Highly anticipated upcoming FPS game being made by Bungie Studios
for the Xbox 360
console. It is a prequel to Halo: Combat Evolved
and will be the last Halo
game made by Bungie, who will afterwards move on to making another game of a new IP universe (or possibly a Marathon
game). There will be a public beta starting May 3rd that anyone with a copy of Halo 3: ODST
"Dude, have you pre-ordered Halo: Reach?"
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An electronic genre originating with influential group Throbbing Gristle
in 1970's, on their own "Industrial Records".
The genre was created and defined by TG based off a phrase coined by Monte Cazazza, "Industrial Music for Industrial People". Consisting of abrasive lyrics, dissonant and relatively abstract distorted melodies, drum machines/samplers and gratuitous use of delay and other effects, Industrial music often draws upon transgressive and shocking themes while adhering with absolutely no fucking established musical conventions In other words, it is music theory
's worst nightmare.
Although first wave Industrial artists are generally considered by Industrial historians to be the only "true" Industrial bands (and even that is sometimes reduced to just TG), the genre gave birth to dozens of genre that generally fall under the umbrella term of "Post-Industrial". This includes the Electro-Industrial genre, comprised of bands such as Skinny Puppy
and Front Line Assembly
, the EBM genre (Nitzer Ebb
, early Ministry
, Front 242
, etc.) and the Industrial Metal/Industrial rock genres (later Ministry, Pigface
, etc.) just to name a few (the commercially lauded and probably most known post-industrial band, Nine Inch Nails
, dabbled in a handful of these genres, but mostly stuck with an Industrial Rock sound in later years).
Industrial-influenced artists pass on a legacy of being agressive, loud and creative, as well as hold some of the most brutal live shows you could ever attend (seriously, if you were in the pit of a show during the VIVIsectVI tour there's a fairly good chance you were either trampled or had ringing in your ears for weeks to come). If you've never listened to Industrial music at all, I suggest you grow a pair
and listen to as much as you can.
Except for Ministry's recent album "Relapse" that shit is total fucking garbage
and Al is a pathetic shadow of his former self.
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Post-industrial band founded in the 80's consisting of writer/vocalist/mandolin/saxophone/guitar/tamborine/synth/drum machine/sampler/laptop/tuba/accordion/xylophone/white noise and vuvuzela player Trent Reznor and through most of its live lifespan guitarist Robin Finck. Other notable personnel include Alessandro Cortini, Aaron North, Danny Lohner aka Renholdër, Atticus Ross, Ilan Rubin, Josh Freese, Chris Vrenna, Flood, Dave Grohl, Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez, Charlie Clouser, Richard Patrick, Jerome Dillon, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and others.
Genre is Industrial Rock and Industrial Metal. Very layered pseudo-EBM/Rock hybrid most of the time throughout the peak of its popularity, more of an alternative rock feel since With Teeth, excluding Year Zero, which was mostly glitch and Ghosts I-IV, which is broadly ambient. NIN is profanity and angst ridden almost all the time, so much so that it has been known for its angst (which can be either a good thing or a bad thing depending on your tastes). Started out with a (particularly dark) synthpop album much like Ministry, one of Trent's big influences along with Skinny Puppy, Gary Numan, Soft Cell, Throbbing Gristle, David Bowie and Pink Floyd to name a handful.
Pretty good. Nice amount of varied sound throughout the whole discography and one of the more abrasive sounding artists in modern rock music.
Critically and commercially, NIN's greatest album is usually considered to be The Downward Spiral, although fans tend to be totally split, with preferences mainly towards either TDS, The Fragile, Year Zero and Pretty Hate Machine.
Nine Inch Nails is that "fuck you like an animal band", that "hand that feeds" band and that "I hurt myself today" band. If you are referring to them as such learn the fucking song names.
It should be noted that NIN is not Industrial music, as it is commonly incorrectly referred to. Again, it is INDUSTRIAL ROCK. Different genre that sounds totally different. Save yourself from looking like a fool and make the distinction, because saying "Industrial" to describe any Post-Industrial artist is you being like one of those dumbshits who calls any electronic music "techno"...and you don't want to be one of them.
Since there seems to be no fucking decent definition of Ministry that is clear and unbiased in just its description (seriously guys
?) I'm going to add one.
Ministry was an influential post-industrial
band, formed in 1981 as a synthpop group, releasing a record titled "With Sympathy" that was received mostly well. In the mid 80's, the group transitioned. Synthpop
. They released an album called "Twitch", which again was well received. Then came their most experimental and lauded work: "The Land of Rape and Honey", which paved the way for Ministry to be a prolific post-industrial band. Before recording this, Al Jourgensen
dropped his faux British accent. The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste is often considered to be a fantastic example of an Industrial Metal style Ministry. However, this was short lived: in the early 90's after a falling out with some kid named Trent Reznor
(who I'm only bringing up because you guys can't seem not to) who Al had befriended and worked with, Ministry released an album that begun to alienate the audience, called "Psalm 69". Its style was different, bearing a Thrash Metal tinge with Industrial Metal framework. It was in this same year, 1992, that Nine Inch Nails' "Broken" released. Regardless of your feelings about either work, they were not only the records to bring Industrial Metal/Rock into the spotlight, but they opened doors, and a lot of you fuckers probably wouldn't know about any of this music before this point.
People have their opinions, but commercially and critically the consensus is that said kid bested Al at his own game, eventually dethroning Al for a short time as the poster boy for Industrial Metal
/Rock, until Trent and his band moved in a different direction.
At the same time, Ministry did as well. The record "Filth Pig" effectively split the fanbase in half, and it was at this point that the Ministry that established all its greatness was gone. From that point on, any elements related to Industrial music were expunged from the records Ministry released, and they became largely a Thrash Metal
band - though would release older, previously unreleased material from the golden ages from time to time.
Explaining Ministry is one thing, sharing an opinion is another. I'm going to acknowledge mine as subjective: the work out out for a long time has been horrible. "Relapse" is probably the worst since the turn of the century and the remaking of older songs is cringe inducing. People may not feel the same way but it is generally regarded, even if someone considers post-80's Ministry to be good, that the band's quality of music had dropped drastically. Brilliant stuff was made in the 80's, though. It's such a significant body of work to so many modern groups of post-industrial music, and even if old uncle Al's gone crazy, a permanent mark of that will not soon be forgotten.
Ministry in the 80's - their greatest hits.
Ministry in the 00's - their greatest shits.
White, annoying pieces of shit from somewhere around Orange County, or Las Vegas, or Phoenix who always wear tank tops/wifebeaters, exclusively drink Monster energy drinks, advertise Monster on their shitty hats and shirts, drive shitty trucks, listen to bullshit like Hollywood Undead and Skrillex, call themselves a "bro" all the time and somehow are not really "fat", yet their width is longer than their height. They stand around 5'3" on average and think that the Xbox 360 is the only gaming console in existence and that the Gears of War series is "beast". Relatively simple concepts like philosophy, as well as post-7th grader vocabulary such as "relatively" go right over their empty fuckin' heads.
"Bro, dude, bro! You know I'm a bro, right? Fuck man, last night I went to Hollywood Undead, PARTIED, and drank six Monsters! It was BEAST! WOOP WOOP! Fuck fucking shit!"