The Monday Match Game Is a Battle to Be the One True Cult

It’s Monday, and you know what that means! Yep, it’s time to pit idols against some other irrepressible force of nature and see who’s got what it takes to triumph!

Last week’s Monday Match Game gave the edge to PSYBOU KANOJO doing “BYOB” over PSYBOU KANOJO doing “The Romanticist,” and that’s not a bad opinion to have, especially because Yuki’s version is way better than SOAD’s (fight me).

For this week, though, we return to an important concept: What’s more kvlt?

In this corner, it’s the idols of the dead, of death and darkness and trips to southeast Asia, who are part of the ever-so-enjoyable renegotiation of black metal as an art form that Japan is killing so hard right now, and have the beyond-indie release practices to prove it; in the other corner, a band so influential that they get credited for pioneering everything from New Wave to goth.

When it’s trve kvlt vs. true Cult, only one will survive!

Honestly, “a lot of these people listened to it” is a terrible way of saying that so-and-so helped to invent a thing; yeah, I’m in the What Are You Talking About Venom Wrote an Album Called Black Metal That’s Not How It Works camp (fight me again)

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