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Messages - Jim Necroslaughter

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Metal / Re: New Burzum album info
« on: December 23, 2009, 08:10:56 PM »
ehhh, frankly I'm happy with the name change.  it just screamed "look at me, aren't I provocative?"  I generally agree with a "no compromise" way of thinking or attitude, but in this case I think you concede that battle to win the war.  I have a very intelligent and creative "liberallish" friend who has been coming around to black metal and more traditional and nationalist ways of thinking.  He really likes Burzum.  I was not looking forward to telling him that the new Burzum album is translated as "The White God."  I don't think it would have turned him off in the sense of "OMG - racism!' it would have just turned him off in the sense of "wow that's cheesy and desperate."

I would like to think that ultimately "cooler heads prevailed."

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Metal / Re: Black Metal Theory symposium @ Brooklyn, NJ, December 12
« on: December 23, 2009, 07:53:47 PM »
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.”

I like it but don't agree with it.

Black metal is not trying to get rid of transgressive acts; it's trying to make our philosophy of life include them, in the right context.

None of these guys murder their cats, but they might just kill a christian or politician. Things to ponder.

heh, I read this article again and it seems I misunderstood what that final "it" in the last quoted sentence was referring to.  a slightly confusing way for that speaker to write his sentence, but I think you're reading it correctly.  in other words:  "it is engaged in transgressive behavior to be rid of transgressive behavior."  In that case, I DO think the speaker is off.  Black metal is more "holistic" than that and doesn't want to "get rid" of ANYTHING (in the same sense that Nietzsche says he wants to say "Yes" to everything).

here's the quote again, this time with everything in between:
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“The black metal event is a confession without need of absolution, without need of redemption,” he said. It is, he added, “a cleaning up of the mess of others.” He invoked the old English tradition of sin eating by means of burial cakes, in which a loaf of bread was put on a funeral bier or a corpse, and a paid member of the community would eat the bread, representing sin, to absolve and comfort the deceased.

“Black metal has become the sin eater,” he intoned. “It is engaged in transgressive behavior to be rid of it.”

What I more or less agree with is the general idea that black metal is a confession of sorts, without the need of redemption.  I don't think that black metal is the "sin eater" in the Christian sense of sin, but after I listen to say, 'Under a Funeral Moon,' or 'Burzum s/t' I definitely feel "cleansed."

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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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