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
Is Emperor NSBM?
Is Emperor a National Socialist Black Metal band? Don't let racist, fascist, misogynist, White supremacist black metal fans tell you they aren't. This user courageously exposes the true racism of Emperor. Even the name Emperor is obviously a slang for Führer. Trust me, I know. There are two essential components of an online anti-racist activist: … Continue reading Is Emperor NSBM?