I’m not really a black metal person, in all honestly. If you notice, my blog lends itself more towards an old-school death metal bias, but I do happen to enjoy black metal - I just never got myself into it as much as the former. So I do have respect for Vikernes’s musical talents and his influence on the genre.
Conversely, anything about his ideology or the implications of his shockingly vile discourse is a load of shit. We know he’s a horrible person with an egregious and stupendously deficient moral code. Any of his twelve year-old “br00tal” fanboys who idolize him like an idiot are just that: fucking idiots. They should probably grow up, lest we get ourselves stuck with an impenetrable wall of rebellious children who are too “kvlt” and “trve” to recognize the repercussions of the musician they claim to be inspirational.
Really, it’s a shameful chapter in metal history. I understand the enigma of the situation and the character Vikernes has created around himself is enticing to certain people, but it does nothing to show condemnation of his actions and beliefs. This is why I don’t get the truckload of “oh HURR DURR EURONYMOUS IS DEAD” type of jokes - not because I find myself offended over the humour surrounding a murder - but instead because it’s become so incredibly redundant.
Ultimately we, as the metal community, find ourselves oddly obsessed with the cemented representation of Varg Vikernes the murderer rather than Varg Vikernes the musician. I find that to be the stupid thing.
Alex and Black Metal Bob share a moment of disappointment.
That would be the logo for his own black metal project… of which he is the sole member.
For those not as adept at reading messy band logos, it says Dreary Aura.
Even if you’re more of a death metal person like me, you’ll appreciate this.
Just in time for summer, here’s something to remind you of the endless winter that is life.
- How did I get into metal?
- What bands did I listen to early on?
- Something I love in metal music.
- Something I hate in metal music.
- Favourite instrument
- Favourite genre
- Favourite band (specific genre)
- Favourite band overall
- Favourite song (specific band)
- Favourite male vocalist?
- Favourite female vocalist?
- Best thing about metal culture?
- Worst thing about metal culture?
- Can I play an instrument?
- Last concert I went to?
- Best concert I went to?
- Megadeth or Metallica?
- Venom or Bathory?
- Carcass or Arch Enemy?
- Death or Obituary?
- Song I’m currently listening to
- (any other question)