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Interzone / Re: Welfare, babies and love nests
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:36:41 AM »
The state sued Marotta for child support when Schreiner received financial assistance.


Interzone / Re: Grants Really are the Gayest Thing on Earth
« on: January 23, 2014, 08:09:47 AM »
A fair attempt, and probably right, but it is the broader decay that is responsible and the article hints at it. A slow process that takes generations apparently. We talk about the future of metal sometimes, how it looks bleak, but how salvageable is modern Western classical? After all, the bureaucratic reasoning stated in the article should inspire reaction, however meek and minority. It does not. No matter how hard you look you will come up empty.

This is why I think metal was the legitimate spiritual successor of western music.

Edit: To drive home the death, what is the attitude of current and recent-past creators in western classical towards their music? Do they consider themselves an established hegemony? No, they think they are revolutionaries against an oppressive classical past. An excerpt from a description of The Rest is Noise, a book about this crap, emphasis mine:

The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art.

Tells you the decay is total.

Interzone / Re: Atheism
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:42:15 AM »
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.

Metal / Re: Slayer touring with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:38:39 AM »
Title should be Gary Holt plays circus guitar on The Kerry King Show (w/ Tom Arraya).

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: January 22, 2014, 09:16:15 AM »
Yeah, thats it. Dont remember it being on evilmusic but shows what I know. Owe you one, thanks.

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:02:38 AM »

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?

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: January 21, 2014, 06:04:15 PM »
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.

Metal / Re: Vaughan Williams
« on: January 21, 2014, 12:43:35 PM »
I dont think its nostalgia aquarius, that was great, thank you.

Metal / Re: Korn guy finds Jesus
« on: January 21, 2014, 12:41:21 PM »
Then, with a wide grin: “And so you have to, ’cause the Bible says.”

So this is what Christianity is now huh? Damn.

Interzone / Re: Obama: Pot no more dangerous than alcohol
« on: January 21, 2014, 06:17:15 AM »
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.

Interzone / Re: Berserk
« on: January 17, 2014, 12:26:38 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.

Interzone / Re: Science fiction and metal
« on: January 16, 2014, 06:50:43 PM »
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?

Metal / Re: Most black metal is fake
« on: January 16, 2014, 06:36:05 PM »
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.

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: January 16, 2014, 01:22:48 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.

Metal / Re: Delirium (self-titled)
« on: January 16, 2014, 12:17:04 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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