Urfaust - Ritual Music for the True Clochard - “Dämmert, Gelähmt und mit scheinbar erloschenem Geist”
Posts tagged black metal.
Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
One of my favourite albums ever.
Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow - “In the Constellation of the Black Widow”
Urfaust - Auerauege Raa Verduistering - “Dämmert, gelähmt und mit scheinbar erloschenem Geist”
The Ruins of Beverast - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite
(I have the limited gatefold vinyl version of this, including a CD, patch and poster of this beauty)
Rejoice, for tonight it is a world that we bury!
Have you beheld the darkness sitting upon the earth
Overshadowing the wind rose, lost in the smoke?
Thus many went astray at once
The others wandered hazardously through endless mazes
The rays of the sun whisper of a newborn fright
And very few horrors in the world could match in terror
The cruelty of that frozen caress and its fragrant secret in blossom
Rant: sorry about that, ohabutt - also, dear followers, I completely understand if you no longer dare/wish to ask me any questions or follow me after this outburst of mine
Same with the Nutella, but jeez this guy is just… no. Also, I never knew hipster black metal was a thing and now I am sad.
I know, right? He wouldn’t bother me so much if he wasn’t so damn vocal about his own magnificence and originality. For fuck sakes! This whole Sonic Youth-esque minimalism in black metal is nothing new or revolutionary, just look at Krallice and its ilk, they’ve been around for years.
What really, really annoys me is how he likes to throw in a fancy term like “transcendentalism” and claim how European/Scandinavian black metal (or should I say Hyperborean Black Metal?) is utterly purposeless, whilst his version of black metal and USBM (black metal from the United States, which you probably could’ve gathered regardless of my explanation) is vastly superior because it will reach some kind of Walt Whitman-esque height of exaltation, a glorious catharsis and how it will make you one with the cosmos and whatnot.
Fuck him. Fuck him hard.
Also, what the fuck happened to the black metal scene in Indonesia, or Japan, or the countless other black metal household names in Latin America, Africa, Australia and whatnot? What kind of a self-centred, Eurocentric/American-centric view does he have of this scene? It’s a huge global thing with bands from vastly different ethnic/cultural backgrounds doing their own thing in a way that other genres could only ever dream of! You can’t just ignore that.
I’m hardly ever offended. When I am I just suck it up, I don’t need to let the uncaring internet know my personal frustrations. But I do find it can be insulting, not personally, when someone’s blatant ignorance just pisses all over something that should be common knowledge—or which could easily be known if only you bothered to do a little research—and thus attempt to validate your own existence and your band’s supposed uniqueness by acting as if your music is some unexplainable, immaculate conception borne from the brilliance of your mind.
I’m sorry, ohabutt ;_;
Wildernessking - The Writing of Gods in the Sand - “Discovery”
Quorthon (R.I.P.) interviewed by Oliver Ueck in January 1997.
Wolfthorn (uk) - Light the Beltane Fires
My good friends (nay, kinsmen) Graeme and Sam are in this band. Check em out if you like melodic black metal type stuff.