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Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: November 25, 2005, 10:36:05 AM »
I don't see the point in recreating black metal; if we find the same path of belief, something as good will be created. It's like truth itself, which can have many forms.

I do not believe in "retro" and re-creating the past, whether Communist Russia or Nazi Germany, because the present is a different time. However, the same values that inspired either or both of those pasts can be applied now. Time doesn't change all that much except the aesthetics.

Worth five minutes' time isn't good enough to me. Original Nordic and Greek black metal was epically good, as good as King Crimson or Kraftwerk or Tangerine Dream or early REM (Chronic Town), and should be lauded. The stuff that does not come close to that standard is not worth my time; I have Bruckner's 4th and 8th sitting right here, and they crush anything but the best of popular culture.

Metal / Re: Averse Sefira - Plagabraha from new album
« on: November 25, 2005, 10:10:58 AM »
That's our first "Averse Sefira" troll. Don't forget to hit Fecal Mentality Productions...

Metal / Re: Art and Product
« on: November 25, 2005, 09:20:02 AM »
Do any of you make the effort to distinguish the line?


Music that is made to convey the ideas of the author in an artistic context is art, even though it may be commissioned and even have its topic decided elsewhere.

Music that is made exclusively to pander to what the crowd wants to think it thinks, or to convey a commercial message, or to make the ideas of the author into propaganda is a sell-out.

It is all about intention.

Metal / Re: Overrated.
« on: November 25, 2005, 09:18:05 AM »
For me, art should be something truly excellent or it should perish. There's enough room for mediocre in the landfill, and if we praise mediocrity, we end up with thousands of times more mediocre in the landfill than we need to put there.

Think of it this way: if an audience buying 100,000 CDs a year, and then throwing them out, could do with 1,000 CDs a year (which will last longer before being thrown out) of higher quality, than why should we not enforce this policy?

Do we care that people "think" they need more things, when they really need better quality things?

Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: November 25, 2005, 09:14:50 AM »
Not to say these bands are great, profound, or original, but worthy of a listen? Probably.

If I want mediocrity, I'll simply listen to another genre. Why would you tolerate something that is mediocre AND black metal when there is higher quality elsewhere? Your answer makes no sense.

I don't believe the genre has run its course... I believe the fans have lost direction. There are a few still vital acts, but they're lost in the flood of those bands you consider "worthy of a listen? Probably", the ego mania of newer fans, the drama of every single fan having a band/label/zine/website, etc.

The genre needs to die and be reborn. Anything else is a fucking copout.

Metal / Re: Averse Sefira - Plagabraha from new album
« on: November 23, 2005, 10:07:52 AM »
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.

Metal / Favorite metal fanpage
« on: November 23, 2005, 09:00:48 AM »

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


Metal / Gnostic - former ATHEIST drummer
« on: November 23, 2005, 08:34:53 AM »
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
high quality MP3 files of the songs at


Metal / For the gay metalhead...
« on: November 10, 2005, 07:37:27 PM »

« on: November 10, 2005, 07:36:49 PM »
Where is Immolation? NYC... Immolation. The two are like AIDS and gay orgies in my mind: inseparable.

Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: November 07, 2005, 03:39:28 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.

Metal / exponentiation ezine issue 2 out now
« on: November 06, 2005, 05:08:46 PM »
exponentiation zine [issue: 2.0]


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,

al-Qaeda and Marijuana
CEOs and Rape

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

Gnocchi, Garlic Chicken, Arugula

German Impressionistic Cinema
Averse Sefira

John Frostwood, Skeeze Whitlow, Steve Cynical

issue [2.0]:


Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: October 30, 2005, 04:30:29 AM »
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.


Metal / Pushead (Prong, Metallica, Septic Death)
« on: October 30, 2005, 04:21:49 AM »

Metal / Re: Art as communication
« on: October 22, 2005, 06:42:57 PM »
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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