Hammi's News


Where do i succeed when my plans go flop
rigorous movements before i pop
breathe some mint
from my breath before death is on my block
fill the void of a dead mans worthless spot
in a blink
then nothingness appeared, and fear is not
my issue still i feel the phantom pain some lot
waste the absinthe
if i were true but sympathy is as hard as rock
my feelings re-merged and reset and time to lock
my inner jinx
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Newgrounds. Heh. This place. I dont know how to look at it anymore. Seems like its really full of people coming from all corners of the world. Well, from every corner of the US at least. I feel like im about to vomit if i keep on thinking of the same things. Im just a tired Paki aged 22 with no real accomplishments in any field whatsoever. Just tired. My mind has been raped. Its drenched in internet piss. I was a good guy with ambitions, at your service. But things have taken a drastic turn. Now im that scary dude to be avoided. Been hanged out and shot at. Hated for my opinions. Crossed over. Cut contacts. Been called ignorant and an asshole, while they show little or no commitment to their past time loyal selves. Evil aura present, evil aura gone. Hypocrisy. Really, who needs this shit? Done witnessing my own total collapse. I dont even know myself anymore. No more pain. Only smell of my own consciousness. Grabbing a vine at a time. Maybe im heading to another trap. If im stuck then im done. Letting go and falling to the depths of my own mental black hole. No longer existent, only the echo before the hole wrapped itself around my tired gasp. Im gone. Oh it doesnt matter. Im a ghost, remember?

Im currently attending at the University College of Østfold, in Norway. Digital media production. Now you know where to find me. Bring a friend (and finish the job). And i finally got me a Macbook Pro that i had planned on getting. Yo. Expensive as shit but my crotch is already on shish kebab stakes because im falling behind, so no complaints. Gotta use it more often too, like now. I need more practice using FinalCut Express but i keep procrastinating so bad. Same thing thatll fuck me over in life... eventually. It already cost me my time and face here on NG and elsewhere so fuck me. Currently doing media stuff so yeah. Literally nothing achieved so far, but i hope so from here on. Itll take a miracle to breathe new life in me, so im gonna vanish from the face of the internet. I know you gonna beat off like an animal as soon as this sentence ends. Go ahead. Lola Bunny is calling. Time to lose your wear. Fuck off.

I had fun here, whether you hate me or just dont give a shit at all. If i ignore all painstaking dramas and the numbers of encounters ive had with dumb faggots, things were pretty romantic and dreamy. But, its up in smoke now. I shall end my almost endless complaints and criticism. Dead persona. Nor bad, nor good. Ave Maria rings in my ears. The other side awaits me. With my last breeze of exhalation, i want to thank Luis for bringing out the best of me. And MindChamber for enlightening and pushed me along with the now inactive users even though its past but it meant to me a lot. And rtil for mentoring me on thebackalleys. And Anigen for that image im about to receive lmao. And Red for taking interest in and regarded me for my music. And former newgrounder ALBQjew for da respect, wherever youve gone i hope you have succeeded in your goals which regarded to animation and your style development. And Frolikyn who never seems to be around anymore and i wish i could see if he has gotten more artistic. And artists such as Nogfish, TurkeyOnAStick, WPS, Swain, Jeff, Gerks, Blordow, LaserKarl, BizarroJoe, Hans, Ansel, BlueHippo, TomAzza, Catoblepas and YungJazz in no particular order for all the great art they put on display for us to enjoy. And audio artists like NemesisTheory, Rucklo, Bad-Man-Inc, Evil-Dog and ParagonX9 for giving me years of worth music to enjoy. And oh of course, thanks to Wacky Wasim for unconditional support while being by my side literally every day. And Gamers-Gear the swede who still pursues a dream like i did but has never given up so far. And to my past time buddies Test-Object, Havayosunu, ChaosCrunchy, ThePsychoSheep and Chrisseh. And Zee of DA who has given me a fun time conversating just about everything that comes to mind, shes a good sista. Shes currently having a hard time so i hope she takes care well while i give my condolences...

I never wanted anyone to feel bad. Ive had and still got lotta luv and support stored for most people because i genuinely recognize and salute them. But complications have held me back. If you dont see your name here and you know me, then i obviously got a problem with you and you got laid the fuck off or i just dont remember you anymore. I only recognize the purest of pure people and those who i admire.

The only project left here on NG that i participate in is the yearly Sketchbook Tour 09 by Lou, so when it comes out then make sure and dont miss it. A lot of good artists have given a good share of their effort in it.

With this, i bid ye farewell. My hats off to my true folks.

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Moved out

2009-09-09 07:10:41 by Hammi
Updated

Oh look, Hammi is still around. [who the fuck cares]

... not really, im dead. But i thought id fiddle a lil with NG now with updates since last time when i did my part in this years edition of NG Sketchbook Tour. Yeah, BIG WHOOP. Well honestly, that project is really the only thing i got left here on NG, so i am ever thankful to Luis for being awesome. And to MindChamber, even though he possibly dislikes me now and annoyed with me since my recent negative spout on this site and for my useless art thread on the Art Forum being bumped by some few who actually respect me genuinely. The site i used to dear for some time, until i learned about the faggotry that exists here, which is regrettable of course.

MC, i still love you like a bro but i hope you can understand me as a person whenever i spout negatively about some issues. It might seem like im endlessly bashing everybody but im just locking my hammer down whenever people think they can fuck with my kindness. So there. Still luv ya, hope you do the same. :]

Anyway getting to the point of my post, i have moved out. Settled down near my campus, about 35 minutes away from uni by foot. (i got my very own mini kitchen holy shit good for me!) Im focusing on media and digital production nowadays, its sorta tricky but i hope to overcome that thought asap! Im also in need of a MacBook Pro. No you idiot, i really need it. Its essential for my studies and possibly for my future as well.

Im also thinking of laying off the internet life style. No more dramas, no more false friendships, no more hassle with incompetents. Also no longer shall i be bothered with people treating me like a clown despite sharing what i got left of love with them. ReNaeNae regretted about how i became "cynical and bitter" on my last post, and she wanted me back as my old self. Well, theres obviously a reason for my negativity aint there? Ive explained countless of times about my situation but hey, this is newgrounds. I better watch it now before MC thinks im being hopeless with my continuous "bitching". (not attacking ya im just sayin, still luv ya!) I am mad obviously because i dont feel alright. And why dont i feel alright? BECAUSE OF PEOPLE STABBING MY BACK. I dont feel appreciated either. And therefore i better get my useless ass da fuck outta here, until next time Lou plans to make an appealing event.

I also found out that i got unscouted from the Art Portal. How lovely. Not that it matters much, even though rtil was the one who gave me a pat on my butt and gave me a go. I just think its funny how i got bumped outta there, ever since people on the Art Forum bumped out on me. Either some dipshit who doesnt like my style/artwork and wants me out, or some faggot who doesnt like me as a person... and wants me out. I mean how many times have i heavily beaten myself down for producing absolute shit? But still remaining folks kept telling me its all in my head and that i do make "pretty cool stuff". But now im suddenly unscouted, and what does that say about me as an "artist"? Either its all that, or its just the DD who recently went loose on the Art Portal fucking everything up... according to what i have learned from my good friend Wasim, who is one of my few REAL friends left who are actually FRIENDS and not "friends". Flashy rings and Benz.

All i can say is:

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA

HA.

My opinion stays. The Art Portal is gay. At least the community is. To those who lost anything in the mess: too fucking bad. WAAAAH. Fucking elitists. I believe NewShape also had something to say about this matter. I read his thing and LMFAO. Go find it, its a great read. Thanks Wasim for the heads up.

And the Art Forum? Ummm nope, i already told ya. Sorry ReNaeNaeeeeeeee, but they will kill me. :[ (youre still the kindest mod i know of <3)

Here are links to what i just submitted in the Art Portal, some posters i did for a project in uni:

Eat it 1

Eat it 2

Go ahead and rip me apart for being so unoriginal. BREAK MY E-NOSE. After all, im "just a hammi".

Thats all i had for my input so far. Stay sane and keep off other peoples nuts. Theyre not worth the picking, unless youre... you know. GAY.

Bye!

ps - this track is dope as hell, give it up for Black Sun Empire and Noisia:

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terrible cuz i knew it would be gay the moment they decided to launch it

everybody is feasting on this new widespread thing

and NOW that they are announcing it, i see a lotta faggots taking the steer from here on

especially faggots who i dont like to even begin with

let the mass humping and ass kissing and the whoring out begin

art portal

HAHAHAHAHA

more like

eat massive dicks and die

oh btw, still aint going back to the art forum cuz theres nothing there for me

like, as if ANYONE OUT THERE CARE OR AM I JUST TALKING TO MYSELF

ok, well fuck you too buddy

if not, well hi hello there welcome have some tea have some irish cream and latte

or if youre an enemy of mine, then you know pretty well where youre supposed to shove your head up in

hint: your ass that is ^____________^ desu

hi gentlemen


HAPPY NEW YEAR NG, ETC ETC ETC.

2008-12-31 23:49:18 by Hammi

2009 is close now, and its probably already new year while you read this. Well still to all of you reading this, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Ill just sum some shit up. Most of you might have had fun during christmas and all. Celebrated, eaten a lot of shit, jumped around with christmas spirit, drinking egg nod and forgetting to wipe that shit off your mouth later (ew), gotten drunk and having the cops to pick your ass up later at night, had a christmas turkey with a lot of air in it etc etc etc. Oh how much fun. Well, wanna know how MY days have been? Ill tell ya how ive been, BUSTER. My christmas days have been absolute SHIT. gaaaaaaaaaaasp. Go ahead folks and complain, im a violator of the so called christmas traditions. Ok seriously. This news post is a very sad one, so flee.

... everyone out yet?

Ok back to my news post. Its been a shitty month, even the month before. Ive been feeling downright bad. Ive had a bad halloween and a bad christmas. Why? Well because:

- ive had conflicts and ditched people who used to be my friends, and im feeling awful from these events

- i quit the art forum and left everything behind in shame

- ive lost all trust in people around me while thinking what the fucks next

- ive stopped doing art, im basically done for it

So whats with da long face ya say? ^Thats what. At a time when im supposed to be happy, i cant find any source of joy. What joy will new year bring me? More friends slipping through my fingers? More "friends" turning out to be blatant ass kissers? Alright thats what its basically about: FRIENDS. Ive had bad memories from the FRIENDS subject. Because thats what christmas is all about. Having fun time with your friends, clowning around with a big smile on the face. Happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy.

ffffff

Frankly this is just making me sick. Why fake my attitude just because its christmas? I have no reason. I cant even eat properly. Im simply depressed. Its increased over the last 2 months from sour events. All friends related. Me questioning their real motives, because ive become extremely skeptical over time. The thought of necessity about ditching friends is killing me softly. I no longer have reliable friends. I see their likes everywhere. I have no place in their hearts anymore... probably never was. Then theyre off celebrating while im rotting with a home baked cheesecake ive made for the new year occasion, and i sit back thinking: i wonder what theyre doing... right now. So goddamn depressing isnt it? Well THATS LIFE. GOTTA MOVE ONNNNNNNN. As long as it doesnt kill me, i will try moving on... with a hard spit ball stuck in my throat because i wish things were different. I really do...

Id like to take a moment to give out my thanks, this time to the old art forum regs who some of them later became my close good friends. We talk occasionally, sometimes every day. And it makes me extra happy. Theyre an interesting group of people. They are:

Wasim : meet the afghan, a highly potential animator. A collab master. He was the one who started dragging me in to his msn group convos where some of the original art forum regs were chatting. I owe it all to Wasim who gave me a face to these people. If it wasnt for him, i probably never wouldve kept in touch with any of them. I dont think they really cared, until i became a part of their everyday life lmao.

Havayosunu : the young turk with a comical artistic side. He saw something in me back in the days, and he expressed interest in how i was developing my art work. And he urged me to keep spinning my wheels, to keep expanding my skills. I liked his drawings as well and his "brotherhood" talk, so we became friends. We still talk today. Too bad he always has to leave in every convo. Hes a part of our friends group.

Gamers-Gear : the swede with excellent gamer expertise and digital vectoring skills. He got great plans ahead about his PTTM game (Pedal To The Metal). Shortly after i was introduced to Wasims friends group, Johnny boy here popped up (thats his real name). Apparently he thinks im a cool guy, and im pretty flattered. I still havent figured out for what reason he thinks i am cool lol. Also he just loves to occasionally link me info and plans about games, whether its about his game or some other releases from big companies. Hes a fan of Saints Roll 2 and Fallout 3 + millions of other games as well lmao. Even in my darkest times, hes a pretty good friend whos there for me so im taking that to heart. :)

Test-Object : the dutch yellow colored cubical life form with a strange ego, but still good at what he does whether its comics, flash submissions or other digital related art work. All done in true dutch/mixed style, kinda like Alfred! I honestly dont know where this fella came from... i mean, i used to see him on the art forum a lot back in 06. We werent really into each others (well i thought he was good at his collab parts), in fact we rarely talked on the forum. Even at the first group convos by Wasim, there werent any much... talk between him and me. That was until a year later, when he suddenly added me and im like wtf. Now he pops up sometimes saying hi and all. Err, ok. Sorry but, what? Well... ... ... hes quite jolly though, and i dont know where all that is coming from. But uhh, hes quite supportive now and depends on me like a friend. Thats okay i guess... but it better not have something to do with me and Swain, or imma FUCKIN SLAY DAT SQUARE ASS PUNK AND EET 'IM UP TILL I AASFGHFFDKHGØDS<insert violent noises> <even more noises> <a nd more> Kidding. Just take it easy alright. And stop kissing my ass, for whatever reason. Jeez.

Chrisseh-chan : the american sweetheart of the friends group... durr ok not that really sweet. Comic artist, and specialized in anime. Ridiculously skilled and used to be a super star at the old art forum (her thread is still active to this day lmfao). I used to admire her a year ago. And i still like what she makes because her work is so complete. She has a great talent. Also likes to ramble on about her life while the rest of us in the group have to listen to everything she says. GIRLSSSSSS. Cant live with them, or without them. We're not that really much into each others. But shes open for talk though, and its fun to hear her goin on about... a lot of different things. THOUSANDS. Then we joke around. Not really a friend, but its fun having her around so whatever its cool.

ChaosCrunchy : the american youtube pooper, the crunchy munch. Ive seen him participating in Chrisseh's fun thread for some time. And hes a nice fella. I wish we could talk some more, but he seems to be too busy doing something else instead. I understand. I bet itd be more fun if he was around to talk. He makes good YTPs though, i got one of his mixes in my favorites.

ThePsychoSheep : the bulgarian psycho sheep who tells people to shut up. I remember seeing him some time ago on the art forum, but it was in an msn group convo when i really met him. We didnt talk much either... but a year later, he watched me on DA. Unfortunately i wont be submitting or making more art anymore so itll most likely be a ghost town for the time to come. But he seems to have SOME interest since he watched me, so yeah thanks for the watch dude. Got decent digital work piling up there with good colors and all, so keep that up. He also likes to use anime emotes A LOT, just to add that in. He doesnt seem to be in mood for anything lately, so yeah whatever thats bothering him i hope he'll be able to cope with it. :(

And this is basically the whole group, few of the former art forum regs that ive kept in touch with in 2 years. If it wasnt for them, i wouldve been completely alone on NG and my downfall wouldve been quicker. I just wish they were still around at the forum while i was there... but thats irrelevant now, and its a lost cause.

Also some more shout outs to some few more old art forum regs:

TomAzza : the italian illustrator with a tight rep for his art work. Extremely... delicious paintings. He is one of many artists that i admire. And he came back just recently after a year of absence, and he checked back on me after a long time. He still encourages me despite after being gone for so long. A true artist to the bones. This guy is a hero lmao.

PrinceFlea - the cartoonist with a true artistic and creative mind (he doesnt realize it but ive witnessed it with my own eyes), who draws the most interesting and surreal concepts ive seen. He has nearly the ultimate mix of styles, all of them combined into a single force. Creating the most original and radical looking style around the art forum, which he has maintained for 2-3 years. He baffles me sometimes. ALSO, Flea has been the one who has continuously given me feedback and shown admiration for my work through all these years. I know ive given him shout out before, but this guy deserves so much more than just shout outs. I wanna give him so much for his endless support, for not forgetting me. My deepest respect goes to him.

Well enough of that shit. Ive made a cheesecake. NY style. Its damn delicious. CHEESY INDEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED. And mighty. Me and my family enjoyed some slices, but its still too much. DAMN. Check out the snap shots ive taken!

View from the top.

View from the side.

Final view from the top.

T'was tasty.

Just so you can drool some more, here are pics from my very first cheesecake:

Yum 1.

Yum 2.

Yum 3.

Yum 4.

Yum 5.

Yum 6.

Yeah no more pics. Now go back to Yum 1. Horny bastard.

Also, i recently participated in "Lazy Birthday, Lazyfeet!", a birthday collab dedicated to a young artist/animator called Lazyfeet. He also used to be an old art forum reg, believe it or not. Anyways vote with your hearts.

Well thats all. Theres nothing much else to say now for me, so im just gonna wish you all a good year.

MERRY LATE CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

HAPPY NEW YEAR NG, ETC ETC ETC.


Why I hated the Art Forum

2008-12-11 08:18:32 by Hammi

Just ranting to get it off my chest. I dont care if you think its stupid, this is my news post and i gotta get this shit out. I thought id write down my side of a story, that would grow to be a rather conflicting one during my long time stay at the art forum. This rant might be depressing, user-negative or disturbing for some readers so discretion is advised.

My boring rant

Lets take it back to '06. The first time i had discovered the art forum. Full of life. And people who were really passionate with art. At that time i was 18. At that point, i wasnt taking art seriously. I had in fact stopped drawing since 14. But then one day, i went digi nuts... whatever you want to call it. Truth is, ive been a Digimon fanatic since i was 15 ever since it came out. And at age 18, my very first online drawing submission was a doodle of Renamon. Shes a very strong kitsune digimon fyi. I was also a member of a digimon fan site, Renamon.Nl (which is now defunct, and the admin and i are mortal enemies lmfao). That site used to be my very first online art portfolio where i submitted some few Rena fan arts, before i settled down in the NG art forum. I saw the glowing artistic essence in that forum full of people who had the power to create, and i was just fuckin turned on. Also another opportunity for me to contribute to NG, a long time beloved site which ive been lurking at since 99. I had promised myself to never join until i had something worth contributing to the site. So i made some music (pff). And i was in. Anyways back to the art forum. I decided to contribute to the forum, and jesus wow. Eye rape. I was very humble to the forum back then and i graciously asked for help from the other artists, who i wanted to be under their wings. Me as the new guy, i considered them as supreme artists who i would learn from and grow from their influence. Later, i made friends. Obviously from joining art collabs and being active, while being very bright and helpful. Yes, that was a great time for me. For me it was a golden era where i had people who supported me and who really valued my growing art work in an equal way like others. And i grew on that support. I was home. They even helped me up when i was down, when i was at the brink of leaving art behind. One of them was MindChamber, and i owe him a lot for being an understanding and sympathetic fella. We're still down to this day.

But sadly, old regs started leaving. One by one. Maybe they had other plans. And soon came a new wave of new regs. But it didnt stop me from drawing. I figured if i kept on drawing, i would still be able to receive feedback to improve my art skills. But despite many tries, i felt ignored. And that was the start of my many doubts on the forum that would later occur. At the same time, many of the new members turned out to be very ambitious. At first i didnt mind though, although this is what had me started competing with others. But what had me extra frustrated was that i felt like all the help i had offered was a waste of time, and i felt unappreciated because of that. Whenever i posted something new, i was no longer noticed and was rather blown off from the first page right away because some other more recognized regs had caught everybodys attention. This also lead me to believe that i really was shitty and that i had no right to call myself an artist. I felt like i was nothing. Then all of a sudden we had the art forum awards which really reflected the view of the art forum regs on each others. The voting was complete. The regs had spoken. This event was enormously depressing for me. I mean, where was i during whole 2007? I thought people already recognized my spot... that is, IF I EVER HAD A SPOT. And i was KIND OF expecting some respect because i stayed strictly loyal to the place for a whole year, but instead it turns out all my efforts on helping people around me werent worth jack shit after all. This left me hugely unappreciated and permanently half broken, and this is what basically had me starting to hate the art forum. I felt like an outcast. I was bumped out, with my less impressive works. Alienated from a community i used to think i was a part of. So i gradually started leaving the forum, to move off to another place. And found a new home where artists are way more open than most people here are used to. And i love it.

Seriously, its really hard to be optimistic about the art forum. Been there for some years, you thought you were cool with everybody. Then the next thing you know, youre all by yourself fiddling with your non-interesting drawings. Ever had the feeling that all the time when you thought you were meant for a place, but then later you find out that youve only been jerking around not achieving anything for the past years? WELL BOY. DO I. But i still hung around, hoping to eventually find someone who was really into what i made and most important was fully honest about it. But instead i find twofaced suck ups who only comment to have people around them. And honestly i cant take it anymore. Therefore ive decided to quit the art forum, and just be out of everybodys sight. Thats it. If the place i used to like dont care for me, then i wont care for the place... theres nothing left for me there anymore.

I was gonna add shoutouts here but it turned out i cant trust anyone anymore, after days and weeks of observing those who ive been in touch with. If i absolutely want to take anyones word seriously, it would be roughly these people:

PrinceFlea
PieLover61
ReNaeNae
Chymo
Captain-Ben

I guess that was all. Im tired of the art forum. Its been slightly 2 years now staying there, and im calling that shit off. From what ive seen, my work hasnt achieved any recognition simply because its bad as i can tell from peoples ignoring and excuses. Being aware of that, ive wanted to drop everything i have and walk off my merry way in utter shame. But ever since Captain-Ben persuaded me some few days ago with long texts to not quit everything, ive been kind of hesitating with departing and ive delayed this news post for weeks until now. But ive made my mind now, im outta this shit. Ive been enough embarrassed as it is.

Now something completely irrelevant:

Over a week ago i accidentally dropped my Creative Zen player on the concrete. Now the screen is all half white and full of rainbow lines. The color display is wrecked, not to mention ugly scratches even on the touch pad. Aint that a bitch. Im thinking of buying a new one, but i can only find "refurbished" versions of the player. Anyone have any idea what they mean by that? I dont exactly think its something all new, there must be something else behind this...


Hey you know what?

2008-10-17 18:50:18 by Hammi
Updated

I suck.

You knew that? No matter what i draw, its the same kindergarten toilet waste because my style is like a german tutti fruity cereal mix that you suffocate on before you shit it all out the other day. Ive been struggling for some time now to develop one, but its still a shitty half-assed monkey fluid waste of a style. You see:

- my style is asfkjsajkg

- im an extremely envious bastard who takes on competition like a war

- my ego meter is far higher than ever before

- i sketch a lot of bullshit

- ive become a pushover

- i endanger other artists with my sarcastic and stuck up presence

- i cant do anything goddamn right

- everything ive learned and striven for has gone down the toilet bowl

So there! Now theres no reason anymore for any of you guys to look forward to my entry at the NG Sketchbook Tour 08. Whoopsie-dee-doo! Oh but i might be wrong you say? YOU WILL HAVE TO SEE IT FOR YOURSELF AND IM PRETTY SURE YOU ARE ALL WRONG!

Hey you know what?


You know what i smell?

2008-10-08 20:08:09 by Hammi

Fake friends who are complete idiots and a load of faggots taking massive dumps in the hallway.

Boy is it gettin smelly here or what

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2008-10-07 11:06:43 by Hammi

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Welcome to a whole new review from me. The album was released before this summer but oh well. Its been a long time since ive done a review on anything. Not gonna rant excessively anyway, so im just gonna carefully review the whole album.

Pendulum makes the best DnB tracks imo. They released their debut album Hold Your Colour, where one of the tracks was used by rtil in "Metropolis Circuit". A great DnB album. But this year, In Silico demonstrates a change in the Pendulum group where theyve switched their style to rock and electronic music. Plus theyve toned down the dnb sound. Reactions were clear. Criticism was unavoidable. Pendulum is selling out, plus theyve signed to a big record label and relocated to london. Nothing wrong with that, but theyve jumped on a different boat and headed to another direction leaving the fans clueless.

Now, what i think about the album. Well lets have a look at the tracks:

1. Showdown
2. Different
3. Propane Nightmares
4. Visions
5. Midnight Runner
6. The Other Side
7. Mutiny
8. 9,000 Miles
9. Granite
10. The Tempest

And now, about reviewing each of them.

1: I didnt like it. It was horrible. I could tell that theyve eased down on the bass and instead trying to make good use of guitar riffs and a different way of using electronic music. It didnt work well. Some of the tune was kind of catchy, but the vocal was just... frustrating. For me, it all eventually just fell apart.

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2: Another "traditional" rock track. It didnt satisfy me either. Very little use of dnb or it was rather weak. And even more guitar and punk style vocal. Also repetitive. I got easily bored of it so it didnt catch any much attention from me.

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3: This one must be one of the much better tracks on the album. Also a notable use of dnb and the classic pendulum synth. Even though they use organs and 8-bit style tune in attempt to make it indie, id say its not so bad as it sounds like.

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4: Vocoder music, oh boy. And another small amount of 8-bit sounds. Not to mention a whole lot of indie rock mixed with bass and electronic music. Can it get any better than this? No not really it wont be any better. Kill me.

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5: A very decent track. The start flows nicely over to dnb. Finally some good drum and bass. But it gets weirder for every 2 minutes. Must be the use of electronic music. At the end, it starts to suck. So i wont rate it high.

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6: A guitar rock track mixed with slow dnb. Also the main verse: "Come on down to the other side, come with us to the gates of hell, where we will drag you from where you are, to where you belong". It made me laugh. Another verse was like "the shit is coming down". WTF? This track must be one of those i cant take seriously. I also noticed that theyre trying to have a sound similar to daft punk. Dont count on that.

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7: I liked this only a lil. Not entirely but the tune in this one is catchy. Even though they dont have the classic dnb use in it, its catchy. But yet again, they have this rock esque feel in it. Ok so they do have rock riffs and shit in it. Like they have in australian bars lmfao. Jk. Well no shit they are aussies, like gerkinman. Anyways a lot of amounts of rock here. The ending is straining.

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8: Good feel in this one. The start is a bit long but ok. Still, good use of bass and some urban instruments. The guitar and the electronic sound blends well too. No solid dnb here though, but id say its a good track nonetheless. Not their best but still a nice track you can listen to.

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9: More 8-bit sounds complete with spooky whistling at the start. Corny. But then, the track switches over to dnb. Toned down but still good. But the spooky whistling isnt over, it continues in some parts of the song. Some more guitar riffs too and some more use of punky vocals. The track is OK. The only thing i liked about it is the dnb.

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10: Another rock-esque track. Its striving to be a classic rock track. And i absolutely hated it. This turns out to be flat out awful, and the vocalist is unable to serve the satisfaction as well. Overall, the track turned out to be absolutely shit. It sadly made no sense imo. What a bad way to end the album.

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Conclusion

The album has a few good tunes. But it is overall a great disappointment to dnb/Pendulum fans. They dont seem to be totally consistent with other genres than dnb. Its my honest opinion. Sure theyre good with the instruments, but all that dont blend well with their style. They just dont... go together. They tried to pull off an indie rock/electronic mix alongside with dnb, but it didnt work well. Imo the switch of style was a big mistake, since they have a GREAT success of making dnb music and they should keep on expanding in that area. Stick to it. Hell, their roots come from dnb. So the album failed to meet the expectations, that would be MY expectations. I rate it 4/10. But hey, i wont recommend you to stay away from it. If youre not familiar with Pendulum and youre fond of electronic music and rock + dnb, then id say its pretty ok for average people who likes indie rock and all that.

If anyone got any opinions on this album, go ahead and comment.


Im about to draw something for NGSBT08

2008-07-15 12:17:28 by Hammi
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But i dunno exactly what to make. I could need suggestions for what to draw along side with my own idea. The best idea(s) will be chosen as a part of my entry and will be showcased in front of millions here on NG. And i will let Luis know in person about who helped me doing it, your username(s) that is :)

Hell i might even reject em all if i dont like em, but we'll see about that! Be prepared on possible declination, thats what im tellin ya. Also if no suggestions, well oh silly me i was hoping i could depend on you NGers.

Also heres a character reference sketch i did for a comic im organizing at ZM.

Update: im done with my entry thanks to my good friend Psi43 so all of you who didnt bother or cared, fuck y'all. Offer closed.

Im about to draw something for NGSBT08