Amph Amphitheatres' Metaltropolis (Trial Version 1.0)

Discussion in 'Community' started by spooky-kid, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    What are people's thoughts on Varg's music vs his politics?
  2. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Well, he generally keeps his stupid bigotry out of his music, so I just try not to think about how abhorrent his personal philosophies are, and focus on the sound and the otherwise goofy guy who likes his cornflakes CARISPY.
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  3. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    i don't care for his politics, but i don't feel they overwhelm his music - it is thematically ambivalent enough to invite manifold interpretations.
  4. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    Only heard a few Burzum songs which I thought were not bad. I'm not really into black metal but I will listen to a tiny bit of it here and there. In a way I'm more fascinated by the culture and the history of the genre than the music itself.
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  5. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I guess it's one of those things that I sorta struggle with, because Varg is a fantastic parody and fantastic musician but I guess in taking his music seriously you're associated with his fascism in some capacity.

    Hence, we need more lulz:

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    BTBAM - Anyone a fan?
  6. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    it's a very judeo-christian phenomenon, isn't it? this guilt-by-association thing. absurd, too!
  7. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I can't stand Absurd, that stuff where the NSBM mentality permeates the lyrics is just... ugh, and the musicianship just isn't there.
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  8. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    i didn't even realize i was name-dropping a band there. i like absu and i like abruptum.
  9. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    Oh, I see, you meant "It's absurd" and not "Absurd also suffers from the same problem." THE PERILS OF METAL. :p
  10. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    yes, that is what i meant. i just listened to some absurd, though. it seems pretty terrible, even in strictly musical terms. one band that is definitely of that ilk that i like is graveland. the earlier stuff, anyway.
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  11. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I can, to a point, understand the resentment of Christianity as a destructive force - what Chrisendom did to Germanic, Celtic, Nordic and similar cultures was nothing short of destructive hegemony - but the racism? Please, haven't we learned that the Aryan myth is just that - a myth? Aryans were northern Indians, not Vjikjings! or Teutons.

    Varg, like many intelligent fascists, is highly charismatic but that doesn't cover the fact he's just plain wrong.
  12. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    it strikes me as something of an indulgence in fantasy, this going-back-to-the-roots stuff. it's the draping of a fantasy existence over your regular one. neato mosquito!
  13. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    NEW GAME GUYS:

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    WHEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE'S ABBATH?
  14. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Greyscaling it might make it a little more difficult :p
  15. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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  16. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Varg knows. Varg always knows.

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  17. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    is vark a master swordsmith?
  18. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I assume that in addition to blastbeats and guitar, all Norwegian black metallers are proficient in martial weapons like swords, morningstars, axes and spears. Abbath is probably a deft hand with a crossbow, too.
  19. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I think that comes free with the bard levels, yeah.
  20. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  21. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  22. Ender Sai Chosen One

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  23. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    [IMG]

    Eh... been there, done that.

  24. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    There's also this:



    Damn I love it when Japanese pop goes metal. Same group, with a bit of a rearrangement by Marty Friedman and Chthonic's Freddy Lim:

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  25. AAAAAH Jedi Grand Master

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    lol, i don't even...