Archive for December, 2008

2008 + 1

Posted in Music on 12:58, December 29th, 2008

Today IВ  continue tradition of this post. This year was quite cool in terms of new music. I submerged to the new (for me) stoner doom genre. And I’m still enjoying old metal music. Industrial kinda withered for me lately, but blame lack of noise/industrial shows which should keep the spirit. So, here are a few of the releases that will be remembered/played by me for the long time.

  • Electric Wizard – “Dopethrone” – The band that renewed my views on the doom metal and rock in general. Actually I like all their albums. Yes I worship them.
  • Antlers Mulm – “Withered Sparks” – Original sound and atmosphere. Experience you’ll never forget.
  • Earth – “Hibernaculum” – Entire year have passed under the slow rhythms of Earth
  • SUNN O))) – “Black One” – This album started it all.

As you can see, this entire year was under the sign of slo-mo. Not sure why but this stoner metal moves me a lot recently. Especially the Electric Wizard band. They properly mixed uber heavy riffs with chtonic atmosphere, this mix is just for my soul. Good old industrial music is on background now. Everything changes which isn’t bad. We’ll see what 2009 brings.

Northern adventures

Posted in Games on 19:37, December 26th, 2008

Actually I had to post this quite some time ago but just was kind of busy with crunches at work and extensive WoW raiding at home. So here it goes, since my last update alot have changed. I’ve changed the guild, bought WotLK and finished it. Meaning, my new guild have killed all possible bosses in the new expansion 10th December. That’s actually two weeks ago. Yes, we’re pretty hardcore these days and progress with fast pace through the content. As for the content itself, Northrend is a very well designed place in terms of landscapes and quests quality. It feels better than Outland, probably because it’s in Azeroth and everything feels at home. Outland was too alien I guess ;) The main raid dungeon Naxxramas is kinda easy for us, but I think it’s good because I was tired of Sunwell Plateau’s cruelty. We storm through it in a fun and relaxed pace and I like it. Though, there is encounter in the expansion which I consider is the best in the game – the fight with Malygos. Very well designed and complex fight introducing new things like flying on the platforms and on the drakes. AwesomeВ  done fight. I hope there will be something no less interesting in the Ulduar when it ships. This week my guild is relaxing due to x-mas celebrations and prepares for future victories doing achievements in heroic 5 man instances in lazy mode. So, generally speaking my WoW life is in some quiet mode these days which is good because I can now sleep more and try playing other games :)