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Interzone / Re: Purge of mind and soul
« on: March 28, 2012, 05:53:07 AM »
This is about periodic re-evaluation of oneself. Avoiding complanceny, searching for peace yet not getting too comfortable. Realizing your life-mission and cutting all stops to achieve that.
Realizing life is too short to muck around. Being intolerant of others guilty pleasures or perversions. Anyone else have similar experiences?

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Interzone / Re: Is there a bit of this degenerate in all of us?
« on: March 28, 2012, 05:51:45 AM »
In a topsy turvy world like this almost any rubbish can be argued for or against ad infinitum. To me it's simpler, people are either decent/acceptable or they exhibit the subhuman behaviour, in which case I wouldn't look twice at them.

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Metal / Re: Doom metal
« on: March 28, 2012, 04:54:43 AM »
As a genre it's an obvious dead end, but what isn't in these times? As a compositional device I think bands could learn a lot from varying the tempos a bit more. And in a way that is probably the most defining aspect of death/black metal as it broke away from the constant high energy of speed metal in the late 80s.

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Interzone / Purge of mind and soul
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:38:06 PM »
The more I learn to see the world as a stream of repetitious or cyclical motion, the clearer it seems to become. And occasionally when I see things clearly enough I decide to have some effect on what I can. Starting with the self, it seems best to live as close to necessity as possible and if there's any rotting flesh, to cut it off.

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Interzone / Re: Sociopaths are fine.
« on: March 26, 2012, 01:14:07 PM »
Evolution made them the way they are, who am I to judge?

A dysfunctional background made them the way they are. Cause and effect.

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It seems to me that pragmatically, they aren't an issue until they cause too many problems. In which case, you deal with them like any other trouble-maker.

Well, if they're not causing trouble, then it's no trouble.

Usually they would have to come into correctional or mental health services to have been diagnosed as such, which means they were causing trouble or are liable to in the future.

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Metal / Re: What is heavy?
« on: March 26, 2012, 12:56:28 PM »
Don't say burning churches is part of the fake heavy. That was the heaviest thing the Norse bands did. :)
see when it stops being about making metal music then whats the point. see when they start to believe their music is the gateway to hell and satan thinks they are really cool then they are the same as religious fanatics.

The way I see it music is an abstract expression of ideology whereas actions are the physical result of it. There's no law to say the two paths can't meet, though it often gets messy when they do. But what counts is that the expression is real and honest. And on that note I'm reminded of an early interview with Justin Broadrick wherein he states there's nothing heavier than Godflesh; nothing more 'real'.

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Interzone / Re: No cultural direction = Perverted definition of art
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:28:42 AM »
This video actually reminded me of the scene on Until the light takes us where Frost of Satyricon is cutting himself in front of an audience in Italy, and it's honestly one of the most pathetic things I've ever seen. Something I would expect from these idiots but not from a metal listener.

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Metal / Re: Demoncy - Enthroned is the Night
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:13:40 AM »
I pretty much listened to this non-stop for the first week and it is awesome. The drumming is almost a shift towards de-centralising rhythm, whereas Joined in Darkness is shaped around a continual pulse, this can almost be likened to the style of the 2nd and 3rd Immortal albums.

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Metal / Re: Sorcier Des Glaces Snowland MMXII teaser
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:01:00 AM »
There's a lot more to production aesthetic than simply recording in high fidelity, and more importantly I hope they can play it in the same spirit as the original. Nevertheless I do look forward to hearing it even if I'm always skeptical of this sort of thing, hoping I won't have to add it to the same bin where the latest Burzum or Stormblåst MMV ended up.

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Interzone / Re: Earworms.
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:26:49 AM »
I have become wiser over the years and listen to music less constantly. I'm also more selective about what I listen to but I doubt if I could ever abandon music altogether. To me it's still the highest form of communication and I probably wouldn't see life the same without it.

However one reason I like death metal and black metal is that I cannot understand the vocals. No language interrupting my thoughts.

With black/death metal I enjoy the vocals the sicker the better, and it has always been like war commands or some sort of narration hammering into my subconscious.

I rarely get music playing in my head, at least I've never recognised it as intrusive. I have periods of time listening primarily to ambient/drone oscillating sounds perhaps to help 'clean-out' and reset the conventional idea of 'music'.

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Interzone / Re: What I hate about metal forums
« on: March 16, 2012, 02:27:30 AM »
The great thing about this forum is that most people understand your sentiment and are generally exclusionists of the 'quality over quantity' mindset. Once that is understood it opens the way for some great discussions which is one of the reasons I only come back here after so many years.

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Interzone / Re: I
« on: March 16, 2012, 02:20:46 AM »
name

Aquarius

my hobbies are

Trekking
Cloudwatching
Metal and any other good synth music
Music History
Synthesizers
Travelling

(I generally view 'hobby' as more important than day-job)

need improvement

Reading
Gardening
Organisation/motivation

I have cats (y/n)

Y

I like coffee (y/n)

Y (if good quality and once a day only)

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Metal / Re: Voyoager Golden METAL Record
« on: March 16, 2012, 02:02:00 AM »
Metal is a youth-genre and people over age 28 can barely relate.

Interestingly enough, there are only two people in my life I have felt were worthy of aquaintance with the art of black metal and they were both about 28 at the time. Both were never exposed to any metal previously but were familiar with classical literature, and had an underlying sense of the downfall of humanity and the world. I thought it was great to have seen intelligent outsiders have such a great reception to it as previously I would have agreed that you can't really appreciate it unless you grew up with it.

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Metal / Re: Good electronic music
« on: March 16, 2012, 01:40:05 AM »
I recently got Electric Doom Synthesis reissue on LP and it sounds awesome. It's like listening to it again for the first time, the track order is different, new material and generally different sounding mix of existing material. Has anyone heard it? and if so what's your take on it?

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Interzone / Re: Stoned to death for being an emo
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:42:25 AM »
Beautiful story, but the average joe comments at the bottom of these articles always spoil it for me.

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