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Our staff recommends! Here are recommendations by the Hypnos staff. These will be updated as an when we trip on other stuff. Satisfaction not guaranteed!

Toto Vellani 


1. The Beatles - Abbey Road
2. Nevermore - Nevermore
3. Pentagram - Up
4. Indus Creed - Indus Creed
5. Darkthrone - Goatlord
6. Venom - Prime Evil
7. Burzum - Det Som Engang Var
8. Venom - In Memorium : The Best Of
9. Cryptopsy - And Then You'll Beg
10. Extreme - Waiting For The Punchline
11. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Recent Disappointments:
1. Rock for Peace, especially Rudra's performance
2. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
3. AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip
Cool Movie:
1. Weird Science
2. Road Trip
3. Ten Things I Hate About You

Cool Book:
1. The Eye Of The World : Book One of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordon
2. The Shining by Stephen King

Nolan Lewis

1. Exhorder - Slaughter in the Vatican
2. Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
3. Theory in Practice - Colonizing the Sun
4. To Die For - Epilogue
5. Rhapsody - Power of the Dragonflame
Recent Disappointments:
No shaving cream left dammit!!!
Cool Movie:
1. The Talented Mr. Ripley
2. Dark Tranquillity - World Domination Tour (live concert)

Kavita Kannan
1. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute
3. Led Zeppelin - Coda
4. REM - Automatic For The People
5. Amon Tobin - Supermodified
6. Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
7. Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Ledbetter Heights
Cool Movie:
1. Victor Victoria
2. Finding Forrester
Cool Book:
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (one of the earliest detective novels ever written)
The Road to Gandolfo - Robert Ludlum

Gautham Khandige

1. Lux Occulta - Maior Arcana
2. Pungent Stench - Club Mondo Bizarre
3. Sentenced - The Cold White Light
4. Amorphis - Am Universam
5. Skyclad - Old Rope

Recent Disappointments:
1. Witchery - Symphony For The Devil
2. A date I went on after 2 fucking years. No more dates for atleast another 2 years thanks to that horrible experience.

Cool Movie:
Have'nt seen a decent movie in a loooong time.

Cool Book:
1. David Gemmel - The Rigante (series of 3 books, all excellent fantasy)
2. Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (does'nt matter how many times you read this; it never gets boring)

Anup Hegde

1. Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness
2. Iced Earth - Horror Show
3. Falconer - Falconer
4. Falconer - Chapters From A Vale Forlorn
5. Drakkcoil - Reign

Cool Movie:
1. Everybody Says I'm Fine
2. Minority Report

Cool Book:
Ah haven't read any books recently.

Abdul Khader

1. At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
2. Testament - Low

Recent Disappointments:
1. My goddamn net cable!

Cool Movie:
1. The Guru
2. xXx
3. Red Dragon

Cool Book:
1. The Shining by Stephen King

Dipika Kadaba

1. U2 - October
2. Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet
3. Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table & Dreaming
4. Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
5. Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

Cool Book:
1. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - Newt Scamander ( Harry potter supplement)
2. The Dilbert Principle - Scott Adams

Cool Movie:
Road to Perdition ( OMG Tom Hanks )

PC Games:
1. Mafia
2. Sudden Strike 2

Matt Stephens

1. Dredg - El Cielo
2. Lux Occulta - The Mother and the Enemy
3. Sweep the Leg Johnny - Going Down Swingin'
4. Hopesfall - The Satellite Years
5. Opeth - Deliverance

Recent Disappointments:
Sigur Ros - ()
What the hell happened to this band?

Cool Movie:
The Brotherhood of the Wolf

Anant Ramadhyani

1. Deathrow - Raging Steel
2. Bloodhammer/The Incriminated split
3. Barathrum - Eerie
4. Sepultura - Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation
5. Corrosion of Conformity - Animosity

Recent Disappointments:
Nothing, really.

Cool Movie:
XXX...hah, not really. This movie is GEIGH.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

Cool Book:
1. H.P Lovecraft - At the Mountains of Madness
2. Clark Ashton Smith - The Emperor of Dreams (collection) 
Sughosh Varadarajan

1. Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
2. Thermal and a Quarter - Jupiter Cafe
3. John Fogerty - Blue Moon Swamp
4. Radiohead - The Bends

Alan Gibson

1. In Flames - Reroute To Remain
2. CKY - Infiltrate.Destroy.Rebuild.
3. Refused - Songs to Fan The Flames of Discontent
4. Loreena Mckennitt - Live in Paris&Toronto
5. The Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Mike Patton - Irony is a Dead Scene [EP]

Cool Movie:
1. Paradise Lost
2. Paradise Lost 2 : Revelations (Both of these documentaries cover the West Memphis Three case, in which three teenage boys are convicted of murder with
no evidence and extreme prejudice.)

Dan Grobar

1. Bal-Sagoth - The Power Cosmic
2. Agalloch - Pale Folklore
3. In the Woods - Omnio
4. In Flames - Reroute to Remain
5. Aghora - S/T
6. Mastodon - Remission

Recent Disappointments:
Finding out that I needed $300 worth of repairs to my car's suspension.

Cool Movie:
1. M.D. Geist, parts 1 and 2
2. Berserk anime (series, actually)

Cool Book:
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Playstation Games:
1. Armored Core 3 (PS2)
2. T'ai Fu (PSX)

Bhavin Shah

1. Empyrium - Song of Moors and Misty Fields
2. I Peccatavm - Antilla
3. Varathron - The Lament of Gods
4. Setherial - Nord
5. Limbonic Art - Epitome of Illusions
6. Brodequin - Instruments of Torture
7. Soils of Fate - Sandstorm
8. Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
9. Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky
10. Graveland - Thousand Swords

Niranjan Dhar

1. Freak Kitchen - Appetizer
2. Steve Vai - Alive in an Ultraworld
3. Jimmy Bruno - Burnin'
4. Shakti - The Best of Shakti
5. Chroma Key - Dead Air For Radios
Recent Disappointments:
1. Knowing that the Guns N' Roses concert coincides with my exam.
2. Not going to India this December.
Cool Book:
1. An Equal Music by Vikram Seth
2. Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru
Cool Movie:
1. One Hour Photo
2. Minority Report

Anupam Roy

1. Britney Spears - Oops I did it Again!!! (kidding!!!!!!)
2. Opeth - Deliverance
3. Emperor - Prometheus
4. Burzum - all pre Filosofem (including it) and Hlidskjalf
5. Pink Floyd - All pre Final Cut (definately excluding it) except for The Wall (yes - it has only a few good songs and I fell it is an over-hyped album) and Soundtrack from More

Recent Disappointments:
1. Venture into Burzum's frontman Varg Vikernes (aka Count Grishnackh)'s history....brr....very disturbing bastard!
2. In the process found out about the sad hare-brained freak by the name of Euronymous - a sad vain dead man he is....

Cool Book:
1. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
2. His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman - and whoever even THINKS about comparing this great work of art with the utterly useless Harry Potter (stone me if you will) can go and dig his own grave in a pile full of Brahmin Crap and relish that experience - it will be like heaven when I've caught up with you!!! (hehe - I dont really mean that - just sounded nice!)