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by Anovoca
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Been bouncing between Prog, symphonic metal, and folk metal. Dream Theater just announced a new album and a corresponding tour for both the new material as well as the 20 year anniversary of Metropolis. Can't wait to see them perform live (again). There are also rumors of a new Symphony X album comi...
by Anovoca
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1669

Re: Blizzcon

Waco wrote:
Anovoca wrote:
tl:dr? You basically just disagreed by repeating what I said 2 sentences later.

I was agreeing with you.


Ah, my mistake. It didn't read that way.
by Anovoca
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1669

Re: Blizzcon

He isn't 100% wrong. D3 is officially being maintained by the classic game division, meaning no actual content updates. Well sure, it's an old game at this point. It doesn't mean the franchise is dead nor does it mean that the game itself is dead. tl:dr? You basically just disagreed by repeating wh...
by Anovoca
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1669

Re: Blizzcon

Dunno, Blizzcon announcement was a total dud for me atleast. Still hopelful for a proper D4 release, at least next year Pretty sure everything they're releasing next year has already been announced. I wouldn't get my hopes up for another 2-3 years. Diablo II went 11 years from LoD to D3's release. ...
by Anovoca
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1669

Re: Blizzcon

Spent much of the weekend on the anti-Diablo Immortal crusade. I have never been a fan of watching twitch streamers, but I made the exception on Friday night and watched some high ranked Diablo streamers for entertainment value. I got a kick out of following POE troll Diablo fans all weekend on twit...
by Anovoca
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 49
Views: 4952

Re: Post Your Old Games!

Tie Fighter, Myst, Age of Empires (1), and Where in the USA is Carmen Sandiego. I also have fond memories of sitting and playing Deer Hunter and Turkey Hunter which by today's gamins standards have probably aged the worst. I am going to have to dig through the family's old Gateway cd envelope to hav...
by Anovoca
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Been on such a mixed bag lately. There is a new Architects album dropping in a week and thus 3 . new . singles from the album on YouTube already. I usually am not a fan of traditional Metalcore, however I have noticed a shift in the genre to incorporate more melodic verse. As primarily a melo-death ...
by Anovoca
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Been mostly on a Ghost Kick lately. Just scratches that Halloween season itch like no other modern band can.
by Anovoca
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1060 No Display
Replies: 26
Views: 1043

Re: GTX 1060 No Display

Update. I finally was able to test this video card in my other PC. I had to buy a new power supply to do it but it was worth it because, guess what? It worked just fine in my older PC. So what I think it comes down to is my newer PC, the video card is not able to seat properly in that motherboard. ...
by Anovoca
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 1018

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

Ill just keep it next to the toilet. If they want information, they are going to have to earn it.
by Anovoca
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 1018

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

I knew carrots were good for something
by Anovoca
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

So, It turns out Melodic Doom Folk Metal is a thing.
Also turns out, Melodic Doom Folk is totally my kind of thing ;)

Apocalypse Orchestra - The Garden of Earthly Delights
by Anovoca
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 145
Views: 13569

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Girlfriend and I sat down to play some catch up on American Horror story last weekend. About 4 episodes into Cult we had to turn it off. The writing to me was just terrible. The way the police handled murder investigations was so unrealistic it was laughable and getting a busy signal when calling 91...
by Anovoca
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Iron Maiden ~ Dance of Death. IMO their most underrated album. I just purchased three new Dark Tranquility albums to start going through their back catalog, but I picked up a bug from a kid's birthday party this past weekend and MDM doesn't play well with sinus pressure headaches. Egyptian licorice ...
by Anovoca
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Redocbew wrote:
They don't tour much here in the states since they're a Ukrainian band, but Tatiana Shmailyuk has one of the most amazing voices I've ever heard.


They tour NA next month actually, opening for Devil Driver. If you like JinJer, check out Oceans of Slumber.
by Anovoca
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

On the way home from the show lastnight. Omnium Gatherum was one hell of an opening act and the rest of the show kept its pace. Moonspell was an absolute treat and has secured themselves a spot in my heart as well as my music server. JBI, I would recommend you check out their 1755 album. They are a ...
by Anovoca
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4027
Views: 663738

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Just stopped in to the beer gardens at Tyranena brewing in Lake Mills , Wi. Currently enjoyong their Octoberfest.
by Anovoca
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4027
Views: 663738

Re: What are you drinking RIGHT NOW?

Just found a new favorite fall beer. Hazelnut Harvest by Rustic Road out of Kenosha, WI. This is a nice American Amber Ale that has a vanilla nutty finish. It is a good warm up before a porter or stout or as in my case, a nice lead-in to the porter/stout season (winter).
by Anovoca
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

New Omnium Gatherum album out last Friday ~ The Burning Cold. So far I am very impressed. The Omnium Gatherum / Amorphis / Dark Tranquility NA Tour has also begun and I am looking forward to seeing all three next week in Joliet, IL.
by Anovoca
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 806
Views: 109598

Re: What are you playing right now?

Enjoying the new Path of Exile: Delve, expansion. A lot of cool new abilities, good overall balance changes, and changes to poison mechanics. Only done of few delve dives so far and focusing on maps for the moment but I have enjoyed the delves I have done so far quite a lot. Playing a viperstrike pa...
by Anovoca
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Just got back from the Wi State Fair. Took my girl to go see Alice Cooper for her first time (my second). Awesome performance as always. Youtube was also kind enough to recommend me something new yesterday that I quiet enjoyed. The band Decapitated is a technical death metal band, which is usually o...
by Anovoca
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

JBI I tried, but failed. Where is it written that modern prog rock MUST come with Metallica-style crunchy guitars (IOW, does 21st Century prog really mean prog-metal)? Not a written rule, but definitely seems to be a trend; prog metal is probably the most popular prog offshoot these days, and there...
by Anovoca
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

New Omnium Gatherum single dropped this morning - Gods Go First

Just realized while watching the video and confirmed through wikipedia that the lead guitarist for Omnium Gatherum is the same lead that featured on Insomnium's Winter's Gate album/tour.
by Anovoca
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

I'll echo Redocbew's comment. Until a few years ago I avoided anything with growled vocals too. I eventually acquired the taste by listening to Opeth's entire back catalog in more-or-less reverse order. Their last few albums have all clean vocals and a retro prog rock vibe instead of death metal; t...
by Anovoca
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

The Moody Blues - Tortoise And The Hare Ironically, currently listening to a Moody Blues cover of Nights in White Satin by the prog meal band Oceans of Slumber. Been bouncing a lot lately between that band and JinJer another prog metal band with a very talented female lead. Checking out Amorphis to...
by Anovoca
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 34
Views: 2826

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Working for me this morning, less than 8 hours remaining to enter. Given that there's no form to fill out or Captcha to complete, I'll bet the lottery pool is completely bloated with multiple robot entries. Probably, but they do say in the terms that all automated entries are being automatically el...
by Anovoca
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Decided to check out the band Amorphis for the first time this morning. I am about 2 hours into their youtube and amazon prime playlists and I haven't heard a song I don't love yet. They are about as far on the melodic side of MDM as one can get but very high energy and no doom or gloom feel. They s...
by Anovoca
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Thanks for the heads-up on the MDM tour. My wife and my musical tastes have diverged quite a bit over the past couple of decades, and it seems MDM is one of the few current areas of overlap; she went MDM a few years back, and I've kind of circled back around to it over the past couple of years via ...
by Anovoca
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4030
Views: 573566

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Finally sitting down and giving an appropriate go at Omnium Gatherum. Admittedly, when JBI first recommended them to me I was sitting on 10 new albums to go through and only gave them a conciliatory listen. I liked what I heard but forgot about them. Thought I would give them a second try now that I...
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