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.
Epica's latest opus, The Quantum Enigma, has been released this month, and the Dutch metallers are streaming the second lyric video off the album. After the acclaimed "The Essence Of Silence", the track chosen now is the previously released single "Unchain Utopia". Enjoy the video below.
Mark Jansen had this to say about it: "The 'Unchain Utopia' lyric video is one of the coolest lyric videos I have ever seen. The footage worked out very well for this approach. Images and words strengthen each other. Initially we had a normal video in mind but that didn't have the same impact. We hope you will enjoy 'Unchain Utopia'!"
I don't mind lyric videos before an album release but after just seems lazy.
I agree, but I still would rather have a nice little lyric video than shitty 'normal' one. And to do a really good clip you need a lot of money, I would imagine, so it's no suprise a lot of bands prefer this new 'trend'.