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  1. pen received reputation from Vigo in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Bon Jovi vs. Touche Amore   
    Frankly, I can't get into Touche Amore and there's a certain goofy charm in Bon Jovi continuing to do his Bon Jovian rock style in 2017. Watching an aging Jovi continue to sing about how he's throwing down and giving people the finger fills me with glee.
  2. pen received reputation from American_Idiot in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Citizen Zero vs. Against The Current   
    Adam, it's you and me now in the bunker. I like Citizen Zero but they're pretty meat and potatoes while Against The Current is just pretty. They get my vote.
  3. pen received reputation from kyle1020 in Imagine Dragons - 'Evolve'   
    Glad to see you back, eyeball.
  4. pen received reputation from Green Baron in Fall Out Boy - Mania   
    I really hope you don't take offense to this, but to me this level of thinking for a music fan is quite honestly selfish and at its worst, toxic. You may not like the direction they've taken but to claim that they're stabbing their fans in the back is the same as saying "You should only make music for me".
    This is original stuff. It's creative. It shows they're willing to take risks, and you may not think so because you're comparing it to other pop music, but the fact that this is ruffling your feathers so much shows that it was a risk, and they did it anyway, because it was the music they wanted to make.
    From my perspective, I think the verses are meaningful and the chorus is energetic, and I still see no difference between what they've done on the chorus here and what BMTH did on "Can You Feel My Heart", although whether that means anything I guess depends on whether you like that song or not.
    And while we're discussing other people's viewpoints, for a counterpoint check out the thread on Chorus.fm where Jason Tate takes a ton of people to task about this song in his usual vitriolic manner. He makes a lot of great points. But the bottom line is if you don't like the song, that's fine, but to be angry and upset? At the end of the day, the band doesn't owe their fans a particular style of music. They owe it to themselves to make the kind of music that they want.
     
  5. pen received reputation from Koldes in Nothing More // The Stories We Tell Ourselves   
    September 15th.
    01 – “(Ambition; Destruction)”
    02 – “Do You Really Want It”
    03 – “(Convict; Divide)”
    04 – “Let ’em Burn”
    05 – “Ripping Me Apart”
    06 – “Don’t Stop”
    07 – “Funny Little Creatures”
    08 – “(React; Respond)”
    09 – “The Great Divorce”
    10 – “Still In Love”
    11 – “(Alone; Together)”
    12 – “Go To War”
    13 – “Just Say When”
    14 – “(Accept; Disconnect)”
    15 – “Who We Are”
    16 – “Tunnels”
    17 – “(End; Begin)”
    18 – “FadeInFadeOut”
  6. pen received reputation from Kalt in Make America Rock Again - Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, etc.   
    Found it.
    http://www.metalsucks.net/2017/05/12/trump-loving-trapt-frontman-is-fighting-with-people-on-facebook-about-the-james-comey-fbi-scandal/
    This is disheartening. I knew the frontman could be a douchebag but it's worse to know he's a Trump supporter. Not that I supported Trapt much financially anyway, but now this makes me want to even less so.
  7. pen received reputation from Kalt in Make America Rock Again - Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, etc.   
    Wait, what? When did this happen? 
  8. pen gave reputation to RainbowDragon in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    Take your fake looking CGI apes and stick them up your ass. The guy who said they are seemless is fucking lying. If you cant tell they are CGI you must be really young and or stupid.
     
     
  9. pen received reputation from Lucas in Shaman's Harvest - Red Hands Black Deeds   
    July 28th.
    01. "Red Hands And Black Deeds (Prelude)"
    02. "Broken Ones"     
    03. "The Come Up"
    04. "A Longer View"     
    05. "Soul Crusher"     
    06. "Off the Tracks"     
    07. "Long Way Home"     
    08. "The Devil in Our Wake"     
    09. "Blood Trophies"     
    10. "So Long"     
    11. "Tusk And Bone"     
    12. "Scavengers"
     
  10. pen received reputation from Paul in Stone Sour working on a new album   
    I don't hear any difference between these songs and the ones they were making before, unless doing the concept album thing has made it so they can never do a straightforward rock and roll album without backlash. 
  11. pen received reputation from Paul in Stone Sour working on a new album   
    I don't hear any difference between these songs and the ones they were making before, unless doing the concept album thing has made it so they can never do a straightforward rock and roll album without backlash. 
  12. pen received reputation from Lucas in Chris Cornell dead   
    Could it still not have had an effect on his judgment? I know nothing of this drug beyond what I've read in articles but I have read that he still had way above the recommended dosage and that high levels can lead to suicidal behavior. 
    Could something else in his bloodstream have worked with it? It just seems peculiar that someone who nobody seems to have expected to kill himself did so after taking too much of a drug that is listed as being linked to suicide.
    The man obviously had his issues, but I have trouble thinking that the drugs had nothing at all to do with what happened. 
  13. pen received reputation from Ruiner in Aftershock 2017   
    It's obviously your fault. You should have named every band on the list, so that nobody felt left out.
  14. pen received reputation from Mike in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    He's being sarcastic, numbnuts.
  15. pen gave reputation to RainbowDragon in Got (Gaming) News   
    I have no interest in buying a new console and my laptop isnt strong enough to play the best new shit so yeah I do play shitty cell phone games but at least I can admit most of them are shit.
  16. pen gave reputation to RainbowDragon in Got (Gaming) News   
    I sorta agree with Mike. I would never pay for a monthly Nintendo online service. Its not worth it and they don't deserve it. Nintendo can just ride off into the sunset and die off just like Sega for all I care.
    Also Balloon Fight was never even a huge NES game and thats a fact. 
  17. pen received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park - 'One More Light'   
    Fixed.
  18. pen received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park - 'One More Light'   
    Also to be fair, are there really that many rap albums out there that don't feature other rappers in some way? I feel like that's par for the genre. It would surprise me more if they did do a full-length Fort Minoresque album with no guest stars.
  19. pen received reputation from jgohawks in Make America Rock Again - Trapt, Saliva, Saving Abel, Alien Ant Farm, etc.   
    I meant to post about this but just didn't. I'm glad that it's coming back and hopefully, if it still comes to Florida, the lesser amount of bands might allow for better venues. It's a longshot, but here's hoping.
  20. pen received reputation from Lucas in Nothing More // The Stories We Tell Ourselves   
    Choo choo!
  21. pen received reputation from Lucas in Nothing More // The Stories We Tell Ourselves   
    Choo choo!
  22. pen received reputation from Ruiner in The Leftovers   
    HBO has the best synopsis ever for the last episode: Nothing is answered. Everything is answered. And then it ends.
  23. pen received reputation from Kalt in Chris Cornell dead   
    Fine. I don't like TMZ. Fuck them anyway.
  24. pen received reputation from Lucas in Linkin Park - 'One More Light'   
    Just want to comment on this.
    One of the reasons this album reminds me a lot of Minutes To Midnight is because that album also only featured Mike on three songs: "Bleed It Out", "Hands Held High", and "In Between". This one: "Good Goodbye", "Invisible", and "Sorry For Now". Just interesting. I'm sure he's in the backing vocals on other songs somewhere, but it's interesting that they limited his prominence especially since he had a hand in writing all the songs and Chester only has a credit on Heavy. Makes me think that Mike is really more about the songwriting these days than the vocalizing.
    The other thing is that Brad has gone on record as saying there is guitar on all of the songs on the album, but it's not the big blast guitar that we're used to. It's subdued. He's actually pointed out specific things they've done on several songs like using acoustic guitar, layering effects, etc. So it's a misnomer to say that Brad is absent. He's not absent, he's just not prominent. Which actually reminds me of what happened with A Thousand Suns, where people said he wasn't there and the band also had to go on record with that album to explain the guitar was present.
  25. pen received reputation from Ruiner in The Leftovers   
    Well, except us as the audience know that this isn't exactly true. Kevin can absolutely go into the hotel universe and he could very easily see Evie there. Whether he will or not is anyone's guess.
    But yes, in reality, they don't know that Kevin is or isn't delusional (about this, anyway), but Laurie is at a place where she is understanding everyone is dealing with this trauma in their own way and need to see it through to get closure, even if it's madness. Kevin is okay with dying, John is okay with helping him. Nora is okay with going into some strange machine, Matt is okay with letting her.
    Laurie actually put it pretty eloquently when Kevin asked her if Nora was gone. "We're all gone, Kevin." It's the truth.
    Frankly, it wouldn't shock me if the end of this show was just that everyone suicided. i hope it's not though.