Meditations on music and philosophy


On gatekeeping

Metal’s Retromania Part VI: until the light takes us

El Negro Metal Interview Polemicist

Metal’s Retromania Part V: whither is fled the visionary gleam?

Metal that is progressive and a night of emperial wrath

Metal is deterministic (guest entry)

Metal’s Retromania Part IV: the Icarus factor

On Spotify

The rancour of fandom

Metal’s Retromania Part III: the eternal return

The new avant-garde

The oxymoron of English black, and the lessons of USBM

El Negro Metal Interview Mefitis (Pendath and Vatha)

Metal’s Retromania Part II: the great explosion

Metal’s Retromania: Part I

Bad albums


I have liked the beats and I have liked the yelling: end of year roundup

Immolation: metal’s Faustian bargain with consumerism

Heaviness is dead

An inconclusive reckoning: 2010 in Albums

Where is the artwork?

The Metalhead Box and reaping what you sow

Ressentiment and the battle for hearts and minds

Music and words

Why is mainstream music writing so bad?

Darkness guides us…until the light took it: another show gets cancelled

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