The real criticisms should be that the samples sound weak, directionless, and lazy.
Please don't tell me you're being serious here.
What "direction" can music go in, in just 30 seconds? Think about this very, very
hard, especially within the context of other Burzum songs, many of which have the same (arguably boring) riff repeated for longer than thirty seconds.
By the way, are you much of a Death Metal listener?
I don't understand this samples argument. Thirty seconds times eight songs equals 240 seconds worth of material, and if virtually none of it is interesting, we can make educated, inductive inferences as to the quality of the album as a whole -- and even if we're wrong, that doesn't negate the legitimacy of our guesses.
I don't understand this samples argument. Thirty seconds times eight songs equals 240 seconds worth of material spread across eight songs, so 240 seconds worth of material divided by eight equals thirty seconds per song, which is categorically not enough time for one to be making judgments about the entirety of even one song, unless that song is 30 seconds long. Yes, the intro sounds shit. Maybe it'll make more sense within the context of the album as a whole, or maybe it'll sound better with a higher bitrate.
Extrapolation is a terrible practice, during analysis. Well, actually, during almost anything. Extrapolation is potentially misleading for the sake of not having to put too much effort/time into finding the true results.
Do you expect God's Wisdom to be transmitted to you in eight disjointed segments, each of thirty seconds of length? Unfortunately, trial and error and a significant amount of history have combined to teach us that "quick-and-easy" doesn't really work, in the long run.
And not that you're doing this, but as a general rule, most people who whine about people whining on the Internet are exaggerating the degree of disappointment to compensate for their lack of a compelling argument. Just something to keep in mind.
Generally, I don't get myself involved in whine-fests, since they're rather pointless. This time, I feel that a significant amount of injustice is being done for no plausible or rational reason.