Wild’s Reprisal - A Few Too Many
"As Humanities crushing footstep increases, those of us that love the wild places have a duty to defend those spaces by any means necessary. Actions in defense of the Earth should be rooted in a deeper philosophical understanding of the morality of the intrinsic value of all life. Reflecting on the ecological status of all organisms, it comprehends the Ecosphere as a Being that transcends in importance any one single species, even the self-named sapient one."
Out there somewhere in the black abyss is a version I mixed and mastered… I hope eventually it makes the break of day.
“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, 1949
Wild’s Reprisal is one man black metal out of the Cascadian Mountains. The music is reflective of deeply held ecocentric beliefs and a commitment to deep ecology. The focus of this music project is to inject a level of intellectualism into a genre rife with bands professing a love and connection with the natural world.
A Fierce Green Fire In Her Dying Eyes is dedicated to Aldo Leopold.
Skagos - A Night That Ends, As All Nights End, When The Sun Rises
things I listened to in Portland
Hellhammer - The Third of Storms
Plaag’s “Somber’s Out’
Not bad. Is black ‘n’ roll still a thing? I mean, I know there are bands that play that style, but I remember when it was really popular in the black metal scene for about five seconds. Is it still popular anymore? I can’t keep up with whatever is the new craze anymore. Last I remember dsbm and the whole black metal post-rock shoegaze (I guess they’re calling it blackgaze now?) thing still reigned supreme. Oh, and the Cascadian black metal scene. Although I keep seeing more and more war metal bands, Blasphemy’s progeny, so-to-speak. Anyways, this band makes me want to listen to Craft.
Leviathan - Mine Molten Armor
from the album “The Tenth Sub-level of Suicide”