I’m a huge sucker for vampy, gothy singers like Zola Jesus and now Chelsea Wolfe. Wolfe did a cover of Burzum’s Black Spell of Destruction [listen above], which makes her ok in my book. Her debut album, The Grime and the Glow, makes me think of PJ Harvey at a funeral. I’m really looking to [...]
I like the idea of this Periodic Table of Heavy Metals by Pop Chart Lab, but a lot of the bands on it aren’t even metal (Grand Funk Railroad, Wolfmother, Rage Against the Machine), way too many hair metal and metalcore bands, and there’s no Burzum, Darkthrone, or Mayhem. It seems pretty haphazard, and it [...]
I really want this Burzum t-shirt. In fact, I really want any Burzum T-shirt. I think this particular one may be a little hard to come by actually, I just wanted one soon so I could wear it every night of our tour. I’ve been listening to Hliðskjálf a lot.
With bands like Krallice, Liturgy, and now San Francisco-based Deafheaven firmly establishing a subgenre of shimmering, transcendent black metal, many metal purists are throwing the tag ‘hipster’ around a little too freely. Burzum’s first post-prison album is also a big slab of pretty, so is Varg a hipster too?