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Scene
December 28, 2013, 12:35:31 AM
Thereís a scene out there somewhere, far, far away from here, where failure just isn't an option. Not because the fans canít tell shit from gold, or because theyíll find and beat you for not consistently producing gold, but because you would rather commit ritual suicide out of sheer humiliation. Thatís just how it is. Consequently, every album that was released after Hvis lyset tar oss was forced to raise that bar just a little bit more, hard as it might have been. But it was preferable to either wimping out or dying. And just think of all the great music! 

Re: Scene
December 28, 2013, 12:01:24 PM
is supposed to call him this lifestyle until go into the maw of consumerism, therefore, requires more and more quality, musically and artistically speaking, the passion stay out, stay out feeling.

I know many who are here (in Metal) for aesthetics, not for passion.
 

Re: Scene
December 28, 2013, 10:01:47 PM
Sounds like that "Sunbather" album.

Re: Scene
January 03, 2014, 12:26:31 PM
We're talking about strength here, not weakness.

Re: Scene
January 03, 2014, 02:23:37 PM
Scenes (a vile word), like civilizations, aesthetics, etc. are like everything else in the physical world - conditioned, and fleeting.

Re: Scene
January 05, 2014, 01:44:45 AM
Perhaps 'anti-scene' is the more appropriate word. Anyway you do know what I mean don't you? A lot of bands just don't seem to be trying anymore, like not breaking new ground is the new 'new ground' (or something like that).

Re: Scene
January 05, 2014, 02:33:32 AM
Perhaps 'anti-scene' is the more appropriate word. Anyway you do know what I mean don't you? A lot of bands just don't seem to be trying anymore, like not breaking new ground is the new 'new ground' (or something like that).

Ha, that is an apt way to put it.

I could think that these "throwback" (choose your own pejorative term) bands are actually trying to get somewhere, but they've seen other bands before them run into so many dead ends, what with metal-core, post-metal and blackened-such-and-such or revivalist thrash. Some may be retreating to the stylistic limitations in which they perceive a safety zone, more or less giving up on pushing the style forward, instead attempting to refine their sound within those limitations. Others may be moving back into those limitations with the intent of following a yet-unexplored branch, trying to proceed from a purer perspective, rather than continue to progress by mutation (fusion of concrete genre memes).

Don't know if this is really the case, maybe I'm just being devil's advocate.

Re: Scene
January 05, 2014, 04:48:05 AM
Perhaps 'anti-scene' is the more appropriate word. Anyway you do know what I mean don't you? A lot of bands just don't seem to be trying anymore, like not breaking new ground is the new 'new ground' (or something like that).

Yes. Idealizing is fine, and you're an exceptional writer. But, we all know where metal's at, and why it's there. How do we effect the genre for the better?

Re: Scene
January 07, 2014, 01:16:41 AM
Itís just that the early 90s bands where able to create something completely new and exciting just by learning well, then trying to magnify and enhance elements of the bands they wanted to pay homage to. It was new but still old in a way. The bands that came after them are just plain old derivative. Surely, itís not that hard pick a basic concept and flog it for what itís worth.

ďLetís make music that sounds like Slayer, only ten times faster!Ē

or

ďLetís create melodies that sound so dark they make Darkthone sound happyĒ