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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:27 
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Can't stop playing the latest Borknagar album. It's exactly the sort of Arcturusness I need right now.


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 13:59 
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Can't stop playing the latest Borknagar album. It's exactly the sort of Arcturusness I need right now.


I've not listened to it yet—going to a game jam thing in Sheffield this weekend with a bunch of beered-up metal chums, so I'm sure it'll be on the list.

The remastered edition of CoF's Cruelty and the Beast is shaping up to be a bit good, if the version of Lustmord and Wargasm they put up on Spotify is any indicator. You can hear the snare!

Seriously, Nick Barker plays like a berserker on that record even if his kit sounds like a load of Pringles cans. Having it all sample-replaced and mixed properly is going to be awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 17:54 
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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:01 
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I'm not allowed to look at Youtube at work, but I really really hope that's a cover of the IU song '23' because that is a banger.

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:11 
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I'm not allowed to look at Youtube at work, but I really really hope that's a cover of the IU song '23' because that is a banger.


Try:

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4CEqyuem3mA

YouTube as a whole is blocked in my office but the youtube-nocookie domain isn't so I can see stuff that way. I went the extra mile and set up a plugin to reformat the URLs on the fly so it all works seamlessly, which is nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:20 
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Bamba wrote:
Try:

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4CEqyuem3mA

YouTube as a whole is blocked in my office but the youtube-nocookie domain isn't so I can see stuff that way. I went the extra mile and set up a plugin to reformat the URLs on the fly so it all works seamlessly, which is nice.


No dice, sadly; thank you though.

Seriously, I'm not even allowed headphones here, and it's driving me a little bit mad.

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:40 
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Da5e wrote:
I'm not even allowed headphones here


8) That seems...a bit much.


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:45 
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8) That seems...a bit much.


It gets worse. I've got me some tonsilitis today—proper big 'I think I'm going to die' tonsilitis—and yet I'm still here. Because I've already had a letter bollocking me for daring to succumb to the frailties of the flesh a couple of times in a twelve-month period, and the next step is an actual disciplinary.

You know what I do? What I do here? I'm a writer. For a healthcare company. I've literally written a book (well, a novella) on the dangers of presenteeism in the workplace.

Everyone! If you're looking for an EAP, PM me for details of who to avoid like the actual fucking plague!

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
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My last job had that sort of sickness policy; I think it was if you were off sick three or more times in a rolling 12 month period there was some kind of process triggered. Luckily it never came up for me because I would have done my actual fucking nut at anyone who dared attempt to give me shit just for being sick. In reality the process only existed because we had a call centre in our organisation but we weren't allowed to giver them separate T&Cs so the IT and proper business staff technically had to be covered by all this kind of nonsense*, but I doubt it would've been taken very seriously.

*See also: a paragraph in the official dress code that talked about not being allowed in the building with, and I quote, "an observable lack of underwear".


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 16:11 
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My place makes a big play about presenteeism being a thing we don't do, yet I know for a fact we do because HR spoke to me about one of my reports, and I know they tried to stop a promotion because of someone else's record.

They make an especially big deal of it during mental well-being month in September as part of their "don't be afraid to speak up" spiel which I also know is bullshit because my mental health struggles in August were met with my "being offered" the step back to my old position, which I made clear was making me feel worse - I've fed back that what I've learned is that speaking out about my mental health is the absolute last thing I should do.

But I'm sure I'm just misinterpreting things, or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 18:12 
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Da5e wrote:
I'm not allowed to look at Youtube at work, but I really really hope that's a cover of the IU song '23' because that is a banger.


I don't think so... But who knows?


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 18:33 
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I'm not allowed to look at Youtube at work, but I really really hope that's a cover of the IU song '23' because that is a banger.


I don't think so... But who knows?


Aww, it isn't. It's good though, I like the samurai guitarist. They're pretty much Our Babymetal Is Different, and that's all right by me.

This is 23 by IU, and it is excellent. It isn't metal though.


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
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Bamba wrote:
My last job had that sort of sickness policy; I think it was if you were off sick three or more times in a rolling 12 month period there was some kind of process triggered.

Fairly common I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 20:33 
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Da5e wrote:
Pundabaya wrote:
Da5e wrote:
I'm not allowed to look at Youtube at work, but I really really hope that's a cover of the IU song '23' because that is a banger.


I don't think so... But who knows?


Aww, it isn't. It's good though, I like the samurai guitarist. They're pretty much Our Babymetal Is Different, and that's all right by me.


Thats Ediee Ironbunny on guitar. He's a cyborg from the future who's come to save us via the power of Rock! (I love Japanese bands!)

They've had guest work by Warren DeMartini (Ratt), and George Lynch (Dokken).


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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:00 
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Colin out of Krallice/Behold the Arctopus/Dysrhythmia etc. etc. and Kevin Paradis out of session drumming really fast (and Benighted) have just put out this, and it's very, very good.

FAS-era Deathspell Omega worship, all dissonant chords and gorgeous structure and quiet interlude. The way they repeat that phrase in the third song to a sort of collapsing fadeout is absolutely beautiful, and I hope we get a full-length soon.

Guitarists and singer are from Aghasura, which is interesting because they're not actually that good.

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 15:14 
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Da5e wrote:
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I've never been able to get into Deathspell Omega.


They can be a bit much! The new one is odd, musically - there's a lot more hardcore/grind riffing, but they counter it with sort of weird mathy arpeggios everywhere.

I've got a DSO tattoo these days, though. I quite like them.

Yes, I know this is an old post. But still. I love DSO. The last album was a cracker, but that one from... 2016? With the four songs. Was brilliant.

You're right: it's way more like a pure-evil Botch than traditional BM. That's what I like about it. Like if Dillinger didn't go shit.

Also: I too have original And Justice for All, @zardoz

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Also: I too have original And Justice for All, @zardoz

The ultimate in vanity.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:00 
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Zardoz wrote:
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Also: I too have original And Justice for All, @zardoz

The ultimate in vanity.

Heh, fair point.

I just can't believe the price you paid.

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throughsilver wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
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Also: I too have original And Justice for All, @zardoz

The ultimate in vanity.

Heh, fair point.

I just can't believe the price you paid.

Just pulling your strings mate.

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Bah. I found it so grim, so true... so real.

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Nuclear Blast records are doing streams of their artists' videos over the weekends at the moment. I didn't realise I needed melodic psychedelic black metal until now...with added flutes.


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:metul:

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 Post subject: Re: Metaaaal!
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That's quite clearly punk.


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