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To all the metal women out there. lml
Not really familiar with this kind of structure. But I have to say this model looks amazing!! Good Job.
Fightress style all the way! haha.
As for all the bands, I think it has to do with Metal being originated in Europe, and also the music style suits the atmosphere of the countries pretty well.
There are many Metal bands from Chile. My two personal favorites are Iron Spell (a classic Heavy Metal band), and Folkheim (a Folk/Black Metal band). Folkheim uses national instruments and themes, although I don't know what many of their songs speak about cause they are underground and there is not many information about the songs meanings.
Check Iron Spell: Youtube.com
Check Folkheim : Youtube.com
As a note, the image used here is the cover for Týr's album Valkyrja (Faroese Heavy Metal band), I have a T-shirt with the same image;). So I have my doubts that would be Morrigan, I think it is a Valkyrie. You can check out a song of the album here Youtube.com if you want to
Totally feeling it. As for me I've been listening to a folk atmospheric oriented black metal. Youtube.com
Can't get this one out of my head.
Words to live by!
I heard that Skyclad is releasing a new album. So I came here to share some Skyclad.
It was way more melodic than what I expected it to be.Nice! I like the symphonic sound to it also.
I can't get enough of this, Darkthrone is a band of metal fanatics who sure know where to look for influences.
Venom's Black Metal is a timeless classic. Countess Bathory is my favorite from that album.
At least he can teach them some music when he has to attend a meeting. On another note the new Darkthrone track is just a killer song!
Gaahl looking like: "**** man I really don't like females"
I just discovered this band today, they're from my country, and it's hard to believe, but this album was released this year, and sounds like an all time Heavy Metal classic. Huge influences from Mercyful Fate, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.
Grab your beer and get ready for a time travel.
I like how they slowly build their speed through the song and the lyrics are really cool.
Huginn and Muninn = Thought and Memory
That was very brutal. They could have used Alice Cooper's Man Behind the Mask for music though.
Here in Chile we have some folk metal bands, for the most part I don't like them that much. But these two bands are great for me and I love listening to them.
I'm really enjoying the new Opeth track. A lot. More than you think.
Most of the knowledge came from history class in school, since we take a little glimpse at every original town's culture of Chile. Then some of it refined by Internet research but these sites are almost all in Spanish.
I actually know some stuff about the Sleknam here. So just to start they have nothing to do with aliens, sorry if I ruined it for you xD. They lived in Tierra del Fuego (land of fire), an island that made part of Chile and Argentina, located to the south. Those body paintings and mask made out of trees' barks were used to imitate spirits in the ceremony of Hain which was a initiatory ceremony for when young men became adults. The story says that way back in time, the women governed men. It was said that women had magic powers and were allied to Xalpen (a monstrous whale that ordered men to feed her meat otherwise she would eat them). Women were spokesmen of Xalpen and the spirits that rose from the ground or came from the skies in the ritual of Hain where young girls were introduced to the secrets of magic.
But all this was nothing but a lie and Kre (the strongest among the women) gave the orders to put body-paint and masks to imitate spirits and designated each one a role. Meanwhile the men obeyed and the women feasted and laughed at their stupidity. But one day the lie was discovered by Sol (Sun), he couldn't believe it, so he went back to where the men were and he uncovered the truth. The men decided to take revenge ,and armed they attacked the women's camp in the middle of the Hain ceremony. They killed every woman except for Kre (Sol's wife). Sol took a flaming log and started beating Luna (Moon), at that moment the skies quivered with such violence that he stopped. With her face defaced by burns and blows Luna fled to the skies persecuted by Sol. Sol would chase her for eternity never being able to reach Luna (yet another cool myth about the sun and the moon). The only survivors were the girls who were not initiated yet. The men walked away and they mourned for their mothers, but they decided to adopt Hain as their ceremony, and from then on they would dominate and trick women just as they were fooled and dominated before (and so it became a male ceremony to initiate young boys into the ways and secrets of the adults, I don't know how the ritual was handled but I know it had a lot of hard tests).
This was used for the Postal game?
Pretty good music for playing IMO
It's a good sign when time flies listening to a song, I was like:
-Well that was short, wish it was longer.
(Looks at timer and it is actually almost 5 min long)
-What the ****?
Interesting anatomy fact:
The first vertebra of the spinal column is also called Atlas, as kind of a tribute to the Titan.
Yes they have some cool sotries. The theme of the moon and sun being married is quite frequent apparently in different beliefs. Sorry I tried to issue your comment good karma but ended up missclicking cause I'm on my phone and I downvoted your comment. For now this is all I want to share maybe next time something involving Norse mythology or Symbols as I find those quite interesting.
Muchas gracias a ti por tu tiempo Anyna
As you may know by now I believe in the Norse mythology, because what it stands for. Nature is important and we must preserve it cause we breathe life through it, honor, victory or death. I'm not a warrior but I find sense in "fighting" for what you believe in and not giving up. I think I've become a better person by following this way and I've found happiness and motivation. It makes me feel alive.
Then you don't mind me posting some pictures about some cool stuff? I kind of wanted to share some that I thought were interesting.
Yes I agree. Instead we're focusing more in a way to defend, explain and mantain our faith. I think that is really important for any belief.
Glad to see you show interest in all of these cultures. And don't worry my spirit is not broken and I plan to fight for what I believe and what I want to do in life. As always a pleasure to talk with you and the people in the group.
Take care :D
Well there were many different beliefs each specific to every original town. But I think all of them or most of them are polytheistic mythologies all based around time cycles, and divide the world in realms. The most known one is the "Mapuche" mythology which is based around the cult to spirits and ancestors. The Cosmology is divided vertically in three realms, one above for good spirits, one in the middle for humans, and one in the bottom for evil spirits. There is also a deep appreciation for nature since there are no temples (constructions) for cult, and a river in the middle of a forest is a perfect "temple" in that case. The objective of the humans in the world is to take care and preserve nature while they wait for spirits to come to our world or realm. But there is little known about these cultures since the way of transmission was through the spoken word, and they were mainly fighting people (they're said to be the only ones who could resist the Spanish "Conquista" and remained undefeated). Also the christianization deformed a lot of these beliefs.
In another hand I find a deep interest in the Norse gods and mythology and I appreciate nature. I may not be nord but it is what i believe in (I have Italian and German offspring, so maybe I'm Kinda European at the very least). If you played Skyrim to the very end you may have fought against "The Ebony Warrior" (if not this might be a spoiler alert, but I suggest you to read it because it pictures my condition perfectly), he wanted to battle you so he could die and go to Sovngarde (Skyrim equivalent to Asgard/Valhalla) but he was a Red Guard ( another race), but it was what he believed in. I don't remember if he got the chance to go there. The thing is that I rejected Catholic religion cause I didn't find peace with it, and with Norse mythology I found something that was meaningful for me and that I could appreciate, of course I'm not a Viking or whatever, but I find peace with it and I'm not joking around with it. As you say maybe I'll never go to Asgard or Valhalla but just as The Ebony Warrior I decide to stay true to what matters to me. You made me all sad but it's okay I guess there will be some place for me when I die.
PD: I speak French :D