Nowadays black metal. Seriously. Lol. Since when did black metal lose its balls? With the killing of Euronymous? The imprisonment of Varg Vikernes? The dreaded 1994 year, where all started to turn to shit? Or were the seeds of artistic futility planted much earlier than extreme metal scholars would like to admit? Most modern black … Continue reading What’s the Deal with Nowadays “Black Metal”? (It Sucks!)
The Problem with “Orthodox Black Metal”
The term "orthodox" black metal used here denotes not the original early Norwegian black metal scene, which spawned bands like Mayhem, Darkthrone and Burzum, but rather points to the living and evolving movement of imitation or gimmick bands lacking any musical ideas of value, spearheaded by shit bands like Watain, Deathspell Omega, Dark Funeral, Archgoat, … Continue reading The Problem with “Orthodox Black Metal”
Closet Homosexuality in Black Metal
Shout out to Best Black Metal who likes to talk about "faggots" and "homos" a lot. Wonder why. This post is partially inspired by his rantings. What do Jonathan Davis (Korn), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Erik Danielsson (Watain), Adam Michał Darski (Behemoth), and Richard Lederer (Summoning) have in common? Answering the question "talentless nu-metal vocalists" would not … Continue reading Closet Homosexuality in Black Metal
Black Metal and (((Hollywood Satanism)))
The entire (((Hollywood Satanism))) gimmick is the cancer of black metal. The idea that black metal is "satanic" is so fundamentally retarded that you literally have to not only suspend disbelief at the idea of "devil worship" itself, you also have to consciously disregard the innumerable statements made by the actual founders of the black … Continue reading Black Metal and (((Hollywood Satanism)))
Antoine Grand’s Revised History of Black Metal
Following my post on "anti-racism" in Black Metal music, several commenters including the author of the Best Black Metal blog - to whom I was originally answering - sort of hijacked the debate into a discussion on modern Black Metal and its relation to the media. I don't mind it, since that is the purpose … Continue reading Antoine Grand’s Revised History of Black Metal
Is Darkthrone NSBM?
Is Darkthrone a National Socialist Black Metal band? There are some that seem to believe that they are, judging by the amount of diatribes posted on this "review" called Darkthrone is Racist on Metalious. This is pretty much in line with what I warned about on my post Anti-Racists vs Black Metal, in other words … Continue reading Is Darkthrone NSBM?