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Audiofile / Pentagram (CL)
« on: July 06, 2006, 02:17:24 PM »
Pentagram MP3s

"Some of the rawest metal from the 1980s South American scene inspired others across Europe and America."

Pentagram - Pentagram (1986)

Pentagram - Pentagram (1986, Mega)

Pentagram - The Malefice (2013) [ CD $9 ]

Pentagram - The Malefice (2013, Mega)

Metal / Electric Wizard
« on: October 19, 2005, 02:07:52 AM »
I'd like to know how the metallers receive this band.

This might be a little odd considering my fierce intolerance of mediocrity in the Black Metal... Drying Up? thread, but I've got a little time for this band.

Metal showed me that whilst catharsis and virulent negativity had it's place, the same power could be couched in strength and discipline. After navigating this change over the past few years, I return to a band like Electric Wizard (the lesser american equivalent might be Eyehategod, but they don't have the psychedelic mysticism going on) and perceive their degeneracy from a different vantage. They seem to reaching for transcendence in a pure extreme of self destruction and nihilism, which normally doesn't at all rattle my bones.

This admittedly might be analogous to the pot-smoker who has supposed visionary experiences and then believes pot to be profound. I'm willing to concede something like that.

For me though, the fact remains that our roots are in techno-industrial society, and we will have to pay it (like Godflesh did with Streetcleaner) and it's destructive psychological accompaniments (as do Electric Wizard) tribute before growing beyond.

In fact, I'd say this is the great thing about great metal, it skillfully navigates the boundaries between decadence and asceticism, or carnality and transcendence, most often by striving for the latter by paradoxically penetrating the former.

I assume SRP would not concur regarding the decadence of such a band as Electric Wizard, but I'm interested in hearing some thoughts.

Interzone / Jaaportit
« on: June 22, 2005, 05:53:03 PM »
"Some influential musical/visual/written resources:
Arcana, Angelo Badalamenti, Biosphere, Chopin, Harold Budd, Salvador Dalí, Philip K. Dick, The Doors, Brian Eno, Bo Hansson, Robert Holdstock, Richard D. James, King Crimson, H.P. Lovecraft, David Lynch, Nemesis, Pink Floyd, Radio Massacre International, Robert Rich, Spacelines, Steve Roach, Tangerine Dream, Tenhi, Ulver, Vangelis, etc.."