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  1. Slayer "Show No Mercy"
    2 points
  2. Running Wild - Death Or Glory
    2 points
  3. Sacred Reich – Ignorance
    2 points
  4. Yeah, Neurosis, Isis and CUL. Neurosis just sound like Neurosis, but still get credited with having spearheaded what we now call post metal. It is an eye of the beholder kind of thing. I know it when I hear it-long, meandering songs with shifting atmospheres, slow builds and soft/loud dynamics. When I first started dabbling around 2004, it was often called atmospheric sludge or atmospheric hardcore. IMO, it was Isis with Oceanic and developed to it's zenith with their album Panopticon followed by CUL's salvation that created what people refer to as post metal and then inspired so called post black with the likes of WITTR, Altar of Plagues and Agalloch to some extent and of course Deafheaven. The focus got overplayed with euphoric pretty sounds but it gets incorporated into textures that some bands use to good effect (Boris, later YOB). But sometimes gets lost in navel gazing....there are a handful of post metal albums I love and a lot that make me see cross eyed and want to take a hammer and bash my head in if I listen too long. Red Sparowes and Alcest come to mind even though I can tolerate the pretty gazey stuff as a diversion for short periods of time.
    2 points
  5. Turn the tables on your buddy and inform him that I said he's gay if he doesn't like it. Nobody with at least 2 or 3 brain cells thinks KD is gay because he sings in falsetto. Or Frankie Valli either for that mattter. Gets tedious reading the erroneous stream of consciousness ramblings of these new jack millennials who think that they know everything because they've bought a couple dozen albums from HHR.
    2 points
  6. vampyrvem

    What's on your mind?

    So I am a new Occupational Therapy grad. I just got my dream job working in the Mental Health setting. I am beyond nervous but also excited. I'm just scared because I do not want to mess up. I start not this week but the next so yeah!
    2 points
  7. Gorgoroth - Pentagram
    2 points
  8. Sometimes my CR-V feels like I'm driving a boat, so I can relate.
    1 point
  9. Dead1

    Board Game

    I've played Magic but it's a money pit. You literally have to keep buying cards to stay relevant. That and the scene is full of ultra competitive types which we historical wargamers generally aren't.
    1 point
  10. Nur Run - Among Those Waves
    1 point
  11. agreed. cool songs, too
    1 point
  12. That's a remarkably cool album cover.
    1 point
  13. Nokturnal Mortum "Return of the Vampire Lord/Marble Moon"
    1 point
  14. I do keep a running list on my computer that I add to during the year as I find more standout albums. But I usually wait til mid January to start curating my final list. Because it seems like I almost always discover a bunch of really good shit right after Christmas & New Years that I want to make sure I have on my list. Usually I don't even have mine ready to post until some time in February. Agreed metal media lists are pretty pointless, but this one just caught my eye because it had some good shit on it for a change. They must have some new editors who listen to actual metal or something. We used to have a thread just for metal media lists on the other forum but it was more to make fun of them than anything.
    1 point
  15. This one's much better, or at least it's a much easier listen for me because it's not what I would call excessively chaotic and it doesn't use dissonance as a weapon to make me feel like I'm on some kind of bad drugs and up is down and my world is spinning out of control. Best tracks here were the penultimate track, Gegen Das Licht and the closer Haven. I do like an album that finishes strong. Now of course I'm sure you already know before I even say it that I'm slightly irritataed that they call this "black metal" because it's nothing of the sort. I'm sorry Doc, but this and black metal have nothing in common. Why do bands do that? Just call it avant-garde post metal and leave the black out of it. To me this actually sounds much more like what Mark (not you Doc, the other Mark) and Johan and those dudes call post metal/post hardcore. But setting that one small but very important nit pick aside, musically I'll say this is pretty good Doc. I actually like the pretty parts the best but even during the more metallic parts it's alright because I can at least follow along with it, doesn't make me feel like I'm crazy or stupid or anything because I can't decipher it like those DSO bands generally do. But it's not something I'd buy you see because it doesn't sound "evil" or "filthy". Extreme metal needs to be one or the other or both ideally for me to consider it. And it's also not "riffy" which is another big negative in my book. This is largely clean not filthy, and it's almost uplifting in spots, not angry and hateful. The dude does sound a lil' bit annoyed at times but he's not conveying true bone chilling, church burning hatefulness and evil the way I feel black metal vocalists should. He sounds more like he's pissed off they got his burger order wrong or a bird shit on his windshield on the way to work or something. So you see in that way it's not cathartic for me the way black metal is, which is something I really need Doc. Because black metal exorcises my inner demons allowing me to walk around with a smile on my face and to be the care-free happy-go-lucky guy that we all know and love. I did give it a shot oh patriarch of the white rock. Didn't make it all the way to the bitter end but I listened to about 3/4 of it before I gave up. I see it's our buddies the ED twins again. This must be a side project or something of theirs I guess. It was definitely somewhat easier to make sense of this album than the Hornywood album, in track 5 for a minute or two I was almost starting to sense a pattern that I could latch onto. But I can't say I found anything "fun" about this album. Now this dude did sound legitimately angry, but I'm talking like unhinged mental institution angry, not regular sane person angry. And once again the levels of choas and dissonance on display here are simply beyond what my pea brain can comprehend or tolerate. Smarter men (and women of course) than I may be able to get something out of this kind of music and more power to them, it takes all kinds. But I just find it unsettling (not in a good way) like deep inside my guts, like it makes me feel like I have to take a shit or deliver a baby or something. "Avant-garde" stuff like this is really closer to what I'd call noise than music. I don't say that to be confrontational or insulting or argumentative or anything, that's just my take, albeit a dismissive one. Personally I need my music to be in tune using standard time signatures (I've found 4/4 works quite well) and use regular notes and chords n shit that go together. Mismatched notes confuse me. Dissonant or atonal chaos (Doc has explained it to me but I can never remember the difference tbh) just doesn't appeal to me, it has the polar opposite effect. NP: Ortus - Aus de Tiefe Haha I call Tool nu-metal and several of my friends who are pretty heavily into them get all bent out of shape over that. They don't want their beloved Maynard and Tool assosciated with an inferior sub-genre that they despise. But I just call 'em like I see 'em. Sounds like whiny nu-metal to me, just more "posty." They're the band that writes songs that build and build creating tension but never reaching a climax. I should coin a new sub-genre just for them, "blue balls rock"
    1 point
  16. Yup, there's a lot of hardcore in the wider "post-metal" sound, but "post-hardcore" is already kind of its own thing too. "Post-metal" might be a crappy label but I think we're stuck with it at this point. I wonder if/how it'll migrate in the future, I remember briefly hearing Tool called "post-metal" in the 90s. ____ NP: Carcass - Torn Arteries ...meh. More engaging than the other reunion stuff IMO but still not something I can get into. Worm - Foreverglade Plebeian Grandstand - Rien Ne Suffit
    1 point
  17. We've been playing mostly card games here, but (as a sort of combination card/board game) my son made me a version of Sorry (for Father's Day of course) called "Sorry Dad". Played on a Sorry board but with a new deck of cards that have different moves. It's actually different and fun. I guess this pays me back for the time I made him an entire Scrabble set out of card stock when ours was in storage.
    1 point
  18. Hell yeah. Maybe the band too. Down is good too. Always been a big c.o.c. fan
    1 point
  19. Some good stuff. Lamb of God and first couple of Shadows Fall rock hard. I'm a big Pantera fan - I even have CFH tattooed on my leg.
    1 point
  20. Shadows fall, lamb of god, unearth, that's sort of stuff. Pantera of course.
    1 point
  21. Actually, I've been planning all along to be a repeat offender. Hopefully I can slip through the cracks and not get caught. And if I do I've got our new friend the vampyress here to assure them I'm not danger to myself or to others. I don't think I'd do very well at all in captivity. I find jailhouse politics a bore. My big mouth would probably get my wise ass shanked within a week. Some violent felon would sharpen his toothbrush on the concrete floor and poke me full of holes, open up an artery or two. Boy, your soul better belong to Jesus...'cause your ass belongs to me Captive Honour - Megadick
    1 point
  22. zackflag

    Board Game

    Consider yourself lucky to have an OG older version. I promise you, the new(er) edition isn't nearly as good. There aren't nearly as many characters to choose from and it doesn't have anywhere near as many adventure cards or spell cards, so the gameplay gets far more repetitive than how I remember the older version.
    1 point
  23. Dead1

    Board Game

    The rules are a little bit demanding but once you get it's not an issue. There might be clubs in your local area you can plug into. Do you have any specific areas you're struggling with? My brother has the new set with all the minis and all the expansions. Shame about the shakes - I find painting minis to be relaxing (gluing metal ones though drives me nuts). I used to have a Tau force for 40K. I sold them and all my other 40K stuff many years ago as I prefer history. Shame you can't get anyone to play. There might be clubs in your local area. GW stores are a bit awkward as they are often all young uns. I'm lucky average age at my gaming club is 30+.
    1 point
  24. This truly is a great album. Unfortunately, it's the only Cro-Mags album that I have at the moment because it's the only one that I could find. That one track "Two Hours" is pretty relevant to my life, because I always have to stop myself and think "Where do I want to be in two hours? Not sitting in a cell wondering why did I put myself here?" I listen to a lot of hardcore in addition to metal. This one is one of my favorites out of all the hardcore albums that I own.
    1 point
  25. Dead1

    Board Game

    Played Talisman a lot. Only problem is it goes on forever! I've painted a ton of the figures too but then repurposed for Dungeons and Dragons. I love really indepth ones like Talisman but also Arkham Horror, House on Haunted Hill, Zombicide, Battlestar Galactica etc. We play quite a lot of board and card games but wife is getting out of them so now it's simpler games like Coup, Llamas Unleashed (version of Unstable Unicorns), Throw Throw Burrito, Skulls etc. I'm also an avid miniature wargamer - WWII but also Viking era and American Civil War. Yep I am a total nerd. That sounds like my kind of fun. My brother ran a one session zombie apocalypse RPG using nothing but a jenga tower. Each time a player made a choice, you pull a jenga block. If the tower falls down, it has bad ramifications. Being a bit drunk I collapsed the tower early on and got bitten! Epic stuff. I am currently involved in a couple of Dungeons and Dragons campaigns (one as Dungeon Master) and have also done Warhammer 40000 and Star War RPGs.
    1 point
  26. vampyrvem

    Board Game

    I am really into this RPG game called Dead of Winter. You are basically trying to survive a zombie apocalypse in the dead of winter lol. You have to go out of your compound and try to get supplies and avoid being wounded by zombies . Thing is there might be a traitor in the group or maybe not. It's pretty fun!
    1 point
  27. Dead1

    Board Game

    I played that game a couple of games. A lot of fun! We used to call it Japanese Pervert Game cause we'd make up all these stories as to what was really happening at each locale (and suffice to say it was more of the kind of thing that happens in shady parts of Bangkok)!
    1 point
  28. Varathron "Walpurgisnacht" I like the Greek black metal sound. Granted this album has received criticism from people because it "is the best Rotting Christ album that Rotting Christ never made", but that sort of thing does not bother me. I'm a big fan of Rotting Christ, so when I read that in a review, I knew that I had to check Varathron out & this is my first outing with the band, for I have not listened to "His Majesty at the Swamp" but again, I hear good things.
    1 point
  29. She said in the mental health setting, not mentally deranged.
    1 point
  30. vampyrvem

    What's on your mind?

    haha and thankyou for the luck! I will be working in Forensics. Basically our clients have been in the prison system for a long time and OT will help them reintegrate into back into society. What we dont want to see is recidivism. I hope to be that glimmer of hope for them to get back to normalcy. I already met them last thursday and they were very nice and welcoming to me.
    1 point
  31. I wasn't suggest me
    1 point
  32. Be fair, that's asking way too much.
    1 point
  33. Good luck, you could practise on people here to give you a leg up in the new job
    1 point
  34. Angel Dust - Of Human Bondage Belphegor - Totenritual Carcass - Torn Arteries Death - Human Deicide - Overtures of Blasphemy Exodus - Bonded By Blood Turbonegro - Apocalypse Dudes (RIP Hank Von Hell). Vader - The Empire
    1 point
  35. Destroyer 666 "Phoenix Rising" I'm about to be going on a massive Destroyer 666 kick as I just ordered two more of their records from HHR.
    1 point
  36. The Clash "Give Em Enough Rope"
    1 point
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