Right, it does seem as though the moment has passed. Let me clarify one thing. When I say aesthetics I mean strictly the "sound aesthetic" aspect. Forget corpse paint, forget Satanic lyrics, forget album covers, forget pictures of the band. I am speaking strictly of distorted guitars, tremolo picking, metronomic drums, reverbed/croaked/shreiked vocals, melodic composition that aspires to Classical music. I figure this won't change anything but I just wanted to clarify. Is it possible that a change in aesthetics can fuel "content?" Or do I have this in reverse? If I have it in reverse, then doesn't black metal need to simply get away from Satanism, LaVey, Crowley, Lovecraft, Tolkien, and go towards Blake, Goethe, Nietzsche, Bataille, Jung (for example). Do black metal musicians need to simply read more and thus have content/ideals/a message to fuel the aesthetic? Or does it boil down to composition and better composers?