Varg Vikernes always was and still is full of shit. Why exactly would you want to believe something that paints him as just another one of the boys instead of being a racist idiot on top of a murderer?
This is pretty good, thanks for posting!Song of the Day
Coming in at the last minute with my selection is Burning Worlds of Excrement from Svartidauði off of their new album Revelations of the Red Sword
This album is a good reason why people should not make their best of the year lists final before December :)
And why on Earth would you trust him when he says something self-serving that would attempt to normalize his extreme, fringe, abhorrent views instead of, you know, thinking he's a nutcase?
Because of Transilvanian Hunger's Aryan black metal and calling critics of that Jews, Hellhammer saying he doesn't like black metal, Faust's murder of a gay man, etc.
I mean, Burzum is a pretty good example for exactly that (though I don't know if that changed with newer albums).I feel like overtly NS stuff is super easy to avoid but I'm not gonna argue that there aren't people in pretty popular bands that maybe have some questionable beliefs/affiliations, even if the bands lyrics/themes are not explicitly NS/racist. Drudkh is a good example.
people who are open to getting hyped up on hatred and looking down on other groups as inferior tend to lack the self-awareness to realize that the previous generation of hate-junkies would've viewed them as the punching bags and not as brothers. it'd be funny if it weren't so fucking dangerous.
I think he changed his name from Kristian to Varg because he hates Christianity and Abrahmic religions (I mean he burned down churches after all), so he hated having that name.In any case I still listen to Burzum and even Nokturnal Mortum, Goat Horns is one of my favourite black metal albums. However, while it may not stop me from listening to them I still think that it's an interesting topic to discuss and I do not believe that Varg lived in a vacuum; even if what he says is full of shit he must have had influences or influenced people especially considering that he was friends with Fenriz and even wrote lyrics for Transilvanian Hunger. There is also the fact that he was originally named Kristian and I think he used that name for part of his time in Old Funeral? So he must have decided at some point during that era to stop using that name and I wonder what it was exactly.
Definitely agree.The thing is, they’re not really doom at all. In fact, they’re one of those rare bands that openly defies easy classification. Every time you think you have them pigeonholed, they sprout 4 new musical tendrils with which to crush the ducks you’d lined up so nicely in a row. The core of the Wisconsin-based outfit’s sound is undeniably the heavy, psychedelic rock of the 70s, but that’s merely the jump off point for a weird exploration of metal, shoegaze, indie rock and a host of off-kilter ideas purloined from emo, alternative music and Krautrock. The music is very heavy in mood, even if it’s not actually heavy metal as we know it. It’s also intensely captivating, and maybe, just maybe, a work of real genius.
Not bad. I used to be a huge CoB fan. Not as much anymore, but sometimes I throw on Follow the Reaper or Hate Crew for some massive nostalgia. They've had a few good discs since then, too. Will check this out.
This is bad and they should feel bad.
Oh wow. I had no idea that they finally released an album. I had heard the news of Khan rejoining when it first happened, and waited, and waited, and waited for them to actually release new material and then just kind of forgot about them. Kamelot might have made him more money and given him more exposure, but Conception was the much more interesting band.