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Metal / Biases and music appreciation
« on: May 28, 2012, 03:57:23 AM »
To what extent are you biased in what music you decide to enjoy and furthermore what you even decide to listen to at all. Myself I don't see a problem with it so long as one admits that that is what it is. In terms of recommendations I must say I probably would be open to something that most members here praise and wouldn't bother with something they condemn (or any further Burzum albums regardless) but during the listening process itself I am usually trying to keep my mind free from external or pre-conceived ideas, and just go with whether or not it conjures those deep feelings that first set me on this journey.

In my earlier days I was certainly more naive towards deciding what to listen to, which in a world of populist rabble is not good as I tended to collect a bit of everything, but it makes me glad to think that even back then not just everything was truly enjoyed.

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Metal / Re: New BEHERIT release?
« on: May 18, 2012, 01:37:58 AM »
I just received this earlier today and it's pretty good. Celebrate the Dead sounds a bit goofy but Demon Advance is probably better than the album version. Essentially this is ambient music blueprints played out on metal intruments.

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Yes this seems like a big money spinner as there's nothing wrong with the original production. I also much prefer Facta Loquuntor for some reason.

Also what are your opinions on Maniac Butcher?

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Metal / Buying CDs
« on: May 03, 2012, 02:18:59 PM »
Do you feel somewhat obliged to buy an original copy if you enjoy the preliminary cdr of leaked files enough? I generally do, even if I think the music is of primary importance, it is more a matter of screening for quality in an age of decline for metal music. Is that the same as believing you owe the artist money for it?

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Metal / Re: Best death metal
« on: May 03, 2012, 02:01:24 PM »
Carcass Symphonies of Sickness !!!

That was a definite favourite of mine back in the school days, otherwise I find grindcore boring as all hell and I get ample amount of it in swedish death metal anyway.

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Metal / Re: The question is
« on: May 03, 2012, 01:55:00 PM »
Definitely, there are a lot of very talented people here and I'm sure they would succeed one day. Perhaps there are past members here that already have.

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Interzone / Re: Ugly women
« on: April 28, 2012, 04:07:49 AM »
As far as I can tell men can be every bit as worthless as the worst possible females so I never get caught up in these men vs women attitudes.

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Metal / Re: Alternate paths
« on: April 23, 2012, 01:40:20 AM »
To a guy like Holocausto, Samael is probably better than Immortal.
It's ok to be ok with that, so long as you don't resort to "it's all relative".

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Metal / Re: Vinyl
« on: April 23, 2012, 01:32:27 AM »
In summation: anyone who says, with authority "vinyl (or CDs) are better" that person is not looking at all the issues involved.

I can see the advantages of both.

For vinyl, I love the raw sound and to a lesser extent, the ritual aspect.

Mind you, I think it's only worth getting the original pressing. There is a difference.

For cds, well they're easier. Ideal for walking in the woods or fields with 'discman'.

And while drive, drive, driving on the autobahn :)

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Metal / Re: post-black metal
« on: April 23, 2012, 01:15:16 AM »
The biggest problem with these dudes is that they're light years BEHIND heavy metal's culture and they can't even see how dumb it looks to Hessians at large.

Agreed, I often think of how this wasn't even an issue during the golden age of metal where we had maybe 5% of trendies vs 95% dedicated metal fanatics, and now it's the other way around. 'Post-black metal' having evolved out of that 5%.

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Metal / Re: Eric Hoffman to sodomize Glen Benton and Steve Asheim
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:34:57 AM »
This band always reeked of personality disorder problems. Anyway their music has sucked since Once Upon the Cross onwards, but if it's true that the Hoffman brothers didn't write much of the material from that time I will be curious to hear the new AMON project which Eric has described as sounding like 'Legion on steroids', go figure.

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Interzone / Re: Pitfalls of high IQ
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:20:43 AM »
does anyone know of any kind of framework to measure non-IQ type intelligence?

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Interzone / 2 cents
« on: April 20, 2012, 02:17:12 AM »
Japanese were a totally insular aryan society that went insane after being fed to the dogs. Chinese are a nation of peasants. The west has also gone insane after contracting spiritual syphilis, meanwhile Asians defecting to the west make the most of good situation; study hard and get the money.

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Interzone / Re: Invisibility.
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:31:09 AM »
Humanity is stage between animal and god, and in that it has great potential but is mostly worse than both. The reason is a topsy turvy system of values where everything that can be commodified is.

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Metal / Re: Alternate paths
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:21:13 AM »
Although i acknowledge that this statement is there merely to stimulate discussion, let's look at the facts here. Of all the bands that I know of that are even remotely DLA affiliated (Into Oblivion, Averse Sefira, Wulfgravf, many other "bedroom" recordings by (ex-)users) nothing of outstanding quality has ever been released. Into Oblivions has an appreciable approach, yet they fail to make something truly majestic out of it. Averse Sefira is competent, sure, but I have found that they don't have much to offer beyond this competence; they pale in comparison with the top-tier stuff. Wulfgravf and the bedroom projects showcase an admirable array of neat ideas without managing to create something truly worthwhile. We must remember that the creation of the several masterpieces of the 80's and 90's were largely done out of natural impulses and an interest towards the more "heavy" aspects of existence, rather than a set of ideals or artistic principles. It can be thoroughly supported that genius in metal is mostly accidental.

The way I see it, the ideals of the DLA are not some arbitrary system outside of the best of 80's and 90's metal but are a conscious manifestation of what is largely unconscious in the artist. Even today there are some great artists like Demoncy and Beherit that are totally in league with DLA ideals without ever having made contact with the site.

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