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Human entropy in metal

Human entropy in metal
May 07, 2009, 08:47:22 PM
...and anything else:

Anytime something new forms, the pioneers are replaced by those who want to make it "safe."

Why safe? They fear themselves, they fear competition, and they fear reality.

They will hide this behind any number of convenient lies: they're for change/progress, they're fearless trying new things, they're humanitarians, they're geniuses, they're revolutionaries.

But really, they're dogmatists for one single rule: everyone is OK and equal just as they are and there's no reason to challenge ourselves and reach out beyond ourselves.

They then enforce that on others.

Reminds me of black metal.

What I like about the new Beherit, among many other things, is that it is vicious. From its viewpoint, the topic of black metal is a matter of life and death, not incompetent suburban teenagers stringing together enough Satan and Winter to make a competing social product.

All things succumb to entropy. You're either rising, falling, or in that little hitch where your momentum carries you past your eventual trajectory, before gravity takes over.

To let entropy in the door, drop standards from abstractions to physical concerns: does it sell? is this person your intertard buddy?

To kick entropy out the door, burn the stupid, gather the smart and force them in a new direction, preferrably one where combat and horror will occur.

It's amazing how simple it all is when you analyze it. People are terrified of cause/effect reasoning because it makes them have to face the fact that although their awareness feels like godness, they are products of the world and utterly subject to its order.

That means they did not create themselves, they are not equal, and they're not important just for their dumb opinions, product collections, number of myspace friends and so on.

Leap into life...

Re: Human entropy in metal
May 08, 2009, 02:10:43 PM
A parallel analysis

Sooner or later, though, a mismatch opens up between the paradigm and the facts on the ground; the research methods drawn from the paradigm stop yielding good answers, and the paradigmatic theory no longer allows for successful prediction of phenomena. Scientists respond by making the theory more elaborate, the way that Ptolemy’s earth-centered cosmology had to be padded out with epicycle after epicycle to make it fit the vagaries of planetary motion. Crisis comes when the theory becomes so cumbersome that even its stoutest believers come to realize that something is irreducibly wrong, or when data emerges that no reworking of the paradigmatic theory can explain. Sooner or later the crisis resolves when a researcher propounds a new theory that makes sense of the confusion. That theory, and the research program that created it, then becomes the new paradigm in the field.


Re: Human entropy in metal
May 15, 2009, 09:35:57 AM
I don't know if metal needs new theories; it needs re-application of its founding ideas, which will naturally proliferate, just as they did then.

No new technique has been invented in metal since 1990.