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FOrbIDen's profile

Rank:
Metalhead 
Points:
928 
Full name:
James  
Gender:
Male 
Age:
20 
Country:
United States 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Gothic/Symphonic Metal 
Comments:
 

Favorite Bands: Evanescence, Within Temptation, The Agonist (2007 - 2014), Leah (CA), In This Moment, Amaran, Anabanta, Kells, Stream of Passion, Moonlight (PL), Tristania, The Sins of thy Beloved, & 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... Okay
72 - 70: C- - Not Good, But...
69 - 68: D+ - Not Bad, But...
67 - 63: D - Eh
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)

Other Albums I Own:
10 Years - The Autumn Effect
10 Years - Feed The Wolves
Babymetal - Babymetal
Björk - Homogenic
Blackmoore's Night - Fire's at Midnight
Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Can't Be Stopped - Demo 2013, Preserve or Get Crushed
Dazzle Vision - Camellia Japonica
Dazzle Vision - To The Next
Dazzle Vision - Shocking Loud Voice + Evolution EP
Delerium - Chimera
The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
Emilie Autumn - Opheliac
Evanescence - Origin (97/100)
Evanescence - Fallen (100/100)
Evanescence - Anywhere But Home (100/100)
Evanescence - The Open Door (100/100)
Evanescence - Evanescence (100/100)
Even Devils Die - The Dream (Single - Digital)
Even Devils Die - Epilogue (Single - Digital)
Eyes Set to Kill - Broken Frames (92/100)
Flyleaf - Flyleaf (96/100)
Flyleaf - Much Like Falling EP
Flyleaf - Memento Mori (98/100)
Flyleaf - New Horizons (100/100)
Flyleaf - Between The Stars
Halestorm - Halestorm
Halestorm - The Strange Case of... (93/100)
Halestorm - Into The Wild Life
HIM - Dark Light (88/100)
HIM - Venus Doom (100/100)
HIM - Screamworks: Love In Theory And Practice (100/100)
Icon for Hire - Scripted (96/100)
Icon For Hire - Icon For Hire
Infected Rain - Asylum
Infected Rain - Embrace Eternity
In This Moment - Beautiful Tragedy (89/100)
In This Moment - The Dream (Ultra Violet Edition) (91/100)
In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland (96/100)
In This Moment - Blood
In This Moment - Black Widow
Jinjer - Inhale, Don't Breathe
Karnivool - Sound Awake
KatBGini - The Demon Within
Katell Keineg - Ô Seasons Ô Castles
Kells - Lueurs
Kells - Anachromie (93/100)
Kittie - Spit
Kittie - Oracle
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 (88/100)
Linkin Park - Meteora (92/100)
The Material - Tomorrow EP
Melanie Martinez - Cry Baby
Motionless In White - Reincarnate
Next To Last - I Think You Saved Me Demo
Nirvana - Bleach
Nirvana - In Utero
Noctura - Surrender The Sun (92/100)
Nothing More - Nothing More
Otep - The Ascension (91/100)
Otep - Atavist 33(93/100)
Otep - Hydra (95/100)
Paramore - Riot!
Paramore - Brand New Eyes (89/100)
Paramore - Paramore
Paula Cole - This Fire
The Pierces - You And I
Plumb - Chaotic Resolve
PJ Franco and the Burnouts - We'll Do Your Fucking Dishes
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
Rumble Fish - I Am Me
Sarchasm - We Interrupt This Broadcast
Sarchasm - Please Do Not Eat Me
Sarchasm - Help! I Need An Adult
Skillet - Comatose
Skillet - Awake (92/100)
Skillet - Rise
System of a Down - Mezmerize (91/100)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos - Under The Pink
Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted to Sin
Varna - This Time It's Personal (Digital)
VersaEmerge - Fixed At Zero (91/100)
We Are The Fallen - Tear The World Down (100/100)

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
Björk - Debut
Björk - Post
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
Evanescence - Synthesis
Evans Blue - Graveyard of Empires
Falling Up - Crashings
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 - Greatest Love Songs Volume 666
HIM - Razorblade Romance
HIM - Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights
HIM - Love Metal
Icon For Hire - You Can't Kill Us
In This Moment - Ritual
Jinjer - Cloud Factory
Jinjer - King of Everything
Karnataka - The Storm
Karnivool - Themata
Karnivool - Asymmetry
Kells - Gaia
Kittie - Until The End
Kittie - In The Black
Kittie - I've Failed You
Lorde - Pure Heroine
Lorde - Melodrama
The Material - What We Are
The Material - Everything I Want To Say
Melanie Martinez - Dollhouse EP
Motionless In White - Graveyard Shift
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nostalghia - Chrysalis
Otep - Sevas Tra
Otep - House of Secrets
Otep - Smash The Control Machine
Oz - Versus
The Pierces - Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge
The Pierces - Creation
Plumb - Need You Now
Plumb - Exhale
The Pretty Reckless - Who You Selling For
Slipping Tongue - My Kingdom Falls
Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
Tori Amos - American Doll Posse

Concerts I've Been To:
Evanescence (With Rival Brothers & The Pretty Reckless) Fox Theater, Oakland, CA Oct 10, 2011
Metal Female Voices Fest IX Oct 23, 2011 (Therion, Visions of Atlantis, Draconian, Stream of Passion, Midnattsol, System Divide, Triosphere, Velvet Seal & 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
April 2013 - June 2014, many shows at 924 Gilman, Berkeley, CA - Most notable of which: August 18, 2013 - Earth Crisis & October 27, 2013 - Touche Amore