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I feel silly posting a "Hi howya doin'" post but Hello! I have always loved heavy metal, from Whitesnake and Sabbath as a little kid to Slipknot (I was a teenager and it was their debut album, come on) to At The Gates in college and Buried at Sea and Napalm Death as an old man in my 30s. It's the best genre.

I like endurance athletic events like running really far and riding my bicycle even farther and I also make my own music and release albums. I make doom/drone metal in one project and make black/death metal in another project. I've been in grindcore and post-hardcore bands and have discussions at work about which nu-metal band was the best with unsuspecting coworkers. I have also given an academic lecture on the history of grindcore from 1981-2006 to a room of about 50 people with zero interest in the topic. 

I have mostly been a grind/death fan until about two years ago when I heard Belphegor's Bondage Goat Zombie and Oathbreaker's Rheia, which made me go down the rabbit hole of black metal and, once you weed out the gross Nazi garbage, is a really amazing style in terms of how noisy, brutal, absolutely ridiculous, and beautiful it can be. 

 

Uh ok cool!

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Welcome. Whereabouts in the city are you? I lived in Brooklyn for about 16 years and I miss it every day.

Gotta say later Belphegor doesn't really do it for me, but I thought they had a solid peak with their blackened DM style on Lucifer Incestus, Goatreich/Fleshcult, and Pestapokalypse VI. Some of the early stuff is good for a laugh. In general I'm a big fan of death metal, black metal, and grind, although I'm not qualified to give a lecture. Hope you enjoy the place.

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4 hours ago, BTAKQ said:

I feel silly posting a "Hi howya doin'" post but Hello! I have always loved heavy metal, from Whitesnake and Sabbath as a little kid to Slipknot (I was a teenager and it was their debut album, come on) to At The Gates in college and Buried at Sea and Napalm Death as an old man in my 30s. It's the best genre.

I like endurance athletic events like running really far and riding my bicycle even farther and I also make my own music and release albums. I make doom/drone metal in one project and make black/death metal in another project. I've been in grindcore and post-hardcore bands and have discussions at work about which nu-metal band was the best with unsuspecting coworkers. I have also given an academic lecture on the history of grindcore from 1981-2006 to a room of about 50 people with zero interest in the topic. 

I have mostly been a grind/death fan until about two years ago when I heard Belphegor's Bondage Goat Zombie and Oathbreaker's Rheia, which made me go down the rabbit hole of black metal and, once you weed out the gross Nazi garbage, is a really amazing style in terms of how noisy, brutal, absolutely ridiculous, and beautiful it can be. 

 

Uh ok cool!

I don't think anyone else here can say they have given a lecture on grindcore so a very unique asset to the forum.  Welcome.

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On 8/7/2019 at 11:17 PM, FatherAlabaster said:

Welcome. Whereabouts in the city are you? I lived in Brooklyn for about 16 years and I miss it every day.

Gotta say later Belphegor doesn't really do it for me, but I thought they had a solid peak with their blackened DM style on Lucifer Incestus, Goatreich/Fleshcult, and Pestapokalypse VI. Some of the early stuff is good for a laugh. In general I'm a big fan of death metal, black metal, and grind, although I'm not qualified to give a lecture. Hope you enjoy the place.

Thanks! I lived in Brooklyn for a couple years but when my wife and I moved in together we relocated to The Bronx. 

 

On 8/8/2019 at 11:31 AM, Balor said:

Welcome.  What did you give the lecture for?

A friend of mine was doing a performance art circuit where people not in the education field choose a topic they know a lot about and give a lecture on it at a redesigned music venue. Other topics that evening were ape archaeology and alien sighting history in the Southwestern US. 

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20 hours ago, BTAKQ said:

A friend of mine was doing a performance art circuit where people not in the education field choose a topic they know a lot about and give a lecture on it at a redesigned music venue. Other topics that evening were ape archaeology and alien sighting history in the Southwestern US. 

That's a cool idea.  Sounds like an interesting event.

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