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MaxFaust

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About MaxFaust

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  • Birthday 03/09/1963

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    Too old, too cold.
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    Norway
  • Interests
    Les beaux-arts

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  1. MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    The above says "video not available" so I shall give Boris -- a favourite of mine -- with Merzbow -- another favourite -- the accolades they deserve, with respects to the video above the one right above ... a fine 8/10. I love that sort of thing. All they miss to make it a perfect day is Attilla on vocals ... The Cumshots is what's passing for "mainstream death'n'roll" in Norway these days.
  2. MaxFaust

    Heavy Metal and Monarchy

    The King, by Equinox ... from back in ye aulde days ... 86 or 87, I believe.
  3. MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    Dude, that's cheating. Everybody loves Rotting Christ !!! 9/10 ... and the one off clean ten is only on account of the fact that they've made better songs than this specific one ... which is still vastly superior to most of the boring droll out there.
  4. MaxFaust

    Heavy Metal and Monarchy

    Very well. If you accept the premise that Ghost represents the metal form of Catholicism, the you should accept Devin Townsend as a representative of the principle of royal succession (by the grace of god). PS ... I am mostly looking like the bearded dude, whereas Devin looks a lot like my son.
  5. MaxFaust

    80's and 90's metal vs. nowdays metal

    Seriously, guys. How is this even a discussion? It's painfully obvious that whatever and whoever is alive to carry on the metal torch RIGHT NOW trumps whatever came before by default. Who cares how great Judas Priest used to be or what a great guy Lemmy was in life? FFS ... look to the future. That's where shit happens. No disrsepect to the ancestors, but be real.
  6. MaxFaust

    What Are You Listening To?

    On high rotation on my car CD player right now: Venom -- Black Metal
  7. MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    Heh ... Ritual Carnage playing their song "Scars of Battle". This is my kind of shit. How to rate it? If I was at a show I'd say FUCKING ACE DUDE !!! with blood running down my crushed face ... but on record it's not really rising above the standard enough to warrant more than a solid 5/10.
  8. MaxFaust

    Thoughts on metal and negativity

    This is abso-fucking-lutely correct. What y'all young ones may not think about right now is ... where does this leave me 30 years down the road? As a time travelling reporter who's been there and seen that, I can inform you that you stand to gain exactly fuck all by giving up your independence of mind and body. Those who did invariably became old and fat and boring. Yeah they got some money, a bit of job security and a fine car or whatever, but they lost their souls. Keep that in mind, boys and girls. This battle isn't over until they start shovelling dirt down over your cold dead body.
  9. MaxFaust

    Thoughts on metal and negativity

    That's generally called ritual magic. The point is "intellectual decompression". People do it in many ways. Playing loud music and headbanging is helpful for dealing with edgy emotions. It's an outlet which is separated from the actual context those feelings exist within (that's what makes it ritual), but it's quite real, that fact notwithstanding, so that it works according to its purpose, without being the purpose in and of itself (that's what makes it magic). Some thoughts on "Optimistic Nihilism":
  10. MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    Oh, so that's what you think happened here? Pathetic. "Prog" has existed since the fucking 60s, man. During the 80s it was about Yes, Marillion, etc. There was no such thing as "prog metal" until quite recently. Queensryche was considered hair metal at least until they released Operation Mindcrime (after which they started to be taken more seriously). Trying to retrofit that shit and rewrite history (to support your own position of authority) won't work until all those who can actually remember how it went down have died out.
  11. MaxFaust

    Metal Mythology

    No matter how high your quality of life may be, you're still going get old, get sick, and ultimately die. That's like the most predictable thing of all. As for Buddhist metal, I'd look to Japan. If Hindu (which is to Buddhism what the Catholic church is to Lutherans) does it, I have been quite fond of Rudra -- name for the Hindu storm god, like Thor or Zeus -- for quite some time. The blazing chariot refers, of course, to the scene from the Mahabharata, when Krishna tells Arjuna about the futility of life, death and suffering, also known as Bhagvad Ghita. (Relevant to the subject matter.)
  12. MaxFaust

    80's and 90's metal vs. nowdays metal

    It seems unlikely that SunnO))) is ever going to be the future of anything, let alone metal. I like some of what they're doing but it's all too intellectual and avantgarde. I'd categorize them with Chrome, Tuxedomoon and the Residents (or why not Merzbow?) rather than any metal band, save perhaps for some artists at the doomsier end of the scale. As for the rebel thing, I think the age of metal being controversial is a bygone era. Even black metal is mainstream here, for instance. They get support from the government, FFS. Nor are the metal kids so few and far inbetween that it's considered a safe thing to do to beat on them. Times change.
  13. MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    Have I said that I dislike Queenryche? Or that they were "fake"? I said that they were among the better of the "light metal" bands. Besides, you're misquoting me. I said the position was weak, not the argument. Enough ad hominem though. Taste is ill suited for debate.
  14. MaxFaust

    Metal Mythology

    Dude ... are you ever on the wrong planet. Life means suffering and inevitable death, probably in scary and painful ways. That's a fact. So buckle up and be ready.
  15. MaxFaust

    Heavy Metal and Monarchy

    I don't think I properly understand the question. However, from what I can see. lots of "power metal" bands have monarchist ideas going on in their lyrics and general symbolism. And as far as "star worship" (with courts and security officers and shit) goes, that's been common since the days of Elvis, haven't it?
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