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Music SIG Likes #31 :: Trivium · 4:23am Dec 15th, 2016

Some heavy metal and melodic metalcore from Trivium. I really enjoy their later albums (especially Silence in the Snow); tjeir vocals are smoother, less harsh "metal screaming" and more melodic overall. I know some fans decried the shift, but I certainly enjoy the new sound. Lead singer Matt Heafy has a pleasant enough voice and it is nice to be able to hear it when he is not screaming out his larynx.

Fun fact: this was the sort of music I listened to before I met Significant Other.

Fun fact 2: Singing a duet of In Waves with Significant Other while brushing our teeth in the lavatory is an excellent way to startle the next-door neighbours in the flat... And if you have ever heard my voice, you would be giggling at just how ludicrous we would sound.

(sycoartworks - Deathcore Pon3)

Blind Leading The Blind

Breathe In The Flames

Built To Fall

The Calamity

Capsizing The Sea
(This and In Waves actually go together as 1 song)

In Waves

The Crusade
(This song comes to mind every time I see art of EqG band members playing guitar)

Dead And Gone

Dusk Dismantled

Kirisute Gomen

Of All These Yesterdays

Pull Me From The Void

Rise Above The Tides

(This and Silence In The Snow actually go together as 1 song)

Silence In The Snow


Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis

Until The World Goes Cold

Watch The World Burn

Feel free to reply and post anything that you enjoy!

Comments ( 2 )

1.) Excellent selections as always! : D

2.) Why do they call it a flat? I still haven't figured that out.


Why do they call it a flat? I still haven't figured that out.

What kind of flat are you referring to?

I have absolutely no idea. I would imagine it has something to do with harmonics, semitones, and frequencies and whatnot coupled with centuries of musical theory and cultural baggage

Flats (USPS mail piece classification)?
I certainly can speak with some authority here, and can give you far more than you would ever care to know.

Short, "lies to children" answer: They are called "flats" because the mail piece is not folded and is "flat" in the envelope.

Long, "oh God make SIG stop, you have killed the conversation at the party" answer: The USPS' Domestic Mail Manual lists the qualifications, requirements, and specifications for retail and commercial flats in DMM 100.2.1 and DMM 200.4.1 respectively. (n.b. "Retail" mail rates are what you would pay if you, as an individual, sent a letter or three from the post office. "Commercial" rates are what large, bulk mailers pay if you essentially do the post office's work for them verifying the address and sorting the mail—this is what my company does).

Commercial and retail flats are limited in size to between 11.5"-15" along the long axis, 6.125"-12" along the short axis, and 0.25"-0.75" in thickness (subject, of course to flexibility and deflection tolerances, naturally). Commercial mail has two special cases defined in DMM 200.4.1.b for flat periodicals (listed in DMM 207.26.0) and polywrapped flats (listed in DMM 200.4.5)

Is that what you were looking for, or did I completely miss the question?

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