• BESTIAL BLACK METAL / WAR METAL BAND LIST (UPDATED NOVEMBER 23, 2014)

    27 Jul 2014, 06:14 by Necrologue

  • + BEST IN HEAVY METAL - 2012 +

    2 Apr 2014, 11:53 by Coffinwood_Mill

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    Hi folks,

    The years have come and gone, and yet for some odd reason I still receive requests for my 'Best Of' journal entries in Heavy Metal, as well as several other genres. Why I still receive these requests I have no idea, but I've relented on being an e-seclusionist curmudgeon and eternally lazy long enough to post my Best in Heavy Metal of 2012 list. I hope whatever poor soul or bored last.fm troll that reads this dated meandering of metal finds something that they haven't otherwise heard or thought to listen to since '12. Unlike the previous journal entry, many if not most of the reviews here are sourced from other writers, webzines, and various publications as noted at the bottom of the review. Also, I encourage any suggestions for albums released in 2012 that I've omitted as it's painfully obvious from my list that I can't possibly listen to everything out there.

  • A Running Tally, Phaze III - 2010

    7 Dec 2009, 14:37 by Bromadrosis

    Didn't do one of these for 2009 on last.fm... That was a mistake. Time to get back to work.
    Principle is the same. All new releases I hear will receive a score out of 100. Updates will happen periodically. Scores may evolve slightly over time, though there won't be any big jumps.

    Scoring table:

    [100] = If it comes to a choice between buying a pill that'll cure your child's cancer or this, buy this.
    [90-99] = Essential. Create an unholy army of flying zombie monkeys to help you obtain this!
    [80-89] = Excellent shizzle, recommended to all. Unless, of course, you're a poothead with vile taste in music stuff.
    [70-79] = Still pretty good, if somewhat unremarkable. Mostly only for fans of the band/genre.
    [60-69] = Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. Approach with caution and keep your finger hovering over the button that releases the hounds.
    [50-59] = Mediocre. Only for the true collector with more money than good taste.
    [40-49] = Horse manure by any other name... But hey, at least you got a spare jewel case now.