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6 hours ago, JonoBlade said:

Neither did I. Still might not be, but it was on a few year end lists and I've listened enough to decide I owed them.

A rare CD arrival today: Vattnet Viskar - Settler. To be honest I can't even remember what the band sounds like but I remembered liking it years ago (mainly I thought the album cover was cool) when prompted by a bit of activity in the post-black thread a few days back so ordered it. Why? Because it's on Century Media and those dicks don't make anything available for paid lossless download. So, I bought it second hand for a fiver (including postage).

This illustrates how dumb record companies are with their business models. Make it easy for me to buy a download and I will. Otherwise, I'll find the album second hand and you get nothing.

Have to dust off the external CD-ROM to rip it now, which is a ball ache. The things we do for love.


Three questions Jon:

1. How can you stand to view the forum with the white background? I'm so used to the black I tend to forget that everyone else doesn't view it this way too.

2. How come you can post your own pictures for all to see and I can't?

3. What's with the fingerless "Fagin" gloves? (or is it maybe an homage to the Breakfast Club?) You doing your part to reduce carbon emissions by keeping the heat off? Or is it that being raised in New Zealand you forget you even have a heating system?


Liv Matthews, author on Twitter: "I've asked my husband for fingerless  gloves for Christmas so I can type on cold nights. He thinks I'm descending  into bad places.. #fagin https://t.co/Z2aErWLrIy" / Twitter



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26 minutes ago, GoatmasterGeneral said:

What's with the fingerless "Fagin" gloves?

I've got a pair of those - from NZ so mix of wool and possum - and I wear them round the house in winter because my little hands get cold and it's not worth turning up the heat just for that. 

Doesn't everyone do this?

CONJURER - Páthos. Vocals more core than I usually care for, but it was quite noice.

EPECTASE - Nécroses. 'orrible clean vocals in first track almost put me of listening to more. Not sure about this one. I hate to sound like the Goaty-whine-about-good-production-General, but it sounds a bit sterile.

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Girish and the Chronicles - "Back on Earth" (album)

Love these dudes - and this is their 3rd album in 4 years (their first 3 albums, by the way), and this one continues the fantastic foundation they've laid.  If you enjoy a mixture of rock 'n' roll, hard rock, and hair metal, look no further than this young band from India.  

Leather - "We Are the Chosen" (album)

Leather Leone is still crushing it after all these years.  Her first band, Chastain, put out tons of killer hard rock/traditional metal, beginning in the 80's and might still be going (not certain).  This is her solo band, and it is HEAVY - full of great guitar work, and her vocals are fierce.  

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