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Interzone / Re: Remember the Fallen
« on: August 18, 2013, 02:43:13 AM »
I think itís difficult to apply some blanket generalization to Islam as it is full of splinter groups much in the way that Christianity is (though probably to a lesser extent).  Itís also not a dead religion as Christianity largely is in the hearts and minds of the general population. Not sure about The Muslim World as such but I did live in Malaysia for a time and found the religion to have a fairly positive effect on the people (positive in terms of adherence to tradition, mental discipline, and a greater degree of interconnectedness within families etc). They also seemed very tolerant of large non-malay/non-muslim populations that had migrated there over time. Of course this isnít where the religion originates and it would have to exhibit some degree of assimilation into the traditional pre-Islamic beliefs and collective psyche of that population as a whole. Muslims defecting to the west are another kettle of fish altogether.

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Interzone / Re: Hello, I am new to the forum, but old to this site.
« on: August 16, 2013, 11:39:33 PM »
It's a 'th' sound? I thought more like a 'dh' sound. Couldn't find a less sexy language than Icelandic but I love it anyway.

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Something that bans anything toxic and unhelpful to the common people (in terms of behaviour, morality etc). Then have minimal interference with them. This position assumes that people will do the right thing when they realise they will be killed if they don't.

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Interzone / Re: Morphine: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
« on: August 16, 2013, 11:27:32 PM »
CNS depressants are the ultimate escapism in drug form. Dissociatives are probably the better option for mindsphere exploration type experience, though most want something to avoid that. A few years ago I actually came upon a gigantic supply of opiates and wisely flushed them down the toilet before anything came of it.

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Interzone / Re: Hello, I am new to the forum, but old to this site.
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:27:48 AM »
So no one's performed the initiation sodomy yet?

Have some manners and buy him a drink first !

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Diagnosis: wrapped too tight.

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Interzone / Re: Disorder inspires imaginative ideas
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:10:25 AM »


Would love to be a fly on the wall in their studio!

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Metal / Re: Acoustic Preludes in Metal Music
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:04:34 AM »
Darkthrone - In the Shadow of the Horns (the finale of course)

Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism.

Much great use of acoustic effects across the album.


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Interzone / Re: Disorder inspires imaginative ideas
« on: August 16, 2013, 04:58:05 AM »
I would agree that order is the ideal. Though occasionally lapsing into disorder often inspires a greater degree of order in the long run, if the former doesn't get the better of you. As for nature, even disorder is part of its all encompassing order (like moments of dissonance in metal song construction).

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Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 16, 2013, 04:46:38 AM »
Can't we all just hate things every once in a while?

We can, but hatred is difficult to keep in check. Anger is loss of control and ultimately fear is the primary underlying emotion at work. Better still is to identify the reason why we hate. The dysfunction of this current world runs so deep there would be no end to the amount of hatred one could feel if they were to give in to it.  It's also not physically good for the body. I try to bypass this emotion at all costs. Avoid contact with anything that triggers my non-constructive self. Easy trap to fall into though.

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Interzone / Re: Disorder inspires imaginative ideas
« on: August 13, 2013, 01:38:48 AM »
I do not like to draw or write music when there is something that needs done (say I have unwashed dishes or clothes). Even if the mess is not in sight, the  thought that I am procrastinating disturbs my ability to open up my valves and let ideas flow freely.

Interesting. I guess it might have to do with increasing your ability to focus on the task at hand by eliminating potential distractions. I can relate to this, but at other times find I am way too focused on minor details to get anything done.

I wonder what other factors might come into the equation. Perhaps nutrition, recent exposure to various stimuli (i.e. post-trekking or post day-job?), libido, the season, phases of the moon, who the hell knows?

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Metal / Expendable and disposable art
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:30:53 AM »
If you take art to be a communication of ideas in the abstract, does it not then become a question of the information that is intended to be communicated (and to a lesser extent, the form it takes)? From this perspective you might consider whether the information is era-specific (i.e. socio-political) in which case it doesn't matter that that artwork or the genre/movement which produced it eventually died out so long as it communicated something relevant at the time or on the other hand whether a given artwork transcends time by the sheer intensity and monumental nature of its arrival.

I wonder about this as the top ten metal albums of any given year after '98 (and this might even be stretching it for some) seldom hold interest in the long term let alone all the flotsam upon which it floats.

Are these releases then to be seen as a kind of era-specific fill-in while we wait for something that transcends it to arrive?

I wonder, would the metal community at this point even recognize it if it did?

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Metal / Re: Old School Thrash/Death/Black
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:12:51 AM »
Pentagram (Chile) - Demos I & II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlglGztN6lU

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Interzone / Re: Pop culture's greatest (s)hits
« on: August 12, 2013, 01:02:58 AM »
There was some pop-song recently which quotes (mis-quotes) Nietzsche:

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger".

It may be a strong contender.  ;D

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