Thirsty and Miserable

So I guess it's time to say a thing or two about alcohol. One thing that distinguished heavy metal and its offshoots in the late 1970s and early 80s from its fellow counter-cultures was the departure from human centred themes in the lyrics. Metal was not the first nor the only form of contemporary music … Continue reading Thirsty and Miserable

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In defence of stupidity in black metal, a tedious and roundabout justification for my love of the music made by people you should hate

In order to survive in the day to day, we possess a wealth of behavioural norms carefully cultivated to navigate the complex world of the civilian. To engross oneself in the world of metal is to temporarily take leave of these things. Part of the point of subcultures is their offer of an alternative and … Continue reading In defence of stupidity in black metal, a tedious and roundabout justification for my love of the music made by people you should hate