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Metal / Re: Bands worth hearing thread
« on: February 14, 2010, 08:50:50 PM »
Has anyone (with good taste) had any experience with post-Impurity albums from Fleshcrawl?

Their debut is brilliant, and the second effort whilst not remarkable is still solid Death Metal, so I'm curious if anything else is worth checking out. I've read some good things.

I wouldn't worry about any of it.  The third is similar to Impurity, but I never found it as likable.  The fourth adopted some Gothenburg/soft-BM melodic tendencies, and the fifth (...Endless Fire...) is back to harder-edged death metal, though squared-off and generic.  I can only assume everything after that is of similar formula (one review here, another forthcoming).

Metal / Re: Best extreme metal songs
« on: February 12, 2010, 06:09:14 PM »
Oops, apologies. I've only just recently gotten into Black Metal; it's all swirling around my head at the moment.

What makes you qualified to announce the "best songs" if that is the case?

Metal / Re: NIRVANA 2002 retrospective released
« on: February 07, 2010, 07:46:28 PM »
Overrated? I had never heard of this band before. If they are overrated perhaps it is because people are starved for more classic swedish death metal...

Don't confuse your not hearing about them with a lack of actual hype -- how could it be that interesting in an historical sense if you've never heard of them before?  And why would a label as large as Relapse be interested in re-releasing the material?  

People with poor perspective consistently lend credence to so-called "classics" that never really were, or don't deserve the label in retrospect.  It's a small cabal in the relative sense, but proportional to the number of people who are genuinely interested in such music in the first place.

There are literally dozens, perhaps hundreds, of bands who touched on the exact style this band did, with similar quality.  NIRVANA 2002 probably gets special consideration because they shared a member with ENTOMBED on the Crawl EP.

Interzone / Re: An oral history of ANUS.com forums
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:09:59 PM »
By the way, there used to exist a flash style animation interpretation of the history of ANUS.com.

I remember the whole thing was set in like some big gothic house and it had like an Italian room and a German room with Wagner playing.

That was the "Hall of [World] History," not the history of ANUS.

Interzone / Re: The Māori people
« on: January 27, 2010, 06:14:00 AM »
Polynesians have often seemed to me as if they have some proto-Caucasian blood, would you agree?

Maori Origins, Y-Chromosome Haplotypes and
Implications for Human History in the Pacific

Metal / Re: Immolation reveal new album details
« on: January 26, 2010, 05:14:04 AM »
Of course, this may be a simple rut- Immolation may simply not be inspired and are unable to channel their musical vision or imagine themselves putting forth a musical vision beyond that of death metal. New inspiration, new form, new subjects and clear messages are keys to a reinvigoration of the band.

What rut are you referring to exactly?

Sounds pretty good to me. Orthodox phrasing, quasi-epic song structures and internal riffs, although said song perhaps lacks some of the tranisitional subtely the characterized earlier works. Same focus on accessible rhytyms, but more subtle than immediately preceeding works. A variety of tempo changes. The melodies are slightly lacking but are nonetheless reminiscent of previous immolation records. Something is slightly amiss, i am inclined to think that their is not enough contrast between riffs, a lack of dissonance perhaps?

I will continue to listen and suspend my judgement for the time being.

These are general impressions so far....i eagerly await the new album..

Im not sure i hear the Nile/Behemoth/Cannibal Corpse influence, but i do not listen to any of those bands. A more complete exposition explaining the problem with the song would be beneficial. I think their may be something to Immolation making their music more accessible, this may explain the lack of signature dissonance, a toned down verison of it anyhow. I noticed that guitar squeals have turned into low end bends, creating a groove quality to the music at points. Lets be gracious for the time being and give Immolation the benefit of the doubt?

Interesting synopsis of the track. However, i am unsure whether i woudl agree that their is a deathcore style of making riffs shockingly different from one another. Perhaps i do not have the most subtle ears. Nonetheless i believe it is the abrupt transitioning that makes the song seem unfocused, or "deathmetalcorish", not neccessarily each riff being shockingly different in and of themselves.

Repeated listens have revealed a few suspicions:

1. This may be music for the sake of music
2. There are signs of a band struggling to find an identity or voice

3. It is curious that i did not notice much of a behemoth/nile influence, probably because these bands were influenced by Immolation and now immolation is being influenced by bands that they influenced. We are now at a copy of copy and that much further removed from "reality" perhaps? This is what will probably trick me into liking the album or song. However time always tells, whats good is remebered and provides a lasting  musical experience.

Having gone back and listened to earlier Immolation albums, there also seems to be a self assured understanding of the art in their earlier albums. Riffs are brooding and Immolation seems well in control of what they are doing, there is no rushing through riffs. This does not seem to be the case on "The Purge". The riff after the acoustic breakdown also seems unsteady, something i can rarely say about riffs in earlier works.

That's quite the cycle of judgment for having heard a single preview track.

Interzone / Re: Hoeks Death Metal Pizza in Austin
« on: December 31, 2009, 04:06:42 PM »
You'd think a Darkthrone pizza would be topped with cold ingredients, not hot stuff like jalapenos and peppers.

Those are all hamburgers, not pizzas.

Interzone / Re: Hoeks Death Metal Pizza in Austin
« on: December 31, 2009, 10:51:09 AM »
Kind of like this burger joint, which apparently garners two-hour waits on a normal basis:

Bacon, Cheddar, Fried Egg - $10
Bacon, Bleu Cheese, Frizzled Onions - $10
Black Sabbath
Blackening Spice, Chili, Pepper Jack, Red Onion - $11
Smoked Gouda, Bacon, Roasted Red Peppers, Roasted Garlic Mayo - $10
Iron Maiden
Avocado, Cherry Peppers, Pepper Jack, Chipotle Mayo - $11
Pile of fries topped with a ½ lb. Burger, Chili, Cherry Peppers, Andouille, Onions, Jack Cheese, and Anger - $13
Cheddar, Swiss, Sautéed Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions, Horseradish Mayo - $10
Buffalo Sauce, Bacon, Bleu Cheese Dressing - $10
Fresh Basil, Prosciutto, Mozzarella, Tomato, Onion - $11
Cheddar, Swiss, Jack, Smoked Gouda - $10
BBQ Sauce, Cheddar, Bacon, Frizzled Onions - $11
Led Zeppelin
Pulled Pork, Bacon, Cheddar, Pickles - $12
Judas Priest
Bacon, Bleu Cheese Dressing with Apples, Walnuts, and dried cranberries - $11
Goat Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Oregano, Tzatziki, Onion, Tomato - $11
Sliced Jalapenos, Pancetta, Pepper Jack, Gardinera Mayo - $11
Dark Throne
Chipotle Peppers, Goat Cheese, Fresh Pico de Gallo - $11
Goblin Cock
Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, ¼lb. Vienna Hot Dog, Tomatoes, Onion, Neon Green Relish, Sport Peppers, Pickles, Celery Salt Mustard - $13
Roasted Poblano Pepper, Bacon, Chedder and Monterey Jack, House made Ranchero Sauce, Tortilla Strips - $12
Plague Bringer
Roasted Garlic Mayo, Tortilla Strips, Chicago CO-OP hot sauce, Fresh Garlic, Pepper Jack, Sliced Jalapenos - $12
High On Fire
Siracha Hot Chili Sauce, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Pepper, Grilled Pineapple, Sweet Chili Paste - $12
Lair of the Minotaur
Caramelized Onions, Pancetta, Brie, Bourbon Soaked Pears - $12
1/4 lb. Sheboygan Bratwurst, Smoked Gouda, Carmelized Onion, Dusseldorf mustard, Jalapeno Apple Chutney - $13

Interzone / Re: Problems with metal
« on: December 22, 2009, 10:17:28 AM »
What do you mean by "learning disability"? I generally equate that with mental retardation, but you have fairly competent communication skills.

I don't think telling people non-humorously that one "starts hitting things" when one gets angry qualifies as competent communication skills.

Metal / Re: Enjoying Metal
« on: December 20, 2009, 01:33:27 PM »
Not once have I heard this claim made by a regular poster on this forum...

I agree.  Please cite or we'll assume you're trolling (or simply not a careful reader).

Metal / Re: NECROPHOBIC "Satanic Blasphemies" demo comp
« on: December 13, 2009, 11:12:40 PM »
I see this everyday I'm looking through the CDs at my local record store. Is it worth picking up?


Interzone / Re: Dogs
« on: December 08, 2009, 05:45:02 PM »
I was going to say, we still use dogs for hunting, in England.

There's plenty used here (the US) for duck, grouse, turkey, goose and pheasant hunting, but only fowl from my experience.  I know quite a number of people who own dogs for that express purpose.

Interzone / Re: Dogs
« on: December 08, 2009, 03:06:31 PM »
For canines, about the only legitimate, non-disgraceful role remaining for them is in law enforcement and fire-rescue.

Not hunting?

Probably to pull certain kinds of discussion elsewhere? I'm not sure myself.

It's been discussed here already:

I mostly asked because you said so at the end of a long post where nothing of the sort was suggested.  Maybe I'm misunderstanding the context.  If it was just an unrelated sentiment then it makes more sense.

Maybe it's high-time for another forum?

For what purpose?

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