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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
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%.
« 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.
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.
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.
Though I agree with those basic tenents as outlined I mostly steer away from politics as I'm rather ignorant of any conventional understanding of it. I always pay close attention to environmental concerns but am often confronted with the worst examples of how difficult it would be to make any difference i.e. people that boldly refuse to acknowledge the concept of climate change seemingly on the grounds that it won't help the economy. I mean how do you uphold such an ideology as this in the 'real world'?
This is where I break away:
Forward, not back.
This is true, but where do we draw the line? As the unabomber illustrates, the progression of technology has been so tied up in the pursuit of capitalism and that it has ceased to serve any real purpose and in fact retards human potential in the long run. If we keep only that which is truly useful it actually doesn't leave much.
I mainly fit into the first and second catagory. Live a very humble life, try to reduce everything to the basics. Not career-orientated though still trying to expand knowledge outside of that. Lone-wolfish by default. Would never do a shooting frenzy but see it as a measure of societal dysfunction.