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Metal up the ass of therapy, pity and insecurity

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Getting over your Ex (Hammer Smashed Face) http://www.reddit.com/comments/bqgws/getting_over_your_ex_what_not_to_do_empowher/c0ppzgs
The Moral Life of Babies (Butchered at Birth Studio Footage) http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/c1hm4/the_moral_life_of_babies/c0pmgdb
Hey women of reddit. Got in a big argument with my girlfriend tonight. Thought you might be able to help. (Frantic Disembowelment) http://www.reddit.com/r/women/comments/c0w10/hey_women_of_reddit_got_in_a_big_argument_with_my/c0pmg9d

Fun for the whole family. Plus, even Cannibal Corpse can be made useful. Actually, the last two videos are not bad!

Metal, Classical, (true) Folk music, etc. = impersonal
Other music (Pink Frothy Aids and 'core included) = personal

Metal, Classical, (true) Folk music, etc. = impersonal
Other music (Pink Frothy Aids and 'core included) = personal

This one keeps coming back to hit me in various forms. Metal is pulling back from the individual to see the big picture; pop music is making the individual into the big picture (solipsism, narcissism and eventually, fatalism because there is nothing beyond the self).

I like the metal viewpoint. Pop music always struck me as too much like advertising, since it placates me and panders to me without urging me on to better, more effective actions like my best teachers and coaches. Sounds trite but it's true.

Format: original discussion title (troll) hyperlink

Getting over your Ex (Hammer Smashed Face) http://www.reddit.com/comments/bqgws/getting_over_your_ex_what_not_to_do_empowher/c0ppzgs
The Moral Life of Babies (Butchered at Birth Studio Footage) http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/c1hm4/the_moral_life_of_babies/c0pmgdb
Hey women of reddit. Got in a big argument with my girlfriend tonight. Thought you might be able to help. (Frantic Disembowelment) http://www.reddit.com/r/women/comments/c0w10/hey_women_of_reddit_got_in_a_big_argument_with_my/c0pmg9d

Fun for the whole family. Plus, even Cannibal Corpse can be made useful. Actually, the last two videos are not bad!

Since popularity is the least of my concerns, I might as well drop in my two cents in that I love the Chris Barnes era of Cannibal Corpse.

I know, I know... they're pig-headed, highly overrated, washed up, cliche, ANUS-hated, foul-mouthed/minded with absolutely degenerate lyrics.

I also know that they don't use phrasal riffing, and they use a *relatively* dumbed down DM formula. They're not very "heavy" at all and did I say cliche?

Despite the above, I still love the first four albums. I can't really explain why, and I'll most likely get flamed for saying anything but I'd rather admit to enjoying garbage once in a while for celebratory purposes than pretend I don't spin early Cannibal Corpse albums regularly.

I meet women in their 40s who are devastated because they spent two decades working on a PhD or becoming a partner in a law firm, and they missed out on having a family. (Kreator - Material World Paranoia)
http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/c225o/i_meet_women_in_their_40s_who_are_devastated/c0pqaq1

etc.

This turned out to be a surprisingly appropriate video for the metal response to the topic.

Metal, Classical, (true) Folk music, etc. = impersonal
Other music (Pink Frothy Aids and 'core included) = personal

This one keeps coming back to hit me in various forms. Metal is pulling back from the individual to see the big picture; pop music is making the individual into the big picture (solipsism, narcissism and eventually, fatalism because there is nothing beyond the self).

I like the metal viewpoint. Pop music always struck me as too much like advertising, since it placates me and panders to me without urging me on to better, more effective actions like my best teachers and coaches. Sounds trite but it's true.

Though I agree with the distinction and that the 'big picture' perspective is often the better one, I just think an error to compare the two. You wouldn't argue realism vs extentialism in the arts in terms of 'which is better', so why pit metal against X type of music? Each have their own merits and purposes as artforms and in each there are many examples of crap.