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Interzone / Re: Atheism
« on: January 22, 2014, 05:42:15 PM »
Two can play the ad-hoc pictures game. Let's bring an actual Ubermench into the ring to represent the 'atheists'

lol for fucks sake.

Its a request, not a suggestion, a very humble one at that, but pleeeeease can we let this thread die? You dont come in after a trainwreck to rape the survivors, its just not... nice.

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Metal / Re: Slayer touring with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus
« on: January 22, 2014, 05:38:39 PM »
Title should be Gary Holt plays circus guitar on The Kerry King Show (w/ Tom Arraya).

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Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: January 22, 2014, 05:16:15 PM »
Yeah, thats it. Dont remember it being on evilmusic but shows what I know. Owe you one, thanks.

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Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: January 22, 2014, 03:02:38 PM »
http://www.deathmetal.org/zine/winter-into-darkness/

Thanks, but not it I think. I cant even get through this lol, despite my respect for the writer. Just a figment of my imagination maybe?

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Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: January 22, 2014, 02:04:15 AM »
Listening to Creepmime - Shadows and Winter - Into Darkness. Two very different kinds of doom metal, and both bands that I think should have either continued in this vein and refined their music or at least strongly influenced some other outfit. Oh well, maybe in decade or two. I am sure Into Darkness had a DLA (or something) review, if anyone knows where I can find it, would be very appreciated. Creepmime was a late addition to the Archives, and for me was a chance recommendation that turned out to be an amazing, lasting album. Shadows is well worth a listen, it sounds a bit weepy like some doom metal can but under the surface its not like that at all.

If any one of you have missed either of these, give them a go.

Edit: A LARM review for Winter (not the one I am after) which is a bit spotty. Says there is no lead work, there is and some very interesting stuff to boot. Must mean big solos I suppose.

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Metal / Re: Vaughan Williams
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:43:35 PM »
I dont think its nostalgia aquarius, that was great, thank you.

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Metal / Re: Korn guy finds Jesus
« on: January 21, 2014, 08:41:21 PM »
Then, with a wide grin: “And so you have to, ’cause the Bible says.”

So this is what Christianity is now huh? Damn.

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Interzone / Re: Obama: Pot no more dangerous than alcohol
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:17:15 PM »
Good thing he isn't a medical scientist.

Pot is increasingly being correlated with mental illness.

Everyone knew forever what pot does to people. Take the stereotypes and take them at face value, lo and behold you have tomorrow`s science.

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Interzone / Re: Berserk
« on: January 17, 2014, 08:26:38 PM »
Brilliant manga, possibly the only remaining saving grace of a medium which has decayed along with the spirit of Japan into limp wristed faggotry. Unfortunately as far as I am aware it is still ongoing and therefore incomplete. I recommend it as well; ignore the stigma attached to anime/manga and take the plunge if you have the time. As mentioned above, it is fucking metal.

There is a relatively short animated series covering the first few bits of the manga as well. It does not compare to the drawn original, but it is faithful to it while being complete in itself. A more recent updated attempt at animation is horrendous and should be avoided.

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Interzone / Re: Science fiction and metal
« on: January 17, 2014, 02:50:43 AM »
I liked this story when I first read it and still do, but reading it again Chiang doesnt make a case against free will in this story as much as he makes a case against well, a deterministic world. This device violates causality, so its implications are far more severe than there just being no such thing as free will (I dont even think that is well established here, even `conventional` free will). A bit of a bait and switch, but its just a short science fiction story. I recommend Story of your Life by the same author for those that enjoyed this. Bit longer but no novel.

The universal mechanic of indeterminacy (even at the quantum level),

Not sure what you mean here, indeterminacy is a specifically quantum phenomenon. Classically, shit is well determinable. While your statement is correct, I dont understand why there is an `even` in the sentence?

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Metal / Re: Most black metal is fake
« on: January 17, 2014, 02:36:05 AM »
You could call this ironic, but it isnt ironic as much as it is pathetic. This man must be fully aware that he might as well be describing Watain. The only reason he could have expressed this view then is to look cool for an interview, knowing that his fans and well, most Blabbermouth readers, would not make the connection except in a positive way. What may seem like chutzpah to us is a calculatedly superficial move.

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Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:22:48 PM »
Thanks Annihilation, I constantly plug that album every chance I get because it is so good. The sort-of thin sound and the vocals put me off for a good while from really appreciating the album, a story that repeats itself for many classics for many of us I imagine. This recc. is particularly for you aquarius, give it a chance or three. It is a great metal album full stop.

I am no fan of power metal, but another album I favour is the Falconer self-titled debut. The band is the current primary project of the guitarist and main songwriter of (folk) black metal band Mithotyn, which wasnt very good. I guess its a good example of a musician making stuff he wants to rather than sticking to some genre he doesnt entirely appreciate. Unfortunately Falconer ran out of steam pretty quickly, their best work was prior to even the debut album (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noZhkKm5ji0 this track is on the self-titled with the main riff changed for the worse and other little changes. In my opinion this link is their best song); but even the second has about two listenable tracks. Vocalist is great.

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Metal / Re: Delirium (self-titled)
« on: January 16, 2014, 08:17:04 PM »
It is quite decent stuff with spirit and integrity but its all also kind of all over the place. Whatever, I really liked it, thanks for sharing fenrir.

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Metal / Re: Carcass thought Surgical Steel is just too slick
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:31:40 AM »
Carcass basically copied the formula of their most successful previous album, Heartwork, as closely as they could...

Plus the most annoying, extraneous bits of Necroticism. I personally consider that to be the worst Carcass album after Surgical Steel. Some may say the next two were worse but honestly I think they had a tad bit more integrity to them; the band was doing what they wanted to do plainly rather than misusing the language and appearance of their first two albums. Even the full title of Necroticism is annoying and superfluous, showy bullshit for the sake of showy bullshit. The muted response to Surgical Steel (after the initial gushing of fanboys and clueless music critics/writers) may be a good thing for the band. They dont seem like they are going to let this meal-ticket go, so they might as well do what you mentioned in your post and try for a straight up speed metal album. Maybe it wont be as soulless as Surgical Steel.

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Interzone / Re: animals and lessons
« on: January 15, 2014, 12:50:10 AM »
Who got taught a lesson? Your friend or Mr. Animal? Probability tells me to bet on your friend getting fucked up, you recounting the tale at all tells me to bet on the opposite; help a brother out I dont want to lose mental cash on a simple head-bet.

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