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  1. Wahwah*


    I saw them at Brixton, Hammersmith and then Wembley. As always, the smaller the show the better. I wish I'd gone with friends to see them touring Aenima, where they played at the Astoria, I think. At that point Maynard wasn't stood at the back of the stage in silhouette, combined with them touring the best album, that would have been the perfect one to have caught.
  2. I haven't bought a Slipknot album in years, but after the disappointment of Fear Inoculum I just grabbed the latest one. It'll hopefully be a bit of a palette cleanser and I've loved the two singles they've had out recently, they seem to be walking the perfect line (for me) of heavy enough but chorus-y enough.
  3. Those Gears complaints sound like pre day one patch problems. I say that expecting that every big game this Gen arrives with last minute fixes. Is this an original hardware problem, or a game-not-finished problem... Or both?
  4. Wahwah*


    You ever heard Load by Metallica? I tried so hard. Pushit for me, but an album with both tracks AND H AND 46&2 has to be the best. It's such a shame he doesn't do vocals like that anymore, that more aggressive delivery was a centrepoint to their best moments, imo.
  5. Wahwah*


    It's quite possible that the 13 year old "current" album would be the one to choose for new listeners. Personally Aenima is the one, but I remember it as something of an awakening, so different to other music that was around, aggressive but emotional and texturally very different to other metal bands around. Without the baggage of such a strong positive reaction to something that was at it's time so groundbreaking maybe it wouldn't resonate so much today. Perhaps a bit like listening to Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin now, it'd be impossible to know what it was like for people at the time of release, having not had other music that built upon it for so long already informing your musical lexicon. I think 10,000 Days is a significantly worse album than Lateralus, even going just by the High Points, let alone the low points, but I don't know how I'd feel if I heard them both for the first time today. I mean, I'd almost certainly pick the album with more than 2 good songs on it, but that's open to interpretation, obviously.
  6. Wahwah*


  7. I've managed to restrain myself. I have been blocking people who quit early though.
  8. Wahwah*


    I just heard a Metal Injection reviewer say the words "heavy" and "aggression" when talking about a single listen he and some other journalists had. He also said some of it sounded like Meshuggah! I got quite excited at the possibility. He also said "lots of keyboards", "not a single scream" and most concerningly "ambient" A LOT. I think 10,000 Days is by far their weakest release, I think Vicarious is good and Jambi is ok but other than that, I'm not fussed at all. Re: right in two, I think it's crap too, but I like this cover of it:
  9. More than half of my bad games are defined by people disconnecting the second they are downed. I don't know how they do it so fast, they must have their routers connected to a smart plug and as soon as they take any amount of damage they must be saying "Alexa, turn the router..." A few more bullets hit. "...." Another hit "....o" Downed. "...OFF, ALEXA TURN THE ROUTER OFF!" I constantly ping downed teammates and their death boxes to say that I'm on my way to revive them. They still quit. I wish Apex would make anyone who quits while they can be revived or respawned wait for the total revive and respawn time + 1 minute the next time they try to matchmake. It'd make it slower to get into another game than to quit and restart then.
  10. Wahwah*


    Yeah, I wonder how much of the album will follow the blueprint of ambient noodling for ten minutes followed by 90 seconds of syncopated one note chugging then the whole thing starting over for the next track. Anyway, I had fun looking back at my old posts in this thread from 13 years ago and I wasn't happy with the then new album so I'm not sure why I'm bothering with speculation of this one. To all who like this version of Tool, good luck and enjoy.
  11. Wahwah*


    Only so many times you can try and make D,F&A sound different before you run out of time signatures, I guess. I used to be fully fanatical about Tool so I get the defensiveness when people criticise them. I have tried more with the new song than I would do with any other band but it leaves me pretty cold. I expected we'd be getting an album of this sort of stuff, but hoped for material like 46&2, Pushit and Schism. I guess those days are long gone now. Even as I type this, I'm hoping that the track they released is the only one like that and the rest of the album will be rocky songs. I suspect not though. I expect this will be Tool out with a whimper, rather than a bang, sadly. Or maybe not... It'd be good if they did an album every six months for a few years, having spent the past decade writing and recording in secret. I expect that's what'll happen.
  12. Wahwah*


    You're confusing which album is which.
  13. Does anyone else think that Slayer disbanding and Machine head looking for a drummer and lead guitarist could end up being a happy coincidence?
  14. I see that I'm the only person to +1 this so I may as well have just sent @max renn a message instead of posting but nonetheless here's a follow up clip.
  15. Wahwah*

    Xbox Game Pass

    I'm fairly certain that Gold Ultimate for a reasonable number of people here (and elsewhere) will become the only games Expenditure they have. I'm wondering if I'll buy another game this year (maybe one for switch?) given that all of Microsoft's first party titles are included. Right now, there's no better value for money in gaming anywhere. I can't believe anyone would be skeptical of Gamepass now or in the future, now Microsoft have bought a number of studios to create games that will all launch on Gamepass, there's potential for the service to get even better. Also, Gears 5 is on there this weekend for a multiplayer test. You can download it now!
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