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  • Pitcrew

    @admiral said in Good Music:

    Mongolian and Scandinavian folk metal is my jam. I have a whole playlist made up of it. Probably my most played. Though lately I keep listening to the song Monkey Boy by Kontrust. It isn't even a good song but damn is it stuck in my head.

    currently has Heilung on YouTube



  • @aria Sure! Thanks!

    I already know about The Hu.


  • Pitcrew

    @paris Soooo......

    Check out:

    Scandinavian Folk Metal
    Heilung (as mentioned)
    Wardruna (you may know them from the Vikings TV show)
    Faun (some of their stuff, not all)
    Skald

    Of those, Wardruna is by far my favorite. Take care with this genre and it's overlap with Viking metal, where you tend to run into a lot of supremely racist fuckheads, which violently angers my Norse-loving little heart.

    Mongolian Folk Metal
    Tengger Calvary
    Altan Urag (they were discovered through a friend who has a Master's in languages from the region)
    Nine Treasures



  • @aria Yeah, as a pagan, I've noticed the rise in racism amongst asatruar as well. I will look up bands, though, and thank you!


  • Pitcrew

    @paris said in Good Music:

    @aria Yeah, as a pagan, I've noticed the rise in racism amongst asatruar as well. I will look up bands, though, and thank you!

    I'm in the SCA with a Norse persona, and it's something I find incredibly infuriating on multiple levels -- not the least of which because there's been a few high profile issues within the group that have, blissfully, been met with a fairly large and collective "YOU FUCK RIGHT OFF" from other members. But it's by no means universal enough to stop them from continually trying, which is more than a little ironic given the actual history of Norse cultures interacting with other ethnic groups, including very brown ones. (Basically, they were happy to interact with you and incorporate whatever cool stuff you had as long as you were willing to give them shiny shit. The Norse were pretty shameless capitalists. This is a gross over simplification, but generally if silver was on the table, they'd play ball.)


  • Pitcrew

    @aria I don't go to events anymore or anything, but I do remember that one couple that their clothes when they took the crown had actual SWASTIKAS on the fabric. Holy dramabomb (and rightly so)


  • Pitcrew

    @macha said in Good Music:

    @aria I don't go to events anymore or anything, but I do remember that one couple that their clothes when they took the crown had actual SWASTIKAS on the fabric. Holy dramabomb (and rightly so)

    They stepped down and left their Kingdom in the hands of what was effectively a regent shortly thereafter. They tried the public non-apology apology first and it didn't work out.

    Now, to be 'fair', the piece being referenced was a bit of woven trim based on an actual historical pattern accurate to the time period of their clothes/persona, all of which long predates the Nazi party, and is complex enough that it takes of weaver of demonstrable skill to make it. That said, YOU STILL DON'T WEAR THAT SHIT, let alone when representing the populace. The SCA even has pretty explicit rules against offensiveness and obtrusive modernity in both names and arms that the College of Heralds pretty heavily regulates, to the point that I've seen a local Baron -- who had no idea that part of his name that he'd been using for twenty years -- could be connected to a relatively obscure group associated with the IRA. I didn't either, until another Herald from Ireland pointed it out. That name was quickly shot down with profuse apologies from the user, who literally had no idea and meant no harm, and edited to a degree that it was similar enough to what he'd been using without crossing that line. Even then, he cleared it with that same herald just to be sure and was generally mortified about causing entirely unintentional, even potential, offense.

    That couple very much should've known better, and probably did know better, and my guess is that they were testing how far they could push things despite the weaver having been warned many times that making the trim was a bad idea. To the point that general usage of that trim in the past in skill competitions has been a gentleman's agreement of 'make maybe a snippet of it with the not-swastika part to prove you can do the technique, write about its historical usage, and then swiftly apply said technique to making a not-offensive pattern that you don't have historical reference on but can now submit in competition and everyone gets what you're doing and why'. Or at least that's generally what with do with that pattern in my area, which may not be the case on the other side of the country.

    It's really not that hard to not be a massive hateful jerk about it, but people intent on being hateful jerks WILL try to hide behind the shield of "But but history!!!" to cover their tracks when they get called on it. Screw them.


  • Pitcrew

    Time Stands Still (at the Iron Hill) mostly because I'm a sucker for Tolkien lore.


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