Cosmic metal is the yin to the New Age yang. Both are musics concerned with other worlds, with direct contemplation of mortality and open recognition that we dwell in a fallen realm. Matters of the material sphere are of less concern than an internalization of the ways in which darkness and light, north and south, sun and moon, stupor, enlightenment, endarkenment, sex and magick are undeniable drivers of the undulating trance that throbs throughout all consciousness. And a shared recognition that maximum volume will yield maximum results.
Transcendence and descendence are both expansions from a middling plane of existence.
In the interest of drawing attention to the occult spiritual continuum between these schools of thought — and in some cases, finding ground with fellow travelers in heavy electronic music — Inter-Dimensional Music offers the following catalog of artists who fall within our purposely abstract terminology, thus …
A Blackened New Age
Nurse With Wound
Leyland Kirby (aka V/VM, The Caretaker, et al)
Wino (Obsessed, St. Vitus, Hidden Hand, Spirit Carvan)
Wolves in The Throne Room
Acid Mothers Temple