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.
And now for some more tour news. The Swedes Amon Amarth will return to North America this fall. This time around, the band will bring fellow Swedes Sabaton along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the shows, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first ever, and exclusive North American performance by extreme metal group Vallenfyre.
In February of this year, fans in Los Angeles were treated to an exclusive appearance of the Viking ship stage set up. For this tour, New York fans will bear witness to the Viking ship spectacle at the Best Buy Theatre on October 18th.
Amon Amarth expresses their excitement: "Yes, we are coming back to North America, and this time we're doing Canada and the US together with our friends in Sabaton and Skeletonwitch! We can also announce that we'll be bring the Viking ship to the show in New York City! So get ready North America, this time we'll take no prisoners!"
* The New York City show will be part of the Decibel Magazine 10th anniversary celebrations. On October 18th, Decibel is taking Manhattan (and Brooklyn) with two exclusive concerts. First at Best Buy Theater in Times Square: Amon Amarth, Sabaton and Vallenfyre (making their first stateside appearance at this show). Afterwards, in Brooklyn, Skeletonwitch and Evoken will headline Greenpoint's preeminent live metal destination, Saint Vitus Bar (with another special guest soon to be announced).
I've also seen both Skeletonwitch and Sabaton live, so it's nice to know that I'll enjoy all the bands playing.
Yeah, I've seen both support bands before as well. Skeletonwitch is one of my favorite live bands. I've been meaning to catch Amon Amarth for a while, but I have been busy with something else every time they come through.