Archive for November, 2005

The Men Among The Ruins

Posted in Music on 12:43, November 21st, 2005

Been on “The Men Among The Ruins” show yesterday. I’m not a big fan of Allerseelen, but I own several its albums though, the music attracts me by something subtle and weird. I was so silly that I didn’t take my camera to the gig. And I’m a fool. Because Allerseelen live just rocks! It was very powerful. But let me tell everything in order. The concert featured 3 acts actually, first were russian Neutral. Well they’re dark-folk of some lower standards. Boring and malencholic pieces were performed by the three guys. I yawned alot and waited for them to finish. I don’t like such a downcast dark-folk with no energy inside. After the long pause austrian Allerseelen appeared on the stage. The first thing that blew my head off was the powerful bass sound generated by the bass player. It amazed me during the entire performance. The guy played very psychedelic and interesting, he knows his business for sure. I was told he plays live with Der Blutharsch, no wonder, he’s a gem. Also there was a drummer and the Kadmon himself. I liked how he moved on stage while singing (talking?), it was like marching. Anyway, the live performance is much much more energetic than the albums. Now I’ll have to re-listen all my Allerseelen cds with the refreshed mind. The next were the band I’ve never listen to before – Changes. This is american act performing dark-folk. There are two old guys, both singing and one of them’s playing guitar. I didn’t expect much because this is not my type of music. But I was pleased anyway because these people created somewhat warm and good atmosphere with their tunes. Gotta get their records for better familiarization. The only thing I’m sorry about is that I didn’t take my camera with me, I suck immensely…

Age of Empires 3

Posted in Games on 15:23, November 16th, 2005

Started playing this game. Well I was waiting for it because I’m a big fan of the Ensemble Studios games. I was hooked by the Age of Mythology and even replayed it 2 times! This game isn’t a dissapointment. People at Ensemble polished game’s interface and gameplay to the perfect state, I have no complains here. Gameplay is also fun. Especially I like how buildings and ships are getting destroyed by the cannon-balls. Looks very realistic, the falling pieces act very natural. I was afraid that the setting would deter me from the game but no, the looks and feel of the game is very quality and doesn’t call any frowns. The AI acts pretty much like in the Age of Mythology so i feel like at home here fighting american aboriginals and pirates instead of mythic creatures. Recommended for AOE and AOM fans.

Call of Duty 2

Posted in Games on 15:15, November 16th, 2005

Finished this game recently and enjoyed it alot. The missions were fast, brutal and very much warlike. Uhmm, I never been at actual war but I think that the game represents war’s action rather pecisely. At least it’s pretty close to that old black/white documantary you can see on the history channel. WWII game developers reached the perfection in their games. I’m not a big fan of realistic games, and I was rather sceptic regarding this game as well, but decided to try it out just to check what’s the level of realism and fun is in the modern WWII games. And I was pleased. Recommended for anyone who loves WWII setting and enjoyed the first game.


Posted in Levels on 13:05, November 6th, 2005

Oh, this happened quite suddenly! Kell and Necros have released their long awaited expansion pack Quoth and a bunch of maps for it. Cannot wait to play it. It features high quality custom monsters and impressive leveldesign. Hurry up here and get it! And you’ll find more maps for it in this thread.