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Interzone / Re: Impression of reality
« on: July 28, 2013, 08:20:27 PM »
Semi-relevant (since Turner was mentioned): a fucking great/metal French painter who preceded impressionism by a few decades...


My question is: do you think this constitutes in any way a preference for non-reality or is it that what we think of as reality isnt always what it is?

Any notion of "reality" will be inherently restrictive by its fixed-ness. It is the appreciation of the unreal (or: most real) that will inform us to the nature of what is. Only when taken out of the appropriate context can these experiences take the form "non-real" - frequent recreational indulgence in mind-altering substances, for example.

Interzone / Re: Trolling Hipsters on the streets of NY
« on: July 28, 2013, 07:25:47 AM »
The negative fascination with hipsters, in my experience, is associated with the uninformed. Are there ridiculous people who base their taste on faddish contradistinction and superficiality? Absolutely. Currently, the term hipster is bandied about in the same way that "emo" was however many years ago. It's a scapegoat for all of the Crowd's hatred. In high school, anyone that listened to "dark" music "listened to screamo/goth". Now, it's anyone who has particular tastes in music or art, or dresses in a distinctive manner.

People like tilting at windmills - inflating situations to take on the importance of similarly fabricated social problems*. If I've learned anything (and I'm sure you'll call me a hipster), it's that much of what the public makes into a big deal is either a non-issue, or something notably different than what it's made out to be.

The above is satire. Comedy touches on real truths only rarely, and when it does, an emotional chord is struck in most. People can forget or miss how deprived of credibility their source is.

EDIT*: Ironic, then - an "inflation" of a board discussion into a larger matter!

Metal / Re: Brutality
« on: July 21, 2013, 08:16:30 PM »
When I found out about Screams of Anguish, I was quick to appreciate it - it's got a high degree of melodic prowess that particularly appeals to me. When The Sky Turns Black was much more recently acquired, and despite being wrought from the same formulas, hasn't grabbed me. I think I just need to give it more time.

Shrine of the Master is an interesting track off their second album. Perhaps reminds me a bit too much of more recent tech-death, though. Otherwise, the first few plays haven't been too memorable for me too.

Good stuff. Grabbed "Screams of Anguish" at a show recently (about time I had a physical copy). Definitely one of the more solid 'B' releases of the period. Excellent sense of melody by the lead guitarist as well.

How do you think it ranks compared to the rest of the Florida scene? I've mainly been comparing it to "Imperial Doom", and it doesn't hold up quite as well, though still a rather worthy listen.

Anyone got a link to the old ANUS "mock review" ?

Metal / Re: Group project: metal esoterica
« on: July 20, 2013, 08:05:21 PM »
Lichen are a very primitive fungi that's usually the first thing to begin evolving in an ecosystem. Demilich derives it's name not from a single thing, but a combination of "demi" (meaning to derive partly from) and "lich" (being the singular form of the word "lichen"). When you put the two together, you get something along the lines of something deviating from its own nature which is why the album cover has a bunch of subhuman-looking homunculii...

I always thought the "lich" bit in Demilich referred to the Dungeons and Dragons/fantasy kitchen sink sort of lich

You are correct. link

11. When telling it with a loud voice, the band name DEMILICH could sound like Demi leech or something like that Do you think its cool as you may be hidden porn-perverts, or would it sound misplaced as pornogore fans can fuck off? H h. By the way what does DEMILICH mean and why did you choose this name?

I pronounce it like Demi-lick. Which is even more pervert. Still, I had my share of porn/sex linked with music back in 80's, and I think it was merely stupid, so I try to avoid it. I don't have anything against porn, but if in music, it's just a small step out of the very dull genre that most music represents, love. I hate songs about love.
Demilich is simply taken out of role playing games. I didn't play them, but some of my friends did and had those AD&D books full of great pictures and the name popped out of there. I hadn't heard of Demigod, yet, so you cannot blame me for trying to demi-fy the Finnish scene.

Metal / Brutality
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:32:29 PM »
Consensus? In the past, "Screams of Anguish" has seemed over-wrought. Recent listens have been more positive.

Interzone / Re: Khand
« on: July 14, 2013, 05:43:52 AM »

Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:41:00 PM »
Saint-Saens? No way we lose him.

I think "Organ" is fairly listenable, especially if you're a fan of Schubert. However, what else by him is worth going out of the way for? His piano concerti are pretty much par for the course when it comes to the genre, and nothing worth saving from what I remember. Thought it was worth mentioning given the OP was about paring down to the essentials.

Consider: there are quite a few (stylistically conservative) romantic (as well as renaissance, baroque, classical, etc.) composers with at least one noteworthy bigger-scale work. Perhaps adding that symphony to a genre or period-type thread mentioned above ("baroque" or "classical symphony"). This format could be a good fit for the board anyway, since it's not about getting in 50 different versions of every known recorded piece by a composer. Monolithic composers would be left to their own thread. It would also allow for a few stylistic pieces that are relevant but not worthy of too much attention (certain medieval, renaissance, early baroque, and modern pieces).


Metal / Re: Classical in Audiofile
« on: June 29, 2013, 06:27:37 PM »
Lose Saint-Saens, not essential. Otherwise solid.

If the concern is uploading the best stuff (since outlets like mediafire and so on get downed often), then it would also be good to restrict to the basics / best of. The majority of Bruckner is unnecessary, same with Grieg, Paganini, Respighi too. Would be happy to draft a more detailed list of what I'm talking about upon request.

Metal / Re: Best Of Lists
« on: June 29, 2013, 06:22:08 PM »
Demigod - SoSE or Unholy Domain
Burzum - Burzum/Aske

Most listened to/highest regarded/best introduction-to-metal material.

Metal / Re: NWOBHM, Doom: Best Of
« on: June 28, 2013, 04:31:30 PM »
Ah! Im glad you changed the sabbath entry from first 4 to first 6! Sabbotage is great.

I've never liked volume 4, oddly. They seem to go fully blues hard rock and loose what set them apart from other hard rock bands (apart from the first track, which is one of their best)

Apart from Master of Reality, and maybe Paranoid, a lot of their albums are really patchy. I feel the same way about most of the above bands. For whatever reason, artists in this genre aren't particularly consistent, even when they get it right. Maybe because of the proximity to rock/pop music?

Metal / Re: NWOBHM, Doom: Best Of
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:50:44 PM »
Is this "NWOBHM, doom" as in NWOBHM && doom or NWOBHM || doom?

The former. Candlemass and Cathedral were kind of obligatory inclusions.

Metal / Re: Picking through "Best Of OSDM" lists
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:42:34 PM »
Most obscure shit is obscure because it blows. No offense, Ara. (haha)

I'd rather listen to Eldritch Horror than most stuff people don't believe to be obscure / some of the "pinnacle": much of Asphyx's output, good amount of Bolt Thrower, good amount of Sinister, Autopsy, later Carcass, the majority of the Florida scene... etc.

But yes, statistically, you are correct. Not sure what the point of saying this is on the DLA's forum, though, apart from a fear that those exploring the lesser-known material must be scheming hipsters!

Metal / Re: New Finnish Death Metal
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:38:17 PM »
Chthe'ilist is bad IMO (composition falls flat really fast, focuses a lot of riffs in the style of ____ - really wanted to like, will not listen to again),

Krypts is meh (wanted to like, tried to listen to multiple times),

Vorum is pretty good not great (listened to multiple times, will probably listen to it in the future)

Audiofile / Ga
« on: June 26, 2013, 04:35:33 AM »

Ga - Auf Der Bahn Zum Uranus (mediafire, 1974)


Metal / NWOBHM, Doom: Best Of
« on: June 25, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »
Black Sabbath - first 6

Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny

Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
Pagan Altar
Candlemass - Epicus, Nightfall
Cathedral - FoE

Saint Vitus?
Pentagram? (haven't heard enough to recommend)

Hour of 13 is bad. Magic Circle is 60-70/100, but shows promise. Anything else worth mentioning?

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