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Interzone / Re: Metal today SUCKS, kids
« on: August 12, 2008, 05:12:07 PM »
Please list bands. We've now had about a dozen of these threads and most of them die because people post substandard crap and claim it's good. We're all looking for good bands. If you know of any, list 'em here.

I have not replied to any of those other threads so I thought to list really good active and obscure bands here with short comments about the relevance of each of them.

Then I saw the previous poster mentioned Lamb of God.

It was so depressing I changed my mind. Let nowadays metal die!

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Interzone / Re: CORRUPT forum gone
« on: August 12, 2008, 05:06:10 PM »
I don't buy into the "accusing" tone of the Corrupt statement. It's akin to the statements that projects like KRIEG send out regularly - totally uncalled for.

Why is it uncalled for? The users didn't step up to the plate, like most Krieg fans didn't. Fuck 'em.

Is it an appeal to people's conscience or what? What appeals to potentially contributing people like myself is the feeling that the project is vital and inspiring - beyond complaints and self-pity. Krieg was just beginning to make sense to people as a nihilistic/personal project who doesn't give a fuck about the "scene" when they suddenly stopped making sense by sending out the statements that they are quitting because the "scene" is too unfriendly to them. I understand that if the only use people had for the forum was leeching music, as the previous poster makes it sound, probably the statement was called for after all - as a "get the hell out of here and do something constructive". But it leaves a bad taste in the mouth of those who were inspired by the material but didn't feel the need to post tons of "Yeah, I agree" messages.

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Interzone / Re: CORRUPT forum gone
« on: August 12, 2008, 05:33:34 AM »
Since their inception in the 90's I've envisioned newsgroups and forums to have been built for, and stand for, very definite and mostly practical purposes. If this fails, it sounds like the only reasonable way to go is to take it down.

I don't buy into the "accusing" tone of the Corrupt statement. It's akin to the statements that projects like KRIEG send out regularly - totally uncalled for.

The paragraphs by ASBO are very generally applicable and should be automatically posted to all complainers!

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Metal / Re: This is what metal is up against
« on: August 12, 2008, 05:18:43 AM »
Sorry, I've met people with a Stanford-Binet score of 160 who are still a complete fucking waste of time - maybe not over the chessboard, but in pursuing a meaningful, intentional path in life.

Which by the way is what metal should be about, not entertainment.

The biggest problem with that "awsome" band list seems to be that it follows absolutely no criteria except someone's personal "likes"... that's no way to make a top list.

Regardless of what I stated about the meaningfulness of IQ, at least it's a solid criterion!

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Interzone / Re: When pigs fly
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:56:54 AM »
For a slightly dissenting view:

MP3s are a trend.

People are going to go back to buying CDs.

Exactly. I have observed this. At least around here everyone's rabid now about collecting CD's and LP's and I mean especially those of the younger generation who were basically raised on MP3.

MP3 becoming the rule of the day created a new atmosphere about physical releases that was not there before as such: one of support and appreciation. Distros and record stores flourish again because buying a cheap CD is an easy but satisfying way to show a piece of commitment to the "cause" - no marketing executive could have devised such a scheme!

However I don't know if this applies to other music besides metal.

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Metal / Re: Judas Priest - Nostradamus
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:42:41 AM »
Some of the songs seem to hint at the true compositional ability of Tipton and Downing that was evident in 70's Judas Priest, before they peaked commercially and started emphasizing crowd-friendly rockers. The problem with this album seems to be that it's an overblown rock opera, which as Heydrich remarked was a gimmick since day one. And moreover, it's not insanely enough overblown so that it would manage to break to flight from under the "half-baked" material... sorry to say this, but so far it seems I prefer the previous album which was the opposite of trying something new.

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Interzone / Re: The universe, contemplated
« on: August 07, 2008, 10:46:41 AM »
I think it might have to do with something Einstein showed: that regular physics works well for everyday situations, because they are not at extreme speeds, but at higher speeds, our physics breaks down. "Everday situations" seem to have persisted until we developed means of shooting things into space, but might it be the case that more holistically thinking individuals in the future will have an easy hold on the topics of space-time and relativity?

The crux of the matter is that all measurement / observation of time is dependent on matter (or light) interacting with matter (or light) in a different location. Plus we have measured that the interaction between particles itself happens at a certain speed. This means that whether the observer and the observed are separated by space (being in different locations at the same time) or time (being in the same location at different times) they need interaction to establish any relation. So you could visualize space and time as just two dimensions of interaction. Imagine that basically at each moment as much as you are interacting with space and choosing to engage with matter located to the left or to the right, you are also interacting with time by choosing your SPEED of engaging with matter. And as much as we are limited by physical possibilities in acting towards matter, so is there a limitation in choosing the time/speed.

Space cannot be measured without interacting also in two separate time points and time cannot be measured without interacting also in two separate spatial points.

I am under the impression that mystics, yogi, buddhists and magicians have reached these impressions by practices of meditation and mind control, where it easily becomes apparent that the whole sensation of time and space is dependent on the interaction with matter outside the body and also the state of mind, which can also be described as matter/light interacting, neurochemically.

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Interzone / Re: Death metal with good bass
« on: August 06, 2008, 11:28:52 AM »
How about:

BOLT THROWER
CELTIC FROST
SADUS

The first two are maybe not technical-oriented bass exercises but I find it enjoyable how bass plays a great part in the construction of songs of these bands. SUFFOCATION had some cool bass parts, right? I have an impression they had but it's been too long since I listened to any of it.

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