Keith Kahn Harris

professionally curious, communally engaged

Music criticism

[In addition to the pieces below and elsewhere on this site, between 1997 and 2006 I wrote music reviews and interviews for the magazine Terrorizer]

The Challenge of Mediocre Metal in Souciant, 12 February 2015

My Top Ten Musical Anxieties of 2014 in Souciant, 16 December 2014

The 2013 ‘Metal Beyond Metal’ series in Souciant:

Too Much Metal 29 November

Invisible Metal 6 December

Music At A Standstill 12 December

The Metal Future 20 December

Slow Metal 27 December

Breaking Metal’s Boundaries 10 January

Metal Beyond Metal 17 January

We Are The Phone Crew in Souciant, 16 July 2013

Slayer and Me in Souciant, 14 June 2012

Heavy Metal Sheep in Souciant, 22 September 2011

Top Ten Metal Hybrids in Souciant, 30 June 2011

Yiddish-Speaking Vikings in Souciant, 20 April 2011

Black Metal for Leftists in Souciant, 22 March 2011

Botswana’s Cowboy Metalheads in Vice (online edition), 31 March 2011

‘Heavy Shtetl’ in Guardian Comment Is Free , 6 April 2009.

‘The Aesthetics of Hate Music’ essay commissioned for the ‘Anti-semitism and xenophobia today’ website: http://www.axt.org.uk/hatemusic/hatemusic.htm , 2004

‘Jews and Black Music: A Difficult Relationship’ in Jewish Renaissance, 6/3, 29-30, 2004