Music

Black metal and two-number disasters

The genre of rock music known as “metal” has gone through some interesting evolutionary changes over the past forty years; the original “heavy metal” of Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest now sounding positively tuneful and, well, almost light in comparison

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A piece of wood, a string, and a milk tin

Although perhaps being portrayed a bit too heavily by Western media as a heart-warming rags-to-riches story (“disabled musicians living on the streets of Kinshasa are discovered by French film-makers and overcome the odds to produce a best-selling album and mount

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