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Interzone / Re: osama bin laden, dead.
« on: May 02, 2011, 11:28:14 AM »

congratulations america, you've dispatched a largely irrelevant figurehead. enjoy your symbolic victory and 'freedom and liberty' masturbatory nonsense. also, hasn't he been dead for a few years already, and replaced with a fellow who only vaguely resembles him? either way, i'm just hiding in a cave until the nauseating wave of mindless patriotism subsides after this one.

This is simply not true.  Al Qaeda is deeply theological in structure, and because of that his death will deal a huge blow to morale to them and others related to their cause.  Al Qaeda is not some shapeless formless entity with no leadership or structure.  As religious fundamentalists they emulate their workings in much the same way a church would, and its leadership holds the power and prestige commensurate with leaders of such organizations.  At least one person on this forum makes a living out of knowing precisely how this and other organizations work, so it might be wise to not talk out of your ass on subjects you don't fully understand.

And if others in this thread truly believe this is all some ploy by the government, or a conspiracy of some sort, you are indulging in exactly the same kind of "masturbatory nonsense" and mindlessness you claim to oppose.   

Interzone / Re: Cablegate
« on: December 01, 2010, 09:43:52 PM »
Nope, this shit is childish. The vast majority of things Wikileaks publish are open secrets anyways. They are just trying to whore themselves out like everyone else to secure donations. They aren't any more interested in transparency and honesty than the institutions they try to subvert.  What is funny is that they are about to find out what children they are in a man's world when the US government puts the fucking hurt on them: financially, institutionally, legally, any way they can. US intelligence agencies are almost assuredly hunting Julian Assange down at this very moment.

Metal / Re: [Movie] Such Hawks Such Hounds (2008)
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:35:53 PM »
I saw it, and I'll say that its worth watching for the segments on Sleep, St. Vitus, and Kyuss if you like them, but the rest of it is hipster bullshit. Most of the bands they interview are so hopped up on acid they can't even speak clearly, not that I think any of them would have anything meaningful to say if they could. The filmmakers do a good job of exploring the scene and charting its development, but they picked some sour bands to use as examples.

Metal / Re: TORCHE/MEN EATER live in Portugal
« on: October 19, 2010, 09:20:37 PM »
Torche definitely isn't great, but you could do much worse.

Metal / Re: TORCHE/MEN EATER live in Portugal
« on: October 18, 2010, 06:36:28 PM »
Didn't realize Torche was very popular around here. Saw them last year with Baroness and Pig Destroyer. They put on a good show.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: September 26, 2010, 08:34:17 AM »
Disma, Vasaeleth, Dead Congregation, Krypt, Necros Christos, Impetuous Ritual, Ignivomous, Mefitic, Encoffination et al are peaking my interest in death metal again. It's been years since I took new music in metal seriously, but I approach this wave with more optimism than I have any metal since the beginning of the last decade. Everyone appears to have their own "best" or "only good one" out of this new wave of Incantatiomorphs. Even if their isn't a great consensus on this style yet, at least various bands are stimulating interest. I have not digested all the above mentioned bands yet. I'm really not used to having to listen to this many new albums with potential like this. I wonder how much of it is me tiring of shutting out the modern metal world, how much of it is actual quality, and how much of it is just evil, crawly doomy riffs skating a lot farther with metal fans like myself than revisited Carcass, Suffocation, Darkthrone, Burzum or Deicide concepts. I like where some of this stuff is already and where some of it could be going, but I also just wonder if this new charge of Blasphemous-Crawling-Blackened-Doomdeath will ever really get out of Incantation's shadow.

I am rooting for it.

A huge thanks for this list of bands, especially Dead Congregation. Their newest LP is very well constructed.  And although I may be opening myself up to a shitstorm here, I quite enjoy the first four High on Fire albums.  Matt Pike's work in Sleep has been praised here in other threads, but I never see mention of HoF. Is it the connection with hipster metal that earns this band outsider status on this board?

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: September 03, 2010, 05:25:46 AM »
Can anyone recommend anything akin to Disma? I've already done the obvious and checked into the members' other bands if I hadn't heard them already (Funebrarum, Incantation), and I was wondering if there was anything else that would be essential to listen to from that style.  Thanks.

Interzone / Re: Hessian Martial Art
« on: July 15, 2010, 11:48:04 PM »
If we're really interested in martial arts as a means of defense, lets be honest: they are nearly useless.  Most likely, if you are a rational person, you will carry a gun for self defense.  In most situations merely displaying a firearm will end a conflict.

That said, in the US Army Soldiers are trained in a form of hand to hand combat generally termed "combatives" that includes mostly ground grappling and chokes.  It's fairly simple and the fundamentals can be taught in an afternoon.  As someone with no prior background in martial arts, I found it very easy to learn and use. I can also personally attest that even with a modicum of training in combatives, gaining the upper hand in a ground fight against someone else with little or no experience in martial arts is very easy.  However, one of the first things you learn in combatives training is that you will almost never be anywhere on a battlefield without a gun or away from a buddy with his gun.

For most people, finding themselves in a situation where they must resort to all out violence will happen maybe once or twice in their lives, if ever.  Being prepared for those situations is certainly a good idea, but let's be honest: carrying a fire arm is simply more effective than hand to hand combat.