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Travis Touchdown

Member Since 29 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2015 02:02 AM

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In Topic: 2nd Birthday gifts

25 August 2014 - 08:14 AM

Wow, I'm quite happy with the birthday blaster buffs, got something to keep in my HoM portal stone inventory space now that they made it an almost completely obsolete area with the wardrobe system. I'm glad they realised that giving the same mini for every character's birthday was a silly and boring idea, though to be honest, if they're refusing to use the GW1 birthday mini system solely as a means to distinguish the two games then they're shooting themselves in the foot, because it was great fun. Also, enough of the experience scrolls already!

In Topic: What Are You Currently Listening To, Part I

29 July 2014 - 05:16 PM

The Cat Empire- Prophets In The Sky

Hunab Ku- The Other I

Sleep Terror- Bruxist

In Topic: What Are You Currently Listening To, Part I

01 June 2014 - 05:46 PM

Younger Brother- Crumblenaut

The Algorithm- synthesiz3r

The One Hundred- Kingsmen

In Topic: What Are You Currently Listening To, Part I

14 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

Glad you enjoyed it Minion! Indeed, for the most part, ambient metal is somewhat of an oxymoron. Potentially this is more post-metal territory, specifically progressive post-metal maybe (in reference to the songs I posted)?. I feel the term ambient, when used in conjunction with metal, references more soundscapey metal. Potentially this "ambient" label has come into popular usage due to the fact that metal in and of itself is conventionally quite hard-hitting; anything else with heavy, metal-esque guitars that are less abrasive tends to generally be referred to as "ambient metal". Chimp Spanner I feel fits the ambient metal label moreso than the other songs I posted, though only due to his use of ethereal background synths (though admittedly these could fall under the post-metal label as well).

Generally I find it difficult to pinpoint the difference between ambient metal and post-metal. However, though inherently similar, I feel there is a subtle distinction maybe? In the end I feel it's such a trivial difference, if any, that they may as well fall under the same genre. I don't feel bad for describing it as post-metal, not at all, to be honest it took me a while to understand what the genre prefix "post-" meant with regard to music (I understood once I looked more into post-rock), the term ambient has just stuck in my vocabulary when referencing this type of metal :P

PS. Sorry for rambling, I've had a few drinks...

Now for something completely different, my instant get-pumped song:

In Topic: What Are You Currently Listening To, Part I

14 April 2014 - 02:59 PM

Ambient metal? Here's some of my favourites: