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Decided to get rid of my ratings so i could re-rate more appropriately. Now when i rate, I'll include a sound-off with each rating. Here's my first 8 new ratings
1Abandon All Ships!
Abandon All Ships!


Rating: 2.5//Much like contemporaries Attack Attack! and This Romantic Tragedy, Abandon All Ships! often fall victim to the pitfalls that oft make their fellow bands near unlistenable; repetitive breakdowns, a lack of originality and a sever lack of musicianship among many other things. Although this short EP does feature a few bright moments, most of your time spent listening to this will make you wish you weren't.
2Addaura
Addaura


Rating: 4.5//Another band coming from the Cascadian black metal scene, Addaura's debut demo is a masterful exercise is slightly folk tinged black metal. Featuring the excellent shriek of female vocalist Chantal, amazing atmospheres and non-traditional black metal lyrical fare, this is a release that is not only worth your time but leaving you hungry for more.
3Agatus
Dawn of Martyrdom


Rating: 4//Much like the other bands in Hellenic black metal's first wave Agatus does not carry the rawness that was common in most 90's black metal; instead the band concentrates on a mid-tempo pace and elegant keyboard arrangements. Not as fierce as their Norwegian counterparts yet still a great album and worth checking out, especially if new to the genre.
4Aguynguerran
Perverting The Nazarene Cult


Rating: 4//Aguynguerran's first full-length is not one to be underestimated; combining black metal with elements of melodic death metal, Perverting the Nazarene Cult features awesome riffs, great solos and some surprisingly catchy moments. Great record for both hardcore and newer fans of the black metal.
5Aguynguerran
Horde Of The Antichrist


Rating: 3.5//Delving much further into the roots of black metal then their 2009 full-length, Hordes of the Antichrist is still an above average black metal demo
6Ahulabrum
The Transitivity Of Strangeness


Rating: 3//The Transitivity of Strangeness isn't really an album you get on the first listen; a dark, murky production mixed with fast tremolo picked chords and strange (even for black metal) vocals, the first experience with this album may be enough for some. However, upon repeated listens one begins to strangely appreciate the how intense and fucked up the album really is. Musically nothing revolutionary, but an entertaining listen for those who truly enjoy raw black metal.
7Profanatica
Disgusting Blasphemies Against God


Rating: 3//Profanatica is all about the blasphemy; decrying religion at almost every chance they get, if any devout Catholic heard a minute of their 2010 opus Disgusting Blasphemies Against God (or even just heard the title) they would probably declare some sort of Armageddon warning. Musically, the band plays a pretty raw form of black metal, yet nothing really new. Definintely more enjoyable when in a certain mood, yet for the most part this is just another average black metal release with above average lyrics of blasphemy.
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