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Interzone / Re: How to fight "Christianity"
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »
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Agreed, but i think what hes trying to say, is that its more effective to passive-aggressively manipulate people into doing what you want, than to outright fight them - basicly the American government's modus operandi.

Good luck turning something so conservative as religion on its head though heh.

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Interzone / Schizophrenic Brains Not Fooled by Optical Illusion
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:33:32 AM »
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/schizoillusion/

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The relationship to their hallucinations are speculative, but the basic idea is that their brains may not be bothered by the implausibility of a concave face (or, perhaps, of their own delusions/hallucinations). People without schizophrenia have high expectations for realism, so they can’t imagine something so fantastic as a concave face...

Interesting connections here between creativity, schizophrenia, and altered states of mind induced by drugs or sleep deprivation.

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Interzone / Re: Hackers get into the metal aesthetic
« on: April 08, 2009, 05:31:14 AM »
Yea, most hackers I've met were mostly sympathetic towards heshers, punks and rivet heads - at least the older ones.

http://www.phrack.org/issues.html?issue=65&id=13#article

The mainstream absorption of the net basicly fucked over most undergrounds one way or another.

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Metal / Re: "Once upon a time in Norway" MAYHEM documentary
« on: April 07, 2009, 02:31:54 AM »
I think the whole thing paints a pretty poor picture of the people involved in general heh.

Drop the IQ of everyone involved by 40 points and you've got the making of gangster rap, i.e., marginalized children with no power trying to prove to everyone what a badass they are.

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Interzone / Re: Project Archelogos - Systematization of Philosophy
« on: April 07, 2009, 01:30:29 AM »
No, its not redundant in my opinion.

There is always a trade off between breadth vs depth.

Focusing too much on breadth leads to superficial understanding, yet Its importance is vital in understanding relationships and the greater whole.

And yea, its doing some of the work for you, but reinventing the wheel is hardly an achievement.


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Metal / Re: Hipsters are destroying metal
« on: April 05, 2009, 09:54:36 PM »
90% of bloggers are just as annoying as hipsters heh.

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Metal / Re: Homosexual Lamb of God fan murders TV Newsman during tryst
« on: March 26, 2009, 09:04:09 AM »
Horrible taste in cutlery.


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Interzone / Re: Archaic video games
« on: March 26, 2009, 08:26:17 AM »
When youre watching a movie, you arent seeing an expression of what the audience perceives. To make the connection right you should be asking the Viet Cong who built the bunker in the first place - he would know exactly what it is.

If anything, literature and music are the ones that are the most vulnerable to subjective misinterpretations. The dividing factor between art forms is whether the observer takes an active or passive role.

Its not always so cut and dry though.  In the case of music you are interpreting it on the fly, but with (good) movies the interpretation and reflection is done after it physically finishes.

That being said, most movies are just made to allow for an escape from reality. Finishing a movie, in this case, is like coming down from a high. The weight of reality eventually returns and smashes you like a cockroach.

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Interzone / Re: Hate
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:12:50 AM »
Its even more amusing how pop-politics likes to extend the list of phobias without any scientific basis.

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Metal / Re: HEAVY METAL conference: Music, Metal and Politics
« on: March 13, 2009, 01:52:20 AM »
This one is ok, but its pretty far from being neutral:
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Nordic Nationalisms: Black Metal takes Norway’s Everyday Racisms to the “Extreme”

The Karl Spracklen one reads like someones attempt at documenting 4chan memes.



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Metal / Re: Darkthrone and Ildjarn lyrics translations
« on: March 12, 2009, 09:32:52 PM »
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Den Norríne Rase ma Slakte den andre
nar blammen dunker for tungt pa var dír

For what its worth, Blammen probably refers to Arabs here, not African-Americans.

Blammen: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Viking-Attacks-and-the-Moorish-Spain-62632.shtml

Coupled with the fact that arabs are the ones mass immigrating, not blacks.

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Metal / Re: FENRIZ: "90's black metal is for little kids"
« on: March 11, 2009, 08:21:16 AM »
I have to admit, i like their cover of Love in a Void: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjxlJIojr58

It lost the bleakness of the original though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNJ9eWyxnZ8

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Metal / Re: FENRIZ: "90's black metal is for little kids"
« on: March 09, 2009, 09:52:19 PM »
At 2-3 months per song its obvious hes just trying to brute force things. After a point you stop creating anything new and are just neurotically tweaking things into regression.

In the 90s, they had a concept in mind before even picking up their instruments. Now their goal is to mimic the past, but without any of the context that made it relevant. Its like sitting down in front of a blank canvas and telling yourself "I'm bored; I'm a painter; I'm gonna paint something", producing something arbitrary and pointless.

It seems very few bands actually get better over time. Technical aspects tend to improve, but thats about it.

The thing with most modern intelligent people is: outside their small circle of acquaintances their lives have no relevance, their society is directionless, and their day jobs amount to nothing. The desperation to find relevance in their lives provides a drive to create. Creation becomes an indirect means to provide external validation of their existence. The problem is, once this validation has been achieved, their fundamental motivation is gone; any album after this point is just going through the motions.




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Metal / Re: On the importance of VENOM
« on: March 08, 2009, 07:24:30 PM »
Bathory was influenced by Charged GBH and The Exploited to a fair extent. Basicly, all 4 bands just mixed punk and metal in slightly different ways.

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...the three young men who would make up the first BATHORY line-up, met up outside Musikbörsen, a local music store in Kungsholmen a western borough to central Stockholm.

Ads had been tacked on musicians wanted-boards in music stores and record shops around down town Stockholm by then 17-year old Västerort residing Quorthon. The ads called for members in order to form a band "...in the Exploited, GBH, Motörhead and Black Sabbath style..."

If you look at the songs "Sid Vicious was Innocent" and "City Baby Attacked by Rats" the connection is fairly clear.


As far as the song titles go: most of those seem like obvious choices, given the theme.

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Interzone / Re: What is a hipster?
« on: February 28, 2009, 05:40:34 AM »
Surprise guest appearance by der Führer at the end there.

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