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.
"Eula", a brand new song from American sludge metallers Baroness has premiered exclusively and is now available for streaming at this location. This one is the closing track off the first disc from the band's upcoming double album Yellow & Green, set for release on July 17th via Relapse Records.
Various former Death members, including guitarists Paul Masvidal, Shannon Hamm, and Bobby Koelble, drummers Gene Hoglan and Sean Reinert, and bassists Steve DiGiorgio and Scott Clendenin, are teaming up on the Death To All Tour, both to pay homage to Chuck Schuldiner and raise awareness for the Sweet Relief Musicians fund, a charity that "provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems." This five-city benefit tour will take place in June and it will also feature special guests.
"My Destiny", a brand new song from US metalcore outfit Demon Hunter, is now streaming online at the band's Facebook page. Alternatively, you can listen to it on the lyric video below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming new album True Defiance, which will be released on April 10th via Solid State Records. More album details were previously reported here and here.
"Surrender", a brand new song from American guitarist Jeff Loomis has premiered exclusively and is currently streaming online at Decibel Magazine. The song is taken from Jeff Loomis' second solo album titled Plains Of Oblivion, due out on April 9th in Europe and one day later in the US via Century Media, and it features Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan on vocals. More album details here.
UK progressive metal outfit Tesseract has released a trailer for their upcoming acoustic EP titled Perspective. The new EP will feature reworked versions of songs from the band's debut album One and a cover version, and it will be released on May 21st in Europe and one day later in North America via Century Media.
UK NWOBHM band Angel Witch has announced their first studio album in 26 years. The new album, entitled As Above, So Below, will be released on March 12th through Rise Above Records. The band posted this short statement on their Facebook page: "I guess that when the reviews start hitting the net, then we can't really keep the album a secret any more..."
No further album details have been revealed yet, but should be expected soon.
Norwegian black metal one-man band Burzum has announced the release of a new album entitled Umskiptar in May via Byelobog Productions. The artwork and tracklist of the album were also revealed.
Varg Vikernes posted the following on the band's official website: "Burzum persists. A new Burzum album, titled Umskiptar (Metamorphoses), is scheduled for release in May 2012 on Byelobog Productions. Umskiptar consists of 65 minutes of skaldic metal, recorded in Grieghallen Studio in Bergen in September 2011."
"Section 8", a brand new song from American deathcore band Whitechapel is now available for streaming on their Facebook page. It requires a 'like' to be listened to. There are also rumors circulating that the song will reportedly appear on an upcoming digital EP entitled Recorrupted, due out November 8th via Metal Blade, but so far those rumors were not confirmed by any official sources.
"The View", the second track from the upcoming new album Lulu, created by the musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, is now streaming online at this location. You can also listen to it below. Lulu is set to be released on October 31st everywhere else except for North America, where it will be released on November 1st. More album details were previously reported here and here.
A thirty-second song sample of the song "The View", created by the musical collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica is now available online and you can watch it below. The song is taken from the upcoming album Lulu, available worldwide on October 31st via Universal Music and in North America on November 1st via Warner Bros. Records. The full song will hit online music retailers (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) on September 27th.
Metallica has revealed more details regarding their "secret recording project". Turns out the band is releasing a collaboration album with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.
Metallica released the following piece of news: "A few months ago our own Kirk Hammett hinted at a new Metallica project that's "not really 100 percent a Metallica record." While Kirk may have jumped the gun a little (and has since been properly punished with a series of push-ups!), we are more than proud to announce that we have just completed recording a full-length album that is a collaboration with none other than the legendary Lou Reed.
Ever since we had the pleasure of performing with Lou at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at Madison Square Garden in October of 2009, we have been kicking around the idea of making a record together. Some of you astute Bay Area residents may have picked up news of recent Lou Reed sightings in the greater San Francisco area and we have indeed been working at our home studio at HQ on and off over the last few months. In what would be lightning speed for a Metallica related project, we recorded ten songs during this time and while at this moment we're not exactly sure when you'll hear it, we're beyond excited to share with you that the recording sessions wrapped up last week."