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Order And Chaos: Norway In Noise And Metal

John Doran, Drowned in Sound, 22 October 2010

THIS LIST HAS been designed to upset you. It's not a best of Norwegian metal. It doesn't offer a comprehensive guide to any Norwegian genre of music. When I say noise, I don't mean noise like most people do. And sometimes when I say metal, I don't actually mean metal. The dislocating jump from genre to genre is probably, at best, dilettantish and confusing. There are obvious omissions and curious inclusions. I'm not concerned, or even that interested, with pop psychology of the Norwegian character or going on about forests and fjords and isolation and long nights and older gods and all that shit.

Total word count of piece: 1737

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