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by t.a.j.
11 Oct 2015 23:56
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Hi I'm new!
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

Re: Hi I'm new!

nostalgia is the yearning to return to now inaccessible place one.
by t.a.j.
14 Jun 2015 16:20
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

Pilgrim wrote:no speaker and equipment setup can make a bad recording sound good
But they can easily make a good recording sound bad.
by t.a.j.
07 May 2015 10:07
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: World Tour 2015 Merch
Replies: 28
Views: 11495

Re: World Tour 2015 Merch

Image

I used to have this. Wonder what happened to it. I probably gave it away to someone after I got to fat to wear it.
by t.a.j.
05 May 2015 23:15
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Untappd
Replies: 4
Views: 4124

Re: Untappd

Watch our empires sink and wash away like castles made of sand
by t.a.j.
03 May 2015 13:02
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: World Tour 2015 Merch
Replies: 28
Views: 11495

Re: World Tour 2015 Merch

25 € for a shirt is 5 more than I'm willing to pay.
by t.a.j.
30 Apr 2015 09:39
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: World Tour 2015 Merch
Replies: 28
Views: 11495

Re: World Tour 2015 Merch

Overpriced Ripp-off.
by t.a.j.
30 Apr 2015 09:38
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Setlist discussion for 2015
Replies: 232
Views: 42601

Re: Setlist discussion for 2015

Munich: 1. The Ninth Wave 2. Banished From Sanctuary 3. Nightfall 4. Fly 5. Tanelorn 6. Prophecies 7. The Last Candle 8. Miracle Machine 9. A Past And Future Secret 10. Welcome To Dying 11. Journey Through The Dark (!) 12. Imaginations From The Other Side 13. Sacred Worlds 14. Twilight Of The Gods 1...
by t.a.j.
18 Mar 2015 23:55
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Heideggerian.
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: Heideggerian.

It's an incomplete quote and it was rather disturbing to see this at first :)
by t.a.j.
15 Feb 2015 03:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: how longs since I posted rudnkhear?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: how longs since I posted rudnkhear?

94 o course imean
by t.a.j.
15 Feb 2015 03:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: how longs since I posted rudnkhear?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

how longs since I posted rudnkhear?

too kloogn,that's how long.long as my, well not I mean, not dirty stuff my pants are loong opnly I am short not totally short but reahntert short andall, but my penis is kind of ok, not complaints I've loved bg long tim. Ha. really, seriously, you know how it is is, backin 04 I listenend to bards so...
by t.a.j.
12 Feb 2015 19:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond the Red Mirror PS3
Replies: 6
Views: 2603

Re: Beyond the Red Mirror PS3

And this my friends is what happens, when technology and its owner control you, who paid for it.
by t.a.j.
08 Feb 2015 10:01
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror Split In Two CD's ?!
Replies: 27
Views: 8656

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror Split In Two CD's ?!

What I find really bad, is that it's a concept album, not just a collection of songs and thus the "bonus tracks" are not bonus tracks at all, but actual, integrated parts of the story, which means that the regular editions are not regular, but missing relevant pieces that would have belong to the or...
by t.a.j.
06 Feb 2015 21:22
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums
Replies: 49
Views: 18340

Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Blind Guardian Albums

TFTTW
IFTOS
SFB
FTB
NIME & BTRM locked in a deadly tug-o-war.
by t.a.j.
03 Feb 2015 19:27
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

When considering the mix, one should keep in mind that what comes out of the production onto the medium is only the base which produces the final sound that you hear only through whatever audio equipment you use. Equalizers, presets, the qualities of speakers and headphones, even the acoustics of th...
by t.a.j.
03 Feb 2015 18:19
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

I think I've to revise my opinion. It really grows on me.
by t.a.j.
02 Feb 2015 15:36
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story
Replies: 76
Views: 31664

Re: Beyond The Red Mirror - The Story

Talking animals are straight from the realm of fables and children's books and all the animals mentioned are typical of such characters.
by t.a.j.
26 Jan 2015 17:43
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

Traveller in Time wrote: It's a false friend. The Black parade is a song of My Chemical Romance, but i have to admit they really sound like Green Day
I'd apologize for my lack of pop expertise but I really don't care one way or another. But thanks for correcting it anyway.
by t.a.j.
26 Jan 2015 17:41
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

Lots of exaggeration at best, especially the quote "While there are decent songs and good parts on every record since ANATO, there's hasn't been a really good song on any of them." I'll just use a couple of songs. Is Fly and Another Stranger Me not some of the best, most unique, and least derivativ...
by t.a.j.
25 Jan 2015 13:35
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

Valhalla is by no means a better song than Holy Grail, but singing Valhalla makes you feel like you're going to crush the World, Holy Grail is better written and composed but lacks the soul of Valhalla. There's very much something to this. Until ANATO (though to a degree already on NIME), while the...
by t.a.j.
23 Jan 2015 15:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews
Replies: 197
Views: 52762

Re: 'BEYOND THE RED MIRROR'- Your Reviews

My general impression: As has been mentioned repeatedly, more often than not, the choruses just don't fit the songs. It's almost as if someone had thought that you need to have upbeat and catchy choruses, fuck the dark and dense rest of the song. Too bad that that someone was horribly wrong. Not bei...
by t.a.j.
23 Jan 2015 15:14
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik
Replies: 39
Views: 7487

Re: Drum section simplicity - personal appeal to Fredrik

I leave here a video of Frederik band Sinbreed. Listen to the power and good sound of the drums and his drum work and then ask yourself why that doesn't happens in the BG albums? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxS1aQSSb5M The drums, apart from bass drum and snare are barely audible, there's not muc...
by t.a.j.
04 Aug 2014 08:26
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Wintersun vs Nuclear Blast
Replies: 9
Views: 6375

Re: Wintersun vs Nuclear Blast

Under socialism: not a problem.
by t.a.j.
23 Jul 2014 23:04
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Judas Prist Redeemer of Souls
Replies: 9
Views: 4923

Re: Judas Prist Redeemr of Souls

Nostradamus was a nice change, something interesting, if a bit the same from end to end. Not exactly a great album, but certainly decent and I liked the willingness to experiment a bit. Redeemer of Souls kind of suffers from the same problem: it's mostly one speed, one structure repeated again and a...
by t.a.j.
29 Apr 2014 08:09
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Sabaton
Replies: 11
Views: 7311

Re: Sabaton

Hammerfall is more inventive and creative than Sabaton... That right there is a logical contradiction, for is not the 21st metal axiom "c(x) > C(Hammerfall) for all x, x is metal band" and therefore no band can both be a metal band and be less creative than Hammerfall. Q.E.D. As a side note, not ev...
by t.a.j.
18 Apr 2014 13:17
Forum: Otherland
Topic: What book are you reading?
Replies: 1391
Views: 431520

Re: What book are you reading?

The stories about Kvothe are indeed quite entertaining. I must admit that, while The Name of the Wind quickly became one of favorites, in particular due to the excellent prose, likeable characters and a great sense of both humour and tragedy, The Wise Man's Fear suffers a lot from middle-book syndr...
by t.a.j.
12 Apr 2014 20:41
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Are you still alive?
Replies: 108
Views: 52143

Re: Are you still alive?

Caught in an old cage
the system failed
built up on lies
now I see that I'm alone
in asylum's cage
I'm left alone

I'm alive my friend
I can feel the shadows everywhere
I'm alive
I left the shadows
far behind me
another one is waiting in the dark

That was missing from this thread ;)
by t.a.j.
28 Mar 2014 22:47
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Sabaton
Replies: 11
Views: 7311

Re: Sabaton

While I enjoyed Primo Victoria and Attero Dominatus, starting with The Art Of War, they went downhill and there were less and less songs on each following album that I liked, with Carolus Magnus finally having not a single track that I find even decent. Also, I can't listen to them for all that long...
by t.a.j.
20 Mar 2014 08:38
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: @all Manowar haters
Replies: 49
Views: 19059

Re: @all Manowar haters

Predictability being a function of familiarity, that does not seem like a reasonable criterion to evaluate 30 year old songs.
by t.a.j.
14 Mar 2014 12:35
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Folk Metal Suggestions
Replies: 54
Views: 21309

Re: Folk Metal Suggestions

Skyclad.
Then nothing. For a long time. Then Tengger Cavalry. Then nothing. The all those silly viking, pagan, medieval hussa hussa cliché combos. Fuck them all. Worthless reactionary drivel...
by t.a.j.
13 Mar 2014 16:19
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: @all Manowar haters
Replies: 49
Views: 19059

Re: @all Manowar haters

I can't say I like them one bit. They just sound really cheesy, bland, boring and too filled with cliches for me to enjoy. Also, don't even try saying I don't have taste because I dislike them. :P I dare say I could name 100 bands better than Manowar. :P While their later albums tend to be pretty m...
by t.a.j.
04 Dec 2013 10:27
Forum: The Piper's Calling
Topic: Marshall vs Peavey
Replies: 1
Views: 6201

Re: Marshall vs Peavey

In my experience, Marshal amps tend to give a more lighter and airier distortion, more reminiscent of rock bands, while Peavy amps sound crunchier and heavier, more suited to more extreme styles of metal. But what you should do in any case is find a store where you can try what you want to buy and g...
by t.a.j.
07 Nov 2013 18:33
Forum: Otherland
Topic: Drawings~
Replies: 8
Views: 6105

Re: Drawings~

Quite well done. And kind of creepy, to be honest.
by t.a.j.
03 Nov 2013 11:45
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: ATITM: We rate the songs
Replies: 18
Views: 8621

Re: ATITM: We rate the songs

I remember almost nothing about this album except that Fly is cool and some harmonized chorus here and there. So -

Fly 8/10
Rest: 1/10 on average.

It's nice that they write more than one good song per album again...
by t.a.j.
09 Oct 2013 12:03
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Wheel of Time at a talent show, with belly dance.
Replies: 0
Views: 8037

Wheel of Time at a talent show, with belly dance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4E2Tc370ZU

I might actually prefer this version. It's shorter at least.
by t.a.j.
12 Sep 2013 10:11
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: First show for 2014 confirmed
Replies: 20
Views: 8412

Re: First show for 2014 confirmed

Since it's not far from here, I will at least go to see Guardian, let's see how the running order looks. And there's actually a number of bands I wouldn't mind seeing (again).
by t.a.j.
20 Aug 2013 17:34
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Are you still alive?
Replies: 108
Views: 52143

Re: Are you still alive?

by t.a.j.
19 Aug 2013 11:22
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Are you still alive?
Replies: 108
Views: 52143

Re: Are you still alive?

Once upon a time there was a forum where we used to have a chat or two. Remember how we spammed away the hours and dreamed of all the meeting we would do? Those were the days my friend we thought they'd never end We'd chat and spam, forever and a day Discussing politics Religion and the licks that o...
by t.a.j.
02 Aug 2013 17:43
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: COBURG: 10 YEARS AFTER
Replies: 11
Views: 7765

Re: COBURG: 10 YEARS AFTER

I tossed a dwarf. Not very far, though. He was rather big for a dwarf. You could say he was a dwarf in name only.
by t.a.j.
17 Jun 2013 13:25
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Birthrate and the Islamification of Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 10396

Re: Birthrate and the Islamification of Europe

The best way to think about these things, imho is to imagine a kind of cognitive module, the function of which it is to determine for any setting in which you may find yourself who is with you and who is against you. This module picks up hints and options from the environment, the way people look, t...
by t.a.j.
13 Jun 2013 12:20
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Spring/Summer 2013 forum meeting!
Replies: 80
Views: 41760

Re: Spring/Summer 2013 forum meeting!

It's almost time and there is no location or further planning yet?
by t.a.j.
12 Jun 2013 19:33
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: COBURG: 10 YEARS AFTER
Replies: 11
Views: 7765

Re: COBURG: 10 YEARS AFTER

\m/
by t.a.j.
31 May 2013 10:35
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Birthrate and the Islamification of Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 10396

Re: Birthrate and the Islamification of Europe

Sleeping Dragon wrote:I hate it when backwards religious morons stereotype an entire people.
*hugs*
by t.a.j.
28 May 2013 18:39
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Birthrate and the Islamification of Europe
Replies: 15
Views: 10396

Re: Birthrate and the Islamification of Europe

The arguments has several problems, even though the reproductive rates cite are correct. 1) those reproductive rates include immigrant populations. 2) biological children are not automatically cultural children, a childhood in Europe is different from one in Arabia or Northern Africa e.g. 3) culture...
by t.a.j.
22 May 2013 19:18
Forum: Guardian of the Blind
Topic: Power Metal or Prog Metal?
Replies: 20
Views: 8078

Re: Power Metal or Prog Metal?

I think that "Power Metal" is fine as a descriptor. They were innovators of the genre and still are part of it, even though they have their own sound which incorporates a lot of "alien" influences. Genres are vague and fuzzy things to begin with and in my opinion, being part of a movement - a group ...
by t.a.j.
22 May 2013 17:02
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Sadistic Sacrament, first sounds from my band
Replies: 1
Views: 3663

Sadistic Sacrament, first sounds from my band

Antagonist

It's black metal, so most of you probably won't like it. But for what it's worth, I wanted to share it with you.
by t.a.j.
16 May 2013 10:10
Forum: Imaginations from the Other Side
Topic: Ceremonial from Ottawa \m/
Replies: 10
Views: 5200

Re: Ceremonial from Ottawa \m/

Cool Stuff. Enjoyed it enough to recommend it on facebook ;).
by t.a.j.
15 May 2013 11:40
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Spring/Summer 2013 forum meeting!
Replies: 80
Views: 41760

Re: Spring/Summer 2013 forum meeting!

So far, I should find time then.
by t.a.j.
14 Mar 2013 16:47
Forum: The Slaughterhouse
Topic: Radagast is a dirty hippie
Replies: 25
Views: 12338

Re: Radagast is a dirty hippie

I like hippies.
by t.a.j.
08 Mar 2013 09:20
Forum: Coffee Shop
Topic: Are you still alive?
Replies: 108
Views: 52143

Re: Are you still alive?

Yeah, still kicking. The facebook group should be mentioned: There is a facebook group for you to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/320103081404465/