At its best, at its darkest, metal reaches into the primal impulses that challenge the listener and force them to engage. The world of fantasy, surrealism and abstraction are echoed in stylistic choices throughout the genre. Throughout the ages fine artists have touched upon topics that the mainstream culture has rejected, much like heavy metal does today. Shedding the weight of mainstream acceptance and profitability these art forms have a deep union we often neglect.
Art and music which deny the trends of the day to focus on the our most base, our most coveted interests in mortality, control and alternative ways of existence. There is little wonder than that these two arts have intertwined and feed off each other. Here we have featured here some of our favorite artists that reflect this ethos.