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Metal / Re: Death Metal Underground Weekly Newsletter
« on: November 29, 2013, 08:05:57 PM »
Death Metal Underground
Thanksgiving Newsletter 11/25-11/28
Because Metal Is Art


Profile: Robert Plante, author of Demolition - The Encyclopedia of 1980s Metal Demos

Demolition – The Encyclopedia of 1980s Metal Demos will present an encyclopedic listing of the metal demos of the 1980s in handy book form as written by author Robert Plante. It will also review them. Most importantly, however, this is the first attempt to systematically chronicle the birth of not just a genre, but the underground itself through demos. This is part of of a literary explosion on heavy metal topics and specifically, underground metal.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/profile-robert-plante-author-of-demolition-the-encyclopedia-of-1980s-metal-demos/


The "women in metal" debate is resolved

It’s a perpetual favorite of late-night bull sessions and internet forums alike: what do we think of women in metal? Growing up with Jo Bench blasting out basslines in Bolt Thrower, the ladies in Derketa/Mythic making grinding doom, and knowing dozens of women heading zines, labels, and so on, it never occurred to us old schoolers.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/the-women-in-metal-debate-is-resolved/



Khimmat - Vos-X

Drawing influences from bands like Arkhon Infaustus, Khimaat contrive an assortment of unsettling atonal passages. The harsh production insinuates the cacophonous demeanor displayed in Vos-X and showcases a mélange of discordant textures. With anguish residing at the forefront, Khimaat move forward into parallels of torment and manage to unnerve the listener as the demo EP unfolds. Unsettling as much as it is gritty, the execution of Vos-X is a good effort for a first attempt.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/khimaat-vos-x/



Interview with album cover artist Francesco Gameli

Art direction for preparing album aesthetics is important for delivering a visual representation for the music that it banners. Francesco Gemelli has been providing visual artistry for numerous bands and other clients. With utmost professionalism displayed in his works, Francesco is expanding his work as art director for record labels and freelance endeavors. He’s amassed quite a hefty resume of album covers and logos.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/interview-with-album-cover-artist-francesco-gemelli/



Academic library stockpiles metal for future study

Dr. David Hunter is a music librarian at the University of Texas in Austin. As part of his work curating the Historical Music Recordings collection, Dr. Hunter stockpiles heavy metal for future academics to study.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/academic-library-stockpiles-metal-for-future-study/



Sadistic Metal Reviews 11-27-13

What are Sadistic Metal Reviews? We write about the artistic and musical side of metal, not how many teenyboppers or bloated old guys think it’s “fresh.” In the holiday spirit, we call metal’s turkeys what they are. Expect delicious outrage and denial, with the (occasional) quality release.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/sadistic-metal-reviews-11-27-13/




Five albums I'm thankful for

For those of you who don't have the (dis)pleasure of living in the United States, today is the national holiday where Americans gorge themselves on slaughtered turkey and mashed potatoes before spending hours watching grown men fight over a ball.

I know, you're missing out.

However, regardless of what may be occurring elsewhere; now is as good at time as any to reflect on the albums that made metal great. Here at the DMU we strive to recognize within metal, albums that reach toward something higher (art), and are therefore eternal.


Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion

Protagonist Tom Warrior writes in his book about the band that the importance of projecting image coherent with music was where Celtic Frost differed from other bands of the time, and that vision is present here in distinctive songs which more than operating by hook work by visual architectures having significance in rumbling epics of fundamental conflict. Vocals chant a cadenced encouragement to roaring sound and drums shadow development through guitar phrasing as bass fills points of tonal variation, forming together a lower registers resonance which through its thrashing of undulating riffs projects a hazy dreamlike vision into the subconscious metaphorology of majestically raw and human motions in music.

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/celtic_frost/celtic_frost-to_mega_therion/



Slayer - South of Heaven

The most darkly imposing of the Slayer albums, South of Heaven achieves a demonic sound through a breakdown of music to pure patterning, in which harmony serves a dark spirit rising only occasionally from the ripping chromatic riffs and chaotic solos that surge from one end of the spectrum to the other conducted by ingenious reinvention of inertia. The musical style lingers toward the more abstract end of the speed metal and death metal movements, with fast riffing that presages the work of Morbid Angel and Massacra balanced by intricate lead riffing in which grand visual aspects to a rhythmic sequence of notes are established.

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/slayer/slayer-south_of_heaven/



Incantation - Onward to Golgotha

Grasping isolation through an enduring musicality which encodes the experiences leading to the decisions that make complacency inaccessible, and thus guarantee alienation, this album is like a Paradise Lost for underground metal, putting together the most base techniques of metalcraft with the highest abstractions of thematic abstraction paired to a biological sense of self-identification.

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/incantation/incantation-onward_to_golgotha/



Demilich - Nespithe

This album is highly recommended - underground metal shooting off in another direction, but in safe hands. It's punk in that these players are not entirely technically obsessed and play sometimes a shade unsteadily, but progressive in that they reach beyond any metal structures known to humanity to create a language: a highly abstracted and intellectual, atmospheric type of death metal that works out its fractal by making sure every anticlimax is a peak view into the next dimension of its context.

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/demilich/demilich-nespithe/



Ildjarn - Forest Poetry

In the style of older Bathory black metal is reformed as a droning, techno-basic attack of riffs changing rhythm and structure over a fixed, energetic, repetitive beat. Without the trance-inducing effects of Burzum the insidious nature of black metal's nihilism is less inductive than confrontational in an album of fast blasting material in which the major beat never varies. Relentless violence becomes beauty in the evidence of melody emerging behind the chaotic and droning battery, which reveals the core of an evil understanding: the structure within the aesthetic.

http://www.deathmetal.org/bands/ildjarn/ildjarn-forest_poetry/



DeathMetal.org is the net's oldest and longest-running heavy metal resource center and home of The Heavy Metal FAQ. We treat heavy metal music as a form of art and culture, and we believe we should bring out the best in it. Our primary focus is death metal; but we remain open to new musical experiences, both within metal and without. To learn more, visit our information center at:
 http://www.deathmetal.org/about

To join our weekly mailing list, visit:
 http://www.deathmetal.org/mail/


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Metal / Re: Top 10 Worst Crimes Committed by Black Metal Musicians
« on: November 29, 2013, 07:35:42 PM »
#6 was found to be innocent as well.

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Interzone / Re: Jonathan Bowden
« on: November 29, 2013, 07:30:05 PM »
2.45 GB archive of Bowden materials, featuring both video and audio. Includes speeches and interviews on a variety of subjects, all from an erudite right-wing perspective.

Highlights include:

Julius Evola; Traditionalism and Perennialism
Savitri Devi; Living Paganism
George Orwell; 1984 and Modern Totalitarianism
Friedrich Nietzsche; Moral Inequality
HP Lovecraft; Literary Horror and Romanticism

...and much more.

https://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/7218222/New_Right

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is God?
« on: November 29, 2013, 03:35:12 PM »
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Third: man possesses a double nature, a phenomenal ego and an eternal Self, which is the inner man, the spirit, the spark of divinity within the soul. It is possible for a man, if he so desires, to identify himself with the spirit and therefore with the Divine Ground, which is of the same or like nature with the spirit.

This looks like dualism.

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is God?
« on: November 28, 2013, 07:29:15 PM »
Laws explain how reality operates, not the reverse.

Scientists seem to get confused over that.

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is God?
« on: November 28, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
Could you elaborate on that a bit Wild? I dont agree but I suppose there is no point pushing it. I would like to hear how it is more accurate though.

Don't restrain yourself on my behalf. I welcome any disagreement from you. My inner dialectic, I suppose. :D

As to accuracy, if God is declared to be a metaphor for Reality, what purpose does having the metaphor serve? It simply opens up worship to anthropomorphization of what is being worshiped and turns it into a symbol rather than something real.

The map is not the territory.

All religions (and a belief in SCIENCE) are an expression of a failure to comprehend the vast expanse of existence. I'm perfectly content to state that I'm just a domesticated primate that doesn't have a clue what's going on.  :)

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Interzone / Re: Who/What is God?
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:15:59 AM »
It appears to be far clearer and more accurate to just worship reality.

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Metal / Re: Decibel 100 best black metal albums
« on: November 27, 2013, 01:50:32 AM »
I don't know what to say.

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Metal / Death Metal Underground Weekly Newsletter
« on: November 25, 2013, 06:39:36 PM »
Death Metal Underground
Weekly Newsletter 11/18-11/24
Because Metal Is Art


Five things every musician needs

Those of us who have had the fortune to hang around the music industry for a few decades tend to pick up a few ideas about what works and what doesn’t.

If you are trying to get your music out there, you’ll get a lot of advice from people with agendas. They want you to do x so that they get y. What follows is generic advice for putting your best foot forward.


http://www.deathmetal.org/news/five-things-every-aspiring-musician-needs/


Demilich box details revealed

Back in 1993, Demilich released a killer album entitled Nespithe. The album innovated consciously in every way possible. It took the audience a decade to warm up to it, but by the time Demilich re-united in 2006 for a reunion tour, death metal had fully bonded with this inventive act.

Fast forward a few more years and Demilich is finally getting the recognition it deserves through re-releases of its classic material. These were originally planned in 2006, but got delayed a bit as the wheels of music justice ground. Demilich has just announced the release of a limited edition box set with a 44-page booklet, sticker and new cover art.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/demilich-box-set-details-released/



Black metal album titles illustrated like children's books

These pictures were originally innocent illustrations for children’s books. They were drawn by well-known but now deceased Czech artist Helena Zmatlíková who illustrated numerous books for children.

At some time after that, they were creatively edited by a member of Umbrtka who also writes for Czech Maxim. The innocence drained away, replaced by the eternal darkness of the blackest of souls.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/black-metal-album-titles-illustrated-like-childrens-books/



Deicide - In the Minds of Evil

If you break any ground as a band, you will suffer from momentum inertia. Your initial direction will carry you quickly to its end, and after three albums, you will find yourself with a loss of direction.

This occurs because in your vision, substance and form were joined, and you made a language out of what you wished to express. For some visions, a lifetime of specifics can be created; for most, there are big picture things to do, and then emptiness.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/deicide-in-the-minds-of-evil/



Cryogen - Continuum

Two revelations before listening to this: first, when I first got into music I thought talent and ability were rare; now I realize they’re commonplace, but the ability to apply them in some non-inert interesting way is rare. Second, that metalcore — the mix of metal genres in the post-hardcore style of “contrast without continuity” riffing — borrows almost everything it has from 1980s speed metal.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/cryogen-continuum/


Micro-songs: the shortest songs in heavy metal

About a decade ago, the trend of flash fiction or micro-stories seized the literary world by storm. The reasoning was that as people did more of their reading via phones and portable computers, they would want shorter, harder-hitting fiction.

Of course, metal was there first.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/microsongs/



Pink Frothy AIDS frontman says metal fans are "close-minded"

Heavy metal music gets a bad rap, not just from people who dislike it, but from people who claim to like it. The problem is that criticism draws attention to the speaker, so there’s no better way to stand out than to stand up and say, “All of this is wrong!”

While some critics of the current way are motivated by a desire to create useful change, most people are motivated by self-interest and change for change’s sake, which lets them seize attention and/or power. Pink Frothy AIDS’s frontman Mikael “Mick” Ĺkerfeldt recently attempted such a power grab.

His statements, recorded in a Metal Hammer interview via Metal Injection, are harshly critical of metal but suffer a gigantic logical “plot hole” that makes them totally nonsense.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/Pink Frothy AIDS-frontman-says-metal-fans-are-closed-minded
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Sadistic Metal Reviews 11-24-13

What are Sadistic Metal Reviews? These reviews address the music itself, instead of the social impact of assembling a public persona out of bands you claim to like. Since almost all human endeavors are mostly mediocrity, there will be tender self-pity follow by rage. Come for the laughs, stay for the schadenfreude… and occasional quality metal.

http://www.deathmetal.org/news/sadistic-metal-reviews-11-24-13/



DeathMetal.org is the net's oldest and longest-running heavy metal resource center and home of The Heavy Metal FAQ. We treat heavy metal music as a form of art and culture, and we believe we should bring out the best in it. Our primary focus is death metal; but we remain open to new musical experiences, both within metal and without. To learn more, visit our information center at:
 http://www.deathmetal.org/about

To join our weekly mailing list, visit:
 http://www.deathmetal.org/mail/

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Metal / Re: Decibel 100 best black metal albums
« on: November 25, 2013, 03:09:21 PM »
The list is terrible and anyone who disagrees should be sent to the GULags.

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Candidate for most clueless post-1993 `black metal` band. Unintentionally funny.

I don't know trystero, this is better than anything Darkthrone has released since 1995.

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Metal / Re: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:13:58 AM »
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Wagner makes me feel bored every single time I listen to it. It is not lack of concentration or interest as I sit through Beethoven symphonies or Haydn sonatas just concentrating on the movements in the music.  Even if I take the approach of listening to Wagner as I listen to Burzum (letting it wash over me and just "ride the tide" werever this stream takes me) I do not feel any pull, I don't feel like I am being lead anywhere.
 

I agree.

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Interzone / Re: The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:01:47 AM »
This was great.

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Interzone / Re: Do you attend church?
« on: November 23, 2013, 05:47:33 PM »
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Crowdism...It's external to the religion itself, which is widely misinterpreted.

I've seen you claim this multiple times, but I've never seen you talk about it further. I'd like you to explain why you think this is so, as I would maintain that what's presented of the Nazarene is a record of him trying to appeal to the LCD of his society at all times. The story is filled with praise of the weak, the sick, and the stupid.




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Interzone / Re: The Case Of The Mysterious Shoe.
« on: November 23, 2013, 05:42:43 PM »
What's A&E?

I'm glad you're back to the realms of the living...as to the foxes, not it's not at all obvious. I didn't know Britain still had wild animals, let alone foxes.

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Metal / Re: Pink Frothy AIDS Frontman Thinks Metal Fans Are Close-Minded
« on: November 23, 2013, 05:05:10 PM »
I love how the forum filtering automatically breaks the link.

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