Hello everyone! New user here, I came to this forum from the link on the American Nihilist Underground Society. I am a huge, huge metal fan and consider myself, at least in part, a Nihilist. However, I have a qualm with a view on metal that seems to have taken hold in these troubled times. That is to say, there is an internal bias in the metal community that anything "melodic metal" isn't real metal, or worse, cannot possibly be Nihilistic, cannot possibly advocate the soul of destruction because of its melodic contents. Though it has to be done right, melodic music can certainly, in my view, express the very pain of human existence. I have a story to tell, it is not necessarily about me.
There was a boy you and I once knew, a long time ago before the ailments of the world struck a knife through our frigid hearts, shattering them to bits. This boy was very close with his eldest brother, but that brother struggled with a lifelong depression; so when metal could not console him, he turned to drugs. One day, in the summer, the boy's father went to wake his eldest son up for school. There he found him, hanging from the tall bathroom mirror, and he cried the cry of wolf who howls to the moon because he does not know what he has lost and what he has found. The boy struggles now to cope with the fate of his kin. He wants to die but cannot, because he knows that others rely on him.