Rik VII (sound-off ratings out of 10)

Reviews 2
Approval 90%

Soundoffs 83
Album Ratings 1077
Objectivity 78%

Last Active 09-08-19 10:38 am
Joined 06-10-11

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Deftones Gore
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Deftones Around the Fur
Katatonia Sounds of Decay
Sonata Arctica Talviyo
It's one of those albums. The worst kind: The one that avoids being terrible well enough for those who want to like it to find excuses why it would be more than a lazy load of nothing. A few nice enough melodies here, a bit of piano over the riff there, and it sounds acceptable. Is there anything to gain by an album like this? No, honestly. There will be fans that give it an average rating or higher, but in the end, it seems fair to be harsh when a band sounds this worn out. You could say, "a little less understanding". - 3.5
Tool Fear Inoculum
After 13 years, Tool still have the most amazing rhythm section imaginable. But not everything aged quite as well: Maynard's vocals range from mumbling to mumbling slightly more angrily, and the song-writing is not as top-notch as usual either, with songs - especially in the first half - having Tool just toying around with one riff for extended durations rather than taking it on a journey with a goal in mind. Still, the brooding, rhythmically complex quality of their sound remains fully intact, and while it's lacking the tension for the most part, it's still engaging, and at the very least 7empest lives up to everything I hoped for. - 7.5
My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything
A buzzy bee guitar cacophony that is supposed to sound dreamy I guess. The vocals are ridiculously inconsistent, but there are some very cool riffs scattered through the album, especially in the songs that dip their feet into more aggressive territory (like Nothing Much To Lose - very good song!). Fans of Loveless must not miss this. Me, on the other hand - I guess by now it's safe to say that the noisy MBV brand annoys me more than it enchants me. - 4.0

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  • dmathias52 See you have a lot of showtunes ranked - Nice to see I'm not alone! Gonna try and review a few of them to get it in the database
    August 23 04:20 PM
  • ArsMoriendi Reminder to submit your umbrella round 8 song before Thursday night!
    November 27 09:47 PM
  • KjSwantko Nice, I'll check them both out. That 4.2 average is looking pretty nice too
    November 28 01:50 PM
  • KjSwantko Damn dude, must not be new. I really don't know the Conception stuff, so not surprised to hear I was just ignorant with that.
    November 27 03:26 PM
  • KjSwantko What's the word on Roy's new album? The one song "Silent Crying" up on youtube says album out now but I can't find it or any info about it anywhere. Song ****ing rules too
    November 24 04:02 PM

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