Metal Hammer (UK)'s Scores

  • Music
For 25 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 84% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 12% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 78
Highest review score: 90 Koloss
Lowest review score: 60 The General Strike
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
25 music reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    They simply don't put a foot wrong, from start to finish. [Mar 2012, p.104]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Koloss is truly phenomenal. [Apr 2012, p.100]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    It's heavy, it's catchy, it's relentlessly brilliant and, above all else, it's still quite unlike anything else you're likely to hear this year. [May 2012, p.94]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Smoother production and the further improvement in the overall quality of the material--not to mention evidence of a genuine dedication to his vocal performance from Steve Brooks--put Harmonicraft in a different league. [May 2012, p.104]
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    With MMXII they've hit the ball clean out of the stadium. [May 2012, p.102]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Great Fire should reestablish Bleeding Through as trailblazing scene leaders as they hit veteran status. [Mar 2012, p.98]
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A brief Crack of Light sees Northern Irish noise rock trio Therapy? delve further the rabbit hole to deliver a potentially game-changing opus. [Mar 2012, p.107]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After three decades of machine-gunning holy cows and hypocrites, Napalm Death remain on target. [Mar 2012, p.103]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Every Time I Die are on fire again. [Mar 2012, p.102]
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Blood For The Master veers expertly from bleak, blasting extremity to crazy-eyed thrash to ruinous punk rock, often all within the same song but never to the detriment of the band's core malevolent oh-so-metallic aggression. [Apr 2012, p.105]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relapse is Ministry's most varied (and interesting) album in years. [May 2012, p.98]
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Nastier, harder and more devastating than 2009's Evisceration Plague, Torture attacks with savage precision from the opening seconds of the aptly titled Demented Aggression and never lets up. [Apr 2012, p.101]
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This is easiest their finest work to date. [May 2012, p.100]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Shadow Gallery is little short of a triumph. [Apr 2012, p.107]
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This set celebrates a band whose arcane atmospherics continue to resonate with wonder. [Apr 2012, p.104]
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With The Power Within, they've carried it off with their usual cocky assurance. [May 2012, p.96]
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Relevant and life-affirmingly angry. [Mar 2012, p.96]
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The truly standout moments come throughout in the form of Emma Ruth Tundle's brittle and breathy vocals.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Songs as instantly gratifying as these don't come along every day. [May 2012, p.105]
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Attack Attack! may still be a way behind the big boys, but given what's come before it, This Means War is a real triumph. [Mar 2012, p.99]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While Noctourniquet sits at the more accessible end of their sonic spectrum, it still walks a fine line between visionary and indulgent with no little skill. [Apr 2012, p.105]
    • 47 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If it ain't broke, why fix it? And the results speak for themselves. [Apr 2012, p.108]
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Quality tracks like Standards And Practices and Residential Disaster could have been all the more excellent had the frontman shown as much adventure as his bandmates. [May 2012, p.103]
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Anti-Flag's eighth album is a reinvention of the Pennsylvanian punks' standard template. [Apr 2012, p.101]
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even though it's good to see Van Halen up and around, A Different Kind Of Truth is not the resurrection that we all dared to dream of. [Apr 2012, p.102]