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Audiofile / Cemetary (SWE)
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:44:41 PM »

Metal / Variations of Black Metal
« on: May 25, 2014, 06:45:55 PM »
I was going to write an ode to black metal but I think instead I'll pose a question, see what others say, and maybe weigh back in.  First of all I was thinking about the curiousness of how black metal, a truly elaborate and monumental art form, grew out of the grimy underground.  My first knowledge of "undergound" was punk/hardcore/grindcore, trashy shit like Black Flag, GG Allin, Napalm Death, Anal Cunt, mohawk-style punk, that kind of thing.  There are some diamonds in the rough but you get the idea.  It's kind of trashy.

Now, death metal and black metal both have roots in the trashy grime as well, and although death metal did rise to impressive heights with some albums, I think black metal soared the highest.

But here is the real question:  if something like Oath of Black Blood and Old Morning's Dawn can both be considered black metal, what is it that links this wide range of expression?  I think progression of techniques are part of it, but behind the sound, what is it that holds the variations of black metal together?

Interzone / The way things are - The way things ought to be
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:29:15 PM »
As far as reality goes, there is no 'ought' and there is no way things should be.  Reality operates according to unchanging principles.  Let's rightfully acknowledge that.

But now let us talk about people and people-stuff.  There is no 'way' that people 'are.'  People will adapt to their surroundings.  I've seen it too many times to be told otherwise.  Low expectations result in low character, high expectations result in high character.  Challenge someone and they rise to the occasion.  Let someone off the hook because 'that's the way things are,' and they persist in their folly.

It is in this way that I say:  let us be 'unrealistic.'

Audiofile / Satan (UK)
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:01:20 PM »

Satan - Life Sentence  (2013, SendItz)

Interzone / Omens
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:43:19 PM »
Talking about the resurgence of foxes, bobcats, and wolves in the other thread, I know I have seen a resurgence of foxes and coyotes in this neck of the woods as well.  They always existed nearby, but they were never this visible or audible.  Foxes in backyards are something I never witnessed until the last 2 years.  There is a disturbance in the Force.

I read that a month ago a bizarre sea creature washed up on shore and now in retrospect they wonder if this wasn't caused by the same seismic shifts that caused the typhoon.  They claimed the same sea creature washed on shore somewhere preceding that other typhoon that happened several years ago.  I remember I read that one of the indigenous tribes noticed bizarre behavior from the birds and knew that it meant typhoon.  The fish exhibited strange behavior, so the birds exhibited strange behavior, so the tribe acted accordingly.  The tribe took shelter and survived while the oblivious tourists met their fate.

This all makes perfect sense.  Clearly, omens are real.  Once again, most modern intellectuals don't have the least understanding of how primitive or ancient people think.  It is clear that myths do not attempt to explain nature in the sense that science does, which is what is so un-creatively assumed.  It is, rather, that "myths" are stories or concepts that use aspects of nature within the story or concept to explain facts not of a natural order, but a logical order.

Interzone / Is Reality synonymous with Nature?
« on: November 02, 2013, 05:29:05 PM »
I say no.  Reality does not stop at nature.  Nature falls under the heading of reality, but they are not synonymous.  Reality includes the option to challenge nature, tame nature, divert nature, and amplify nature.

Audiofile / Desecresy
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:19:24 PM »

Interzone / Storytelling
« on: July 05, 2013, 03:52:01 PM »
Before the written/recorded word, stories were passed on by word of mouth.  The Iliad, The Odyssey; there is roughly a 300 year gap in between when Iceland was settled and when the sagas were written; obviously in between that time, the stories were passed on verbally.

It is easier to remember a story that is extraordinary than a story that is ordinary.  In order that the stories might be passed on from one generation to the next, the oral versions of these stories were probably embellished. 

Imagine you're lost in the woods, you set up a base camp and you want to go looking for food, but this is unfamiliar territory so as you go exploring, you leave signs along the way so that you might find your way back to base.  Similarly, the old storytellers left extraordinary clues to themselves and to future storytellers, in the form of fantastic embellishment such as trolls, dragons, talking horses or superhuman feats, so that they could navigate the story from beginning to end. 

At least this is my hypothesis!  When you have points A-B-C-D, it is easier to navigate than if you only have points A and B.  Once the stories were finally written down in books, the elements of fantasy had become an integral part of the story and so they stuck.  Memorization works better not when you memorize verbatim but when you memorize the big bold A-B-C-D points, and the in between stuff seems to fill itself in on its own.

The reason that there are fewer and fewer bold storytellers is because people have forgotten that a story is first and foremost an oral tradition.  Rather than storytellers we have "writers."  Writers work first and foremost with the written word.  William S Burroughs for example, is a very bold writer, but basically incoherent as a storyteller. 

Plato was right that books and the written word essentially weaken us and make us less bold.  We become reliant on the word.  The old storytellers were both bold and coherent.

Audiofile / Classical Music
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:19:08 PM »
Baroque Classical Music

Metal / Classical in Audiofile
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:26:11 PM »
So I'm trying to overhaul and streamline our classical collection.  It has been suggested, and I think it's a good suggestion, that we could completely get rid of some composers we have in our list.  We want composers that share the metal spirit.  Going through this list, who does not belong?  I am a little out of my league here and I think we have other members that are better versed in classical than I.  I go through the list and see the following keepers:
Bach, J.S.

So we can go about this two ways, we can either decide who does not belong from our existing list, or you can tell me who I have left out of my list above.  I am tempted to opt for the latter and go in with extreme prejudice and slash and burn all but the essential.  3 reasons:  1 - A pared down list is less intimidating to a novice.  2 - We want to emphasize the connections between metal and classical.  3 - So many dead links.

I am sure there are some composers that I've left out so help me fill in the list.

And by the by for new uploads I implore you to use SendItz.  It asks for a "friend's email address" but I've just been using two of my own differing email addresses and it's worked just fine.  http://senditz.com/

Interzone / Connecticut Shooting
« on: December 15, 2012, 04:56:58 PM »
Most people will analyze the shooting by trying to "figure it out."
I offer you something different.  I analyze by analogon.
Most people will say "ban guns."
I say:  ban school!
Most people will say "if he did not have a gun, they would not have been killed."
I say:  if they had not been at school, they would not have been killed.  You cannot deny that this is not true!
Only living people think death is a problem!
Death is a symbolic stake more than anything else.  Death doesn't actually "happen!"

Below, in audiofile, Metal Hall user "gevatterhein" has a signature that reads:  'The sooner you die the longer you're dead.'

I can not tell you how brilliant this man is!
If more is better, and faster is better, than it only makes sense that, as far as death is concerned, it is better to die sooner!
The faster you die, the better!
If only it were possible to be more dead than dead!
If only we could die over and over and over!

Interzone / Fate
« on: October 06, 2012, 04:24:54 PM »
Two shit-heads are driving and texting.  They crash into each other and die.  What caused their death?  What caused the crash?  Texting?  If they had been on foot and texting, they would not have died.  Maybe they would have walked into each other and said 'excuse me.'  So it's the cars then?  If they had been driving and not texting, they would have seen each other and swerved, so no.  So it's the cars and the texting combined into one factor?  But in the next town over, two shit heads are driving and texting and they drive past each other fine and dandy.  So no.  Happens all the time.  One person dies from a freak accident, the other person comes retardedly close to death and lives to tell the tale.  One person drives carelessly and lives, the other drives carefully and dies.  It involves so many unrelated circumstances and factors that one might as well call it fate.  Fate must be taken into account.  There is always a wild card.

Interzone / Anti-Atheism
« on: October 05, 2012, 07:48:23 PM »
I believe in God
I believe in the Devil
I believe in Zeus
I believe in Apollo
I believe in Aphrodite
I believe in Odin
I believe in Freyja
I believe in Loki
I believe in Ra
I believe in Isis
I believe in Quetzalcoatl
I believe in Huitzilopochtli
I believe in Cthulhu!
I believe in the Greek Gods, the Roman Gods, the Norse Gods, the Egyptian Gods and even the Aztec Gods!
I believe in all the goddamn Gods!

Didn't you guys hear??  It's the cool new thing.  8)

Interzone / Witchcraft in the Sagas
« on: August 11, 2012, 11:11:48 PM »
The world of the sagas is very rugged and grim.  The writing itself reflects this, but there is just enough quirkiness and humor (and it's hard to tell sometimes whether it's intended or unintended) to balance things out and keep you smiling.

The Saga of Vatnsdal primarily revolves around the sons of Ingimund.  The sons, primarily Jokul and Thorstein, have been dealing with the evil Mother and Son, Ljot and Hrolleif.  It is said that Ljot is a witch and that Hrolleif is also some sort of sorcerer:
   They journeyed and came to As and there was no one outside.  They saw firewood piled against the wall on both sides of the gable.  They also saw a little hut standing in front of the door, and a gap between it and the door to the main building.
   Thorstein said, “That must be the place of sacrifice, and Hrolleif is meant to go there when his mother has completed her rites and all her witchcraft – but I don’t like it much at all.  Go now and wait round the corner by the house and I will sit up above the door with a stick in my hand, and if Hrolleif comes out, I will then throw the stick towards you, and you must all then run over to me.”
   Jokul said, “It’s easy to see, brother, that you want to gain honour from this as everything else, but I won’t have it, and I will sit with the stick.”
   Thorstein said, “You want your own way, even though things will not go any better, because it seems to me that you are liable to be the cause of some mishap.”
   Jokul positioned himself in the pile of firewood, and soon a man came out and looked around by the door, and did not see the men who had come there.  Then a second man came out and a third, and this was Hrolleif.  Jokul recognized him clearly and gave a violent start, and the log pile collapsed, but he was still able to throw the stick to his brothers, and jumped down and managed to grab Hrolleif so that he could not run away.  There was no difference in their strength, and they both rolled down the bank, each lying alternately on top and underneath.
   When the brothers approached, Hogni said, “What monster is this coming towards us here?  I do not know what it is.”
   Thorstein replied, “This is Ljot the old witch – look how bizarrely she has got herself up.”
   She had pulled her clothes up over her head and was walking backwards, with her head thrust between her legs.  The look in her eyes was hideous – the way she could dart them like a troll.
   Thorstein said to Jokul, “Kill Hrolleif now; you have wanted to do this for a long time.”
   Jokul said, “I’m quite ready for it now.”
   He then hacked off his head and told him he would never haunt them again.
That's that.  Who's next?
    It is now time to tell of the man who was mentioned earlier and was called Thorolf Sledgehammer.  He developed into an extremely unruly individual.  He was a thief and also much inclined towards other troublemaking.  It seemed to folk that his settling in the area was a very bad thing and that no sort of evil from him would come as any surprise.  Though he was without followers, he was the owner of creatures on whom he relied for protection – these were twenty cats, they were absolutely huge, all of them black and much under the influence of witchcraft.
   At this time men went to Thorstein and told him of their difficulties – they said that all the governance in the region was in his hands, and that Thorolf had stolen from lots of people and done many other wicked deeds.
   Thorstein said that what they said was true, “but it is not easy to deal with this man of Hel and his cats, and I’ll spare all my men that.”
   They said that he could hardly retain his honour if nothing were done.  After that Thorstein assembled some men and wanted the backing which came with their numbers.  With him were all his brothers and his Norwegian follower.  They went to Sleggjustadir.  Thorolf would have no dealings with them; he could never abide the company of good men.
   He went inside when he saw the troop of men arriving on horseback and said, “Now there are guests to receive, and I intend to have my cats take care of this, and I will put them all outside in the doorway , and the men will be slow to gain entry with them defending the entrance.”
   He then fortified them greatly by magic spells and after this they were simply ferocious in their caterwauling and glaring.
You can't make this stuff up folks.

Interzone / The Tale of Bolli Bollason
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:33:24 PM »
Bolli and his brother Thorleik Bollason, sons of Bolli, son of Thorleik, son of Hoskuld, great great grandson of Ketil Flat-nose, son of Bjorn Buna, a powerful hersir in Norway.

Bolli and Thorleik are from Iceland but are back visiting Norway and staying with King Olaf:
As the spring advanced the brothers discussed their traveling plans, and Thorleik asked Bolli whether he wished to sail for Iceland that summer, 'or do you wish to remain in Norway longer?'
Bolli answered, 'I intend to do neither, and to tell you the truth when I left Iceland I had intended that people would not hear of me settling down next door.  I want you, brother, to take over our ship.'
Thorleik was saddened at the prospect of their parting, 'but you will have your way as in everything else, Bolli.'
When they told these same plans to the king, he answered, 'Do you not wish to dwell here with us any longer, Bolli?  I would prefer you to stay here with me for a while, and I will offer you the same title that I have conferred upon your brother Thorleik.'
To this Bolli answered:  'More than willing enough am I, my lord, to enter your service, but I intend first to travel to the destination which I originally set out for and where I have long wished to go.  Should I manage to return I will gladly accept this offer of yours.'
'You will decide your course yourself, Bolli, as you Icelanders usually intend to have your own way in most things.  But I have to say that I regard you, Bolli, as the most remarkable man to have come from Iceland during my day.'
Once Bolli had received the king's leave, he made ready for his journey and boarded a cog heading south to Denmark.  He took a great deal of wealth with him and was accompanied by several of his companions.  He and King Olaf parted the best of friends, and the king gave Bolli worthy farewell gifts.  Thorleik remained behind with King Olaf, while Bolli proceeded south to Denmark.  He spent the winter there and was shown great honour by powerful men.  He conducted himself there in a style no less luxurious than he had in Norway.  After a year in Denmark, Bolli began to journey through foreign countries, not stopping until he reached Constantinople.  After a short time there he entered the company of the Varangian guard, and we know no reports of northerners having entered the service of the Byzantine emperor before Bolli Bollason.  He spent many years in Constantinople, where he was regarded as the most valiant of fighters in any perilous situation, where he was among the foremost of them.  The Varangians thought highly of Bolli during his stay in Constantinople.

Saga of the People of Laxardal, section 73

That summer at the Althing Bolli met with Gudmund the Powerful, and the two conversed together at length.
Gudmund said, 'I want to say, Bolli, that it's men like you that I want to count among my friends.  I invite you to come north for a fortnight's feast, and will be disappointed if you fail to accept.'
Bolli answered that he would certainly accept this honour from a man such as him and promised to make the journey.  There were others who made him offers of friendship as well.  Arnor Crone's-nose invited him to a feast at Miklabaer.  A man named Thorstein who lived at Hals, the son of Hellu-Narfi, invited Bolli to stay with them on his way south again, as did Thord of Marbaeli.  When the Althing ended Bolli rode home.
That summer a ship made land at Dagverdarnes and was drawn ashore there.  Bolli lodged twelve of the merchant crew at Tunga over the winter and provided for them generously.  They all remained there until Christmas had passed.  Bolli then intended to make his promised visits to the north, had horses shod and made preparations for the journey.  They were a party of eighteen, with all of the merchant sailors bearing arms.  Bolli was wearing a black cape with his splendid spear, King's Gift, in his hand.  They rode northward until they reached Marbaeli, where Thord gave them a good welcome.  They spent three nights there in festive hospitality.  Then they rode to Miklabaer, where Arnor received them warmly.  The festivities were superb.
Arnor then spoke:  'You have done well, Bolli, in paying me this visit.  In doing so, I feel you have declared your great comradeship for me.  And no better gifts will remain here with me than the ones you accept at parting.  My friendship is also yours for the asking.  But I suspect not everyone in this district feels well inclined towards you.  Some of them, especially the Hjaltsons, feel they have been robbed of their honour.  I intend to follow you north as far as the Heljardal heath when you leave here.'
Bolli answered, 'I wish to thank you, Arnor my host, for all the honour you have shown me, and it will certainly improve our company if you ride along with us.  We plan on proceeding peacefully through this district, but if anyone should make any attempts to attack us, we may well repay them in kind for their trouble.'

Bolli Bollason's Tale, section 5

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