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Rank:
Veteran 
Points:
1187 
Full name:
Greg  
Gender:
Male 
Age:
22  
Country:
Italy 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Thrash, crossover, death 
Comments:
 

R.I.P. Diamhea - truly a legend on MA. Looking to see you again in another life, friend.

27/08/2018 - After more than three long years, finally a Veteran. I thank everyone who believed in me, this victory is mine as much as yours.

I write a few reviews in my (little) spare time, so I focus mainly on reviewing albums which left me a good impression - be it releases by obscure bands or overlooked works by more famous ones - rather than unnecessarily casting shit over infamously bad ones or drooling over the cornerstones of music we all know. I can't guarantee there won't be any exceptions, though; if I want to say anything new and interesting about something, I'll do it, sooner or later. My English is all but perfect and I'm aware of this, unfortunately it's nothing more than a passion, but I'll try to be as clear as possible. I guess my reviews are recommended if you want to get a quick idea of an album without wasting too much energy on understanding what I write. Stay Metal.

Favourite reviewers (both for writing style and correspondence to my musical tastes):

BastardHead
autothrall
Napero
Tanuki
Diamhea (R.I.P.)
Gutterscream
TrooperEd
Empyreal
BlackMetal213
Napalm_Satan

I might add someone else I don't remember now with time. Keep rocking on guys, I love you.

Also a soccer enthusiast, amateur player and great expert, as well as videogame half-nerd, and since some years in a long, satisfying love relationship with beer.

I used to have a real girlfriend once, but then I took an arrow in the knee. Since I wanted to be sure the wound would heal safely, I started studying engineering.

Bow down to THE HOLY TRINITY OF RIFF-ISM:

Father: Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
Son: Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
Holy Spirit: Devastation - Idolatry
(may or may not trade places with Demolition Hammer - Epidemic of Violence)

According to the mood I'm in, I listen to a bit of everything. That includes: punk, rap (if it's aggressive and/or mixed with metal elements), electronica (same as before), rock/hard rock, heavy, power, black metal if it's got either atmosphere (Dissection) or brutality (Marduk, 1349). I can't understand grindcore/noise, deathcore, djent, black metal which doesn't follow the above, as well as trap, reggaeton (but actually, who does?) and 95% of the music coming from my country. So my physical collection comprehends also the following releases, not on the Archives:

32 Leaves - Welcome to the Fall
Alter Bridge - AB III
Alter Bridge - Blackbird
Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold - Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen
Biohazard - Reborn in Defiance
Biohazard - State of the World Address
blink-182 - Enema of the State
Clash, The - The Clash
Feeder - The Singles
Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist
KuTso - Decadendo (su un materasso sporco)
KuTso - Musica per persone sensibili
Linea 77 - Oh!
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park - Meteora
Linkin Park - Minutes to Midnight
Linkin Park - The Hunting Party
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
Rise Against - Appeal to Reason
Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Van Halen - Van Halen

Other bands/artists I like but I don't mind having/can't buy their physical albums, either for lack of money or availability:

4Arm
Anthrax
Atreyu
Attomica
Avril Lavigne (my childhood crush and lifelong love)
Bathory
Battery (DK)
The Beastie Boys
The Black Dahlia Murder
Black Sabbath
Blue Öyster Cult
Bulldozer (Italian pride)
Bullet for My Valentine (before they died)
Cannibal Corpse (Corpsegrinder era)
Caparezza (the lone rapper to stand above the shit sea of the Italian scene)
Comeback Kid
Coroner
D.R.I.
Dark Angel
Death
Death Angel
Deep Purple
Demolition Hammer
Destruction
Devin Townsend
Dissection
DragonForce
Entombed
Evildead
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Forbidden
Gammacide
Green Day
Grip Inc.
Hellwitch
Hexen
Holy Moses
Holy Terror
Iron Maiden
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
Metallica
Ministry
Morbid Saint
Municipal Waste
Nanowar of Steel (REAL Italian pride)
Necro
Necrophobic
NOFX
Outloud
Pantera
Pink Floyd
Possessed
Power Trip
Queen
Rage Against the Machine
Razor
The Rolling Stones
Sacrifice
Sadus
Savatage
Slayer
Snot
Sodom
Sum 41
System of a Down (not a fanboy though)
Testament
Toxic Holocaust
Toxik
Trivium
U2
Vio-lence
Voivod
Warbeast
Yellowcard
Zebrahead

Universally (or so) praised bands which leave me unimpressed (hatemail me at any time at greg882@hotmail.it):

Exodus (honestly all their vocalists get on my nerves after a while, but I love Gary Holt)
Judas Priest (legendary, but far from being a 'favorite' band of mine)
King Diamond (exaggerated falsettos)
Megadeth (not so much more than technicality, and Rust in Peace is a bit overrated)
Meshuggah (amazing how they are super-technical and super-boring at the same time)
Overkill (I can't feel their magic, and I don't like Blitz's voice)

...plus about 80% of black metal bands. And Rammstein, even if they don't share much with this site. But again, my favourite band is Avenged Sevenfold, so what do I know?