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  1. 6 points
    visual kei horror story (rill spook! click on ur own discretion!!)
  2. 5 points
    Actually Folie ran away cuz he got one of his tsunagari pregnant and she wanted an abortion
  3. 4 points
    I mean, PT's always been one of my most-liked Japanese bands, but to be quite honest, in recent years I've felt that their looks and cover art have consistently been more interesting than their actual musical output, at least in terms of singles, so... IDK. This move back to a more wall of noise-type shoegaze sound just feels refreshing again. It's not something you often run into in the VK scene. Last time I remember something like that being vaguely present in PT's music is in the background of 影絵's chorus part and 木霊, but other than that any recent other material w/ that specific vibe escapes me Asking for a disbandment's just hyperbole based on hype on my part, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't more than down for Pura to at least go on some sort of hiatus (however brief) to cure this [generic PT single A-side] issue the band appears to have been suffering from since like... The singles leading up to Ink, at least
  4. 4 points
    Because every time this happens it ends up that one of the members ran away and didn't tell anyone ended up sick at someone's house for a few days and is fine had family issues he needed to deal with They almost never end up dead in a ditch somewhere. This sounds a lot like #1, especially with the loans business. They aren't getting that money or equipment back because if I were him and I needed money I would have pawned your shit a long time ago Himitsu Kessha Codomo A style. Hopefully they get some answers but a lot of these bands seem like they walked into a discord chat and typed "lf guitarist 4 vk" and picked the first person to reply who could play scales. If they don't even ~know~ him that well it might be over.
  5. 4 points
    Hakoniwa

    Anyone doing Inktober? Let's share!

    Hmm, I get your point, but why is that a bad thing? A "lame" excuse can also be turned into a reason for drawing daily and it becomes motivation. I can't see how that can be bad in any way. You're right that drawing doesn't require monthly challenges or even requests from others, it's something to do constantly and because you want to. Because you like to draw, because you need to draw, because you know how practicing is important if you want to improve. All that. Monthly challenges such as Inktober are not "nothing" though, they are a way to share the same experiences with a large group of people, during the same period of time, some who may not find their motivation so easily. It's a way to challenge yourself. And while I'd like to believe that loving to draw is enough motivation, life sometimes gets in the way and it can make you stop doing things you once though as important as breathing. I can tell, I've been there. Extra motivation is never a bad thing. It encourages them not to only draw and ink it, but also to share their experiences online - and that changes things a lot imo. In this case, aside from being a way to motivate people to draw, it directs them to something else than pencil sketches or digital art, the latter being something a lot of people are focusing on right now. Inktober is all about the ink itself, so digital art wouldn't work here. Of course people can continue practicing doodles, digital art or not, or whatever else they wish, nothing changes there. It's not a matter of needing the challenge or not, but being part of a global event that involves doing something you love. And that's fun. It's my first time participating in Inktober, but it's not my first time watching people do it, and I only saw good things come from their experience. It's a win-win situation really. That said, each person participates in it for different reasons, but whatever the reasons are, the important thing is to have fun (always).
  6. 4 points
    CAT5

    #87: THE NOVEMBERS - Hallelujah

    Awesome review as usual @fitear1590 - I always enjoy your writing! I enjoy this album, but there just aren't any moments that make me go "UMPHHH!!!" like Koba's shouting before the chorus in "Blood Music.1985" or in "鉄の夢". There are no songs that make me want to just fly off into the clouds with Koba's voice like in the chorus to "Rhapsody in beauty". Nothing on this album feels as emotionally cathartic as when Koba hits those high notes near the end of "dumb." There are no songs here where I can simply get lost in the beautiful, melancholic guitar interplay and the smooth buttery basslines like in "We" and "はじまりの教会". But, as I said, it's still a good album - hell, it's extremely solid in fact. It just doesn't reach any of the peaks that the other albums reach for me, and the narrative/flow just isn't as compelling for me. I'd rate this as my 4th favorite album of theirs - with Zeitgeist up first, Rhapsody 2nd, and To melt 3rd - with a fucking razor thin difference between those three. My favorite tracks from Hallelujah atm are "Black Rainbow", "1000 years", "Just Going Far" and "What Little Love".
  7. 3 points
    pura haven't had an original sounding album in the last decade, this is literally the most exciting thing he's done since like chandelier
  8. 3 points
    and we have the durations : 1. Raise the Curtain - 1:18 2. Re:incarnation - 11:12 (!!!) 3. END TRIP - 4:04 4. Kaleidoscope - 4:04 5. Cold Shadow - 7:50 (!!!) 6. SENSE OF ASH (album mix) - 3:30 7. The Baptist (album mix) - 4:40
  9. 3 points
    CAT5

    Dubtrack.fm / plug.dj

    I know this is short notice, but it completely slipped my mind until now - anyone down to hold our Sunday session at plug.dj instead of dub, just for tomorrow? I figured it would be more fun and 'festive' to hold it there with the avatars and Halloween layout they have instead of on dub, which still looks normal. I'd also like to encourage the playing of halloween-ish songs, or at least songs that are related to halloween/horror to some extent. Since this is short notice, I don't want to make this theme mandatory, though!
  10. 3 points
    Hakoniwa

    [Portuguese] Membros brasileiros

    Acho que tá mais barato ir pra Jupiter do que ir no show do Jupiter
  11. 2 points
    I agree with everything @Hakoniwa said. Even if you consider yourself an artist and love drawing, there are always times when your juices run dry and you don't draw for days, weeks, or months. The way I mostly see it though, these kinds of challenges give way to trying new things and going out of one's comfort zone, which is always a good thing. It isn't just an excuse to draw. It's a way of exploring further with what you can do with your skills. And it can be all very fun in the process!
  12. 2 points
    Bear

    Horror Movies

    Since this thread has been evoked back to life let me inform you about the films I've seen this weekend: Demons Demons 2: The Nightmare Returns Lamberto Bava would never go on to become as great as his father, Mario Bava, but he never had any problem impressing. While not his best films, but are highly entertaining euro-splatters full of cheese, poor acting and lovely special effects. Demons is better than Demons 2 which is more or less the same film with a different setting. Great soundtracks to with Claudio Simonetti, Pretty Maids, Billy Idol, Accept, Saxon, The Smiths, The Cult, Fields of the Nephilim, Dead Can Dance and more spread over the two films. First one is a bit more metal. Night of the Demons Night of the Demons 2 Cheesy, over the top and great horror films set at Halloween. So over the top, but perfectly executed with amazing special effects and lots of fun. The sequel is a bit campier and less serious in tone, but I dig it slightly more. It's more of a teen horror with silly jokes, great nudity and more humour, but it truly pays off. And who's unable to become bewitched by a beautiful girl dancing retardedly to old Morbid Angel? Holy water!
  13. 2 points
    SadMoomin

    Show Yourself (again)

    Today ~
  14. 2 points
    @fitear1590 Great review! I enjoy your style of reviewing. I don't agree with all your opinions but I think I would give it the same score you did. My expectations for this album were very high, like they always are with THE NOVEMBERS releases and I was a bit disappointed if I'm being honest. And it's still one of the best J-albums released this year so that's saying something about the quality of their music. Some notes about the album / songs: - 1000 Years is like a poor man's version of Blood Music.1985. - Kobayashi's vocals on 愛はなけなし (What Little Love) make me think that he would be a great nagoya kei vocalist. - I think @CAT5 put it well with there being no notable "UMMPPH!" moments that make you revisit the songs time after time. For me moments like these are the first chorus of Rhapsody in beauty with the siren guitar and Kobayashi's high notes interlocking, the killer riff starting at 1:30 in Wire (Fahrenheit 154), the chorus of 彼岸で散る青 (Jigan de chiru ao). There were no moments on "Hallelujah" where I thought "holy shit that's amazing!" - My favorite songs after multiple listens: Black Rainbow, What Little Love, Just Going Far. That guitar riff in Just Going Far's "chorus" is fantastic! And for lolz: 1. (To) melt into, 2. Zeitgeist, 3. Rhapsody in beauty, 4. Hallelujah
  15. 2 points
    Ryutaro already said.... PT will not disband because the solo project.
  16. 2 points
    Wow you guys are something. Disbanding P-T after hearing just 12 seconds of a song? No vocals even? OK
  17. 2 points
    Zeus

    #87: THE NOVEMBERS - Hallelujah

    You took the words right out of my mouth! I can agree with the overall sentiment that this is a great album but not their best. For me, the biggest downside is the inconsistent flow of the album. With just a little bit of re-arrangement, the entire album could have come off as more cohesive. When there are sprints of tracks near the end that don't resonate with me, I fall out of the music pretty quickly. The first half of this album is pretty bad-ass but the second half just puts me to sleep. I haven't listened to enough of THE NOVEMBERS to be able to rank them as CAT and togz have, but I know that it's above "Elegance" but below "Rhapsody in Beauty".
  18. 2 points
    Bear

    Horror Movies

    You won't find horror films with more atmosphere than those made back in the 20's through the 70's. There was no such thing as jumpscares back then, and it was all about atmosphere and suspense. Jumpscares didn't really come along before the late 70's/early 80's, even though there was only a small amount of films like Carrie and When a Stranger Calls that used/tried a form of this technique before the 80's. So checking out horror films from 70's and backwards won't hurt if you look for horror films without cheap jumpscares. You won't find a single film with better atmosphere than Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. The atmosphere is so thick you can smear it out on a piece of bread like butter. Same goes for other 20's horror films like Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Häxan Orlacs Hände The Phantom of the Opera Faust: Eine deutsche Volkssage Or from the 30's: Vampyr Frankenstein Bride of Frankenstein The Black Cat Dracula Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde The Old Dark House The Hound of the Baskervilles Just to mention a few. I could go on, but these are all films that are as atmospheric as possible. Especially the 20's horror films are beyond what we can atmospheric. It's incredible. Add The Call of Cthulhu (2005) to the 20's list too, as it plays along like a film of tat era. Excellent film! But if these type of films for some weird, unexcuseable reason ain't your thing, then try some newer films from the 2000's like The House of the Devil The Witch: A New-England Folktale Martyrs We Are Still Here A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Eden Lake Lake Mungo The Conspiracy The Blair Witch Project Bone Tomahawk (western-horror!!!) The Others These films have none or close to no jumpscares in them. It's about atmosphere, suspense and more atmosphere.
  19. 2 points
    holy shit yæsssssssssss
  20. 2 points
    Yay, one more! ^^ I'm really late and haven't had the time to ink stuff everyday, but it's already helped me a lot, I feel. It's been fun! I'm sure I won't be able to complete all days of october, but I'm okay with that. I've been posting them to my instagram account and I didn't have any time to ink today, again! :< My latest is this one: Day 13 >_> It was a poor attempt of drawing the comedy duo Downtown, and while Matsumoto is recognizable, Hamada definitely isn't lol.
  21. 2 points
    Biopanda

    10/10 spooked

    10/10 spooked
  22. 2 points
    Great to see that someone else here is doing Inktober! I've been posting mine up in my personal art thread here x x x (you might have to scroll a bit). And don't worry, I'm not very experienced with using ink either, and it's also my first time taking up the challenge (because I"ve been too busy in previous years to do it). But it's great practice and can be very fun sometimes~ I always love to see what other people can do with the medium, so thanks for making this topic and sharing your Inktober sketches! ^^ Here's my most recent Inktober for the 29th!
  23. 2 points
    plastic_rainbow

    Horror Movies

    Seconding The Exorcist and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. However, I advise you not to drink green milk tea or any drink of similar color before watching The Exorcist (you'll know what I mean). a few general recs: Carrie 1976 Jacob's Ladder 1990 (personal favorite) Zombieland 2009 (comedy horror) Little Shop of Horrors 1986 (comedy horror) Insidious 2010 Some good Thai horrors: Shutter 2004 (this one gave me a good fright) Alone 2007 Coming Soon 2008 The Eye 10 (comedy horror)
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    ぞんび(Zonbi) best-album "ぼくらはみんな死んでいる。"(Bokura wa Minna Shindeiru.) will be released at 2017/01/04 (3 types) Limited edition A will include CD+M-CARD : special price 1620 yens Limited edition B will include CD+DVD+Zombi-chan acrylic bag Charm (coffin version) (4300 yens) Regular edition will include CD only (2160 yens) [tracklist] (order not yet finalized) アンデッド・ヒーロー 「闇夜のセレナーデ」 腐り姫 交響曲第9番「真夜中の第二音楽室」 墓場 de ラヴソング アブノーマル・セラピー 四丁目アパート殺害事件 リビングデッド・マーチ 21世紀の精神異常者 夕闇行進曲   マダム・フローレンスの人体調理講座 死ねばいいのに。 まっくら     [M-card content] 感染拡大作戦~其の四~ ぞんび Halloween Special Live -2部制ONEMAN- 「グロフェス vol.4」 at 高田馬場CLUB PHASE 2016.10.30 ※2部制のうち1部を収録予定 [DVD tracklist] 感染拡大作戦~其の四~ ぞんび Halloween Special Live -2部制ONEMAN- 「グロフェス vol.4」 at 高田馬場CLUB PHASE 2016.10.30 ※2部制のうち2部を収録予定 btw they will hold their oneman live tour "ぼくらはみんな死んでいる。"(Bokura wa Minna Shindeiru.) since 2017/02/11 at Shinyokohama NEW SIDE BEACH!! to 2016/03/24 at TSUTAYA O-WEST.
  26. 1 point
    Vexent Gu.燈華 (Touka) has been missing since 2016/10/20, and the band urges anyone with information to message their staff Twitter.
  27. 1 point
    New AMV. This one uses Gundam IBO and a lynch song!
  28. 1 point
    plastic_rainbow

    Horror Movies

    Hmm, no I didn't feel like Jacob's Ladder had a plot twist. It's more of a psychological horror. Also, knowing that you're familiar with Silent Hill, it might be worth noting that this film gave inspiration for the games. The atmosphere and demons in both are very similar I'd say. I have been curious about Rosemary's Baby recently too and may think about watching it soon.
  29. 1 point
    herpes

    Most emotional live performance/clips?

    this is how you open a concert. also not vk but
  30. 1 point
    Tokage

    MERRY (f.k.a メリー)

    A MERRY cover album with new oldies covers would honestly be good as hell, I doubt it'd ever happen, but I'd like to see them cover Maki Asakawa, Kan Mikami, Morita Douji, INU or something like that.. Would love for them to some day cover "Virgin Blues" as well, in a way I'm actually genuinely surprised they haven't already done that one yet.. It feels so "them".
  31. 1 point
    CAT5

    Dubtrack.fm / plug.dj

    https://plug.dj/monochrome-heaven
  32. 1 point
    CELESTIAL CIEL

    SONG OF THE DAY! ^__^

    sounds like forgotten love
  33. 1 point
    -NOVA-

    New band "SHeepSLeep" has formed

    YES! i agreee with @hiroki The simple look is really nice, and very very stylish. It may be "cheap" but its super adorbs I think im in love already too <3
  34. 1 point
    Hakoniwa

    Dubtrack.fm / plug.dj

    I'm in! What's the address though? I've never been there (º - º);
  35. 1 point
    MV SPOT: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/1477836067?cp_webto=share_tw-spweb
  36. 1 point
    suji

    random thoughts thread

    I live in the south, bring some snow down here, fuckers!! 😩😭😩
  37. 1 point
    Kisou is probably my least fav album of theirs.... but filth though
  38. 1 point
    Disbanding Pura cuz of a 12 sec preview??? 😂😂😂 Fuck all y'all, you're all fucking idiots.
  39. 1 point
    hiroki

    New band "SHeepSLeep" has formed

    the members had a twitcast today at their studio rehearsal where they discussed how they met and what they will be doing in the upcoming months! omg i think i'm in love with them already... they will upload song samples soon, as well as some furi videos. they also mentioned that they will be playing on 12/13 before their formal "shidou" live in January btw the website is designed and maintained by their bassist 海琉
  40. 1 point
    jesus, if disbanding PT equals this kind of material from Ryutaro then I'm 100% fine with it.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Furik

    Most emotional live performance/clips?

    Damn that DAI vid was rough. 😔
  43. 1 point
    Biopanda

    Horror Movies

    Gonna check out some of the reqs y'all have suggested for CAT, but I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for good atmospheric horror films? I absolutely hate jump scares(they seem way too cheap anyways), but love movies that rely more on atmosphere and suspense. Already checked out The Babadook and It Follows and loved both of them.
  44. 1 point
    Bear

    Horror Movies

    You need to watch Rosemary's Baby, because it is a phenomenal film. And while you're on it you need to watch Repulsion, The Tenant and Dance of the Vampires by the same director too. A few other must-sees: The Omen (1976) The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) An American Werewolf in London (1981) The Howling (1981) It's very important that you keep watching the originals by the same. I can't think of a single horror film remake that's better than the original classic. Not a single one.
  45. 1 point
    beni

    Dubtrack.fm / plug.dj

    ^ I love the sound of that! Hadn't thought of plug! Even though it's short notice, we can still make it happen!
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    beni

    Horror Movies

    @CAT5, Shutter, the first Thai movie @plastic_rainbowsuggested is the one I was thinking of! It's probably way too scary for me though, lmao. I still think it looks super awesome. Jacob's Ladder is one of the movies with an insane plot twist, no? I'm kind of interested in that. Also because of my older siser, I'm curious about Rosemary's Baby. Plus The Host which just looks brilliant. Was meaning to watch that for years, could be an alright choice. Plan 9 from Outer Space may be the most necessary because of its totally unintended Darkplace factor, lol. Can I make the excuse of finally getting to a Tim Curry movie like IT or The Rocky Horror Show because bloody Tim Curry on bloody Halloween, yes please~ Now the movie choices are flowing out of me~
  48. 1 point
    Since Alkaloid had asked for clarifications: The tweet also says that Touka has taken loans from members and that he was also put in charge of their band goods/equipment, so they're concerned that he's got into trouble.
  49. 1 point
    Super Merrys: Merry: MERRY(メリー) 2016.10.29 クリエイティブセンター大阪 「Merry Halloween Party~Trick or MERRY~」 with:スーパーメリーズ SET LIST 01.ビニ本2丁目八千代館 02.【collector】 03.罪 04.絶望 05.Zombie Paradise ~地獄の舞踏曲~ 06.青年秘密倶楽部 07.演説 08.[human farm] 09.Carnival 10.千代田線デモクラシー EN1 01.平日の女 02.Happy life EN2 01.妄想rendez-vous
  50. 1 point
    Why in the world Zin is still using that horrendous hair extension?!
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