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Metal / Re: America should have avoided making black metal
« on: February 04, 2011, 08:47:51 PM »
First tier
There isn't anything important to music among those nine. Nothing to offer music history here.

Honestly, what does this even mean? Important to music, really?

I second this question. The link further confuses things.

Metal / Re: Bands that you want to see reviewed by DLA
« on: February 01, 2011, 02:27:44 AM »
It's surprising that Inquisition - Into the Infernal Regions of the Ancient Cult is not on the archive, but an obscure demo of theirs is.

Metal / Re: YOUR metal timeline
« on: January 04, 2011, 02:45:49 PM »
'82: born
'88: I like AC/DC
'92: I like U2 and Cranberries because they're more "mature"
'98: I'm introduced to Korn, Manson etc, discover that I like heavy shit
'00: Realise that previously enjoyed music was in fact pop music, start listening to Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Samael, Emperor, and then go on a quest to listen to any underground American "brutal" stuff I can find, eg. Cryptopsy, Eternal Suffering, Pessimist, Deaden, Fleshgrind, Dehumanized, Disgorge
'02: Discover Graveland, and my life gains new meaning. Also listening to stuff like Satyricon, Carpathian Forest, Ulver and Sigh.
'04: Discover Burzum, and my life gains new meaning. I then start to properly appreciate Darkthrone, Mayhem. I go on a quest to accumulate the best black metal in existence. This quest is on-going.
'07: Discover Bathory, and my life gains new meaning. I beat myself up for having ignored them because they're "old 80s stuff".
'09: Gain a renewed appreciation for death metal, recognising Immolation, early Entombed and Dismember as the pinnacle.
'10: Altars of Madness is awesome. Engram is amazing, and helps me to finally appreciate Beherit. Inquisition gains my curiosity.

Metal / Re: What metal makes you "raise your sword"?
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:11:56 AM »
Actually the highly underrated Graveland album of the same name has this effect on me! And I'll have to second the mentions of Inno A Satana and Blood Fire Death. Slottet I Det Fjerne and Manneskyggen's Slave have a similar impact.

Metal / Re: Bands that you want to see reviewed by DLA
« on: September 26, 2010, 07:21:22 PM »
Is there a reason why Rotting Christ's Non Serviam is not reviewed here?

Metal / Re: Cleaning out my music collection....
« on: September 26, 2010, 04:44:26 AM »
I'm thinking if you can't get into Bathory then metal may be the wrong genre for you...

At any rate, the journey of musical discovery is something you'll have to go through on your own. There's no benefit or satisfaction in "fast-tracking" this journey. Maybe consider buying some of the albums that you consider to be the best, after spending time listening to and evaluating them.

Metal / Re: Varathron - His Majesty at the Swamp
« on: September 17, 2010, 02:03:17 AM »
To me Varathron fits in the same sub-sub-sub-genre as early Samael, and conveys a similar mood. I think that to qualify your statement, you need to say what black metal is, and then explain how Varathron doesn't meet your definition.

Metal / Re: How did metalheads become such wimps?
« on: September 15, 2010, 12:12:17 AM »
I don't know if I should judge you for misinterpreting what should have been blatant sarcasm, question my sarcasm-delivery-system or look deeper into my soul to see if somehow you saw through the fake sarcasm to an inner truth that I subconsciously confessed that I don't even know about. Now I'll sit alone in my room tonight, instead of helping my son with his homework, wondering if I really do like Dying Fetus, dejected.
I'd go with questioning your sarcasm-delivery-system.

Metal / Re: Ildjarn: Last Man Standing
« on: June 27, 2010, 05:14:35 AM »
Darken...really? Fire Chariot of Destruction is amazing, but the last two albums (or next two...just in case he releases more albums while I'm typing) are poor imitations of previous work, and are guilty of the same offenses that people accuse Belus of.

Metal / Re: Burzum - Belus
« on: June 26, 2010, 06:10:53 AM »
I still think it's a very good black metal album. But not a good Burzum album.

Metal / Origin and Destruktor rare items auction ending today
« on: February 08, 2010, 06:39:24 PM »
Origin and Destruktor will be gone in a few hours. Check out the other stuff. Satyricon is already sold.

Metal / Re: Is black metal "twee" now?
« on: November 05, 2009, 05:19:29 PM »
I don't see what your points have to do with black metal being twee.

That, and the fact that this topic exists and there are surely several thousand people who think about the matter at hand in a similar way  [i.e. "black metal is srs bsns"] should be enough to discount such a claim.

Listen to what is good, ignore everything else.

It directly correlates to finding what is good. The inane kiddies who think 3 chords and a PC makes them uber kvlt black metal gods have so much shit clogging up the genre, finding a good band amidst it all is like digging through your septic tank for a spec of gold dust.

You eliminate the parasites, and the number of crap being churned out drops. Once that happens, all of these aberrations will stop being praised, and the truly talented works will be more easily discernible, leading to a rise in the standard of quality.

But until then, we'll have to settle for being told every overly distorted; strummed out farce that some dweeb puts on his myspace, is the new Burzum-meets-Darkthrone played like Immortal-meets-Dissection.
Personally I'm happy if I'm only able to discover something truly brilliant about twice a year. I guess it makes it that much more rewarding. I can understand that for kids who sit in front of their computer all day downloading albums faster than they can listen to them, it might be frustrating that their hard drive is actually overloaded with crap. Personally I take comfort in the music that I own, and have owned for years, and if something is genuinely worthwhile, it gets mentioned on forums and in reviews. We have plenty of tools for discerning which music is worth looking into, so randomly searching for stuff on myspace is completely unnecessary.

Metal / Re: Is Black Metal Superior to Death Metal?
« on: October 21, 2009, 06:58:57 AM »
I have another question: Is metal objectively superior as a genre? I'm sure that metal is the best genre, but I don't think I could explain why objectively.

We can't really evaluate the quality of a genre because within every genre there will be variation in quality.  I suppose when anus.com uses the term metal broadly it refers primarily to the fundamental spiritual impulse which created metal and the bands that were true to that spirit, everything else is dead weight.
Maybe a better question would be "why/how is it that the best music has come from within the metal genre?"

Metal / Re: Is Black Metal Superior to Death Metal?
« on: October 19, 2009, 07:22:49 AM »
I have another question: Is metal objectively superior as a genre? I'm sure that metal is the best genre, but I don't think I could explain why objectively.

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