Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Power of You Tube---True Norwegian Black Metal

While watching this five part documentary it's impossible to shake the feeling that it was made almost completely for YouTube. The ten minute long segments fit perfectly into the framework of the site itself, and the divisions alone are not something that would usually be done in a standard documentary.

Also, and perhaps the most 'special' element of YouTube, is its ability to make available that which would otherwise wallow in obscurity. I'm sure many of you have never heard of the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth, or of the man being interviewed, Gaahl; but here it is---I'm showing it to you.

Gaahl is very peculiar man. If you watch the entire documentary you learn some rather insightful things about the life of this Satanic hermit. "You don't perform black metal if you're not a warrior. Black metal is a war against... what everyone knows." Hahaha, great stuff!

-Bryce VanHoosen-

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