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|I'm Going To New Zealand!|
I got into a study abroad program where you do geology for 6 straight
months (spring semester) in fucking Middle Earth. Holy shit, I'm excited
about this. January can't come soon enough.
|1||Process of Guilt|
Really solid post-metal with a touch of death/doom. The title track is fantastic.
I can't believe I hadn't heard this already. Casimir Pulaski Day is legitimately the
saddest song I have ever heard.
Post-metal with a touch of stoner sludge. I wasn't a huge fan of their past efforts,
but they've stepped up the production and fixed a lot of the songwriting issues
present on Ashes.
I have no idea what all the whining is about. This album is just as solid as anything
else I've heard from these guys. The vocal performance here is his best yet by far.
I actually liked Cope, but this is just as good, if not better. Some tracks, I think,
work better with the heavier style, but some absolutely soar with this more
|6||Thou / The Body|
Released from Love
Thou's style of sludge definitely takes precedence over The Body's here, which I'm
honestly okay with: while I love The Body, Thou are a lot more consistently
awesome. For those of y'all who don't know, they'll actually be releasing a second
collaborative effort later this year, titled 'You, Whom I Have Always Hated.' If
there's a title more fitting for a collaboration between these two bands, I can't
think of it.
I Shall Die Here
This collaboration between The Body and dark ambient act The Haxan Cloak is,
imo, one of the most overlooked releases of the year. This is some straight fucked
up stuff. On a slightly related note, the 2011 collaboration between The Body and
Braveyoung (titled 'Nothing Passes') is an easy 4.5/5 and only has four fucking
votes. Get both.
This, an unholy mix of black metal, sludge, and crust punk, is the single heaviest,
most evil thing to be released this year. Get on it.
Black/folk metal. Just reminding y'all that this is still the best thing that's been
released so far this year. However, Jakob's new album drops in a month or so, so I
expect this to drop to second.
The Last Samurai
Nothing much to say here besides that this movie fucking rules, and the score is
even better. Red Warrior... Hnnnggggg.
|After their collabs with Thou, The Haxan Cloak, and Braveyoung, I'm thoroughly convinced that The Body are at their best when collaborating with other artists. |
On another note, I might well get a volcanology- and/or igneous petrology-related thesis out of this New Zealand deal. Fuck yeah. Grad school and a life of looking at thin sections, here I come.
|watch out for nazgul|
|awesome man. I'm going on an archaeology field school this summer, which will thrust me into a life of looking at prehistoric human garbage|
you should go hang out with some maori, they are intensely awesome
|Sweet man. |
Geology majors/grads get to do the coolest stuff, I swear.
|say hi to deviant|
|totally down to chill with some Maori|
|Keep it metal bro m/|
|fucking cool dude you're gonna love it, find some friends who are keen to road trip and hit up the South Island Queenstown/Arrowtown/Wanaka stretch i swear to god|
are u in WGTN or AKL or other?
|Woah fuck man, I'm going a 6 month geology study abroad thing too, but I'm only going to Brighton.|
|That's awesome, hang out with Ulcerate|
Hope it's sweet
|Nice. It's a really beautiful country, hope to go there myself one day.|
|Thanks for the headsup, I will inform customs to turn you away ;) Where are you studying?|
have fun man. sounds awesome.
|"Thanks for the headsup, I will inform customs to turn you away ;) Where are you studying?"|
Geology: specifically, the program offers a volcanology track that I'm doing. Seems like as good a place as any to study that kind of thing, and by "as good as any" what I really mean is "I can't imagine any places that are a lot better."
|"fucking cool dude you're gonna love it, find some friends who are keen to road trip and hit up the South Island Queenstown/Arrowtown/Wanaka stretch i swear to god|
are u in WGTN or AKL or other?"
somewhere around Christchurch
|Surprised I didn't think of Christchurch as soon as you said Geology. Try and avoid earthquakes|
|New Zealand is great. I've never been to the South Island though. Visited all over the North Island many times and lived in Wellington for a year. |
|coincidentally I have a friend who studies Geology and spent 6 months in NZ as well. seems like Middle Earth
attracts geologists ^^.|
|kiwi meet up 4 burger fuel |
|yeah man there's mad geological activity at Mt. Doom|