13:20 - Zaphod Also the reason I wanted to wait with getting all the awesome items in Skyrim until I had the right level so they would be the most powerful. But then I just ended up getting bored of the game before I ever got there.
13:18 - Zaphod Yeah, that's one of the things that made Morrowind a thousand times better than Skyrim.
13:02 - !J.O.O.E.! I loved Morrowing primarily for the fact you know you could hunt down legendary items from the off, and you could also walk into an area of enemies way beyond your level. Made exploration feel more real and worth it than Skyrim.
12:59 - !J.O.O.E.! I really hope they drop the whole enemies / equipment levelling with you like in Skyrim. Got sick of finding a high level piece of armour near the start to have it become totally useless and bettered by generic equipment later on.
12:55 - Zaphod Hadn't thought of the music. That'll likely be a problem. Not sure how I feel about the interface and leveling system of Skyrim in Morrowind...
Passion. I suppose that's what it's all about with these one man black metal bands: pure, unadulterated, single-minded passion. Something about the isolation from the main networks of black metal and the larger society as a whole impacts the artistic vision and strength of these bands in simply magnificent ways. It's been 6 years since Elysian Blaze main man Mutatiis has dropped an album, but right away with his 2012 offering, he shows us he hasn't merely been twiddling his thumbs all that time. The result of the past decade's creative dedication has spawned Blood Geometry, an over two hour, double disc magnum opus of all the trademarks Mutatiis has become known for that also, indeed, takes such techniques to new heights.
Haha, I couldn't even get through this. It's not bad at all -- in fact, it's pretty damn alright -- but in this amount of time I can listen to Rain Upon The Impure and Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite back to back and get like 5,000,000X more awesomeness out of them. This thing would be a lot better if the segments were just cut in half. It's not a mess, but it's bloated as fuck.
While I was initially a bit skeptical about Blood Geometry due to its overwhelmingly long duration, that skepticism quickly ceased to be when I listened to the whole album in one go in the middle of the night with nothing but the darkness surrounding me. That setting enabled me to fully lose myself in the atmosphere as well as focus on all the details and shifts that have gone into creating this work of art.
The album contains enough variation as to never get tedious which I was really impressed by. The overall ambience and beautiful keyboard sections in addtion to the occasional outbursts of blastbeats was more than enough to keep my interest up amidst the all the bleakness and despair.
This is without a doubt one of the best albums of last year and as a matter of fact I have the Metal Storm Awards to thank for this discovery which would most likely have otherwise remained unnoticed to me.
This might be the most massive album I've ever heard. What an album. Pretty much the definition of black/funeral doom metal. Lots of both of these genres to be heard, which obviously is a great combination.