Originally Posted by Cedar
Black metal is good but the fans, the performers and the ideology is ridiculous
Not entirely. Despite the fact that he is a complete piece of shit, I agree with Varg's reasons for burning down the churches, but not with the fact that he actually did it. A lot of Black Metal (once you get beyond childish obsessions with satan) bands are about very reasonable things, such as free thinking, the rejection of religion (judeo-christianity especially) in favor of ancient rituals, ancestor veneration, environmental conservation and propagation, naturalism, astronomy, and the revocation of one's own position within human society. Corpsepaint, satan, animal parts, church burnings, taking yourself seriously, and murder are all just theatrics.