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    Balor gave a Damn to Sabazios in Does humour have a place in music?   
    Haha, I mean yeah the tracks on it just gets worse can be considered vaguely songs, that's my fave album by them by the way, but most of their other stuff is literally fuzz and completely random, that was kind of the point tho, the humour!
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    Hey, if it works, it works. A lot of lower mid-level instruments can sound great and be everything you need with the right setup. Good luck with it.
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    Agreed, I always prefer simple - to the point where I've even taken all the electronics out of my main players and wired the pickups straight to the jack. I learned to play on a fixed bridge, and I have habitual approaches to certain techniques (palm muting and tremolo picking for instance) that really don't translate well to a Floyd Rose. A good Floyd set up well on a good guitar can be really fun, but I'm much more at home writing and performing on a Tune-O-Matic.
    These pickups are a little bit "fancy" for my taste but the range of sounds actually seems useful, and I have zero noise coming through my amp for the first time in years. Everything so far seems like an upgrade.
    Ouch, that sucks! I would go nuts if I couldn't play. I've had my main guitar stuck elsewhere for a while before and it's a shitty feeling, I missed it constantly. Any idea when you'll be able to get your hands on it?
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    Balor given a Damn from Sabazios in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    That looks like a really nice guitar!  I like the body shape.
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    Thanks man. It ticked all of the boxes and then some as far as specs go, and the body shape is awesome. Proportionally it's almost identical to my Explorer. And it's a joy to play. I kind of wish they made it with these specs in a natural wood finish, but satin black is just fine.
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    Balor given a Damn from FatherAlabaster in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    That looks like a really nice guitar!  I like the body shape.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Sabazios in Does humour have a place in music?   
    Yeah I was definitely influenced by AxCx lyrically, but we had actual songs too! xD obviously domestic violence is no laughing matter, at all, but the fact that I band would dare to make songs about it is kind of amusing. A bit like comedians like Frankie Boyle or Jimmy Carr, the subject isn't the thing that you're laughing at...
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    Balor gave a Damn to MacabreEternal in New Purchases/Acquisitions   
    So, my Death Sound of Perseverance and my Gorguts "Arrows" tees arrived today and because there was a slight delay the label threw in a Sodom postcard with a note thanking me for my patience and also a Celtic Frost Morbid Tales booklet with interviews and old adverts in (inc. their advert for a drummer).  Little things count.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Sabazios in Does humour have a place in music?   
    I can't say I'd heard of either of those bands before, but Fornicator's demo was entitled "She Died on My Dick", come on if that is not intended as humour I don't know what is! The humour comes from the desire to cause maximum offence, I mean my first band was called Coathanger Abortion and we had a song called "Cot Death" and another called  "No Tears for dead Queers", none of us were homophobic at all, the title was intended to piss as many people off as possible, thus amusing ourselves... I will say that was 20 years ago now so please don't judge too harshly! I'm gonna get kicked out...
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    Balor gave a Damn to Sabazios in Issues with lyrics, content, and rules in the band.   
    Maybe I'm too old skool, but I feel Cultural Appropriation is such a bullshit thing anyway, I mean surely that makes Iron Maiden like Racist or something right? they have songs about ancient Egypt, for example and I don't think they're Egyptian are they? I'm not out to offend anyone, but yeah I think if we had to worry about stuff such as this, well I couldn't use the name Sabazios as I'm not Phrygian... etc...
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    Balor gave a Damn to RobinSpawn in What Are You Listening To?   
    I don't know man, Evangelion is definately my top choice! The drumming in that is absolutely destructive!
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    Balor gave a Damn to noblastbeats in What Are You Listening To?   
    Agreed. It's a true classic.
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    Balor gave a Damn to noblastbeats in What Are You Listening To?   
    Behemoth - The Satanist
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    Balor gave a Damn to Athame in What Are You Listening To?   
    Paysage d' Hiver - S/T
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    Balor gave a Damn to MetallValkyrien in Introduction Ov Me   
    Ah my favirotes is along list, but I will give a small break down as much as I can in no particular order.
    Finntroll, Einsfierum, Burzum, Isengard, Satyricon, Vintersorg, LIK, Armagedda, Darkthrone, Einherjar, Arcturus, Sirenia, Nightwish, Children Of Bodom, Lumsk, Moonsorrow, Myrkgrav, Rammstein, Rakoth, Svartby, Windir, Månegarm, Turmion Kätilöit, Tyr, Type O Negative, Ajattara, Storm, and well many more
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    Balor given a Damn from Jayden_Nucleust in Introduction Ov Me   
    Greetings!  What bands do you like the most?
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    Balor gave a Damn to Vampyrique in Issues with lyrics, content, and rules in the band.   
    Hast thou not, O my  brother, convened with Quetzalcoatl himself and sought permission to appropriate said culture of He? Perhaps a humble token who, extant, represents the whole of the people can grant thee dispensation in accordance with the politica rectitudo of our current sinistral trend in time before it ceases to be?
    How my ironic superiority complex doubly strikes me with pangs of guilt when Nile's music floods my headphones. Rather, it is a vile river of shame that is needlessly bled to their name. How dare it be that such fools can exist without Ra's eternal blessing! 
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    Balor gave a Damn to Requiem in Issues with lyrics, content, and rules in the band.   
    Pretty sure writers, musicians and artists can address topics that are outside their own immediate cultural circles, last time I checked. 
    As a guy with grandparents from Mexico @MattDan, it sounds very much like your own culture anyway.
    Not sure if this post was a joke, spam or what. I smell a bit of a rat, especially as this was your one and only post.  
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    Balor given a Damn from salmonellapancake in What Are You Listening To?   
    Some Japanese free jazz by Masayuki Takayangi.  Very interesting stuff, and I would like to learn more about it.
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    Balor given a Damn from MattDan in Issues with lyrics, content, and rules in the band.   
    I agree with @FatherAlabaster.  So long as your lyrics come from a position of authentic interest or respect, cultural appropriation should not be a problem to any fair-minded person.
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    Balor gave a Damn to FatherAlabaster in Issues with lyrics, content, and rules in the band.   
    Weird. Sorry, this sounds like a bullshit situation. It doesn't sound like cultural appropriation at all, and if you wrote the lyrics, the title should be your choice IMO, unless you have another arrangement in place already. You've got to be on the same page as the people you're playing with. I could see a group turning down something truly objectionable, or maybe having a discussion about what titles and subject matter are the best fit, but this isn't that. Sounds more like ego. If you can live with a compromise and everything else about the band is great, then let it go; if it feels like an important enough issue that you would regret not standing up for yourself, then you should do that.
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    Balor given a Damn from MetallValkyrien in How many of you are using spotify?   
    I will either listen to songs on youtube, or simply purchase cds.  I much prefer owning a physical copy to simply streaming online.
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    Balor gave a Damn to Thrashman in Your Artwork   
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    Balor gave a Damn to JJWO in What Are You Listening To?   
    Drudkh - Golden Horse
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    Balor given a Damn from FatherAlabaster in What Are You Listening To?   
    I think that I will explore his work more over the next few days.  Fran Marder sounds like a good place to go next.
    Also, I just updated my post with the name.
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