Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Brief Review : Rippikoulu - Musta Seremonia

When I think of "Ball-Crushing Death Metal", Rippikoulu's Musta Seremonia is sure to cross my mind among others. Rippikoulu hails from Finland, Death Metal from where rarely fails, and like a lot of Finnish bands, Rippikoulu relies on the atmosphere rather than aggression, but it creates the atmosphere coupled with skull-crushingly heavy and muddy guitar tone. All songs are mainly slow, but speed up at times, with pounding double-bass and blast beats. The riffing varies from doomy single-chord riffs to tremolo riffs during faster sections, so even though it is not easy to differentiate between songs, monotony is avoided. The vocals are low and morbid which perfectly suit the sound of the band. Keys are used at times, but only to compliment the atmosphere, like in Pimeys Yllä Jumalan Maan and Musta Seremonia.
Overall, it is a highly recommended release for Death/Doom and Death Metal fans and for those who love exploring demos.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Randomness : Poser photography

Yes, like millions of other people on the planet, I equip myself with a Point and Shoot camera and try to be a photographer. I have a Sony Cybershot DSC W-130 which has absolutely no configurability. No control over shutter speed, exposure, nothing, yet I try to get the most out of it. I sometimes succeed, while other times, I do not get what I expect. Strangely most of my good shots are the ones that are monochrome. Here are some photos I liked, but in no way anything close to good

As I cannot afford a good camera, at the moment this is all I can do.

Monday, November 8, 2010

New Blog

Every blog/forum/commenting space has a mandatory "first" post, and is usually considered annoying. This is, on the other hand, just a small intro to my blog. At times, ideas come into my mind and I feel the need to post it somewhere so I'll be using this blog for that purpose. Reviews, opinions, ramblings and almost everything that comes to my mind.