garas
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Last Active 05-20-20 9:35 am
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07.05.20 garascore + Memoirs05.31.20 Gentlemen's club: Serpent Column
05.29.20 garas: Albums on my phone04.18.20 The grand Darkthrone ranking
04.09.20 Concept albums: Plant Music03.28.20 garas presents: Favourite black metal v
03.18.20 just another pandemonic list02.28.20 Guidance into obscure depths
02.13.20 Happy birthday, Heavy Metal!01.21.20 My 100 most favourite songs
01.09.20 DUNGEON SYNTH 2020 12.07.19 MMXIX - garas's year end list
12.04.19 garas's favourite artworks of 201912.02.19 Blaze 🆚 Moon 🆚 Hunger - The Unhol
11.29.19 Bergtatt 🆚 Nattens11.05.19 How I rate
10.22.19 DUNGEON SYNTH 201910.08.19 The grand Burzum ranking
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How I rate
1Forest Silence
Winter Circle


The 5.0s: The absolute favourites
Most of my 5.0s are in this category. These are albums which are unquestionably masterpieces for me, and had a great impact on my musical taste in general. I listen to them very frequently.
> Burzum, Carpathian Forest, Depressive Silence, Forest Silence, Darkthrone, Ulver, Fief
2Howard Shore
The Fellowship of the Ring


The 5.0s: The nostalgic moments
In this category are my favourites which are very close to my heart since my childhood (or when I was still a little schoolboy). I grew up with these stuff, and I still enjoy listening to them.
> John Williams, Howard Shore, Queen, AC/DC, (few Abba songs) etc.
3Bathory
Nordland I & II


The 5.0s: Infinite replay value & lots of fun
This category is mostly the rest of my 5.0s. Maybe they're not that perfect and have a few tracks I don't like, but I still listen to them VERY-VERY often, and after each listen I can say "I loved it!".
> Bathory, Megadeth, Mayhem, Deafheaven, Candlemass, Blink-182 etc.
4Dio
Holy Diver


The 4.5s: The heavy jams
This category is for those which are very close to the 3rd category, but I don't visit them that often. I still jam these quite often, but they (usually) have tracks I instant skip because I don't like them.
> Dio, Immortal, Black Sabbath, Mastodon, Thorns, Slayer, Om
5Mycologia
Assorted Mushrooms of New England


The 4.5s: The growers / higher importance
This category is for albums which grown on me a lot, and / or I can't completely "ignore" their imperfection. I jam these quite often as well.
> many dungeon synth albums, mid-era Darkthrone, Kvelertak, Satanic Warmaster, Black Label Society
6Mercyful Fate
Don't Break the Oath


The 4.0s: The massives, but a bit less memorable
Probably my biggest category, haha! I jam these albums more or less often, and I have quite a lot favourite songs / tracks from them, but I couldn't name every title, song list or sometime I forget the album titles too, haha! But I still like them a lot.
> many dungeon synth albums, most of my rated death metal albums, High On Fire, Nirvana, Satyricon, Sunn O)))
7Metallica
The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited


The 3.5s: "The army of sometime"
I think this is my most diverse category, with the highest number of genres involved. I jam these albums just sometime. They still have some spark which makes them literally 'great', but not enugh to lit my fantasy on fire, heh. They make great background music during working, during traveling, when some guest come over etc.
> Metallica, Emperor, Ghost, Guild Of Lore (and other dungeon synth), Hiemal (and other drone)
8Cult of Luna
A Dawn to Fear


The 3.0s: The failed expectations, but still appreciated
Lots of the Trending albums end up here... the albums here are mostly had great potential, but failed to grab my attention / fire up my fantasy and so on. They're not any bad, because I really appreciate their talent and ideas, the production etc., but I can't get really into them. Slight disappointment, but they're good for a few listens.
> Abbath, Deathspell Omega, Mgla... basically most of the Trending albums
9Agalloch
The Mantle


The 2.5: The okays
Category for the albums I listened all the way through, but very unlikely I'll do that ever again. More serious disappointments, boring trendy styles, overrated albums end up here.
> Agalloch, Attila, any low effort ambient /dungeon synth album, and basically anything with the "post-" tag and Featured albums have a serious chance to end up here
10Bring Me the Horizon
Amo


The 2.0: The bad
This category is for the simply bad releases. They might have some hints of good ideas, great instruments and production, but the result is just simply bad.
> Metallica live albums, (once) djent / deathcore bands, Machine Head
11Gorillaz
Humanz


The 1.5: The ugly
Albums which I can't understand how could they get away with what they have done... Uninspired, boring, lifeless. I can't listen to more than a few songs.
> Marylin Manson, American Pleasure Club, snowflake music, most of pop music
12Slayyyter
Slayyyter


The 1.0: Hans, get ze flammenwerfer!
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