05:26 - afu Although the film is only 'OK' and the book is really good, "John Dies At The End" is a horror comedy with some amusing gags. If you like to read, the second book, "This Book Is Full Of Spiders", is awesome.
23:56 - Redn1ght Talking about comedic movies, know any other-genre movies with genre-savvy main character like in Zombieland? (Even better if the tone is a bit sarcastic/snarky.
23:12 - !J.O.O.E.! The dog's dialogue was the star for me. Chuckled quite a lot at him.
23:09 - Apothecary I watched that 2 or 3 years ago, back when it was on Netflix. It's a good one. Interesting futuristic concept + humorous undertone. Good film
22:46 - !J.O.O.E.! Finally got round to watching A Boy And His Dog, which has been sitting on my hard drive for about 4 years. Quite the weird film to say the least, but quite amusing too.
21:40 - Redn1ght There's a difference between how Japanese and Koreans speak, Koreans are more toned down in a sort of mumble way. Japanese however are more clear with their sentence structuring and it usually carries over without experience.
01. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier 02. El Dorado 03. Mother Of Mercy 04. Coming Home 05. The Alchemist 06. Isle Of Avalon 07. Starblind 08. The Talisman 09. The Man Who Would Be King 10. When The Wild Wind Blows
Additional info Produced by Kevin Shirley.
Co-produced by Steve Harris.
Mixed by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley.
Recorded at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas.
Engineer: Jared Kvitka.
Studio Technician: Terry Manning.
Additional recording and mix at The Cave, Malibu, CA.
Studio Technician: Brent Spear.
Assistant: James McCullagh.
SSL Duality Technician: Philip Scholes.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME.
Art Direction & Design by Peacock (Stuart Crouch, Andrew Yap, Anthony Dry, Rob Wallis).
Cover Illustration, working drawings and sketches by Melvyn Grant.
Photograph by John McMurtrie.
Background images pages 4/5 and 8/9 by Darkside Animations, background image pages 10/11 by Hangman.
Iron Maiden have had ups and downs, but they consistently stuck to their unique style. 2006's A Matter of Life and Death saw a serious departure from that style towards a darker, more progressive sound - it was only a partial success. Unfortunately, Steve Harris and Co. felt encouraged, and decided to go further in their departures. The first 4 songs on The Final Frontier rank among the worst this band has ever committed and most of the time sound nothing like the Iron Maiden everyone knows. Departure from style my ass. If they wanted to depart again, the previous album was the way to do it.
It seems like it's become trendy to dislike any music that becomes even somewhat mainstream. I am by no means bitter; I'm guilty of this prejudice quite often. So, when I saw the album votes go the way they did for The Final Frontier I wasn't shocked. But, in all honesty, I thought this album was pretty hard! This is one of Maiden's most successful albums to date and for a damn good reason. While it does sound different from anything they've done before, that doesn't make it worse. Do you really want three albums that sound exactly like Brave New World?
Actually I don't find any of the songs on this album to be epic ala Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner or Mother Russia or Paschendale or even Brighter Than A Thousand Suns.
They're mainly just long songs.
Mother Russia is far from being epic IMO. Paschendale is overrated a bit. 'Rhyme...' and 'Brighter...' are both great and epic, just like 'Isle Of Avalon'.
The worst thing about The Final Frontier is IMO the single, 'El Dorado' is nothing special. And one more thing -> Production of this album is great and better than production of last two albums. I have completely no idea why some people complain about it.
The worst thing about The Final Frontier is IMO the single, 'El Dorado' is nothing special.
The intro Satellite 15 is the worst thing. El Dorado was the first song i listened, and i said yes, i will buy this album. I don't have the previous two discs from them, are soulless, precisely what has this last record: soul and feeling.