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Metal / Re: Gender in metal
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:52:31 PM »
Lisa Gerrard is like a Virginia Woolf. Contemplative. Rare.

I agree. Though I don't think this type of feminine creativity can easily be applied to metal 'spirit' (other than perhaps as Zodijackyl mentioned through indirect influences).

What about that Derketa band?

Metal / Re: Top tier metal of the last decade (2003 - 2013)
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:48:46 PM »
To me, Oath bound is way better than Old Mornings Dawn though. OMD is quite uninspiring except for three songs.

I thought Oath Bound sounded a bit too linear and repetitive compared to the follow-up. Though I can see what they are trying to accomplish and for the most part they succeed at it.

Avzhia – Key of throne

Your post prompted me to listen to this album, and WOW. I have not been this floored by a piece of music in a long time! This is absolutely phenomenal black metal. I had to try In the Nightside Eclipse again and again before I appreciated it, but for some reason The Key of Throne resonates with me very naturally.

Hell yeah. It had that effect on me too.
It's one of the few albums from the last decade that I can honestly say is a sure thing.

Metal / Re: Goatcraft to perform in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:39:32 PM »
I thought it was a pretty cool move too.


Metal / Re: Best Death Metal Demos
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:38:01 PM »
Veles - The Triumph of Pagan Beliefs

Interzone / Re: Matter.
« on: March 23, 2014, 01:01:03 AM »
To call something obvious, to me, means that it doesn't need to be questioned. But I guess thay's why we have the term 'self-evident'. Then again I will probably question self-evidence too.

Yeah, I was thinking most 'human rights' type issues are frequently passed off as self-evident truths.

Metal / Goatcraft to perform in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
« on: March 22, 2014, 11:50:16 PM »


Ambient “Necroclassical” band approved by Russian authorities despite hostilities

img001Although the recent political controversy over ownership of Crimea has caused tension between NATO and Russia, American ambient industrial band Goatcraft will perform on April 26th at the КІЗ переможе theater in Crimea with the blessing of Russian authorities.

Taking advantage of an obscure Russian law that allows “cultural events” to go on even in the advent of military conflict or declared emergency, San Antonio, Texas based Goatcraft filed a declaration in Russia this week, and received notification 24 hours later that its performance could go on as scheduled.

“Goatcraft is about all that defeats our rationality and sanity,” said Goatcraft composer and keyboardist Lonegoat. “We humans try to make sense of the universe, but it always finds cracks in our explanations and works around our rules. Goatcraft is proud to be playing in a place where sanity has broken down and warfare, misery and raw human
suffering prevails!”

Russian authorities were more matter-of-fact. “It is our duty to ensure that the economy of Crimea remains unhindered and that all emporeutic exchanges flourish during this time of transition,” Customers supervisor Afanasy Volkov stated via press release from his office in Yalta. “We will direct the American performers to the place of performance and then ensure they are sent home quickly.”

Pre-sale tickets for the show can be purchased through Ticketmaster Moscow. Concert-goers are advised that their safety cannot be guranteed, and are warned that bringing weapons to the performance may trigger international combat.


Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:15:14 AM »
You have a good way of looking at things Dylar.

Lately I have spent a bit more time in my backyard (yes, my actual backyard garden) and it really is like a form of spiritual medicine. The 'means to ends' -type aspects to life quickly fall into place.

Interzone / Re: The Void.
« on: March 21, 2014, 02:08:22 AM »
An interesting state to explore.
No up, no down. No right, no left.
No in, no out. No young, no old.
Getting to it is the only challenge.

I've been to some pretty dark places of the mind. Don't know if I ever reached any sort of void but I remember realizing at some point that the line between losing it and just relaxing, going with it, is so minute as to be negligible. On a related note: anxiety gives birth to creation.

Interzone / Re: Woman With Broom.
« on: March 21, 2014, 01:55:13 AM »
Yes, it is something quaint and uniquely beautiful. It's uniqueness to itself is it's beauty. The same can be said for anything that resides serenely in its own place, without care or concern for being something it isn't.

Interzone / Re: The Void.
« on: March 21, 2014, 01:07:13 AM »
It starts with the connection of cells
Nerves networking in unimaginable ways
Our whole atom-based reality
is turning into a single entity and race

Consciousness blending together
as mammals feel what plants feel
and fungus learns why mountains stand still
Surreal's nothing anymore, nothing's surreal

I learned to know how the world works
collected all the living information
Or lifeless, and those we haven't known before
What I've found gives me no consolation

All has become one
A great blend of variety
But as emptiness is filled with nothing
it's still nothing, still emptiness

Vanishing Of Emptiness by Antti Boman

Interzone / Re: Now admit it
« on: March 21, 2014, 01:01:30 AM »
...this is not your fucking dojo!

...it's the crow-jo

...     ;)


Interzone / Re: Crimea 2014
« on: March 19, 2014, 11:28:17 PM »
What is freedom?



The privilege of having your laws decided for you in Brussels?

To say otherwise is to render yourself a demon.

Apples and oranges. The EU being a trainwreck doesn't make Russia a positive influence on the Ukraine. If this situation gives ethnic Ukrainians more autonomy it's a positive thing

The thing is people don't always want autonomy until they find out what it is, and even then it can be a facade, a false promise. If Ukraine honestly wants to forge it's own identity then that's great, I can sympathize with that. But should the path towards that identity involve cutting all historical ties, modernizing for the hell of it?

Whatever the case, you have to admire the way Putin seemingly couldn't give a damn in the face of western hyper-moralistic vitriol.

Interzone / Re: A continual cycle
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:40:54 PM »
I was thinking more so the objects of beauty. I'm not even a believer myself but to destroy a sacred site in the name of any ideology would be unthinkable.

Interzone / Re: Poetry of Decay
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:22:02 PM »
When I'm in the mood for cheesy simplistic synth-pop, I usually look no further than Gary Numan - Living Ornaments 79/80. Live renditions of all the best tracks from his early days, played with more energy and emphasis on synth than the album versions.


Interzone / Re: Meaning? Purpose? Oh yes...
« on: March 19, 2014, 10:00:30 PM »
You need this, but want that. I don’t question what you need, but why do you want that?

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