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Metal / Re: Profanatica - Progenitors of the Omni-Riff
« on: June 28, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
Actually their latest is finally growing on me  ???

However it is interesting you mention about it being music that is to be felt, as this is something I would easily apply to earlier material whereas the more recent offerings have this kind of avant-garde 'indirectness' to them (and that probably applies equally to Beherit and Demoncy though I think they pulled it off better).

Metal / Re: Eucharist
« on: June 28, 2014, 06:30:27 PM »
The word refined can refer to "developed or improved so as to be precise or subtle", but the definition I was going for was "elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste". Going by the latter definition, I would say Eucharist's aesthetic is much more refined than AtG by virtue of their ornate melodies and overall atmosphere of stateliness.

What do you mean by "atmosphere of stateliness?

This makes sense to me. The overall style/aesthetic of the Eucharist album is certainly more orderly, stately, rigid, contained or whatever other word you want to use. At the Gates has a more frantic and and desperate vibe to it aesthetically but this is executed with a higher degree of technical/musical proficiency (as fenrir rightly pointed out). It is easily the more accomplished and matured album of the two and brings to mind works such as Obscura or Hvis lyset tar oss in that both spirit and technical prowess should coalesce to transcend the stylistic limitations of the genres they originate in.

Metal / Re: Profanatica - Progenitors of the Omni-Riff
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:20:50 AM »
There's probably a writer and thinker out there better than myself who can state this more concisely than I can. Admittedly I came across this observation months back and didn't bother writing down my thoughts so this is coming out very approximated and incomplete but whatever. Have it.

You've summed it up quite well. I had the same thoughts about it and even the lyrics seem follow that basic pattern (randomly geneterated out of basic genetic starting material). It's admirable though I guess I probably just don't go for that sound. Give me short, ripping stuff like Dethrone... or their Collection CD any day. And on that note I actually enjoyed the Grand Masters Sessions better than this .

Metal / Re: Burzum - The Ways of Yore
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:39:11 AM »
Really, an entire album could have been created out of the myriad compositional directions in which the original Tomhet piece alluded to. I would even be happy to commission such an idea and pay Brian Eno to work as producer on it. But, alas, it still turned out ok (with a few wobbly parts). Unfortunately I don't think any of Burzum's ambient non-metal works have nailed it 100% but you get the general idea. Those first three albums will always be godly!

Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:50:20 AM »
Handel, Wagner, Spear of Longinus all dead. Not that Parsifal is worth anyone's time,  ;D

I feel that we are like two hemispheres (fundamentally at odds).

Metal / Re: A deep resonance
« on: June 07, 2014, 12:46:08 AM »
I only discovered this recently but it's top notch deep ambient easily up there with Biosphere for anyone that is interested. I was actually trying to link the liner notes as they are very much worth a read as regards the 'philosophy' of this music. Unfortunately image-links won't upload here in a resolution large enough for reading.

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.


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