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Metal / Re: Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis dies
« on: December 25, 2012, 11:00:00 PM »
At least he died on stage, doing what he was passionate about.

Sad news. Will play some Rigor Mortis today to honor him.

Absolutely! This is pretty close to what I would call a good death.

The person leaves a treasure in the world, rather than just take from it.

If only guys like Ozzy would have died at peak.

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Interzone / Re: MEDIAFIRE DISASTER
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:24:53 PM »
This will continue to be a problem with whatever host you use. Personally I think torrenting is the safer option, but even that won't last. Maybe we'll come back to the grand tradition of tape trading one of these days. The benefits outweigh its charm more than people might realize.

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Metal / Re: Death metal is religious music in an atheist age
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:05:14 PM »
Death metal is non-moral realism, unlike black metal which is like a post-moral romanticism.

I'm sure that riddle contains an oxymoron or two.

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Metal / Re: Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis dies
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:51:03 PM »
He had an heart attack performing during a Rigor Mortis show.

Wow! Talk about dying by the sword (kind of).

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Interzone / Re: Mind control is real
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:40:47 AM »
Government can still seize an opportunity without having instigated the cause of it. But if that is or isn't the case I wouldn't be surprised. Same goes for the validity of the average man's emotional reactions. They're like a sanded down tree with bark painted over the top of it. The point is to recognise modernity is a time of collapse and its symptomatology is everywhere.

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Metal / Solos
« on: December 24, 2012, 02:22:54 AM »
Have these become obsolete? In the early days it was somewhat of a mandatory compositional element of metal song construction. I might be blind, but it seems to have passed out of favour with recent bands. One the other hand I can understand why. I always felt it can get messy and detract from the overall compositional flow, at its worst serving as little more than an obligatory relic with no functional purpose.

With the resurgence of traditional elements I think bands would do well to reconsider a re-application of old techniques. But it must be applied rather in a way that is less separable from the predominantly riff-based approach. A complete melding of techniques. I think Darkthrone’s A Blaze in the Northern Sky would be a great example of how chords, leads and solos can move interchangeably throughout a piece to great effect. Unfortunately the pure riff-based minimalism they achieved on Transylvanian Hunger became the starting point for most bands that followed.

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Metal / Re: Belial
« on: December 23, 2012, 02:20:56 AM »
I revisited Wisdom of Darkness recently and it's a very impressive effort. Though easily overlooked due to wimping out on their full length, this band could easily have represented the missing link between Beherit and Impaled Nazarene.

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Metal / Re: Why is everyone excited about Averse Sefira?
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:10:33 AM »
I've only heard the odd track here or there, but will be giving them my full attention this week. Needless to say Immolation, Voivod and (what is generally thought of as) black metal couldn't be anymore aesthetically incongruent.

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Metal / Re: Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 22, 2012, 04:03:32 AM »
Their first album is great but I haven't heard it for a long time. Also the old band Ausweis is worth a mention. Simple structure is all that listening requires sometimes.

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Interzone / Re: Mind control is real
« on: December 22, 2012, 03:21:02 AM »
Why would he care about a bunch of kids? People care in tight communitites with actual values.
Do we care about the people we are crammed into subway cars with? We push past them.

Agree. But he's also a born and bred autist, so I doubt if he would ever have come to exist in a healthy society.

In terms of symbolism, this is up there w/ 9/11, maybe even exceeds it.  That's what has people rattled - the symbolism.

I'm probably the only one here who thinks that, like 9/11 and the McJoker movie theater shooting, this is a false flag operation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMINqFGNr-w

I usually cringe at conspiracy theories, but can certainly see where media/government is heading with this one.

By the way, does anyone know of a medication that could help a man cry for an occasion should he need to?


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Interzone / Re: ForeBears, a film starring Varg Vikernes
« on: December 22, 2012, 02:55:54 AM »
I wondered for a moment, there, if you were talking about Goldilocks and the ThreeBears.

Thanks again for bringing innocent laughter to my day!

But I can't say I won't be very curious to watch this. Varg was pretty much the reason Until the Light Takes Us was so captivating. At this point he could do a lot better pursuing documentaries/writing than to continue with his current musical direction.

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Interzone / Re: My leave.
« on: December 22, 2012, 02:44:33 AM »
I can not stay away to be honest. I have tried but I feel this is the best forum and site ever, if I was to be expressive!

I agree with you there. I've never seen the point of the big, final farewell thing. Interacting here is about what you put into it. Still people might come and go for a time and we can only wish them well.

I first saw the site in early two thousand and had a couple of periods of two or three years with no computer access since then. The site was always very interesting and I think it has gotten better over time. In the earlier days, I used to meet up with another member and he gave me lots of cdrs of classic stuff I would not otherwise have had access to. It was invaluable.

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Interzone / Re: Procrasturbation
« on: December 20, 2012, 07:39:17 AM »
In light of that, this got me thinking: is chronic procrastination merely a product of modernity? I have a hard time believing that warrior societies had any time to bother with procrastinators, who out of necessity had to fight to survive on a regular basis. It seems that procrastination is partly a product of peace and plenty and other parts psychological dilemmas induced through modernity. So then, is chronic masturbation, like other addictions, a genetic weakness one is predisposed and condemned to dealing with? What is the nature of addictions? What way is there to explain believing in one thing and then avoiding it by doing something completely opposite to it?

Addiction is essentially a malfunctioning of your survival mechanism. It overpowers your logical brain which tells you goals X,Y and Z need to be achieved to fulfil your life-mission. So the maladaptive pattern of behaviour must be broken before you can do what needs to be done. Indeed goal X should be to overcome addiction/procrastination. Your will-power to do that could be intrinsically linked to your final destination.

Perhaps set aside a few days to do nothing you usually would. For dramatic effect, you might place a revolver down on the table after breakfast to remind yourself what matters.

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Metal / Re: Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:30:39 AM »
The purely musical level of listening includes and magnifies the sensuous and expressive aspects as well. But I suppose that is fairly obvious.

Very true. When it comes down to it, there aren't many albums I can really appreciate based purely on sensuous listening. It's like favouring 'production' over the written material (and the essential ideas contained therein). Even a predominantly emotional response can snare you. But to hone your perceptive ear expands everthing else tenfold and the rest falls into its rightful place.

One exercise that helped me was to mark out riffs as letters or numbers while listening to a piece. It helps reveal things structurally. With the more complex compositions it can take a while to really master that type of listening.

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Metal / Re: Why is everyone excited about Averse Sefira?
« on: December 20, 2012, 04:06:17 AM »
I've always been meaning to give them a listen one of these days. Where is the best place to start?

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