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Interzone / Good popular music
« on: November 27, 2010, 12:12:40 AM »
It's not an impossibility, just a rarity.  I'm getting very much into what I would call "House" music at the moment - a friend of mine is an amateur DJ, and it appears that we've found common ground in throwback disco put to dance beats with drawn out passages of extensive layering.  Some of this stuff (Daft Punk especially) actually ranks up there with a lot of good Metal, in my esteem (particularly the album "Discovery").  Examples: Daft Punk - Around the World, Modjo - Lady, and Louis La Roché - Be Brace.

This thread is mainly for discussion and possible recommendation of similarly good popular music.

Metal / Fel
« on: October 04, 2010, 06:27:09 PM »
"Pure" (?) Black Metal project of mine.  Here's the only 2010 release, free of charge, in shitty mp3 quality (buy the tape, motherfuckers):


It's short and sweet, and was simultaneously a way for me to wrap up a load of Metal ideas I had for this now Ambient project, and a chance for me to try out a new (horrific) vocal style.

I think someone uploaded a profile for this project to Metal Archives, you can check out the full list of releases on there.  They're all 2009 except for this one, as 2010 has mainly been devoted to Wiht (most of you will probably know that), Hundred (local band), Daghkagg (the best Blackened Speed/Deathdoom project ever), Formicator (formerly "DSBM", now something completely different), and a large amount of "soundtrack" music.

Metal / Order of the Silver Night
« on: July 25, 2010, 01:59:21 PM »

Some of our stuff is actually good.

Metal / Wiht
« on: May 06, 2010, 07:57:31 PM »

For a limited time only, free to download.  Anybody who wants to pay me the £1.95 + £2.00 postage for a physical copy (tape format only) is more than welcome.

I'm very interested in your (the DLA's, as well as Metal Hall's) reception of this music.

Link removed, buy a copy if interested.

Metal / Hessian Attire
« on: April 18, 2010, 06:27:48 PM »
Huzzah!  An entirely shallow thread, devoted to clothing etc!

What's the consensus on apparel?  Are we all blatant "Metalheads", or have some of us, for good or bad reasons, moved on from (or perhaps never even worn) tight jeans, leather jackets, and band tshirts?  Personally, being totally comfortable with not transcending every aspect of human existence RIGHT NOW!!!1!1, I prefer to belong to an easily recognisable "tribe", thereby indulging my instinct to belong to a group of some description.  From about the age of eleven, I began growing my hair, getting black jeans, band tshirts, even going so far as to get spiked leather bracers (which I now only wear for the lulz, doing gigs or whatever - might as well complete the "image").

To me, the "Metalhead" look, being evidence certainly of one's musical preference, is entirely fitting for the Hessian culture.  It's aggressive and warlike; "different" (though not by design, but by natural evolution); when done well, noble, though, again, in a warlike fashion.

Secondly, would anybody be interested in patches/badges/whatever of this?  With the consent of hessian.org, I intend to make one for myself, and, if the idea is popular, I might have a whole batch made at a lower price, so that I might sell the surplus off for cheap.

Edit: yes, I have a terrible habit of not proof-reading topics when I start them.

Metal / Black Metal is Dead
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:29:55 AM »

I reckon this one song pretty much makes use of every trope ("trend") that has been "popular" in Black Metal for the past ten+ years, and these guys manage to pull it off better than most "serious" bands do.

Interzone / DLA parodies
« on: January 11, 2010, 06:53:59 AM »
It depends on what era of Metallica they played to the monkeys.  If it's the more recent stuff, then the monkeys probably liked it because Lars Ulrich is the missing link.  If it's the older stuff, it's probably because Heavy Metal in general is more in tune with Nature, Metal reaches through human views of existence to show planes of Reality that even monkeys appreciate, Universal Understanding is more easily appreciated by non-human intelligence, Metal is generally awesome, etc.

Can I be a writer for the DLA, now?

Metal / Order of the Silver Night
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:37:17 PM »

Metal / Second attempt at Death Metal
« on: December 16, 2009, 10:30:03 AM »
I've most likely completely missed the point of the genre, but, if you would, tell me what you think:


Interzone / [META] Communal Projects/ideas
« on: December 01, 2009, 12:59:53 PM »

Why make the distinction in the first place?

Metal / Legend
« on: May 08, 2009, 03:34:38 PM »

Listen to "From the Fjords".

I find this to be impressively good.  To use a rather cliché word, it is "innovative".

Please, tell me what you think.

Interzone / Hate/Grammar War
« on: March 23, 2009, 02:05:41 AM »
"Hate" is not a noun.

Metal / Winter Moon / Moldern
« on: February 21, 2009, 06:56:28 AM »
A small number of you may remember, for some reason, that I was part of a band named Winter Moon around the turn of the year - in fact, one of my first posts, if not my first post, had the shoving of our music down your respective ears as its sole purpose.  Winter Moon has, since, effectively, dissolved - there is little to no collaboration between myself and the former bassist and drummer of Winter Moon, thus I have decided to redefine my music under the new name "Moldern".

The criticisms made about Winter Moon (aside from the name) were that there were "too many different styles", "the intro [was] pointless", and "[good ideas were] not developed enough and they [were] a little too far apart".  As a result of these criticisms, I have endeavored, to the best of my ability, to create less simplistic and more complex music, though the process of writing/recording is still the same - I create a drum pattern, come up with a good riff, and see if a good song comes out of it.

Furthermore, the overall sound has been worked on, so as to bring it closer to what I envisioned, at the beginning.

I have created a short medley of samples of songs, in chronological order, which can be located at http://moldern.wintermoon.co.uk/Medley.mp3

The track list, first by band, then by release, is as follows:


Winter Moon:

0:00 - 0:27 In the Realms of Timeless Death - Odes to the Dead
0:28 - 0:55 Desecrate - Odes to the Dead

Winter Moon/Moldern:

0:56 - 1:22 Dreams of a Vagrant - Untitled (Frost Metal)

1:23 - 1:46 In Front of the Tomb - A Castle...
1:47 - 2:19 Observing the Night (bridge) - A Castle...
2:19 - 3:28 Observing the Night (duet) - A Castle...  (I would just like to say: this was entirely improvised, excepting the ending.  Both guitar parts were played on the spot, one after the other.  These were the only takes I did.)


3:29 - 3:57 Dreamed, Darkling - Winter's Dying Breath
3:58 - 4:46 Battlements - Winter's Dying Breath

4:47 - 5:24 To Touch the Skies - Untitled (Emotion Recollected in Tranquility)


The last song is the first of the release I am currently working on.  I've resolved the "white noise" issues which were present throughout the "transition era" (i.e. post "Odes...")

I have tried very hard to make every instrument interesting, although I find the drums somewhat difficult, thus for the most part I use standard Black Metal drumming (the greatest display of drumming is on "Observing the Night")

Interzone / The final solution to the world's problem...
« on: February 06, 2009, 06:00:49 PM »
... is to kill an immense number of people, by any means necessary, as soon as possible.

The fundamental problem with the modern world, as I see it, is overpopulation, and, on average, an idiotic population.  By removing those with lesser intelligences, lesser physical abilties, less creativity, etc, we will not only come to a point where we will no longer waste our resources on those unfit to receive such benefits of our currently liberal society, we will also come to a point where there are few enough humans alive that the planet itself need not suffer any longer, thus assuring the possibility of the continued existence of humans.

This is an unrealistic goal, of course.  It will never happen, for the sole reason that those who do not fall into the category of "intelligent, physically fit, and creative" will never be defeated by the disparate groups of those who do fall into such capacities.  As with any movement, political or otherwise, which may end up actually working, and contributing to society, the individuals described above are too intentionally at ends with each other to provide a stronger front.

I am beginning to see four distinct possibilities:

1.  The greatest of humans band together to fix the overpopulation problem (not likely);

2.  The greatest of humans all decide to do the above, but fight each other about it, and are eventually driven out, sucked up, or killed, by the average man (somewhat more likely);

3.  A crisis of some sort causes a change in perspective in the majority of people.  An ideal is formed, and the fires of our civilisation are rekindled;

4.  Nothing is ever done of any considerable weight or volume.  Our society peters out into nothing, ready to give birth to the next, wherever that may come from.

The last is very interesting to me: in the past, new societies have come from other peoples.  Rome is the only example of this I can come up with right at this moment, as it is probably far too late for me to be thinking coherently anyway.  Perhaps Egypt and Greece count, as well, and the different Dynasties and Empires of mainland Eastern Asia, the acquisition of India by the British Empire (well, not a new society for the world, but new for the area), and other such cases...

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