• Meme time

    Ago 1 2008, 8:14 di SoulSkorpion

    Pinched from this gal.

    Answer the questions based on your current top 50 artists (as listed in your overall charts).

    1. How did you get into 25?
    Apparently I have so many 22s that I only have a 26, which is Strong Bad. I first got directed to a random sbemail in an irc channel.

    2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
    I've got three 22s, apparently.
    Beck: Dunno. E-Pro, more than likely. I might have heard something earlier and not realised it was his.
    Ilan Zagoria: Oh, no idea. He's my uncle, so I've heard his stuff since ages.
    Klaus Badelt: Well, whichever one is the first track in Pirates of the Carribean...

    3. What’s your favorite lyric by 33?
    At the moment it's Big Huge Games, but that's actually Duane Decker. None of the tracks I have of his have any lyrics.

    4. What is your favorite album by 49?
    Bethesda Softworks, which is really Jeremy Soule's work (who I'll talk about here). The original Total Annihilation sountrack, definately.

    5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
  • Paradise Lost... an initial review

    Mag 8 2007, 23:05 di VikingR

    It's been nearly five years since Symphony X released The Odyssey. The anticipation among fans has been almost palpable. Mike and co. have taken their time writing Paradise Lost, and having seen a wide scale leaked release on Monday 7th May 2007, the general consensus so far is that the painstaking care has paid dividends.

    The style has changed again, whilst retaining the distinctive Symphony X magic. Gone are the darkened bone-cruncher riffs of Wicked and Incantations Of The Apprentice; there is no sweeping epic in sight, nor seamless concept piece. What we are presented with is an incredible furore of all that is good about power, progressive and symphonic metal wrapped up into a sweet 60 minute package. The sheer energy of this album is almost incomprehensibly massive, as though every second since 2002 has been captured and suddenly released in an unparalleled blast of metal triumph.
    Symphony X school the majority of power metal bands out there, while still proving they are a leading force in the progressive field. …
  • Pissed. >:(

    Apr 3 2006, 6:05 di dajoobkate

    What a shitty, shit shit mcshit day I had. So lets start with the fact that I (stupidly) went to bed at 9:30 AM; I might have well as stayed up the rest of the day instead of trying to get some desperate sliver of sleep.

    So at 12:00 noon I hear a pounding on my door, right. I'm like "QUFILVBJAIOHF*(G&PYIL:BEUADGZ" but they wouldn't stop knocking so I got up and stumbled to the door half asleep.

    Turns out it was my frigging dad, and he was wayyy pissed because I've kinda dropped out of contact with everyone.

    So he storms into my apartment and proceeds to tell me what an awful person I am for not talking with the rest of the family and staying in what he refers to as my "cave", unwilling to come out. He goes on and on and on about how I'm such a failure and will never live up to any of the expectations he has.

    He struck a severe nerve, the tears started flowing. I don't even know why, I just started bawling and couldn't stop. …