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Metal / Clannad
« on: May 23, 2014, 12:19:02 AM »
I was pleased to see a post about Clannad, who I remember my father playing on vinyl from my childhood:


Interzone / The Occult History of the Third Reich
« on: March 24, 2014, 11:12:40 AM »
The documentary contains mainly black and white as well as some color archival footage, with narration explaining the influences of alternative belief systems (occult, paganism, mysticism, etc.) on the Nazi ideology and Hitler's personal philosophy. It also documents the history and development of ideas and symbols and of the eugenics movement.

In the early 20th century, the young Adolf Hitler was just one of many German-speaking people attracted by a new Germanic mythology that combined ancient legends and esoteric cosmologies with cutting-edge theories of genetic science. In the hands of the Nazis, the result was a new ideology that saw racial purity as the key to human destiny.


Part 1: Adolf Hitler

Part 2: The SS: Blood and Soil

Part 3: The Enigma of the Swastika

Part 4: Himmler The Mystic

Metal / Comment!
« on: February 28, 2014, 12:06:36 AM »
I would suggest anyone who has enjoyed the resources this site has to offer leave a comment on the forum or the most recent post on the front page showing support/offering suggestions so it looks like people give a damn.

Interzone / The 'hubris' of atheism/science/physicalism - and the rest
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:20:03 AM »
In relation to some of the vague mysticism, traditionalism, and sometimes even outright (theistic?) hostility towards 'atheists' that occurs around here - one of the main charges against their opponents is the arrogance/hubris/gall of science.

A very religious charge, interestingly.

"Scientists think they know everything" is the basic line. This is, possibly, the biggest straw man, and illustration of lack of familiarity of subject matter at hand, in history.

I would like to call my first witness to the stand:


A a collective, there is a supreme humility towards reality in the physical sciences. Acknowledgement of doubt, and willingness to sacrifice time, riches, women and 'earthly' pleasures (has anyone attempted a PhD?).

This stands in contrast to movements and individuals throughout history who claim to be 'the voice of god', to have 'special access to the truth', and to characterize the nature of reality without ever having to wade into territory that is psychologically unpleasant or threatening. It is no surprise that religious ontology usually comes with an upshot for the individual - whether this be reincarnation, relaxation, a sense of 'unity', inner peace, disillusion of the ego, individual rights, equality etc.

Metal / Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:59:23 AM »
And so, it became time for me to manifest something tangible in the black metal spirit:


http://www.deathmetal.org/forum/index.php/topic,17975.0.html (all 4 tracks, on depositfiles)

I have been working hard on this 4 track demo for some months, and filtered through my abilities on guitar (which is not my usual instrument), and home recording capabilities, this is my first attempt to meld cold minimalism and ambiance with an element of structure and grandeur.

Perhaps you will like it,

Please lend me your feedback at any rate.


Audiofile / Imposition
« on: December 13, 2013, 11:56:51 AM »
Minimalistic black metal from Australia


Imposition - Memento Mori (2013, depositfiles)

Metal / Tristan und Isolde - Prelude
« on: November 25, 2013, 01:00:22 AM »

Among the most stirring bits of music known to man

Interzone / The engine of history
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:27:00 AM »
What drives individuals, social change, and revolutions. What is the engine of history?

Is it, as the marxists thought, material factors: like the level of technology at the time, or the particular productive arrangements?

Or is it, as Hegel thought, consciousness: ideas?

Can one man with belief change the world? Or will the world only change if it is ready to?

Interzone / Brave New World
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:21:48 AM »
Has anyone read Huxley's Brave New World?

Some edgy cultural critics recently passed judgement on its historical 'predicitons', negatively. I attempted to flame them in the comments section.

(Interestingly, apparently Huxley is now too 'conservative', because he gloomily prophesised mass produced 'art' (entertainment) and sexual promiscuity as the expense of meaningful relationships.


Metal / Help Fund a New Obituary Album
« on: August 13, 2013, 06:59:31 AM »

An interesting approach, not necessarily for obituary but perhaps for future possibilities in music. Bypassing record labels and, perhaps, bad trends?

But I doubt it. The reason why music is getting worse, according to Frank Zappa, is because labels are EVEN MORE hooked into trends as opposed to dictating to the market.


Metal / Darkthrone, a day in the life of
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:48:34 AM »
Fenriz is a postman and Nocturno Culto is a school teacher. Quite functional occupations, if I do say so.

Interzone / Varg Vikernes has been arrested for 'terrorism' in France
« on: July 16, 2013, 02:50:38 PM »

The press are sensationalising things. Saying he is a 'sympathiser' of Brevik. At the bottom of each article they concede that Vikernes critcised the attacks. Way to be full of shit.

Metal / Knowing ones place: Burzum and 0peth
« on: July 15, 2013, 04:50:14 AM »
Out of the whole of the newest metal Burzum album, i would say this is a worthwhile track. But it's not metal. In fact, it's closest to prog folk music or something using electric guitars. It has the melancholic and tragic vibe of some norwegian folk music too, or so I can tell. I posit that it's a very nice track, albeit in a different emotional mode than his classic black metal.


In addition to re-visiting ambient electronic music, and since leaving prison, Varg should have dropped the metal pretentions and created this sort of epic nordic folk music. It is what he seems to be into philosophically and aesthetically these days too.

This leads me to another band, 0peth. 0peth's pretention to play 'progressive death metal' is bullshit. It's nothing like death metal and never has been. However, their recent turn to classic progressive rock is, I think, a welcome direction for the band. They have always been unconsciously wanting to play this sort of music, and to finally embrace their 70's heroes. The move away from metal and into 70's prog displays honesty and the kind of 'good fit' which comes from no longer trying to insert a round peg (progressive rock) into a square hole (death metal).


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