plznotucore: What do you think about Burzum ?
I’ve honestly never heard a single full Burzum song. I refuse to listen to them because I’m afraid that I’ll like them and be bummed about not consciously being able to listen to them. People get me twisted when it comes to black metal. While I do love black metal, for obvious reasons I tend to stay away from the NSBM or “racialist” shit. The punk kid in me refuses to allow me to support or tolerate that garbage. And, sure, from what I understand, Varg don’t have racist lyrics so it wouldn’t really be against any of my beliefs to illegally download his albums and listen to them, but the collector in me will want to purchase them if I really enjoy listening to them and I just don’t wanna have to go through that whole dichotomy. So I don’t bother. Contrary to popular belief, most great black metal bands either never followed those beliefs or no longer believe in that stupid shit, but the ones that do, I stay away from. If others wanna listen to Burzum that’s on them. I try not to judge. But me…I’ll pass. There are plenty of other awesome black metal bands that wouldn’t sooner spit in my face than shake my hand.
mschea: hey myke do you fuck with merzbow at all?
Some, yes. Some, no. My fave thing I’ve heard from him so far is Perfect Pain. The project he did with Genesis P-Orridge. That’s some truly scary shit.