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Interzone / Re: Subjects in death metal lyrics
« on: October 28, 2013, 04:37:12 PM »
This is a great thread!

A lot of Death Metal in 90s is actually about Power and the unavoidable Death in any form.  As a secondary yet very prolific topic, there is madness/insanity.  Either literal or as a form of desperation caused by either our close-minded and plastic society or your own inner tribulations.

If I remember correctly Suffocation's debut is about Death, and every song taken literally could be read in a tongue-in-cheek manner or could be seen as an attempt to take Death as a real topic, forcing the audience to face it and think about it.

Gorguts sings about death and insanity in their second album, and about power in their fourth album.  I haven't taken a look at Obscura's lyrics.  I should go over them again.

At the Gates writes almost exclusively about introspection and the possible insanity found in certain moments of these journeys into your own mind.  I recommend you go over the excellent lyrics of the first two albums.  I am not familiar with the lyrics of the last two.  Tompa is a great vocalist and lyrics writer, in my opinion.

Great observation, my mind just glossed over At the Gates but there are definitely some great lyrics on The Red... Do you know of any other lyrics that express that kind of fear/elation mixed reaction in discovering the ever-present threat of lurking insanity?

Also in what way is power glorified by what specific bands? That's an interesting concept I've not heard a lot of. The only examples I can think of are the boring "I'm gonna kill you" lyrics that retard brutal bands use too regularly.

Well, any lyrics that imply domination/conquest of something, are about power. Early Vader would revere the ancients in some of their lyrics.  This adoration, I would say, is also an adoration of the great power these ancients (whoever they are) wielded.  A yearning to obtain a glimpse of that greatness too.  That is combined with an introspection of the self, I think.

Quote
Strange visions dreams my mind,
When I'm walking through the night,
Each time I see the visage of the moon,
Dead cities amongst the sands,
Under the black abyss of seas,
Does madness seize my soul?
The elder race,
From beyond the stars,
Eternal watchers,
Of sphere of no return,
Seven seals,
Of seven mighty gates,
Abominations,
That come true within me.
  -- Vader Dark Age

Gorguts does this without the soul-searching aura of Vader, and this particular one is more bent on adoration  of ancients alone:
Quote
Relics captured in stratas
For millennia, have been sleeping
Secrets of buried scriptures
Are whispered through the sound of wind

Kingdoms or dormant splendors
For millenia, have been sinking
Speaches of buried surfaces
Are roaming through the seas of sand

Realms, once back to light
Archa-speaches are told
Realms brought back to sight
Archapolis beholded

Rising the fragments
Signs of previous lives
Told to the present
Lores of ancient times

Unspeakable beauties
Ruins of fabled places
Soiled testimonies
Of ancestor races
Gorguts Unearthing the Past

On power alone:
Quote
Gain through terror
Maintained the growth of my empire
Pain caused by anger
Maintained the fall of their empires

Blinding, is, my crown
Fearless, is, my throne
Your land... I will make my own
Gorguts The Quest for Equilibrium


Amorphis' The Karelian Isthmus album is about a folk epic.   What are epics but not tales of adventure, worship of the ancient and stories of grandeur and power?
Quote
As the sun falls down
and the swell crashes into the shore

The great warriors of doom and wind
ride high
Silent is the silence,
the only breathing of horses sound,
Cold northern steel, shining blade, pleases us
And we all live under the black mark
Amorphis Warrior's Trail

You could go on finding examples of power worship all over heavy metal in general.  But in Death Metal it is a bit more detached, and displayed in a dark tone:

Quote
DEATH WARRIORS WITHOUT FEAR
DESTROYING ALL AROUND
NOW YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE
ETERNAL GHOSTS OF WAR
  Massacra Apocalyptic Warriors

I like the dark/epic/mystic that Death Metal adds to the atmosphere to the power/adventure/ancient worship themes.

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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 28, 2013, 11:50:11 AM »
Already own 'em all but I'll seed for a while, spread the word!

Also I suggest putting some anus.com texts/propaganda into future torrents like this.

I thought of that until after... don't know if i can modify the torrent contents or just make a new one, I'll look into it in a few hours.
I'll definitely do that for the Black Metal one.  Upload each album together with its anus.com review. And.. what else? the articles therein? links to the website? suggestions?

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Interzone / Re: Subjects in death metal lyrics
« on: October 27, 2013, 04:19:48 AM »
This is a great thread!

A lot of Death Metal in 90s is actually about Power and the unavoidable Death in any form.  As a secondary yet very prolific topic, there is madness/insanity.  Either literal or as a form of desperation caused by either our close-minded and plastic society or your own inner tribulations.

If I remember correctly Suffocation's debut is about Death, and every song taken literally could be read in a tongue-in-cheek manner or could be seen as an attempt to take Death as a real topic, forcing the audience to face it and think about it.

Gorguts sings about death and insanity in their second album, and about power in their fourth album.  I haven't taken a look at Obscura's lyrics.  I should go over them again.

At the Gates writes almost exclusively about introspection and the possible insanity found in certain moments of these journeys into your own mind.  I recommend you go over the excellent lyrics of the first two albums.  I am not familiar with the lyrics of the last two.  Tompa is a great vocalist and lyrics writer, in my opinion.


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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 27, 2013, 03:52:54 AM »
Thanks for keeping it alive and spreading :D
Mission is being carried out.

Should I post the link to the Black Metal torrent here or create another thread?

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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:26:17 AM »
By the way, the Black Metal one is coming soon, as soon as I can get my hands on Havohej's "Dethrone the Son of God". 
Does anyone around here have the 320 kbps mp3s of this album?

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Metal / Re: bitterman reviews on Metal Archives
« on: October 26, 2013, 05:18:40 AM »
I think, like a lot of the writing on this website, bitterman is misunderstood as a troll.

Yes, you can review 50 albums you don't like, in order to give them a fair judgement.

No, I do not think his reviews are just attempts at trolling or joking. If you do, then you really do not understand where he is coming from with the criticism, furthermore, you probably know little of music appreciation.

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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 25, 2013, 01:13:40 PM »
Same goes for me.  I really like buying physical copies.  WHEN I can get them.

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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:16:23 AM »
Try to spread the word. Friends, forums, etc.
Let's take these great works out of obscurity.

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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 25, 2013, 09:06:37 AM »
Yes, I think most of it, if not all, is 320 kbps

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Metal / Re: anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 24, 2013, 04:52:58 PM »
Do share around with friends and spread the link. 
It is a pity that these albums are not known to people who might appreciate them.
I don't believe this to be piracy since most of the albums on this list are not even purchasable in most parts of the world.  (Try getting Massacra or Demilich...)

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Metal / anus.com top 15 death metal albums torrent!
« on: October 24, 2013, 04:01:59 PM »
Even though this is not a list of my favorite pick of albums (I don't consider my favorite to be the best, they just  appeal to me), the list of best ever Death Metal albums has very well thought-out picks.   I decided to make a torrent to share the list of very relevant albums, albums many would consider masterpieces of the genre.

http://thepiratebay.sx/torrent/9088248/Death_Metal_Best_Ever

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: July 31, 2013, 04:06:28 AM »
Zealotry. Death Metal from Boston.
Some of the best and most elaborate Death Metal I've heard produced in the last couple of years.

http://zealotry.bandcamp.com/

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