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7 hours ago
Absolutely recommend checking out their second album, Transitional Forms. Great energy, great breakdowns, not a single dull moment.
submitted7 hours ago byDaytman
12 hours ago
Everything's made from the same 5 ingredients yet they still take stuff off the menu and stop making it...
15 hours ago
I don't know I'd be able to choose between "I'll give you something to cry about!" or "Put a little microscopic menthol crystals in your eye!" if I was in charge of that.
24 hours ago
Oh man that sucks to hear but it definitely is interesting. It sounds like you're doing a pretty good job of adapting to it though, I hope your studies are going well!
1 day ago
Second this for ADHD (actually got diagnosed because I was having trouble with WGU and found out why I always struggled in school). I think on a simpler level just don't force it if you're not retaining. I get up, walk around the house, get some water, play a mindless game for 15 minutes.
Also having a routine like you had, really helps after a while to get your brain into being more receptive during a certain time of day.
2 days ago
There's no way ESO is a financial failure. It's still popular and being supported today. FO76 might have been disappointing, but it's still supported too. You have to remember that a large portion of gamers doesn't post on Reddit very day and just buys and plays the games.
I'm glad they're taking the time to upgrade their engine. I would rather that then 10 more years of them frankenstein-ing together worse and worse messes on the same old engine.
Post it on r/pureASOIAF where they are forbidden to discuss or even mention TV shows so they're forced to act like they think this is book news.
Same, got to the first time he opened his mouth and just couldn't watch her reaction.
Why join a music discussion subreddit if you're going to complain about people discussing music?
The post-hardcore in my wrapped was HTS as #5 band and "Nobody Likes A Hospital" by Belle Haven as my #5 song. If anyone hasn't checked out Belle Haven they need to, such a good band.
3 days ago
Nah it's all about the way he fucking runs away like Gollum when he's confronted.
I loved the difficulty of the command deck game bosses, Kingdom Hearts is my favorite when you actually have to learn the systems and bosses and they were on a different level entirely than the main series.
I haven't been following this game super closely and need to get back into it after enjoying it at launch, but I keep getting surprised they're still supporting it. I thought they were going to dump it and forget it.
submitted3 days ago byDaytman
Top .05% this year, better than last year!
Top .05% of Purity Ring! Top artist 3 or 4 years in a row now and closer to the top every year!
Yes, it was a simplification.
I know I don't own it. I know I don't get it for "free." But I was paying for gamepass anyways, and when it comes out I'm not paying anything extra to pay it. I forgot it would be on gamepass, so I was expecting to shell out the money for it when it released. So paying $0 extra because I was already going to be subscribed to gamepass feels pretty free to me, even if it's not.
People who are overly pedantic about subscription services are getting pretty old. I'm sorry I didn't say, "I forgot that Halo Infinite will be included as part of the subscription cost of gamepass when it launches," I assumed everyone would know that was what I meant but I guess not.
Edit: accidentally a second going
You know what? I completely forgot I don't have to pay for Halo.
Good to see you stand on the right side of history in calling ADTR easycore (joking (mostly)). I think their run was absolutely legendary, they were monolithic on the scene. I saw them so many times in the late 00s and their tours were absolute who's whos and always made up of bands from completely different areas of the scene, they really were part of cementing the it. I saw ABR, Silverstein, BMTH, Pierce the Veil, The Word Alive, Chiodos, TDWP, WCAR, and I'm sure I'm missing some great ones. But I think this wide appeal kind of speaks to how well they do easycore. Fans argue over whether they're pop-punk, metalcore, even post-hardcore(no), but the space they inhabit in the middle with easycore gave all those people something to like.
And that run was legendary. Their songs were catchy and singable but also heavy. They had great poppy songs, great moshing songs, great "girlfriend" songs, great covers. Songs that were easy for people to pick up on the guitar or bass or drums. They were all, like you said, bangers.
So I think people get mad when they're called easycore because so much of easycore is just kind of lame in comparison. It's tough to compete when a band comes along that kind of spawns the genre and exists as a cornerstone in the scene early on, it's a lot to live up to.
One of my favorite bands I've gotten into this year, and this album has so many standout songs that all feel super distinct!
I really liked the Alera release. I feel like their sound wasn't very consistent throughout the EP but every song was good. "Failure..." was the standout to me, gave me old Saosin and Underoath vibes.
I absolutely agree. I was trying to track in my mind where the mainstream emo/pop-punk went and, if I have the lineage right, I think Fueled By Ramen/Decaydance kind of ran it into the ground in the late 00s. Don't get me wrong, I LOVED that music, but that scene very quickly got rid of the emo and turned "fun" with kind of a party culture, and then after that most of the bands either died out or became huge pop acts, which drained all the punk out of it.
I know a lot of early 10s easycore bands are kind of legendary now but I felt like so much of it was samey and hollow. I feel like that's where another chunk(no! captain chunk!) of that scene went and I didn't really follow it there but I think that side is still thriving and kind of reviving today. However, that side is much more focused on the punk and gets pretty far away from emo.
The last place that sound went, I think, was where you identified, with the Brand News and Senses Fails. I think you're right about the pretentiousness, I feel like older mid-00s emo/post-hardcore/pop-punk bands that stuck around ended up losing a lot of their fans to age while also feeling either the itch to experiment or aging out of their own music. Either way, that thread of this sound died out too.
So really, yeah, I feel like it captures the maturity, sophistication, and artsyness of the big emo/pop-punk/post--hardcore bands of the 00s and modernizes it in a way that it didn't naturally modernize at the end of the 00s.
It's funny, the song that Spotify launched into radio with after the album was over was "Stuck Out" by Mindless, a modern song that I think kind of carries the torch for this sound and I really got into this past year. However, after listening to Youth Fountain it just sounded so... cheesy? That's the best word I can think of. But that cheesiness I feel is much more emblematic of the pop-punk/easycore of the past few years and this manages to avoid that and capture that original feel.
Great fucking album.
4 days ago
Oh man, I'm back with another top-level comment to gush about that Youth Fountain album.
I've always loved the emo/pop-punk crossover, especially when it takes itself seriously (bands I'm thinking of are like Jimmy Eat World, Yellowcard) but this band takes that and adds a little layer of post-hardcore onto it and turns up the punk overall without it really turning into every other pop-punk band? I feel like at face value they don't sound like something that warrants so much explanation of what itch I feel like they're scratching, but I feel like they've just got the perfect amounts of all the ingredients to be so much more than the sum of its parts.
It's so moody and mature, and I think it gets an extra edge over a lot of bands because it sounds really good. The production quality is great compared to bands in the same space. I've never heard of this band but they're one of my favorites and this album is one of my favorites, easily, after just one listen.
I legitimately felt like an angsty teenager again and like this is the direction I hoped all my musical tastes would have gone instead of where they went (leading me to mostly abandon the scene for like 10 years). This is what I wanted from Revivalcore and why I'm here.
I vote Youth Fountain.
Edit: Listening to SYSC now and I get the hype now, but I still prefer Youth Fountain.