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20 hours ago, navybsn said:

Some fairly tragic shit going on at Casa Navy this week. We lost my wife's father unexpectedly under gruesome circumstances. She's an only child and I was pretty close to him too. It's been a rough few days, so music choices are pretty chill. 

Rush - Presto - this is my go to comfort album. I can't begin to think how many times I've listened to it in my life, but it has to be tops on my all time play count. This is the one that got me into Rush. Not a bad song to be found.

Opeth - Damnation - I don't know if Mikael intended to, but this is the perfect album to mourn to. Perfectly captures the emotion of unexpected loss.

Mastodon - Once More Around the Sun - this was in rotation up until we got the news. Maybe not their high point, but it's the one I keep going back to.

My condolences as well. I have lost my father a month ago as well quite unexpectedly so I know what you are going through. 

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Thanks @Sheol. It's a slog at the moment dealing with funeral planning and estate stuff, not to mention an emotional wife with a hair trigger. But we'll get through it. Been through worse and survived. Everything in life, including life itself is temporary.

Sorry to hear about your father @JohanV. Mine passed last year. I wasn't particularly close to him. He was a bit of a scumbag, but it still hurt. Hoping it gets better for you as the days go on.

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Fuck. So much fuckin' death 'round here lately man. I've never been any good at death.

When famous people or strangers die I rarely feel much of anything at all to be honest, even when it's a musician or artist or actor whose work meant a lot to me, which has led me to wonder at times if maybe there's something wrong with me.

When people close to me have lost loved ones then I feel empathy for them and their loss if not necessarily sadness for the actual person who has died. But I never quite know what to say to the survivors as I know from persoanal experience that mere words are generally inadequate for these types of situations. Standard stuff like "Deepest sympathies" or "My condolences" or "Sorry for your loss" or "If there's anything I can do" seem trite, empty, banal and stupid to me. I often feel like if I can't come up with something more or better than just that then maybe I shouldn't say anything at all.

When I've lost people close to me I've always felt more than a little uncomfortable with the outpouring of sympathetic rhetoric I've received from friends, coworkers, acquaintances and strangers alike. And that's not because I don't appreciate their condolences, it's mostly because I honestly just don't know what to say to them in return. "Thank you" seems trite and stupid while "it's ok don't worry about it" sounds cold, unfeeling and stupid too. "Shut up" would be downright rude and inappropriate.

I guess I don't like death because it's just about the only social situation I can think of that can leave me feeling awkward and at a loss for words. A feeling I'm not used to and don't like at all, so I do what I can to avoid it. But that's selfish of me I suppose, when a friend, acquaintance or someone close to me has lost someone dear to them I shouldn't be making it all about me and my feelings.

So for Navy, FA and Johnny5 as well as anyone else who may have lost someone close to them recently, know that I am truly sorry for all of your losses. 

 

Type O Negative - Everyone I Love Is Dead

 

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5 hours ago, navybsn said:

Thanks @Sheol. It's a slog at the moment dealing with funeral planning and estate stuff, not to mention an emotional wife with a hair trigger. But we'll get through it. Been through worse and survived. Everything in life, including life itself is temporary.

Sorry to hear about your father @JohanV. Mine passed last year. I wasn't particularly close to him. He was a bit of a scumbag, but it still hurt. Hoping it gets better for you as the days go on.

In the emoticons there needs to be something equivalent to Radar saluting the helicopter when Henry Blake takes off in the third season of M*A*S*H*. 

Anyway, hails @navybsn and @JohanV

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Tbh, I don't think there actually is an appropriate response, nor way to express sympathy. It's all weird, awkward and self-conscious. I think in general it's better to say something, even if it's a cliché than not say anything at all because then it feels like the other person doesn't even think of you and your loss.

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Death - Human - now I think back, Lack of Comprehension was one of the first death tracks I ever heard and oddly this album is one of my least played Death records.  Relapse re-release/reissue so has instrumental and demo tracks on second disc which I don't think I have ever listened to.

Mutilation Barbecue - s/t - dumb name for a meat n' potatoes death metal EP that has no fucks left to give.  Concise and to the point.  Does what it says on the tin.

Mork - Katedralen - one of my recent bm band discoveries and fast becoming one of my preferred "safe" bm records of 2021.

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8 hours ago, MacabreEternal said:

Death - Human - now I think back, Lack of Comprehension was one of the first death tracks I ever heard and oddly this album is one of my least played Death records.  Relapse re-release/reissue so has instrumental and demo tracks on second disc which I don't think I have ever listened to.

Mutilation Barbecue - s/t - dumb name for a meat n' potatoes death metal EP that has no fucks left to give.  Concise and to the point.  Does what it says on the tin.

Mork - Katedralen - one of my recent bm band discoveries and fast becoming one of my preferred "safe" bm records of 2021.

That Mork is a banger.

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3 hours ago, Sheol said:

Mörk and Afsky are playing in my town in November. We'll see if Covid is under control by then (all restritions are lifted tomorrow). Never heard Mörk so I'll have to investigate.

Fuck off Johan! I sadly agreed to go see Jinjer and Suicide Motherfucking Silence in Brooklyn in November so you'd better drag your lazy ass down to that show. Do it for me. The General commands you. Mörk and Afsky?!? I'd find that pathetic tour sneak backstage and kill every member of Jinjer and Suicide Silence with my bare fucking hands if I thought there was a slim chance they could get Mörk and Afsky to replace them.

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Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta I - Fathers of the Icy Age

This landing yesterday on vinyl virtually sealed the deal on it being in my top three of the week.  Less ambient than the debut and I think it benefits from it really.  The cleaner vocals/chants do not sit as well with me as I had first realised (in fact I would say they are out of time in more than one place) but those exquisite leads do fill the air around them superbly.

Necrophagist - Epitaph

Oddly I had only ever bothered with Onset of Putrefaction before this week and so when the sophomore came up in conversation this week I ended up having a great time listening to this again.  For a technical death metal album it does not stray into wankery at any point.  In fact, both the tracks and the album length overall are quite succinct, showcasing the talent on display well without getting into ego massaging territory.  Another release with sublime leads.

Just the two this week.

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On 9/28/2021 at 4:33 PM, GoatmasterGeneral said:

Fuck off Johan! I sadly agreed to go see Jinjer and Suicide Motherfucking Silence in Brooklyn in November so you'd better drag your lazy ass down to that show. Do it for me. The General commands you. Mörk and Afsky?!? I'd find that pathetic tour sneak backstage and kill every member of Jinjer and Suicide Silence with my bare fucking hands if I thought there was a slim chance they could get Mörk and Afsky to replace them.

Hahaha ah well, I shall do as the General commands then

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