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Interzone / Re: Pop Music and Stupidity
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:08:17 AM »
...maybe your views will harden more with time.

This is sort of what happened with me. Later on I found that 'hardening up' actually allowed for a greater appreciation of music itself, which in turn led to a more diverse range and of a higher quality.

The hardness helps one to be soft, and the soft to be hard.

I also think it's important to distinguish between music the individual enjoys and music that should be exalted in the metal community.

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Metal / First metal album
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:01:55 AM »
The first ‘real’ album for me was Darkthrone – A Blaze in the Northern Sky. Before that I had some Deicide and middle era Emperor which had only residual elements of what I was after. I remember thinking A Blaze was so raw and pure that it almost seemed like an ancient language (as it turns out Black Metal was chronologically younger than Death Metal). The riffs, the drumming, the production seemed like a big mess and yet it flowed so naturally. The energy was overwhelming.

Its allure was such that I didn’t listen to much else for the next month or so, as nothing even came close. Plus I now needed to work up some pocket money for more albums  :)


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Metal / Re: Broccoli
« on: December 03, 2012, 12:42:08 AM »
I gazed at this for many moments before coming to a conclusion: Structurally, the many twisted ends repeating and resolving in the form of the broccoli flower are more reminiscent of Death Metal. 

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Metal / Re: Death metal riff types
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:46:58 PM »
Most riffs can be defined by their developmental relation to one and other; they provide either contrast or variation, and achieve it via repetition and non-repetition. The musician seems to know intuitively what is required.

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Interzone / Re: Save the world
« on: November 27, 2012, 10:42:15 PM »
This is the only part I don't understand. Why would you need 3-4 channels just for that? Wouldn't one be enough?

You’re probably right. Perhaps even radio would suffice. But at least it’s a step away from 10, 50, 100+ channels of the most perverse entertainment and propaganda ever shat out of human creation. As the primary means of informing most people, it is little wonder their spirit has become so toxic. I thought this could be changed by changing the type of information they’re exposed to. Perhaps they would die of shock instead.

I dont disagree, completely, with your suggestions but why not focus on promoting the cultural values that reflect a people's metaphysical vision? The "government" would not have to do half the stuff you just mentioned if such was the case. We need to keep in mind that when you take something away, the "hole" that is left is filled by something else. Take away TV's and people will turn to something equally as obnoxious and mind numbing. The only way to combat this is to provide people with a sense of identity and purpose to their life, the motivation and belief that life is not to be wasted merely enteraining oneself perpetually. Culture/Religion (the corporeal manifestaion of the metaphysical principles inherent in a given people) provide people with an impetus to change their life and live in accordance with an ideal that transcends theire ego (but does not negate it).

Change to world?.... "Change your life"

I would agree that this is important but it also works backwards in that the inherent capacity for goodness and sensibility in people is largely negated by the media and governmental systems they’re subject to. This in turn propagates via successive levels of generational decay.

The question of abolishing the prison system is probably even more involved than whether or not it’s worth rehabilitating known re-offenders. For some it’s hardly even a question, as the justice system and the conditions which lead to increased crime are inextricably linked with the widespread promotion of unhealthy values via government and media. The prevalence of crime therefore is a symptom of such a system, while the people who promote such ‘values’ are even worse criminals.

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Metal / Re: 'One Man Metal' documentary -- Xasthur comes out the closet
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:55:58 AM »
What bands in a similar style then would you recommend? In the style of Xasthur, Burzum, and the slow songs of Krieg?

Under Ein Blodraud Maane by Manes and the first two albums by I Shalt Become.


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Metal / Re: Recommend me some Black Metal
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:39:28 AM »
So far , Far Away From The Sun has definently been at the bottom of all these recommendations, which is a good thing.  To indulge, i would add Dimmu Borgir's Stormblast as being in your preferred interest.

Owing much to its roots in Swedish death metal, this is very much an album you'll either love or hate. Indeed if it weren't for the Norwegian bands basically defining the genre by renouncing Swedish death metal, this album would be far more accessible.

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Interzone / Re: Save the world
« on: November 25, 2012, 01:47:59 AM »
Why no prisons?

Waste of resources.

Note: I never said abolish the death penalty.

How does one obtain this "proceation license"?

You must submit an application to the department of National health and population sustainability. 

Note: Failure to produce a licence is in direct violation to our environmental imperative, and is considered a criminal offence.



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Metal / Re: Recommend me some Black Metal
« on: November 25, 2012, 01:17:55 AM »
Dissection, Emperor, Frozen Shadows and Setherial are about the closest bands you will find, needless to say Far Away from the Sun is truly one of a kind.

Parasites recommendations are basically the opposite direction in which the genre evolved.

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Interzone / Save the world
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:52:35 AM »
Cessation of government handouts

Abolish the prison system

Citizens to obtain ‘procreation licence’

Government to seize television networks

(this would be replaced with maybe 3-4 channels focussing on weather, gardening and practical skills, art history and urgent news articles)

Repossession of all iPhones, iPads, iDildos etc and snap them in half.

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Interzone / Re: Keeping your mind flexible
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:46:32 AM »
This is something I want to achieve. But I’m wondering what is the purpose of meditation if not to try not to think? To be able to turn off and not-think so easily would eliminate the need for meditation as I understand it, or is it that this state of not-thinking is itself meditation?

One of the problems I’ve heard people encounter while attempting meditation is the intrusion of thoughts or that the mind wanders from that intended stillness, subconsciously becoming active again.

One could view this as the residual effects of an overstimulated existence on the habitual nature of thought patterns. It’s like subliminal shell-shock, which takes time and effort to heal.

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Interzone / Re: Biological explanation for Liberalism.
« on: November 22, 2012, 11:42:21 AM »
If all existence is a war of ideas, then the law of causality dictates that an idea must manifest into the physical realm where it fully resolves itself. Liberalism is one such idea which lays out (biological/ sociological/psychosocial) conditions, such that it may exist (physically) and reach resolution, simultaneously.

Do you mean to say liberalism is a process that will inevitably end? One thing I have noticed is that most liberals I talk with hate the concept of history as an ongoing struggle of elemental forces and especially sayings such "well, you know, nothing lasts forever (including liberalism ;))". Their conception of history seems to be one of man existing apart from nature or of becoming enlightened and overcoming nature rather than finding balance with it.

Yes. It is self negating (evil), but will return, perhaps under a different name, when the stars are right again......

If the universe is ordered, it is probably more likely to assume that human history is order arising out of collapsing order, rather than order arising from anarchy. Recorded history seems to confirm this hypothesis.

I tend to agree; as the eventual results of such a system can only lead to large-scale destruction of environmental resources, which, coupled with ongoing population hyper-expansion won’t be able to sustain itself.

But if a new order is to arise out of the collapsed remnants of another, won’t this eventually collapse too. And if that is the case, what is the point?

I think liberalism is a one off. Before it there was only a gradual progression of a natural order. ‘Conservative’ and ‘liberal’ are modern definitions given more or less equal standing but in reality, one is to continue in that natural order as opposed to a complete derailment.

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Interzone / Re: Biological explanation for Liberalism.
« on: November 21, 2012, 03:28:56 AM »
If all existence is a war of ideas, then the law of causality dictates that an idea must manifest into the physical realm where it fully resolves itself. Liberalism is one such idea which lays out (biological/ sociological/psychosocial) conditions, such that it may exist (physically) and reach resolution, simultaneously.

Do you mean to say liberalism is a process that will inevitably end? One thing I have noticed is that most liberals I talk with hate the concept of history as an ongoing struggle of elemental forces and especially sayings such "well, you know, nothing lasts forever (including liberalism ;))". Their conception of history seems to be one of man existing apart from nature or of becoming enlightened and overcoming nature rather than finding balance with it.

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Interzone / Re: Place for living
« on: November 15, 2012, 02:49:28 AM »
Ideal situation:

Pleasant temperature.

Be able to grow everything my wife and I eat.

Live far away from the decaying modern world.

Water strorage tanks and filters.

Solar panels.

Reduce need to buy things.

Buy lentils, grains etc in bulk.

Trip into town maybe once every six months.

Learn any good poems by heart.

Ideal situation.

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