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Interzone / Can the world be changed?
« on: December 14, 2012, 03:14:24 AM »
If you believe in a cyclical view of history whereby collapse is the result of a naturally occurring process then you will say it cannot be done (or perhaps that it is not the issue). You realize regeneration can only occur after degeneration and collapse.

Though I understand this viewpoint and find it perfectly credible, I worry about how long this collapse will last and what sort of damage might occur in the process, especially with regards to the environment and large scale disintegration of various interconnected eco-systems. Not to mention human civilization.

I don’t want to come across as too apocalyptic, but even a worst-case scenario could fit into the concept of ‘slow collapse’. Even a completely dead planet could eventually regenerate long after human existence.

Meanwhile it is currently not a physical impossibility to turn things around (assuming they were thrown off course). The only thing preventing this is the current system which is mirrored by the opinions of those who hold power. Irreversible damage also prevents this.

Interzone / Re: Police: Apple Product 'Life Threatening'
« on: December 14, 2012, 02:40:55 AM »
Nature wins over iFags.

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Metal / Conscious vs subconscious music appreciation
« on: December 14, 2012, 01:25:28 AM »
Sometimes an album takes me on a journey and I am happily lost within it. Other times I’m more aware of what is going on structurally in order to evoke that sense of journey. I imagine these two states could also be perceived simultaneously or that the listener might drift between the two.

Interzone / Re: Worthy of your time
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:29:11 PM »
That's exactly how I feel lost wanderer. Basically a totally normal guy ends up getting the thousand yard stare just from living in modern times.

Interzone / Re: Favorite killer/serial killer
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »
People are fascinated with serial killers because they are active participants in the big game of life, death, good, evil, insanity etc etc. In other words, the big unknowns. They make for good books and movie sales. And they make the average joe seem comparatively less screwed up.

Alternatively, and without malice, one could view them as cancer cells within the societal organism.


Interzone / Re: Investor: billions to die over short time frame
« on: December 09, 2012, 08:47:31 PM »

...any yo boys seen dat mofukin P round here??

Metal / DLA/Deathmetal.org publication
« on: December 05, 2012, 09:43:02 PM »
I’m not sure if this has come up before but it would be great if DLA/ Deathmetal.org ever publishes a book. All that really needs to be included are a few chapters on composition, genre-developments and the underlying philosophy as outlined on the site. The rest could be made up of reviews and therefore function partly as a reference book. It would certainly make for interesting reading (even to non-metal audiences) and be the first of its kind among other books about metal. Milking the fanatical love/hate reputation of ANUS could make it a best-seller.

Interzone / Re: Greek Literature
« on: December 03, 2012, 02:14:30 AM »
I've got a copy of The Iliad and The Odyssey of Homer on my bookshelf. And will hopefully get around to reading them one day. It's just that I can't read very fast and already have about 20 other books on my 'to read before I die' list.

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.

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  :)

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. 

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.

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.

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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