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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 15, 2013, 05:52:09 PM »
Just like the Holy Trinity?  :P

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 14, 2013, 07:59:26 PM »
Somehow, I think you're being sarcastic.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 14, 2013, 04:56:09 PM »
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Let me ask you:  how are chemicals summoned in the brain when not directly imbibing them?

They're produced by various glands/organs; however if you're asking what directs the production/amount of chemicals under various circumstances, as far as I know that's still a murky area for research. Perhaps most notably for depression - (does depression cause the release of certain chemicals, or is it a result of certain chemicals already present in the brain?).

However, this still falls under the realm of chemicals relating to behavior of the brain and doesn't provide any grounds for inserting the notion of a "soul".

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Eating magic mushrooms and tripping balls is not an explanation for the normal processes of a brain that is not under the influence!

It is proof that the human consciousness is dependent on chemical interactions.

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In fact you explain the exact problem with chemicals/impulses.  If chemicals are deciding everything for me...don't blame me, blame my chemicals.  My chemicals lord over me and I just follow orders.  I was the victim of my chemicals!

False dichotomy: your brain (and it various chemicals/impulses) is what produces your notion of yourself.

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Metal / Re: Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: December 14, 2013, 04:11:52 PM »
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The Ildjarn-Nidhogg releases have a somewhat fuller sound, but that's just because we used a drum machine for those releases. All Ildjarn releases are pure drums, played by me.

http://www.mirgilus.com/interviews/ildjarn.html

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Interzone / Anti-raciscm = racism
« on: December 14, 2013, 02:18:24 PM »
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Retired Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro wants a white man he convicted in 1999 of killing a black man to be freed — claiming Wednesday he based the verdict on his own reverse racism. The 86-year-old former jurist convicted Donald Kagan, now 39, of fatally shooting Wavell Wint, 22, during a struggle over Kagan’s chain outside an East New York movie theater in 1998.

But Barbaro told a court that, because of his viewpoint as a civil-rights activist, he didn’t consider a justification defense by Kagan in the nonjury trial.

“Mr. Kagan had no intent to kill that man . . . I believe now that I was seeing this young white fellow as a bigot, as someone who assassinated an African-American,” Barbaro, a former longshoreman who also served 23 years in the state Assembly, told Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice ShawnDya Simpson.

http://nypost.com/2013/12/12/judge-my-reverse-racism-made-me-convict-white-killer/

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Metal / Rolling Stone - 20 Best Metal Albums of 2013
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:40:37 PM »
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20. Darkthrone, "The Underground Resistance"
19. Mastodon, "Live at Brixton"
18. Stomach Earth, "Stomach Earth"
17. Melt-Banana, 'Fetch'
16. Steven Wilson, 'The Raven Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)'
15. Voivod, 'Target Earth'
14. Cathedral, 'The Last Spire'
13. Church of Misery, 'Thy Kingdom Scum'
12. Kylesa, 'Ultraviolet'
11. SubRosa, 'More Constant Than the Gods'
10. Clutch, 'Earth Rocker'
9. Inter Arma, 'Sky Burial'
8. Earthless, 'From the Ages'
7. Dillinger Escape Plan, 'One of Us Is the Killer'
6. Blood Ceremony, 'The Eldritch Dark'
5. Gorguts, 'Colored Sands'
4. In Solitude, 'Sister'
3. Windhand, 'Soma'
2. Kvelertak, 'Meir'
1. Deafheaven, 'Sunbather'

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-metal-albums-of-2013-20131211



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Metal / Re: Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: December 14, 2013, 01:18:04 PM »
I'd be interested in hearing the project move away from metal towards ambient. The last track is intriguing.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 14, 2013, 12:01:22 AM »
Now you're just talking past me - and you still haven't responded to my point concerning verifiable evidence of chemicals causing changes in mental states/behavior.

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Metal / Re: Death Metal Underground Weekly Newsletter
« on: December 13, 2013, 03:53:22 PM »
Death Metal Underground
Thanksgiving Newsletter 11/29-12/8
Because Metal Is Art


Does metal have a finite lifespan?

Keith Kahn-Harris, a metal academic whose work in metal academia has been covered here and elsewhere, writes that metal may be suffocating under the weight of its own success:

"Metal today is in crisis. Metal’s crisis doesn’t feel like a crisis. In fact it sometimes feels like quite the reverse. This is a crisis in which most are unaware that there is a crisis – and that is the crisis. The crisis is one of abundance."


Heavy metal shows piracy is not killing music, offers new business model

The music industry — and the television and movie industries — appears to be in free-fall. After years of having an exclusive means of delivery, its market hold has been fragmented by the internet and increasing distrust of big media. Looking over the past decade, the picture adds up to a slow and steady decline with downloaded forms of media failing to replace the profits of their physical counterparts.


Suuri Shamaani – Mysteerien Maailma

The esoteric ambient/organic noise project of Beherit‘s Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance, Suuri Shamaani, will see its Mysteerien Maailma re-released next week by KVLT in Finland (€ 11 pre-order).

Like Justin Broadrick project Final, or post-Napalm Death project Lull, Suuri Shamaani attempts to shape sound itself using overlapping drones and ambient noises to create internal harmonies. Mysteerien Maailma (commonly called the “mysterious mailman” album for its resemblance to that phrase in English) represents a more ritualistic and ordered vision of that approach.


Profile: Codex Obscurum editor Kevin Ord

There’s a seismic disturbance in the metal world. As the power of the internet winds up, the flood of information has increased to the point where people are searching for ways to reduce the data overload. As a result, they’re turning back toward zines, reviews and edited sites and away from crowd-sourced data and social media.

On the forefront of this change is Codex Obscurum, a formerly small but rising zine from the eastern coast of the United States. Staffed by volunteers, run on a non-profit basis, and dedicated to old school underground metal as well as contemporary developments, Codex Obscurum has won over its share of devotees.


Slayer Show No Mercy turns 30

Three decades ago, on December 3, 1983, Slayer unleashed Show No Mercy upon an ungrateful world. This event changed more than one band’s future; it helped launch the next generation in metal.

Combining the fluid tremolo strum of hardcore punk with the melodic song structures of Iron Maiden and the angular, rhythmically precise riffing of Judas Priest, Slayer sculpted from raw elements the future of death metal. With the guitars freed from having to emphasize offbeats, riffs became more fluid and tended toward phrases, jazz-style, instead of bouncy percussion in the style of rock.


Jeff Hanneman demos from 1985 released as Seeds of Horror

With the tragic early death of Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman earlier this year, it was inevitable that artifacts would unearth themselves, as has happened with the Seeds of Horror release. This album contains both demos for an unreleased concept album by Slayer and a demo from Hanneman’s side hardcore project Papsmear.

The Slayer demos involve material that mostly made it on to later albums but also contain some unreleased and unrealized material. Generally recorded with Hanneman on guitar and vocals and a drum machine for percussion, the demos include some conceptual material like the title track from which this CD/LP takes its name.


Sadistic Metal Reviews 12-05-13

What are Sadistic Metal Reviews? If you treat heavy metal like a form of art or culture, it suddenly reveals its inner depth. Labels want you to see the surface only. To separate the two, we must be brutally honest. Look for the occasional gem in the sands of sonic feces.


Dawn to re-issue entire back catalog through Century Media in 2014

Swedish black/death metal outfit Dawn returned from the chaos of the 2000s a year ago and have been steadily moving toward releasing new material since. In support of this, the band will be re-issuing its entire discography through Century Media in 2014.


The Heaviest Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Ever! by Janne Stark

Since the popularization age of search engines began, some have wondered if this spelled the impending doom of paper encyclopedias. If heavy metal is any indication, traditional methods of distributing information are still enduring.


Profile: Cóndor

To partake of underground metal in the current year is to keep eyes open for new possibilities. Because this is underground — meaning-first and surface appeal later, where everyone else does it the other way around — music, this requires looking past early limitations to see if a band has the outlook required. This worldview is a desire to make music in the true metal spirit, with a personal voice that reveals vastly impersonal truths.



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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 13, 2013, 02:48:45 PM »
You dodged my point completely about verifiable evidence: imbibing chemical x --> produces reaction Y, which can be predicted.


To the question of will:

Free will is denied in this scientific view. "Thought" is relegated to the same realm of chemicals/impulses/currents as the rest of brain activity. The brain is capable of organizing its reaction to various stimuli using the conscious mind ("self-control"), however this is communicated through the brain with the same material medium as all other thought. "I" am just part of the tools the brain uses for this purpose.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:53:58 AM »
Or the interaction of various impulses and chemicals in the brain/central nervous system.
I don't know that feelings are the best way to go about explaining the soul, but the problem I've always had with the *everything boils down to chemicals and impulses* is that chemicals and impulses are more an effect than an explanation.  It would simply be the physical/"measurable" component that coincides with the situation.  It almost makes it sound like chemicals and impulses are bumping around willy-nilly, randomly, arbitrarily, yet we know this is not the case.

Regarding effect vs. explanation: if chemicals were not capable of being an explanation, then consuming certain chemicals would not be able to repeatedly induce similar effects in a diverse number of people, of which these sensations can share much in common with religious experiences.

It is true that there is still much to learn about the interaction of chemical ratios and how this is interpreted by the brain, but that's not grounds for denying observable reality.

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Interzone / Re: What is wrong with deathmetal.org
« on: December 13, 2013, 09:43:55 AM »
What members' projects are worth being on the front page?

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This accusation is that we all sit around and rip on bands that are not cool enough for our standards, without giving anything back to 'the metal community' or whatever.

This assumes that bashing awful bands and praising the rare good ones does not help the community. It's the complaint of people who have no standards beyond whatever is in fashion.

These are also the "it's all subjective!!!" people.

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Interzone / Re: Meaning.
« on: December 12, 2013, 02:25:41 PM »
I'd probably burn the money.

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Interzone / Re: Which is the Soul, Exists??
« on: December 12, 2013, 12:42:15 PM »
Or the interaction of various impulses and chemicals in the brain/central nervous system.

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Interzone / Re: Global warming
« on: December 11, 2013, 12:07:20 AM »
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It is important to understand that "global warming" rests on the unproven assumption that there is such thing as a global climate.

I don't consider that unproven.

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The earth and life will persist regardless of the changes caused by industrial society.


This one, on the other hand...

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