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Old 01-13-2011, 08:30 AM
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So, any time I review an album by a band I previously liked, everything in the review can be disregarded and considered worthless?
I doubt that's what he actually meant, but thanks to his typical tendency to make a strong statement using as few words as possible, he invites misinterpretation (or maybe he's just trying to wind up sensitive types such as yourself ).

Having said this, I do see his point. If he had written "fanboy submitted reviews = worthless", I would agree without reservation.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:35 AM
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Fan submitted reviews = worthless.
I kind of agree if he meant it exactly like this tbh. I find it much more easier to flame/point out dislikes then to come up with words on how to praise an album, thus making my positive reviews a little weak. But what the hell do I know, a great written positive review can be wonderful.
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:53 PM
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(or maybe he's just trying to wind up sensitive types such as yourself )
Would I?
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:35 PM
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Metal archives is good for a lot of things. Especially a laugh if you ever read Ultraboris' reviews of Iced Earth album. I implore you all to do so if you haven't. You will love it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:47 PM
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Metal archives is good for a lot of things. Especially a laugh if you ever read Ultraboris' reviews of Iced Earth album. I implore you all to do so if you haven't. You will love it.
Well now, hello stranger. Analysis of To The Metal, stat!
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There was a hilarious review of a Burzum album but it got deleted.

EDIT: Found it! http://web.archive.org/web/200604300...iew.php?id=383
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:12 PM
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Well now, hello stranger. Analysis of To The Metal, stat!
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I am not one to do the track by track or very long review so here ye are:
To The Metal.... It's...well, another Gamma Ray album, and given their releases since LOTF, it should be great! But I will say I was somewhat disappointed. Overall, it's consistent. Consistently good too. But there really isn't anything that leaps out to me. Aside from maybe Time To Live. I was a big fan of Land of the Free II. It wasn't consistent, but there were many standout tracks, inspired or blatant riff ripoffs, however you want to call certain sections in the songs I'm talking about (Opportunity, When the World, Insurrection), they are kick ass tunes. I don't like Metal Gods... I mean To The Metal. I would rather they had played Heavy Metal Universe live than To The Metal as well. I feel as if Kai took some criticism of Land of the Free II to heart and went a very safe route with this album. Most of the songs are of the shorter variety and are very easy to pick up as a listener after one or two listens. I mean really, it's almost like a 10 track singles album, the longest track is the one Dirk sings on. Say what you will about his vocals, but I actually like the tune, it steps out of the albums norm. I actually like every song on this album. But as I said, it just seems safe and is a lesser album then it's predecessors since LOTF.
Overall, as I said, it's a good album. I do think it is the weakest they have done with Kai on vocals, and I have a feeling the next album will be fantastic.
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I feel that "To the Metal" is ultimately just lacking a focal point. There's no "Rebellion", no "Armageddon", no "Somewhere Out in Space". It's an album full of what are typically "B-rate" Gamma Ray songs. It's not crap, and I don't think they're capable of releasing something shitty and repulsive, but it's dangerously boring and safe.
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Didn't expect to see a good list from metal archives, I thought it would be nothing but obscure black metal.
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