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Metal / Re: War metal
« on: February 28, 2012, 12:37:44 AM »
Despite it's popularity, war metal is a stupid trend and a stupid idea.

Where is it trendy? Australia? Bands like Sacramentary Abolishment and other aforementioned bands pull off the Grindcore/Black Metal sound without being ridiculous. Bestial Warlust is pretty bad, and they do try and sell themselves as war metal, but I don't think they're all that popular, though perhaps I'm wrong. I'm thinking of trendy in metal as that new wave of nature worshiping black metal/emo/drone or whatever it is like krallice or Liturgy, which is really getting under my skin lately.

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Interzone / Re: Passive genocide through diversity
« on: February 24, 2012, 12:41:27 AM »
Most of Northeastern Brazil is of a genetically balanced mixed race; Portuguese, various displaced African groups, and native blood have created a new stabilized "ethnicity". Fortunately, these people live agrarian lifestyles or are packed into impoverished urban areas, incapable of living the consumer life. The government uses the epithet brown, or Pardo, to denote the racial identity of these newly formed groups. Curiously, they have a cultural identity of a greater degree than most single raced American's, but it's a good model for how abjection and poverty are a catalyst for interbreeding.

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Metal / Re: Lord Wind - Ales Stenar
« on: January 29, 2012, 11:30:43 AM »
From the samples, it sounds excellent; pleasing, simple intervals interwoven with long melodies. It also seems like he opted to reduce the amount of synthetic sound on the album.

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Metal / Re: Australian/NZ metal
« on: January 15, 2012, 10:08:54 PM »
I think you should look it up

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Metal / Re: Australian/NZ metal
« on: January 15, 2012, 12:41:44 AM »
Armoured Angel's Mysterium and Stigmartyr EP's are really good, and their full length Angel of the Sixth Order is compelling yet painfully simple death metal. The band is worth taking a look at concerning the history of metal though, as they started out in 1982.

Psychrist is high quality death metal, both their albums are very solid.

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Metal / Re: PROFANATICA and KRIEG live in NJ on Sept 4
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:25:28 AM »
I'm going. I'll be wearing a Vlad Tepes shirt.

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Metal / Re: Bands that you want to see reviewed by DLA
« on: August 24, 2010, 02:07:17 AM »
I had the same thoughts about that EP, defined mostly by "white winged hussary". I was rather inspired by it and took the time to write a bad review for it on the metal archives. There is something so perfect about those clean guitar parts and transitions that I'd and say isn't found in any other metal. So hey, be sure and check out "cold winter blades" this summer.

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Metal / Re: Project: Metal-Archives and Wikipedia
« on: May 15, 2009, 11:10:58 PM »
http://metal-archives.com/userreviews.php?id=29088&nickname=Noktorn  That reviewer writes some excellent material and has claimed to be "from" this site in a few of the reviews i've read.

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Metal / Re: Metal and lyricism
« on: April 18, 2009, 06:38:49 PM »
Grindcore has its fair share of idiot savant truth but also a few more intellectual, theoretical offerings that sometimes become overtly political.

I think that Disharmonic Orchestra really hit the apogee of complex lyricism with Expositions Prophylaxe and Not to be Undimensional Conscious. Instead of the anti-everything drivel of many bands attempting smart lyrics theirs plays on metaphors of psychoanalysis in an almost confused way that matches up nicely with the strange guitar work. I find a thematic consistency in the albums despite the absence of narrative structure, and this I think is due to the agreement between lyrical presentation and guitar style.

So maybe some metal doesn't have to use the traditional narrative lyrical structure, but needs to have textural and communicative agreement between the direction and styling of guitar and the way that lyrical phrases are placed and used. This is still much different than rock in which vocal sections are packaged in with the same repeated hooks and melodies with little variation.

 I really enjoyed the textural accomplishments on Darkthrones Total Death where echoed vocals dampen the rythmic intensity for a moment, changing the tonality of the music for periods within the same riff.

'Visual People" seem to be those more sensitive to externalities rather than seeing themselves in everything. So these visual people would need things of quality as they are not quite able to be rationalists about things they come in contact with, they see everything as real.

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Metal / Re: Metalcore, definition
« on: April 17, 2009, 04:46:11 PM »
Most of the fans of this music are unaware of what metal is. Those I've talked to obstinately refer to Lamb of god and other crap as metal without having an adequate notion of what metal is. Interestignly the majority of people I've come across who like this music are disaffected females with short attention spans, showing that the whole idea of metalcore is a passive, intellectual retreat into redundant social commentary and self-victimization. A very effeminate practice.

I played Benediction's Trenscend the Rubicon for a few of these people once thinking that the album shouldnt be too hard to grasp and they just had a lost, overwhelmed expression on their faces and made comments like "Its not melodic enough" or "the production totaly sucks"

I think what is most infuriating about it all is that the music does not try to be difficult to understand. It uses elements that are already familiar to everyone. I think this is almost like writing. A good writer will be cryptic enough to create a challenge for a reader, so that the reader has to let go of himself and try to understand what is written, becoming a part of the work, and yet when it is understood everything is clear because the whole idea of the book is consistent. Those that dont write this way compose self-help books and other crap that is on the shelf at your local supermarket, books that are written, if you take a moment to browse, in nearly colloquial English.


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Metal / Re: ATHEIST US Tour Dates
« on: April 17, 2009, 03:38:52 AM »
Gnostic sounds like a bunch of soundclips from various atheist albums thrown together poorly, and the choppy grooveness that is present on so many new albums is exaggerated by them.

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Metal / Re: Morbid Angel question.
« on: February 11, 2009, 07:15:47 PM »
Does anyone find that the actual songs from Heretic and not the crappy filler material are on par with and share a similar style to Formulas? I thought Heretic was far more inspired than domination or gateways, and the mid-boosted guitar tone gives the entire piece a feel like no other death metal. Also Steve Tuckers lyrcal concepts are awesome.

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Interzone / Destruction Festival 2
« on: October 30, 2008, 09:32:12 PM »
Concert Review

After getting lost several times in the sordid catacombs of northern New Jersey, we arrived at Hartley's tavern in North Arlington, the chosen venue of the Destruction festival 2. Apparently it's the second one. The scenery of North Arlington in proximity of the taven was some of the crappiest architecture I've ever seen. A strip mall would have been refreshing in the cramped, congested streets of this town.

The bar was replete with what seemed to be genuine metal listeners, with the common baggy dark funeral shirt wearing stoner type notably absent from the gathering. Most of the females in attendance appeared as though they had spent their birthday money at hot topic preparing for the occasion and one woman, maybe 30 years of age, was wearing corpsepaint, which annoyed the hell out of me. I bet she thinks euronymous was a total bad ass. Cloothing with Beherit logos seems very posh amongst the New Jersey metal crowd.

Anyway the schedule went something like this:
Ipsissimus
March into the Sea
WOE
Witch Tomb
Prosanctus Inferi
Father Befouled
Full Blown Aids
Legions of Astaroth
Engorge
Profanatica

We arrived during one of the first two acts, I'm not quite sure which because out of the first six bands only Father Befouled had anything individuating in their music, sounding simmilar to Mayhem's Wolf's Lair Abyss; phrenetic pulsating black metal that caught the attention of many. Prosanctus Inferi was also good but with no vocalist the performance seemed incomplete.

Seth Putnam and Full Blown Aids came on after an extended break in sets and managed to revive the event with their grinding punk music which seemingly undermined the banality of black metal imitation prevailing that night. Seth Putnam in his brazen malice was singular amongst the intentionally reserved and pseudo-morbid personalities taking the stage prior. A few anal cunt songs were featured in their set.

Legions of Astaroth put pig heads on small brass altars and burned incense.

Engorge have a solid and convicing blackened death metal sound that they execute well. They do however seem to take themselves far too seriously considering the content of their lyrics (song titled "kingdom of blackened sexual misanthropy"). If this is an attempt at satire, I'd say thier missing it.

Profanatica came on stage around 1am and despite only playing for 20 minutes and Paul Ledney's vocals being audible for half that,  were certainly the most profound act of the night. Ledney took the stage in sweat pants with long white socks on and a generic hoodie, a subtle mockery it would seem. Their echoless and frontal guitar sound tore away the fashion that black metal has become, providing content for an expression that is aestheticized and almost stupid. (Legions of Astaroth seemed Stupid) They managed to play five songs before the cops arrived and shut the bar down. 

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Interzone / Re: Metal distros worth patronizing
« on: July 03, 2008, 12:59:21 AM »
http://www.demonion.cjb.net/

The guy from Macabre Omen's Distro, a lot of good cassettes with original insert. 

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