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Interzone / Re: Different kinds of music and sound experimentation
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:45:27 AM »
So what I'm saying is this kind of music, and other experimental kinds too like noise, are to be taken as a different experience altogether.

Agree. But their is also much overlap between genre/styles. Occasionally black-metal hits on some of the grandeur one might find in certain classical pieces. Ambient music too. While certain modern classical on the other hand experiments excessively with noise and the mathematics of sound to the point where it inspires nothing more than interest in peculiar sounds (this is only the most basic level of music appreciation but it need not be frowned upon or on the other hand limited to such a simple level).



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Interzone / Re: Judging music
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:26:29 AM »
Nothing beats having a reviewer with a proven set of standards. Pretentious reviewers out there can be weeded out with these tools along with poor music they may waste our time with. Likewise, good reviewers would gain credibility along with the artists they support.

I like that idea. I trust certain reviewers and recommendations of like-minded listeners. With the new Gorguts I heard one or two songs and couldn't be bothered. The damning review it received here further cemented the opinion that it wasn't worth my time and probable eventual dissatisfaction.

The only thing I can see getting in the way is genre/style diversification. The criteria that would apply to top tier death-metal probably can't easily be applied to black-metal, even though some black-metal albums might be better.

Also the level of subjectivity inherent in the listening experience. Take for example that some ultra-technical death-metal came along which blew all other previous attempts out of the water, I might acknowledge that it's largely considered to be a classic but if I'm into raw, fast or atmospheric stuff it probably won't match up with my own belief of what is best.

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Metal / Re: Morbid Angel > Incantation
« on: September 24, 2013, 12:08:44 AM »
Somehow MA always seem like early innovators whereas Incantation is the fully formed result of that innovation. I doubt if this is 100% accurate but I prefer them purely for this fully formed guttural style they play. A lot of the MA riffs sounds kind of speed of thrash inspired whereas Incantation is just plain old death metal. To be honest I'd probably even take Autopsy, Gorguts, or Demilich over early Morbid Angel. They're all on par, it's just the sound/style I connect with.

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Metal / Re: What is the meaning of Brutal Death Metal sonority?
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:54:03 AM »
Sometimes the sound texture in itself is what subconsciously draws people in, aside altogether from the actual music. Though these elements need not necessarily be viewed as separate and distinct.

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Interzone / Re: Feminine era
« on: September 22, 2013, 12:08:54 AM »
I often think our civilization is more in a state of general unbalance than overt femininity. Men for example can be even more brutal and uncivilized than ever. There is no expectation or even any functional role of the concept of a 'gentleman'. This problem has compounded generationally. Others delve headfirst into hypersexual promiscuity.

Likewise women have lost all that is sacred about their own sexuality. Relishing in a flamboyant mass-media induced identity of sexual (whore-like) freedom or inversely adopting feminism. They hate what men have become as much as men hate what they have become.

Society on the whole has no direction, nothing sacred. People aren't bound to a common goal because there is no common origin (other than the absolute right of the individual to pursue self-interest). The opposite of how a small village works.

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Metal / Spinning in Reverse
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:01:31 AM »

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Metal / Re: D.I.E. metal and serial killer related clothing
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:26:51 AM »
Chris Barnes used to wear an Albert Fish shirt.

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Metal / Re: Sludge Metal
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:21:27 AM »
From this description, it seems like sloppy half-asses doom metal.
Is any of it worth looking into? And if so what would be to top 3 or so albums in this genre?

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Interzone / Beyond a Man's Cave
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:17:47 AM »
Ildjarn had the Hardanger highlands, Nietzsche had the forests and foothills of Sils Maria.
It seems a common enough theme that a man must have something to write home about.

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Interzone / Re: Man cave
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:07:18 AM »
I guess I have a small studio with a few synths and sequencers.
Feels more like being in a mind-machine than a mancave.

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Interzone / Re: Cyborg
« on: September 19, 2013, 03:01:42 AM »

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Interzone / Re: Iconographic difficulty of nihilism
« on: September 19, 2013, 02:55:24 AM »
I can't help but be jealous of groups like anarchists, Christians and neo-Nazis. They have interesting if not outright beautiful iconography.

What does nihilism have? We're generally anti-symbol and anti-decoration as it is, so... a black box? An empty page? A starfield of infinite duration? A corpse? A sodomized corpse?

I want cool iconography too. I just don't trust anyone else's.

Nihilism could encompass any form of symbolism and yet not be bound to it. It cannot even be bound to it's own definition. That's why it eludes most people. A genre that can be found in all genres (but for the most part is not).

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Interzone / Re: Man cave
« on: September 17, 2013, 02:09:24 AM »
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Personally though I've found the best man cave is in a loving women.

Nah. Well assuming that isn't a vag joke, which if it is, i don't know why you would add loving.

Almost all males have a strong psychological need for freedom (that only comes from being alone), which has to be balanced against basic social needs. It usually manifests itself in cycles. A clingy female exacerbates the problem, and just makes the male more emotionally distant.

"Man cave" is just a meme spawned by this basic behavioral pattern. The underlying drive has nothing to do with the locale itself, the activities performed there, or feminism. Feminism is the resentful, "me too", victim sentiment expressed by the "Woman Cave" article, and the commenters below it.

You might be right. But what I mean to say is I've never been one to need my space, aside from away from the rest of  society in it's current state. It's for this same reason that I wouldn't eat rotting fruit either.

In the home environment I couldn't think of anything worse than sitting in the shed drinking beer or playing darts or whatever the mainstream interpretation/implication of a man in his mancave does.

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Interzone / Re: Baby boomer dictionary
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:54:10 AM »

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Interzone / Re: Blasphemy
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:45:15 AM »
''We knew what we did was unacceptable
But our hearts were by evil love chained''

I think that's my all time favourite black metal lyric.

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