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
For something that's labelled "90s: The Essentials" it misses out on a whole heap of stuff that most metal pundits would regard as essential and focuses too much on crap obscure Black Metal wholst ignoring key genres of the period (e.g. Groove and the Power Metal which hit a peak in late 1990s as well as large amount of pivotal DM albums from the early 1990s).
Yeah, I guess you have a point seeing as "the essentials" indeed comes off as more objective than "my favourites", for example. Creating a general metal list of 90's essential albums, so covering all genres, is pretty much impossible. I can also easily name a ton of albums that I think belong on this list, but I previously judged the list on the albums it features. And there's simply lots of great stuff on here. So to sum it up: it's a great list, but calling it "the essentials" isn't the best title for this list, even if it's subjective.