I had to ask- I could not let it go-There was this kid listening to his music and I had to ask.
As a music fan who prides himself on not discounting any genre, (even something sounding still warm from being forged in the bowels of hell) this was a valid question.
The answer, a somewhat indignant – “This is death metal”
The difference as explained to me: Black metal is more rhythmic with complex guitar work while Death is more smash and thrash.
I will have to go with that because I am swimming a bit out of my depth here.
And I understand that part of the attraction is to reinforce the alienation that the listener wants to bathe in.
If that is your deal dude—go for it.
It just surprised me that I could insult someone by simply suggesting this sacred (or more correctly “anti-sacred”) death metal is associated with that whimpy-assed-candy-coated black metal.
Excuse me – I am a stranger here in electric land.
I got away with it mostly because I am just a curious and amicable middle aged person with all the malice worn off me at this point in my life.
I want music that inspires me and touches me- I do not want to summon up demons.
Mostly because they tend to want to hang around and don’t fall for those subtle hints— like…..”er hey guys, yeah it was real fun dancing around the fire and all but I got to put some ointment on these burns and crash, big day at work tomorrow—-so—er see you later?”
They tend to get under your skin and move right in.