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No. 38017
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Discuss all things related to music from new discoveries to debates about musicians and the impact of their work.

Digging this lately:

Over this land

Over this waaaaaaaaaaaaaaasteland
No. 38027
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I've been on a Scriabin binge lately, listening mostly to his études etc., but there's also his overly ambitious magnum opus that he left unfinished, after several decades it was completed by Alexander Nemtin.


Scriabin described his vision of the performance as following:
>"There will not be a single spectator. All will be participants. The work requires special people, special artists and a completely new culture. The cast of performers includes an orchestra, a large mixed choir, an instrument with visual effects, dancers, a procession, incense, and rhythmic textural articulation. The cathedral in which it will take place will not be of one single type of stone but will continually change with the atmosphere and motion of the Mysterium. This will be done with the aid of mists and lights, which will modify the architectural contours."

The music is already impressive by itself, but I imagine it'd be a wholly different level to see it performed live appropriately.
No. 38037
Some months ago, I found this song but I still haven't found anything that can surpass it. It makes all other music sound like the infantile efforts of children.

No. 38040
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I feel obligated to post this, along with the attached video:
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And attached are some recs from a friend
No. 38046
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Lately I have been listening to:


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Been listening to a lot of Canterbury scene. So far, my favorite would have to be Space Shanty by Khan. Stranded and Driving to Amsterdam are top tier.
No. 38134
>The Strawbs - The Hangman and the Papist
The "Forgive me, God, we hang him in Thy name"-passage counts to best things I've ever heard in folk music.
No. 38136
For me it's Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin.
Vocal Trance, Psy/goa trance
County and Irish folk music.
No. 38138
I really loved Datach'i when I discovered them (same time I discovered Venetrian Snares, so maybe ~2008) and thanks to you I've now remembered their existence. Gotta check out new releases from the last 10 years, which honestly gets me a bit excited right now :3
No. 38145
I enjoyed System and Bones. I haven't listened to his earlier stuff yet however so your mileage may vary.
No. 38160
I mostly listened to two albums: 'The Elements' and 'Shock Diamonds'. The former is more melodic, you could say "easier" on the ears while the latter is rather abstract and represents the pinnacle of IDM in my book. Or at least it did 10 years ago, I should have a listen and re-evaluate...
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Just something that came to mind recently
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Very nice, and in vorbis too.
No. 38185
Listened to a bit of Shock Diamonds. I found it interesting, but more in the manner of a cool field recording than music if that makes any sense. Compared to that album, I think these two most recent Datach’i albums are definitely a departure towards a more accessible style.
No. 38211 Kontra
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>and in vorbis too
It's actually opus in the OGG, not vorbis. I use opus due to it being slightly more performant (though marginal at 128k). The main reason I wrap it in an OGG is because this will activate the built-in player on Discord, so people can play it directly from the chat client's page. A raw opus stream would have to opened in another tab or downloaded.

I usually use the following ffmpeg flags to go from lossless to lossy:
ffmpeg -i [SOURCE].flac -b:a 128k -application audio -c:a libopus -vn [OUTPUT].ogg

Polite sage for off-topic.
No. 38235

Apparently Russia has a Space Force too, and they have a fire anthem/march.
Excuse me for saying it but with the orchestration, it sounds like an anime opening.
*Space Battleship Yamato Potemkin* :D
No. 38242
Meh. Here's the spaciest Russian song, IMO:

Or maybe this one:

Or even this one:

There are also space songs as old as mammoth shit like "Знаете, каким он парнем был", or electronic stuff that wasn't necessarily meant to be about space but still was spacey as hell, like Eduard Artemyev or Zodiaks (it is intentionally spacey (or Space-y, because their biggest influence is Didier Marouani, heh), but they aren't Russian though). Soviet people loved space.
No. 38245
Wow that is campier sounding than the Village People
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That's very clever, I wish opus had wider support.
No. 38280
Gijensu - Red Tooth District [ISM001]

DYEN - Flashbacks [ISMVA002.3]

Under Black Helmet - Direct Collapse [KRLF011]
No. 38285
Interesting, moost probably nobody know "Трава у Дома" from foreigns. Actually thinking about that, only russian songs are known is different 18-19 centuary classics and different communist\soviet molitary\hymn stuff probably and nothing more. Or some shit like "hardbass" or what it's even mean.
No. 38398
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Been listening to a lot of STRFKR this past week. It's slow, indie/synthpop and is a bit different from what I usually have on, but we go where the mood takes us, right?

Starfucker // STRFKR - Golden Light

STRFKR - Julius

STRFKR - Bury Us Alive

STRFKR - Never Ever

STRFKR // Florida
No. 38457
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>Bernard Herrmann - Wuthering Heights - "I have dreamt."
Jesus, this aria is so gorgeous. I almost get into fits of crying because it's such pure and unaltered emotion, which rarely ever happens with any music I listen to (but may also be the case because I was highly instable in the last weeks and today some of the pressure pulling me down went away). I only knew Herrmann as a composer of film music so far and didn't even watch one of the movies), who would have thought that he wrote some wonderful neo-romanticist opera? Never again will I look down on american culture, this opera makes up for all the degeneracy spread.
A shame it's not regularily played at all in the operas and you can't find a video online.
You can listen to the whole thing on youtube though, so do it! I haven't even read wuthering heights but only know a few things about the story and you already get all of the emotions burned into you as through a magnifying glass, it's simply hnnnnng. Really makes me wanna read Bronte's original or at least the libretto. And there's a moby dick cantata from Herrmann as well, which I only listened a bit of but it seems equally wonderful.
No. 38475
Is it normal that I'm not a musical person? All people around talk about groups, albums, clips, there famous bands etc. but I somehow always was far from it and all, like lliteraly all songs and music I listen is from movies and videogames - ones I have other connection beyound songs itself. Even things like Africa from toto - I just liked it on radio in vice city. Never even can remember when "oh I found out %singer_name% and started losten him because I like" since even good for me music - if it has no additional connection to me, it not "ticks" inside to re-listen it over and over.
No. 38478
Yep, nothing wrong with that. Music is just one form of art, you don't really have to have an interest in each and every kind of artistic expression. A lot of people don't like literature, for example, or visual arts. It just so happens that music is one of the more accessible and less time-consuming arts to experience (creating it is a different case, though), and that's why it's popular among a wide audience.
No. 38484
Well, it's not necessarily bad or something but I'd definitely say that you miss out. Sure, one of the things that binds us to music is the emotional connection. Probably it's even a basic condition to enjoy music.
Great music should not need any other context than itself to create an emotional connection to the listener.
I want you to participate in an experiment. Sit or lie down, maybe close your eyes and listen to this (only takes you 11min). Report what you feel afterwards.

No. 38495
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Russian rock album from 1989. The first track is very good and I like it very much.
No. 38515
Well I have interest, but I need more than just music itself often. But if this music have it - I almost never tired of it.

Wagner is cassics. As just music for me it's well just "generic orchestral background music" that sounds nice but I has nothing real with this music. If I'll watch whole opera from start to finish and I'll like it, music will clearly will be in my playlists for long time.

Like for example, this - same as some other tracks from DOW Winter Assult in my playlist for like... 12 years?
But I bet without emotional connections, specific scenes and other tracks - namely main Ig theme from game that I also like and which this is basicly "slow background remix" of I'd find this boring.

Super ultra classics lol. ||Hungary partially involved in death of main person of this group, thia death was as big thing as Kurt Cobain's one on the west lol. Don't worry, it was not murder but road accident||
No. 38569
Some experimental minimal techno, really ebin:

>Warhammer music
I'm not really into it, but this really slaps:
No. 38710
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The Random Picture Thread brought this to mind; it's my favorite Tragically Hip song:

Tragically Hip- Fireworks

The lyrics are brilliant:

If there's a goal that everyone remembers
It was back in ol' 72
We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
And all I remember is sitting beside you
You said you didn't give a fuck about hockey
And I never saw someone say that before
You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr

While I'm at it, here's a video of that goal, scored by Canada against the USSR in the 1972 "Summit Series":

No. 38792
Motohiko Hamase (濱瀬元彦) - Reminiscence - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWDGK6PIgqw

It's a pretty good Japanese album from the 80s. Can't put my finger on the genre.
Kinda atonal at times, has a strong impact on my sould because of that.
Reminds me of the Neon Genesis Evangelion soundtrack quite a bit.
No. 38815
>Negative XP - 1965
Damn, so catchy.

Welcome, you just entered the world of japanese ambiet/new-age. It's one of my favorite territories in electronic music. I probably spent hundreds of hours listening to it on opiods.
I'll just post some of my fav albums.

>Hiroshi Yoshimura - Flora
Very soothing and harmonic.

>Haruomi Hosono & Friends - Pacific
Goes in a bit more city-popesque direction, but it's wonderfully tropical and perfect for hot lazy summer days.

>Shiho Yabuki - The Body is a message of the Universe
I remember being quite sad one day, spacing out on my diwvan while looking at the outside world getting darker and the lights on the neighbouring houses balconies starting to go on. Beautiful.

>Haruomi Hosono - Watering a Flower
I would call this one "minimalistic ambient". It can quite literally bring you in a trance, no matter where you are or what you do. It's just a few notes being repeated over three long tracks. First one is harmonic and lullaby-like, second one starts to feel dysharmonic and alien and has a subtrack in its second half that in its creepiness can be compared to the Lavender town theme. Finally it ends on an exhausted and melancholic third track reconciling the two first tracks with each other. Take your time to listen to the whole piece, it's really worth it!

>Takashi Kokubo - Jamaica
Basically underwater life ambient.

>Stomu Yamashta - Sea and Sky
Technically as far as I can judge it it's a mix between new age/ambient and classical music. Quite great and rare.
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I preordered the upcoming Porridge Radio album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27BvZLSzaz8

Mura Masa is on tour here but is sold out already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0uvt97Xn20

But I saw Turnstile last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYzzmGjsWoE

Gonna see Ic3peak next month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqohApD6Ng8

Some German music I liked recently:

Blond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sN3dXlSe9c

Mia Morgan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIA_vzFlKag
No. 38919
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Thanks for the recommendation, this is really nice.

It reminds me most of the music and ambience Kirby 64. At first glance it looks like a cutesy harmless children's game, but there's something unsettling and dark lurking just under the surface. It's hard to describe, but it gives the same vibe as some of the dark children's movies from the 80's.

Or even more accurate: It's like someone took these weird forgotten Japanese albums that pop up on Youtube, and turned them into a videogame. You should check it out.
No. 39276
BWV 1052 by jean rondeau (harpsichord)
it's quite fast, but rondeau makes it sound excellent this way. i would like to hear him play bach on an organ.

thousand knives of ryuichi sakamoto

i always ignored krautrock except ashra tempel and klaus schulze, but i've listened to tago-mago by can recently and actually liked it a lot
No. 39438
I'm looking for a particular 2010s slavic meme pop song. Around 2014-2015 there was this music video popular on chans including kraut, it was a Russian or Ukrainian music video, electro style music, there was a girl singing and she was dancing in tights in the video and some other weird stuff was going on, there was also a faggoty looking skinny guy in it that was her age too. It was posted in webm threads a lot. It started with just the girl singing "a muzhy v blah blah" and the chorus was like "i palie" and had the line "lyubit moya" in it, I didn't understand it obviously, that's the best I can do to imitate russian. The band's name was also something really weird and hard to remember, like three letters and some numbers.
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I've actually had this album sitting on my hard-drive since it was released back in 2014 but it's really grown on me lately. It's a great album for 'doing-stuff' if you find vocals can get a bit distracting.

From the aesthetics you would get the impression that The Marías are a band for depressed Instagram addicts to feel cool listening to. This is true but there's a beat you can nod along to.
No. 39673
Found this a while ago and it has been stuck in my head ever since.
The vocals contrast with the instruments in a very good way.
No. 39679
Herman Li livestream on YouTube in 7 hours

No. 39681
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Is this the worst Iced Earth album? It's so cringey, it's like if the American Bear made a metal album, there's even the line "freedom isn't free" in it (The Reckoning). And somehow Tim Owen's voice just doesn't fit on it, it's like he's overacting. I remember it being a big disappointment for me when it was coming out, first Matt Barlow's departure, then this was the lid on the tombstone for this band for me, I haven't really followed their newer material since even though I still listen to the old stuff. I can understand that this was the Bush era and Schaffer was obsessed with 9/11 but this was 3 years later, and an entire album of it? Well, whatever. The Gettysburg trilogy is at least a bit better. I wonder how he looks back on it now.
No. 39763
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Don't know that particular one, but I love their older stuff, especially Night of the Stormrider and Something Wicked This Way Comes. I remember listening into their newer albums and not being very impressed, but that might have other reasons. The former mentioned albums are all part of myself growing up and drinking with my pals, so there is a lot of emotional connection for me here. Listening to newer stuff alone at home while already being older and to compare this with their older works is maybe unfair and can't ever be objective. Still, I think that after Barlow left, there was a drop in quality, which is sad, since I liked them a lot.

I also was never a big fan of Demons and Wizards, the Jon Schaffer / Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)-coop-project, which is strange, since I like Blind Guardian even more than Iced Earth. I guess building a supergroup does not necessarily yield super-success.
No. 39771
Personally I love D&W, at least the first album, it has a personal connection to me but I also like the music on its own merits. I think the path of discovery for me was Iced Earth -> D&W -> Blind Guardian, all in a short timeframe, and like you I also like BG more than IE. Anyway the first DW album has the edginess of late '90s Iced Earth/Schaffer with Hansi Kürsch's voice on it, so I love it. Poor Man's Crusade is a real stomper of a song, it reminds me of Another Holy War and Precious Jerusalem thematically. One of my all time favourite albums, even controlling for the memories attached to it.
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I just found this song and it's amazing. The Modern Lovers are described as proto-punk, and while this was recorded in the early 1970's, it could easily be mistaken for modern indie rock.

The Modern Lovers -Hospital

tbh, the entire album is worth listening to:

The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

The Modern Lovers - Pablo Picasso

Love the lyrics on that last one:

Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso
He could walk down your street
And girls could not resist his stare and
So Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole
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One month later, I'm still captivated by God's Own Medicine.

For those unaware, The Mission is a British Goth band formed by Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams after falling out with Andrew Eldritch and leaving The Sisters of Mercy. In a way, they could be considered (if you're uncharitable) a diet version of The Cult in that they started playing Gothic music that had an edge and would later transition to radio-friendly Hard Rock without going Grunge or Glam. Goth purists would hate them for being sell outs while Hard Rock enthusiasts would probably consider them too wussy especially when compared to Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., Dokken or Skid Row. Critics panned The Mission for their kitsch, melodramatic lyrics that even sound vaguely homoerotic to me, but fuck me, that groovy bassline on "Wasteland" and haunting arrangements on "Severina" are infectious.

Am I the only one?
No. 40019 Kontra
I should note that The Mission's Hard Rock phase was brief and confined to only one album before returning to their signature style of Goth Rock whereas The Cult permanently transitioned towards Hard Rock by the time they released Electric, so perhaps comparing the two bands isn't entirely fair despite the former opening for the latter.
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Wasteland was a great song to start this thread, but with Severina you convinced me to hear the full album. Great stuff, I can see why it grabbed hold of you. In listening to their follow up albums, Children and Carved in Sand, neither have matched God's own Medicine. Although there were a number of tracks that stood out-including Deliverance and Amelia(fair warning, the subject matter of the latter track is abuse, and may be disturbing). While Fabienne lacked a driving hook, the music was beautiful.

The Mission - Fabienne

I also enjoyed this Aerosmith cover:

The Mission-Dream On

And I just have to mention this one from the album Masque. I'll confess that I didn't actually go this far forward into their discography, but skipping ahead I landed on She Conjures Me Wings. It's quite a departure from their usual sound, but is a really fun track. I can't believe they didn't release this as a single:

She Conjures Me Wings
No. 40108
still can't get over how great this scene was and how well the song works here

No. 40676
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In continuation from the developing music discussion in the journal thread >>40656

Regarding rap, I mostly listen to Moscow Death Brigade, but I've stumbled across some alright-sounding German music too through various labels. Audiolith has a breddy good lineup at the moment. I quite like Pöbel MC's sound even though I don't speak a lick of German.

Also, MDB's new album, 'Bad Accent Anthems', came out. It's not bad. I wouldn't say it's as good as Boltcutter, but it's got some good tracks on it.
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Still need to check out the rest of their discography, but thanks for the links. I'll admit to having trepidation because it's often that bands lose their creative mojo on their subsequent releases. Just found out the song "Amelia" was inspired by a fan who was relating a story of her traumatic childhood to the band. Inspired by such openness, the band wrote a song dedicated to the woman.

On another note, it's no secret I'm an unironic fan of Christian Metal despite being secular and agnostic. Often, it's tempting to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, and even competent bands pale in comparison to their secular counterparts, but on occasion, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface. I've previously sang the praises of Saviour Machine and Paramæcium, both of who have produced classics that even the staunchest atheist could enjoy musically.

And then, there are some bands who have produced some of the quirkiest Metal I've laid ears on. Enter Christian thrashers Torn Flesh or what would happen if Common Filth formed a Metal band:

Ever the lover of outsider music, I discovered the band's backstory courtesy of Tim Lybarger's fanpage for Torn Flesh that features a bio, lyrics, photos, interview, memorabilia and more:

The band's origins are not too dissimilar to many others, but have the added twist of fundamentalist Christians performing music long associated with The Beast. Fresh out of high school in 1982, Greg Hudson yearned to perform extreme music for young minds, but was thoroughly disgusted by the lifestyles promoted by mainstream Rock bands. Greg would meet up with likeminded individuals and form Psalms 150 Ministries to both release music and spread the Gospel. After recording a few demos and appearing on a few compilations in the Christian Metal underground, the band would release their first and only full-length LP Crux of the Mosh.

Blistering power chords and thrashy tremolos are punctuated by Greg's unconventional style where he unleashed a torrent of lyrics completely out of rhythm like an auctioneer on speed. Perhaps not too coincidentally, Greg Hudson sounds suspiciously like Greg Turkington from Faxed Head, but that's another story. Much like the band's contemporaries, the lyrics feature clunky and inept sloganeering that ranges from gobsmackingly inane to unintentionally hilarious, which includes a diss track called "World Pollution" aimed at several leading Metal bands from the '80s like WASP, Venom, Ratt, Slayer, Skid Row and Mötley Crüe. And then, there's the tortured metaphor that fuels "Man's Best Friend" that compares people rejecting God and Jesus to cruel pet owners who abuse their pooches. No matter what the intentions may be, likening the highest authority and sole source of divinity to a domesticated animal diminishes the power such a being commands.

In spite of all that, there's something charming and even admirable about Torn Flesh's crusade. The band's revolt against the masses expressed through performative proselytism comes across as very Punk in terms of pure, uninhibited self-expression on one's own terms no matter what others think, including their immediate peers. I admire dedication to one's convictions in music and art where the expression make performers transcend their perhaps immediately lackluster means and become something much more powerful.

Final note: to performers of Christian "Black" Metal, why bother? Unlike other genres of Metal that are open to interpretation, that scene strictly belongs to your most dedicated and fervent enemies. Taken for what it is, Christian "Black" Metal is music performed by Lambs playing in the dark or perhaps playing at the dark. Depending on how charitable I feel, it is either a nonsensical paradox or misbegotten novelty no more worthy of respect than a self-professed vegan willfully employed by Armour Franks would be.
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Very nice song about being shy:
No. 40748

So good, some sort of lofi synthpop in Spanish

And the girl is just way too cute
No. 40751
The Berserk ‘97 soundtrack is so fucking good

No. 40753
Noice, Hirasawa's pretty dope

Apropos Japanese soundtracks, been digging this lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOxJ5NpIy8
By Kota Hoshino/freQuency, the From Software composer/band
No. 40774
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Here burning soundtracks.

Probably Apocalypse Now OST is the record I've listened the most in my whole life. Probably 200 times.

How burning the Incidental music OST from Dawn of The Dead (the good one) "I never treated a woman right ♪"
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A dark ambient drone doom netlabel I did not know. It's Russian, so it can be glorious.
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>Apropos Japanese soundtracks, been digging this lately: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWOxJ5NpIy8
>By Kota Hoshino/freQuency, the From Software composer/band

Very cool track. I've never played armored core though. From Software are the Dark Souls guys right?

>Noice, Hirasawa's pretty dope

Yeah it's funny, a friend of mine sent me the original version of Berserk - Forces by Hirasawa and I ended up listening to it like 200 times last week. This actually caused me to look into the '97 anime and now I'm on volume 11 of the manga. But the guy who originally showed me the song is just a Hirasawa fan who's never watched or read Berserk.
No. 40797
Anyone here have any favorite videogame soundtracks? It shouldn't come as a surprise that Guilty Gear, King of Fighters and (early) Mega Man X franchises altogether forged my undying love for Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, but other games have phenomenal scores that hold up years later.

I'd like to dedicate this post to my favorite fighting game franchise: The King of Fighters

King of Fighters '94 has the weakest OST/AST of all the games, including '97 which relies heavily on field recordings and background noise for some of the fights. It doesn't help that the Ikari Warriors first theme's chords was directly lifted from "Surprise! You're Dead" by Faith No More:

The best theme belongs to the Japan team which was then reused in KOF98:

The few non-Rock tracks are okay, but largely pedestrian and forgettable. '94 was also the rare moment where the arranged soundtrack sounded worse than the original soundtrack. Just compare the OST and AST for the Rugal Bernstein fight. The arranged version has these utterly stupid, dissonant samples that disrupt the flow and undermine the intended effect of intensity needed for a final boss battle:

The soundtrack to King of Fighters '95 was a marked improvement in all regards, including production values that gave the tracks a much needed boost. Being the rockist I am, "Desert Requiem" easily stands out as my personal favorite, especially the arranged version. Even thinking about it sends chills down my spine:

Those who like Jazz will likely enjoy the Rival Team's theme:

Not a fan of EDM, but the theme for Rugal wasn't half bad either. The beat coupled with the mean guitar fit the mood of riding a nuclear missile silo's elevator as its launch is commencing, emphasizing the urgency to win the battle and stop the madman from raining atomic death upon the world:

And then, comes King of Fighters '96, featuring some of the best tracks in the entire franchise which includes my personal favorite final boss theme. Absolutely no track here disappoints. All the Rock songs hit the right notes and serve as perfect scores for an intense and vicious street fight:

King of Fighters '97 experimented with field recordings and ambient background noises for some of the fights, leading to considerably fewer characters having songs dedicated to them. Even so, the tracks here are on almost on par with '96 and easily eclipse the first two installments' respective soundtracks:

King of Fighters '98 borrows heavily from all the previous installments, but presents more than a few unique tracks and remixes:

The soundtrack to King of Fighters '99 is neck and neck with '96 and '98 for personal favorites. Although less Rock-based than previous soundtracks, the songs here kick major ass:

Sadly, 2000 and 2001 just don't do it for me, but 2002: Ultimate Match is great. Those familiar with my taste can easily see why this one would rank highly, although the production on some of the tracks is somewhat obnoxious. Nice reference to James Bond on the Agents Team soundtrack:
No. 40798
mine are

turrican 2:

das schwarze auge - schicksalsklinge:

and the gta vice city soundtrack.
No. 40799
i forgot

chambers of shaolin by jochen hippel
No. 40803
>Anyone here have any favorite videogame soundtracks?
I think I wouldn't even care about music if not for videogames. It all started with absolutely awesome soundtracks of Contra and Battletoads & Double Dragon that rocked the socks off of six-years-old me:

Then there was Sega Megadrive which had a lot of games with nice music. My favorite is probably Golden Axe 3, especially the BGM for Ride the Whirlwind stage:

As for PC, there is of course the soundtrack of Heroes of Might and Magic III, which is the perfect fantasy game soundtrack, IMO:

Music from Unreal Engine based games, like UT and Deus Ex:

And anything by Frank Klepacki:

I'd also like to mention a really underrated soundtrack for Commandos II:

There are tons of games with great music. Castlevania series, Touhou series, original Painkiller, game scores by Inon Zur, Jeremy Soule, Jesper Kyd (although these three mostly do orchestral shit which I dislike, I make an exception for them), Fallout 1/2 dark ambient tracks, and so on.
No. 40805
>Jesper Kyd
really talented guy. before he went orchestral he used to compose nice synth based tunes as a member of a then renowned warez/demoscene group.
No. 40807
Speaking of Jesper Kyd and classic consoles.
Jesper Kid used to be a demoscene composer and a rave music aficionado, he made some absolutely amazing soundracks for the Genesis / Mega Drive FM chip:
Both games had amazing visuals, due to being made by demoscene people.
Also, in the Red Zone track you can hear the same motifs as Blood Money soundtrack which he also did.
No. 40809
Halo soundtracks are kino in both form and in the way they're used. First up you get ebin mixes of choir and orchestral music with guitar riffs, but the sound design in-game means that most of the time there's no music except when it's used to set a tone. Halo 3's is the peak if you ask me.

I'm a big fan of the ODST one too, the sax and ambient rain sounds is noice.

I also have a fondness for WWII video game soundtracks. I use them a lot while writing content for Operation Whitebox.
No. 40881
>I think I wouldn't even care about music if not for videogames. It all started with absolutely awesome soundtracks of Contra and Battletoads & Double Dragon that rocked the socks off of six-years-old me

Indeed. Videogames inspired my love for music. I no longer game like I used to, but I'll revisit game soundtracks to take a trip down memory lane, arranged or original.

Funny you mention Battletoads & Double Dragon for the NES. Despite having half the technical capabilities, the soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES:

My favorite game soundtracks apart from the previously mentioned KOF series: Xardion (pure nostalgia here), Guilty Gear: The Missing Link, Guilty Gear XX, Manhunt, Contra III: The Alien Wars, Mortal Kombat II, Eternal Champions: Challenge from the Darkside, Killer Instinct, Resident Evil (1996), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (SNES), Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyūshutsu Emaki / The Legend of the Mystical Ninja, Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, Goemon's Great Adventure, Bomberman 64, Bomberman Hero, Star Fox, Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Samurai Spirits II, Samurai Spirits III, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Zero 3, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man IV, Mega Man X, Mega Man X3, Rival Schools: United by Fate, Project Justice, Batman Returns (SNES)

No. 40882 Kontra
*the NES soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES

polite kontra
No. 40883
NES have 5-channels chip where each channel can produce only one type of wave, thus everything on NES sounds kind of same.
SNES have actual compicated system of chips by sony that allowing instead of any syntasis it's allow custom digital samples, in styler of Amiga but with 8 channels.
However, since samples themselfs are very compressed, board with this sound sistem almost separate from console etc. it creates a lot of wierd effects on the way like "bathtub" effect.
No. 40884
>Funny you mention Battletoads & Double Dragon for the NES. Despite having half the technical capabilities, the soundtrack sounds so much better than the weak sauce score for SNES
Haven't played BT&DD on SNES, but the Megadrive port just seemed... I dunno, wrong to me. Sprites and palette were kinda messy, music wasn't right, and even controls somehow felt odd despite that they shouldn't have been different (probably because of the Megadrive gamepad). And the port of the original Battletoads was similar, IIRC. I guess all the ports of Battletoads games to next-gen consoles were half-assed. Good thing that the proper remake of the first game for SNES (Battletoads in Battlemaniacs) turned out to be pretty damn great.

>Contra III: The Alien Wars
Hm, I can't remember its soundtrack. I need to play it seriously someday, it was a great game. By the way, you should check out the soundtrack of Contra: Hard Corps if you haven't already: it's easily among the kickassiest Megadrive soundtracks (unless you're allergic to techno, that is).

>Mega Man
Ah yes, it's the kind of 8bit/16bit music that just begs to be metalized.
I'd like to say that I'm really glad that emulators exist. Not only they allow me to revisit the games that are nostalgic, but they also let me play the classic that I missed on back then for some reason. In the 90s we were limited to 8bit games pirated by the Chinese, so the only "Mega Man" game I saw then was the Darkwing Duck hack with the DW sprite replaced by the sprite of Mega Man. Yeah. Later I was able to try actual Mega Man games from NES thanks to emulators, and I thought that if I could play them when I was a kid, they would blow my mind. As for the SNES, it wasn't popular at all in Eastern Slavlands (I only saw it in TV ads, and in my whole life I knew exactly one guy who owned it), so I wasn't familiar with its awesome games (including Mega Man X, which is a perfect platforming scroll-shooter in every aspect, IMO) up until 2004 or so, when I discovered emulation.

>Street Fighter II
Yeah, that's the game where there are no bad tracks. Even the weaker ones (like Blanka's and Dhalsim's) are still really great and memorable. My favorite ones are probably Guile's, Ken's (although they totally stole the opening riff from Mighty Wings by Cheap Trick for it) and maybe Balrog's (the boxer dude) and Cammy's. The only thing I dislike about SFII music is that it increases the tempo and loses its melody when one of the fighters is close to KO. I don't remember whether this feature was in the original game or they introduced it in one of the numerous add-ons, but I'd prefer if the music would stay the same during the whole fight.

>Batman Returns (SNES)
The soundtrack for the NES version of Batman Returns is great too, which isn't surprising at all, because it was made by Konami back when it was actual Konami:
No. 40885
>Console music
Eeeh, NES Syntasis was very static and limited. I liked Castlevania NES ost, but best era of "synthesised" video game music was mostly late 80s early 90s sound cards and sound modules for PC, espessially. Of cource some of this sound modules like Roland ones costed same as whole new top console of the time, but still.

https://youtu.be/i3dB0qEcG20 - this is probably most known and most beautifull examples of it, however I have full collection of different vidja games soundtracks with best recording and sets of instruments if anyone want it.
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>vg music
What about this?

"Sound output is through a beeper on the machine itself, capable of producing one channel with 10 octaves."
No. 40894
I discovered Eleni Karaindrou through spotify and I can't stop listening.

I mean it was familiar and I'm sure I've heard eternity and day especially here and there, but I hadn't heard who was behind it. Also runs against my long-running notion of women making great pianists and terrible composers.
No. 40897

Been enjoying some of Paul Gilbert's instrumental stuff lately. I find that Gilbert has the best phrasing out of all the famous shred guitarists I've come across.
No. 40901
Dude's really cool. Although it's a bit weird to hear him strumming to "Wild World" after knowing that he did stuff like this:
But I guess it's just another way for him to show off his versatility.
No. 40902
Vice Project Doom is another favorite NES title of mine:

The music to the first stage would be perfectly rendered as a Power Metal song:
No. 40916
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Speaking of video game soundtracks, I really like the Stubbs The Zombie OST. Sometimes I listen to it standalone.
The modern renditions of 50s and 60s songs are really good, and the whole retrofuturistic parody of Americana was done way better than fo3, imo.
One of my earliest game purchases. Read about the game on IGROMANIA magazine and bought it after saving lunch money.
No. 40974
A while ago Ernst posted "Ingmar Burghardt". Thank you very much for that!
Because he sings poetry, the words tend to be spoken slowly and clearly. As a result, I have used this channel as a way to help my german pronunciation by "shadowing" the singer. I both pause the video and repeat the spoken line, as well as try to speak along with the singer.

One problem though, the uploader took some of the videos down (I assume as result of german youtube's strict behaviour and because people reported the videos). There was one poem though which I thoroughly enjoyed: "Kophtisches Lied" by Goethe.
It was a bit stupid of the uploader to have a political message during the video as the poem was pretty general and not directed to any political cause in particular (at least not in the poem itself).
Did Ernst save this video somewhere? Or does the uploader have some sort of video archive?
No. 40983
Yea, very cool thing for one-channel with limited modulation. Don't think you can copy it on PC speaker tho.

Some things I like from synthesised OSTs, don't know if there anyone who have similar tastes but still:
https://youtu.be/biU8ufIC8Vk - TES Arena ost on Yamaha MU100. Very like this ost, original TES1-2 composer did a great job delivering exeacly needed atmosphere for this games.
https://youtu.be/CqUCz7E1s90 - All 2.5 hour Daggerfall ost including unused and bonus tracks on Roland SC-55. Also very atmospheric thing. I missing this dark creepy ambientinc dungeons feels like in games like tes2 - they don't do such things anymore.
https://youtu.be/gUfGyfbzl9k - original Dune on Adlib Gold. Rare thing, nobody bothered almost do unique support for Adlib Gold besides Dune since card was failrue.
https://youtu.be/oPfqO2dctvo - Hexen on Roland JV-1010. On 00.14 seconds Winnowing Halls ost is pure gold in mine opinion.
https://youtu.be/fz1wlcZnhv8 - System shock 1. Pure gold from start, I think. This is one of games that never should be re-created, including it's music. Only this MIDI tracks can deliver this "hacker" experience it provided.
No. 40991
It's probably been me. Sadly I didn't save anything by him but lately he posted that he'd re-upload a lot of the old stuff soon.
You can leave him a message under another video and ask for that specific one, he is responsive and will surely be glad to hear about someone from overseas listening to his content.

In the meantime I can only supply you with the "Lied"-Version by Hugo Wolf and Fischer-Dieskau:

No. 40997
Guess I'll post a couple of vidya soundtrack stuff as well (with some vague genre descriptors):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxg5W5wKvLE ~ post-rock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm17vgmh854 ~ experimental electronic (by Kota Hoshino as well, incidentally)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGnTY85mmI ~ ambient
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqcANoctDF4 ~ funky rap?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3472Q6kvg0 ~ epic nu metal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tcf_FBbIRpM ~ bliss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKyB51o9AJg ~ creepy, some ambient, some new wave-ish stuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl1r3eiSJUY ~ a waltz? (way underrated game too)

That Megaman live performance is really cool

>From Software are the Dark Souls guys right?
Exactly, though Kota Hoshino didn't work on the DS soundtrack. Funnily enough, I've been recently playing Dark Souls and realized just how much it's inspired by Berserk. (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-uuR9B1gjQ) I guess I have to pick up the manga again, I don't exactly remember where I left off though.
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>Often, it's tempting to dismiss Christian Metal as commercialized dross marketed to an already willing-to-receive audience, and even competent bands pale in comparison to their secular counterparts, but on occasion, some masterpieces which happen to be monuments to each band's faith surface.

I've found that Christian-themed rap and hip hop is another area where the message can be personal, while the execution still rivals that of the best secular artists. That doesn't mean the music form is ideal for sharing your faith. The danger is that hip hop/rap can't help but draw attention to the performer. The lyrics are about Jesus, but it's still the clever rhymes which stand out to me, and not the subject of those lines. So it's a difficult task, to draw attention to yourself, and then redirect that gaze upward to God. Still, if the artist's devotion is sincere, then there is no reason they can't use this modern musical expresssion instead of a more traditional one.
While you mentioned the black metal scene as being a lost cause for Christians, I feel that the rap scene, while frequently dominated by songs about violence and lust, still retains a fanbase open to songs about more than just that(like me, I suppose) There are even some messages for which this genre is perfectly suited. Take "Make War" by Tedashii. Here, the aggression inherent in street corner bragging games, is smoothly directed to the enemy of believers: sin.

>I make war!/ Cause sin never sleeps/ It's got me in a trance/ You can see it in my dreams/ I make war!/ Man I beat my flesh/ To the death, every breath/ Like I beat my chest/ I make war/ Sun up/ I make war/ Sun down/ I make war/ Time in/ I make war/ Time out/ I make war/ Against lust/ Against pride/ Against me/ Until I die

Tedashii - Make War

And Christianity is loaded with stories and literary allusions which are fertile ground for lyrics. In this track, among refernces to the believer's eventual resurrection, is line about taking Communion:

>What you said? All that fame done gone to my head?/ Like that same power that save me/ Can't raise me from the dead/ They get me reading thinking bout keeping peace/ While I'm raging war on myself/ I'm feeling myself then I'm killing myself/ I'm sipping on blood and I'm chewing on flesh/ Just chill out we don't want to hear that mess/

Tedashii - Nothing I Can't Do ft. Trip Lee and Lecrae

Here's another of my favorites. The spin on oversized hip hop jewelery is a bit campy, but it has a great hook:

Jesus Piece - Gideonz Army Ft. T Haddy
No. 41644
ZUN, creator of the Touhou Project, used the SC-88Pro as his main composition device in the period between his PC98 games (YM2608 OPNA sound) and his later employment of DAWs to refine his MIDIs.

When used with the SC-88Pro, it is some of the richest MIDI sound I've heard. Though I imagine most people at the time didn't have the hardware to really appreciate it:
No. 41645
Being a Catholic School product, I've never understood people who went through that system and came out the other side as anything but jaded as fuck borderline church-burners.
No. 41657
My mother grew up in the Church, Catholic school and everything, but raised us away from it, while still passing on the faith. Maybe that was a good thing. I can't say I'm big on institutions, but instead choose to focus on the message-and the messenger- they were built upon. I'm going to find my way back into those pews eventually, though. Then we'll see how it goes, the prodigal son returns and all that.

Unrelated, but I just found this song and I love it:

Hot Rod Lincoln · Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen

My pappy said, "Son, you're gonna' drive me to drinkin'
If you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln"

Some of the lyrics in this one may be slightly related, but I'm not posting it for that. I'm posting it because it's a great song that is currently stuck in my head:

Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
No. 41658
My experience was a bunch of useless slobs with nothing going for them except the self-righteous bullshit about how some kiddy diddler putting some tapwater on their head makes them better than everyone else. Hell, they received no invite, but the school still couldn't resist sending along representatives to my old man's funeral back then, because you know, it's all about them wanting to show off how 'good' they are instead of respecting the wishes of the people running the damn show.

If you have a better experience, props. All I got was a bunch of hypocritical crypto-fascists trying to instill self-loathing and deference instead of pride and dignity. There were multiple teachers I would still lay the fuck out if I could get away with it, many years after graduation.
No. 41659
Don't get me wrong, high school was pretty fucking awesome on the whole looking back, but the place didn't sell their lifestyle very well.
No. 41676
It helps that Hip Hop has lots of spiritual MCs, be they Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and otherwise. If a MC wants to rap about Jesus, he can do it compellingly provided the beat rocks and the rhymes flow.

Boogiemosters's music might be for you:

You probably already know of Bushwick Bill, but towards the end of his career, he switched from Gangsta Rap to Christian Rap:

Personally, I preferred him rapping about thug life. Keep in mind his rhymes were far from divorced from his spiritual convictions. Indeed, he rapped plenty about Jesus as he covered everything from serial murder and kicking ass to sex and pimping. Not very godly, but memorable:

My favorite from him is rapping about kicking ass despite being a dwarf:

As you could surmrise, lyrical content is far from a dealbreaker for me. My problem with modern Hip Hop is entirely aesthetic, especially when the loss of sampling in mainstream Hip Hop production since the 2000s no thanks to copyright issues from the artists being sampled negatively impacted the quality of beats. Couple the problems with instrumentation with MCs getting less clever each passing year and you've removed any novelty the music once held for me. Seriously, are rappers today lyrically constipated? They can barely rhyme, and the few times they do, they string the same exact words over and over. Compare that to Scarface or Ice Cube who could flow like crazy:

As to your links, eh, not my style. The rhymes are kind of weak and the instrumentation on the beats is whack.
No. 41807
>It helps that Hip Hop has lots of spiritual MCs
True. DMX always stood out to me as particularly good at mixing violent street lyrics with a series of prayers. Talk about inner conflict; his music deals honestly with all of that stuff (He has a long string of arrests, but is now also a deacon). The Convo is a great example of this, as the lyrics talk about the environment which demands one thing, and the small whisper which asks for something else:

DMX - The Convo

Thanks for Boogiemonsters. I only knew Bushwick Bill casually-via Geto Boys, and a few random tracks-and wasn't aware of his turn towards Chriatian rap. My Testimony Of Redemption is a solid album. That man knew how to rhyme.

>Size Ain't Shit
Wow, that's a great one. Honestly, I can take either the thug life tracks, or those religious ones, depending on my mood.

>the loss of sampling in mainstream Hip Hop production since the 2000s
I hadn't realized sampling had declined. I guess my rap tastes have been stuck in the 90's-00's. That's a shame, beacuse it really can make or break a song. Just look at Puff Daddy sampling Led Zeppelin's Kashmir. The lyrics and delivery are fine, but the track only works because of the guitar. Jimmy page even played it live with him. I'm not usually a fan of live rap recordings, but this peformance is an exception:

Jimmy Page with Puff Daddy 1999 (Come With Me) live
No. 42211
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Somehow rediscovered The Bangles recently. Turns out that they have much better material than what they usually knows for - "Walk Like Egyptian" and "Manic Monday".
Their earlier stuff is really good and heavily influenced from the 60's.


And their last album from 2011 actually goes back to these 60's roots.


And overall after listening to all their albums on Spotify I can say that like 90% of their songs are absolutely brilliant, they are really underrated band and didn't get the fame that they actually deserve
No. 42325
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In today's episode of Hell Frozen Over, I discovered a Riot Grrrl band that's worth listening to: Smut

Metalpunk Catalan, you might wanna give these gals a listen because, like Life Cycle, they're takin' cues from Celtic Frost.


Blood, Smut and Tears is the 1993 debut from a Minnesota all-female four-piece band frequently lumped in with the Riot Grrrl crowd, and while nothing I would call inaccurate, lurking within their unexpectedly aggressive, brusque din is something that forbids it from completely adhering to that rather careless branding, and it's admittedly hard to lay a finger on. Call it Grunge, Hardcore and Celtic Frost-inspired Thrash thrown into a blender or imagine what would happen if Babes in Toyland started binging on meth and either description will bring you closer to describing Smut's sound.

Smut charges with more lethally straightforward Hardcore/Metal while their contemporaries' agendas (be it their immediate neighbors Babes in Toyland or their Washington-based analogues 7 Year Bitch) often tend toward more musically discordant Punk. The chunkier guitar tone generates an unusually thick wall of sound, one that stands tall and imposing around frantic "Emotional Suicide", roaring "Goodness No Grief", and bludgeoning top tune "No Sacrifice", and boasts more command than plenty of pure Metal releases out there. More importantly, of course, is how guitarist Dawn Miller augments this sound with a strangely urgent brutality (or brutal urgency) that I'm convinced is a style all her own.

Main vocalist Germaine Gemberling retains notes as often as she dashes them off, only without classic n’ tired pre-set bi-polar boundaries, and the paradox her calmly-elongated drawling builds within rhythmically-anxious "Alone" and album-opener "Cave" is as interesting as what her remaining sharp, afflictive style brings to “Object of Intentions” and “Emotional Suicide”. Somewhere at the center is a brief conversational monotone that only ambles through the slightly more conservative, yet combative "Take Back the Night". Backing and alternate vocals are also contributed by drummer Estelle Thielen, meanwhile Miller is unleashed all by her lonesome in "Women", resulting in the most vehement lung barrage on the disc.

In addition to vocals, Estelle Thielen is an enthusiastic drummer to say the least who never seems to fail in finding homes for a hundred wild fills, countless obscure and off-kilter beats and a dozen tracks worth of original, mind-of-their-own timing signatures, their stories readily told in "Take Back the Night", "Spirit" and "Baby Jack".

Blood, Smut and Tears, top to bottom, has proven to me to be an antithesis of boring, an opposite of lackadaisical and an antidote to the vaunted disease of ordinary. It's perpetually hot-headed, confrontational, and without compassion; always seems on the verge of becoming unhinged.
No. 42342
>jimmy page live
lucky guy. led zeppelin is by far my favorite rock band ever and i'll never see them live :-(
No. 42649
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hey thank you RAC Fantastic Man, I hope everything is all right

What I have been listening...


It's not music but for brave ears it can be! Yay wales!
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This is what you get when you have a fast PC, that you don't realize some kinds of things

Ugh I forgot I downloaded this, let's see how it is
No. 42831
Anyone got an idea what this song is about? I get the "longing for peace" stuff, but what exactly is she trying to say about the shot burger president? (maybe it's obvious for someone who knows the matter better, but I really don't know much else than that he was shot and had been a catholic)

>Shona Laing - (Glad I'm) Not A Kennedy


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Living on through politics
Body-guarded, heart in bits
A blue-eyed honesty
Indigo injury
The family tree is felled
Bereavement worn so well
Giving up on certainty
Wilderness society

Wearing the fame like a loaded gun
Tied up with a rosary
I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

Imagine being a Kennedy
Rule without remedy
To watch your family die
The world loves a sacrifice
Prophets longing for the three
Honoring the tragedy
They hunger for the crime
The privilege to take a life

Wearing the fame like a loaded gun
Tied up with a rosary
Ooh, I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

And is not peace basically
A matter of human rights?
The right to live out our lives
Without fear of devastation?
The right to breathe air
As nature provided it?
The right of future generations
To a healthy existence?
Let us if we can step back from
The shadows of war and seek out
The way of peace

I love the look in your eyes
I can see your soul sometimes and we laugh
When we try too hard we stop and start
Oh imagine being a Kennedy
I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

Wearing the fame like a loaded gun
Tied up with a rosary
I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

Imagine being a Kennedy
Ooh I'm glad I'm not a Kennedy

The cost of freedom is always high,
Yet one path we shall never choose
That is the path of surrender or submission.
When a man's way please the lord,
The scriptures tell us,
He maketh even his enemies
To be at peace with him'.
We will not prematurely or unnecessarily
Risk the course of worldwide nuclear war
In which even the fruits of victory
Would be ashes in our mouths
Ashes in our mouths
Ashes in our mouths
Ashes in our mouths
No. 42833
2,3 MB, 1:39
Perhaps a more refined and milder worded version of the Misfits Bullet?
No. 43366
Been listening to Life Without Buildings recently. Hard to describe the genre, Scotland saw many bands emerge in the 2000s that lyrically take you on a rambling path, Arab Strap is another example.


I have no idea on how well this will sound to foreign ears, it's also post/math-rock I guess.
No. 43367
Love the lyrical style, thanks.
The first video was showing as unavailable for me. Maybe that's only happening with US IPs, but I found another upload.

Life Without Buildings-Sorrow
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There was a brief time in the early 2000s (pre-imageboards) where Newgrounds was perhaps the edgiest site on the internet along with shock sites like Stile Project, Rotten and Ogrish. Twas one of my earliest experiences using the internet apart from browsing various fansites of whatever I was into at the time. My friends and I spent hours playing flash games. Most of them have aged horribly, but they still hold some nostalgic value. Those games were quite raw and full of sound effects/music lifted from other games, but it was fun picking out the sources. Even funner was discovering all those independent musicians from mp3.com (RIP) developers would source their soundtracks from.

One of the bands I discovered thanks to the Love Hina Sim Date RPG (don't ask) was The Superjesus whose song "Over and Out" was featured at the closing credits:

Sadly, the music from that album isn't available anywhere in North America, but it was thanks to that little game that I discovered the rest of their discography. The music is archetypal radio-friendly Alt Rock/Post-Grunge I wouldn't have listened to twice had I been less impressionable, but that band was a part of my early journey through the internet.

Other favorite songs:

Any other favorite bands you discovered during the era of Web1.0/early Web2.0?
No. 43764
>Any other favorite bands you discovered during the era of Web1.0/early Web2.0?

I was introduced to Broken Social Scene by a girl on a forum I used to use as a teenager. She was older so naturally I was like a lost puppy:

Shame that forum was deleted. It was fun to go back years later and laugh at my own stupid jokes. Although maybe for the best.
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<Any other favorite bands you discovered during the era of Web1.0/early Web2.0?
>be 1 year old computer user
>hear i can download music with kaazaa or some other p2p thing (time is a some years napster came out)
>download stuff i know from the radio like full CRAWWWWWLING IN MY SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIN album
>randomly download some more music by typing random words in search box
>from system of a down (also knew from the radio), find -=MuDvAyNe=- [sic] - L.D.50
>w0w this is good. burn to CD and listen on walkman, later put on 128MB MP3 player
>listen on the way to school, while doing community service, while walking in the city, etc
>much urban wow
>eh isnt this CP or something illegal on the album cover whats with that. whatever
to this day i have not found much better music, and i listen to thousands of artists. i also discovered in flames by typing "flame" in the search bar in kaazaa, another one of my favorite bands (up to the album before come clarity)
i also found some band with "jade" in the name, to this day i cant remember what the name is. and lost it the month after from the yearly HDD crash. it sounded like a coy light rock style small band like your "Superjesus" band
No. 43877
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If you've actively listened to and sought out Rock music long enough, chances are you've encountered the nebulous term of derision called "Butt Rock". It originates from braindead radio station DJs plugging their programs with the catchphrase, "Nothing BUT Rock!" Overtime, listeners would refer to these dreadful playlists of popular Hard Rock music at the time as Butt Rock.

So what is Butt Rock exactly? The term continues to be contested as tastes differ from person to person, but genres almost universally included are commercially-oriented Hard Rock and Hard Alternative, especially Post-Grunge and Nü-Metal. No one knows for sure who to blame, but the quintessential Butt Rock bands are Nickelback, Creed and 3 Doors Down along with has-beens like Limp Bizkit, Mudvayne and Staind. Some listeners even include overindulgent '70s Glam bands and '80s Hair Metal, but those guys were capable of making mindblowing music. If you ask me, the problem started with Alice in Chains (as much as I like them, they inspired scores of bad imitators), Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots along with wannabes like Silverchair, Bush and Candlebox. It also become the predominant form of Christian Alternative, featuring content that could give the churchgoing youth something to listen to without upsetting the local pastor.

Common themes among Butt Rock bands include, but are in no ways limited to, generic "heavy" sounding guitar tones, simple verse/chorus song structure, overwrought emotionalism, ostentatious yet inauthentic machismo, strained attempts at being philosophical / poetic / introspective, dreadful yarling, harmonized vocals and more. Perhaps the heaviest critique levied at Butt Rock is the lack of originality. Butt Rock makes no such pretenses of originality and proudly plays formulaic Rock music. That said, you don't need to proverbially reinvent the wheel to make compelling music.

So tell me, what do you think of Butt Rock? Are there any bands you like in spite of their association with the term?
No. 43879
I don't get why you classify grunge bands as Alice In Chains or Pearl Jam as the "beginning of buttrock". I barely see anything in common between them and the bands one can find in the image you posted.
No. 43882
Largely because AiC and Pearl Jam both featured harmonized vocals and yarling respectively as well as staying within the confines of verse/chorus structure. Songwriting also wasn't a strong point for either band, and songs like "Down in a Hole" was clearly about Layne being unable to get high. Those guys also strictly adhered to the verse/chorus structure, but what separated them from the bands that followed was their ability to do much more with the verse/chorus structure. The strong focus on instrumentation is also why they're praised much more than those that came after. In other words, they still rocked. Not only do Butt Rock bands slavishly conform to the verse/chorus structure with little deviation, they generally emphasize their vocalists to the point the instrumentation does little more than serve as perfunctory background noise. When you have scores of vocalists without any identifiable character to separate one from the other, the music all becomes a formless mass of indistinguishable shit.

And, to emphasize, fucking yarling. This is a joke, but goddamn, it applies to so many bands:
No. 43883
>Are there any bands you like in spite of their association with the term?
I suppose Seether would qualify as Butt Rock, and I like them. Shaun Morgan is so good at impersonating Kurt Cobain that I can't help but appreciate it. Other than that, a handful of songs from other bands have made it into my permanent collection. Nickleback's "Rockstar", for instance, is a fun one. I used to listen to more from Creed, but that list has been narrowed to basically "What If". Their overwrought emotionalism(to borrow your phrase) was good for the moment, but failed to create an enduring attachment. Staind, on the other hand, pefected that emotionalism, and the result was a more lasting appeal. I still listen to their songs "Ouside" and "It's Been Awhile".

Seether - Remedy

Kurt Cobain & Shaun Morgan Voice Comparison

Creed - What If
No. 44311
Metal Genre Power Rankings...according to me.

>Heavy Metal / NWOBHM
>Thrash Metal
>Black Metal
>Doom Metal
>Old School Death Metal
>Death/Doom Metal

>US Power Metal
>'80s German Power Metal
>Speed Metal
>Sludge Metal

>Folk/Viking/Pagan Metal
>Gothic Metal
>Metal-oriented Grindcore
>Heavier Glam Metal
>Groove Metal
>'90s Metalcore
>Neoclassical Metal
>Progressive Metal
>Stoner Metal

>Drone Metal
>Flower Metal (or saccharine late '90s/2000s-era Euro Power Metal)
>Funeral Doom Metal
>Medieval Folk Metal
>Industrial Metal
>Melodic Death Metal
>Technical Death Metal

>Modern Metalcore, especially Melodic Metalcore
>Symphonic Metal
>Brutal Death Metal
>Slam Death Metal
>"Alternative" Metal / Hard Alternative

>Nu-Metal (I don't hate it, but Metal, it isn't)
No. 44329
Hm, why did you put Doom under God-tier and Funeral with Drone under Low? Aren't those adjacent styles? Although I don't know much about them since I don't like them and don't listen to them (the only Doom/Drone/whatever band I like is The Angelic Process, and I'm not even sure if they are actually Doom). The gap between different flavors of Death is quite big too. Personally I'd put regular Death under mid probably, together with MDM, and Technical and Brutal under low. Actually, I would put MDM slightly higher than regular Death, but not a tier higher.
No. 44340
I don't consider "Trad" Doom to be a thing except if you're going to refer to post-2000s bands modeled after the first wave of Doom Metal bands. I explained in the previous thread what Doom Metal is:

As to what distinguishes Doom Metal from Funeral Doom and Drone, well, everything from compositional grammar to pacing, tempo, phrasing, guitar tone and even aesthetics distinguish all three of them. Funeral Doom may be a derivative form of Doom Metal, but rest assured, it has little to do with its ancestor. Funeral Doom features plodding, dirge-like riffs often coupled with keyboards to capture a funereal atmosphere, hence the name. They're all consistently slow tempo.

Drone Metal, on the other hand, is Metal in only the loosest interpretation of the term. Those bands barely have riffs, and they frequently abscond with percussion. The music is guided by guitars that only craft purely atmospheric heavy music built on droning riffs, hence the name.

Of course, a song is worth a thousand words, so I'll let these songs define what Doom Metal is:
https://youtu.be/IZUm0BPjlLI (warning: nudity)
https://youtu.be/nZ62Mewedbs (ditto)

Why do I consider Doom Metal superior to Funeral Doom and Drone Metal? Everyone has a different standard for their ideals, but for me, the crushing riffs, ominous lyrics and tempo hit all the right notes. Doom Metal is much more focused on riff-guided passages with crushing riffs that nonetheless rock out hard whereas Funeral Doom and Drone put a premium on atmosphere at the expense of the overall music. As a consequence, Funeral Doom and Drone Metal are plodding, dull and gratingly dirge-like. To me, both genres are Death/Doom stripped of any redeeming qualities.

That said, I do have favorites from Funeral Doom and Drone Metal.

Funeral Doom favorites:

Drone favorites:
No. 44342 Kontra
I should note that, by "don't consider to be a thing," I mean that the term "Traditional Doom Metal" is redundant and meaningless. "Traditional Doom" is just Doom, but if you have to force the term into existence to distinguish Doom Metal from the subgenres that share "Doom" in the name, then I think it should only refer to Doom Metal bands that formed after the year 2000.

Polite kontra.
No. 44359 Kontra
>Stoner mid tier not above
>Pagan/Viking also mid tier not below
This is objectively wrong.

t. used to listen to metal
No. 44372
Stoner Metal is wildly inconsistent for me, hence the mid-tier ranking. Bands like Sleep, Kylesa or Elder are all incredible, but so many other bands are just painfully mediocre, especially Electric Wizard. Holy shit, are they overrated. Despite all the rave reviews, Dopethrone is a colossal bore with "Funeralopolis" and the title track as the only highlights of note. Boris, High on Fire and Kyuss are all tripe for hipsters and yuppies.

As to Folk Metal, my thoughts here:

I largely suspect late '90s / 2000s Folk Metal music was popular with people who liked the notion of Metal but weren't keen on bands celebrated by metalheads. Every defining facet from the ultra clean production values to the simple chugs and epic Power Metal riffs all catered to those people's tastes and sensibilities. I would be less charitable, but the early days of the genre are worth noting.

It's certainly better than garbage like Feuerschwanz, Subway to Sally or In Extremo. In my view, only Obsequiae is deserving of the title Medieval Metal as their music captures the mood much better than any of those bands:

Other Viking/Folk Metal favorites: Bathory, Borknagar, Empyrium, Skyclad, Cruachan, Waylander, Ñu, Mägo de Oz, Jaldaboath, Грай [Grai], Руян [Ruyan], Молат [Molat], Темнозорь [Temnozor']
No. 44373
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Do you have additional recommendations for Stoner, Doom and Thrash Metal? Your opinions seem based on extensive experience.
No. 44382
Prepare thyself. To me, the quintessential Doom Metal albums are:

Stoner Metal essentials:

Thrash Metal is going to be its own post because I've got tons of recommendations.

*Weedeater might be a hipster darling, but I'm not gonna knock that album because that's where they did everything right. Weedeater sounds like a metallic, fuzzy version of Southern Rock, which is more or less how Southern Metal should sound as opposed to tripe like Texas Hippie Coalition. Contributing to their identity are the riffs are divorced from any of the conventions found in Stoner, Sludge or Doom bands. Sadly, Southern Metal isn't a true genre, so I suppose "Stoner Metal" will be the only appropriate tag for the band.
No. 44387
Sorry for the delay, but as you will see, this is quite a beastly list.

Thrash Metal recommendations by genre.

Thrash Metal:

Crossover Thrash:

Technical Thrash:

No. 44388 Kontra
I know I'm failing to name everything I know and love, but just for shits and giggles:
No. 44389
>Subway to Sally or In Extremo
i like folk, chanson etc. and am not a big fan of either sts or in extremo personally, because for my taste they both sound way too "mainstream" these days. however subway to sally and in extremo are still good bands and not "garbage", particularly in extremo's live shows have always been well made and entertaining. also, they don't play metal. it's an own genre, which is probably mostly popular in germany, and is influenced by early/late 1970s/early 1980s european folk, rock and industrial bands e.g. tri yann, malicorne, ougenweide, einstürzende neubauten as well as actual medieval poems and folk songs or even older motifs of germanic or celtic origin. musically it's got not much to do with "pagan metal", "viking metal" etc., since e.g. in extremo use real traditional instruments, self-designed tone and noise generators as well as lyrics in old high german and musical elements of old folk music and mix it all with their particular style of rock music. on the other hand "pagan metal" or "viking metal" bands usually play chords and melodies that may sound pagan to them and their fans, but don't have actual historic roots. note i'm not saying "pagan metal" is bad music. i actually do like e.g. falkenbach and abbath's side project "i" is awesome, too. i've never really liked bathory though.

also, i absolutely hate the anglo/american OBSESSION with "vikings" and "nordic". i hate it so god damn much. under every yt video that has remotely something to do with scandinavia there are numerous anglos worshipping vikings for some reason. i don't even read yt comments often, but the yt recommendation algorithm also seems to favor MUH VIKINGS.
>i have actually x percent viking heritage
>VIKINGS discovered the USA
>VIKINGS used to rule Great Britain
>watch some swedish woodworker talking about woodworking using an axe only - youtube recommends over 9000 videos about VIKINGS
>watch a video about some norwegian dude sailing alone from trondheim to shetland - youtube recommends over 9000 videos about REAL VIKINGS
>watch any random video about european medieval and migration period history - youtube recommends a series about VIKINGS
and so on and so forth, it's really annoying.
No. 44394
RACBernd, you are the biggest autist ever, which is why we love you so much even though your taste in music is vile.
No. 44401
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"Make us die-slowly-nuclear winter"!
No. 44402
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"na na nu nu nu na make your testament-nuclear winter!"
No. 44403
yeah indeed

>>RAC Bernd #post

I did not realize you made such an encyclopedia RAC Bernd, man, now how I'm going to listen to all this.

>late 80s when Doom starts being a real murderer
I had lots of fun listening to Necro Schizma from Netherlands, early 90s. Delirium with a record called "Zooouh" or something like that, more sophisticated, sure.

>what else

I'm listening a lot WMRI, fantastic electronic music from Russia. You can find it in archive.org. Ambient, berlin school, personality personality. A fave is -> https://archive.org/details/wmri-area-view <- Masterpis
No. 44410
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The way Tom Angelripper enunciates English is just so delightfully German. On Agent Orange, his awkward stresses are even more noticeable.



>I did not realize you made such an encyclopedia RAC Bernd, man, now how I'm going to listen to all this.

Oh, Catalan. I could regale you with tons of Metal demos and still have more to go. In the odd chance we should ever meet, I would spend the day with you drunk listening to Amebix, Hellbastard, Mentors and The Raunchous Brothers.

As I said, I was going to miss out on recommendations, but that would just monopolize the thread and prevent others from butting in. Not too many people on Ernst have even half as much interest in Extreme Metal as we do, especially '80s and '90s stuff.

Just to round off the list for Austria and whoever else may be interested, I'll leave you with these. This should be a sufficient introduction to quality Thrash Metal. It is my favorite genre of Extreme Metal. Special mention for Dream Death as it is the perfect fusion of Celtic Frost-esque Thrash with Death/Doom Metal.

- Solstice (USA) - Pray for the Sentencing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kWlLgpw4bNu_GXeOO9FX5R7Y0ysO5nLlg
- Dream Death - Journey into Mystery: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_kUF1kHioQ7nHe_MpQ6iN7o4I8d7UnYKUc
- Assorted Heap - Mindwaves: https://youtu.be/sexTIbRkflY

>Necro Schizma

That one slipped under my radar. I'll be sure to investigate as our tastes are generally well aligned.

Just for you, I will leave you with this demo of forgotten Bay Area Thrash that caught my ear hours ago. It's delightfully fierce.

- Damnakleez - Angel of Evil: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqytfNFx9GhxEWDlJsh-Zln6VgRMdWHCD
No. 44411

Listened to 2 albums from The Streets today, nostalgia'd hard and felt a lot better for it
No. 44802
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I enjoyed Invasion by John 5 and the Creatures. John 5 is the guitarist who plays with Rob Zombie, but this music is less metal, and more rock. Also, much like Buckethead's work, instead of lyrics you just get more guitar :D. There are also a few songs which display John 5's country music influences. Howdy stands out to me as the best of that group.

I Want It All - John 5 and The Creatures

Crank It - Living With Ghosts - John 5 and The Creatures

No. 44956

Damn this stuff goes hard, starts out with some metal riffs, then goes on into a whacky saxophone solo and so on, madness for sure
No. 45008
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You posted something really nice RAC, thank you very much, I don't know what to reply in a sensible manner, I only put outbursts here. I'll guess something. Ah yes: do you use Soulseek?
No. 45009
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>search for a pic in gougle images for "zero tolerance"...
>heh the grey wolves one is in 1st page
>"This release has been blocked from sale in the marketplace. It is not permitted to sell this item on Discogs."




No. 45026
>do you use Soulseek

As a matter of fact, I do.

Right now, I'm unable to use it meaningfully, but once things return to normal, I'm going right back on it.

What's your username?
No. 45038
Thanks to the youtube algorithm I discovered the Jungle-genre. It's glorious.
Literally every single song has the same base line (amen-stop) but they still sound good :DDD
Every single fucking song has the amen-stop. No exceptions. It's not jungle otherwise.

It's what I'd call perfect work-music.
No. 45039
There area few other breaks one sampled track is also played on the radio in GTA San Andreas on thta funk station, you have vocal chops in that one, can't find a jungle example rn, the (chopped) amen is by far the most famous and used one though.

Also 90s dirty jungle is best jungle
No. 45044
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My favourite musical discovery of 2020, Khruangbin, released a new album recently.
No. 45400
ehhhh sorry for not noticing your message!

Today I've been listening to Putrevore and Bolt Thrower and this record from AC/DC covers: veri nais!

No. 45416
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Lately i really like to listen through recordings of the KCRW Broadcast. A radio Show by Henry Rollins who plays great music most of the time and tells nice stories every now and then. He also has guests sometimes.
Can recommend. 10/10 music.

No. 45432
>Henry Rollins

Where do I know that name from? Let's as Wikipedia...

>He had recurring dramatic roles in the second season of Sons of Anarchy, in the final seasons of the animated series The Legend of Korra as Zaheer, and has also had roles in several films.

Hooo boy, that voice also makes music? His performance gave me goosebumps in Korra. Guess I'll have to check this out, thanks.
No. 45439
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I recently discovered Canadian singer/songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. I would describe his music as country, mixed with a little folk rock, containing strong-usually sad- lyrics and storytelling. But more than that, there is a bit of an edge/irony to those lyrics, and that's what really caught my ear:

Fred Eaglesmith - 105

Fred Eaglesmith - Seven Shells

Mighty Big Car

Benchseat Baby(Live)

I prefer his faster songs, but some of his slower tracks are amazing:

Fred Eaglesmith - Cigarette Machine

I found them this past year as well, via KEXP(a great source for live music, so long as you don't mind clicking through some not-so-great stuff). I listened to that set, as well this Pitchfork show-very laid back:

Khruangbin @ Villain | Pitchfork Live

No. 45440
He's one of the most influential figures in 80s hardcore punk

No. 45448 Kontra
Henry Rollins is heinously overrated. Even more so than Jello Biafra. That said, Damaged, My War and Slip It In are good albums. Still prefer Jealous Again, though.

Side note: he now looks like a lesbian dodgeball coach.
No. 45459
What about Joe Strummer? I don't know much about punk rock and neither do I care about it, but Joe seems like a pretty cool guy.
No. 45462 Kontra
I consider The Clash to be one of the most overrated acts ever, and Joe Strummer similarly didn't impress me. CRASS had The Clash nailed perfectly, and Rimbaud's glib comments couldn't have been more fitting.

>Do you still think the Clash were “trash”?
>Largely speaking, yes. Their music was no better than your average rock’n'roll, but their politics were archetypal trendy leftist whitewash, which for all its bravado did little but dis-empower and disillusion a body of youth who deserved (and expected) better.
No. 45480
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Ron Wasserman is one of the greatest Metal composers of all time. Were it not for him, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would've died after the first season. Even now, I still get chills down my spine from hearing the theme song.

In 2012, he re-recorded the show's major theme songs. While far from replacing the originals done on a synth, it's nice to hear the songs on some heavy guitars as they were intended:
No. 45504
It's called the ReacTable and it has to be just about the coolest shit that I have ever seen in my life. THIS is exactly what I would get if I was rich or build if I had a real electrical engineering degree and wanted to get experimental. This is just simply amazing to me. I wonder how much does it cost...
wtf do you mean error 404?! I want this to exist!
why can I not find http://reactable.com/live/ ..
oh... http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2010/03/23/got-13000-get-yourself-a-reactable-tangible-synthesizer/
welp it was much much much more expensive than I had even thought. Dayum shame. But that has got to be just about the coolest music making device I've ever yet encountered in this reality.

I pretty much feel the same. He can be my favorite poster it's just his well not just tastes but even manner of speaking can feel very Patrick Bateman-y, and deploying that in the same way Bateman would go on in great detail about something as low tier as Huey and the News. But I don't think it's because he isn't knowledgeable in fact he's probably one of the most knowledgeable people I've encountered when it comes to music. I suspect you could actually ask him about jazz or 19th century composers and you would know about that too. Just because a chef knows how to make the best sauteed salmon and filette minon sprinkled in gold dust doesn't mean he isn't going to go home and secretly enjoy 99 cent kraft mac n cheese.

But I do think that RAC Ersnt is truly among our most EC tier posters and we've got quite a few of them. It's just a shame that there's so few of us that it's rather difficult for any one ernst to keep up with the other's profoundly narrow set of interests rather than everyone being able to engage each other as equals in the realm of knowledge. I suspect it makes some people here lonely sometimes when like no one can really discuss aircraft in autistic detail with Australia rather than us having a couple of actual pilots here.

I think that the superior version of EC would probably be if we ended up having a couple of hundred posters so everyone can have multiple people to talk to no matter how narrow the interests but hopefully without making the board faster, which likely would just be the lifecycle of any good *chan. It happened to KC which is what here feels like, which is the 2009 version of KC.

but yeah tl;dr RAC's music autism is perfect
No. 45509
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>I suspect it makes some people here lonely sometimes when like no one can really discuss aircraft in autistic detail with Australia rather than us having a couple of actual pilots here.

Nah. I like to dip to a point deeper than average in a variety of subjects but I wouldn't consider many of my delves into subjects to be particularly impressive. You don't even need to go onto aircraft forums to find people more autismal on the subject, most Simulation forums have you covered on that front.

Tbh, my actual strength in terms of serious discussion potential is knowing a bit about a lot of subjects and not just endless knowledge on one subject.
No. 45512
I watched the reactable in action years ago. It was nice but I think you can make savage things with cheaper stuff

Fuck yeah Jorge Fuck yeah
No. 45513
No. 45525
Wow I did not know about any of this. Fascinating
No. 45616
Bernard Paganotti is my current negroid, along with der Frank Zappa.
No. 46053
Croatian Amor & Lust for Youth - Sister
No. 46156
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Now here's something you don't hear everyday. Potentially patriotic Post-Hardcore:

Sadly, absolutely no information about this band can be found anywhere online: no interviews, no websites, nothing. These German gentlemen released three albums from the mid to late '90s on the controversial Skull Records and later Rock-O-Rama. Considering how wildly different this band sounds from their labelmates, I'm too damn curious as to how they got signed onto those labels. Given, the Schaffelhuber brothers had several endeavors outside Rechtsrock, including distributing completely non-political music through their various labels. Allegedly, they were involved in bootlegging. In any case, their albums were later reissued by Rock-O-Rama Records and billed as "Patriotic Rock", so right-wing sympathies could very well be possible although it's apparently difficult to discern.

I've also asked Germans elsewhere to help transcribe these lyrics or at least parse out their themes, and none reported anything overtly political. Some cringed at how melodramatic their lyrics were, though.

"Drei Kreuze" particularly grabs me. Despite the shaky vocals, the bass tone is infectious and the synths heighten the atmosphere. All the instruments serve the arrangements well. The music takes some surprising turns just when you start worrying it would be too predictable. The shifts work and are far from anything gratuitous or incongruous in the wider context of the music.

Side note: these guys couldn't look more quintessentially 90s if they tried.
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I'm listening to the most recent Descendents album at the moment and it's really fascinating how the contents of punk music lyrics can change over a few decades.

Can't have no more juicy burgers
Can't have no more greasy fries
Doctor took my lipid profile
He told me I'm barely alive
No more fat
No more fat
No more chicken pot pies, no more chorizo
I can't have that
Got this problem from my father
Grandpa died at forty-five
Heart attack and a triple bypass
Future's looking very bright
No more fat
No more fat
No more apple fritters, no more ice cream
I can't have that
No more fat
No more fat
I like food, but all the food that tastes good...
I can't have that
No. 46988
Anybody remembers witch house?

Salem just released a new mixtape after 7 years or so of hiatus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWHhV5TDKnA

Also a new MV which is pretty great, mostly just footage of them driving through hurricanes and storms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OldLS3YE04Y
No. 47075
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I would describe modern glam rock band The Struts as a cross between Queen and Oasis. Their lead singer has the bravado/arrogant persona of Liam Gallagher, but performs with a more bold stage presence reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. I think my repeated searches for 1980's rock, combined with occasional clicks on more contemporary stuff, finally led Youtube to recommend these guys. Selections from their 2018 album Young & Dangerous:

The Struts - Tatler Magazine

The Struts - I Do It So Well

The Struts - Ashes(Part 2)

The Struts - Primadonna Like Me

You know, The Struts also did a cover of Ballroom Blitz, but Batmobile's version has more energy. So have that instead:

Batmobile - Ballroom Blitz live at Klubfoot

Beautiful music video. Seeing a tornado in person must be a truly surreal experience.
No. 47078
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I've been producing music, with no formal training, for about 4 years now. I still struggle with song structures, so I mostly only produce loops. A few people have told me my music would fit well in some particular games; what's your take on it? Check the attached files.

Yeah, of course. I still listen to Clams Casino from time to time, and you have some similar genres, namely wave, under which a lot of music is still produced. I take it you've come across the FOMH channel on Youtube before?
No. 47087
You obviously love very deep booming bass. But cleanly produced. And if you struggle with song structure and loops work, indeed it would be something for games, most likely some jump and run?
No. 47089
I've been making electronic music myself and taught it myself more or less for 5 years or so before I quitted and started reading books instead in my freetime heavily.
Usually a loop of 1-4 bars is the norm as starting point. The rest, arrangement aka song structure is made by introducing elements, taking them away and having breaks/buildups or in other generes something like bridges or chorus.

I came across this one not long agao, since I'm a huge fan of Drexciya and their aliases it was quite nice, might give an idea of how song structure can work


also this might be cool, it's a good track
No. 47110
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I am a true music nerd, I dont listen to any music produced after 2019.
No. 47278
For long I've felt ashamed about my teenage power metal phase, but now I can listen to it again without guilt and embrace the kitschy ebinness for some reason.

>Blind Guardian - Mirror Mirror
This was my fav back then.

>Blind Guardian - The Bard's Song
Retrospectively this one is quite neofolkish, might have been formative for my latter interest for the genre.
No. 47288
>The Bard's Song
Heard it the first time when I was about fifteen, in some animoo-styled Flash cartoon. Even with my crappy English skills back then I found the lyrics very cheesy, but despite neither being into power metal (my favorite band then was another teenage shame for lotsa East Slavs in the 2000's: Rammstein) nor knowing who are Blind Guardian, I was kinda digging it. Later, in high school, I started listening to crap like Epidemiya (and believe me, you wouldn't find a more cliched power metal band with cheesier lyrics no matter how hard you try), and in the first year of uni I got exposed to Western power metal by my buddies (for some reason, there are tons of metalheads in programming and engineering faculties, and not only students but even some lecturers), including Blind Guardian, so that song kinda got back to me after several years.

Also, I don't like when power metal is associated with elves and dragons and shit. I understand that it's a tribute of sorts to early hard rock bands like Rainbow and Uriah Heep who often wrote fantasy-themed lyrics for their songs, but I think that diverse themes only make the band better. Like these guys, for example (probably my favorite power metal band):

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For the few of you who might actually care, I buckled down and have completely overhauled my chart with brand new nominations and a handy legend for those seeking to tailor any search to their respective tastes. The symbols should be especially handy for those who may be colorblind.
No. 47776
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Great bluegrass song with a beautiful video. Train hopping and dropping graffiti-in chalk- across America.

Billy Strings - Watch It Fall (Official Video)

Well the old men said the great big apple
Is rotten to the core
With Wall Street skimming from the till
While no one minds the store
And how could someone get so low
In a building so damn tall?
How long until there's nothing left at all?
No. 48302
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Mikey Mike's entire channel is fun:

Mikey Mike - Doin' Me (Official Video)

The Search for Life on Earth

Mikey Mike - Cut My Hair (Official Music Video)

Mikey Mike Stars in New 'Amazon Prime' Commercial
No. 49589
Metal Enterprises produced some of the most bizarre, ugly, heinous and thoroughly otherworldly records cut to wax. Little is known about the label's founder Ingo Nowotny, although when Google+ was active, he apparently uploaded what is, to date, the only extant photos seen online.

Based on the handful of LPs mentioning release/recording dates, Metal Enterprises presumably started in the mid '80s. The first LPs were licensed editions of non-German releases, but overtime, it released unique LPs. By far, the most infamous LPs were what were later called Metalploitation records, where previous signees would allegedly forfeit the rights to their names before Nowotny and his merry band of hired studio musicians recruited by Holger Schmidt would release fake follow-ups similar to those shitty Italian horror/sci-fi film sequels. At least three bands were prey to these schemes, including Killer Foxx, Kahlkopf and Thrash Queen.

Among these pseudo-sophomore LPs was Ashes to Ashes by "Thrash Queen":

The story behind the original Thrash Queen is a rather curious one. Formed in Southern New England around 1984 at the behest of a friend who would later marry (then divorce within a year) the band's guitarist, Thrash Queen would record what is largely regarded as one of the worst Heavy Metal records ever recorded: Manslayer. Featuring simplistic riffs and tanker bottom-tier productions, the album's statement as being the world's first all-female Thrash band would be entirely lost on the world, but the story doesn't end there.

Across the pond, Metal Enterprises was more than curious about Lanslyde Records's airfare and agreed to release licensed editions of both Killer Foxx and Thrash Queen. According to Lanslyde founder Matthew Brooks, Nowotny apparently did not ask for master tapes which were customary industry practices, leading him to assume he mastered the German edition directly from the vinyl. Considering how shoddy the original LP sounded on account of being recorded on a Studiomaster 4 track with the guitars in turn recorded through a microphone and a 4x12 cab stuffed into the rear of a Toyota (try picturing that in your head), God only knows how the German edition sounded:

After the band broke up in 1987, Metal Enterprises would then record and release the pseudo-sophomore Ashes to Ashes.

Opening with a grotesque rendition of Richard Strauss's immortal "Also Sprach Zarathustra", the completely discordant arrangement sets the tone before the album hits you with "Vox of Thrash". The riffs start out with what you could expect from '80s Metal, but then comes the vocalist. This woman shrieks out nigh incomprehensible hebephrenic lyrics that follow no coherent theme and convey no narrative or message. It's like what would happen if an echolalic child recorded an album comprised from movie quotes, but in this case, it's a tone deaf woman trying to imitate opera. The woman's hysterical yelping and thick German accent drive home cheery lyrics like: "VOX OF THRAAASH! LIGHT THE INFERNO! Let's make love in the pool! Let's make love in the refrigerator!" As if that was not enough, the subsequent track "God Save the Queen" features our lovely lady caterwauling, "GOD SHAVE THE QUEEEEEEEEN!" With each proper song running well over 7 minutes in length when the music can only justify 3 at most, you'll be questioning reality before your brain gets sucked into a black hole.

Must be heard to be believed.
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Whoops! Forgot my pics.
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>Among these pseudo-sophomore LPs was Ashes to Ashes by "Thrash Queen":

lol the vocals. Anyway if I'm this demented in music I'd bring the song to make a remaster and lower them down, they are somewhat out of place in this regard imho

I'm no one to criticize anyway because you know,


P.S. Nunwhore have at least a pair of good records, one is a kind of homage to Gut. This latter live I post is too fucked up in sound terms
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Do you like cracking open a cold beer? The Cadillac Three certainly do, and their album Country Fuzz is an ode to drinking- and little else. From the opening lyrical declaration "I sure am thirsty" through the final track "Long After Last Call" the Southern rock band sing their love for blue collar brew. Of course songs touch other important subjects- women, driving, and nostalgia for long past country nights- but the recurring theme is drinking. And occassionally smoking.

The Cadillac Three - Slow Rollin'

The Cadillac Three - Whiskey And Smoke

>Must be heard to be believed
You weren't kidding. Wow.
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Ah, yes. Libido Airbag. One of the pioneers of Pornogrind along with GUT. That stuff has never been my thing despite the aesthetics being delightfully repulsive. My intrigue in the more off-kilter Grindcore subgenres waned quickly, so now, I only stick to Grindcore, Deathgrind, Goregrind and Powerviolence.

> You weren't kidding. Wow.
Oh, do I have some wonderful things to show you.

Re: the True Thrash Queen

I've listened to my share of crappy Metal albums, and after sitting through this track to track, the music itself isn't any worse than some generic Speed Metal band's demo tape, although it doesn't help when your title track is both your worst and opening track. Nonexistent production values aside, even the good tracks are monotonous and repetitive.

Of course, the Fake Thrash Queen will forever be something else.

The story behind Lanslyde Records is rather fascinating if mildly depressing. Founded by the idealistic Matthew Brooks, the label formed as a means to self-distribute his own music in an increasingly crowded and competitive market. Brooks was out on workman's comp and needed capital to record music for his band Hunter. Seeing that self-distribution afforded him more creative control and would by-pass the necessity of going through a major label, he successfully petitioned the local vocational rehab office for a $6k grant to start Lanslyde Records. Of course, when you're starting a label on a grant, you're going to need to release more than just your own music. Enter Killer Foxx.

Killer Foxx was the brother band of Hunter and Thrash Queen. Formed by Matthew Brooks under the alias Mick Stryker, the band recruited members of a local cover band. Brooks wrote virtually all the music while writing roughly half for Thrash Queen. Musically, Killer Foxx was hardly different from any other Speed Metal band from the '80s. While not awful, they're far from anything I'd call extraordinary. They're competent, if thoroughly derivative. On a scale from 1-10, I'd give them a 7 if I'm being generous. A solid C-:

Unfortunately for Killer Foxx, releasing the record under the intended title All You Can Eat would land them in hot water. The original cover art for Killer Foxx's debut LP was to feature a man and woman engaged in oral sex hence the highly suggestive title. Legal action forced the band to change the cover and title to the tame SFW The Night. Word has it the woman who issued the grant was dismissed from her position.

Metal Enterprises later released The Night as Going Under with the band's name misspelled as Killer Fox. Shortly after its release overseas, Killer Foxx called it quits, but four years later, Ingo Nowotny and his merry band of hired studio musicians would record and release another freakishly bizarre album under the Killer Fox moniker.

The Fake Killer Foxx - Orgasm of Death:






For reasons the band likely didn't intend, this album ranks as one of my personal favorite disasters. I pity the fools who hate this because they just can't appreciate something this delightful.

Opening with a robot voice that narrates a twisted sci-fi tale set in a futuristic timeline where man must travel beyond the means of this world to continue their species in the face of destruction, Orgasm of Death sets the tone with menacing drumbeats and spacy guitars. And then comes the first true song.

Everything the album builds towards immediately collapses and the rest of the album follows what must be a schizophrenic's attempt at a concept album. The music follows an industrial-like drumbeat with standard Heavy Metal riffs filling each track, but much like the Fake Thrash Queen, the Fake Killer Fox features a crazed loon for a vocalist spewing out shrill hebephrenic lyrics where he screams about Vixens of Slaughter and SEEKING THE JUICY PUSSY! Fuck knows what else he's saying, but it perfectly fits the theme of man brought to the brink of extinction and reduced to a point where all one can do is shriek out in defiance.

To me, this is Avant-Garde in ways most Metal bands labeled that way just aren't. To me, it's what would happen if a sex-starved Prog Rock musician made Metal just by reading a description of the genre rather than directly listening to other bands. It's that outsider approach to music that distinguishes this album from others. What I suspect alienates most listeners is both the admitted monotony and tastelessly graphic lyrics (from what you can make out), but it's just too likeably absurd to hate.
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Enjoyed the fake Killer Foxx much more than the fake Thrash Queen. Not good, but they tried :D. You know the worst part of that Thrash Queen album? The opening song -Also Sprach Zarathustra- was used in 2001: A Space Odyssey ofc, but Elvis also used it as his concert intro and that's the association my brain has formed. So I hear those notes and I'm expecting something good. Needless to say, in this case that expectation rapidly dissipates. Maybe the fake Thrash Queen version would have been a good concert intro for psychobilly artist Elvis Hitler :D.

Hard to imagine a scam like these pseudo-band albums working today, with Youtube etc, but who knows. Maybe these type of albums are hiding in the bargain bins you see in convenience stores.
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yes, gruppa krovi is great
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I found some weeks ago this Brazilian band (Legião Urbana)


I love it
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I can never tell if these random balls are real people or just more Australian/Kazakh/etc proxies.
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Some great stuff, with that unmistakable 1980's sound.

>Australian/Kazakh/etc proxies
Nah, the music taste doesn't match either of them. Although brick is good for some suprises now and then. And, now that I think about it, I shouldn't pidgeon-hole Australia either. So...I'll go with probably not.
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Talk an about face in stylistic changes.

Eastern Youth is a Japanese band that started playing tough-as-nails Oi! with a patriotic message but later changed to Post-Hardcore influenced Indie Rock with a few nods to Midwest Emo. No idea what became of their lyrics, but suffice to say, they completely dropped the politics and started playing music for general audiences.

Normally, this genre isn't remotely my style at all, but these gents somehow manage to compose refreshing and invigorating songs. The music is intense, emotional and heartfelt yet still retaining a modest sense of manliness. In other words, it's not overbearingly wussy like so many of these other Indie bands are.

Choice albums:
-雲射抜ケ声 (Kumo Inuke Koe): https://youtu.be/I6dmpup-6JU
-感受性応答セヨ (Kanjusei ōtō seyo): https://youtu.be/hwa4fYh1adE
-其処カラ何ガ見エルカ: https://youtu.be/83N1vY3B1zg

For those curious about their past as an Oi! band:
-East End Land: https://youtu.be/HG6Jb1wbz2U
-"Bite Your Master": https://youtu.be/BGBcGN8QEL8
-"What We Protect": https://youtu.be/rowj9ugi9xo
-"Capital Punishment": https://youtu.be/FuZBwEvizTw