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Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:22 am
by saturnfan
Anybody prefer the smooth sounds of pure raw evil?

some recent additions to my collection:

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Skuggeheim - Vinterikets Konge

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Raspberry Bulbs - Finally Burst

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Bone Awl - meaningless leaning mess

Some all time favorites:
Desolation Triumphalis - Forever Bound To Nothingness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRI4R0ERp20

Vlad Tepes - Massacre Song from the Devastated Lands
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2b1tyHyE20

Dark Tribe - Iron Grave
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmSAHA8vT_U

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:06 am
by brickiemart
Negura Bunget is probably my favorite black metal band. They just kept getting better with each release until the core members disbanded. The new cd with the drummer as the only original member is surprising descent too.

Other black metal I like; I was a huge Mayhem fanboy and still love all Bathory, even Octagon and Requiem are tolerable to me, (I don't dig his solo stuff though). Hellveto from Poland is amazing consistent and probably my next favorite BM project, check out Stos if you haven't gotten into them. Abigor's first and third cd are classics to me as is Blut Aus Nord's The Work Which Transforms God (I like it more than their first two releases which get a lot of acclaim as well).

I like almost all metal, non black metal I'm a big fan of Benighted, Malignancy, Russian folk metal band Arkona (love them), Therion, darkwave and neo folk/classical, goth rock, etc. I'll check out the bands you named dropped. I can always use more abysmal soul-crushing music. :)

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:20 am
by james12762
those bands are really good probably my favorite black metal bands are dimmu borgir especially with vortex as there bassist if you havent checked them out i would suggest you listen to them they are amazing i also love mayhem gorgoroth emperor and burzum ive been latly getting into alot of viking folk metal my favorite has to be finsterforst and vintersorg both are really amazing

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:38 am
by KillemallCFH
In the Nightside Eclipse is really the only pure black metal album I like. Borknagar is a really good black/folk band I've been listening to; look up the song "Colossus" - I bet even a few people who don't like metal could find that song enjoyable.

brickiemart wrote:...Arkona...
Ot Serdtsa K Nebu is a pretty fantastic album. More bands need to use female vocals like they do.

...Finsterforst...
They're really good, though for some reason they get a good amount of hate (the reason I hear cited most is that their vocals are boring, but I find them to be fine). That being said, they do sound a lot like Moonsorrow (albeit a tad bit more folk-y), but don't quite measure up. (Moonsorrow is fucking awesome.) Other folk metal I listen to: Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Primordial, Alestorm (pirate metal FTW), Primordial (not sure if I'd quite qualify them as folk metal; I think they refer to themselves as "celtic pagan metal" or something), Equilibrium.

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:43 am
by james12762
in the nightside eclypse is an amazing album

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:19 am
by Bootaaay
Not a terribly big fan of black metal, but I like a few bands; (although most of these aren't purely black metal)

Windir, Enslaved, Ensiferum, Arkona, Metsatöll, Emperor & Ulver (I fucking love Bergtatt, one of my all-time favourite albums).

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:43 am
by benderx
I remember watching a documentary of black metal, and that may be the name of doc. released last year indie film.

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:45 am
by Niode
I grew out of black metal when I was 16. Such an utterly pointless genre of music. I'm convinced that the only reason 'metal' fans like it, is because it's still fairly obscure so they can be a dick in public by quoting all these obscure black metal bands. Black metal is just crap.

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:59 am
by Bootaaay
Niode wrote:I grew out of black metal when I was 16. Such an utterly pointless genre of music. I'm convinced that the only reason 'metal' fans like it, is because it's still fairly obscure so they can be a dick in public by quoting all these obscure black metal bands. Black metal is just crap.


Just because you fail to understand, appreciate or enjoy the music and just because a subsection of the black metal fanbase seems intent on equating obscurity to quality, doesn't mean you should tar everyone with the same brush.

Re: Black metal

Posted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:53 am
by Hatta
Black metal makes me laugh. Oh sure, you're soooo scary. I appreciate the technical ability it takes to play, but... come on.