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    Balor given a Damn from salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Exercises in Futility" - Mgla
    "Wolf's Lair Abyss" - Mayhem
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    Balor given a Damn from True Belief in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Exercises in Futility" - Mgla
    "Wolf's Lair Abyss" - Mayhem
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Exercises in Futility" - Mgla
    "Wolf's Lair Abyss" - Mayhem
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    Balor gave a Damn to BlutAusNerd in Controversial Metal Opinions   
    Here's the thing though, the riffs and melodies from the guitar and/or vocal lines are the hooks. Metal had never, and will never, need the kinds of saccharine hooks that pop music uses. It's basically the antithesis of metal. Combining metal with pop music isn't innovative, it has only served to dumb down the genre for mass consumption from the many failed attempt and identities it has taken on. This is not to say that metal can't be catchy, but the chorus even from a mainstream classic metal song is still a long way from the ones used in bubblegum J-pop. If you think metal doesn't have any new ideas, you're simply not paying attention. Just as always, the retro and safe sounding bands get the press and the attention, you usually have to dig for something that's daring. Is it daring to mix metal with pop/punk or J-pop? Not really. It's just a way to try to marginalize and reduce metal to a kind of guitar distortion, which is the only way that people who don't want to think about the music they're hearing seem to he able to view it. This kind of synthesis brings it down to their level, but it benefits no one.

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    Balor gave a Damn to MacabreEternal in Controversial Metal Opinions   
    The crux of the point here is that if you need accessibility in your Metal and you find the genre lets you down then you might just be not that big on Metal in the first place/anymore.  That’s no more a controversial thing to say than the “babymetal is the best thing to happen to Metal..” statement is.  It is okay to like other forms of music, just maybe expand your music horizons to non-Metal music as the genre itself conforms in totality to none of what everyone wants.
    It is your responsibility as a music fan to find your own path, I can easily bash Death Metal, Black Metal, Doom whatever for becoming formulaic or staid but I know if I go out there and search for stuff I will find something that will float my boat and pacify me somehow, even if that means me drifting music genres.
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    Balor given a Damn from deathstorm in Decrepitude   
    I am recording new music.  A second demo may be on the horizon...
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    Balor given a Damn from Will in Decrepitude   
    I am recording new music.  A second demo may be on the horizon...
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in Decrepitude   
    My two cents: Bandcamp is fantastic once you have a finished product, even a decent-quality demo. The streaming works very well, but the site is geared towards selling downloads and it's more of a space for official releases. YouTube and SoundCloud are better for single tracks and less finished "work in progress" demos, stuff that you can post to share and then just take down once it's no longer relevant. I dislike SoundCloud for several of the reasons mentioned, and I think the social aspect of that site is poorly executed; I've been using YouTube and Bandcamp for years with no complaints.
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in What's on your mind?   
    Conversations like this make me glad I'm broke. The siren song is real.
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    Balor gave a Damn to BlutAusNerd in What's on your mind?   
    It doesn't matter how much you acquire, it only gets worse. It's an endless fucking black hole, and I willingly let it drag me into its vortex, for I am weak.

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    Balor gave a Damn to BlutAusNerd in Controversial Metal Opinions   
    In either case, they can't really qualify as "overrated metal bands" if they don't meet the base criteria of being metal bands. So, whereas I would view many of these groups as more overrated than Metallica, Metallica would likely be the most overrated band that fits into the metal genre.

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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in Most anticipated albums of 2018   
    Dissonance has really been gaining steam lately, both in death and black metal. Gorguts, Ulcerate, Deathspell Omega, Abyssal, Mitochondrion, Ad Nauseam, Artificial Brain, Ingurgitating Oblivion, Suffering Hour, Setentia, Sunless, Pyrrhon, Zhrine, Plebeian Grandstand, Voidthrone, Mortichnia, Imperial Triumphant, Dodecahedron, Ulsect, Portal, Thantifaxath, Krallice, Okazaki Fragments, and Jute Gyte have all put out distinctive albums I've really enjoyed over the past two or three years. I'm forgetting some, and I would guess you know some of those bands already, especially from the black metal side of things, but I'd recommend checking out any of them you haven't heard already.
    Oh hey look, BAN posted while I was typing my list. Neat!
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    Balor given a Damn from Fraser in How do you pronounce 'Drudkh?'   
    After rereading it, I think that I get it now (I was just misreading it from the beginning!  Guess I should not become a linguist...).  @Fraser was right.  Thanks for helping me sort this out.
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    Balor given a Damn from Powerslave in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Chimera" - Mayhem
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    Balor given a Damn from Powerslave in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk"- Emperor
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    Balor given a Damn from Powerslave in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Decade of Aggression" - Slayer
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    Balor given a Damn from Sindod in Skols from Iran   
    Welcome!
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    Balor given a Damn from MacabreEternal in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Vargjult" - Ulvegr
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    Balor given a Damn from Natassja in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk"- Emperor
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    Balor given a Damn from MacabreEternal in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Decade of Aggression" - Slayer
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    Balor given a Damn from MacabreEternal in What Are You Listening To?   
    "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk"- Emperor
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    Balor gave a Damn to BlutAusNerd in What's on your mind?   
    Absolutely epic band practice today, the guys are really locking in. It's sounding better than it ever has, and better even then hearing it in my imagination when conceiving these ideas. I'm beyond elated right now.

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    Balor gave a Damn to Will in Decrepitude   
    I've been meaning to check this out for a couple of days but have been busy with my own shit.
    I listened through your demo, but I'm not usually a huge drone or ambient metal guy, so I don't think my feedback here would be worth much (the best I could do would be something like "it sounded spooky, this part was the spookiest") as I don't really have much of an ear for this area.
    I certainly preferred it to the terrible mumbley SoundCloud rap that played after it for some reason.
    Maybe the bump from this comment will bring this to the attention of someone on the sight who knows what they're talking about.
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    Balor given a Damn from Will in Decrepitude   
    This is the official thread of my musical project Decrepitude.  I hope to explore multiple styles of music ranging from Black Metal to Dark Ambient music.  My influences include Burzum, Drudkh, and Sunn O))).
    Official Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGoYKv4ah1lZs_hnAYm9l5w
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    Balor gave a Damn to RelentlessOblivion in Horror Films   
    Some fine horror films listed here indeed. Hmm what would my list look like? Let's have a crack
     
    1. The Exorcist
    2. The Ring
    3. The Silence Of The Lambs
    4. The Blair Witch Project
    5. The Thing
    6. Let Me In
    7. Halloween (the original, fuck Rob Zombie)afdfasdf6. Alien
    8. Nightmare On Elm Street (again the original)
    9. Dawn Of The Dead (the original)
    10. The Shining
    11. The Grudge
    12. Paranormal Activity
    13. Scream
    14. Psycho
    15. Evil Dead (the original)
     
    Honourable mention to Nosferatu, Dracula (the thirties one), Ju-On, and Ringu.
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