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Interzone / Re: How do you deal with "normals"?
« on: October 16, 2007, 06:01:58 PM »
Of course that Hessian doesn't mean "not normal".
Of course everyone is normal to his own parameters.
It is just a way of speech.

It is certainly an ineffective and potentially misleading way of speech.

Interzone / Re: How do you deal with "normals"?
« on: October 16, 2007, 05:14:31 PM »
I found a few 'normals' who are quite intelligent actually. (even though they don't listen to metal nor classical music)

I don't think normals are that different from us. Everyone is going to have different life-experiences/upbringing (And of course, different genes). All of these factors are intertwined in a very complex dance in the development of a personality, and it is very difficult to say, specifically, what makes someone 'normal'.

If I assume that a normal person is someone who is able to adapt and survive while possessing an 'average' mind and body; then, a 'normal's' thought capacity could be quite close to  the same level as any one of us (maybe even greater on many occasions?).

Then again, are they really "normals"? I don't think that listening to metal and classical music should be the sole criterion for labeling someone as 'normal'.

Plus, I don't think I would like to meet someone like one of 'us' since we have a tendency to be snobbish, depressed and elitist. On the other end of the spectrum, I dont want to meet someone who is as dim as a cow and annoyingly smiles all the time while making light of everything, either.

I think the 'normal' person can be quite sound of mind since they fall in between these two extremes (overly cynical versus overly optimistic)  and it seems that there are more 'un-normal' people than 'normal people.

Because of what I have described above, I find the whole idea of labeling people as 'normal' quite simplistic, narrow, and ridiculous since there are fewer 'normal' people than we really think.

Metal / Re: Metal improving in 2007
« on: April 27, 2007, 05:33:58 PM »
The hype with Immolation's new album is totally unfounded by me at least. Their latest lacked spirit. It wasn't much better than harnessing ruin.

Ruins of beverast: "unlock the shrine" was the only album of 2006 that I really enjoyed. So no, I don't think metal is improving in 2007.

Audiofile / Rise
« on: August 06, 2006, 02:09:31 PM »
Rise MP3s

"One of the foremost death metal bands from Los Angeles, Rise play brutal modernized old style heavy death metal. Their peak of popularity was probably when a member of Sinister wore a Rise tshirt for the photos on Hate."

Rise - Shadows of Ruins (1996)

Rise - Shadows of Ruins (1996, Mega)

Metal / Re: Post-2000 albums
« on: January 03, 2006, 08:13:00 PM »
I prefer
Abhorrence : Evoking the Abomination

Metal / Re: Post-2000 albums
« on: January 02, 2006, 11:35:35 AM »
Hexen - Blast Radius (2004)

the best thrash release of post 2000 era metal

Metal / Re: Tom G Warrior on Amazon.com
« on: January 01, 2006, 01:25:04 PM »

This answers the question, "Do metal innovators use cheesy online stores like the rest of us?"

Apparently, you do too.
But many have already known this anyway.

Metal / Re: Overrated.
« on: November 19, 2005, 03:27:41 PM »
This topic  is overrated.

Metal / Re: Examples of how good metal gets
« on: August 28, 2005, 09:20:13 AM »
Dont forget:

One of the Best: Insision
Other good ones:Atheist, Deeds of Flesh, Pessimist

I highly reccomend going to www.insision.com and download the 'imminent vision' track.