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
Most of us associate guitar player Anders Björler with chewing guitars and high-energy metal assaults displayed in At The Gates and The Haunted. But when Anders Björler makes his debut as a solo artist he chooses a whole different path. His debut solo album will be called Antikythera and "focuses around his love for Italian movie soundtracks from the 60s, 70s and 80s and adds a healthy dose of English prog rock, jazz, post-rock and a pinch of Swedish folk music."
Anders Björler - Guitars, Mellotron, Moog
Morgan Ågren - Drums & Percussion
Dick Lövren - Bass
Carl Svensson - Additional Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Peter Wiberg - Piano
Anders Gabrielson - Tenor Saxophone
Anders Björler explained: "Even though this is not a metal album I wanted a lively production with great dynamics. There is also a certain security about collaborating with someone I have worked with in the past. He is someone I can trust."
And he will not stop playing metal: "Absolutely not. But this is the album I wanted to do at this time. Even with The Haunted and At The Gates there were melancholic and progressive parts that I have developed further with Antikythera."
His solo debut album will be out on Razzia Notes, November 6th, 2013. Antikythera was mixed by Tue Madsen, known for his work with The Haunted among others. The artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu.