Older Meditations


I liked the beats and I liked the yelling: my decade in music

Why do people like black metal?

Brutal Assault 2019

On the t-shirt thing

Self-awareness: where cultures go to die

Spotify and the end times

Global catastrophe and original sin

The purpose of myth, secular Protestantism, and the deification of tools

New releases: first impressions: Ultra Silvam, Tides of Sulfur, Suhnopfer

New releases: first impressions: Sadistic Drive, Sepsis

Some new music: first impressions: Nattsvargr, Hexagon, Nocturnal Abyss

I like the beats and I like the yelling volume III: What’s doing in British metal

Some new music: Condemnor, Zlurad

Covers: the good, the bad, and the absolute specimens

New releases from La Caverna Records: Condor, Siete Lagunas, Crucifixion, Thrombus

Lords of chaos: review

I like the beats and I like the yelling volume II: what’s doing in British metal today

I like the beats and I like the yelling: What’s doing in British and Irish metal today

Reclaiming extreme metal as a social pursuit

The Story of Anvil: The endearing comedy of art that tries too hard

Goth: a personal retrospect

Enslaved, and everything that’s wrong with modern metal

Entropy of the family tree: has metal’s genre addiction reached breaking point?

10 Albums that be so do (guest entry)

10 Albums

Ildjarn – The black sheep of black metal

Developing yourself is largely a waste of time

Two independent organisms, one suppurating deformity

Thirsty and Miserable

In defence of stupidity in black metal, a tedious and roundabout justification for my love of the music mad by people you should hate

The insistent ignobility of fun finds nobility through the lends of black metal

Growing up in the ANUS part 2, further listening

Growing up in the ANUS

The Camp, the Ironic, the Fantastical, the Failure

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