Originally Posted by ferday
I today watched a really great documentary on black metal on YouTube (black metal satanica, sorry no link) it was really scary LOL it is very much about the left hand path
I'm not into the whole philosophy (other than a touch of misanthropy) but I love black metal music, the feeling and atmosphere can really get me sometimes. But...I probably don't really "get it" either, and really don't care. If you like it, you like it
I think I may have seen that documentary before...I found it on Youtube and will watch it again tomorrow. IIRC, I found it faintly ridiculous and largely hilarious the first time.
I'm, without a doubt, a philanthrope. I was that bloke (20 years ago!) picking people off the floor at gigs and making sure they're OK, not stage diving wearing Docs or spikes, or wearing any kind of spikes or studs at gigs at all. I hate watching documentaries about Slayer (usually) now, where there are 12,640 shots of bloody faces...in the late 80s/early 90s, most of the blood was in the toilets and usually due to a missed stage dive. We were a small group and we looked after each other.
Perhaps this was because there was a general "extreme music" scene...which was very small...driven pretty much by hardcore punk. If you liked Slayer, you liked Terrorizer, you liked Napalm Death, you liked Extreme Noise Terror, you liked Prophecy of Doom, you liked Heresy, you liked Discharge. Turn up at a lot of those gigs with a violent attitude and you'll be shown the door.