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Metal / Re: Movies
« on: September 06, 2011, 09:06:12 AM »
Dawn of the Dead
Apocalypse Now
2001: A Space Odyssey

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Metal / Re: Introducing intelligent people to intelligent metal
« on: August 08, 2011, 06:12:03 AM »
Or some well-adjusted people just actually enjoy socializing, exchanging ideas and feel seeking out potentially like-minded people can be rewarding.


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Metal / Re: Metal in the year 2011
« on: July 29, 2011, 06:56:04 AM »
From all the 'underground' hypes I've heard lately I think Sonne Adam and Mitochondrion might be worth something, although it's possible I was still in trance from listening to 'from wisdom to hate' that day.

Appreciate the recommendation. Very much enjoying their Armed with Hammers EP. 

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Metal / Re: New "Old School Death Metal"
« on: June 18, 2011, 08:46:33 PM »
Problem is most of these bands are little more than an exercise in style. I picked up Vasaeleth's 'Crypt Born and Tethered to Ruin' on a whim last year and while aesthetically everything is there, all the songs (possibly save 'Gateway to the Cemetery of Being') are just fucking boring.

Vasaeleth, Nominon, Encoffination, Decrepitaph, Necrovation, Father Befouled, etc... I think it's unlikely any of these projects will step out of the shadow of their influences. dm;wr


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Metal / Re: A universal symbol for "no review needed"
« on: June 11, 2011, 09:18:08 PM »
How about a dollar sign on the sail.

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Metal / Re: Coherent Black Metal Philosophy
« on: March 25, 2011, 07:39:15 PM »
They were not philosophers, or even crafters of philosophy.  That's the purview of Anus.com.   (And Liturgy HAWWWWW.)

Liturgy is like, really deep, like, transcendental black metal, man.

Fair warning -  I'm not responsible for any damage incurred by fists or objects thrown at your monitor as a result of watching this interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA_p2RLfpsk





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Metal / Re: Mortal Throne of Nazarene
« on: March 23, 2011, 05:23:29 PM »
The 'Angelic Anguish' EP only contains three tracks from 'Mortal Throne' which are bonus, live studio recordings that sorely miss the guitar tone of the full-length.

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Metal / Re: Mortal Throne of Nazarene
« on: March 23, 2011, 07:28:03 AM »
Who knows really, but count me in for thinking it should be included. The third and fourth tracks are probably forgettable, but the rest of the album, particularly the climactic "The Ibex Moon," destroys.

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Metal / Re: Refining your own musical taste
« on: January 04, 2011, 08:44:52 AM »
I'm a hoarder by nature, so I do constantly download. However I'm painfulyl aware that half my library is stuff that I barely listen to or like. Should probably go on a hard drive holocaust.

As someone with the same tendency I recommend it. With downloads so freely available and hard drive space plentiful it’s easy to lose sight of quality and become a hoarder. You’ll feel a renewed appreciation for the remaining music having made a conscience decision to cull the rubbish.

I still regularly explore new artists but it's important to exercise prejudice from time to time.


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Metal / Re: Indie Metal
« on: January 02, 2011, 08:11:01 PM »

Okay.
If you insist Indie IS a certain kind of music, how is it different enough from mere Rock that these false metals must be Indie-Metal?  And not Rock Metal or Metalled Rock? 

It's not different from Rock at all. The only defining quality of "Indie" is that it is relatively outside the mainstream; unpopular pop music if you will.

The only purpose I see the term having is to avoid the overused 'hipster' meme.

After all, few things are more hipster than, well, hating hipsters.



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Metal / Re: Metal in the year 2011
« on: December 28, 2010, 10:18:29 PM »
Though I have great faith in the intellect of Luc Lemay, I fear any new Gorguts will fall far short of the watermarks of old.

Possibly, they actually played some of the new material live this past year; videos are on youtube.

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Metal / Re: Metal in the year 2011
« on: December 28, 2010, 04:24:55 AM »
Disma - TBA, full-length
Gorguts - TBA

Both should be excellent.

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Metal / Re: Important metal from 2010
« on: December 15, 2010, 08:42:03 AM »
Undergang - Indhentet af Døden. Death metal aoty in my opinion.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGUSSeNgL9I




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Metal / Re: Long Hair in metal.
« on: November 17, 2010, 02:43:24 PM »
All of this talk about "not wanting to be grouped with the burnouts" is either a crock of crap or a hideously poorly thought out decision.  Do you not, when you look at entirely "normal" people, think "Hell, look at these fucking simpletons, with their consumerist capitalism, failed educations, willfull mediocrity, people fit only for the pyres"?  Others, when they look at us, think "Hell, look at these outsiders, they don't conform to our accepted norms, thus they must be inferior, and will never amount to anything".  I don't revel in being "different", I revel in being better, and also in being antagonistic.  As far as I'm concerned, I'm engaged in an odd form of war against the "common man", and I'm proud to display my colours, regardless of the opinions of others.

Then again, I'm still a teenager, and can very easily get away with this.

 I think that final statement informs the previous commentary more than you realize. Being deliberately "antagonistic" towards the world is fine when you essentially don't have to live in it.

Grow your hair, wear a leather jacket, do whatever else if it helps you find like-minded people with whom you can associate. Don't do it out of some "odd form of war" against the world, because honestly, the world doesn't give a shit and you'll lose by default.


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Metal / Re: Long Hair in metal.
« on: November 16, 2010, 07:49:31 PM »
Medium/short hair. Most here would probably consider it a faggy "core" look but it's a hit with women.

Agree with the burnout stereotype and it’s something I’d rather avoid. Some could argue it makes a statement but realistically outside of a metal show most are just going to assume you’re a computer programmer.

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