Mikesn
Mike Stagno
Emeritus

Reviews 260
Approval 97%

Soundoffs 3
News Articles 32
Band Edits + Tags 796
Album Edits 1,535

Album Ratings 1472
Objectivity 84%

Last Active 10-25-14 10:37 am
Joined 02-05-06

Forum Posts 683
Review Comments 3,709

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  • ExplosiveOranges Come back :(
    July 27 11:10 AM
  • dannyboy89 Mike, who can my review for Painkiller (Judas Priest album)? I wanna redo it from scratch.
    December 5 11:27 AM
  • Tetsuya Thanks for the clarification. I'm kinda addicted to your reviews.
    October 4 11:54 PM
  • Tetsuya Hey I know this will be a pretty dumb question but how to rate an album like 3.3 or 3.4 instead of just 3 or 3.5. Found no other way to explain it I hope you understand.
    September 21 10:48 PM
  • dannyboy89 Finally got around to hearing the self titled CS album, pretty good stuff.
    March 2 11:04 AM
  • dannyboy89 Which Collective Soul album have you enjoyed the most?
    February 6 12:06 PM
  • NightmareCinema16 Yeah, school takes up at least half of the normal day. For me, I'm in a state of reviewing break. Most times, I just critique other people's reviews.
    December 5 10:15 AM
  • NightmareCinema16 Of course, man. It's been a long time since you last wrote a review. Suffering writer's block?
    December 2 01:05 PM
  • NightmareCinema16 Hi. I though that I'd just say that I Liked your summary for the Propaghandi review.
    November 29 09:07 PM
  • macadoolahicky Was listening to that album today, and the first track is my favorite song at the moment, but a lot of the stuff after that just seems really downy and emotional (which is cool here and there, but not track after track usually). I'll give it another chance tomorrow, I didn't even have time enough to finish it. Thank you!
    August 9 01:44 AM
  • macadoolahicky I want to start getting into some Matthew Good. Can you help me out and tell me where to start?
    August 8 01:20 PM
  • WooHa You should review Kinack's new album. Great stuff
    May 24 07:32 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 lol
    March 3 03:34 PM
  • dannyboy89 You seem to be quite knowledgeable on Iron Maiden. I haven't heard the Bayley records, No Prayer for the Dying, or the ones after Brave New World.
    February 12 02:32 PM
  • dannyboy89 You seem to be quite knowledgeable on Iron Maiden. I haven't heard the Bayley records, No Prayer for the Dying, or the ones after Brabe New World.
    February 12 02:31 PM
  • Activista anti-MTV Nice, thanks
    November 29 11:24 PM
  • acomedian i cant believe u find trivium a bad band, they are probs one of the best modern metal bands today.
    November 28 07:30 AM
  • Activista anti-MTV How's it going, Mike?
    November 27 09:09 PM
  • deathofasalesman I read your reviews and figured you'd do it justice lol.
    November 18 11:36 AM
  • deathofasalesman You should review the new Molotov Solution.
    November 18 01:09 AM
  • Deviant. All yours man (as long as it's positive of course!)
    October 28 10:14 PM
  • Willie welcome back. Sticking around?
    October 18 09:45 PM
  • RosaParks cant wait for your 1/5 review of the new machine head
    September 25 01:25 AM
  • Ire sweet ae review
    June 13 02:35 AM
  • Maniac! remember 1 year ago when I asked you how the hell you write 250 reviews? Yeah, I'm still in the teens.
    June 11 11:00 AM
  • Polymath Sexiest avatar I've ever seen ever on this exoplanet
    June 3 02:39 AM
  • Deviant. Pretty sure your vote just gave Swarms best new music =]
    April 30 04:51 AM
  • adeeperdreed Hey dude, would you like to review 'A Deeper Dreed'! We have just released our EP 'Masquerade' on itunes, amazon, spotify and more online retailers worldwide! We consider ourselves a melodic-metal band, trying something a little different! Reviewers generally say that we would appeal to fans of Iron Maiden, Metallica, System of a Down and Trivium and we're keen to spread the word and get some feedback from people! If you would like a CD please email us at mail@add-uk.net (www.add-uk.net) Thanks!
    March 5 04:07 PM
  • sonictheplumber lol you are so lame
    March 4 02:30 PM
  • robin thank you mike xx
    January 14 10:24 AM
  • Ponton Thanks Mike, hope I won't let you guys down
    January 13 09:33 PM
  • DaveyBoy Great to hear. My list is almost done. Just a bit of ordering to sort out. As per usual, it will be a lot different to everyone else. Honeymoon was fantastic. Tahiti really is like the way it is portrayed in photos, movies, etc. But it is a damn expensive place.
    December 13 12:09 AM
  • DaveyBoy Mike, are you drunk. Seeing JEW caught your attention, I will continue with Woh woh woh woh woh.
    November 23 12:28 AM
  • Hep Kat **** yeah Majora's Mask
    November 19 05:01 PM
  • morrissey I got scared for a bit at the end but we managed to hang on, we can use every point we can get these days... hope Phaneuf's not out too long :)
    November 3 02:03 AM
  • Willie I didn't plan on it. I figured that you would, especially since it was good.
    October 29 07:32 PM
  • morrissey Gloat away...
    October 9 09:58 PM
  • morrissey Ha! That was a rough one. I'm not sure I like this new development of Kovalev the enforcer either.
    September 30 11:59 AM
  • DaveyBoy No need to apologize. Will look forward to the review.
    September 28 12:12 AM
  • DaveyBoy Been hanging for your JEW review Mike...
    September 27 11:17 PM
  • sonictheplumber come back to metal give powerslave the 6/5 it deserves
    August 19 09:38 PM
  • maidenpmcc It's obvious that I'm a genuine user, I have hundreds of album ratings and posted hundreds of comments where as that troll profile, hasn't rated many albums or posted many comments. I would like for that profile to be d.
    August 17 06:36 PM
  • maidenpmcc Hey Mike I would like to report a troll on this site who has created a profile with a similar name to mine called 'maidenpmccc', he has been posting on different lists and albums talking alot of crap pretending to be me and he/she even said to ME that they are gonna report ME. If you wana find the profile, have a look on The Final Frontier review. Anyway, I have been on this site for ages as you may know and we discussed Wintersun a short a while ago. The troll profile was created today.
    August 17 03:13 PM
  • maidenpmcc By the way mate, look at this list and follow what it says on it. Lookiing forward to what you think. http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=427928
    July 26 03:20 PM
  • maidenpmcc 100 tracks for every song, I read that. Time could really kick ass and blow alot of stuff out of water but then again, it could be bloated and over-blown like you said. Have a listen to the self-titled debut and tell me what you think of it after 3 years. You might dig it again like you once did.
    July 26 02:37 PM
  • maidenpmcc Give it another listen and you might be surprised and say to yourself, dam i'm happy that dude told me to listen to it again lol. I personally think the album is awesome, it's quite epic and I can safely say IT IS a superb album regardless other's opinons. I don't know about this whole 'Time' album, it's taking years and I can see still taking years. It might surface in 2-3 years. Waiting for this is pissing EVERY fan off, it's beyond rediculas.
    July 24 10:50 PM
  • maidenpmcc Hey Mike, was reading your awesome review on Wintersun's self-titled debut album and it's a 4.5 review. I then noticed that after 3 years, your rating for the album has dropped down to 3? I'm guessing the album didn't really stand the test of time (well 3 years). Is the album not as good as it was compared to when you first heard it? I'm guessing you got bored with it...
    July 19 08:42 PM
  • Maniac! Maybe one day I will have the ability to write like a real person haha
    July 19 12:12 PM
  • Maniac! Ahh.. It frustrated the hell out of me that I cannot ever just sit down and say 'I am going to review this' then write 600 words on it. It is more like.. 'I wish I had something to review' then I hear an album that knocks me on my ass and I pump out a review in 30 minutes.
    July 19 12:11 PM
  • Maniac! Seriously though, I can only write if an album punches me in the face and I start writing without having to think. How the hell do you manage to pump out 250 of them? I can't just sit there and write without any prior inspiration.
    July 19 11:47 AM
  • Maniac! What social life? That's what sputnik is for
    July 19 08:15 AM
  • Maniac! Oh well. I'll stick with the double digits
    July 18 09:44 PM
  • Maniac! How does one manage to write 246 reviews?
    July 18 07:26 PM
  • thebhoy Just have to say, we have the two best avatars on the site. Dino comics ftw
    June 21 10:52 PM
  • 8bit Yeah man, now it looks like we've left your Leafs with the longest drought, way back in '67. But with the roster Burke set up I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the Leafs get the NE division title next year.
    June 11 09:52 PM
  • 8bit HAWKS WIN HAWKS WIN :')
    June 10 08:24 AM
  • ShadowRemains ya, i'd agree with that
    May 21 01:14 AM
  • ShadowRemains its ok, although i hate byFUGLIen with a passion :P
    May 20 07:33 PM
  • ShadowRemains damn you, blackhawks! (I live in Vancouver)
    May 19 07:55 PM
  • lineoffire You Iron Maiden reviews have been right on with my thoughs but i think 7th Son is a little better. and you rate my favorite metal bands, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Megadeth, Helloween, Gamma Ray.
    May 10 10:34 PM
  • Ponton Yeah, I thought they were fairly unique and worth a shot. Glad you liked it.
    May 5 09:05 AM
  • 8bit Yeah, they won last night, 4-2. The hawks played pretty well. It was a real nail-biter since the hawks were down 2-0 early, but they eventually tied the game and with about a minute left in the game the hawks scored then potted an empty-net.
    May 4 05:06 PM
  • 8bit ya bro. hopefully they can rebound from that loss.
    May 3 11:51 AM
  • RiseToRemain Lol.. Why do you guys on here feel complelled to spew negatvity upon anything that doesn't adhere to your own self rightous set of 'excellent music standards'. What IS good then? (if is this/music in general is 's***/boring/useless') I am just incredibly curious as to what it takes to meet all your god like music tastes that are refined and tuned beyond comprehension. Just listen to music, find something that has groove, and enjoy; Why people here are so critical and judgemental on absolutely anything that is released is beyond me. Prehaps people who post negative garbage here lack self-respect and resort to online comment threads to show off a artificial sense of power and discernment to compensate for their less than glamorous, ragged realities. And to be honest, I'm not even a huge as I lay dying fan, I just find their music has presence, but I just had to take a step back and look at you fools argue hopelessly by forming ridiculous arbitrary opinions on what is or isnt good music. I have only seen this behavior here on sputnik since I have joined recently; I am just blown away by ignorance and stupidity flourishing here.
    April 26 06:25 AM
  • chambered89 how ya like lunik?
    April 17 11:57 PM
  • Jom After. Band recognizance increased the later the night went. Some people knew Karnivool, others thought they were some Aussie APC knock-off, but EVERYBODY knew Fair to Midland. It was awesome.
    April 6 09:23 PM
  • Jom What the hell? My first comment didn't post. Anyway, it was loud, catastrophic, and totally awesome (the only thing that sucked is that there was massive downtime between setlists... it was kinda like, what the hell? And I've never heard of the two opening acts and they weren't that great but they were passable). They have this new song called "Uh Oh" where Darroh has this toy megaphone thing and I dunno how it's going to sound on the album but live it was a stunner. New songs sounded amazing.
    April 6 07:17 PM
  • Ponton I've heard a lot of great things about the new Alcest. I look forward to reading your take.
    March 19 08:54 PM
  • Ponton I know what you mean. It really takes a while to digest everything because of its length, too. It's going well. The writers are very friendly, and they're pretty talented, though I honestly can't say what we do is sputnik-staff quality. Are there any releases that you are looking forward to reviewing in the future?
    March 18 05:03 PM
  • Ponton Here it is: Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort. They are an electronica outfit with female/males vocals on a few of the tracks. I'm enjoying it so far, a lot actually, and I thought you might like it based off your ratings. It has great reviews around the net, too. I loved that Lifeforms review by the way! I'm really enjoying that album right now.
    March 17 10:01 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 Oh and your other reviews are sweet, you are quite a talented writer. But maybe one day, you will realize why critics and elitists alike worship Metallica :)
    March 6 09:30 PM
  • NeutralThunder12 oh boy... a fantastic writer who doesn't see the brilliance of Metallica... haha Im doing a Maiden review series myself, yours is very awesome friend. I really enjoyed your Powerslave review, came from the heart. Anyway that's all I wanted to say, oh, and And Justice for All is definitely a not a 1 and better than any Our Lady Peace album. :)
    March 6 09:26 PM
  • Electric City what the hell is that below me
    February 14 03:20 PM
  • Bobek9 .... that in future try to be more careful about that. You know, your rating (initial one!) is clearly visible in wikipedia; and what do you think ppl would think (in first time checking the album) when realizing that the initial rating they saw in wikipedia is now lowered to 2 (from 3.5) ? 'Oh, this is great album! No, wait! Is it?!'Sorry for sarcasm - i really think you're great reviewer - but could be better without 'mistakes' like this.Cheers!
    January 18 07:31 AM
  • Bobek9 .... OR, you just rushed, and later seen that you've mistaken. But that also makes you bad reviewer (if ofc you change the rating so big like that, otherwise it doesn't). If you're staff reviewer, than by nature you should rate objectively not subjectively, and that means no changing if you personally don?t like it however objectively think it?s good (album), and i think that FOTD could get easily 2.5 from the staff reviewer who likes Maiden. (?)So, just wanted to say that in future .....
    January 18 07:24 AM
  • Bobek9 Hey Mike, I think you're great reviewer, but i saw too many initially good (Maiden) rating dropped. Now, i understand it, if it's by little, but -1.5 down is big. That's FOTD for example. You could have given it 3.0 from the start (and not 3.5), cause now dropping to 2, just seems like you're not being honest from the start (that you calculated for reputation, but actually really dislike it) and it makes you bad reviewer. .....
    January 18 07:15 AM
  • maidenpmcc i know what u mean man, it was the hype and anticipation. i had it aswell big time since they are my fav band in the world. AMOLAD dusnt touch any album from the golden period but its still a kick ass mind-blowing album. i cant wait for the 15th studio album, hopefully 2010 see's the album and not 2011. where you from mate? i seen maiden for the 2nd time in twickenham stadium and dey were jaw-dropping, especially with songs like rime and powerslave.
    January 16 06:30 PM
  • maidenpmcc hey whats up man, wud you still give a matter of life and death a 5 rating after 4 years? or would u drop it down a notch?
    January 15 09:34 PM
  • BallsToTheWall Huh, well somebody recced me The Daysleepers. Nonetheless, i'm pretty sure you'd like them.
    January 1 04:18 PM
  • BallsToTheWall I took your advice on The Daysleepers, finally, their newest album is excellent.
    December 31 09:56 PM
  • Jesuslaves You should definitely get on that then, it's great stuff. If you just want a quick primer on youtube or something, the best tracks are 44 Minutes, Bodies, Headcrusher, and How The Story Ends.
    December 29 12:46 PM
  • Jesuslaves So I couldn't help but notice that you've written quite a few Megadeth reviews here. What's your opinion on Endgame, out of curiousity?
    December 25 03:15 AM
  • Electric City hm a 4 for elder this would surely warrant some reconsideration of your submitted top 25 wouldnt it
    December 16 07:55 PM
  • Progmaster85 seems like you definitely know your stuff... mind recommending me some progressive or power metal? I don't like power metal that much but my brother is really into that now and he's trying to find more power metal bands. Thanks
    October 24 03:32 PM
  • RyanStagno Hey Mike, care to recommend anything to me?
    October 6 04:20 PM
  • shindip thanks ill bes sure to check that out :)
    September 28 08:08 PM
  • shindip rec me something please
    September 28 03:49 AM
  • ZestyCactus hiiiiiiiiii there. :B
    September 27 01:25 AM
  • YouAreMySilence Oh ya, I'm acually finding it to be the record of the year. It was on her myspace streaming a little while ago, not sure if it's still up.
    September 21 10:22 PM
  • YouAreMySilence Hey, I see your a Matthew Good fan. Heard his new record?
    September 21 01:07 AM
  • CrimsonChin you should review the new Ensiferum album
    September 20 06:39 PM
  • Zip idk what your profile pic is but I love it
    August 26 02:28 AM
  • Waior Oh man, I am endlessly jealous. Seems like a pretty gratuitous set for Radiohead, I imagined they'd have a lower key stage... what with Yorke being such a minimalist and all. What tour was it?
    August 26 02:00 AM
  • Waior Mike, what might grace your profile picture slot there?
    August 25 08:31 PM
  • DaveyBoy Thanks for the congrats on the promotion to staff Mike. I have no chance of reeling you in on number of reviews now. Haha.
    August 25 12:49 AM
  • Gyromania HEY MIKE! excellent Mew review btw, but I like it a bit more than you it seems.
    August 23 09:23 PM
  • BSX #1
    August 20 01:10 AM
  • Gyromania Eh Mike!
    August 18 11:30 AM

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