Is this black metal record an accidental gay concept album? Hell Bent For Metal finds out - Knotfest
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Is this black metal record an accidental gay concept album? Hell Bent For Metal finds out

Posted by Tom Dare in Hell Bent for Metal on July 14, 2021

The LGBT+ heavy metal podcast’s first Knotfest Special is an in-depth look at Anaal Nathrakh’s album ‘Endarkenment’, and an explanation as to why the hosts interpret it as a queer concept album.

Hell Bent For Metal's second ever special, and their first in partnership with Knofest, takes the Camp Classic feature from the regular show – where they take a work of heavy metal that spoke to them as queers and explain why – and turns it into an in-depth feature-length episode available exclusively through Knotfest Premium. https://youtu.be/OwG0J78ibMw The album they are looking at 'Endarkenment', the 2020 album from Anaal Nathrakh, the Birmingham, UK experts in making grinding black metal that sounds searing and vile. Which, apparently, can be interpreted as a queer concept record. And while one of the hosts was convinced at the start, the other needs a little bit of persuading, as he just heard the usual mix of politics, swearing, and noises that sounds like an angry demagorgon passing through a jet engine. Anaal Nathrakh's trademarks are the scathing, biting wit of the lyrics, filtered through the vitriolic musical talents of Mick
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