Waaaaa! Epic post once again!
But I'm too le tired to read... just got off a 12 hour flight...
Thanks MF for adding more bands for me to check out and listen! Another epic post, loved every detail of it (even if I had to look at some words in the dictionary... ;-)) Lovely pictures of your Abyss set-up... Holy...
But I have one question, how do you gauge listenability on these tracks, especially when using gear so revealing like the ones you use? I mean, I have listened to a couple of tracks (of your early Diary posts) and I found some of them to be harsh on most of the headphones I have so I haven't lost myself in some of them yet.
Anyway, just curious.
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
to my list in order to test some tracks. (I'm at work, no youtube or any streaming services here ;)).
If you guys ever really want to understand some of the more grey areas of the metal subculture you should all take the time to read Romy's past couple of music posts. They're very informative concerning some of the wild characters who have shaped the genre and fashioned some of the sociological constructs within the culture. Metal wasn't born out of it's own bubble it was cultivated from other forms of extremism in other music genres. I wish some of the younger metal crowd would read her posts.
Hey Romy, here's a request for you. How about a nice post involving some of the early pioneers from the late 60's through the 70's into the early 80's involving doom and how it's branched into it's various sub genres and why. I'd love to read your thoughts involving bands such as Witchfinder General, Trouble, Pagan Alter Cirith Ungol and early Candlemass. St Vitus would also be a nice band worth covering. Just a request madam, no pressure.
Shadow of Chernobyl is my favorite game of all times. Of all times. Sonic 2 is a close second.
I think though, you need to let yourself be "inside" the game. I think it's one of those games where ou really need to let yourself go - you need to be curious and adventurous to really enjoy it, otherwise you'll just end up playing it very linearily and while it's still enjoyable, you don't get the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. experience you're supposed to get. There's literally a whole world explore freely. A raw, scary and vile world. Paranoia deluxe imo.
I've been playing Shadow of Chernobyl for years, and I can still find myself enjoying it just as much as when it was newly released. No other game really has done that for me. Haven't played the other stalker games, but I reckon they're good. Real good. I just need to upgrade my computer. I can barely play Shadow of Chernobyl with full resolution.
I also need to buy my wife a new Nexus 7, a new sofa table, another iPad for the family, clothes to myself, the wife and the kids, food, rent, and so on and so forth. I don't see myself playing the other stalker games for yet another month, and as I will be probably have a cut in income for some time, I don't really see myself playing them for quite a while. Unless of course... I mean, I could just buy a new graphics card instead of clothes.
It's okay though, I can use weapons mods for shadow of chernobyl. Graphics mods? Not so much. I also have way too many 360 games to play before buying new ones.
I'm really finding the dynamic database to be quite helpful. Really opened my eyes up. The dynamic range tools they have for the PC as well as for foobar are indispensable :). In foobar I can highlight a particular album and it will scan it and give the dynamic range of the album and make a file for it in the folder. Neat. :)
I'm still waiting for Musicbrainz to get dynamic range calculation to picard so they can add them to their tags. As you can see I can't foresee much progress. http://tickets.musicbrainz.org/browse/PICARD-263
As I mentioned VC02 came in. Damn they are clean. A bit warmer than I expected. Good air. Definitely my sig. But still feel there's something missing...might be just proficiency throughout. And a bit of a tizz. But the fact that that's the only complaint I have for this is pretty amazing. Cable microphonic? I guess not a lot of people wear their stuff from behind their back and secure the cable cinch to the back of their heads. Or use a clip.
Generally people don't like wearing IEMs over ear (most that is). Even I wasn't thrilled with the idea initially. Thought it was weird. But got use to it and definitely prefer it now :).