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by Metalchemyst
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: The Meaning of Metal
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: The Meaning of Metal

Just to go a bit more abstract: years ago, I read a quote attributed to the guy from Sarcófago, who said, "Metal is a spiritual protest." This was discussed as a contrast to punks political protest. I thought it was a really good way of encapsulating it, regarding metals purpose for the l...
by Metalchemyst
Sat May 09, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1314
Views: 199208

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

On second thoughts, I would have some fundamental rights like a right to life, to belong to a state, basic health care and freedom from torture. But even those should be alterable by referendum (not by politicians).
by Metalchemyst
Mon May 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: The Meaning of Metal
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: The Meaning of Metal

I've added a few songs to the 70s list. I'll have to re-visit a few albums to make sure; sometimes the bulk of the album is metal but sometimes it's just two or three songs. I'll check out Someone Else's suggestions as well. A lot of the early heavy stuff is very borderline metal. What I listen for ...
by Metalchemyst
Sun May 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: The Meaning of Metal
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Re: The Meaning of Metal

Okay, I'm going to put forward Iron Maiden's Powerslave as an archetypal metal album. Regarding the development of metal, this is my list of notable songs and albums from the 1970s. There are probably quite a few more. Andromeda - "Return To Sanity"; instrumental intro (1969) Black Sabbath...
by Metalchemyst
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: The Meaning of Metal
Replies: 12
Views: 608

The Meaning of Metal

If your answer is 'a range or cluster' then which band(s), album(s) or song(s) would you place in the middle of it and why? A chart I made from the info. on releases at metal-archives.com: https://i.servimg.com/u/f45/19/71/28/23/freq_o10.png How heavy metal got its name: https://www.tandfonline.com/...
by Metalchemyst
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

I'm just pointing out unexplained facts. I'm not getting it from Breitbart: https://www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/coronavirus/2020/04/covid-19-coronavirus-deaths-unexplained-extra “The disparity was even larger last week,” emphasises Dr Jason Oke, senior statistician in the Oxford University Med...
by Metalchemyst
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

That Coronavirus deaths weren't included in the second graph Or that most of the extra deaths were not caused by CoviD19. :lol: Yeah I'd say it's more likely that the covid 19 deaths just weren't included in the second graph. Are you suggesting 6000 people suddenly just died in a week of something ...
by Metalchemyst
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

slayerslays wrote:That Coronavirus deaths weren't included in the second graph
Or that most of the extra deaths were not caused by CoviD19.
by Metalchemyst
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

Comparing these two graphs, what conclusion do you come to?

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by Metalchemyst
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.
Replies: 813
Views: 219266

Re: The rather morbid celebrity RIP Thread.

Tim Brooke-Taylor was a British comedy hero, absolutely.
by Metalchemyst
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

Till is in intensive care apparently. One news report I just saw says he is "at risk of death" Scary times Rammstein have reported that whilst Till was in ICU for one night, he tested negative for Covid19 which is good to hear. Just shows how horrible the media is these days on trying to ...
by Metalchemyst
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)
Replies: 1314
Views: 199208

Re: The UK political thread (formerly independence thread)

Just because you are free to do something doesn't automatically mean you are free to do anything. The rule of thumb is so long as it doesn't hurt others. That is why every single right in the Convention is subject to restrictions and for good reasons with the exception of freedom from torture which...
by Metalchemyst
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

What's the chances of all these famous people getting it. Makes me think it's much more widespread than they think and a lot of people have it without symptoms. The mortality rate between countries varies greatly, from as low as 0.2% in Iceland. I reckon it's not much more deadly than normal flu, j...
by Metalchemyst
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Metal Discussion
Topic: coronavirus and its effects on the economy of Metal
Replies: 31
Views: 2421

Re: coronavirus and its effects on the economy of Metal

Ghost wrote:I’m spending the downtime listening to queen's back catalogue. I've always been a fan but only really listened to their greatest hits because quite frankly they have too many albums. I do have A kind of magic on tape somewhere. Anyway their debut is fantastic, such a clever diverse album.
Jesus!
by Metalchemyst
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: The Bloodstock Arms
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 52
Views: 4232

Re: Coronavirus

Since the counting began, the new coronovirus has increased the normal number of deaths (1,643 per day) in the UK by about 0.9%, and that's assuming it was the main factor in all the deaths attributed to it. The increase for Italy is, very approximately, 12.8%. One of the big issues in Italy is tha...