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.
And now for some live action in Europe. As you know, Opeth are about to release a new album called Pale Communion. And the band will be touring in Europe in support of the new record this winter (October/November). Maybe you can catch the band live? View the tour dates below to confirm that.
24 October - LKA Longhorn - Stuttgart, Germany
25 October - Live Music Hall - Cologne, Germany
26 October - Huxleys Neue Welt - Berlin, Germany
27 October - Progresja - Warsaw, Poland
29 October - Roxy - Prague, Czech Republic
30 October - Arena - Vienna, Austria
31 October - TonHalle - Munich, Germany
1 November - Komplex 457 - Zürich, Switzerland
3 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy
5 November - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
6 November - AB - Brussels, Belgium
7 November - Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8 November - Grosse Freiheit - Hamburg, Germany
9 November - Store Vega - Copenhagen, Denmark
14 November - Sentrum Scene - Oslo, Norway
Pale Communion will be released on August 26th via Roadrunner Records. Check out the various album pre-order formats here.
I was there last time when they played in 013 (November 2011). Ever since I suspected it would be the last time for them to play in Tilburg. And it seems I was right, as they've now become too popular for a venue such as 013. Obviously I won't go all the way to Amsterdam to see them, so I most certainly won't go to that gig. The positive thing is that their glory days are far gone anyway, plus I've seen them multiple times already, so I can't say I care a whole lot about this.