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  • Changes

    Mai 11 2007, 2h56

    I changed charts on my user overview to show last 12 months instead of overall charts. Now I can really see what I like - my profile is quite old and my taste evolves quickly. Bear with me. ;)

    Change your settings if you want too!

    Check out my "new" profile - ridd1e
  • Quotes from movies and books in lyrics III

    Abr 20 2007, 0h25

    Previously on Prison Br… oh wait - wrong channel. :D Previously I listed quotes from movies in two posts: Part I, Part II

    Recently I started to watch some good, older movies from IMDB 250 Top. And I was amazed how often music writers find inspiration for sample / lyrics in movies.

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    The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist

    This quote appeared in ‘The Usual Suspects’ as punch-line by Keyser Soze.



    It also appears at the begging of When Death Embrace Me. :)

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    Without love, without anger, without sorrow, breath is just a clock, ticking

    This quote came from ‘Equilibrium

    Track Without Emotions obviously uses it as reference:

    Without emotions, without feelings, without love, without hate, breath is just a clock, ticking, ticking, ticking…
    I couldn't find a video for you guys, but imp this great music clip can be used here:


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    The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

    There's no doubt you can recognize this memorable quote if you've seen ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. This statement was said by sinister HAL-9000 supercomputer.



    It was quoted in Brain Bypass

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    Next track is Soilbleed (V.3) and it's filled with citations from ‘Full Metal Jacket’.

    The Marine Corps does not want robots. The Marine Corps wants killers. The Marine Corps wants
    to build indestructible men, men without fear.

    Private Pyle, you had best square your ass
    away and start shitting
    me Tiffany cuff links
    ... or I will definitely fuck you up!

    The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to sur vive in combat. Your
    rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines.
    And then you will be in a world of shit. Because marines are not allowed to die without permission! Do you maggots understand?


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    Tonight... you pukes will sleep with your rifles! You will give your rifle a girl's name! Because this is the only pussy you people are going to get
    This is my rifle. There are many like it but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of my enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.

    Quotes again from Full Metal Jacket, now used by Combichrist (he watches a lot of movies doesn't he :D) in (surprisingly!) This Is My Rifle

    This is my rifle, it is my life
    We are masters of our enemy
    Till there is no enemy


    Video for your convenience:


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    My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone, in fact I want my pain to be inflicted on others

    Ending quote from ‘American Psycho’, used in Bodom Beach Terror

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    Very soon now, the drug will cause the subject to experience a death-like paralysis, together with deep feelings of terror and helplessness

    Maybe you can help me here. I'm sure I heard it in some track. The quote is from ‘A Clockwork Orange’:



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    I love discovering these things. It always gives me a thrill. :)
  • Listen to Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli

    Abr 18 2007, 14h26

    This just came in: you can listen to In Sorte Diaboli stream on Mp3.com

  • [REVIEW] Combichrist - What The Fuck Is Wrong With You People (2007)

    Mar 5 2007, 13h41

    Purplevelvet was very kind to notify me about new Combichrist album - What The Fuck Is Wrong With You People (thank you Ingrid!!! *waves* :))

    Two CDs, 24 tracks. Twenty four, yummy! :D

    Let's look closer...

    First CD

    "5AM (After Party)" - weird intro, but that's his style, I get it.

    "Electrohead", "Deathbed" - yeah :)

    "F**k That S**t" & "Shut Up And Swallow" - both get very interesting and energetic at the end.

    "Get Your Body Beat" - available previously in some movie's promo videoclip. It's
    ok but I'm not very excited because it isn't as new as other tracks. ;)



    "Are You Connected" - this is what I helluva like in Combichrist. Introduction seems weird, but wait to 0:30! OH YEAH!

    "Give Head If You Got It" - it's ok, worth listening.

    "All Your Bass Belongs To Us" - huh, Combichrist's geek? :D Obvious reference to AYBABTU. Anyway it's good, good electro, play it if you're skipping through tracks.

    Second CD.

    "God Warrior" - well, I don't like talking in music and I definitely don't like screaming dialogs in music. Background could be worth playing once more but some crazy woman spoils fun. :/

    "Dead Again" - noisy & dull loop. No.

    "Verdammt" - another loop. WTF? No.

    "AM" - Ok, I get it. Second CD's content is a different kind of music - pure electro without spoken words. Actually, this track is ok, fun starts from 1:00.

    "Dawn of Man" - Clear transition from "AM". It's ok but I want more tracks which are similar to 1CD. :(

    Stopped playing, skipped through rest which proved my theory on 2nd CD.*

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    To sum up - "What The Fuck Is Wrong With You People" is good compilation and I recommend this album to fans of Combichrist, electro listeners and of course brave discoverers. Give it a try, not all tracks are cream but… well, it happens very often. :)

    To be perfectly honest, other Combichrist's albums also have brighter and darker sides, I don't like 35% of his tracks.

    * - Second CD can be fun too, don't get me wrong - I'm just not in the mood right now. :P
  • Christina Aguilera - Candyman. Love it!

    Fev 23 2007, 19h57

    I'm not into pop music, I think that majority of modern pop music is crap. But I used to listen to pop in my childhood (early nineties) from previous decades. It appealed to me.

    Today I stumbled upon Christina Aguilera's new video:



    I think it's great piece of music, and moreover, great piece of video! :D This oldschool stuff is wonderful, I love vintage style.

    My friend said, that in those days women dressed and behaved like women. Maybe this looks like artificial or fake, but I enjoy it very much.

    Anywyas, enough blabber, click video above and check it out. You can skip MTV talk.

    Tags: , Christina Aguilera, Candyman
  • [RELEASE] Dimmu Borgir - In Sorte Diaboli. Track listing! (24th April)

    Fev 13 2007, 0h55

    Dimmu Borgir is going to release their new album on 24th of April. It is called "In Sorte Diaboli"

    The track listing has been revealed and here it is:

    1. 1. The Serpenitine Offering
    2. 2. The Chosen Legacy
    3. 3. The Conspiracy Unfolds
    4. 4. The Ancestral Fever (bonus track)
    5. 5. The Sacrilegious Scorn
    6. 6. The Fallen Arise
    7. 7. The Sinister Awakening
    8. 8. The Fundamental Alienation
    9. 9. The Invaluable Darkness
    10. 10. The Foreshadowing Furnace


    I'm so excited. Dimmu Borgir was the first metal band that appealed to me. I wanted to discover more metal because of their symphonic melodies. It was beautiful as well as blasphemic (lyrics), it was powerful (energy!) as well as weird (growl). Finally I ended with pretty wide metal taste - from black through death to thrash. ;)

    A little bit melodramatic I think, but hell yeah - I'm looking forward to this release! Dimmu Borgir is awesome and their music perfect in every detail.

    Now c'mon, flame me. ;)
  • Watch your Last.fm music!

    Jan 21 2007, 18h50

    Today I stumbled upon excellent idea - Last.TV.

    It's a site which utilizes Last.fm's and YouTube's API and serves you interactive channel of music videos based on what you listen to.

    It's amazing. Now I don't need television anymore. No, really!

    http://lasttv.net/ - Just type in your Last.fm username (no password needed) and go. :-)
  • [For Friends Only] What are you doing?

    Jan 8 2007, 7h05

    Well, I don't know. Yet. But there's a wonderful way to tell me and/or be up to date with what I'm doing right now.

    It's called Twitter and it won my heart. Twitter is site for friends. Just like MySpace, you would say. No, it's better - it's simple, it's extremely useful and it's preety. MySpace is cluttered and offers nothing valuable (IMHO).

    But hey, I'd like to talk about Twitter.

    Twitter is all about what are you doing right now. Just write it down, on the site or via Instant Messaging or via phone. Friends can subscribe to your updates, and I'm asking you to join mine:

    - My Twitter Page
    - Sign up for Twitter's free account

    If you do, text me so I can follow your updates too.

    Why I'd like to do this? I feel sad that I can't stay informed about what you do and I think this is the best way to fix that. :)

    (I'm not affiliated with Twitter, I just love its simplicity and usefulness :))
  • Don't answer in your own shoutbox

    Dez 13 2006, 19h11

    It's very hard to track possible replies to your shouts when you post answer in your own shoutbox.

    Please, go to shouter's profile page and write message there. It greatly increases chances that reply will be seen. Shoutbox is not covered by Reply Tracker so I (and most of you) will lose track of replies. And discussion thread will end.

    For the first time this may seem awkward, but in general it's the only reasonable way to use shoutbox in such big community.

    (I know it's obvious for most people here, but unfortunately not for all)
  • Poland - my fucking lovely country

    Ago 27 2006, 0h39

    And my fucking lovely goverment. And morons who elected them - now forbiding all kind of modern pleasure.

    Dark Funeral was the first band which concert approached obstacles. It was moved from Warsaw and Katowice because of possible antisatanic agitations. They moved concert to Łódź (where I live) but president of the city described band as provocation and scandalistic creative activity, which can not be compared with any cultural event. He told press that this would have been like an explosion of a dustbin. After that pronouncement organizers called off band's performance.

    Another story. There would be Black Metal Festival starring metal legends like Mayhem, Marduk and Impaled Nazarene with many supporters. First time event in Poland, great opportunity for foreign bands to see „Poland” is good at metal and loves it. Heck, no way. Some "Defense Against Sects Committee" stated that this concert is not ok and with support from administration they canceled all.



    WHERE THE


    HELL I LIVE?!




    Is it Medieval or North Korea? What is wrong with people, what is wrong with decisions people on the top make?
    Quo Vadis, Poland?