The true mark of genius is with the one that produces something wonderful out of nothing. Others migth follow and imitate, though they might not have the quality that the original creative mind had.
Many eminent scientists that laid the foundation of the modern science, turned to the study of religion. F.e. Newton, Descartes and Blaise Pascal who said :
“When I consider the brief span of my life, swallowed up in the eternity before and behind it, the small space that I fill, or even see, engulfed in the infinite immensity of spaces which I know not, and which know not me, I am afraid, and wonder to see myself here rather than there; for there is no reason why I should be here rather than there, nor rather now than then”
Because of so called gene-culture co-evolution religion have become an integral part of the humans cosmological understanding of the existence.
It is peculiar that where animals have a natural habitat, where they fit, humans also have a cultural habitat, that they need in order to act natural.
To be realistic about human nature : They work not by rational, but they decide upon things by intuition and fuzzy logic, and thereafter they invent a rational explanation, that can fit the assumptions and feelings----backwards thinking is the natural human way.
All what the masters have invented they stretched all their rational powers to do. We will never be able to go to that level, but the technology and wonderful infrastructure yet gives us power beyond our rational capability.
We live in a way that is effective yet not fitting human nature.
That's why the old aristocrats designed Christianity so that people knew their place as destructive sinners before God, and that they owed him their lives.
If black metal ever is to have a revival, it will be as inquisitional and holocausting against the heathen, and as proposing a human induced apocalypse. Hooded monks chantings before the burning witch, knigth templars raping the heathen before sending them to Hell!