Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground by Michael Moynihan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
If you want to understand what to understand what real satanism is about, its many forms and thoughts, how it has influenced music and how it is received by youth subcultures, this is the book. It's an amazing voyage through music history, getting into one of the most extreme forms of music and thought, religious and political. Although I would have liked a more deep diving into the symbolism inside black metal, it shows enough to get a clear idea. Its big flaw is that the information is somewhat disorganized after the nicely done historical introduction, and with some interviews is really messy, but it's worth reading.
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