Thursday, 24 January 2008

A post on one of my favourite bands

One of my favourite bands has to be Slayer. They play thrash metal and I think they are awesome.

Slayer formed in 1981 in Huntington Beach, California. The members are as follows:

Tom Araya - Bass, Vocals
Kerry King - Guitarist, Songwriter
Jeff Hanneman - Guitarist, Songwriter
Dave Lombardo - Drums

Slayer is known for its musical traits, involving fast tremolo picking, guitar solos, double bass drumming, and shouting vocals. The band's lyrics and album art cover topics such as gore, serial killers, Satanism, religion, genocide and warfare.

They released their first album called Show No Mercy in 1983 and have gone on to release 9 albums, 2 ep's, 6 live DVD/CD's and a career spanning boxset.

Many people class slayer as the best thrash metal band ever. They released 3 classic albums in a row starting with 1986's Reign In Blood which is frequently voted as the best metal album ever.

Reign In Blood ahs 10 tracks, all of them classic slayer and it is an excellent starting point.

The other 2 'classic' albums are Seasons In The Abyss and South Of Heaven. Both are also classic and are highly recommended listens too.

Here is a video of Slayer performing "Raining Blood" at download 2005

The weekly ramble

So another week is nearly done and to be honest im thankful. Most of the week at college has been spent doing assessments. we had to finish off a portfolio for the computer hardware subject, but i did most of that last week so I didn't have much to do. After that we had the internet class where we continued our assessment for that which will be completed next week.

Tuesday was spent with the lovely girlfriend and playing tomb raider anniversary which is a great game.

Wednesday was spent doing more assessments. I finished my assessment for computer hardware and then my pc passport assesments for database and spreadsheets. They all went suprisingly well so im happy about that.

Today has been rather easy. I wrote up my 1500 report for web design, which is like 300 but 5x more. I was very happy with my website, it came out alot better than I expected.

Other than that all i've been doing is watching scary Japanese horror which is highly recommended


Thursday, 17 January 2008

The Long Awaited Update of Doom!!!

Wow its been a while since I updated this. was okay, I got a Wii which was ace, even though I knew i was getting one. So I played Super Mario Galaxy..alot! It's a very good game, highly recommended addition to the Super Mario series.
Apart from that the main attraction has been Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which is also a worthy addition to anyones collection.

Anyway, enough about Christmas and on the weekly update. Its been pretty hectic this week at college. With only a week or so of the first blog left, assessments have been coming left, right and centre. The good thing of course is that i have passed everything so far, with just Software development and Web design to finish once I get feedback from my client.

To be honest I cant wait for the second block to begin now because some of the classes are starting to become rather tedious.

Anyway thats the update for now folks.