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  1. pen received reputation from Chris. in Nonpoint - X   
    August 24th.

    01. "Empty Batteries"
    02. "Chaos And Earthquakes"
    03. "Fix This"
    04. "Crashing"
    05. "Passive Aggressive"
    06. "Dodge Your Destiny"
    07. "Wheel Against Will"
    08. "Milestone"
    09. "Feel The Way I Feel"
    10. "Position One"
    11. "Paralyzed"
    12. "Fix This (Acoustic)"
    13. "Generation Idiot (Live)"
    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nonpoint-singer-on-forthcoming-album-x-i-havent-been-prouder-of-a-record/
    "Even Fred said when we were on the phone, he's, like, 'I want to make this a kick-in-the-dick record. I want people to feel like they just got clobbered.' I don't want someone to go, [nonchalantly] 'Hey, have you heard the new NONPOINT record?' I want people to go, [excitedly] 'Yo, did you hear the new NONPOINT? Have you heard the new stuff?' I think people are going to be like, 'Wow, I've been waiting for this record from these guys for a long time.'"
     
  2. pen received reputation from Lucas in Solo: A Star Wars Story SPOILERS   
  3. pen received reputation from MU_BeastMode in New Tool album   
    I was going to say, it's been so long that it's already probably moved past hype and out the other side into a sort of non-hype that only Chinese Democracy has previously inhabited.
  4. pen received reputation from Lucas in Deadpool 2 SPOILERS   
    Wait until they start really covering his origin.
    Are you ready for him to walk up to Cyclops and say "Dad?"
  5. pen gave reputation to It's Harty! RUN! in E3 2018   
    Also I'm pretty sure graphics engines go to new consoles. Battlefield 4 got a new engine that is still used
  6. pen gave reputation to TaNbULL in E3 2018   
    For the second time: It isn't a graphics engine. It's a GAME engine. That can be used over the course of the next several games. The Halo games have been using the same ENGINE since Halo 1, just with upgrades made here and there. 
  7. pen received reputation from Ruiner II in E3 2018   
    If Echo plays Destiny like he listens to Simple Plan songs, probably pretty good.
  8. pen received reputation from Mike in E3 2018   
    Ha!
  9. pen gave reputation to Vigo in sad news from joan red camp   
    The anniversary was a couple days ago and it was likely a google search. Hopefully she searched his and the band's name here on the forum and saw all the praise and the posts saying how missed he is.
  10. pen received reputation from Mrs_Punkrock in sad news from joan red camp   
    Omar [^]:

    I'm gonna sound like a total dick right now, but would put a 100 bucks that it was an overdose.
    That's kind of what I'm waiting for. The other shoe to drop.
  11. pen received reputation from Mrs_Punkrock in sad news from joan red camp   
    They say he died from unknown causes. I'm slightly curious.
  12. pen received reputation from Lucas in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    I love a lot about this, but I think what kills me the most is Cinderella breaking her glass slipper like a bottle and wielding it menacingly.
    Fuck to the yes, I need this movie in my soul.
  13. pen received reputation from Nixon in Blackmailing Charlie. Conning Henry. Shanghaiing Dixie.   
    Just listened to the song, really digging it. Very much like the lyrics, and very intrigued to hear what's next.
  14. pen received reputation from Ruiner II in Got (Gaming) News   
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/05/hitman-2-seemingly-leaked-by-alleged-logo
  15. pen received reputation from Ruiner II in Got (Gaming) News   
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/06/05/hitman-2-seemingly-leaked-by-alleged-logo
  16. pen received reputation from Lucas in General Discussion   
    Achievement Hunter has had conversations about the word cunt before and came to the conclusion that while it is not that terrible as a curse word, it is, their word, a showstopper. 
  17. pen received reputation from Jamie in Head With Wings (Alternative/Progressive Rock/Post-Rock - New Haven, CT)   
    Just read on Melodic that these guys are releasing a new album, From Worry To Shame, on June 1st.
  18. pen received reputation from Lucas in Got (Movie/TV) News   
    Oh, and Loki was never ruined and had been great in every appearance he's had.
  19. pen received reputation from Lucas in Avengers: Infinity War SPOILER discussion   
    See, this is part of why I don't like this attitude toward a work of fiction.
    The deaths to the characters in the movie are real, the reactions they have are real, and they have no way of knowing that anyone is coming back. The stakes are real to them.
    I hate the concept that a story can't simply be enjoyed on it's own merits just because something may or may not happen in the future.
  20. pen received reputation from Lucas in Blackmailing Charlie. Conning Henry. Shanghaiing Dixie.   
    Omar's cat. 
  21. pen received reputation from Lucas in New Disturbed   
    They finished tracking their new album with Kevin Churko. That's all we know so far. 
  22. pen received reputation from MU_BeastMode in Blackmailing Charlie. Conning Henry. Shanghaiing Dixie.   
    Gotcha covered.
  23. pen received reputation from Ruiner II in Avengers: Infinity War SPOILER discussion   
    I made a snort of amusement. Bet Okoye regrets wanting that Starbucks now.
  24. pen received reputation from Lucas in Godsmack - When Legends Rise   
    So this week I went back through Godsmack's discography, which helped crystallize my thoughts about them and the new album.
    My take on their career is that their first two albums, while solid, were very much the output of a band introducing themselves and finding their footing. I never really noticed how much Godsmack's early work borrows from early Korn in the guitar sound and the overall style. Sully's voice helps give it a bit of distinct tone, but it doesn't have a true identity.
    Then The Scorpion King happened, and "I Stand Alone" laid the groundwork for their output to come. Faceless, which I feel is Godsmack's best album, is made up of songs that honestly could have all been on The Scorpion King soundtrack. I'm not sure if the term "desert rock" makes sense, but the aggressiveness, guitar tone, and confrontational attitude of Faceless brings that to mind for me; rock music made in a wasteland. This is when Godsmack was arguably at their commercial peak, and ironically, stopped being faceless.
    The problem is that now having cemented this approach as the Godsmack sound, the trick was to keep it fresh and interesting, and IV did a reasonably fair job of this by adding blues rock elements like on "Shine Down" and including somber and stripped cuts like "Hollow" and "One Rainy Day".
    Unfortunately, this attempt to stretch their sound stopped with The Oracle and 1000hp. With only a couple exceptions, the songs on both of these albums could have easily replaced any songs on Faceless and not really have missed a beat, because they're cut from the exact same cloth. But what once was fresh, exciting, surprising, and entertaining loses that spark the more it gets trotted out, and there's a feeling on both albums of tapping the well. I will argue there are still some solid cuts on both albums, but other songs absolutely sound phoned in; like Godsmack by numbers. I'm not sure if the band felt they had to do this to satisfy their fanbase or if it had anything to do with Sully's solo efforts and keeping things centered on a Godsmack sound, but it ultimately hurt them as songwriters and made them seem like one-trick ponies.
    And that brings me to their new album, which sounds completely different to any Godsmack album that's come before. If earlier albums had a guitar sound that was grimy, this guitar sound has a sheen. The songs are more anthemic, more focused on melody than aggression. The hooks are solid and there seems to be more willingness to play around with expectations. It's not just the piano ballad (which is amazing), and I hate to keep bringing up Linkin Park in this conversation, but the songs do seem to borrow more from LP's brand of nu-metal as well as post-grunge rather than Godsmack's old sound. Because of this, in moments where Godsmack's old riffage raises its head, like on "Someday", it's like an old friend rather than a cantankerous fossil. And even then, "Someday" marries this to a chorus that is unlike what Godsmack would put out in the past. Frankly, they sound rejuvenated, so much so I don't even care that "Every Part Of Me" has a chorus melody that I'm certain I've heard before from other bands, just because from Godsmack, it sounds refreshing compared to receiving the same old Scorpion King soundtrack of the past. If this is how Godsmack will sound on future albums, then it's a joy to finally be able to look forward to a Godsmack album again.
    Besides the title track, "Bulletproof", and the songs I mentioned above, I'd also like to throw out "Let It Out" as a phenomenal jam, and I would not be surprised if that was a future single.
     
  25. pen received reputation from Lucas in Avengers: Infinity War SPOILER discussion   
    I made a snort of amusement. Bet Okoye regrets wanting that Starbucks now.