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Metal / Re: Metal listening sessions
« on: June 13, 2010, 12:02:49 AM »
I'd generally prefer to listen to death or speed metal before black metal, probably because I associate death and speed metal with the more active part of the day, and black metal (especially more atmospheric types) with the contemplative, dreamy nighttime. I'd particularly like to try your idea of alternating classical and metal.

Do you consider time period / chronological order of albums when choosing the order you listen to them? For a while I've had the idea of selecting a substantial representative sample of the best metal albums, beginning with Black Sabbath's debut and continuing into the mid-90s (or maybe up to Oath Bound), and listening to them in strict chronological order. My hope is to get a sense of "experiencing" the evolution of metal from inception to maturity, with successive albums fulfilling possibilities opened up by the previous groundbreaking albums. As yet I haven't had the amount of uninterrupted time necessary to do this.

Interzone / Re: Weakling appeasers spread USA ass for world rape
« on: June 11, 2010, 11:43:39 PM »
Reminds me of men who can only fuck with condoms on

Would you rather risk AIDS?

Interzone / Re: Gross National Happiness
« on: June 02, 2010, 07:17:04 PM »
I encountered this in a completely unrelated search about Plato. It's almost 7 years old, but anyway:

Introduction of TV to Bhutan

How long will Bhutan's happiness last?

Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 01, 2010, 05:02:48 PM »
Flyers with half-inch margins:

International Day of Slayer Flyer - PDF, color, 7"x10"

On June 6, God is listening... version A - PDF, color, 9.3"x7"

On June 6, God is listening... version B - PDF, color, 10"x7"

Did you need a four-per-sheet version as well?

Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: May 27, 2010, 12:29:01 AM »
Mind? ;) That was my whole point in posting it!

Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: May 26, 2010, 03:18:37 PM »

Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: May 22, 2010, 04:29:18 PM »

Interzone / Re: Distrust of antidepressants
« on: May 20, 2010, 04:52:58 PM »
High school sucked. I was awfully depressed for most of it, and eventually went to a psychologist. I refused to take medication though. I gradually worked through my shit and feel quite fine overall now. I know some people who had problems, took meds (or self-medicated), and still have problems. I think "medicating" problems rather than "meditating" on them cheats people out of self-knowledge. So they keep repeating the same mental errors that caused problems before. But contemporary American culture places such a premium on boosting everyone's self-esteem that if anybody feels bad, it's a crime that must be immediately remedied and not a learning experience . For Satan's sake, let people be sad once in a while.

A careful review of the literature reveals that antidepressant medications only seem to have positive effects in extremely severe cases (the kind of debilitating, ongoing depressive episodes that would typically result in hospitalization).

I talked to one psychologist who also said that studies reveal "cognitive-behavioral therapy" (jargon for learning about what makes you depressed) is as effective or more effective than drugs except in extreme cases.

Depression is majorly an environmental thing, the psychologists and other fucktards who prescribe these little lies in a bottle don't care about the surrounding filth and degeneracy, they are concerned with people 'getting back to work', not with fulfillment nor quality of experience in everyday life and for as long as we treat people as items on a check list depression will continue to sky rocket.

Depression treatments aim to make people "functional," but generally to them "functional" means being a compliant company worker and participating in all the same social activities everone else does. Otherwise, they may realize that what they were doing is in fact, just as they feared, pointless and depressing. That could have been a wake-up call to consider their values. I've also noticed that many great men experienced periods of depression, but often they were spurred on afterwards to create their greatest works. (Beethoven, off the top of my head.) I've long been concerned that our desire to wipe away every little mental quirk or bit of unhappiness will destroy our ability to create.

I haven't heard the majority of those quotes, but I have heard that many of the founders were Deists. It doesn't surprise me to read Ben Franklin in particular criticizing the Church. I have heard that he participated in Satanic cults whose rituals featured orgies. (Perhaps he would've been into metal?)

Metal / Re: Metalheads who went on to greater things
« on: April 29, 2010, 03:30:38 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if there were many more out there who have gone on to do important things (or at least OTHER things), but whom we are unaware of because they don't advertise their metalness. Even in a relatively casual workplace, blasting Slayer while you draft project proposals is a little weird. The really successful ones are probably working someplace where they have short hair and suits and ties. I imagine the more influential they are, the harder they are to spot.

As an example of a FAN though, how about Russian President Dmitri Medvedev? I hear he used to make bootlegs back when bands like Black Sabbath were blacklisted in the USSR.

Interzone / Re: How ANUS has impacted my sense of humor
« on: April 29, 2010, 02:58:21 PM »

Then again, I might not have been able to appreciate your humor because an AIDS reference wasn't included anywhere in your satire... friend :)

Yeah, but there's so much AIDS going around already, why not try syphilis for a change?

Metal / Re: Metal Score Project
« on: April 27, 2010, 10:56:14 PM »
Immortal - Unsilent Storms in the North Abyss - MIDI string trio version

Bumping this thread, because this is one of the most potentially fruitful things going on on this board.

Interzone / Re: How ANUS has impacted my sense of humor
« on: April 27, 2010, 08:25:04 PM »
ANUS helped me quit heroin, lose 200 lbs., cured my syphilis, made my hair grow back into long, glorious Hessian locks, saved me from $20,000 of credit card debt, increased my IQ by 30 points, restored my grandmother's eyesight, and brought my cat back to life.

Oh, and yeah, I think it affected my sense of humor a little bit too.

Metal / Re: Why do stupid people like metal?
« on: April 26, 2010, 11:27:10 AM »
Metal is a deviation of pop/rock music, and most people pander to its violent beat.

I think you meant "derivation." I'm still confused by "pander" though.

power is magnetic, and metal's all about power.

So metal is magnetic, just like they taught me in physics class!

Of all of them, I would expect metal to be the last choice, because it's usually the most intolerant and least "welcoming".

I would disagree on this point, at least as it relates to the culture and community of metal.

I find metal to be very inclusive, in that if you listen to metal and vaguely look metal then you are part of the brotherhood - nothing else is required.

Right, but I was thinking more of the music than the scene surrounding it. Metal songs often portray the viewpoint of the oppressor - with deliberate hostility toward lowly sheep, whose doom may be described in gory detail. This is quite an uncomfortable thought if a hypothetical listener suspected he was one of the sheep. (Or not, if he never pays attention to the meaning of songs anyway.) By contrast, punk or rap (which I admit I have only passing familiarity with) seem to prefer the viewpoint of the victim - raging against "the man," "fighting the power." This is easy to identify with. "Hey man, I must be oppressed too, 'cause they don't let me do everything I want!" (Of course some metal also does this.) In those styles the anger isn't directed at you, but at some external dominating force that the listener is probably mad at too. Metal IS the dominating force - and its wrath falls on sheep like our hypothetical listener. That's what I meant by not being "welcoming".

Metal / Re: Why do stupid people like metal?
« on: April 26, 2010, 11:13:08 AM »
Another possibility:

4. Metal makes heavy use of historical, supernatural, and mythological themes, rather than mundane, literal themes, and so also appeals to people who are prone to escapism. They interpret the fantasy aspects as an entertaining alternative to reality, rather than an indirect reflection of reality.

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