The Perfect Machine is a 2005 album by Vision Divine. It is a concept album dealing with a scientist who is able to put an end to death and disease for all mankind, and thus make the human race immortal. The story considers the social and religious aspects of what such a discovery could bring. Their most mature album, a perfect mix between power, aggression, class and melody! An amazing production and an incredible songwriting! a complex and deep concept-story.
Documentary about Dillon, an eleven-year-old boy who suffers from an aggressive form of neurofibromatosis, a disease that causes tumours to form in his nervous system. His leg has grown out of proportion to his tiny frame and he's found it hard to get around, never mind joining in with other kids. In his mind there's only one way to cure the problem - amputation. But can a young boy persuade the medical establishment to cut his leg off, and is it even in his best interests?
By the dawn of the 19th century, the deadliest killer in human history, tuberculosis, had killed one in seven of all the people who had ever lived. The disease struck America with a vengeance, ravaging communities and touching the lives of almost every family. The battle against the deadly bacteria had a profound and lasting impact on the country. It shaped medical and scientific pursuits, social habits, economic development, western expansion, and government policy. Yet both the disease and its impact are poorly understood: in the words of one writer, tuberculosis is our "forgotten plague."
Chapel Of Disease have caused quite a stir on the death metal scene recently. Approaching from a purely old school angle, their debut album Summoning Black Gods was a refreshing burst of inspiration in an otherwise stagnant scene. Floundering on its past glories and struggling to find a way forward, the death metal scene needed a short sharp shock and it looks likely that Chapel Of Disease may well have given it. Of course this could could have been a one off and their follow up may just be another death metal album. Except it’s not and in The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art the band may well have defined what death metal can be for a new generation. Still chock full of old school riffs and growling vocals and blast beats it also has a sense of experimentation and resolve about it that is not unlike Carcass’ work on Heartwork. It is music which seeks to expand on a previous palette whilst keeping purely in genre conventions.
Reading Sketch Starter is a three-level reading series designed for young readers. This series helps students with a basic understanding of phonics to easily read simple passages. Reading Sketch Starter's systematically designed curriculum develops students reading abilities through the use of fundamental vocabulary and sentence patterns. In addition, the series decodable words and high frequency words help students become more confident readers. With Reading Sketch Starter, students will develop their reading comprehension skills, enhance their reading fluency, and most importantly learn to enjoy reading.