Articles about Black Metal Music

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. ...

Table talk with Vordb Na R.iidr
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 151-188

Employing the epistemological principle of black metal theory (BMT), this article maps the central phenomenological feature of apophatic mysticism onto the loss sustained in Vordb Na R.iidr's first non-material edition: Moévöt's "De fenêtre entrouverte" (Kaleidarkness, 1992-2015). With recourse to personal ...

Ich bereue nichts
Opernwelt (2016) Vol. 57, No. 4, pp. np


Eastern Desekratorz and Nuclear Metal Lust: Performing 'Authentic' black metal in Malaysian Borneo
Metal Music Studies (2015) Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 211-232

Among the globalized metal scenes of South East Asia, Malaysian Borneo's black metal (BM) demonstrates a great deal of referencing to the satanic themes and sonic rawness of the first wave of western BM bands such as Venom and Bathory. ...

Blinddate: Liturgy
Visions (2015) Vol. 26, No. 270, pp. 62-63


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 ...