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Messages - Tancred Hauteville

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Metal / Re: New Burzum album info
« on: February 05, 2010, 06:21:16 AM »
Seems to be a general sense of dissapointment 'round these parts. Perhaps our expectations for the new Burzum are too high? Give the man some credit, if after 6 albums he makes one album that isnt his best i wouldnt stress it. Im just glad he has retained a sense of melody even if it is derivative of his own work.


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Interzone / Re: Solutions for the new article Oncology
« on: February 01, 2010, 05:28:28 AM »
Q- What is the differenece between a principle and a goal?

Principle: God exists and is both the source of reality and its manifestation.
Goal: attain the highest level of realty.
Sub Goal: create values that facilitate the attainment of the above goal

There exists a natural reciprocity between the two..

Have i understood the distinction?

Do principle's imply holism? perhaps a general or universal outlook such as the above?

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Metal / Re: UNTIL THE LIGHT TAKES US black metal movie
« on: January 28, 2010, 01:40:33 AM »
Anyone planning the to go the Toronto screening?

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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 28, 2010, 01:34:29 AM »
I did not know that one track could cause such a stir really. I was only casually commenting on some of the things i noticed about the track. It is nice to see that this many people are passionate about Immolation though.

I also hope the album will be good.

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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 27, 2010, 07:16:11 AM »
Indeed Kontinual. In all honesty I appreciate your calling me out on my statements.

My initial comment was based on my first listen of the track. Although i think i was correct in my summation at the time, the sum of a song is not always equal to its parts which upon my initial listen i liked (did i mention i dont have the most subtle sense of hearing?), and recognized as Immolation. With that said I also usually get overly excited when i hear music by bands i enjoy and tend to overstate how good the music is. I always bounce between extremes before finding an equilibrium. Repeated listens usually reveal cracks in the music, some of which i discovered, namely some of the rushed or unsteady riffs as noted. Although i agree with the fact that this is only one track and will reserve my complete judgement until i hear the whole album (whereupon i will not comment until i have had a few listens of it, hahaha).

Nonetheless, my cycle of judgement is simply based upon repeated listens of "The Purge". Even my initial comment made note of the fact that something was amiss, that which repeated listens was able to reveal for me.

In order to better understand the song i went back and listened and compared some tracks on CtaWB and Failures and came to my conclusions regarding the track. However, to condemn the entire album or band at this point in time is indeed presumptuous.

The Rut comment: This was probably an unfair comment,I admit this.

Taking the song to be a representative of whats to come on this album (rightly or wrongly), i was merely making the statement that Immolation may be hitting a creative rut, perhaps i should have made what i was saying clearer, rather then get carried away with the conversation.


The sentence may have been better read as " IF this new song (one which contains some good things, and some bad things, and since my first listen i have re-evaluated) is a representation of the whole album perhaps Immolation are beginning to hit a ceative rut- IF this is the case, new inspiration, new form, new subjects and clear messages are keys to a reinvigoration of the band"

Hopefully this clarifies my position.......If not,hopefully this makes for good conversation....:)
 

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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 26, 2010, 05:25:31 AM »
2. Fan expectations (if you make us feel inadequate, we'll stop buying your records)

Indeed!

Balancing a  musical vision with its receptivity on the part of the listener is tricky. The metal fan has gotten less and less intelligent,Immolation knows this and in order to convey any message at all may have intentionally simplified their music to appeal to the less intelligent metal head. Thus, alienating the older fan base who generally represent the upper echelons of the metal communities hierarchy of listeners.

Of course, this may be a simple rut- Immolation may simply not be inspired and are unable to channel their musical vision or imagine themselves putting forth a musical vision beyond that of death metal. New inspiration, new form, new subjects and clear messages are keys to a reinvigoration of the band.


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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 22, 2010, 09:26:44 PM »
Having gone back and listened to earlier Immolation albums, there also seems to be a self assured understanding of the art in their earlier albums. Riffs are brooding and Immolation seems well in control of what they are doing, there is no rushing through riffs. This does not seem to be the case on "The Purge". The riff after the acoustic breakdown also seems unsteady, something i can rarely say about riffs in earlier works.

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Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 22, 2010, 05:17:13 AM »
Interesting synopsis of the track. However, i am unsure whether i woudl agree that their is a deathcore style of making riffs shockingly different from one another. Perhaps i do not have the most subtle ears. Nonetheless i believe it is the abrupt transitioning that makes the song seem unfocused, or "deathmetalcorish", not neccessarily each riff being shockingly different in and of themselves.

Repeated listens have revealed a few suspicions:

1. This may be music for the sake of music
2. There are signs of a band struggling to find an identity or voice
 
and

3. It is curious that i did not notice much of a behemoth/nile influence, probably because these bands were influenced by Immolation and now immolation is being influenced by bands that they influenced. We are now at a copy of copy and that much further removed from "reality" perhaps? This is what will probably trick me into liking the album or song. However time always tells, whats good is remebered and provides a lasting  musical experience.




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Metal / unsung heroes?
« on: January 21, 2010, 03:40:50 AM »
Has anyone heard any output from the band Miasma? They seem to have been around at a relatively early stage of death metal.

Likewise with Ripping Corpse. Whats the concensus regarding "dreaming with the dead" around these parts?
I just got this record and i cant figure out whether i like it yet or not. Many of the songs seem to blend into one another,very little is memorable IMHO, beyond some groovy riffs which are generally the worst ones on the record. However i keep coming back to it,hoping it is not as generic as it seems.

More listens await.....


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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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