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Re: Melodic Metal

August 14th, 2018, 10:49 pm

A long time ago in French class, we used to do an "explication de text" where we covered every aspect of a poem - the structure, the meter, and then the meaning, line by line.

I guess we may need an explication de Forum postes here.  ;)
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 14th, 2018, 10:51 pm

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kat: the poet who liked to hang out with hookers and smoke opium all the time was mid 1800s Paris

Baudelaire in that case Image
 
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 14th, 2018, 10:58 pm

Explication des postes (:D)

After providing a chronology of prominent early heavy metal bands and influencers, I was thinking about poets who also produced heavy, moving, and melodic work, albeit without a backing band.

The first poem that came to mind, for whatever reason, was "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" - Dylan Thomas - a Welshman, or by extension a Celtic Briton. In any case, the poem rocks: Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 

The second piece, dating back to 700-1000 AD in oral tradition and circa 975 AD in written form, was Beowulf.  The except here was translated by Seamus Heaney, the Irish (Gaelic) poet - one of my favorites for his own work too. 

Naturally Beowulf has it all: monsters, battles, kings, queens, faithful warriors, and big barrels of mead in great halls.  Metal Heaven.

The third piece, which I was thinking of anyway, but even more so when Cuchulainn mentioned Paris (interesting serendipity), is from the book Fleurs du Mal (Flowers of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire. 

He was more of a Goth than a Metalhead, but with his blend of melancholia, eloquent art, beautiful women, and serious use of narcotics, he set a standard for decades of rock stars to come.

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There was a special video feature tucked in there too.  After all the talk about veggie and vegan lately, I really wonder - if the man who is reciting Beowulf in such a lyrical and heavily accented way should request Roast Boar on a spit for dinner, what would one do?  
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 15th, 2018, 2:01 am

Thank you! Your stream of consciousness was way to complex for me today :-)

Re the Beowulf recitation, I didn't realise Old English sounded so German! As for the carnivore sex appeal, how about I first take care of that fuzz on his head - the scalp nourishing to reverse the balding and my mixture of oils on the length for a flowing shiny mane. Next the lion would undergo a vegan transition. Once he smelt like a platter of fresh fruit and veggies, we could start setting the fire for our feast - unless you'd prefer him on ice :-)
 
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 15th, 2018, 2:54 am

It is just funny what you can find, looking for a recording of Beowulf in Old English

Anything else was just icing on the cake.  :D
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 15th, 2018, 4:16 am

Flowers of Evil made me think of The Flower of Carnage, something that seems to qualify as 'alt heavy metal', at least as visualized by Quentin T. and peformed by Meiko Kaji. Certainly heavy and the metal is easy to find.  Also Lucy Liu, if you know some of her other roles (say 'Payback'), definitely hardcore.  :D

Shindeita
Asa ni
Tomorai no
Yuki ga furu

Hagure inu no
Touboe
Geta no
Otokishimu

Iin na naomosa
Mitsumete aruku
Yami wo dakishimeru
Janomeno kasa hitotsu

Inochi no michi wo
Yuku onna
Namida wa tooni
Sutemash*ta

Furimuita
Kawa ni
Toozakaru
Tabinohima

Itteta tsuru wa
Ugokasu
Naita
Ame to kaze

Kieta mizu mo ni
Hotsure ga miutsushi
Namida sae misenai
Janomeno kasa hitotsu

Urami no michi wo
Yuku onna
Kokoro wa tooni
Sutemash*ta

Giri mo nasake mo
Namida mo yume no
Kinou mo ash*ta mo
Henno nai kotoba

Urami no kawa ni
Mi wo yudanete
Honma wa tooni
Sutemash*ta

Translation: The Flower of Carnage

Begrieving snow falls in the dead morning
Stray dog's howls and the footsteops of Geta pierce the air
I walk with the weight of the Milky Way on my shoulders
But an umbrella that holds onto the darkness is all there is.
I'm a woman who walks at the brink of life and death
Who's emptied my tears many moons ago.
All the compassion tears and dreams
The snowy nights and tomorrow hold no meaning
I've immersed my body in the river of venegance
And thrown away my womanhood many moons ago
On the behalf of heaven, they're our soldiers, the loyal, invincible and brave.
Now it's time for them to leave the country of their
Parents their hearts buoyed by encouraging voices.
They are solemnly resolved not to return alive, without victory.
Here at home, the citizens wait for you.
In foreign lands, the brave troops
Instead of kindness from someone
I do not care about
I rather prefer selfishness from you my beloved.
Oh, is the world a dream or an illusion?
I am all alone in jail.

 
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 15th, 2018, 10:49 pm

Neopaganism is sometimes a gateway drug to white supremacism.
 
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 16th, 2018, 7:44 am

Ta-dah! :-D
 
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August 16th, 2018, 8:12 pm

ISayMoo wrote:
Neopaganism is sometimes a gateway drug to white supremacism.

“It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”   
 
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Re: Melodic Metal

August 27th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Cuchulainn wrote:

Now we're talking! "Demons and Wizards" was arguably the first rock album I absorbed. Along with the older "Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble"
 
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