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Urban Exploration

Urban Exploration
April 26, 2006, 02:14:13 PM
Going into the abandoned ruins of the wasteland to see what went before, to revel in its decay and failure, and possibly appreciate the beauties of the past... is there anything more metal than this?

http://www.nyctophobia.net/

A good site, fear of the dark et al.

http://urbanexplorers.net/

Ignore the gay biker picture.

Re: Urban Exploration
April 26, 2006, 05:06:09 PM
This reminds of an album by Future sound of London, Dead cities. based on post urbandecay. it puts you in mind of a post apocolyptic world where cities have been abandonded, and buildings lie dormant and dark. THis kind of thing has always had it's appeal.

Re: Urban Exploration
April 26, 2006, 05:53:55 PM
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Going into the abandoned ruins of the wasteland to see what went before, to revel in its decay and failure, and possibly appreciate the beauties of the past... is there anything more metal than this?

http://www.nyctophobia.net/

A good site, fear of the dark et al.

http://urbanexplorers.net/

Ignore the gay biker picture.


The first site is very interesting...

Re: Urban Exploration
April 26, 2006, 09:15:13 PM
Metal heads in urban enviroment tend to live chaotic lifestyles in order to detach themselves from the savage brutality of traffic, smog, crowdism, and soccer moms. Most of the time they wind up in the pits of despair, strung out of cocaine and social conformity while the others make use of the decay surrounding them and channele their feelings into art or in school - - but that my friend, is rare.

Re: Urban Exploration
April 27, 2006, 04:34:44 AM
Looks very interesting although not very active and the forums seem to be screwed >:(

My city has an old orphanage (pretty big about 3 stories) surrounded by housing. You'd be driving along looking at the usual suburbia and then there would be a huge rotting building enclosed with a large metal fence. Pesky weeds and plants had totally taken control of the surrounding area. I'm not too sure because I never went in there (asbestos) but I swear there were tombstones as well.

Now the council has cleaned it up.

Re: Urban Exploration
May 12, 2006, 06:15:26 PM
Some of the nihilistas here in South Texas are wont to go on such expeditions. It needs to become more disciplined however -- you can get killed or sodomized in such places if you're unwary and lack the right equipment and mindset.


Re: Urban Exploration
July 29, 2006, 06:43:28 PM
We're planning on doing such things after the next HAQR meeting (coming Friday). If you're in Houston or thereabouts, let us know at The HAQR Forum.


Re: Urban Exploration
September 23, 2006, 09:41:40 AM
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Metal heads in urban enviroment tend to live chaotic lifestyles in order to detach themselves from the savage brutality of traffic, smog, crowdism, and soccer moms. Most of the time they wind up in the pits of despair, strung out of cocaine and social conformity while the others make use of the decay surrounding them and channele their feelings into art or in school - - but that my friend, is rare.


Sadly true. But then again, isn't it rare in society at large? If 98% of society are going to end up strung out on television, corporate jobs, whorelike spouses, religion, altruism, drugs and owning vintage cars, does it surprise us that only 2% of metalheads end up doing anything other than a metal-specific version of that social dysfunction?