Category Archives: metal philosophy

Issue #3: Helpless Prey To Immortality

< Contents: 1. Prologue by Helmholtz 2. The Ritual of Metal Performance in Concert by Helmholtz 3. Stoner Adventures: Vol. Zero by Kaveh 4. Drunk with Fire by Helmholtz 5. Tangerine Dream – Ricochet: Review by Kaveh 6. Music as … Continue reading

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Issue #2: A Fine Day to Die!

< > Contents: 1.  Prologue by Kaveh 2.  Until the Light Takes Us: A Review by Helmholtz 3.  Cirith Ungol – King of the Dead:  Review by Helmholtz 4.  Vio-Lence – Eternal Nightmare: Review by Kaveh 5.  Remembering Ronnie James … Continue reading

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Issue #1: Onwards to Golgotha!

> Contents: 1. Hessianism: Our Mission by Helmholtz 2. Worship, Religion, Art, and Metal by Helmholtz 3. Black Metal as a Spiritual Exercise by Wahn 4. Visual Arts in Hessian Culture by Kaveh 5. “Because You’ll Be Burned and Died” … Continue reading

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The ugly side of life is pure beauty for the hessian

There’s a very nice short story from the booklet of Burzum’s album Filosofem that reminds me a lot of the misunderstood path that the hessian chooses as life: Creeping And Crawling, Rustling And Fluttering “There are two natural lights in … Continue reading

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From the past comes the storms: metal's connection to the past

Metal, through its lyricism and imagery, and some might say, its feeling, tries in a very obvious way to link itself to the past, whether by telling the story of the armies that fought in World War II or by … Continue reading

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Knowing the music you listen to is key to strengthening yourself and the metal subculture

I guess the following affirmation will not be a newsflash to anyone reading this, but most music sucks. What makes bad music? A number of things which are numerous and complex, but which can be distilled for the sake of … Continue reading

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Decline and fall of metal?

Intelligent hessians may be more or less worried about the significant decrease in quality of albums coming out each year since 1995 or so. Like the social decay around us, it seems so pervasive that it’s easy to be fatalistic … Continue reading

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