How to know your genre is being assimilated

15 06 11 - 18:22

If you needed confirmation the proles are running the show:


Like a stunning, stylized nightmare, Mike Hill's first ground-rattling growl on Path of Totality is "CHAOS REIGNS." It's enough to conjure that memorable scene from Lars Von Trier's controversial film, Antichrist, in which a self-disemboweling fox cryptically and prophetically utters these two words to Willem Defoe's character. If anything, it sets the tone for a dark, fully absorbing listen on Tombs' second album.

With Path of Totality, out June 7, the Brooklyn metal trio takes its disparate influences and distills an expansive palette using thick, controlled brushstrokes. The industrial sledgehammer of Godflesh meets the blast-beated darkness of early Darkthrone in "To Cross the Land," while "Vermillion" intones a sinister psychedelic swirl over an impressive rhythm section preparing for war. The atmospheric Goth-rock of The Cure presides over "Passageways" and "Black Heaven," as the dead-eyed stare of Swans — the members of Tombs are admittedly huge fans — lurks in unlit corridors. But while the band's wide-ranging music libraries are on display, Path of Totality functions as something new, mostly because its extremity is tempered by a dynamic push and pull, accentuated by the spacious production of John Congleton, whose diverse clientele includes Explosions in the Sky, Baroness, Modest Mouse and St. Vincent. - National People's Radio


Wow, look it has lots of different stuff in it. Translation: no direction.

Looks like a big-name indie producer made it. Translation: "post-metal" means indie with slow drums and distortion.

It's on NPR. Translation: it's OK by government and industry, thus as far from underground as you can get, no matter how underground it pretends to be.

fourteen comments

Metal Nigger

This article is elitist and everyone who visits this site are shit.

Metal Nigger - 15-06-’11 19:34
Kontinual Adventures

What is Kontinual doing in front of the mirror with his eyes closed?
A: He’s trying to watch himself sleep.

Kontinual is walking down the street with a parrot on his shoulder. A curious woman asks him: “Does that animal talk?” “I’m not sure” the parrot responds.

Kontinual ordered a pizza. When asked if he wanted the pizza sliced in six or twelve slices, he replied: “Only six slices man, I don’t think I could eat twelve”.

A helicopter crashes in a cemetery. It is reported that 64 dead were wounded, and yeah Kontinual is a moron.

The good think about Kontinual Adventures is that they are not jokes but anecdotes.

Kontinual Adventures - 15-06-’11 19:59
born after 1987

I’m so sad Jon Nödtveidt is dead. He was one of the last true black metallers!

born after 1987 - 15-06-’11 21:37
Levy_Spearmen

We want Kontinual epithets!

Levy_Spearmen - 15-06-’11 21:42
fuck off you fag poser

@ born after 1987
I’m so sad you’ve down-syndrome, you’ll tell people you like metal music and then all their prejudices will be legitimized.

fuck off you fag poser - 15-06-’11 21:59
Adrian McCoy

Why don’t you take your anger out to the sites of such speech? It’s a little more productive than merely sticking to the wankery and autofellatio of this website.

Adrian McCoy - 15-06-’11 22:16
retarded buttpirate

HAR HAR HAR!!! BEND OVER YOUNG LADDY AND LET ME SAIL ME MEATSHIP INTO YOUR HAIRLESS HARBOR!! HAR HAR HAR!!! YA LIKE THAT DUN’T YA? STAP CRYING FER FOCKS SAKE LADDY! YA WANTED TO BE A PIRATE DEEDN’T YA? HAR HAR HAR!!!

retarded buttpirate - 15-06-’11 23:57
Jack Sparrow

^Alestorm could use that for a refrain !

Jack Sparrow - 16-06-’11 00:23
half nigger, half polak; all gay

New Morbid Angel giving me serious boners! First time I listened to ‘I’m Morbid’ I had to masturbate in a bucket of kfc to calm down, then shove a sausage up my anus. You’re just a bunch of elitist nerds, the new M.A. is really innovative an’ shit. Superficially, aesthetically – it’s so unique!

half nigger, half polak; all gay - 16-06-’11 00:34
Mohammed Atta

KILL THEM MUTHAFUCKININDIES!

BACK TO OBITUARY ’89, “ALTARS OF MADNESSAND DISEMBOWELMENT!

AND CRASH THE WHOLE GADDAFI AIRFORCE UNTO ALL THE SHITTY RADIO STATIONS OFFERING SUCH A CRAP TO THE BORN AFTER 1987 SCUMKIDS.

:)

Mohammed Atta - 16-06-’11 00:36
Shut up Brett

“It’s on NPR. Translation: it’s OK by government and industry, thus as far from underground as you can get, no matter how underground it pretends to be.”

C’mon, we all know Brett Stevens is a Christian who if he ruled America would turn it back into a 40’s, 50’s ideal. So whether they’re approved by NPR or not, the ANUS staff are a bunch of moralist who’ve assimilated a culture that completely is against what they stand for. Most metalheads/bands are angry, porn watching drug abusers. Anus.com staff are elitist douchebags who get their anus bleached every and claim their nihilist but they’re “trascendental atheist”. Does this add up? No.

Shut up Brett - 16-06-’11 05:21
you SUCK

This blog article (not the one being quoted) is so eye-rollingly insipid I groaned out loud while reading it. Metal was never underground you dumb faggots, it was ALWYAS OK by government and industry or Judas Priest would have never gotten their shitty videos about 14 year olds playing arcade games (their mainstay audience to this day) aired on MTV.

you SUCK - 16-06-’11 08:05
you SUCK

I was eating my own ass when I wrote the previous comment. 4give ME

you SUCK - 16-06-’11 08:51
you SUCK

No I wasn’t, you fucking liar!

you SUCK - 16-06-’11 12:20


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