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Metal / Evolution of the Death Metal Underground
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:21:19 PM »
We have come a long way since 1988, and so has publishing, including the part that happens on the internet.

For one thing, the internet is no longer the frontier. Now it is as mainstream as daytime TV in the 1980s. The audience is different, much bigger and much lower information.

In this new world, if we are going to have a voice for death metal, it first requires that we have a voice that others can hear and understand. That way, when we do speak up about death metal, people listen and get it.

To that end, I'd like you to welcome our new editor:


Next, you might enjoy taking a look at a few site additions:


For a full list of what has changed, see our site map:


Metal / Re: America should have avoided making black metal
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:11:48 PM »
USA, Germany and UK all sat out black metal for some reason. Theory: they were busy succeeding with death metal or power metal at the time.

Metal / Re: Metal improving in 2007
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:11:04 PM »
Metal has been improving since 2007, but the problem is that anything of quality is limited to hobbyist level.

Metal / Re: Bands that you want to see reviewed by DLA
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:10:30 PM »
And 20 years later, absent a few real omissions, the DLA has qualified itself well in its choices.

Metal / Re: What's next and who's doin it?
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:09:52 PM »
What's next is... nothing. Metal is awash in parasitic fans who want idiocy and will not produce anything until that changes. It is an occupied land.

Metal / Re: Underrated albums?
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:09:19 PM »
These threads die on every forum because they go from "lost gems" to "this B+ record is OK I guess but no one else has mentioned it."

Metal / Re: Metalheads and Media
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:08:36 PM »
Metalheads consume too much media of the mainstream variety. Drop out!

Metal / Re: Metal is 100% derived from classical
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:07:52 PM »
An attempt by the upper echelon of metal bands to create narrative structures does not constitute a similiarity in methodology.

You just said it did. They both attempt to create narrative structures. Artists do that to express something similar.

Trying to split hairs on this one makes no sense because the VAST MAJORITY of music takes the opposite approach. Metal, classical and a few others stick out like sore thumbs.

Metal / Re: grindcore and such
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:06:26 PM »

Metal / Re: Burzum - Belus
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:03:59 PM »
Burzum, 20 years on:

- Mainstream politics is now explicitly about race and religious conflict which are seen as inherent. It has not yet reached the level of concern about collapse of civilization.
- The early black metal albums are good, Filosofem is a mixed bag, Hlidskjalf is good, and then after a brief interlude, the recent ambient albums are good but mixed baggish.

I'd say Varg rocked the world. It just took it two decades to catch up with him.

Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:02:22 PM »
After wasting my time with Obliteration I'd prefer to give Zealotry (thanks Fenrir) and the new Sammath more spins than check out crap.

I would definitely give Sammath spins. Also check out side project KAECK.

Metal / Re: Pure Metal and ANUS
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:01:06 PM »
The problem with metal forums is ego. People show up wanting to show off how unusual and different they are.

That provokes a reaction, which then bores the regular members, who space out and leave.

The only solution is to have bullies who smash down newcomers quickly for their behavior, and the ones who can learn can stay.

Metal / Re: What would a metal society look like?
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:59:30 AM »
A metal society:

- Ruled by demonic tyrants
- Disagreements solved by battle
- No laws
- Everyone collects vinyl and stays at home afraid to go out.

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