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Metal / Re: Origins of speed metal
« on: March 24, 2014, 06:57:33 AM »
WHERE DOES THE PUNK EDGE COME IN?  ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE ARE PHOTOS OF YOU
GUYS WEARING GBH AND DISCHARGE SHIRTS...

K: Well, what happened was we were playing this music no other metal bands were
playing and then all of the sudden one day we heard a punk band that was
playing as fast as we were.  We said, 'Hey, this is cool.'

YOU HAD NO IDEA THIS PUNK SCENE EXISTED?

J: Not too much.  Punks would come to our show and say, 'Hey, have you ever
heard of this band or this band.'  'No.  Give me a tape, let's hear them.'  We
started getting into it that way.

WHAT IS THE FIRST BAND YOU HEARD FROM THAT SIDE?

K: Discharge, for me.

J: It was either Discharge or GBH.

DID THAT CHANGE THE WAY YOU DID MUSIC ONCE YOU HEARD THAT?

K: It changed the way we played.

IT OPENED YOUR MIND?

J: Yeah, it did, we started getting into listening to stuff from different
moves.  Instead of just going, 'Ho, we're going to play some metal now.'

K: When we started listening to punk stuff then we started listening to other
things too--I hate to say this but, The Police, or...

J: Kirk listens to the Police.  (laughs)

WHY DO YOU HATE TO SAY IT, ARE YOU EMBARRASSED?

K: No, I'm not really embarrassed, it's just that a lot of people won't
understand that.  What I'm trying to say is that we started listening to
music other than heavy metal, we broadened our musical horizons.

UP UNTIL THAT TIME YOU WERE LISTENING TO METAL-TYPE BANDS?

J: The metal scene was so small back then that everyone was just fighting
for metal.  There were hardly any bands, so we had to make a mark.

DID YOU LISTEN TO WHAT THE PUNK BANDS WERE SAYING OR JUST THEIR RIFFS?

K: Everything.  It all helped.

J: It opened up a lot of shit.  It gave us, I think, some more heavy topics to
write about.

K: It was a truer gut feeling I think, on James' behalf.

also from http://morehouse.org/hin/cdc/cdc067.txt

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Metal / Re: Metal clubs, bars and venues
« on: February 15, 2014, 04:51:32 PM »
this place seems to be a somewhat dubious "metal bar" since they also host bullshit like this:



St. Vitus is Brooklyn is probably the closest we come to a devoted metal bar here.

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Audiofile / Re: Requests/Report Dead Links
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:51:00 AM »
Dead Infection - A Chapter of Accidents (320kbps mp3 or FLAC preferred)

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Metal / Re: What Are Your All Time favorite Brutal Death Metal bands ;D
« on: February 02, 2014, 05:14:58 PM »
nice troll

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bands with any slight bit of mainstream (dare I say, crossover?) appeal will attract better looking women, that's been the case with every show since forever.  go to shows with purely underground bands and the three or four women in attendance will look like David Vincent. 

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Metal / Re: Most black metal is fake
« on: January 28, 2014, 01:39:17 AM »
I'm convinced people are hard wired for their type of listening. Educating isn't a pathway to manufacturing new converts like proselytizing from the pulpit with the promise of Jesus points in heaven.

possibly but not really the point of education in this case.  the idea is trying to expose people to more sophisticated art forms than they've hitherto experienced.  for example, in my case, it was a pretty easy transition from horseshit like Cradle of Filth to Burzum because, based on my household and social group, there was zero possibility of exposure to the latter.  perhaps my brain is what you might term predisposed to a Varg Vikerenes but whether or not I'd have found Burzum eventually, ANUS helped rapidly accelerate my development as a metal listener.  I think we have to assume there are people who've made some poor listening choices for reasons that have nothing to do with their intellect and everything to do with environment.

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Metal / Re: Most black metal is fake
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:41:39 PM »
not to be too harsh but there is something to be sad for training one's ear to immediately discern the frauds and pretenders from the artists.  ANUS has been invaluable in this pursuit as so much shitty metal relies on bluster and bombast to trick the listener into hearing substance wherein lies none.  I'd argue that a couple of years of training makes weeding out the hacks exceptionally simple, even for someone who was fairly weened on bullshit music. once you shrug off all of the window dressing and satanic twaddle, nonsense like Deathspell Omega shows its unconvincing hand in an instant, and after doing that and realizing you're listening to something for motivations that have nothing to do with a specific band or artist but the kitschy grab bag of "heavy" tricks they possess, you'll realize you should start listening to something else. 

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...or any Morbid Angel album because, according to David Vincent:

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Well, he has found Jesus. You can see where the incompatibility comes from.

Far be it from me to decry a man who chooses to both live his life in latex pants and to also build a family around a mutual love of latex, but it's hard to take David Vincent seriously as an arbiter of anything (including latex).

Full interview here:

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2013/12/interview-dave-vincent-of-morbid-angel/

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Metal / Re: Top 10 Best Progressive Metal Bands
« on: December 05, 2013, 01:33:17 AM »
still haven't a clue to who/what "pink frothy aids" refers

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Metal / Re: Jimmy Page says Led Zeppelin isnít a heavy metal band
« on: November 17, 2013, 06:46:44 PM »
he's right, they're a blues band with distortion and keyboards

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Metal / Re: Metallica are Beliebers
« on: October 31, 2013, 08:09:09 PM »
this story is somewhat mystifying given that the members of Metallica all perished in 1991

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Metal / Re: New Underground Wave
« on: August 23, 2013, 10:08:51 PM »
Can you even tell me how irony applies in this context?

Liturgy is a bunch of milksop hipsters trying to go slumming on the weekend by playing contrived metal music.  Their fans are people who devote the thrust of their intellects to opinions on scarves and gourmet coffee and when they want to feel edgy yet condescending, they toss on Liturgy or a Notorious B.I.G. song.

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Metal / Re: New Underground Wave
« on: August 23, 2013, 12:28:44 AM »
a purportedly intelligent individual listening to nonsense like Liturgy is no different from 30-year old hipsters who profess to enjoy the work of Taylor Swift: it's down purely to irony and as such is intended to say more about the listener than what he's listening to.  pass. or, rather, run like hell.

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Metal / Re: New Underground Wave
« on: August 22, 2013, 06:54:17 AM »
So... suck it, I guess?

just cut to the chase next time

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Metal / Re: New Underground Wave
« on: August 22, 2013, 12:24:43 AM »
krallice is maybe one notch above liturgy but that's about it

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