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Interzone / Re: Audio turns to visual in the mind
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:25:18 AM »
Does an appreciation for metal follow as a direct consequence of drug usage?
Do all, or most, metal aficionados use drugs?

No, not at all I would imagine, though drug use isnt exactly frowned upon and marijuana keeps popping up where metalheads are. It isnt say, a part of the culture like it may be in reggae etc.

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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:22:22 AM »
I believe it will be reborn, body and all eventually. Yes, I do believe some essence will survive after my death, which shall be me diminished until it is made whole.

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Metal / Re: What Band are you listening today?
« on: November 12, 2013, 03:00:47 AM »
Paradise Lost - Gothic

Ignored this album for years because I believed this is where they started to explore shit I dont like. It made the front page recently but I still didnt bother to listen to it. I love the first album, Lost Paradise, and I was listening to that Vallenfyre album, ruminating about how shitty it was when it occured to me; I dont need to waste my time on this, the 2nd Paradise Lost album couldnt possibly be worse!

After checking it out I really regret not doing so earlier. Yes, it contains elements that are pretty cheesy (think 2nd album Septic Flesh), but at the same time it contains a refinement of the style developed on Lost Paradise. Greg Mackintosh is just amazing on that album. Currently enjoying this track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0drLbh85Cw8

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Metal / Re: Moonsorrow
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:52:36 AM »
Dont like them. They drag on for far too long about not much at all. The aesthetic is very pleasant, some of the riffs are nice. It makes good background music. I dont know about hijacking, because I dont think it really aims for that much anyway. Wild is right, stadium metal. This is retooled heavy metal music, which can be nice to listen to, but doesnt really have any legs to it. Maybe you could justify hijacking by saying it is one of those bands that can easily trick people (through no fault of Moonsorrow) into thinking the aspirations of the music are greater than they are.

I have actually had a bit of a change of heart about the influence of heavy metal and overall simplicity in modern bands. I think this could possibly lead to something great again. People are getting tired of needlessly `complex` (just busy/noisy) tech-death and stuff like the new gorguts which is just intolerable. The OSDM fad also seems to be on its way out, with only the genuine bands remaining. Sure, bands right now are still not exactly great, but looking at stuff like Cromlech on the front page; a new wave of heavy metal music on the horizon perhaps?

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Interzone / Re: How's it going?
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:44:01 AM »
That translation turned out okay after all, hail Chile.

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Interzone / Re: Introductions
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:40:35 AM »
Rafael perhaps it would be best to remove your full name, you never know what can come back to haunt you these days on the internet, though at the same time if you wear it dauntlessly I can respect that.

Also I wanted to say despite your English I really admire your spirit and enthusiasm when it comes to metal.

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Interzone / Re: If it really is me.
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:37:07 AM »
My body is me as much as any other part of myself is me. I am not a spirit animating a robot, but flesh and blood through and through. Without my flesh I would be something else, if I was at all. I wondered about this for some time, but eventually reached the conclusion that there is no separation there. The physical process of thought and the metaphysical element are all one. Neurons fire, creativity is born, not one without the other.

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Interzone / Re: Hello
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:33:38 AM »
Welcome to the forum my friend, when I finally joined after years of lurking I was left wondering why I didnt do it earlier, so maybe it will be the same for you. Anyway, are you also into metal music?

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Interzone / Re: Audio turns to visual in the mind
« on: November 12, 2013, 02:28:49 AM »
Metal with very descriptive lyrics (like say, Sacramentum on FaftS) paints the imagery in my mind with the music. I envision it like film, with cuts etc. appropriate to the music. This despite not liking film much at all.

Other times I envision it as streams, with different instruments each occupying one tributary. I suppose this is different from actually seeing notes etc. or percieving them spatially.

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Metal / Re: Goatcraft review on Invisible Hipstoranges
« on: November 11, 2013, 12:32:06 AM »
I think at times it is genuinely brilliant. It plays with ambience well, it is like metal in a way. Some of it at least, but then it meanders and goes nowhere, or just ends.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: November 09, 2013, 06:23:21 PM »
Yo trystero, big thanks for that Pathologist rec. At first the one track I heard was OK but the whole album just kills. I like how they are able to drop into 'groovy' riffs that are neither nu-metal nor Brotera related. They also have some just plain weird melodic ideas too, like the riff isn't supposed to make sense but they MAKE it make sense. I've been listening to the album consistently over the past few weeks. While I wouldn't class it in the top tier of grindcore (early Napalm Death, Blood, Assuck, etc), it's definitely an A-grade album.

You`re very welcome, my man gets it. I deliberately didnt link you something like Uterogestation to Abortion or Infectious Agonizing Parasitism. I dont like to ruin the surprise of these albums, so I generally link the first track. Luckily in this case that track is a winner.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: November 09, 2013, 02:53:11 AM »
Well the first song of that didnt make sense until the end, when it came together. Second one opens well, lets see how it goes.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:52:19 AM »
Man, that Manilla Road album , Crystal Logic was a snooze fest.  They totally rip off one of Angel Witch's songs riff for riff.  I will give the next Manilla Road album a listen though to see if things improve.

I hope you listened to the 2000 reissue, which contains Flaming Metal System. Basically the album is a winner with that song up to Crystal Logic and subsequently is an acquired taste. I personally think these songs are brilliant, though the extra one is slightly inferior to the album originals. Beyond that Manilla Road has good ideas sometimes but I find them uninteresting, how did they hold up for you?

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Metal / Re: Metal fans' personality traits
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:21:00 PM »
Well most metal is shit, so maybe it is right to a degree.

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Interzone / Re: Lost mind
« on: November 08, 2013, 08:49:13 PM »
No, but they have caused the extinction of numerous species.

Still, I love cats ^_^

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