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Adriankat
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:26 pm 
 

inhumanist wrote:
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What's wrong with Japan? Something must've gone terribly wrong since Super Mario World...

There's as much wrong in America as there is in Japan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbbWKgrPkvM
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:34 pm 
 

Yeah, I know, I'm kinda drunk and needed to say something about that link but was in a hurry.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:36 pm 
 

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/ ... ge-Eyeball
Damn, that's a big eye.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:49 pm 
 

imagine the size of it's owner

inhumanist wrote:
This is what I'm currently watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... FC9QgEDXYc
What's wrong with Japan? Something must've gone terribly wrong since Super Mario World...

can't be bothered to watch 1hour of this, but seems like they are talking about that bird 'dating game'
whats the big deal?

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iAm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:06 pm 
 

Marag wrote:
imagine the size of it's owner

This is why I will never swim in an ocean.
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Marag
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:15 pm 
 

one day i went kayaking from the beach to an little island on the coast, and I have to admit that the thought of all that...ocean under me gave me the creeps

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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:19 pm 
 

iAm wrote:
Marag wrote:
imagine the size of it's owner

This is why I will never swim in an ocean.

Same here, though more because of the fucking Jellyfish. They are everywhere!
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iAm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:23 pm 
 

Especially in the Northwest! And those things get big too.
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VoidApostle
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:29 pm 
 

This is basically how I imagine the ocean. Shit's scary.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:35 pm 
 

Marag wrote:
one day i went kayaking from the beach to an little island on the coast, and I have to admit that the thought of all that...ocean under me gave me the creeps

You were definitely overthinking it. I can understand, though.

So today I'm at 84.4kg (186.1lb). A loss of 1.8kg (4lb) since last week. Very stoked. :)
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Marag
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:50 pm 
 

MikeyC wrote:
Marag wrote:
one day i went kayaking from the beach to an little island on the coast, and I have to admit that the thought of all that...ocean under me gave me the creeps

You were definitely overthinking it. I can understand, though.


of course I was, it was my first time too, and it wasn't like I was shitting myself with fear.

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VoidApostle
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:03 pm 
 

Heh. Sorry about that. The link's been edited.

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Aeonblade
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:14 pm 
 

Tracking down band members on Facebook and hassling them about OOP albums can really pay off.

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Under_Starmere
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:38 pm 
 

Just gonna leave this here. Because it's awesome, and because you should probably listen to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmyNdk6ESME
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Aeonblade
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:41 pm 
 

BBH has some classic stuff. Love Forest and Branikald.

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Under_Starmere
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:46 pm 
 

Yeah... indeed. It's hard for me not to froth on this material whenever I dig back into it every few months or so. There's such a depth of emotion and massive feeling of passion and expansive wrath going on in it that I simply don't get from other black metal.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:57 pm 
 

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I like Mac McDermott's warmer and more varied tone better than Damian Wilson's soaring, cerebral sort of croon, but that's just a personal preference and both singers are equally amazing in different ways. And there are no songs as good as "Pilot in the Sky of Dreams" or "Slipstream" on the new one. But it is a more consistent album overall, even though opener "Ashes" is probably the best song on it. I really like the detail in the songwriting and how articulate everything is. It's a very mellow album, but the melodies are breathtakingly gorgeous and when the band finally does heavy up a bit, it has that much more of an impact on you. I'm only on my third listen though so who knows how it'll stack up in time.

Also Dead Reckoning is pretty much the only good Threshold album I heard before this. Didn't like Subsurface or Hypothetical much at all.

I definitely liked Hypothetical, but Clone is clearly the better MacDermott album. I actually like pretty much everything they've done to some degree, but actually what I've heard of the latest has left me cold. Wayyy poppier and a lot less substance than the older stuff. Nothing compares to this.


I dunno, that wasn't bad, but it didn't hit me very hard. I think old Threshold is really the kind of music that grows on you with time, but I've given it time and it never really clicks with me. I don't want to close myself off to it totally, but there's only so far the whole "it grows on you" ideal can take a band or album - after a while it's not worth it to keep trying. But maybe someday Threshold's older material will 'open up' for me...

The new album definitely isn't any less substantial though. The poppy vocal lines are actually incredibly well done and the the music underneath is just incredibly breathtaking stuff. I'd encourage you to give the album a shot...even if it's not your thing, it surely isn't as simple and shallow as you may think. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:59 pm 
 

I got stung by jellyfish twice while I was on my latest vacation. Stung for hours afterwards.
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Under_Starmere
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:05 pm 
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63CnEW ... re=related

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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:14 pm 
 

oogboog wrote:
http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/daa848575f034d9497a013f4dc597f9b/US-ODD--Huge-Eyeball
Damn, that's a big eye.


An Old One has died... makes me sad.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63CnEWdQZM&feature=related

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Damn you Starmere... now there is more shit to add to my "hunt it down" list :tongue:
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Aeonblade
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:15 pm 
 

I like Branikald a little more myself. Love the ambient elements. What I like about Forest is the constant melodic pulse in the riffs beneath all the fuzz. The self titled is a little different though, definitely more riffy. Not my favourite Forest album though.

Edit: I really should crack out the Forest albums now. Been a long time since I've heard them, and the cold is a comin' around these parts.

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burnroasted
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:24 pm 
 

That's good stuff. I haven't listened to black metal in a while.

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Under_Starmere
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:33 pm 
 

Cheers dudes. Crushed, you will definitely not be disappointed! The Forest releases from Like a Blaze Above the Ashes through As a Song in the Harvest of Grief are all pretty much gold, as well as all the Branikald discs from Varg Fjerne a Tornet through The Strings of Inspiration Sing. Total grower material that conquers you over time with its deceptively simple structures and possessing riffs. Those eerie currents of warm and cold bringing such a spine-tingling aura, all shot through with fucking incredibly powerful vocals. For Branikald starters I'd say go with Hladavzor... excellent fucking album that displays some of the best of both Kaldrad's metal and 'ambient' styles.

:bow: :bow: :bow:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEKjUsuS9uY

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iAm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:34 pm 
 

All of the Blazebirth Hall stuff is worth checking out. I'm not too fond of the psuedo-fascist thing going on though.
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Under_Starmere
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:39 pm 
 

Yeah... Raven Dark is an awesome project as well. Verdandi, Berustet av Kriegsdronnet, and By the Wrath of the Opening Wide Eternity are all really damn good.

The only thing is that a lot of the BBH albums have mediocre tracks peppered here and there that don't even seem to fit with the rest... sometimes their track selections seem kind of confusing. That's why I've been fine with just having mp3 versions of all these albums; being able to trim the undesirable elements away from the pure, strong material makes it all a much more fulfilling experience, and the albums seem to flow better that way anyhow.

@ Aeon: Definitely agree on the strength of Branikald's ambient stylistic, it really brings an incredible counterpoint to the metal face of the work and creates a huge defining and enriching quality to the band. Certainly one of the things that initially got me really interested in exploring more of Kaldrad's work.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:49 pm 
 

I have five Branikald albums actually, but Forest I need to get after those tracks you posted. As Aeonblade stated, the near constant, coldly pulsing melodic undercurrents are exactly the kind of emotive force within black metal that I actively seek out in such acts. The hypnotic dedication to this singular force is completely overwhelming, and damn powerful in the right hands, which keeps luring one in ever deeper...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:51 pm 
 

Oh shit. Never mind then :lol:

It's interesting, though, that I so often hear people talk about Forest and Branikald in connection with "cold" aesthetics when to me they've always seemed to comprise some of the warmest sounds in black metal. Not to say that there aren't some frosty, forbidding atmospheres shot through their albums, but far more often I get this sense of dark sunsets over rolling valleys, the immense press of the sun hidden behind mountainous thunderheads overarching all they do. The power of the sun that raises the grain from the frozen ground... It's an awesome, complex blend of warm and cold that's just...beautiful, and very difficult to put into words.
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:-D

Alllll gooood...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:14 pm 
 

They're one of the few bands I really think of cold mountains and bad ass Russian forests at night when I listen to them. They're not "ugly" or "hateful", or whatever words people usually use to describe shitty black metal, even though the recordings are messy and lo-fi. It's that constant sense of melody beneath all that stuff that gives off the cold vibe. I can see why you'd get a warm feeling from them though.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:23 pm 
 

Kveldulv is probably their coldest album for me. It's got way more of a nocturnal, frozen vibe to it than a lot of the other Branikald discs. The first half of the album sound kinda like a darker, more primordial Nattens Madrigal. I guess it's really the sense of intense passion and furious anger that this music exudes that drives away some of the frost... there's too much unrelenting force of heartpulse at the music's core to ever let it feel frigid for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:31 pm 
 

My mistake. I was talking purely about Forest in my post. I can definitely agree about a sense of warmness going on with Branikald. Haven't heard all the Branikald stuff. Don't download music and seems like a few of his albums are out of print.

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Ah. Well I do get that sense from both bands, so no change there ;)
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This is what I'm currently watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... FC9QgEDXYc
What's wrong with Japan? Something must've gone terribly wrong since Super Mario World...

can't be bothered to watch 1hour of this, but seems like they are talking about that bird 'dating game'
whats the big deal?

You play a female human going to a school for mentally gifted pidgeons and then you try to date them. It's basically one single huge wtf moment.
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...

What?
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one day i went kayaking from the beach to an little island on the coast, and I have to admit that the thought of all that...ocean under me gave me the creeps


The thing which gets me about the sea is that on land, "things" could come at you from two vectors (or a word like that); Horizontal and from above. In the sea there's also the underneath-element, which is where Eldrich tentacled death comes from.
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inhumanist wrote:
It's basically one single huge wtf moment

that's the point

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Jesus, what are Within Temptation doing? Releasing every track from an upcoming cover album? Doesn't look interesting so far, if that's the case.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:57 pm 
 

Seeing Phobia and Strong Intention tonight. This is gonna be awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:11 pm 
 

Zelkiiro wrote:
Jesus, what are Within Temptation doing? Releasing every track from an upcoming cover album? Doesn't look interesting so far, if that's the case.


fifteetnh anniversary, so releasing 15 cover songs they are doing to celebrate or something along those lines. Shame they are all shitey pop songs released in the last two years, I like WT's usual material.

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Twin_guitar_attack wrote:
I like WT's usual material.

So do I, but these covers don't sound like they'd interest me.
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