November 20, 2012

Messalina


While there are probably dozens of metal songs about Elizabeth Bathory, the number of songs about Messalina is surprisingly small. Suprisingly, given that Messalina's reputation makes her a subject that is at least as 'metal' as the infamous countess. Perhaps even more so, when taking into account that Messalina's actions may have been less brutal than Elizabeth's, they were certainly as immoral and definitely more subtle and devious. Also, while nowadays many historians question whether Elizabeth actually committed the brutal acts contributed to her, such doubts hardly exist concerning Messalina's legend.