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Interzone / Re: Tell me about your education.
« on: April 20, 2014, 09:58:37 AM »
In most classes, indoctrination is present - not a centrally organized schema but usually following the personal beliefs of the instructors, which don't differ much. In a typical class, there are a few cheerleaders, a few malcontents, and everyone else just tries to stay awake. Very few students give a shit one way or the other, which is why the level of understanding is so shallow. Most passively accept what they're told because they don't care enough to disagree.

Interzone / Re: Police misconduct against Hessians/Punkers
« on: April 19, 2014, 07:05:01 AM »
I'm good at talking to cops. I've been stopped while on acid and talked my way out of it (on foot, not driving), and been caught exploring old abandoned buildings, always got off with just a warning. Just don't act like a resentful punk and keep cool. Looking normal helps, too.

I've never experienced any real police misconduct. I've been chased a couple times over pranks, minor burglary etc but always escaped. "You gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away and know when to run"

Small town cops are always worse because they don't have much else to do; I grew up in a big city so they were too busy fighting serious crime to bother someone like me.

Interzone / Re: How forums work.
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:36:01 PM »
This is the only forum I ever post on. I like ANUS because it avoids most of the ego drama that other forums are rife with - we don't know/care about each others personal problems, jobs, ex girlfriends, past drug use, favorite beer, etc. People come here to discuss issues, not themselves. There is no "big cheese" who closes down discussions when they get too rude or "off topic"(as if asinine social posturing ever had a point to begin with).

People, don't waste your time on forums, comment threads, news sites, social media whatever. There's so much better you can do with your life. As George Carlin said: "At least when I get done masturbating, I'll have a little something to show for it"

Interzone / Re: Why is this place a lurker's haven?
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:26:42 PM »
Because there's a lot of good information, and that's all many people need. Just jumping in with a bunch of "ME TOO!!!!!!111" nonsense would bury the good info and not really be in the spirit of the site.

Interzone / Re: Multitasking: myth
« on: April 06, 2014, 11:15:44 AM »
Proof that men can multitask:


Interzone / Mainstream artists attempt to revalue music
« on: April 04, 2014, 01:35:10 PM »

Wu Tang Clan is putting out a new album, limited to one copy, sold to the highest bidder who may then do whatever they want with it.

"While we fully embrace the advancements in music technology, we feel it has contributed to the devaluation of music as an art form. By taking this step, we hope to re-enforce the weight that music once carried alongside a painting or a sculpture. The album will be put on listening display in renowned galleries, museums, venues and exhibition spaces around the world for only the most dedicated to experience before it disappears into the private collection of a buyer. The public will know that what they will hear will be a once in a lifetime experience"

"A new approach is introduced, one where the pride and joy of sharing music with the masses is sacrificed for the benefit of reviving music as a valuable art and inspiring debate about its future among musicians, fans and the industry that drives it."

I'm not a huge fan of hip hop, but this is at least an interesting attempt on Wu Tangs part. Also probably the closest any mainstream artist has ever come to elitism and catering to a selective audience, the way early black metal bands did. Of course Wu Tang can afford to do it because their legacy as a pioneering rap act has already been cemented, they have steady income from shows/endorsements/etc and really nothing to lose. Only an artist of substantial reputation could do this, and they'll probably make more money than they would had they just released the thing.

I agree that digital distribution has in some ways cheapened the value of recorded music and fans have come to regard albums as disposable and interchangeable. This is why I still buy CDs - it establishes a closer relationship between me and the music.

Unfortunately, it'll probably be some corporation like Best Buy etc who buys it, to use in some cheap promo arrangement - "buy a new pair of Beats Headphones, get the album" etc

Interzone / Re: [META] Activities of our users
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:30:14 PM »
Some home recordings I've played on:

Empyrium/Tenhi style neofolk:

black/death metal "epic":

ad hoc Summoning knockoff:

Metal / Re: Industrial/EBM
« on: March 31, 2014, 03:20:16 PM »
A lot of modern EBM industrial is too predictable to be very exciting - hardly ever deviates from the basic verse/chorus structure. VNV Nation has stronger melodies but weak vocals. Some older groups, especially Skinny Puppy, had a more organic sound.


Also try Coil - initially had industrial elements, went on to make other styles of experimental/electronic music. These tracks are highly recommended, probably higher than anything else I could recommend to anyone:

The Dreamer is Still Asleep:

Dark River(Autechre remix):


Amethyst Deceivers:

Metal / Re: Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 26, 2014, 01:59:11 PM »
Summoning - OMD, Oath Bound
Graveland - Cold Winter Blades, Fire Chariot of Destruction
The Chasm - Farseeing...., Spell of Retribution
Skepticism - Alloy, Farmakon
Sorcier Des Glaces - Moonrise, Puressence of Primitive Forests
Lord Wind - Atlantean Monument, Ales Stenar
Morgion - Cloaked By Ages, Crowned in Earth
Beherit - Engram
The new Empyrium when it is released
Key of Throne was a damn good album, agreed

not really the mainstream media, more of a blog.

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:36:19 PM »
I hate Savatage after having had the misfortune to listen to The Wake of Magellan, the gayest metal album I have ever heard: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k1TMhUxEgY

That album is balls, Hall oft he Mountain King is cheesy but solid - the old guitarist who wrote all their good music died in 1993 hence the drop in quality. They eventually turned into Trans Siberian Orchestra, that ridiculous "Christmas rock band"

Metal / Re: Best use of Vinyl and CD formats
« on: February 11, 2014, 10:45:51 PM »
Vinyl is just too impractical for being on the move; so is CD really. Most of my music is on my iphone, even in the car I hook it in the AUX port. I know it's lame but it really does make sense when many of your CDs are rare, OOP, first presses, collectible etc.

I don't care if my smart phone gets stolen, I can just buy another exactly like it the next day. I would flip the fuck out if I lost my old copies of Immense Intense Suspense, Slaughtersun, Finis Malorum, Det Frysende Nordariket, Ames De Marbre, A Velvet Creation, Oneiricon, Folkoric Necro Metal, Nespithe, Blod Draum, Sorrow, Thousand Swords with the BW cover etc.

Metal / Re: Power Metal
« on: February 08, 2014, 05:26:15 AM »
Bruce Dickinson's late 90s solo work is worth a mention - most of his solo albums are mediocre, but the two with Adrian Smith (Accident of Birth and The Chemical Wedding) are fucking brilliant. I actually like them better than any Iron Maiden albums. See what you think:



Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:17:58 AM »
Where does stuff like robo and PCP fit in? Somewhere between phantastica and inebriata?

I suspect Inebriata/Euphorica. Both PCP and DXM are classified as dissociative hallucinogens (NMDA receptor antagonists), as is Nitrous Oxide.

What exactly does Nitrous Oxide do? I've never given it a try and my drug taking days are pretty much over.

Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: February 05, 2014, 03:27:04 AM »
Where does stuff like robo and PCP fit in? Somewhere between phantastica and inebriata?

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