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Rank:
Veteran 
Points:
1659 
Full name:
Greg  
Gender:
Male 
Age:
23  
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.

Welcome, stranger!

27/08/2018 - After more than three long years, finally a Veteran. I thank everyone who believed in me, this victory is yours as much as mine. Yes I'm slow, but still active, hoping to enjoy my retirement being a Metal freak at the nursing home.

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. 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.

Would you like to request a review from me?
Step one: sure?
Step two: hit me up at any time (email address at the bottom of this long-ass, rambling soliloquy). It's a secondary mail, thus sometimes I may go several days without checking it. Don't be mad at me. I'll appreciate if the release in question falls within my genre 'comfort zone', especially those above, alternatively those below (usually I'm not that well-versed in those genres and I prefer not to write incorrect and/or newcomer stuff, but I still enjoy them).

I am either too lazy or not enough prolific to provide a rating scale for my reviews, like many do. Always keep in mind that yours will never be as cool as BastardHead's one, though. For me, just know that I'll try to keep ratings at a consistent global scale, even updating them, to (try to) reflect which album I like more/less than which. A tough job, but as long as I write this frequently, not too difficult.

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

BastardHead
Tanuki
autothrall
Napero
Diamhea (R.I.P.)
Gutterscream
Napalm_Satan
OzzyApu
Empyreal
gasmask_colostomy
Twisted_Psychology
BlackMetal213
Hellish_Torture
hells_unicorn

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 my teenage 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: Morbid Saint - Spectrum of Death
Son: Devastation - Idolatry
Holy Spirit: Sepultura - Beneath the Remains

According to the mood I'm in, I listen to a bit of everything. That includes: pop (as long as it's not disposable, worthless stuff), punk (especially pop-punk, I'm a '90s kid after all), rap (if it's aggressive and/or mixed with metal elements, see Cypress Hill, Tech N9ne), electronica (same as before, i.e. The Prodigy, Celldweller, Pendulum, drum and bass, hardbass - yes, I'm a slavaboo from time to time), rock/hard rock, heavy, power, black metal if it's got either atmosphere (Dissection reign supreme) or brutality (Marduk, 1349). I can't understand grindcore (except for few selected exceptions like Terrorizer, The Kill), noise, deathcore, djent, black metal which doesn't follow the above, drone, slam; I'm not too fond of the modern school of virtually interchangeable tech death bands either. Outside of this site I feel a deep hatred for trap and reggaeton (which unfortunately surround me more and more as time passes by), and for a good 90% of the music coming from my country as well. Ultimately, 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
Rise Against - The Sufferer & the Witness
Van Halen - Van Halen

Other bands/artists not in my 2 collections that I like, but don't mind having/can't buy their physical albums, either for lack of money or availability:

...and You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
30 Seconds to Mars (their first album is a real grower)
4Arm
Anthrax
Atheist (I MIGHT favor Piece of Time by a slight margin)
Atreyu
Attomica
Avantasia
Avril Lavigne (my childhood crush and lifelong love)
Bathory
Battery (DK)
The Beastie Boys
The Black Dahlia Murder
Black Sabbath (both Ozzy- and Dio-stuff)
Blind Guardian
Blue Öyster Cult
Bulldozer (Italian pride)
Bullet for My Valentine (early albums)
Cannibal Corpse (Corpsegrinder era)
Caparezza (one of the few to stand above the shit sea of the Italian rap scene)
Celldweller
Comeback Kid
Coroner
The Crown
Cypress Hill
D.R.I.
Dark Angel (shame they couldn't find any decent vocalist)
Death (with a slight preference for the first works)
Death Angel
Deep Purple
Demolition Hammer
Destruction (post-'The Antichrist' albums)
Devin Townsend (including everything involving him, a pure genius)
Dio (repetita iuvant)
DragonForce
Entombed (early)
Evildead
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Forbidden
Gammacide
Green Day
Hellwitch
Holy Moses
Holy Terror
Iron Maiden
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
Keane
The Kill
Metallica
Ministry
Morbid Saint
Municipal Waste
MxPx
Necro
Necrophobic
NOFX
Pantera
Pendulum
Persuader
Pink Floyd
Possessed
Power Trip
The Prodigy
Queen
Rage Against the Machine
Razor
Rush
Sacrifice
Sadus
Savatage
Shrapnel (UK)
Slayer
Snot
Sodom
Sum 41
System of a Down (NOT much, I hate who claims to be a metalhead by listening to them)
Tech N9ne
Terrorizer
Toxic Holocaust
Toxik
Trivium
U2
Vio-lence
Voivod
W.A.S.P. (when they noticed they weren't a glam band)
Warbeast
Yellowcard
Zebrahead (most uplifting band ever? I love them)

Universally (or so) praised bands which leave me unimpressed; not a matter of edgy-ness, simply stuff that hasn't clicked with me until now:

Exodus (great energy, but honestly all their vocalists get on my nerves after a while)
Judas Priest (legendary, but far from being a 'favourite' 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)
Morbid Angel (apart from Sandoval, I'll take early Death over them everyday)
Overkill (I can't feel their magic, and I happen not to love Blitz's voice)
Testament (Skolnick is great, but everything else just isn't on par)

Feel free to send me all your hate at any time at: dimitrimolotov86 @ gmail.com.

But again, my favourite band is Avenged Sevenfold, so what do I know?