lørdag 30. april 2016

tirsdag 26. april 2016

mandag 25. april 2016

Fallujah - Dreamless



Country: USA
Release year: april, 2016
Existed since: 2007
Genre: Progressive atmospheric death metal


lørdag 23. april 2016

torsdag 21. april 2016

Slice The Cake - Odyssey To The Gallows/West



Country: England, Sweden, Australia
Release year: 2016
Existed since: 2009
Genre: Progressive metal, spoken words, metalcore, deathcore


onsdag 20. april 2016

søndag 17. april 2016

Vespero - Lique Mekwas



Country: Russia
Release year: 2016
Label: Self-release
Existed since: 2003
Genre: Prog space jazz psychedelic rock


lørdag 16. april 2016

Novembre - URSA



Country: Italy
Release year: 2016
Label: Peaceville Reccords
Existed since: 1990
Genre: Extreme progressive metal


fredag 15. april 2016

Be'lakor - Vessels



Country: Australia
Release year: 2016
Label: Napalm Records
Existed since: 2004
Genre: Melodic death metal


Axon-Neuron - Metamorphosis



Country: USA
Release year: 2016
Label: Self-release
Existed since: 2011
Genre: Jazzrock, prog rock


torsdag 14. april 2016

Tusmørke - Ført Bak Lyset



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Country: Norway
Release year: 2016
Label: Svart Records
Existed since: 2009
Genre: Prog folk psych rock

Review

Entheos - The Infinite Nothing



Country: USA
Release year: 2016
Existed since: 2015
Genre: Progressive tech death metal


Augumented Reality Glasses and Computers

I thought I'd do a different kind of article today. A first for this site, which had music only up to this point. Apart from music, I am also a geek, and I love new, innovative tech, so I thought for my first non-music post, I would write about augemented reality glasses that will come on the market this year or 2017. VR-glasses, like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, has just begun shipping, but what I am more exited about, is the possibilites of augumented reality, even though I guess I will invest in a high quality VR headset in time.

In the upcomming AR market on the other hand, I have found a few interesting companies, that tries to find their own niche, and I think the most important issue when it comes to these evolving niche markets, is the price tag of their products, and the three companies I will write about, is offering their products with a large price gap between them.

Meta glasses
The cheapest alternative is the Meta glasses with their pre-ordering price at 949$. From what I've seen from their earlier videos, they need to be connected to an external source for their computing. In the last year, the design of the glasses have transformed extensively, from kinda silly looking over-sized glasses, to now be more of a headset. They come with gesture control, so you can play with digital objects in your augumented view, a technology similar to Leap Motion

Since they are one third the price of HoloLens, and if you can use a powerful smartphone to power them, these glasses is a very interesting alternative, but from the most recently videoes they've posted, much of the graphics is taken from last year videos, so i can't really tell how responsive the gesture control is, and how well the glasses will perform when it hits the consumer market.



HoloLens
Microsofts HoloLens had allready been in development for five years, when they announced it last autumn. Unlike Meta glasses, which need an external computing source, these have a computer built into the headset. With a price at 3,000$, the closest comparison is powerful gaming computers, but if you want to follow the natural evolution of computers, this could be the next step. 

The only negative critic I've heard about it so far, is the narrowed view, that doesnt cover the whole field of vision, but the information is rather displayed on a screen in front of your eyes. As of now, the only people that can order this, is american and canadian Microsoft certified software developers. I've considered to buy one of these when it comes to the mass market, from the day they announced their new product line, and my first predictions on price was in the 1,500-2,000$ market. 3k is a bit steep, but still highly considerable when it is finally released. Even if the headset is controlled by gestures, there will be a "clicker" included in box, for the use of scrolling, clicking, etc.



Daqri
The most expensive alternative is the Daqri hard helmet, with a price that begins at 5,000$. Unlike Meta and HoloLens, these will not be directed to the consumer market, but to companies, as a bundle, which will defend the price, because I really doubt these can match Microsoft in technical features. Their use, which can be viewed in the video below, suggests uses in construction, industry and service professions. 


Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner



Country: Sweden
Release year: 2016
Existed since: 1998
Genre: Post sludge metal


onsdag 13. april 2016

mandag 11. april 2016

søndag 10. april 2016

lørdag 9. april 2016

Ihsahn - Arktis



Country: Norway
Release year: 2016
Existed since: 2005
Genre: Progressive melodic fusion black metal

Review

fredag 8. april 2016

Haken - Affinity



Country: UK
Release year: 2016
Existed since: 2007
Genre: fusion heavy progressive rock


Myrath - Legacy



Country: Tunisia/France
Release year: 2016
Label: Nightmare Records
Existed since: 2001
Genre: Oriental symphonic progressive power metal


torsdag 7. april 2016

Oceans Of Slumber - Winter



Country: USA
Release year: 2016
Label: Century Media Records
Existed since: 2011
Genre: Progrssive melodic atmospheric metal

onsdag 6. april 2016

Stam1na - Elokuutio



Country: Finland
Release year: 2016
Label: Sakara Records
Existed since: 1996
Genre: Progressive technical thrash metal

Deviant Process - Paroxysm



Country: Canada 
Release year: 2016 
Label: PRC Music 
Existed since: 2008 
Genre: Progressive technical death metal