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Interzone / Re: Craft beer
« on: December 11, 2011, 11:30:45 AM »
Chimay's products are absolutely unbelievable. Another personal favourite is anything out of the Flying Monkeys brewery, based out out of Barrie, Ontario Canada. Smashbomb Atomic IPA FTW.

Metal / Re: Sorcier des Glaces - Snowland reissue
« on: August 26, 2011, 03:32:29 PM »
I did not see the thrash element coming. This is weird. If he outsourced a drummer, cool, but holy hell, rein him in! That kind of "hot shit on the boo-bams" is not required nor needed for black metal. His voice has progressed nicely. Riffs are good, but too self-aware.

Snowland was pure expression, this is treading familiar waters. I like it, wasn't expecting it to be what it is, and am ultimately not wanting to listen to it much more than I have.

I wouldn't put words in his mouth, were I you. Democracy's a terrible idea, maybe always, maybe not. I don't see where it applies benevolently to any task myself, even amongst a group of 165 IQers - they're still accepting the lowest common denominator as a go-ahead solution to a given problem set in front of them if they approach it democratically, which I doubt they would, since people that smart tend to look outside of their own ego at the larger picture which surrounds us all, something democracy has no traffic with. Democracy exalts the individual's immediate interests, as they agree with the interests of the Great Unwashed. No one can go forward in such a system. All are held back by the slowest moving member of the herd.

I guess, reading the above, that I agree with what you're telling Cargést he agrees with. So I'll shut up.

Metal / Re: Drop the Jenkem
« on: July 18, 2011, 04:36:33 AM »
Overall, far better than anything Blaspherian, Cruciamentum and Dead Congregation ever done.
This does not equate into a feather in one's cap. Just because you did something better than a horde of obnoxious morons doesn't immediately gold-plate your efforts.

Metal / Re: Reclaiming (or Replacing) Metal
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:20:35 PM »
No one should be trying to do anything in order to lessen the impact of hipsters. This is the wrong perspective to take on the matter. We should be seeking to make great art, regardless of whether or not it utilizes the medium or technique of what's already passed us by. Forget reclamation and replacement. Seek the stars above in your aspirations, and leave the crowd to it's floundering and recombination.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: January 22, 2011, 02:18:20 PM »
I will wholeheartedly support the...support of Ras Algethi - monumentally atmospheric doom. And I dislike doom.

Metal / Re: BURZUM's 8th ALBUM: FALLEN
« on: January 17, 2011, 02:34:12 PM »
As long as he didn't record on a fuckin' dieselharp, I'll be happy.

Interzone / Re: A little thought experiment for y'all.
« on: January 09, 2011, 05:27:35 PM »
Everyone always seems to give that argument - that people greater than 120IQ points would turn up their haughty noses at "menial labour" - yet my question to those who put forth the argument is, if a society happens to be composed of no one less than that categorization, than how the fuck does everyone feed themselves? Does no one of that intellectual caliber realize that SOMEONE has to get the job done, regardless of intellectual aptitude an/or fitness/superiority for the task? As well, do they not realize that there might be better ways of farming that have heretofore not been explored, that they might uncover?

I for one refuse to believe that the 120+ intellectual "elite" would flat-out refuse to get their hands dirty in furtherance of a better solution to what already is.

Interzone / Re: Utopia is a path to doom
« on: December 29, 2010, 06:24:20 AM »
"Why? Because every productive person is support two dozen parasites who can work at restaurants or..."

Gee, thanks.

Metal / Re: Metal in the year 2011
« on: December 29, 2010, 05:09:26 AM »
Yeah, Negativa was a let-down. As will be anything coming from Crimson Massacre. But that's neither here nor there.

There's still some things worth watching for - and besides that, there are still many classic recordings to draw succor from.

All isn't lost.

Metal / Re: Metal in the year 2011
« on: December 28, 2010, 02:12:21 AM »
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.

Averse hasn't failed to please thus far, I'm quite excited to hear that Sorcier is putting out new material, and I too would be pleased to hear of a new Summoning record.

By and large though, I don't want to look at these things with rose-coloured glasses; just because I loved them in the beginning doesn't mean I should turn a blind eye to any potentially abusive musical trespasses in the future.

...so long as they hit me where the bruises won't show, that is.

Metal / Re: Revelation: I like later Graveland
« on: December 28, 2010, 02:03:20 AM »
Capricornicus' drumming always left a strange taste in my mouth, but seemed to suit the overall dynamic of Graveland's atmosphere. I just wish more black metal musicians didn't use the "primitive, raw, decayed" aesthetic principle as an excuse for sloppy playing

I've only heard Creed of Iron (of his newer direction), and then only briefly, but it left me out in the cold. I hear what you're saying, and it makes me want to explore further. I haven't listened to any Graveland in years.

Metal / Re: Himinbjorg
« on: December 07, 2010, 05:07:32 AM »
Apologies for necroing a severely old thread, but I've been LOVING Haunted Shores over the last year or so. Don't even know why - it's simply striking a chord with me. Anyone else dig 'em?

Interzone / Re: Your own music
« on: November 15, 2010, 02:53:01 AM »
Already harped on this before, but, in the interests of chit-chat:


Interzone / Re: [META] Activities of our users
« on: October 19, 2010, 11:12:15 AM »
Forza Romana - I liked a lot of the ideas I heard in the updated Pagan Fire; two things, and maybe a third:

1) I like the dissolution into simple strung chords halfway through - especially juxtaposed against what came before it - but the riff underlying the solo needs to follow suit with what you turned it into at 2:17. At that point, the riff is like post-coital bliss, and then when you break into the riff at 2:55, you expect ME to get up and get YOU a glass of WATER? Do it yourself, woman. (Basically, I've had a lot of emotional battering up to that point, and it's a bit much to expect me to be able to get riled up again 38 seconds later. Use the cathartic space you just made available to yourself.)

2) Watch your mixing - the lead guitar is a trifle overstated in the mix, especially so come the solo.

3) Not to harp on what's considered to be an irrelevancy for most, but the drums DO set up riffs to come and riffs that have gone; there needs to be some variety, both within the rhythms supporting riff and the fills (which I notice are completely absent) used to foreshadow the coming melodic phrase, or else everything risks becoming too linear..

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