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  1. xeph received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Final Four: Metallica vs. From Ashes To New   
    In a just world Night Verses would have smote FATN with a mighty blow
  2. xeph received reputation from NinjaNick101 in MM2017 Final Four: Metallica vs. From Ashes To New   
    In a just world Night Verses would have smote FATN with a mighty blow
  3. xeph gave reputation to pen in General Discussion   
    On the one hand, I caved in and did overtime since we only had one closer on staff tonight.
    On the other hand...
     
  4. xeph gave reputation to Lucas in General Discussion   
    I haven't posted about it in a long time as it has been consuming my life the last several months and thus why I was not on here much since the fall. But I finally won full custody of my girls today. I'm pretty humbled by it finally being ruled in my favor. 
  5. xeph received reputation from Lucas in Being As An Ocean - 'Waiting For Morning To Come'   
    That's because we didn't know it was coming out at all until recently. Equal Vision held up the release for so long the band just said fuck it and bought the rights to the album like a month ago and announced they were self releasing it
  6. xeph received reputation from Koldes in New Foo Fighters   
    I am incredibly stoked on that collaboration
  7. xeph gave reputation to Koldes in Hundred Suns - 'The Prestaliis'   
    Upon a first (working, highly distracted) listen, this is really good. December's ending definitely had some Red vibes and the guitar breakdown towards the end of Reversal reminded me of Chevelle. So I can see those comparisons. I can hear the 10 Years reference as well because the lyrics aren't obvious and beat you over the head with simplicity, and the music is kind of moody, dark, serious type of stuff. I haven't listened to Demon Hunter in order to compare - although I have heard that their latest album has little unclean vocals, maybe I should give that a try. The other albums I hear a lot when listening to this is Sleepwave's 'Broken Compass' and CrashScene, almost like this is a sequel to their S/T album CrashScene. I can also hear a little but of Wovenwar and Heartist in the vocalist's tone. All four of these albums I just listed are some of my favorites from the past few years, so that's a good thing.
    I think this album is going to be one of my higher ranked albums in the year. Definitely high up as far as hard rock goes - I need to listen to it more and learn it, but it definitely has everything I'm looking for, especially the hard aggression and borderline vocals without ever crossing the unclean line, along with some really good variation as xeph advertised! No song has the same beginning or the same end. For example, Hallejulah's ending is him yelling with a hard stop, and then right into Infinite Winter's soft opening with delayed vocals. I'm not sure why more hard rock bands don't do this variation often anymore. The little bits of echoing vocals, little bit of pianos, some light electronics on this really give it this edge of variation that I like.
  8. xeph received reputation from Green Baron in MM2017 Round 2, Set 8: Night Verses vs. From Ashes To New   
    Choose wisely. Choose bravely. Choose Night Verses!
  9. xeph received reputation from Chris. in Brand New - 'Science Fiction'   
    You can preorder the vinyl, CD, or buy a digital download here:
    http://www.procrastinatemusictraitors.com/products/598731-brand-new-science-fiction
    Kind of excited for this. Never been a big Brand New fan really by any stretch (just haven't "got it" I guess) but I know this is supposed to be their last album and they're super important to a lot of people so maybe I'll find something in this one
  10. xeph received reputation from 2ndkrueger in Hundreth - 'Rare'   
    I gave this a jammy jam in the car this AM and enjoyed it immensely. I always thought these guys' heavier output was a bit on the standard side for me but they really hit the spot with the sound on this one imo. "Vertigo", "Disarray" and "Youth" are the highlights for me.
  11. xeph received reputation from Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Great cover by Spencer/Matt from Periphery in memoriam
     
  12. xeph received reputation from Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    Great cover by Spencer/Matt from Periphery in memoriam
     
  13. xeph received reputation from Kalt in RIP Chester Bennington   
    What people misconstrue about suicide is that they think these people are like "oh yeah, yeah it kinda sucks for them but my family will be fine without me, fuck it I'm outta here". To be depressed and suicidal is to feel that everyone around you hates you and will be happier if you're not around (even if that isn't remotely true). It's a mental illness for a reason, you're not thinking clearly.
  14. xeph received reputation from Lucas in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I think I speak for many people on this site when I say that my love for heavy/alternative/weird music was sparked by LP. I only knew like, Bob Seger or whatever my parents had on the radio before I discovered "Crawling" on some baseball video in the early days of Youtube. Then from there I discovered Rise Against, my first favorite band, and then eventually everything else that I listen to these days. So the way I've experienced music over the years would be totally different without Linkin Park. As long as I've been a fan of music, they and Chester have been there, playing shows or making new music. Even if I didn't always like it, they were always there. It's almost too strange to think that won't be the case anymore.
  15. xeph received reputation from Lucas in RIP Chester Bennington   
    I think I speak for many people on this site when I say that my love for heavy/alternative/weird music was sparked by LP. I only knew like, Bob Seger or whatever my parents had on the radio before I discovered "Crawling" on some baseball video in the early days of Youtube. Then from there I discovered Rise Against, my first favorite band, and then eventually everything else that I listen to these days. So the way I've experienced music over the years would be totally different without Linkin Park. As long as I've been a fan of music, they and Chester have been there, playing shows or making new music. Even if I didn't always like it, they were always there. It's almost too strange to think that won't be the case anymore.
  16. xeph received reputation from Lucas in MM2017 Round 1, Set 16: Jimmy Eat World vs. Bayside   
    Bayside are fine but Integrity Blues is the best JEW album since Futures. No contest
  17. xeph received reputation from Kalt in Kid Fucking Rock   
    that's what I said this morning as I dug my fingernails into the steering wheel when my passenger reminded me he's running for Senate or whatever
  18. xeph received reputation from Lucas in MM2017 Round 1, Set 16: Jimmy Eat World vs. Bayside   
    Bayside are fine but Integrity Blues is the best JEW album since Futures. No contest
  19. xeph received reputation from Kalt in Kid Fucking Rock   
    that's what I said this morning as I dug my fingernails into the steering wheel when my passenger reminded me he's running for Senate or whatever
  20. xeph gave reputation to Andrew in Spider-Man: Homecoming   
    Zendaya was fucking great and Mike's wrong, per usual
  21. xeph received reputation from Andrew in Spider-Man: Homecoming   
    Mike hating Zendaya's character is potentially the least surprising that's ever happened in the history of time
  22. xeph received reputation from Green Baron in MM2017 Round 1, Set 8: Bon Jovi vs. Touche Amore   
    I wasn't aware Bon Jovi were still kicking, which is admirable of them I guess, but er, I can't envision any scenario in which I vote for them
  23. xeph received reputation from Ruiner in Nickelback - 'Feed the Machine'   
    This is hilarious and I'm totally on team Chad in this feud. Not because I agree with him or something because I respect his commitment to the slander and well, someone needs to root for him
  24. xeph received reputation from Green Baron in MM2017 Round 1, Set 6: Pup vs. Saosin   
    It is oh so hard to vote against Saosin but this is what I must do
  25. xeph received reputation from Koldes in Rise Against - 'Wolves'   
    It sounds like a Rise Against album. I feel like you'd enjoy it though