I just want to mention my concept of a bright darkness.
There’s the typical kind of darkness: profoundly evil, great horror, annihilationistic, empty, extolled by so many black metal album covers. Then there’s what I call bright darkness, or the quality of dark. It’s edgy, sweet, vibrant, alive, sensual, carnal, so like desire. You might even call it demonic, even kind of divine. I guess what I’m trying to refer to is the id. Or a carnal power of some sort.