05:01 - deadone I buy 8s (generally essential). I buy 7s if they have the odd great song or offer a specific experience (non-essential). I don't buy 6s. A 7 can have repeat value (it is good after all)
04:57 - deadone What certain albums? See an 8 to me means I enjoy it a lot but it doesn't get mu blood pumping. 7s are generally "ok to listen to and enjoy to some level but no spiritual connection." 6s are "innoffensive background music."
04:57 - Fearmeister Yea, and 10s are bloody soul catching. 9s are stuff that you go out and buy anyway. 8s are good stuff that you don't want to get to buying and 7s are stuff that you enjoyed but not enough for repeated listens
04:55 - deadone No they;re not. 8.0s are definitely Very Good but they don't catch my soul like the 9s. Arguably some of the 7s are overscored - decent for one-off listens but no repeat value.
04:55 - Fearmeister I mean, even looking at your comments on certain albums reflects this. The stuff you say about an '8' is easily transplanted to everyone else's '9's, same goes with your '7's and '9's. Gets fuzzy when you get t
04:49 - Fearmeister And the fact that you refuse to give 10s simply means that all your votes are underscored. Your 9s are 10s, your 8s are 9s, etc etc.
04:44 - deadone No it's accurate. In MS standards, 9 is excellent and 8 is very good. 10 is perfect. Thus a 9 is fine for those albums I love and think are "excellent" (and I've got 127 of them).
It's pretty amusing when people try labeling black metal bands/fans as elitist, because these days that stereotype of the genre's bands and followers as striving to maintain that "trve and kvlt" attitude falls pretty easily when one just looks at the facts. In the past decade, black metal seems to have been branching out in all possible directions, incorporating seemingly any potential influences into the core of its traditional formula. Further testament to this increasing evolution comes in the form of Norway's Kvelertak, whose sound can best be described as some strange blackened pop punk of sorts. So as a disclaimer: if you're one of those people that think the aesthetics of black metal all boil down to corpsepaint, howling to the moon in ancient forests, and anti-Christianity, you'll probably want to go elsewhere. Otherwise, if you're someone like me who absolutely loves the ever-increasing creativity of the genre, then please continue.
This isn't really an album you break down the intricacies of (that's not to say there aren't any as the hybrid of styles is uncanny and very well executed). "Meir", much like their debut, is just good old-fashioned, ass-kicking fun. It's infectiously catchy, brutal at times, but most importantly it's just a blast to listen to. Roll around town with the windows down and a few buddies rockin' out to this shit and you'd be appreciating it at its fullest. I'm usually rather "high brow" in my taste but this shit is just too fun not to enjoy :-) Can't wait for the shitshow thats gonna be Kvelertak and Cancer Bats!
No other band manages to mix hardcore punk, hard rock and black metal in one melting pot to provide such a fine (and fun!) music. I liked their debut a bit more, but it might have been for the feeling of novelty. "Meir" didn't give a slap in the face, but this fact didn't prevent me from taking a great pleasure from listening to this album.