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Re: What are you listening to?

by VoiceOfReasonPast » Sun May 19, 2019 3:05 pm

This is like the creepiest Miku-chan ever. What is WRONG with her mouth?

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 am

We're all gonna make it, brah!

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 19, 2019 3:47 am

The wonderfully awesome-named Rotterdam Terror Corps with what sounds like a title made for INs. "Rules Don't Apply" and the intro speaks for itself.

Edit: I want to stress that RTC are usually very oldschool with their bread and butter being more something one could call Gabber instead of Hardcore.

Fucking excellent example of what "double time feel" is. Rarely seen outside of electronica and sorely missed in Metal these days. You'll see what I mean at 35 seconds aprox. Fast beat but pretty swinging beat with the actual bpm feeling half as fast.

Aditte two:

Wonderfully hostile and yet melodic. Just awesome. There's nothing better than a melody getting people hooked immediately followed by almost dissonant bass.

Re: What are you listening to?

by veris leta facies » Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 pm

Today is a money day.

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 12, 2019 12:05 am

Today is an old Hardcore day.

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 05, 2019 5:33 am

Finally, I'll just leave this here.

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 05, 2019 4:34 am

RE: German Metalcore
This is about as good as it gets. Take notice that Metalcore isn't that gay shit with clear pussy wooing lyrics that screamo made you believe it is.

Throughout awesome guitars.

The logical conclusion.

I mark this as the death of Metalcore. I haven't heard any actual after this. It's transformed into Deathcore/Death Metal.

I must have posted this a dozen times. If you haven't listened to it yet, do so now. It was a big deal in the entire German Metal scene at a time everyone hated the shit out of anything vaguely Metalcore.

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 am

Oh and this is what killed Punk ultimately for dead for sure:

Metalcore was mostly ultra leftist and the more current and up with the times stuff. I can't even argue. This shit:

is about as leftist you get and still I love it because it's awesome musically. I'd congratulate the guys in person before the execution they deserve.

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 05, 2019 4:14 am

I'm not finished! Let me sperg about the very first full album I've ever bought.
The Offspring's Americana. You better Spotify that shit because YT quality is awful.

A fast start with a great song. The melodies are still great, the lyrics are relatable, it's deeply layered. A logical conclusion to punk and a very good song to start with. It's longer than one would expect, hitting with a more simplistic punk riff at the end, lightening up the mood after what was a fairly introspective song.

Perfect followup from the mood of the ending of the intro song. Fast with just the right amount of breaks. Still a favourite.
Next up is Pretty fly for a White Guy. I don't think I need to say anything about it. It aged even worse than most nu-Metal, including Coal Chamber.
Exhibit A: Coal ChamberShow
At least I could say this has historic value. A blast of cringe from the past.
Then the big one comes.

It was also big on MTV when that channel was still relevant. A serious and heavy song for kid me back then and it's still as heavy as back then, theme-wise. It's still great melodically and doesn't feel insincere like most punk stuff.

A bit of filler chases this. Feelings, She's got Issues are really best forgotten. Walla Walla is as basic bitch Oi! as it gets. The End of the Line tried to pick up the serious there again but pales so hard in comparison of what came before they may as well not have bothered to record it.
No Brakes is back to good energy and speed but doesn't cut it compared to Staring at the Sun.
Why don't you get a Job? is yet another single.

I consider this a PSA worth sharing, more than a song. It needs a place in some history museum. The video also has some BMX faggot faceplant from a roof and thus is high art by default.

Ah, Americana! Finally a truly good song again!

And that's pretty much the album. So, not a Painkiller, not a Bonded by Blood, no Reign in Blood, no Ironbound or Dark side of the Moon. But culturally it was important. It was the logical end point of punk. It evolved into something that was at it's best with very dark themes, lots of harmonies and many doubled lyrics. That was too high effort for punk so it rather died completely to "Hardcore" Punk.

The Offspring would pretty much peter out after this. Only song before worth noting is No Self Esteem and after You're gonna go far Kid. A perfect example of the Zeitgeist being a harsh mistress.

Re: What are you listening to?

by Kugelfisch » Sun May 05, 2019 3:22 am

veris leta facies wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:54 am
All joking aside, I actually like them. Yeah, sure, there's faggy shit going on. Commies? Imagine my shawk that the artsy, kinda faggy shits are leftist, right? But about ten years or so they were the shit and their good songs, sadly far outnumbered by the not good ones, are still good.
They are a lot like Weezer, well past their prime.

But the good stays good.
Not insulting enough? Okay, let's try the following. Matthew Bellamy is one of the most gifted guitarists I've ever heard. Yet, whenever I hear Muse, I can't ignore what is the first thing that springs to my mind when I hear synth-heavy guitar, soft singing:

Mix that with some more aggressive lyrics but also extremely melodic music:

Whaddaya get? Muse.
I unironically like both those songs, by the way. They are catchy pop shit. I fucking wish that'd be what current pop music would be. But let's not kid ourselves and pretend that those two songs mixed with this...

..which is also a pop song I like makes some über high art. It's just slightly rocky pop of the kind I like. But high art it ain't.