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Rank:
Veteran 
Points:
2417 
Full name:
Greg  
Gender:
Male 
Age:
25  
Country:
Italy 
Homepage:
https://bit.ly/339QEfE 
Favourite metal genre(s):
Thrash and thrash accessories 
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.

28/10/2021 - 2000 points reached. Another three long years. Yes, due to my speed I better celebrate this rare kind of milestones. Onward to 3000... see you in 2024.

I'm constantly dividing myself between study and work, leaving the crumbs to my social life, and writing some reviews in the meantime, so the output usually has an alarmingly inconstant frequency. As such, I mainly avoid high-profile bands and focus on albums with very few and/or old reviews, as a rule of thumb not sporting already 10+ works of people way more competent than me. My English, especially when I started out, was all but perfect and I'm aware of this, unfortunately it's nothing more than a passion, but I continuously seek to improve my syntax and expand my thesaurus. Currently setting 2018 as the year I found somewhat of a consistent style, but occasionally I'll adjust/expand the earlier reviews, as well as soften some cringe-inducing stuff and awkward phrasing you might find (I obviously could rewrite them from scratch and make them better, but wouldn't that also be rewriting history?). Stay Metal.

Mainly treading the Review Discussion forum, we can catch each other there if needed. Occasionally helping any poor soul who happens to be worse than me in the Feedback Workshop.

Would you like to request a review from me?
Step one: ask yourself if you are really 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 occasionally 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'll probably need to make a little more research and/or further listening), but I listen to a bit of everything at the end of the day.

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. I also can't see the need in being the umpteenth user to point out that a 90-100% album is nearly flawless, a 0-10% is crap and so forth. Seriously, just stop doing that. 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. You also won't see any 100% coming from me, at least for the time being.

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

BastardHead
Tanuki
Gutterscream
Napalm_Satan
gasmask_colostomy
Twisted_Psychology
Napero
autothrall
lord_genghis
Sean16
Diamhea (R.I.P.)
Larry6990
colin040
robotiq
Felix 1666
OzzyApu
Empyreal
Hellish_Torture (apparently disappeared)
BlackMetal213
Lord_Of_Diamonds (once cut that edge, he's a great writer)
UltraBoris (yep, I admit)

I might add someone else I don't remember now with time. Keep on rocking 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: Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare
(fourth wheel: Sepultura - Beneath the Remains)

Behold the Triumvirate of Revival Thrash Metal:

Fog of War - Here Lies Humanity
Hexen - State of Insurgency
Exmortus - In Hatred's Flame

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, death as long as it isn't too weird, black metal if it's got either atmosphere (Dissection reign supreme) or brutality (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 complete physical collection - with non-metal stuff as well - is available on Discogs for space reasons (link at the top - it's not a rickroll, I swear!). Note that none of those items is for sale, should you ever wonder such a thing.

Other bands/artists not in my collection 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
4Arm
Anthrax
Atheist (especially Piece of Time)
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
Blue Stahli
Bulldozer
Bullet for My Valentine (early albums)
Cannibal Corpse (Corpsegrinder era)
Caparezza
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
Deathwish (UK)
Deep Purple
Demolition Hammer
Destruction (post-'The Antichrist' albums)
Devin Townsend (including everything involving him, a pure genius)
Dio (repetita iuvant)
DragonForce
Entombed
Evildead
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Forbidden
Gammacide
Green Day
Hellwitch
Holy Moses
Holy Terror
Hypnosia
Iron Maiden
Jimi Hendrix
Joe Satriani
Keane
The Kill
Metallica
Ministry
Morbid Saint
Municipal Waste
MxPx
Necro
Necrophobic
NOFX
Noyz Narcos
Pantera
Pendulum
Persuader
Pink Floyd
Possessed
The Prodigy
Queen
Rage Against the Machine
Razor
Rush
Sacrifice
Sadus
Savatage
Shiny Toy Guns
Slayer
Snot
Sodom
Static-X
Sum 41
Tech N9ne
Terrorizer
Toxic Holocaust
Toxik
Trivium
U2
Unwritten Law
Vio-lence
Voivod
W.A.S.P. (after 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 never clicked with me so far:

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/Mercyful Fate (not really into exaggerated falsettos)
Megadeth (technical but extremely inconsistent, plus 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?