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Amph Amphitheatres' Metaltropolis (Trial Version 1.0)

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

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  1. Ender Sai

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    What are people's thoughts on Varg's music vs his politics?
     
  2. Ramza

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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

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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

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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.
     
  5. Ender Sai

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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

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

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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.
     
  8. AAAAAH

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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

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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

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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.
     
  11. Ender Sai

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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

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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

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    NEW GAME GUYS:

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    WHEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEE'S ABBATH?
     
  14. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    Greyscaling it might make it a little more difficult :p
     
  15. Ramza

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  16. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Varg knows. Varg always knows.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. AAAAAH

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    is vark a master swordsmith?
     
  18. Ender Sai

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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

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

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  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    GO BOARD ERRORS.
     
  23. Ramza

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    [​IMG]

    Eh... been there, done that.

     
  24. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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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:

     
  25. AAAAAH

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    lol, i don't even...
     
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