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At first I wanted to vehemently disagree, but you're kind of right. The in-between stuff can get a bit mundane, but what really carries you through is the story. I got hooked from the start.

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Remember Thief: TDP? I played that for years and years. I like the skullduggery, it's the mindless gore and slaughter that kills games for me. That's why RPGs with strong stealth and diplomacy elements are so appealing to me, it's a different way to handle a situation with finesse, rather than the typical hack n' slash, dungeon crawl scenarios. And I hate "go get me 75 gully dwarf ears" type gathering quests, so tedious.
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When I think experimental drone, I think more of sound installation guys like Yoshi Wada or Gregg Kowalsky's Tape Chant project. Or Birchville Cat Motel (which I also included in the post). Or Phil Niblock. Or Fear Falls Burning. Or Hototogisu.

 

I'd classify Aidan Baker's solo stuff as closer to experimental dronescapes, but Nadja has definite doom roots. Similar to Skullflower.

 

I'm honestly into most genres of music. I know some folks like to say "I like all music!" and then proceed to give a long list of exceptions, but in my case I genuinely try to appreciate most everything. Of course there are always exceptions. In my case I think polka and polka-influenced stuff like Tejano fall into that category.

 

But yeah, I like "classic doom" and NWOBHM stuff like St. Vitus, Witchfinder General, Reverend Bizarre, Pagan Alter, etc. Dig the Sabbs, of course. We also had a little discussion about Electric Wizard a while back. I tend to go for more funeral-style dirgey stuff like Mournful Congregation, Esoteric, Funeral, Worship, etc. Also love sludgey ultra-doom like Corrupted, Moss, Monarch...

 

Wish Noothgrush was still around. <3

 

I can sympathize with this, you feel like everyone says "oh I listen to everything!" and will exclude 70% of the batch. I try to give everything a fair listen, though I will say I only enjoy horns in Jazz.

 

Electric Wizard is who made me realize the genre was bigger than Sabbath. It's a tossup between whether I love doom-style stoner metal more, or the more groove based metal like Clutch, Orange Goblin, Sleep, Witchcraft, etc.

 

One genre that has been hard for me to get into is Black Metal. I always kind of found it very redundant between tracks. But for whatever reason, I enjoy this band named Skeletonwitch:

 

 

I'm not sure how many will like this, but it is a Japanese prog (I suppose) band named Ghost (not to be confused with the corpse painted ones)

 


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skullduggery
 

 

I really do love that word,especially when said out loud.

 

 

 


 

Mike Tyson is the most unintentionally funny human being to ever live

 

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I had a hard time with the first one actually.  Stealth games are not my thing.  Also, fear of heights.

 

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At first I wanted to vehemently disagree, but you're kind of right. The in-between stuff can get a bit mundane, but what really carries you through is the story. I got hooked from the start.


The first one bored me to death... never finished it and watched the ending from youtube or somewhere else lol! I did finish the second one, and Brotherhood and the other one. But just because of the story. Gameplay way too repetitive on all of them and is the reason why I haven't played the Third iteration. When it hits the bargain bin, I'll get it for the PS3. In the meantime, more Vita time for me... (have like 50+ hours on Persona 4... I'll say it again... PERSONA 4 GOLDEN RULESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-))

 

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I can sympathize with this, you feel like everyone says "oh I listen to everything!" and will exclude 70% of the batch. I try to give everything a fair listen, though I will say I only enjoy horns in Jazz.

 

Electric Wizard is who made me realize the genre was bigger than Sabbath. It's a tossup between whether I love doom-style stoner metal more, or the more groove based metal like Clutch, Orange Goblin, Sleep, Witchcraft, etc.

 

One genre that has been hard for me to get into is Black Metal. I always kind of found it very redundant between tracks. But for whatever reason, I enjoy this band named Skeletonwitch:

 

 

I'm not sure how many will like this, but it is a Japanese prog (I suppose) band named Ghost (not to be confused with the corpse painted ones)

 

I really don't know where the heck do you guys know of all these bands mentioned!? Do you just surf pitchfork and whatever site that reviews a bunch of music and try some tracks? Jeez...

 

On that note, I haven't really visited Pitchfork in like 10+ years just because their reviews reeked pompous/arrogant/presumptuous behavior and I stopped reading them (i.e. read any review from bands like The Get Up Kids, or "lesser" hip hop artists)

 

Anyway, will check out bands posted when I get home ;-)

 

 

Thanks!

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Remember Thief: TDP?

 

Never played it, but I know what you mean with the (largely) meaningless resource gathering. 

 

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I had a hard time with the first one actually.  Stealth games are not my thing.  Also, fear of heights.


The first one bored me to death... never finished it and watched the ending from youtube or somewhere else lol!

 

LOL, I wasn't even emotionally invested enough to go watch the ending.

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I can sympathize with this, you feel like everyone says "oh I listen to everything!" and will exclude 70% of the batch. I try to give everything a fair listen, though I will say I only enjoy horns in Jazz.

 

Electric Wizard is who made me realize the genre was bigger than Sabbath. It's a tossup between whether I love doom-style stoner metal more, or the more groove based metal like Clutch, Orange Goblin, Sleep, Witchcraft, etc.

 

I've always had a soft spot for heavy music but somehow was rather oblivious to just how good some of the doom and stoner metal was until a friend at work introduced me to Zebulon Pike and Sleep and that led others like Shrinebuilder and Brotherhood of Sleep.

 

 

 

 

I also like quite a bit of post rock and post metal, Isis probably being my favorite. I don't usually tend to like music with growling vocals that much but Isis does it so well. I tend to like a lot of instrumental stuff like Red Sparowes and Russian Circles.

 

 

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I'm not sure how many will like this, but it is a Japanese prog (I suppose) band named Ghost (not to be confused with the corpse painted ones)

 

 

I super <3 Ghost, man! I could have sworn I posted some of their stuff before. Fantastic rock with pastoral and eastern folk influences, part of the "Tokyo Flashback" scene that includes other bands like LSD March and Miminokoto.

 

Michio Kurihara is one of my favorite Japanese guitarists, up there with Kawabata Makoto, Seiichi Yamamoto, and Keiji Haino.

 

If you want Japanese prog rock, look to Koenjihyakkei and anything Yoshida Tatsuya related.

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I super <3 Ghost, man! I could have sworn I posted some of their stuff before. Fantastic rock with pastoral and eastern folk influences, part of the "Tokyo Flashback" scene that includes other bands like LSD March and Miminokoto.

 

Michio Kurihara is one of my favorite Japanese guitarists, up there with Kawabata Makoto, Seiichi Yamamoto, and Keiji Haino.

 

If you want Japanese prog rock, look to Koenjihyakkei and anything Yoshida Tatsuya related.

This makes me immensely happy, other than the other posters on a music blog I was part of, I didn't know a single person who knew of them! I'll have to check out those bands when I get a chance, right now I'm trying to get some initial impressions for the MDR-7550.

 

Speaking of that, these are interesting to say the least. Not sure if they are my cup of tea, but definitely can see how they can be loved. a_rec and jgray were right, the soundstage and imaging on these is bananas. More on that later wink.gif

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This makes me immensely happy, other than the other posters on a music blog I was part of, I didn't know a single person who knew of them! I'll have to check out those bands when I get a chance, right now I'm trying to get some initial impressions for the MDR-7550.

Speaking of that, these are interesting to say the least. Not sure if they are my cup of tea, but definitely can see how they can be loved. a_rec and jgray were right, the soundstage and imaging on these is bananas. More on that later wink.gif

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I may get a pair to review and do an underwater photo shoot of :D

 

DIRECT MARKETING WIN

 

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For a lot of people the hobby is about desire, and desire is only desire so long as it goes unfulfilled.

 

That sounds like something Kaworu woulds say.

 

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I tried to play Assassin's Creed today but it wouldn't run! What's wrong??

 

 blow on the disc foo

 

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Mike Tyson is the most unintentionally funny human being to ever live

 

 

You need to follow Jose Canseco's twitter account. It's verified!

 

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I need to have my own radio show .called the truth about woman.I have met thousands and know so much about them

 

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Another year gone and I did not get into the White House

 

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On that note, I haven't really visited Pitchfork in like 10+ years just because their reviews reeked pompous/arrogant/presumptuous behavior and I stopped reading them (i.e. read any review from bands like The Get Up Kids, or "lesser" hip hop artists)

 

I regard that as a endearingly charming in small doses, like watching Portlandia

 

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Speaking of that, these are interesting to say the least. Not sure if they are my cup of tea, but definitely can see how they can be loved. a_rec and jgray were right, the soundstage and imaging on these is bananas. More on that later wink.gif

 

When you give your impressions please say everything on a scale of how bananas the feature is. "The bass on these is kinda bananas, but more like a single banana not the whole bunch. The mids are like a green banana or maybe a Sundae."

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Imma go get a haircut today. (Not any shorter, it just looks unkempt.)

 

I get the impression that I get dislikes on my videos because people hate my hair. I wonder what the reaction will be if I go all Skrillex...

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Bro, your hair is rockin. No reason to cut it!

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I wonder what the reaction will be if I go all Skrillex...

 

PLEASE DON'T  frown.gif

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I was feeling kind of random music-wise, until I heard that Ray Manzarek died. The memorial post he deserves has to be done by a proper fan, though; he was always somebody I admired more than I listened to.

 

Instead, this post is for Romanthony, who died two weeks ago, but I only heard about this today.

 

One of those beautiful, fantastic singers who can make you love music you might not otherwise like.

 

Daft Punk had the taste and skill to let him help them craft a classic:

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