concerts I've Been To:
Evanescence (With Rival Brothers & The Pretty Reckless) Fox Theater, Oakland, CA October 10, 2011
Metal Female Voices Fest IX October 23, 2011 (Therion, Visions of Atlantis, Draconian, Stream of Passion, Midnattsol, & More)
Kittie (With Bonded By Blood, The Agonist, & Blackguard) Regency Ballroom, San Fransisco, CA April 26, 2012
Mindless Self Indulgence (With Chantal Claret) Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA May 3, 2013 (Don't Ask)
In This Moment (With All Hail The Yeti, Kyng, & Motionless In White) Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA November 28, 2013
Lacuna Coil (With Eve To Adam, Nothing More, & Kyng) Slim's, San Francisco, CA March 21, 2014
Within Temptation (With Amaranthe) Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA September 25, 2014
Epica (With Lacuna Coil, Insomnium, & Elantris) UC Theatre, Berkeley, CA September 14, 2017
Evanescence - Synthesis Tour With Orchestra SF Masonic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA December 16, 2017
Nightwish - Decades Tour. City National Civic Theatre, San Jose, CA April 13, 2018
Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling (with Cellogram) Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA September 5, 2018

April 2013 - June 2014, many shows at 924 Gilman, Berkeley, CA - Most notable of which: Earth Crisis, August 18, 2013 & Touche Amore, October 27, 2013.