Published in Rivethead Magazine

Brett Stevens article in Houston’s underkvlt metal/rock mag:

During the 1950s-1970s we had bombers and cruise missiles, but in the 1980s we had supersonic intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) loaded with multiple independent re-entry vehicles (MIRVs) that blanketed cities like fission cluster bombs, erasing whole patches of the landscape. We were told we had seven minutes of warning

It was a terrifying time; people clung to dogma (“freedom” in the west, “equality” in the Soviet bloc) and tried to block any greater meaning out of their heads. Meaning started two world wars and could get you killed. Being really happy for blue jeans, cable TV and a fat paycheck was safer than bread. This vapidity produced a type of pop culture that was both saccharine and aggressive, emphasizing shallow emotions at the same time it pressed people onward to become part of the machine, to work hard and join the flow. Underground metal threw all of this back in its face.

United by the slogan “Only death is real,” underground metal as an artistic movement sought to remind people that all the crazy distractions, entertainment, politics and economics that filled our news and minds were distractions from the real agenda, which was having a meaningful and purposeful life. – Rivethead

Click the link to read more. Designed to offend numus and mellcores alike. And anyone else, come to think of it. Allahu ackbar!

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  1. autie says:


  2. ANUS FOR GAY METAL '12 says:


  3. 8===> says:

    A bunch of spotty 16 year old Venom ripoffs from the Netherlands said “only death is real,” and now you think that was a banner under which all of metal was united. lol

  4. brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death says:

    Best demo I’ve heard this year. Definitely better than all the garbage Negruvoda and his aspie counterparts recommend.

  5. internatio says:

    They saw through all that because they could see it was already crumbling : USSR in Afghanistan (we’ll give them their vietnam as said Brzezinski) and Reaganomics largely failling to “trickle down”. That’s the part of the story you never tell : the “system” is not a big, well-oiled, machine that only a self-proclaimed elite of hessians can see through, everybody is confronted to its glaring contradictions.

    at least you can write about music like nobody else (actually describing what happens in it instead of a random stream of subjective impressions) and you see postmodernism for what it is : an hypocritical attempt at looking “left” while focusing on secondary lifestyle issues. That’s why I still come to this site, but when was the last time you wrote about the music ?

  6. "We're going to have tits falling out the ass, my friend" says:

    Yeah, what’s the deal with this Brett Stevens guy where “only death is real” is the connotation of underground metal? I bet if you were to ask Bathory, Slayer, Sarcofago, Darkthrone back in the 80’s if they made music because “only death is real”, they would apathetically oblige. Only to make that person not seem like a dumbass.

  7. brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death says:

    Internatio is another faggot marxist, and an anti-revisionist one. If he was here, I would kill him in the name of the great god Ronald Reagan. DEATH TO LEFTISTS.

  8. Jeremy, age 13 death metal kommando of the bloodmoon ~*..*~ says:

    That was some cool emo, I liked the part where the Diablo II monster was having gay sex and they had 666 was in the name, super cool! Brutal Slayer you are my hero, can I use your name for my Dragon Age II account?

  9. SCHNAPP (Ger) says:

    Who else here likes metal with influences from Egyptian and Sumerian mythology? If you like NILE and MORBID ANGEL then be sure to check out SCHNAPP from Germany. Brutal music for the intellectual elite!

  10. Dominating Fucker says:

    Lets see how many cunts of the ‘I love cock in my ass-hipster trolling club’ are here. I see comments 1,2,3,4,6,8 are our regular whining bitches and generic emo queens. So far so good.

  11. Indie Hipster Revolutionaire says:

    Hello darlings. I propose to form the Anti Anus Trolling Squad or A.A.T.S. Our organization’s goal is to frot together and troll every single Anus post with hate comments. Lets show them how indie metal is way cuter and more in touch with our feminine side, specially our backside. We need more naked cocks in our lives. So if you are an Anus hater lets join forces now. Send me and email and I’ll send you your membership card.

    – your friend Timmy Cummings
    Remember is our God given right to be a hipster.

  12. Queero Mc Hungo @ We're going to have tits falling out the ass, my friend says:

    Hello there remember me? Tongue, ass, perineum? It’s me baby…

  13. brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death says:

    You think you’re funny posing as a 13 year old, you blatantly homosexual Romanian pederast? Try these tracks on for size, maybe they’ll convince you that Sonata Arctica and Gentle Giant are FUCKING GAY:

  14. "We're going to have tits falling out the ass, my friend." says:

    Or check out this brutal band.

  15. Internatio says:
    Seriously, a philosophical death-praising song with actually good sound and playing to show the kids what taking life seriously and hard work can achieve. There’s a bona fide malmsteen version for those who can’t stand the 70’s sound.

  16. trotskyite says:

    metal is hate music, can’t we all just get along, suck each other off and listen to *R.E.M.*??

  17. Timmy Cummings @ all haters united under the banner of cock says:



  18. Queero Mc Hungo @ brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death says:

    How can I be a pederast and be 13 yrs old at the same time baby sweet? I’m not Romanian but I’m sure there are a lot of hot guys with big cocks over there, yummy. Kisses in ur cock sweetie pie! I’m sure we could get together for some lovin’. I loved the Mastodon video better, it’s more me!!

  19. Queero Mc Hungo @ brutal slayer of christians, noble hessian warrior of death says:

    I love the Mastodon video a lot more but I hate their music. I like listening to Acerbus, Slayer and Revenant when I’m feeling a little gay and need an ass pummeling. I don’t know why, I guess it’s the nihilistic rage the music possesses. It’s so fuckin’ hard and heavy just like many a black cock I’ve had in my ass. Oh God, I need dick now!

  20. Adrian McCocks says:


  21. tiny midget says:

    Oh no, Queero Mc Hungo and now Adrian Mc Cocks back? Shit.



  23. Alex Birch says:

    There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Martin Regnen, Frank Azzurro, and Alfred Wells, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to post for the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-blogpost.

  24. Imperial GAY warrior of sacrilegious triumph says:

    What does being gay mean to you? What is your reaction to each of the following statements?

    1. Being gay is having the capability to love a member of the same sex to a much greater depth than a member of the opposite sex.

    2. Being gay is a matter of love, not a matter of sex.

    3. Being gay is who you are, not what you do.

    4. Being gay is part of you, not a separate entity.

    5. Being gay is OK — the sin is living a lie.

    6. Being gay is not chosen, if it were, there would be no gays.

    7. Being gay is to be ridiculed about something you can do nothing about.

    8. Being gay is not changeable — but it is liveable.

    9. Being gay is accepting yourself when others are not accepting of you.

    10. Being gay is being who you are — even though you don’t understand it.

    11. Being gay is gentleness, warmth and sensitivity, when you are not at war with the outside world.

    12. Being gay is different, and the definition of different is not “bad.”

    13. Being gay is reaching the autumn of your years and wondering why you have spent most of your life trying to get acceptance from people who don’t know you and who don’t understand you.

    14. Being gay is YOU — and nothing in this world is more important than that.

    For some dating tips, or to find your gay sole-mate visit the gay dating section of the cupid’s reviews, the #1 gay dating review site on the net! Next year, Noosa in Queensland Australia will be hosting a gay festival specifically for gay christians. The festival is currently being organized and getting sponsored now.

  25. Gay is not bad... says:

    Can black people come too? After all we are all equal, right? I am not exactly black, but half black half vietnamese. You know a product of the beautifull thing called diversity. I just feel so lonely sometimes. Nobody understands me you know. I just wanna cry for help. A silent cry. All I can do is listen to great old school metal like Pantera and Avenged Sevenfold and Mastodon and cry my pain out.

  26. Internatio says:

    @ Trotskyte (sic) I’m for class warfare, not a giant kumbaya.
    Metal is not just hate, it’s about the stuff you get everyday in the news but which most other artists can’t tackle without turning to boring, naive preachiness.
    But I like REM too, they’re among the really good bands, they have a direction, they know how to create a mood and then manipulate it with well placed loops.

  27. fucking moron, metal is SHIT says:

    “it’s about the stuff you get everyday in the news”

    yeah like ghouls attacking the church and effigies of the forgotten

    did you know they were still hungry in transylvania? those poor people

    “I like REM too”

    oh look it’s the only non-metal band acceptable to like because prozy namedropped tem, to bad it’s pop. try pixies if you’re into that dated 80s shit, otherwise check out the new pornographers for something of real quality.

  28. John Darnielle says:

    I have no meaningful debate for a guy who doesn’t know the meaning of either term. Just the abuse you so richly deserve.

    I’m not Christian, dude. Or Jewish. I was raised in an atheist household by a guy from Terre Haute, Indiana, one of the most outrageously anglo cities in the entire history of the world. My “blood,” which subject seems to interest you Texan types a lot, is Anglo-Scottish on Dad’s side and German on Mom’s. You wouldn’t know a fact if it bit you and it would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic. Equally pathetic is your ongoing fumbling around in the dark trying to figure out who I am.

    You are a complete moron, and your curly-ass hair was awfully funny last time I saw it. Your radio show used to kick ass, though. Pity about this hard-on you’ve got for Jim Goad and Boyd Rice. Whatever. Sincerely,

  29. Gay is not bad... says:

    All I can do is listen to old-school metal such as Acerbus, Fallen Christ and Averse Sefira and just be gay. I’m a homosexual and these are perfect bands to listen to while letting out some “steam”. ;)

  30. Gay is not bad, it's good, it's good, it's good. . .. says:

    Thanks for existing, *ANUS*, the only place I can comfortably reveal the truth. I am gay and love listening to Beherit, Morbid Angel and Infester whilst masturbating to gay midget fecal porn. I find the grunts and screams from the metal vocals match up to the gay porn perfectly.

  31. racial purity destroyer says:

    There’s nothing wrong with being mixed race either. Mixed race people are superior, combining all the positives of different races into one. I have the malaria resistance and intellection of the white man + the strength and muscularity of the black man. I will impregnate all your pure white & black daughters and sister, death to racial purity.

  32. march march march march says:

    MixedRace supremacists on the march…..

  33. is for community college dropouts who think they're philosophers says:

    “Letters full of abuse are the last refuge of conformist hipsters trying to appear “different” with their melodramatic bands, railing against anything which they perceive might make change in the social situation that they exploit.”

    Yeah, some curly haired douche and his cadre of aspie losers is going to make a change with the power of shitty death metal. Moron.

  34. Mahatma Gandhi says:

    Would you like a curry enema with basmati rice? It’s very good I guarantee you!

  35. Timmy Cummings is for community college dropouts who think they're philosophers says:

    Excuse me doll but you are not a registered member of the A.A.T.S. anti anus trolling squad.

    You are not allowed to hate this site until you have received your membership card.

    your boy friend,

    timmy cummings
    Lets frot together.

  36. @ John Darnielle says:

    How cumm your such a fag? I’ve gotta big juicy cock ready for your not so virgin rectum!

  37. Internatio says:

    @ Fuking Moron, metal is SHIT

    thank you for the New pornographers.

    Do you happen to know a non-metal band who sang about the horrors of megele in a better way than Slayer on Angel of Death ?

  38. @ Internatio says:

    Yeah, a band called Grantly Buffalo

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