Set 15 2011, 19:55 di HiroakiP
Ago 19 2010, 14:24 di vikingligrveldihttp://static.rateyourmusic.com/lk/f/s/967b556cbbb3f32955afa4025010eaf2/3282640.jpg
Something is said to be transcendent when it exceeds the ordinary and even the best, yet this form of transcendence is a perverted caricature. Man no longer knows where his place in the universe is; his existence is no longer derived from something higher than himself. More specifically, what is greater than him today is but a machine that crushes, dissects, exploits and uses him, thus making a production tool out of him. Man is looked upon from a mechanical point of view: brain, neurons, hormones, genes, and a body devoid of breath and energy. Considered as such, Man lost any reason to exist; suicides are increasing in all environments. Human life no longer has value.
Philosophical questions – Who am I? Where am I? Where am I going? – are shunned questions today; questions considered no longer valid, which make us smile and do not deserve attention. In a world where time is money, asking such questions is a waste of time.
Gen 8 2010, 4:39 di Conservationisthttp://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID10472/images/dark_legions_archive.jpg
Kontinual, editor of the Dark Legions Archive
"In underground metal, there is a youthful coalescence of seemingly disparate ideas, a syncretism. These are rooted in themes of heroism, warfare, death, the beyond, history, endtimes -- indulgent glimpses into worlds beyond the individual and the dreary present, and far from merely temporal or personal concerns. The approach is boundless and powerful, and the music matches."
Interview with Kontinual, editor of the Dark Legions Archive
Bands reviewed in the Dark Legions Archive:
* Abyss, The
* Ancient Rites
* At the Gates
* Averse Sefira
Dic 25 2008, 20:51 di maidenhellMy Doom Radio
Revelling in tension, despair, and dread, Doom Metal prizes atmosphere more than many of Metals other primary subgenres. Doom uses plodding tempos, repeated chords, and thick, distorted, down-tuned guitars to attempt to envelope the listener in a wash of desperate foreboding that can commonly last to the ten minute mark and beyond. Instruments generally keep to the standard guitar, bass, and drums, but it is not unusual to add keyboard passages and backdrops.
Doom vocals can be in any of the predominant Metal styles, but all share a determined attempt to invoke emotional hopelessness and mental anguish. This is further amplified by the lyrical themes of grief, depression, fear, resentment, and suffering that are hallmarks of the style.
The roots of Doom Metal are considered to have been planted in the early 70s work of Black Sabbath. In the early and mid-80s, European artists like Witchfinder General and Candlemass adopted the Doom sound as a full fledged genre unto itself…