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.
23:36 - Overrwatcher I'd say that MS is generally somewhat close to the general consensus, with exceptions. Melodeath gets overrated, metalcore underrated. And there is a notable difference in modern album scores.
23:28 - !J.O.O.E.! One could argue that that album's appeal is underground =V
Jake Bowen, of the American progressive/djent band Periphery, has announced his first solo album. The album is planned for a tentative summer 2014 release date. You can check out the official album sampler below. As for Periphery, their new release Clearis dropping on January 28th.
The extreme metal maestro Ihsahn has released another new single for your listening pleasure. If you already listened to the new song "Hiber" here, don't miss out on the chance to listen to "'NaCl" now on the YouTube video below. The track will appear on the forthcoming Das Seelenbrechen album due on October 22nd via Candelight Records.
American progressive metal band Cynthesis has released details about their new upcoming album entitled ReEvolution. The album will be the second part of a planned trilogy of concept albums that started with the band's previous debut release DeEvolution and will be released on June 4th via Sensory Records. You can now check out the album artwork and tracklist.
American guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) has released a new video playing the track "The Ultimatum", which is the first track revealed from his new album Plains Of Oblivion, to be released on April 9th in Europe and one day later in the US via Century Media Records. The song features guest soloist Tony MacAlpine and you can watch the video below. More album details were previously reported here.
Finnish melodic death metallers Tracedawn have released a new music video for their song "Breed Insane". The song is taken from the band's upcoming release Lizard Dusk due out in February and the first one with their new lead singer Niko Kalliojärvi. The video can be viewed below.
"Caught In A Mosh", a brand new cover song from Finnish metallers Waltari is now streaming online at this location. The Anthrax cover comes off the band's freshly released covers album Covers All! - 25th Anniversary Album.