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Interzone / Re: How do you want to die?
« on: November 13, 2013, 10:47:39 PM »
Call me old fashioned, but .357.

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Metal / Re: Solos
« on: January 13, 2013, 08:07:59 PM »
Lastly, even completely messy and seemingly random soloing as found in Blasphemy or early Beherit can serve its purpose perfectly. That is to say, moreso as 'noise' and 'effect' than melody. But it's necessary to give that otherwise unattainable effect of a raging stormwind in conception.

There is undoubtedly an intended effect. In the case of bands like Slayer or Suffocation, the perceived messiness of their solos is 100% coordinated and they replicate it flawlessly live.

Solos are obsolete, or at least the 1980's rock/metal/speed metal kind. In a way, they were replaced by breakdowns in the 90's. Personally, I don't like sloppy solos, or when unskilled metal/punk guitarists try to pull them off. Wouldn't it be better to just have a really strong lead/melody and quit trying to show off?

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Metal / Re: Death metal is religious music in an atheist age
« on: December 23, 2012, 05:05:27 PM »
I've always thought of Death Metal as a higher form of art for its imitation of life, but not in any theistic way; in a way that, just like science, renders theism irrelevant. Over and over again, the religious worship of idols as the givers of life and creators of this world has lead to the ignoring of what the essence of life really is.

Death metal, just like science, lays down the ugly truth of life's both inherent meaning and meaninglessness. I'm so over religion and philosophy. Neither could show the brilliant architecture of organs, cells, DNA, neurons, the human brain. Without science, we would still be ignorant to the phenomenon of programmed cell death, the very mechanism by which all living cells die, which is programmed into our DNA. Without science, we would have never had a way to concretely prove that death is an imperative function of life.

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Metal / Re: Metal-like soundtracks
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:52:42 PM »
I always thought this sounded like the beginning of a Summoning album:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wbk8WeQU0rc

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:50:14 PM »
Here's an interesting one geographically at least; Taarma is supposedly from Zhob, Balochistan. Balochistan is a province of Pakistan and is extremely "underdeveloped"; mostly tribal. The people fight the infiltration of the government at every turn. It could be bullshit but is mostly credible. Anyway, here it is, fairly accomplished for a droning band I guess :/

There's lots of other little interesting ones, of varying quality:

-Burzukh
-Myosis: Personally don't care that much for them, but they are interesting.

And one non-metal favorite, highly recommended with the caveat that it has strong rock elements: 1 and 2

Edit: Headhunter D.C. is utterly mediocre, avoid.

I have yet to find a band worth hearing from the middle east. It seems as though the best metal bands come from developed countries or superpowers, AKA US and western Europe... there are a few exceptions.

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Interzone / Re: Upgrading our codec
« on: September 15, 2012, 05:40:35 PM »
There doesn't seem to be much of a difference in quality once it approaches 128kb/s and higher, which is what any self respecting uploader would have used any way, (preferably 320). What file format does it use and why should one bother?

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Interzone / Any plans for 9/11?
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:20:32 PM »
I'm gonna relax tomorrow, just a bottle of Weihenstephan, some Fearless Iranians, and two blunts standing vertically next to each other creating a likeness of the twin towers.

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Interzone / Re: Caffeinated beverages
« on: September 10, 2012, 10:05:52 PM »
All in all, caffeine's a shitty drug. It's a quick fix. If I'm tired in the morning, hell, even if I'm hungover beyond conventional repair, a cold shower works every time. Fuck caffeine, I used to consume too much of it until it made my eye twitch constantly.

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Metal / Hardcore as of recent
« on: September 10, 2012, 09:07:44 PM »
Does anyone else on this forum feel as though 2012 has been a good year in hardcore so far? Tragedy and Martyrdod's (for lack of an umlaut) summer releases showed greater maturity in writing and production with zero dilution of artistic intent. I don't expect any subsequent albums from these two bands that will surpass what they've achieved already; this is the peak of their creative output, their fruition. Victims' 2011 release, A Dissident wasn't as good, but it sounded heavily Carnage influenced, so I kept it. Deviated Instinct's (whom I had the honor of opening for a few months ago) Thorn In Your Flesh was fairly solid, a well rounded mix of savagery and elegance.

It seems like a lot of otherwise dormant punks are finally pulling their heads out of their asses and the people that never belonged are finally getting their act together and leaving it entirely. The DIY ethic is more alive than I've ever seen it here before. This year has graced my city with more activity from out of town bands than I can recall in recent memory. People are dropping the fashion punk, Leftover Crack, idiotic ethos of hairspray, drugs, and STDs and taking hardcore seriously and bettering it as a genre. It's been a great year to shatter my misconceptions about punk and hardcore and take an active role in a once again thriving scene without it being focused specifically around money, consumerism, false hipster elitism, social pretense, or misguided liberalism. I can only hope this continues to foster positive, creative environments where young people are encouraged and their talents are put to good use. Musicians are taking a much bigger initiative these days. I hope hardcore is further driven to purge itself of its politically correct, drugs/drinking culture, safe, liberal habits and produce high quality music.

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Interzone / Re: No lawn pesticides results
« on: July 08, 2012, 02:26:55 PM »
Have you guys had a chance to read Silent Spring by Rachel Carson? I'm in the middle of it now, it offers a glimpse into just how ecologically devastating the use of pesticide and chemicals really is. Something that's always fascinated me, being that my father died from agent orange related illnesses due to his exposure in Vietnam.

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Interzone / Bass head trouble
« on: July 08, 2012, 01:39:37 PM »
I recently started having some trouble with my Peavey Mark III Musician bass head. It works wonderfully at practice, where we utilize a friend's Carvin 2x12 cabinet. When we play out shows, we usually borrow the headlining band's cabinet and use my head... which I'm ashamed of, but our vocalist won't stop booking shows. Anyway, whenever I try my head on someone else's cabinet, it produces an unbearable piercing screech, in which most of the people running the show (it's usually DIY, so we or another band typically handle all the sound setup) demand that I swap the head, so all the time I spent perfecting the sound and tinkering with the graphic equalizer was a waste because I'm using another bassist's head. What could be causing such a screech?

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Interzone / Re: Black Women Less Attractive.
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:28:12 AM »
You can't say that racism doesn't exist, nor can you justify it.

Saying you have preference to live around certain types of people doesn't universally mean kill them off, but sometimes it does. Throughout history, people have bigoted others and used it to justify murder, rape, genocide, brutality.

If it kills people, it's real. Like death.

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Interzone / Re: How to get brutally good at guitar
« on: March 11, 2012, 08:12:26 AM »
In the end, it's about how many hours you've logged in. Jam on a riff you like, but is kind of challenging and perfect it, then move on to playing the whole song, then harder songs after that.

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Interzone / Re: Craft beer
« on: December 13, 2011, 02:54:32 AM »
Victory Hop Devil IPA has an initial, complex, floral taste similar to that of the first toke on a bowl of fine medicinal marijuana.

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Metal / Re: Guitar Gear/Rig
« on: October 13, 2011, 08:00:51 PM »
Right now im using Dean Markley's and getting an excellent sound from them.

Blue Steel? I hear they kick ass. I have yet to try some though.

D'addario XL and forget about the rest. They are hands down the best for downtuning.

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