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Start saving your money this minute. The box set will be a one-time only, limited edition pressing. There will be no copies of our records outside the box set this time. This will be a unique offering that will make a massive mark upon the history of metal and quickly vanish into thin air.

Oh, and it will be the largest metal vinyl box set of all-time (beating out our Moonsorrow set) and one of the largest vinyl box sets ever created in the history of music. So really ... if you want in on this. Start saving now.


The complete works consist of more than 14 LPs of a band with one great album and three failures?  Damn, Emperor is not Beethoven.

Want to know why the metal scene appears to be struggling these days? Why there will never be another Metallica? It’s because bands don’t take any creative risks. They’re afraid; afraid to stray outside the norm of what fans have come to expect from them. Afraid to push boundaries. Most bands would rather maintain the status quo and re-hash the same thing they’ve been doing for years, album in, album out, with slight variations each time.

Gone are the days when we’d get an oddball left turn like The White Album, or The Wall, or Physical Graffiti. Why push yourself when it’s easier and safer to stay on the straight path?


Though, it seems that pushing boundaries to this author means bands should mix more Arcade Fire in their already hippie music. 

Metal / Re: Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 20, 2014, 08:25:57 PM »
To me, Oath bound is way better than Old Mornings Dawn though. OMD is quite uninspiring except for three songs.

Interzone / Re: Further ruminations
« on: February 24, 2014, 08:08:06 PM »
I think there are so many treasures in these forums. You should probably leave it as it is and focus the energy on where you deem worthwhile.

Metal / Re: How to make metalcore in your home
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:09:56 AM »
How to sleep with a pipe in your butt.


Interzone / Re: Birdbrain!
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:32:03 PM »
Excellent writing. Sometimes I wish I were a born native English speaker so I can interchange ideas with the greatest minds in the world more fluently. I've yet encounter one personal who can grasp the concept of ego-killing in my country.

Back to the topic. I feel wise people are always aware of letting their mind flow with the wind (if you know what I mean). On the contrary, undermen consciously or subconsciously allow their brain operating like a black hole: absorbing and twisting everything they see and read for the goodness of their self-image. They don't try to imitate the thinking process of nature/God but a CPU at hand.

Interzone / Re: Coursera introductory classes on Classical music
« on: February 09, 2014, 04:25:47 AM »
Thank you for uploading.

Metal / Re: What Are Your All Time favorite Brutal Death Metal bands ;D
« on: February 01, 2014, 05:00:43 AM »
As far as I can tell, Devourment, Dying Fetus, Skinless and Abominable Putridity are completely unlistenable.

Morpheus Descends and early Suffocation rule, and Scalpel's debut from the last year is not bad.

Metal / Re: Most black metal is fake
« on: February 01, 2014, 01:46:14 AM »
Some of the riffs are nice too, even on Prometheus, but the final product...

Both those albums are without focus, but am I the only one who thought Anthems was kind of decent? Sure it's not essential like previous works, and has some shitty moments where the whole thing descends into a blur of noise, but the last half of the album (especially "With Strength I Burn") is really quite good IMO.

I used to listen to Anthems a lot, but I don't remember that I had heard it thoroughly without falling asleep.

Metal / Re: How do people exit metal?
« on: January 25, 2014, 01:01:40 AM »
There is no glory in life anymore, the only time i have felt such is through hiking mountains, and even then there isn't someone else too far off your trail to do the same thing you just did.

Very true, modern life existence is soul killing.

Metal / Interesting: Black Metal Article on Radix Journal
« on: January 12, 2014, 03:42:43 AM »
Black Metal shares the fate of all complex and multifaceted phenomena that transcend their narrow genre identities and, similar to Hegel’s philosopher who is able to “grasp an era through thought,” are always ahead of their time, either by affirming, or by totally rejecting the spiritual foundations of the time period in which they live. Both require an ability to examine it from a distance. As the unquestionable product of Modernity, Black Metal paradoxically issues a death sentence to the Modern world.


Metal / Carcass thought Surgical Steel is just too slick
« on: January 12, 2014, 02:02:07 AM »
Liverpool, England-based extreme metal group Carcass recorded several tracks – ‘Unfit For Human Consumption’, ‘Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System’, ‘Captive Bolt Pistol’ and ‘Carneous Cacoffiny’ – at BBC Maida Vale Studios in London, England for an exclusive BBC Radio 1 ‘Rock Show’ session which is due to air as part of Daniel P. Carter’s program.

Carcass issued the following statement: “This should satisfy anyone who thought the (Surgical Steel) album was too ‘slick!!!’ TOTALLY live in the studio.”


It's bad+100 actually.

Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: January 08, 2014, 11:13:45 PM »
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness

This is such a great album on so many different levels.



Nifelheim - Nifelheim 1995

Nifelheim is a sing along death/speed metal retro band and this self-title album is their best.

Metal / Every hipster band loves indie rock
« on: January 08, 2014, 07:30:10 AM »
What kind of music would you say has influenced your own work?
“All of it. When I first started I suppose my main inspiration was a mixture of Darkthrone, Judas Iscariot, Krieg, Burzum, Swans and some indie stuff like Red House Painters, Mogwai and Radiohead. Now? Everything. Everything I listen to, anyway – from jazz and afrobeat to electronica, ambient, noise and experimental music, to metal, hardcore, hip hop, pop and rock etc etc.”


Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: November 12, 2013, 05:19:47 AM »
Nox Intempesta. Better than Satyricon, Vinterland, Old Man's Child and so many 1996 clones.

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