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Interzone / Re: Folk music
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:20:57 PM »
Will someone please re-press the first Vasen album?

Interzone / Re: Love
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:20:36 PM »
But be careful, there is also an insidious virus called love. It gets people thinking everything is OK, there are angels to look over you, there are infinite parallel realities to relativize / trivialize your life and free you from the responsibility of its stewardship, there are infinite lifetimes of reincarnation to free you from any concrete goal of liberating yourself from the cycle, time is an illusion and everything is eternal so there's never any rush or urgency, "you" don't actually exist apart from the sea of love...etc.

Is that love, or self-love?

It seems to me that ego-negation, for most people, means that they believe the whole world is a creation of their own ego.

They can't spot the ego, so they assume it is gone, when really, they just draped it over everything and called it egoless.

Interzone / Re: Achievements
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:19:08 PM »
People like Jim Morrison are a fluke. But at the same time one gets to a point where they must make it happen.

Good point. Jim Morrison had a horrible relationship with his parents. That has a way of catching up with you when you hit 27, because when the image you have of adults is horrible and you can't imagine yourself as one of them, and because your childhood was paradoxical you can't leave it behind, you really have nowhere to go when childhood ends and so suicide or self-destruction become tempting options.

There's always one guy left behind holding a shovel, looking down at the fresh earth, thinking of potential evaporated.

Interzone / Re: Some praise for our volunteers
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:16:18 PM »
'Bout fuckin' time we got some praise :)

And donuts, if you all ever make it to visit. Lots of donuts. Sometimes they're made of steak covered with BBQ sauce, and we call them donuts to not offend the vegan neighbors.

Interzone / Re: Esotericism
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:15:29 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about your bunny.


Interzone / Esotericism
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:25:47 PM »
Exoteric religions tell you that a dogma can set you free.

Esoteric religious thought instructs you to explore and discover.

The best parts of esoteric thought are the hermeticists, the Hindus, and the Perennialists.

If religions were more like those... we'd all join.

But they're not very individualist/populist. More like solitary and contemplative. That's not a big seller in Idiocracy-land.

Interzone / Re: Achievements
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:24:27 PM »
I'm proud of nothing I've done.

Sorry to hear it. Wrong thread? I'd say so. We can start a psychotherapy thread.

"Help, I've fallen into Dostoyevskian moral abolishment and I can't get up!"

This question is harder to answer than it seems.

Is it?

Sometimes, it's too early in a life. Some of the best bloom late.

Others just end up burnt out hipsters posting on FMP. We commemorate them with flatulence.

You don't post there, so I think you're safe.

Interzone / Re: Suicide
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:22:30 PM »
When did human life become more important than everything? What's wrong with suicide? We have seven billion people on the planet.....you wont be missed.

Other than the insane, one group kills themselves more than others: the smart and sensitive.

I don't think they're defectives. In fact, I know they're not. I understand where they're coming from.

My will is to live, but that may be because instead of learning to be human, I spent my youth in the forest.

It doesn't mean we miss them less.

Interzone / Some praise for our volunteers
« on: July 01, 2013, 10:20:45 PM »
First, a big thank you to the moderation team here. The board looks great. Slow, but not inundated with shit. I spent some time on a large-famous-metal-board-that-shall-not-be-named recently and was blown away by the sheer amount of posturing and bad thinking. It was excruciating.

Crow, Jim Necroslaughter, scourge and the team -- great work.

Next, a big hails to all who have written for the site. It's a huge help and has kept the quality writing going. This in turn has made us more of a go-to place for CURRENT releases and thus we're reaching more people with our information about CLASSIC releases.

I should mention our art team. Art team? You know who you are. Lookin' good.

Finally, thanks to the people who've been sticking our links on random blogs with cryptic comments. We keep getting funny emails. But design blogs? Doesn't matter, it's working.

Before I get so focused on my mission that I forget all those who help with that mission on a daily basis... big hugs/drugs/massgraves-of-idiots to you all.

Interzone / Re: Anal hazing
« on: June 30, 2013, 07:56:32 PM »
This explains nu-core.

Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: June 29, 2013, 08:40:00 PM »
Saint-Saens? No way we lose him.

I don't support the Russians and while I like what I know of Mahler personally, I find his art boring.

This is turning into a typical internet cluster-fuck. I say go with E's advice.

Metal / Best Of Lists
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:57:41 PM »
I think they're a good idea.

Rather, I've realized that I'm an elitist -- I prefer quality/reality over quantity/sociability -- and thus I tend to like paring down to essentials, and really getting to know those.

I don't want to pick up third-string bands because they're interesting examples of that fertile transition period between classic Swedish OSDM and the melodic variant, etc. Or because they use a flute. That's hipster jive.

What I think matters is not form, but the unity of form and content. Together they make a voice. When separated, content becomes ranting and form becomes surface. When together, an object is made that unites the idea of the time with its outcome.

Thus I think it's important to have "best of" lists otherwise known as "best practices" listening lists -- if you want to really enjoy the genre, and not get bogged down in the forgettables the hipsters enjoy, try these.

I'm looking at Jim Necroslaughter's micro-list now:

His Majesty at the Swamp / Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins / Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism / Oath of Black Blood / Privilege of Evil / Dawn of Possession / In Battle There is No Law / Thousand Swords / To Mega Therion

Can't think of any I disagree with here:

* Varathron - His Majesty at the Swamp
* Necromantia - Black Arts Lead to Everlasting Sins
* Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
* Beherit - Oath of Black Blood
* Amorphis - Privilege of Evil
* Immolation - Dawn of Possession
* Bolt Thrower - In Battle There is No Law
* Graveland - Thousand Swords
* Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

However, if I were making a list, it would turn out differently.

I'd point people to Drawing Down the Moon before Oath of Black Blood.

I actually would point them to the first Immortal album, but only after they've heard Blood Fire Death and The Return, which are the two influences they hybridized to make it.

Immolation? Other than the carnage of the last three releases, which are just embarrassing, I'd point toward Here In After. It's more together.

Hard to limit oneself to such a short list! For example, I'd throw in Morbid Tales/Emperor's Return to go with To Mega Therion (and if someone ever edits the cruft out of the album following it, that too).

Ah well, you see how hard it is. And yet, how easy. Because you're selecting the things that really exemplify what you enjoy. Then all is purity.

Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: June 29, 2013, 03:50:56 PM »
No one in that list is bad, although I don't know Scarlatti. If anything, let's expand. The real problem is not many people have classical music collections beyond the introductory stuff, and that often metalheads are not motivated that much to expand.

Interzone / Achievements
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:56:39 PM »
What are you proudest of?

Per item:

What did you overcome?

What did your background not help with?

What changed in you in the course of this accomplishment?

Interzone / Re: Anal hazing
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:56:07 PM »
Pecking order? Don't you mean pecker order...

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