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Metal / Re: Proof that new Behemoth is essentially pop music
« on: November 26, 2010, 04:51:27 PM »
Hahaha this is great. Thanks for sharing.

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Interzone / Re: Are we freaks? Are they freaks?
« on: November 26, 2010, 04:49:05 PM »
The general populace of any era has never been a reasoning bunch. I don't think either side of the coin are necessarily "freaks"; there have been and always will be people like you, Conservationist, who see straight through the facade of whatever social memes are present while most of the general population is hobbling around accomplishing not much of anything, being pushed around (or, in our case, inundated) by their superiors in one way or another.

Thinking that modern society is so much different than any other time in human history as far as what's happening socially goes is a farce. The biggest difference is that we're much more destructive now than ever, but that won't go unpunished.

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Metal / Re: Origin
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:47:41 AM »
I'm bored with philosophical ramblings. Modernity is natural. Entertain me. Or maybe I need a break from the intertard.
From a deterministic point of view I don't see how you can say modernity is anything but natural.

Not for this thread; though, unfortunately, you decided to delete the one I posted to discuss just this in probably on the basis of simply not liking what I had to say.

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Metal / Re: Origin
« on: November 17, 2010, 01:32:22 AM »
HERP DERP
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They sound nothing alike unless of course "shit" in itself is made into a genre concept.
that wasn't clever at all. you people here are really boring.

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Metal / Re: Origin
« on: November 11, 2010, 02:53:47 AM »
until you realize that even the most generic metalcore sounds nothing like origin at all

you guys here are still really clueless about any music outside of your preferred taste

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Metal / Re: Origin
« on: October 25, 2010, 04:33:45 PM »
they were fun live. james lee has a funny stage persona and they obviously don't take themselves too seriously.

their albums? unlistenable.

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Metal / Re: Cybermetal
« on: September 18, 2010, 03:08:57 PM »
Blut aus Nord's The Work Which Transforms God has a dark industrial vibe to it in alot of spots, would definitely be worth looking into if you're into that kind of thing.

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Interzone / Re: How crippling is alcohol?
« on: July 23, 2010, 03:57:16 AM »
I limit myself to 2 beers a day unless there's a social gathering or special occasion. It's not very difficult, and I usually feel bad doing it if I haven't done anything productive yet that day and opt not to drink at all.

It's not that difficult.

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Interzone / Re: Is "social-life" a mockery of human-life?
« on: July 14, 2010, 10:30:01 PM »
It's perfectly ok to have a distaste for the norms of social interaction. You can be a well-balanced human being without going to bars regularly or discussing the merit of Toy Story 2; I doubt anyone worth their weight on society's back will really care very much.

It's important to communicate who you really are in a social setting to a certain degree. Passively agreeing with things you disagree with for acceptance's sake won't get you anyone's respect; you just have to learn how to disagree without making an idiot out of yourself.

For example, I became interested in my last girlfriend when she made a remark in a class discussion about women in the workplace that men get paid more because they're better at their jobs. That statement probably alienated her from most of the class but I knew there was alot going on in her head behind that statement, so a week later I approached her after class, introduced myself and brought up the remark she made. It sparked a 2 hour conversation that ended with us exchanging numbers.

Just be you. Everyone at least owes that much to themselves.

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Interzone / Re: Is "social-life" a mockery of human-life?
« on: July 11, 2010, 04:03:31 AM »
Thinking you've found quality people just because you can discuss philosophy with them is pretty stupid. I've talked to a handful of people who present themselves as intellectuals and though they may seem interesting at first it's pretty easy to tell that they for the most part only understand the philosophy they drool over on a superficial level and don't actually know how to apply that knowledge to answer more complex questions about life. My friend trolled a philosophy professor at UMass, the conversation went something like this:

Friend: I came to the conclusion the other day that nihilism is the only philosophy that can be substantiated by rational thought.
Professor: That's a mistake alot of amateur philosophers make.
Friend: Well, I mean, you can't really prove ANYTHING conclusively. For all we know this could all just be a projection and our brains are all in jars somewhere. You just can't know.
Professor: That's ridiculous. The amount of power it would take to power a system that could project a false reality would make that impossible.

The guy was not only totally missing the point but his retort made absolutely no sense. He's probably only used to people coming up and asking him what his favorite works by John Stuart Mill are and what he thinks about the Communist Manifesto. Alot of people are into philosophy for the same socially motivated reasons people listen to certain types of music and drive certain types of cars.

The best people I've met have been humble, reserved, and guileless.

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Metal / Re: Ideas for Middle Earth Compilations
« on: June 22, 2010, 05:44:06 PM »
Blind Guardian is absolutely essential.

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He said the current 'division' between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment - which goes against the grain of 'sacred traditions'.

There's the important part. We have created an artificial divide because we need (a) Gods outside the world (b) equality and (c) the illusion of our own Godlike importance.

Which is all well and good, except the statements, when considering the source, are utterly devoid of any credibility
Regardless, it's good that people are at least looking for reasons to give a shit.

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Metal / Re: Groove Metal
« on: June 02, 2010, 07:07:07 PM »
The name of the genre is enough for me to write it off completely.

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Metal / Re: DLA interrogates Wolves In The Throne Room.
« on: June 01, 2010, 06:14:18 PM »
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Emo/pop punk bands like Jawbreaker, Shoegaze like My Bloody Valentine = variants of indie rock. Musically, WITTR is this, with a little black-metal flavoring.
This is simply wrong.

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Metal / Re: DLA interrogates Wolves In The Throne Room.
« on: June 01, 2010, 03:01:26 PM »
1) Obviously it's exactly what you state it to be: an interrogation. I think the DLA was putting them on trial to see if they could stand up to the questions, essentially testing their credibility.
2) Classic trolling technique where a statement is made that has some basis in reality but is exaggerated or contains intentional logical fallacy.Ignore.
3) I can't answer for them but i HIGHLY doubt the staff enjoys or condones the ideology of this band. I like them though.
4) They never really attack the site, they just said they disagree with some of the ideas contained therein. Showing no signs of disagreement when you do in fact disagree is one of the worst forms of social ineptitude and I'm glad he brought up a point or two against the site.

Sounds like a bunch of bullshit to me. Nathan Weaver, the guitarist/vocalist of WITTR has a Thors's Hammer tatooed to his arm, and wears a Thor's Hammer pentant in the photos of "Two Hunters" album. There's interviews where he speaks about the need to RETURN TO THE HEATHEN PAST as well as citing Drudkh as an influence.
So what? People mature and as they do they refine their view of the world. It's not even that big of a contradiction anyway; going from saying we should return to the heathen past to saying we should tear the current system to the ground isn't all that big of a leap.

Also, Mjolnir is simply a badass symbol and giving him shit for choosing to adorn it deserves you a kick in the groin.


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