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Iceni last won the day on November 3 2017

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About Iceni

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    Born in Santa Fe, NM to an American mother and a South African father.
  • Location
    The Atomic City (Los Alamos, NM)
  • Interests
    Drawing, writing fiction and metal lyrics, reading good fiction, politics, philosophy and theology
  • Occupation
    Studying International Politics - Working Summer Conference Assistant and Research Assistant

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    : The Capitol Swampy (Washington DC)
  • Interests
    Drawing, writing fiction, African politics, religion, weapons
  1. Your favorite death metal bands?

    I'm a sucker for symphonic/dark melodies so I may well have skimmed guitar for them. That being said I remember thinking it was an improvement in every way. Nyn is hilarious. You'd absolutely hate them, they're basically Archspire with symphonic elements, but I enjoy them. You can't beat being able to capture a band's sound by humming Phantom of the Opera, making barking noises and blowing the occasional raspberry to imitate the kick drums.
  2. Seventh Wonder - New Album Details

    After two singles – 2014’s poppy “inner Enemy” and the somewhat more straight-laced “The Promise” in 2016 – Swedish progressive metal maestros Seventh Wonder have recently announced their new album “Tiara”. The release is being mixed by Oyvind Larsen, the man responsible for mixing on the already-mentioned singles. The album has undergone mastering by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios. Bogren has previously worked with other progressive metal stalwarts such as James Labrie, Katatonia, Opeth and Symphony X. ( Frontiers Records will oversee the worldwide release of the 13-track concept album, including as a double LP. The band used the following lyrics in their promotion: “’We've watched you since the dawn of time, with every moment gone by. A million suns fade and die, this is the end?’ Beware, for they're coming..!” These are presumably an allusion to alien forces, given the cosmic imagery. The precedent for a concept album about exists in the band’s widely-lauded “Mercy Falls”, and more within melodic progressive metal more generally, perhaps most notably in Evergrey’s “In Search of Truth”, which also concerned aliens and isolation. Musically it’s very much in keeping with the band’s tradition. From the promo, the work sounds rather more like “Mercy Falls” than the preceding “The Great Escape”. It’s less melodic (of course this should be taken with a grain of salt given the general character of their oeuvre) but slightly darker than their previous work. From the musicianship I trust this will work; Anubis Gate attempted this in 2017 and failed, as did Adagio who despite employing the preeminent “dark prog” master Kelly Carpenter (Beyond Twilight, Darkology, Epysode, Outworld, Zierler) dropped their neoclassical edge and therefore their unique appeal. If anything it sounds like SW might be making the opposite ‘mistake’, but their style is developed enough that for them churning out the same stuff would be at least to my ears an entirely acceptable route. The tracklist is unknown, but Seventh Wonder’s promo video can be found here:
  3. Whatcha Eatin'?

    I would have thought the potato's texture would clash with the dough and cheese. I guess that's not the case for pierogis though.
  4. What's on your mind?

    Last day at Target. Wasn't that bad, but I am happy to be out of that job and looking forward to Christmas. Unfortunately I wasn't up at the checklane so I couldn't use my Duke Nukem impression on any irritating customer.
  5. Hi

    Im curious to see what Trump would do in a bailout assuming he doesn't shit the bed. Technically his party should be all about letting the market run so he presumably wouldn't bail the banks out. That being said, I'd be a moron to think the Republicans aren't severely compromised.
  6. Hi

    That is definitely worse than anything I've experienced. Too bad you can't tell them that they're the kinda people who helped cause the 2008 financial crisis... Dicky Fatwallet. God damn. Gotta remember that one, beautifully British.
  7. Hi

    You know I can almost handle the stupidity. It's the angry stupid people that get on my nerves, and more than that the angry entitled people. Honestly the customer base at my store wasn't that bad but boy howdy the bad people got pretty bad. The worst guy was someone who wanted to get a cash refund despite having no receipt and no card. It gets better: the item in question was a bottle of vitamin water. MSRP: $0.88. He kept saying "it's no big deal, so just gimme the cash refund." That's not how it works, dipshit. The correct line is "it's no big deal, so I will quit holding up the line to shake you down."
  8. What's on your mind?

    He's good at that...he pulled the US out of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, which I have no choice but to assume was done specifically to piss me off just in case everything else (including his transparently cynical pandering to Christians) hadn't already soured me to him.
  9. Hi

    Well that certainly explains your music preferences. Godspeed you peerless altruist taking upon yourself the unrelenting negativity of the nation's aggregated dimwits, assclowns and shitheads. I worked retail part-time for the last year and from what light interaction I had with customers in that capacity I can't even begin to imagine how stark raving mad I would have gone if I were in your position.
  10. What's on your mind?

    Alabama didn't vote for Moore, thank God. I'm excited about some of these applications. One school I didn't actually apply to until I was pleasantly surprised by a promo email from them. My professors had good impressions of the program and judging from how enthusiastically said program bombarded me with emails after my GRE results I would assume I could not only get in but also expect pretty good financial aid. There are more prestigious schools I'd choose over them if I had the option (three, to be exact), but I really do have to take cost into consideration and that being said I think I could have a really good time with these guys. Courses look damn good, and it'd be nice to get away from this stuffy East Coast atmosphere and live in a proper city with more than two metal gigs a year. Who knows, I might even interact romantically with a woman at some stage.
  11. What Are You Listening To?

    "Lost Innocence" by UnSun. Stupid poppy 'gothic' metal song. Don't care. Catchy as hell, lead riff kicks ass. I've enjoyed this one for years.
  12. Anybody into comedy??

    I actually liked Robin Williams. Brian Regan is phenomenal, or at least he used to be. Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Godfrey, and Bill Burr are probably my favorite American comedians. There are any number of British comics I've enjoyed: Michael McIntyre, Simon Evans, Miles Juppe, David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Frankie Boyle, Jo Caulfield, Zoe Lyons, Romesh Ranganathan, Stephen K. Amos, Alun Cochrane, Rhod Gilbert, Sean Walsh, and of course Bill Bailey.
  13. What Are You Listening To?

    S/T by Harvest Misery - fairly good semi-technical death metal from ZA. @deathstorm it reminds me a little of Dying Fetus, you might wanna try this. https://harvestmisery.bandcamp.com/album/harvest-misery
  14. What's on your mind?

    I'd recommend using the @ sign to tag me if you'd like a response and don't want to hunt down a quote - but to answer your question here: I'd not mind giving Ihsahn money just because he's opposed to my religion. I assume the vast majority of metal musicians are opposed to my religion, so if I went with the whole "think impact" route I probably couldn't listen to any of it. My decisions to purchase music are driven by the client-vendor relationship. Burzum killed a guy and people seem quite happy to give him money, because he didn't use his electric guitar to murder anybody. I just refuse to give people money for making music that attacks my religion. Hence, my refusal to buy from Akercocke, Amon Amarth, Deicide, Vital Remains. Question is whether Ihsahn makes music shitting on Christianity or whether he just spends his spare time doing that. If it's the latter I'm happy to pay for his guitar work, but I sure as hell won't pay to hear him prattle about religion. And yeah, I was streaming it over YouTube. Candlelight Records has a Bandcamp where I could listen for free as well.
  15. What Are You Listening To?

    Ay oop m8. Finishing up that NORSE album I conclude it's worth everyone's time. "Further Nowhere" by Cold Insight. Pretty good drawing music provided what you're drawing is kinda miserable. It's not phenomenal but it does suit the mood. Features some guy who's part of Enshine and used to be in Letheian Dreams, so there's some melodic cred for you.