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Metal / Re: Underground distros
« on: January 17, 2010, 02:51:18 PM »

Interzone / Re: Career choices...
« on: December 26, 2009, 10:18:00 PM »
While we don't have a choice but to take the risks, the reality is that most people will go after the idea of attaining power by working their way up at the Microsoft's and Monsanto's of the world, having to make sacrifices and doing some dirty work to get to the top, but will in all likelyhood never make it .  This of course means that we just spent our lives trying to get to be the CEO of a corrupt company to make positive changes,but will end up never acquiring the power that we had sought for to inspire positive change.

It doesn't mean attaining influence and power shouldn't be attempted, but having properly formed goals based on our intelligence and abilities is an important factor to consider. Everybody has limitations.

Metal / Re: New Burzum album announced.
« on: August 11, 2009, 12:38:45 PM »
During the Q&A at the "Until the light takes us" screening, someone had asked the directors about Burzum putting out a new album, and they were able to confirm that there will be a new album, and it will be a metal album.

Metal / Re: UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US black metal movie
« on: July 28, 2009, 09:52:13 AM »
I saw the movie in Chicago over the weekend.

One of the things I was afraid of was that the movie was going to merely tell the story of the early 90's Norwegian Black Metal scene, of which I think many black metal fans know the gist of. But instead of reporting what happened, they let the major players of the scene at the time explain it in their own words, of which I feel demystified some of they hype around the events, but still maintained the integrity of what started the movement.

I do feel however the movie was more made for fans of black metal rather than outsiders. The friends I brought with me to see the movie who knew little to nothing about black metal felt the time line of the events and where the innovators of the scene fit into the larger picture, wasn't clear. They also complained there was very little actual black metal music in the movie.

Overall, I think the movie is worth seeing. There are some worthwhile interpretations of the scene by Fenriz and Varg, that I feel give a deeper perspective of what was going on over what has been written in fan zines and websites about it. Although at the Q&A the makers of the movie mentioned they cut out Varg talking about neo-Naziism because they were afraid it would set the tone for the whole movie,  they did say many of the interview pieces that didn't make it into the movie will be on the DVD which they said may be out in 1 to 2 years. 

Interzone / Re: Vegetarianism and Ahimsa
« on: April 12, 2009, 07:17:07 PM »
I've been Vegan myself for about 5 years now. I do not necessarily like animals, but I respect them, and do not see the point in using them for food, when there is already so much food available to me. Nutritionally one can get all the nourishment they need from plant sources.

B12 in its active form is the only vitamin that has to be obtained synthetic sources.

Plant foods are a much more efficient use of land and resources, and cutting back on meat would at least be part of a solution to the over population problem seeing that so much land must be used to raise animal foods.

I never bought into the moral or ethical reasons for not eating animals, and often find myself at odds with other Vegans and Vegetarians on the subject.

If my only means of survival were to obtain food form animal sources, I would eat whatever would keep me alive, including animals.

Metal / Re: Metal mailbag
« on: August 20, 2007, 06:24:44 PM »
While tough to pull off. This is one of the few ways to escape taxation, 9-5 boredom, and just capitalism in general. Also, it will give plenty of time to volunteer with organizations you support.


Metal / Re: VikingLIGR Veldi mystery
« on: May 18, 2006, 12:02:03 PM »
I'm sure there are several mistakes on the ANUS website. I noticed that under the Corrosion of Conformity Reviews, there is a review for their Animosity Album, but the picture next to it shows their Technocracy EP. I'm sure if you look at everything long enough, there is imperfections in everything. It's life.

Metal / Re: Is heavy metal 'rock'?
« on: December 04, 2004, 03:31:06 PM »
Exactly, that's how the music industry works.

The question arised whether music such as Burzum and Incantation should share the same shelf space as with "rock bands". For your average music store, I say yes because dividing music into each of the dozens and dozens of genres and sub-genres, is not beneficial. Perhaps I was not getting getting back to the point when I posted. You get it now?

Metal / Re: Is heavy metal 'rock'?
« on: December 04, 2004, 07:08:27 AM »
The record stores in the downtown malls here have metal filed under 'rock.' For some stuff, like heavy metal, this makes sense... but Burzum and Incantation?

Well the object is for the consumer to find what they are looking for quickly, chuck your $17.50 or whatever it costs for a cd nowadays (I refuse to buy any cd that I have not downloaded first). For the sake of just finding the cd, It's easier for these stores suchas your Best Buy, or Sam Goody to put Burzum and Incantation under, "rock". Why you would go to those stores to find those cd's in the first place is a mystery in the first place. I would however expect more out of a specialty distro. But remember the object of the store is to make money. If the distro got so specific, that you had to go to two different sections to get Hlidskjalf and Det Som Engang Var. Do distros need to be so specific in order to not discredit any genres? The object is to sell cds for most of these distros. Finally, you have to think of your audience. Is the average consumer going to look for Ildjarn under black metal or ambient? If they can't find it because they aren't savvy enough to correctly identify the genre that store may have just lost a sale. So to put any band that uses distored guitars under "rock" is not necessarily out of ignorance, it's out of convenience and to make a sale.

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