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HEAVY METAL "has retreated" from its peak

HEAVY METAL "has retreated" from its peak
September 24, 2010, 02:51:20 PM
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For a short period around the turn of the 1990s, however, the genre's compulsive need to outflank itself spiralled into genuine evil. The Californian quartet Slayer coined the loudest, fastest, ugliest sound to date, with one song, Angel of Death, relating the horrors of Josef Mengele's Auschwitz. In Norway, a small network of bands plunged headlong into Satanism, and torched some churches around Oslo. In 1993, Varg Vikernes, aka Burzum, murdered his main rival.

Metal had reached its furthest perimeter, and has since retreated a considerable distance.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandjazzmusic/7974519/Is-heavy-metal-really-the-Devils-best-tune.html

Where do you go from there? Hmm.

Re: HEAVY METAL "has retreated" from its peak
September 24, 2010, 05:08:08 PM
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For a short period around the turn of the 1990s, however, the genre's compulsive need to outflank itself spiralled into genuine evil. The Californian quartet Slayer coined the loudest, fastest, ugliest sound to date, with one song, Angel of Death, relating the horrors of Josef Mengele's Auschwitz. In Norway, a small network of bands plunged headlong into Satanism, and torched some churches around Oslo. In 1993, Varg Vikernes, aka Burzum, murdered his main rival.

Metal had reached its furthest perimeter, and has since retreated a considerable distance.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandjazzmusic/7974519/Is-heavy-metal-really-the-Devils-best-tune.html

Where do you go from there? Hmm.

say fuck it and finaly delve into classical?

Re: HEAVY METAL "has retreated" from its peak
September 25, 2010, 02:18:51 PM
Crap article, guy doesn' t know what he's talking about.

Re: HEAVY METAL "has retreated" from its peak
September 25, 2010, 11:34:12 PM
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Metal had reached its furthest perimeter, and has since retreated a considerable distance. Nowadays, its fascination with the dark side, as the Rev Mann identifies, rarely extends to outright devil-worship, providing instead a healthy rite of passage for teenagers and colourful entertainment for a more seasoned demographic.

This is somewhat true. Bands don't take things further than the stage these days, it's not so much a way of life as it was for Varg and friends.

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Yet whether Christianity really can learn anything from heavy metal, as the Rev Mann also suggests, is another matter. Speaking as a fan of 30-odd years, it never taught me much, except to enjoy a good riff, have a good time and suffer the consequences.

Christianity could learn just as much from William Blake. And it seems to me the long-time fans (20+ years) always take metal the most lightly, which could mean either age or burnout for the others. It would be interesting to do a 'where are they now?' survey on all the older DLA bands, or at least what they are listening to.

Re: HEAVY METAL "has retreated" from its peak
September 26, 2010, 11:12:24 AM
I predict that in about five years either Metal is going to begin to be resurrected as an unfamiliar or a new artistic movement will occur not directly related to metal.