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Interzone / Re: Re-issues are d-bag
« on: November 05, 2012, 05:15:31 AM »
Why re-issues are douchebag:

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As usual, the damned bonus live tracks to fuck up the reissue!!
I hate it!!!!

Nothing like hearing an album and then getting subjected to the SAME tracks in demo or live format, e.g. crappier and redundant.

It's better to just put out a 2CD set of complete demos & live so that it forms a unique listening experience.


I'd gladly pay for a completely separate CD with a bunch of bonus/live tracks than have my reissues marred by a bunch of shit I don't want to hear with my classic album. 

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Interzone / Re: Female fronted pop/rock
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:43:00 AM »

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Interzone / Re: U.S. companies eject burdensome employees
« on: November 04, 2012, 01:12:52 AM »
In my experience the workload at most places is carried by a small number of people.  The problem is that during economic fat-times the mediocre work themselves into the higher echelons and it becomes politically difficult during lean-times to admit that it is the incompetent who are the central cause of monetary insolvency.  Firings are then conducted along the fiscal/political lines and talented people who make too much or make obvious the uncomfortable truth are often jettisoned randomly with the chaff with the ultimate result of nothing being learned.
I've always wondered why so many businesses would prefer to employ fools because they can pay them less.  This eye to the bottom-line always overlooks the tremendous cost incurred by such a policy.  In the field of manufacturing (my field), the amount of rework needed to cover the fuckups of these fuckups is astonishing and the quality of the end product results in a significant amount of warranty work and replacement.  Its always been my policy to hire one talented young guy for $18-$20/hr than two or three retards for $9/hr.  If you make the right personnel decisions you not only get high-quality production, you also get an excellent candidate for possible management positions after 5-10 years of experience in the trenches.  This person will have absorbed the company culture and have a personal stake in the company and if he earns consideration for promotion to a position of responsibility, will not feel entitled to the same monetary compensation that some useless asshole with a new MBA would (although obviously he would still be compensated more than fairly).  You have happier workers because you are paying them for what the job is actually worth, and while production volume is smaller in the short run, with less time wasted on fixing fuckups you have a much larger long-term production capacity and can generate better brand-loyalty by making superior products. 
There are problems with this model because of the structure of our economy: such a large part of it is cheap consumer goods and services.  Because the money being made on most of this shit is the money of the proles, poor service and poor products are the rule.  Proles usually get jobs working for other proles.  That is why I've always tried to find employment with companies that make products for socially useful activities: weapons manufacturing, high-end musical instruments, etc. 

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Metal / Re: Das Perfekte Album
« on: November 03, 2012, 11:42:11 PM »
Plus the shitty deals these guys were given for writing music that almost never turned into a living makes it hard to believe there's as much quality material as there is, especially given how volatile the labels were.  They usually have to support themselves with other jobs, after all.

It seems that the quality of the music is a result of the bands themselves wanting to make great music and being willing to support their love of music with a day job.  They want to make music, not 'be a musician.'  Looking at many classical composers they too had to support their composition with shitty jobs teaching pupils and such.  Graveland's 20 year existence is pretty amazing in this light as I doubt gaspodin Darken makes enough money on his musical output to live; selling a few thousand (I presume) records a year does not a musical career make.  Maybe the shitty deals these guys were given helped keep the legions of shitflingers at bay and allowed the talented to stand out above a herd that had been substantially thinned by market forces... at least until all of the hard work of the truly talented originators payed off and allowed the legions of shitflingers to get good deals playing mediocre knockoffs.

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Metal / Re: Metal radio
« on: April 20, 2011, 11:06:49 PM »
Our station gets  an HD signal from the local NPR affiliate UPR (Utah Public Radio), and we have an internet stream.

Unlike some we don't have archives available, but my show is at http://radio.usu.edu on Fridays 8-10 pm MST. We also can't "promote or endorse" an album, if we call it great or something we have to say "in my opinion" which I just ignore, but the FCC thing is going too far with some language. Our contracts have a Lenny Bruce list of what we can't say which is a great source of comedy, and it can't be "sexual" which considering what I sometimes get away with is a laugher but I don't talk as much anymore. If we get a small FM signal we'll have more liberties but we need listenership for that and its the Ipod generation so what can you do. Plus Cache valley is pretty much owned by that UPR group and no one gets in without their say-so, good ol' libertarian Mormons!

BLAH

The funniest thing happened when I was being interviewed at the station and the director did a drop saying he was about to play some "face melting metal for you all." He played Chevelle. I honestly didn't think I'd last a week but its been 3 years and they've let me go off.

You are a brave soul, sir, trying to bring quality Metal to the airwaves of Deseret.  I salute you.  When I was a kid punk ruled the underground there in Cache, but by the time I got to high school it was jam bands that were the big thing.  I only knew one dude who listed to black/death metal, and that was ten years ago.  Has it improved at all?  Is Beaverstock still going on in the summer there?  Stay strong and do the Lords work.

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Interzone / Re: Teen Paranormal Romance
« on: April 17, 2011, 04:54:58 AM »
Ever been in people's houses?  Nobody has books anymore. 

If we could get the idiots to stop reading, the quality of literature could rise again...

Indeed.  I've pointed out how the general lack of interest in a certain segment of published materials has resulted in an increase in quality.  I am sure that since the interest in 'social' history has been on the increase in the past 20 or so years the quality has taken a general downward trend; military history is being increasingly ignored (outside of the basest propaganda needed to sustain a low-level of quasi-imperialistic warfare) and has experienced an increase in quality.  It seems that the way to maintain literary quality is to specialize and find a niche market...much like black metal.  A lot of the more modern military history is rather stripped to its essentials, harshly realist, and ruthless in its search for the structures and forms that make for effective warfare, much like black metal.    I think that the novel/fiction realm will keep trending ever downward because there seems to be fewer obvious niches to fill.  I know many otherwise smart people who read boatloads of trashy new novels.  I've known Senators, businessmen, military Officers, and teachers who had vary little reading outside of oprah's book club-type fare.  I always wince and prepare for the worst when people tell me, "oh, I love to read!"  The internet has delivered a crushing blow to the quality of writing as well as the attention-span of potential readers.

Its easy to point out all the fails and such.  I cannot really think of any positive action to countermand this other than what I have outlined in previous posts.  I will have to think of this a bit.

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Interzone / Re: Teen Paranormal Romance
« on: April 17, 2011, 01:02:07 AM »
Ever been in people's houses?  Nobody has books anymore.  This might be a good thing for the publishing industry.  In my field of military history, I have noted a recent uptick in the past 10-15 years of phenomenally high-quality works.  As far as literature goes, the only modern author I read is Alexandr Solzhenitsyn so I really can't comment on fiction... though I suppose I read a Salmon Rushdie book a while back that was decent.

As a voracious reader of military-history oriented works, I agree with this completely! Once you sift through all the propaganda and bullshit printed by the usual suspects, there are - believe it or not - STILL many fine new titles. Keeps me busy...

Yes sir, the general public's, even well-educated folks, conception of how war works and what goes on in a battle is hilariously misinformed.  Its good to know that there is a fellow mil-hist reader here.  A very metal subject of inquiry.  I've been obsessed with WW2 since childhood and my shelves sag with an overflow of titles, yet I am still discovering lots of great new stuff that is of fairly recent publication.  The Vietnam War has probably seen the most intense changes as far as quality goes, although certain aspects of WW2 have made major breakthroughs as well.  Other than official military publications, I've only seen terrible work done about the United States' recent wars in the Muslim world.  All this high-quality work is aimed at vary narrow audiences and the authors all seem to have deep respect and reverence for military history, so it is not terribly surprising that they are making worthwhile works.

"Triumph Forsaken" by Mark Moyar is an excellent re-analysis of the early years of American involvement in Vietnam.  Revisionism at its finest.

"Last Victory in Russia, the Battle of Kharkov" by George M. Nipe.  Great operational view of the Soviet capture of Kharkov and Herr Feldmarschall Manstein's counteroffensive to re-take the city.  Nipe is a very skilled Waffen-SS Historian.

A shitload of titles by David M. Glantz notably "Zhukov's Greatest Defeat."  All excellent histories of the Ostfront in WW2 using much newly released Soviet archival materials.  Uncovers massive casualties and lost battles that were hidden by Soviet 'historians.'

"House to House" by  SSgt. David Bellava.  A great personal account of the war against the Iraq insurgency from a small-unit perspective.  Perfectly illustrates the utterly barbarous world of infantry combat despite the layers of technology that supposedly insulates us from such things.

Edited to add list of good new books.

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Interzone / Re: Teen Paranormal Romance
« on: April 15, 2011, 11:19:07 PM »
Ever been in people's houses?  Nobody has books anymore.  This might be a good thing for the publishing industry.  In my field of military history, I have noted a recent uptick in the past 10-15 years of phenomenally high-quality works.  As far as literature goes, the only modern author I read is Alexandr Solzhenitsyn so I really can't comment on fiction... though I suppose I read a Salmon Rushdie book a while back that was decent.
I've noticed more and more people consider surfing around the internet or looking at forums to be reading.  Much like people who watch the history channel or learning channel and think they are seeing anything other than simplistic propaganda.  Women also seem to read actual physical books much more than men; indeed, the OP link is a genre aimed mostly at young girls.  I've been able to positively influence the reading habits (from Danielle Steele to  JW Goethe, etc.) of women much more than I have been able to positively influence the music listening habits of males (as women just have terrible taste in music because they don't look for the same things from it that men do, I therefore care not what women listen to).  I've also found thats the easiest way to find a good woman - go to the bookstore and find one to CHALLENGE... they WANT you to tell them what they want anyway. 

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Metal / Re: America should have avoided making black metal
« on: April 15, 2011, 11:01:41 PM »
Unless I missed it, I'm shocked no one mentioned either

Inquisiton (South America and now North) or
Grand Belial's Key

Yeah, and I'm shocked that nobody mentioned a slew of other meaningless bands...  This thread ought to be renamed "name-drop your favourite (shitty) non-Nordic black metal band to prove how great the American/German/Martian/Buttfuckland BM scene is/was..."

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Metal / Re: Norwegian black metal scene decline
« on: April 15, 2011, 03:30:44 AM »
Andrew:
Early Satyricon has several problems for me.  Satyr seems too often to be 'writing' the song while other times overwriting the song.  Some of the songs and some of the riffs seem self-conscious and self-aware... as if he were trying to make the music something it might not essentially be. There are also a good number of random pointless bits of music where he is writing more riffs just for the sake of complexity (Hvite Krists Dod would be a good example of this).  There are a few emberassingly cheesey riffs and vocals as well.  The production on the first two is really good.  On Nemesis Divina he massively overdoes some of the (very good)production ideas from Shadowthrone to such an extent as to make ND un-listenable regardless of whether the songs are good.  Mother North is a pretty fun song with a fantastic bass-line that is comperable to Mr Varg's bassline on Life Eternal, but the guitar tone on that whole album just bugs the shit out of me; the album art for ND is a fuckshow disaster of rotting shit.  On the plus side, he does write some pretty powerful melodies and manages to write a few majestic songs - Dominion of Satyricon is a good example of that as is Dark Castle in the Deep Forest.

Overall, to get back to the point of the IP, I do think Satyricon was probably always a scene band.  They just always seemed to be trying way too hard.

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Metal / Re: Coherent Black Metal Philosophy
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:17:14 PM »
OoD-
you still haven't listed any proof other than that Euronymous interview that doesn't really support your point.  However, that literalist/LeVayian satanism and literal anti-Christianity has been introduced by the latecomer POSEUR bands is manifestly obvious.  So stop faking disbelief that we question your unexamined assumptions and defend yourself like a man.

Furthermore, how exactly does chaos rule?  Through a system of Constitutional Monarchy?  

And perhaps you ought to re-read Nietzsche a bit more carefully.

Edited for spelling.

whats you proof on that? that anti-christianity came later on by posers ..and if it is then am the proudest of all posers...and what posers are you talking about? burzum that burned churches? or what exactly?

Mr. Varg never admitted to burning those churches although he says he knows who did it.  He was 'proven' guilty of burning them through witness testimony by witnesses who later admitted that their testimony was perjury.

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Metal / Re: Coherent Black Metal Philosophy
« on: April 11, 2011, 10:56:57 PM »
OoD-
you still haven't listed any proof other than that Euronymous interview that doesn't really support your point.  However, that literalist/LeVayian satanism and literal anti-Christianity has been introduced by the latecomer POSEUR bands is manifestly obvious.  So stop faking disbelief that we question your unexamined assumptions and defend yourself like a man.

Furthermore, how exactly does chaos rule?  Through a system of Constitutional Monarchy?  

And perhaps you ought to re-read Nietzsche a bit more carefully.

Edited for spelling.

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Metal / Re: Norwegian black metal scene decline
« on: April 11, 2011, 12:24:08 PM »
Where have you been for the last 15 years?  Are you only just noticing this?

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Metal / Re: Coherent Black Metal Philosophy
« on: April 11, 2011, 12:21:55 PM »
hate

Hatred against what?

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individualism

... Within the context of that which is larger than the individual, sure.

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and anti religion

I don't really see this anywhere in proper "Black Metal".  If anything, Black Metal is the most religious of Metal genres.


hate against humans, life, and everything in between...and no individualism as apart of something "larger" only came with later dogma's, as a black metal head i am a narcissist and would never admit there is something larger than me,  would join forces with any one who have the same enemies as  me but thats it, and how can you even ask about anti religion? i understand your point..but understand that satan in black metal was meant as an anti Christian dogma...in a childish way if you like, to mock them...fuck your god we worship satan, although to believe in "satan" is to believe in god and trinity and all that shit..

Can you site some references here?  Be specific.  The ideas you are talking about are the ideas brought in later by the very poseurs that you claim to despise.

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Interzone / Re: Liturgy: Mission accomplished?
« on: April 09, 2011, 02:56:42 AM »
From the pitchfork article:
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A tune like this might lose Liturgy whatever heavy metal rights they had earned; when you're pumping your fists, though, to minimalist metal this ecstatic and transcendent, it's really hard to care.

I suppose the only fist pumping you'd be doing is deep fisting into the anal cavity of another man while listening to this FUCKING HORSESHIT.

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