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Interzone / Re: New Layout
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:18:00 AM »
I think the old forum from about 10 years ago was something like this anyway?

Metal / Re: Extreme metal: An evolution?
« on: August 15, 2012, 01:11:29 PM »
Black Sabbath represents the beginning of the transcendental viewpoint which extreme metal would later embrace. The moment of subconscious realization as the first hominid gazed up at the stars.

Metal / Re: Art (abstract)
« on: August 15, 2012, 01:01:03 PM »
I used to believe that art is a means of communication, however, the most profound art seems to communicate something that is way beyond artist or artwork.

On some level music can be likened to a means of communication, much like a language consisting of grammatical rules. This is the basic element but of course language varies extensively in its intent and eventual effect. Therefore the music I seek out is mostly in the language of profundity.

Regarding the artist, I think no common criticism sums up his true role more succintly than "too self-conscious". A means of mastering language, himself but devoid of ego.

Interzone / Re: Emotional intelligence
« on: August 15, 2012, 10:14:22 AM »
So the general consensus is that so called EQ is a diversion from the real issue; low IQ on mass (or at the very least, that the two frameworks are somewhat incompatible). I became interested in this after thinking that IQ alone couldn’t accurately define a healthy, functional person in that it couldn’t account for things like courage, practical skills, artistic creativity, or other necessary characteristics. Am I missing something or is IQ a component part of a more holistic approach?

Interzone / Re: Poetry Time
« on: August 13, 2012, 01:08:15 AM »
i put on my finest suit
and set off for the journey of my life
into the woods
eight thirty
and i am in the woods
smearing my face and hair
with the foul earth
how did it end up like this
my last day on earth

Interzone / Re: Life: avoid procrastination
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:58:50 AM »
Quite a problem for me sometimes; how to get motivated and then maintain that level throughout the life-journey.

(and yes I mean that without the use of stimulants, all you psychos).

Interzone / Emotional intelligence
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:51:08 AM »

Does it have any merit?

Once you establish an understanding of the value of a baseline level of intelligence, is emotional stability and functionality not the next thing that comes to mind?
This would exlude high IQ yet emotionally inept as well as over-emotional types.

Metal / Re: Youtube gems
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:22:16 AM »
Interesting permaculture documentary:


Metal / Re: Sepultura - Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:07:26 AM »
The deceptiveness of an album like this is that it almost sounds like the same 2 or 3 songs played over and over if you're not paying close attention.

That would mean like 98% of death metal albums are deceptive.
Sure, but not to the degree of Morbid Visions (in fact I do consider metal to be deceptive in general).  After the 2nd track it sounds like one big song.  Also think about these albums:
Blessed are the Sick
Beyond Sanctorum
North From Here
I would put these in direct contrast to Morbid Vision to see what I'm talking about. 

On the other hand, something like The Karelian Isthums would be a pretty good comparison to MV/BD in this sense, but the songs still differentiate themselves more then Morbid Visions/Bestial Devastation.

Yes. This approach would emphasize structural development through internal dynamics. Where does Onwards to Golgotha fit in?

Interzone / Re: Trollcall
« on: August 08, 2012, 12:42:34 AM »

Interzone / Re: Intelligence
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:45:10 PM »
Molestation can destroy a child when his/her family is apathetic to it, and the child realizes he is of no worth to them. This could be difficult to overcome in adulthood. A person in this position might have a high IQ, or artistic ability and still be unable to function at an average level.
I think this is bullshit, smart is smart. Childhood trauma might change a persons view of the world or even make them a little neurotic but they will still be just as smart or artistic as they would be if no trauma occured. The only thing that can truly damage a persons intelligence is brain damage, things like child abuse and poverty are just "bumps in the road" so to speak.

No rule without exceptions can apply to most things.

Interzone / Re: Celebrate neurodiversity
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:42:17 PM »
Never mind trying to address the root of a problem. Instead re-label problem as diversity (=good). A great victory for logic.

Metal / Re: What seperates good metal from the rest?
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:40:12 PM »
Agree. It's one reason I can never really get into punk.
But metal done right is a mixture of dissident and transcendental forces.
Exactly what the world needs :)

Metal / Re: Pain Divine - About Enjoying Sodomy?
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
Never occurred to me. In my innocent mind I guessed it was about doing a hard day of work or something.

Glad that I hardly listen to this album anymore.

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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