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  • THE BLUE WALL: Doom Metal

    25 Dec 2008, 20:51 by maidenhell

    My Doom Radio


    Revelling in tension, despair, and dread, Doom Metal prizes atmosphere more than many of Metals other primary subgenres. Doom uses plodding tempos, repeated chords, and thick, distorted, down-tuned guitars to attempt to envelope the listener in a wash of desperate foreboding that can commonly last to the ten minute mark and beyond. Instruments generally keep to the standard guitar, bass, and drums, but it is not unusual to add keyboard passages and backdrops.

    Doom vocals can be in any of the predominant Metal styles, but all share a determined attempt to invoke emotional hopelessness and mental anguish. This is further amplified by the lyrical themes of grief, depression, fear, resentment, and suffering that are hallmarks of the style.

    The roots of Doom Metal are considered to have been planted in the early 70s work of Black Sabbath. In the early and mid-80s, European artists like Witchfinder General and Candlemass adopted the Doom sound as a full fledged genre unto itself…
  • Potentially habitable planet found

    25 Apr 2007, 04:16 by Milkshake8

    "By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

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    For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."

    The planet is just the right size, might have water in liquid form, and in galactic terms is relatively nearby at 120 trillion miles away. But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf," is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun.

    There's still a lot that is unknown about the new planet, which could be deemed inhospitable to life once more is known about it. And it's worth noting that scientists' requirements for habitability count Mars in that category: a size relatively similar to Earth's with temperatures that would permit liquid Water. However, this is the first outside our Solar System that meets those standards.

  • SONG GUESSING GAME

    16 Mar 2007, 15:52 by susstudio_x

    Rules:

    Step 1: Put your MP3 player or whatever on random.
    Step 2: Post the first line from the first 50 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song.
    Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song and artist the lines come from.
    Step 4: Italicize the songs when someone guesses correctly.
    Step 5: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!

    THE SONGS...

    01. Just one on one that's the way we do it A1: Be The First To Believe.
    02. Let me know that I've done wrong The All-American Rejects: Dirty Little Secret.
    03. Semester's coming soon Busted: Falling For You.
    04. Standing in crop circles naked gazing at the stars Son Of Dork: We're Not Alone.
    05. If it wasnae for yer wellies where wid ya be? Billy Connolly: The Welly Boot Song.
    06. She's cold and she's cruel but she knows what she's doing The Click Five: Just The Girl.
    07. So you're leaving in the morning on the early train Phil Collins: Can't Stop Loving You.