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2311
Metal / Re: Thrash
« on: November 27, 2005, 11:40:47 PM »
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What's some good Thrash? I've probably heard it, but hey, it's worth a try to find something new.


DRI
COC
MDC
Cryptic Slaughter
Fearless Iranians From Hell
Suicidal Tendencies


2312
Metal / Re: Black metal = terms contradicting aesthetics?
« on: November 27, 2005, 11:40:14 PM »
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Black Metal is a contradiction because the aesthetics associated with "Black" are the complete opposite of the aesthetics of "Metal."


Metal is the aesthetic term, while "black" is a term describing its philosophical content.


2313
Metal / Re: Art and Product
« on: November 25, 2005, 06:57:36 PM »
In dramatic contrast, the simplistic and disorganized ramble from known data-forger WikiPedia:

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A number of metal bands have been criticized of selling out. In particular, during the 1980s with the mainstream popularity of glam rock and hair metal, many metal fans of more underground subgenres (thrash metal, death metal, etc.) accused the mainstream bands of betraying the original importance of musical innovation and serious subject matter in the roots of early heavy metal, instead focusing merely on aesthetic appeals such as heavy makeup, teased long hair, extravagant outfits and live concerts, frequent sexually-themed lyrics, and other bombastic excesses (see also This Is Spın̈al Tap). By the end of the decade, hair metal was often targeted as sellout, "corporate rock" and led directly to the development of anti-mainstream grunge music.

Perhaps the most (in)famous example of selling out often cited by metal fans is that of Metallica. During the 80s, the band played fast, aggressive thrash metal and repeatedly stated that they would never record a music video. Eventually they yielded, recording a video for the song One from the album ...And Justice For All. Many feel that every album the band have recorded since this point has been more accessible and radio friendly than the one that preceded it. It is also worth mentioning that the documentary Some Kind of Monster, which covers the lengthy process of creating the St. Anger album, shows the band recording an endorsment for a radio contest against their wishes in order to secure airplay for their new material. The band also received criticism and accusations of selling out after filing a lawsuit that brought about the downfall of peer-to-peer pioneer Napster.
- WikiPedophile


2314
Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: November 25, 2005, 06:36:05 PM »
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.

2315
Metal / Re: Averse Sefira - Plagabraha from new album
« on: November 25, 2005, 06:10:58 PM »
That's our first "Averse Sefira" troll. Don't forget to hit Fecal Mentality Productions...


2316
Metal / Re: Art and Product
« on: November 25, 2005, 05:20:02 PM »
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Do any of you make the effort to distinguish the line?


Yes:

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.


2317
Metal / Re: Overrated.
« on: November 25, 2005, 05:18:05 PM »
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?


2318
Metal / Re: Black Metal...Drying Up?
« on: November 25, 2005, 05:14:50 PM »
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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.

2319
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.


2320
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/


2321
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/

2322
Metal / For the gay metalhead...
« on: November 11, 2005, 03:37:27 AM »

2323
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.


2324
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.


2325
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

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