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 0Posted on Aug 6th | re: Myrkur - "Latvian Fegurð" (20 comments)

Well I guess it’s Amelie Bruun (or maybe not), but beyond that there’s a few things in this video that struck me as this not being quite what it seems. The end of the video credits a publicity company and people from NYC. Also that shot of here in the wooded hills, that looks far more Appalachian than anything in Denmark.

 0Posted on Aug 6th | re: Myrkur - "Latvian Fegurð" (20 comments)

Thank you J. Smith for letting the cat out of the bag.

For myself I’ve liked the music, but this gimmick does seem like a lame attempt at creating authenticity. I personally would of preferred if they were straight forward about where they were coming from.

 +2Posted on Jul 2nd | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - June 2014 (72 comments)

@Schafer – Regarding Alan Averill you said “Unfortunately I understand that some of his politics are a bit questionable as well.” Could you elaborate? I wasn’t aware he’d said anything controversial.

 0Posted on Mar 1st | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal – February 2014 (27 comments)

Which is a very annoying trend. Like all Metal, Punk/Hardcore and Alternative Rock is being put into a blender. All the while the musicians of these new ‘modern’ bands get upset at even calling themselves Metal, like it’s a denigration of their music to somehow be called that.

As for Black Metal, I think it goes like this. You’ve got a culture that very much falls under the realm of Romanticism (google if you can’t remember from your lit. courses in high school). Then it’s now being reapropriated by a scene that’s clearly Post-Modern in their world view. To then be puzzled as to why Romantics are upset their work is getting turned into something Post-Modern is, well, disappointing.

 -5Posted on Aug 29th, 2013 | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - August 2013 (34 comments)

Regarding Ninkharsag, they most certainly don’t sound anything like Bathory or Emperor. What they do sound like is a very derivative Taake. I really don’t see anyone could like that band unless you’ve never heard of Taake (or a number of other bands) before.

 -2Posted on Aug 29th, 2013 | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - August 2013 (34 comments)

I do get the idea. I just think that title gives a false notion when something else could be associated.

As for Necrophobic, can’t say I have any kind words about that band. Always struck me as part of the horde in the 90′s riding the tails of Dissection in that melodic Death/Black mix. Also they were boring as hell at MDF 2010. Just look up the youtube videos.

 -1Posted on Aug 29th, 2013 | re: The Black Market: The Month In Metal - August 2013 (34 comments)

The only Black Metal band that I can think of that’s played an actual arena is Dimmu Borgir. Maybe Hi-Fi Black Metal would be a better term.

 +2Posted on Jul 7th, 2011 | re: Under The Influence: Deafheaven Roads To Judah (10 comments)

Maybe it would help if today’s indie rock-folk hipster Coachella background music doesn’t suck like all hell.

 -6Posted on Jul 7th, 2011 | re: Under The Influence: Deafheaven Roads To Judah (10 comments)

uh huh, so they’re mostly inspired by indie rock/folk pop hipster breakfast cereals with a side of hardcore/death/grind orange juice and atmospheric no-name Black Metal coffee. I’ll make sure to pass on this band till the end of time.

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