For all their talk of being the "only true black metal band", one has to wonder if the members of Gorgoroth even know what black metal IS given how utterly lame their music output has been, more closely related to the "blackened deathcore" of Watain than to Under a Funeral Moon or Hvis Lyset Tar … Continue reading Is Gorgoroth even Black Metal?
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
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
Why “Anti-Racists” hate Black Metal
In his latest blog post titled Anti-Racists crying about "Nazi" Black Metal, the author of the self-proclaimed Best Black Metal blog points out the hypocrisy and double-standards of so-called "anti-racists" who accuse every black metal band imaginable (Mayhem, Dimmu Borgir, even Immortal) of being secret or not-so-secret Hitler worshipers, all while applauding other non-White musical … Continue reading Why “Anti-Racists” hate Black Metal
Is Dimmu Borgir NSBM?
Is Dimmu Borgir a National Socialist Black Metal band? According to some, they are not only racist but the penultimate incarnation of the NSBM band. Just read the "review" titled Dimmu Borgir is Racist on Metalious, courtesy of some faggot who pens himself "antifa666". Anti-racists are at it again, going after black metal bands by … Continue reading Is Dimmu Borgir NSBM?