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On 1/11/2021 at 5:52 PM, Balor said:

I was talking about bands like Venom and Bathory.  I realized earlier this year that I had never listened to a Bathory album all of the way through - though I had listened to many tracks.  At least I managed to change that.  Haha

I always wanted to write good black metal, but I have realized that I do not really have a mind for composing it.  I still try every now and then to do so, but I think I am overall better suited to noise. 

It's really hard to balance work/life stuff with hobbies.  That was the main reason that I have essentially stopped painting.  I used to paint a lot of model kits and wargaming stuff.  I like to think that I had some skill, and I hope it will come back when I start back up again.  What do you paint?

Balor good to hear from you, ok well at least youve heard some of bathory all the way through. For some albums this is best way to listen to them. I rarely get the chance to listen to an album all the way through so am looking forward to opportunity's this year. Was listening to bathory all way through better experience than just individual tracks?

Sounds like you got good at the painting models and war gaming stuff. What kind of models and war models were they? Was it Warhammer? 

Last year my best stuff was abstract art with the tie dye effect. I did some interesting stuff. Sounds horrible but it worked well and I got some good feedback too. It was a bit phsyodelic which wasn't the intention. Just how it worked out but I liked it. That and simple cartoons in a style that kids like. Turtles, Dolpins, pizza man ha ha ha and others. It was fun. So quite eclectic. 

Maybe re black metal composing you need to find yourself a teacher who can help you along with that maybe that could help you get some stuff done.  Obviously good you can do the noise music. Will you release it one day. 

 

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30 minutes ago, blaaacdoommmmfan said:

Balor good to hear from you, ok well at least youve heard some of bathory all the way through. For some albums this is best way to listen to them. I rarely get the chance to listen to an album all the way through so am looking forward to opportunity's this year. Was listening to bathory all way through better experience than just individual tracks?

Sounds like you got good at the painting models and war gaming stuff. What kind of models and war models were they? Was it Warhammer? 

Last year my best stuff was abstract art with the tie dye effect. I did some interesting stuff. Sounds horrible but it worked well and I got some good feedback too. It was a bit phsyodelic which wasn't the intention. Just how it worked out but I liked it. That and simple cartoons in a style that kids like. Turtles, Dolpins, pizza man ha ha ha and others. It was fun. So quite eclectic. 

Maybe re black metal composing you need to find yourself a teacher who can help you along with that maybe that could help you get some stuff done.  Obviously good you can do the noise music. Will you release it one day. 

 

Listening to the album felt more or less the same.  I don't think that Bathory is one of those bands where each track flows into the next, and the album is a unified whole so much as a collection of great tracks.  I will probably get along in the future by just checking in with a few favorite tracks every once in a while.

Yes, they were Warhammer stuff - mostly demons.

Your art sounds interesting!  Have you posted any on the art thread here?

I have thought about looking for a teacher before, but it sort of sounds wrong for the genre.  Total self-sufficiency feels like some sort of an ideal for authentic bm, and I would like to try and aim for that.  Noise just takes practice - no previous musical experience is necessary.  Hopefully I will do a real release one day, as I have only participated in a few online-only compilations so far (one of which was, in hindsight, sort of a joke).

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On 1/13/2021 at 11:35 PM, Balor said:

Listening to the album felt more or less the same.  I don't think that Bathory is one of those bands where each track flows into the next, and the album is a unified whole so much as a collection of great tracks.  I will probably get along in the future by just checking in with a few favorite tracks every once in a while.

Yes, they were Warhammer stuff - mostly demons.

Your art sounds interesting!  Have you posted any on the art thread here?

I have thought about looking for a teacher before, but it sort of sounds wrong for the genre.  Total self-sufficiency feels like some sort of an ideal for authentic bm, and I would like to try and aim for that.  Noise just takes practice - no previous musical experience is necessary.  Hopefully I will do a real release one day, as I have only participated in a few online-only compilations so far (one of which was, in hindsight, sort of a joke).

Good to hear from you balor. 

Re the black metal teacher. Think hardest part would be finding a teacher in the first place.maybe online teacher. There's got to be legit ones. You might even get a black metal legend to teach as covid may mean there teaching as income, although not convinced abbath would be good teacher ?, amazing guitarist yes but teacher ?Once you done few lessons why not. You could learn a few techniques even if you didn't go the whole way.

 

Re your noise music Yeah I and a few others look forward to the day you put a link to your noise music on the site. Also great you got some stuff online released too even if one was not serious which is a shame. 

 

With re to bathory I know what you mean, there's albums I got where I like all the tracks but listening to whole album doesn't add anything. Then again latest pallbearer album sounds so much better played in full. 

 

Cool will look out for the thread here re art. 

 

Good luck with the music in 2021

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