Nobody likes a quitter. Unless the person is ME, and the quitter in question is Jon Nodtveidt, who "quit" living on August 13, 2006.
Wait, let me clarify: I don't necessarily "like" Jon as a human being, as he was an asshole, Satanic douche, and convicted murderer. But as a musician, the man was brilliant. he formed Dissection at the ripe old age of 14, and recorded their two finest albums between the ages of 18 and 20. Hard to believe, considering the maturity and melodic complexity of his compositions. Quite simply, The Somberlain and Storm of the Light's Bane are two of the best fucking black metal albums ever made, packed with equal amounts of both demonic hatred and epic, Wagnerian bombast.
After making these two albums, Nodtveidt was convicted of the aforementioned murder, went to prison for a few years, was released in 2003, made a terrible "comeback" album (2006's Reinkaos), and then finally offed himself for Satan in the middle of a ring of a candles at the age of 31.
Long story short, an incredibly fucked-up dude who made some amazing music. Not an entirely uncommon concept.
DISSECTION - THE SOMBERLAIN (1993)
DISSECTION - STORM OF THE LIGHT'S BANE (1995)
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Get schooled on the preamble to Dissection's dark legacy by downloading their first two demos, 1990's The Grief Prophecy and 1991's Into Infinite Obscurity, HERE.
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