That Glorious “I Believe In The Dark Lord” Sample From Necrophobic “Unholy Prophecies” (The Nocturnal Silence)

Every now and then, someone says (or writes) something so inane that the only proper response seems to be to quote the archly disturbing rant sampled in Necrophobic “Unholy Prophecies” from their 1993 melodic Swedish death metal album The Nocturnal Silence which goes something like this:

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Sound Waves, Like Light, Behave Like Particles

It turns out that sound behaves like both wave and particle much as light does:

Researchers have gained control of the elusive “particle” of sound, the phonon. Although phonons — the smallest units of the vibrational energy that makes up sound waves — are not matter, they can be considered particles the way photons are particles of light. Photons commonly store information in prototype quantum computers, which aim to harness quantum effects to achieve unprecedented processing power. Using sound instead may have advantages, although it would require manipulating phonons on very fine scales.

In other words, waves and particles behave the same way, suggesting that pattern is more important than form, and that this patterning communicates information which serves to store and forward energy. Sounds about like most of my listening experiences.

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The Accüsed

The Accüsed came to life in 1981 as a punk/metal-act from Seattle who indulge in a self-coined musical style interchangeably referred to as “splatter core” or “splatter rock.” Releasing their debut full-length album in 1985, The Accüsed developed tangentially to thrash luminaries such as D.R.I., C.O.C. and Cryptic Slaughter, with whom they share musical characteristics. Like the latter, the Accüsed applies metallic riffing to rudimentary song structures fueled by the raging intensity of hardcore punk.

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