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Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« on: June 04, 2014, 01:18:49 AM »
The structural variations certainly make this album more dynamic and enduring than the previous one. There is better use of themes and the interconnection of themes as well as having further developed the idiosyncratic synth/instrument voicings that were put to great use on earlier works. Some of the vocals probably could have been done better but I think it evens out pretty well on the whole. The reworked version of 'Tomhet' was definitely a highlight for me though I couldn't fault the original (also, not that it has much to do with anything but I doubt if it was originally made on a Casio).

As for philosophy/ideology, well I think it goes without saying that music generates its own abstract form of this and that any exterior beliefs injected into it only create confusion and incoherency. It's annoying but at the same time I'm not gonna boycott good music because the artists beliefs don't gel with my own. But I probably also just don't give a damn anymore (not saying that's what you were saying though).

Metal / Re: Danziggy
« on: May 31, 2014, 12:21:55 AM »
I'm listening to Black Aria right now actually after the recent DMU piqued my interest a bit and conveniently Undermine provided the upload, so many thanks, I'm liking it.

Metal / Re: Variations of Black Metal
« on: May 25, 2014, 10:31:20 PM »
Good question! years ago I might have said 'ideology', but now I'm thinking 'perception of a subtle essence' or something to that effect. Interestingly, Protector of Summoning is a massive Ildjarn fan.

Metal / Re: GMA/Gamma/gM4
« on: May 25, 2014, 09:25:52 PM »

Metal / Re: Dead: H.R. Giger
« on: May 19, 2014, 04:41:21 AM »

Have you not heard? it's only gay to receiveth, while he that giveth is just an all out good sportsman  ;)

Metal / Re: News
« on: May 17, 2014, 03:17:32 AM »
zzzZank-you, crow!

Metal / Fenriz on drums
« on: May 17, 2014, 03:14:13 AM »
Interesting and delightfully comical commentary on the role of drumming in metal.


Interzone / Staying up late
« on: May 09, 2014, 12:40:23 AM »
It used to be that the world seemed to slow down at night, just enough, for me to collect my thoughts. But now itís all quite different and hopefully for the better; getting up with the first ray of sun and the song of the birds is a bliss that was always there but all too often left unnoticed.

(or maybe Iím just getting older?). 

Anyway, I imagine youíve all been there, visiting the deepest darkest depths of the night, finding yourself, or perhaps just finding yourself at a computer screen yet again. What time is it now even as you contemplate this question?

Interzone / Re: Your wish is my command...
« on: May 08, 2014, 01:46:07 AM »
Is death not just a part of life's spectrum? Is life not just one big litmus test?

The world of immaterial forms i.e. the world of the spirit, runs through this life/death spectrum like the stitching together of fabrics to create beautiful garments. These things are inseparably connected; Life, death, spirit and beauty.

In this sense, the words of crow are more at one with the true spirit of death metal than most of these wimpy CD collectors could ever be.

Interzone / Re: The final goal before collapse is total control
« on: May 08, 2014, 01:31:07 AM »
What a time to be alive, hey?

Metal / Re: Kraftwerk in Concert
« on: May 08, 2014, 01:24:53 AM »
I will definitely be one to second this recommendation and enthusiasm.

I love the way they've been able to develop their art beyond the finite realms of expectation without resorting to too much sonic trickery or in letting the musical process become overly abstracted. For example, their 'songs' are still their songs, pleasantly familiar, and yet the subtle array of variations that run beneath it all are innumerable. At other times the audio-visual crossover is so compelling and immersive that one could completely forget themselves, as if some code that unlocks the psyche where accessed before flooding it with ecstatic transfers of data.

Metal / Re: Municipal Wastes first album
« on: May 08, 2014, 01:02:26 AM »
I'm not too well versed with thrash or punk and I only really listened to this just recently because of this thread, but yeah it sounds alright, easily up there with DRI as far as I can tell. (So thanks).

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:56:07 AM »
Fenrir, I honestly don't know how you can listen to metal and classical back to back. I mean, it's great that you can and I can certainly appreciate the deeper link between various, seemingly contrasting forms of music, but my own experiences as a listener would find the abrupt jump from one 'sound texture' to the next a bit jarring.

Metal / Re: Most Important(Influential) Metal Bands
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:46:41 AM »
It's been said before, many a time and in many different ways, that there are foundational bands i.e. those acting as the subconscious crystallization of time (Slayer, Celtic Frost) and those that skirt the fringes, so much so that none can ever compare (Burzum). Preference for one or the other probably depends on where the individual fits into the picture themselves.

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