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American Renaissance article on black metal.

I just came across this and thought others may be interested.  I have not yet had a chance to read the article and make no claims about it's quality, but it is interesting to see a high profile nationalist publication like American Renaissance give some space to black metal.  It is possible to obtain a free trial copy by simply clicking the "Download it now." link at American Renaissance.

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Black Metal Ethno-nationalism: Alex Kurtagić, a musician and head of a European record label, provides an extraordinary overview of a bourgeoning phenomenon—ethno-nationalist “heavy metal” music. This genre, largely based in Scandinavia, is especially controversial. Drawing from elements of pagan mythology, classical music and Romantic art, so-called Black Metal expresses a "neo-võlkisch" ideology that also features occultic—including Satanic—imagery, often evincing strong anti-Christian overtones. Some offshoots flirt with National Socialism. Black Metal’s popularity is on the rise in the West, and enjoys a small but loyal fan base in the United States. This article considers the larger cultural implications of this movement, in which young whites are finding a channel for racial identity and expression that is denied them in what passes for mainstream culture today.

EDIT:  After reading the article, I find it is a well written piece that extols many of the ideas that a member of these forums is already well aware of in a fashion very accessible to the outsider (although one passage sounds like it could have been plagiarized from the mission statement on the back of a volume of TYR).  Kurtagić (the guy behind Supernal Music for those who are not aware) avoids any critical evaluation of the bands being mentioned, but that is acceptable in a piece discussing philosophy and ideology rather than objective quality.  A comment made by Jared Taylor in his postscript probably sums up the reaction of many non-metal listeners who may be prompted to investigate the genre after reading this article:  "What you see may not be the future of Western Civilization you may have had in mind, but it is certainly not a celebration of 'diversity.' "

It overplays NS in BM. I guess this paper/site holds primarily NS beliefs.

^ Incorrect. AR holds no NS beliefs whatever(in fact states so as a matter of course). They do, however, take what they term a "race-realist" position that scientifically and empirically challenges the preposterous notion that race is nothing more than a "social construct."  They would clearly be far happier with a homogeneous, Caucasian society, and let others live in peace among their own, etc.

It overplays NS in BM. I guess this paper/site holds primarily NS beliefs.

American Renaissance is a race realist publication that deals extensively with race relations.  As a result, a BM article that is going to be published in it should fit the subject matter they deal with.

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"What you see may not be the future of Western Civilization you may have had in mind, but it is certainly not a celebration of 'diversity.' "

That's exactly what's needed. Non-universal but rather specific appeal, which is something culture does for us. This creates antipathy among outgroups looking in but sympathy and cohesion for the in group. Universal appeal on the other hand is the strategy commercialism and globalism.