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Metal / Re: Imposition - Memento Mori (DM.org user composition)
« on: February 23, 2014, 07:35:35 AM »
Would like to give some thoughts:

First - stuff sounds like VON in space, which is really neat. Keyboards are used to great effect.

Second - agree with the poster who said songs are too short. With the exception of the title track and Noumenon, I feel like the songs are building, building, BUILDING, then...oh shit it's over. Particularly on Sepukku - when that glorious and triumphant buildup with the keys leads to that sword unsheathing. Then the main riff (and an inverted version) are introduced and by the gods I'm fired the FUCK up by this point......then it ends. Are the three first tracks considered complete works by you? If so why did you choose to end them so swiftly? I feel like you could flesh these out into 4-5 minute mini epics.

Third - normally I agree with Wild in regards to noodly acrobatic soloing in black metal, but here it WORKS. Especially in the title track, they just add another sweet layer on the top of an already delicious musical cake - complimenting the well placed keys. Don't know if its intentional but they really add a kind of 'cosmic' aura to the song.

Fourth - aesthetics (production, guitar/drum tone, vocal tone) are all on point. The vocals sound a little Marduk, but it's not so much that it annoys or even registers when I'm listening. Atmosphere is cold, callous, and perfectly appropriate.

OVERALL - I'm impressed. Really. I'm going to rec this to friends who are into metal. As trystero said, you're close man. Really, really close. This is some upper tier material for sure. Keep at it, and I think you'll be able to develop this sound into something truly magnificent. As of now, you're on the right track, and if staying on the right track produces stuff this good I can't wait to hear what you produce when you grow more as a songwriter. Cheers.

Interzone / Re: So you want Nihilism?
« on: February 23, 2014, 07:19:03 AM »
This forum is not about relationship building. For as long as I've been here, this forum has been about discussion of metal, philosophy, politics, and other related subjects. It's still about that to some degree. It was about that long before I got here, and long before most others got here too. Let's not lose sight of that with all of this petty chest beating.

Totalitarianism is pointless without a dictator which cares for the well being of it's nation. I'm not convinced that's the case here.

So when will I be banned?

EDIT: All - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL8e2ujXe8g

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: February 22, 2014, 11:31:58 AM »
I'm in the middle of giving Bongripper's Satan Worshipping Doom a try. The fact that there are no vocals is a strong point of this album - really lets the riffs breathe. They're pretty good at providing a lot of variation within one particular tempo. Downsides are a few post-rocky sounding riffs here and there. Overall I'm liking this first listen, but will have to see how it holds up in the future.

Interzone / Re: Hipsters: the porn movie
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:25:02 AM »
I can imagine that this would be the most boring porno ever. Guaranteed if they used real hipster chicks they'd just lie there like dead fish expecting the dude to do all the work.

Metal / Re: How to make metalcore in your home
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:23:16 AM »
Yeah I listen to a couple of Rise records bands, why? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDgbYF48UPw

Fuck you, I paused Nyctophobic to hear that.

Every time I think it's bad, it gets even worse. UUUGGGGHHHHHHH

Interzone / Re: My dick.
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:25:19 AM »
big or small is my problem.
my mind is bigger

Absolutely hilarious.

INTERESTING FACT - The fatter you are, the smaller your penis appears! Keep the weight off for total dick superiority!

Interzone / Re: My dick.
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:44:31 PM »

Careful, the MRA movement is going to lap this buzzword up.

On topic - I'm fine with mine. My lady likes it, that's good enough for me. Not well versed in dicks though, I don't listen to 0peth.

Interzone / Re: The way things are - The way things ought to be
« on: February 19, 2014, 05:36:38 PM »
I often think to myself that there really is no point in listening to music. It's totally unnecessary. I should probably stop altogether.

Don't be silly. I'd like to get some insight into this mentality though; what made you arrive at this conclusion? (genuinely curious)

I am glad that you are interested. One of the main reasons is that fatalism has seeped into my nihilism recently, and the "what is the point?" mentality has been plaguing me. Doing my best to fight that beast though. There is a host of other reasons that are more directly related to music; perhaps I will feel motivated to write about this topic one day, because I muse upon it often and I might benefit from discussing it with others.

Ah, bad times. Well I'd be lying if I said I hadn't felt feelings like that (and I still do to some degree). Not much one can do but work their way through it - a tough mental slog indeed. Based on your posts, you seem quite adept enough to succeed. Best of fortunes to you while you fight.

One reason I so rarely listen to music is the brainwashing aspect of subjecting myself to both the often terrible lyrics, and the automatic-machine-beat of the rhythm. I observe people bopping around to some invisible beat, and the common repetition of lyrics as meaningful cliches.
You have to consider that most modern 'musicians' are what they are because they can do nothing else, have no experience, no intellect, and no lives. They are probably - as a group - the least likely people to be authoring words of wisdom, which is exactly what many listeners consider their words to be.

She loves you.

Agreed on your points here. Most popular musicians don't have much truly meaningful to say. The exceptions are extremely rare in this case (I'd personally nominate Frank Zappa as one of the brighter ones). Most of what musicians say is inconsequential.

Your example of the Beatles (a group I have never enjoyed but that's besides the point) illustrates why I - and many others here - eventually sought out music that broke the repetitive verse-chorus-verse chorus pap of the majority of pop music. I wanted something different, something brainier, something with some fuckin' BALLS to it. Most pop music just sounds so lazy. At least with some good metal you know there was coherent and deliberate thought put into how the music is presented/written/played.

I realize you don't enjoy the music on this site, but it makes a LOT of sense to me as to why you're here now.

Interzone / Re: My dick.
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:14:14 PM »
I somehow knew all of your posting history would ultimately culminate in dick waving....... ;D

Interzone / Re: The way things are - The way things ought to be
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:44:01 PM »
I often think to myself that there really is no point in listening to music. It's totally unnecessary. I should probably stop altogether.

Don't be silly. I'd like to get some insight into this mentality though; what made you arrive at this conclusion? (genuinely curious)

Better yet: save it only for special occasions, where you can give it your whole attention, and forego the rest.

Assuming you still want to listen to music, Tree, do that ^^^^ instead. Every few months I do some pruning (nyuk nyuk nyuk) of my music library, deleting and throwing out albums that I do not feel I need. The internet is wonderful for trying out albums. Grab one offline, give it a few months to see if it affects me enough that I want to keep it. If not (most of the time not), into the virtual crematorium it goes. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir, but doing this really helps me out. Additionally I make it a point to try to buy everything I have downloaded, so whenever I go to a concert or store I remember what I've liked from downloading and I look for it/them.

On the topic of the thread - cities do not bother me as much as some here, it seems. Growing up in the shadow of one of the largest cities in the world, I'm pretty adept at dealing (sensory wise) with all of the hubub and craziness that your average urban area holds. It's difficult - as the intense amounts of noise, lights, and other distractions make it virtually impossible to keep a clear head. What I do is treat all of it as ambient noise. Only pay attention to what's important. Crossing the street? Look at the street lights. Taking the subway? Keep an eye on the lanes and schedule. What's often puzzled me is how people even get around with their noses in their cell phone or tablet, nevermind talking on the phone while crossing a busy intersection when the light has already turned red (then they whine when they get taken out by a speeding cab).

Ultimately, I prefer the more rural areas. Just 'cause I can adapt to cities doesn't mean I want to live in one for the rest of my life. Too much chaos.

Interzone / Re: Sanity.
« on: February 18, 2014, 01:33:31 PM »
Folks like to talk about "reality," as if it were a concrete thing, fixed and unchanging, but I submit to you that reality is nothing at all, and is constantly in a state of flux.  It is there to be molded, to be shaped and formed by the right hands at the direction of the right mind.

Oooh I like where this is going - hope you fellas don't mind if I chime in.

Dylar - the 'reality' you speak of; is your example not simply one 'reality' which humans can perceive? Crow seems to be speaking of a 'reality' beyond humans' scope.  Perhaps, another 'reality' exists - that of the cosmos and its happenings, or supernatural beings that dictate the direction of the universe, or maybe something entirely different. Of course, that begs the question - is THAT the ultimate, concrete 'reality'?

Also, another thought: is 'reality' fixed and unchanging? Or can it/does it change?

Interzone / Re: The way things are - The way things ought to be
« on: February 16, 2014, 03:23:51 PM »
It's important to make the distinction between reality and people, as they are nearly synonymous within the modern mindset. Well said.

Metal / Re: What bands are you listening to today?
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:21:26 PM »
Root - first 3 albums.

Forgot how good this band is. Refreshing stuff, even if a little awkward at times.

Interzone / Re: A good day
« on: February 12, 2014, 11:36:25 AM »
So I could say it a sense of continuity from other good days primarily. But also the feeling that you're living a meaningful and healthy life as boring as it sounds.

Give me meaningful, healthy and 'boring' over hollow, shallow, inadvertently destructive and 'exciting' any day of the fucking week.

Interzone / Re: Drugs
« on: February 12, 2014, 11:33:46 AM »
Could it be that the bright youth among us are so disillusioned with the direction of their society and therefore their own lives that even they are constantly contemplating any possible way to alleviate the mind numbing boredom and depression of our modern civilization?

You answered your own question. Well said.

Building on what aquarius posted, I'd like to add that people clinging to opinions is a larger problem in itself. Even when presented with cold hard evidence that dismisses what their opinion states, many will hold fast to that opinion. Why? 'Every opinion matters and is equal' in our society (that is of course unless you have an opinion which falls outside the socially acceptable morass of opinions).

For most folks, the drug in question that they use frequently becomes their end. They push off more important things to acquire and do said drug. As previously stated - if one can take a few puffs of a joint every other month, or have a pony of whiskey every night before bed and still succeed then great! More power to them. However most cannot do this.

An example of positive usage in my experience is a close friend who uses weed to alleviate spinal problems (curved spine, compressed discs, generally pretty painful shit) because he distrusts pharmaceutical painkillers like Hydrocodone. He's able to function as well as one can for having a shitty back, otherwise.

Also, I think that humans have been generally fascinated with drugs since they were discovered. Something that alters one's state of mind will always be of interest to certain people - for the right or wrong reasons. 

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