Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Belated Memorial Day post

Extreme metal is a celebration of violence. Whether you listen to Angelcorpse or Amon Amarth, you spend your days immersed in music that finds glory in war and beauty in death. The good old U.S. government sets aside a special day to honor the war dead, but for a headbanger this should be the norm, not the exception. So for one day, let's take a step back from the martial spirit and remember that war is total fucking hell. For the most part, it's just another way for the rich to strip the fat off the bones of the poor. For everyday people, it's absolute catastrophe. It's villages obliterated by Predator drones. It's napalm in the forests. But I think Amebix says it better than I ever could...


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