"There is no place where death cannot find us"- Montaigne
recently started writing an essay concerning Montaigne and Death Metal,looking for parallels between the two philosophies, this is the very beggining (a rough draft):
In the essay entitled “To learn to philosophize is to learn how to die”, Montaigne like good death metal confronts death and reality and thus comes to express certain essential truths regarding both. Montaigne begins his Essay by asserting first that all philosophy teaches us how to die, that the inevitability of death is such that it is essential to all existence and is thus the truly pre-emptive concern of philosophy. Although reason and virtue, things usually and justly associated with the practice and outcome of philosophy, impart upon their practitioner the highest degree of pleasure, the excersise of both leads to “a contempt for death”. The result of this contempt for death? A “means of furnishing our life with easy tranquility, of giving us a pure and friendly taste for it”. -
In order to round out the article i was hoping to accumulate some opionions here concerning the philosophy of death metal that i could reproduce in the article when it has been completed.
Two questions for Hessians:
1. What is the philosophy of death metal?
2. Why do you listen to death metal?
Thanks for your time