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Metal / Re: examples of frustrating metal websites
« on: January 26, 2011, 07:35:09 PM »

Anyway, Pantrra regardless of quality are a metal band, so it's not irrelevant anyway.

Eh, hard rock at best.

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Metal / Re: Why do we all hate -core music?
« on: January 07, 2011, 04:41:48 PM »
I've been mentioning this band for a while; might as well provide a sample.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCbZir5kagA

Some of the only coherent metalcore I've ever heard. If anyone enjoys what they hear, I'll put up the album in Audiofile.

Great band, but I think the label just applies for lack of a better term.  I've heard some describe them as powerviolence, which was never meant to be a serious term, in my opinion, though people do consider it as such nowadays.  If they were to play a set today, it would be at a hardcore show.  I'll gladly download it if you provide.

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Metal / Re: Midwest Hell Fest - May 13-14, 2011 (Kimberly, WI)
« on: January 07, 2011, 02:32:41 AM »
I highly recommend SFN.  Bizarre stoner math-grind.  Will most likely go.

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Interzone / Re: Horror films
« on: January 07, 2011, 02:25:04 AM »

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Metal / Re: Death from Italy
« on: January 03, 2011, 02:24:01 PM »
BMTH not shitty enough?

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Metal / Re: Ethnic metal
« on: December 31, 2010, 05:20:15 PM »
I just discovered (this morning actually) Tengger Cavalry, which is described as Chinese Pagan Folk/Black Metal.  I would best describe it as doom/sludge in the style of Corrupted mixed with throat singing and erhu and various other Chinese/Mongol instrumentation.  Having long been a fan of throat singing from Asian steppe peoples, I find this quite enjoyable.  Before actually listening I figured it would be simply juxtaposed schlock, but I quickly found that to be an inaccurate assessment. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo8jAh-8us0

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Interzone / Re: Political/social philosophy of ANUS members
« on: December 30, 2010, 04:33:01 PM »
Confucianism: act according to your nature, respect the hierarchy to which you were born, work within the system, "have no twisty thoughts", equity over equality ("the treasure of states").

I never took the works of Confucius as elucidating a concrete political system, more a loose template for natural human harmony (which is possible and doesn't exclude the reality of conflict).

Confucianism is certainly inductive to communal wellbeing, if it's adopted by all individuals within the community.  I think Tokugawa Japan is a pretty good example of this - 250 odd years of relative peace and social stability, which was only rumbled by exterior (Western) influence (meddling).  Meiji Restoration can suck my cock.

Haha, good point.  That's the one downfall of Confucianism, that it must be "adopted by all individuals".  This requires a very diligent and well-educated populace, and a certain degree of selflessness and deference, which I rarely see in my current setting among the general population.

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Interzone / Re: Political/social philosophy of ANUS members
« on: December 29, 2010, 03:56:58 PM »
Confucianism: act according to your nature, respect the hierarchy to which you were born, work within the system, "have no twisty thoughts", equity over equality ("the treasure of states").

I never took the works of Confucius as elucidating a concrete political system, more a loose template for natural human harmony (which is possible and doesn't exclude the reality of conflict).

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Interzone / Re: Happy Holidays!
« on: December 25, 2010, 05:31:45 AM »

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Metal / Re: Long Hair in metal.
« on: December 20, 2010, 11:35:05 PM »
Nioxin.  It's quite refreshing.

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Interzone / Re: Books about economics/politics
« on: December 07, 2010, 06:28:54 PM »
"ABC of Economics" by Ezra Pound is an interesting read from a non-economist perspective.

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Interzone / Re: Bring back the traditional Duel
« on: December 07, 2010, 05:41:06 PM »
 Would you really want to spend a few decades in prison over an unwarranted punch?

That's exactly the reason I complained. Let's say a young loved one of yours is severly punched. He/she falls down, and you see it's fragile body drop and unconscious, with a great bleeding. The person was crying before being unconscious. The punch is so great in the head, that the person passes out and goes to the hospital with possible head trauma. The attacker declares to you that it was only for fun, and that he doesn't give a damn. (You doubt that that happens? Then you don't know humanity!). Can you honestly say it is right that, if you lose your mind and stab the guy, you go to jail, possibly to face anal rape, get AIDS and die?


You're attributing to me several things I didn't say and now you change your example.  I don't doubt at all that things like that happen and I see nothing wrong with self-defense.  Were I faced with that situation, I would do my best to beat the attacker senseless, but to let your emotions overrule that and kill the guy?  Sounds like you would be doing a whole lot more damage to everyone involved.  How are you going to protect your loved ones now if you're stuck in a cell, in a place where you'll actually need to hone your survival instincts on a constant basis?  It would seem that your overreaction and desire for instantaneous revenge would leave these people high and dry.  And now there's bad blood between them and the loved ones of the attacker you killed, leaving them less safe than before.  Whether you believe it's right or wrong, that's the way it is.

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Metal / Re: Listening to an album as a whole
« on: December 07, 2010, 04:37:22 PM »
I know "Transilvanian Hunger" has been said, but what a beautifully complete album.  I still haven't found another bm album as consistent as TH. 

Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Napalm Death - Scum
Massacra - The Final Holocaust (But I prefer the raw aggression of '88 demo version as opposed to the polished official release, though it's excellent)
At the Gates - Gardens of Grief
Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye (kinda pretentious, I know)

Though it was "Ride the Lightning" and "Master of Puppets" that initially got me into metal, there are definitely skippable tracks on both.  For the first time in years, I listened to all of "In the Nightside Eclipse", and I can't really remember why I used to enjoy it so much.  It just sounds ineffectual to me now as a whole.

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Interzone / Re: Bring back the traditional Duel
« on: December 07, 2010, 04:18:53 PM »
If you think that stabbing someone who punches you is a good idea then you really need to control your atavistic impulses.  Would you really want to spend a few decades in prison over an unwarranted punch?  Use your head, man.

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