CHRONIC YOUTH, BLACKENED MUSIC SERIES AND STEREOGUM'S HAUNTING THE CHAPEL PRESENT: WATAIN, BLACK ANVIL AND SPECIAL GUESTS!
Dec 2, 2010
Doors @ 7 PM
The vulgar provocateurs and self-proclaimed black metal purists that make up Watain are the fathers of an undeniably distinct sound. They formed in 1988 as part of the first wave of black metal, building on the ferocity of thrash but rejecting any commercially viable sheen. Alongside groups like Venom and Celtic Frost, they worked to promote the shock value of music through irreverent and offensive subject matter and imagery, grating vocals, and relentless riffs. Watain has throughout their 22 year run maintained an epic songwriting approach that is dynamically varied and epic in scope. 2010’s Lawless Darkness continued this tradition with a focus on guitar solos, and a disregard for the BPM-calculating banality that plagues black metal. Angry Megal Guy praised the album, saying “So, once again, Lawless Darkness shows Watain as being one of the premier (if not the premier) black metal band(s) from Sweden. The legions of Swedish black metal are pretty thick, but listening to an album like this just puts into sharp perspective how black metal is to be executed.”
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Added by Santos Party House on September 8, 2010