i was…

… going to title this “all hail the true metal warriors”, in a private joke for myself, which I think came from some forum that was slagging off Nu Metal, and I somehow remember or made that line up or associate it with that… so I did a search and funny the first thing that came up is all hail the true metal warriors, because when i saw this picture, Emile was the first person I thought of.

…but I didn’t, because I thought it was slightly at the edge of offensive, the ‘hail’ and ‘warriors’ and living in Germany… even though Adolf does look fetching as a perfect Phil Lynott. Strange that here I hold myself back a little, overtaken by seriousness. Yet looking at Chairman Mao made up as Gene Simmons, I think probably in China I saw a work if not identical, then with similar sentiment, and the difference between the two, one regarded with the humourless perhaps even ashamed didacticism of never forgetting, the other, far more embedded still within the society, reduced not infrequently to an object of kitsch.

all hail the true metal warriors
all hail the true metal warriors