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Interzone / Re: How to fight "Christianity"
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:40:24 AM »
Pantheism rapidly becomes dualism and superstition because one starts seeing the whole world as alive, and having a will outside its parts.

Idealism fixes this by showing us that our thoughts and the world act in similar ways, so neither has a will that's conscious, only a dumb process of proliferation, divergence and filtration -- natural selection.

You can "feel" natural selection in your thoughts. When you run into a new situation, your head floods with ideas, and then they get compared to one another like a bubble sort, with the winners of each comparison facing each other until you're down to a handful, at which point the one that seems to "fit" best is selected.

Interzone / Re: The high costs of unskilled people
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:36:34 AM »
I don't think the division between skilled and unskilled was intended as the Amerika article uses it. It's just a division between people who work with their hands and those who don't.

Not true. A carpenter is skilled.

Interzone / Re: Human entropy in metal
« on: 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.

Interzone / Re: Monism and Nihilism
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:34:43 AM »
Monism is like a parent philosophy to integralism and Tradition, a kind of reverent appreciation for the world as a whole order independent of its actors. Brainy. Religious.

Interzone / Re: Hessians: take over Examiner.com
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:33:57 AM »
Hah, I actually am undergoing the process of being registered as the metal music journalist of the Whichita, Kansas area.

I'll try my luck with the Nashville position.

How did it go? Any luck filling out online forms?

Interzone / Re: God is in your brain
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:33:05 AM »
This article seems to suggest that religion, as a natural component of human behavior, has the capacity to actually "evolve". As such, it makes a lot more sense to fight for religious reform, rather than for the destruction of religion altogether.

The counterpart to that is that even secular ideas become religions. People treat atheism, liberalism, capitalism, etc. as religions, or as the ultimate interpretation of all truth. It makes sense instead to view religion as a philosophy, and to pick the most coherent version and fight within the system for it.

Fighting religion is becoming part of the decline on two levels: one, religion is a helpful part of social order; two, it's a surrogate activity for reforming civilization. More deconstruction, selfishness and isolation is not what we need.

Interzone / Re: Half of Britons think 'countryside' is boring
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:31:11 AM »
Nothing is 100% despoiled. Go for it.

The cities are just as boring as the countryside; they're just newer, so it takes the monkeys a few decades to figure it out, and at about that point they retire from their failed careers to small apartments in semi-rural areas, and watch the shopping channel until the divine wind of a heart attack or stroke conveys them into the ground.

Metal / Re: Need help on classical
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:30:06 AM »
A common criticism against Italian, some French, and many Jewish composers is that they do a surface treatment of classical. Some of the most popular classical works come from this segment because they are pretty noise with simple geometrical patterns that make not brilliant brains feel stimulated.

Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: May 15, 2009, 09:29:06 AM »
For those of you planning to hold a Slay-in in your local town or city, send me a PM with an e-mail contact and specific place for the gathering to take place and I will publish the info on Hessian and take care of further promotion on forums.

99% of the people celebrating will not be on this forum, however. Wonder how hard it is to set up map software that lets them register a location?

Metal / Re: Hipsters are destroying metal
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:35:09 PM »
Many women (actually many people) I know are constantly concerned about the impression they leave on others and critical of the impressions that others leave on them.

There is truth to this, but I think women never question their own validity based on the criticisms of others, or at least, it's very rare. That's what I was attempting to say.

Metal / Re: Why I am not a Satanist
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:34:02 PM »
The real problem are naturally not the jews, but rather democracy and liberals and such, which does not allow competent leaders to control.

The real problem is that most people are flakes, and the rest are undisciplined, but it's taboo to mention this. People want some external solution like a revolution or a government program, and aren't willing to participate in society itself. Too many empowered peasants.

Metal / Re: Influences driving the evolution of metal
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:32:36 PM »
Iron Maiden found the original prog/jazz/metal combo, mainly by making it 75% metal. They are a much better band than, say, Cynic.

They understood that metal was structural music, so let the bass roam free in repetitive patterns that accompanied the lead voice in the song -- the rhythm guitar. They kept metal riffs, but used harmony like a progressive band. And there were small classical influences and classical themes.

Metal / Re: Later Incantation
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:30:01 PM »
Did Nile577 flake out and delete himself because he was afraid of being seen with us uncool types?

I guess this happens every week around here.

Metal / Re: Metal is Entertainment
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:29:20 PM »
But then, by that definition, some Art is good, and some Art is bad, not in its craftsmanship or form, but in the goals of the creator.

It's both craftmanship and goals.

Goals determine content.

Then there's the question of how elegantly that is expressed.

Generally, at that point in a personal evolution, the artist understands the beauty of art outside its utility as a means toward an end, and the two meld. Form and function. Content and form. Metaphor and reality.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: May 11, 2009, 09:28:12 PM »
1. Absurd - Der Fünfzehnjährige Krieg
2. Temnozor - Folkstorm of the azure nights
3. Nokturnal Mortum - Weltanschauung
4. M8L8TH - By the wings of black

Any of these have at least 70% of Burzum or Graveland quality?

Haven't heard the nu-metal band #4 but the others are failures. The Absurd is like AC/DC with Bon Jovi on bass covering old Absurd; the other two are droning imitations that reflect aspirations toward failure.

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