Atari
Aaron Arneson
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Reviews 105
Soundoffs 48
News Articles 2
Band Edits + Tags 3
Album Edits 31

Album Ratings 297
Objectivity 60%

Last Active 03-30-14 8:38 pm
Joined 02-16-12

Forum Posts 144
Review Comments 18,622

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  • dannyboy89 Yea man, they rule dick. Jammin' TM atm, good stuff.
    April 20 03:15 PM
  • Calc You don't gotta whisper it man I'm busting ur chops
    April 19 07:35 PM
  • Lucid I just got the full-length ;p
    April 19 06:03 PM
  • Lucid on their bandcamp they only have a 3-track album. I haven't heard the full thing haha
    April 19 06:02 PM
  • Calc atari please tell me if this is a good song: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/sleep-in--i-do-know-and-im-not-sorry-song-premiere2
    April 18 11:57 AM
  • ViralOblivion Its a great game story was weak but gameplay was perfect ive been playing my vita lots the library on it ks sooo good and yea i wanna buy it asap haha ni ppl lvl m c h
    April 18 02:35 AM
  • BigPleb Ye dude they are cool, not been a fan of the new stuff though :/
    April 17 04:14 PM
  • BigPleb Get the popcorn ready dude, its gonna be a goodun!
    April 17 04:04 PM
  • Jacquibim I've never read them, but the artwork is unbelievably good.
    April 17 12:43 PM
  • ViralOblivion A bunch of indie stuff infamous and tomb raider resogun is the best ps4 game ****ing amazing ive been playing my vita a lot more but of course i cant wait to buy the season eventually
    April 17 12:03 AM
  • thelastsignal "Unfortunately there are some real duds as well such as ?Ape? which has the most annoying chorus on the album and ?2-1? which just comes across as unnecessary with its overdone electronics and random screaming. "Small little thing, 'which' is used twice in this sentence, and reads a tiny bit sloppy. Other than that, it is awesome my friend! I love the informal tone and length; it's exactly what the site is and has been about since day 1!
    April 16 11:31 PM
  • thelastsignal hey bro, loving the review! thanks so much! :) still reading through, will give you some constructive crit once I finish, just wanted to jump the gun and say that I really appreciate it. I am getting ready to work on a top 50 albums for the site, so excited for that.
    April 16 11:26 PM
  • ViralOblivion Not much man got my ps4 and psvita going to school and with the gf lots you?
    April 16 06:51 PM
  • ViralOblivion Hey whats up
    April 14 02:01 AM
  • thelastsignal Sweet, man sounds good. Thanks, brother! It's appreciated, I really dig that Ringworm album. What album is it going to be on?
    April 13 10:13 PM
  • thelastsignal ah, yeah that does read awkward as ****. lol I will change it tonight.
    April 13 09:18 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey man, not too much! Just published a review on the site: http://atomicskyreviews.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/city-and-colour-the-hurry-and-the-harm/Check it out if you have time!
    April 13 02:15 PM
  • PillowGuy Link is about to enter the Deku Tree.
    April 11 02:37 PM
  • ASnideReturns I'm also finishing up the prequel to my big ass BVB story review. So far it's actually longer than the one that's already up.
    April 10 07:59 PM
  • ASnideReturns I'll check that album out too man, I've just got a LOT of albums to listen to.
    April 10 07:51 PM
  • ASnideReturns Checked War of Ages out man. Really good s***.
    April 10 07:37 PM
  • thelastsignal Yeah, man. I used to play with friends and in local tournaments all the time, haven't played in forever though.
    April 9 07:41 PM
  • ASnideReturns Yeah man I've been meaning to check it out, I've got so much music to check out man lmao.
    April 9 05:30 PM
  • thelastsignal No worries, bro; I didn't know if you dug them or not. I appreciate the heads-up, you play texas hold 'em? one of my favorite poker games. I will shout you once I have finished it up, and see if one of the other dudes is around to take a quick look too.
    April 9 04:12 PM
  • thelastsignal Also, list is coming pretty good, just going to copypasta into the ol' Wordpress tonight or tomorrow night. It needs some heavy editing, you gonna be around to take a look at it later if I need another pair of eyes on it?
    April 9 04:02 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey bro, you got any Cannibal Corpse you might be able to send my way through FB message or something later on? I'm craving some in my library lol.
    April 9 04:00 PM
  • ASnideReturns I don't remember if I have so I probably haven't, I've had so much stuff to check out lately XD.
    April 9 03:43 PM
  • ASnideReturns Dude read it! It's a full on 5000 something word story review, 5/5 of Set the World on Fire. It's got over 1000 comments now, it blew the **** up XD
    April 9 03:27 PM
  • ASnideReturns Thank ya! I'm posting another long 5 BVB review (the prequel to the story in the first one I posted). The reactions are gonna be an amazing B-day gift lmao
    April 9 03:21 PM
  • ASnideReturns I am Snide! I also just turned 21 today lmao.
    April 9 03:14 PM
  • manosg Definitely man, they're great. Thank you for reminding me to check their full albums! I see you rated Moondance too. That's awesome dude!
    April 5 01:55 AM
  • thelastsignal Hey man, no specifics on that one; review whatever you'd like my friend. I'm working on a list myself, should be done Saturday or Sunday. It's a little more description-intensive than I thought it was going to be lol.
    April 4 01:41 PM
  • thelastsignal That's exactly what it is for me; it makes this resurgence into my life in the spring and summer time when it's warmer out. More of a nostalgic time for me, I suppose lol.
    April 1 03:07 PM
  • thelastsignal Yeah dude, saw them live about four or five years ago with thrice. I liked it a lot, but haven't heard that album in forever. I might have to revisit it, I really liked it from what I remember.
    April 1 02:54 PM
  • thelastsignal Nah, man. It's good stuff, I'm probably posting my review of The Matches' Decomposer on here tonight as well.
    April 1 10:03 AM
  • Curse. I love their more contemplative approach on this album, although the production isn't my favorite
    March 31 04:06 PM
  • thelastsignal Sweet man! I checked your review, very good stuff as always!
    March 31 08:59 AM
  • Curse. Yeah
    March 31 08:45 AM
  • thelastsignal I actually love me some NFG, so it could be up my alley lol. I'm so random when it comes to what I enjoy (like anyone else, I guess), so I will just check them out tomorrow at work.
    March 27 11:30 PM
  • thelastsignal Nice, man. Do you think I'd dig it?
    March 27 11:04 PM
  • thelastsignal They both look good to me, man! Nice work! What album are you reviewing?
    March 27 10:38 PM
  • thelastsignal Sure dude! Shoutbox it or fb message it!
    March 27 08:05 PM
  • thelastsignal nice, dude! I'm planning for something to be written in between now and then as well.
    March 27 02:14 PM
  • thelastsignal sounds good man!
    March 26 12:04 PM
  • thelastsignal hey dude, sent you the invite through Wordpress; it should show up in the form of an email! :)
    March 26 09:32 AM
  • Curse. it leaked a full month ahead of time, which is really too bad
    March 25 11:51 AM
  • Curse. New Menzingers is pretty amazing
    March 25 11:13 AM
  • thelastsignal Thanks man, I appreciate it! I am trying to get out of the funk lol, wrote a review on here if you don't mind checking it out. Btw, what is your email so that I can send you that invite? I thought I had it saved, but I can't find it anywhere.
    March 24 10:48 PM
  • thelastsignal Eh, bad anxiety has translated to deteriorating health. It's just been a challenging week lol.
    March 23 12:48 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey bro sorry that I've been off the grid the past few days; a trip to the ER put me out of commission for awhile. :/
    March 23 12:29 PM
  • Spluger I don't know! The only one I remember vaguely is something about Cartman freezing himself because he can't wait for the nintendo wii to come out. This was probably 3 or 4 years ago too.
    March 21 11:16 PM
  • Ecnalzen That's cool. What are you thinking about doing?
    March 21 08:10 AM
  • dimsim3478 Waiting for a HQ rip
    March 20 11:52 PM
  • Ecnalzen I did an artist spotlight for Icarus the Owl a while back, but I still haven't been feeling the urge to write much overall. I told Mark I couldn't guarantee the consistency of my posts, but I'd be more than happy to help with proofreading, editing, site layout, and what-not, and he seemed pretty alright with that.
    March 20 08:11 PM
  • Ecnalzen Hey, guy! How's it going?
    March 20 07:42 PM
  • ButteryBiscuitBass Troll rating indeed :-p
    March 20 05:42 PM
  • ASnideReturns Been thinking about checking out Jester Race, there's so many albums I still have to listen to.
    March 20 05:07 PM
  • YoYoMancuso not yet been buried in schoolwork. break starts tomorrow
    March 20 04:48 PM
  • ASnideReturns Link me to a good track?
    March 20 04:39 PM
  • ASnideReturns What genre are they man?
    March 20 04:28 PM
  • oltnabrick its 9pm and its raining. wtf, do you hate me?
    March 19 08:39 PM
  • oltnabrick you went there
    March 19 08:26 PM
  • oltnabrick *EASILY*
    March 19 08:16 PM
  • oltnabrick "easily"
    March 19 08:03 PM
  • thelastsignal Will do, friend. I'll send it after I put the kids to bed here in a few.
    March 19 07:51 PM
  • thelastsignal Awesome dude! Glad to hear it, I will have to shoot you an invite tonight, and then I will get you assimilated with everything. Glad to hear that you're willing to write a piece for the site, I'm psyched on it.
    March 19 02:08 PM
  • Jom No, I don't have a 3DS or Game Boy. I haven't played Four Swords, Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, etc. I did see that they got rave reviews, though, for the most part. Any recommendations?
    March 15 02:27 AM
  • FromDaHood Yeah I did haha but then I impulse bought the vinyl package and really gave it a listen. Still not completely sold but they're playing a frat 2 blocks away from me for $5 so I'm about to become the biggest Hotelier fan in the area
    March 11 03:35 PM
  • manosg haha, yeah! Not a big fan of hair metal but there are some great albums out there, can't deny that. If anything, I've learned through the years that you cannot reject anything 100% and especially when it comes to art. I see people claiming that a whole genre sucks or album A is "better" than album B and it makes me wonder. Sure, I've also said that but what I really mean is that album A "speaks" to me more. Nothing is objectively "better" in art. I don't know how you feel about that man...
    March 11 01:27 PM
  • thelastsignal sweet man! I'm glad that you dug it! Just let me know, I'd love for you to contribute something. :)
    March 11 12:46 PM
  • thelastsignal Sweet, thanks man. Let me know what you think!
    March 10 05:15 PM
  • manosg Hey man, it's been quite a while since we last talked indeed. I'm doing quite well and tried to increase my review output as of lately. How about you?
    March 10 04:55 PM
  • Emyay damn dude i almost got f***ed too. the dude was like "did you pre-order it?" and i was like nah. then he gave me a look that was not encouraging but then he asked his co-worker "you think we could sell just one?" and she was like "yeah one can't hurt" so i got hooked up. granted i'm pretty sure wal mart right next would have had it but you know
    March 10 02:03 PM
  • Emyay yep, bought the south park game and its really great. i definitely recommend it.
    March 10 08:29 AM
  • thelastsignal Dude no worries at all. You know i don't mind lol. I liked your review, and I think we touched on different things so its all good.
    March 9 08:45 PM
  • laughingman22 thanks, Im also in the middle of drawing something for each track of judio's album. Im not done yet but I have been uploading them to A Slow Descent's last fm page as I finish eachone. http://www.last.fm/music/A slow Descent
    March 9 12:12 AM
  • Judio! No worries, the fact that you took time out of your day to review something of mine really means a lot to me, I definitely owe you one. If you ever release an album that needs reviewing, I'm your guy ;]. And if for some reason I come across something in review I would like edited, I'll let you know. (Sorry about that last post that never registered as me haha, feel free to it)
    March 8 09:57 PM
  • Judio! Just read your review and omg thank you thank you thank you!!! Love it so much, man!!! :D
    March 8 07:29 PM
  • Judio! Sweet, sorry I responded before I saw your last post. I'll check it out when I go on my break, really excited! :]]]]
    March 8 06:55 PM
  • Judio! 1. I mean, the songs can still be left up to interpretation as to what's going in the storyline, but the song definitely symbolizes an escape from some kind of danger. What you said can definitely still work though. 2. Yep, that is a spaceship, and those are arms coming out of the planet. If you're going to discuss the artwork in your review and you want to give credit to someone, the art was done by a user on Sputnik named Erik Sheader-Smith, not by me. Idk if you need that for review haha.
    March 8 06:54 PM
  • Judio! You can make me wait haha. As for FBH, the instruments I used were various types of synth bells, if I recall correctly, acoustic guitar, and strings at the end. Hope that helps, although sorry if my responses are a bit late.
    March 8 06:27 PM
  • Judio! Don't worry, Im sure you'll find some way to describe it. If I can describe music on a Mr. Bungle album, anything is possible lol.
    March 8 05:47 PM
  • Judio! Sure, dude. Haven't seen Gravity yet but I could totally see how the two would compare. Can't wait to read the review once you finish it! :]
    March 8 05:43 PM
  • Judio! Haha nah I like them both. Your new one is all professional and is actually a really good summary, but your old one was funny and actually made sense within context of the album. We gotta our keep our bitches in line, dude ;)
    March 6 08:48 PM
  • Judio! Honestly, it didn't really sound like I wanted it to and I kept noticing thing I could have done better when I listened to my album for the first time. I don't hate it too much anymore, though. It's a pretty great feeling when you release something you think is terrible and realize for the first time it might not actually be. I think I'm always just overly-critical of myself.
    March 6 07:58 PM
  • Athom I have another band right now that I'm trying to get off the ground. It's just me and a drummer but we're trying to make it work. I'm hoping to record a demo/ep next month before my drummer's main band goes on tour for 2 months.
    March 6 07:31 PM
  • Judio! I know, it's pretty surprising! I'm glad people seem to like it, though, as I thought it was complete s*** when I released it haha.
    March 6 05:33 PM
  • Insurrection well at any rate i think it deserves a review cause theres a lot of good s*** going on there
    March 6 04:56 PM
  • Athom yep and penitent man is a reference to indiana jones. we were originally supposed to do a split with Statuette from TX and all our songs we wrote for it were references (we also had a bukowski one) but it fell through last year. two of the songs we liked enough to put out on the EP.
    March 6 02:05 PM
  • Insurrection listened to III again yesterday. i feel like im gonna have to listen to sacrifice about 10 times then III a bunch more before even tackling the review. just letting you know that the process has begun ;)
    March 5 01:05 PM
  • thelastsignal Nah man of course not. My two kids are always bring sickness home with them; it's like extra homework in that it's almost daily lol. The daughter has a double ear infection right now, actually.
    March 5 01:04 PM
  • Judio! No worries, just take it easy. As I said before, i hope you get better soon, man.
    March 5 01:02 PM
  • thelastsignal Haha thanks man, but don't worry; just take a look whenever you can. I'm sorry to hear that you're still sick; that's a long ass time to be feeling poorly lol.
    March 5 12:54 PM
  • Judio! Sorry to hear, I had a really nasty cold a couple of weeks ago so I feel you. Get better soon, dude! Also I checked out The Hotelier's new album a few days ago and I really liked it, probably wouldnt have checked it out if it wasn't for your review.
    March 4 03:22 PM
  • Judio! He man, haven't talked to you in a couple weeks. Did you ever get around to checking out my album? If not dont worry about, just wondering :] Also how've you been?
    March 4 01:19 PM
  • Athom http://loveamerican.bandcamp.com/album/hollow-crosses my band's new EP.
    March 3 08:08 PM
  • insomniac15 Thanks man, I appreciate it!
    March 1 06:35 AM
  • thelastsignal No worries, dude. Feel better, and thanks for the birthday wishes.
    February 28 09:01 AM
  • thelastsignal Happy birthday, dude! Mine is Saturday lol.
    February 27 09:49 PM
  • menawati dont understand why some people moaning about your summary, nothing wrong with something abstract like that if it's relevant to the album, the review was very good
    February 27 04:47 PM
  • Calc happy birthday fool
    February 27 04:46 PM
  • Trebor. No problem, it's a great review
    February 26 05:24 PM
  • Calc I didn't even know you wrote another review so recently lol, I listened to a song from it and twas pre good.
    February 26 04:52 PM
  • Calc ehh I dunno man, it's just become a chore. The site especially since it stresses prose over content. It's no biggie I'll prolly write one every couple months if I get bored enough. I'm also hopefully getting accepted into the Army's version of the DEA in a couple weeks so I'll be going to school for that.
    February 26 04:51 PM
  • thelastsignal Thanks, dude. I appreciate it, I actually just wrote something on it last night that I am pretty proud of. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it when you have time. http://atomicskyreviews.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/the-top-5-most-underappreciated-post-rock-bands/
    February 26 08:46 AM
  • thelastsignal Actually recovering from a cold myself, know the feeling. I'm good, just busy as always. Trying to be more active on here and keep my review site up as well.
    February 25 11:43 AM
  • Insurrection lol i don't care im gonna follow through for you mah man. just don't hold your breath, my free time is limited right now
    February 25 12:18 AM
  • Insurrection thanks dude. btw i haven't forgotten about black widow
    February 24 11:49 PM
  • thelastsignal hey dude, your newest review is one of your best. just dropping by to see what's up in your world.
    February 24 04:02 PM
  • menawati thanks mate
    February 24 02:34 PM
  • Judio! Awesome, can't wait to hear what you think!
    February 22 07:44 PM
  • Judio! Also, yes, it is a concept album. It follows a story arc which basically has the listener crash landing on Ganymede, a cold, desolate, crater-filled moon with an uncharacteristically bright surface. I actually put a lot of thought and detail into the album's concept/story, so if you want a more detailed description of the concept, go to On Ganymede's page on bandcamp and look at the album's summary, which is located under where it shows the songs. :) hope that helped!
    February 22 02:22 PM
  • Judio! The instruments for the album were all software instruments on GarageBand. Basically on GarageBand there are a selection of different software instruments you with play with, and by effects and whatnot you can sort of design your own unique-sounding instruments with any effect you desire, if that makes sense. It's kind of hard to understand but a lot of effort went into making each instrument sound unique and fitting with the atmosphere of the respective songs.
    February 22 02:18 PM
  • Ecnalzen Finally listening to new Bayside. So far, so good. If the rest is as good as the first 3 songs, this might turn out to be my favorite from them.
    February 21 08:57 PM
  • joshieboy12345 I can definitely see myself listening to this for a long time. So chill.
    February 20 08:15 PM
  • joshieboy12345 Among the Wildflowers rules so hard.
    February 20 08:02 PM
  • LordPots thanks man! how u been
    February 19 10:19 PM
  • BigPleb Haha yeah man, I mean I dig OSDM-Limp Bizkit lol. But yeah, if its more m/ there's a good chance I'll dig it.
    February 19 06:09 AM
  • BigPleb Will do, curious to hear what you think 'my taste' is lol.
    February 19 05:56 AM
  • BigPleb I've jammed The Mantle and PF and they were p underwhelming, still good though. I'll definitely get around to it.
    February 19 05:50 AM
  • JamieTwort Thanks, no hurry. Cool, I'll give it a read later today.
    February 19 05:11 AM
  • JamieTwort Feels good, it's given me a bit more motivation to write more reviews for one thing. Yeah it does feel weird that other people can't pos or neg your reviews anymore. I wrote my first review as a contrib the other day, dunno if you saw it. Unfortunately me and Tom93M posted a review for the same album at pretty much exactly the same time haha.
    February 19 04:15 AM
  • Trebor. Get on that
    February 18 04:51 PM
  • Trebor. Damn son they're my favorite band
    February 18 04:22 PM
  • Judio! No worries man, and thanks for the. I've been considerably busy as well so I definitely know how it is. Still really looking forward to when you do check out my album though, just let me know whenever you do!
    February 18 12:15 AM
  • ASnideReturns That's pretty awesome man. I wish you two the best of luck. Yeah, I've already gotten some major ****in' flak for coming back lmao. My ratings alone are enough to piss people off.
    February 17 11:15 PM
  • ViralOblivion Fer sure haha
    February 17 09:30 PM
  • ViralOblivion Yea it just sucks cause i started a new game so i dont have any mega stones
    February 17 09:14 PM
  • Cygnatti that album I heard a long time ago back at absolutepunk. I remember liking it back then so I tried it out and well :/ I didn't recognize them earlier because they changed their name.
    February 17 08:53 PM
  • Cygnatti mine is: 3582-9536-3640
    February 17 08:52 PM
  • ViralOblivion Really? I dont renember anyone asking me i was breeding thats probbaly why haha
    February 17 08:43 PM
  • Cygnatti I would love that. :D
    February 17 08:41 PM
  • ASnideReturns Congrats dude! How long have you two known each other? Id all my old reviews, they aren't up to par with what I want to do now.
    February 17 07:27 PM
  • ASnideReturns Good bro, just been writing some new reviews. Wbu man
    February 17 06:56 PM
  • thelastsignal thanks bro. it's appreciated.
    February 17 02:22 PM
  • thelastsignal Hey dude, could you check my latest review when you get a chance and give me a little feedback on it?
    February 17 02:13 PM
  • ASnideReturns I, ASnideRemark, have returned.
    February 17 01:16 AM
  • joshuahuntkc I'm just an acoustic act but I usually play with a drummer and bassist live. It's 'Joshua Hunt'.
    February 16 11:08 PM
  • ViralOblivion Well i hope it all works out soon for you and sweet ill add you now
    February 14 10:25 PM
  • Judio! Sweet, I hope you like it!
    February 14 08:46 PM
  • Trebor. loving it
    February 14 08:07 PM
  • Judio! My band is A Slow Descent, and yeah the link is right there haha. And no rush, my music isn't going anywhere. Thanks man, this means a lot :)
    February 14 07:22 PM
  • Judio! Hey Atari, I feel really weird asking this but is there any way I can trouble you to write a review for the album I just released? If not I totally get it but you're a good bro, so I thought I'd ask you first. http://aslowdescent.bandcamp.com/album/on-ganymede is my bandcamp.
    February 14 06:52 PM
  • Crysis Haha no worries man I didn't think that at all
    February 13 03:24 PM
  • Ecnalzen Yeah, Omaha is pretty thorough when he gives feedback, so he will probably give you a lot to think about. He is also a phenomenal writer so definitely give some consideration to what he says. If I ever get back into writing again, I am def gonna go back to that huge thing he wrote me a while back on my C
    February 13 03:14 PM
  • Ecnalzen I really like what you did with the last two, especially the Agalloch one. I bet you are heading in the right direction. Just keep at it, guy!
    February 13 02:56 PM
  • Ecnalzen That sucks. You going to try something new for your next review, then?
    February 13 02:41 PM
  • Ecnalzen Also true. Yeah, I am sure he would, too. Did you apply for staff? I only looked at the apps a few times to see who was trying out, and I don't remembers seeing yours.
    February 13 02:21 PM
  • Ecnalzen That would actually really make sense, especially since the staff blog doesn't really get used here at all. He could review here, and write whatever he wanted on his other site. Seems like a sound theory to me, ha ha. Checked out that song, btw, it was good, and I see what you mean about the vocals. I liked it, tho.
    February 13 02:03 PM
  • Ecnalzen Really? That's weird. He did mention he wanted to do something different with the site, and gear it towards doing artist spotlights, lists, and opinion articles to try to make it feel different than just any old music website. Maybe he is planning on the people he recruits to do reviewing, I don't know. I did see he applied for Contrib, and I know they prefer no double posting if you get promoted.
    February 13 02:01 PM
  • Trebor. yeah I suppose. I did do their whole discog and I guess it counts
    February 13 01:57 PM
  • Ecnalzen Will check it out. Maybe, I still am not really sure about it. I told Mark I would still help him out with his site, but I wasn't sure how much reviewing I would contribute, so he put me on as an editor. I wrote a little blurb/artist spotlight about Icarus the Owl last weekend, so that was cool. Maybe it will come back around.
    February 13 01:53 PM
  • Trebor. I never thought to
    February 13 01:50 PM
  • Ecnalzen Ooooo, what's that? I think Cult has been the only new release I have been kind of looking forward to, at the moment.
    February 13 01:32 PM
  • Ecnalzen Bit of a grower, then? That's cool. I am looking forward to hearing it. You ever seen them live? They are playing near me next month and have some friends that want me to go. Still debating on it.
    February 13 01:15 PM
  • BigHans I love any and all melodic rawk
    February 13 12:30 PM
  • BigHans last half of that tracked ruled. I like it.
    February 13 12:21 PM
  • BigHans Thanks for reminder dude, been Rushing so hard lately. I cant seem to find it on Spotify, will look elsewhere.
    February 13 12:02 PM
  • Wizard No worries dude, you write great reviews and I like to see the contributors like you around the site!
    February 13 07:41 AM
  • Crysis Sorry for the five posts but you're at a point where you have the basics down, you just have to develop a real style of your own. Right now you're writing using everyone else's style, and as such it becomes really sterile, as I said earlier.
    February 12 08:57 PM
  • Crysis Acknowledge that your readers can think for themselves but also realize that it is still your job to present a professional critique of a PIECE OF ART. Not everyone will agree and that's not the point. This is your piece - your opinion. The way it is now you seem to be a bit timid, which shows by the way you seem to write with a certain sterile nature. Be bold.
    February 12 08:56 PM
  • Crysis Don't just talk about what an album sounds like - actually REVIEW it. Look at it within its own genre and even outside of it; how it may fit within a band's discography and why. Make the album come alive through words; make readers hear the album without listening to it. Describe what's going on but don't hold their hand, make bold claims and back yourself up but don't be verbose.
    February 12 08:54 PM
  • Crysis You'll introduce the band, talk briefly about the genre, hit the major points of the album's sound, give a few examples of what you're talking about, but it just seems like you really don't want to get your hands dirty, so to speak. It may sound a bit abstract and in a way it is, but the desire to delve deeper and really look at what may be lying beneath the surface and what the means in relation to the album as a whole is a big part of really taking things to the next level.
    February 12 08:52 PM
  • Crysis Let me preface this by saying this is just constructive criticism. Alright, just read several of your reviews, some old and some new. While they are all solid reviews they do little to become exceptional or even above average. The sentences are basic and give only small bits of information. You almost never delve deep into an album and really analyze it at its core. Sure, you'll say what needs to be said, but it seems like you refrain from dissecting an album in an intellectual way.
    February 12 08:50 PM
  • Wizard Hey dude, I saw your comment on Kyle's wall and I thought I would give you a piece of advice as well. Don't ever write something that's not from your heart. Don't ever write for popularity either, if you feel an album sucks balls and everyone else is "getting it", just go for it!
    February 12 07:37 PM
  • Crysis Sure I'll be happy to help, let me read a couple reviews and post back soon.
    February 12 07:27 PM
  • ViralOblivion No you didnt im sorry man :/
    February 12 07:23 PM
  • counterparts They were streaming it accidentally on the tiny engines website, but it has since been fixed. I think it's leaked anyway.
    February 12 06:46 PM
  • StrangerofSorts thanks man :) Hope you like them
    February 12 12:31 PM
  • Ecnalzen Yeah, I def like WW it more than KT. I am going to put Cult in the rotation at work when it comes out, so I will see what I think of it then. Def would enjoy reading a review from you about it, tho!
    February 11 09:14 PM
  • Curse. Haha I have reviewed albums that stay on the front page for days. Luckily I have three more reviews in various states of completion
    February 11 08:42 PM
  • Ecnalzen Yeah, that's kind of how I hear all their albums are. I have only heard the two (Killing Time and Walking Wounded).
    February 11 08:32 PM
  • Ecnalzen Only a 3, huh? Dang. I heard some of it (first 3 or 4 tracks), but then Pandora kicked me out after I paused it and wouldn't let me back in without signing up, so I haven't heard all of it.
    February 11 07:40 PM
  • linguist2011 Thanks man :)
    February 11 06:12 PM
  • hogan900 Haha thanks man, you rule!
    February 11 06:01 PM
  • hogan900 Thanks Atari! Gotta say you motivated me from the beginning to push myself to this position. You complimenting me on my first Silverstein review was really motivating. Thanks dude, gonna be fun being a contrib!
    February 11 05:49 PM
  • YourDarkAffected thanks! Tis an honor. And I guess I better keep my word. Got a review for me?
    February 11 05:34 PM
  • BigHans dude jam this song it rules so ****ing hard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95EITpUnEnE
    February 11 05:15 PM
  • manosg yeah that might help. I think though that most of all you should review what makes you happy on a personal level without thinking the promotion. I'm sure that it'll come and I'm not being just polite ;)
    February 11 01:26 PM
  • Curse. Thanks man, I almost worked hard to get here haha
    February 11 01:15 PM
  • thelastsignal I will probably end up doing that, I agree that it might get my name out there more. You are a great and consistent writer, don't sell yourself short.
    February 11 12:48 PM
  • manosg thanks dude, maybe next year I'll try again. I was hoping you become staff but keep pushing man, you definitely deserve it!
    February 11 12:27 PM
  • thelastsignal Thanks dude, appreciate the kind words. I just need to be more of a presence on the site, and I will probably email Jom in a little bit to see what I can do to up my chances later. I'm bummed that you didn't get staff, but I feel as though you might be one of the 'senior contributors' that he was mentioning.
    February 11 12:15 PM
  • JamieTwort Thanks man :]. Shame you didn't get promoted to staff, you deserved it imo.
    February 11 12:01 PM
  • Ecnalzen Heeeeey, dude. I don't know if this is just for today or until the album comes out next week, but Bayside is streaming Cult on Pandora, if you want to check it out: http://smarturl.it/streamCULT
    February 10 09:26 PM
  • ViralOblivion Its all good haha hows the married life?
    February 10 03:04 PM
  • ViralOblivion 3067 5414 3206 let me know yours
    February 9 12:37 AM
  • ViralOblivion Nice! Now you have to add me on 3ds lol
    February 8 02:50 PM
  • Jacquibim I might do, I aim to expand my horizons this year.
    February 7 10:07 PM
  • Jacquibim My first review was of a metalcore album lol
    February 7 07:44 PM
  • ViralOblivion I got s***s to do lol school and whatnot whsts up
    February 6 11:47 PM
  • Judio! lol don't worry, I can assure you my memory is much worse.
    February 6 01:51 PM
  • Judio! Yeah, I remember your review for it. Been meaning to check it out for a while now but it's not on Spotify so I keep forgetting. Thanks for the rec, will check right when I get home.
    February 6 01:07 PM
  • Cygnatti You bet your fine ass it is. ^_^
    February 5 02:43 PM
  • Cygnatti yeah, they're just about even. no need to worry. ^_^ I htink xearnes is much better than yveltal (tho not aesthetically, of course).
    February 1 04:50 PM
  • Cygnatti Oh s***. Oh s***.
    February 1 03:20 PM
  • Cygnatti Virginia. The sun is shining bright tho. Hopefully that'll be the last of that.
    January 31 02:10 PM
  • Cygnatti Yeah. And a lot of places are not open too.
    January 31 01:49 PM
  • Cygnatti Really bored. I wish I didn't have to miss 4 days of school doing nothing. Omfg -_-
    January 31 01:05 PM
  • Cygnatti Hi Atari! :D
    January 31 12:56 PM

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