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  • Favorites survey

    3 Oct 2013, 21:05 by Your_Old

    I guess I've stolen this from my friend, who beats everyone if it comes to the amount of silly surveys which are fun to read anyway. ♥

    What is your favorite:
    movie? Låt den rätte komma in. And things like Begotten.
    tv show? TV static. This is just so beautiful that I'm able to watch it for hours. ♥ It depicts my current mental state, I guess, and it's the only one thing I really like in TV.
    song? Follower.
    book? Låt den rätte komma in.
    type of music? I guess it's , then and , and many more. Now also and .
    type of movie? Anything 'unreal'.
    tv channel? Everything that shows TV static. <3
    animal? Raven and cat. No particular order.
    color? Black, then red and blue, and purple maybe.
    drink? Lethean water.
    food? Do I like any? :x
    time of day? Early morning, so I hate myself for mostly oversleeping it :'(
    place to be? My bed.
    actor? None.
    actress? Look above.
    author? My friend. I just love everything that's been written by him. ♥
  • Tuesday Twenty: Top Twenty Albums of 2009

    22 Dec 2009, 15:22 by amodelofcontrol

    Ok, so time for my roundup of the best albums of the year.

    20
    Doves
    Kingdom Of Rust
    Heavenly

    I was not a fan, particularly, of the last Doves album Some Cities (released way back in 2005), so it had been some time since I really appreciated how good this band could be. My love of the band came rushing back upon hearing the title track, which was the wistful, sad comeback single. The rest of the album was pretty much just as good - particularly the sleek sky-gazing of opener Jetstream and the harmonies of Spellbound. But really, this was an album full of songs that should have made this band huge. Once again, they never quite managed it, but that's not for the want of trying.

    19
    SITD
    Rot
    Accession Records

    Easily their best album since their debut, the band's promise of "bone-crunching beats" was met in some style here. And it wasn't just the rhythmic backbone that was so impressive - the title track is a breathtakingly powerful dancefloor track - the songcraft was broadly of a much higher level…
  • Tuesday Ten: Tracks of the Month (October)

    3 Nov 2009, 15:48 by amodelofcontrol

    This month's ten tracks you should hear:

    And So I Watch You From Afar
    If it ain't broke, break it
    And So I Watch You From Afar

    One of the unexpected star turns of Damnation the other week, yet another instrumental "post-metal" band, but not one that sound like everyone else. For starters, they rock like bastards, they have an ability to make lengthy songs - and a lengthy album - consistently interesting, and their marvellously deranged song titles suggest that there is a sense of humour in there somewhere, too. Anyway, this song. A lengthy, muscular build-up breaks to a single, insistent guitar riff, before it all kicks off again with an impressive guitar solo at the heart of it all, and then doing it all again, in an even better way. Just for once, can the mainstream music press focus on a truly great band/album like this rather than those wannabe-baggy fuckwits in Kasabian?

    [:SITD:]
    Rot V1.0
    Rot

    I've felt in the past that while good at what they do, [:SITD:] have in recent years become a bit one-paced…
  • Tuesday Twenty: My top 100 tracks 2000-09 Pt.04: 40 to 21

    6 Oct 2009, 17:19 by amodelofcontrol

    And now, onto the next instalment of my tracks of the decade. Next week will see the top twenty...

    Previously:
    My top 100 tracks 2000-09 Pt.02: 100 to 81
    My top 100 tracks 2000-09 Pt.02: 80 to 61
    My top 100 tracks 2000-09 Pt.02: 60 to 41

    40
    Landmine Spring
    The Jaded And The Eager
    Elephantine
    2001

    51 seconds of metallic hardcore fury, tearing out of the speakers like a pack of slavering dogs from the off, somehow stuffing in two verses, a lot of screaming, and then the last ten seconds preparing to rip into the second track (which is pretty fucking good, too). Not sure what happened to this lot, but just for a short while they were awesome, like Helmet on a force-fed diet of steroids that weren't quite as reserved, either, as this track proved nicely.

    39
    Interlock
    Further From Reason
    Death by Design
    2002

    Older than this, but it only ever got a proper release in 2002, so I believe it counts, and anyway, I set the rules for this! Whatever the date it comes from, this remains Interlock's finest moment. …
  • A la espera...

    13 Jan 2008, 01:38 by jairochapela

    En pocos días saldrá un nuevo álbum de Ayreon, titulado 01011001. A juzgar por las muestras que empiezan a circular por la red, tiene muy buena pinta, como cabe esperar de cualquier proyecto del genial compositor y músico Arjen Anthony Lucassen.

    Ayreon es una propuesta musical realmente interesante: un metal progresivo aderezado por las voces femeninas más dulces. Se trata de una delicatessen para los oídos, como también ocurre con otros proyectos encabezados por A. A. Lucassen; cabe mencionar, a modo de ejemplo, Stream of Passion, que sin duda ha sido uno de los mejores descubrimientos musicales que un servidor ha hecho.

    En lo que a este nuevo disco se refiere, hay que destacar el formidable elenco participante. Se trata de una lista bastante extensa de músicos, entre los que podemos encontrar a Anneke van Giersbergen (antigua cantante de The Gathering), Floor Jansen (After Forever), Simone Simons (Epica), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian)…