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FinalWord
February 23rd 2011


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BringMeTheWaffles.
November 17th 2010



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Album Rating: 3

More people enjoy deathcore than anyone will admit. The fact of the matter is, sputnik is almost 90% purists and they all say they hate deathcore. However, there are more purists than anyone can think that are closet fans. Lol
come on guys.


I listen to some deathcore and I'm not a purist dude but seriously...oceano suck. It's deathcore at it's bleakest form. This ain't music...this is noise

dixoncocks
February 23rd 2011


2897 Comments


i agree, i think?

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sahinto
February 26th 2011


3 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't think it's a bad album at all

as someone's said before, it hass some good death riffs in it, which looks more like a brutal death band, which is awesome

art cover is awesome as well

lyrics are alright

some people just criticise a band for the fact that they're ''deathcore'' or whatever

Kimdracula
March 10th 2011


22 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

To me, this is their best album. "Persuasive oppression" is simply persuasivelly oppressioning me.

DjentThePie514
March 22nd 2011


61 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i love this band, even tho there leader singer is a dick. there great live as well.

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

he Sahelian kingdoms were a series of kingdoms or empires that were centered on the sahel, the area of grasslands south of the Sahara. The wealth of the states came from controlling the trade routes across the desert. Their power came from having large pack animals like camels and horses that were fast enough to keep a large empire under central control and were also useful in battle. All of these empires were also quite decentralized with member cities having a great deal of autonomy.



The Sahel states were limited from expanding south into the forest zone of the Ashanti and Yoruba as mounted warriors were all but useless in the forests and the horses and camels could not survive the heat and diseases of the region.

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

There were integrated kingdoms and empires, with substantial cities and significant towns; and less organised territories with large scattered populations. People practised agriculture, stock-rearing, hunting, fishing, slaving, and crafts (metalworking, textiles, ceramics). They navigated along rivers and across lakes, trading over short and long distances, using their own currencies. Like in many other regions across Africa, powerful indigenous kingdoms along the Bight of Benin relied heavily on a long established slave trade. The Ashanti exploited their military predominance to bring slaves to coastal forts established first by Portugal after 1480, and then soon afterwards by the Dutch, Danish, and English. The slaving network quickly expanded deep into the Sahel, where the Mossi diverted an ancient slaving trade away from the Mediterranean Sea towards the Gold Coast. The Sahelian and Saharan towns of the Mali Empire were organized as both staging posts in the long-distance caravan trade and trading centers for the various West African products. At Taghaza, for example, salt was exchanged; at Takedda, copper. Ibn Battuta observed the employment of slave labor in both towns. During most of his journey, Ibn Battuta traveled with a retinue that included slaves, most of whom carried goods for trade but would also be traded as slaves. On the return from Takedda to Morocco, his caravan transported 600 female slaves, suggesting that slavery was a substantial part of the commercial activity of the empire.

witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

The first major state to rise in this region was the Kingdom of Ghana. Centered in what is today Senegal and Mauritania, it was the first to benefit from the introduction of pack animals by Arab traders. Ghana dominated the region between about 750 and 1078. Smaller states in the region at this time included Takrur to the west, the Malinke kingdom of Mali to the south, and the Songhai centred around Gao to the east.

When Ghana collapsed in the face of invasion from the Almoravids, a series of brief kingdoms followed, notably that of the Sosso; after 1235, the Mali Empire rose to dominate the region. Located on the Niger River to the west of Ghana in what is today Niger and Mali, it reached its peak in the 1350s, but had lost control of a number of vassal states by 1400.

The most powerful of these states was the Songhai Empire, which expanded rapidly beginning with king Sonni Ali in the 1460s. By 1500, it had risen to stretch from Cameroon to the Maghreb, the largest state in African history. It too was quite short-lived and collapsed in 1591 as a result of Moroccan musketry.

Far to the east, on Lake Chad, the state of Kanem-Bornu, founded as Kanem in the 9th century, now rose to greater preeminence in the central Sahel region. To their west, the loosely united Hausa city-states became dominant. These two states coexisted uneasily, but were quite stable.

In 1810 the Fulani Empire rose and conquered the Hausa, creating a more centralized state. It and Kanem-Bornu would continue to exist until the arrival of Europeans, when both states would fall and the region would be divided between France and Great Britain.



witchxrapist
April 10th 2011


11062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Ghana_empire_map.png/683px-Ghana_empire_map.png



This is Ghana.

1337Kellx
April 11th 2011


585 Comments


I think the drumming deserved a bit more credit than you gave it, especially on the first song.

Nikkolae
April 11th 2011


4946 Comments


that is one ugly ass looking cover, so is this as bad as they say it is or whut?

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Polymath
April 11th 2011


3836 Comments


lol @ this album

witchxrapist
April 11th 2011


11062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

that is one ugly ass looking cover, so is this as bad as they say it is or whut?




It's actually good. Sputnik is just a very bandwagon oriented mass of queers.

1337Kellx
April 11th 2011


585 Comments


Its not that bad a three is probably about right it would just get pretty old

witchxrapist
April 12th 2011


11062 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah dude. It's heavy as fuck. The vocals are really good. Nothing mindblowing. Pretty sure that's what they were going for.

1337Kellx
April 12th 2011


585 Comments


Yeah I'm not sure how people can say hes a bad vocalist lol

RobotJesus
April 12th 2011


432 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

While Chelsea Grin is one of my fav. bands (and yes flame if you want) I can't stand ANYTHING about this band I've had to sadly sit through their live set 3 times. And each time i found myself super bored and trying to figure out where one song ended and another began. And if their vocalist wasn't black they would be another unsigned run of the mill deathcore bands. nerd rage over

RobotJesus
April 13th 2011


432 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

^^^ This statement is 100% correct

Nikkolae
April 13th 2011


4946 Comments


It's actually good. Sputnik is just a very bandwagon oriented mass of queers.


more truthful words have never been spoken, aight i might give this a chance just cos i kinda trust your music taste Witch

also liking Chelsea Grin and disliking oceano is kind of an oxymoron if you ask me

RobotJesus
April 13th 2011


432 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

also liking Chelsea Grin and disliking oceano is kind of an oxymoron if you ask me



Yea it is whats even more of any oxymoron is I'm from chicago and hate oceano. And at least Chelsea Grin can throw in some interesting stuff with their music granted its nothing super but oceano it just all sounds the same.



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