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    Balor given a Damn from lia_kat15 in Horror Films   
    I did!  Amazing film and lighting!
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in How's Corona virus affecting the world of metalheads   
    Yeah, we're at about 400 new cases every day but we want it gone altogether. I'm all for it, personally, although wearing masks all the time is obviously pretty inconvenient.
    I just want the pubs to re-open basically.... and gigs to go ahead. It's funny, I didn't realise how important those two indulgences were to my happiness before hahaha. 
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    Balor given a Damn from blaaacdoommmmfan in Worst album by one of your favourite bands   
    I don't think I have ever managed to listen through the entirety of Esoteric Warfare, while I have for Ordo ad Chao.  I didn't like the few tracks that I had heard, and didn't think the rest was really worth my time.  I guess you are right that an album like that would edge out as being worse when compared with an album that is utterly forge table yet tolerable.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Sabazios in Thoughts on metal and negativity   
    That's a fair point, I do really enjoy most black metal, but some bands I have chosen to steer clear of due to band name, album name or cover art, again anything that's too suicidal, or screams of racial hate, I mean you don't often come across bands with nazi symbolism, I guess you have to seek those guys out a bit, but the suicidal stuff is fairly common, bands like ghostbath etc... shame really because the music might be really good... that being said I really liked "10th sublevel of suicide" talk about contradict myself huh? 🤫
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    Balor gave a Damn to salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    "End Times" is actually just another EP, and a quick one at that! No time wasted at all, an unrelenting assault.
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    Balor given a Damn from Sabazios in Thoughts on metal and negativity   
    Not just lyrics, though.  Sometimes the negativity extends to cover art too sometimes.  I suppose that I am pushing the boundaries of the discussion, though, as my response was at least partly referring to power electronics/noise music as well (stuff like Xenophobic Ejaculation or Zyklon SS).
    I think that Drudkh is a highly political band, and their political views seems to come out at least partly through their music itself.  However, I never really considered their music to be negative - it seems too romantic and warm for that.
    In terms of metal, I was thinking about stuff along the lines of Konflict (whose music videos consisted of clips of various bombings/gunfights from the Sri Lanakan civil war) or Catasexual Urge Motivation (with pictures of gore/corpses as album art).  Sometime the negativity seems too strong to just dissolve into the music.
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    Balor given a Damn from salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    I really need to listen to this one.  How does it compare with the demo?
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    Balor given a Damn from Primal_Enigma in METALLICA vs megadeth   
    Youthanasia is probably my favorite Megadeth release for the same reasons that you mention,  The atmosphere and emotion of the songs actually worked well with Mustaine's voice on the whole thing.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Natassja in Thoughts on metal and negativity   
    A friend brought this subject up recently and I'll say here what I said to him, if you like the music you like it, should you have to translate all lyrics of a band you enjoy? I personally don't think so. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to Athame in What Are You Listening To?   
    Batushka - Litourgiya
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in What Are You Listening To?   
    Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry
    Blut Aus Nord - Hallucinogen
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    Balor gave a Damn to salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Fucking awesome stuff right there. Listened to that the other day.
     
    NP: Death Worship- "End Times"
    Rise up, War Metal fiends!
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    Balor gave a Damn to Thrashman in What Are You Listening To?   
    Various Megadeth
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    Balor given a Damn from salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Blasphemy - Blood Upon the Alter
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    Balor given a Damn from Sabazios in Thoughts on metal and negativity   
    Honestly, I have always just liked the aesthetics of dark themes.  Listening to negative music does not make me feel dark, and often feels quite meditative to me (depending on the song/band/genre).
    I'm not sure how much I agree with this video.  There seem to be philosophically justifiable positions that are able to posit some objective sources of meaning and purpose.  Furthermore, it goes nowhere to discount the validity of said positions.
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    Balor given a Damn from Requiem in Worst album by one of your favourite bands   
    Burzum - Umskiptar
    While I have not listened to the newest release, I still think that I have to pick this one.  Of all of Varg's post-prison bm, this is probably the most forgettable.
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in Black Harvest   
    The new Black Harvest EP, "Sun Across The Fields", is out for mastering. I can't wait to share the finished product. Here's that new Schecter guitar in action on a short cellphone video of one of the lead lines from the last track, not super flashy but it's fun to play. I hope you enjoy it too.
     
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    Balor gave a Damn to Athame in What Are You Listening To?   
    Skinless - Progression Towards Evil
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in What Are You Listening To?   
    Gorgoroth - 'Instinctus Bestialis' 
    I really didn't vibe with this album when it was first released, but now I consider it an emotive and impeccable album. I even love those down and deep growled vocals that everyone complains about. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in What Are You Listening To?   
    Drudkh - 'Blood in Our Wells'
    This is amazing. Not sure why I ever thought this was a let down from the glory days of 'Autumn Aurora'. I have number 390 of 1000 of the elongated cover version, in case anyone was wondering. What a magical album. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to MacabreEternal in What Are You Listening To?   
    Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in What Are You Listening To?   
    Here's a really good lyric video with a nice approach, although it's still very 'flicky'. I love the idea that the lyrics are being typed out on an old typewriter, as if a story is being written - which it more or less is. Our focus is being directed to the lyrics, but I think in this case it works because the lyrics are important to the tune. 
     
    Also, I tend not to enjoy music videos at all as I find them too distracting from the song - hence I think I don't like Behemoth until I actually listen to 'The Satanist' without any videos whatsoever and I realise that it's a pretty happening album!
    Here's an example of a video that works really well for me as it reminds me of my trip through Norway but also because it's got that real rock n roll freedom vibe:
     
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    A few of the latest arrivals: 
    Mercyful Fate - 'Don't Break the Oath'
    Got the 2020 Metal Blade vinyl replica release. It's a beautiful package. 
    Satanic Warmaster - 'Opferblut'
    Been meaning to pick this up for ages, so finally pulled the trigger. Atmospheric, unpretentious, yet emotional and moving. 
    Emyn Muil - 'Elenion Ancalima'
    A flat out rip-off of Summoning, but enjoyable nonetheless. It's Summoning basically. 
    Panopticon - 'Roads to the North'
    Everyone has been raving about this band, so I bought this without having heard them. What a cool album. Kind of hipster black metal mixed with bluegrass Kentucky music. Amazing one man band musicianship. I feel very inferior listening to this. 
    Gehenna - 'First Spell'
    This is the 2014 re-release with no fewer than 10 bonus tracks in the form of demos etc. I just need this for the collection more than any great urge to listen to Gehenna's keyboard heavy black metal. 
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    Balor gave a Damn to MacabreEternal in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    Bolt Thrower ...For Victory and Those Once Loyal CD's.  The debate I have now is whether I complete my collection on CD and get Honour - Valour - Pride and Mercenary also?
     
    Vektor - Black Future CD
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    Balor given a Damn from Jayden_Nucleust in Introduction Ov Me   
    Awesome!
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