Here's what kills me
It's exactly the way hardcore was about 1985, when it died, and death metal in 1994, when it died
The overblown review laden with superlatives that everyone accepts because they're used to it. Every album they get is the best one on earth and yet they need more. Can you say "hollow"? "Unsatisfying"? "Addictive"? It's a viral addiction that can only come from wanting to be part of something yet not caring really what it is.
This is how hipsters pretend to be journalists/writers:
Amazing black metal from Germany, this is some top notch shit right here, incredible production / composition and some truly tormented vocals, it doesen't feel like a new band at all; expect some major stuff from these guys in the future; A must for fans of Lyrinx, Silencer, Shining and the like!
Excellent underground black metal from Italy, mid-paced black metal with some amazing composition that emanates a true feeling of despair, unlike many mediocre demo bands this is some excellent stuff! A must for fans of bands like Hypothermia, Austere etc.
Amazing split album between these two great artists, both perform some excellent doom laden black metal; Austere creates some mind shattering atmospheres, some riffs even remind me of Alcest; Lyrinx is just pure quality, they sure changed from their demos, absolutely incredible stuff on their two songs. Highly recommended!!
Excellent split album, Lascowiec performs some amazing atmospheric black metal in the vein of Blazbirthall bands (think early Branikald); Marblebog plays the usually amazing mid-paced atmospheric black metal we have come to expect from them & Vérzivatar picks the pace a bit with some slightly faster black metal. This is the first release I heard from Lascowiec and Vérzivatar and they really impress, definitely two bands to keep an eye out for. Great release!!
One of my all time favorite "war metal" bands, Cobalt is quite a unique presence, from the very strange cover to the very avant-gardish booklet you'd expect some experimental shit, instead Cobalt treats us with some unrelenting riffage and brutal vocal attack that is just spot-on, this one doesen't have the progressive touches of the new album but is nevertheless highly recommended!!!
Excellent compilation of pre-Salvation material, features the Devilry EP (with the Hellspell II song) and the Havoc demo. Unrelentless satanic black metal, can't go wrong here!
It shows us that urban dumb cosmopolitan college-educated dumb hipsters are as dumb as blue collar dumb brutal dumb death metal dumb fans
It reminds me of used car sales:
This baby has never really been driven! You'd expect a pokey old two-stroke in a car this elegant, but instead you get this V8 that will tear your face off! Also comes with plush carpets and a ruling stereo.
You never know what comes in to a lot like this. This car, however, is full of win. With an engine made by the best engineers of Yokahoma, Japan, and four-wheel-drive in addition to the supersonic paint job, you know you'll feel like a king driving this down the streets.
With the custom mods given to it by its last three owners, this car is the most unique vehicle we have. It melds the best of Toyota utility with the most powerful American muscle car tradition. What you get is both practical and powerful.
Our society has consumed itself with marketing. This corresponds to:DEATH METAL
Coming from former members of Regurgulence, Homovore, Dessicated Scrotum and Ketosic Diarrhea, this new slab of crushing brutality will pummel you into unconsciousness. Macro-violent riffs, battering drums, and vocals that sound like a ghost being let out of hell through a scramjet engine, this CD is the most extreme thing ever fucking unleashed. It'll tear your fucking head off!PUNK HARDCORE
While no one has ever quite managed to do a Vulcan mind-meld between the east coast and the west coast, Aphasic Taser Victim have put together the best of these styles. A little melody in the leading riff, a sense of dance to the chorus, and you have something entirely new that could be the future of punk rock, at least the best thing since Discharge went metal and started making lounge tunes for hearing-impaired wards of the juvenile court.
People always criticize the ANUS for "big words" but...
Combining random terms, cultural references, trends and ironies is NOT good writing!
Describing each CD as how it affects the personality of a reviewer is NOT good writing!
Focusing more on the trends than what's actually going on on the CD is NOT good writing!
People, don't let it happen to you. Read critically. Ignore trends.