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cha…cha..changes

Ok so I went ahead and got a domain for the site, http://www.devoutcraziness.com, nothing of interest yet. But I do have plans to either a.) implement my blogger to the domain, or b.) go the wordpress route, but I am inexperienced in that, and so  I will have to study up and defeat any learning curves that I may encounter. It was actually pretty anti-climatic upon purchasing the domain and the minimal hosting package, considering I have been plotting and scheming to do this for a while now. But suffice to say, the financial obligation is out of the way, now its time to get to work and make a damn good web site. Of course content driven, and maybe a few surprises like maybe an internet radio show or something along those lines.

I also finally got around to updating the about page. A lot of images and content, worth checking out.

And I did just recently buy the additional content for Dark Souls, so a marathon is in order tonight. More chapters to come.

Fuck em’ all!

cha…cha..changes

Ok so I went ahead and got a domain for the site, http://www.devoutcraziness.com, nothing of interest yet. But I do have plans to either a.) implement my blogger to the domain, or b.) go the wordpress route, but I am inexperienced in that, and so  I will have to study up and defeat any learning curves that I may encounter. It was actually pretty anti-climatic upon purchasing the domain and the minimal hosting package, considering I have been plotting and scheming to do this for a while now. But suffice to say, the financial obligation is out of the way, now its time to get to work and make a damn good web site. Of course content driven, and maybe a few surprises like maybe an internet radio show or something along those lines.

I also finally got around to updating the about page. A lot of images and content, worth checking out.

And I did just recently buy the additional content for Dark Souls, so a marathon is in order tonight. More chapters to come.

Fuck em’ all!

[ART] Cthulhu difficulty and overall flaws

This image is going to be a little more difficult to tackle than my other projects, because of some obvious flaws in the picture, which I so aptly supplied text over said flawed areas. Firstly, the shadow from my phone is unusually large in this picture, I know that the same flaw was in my last picture, but it seemed minimal in comparison. And now for something that I actually could have controlled, but when all you use to draw is with pens, there is little room for making changes. I am going to try and work on eliminating the forehead area completely, because I am just not happy with how I ended up drawing that. The shadow is probably gonna stay. I like this picture because it was completely off the top of my head, I used absolutely no references or copied/traced anything. As with all of my artwork it is  completely original and all done with pen.

I want to make  clear from the start, that my knowledge of graphics and graphic software is very limited, I am learning as I go. So though it might be a waste of time to edit an already flawed picture, or low resolution stock that would be better off not using at all. I am doing all this for practice sake. With that being said here is the picture I hope to edit soon. If no work on saturday or sunday, I will start messing around with it.

[ART] Cthulhu difficulty and overall flaws

This image is going to be a little more difficult to tackle than my other projects, because of some obvious flaws in the picture, which I so aptly supplied text over said flawed areas. Firstly, the shadow from my phone is unusually large in this picture, I know that the same flaw was in my last picture, but it seemed minimal in comparison. And now for something that I actually could have controlled, but when all you use to draw is with pens, there is little room for making changes. I am going to try and work on eliminating the forehead area completely, because I am just not happy with how I ended up drawing that. The shadow is probably gonna stay. I like this picture because it was completely off the top of my head, I used absolutely no references or copied/traced anything. As with all of my artwork it is  completely original and all done with pen.

I want to make  clear from the start, that my knowledge of graphics and graphic software is very limited, I am learning as I go. So though it might be a waste of time to edit an already flawed picture, or low resolution stock that would be better off not using at all. I am doing all this for practice sake. With that being said here is the picture I hope to edit soon. If no work on saturday or sunday, I will start messing around with it.

Dead Congregation -“Promulgation Of The Fall”, a routine of tangents wrapped in a seminal review

Artist: Dead Congregation
Album: Promulgation Of The Fall
Label: Profound Lore (check them out!)
Year: 2014
Wiki: super cereal

There is a greek band I was recently introduced to just this year, and they put out some pretty amazing music. Where most of the current generation Death Metal bands are trying to oust each other is production and technicality, Dead  Congregation relies heavily on mood and atmosphere. I know I say that a lot, but it is really the only way I can describe the music. This is old school Death Metal back to life.

Slowly churning Death Metal that transitions speedily into a different direction without blinking. It can become rather boring to hear the same blasting on the drums, and the same riffs played in little variation for a minute or more, but man all is forgotten when the music takes a shift into atmospheric guitar sections, and melody. There is enough in each track to balance out the redundancy of filler – to transition into something of the doom variety.


To current generation of metal listeners they have been garnered to a certain sound, much to blame is the attention to technicality and progressiveness, which in theory there is absolutely nothing wrong with. But when you abandon the core of what death metal music stands for, you leave the listener unsatisfied. More balance in favor to evoking the mood of listener, than say entertaining the listener. If I said I liked death metal because of the music, I would be lying to myself and the rest of the world. I like death metal, because in its arrangements it accomplishes more to evoke a response from oneself, than other music fails to deliver, quite deliberately.

In the case of Dead Congregation I am thoroughly interested in their basic formula of playing, a derivative of your autopsy/incantation variety, and able to offer their own ingredients into the mix of death metal stew. This alongside Triptykon are the leading contenders for music of 2014, that I thoroughly enjoy.