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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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Metal / Re: New BEHERIT release?
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:07:54 AM »
How do we know if it's a different version of Demon Advance and not the same track? anyway, great news that they're still active. I'll probably order a copy and hope to see a new full length sometime soon.

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Interzone / Re: life or death
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:41:03 AM »
It comes down to suffering as a double edge blade. As if some good might come of it, and eventually to get beyond yourself and the good/evil duality altogether.

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Interzone / Re: Why I culled the art thread
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:28:48 AM »
What is the correct role of the ego? is there one? Does it have any place in forum discourse? How can excess of ego be reduced to it's correct role? These are questions we should like to know the answers to.

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Metal / Re: Hessian Lifestyles
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:11:57 PM »
It would have been excusable
that Morbid Angel
were kings of the car-wash
had they split up after Covenant



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Interzone / Re: What is your political viewpoint?
« on: April 07, 2012, 04:08:35 PM »
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'?

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Interzone / Re: Unabomber 1971 Essay
« on: April 07, 2012, 03:46:24 PM »
This is where I break away:

Forward, not back.

Keep technology.

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.

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Metal / Re: Hessian Lifestyles
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:43:20 AM »
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.

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Interzone / Re: Is there a bit of this degenerate in all of us?
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:05:45 AM »
None of my concerns in life would be affected by a totalitarian regime. It's no different than what we're in now. The compulsion now is that without money, we are doomed in this world. To get money, you have to please people or government. That's more tyrannical than any king.

Agreed, I'm not a violent person, but I can never sympathise with the degenerate behaviour because I don't subscribe to it and I therefore, I wouldn't loose out when a society inevitably cleanses itself. Furthmore, I think it's only in the severity of the perversion that such 'tyrannies' would ever arise.

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Metal / Re: Burzum - Umskiptar
« on: April 04, 2012, 03:35:49 AM »
I don't think using the norse poetry is completely unworkable when you consider how Summoning were able to adapt Tolkiens poetry to great effect. Needless to say Burzums success was on a completely different wavelength from Summoning; namely, a subconscious one. He failed here in that his music became too self-conscious and judging from interviews, too stubborn and self-righteous. It's justification to himself that he can lazily churn out any rubbish and stand becond criticism, but meanwhile he has disgraced the great norse tradition of the skald.

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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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