One of the very rare exceptions to the rule 'everything that's popular is uncomplicated childish shit.'
Where Age of Empires even accomplishes to make an almost fully symetric RTS game unbalanced StarCraft is stil renowned for it's balance eventhough the playable races are highly asymetric. In starcraft it is possible to completely destroy your enemy with half the amound of manpower he has if you are more skilled in the game. StarCraft truly is one of the best if not the best RTS game ever made by my knowledge.
Joost: I play Age of Empires.
Me: I play StarCraft.
Joost: I bow before you, oh leader of anything. I will donate my precious girl Eline to you, teach how I can be a StarCraft player.
Me: Obscure ambient black metal and ambient noise own popular music.
Correctly spelled as 't.A.T.u.' since they had to change their name because another act also had that name.
The pricise type of music they make is rather unclassifiable to me, drawing influences from genres like industrial rock, ambient and russian trance, combining that with sometimes soothing other times chaotic epic high female vocals. Using a wide range of instrumentsamples while sometimes relying on simple verse/chorus/verse/chorus structures also sometimes using immensely complex hard to crasp chaotic and outbursting epic structures.
t.A.T.u.'s reputation is that of 'lesbians', although they recently said that was not true. The question remains wether or not it was a commercial invention or a way to make same sex couples more accepted. As well: t.A.T.u. also messaged to make other somewhat sexually controversial activities seen as normal such as masturbation.
All t.A.T.u.'s English work is 4/4 messured. Melodies may differ from some simple 2 messure leads to ambient leads that can be 32 messures changing chord every 2 messures and chaotic industrial trance leads from 8-16 messures. The emotions differ from epic drama to semipsychological. The atmospheres are kept at a rather light level. The vocals are soothing or epicly chaotic. Respectively taking turns in singing from the two lead vocallists or making excellent usage from the fact that there are two lead vocallists singing lines in rapid succession and starting to sing before the other stopped singing. Harmonic complexity is mediocre and the heaviness of the melodies could be seen as easily accessible.
Me: I listen to tatu(t.A.T.u.) yes. It's the the best music there is but for popmusic the standard is unusually high and the style is unclassifiable, in a sense, they are the avant-garde of pop music.
Someone who listens to Ambient Black Metal and Dark Noise: Shut up, you don't know anything about music.
the only type of music known to man which features more scantally clad females in clips than meaningfull words in the lyrics.
omg that song is high in the top3 so it must be good...
A sign that the brain is winning the battle with the mitre.
<Smart phyisicus with an average IQ of 130> It's really nice that gays have somewhat more rights than a 1000 years ago. You might think that's it's Immoral but the same thought was that of interracial marriages just 90 years ago. Also it's scientificly prooven that homosexuallity is a genetic proces and since gay's don't reproduce, gaymarriages will not lead to more gays. Also not granting gays the same right is both in contridiction with the Universal rights of man and the American constitution plus the declaration of independance.
<Concervative christian with the average IQ Below 100> Thy sinner! Burn in hell they will, God sayed onto me: "Man shallt not lie with man." Thus it is not I argumentate and think God can also be wrong.
Wow, what I read on this page about black metal is probably the biggest nonsense since what I've read here about trance music.
The difference between black and death metal is not the vocals, there is plenty of black metal that is even clean sung. Black metal is not about extreme metal, about blastbeats, in fact: a lot of well respected black metal bands avoid blastbeats all together. Black metal is not about satanism, that's just the popular poserblack. Sensible bands try to avoid satanism all together and utilze other themes 'winter' is an often used one.
Black metal is not about anti popmusic, or anti electronic music. True black metal is linked to electronic genres such as ambient, noise and industrial and encorporates elements from that.
So what defines black metal?
What sets black metal appart from death metal is effectively (for the record) what sets trance appart from techno & what sets ambient appart from lounge.
Namely: More monotone, more rooted in classical music theory, less rithmic, more atmospherical, more about the emotion, less about the grooves and melodies that function as a chordprogression.
Noteable black metal albums:
Arcuturs - Aspera Hiems Symfonia
Vinterriket - Der Letzte Winter
Ulver - Bergtatt
Darkspace - Dark Space I
The Kovenant - Nexus Polaris
Phrase invented by Amar van Leeuwaarde toe make fun of everyone who uses leet, by means of excessive exagguration.
<leet wanker> pmg, th4t n3w j4n w4yn3 r t3h ch00000000000000na9e!!!11oneone
<Amar van Leeuwaarde>Yeah, yeah: pmfgzidieishness...zorz ,,|,,
A relatively unknown noodle snack.
Boil it 5 minutes in hot water.