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Metal / Re: Nachtmystium's Blake Judd arrested
« on: October 09, 2013, 01:08:20 AM »
This guy is a cocaine and heroin addict; the theft was to fund his habit. He associates with indie rock musicians and rips people off on merch deals. I've never even heard his fucking music but I'm sure it's blander than unsalted vegan Pho.

Cook County lockup is no place for some Naperville hipster man-child like this to end up, either. I know a couple folks who've been in there and people like Blake get fucking treated. He'll get out in a month or two with no shoes and a gaping anus. Who knows, maybe he'll end up getting stabbed to death by Latin Kings for scamming them out of some T shirts or something.

Blake, if you're reading this... here's a little song to cheer you up in there:

Metal / Re: Death of the stereo?
« on: October 04, 2013, 06:06:49 AM »
The thing you have to understand is, back in the heyday of high end stereo equipment(70s/80s), even then, people didn't buy that equipment because they were serious music fans. They bought it because 5foot tall speakers and a component system that took up half their living room made them feel cool and rich.

Metal / Re: Morbid Angel > Incantation
« on: September 21, 2013, 06:51:50 AM »
I couldn't even begin to compare them. I've never gotten what's the big deal with Incantation, most of their music sounds like undistinguished slop to my ears. The first three Morbid Angel albums are among the greatest death metal releases of all time (even though they fell the fuck off right afterward)and so far beyond what Incantation was doing it's not even funny.

« on: June 01, 2013, 05:13:36 AM »
The new Burzum has been getting quite a bit of coverage on Deathmetal.org. For what it's worth, I think it's probably the best thing Vikernes has put out in a while (and I liked Fallen quite a bit). It's like a less demonstrative followup to HliūskjŠlf, which is interesting because to date the newer Burzum stuff has been quite a bit more demonstrative than the older releases. It's pretty laid-back contemplative, which makes sense given its genesis in soundtrack music, but it's definitely more compositionally involved than mere sonic wallpaper.

The new Summoning is excellent, like all of their releases, but that's already been discussed heavily here. I'm sort of excited about the new Graveland. Will Stronger Than Death was great, Spears of Heaven was mediocre like a lot of his post-Following the Voice of Blood stuff, but the Cold Winter Blades EP showed him branching out into newer sounds in an interesting way. I hope he keeps the momentum going for the new full-length. Maybe the longer gap between releases (outside of the remastered versions of Creed of Iron and Memory and Destiny) will have given Darken more time to write epic tunes.

I've actually come around to some of the post-Following Graveland. Immortal Pride, Cold Winter Blades, M&D, Dawn of Iron Blades and Fire Chariot of Destruction are all pretty solid albums, and the Raise Your Swords! EP is decent. I still feel like Creed of Iron, Spears of Heaven and The Fire of Awakening are pretty boring though.
Hopefully the new version of Fire of Awakening adds something to it because that album especially is lacking in creative content. It actually made me stop following Graveland for a few years and I've only recently come back home.

Metal / Re: Ildjarn - Norse-Svartfraed -LTD- 2CD
« on: June 01, 2013, 05:08:59 AM »
Isnt this pretty much the same music as Ildjarn-Nidhogg CD? Also, does anyone know when those Season of Mist re-releases are due to be released?

Interzone / Re: White Nationalism
« on: June 01, 2013, 12:22:20 AM »
Is there anything of enduring value that has come out of decades of white nationalism?


This is the one thing of enduring value that white nationalism has given us: unintentional humor.

Metal / Re: Jeff Hanneman Dead at 49
« on: May 27, 2013, 11:16:01 PM »
Jeff Hanneman was a wicked alcoholic; he died of liver failure. He also abused cocaine for years which I'm sure didn't help. Look at nearly any candid photo of him and you'll see he usually appears completely trashed and/or is holding a beer.

He actually had an endorsement deal from Heineken as well as the usual guitar/amp/string companies, which meant he probably had access to an unlimited supply of free beer.

It's too bad what happened to him but this is what happens when you don't take care of your body.

Metal / Re: The Chasm
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:15:29 AM »
I thought Deathcult was promising but had serious aesthetic flaws; thankfully, they corrected most of them over the years and are now at the top of their game with Farseeing. It's a long and rocky road to victory I guess. Win or lose, The Chasm always get respect and I eagerly await any new music they might create.

Interzone / Cormac McCarthy & modern literature
« on: May 27, 2013, 06:56:29 AM »
Never heard his name mentioned here, but Cormac McCarthy seems like the sort of modern writer that might be appreciated on these forums. Stylistically similar to Faulkner, conceptually more influenced by Conrad and Melville, but probably the best "semi-mainstream" American writer currently active. Anyone else read his books? The Road and No Country For Old Men get the most press, but Blood Meridian is definitely his masterpiece.

Are there any other suggestions for good modern writers I'm missing out on? I've already read and enjoyed Houellebecq, but aside from that I can't think of too much. Thomas Ligotti was impressive but maybe that's more my own personal preference than anything else.

Metal / Re: Classics of Finnish Death Metal
« on: May 27, 2013, 06:48:48 AM »
Belial's "Wisdom of Darkness" is really quite excellent.

Metal / Re: Education
« on: May 27, 2013, 02:04:14 AM »
I studied the liberal arts and found it lacking in focus or rigor. Most of my knowledge of the classics comes from out of class reading, especially once I began to realize how much of the canon I was missing out on. Even so, I had to enroll in an Information Technology program at a nearby vocational school after finishing my Bachelor's to have any hope of decent employment. Many of my classmates at that school had unused bachelor's degrees as well.

Interzone / Re: Goodnight sweet Europe
« on: May 27, 2013, 01:58:09 AM »
Democracy is just a pit stop on the road to tyranny, and this is a perfect example in action.

Metal / Re: Lord Wind - Ales Stenar
« on: March 19, 2012, 08:44:11 PM »
The early music comparisons caught my ear, to hear some very similar examples of this style check out "Orient-Occident" by Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI ensemble.

Metal / Re: Good electronic music
« on: March 19, 2012, 08:32:39 PM »
Most people here already seem to agree on Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Autechre and Biosphere.

I also enjoy Brian Eno's ambient music, Aphex Twin (especially Selected Ambient Works series), Murcof, Four Tet, Amon Tobin, Portishead, Coil. Many of the more mainstream-sounding acts like DJ Shadow, Boards of Canada, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Shpongle etc have some really brilliant spots in their catalogue along with (usually) some throwaways.

Metal / Re: DEP is stupid music and not metal
« on: March 04, 2012, 07:33:26 AM »

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