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Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by Tranquillian, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. pro4lpha

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    Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
    AC/DC - The Razor's Edge
    Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
    Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
    In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
    Firewind - The Premonition
    Strapping Young Lad - Strapping Young Lad
    Meshuggah - obzen
     
  2. DisplayofCharacter

    DisplayofCharacter Are You Scared Enough?

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    IDK if this counts but:

    Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV (regular package)

    I've had the FLAC download (legal) for a while, finally received the hard copy a couple of days ago.

    also I was gifted the deluxe version of Ghost Reveries by Opeth, including a fairly good DVD. I am very much looking forward to Watershed.

    Likely to purchase soon:

    Watershed - Opeth
    Chaos Born - Catamenia
    Unblessing the Purity - Bloodbath, if I can get my hands on it (Fuck you Peaceville, and your expensive EPs [thinking of Porcupine Tree's Nil Recurring])
     
  3. Sunjammer

    Sunjammer Eternal Sorrow Inside

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    Theatre of Tragedy - Storm (digipack)
    Deathstars - Termination Bliss Extended

    Will get In Flames' "A Sense of Purpose" quite soon. Probably some other albums as well...

    Edit: Recently got the brand-spankin' new Lineage II Collector's Edition box and the NWN2 expansion "Mask of the Betrayer".
     
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    plintus Señor Member

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    In Flames - A Sense of Purpose CD
    In Flames - A Sense of Purpose CD/DVD Digipack
    In Flames - The MIrror's Truth [Korea]
    In Flames - A Sense of Purpose Labyrinth (3 boxes)

    And, of course

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    The best packaging print I've ever seen for a record (actually, Ughi prints some of his photos on that, but it's the first CD which comes with such).

    Plus:

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  5. DisplayofCharacter

    DisplayofCharacter Are You Scared Enough?

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    Enjoy your diminished framerates and crashes ("fixed with filters"). Though anticipating this game I was, many bugs indeed. Off-putting to say the least - I would have figured the PS3 version to be visually superior. And though they may look very similar, I still would think the higher actual resolution should belong to the PS3. Weird.

    EDIT: Forgot this.
     
  6. plintus

    plintus Señor Member

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    I actually don't quite care.

    Yes, graphics are a tad edgy, but bugs?

    I heard 360's version had framerate drops, which I didn't experience yet on PS3, even in overloaded environments.

    I'm satisfied.
     
  7. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    I found it... um... it drags on. I tried listening to it 2-3 times during a pair of 6 hour drives. It's a pretty uneven album; lack of song distinction is a huge problem. On top of that, controversial album covers are not that great a selling point... Deicide made a living off them... Meshuggah is too good a band to make a gimmick out of that. But maybe Obzen needed the help, I dunno.
     
  8. DisplayofCharacter

    DisplayofCharacter Are You Scared Enough?

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    A graphics whore like you not caring? I'm surprised. Also, it seems you're lucky. Read this article.

    I disagree. With the occasional hiccup, I found the songs quite differentiated and pretty well balanced. There are songs I like and dislike on both halves of the album. Combustion and of course Bleed are awesome, Electric Red is not so hot. I do really like Lethargica, Obzen I started out liking then it got a little less so for me. I do agree it hangs around This Spiteful Snake and Pineal Gland Optics, but Pravus and Dancers to a Discordant System kick ass. Pretty even except that two song goof up. I think its deserving of an 80-85, not the 76% it has now. But hey, that's only my opinion. The album art is far from controversial or gimmicky - it hardly matters. It sets a motif, but what's so disturbing about it? That's the first mention I've ever heard of anyone caring about it. Blood? A bald guy? Who cares?
     
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  10. plintus

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    Hm, I'm not really a "graphics whore" - I don't care for Crysis, at least :D

    But those hangups - never had one, BUT demo of Devil May Cry 4 freezed my system every time :) So I didn't get the game - fuck it.
     
  11. DisplayofCharacter

    DisplayofCharacter Are You Scared Enough?

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    Crysis, well, it eats computers. Any the game itself isn't even that good (IMO) - just a re-tooled Far Cry. It does look gorgeous though.

    Good, glad to hear you didn't get hung up. Its a shame because the game is so good, and usually Porn- I mean Rock - star is good about quality control (except for Bully). Haven't heard too much about Devil May Cry though, sounds a bit shady. Perhaps Dante doesn't like you? (Oh wait, he isn't in the game anyway :rolleyes: :p)
     
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    DMC4 demo was the only game ever to cause my PS3 any trouble so far :)

    Bought this for $20.50:

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    In Flames vinyls prices are off the fucking chain: closing on $100 each for LS, ST, Clayman picture disc and Whoracle (last 2 - not yet, but the auctions are far from over).
     
  13. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    I don't care about the album cover at all. It comes with a big, fat sticker that says BANNED ALBUM COVER ART INSIDE!!! on the front. It's covered up just like Once Upon The Cross and Serpents of the Light were back in the day. On the stand at Best Buy that was plastered on the stand the CDs were laying on. So someone did care, and the distributer did use it as a selling point. :)

    Still not convinced it's a very good album.
     
  14. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    Jimi Hendrix - rainbow bridge

    This is the most comprehensive edition(officially released)
    combining the concert introduction plus additional songs played
    but not included on previous releases
    Pricey 2 CD set as there are only 1000 numbered copies mine is #780
     
  15. DisplayofCharacter

    DisplayofCharacter Are You Scared Enough?

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    I bought my copy online. It had no stickers of any sort on the shrink wrap. Sounds like a Best Buy invention, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was done in censorship or to sell records. Either way, its dumb. Its not like old Cannibal Corpse albums or silly gore- or grind-core bands that have controversial cover art just for fuck's sake.

    As far as the quality of the music goes, to each his own. Meshuggah, like Opeth, seems to be pretty divisive (at least in my experience). In that regard, your opinion doesn't surprise or offend me. Hell, I don't think it will be album of the year at all. I just think it deserved more credit than what it got.
     
  16. Naglfar

    Naglfar As Naglfar devours us all

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    yeah, didn't mean to imply you were arguing it was a great album. i made this point somewhere else about Opeth, that the expectations for them are high and if they release something that others feel isn't that good, it's panned regardless of quality. i can see someone liking Obzen, just maybe expected more from meshuggah was all. they are divisive... but you won't find me panning or frothing over both. =)

    i went to buy AngL yesterday and my favorite CD store here gave up on selling CDs because of the internet and it's an equipment store now. i'm going to cry... damn you, progress...
     
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    I guess posting vinyl stuff in here is cheating but.. meh..

    EP:
    Iron Maiden - Bring your Daughter... to the Slaughter
    Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind the Mask)

    Celtic Frost/Tankard - Split
    Sabbat/Vendetta - Split
    Some promo stuff that came free with some metal magazine back in the day.. I thought it could be cool to have though


    LP:
    Meshuggah - Contradictions Collapse
    Iron Maiden - Seventh son of a Seventh Son
    Iron Maiden - Live After Death
    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
    Iron Maiden - No Prayer for the Dying
    Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Only the disc and the innersleeve though)
    Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
    Sepultura - Arise
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Eclipse
    Manowar - Fighting the World
    The Sisters of Mercy - Temple of Love (1992)
    Metallica - Garage Days Re-Revisited
    Slayer - Decade of Aggression
    Tiamat - The Astral Sleep (This turned out to be just the sleeve though.. was really looking forward to hearing it.. ah well.. things like these happen when you buy 30 or so albums at the same time )
    Deathrow - Deception Ignored
    Dire Straits - s/t
    Acid Reign - The Fear


    Some Maiden Maxi-Singels:
    I-X From the First ten Years box set
    Running Free (live)
    Infinite Dreams
    Run to the Hills (live)
    The Evil that Men Do
    Holy Smoke
    Bring your Daughter... to the Slaughter


    I have a lot of doubles now, especially in the Maiden catalog.. but I bought a lot of those albums for a good package price.. so I can live with that :)

    Last CD I bought was probably:
    Kongh - Counting Heartbeats

    Recommended to fans of Neurosis/Isis/Cult of Luna...
     
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    Sunjammer Eternal Sorrow Inside

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    Got these last week:

    • Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
    • Pain - Songs of Extinction
    • In Flames - The Mirror's Truth EP
    • In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
    • In Flames - The Jester Race / Black Ash Inheritance
    • Tarja - My Winter Storm

    Lots of happy, me is. :headbang:
     
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    Just picked up Haven and Damage Done yesterday; was originally only gonna pick up Damage Done, but snagged Haven for only $8. :)
     
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    La Rocque I am that I am

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    Opeth - watershed
    Disturbed - indestructible
    Kid Rock - rock n roll jesus
     

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