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Maybe the idea of god or entity should be separated from religion, since religion is created by humans to convey ideas that aren't fully understood. Long ago, religion could explain the why's, but that's no longer true.
I consider the term of god as a "glue" that maintains everything in its place in an intelligent way. The watchmaker analogy makes a lot of sense to me.

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Metal / Re: Unseen influences in metal
« on: May 02, 2010, 03:02:03 PM »
Burzum's song:  Rundgang Um Die Transzendentale Saule Der Singularitat is clearly influenced by tangerine Dream, or Vangelis.
Dies Irae (The almost unknown norwegianband) in their album Circle of Leth: The intro reminds me alot Dead Can Dance

Classical and Baroque music were forgotten in the list of influences.

Also don't forget Bram "Stroker" and  some video games so Cradle of Filth could exist.
and don't forget... (long pause)...  Satan

That was for the "lulz"


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Metal / Re: "Heavy" Metal
« on: May 02, 2010, 02:47:37 PM »
I agree: There's a tendency for heavy music to converge at the same point. That's an statement clear enough that metal, to survive, will have to continue in the same vein. Long, multi-layered and intricate songs
that convey a message in an epic way. As a parallel I would like to name the Lord of the Rings trilogy. After discussing with many people, I always got the same comments: the book was too long, too many descriptions that seemed useless. In a nutshell: the movie was far better. Why? because it was a shortened and dumbed down version that could be easily digested by the masses that are looking for another elf/orc/knight adventure. Yet, to me, the descriptions in the book add much more depth  to it that the main history. The main message being hidden between the lines. Just like in music. That's why the new wave of
pop metal is so accesible to everyone.

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Interzone / Re: Libertarians and the Environment
« on: May 02, 2010, 02:34:41 PM »
This writing doesn't sound particularly constructive for an environmentalist. Environmental problems are too serious for individualistic solipsisms such as these. Take for instance climate  change: there are innumerable civilizations in history that did very well and supported large amounts of people without emitting any carbon on the levels we have today. Take for instance ancient egypt, how many people do you think it would have taken the nile to support for them to build the pyramids? Quite a fucking lot, and that was in the desert. If you do your research into the Earth's carrying capacity, which I admit is somewhat of a taboo subject, you will find numbers ranging from very low to very very high. Lifestyle is a huge factor. The problem isn't overpopulation, the problem is that everyone wants to live the american dream.

I don't agree with that. Firstly, I doubt ancient Egypt evolved in the dessert. I believe desertification was the inevitable result of building such monumental constructions. If you want an example, then check the Rapa Nui Island (Isla de Pascua) in the south pacific sea. Not everyone wants the "american dream". In many regions of the world people just wants to properly live, but desertification and climate change are making it quite difficult. In the past, tribes were aware of this. They knew their population couldn't grow beyond it limit, or it would be their fall.

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Metal / Re: Scenester Faggot Elimination
« on: May 01, 2010, 11:12:12 AM »
If someone cannot spell "Thrash" properly, then he should  immediately be taken out by force and executed in the public plaza for the "lulz".

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Metal / Re: Album Cover Artwork
« on: May 01, 2010, 11:06:07 AM »
The typical "Photoshoped to death" death metal cover for a (Pro-tooled to death" death metal band signed on Century Fagotry / Nuclear Fart. The covers used to be hand painted with very intelligent designs. Nowadays, the covers reflect the music, shallow and empty.

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Metal / Re: Summoning - Depressive as hell
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:51:25 AM »
Summoning isn't really depressive, but actually just slightly melancholic. I agree with Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame being quite "happy" in comparison to their previous works. 

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Metal / Re: Why do stupid people like metal?
« on: April 30, 2010, 12:48:06 AM »
Then again, is not the same quality of metal that is attracting the same type of individuals. Not everyone listens Demilich, or Morpheus Descends. Most listen Cannibal Corpse, Dimmu Borgir, etc... you get the idea.
That might be the difference between a headbanger and a hessian.

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Metal / Re: "Heavy" Metal
« on: April 22, 2010, 10:26:12 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSulR9Fymg&feature=PlayList&p=F332A55F797EBBD8&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=2

Only one instrument...
The third movement of the commonly called Moonlight Sonata.
I find this far heavier than any modern metal act.


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Metal / Re: Hideous Gnosis black metal symposium
« on: April 22, 2010, 12:07:18 AM »
Hey guys, let's add the word Transcendental just before black metal so we look smart.
No, seriously, wasn't black metal at the very beginning already a form of transcendence? Apart a few
pseudo insightful comments, the rest it's pure garbage.

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Metal / Re: Burzum - Belus
« on: April 18, 2010, 02:00:24 AM »
True, but the last ambient album came in 1999 which is ten years ago. A lot can happen during such a long period of time.

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Interzone / Re: Intelligence
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:58:37 AM »
Left field comment:  Don't forget chance.  People always forget about chance.  Chance plays a much bigger role than people generally like to think it does.  A genius won't accomplish much if he's mowed down by a drunk driver or sexually abused as a child or caught in a tornado.

Beethoven was the song of an alcoholic and abusive father, yet still managed to create the most awesome pieces. Why is that? The string will to. Many geniuses didn't have a lucky life. I don't believe in luck. Some things happen because of the inevitability of it. Although inevitability can be avoided. Intelligence and will help you overcome as many obstacles as you can.   

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Interzone / Re: The problem of inequality
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:52:53 AM »
Higher IQ doesn't necessarily means better individuals. Some criminals had and have high IQs yet they aren't really beneficial for society.
Although I agree with you that nowadays there's a strong tendency to consider everyone as equal even if it's clear that we aren't. And that's one of the many causes for the
decline of modern society, together with overpopulation, consumerism, etc.

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Interzone / Re: How to really piss off your parents
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:46:26 AM »
Or how about destroying this infantile thread?

The only worry on your mind should be to become intellectual and create sincere art, art not only a medium, but your whole being. If you are 'worried' about what your parent's or friends think, then you are a weak fool.

If you 'need' friends or parents, then you are an even weaker fool.

I second that.

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Metal / Re: Burzum - Belus
« on: April 18, 2010, 01:42:35 AM »
Perhaps he simply lost the touch after all these years in jail.

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