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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in Random metal thoughts   
    Mortiis is most likely in there because of his tie to Emperor and there was a time they would include someone's side projects into the Archives even if they weren't metal..this was way early on from what I can tell (Mortiis was added back in 2002).
    Other people have tried to push for Bodycount with claims they're either a metalcore band, or as Dead said, a crossover band, but the responses from mods is almost universally that they're more hardcore than metal (checked a couple of the appeal threads)
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to GoatmasterGeneral in What Are You Listening To?   
    Ofermod - Ofermodian Litanies, Sweden
     
    Rienaus - Luciferille, Finland
     
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from GoatmasterGeneral in What Are You Listening To?   
    Warhawk - "Pray For War"
    Anyone in the mood for some Motorhead worship
     
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in What Are You Listening To?   
    Apogeion - Astrolatria I: Initiatio.
     
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in What Are You Listening To?   
    Warhawk - "Pray For War"
    Anyone in the mood for some Motorhead worship
     
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in Random metal thoughts   
    Yeah...I just happen to be familiar with Mia Wallace because she used to play in some black metal band called The True Endless. The music was mediocre, but her stage name was Soulfucker, which cracked me up because it was so fucking metal
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from GoatmasterGeneral in Upcoming Albums/New Releases, 2022 Edition   
    Förgjord - Ruumissaarna pt. 1
    Looks like it was due for release sometime this month

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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to navybsn in Random metal thoughts   
    Yeah different chick than the picture GG posted. I thought it looked weird, but hair color aside angles in photos can make it difficult to tell sometimes. And Jamie Lee is hot, but that Rick is the real eye candy in that shot.
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in Random metal thoughts   
    That's Mia Wallace (the blond)...she plays with Abbath now.
    This is Jamie Lee Cussigh, who looks a lot like Vanja Šlajh from a distance. My buddy (Bob) and I thought it was the same bass player in Triptykon and Triumph of Death until we saw Vanja standing off to the side while they were on stage.

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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from Hungarino in Upcoming Albums/New Releases, 2022 Edition   
    New Azaghal just announced
    Alttarimme on Luista Tehty

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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to Serpentboi1992 in What Are You Listening To?   
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in Upcoming Albums/New Releases, 2022 Edition   
    Förgjord - Ruumissaarna pt. 1
    Looks like it was due for release sometime this month

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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from navybsn in What Are You Listening To?   
    Nazghor - Seventh Secular Crusade
     
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to navybsn in What Are You Listening To?   
    Detherous - Unrelenting Malevolence - respectable Demolition Hammer worship. Not quite as good as the real deal, but solid.
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to JohanV in What Are You Listening To?   
    The Chasm - The Scars of a Lost Reflective Shadow
     
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from Thatguy in How long have you been using music forums?   
    Imagine being the guy who thinks they didn't say just that
    Then again, imagine not knowing the difference between quantitative and qualitative data
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from Thatguy in How long have you been using music forums?   
    Yes, you are...glad we agree
    ...and since we're playing imagination, here's one for you. Imagine looking at entirely subjective data and thinking that just because it can be ranked on a scale, it's somehow any less subjective
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to GoatmasterGeneral in What Are You Listening To?   
    TBF I myself treat stop signs as a mere suggestion rather than a rule. Might give the brake pedal a light courtesy tap as I slide on through. And as I've said many many times, red is just a color.
     
     
    Black Beast - Arctic Darkness, Finland
     
    Fire Magic - Undying Revolt, USBM Virginia
     
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from GoatmasterGeneral in How long have you been using music forums?   
    Yes, you are...glad we agree
    ...and since we're playing imagination, here's one for you. Imagine looking at entirely subjective data and thinking that just because it can be ranked on a scale, it's somehow any less subjective
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to markm in What Are You Listening To?   
    Sulphur Aeon - The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos-2018-Been a minute since I've listened to this. They say the older you get, the faster times goes by. Did not think it was 4 years ago. Zach turned me onto this one. Dig the huge, exotic, melodic sound married with dissonance making this something different than your run of the mill DM release. 
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    SurgicalBrute given a Damn from Thatguy in How long have you been using music forums?   
    ...and maybe you'd have a point, if it wasn't for the fact that you're completely overlooking the justification I gave in my first comment, simply for the sake of trying to be contrarian.
    We can literally see how each person scores each album. The highest proportion of scores fall into the mid tier, 5-to-7 range. The very fact that this is happening supports the possibility that we're witnessing some degree of Neutral Response Bias...hence my bringing it up. Conversely, your counter point about Extreme Response Bias has no basis for inclusion in the discussion, because there's nothing happening in those scores to indicate it might be causing a significant enough impact to create inaccurate results
    ...and you're right...there is a difference between a winner and a definitive winner, but since playing semantics games seems to be your thing. The very fact that the Vortex is an opinion based poll, ranking a subjective form of media, using only an incredibly small sample of a population, precludes the very concept of a definitive winner.
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to GoatmasterGeneral in How long have you been using music forums?   
    Yeaah OK, but when it comes to music, and specifically to this group of guys we were talking about who are assigning numerical values to albums based on personal preference, what other metric could we/they possibly use to judge our music by besides personal preference? Isn't that really the only criteria that matters?
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to Thatguy in How long have you been using music forums?   
    Oh, the fucking spreadsheet. I had forgotten how dumb it was and how obsessed they were as if they could scientifically and objectively determine what was good and right.
    Thanks again GG for fucking it over.
     
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to navybsn in How long have you been using music forums?   
    That Vortex was a joke. I've no real hard feelings about those guys, but I feel that their petty obsession with that stupid spreadsheet completely killed a pretty cool metal community. 
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    SurgicalBrute gave a Damn to GoatmasterGeneral in How long have you been using music forums?   
    That was my biggest problem with the whole thing and also their main problem with me and my rating system. To them 5 meant average and they felt most records are average. 6 meant better than average and only a very small percentage of very special albums to them were ever scored better than a 6. To me an "average" album was like a 6.5 or a 7 because if it's not at least that good I'm probably not even gonna wanna bother listening to the whole thing. Better than average gets you into the mid 7's minimum or maybe even 8 in my mind and then the really killer shit would get from the mid 8's up to 9 or somewhere up into the 9's for the best shit like Archgoat or somebody.
    They didn't seem to feel that much of anything could ever possibly be worth a 9, so they really didn't use 9's. They all stuck with whole numbers (I used tenths) which meant they wouldn't even let themselves use the entire top 20% of their ratings scale. Most of those guys gave out at least 75% of their ratings as 5's or 6's. Maybe the top 10% of their scores would be 7's, and then maybe only their absolute top 2 or 3 albums for the entire year would warrant an 8. And then 10% of their scores were the lower scores, 1 - 4. So at the end of the year you had almost every decent to good album averaging out somewhere between a 5 and a 6. Hundreds of albums ended up with similar 5.45 averages which made it impossible to glean any info at all from the ratings.
    To me a 5 or a 5.5  is not "average" 50% represents a failing grade. 50% equates to a piece of shit. If I made an album and asked you what you thought on a scale of 1 to 10 and you told me you thought it was a 5, I'd say thanks a lot, go fuck yourself. (with a smiile on my face of course) Even a 6 is a fairly shitty score reserved for albums you don't like or have major issues with as far as I'm concerned. Listenable, but not something I'd ever need to hear again.  While to them a 6 meant above average. To me anything I liked enough to consider buying would automatically start at the very least a 7 or 7.5 and I'd go up from there, which really pissed them off. But I mean in school a 65% was a barely passing grade, a D. No one thinks a D is good, D means poor. C/70% was average. I gave out tons of 8's to records I liked. Probably 30 of my 1,000 ratings were a 9 or above which they thought was reckless and wrong. I only bothered rating stuff I really didn't like when I thought it was the absolute worst of the prog/tech crap I despise like: Imperial Triumphant, Krallice, Artificial Brain, Pyhrron, Haken, Obscura, Archspire or some bullshit that I listened to all the way through just so I could give it a 0, or a .5 or something.
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