As predicted, Mr Vikernes returns with another segment of the saga of his introduction to metal and his unique take on the genre that became one of the pillars of black metal, which increasingly looks like the last interesting thing to come out of music.
Where his first volume shows us a teenage Varg encountering metal, figuring out that Euronymous was a Communist and pulling the first black metal Sát Cộng mission, and then getting railed by a justice system that wants to slam him and Anders Breivik into the memory hole, this book promises to focus on the early years that shaped Varg the intellect and personality.
Luckily you can get this from the usual corporate megastore for only twelve bucks which works out to under ten cents a page. Good luck even getting photocopies at that price in the Biden economy.
These books always felt like a first attempt to get everything down on paper for someone to later compile, assemble, and edit into a three hundred page book covering the entire story, at which point the NYT will condemn it as “rambling” and everyone else will rush out and buy it.
Despite some criticisms of the offhand style, readers will prefer this casual, opinionated, and spirited exploration of the time period to the sterile “professional” books that seem to wallow in emotion and miss the interesting details of what compelled these men against the world to take an artistic stand against modernity.