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Metal / Re: New Burzum album 2011 (Fallen)
« on: February 21, 2011, 05:09:55 PM »
above-average black metal, that has more soul and feeling that almost everything else out there.

I'm your accountant. I just did "above average" work for you; here's my bill.

i'm sorry...was that supposed to be an inside joke?

i guess i didn't get it.

Metal / Re: New Burzum album 2011 (Fallen)
« on: February 20, 2011, 09:52:28 AM »
have no had a chance to listen to, "fallen" yet.

although i did enjoy belus. it's not, "hvis lyset tar oss", but he won't ever make anything that could compare.

so enjoy the material for what it is...above-average black metal, that has more soul and feeling that almost everything else out there.

Metal / Re: What would a metal society look like?
« on: February 20, 2011, 09:50:33 AM »
most metalheads i meet, are very young, and don't fully understand the REASONS as to why the world is the way it is.

and i think it's important to know this...because if you don't understand the intentions with which the people around you do what they do...then you won't be able to cause change, or have much influence on the modern world.

i think while it would certainly improve the world with some of the ideas and concepts which are important to metalheads, compatibility...or at least coming to some type of consensus with those who aren't, is vital in order to spread your own ideas, to cause the change you're seeking.

in other words: trying to create a, "metal" society is a impossibility, but that doesn't mean that you can't change it a bit towards your favor.

Metal / Re: America should have avoided making black metal
« on: February 20, 2011, 09:43:01 AM »
Looking back over four evolutionary waves now, Black Metal was evidently Northern European, meaning not just heredity but surrounding culture as well.

sarcofago is from northern europe?

it's disrespectful to this band when people claim that all of black metal derives from northern europe.

euronymous WAS influenced by sarcofago. burzum WAS influenced by von.

just how much they were influenced...is certainly debatable. but pretending that they had nothing to do with the formation of the first modern wave of black metal, is simply ignorant.

Interzone / An oral history of ANUS.com forums
« on: January 18, 2010, 11:39:25 AM »
Yes sir. The forum then was much more, "nu-metal" in it's lenience towards dumbass behavior. Once the gauntlet was dropped, a lot of those idiots left. There was much more traffic then too, which I can't say if is a good or bad thing. 
Although, I do also remember quite a few fairly intelligent people that seemed to disappear too. I'm sure a few of them still post here under different aliases perhaps, but it's hard to keep track of.

One quote I remember was along the lines of "Don't get into Black Metal too much, it's ultimately just a dead end." I'm not sure I agree with it 100%, but I'm sure quite a few people here do.

That is true as well. It wasn't my intention to make it sound like the place completely sucked ass. There were many dumbassess, of course, but there were also many smart people who started great discussions. I learned a lot from those people, and I hope the opposite could be said as well.

This place can become the better part of what it was before...the only problem I see is the lack of traffic around here. Discussions often involve only a few people, and end without much being accomplished.

Maybe putting out flyers or more general internet trolling?

Interzone / An oral history of ANUS.com forums
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:20:46 PM »
For the real old-skoolers, I was focusphere...if anyone remembers, lol.
Yup I do. Those were the aether days and before, right?

Yes sir. The forum then was much more, "nu-metal" in it's lenience towards dumbass behavior. Once the gauntlet was dropped, a lot of those idiots left. There was much more traffic then too, which I can't say if is a good or bad thing. 

Metal / Re: Industrial black metal fails
« on: January 11, 2010, 07:42:40 PM »
Agreed on the industrial avantgarde possibilities. I've liked compositions by Diabolicum, Bloodline, Aborym and Havoc Unit but they all are a bit incomplete in the end, like they just created a rather traditional black metal song but produced it using EBM, techno and electro-industrial sounds.

Worth quoting. I have yet to hear any industrial black metal that was any good, or much industrial metal. Really, Godflesh nailed it and until someone makes another Streetcleaner, the genre is going to bite ass because industrial's beat-structure is incompatible with metal's need for cadence.

Agreed. If you're not gonna put out something better than Streetcleaner, don't bother.

Interzone / Re: Introductions
« on: January 11, 2010, 06:16:18 PM »
Jaimé, 29 yrs old. Been visiting this site since close to it's inception in 96'. The site was WAY different back then. Luckily, the smarts of the people, and this site, haven't changed.

For the real old-skoolers, I was focusphere...if anyone remembers, lol.

Metal / Re: IMMORTAL interview contains some clarity
« on: December 25, 2009, 12:07:56 PM »
The only time I've seen them live was a forgettable experience. Abbath can't play any of their older material. He fucks up all the amazing guitarwork of Demonaz.

Who really thinks they're gonna be putting out anything even close to BITN? Not here.

Interzone / Re: Problems with metal
« on: December 22, 2009, 07:13:27 PM »
The dude has add. I thought that was fairly obvious.

Anyway, as for the threadstarter, I would simply say that understanding certain complexities will take time. Don't force it, and it'll make sense when you're ready.

Metal / Re: Burzum tracklist and cover art revealed
« on: December 16, 2009, 03:57:33 PM »
It's pretty sad if he's changing his album, purely based on the reactions of others.

Hope the album doesn't suck.

Metal / Re: Refreshing Metal Albums
« on: December 07, 2009, 07:30:51 PM »
Thousand Swords is still probably my favorite Graveland album, but Following the Voice of Blood is definitely coming close to usurping its position. One thing I really love about that album are the little synthesizer interludes: probably some of the best keyboard work Darken has done.

Avulsion's Indoctrination into the Cult of Death is a record that scratches the same itch that Blaspherian does: oldschool without being "retro". It's a very dark album that melds together the slow parts of early Carcass, spooky Finnish stuff like Demigod, and the doomier side of NYDM and Swedish death metal. The atmosphere it exudes is comparable to that of the first Demoncy album, which makes sense, seeing as the band features members of Demoncy.

The drumming on Thousand Swords alone is worth the listen. It's rare to find drumming that inspiring and alive.

Metal / Re: MORBID ANGEL Sign to Season of Mist
« on: November 24, 2009, 06:39:57 PM »
If that Nevermore song is any indication on how the rest of the album will sound, it's gonna be another disappointment. I wish I'm wrong, but that's what I'm sensing.

Interzone / Re: Martial Arts
« on: November 23, 2009, 06:44:49 PM »
Let's be honest, there's too much macho soap opera in UFC.

I better liked PRIDE and early UFC.

While I did enjoy Pride more than I currently do the UFC, let's not pretend that Pride wasn't full of their own drama queens. I'm sure you remember all the quarrels Chute Boxe has had with people. Rampage Jackson, and of course, the overdone introductions for their fighters.

Besides, once they're fighting, who really cares about the things that happen before and after? 

Interzone / Re: Martial Arts
« on: November 22, 2009, 07:12:58 PM »
It unintentionally illegitimizes martial arts that aren't "successful" in the ring (hence this debate)

How exactly does it do this?

One fighter using a certain martial art (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, for example) doesn't illegitimize the discipline if they don't win in a certain fight. When a fighter loses, no one says, "Well, he lost, so BJJ sucks". The blame is always placed on the fighter. And even if a certain fighter performed all his moves well, he can still lose to someone who is using the same discipline, or one who uses something completely different (maybe wrestling, or muay-thai, for example).

You are the only person I've come across who thinks it does anything close to, "illegitimizing" martial arts.

I have heard innumerable people enthused by UFC dismiss "traditional" martial arts whose objections aren't relevant to UFC competition / entertainment; also on this forum! UFC discredits these in the minds of those watching. 

Solution: Don't talk to morons

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