Archive for March, 2016

Moonsorrow: Jumalten Aika Has Arrived!!!

Posted in Best / Worst, Blog, Music, Reviews on March 31, 2016 by slateman

Jumalten AikaIt’s finally here! The latest Moonsorrow opus has landed and EPIC is the first word that comes to mind. The enormous sound is only truly matched by the hefty duration of each of the album’s five offerings. It reminds me of the old days of the first Opeth records. Each song was truly a journey, and this album is no different. And while a few spins leave me placing this firmly below the band’s 2011 masterpiece, Jumalten Aika got me pumped up more and more on each subsequent listen. I’ll avoid the genre tags everyone so often loves to toss about, but it’s got everything I love about music and the lyrics…well, I don’t care about lyrics so there’s that. It may not end up being AOTY, but that’s OK. It’s fucking brilliant and it’s everything I wanted it to be. In fact, I can’t even finish writing this without bobbing my head in folky enthusiasm. I love this band.

Mini-Review: Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

Posted in Best / Worst, Blog, Music, Reviews on March 26, 2016 by slateman

Amon_AmarthI just finished The Saga Of The Jómsvíkings and found it a decent read. Most of the tale was the traditional Nordic heritage tales but the end was exciting. Now, Amon Amarth’s take on the legendary warriors is far more memorable! Barring the song featuring Doro, I love every single song. The production is utter perfection, it’s heavy as hell and it is memorable and catchy. This album is their strongest in quite a while IMO and it’s a temporary Album of the Year thus far. Let’s not forget Moonsorrow comes out next week, though. \m/

New Bone Fire MP3: BiasFX Test 15

Posted in Blog, Downloads, MP3s, Music on March 25, 2016 by slateman

A few steps forward, a step or two back. This one is better but I’m not fully happy. It gets really sloppy towards the end but since I likely won’t have time to go back to it in the coming days, here you go. It’s no Moonsorrow (NEXT WEEK!) but it’ll do for now. Enjoy!

Bone Fire: 1615 (Test)

Average Of 5: Sub-40 Still!

Posted in Best / Worst, Blog, Cubing, Cubing Records on March 21, 2016 by slateman

It’s been a few years since I posted any real cubing milestones. I have not stopped cubing, certainly not, but my speed-cubing days are mostly behind me. With a few minutes to spare today, I figured I’d try my hand at an average of five to see where I stood. It’s been quite some time, really. So, imagine my delight when I realized I was still under 40 seconds! My best was a bit over 36 and my worst nearly 44. Still…it means I’m not really out of the game! Anyways, this is no record but it’s good enough for me!!! Visual evidence!

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SFV: Ken vs. Ken – Epic Finale!

Posted in Blog, Games, Street Fighter, Video on March 13, 2016 by slateman

Old-school Ken vs. Ken matchup in Street Fighter V. I’m the Ken with gold pants on the left. You’ll notice I get decimated for the first portion of this match. How does it end? In classic SF fashion! Enjoy!

Driver Replay (c. 1998)

Posted in Games, Video on March 6, 2016 by slateman

This is a TV capture of an old VHS of an old replay from the first Driver game on the PS1. Utter madness, but that was the best part of that game! Just nonsense…