• Mainstream test

    10 apr 2009, 23:55 av EnfermoCerebro

    Find the number of listeners for your top 25 artists.

    Cold - 234,232 listeners
    Papa Roach - 759,775 listeners
    Marilyn Manson - 899,946 listeners
    Pain - 151,082 listeners
    Exilia - 50,857 listeners
    Ünloco - 82,891 listeners
    Nickelback - 945,355 listeners
    Dope - 234,532 listeners
    Soilwork - 205,563 listeners
    Слот - 19,463 listeners
    Revelation Theory - 34,860 listeners
    Crossfade - 249,004 listeners
    SOiL - 222,526 listeners
    Saliva - 308,246 listeners
    Charon - 90,517 listeners
    Entwine - 93,321 listeners
    Delain - 50,162 listeners
    Atreyu - 359,388 listeners
    Scorpions - 580,892 listeners
    Theory of a Deadman - 164,378 listeners
    In This Moment - 37,708 listeners
    Ill Niño - 280,917 listeners
    Breaking Benjamin - 551,551 listeners
    Zeromancer - 64,486 listeners
    Guano Apes - 472,026 listeners


    Total: 7,143,578

    Divide by 25.

    Average: 285743.12

    Divide by the number of Coldplay listeners. (2,197,746 )

    = 0,130016444

    Multiply by 100 and round, if necessary.

    13% Mainstream





  • My message to Gerard

    6 apr 2009, 14:10 av AceOfSpades24

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  • A Litany of Riffs

    13 mar 2009, 20:00 av tomcatha

    Aeternus – A Darker Monument

    Aeternus is a band mostly criticized for their gradual switch of style from folkish black metal with death influences to a more blackened death/ normal death metal sound. While indeed more conventional in some aspects its still 100% Aeternus and in fact they seemingly created something new with their last few releases. Something that seems a bit rock and rolling at times, black/death'n roll maybe? Most of the fans of the older style of Aeternus don't seem to be death'n roll fans at all. In fact Death'n roll in general seems to be a bit hated in the underground metal community. This results in negative reviews and might make people who would like this band otherwise not check their later material out. Which of course would be a real shame. So here is a review which I hope will make more people check this great band out.

    Lets begin at the beginning. The album art itself. I find the album cover to be reasonable. A bit too computer generated looking but yeah not everyone seems to be able to afford/find a good artist.

    The lyrics are decent and of more than a few songs they seem to be related to ancient mythology. For example The Trident seems to refer to the ancient greek deity Poseidon and Litany of Ra amazingly enough seems to be about the ancient Egyptian god Ra. This doesn't mean the lyrics are pure awesome though. The lyrics vary from decent/good (the aforementioned Litany of Ra) to mediocre (Seen Through Abhorrent Eyes)

    Production and mix wise the album is good. With a few flaws here in there with things changing slightly in sound without a real reason but nothing bad. The Guitar tone is heavy and dry and nicely in the middle of the clean – dirty sides of production. The Drums are clear and sound good. The bass is as usual in this genre somewhere in the background. The vocals finally are also well produced. Very audible and exactly loud enough. Thus in the end the mix is basically done just fine were maybe the bass having a more prominent role would be nice but that is common in this style of metal.

    Now for the songs themselves. This album has quite a couple of good songs. With The Trident being my personal favorite. The songs always have nice headbangable riffing going on. The solo's are done nice as well but not extraordinary or anything but nicely complement riffing thus done the way solo's should be in extreme metal. The drumming is nicely varied with blasting here and there and of course plenty of double bass. I am personally quite pleased with blasting only being used when appropriate and not entire songs though as what is seemingly common these days in all kinds of extreme metal sadly. The bass is hard to be a good judge on because of it being fairly in the background but is fairly competent none the less. However there are a few problems with some songs being a bit samey while not being filler entirely. Especially for the less stand out tracks like Darkstorm and Seen Through Abhorrent Eyes. This isn't a really big problem because this mostly means similar riffing and song structures and these themselves are still definitely quality. Finally I cant really describe this album as old school death metal or anything. This album is unique with the closest resemblance being maybe The Chasm.

    This album in the end is not a revolutionary album yet is still unique. And Certainly better than most death metal released in recent years. In my opinion thus a must have for all fans of (blackened) death metal. In the end I am going to give it a score of 85% flaws being somewhat samey songs, lack of audible bass and a tiny amount of faults of the production. The good being the riffs, the varied drumming, good vocal work and just some songs with just excellent song structure ideas. In the end if all the songs were as good as The Trident and Litany of Ra I would give it a score somewhere in the low 90's.

    Feel free to comment



    AeternusGorgorothMorbid AngelMetallicaRadioheadBritney Spears
  • It's all about you, baby.

    5 mar 2009, 11:12 av aznsupragrl182

    I'm sick of the abundance of super-boring music questionaires on last.fm! I try to write in my journal every month, but instead of talking about me, let's talk about you! Besides, there exists no one who doesn't like talking about themselves.

    So, here's your chance! Answer the following in any way you like.

    Oh, it works if you're a little bit bored with some time on your hands. Some of the questions require a little thought ;D

    I don't expect you to answer them all. If you're feeling lazy, choose a question from each of the sections, or skip over the ones you don't want to talk about.

    ***********

    FAQ; Your-
    1. Shoe size
    2. Worst thing you've done for money
    3. Worst habit
    4. Favourite word in the English language
    5. Best physical attribute (in your eyes)

    Preferences; would you rather -
    6. Hugs or kisses?
    7. Beer or wine?
    8. Maths or English?

    Sort of a preference question, but not really...
    9. If Russia and the US were to do battle RIGHT NOW, who would win? Explain your rationale.

    Short response:
    10. My last meal would be...
    11. The best ever date I've been on involved ....
    12. People I find really irritating are...
    13. I cried during the film ____ .

    In three words, describe the following:
    14. Sex.
    15. The way you dance.
    16. What you find most attractive in the opposite sex (if you're attracted to members of the same sex, then as follows).

    Extended response;
    17. Your favourite lyrics, and why.
    18. What gives meaning to your life?
    19. I have an extreme irrational fear of .... because...
    20. Is marriage overrated? Why/ why not?
  • Danforth EP "NoFear2Bleed" is OUT in DIGIPACK !

    1 mar 2009, 14:02 av fillide

    DANFORTH EP No Fear To Bleed is OUT NOW in awesome DIGIPACK on Deadlight Entertainment !

    Get it on Deadlight.bigcartel.com

  • Nationality Check! 2

    20 feb 2009, 14:50 av Distortzion

    Second time. Looked up the nationality of the artists from my top 100 this time.

    Netherlands: Black Sun Empire, DJ Tiësto, Noisia, Armin van Buuren, iedereen zooo jotje, Bong-Ra
    England: Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, The Prodigy, Technical Itch, *shels, Shpongle, Anaal Nathrakh, Anathema, Dom & Roland, 65daysofstatic, Gorillaz, Hallucinogen, DragonForce, Massive Attack, High Contrast, Radiohead, Blur, The Chemical Brothers, AFX, Jamiroquai, Calyx, Muse, My Bloody Valentine, Orbital, Motörhead, worriedaboutsatan
    Canada: Venetian Snares, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, A Silver Mt Zion, Desimal, Destroyalldreamers, Hrsta, epidose
    USA: Tool, Metallica, The Crystal Method, Symphony X, Rise Against, Dream Theater, Deftones, Evol Intent, Joy Wants Eternity, Neurosis, Sonic Youth, Telemetrik, System of a Down, Mouth of the Architect, Mastodon, Eluvium, Rage Against the Machine, Beatallica, The Offspring, Guns N' Roses, This Will Destroy You, Hive, Moby, Santana, Kamelot, Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers,Papa Roach, Isis, HORSE the Band, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Pantera, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Disturbed
    Finland: Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius
    France: Daft Punk, Air, M83
    Iceland: Sigur Rós
    Australia: Pendulum
    Sweden: Pain of Salvation, In Flames, Opeth, Cult of Luna, Dark Tranquillity
    New Zealand: Concord Dawn
    Ireland: God is an Astronaut
    Brazil: Amon Tobin
    South Afrika: Counterstrike
    Japan: DJ Sharpnel, Mono
    Israel: Infected Mushroom
    Norway: Future Prophecies
    German: Current Value, The Ocean
    Austria: Ill.Skillz
    Bulgaria:: Cooh
    Scotland: Konflict

    - USA vs England 36 vs 26 :(
    - Low amount of Dutch artists.
    - Funny thing. First Japanese artist on 50, first German artist on 57.
    - It most likely contains errors This was a hell of a job.
  • The things I HATE: Part 1, English literature and teenagers

    8 jun 2008, 04:38 av aznsupragrl182

    I don't want to do my English creative writing story at the moment. This is all I have written:

    The world moved beneath his outstretched fingers in a psychedelic swirl of earthy hues as he exhaled briefly, channeling all his concentration with his eyes shut. The sphere spun and whirred while the tip of his index made contact – he traveled over the Swiss Alps, past the scouring sands of the Middle East, skipped Everest in a heartbeat; the Great Wall, Shanghai… and the orb ceased motion, quivering in a frenzied silence.

    I asked my brother to read it, and being the great big brain-dead neanderthal he is, he drawled in an equally brain-dead voice (a tone in which he believes is masculine, a tone in which I think is the epitome of intellectual light-weightedness),
    "Uhh, I don't get it."

    Well maybe no one does, but hey. At least I tried. These days, English and studies in literature isn't about self-expression. Did you think it was ? Well I'm here to tell you otherwise. To get marks, you have to exhibit the stylistic techniques and prowess of a freakin' FIFTY YEAR OLD in order to target the person who is reading your work, a freakin' FIFTY YEAR OLD.

    How can you expect an immature high school student to mimic that of a 50 year-old writing damn memos to themselves to curb the rate in which they lose their memory?

    How can you expect the very spotty, very average, very vain and ridiculously narcissistic to write in-depth analyses critiquing the downfalls and vices of our society?

    Speaking objectively, the perceived *majority* of people my age say to themselves before they go to a party,
    "Tonight, I'm going to drink so damn much I'll throw up in the mailbox."

    They decide that they love their boyfriend Bazza so much that after three months of sucking face they wanna TAP THAT, but think buying condoms would be so embarrassing.

    Personally, I feel as if people who have mindsets like that should have regulations passed against them in order to make it illegal for them to reproduce and bring up offspring who will have the same ignorant ideologies implanted within them at a young age, but it's impossible to police. What a shame.

    A shame that the worst minority is taken as consensus. Has it ever come across an adult's mind that a teenager can be evocative, emotional, well-developed or pertain the ability to express oneself in a succinct and direct manner?

    Obviously not. I get stereotyped all the time, and the worst one isn't the "cheap Asian" one, it's the "dumb, uninformed, lewd, loudmouthed teenager" one.

    Bottom line: At the end of the day, if English teachers didn't restrict their marking parameters to only prizing works that show maturity and insight, they've conned themselves into believing that they'll have to force themselves to mark whole bunch of stories that would be written about teen angst, emo-ism, Bazza the boyfriend and getting wasted on Saturday night.

    So fair game - it's hard writing like a 50 year-old since I admit I don't have the mental capacity to do so and I'm sure it's just as equally difficult to read essays and short stories 4LL WRi++3N LyK Di55 LOL :)

    But then again, I haven't actually read a good book penned by an adult author that convincingly brings the teenage mindset to life.

    And for this reason, because English teachers can't reciprocate the hormonal tidal goings-on of the teenage psyche, they likewise shouldn't expect us to capture the mid-life crisis melodramatic antics of overweight, whiny down-and-outs.

    Game on! Calling all teachers of literature, make my day and comment away.
  • Music as a miracle: Little psychological survey to music

    10 feb 2009, 20:24 av Cajarana

    Music as a miracle: Little psychological survey to music


    Music is a very special and specific non-verbal form of communication. It brings information about inner and outer world through unique expressing method. Thanks to this ability may influence, inciate and reunit listeners. Through the medium of music are convaied emotional contents (sadness, tiredness, happiness etc.) and also processes and connotations (storm, party, break up etc).
    When transmitting, music is using the coherence between music and reality which corresponds with direct or indirect similarity. Connotation develop very individually so connotations of author, interpret and listener may not match.

    Prof Adrian North from Heriot-Watt University conducted a study of linking personality atributes to choices in music.
    “Researchers have been showing for decades that fans or rock and rap are rebellious, and that fans of opera are wealthy and well-educated, but this is the first time that research has shown that personality links to liking for a wide range of musical styles. We asked people to rate how much they liked 104 musical styles, before then completing a personality test. 36518 people from all around the world took part, and the research is by far the largest study of musical preference and personality ever undertaken.”

    “Jazz and classical music fans are creative and have good self-esteem, but the former are much more outgoing whereas the latter are shy. Country and western fans are hardworking and shy, whereas rap fans are outgoing. Indie fans lack self-esteem, and aren’t terribly gentle people, but are at least creative. Contrary to the stereotype, heavy metal fans are gentle and at ease with themselves”

    “People often define their sense of identity through their musical taste, wearing particular clothes, going to certain pubs, and using certain types of slang. It’s not so surprising that personality should also be related to musical preference.”


    The following table details links between personality and some prevalent musical styles. An ‘↑’ means that people who like the musical style score higher on this aspect of personality, and an ‘↓’ means that people who like the musical style score lower on this aspect of personality. If 0 then there is no relationship
    1=Self-esteem
    2=Creative
    3=Hardworking
    4=Outgoing
    5=Gentle
    6=At ease


    -----1--2--3--4--5--6--
    Latino↑--↑--↑--↑--↑--↑--
    Blues↑--↑--0--↑--0--↑--
    Funk↑--↑--↓--↑--0--↑--
    Jazz↑--↑--0--↑--0--↑--
    Classical ↑--↑--0--↓--0--↑--
    Country & western0--0--↑--↑--0--0--
    Rap↑--0--0--↑--0--0--
    Dance music0--↑--0--↑--↓--0--
    Indie↓--↑--↓--0--↓--0--
    Punk↓--↑--↓--0--↓--0--
    Rock /heavy m. ↓--↑--↓--↓--↑--↑--
    Chart pop↑--↓--↑--↑--↑--↓--
    Swing↑--↑--0--0--0--↑--


    Does it really match??



    visit: www.peopleintomusic.com
  • Considering my choices, I almost went to school naked.

    1 feb 2009, 09:48 av aznsupragrl182

    The first three days of senior school have been completed and now that it's the weekend, I'm begging for mercy, wondering where my 6-week summer holidays went!

    For the overwhelming majority of you who don't know, I'll explain. The schooling year in Australia starts in late January and ends in mid-December, as opposed to the September to June/July in most parts of the northern hemisphere.

    There are four school terms, each separated by a 2-week holiday. Each school term runs for 9-11 weeks, and my major holiday is the Christmas/summer period, which is 5-6 weeks. All up, that's roughly 12 weeks of holidays, equivalent to your summer holidays!

    NOT FAIR T_T

    Years 7-12 in my state (New South Wales) is high school, with Years 7-10 being junior school and 11&12 being senior school. In most cases, one school caters for both junior and senior, but there do exist schools that cater exclusively for the two senior grades, although these are not entirely commonplace.

    People have been asking and the answer is:
    Yes, I do have a school uniform.

    Every school's uniform is different, mostly for identification when some idiot convicts a felony in his uniform in full view of the general public. I'm kidding, but it happens a lot.

    There is only one person who I’d get dressed in my uniform on a Sunday to take pictures of myself for, and you know who you are =)

    This is the junior uniform (white shirt with school crest on breast pocket, tartan green skirt and optional tie with stitched school crest), which I love.



    And this is the senior uniform (lemon shirt with green piping and school initials on breast pocket, olive green skirt and optional tie with stitched school crest) , which I've newly adopted in the last three days and I ABSOLUTELY HATE WEARING. The colour makes me feel like walking vomit, not that I can do anything about it.



    The following is a display of how much (rather, how little) my father trusts me.

    Dad: Right, I’m putting your name on the label of your school shirt and skirt.
    Me: Why? It’s not like I’ll be taking my kit off to run around on the top oval in the nude
    Dad: Just in case, ok?
    Me: *mock surprise* You’d think I’d do that?
    Dad: *gives me an all-knowing stare* YOU NEVER KNOW.
    Me: *a mixture of surprise and shock* Whaaaaaat?!

    There may arise an instance in which I actually might get the urge rip all my clothes off and go tearing around the school premises in the nude, although highly unlikely. Imagine the dialogue between the principal when I eventually get caught.

    Principal: What the hell, Emily? (not that she’d say “What the hell”, but something to that extent)
    Emily: I was on fire, miss.

    We also have a PE uniform that we wear when participating in practical lessons as part of the school curriculum, attending sporting carnivals (swimming, athletics, cross country) or representing our school in district competitions.



    I feel obscenely ugly when I wear the senior uniform and the PE uniform. Even Gisele Bundchen would have had a nervous breakdown if Karl Lagerfield demanded she strut her stuff in my uniform. But I guess that means I’m not the only one.

    In the classroom, the past three days have been AMAAZING! I have more control over my subjects I'm taking, which are:
    - 3units of English: 2unit Advanced English + Extension 1; because I absolutely adore English.
    - 2unit Advanced Maths; only because it’s the easiest course of maths offered at my school.
    - 2unit Legal Studies
    - 2unit Geography
    - 2unit Modern History
    - 2unit Economics
    English is the only compulsory subject.

    Humanities all the way, baby ;)

    **Quick word about units: as most courses are two units, two units is representative of 120 hours of classroom time devoted to the subject per year.
    Therefore meaning that I'm undertaking 180 hours of English per year.

    In Year 11, it is a requirement that students study at least 12 units (add them up and you'll see I'm doing 13). In Year 12, students are given the opportunity to do a minimum of 10 (essentially dropping a subject).

    MY TIMETABLE IS TORTURE! Check it out.



    As I'm doing 13 units of study (780 hours in the classroom in 2009), I have 8 periods a day (except on Wednesdays). Each period runs for 38 minutes – don't ask me why, I really don’t know why it isn’t possible to +2 minutes and make it a nice number. Periods 1&2 and 3&4 of each day are double periods i.e. 86 minutes of concentration that I DON'T have. I have one of the shortest attention spans known to mankind. I’m going to die!

    I go crazy decorating my 5-subject binder (we don't tend to write much, and I have this tendency to squish my handwriting. Every year, it reflects my changing tastes in music. Oh, and of the opposite sex.

    Last year’s cover was all about punk rock and Japanese bachelors:



    This year’s cover – featuring all kinds of rock, jumpstyle, hardstyle, trance and Europeans:



    See if you can find:
    - D-Block & S-te-Fan
    - A Qlimax logo!
    - My surname (this one is a bit tricky)
    - Defqon.1 logo! (this one is even trickier)
    - Son of Dork and Steve Rushton on bass ;)
    -Showtek!

    So much can change in a year!

    Inside cover and very first written page:
    Random fact: I can't write in cursive, or running writing. When I do, it’s slow and really quite illegible.



    I have found the inside cover to be very distracting. I think I'll stick something over it, even though it really pains me to cover up Philipp Lahm (and Josh Harnett, Jude Law, Dougie Poynter, Lukas Podolski, Mitch Hewer, Alan Smith, Aaron Johnson and Marat Safin). But I know that if I don't, I probably won't learn anything :P

    Stuff that really disturbed me this afternoon:
    I walked to the kitchen to grab the plums that I thought I had left in the strainer half an hour ago. My brother started talking to me as I put my hand in the sink and instead of touching a plum, my hand was wrist-deep in something slimy. I screamed and my brother dropped the plate he was eating from and it smashed into a million pieces. I found out shortly that my dad had put the plums in the fruit bowl and had gutted some octopus for dinner and left them in the strainer. Way to totally freak me out!

    Don’t they look charming…



    Soundtracks of my life right now:
    1) Going to sleep at an appropriate hour for the first time in 5 weeks:
    Castles In The Sky by Ian Van Dahl
    2) My brother yelling at me over my bed to get up for the first day of school:
    Rise And Fight by Caliban
    3) Looking back at my reflection after putting on my new senior uniform:
    Ugly by Sugababes
    4) Stepping out of the front door to greet a beautiful day:
    Starry Eyed Surprise by Paul Oakenfold
    5) Getting lost as a result of finding my timetable completely confusing:
    Walking Disaster by Sum 41
    6) Looking at the Detuschland map in my Geography classroom:
    Take Me Away by 4 Strings
    7) Walking into Maths, into a classroom full of likeminded people who hate maths:
    Came Down Here by D-Block & S-te-Fan

    A game and a question:

    The “guess the scary-looking Chinese delicacy” game:

    WARNING: should you have a weak stomach or a phobia of strange Chinese food *looks straight at Hausgeist*, you may just want to skip this bit.





    I believe you may have vomited in your mouth.
    Or, you know what it is and you share my sensory enthusiasm for it.

    The question:
    What has been the most pathetic excuse you’ve made?

    Participate in the guessing game and respond to the question in the journal shoutbox. Have an awesome February ;)
  • ROTTING HILL.at: Join Us @Last.fm

    27 jan 2009, 17:22 av Astarot

    Rottinghill.at - The New Metal Underground Webzine

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