What's all this fuss about?

Latin lyrics in Heavy Metal music are a common phenomenon. The darker the music, the more evil the band wanna be. What's better than using an old, mysterious, hardly understandable, cryptic, medieval and therefore almost satanic language? Unfortunately bands seldom know how to use this language properly. So, instead of evoking the demons of the realm of evil, they just evoke a hop-frog. Clatu verata nicto! - The most of you know what happened after this wrongly spoken spell.

Normally, two questions are the result of the fact that you've just read a latin phrase:
- What does it mean? (almost everybody)
- Is it correct? (just a few latin aficionados)

This page doesn't want to make fun of mistakes in latin lyrics. I wanna answer the first question to everybody who is interested. The second question is just for myself or for the two or three weird guys out there or for bands which are thinking about using a latin phrase as well. You can contact me if you want.

Sonntag, 13. März 2011

Morbid Angel, quo vadis?

Soon, Morbid Angel gonna release their eighth album which has the latin title Illud divinum insanus. This could mean this divine insanity but the endings of the forms aren't correct. It would be better to say illa divina insana or illa insania divina.
I wrote to the management pointing this out. Maybe my sinistre power is already strong enough to help the legend Morbid Angel going back to their dark path...
if so, bow your head and obey!