13:18 - Redn1ght Stop right there criminal scum! [link] @Zaphod.
12:46 - Zaphod Just added 10 band logos to MS. Someone stop me.
12:41 - Marcel Hubregtse Not so much for reviews, but the eyes are focused on MS when it comes to the MS Awards, that much I have heard from all through the industry (both labels and bands)
12:36 - RavenEffect ofc, MS is where all eyes are when it comes to independent online reviews.
12:09 - Marcel Hubregtse "Their sophomore record “Withered Shades” (2010) was praised by the press as one of the best Death/Doom records of the past decade and even won the 2nd place in Metalstorm’s “best extreme Doom album award”, "
12:09 - Marcel Hubregtse Taken from the Ophis infosheet/biography accompanying their upcoming album...
11:15 - Redn1ght Oh wow. xD Must've made people rage in the comments. (Btw, Metallica is now a better cover band than an actual band. Just saying.)
Are you back? Good, because I'm about to get started. The basic structure of this album is a fun, simplistic and catchy industrial album. This is nothing you haven't seen before; your standard forty minute album with thirteen, three-ish minute tracks. The only thing that differentiates this from any other industrial album is the awful album title, and immature album cover. Apart from those two differences, this is just another, sub-par album: repetitive songs, cheesy synths, and even worse lyrics.
What's not to love?
I mean really, this is a catchy slab of music that makes my toe tap. Sure I probably wouldn't pick it off my shelf and play it every single day, but this is far from being terrible. In fact, I'm even going to go out and say, I like Satanic Pop Metal. There, happy now?
But really, if this album was titled anything but, I'm sure it would not be getting the rap that it has. It's funny to see that something as small as the cover, or title, can sabotage a perfectly fine album. It's almost saddening to think that most of the people bashing this, probably haven't even heard it past the second track. In the end, Satanic Pop Metal is decent, if you give it a chance.
If that video is anything to go by then this is far too straightforward and functional to be given less than 5 really. It's so straight up and inoffensive that it practically begs for an average score, rather than a negative one.