RC  

Go Back   Ultimate Metal Forum > Heavy Metal Forums > RC
Register FAQ Donate Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack (9) Thread Tools
Old December 19th, 2007, 10:58 PM   2 links from elsewhere to this Post. Click to view. #9751 (permalink)
MajestikMøøse
Membrum virile
 
MajestikMøøse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Not Siberia
Posts: 22,257
then the resultant question is


pics?
__________________
.
MajestikMøøse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #9752 (permalink)
skeptik
Senior Member
 
skeptik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 24,416
Holy shit, Hellmike, all other Scandinavians and anyone else who can feasibly make this show: IF YOU DO NOT GO TO THIS SHOW, YOU ARE A FAGGOT



Unfuckingreal...I wish I could go to this myself.
skeptik is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 12:34 AM   #9753 (permalink)
NAD
Beardless Mystic
 
NAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kapiti Plain
Posts: 36,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Susperia View Post
http://www.doubleviking.com/hi-5-the...ct-6528-p.html

What the hell has Kiera Knightley been in? I've yet to see any of her movies........However I don't really watch movies, so that's probably why...
She can't act for shit. I like those other 4 though, acting and sexiness.
__________________
NAD is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 04:32 AM   #9754 (permalink)
Conspicuously Absent
Linguistically Confused
 
Conspicuously Absent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Berlin
Posts: 8,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doomcifer View Post
I can relate 1238972347893742% ...Friends/Family get mad at me for not ever calling them. I just hate talking on the phone. It's so awkward most of the time after the first 2 minutes.
+2 people here. I like emails. Even MSN is better (webcam helps there too, at least I can see my parents when I talk to them without having to use the stupid phone).
__________________
Conspicuously Absent is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 06:16 AM   #9755 (permalink)
Hell Mike
fuck melodic black metal
 
Hell Mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Norrland
Posts: 8,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necuratul View Post
Holy shit, Hellmike, all other Scandinavians and anyone else who can feasibly make this show: IF YOU DO NOT GO TO THIS SHOW, YOU ARE A FAGGOT



Unfuckingreal...I wish I could go to this myself.
Already noted. Hopefully the wallet holds. I suppose you took extra note of the line-up Treblinka has?
__________________
Still WITCHBURNER of the Metal Inquisition

I'm just a rock'n'roll nigger
Hell Mike is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 07:34 AM   #9756 (permalink)
skeptik
Senior Member
 
skeptik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 24,416
Yeah, the Nifelheim brothers > Edlund
skeptik is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #9757 (permalink)
lurch70
Senior Member
 
lurch70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 24,630
so we have a new Holiday on our hands ... how did I find out? by checking if I have to move my car today for street cleaning ... 3 days of Idul-Adha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Adha

NAD ask your chick about this one
lurch70 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 08:42 AM   #9758 (permalink)
dorian gray
Senior Member
 
dorian gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 19,626
I just witnessed my 2 year old headbanging to Stargazer
dorian gray is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #9759 (permalink)
Nico
Onward!
 
Nico's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Darwin
Posts: 7,827
Further proof that you're the world's best dad.
__________________
Abysm | Kingdom of Decay
Nico is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #9760 (permalink)
lurch70
Senior Member
 
lurch70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 24,630
put on some early Burzum and see if he freaks out
lurch70 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 11:32 AM   #9761 (permalink)
Guthrum
Senior Member
 
Guthrum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 4,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by dorian gray View Post
I just witnessed my 2 year old headbanging to Stargazer


A year ago I was listening to Burzum when my niece was visiting and she started dancing.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thanatopsis123
And sometimes they just grab each other's junk and squeeze...hard. It's all fun and games until some kid crushes another's junk.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil? View Post
Wouldn't it suck if the same genetic screw up that gave you the tuna can cock also gave you baby hands?
Guthrum is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #9762 (permalink)
dorian gray
Senior Member
 
dorian gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 19,626
x 50
dorian gray is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 12:29 PM   #9763 (permalink)
dorian gray
Senior Member
 
dorian gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 19,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by lurch70 View Post
put on some early Burzum and see if he freaks out
He used to do some really wierd stuff during instrumental parts of Union Station songs - he'd kind of trance out and hold his arms out in front of him like he was playing a banjo or something. It freaked us out.
dorian gray is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 02:45 PM   #9764 (permalink)
Krilons Resa
High Infidelity
 
Krilons Resa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Inside dorian's gym bag.
Posts: 28,845
Berube 684: swizzle just said that you take it up the arse
Skjebnevette: man, fuck that guy
Berube 684: he said you ar enever gonna amount to anything...wtf?
Skjebnevette: he's denying it like a fucking asshole
Berube 684: i dunno....i think England is changing him
Skjebnevette: yeah, he's always like I don't have time to deal with you Americans
Berube 684: yeah, now hes claiming to be losing grip on the American English language, his "native language"
Berube 684: he's getting that Limey Snootinish'
Skjebnevette: he needs a fucking boot in his ass
Berube 684: i think already has a boot in his ass
Skjebnevette: or a cock
Berube 684: yeah, as big as a boot
Berube 684: girth of a tuna can
Skjebnevette: he'll obviously do anything to fit in
Berube 684: vaseline helps with that
Skjebnevette: pwned
__________________
With mind distracted, never thinking death is coming...
To slave away on the pointless business of mundane life,
and then to come out empty is a tragic error...
Krilons Resa is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 02:47 PM   #9765 (permalink)
swizzlenuts
Smoke Pipe
 
swizzlenuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arkham
Posts: 9,006
:lmfao:!
swizzlenuts is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #9766 (permalink)
swizzlenuts
Smoke Pipe
 
swizzlenuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arkham
Posts: 9,006
Skjebnevette: what the fuck is your problem
swizzlenuts: A lot of things
Skjebnevette: why are you talking shit about me
swizzlenuts: I'm not
Skjebnevette: bullshit
swizzlenuts: where did I?
Skjebnevette: Doomcifer just told me
swizzlenuts: no he didn't
Skjebnevette: yes he did
swizzlenuts: about what
Skjebnevette: you were talking shit about me
swizzlenuts: about
Skjebnevette: you already know
swizzlenuts: obviously I don't if I'm asking
Skjebnevette: you're fucking around
swizzlenuts: no
Skjebnevette: yes you are
swizzlenuts: no
Skjebnevette: you think I was fucking born yesterday
Skjebnevette: like I don't know you're shittalking me behind my back
swizzlenuts: why would I shit talk about you?
swizzlenuts: give me one good reason
Skjebnevette: you have no good reasons which is why it pisses me off
swizzlenuts: I don't though
Skjebnevette: you do
swizzlenuts: no
Skjebnevette: yes
swizzlenuts: No
swizzlenuts is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 02:57 PM   #9767 (permalink)
NAD
Beardless Mystic
 
NAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kapiti Plain
Posts: 36,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by lurch70 View Post
so we have a new Holiday on our hands ... how did I find out? by checking if I have to move my car today for street cleaning ... 3 days of Idul-Adha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Adha

NAD ask your chick about this one
hahaha

The only thing her family celebrates is the Persian New Year, which is just like regular New Year, except it is in March, involves an apple, a mirror, 2 fish, and some other stuff. Oh and plus it actually makes sense, falling on the equinox and all. They gave the finger to Islam decades ago.

Reading up on Wiki apparently it is a Zoroastrian holiday as well, which means I should party with JayK's ancestors. Cool.
__________________
NAD is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #9768 (permalink)
lurch70
Senior Member
 
lurch70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 24,630
Quote:
involves an apple, a mirror, 2 fish, and some other stuff.
... fucking NAD (fucking not a verb)
lurch70 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #9769 (permalink)
MajestikMøøse
Membrum virile
 
MajestikMøøse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Not Siberia
Posts: 22,257
so who's Skjebnevette?
__________________
.
MajestikMøøse is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 04:00 PM   #9770 (permalink)
Carabeu
Part Two
 
Carabeu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Tejas
Posts: 23,854
The Maryland altitude is making my brain feel as though it is going to essplode. Yes, I lived here for two years and was used to it. But it's been two years since. Give me sea level! *vomits*
__________________
Originally Posted by lizard:
"...but if toilets were actually jack in the boxes, a clown would be thrust violently upward into your colon."
Carabeu is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 04:16 PM   #9771 (permalink)
NAD
Beardless Mystic
 
NAD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Kapiti Plain
Posts: 36,587
Quote:
Originally Posted by lurch70 View Post
... fucking NAD (fucking not a verb)
I know, sounds like something Borat would present as a wedding gift.

The two fish last year died after only a few months. Sucks.
__________________
NAD is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #9772 (permalink)
swizzlenuts
Smoke Pipe
 
swizzlenuts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Arkham
Posts: 9,006
Post for Dodens
swizzlenuts is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #9773 (permalink)
skeptik
Senior Member
 
skeptik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 24,416
swizzlenuts: Do you think pornography is bad?
Skjebnevette: :|
swizzlenuts: answer plz
Skjebnevette: why
swizzlenuts: curious on what you think
Skjebnevette: why do you like me
swizzlenuts: I'm just curious
Skjebnevette: we're all a little curious
skeptik is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #9774 (permalink)
skeptik
Senior Member
 
skeptik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 24,416
Since a couple of people expressed annoyance at the idea that I would write a 'Metal' paper, I figured I would go ahead and show you the results of said paper:




Burzum

August 1991

When night falls
She cloaks the world
In impenetrable darkness.
A chill rises
From the soil
And contaminates the air.
Suddenly...
Life has new meaning.


Creeping And Crawling, Rustling And Fluttering (Det Rusler Og Tusler, Rasler Og Tasler)

There are two natural lights in this world, the sun and the moon. The first distorts the appearance of the other, often until it is unrecognizable. The sun gives us colour, warmth and clarity, while the moon gives us no colour, coldness and unclarity. We live in the sunlight, and we make artificial sunlight, after Arvakr and Alsvinnr, send by Sol, have drawn down the sun in sea in the West, because we like colour, warmth and clarity. The starting-point of our reality lies in this light; when Naglfaris' wife, Night, comes, our world disappears in a certain way. She is illuminated by a light, that we don't like, the colourless, cold and indistinct moonlight. Strange beings show themselves in the woods and the people draw back into their reliable, small houses. Out there, only the forces of darkness reign, yes, in the most true meaning of the word. The world becomes a total different one, for some the world becomes a place worth living. For those, who want to challenge these giants, who are brought to us by the moon in the shape of uncontrollable powers of nature, the world finally becomes a place really worth living in.






Det Rusler Og Tusler, Rasler Og Tasler




Burzum’s eponymously titled song, “Burzum,” is just one of countless possible subjects through which one can study the ways in which a text may be read in innumerable different ways. New Criticism, for example, examines the lyrics exclusive from the song and the artist because the text “contains its own meaning within itself” (Barry 17). The Structuralist critic will take into account the full breadth of the work in the proper context of its various structures in order to establish unity within the text because “things cannot be understood in isolation—they have to be seen in the context of the larger structures they are a part of” (39). Post-Structuralists, on the other hand, will deconstruct the text to find disunity to show how our “decentred universe” is one of “radical disunity” (61-62).

In entering the lyric of “Burzum,” the New Critic, ignorant of the larger structures at work in the text, will first note the utter lack of any of the traditional tools of poetic measure; he will recognize it as one essentially fighting against itself. It would seem evident that any semblance of poetic technique or expression is more likely to be incidental than intentional or intended to be interpreted as a pattern. The closest semblance of a pattern is the way in which the text is structured around three sentences, three separate clauses. Each clause is further broken down into fragments, the first two being shorter and providing the context that makes the effect (as opposed to the cause expressed in the preceding fragments) able to be understood, its separation from the cause accentuating the significance of the effect. The final clause, however, does not follow this pattern; rather, it contains one short fragment marked off by an ellipsis (the only punctuation other than the periods that signal the end of each clause), which separates the second fragment even further from the previous fragment than are the other clause fragments.

Yet this apparent shattering of the only element of unity contained within the text turns out, in fact, to be the gateway to the primary textual unity to which the New Critic, in evaluating this text, will cling; that is, namely, the way in which “form and content [are] fused in an organic way” (19). The literary form of this lyric is not merely decoration or cosmetic dressing applied after the fact, but it is rather essential to the understanding of the whole. The New Critic has already noted the way in which the individual clauses are divided into fragments. For the first two clauses, the first fragment introduces the subject that is the agent provocateur, namely “night” and “a chill”. The second fragment describes the recipient of the action, namely “the world” that the night “cloaks” and “the soil” from which the chill “rises”. While the third clause does not maintain this pattern, the very breaking of the pattern is constitutive of the new understanding of the form of the lyric; the clause begins “suddenly”, and then pauses immediately, as if in a state of reflection as the text comes to terms with the realization that “life has new meaning” as a result of the darkness and chill that descends upon the world. The breaking up of the formative constancy in one way works against the unity of the poem, yet, at the same time, this subversion results in a new unity that is mutually cognizant of the text itself, bringing about an organic unity between form and content.

Though the New Critic is ultimately successful in bringing about an organic unity within the lyric, it seems to the Structuralist critic to be superficial in some sense. The New Critic fails to account for the broader structures at work in the lyric, and as a consequence seems to be missing integral pieces to the puzzle given the complex dynamic of analyzing such a brief and cryptic text. These broader, more abstract boundaries are, for the Structuralist, the true unity of a work because “meaning…isn’t a kind of core or essence inside things: rather, meaning is always outside” (39).

The nature of this particular lyric seems to call for the analysis of the Structuralist critic, in particular one of the autobiographical tradition which analyses a piece of work in the context of the author’s own life, thoughts, and ideas. The impenetrability of the text (reflected in the impenetrability of the darkness in the lyric) in its shying away from established forms of meter, rhyme, rhythm, etc., as well as the ambiguous and unclear manner of the “sudden” philosophical breakthrough that serves as the narrative climax of the lyric, suggests to the Structuralist that meaning must be sought outside of the work. Unbeknownst to the New Critic, this lyric was written by Varg Vikernes in August of 1991, the first song ever written for his project which he named Burzum, after the song. The date of composition is relevant in that its writing coincides with the origins of the rise of the Black Metal movement in Norway, in which he was a seminal figure. In his article, “A Burzum Story: Part I – The Origin And Meaning,” Varg describes the origins of his one man band, the individualism of this unit further highlighting the purity of the philosophy expressed in and out of the music. In so far as “Burzum” is the eponymous song of the band, its core philosophy also reflects the philosophy of the band entire, and in turn, of the artist. Basing the primordial groundings of the band on JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings lore, he recounts that the word “’burzum’ is one of the words that are written in Black Speech on the One Ring of Sauron” (Vikernes 3). He says that “Burzum was an attempt to create…an imaginary past, a world of fantasy…based on our Pagan past” (4). In so far as he read Tolkien’s work as praising the “light” elves and men and condemned the “dark” orcs, demons, and Sauron within the framework of a Christian versus Pagan context of good and evil, Varg found himself identifying himself with the darkness; in fact, ‘burzum’ is the Black Speech word for ‘darkness.’ Thus, he says, “the idea of Burzum” was “to create a new ‘darkness’ in a far too ‘light,’ safe and boring world” (3). There is a “need for ‘darkness’ in the world…as too much ‘light’ doesn’t illuminate our paths and warm us, it only blinds and burns us” (5). This is why his music is “supposed to be listened to in the evening, when the sunbeams couldn’t vaporize the power of the magic” (4).

It is fitting, then, that the nature of the autobiographical context of the song is told almost exclusively in the artist’s own words, because the ideological component of the band’s music is so pure in its individual thought since he was the only person influencing that ideology within the band. Thus, as is made clear, the “new meaning” ushered forth by the “impenetrable darkness” of the “night” is the reawakening of the world to a state of clear-sightedness, in that the darkness allows the world, previously blinded by the light, to see. For Varg, this means an awakening to the realization of the Christian subversion of his Pagan ancestry. Life has a new meaning that is no longer propagated by force through Christian dogmatic moralism (and immoralism).
Also of note are the accompanying adjuncts to the text, namely the picture and the text provided above. The text further elucidates the meaning of usage of darkness in the poem. The creeping and crawling represents the awakening of the rational senses in the individual, recovering from a long period of dormancy. The image attached to the song also shares the name of the short story provided with the song; accordingly, its spirit resonates with the same principle message of rising up to the rational senses and clear sight. Thus, the autobiographical Structuralist has identified the unity of the composition through its relations to the author.

Yet, for the Post-Structuralist critic, the author’s interpretation is not the end of the matter altogether, but rather only the beginning. One of the key conceptual principles that establish the core of Post-Structuralist thinking is the idea that when one writes, one writes more, less, or other than what one thinks, meaning that there are hidden interpretations and meaning imbedded within a text that can be unearthed, whether or not the author intends them or agrees with them or is even able to see them. So simply writing a piece and proceeding to explain what that piece is intended to mean is not necessarily the answer, but only one of a plethora of answers. Varg’s conception of darkness as a tool that allows one to see clearly is but one interpretation of the darkness that is found in the lyric. The Post-Structuralist’s work, then, is to identify other interpretations in the text that contradict each other, thereby creating a disunity in the text which reflects the slippery and inherently meaningless nature of language.

A curious fact of this particular song is that, upon its release, on the back of the album was listed the German translations of the song titles instead of the actual song titles (which was properly printed on the booklet inside the album). As a result of this, “Burzum” has widely become known, possibly even better known, by its German translated title, “Dunkelheit,” than its proper title of the Black Speech, to the point where, for example, when the band Reverend Bizarre published their second album, it contained a cover song of “Dunkelheit” rather than “Burzum.” That this particular song, the song sharing the name of the band which is supposed to embody the ideological basis upon which the band is established, is misattributed a false title is very significant and reflects the arbitrariness of language as a whole. If this song can be so easily mistaken for some different, other ‘song,’ in the sense that, when people listen to the song they have the German word ‘dunkelheit’ in their subconscious rather than the Black Speech word ‘burzum,’ then so too can any and all words be mistaken for others. That the listener does not identify this song with the proper form of the word ‘darkness’ prevents the listener from properly recognizing the significance of this song that is meant to embody the philosophy of the artist whose band he named after this song and whose ideology is shared between artist, band, and song. This connection is ‘lost in translation.’ This is not simply a Derridean “trace” of meaning that is left over; this is an entire usurpation of meaning.

There is also a discrepancy between the Structuralist’s view of the accompanying adjuncts and the Post-Structuralist’s view. While the former may ignore elements of division for the sake of the greater unity of the whole, the Post-Structuralist revels in the internal discrepencies. For example, in the booklet that accompanies the album, that short story is in fact provided only in Norwegian. The English translation can only be found on the band’s web page. The song’s lyrics are expressed in one language, the accompanying story in another, and the picture of course in an entirely different medium, yet another language. Also, the booklet does not reveal the title of the painting; it is again another connection that the Structuralist must piece together himself, another thread not found in the work itself, but outside it.
Aside from the outside textual influences, there is a further disunity that the Post-Structuralist will dig up within the song itself. For example, whereas the New Critic will see the third clause of “new meaning” as a new structure for the poem and thus a new unity, the Post-Structuralist will see this as a shattering of unity; the trinity of each sentence is broken down to a pair and marked off by a punctuation unique to the last clause, signaling a disunity between the first two thirds of the song and the final third. There is also an unexplainable shift in tense from the hypothetical future of “when night falls” to the present of “a chill rises / from the soil”, and finally to the universal declaration of “life has new meaning” which is both outside of the conception of time and forcefully placed into the conception of time by the “sudden”-ness of the revelation. The song also never explains why a chill would “contaminate” the air, or what the new meaning of life is. He could have paradigmatically chosen a word other than contaminate to describe the relationship between the chill and the air; that he chose this word suggests that he means something akin to poison, as though the chill is negatively impacting the air. But the chill is paired with the night which “cloaks” the world in “impenetrable darkness.” These negative pairings reflect the deconstructionist “tendency to reverse the polarity of common binary oppositions…so that the second term, rather than the first, is ‘privileged’ and regarded as more desireable” (74). This inversion of the world in which we live is “symptomatic of the way language doesn’t reflect or convey our world but constitutes a world of its own” (79). If language is constitutive not of our world but of a new world of its own, then our understanding of our world based on language is entirely useless and meaningless, which is in entire opposition that there is a “new meaning” to the “life” that we all share, and indeed completely against the very communication of this idea through language. For it makes little sense to convey in this world a new meaning for this world in a language constitutive of a world of its own. Thus, there is a great disunity in the song, its meaning unmoored from its structures and cast off to drift in the endless sea of fluid language, never able to hold on to one specific thing.

As articulated above, there are many paths one can take from this song, but each lead to a different end. The New Critic has ended in the realm of stunted meaning, the nature of the poem not allowing him to truly grasp the meaning of the poem due to its intentionally unorthodox characteristics. The autobiographical Structuralist has shown the ‘true’ meaning, or at least the primary intention of the song, of what darkness is meant to signify. The Post-Structuralist has shown that this intention is simply one of many, not necessarily more relevant than others or even meaningful in any real sense.

Works Cited


Barry, Peter. Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. 2nd ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002.
Vikernes, Varg. “A Burzum Story: Part I – The Origin and Meaning”. Burzum.org. Dec. 2004. 18 Dec. 2007. <http://www.burzum.org/eng/library/a_burzum_story01.shtml>.
skeptik is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old December 20th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #9775 (permalink)
WhiteBeastofWotan
Apostitutes!
 
WhiteBeastofWotan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Philly
Posts: 30,943
Yeah, Im not gonna read that.
__________________
WhiteBeastofWotan is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/rc/222878-un-official-write-anything-you-want-page.html
Posted By For Type Date
YouTube - Bloodbath - Eaten (Live) This thread Refback March 30th, 2008 06:23 PM
YouTube - Enochian Crescent - Ghost of Saturn This thread Refback March 14th, 2008 03:15 PM
RC - Ultimate Metal Forum This thread Refback February 5th, 2008 04:21 AM
YouTube - Enochian Crescent - Väkisinkastettu This thread Refback January 31st, 2008 11:12 PM
YouTube - Enochian Crescent - Ghost of Saturn This thread Refback January 31st, 2008 04:00 PM
YouTube - Enochian Crescent - Väkisinkastettu This thread Refback January 30th, 2008 10:34 AM
YouTube - Bloodbath - Eaten (Live) This thread Refback December 28th, 2007 08:38 AM
Ultimate Metal Forum This thread Refback April 19th, 2007 07:45 PM
Royal Carnage - Ultimate Metal Forum This thread Refback January 15th, 2007 08:53 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.0.0
© Copyright 2000-2014 UltimateMetal.com | MetalAges Media