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Full name:
Xander  
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23  
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Homepage:
http://mybandrankings.blogspot.com/ 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Death Metal 
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While I'm a pretty diverse metalhead who likes "mallcore" and radio music within genres like nu/alternative/groove metal and metalcore (not the British emo ones, the American hardcore/melodic-based ones), I mostly adore distinctive genres, like progressive/gothic/industrial metal and extreme metal genres like doom metal and almost every subgenre of death metal; ranging from old school/traditional to progressive/technical; even if some are more atmospheric and/or experimental in a way, deathgrind, and brutal. Blackened isn't so bad either, but it's my least favorite.

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How I base my ratings:
100% - Perfect (unless I'm biased)
95% - Almost perfect
90% - Objectively good
85% - Remarkable
80% - Solid
75% - Excellent
70% - Standard
65% - Decent
60% - Getting in there...
55% - The good kind of bad
50% - Half good, half bad
45% - Disappointment
40% - Not quite my tempo
35% - Things aren't in proper order
30% - Boring
25% - Sucky-sucky
20% - Are you kidding me?!
15% - What did I just listen to...
10% - Yeah, no
5% - A molecule of any quality
0% - The equivalence of worthlessness

In rare cases, I would rate albums 100%, and whether there's a very tiny part where it takes away from an album to be perfect, I would still rate it 100% because sometimes I like to be biased towards such tiny and negative details. In other cases, it's very rare that I would rate albums 0% because it's just something that's worth ignoring. It's like showing off how you hate something so bad you'd be seeking attention in a way. Better keep it to myself. A 5% rating is to showcases something that's still worth checking out, even when the rest of the album is a waste of time - and you can say that for a lot of albums.

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My average rating for each band (that has more than one release, based on whatever I reviewed (excluding singles and splits with a single track):

Afterbirth: 83%
Aftershock: 70%
A Pale Horse Named Death: 43%
As I Lay Dying: 67%
Baphomet & Banished: 58%
Blood Incantation:
Bolt Thrower: 74%
Carnivore: 100%
Celestiial: 92%
Ceremonium: 60%
Convulsing: 100%
Deicide: 48%
Demilich: 45%
Diocletian: 58%
Incantation: 62%
Killswitch Engage: 74%
Light the Torch (first two albums as Devil You Know): 75%
Lykathea Aflame & Appalling Spawn: 90%
Memoriam: 85%
Nocturnus AD (including the old band names): 74%
Obsequiae (including Autumnal Winds's fifth demo): 89%
Origin: 51%
Rivers of Nihil: 70%
Seemless: 60%
Suffocation: 58% (fuck math, that's vague)
Testament & Legacy: 58%
The Black Sorcery: 85%
Trivium: 67%
Type O Negative: 94%
Vital Remains (Glen Benton era): 55%
Whitechapel: 26%

Important notes: split albums, singles, and videos.

- While I might like a split that's based on the current band I'm listening to but didn't want to listen to the other band/s on the split at hand, according to the rules, I can't skip and just focus on the one or few bands I'm more interested to listen when it comes to reviewing. So I'll individually rate all the bands' individual material in the split and in the end give a final rating for the entire split record. The individual rating will accumulate to the average rating for whatever band I'm reviewing and will be treated as if it's just another record of that band, but only if the split in question has more than one song.

- Singles that were solely released, as I'll be reviewing such singles, won't be included in a band's average rating unless the singles include more than one track (because assuming the single is perfect and an album might be way less, it wouldn't be right to accumulate it).

- Live videos aren't something I would bother with, but if it's something that I've already watched, then sure I'll throw my two cents at them. Of course, they won't end up in the bands' average rating.

So the purpose of this "average band rating" is to focus on the full-lengths, demos, EPs, and compilations of my choice since they're (especially full-lengths for obvious reasons) the primary discography of bands.

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The lists below contain the bands I'll be reviewing that are available on the site based on full-lengths, demos, EPs and even compilations that contain unheard material or releases that were compiled together, which helps in reviewing entire bands' discographies altogether. Singles and splits will be reviewed only if they're a necessity to a band's discography. Live videos/albums and others will be either skipped or reviewed just for fun.

Keep an eye out that some records that have alternative editions may include other material; new or old, have already been reviewed automatically. For instance, Suffocation's newer Human Waste EP editions include the band's first demo Reincremation. Ceremonium's and Demilich's compilation albums (that the two are quite identical) both include old materiel from demos and/or EPs from the past.

Supposedly, I'll be reviewing in chronological order since that's the right thing to do I believe; to get through a band's journey. Bands without any specific notes (in brackets) means they're either entirely reviewed based on everything they've released (to my knowledge) or reviewed by my choice, which will be specified. You'll also see inside the brackets what I'm currently planning on writing.

BANDS REVIEWED
200 Stab Wounds
Afterbirth (skipped first demo and compilation)
Aftershock (skipped demos, splits, and compilation)
Amon ^US^
A Pale Horse Named Death
As I Lay Dying
Baphomet ^US^ (including Banished; skipped Baphomet's demos)
Blood Incantation (reviews in development/awaiting approval)
Bolt Thrower (skipped demos and EPs)
Brawl
Carnivore
Celestiial
Ceremonium
Convulsing
Corrin
Deicide
Demilich
Diocletian
Divine Heresy (debut album only)
Fallout ^US^
Incantation (last review awaiting approval)
Killswitch Engage
Light the Torch (first two albums as Devil You Know)
Lykathea Aflame (including Appalling Spawn)
Memoriam (skipped demos - unless a compilation would be released)
Nocturnus AD (including the old band names)
Obsequiae (including one demo as Autumnal Winds)
Ossuary
Reeking Aura
Rivers of Nihil
Seemless
Seventh Void
Silent Death (skipped demo)
Silvertomb
Suffocation
Testament (including Legacy and one single)
Timeghoul (review in development/awaiting approval)
The Black Sorcery
Trivium
Type O Negative (FAVORITE BAND)
Vital Remains (Glen Benton era)
Whitechapel

DRAFTS:
Deliquesce
Diocletian (upcoming fourth EP)
Eroded
Lymphatic Phlegm (skipped three split albums)
Memoriam (upcoming fourth album)
Sanguisugabogg (upcoming debut album)
Unurnment
VoidCeremony

PLANNED BANDS TO REVIEW IN 2021:
All That Remains (skipped demo)
Artificial Brain
At the Gates
Azure Emote
Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne's albums only)
Buckshot Facelift
Cannibal Corpse
Carcass
Cavalera Conspiracy
Crucifixion
Cynic (including Portal)
Darkthrone (death metal material only)
Death
Devourment
Divine Rapture
Entombed (death metal material only)
Emptiness
Fear Factory
Gojira (including Godzilla)
Gorguts
Immolation
Infester (including Threnodist)
Iron Maiden
Karl Sanders
Machine Head
Meshuggah
Mithras
Monstrosity (Corpsegrinder era)
Morriah
Nailbomb
Necrophagist
Negativa
Nile
Overcast
Ozzy Osbourne
Paths of Possession (Corpsegrinder era)
Perpetual Doom
Sarpanitum
Septicflesh
Sepultura (Max Cavalera era)
Serpentine Dominion
Shadows Fall
Soulfly
The Black Dahlia Murder
Times of Grace
Ulcerate
Voodoo Gods (Corpsegrinder era)

PLANNED BANDS TO REVIEW IN THE NEAR FUTURE:
Aeviterne
Arkaea
Atheist
Bleeding Through
Cancer
Cattle Decapitation
Cryptopsy (Lord Worm's albums only)
Darkseed
Dio
Flourishing
God Forbid
Heaven and Hell
Hooded Menace
Hour of Penance
Human Remains
Living Sacrifice
Malevolent Creation
Melancholy Pessimism
Mortician
Murder Construct
Nader Sadek
Nero di Marte
Orphaned Land
Pantera (1990-2000)
Rage Nucléaire
Rippikoulu
Rush
Slayer
The Gathering
Threat Signal