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I was actually checking out their stuff on Youtube last night. I watched them opening for The Killers.
That drummer seriously kicks ass. They're really good
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
True. It is often times challenging for me to keep a straight face with my own children when they want to play music, or do a theatrical skit, or show me some art work, that is well, um, needing of improvement.
Go for things like "where did you learn how to do that?" and "you must have practised a lot -- I'm told it gets easier, the more you do it", rather than saying it's "pretty good", or similar.
The danger with artistic stuff is that if you tell someone that their inexperienced attempts are pretty good, what they take away is "IT'S PERFECT!!! NO-ONE IS AS TALENTED AS YOU ARE!!!!", and that really doesn't do them any favours.
Make it a discussion, not an insincere compliment.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
The Warning don't claim to be metal. I'd describe them more as rock/hard rock. Their second album, Queen of the Murder Scene, is heavier than the TEDx stuff and heavier than their first, XXI Century Blood, but it's still not metal. But it is good. All depends what you're looking for. I like rock in general from soft through prog to conventional heavy metal. it just has to be good!
My taste is varied: from Blue Oyster Cult to Metallica, passing through Ministry, System of a Down, Judas Priest, Alice in Chains, Type O Negative, Tears for Fears and Modern Talking.
I find them a bit plain, like late '90s rock, which I usually don't like. They also (always to my ear) lack melody without compensating with anything: System of a Down, Nirvana and Sex Pistols lack melody but they have effing RAGE in its place, for example.
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