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Topics - Andrew

Interzone / Dungeon Synth
« on: June 14, 2011, 04:31:13 PM »
Some of you have probably heard me defending artists such as Mortiis as being underappreciated and on the very artistic level of the black metal greats.  My intent with this thread is to start a discussion on this type of music.  Is it great?  Is it good?  Is it nothing more than shallow cheese?  Why?  The type of artists that fall under this umbrella are Era 1 Mortiis, Wongraven, Lord Wind, etc.  There's a number of obscure artists playing in the style as well, though inconsistently successful.

Here's a refresher, or appetizer for those unfamiliar with this stuff:

Interzone / [META] Increasing vocabulary
« on: June 14, 2011, 03:48:01 PM »
The problem with this is that a lot of anus-people try too hard and end up sounding either ridiculous or incoherent, when what they're trying to say could be done with much simpler words.  While that's not inherently bad, as it is good practice for those usually young kids who do it, it is still a better habit to use language with a focus toward efficiency, making it much easier to discuss the complex ideas which actually require elevated speech.

Metal / Mortiis
« on: May 26, 2008, 12:59:30 PM »
I'd like to hear how a lot of you feel about era 1 Mortiis.  Anus has been my primary guide to quality music, but I have drifted off a bit, and I find Mortiis to rival any of the bands listed in the dark legions, especially his "Crypt of the Wizard" album.  While I predict that the general consensus here will be negative, still I do value the anus opinion since it has basically assisted me with finding 95% of my favorite bands, and it seems to have avoided him a bit.

I feel like I should at least justify my opinion for an artist such as this.  Obviously I don't need to defend his minimalism since there are plenty of respected bands here that are far more minimal.  His look I believe also deserves no defending since Immortal still gets respect here.  Yes, the person himself is somewhat of an asshole, especially after era 1, but it was pretty much established in the 'Protector hates nazis' situation that the person does not = the music.  Now my reason for liking Mortiis so much, is definitely beyond just liking catchy music or some shitty reason like that; I have felt the full beauty of Hvis Lyset tar Oss, goosebumps and all, and I still feel more, hidden beneath the simple melodies in Crypt of the Wizard than I have in any music ever, and its been this way for several years now and I predict will last for many years more.  

Interzone / Valscharuhn - Visions of Our Great Cosmic Destiny
« on: October 22, 2007, 06:24:38 PM »
I previously posted this demo from my own, one-man band in the market forum shortly before it was taken away... so now I'm reposting it.  It's free for you all to download in mp3 format so as to maybe get some recognition for this project.  I'm living in Alaska, so for anyone that thinks environment plays a large role on music, that might be of some interest to them.  I think this might be described as atmospheric ambient metal, although I'm not really sure.

Link to download:http://www.megaupload.com/?d=11DPR93Z

If you like it, please spread the word.