00:03 - Korah Yeah, MS ratings on new albums are totally f****ed! You just have to watch ratings from 2000 and ratings from 2016! Metal was'nt so much better than today releases.
23:53 - Czerny Reiter There's a dearth of reviewers on the site and most of what gets reviewed ends up getting a good grade (on the grounds that pro-bono reviewers mostly review what appeals to them).
23:48 - Overrwatcher I feel as if SSUS's review backlash is a perfect example of this. When he gave a 2/10 people didn't say much. When he gave a 9/10 people questioned his review integrity.
23:42 - Overrwatcher I will always bring up BMTH's "There Is A Hell" in this regard. Very well received literally everywhere but MS. Here it's one of the lowest rated albums in the database.
23:38 - Overrwatcher Bands can put out similar quality records to 10 years ago yet get over 1 point less. People have been much more negative recently. And MS also seems to shit on some albums at random.
Some of you may recognize Autolatry from one of our Clandestine Cuts articles of the past year, where one of my colleagues reviewed their Of The Land EP. I decided to take my time and listen to the previous album and EP of this young black metal band before diving into the depths of their sophomore album. That's when I met an inconsistency... Of the good kind! Man, they threw me a curve ball.
This track is fucking awesome. From the relentless and dissonant beginning, the Bathory-like clean vocals in the middle, and that beautiful, indredibly cool bridge that evolves into a great post-black-like crescendo.