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Interzone / Re: Your contemporary heroes
« on: December 25, 2012, 03:46:16 PM »
This criterion might also include the inability to alienate well intentioned thoughts. Or it could be any living non-parasitic person. Perhaps even a beautiful wife?

Interzone / Re: Musical Hallucinations
« on: December 25, 2012, 03:33:46 PM »
Personally, I never had any of this stuff.

My mind is solid as fuck.

‘But each to their own’.

Interzone / Re: Drug use in ancient civilizations
« on: December 25, 2012, 03:29:46 PM »
You will find most established religions and philosophical teachings will encourage abstinence, even after finding exception. Anyway, what is your research paper going to prove if you're too lazy to do the research? Perhaps the topic hardly even interests you in the end and you should consider re-working the question.

Perhaps do a paper describing the difference between the ancient and modern usage of drugs. Were ancient cultures predominantly escapist in their pursuits? Where drugs used as a one-off means to an end, or an end in themselves?

Metal / Re: Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis dies
« on: December 25, 2012, 03:00:00 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.

« on: December 24, 2012, 07:24:53 AM »
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.

Metal / Re: Death metal is religious music in an atheist age
« on: December 24, 2012, 07:05:14 AM »
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.

Metal / Re: Guitarist Mike Scaccia of Rigor Mortis dies
« on: December 24, 2012, 06:51:03 AM »
He had an heart attack performing during a Rigor Mortis show.

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

Interzone / Re: Mind control is real
« on: December 23, 2012, 06:40:47 PM »
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.

Metal / Solos
« on: December 23, 2012, 06:22:54 PM »
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.

Metal / Re: Belial
« on: December 22, 2012, 06:20:56 PM »
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.

Metal / Re: Why is everyone excited about Averse Sefira?
« on: December 21, 2012, 08:10:33 PM »
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.

Metal / Re: Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 21, 2012, 08:03:32 PM »
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.

Interzone / Re: Mind control is real
« on: December 21, 2012, 07:21:02 PM »
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.


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?

Interzone / Re: ForeBears, a film starring Varg Vikernes
« on: December 21, 2012, 06:55:54 PM »
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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