05:01 - deadone I buy 8s (generally essential). I buy 7s if they have the odd great song or offer a specific experience (non-essential). I don't buy 6s. A 7 can have repeat value (it is good after all)
04:57 - deadone What certain albums? See an 8 to me means I enjoy it a lot but it doesn't get mu blood pumping. 7s are generally "ok to listen to and enjoy to some level but no spiritual connection." 6s are "innoffensive background music."
04:57 - Fearmeister Yea, and 10s are bloody soul catching. 9s are stuff that you go out and buy anyway. 8s are good stuff that you don't want to get to buying and 7s are stuff that you enjoyed but not enough for repeated listens
04:55 - deadone No they;re not. 8.0s are definitely Very Good but they don't catch my soul like the 9s. Arguably some of the 7s are overscored - decent for one-off listens but no repeat value.
04:55 - Fearmeister I mean, even looking at your comments on certain albums reflects this. The stuff you say about an '8' is easily transplanted to everyone else's '9's, same goes with your '7's and '9's. Gets fuzzy when you get t
04:49 - Fearmeister And the fact that you refuse to give 10s simply means that all your votes are underscored. Your 9s are 10s, your 8s are 9s, etc etc.
04:44 - deadone No it's accurate. In MS standards, 9 is excellent and 8 is very good. 10 is perfect. Thus a 9 is fine for those albums I love and think are "excellent" (and I've got 127 of them).
Swedish metallers In Flames have announced that the first single taken from the new album will be entitled "The Mirror's Truth." The single will be released on 7th March 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. This is a European single and will not be available elsewhere.
The single will include the following tracks:
01. The Mirror's Truth
The cover artwork for the single was created by Alex Pardee, and he has also done all the artwork for the album.
The waiting and speculation is over, Magnus has been replaced. The new guy should be no stranger to any HammerFall fan: (re)enter Fredrik Larsson, original member of the band and fugutive for the past decade.
"I am very happy and excited to be back! I have known the guys for more than ten years and we have kept in touch all the time, so it is not as if I come in a complete stranger. We played a few songs together last weekend, and it felt like 1997 was just a couple of weeks ago", says Fredrik about coming back into the fold.
Oscar had these comments: "Fredrik brings structure to the rhythm section and I think you will definitely hear and feel the difference when we play live". "He plays with a pick, for one, and has a great groove and timing, all of which will make HammerFall sound better than we ever have before,"
Hammerfall bassist Magnus Rosén has left the band today (Tuesday 06.03.). An official statement on the band's official website goes as follows:
"Breaking news: The bass player of HammerFall, Magnus Rosén, will not be a part of the band in the future. This is all the information available at the moment, but expect an official statement from the band as soon as possible."
Magnus Rosén became a member of Hammerfall in 1997/1998, around the recordings of "Glory To The Brave".
UPDATED on 8 March 2007:
Here's the official statement from the band members regarding the situation. English:
"Bass player Magnus Rosén has elected to step down from HammerFall to be able to focus on his own projects. While it is surprising, it's not a total shock to us since he has seemed to be unhappy with the situation in the band and on tour for quite a while. We wish him all the best with his future endeavors and turn our attention to the future, immediate and distant.