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  1. What the actual fuck!? It's been no less than 16(!!!) years since Armagedda released their last album and proper, legendary masterpiece "Ond Spiritism", and 16 years since the band split. Since then Graav has kept himself busy with Lik, Ehlder, Lönndom and Graavehlder, and A. Petterson has kept himself with De Arma, Stilla, Whirling, Saiva and Lönndom. They've kept themself busy creating other quality music, but they have never reached the legendary quality that is "Ond Spiritism", which is a unique, different and fucking fantastic album. This kinda continues the sound of "Ond Spiritism", but with a lot of elements from their other projects like Ehlder and Lönndom. After one listen it doesn't sound quite as good, but that's something we could not wish for as "Ond Spiritism" is one of the best black metal albums post 2000's. But the songwriting is simlar, as is the feeling and atmosphere. The last track, Evigheten i en obrytbar cirkel, is IMMENSE by the way.
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    I usually shower three times a day as I work with kids. Once in the morning so I can feel nice and fresh when going to work, one as soon as I get home just to feel clean after having spent the day around spit, snot and filthy hands, and one before going to bed. If I had to choose just one, I'd pick the morning shower. So good and important for me personally.
  3. A new metal label that focuses specifically on fantasy themed bands just posted this on their Facebook page today: It's been close to 20 years since we last heard anything from Nazgûl, which is 2002's full length De Expugnatione Elfmuth. Super epic black metal which takes the epic and bombastic elements of Summoning and blend them with more traditional black metal. Where Summoning for the most part captures the more epic and grand aspects of Tolkien, Nazgûl captures the more grimmer and darker elements of violent and destruction on Tolkien. The band is often criticized for its vocals, but I've come to love them. Super over the top, but absolutely fitting IMO. Can't wait for any new material here. Exciting stuff.
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    Yeah, Child's Play was a surprisingly good remake. Not quite as good as the original, which is a classic, but still a really fun and cool movie that took me and many others by surprise. We Summon the Darkness was also really cool. Shame on you, Jigsaw.
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    Another masterpiece by Old Tower. Not his best work, but pretty fucking amazing nonetheless. Perfect for dark fantasy reading, or as background music to dark table top games like Dungeons & Dragons or RPG video games like Diablo or Dark Souls. It really captures that vibe. Fantastic stuff.
  6. That sounds pretty good. Very, very Watain-esque tbh. Edit: On a second listen I feel like it's almost a bit too Watain-esque. Hmm. Still looking forward to the album tho.
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    Looking forward to this. Really liked his The Blackcoat's Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, which both were also super slow and atmospheric. Seems to be his thing, which is really sweet.
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    Extraction - Extraction is the new, big Netflix movie starring none other than Thor himself - Chris Hemsworth, as well as Randeep Hooda, Golshifteh Farahani and David Harbour among others. The movie is 95% action and 5% plot and character development. So you gotta love action to be able to enjoy this. Chris Hemsworth plays a troubled mercenary, and to my big, big surprise he actually nails that role. Probably best I've seen him tbh. Just a really fine performance by him, and Randeep Hooda is also excellent. Loads of great action where actors are allowed to perform, which is always a plus. Also, that "long take" is gorgeous. Yes, I know it has several, several cuts, but it's really well made and pierced together. So far this movie has divided people quite a lot, with even huge action fans both praising and slaughtering the movie. I'm among those who ended up praising it. The 2 hours went incredibly fast. Superb!
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    Drive - Steve Wang directed movie starring Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson and Brittany Murphy. First off, despite only Mark Dacascos having a semi-big name, the cast here is phenomenal, mostly due to the all-around chemistry between the lot of them and the fact that the characters are likable and fun. Mark Dacascos is Mark Dacascos, and he's always awesome. Kadeem Hardison adds som fun to the buddies. John Pyper-Ferguson is the corny-as-hell villain, who also adds some fun comedy. And Brittany Murphy is just hilarious. Shame her role isn't much bigger. The fight scenes are surprisingly well done, and the overall tone is nice. It's a buddy cop movie, without a cop. Basically Rush Hour before Rush Hour was a thing IMO. Steve Wang, the director, is the same who directed Guyver and Guyver: Dark Hero. Anyway, this film was just awesome!
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    Taken 3 - Taken is a modern classic and the second is alright, albeit really weak compared to the first one. Taken 3 is one big, fat mess, with some of the worst direction I've ever seen. Every action scene, be it hand to hand combat, "gunplay", chase scenes at foot or in a car. It's all cut to a billion small pieces where it's absolutely impossible to see what happens. It's absolutely awful. The story itself isn't worse than your run of the mill action-thriller, and both Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker delivers. But the movie is cut to death. Jesus christ.
  11. Hellripper - The Affair of the Poisons This black speed metal bands just keeps getting better with each release, so this new album can't come fast enough. Should be awesome!
  12. First impression is that a some of the metal parts are much "weirder" and complex than previous records, but their signature mix of psychedelic rock and black metal is still very much present and it doesn't sound like anyone other than HSN. The synth sounds amazing, and that middle part with the synth intro and then lead guitar is outstanding. Great track!
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    Die Farbe - This is a German adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Color From Out of Space, and it's a damn fucking good one. I've been looking for this film since around 2013 or so, but I have been unable to find it. However, browsing through tubitv I just happened to come across it and just had to watch it. Like I said, this is an adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft's The Color From Out of Space. It's black and white, for most part, and for most part it looks gorgeous as well. There's a couple of scene towards the end that should've been better, but we're talking small flaws that really doesn't cause any damage to the film as a whole. Fantastic atmosphere, beautiful cinematography and superbly acted. Very different from Richard Stanley's The Color From Out of Space btw, so it won't hurt anyone seeing both. Two very different type of movies. Both amazing tho. Luz - Luz is a horror movie made as a thesis project by Tilman Singer who wrote, directed, edited and produced the movie. This is the type of movie that'll bore most people to death, but those who get it will be put into something similar to a trance. Clocking in at 70 minutes it's a pretty short film and it is more about atmosphere than plot. The overall visual style of the movie is gorgeous and it's hard to not think of European directors like Dario Argento, Mario Bava etc., but even more impressive is the sound design. The sound design is absolutely NUTS throughout. A real fucking pleasure to the ears. But it's made as a homage to european horror cinema of the 80's, and I think it manages that really well. It felt like I was watching an 80's horror movie. Gorgeous stuff!
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    Oh dear god. Dolly Parton's original "Jolene" is absolutely magnificent, but this is just out of this world. Holy fuck!
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    Unknown Soldier - 3 hour long finnish war-drama. It's based on a book about WWII, and has already been filmatized two times. Not sure I've seen either of those, but I might have. Anyway, Unknown Soldier is a movie that is uneven. At it's best it's intense, brutal, dramatic and awesome, but despite its three hour long playtime it doesn't flesh out its characters nearly enough, and when the movie ends the only character you only feel like you know is Rokka, who feels a bit too much like a comic book character. But this is the type of movie a country like Norway would not even dream of producing in the 2000's, and if they did it wouldn't be 1/10th as good. So well done to Finland, yet again.
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