Jesse McWilliams

Articles

Victim of your dreams: A review of negativity and melancology in black metal theory and the arts of Xasthur
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 189-198

The inherent criticisms presented by black metal and black metal theory demonstrate that the fallacies of ontology rest upon the illusion of coherent organization. This blackness consumes the human perspective and reveals a nothingness that penetrates all interpretations and purpose. ...

Dark epistemology: An assessment of philosophical trends in the black metal music of Mayhem
Metal Music Studies (2014) Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 25-38

This article attempts to characterize a negative form of postmodernism as expressed in examples of black metal. Black metal is discussed in reference to a collection of examples from the music and comments of individuals of the Norwegian black metal ...