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Metal / Re: Black & death metal lyrics
« on: July 03, 2009, 03:08:40 AM »
On paper the lyrics for many great albums don't look that good, especially some black metal bands for whom English is a second language. (having said that some Norwegian bands speak excellent English). However, when you hear them in their context the devilerence of lyrics can send a shiver down my spine.

agreed.  it's almost more about how the lyrics sound and where they are "placed," than what they "mean."  the perfectly placed word or phrase, within the context of the song, can send a shiver down my spine, too.  the final line to "As Flittermice As Satans Spys," when he says "with the eye of our master," gets me every time.

however, I actually think the fact that English is the second language for some bands might be an asset.  when you're writing in a language you're not as familiar with, you have to be a little more judicious about the words chosen.  and although it can result in some clumsy phrases or word choice (see Immortal (whose lyrics I actually quite like, btw)) it can ALSO result in some turns of phrase that are more poetic or original than what a native speaker could EVER come up with.  at the end of the day, metal lyrics need to be EVOCATIVE above all else.

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Interzone / Re: Nihilism and concrete freedom
« on: June 28, 2009, 09:15:33 PM »
Ofcourse all i have is myself, but i cant have my body, my mind, my will if i m obliged not to act accordingly to what i think. If somebody forces you to act or not to act he or she is hostile, if he or she succedes in this you're not free anymore.

you're only as free as your abilities "allow" you to be.  if someone has obliged you, blame your lack of ability or your lack of bravery.  you are still "free" to think of a way around your obligation.  if that means coming up with a plan that might risk your life, and you still aren't willing to do it, then blame your cowardice, not your lack of freedom.  "Freedom," in the sense that I think of it, can't be granted, nor can it be taken away.  It DOES exist "in" one's mind.

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Metal / Re: Trying this out
« on: June 28, 2009, 07:10:07 PM »
love it.  good idea

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did this happen?  is it archived anywhere?

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 16, 2009, 06:18:24 PM »
Saturday June 6th, 2009, was a rainy, overcast day in Madison, Wisconsin.  Appropriate for the Inter-National Day of Slayer, I suppose.  While the rain may have deterred some people (flaky Madison liberals) from showing up that day, the proud few stuck out the rain from 10 AM to 4 PM at Library Mall, in the heart of downtown Madison. 

Within 15 minutes of setting up, a random, street-urchin type, riding a bike, stopped by and offered me a hit off the glass pipe he had hidden in his hand - "this is the green, right here," he said.  In the right situation I would partake, but I figured this wasn't the time or the place, so I passed.  I found it funny that this was the first time in my life that a complete random offered me weed - in public, no less.  The IDoS brings good karma I guess. 

After about an hour, a completely unassuming 20-something year old, came up and asked me, "Is it REALLY the National Day of Slayer!?"  We talked for 15 minutes about the best Slayer album (I told him South of Heaven), and metal, in general.  I gave him a flyer and mentioned anus.com a few times.  He was extremely fun to talk to - a balding, "conservatively" dressed young man that actually knew quite a bit about metal.  He was really excited about the fact that it was the National Day of Slayer, and it was clear that he wasn't taking the holiday as a joke or with a sense of irony. 

At one point, early on, I remember two University of Wisconsin campus tours being forced to walk by us - haha!  These tours are essentially for high-school kids and their parents who are trying to decide on where to go to college next fall.  I'm pretty sure Reign in Blood was playing at that point - perfect!

The next person I remember talking to was a very old man.  He was looking at our signs and came up to me and in a thick German accent, he said "June 6th is also D-Day."  I told him we knew that, and he told me a great story about how he was 14 and living in Nazi Germany on D-Day (so I guess that would make him 79, today).  He asked me, "What is this 'metal,' is it the music you listen to?"  I confirmed that it was, and I told him I also listen to classical.  He asked me, who is your favorite composer?  I told him Beethoven.  He seemed very pleased with my answer, and said something to the effect of:  "Beethoven makes you think that the entire universe was created just so that Beethoven could exist."  The old man was a pleasure to talk to, especially with Hell Awaits blasting in the background!

Let's see.  I remember an older woman (must have been 40) coming up and taking a flyer.  I remember an older couple (around 40 or 50) coming up and hanging out for about 10 minutes - the wife seemed to know her Slayer pretty well, all things considered.  A group of young African-American men and women stopped by for a few minutes and chatted us up, took a few flyers, and seemed pretty amused about the whole thing.  There was a church about 100 yards away and sure enough, there was a wedding that day.  A few of the groomsmen walked by at one point and raised a beer.  At one point, I remember explaining to a man why Slayer was the perfect spokesband for metal - they are popular, but not total sell-outs, essentially.  Nat'l Day of Darkthrone is too obscure, but Nat'l Day of Metallica is too HIV positive.

The best group of people that stopped by was a German family (more Germans!).  They all had accents but they essentially spoke perfect English, I gathered that they live in America or visit it a lot.  Anyway, the mom and dad stood back and had huge smiles on their face.  The two sons and daughter were REALLY excited about our set-up!  They said this was the best thing they had seen in months, they loved our signs (the daughter especially liked the "No Hipsters" sign), and took a bunch of pictures.  We talked for probably 20 minutes; the one son really knew his black metal - he opened up his wallet and showed me his old I.D. from Deutschland.  He said, "this was when I was 15 and had long hair - I used to be a sinner!"  Pretty good line, I thought.

All in all I was pretty surprised at how we attracted a pretty diverse crowd - men, women, black, white, German, young, old, long hair, balding, street-urchins, groomsmen.  At the end of the day, I realize that some people who stopped by probably thought we were being ironic, and to some extent, I know that we attracted some hipster-types.  But I know I made some contact with some authentic people who will hopefully, ultimately, check out anus.com.

Improvements for next year:

- Red dye for the fountain in the middle of Library Mall.

- A goat chained to a tree

- A bigger/louder stereo!

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 10, 2009, 04:28:45 PM »
I'm not very computer/internet savvy, in general, so I'll just post this link for now. 

SLAY-IN - MADISON, WISCONSIN

click on either of the two photos on the left.  I'll continue to work on making a more organized post, but this is a little taste.

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Metal / Re: Blaspherian
« on: June 08, 2009, 07:46:10 PM »
Oh by the way:  last week Hells Headbangers had this in stock, and now it looks like it's sold out.  Coincidence?  Probably not.

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Metal / Re: Blaspherian
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:02:58 PM »
This is really good stuff.  It's exactly the kind of Death Metal I like (the comparisons to Asphyx and Morpheus Descends are apt).  I would probably have never heard about this if it wasn't for the DLA.  Thank you!

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 07, 2009, 11:51:33 PM »
Just want to let everyone know the Madison Slay-In went off without a hitch!  I'm still pumped up about the whole thing even today!  Not a LOT of people showed up, but the proud few were there from 10AM to 4PM exactly like we said.  I probably handed out 25 flyers to different people who seemed genuinely interested.  And of course, we blasted Slayer (and a little Mortuary "Blackened Images") the whole time.  I'd say we played Hell Awatis 3 times, and South of Heaven and Reign in Blood 4 times and Blackened Images 2 times.  Once some pictures get uploaded, I'll maybe make another post giving a more detailed rundown/story.

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 03, 2009, 06:02:03 PM »
The Madison Slay-In is getting geared up!  I went downtown to the site the other day and it will be PERFECT!  Anybody in Wisconsin, or Northern Illinois area COME TO MADISON.  10 AM - 4 PM (we'll stay longer if people are still hanging out).  I've made some more phone calls to various city of Madison offices and I have confirmed we don't need a permit.  So anybody who wants to come Madison - don't worry about getting any hassle, and if we do get hassle I will deal with it.  PM me if you have any questions.

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Metal / Re: National Day of Slayer
« on: June 01, 2009, 12:47:37 AM »
OK, I wonder what you guys think.  I called the police department in Madison and I asked them:  do I need a permit to set up a card table, play music, and hand out flyers at "Library Mall" (where I will be holding my Slay-In)?  They said as long as I wasn't selling anything I should be fine, and if the music is too loud they would give me a warning first.  So I figure, no problem.  Then I was exploring the City of Madison website and it said you need a "sonic amplification" permit if you are going to set up at Library Mall and you can only amplify from 11am-12pm and 4pm-5pm.  Now I've been to Library Mall plenty of times, and people are always playing music at all hours of the day there.  My question is:  do you think I should just go through the proper channels anyway and obtain the permit (but risk alerting the city/cops, ahead of time, that I will be blaring Slayer all day Saturday)?  Or should I just go down there, set up shop, and more or less "play dumb" (if I get any hassle).  Keep in mind that I DID call the PD ahead of time and I even recorded the time, date, and name of the officer who told me that it would be no problem, that I don't need to obtain a permit - so I have that in my back pocket if I "play dumb."  Should I get a permit, or not?

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Metal / Re: Enjoy the Massacra
« on: May 16, 2009, 04:23:14 PM »
This band is the essence of death metal - violent ecstasy.

Well said.  It is really bizarre how unrecognized this band is, like you said.  I'm more of Final Holocaust guy, though.


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Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: May 15, 2009, 04:03:46 PM »
MERCILESS - Unbound

Cool!  I didn't even know about this one.  All I've listened to by Merciless is The Awakening

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Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: May 13, 2009, 04:04:05 PM »
For me, it's been:

Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism along with their "Immortal" EP ('91)

not exactly an obscure pick, but everytime I return to it (as I have recently), it is definitely "refreshing."


Most recently:

Adramelech - Pure Blood Doom

Good pull.  Pure Blood Doom, and Adramelech, in general, is often overlooked.  Their work prior to PBD is good, too - Psychostasia, The Fall, etc.  I think I'll listen to some Adramelech today - it's been a while and it should be refreshing.

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Interzone / Re: Environmental jihad
« on: May 11, 2009, 02:55:23 PM »
great topic.  I finally came to this realization, myself, over the past few months.  Forgive me if I'm just repeating what you all have said but the liberals created their own downfall by banking on proving global warming to justify why we need to stop a more general problem (pollution/ecocide).  Here is where our reliance on science fails.  Of course the "conservatives" simply say, "hey we only have statistics going back so many years, but the earth itself has existed for millions of years, who's not to say that this isn't just the natural cycle of the earth?"  And now we have a stalemate.  How about an AESTHETIC justification for why we need to stop pollution/ecocide?  Smoke stacks, trash on the side of roads, trucks emitting black smoke, giant cities and their ghettos, etc. all look like shite, and they smell like shite - what more justification do we need?  use your instincts.

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