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Old 08-16-2015, 01:51 AM   #41 (permalink)
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And so we have this week's contender for the "Back from the dead!" slot on the update thread! Welcome back Jansz!
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Old 10-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #42 (permalink)
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@Janszoon: I don't want to spam your journal (which rules BTW, even if I've been lazy about reading the last couple entries) but apparently you can't receive PMs. Don't know if this is intentional or you just have a full inbox, but I'll just post this here. Feel free to have it deleted by mods, with or without a response. I won't get testy.


Attempted PM: You love grind, so why are TechnicLePanter, Wpnfire, William the Bloody, and I the only ones voting in that battle of the Metal Album Survivor thread? Get your **** together, jabroni.

If you just don't wanna, then at least give me your #1 or Top 3 or whatever from the list, cause... I don't know, I just wanna know...

10. Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness
9. Repulsion - Horrified
8. Assück - Misery Index
7. Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration
6. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
5. Nasum - Helvete
4. Terrorizer - World Downfall
3. Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
2. Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard
1. Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind


6 through 10 have already been voted off BTW, and the rest are placed in order of vote count, so Magrudergrind are currently in first place (which is odd, considering that I just kind of threw them in last minute, but then again, I've been the only one voting for Pig Destroyer, otherwise they'd be winning) and Nasum are looking to get the boot this round.

So if you're a Nasum fan, then quit dilly dallying, or shilly shallying for that matter.
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There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
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Old 10-03-2015, 10:24 AM   #43 (permalink)
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If you can't deal with the fact that there are 6+ billion people in the world and none of them think exactly the same that's not my problem. Just deal with it yourself or make actual conversation. This isn't a court and I'm not some poet or prophet that needs everything I say to be analytically critiqued.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:28 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2015, 02:17 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2015, 03:30 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:23 PM   #47 (permalink)
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@Janszoon: I don't want to spam your journal (which rules BTW, even if I've been lazy about reading the last couple entries) but apparently you can't receive PMs. Don't know if this is intentional or you just have a full inbox, but I'll just post this here. Feel free to have it deleted by mods, with or without a response. I won't get testy.


Attempted PM: You love grind, so why are TechnicLePanter, Wpnfire, William the Bloody, and I the only ones voting in that battle of the Metal Album Survivor thread? Get your **** together, jabroni.

If you just don't wanna, then at least give me your #1 or Top 3 or whatever from the list, cause... I don't know, I just wanna know...

10. Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness
9. Repulsion - Horrified
8. Assück - Misery Index
7. Napalm Death - From Enslavement to Obliteration
6. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
5. Nasum - Helvete
4. Terrorizer - World Downfall
3. Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
2. Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard
1. Magrudergrind - Magrudergrind


6 through 10 have already been voted off BTW, and the rest are placed in order of vote count, so Magrudergrind are currently in first place (which is odd, considering that I just kind of threw them in last minute, but then again, I've been the only one voting for Pig Destroyer, otherwise they'd be winning) and Nasum are looking to get the boot this round.

So if you're a Nasum fan, then quit dilly dallying, or shilly shallying for that matter.
I had a bunch of crap in my inbox that I cleaned out last time I logged in so PM away.

My top 3 off your list would probably be:

Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
Nasum - Helvete
Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard

If you had picked a better Brutal Truth album, like Need To Control, that would have bumped Pig Destroyer. Unless you picked a better Pig Destroyer album, like Terrifyer, then Brutal Truth would have bumped Discordance Axis.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:06 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Well that was disappointing! I see this journal highlighted and think YAY! A new entry! Instead all I get is Batty trying to annex your journal and make it a protectorate of the Metal Album Survivor Thread. Uber alles, Batty! Uber alles! (Is that the rumble of tanks approaching I hear...?)
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:26 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Goran Bregović—Alkohol: Sljivovica & Champagne (2009)


The invisible man stumbles a bit as he walks, the alcohol making him far less aware of his invisible feet than he usually is. After passing under a railroad bridge and a viaduct he notices that the neighborhood has changed subtly. No longer do trash and people pushing shopping carts dominate the streets, instead they have been replaced by a decidedly residential vibe. Brownstones line the streets here, the yellow light of domestic life glowing in their windows. The sweet smell of flowering trees hangs thick in the night air.

Up ahead he hears the sound of brass instruments being played at a frantic pace. On closer inspection he discovers a vacant lot strung with lights and converted into a garden which is filled with tables and chairs and a group of people dancing to beautiful Balkan music. At first he sits at a table and simply watches them, but before long he is overcome by a powerful urge to dance and he rushes out into the middle of the crowd, jumping and spinning and confusing the hell out of everyone he bumps into.

This is the perfect party album. Listening to it you can imagine drunk people grabbing the microphone from each other or grabbing a partner and twirling sloppily around the dancefloor. I'm sure the atmosphere of drunken revelry it evokes is no accident, it is called Alkohol after all. The tempos—with the exception of the slower track "Ruzica" in the middle of the album—are fairly upbeat across the board, bass horns oompah-ing enthusiastically left and right. The higher register horns laugh and weep with gusto in a way that is reminiscent of both klezmer and mariachi music. The vocals change a great deal from track to track as if, as previously mentioned, different people keep grabbing the microphone. The end result is an album that is thoroughly Balkan and utterly global, with noticeable links to everything from mariachi to bhangra to ska to Carnival and Mardi Gras music, all of it partying hard and reeking of booze.

Once he is thoroughly exhausted and sweaty as hell he staggers out of the crowd and swipes a bottle of champaign on his way out of the garden. One utterly blitzed guest, nearly passed out at a table, is surprised to see the bottle go floating away down the street, occasionally tilting upside down to drain its contents into an invisible throat.



Just wanted to pop in here to say that this has been a favourite drinking album of mine ever since you posted it.
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