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FatherAlabaster last won the day on January 15

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About FatherAlabaster

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    Give Me All Your Coffee
  • Birthday 11/05/1979


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    After several days in a larval stage, I have finally achieved immobility, and am currently digesting my own former body while I wait for new jaws to form.
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    Death metal, black metal, grind, guitar, vocals, painting, Star Trek, books galore

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  1. FatherAlabaster

    How do you ...

    I have to give the edge to YouTube. It's great for new(er) music as well as exploring stuff I haven't gotten around to yet, but the real value is in the recommendations on the sidebar. Even if I like one unknown album out of ten that I click on, I feel like I'm ahead of the game, and whatever or whoever generates their recommendations actually does a great job of finding common threads. There's a lot to wade through, and I find that I have to be in the right mood or I'll get burned out quickly, but I seem to have more frequent success with that (for metal) than any other conduit, even personal recommendations. If it's an area I don't know as well, like jazz, fusion, classical, or hip-hop, I prefer getting starting points from my friends.
  2. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Saor - Bron (promo track) Borknagar - Winter Thrice ...sorry Req, not feeling this. I'll have to revisit. Noctambulist - Atmospheres Of Desolation ...this comes out on the 21st via Blood Harvest. More dark, dissonant DM for those who crave such things. I'm not sure if it's a keeper yet but I found a lot to enjoy at first listen. Krallice - Wolf EP Wardruna - Runaljod: Gap Var Ginnunga
  3. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    When I'm posting lots of albums back to back, I'm usually either painting or working on design projects.
  4. FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    Happy new year and virtual chocolates to you as well. Nice to see you here.
  5. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Whoredom Rife - Nid - Hymner Av Hat Evoken - Hypnagogia
  6. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Ivar Bjornson and Einar Selvik - Hugsja Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed Craft - White Noise And Black Metal
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    Yes. It fucking rules. It's one of my favorites of the year. I enjoy the echoes of classic early 90s Peaceville 3 material. I know I've said it elsewhere but I really think they benefit from their moments of comparative lightness on this, although I can understand why someone who's looking for a more "suffocating" or "aggressive" vibe might feel underwhelmed the first few go rounds. I liked Atra Mors and I don't think it's a massive departure, but everything on the new one feels more focused to me, and there are brilliant moments worth waiting for.
  8. FatherAlabaster

    What's on your mind?

    I basically shut myself in my room today and wrote some music. Time contracted and disappeared. First time in a couple of years that I've felt able to be productive with it, and it feels great, sort of like part of my mind took a bath it didn't know it needed. Whether the band will be able and willing to play the thing is another issue, but at least I have this little plateau to enjoy.
  9. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    I love "Shrines", and I also liked it better than I did Vermis. I get a nice sense of progression through their albums. "Destroyers" and "Shrines" are the two I listen to the most, but "Everything Is Fire" is fire too. That's the one that really got me into them -- some of my online metal friends don't like it as much because of its "post-metal" qualities: more drawn-out melodies and more atmospheric vibe. It's a little less suffocating and intense than the others but I think it's superb.
  10. FatherAlabaster

    Upcoming Albums, 2019 Edition

    I saw this mentioned somewhere too, I'd be happy about a new album from them.
  11. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Mo'ynoq - Dreaming In A Dead Language ...hmm. Thought I would be enjoying this a little more based on the promo stuff. There are plenty of cool parts though, it'll be worth a revisit. Hooded Menace - Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed ...this album is so fucking good. Seems to get better every time I listen. I woke up with these riffs stuck in my head.
  12. FatherAlabaster

    Tapatalk not working?

    Looks fine to me, and the notifications worked properly. Thanks!
  13. FatherAlabaster

    Tapatalk not working?

    Had a new member with a similar complaint recently. I haven't used Tapatalk in years, so I hadn't noticed. It's something @dilatedmind will have to look into.
  14. FatherAlabaster

    What Are You Listening To?

    Yeah, it's really good. Took a couple times through for me to get my head around it, but I'm hooked.
  15. FatherAlabaster

    Another Brick In The Wall

    Well, Roger Waters did float the idea of performing that album at the border between the USA and Mexico, so that's something concrete (metaphorically speaking).