posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 10:31 PM
reply to post by Resentedhalo08
I believe that at one point it was evil. The intent for it's creation by Euronymous of Mayhem, was to go against the Catholic Church. They not only
used the imagery, but really devoted themselves to destroying that which the Church destroyed when they forced the people of Norway, Sweden and the
surrounding areas to convert.
I've been listening, and playing black metal for 16 years. When I first started, I was in the same mindframe as what the first bands were. As I got
older, my ideals are still the same, but I don't believe in either Dog or Satan. I think that the black metal of today is more a joke than what it
was. Granted there are handfuls of bands that still purvey the original ideal, and still create some awesome atmospheric black metal.
As for me, I stick with what I grew up with. Sarcofago, Opthalamia, Arcturus, Aurora Borealis, Mayhem, Darkthrone, Burzum, Katatonia, Samael, the
Star and Flag by the way.
edit on 21-1-2011 by divinetragedy79 because: to star and flag