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Interzone / Re: News Sources
« on: January 09, 2009, 05:06:44 PM »
www.drudgereport.com for mainstream stuff

Metal / Re: HEAVY METAL "should be taken as fantasy"
« on: January 04, 2009, 11:17:56 AM »
Dunn's quote by itself is reasonable. The rest of the article sucks. I'm not sure if Dunn's 100% idiot, though he could easily be. He has no problem with watering down metal to please the crowd, as per his "Headbanger's Journey", but that might point more to a desire for profit and/or being still stuck in a crowdist mental state.

Interzone / Re: Introducing others to real death metal
« on: December 31, 2008, 12:06:34 PM »
I'm working on a mix of this nature for my little brother. He already listens to Morbid Angel and Slayer. Tracklist so far:

1- Obituary- Dying
2- Suffocation- Jesus Wept
3- Gorguts- Odors of Existence
4- Immolation- Burial Ground
5- Monstrosity- Burden of Evil
5- Viogression- Circle of the Divine
6- Divine Eve- A Somber Blossoming
7- Deicide- Revocate the Agitator
8- Incantation- Immortal Cessation (Maybe)
9- Demilich- Erecshrynol
10- Therion- Enter the Depths of Eternal Darkness
11- Amorphis- Privilege of Evil
12- Fleshcrawl- Inevitable End
13- Entombed- Left Hand Path
14- Dismember- Dismembered

It's hard to do. I'm trying to choose songs with good lyrics.. and kind of sample different styles, while keeping it accessible. I had Carcass, Morpheus Descends, and Autopsy on there but had to take them off to preserve flow. I'm not a real death metal scholar either, some of these bands I hadn't really listened to before attempting the mix (Thanks, DLA)!

Interzone / Re: Most people are useless
« on: December 23, 2008, 01:07:07 AM »
lol, just admit that you know ASBO is smarter than you and quit all this bitching.

Metal / Re: The role of bass guitar in Metal.
« on: December 16, 2008, 09:29:30 PM »
polyphony is the future...  two guitars and bass, all playing independent melodic lines, harmonizing and conflicting with each other, with percussion as an anchor and vocals as the unifying principle. that would be awesome. i don't think i've heard any metal yet which has fully lived up to the possibilities in that. someone on this site said metal artists should look to Baroque music as what they should aspire to, I hope to see this happen.

Interzone / Re: Can't access bands in alpha view
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:38:53 AM »
I like that the Doors are in the Heavy Metal section. Surprised me when I first saw it, then it made sense.

Interzone / Re: IRC #metal
« on: December 05, 2008, 04:45:28 PM »
personally i prefer the more user friendly mIRC, cuz i'm a n00b:


SSL support is supplied here:


Metal / Re: German institution bans 4 Graveland albums
« on: December 05, 2008, 02:39:22 PM »
what exactly are the consequences if they find a kid with a Graveland album?

Interzone / Re: Power chords redefine harmony
« on: November 27, 2008, 09:50:48 PM »

But isn't one of the primary distinguishing factors of metal the prevalence of the tritone? 

Not at all. Tritones were rarely used that often until the 90s, when bands thought it would make them sound heavier and cooler, which wasn't the case.

Huh? Tritones were used in metal since Black Sabbath. ...unless you mean a tritone used as a chord, which can sound pretty shitty, and is more modern I guess. I don't hear them very often though. Jewbob: tritones are a distinguishing feature of the relations between notes in metal riffs, but not the individual chords.

What's interesting is that the quintessential metal riff is essentially monophonic, meaning a string of individual notes with no harmonics... And the embellishment of that monophonic line, if any, is the fifth to each note (power chord) and sometimes in black metal the fourth (minor chord), but rarely anything else. Whereas in classical, folk, and pop, when a melody is embellished with harmony the harmony has to follow the logic of whatever key the melody is in:


in metal that rule is completely ignored... it gives a really granularized, bracing feel to the music. But it essentially keeps the music more boneheaded because whatever harmony there is, is a fake harmony. It's still a monophonic line, whereas with someone like Bach you have true polyphony. There's exceptions I guess, mainly in black metal. But what I find interesting about a band like Immortal is that they basically replaced the single-note and power-chord monophonies of older metal with minor-chord monophonies. Eh... I wish I knew music terminology better. Basically, I guess the point is that metal ignores the rules of harmony within keys... it almost gets rid of the idea of keys altogether.

Interzone / Re: Wikipedia deletes ANUS, again
« on: November 26, 2008, 08:34:38 PM »
yeah, wikipedia is run by pedophiles; that's not news anymore. wikipedia may have even had a positive effect, in its showcasing of the ineptitude of democracy: "wait- there will be disagreements over reality; and the resultant compromise will have more to do with popularity than factuality?!?!" who would have thought...

Interzone / The Wicker Man
« on: November 23, 2008, 04:41:08 PM »
uploaded it for a friend, thought i'd offer it to those who are interested:

The Wicker Man (1973) (IMDB)

anyone else love this movie?

Interzone / Re: Temperments of the Composers
« on: November 20, 2008, 07:06:57 PM »
what do you mean by pastoral?

Interzone / Re: Destroyed in seconds
« on: November 14, 2008, 04:24:04 PM »

Metal / Re: Is black metal finding God?
« on: November 08, 2008, 06:41:57 PM »
it's the logical next step

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