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#161 Offline Scythey

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Posted Jan 14 2015 - 12:52 PM

stoked for that, I absolutely loved RTJ2. probably my favorite hip-hop album of 2014, along with Sadistik's Ultraviolet.

 

and on that note..

 

 

 

I guess I'm one of the few people on here who likes rap. I mean, I also like most music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but I like rap just as much. My favorite rappers are Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Macklemore, and The Game

 

it's not one of my favorite genres, but I dig it. I'm more of a fan of old-school hip-hop and alternative hip-hop than most of what's popular today, though. Public Enemy, Nas, Beastie Boys, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Sadistik, Death Grips, and Run the Jewels are some of my favorites.


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Posted Jan 17 2015 - 07:47 PM

New Björk album, Vulnicura, to come out in March.

I'm pretty psyched.

 

 

Edit:

 

Just heard that Origa passed away yesterday. Really saddening news.

Admittedly, I'm not familiar with the vast majority of her music, but I absolutely adore her work with Yoko Kanno on the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtrack. I've listened to Inner Universe more times than I can count.

Rest in peace, Origa

 


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Posted Feb 26 2015 - 06:16 PM

so this is absolutely huge news:

 

New Albums To Be Released On Fridays Globally Starting This Summer
 
Following consultation with artists, musicians unions, record companies and retailers, it was confirmed today that the release day for new music will be aligned internationally on a Friday.

Release days currently vary from one country to another, causing frustration for consumers when music fans in other parts of the world can access new releases before them. As well as helping music fans, the move will benefit artists who want to harness social media to promote their new music. It also creates the opportunity to re-ignite excitement and a sense of occasion around the release of new music.

The move to an aligned global release day will also reduce the risk of piracy by narrowing the gap between release days in different countries.

Retailers internationally are committed to working with the labels and artist communities to ensure the successful implementation of the move to Friday.

From summer 2015, new albums and singles will be released at 00:01 local time on Fridays. Music consumers everywhere will know to look for new releases on Fridays regardless of where they are.

Consumer research by TNS across seven markets shows Friday and Saturday as the most preferred days for new music release among consumers who expressed an opinion. More than two thirds of those with a preference (68%) chose Friday or Saturday.

The move to a global release day follows several months of discussions between group representing retailers, record companies, artists and musicians unions.

The global release day consultation has included:

* IFPI, representing some 1300 record labels worldwide;
* FIM, representing musicians’ unions and associations globally
* Featured Artists Coalition representing UK performers;
* Leading retailers and representative organisations, including Australian Music Retailers Association (AMRA), E.Leclerc, El Corte Inglés, Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) (UK), HMV, Italian Association of Specialist Consumer Electronics Retailers (AIRES), Media-Saturn, Music Business Association (Music Biz US), Mondadori Retail, the Orchard, Rdio, Spotify, Napster.

source: Blabbermouth.net, further reading: Variety, Rolling Stone

 

I like this change, honestly. I like it a lot.


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Posted Mar 16 2015 - 05:57 AM

>It also creates the opportunity to re-ignite excitement and a sense of occasion around the release of new music.

 

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also im probably the only one cuz i preordered it and its not out officially until tomorrow but if anyone else here has the new modest mouse record

 

HOW GOOD IS THIS

 

its like the best parts of We Were Dead meshed with the best parts of Good News, but never losing that distinct modest mouse style

 

except on Lampshades On Fire, idk about that one. i'll have to see if the rest of the record grows on me, but i do know that Pistol and Pups To Dust are aces


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Posted Mar 19 2015 - 09:41 PM

I was told to come here with this instead of making a new thread. Does anyone know of some more artists that do this kind of style? The tags say "trip hop" and "breakbeat", but neither really fit.

https://soundcloud.com/c418/the-driver

Either a genre or similar artists would be fine if you know of any. Thanks in advance.


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Posted Mar 28 2015 - 12:02 AM

com truise maybe? he almost exclusively uses retro sounds tho 


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Posted Mar 28 2015 - 11:53 AM

Com Truise is a bit more punchy and 80s ish though. Like if someone said "I need something that sounds retro" you would show them Com Truise.


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Posted Apr 16 2015 - 03:53 PM

Crystal Castles is back, sans Alice Glass. a new song was unexpectedly released today with the debut of new vocalist "Edith". it sounds like typical Crystal Castles, which is in no way a bad thing.


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Posted Apr 27 2015 - 11:04 AM

Oh. My. God.

 

New album by Refused, entitled Freedom, out on June 30.

 

I almost can't believe this is actually happening. I have never been this excited for any music in my life.


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Posted Apr 29 2015 - 08:05 PM

bocuma released an album about 1 1/2 months ago called Orphans of the Sky. If you're into chill ambient/idm/triphop you should definitely check his work out.


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Posted May 01 2015 - 09:44 AM

What's better than a new Boris album? Simple: three new Boris albums, titled Asia, Urban Dance and Warpath, which will start being available at their live shows starting tomorrow.

So, this year basically can't get any better.

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Posted May 01 2015 - 12:24 PM

I can think of a few things that could make the year marginally better, but one thing that I think would put the year absolutely over the top would be Fugazi coming off of their 12-year hiatus. too bad it's looking like that will never, ever happen.


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Posted May 01 2015 - 02:54 PM

If Boards of Canada released an EP one or two years after an LP, as they have done twice in the past (MHTRTC-INABPOITC 2 years, The Campfire Headphase-Trans-Canada Highway 1 year) then we are due for one this year, as Tomorrow's Harvest was released in 2013. THAT would make this year way better.


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Posted May 08 2015 - 07:30 AM

Kamelot just released their new album, Haven, on Tuesday. I hate it when the first track is too amazing to stop looping! (But I hate it in a good way)


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Posted May 10 2015 - 08:53 PM

Kamelot just released their new album, Haven, on Tuesday. I hate it when the first track is too amazing to stop looping! (But I hate it in a good way)

It's blowing me away for sure!


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Posted May 10 2015 - 10:02 PM

 

Kamelot just released their new album, Haven, on Tuesday. I hate it when the first track is too amazing to stop looping! (But I hate it in a good way)

It's blowing me away for sure!

 

Did you get the 2 disc edition? I got it and I love the instrumentals! :D


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Posted May 10 2015 - 10:28 PM

2-disc? I got the wooden box that was limited to 5,000. ;)


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Posted May 13 2015 - 07:50 PM

2-disc? I got the wooden box that was limited to 5,000. ;)

I'm not as dedicated of a fan to Kamelot. I have some other bands that I am more dedicated to ;)

 

I'm not preording Breaking Benjamin's new album, but I'm getting more excited for it as they release more singles from it.


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Posted May 15 2015 - 12:15 PM

since I can't post this in the Official Metal Topic without double posting, may as well post it here:

 

Lamb of God has released a new song, "Still Echoes", for streaming and have announced that their new album VII: Sturm Und Drang will be available this July. there's artwork available and a pre-order up.

 

song is killer. reminds me a bit of Wrath mixed with As the Palaces Burn. artwork kind of gives off a Palaces vibe, too.


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Posted May 18 2015 - 05:03 PM

Don't think anyone here is into this kind of stuff, but I've got to say that I am super into the new collaboration album between Merzbow, Balázs Pándi, Mats Gustafsson and Thurston Moore - Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper. It's a free improvisation album, with healthy doses of noise and free jazz.

This might actually be my album of the year thus far. Not that I expect it to stay there for long with the myriad of releases I'm excited for right around the corner, but still, for now it shall remain.

 

Merzbow is really on point with the collaborations lately. This, the MERZXIU album with Xiu Xiu from earlier this year, and of course Full of *Heck* from last year. It would be nice to see him do one with Boris again as well.


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Posted May 21 2015 - 03:53 PM

Big Giant Circles just released the soundtrack for the game "There Came an Echo". I've been listening to it, and it's great, just like all of his other soundtracks  :D http://music.biggian...re-came-an-echo


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Posted May 22 2015 - 11:42 AM

Can it be June yet? I'm really hyped for the new Breaking Benjamin album (among other Summer releases)! The songs that have been released from said album are great anthems.


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Posted May 23 2015 - 01:17 AM

I am also hyped for the new Breaking Benjamin. Call it a guilty pleasure, but I love their stuff and I hope this new lives up to the past albums. It certainly seems promising.


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Posted May 23 2015 - 02:23 PM

I am also hyped for the new Breaking Benjamin. Call it a guilty pleasure, but I love their stuff and I hope this new lives up to the past albums. It certainly seems promising.

What is/was your favorite BB album? And yeah, I don't really think of them as a guilty pleasure...that title belongs to both Kelly Clarkson & Katy Perry lol


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Posted May 23 2015 - 04:30 PM

I'd probably say Phobia, Dear Agony and We Are Not Alone are tied and which one I like best changes depending on my mood. :P Dear Agony used to be my favourite so maybe I'll go with that one for now. And yeah I have a few other more-guilty pleasures like Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects but BB still fall under the banner of bands I wouldn't normally like much but do, for some strange reason.
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Posted May 24 2015 - 02:29 PM

I'd probably say Phobia, Dear Agony and We Are Not Alone are tied and which one I like best changes depending on my mood. :P Dear Agony used to be my favourite so maybe I'll go with that one for now. And yeah I have a few other more-guilty pleasures like Avril Lavigne and All-American Rejects but BB still fall under the banner of bands I wouldn't normally like much but do, for some strange reason.

Dear Agony is my clear favorite. It's just outstanding imo. Lavigne & the Rejects are also on my GP list lol


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Posted May 25 2015 - 09:55 PM

I've never heard of this artist, but I found them and they just released an album. Let's see how it is. https://illuminatedp...um/coincidental

EDIT: apparently it's a bunch of artists and they release a few albums at a time? I'm a little confused, but I like some of the music and not others.


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Posted Jun 17 2015 - 01:04 PM

Finnish apocalyptic post-punk/death-rock band Grave Pleasures, the band formerly known as Beastmilk, have announced that their new album (second altogether, debut under the new name) will be released on September 4 via Sony Columbia. it's titled Dreamcrash and the album art is stunning.

 

Beastmilk's debut Climax was my favorite album of 2013 and honestly one of my favorite albums of all time, so I'm positively stoked to hear this next chapter unfold.


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Posted Jul 02 2015 - 09:21 PM

We're past the years halfway point so what are everyone's favorite albums of 2015 so far?  

 

My number one pick would have to be Kacey Musgrave's sophomore effort "Pageant Material";  well worth the wait and a great follow up from one of county music's outliners.  Zella Day's debut album "Kicker" has some good indie pop and would be my second choice.  


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Posted Jul 02 2015 - 09:29 PM

The Plague Within by Paradise Lost, Cold Inferno by Disarmonia Mundi, the untitled album by The Armed, Luminiferous by High on Fire, and Enki by Melechesh are my top 5 so far. it's been a good year for metal.


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Posted Jul 03 2015 - 07:28 AM

The Plague Within by Paradise Lost, Freedom by Refused, Frozen Niagara Falls by Prurient, Warpath, Urban Dance and Asia by Boris, A N D by tricot, Into the Shadows by Anoice, Never Were the Way She Was by Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld, Atheist's Cornea by Envy, Beware the Sword You Cannot See by A Forest of Stars, Enki by Melechesh, Graveward by Sigh, and Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper by Merzbow, Mats Gustafsson, Balázs Pándi & Thurston Moore.

 

Nice mix of metal, post-hardcore and experimental/noise/drone type of stuff. The year had a pretty slow start, but there's been lots of fantastic stuff over the last few months.


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Posted Jul 21 2015 - 07:26 PM

Was searching around Youtube for updates on Stratovarius' new album and someone has a decent audio of a new song of theirs on the radio! I'm looking forward to hearing the other songs :)

 


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Posted Jul 31 2015 - 03:01 PM

So I'm curious, what is everyone's favourite workout/exercise music? Do you have a playlist, or do you just listen to specific albums or put an artist on shuffle?

 

Personally, I like to just listen to an album, although a playlist is sometimes nice too. Obviously lots of metal and other heavy music works great, but in particular I enjoy Rage Against the Machine's first and third albums, earlier Refused albums, and Strapping Young Lad's City and Alien. Recently I've been listening to Kvelertak's self-titled album a lot when I go for a run.

 

I also find that faster-paced industrial and electronic is fantastic as well, with stuff like the more recent albums by Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, and KMFDM.


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Posted Aug 01 2015 - 12:45 AM

So I'm curious, what is everyone's favourite workout/exercise music? Do you have a playlist, or do you just listen to specific albums or put an artist on shuffle?

 

I have a playlist for my bike rides. I change it up every couple weeks to adjust to my shifts in musical taste/attitude.

 

When I first started, I had the heaviest/most aggressive songs in my library on the workout list; artists like Five Finger Death Punch, Blood Stain Child, The Unguided and Trivium, along with the heaviest songs from Sevendust, Evergrey, and Amaranthe.

 

I'm a "melodic" music fan, though. I love almost anything that has big anthemic melodies, solid beats/grooves, and that sort of thing. So gradually, my playlist has adapted from the aggressive workout list to stuff that keeps me going. Evergrey & Amaranthe proved to be great for my Biking, so Mercenary, Stratovarius and Symphony X have replaced all the aforementioned artists with The Unguided being the exception because they're pretty melodic as well. 

 

I just put my favorite groove based songs in a playlist on shuffle and ride for about 40 minutes to an hour and the music keeps me going.


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#195 Offline Scythey

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Posted Aug 03 2015 - 02:25 PM

I will usually either put my iPod on shuffle/listen to whatever I've been into lately (unless I'm on the treadmill, in which case I catch up on YouTube subs) but I do have a workout playlist that I use if I don't feel motivated enough.

 

it's pretty much just a mix of aggressive groove-oriented metal and radio butt-metal stuff. Lamb of God, DevilDriver, Chimaira, Slipknot, even some Disturbed songs. just big dumb angry stuff to get pumped to.


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Posted Aug 14 2015 - 08:37 AM

I like to work out to the album "A Trick of the Tail" by Genesis. There's a few moments in there where it switches between steady and invigorating.


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