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unpopular opinion

Posted by Scythey , Aug 17 2015 · 431 views

The Lego Movie has a tragic ending in which the true hero, The Man Upstairs, is corrupted and brought to the dark side.


Brickfair recap

Posted by Scythey , Aug 05 2015 · 219 views

stayed home, ate microwaved pizza, watched anime, was sad. 10/10 will probably do again



Posted by Scythey , Jul 29 2015 · 141 views

I'll be there in spirit, guys


Lamb of God

Posted by Scythey , Jul 24 2015 · 140 views

another opportunity for a collection entry has presented itself with the release of Lamb of God's latest album, VII: Sturm und Drang ("storm and stress" in German) on Friday.

I was interested to hear how the various circumstances the band went through within the last few years would affect the songwriting - frontman Randy Blythe (also a presidential candidate in 2012) was arrested, held, tried, and eventually acquitted for manslaughter in the Czech Republic, stemming from the accidental death of a stage-diving audience member at one of their shows. those dark days are indeed reflected in the lyrics of the new album, but also in the songwriting as well - it is, in my opinion, the fiercest, darkest, most caustic album they've done since 2004's Ashes of the Wake and probably my favorite since that album. really good stuff.

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top to bottom:

- Burn the Priest (2006 reissue; self-titled debut released under the band's original name)
- New American Gospel (2005 reissue)
- As the Palaces Burn
- Ashes of the Wake
- Sacrament (producer edition featuring a bonus disc of song stems)
- Wrath
- Resolution
- As the Palaces Burn 10th Anniversary Edition (remixed/remastered reissue featuring bonus DVD)
- VII: Sturm und Drang (FYE-exclusive deluxe edition featuring bonus tracks and bonus disc of instrumental versions)



Posted by Scythey , Jul 21 2015 · 148 views

the fact that there was a fight scene set to "Plainsong" by The Cure makes this my new favorite Marvel movie



Posted by Scythey , Jul 06 2015 · 162 views

bit of a small discography this time as the band only has three full-length albums (so far; they're recording a new one currently). yet another band that went from a casual interest to an overall favorite of mine.

these guys have had an interesting stylistic progression - from heavy sludge/stoner metal on Red Album to a more progressive/alternative rock sound on Yellow & Green, with Blue Record somewhere in between. all of it is really good, though, which is not something that can be said about all bands that go through such drastic changes in direction (coughOpethcough).

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top to bottom:

- Red Album
- Blue Record
- Yellow & Green (2CD double album)

these guys also have two EPs, First and Second, which are out of print and really hard to find. I'm currently keeping an eye on a set of both that's up on eBay for a decent price, but it's got three days left and I imagine it'll be driven way up by the time it's sold.


Paradise Lost

Posted by Scythey , Jun 27 2015 · 144 views

over the past year these guys went from being a band I had a somewhat casual interest in to being a band I consider one of my all-time favorites. in the last few months I've worked to obtain all their essential albums and this is the result. I'm still missing their debut Lost Paradise, the more synthpop-oriented albums Host and Believe in Nothing, and the 2005 self-titled album, although most of those aren't as well-received as the ones I've got so they're not quite as high-priority. I would also like to get their recent rarities compilation Tragic Illusion 25 at some point, probably digitally.

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top to bottom:

- Gothic (Icarus Argentina pressing)
- Shades of God
- Icon
- Draconian Times
- One Second
- Reflection (best-of compilation)
- Symbol of Life (US edition with bonus tracks)
- In Requiem
- Faith Divides Us - Death Unites Us
- Tragic Idol
- The Plague Within (US digipak edition with bonus track. currently my favorite album of 2015.)


Nintendo E3

Posted by Scythey , Jun 16 2015 · 86 views

boy, sure is too bad they didn't announce a new Metroid game


you're invited..

Posted by Scythey , May 23 2015 · 246 views

Xinlo already posted an entry about this, but hey, I figured that as an admin it's my duty to shamelessly plug it too.

..to tTH4!

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tTH4 is the newest incarnation of the long-running and successful Bionicle forum the Toa's Hideout, which was originally founded by a group of BZPower members back in the year 2007. since then it has gone through several revamped incarnations, and we've had a lot of familiar faces among us over the years, including BZP staff and members of The Three Virtues podcast. an offshoot of tTH also briefly acted as an off-topic sister forum to the website Mask of Destiny.

while we're a primarily Bionicle-based forum similar to BZP, we pride ourselves in having a much more casual, laid-back atmosphere and a greater focus on off-topic discussion, of subjects ranging from music and movies to friendly debate and daily life. we also have features like customizable-by-request member titles and personal blogging subforums that are given to you once you reach 100 posts. we consider the site to be aimed more toward older members of the Bionicle fanbase, but younger members who want to join are certainly welcome as well. we invite you to visit us any time.


Fine Days: 1999-2004

Posted by Scythey , May 14 2015 · 125 views
music, collections

as a side note, if everything goes as scheduled, I should have an entry up tomorrow about a very cool box set I ordered last week.

okay so it's a few days late but that's the postal service's fault.

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I almost pre-ordered this from their UK webstore for about $40 USD when it was first announced. thankfully I didn't, because less than a month after it was released, I was able to get it from Amazon for $20.

great set. I'm pretty sure the DVD is region-locked so it won't work for me, but I bought it for the CDs anyway. I'm a bit iffy on Judgement's remastering, but it's still great to finally own these albums, especially in a package as nice as this. the case is pretty much a hardcover book, and while I didn't get pictures of them, the actual pages inside are pretty cool. full lyrics, artwork, and credits for each of the albums plus some additional commentary and information.

I also own a physical copy of their latest album Distant Satellites which I probably could've shown here, but maybe I'll save that for when I have more of their albums and I can do a collection post.


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