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As for the Age of Quarrel, it's quite good but a bit overrated. "We Gotta Know," "World Peace" and "Seekers of the Truth" are standouts while the rest is rather competent but not too spectacular.
HARD TIMES! (they're coming your way)
I find it harder and harder to relate to anyone besides my wife, who shares my sentiments.
I sympathize with your situation, and if it's any help be glad you have a wife who understands you. A lot of people in your situation don't even find that "special someone" in their lifetimes. Yeah it's not a total remedy for alienation, but in the meantime keep your head up and hang on to your woman with both hands.
We can't afford strategic alliances with people who spout the rhetoric of environmentalism, but don't accept the correlated necessity of 'fascism.'
We don't need to get too dogmatic yet. First of all, I'm not sure "we" constitute any political entity, although I'm good to pair up with you and start one. Second, WITR represents a big improvement over most of what black metal / metalcore is thinking.
Sorry, but this band just seems like a more actualized version of Velvet Caccoon. If they were a crust act (which they ultimately are given their socio-political profile) then it wouldn't be at issue. Black Metal is supposed to explore ideas in a metaphorical fashion and it is not meant to be a conduit for overt politicking. This is the same kind of thing that created the glut of awful-sounding and uninformed Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement (Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement (Narrow Squirting Bowel Movement)) we had to tolerate for a while and I'm not interested in having it replaced by another movement that has more to do with Nirvana than Bathory.
Starflight is a game worth playing- it is self-paced (for all intents and purposes), vast, and almost meditative in places. Get the Sega Genesis emulator and play that version- it was the best iteration. Review and hints here: http://socksmakepeoplesexy.net/index.php?a=scottstar
I've seen the documentary, and among other things it's obvious that those three guys (who were teens at the time) were too puny themselves to have pulled off such a crime. You get a sense of scale when you see how small they are compared to the officers leading them into court. Then there is John Byers, who in the same movie stands about a head taller than everyone around him and is an obvious psycho (he has a criminal record involving corruption of minors among other things). Weepy ACLUisms aside, those 3 guys were clearly innocent. If nothing else, crimes need a motive and in this case there wasn't one (other than the paper thin charge that they liked metal).
SVEST- Great in that they are avowedly lo-fi yet able to create atmosphere. While most bands in this mold would readily fall into Darkthrone-isms, SVEST conjures martial hymns that bring to mind a horde of orcs marching onto the battlefield. It's actually not a bad counterpart to Summoning in that regard. "Urfaust" is the one to get.
Wolves in the Throne Room - hipster record store nerds pretending to be a black metal band. Only those who like Velvet Cacoon and dick-flavored potato chips need apply.
Ah too bad. I was hoping for unreleased works.
VERY cool FIFH bootleg shirt!
VERY cool FIFH bootleg shirt!
Personally, I get the feeling that this is what newer Averse Sefira would sound like if listening to it wasn't so painful. Either that or epic dissonance is where the kewler bands are headed now. Not surprising given that, well, this rehearsal just *sounds* extremely mature in mood. No suspension of disbelief is required to get the idea.
Sounds to me like you aren't listening to this material or the Averse Sefira album very closely. Aside from a few removed nods to Voivod in common, those two bands are nothing alike. As for this new stuff, I think Boman should add more distortion, more aggro drumming and call is Demilich. PLEASE!!!!
Has to be a joke, Slipknot were not prior.
That doesn't make any difference. The industry builds its pecking order in terms of who sells the most, not who has been around the longest.