Long before every self proclaimed youth culture expert agency jumped on every imaginable bandwagon with the only intention of selling it and you off to the highest bider, “scary” subcultures existed, like Black Metal. I know it is hard to imagine a world where “sub cultures” existed without them having been created by large multinational companies or cocaine agencies run by assholes but so it was. When I started getting into Death Metal around 92 the big scare was Black Metal- to you non metal heads, there is a big difference- and a lof the mags were writing about the violent aspect of the Norwegian scene. To give you a glimpse into what the mainstream world thought of “sub cultures” before they realized they could butt rape it and make off it, watch this clip.
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