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  1. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    17 Jun '11 13:15
    http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/21849/Norwegian-Diplomats-Trained-In-Black-Metal

    Does this add to Norway's awesomeness?

    Discuss.
  2. 17 Jun '11 14:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/21849/Norwegian-Diplomats-Trained-In-Black-Metal

    Does this add to Norway's awesomeness?

    Discuss.
    If "awsomeness" equals "barbarity", yes.

    Black Metal is just viking raping and pillaging translated to the auditive (I hesitate to call it "musical" ) domain. It's only awesome if you've never been at the wrong end of it. Uncultured savages, the lot of'em.

    Richard
  3. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    19 Jun '11 05:10
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/21849/Norwegian-Diplomats-Trained-In-Black-Metal

    Does this add to Norway's awesomeness?

    Discuss.
    Yes, yes it does.
    I wish the politicians around here just had a musical bone in their body, let alone get into black metal.

    I've only heard of speed, death and heavy metal before.
    I'm assuming it's called that because of it's lyrical content.
  4. 21 Jun '11 10:47
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/21849/Norwegian-Diplomats-Trained-In-Black-Metal

    Does this add to Norway's awesomeness?

    Discuss.
    ......................... Satan.
  5. 21 Jun '11 10:49 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Yes, yes it does.
    I wish the politicians around here just had a musical bone in their body, let alone get into black metal.

    I've only heard of speed, death and heavy metal before.
    I'm assuming it's called that because of it's lyrical content.
    The name is (probably) derived from Venom's 1982 album "Black Metal".

    I'm guessing you don't know it because you're American, and in the US the popularity of black metal is very limited. In Northern and Eastern Europe and France it's quite popular within the heavy metal subculture though. In Finland especially - probably the only country where heavy metal still has mainstream popularity.
  6. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    22 Jun '11 19:21
    From the bowels! TARANTULA

    http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail141.html
  7. 25 Jun '11 04:12
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    http://www.thegauntlet.com/article/1225/21849/Norwegian-Diplomats-Trained-In-Black-Metal

    Does this add to Norway's awesomeness?

    Discuss.
    I know not this Black Metal you speak of, but Norway needs nothing to prove its awesomeness. Except for a brief falter during WW2 (Quisling), Norwegians have had great and brave leaders, magnificent composers, playwrights, and produced who I think is the greatest artist of all time.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    25 Jun '11 17:29
    Black Metal = Heavy Metal + Satanism
  9. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    26 Jun '11 03:35
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The name is (probably) derived from Venom's 1982 album "Black Metal".

    I'm guessing you don't know it because you're American, and in the US the popularity of black metal is very limited. In Northern and Eastern Europe and France it's quite popular within the heavy metal subculture though. In Finland especially - probably the only country where heavy metal still has mainstream popularity.
    Australian, but yeah... about the same
  10. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    26 Jun '11 03:38
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Australian, but yeah... about the same
    And thrash metal. That's five
  11. 26 Jun '11 14:14
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Black Metal = Heavy Metal + Satanism
    No, not really. First of all, there is Christian-themed black metal (so-called "unblack metal" ), and a musical style is hard to define by its lyrical content.

    Black metal is similar to thrash metal in that it emphasizes speed and blast beat drums, but tends to have even higher speed, intentionally poor production to give an "underground" sound, shrieking high-pitched vocals and en emphasis on tremolo riffs and texture rather than melody. Perhaps the most notorious figure in the Norwegian black metal scene is Varg Vikernes, a.k.a. Burzum, who was convicted of murdering his bandmate and the arson of several historic churches.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXu8M6q6v84

    More recent black metal artists have sometimes incorporated other musical styles into the paradigm, such as (dark) ambient, folk or shoegaze.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dwrrLb-uJQ

    Not sure if this teaches you as much as Norwegian diplomats know though.
  12. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    26 Jun '11 21:44
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    No, not really. First of all, there is Christian-themed black metal (so-called "unblack metal" ), and a musical style is hard to define by its lyrical content.

    Black metal is similar to thrash metal in that it emphasizes speed and blast beat drums, but tends to have even higher speed, intentionally poor production to give an "underground" sound, shri ...[text shortened]... ch?v=6dwrrLb-uJQ

    Not sure if this teaches you as much as Norwegian diplomats know though.
    Whats Meshuggah then? (I have no idea what they're singing about)
  13. 27 Jun '11 14:17
    Originally posted by karoly aczel
    Whats Meshuggah then? (I have no idea what they're singing about)
    They are quite idiosyncratic. I don't attach a lot of importance to labels but I suppose you could say they blend elements of hardcore punk, progressive metal and jazz.
  14. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    27 Jun '11 20:10
    Should British diplomats take a leaf from their Norwegian colleagues' book and familiarise themselves with the rudiments of dubstep? If so, where ought they to begin?
  15. Subscriber karoly aczel
    Fortnite Kid
    03 Jul '11 00:03
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Should British diplomats take a leaf from their Norwegian colleagues' book and familiarise themselves with the rudiments of dubstep? If so, where ought they to begin?
    Learn the double kick drum