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    Random HTDA thoughts

    I've probably posted this before, but every time I listen to The Believers I feel the need to say it (again):

    The intro is probably my favourite intros ever.


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    Don't know why it's taken me so long to realize this, but Fur-Lined is four minutes of absolute beauty.

    That outro

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    Fur-Lined is my absolute favorite track from the first EP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Final Destiny View Post
    Fur-Lined is my absolute favorite track from the first EP.
    Fur-Lined has become one of my favorites from the first EP. When that EP first came out, my favorite was BBB, and I could not stand Fur-lined. As of now, my absolutely favorite track on the EP is The Believers.

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    No love for BBB?

    The synths are brutal in that one...

    I consider it a sequel to (NIN's) "Pilgrimage"

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    I'm really surprised "Speaking In Tongues" wasn't carried over to Welcome Oblivion. It's such a great, moody track.

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    Rob Sheridan: pricktease champion 2013 https://twitter.com/rob_sheridan/sta...52645418172416

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    Rob Sheridan: pricktease champion 2013 https://twitter.com/rob_sheridan/sta...52645418172416
    Curse you, Sheridan!

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    'Welcome Oblivion' has grown on me over time. Such a densely layered record.
    I think 'How Long' is the triumphant song that 'We're In This Together' could have been.
    And, for shits & giggles, I dreamt last night I was in LA at an rock club where nin were opening with 'The Fragile.' Likely been spending too much time on this site and eBay looking for that damn 'flower' tee shirt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahConnor View Post
    I think 'How Long' is the triumphant song that 'We're In This Together' could have been.
    Could have been?

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    Yeah, Reznor said that they worked on WITT alot, too make it sound 'less triumphant.' He sang the chorus until his voice was raw and tattered. And they covered the chorus in a bunch of noise and distortion.

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    I like "Welcome to Oblivion" so much better than "Hesitation Marks"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarahConnor View Post
    Yeah, Reznor said that they worked on WITT alot, too make it sound 'less triumphant.' He sang the chorus until his voice was raw and tattered. And they covered the chorus in a bunch of noise and distortion.
    oh I get ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    Rob Sheridan: pricktease champion 2013 https://twitter.com/rob_sheridan/sta...52645418172416
    tamar. brett. ally counts, doesn't he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butter_hole View Post
    tamar. brett. ally counts, doesn't he?
    "not one of us" could imply not one of the usual suspects though?

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    I took it to mean one of us as in the band. but who knows. maybe laz or Sisyphus or whatever their second kid is called.

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    I think it's a composite of all four of the band as one being.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    I'm really surprised "Speaking In Tongues" wasn't carried over to Welcome Oblivion. It's such a great, moody track.

    I consider that the great missed opportunity of Welcome Oblivion... replace Hallowed Ground with it, mix up the order to get the sequencing right, and that album would've been damn near perfectly executed.

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    I just read the lyrics to "Speaking In Tongues" for the first time... some interesting NIN lyric parallels -

    I am made of magic and wires
    And I am everything at the end of it all
    I am moving from the mouths of liars
    And I am everything and nothing at all

    I am speaking order from within
    I am aberration by design
    Still right here as I have always been
    I am nature, perfect by design

    Feeding on the apple in the sea
    You have done exactly as you're told
    Filling us with everything we need
    Turning common metal into gold

    And all my arms will stretch across the sky - All Time Low
    And you will see the glory of it all
    Watching from a million different eyes
    You will see the glory of it all

    Speaking in tongues, this has begun, I am the end of it all
    We have become zeroes and one, I am the end of it all - Zero-Sum
    This is the place, this is the time I am the end of it all
    Speaking in tongues, this has begun, I am the end of it all

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    the first line also references The Becoming, kinda

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    You do get that like, there's a finite number of words and phrases in the English language? You could do the same thing to compare HTDA to the Monkees

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    You do get that like, there's a finite number of words and phrases in the English language?
    Especially in Trent's little dictionary titled "The Words Of Self-Loathing".

    It's got 2 pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r_z View Post
    Especially in Trent's little dictionary titled "The Words Of Self-Loathing".

    It's got 2 pages.
    Probably the best quote ever on this forum haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdean View Post
    You do get that like, there's a finite number of words and phrases in the English language? You could do the same thing to compare HTDA to the Monkees
    and also that mariqueen is the main lyricist of the band, which seems to have to be constantly pointed out to people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fakdoo View Post
    I've lurked on this forum for 8 years. You're not telling me anything I don't know.
    It doesn't take a genius to hear that, intentionally or not, Mariqueen uses a lot of the same lyrical phrases that Trent does.
    they should get married or something

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    and also that mariqueen is the main lyricist of the band, which seems to have to be constantly pointed out to people...
    yeah well, so she borrowed the dictionary from him. so what?

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    Do you guys remember when tons of people thought Sigil 2 meant something other than Trent's silly obsession with cataloguing systems, just because it (apparently, at the time) didn't start at 1?

    Good times.

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    Does anyone have a HQ rip of the audio from the four teaser trailers for HTDA?

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    Anyone happen to know what the font used for "Welcome Oblivion" is? I've been looking for ages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyJ View Post
    Anyone happen to know what the font used for "Welcome Oblivion" is? I've been looking for ages.
    Do you mean the font it's based on? Because it's been manipulated by Rob

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