Friday, June 01, 2007

How Nice. What Does Someone Have to Do to be "Ugly?"

I read a concert review of the band Emperor in the Trib today. The opening paragraph notes, "In black metal, a genre where evil and mayhem are prerequisites for success, Emperor is the blackest of the black." According to the reviewer, the concert led him to realize "... it became clear that beauty is sometimes found in darkness."

Hmmm... is luring a man into the woods and murdering him because he is (was) homosexual "beautiful?" Burning down ancient churches is "beautiful?"

The vocals were described as "alternat[ing] between strangled shrieks and demonic gurgles." Sounds nice.

Advocated hatred and violence should never be declared "beautiful," and I don't care if it spews forth from some Nordic asshole with a twisted view of history, or a jingoistic cowboy with a warped view of current events who wants to stick a boot in someone's ass.


Blogger yournamehere said...

I know this is almost a month old, but "Amen". Hate rock is so 1997.

7:53 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

How come I've never seen this before?

What else haven't you told me?

1:00 PM  
Blogger bricotrout said...

well put 'your name here'. i concur, nothing good comes out of music like that. they say music soothes the savage beast. death metal only enrages it.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Johnny Pipewrench said...

Most of those death metal guys
are just gay guys afraid of being
gay.Let's review,
99% of their fan base is.....MEN.
young,leather clad men.
mosh pit anyone?
you know,
where a bunch of sweaty,savage
young men rub,I MEAN,SMASH

2:33 PM  

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