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Interzone / Re: The secret
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:11:14 AM »
Where did you find this lost_wanderer?

Interzone / Re: David Lynch
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:09:40 AM »
Blue Velvet is great. Eraserhead is more atmospheric but not as captivating on the whole. Elephant Man is about the only thing Lynch ever made that even closely resembles conventional cinema narrative. I haven't yet seen his later works.

Interzone / Re: The secret
« on: September 11, 2013, 01:06:06 AM »
Does this mean to say that what can truly be known can't be spoken of? As soon as it is, it stops being what it is. As much as we can know, it isn't half as much as the one great reality faced in death.

Interzone / Re: United States: World Babysitter
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:06:29 AM »
The best form of totalitarianism is the one that'll do everything to convince you that it isn't the totalitarian system.

If only such a governmental system could be honest about what it is (of course, instantaneously ceasing to be what it is while tearing irreversible perforations in the very fabric of the space-time continuum).

Metal / Re: ForeBears (Varg Vikernes/Marie Cachet) film trailer
« on: September 08, 2013, 12:01:04 AM »
I like the part where he drives through town, low-profile, in an army truck and later when he mutters something to himself after seeing that unburned church.  ;)

Metal / Re: Nicolas Cage Digs Black Metal Acts Darkthrone and Satyricon
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:56:32 PM »
Hopefully anyone that gets into new Darkthrone might backtrack a bit into their earlier stuff. There's always a chance.

Metal / Musical ornamentation in death-metal
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:50:37 PM »

While looking at this article on the perhaps non-essential bells and whistles that help make music somewhat more musical, I began to wonder how much of this can be found in death-metal. Indeed, the genre may even have developed its very own idiosyncratic musical ornaments without realizing it or at least feeling the need to put a name to it. Perhaps even the overt lack of or disregard for ornamentation is in itself a form of it (thinking particularly of the stylistic shift between the first and second Darkthrone albums).

Metal / Re: LLN (Les légions noires)
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:39:56 PM »
They definitely had some magic but sadly didn't put in the extra effort to make it really worthwhile. Plus the production almost renders it unlistenable (same problem with Yamatu and the first Ohtar demo. I still listen to Mutiilation - Remains... once in a blue moon. The Vlad Tepes/Belketre split was ok too from memory.

Metal / Re: Old Morning's Dawn - first thoughts
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:32:30 PM »
The album charted 24 in Finnish charts.

Wow! perhaps one of the few western countries left that doesn't completely have their head up their ass.

Metal / Re: Best Of: In Retrospect
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:23:28 PM »
Blaspherian - Infernal Warriors of Death
Disma- Towards the Megalith
Divine Eve - Vengeful and Obstinate
Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax
Beherit – Celebrate the Dead
Beherit - At the Devil's Studio 1990
Beherit - Engram
Lord Wind – Ales Stenar
Dead Can Dance – Anastasis
Goatcraft -All for Naught
Demoncy – Enthroned is the Night
Profanatica - Profanititas de Domonatia
Skepticism - Alloy
Midnight Odyssey - Firmament
Summoning - Oathbound
Summoning - Old Mornings Dawn

Metal / Re: Gorguts
« on: September 07, 2013, 11:06:40 PM »
The progression from The Erosion of Sanity to Obscura is a good example of why it is important to master a style before attempting to evolve it.  Gorguts mastered the technique and composition of traditional death metal and then expanded upon that, rather than trying to be "unique" and "innovative" from the outset.  Their concern at this stage was about musical composition rather than image.

A good point. Once Obscura is deciphered you can see it is pretty much Erosion of Sanity 2 with a new technique, aesthetic and message. It is the same unmistakable melodic voice as the earlier album with similar songwriting techniques evolved further into new dimensions. No gimmickry.

Agree. Though I've long thought there was something lost in the gap between those two albums. If only they recorded something in between.

Interzone / Flatline
« on: September 03, 2013, 08:15:33 AM »
For a moment there, [our protagonist] thought he was onto something. He could see things clearly and had a healthy concept of where he fits into it all. Creative ideas came with a rush and a roar, but then expanded beyond the point of him having any ability to act on them. He recalled observing similar effects in emotions, which, when left unchecked, grow and diverge to a point where they drown out the spirit and it effectively dies.

I honestly feel better when happy and sad don’t come into the equation. But even this state of non-emotion seems short lived. Is transcendence even possible or are we just riding the storm winds of continuous flux that is life in the modern world?

Interzone / Re: Tattoos
« on: August 31, 2013, 02:57:13 AM »
I know a lot of death-metal musicians are into tattoos and I don't hold it against them. Of course it's not really the image of a person that matters in that case but their music and ideas. Otherwise, I personally wouldn't even consider it. I think it's important to respect the body and to keep the skin as clear as possible.

Face, neck, knuckle, and any other extremity tattoo usually looks uber trashy.

This is pretty much the unwritten hallmark of anti-social/borderline personality disorder.

*I am a dangerous wasp as evidenced in my stripes, beware of me*

Interzone / Re: The mechanics of distraction
« on: August 31, 2013, 02:42:32 AM »
Living religious belief is probably the one thing that has kept people collectively free from distraction as well having prevented the growth of the ego throughout human civilization. Notice that at the current time, ego/distraction is generally more of a problem in the western world and in the more developed countries influenced by the west. Is this as a result of the large-scale disintegration of religious belief in those populations? Of course their are many other (often inseparable) variables that come into play but I think this is a big one.

I spent a long time wondering how can the world be changed and eventually concluded that it is a task beyond the individual (and yet, somehow I still think it isn't). As a civilization is composed of individuals and each individual, including their mind-state and behaviour is influenced by and influences those around them it really does start to make sense to "become the change you wish to see in the world". I can attest to this in that the most positive influence on myself has been that which I've seen in others.

To add another angle to the discussion, do you believe in such a thing as fate or destiny? Are certain individuals not ever going to be ready to overcome the distraction and the ego?

Interzone / Re: A better insanity than neurosis
« on: August 29, 2013, 02:04:29 PM »
Just because I didn't say anything about the dead guy doesn't mean I don't care about him. Timothy Treadwell was a bit of a fruit, but he seemed like an honest, genuine human being, and cared deeply about the bears that he lived with.

That's the part of the story that got me in. It's that he's not any smarty-pants, just an average everyday fool that against the most unlikely of circumstances, managed to find a way out of the cesspit the rest of the world is drowning in. No amount of intelligence makes up for the mental strength required to do that.

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