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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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    Les beaux-arts

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  1. MaxFaust

    Heavy Metal Bands

    We got a little stuck in the Mercyful Fate thing. Be that as it may, say any motherfucker whatever they like, MF is "traditional metal" in the best possible way. I'm saying this in an age where even Iced Earth is considered traditional metal ... and fully remembering what a kick it was to discover Melissa for the first time, in 1983. (It might have been 1984 though, when I first heard it. It gets fuzzy trying to remember all the shit from that long ago. Nor does it much matter anymore.) Perhaps the "message" gets confused with the "music" ... because Melissa was radical in its blatant "satanic" style for its time ... even though that path had been explored quite a lot before, only not as musically satisfying. A band like Witchfynde comes to mind ... although most will probably say they were NWOBHM. Here's something I think is "classic" in the traditional metal sense:
  2. MaxFaust

    Favourite lyrics

    Another town another place, Another girl, another face, Another truce, another race, I'm eating junk, feeling bad, Another night, I'm going mad, My woman's leaving, I feel sad, But I just love the life I lead, Another beer is what I need, Another gig my ears bleed, We Are The Road Crew Another town I've left behind, Another drink completely blind, Another hotel I can't find, Another backstage pass for you, Another tube of super glue, Another border to get through, I'm driving like a maniac, Driving my way to hell and back, Another room a case to pack, We Are The Road Crew
  3. MaxFaust

    Rate the song above you!

    That band -- Shadows Fall -- may be a little inspired by Sepultura. Which is far from the worst thing that you can be inspired by, but it's also not what I personally find interesting ... so I'll give it a 5/10 for being able to rock and roll, above the minimum standard. Here's what I bring to the slaughter:
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    Thoughts on metal and negativity

    Aye. I am. Which is probably why all those black metal boys like me so much. There's nothing admireable about the human race. We're basically just stupid monkeys, not even smart enough to recognise the good shit that we've got. So we fuck it up and turn it all to worthless crap. Again and again, with the idiot dance of "success" and sieg heil to the industry and corporate mindlessness. BTW ... the word "occult" means hidden. As in hidden from sight, from the obviousity of rational thought and logic. In many ways, sex is occult ... because it's a thing that's hidden and feared, something that everybody has to figure out for themselves, what it means and how they wish to relate to it, but it's an important thing to most people so it will not be denied.
  5. MaxFaust

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

    I don't mean to sound as if the old stuff is worthless. Fuck me if I do! The problem is rather that I know a lot of guys who got stuck in their perfect loop, like when they were young and good looking and all the music was radical and impressive ... whereas now they are fat and gone, working with some bullshit that destroys the earth, whilst trying to deny their own kids the pleasure of discovering rock'n'roll on their own terms. But what can you do? That's how life rolls. You will see.
  6. 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.
  7. MaxFaust

    Heavy Metal and Monarchy

    The King, by Equinox ... from back in ye aulde days ... 86 or 87, I believe.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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    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.
  11. MaxFaust

    What Are You Listening To?

    On high rotation on my car CD player right now: Venom -- Black Metal
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    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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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":
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    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.