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Metal / Re: Appreciating Euronymous
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:37:33 PM »
Drama aside, I think of this sort of figure as more of a music philosopher or something. Of course it helps that he backed it up with some groundbreaking music. Also much less of a egoist than Varg.

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Interzone / Re: Intelligence
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:30:42 PM »
I always emphasise balance. Nature relies on nurture and vice versa.

Is this true?

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Interzone / Re: Colorado Batman Massacre
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:12:06 AM »
This sounds more like an argument against the possibility of altruism.

Some people think the sky is falling down. Some people don't care, while others think things have never been better. One end of the spectrum defines the other. But I often think it's possible that the world is infinitely more beautiful and horrible than most of us realize, of course we like to pick sides as we find ourself within and not outside of the stream of life.

If a person can experience happiness at the expense of another, perhaps what then matters is the health of that happiness.

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Interzone / Re: Is there a bit of this degenerate in all of us?
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:05:39 AM »
what do y'all think about this one

http://www.youtube.com/user/refbatchrefbatch/videos

diesel, how the hell do you find these fucking screwballs ??

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Interzone / Re: How do people cure their addictions?
« on: July 29, 2012, 02:00:08 AM »
Substances distort a person's value system by replacing something healthy with something poisonous.

How do people cure their addictions?

Ask them to go thirty days without the substance. This breaks the cycle and in another thirty days new neural pathways can form.

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Metal / Appreciating Euronymous
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:56:14 AM »
He was kind of like a genre-guardian. He set a very high standard and most of the other guys in that scene respected him for his ideas on how the music should be. When he died so did that expectation of high quality and intensity; thus the steady decline in the post 1993 genre of black metal.

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Interzone / Re: How do people cure their addictions?
« on: July 27, 2012, 03:43:07 AM »
Having actually worked in one of these institutions at one point, I would agree that diesel is mostly right. Rehab is a band aid solution for the low end of life, something the more insular, traditional societies rarely have a problem with.

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Interzone / Re: Colorado Batman Massacre
« on: July 27, 2012, 03:29:05 AM »
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It seems like any dissenting ideology that wants to have any popular credibility simply cannot be linked with violence.
Because theres always the underlying assumption that the killer is just projecting his internal problems onto a social or political context. This guy is probably more intelligent than Breivik or McVeigh but made the arbitrary choice to skip pulling a manifesto out of his ass.

I think these guys at least had a point and I was particularly surprised by how articulate and well composed Breivik was in court. Needless to say people can't be convinced by use of force, thus the attacks were mostly counter-productive.

With James Holmes, I doubt if he would even have anything to write a manifesto about. He's intelligent sure, but intelligence is useless without practical application to a worldview.

Does a happy person give a shit that society is garbage? Probably not enough to commit suicide.

Lol... is this a trick question? If society is garbage then I doubt if a person could be truly happy. Of course we don't want to be too dramatic about this as things haven't completely fallen apart, though there are evident problems.

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Interzone / Re: Final moral question about killing and this website
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:33:48 PM »
The mock outrage displayed here at supposed immoralities is nauseating. If you read carefully you will see I am actually against violence, but I can't deny that the average western person is basically a fool, hopelessly lost in materialism and consumer culture. If you don't already see this decay in people I would think you are denying it or have identified yourself with them.

The problem is almost intrinsic to overpopulation and its effect on the environment. At this point of the conversation one could argue that just about any group could disappear on mass and it would only help the situation. But if it's mainly under 120iq people that demand the 'good life' which is draining the environment and turning society into a sewer then they are a problem. Of course one could argue that it is preferable to assess individual people on a case by case basis, but this just won't happen in the world and if we're honest with ourselves the results would be the same anyway.

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Metal / Re: Metal 2011: The Year of Tradition
« on: July 25, 2012, 02:34:18 PM »
Hail's Inheritance of Evilness is a prime example of a newer band that made successful metal. It sounds old, maybe even timeless, while still being something new.  Is putting out a good metal album nowadays as simple as this: some bands mimic the old, while others are actual artists.

I actually managed to hear this recently and it shows a lot of promise despite its outward appearance of immaturity. They've certainly got the right intentions and have evidently studied their Beherit, Varathron, early Darkthrone and Autopsy albums. Some songs are a bit underdeveloped and sloppy in execution but have the spark and could easily lead to greatness it they ever follow up.

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Metal / Re: Interview with Euronymous, Beat Magazine, 1993
« on: July 25, 2012, 02:18:00 PM »
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Musicaly EMPEROR is different from the rest of the band because of their extremely shrieking vocals and with speedy changes from slow to ultrafast. The slow parts is a thing they share with the Oslo-band ARCTURUS, which have released an 7". They are something special, because their music is based on synth. Immortal is also a part of the family. Their debut - DIABOLICAL FULLMOON MYSTICISM - is out in these days on the french company Osmose. Their music is more primitive than the others.

I like the way he describes things. Actually I always considered ITNE as one of my favourite synth albums.

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Metal / Re: War metal
« on: July 25, 2012, 02:09:37 PM »
I'm guessing the world will get increasingly messed up in the coming eras and that the transcendental/dissident genres of death metal and black metal will amalgamate into a stripped down, folkier version of its historical highlights. Until then, yes metal is very confused, searching for meaning in all the wrong places; thus no good releases these days.

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Interzone / Re: Archaic video games
« on: July 25, 2012, 01:55:29 PM »
Consumer is the key word. Unlike other members of generation x y z dumbfuck, I actually grew out of this stuff way back, but briefly returned to it years later as some sort of 'trip down memory lane' only to find it had about the same depth as the different design used on milk cartons back then. It is a waste of childhood and I now put an altogether different value into memories as a result. But I seriously couldn't imagine the devestating effects of carrying this into adulthood, for one thing I barely even have enough time to listen to cds any more.

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Interzone / Re: Colorado Batman Massacre
« on: July 25, 2012, 01:40:17 PM »
This guy is an obvious nutjob who killed innocent albiet moronic people for no apparent reason. If nothing else, his deeds will function as an example of societal decay firstly in the sense that a citizen (of any country) can shoot their own people and secondly in that the rest of society will identify him as an external force to be done away with rather than acknowledge it as the sickness within.

It seems like any dissenting ideology that wants to have any popular credibility simply cannot be linked with violence. People like Breivik, McVeigh and Kaczynski are well above average intelligence and have their hearts in the right place but have done themselves and their beliefs a great disservice by resorting to violence, forever being associated with guys like this.

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Interzone / Re: Sociology
« on: July 21, 2012, 12:00:28 PM »
Perhaps governments could fund studies into the almost yearly occurrence of puplic shootings as it is a serious problem and one that is not easily solved by ostracizing each individual perpetrator.

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