A few days ago I got into it with a Season Of Mist bigwig for their dumb claim that it was virtue signaling for scenesters to call known NSBM flirting DRUDKH overtly nationalist years ago when the above shirt came out. They probably now want to reprint to grift on during the Ukraine crisis, but that is not the worst part. Fucking don’t act like Hate Forest was never a thing. Don’t assume that people are idiots and don’t know the band glorified the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, a formation from World War II that committed ethnic cleansing.
This is not hearsay. Also, I unfollowed you. Maybe you banned me afterwards. Idk or care. Fact is, fucking duh. I never even outright called them Nazis, I just cut through your gaslighting. You chose that word, lmao. If the boot fits!
I get it, they had some sweet riffs over the years. Who fucking cares. Don’t use the invasion and a humanitarian crisis to gaslight and try to whitewash (pun intended) the reputation of one of your roster’s sketchiest bands. And yeah, don’t try to act like I am just virtue signal addicted either. I have friends in Ukraine and the rest of that part of the world right now and am also an Estonian American and know very well (my dad fled Stalin) how scary and shitty Russian aggression can be. Solidarity with the people and not with bullshit.
Also, as for the “you don’t know them” argument…maybe they should do some fucking interviews then sometime and have some accountability instead of you giving them cover. Sick of this level of misdirection in the metal scene. Eat my whole ass.
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