discography

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Star Ratings

Vengeance Incorporated studio and live album releases are rated as to relative quality of the band’s performance, the lead and backing vocals, the quality of the engineering, production, sound and mixdown, and finally the quality of the composition and lyrics of the songs.

The ratings are mostly subjective, and based on the following criteria:

nostarnostarnostarnostarnostarBand

starstarstarstarstar Very tight, inspired and proficient ensemble and solo playing
nostarstarstarstarstar Less than optimum, but still very good.
nostarnostarstarstarstar Fair performances and less than stellar ensemble work and soloing
nostarnostarnostarstarstar Poor playing, mistakes left in final versions, inconsistent meter
nostarnostarnostarnostarstar Better left unreleased

nostarnostarnostarnostarnostarVocals

starstarstarstarstar On-key, strong and inspired lead vocals, consistently on-key and well-arranged backing vocals
nostarstarstarstarstar Less than optimum, but still very good.
nostarnostarstarstarstar Fair vocals with occasional lapses
nostarnostarnostarstarstar Poor, off-key vocals or vocal tone
nostarnostarnostarnostarstar Karaoke quality vocals

nostarnostarnostarnostarnostarSound/Mix

starstarstarstarstar Best quality productions, eq and mastering, best mixdown balance
nostarstarstarstarstar Less than optimum, but still very good.
nostarnostarstarstarstar Less than stellar tone and audio/noise levels, fair balance
nostarnostarnostarstarstar Poor sound quality and mix
nostarnostarnostarnostarstar Boombox recording quality

nostarnostarnostarnostarnostarSongs

starstarstarstarstar The most original and inspired compositions and lyrics
nostarstarstarstarstar Less than optimum, but still very good.
nostarnostarstarstarstar Fair songs, somewhat generic or derivative or cliched music and lyrics
nostarnostarnostarstarstar Lame songs, obviously derivative or filler material
nostarnostarnostarnostarstar Better left unreleased