03 01 13 - 08:30
As the unquestionable product of modernity, Black Metal at the same time firmly sentences the modern world to death. Not merely with respect to Christianity, this is the one big âAntiâ to everything that is believed to be of any value for an average member of Western society: from the conventional notions of good and beauty to metaphysical Being itself. In other words, Black Metal at a glance is the very embodiment of an active-nihilistic phase in a metaphysical process of transvaluation of all values heralded by Friedrich Nietzsche. - Politosophia
It seems to me that black metal is a confrontation with nihilism: a recognition of how nothing is inherent, and our choices have taken us to stupid places.