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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:34 am

There's also http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/ ...a sister site to ProgArchives.

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:48 am

I like http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:29 pm

I use it frequently when I am tracking down obscure bands/releases. I don't have any real complaints as it seems the bands they exclude are bands I would never listen to anyway. Some of their reviews are nonsense, but that's true of any review site.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:48 pm

I think Metal Archives is a pretty good site, I actually posted a positive review for Sonic Syndicate-We Rule The Night(which only had one other review that was 0%) and I never got accused of being "biased" or anything like that, though I will admit some of the reviews are pretty terrible, but then again reviews from major critical publications can be just as terrible. The owners seem nice enough to me.

I'm actually OK with certain bands being excluded from the site(for example I would not really call Alice Cooper "metal" in any sense) there are some bands I recall them removing(like Halford's side project "Two").  I also really like Heavy Harmonies, though the only time i've really noticed them excluding specific albums was in the case of Pantera.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:42 am

Vexer6 wrote:
I think Metal Archives is a pretty good site, I actually posted a positive review for Sonic Syndicate-We Rule The Night(which only had one other review that was 0%) and I never got accused of being "biased" or anything like that, though I will admit some of the reviews are pretty terrible, but then again reviews from major critical publications can be just as terrible.  The owners seem nice enough to me.

I'm actually OK with certain bands being excluded from the site(for example I would not really call Alice Cooper "metal" in any sense) there are some bands I recall them removing(like Halford's side project "Two").  I also really like Heavy Harmonies, though the only time i've really noticed them excluding specific albums was in the case of Pantera.

Michael Bolton's AOR period is there, but not his later albums.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:45 pm

Just for sh*ts n giggles I tried submitting a couple of album reviews to Metal-Archives this week... and today I got rejection e-mails for all of them, haha. They said my reviews "lacked detail." Ooookay. I tried, now I'm like (ala Cartman) "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home! "

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:52 am

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Just for sh*ts n giggles I tried submitting a couple of album reviews to Metal-Archives this week... and today I got rejection e-mails for all of them, haha. They said my reviews "lacked detail." Ooookay. I tried, now I'm like (ala Cartman) "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home! "
Those reviews are so long and overbloated it's not even funny. I can rarely read through one all the way to the end.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:59 am

Wrecked Neck wrote:
Fat Freddy wrote:
Just for sh*ts n giggles I tried submitting a couple of album reviews to Metal-Archives this week... and today I got rejection e-mails for all of them, haha. They said my reviews "lacked detail." Ooookay. I tried, now I'm like (ala Cartman) "Screw you guys, I'm goin' home! "
Those reviews are so long and overbloated it's not even funny. I can rarely read through one all the way to the end.

You're right. I feel the same way.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:19 am

Vexer6 wrote:
I think Metal Archives is a pretty good site, I actually posted a positive review for Sonic Syndicate-We Rule The Night(which only had one other review that was 0%) and I never got accused of being "biased" or anything like that, though I will admit some of the reviews are pretty terrible, but then again reviews from major critical publications can be just as terrible.

That reminds me, look at this album. 10 reviews, all giving it a 0%. There was one positive review that was published, but it was deleted, bringing the average score down to a 0% once again.

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Thrash_or_Die/Poser_Holocaust/307982/


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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:29 am

Required Fields wrote:
Vexer6 wrote:
I think Metal Archives is a pretty good site, I actually posted a positive review for Sonic Syndicate-We Rule The Night(which only had one other review that was 0%) and I never got accused of being "biased" or anything like that, though I will admit some of the reviews are pretty terrible, but then again reviews from major critical publications can be just as terrible.

That reminds me, look at this album. 10 reviews, all giving it a 0%. There was one positive review that was published, but it was deleted, bringing the average score down to a 0% once again.


What album are you talking about? Not the Sonic Syndicate-We Rule The Night, right? That has 3 reviews for an average of 29%.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:29 am

Sorry, I forgot to post the link.

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Thrash_or_Die/Poser_Holocaust/307982/
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:40 am

Required Fields wrote:
Sorry, I forgot to post the link.

http://www.metal-archives.com/reviews/Thrash_or_Die/Poser_Holocaust/307982/


That's actually quite funny. Nothing could be that horrible, could it?
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:41 am

There is much worse stuff out there. I much prefer the band members they come from. Strangely, one member comes from Solstice, who I am listening to right now (the self titled album).

I don't think the album is meant to be serious in any way.

Plus, the video for the closing track is funny:
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:41 am

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Those reviews are so long and overbloated it's not even funny. I can rarely read through one all the way to the end.

Yea, I am not gonna bother trying to flesh those rejected reviews out and make them more "detailed," ... I get the feeling that no matter what I do to 'em, they're gonna keep throwin'em back at me.

One of my reviews they rejected was for Quiet Riot's "Alive And Well." It was basic, but it had all the info you really need for an informed review, i.e. "This is a 1999 album by Quiet Riot, it features the classic lineup back together after a bunch of years apart, it rocks, here are the songs I liked, here's the ones I didn't like, bada bing, bada boom, done."

I may not have babbled on for fifteen paragraphs but how much "detail" do you need about a f*cking Quiet Riot record? Everybody knows who Quiet Riot is. Am I supposed to give biographies for every single band member and micro-examine every note of every song?  ("On the fourth movement of the eighth track between 3:11 and 3:37, leading into the pre-chorus, we bear witness to an a expert level example of bass guitar mastery from Cuban-born, right-handed bassist Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont, aka Rudy Sarzo...")

I exaggerate slightly for humorous effect of course, but when I read reviews on M.A. that's what a lot of 'em look like. Who the hell's got the time for that sh*t? I'll review the damn CD on my own damn blog. Screw'em. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:48 am

It helps if you list their pets family history.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:09 pm

Fun fact: "Rodolfo Maximiliano etcetera etcetera" is Rudy Sarzo's real birth name. I pinched that off his Wikipedia. That's how far I go for a joke around here! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:18 pm

I thought everyone knew that? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:39 pm

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I thought everyone knew that? lol!

Seriously! Can't believe he had to actually look that up. What a moron! Laughing very hard
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:31 pm

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:42 pm

Required Fields wrote:
There is much worse stuff out there. I much prefer the band members they come from. Strangely, one member comes from Solstice, who I am listening to right now (the self titled album).

I don't think the album is meant to be serious in any way.

Plus, the video for the closing track is funny:

Serious or not, that's no worse than what some of the other modern "retro" thrash bands have put out. The puppets only make it better!!

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:42 am

The people who run and write for Metal Archives are morons.

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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:42 am

the site is full of f*cking morons who claim them self's as f*cking "specialists" and "experts" when they clearly have no damn clue whatsoever. and being around these f*cking morons it becomes more painfully obvious. hell. look at them inside that Trump thread. they are even more dumber. especially that Morrigan c*nt who always changes her views every time some member questions her virginity. lol. she wants says she for the democrats and then today she says she ain't. she's a democrat and then she's not. she's a melon and now she's a lemon. she's a tomato and now she's a potato. it's stupid.

clearly a site ran by clueless morons.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:38 am

HeavyThrashhead wrote:
the site is full of f*cking morons who claim them self's as f*cking "specialists" and "experts" when they clearly have no damn clue whatsoever. and being around these f*cking morons it becomes more painfully obvious. hell. look at them inside that Trump thread. they are even more dumber. especially that Morrigan c*nt who always changes her views every time some member questions her virginity. lol. she wants says she for the democrats and then today she says she ain't. she's a democrat and then she's not. she's a melon and now she's a lemon. she's a tomato and now she's a potato. it's stupid.

clearly a site ran by clueless morons.

I rarely use this website, unless i want to find out about some obscure bands. NLTM is simply the best and most reliable.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:04 am

Gilbert wrote:
HeavyThrashhead wrote:
the site is full of f*cking morons who claim them self's as f*cking "specialists" and "experts" when they clearly have no damn clue whatsoever. and being around these f*cking morons it becomes more painfully obvious. hell. look at them inside that Trump thread. they are even more dumber. especially that Morrigan c*nt who always changes her views every time some member questions her virginity. lol. she wants says she for the democrats and then today she says she ain't. she's a democrat and then she's not. she's a melon and now she's a lemon. she's a tomato and now she's a potato. it's stupid.

clearly a site ran by clueless morons.

I rarely use this website, unless i want to find out about some obscure bands. NLTM is simply the best and most reliable.

i barely go onto Metal Archives to search for obscure bands. unless it's searching for obscure Heavy 70's or early 80's bands. but even when doing The Metal Archives does not even have most of those types of bands. sometime the Vinyl Community on YouTube turns out to be more reliable on that type of subject. i've found a lot of cool interesting heavy bands that were left forgotten in the 70's due to being apart of the YouTube Vinyl Community.
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PostSubject: Re: Encylopedia Metallum (The Metal Archives) 2.0   Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:49 am

I never understood the hate you guys over here have for that site. Very Happy
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