Monday, 29 December 2014

A Year In Music

Aka my top40 of 2014 songs. So that I maintain a certain variety (and because of 8tracks' limitations) only two songs are included by any artist, which in some cases is kinda cheating - since I've listened to Shadows of the Dying Sun excessively, and WT and Rise Against certainly would have more than two songs if going by my iTunes play count.
You neend't continue, here's the playlist on 8tracks, but if you have loads of free time or are terribly interested in what I have to say (/fangirl) about these, then by all means, do read on. There are also separate youtube links there, for those who'd only listen to a few.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Pre-Christmas Haul

Honestly, after tests, exams etc. I have a habit to go shopping. Unfortunately, several drugstores are well on my way home, and even more so, they frequently have great deals. One of the few pros of living in the remote suburbs is that discounted makeup is easy to find and it somehow remains there for months. Pre-Christmas is a little misleading though, since this is everything I bought since Halloween, so in the past two months. About two of these things could be deemed a necessity, the others, admittedly, are little more than indulgence, but hey - it's Christmas!

Monday, 22 December 2014

I Wish You A Metal Christmas

Lately I'm into heavier metal, which is not to say I don't appreciate some ballads. There are plenty of beautiful metal ballads, appropriate for Yuletide sentiments. Here you can listen to it on 8tracks; if you're interested in my musings, read along.
(I'm not sorry for the terrible pun.)

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Blogger Christmas

This year I have participated in a Secret Santa-like present exchange among Hungarian bloggers - except everyone knew the identity of the givers and recipients, but it was still really fun.
Mindig is imádtam az ilyen körbeajándékozós karácsonyi szervezéseket, szóval miután tavaly lemaradtam, idén lecsaptam az alkalomra, amint csak lehetett - még sokkal jobb úgy ajándékozni, hogy nyugodtan adhatok tömérdek sminkcuccot. Szóval viszonylag könnyű volt összeállítani, én Pillangólány Olcsinak küldtem a csomagot.
Az enyém előző hét pénteken érkezett meg a beautycrumbs írójától - bontogatás alant.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Best albums of 2014

A little sneak peak, bonus points for recognizing all of them.

Now that the end of the year draws near, I finally put together the top10 list of my favourite albums of 2014. Sadly, no-one will really care about it, because I'm not a tough critic guy writing for MetalSucks or Metal Hammer or any other online magazine. Recently I've thought about it, how I should have gotten into journalism and then I could spend my whole day writing about fashion and metal music and identity and the world - who needs money to pay for stuff anyway? But I'm pretty sure I wouldn't really enjoy it as a career.
So suffer my horribly long and unprofessional opinion.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Winter TAG

I don't think I've ever done a winter tag before. So here it is!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Mors Principium Est: Dawn of the 5th Era

Some melodeath musings & a short review of the new album of Finnish melodic death metal band Mors Principium Est. (Only recommended to metal fans.)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Saturday Inspiration #4

Right now this time I'm up to my eyeballs in schoolwork. Also, my little brother's prom is today, so I can't actually sit on my ass whole day in front of my projects, which are all due this coming Monday... do not talk to me, unless it's to offer coffee or chocolate.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Bienvenue l'hiver

I welcome winter with sleepless nights and general tiredness, being drunk on caffeine and stress. Just as always; I only want to sleep. And we drift far away in our dreams | Gather further distance while we sleep, as they sing.
Arguably, a good majority of my songs are very winter-compatible - I could write up an entire playlist just of Insomnium songs. Think about it, moody melodic death metal and ethereal symphonic metal - definitely puts an ordinary person in a winter mood. As for I, that is my everyday necessity. So I had a hard time choosing only 20, but here it is. It's probably my favourite out of my seasonal playlists, for obvious reasons.
Here is the playlist on 8tracks for easier listening.