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Metal / Re: Immolation / consistency
« on: April 30, 2008, 01:48:14 AM »
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There seems to me to be nothing 'mystical' in their concept that would suggest a deeper meaning.


Agreed, but non-mystical doesn't mean unintelligent. Look at later Deicide and Morbid Angel lyrics; Immolation has never written anything as patently embarrassing as the whole of Domination or Serpents of the Light (and everything following it).

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Interzone / Re: Broken Hope -The Bowels of Repugnance
« on: April 30, 2008, 01:42:34 AM »
I concur. Broken Hope is, was, and will always be a cut bin cop-out.

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Metal / Re: Immolation / consistency
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:07:06 AM »
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This may be somewhat due to their rather simplistic 'FUCK JESUS!' concept, which gets rather tiring quickly.


I feel like I run the risk of over-defending the band, but I think that assessment of their lyrics is far too simple. They are not polemic in nature like later Deicide for example. Ross Dolan was brought up Catholic and hated it, so most of Immolation's songs are about refuting and condemning Catholicism. His lyrics are jammed with biblical references, many of which are pretty obscure. Their message isn't 'fuck christ' nearly as much as it is that christianity leads to a life of mediocrity and self-delusion. Few bands in death metal have ever tried to make this case with the same degree of elan.

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Metal / Re: Immolation / consistency
« on: April 22, 2008, 01:15:22 AM »
yikes! tough crowd.

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Metal / Re: Immolation / consistency
« on: April 20, 2008, 01:58:38 AM »
Also, here's a helpful digest for those of you who "don't get it" but are still game to try:

from Dawn of Possession:
Into Everlasting Fire      
Despondent Souls      
Dawn of Possession
Those Left Behind

from Here in After:
All tracks are recommended

from Failures for Gods:
Once Ordained
No Jesus, No Beast      
Failures for Gods

from Close to a World Below:
Father You're Not a Father
Fall From a High Place
Close to a World Below

from Unholy Cult:
Unholy Cult
Rival the Eminent
Bring Them Down

from Harnessing Ruin:
Swarm of Terror
Harnessing Ruin
Son of Iniquity

from Shadows in the Light:
Passion Kill
World Agony
The Weight of Devotion



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Interzone / Re: Nazis hate death metal, fuck Nazis
« on: April 19, 2008, 08:37:22 PM »
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I was fully aware of his PhD in physics. But him saying the things he says deems him unworthy of that title.  


I didn't know doctorates were based on social merit. Please stop flapping and grow up.


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Metal / Re: Immolation / consistency
« on: April 19, 2008, 02:53:45 AM »
See them live. It will all make sense then. What they need more than anything is production that actually captures their style. The majority of their work has been a lot of "square peg, round whole" in that regard.

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Metal / Re: Averse Sefira News
« on: April 02, 2008, 07:53:45 PM »
No bloodshed though. That's disappointing.  :'(

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Interzone / Re: Shining is morbidly overrated
« on: January 31, 2008, 01:29:16 AM »

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Metal / Re: Averse Sefira News
« on: January 28, 2008, 02:59:02 AM »
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This new song is boring and mediocre.
It doesn't reach any interesting/meaningful conclusions.

Sounds like they've been listening too much to Watain, Deathspell Omega, Secrets of The Moon new Marduk etc. the current crop of pretentious middle of the road popstars in the black metal scene.


To each his own, but in fairness I followed your band link and your material sounds a lot more "middle of the road" and "pop" (a relative term here) than their new stuff.

That said, I think you have some good ideas in your songs but if you're a stickler for interesting conclusions you should consider trying to complete a song idea rather than just letting them trail off at the end.

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Metal / Re: Averse Sefira News
« on: January 04, 2008, 03:36:42 AM »

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Metal / Averse Sefira News
« on: December 30, 2007, 06:06:14 AM »
I'm sure this will make a lot of folks here smile:

http://www.bravewords.com/news/80247

Candlelight Records has confirmed February 12th as the North American release date of Advent Parallax, the new full-length album from Texas-based black metallers AVERSE SEFIRA. Produced by Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, IN BATTLE), the album features stunning artwork created by renowned artist/illustrator Jos A. Smith, cover artist for the first BATHORY album.

Prior to the album's release, the band will team up with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION, and BELPHEGOR for a twenty-six day American tour. Set to kick off February 4th at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina the tour will circle the US before ending at the Meridian in Houston on March 2nd. The band commented with the following: "It is an exciting prospect to tour with such an excellent
selection of bands, particularly our long-time allies in Immolation. Together we will cast open the furnaces of damnation and scorch the claws of winter. The outing will also serve as the harbinger for our newest infliction Advent Parallax. This album is our definitive worship-made-weapon, one that shall galvanize the believers and confound the uninitiated."

Confirmed dates are as follows:

February
4 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte NC
5 - Jaxx Nite Club - Springfield VA
6 - Webster Theater - Hartford CT
7 - Penny Arcade - Rochester NY
8 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie NY
9 - Mark's Showplace - Bedford NH
10 - BB Kings Blues Club - New York NY
11 - Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland OH
12 - I-Rock - Detroit MI (Advent Parallax release date)
13 - Uncle Pleasants - Louisville KY
14 - The Muse - Nashville TN
15 - Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago IL
16 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis MN
19 - El Corozon - Seattle WA
20 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland OR
21 - The Metro - Oakland CA
22 - Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana CA
23 - Jumping Turtle - San Marcos CA
24 - House of Blues - W. Hollywood CA
25 - El Jardin del Silencio - Mexicali Mexico
26 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff AZ
27 - The Sets - Tempe AZ
28 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque NM
29 - Rock Bottom Bar - San Antonio TX

March
1 - Cine El Ray - McAllen TX
2 - Meridian - Houston TX

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Interzone / Re: Crappy Halloween
« on: November 02, 2007, 01:01:43 AM »
Misfits = near-perfection in economic yet evocative songwriting

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Metal / Re: Misfits / Danzig
« on: August 21, 2007, 11:15:54 PM »
Halloween

Bonfires burning bright
Pumpkin faces in the night
I remember Halloween

Dead cats hanging from poles
Little dead are out in droves
I remember Halloween

Brown leafed vertigo
Where skeletal life is known
I remember Halloween

This day anything goes
Burning bodies hanging from poles
I remember Halloween

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween

Candy apples and razor blades
Little dead are soon in graves
I remember Halloween

This day anything goes
Burning bodies hanging from poles
I remember

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween, Halloween


Sheer genius. Poetry, irony, hyperbole, and just the right touch of morbid sentimentality summed up in just under two infectious minutes. I paid $150 for an original copy of this 7-inch last year, and it was worth every penny.

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Metal / Re: Immolation
« on: July 28, 2007, 02:48:31 AM »
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Ti believe it's possible. However musically, the album doesn't capture anything new at all, just like the new Nile album, conservative music with more adherence to skill and precision.


I don't want to drift into being an apologist for the band, but I think the new one is definitely a step up from the previous outing and while it isn't their single best work it still stands up well. It's damn hard to release quality material for 20 years, unless you plan to take the Motorhead route and just do the EXACT same thing every time.

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