05:07 - MetalDoomMaster I think it's easier to think of 10s as "best of the best" instead of perfect. By your rating standards, there shouldn't even be a 10 on the scale. There must be some of those 9s you like more than other 9s.
05:04 - Fearmeister see? You're simply proving my point more and more. In fact, that is pretty much the same thing I do, just bump the numbers up by 1
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
German folk metallers Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have recently announced the supporting bands for their The Greatest Of The Best European Tour 2012. With 20 stations in England, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Germany (see the dates below), they will tour together with two different band lineups.
For the tour start on April 21st, 2012, at the Durbuy Rock Festival in Belgium, Germany's cult-alternative rock band Emil Bulls will join the tour bus and will be with Die Apokalyptischen Reiter for eleven shows in Benelux, France, UK, Spain and Italy as the main support. Emil Bulls are probably one of the figureheads in the German alternative rock scene and are standing for an explosive live show. Their recent album Oceanic is the most successful album in their long lasting band history.
For the shows in the German speaking area, meaning Germany, Austria and Switzerland, it was chosen the band Kontrust. Kontrust, with the headquarters in Vienna, caused quite a stir in the past two years with their extraordinary live shows and unusual video clips, also over the borders of Austria. One of the highlights probably was their performance at the Polish Woodstock Festival in front of over 100.000 people last summer.
The position for the opening act for the whole European tour was filled by the 5 Danes of Malrun. With their debut album Beauty In Chaos they got good press echoes of the metal media from all over Europe and they stand for melodic, modern metal.