I agree with the comparison of suicide in black metal and violence/gore in death metal. Honestly, I've always thought the whole gore part of death metal was really retarded, hence I've never really gotten into it. I know not all death metal bands are like that, but bands like Cannibal Corpse really turned me off to the whole genre. Regarding suicide, I think it's equally retarded to dwell on it the way some of these bands do. I can't remember what it was exactly, but in some interview Wrest from Leviathan said something about suicide that sounded really stupid to me. This was like a year ago, so I cannot remember what it was at all. I like the outlook of Camus, that we should be "absurd heroes" who admit the absurdity of life but don't commit suicide.
Wow, this is awesome. I totally agree.
The point of gore was to show that death was bigger than social constructs (death, like race and inequality and gender, is inherent to nature, where equality and morality and justice are social constructs).
Then the idiots got ahold of it, and turned what Carcass and Autopsy did into something utterly stupid and repetitive.
Same with suicide -- "half in love with easeful death" became an excuse to sing about dying constantly and how great it is, because someone cut the vocalist's balls off long ago and now he's afraid of life.
Your point about Absurdism (capital intended) is a good one. Heroes exist because they turn their back on the common sense idea, which is to keep lounging on the African coast and eating fruit and living in round huts, and instead struggle for something to give life purpose, direction, meaning
In the transcendental sense, that gets us the lyrics to Dunkelheit.