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Album collection: 289
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Personal text: My reviews are rated according to Metal Storm's rating system (1-Worst Ever, 2-Pure Shit, 3-Very Bad, 4-Bad, 5-Not Good, 6-Average, 7-Good, 8-Very Good, 9-Excellent, 10-Perfect). Additionally, I rate considering that the reader actually buys albums (8-10€ for digital, 12-15€ for CDs, 20-25€ for vinyl) instead of streaming music for free or by paying a few euros a month. I also try to predict and take into account how an album will age, and if it will still be listened by anyone in ten years' time.

9-10 (green): must buy if you are a metal fan.
7-8 (yellow): should buy if you are a fan of the style(s) the band plays.
5-6 (orange): may buy if you are a fan of the band and/or a collector.
1-4 (red): various degrees of telling you to stay away.

Whole numbers are enough, no decimals needed.

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Latest Staff pick

Azure Emote - The Third Perspective
10.07.2020 | Transcending Death Metal
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The third album of Azure Emote, the project of Mike Hrubovcak (Monstrosity, Vile) and Ryan Moll (In The Fire, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder), is an avantgarde and progressive take on death metal. Based on inventive riffs and adorned with industrial and electronic sounds, it also incorporates violin by Pete Johansen (ex-Sirenia, ex-Tristania), keyboards by Jonah Weingarten (Pyramaze, Echoterra), as well as the beautiful voice of Melissa Ferlaak (Aesma Daeva, Visions Of Atlantis). A lot of talent gathered to create The Third Perspective, a unique and thoroughly enjoyable metal music offering that comes in two versions; a full one and an instrumental one.

Top lists

Old Nick's Top-101 Of The '10s  | +6 09.01.2020
Old Nick's Top-30 Of 2019  | +5 05.01.2020
Old Nick's Top-30 Of 2018  | +6 08.01.2019
Old Nick's Top-20 Of 2017  | +4 22.12.2017


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