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Metal / Re: Asking for some honest, non-bullshit replies h
« on: January 12, 2006, 01:51:03 PM »
What is the big fucking deal about Crimson Massacre?

Aesthetics: they make prog-metal in the death style and absolutely nail it. Not much if any "metalcore" and I sense these guys aren't going emo for awhile, with plenty of nods to the past greats of metal. On Aesthetics, I give them an A+.

Content: I'm listening to this now, so this is an unformed and not official opinion, but:

1) It's very fill-y. Phrase, counterphrase, and both are filled with lead guitar fills that do not contribute much artistically.

2) It's extremely busy, including drums.

3) Whither longer melodies? These guys have the talent; write something like At the Gates "The Burning Darkness." That's how you make something eternal.

I'm still listening -- a very good sign -- but I can see why some would find this empty and others praise it. I encourage it - I think what I'm hearing now resembles a demo-stage more than album stage, but if they keep developing, they'll get over how powerful they are with their instruments and focus more on the timeless aspects of composition. I like the violence of the drums and the use of differing strum speeds as textures to stop phrase in guitar - there's a lot of promise here.

Blaphbee, I'm sure they would benefit from some of your advice. I'm tempted to keep mailing them At the Gates and Burzum CDs until they see my point of view, which, probably they do not.

N.B.: I'm taking a leap of faith here that the Crimson Massacre guys handle criticism as well as Clayton and Harkonin did, and better than the guys from Adumus do. It's rare in this scene to have people greet anything less than total adulation with positive remarks or a lack of interpersonal recrimination (sounds like a Suffocation title).

Metal / Re: Averse Sefira - Jan. 14th in Austin, TX
« on: January 12, 2006, 01:32:20 PM »
The show is 21+, so all underrage beware.

Agh. One reason capitalism can suck is that bars make their money from drinks, and OH NO, someone underage might drink. We make it illegal so they can all take drugs instead.

ETMwebmistress: Would love to; depends on work schedule, which right now is not looking favorable. I love being three hours from Austin except when such shows come up. Looks like you're doing great work on this one and I hope we can have someone there as a correspondent!

Metal / Re: Update
« on: January 12, 2006, 01:23:05 PM »
No Fun: I may be dense. Of what are you speaking? Number of male sex partners? lol HY

TC: I remember liking The Haunted, for what they were, but utterly lacked impetus to listen to them. Around here At the Gates is playing quite a bit. Stay tuned for more information on that front.

On a slightly related note:

Harkonin "Sermons of Anguish" Review on This Page

I am a blunt man; some would say, "an asshole." I only know what I perceive as truth and I say it regardless of consequences (if I could kiss ass, this site would be the #1 metal site in the universe). Some people can take less-than-adoring reviews quite well, and that's a total rarity in this community. I'd like to thank the Harkonin guys for being men in a community of kiddeez on this issue.

Metal / Re: Update
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:23:30 PM »
My Bloody Valentine

Good point.

Metal / Update
« on: January 10, 2006, 07:59:53 PM »
January 11, 2006


Motorhead - reviews of 1916, Everything Louder than Everything Else, Motorhead and Live, Loud and Lewd.

Entombed - review of Monkey Puss (Live in London).

Kong - reviews of Mute Poet Vocalizer and Phlegm.

My Bloody Valentine - review of Loveless.

Fallen Christ - review of Abduction Ritual.

Ildjarn - review of Forest Poetry re-release.

Resurrection - review of Embalmed Existence.

Korrozia Metalla - review of Sadism.


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Metal / Democracy, Freedom and metal
« on: January 10, 2006, 03:44:03 PM »
The way in which Freakcontrol has been conceived, is different from how KONG used to work, which was as democratically as possible. Mark: "First our drummer decided he wanted to quit the band. Then Marieke told us she wanted to have less to do with the process of songwriting. Which left Dirk and me with a lot of freedom." - KONG

Metal / Re: Averse Sefira - Jan. 21st
« on: January 10, 2006, 12:24:27 PM »
On extremely short notice, Averse Sefira will play live in Texas once more. Their first appearance will be at Room 710 in Austin on Saturday, January 14.


Metal / Averse Sefira - Jan. 14th in Austin, TX
« on: January 09, 2006, 06:13:18 PM »
Averse Sefira will be playing a show on Jan. 14th at Room 710 in Austin, TX. Those who have missed previous shows would be advised to see this brilliant band while they can. - rain is a secret

Metal / Metal, Rock and Jazz by Harris Berger
« on: January 09, 2006, 03:42:11 PM »
I recommend tracking down the book "Metal, Rock And Jazz" by Harris Berger and especially reading the chapter in which he and a death metal guitarist go through a harmonic analysis of one of the guitarist's songs.


Metal / Re: Adramelech?
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:25:50 PM »
This band is a lot like Dismember, but more emphasis on bass notes and simultaneously, seemingly paradoxically, more subtlety.

Metal / Re: Title this thread
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:24:31 PM »
In 1995, they still had some claim to relevance. I think that was before Therion's disastrous "Lepaca Kliffoth," and whatever disaster Napalm Death cranked out after F.E.D. Deicide was still on "Once Upon the Cross" and Celtic Frost was, admittedly, probably dead. The question was rhetorical. The point is that metal bands have finite lives. The longest-running non-selling-out band that doesn't suck would probably be Graveland or Sinister.

Metal / Re: What is black metal, as art?
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:21:41 PM »
I think he means moral freedom, e.g. independence from crowd control.

Metal / Re: Art and Product
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:15:39 PM »
Napalm Death had some good stuff. Both Bob Marley and Bad Brains recognized the need for independence of their people on an ethnic level. If a white person did that, they'd be a racist, so in interest of fairness we consider Bad Brains to be racist.

When I refer to Napalm Death as propaganda, I mean the recent whiny stuff, which is garbage both musically and lyrically. It was amusing watching Barney Greenway flee an idiotic message board confrontation with myself -- he did not like informed opposition, and wanted hordes of adoring kids to praise him for some vague statements about animal cruelty and "human rights." What an idiot.

Metal / Re: Tom G Warrior on Amazon.com
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:10:58 PM »
Apparently, you do too.

Yeah, but there's not much surprising about that. I dunno; part of me always figures when Tom G Warrior needs a book, he goes to the cemetery to commune with the dead. But it's a small, childish part.

S.R. Prozak on amazon.com

Official Celtic Frost forum

Celtic Frost site

Celtic Frost Review

Hellhammer (Pre-Celtic Frost) Review

Metal / Re: Harmony Dies Vol 1
« on: January 08, 2006, 08:08:11 PM »
Maybe it needs to show up in the Audiofile section?

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