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Interzone / Re: Birdbrain!
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:43:26 PM »
Be sure and let us all know when you find out.
The idea is to know you're completely alive, as opposed to stoically enduring the state of not being dead yet.

That is my contention, this state does not seem to me to be akin to life (the life of man). It seems to me to be a way to lock oneself away from the transcendent, at the expense of the worldly (which then becomes all there is). So you encompass the worldly, it flows through your veins and you are at peace with it. As ashes. Or rather, as a beast I suppose. Not the worst way to live, surely vital, but meaningless, purposeless. In fact denying meaning and purpose as delusion.

Interzone / Re: Birdbrain!
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:32:34 PM »
Much like a brain, but nothing like a mind. Calculating but not understanding. Processing, but never intuiting. Churning information, perhaps a bit like conscious logic, but a logic reducible to pen and paper. It is not thought. Being without thinking must be death, for what is more at peace than a corpse?

You know all of this reminds me a bit of nihilism. Letting go of all value has always meant to me to be a tool, lose meaning to find the meaning under. Not just... nothing. Similarly, subdue thought to discover the self, but obliterate thought to... what exactly? It seems to me a false peace, a dead end. One bereft of transcendence of any sort, but:

I dont want to be a crow, I dont want to be some kind of new man either. I just want to be a man, whatever that means.

Interzone / Re: The way things are - The way things ought to be
« on: February 17, 2014, 12:32:04 PM »
There is no 'way' that people 'are.'

I dont buy this. There is a great diversity of human nature, but there is also a lot we share, a human nature. Some environments will be better for us, some worse. Just like cats, or dogs or lions or sheep. Sure, people adapt. Sure, life goes on despite adversity, despite prosperity, but we cant adapt to everything. We cant shed everything as it pleases us, or survive where this nature is inverted. Cracks appear and widen and eventually some kind of equilibrium is reached at some kind of expense.

That is the `mainstream` metal media, a bunch of blogs.

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: February 16, 2014, 03:54:18 PM »
I hate Savatage after having had the misfortune to listen to The Wake of Magellan, the gayest metal album I have ever heard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k1TMhUxEgY

Interzone / Re: No God, no Satan.
« on: February 16, 2014, 03:47:44 PM »
Satan is not an excuse for evil. There is enough evil in the hearts of men. Anything can be an excuse, and the claim that Satan is some kind of distraction does not seem to have any merit as there is no demonstration of any such thing. If you have something to show in this regard I would like to see it. After all, leftists are godless and satanless.

Satan is real. Christianity itself has not morphed into anything, it is Christians who have changed (touched on in Dr. Charlton`s most recent entry). For if Christianity had indeed become what you say there would be no virtuous Christians, no even partially undeluded Christians, no good visible in Christianity. Ultimately, it is not the concepts, useful or not, behind Christianity that matter, but that it is true. With a rejection of revelation this can never be reconciled. Where exactly is your post by the way crow?

Interzone / Re: Thought #9.
« on: February 16, 2014, 12:21:22 PM »
Funnily enough, I also had related musings recently. It is a common pattern for those who wish to bear down on a group to bring in outsiders and place them in positions of power and authority. With nothing shared and nothing understood, without even the desire to, indiscriminate suppression is easy.

Metal / Re: Revenant/Henry Veggian Interview (2007)
« on: February 16, 2014, 11:35:43 AM »
Thank you for this great interview Annihilation. I wonder what would have happened to Incantation if Revenant kept going and got big. Prophecies... is fantastic, in fact I think I will listen to it again right now!

Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:06:46 AM »
I dont have good or bad days, Days are days, they pass. I have never considered it. Nothing can ruin my day and nothing can make it. Events I take in themselves. This is bad, that is good etc. but it doesnt affect anything else.

You dont make a good life by stitching together little bits of good time, but out of deeper meaning and purpose.

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:38:52 AM »
Blind Guardian - "Somewhere Far Beyond"

Man... is this supposed to be their best album? Its... difficult for me to tolerate, though there are a lot of delicious moments. Lost Horizon is better, much better.

Interzone / Re: Prima la Musica e Poi le Parole
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:10:45 PM »
I had never heard Salieri before, and listening to this opera I think it can be seen why his works faded away comparatively quickly. They seem to be very much a product of their time rather than something eternal, but I found the link quite enjoyable. Mozart grips the soul, this feeds it sugarcubes. Fortunately, sugarcubes are tasty.

Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: February 15, 2014, 02:03:07 PM »
Religion is a fundamental aspect of the human condition, irreplaceable. The drive towards the transcendental has never been explored empirically simply because those who have explored have approached it with certain preconceptions; whether they be utilitarian, social, material or even spiritual. Drugs are merely another experience in a list of the hedonic. Certain drugs do have the potential to kickstart introspection, but it is the introspection and insight that is valuable, not the drug.

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:33:40 PM »
Constantly listening to Saint Vitus, the first two Wino albums. I used to think Dave Chandler`s solos were mostly noise, but he puts enough structure in them that they turn into something else entirely. Kind of like Trey Azagthoth if he sucked at guitar. The lyrics are very powerful and very metal. I am usually not impressed by sordid tales of drug abuse but these are profound, not half because of the delivery, Weinrich is *ADJECTIVES*.

Metal / Re: Metal clubs, bars and venues
« on: February 15, 2014, 01:27:05 PM »
Check out the epileptic `moshing` (flailing) further down in that article, lol! Personally I think these are the best venues for live metal. Large concerts like Wacken have their own appeal, but imo attract too much of the herd. Despite that, what matters most in the quality of the act and the quality of their sound on the day.

Metal / Re: Melo-Doom
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:35:48 PM »
dead last, mate, at least listen to all the DLA bands! Skepticism may not be super duper ultra lost-on-an-island-with-some-metal-albums essential, but Ras Algethi is. Bethlehem has some pretty boring heroin addled rock music in later albums.

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