Thursday, August 12, 2010

An expanded view...

I thought it would be an optimum time to post more evolved thoughts about the Black Metal Revolution project via a blog. I have in the past published a series of blogs at the Metal Maniacs site which I will republish here. The idea more often than not is reiteration of the project's goals and to address the sometimes absurd conclusions people have drawn about the book and its intentions.

If you've stumbled across this via a means other than Black Metal Revolution the project as I have been referring to it is a collection of commentaries by BM artists and musicians about their most revered Black Metal record. The one they hold above all else. These are not reviews however, rather anecdotal portrayals of the author's relationship to their chosen record. I want to expand the understanding that not all experiences with music are master/slave relationships and that there is actually a symbiotic affinity where the writer is of equal importance to the release they are writing about it. Realistically the offering in question possesses status ONLY because the listener, who is in this case the author, grants it such.

Music is completely subjective. Nothing about it makes it "good". It is the experience of the listener that validates its worth...

Take a look at some previews from Black Metal Revolution . This will reiterate what I am talking about...

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