Haha brief check in here. Good to know this place is still going, though I miss the "glory days". Carry on folks!
Rarely around here anymore. Rarely play games anymore either. Previous blog post was almost 4 years ago. Wow. Things here have definitely changed significantly since I used to stop by daily. Good to see some quality users are still active. OT is not the same though, sadly.
Yes! I have surpassed level 20! I'm catching up to my MP3.com profile!
BOW BEFORE ME!
A non-metal quiz this time too! :shock:
What is your Marriage Age?
[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee
[x] You keep track of dates using a calendar
[ ] You own more than one credit card
[ ] You know how to change the oil in a car
[x] You've done your own laundry
[ ] You vote in every election
[x] You can cook for yourself
[ ] You think politics are exciting
TOTAL SO FAR: 4
[x] You show up for school/college/work every day early
[x] You always carry a pen in your bag/purse/pocket
[ ] You've never gotten a detention
[ ] You have forgotten your own birthday at least once
[x] You like to take walks by yourself/or with 1 other person
[x] You've watched talk shows
[x] You know what 'credibility' means without looking it up
[x] You drink coffee at least once a week (:lol: my userbar says "coffee addict", what do you think?)
TOTAL SO FAR: 10
[x] You know how to do the dishes
[x] You can count to 10 in another language (2 other languages!)
[ ] When you say you're going to do something you do it...
[x] Your parent(s) trust you
[x] You can mow the lawn
[x] You can make adults laugh without being stupid
[x] You remember to water the plants
[x] You study when you HAVE to
[x] You pay attention at school/college/work.
[x] You remember to feed your pets
TOTAL SO FAR: 19
[x] You can spell 'experience' without looking it up
[ ] You work out on a regular basis (no, but I should)
[ ] The people at Starbucks know you by name
[ ] Your favorite kind of food is take out
[x] The first thing you do when you wake up is get caffeine
[x] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need
[x] You understand political jokes the first time they are said
[ ] You can type quickly
TOTAL SO FAR: 23
[x] You have realized that the weather forecast changes every hour
[ ] Your only friends are from your place of employment
[ ] you have been to a Tupperware party
[ ] You have realized that no adult will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job
[ ] You have more bills than you can pay
[ ] Most of your friends are older than you & are married.
[x] You can say no to staying out all night
[x] You use the internet every day
[x] Your wardrobe hasn't changed in a while
[x] You can read a book and actually finish it
OMG! I'll be ready to get married when I'm 28, assuming I live until then...
Yarr, thar be a lot of it!
But not 'nuff!
Danzig - Danzig 6.5/10
Disillusion - Gloria 8.5/10
Tarja - My Winter Storm (Digipak Version) 5.5/10
Cancer Bats - Birthing The Giant 7/10
Carcass - Heartwork (Reissue) 8/10
Blind Guardian - Imaginations Through The Looking Glass (DVD) 8.5/10
Chimaira - Resurrection 6.5/10
Current Wishlist (* for upcoming albums)
Blind Guardian - Battalions Of Fear
Blind Guardian - Imaginations Drom The Other Side
Blind Guardian - The Forgotten Tales
Opeth - Morningrise
Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
Blind Guardian - (untitled orchestral album)*
Opeth - Watershed*
Cancer Bats - Hail Destroyer*
In Flames - A Sense of Purpose*
Wintersun - Time*
Children Of Bodom - Blooddrunk*
Korpiklaani - Korven Kuningas*
Muse - ???*
Paul Anka - Rock Swings
Up-to-date Band Shirt List
In Flames x1
Sonata Arctica x1
Lamb Of God x1
Iced Earth x1
Blind Guardian x2
Children Of Bodom x2
The Smashing Pumpkins x1
I'm probably forgetting a couple, as usual. I want to get a Nile shirt and a Soundgarden t-shirt.
-Gigantour (Megadeth/In Flames/Children Of Bodom/JFAC/High On Fire)
-Nightwish (& Sonic Syndicate)
... and possibly some others as mentioned in my previous blog.
Nile - "The Essential Salts"
The necromancers of Giza
A cult of reanimators
Concerned with interrogation of the long dead
Corpses who may be revived and made to talk
And describe the contents of rare books
And gold hidden in the earth
Although they are often reluctant to reveal their secrets
And must be encouraged with fire and blade
A corpse chosen for resurrection
Is cut into parts of convenient size
Boiled in clean water
Linen strips of mummification are removed
And the skull and bones liquefied
And boiled until all water is gone
What remains in the bottom
Is a white crystalline substance
That may be carried in the palms of two hands
This white powder contains the essential salts
Of the man whose corpse was boiled
It is from this powder that the living body may be reconstituted
And made to serve as a house for the soul
Which is called back into its former flesh by words of power
It is a great shock to the soul
To tear it back from its resting place and reanimate it
The resurrected are often insane and scream ceaselessly or dash themselves into walls
If the salts are contaminated with the essence of other living beings
When the mummy has been the breeding place of vermin
The revitalization of the salts produces something
That is part man and part whatever gnawed his corpse
These horrors lack the faculty of speech
Or their speech is crazed and bestial
And must be immediately slain
For though the memory of the man may remain intact
The verminous parts of his reanimated nature
Inhibit his human expression
Those who have served their purpose are killed
By strangulation with a cord around the neck
And their bodies burned
Their ashes gathered and cast into the Nile
Where the currents carry them to sea
Way too many concerts are coming up all around the same time around here.
Hell, in a couple months, within the span of less than a week, Dark Tranquillity, Killswitch Engage, and Rush are coming! I've already got tickets to Rush but I just found out about DT (who are opening for Arch Enemy), and KsE. I'd like to see them both, but I probably won't have the time... :cry: though if I had to choose, I'd pick DT...
I've also got tickets to Nightwish the week before that and Gigantour before Nightwish. I'm gonna be broke...
I MUST SEE DARK TRANQUILLITY!
A bunch of other decent stuff is coming too (Into Eternity, Black Mountain), but I don't think I'm going to anything else. I missed Sonata Arctica, Collective Soul, and UneXpect recently... so I must not miss Dark Tranquillity!
And just to top things off, I've heard rumours of possible Iron Maiden and Van Halen shows... WTF!
Stolen from dante who in turn stole it from someone else who probably wasn't the creator, but whatever.
1. What is your favorite metal genre?
Power, Prog, Death, Black, Post-Black
2. Do you like Lars Ulrich?
Not so much.
3. Last Album you bought/Downloaded?
Danzig - Danzig
5. Last gig you attended?
6. Last gig you missed?
Sonata Arctica, Chimaira, UneXpect, and a bunch of others... :cry:
7. Favorite American Band?
8. Favorite Norwegian Band?
9. Age you started listening to metal?
10. First CD you bought?
Metallica - The Black Album
11. Favorite metal filmclip?
Movie? Headbanger's Journey
12. Favorite metal guy/girl?
13. Do you know how to growl like Corpsegrinder?
Not like Corpsegrinder. But I used to be able to de Black Metal vocals similar to Ihsahn's.
14. Do you own any metal tshirts?
Yep. A bunch.
15. Are Vinyls releases better than CD ones?
16. Name your 3 Favorite Death metal bands.
Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, Nile
17. Name your 3 Favorite Black metal bands.
Emperor, In The Woods..., Vintersorg
18. Name your 3 Favorite Thrash metal bands.
Megadeth, Metallica, The Haunted?
19. Do you believe in Satan?
Satan is part of Christianity, and I'm not Christian.
20. Are Metallica Sell outs?
Not as much as In Flames.
21. Do you think Darkthrone sold out when they released a single?
22. Name one song with SATAN in the title?
Arthemesia - Whore Of The Satan's Night
23. Do your parents like metal?
I doubt it...
24. Is MySpace intensely gay?
I don't care.
25. Best band you've seen live?
Lamb Of God
26. Best metal band in your hometown?
27. Favorite deceased metaller?
28. Do keyboards belong in metal?
Sure, in some subgenres.
29. Does the idea of wearing medieval armor and fighting battles arouse you?
Maybe... it depends who's wearing it. :D
30. Injuries you've suffered in the mosh?
None. But I have inflicted injuries. :twisted:
31. Best Australian metal band?
32. What's better, buying a full length or buying an EP?
33. Do you visit Metal-Archives frequently?
Not frequently, but I have a profile there somewhere...
34. Did you think it ruled when Varg (Burzum) killed Euronymous?
35. Would you kill Dani Filth if given the chance?
Nope. I actually like CoF.
36. Do you like short fast songs or long epic songs?
I like 'em all. As long as they're not Grindcore-short.
37. Is Lemmy God?
38. Do you support church burnings?
I really don't care.
39. Do you really care about metal these days?
40. Who's better, Philip Anselmo or Tom Araya?