I'll likely be too busy to write this tomorrow, so I'm going to go ahead and do it now. Also, I know this has been a slow month for my reviews. There are several things which just came out that I plan to review but haven't had a chance to listen to yet, so hopefully over the coming weeks I'll get some of those done.
Dyscarnate - And So It Came to Pass (death metal, Grade: A-)
Naglfar - Téras (melodic black/death metal, Grade: B)
Svartby - Elemental Tales (folk metal, Grade: B+)
(A) means I loved this album. An album does not have to be absolutely
perfect to get an "A" grade from me, but it does need to really stand
out as something special.
(A-) means the album was excellent, and I really enjoyed it. There are
just a few flaws which stop me from giving it the top grade.
(B+) means the album was very good. Usually this grade means it was an
otherwise fantastic album with one major flaw that I couldn't get past,
or it was very strong but lacked the real "it factor" impact of a great
(B) means it was a good, solid album.
(B-) means it was a good solid album, but I have a gripe of some kind with it.
(C+) means this was an okay album, nothing worth going out of your way to get.
(C) means the album was mediocre.
(C-) means the album was weak, but not offensively bad.
(D+) means the album was pretty bad, but it had some small redeeming factor.
(D) means the album was bad.
(D-) means the album was really bad.
(F) means the album was absolutely horrible and I hated it. I would play it on a loop to torture my enemies.