A FAN of death metal, as well as black, speed and ‘doom’ metal, is confident everyone would enjoy it as much as he does if they just gave it a go.
Tom Logan, who listens exclusively to metal and metal variants, believes that because people are put off by the genre’s macho image they do not realise how accessible it truly is.
He said: “Take a band like Wolves In The Throne Room. Black metal, yes, but their interest in the occult is more sophisticated than outdated Satanism and the musicianship is absolutely incredible.
“A track like I Will Lay Down My Bones Among The Rocks And Roots may be 18 minutes of frenzied shredding, crashing drums and guttural screams but lyrically it’s really peaceful. It relaxes me.
“And Cannibal Corpse’s Heads Shoveled Off is about a Vietnam veteran turned serial murderer so, as I explained to my stepdad, it’s practically a twin to Billy Joel’s Goodnight Saigon.
“It’s a shame more people don’t have open minds. Honestly, Ritual Necromancy could be the next One Direction.”
Girlfriend Jo Kramer said: “It all sounds the same; loud, thrashy, screaming, shit. But I have a thing for big blokes with beards.”