I just finished reading Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, which is a really fine book. Norwegian Black Metal is quite a story, including arson, murder, Nazism, very confused teenagers, more murder, more Nazism, and a whole hell of a lot of high-pitched singing and grinding guitars. My favorite band so far is Abruptum, who are led by a dwarf who considers himself so evil that he can have no human name, and is therefore called “It”.
The kids across the street are having a party and their “band” is playing. So far they have played the intro to just about every song with a cool intro, including:
Seven Nation Army
Smoke on the Water
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Child of Mine
They’re nice kids with basically good taste, but they should learn a whole song some day.