After all these years, just now I'm starting to get what all the DLA reviews are all about. Before, I frankly did not care for the reviews because I never understood them. I read them when I started to know the websites, but then I never came back again.
But now I'm starting to make sense of some of them, specially of albums I enjoyed, like Rotting Christ's Thy Mighty Contract.
I'm also starting to "dig" classical music but very slowly, and understand what the writer means by neoclassical music and romantic spirit in kraftwerk music.
It pays off, really to understand these things, as I was always curious, but I guess music appreciation matures with age. The more you get your stuff right, the more the music seems right.
I also very much like the idea of black/death metal as an escape from the karmic cycle.
But I gotta say, it all seems a little blurred still and dependent on personal experience and taste.