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Topics - death

Metal / Wikipedia's Death Metal page
« on: December 17, 2005, 08:31:59 PM »
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Any direct mentions of ANUS have been deleted by the shithead collective at wikipedia, but maybe ANUS can use more subtle measures to promote itself. One of these ways is by fixing the Death Metal page on Wikipedia, which currently is a sorry state of affairs, recognizing Cannibal Corpse and Nile as "key artists", not to mention the fact that it spends more time talking about things that are totally unrelated such as Gaytheburg than death metal itself.

Since most people on this forum seem to be on the same page regarding what is good death metal and what is not, I think it would be in everyone's best interest if ANUS users who had the time and motivation to would contribute to that site and start educating the masses about what death metal really is.


Metal / Necroharmonic Records
« on: June 09, 2005, 05:50:37 PM »
Label which carries a lot of old-school bands like Rottrevore, Gorement, Autopsy, Funebre, etc. and re-releases.


Metal / The A.N.U.S. Metal Hall banner
« on: May 07, 2005, 11:19:13 PM »
Can someone give me a rundown of what albums the album covers on the forum's banner are from? I recognize Amorphis, Bathory, Demilich, Burzum and Enslaved and think the one on the far left is either Imperial Doom or Like an Everflowing Stream, but can't identify the others.

Metal / Neoclassical (Heavy) Metal
« on: January 16, 2005, 06:22:02 PM »
I rather enjoy "traditional" metal that incorporates/emulates elements of classical music, aesthetic and technique, or at least what little I have heard of it. Granted, most heavy metal is uninteresting blues-rock to me but some bands such as Helstar take a much more articulate approach influenced by classical and baroque music.

While one of the focii of this site is the discussion of "Neoclassical" music, I find that this term is mostly used in reference to artists which are "neoclassical in spirit" (Burzum) but adopt a modern, almost expressionist aesthetic rather than artists working towards a genuine revival of classical music (through a different medium, in the case of metal). Suffocation's "Effigy of the Forgotten" may be deemed "neoclassical" on this site for its intensity, use of melodic phrasing and narrative song structure, but to my mind in such an instance the term "neoclassical" is misapplied. Truly neoclassical music is intended to be a revival of classical aesthetics and forms, something which is contrary to Suffocation's percussive, dissonant and discordant sound as well as the fact that this sound (and that of many other bands cited as "neoclassical") was innovative and entirely new. I've observed that many users of this board have made a habit out of substituting "neoclassical" for "good" when talking about music, and disdain this since to me it is inaccurate and misleading. Thoughts?

It may sound puerile to some, but I've developed an affinity for music which sounds basically like Segovia played on an electric guitar. Any recommendations for bands/albums, preferrably purely or mostly instrumental, similar to Cacophony's "Speed Metal Symphony" or Yngwie Malmsteen's "Rising Force"?