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Messages - Jim Necroslaughter

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Metal / Re: Fully understanding metal
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:38:29 AM »
It helped me to think of black metal (Emperor, Darkthrone, etc.) not as "songs," but as sonic landscapes.

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Metal / Re: Black Metal Theory symposium @ Brooklyn, NJ, December 12
« on: December 17, 2009, 12:08:29 AM »
I like this:

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“The black metal event is a confession without need of absolution, without need of redemption”
...
“Black metal has become the sin eater,” he intoned. “It is engaged in transgressive behavior to be rid of it.”

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Metal / Re: [META] New Burzum album info
« on: November 27, 2009, 07:29:17 PM »
Any other thoughts/hopes/fears about it?

What I find most interesting is that album will be about/was inspired by Apollo.  Whereas the traditional "patron Gods" of metal have been Dionysus and/or Hades - I suppose you could mention Thor and Odin as well.  Broadly speaking, metal has been about death, darkness, war, storms.  Apollo does NOT represent these things.  Apollo is the god of order and light.  Perhaps this will be metal "post-nihilism."

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Metal / Re: Hellbent for Cooking: The Heavy Metal Cookbook
« on: November 24, 2009, 12:29:39 AM »
Indeed more hessians should cook better for themselves. I have been cooking for myself for 13 years using the best I could afford at the time and eating meals that give strength while having taste.

I love to cook for myself when I get a chance.  Very gratifying.  You save money, it tastes better, it's healthier.  A great habit and a favorite hobby of mine.  I love trying new food.

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Metal / Re: Metal orthodoxy
« on: November 24, 2009, 12:19:06 AM »
LOL @ Erosion to death metal black metal:  "Keep your head up champ!  you'll get 'em next time!"

I think death metal black metal might be joking around or you guys might be mis-reading him.  I thnk he's saying they won't repeat the "mistake" of providing simple answers like be kvlt or don't be kvlt, not the "mistake" of an introspective article.  I mean, how can an article be deemed the least popular in only 24 hrs.?

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Metal / Re: Best metal 1999-2009
« on: November 21, 2009, 02:44:40 AM »
Sorcier des Glaces - Moonrise in Total Darkness

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Metal / Re: New Burzum album info
« on: November 20, 2009, 06:00:05 PM »
oh noes!  that isn't the actual album cover, is it?  I sure hope Varg changes it - seems subtly homoerotic.

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Metal / Burzum - Belus (March 2010)
« on: November 18, 2009, 06:43:25 PM »
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The coming album is called "Den Hvite Guden" (The White God) and is a musical and lyrical description of the the White God (alias Apollon, Baldr, Belenus, Belus, Bragi, Byelobog, Jarilo, et cetera) and the annual events of his life.

You can expect to see "The White God" around March-April (anno 2010), when he traditionally returns from the hidden world of shadows.

Respectfully,
Varg Vikernes
(14.11.2009)

- Notice that it will center around Apollo as opposed to Dionysus (or Hades).  The first "white" metal album (so to speak)?

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Interzone / Re: Truth over economy and twilight of money
« on: November 16, 2009, 03:32:51 PM »
The sword is victorious over money, the master-will subdues again the plunderer-will . . .  Money is overthrown and abolished by blood. Life is alpha and omega, the cosmic stream in microcosmic form . . . And so the drama of a high culture–that wondrous world of deities, arts, thoughts, battles, cities–closes with the return of the pristine facts of blood eternal that is one and the same as the ever-circling cosmic flow.

-Oswald Spengler

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Metal / Re: Death/black metal on mainstream radio
« on: October 26, 2009, 04:53:20 PM »
I gotcha.  I'm just saying I think it's better for metal to not be the realm of the outcast or outcast sympathizer.

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Interzone / Re: Truth over economy and twilight of money
« on: October 23, 2009, 02:18:44 PM »
Really the only power ever was the hard heart of a killer. Gold is just a couple of abstract layers removed from the mercenary/policeman/soldier/assassin paid with it.

ahhh!  well said.  that's downright poetic!

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Interzone / Re: Truth over economy and twilight of money
« on: October 19, 2009, 05:30:45 PM »
"MONEY:  A CHILD'S PERSPECTIVE"


A young boy at the feet of his mother

Boy - "Why does dad have to go to work?"
Mom - "To make money."

Why does he have to make money?
So we can buy food and clothes to survive.

Why can people exchange money for food and clothes?
Because money has value.

Why does money have value?
Because money represents gold.

Why does gold have value?
Because people want it.

Why do people want gold?
Shut-up, kid.

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Metal / Re: I like O.p.e.t.h.
« on: October 17, 2009, 01:35:33 PM »
All this "blah blah blah transcendent truth of the universe expressed through the double harmonized arpeggio of doom" is total bullshit; Morbid Angel wasn't thinking about that crap at all when they wrote their first two albums, they just wanted to write rippin' death metal with some added charm. Have fun finding any tactful way to express these totally bogus ideas in the real world.

Well I experienced a #10 the first several times I heard Pure Holocaust, with the 2nd full listen being the height experience.  It doesn't happen ALL the time with every good metal album, but then again Morbid Angel can't touch Pure Holocaust.

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Metal / Re: War Master "Chapel of Apocalypse" demo 2009: it rocks
« on: October 13, 2009, 12:04:08 AM »
Total support!

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Metal / Re: Death/black metal on mainstream radio
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:40:04 PM »
I think the point is that metal already has a mainstream face, Metallica, Iron Maiden, CoF, Killswitch Engage, Spinal Tap etc etc. I think we can agree that decent underground metal has no mainstream face because it is underground. By definition it is a more acquired taste and more complex to grasp, otheriwse it wouldn't be underground. It is not pleasant or nice to listen to. I think the point of this thread is to give the mainstream a taste of what real underground metal sounds like and what it's intentions are. It is NOT the desire to popularise and dilute the concepts and music that make underground metal so great.

Granted this is a near impossible task as to make something mainstream you must make it easy to digest for a mainstream audience, because otherwise people get bored/scared. But i think this is a worthwhile project as for every 1000 idiots who misunderstand, mock and demonize, you will get a kid who really digs it and may just be the next Varg Vikernes or Rob Darken.
greater exposure brings new blood to the genre and it also brings an influx of posers. you need to balance the two, obviously. there needs to be avenues for newcomers to reach the underground (like mainstream radio) but we don't want to saturate society with it.
This is what I was thinking.  A good way to attract non-hipsters and non-depressed goth/outcast types is via "mainstream."  Enter Sandman on MTV and Seasons in the Abyss in the high school weight room trickles down into my friends' older brothers (who were "popular," well-adjusted, and "cool") listening to Slayer, Sepultura, Deicide, and Morbid Angel when I'm in middle school.  That, in turn, gives me an exposure to extreme metal when I'm 12 and I sort of look up to these guys because they're cool and they lift weights and they play football.  The Sepultura was "Chaos A.D." and the Morbid Angel was "Domination," but it didn't matter because the seed had been planted, and I had an appreciation for metal in a NON-IRONIC way.  Later on when I'm in college I discover black metal, I was late to the party, but hey, in 1991 I was only 8 years old.  The point is that when kids are 12-17 yrs. old, the well-adjusted kids tend toward the mainstream (whatever it may be) and usually branch out a little later on.  I say Immortal or Vader on the radio is better for metal, and kids, in general, than hip-hop/rap on the radio.

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