Metalcore is a word that, if uttered in close proximity to people who consider themselves ‘true’ metalheads, has much the same effect as tossing a bucket full of garlic source into a room full of vampires.
Ed takes a break from normality and enters the aggressive, angry world of Metalcore. Complete with a collection of tongue-in-cheek profanities, it's Ed's Music Corner! Click read more to see what he has to say about This Means War.
Released in 1997, the Foo’s second album was undoubtedly a great one; fully equipped with an actual band this time, Grohl and the gang (they totally should have actually called themselves that) were trying to find their niche in the world of rock, experimenting with many sounds throughout the album, ranging from catastrophically thrashy – banging heaviness to a lighter, tranquil sound and pretty much everything in between. Sometimes this attempt to constantly mash together light and heavy does feel muddled and leaves you with a fairly bumpy ride, but on the whole these songs are crafted with excellency and precision, occasionally displaying some clear Nirvana influence with their soft-verse-heavy-chorus structure.
Green Day have certainly come a long way from their punk rock origins back in 1990. While still fairly poppy, they were still recognised (at least in their early days) as a solid punk rock band. Through the years they may have mellowed and gained more pop punk influences but their tripled release of Uno, Dos and Tre marks the full conversion from hard, heavy rock to soft, catchy pop punk songs. However, is this such a bad thing? Yes. Yes, it is quite a bad thing. This album is swamped in an overwhelming "averageness" (sic) which stems from the fact that, for some reason, Green Day started to write songs that didn't draw from their own experience but instead focused on 'angsty' teenage love. Maybe because they’re actually all very successful 40 year olds who haven’t experienced this sort of thing in a while, it comes across as bland and just false, making for an overall disappointing album.
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People say that socks are lame Christmas or Birthday presents.
I actually disagree. Yes, there are better presents, but, and I can’t be the only person – my socks are literally covered in holes. Sometimes there’s more hole than actual sock, most pairs have huge gaps in the soles I could potentially fall out of and hurt myself. So yes, when I see a group of freshly unwrapped socks with no holes in them whatsoever, I feel pretty happy with it.
But there is one type of sock that I loathe as much as any one man can possibly loathe a sock.
This type of sock is the type of sock with the day on it.
I literally love horror films.
Or basically any film that has people dying in brutal disgusting ways, or getting hurt, or just something where you can say “Wow, he got pwned.”
Take Jeepers Creepers for example – it’s a great film full of shocks, gore, blood, and basically all the ingredients for an awesome horror film (although it didn’t actually scare me at all. I mean at all. I might not have a soul).
But you know what really annoys me?
So I was scrolling through the contents of the family iPod the other day (don’t ask) and, obviously, our family have music differences; my mother likes classical music that’s composed by someone who looks like a cross between a granny and Jesus; my father likes 80’s pop and has a strange obsession of walking into HMV and buying CD’s of some God awful band you’ve never heard of who then never release another album; my sister is a fan of shitty chav pop garbage, and I, of course like the only decent types of good music on this planet, rock, metal and punk.
So let us imagine for one second you are a time traveller and are looking for the optimum vehicle to go about you time travel duties in.
For the time this day comes, at FilmFlux we have helped you by narrowing your choices down to two stylish and efficient options: the Time and Relative Dimension in Space (TARDIS) or the 1981 DeLorean DMC-12 equipped with the wonderful invention, the Flux Capacitor, invented by a mad 50’s scientist slipping on the shitter and smashing his head on the basin causing him to have hallucinogenic visions on how to build a time travel device, leading one to think ‘What could possibly go wrong?’.
However, there are several pros and cons for each of these forms of transport.
Ed Cartoons and Shiz Set #3
Yes, Ed's Cartoons are back, and here are a couple fresh from the mind of our resident good-humoured idiot.
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Ed's Cartoons Set #2
Ed's annoying banana brings us more cartoons and shiz straight from the mind of a crazy pasty-faced pasty. The following content has passed our "strict" quality guidelines and henceforth will be displayed without the need to click on the Read More button!
Ed's Cartoons Set #1
Ed's banana brings us four of his infamously annoying cartoons: