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Metal / Re: Death metal riff types
« on: October 30, 2012, 10:55:52 AM »

For what it's worth, I have a penchant for mean-spirited Hellhammer styled riffs.

Personally I find it hard to classify 'riffs' in theoretical terms as they already contain melody, harmony, rhythm as well as dynamics/technique. More often I think of them as shapes within a structure. Some build up, some are expository. And black metal is even harder to define. The Beherit song, Sadomatic Rites is basically 4-5 sets of riffs played one after the other with each part building into the next without repeating. Burzum's Jesu død sounds like one massive riff, though it is helped by and consists of many.

Metal / Re: music is not beautiful
« on: October 30, 2012, 09:18:29 AM »
Today, we're lucky if people can get passed idolizing the composer, let alone distinguishing music from what it describes.

Interzone / Re: Romanticism/Nihilism Compare and Contrast
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:35:34 AM »
Nihilism is non-moral realism. You spend some time stripping off all that decrepid, old wallpaper and decide to paint the place white. The ensuring boredom develops into a fertile imagination; romanticism.

Interzone / Re: Being and staying healthy in modern times
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:31:21 AM »
I recently switched from strength  training (high weight low reps) to more of a bodybuilding routine (low weight high reps) and it's a nice change of pace.

I read somewhere that regularly changing the amount of weight/reps actually 'shocks' the muscle (memory) and therefore helps it develop. Also, a mixture of mass and lean muscle is closer to nature. Excessive mass actually hinders projection of strength.

Metal / Re: music is not beautiful
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:25:48 AM »
Yes, this is true. And it could apply to many other facets of life.

I often wonder if people are naturally hardwired to miss the point.

What did Holst have to say about it btw?

Interzone / Re: Stripper music
« on: October 27, 2012, 02:05:51 AM »
I think we can all agree that hip-hop/rap is in decline even worse than metal is.

This reminded me of a recent Burzum interview where one of his Russian fans asks if he is into Nazi, Pagan, NS rap being released on Fourth Reich records from Siberia.

Possibly the most hilariously depressing realization in the history of metal's decline phase.

Interzone / Re: Stupidity
« on: October 27, 2012, 01:46:59 AM »
The two causes in the article are connected, only the second results in irreversible damage.

Interzone / Re: Slow collapse is fine
« on: October 27, 2012, 01:35:30 AM »
Sometimes I think time moves in waves and we must swim against it gently or it will drown us.
Other times I think this is our excuse for being weak swimmers.

Interzone / Re: What matters?
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:41:19 AM »
It would also stop our favourite bands from selling out.

Interzone / Re: What matters?
« on: October 21, 2012, 02:36:30 AM »
I am particularly interested in an alternative to achieving some sort of finality as is commonly implied in a ‘desired result’.  This would also exclude the idea of a process outweighing a result because it still aims for finality.

What’s wrong with achieving finality in a desired result? It is achieved only to be replaced by something undesirable further on down the track. The extreme right gives way to the extreme left and so on.

A way out of this would be to continually overcome without viewing life in terms of fixed endpoints. As mentioned, perhaps only rigid self-discipline can make this possible.

Interzone / Re: Metal blog commenters more likely to be African-American
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:57:10 AM »
There's really no such thing as 'gay' in prison, it's just sex.

Interzone / Re: Listenin' to poop music
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:52:38 AM »
Let me clarify, when I say "poop" I mean music thats still music, just poor music. Such as new Morbid Angel. Not "music" thats so shit that it can't even really be called music, such as what you would hear at the mall.

It would have to reach a certain standard of artistic merit to be taken seriously. But when that standard is reached, even an album that fails can still retain some useful ideas. I guess it's up to the listener to take in and reapply such ideas in a way that succeeds.

Interzone / Re: Facing reality as Mother Earth created it
« on: October 21, 2012, 12:35:47 AM »
As I see it, a functional society consists of healthy humans. It works within the forces of nature and brings death upon itself by opposing nature. Therefore, a healthy human seeks to keep society functional.

Interzone / What matters?
« on: October 17, 2012, 03:11:24 AM »
It is not that a result is achieved in itself, but that a continual process endures from one’s efforts. One might also consider that the process itself works as a result. I struggled to find something this wouldn’t apply to.

Interzone / Re: Alien Invasion: Already here?
« on: October 17, 2012, 02:39:27 AM »
I ask because the only person I know who has taken DMT reported seeing an alien holding a lightsaber who told him he wasn't ready. He now believes that these aliens are coming and has resolved to train with "fire staffs" as they best simulate a light saber and to prepare his body for "mech combat" which I took to mean giant robots. This was supposed to happen in a matter of a few years. Now I'm usually a pretty open minded guy and have read some stuff about the esoteric side of DMT, but this particular fellow crushed the legitimacy of it for me. He used acid and mushrooms prior to this for roughly 2 years. He isn't dumb guy, a bit egotistical and butt end of most jokes, so it's hard to completely write off his experience.

I have two other buddies who have done psychedelics. It's interesting to me that one of them experienced something not unlike Cargests tales, while the other experienced nothing significant but a pleasing body high and a lot to do with lights and colors being much different than usual.

I've drawn similar conclusions. From my own brief experiences and observations, it is fascinating but pointless. The supposed insights gained originate in non-realities which the user then appears unnaturally fixated on (rather insightless really). At this point, everything I need is already contained in reality.

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