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Balor

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  1. Indeed, my knowledge is boundless! haha Yeah, it was other drama that I will not bring here. The situation was pretty much a guy from the mid 1990s underground turning up after a few decades of nothing and then starting to argue with the few people that still talk about his music (for no reason). Not just "embarrassing" kvlt posturing, but actual stupidity/immaturity from someone who had received longstanding respect in some circles.
  2. At least that stuff lives up to some (albeit stupid) "kvlt" status! I was thinking more of people who reemerge out of the past to embarrass themselves (as a certain underground musician did on a different forum I am on).
  3. My experience on other forums has led me to believe that many black metal bands (especially older underground ones) should probably not join forums/give interviews.
  4. Yeah, that is in the back of my head too. I can plan my year as much as I want, but I still had to sign up for selective service!
  5. Doing alright, thanks! More active on some other forums now, but I still pop in every once in a while. You? It was sort of like that with Venom for me too. When I was first getting into black metal, none of the first wave stuff really clicked with me. But then, just like you, I happened to watch some Venom live videos and loved what I heard. I haven't spend much time with the album material, though.
  6. But the prison synth has to be distinguished from the post-prison stuff too. I actually like those dungeon synth albums...
  7. Balor

    Gripe

    The sound of people eating...
  8. Anything by Reek of the Unzen Gas Fumes would fit that description.
  9. Black Mass of Absu is another great USBM band that does not seem to get discussed nearly as much as they should. They sound totally unique - almost doom with BM vocals. Slow, heavy, and drenched in pitch-black sludge! Complete discography:
  10. Early Ulver! Others: Drudkh, Peste Noire, and Beherit.
  11. A day late, but Merry Christmas!
  12. That's that best part, this one has toys in it!
  13. Advent calendars are definitely a thing in the US. I have one for my cats!
  14. I have only began to listen to Venom this year, but I like a lot of it. "Don't Burn the Witch" and "Seven Gates of Hell" are current favorites.
  15. There is nothing wrong with limited edition - IF it fills the demand that is there. But the artificial scarcity just benefits flippers. I have never done year end lists either. I am still (and will always be) coming to grips with the classics!
  16. At this point I don't even bother to try and follow new releases - apart from a select few bands. The trend towards limited editions/buy-now-or-cry-later hype releases makes it easier to just ignore what is being released, rather than find something good that is impossible to find. That's why I never bother with Vothana, for instance.
  17. Balor

    True crime

    Also, I have a personal hunch that there are a lot more people would could do what these serial killers do, but just never had the right set of circumstances to provoke the behavior. There are so few actual serial killers, statistically speaking, that it is no wonder that so many warning signs/contributing factors appear in each case. I would be interested to hear what your brother might have to contribute!
  18. Balor

    True crime

    I think genetics might play some sort of role, but most is probably environment. In other circumstances, he might have gone on to work in a competitive field (where being a sociopath might be a benefit!), or to become just another closeted though harmless freak. But I am no psychologist!
  19. Sounds good. Drudkh is perfect for solitary nights!
  20. I don't think their stuff is too hard to get in the US, as their record label has a US distro: https://shopusa.season-of-mist.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?p=1&q=drudkh
  21. To the best of my understanding that is correct for the most/best of their albums. I think there are a few albums, however, that do have printed lyrics that are not attributed to a poet.
  22. Somebody has to keep the lights on on the farm! Something tells me he makes a lot more money that we might expect from Burzum.
  23. But were any of the post prison albums really necessary either? (kidding!) I don't know what the situation was like when this was released. Maybe it was put out instead of a repress of the earlier albums?
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