Friday, February 11, 2011

Thy Art is Murder



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thy Art Is Murder is a 5-piece Australian deathcore band from Western Sydney, Australia. They released their debut EP This Hole Is Not Deep Enough For The Twelve Of You in 2005. They followed with another EP Infinite Death in 2008 and released their first full length album The Adversary in July through Skull and Bones Records.


I've listened to their full-length very extensively; they are a great band.


My favorite song of theirs:
Thy Art is Murder - Decrepit Purification


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

AC2

Sorry about the double unrelated to metal posts, but this is all I've been doing for a while. Assassin's Creed II is sooo much more fun for me to play. I'm not sure if I like the story or setting better, but that gameplay is a huge improvement from the first.

What do you guys think about this game?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Assassin's Creed

I just finished Assassin's Creed for the first time on my PC (I know I'm late). I have to say it's probably the most fun I've ever had in a single-player game right next to GTA IV. Anyways, I'm gonna start playing the sequel and wait until spring when Brotherhood comes out for the PC. MAJOR cliffhanger at the end of the first.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Not so new DtG

Disfiguring the Goddess just released an old never before heard pre-production demo of songs they made in 2010 FOR FREEEE! It's not that great, but it was unreleased for a reason I suppose and it is above average in my opinion (PLUS ITS FREE).



Here is a track off of the demo I like:

Uprising - Disfiguring the Goddess


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dropbox

I'm sure quite a bit of you have heard of Dropbox. It's basically a free online flash-drive. You can automatically sync your computer with a special folder that stays in sync with what you have online, either downloading or uploading to keep them the same. You could also just use it online if you don't want to download the program. Either way, I HIGHLY recommend this site.

Here is my referral link:
http://db.tt/UsQTDZ2

You're probably wondering why you should use a referral link in the first place. When you click a referral link, we both get an extra 250mb of storage space added on to your default 2gb. You can continue to do this all the way until 8gb!

I hope you found this helpful

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Some music to take a dump to



Mmmmm yeah; this one really gets the bowels churning

That was I Declare Goddess, a fun little project by the vocalists of I Declare War and Disfiguring the Goddess.

You can download it here

Friday, February 4, 2011

Circle of Contempt


Circle of Contempt is a metal / progressive band from Finland. These guys are my favorite band. Circle of Contempt use to be called Thrust Moment, but changed their name as they were signed to Sumerian Records. They have released one EP and one full-length under their current name. I personally like their EP the best and it is my all-time most listened to album. I have a link to a download here. I don't really know if it was supposed to be released for free, but I will take it down if anyone has a problem with it.


Circle of Contempt - Nothing Imminent (EP version)


Circle of Contempt - A Day for Night (from the full-length)


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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Installing iTunes without the bloat

I found a nice little guide a while back explaining how to install only what you need with iTunes. Doing this saves you a bit of space on your hard drive, and keeps a bout 2 unneeded programs running in the background.

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/the-unofficial-guide-to-installing-itunes-10-without-bloatware/2390

Hope you find it as helpful as I did

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Not so metal related...

So maybe everyone doesn't like metal, but this is AT LEAST music related. I'm just recommending a music player today; some of you may have heard about it already.

foobar2000

Highly customizable, you can add lots of binds, automatically syncs with folders so you don't have to drop it in the program every time you get new music, low memory, and probably other stuff I don't know about.

It's free at http://www.foobar2000.org/.

Here is the site's list of features I either overlooked or took for granted:
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MP4, AAC, CD Audio, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, WavPack, WAV, AIFF, Musepack, Speex, AU, SND... and more with additionalcomponents.

  • Gapless playback.

  • Full unicode support.

  • Easily customizable user interface layout.

  • Advanced tagging capabilities.

  • Support for ripping Audio CDs as well as transcoding all supported audio formats using the Converter component.

  • Full ReplayGain support.

  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.

  • Open component architecture allowing third-party developers to extend functionality of the player.
  • Tuesday, February 1, 2011

    Lowered Expectations

    So yesterday I found out that I can hear the new Born of Osiris song early on the radio, so of course I listen to it and it's pretty good. Then I go and download it a couple hours later and am very confused. I guess the radio didn't pick up everything, but when I listen to it on my computer, it sounds VERY overproduced. Don't get me wrong, the song is great, but they did a little too much with overlaying the keyboards all over the place. Back last summer, a teaser of a couple pre-produced songs was put out. It sounded awesome without all of those keys.

    Oh well
    /rant

    I'm still looking forward to this release, but each to his own.

    I would post the new song, but Sumerian Records is all over YouTube's ass about putting that new song up, so I'll put up the old teaser from last summer:

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    Uneven Structure


    Groovy metal. These guys have one EP out released for free. They plan to change their style a bit though with the full-length, as shown on their album teaser.

    Egocentric Focus by Uneven Structure off of their EP:


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    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Born of Osiris Single to be Released

    Self explanatory

    Hopefully it gets leaked sooner; I can't wait!

    Exist by Born of Osiris - from their latest release: A Higher Place

    I, Your Liege



    I, Your Liege is an Experimental/Death Metal/Progressive band from New York. Think deathcore Between the Buried and Me. They aren't as instrumentally diverse as BTBAM, but you can see that they take influence on the many tempo changes of BTBAM.

    They have only one release, a self-title EP that was released for free back in February. I think that the EP is definately listened to as an album instead of just song-by-song as they songs flow into another. Definitely worth your listen.


    Two songs that stand out from the others to me:

    False Ideals:


    Human Condition:

    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Sumatra



    I figured I would do my first recommendation on a fairly unknown band.


    Sumatra is a band from Russia calls themselves Progressive/Hardcore, but they have an apparent deathcore influence with a touch of technical metal. This band stands out from others in my mind because of their very catchy leads, not being afraid to show how well they can play, and ultimately, the memorability of their songs.

    They have two releases: The Sixth Circle EP and Heliocratic Infinity, both of which feature similar sounds.

    Some of my standout tracks from their full-length Heliocratic Infinity are Stillborn Savior, Rescue from Enslaving, and Earth of Corpses.

    Stillborn Savior:

    (listen on YouTube or MySpace for better quality)


    They have been working on some new material with the arrival of a new guitarist. The vocals have changed as well; I don't know if the current vocalist is new or not though.

    Beginning:


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    Intros

    I plan to use this blog to recommend and review metal bands.

    I enjoy listening to anything from death metal to metalcore; most of the bands I listen to are on the techy side to reduce on the monotonicity that is metal.

    Just to give you a small taste of what I listen to, here are my top 5 favorite bands:
    Circle of Contempt
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Between the Buried and Me
    Within the Ruins
    Sumatra

    Releases I'm looking forward to currently are
    New Born of Osiris album
    Elitist debut full-length
    Failure in Vanity debut full-length
    Ocean Within debut-full length
    Disfiguring the Goddess material

    more to come..