APOPTHELEMA BOOK REVIEW
Slayer by D.X. Ferris
by Kyle Nonneman
SLAYER - D.X. FERRIS
Far better then Mciver's book on Slayer.
This updated edition covers Repentless and is a full length sequel to Ferris' seminal analysis of Reign In Blood.
Ferris wrote a fairly informative, in-depth and well researched book on Slayer. It is powerful insight on the most dedicated, legit and committed of the big four. Slayer kills all.
That statement doesn’t need to be expanded upon, defended, or explained any further.
Whatever the fuck you want to say about Slayer and later failed experiments to keep active, those mediocre later albums were still better then any other major label metal release of that decade. Slayer are gods of metal and are above the laws of man and thus above all scene politics.
This book reminds us of why Slayer kills all such as Jeff Hanneman putting himself at greater risk of death by refusing to get his arm amputated so he could still shred. This book is highly recommended and essential.
The only complaint I have is when Ferris starts voicing his ambivalent personal opinions about modern metal. Ferris has worked for Decibel.
Ferris make logically incorrect statements like calling Slipknot "The truest Nu Metal" Listening to and supporting the "The Truest Nu Metal" is like eating the least rotten food out of the dumpster or fucking the least infected crackwhore.
What's the fucking point?
Also Nu metal shouldn’t be dignified with the classification of Nu Metal. Its false metal pure and simple. Decibel lost most of its integrity when they chose to call Codex Obscurum humorless and elitist. Criticizing, instead of supporting, a dedicated group of metalheads that put in the ardent work to write, layout, finance and distribute a DIY print zine in this ear is as false as it gets.
Lamestream rock journalists that like to pretend they’re better metalheads because their unbiased approach makes them more open minded. But in most cases that just makes more sympathetic to weak poser shit.
In a lot of cases, these journalists perpetuate the poser trends by legitimizing them in print. Instead of covering the new Deathhammer, Mitochondrion etc album, they'd rather give coverage to whatever trendy poser shit the majors have released lately.
When you’re running a corporate sponsored glossy bar-coded magazine, You have to answer to people outside of the metal underground. You don’t have the full creative license to say what you want and you have to pander to your corporate sponsors… So you don’t go out of business.
Because there are financial concerns involved that undermine the integrity of the writers for these magazines. If you’re DIY and financing it and distributing it yourself, your opinions hold more weight and are more credible. Untainted by major label coercion.
Buy this book!
BIBLE OF BUTCHERY THE OFFICAL BIOGRAPHY OF.CANNIBAL CORPSE
This book basically consists of extended interviews with the band compiled by McIver in a Please Kill Me -esque fashion.
McIver is one of those tourist dilettantes that, despite being on the surface a dedicated metalhead, feels the need to use comedic relief,hipster irony and pedantic rationalizations to justify and apologize to the herd for his interest in metal.
The type of posturing public relations weekend warrior asshole that instead of embracing his outsider status feels the need to ensure the herd that metalheads are really normal people and safe...
Fuck off and die with that cowardly shit.
Standing pride against the world of shit is an integral part of being a metalhead and the guilty have no pride.
This bio has no interviews or input from Chris Barnes for whatever reason...
The first four Cannibal Corpse albums were brutal classics of death metal that were still rooted in thrash and retained a degree of grind to it.
The unapologetic gore obsessed misanthropic splatter lyrics set a cult standard.
After Alex Webster took over writing the lyrics for Cannibal Corpse albums they suffered significantly in quality.
The later stuff never crossed over
It evolved interestingly in terms of technique.
Cannibal Corpse remained the only above-ground extreme metal band to chart and remains one of the only extreme metal bands to achieve a high degree of commercial success without selling out.
Cannibal Corpse never put out a Cold Lake or a Heartwork.
That's honorable especially considering the fact that most bands lose it after four albums then they peak and go rot and roll or whatever the fuck.
This bio has a lot of interesting history of the band and is well worth reading.
Despite Mcivers unfortunate involvement and the lack of input from Barnes.
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