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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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Interzone / Re: Anders Breivik insane?
« on: March 12, 2012, 02:38:43 AM »
I just thought the outcome of this case bares familiar parallels to that of Theodore Kaczynski, who was at the time diagnosed with Schizophrenia. It's an easy way to disarm any dissenting ideological agenda.

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Interzone / Anders Breivik insane?
« on: March 10, 2012, 02:14:23 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111833/Anders-Breivik-killed-77-people-sent-prison.html

Interesting news, maybe even predictable. By labelling him insane the powers that be can wholly disregard every element of the reason why. I'm not supporting him, but see the occurence as cause and effect. His was an extreme reaction to an increasingly dysfunctional society.

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Metal / Re: Demoncy Enthroned is the Night
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:34:54 AM »
I'm enjoying this new album overall but there are a few obvious detractions. To start with it's certainly not as direct as Joined in Darkness and the later part of the album loses a bit of definition. Joined in Darkness thrives on simplicity (a bit like Transylvanian Hunger meets Profanatica), the simple riffs are supported by simple pump beat drumming and mostly it's only in so far as necessary, whereas the continual stream of drumming found on Enthroned is the Night would be useful in supporting more complex melodic content which the album doesn't really have, besides that there's less variety of tempos and 'doom' sounding riffs to help carry the content through each song. However certain aspects of the vocal/riff phrasing are extremely effective and there's a great sense of 'journey' as oppose to primitve blasting evil in some of the songs. The roaring low-frequency production aesthetic is also refined to fit the compositional content perfectly. Overall, it's easily one of the best metal albums in a long time.


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Interzone / Re: It is time to reign women in.
« on: March 05, 2012, 12:59:48 PM »
Instead of finding love: Liberate yourself through standing at a bar or go dancing at a crowded club long enough for a guy to come around in order to pump and dump you.

That's the whole psychological drama of the western female in a nutshell; once she's been used she feels worthless, and she is. Her way of life then becomes a vendetta against chastity.

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Interzone / Re: How to get brutally strong
« on: March 05, 2012, 12:35:30 PM »
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/max_out_on_squats_every_day

I wouldn't recommend this for a 130lb newb. I would tell him to do starting strength + GOMAD for a few months and see how his body adjusts, and I say that with full respect to John Broz and his methods.

How heavy are most of you guys cause it sounds like you've being doing this for a while? I'm 180lb and 5'10" tall. Never done weights but I do heaps of swimming, pushup, sit ups etc. I have considered weight training but I have a friend that ended up on morphine for the rest of his life in an accident doing squats which really turns me off, he's a solid guy too. Aren't certain body types better suited to different tasks?

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Interzone / Re: Sociopaths are fine.
« on: March 03, 2012, 01:25:17 AM »
Sociopaths are pirates. Are pirates 'fine'?
There have always been pirates, sociopaths, psychopaths, rapists, etc.
This is normal.
But to endorse such behaviour?
When society reaches the point of doing that, it is a short step from extinction.


If you're referring to the OP, I don't think he was endorsing the behavior, he was just pointing out that there is nothing inherently bad about it existing. (Which I'm unsure that I agree with)

So the arguement is that 'dysfunction' within a system or part of its development is naturally occuring, all the more so in a failing society. It's also natural for a healthy society to try and minimize dysfunction. So what's the point of sympathizing with the problem (unless you feel a part of it) ?

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Metal / Source of inspiration
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:44:08 PM »
There's a popular myth that regards The Velvet Underground as being the band that never sold many records, but that everyone who bought one was inspired to write music of their own. I found this interesting, not that I personally find their music all that inspiring. But I can think of other music that fits the example either as compositionally dynamic or in having an abundance of simple creative energy, giving rise to many potential variations. In this way it's often the lesser material that inspires the truly great. Just think of what came out of the black/death/thrash prototype genre of the late 80s.

And the real question: Are there any recent metal or ambient records of note that might apply to this idea?

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