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Metal / Metal Radio
« on: January 29, 2006, 12:43:50 PM »
KCUF Radio Archive

The infamous station that brought to the Internet airwaves the pinnacles in nihilistic death metal, atavistic and romantic black metal, and transcendent ambient soundscapes has been recompiled and archived in its known entirety to initiate the unfamiliar and inspire those who remember.


Metal / Re: Ras Algethi review posted
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:36:48 PM »
Ras Algethi "Oneiricon - The White Hypnotic" full album mp3s

Album is out of print as far as I know.

Metal / Re: What is black metal, as art?
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:33:56 PM »
"Emotional detachment without apathy."

How can an art form that, when done correctly, lacks subjectivity convey emotion, unless it existed outside of the Self? Black Metal stands from the outside looking in, if not completely transcendent and all-pervading.

Very common to transcendent idealist artforms is this tendency to see the whole, instead of the personal. But sheep will always prefer the latter.

Metal / Re: The Future of Metal
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:32:17 PM »
Again, music is a language. Think about it this way: How many ways are there to write a book? It's infiinte. Same with music.

Good point. The book is not its words, but its content - the meaning we derive from those words (we = the nonstupid). But lately, metal has been failing like a Macintosh on the content front.

Metal / Re: Production.
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:31:23 PM »
Are all these people in shitty newer black metal bands who in addition to making shitty music, just ignore production missing the point, ie, that the production was not "bad" per se, but tailored to the recording?

Yes, they're imitators, so they reproduce what they hear of the original and thus, because they're imitators, they miss the point.

The idea of crap production was to emphasize the savagery of the music, not hide its incompetence.

Metal / Re: How Metal Got Mainstreamed
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:30:05 PM »
2. It seems to me that there's an explanation for this sort of thing built into the nature and structure of modern culture and cultual mediation.

Yeah - where music was once judged by an elite few, it now appeals to the tastes of the uneducated masses, which means that everything gets adulterated to shit over time.

Audiofile / Ras Algethi
« on: January 28, 2006, 02:26:47 PM »
Ras Algethi
Ras Algethi MP3s

"Doom metal band known for its atmosphere and professional clean vocals."

Ras Algethi - Oneiricon ~ The White Hypnotic (1995)

Ras Algethi - Oneiricon ~ The White Hypnotic (1995, Mega)

Metal / Ras Algethi review posted
« on: January 27, 2006, 02:15:58 PM »

Metal / Re: Aztec Metal Band Seeks Guitarist
« on: January 26, 2006, 06:38:25 PM »
Mictlantecuhtli, Nile, Burzum, etc. are joined by one thing: their romanticism, as is historically consistent, includes love of cultures outside modernity.

I think it's brilliant and should be praised on the cover of every metal magazine on earth. But do they listen? Not to me, the fuckers... ;)

Metal / Re: Blast-Beat F.A.Q / info
« on: January 26, 2006, 06:29:03 PM »
This is awesome. I think it should go into the Metal FAQ

Metal / How Metal Got Mainstreamed
« on: January 26, 2006, 06:28:08 PM »
Metal was not merely a genre of music, but an antagonistic philosophy seeking changes in the status quo:

I always understood rock as a form of revolution of young people against the establishment. Though nowadays, of course, it's one big commercial machine, deep within me the spirit is there. I can't deny it, because I experienced it like that when I was a kid.1

Tom G. Warrior's sentiments were not always explicitly expressed by thrashing, banging, and screaming metalheads; however, his belief that "rock [was] a form of revolution" was buried somewhere in the mix whenever heavy metal blared from stacks at shows or headphones at home.


Metal / Undiscovered classic metal sites
« on: January 25, 2006, 08:38:40 PM »
Scan-DM-Mania - fascination with Scandinavian death metal.

BNR Metal - database of context to classic bands.

Eroded Thoughts - classic video trading site.

d90-two - cynicism and metal.

Metal / Re: Therion linked to National Socialism
« on: January 24, 2006, 12:54:34 PM »
Fuck that. Politics, philosophy and technology control our lives. If you choose not to engage them, you're giving up on that entire part of your existence. Not smart.

Therion can be a Nazi if he wants. The music clearly isn't Nazi, but these days, everything that offends someone is Nazi.

Sweden for Swedes / TEXAS SECEDE

Metal / Re: Demoncy Disbands
« on: January 23, 2006, 07:10:36 AM »
R.I.P. Demoncy. Well their legacy can now be shining beacon forever without any corruption by new releases.

Lysistratas, indeed.

I will always remember "Joined in Darkness." That album fuckin' rules (to use the collegiate English term).

Metal / Morbid Angel re-release
« on: January 20, 2006, 07:19:16 AM »
MORBID ANGEL - Altars Of Madness Dual Disc Due In March
2006-01-17 18:25:56

Earache Records are to release a Dual Disc format version of the
landmark death metal album, Altars Of Madness by MORBID ANGEL on March
13, 2006.

Considered by many to be a defining moment in the genre, Altars Of
Madness was first released in 1989 and is still held in reverence by
the majority of death metal fans.

The DVD side of the Dual Disc features the long sought after November
1989 Nottingham Rock City show filmed on the band's first ever
European outing, the legendary Grindcrusher Tour (alongside NAPALM
DEATH, BOLT THROWER and CARCASS) and is the first Morbid Angel
material to see an official DVD release.

A free replica ticket of this show is available with the first 5,000
copies pressed.


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