The Beauty of Symmetry in Metal Imagery

Archive: Black Metal

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).

BlackShore – 52 Meters Deep in Symmetry

23rd of June, 2014

BlackShore is a Black Metal band from Lübeck, Germany. The band was formed in 2007 by Hades and Blizzard and has released three albums (Railway to BlackShore, Legion and Terror) and two EPs. Terror – their latest album – was released in November 2013 via Black Skull Records. I briefly spoke to Hades about Terror’s cover artwork.