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Old 11-09-2012, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DethMaiden View Post
I wrote a little thing about Lovecraft and death metal, if anyone is interested in reading it:
I'm not a huge fan of either of the bands you talked about, but Lovecraft had a very cyclical view of history - civilizations are born by crushing and conquering other civilizations, they flourish, then deteriorate. This was a pretty prominent theme in The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Ironically he greatly admired both Ancient Egypt, which was founded on unification instead of conquest, and the Roman Empire, which conquered Ancient Egypt. Which Morbid Angel lyricized about on Blessed Are The Sick if I remember right.
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