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  • Ultimate Nihilistic Music

    19 Ago 2010, 14:24



    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 – are shunned questions today; questions considered no longer valid, which make us smile and do not deserve attention.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.

    There is a way of questioning that is not even one: the skeptical and disillusioned way. We ask questions without expecting answers. Believing in nothing, expecting nothing from anyone, we march on head in the sand. Man became his own god. He knows before having learned, he interprets what he comes across in the way that best suits him – without any questioning. Then, disgust and despair bring about a devaluation of human life.

    Transcendence is perhaps Man’s most specific trait, which gives him value and a place in history. Traces from ancient times – buildings, paints, sagas, myths and rites – prove that Man made an effort to understand the meaning of life and longed for eternity.

    Without transcendence, man lives, not kneeling, but flat like a mollusk. Without transcendence, the human race is threatened with extinction. I say race, not species – the human species may well survive – but race, such as one can say: “this one is of a noble race, of the race of brave men, of the race of those who stand up”. Race is an endangered species in favor of a thirst for power and possession – a barbaric species that will destroy the world.

    What remains of Man when transcendence vanishes?

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    Source charts: AA®
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    Absurd
    Facta Loquuntur
    Adramelech
    Psychostasia
    Aeternus
    ...And So the Night Became
    Amorphis
    The Karelian Isthmus
    Privilege of Evil
    Asphyx
    The Rack
    At the Gates
    The Red in the Sky Is Ours (#6)
    With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness
    Atheist
    Unquestionable Presence
    Piece of Time
    Atrocity
    Longing for Death
    Autopsy
    Mental Funeral
    Severed Survival
    Averse Sefira
    Tetragrammatical Astygmata
    Advent Parallax
    Bathory
    Blood Fire Death
    Under the Sign of the Black Mark
    Hammerheart
    Beherit
    Engram
    Drawing Down the Moon
    Electric Doom Synthesis
    Bethlehem
    Dark Metal
    Biosphere
    Substrata
    Shenzhou
    Burzum
    Hvis lyset tar oss
    Filosofem
    Det som engang var
    Burzum
    Celtic Frost
    To Mega Therion
    Ceremonium
    Into the Autumn Shade
    No Longer Silent
    Coroner
    Mental Vortex
    Grin
    No More Color
    Darkthrone
    Transilvanian Hunger
    Under a Funeral Moon
    A Blaze in the Northern Sky
    Dawn
    Nær Sólen Gar Niþer For Evogher
    Deeds of Flesh
    Mark of the Legion
    Reduced to Ashes
    Deicide
    Legion
    Deicide
    Demigod
    Slumber of Sullen Eyes
    Demilich
    Nespithe
    Demoncy
    Joined in Darkness
    Destruction
    Infernal Overkill
    Dismember
    Like an Ever Flowing Stream
    Dolorian
    Dolorian
    Emperor
    In the Nightside Eclipse
    Enemite (怨)
    Wuyuan (巫怨) (The Necrolatry) (#1)
    Enslaved
    Vikingligr Veldi (#5)
    Hordanes Land
    Evoken
    A Caress of the Void
    Eyes of Ligeia
    A Fever Which Would Cling to Thee Forever
    Fanisk
    Die and Become
    Fates Warning
    The Spectre Within
    Awaken the Guardian
    Funeral
    Tragedies (#7)
    Tristesse
    Godflesh
    Streetcleaner
    Gorgoroth
    Antichrist
    Gorguts
    From Wisdom to Hate
    Obscura
    Graveland
    Thousand Swords
    The Celtic Winter
    Havohej
    Dethrone the Son of God
    Hellhammer
    Apocalyptic Raids
    Helstar
    Nosferatu
    Ildjarn
    Forest Poetry
    Minnesjord
    Strength and Anger
    Ildjarn-Nidhogg
    Immolation
    Here in After
    Failures for Gods
    Unholy Cult
    Close to a World Below
    Immortal
    Pure Holocaust
    Incantation
    Onward to Golgotha
    Infester
    To the Depths, in Degradation
    Klaus Schulze
    X (#4)
    Timewind (#10)
    Mirage
    Cyborg
    Irrlicht
    Dune
    Body Love
    Body Love: Vol.2
    Moondawn
    King Crimson
    In the Court of the Crimson King
    Red
    Kreator
    Pleasure to Kill
    Flag of Hate
    Liers In Wait
    Spiritually Uncontrolled Art
    maleficarum
    Across the Heavens
    Massacra
    Final Holocaust (#2)
    Enjoy the Violence
    Mayhem
    De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
    Miasma
    Changes
    Molested
    Blod-draum
    Morbid Angel
    Blessed Are the Sick
    Altars of Madness
    Covenant
    Morgoth
    Resurrection Absurd
    Mournful Congregation
    An Epic Dream of Desire
    The Monad of Creation
    Weeping
    Tears From a Grieving Heart
    Necromantia / Varathron
    The Black Arts / The Everlasting Sins
    Ras Algethi
    Onericon - The White Hypnotic
    Rippikoulu
    Musta seremonia
    Rotting Christ
    Thy Mighty Contract
    Sacramentum
    Far Away From the Sun
    Septic Flesh
    Mystic Places of Dawn (#3)
    Esoptron
    Slayer
    Hell Awaits
    Reign in Blood
    Show No Mercy
    Sepultura
    Beneath the Remains
    Schizophrenia
    Morbid Visions
    Skepticism
    Stormcrowfleet (#8)
    Lead and Aether
    Sodom
    Expurse of Sodomy
    Suffocation
    Effigy of the Forgotten
    Breeding the Spawn
    Pierced From Within
    Human Waste
    Summoning
    Nightshade Forests
    Minas Morgul
    Dol Guldur
    Therion
    Beyond Sanctorum
    Voivod
    Killing Technology
    Dimension Hatröss
    Watchtower
    Energetic Disassembly
    Control and Resistance
    Winter
    Into Darkness
    Worship
    Last Tape Before Doomsday (#6)
    Xibalba
    Ah dzam poop ek
    Zhurong
    Zhurong's Anger