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Metal / Re: Picking through "Best Of OSDM" lists
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:23:57 PM »
Sickening Gore is alright as far as "lesser-knowns" go. I'd say Darkified too, but they recently got a Dark Descent remaster, and are probably better known by now. Immortalis is okay too. German death with keyboards. Like other German bands, kinda boring.

Problem with those lists apart from their general disregard for quality: albums aren't a very good measure of a band's worth. A lot of solid bands didn't have an opportunity to record a full-length or burned out before their first.

Apparition (US) [Eternally Forgotten/Curse the Sunrise]
Burial (NL) [Frigid Cold]
Eldritch Horror [Untouched by the Sun]
Mordicus (first demo/EP)
Swazafix (kinda hardcore-ish)
Feretrum [From Far Beyond]
Excavation (NL) [Gravemouth]


^some of the better less-mentioned stuff.

EDIT: added specific releases

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Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 18, 2013, 02:14:59 PM »
It is my personal conviction that we do not start out with a soul, but as the viable seed of one.
Conceiving this soul and nurturing it, finally setting it free, is our purpose.
But, like sperm, few will actually succeed in realizing this purpose.
It's all very mysterious, as it should be.

Growing a soul is a very lonely business, in its way.
While being the most satisfying thing there is, so few manage it, that the one who does is an island, in a remote ocean, usually only with an empty horizon for company.



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Interzone / Re: The biggest question at the core of civilization
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:19:13 AM »
Well, let's see...
There's Frank, and there's Bert, and Al and Dave.
Lenny, Fred and Gary. Mick and Oscar, Marty and Phil.
Just to name a few.


*examples of mens negligence to protect and care for women in a way that is unique to our time.

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Interzone / Re: The biggest question at the core of civilization
« on: June 16, 2013, 02:18:37 AM »
Men are slow to notice this, but subconsciously, they no longer give women the care and protection they once did.

Could you provide some examples?

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You have my thinking now about this ordinate system. I almost want to arrange a truth table, and consider circumstances to fit... It will be a personal book of changes for the uber-nerd.

N-N-T?-T-N

243 iterations of 3 variables and 5 positions. Perhaps it could be more speedily reverse-engineered from inferred patterns (above bit regarding all instances in which "universal" is not N).

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I believe an individual can be and often is wiser than a society or civilization. I mean this in the sense that the civilization is basically wrong where the individual is basically right.

^ Since this seems to be your essential point: What is "basically" right/wrong? The designations set forth specify varieties of contexts in which a statement can be true or beneficial. The system would fully be able to accept, in notation, the validity of an individual's pursuits or values over that of a civilization:

T-N/F-F-N-T

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I was considering today what sort of statements could flip the values of the last value. This would be an interesting discussion.

For example, are mathematics valid on the Universal scale? Its easy to make an argument both ways.

If I get you: in this case, the "universal" would probably require continued metaphysical divisions / designations, i.e. complexity of number and concept reflecting a distance in principle from the "One" / the essential oneness of all things.

It would seem that T/F statements regarding the universal must be self-referential, and maybe blatantly obvious/contradictory. For instance: (T) the universe encompasses all of known and unknown existence. (F) the universe is spatially lesser than the Pacific Ocean.

An interesting game nonetheless. Maybe a fun game to try to match an instance to a code:

N-F-T-T-N

???

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Interzone / Re: Loneliness
« on: June 14, 2013, 03:04:06 AM »
Why feel lonely? Perhaps it's just a result of having to rely on being so social. You were born alone and will die alone and besides most people you come in contact with are just faces and voices, no real connection. There is a certain beauty and purity in solitude that is very often over looked or neglected by most people.

As alluded to in the OP, I think solitary time in nature can be the opposite of loneliness, at least for a time. Eventually there is a need for or benefit from human interaction. crow's (and others') posting on this forum attests to that.

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Regarding the above:

T-T-N?-?-N

Pretty cool/efficient idea. The ternary code might be a problem.

Seems like there could be some interesting trend analyses with this system. Like: in what cases can one make a T/F statement regarding the universal? In what cases is something T for civilization, but not for family or individual? (and so on)

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Interzone / Re: Misspent energy.
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:41:56 PM »

What is wellspent energy? Actions generating more energy.


Pretty apt definition there.

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As a little project I'm expressing my paradigm in collage. Share in this thread images that are special to your black metal heart. (Maybe I'll steal one or two.)

I prefer my 6/1s as 7/1s, but they still die in the end. Meow.

Indeed. Ball Lightning FTW.

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Interzone / Re: Misspent energy.
« on: June 11, 2013, 01:04:07 AM »
Can worrying serve a purpose? Is it sometimes healthy to worry? Does worry sometimes restore a balance of sorts?

(These aren't rhetorical questions, by the way. I ask because I don't know).

Worry is necessary, and can be good. However, humans are simply not equipped to deal with chronic stress, which is (or can be) a condition of modern life. "Misspent energy" is needless worry, unnecessary shit that people might tell you is worth considering, but isn't. There are a lot of opinions out there.

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Interzone / Re: Childless relationships
« on: June 10, 2013, 11:24:06 AM »
Apparently research shows that the role of the environment is almost negligible in the development of children.

Link?

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Interzone / Loneliness
« on: June 10, 2013, 03:36:36 AM »
Many here would probably agree: being alone is fine, perhaps desirable. Being lonely is not. Your mind can devour itself. Yet, being alone - and by extension, lonely - in some respect is a condition of our existence. Without the forest, and a plan for survival, we are in many ways more deprived by things like television and the internet than our far "worse-off" forebears ever were.

What does solitude mean to you?

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Interzone / Re: Misspent energy.
« on: June 10, 2013, 03:15:51 AM »
Meh. There are plenty of people that are in dire need of self-awareness. Ever come into contact with someone that treats their fellows like garbage? We're all stuck in ways.

Hails to the OP though. As I age, I'm discovering how significant it is to not let things steal energy from you. Let things flow a little bit, don't worry.

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