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Metal / Culture Article about Black Metal
« on: April 27, 2008, 05:40:45 AM »
I'm not sure if the link to this article, or the article itself has already been posted; I even have a sneaking suspicion that someone registered at this forum wrote the piece presented (there was a lack of information about the writer available on the internet). Anyway, here is the link:

http://www.mcgilldaily.com/view.php?aid=6168

The Article is called "Everything You Wanted to Know About Black Metal but Were too Afraid to Ask" by a writer named Behrang Farshi. It is basically well-known information here, but I know that it has been asked before if outside sources would ever take an intelligent, notified glance at black metal. If I'm not mistaken about the nature of this writer than that educated glance is exactly what this article provides, and even if not then at least it is presented in a format that may carry some validity to the academic world.

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Interzone / Re: European popular music
« on: April 23, 2008, 12:05:51 AM »
What exactly is going on with all of these porn links?

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Metal / Re: Advanced Poetry?
« on: April 12, 2008, 08:41:07 PM »
Haha, thank you for the clarification. Also, nothing overwhelms me with boredom more than the groove-centered metal bands you mentioned at the end of your post. That's a different topic though...

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Metal / Advanced Poetry?
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:59:52 PM »
I've been pondering the purpose of vocals in the death and black metal genres lately, and found more questions than answers. Nietzsche describes music as the ultimate representation of the will because it is a direct link between sensual perception and the will of the artist. Modern music attempts to adopt the mantle of a poetic artform by using a lyrical focus from which the listener can construct a visualization of the artist's will. Metal obviously de-emphasizes a central vocal melody, but the best metal often carries with it in-depth lyrics that enhance, or at best narrate, the representation of will found in the song. Do you think that metal thus relies on poetry to construct an image through its music? If it does, then it does not conform to Nietzsche's definition of absolute music, which states that absolute music appeals completely to the senses. I'm not saying that it's lack of acheiving this state degrades the quality of metal at all. On the contrary, many a poem can be inspiring in the most profound ways; however, for a form of art that reaches towards not necessarily classical emulation, but the same will that fueled the movement of classical composers, you would wonder if any artists would forego lyrics or vocals in order to project their will in a completely abstract manner. Thoughts? Corrections? Suggestions?

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Interzone / Re: Sexual selectivity
« on: April 05, 2008, 06:16:08 PM »
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I know what it means, but choosing a mate and sexual selectivity are not the same thing. Choosing mates for humans is based on a variety of factors, while sexual selectivity refers to single traits that serve no other purpose other than attractiveness. Also, sexual selectivity is not "for the higher man", it's instinctive in all animals.

True, but I believe that man is capable of extending sexual selectivity to other traits. Intelligence, wisdom, and physical attractiveness can all become deciding factors in a discerning man's attempt to find a mate. If every man focused on choosing a mate that truly met his expectations, instead of settling in order to satisfy sexual urges or to end loneliness than our offspring would have a strong foundation from which to build strong values. The traits passed on from a couple such as this most likely would be helpful as well.

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Interzone / Re: Sexual selectivity
« on: April 05, 2008, 03:50:18 AM »
Honestly I have only been involved with two sorts of woman (albeit romantically, and not sexually); either they are intelligent but dependent upon relationships in order to boost their self-esteem, or they are what I call "fawns" which stare at me like a deer in headlights whenever I attempt to initiate a meaningful conversation with them. What has attracted me the most is a woman who is intelligent, physically appealing, and conveys a profound sense of personal strength. I've only met one woman who meets these parameters, so generally I tend to not dwell on the matter of seeking a mate.

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