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Sabaton is one of my favorites, I remember when I first heard panzerkampf while playing war thunder on the Kursk map. One of the best battles I'd had in game.


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DJ Fischer

I took a listen to the Electric Callboy song and a random Sabaton song (something about the Red Baron). I can say that even if they Americanized those songs I would not like them. Definitely not my thing.

Sabaton definitely has an AC/DC-like ability to be remarkably consistent with their sound, and whether that's a good thing or a bad thing will depend on your taste for history buff power metal. While I can't say that every song in their catalogue will do it for me, I would much rather headbang to "Winged Hussars" or "The Last Stand" than to a ride on Corkscrew.

The metal scene really never petered out in Europe, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe especially, though for other oddly specific [niche subject]-metal bands, there's always Alestorm for your dose of Scottish Pirate Metal.

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While we're on the topic of music - compression is bad, but I can't deny that some pop music is ultra-catchy. That's because the formula works. It's OK because some of us can see through it. I'm a bit biased (I may or may not play in a 90's cover band), but I really think music peaked in the 1990's/early 2000's. So much of that music still holds up today. My SiriusXM is almost always tuned to Lithium.

Anyway - here's my contribution for some really good music. I use this to test/demo any sound equipment I may be playing with because of its range and clarity. Porcupine Tree - Trains

TwistedCircuits's avatar

Seeing some great ones here.

The Last Stand and Red Barron are up there.

No Bullets Fly is also good.

Dan you hit it on the nose though, Sabaton is a history focused artist. I appreciate them as much for the history they are documenting (quite uniquely) as for the music.


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DJ Fischer

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Rusty said:

It never ceases to amaze me the variety of non-CP topics people will get into pissing matches over in these forums! Why is it that everything that people have differing opinions on has to turn into an "I know more than you and you are an imbecile" contest?

It never ceases to amaze me how people confuse disagreement with "pissing matches."

And I do enjoy the Lithium. Discovery of new things (via US media) is a hard problem to solve. It favors homogeny.


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Alt Nation and XMU are my favorite discovery channels on SiriusXM. Hell, these days you don't even need a subscription, just go to a website called XM Playlist, select your channel of choice, select most heard in the last 30 days, and you'll have a good selection of music to check out at your leisure on your streaming service of choice.

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Yeah, AltNation has been guilty of the homogeny (so much ****ty emo), but the peripheral app channels especially, and XMU, help a lot.


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On topic: there's information on here about the cable having been removed, with a few former mechanics chiming in on how it was to change and more... interesting read without the Sirius/xm side chatter

https://www.reddit.com/r/rollercoasters/comments/x1pxr0/top_thrill_...have_been/


Missed a full season at CP for the first time since 2007, maybe Sandusky will be back on my travel list next year.... Depends what CP has up their sleeve for 2023.

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e x i t english said:

...I can't deny that some pop music is ultra-catchy. That's because the formula works. It's OK because some of us can see through it.

Yes, agreed. People who turn up their noses to modern American pop remind me of food snobs. I love a super high end meal as much as anyone, but can also appreciate a simple, delicious burger as well. It doesn't have to be one or the other.


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I remember discussions about the cable swap at Winter chillout the second year I went (2021). It's quite the process. I don't know what the park is doing but seeing them start on that cable swap procedure before the cold winter months get here so it's ready for next season makes a lot of sense to me if they are seriously reopening it. I was glad to see someone ask about the cold weather and someone else answer that it shouldn't hurt the cable to be out in the elements because that was my concern.

I'd be curious if we see that procedure continue (PMs and service) over the upcoming months. If they can expand it out and get some of it done before winter that would definitely lean towards reopen in my mind.


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DJ Fischer

^ When they discussed the swap process, anything mentioned about how long it takes for the replacement to be put in?

From the outside looking in, I would have guessed the swap would be simultaneous.


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They can get it done in 1 night working around the clock. However if it’s opening next year I would think they would just leave it without the cable for next year.

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Agreed. Why do anything with it now. Either wait and remove it when the ride comes down. Or replace it in the offseason as part of the normal refurb if it is being brought back to life.

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It seems like a leap to believe that removing the cables means they're going to install a new set.


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DRE420's avatar

Yep, I would imagine if the ride were to be dismantled, the cable would be the 1st to go. It could go either way.

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djDaemon's avatar

Seems like a leap to come to any conclusion based solely on the cable removal.


Brandon

LSM conversion CONFIRMED!!!1111!!1!!

Jordan_Vanichek said:

LSM conversion CONFIRMED!!!1111!!1!!

That is definitely a leap.

Anyway, I wonder... Does PortAventura Spain's Red Force have frequent downtime, or is it more reliable with its LSM launch?


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Given Cedar Fair bought a park to close it, I don't think its a leap at all to say they would replace a launch cable on a ride before said ride is torn down. ;)

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