Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Music for the Mood

The three main philosophical underpinnings of my world are:

Nihilism, being defined as an extreme form of scepticism that systematically rejects all values, belief in existence, the possibility of communication, etc.

Defeatism, acceptance of or resignation to the prospect of defeat.

Hedonism, the doctrine that pleasure or happiness is the sole or chief good in life.

We'll explore these further when I discuss Alignment. For now, let's just say that there is a grim, ugly slant on a party-like-it's-1999 vibe in the world. Here is some music that really sets the tone for me when I'm working on it:

Tool - most of it, but Undertow especially
Type O Negative - again, most of it
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Disturned - The Animal, Indestructible, Inside the Fire
Drowning Pool - 37 Stitches, Let the Bodies Hit the Floor
Linkin Park - a lot
Five Finger Death Punch - Far from Home, Bad Company
Nine Inch Nails
Rob Zombie/White Zombie
Ronnie James Dio - Last in Line
Stone Sour
Skillet - Hero
Rage Against the Machine

So, that's a start. I'm sure it has you moving in the right direction. Now, grab a sword and go carve off your piece while there's still something left.
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