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  1. 9 points
    My show is finally up!
  2. 8 points
    Been into Manchester today to visit the art gallery and the John Rylands Library, both worthy of a visit. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  3. 8 points
    FatherAlabaster

    New Logo - Your Thoughts?!

    Ok, here's my idea for a more "metal" version of the logo. I kept it fairly clean, though I could see it with more spikes or weathering, too. I have a plain version and one with a metal texture. Once the letter forms are in place, it's easy to apply any kind of texture, lighting, or outline to the logo. What do you think? Worth working on?
  4. 8 points
    ~Mere~

    What's on your mind?

    Went to an award ceremony honoring all the students in our school district who scored distinguished on state testing in @ least one of three subjects Math, Reading & Science. My son James, he's in 4th grade, received the highest honor for getting distinguished in all three. Was a very proud moment.
  5. 8 points
    True Belief

    Say Cheese

    Here's my boy - just turned 3.
  6. 7 points
    Whether you love or hate Cannibal Corpse, their penchant for churning out accessible, fun and consistent DM can't be denied. Yes when they suck they really do suck (Gallery of Suicide), but even if technically never more complicated than most Kinder egg toys there's always a familiarity to CC albums that appeals. I get those that hate that familiarity. If you prefer to become lost in a Portalesque vortex when enjoying your extreme metal then the obvious churn of CC won't be for you. However, for every complex and archaic DM record in my collection I like to have a fair amount of surety too (someone will be along in a minute to replace "surety" with "safety" no doubt) and "Red Before Black" is as familiar to me after a few listens as most of the band's previous outpyt. "Red Before Black" reinvents no wheels, either in terms of DM in general or the CC specific brand. It is naive to say it has no variety as this simply isn't true, the pace of "Remaimed" for example goes from a slight itch to a raging STD style of a rash. Opening track "Only One Will Die" comes for you like a deranged serial killer, devoid of any bizarre macabre master plan to use your body in some horrific piece of death art, just driven instead by the need to rip your head off and shit down your neck. "Firestorm Vengeance" starts like a thrash track, chopping away at the bars like a lumberjack on LSD defacing a tree. The mastery of "Scavenger Consuming Death" is undeniable as it chugs away sitting imperiously glaring at you like some cocksure domestic pet who just shat in your sock drawer! Sonically, the album seems a little more developed than usual without ever dissolving into the territory of "guitar wankery". My only instrumentation grumble is the slightly soft edge to the drum sound which taps along instead pummelling in unison with the rest of the activity on display here. Whilst still being relevant (and it has achieved this without becoming "core" orientated either) and it staying in my head a lot better than the last two Suffocation records (for example) it sets nothing alight. As solid a DM record as this is my face isn't torn off at any point, my ears aren't battered and my neck doesn't get sore due to some over-exuberant headbanging session. Most tracks do dip away unfortunately. Let's take nothing away from the effort though. To not be producing shit metal at this stage in your career is an achievement in itself, I just start to question if motions are starting to just be gone through?
  7. 7 points
    gregsbrews

    What Are You Listening To?

    Death - Human
  8. 7 points
    Parker

    What's on your mind?

    Wow, had a great couple of days with my GF, and we've decided to get engaged soon. We know right now we shouldn't get engaged yet because we've haven't been together long enough, so we aren't officially engaged yet. But, we're pretty sure, and we've bought the rings. This is just completely amazing and unreal feeling. I feel like I've found who I've been looking for my whole life. I've never felt like this. For so many years I was just so full of anger and hatred and bitterness, and I hated myself and thought I was worthless. It's actually confusing to try to process these emotions I'm just so not used to. When I left her place this morning, sitting in my car while it was warming up, I burst into tears, just so overwhelmed by emotion. It's just so hard to believe that someone loves me and I'm worth something. I can't wait to put that ring an her finger.
  9. 7 points
    And look who I got a picture of! @Ghouly made it to the gallery to say hi.
  10. 7 points
    H34VYM3T4LD4V3

    What's on your mind?

    I Passed my driving test today! Was more nervous than last time but I think that might have helped more than anything, so happy!!
  11. 7 points
    As promised. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  12. 7 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    Congratulations to our newest moderator, MacabreEternal! For he's a jolly good fellow, etc etc.
  13. 7 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Your Artwork

    I realized I never posted the finished version of that playing card painting here, so here it is:
  14. 7 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Say Cheese

    Here's some of the goofy shit I was wearing last night. I realized that I'd accidentally dressed up like my persona from Ash. Made me chuckle this morning when I saw the picture. Leather pants and high boots should be inferred.
  15. 6 points
    Fjara

    What Are You Listening To?

    Darkthrone - Ravishing Grimness
  16. 6 points
    Fraser

    What Are You Listening To?

    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
  17. 6 points
    MacabreEternal

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sepultura "Beneath the Remains"
  18. 6 points
    “Hard at it” on the next MF review.
  19. 6 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    What's on your mind?

    So I may or may not be performing at an exhibition run by the place I do my guitar lessons. I guess you'd call it a showcase. Myself and some other students will be there. Should be fun though I don't know what I'll play. Maybe 'Crown Of Sympathy' by My Dying Bride.
  20. 6 points
    MacabreEternal

    Pets

    As promised.
  21. 6 points
    Ulver - Bergtatt
  22. 6 points
    Motorcycle fest 2 months ago. This was the first day, at the very beginning, thus so few people were present. Once the mosh pits started forming I basically haven't left any of them. That's why for the following three days I had muscle-ache (?) in my arms and legs. Great bands, great time. PS: I'm the guy in the camo shirt btw.
  23. 6 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Your Artwork

    I'm nearly done with this piece. Let's see if photo embedding works again...
  24. 6 points
    A metal hearted man... Mr. Wolf Hoffman, ACCEPT lead guitarist and musical mastermind. SK: "Hi Wolf, I wanna thank you for all the incredible riffs, solos and melodies that you've created. Your music has been a part of my life for 15 years and I'm deeply grateful". WH: "Thank you, I appreciate". SK: "You're from Solingen (German city), right?" WH: "Yes indeed". SK: "Now let me tell you this. Solingen is very famous for its blades, but the sharpest thing that ever came out of Solingen is YOUR MUSIC. Sharp as steel!". WH: "Ahah thank you, but that is not true. NOTHING IS SHARPER THAN THE BLADES OF SOLINGEN". He's a great guy! Very polite and humble. He smiled all the time and took time to sign and take pics with every metalhead around. He asked me what my name was and shook my hands twice. Being the cheesy defender of the faith I have always been and always will be, I was starstruck and in awe of him. I mean, he is the man that threw Beethoven's "FUR ELISE" in the middle of the "Metal Heart" solo. THE STUFF OF LEGEND.
  25. 6 points
    Requiem

    Mayhem vs Burzum

    'Support true black metal only' and now neither band plays it! Just goes to show.
  26. 6 points
    Thrashman

    New Purchases/Acquisitions

    Recent T-Shirt acquisitions.
  27. 6 points
    THEY BATTLE FOR RULE OF THE DEPTHS
  28. 6 points
    We got the young un some fresh play doh, so I figured it was time for more monsters.
  29. 6 points
    Sugar Pill

    What's on your mind?

    Ian Gillan shared my report about his concert in Belgrade on his official page. I'm happy like a child when you give it a candy.
  30. 6 points
    FatherAlabaster

    Your Artwork

    I finally got started on a piece for a playing-card-themed art show a friend is putting together this fall. I'm not used to working this small, and I have to say it was a lot of fun, I was able to get a lot done in a fairly short amount of time. The top half wound up accidentally bearing a strong resemblance to my brother, so I made the bottom half a self portrait.
  31. 6 points
    MacabreEternal

    Metal Memes

  32. 6 points
    BlutAusNerd

    Say Cheese

    We went to a harvest festival yesterday, here's a photo of me, Brooke, Winter, and my mom. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  33. 6 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Arrived home yesterday from a busy week to an email from my Director saying he had asked the board to authorise a further pay rise to me (the second in 6 months). I have that awkward British thing around receiving praise and rewards that makes me unsure of how to react or what to say. P.S I think this means I am promoted to Advanced Practitioner of Virgin Slaying
  34. 6 points
    FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Happy I busted out the Satyricon CDs, inspired by Macabre's recent exploration. The Shadowthrone is still my favorite, but I hadn't really listened to DMT or ND in at least a couple years. Their riffy approach and almost Viking-metal melodic sensibility still mark out their early albums as some of my favorite stuff from the scene. I'm celebrating my ten-thousandth post here by drinking a couple of beers and listening to My Dying Bride - As The Flower Withers. This place has been important to me over the past couple of years. It's been a pleasure getting to know you guys and gals, and I've not only discovered new music, but gotten back into some old favorites because of our conversations. Cheers to all my friends here.
  35. 6 points
    MacabreEternal

    How was your day?

    My boss phoned me earlier and informed me I have been awarded a pay rise. A year of hard work has paid off (literally).
  36. 5 points
    Athame

    What Are You Listening To?

    Sarcofago - INRI
  37. 5 points
    Earendel

    What Are You Listening To?

    At the moment I'm listening to Bergtatt. I listen to this album every autumn evening.
  38. 5 points
    Black metal is the snow-covered forest at sunset; the full moon glimpsed through jagged trees; the candle that flickers in ghost winds; the indelible emptiness of the lonely human soul that cries out to empty skies.
  39. 5 points
    Metallica - Ride The Lightning
  40. 5 points
    GorboGorboze

    Hello silent guests.

    I was just reading the "What is on your mind" thread where the five of us who have posted in the last 24 hours were lamenting the fact that the forum seems more than half dead. I made a post and then went to browse the who is online list and saw there are something like 79 guest. I guess there is a big stream of folks who just pass by and check things out, but it struck me that it would be nice to hear from some of you. Please consider introducing yourselves, we would be glad to hear from you. I don't know if maybe most of the guests arrive here from search engines, and they were not really looking for any social interaction, but if some were curious about us and cared to participate, now would be a great time. I'll definitely post flowers to anyone who writes an intro-post in the next few days.
  41. 5 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    Got a confirmed offer of promotion today at work with an 8-10k pay raise. Waiting on salary negotiations outcome and contract but needless to say some busy times ahead.
  42. 5 points
    deathstorm

    What's on your mind?

    Got my cpap machine hopefully it can make my sleep apnea better
  43. 5 points
    MacabreEternal

    What's on your mind?

    We need to all find an island, claim it and set up a Metal Forum Commune! We should take only our established and regular members but still leave the channel open for the occasional newbie otherwise me and Req are gonna be hungry.
  44. 5 points
    Tired of his non-stop air guitaring to all things Queensrÿche, we bought the boy a small electric guitar and little Marshall Amp. I really miss the 'quiet' ....
  45. 5 points
    BlutAusNerd

    What's on your mind?

    We had our second baby yesterday. I've been trying to post a photo, but Tapatalk crashes every time I try, and Photobucket has been giving me error messages when I try to upload to them as well. Hopefully I can figure it out so that you all can see my beautiful little girl, but I wanted to check in either way and keep you guys posted. She's happy and healthy, and we're doing pretty well, much better experience than last time overall. Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk
  46. 5 points
    RelentlessOblivion

    What's on your mind?

    Wishing you all a very merry Christmas. I hope you all get plenty of goodies and crank the stereo up to 11 so as to drown out those awful carollers...
  47. 5 points
    Frostaudn

    Metal Memes

  48. 5 points
    Iceni

    What's on your mind?

    Well, I didn't really get to post at all while I was on vacation, which might have been just as well because it was awesome. I have a newfound love for my South African relatives and it was wonderfully enjoyable all around. Two of the best meals of my entire life plus hanging out with relatives who were all fun to talk to and affectionate and sarcastic plus being around my family anyway (including having a genuinely enjoyable conversation with my mom) plus a comfy bed plus some of the nicest weather NM's ever produced plus actually waking up at 7 every morning and being sleep-deprived because I wanted to savor every single day...man, what a fantastic break. I really wish I coulda stayed another few days. Left to right: Dad, me, cousin, aunt, brother, granny, Mom
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