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  1. Talvalin

    Dreamcast is now 20 (in Japan)

    Any pics (scans) available? @shirubagan too (assuming you don't mind identifying information, otherwise...)
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    Best Films of 2018

    How are you judging your release dates? I'm looking at Letterboxd, and a tonne of films I watched this year are all showing as 2017 films which is confusing the fuck out of me. On that basis, my list is very short and basically amounts to: 1. Isle of Dogs 2. Black Panther 3. Mirai
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    I'm still trying to scrape this together and though there's a huge amount of variance in the middle the top three are solid. 10. Amorphis - Queen of Time 9. Monolithe - Nebula Septem 8. Necrophobic - Mark of the Necrogram 7. Hamferd - Tamsins Likum 6. Craft - White Noise and Black Metal 5. Hate Eternal - Upon Desolate Sands 4. Warrel Dane - Shadow Work 3. Barren Earth - A Complex of Cages 2. Slugdge - Esoteric Malacology 1. Horizon Ablaze - The Weight of a Thousand Suns Honorable mentions: Horrendous - Idol Judas Priest - Firepower Madder Mortem - Marrow Dire Peril - The Extraterrestrial Compendium
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell (heavy metal) Candlemass - Nightfall (epic doom) King Diamond - Abigail (uh, not sure) Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I (power metal) Cacophony - Go Off! (power metal) Vicious Rumors - Vicious Rumors (power metal) Judas Priest - Painkiller (heavy metal) Metallica - Metallica (because by this point, they weren't thrash any more so you should be okay with this) Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction (again, not really thrash) Testament - The Ritual (see above, although Testament did go back to proper thrash when they reformed) Cathedral - The Ethereal Mirror (doom) Paradise Lost - Icon (goth metal) Type O Negative - October Rust (goth metal) Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes (power metal) Ocean Machine (Devin Townsend) - Biomech (metal) Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding (heavy metal) Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World Tad Morose - Modus Vivendi (heavy metal) Pharaoh - Be Gone (heavy/power metal) Madder Mortem - Red in Tooth and Claw (goth metal, maybe) This all skews very heavily towards the 80s and 90s, but I went mostly towards death metal from the late 90s onwards so I'm not so familiar with trad/heavy/power metal bands after that point. That said, if you're okay with death metal, then the list would be very different.
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    Alien: Covenant - 2017 - Ridley Scott

    If you're trying to suggest that Jurassic World was anywhere near as bad as Prometheus, then what the actual fuck? It was dumb and a retread for sure, but nowhere near Prometheus-level awful (I haven't watched the Jurassic World sequel to judge it, but Covenant set a really really fucking low bar)
  6. If you had simply stated that out-sourcing development of a Blizzard game was something that was likely to alienate the core audience then no one would have blinked, but instead you drew explicit attention to the fact that a translator was required as being part of the problem, as if their mere presence was a slap in the face to the audience and people viewing online. Pixelbark's comment about this announcement being better off done as part of a Huawei conference wasn't really much better in my opinion, but milder for all that. People on this forum (and in the world at large) take great umbrage at the mere suggestion that they may be expressing a racist viewpoint, without even stopping for a moment to pause and reflect why someone might think that of them. And so I urge you to take a moment and consider before resuming your spat with Nequests, otherwise you'll both be heading for a timeout ban. /mod
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    Anime

    My theory is that someone is annoyed that I've been negging them in OT for shitty views, so they decided to get revenge on the first post of mine they could find. Lolz. Also, fat finger negging should be a thing of the past these days because you can remove reactions or change them at will these days, even for ancient posts (this does of course assume someone noticing the accidental neg and also showing remorse so...)
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    Anime

    Another vote for both Aggretsuko (overworked office lady in Japan relaxes by doing death metal karaoke) and Gurren Lagann (post-apocalyptic giant robot anime that just gets progressively more nuts as it goes on). I also recommend: Detroit Metal City (predates Aggretsuko, but vaguely similar. A musician who prefers writing acoustic pop fronts a death metal band as a costumed OTT nutter, but then his death metal persona starts bleeding into his "normal" life) Kill La Kill (same director as Gurren Lagann and just as bonkers. A girl searching for her father's killer finds a sailor suit that grants her incredible powers, and has to attend and fight off a constant stream of challengers at her high school to find the answers)
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    Slugdge are the proverbial canine gonads, which as you note is tough considering there's been a tonne of great music released this year (Clutch not included since I'm not a fan ). Other excellent releases include new albums from Barren Earth, Horrendous, Horizon Ablaze, Monstrosity and a load of albums incoming that will most likely be great (Deceased and Obliteration to name but two).
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    Also No Clean Singing has a full stream of the new Binah album: https://www.nocleansinging.com/2018/09/25/an-ncs-album-premiere-and-a-review-binah-phobiate/#more-148401
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    New Horrendous is streaming now. Get it whilst it's hot.
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    Games with Gold for July 2018

    Conviction is great, and the co-op was also excellent. It's free for fuck's sake, so just try it and see!
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    Doki Doki Literature Club

    Cut that out please. It's out of order and in no way contributing to the thread. Conversely, @NEG please either spoiler your post or remove the text of the article (unless the link is behind a paywall in which case stick to spoiler tags). The reason being that I inadvertently managed to catch a glimpse of a spoiler whilst simply scrolling past your post, which would have been very annoying had I been intent on playing the game.
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    So fucking true. I wouldn't give up metal, but I wouldn't have objected to being able to develop some appreciation for other genres of music too. Metal is the only thing I listen to which is fine when there are like-minded people around to talk to and somewhat lonely when those people are not around.
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    The Rllmuk Metal Thread Part 2

    This could turn easily into a bucket list of albums, so I tried to be concise with a mix of older classics and some newer ones too. Also out of the above, I'd pick "Close to a World Below" as my favourite Immolation album, "Human" or "Symbolic" for Death, "Turn Loose the Swans" for My Dying Bride and "Wolverine Blues" for Entombed but I'm a heathen that way. Dead Beyond Buried - The Dark Era Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels Edge of Sanity - Crimson Gorguts - Considered Dead Konkeror - The Abysmal Horizons Necrophobic - Darkside Pestilence - Consuming Impulse The Ominous Circle - Appalling Ascension Slugdge - Gastronomicon Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed by the Ocean's Tide Unmoored - Indefinite Soul-Extension
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