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最近聽哪些唱片 (6)(black metal入門篇)

所謂入門,當然不是給讀者引薦的啦,純粹分享自己的入門經驗而已。我還是個初哥呢,未有這個資格。

那麼為何開始想要進入這個邪魔外道的世界呢?首先,我對氣氛型的重金屬是滿有興趣的,黑金屬明顯是以氣氛取勝的重型音樂派別。其二,近年的音樂出現了很多黑金的混種,例如所謂blackgaze,或跟民族樂結合來營造北歐色彩,或更呈post-metal向的所謂atmospheric black……等等,當中其黑暗邪惡氣息的魅力,使我欲追本溯源起來。而最重要的是,黑金屬,我的黑金迷朋友說,當中的核心精神其實是實現強悍的自我(大概如此)。其實都不難理解,這種音樂不論是聲音本身抑或其內容取態,顯然都是為世所不容的,我想,不懷有這種精神的人大抵都不會做這種音樂吧。

黑金屬的歷史文化亦博大精深,當中可以有很多不同思想,例如satanism、paganism、nazism……等(如果以為所有黑金人都是satanist那就錯了)。不過這些我都沒深究,目前為止我只是膚淺的聆聽者 ── 齋聽而已。所以以下的感評都只從聽覺出發。

此外,觀乎整個八九十年代的黑金屬發展史,有所謂first wave和second wave的,當中我暫時有聽的,也僅限於second wave北歐那一堆。

Burzum – Burzum (1993)

Burzum坐牢前那兩張經典作《Hvis lyset tar oss》和《Filosofem》在black metal而言是破格之作,因為是完全氛圍化的black metal,非常不metal。坐牢後還擺明做起(dark) ambient音樂來。可我們從早期Burzum那些比較「正統」的black metal作品中,已能看出其氛圍化的音樂取向的端倪。從這張debut同名作我們聽到的是:不技術化,卻能做出帥氣的邪惡氣氛,賴以食糊的是幾個上腦的riff、破舊幽暗的和弦,和偶有出現的侵略性金屬彈奏。因為邪惡之餘不太瘋癲,那份帥氣更流露出點點的人性化,所以能得我心。缺點是歌曲有點不一貫,例如中間有首ambient的 “Channeling the Power of Souls Into a New God”,後面接著的是黑金調音鞭金本質的 “War”,替整體流暢度扣了些分。”War”雖然很有型,但感覺不應出現在此輯當中。 86 more words

Music

An Introduction to Metal for People Who Like "Good Music" Part 2

It has been 2 years since I did Part 1. That has a broader introduction which I suggest you start with. This is intended as a minor follow up. 643 more words

Art

Listener's Remorse

When I look at the Metal scene today, I am both hopeful and frustrated. Why do I feel such conflicting emotions about my favorite music? Trust me, there is more logic to it than you might think at first! 773 more words

Bigotry

Ius Talionis - Eleutheromania (Review)

Ius Talionis are from Germany and this is their first release. They play Black Metal.

Although this is actually a demo release the quality of both sound and content belies this. 238 more words

Metal

On Piracy

Recently I made an order for an album I had long been wishing to add to my collection. The album of course pictured above is ‘Hvis Lyset Tar Oss’ by Burzum of course. 341 more words

Media

Varg Vikernes Discovered to be Living in Northern Florida

Late Tuesday we received confirmation that Varg Vikernes (Burzum, ex-Mayhem) has been residing in a small town in northern Florida. Reports have been circulating for some months about a man fitting the description of Vikernes (now known as Louis Cachet) roaming the forests on the outskirts of Greensboro, FL, which is about 45 minutes out of Tallahassee. 157 more words

News

Skivor som förtjänar/behöver ett återsläpp - Del 1

Jag satt för ett litet tag sen och fick idén att jag skulle lägga ut en lista över skivor som jag tycker borde återsläppas på CD, om de så behöver ett nytt återsläpp eller aldrig ens har släppts på CD så finns där för många av dom! 1,081 more words

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