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10
Sep

Happy Birthday to DoM!

Happy fucking birthday to us! We’re turning 2 today, and even though we haven’t written too much in the last couple of months, we’re still proud of this site and we’ll still get wasted on its birthday — even though we’d use any excuse to drink.

We’re glad we have a new layout to go with our celebration and we hope to get back to writing daily like we used to do back in the day.

Either way, thanks to all the people who kept visiting daily even though the updates were scarce, thanks to everyone who’s been sending us emails asking not to close the site, and also thanks to all the people who volunteered to write for us — and our apologies for not getting back to you.

We’ve been busy, but we haven’t forgotten about the site, so keep watching this space as we will be getting our shit together at some point. Maybe


10
Sep

Everyone posts trailers nowadays

Fear Factory just released the trailer for their upcoming music video for “The Industrialist.” They even went through the trouble of recreating that green MPAA rating thing at the beginning. Why are people releasing trailers for music videos? I just don’t get it.

Anyway, the video seams to be the typical, run-of-the-mill low budget lyrics internet video. Edited with stock After Effects elements and shot on a Canon dSLR. I think it’s great that technology has advanced so much that you can give a professional music video from MTV a run for its money with a $1000 camera and your own personal computer, but it’s also created this trend of cliche videos which look and sound the same because everyone is using the same Video Copilot products.

But yeah, this is a metal site, not a video editing site, so just enjoy the video and don’t mind me…


12
Aug

Marilyn Manson is so controversial!!!!!!!

Marilyn Manson, Madonna, Eminem, these are some names that used to be controversial back in the 90s (or earlier), but now they’re middle aged and don’t really ‘shock’ anymore, only embarrass themselves.

It’s a sad thing when these semi-havebeens (a word I just invented) still try hard to ‘shock’ the world with their oh so controversial crap, but all they do is make everyone point and laugh. It’s 2012, guys, let it go.

Case in point — Marilyn Manson. Yes, if we were in 1999, chances are some news station somewhere in America would talk about how controversial he is and how parents are gonna boycott his album. Unfortunately it’s not 1999, and people either don’t know who he is, don’t care, or both. So all the bad press he was complaining about to Michael Moore a decade ago is gone. Shouldn’t he be happy about it?

I guess not, cause this is what happened yesterday:

“I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson. He had “FUCK” scrawled in large letters across the bottom half of his face, with what appeared to be a grease pencil. As we each removed our boots in the security line, he kindly explained that it was not directed at me or anyone else in the airport, but rather at the paparazzi, so that they couldn’t sell any photos of him that they took. He was really apologetic about it, and covered his mouth around young children while apologizing to their parents for exposing their child to profanity.”

Read full thing here.

Well if he was apologetic about it, that makes it okay, right? Check out some photos for yourself: eins, zwei, drei

The plan worked though, because the plan was to make the headlines again and get some oh so shocking photos of himself out there. And it kinda happened, only no one cares. It’s not like he looks like a middle aged dude who passed out at a frat party or anything.

Then he tweeted about it, as you do…

Keep it classy, Brian.

Source: Blabbermouth


9
Aug

Keep up metallin’

Well… I don’t know whether this post is ever going to see the light of day, what with our on-and-off-and-on-again recent history, but what the heck, it’s worth a shot. It’s about nothing special, apart that it’s my birthday and I wonder what it’d be like if the world was again as it was when kings were real kings and heroes didn’t think they’d be 50-ish someday and they would need a retirement plan…

Anyway, keep up metallin’ those asses and cheerz. MORE BEER, FUCKERZ!


16
Jun

42 years of Metal: 42 albums that defined the genre

Despite being a relatively new genre, metal has not only become one of the fastest growing genres of music, it has also become the damn greatest form of music to ever be created. Everyone from the grandparents, to the middle-aged, to the spotty faced teenagers can relate to the music on some level. Why? Possibly because of the vast evolution of Metal over the years, spawning a wide and diverse array of subgenres. Whether you enjoy an evening of drinking goat’s blood, dressing up in your finest spandex and playing dungeons and dragons, skateboarding with the local hipsters, or engaging in a casual spot of church burning, you can be sure there’s something in metal for you.

With over 40 years of existence, Metal can be credited for creating some of the greatest albums in history. Let’s take a look at the albums that have defined the genre. Before you make the jump though, remember that there are hundreds and thousands of phenomenal albums, but only 42 were chosen. Some of your favorites will go without a mention, I’m sure, but no doubt all of us can agree on the importance of the following albums. So without further ado, make the jump my friends.


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