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Messages - Jim Necroslaughter

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Audiofile / Cemetary (SWE)
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:44:41 PM »

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Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« on: June 06, 2014, 06:19:15 PM »
Profanatica appeared on a 4-way split in 2008, "Trampling the Holy Faith."  I'd love to hear those 2 tracks if someone has them.

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Metal / Re: Canadian shooter quotes Megadeth
« on: June 06, 2014, 05:57:41 PM »
I believe his buddy also said they listened to Black Sabbath, drank whiskey, and sat in the garage.

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on a side note, they also released a 20th anniversary edition of Nightside Eclipse with a re-mastered version and alternate mix version.  has anybody around these parts heard the alternate mix by chance?

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Interzone / Re: waves and frequencies
« on: May 29, 2014, 01:47:58 PM »
Anybody have a system for listening to their music at 432?  I've heard it can be done with computer programs.  Has anybody explored this?

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Metal / Re: Is it ok to sell CDs in this forum?
« on: May 26, 2014, 03:15:24 PM »
it's fine.  I don't think we have official rules, but just keep it to one thread and bump it every so often if you want to keep it alive.

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Metal / Variations of Black Metal
« on: May 25, 2014, 06:45:55 PM »
I was going to write an ode to black metal but I think instead I'll pose a question, see what others say, and maybe weigh back in.  First of all I was thinking about the curiousness of how black metal, a truly elaborate and monumental art form, grew out of the grimy underground.  My first knowledge of "undergound" was punk/hardcore/grindcore, trashy shit like Black Flag, GG Allin, Napalm Death, Anal Cunt, mohawk-style punk, that kind of thing.  There are some diamonds in the rough but you get the idea.  It's kind of trashy.

Now, death metal and black metal both have roots in the trashy grime as well, and although death metal did rise to impressive heights with some albums, I think black metal soared the highest.

But here is the real question:  if something like Oath of Black Blood and Old Morning's Dawn can both be considered black metal, what is it that links this wide range of expression?  I think progression of techniques are part of it, but behind the sound, what is it that holds the variations of black metal together?

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Interzone / Re: Are offensive or dangerous ideas metal?
« on: May 06, 2014, 05:03:57 PM »
It's funny, some people might argue that there is no such thing as blasphemy, heretics, or taboo anymore.  they used to say, without God, everything is permitted.  but actually, without God, nothing is permitted.  I think we all know damn well the new taboo and blasphemy.  Give me a day and I could write a Paul Ledney style litany that would so blaspheme the ear of modernity you couldn't even believe it. 

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Interzone / Re: Online Classics.
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:35:35 PM »
Before books people used their minds.  When people rely exclusively on books their minds become feeble.  A feeble mind has no imagination, intuition, or flexibility.  They are slaves.

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Metal / Re: Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 27, 2014, 01:27:29 PM »
I had to re-visit Key of Throne because of this thread, and yes, whoa, way better than I remember it!  It's a keeper and they even incorporate that sort of choir/monk humming/murmuring thing, always a favorite technique.

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Metal / Re: Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: February 21, 2014, 06:30:30 PM »
Imposition:  try the Nuclear War Now board.  http://nwnprod.com/forum/

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Interzone / The way things are - The way things ought to be
« on: February 16, 2014, 10:29:15 PM »
As far as reality goes, there is no 'ought' and there is no way things should be.  Reality operates according to unchanging principles.  Let's rightfully acknowledge that.

But now let us talk about people and people-stuff.  There is no 'way' that people 'are.'  People will adapt to their surroundings.  I've seen it too many times to be told otherwise.  Low expectations result in low character, high expectations result in high character.  Challenge someone and they rise to the occasion.  Let someone off the hook because 'that's the way things are,' and they persist in their folly.

It is in this way that I say:  let us be 'unrealistic.'


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Audiofile / Satan (UK)
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:01:20 PM »


Satan - Life Sentence  (2013, SendItz)

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Interzone / Re: Atheism
« on: January 27, 2014, 02:15:35 AM »
The atheist mistakenly assumes that if something is not known or cannot be known theoretically, it is not worthy of belief.  Once again, a belief in only what the individual or collection of individuals think, know, perceive, or feel.  The unknown is not the same as unreal.

I largely agree with your post. I particularly agree with the general point that belief ('faith') is an essential part of being human. It is a source of energy. Despite welcoming the collapse of Xtianity, Nietzsche, for instance, wrote of the utility of belief for driving human mind to higher endeavors.

Yes but it is not *merely* utilitarian.  Belief is utterly inescapable.
 
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However, keep in mind that Atheists, on an underlying level, have their own faith and their own mission. They are driven by belief. You cannot 'know' (in sense of having a 100 per cent certain true belief) that the supernatural does not exist. You are simply driven, if an atheist, by the conviction that physicalism captures the stuff the cosmos.

This is not to say that most of the objective evidence does not point towards a physicalist ontology... but just that it does so probabilistically, and not with 100 per cent certainty.

The premise is simple:  the unknown is not a lesser aspect or lesser part of reality, if anything it is primary.  For every one thing that is known, there are ten things that are unknown.  What you don't know could fill a library.

Yes, the unknown is like an open ocean to an explorer, or a christian village to a Viking.

However, do not conflate the unknown with the known-probably-not-to-exist.

It is one thing, from the point of view of knowledge, to not be 'captured by human minds' because you are yet to be reached - another not to be 'captured by human minds' because you don't exist.

Something that is beyond your grasp you cannot put in a basket, alternatively you can't put what doesn't exist in your basket either.

"known-probably-not to exist"?  That is not very scientific of you.  In any event I like your analogy very much.  Yes, the unknown is like the ocean, and the known is like a tiny little island.  We are utterly surrounded by the unknown and yet we hardly think of it.  If anything, knowledge is the anomaly.  But no one thinks of it like that, do they.

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Interzone / Re: Atheism
« on: January 27, 2014, 02:03:12 AM »
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The unknown is very much a part of reality and an aspect of reality - it is simply not known.


How can any part of reality be said to be "known" or "unknown" independent of anything that might "know" or "not know" it?

This is an unnecessarily complicated way to frame things.  We used to think the sun revolved around the earth, now we know it is the opposite, reality did not change, only knowledge changed.

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The atheist mistakenly assumes that if something is not known or cannot be known theoretically, it is not worthy of belief.

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This is not as accurate as it could be. Theory without observational evidence is not grounds for belief. If observational evidence is present, then it is safe to consider it valid.

That's fine with me, I was trying to give the benefit of the doubt.  Ontologically speaking (I believe Im using that word correctly?) it would be natural to assume that there are things that are true but not known and work that into the equation.

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Once again, a belief in only what the individual or collection of individuals think, know, perceive, or feel.

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Do you know of any religion which did not arise and be communicated through what individuals think, know, perceive, or feel?

Religion is based on belief and works the unknown into the equation.  It does not claim otherwise.  Atheism has nothing to say about the unknown.

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