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Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering
Surpassing the Boundaries of Human Suffering

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent debut in the Deathcore scene, May 21, 2010
Ingested show more leanings to the Death side of things then the core side of things. This is a sonic assault that never relents until the album is over and you peel yourself off the floor and try to figure out what the heck just hit you. With a three vocalist assault, chunky, plodding, but decipherable technical riffs, and a beastly double bass assault (though I admit that I think they made the triggers way to prominent in the mixing) Ingest have delivered nothing ground breaking but a very strong effort, and show alot of potential for growth. A bit repetitive in places but still an overall enjoyable piece of vomited bowels for you to headbang to while you are killing a midget stripper and stuffing her under the crawlspace of your house. If you are a fan of Cannibal Corpse, White Chapel, As You Drown, and Suicide Silence then pick up a copy of Ingested - Surpassing The Boundaries of Human Suffering.

DVD ~ Aaron Taylor-Johnson
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Fun I've had in a while!, April 26, 2010
This review is from: Kick-Ass (DVD)
The movie lives up to it's name. Kick-Ass is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek parody of super heros and comics. It starts out with the main character (Kick-Ass) narrating. The audience sees a costumed hero leap from a tall building and...splat...lands on a taxi. The kid is a geek whose only super power seems to be that he is virtually invisible to the opposite sex. He gets it in his head that he should try to be a super hero. His disguise? A green wet suit. His first outing is not very successful, having been stabbed and then hit by a car. On the plus side he has metal reinfocements throughout his skeleton and deadened nerve ending. Meanwhile Big Daddy and Hit-Girl are disrupting a drug lord's operations (and humorous Batman jokes are plentiful). When the three meet, Hit-Girl shows that she more than lives up to her name, having been well tarined by her "Big Daddy." The movie has a simple, yet effective plot, delivers the action, the gun fights, the topical super hero references, a foul mouthed little girl, a dad who is out for revenge, and a comic nerd who eventually gets the girl of his dreams by the end of the film. It is highly recommended for an afternoon of pure escape and fun. It is a movie you can watch again and again, rooting for the heros, and watching the bad guys get what is coming to them. This is a must see! For fans of Kill Bill, Spider-Man,and Sin City.

The New Essential Guide to Alien Species (Star Wars)
The New Essential Guide to Alien Species (Star Wars)
by Ann Margaret Lewis
Edition: Paperback
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete, December 19, 2006
Now while I did enjoy the new info, pics, and the fact that it has finally been released, it is still lacking. Some species should have been depicted and further explored such as the Muun, Gen'Dai, Sith (species), Vagaari, and the like. It was lacking.

Path of Destruction: A Novel of the Old Republic (Star Wars: Darth Bane)
Path of Destruction: A Novel of the Old Republic (Star Wars: Darth Bane)
by Drew Karpyshyn
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Darth Bane the Sith'ari, December 19, 2006
This is one of the most interesting reads I've had the honor to read. I am a fan of the Sith and I find them and their philosophy intriguing.

The novel deals primarily with Darth Bane and for the first time recounts his early life prior to his ascension to the Sith. The story begins in the cortosis mines of Apatros, which he is forced to leave after he kills a crew member of a visiting Republic ship in a fight over sabacc. Smuggled off-world by a Neimoidian named Groshik, Bane's only real friend on the planet, he enlists in the Sith army to escape the Republic. Joining a unit named the Gloom Walkers he distinguishes himself in the Assault on Kashyyyk and the subsequent Battle of Hsskhor on neighboring Trandosha.

During the Battle of Phaseera, Bane removes his commanding officer over a disagreement about orders and leads the unit to battle and victory over the Republic forces opposing them. Although he is arrested upon his return he is not executed as he believes he will be. Instead, Lord Kopecz has realized his Force potential and transfers him to the Sith Academy on Korriban.

Taking the name Bane upon his arrival he goes on to learn the ancient ways of the Sith, studying under such master's as Qordis and Kas'im, as well as others like Orilltha, Shenayag, Hezzoran, and Borthis. He also studies the temple archives and quickly begins to surpass the other students despite his late entry to the Academy.

He kills a fellow student in a duel with Force and then comes to the realization that he also killed his father as well. He felt guilty and with that guilt he began to weakne in the force. In a desperate bid he challenges Sirak, probably the most powerful student at the Academy at that time and is beaten within an inch of his life. After this Qordis decrees that he shall receive no further training from any of the Masters.

Githany, the Jedi traitor, arrives at the Academy shortly after Kaan's near victory over the Army of Light on Ruusan. Seeing Bane as someone she could use to remove Sirak, her only real rival at the Academy, she begins to secretly tutor him in the ways of the Force. At the same time Bane approaches Kas'im for secret instruction in lightsaber combat, neither teacher is aware of the other and Bane hopes to keep it that way for as long as possible.

Bane begins to regain much of his lost power and confidence, once again he revists the Temple archives and takes up the studies he foolishly abandoned before. As his training progresses he begins to believe that the Brotherhood of Darkness and the Sith as a whole have turned their back on their ancient ways. Bane realizes that the true potential of the dark side is beyond not only him, but every other Sith Lord. When Bane defeats Sirak he once again enters favor with the Master's, but departs angrily when Qordis orders him to stop visiting the archives. Bane leaves for the Valley of the Sith Lords hoping to find some remnant of those Sith who have passed beyond.

He journeys to the long lost homeworld of the Rakata to the Temple of the Ancients and discovered the holocron of Darth Revan. Darth Revan was once a powerful Sith Lord who waged war and nearly defeated the Jedi and the Republic. On the verge of victory he was betrayed by his apprentice Darth Malak. He survived but he returned to the light and defeated Malak.

Thousands of years later, Darth Bane would arrive at the Temple to seek its secrets. In the lowest sublevel, he finally found Darth Revan's Holocron. Bane studied from it extensively until it lost power and died. Inside the Temple, he was confronted by the Sith Lord Kas'im. Bane and Kas'im engaged in a protracted duel that eventually moved to the steps of the Temple. Bane was then able to kill Kas'im by striking him with a powerful wave of Force energy that brought down the Temple entranceway around him. Bane then departed, and the further history of the Temple is unknown.

Taking all he learns from Revan, Bane crafts the Rule of Two, seeing it as the only way the Sith can ensure that only the strongest of their order survive. After he defeats and kills Kas'im, who he briefly feels may be the apprentice he will need to pass on his knowledge, Bane leaves for Ruusan, but not before sending Lord Kaan the incantation for the thought bomb. Once on Ruusan, Bane oversees the destruction of the Sith and his ascension as the last true Sith Lord. The novel ends with Bane finding Zannah and considering that she may be the apprentice he needs to pass on his knowledge. Through the rule of two the Sith finally gained victory in the form of Darth Sidious, the most powerful Sith Lord in history, who, with the help of Darth Maul, Darth Tyranus, and his greatest apprentice Darth Vader, overthrew the republic and destroyed the Jedi. This is where it begins. This is a must read.
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Vulgar Display of Power
Vulgar Display of Power
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power, April 22, 2006
This review is from: Vulgar Display of Power (Audio CD)
This is an incredible album. When I bought it, it didnt leave my player for a month strait and it was on constant repeat. This is how amazing Pantera is. There are no fillers! The riffs are amazing! Not only technical but they're catchy and have a groove. This is a possibly the best Thrash band in existence. DD rest in peace man, you are missed.

Organic Hallucinosis
Organic Hallucinosis
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect musicianship, April 5, 2006
This review is from: Organic Hallucinosis (Audio CD)
When I popped this baby in I was assaulted audioly with pummling riffs, technical drumming, and...the vocals..? The new vocalist sounds a little new Napalm Deathish. Sauron to me was better, but this does give the album a different feel. I am still floored as to how long this stayed in my car player before i finally took it in. I swear I think I listened to it 150 times IN A ROW! Seeing as these guys are one of my all time favorite bands, how could I not suggest getting them? If you don't know them by now, better get to it, because these guys are the next Cryptopsy, Atheist, and Suffocation. Looking forward to more albums from these guys in the near future. KEEP IT BRUTAL AND STAY METAL!

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good. 4.5 stars, January 5, 2006
This film is almost exactly like the book. While the acting is a little "fake," I know that they will get better over time. My only complaint really is that the movie seemed rushed. Like the actors sometimes seemed to do their lines very fast. I'm not sure what it was, but something about the movie didn't sit right with me. I guess I was spoiled by the radio drama by Focus on the Family, which every Narnia fan should hear. While not as good as I was hoping, there are many pluses. The battle scenes are spectacular, and the resurrection scene, while semmingly rushed, is done very well. The opening is truly original and gives a good foundation for two of the four main characters. The humor in the film, even the added dialogue to add more humor, is great. Take the kids and go out and see classical story telling.

Piece of Time
Piece of Time
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Piece of HISTORY, November 5, 2005
This review is from: Piece of Time (Audio CD)
Exciting to see the re-issue of the ATHEIST legacy. This CD is possibly the foundation of technical death metal, and one of Suffocation's influences.This is the classic debut album. Easily earning the 5 star rating it receives. Technical to the max. When this CD was recorded the band wanted the perfection and technical executions of RUSH, the aggression of Slayer, and the diverse musical arrangements of Mercyful Fate. They wanted to make "thinking man's metal." They succeeded. Pick up this legendary piece of metal history, it is well worth your time and money.

Once Was Not
Once Was Not
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow! This was worth the wait! BEST OF 2005!!!!, October 26, 2005
This review is from: Once Was Not (Audio CD)
From start to finish I was completely blown away. I'm still not quite sure where to start. This CD may well be better than Whisper Supremecy and None So Vile! The drums are loud and upfront, with unbelievable speed and complexity. The guitars are unbelievable! This album is absolutely crushing. My jaw was on the floor the entire 25 X I played the CD in one day! Yes I actually counted. As we all know this album brings back the mighty Lord Worm to his rightful place as lead vocalist. This concept album is not another CD full of singles, this is a CD that you must listen to the whole way through, and even then you may not grasp this album! This is so good. Highlights on this CD is everything! This CD is as close to perfection as a band can come. They got heavier, more technical, and more insane. This is easily the best release of 2005. Buy this NOW!!!!!

Ld 50
Ld 50
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Those who call Mudvayne lame, are ignorant, October 17, 2005
This review is from: Ld 50 (Audio CD)
I think The Wickerman hit it right on the ball, so you should probably read his reviews. Anyway, this is a nu-metal album that actually requires talent to play. Showcasing Ryan Martinie's jazzy bass playing and the unique drumming style of Matthew McDonough, creating unique, unorthodox rhythms which help makes up Mudvayne's music. The guitar playing of Greg Tribbett is very layered and unorthodox with it's odd-meter timings that compliment the rhythm section and add life to Chad Gray's vocal abilities. Highlights of this album is every single track. two very unique tracks is an angry rant from the track Dig about his self identity and not changing it for anyone, and Nothing to Gein, which is based on the serial killer Ed Gein. Overall this CD is perfect. I can't think of a reason not to get it, unless you're a scenester who listens to only brutal deathmetal/grind bands who rip of Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Napalm Death, and Dying Fetus, so all I have to say is good luck posers. I hope you have fun trying to be acceptable to you fellow scenesters and score points in your scene by bad mouthing a very talented band, that you probably haven't even given a listen to. Highly recommended.

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