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Interzone / Re: Gary Gygax review of Conan movie
« on: January 16, 2014, 03:23:50 AM »
I have as much respect for John Milius, the director, as I do for Robert E Howard. I think the film captured the authors ideas perfectly, despite not following the established lore all that well (though, all the actors were required to read the Conan stories).

I wonder what this critic would say about the remake, or any modern cinema.

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Metal / Re: Lykathea Aflame
« on: August 27, 2013, 05:14:10 AM »
Upon multiple listens, I find the melodic sections to be some of the most incredible I've ever heard, but they are so brief and seem thoughtlessly interrupted by borderline brutal/slam riffs.

So, I entirely agree with the potentiality of a melodic/ambient metal album with the better material on the piece.

If Opeth had songwriting talent and ideological dedication to the genre, this may be what they would have sounded like.

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Metal / Lykathea Aflame
« on: August 27, 2013, 12:44:48 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IArBw3XIzF4

A recent find of mine, various internet resources seem to have very high praise for the album. Normally, inconsistency in musical style through abrupt aesthetic change within a song makes me dismiss an album or band immediately, but this was too highly regarded to ignore, and I really enjoyed it.

What are the thoughts here on it?

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Metal / Re: LLN (Les légions noires)
« on: August 27, 2013, 12:37:22 AM »
I agree about Vlad Tepes, it has a very heavy black metal feel, but much different than Greek or Swiss variants in the genre.

I think early and mid era mutiilation has much better songwriting than the other bands in this grouping.

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Metal / Re: Vinyl
« on: April 21, 2012, 06:19:42 PM »
I agree. I recently found Unquestionable Presence and Cause of Death on cassette at a record store, as well as Pestilence and some other stuff, and listen to them much more than anything I own on CD.

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Interzone / Re: What is our mission?
« on: April 11, 2012, 06:50:47 AM »
Due to the nature of the internet, and this site in particular, this idea may seem impracticable. Please offer some decent replies and avoid the stupid noise that's been filling up these forums lately.

We need to try and do something physically to establish identity, for ourselves here as a cohesive social unit, and to show intelligent outsiders that this not a "Nazi" site or a bunch of whiny tools reserved to the internet, but people who are capable of acting and are passionate about what they do. Perhaps this means creating a distro, putting on shows, or just attending shows together, but something other than the isolation that this currently is, considering most other metal forums are retarded and essentially uniform in their approach (messy, inarticulate, arbitrary opinion type stuff), so we are very much a singularity. Also I believe the denomination of Dark Legions will play a lot better than ANUS in attracting people.

Perhaps even something like trying to start an Appalachian trail hike (not the whole thing) only for metal folks of good taste may result in the creation of something bigger than what is currently, and unfortunately, an outsider movement in an outsider culture.  

Of personal aside, it's disheartening to see the discussion sink to a very low point. I've been posting and reading here since '05-'06 or so and it may be the only place on the internet for quality metal discussion.

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Interzone / Re: Spring is here!
« on: April 08, 2012, 05:14:13 AM »
I don't get it.

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Interzone / Re: Do any of you Hessians support Ron Paul?
« on: April 05, 2012, 04:51:09 AM »
Rosanne Barr seems like a good choice

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Interzone / Re: Lord Howe Island Walking Sticks
« on: March 30, 2012, 07:54:51 PM »
What bothered me was the "simulacra" that these animals have become, much like the American Buffalo, and numerous other macrofauna, notably birds of New Zealand that are restricted to a few small islands set aside for conservation. These animals are, unfortunately, genetically limited populations acting as a museum. In a state of nature life radiates genetically causing speciation, resulting in what we now call biodiversity (only because it is dying, the same function as multiculturalism in an acultural society), but these animals lack that organic emergence. I suppose this could contrast with Raccoons and English Sparrows, among a great many other species, that subsist with great efficiency in human dominated environments, but without the intention of the human subject.

So for me, it wasn't so much about inbreeding as much as the flaws inherent in conservation.

Inbreeding and genetic recession is a part of nature. Some species of fungi lose their ability to reproduce sexually altogether. The same thing can happen in higher chordates: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/n7122/abs/4441021a.html


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Interzone / Lord Howe Island Walking Sticks
« on: March 28, 2012, 03:27:20 AM »
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/24/147367644/six-legged-giant-finds-secret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years

Seems good at first, but there is something perverse about species conservation of this manner. Hundreds of individuals bred in a captive population from the same two parents.

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Metal / Re: Where to buy it?
« on: March 28, 2012, 02:45:03 AM »
No Colours Records has both the vinyl and CD of Ales Stenar. I ordered from them around 2006, so I don't know if they still do well with international shipping, but I received my stuff pretty quick.

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Metal / Re: Source of inspiration
« on: March 01, 2012, 12:28:18 AM »
The Red in the Sky is Ours maybe? It contains riff patterns like no other album, and was the first music I heard that required the sort of attention that made one want to write their own, if for nothing else, then to gain a more insight into the album.

As for recent stuff, maybe Lord Wind will spark the start of a genre in the same way that Sol Invictus/Death in June did. There's a simple uniqueness in the last two Lord Wind releases, and I think a lot of room for alteration and some improvement.

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Interzone / Re: Atheists now dumber than religious people
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:53:55 PM »
I wonder if the man takes himself seriously. He's certainly aware that being "controversial" is producing income for him, but this jackass is the Dr.Phil of well practiced physics/life science.

Perhaps the modern disillusion with religion and spirituality is an expression of the narcissist protecting his human rights to indulgence and isolation. 

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Metal / Re: War metal
« on: February 28, 2012, 11:37:18 PM »
The Australian stuff like Bestial Warlust, Destroyer 666, Vomitor, and others sounds like what Sodom did on Persecution Mania, which is a sound that really can't be attributed to any of the current sub-genres. The evolution of the genre is almost like how Grey Wolves have begun mating with feral dogs in areas of their range that are threatened with extinction; it creates something that thrives and is much like the original, but is markedly different as a product of circumstance.  

Axis of Advance is one of those bands whose songwriting method is beyond me. It seems clattering and raw but the songs are very complete and consistent, especially on Strike.

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Metal / Coroner and Tech-Thrash
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:56:52 PM »
What are the feelings here on the band Coroner of Switzerland?

Also Technical thrash from bands like Coroner and Obliveon seems to be the genre best fitting intellectual styled lyrics. This stuff, especially material from "From This Day Forward" era Obliveon and late 1980's/early 90's Coroner, seems to be very consistent in it's approach; more complexity in song writing over standard thrash equates here with intellectual lyrics.

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