Explanation Of The Rating Scale:


Each band is assigned a rating from 1 to 5, with 1 denoting the weakest groups and 5 signifying the very best.

From there each album receives a rating between 0 and 10, to which the band rating is added to give the record its overall grade.

Here is a brief representation of what each grade means:

  • 15: Never to be topped.
  • 14: Immaculately ideal.
  • 13: Close to perfection.
  • 12: Simply excellent.
  • 11: Just very good.
  • 10: Good, but flawed.
  • 9: Somewhat mediocre
  • 8: Almost below average.
  • 7: Plain bad.
  • 6-5: Truly offensive.
  • 4-3: Atrocious beyond all imagination.
  • 2-0: Consummate effluvia.

    This band rating system, along with the meanings of the grades (save my addition of consummate effluvia), were lifted directly from George Starostin's site, my primary influence when creating this page.