Well, what first drew my attention to metal in the early '80s was the imagery, I think. When I discovered the actual music that came with it, I found what I had been looking for all my life. Sounds pathetic perhaps, but it's true. Which leads me to what metal means to me: it's my life. Maybe that's pathetic too, but again it's true.
Back in the early '90s, would-be BM bands were popping up everywhere and they all used rather ridiculous ways to describe their music, like "true Aryan evil unholy BM" and so on. Originally, Countess' music was described as "cold, dark BM in the archaic tradition" (if I remember correctly) and though certainly fitting, especially for the first demo and album, I wanted to find a way to describe Countess' music in a shorter, more direct and more recognizable way, to set Countess apart from all the other bands. One day, I just came up with "orthodox BM". It sounded cool and seemed fitting then, as it still sounds and seems today.
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