Take the ‘IKEA or Death’ quiz, and prove you know the difference between cool furniture and evil metal


Watain photo by Linda Akerberg

There are many phases of fun to IKEA: Walking the showroom, scarfing down those tasty fucking meatballs they serve in the cafeteria, and pronouncing all the furniture names in a deep Watain growl as you frustratingly struggle to figure out how to put it together back home.

Fun, fun, fun.


But Gatesman & Dave realized recently that IKEA’s furniture and accessories sound quite a bit like black metal band names, so they whipped up this quiz that everyone seems to be taking this morning. Hell, even Suede’s Mat Osman tweeted it out yesterday! (He got 13 of 20.)


“IKEA is that friendly shop where you get cheap furniture from the inside of a giant, unending warehouse,” writes the quiz creators on ikeaordeath.com. “Black metal is the kind of music that sounds like someone screaming while trapped inside a burning church. They each possess a fervent fan base. And to tell you the truth, the names of the furniture in IKEA sound a lot like the names of black metal bands. Consider this quiz an educational way to learn the difference between the two. It doesn’t matter if you know who Burzum is or if you’ve ever sat in a Preben chair – it’s time to have some kvlt fun. Death to false furniture!



Just don’t use that Florera to burn down any churches, please.