https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrJyv8hIshw well, that was pretty decent to be honest, its funny how some morons find it offensive to see a guy wearing a rap group shirt playing black metal (the offenders are now offended, talking about hypocrisy). He doesn't give a flying fuck about it so he's still more 'black metal' than your average kvlt fag. Also, lol @ people in mid 2010's thinking black metal is still an underground music genre.
Anyway, leaving bullshit aside. Who the hell cares if a band plays live or doesn't? Look at Burzum for example, or another prime example is Drudkh (who make beautiful music.) Mütiilation's level of achievement in the Black Metal scene won't change if they play or don't play live.
mütiilation playing live is counter-logic to the lln philosophy in the first place... vordb for example would never give live show. but meyhnach doesnt look like part of lln anymore. he looks like ordinary metal guy. also he never managed to learn gloatre. it seems like the only elite members knew gloatre, and he wasnt one of them.
he must have been lower in the lln hierarchy. nevertheless, mütiilation on the musical side, is significant milestone in the black metal history. but still, projects like torgeist are undebatably more influential at all.
The counter-argument is that Mutiilation is, in effect, a dead project. So the live show was a sort of celebration. But I don't really know. I've read somewhere an interview of the mighty Marko Laiho from Beherit, claiming he refused an Hellfest big offer. And of course, the same for Fenriz from Darkthrone. Probably Mutiilation should have done it the same... by refusing the temptation to appear live. That is a momentary satisfaction that ends up in nothing.
Varg Vikernes would have said: "This represents nowadays black metal: a nigga-wanna-be acting like a rockstar". Fenriz would have said: "Mutiilation were a great studio band, they should have not performed live (again)". Former LLN comrades would have said: "What about that underground statements?" And I...don't really know what to think. I am not ALWAYS against live performances...band such as Marduk are doing it very well. But Mutiilation...... I think he probably failed. I don't know.
You're welcome, @s_mars ;) Still i decided to post it here because somehow that gig shows something, and it's the lack of interest nowadays about Mutiilation and it's legacy (that without mention the fans) from Willy himself, using part of it's crew from the pityful Sektektum. He did a show like a common rockstar, he got paid for it, most of the people doesn't even knew who the fuck this band is. Everyone got what they wanted. End of the story.
Still, he'll never been the first asshole who make music in the past that i have really been enjoying then and now.
There are a pair of clips running through Youtube pal, being this the best i found out there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrJyv8hIshw Many people say (counting even witnesers of the show) that was pretty decent. But not superb.
@Amixor33 on his quote has the reason about why all this recent bullshit hurts somehow. As i usually say, if you can't understand it, it's better for you to quit. No matter if you are a mere listener, a "fan" or even the artist itself.
"I survived time and death to meet you... When all stopped in '96, trends and childish bands were ruling the Black Metal scene and the true old bands were buried under a pile of commercial crap. [...] We have to crush those well thinking pigs who made Black Metal something common and accepted" - made his own word sound bullshit, just saying!
If you're a studio only project I totally agree with you, but when you're a full blown live band you have to hang out with some other 3-4 dudes and rehearse your songs over and over again until you've memorized some good 40-50minutes of them to make a set. Expecting these people to do that for free, no matter what genre they play, is no less than absurd.