Voigt-Kampf testing Satan 1

Posted by othiym23 Fri, 25 Apr 2008 04:51:03 GMT

Just because he plays black metal for fans of black metal, and is all bleak and black and misanthropic and secretly a dirty San Francisco hippie, Leviathan’s Wrest thinks he can sneak covert science fiction references past us. He cannot. First it was a beefy sample of The Agent from The Matrix on the Leviathan / Crebain split. I’ll admit that wasn’t covert so much as completely blatant, but it was a major WTF moment just the same, given how resolutely inward-looking Leviathan’s airless nightmare closet of a world usually is. Now, on Massive Conspiracy Against All Life, his most recent and supposedly final album, he has a song, “Merging With Sword, Onto Them”, that is ten minutes of black metal carnage culminating in a buried melody that is an unmistakable clone of Vangelis’s indelible Blade Runner theme. I wonder how many other people have noticed.

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    Petr 2 months later:

    I wonder how many other people have noticed.

    I have. The Vangelis melody gives the violent black metal on the background an almost eerie quality. Nice touch, in my opinion. Too bad he doesn’t credit.

    Btw, I found your page by googling “Merging With Sword, Onto Them Vangelis”, and there are not many hits. I guess not many people have noticed and/or let it be known.

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