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By now I have read quite a lot about black metal theory, if that can even be called a thing I must say that once again I did enjoy it, although some essays were really far from the main subject and again others really interesting and highly informative Academics have such a different approach to this Some lose themselves in philosophical nonsense that in my opinion misses the idea completely and again others really want to find a way to explain the black metal phenomenon Some essays captured so well the essence of black metal and indeed found ways to give academic meaning to this art form, which is so much than what meets the eye.
Part noble gesture towards the dark sublime peaks of black metal theory , part academic foolery For the idea of black metal theory to succeed, the prose of theoretical thought will have to be actually infected with black metal lyricism, which occasionally happens in this text.
Firstly, I think that this tome was deliberately dense I am a philosopher myself and I believe wholly in making things as simple as possible in order to make my writing accessible Some of these papers seemed a tad too ivory tower for me, and, given the difficulties I had in ascertaining what some writers were going on about, I shudder to think of the struggles your average metalhead should face in trying to interact with this publication.
Secondly, the proof reading and editing was seriously substandard I cringed at some of the mistakes and omissions Not befitting of an academic collection.
That said, I find some of the reviews here a tad harsh There were a couple of articles that I read and dismissed as ridiculous the Hendrix article springs to mind , but the general aim of the Symposium I think is worthwhile there is a cultural aspect to this Metal for me is like Zen, you must listen, headbang and the experience is Metal.
Transcendental Black Metal Come on its a joke Liturgy with burst beat and high pitched guitar sucks Their hipster image loathed me even worse If Transcendental was double nihilism and they had inverse for the typical black metal ideas then why don t call it White Metal hahahah guess you can t do that because you need to be god believing christian metalhead first My view about this book can be found in the book and I copy pasted it below What sucks is when metal is co opted by wannabe academic nerds Chronic YouthTo be fair I enjoyed some parts, the conversation in Stosuy Meaningful Leaning Mess was worth a read because it enlighten me on the American Black Metal scene by worthy non hipster black metal band members.
Again, if you want to understand Metal listen to it until it transform you Then only you can
The actual proceedings from an academic conference on philosophy and black metal.
The collection is really, really uneven in content Some great historico philosophical pieces, but there is also a mountain of academic speak, jargon clogged, semiotic claptrap that perhaps not on purpose purposefully is LAUGH OUT LOUD funny That said, the BM miner will find some real nuggets of analysis, historical fact, secondary sources to pursue, and begin to tease out the threads of this dark art BM is where the real transgression is taking place HORNS UP YA SH TTERS An interesting collection of essays It seems that people discredit the book because they disapprove of the essays within, but I found all of them to be valuable, even if I didn t necessarily agree with half of them.
If you like thinking about BM in a way you wouldn t any other genre of metal, this collection is an important read it s a lone, intelligent voice in a choir of mindless elitism.
Fundamental to my perception of Black Metal, my approach to elitism, my understanding of transcendence, and my thesis Garbled thoughts tumbling down dark abyssic holes you tumble with them, or you stay behind Both might work, as this not merely a hallelujah for fans, but an academic approach to something I didn t believe could be academicised before.