As the aging and dying of both Western Civilization and heavy metal converge, more people are studying the meaning of both and trying to figure out how those of us who are not in denial can re-create and possibly exceed the greatness of the past.
Tags: metal theory, podcast
In life, we seek that which has what we lack. An author who can write some way that we cannot becomes instantly fascinating, just like music which expresses what we lack words to convey. Underground metal attracts those who are seeking to explain in philosophical terms what the mood, emotions, atmosphere, and texture — almost like a wall scripture from an Egyptian tune — conveys.
Tags: Heavy Metal, inside-out, outside-in, spirit
Coming to us from the wilds of Sicily, Morticula Rex derive their influences from classic heavy metal and death metal, but create a style of doom-death with the same heavy metal influences that drove the Greek and Sardinian scenes to have unique voices, even if hybridized ones.
Tags: death metal, doom-death, morticula rex
Back during the primordial 1980s, which really seem like a different world compared to the post-millennial era, stores sold a wider variety of tobaccos including an English import named Three Castles, a light gold Virginia which came in a thin ribbon cut.
Tags: kendal gold, pipe smokers, pipe smoking, pipe tobacco, pipes, tobacco
Not realizing that death metal focuses on confronting the illusions behind which we hide in a social bubble instead of accepting that life includes death and lies like equality, democracy, and consumerism lead to group suicide, Cambodians expressed outrage that a death metal band borrowed the name of the most notorious Khmer Rouge death camp:
Tags: cambodia, death metal, khmer rouge, sat cong, tuol sleng
In theory, on Sunday all the world relaxes. Some go to church to try to revive what they believe in the Old Faith, others putter around the house, knowing that eventually the Old Ways will return and bring their faith with them. Humanity needs to see more good in normal existence for that to happen, however.
Tags: pipe smokers, pipe smoking, pipe tobacco, rauchen ist tödlich, tobacco
Heavy metal proves hit-or-miss for most death metal fans; it too easily slips into what pop and rock are, which is a musical utilitarianism that likes color notes, melodic minor slips, and bouncy rhythms. The rare band captures both a mood and a transition through contrast.
Tags: Heavy Metal, state of mind
As the death metal genre becomes buried under layers of history, the details of its creation gradually emerge, with the most recent being North From Here: The Sentenced Story by Matti Riekki, now available in English:
Tags: book, death metal, matti riekki, sentenced, svart records
This Easter, as many before, we gather to celebrate a civilization which has been dying for a thousand years and the utter futility of doing anything about it because most people are ignorant and bigoted against any notion of civilization, culture, race, and heritage.
Tags: apostasy, blasphemy, christianity, egalitarianism, heresy, Realism
According to numerous sources, Wes Weaver, composer and guitarist for Imprecation, Blaspherian, and Infernal Dominion, has passed away from multiple heart attacks earlier today. The band Imprecation issued a statement on his death:
Tags: blaspherian, death metal, imprecation, infernal dominion, wes weaver