noopenusernames t1_je8oc0g wrote

The Faceless is another good band, that album is really good.

Yeah dude, IAA has really good instrumentals, but it’s the combo of the voice with the music that makes them. Other bands do it well too, like Protest The Hero and Mandroid Echostar, but neither of those bands sound like their singer should be screaming, whereas IAA does, and it just works so well that he doesn’t. The album I mentioned though, his voice definitely sounds grittier than his previous work, and this album is such a more mature sound. Their guitarist does all the production work too and has worked with a lot of metal bands, like Polyphia and Oceans Ate Alaska. OAA’s drummer actually did all the recorded drums for this album, and both Polyphia’s guitarist guest star on one of the songs on the album.


noopenusernames t1_je7fvxt wrote

  • “To Pimp A Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar. It’s a fantastic prog-rap view into his personal journey of gaining fame and the internal conflicts he experienced from it. The prog-rap nature of this album is unique and a work of absolute genius. There is an overarching poem that sums up the album and it is told in full at the end of the album, but is also given in parts throughout the album, with each song serving as an expansion of each individual part of the poem. There’s a great, cleverly-executed reveal at the end with an ‘impossible’ special guest.

  • “The Hazards of Love” by The Decemberists. A folk/rock album of a kind of folklore story of a girl who meets a boy who has a magical ability given to him by the personified queen of the forest, and they fall in love. The story is about their budding love, and the forces that try to keep them apart. The end of the story is absolutely gut-wrenching and bittersweet, and beautifully told.

  • The “Acts” albums (I through V) by The Dear Hunter. Follow the life story from birth through death of the main character, who is a flawed protagonist. There’s a variety of characters and they’re all interconnected, such as a Priest who moonlights as a brothel operator, where the protagonist’s mother once worked, unbeknownst to him, and where he meets the love of his life. The story takes place in the years leading up to and through WWI, and the character leaves the town to fight in the war before returning to the town with a stolen identity. Lots of issues ensue because of the protagonists poor choices, while he searches for redemption by the end of the story. The band incorporates lots of different styles and genres.

  • “Thirteenth Step” by A Perfect Circle. Addresses how addiction affects people. Each song kind of covers a different facet of addiction and the people affected by addicts. Dark, but beautifully written.

  • “Darkest Days” by Stabbing Westward. Follows the facets and emotions someone goes through after a bad breakup. Every 4 songs kind of personify 4 phases that such a person experiences following the breakup. Super dark and bleak, but with tones of hopefulness towards the end.

  • “Coma Ecliptic” by Between The Buried And Me. In a world where a machine exists where a person can trade their life to be allowed to experience their past lives, a man takes the offer and is not sure that if the past lives was a better choice than the life he was trying to get away from.

  • “Deloused In The Comatorium” by The Mars Volta. After entering a coma following a failed suicide attempt, a man discovers a bizarre and surreal world where he feels some sense of belonging, only to be pulled from it when he eventually wakes from the coma.

  • “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” (and most albums by) Coheed and Cambria. In a futuristic world, a family is torn apart when the controlling leaders discover that the family has the ability to destroy the universe. Prog-rock masterpieces, and almost all albums by C&C follow different aspects of this ‘universes.

  • “Passion of the Heist II” by I Am Abomination. This is a ‘part 2’ to a previous album in which, after being crucified on the cross, Jesus was resurrected, but done so by the aliens who created us. This album is about how the aliens decided that humans failed their experiment by killing Jesus, and decided to come back to earth to wage war on the planet. Starring Jesus as the cyborg main antagonist. Despite the goofy concept, the album is a musical masterpiece, incredibly well-structured, and is absolutely the best work by this incredible band.


noopenusernames t1_j9j8wyp wrote

It’s especially good when the album synches up really well with something else thematically similar that’s going on in your life. I started listening to the album “Coral Throne” by Mandroid Echostar at the same time I started playing Dark Souls, and they both complemented each other really well because of the medieval themes. I started listening to “Passion of Heist II” by I Am Abomination and the same thing happened, as the themes are basically about moral-less gods wrecking our world.


noopenusernames t1_j9izgu2 wrote

Was there a contract? Without a contract, you’re going to have a really hard time with this. There might be some protections for you, but if you’re struggling financially, then you likely won’t be able to afford a lawyer who would been versed in this type of case anyway.

Sorry, OP, but the best advice for you might be to prepare better next time.


noopenusernames t1_j6c1cbx wrote

What about the SR-71? I’m not too familiar but that plane did not have an alternate engine to get it airborne. Is that why the nose cone shifted, to make the engine behave more like a scramjet as opposed to a ramjet during certain phases of flight? Or was that more just to guide air into the intake better at higher speeds?


noopenusernames t1_j69635y wrote

Do you happen to remember the name of the type of engine that they experimented with in, I think, the 80’s, maybe early 90’s? It was kind of like a turboprop, but the it looked more like a jet engine. The defining feature was that the “propeller” blades were short and stubby and mounted on what would look like the exhaust cone of a turbine engine, and there were a lot more of of these stubby blades than you’d see on a turboprop. It basically looked like if you took one of the compressor stages off a turbine engine and rotated it inside out so the blades all stuck outward from a central ring, and then slid that ring up onto the exhaust cone of a turbine engine.

I’ve been trying to remember the name of this thing for a long time but have had a dammed hard time finding it. Apparently they were supposed to have the efficiency of something between a turboprop and a turbine, and so airlines really wanted them, but no one pursued them because they thought the general public would think they are “scary-looking” and wouldn’t want to fly on them


noopenusernames t1_j694zl2 wrote

It’s been a while since I’ve studied this. How do they get the ramjets into a forward motion to make them work in the first place.

Also, for scramjets, what kind of changes in engine behavior result from the air being supersonic? Does the air even spend enough time in the engine to burn long enough to put any useful energy into the system? Or is it still burning on its way out (while exiting the exhaust section), kind of creating an explosion just behind the engine that pushes the engine forward?


noopenusernames t1_j694h7c wrote

The blades do behave like a wing, except in a horizontal direction instead of a vertical direction. I’ve heard people accidentally say ‘lift’ when they mean ‘thrust’ many times, but everyone in the industry knows what they mean just because of the design.

But you are technically correct, which is the best kind of correct!


noopenusernames t1_j5izygs wrote

No. But good job attempting to make it look that extreme. Sounds like you you need some handholding to understand this critical-thinking level concept;

Here’s what 2 proper extremes would look like;

One side: “Let’s fire a teacher for not calling a student a cat when the student claims to be “cat”-gendered.”

Other side: “Let’s cancel a band because they redesigned an album cover and put a rainbow on it, which we think they did because of woke social justice warriors and not because the original cover also featured a rainbow 50 years ago.”

There, now you see how both of these present a very extreme scenario, but originating from groups of people on both sides of the “woke” movement? That’s a better example.

Except one of these statements is about something that actually happened, and the other is a fake, socially-engineered attempt to rile up one or both sides to keep them bickering with each other, assuming they’re the kind of people guzzle the balls of this sort of media bullshit enough to believe it. Which segues me nicely back to my original point…