I've basically decided "fuck it", if I really really love something and it hits me at all in that sweet spot I'm giving it a 5 star rating. Don't think that I just hand them out, though, there are just particular musical elements in a lot of genres that I just love, and when I feel a band uses those elements particularly well, sometimes it gets me good.
residenceofthedead is my little bro
New solo album: Fade Into Obscurity...
The latest 鬼 album: 果てしが無い
And the recent split release between MordecaiMapper and myself: サイレント死 (Silent Death)
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the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.
And the rest of my music: Arik Manley ([List294980])
Favorite genres: Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock, Atmospheric Black Metal, Gothic Metal, Funeral Doom Metal, Art Pop, Flashcore, Avant-Garde Metal, ..., Folk Metal, Technical Death Metal, Experimental Hip Hop, Abstract Hip Hop