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08:49 AM on 06/10/13
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Yeah, this album is incredible. I think it will be one of the most divisive albums in the black metal scene for years to come. Purists arguing that black metal isn't supposed to be accessible/polished. Very well-written review. Just out of curiosity, what are your other two game-changing albums you were referencing Drew?
08:52 AM on 06/10/13
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The artwork is so awesome. Album rules.
08:56 AM on 06/10/13
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i agree that this album is exceptional, but 100% implies that this album is completely flawless/the best album there is. i can't get behind that... when your job is to provide an unbiased review of an album, i think you fall a little short this time around. all that aside, it's a great fucking record.

EDIT: totally not trying to take a shot at you or anything... just don't agree with the 100%.
09:00 AM on 06/10/13
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i agree that this album is exceptional, but 100% implies that this album is completely flawless/the best album there is. i can't get behind that... when your job is to provide an unbiased review of an album, i think you fall a little short this time around. all that aside, it's a great fucking record.

EDIT: totally not trying to take a shot at you or anything... just don't agree with the 100%.
no review is unbiased.
09:13 AM on 06/10/13
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Can't stand these kind of vocals.
09:18 AM on 06/10/13
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a 10/10 across the board? come on man. you're clearly just a fan.

creativity, musicianship, lyrics, lasting value all given a 10/10? that's ridiculous. It's almost as if you believe that a band has never recorded a conversation before...wow that's just 10/10 creative right there... It's a shame that your biased love for this band stopped you from writing something true.
I disagree with your opinion, therefore I will accuse you of bias!

OMG DREW Y U GIV THIS 2% MOAR THAN KANYE U SUCH A FANBOY
09:20 AM on 06/10/13
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lol. you can't actually think this deserves a ten in every category. i understand the review is subjective but you are implying there is nothing that is more creative, displays more skilled musicianship, or is better produced than this which is ridiculous. this is a fairly generic nu-black metal release. everything they do here has been done before. maybe they do it better or with more consistency or it simply hits you the hardest but your scoring is just stupid.
09:25 AM on 06/10/13
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Great record, and awesome review Drew. Sure we can quibble about the score, but anyone with even cursory knowledge of this genre should know this is absolutely a high-water mark. At least a 9.0+
09:28 AM on 06/10/13
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Yeah, as someone who listens to this kind of stuff as much as "~true~" black metal, this is an excellent album. Definitely deserving of praise.
09:28 AM on 06/10/13
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Great review.. this album is flawless.
09:30 AM on 06/10/13
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lol. you can't actually think this deserves a ten in every category. i understand the review is subjective but you are implying there is nothing that is more creative, displays more skilled musicianship, or is better produced than this which is ridiculous. this is a fairly generic nu-black metal release. everything they do here has been done before. maybe they do it better or with more consistency or it simply hits you the hardest but your scoring is just stupid.
Or he just liked it that much and you're thinking too hard about that number over there. Jesus guys.
09:35 AM on 06/10/13
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Yeah, this album is incredible. I think it will be one of the most divisive albums in the black metal scene for years to come. Purists arguing that black metal isn't supposed to be accessible/polished. Very well-written review. Just out of curiosity, what are your other two game-changing albums you were referencing Drew?
Bon Iver, Bon Iver (the only other I've given a perfect score to) and Kanye's last album
09:43 AM on 06/10/13
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its the vocals...i just cant do the vocals. too bad because the musicianship sounds great!
09:47 AM on 06/10/13
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I guess it's taken me by surprise that the site is focusing on this album when in general it never really covers many subgenres of metal besides metalcore. I'm not saying that this is bad, in fact I would really love to see the site expand its coverage to include subgenres of metal because I would really like to try to get into some of this stuff, which I generally like but have no idea where to start. Maybe hire a new staff member that specializes in metal and subgenres like black metal, death metal, melodeath etc.? I think if we expanded our metal coverage a 10/10 score to a black metal album would shock less readers on here. Just curious, Drew, what made you decide to check out this band/album? I've never thought black metal to be an interest of yours just based on years of browsing the site.

I still have to give this entire album a listen, but I found it difficult to get through the first few tracks just because I'm not a huge fan of tracks upward of 8, 9, 10 minutes. Obviously I'm going to have to try again.
09:53 AM on 06/10/13
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fantastic review. this is by far the best album i've heard so far this year.
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