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ANUS cited in academic discourse on Black Metal

ANUS cited in academic discourse on Black Metal
December 24, 2011, 05:07:02 AM
From the abstract:

"The American Nihilist Underground Society (ANUS) once published a piece sketching the apparent affinity between death metal and Buddhism. The article recounts the story of a man who, focusing all of his attention on death, learns the Buddha’s open secret. “Only death is real.” Total awareness of death brings death metal into a space where it may begin to realize the Buddhist path to enlightenment; it is, after all, what set young Siddhartha on his path to become the Buddha. Simply recognizing death is only the beginning, however. Without a liberatory practice, death metal stalls and binds itself more deeply to illusion. Looking is not enough. One must “taste and see.” Where its forbears have only gazed, black metal insists on going."

Taken from the blog on Black Metal Theory symposia here:

http://blackmetaltheory.blogspot.com/2011/10/pest-abstracts.html

Oh please, not this shit again...

Based upon the 2009 symposium and the infamous Liturgy interview on youtube I've never ever read so much pretentious nonsense about black metal. So now they want to discuss death metal? Good for them. Quoting the DLA is the best thing they can do since for a large part they're simply ripping off the DLA academic approach to metal anyway. Taking the DLA academic approach is a good starting point but they fail to add anything meaningful or interesting so I see these people as hipsters leeching off the intellectual side of metal. Like a museum taken over by a gay porn actor who replaces some ancient art with naked pictures of himself and hopes nobody will notice the difference. These people are not acting for the benefit of metal but only to benefit themselves, to give some superficial meaning to their own fandom and musical projects. Based on what I've read on other forums they are only taken serious by other hipsters.


Oh please, not this shit again...

Based upon the 2009 symposium and the infamous Liturgy interview on youtube I've never ever read so much pretentious nonsense about black metal. So now they want to discuss death metal? Good for them. Quoting the DLA is the best thing they can do since for a large part they're simply ripping off the DLA academic approach to metal anyway. Taking the DLA academic approach is a good starting point but they fail to add anything meaningful or interesting so I see these people as hipsters leeching off the intellectual side of metal. Like a museum taken over by a gay porn actor who replaces some ancient art with naked pictures of himself and hopes nobody will notice the difference. These people are not acting for the benefit of metal but only to benefit themselves, to give some superficial meaning to their own fandom and musical projects. Based on what I've read on other forums they are only taken serious by other hipsters.



This so much.

How humiliating that the net's oldest extreme metal website has allowed itself to be co-opted by the very 'moderns' that it claims to rail against. How the mighty have fallen.

You allow yourself to be charmed with flattery like these scraps tossed to you by these meaningless people. So so sad.

Everything said in all the posts above is true, but the fact remains: any person working toward a good goal is doing a good thing, even if that person is not to our tastes.

Now, what's more important: how to make use of this academic interest to communicate something of actual importance, instead of airy discussion like this thread (or most academia)?