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
German folk metallers Die Apokalyptischen Reiter have released a brand new video for their song "Wir Reiten" (We Ride). The video is result of a cooperation with French movie maker Yann Arthus-Bertrand, features sequences from the movie Home, and can now be watched here.
"Wir Reiten" comes off the band's latest offering Moral & Wahnsinn, released in 2011.
The band talked about the experience: "When we watched Home for the first time, we were simply blown away by its grace and power. We got in touch with Fondation GoodPlanet and their chairman Bertrand, in order to search for possible ways to make this movie available to a wider public. There are only very few movies that are obligatory to watch in one's lifetime - and Home doubtlessly ranks among them. The combination of our music and sequences of Bertrand's movie goes way beyond the mere aesthetic value. Compressed to four minutes, it depicts the ultimate 'dream vs. nightmare' scenario of a world that has reached a crossroads."