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Metal / Re: HIPSTER METAL a blight on reality
« on: October 22, 2008, 09:30:26 AM »
Despite their inability to break from the left-wing sensibilities of their environment, their motivation for creating this music is sincere and their ideology is true to the spirit of black metal (and even aligns with some of the views on anus). This is a band I don't mind supporting.

Interzone / Re: Archaic video games
« on: October 15, 2008, 05:37:42 PM »
Wasn't the last thread on videogames locked because the admin deemed them an incredible waste of time?

Anyway, Planescape Torment is the only game I feel comfortable endorsing here.


The game begins with the protagonist, known only as The Nameless One, waking up with total amnesia. He soon finds out that he is immortal; if he is killed, he will simply reawaken in the same body. He sets out on a quest to regain his lost memories, and discover why he is immortal. As the game progresses, he slowly remembers events from his many previous lives. He discovers much about the personalities of his previous incarnations, and the great influence they have had in the worlds and people that surround him

The key philosophical theme of the work is presented as a question several times: "what can change the nature of a man?". This question considers the possibility (or impossibility) of changing fate; many characters in torment are fighting against their natures, or against what seems to be an inevitable fate. One example is Nordom, who, despite being a modron (a hive-minded species) is developing a personality of his own.

Selfishness is also a very present theme. The Nameless One has, in previous incarnations, been so committed to understanding his condition that he has been willing to sacrifice everything and everyone on that quest. Many consequences of this can be discovered through the game..

Metal / Re: The fundamental influence on heavy metal
« on: October 15, 2008, 04:17:17 AM »
There may be some similarities with metal seeing that it's a classical movie score but I doubt this particular soundtrack had a direct influence on Sabbath so much as horror movies and horror scores in general (it could be argued that the mood and atmosphere of old horror movies was mostly attributed to their scores).

Metal / Re: This is what metal is up against
« on: August 11, 2008, 03:37:38 AM »
Metal to them is all about the flavor. "Recommend me some progressive symphonic black brutal death viking ninja metal with female vocals".

Metal / Re: Newer Graveland
« on: July 14, 2008, 10:36:27 AM »
He should take cue from Summoning and see what comes from that. He releases an album every year so it wouldn't hurt to try. It doesn't even have to be original as I'd love to hear some existing Lord Wind pieces integrated into Graveland.

Metal / Re: Newer Graveland
« on: July 07, 2008, 01:32:36 PM »
I enjoyed all of his albums. I don't think any of them are "weak" though they do leave something to be desired. There's a lurking potential beneath and I'd really like to see it accumulated. Immortal Pride and Memory and Destiny came closest to doing this, I think. I believe what hurt Graveland the most was actually Lord Wind. I'm not knocking Lord Wind (I am glad the project exists) but I think Darken has divided his sound rather than attempting to transcend it. Lord Wind being the "pure" version of the idea and Graveland just being the "metal" version.

Interzone / Re: Is this band unretarded?
« on: May 30, 2008, 02:41:37 AM »
Of that trio, I've only heard Wolves in the Throne Room - which is black metal in form only, but e-m-o in the spirit it communicates: sentimentality, emotive "loss", etc... it's feminine in all of the negative senses without any of the positive.

I don't speak for Diadem of the 12 Stars but taking Two Hunters at face value and lyrical content alone without regard to the personal stance of the musicians, I would find it really hard to come to that assessment.

I think Two Hunters shows that this band made up of "outside" individuals are learning more about the music as they continue to play it.

BTW: You bring a up an interesting point about femininity in metal. Had that ever been discussed here?

Interzone / Re: What is a hipster?
« on: May 03, 2008, 01:27:36 PM »
The definition of a hipster is too vague. What qualifies as hipster fodder is impossible to define as nearly anything can appeal to hipsters under the right circumstances. Also, if you purposefully avoid or stop listening to bands because of they are known to hipsters, you are falling into that same mentality.

Metal / Re: Mexicans strike back against EMO
« on: April 15, 2008, 08:26:04 PM »
It shows how aimless life has become in modern society. When this shit has become "significant". Imagine if Star Wars fans were actually going around beating up Star Trek fans.

Metal / Re: Tom Warrior leave Celtic Frost
« on: April 10, 2008, 03:18:57 AM »

I am devastated beyond description, and I am infinitely disappointed. As the one member of Celtic Frost who is exposed most dramatically to the feedback by our audiences and the media, I feel troubled and humiliated about being unable to honor the enormous goodwill extended to Celtic Frost during the past few years and meet the justified expectations of our fans.

I have always seen the "Monotheist" album as a mere beginning, and a tame one at that. My mind and spirit are full of energy, creativity, and ideas. Celtic Frost had become the unreserved focus of my life for the second time. I was looking forward immeasurably to working on the next Celtic Frost album. To me, it needed to be darker, heavier, and more experimental than "Monotheist".

And yet, Celtic Frost consisted of three individuals, and I was only one of them. In the end I had to concede to myself that there was no other option.

My friendship with and respect for Martin Eric Ain remain unaffected. Moreover, I am in the process of assessing my options to eventually complete, record, and release some of the ideas I originally created for Celtic Frost and the planned next album in the course of the past few years, and to take our distinctive music out on the road again.

Creative differences. As for Martin being the one fucking it up ... just remember which one was responsible for Cold Lake and do the math.

Interzone / Re: Tolkien: Ecofascist?
« on: April 07, 2008, 09:12:55 PM »
Yes, art can mean anything. Disregard what I said. I just don't like how people continue insist on putting words in Tolkien's mouth when he went to great lengths to state that his work didn't mean those things. I wouldn't say that there is no meaning in Tolkien's work but the author says nothing about our modern times.

Interzone / Re: Tolkien: Ecofascist?
« on: April 06, 2008, 02:17:38 PM »
And the second wave of black metal was just a group of teenagers trying to be "evil" though it doesn't really matter the authors intentions were so much as what "you" bring out of it. Most good art doesn't have political intent.

Interzone / Re: Tolkien: Ecofascist?
« on: April 06, 2008, 12:23:47 PM »
Although Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was not allegorical, it is apparent that the Ruling Ring and the destruction of the natural world that flows from the desire for its power are a reflection of (my own) concern for humanity's ability to destroy both itself and the earth. That (interpretations of this work) chooses a course of total rejection of such knowledge and power is perhaps one of the unconscious sources of some critics' reaction to the work. Such a rejection strikes at the heart of the concept of progress as it has developed in western civilization.


Interzone / Re: Comic Books
« on: April 01, 2008, 12:49:02 AM »
Grant Morrison claims that much of The Matrix was a "plot by plot, detail by detail, image by image" plagiarization of his work and its true. The comic was in fact kept on the set as a reference. There was no lawsuit though.

Metal / Re: Metalhead girl kicked to death
« on: March 28, 2008, 01:31:18 PM »
The article says nothing about metal. The girl was a "goth". There's a mainstream misconception that most metal fans are "goths". Was the topic title meant as a joke or something?

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