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WORSHIP ❤️❤️❤️: Absolute greatness, a mindblowing album.
LOVE ❤️❤️🖤: Amazing release with very few flaws.
LIKE ❤️🖤🖤: Enjoyable but far from perfect.
DISLIKE 💔: Not very good or maybe not fitting my tastes.

I've decided to stop rating albums with a numerical value as I tend to feel uncomfortable with that system. This list has a minimalistic, subjective and visceral approach, based purely on sensations and personal tastes. I constantly revisit new releases so first impressions may change over time. It usually takes 3-4 spins for me to get completely sure of a rating.

Disclaimer: ❤️🖤🖤 is NOT a bad score. It's a good score. When I like an album, it means I actually like it. I enjoyed it and will be pleased to listen to it from time to time. Most of the time it all comes down to personal tastes.

Created by: Rinbel | 01.03.2022



1. Véhémence - Ordalies
❤️❤️❤️ Deep, honest and passionate, a black metal masterpiece.
2. The Mist From The Mountains - Monumental: The Temple Of Twilight
❤️❤️🖤 It simply has everything I want and need in my meloblack.
3. Allegaeon - Damnum
❤️❤️🖤 When your 1hr long album passes like if it were a few minutes your'e doing something right.
4. Fit For An Autopsy - Oh What The Future Holds
❤️❤️🖤 Hooked me from start to end.
5. Vanaheim - Een Verloren Verhaal
❤️❤️🖤 In a fair world this would be rated higher than Amorphis' new release. Fucking blast of an album.
6. Kuolemanlaakso - Kuusumu
❤️❤️🖤 This is what happens when you know your business, wonderful album.
7. Shape Of Despair - Return To The Void
❤️❤️🖤 A breathtaking monument of sorrow.
8. Hath - All That Was Promised
❤️❤️🖤 Damn, this album is massive. Full of deails and great moments.
9. In Aphelion - Moribund
❤️❤️🖤 Weird one. I didn't like at first but now I see it's absolutely great.
10. Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
❤️❤️🖤 A new era begins for DsO, and it's amazing.
11. Slægt - Goddess
❤️❤️🖤 This album blew me away, excellent mix of genres, great atmosphera.
12. Kvaen - The Great Below
❤️❤️🖤 Not trying anything new, this is black metal done brilliantly.
13. Moonlight Sorcery - Piercing Through The Frozen Eternity
❤️🖤🖤 Made me bang my head.
14. Shadow Of Intent - Elegy
❤️🖤🖤 Fun, uplifting and epic with awesome vocals. A bit too bombastic at times. Definetely too long.
15. Pure Wrath - Hymn To The Woeful Hearts
❤️🖤🖤 Finally not as great as the first listens suggested but very enjoyable.
16. Amorphis - Halo
❤️🖤🖤 Another consistent release but lacks the greatness of their two previous albums.
17. Vorga - Striving Toward Oblivion
❤️🖤🖤 Notable album with great riffs and melodies.
18. Worm Shepherd - Ritual Hymns
❤️🖤🖤 Solid deathcore, worth the listen.
19. Abhoria - Abhoria
❤️🖤🖤 Good ideas and execution but not very memorable.
20. Celeste - Assassine(s)
❤️🖤🖤 I expected more of these guys but it's a good album.
21. Venom Prison - Erebos
❤️🖤🖤 Consistent album, no bad or exceptional songs.
22. Immolation - Acts Of God
❤️🖤🖤 Drummer of the year!
23. Nightrage - Abyss Rising
❤️🖤🖤 Gothemburg metal done right.
24. Sylvaine - Nova
❤️🖤🖤 Beautiful album that however felt a bit formulaic to me.
25. Messa - Close
❤️🖤🖤 Although I´m not very much into this type of doom, it's really good and the singer's awesome.
26. Hollow Decay - The Frozen Trail
❤️🖤🖤 Good melodeath album, although too long for what it offers.
27. Arð - Take Up My Bones
❤️🖤🖤 Beautiful and epic, pure emotion.
28. Black Fucking Cancer - Procreate Inverse
❤️🖤🖤 Fucking poisonous hellish metal.
29. Non Est Deus - Impious
❤️🖤🖤 You don't need complex songs to drop a killer album.
30. Dark Funeral - We Are The Apocalypse
❤️🖤🖤 Good songs, not-that-good production, solid album.
31. Agathodaimon - The Seven
❤️🖤🖤 A good symphonic album but lacks the character to standout.
32. The Devils Of Loudun - Escaping Eternity
❤️🖤🖤 Nice mash-up of gothemburg, symphonic metal and bits of deathcore.
33. Dawn Of Solace - Flames Of Perdition
❤️🖤🖤 Gloomy doom metal with a beautiful gothic touch.
34. Ultra Silvam - The Sanctity Of Death
❤️🖤🖤 Not very impressive in terms of originality or execution but enjoyable nonetheless.
35. Idol Of Fear - Trespasser
❤️🖤🖤 Grim, dark, cold... great atmosphera.
36. Vanir - Sagas
❤️🖤🖤 Really fun album with a bunch of well crafted epic songs.
37. Sakis Tolis - Among The Fires Of Hell
❤️🖤🖤 This guy is capable of much more, but good album.
38. Desolate Shrine - Fires Of The Dying World
❤️🖤🖤 Death metal done well.
39. Månegarm - Ynglingaättens Öde
❤️🖤🖤 Decent folk metal, didn't impress me at any point.
40. Vanum - Legend
❤️🖤🖤 Good album that relies on simplicity and atmosphera.
41. Nite - Voices Of The Kronian Moon
❤️🖤🖤 Blackened heavy metal with a sinister aura, cool but a bit boring sometimes.
42. Vastatum - Mercurial States Of Revelation
💔 On the average side, not bad but doesn't shine enough to fully enjoy.
43. Wiegedood - There's Always Blood At The End Of The Road
💔 Had a hard time getting into this but I don't think it's a bad album.
44. Ereb Altor - Vargtimman
💔 Bored me most of the time.
45. Zeal & Ardor - Zeal & Ardor
💔 The fussion has become a cheap gimmick and I got bored of it pretty fast.
46. Pensées Nocturnes - Douce Fange
💔 Definitely not my thing but I appreciate the originality.
47. Hegeroth - Sacra Doctrina
💔 Sounds like a big pastiche with very few own ideas.
48. Verikalpa - Tunturihauta
💔 I´m not really into this kind of bands.
49. Déhà - Decadanse
💔 I´m not drunk enough to enjoy this.
50. Grand Harvest - Consummatum Est
💭 In progress.
51. Marrasmieli - Martaiden Mailta
💭 In progress.
52. Falls Of Rauros - Key To A Vanishing Future
💭 In progress.
53. Incandescence - Le Coeur De L'Homme
💭 In progress.



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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01.03.2022 - 15:24
F3ynman2000
Nocturnal Bro
Quote:
WORSHIP: Absolute greatness, a mindblowing album.
LOVE: Amazing release with very few flaws.
LIKE: Enjoyable but far from perfect.
DISLIKE: Not very good or maybe not fitting my tastes.

I like your system here. It's basically how I'm organizing my ratings:
10-worship album;
9-love album;
8-like album;
7-(like a few songs, dislike other songs);
6-dislike album
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02.03.2022 - 08:43
Rinbel

Written by F3ynman2000 on 01.03.2022 at 15:24

Quote:
WORSHIP: Absolute greatness, a mindblowing album.
LOVE: Amazing release with very few flaws.
LIKE: Enjoyable but far from perfect.
DISLIKE: Not very good or maybe not fitting my tastes.

I like your system here. It's basically how I'm organizing my ratings:
10-worship album;
9-love album;
8-like album;
7-(like a few songs, dislike other songs);
6-dislike album


Yeah, I usually find my self uncomfortable with the 1-10 scale, specially when rating albums out of my comfort zone. Many times I find my self disliking an album I think it's "objectively" good (7) or loving a 8 album. And very few albums I worship are really perfect (10) even to me. At the end of the day everything comes down to these four impressions.
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