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Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (23 of 31)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 74,763 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 31
Once More Round The Sun ~ Mastodon
I was worried in the run-up to the release of Mastodon's new album, titled "Once More 'Round the Sun". The old adage of "every band has a bad album" rang in my head and with a band with a penchant for experimentation like Mastodon, a misstep felt like a very real possibility.

Now that I have the album and have had the chance to live with it, I realise how foolish I was to not expect Mastodon to knock it out of the park, as they have done with every previous album. OMRtS is easily the band's most accessible album, following the path laid by their previous LP "The Hunter" but despite this, the band haven't made any attempts to dull down their trademark… Read more
Babymetal ~ BABYMETAL
Babymetal ~ BABYMETAL
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
On paper, Babymetal sounds like it shouldn't work. Heavy metal has been fused with many genres over the years but mixing a brutal speed metal sound with sweet J-pop seemed a step too far for me at first.

However, Babymetal's self-titled debut release is not just passable, it's a genuinely enjoyable listen. Catchy J-pop vocals are accompanied by a frantic and often speedy metal backing sound with hooks that can put veteran metal bands to shame in terms of sheer intensity. My personal highlights from the album are "Megitsune", "Ijime.Dame.Zettai" and "Gimme Chocolate", the song which first brought the band to the attention of the world.

It's worth… Read more
Fate Zero Pt 1 - Collector's Edition [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Ei Aoki
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's rare to come across a piece of media in any format that has great quality in almost every aspect, but Fate/Zero is one of them. Set as the prequel for Type-Moon's Fate/Stay Night, Fate/Zero is the story of the fourth Holy Grail War, a battle royale between seven mages known as "Masters". Each Master summons a powerful familiar known as a "Servant", these Servants are well-known historical heroes and villains from throughout history, such as Alexander the Great and King Arthur.

The stage is set for an intriguing tale that takes the brave decision to have no clear-cut main character. There are characters that get more screen time than others, but the anime does… Read more

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