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Messages - Tancred Hauteville

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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 20, 2010, 03:41:17 PM »
Im not sure i hear the Nile/Behemoth/Cannibal Corpse influence, but i do not listen to any of those bands. A more complete exposition explaining the problem with the song would be beneficial. I think their may be something to Immolation making their music more accessible, this may explain the lack of signature dissonance, a toned down verison of it anyhow. I noticed that guitar squeals have turned into low end bends, creating a groove quality to the music at points. Lets be gracious for the time being and give Immolation the benefit of the doubt?

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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 20, 2010, 06:13:01 AM »
Sounds pretty good to me. Orthodox phrasing, quasi-epic song structures and internal riffs, although said song perhaps lacks some of the tranisitional subtely the characterized earlier works. Same focus on accessible rhytyms, but more subtle than immediately preceeding works. A variety of tempo changes. The melodies are slightly lacking but are nonetheless reminiscent of previous immolation records. Something is slightly amiss, i am inclined to think that their is not enough contrast between riffs, a lack of dissonance perhaps?

I will continue to listen and suspend my judgement for the time being.

These are general impressions so far....i eagerly await the new album..

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Metal / Being Grateful...
« on: December 09, 2009, 10:23:32 PM »
...for Bolt Thrower


I bought The IVth Crusade and ...For Victory at very nearly the same time a few years ago, after my buddy showed me a few of their tracks.I remember being caught up with the sheer energy and precision of the music and instrumentation, but i also remember thinking that alot of the tracks sounded the same. I pursued other metal for a few years and have recently returned to Bolt Thrower, due in part to the Deathmetal.org site mentioning Warmaster. Interesetingly enough my tastes have changed over the years, the tracks no longer all sound the same, although the distinct melodic phrasing of Bolt Thrower is apparent, i can make out distinctions in rythym and structure i was uable to make out before.

Thank-You to both ANUS and Deathmetal.org for keeping the classics alive,and for forcing me to look within to understand my own shortcomings as a listener, rather then blaming the band for being "unoriginal".

With that said i whole heartedly reccomend continuous listening of the IVth crusade as a listening excersise for all metal heads.....it will devleop your ability to listen for subtleties........even thought it is grind.

With that said, I think it is imperative Hessians and music listeneres, listen to music intently and with an ear to subtlety.What are other metal albums that we can promote as a metal community that also make for great listening exercises.??

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Interzone / [META] Communal Projects/ideas
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:03:14 PM »
The world was nice and diverse before multiculturalism, in fact probably more so. Cultures were allowed to flourish of their own accord without being forced to live with people of all cultures, sacrificing essential aspects of thier own identity to accomodate them. This works both ways though, both cultures are worse off in this situation then before.

This of course goes hand in hand with materialism and turning people into nothing more than consumers. Someone is of course benefiing from this......

However,i am for the cultural exchange of ideas. Often times interesting ideas become assimiliated by one culture and are used appropriately and in line with the cultural makeup/character of the culture assimilating them.

(p.s. if one culture can take over another culture, it is becasue the host culture was moribund anyhow....)

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Interzone / Re: Meditation and Stilling the Mind
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:33:00 AM »
Thank-You

I went to that site,I think i will start with the Mantra "Rama" and see how it goes.

The journey continues.....

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Interzone / Meditation and Stilling the Mind
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:11:51 AM »
Does anyone have any advice regarding meditation and means by which one can still ones mind? I have been able to control my breathing  by concentrating on it and thus stilling my body in meditation.However, I have a tough time stilling my mind and controlling my thoughts, althought they do slow down considerably. I have been advised to seek a higher level of awareness but this is vague and uninformative, any advice?

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Interzone / Communal Projects/ideas
« on: November 30, 2009, 05:07:29 AM »
What are some worthwhile communcal projects a person can partake of in a society verging on its own destruction?Teaching and creating are of course worthwhile, what are some everyday things a person can do to effect positive change?

I have been trying to enact positive spiritual change in my own life, via Hinduism in the hopes that my example can have a positive affect on others,and inspire them. to undertand themselves, their mind and reality. This of course takes alot of time, and i am trying to compile a list of everyday things i can do to help steer my community in a "sane" direction.

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Metal / Re: Post-2000 albums
« on: November 20, 2009, 06:04:08 AM »
Stargazer- The scream that tore the sky

I just picked this up, its from 2005  (originally recorded in 2002) and seems quite promising so far.

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Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: November 20, 2009, 06:02:52 AM »
I agree with the altars of madness statement. I recently went on a 3 month kick where i listened to this album almost everyday. My obssessive quest for more quality metal simply required that i move to new realms,we will see how long i can go without listening, hahaha. Nonetheless:

Recently i have been checking out-

Slayer- South of Heaven
Stargazer-The scream that tore the sky
Death- Scream Bloody Gore- Thanks to the DLA sadistic review a while back i revisited this album, and i am amazed at the sheer energy of it.

Some Oldies in their, but definetely all refeshing

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Metal / Re: Cybermetal
« on: November 18, 2009, 03:19:15 AM »
I immediately thought of DBC for some reason. Although the lyrical themes do not reflect cybermetal, the music often does, imho.

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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: November 18, 2009, 03:16:01 AM »
What about Rush?

I know this isnt a metalband per se, but i have 2112 and it seems quite good from what i have heard.

Another non metal musical project worth checking out: Aphex Twin.

Das Ich is interesting also.

Did anyone mention Isengard?



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Metal / Re: Fugue in Metal
« on: November 18, 2009, 03:11:38 AM »
Okay,awesome, i understand that.

New Question:
"The subject may be repeated literally in the dominant key, or it may be altered to remain within the original key. "

How can the subject be repeated in the dominant key? A new key,would imply a new key signature and thus modify the subject, perhaps to such a degree as to not recognize it as a modification as such. Is the subject defined by the pattern of tones between the notes?

For example:

Subject= e-f-g-g flat

The ratio/pattern simply being whole tone, whole tone, half tone

When changing to the dominant key, does the new subject only have to follow this pattern (W-W-H)? starting on the same note (ie. the e in this here example is the fourth note of scale x,thus when moving to the dominant key,we look for the fourth note of that scale and follow the same pattern of tones w-w-h?)

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Metal / Re: Fugue in Metal
« on: November 17, 2009, 07:04:07 AM »
Thank-you for taking the time to explain the fugue. Highly appreciated.
Excersises in this type of composition i think would certainly help to expand the metal lexicon, again as long as it retains the traditional elements of great metal,and thus avoids novelty....

As a novice in classical music theory im wondering what you mean by the dominant key? See below....

 "The subject may be repeated literally in the dominant key, or it may be altered to remain within the original key."

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Interzone / Toronto Hessians/Beethoven
« on: November 08, 2009, 04:53:18 PM »
It would be great to see a large constituent of Hessians turn out for Beethoven's Fifth symphony in February.

http://www.ticketmaster.ca/Beethoven-Symphony-5-tickets/artist/1360715

If you are interested, please repsond to this post. I would like to see the interest this performance generates in order to determine whether or not it could provide the stimulus for a gathering of intelligent Hessians. We could turn this into a full evening of metal, philosophy, art etc at a local pub beforehand if people are interested.

The cheapest tickets are 29 dollars, thats as cheap as you pay for half or more than half the metal garbage we get around this city.

Heads Up: Beethoven's Ninth is playing in June.




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Interzone / Re: Nationalism?
« on: October 19, 2009, 05:03:01 AM »
" it is possible to disagree a little bit with that nation, but if you were to truly think for yourself and understand every aspect of their shortcomings, you would eventually come to lose your sense of pride. the tendency to turn a blind eye and not question the group is a basic human instinct, it aids in survival and therefor a deep part of our nature (for most people anyway)"

I wonder how much of a blind eye people would be willing to turn if there nation was aiming towards something or if it had a goal.....I think one can totally think for oneself and understand and forgive what are percieved as shortcomings in that state, if one is able to justify doing so due on the basis of a societal goal , although this may not be true for everyone.......interesting

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