Been listening to a lot of Liturgy recently, has any one read their manifesto? It's incredibly smart.
i cba to find the actual document. link please?
from what i just found on google, apparently he thinks black metal should embrace a new sound as an act of healing. is that right? and he thinks its nihilistic qualities should be replaced with affirmative qualities.
as far as i can tell, the Cascadian BM scene is already experimenting with those ideas with their more overt minor scale harmonies and their shifting lyrical focus. most CBM bands still keep that sort of spiritual quality in the lyrics. that obsession with the metaphysical, the personification of nature.
the early bands had contempt for the evil that is Christianity. they wanted to celebrate the old ways, and they could feel the harsh Scandinavian wind in their sound.
these new American bands want to celebrate the beautiful landscape that they are surrounded by before it is choked to death. they feel the mountains, the creeks, and the evergreen in their sound.
anyway, it seems pointless to write it all up into a manifesto.
i just read it and he sounds like a douche. he wants to be some kind of savior to music, a leader of a new age. he calls for a new American BM to completely contrast European BM.
ffs let music happen. it doesn't need your $hit 'manifesto.'
good recs guys. I especially enjoyed Rome's Flowers from Exile.
anyway i'm in the mood for d00m. Disembowelment's Transcendence into the Peripheral is one of my all time favorite albums. i also enjoy Winter and Bell Witch but don't know any other good death/doom at all. hit me with whatever you've got.
and as for more 'traditional' doom, is there anything out there similar to Pallbearer? i'm in love with Sorrow and Extinction.
a few specific things... what are some good albums that came out recently (i.e. last 2 years) that i might not have heard? i'm also looking or something gr1m and köld like Paysage D'Hiver. and something 'magical' that transports you to another place... like Summoning or Lustre
title track from the new summoning album leaked!!!!!!!111!!
i haven't played my instrument seriously in a long time. no metronome or technique practice, barely any theory study, no full recordings, just some random riff writing, hardly anything that could be called a composition. i don't even break out my good amp or my nice guitar when i play anymore.
whenever i try composing, i never think its any good and end up scrapping it before the idea has been fully explored. my best moments come in spontaneity when i feel melancholic or lonely. I can sit in the dark with a guitar for an hour fully developing ideas in improvisation, but i don't feel like stopping to remember, write down or record all the subtleties and variations and nuances... the task takes too much and ruins my moment of catharsis
i'm becoming increasingly frustrated at my inability to convey certain emotions in my compositions... i feel like the formality of sitting down and composing doesn't capture my most raw, creative paradigms
when i actually write things down, my songs end up just being riff 1, riff 2, riff 3, riff 4, riff 5, all simply repeating in even times, no creative arrangements or transitions or fully fleshed out ideas
tonight i will attempt to start an idea i've had for an album for some time... it will be a cold, melancholic black metal record. seemingly minimalistic and trance like, subtle variations creeping into the listener's mind as the songs progress... low fi synths playing just one long quiet note at a time to add a razor like edge in parts or to provide a tranquil 'home note' underneath a cacophony of dissonance... sparse vocals recorded with 100% commitment, absolute intensity and emotion in the voice... field recordings of my surroundings between each long track..
i feel like i need to write this album to end a chapter in my life. it's going to be like climbing a mountain for me...
where are you right now? what space does your mind occupy?
is it just me or has this board died in terms of activity and # of posts?
i didn't come on for a good 2 or 3 years and now it seems like nobody wants to talk about black metal and there are far fewer threads being made. the album of the month series is gone, and metal radio is gone too. many of the old trolls, elitists and attention hos are gone as well.
maybe metal is for kids and everyone else is just growing up? do you see a lot of people 'grow out' of metal? i feel like my tastes have just changed... i used to be really into the classic bands and thrash, folk metal, traditional metal... now most of what i listen to is black metal or post metal. it seems less 'obvious' in a way to me. more artistic...
Been listening to Wodensthrone's Loss and Primordial's To The Nameless Dead a lot lately and I'm really liking it. Any recs for other bands with similar sounds? I really like Wodensthrone's production - it's not super crisp, but it's not hissy and muddy like a lot of lowfi productions I've heard before - and I really like the folk elements in both artists' sound. Any recs?
you've probably heard of a lot of them but there's definitely something in that list that you would like
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can i get some non metal recs? anything really. i'm open to anything.
and also some really depressing metal? i'm looking for both black metal like beherit that says f*** this world and some doom or depressive black metal that just tears your heart in two and makes you wanna cry
i didn't read the thread but i'm adding my 2 cents
you can easily switch keys around by playing a V of V progression. Any chord can easily be resolved by playing another chord that is a fifth down. This can be done over and over again in succession and still sound good. Jazz artists often play a V of V with dominant chords.
i've always picked the backwards mart friedman way. it's just how i played initially and was always most comfortable to me. I hit a plateau and my speed and fluencey has not improved for some time. I've noticed that I have been using a lot of finger-thumb movement to pick.
I want to shift my grip back to the 'normal way' and pick only from the wrist, but the grip is making it really hard.
When I pick, my 3 free fingers keep scraping against the the strings and this causes an uncomfortable chafing sensation. With the normal grip, it is hard for me to angle the pick correctly. I'm also finding it really hard to palm mute this way.
What is the proper way to hold the pick and what is the proper positioning of your arm/hand? it's really annoying that i can't keep my fingers off of the strings
Hey, I've been playing for about 3 years and I mainly play my own stuff. I never learn full songs by other bands so I basically just know a bunch of useless riffs. I wanna build a little setlist of full songs I can play by other bands. What are some easy to intermediate metal songs that have tabs here on UG? I'm mainly into death and thrash metal. Stuff like Akercocke, Kreator, Morbid Angel, Death, Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Autopsy, Behemoth, Nile, Suffocation, Opeth, Metallica, Vader, Sepultura, Decapitated etc. Nothing too hard and some stuff that sounds with just one guitar and no band behind me.