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Metal / Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
« on: June 04, 2013, 05:57:18 AM »
the full album can now be streamed from iTunes:

http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r1000/000/Features/AlbumStreaming/BlackSabbath_13.m4p

continues with the greatest hits/Black Sabbath reality tour vibe of "God is Dead?" and what I suspect are 8 songs intended to evoke any number of Sabbath classics that you won't quite be able to pin down since all 8 songs are musically (aside from some occasionally interesting breakdowns) more or less the same.  that's not to say this material is poor, just that the repetition of ideas isn't thematic but lazy, designed to give longtime fans an inauthentic snapshot of the band responsible for the propagation of heavy metal.  lyrically I've noticed a few somewhat interesting things going on in between the transitions from stock doom riff 1 to stock doom riff 2 so some repeated listenings will be necessary. 

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Metal / Re: Media players
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:37:25 AM »
VLC for video.  no reason to bother with anything else

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Interzone / Re: Non-metal
« on: May 10, 2013, 06:31:56 AM »

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Metal / There's a new Black Sabbath song
« on: April 18, 2013, 08:05:32 PM »
http://www.iheartradio.com/player/?mid=23086234

metal-by-numbers effort featuring Ozzy's typically atrocious pop music vocal processing.  everybody knows Iommi is capable of endlessly generating riffs but this song is a fucking charade.

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Metal / Re: Why is metal important?
« on: April 16, 2013, 10:38:20 PM »
after reading Prozak's excellent interview the part about metal's role within academia made me wonder if he (or anyone else here) as read this:

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Metal-Music-Criticism-Analysis/dp/0739164597


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Metal / Guy posts video of himself buying a CD
« on: March 07, 2013, 09:50:08 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGaGbdsPnJw&

Came across the link on Suffocation's Facebook page.  I'm not sure what exactly disgusts me so much about this - perhaps it's the glee of this little metalhead muppet showing how excited he is to have $20 to spend, or the constant plugs of his middling band, or that walking into a store to buy a CD passes for social disobedience in 2013, or that said muppet doesn't realize Suffocation hasn't been worth a shit in nearly 20 years, but yeah, I find this to be such an utterly impotent, priggish and ineffectual display of solidarity that I was hardly surprised a whole bunch of other people have posted similar videos in the name of protecting artists by STOPPING ILLEGAL DOWNLOADS, MAAAAAAAN!!!!  Is this really the best we can do?

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Metal / Re: My Bloody Valentine - MBV
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:14:26 AM »
think chunks of this album are absolutely brilliant - and strongly disagree with what you said about the latter half of the album as I feel that is where Shields really distinguishes himself.  there are moments of ponderousness, and there will be criticism from hipster circles that the band didn't "evolve" enough, but overall Shields delivered something credible.

to me this song is what every recent black metal band has been trying (and failing miserably) to achieve:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oXJus1ajIU

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Metal / Re: 'One Man Metal' documentary -- Xasthur comes out the closet
« on: February 11, 2013, 04:07:15 AM »
Well, he quit black metal anyways:

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/nocturnal-poisoning-qa-with-the-artist-formerly-known-as-xasthur/

"...music, creating, it’s like therapy for me, and if you have a therapist who’s making you more angry and not doing you any good, you fire them and think about getting a new one."

But maybe he was never really IN it:
"The music itself only had a firm grip on me for a few years... I never learned anything from it, musically or aside from that; it never “empowered” me or anything like that. I don’t think anyone would be able to tell me what I’m missing out on by not having it in my life anymore."


this is the posuer black metal version of when a rock band tells the press its new album is the best and heaviest thing it's ever done.

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Interzone / Re: MEDIAFIRE DISASTER
« on: December 31, 2012, 04:43:55 PM »
not a clue what this thread is about since nearly every mediafire link I just checked is working and I can find no news story discussing some mass blocking of copyrighted files on mediafire

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Metal / Re: Death metal riff types
« on: November 02, 2012, 04:09:56 PM »
In classic Demilich fashion, a lot the riffs are based on using the A and C( or in tabulation, 0 and 3 on the low A string)  in this alternate pedal tone fashion.

I really like the wide intervals that Demilich uses in their riffs. Gives them a quirky, twisted feel.

Here's a fellow doing a pretty good cover of "Erecshyrinol". He sets up a great camera angle for viewing the full guitar, so you get to see how the riffs work; looks tough but fun as hell to play.

Demilich - "Erecshyrinol"

thanks for posting this. 

I'd highly recommend watching all of his videos http://www.youtube.com/user/thinkpad20/videos?view=0 
Brings a new level of appreciation to these songs in terms of being able to clearly see and hear what's going on

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Metal / Re: Death metal riff types
« on: October 25, 2012, 06:55:10 PM »
Or, playing a melody, then adding a second guitar which plays the same melody but higher/lower.

homophony

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Audiofile / Esker
« on: October 24, 2012, 04:37:19 PM »

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Metal / Re: Generic bands that have had one quality composition.
« on: October 17, 2012, 04:11:06 PM »

to the hook in this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePtoxDhJSw

Still cracks me up.

It's really novel to hear a guy talk about how much stuff he's got and how much money he's making.  It also makes those of us who strive for artistic integrity and vitality feel foolish, doesn't it?  We could just save a lot of effort and set our bank statements to music.  No need to bother with trying to do something of value when you can just tell people how much stuff you've got. 

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Metal / Re: Death/Black Metal chronology
« on: September 27, 2012, 08:53:34 PM »
Bathory?

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Interzone / Re: Colorado Batman Massacre
« on: July 24, 2012, 08:30:29 PM »
Entertainment takes over so real life takes a back seat. Loss of girlfriend, check. Loss of apartment, meaning low or little income due to fun seeking, check. Reality then comes crashing down on solitary entertainment land so one guy snaps, then many lives are ruined.

and the final irony is when entertainment turns around and defines you - although wrongfully in this case since I don't recall an iteration of The Joker with red hair - as a cartoon character

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