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Metal / Re: Averse Sefira - Plagabraha from new album
« on: November 23, 2005, 06:07:52 PM »
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I'm really hoping that I wasn't the only person who ventured out to support this. Montreal certainly knows how to put on a show, even if the turnout wasn't huge.


Wish I'd been there. Sounds like a great show, with a traditionally involved audience.


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Metal / Favorite metal fanpage
« on: November 23, 2005, 05:00:48 PM »
http://web.telia.com/~u85305577/music/

It's hard to describe this: offhanded might be a good term. Still, a lot here, and a link to DLA since... jesus fjuck? Probably pre-1996. <3 d90-two

http://web.telia.com/~u85305577/music/


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Metal / Gnostic - former ATHEIST drummer
« on: November 23, 2005, 04:34:53 PM »
Hello. My name is Todd and I play in a band called
Gnostic. Our drummer, Steve Flynn (from the Tampa
Death metal band ATHEIST) started the band and we have
made our first demo. I would like very much to send
you a copy for you to review. Please let me know if
you are interested. If you would like, you can also
download
high quality MP3 files of the songs at

http://www.mindctrl.com/gnostic/

2284
Metal / For the gay metalhead...
« on: November 11, 2005, 03:37:27 AM »

2285
Metal / Re: SUFFOCATION * CRYPTOPSY * VADER in NYC 11/07/0
« on: November 11, 2005, 03:36:49 AM »
Where is Immolation? NYC... Immolation. The two are like AIDS and gay orgies in my mind: inseparable.


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Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: November 07, 2005, 11:39:28 PM »
I think it's trivial to produce a "good" album. In fact, "good," like earning a shitload of money, is a relatively easy, linear process.

"Great" is another story.


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Metal / exponentiation ezine issue 2 out now
« on: November 07, 2005, 01:08:46 AM »
exponentiation zine [issue: 2.0]

OUT NOW

For a belief higher than material comfort, one must turn both
to the ancients and to the future. A traditionalist ezine,
exponentiation [2.0] explores idealism, nihilism and realism
in the arts, philosophy and culture. Visit now and read our
free online version of the latest issue, released November 5,
2005.

NEWS
al-Qaeda and Marijuana
CEOs and Rape

ART
Karjalan Sissit, VNV Nation, My Bloody Valentine
Tom Wolfe, John Le Carre

FOOD
Gnocchi, Garlic Chicken, Arugula

FEATURES
German Impressionistic Cinema
Averse Sefira
Globalization

LITERATURE
John Frostwood, Skeeze Whitlow, Steve Cynical

issue [2.0]:
OUT NOW

http://www.anus.com/zine/


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Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: October 30, 2005, 12:30:29 PM »
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I read this post and I am saddened that you have crated a double edge sword out of Black Metal. It seems that you are claiming that if a new black metal band does not sound like the progenitors of this genre, the music is uninspired and/or lacks the attitude but if they do then they are wana-be bands but keep in mind all things evolve.


Strawman.


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Metal / Pushead (Prong, Metallica, Septic Death)
« on: October 30, 2005, 12:21:49 PM »

2290
Metal / Re: Art as communication
« on: October 23, 2005, 01:42:57 AM »
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even so its not metal do you reckon jimi hendrix and kurt cobain were like that


No, I think they were aestheticists, not artists.

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Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: October 23, 2005, 01:41:18 AM »
The genre has been dead for some years. A.S. are an exception to the rule, but they are the vast minority and have no numerical influence on saving the genre - no one can "save" it. Better to let it fucking die and be reborn if it can be, but if not, why shed tears and produce a mediocre replacement for something that is irreplaceable?

YOU CANNOT GO BACK TO 1990 AND RECREATE THE CONDITIONS OF BLACK METAL. YOU CANNOT FIND PEOPLE OF THAT QUALITY AGAIN, AND YOU CANNOT FIND THAT CLARITY OF THOUGHT, BY SIMPLY LOOKING OVER THE SAME PATH THAT  WAS FORGED 15 YEARS AGO. INSTEAD, LOOK TOWARD HEROISM AND YOU WILL FIND A NEW PATH.

If you do not heed these words, you will fail, and people like me will laugh at you for being fucking stupid.

2292
Metal / Re: Electric Wizard
« on: October 23, 2005, 01:38:59 AM »
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They seem to reaching for transcendence in a pure extreme of self destruction and nihilism, which normally doesn't at all rattle my bones.


You mean like G.G. Allin did? Like Iggy Pop did? Like Jim Morrison did?

The attitude they espouse is the norm in popular/rock music. Black metal was the rarity in that it transcended that outlook and became creative again.

Fuck rock music. It's for morons or the misinformed. Clearly if either category, you're the latter, but still: why does aesthetic become more important than content when discuss popular music? Stick to the best, leave off the rest -- it's more landfill and if you invite it into your brain, ...


2293
Metal / Re: Sick of it.
« on: October 23, 2005, 01:36:39 AM »
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Kraftwerk - Europe Endless
VNV Nation - Matter + Form
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg

I don't have a problem with the idea of leaving metal behind. I agree the whining should end. It won't until the horde of Crowdists endorsing shitty post-1996 black metal are beaten into a pulp or killed. The battle will rage because THEY need to believe metal is vital in order to have something to do, and an identity, and those who care about art want to declare it DEAD so that something new can come along or at least it can be appreciated for the 12 great black metal bands and the mediocre can be forgotten.

In fact, at this point, with one or two exceptions, I only listen to older metal, and it makes up a small part of my listening. Classical music is a good place to go when you get frustrated with fence-sitting music that tries to be both elitist and populist. It's a fucked up mental model.


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Metal / Re: Sick of it.
« on: October 19, 2005, 12:59:11 AM »
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Just accept it, listen to the greats and be thankful that the music exists at all. Just listen to classical music if you really want to be satisfied in the same way.


This is pretty good advice. Classical music, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Fripp and Eno, Dead Can Dance, Lycia, Sophia, VNV Nation... that's about all that doesn't bore me to tears these days, and 95% of the time it's classical.


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Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: October 19, 2005, 12:56:58 AM »
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I keep listening to newer BM, trying hard to like it


Why?

To my mind, the new Averse Sefira is one of the few that doesn't suck, but there are so few things that are even good I have to ask: why bother? To be open-minded? Black metal is dead, and the people involved in black metal today are low-IQ whores. Don't get dragged down into the quagmire. Don't spend money on this crap, as you're paying for morons. Don't try to identify with it. Listen to your Burzum, Immortal, Emperor, Gorgoroth, Enslaved, Varathron, Ildjarn CDs and be thankful for those.


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