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Champ213 last won the day on June 3 2015

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  1. Scorpio Metal Apes. My western zodiac (scorpio) and chinese zodiac (metal ape) combined. I don't even believe in zodiacs, but it just sounds badass.
  2. I was partnered with @hyura, so I expected lots of oldschool vk, and that's what I got. I was very curious about this mix, but also a bit worried that I would knew too many of the songs already. That turned out to be unfounded - while all but one band where familiar to me, most of the songs she picked were not. The decade she picked is 1993-2002, which is generally a bit earlier than my preferred decade of vk. 1. Romance for~ - Black Hole (1995) Romance for~ is one of those bands that I always knew existed, but that I never really paid that much attention to. This song turned out to be much darker than I expected. The similarities to 80s deathrock are quite striking too. Special props to the vocalist who is right up my alley. An enjoyable start, even if the song could have used a few more "highlights" I guess. 2. PENICILLIN - 一発あてろ (1997) Well, I gotta admit that PENICILLIN never really interested me. Maybe I just heard the wrong songs, but either way, this song isn't really changing my opinion. The refrain is pretty catchy and I love the guitar work, but the attempts at rapping ruin it a bit for me. 3. La'Mule - eccentric Marxist ver.gimmick (2002) I love La'Mule so there isn't much you can do wrong here. While not my favourite song of La'Mule, I always loved the "hypnotic" qualities of this song. And the refrain is so stereotypically vk that you can't help but love it. 4. Phobia - 仮面舞踏会 (1999) Phobia is another one of those bands that always stayed under my radar a bit. I'm pretty sure I have a bunch of their stuff on my HD and I definetely should listen to them more, because this song is pretty great. Emanating 90s vk-ness with every note. And has a fade-out in the middle of the song. Interesting. 5. Cilter - Twelve (2001) This is the one band I hadn't heard before. And it's defenitely my favourite song so far. It starts slow and melancholic and picks up speed in the second half. And the vocalist is giving me all sorts of vk orgasms. Overall this songs reminds me of the band AURORA that was active a few years later. 6. FANATIC◇CRISIS - 黒い太陽(Remake Version) (1994) FANATIC◇CRISIS have always been very hit and miss to me, which isn't surprising considering their humongous discography. But they do know how to make solid song. I remember this song very vaguely, mostly because of the signature guitars in it. But other than that I never found this song to be that memorable. 7. Madeth gray'll - 黒装束ノ調ベ (2000) Madeth gray'll is one of my favourite 90s bands. An interesting choice of song, and not what I would picked, but there's nothing that Hisui could touch that I wouldn't love. He's all over the place in this song again, screaming, whimpering, whispering, groaning, moaning... what's not to like? 8. 【zɔ́diæ̀k】 - Stella mira -変光星- (1998) Another one of those bands that I knew existed, but never paid that much attention to. And again I'm surprised with a very intruiging song. It has a nice steady beat that slowly builds up the song, and the vocalist has a very pleasant, soft voice. Could have needed just a "little something" to make it special, but it's an enjoyable listen either way. 9. SHAZNA - LOVERS (1993) This is the oldest song in the mix, and I certainly didn't expect it to be SHAZNA. It's probably because many people associate them with their later, poppier songs, and this is pretty far from it. It's also pretty short (3 minutes), and it kinda fails to impress me within those 3 minutes. I listened to it several times now, but I think I already forgot how it sounded like. It's not a bad song, just not very special. Refrain was kinda nice though. 10. Deshabillz - 甘い香り (1996) Deshabillz is one of those "softer", melancholic 90s vk bands that I always liked a lot. Again this isn't the Deshabillz song I would have chosen, but I liked it either way. It's not as "catchy" as some of their other songs, but Shun's characteristic ocals definetely sell the song to me. Overall: Thank you @hyura for this interesting mix! Even though it covered an area of music I am reasonably familiar with, you managed to pick a lot of songs I didn't know. I also feel very much in the mood now to listen to lots of 90s vk that has been lying around my hard drive, untouched for years.
  3. @hyura! I have the vague feeling I'm going to enjoy your mix.. Expect mine by the weekend. I always like to adapt my mixes to the partner I'm getting, so I don't actually have it prepared already.
  4. I'll go with this one as well!
  5. Well. I once tried to make him guess Odin's horse and he guessed Gandalf's horse. I considered that a victory.
  6. Apart from some of the stuff already mentioned (classis 90s styles like La'Mule), I always found Yuuki's "Lady Liberty"-look quite... special.
  7. Yeah, I guess the difference is that I was (as usual) very late to the game. I started Origins a few months before Inquisition came out, so I basically played all 3 games in a row, and I knew that DA2 was considered... controversial when I started it. So I didn't really have high expectations when I began and I found it to be not as bad as I feared from all the bashing going on. XD I must have been the only person in the world who appreciated that. My Inquisitor was a warrior, not a Disney princess, so I was happy they didn't force her into some frilly dress. (Well, eventually she ended up in a dress anyway for the wedding scene in Trespasser.)
  8. probably the single greatest western RPG of the last decade, with only a few others able to come close to what I consider perfection. It's such a shame that Dragon Age 2 and Inquisition wasn't able to live up to Origins... I had such high hopes for both as well. Origins was just good in everything it did and was almost like a perfect combination of micromanaging party combat system, superb and interesting characters, really strong world building and lore, and RPG stat/class and equipment building. Dragon Age: Origins is great, but I guess I'm one of the rare kind that always liked the other two parts a lot as well. (As my sig probably shows.) I will admit that the 2nd part was definetely the weakest, it felt very rushed, the writing wasn't nearly as good as in Origins and the story was all over the place, especially in the first half of the game. I still had a lot of fun playing it, and the gameplay felt a lot smoother than the clunky combat of Origins. I also really, really liked Inquisition (played it like 3 times already...) My only critcism would be that they tried a bit too hard to be skyrim-ish. They could have scrapped some of the open-world-regions in favor for more story content. Or heck, just more stuff with your companions, because that was probably the strongest part of the game.
  9. I would be more exitited about this if Kyoka's bands didn't have the habit to vanish again before they really got started. But with a PV spot, a release date and tracklist, this may actually yield some proper releases at least. Definetely loving the preview so far.
  10. Well, whenever I visit last.fm these days Avast is giving me a Malware warning, so... good grief.
  11. I'm sorry, but this isn't really the place for that. If we allow this to stay, everyone will start posting their promo links and we have a name for that: spam. Link removed and topic closed.
  12. Visual-Kei

    Their music is kinda all over the place and not what I expected. Not bad though, at least the parts where they aren't trying to be something-something-core.
  13. None. Even if I could get the rip elsewhere, I love touching my CDs, especially if they're digipacks. I'm a regular CD-molester.
  14. Okay, upon closer inspection it seems all those flimsy livehouse CDs I have are actually from before they changed their name. But I noticed that not even their regular stuff from after their name change has been posted so far, so here's all I got.