Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Very Metal Interlude

So, first of all, thank you John Darnielle for taking the lead in posting thoughtful discussions of metal albums, on a blog with no ostensible connection to that genre, without any attempt to justify why they're enjoyable in their own way. I've been listening to a lot of my old music while packing up, and it's been a lot of fun browsing different tracks from my, if not huge, at least hugely varied music collection. I've wandered into my Bathory albums, and it's pretty astonishing the effect that albums like Hammerheart (1990) had on the entire subsequent world of heavy music. This YouTube video is appropriately ridiculous, but the track "Fathers to Sons" is a good example of their style.

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