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Interzone / Re: Cro-Mags - "The Age of Quarrel"
« on: October 31, 2008, 11:10:50 PM »
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)

Metal / Re: AC/DC albums signal economic downturns
« on: October 28, 2008, 08:25:15 PM »
yep. When times are tough people take solace in aimless shit like smoking and AC/DC.

Metal / Re: New Slayer: improved over last CD
« on: October 28, 2008, 08:21:31 PM »
huh... I like the fact that Tom is pushing his voice again, though he needs to remove the "swing" from it.

Interzone / Re: I need to talk.
« on: October 27, 2008, 11:16:50 AM »
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.

Metal / Re: New Slayer: improved over last CD
« on: October 27, 2008, 11:11:07 AM »
Hanneman really should be the one speaking for the band these days. He's the brains in the unit and some of their most nuanced material (eg all the best parts of "Reign" and "South of Heaven") are thanks to him.

Interzone / Re: Cro-Mags - "The Age of Quarrel"
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:58:36 AM »
Indeed. This isn't an "eat your spinach" proposition- what you hear is what you get, and if it's not working for you already then save yourself the grief.

Metal / Re: HIPSTER METAL a blight on reality
« on: October 23, 2008, 10:58:05 PM »
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 (NSBM)) 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.

Interzone / Re: Archaic video games
« on: October 19, 2008, 10:06:09 PM »
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

Metal / Re: No new trial for the WEST MEMPHIS THREE
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:04:40 PM »
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).

Interzone / Re: Cro-Mags - "The Age of Quarrel"
« on: October 14, 2008, 11:48:32 AM »
Agreed. This is an essential work. The rest of their output was confused but the debut was diamond-like in its clarity.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: October 06, 2008, 09:33:51 PM »
What about?

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.

Metal / Re: New FIFH compilation?
« on: September 12, 2008, 02:32:03 PM »

Metal / Re: Antti Boman (Demilich) Starts New Project
« on: September 12, 2008, 02:29:04 PM »
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!!!!

Interzone / Re: Atrocity clip from "666 at Calling Death"
« on: September 04, 2008, 11:26:23 PM »
Gah! Atrocity was so painfully uneven.

Metal / Re: This is what metal is up against
« on: August 19, 2008, 09:46:47 AM »
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.

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