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Metal / Re: Norwegian band accused of rape
« on: December 21, 2004, 03:38:53 PM »
No, it's the two touring guitarists of Satyricon (one of whom is from Spiral Architect).

I'm shocked that it was supposedly a female...

Metal / Re: Seeking opinions?
« on: December 19, 2004, 04:32:30 PM »
Suicidal black metal is for people who relate to Korn but want to be "kvlt".

Metal / Re: Seeking opinions?
« on: December 15, 2004, 06:23:40 PM »

They wish they were Opeth.

Metal / Immolation video
« on: December 13, 2004, 08:50:19 AM »

The video is utterly retarded, but the song doesn't seem bad. It goes back more to the "Close to a World Below" style in many ways, although it seems to have the melodic developments of UC, particularly in the lead guitars.

The production doesn't support this sort of thing at all, but that could also just be shitty encoding of the audio aspect of the mpg.

Metal / Re: Thrash metal
« on: December 10, 2004, 05:02:10 AM »
I'm glad that someone brought this topic back up so that I wouldn't have to be the dumpster-diver...

Anyways, I've found a piece of evidence that pretty much proves Prozak right- look on the back of your "Altars of Madness" booket and it's staring you in the face.

Metal / Re: Is metal a different direction?
« on: December 08, 2004, 06:53:37 PM »
What sense would that be?

Listen to a recent album by Iced Earth and you'll understand completely.

Metal / Re: Is metal a different direction?
« on: December 08, 2004, 06:11:27 PM »
Why was it a joke?

Do you really think the band members did it to "be funny"? Do you really think they said to themselves "oh my gosh! Lets create this music as a joke!"

No. There is sincerity in their works... most definately. Even those who later come to deny or reject their past involvement. I am most definately sure that when they were creating it, the last thing on their mind was laughter, and/or the intent of it being humourous or percieved as a joke. "Those who have eyes will see".

Not a joke in the literal, intended sense, but rather a joke in the same sense that most "trad metal" is.

Metal / Re: Is metal a different direction?
« on: December 08, 2004, 05:23:16 PM »
Abruptum pretty much was a joke.

Some of metal is a different direction in that it presents an ideology beyond "well, things are fucked up, let's whine about it!!", but most of it is basically rock with a bit more distortion.

Metal / Re: Is heavy metal 'rock'?
« on: December 04, 2004, 04:51:07 PM »
Sidenote: speaking of Incantation, "The Infernal Storm" is utterly brilliant, it's a shame that it seems to be so overlooked...

Eh, I gave up hope on them after the album that came after "Diabolical Conquest".

"Onward to Golgotha" and "Diabolical Conquest" are fucking awesome, though.

Metal / Re: MP3s
« on: December 03, 2004, 09:07:19 AM »
Oggs are definitely superior, but it seems that most people can't play them, because they don't know about media players that don't come with Windows.

Metal / Re: Is heavy metal 'rock'?
« on: December 03, 2004, 08:39:04 AM »
It features a loud, distorted guitar; thus, to most people, it's rock, even if that is incorrect.

Record stores cater to "the norm", not to those who are "in the know".

...What the fuck mall record store in Houston has Burzum?  I lived there for 17 years, and never saw anything more obscure than "Under the Sign of the Black Mark".

Metal / Re: Thrash metal
« on: November 26, 2004, 10:08:54 AM »
DRI, COC, Cryptic Slaughter, Dead Horse and Fearless Iranians From Hell are good examples of Thrash bands.

Before I get into the body of my post; the only album I've heard from the above list is "Of Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers".  How do the others compare?

As for the speed vs. thrash metal debate; what does it really matter what it's called?  If what most people call "thrash metal" is actually speed metal, and what most people call "speed metal" is actually power metal, and then power metal is reserved for the overly-effiminate euro-style bands, so what?  What matters is the concept referred to by those terms (and, the concept is still the same, since the whole genre got renamed; it's not like Dark Angel is called speed and Kreator is called thrash).

@Phantasm: What prozak considers "speed metal" would be stuff that's commonly called thrash- Kreator, Dark Angel, early Metallica, early Megadeth, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, etc.  The more common definition, I believe, is stuff like Helstar- Nosferatu or Iced Earth- Burnt Offerings.

Metal / Re: The Chasm- The Spell of Retribution
« on: November 26, 2004, 09:37:36 AM »
Too bad that they didn't put half of the amount of effort they spent on the album cover on the actual music.

Metal / Re: Seeking opinions?
« on: November 21, 2004, 09:03:17 AM »
Fuck Akenhaten.

I'd rather not.  I don't want AIDS.

Metal / Re: Velvet Cacoon Interview
« on: November 13, 2004, 05:57:29 PM »
Sorry, you lose on that last point.  I'm not a devout hater of Velvet Cacoon like many here are (I see them as good, but not classic), but Krieg slaughters them.

Xasthur does suck, though.

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