if a video game doesn’t give you battered wife syndrome… than its just eye candy

this game is boring as fuck, and I cannot figure out why.

I watch youtube videos of Grand Theft Auto V, I hyperly determine myself to buy an xbox and get this game immediately. It is the most beautiful and amazing thing I have witnessed in the realm of next generation gaming, something like this rarely piques my interest, and the fact it is getting me excited, is kind of a nice distraction to have. So I shell out the cash, spend the $60, spend an additional $150 on a 250gb xbox 360. This is it! the work of my labor has finally offered opportunity to spoil myself, with some some amazing and legendary as GTA V. Let me just say, that after acquiring this game and getting the excitement built up, I felt like a hard erect penis that couldn’t ejaculate. It was like the most disappointing anti-climax. The game was absolute shit. It became boring as fuck.

no stock market bullshit, just hack and slash fun

I stopped playing it after getting Trevor and doing a couple more missions, and just found myself less and less interested. So I pick up Diablo 3 and that game conquered the system and my time. Hell made me forget all about GTA V. I was having a lot more fun playing D3, and I never really played GTA V again. D3 though did leave me a little in the dark, I would rather be playing it on PC. In this time, my xbox gaming was left at a standstill, my interest was declining.

Fast Forward to May, and what is this free game with gold? Dark Souls? hrm never heard of it. Wasn’t too thrilled but I like the idea of an action rpg, so I give it a go. The game literally crushed me, it made its bitch. But like the good little whore that I am, I came back again and again, like a bruised and battered prostitute. Yes Dark Souls made me its bitch. The more I play the more competent I become, but then the game just literally wrecks you, but what is so beautiful about this game is that it keeps you lured in. It is absolutely one of the most rewarding and challenging games in this genre that I think I have ever played. The world is vast and beautifully laid out, and its all tied together, you find a key you open up a path that was previously non-enterable. Its difficulty takes me back to the days of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming, where they just mercilessly make you there bitch, and have no remorse. It brought back to me the true spirit of gaming, which I find to be lost in the current generation of games. If this is the future, I am actually kind of excited to see what is next in store.

this is your destiny

I have played Dark Souls religiously, ever since I got it free on live. I have put something like a 100 hours in, and I can say that a large chuck of the time, was repeated errors and just death after death. But holy shit, it has the ability to grip you in, and you absolutely don’t want to stop, you want to keep trying and trying. You feel more and more confident with each death, with each lesson learned. And then the spoils of your labor make it all worth it.

Highly challenging, highly addictive… this game gives me a huge boner, and for good reason.

Triptykon evoking charisma all the while being depressive as fuck

Artist: Triptykon
Album: Melana Chasmata
Label: Prowling Death, Century Media
Year: 2014
Wiki: Triptych

Something has to be said before I get into this, and that is, that I have no familiarity with Hellhammer and haven’t given much adherence to Celtic Frost. I can appreciate these bands for the footwork they accomplished in progressing the state of extreme metal music, it’s undeniable their contribution. With that being said, be it immaturity or ignorance, I never had much interest in their music.

Triptykon’s, 2014 – Melana Chasmata

Let’s fast forward to current time. The interest of Giger and Metal music brought me to the music of Triptykon, a conglomeration of the unorganized chaos (Hellhammer), the focused intricacy of organized instrumentation (Celtic Frost)… forces working to contradict the purpose are usually the associations of death metal. Melana Chasmata has rightfully been described with the obvious avant garde, depressive tone. The vocals are gruff, angry and decipherable, well enunciated, passages of something intrinsic and esoteric, this music will massage the listeners imagination, and what not a better visual than the work of h.r. giger, if there was ever perfect visuals to accompany music it would be the abstract and visceral imagery giger conjures.

This is one of the most rewarding discovery of the 2014 calendar. My maybe over enthusiasm, is a bit redundant and exaggerated, so I will be drawing this to a close. Without a doubt best album of 2014 thus far.

Abysmal Dawn “Programmed to Consume” (a semi-over exaggerated review)

Artist: Abysmal Dawn
Record: Programmed to Consume
Label: Relapse
Year: 2008
Wiki: accurately pointed here

One of the most rewarding benefits of metal is the discovery of a band that absolutely floors you into a frenzy of excitement as a result of their sound. This was exactly the emotion I felt after listening to Abysmal Dawn’s 2008 “Programmed to Consume”. A melodic and technical death metal album that delivers all departments of aural delight. Guitar solos with direction and melody that entertains the ears, leads and drumming all here as well. The vocals are never too difficult to understand, I appreciate when a death metal band actually makes an effort to actually enunciate the lyrics than just try to sound as deeply guttural and ignore the fact that the words they are attempting to belt out just sound like undecipherable burping. That is not to say I don’t enjoy a brutal death metal release, but it’s more of a novelty to me now a days.

I wish I could dig deeper into what exactly they are doing with their instruments that I enjoy so much, but I am very much musically inclined. All in all a great fucking album, and I highly recommend it.