If I can get personal for a moment – I’ve been listening to black metal for about 27 years, and over that time I’ve thought long and hard about why exactly it is that black metal calls to me. Beyond all the sound, aesthetic, spirituality, whatever – what is it really that makes it resonate so much with me at my core? Over a quarter of a century I’ve been pondering this, and over the years I’ve come to the simplest, most base level conclusion: I fucking hate humanity.
I don’t mean that in any edgelord type of way, and of course there are many, many great people out there. For the most part however, we fucking suck. Generally speaking we’re a lying, conniving, greedy, selfish, self-absorbed, destructive bunch of assholes intent on making ourselves and all other life on the planet miserable; continuously dragged down by the unfortunate majority of us who are too stupid to see a way out and too cowardly and/or arrogant to take ownership of our failings and change even if we could (and pathetically crush those who ARE intelligent and brave enough to try to change things). This is why the hatred and negativity inherent in black metal really calls to me… and this is why Greek underground legends DØDSFERD sing directly to my soul.