Black metallic has at all times been a divisive subgenre, identified for its excessive aesthetics, darkish lyrical themes, and penchant for pushing the boundaries of musical conventions. Bands like Venom, thought of pioneers of the motion, have earned a cult following for his or her unapologetically provocative and infrequently absurd lyrics.
Clearly, inside the metallic group, there’s room for numerous opinions. And in a current interview, on the We Go to 11 podcast, Metal Church guitarist and founding member Kurdt Vanderhoof did not mince phrases when expressing his robust aversion to excessive metallic music, and significantly black metallic. Vanderhoof known as the style “satanic screamo stuff” and stated that he does not perceive the enchantment.
“I hate it. I hate that black metallic, Satanic, screamo stuff. It is rubbish to me… I do not like black metallic. I do not like all of that sort of stuff. I just like the stuff that I initially favored. The New Wave Of British Heavy Metallic stuff — I really like that stuff. I do not hearken to the brand new Satanic stuff in any respect.”
When the interviewer talked about that Venom have been thought of black metallic, however additionally they have been kinda thrashy, Vanderhoof chuckled and added: “They have been terrible. However they have been humorous. They made you snicker. You hearken to the lyrics and also you’re, like, ‘Yeah, proper.’ … It is not my bag — by no means has been,” he quipped.
Metal Church not too long ago launched a brand new studio album Congregation of Annihilation, their first with new singer Marc Lopes, who joined the band after the tragic passing of their former singer Mike Howe.
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