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Read the review here:

http://www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=3491.

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n the other hand, if you're new to all of this, 'Opus Tierra' stands every chance of blowing the top of your head clean off, for what Nixa do in their chosen field, they do terribly well.


Can't say I'm new to the style, but I dig this stuff hard! :dooom:

ps: what's "neoteric doom"??

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Neoteric means recent or modern, carrying the implication of having new ideas.

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mh, I didn't know this word; I see "néoténie" exists in French... I guess new behaviours call for a new glossary.

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Ironically, it actually derives from Neoterikoi, an avantgarde school of Greek poetry practised sometime around the 4th century BC. So not exactly modern! iirc it was considered a bit simplistic and rubbish back then, rather like the way Gothic Rock was considered an insult around the end of the '70s...

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In French , the term carries a negative judgment on humans showing in the adult state a series of characteristics which are purely infantile, regressive...
It applies to many Doom albums, but not this one!

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In French , the term carries a negative judgment on humans showing in the adult state a series of characteristics which are purely infantile, regressive...
It applies to many Doom albums, but not this one!



doesn't have a negative connotation in Italian... we use it to refer to the new poetry of the Ciceronian period, but these days it's also used to indicate something new and modern...

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This meaning seems to be more anecdotal in relation to its scientific/ anthropological use:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny

I thoroughly read the French article of Wiki, and the latter use you all mention is summarized in one only phrase at the bottom of the long article:

"Finally, on a more general level, the term neoteny can mean "a transformation, a reworking of an existing structural heritage in opposition to the creation of a completely new structure""

Seems to be one case of people trying to get smart using complicated words emptied of their original complex content... Not pointing to the reviewer here, just to a general tendency of the pop culture trying to collect some crumbs from the intellectual spheres to get a taller stature... :;):

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My goodness. One little word ruffling a few feathers.

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Well, to include a new word in my own personal lexicon, I must deliberate a lot with myself.

This one, all the more so that it's attached to an album I like a lot, stroke me as incomprehensible, hence the fuss. :laugh:

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baphomet wrote:
incomprehensible


How so?

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it was incomprehensible to me till we got this very useful "feathers ruffling". :D

Now that I got the meaning, I'm ok with the description; it's definitely a modern-sounding stoner doom album. I love its mystical, tragic accents. Doom is always about bass-heavy mystic.

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VesicaP23 wrote:
My goodness. One little word ruffling a few feathers.

:rofl:


Have to be fair: it's not a word you come across very often in English. Pretty sure the last time I saw it written down was about 35 years ago, in connection with some of Sappho's poetry (I believe it was part of a treatise on how incredibly bawdy some Greek and Latin verse was* - at least enough to make some fairly ribald later characters, such as Chaucer, blush). And I had to dredge pretty deep in the memory banks to recall that much :D

* Not that I'm terribly interested in poetry, but I did have to study Chaucer for English Lit. :( I do remember one of Catullus' poems had only just been published - for the first time ever - in a full English translation. Addressing a couple of vocal contemporary critics of his rather soppy 'love verses', it kicked off something like: "I will fuck you in the arse and in the mouth; Aurelius, you sodomized bottom, and Furius, you cocksucking pervert...". How we sniggered, as 16 year olds being invited to use some terribly bad language in our official schoolwork!

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endemoniada_88 wrote:
Have to be fair: it's not a word you come across very often in English.


True enough in "pop-culture" ( :;): ), but as a site with 'esoteric' appeal you might expect it not to cause too much difficulty. The first three letters ought to be a bit of a give away surely...?

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Sure, no argument there - it's quite understandable, in context.

And I'm in no way the gatekeeper of what's in the English language. But I really haven't seen it used (in anger, or otherwise) in many, many years: indeed, since I actually was a callow, sniggering schoolboy, prone to laughing at how my English Lit teacher had to approach more risque subjects he obviously hated to broach :D

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endemoniada_88 wrote:
Sure, no argument there - it's quite understandable, in context.

And I'm in no way the gatekeeper of what's in the English language. But I really haven't seen it used (in anger, or otherwise) in many, many years: indeed, since I actually was a callow, sniggering schoolboy, prone to laughing at how my English Lit teacher had to approach more risque subjects he obviously hated to broach :D


Yes, I have similar memories. The Middle Ages was a hot bed of filth! :D

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