Mark A.

Reviews 41
Approval 100%

Soundoffs 32
Album Ratings 479
Objectivity 71%

Last Active 08-01-14 3:25 pm
Joined 10-31-12

Forum Posts 11
Review Comments 1,081

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  • Atari well i haven't heard their debut actually, but children of fire is pretty great. One of the singers of Oh, Sleeper is also the vocalist for the new wovenwar album which i enjoyed. It's like all clean vocals tho so not sure if you'd like that one haha. But yeah check Children of Fire!
    August 1 05:38 PM
  • Atari you heard oh, sleeper dude?
    August 1 05:26 PM
  • VheissuCrisis Second listen through and Living Will just ****ing floored me, one or two more listens till I rate but its easily 3.5 maybe a 4.
    August 1 04:01 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Man, why you gotta hit me like that in the feels? ;)
    August 1 02:47 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Honestly, I never really came onto this site expecting to become as involved and ambitious as I am now. I was just a dude who really liked metal music and really liked writing.
    August 1 02:38 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Also, I forgot about Vheissu, haha! Nah, I'm sort of in the middle where I try to be somewhat kind to newer users, but if it turns into a sinking ship, I become kind of a dickhead.
    August 1 02:29 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Nah man, there are certain people on this site (particularly Sowing, Atari, Omaha, and Judio, just to name a few) that are genuinely nice guys, and you're one of them.
    August 1 02:17 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Lol, even you have your limits. At least it isn't like that guy who posted like 10 reviews in one day a few weeks ago.
    August 1 02:08 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I love how you're such a nice guy that you didn't even have the heart to tell the guy that his picks were s*** in the "Top Notch Deathcore" thread.
    July 31 08:47 PM
  • VheissuCrisis Only once through so far man! But a couple of tracks blew me away whilst I don't remember the rest, I'll need to hit the magic 3 spins and then I'll let you know.
    July 31 12:49 PM
  • Atari it's all good it is what it is haha. I think I just kinda fell out of the groove of reviewing when i started to write less frequently. the album is eskimo by the residents haha they're a weird band dude and all the members are anonymous. I could probabl find a lot to say about the band themselves, but describing their music is a different story...
    July 31 12:14 PM
  • Atari glad to hear it man. :] i'm actually suffering from writer's block lately which is why i'm only doing about a review a month lol. I guess right now it doesn't help that the album I'm trying to review is from the review a random album game and it's a really weird album lol
    July 31 11:54 AM
  • Atari dude, you've been reviewing like a mad man! lol
    July 31 11:42 AM
  • Judio! No prob bud, give me a couple minutes and I would be more than happy to give it a read.
    July 30 10:51 PM
  • TheMoreira Dude i just realised... You're 100% approval rating over 40 reviews. HOW ARE YOU NOT STILL A CONTRIBUTOR? Many cheers man
    July 29 01:49 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Just gave it a read. Apologies for being a little late, but I live on the East Coast, and got your shout around 11:00.
    July 26 09:10 AM
  • Judio! Sure thing man, will look it over in a little bit.
    July 26 01:21 AM
  • Insurrection didnt really care for it at all
    July 25 04:56 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges After 21 days.......... It is finished.
    July 25 02:18 PM
  • Atari Ya dude Oregon Coast is beautiful and definitely a good place to find solitude. My profile pic and avatar right now are actually pictures of cannon beach ( the place I stayed). Anyways, I definitely hope u do get contrib all that hard work's gotta pay off eventually ;) plus you've got the quality to match your consistency so I'd say your golden
    July 24 10:47 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I've been working on reviewing Iron Maiden's first 7 albums, because **** it, I'm getting off of writer's block somehow. I've finished the review for their 2nd album. I'm just gonna proofread it a little before posting.
    July 24 06:05 PM
  • Atari nice dude i'm glad you two were able to work things out! I'm pretty good just got back from 9 nights at the oregon coast which was really nice but it sucks being back at work lol. Anyways, don't overdo it buddy, glad to see you writing more though :D
    July 24 05:39 PM
  • Atari sup man, what's new? how was your interview?
    July 24 04:04 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Aw, thanks. I might finally complete a review tonight.
    July 24 03:55 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Gandolf the Grey?
    July 24 01:48 PM
  • VheissuCrisis Glad you like it bro, it has so many highlights and I spin it about once a week still after all these years.
    July 22 04:07 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I'm actually in the middle of writing two reviews, and I plan to write a third shortly after for the review a random album game.
    July 20 09:21 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Exactly. We pass the disease to someone that has already been on hiatus, and there's no damage done.
    July 20 08:59 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Preferably to someone like skele.
    July 20 08:54 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges How ironic is it that right after you get off of writer's block and land a feature, I fall right back into it?
    July 20 07:00 PM
  • SowingSeason Read the review for Volumes, and it's really good. I thought you described everything perfectly and the flow was decent. There's always little things, like "It's certainly all the better for it, as the soaring cleans are certainly strong enough to" which uses certainly too much, but everyone has those in their reviews from time to time. Keep it up! And congrats on the feature :)
    July 18 06:57 PM
  • SowingSeason But as long as you keep writing quality reviews, focus on new albums, and maintain a positive relationship with those around you (maturity can be a factor) you have a good chance. I promise I'll read some of your stuff later, unfortunately right now I just have enough time to check my shoutbox before work. In the meantime just stay consistent. I do have a say in promotions to both staff and contrib, so I'll keep an eye out for your reviews in the future.
    July 18 06:54 AM
  • SowingSeason Hey thelastsignal, I glanced over your review history and I can tell you the reason you didn't get contributor back in January is probably that you simply didn't have enough reviews under your belt yet. I applied for contributor in '09 with less than 25 reviews and got turned away. It's hard to make yourself stand out until you hit the 25-30 review mark in my opinion.
    July 18 06:48 AM
  • Insurrection Their best album so far imo, top notch tech metalcore
    July 17 03:13 PM
  • Insurrection Go for it, man. I'll probably be working on the new Within the Ruins
    July 17 03:06 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Every Time I Die? You glorious bastard, you.
    July 16 06:20 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges I'm actually in the middle of reviewing Iron Maiden's first 7 albums, and I got assigned Maiden Japan, which is a live album that was released literally right after the album I'm currently reviewing. Seriously, this couldn't have been better luck if the Lucky Charms leprechaun jumped out of a gold pot and wrote the review for me.
    July 13 02:29 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges How could I not? I'll give it a read after I eat lunch.
    July 13 01:58 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit damn! just getting to it now. been busy all nigh trying to uninstall a virus. gonna check it out momentarily!
    July 9 12:58 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Sweet. I accidentally submitted an album that I was already reviewing, haha. Judio was cool enough to switch it out, though.
    July 8 02:44 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges You gonna join in too?
    July 8 02:13 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges I've been trying to get the link to work, but it's being a little bitch and screwing up. Oh well. REGULAR TEXT FTW
    July 8 12:44 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hey dude, how did you get that hyperlink on your review of Judio's album to work?
    July 8 10:16 AM
  • Mad. No I haven't seen those, but they're on my watchlist. Nothing wrong with loving zombie movies!
    July 8 07:11 AM
  • AnimalsAsSummit sounds sick bro, ill keep my eyes peeled for it :D
    July 7 08:08 PM
  • Mad. Probably Day of the Dead, pretty much a perfect movie imo. I haven't actually watched that many other zombie movies other than George A Romero's trilogy tbh, other than stuff like Shaun of the Dead, which is still a brilliant film
    July 7 05:01 PM
  • AnimalsAsSummit awesomeness! im glad youre enjoying it, and yes, a review would be greatly appreciated!
    July 7 03:04 PM
  • Omaha yeah man i also have needed some time to relax. sitting around today playing Ni No Kuni and it is wonderful. and thanks a lot man! been writing less lately but i feel better about the end result of whenever i do write. are you in college currently?
    July 4 12:33 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Eh, it wasn't my best piece of work, but I did try to make it short and sweet. Yours was better tenfold.
    July 4 11:22 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Dammit sig, ya beat me to it!
    July 4 10:13 AM
  • Judio! Just checked it. An excellent write-up just like I expected, you've single-handedly made my night. And no worries, it was so worth the wait. :) It's very nice to hear that you liked my album so much.
    July 4 02:35 AM
  • Omaha not a whole lot dude. sometimes i remember how many cool folks are on this site and that i should make an effort to get to know some of them more. no plans yet besides raiding fireworks vendors like the stupid five-year-old i once was. what about you man?
    July 3 04:26 PM
  • Omaha hey man whats up?!
    July 3 04:09 PM
  • Ecnalzen Enjoy the glory:
    June 28 04:59 PM
  • Ecnalzen Hey, buuuuuddy, have you heard The Ongoing Concept?
    June 28 10:10 AM
  • Atari to be honest, drifter is growing on me now haha
    June 27 04:13 PM
  • Judio! Alright, I'll give Gutter a try next chance I get. Thanks for the rec dude!
    June 27 03:25 PM
  • Judio! Yeah it's an awesome album. I actually just got into ETID, need to check there other stuff now. What's the next album by them I should check?
    June 27 03:16 PM
  • Atari well don't just take my word for it haha. I like drifter too, all their stuff is solid. I just think the new one's more fun i guess
    June 27 03:12 PM
  • Atari sounds good man. so i listened to drifter again and i gotta say, i dig their new album quite a bit more. Drifter has some great instrumentation for sure, but it's just not nearly as catchy imo
    June 27 02:55 PM
  • Atari actually i guess love, robot's debut has screaming on it too haha. Definitely let me know what you think if you check either of those bands out. Hope you're doing alright today man
    June 27 01:22 PM
  • Atari honestly you might dig heart to heart more than love, robot just because they have post-hardcore influence too i think not just pop punk. I just think their self titled debut destroys haha
    June 27 01:10 PM
  • Atari yeah, jam heart to heart as well. dulce is good but their debut is way better :)
    June 27 01:08 PM
  • Atari to be honest i haven't heard drifter enough to even rate it haha. I've heard their debut and their new album the most but i just really dig them so i'll have to give drifter a spin today. If you're looking for something similar, try love, robot's debut album rebuild / rebirth. It kicks ass
    June 27 11:59 AM
  • Ecnalzen Ah, I did not know you could do that, ha ha. That's cool (the deactivating of facebook, not that deteriorating mental health bit, that sucks). Well, if you needs to talk or something, I might be able to relate to what's going on. Just let me know. Hope you get s*** figured out soon!
    June 27 10:56 AM
  • Ecnalzen Hey, uh, did you get rid of Facebook? Pug and I were trying to find you to see if you would do a second proofreading for an interview he did, and it's like you just disappeared.
    June 26 04:52 PM
  • Atari ya man i hear you, one day at a time is the way to go. Each day brings enough to worry about so no sense stressing about tomorrow. Have you heard heartsounds newer album as well?
    June 26 04:36 PM
  • Atari hey man, i'm always here if you need to talk. btw, agreed on heartsounds that band rules
    June 26 03:19 PM
  • Judio! Thanks for saying that, man! Your promotion is right around the corner too ;)
    June 26 02:06 PM
  • Ecnalzen I tried with their first, but it was just a tough listen. Usually production doesn't bother me much, but that album does for whatever reason. I like Watch Out and Crisis about the same (both 4s). I enjoy the chaotic nature and of Watch Out, but I think the multiple vocals are utilized better on Crisis, and Dallas and George have a more even trade off.
    June 24 03:08 PM
  • Ecnalzen I might have to give it a go, too. I just listened to the whole thing straight through for the first time in my car over the last week or so. I really liked it, but I agree with your review when you said it drags in the middle a bit. You like Alexisonfire's debut, eh? I can't seem to get past the production on that album.
    June 24 12:49 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Welp, summer vacation just began for me, so I have way more free time now. I might need a little longer to come to a decision though. Nothing personal against you or anybody on the site.
    June 23 09:54 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges The main problem I have is inconsistency. I can never really get into a specific reviewing schedule, and usually the time between reviews can range from 2 days to 2 months. Also, I'm fairly new to the whole reviewing thing, so I might wanna wait until I've written a substantial amount of reviews here before moving on to other things.
    June 23 01:39 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks, mate! By the way, I saw that you've actually become a staff member of Robert's (NocteDominum) review site. I'm kinda conflicted on whether or not to join.
    June 23 12:22 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Usually, the best reviewers can seemlessly go from talking about metal to talking about hip hop or ambient. And it really helps to build up your writing skills. There's a metric ****ton of DnB/Dubstep/Trance albums that don't have reviews yet, which I hope to undertake the task of writing up.
    June 23 12:14 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges It's just that it's difficult to really review ambient or electronic stuff, because you can't really describe instrumental or vocal melodies, and have to focus more on atmosphere and the overall tone of the music.
    June 23 11:18 AM
  • Ecnalzen Out of curiousity, what do you find better about Sage Francis? first album compared to Distrust?
    June 22 12:23 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges I've been trying to review electronic and hip hop albums, but I've found it to be a helluva lot harder than reviewing rock or metal.
    June 21 04:05 PM
  • Ecnalzen 18V is not well received on sputnik.
    June 20 09:44 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Dude, I've been having a MASSIVE ****ing writer's block as of recent.
    June 20 09:29 PM
  • Ecnalzen I'm starting to like older Hopesfall a little more than I used to. Any albums by those two bands in particular?
    June 19 05:28 PM
  • Ecnalzen It all started with Emery, of course, but the bands I have been trying out, and enjoying, within the last year or so are Protest the Hero, Misery Signals, Cave In, Zozobra, Poison the Well, Dance Gavin Dance, Of Machines, Dillinger Escape Plan (which has been a bit of a tough ride, ha ha), Beecher, and The Ongoing Concept.
    June 18 07:44 PM
  • Ecnalzen Pretty well! Been discovering my enjoyment of the more erratic/chaotic sides of post hardcore and metalcore. How about you?
    June 17 01:12 PM
  • Atari hell ya man best sound off ever :D glad you gave it another chance. Sorry to hear about the writer's block that sucks but it's always better not to force it if it's not coming to you. I definitely don't review as much as i used to i try to wait for an album that really hits me rather than just trying to pump out reviews lol
    June 17 11:44 AM
  • Atari hey dude looking forward to your review for judio's new album ;)
    June 14 12:10 PM
  • Judio! Cool, thanks for the man. Nothing to be sorry about either, I'm a pretty patient guy, and you don't even want to know how long it takes me to write a review lol. Anyway I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!
    June 13 01:50 PM
  • Judio! Awesome, that's exactly what I was aiming for. Instead of having a generic concept and straightforward narrative like Ganymede, I really wanted this one to have a full story going on that the listener can piece together throughout out the album. I think I spent like an hour working on the album's bandcamp description lol.
    June 5 11:21 PM
  • Judio! :D Thank you so much man! I was admittedly a bit worried you wouldn't like the album since it's totally different than Ganymede and was realy experimental for me so it's a relief to hear it came out ok! Really looking forward to reading your review dude, it's going be great!
    June 5 09:42 PM
  • Judio! :] Glad you're enjoying it so far! Can't wait to hear what you have to say in buoy finished the album!
    June 5 09:19 PM
  • AtomicWaste Also, with as personal as this review read, I would avoid using the distancing "one," which I generally feel has no place in this sort of writing. Granted, it's not grammatical, it's entirely stylistic, but you're close enough to your audience here that you want to come off as relatable. But, honestly, those are minor things.
    June 5 02:00 PM
  • AtomicWaste Good review! I would agree with Johnny's comment that there are too many semicolons. Towards the mid-section of the review, it's fine, but by the end they're superfluous. You could replace them by combining ideas (i.e. "Ultimately Best Wishes thrive the most when they take their time developing the songs by easing their listeners...") or by splitting them into separate sentences.
    June 5 01:59 PM
  • ScuroFantasma The music itself wasn't too bad. It's not really my thing so I can't elaborate too much on my feelings for it, but Clouds was pretty solid.
    June 5 02:33 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Well, I wouldn't go as far as to say that, but I do hope that I'll eventually rise through the ranks into contrib maybe by the beginning of 2015 or 2016. But thanks for all the support! Feel free to let me know if you want me to take a look at any future reviews you write.
    June 4 07:48 PM
  • Judio! Ok man, just left some feedback on your review :)
    June 4 03:59 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks for the feedback on my RCC review. I appreciate the **** outta it.
    June 4 03:53 PM
  • ScuroFantasma Sure man, no problem, I'll check it out now :)
    June 4 02:23 AM
  • Judio! Not at all dude, I will look it over tonight.
    June 3 11:31 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Sweet! Unfortunately, it's almost 11:00 where I am, so I'm really tired right now, and I don't wanna half-ass my feedback for your review. I'll check it out as soon as I get a chance to tomorrow, though. Apologies.
    June 3 10:23 PM
  • Betray Sounds like a great show. Have a good time, man.
    June 3 11:01 AM
  • Betray Gah, Whitechapel and Carnifex are so good live. I caught both of them on their little mini-tour before linking up with the Devildriver tour (who admittedly I've never heard). The other band is Revocation, by the way.
    June 3 09:26 AM
  • Betray Yeah, actually I just saw Whitechapel last month and they slayed. Phil is one of the best live vocalists I've ever seen. I'd definitely go see them if I were you.
    June 3 08:21 AM
  • ethos no problem, dude. it's a suuuper easy download and you don't need an e-mail address to even register, i think you'd dig it a lot. lol, around this time last year i was having similar issues (difficulty trying to find more "obscure" music or whatever) but like on top of that.. mediafire/torrents were repeatedly being taken down. soulseek solved all of that effortlessly ;D. if you have any issues signing up just shoot me a message but yeah, have fun
    June 2 04:03 PM
  • ethos you should try getting soulseek if you're interested in checking out alio die's material. it's a pretty small client for music downloading and you can find practically anything
    June 2 03:54 PM
  • StrangerofSorts I know - it's really a job and pretty ridiculous as he's so well thought of. I originally got a lot of his albums from an old private wordpress blog called azureisthenewblack but that was closed because the woman behind it got burned out and started something new. I've tried emailing her to get access (my old laptop was stolen and I wanted to get some old favourites) but no dice
    June 1 03:06 AM
  • devindecibel Not to be a hassler but did you ever get around to listening to our (The Y Axes) album?
    May 29 06:00 PM
  • Atari cool thanks for the rec. have a meeting at work soon but i'll check it out later. So what are your favorite songs on that manners LP?
    May 28 04:10 PM
  • Atari nice! yeah it's always easier to write about albums when you love them and your passion for the band definitely showed in the review ;) gonna have to jam that album again today
    May 28 02:29 PM
  • Atari dude that was definitely one of the best reviews I've read from you! Really dug some of the descriptions and anaglogies (like how it's like your favorite book) and you're not alone when those dark feelings tap you on the shoulder at night, etc. really great stuff
    May 28 01:45 PM
  • Atari yeah i saw you 5'd it haha, always cool when an album speaks to you like that! I'll go check your review out shortly : )
    May 28 12:52 PM
  • Atari I've already been jamming it dude! 'Rent' is prolly my favorite that song kills and i love the lyrics
    May 28 11:55 AM
  • Atari yeah man they're awesome, also really dig the lyrics
    May 23 03:39 PM
  • Atari i was just reading through a thread for manners last album and people are mentioning some atmospheric black metal influences and another person said some parts sound like deafheaven. I'm not alone! Lol
    May 23 03:38 PM
  • Atari I also think the guitars sound a little bit muddy so maybe that's part of it too. needless to say, I'm starting to dig manners already!
    May 23 01:37 PM
  • Atari it's all in the guitars. Like I said though I'm a hardcore noob so i prolly don't know what i'm talking about lol. but yeah i'm listening to that manners 2 song EP and something about the guitar-work and slight atmosphere just kind of doesn't seem too far off from some of the black metal I enjoy. It's not too similar though I just notice some slight similarities at least with manners. Like when they carry on the same guitar-note for a while (think it's called tremolo picking)
    May 23 01:33 PM
  • Atari as weird as it may sound i definitely hear some similarities between black metal and hardcore at times. maybe i'm crazy idk
    May 23 01:25 PM
  • Atari cool, i'll definitely give manners another go today man ;)
    May 23 01:21 PM
  • Atari hey man, manners sounded pretty cool but i'm gonna have to listen to them more to form a complete opinion on them haha. considering you dig hardcore, I recommend Frameworks - Loom and Bane - Don't Wait Up. Two hardcore albums I've enjoyed recently
    May 23 11:50 AM
  • Atari dude, you need to rate some agalloch! haha ;) btw i'll let you know what i think of manners later but be pre-warned that i'm kind of a hardcore noob
    May 22 04:05 PM
  • Atari great review as always man. one small thing i noticed if you want to fix it: "there is a copious amount of influences that rear their head on these four songs." (i would just change it to there ARE a copious amount of influences). I could be wrong but i think that reads better ;)
    May 19 07:45 PM
  • Atari of course man! busy with something at work atm but i'll definitely check it out soon
    May 19 04:25 PM
  • Insurrection I'm not sure, I only heard it once but it was some good stuff. If you want to review it go right ahead, I'll even put in a feature request if it's a good one.
    May 16 11:38 AM
  • devindecibel Hey man, just checking in. What did you think of the album? Our Facebook is /theyaxes.
    May 10 02:54 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks so much for the feedback, man! If you ever have a review that you'd like for me to check out, feel free to ask.
    May 9 02:29 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Hey dude, I just finished writing a new review for a band called Pathology, and I was wondering if you could check it out and tell me what you think (feedback, constructive criticism, etc.). You don't have to if you don't want to.
    May 8 06:54 PM
  • Atari thanks for checking out my byrds review man i appreciate it
    May 7 12:36 PM
  • Atari lol yeah i'm sure. i didn't even read it because the album just leaked and they obviously didn't give it time to sink in. by the way i wrote a new review the other day if you wanna check it out. It's kind of a straight forward approach but it's for the byrd's debut so figured that approach would work as an introduction to the band. If you don't have time it's all good, i just always value your input
    May 5 04:23 PM
  • Judio! Awesome, hope you like it dude!
    May 5 04:18 PM
  • Atari lol right on :D
    May 5 03:36 PM
  • Atari getting feisty in that agalloch thread, I like it!
    May 5 03:22 PM
  • Judio! Hey man, did you ever get around to checking out my new album? If not Sony worry about it, just wondering. :)
    May 5 02:52 PM
  • devindecibel (link to my album, thanks dude!)
    May 5 02:30 PM
  • ExplosiveOranges Thanks for the feedback! I'm new to the site, so all constructive criticism is greatly appreciated.
    May 3 11:26 PM
  • Judio! I appreciate it man, hope you enjoy!
    April 27 04:19 PM
  • Judio! Hey man, just released a new abum today. It's not ambient and barely sounds anything like A Slow Descent, but i value your feedback so im wondering if you would give it a listen and tell me what you think.
    April 27 12:30 AM
  • Atari Thanks for checking out my review and I appreciate the kind words as well!
    April 22 12:21 PM
  • Atari Hey man I wrote another new review if u wanna check it out. :) somos - temple of plenty
    April 21 04:08 PM
  • Atari Also, looking forward to your top 50 man, that's awesome!
    April 17 12:36 AM
  • Atari No worries man glad u liked the review! I'll see if I can fix up that one sentence later tonight ;)
    April 16 11:58 PM
  • Atari finally got around to posting a review for your site man! let me know what you think. there are 2 semi-colons that i'm not sure about lol
    April 16 09:16 PM
  • Atari well i'm in the middle of 2 reviews so whichever one i get done first i'll prolly post on your site haha. the albums i'm reviewing are somos - temple of plenty and FACT - witness.
    April 14 12:08 PM
  • Atari just read your ringworm review and it was a good read as well ;)
    April 13 09:34 PM
  • Atari no worries man! it happens haha. I've been working on a review for the site as well should be done within a day or so hopefully
    April 13 09:28 PM
  • Atari checked your new review, great stuff as always! I did notice the start of this sentence reads awkwardly though: The ex-vocalist and guitarist of Alexisonfire, this album sees him furthering himself even more from that aggressive style and settling into a heart-on-sleeve slower full-band approach.
    April 13 09:14 PM
  • Jom My guess is that it doesn't matter - feel free to do as you like. Cheers.
    April 13 02:44 PM
  • Atari How's it going man?
    April 12 05:43 PM
  • Atari Hell yeah man, always texas hold em! I play about once a week with a few friends just a $10 buy-in it's a pretty good time. Even though I barely win..ever lol
    April 9 04:25 PM
  • Atari Hey sorry man don't own any cannibal corpse albums : / yeah i'm playing poker tonight so worst case scenario i can't proofread it until tomorrow morning but just send me a shout when you want me to take a look. Finally found an album to review for your site as well so gonna get started on that when i have time ;)
    April 9 04:07 PM
  • Atari yo man how's your list coming?
    April 8 06:26 PM
  • VheissuCrisis Glad to hear it man, also good to see you obliterating the modest mouse catalogue!
    April 5 03:44 PM
  • Atari Happy Friday man! By the way do you have a preference on reviews on your site as to whether they're new releases or not? trying to decide what i want to review next
    April 4 01:38 PM
  • Azn. thanks yo! honestly I have no clue how my objectivity is that high; I just rate whatever I come across
    April 1 09:44 PM
  • Azn. idk man I guess you could say that I'm.......objective
    April 1 08:55 PM
  • Atari Yeah exactly. It's crazy how weather can affect one's enjoymjent of music. For example, I love black metal, but don't really see myself listening to it in the summer lol. It's perfect for fall and winter though
    April 1 03:11 PM
  • Atari Cool! Nice to see you jamming pop punk lately. I always get back in the pop-punk mood in the spring time haha
    April 1 02:59 PM
  • Atari You ever heard say anything - a real boy? if not, it's one of the best pop-punk albums I've ever heard ;)
    April 1 02:43 PM
  • Atari Thanks for the compliment man! I was worried at that length it might bore the reader lol
    March 31 11:25 AM
  • Atari just posted my review for fireworks! I worked pretty hard on it lol, but it's longer than most of my reviews so let me know if you see any issues. I appreciate it as always man. My next review is gonna be for your site : )
    March 29 03:16 PM
  • Atari Nice man! NFG are one of my favorite pop punk bands I love them, especially their older stuff
    March 28 12:16 AM
  • Atari I'm not sure man the vocals are pretty nasally. I'd say if u like new found glory you'd probably dig them. Otherwise prolly not your thing lol
    March 27 11:24 PM
  • Atari Alright sweet haha thanks again! Reviewing Fireworks - Oh, Common Life. They're a pop punk band
    March 27 10:51 PM
  • Atari Thanks man!!! I pasted 2 different instances where I used semicolons below. Just let me know if I didn't use them correctly ;) I appreciate it a lot
    March 27 09:22 PM
  • Atari It?s safe to say some time off has rejuvenated the band; they?ve finally released their most honest record and it?s a delight to the ears despite the sincere subject matter at hand.
    March 27 09:21 PM
  • Atari Growing up is no picnic; we all have obstacles we must overcome as we ease our way into adulthood and it?s not always a pretty picture.
    March 27 09:17 PM
  • Atari hey if you have time i have a question about a semicolon lol. I'm taking a leap here and i have two semicolons in the first paragraph of a review i'm working on and i want to make sure i'm not using them incorrectly.
    March 27 07:21 PM
  • Atari have you heard ...and out come the wolves by rancid? it rules haha
    March 27 04:08 PM
  • Atari got all signed up buddy. I'm hoping to post something on atomicskyreviews this weekend!
    March 27 11:48 AM
  • Atari awesome man! I'll get it set up later today : )
    March 26 11:53 AM
  • Atari it's (been meaning to change it lol) And sweet i'll check out your new review shortly!
    March 25 02:11 PM
  • ASnideReturns It's no worries man. Also that was a pretty good review!
    March 25 03:52 AM
  • Gyromania it is indeed an excellent movie. seen it quite a few times, but i'm always down to watch it if it means i get to introduce it to a friend. haven't read the book but i've heard good things
    March 25 02:48 AM
  • SadAndHolyGlow No problem. I'm looking forward to more. And yeah, I'll let you know what I think of it . I'm pretty sure it's on Bandcamp.
    March 25 12:33 AM
  • SadAndHolyGlow Dude, perfect review. No grammar and spelling mistakes that plague WAY too many reviews around here. It was very professional and informative, and that album needed a review, too. I love their second album, so I should check this one out. Excellent job.
    March 25 12:02 AM
  • Gyromania shawshank redemption
    March 24 11:42 PM
  • Gyromania sure thing man, just gimmie a few hours - just watching a movie atm
    March 24 11:32 PM
  • ASnideReturns Warcraft III
    March 24 11:09 PM
  • ASnideReturns Sure thing, just let me finish this Wc3 game I'm in then I'll give it a look over!
    March 24 11:05 PM
  • Mongi123 For sure man I'll check it out in the little bit.
    March 24 10:57 PM
  • Atari Hang in there man! Just send me a message when you're feeling better and don't overdo it
    March 23 09:19 PM
  • Atari No reason to apologize dude. Going to the ER is no fun, hope it's nothing too serious :/
    March 23 12:35 PM
  • Atari K are u sending the invite through Facebook or email or what? Just so I know where to look haha
    March 19 09:09 PM
  • Atari for sure man just let me know when you send the invite. gonna be kinda busy later tonight though
    March 19 07:47 PM
  • Atari hey man do i already have access to post stuff on your site or would you need to add me? Things are finally looking better for me after a really s***ty month so I'm looking forward to helping you out soon
    March 19 01:50 PM
  • Hopelust I found that when i first listened to it back in the day, it wasn't nearly as good as their EP. But after some time it just got better and better...
    March 19 11:27 AM
  • ASnideReturns Cool, thanks man!
    March 18 07:30 PM
  • Hopelust ****. I did it again. justd your shoutbox post to me. Im an idiot. Authentic and catchy are the words you used to describe the album. I very much agree. Authentic is bang on man. Yeah that album's starting to develop some nostalgic value to me. It's getting hard to listen to without bringing some serious emotion into play hahaha
    March 18 01:30 PM
  • Voivod Don't mention it man, :-D. Please consider rating at some point in the future, because the album needs 11 rating to make it to the doom metal charts (it has 10 ratings now).
    March 18 09:40 AM
  • rayraypine He's a fantastic vocalist, imo. Not a ton of accent and his lyrics are strong. I'm glad to hear you're digging!
    March 17 10:28 PM
  • rayraypine Did you get a chance to check out that Wolverine album? I'm really curious on your thoughts!
    March 17 05:01 PM
  • Voivod Hey if you wanna check the Stomach Earth album here it is -
    March 14 02:51 PM
  • SadAndHolyGlow Thanks, man. I guess that's what I intended.
    March 11 11:17 PM
  • SadAndHolyGlow Thanks for the kind words on my La Dispute review. It means a lot. I was really nervous to put it up because I knew lots of people would read it.
    March 11 10:39 PM
  • Hopelust blast it tomorrow, and then blast it again when the summer hits, they're those kinds of albums. haha
    March 11 10:27 PM
  • Hopelust The Dangerous Summer.
    March 11 10:22 PM
  • Hopelust Also, I keep deleting your messages on my shoutbox accidentally. I press the "reply" link to reply to your message, and then I realize it's actually a REMOVE link, and I it. Done it twice now. Sorry.
    March 11 03:04 PM
  • Atari for sure man. Life be crazy lately, but I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually.
    March 11 02:38 PM
  • Hopelust ... the group has a real knack for making the genre sound new and fresh; songs like warpaint, waves, and no one's gonna miss you more are fantastic from that album specifically. Golden Record was a strike for me. Didn't really enjoy anything on it aside from the first track. They lost that knack I just spoke of for this album. Hopefully they can get it back; but they also lost their lead guitarist heading into this album (and also maybe their drummer, I forget), so they could be in trouble.
    March 11 02:09 PM
  • Hopelust I'm a big fan, to say the least. Reach for the sun took a bit of growing, but it's now one of my favourite albums of the last few years, honestly. There's a really honest vibe coming from AJ as a vocalist and it makes the music hit home that much more. War Paint was definitely easier to get into for me, but it didn't have as much of a lasting effect. Kinda bizarre though because they definitely experimented a bit with their sound on it...
    March 11 02:06 PM
  • Atari Looking pretty good man, I dig the artists to watch section. Hopefully I can contribute something soon!
    March 10 09:18 PM
  • Atari Gonna check out atomicskyreviews today buddy : )
    March 10 12:01 PM
  • Judio! Your work speaks for itself, I can totally see you becoming a contributor in the near future. And as I've said before I'm glad you liked my music, makes me feel amazing that I made something people actually seem to enjoy. Don't know if I've told you before but Ive also released a 15-minute EP if you're interesting in giving that a listen. Based on what you said in your review I think you'd like it. Cheers, bro! :]
    March 10 12:32 AM

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