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Everything posted by FatherAlabaster

  1. Goatpenis might be exactly what you are looking for.
  2. Mine has decided he doesn't like anything with vocals, and he only likes electric guitar "by itself"... Whatever that means. He also wants to breed cats when he grows up. Childhood is weird.
  3. This is a great line for pretty much any situation
  4. Ah nice, glad you're enjoying them. They really did themselves proud with that album. You might dig Afterbirth too, they've got a really cool combination of riffy brutal DM and atmospheric sections. Great on headphones.
  5. Welcome. I've never been to Iowa but I have a couple of friends out there. My son doesn't like metal anymore, but he's only nine, so maybe he'll grow back into it.
  6. There are so many, it's hard to know where to start. What I've been playing nonstop recently: Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse Abigor - Totschläger Deathspell Omega - Drought; Chaining The Katechon; Paracletus Gentle Giant - The Power And The Glory (finally got into this amazing band over the past year or so) Return To Forever - Where Have I Known You Before; Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy (RIP Chick Corea) Other relatively new or new-to-me stuff that's been in heavy rotation at some point over the past couple years: Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I
  7. We binged the crap out of the Great British Baking Show over the winter and wouldn't you know it, I had tons of relaxing and even fulfilling baking dreams. Definitely a better night's sleep than I got with murder mysteries
  8. Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy the place.
  9. Mixing and album artwork for one of my bands, another large sidewalk painting for a local business, a small illustration show, two album cover paintings for other bands who have become repeat customers, designing and getting some tattoo work finished up, and an upcoming trip to see my parents, finally, after having to cancel last year for obvious reasons. I thought I could cut back on my obligations to everyone else and focus on my own painting ideas for a while... Ha! Maybe next year.
  10. Nice feel to this. What program are you using? I use Photoshop for everything digital - I don't enjoy it, I hate drawing on the computer, but it's definitely the best medium for certain things.
  11. I do that too! The clean stuff really helps with breathing and it seems to help me keep a more consistent tone. My voice has been weird since Covid though, TBH I'm not sure if I'll be doing live vocals again. The guy from Jute Gyte apparently had the cops called to his home by a mailman who thought he was torturing someone, and he had to let them in and show them his recording studio before they'd believe him...
  12. Man, I can't play or do vocals after drinking anymore. I just don't enjoy it. My favorite vocal exercises for growling are actually clean singing warmups, I find that I have a lot more control if I spend some time doing those first.
  13. FatherAlabaster


    I really enjoy it so far, although I'm going to take out some other translations and see if I can find one I like better. I keep getting knocked off track. Maybe now that my son is back in school during the week, I can carve out some reading time again. @Balor, you might like Roberto Calasso's "The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmony". It's chock full of great insights into the Greek myths.
  14. If there's something specific you want unlocked, let us know. That was supposed to be a temporary thing while we reorganized the forum a few years ago, but the reorganization didn't happen and here we are.
  15. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
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    I have the Lattimore translation of the Iliad and it's kind of chewy. Tons of characters, each sometimes called different things. Lots of formulaic description to fill out the meter. Brutal, gory fight scenes. The gods are almost nonsensically capricious and petulant. It's fun if you imagine some old guy with a big beard wearing goat skins and declaiming it by a campfire into the wee hours of the morning.
  17. Obviously, yes I've been eating more cereal lately than I did for a long time. My diet changed pretty significantly in the last few months. Cut way back on meat and eggs, started having more cheese, yogurt, and milk, eating more tofu and other plant proteins, trying to eat fresh fruit regularly, less caffeine, no alcohol. I just stopped wanting a lot of what I used to have all the time after I got sick. I wasn't planning on making a complete overhaul but that's how it turned out. I don't feel much different, but I have a bit less joint pain, and I'm losing weight and hopefully getting a
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