Archive for February 12th, 2004

If you see your mom this weekend, be sure and tell her, SATAN, SATAN, SATAN!!

Feb 12, 2004 in Music

Black Metal Nation - New York Press

This amusing book review by Mark Ames compares and contrasts the black metal cult classic Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground with An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror, the new book by neo-con hawks Richard Perle and David Frum.

As a recovering teenage metalhead, I can only say that the existence of the Norwegian metal underground is a bit of an abberation (I’m sure many of you have already seen the news article concerning Norwegian band Gorgoth on Polish TV). By the time black metal came on the scene, satanism was considered old hat in metal music; cheesy and overdone. But I remember a time when most non-metal listeners mistakenly believed the only thing that separated Bon Jovi from bands like Metallica was the latter’s devotion to the dark lord Beelzebub.