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Metal / Re: The two schools of Scandinavian black metal
« on: April 05, 2008, 02:44:05 PM »
I still stick to my 2 categories, with new definitions: Minimalistic black metal and the rest.

"Drums were never fucking important for Darkthrone, not for me at least, and in black metal, drumming is not important, drumming is just supposed to be there, and guitars are the most important [...], no fucking third, fourth, fifth guitarist solo or guitar upon that or synthetized stuff, whatever... If it's cold enough and if it's dark enough, and if it's real enough, black metal feeling is supposed to suit through material, so we did."

- Fenriz

On a side note, it is always nice to see a musician who is more interested in how well the final product turns out, rather than how well his own intrument is represented.  It's rare and Fenriz is one of the few.

Metal / Re: Mexicans strike back against EMO
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:18:36 PM »
Emos are now a special, protected group.

That in itself is a victory.

A very confusing one.

Interzone / Re: Comic Books
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:15:10 PM »
While getting into the Neo-Folk bands like Current 93 and Sol Invictus, I find Sandman comics to be a good companion.  The ideas cross back and forth and almost lead you into a strange journey that cnnnects you more closely to the humanity of the past.  

I found Sandman seems to take people further from Judeo-Christian ideas, despite what some here say.  The reason it features them at all is because of the focus on them in the old Grimoires that Gaiman is fascinated with.  Black Magic was always tied tightly with Christianity and Judaism, so it's only natural.  The way he includes all the other Gods of other belief systems makes me belief that the Christian God being the official God is just a way of saying "This is the current God and these are the old Gods".  

Interzone / Re: Sexual selectivity
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:10:45 PM »
A lack of connection to nature causes problems when you try to look for women the same way man did when he was more primitive (that being the carnal way) when you do not also have the instincts that came along with primitive man.  What you get is people wanting to have a lot of sex with anyone who will do it and not exactly knowing why, and probably being able to come up with things that are more enjoyable on all levels, but that don't sooth the urge of the body that evolution has build over millions of years for practical reasons as well.  You end up with confused children who aren't getting any help from their confused parents.  

Metal / Re: Personality of Hessians
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:06:31 PM »


I did however feel like I wanted to answer both replies a lot of the time.  Mostly about questions about "mercy and justice" and things like that.  I found it difficult to answer them.  My guess is that most of you picked the answer you wish applied to you, which is what I almost did, but decided not to.  

Metal / Re: The two schools of Scandinavian black metal
« on: April 02, 2008, 09:54:35 PM »
This only confirms what I feel about Burzum's third album not having anything to do with Black Metal anymore.  

It's basic, but it's certainly more of a symphony than anything you would want to put in the first category.

It's hard to break up the list of seven to ten major bands into two groups.  Immortal, for instance was sort of just a Black Metal version of Death Metal.  It's easier, instead, to just find the band each band is the most influenced by.  Emperor-Merciful Fate, Burzum-Bathory, Mayhem-Venom, Darkthrone-Celtic Frost, etc, etc.

Metal / Re: Filosofem
« on: March 11, 2008, 01:03:43 PM »
i wonder if he meant to record drums for those 2 songs.

Judging by the way he said the albums were recorded, that being in quick lumps, I doubt there was any unfinished work on the tracks.

I also remember him saying in a recent interview that he was lying about not knowing how the album turned out because so many people were asking him about it.  

I do wonder about that sometimes though.  Is everything the way he wanted it to be?

Interzone / Re: Metal and children.
« on: January 08, 2008, 07:59:09 AM »
Here's some interesting stats I took from a college test on music and perception:

"Children are typically unable to discriminate atonal from tonal melodies until what age?
About the age of 7 or 8.

At about what age is continued musical development entirely attributable to environmental factors such as musical instruction or training, or through general exposure to music?
About the age of 10.

Identify four features of lullabies that make them especially suited to infants. (Hint: compare with infant-directed soothing speech.)
(1) slow, (2) average pitch is higher, (3) few changes of pitch direction, (4) greater proportion of descending pitch intervals.

At what age do children typically show less spontaneous body movement in response to music?
About the age of 5.

At what age do children typically show substantial rhythmic coordination?
About the age of 10.

Indicate the relative order of the child's development for each of the following musical/auditory attributes: rhythm, tonality, localization, pitch, style.
Order of development: (1) localization, (2) pitch, (3) tonality, (4) rhythm, (5) style.

Adolescence is an important time in the forming of musical tastes. What might account for the musical importance of adolescence?
Socially, adolescence is an important time to build peer-support relations to supplement family-support relations. Adolescence is characterized by a strong need to belong, or identify with a peer group. Group identity is established, in part, by clothing, manners, speech patterns, food and music preferences. Oxytocin levels are generally high during adolescence, and so bonding is facilitated.

At what age does a child normally exhibit secondary emotions?
Commonly between 3 and 4 years of age.


It's up to you if you believe this stuff.

Interzone / Re: What does Danzig mean to you?
« on: November 20, 2007, 10:04:03 AM »
I think no one here will argue that Samhain is the top of the line for Danzig.  The one point in his career when he wasn't following someone else's idea of what he should be doing.

Metal / Re: Vocals
« on: November 20, 2007, 10:01:35 AM »
I once heard about vocal teachers who teach people who sing in metal bands how to sing growled vocals without destroying your vocal chords, but like you said, the ones who did it all kind of suck, and honestly their vocals sound very bad to me.  I don't really know, but if good bands were doing it, then I would just say vocal lessons are like guitar lessons.  

Metal / Re: Proselytization Compilation I: Underground Met
« on: November 19, 2007, 12:26:43 PM »
For Burzum, I highly suggest the track "Inn I Slottet Fra Drømmen".  It really works well on compilations and dare I say, even climbs to the same level of brilliance as Det Som Engang Var with it's primitive begining flowing into it's majestic conclusion.  

For Slayer, I'd say something from Hell Awaits, but I can't think of a decent track to sum up the album.

I also suggest Bathory's Fine Day to Die along with the intro simply because it really helped me get into Black Metal when I was an "alienated teen".

Interzone / Re: Dependency on ANUS and Nihilist Teachings
« on: November 15, 2007, 02:07:11 PM »
I actually think music can transcend above ideas and I think Burzum does just that.  You would never know it by listening to Varg speak though.  

Interzone / Re: The roots of modern alternative and indie musi
« on: November 15, 2007, 08:51:10 AM »
Alternative as far as I can tell meant bands in the 80s that were inspired by the Velvet Underground, like the Pixies and Sonic Youth, eventually to be bastardized in the 90s to mean anything in the 90s that sounded like 70s rock and pop.

I like early alternative music and am not ashamed to admit here.  Yet another amazing and ambitious style of music to sprout from punk.

Metal / Re: Two Genres of Metal
« on: November 15, 2007, 08:42:48 AM »
I think for the above reason that born for banning just stated, maybe another sollution is for people to understand metal to find a new genre.  How can anyone talk when the air is full of toxins.  Perhaps neo-classical or neofolk.  I don't know.

Honestly, I think metal isn't absolute.  I hear it's power and know that it can go further.  I do think Burzum's third album is the best of the lot, but when I listen to it, I can't help but think "is it totally impossible to go any further than this?".

I'm probably younger than most people here so that's probably why I have such high hopes.  I guess I shouldn't be too surprised to find out that there is no place left to build or that there is no reason to build on.

Interzone / Re: Dependency on ANUS and Nihilist Teachings
« on: November 13, 2007, 07:59:33 AM »
I am not a nihilist.  I am not a hessian.  I am a person who takes modern music seriously and looks for others who do as well.  That's why I only post here and not on Corrupt.  The only thing I relate with on this website is music history.  I am not here for politics or world views.  Musical transcendence is above all that anyway.

I only read the articles here because they are objective in a world where it's hard to find such articles.  That's the only thing I enjoy besides the music here.

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