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

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

The journey continues.....

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?

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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?)

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."

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.


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.

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

Interzone / Re: Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy
« on: October 18, 2009, 11:36:26 PM »
Im curious to know what you believe Nietzsche's world view to be?

Interzone / Gordian Knot Tab
« on: October 17, 2009, 05:24:07 AM »
Although a discussion on Gordian Knot would be great,i was wondering if anyone could help me with the guitar solo on rivers dancing from their debut album. Im a pretty new guitarist relatively speaking, and i usually dont like long winded solo's and unless they make sense in the context of the song, but i find practicing solo's good for technique and this solo is pretty relevant. Any help on where i could find a tab, or tips would be great

Interzone / Re: Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy
« on: October 17, 2009, 04:59:35 AM »
"Finally someone who seems to have something to say here. Are you suggesting that there are practical political implications of Nietzsche pluralistic statements applicable to society at large?  Norms that would go beyond the distinction of Nietzsche's own opinions and his radical questioning of truth that is his contribution to the history of western thought dominant in Nietzsche scholarship today? (Thinking of Berkowitz, Warren and Kaufmann) If yes, what are these and further, why are they relevant to underground metal? You have to remember, Nietzsche had contempt for even Wagner? Do you think he would have cared for Havohej or Ildjarn? But again, those were merely Nietzsche's opinions, thus I have no objection to said bands. This is the core question I am putting to the site, for what its worth. 'Just out of interest since I spent quite some of my own time absorb in these topics."

I apologize  but I find the above slightly convoluted-could you please clarify what you are asking exactly?

Political implications? Nietzsche's thought or vision of society is apolitical because it's constitution is organic, a result of nature. Castes are organic stamps of the laws of nature...thus i am unsure whether they,castes, constitute a political entity per se,especially in the modern sense- (see above qoutes from the antichrist).Nietzsche seemed less concerned with politics, than with having a society that reflected reality (ie. regarding rank, ability etc). Those at the highest level were those who could see perfection in everything, even the ugly,destructive and hideous. I believe this outlook is common to most Hessian's (i use the word Hessian contra Metal-Head) or at least strived for amongst most, thus giving many a spiritual outlook superior to most. Here we have a denial of the dualism inherent in xtianity that both Nietzsche and metal fight against, because it does an injustice to reality,and those forces that combined bring about beauty, another sought after parallel?

An interesting question but does it matter if Nietzsche would have liked havohej? I think he may have been able to understand the spirit of the band, but not like the music, although whether or not he would have revelled in the extreme blasphemy of said band remains dubious, or rather up for debate....

Interzone / Re: Nietzsche's Moral and Political Philosophy
« on: October 17, 2009, 04:20:41 AM »
Alas,i found it.......

From the Antichrist:

"The order of castes, the surpreme,dominant law, is merely the sanctionof a natural order, a natural lawfulnes of the first rank, over which no
arbitrariness, no 'modern idea' has any power. In every healthy society there are three types which condition each other and gravitate differently phsiologically....Nature, not Manu, distinguishes the pre-eminently spiritual ones"


"'The world is perfect-thus says the instinct of the most spiritual, the Yes-saying instinct; "imperfection, whatever is beneath us, distance,the pathos of distance-even the chandala still belongs to this perfection"

"They rule not because they want to but because they are;they are not free to be second"

"The order of castes, the order of rank,merely formulates the highest laws of life; the seperation of the three types is neccessary for the preservation of society, to make possible the higher and the highest types..."

All from the Anti-Chrsit

Misinterpretation of The Laws of Manu and Eastern texts aside (a misinterpretation? or a higher one?) Nietzche seems to have drawn his conclusions not solely out of a text but out of his own life, experiences, history and subsequent interpretations thereof.....

Ancient Order and Ancient Spirit.....

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