The Beauty of Symmetry in Metal Imagery

Archive: Album cover

Zeal & Ardor – Symmetry is Fine

20th of June, 2017

Zeal and Ardor is a Black Metal project by Manuel Gagneux, a Swiss-American musician who had previously created a project called Birdmask, that he describes as Crycore. Zeal and Ardor’s debut album ‘Devil is Fine’ was first released on Bandcamp in 2016 and re-released by MVKA on February 24, 2017. Gagneux wrote and recorded the album himself (source).

The album’s core idea is based on one question: what would it sound like if slaves had sung songs that didn’t praise god, but satan. The result is a highly unique mix of Gospel, Jazz, Pop and Black Metal. Gagneux apparently got the idea in conversations on 4chan (source).

Defeatist – Tyranny of Symmetry

7th of August, 2012

Defeatist is a Grindcore band from New York City, USA, formed in 2005. The band has released two EPs (Thanatonic State and In Praise of False Hope both in 2009), two splits with Kursk and Triac/ASRA, one compilation (including all EP and split songs) and two full length albums. The latest one is Tyranny of Decay released in 2011 via Nerve Altar.