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by Ulalume
11 years ago
Top 5 Black Metal Albums

Top 5 Black Metal Albums

Black Metal is a genre that has constantly evolved, and stagnated, over the past few decades. Since the term was coined by the band Venom on their album "Black Metal", the underground metal world has taken off in a cold and grim direction.

Within the confines...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Review: Amon Amarth's album: With Oden On Our Side

Amon Amarth is one of those bands I was happy to stumble upon. They are loved by me for several reasons, one being they were the first real death metal band I ever heard. There music opened the door for me to get more interested in...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Top 10 Black Metal Albums (Part 2)

Continuing where PART 1 left off, my top 10 list of black metal albums will leave you writhing in darkness. Consider that my theatrical and dramatic statement for the day! For those unaware, black metal is on the whole inexplicably dark. It contains subgenres that range from normal and...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Heavy Metal and Satanism

I feel it is important that I make some sort of effort to comment on the misconception that heavy metal and Satan are walking hand in hand. While it is blatantly obvious that Satanism has been fused into many lifestyles of heavy metal lovers, to say...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Top 10 Black Metal Albums (Part 1)


Like many of my album lists, these are in an arbitrary order. The numbers are irrelevent, as I feel black metal and music in general covers such a range; that it is difficult to say one is objectively better than another. With that said, the black metal...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Ne Obliviscaris The Aurora Veil Demo Review (ulalume)

-A solid mix of progressive music and black metal
-Violins and classical guitars mesh with distortion guitars, screaming, and heavy metal drumming well
-The atmosphere created is unique
-Most lyrics are fresh and interestingly sung
-The demo is FREE through their myspace, and despite only being a demo is very high quality.

Health
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Abnormal Psychology and Underground Black Metal

The concept of “abnormality” as it relates to psychology is not a particularly easy concept to grasp. While there are some legitimate definitions of abnormality (such as a requirement for psychological dysfunction, personal distress, and atypical behavior), the requirements are ultimately very vague when being considered by multiple people...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Children of Bodom Trashed, Lost, and Strung-Out Review (ulalume)

-Good production quality
-A very affordable EP
-4 great songs, all enjoyable
-The compositions are great musically speaking
-These are songs you can have fun and mosh to. There is nothing serious to be found on this EP, and probably nothing serious about this band as it is.
-There are 2 extra videos found on the same...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Obiymy Doschu Elehia Review (ulalume)

-Expert arrangements
-Beautiful vocals
-Beautiful atmosphere
-Its free!
-Good recording quality
-There are none.
Obiymy Doschu is my latest musical pleasure. I have been relatively low on money as of late, and have found myself turning towards alternative methods to find music. Luckily I was able to stumble upon a free metal music blog...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Falls of Rauros Into the Archaic Review (ulalume)

-Its free
-Its pretty high quality for being a form of black metal.
-All instruments are played expertly.
-Many instruments are implemented into the sound. From electric guitars to acoustic guitars to flutes.
-The vocal style is enjoyable because the vocalist does not only implement screaming, but also some clean singing/chanting....

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Nightwish Dark Passion Play (Collectors Edition) Review (ulalume)

-Great production quality
-Great compositions
-Good lyrics
-Nice album art
-Nightwish proves they are able to take on a monumental album filled with many genre's of music and influences-The last song, "Reach (Amaranth Demo Version" is disturbing to hear. Marco's voice is just frightening on this song. It actually ruined the song. I know it is...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Left in Torment Saturnian Rites Review Review (ulalume)

-FREE
-Extremely melodic interaction between all instruments
-Many of the orchestral instruments are real
-The vocals are excellently done and add to the atmosphere in so many ways
-The atmosphere created is intense. The feeling of an "astral" (out of body) realm is just so obviously felt.
-None
Track Listing:

1. And They Speak to Me
2....

Entertainment
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Review: Equilibrium - Sagas


Usually when I begin a review I try to avoid sounding like a fan-boy. This review is going to be completely fan-boyish. Over the past year I have been listening solely to Equilibriums song "Blut Im Auge", and as I reflect on this gift I...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Dream Theater Octavarium Review (ulalume)

-Expertly played instruments
-Technical compositions are seamlessly blended with simplicity, high tempos with slow tempos.
-Dream Theater never sacrifices atmosphere for technicality.
-Orchestration on some tracks are great.
-"Octavarium" alone is worth the price of this album. In truth, many pop albums run at about the same length at this individual song....

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
The Breathing Process - In Waking Divinity Review (ulalume)

-Atmospheric music mixing a range of instruments
-Great vocals
-Great mixing
-Too short for the average metal head buyer
-Interludes are not really necessary, and feel like fillers.
-Simplistic breakdowns
The Breathing Process - In Waking: Divinity - 2008 Siege Of Amida Records Tracklist: 1. The Hunter (Intro)
2. In Waking: Divinity
3....

Entertainment
by Ulalume
9 years ago
Review: Slayer - Reign in Blood

Who doesn't like Slayer now a days? Thats an honest question. Somehow this band has managed to be in service for a few decades, get a song ("Raining Blood") in the Guitar Hero video game, put out a few skateboard decks with Plan B (a skateboard...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Cradle of Filth Cruelty and the Beast Review (ulalume)

-I consider this album my favorite by Cradle of Filth. The scope of this album is just incredible. These musicians seemlessly transfer the concept of Countess Bathory to music. I am still fascinated by the perspective taken by writer Dani Filth. The way he examines Bathory as a human acting...

Entertainment
by Ulalume
7 years ago
WE THE MACHINE - DISSENTER (EP) - Album Review

A review of WE THE MACHINE's debut EP entitled "DISSENTER."

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
Cradle of Filth Midian Review (ulalume)

-Dani Filth's unique voice adds to the band in a special way
-The compositions are great
-The synths really add to the mood of the album
-The lyrics are incredible
-A lot of tempo changes to keep the songs interesting
-Most of the songs are not written in the standard verse-chorus-verse-bridge-chorus format, which is great...

Lifestyle
by Ulalume
11 years ago
How-To Create Music

Music is an art form that many people desire to break in to. So many emotions can be invoked through song, whether there are vocals or just instrumentation. Like a painting music is not really "necessary" for day to day living, however it makes life more enjoyable and easier to...

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