Post by Siana Blackwood on Dec 31, 2014 8:09:45 GMT
*melts, dies, goes looking for wallpaper* *finds it* *is hopelessly conflicted over HelloThor vs. Morean*
*fascinated by the way Morean fits metal + science + magic together* *wonders if she can hold the fangirl off long enough to make notes* *remembers that Merlin looks exactly like Morean only possibly without the beard* *is crushed by the fangirl*
...yes, I have HelloThor as my desktop background right now. It's been one of those days.
Oh, and this is first post on a new page...
Last Edit: Dec 31, 2014 8:11:29 GMT by Siana Blackwood: *melts and dies again*
Post by Siana Blackwood on Jan 10, 2015 2:21:35 GMT
Found myself watching this video and thinking "Wow, for a bass solo that's some really good keyboard," and something about Andreas and hair-straighteners. Then Microphone Guy popped up for the last few seconds...
Watching it again once it loaded properly, I realised he's also visible at the start. I probably shouldn't make my poor old computer play videos.
Post by Siana Blackwood on May 8, 2015 14:17:13 GMT
I'm going to have to apologise to all the Kamelot fans on this forum for this, but listening to Haven, I made it about a minute into track 6 and then gave up. Honestly, if I didn't know what they'd done in the past and/or with other bands, I'd have said this was just another crap Nightwish wannabe band. This is pop metal. It's Evanescence with a male singer. I can't even pretend it might be better live. I've heard what they did to 'center of the universe'.
Basically, if it sounds like it was barfed up by a computer, it's a fair bet I'm not going to like it. I like albums to sound like they're a recording of the actual musicians - like if I was standing in the studio, that's what they'd sound like.
I kind of feel like it's time to stop calling myself a metal fan. Either that or change my avatar to the grumpy Norwegian black metal shop owner from Metalocalypse.
So, I'm disappointed. The two albums I've most looked forward to this year have ended up making me feel like I should quit trying to listen to metal. It's not even just those albums, either. There's this sound that once heard, can't be un-heard and it taints other albums by the same musicians or the same producer. It's like you realise where they're heading and the earlier parts of the journey lose their appeal as well, because the context is different and now all the things that point towards the current end of the line are the most noticeable elements.
Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on May 8, 2015 15:45:20 GMT
Oh. So it's not just me. Maybe I'm not insane.
What you said. That's what's bothering me. It's way too processed and poppy. I was looking forward to this release of supposedly epic metal art. Maybe that's why this is so weird for me...if only it was bad, I could dislike it freely like I did Epica's RFTI. At least they were the same band, but they just happened to have a bad release. However, while Haven is not entirely bad, it seems like it's not metal anymore.
All those Amazon reviewers couldn't be right in loving it, could they, and yet I spent the whole time wondering what was missing, and why I didn't immediately get into what seemed to be a clearly good piece of music by one of my favorite bands? I actually had to go back and listen to older albums yesterday to assure myself that I was still a functioning metalhead. There is no lack of skill, but comparisons confirmed it. The old favorites are as good as ever, and I still like what I like...but sound now has certainly changed to friendly poppy crowd pleasers. That One Sound they used to have is gone.
I do like Haven, but only for what it is (good pop metal, great singer), and at that I suspect probably only because it woke my bunnies at the moment. There is only one (yes, admittedly poppy) song I really like, but I think the rest will just fade from memory over time. I might have said this in the other thread, but I can get this sound through any number of other bands at any time. I don't come to Kamelot for it, and that's what disappoints me. I think I even actually said that some songs sounded like an Evanescence x Rammstein pop sound, but them I deleted it because I thought it made me sound like an a-hole.
Does saying this make me sound like a complete a-hole?
I don't think this has ruined Kamelot for me or anything though. I'll just stick to their older stuff and be wary of any new releases.
Also, isn't complaining about how metal bands are no longer true metal the quintessential sign of the true metalhead?
Post by Siana Blackwood on Nov 30, 2015 7:07:08 GMT
So apparently Poisonblack broke up in August.
Greetings oxygen spenders. After these last 15 years we have reached the point in our career that it's time to stop and think about the future. Thou it has been a great ride with ups and downs, great friends, audiences and whatever has been thrown at us, we're going to hit the brakes now and lay the band to rest. For how long remains to be seen. As you all know, it has to be 100% or not at all. Personally, I really have to think about that long and hard.
On behalf of the band I want to thank the people who have supported us throughout the years. Labels, managers, promoters, clubs, festivals, crews... and especially the fans. Without you this could not have been possible.
tyess: Hello. So... what has happened this year?
Jun 5, 2019 14:03:00 GMT
mim: I wrote smut to amuse myself, but it forgot to become smut. They ended up fighting instead of in bed. Which was a problem when they were fanfic characters on a site too, actually...
Jun 10, 2019 3:52:14 GMT
Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍: Well, you know what they say about how fight scenes and the other f word scenes are very similar-- they both involve lots of action. >
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Corvid: hey gang! just shouting to say HELLO & i hope to produce Content and be more active in this community in the near future
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